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NEUTRIK USA ANNOUNCES 2013 ‘premierePARTNER’ AWARD RECIPIENTS

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Charlotte, NC – October 2013… Neutrik USA, the leading supplier of robust and reliable professional connectivity solutions for audio, video, and data, is pleased to announce the recipients of the company’s 2013 premierePARTNER Awards program. The premierePARTNER Awards recognize ten select companies that have developed an innovative product that incorporates Neutrik-brand connectors and meets the highest level of innovation for their segment of the industry. more

Atlona Appoints Ken Eagle as Director of Training and Technical Sales

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Oct. 29, 2013 — Atlona(R), a leading digital connectivity solutions provider, today announced that the company has named Ken Eagle as its director of training and technical sales. In his new role, Eagle is responsible for training and education, as well as presale solutions engineering.

Eagle has extensive AV industry experience across several organizations within the custom integration, sales, and training sectors. Most recently, he served as the owner and founder of a top custom integration company where he grew sales to $1 million in only six years. Previously, he held the position of regional sales manager at AVI-SPL and during a tenure at Digital Projection International (DPI), Eagle was responsible for managing outreach relations, education, and training for North America. Eagle is a Dealerscope 40 Under 40 recipient, a CE Pro Quest for Quality award winner, and is recognized as a registered outreach instructor by CEDIA.

“Over the course of his career, Ken has demonstrated a constant commitment to developing relationships with every faction of the AV marketplace,” said Ilya Khayn, president and CEO, Atlona. “He is extremely respected within our industry, and we look forward to applying his dynamic training programs and sales expertise to the exciting innovations that we have on the horizon.”

“Atlona has a reputation throughout the industry for placing a heavy emphasis on training; the Atlona Academy program is exemplary in ensuring the highest-quality installations for end-users,” said Eagle. “I’m looking forward to contributing to the program’s success, in addition to leading the talented technical sales team in providing our customers with the perfect solution for their applications.”

Eagle has a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Oakland University and holds certifications from CEDIA, ISF, and CTS. He is based in Atlanta and reports to Khayn.

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About Atlona(R)
Atlona(R) is a leading provider of innovative, reliable AV and IT connectivity solutions. Since 2003, the company has been designing and engineering award-winning products for a diverse range of residential and commercial AV and IT markets, including education, business, government, entertainment, and healthcare.

Atlona’s products and services enable system designers, integrators, consultants, and installers to simplify installation, minimize maintenance, and maximize the versatility of premier automated control solutions. Atlona’s vision is simple: deliver customer-driven products designed and developed with the features, performance, and reliability that industry leaders demand; and deliver the best value in the industry.

More information about Atlona is available at www.atlona.com.

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Archimedia to Demonstrate First-of-Its-Kind Master Player at AMIA Annual Conference

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Oct. 29, 2013 — Archimedia Technology, a new company whose technology and applications bridge the gap between content producers and their archives without loss of quality, today announced that it will showcase its products and technology at the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Annual Conference Nov. 6-9 in Richmond, Va.

Archimedia Chief Marketing Officer Josef Marc will be demonstrating the Archimedia Master Player’s versatility in playing out various master formats — including DPX, DCP, JPEG 2000, uncompressed, Ultra HD, broadcast HD, 4K, and beyond — over HDMI and SDI with a true 12- bit reference player and customized test patterns.

“AMIA is a respected organization in the industry, and its annual conference brings together many influential professionals who value the history and importance of the archives in their care,” Marc said. “It’s the perfect opportunity to debut our new — and first-of-its-kind — Archimedia Master Player to archivists, who were a key motivation behind the technology in the first place.”

Archimedia’s technology encapsulates complex file interchange and quality control processes for mastering and archive formats, allowing archivists to check master media files in and out of an archive with fast, accurate, and inexpensive tools.

Information about the Archimedia Master Player and other Archimedia products is available at www.archimediatech.com.

