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Viewbits Launches Miniature Full Feature HD/SDI 1080p Camera for Situational Awareness and Image Processing Applications (Video Conferencing, Surveillance, Medical, and POV)

San Diego, California — Viewbits, the industrial cameras division of Computer Modules, Inc., announced today that they are now shipping their new mini 1080p HD camera that supports 60 frames per second — the GNAT 1080p 60™. The ultra-compact camera measures just over 1.65 inches (42 millimeters).

Available in cased or board versions, the GNAT 1080p 60 is targeted for a wide variety of applications, including surveillance, airborne video cameras, avionics, inspection, public transportation, situational awareness, and video.

The 2.1 megapixel camera features a 1/3 inch progressive scan CMOS sensor, AGC (Automatic Gain Control), WDR (Wide Dynamic Range), digital zoom, and defog. It also supports brilliant DNR (Digital Noise Reduction) technologies like DNR, 3D-NR and 2D+3D.

“Our initial customers are amazed at the GNAT’s price point based on performance,” noted Mike Till, Marketing Manager for Viewbits. “This tiny full feature HD-SDI camera is likely to capture market share from the established Japanese players.”

The GNAT 1080p 60 HD camera is compatible with all HD-SDI capture cards, monitors, and video servers.

Supplemental Information for Press Release

Features

  • 2.1 Megapixels
  • Powerful ISP chip based
  • 1/3” Progressive Scan CMOS Sensor
  • Output: 3G-SDI/HD-SDI (NTSC, PAL) with 292M
  • 42.1 x 29 x 29 millimeters – just over 1.65 inches long
  • Maximum 1,920 x 1,080 resolution
  • Maximum 60 fps @ 1,920 x 1,080
  • C/CS mount
  • AGC, AWB, AE, D-WDR, Sens-Up
  • 2D/3D Noise Reduction, Digital Zoom
  • Defog
  • 1080/720@30p/60p/60i selectable
  • WDR (Wide Dynamic Range)
  • DNR (Digital Noise Reduction, 2D/3D-NR) – Provides outstanding clear images by reducing noise
  • AGC (Automatic Gain Control) – Improves performance in low light conditions
  • Dynamic Motion Detection (8 zones, up to 1980 blocks)
  • Privacy Zone Masking (8 zones)
  • Built-in OSD (On Screen Displays) Joystick
  • DC12V ~ 24V
  • Board mount version available with Board Mount Lens (DC Iris, TDN Support)
  • Suggested Retail Prices:
    GNAT 1080p 60 with power supply: $445 U.S.
    GNAT 1080p 60 Board version, with power supply: $435 U.S.

    Viewbits and GNAT 1080p 60 are trademarks of Computer Modules, Inc.
    All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

    About CMI and Viewbits
    CMI, founded in 1982, is a privately held company headquartered in San Diego, California. Viewbits, the Industrial Cameras division of Computer Modules, Inc., sells HD, USB-2, CMOS, and X-Ray cameras to companies throughout the world.

    For more information on CMI and Viewbits, please contact Rebecca Gray at +1 (858) 613-1818 or rebecca@computermodules.com. To download Viewbits press releases and product images, visit the news section at http://www.viewbits.com.

    Viewbits, 11409 West Bernardo Ct. San Diego, CA, 92127
    Web: www.viewbits.com phone: +1 (858) 613-1818, fax: +1 (858) 613-1815

    Advanced Systems Group Adds Patrick Kennedy to Bolster Los Angeles Sales Efforts

    EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, today announced that Patrick Kennedy has joined its Los Angeles-based sales team, effective Dec. 1. He will manage media and entertainment accounts throughout Southern California, specializing in enterprise storage systems, archiving, asset management, and broadcast technologies.

    Kennedy is an experienced sales executive who has sold technology integration products and services to major media and entertainment companies, as well as Fortune 500 companies. Most recently, he worked for DZ Solutions, where he signed and managed a number of accounts. He has also held sales positions in real estate, finance, and entertainment industries.

    “Patrick has a proven track record of acquiring new clients and maintaining those relationships. He will be a great asset in our efforts to service new television, radio, and motion picture customers,” said Dave Van Hoy, president, Advanced Systems Group.

    Contact Kennedy at (323) 683-8244 or via e-mail at Patrick@asgllc.com.

