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Meyer Sound CAL Covers 360 Degrees at Vancouver Chan Centre

The 1,185-seat Chan Shun Concert Hall in Vancouver’s Chan Centre for the Performing Arts has installed a 360-degree system comprised of six steerable CAL™ column array loudspeakers from Meyer Sound. The upgrade has markedly improved both vocal clarity and sound distribution for the hall’s variety of events.

The system design was tasked to Martin Van Dijk, principal designer of the Toronto-based consulting firm Engineering Harmonics. The requirement was to evenly cover all seating areas, including 180 hard-to-reach seats in the choral loft behind the stage. The system also had to work at various heights, as the hall features an adjustable canopy to optimize reflections for different events.

“It was an extraordinary challenge,” says Paul Alegado, project manager and associate designer for Engineering Harmonics. “During the review process, the manufacturers and contractors involved had to re-submit designs several times to fully meet the requirements. When all was said and done, it worked beautifully.”

Employing powerful DSP algorithms, the steerable CAL column array loudspeaker allows its vertical beam to be angled up or down in one-degree increments to accurately aim only at target areas. The center cluster at Chan Centre comprises three forward-facing CAL 64 loudspeakers covering the orchestra level and two balconies, two side-facing CAL 32 loudspeakers, and one rear-facing CAL 32 loudspeaker for the choral loft. Four presets in the Meyer Sound Compass® control software allow operators to maintain constant coverage, regardless of the height of the cluster and overhead canopy.

“In the past, we’d had problems with people sitting behind the stage or on the stage hearing what was said,” remarks Owen Schellenberger, technical director at the Chan Centre. “Now those problems are essentially eliminated. We had no complaints after any of the ceremonies this graduation season, and the centre management has commented favorably on the improvements.”

The hall has also installed a left-right reinforcement system based around Meyer Sound MINA™ line array loudspeakers. The system is anchored by twin arrays of 10-each MINA loudspeakers under a 500-HP subwoofer, and also includes 10 UPM-1P loudspeakers for front and loge fill, two on-deck 700-HP subwoofers, and a Galileo® loudspeaker management system with one Galileo 616 processor.

“The MINA works very well in here,” says Will Howie, audio engineer at the Chan Centre. “I’m impressed with the clarity it has brought to the room, which is a difficult one, as it was designed for symphonic music. MINA has that certain ‘forwardness’ you hear in a good studio monitor.”

Both the CAL center cluster and the music reinforcement system were provided and installed by Sapphire Sound of Abbotsford, BC. Brockville, Ontario-based GerrAudio provided project support.

The overhaul of the hall’s AV system also included the installation of Avid VENUE consoles at FOH and monitor, and an Optocore fiber-based network system.

Artists who have performed with the new system include Patty Griffin, Judy Collins, Lila Downs, and the Taj Mahal Trio with Shemekia Copeland.

Opened in 1997, the Chan Centre at the University of British Columbia was made possible by generous donations from local philanthropists Tom and Caleb Chan. The performing arts complex also includes the Telus Studio Theatre, the Royal Bank Cinema, and the Great Performers Lounge.

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Sweden’s Liseberg Amusement Park Comes Alive with Meyer Sound D-Mitri

In celebration of its 90th anniversary, Liseberg amusement park in Sweden has completely renovated its children’s area to create Rabbit Land, a 10,000-square-meter play area where children can interact with animals and rabbit-costumed actors. To carry the actors’ voices, sound effects, and incidental music throughout the park, system integrator One Two Sales of Gothenburg has outfitted Rabbit Land with Meyer Sound’s D-Mitri® digital audio platform and Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeakers discreetly placed throughout the area.

“Meyer Sound’s integrated solution was a perfect match for Liseberg’s expansion,” says Ola Lindstedt of One Two Sales. “They wanted a supplier with extensive experience in themed entertainment, which Meyer has worldwide. Of course, they also wanted high-quality sound and reliability.”

At the heart of the system is the D-Mitri platform, which provides all show control, audio playback, mixing, matrixing, and DSP functions using five processors. D-Mitri connects to six UPJunior-XP 48 V VariO™ loudspeakers nestled in the park’s Rabbit Hills and Cupcake areas, with three 500-HP subwoofers providing low end. In addition, seven UP-4XP 48 V loudspeakers are mounted underneath the park’s monorail track to extend coverage and provide sound effects.

The system was designed and specified by Lindstedt in consultation with Dan Rigtorp, Liseberg’s technical director.

