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Amos Lee Tour Takes Two Yamaha CLs on The Road in Support of Latest CD

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Amos Lee is an American singer-songwriter whose musical style encompasses folk, rock and soul. Born in Philadelphia, the 36-year old is embarking on a new tour in support of his sixth CD, “Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song.” This CD follows the release of his album ‘Mission Bell’ that debuted at #1 on the Billboard top 200 chart. Currently finishing the fall leg of the tour, Lee and the crew will be hitting the road again in February for the winter leg.

TC Furlong of Lake Forest, Illinois is supporting Lee’s tour with a rental package including a Yamaha CL5 digital audio console at front of house, a CL1 for monitors, two Rio3224-D input/output boxes positioned onstage, along with wireless IEM units for the band. The full-service, live sound company specializes in rentals, live events, sales, and services, and is an authorized dealer of over 100 professional audio lines with a vast rental inventory including Yamaha Commercial Audio Series, Sennheiser, Shure, Meyer Sound Laboratories, and many others. They provide audio production rental systems large and small, as well as support to the sound installation market.

‘When front of house engineer, BJ Pendleton, initially approached us with his tour request, we looked at several configurations but quickly landed on the Yamaha CL platform, states Chris Wintz, Rental/Project Manager, TC Furlong. As a rental house, we had plenty of digital console options, but the CL feature set was a perfect match with BJ’s tour spec: superior sound quality, flexible configuration, small footprint, and easy to set-up/strike. He was great to work with, and we were happy to handle cartage, on-site training, 24×7 support, and frequency coordination.”

Pendleton has been using Yamaha digital consoles for years. “I’ve spent a good bit of time with the LS9 and the M7CL, and fell in love with the PM5D, states Pendleton. The 5D and I became good friends at the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA where I was the house engineer.” Pendleton said while he’s a big fan of pre-training on new gear, he’s a firm believer that one learns by doing, and so he dove right into the CL5.

“In general, I really like the Yamaha CL platform and the ease of function, says Pendleton. The approach can’t be beat, and the progression from the M7CL to the CL Series is why I ultimately went with CL consoles for our tour. Taking a highly functional platform and combining it with top-notch pre-amps in expandable stage racks made the decision a no brainer for me.”

Pendleton added that both he and monitor engineer Reuben Cantu, are using Dante networking to communicate between the CL5 at FOH, CL1 in monitor world, and the two RIO racks tied together on the stage. “It took me a second to wrap my head around it, but the Dante network has been rock solid for us.” He noted that the console’s Premium Rack is also an excellent addition to Yamaha consoles. “The pre-amps sound great on their own, but to add premium EQs and compressors really pushes the sound quality over the top. Really great stuff… I hate to sound silly, but most things about the CL make my life easier at FOH.”

A mixing engineer for some 22 years beginning in high school, Pendleton graduated from the College of William & Mary in 2000 where he really started to dig into to his professional sound career. Since then, he’s been running clubs and music venues as well as touring with various artists, most recently GRAMMY™ award winners The Robert Glasper Experiment, Yassin Bey (a.k.a. Mos Def), and Erykah Badu.


Cantu, who has been mixing since 1997, said he has also used most digital consoles in the Yamaha family. “Like a lot of live sound engineers out there, I had my training on the job with the CL and figuring things out in the old “trial by fire” way of learning on the fly. And, one great part about the Yamaha website is the video tutorials. I watched all of the videos on the CL Series Consoles once I knew I was going out on tour with one.”

“For my life in monitor world, Cantu said, there are many features that make my life easier. From the time I save with the ease of setup of the console, to having the processing power to run the 46 channels we were using, six stereo in-ear mixes and four powered mixes. I tend to use a lot of dynamics to keep things consistent, but still keeping the live feel of each instrument without compromising the dynamics of the sound. I was also using five stereo effects to round it all out.”
Cantu happily notes how great it is to have classic Comp’s and EQ’s that ‘engineers have been drooling over’ at the touch of the screen. “How often have we had access to any two of these at one time let alone having arguably some of the best sounding dynamic devices sought after waiting to be used right in the rack?”

For information on TC Furlong, visit www.tcfurlong.com.

For more information on the Yamaha CL Digital Audio Console, visit www.yamahaca.com.

For more information on Amos Lee and upcoming tour dates, visit www.amoslee.com/tour.