    About ASG:

    Advanced Systems Group LLC of Emeryville, Calif., with offices in the Bay Area and Southern California, has provided engineering, systems, integration, support and training to the broadcast, film, creative, and corporate video markets since 1997. With unmatched experience in Apple-based newsroom systems, shared storage, archiving, editing, finishing, and VFX systems, ASG has become one of largest installers of post production and shared storage systems on the West Coast. The ASG team is highly focused on customer success, and has installed and supported more than 185 SANs, production, and post production systems over the last six years. For more information, visit www.asgllc.com or call 510-654-8300.

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    Spectrum Productions Uses New Broadcast Pix Granite X Integrated Production System for SEC Football Events

    Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced Spectrum Productions, an AV production and rental services company, used its new Granite™ X integrated production system to produce video presentations for the Regions Bank SEC Coaches Luncheon and SEC Legends Dinner on Dec. 6 in Atlanta. The event staging included two 11×20-foot side video screens for video playback and image magnification (I-MAG), as well as an ultra-wide 52×16-foot,two-projector blend center display positioned behind the stage, all populated exclusively through the Broadcast Pix system.

    The luncheon included a preview of the next day’s SEC Championship Game between the Auburn Tigers and Missouri Tigers, including insights from the head coaches of both programs, while the dinner honored 14 former players that were named the SEC 2013 Football Legends Class in September. Both events were held in the same hotel ballroom and featured a three-camera setup. According to Preston MacIntyre, president, Spectrum Productions, all video clips and graphics were accessed from the Granite’s built-in clip server.

    Fluent Macros, Granite’s built-in file-based macros system, was used extensively for both programs. Spectrum created a series of complex transitions, which involved layers of motion loops, picture-in-picture compositions, keys, and more. “It really would be impossible to execute so many simultaneous cues without the Broadcast Pix Fluent Macros. That’s a lot of different commands for people to be running manually,” MacIntyre explained. “We wanted the consistency and repeatability of the macros. No matter how many steps, we knew everything was going to be perfect.”

    To create content for the main (and unusually sized) screen, graphic images were produced in Adobe After Effects as 3840×1080 images. A reverse anamorphic process compressed the images down to 1920×1080 resolution, which created “squished” images when played back through the Granite. The output from the Granite was fed into a Vista Systems Spyder x20 video processor, which re-created the original aspect ratio and flawlessly fed the blended image into two projectors.

    Since Spectrum received its Granite X system in November, it has been used for both SEC events, the NASCAR 2013 Nationwide / Camping World Truck Series Awards Banquet in Miami Beach, Fla., and the Coalition to Salute American Heroes 2013 Road to Recovery Conference in Orlando, Fla. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, with offices in Miami, Orlando, Charlotte, N.C., and Las Vegas, Nev.

    Spectrum upgraded from its Granite 5000 system to the Granite X for its advanced multi-view capabilities, which offers 16 full motion source windows and makes it easier to work with robotic cameras. MacIntyre also praised Broadcast Pix’s constant, one-frame latency, which is important for live event production. “Some competing products have quite a bit of a challenge with video delay,” he added.

    About Broadcast Pix The leader in live video production systems with end-to-end integration, Broadcast Pix was founded in 2002 and has customers in more than 110 countries. Its Video Control Centers™ combine an integrated switcher, clip server, CG, and external control software with patented control panels, unique touch-screens, and exceptional displays. Systems range from compact systems controlled by touch-screen or voice automation to large sophisticated control panels. Customers include leading broadcast, streaming, sports, corporate, education, religious, and government studios. Learn more at www.broadcastpix.com.

    Broadcast Pix and Granite are trademarks of Broadcast Pix, Inc. Patented. Made in USA.

    Funky Junk Supplies Royer Mics For The Stereophonics Latest Tour

    The Stereophonics, one of Britain’s most instantly recognisable bands, have just completed a major UK arena tour to promote their new album Graffiti On The Train.

    The equipment list for the tour included three Royer R-121L ribbon microphones, which were supplied by Royer’s UK distributor Funky Junk.

    Royer’s R-121 Ribbon Microphone is renowned for its ability to bring an extremely natural and realistic analogue sound to digital recording and live stages. The TEC Award winning R-121L, the ruggedized and more road-worthy ‘live’ version of the microphone, has been specifically designed to withstand the rigours of live touring. Royer won the prestigious 2013 Technical Grammy partly for their R-121, the first ribbon microphone suitable for close-miking electric guitar and other high SPL sound sources.