“The D-Mitri platform contains all the necessities, including integrated Wild Tracks playback,” says Rigtorp. “We particularly like the fact that you can tailor the workspace on the iPad controller app to access the D-Mitri functions any way you like.

“We looked at other solutions, but decided on Meyer for several reasons,” continues Rigtorp. “The speakers have a small footprint with their unique low-voltage solution. In addition, Meyer Sound offers us a single source for everything, including support and education.”

In addition to Wild Tracks playback of programmed music and effects, the system carries the live voices of rabbit-costumed actors who perform in interactive shows. The actors use six Shure ULX-D wireless microphones in conjunction with six channels of Shure PSM 1000 in-ear monitoring, which are used to time their antics with the Wild Tracks playback. An HP network with six WiFi access points allows total system control anywhere throughout the attraction.

The Rabbit Land development represents Liseberg’s largest single investment, with a total cost of just under 200 million Swedish kroner, or about $31 million USD. Established in 1923 and owned by the municipality of Gothenburg, Liseberg attracts about three million visitors annually with 40 rides and attractions.

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Southern Theatres Powered by Christie Solaria Projectors, Vive Audio; Installation by Christie’s Managed Services

It’s “all Christie, all the time” as Southern Theatres selects Christie®, the dominant brand in the digital cinema market, to power every auditorium in its new, state-of-the-art 14-screen theater complex at the Esplanade Mall in Kenner, Louisiana. The Grand 14 Esplanade, scheduled to open December 12, will be the first to feature the “complete Christie experience,” fitted exclusively with Christie Solaria® Series digital cinema projection technology and the Christie® Vive Audio™ systems. Christie’s Managed Services team is providing complete support, from designing the technology floor plan, to installing and integrating all of the products, as well as providing 24/7 remote monitoring, maintenance and support through Christie’s own Network Operations Center.

Christie Vive Audio System


“We’re excited to bring the latest developments in digital cinema projection and audio technology to our guests with the opening of the Grand 14 Esplanade in Kenner,” said Ron Krueger II, President and Chief Operating Officer, Southern Theatres. “We’re the first theater to power every auditorium with Christie Vive Audio, a revolutionary leap in cinema loudspeaker design that provides the benefit of improved sound coverage for every guest in every seat in the house.”

The Grand 14 Esplanade will offer Southern Theatres’ branded Grand Premium Experience (GPX) auditorium, equipped with the Christie® Duo™ dual-projection system using Christie CP4230 4K DLP Cinema® projectors, ensuring that the RealD 3D images on the huge three story screen are the crispest and brightest possible. The GPX auditorium will also feature Christie Vive Audio configured for 46 channels using Dolby® Atmos™, a new audio solution that revolutionizes the experience of sound in entertainment. The groundbreaking new Christie Vive Audio system features speakers with an innovative single enclosure line array design combined with ribbon driver technology and high-powered Class D amplification – the first to be used in a cinema environment.

The combination of two Christie Solaria projectors and the Christie Duo integration kit is significantly less expensive than other branded ‘big screen’ industry solutions. With lower upfront costs, and no ongoing revenue sharing, Christie Duo is the global solution for creating an affordable, premium large screen movie experience.

“Interest has been exceptionally strong since our launch of Christie Vive Audio in July, with the postproduction and exhibition communities recognizing a unique opportunity to gain a competitive edge by unleashing the full potential of the new generation of digital cinema surround sound technology,” said Patrick Artiaga, director of Business Development, Audio Solutions for Christie. “We’re proud that Southern Theatres has made the Grand 14 Esplanade the world’s first all-inclusive Christie Vive Audio complex, flawlessly complementing it with the crisp images and spectacular video offered by Christie DLP® digital cinema projectors – giving their audience the ultimate movie-viewing experience.”

Specifically created and built for the digital cinema environment, Christie Vive Audio’s unique parabolic line array design envelopes audiences with dynamic, richly detailed and enhanced audio where speech, special effects, music, and alternative content sound incredibly natural and lifelike.

Added Mr. Krueger II, “The GPX auditorium will really allow our guests to fully immerse themselves into a 3D movie— with the unparalleled brightness of Christie 4K resolution digital projection and the combined power of the Christie Vive Audio and Dolby Atmos systems, viewers will experience every sight and sound as if they are actually ‘in the picture.’”