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About Archimedia
Archimedia Technology specializes in the processing, conversion, and playback of mastering formats, including JPEG 2000, for the professional broadcast, digital cinema, and video archival industries. Its technology and applications bridge the gap between content producers and their archives without loss of quality. Archimedia’s products fulfill a critical piece of the production and archival workflows, encapsulating complex file interchange and quality control processes for mastering and archive formats into practical solutions that give end users a new level of access to their assets. More information is available at www.archimediatech.com.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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CCW 2013: Digital Nirvana to Show Live Stream and Broadcast Monitoring Software, Plus Content Repurposing Solution

Newark, CA – Digital Nirvana’s live stream media monitoring solution, broadcast monitoring software, and content repurposing system for multi-platform distribution will be front and center at the upcoming Content & Communications World Expo (CCW). Being held from November 13-14th at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, CCW is an annual convention focused on media and entertainment technology that includes HDWorld, SATCON and the Production + Post conferences.

Digital Nirvana will exhibit in Booth #1257 at the show.

“We’re very excited about CCW 2013,” said Hiren Hindocha, president and CEO of Digital Nirvana. “It’s a dynamic show that grows in popularity each year. It’s the perfect venue to present innovative technology. We’ve got a unique set of products that offer the capabilities and cost savings customers need now. We anticipate a very positive reception at this show next month.”

AnyStream IQ, the industry’s first live stream media monitoring solution, will be showcased within Digital Nirvana’s CCW booth. This cloud-based software-as-a-service helps broadcasters record, log and monitor live streamed media, validate ad runs, prove web captioning compliance, and cut clips for easy sharing. AnyStream IQ is designed specifically for the new streamed media monitoring requirements of broadcasters, content creators, aggregators and distributors.

Because it’s a cloud-based subscription service, there is no hardware or software to install. Users just specify the URL of the stream, and AnyStream IQ records the streams, extracts the closed captions (if any), and provides a browser-based interface to search the recorded streams. With its Cut/Clip feature, users can easily mark in and out points on the video and share the clip for either compliance or proof of airing purposes. AnyStream IQ complements a station’s current, in-house broadcast compliance logging system.

In addition to AnyStream IQ, Digital Nirvana offers an innovative solution for traditional broadcast monitoring. Monitor IQ is the only broadcast monitoring system that provides automatic ad detection, a director’s audio track, as well as an advanced metadata harvester™capability. Monitor IQ combines the functionality of content recording (HD and SD in full resolution), content searching, retrieval and repurposing, Web publishing, signal monitoring, air-check logging, archiving, ad verification and tracking, and competitive analysis while offering the scalability that broadcasters need.

The latest software includes several features that are a direct result of customer feedback. Among the new, customer-suggested features are: flexible content archiving, real-time newscast exporting, and automatic extraction of Program Guide data from the broadcast stream.

Because the platform is based on open web services (REST) API’s, Digital Nirvana’s software can be easily integrated with third party products and can scale from one to multiple servers and from one to hundreds of channels.All Digital Nirvana solutions are web enabled, so users can access the software through any standard web browser without ActiveX component.

The company will also feature its MediaProTM content repurposing system for multi-platform distribution, which offers a low-cost way to repurpose HD clips from cable and broadcast. This new solution records encrypted cable feeds in full HD and is ideal for news and sports directors who frequently repurpose content from cable channels. For the broadcast engineer, it eliminates the need to maintain multiple set top boxes, frees up valuable rack space, and removes the cost of multiple DVRs.

MediaPro IQ allows users to easily edit, clip and publish live or recorded content in real-time. Search is based on keywords, program titles, descriptions, textual metadata, closed-caption, as-run logs, traffic logs, alarm and discrepancy logs and time/date or channel filters.

About Content & Communications World (CCW)

CCW (Content & Communications World) brings together more than 6,000 attendees and 300 exhibiting companies in media, entertainment and communications technology. Participants have an unmatched opportunity to interact with the latest products, explore technological innovations firsthand, and hear from experts who shape the industry at every stage of content creation, management and delivery. CCW features HD World, SATCON and the Production + Post Conference. For more information, visit www.ccwexpo.com.

About Digital Nirvana

Since 1996, Digital Nirvana has been empowering customers with innovative knowledge management technologies. By combining media and digital technology expertise, Digital Nirvana makes it possible for organizations to streamline operations and gain competitive advantage with advanced product and service offerings. The company’s portfolio includes the industry-leading Monitor IQ broadcast monitoring system, AnyStream IQ live stream monitoring solution, MediaPro content repurposing system, and repeat audio detection systems (RADS) for song tracking and ad tracking. A comprehensive service portfolio includes media monitoring and analysis, market intelligence and analytics, and learning management services. Digital Nirvana is headquartered in Newark, California with offices in Hyderabad and Coimbatore, India. For more information visit www.digital-nirvana.com.