    The microphones were chosen for the Stereophonics tour by FOH engineer Dave Roden who wanted to continue with their ongoing ethos of constant improvement of the overall sound quality at their live gigs.

    “I haven’t used Royer R-121 microphones in a live situation before, but the band have used them in the studio and been very happy with the results they have achieved,” Roden says. “I have also heard them being used by other FOH engineers whom I greatly admire, (Jim Ebdon and Marc Carolan for example) and have always been really impressed with the results. I decided to use them, too, in order to up our game.”

    Dave Roden was confident that incorporating Royer R-121 ribbon microphones into his live equipment arsenal would help him capture lead vocalist/guitarist Kelly Jones and lead backing vocalist/guitarist Adam Zindani’s individual guitar tones, as well as the raw energy for which the Stereophonics are famous.

    “The band members have all moved on to IEM’s (in ear monitors) and they were hearing things completely differently to the way they’ve been used to with wedges,” Dave Roden explains. “In order to adapt, some of the on-stage sources required a more hi-fi approach. This was a challenge for everyone involved, but was a very positive and necessary step in respect to the future performance capabilities of the band, and gave our Monitor Engineer Dave Retson and myself the perfect opportunity to significantly upgrade our mic stock. Both the band on stage and the audience in the arenas were very happy with the guitar sounds they were hearing when we used the R-121L’s on the tour.”

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    About Funky Junk:
    Funky Junk is Europe’s leading supplier of new and refurbished professional recording equipment and services. It has offices in London, Paris, Milan and Vigo and has been in business for over 20 years. The company is renowned for its high level technical knowledge, backed by extensive workshop facilities. As well as handling sales and repairs, Funky Junk also acts as a distributor to a number of equipment brands and deals with their service and warranty.

    For more information please visit www.proaudioeurope.com

    LynTec Products on Display at PLASA Focus: Nashville 2014

    Remote Power Control Mobile (RPCM)
    LynTec’s all-new, award-winning Remote Power Control Mobile (RPCM) is the first intelligent power distribution panel to bring three new features to the mobile power distribution market. First, the RPCM uses switch-grade motorized circuit breakers to provide remotely managed electrical protection and on/off control within a single enclosure. Second, the unit offers current monitoring at the branch circuit level — enabling real-time current draw on a branch breaker, phase, or panel basis in addition to notification alarms that alert users of electrical panel anomalies via text or email. Third, the RPCM’s built-in Web server enables users to monitor and control distribution with ease, directly on the network, from a Web interface on any browser-enabled smart device. RPCM also interfaces with most third-party control systems using IP, DMX, and sACN protocols.

    Ideal for temporary live events in settings including houses of worship, stadiums, and theaters, the RPCM provides direct on/off control for LED lighting and takes loads out of standby mode by directly shutting down circuits — reducing energy and system maintenance costs, and facilitating more sustainable setups within a portable, road case design.

    Photo Link: www.ingearpr.com/LynTec/LynTec_RPCM.jpg
    Photo Caption: RPCM

    Remote Power Controller (RPC) — New Version!
    LynTec’s Remote Power Controller (RPC) Series Panel version 2 combines the latest motorized breaker technology with a new and improved controller featuring more memory, a faster processor for real-time monitoring down to the circuit level, and the capacity to use multiple control protocols simultaneously — now including sACN. These new features complement the device’s onboard server with network or smart-device access, load-specified switch-grade motorized circuit breakers, built-in auto-off brownout protection using controlled circuit breaker shutdown and restart, optional sequential circuit level on/off capabilities, and ability to interface with third-party control systems via contact closure, TCP/IP, DMX, or RS-232.

    This new version also provides the market’s only auto-on function to activate egress lighting via contact closure inputs from fire alarms in the event of an emergency. Supporting UL 924 requirements, the upgrade replaces the need for separate emergency lighting panels and high voltage switches. The software also turns on lighting circuits regardless of control protocol or zone assignment — similar to the function of existing emergency-off or kill features used for silencing sound reinforcement systems during alarms.