Christie’s Managed Services team has been involved exclusively since the beginning of the project, providing unparalleled professional consultation, integration, installation, and design services for all of the auditoriums,” said Sean James, vice president of Managed Services at Christie. “We supplied the complete, ‘one-stop-shopping’ solution, developing specifications for audio, projection, screens, power, system/network infrastructure, special audio support, and theater-wide automation solutions.”

Added James: “Our job is not over when the installation is complete. Managed Services will continue to provide the entire theater with 24/7 remote monitoring through Christie’s Network Operations Center, once the site is live.”

HARMAN’s JBL Professional Introduces 9320 Large-Format Cinema Surround Loudspeaker

HOLLYWOOD, Florida – HARMAN’s JBL Professional today announced the introduction of its 9320 Cinema Surround loudspeaker, a large-format loudspeaker designed for high power handling, extended bass response and wide dynamic range in professional cinema applications. The 2-way JBL 9320 features a 12-inch MB12-8 low-frequency driver and 2408H-1 high-frequency compression driver. The large JBL Progressive Transition™ rotatable waveguide ensures superior 120 x 60 degree coverage and smooth frequency response with the loudspeaker mounted horizontally or vertically.

“The JBL 9320 is ideal for cinemas, auditoriums, and venues where higher volume and a larger coverage area is needed from the surround loudspeakers, especially in a multichannel system,” said Chuck Goodsell, Senior Manager, Cinema, JBL Professional. “The 9320 delivers clear, powerful and articulate sound, to create an immersive movie theater listening experience. “

The high-excursion, heavy-duty MB12-8 low-frequency driver provides high power-handling capability and bass extension. The proven, industry-standard 2408H-1 high-frequency compression driver delivers exceptional clarity and resolution and is mated with JBL’s Progressive Transition Waveguide, which provides constant beamwidth and directivity across a 120-degree horizontal/ 60-degree vertical coverage pattern, along with smoother frequency response and a more seamless blend with the woofer. The waveguide is rotatable, enabling the 9320 to be used a vertical or horizontal mounting position.

The JBL 9320 enclosure is fitted with M10 threaded mounting points on the top and on the sides to facilitate U-bracket mounting. In addition, four M10 mounting points are located at the rear, arranged in a standard pattern to accept a variety of multi-mount brackets. The speaker terminals are located on top of the cabinet for easy access. The 9320’s enclosure is constructed of multi-ply birch coated with JBL’s rugged DuraFlex™ finish and is heavily braced to maximize low-frequency performance. A steel grille protects the drivers and gives the 9320 an understated, professional appearance.

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.

AVW-TELAV Acquires Inventory of Clay Paky GlowUp Fixtures

AVW-TELAV Audio Visual Solutions, the technologically innovative, full-service presentation technology and staging solutions provider with state-of-the-art inventory in every province and all major cities coast to coast, has acquired Clay Paky GlowUp fixtures from A.C.T Lighting Canada Inc.

GlowUp is a portable, battery-powered luminaire based on durable, high-power LEDs for years of energy-efficient service. Power is stored in a rechargeable, lightweight lithium battery making the fixture easy to carry; it can be recharged 2,000 times without suffering from ‘memory’ or capacity loss. The battery eliminates the logistical headache of running cable at events, dramatically reducing set up time while saving money and improving safety. In addition, GlowUp is fully programmable allowing users to select scenes from a library containing dozens of suggested colors and a number of pre-programmed color-changing sequences.

AVW-TELAV placed half of its GlowUp inventory in its Vancouver office and split the other half between itsoffices in Toronto and Montreal.

“We were looking for something battery-powered,” says AVW-TELAV lighting director Daniel Sonenberg. “We wanted something to use in hotels where power and cable are not options and where we typically have a short time for set up. We did product comparisons among multiple brands and suppliers, and GlowUp had the best combination of intensity and low profile.

“If it wasn’t for A.C.T Lighting, I wouldn’t have known that GlowUp exists,” he points out. “Andrew Beck, general manager of A.C.T Lighting Canada, suggested them to me and gave me a demo unit to test. Now that we have received our own units, I’m doing a lot of demos for venues and clients.”

Sonenberg expects that AVW-TELAV customers will use GlowUp for pre-event coverage and galas. “They can make it look like guests are entering an event before they get to the event – like a red carpet,” he says. “As soon as guests arrive, they know they’re someplace special. GlowUp is usable outdoors, so that’s a huge plus. I’m a very big fan of wireless control, and GlowUp has it.”