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Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre Performs with Community

Founded in 1966, Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre (ASGT) is an outdoor community theatre in Historic Downtown Annapolis, Maryland. With its all-volunteer staff and actors, ASGT hosts three major productions each season in an outdoor garden setting. While most ASGT productions are musicals, the venue also hosts Shakespeare, improv and educational programs.

The outdoor garden setting is pleasant for theatre goers, but it presents ongoing challenges to actors and staff ranging from lingering afternoon heat and inclement weather to noise from boat engines and horns at the nearby City Dock. Scott McCormick, one of two Technical Directors at ASGT, says the theatre’s previous loudspeakers weren’t weather-resistant and had to be bagged or removed from the theatre when it rained and after each performance. In addition, they had poor directional control which contributed to on-stage feedback issues and neighborhood noise complaints.

Last summer, McCormick and members of the tech team approached the board of directors with a request for a new loudspeaker system. He wanted to fly the system on a truss that could double as a lighting truss. He wanted high-performance loudspeakers that were weather-resistant and could be left in place throughout the year. And, he wanted good directional control to provide even coverage in the theatre and reduce sound levels in the neighborhood.

McCormick contacted David McLain of CCI Solutions who modeled the theatre and recommended weatherized Community iBOX model iHP-1226WR loudspeakers for left and right front-of-house, i-212SWR’s for subwoofers and WET W2-228 loudspeakers for stage/foldback monitors. The mains and subs are suspended from the truss at stage left and right and the monitors are suspended behind the mains to cover the stage while minimizing their visual impact.

Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre with Weatherized Community iBOX Loudspeakers

Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre with Weatherized Community iBOX Loudspeakers

The theatre uses Shure UHF wireless microphone systems with Countryman headsets. On a typical production, all actors are equipped with wireless. The system is powered by QSC amplifiers and uses a Community dSPEC226AN loudspeaker processor for equalization and loudspeaker management. McCormick says the Community dSPEC is a “joy to work with” and he especially loves the amplifier calibration feature. He plans to use dSPEC presets to set up differing equalization for weather and humidity changes.
McCormick says the modeling was very accurate so that coverage is consistent throughout the theatre and they no longer receive neighborhood complaints. When the system was first turned on, everyone loved the sound. “Their jaws dropped,” said McCormick. “Everyone in the theatre can hear clearly and this year’s reviews are all positive about the sound.” He also noted that the stage monitor coverage was greatly improved while feedback was virtually eliminated. One actor commented, “I’ve never been able to hear anything like this on this stage!”

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HARMAN Professional Enhances Coke Studio at MTV’s Live Performances with Audio Support from Flying Carpet Productions & SOUND.COM

MUMBAI, India – The Coke Studio at MTV India is a premier platform for showcasing a fusion of India’s best musical talent. Now in its third season, the popular television broadcast events bring together the country’s top independent, classical, folk and popular artists and their creative energies into one entertaining series. Sponsored by the Coca-Cola Company, the show invites musicians from different genres to jam together while recording the resulting collaboration on the spot. The series has gained massive popularity with more than 40 million viewers in the second season alone. This year, the season has pushed the envelope by providing leading-edge music that features world-renowned composer AR Rahman with top artists like Sivamani, Amit Trivedi, Clinton Cerejo and others for listeners across the globe. The iconic AR Rahman is a global endorsee for HARMAN’s JBL brand, and Sivamani is an AKG endorsee.

The show is being supported by India’s leading audio & music production company Flying Carpet Productions (FCP), the sonic architects and turnkey audio solutions provider. Led by Audio Director, Ashish Manchanda, the company has supported broadcast music formats like Coke Studio, MTV Unplugged and has mixed for movie soundtracks like Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Dev D. In turn, the company collaborates with leading sound reinforcement provider SOUND.COM for The Coke Studio’s artist and production monitoring requirements at the shoot and during rehearsals. The MTV series also features Grammy™ Award winning engineer Stephen Fitzmaurice, who is leveraging his expertise from having worked with renowned artists like Seal and U2.