    Photo Link: www.ingearpr.com/LynTec/LynTec_RPC_v2.jpg
    Photo Caption: RPC Version 2

    RPCR Relay Panel
    Ideal for houses of worship, schools, performing arts centers, auditoriums, and other large assembly spaces, LynTec’s RPCR is the only relay panel built specifically for the entertainment industry. Based on LynTec’s popular RPC series panel, the RPCR brings branch circuit control and monitoring to any existing breaker panel, regardless of brand, make, or model. The unit combines relay functionality with a built-in Web server to provide remote electrical control to applications, including LED lighting, powered amplifiers, and energy management programs. Additionally, a Web-enabled browser-based interface allows users to set up, troubleshoot, control, and monitor relay status remotely across existing networks — resulting in simpler, more efficient power management from any computer, tablet, or handheld smart device. The point-and-click interface enables users to set up zones easily, perform sequential on/off switching and scheduling, activate emergency overrides, and provide dependable brownout protection.

    Photo Link: www.ingearpr.com/LynTec/LynTec_RPCR.jpg
    Photo Caption: RPCR

    PR Link: www.ingearpr.com/LynTec/131212LynTec.doc

    [Sidebar]
    LDI 2013 Best Debuting Product of the Year Award
    The RPCM was recently honored with an LDI Award for Best Debuting Product of the Year

    Company Quote:
    “LynTec is pleased to introduce the market’s first intelligent mobile power distribution panel at PLASA Focus: Nashville 2014. Our new award-winning RPCM brings the dependable features from our popular RPC controller to a fully portable product. LynTec will also exhibit its entire RPC line of remote power control systems for the entertainment industry’s professional sound, lighting, and video applications, including the RPCR relay panel and new features such as the market’s only emergency auto-on function for egress lighting requirements.” — Mark Bishop, president of LynTec

    Company Overview:
    LynTec is a leading manufacturer of remotely operated AC power control systems for the professional sound, lighting, and video industries. The company offers both electrical protection and circuit switching capabilities within the same enclosure — saving space, lowering installation costs, and building trusted relationships with system designers. LynTec’s continuous growth in electrical and expanded lighting control, energy monitoring, built-in power conditioning, and mobile applications positions the company as a leading resource for the A/V and lighting industries and an integral partner for sustainable energy practices. More information is available at www.LynTec.com.

    Follow LynTec:
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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/LynTecPower
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    INDUSTRY LEADERS FORM SAMASERVE

    Samaserve \ sam-ma-serve \ n 1 An enabler 2 : Sole authorized Sales, Marketing, Service and Support arm for the entire Nipros (nee- pros) range of broadcast and professional digital video production technology 3 : Samaserve offers 3 a : systemized, 2K, 4K, HD-compatible and SD camera solutions 3 b : deep product knowledge 3 c : proactive, cost-effective, future-proofing counsel 4 : connectivity via www.samaserve.com

    RAMSEY, NJ: Three leading industry pros, Bob Ott, Sal Sandoval and Mel Medina, have joined forces with financial expert Vincent Tuzzio, Jr. to form Samaserve, a sales and service company that is taking an innovative approach to providing broadcast and professional digital cinema, television studios and mobile video production companies with first tier production consulting, technology sales, support and service.

    With a combined 80+ years of experience in product development and support, long-time Sony execs Ott, Sandoval and Medina have all been directly involved with the introduction of such seminal digital technologies and popular formats as Universal Betacam, DVCAM, HDV, XDCAM, the PMW F3, F5, F55 and, OLED monitors. The Samaserve team’s Pro Audio credentials include overseeing marketing of DAT and solid-state digital recorders, the MDR professional headphone series and Pro Mini Disc.

    “We all share a common philosophy about developing a business that would offer superior products, provide peerless support to broadcasters, production companies and cinematographers, and establish an indispensible link to the manufacturers,” Ott said. “Our concept was, ‘Customer First, and, ‘Differentiate our customers’ sales experience with extraordinary service and support.”

    Rather than trying to develop a new technology in search of an application, Samaserve has focused its efforts on the thousands of camcorders and shoulder-style cameras already in the market. And, they have developed a method to extend the productive life expectancy of those investments. After surveying the industry, they aligned their sales/marketing, production and support expertise with the new Nipros, (nee- pros) product line of camera accessories popular throughout Asia. The products are manufactured by Nippon Video Systems (NVS), in Japan, which has pioneered camera rigs and accessories that enable any ENG/EFP or DSLR type camera to be operated within a multi-camera studio / stadium environment or digital cinema set.
    “The need to take studio cameras and camcorders out of that environment and use them in the field or elsewhere, is now a serious necessity, because professionals need to get the most bang for their camera buck,” Ott said. “These are tough economic times. We understand that video pros need to accomplish more with their existing resources. Nipros camera rigs and signal converters are the perfect solution to that equation.”