Sonenberg is not only delighted to have discovered Clay Paky GlowUp but also pleased with A.C.T Lighting Canada’s renowned customer service. “Andrew Beck has been phenomenal in supporting us,” he reports.

Francesco Romagnoli, Clay Paky Area Manager for North and Latin America, comments, “Our GlowUps are great fixtures and it sounds like AVW-TELAV is putting them to great use. We look forward to hearing about some of the events they help to highlight.”

A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive North American distributor for Clay Paky.

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BAINBRIDGE ISLAND MUSEUM OF ART RELIES ON LECTROSONICS ASPEN PROCESSING SYSTEMS

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Bainbridge Island, WA – October 2013… As an educational institution with a focus on contemporary art, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s mission is to engage a diverse population with the art and craft of the northwest region. What started as a project to fix some shortcomings with the AV system in the museum’s auditorium turned into a considerably larger project that, in the process, brought additional capabilities to the facility—thanks to ASPEN Series audio processing equipment from Rio Rancho, NM-based Lectrosonics. more

EFFECTIVE AUDIO FOR VIDEO CONFERENCING – Part One


 

Introduction

 
Most business users are familiar with audio & video conferencing and have experienced both technologies in a variety of situations. But, many users forget that these technologies are only as good as the audio foundation. Audio quality can be impacted  by the type of device used to participate in the calls (i.e. using hands-free devices like speakerphones or cell phones versus using non-hands free devices  like telephone handsets). Too often microphones are not properly placed to hear those talking and users attempt  to  use a variety of audio devices,  including cell phones, to connect someone into a video call. Voice quality in a video conference is impacted by the acoustics of at least two rooms – the caller and  the listener. The purpose of this paper is to address what needs to be done with audio to make it effective in all situations  so users can clearly hear everyone involved in audio and video conferencing calls.
 

Audio Communications

 
Audio, that is voice, is almost always deemed the most critical portion of any conference. Without audio, the meeting loses nearly all value. A variety of equipment might be involved to hold an audio conferencing call or add audio into a video call, including telephone handsets, speakerphones for use by small groups, installed audio systems, microphones, mixers, and controllers to initialize and manage the call speakers. The quality of the voice transmission line is crucial to the success of an audio conference. A regular (analog) dialup telephone line is often all that is needed to conduct a successful audio conference. But users should be wary of individuals calling into an audio or video call on their cell phone. Both the quality of the line they are on and their location (driving in a car with a noisy truck passing them, near construction sites, etc.) can negatively impact the overall quality of the call. While many people use their telephone systems for three-way conference calls, and sometimes to even link multiple sites, a multipoint conference, of more than three sites, often requires an audio or video bridge to link sites together. A number of telephone and bridging service companies offer multipoint audio, data and video conferencing services. Calls can be established through an operator or on a dial-up basis. Keep in mind the call is only as good as the audio foundation. A noisy, hands-free conferencing connection can negatively impact the entire call, whereas video can sometimes be forgiven when lacking certain quality.
 

Audio Endpoint Equipment

 
Today, most audio conferencing endpoint products (speakers, microphones, and audio mixing controls) are full-duplex systems, providing the same kind of interaction one gets from the telephone, with important improvements.
 

Differences in simplex and full-duplex audio


 
Users can interrupt one another at any time, speaking and hearing simultaneously (known as a full-duplex call), and both users can be heard simultaneously without echo (call feedback often caused by speaker/microphone placement). Communication seems as natural as being with the person in the same room.
 
A properly chosen and configured full-duplex conferencing endpoint will ensure that high-quality audio is captured at the endpoint even when the room is reverberant or contains noise sources like a projector, HVAC noise, outside traffic, etc. Audio conferencing endpoints can be categorized as personal conferencing devices, tabletop conference speakerphones, and professionally-installed conferencing systems. Personal conferencing devices include one or more microphones, a speaker, and signal processors. They are designed to be used by a small group of people (one to four). Tabletop conference phones have a built-in speaker that can produce a higher sound output volume than the personal conferencing products, and they may also support expansion of the microphone pickup area through the use of expansion microphones or attachment of conference phones. Professionally installed audio systems offered today support arrays of microphones that can be placed around a large conference table to handle large groups of participants. The microphones used by professionally installed systems are generally permanently installed in the conference table or on the ceiling. There are also wireless microphone systems that are designed to use with professionally installed audio conferencing systems.
 