Commenting on the successful opening of Season 3 of Coke Studio at MTV, Ashish Manchanda, Audio Director & Engineer, FCP said, “With over 200 musicians and over 45 original songs, Season 3 of Coke Studio at MTV presents a plethora of musical flavors, enthralling audiences with unique combinations of music genres and versatile musicians. Thanks to the premium range of microphones & headphones by AKG and Soundcraft mixing consoles, we are able to capture life- like performances of the wonderful artists featured on the show- be it vocals or instruments. Considering the live nature of the program and the expectation for audio clarity, we are very pleased to collaborate with SOUND.COM. Their HARMAN Professional equipment deployed at the show has delivered flawless sound output, receiving very encouraging comments from the musicians and composers.”

SOUND.COM, with a track record of handling audio for some of the most illustrious live events in India, has provided the entire range of audio equipment and the backend support for the stage equipment setup along with RF technicians. For the demanding project, Ashish Manchanda along with Warren D’souza, Managing Director of SOUND.COM, decided upon the Soundcraft Vi 6 console for use at the audio mixing position along with a Soundcraft Vi1 as a sub-mixer for larger acts. JBL LSR 4328’s are in use for monitoring during recording. “Coke Studio at MTV is a testimonial to our company’s commitment to cult musical shows on television and the internet,” confirmed D’Souza. “We have the experience and equipment for the artists and producers to deliver successful productions that are enjoyed by the viewers. Our synergy with Flying Carpet Productions is a testimonial to our work on MTV Unplugged & Coke Studio and we will continue to deliver our best by exploiting technology to the limit.”

“The Vi6 console has a remarkably intuitive Vistonics interface which made it easy to handle almost 60 inputs on each episode of the show with relative ease,” noted Mark Thomas, Systems Engineer for the project. “We chose to work on the Soundcraft Vi6 this year due to its ViSi iPad app. During the recording sessions each musician in the house band was given control over his/her mix using the ViSi remote app on an iPad.This enabled them to tweak their mixes for every song, based on their individual requirements, while the engineer concentrated on handling the in-ear monitor mixes for the guest musicians and singers. The musicians were ecstatic about being able to control their own personal mixes with no learning curve. We used up to 12 iPads simultaneously on the Salim- Sulaiman episode, without a single re-sync issue or network glitch.”

“As far as monitoring is concerned for the series, the amount of inputs we had to cater to was challenging. The Soundcraft Vi6 definitely made life simple in terms of monitoring, having the flexibility to make all of the busses into auxiliaries as per the requirement of individual producers,” added Ezekiel Tyle, Monitoring Engineer for the show. “It was an absolute pleasure to work on this board.”

For microphone technology, the show is outfitted with an assortment of AKG models including AKG DSR 700 V2 wireless systems, D7 and D5 microphones for back-up vocals. Other microphones such as C414’s for drum overheads and piano, and C451’s for cymbals and guitars have been deployed at the show. Both mics have been favorites on this show, with the C451 being the permanent microphone on the hi-hats due of its excellent HF reproduction. C414’s are used on everything from Percussion/Drum overheads to shakers and piano, whereas the AKG D 112 was chosen for its excellent fit with the low end of the Cajon, the kick, and the duff. For consistency, all artists on the show are using the AKG K171 MK II headphones.

“This association exemplifies HARMAN’s commitment to quality and our ability to deliver on any stage,” said Prashant Govindan, Director – India Operations, Harman Professional. “HARMAN’s AKG, Soundcraft and JBL products combined with the experienced professionals from Flying Carpet Productions & SOUND.COM, provided perfect and reliable sound for yet another successful edition of Coke Studio at MTV India.”

“We are very excited to be a part of the Coke Studio at MTV, India’s unique exploration of India’s rich musical landscape,” concluded Ankush Agarwal, Director – Marketing & Business Development, HARMAN Professional India.

HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 14,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.3 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Genelec Home Audio Unveils G Four Active Loudspeaker

NATICK, MA, October 29, 2013 — Genelec Home Audio is unveiling its new G Four Active Loudspeaker, part of the new Genelec G Series of Active Loudspeakers for home audio. The G Four (Woofer 6.5″ + Tweeter 3/4″) joins three other models in the G Series: G One (Woofer 3″ + Tweeter 3/4″), G Two (Woofer 4″ + Tweeter 3/4″) and G Three (Woofer 5″ + Tweeter 3/4″); as well as the complementary F One (6″ active) and F Two (8″ active) subwoofers. The G Four and its brethren feature elegant industrial design by award-winning designer Harri Koskinen and Genelec’s R&D team. Designed to be used together or separately, G Series models and the complementary F Series subwoofers offer an exceptional home audio solution.