    “Nipros is completely in sync with our philosophy,” Medina said. “Since the mid-1990’s, their product line has performed far above the expectations of its customers. Nipros technology is designed to deliver top broadcast / cinema quality, they are camera-agnostic, ergonomically ideal for the professional user, and ruggedly built to handle the hard knocks of real world production. Our alliance [with NVS] and shared perspective on the industry is particularly robust. Co-development of meaningful new products is a foundation of our relationship,” Medina adds.

    “The Nipros product line was inspired by the clear understanding of client needs and the development of products that meet and exceed those needs,” Ott said. “We are venturing into areas with our flagship product, the LS-750 Fiber Optic Adapter, which offer true 4K operation using accepted industry standards, and provides four HDSDI 3G signal paths plus an additional HDSDI 3G connection. The LS-750 anticipates the need within the nascent 4K production and broadcast industries for shooting a 4K and HD image simultaneously; e.g. 4K/HD simulcast broadcasts.

    “Nipros gives camera operators all the tools they need, and every one of those tool controls is operator-selectable,” Sandoval said. Samaserve is committed to supporting and servicing our customers, understanding their needs, and providing the best solution to fit their usage. Basically, do the right thing at the right price.”

    Bringing a new product line to the Americas can be a daunting task but the all-pro Samaserve team knew a good thing when they saw it. And now they’re ready to share it with the industry.

    Photo 1. Samaserve co-executive partners Bob Ott (left) and Mel Medina on set with Nipros LS-750 systemized camera-agnostic solution. Not pictured are CFO Vincent Tuzzio, and west coast-based executive partner Sal Sandoval.

    Photo 2. Samaserve CFO Vincent Tuzzio, Jr.

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    Samaserve headquarters is located at 55 Grant Street, Ramsey, NJ 07446. Phone (973) 551- 0391 www.niprosam.com

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    DPA Microphones and Steinway Pianos in Perfect Harmony for ‘Keyboards at Christmas’ Event

    Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary teams up with DPA and Steinway for large-scale holiday performance featuring 17 grand pianos

    FORT WORTH, DECEMBER 12, 2013 – The School of Church Music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary recently enlisted the help of DPA Microphones and Steinway Hall of Dallas, Plano and Fort Worth to put on Keyboards at Christmas — a performance of “grand” proportions. With 17 Steinway Grand Pianos on stage, student and professional musicians performed holiday songs for the packed house at the 3,500-seat venue.

    Already DPA Microphones enthusiasts for the ability of its mics to reproduce the natural beauty of a Steinway, the music staff at Southwestern Baptist knew it wanted to equip all 17 pianos with three d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Mics each, for a total of 51 mics. A clear, pristine sound was the school’s primary requirement when searching for a mic, and it was obvious that the DPA d:vote was the only choice.

    “The Steinway instruments have a very beautiful, very unique sound that other instruments can’t touch, so we didn’t want to recreate the sound, but rather amplify it for the audience to hear in this very large hall,” says Luke Byford, Assistant Director of Musical Productions for the school. “We had experimented for a while with how to mic the piano in this hall and we knew it had to be the DPA d:votes. We previously tried a pickup system, but it just didn’t provide the live sound of the piano. It actually sounded pretty dead. Then we tried a variety of other mics and positions. Nothing seemed right, until our sound techs presented the idea to try the d:votes we had for string instruments in the piano. We were very pleased with the natural reproduction of the DPA mics as they gave us a much more accurate picture of how the pianos sound and the beauty that they put out.”

    While this is the second year of the event, the school’s 2012 performance was held in a smaller, more acoustically tuned venue, so the staff did not require microphones. For this year’s Keyboards at Christmas, the school increased the number of pianos. To ensure that audience members had a clear view of every musician, the stage had three elevated platforms, which allowed them to place five pianos at the top, six in the center and six in the front.

    “For a great deal of the program, all of the pianos were played at the same time,” says Jerry Aultman, Professor of Music Theory, who worked with Byford on the event. “Sometimes there were two pianists per piano, so a total of 34 pianists playing simultaneously. Bottom line, it was imperative in this hall, as you can imagine with this many instruments and musicians, for the artists to hear each other separately and without delay. From an audience perspective, I noticed that the DPA d:votes just made the Steinways sound the way they are supposed to sound. It was a true representation of the pianos. They don’t need improvement, they’re wonderful the way they are, we just wanted to amplify them and reproduce an accurate sound. With a program of this magnitude, using this many pianos in a hall this large, it is impossible to overemphasize the importance of this requirement.”