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PHOTO ID: BJ Pendleton at Yamaha CL5
Yamaha CL1 Monitor Console

About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of integrated professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the broadcast, sound reinforcement/installed sound, touring, commercial recording, and post production markets. With the addition of NEXO to the product line, the company remains the official U.S. and Canadian distributor for all NEXO speaker models. YCAS offers comprehensive in-house and field product training for its customers, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.

VMP’s New 19-Inch 12RU Wall Rack Enclosure Now Shipping

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Dec. 5, 2013 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the security, commercial, residential, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce the new ERWEN-12E 19-inch wall rack enclosure is now shipping.

“The ERWEN-12E is a workhorse of a wall mounted rack enclosure,” explained Keith Fulmer, president of VMP. “Where space is at a premium, getting equipment off the floor and up on the wall is a must when floor standing equipment racks just won’t do. VMP designed the new ERWEN-12E wall mounted rack for both form and functionality, especially with the installer in mind. With adjustable four post rails, removable hinged wall plate and a reversible glass front door, the ERWEN-12E is the answer to the most demanding rack mount requirements.”

Additional features of the ERWEN-12E 19-inch wall rack enclosure include:
• works with all standard 19-inch rack equipment and accessories
• 12 rack spaces
• rails threaded with standard 10-32 threading
• adjustable front and rear rails
• vented top and bottom
• top and bottom cable routing knockouts
• reversible hinged tempered glass front door
• removable hinged back panel
• lockable, removable side panels (locks not included)
• welded steel construction
• ships assembled
• load capacity – 120 lbs
• black powder coat finish
• product dimensions (W x D x H): 24.3in x 21.9in x 25.3in
• product weight: 61.6 lbs
• MSRP: $439.99

For more information on the ERWEN-12E, please visit www.videomount.com or call toll free 877-281-2169. If you need help choosing the right mount for your application, try the Video Mount Finder at www.chooseamount.com.

About Video Mount Products
Born in 1994, Video Mount Products (VMP) is a leading provider of mounting solutions for the A/V, communication and security industries. VMP products consistently offer the latest designs in safety and flexibility, all at an outstanding value. VMP’s product offering continues to grow by adding mounting systems to address growing segments across many markets.

VMP has become the mounting systems company of choice for professionals and their customers everywhere. All products have been engineered for and installed with confidence in thousands of residences, businesses, hotels, restaurants, schools, hospitals, houses of worship and security applications throughout the world. VMP prides itself on providing the best products in the industry and by supporting those products with knowledgeable professionals who understand that “support” is the core of our business.

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ASHLY EXPANDS nX AMPLIFIER LINE

WEBSTER, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 2013: Ashly’s nX family of two- and four-channel power amplifiers has been expanded with the addition of twelve new 800 Watt and 400 Watt models. These medium output amplifiers are the perfect complement to the high-output 3,000W and 1,500W nX models.

All nX Series amplifiers feature Ashly’s programmable outputs on each individual channel using rear panel DIP switches to select Low-Z (down to 2 Ohms), or High-Z, (70V or 100V) constant-voltage outputs.

The nX8004 has four channels rated at 800 watts per channel across all programmable outputs. The nX8002 is the two-channel version. The nX4004 offers four channels at 400 watts per channel, while the nX4002 is the two-channel model.

Ashly offers three nX amplifier feature sets. The nX Series is the base level amplifier with Ashly’s Energy Management System (Ashly EMS™), a defeatable sleep mode that draws <1 Watt of current when engaged. The nX Series also has an optional security lockout feature for the front panel controls. The nXe Series Net-Work-Able amplifiers feature an Ethernet connection providing the integrator with remote control and diagnostics, a programmable sleep or stand-by mode, AUX outputs and an internal Real-Time Clock with Event Scheduler. The nXp Series adds the Protea™ DSP Processor with 32-bit SHARC processors and full Protea DSP that includes Precision Impedance Monitoring on each channel output.

“Expanding the nX Amplifier line with two and four-channel options at medium power outputs allows audio system designers to deliver an Ashly-centric sound system to their clients that features high-quality American-made amps,” offers John Sexton, Ashly’s vice president of sales.

Network audio options include factory installed Dante® and CobraNet® cards. Ashly also offers optional AES3 inputs with pass-through.

NX Power Amplifiers are built in the company’s Webster, New York factory and covered by Ashly’s industry-leading Five-Year Warranty. The new nX 800 Watt and 400 Watt models will begin shipping to U.S. Dealers this month.

Download data sheets on the nX, nXe and nXp models at www.ashly.com/nX

ABOUT ASHLY AUDIO Ashly Audio Inc. is recognized as a world leader in the design and manufacturing of high quality & high performance signal processing equipment and power amplification for use in the commercial sound contracting and professional audio markets. The 37-year old company is headquartered in Webster, New York U.S.A.