The electronics that support full-duplex audio systems process audio signals to separate the signal that originates from a local person speaking into a microphone from the sound coming from a far end talker that is played through the local speakers and is subsequently coupled into the local microphone. This is called Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC). Professionally installed audio systems may also include an additional technology called feedback cancellation. A feedback canceller may be required when a presenter needs his/her voice amplified into a local conference space so listeners, who may be in the same large room or auditorium, can still clearly hear the presenter’s voice. Amplification of the local presenter’s voice in the local room may result in a high-pitched squealing sound called feedback if there is positive gain between the microphone and the speaker. ClearOne’s Dynamic Automatic Resonance Eliminator (DARE) feedback eliminator uses proprietary adaptive algorithms that have evolved from ClearOne’s years of experience and expertise in echo cancellation technology. These algorithms eliminate feedback by rapidly identifying a feedback node and then placing a narrow-band filter at that frequency without the need for additional feedback elimination equipment.
 

Professionally installed systems for large venues require custom configuration


 
For a very large auditorium, a professionally installed system may also need to include a time delay function that delays the local presenter’s voice by a programmable amount. This allows an installer to guarantee that a listener at the back of a large auditorium does not hear the presenter’s amplified voice (which is transmitted at the speed of electrical signals through the audio systems) followed by a delayed version of the presenter’s live voice (which takes longer to reach that person due to the fact that the acoustic sound travels more slowly than the electronically captured version of the presenter’s voice).
 
We’ll continue our discussion of effective audio for video conferencing in next week’s blog. In the meantime, we want to know your thoughts about addressing how to make audio effective in all situations for your end users. Sound off in the comments below.
 

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TV Skyline Travels with HARMAN’s Studer Vista 1

MAINZ, Germany – Mainz-based TV Skyline GmbH is one of the largest OB trucks and service providers in Germany, serving public and private TV channels as well as customers in various industries throughout Europe. To meet the increasing customer demand for surround sound productions, TV Skyline upgraded the audio technology of its Ü3HD truck with a HARMAN Studer Vista 1 console. The Vista 1 was sold through Audio Pro, Studer’s German distributor.

The Vista 1 in Ü3HD is equipped with 32 faders and offers 32 mic / line inputs, 32 analog outputs and eight AES / EBU stereo input and output channels, as well as an integrated MADI port. A Riedel RockNet card is installed in the expansion slot of the console, ensuring the integration of the MediorNet system.

One particular advantage to the Vista 1 is that no external hardware is required, according to Jan Saueressig of TV Skyline. “The compact dimensions of the mixer, combined with the fact that no external hardware is needed, was a huge advantage of the Vista 1,” he said. “The easy access to MediorNet was another advantage that made the Vista 1 the obvious choice.”

“The time we had to incorporate the new console into our service was extremely short, but we familiarized ourselves with it very quickly,” Saueressig added. “We already knew about the Vistonics™ interface from using the Soundcraft Vi1, which was in our Ü1HD truck. The Vista 1 has additional options, such as surround sound and configurable DSP allocation.”

The console was first used in an 8-camera production at the start of the season for the Austrian Bundesliga soccer tournament in Innsbruck. The game was produced for the ORF and broadcasted by TV Skyline on behalf of Media Plaza in 5.1 Surround. Other productions followed at the Salzburg Festival for the transmission of the 8th Symphony of Mahler, and at the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo. Which were also produced in 5.1 Surround.

For more information please contact Tel: 07131 2636-400 or Fax: 07131 2636-430, www.audiopro.de or e-mail: info@audiopro.de.

TV Skyline Film- und Fernsehgesellschaft mbH, is a leading service provider for broadcast and multimedia events. Founded in 1991 and based in Mainz, Germany, they provide clients with turnkey solutions for events ranging from FIFA World Cup to the world famous Wagner festival in Bayreuth. They also support a number of large corporations at their annual shareholder meetings or major product launches around the globe. TV Skyline has 65 staff and a pool of 200 freelancers. A fleet of comfortably furnished and highly equipped OB vans, SNG’s and production vehicles meet all the requirements for 4K, 3G, HD and SD productions, including Dolby 5.1. A growing part of the TV Skylinebusiness is the development and production of a large number of special cameras and tracking systems, built as a result of extensive experience with using cameras in the field. More information can be found at www.tv-skyline.de.

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.