The G Four active two-way loudspeaker combines an organic, rounded form with powerful and precise sound reproduction. The gently curving design is not chosen for good looks alone. Sharp edges or corners on a loudspeaker enclosure cause acoustic reflections that interfere with the direct sound. This harmful interference – diffraction – is dramatically reduced by the smooth, curved design of the G Series, audible in the excellent resolution and solid sound imaging of the products. Blending seamlessly to the enclosure shape, the proprietary Directivity Control Waveguide™ (DCW™) formed around the high-frequency driver is designed to match the frequency response and directivity characteristics of the two drivers. This results in a smooth frequency response on- and off-axis and controlled directivity maximizing the direct sound aimed to the listening area.

G Four Specifications:

Maximum sound pressure: 105 dB per loudspeaker @ 1 m
Frequency response: 45 – 21000Hz (-3 dB)
Drivers: Bass 6.5″ + Treble 0.75″ metal dome + DCW
Amplifier power: Bass 90 W + Treble 90 W
Dimensions: H x W x D: 14.37″ x 9.33″ x 8.78″ with Iso-Pod™ (365 x 237 x 223 mm)
Weight: 18.96 lb (8.6 kg)

For more information, please visit www.genelecusa.com.

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StrandVision Digital Signage Enhances its Electronic Sign Database Capabilities

Offers powerful digital signage content enhancements, as well as custom database design and integration services…

MENOMONIE, Wis. – Oct. 30, 2013 – StrandVision Digital Signage today announced enhanced database capabilities and database consulting services to help its customers display dynamic digital signage content information over their electronic sign networks.

The enhancements are designed to make it easy for administrators to input, organize and graphically display business marketing and corporate information, such as inventory and warehouse control information, events, real estate listings, birthdays and count down/count up duration tracking.

User Selectable Electronic Sign Flexibility

The StrandVision Digital Signage customizable database now features user-selectable text and background colors for each record that can be filtered based on the status of the event priority or proximity. The elapsed duration time automatically displays minutes, hours and days from the date entered for each record that counts up or down on the digital media player display, depending on the application. In addition, information can be set up to be selected for display only as an event approaches; for instance, a database of employee birthdates or service anniversaries can be set to display only anniversaries within a month, week or some other defined timeframe before or after the current playback time.

For inventory control, text or background colors for each record in the database can change from green to yellow and ultimately red (or any other color combination) as performance or other deadlines approach. For example, in a loading dock application the counter can be set for each arrival to count up elapsed time or count down to the loading deadline and change text and background color as deadlines arrive.

Different StrandVision Digital Signage pages can display different views of a single database based on user configured filters. For instance, incoming shipments and outgoing shipments can both be entered in the same user-defined database but displayed on separate digital signage content pages using preconfigured selection criteria. Another example would be realtors who can select to display different content pages for house prices within price ranges, such as setting pages for >$100,000 to <$150,000 etcetera.

In another enhancement, StrandVision has expanded its digital signage database display with natural sort capabilities to embed HTML reports within the customer's own Web page. This is an effective way to distribute real-time performance to managers’ computer displays and mobile devices without programming using the customer’s existing Internet or intranet Web page.

“Most of these enhancements can be easily set up by any authorized StrandVision Digital Signage user on the StrandVision cloud portal,” said Mike Strand, StrandVision founder and CEO. “Yet, we also offer low-cost database design and integration services for more sophisticated applications that are integrated in real-time with corporate databases and systems.”

Custom Electronic Signage Database Integration Services

StrandVision programmers can work with customers’ Information Technology staffs to securely and fully integrate or access corporate data through File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or other technologies. This allows dynamic electronic signage content details to be updated to the signage and Web page portal in real-time.

“We offer database options that span from simple standalone capabilities that are free to fully integrated data connectivity with up-to-the-minute updates,” continued Strand. “They’re all flexible and attractively displayed over any or all digital media players on the customer's Digital Signage network.”