    It wasn’t just the microphones that drew Byford and Aultman to the DPA d:vote. As the microphone is designed to be heard and not seen, the tiny capsule size enabled the mics to be positioned where the staff wanted them, without any visible signs of a mic being in place.

    “We like that you can’t see them,” adds Byford. “They were in the pianos and we ran the lines out of the back, so the audience did not even know they were there. The magnetic piano mounts were great because once they were attached to the brass, they didn’t bounce or rattle. They stayed exactly where we put them, and the fact that they are on goosenecks allowed us to get the mounts in the proper spot on the piano, but then move the microphone to get them in the best position to pick up the exact area of sound we wanted to highlight. They were so hidden and so natural that many of our audience members later told us they didn’t even realize the pianos were being amplified until we mentioned it to them.”

    The school had only one day of prep time to mic up the pianos and do an audio run through with students to ensure the EQ was perfect, so the size and maneuverability of the d:votes also afforded the quick setup that was needed. With only a limited in-house supply of d:votes, the school sought to rent an additional 35 microphones to fulfill their need for 51 d:votes. A tall order for any rental house, Byford found himself in direct contact with Eric Mayer, President of DPA Microphones, Inc.

    “I think it’s great that a company that makes this kind of product would want to get behind a production like ours and help out the way they did,” adds Byford. “Everyone we worked with at DPA, seemed really excited to help us and support this project.”

    In addition to the large supply of d:votes, the company loaned the school two d:facto™ Vocal Microphones for the soloists who accompanied the pianists. DPA’s Sales and Marketing rep, James Capparelle, also attended the event to help with setup and make certain everything ran smoothly.

    The Keyboards at Christmas event hosted Southwestern Baptist students and faculty, as well as school-aged children who played three songs, including excerpts from the classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Guest artists Becky Lombard, professor of music at Truett-McConnell College, and T. Bob Davis, a former Southwestern Seminary trustee also performed. In addition to Byford, Aultman and Capparelle, the event was also run by Matthew Bennett, Will Schaefer, Caleb Wallace and Cody Meuer, who are student employees of the school’s A/V Communications department and were key players in making sure the program operated effortlessly.

    Video from the event can be found at: http://youtu.be/-D0JsLg2IDw.

    ABOUT DPA MICROPHONES:
    DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high-quality condenser microphone solutions for professional applications. DPA’s ultimate goal is to always provide its customers with the absolute finest possible microphone solutions for all its markets, which include live sound, installation, recording, theatre and broadcast. When it comes to the design process, DPA takes no shortcuts. Nor does the company compromise on its manufacturing process, which is done at the DPA factory in Denmark. As a result, DPA’s products are globally praised for their exceptional clarity and transparency, unparalleled specifications, supreme reliability and, above all, pure, uncolored and undistorted sound.

    For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com.

    SSL Teams With Audio Acústica for Live Console Distribution in Mexico

    “SSL Live is definitely setting new trends and standards for live audio”

    TLALPAN, MEXICO – Solid State Logic is proud to announce that as part of the ongoing development of a global partner network for SSL Live consoles, pro audio specialist Audio Acústica y Electrónica S.A. de C.V. will distribute SSL Live in Mexico.

    “Audio Acústica is proud to be the face of the SSL Live in Mexico,” says F. Javier Posada Morales, Director General of Audio Acústica y Electrónica S.A. de C.V. “As the next big thing in live mixing, SSL Live is definitely setting new trends and standards for live audio, which is something the company has been doing for more than 35 years in the music, broadcast and post production markets. By joining forces with this prestigious brand, we are able to distribute and support the live console of the highest quality to our customers in the region.”

    “Audio Acústica is a great company with depth and personal relationships with the highest level audio companies in Mexico,” says George Horton, Vice President, Western Region, Solid State Logic, Inc. “Live audio has some deep roots in Mexico, so we wanted to have the best possible partner to help bring the SSL Live to the region and also to support our clients for years to come. We are honored to work with Audio Acústica to raise awareness of the console.”

    www.solidstatelogic.com/live
    www.audioacustica.com.mx

    Solid State Logic is the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music, broadcast, live and post production professionals. For more information about our award-winning products, please visit: www.solidstatelogic.com.