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HARMAN Professional and Daktronics Restore Sound at University of Illinois Football Stadium

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois – With a total seating capacity of 60,600, Memorial Stadium at the University of Illinois was built in 1923 and is home to the University’s Fighting Illini football team. While the stadium’s history is a huge part of its charm, the outdated audio system was not. To that end, systems integrator Daktronics recently designed and installed the new audio/video systems at the stadium, implementing HARMAN’s JBL VLA Series loudspeakers along with Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers to power the audio system. The new system is integrated with existing BSS Audio and Crown back-of-house equipment.

The new main bowl audio system is integrated with the new scoreboard and consists of two line arrays, each equipped with six JBL VLA601H and two VLA901H loudspeakers. Two JBL PD5212 loudspeakers are used for downfills. Also, nine AC28’s were installed to fill shadowed areas under the East upper deck.

The system is powered with 12 Crown I-Tech 4×3500 HD and five Crown I-Tech 9000 HD amplifiers. These were installed in accordance with the existing BSS Audio Soundweb London BLU-80 system and Crown CTs amplifiers. The challenge for Daktronics however, was to incorporate the new equipment into the structural appearance of the stadium.

“Daktronics structural engineering had a defined ‘look’ for the entire scoring/audio/video board structure during the beginning design phase of this project. I was tasked with designing a sound system to fit within this look, and thanks to the modular design concept of the JBL VLA Series, this was easily accomplished,” said David Sturzenbecher, Audio Project Engineer for Daktronics.

“The integration with the existing BSS Audio network was crucial to saving cost as there was no need to add additional DSP components. We did provide new user interfaces for the existing BOH system so the customer can easily see any system issues and make quick adjustments,” Sturzenbecher added.

After testing, Sturzenbecher said, “Overall, the system has been performing great. We are experiencing smooth and even coverage across the stadium with plenty of headroom. We have worked with Brad Ricks from JBL and the VLA Series on numerous other projects with great results, and the vertical arrays really fit well within the allotted area.”

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.

Revolabs Executive to Present ‘Audio Technology for Today’s Meetings’ at AVX 2013

Session to Discuss How to Ensure Exceptional Audio Quality Using Today’s Diverse Range of Platforms and Applications

SUDBURY, Mass. — Oct. 21, 2013 — Revolabs today announced that its Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of New Business Development Tim Root will be presenting a session titled “Audio Technology for Today’s Meetings” at AVX 2013. The presentation will take place on Oct. 29 from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. at the AVX Pavilion in Denver. Topics will include how to use dynamic applications and multiple platforms to provide optimal audio experiences to listeners.

“As enterprises continue to evolve in the way they engage in both internal and external communication, they must negotiate the wide range of conferencing solutions being introduced within today’s marketplace,” said Root. “As a result, applications are becoming more complex and we are seeing the emergence of a variety of different platforms designed to share data more effectively, ranging from conference room PCs to tablet technology. This session will help users assess their audio conferencing requirements and discuss how to implement easy-to-use unified communication solutions that provide flawless audio capabilities.”

Using a combination of case studies and best practices from the marketplace, the session will explain how to provide high-quality audio using today’s wide range of conferencing solutions. The presentation will also seek to clarify the complexities of different applications and help participants understand how to use the variety of new platforms available to satisfy the requirements of today’s corporate communication settings. Upon completion of the session, attendees will understand how to select and leverage technologies that are suited to their conferencing needs and comprehend the finer points of how to provide high-quality audio to listeners.

Root has a long history of developing media and telepresence solutions for the video communications marketplace and more than 13 years of executive-level experience in both public and venture-backed companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and a dual master’s degree in engineering and management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Sloan School of Management.

More information about the event is available at www.avxpo.biz/education-seminar-descriptions.html#tim_root.

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About Revolabs
Revolabs Inc. is the premier provider of wireless audio solutions for unified communications, enterprise collaboration, and professional audio applications across a wide range of markets. Offering unmatched audio quality that allows users to “hear every word,” the company’s wireless conferencing and microphone systems are utilized across the globe for a variety of applications, from webcasts and video conferencing to podcasts and broadcasting. Combining the ultimate in flexibility with sleek, stylish form factors, Revolabs solutions cut the cord, facilitating natural mobility by allowing participants to move about a workspace and still be heard, without being held back by wires. Leading the way in innovation, the company continues to add to its portfolio of value-added audio and telephony systems with superior products. Revolabs systems are secure (encrypted), rechargeable (environmentally friendly), and GSM-impervious. The company is headquartered in Sudbury, Mass., and can be reached at +1-800-326-1088 or www.revolabs.com.

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