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BLACKBIRD STUDIO CHOOSES API 1608 FOR ITS NEWLY CREATED BLACKBIRD ACADEMY

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – DECEMBER 2013: An API 1608 analog console will serve aspiring sound engineers at the newly created Blackbird Academy recording school in Nashville, Tennessee. The school is based at the prestigious Blackbird Studio and will draw on their history, expertise, and industry connections to offer three educational curricula, totaling over 720 hours of horizon-expanding coursework. Class sizes will be small and will feature extensive hands-on lab time, including time in two of Blackbird’s eight recording studios, now reserved exclusively for educational use. The classroom space was created by interior designers Robert and Cortney Novogratz of the HGTV television show, Home by Novogratz.

“We chose the API 1608 for a number of reasons,” said John McBride, who is co-owner and co-operator of Blackbird Studio with his wife, country superstar Martina McBride. “The 1608 is easy to use, it has a great sound, and it’s an excellent tool to teach students signal flow. We already have a couple of 1608s at Blackbird, and we’re very happy with them. Moving forward with the Academy, we wouldn’t have it any other way!”

Mark Rubel and Kevin Becka are co-directing Blackbird Academy, which began with a three-day summer camp designed for high school students. The Academy’s debut Studio Engineering Program kicked off on September 30, 2013 and will run for about 24 weeks.

ABOUT API (AUTOMATED PROCESSES, INC.) Established more than 40 years ago, Automated Processes, Inc. is the leader in analog recording gear with the Vision, Legacy Series and 1608 recording consoles, as well as its classic line of modular signal processing equipment.

www.apiaudio.com

Premiere Southern California Live Music Venue Steps it Up with VARIA

Long Beach, CA – December 2013…The Gaslamp is one of Southern California’s best-known night spots, with a rich history of great entertainment and an impressively eclectic roster. On any given night, the club’s stage plays host to artists ranging from hard rock and metal to punk, acoustic, and even contemporary classical performances, as well as comedy, DJs, tribute acts, karaoke, and even televised sporting events.

The Gaslamp offers up a full kitchen, with private booths and tables as well as a bar and dance floor, making it a great place for dinner, drinks, and a night out. But as owner Mike Newfeld explains, the club’s acoustics have long been a struggle.

“It’s a very boomy room,” says Newfeld. “It’s got high ceilings, concrete floors, and just not very good sound dispersion — a lot of pockets that are dead space or too loud. The challenge has been to find a system that would deliver consistent coverage and sound good, no matter where you are in the room.”

Engineer Tony Purvis agrees. “It was really, really hard to get a good mix throughout the whole club — to achieve that ‘comfortable loud,’ where everyone can enjoy themselves, enjoy the music and the performance but still be able to hold a conversation.”

The Gaslamp recently upgraded their sound system, installing the new VARIA modular point source line array system from Renkus-Heinz. As Purvis observes, the VARIA system has completely changed the equation for the club.

“The experience that I’ve had with the new VARIA system has been just amazing,” Purvis remarks. “The design of the system has enabled complete coverage. This system makes my life easier.”

“We couldn’t be happier with the new VARIA system,” adds Newfeld. “Our customer base noticed immediately. It’s loud, clear, and clean, without blowing people away. Thanks to the new VARIA system, we are now known as the premiere live music venue in Southern California.”

 

 

 

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Headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California, Renkus-Heinz, Inc. is the worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of audio operations networks, digitally steerable arrays, powered and non-powered loudspeakers, system specific electronics and fully integrated Reference Point Array systems.

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Joe Hallman Joins PESA as Marketing Manager for PESA Xstream

Huntsville, Alabama – PESA, a leading U.S.-based custom design and manufacturing company for professional audio and video signal distribution, today announced Joe Hallman has joined the company as the marketing manager for the PESA Xstream product line, effective Nov. 11. He will be focused on all aspects of marketing for the multi-path IP streaming appliance, includingcompetitive analysis, dealer training, and multimedia campaign development.

During a 16-year career with Avocent, Hallman gathered extensive sales and marketing experience. He started as a territory manager for the Midwest, was promoted to major account manager, and spent more than seven years as product marketing manager. Most recently, he served as a competitive intelligence analyst for the company.