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    LMG Systems Integration Launches In Nashville; Hires Tim Slade

    Nashville, TN – LMG is pleased to announce the hiring of Tim Slade as a sales engineer in Nashville in order to launch and expand a local presence in the marketplace for the firm’s systems integration division. Slade’s duties will include developing new business, client communication, and advising clients on the optimal equipment to meet design and budget needs to support the systems integration division, which focuses on permanent installations and product sales of video, audio, lighting and audiovisual equipment.

    Tim Slade, LMG Systems Integration

    Tim Slade, a seasoned veteran, brings over 25 years of audiovisual industry experience to LMG. Previous to LMG, Slade handled sales and consulting of audiovisual systems, handling engineering, project strategy, dealer channels, and developing client partnerships supporting high end installation projects, with an emphasis on education, corporate, and house of worship markets. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Belmont University in Nashville, and is a Certified Technology Specialist through Infocomm International.

    LMG’s 24,000 square foot Nashville office and warehouse location recently celebrated its one year anniversary, opening in October 2012 to support the firm’s show technology and touring divisions, as well as their onsite office at the Music City Center as the official audiovisual provider for the venue. With the addition of Tim Slade and his depth of experience to the team, LMG rounds out its service offerings to include systems integration in Nashville. LMG’s office/warehouse is located at 1674 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37210.

    “Tim is a welcome addition to the systems integration team,” states Les Goldberg, CEO/president of LMG. “Adding this position helps us in supporting national installation projects, continuing our effort to expand the systems integration division, and growing the LMG footprint in Nashville.”

    LMG Systems Integration provides design, consulting, installation, as well as product sales, of customized audiovisual technology – including video, audio, control and teleconferencing equipment, working with clients nationwide on educational institutions, healthcare facilities, executive boardrooms, command/control centers, houses of worship, and specialty installations.

    For more information, please visit lmgintegration.com

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    HARMAN Wins 2014 Technical GRAMMY® Award for Lexicon Audio Brand

    STAMFORD, CT – December 12, 2013 — Harman International (NYSE:HAR), the premium global audio and infotainment group, announced today that its Lexicon® brand has won a Technical GRAMMY® Award, which is presented to individuals and companies that have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field.

    The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced their Special Merit Awards earlier today. Recipients are determined by vote of The Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing Advisory Council and Chapter Committees, as well as The Academy’s Trustees. This year’s Technical GRAMMY Award recognizes Lexicon’s contributions to the art and science of music recording and reproduction through innovation and excellence in product design. The Lexicon brand is in rare company: the only other such award is being presented posthumously to Emile Berliner, who invented and patented the “Gramophone” sound recording device in 1887.

    Dinesh C. Paliwal, HARMAN Chairman, President and CEO; Blake Augsburger, President – Professional Division; and Noel Larson, Market Manager – Recording, Broadcast, Portable PA and Tour, will accept the award during the 56th Annual GRAMMY weekend festivities in Los Angeles January 24-26, 2014.

    “We are deeply honored that yet another HARMAN brand has been recognized with a Technical GRAMMY Award,” said Paliwal. “Lexicon products have long been admired both by recording industry professionals and the discriminating audiences they serve, and we are proud to be the only audio systems company to have received this prestigious validation multiple times from the Recording Academy.”

    Founded in 1971, Lexicon is one of the world’s premier manufacturers of digital effects processing electronics and home theater systems. The company was among the first to produce commercially-available digital reverb systems which is used by 80 percent of recording artists, and was also an early pioneer in the hard disk recording sector. Lexicon also markets premium amplifiers for luxury cars, home theater and distributed audio applications, featuring the brand’s exclusive Logic 7® surround sound processing algorithm.

    “Earning this GRAMMY is a testament to the remarkable passion that Harman puts into the science of recording and reproducing great sound,” said Augsburger. “I am very proud of the contribution that our Lexicon team has made in creating some of music’s most memorable impressions, and congratulate my colleagues on this milestone achievement.”

    HARMAN is the only manufacturer to earn multiple Technical GRAMMY Awards. The Company’s AKG microphone and headphone brand was honored in 2010 for its more than 60 years of contributions to the art and science of sound. The JBL brand earned a Technical GRAMMY in 2005 for its state-of-the-art advancements in music recording, loudspeakers, and audio systems integration expertise. HARMAN Professional audio systems are used in the studio and on the road by leading performing artists, and are installed in thousands of performance, sporting and commercial venues worldwide.

    About Harman International
    HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. 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 14,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.5 billion for the last twelve months ended September 30, 2013. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.

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