About StrandVision

StrandVision LLC, based in Menomonie, Wis., delivers low-cost, Web-based digital signage software through a patented Software as a Service (SaaS) approach that delivers content to subscribers' flat screen televisions, as well as computer screens, websites and mobile devices. StrandVision's service distributes text and graphics pages, video content and national and local weather and news. It is ideal for many large and small business marketing applications, including medical and dental offices (patient education); banks, retailers and industrial distributors (video merchandising); education (student communication, staff and visitor information); employee break rooms (employee communication of events and benefits); nonprofit and religious organizations (member and supporter communication).

StrandVision also offers PC-2-TV.net, a fully digital, high-definition (HD) video extender to connect a computer to a television over long distances for use with digital signage and many other applications. StrandVision Digital Signage services and PC-2-TV.net are available directly from StrandVision and through registered affiliates and system integrators. Additional information about StrandVision Digital Signage is available at StrandVision.com, 715-235-7446 or by email.

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EDITORS – For further information:

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StrandVision
715-235-7446 X100
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781-898-7305
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First Reformed Church Receives Sound Upgrade with HARMAN’s Soundcraft Si Expression Consoles

LANDIS, North Carolina – The First Reformed Church in the town of Landis, North Carolina has a strong connection to its membership and recently added two HARMAN Soundcraft Si Expression 3 digital consoles to deliver an even more dynamic audio experience for its congregation. One Si Expression 3 is used for the main 400-seat auditorium, while the other is in the smaller 200-seat auditorium.

“Our past sound equipment does not even come close to the Si Expression,” said the church’s Technical Manager, Adam Combs. “Our old console kept breaking down and I just can’t allow that to happen anymore during Sunday service.”

When asked why Combs the Soundcraft consoles for the church, he replied, “Soundcraft in general has a much stronger and reputable brand name compared to what we were using before. When investing in new consoles, I looked for reliability and sound quality. In both departments, Soundcraft delivered beyond our expectations.”

As the largest of the Soundcraft Si Expression consoles the Si Expression 3 comes with 30+2 faders and 32 mic/line inputs. Also, the 14 aux/group mixes and four matrix mixes can be reconfigured as mono or stereo mixes. To top it off, only Soundcraft consoles possess BSS GEQs and Lexicon FX processors.

“For this price point, I get a ton of versatility coupled with beautiful sound quality,” Combs said. “I feel ecstatic, because no other console in this price range that I’ve tried producing and mixing with even comes close to the Si Expression. Coming from an analog console background, I am impressed by how simple yet effective this digital interface is.”

“On every Sunday, we have 9-piece bands and singers, and to support all that music with unreliable sound equipment would do neither the performers nor our worship service justice. I am happy to say that Soundcraft is living up to its reputation.”

HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 14,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.3 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Avery Fisher Hall Acquires Robert Juliat Cyrano Followspots

Avery Fisher Hall, home of the New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center, has taken delivery of two DMX-controlled Robert Juliat Cyrano followspots from PRG/NJ. Avery Fisher Hall is part of The Lincoln Center complex on the west side of Manhattan. The concert hall, which is used for a wide variety of events, opened in 1962 and has a capacity of 2,738 seats.

The Cyrano followspots replace aging fixtures. “The new Cyranos are the only followspots in the theater,” says Jason Marsh, associate director of production at Lincoln Center. “We chose them for their exceptional quality and ease of use.”

Marsh notes that productions in Avery Fisher Hall range from classical, rock and pop concerts to corporate events, television specials and network upfronts. “Television is the area requiring the highest-quality lighting, and TV lighting designers have requested Cyranos by name,” he reports. “Before we invested in them, productions had to bring them in as rental equipment.”

“Robert Juliat’s Cyrano fixtures stand out for their consistency and quality, and we’re glad to add them to our inventory,” concludes Marsh.

About Robert Juliat

Robert Juliat is a three-generation, family-run, company dedicated to the manufacture of quality lighting equipment for entertainment and architectural applications. Robert Juliat lights are installed worldwide in venues as diverse as The Metropolitan Opera House in New York, the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, Caesar’s Palace and other showrooms in Las Vegas, the Royal Opera House in London, the Los Angeles Music Center, and the Hong Kong Academy School. Robert Juliat lights are used on major tours and events such as Cirque du Soleil, Celine Dion, the South African Music Awards 2013 and the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

R&D, production, and company headquarters are based in the village of Fresnoy-en-Thelle, 50 km north of Paris. Robert Juliat USA is located in Wallingford, CT. For more information visit www.robertjuliat.com

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