“Joe really understands the importance of core messaging and positioning that is required for a product line to reach its full potential,” said John T. Wright, PESA senior vice president, sales and business development. “He’s here to help identify future applications for the PESA Xstream product line, and help us foster new relationships with developers and integrators. PESA Xstream represents a new and exciting direction for our company, and we are proud to have Joe with us to maximize growth and opportunities.”

Based out of the company main office in Huntsville, Hallman can be reached at (256) 327-8052 or via e-mail at jhallman@pesa.com.

About PESA

As a leading provider of audio/video (A/V) Baseband and IP connectivity products, PESA offers a wide selection of multi-path streaming products, routing switchers, matrix switchers, extenders, converters, media extenders, and signal processing gear to support government, military, industrial, commercial, medical, broadcast, and mobile truck applications. From large to small-scale A/V routing and extender products to multiple IP streaming appliances, PESA offers a diverse suite of AV products, all of which are supported by 24/7 technical support. PESA is located in Huntsville, Ala., with regional sales offices throughout North America and China. Our cost effective solutions are available around the world through our industry leading team of Channel Partners offering local support and installation. All products mentioned herein are trademarked property. Learn more about us at www.pesa.com and www.pesaxstream.com. Follow us on Twitter: @PESA_ONLINE.

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LynTec’s RPCM Recognized With LDI 2013 Award

Intelligent Mobile Power Distribution Panel Named Best Debuting Product of the Year in Sound Category

LENEXA, Kan. — Dec. 4, 2013 — LynTec, a leading manufacturer of customized electrical power control for professional audio, video, and lighting systems, today announced that the company’s Remote Power Control Mobile (RPCM) mobile power distro panel was honored with an LDI 2013 Award for Best Debuting Product of the Year. The solution was selected for its innovative new technology by a panel of industry experts working in conjunction with the editors of Live Design. The award was presented onsite at the LDI show in Las Vegas on Nov. 23.

“We are elated to receive such a prestigious industry award,” said Mark Bishop, president of LynTec. “By creating the market’s first intelligent mobile power distribution solution, our RPCM gives customers the powerful features of our RPC panels in a fully portable product. There is nothing like it on the market, and we are very pleased to be recognized for this achievement by our peers.”

LynTec’s RPCM is the industry’s 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 also 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.

More information on RPCM and LynTec’s full line of products is available at www.LynTec.com.

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Photo Caption: LynTec President Mark Bishop and team accept LDI 2013 Award for Best Debuting Product of the Year.

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About LynTec
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.

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360 degree immersive driving simulator upgrade delivers detail, color and lifetime illumination

If you’ve travelled a roadway in the United States, you’ve likely benefitted from the work accomplished at the University of Iowa’s National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) facility. Known worldwide for creating custom simulated driving environments for public and private organizations, the NADS facility offers a premier destination for driving data collection. In order to extend their reputation as a future-focused solutions provider, the facility is in the midst of a major video upgrade in their NADS-1 immersive driving simulator. The full system upgrade will be completed, to the relief of the NADS team, by the end of January, 2014, as the facility has, per Omar Ahmad, director of operations at NADS, “a huge backlog of studies waiting for the facility to reopen.”

Located within the NADS facility, the NADS-1 is a 360-degree driving simulator with one of the largest motion envelopes of any simulator in the world. Already well recognized for its immersive experience, the team is upgrading the NADS-1 from an eight-projector to an all-encompassing 16-projector imaging system. Sixteen M-Vision LED projectors from Digital Projection International (DPI) were chosen to deliver the immersive content in the wraparound simulator. “From the projector capabilities to the incredible support we received from Phil Laney throughout the research phase,” shared Ahmad, “DPI stood out as the obvious choice.” The 40 degree vertical field of view plus 360 degree horizontal plane ensures that when sitting in the seat of the NADS-1, the viewer experiences 100% projected imagery with no break in the content.

With federal funding from the Department of Transportation, as well as regional funding from both the state of Iowa and the University of Iowa, NADS was always intended to be a shared-use facility for both government and industry use. “Whether public or private, there are no restrictions on the type of client we take in,” commented Ahmad. “This alone allows for a remarkably diverse stream of testing and resulting data to pass through the facility.” The transportation industry in particular is a regular client, as the facility produces controlled risk studies that analyze driving performance based on controlled levels of impairment in a very realistic environment. From that data, the NADS team builds algorithms that can predict driving performance based on sleep deprivation, intoxication, distraction and other impairments.

Ahmad insists that, although the NADS facility contains remarkably forward-focused technological advances, the facility’s success is equally due to the personnel’s experience and expertise. The combination of a world-renowned staff of experts and the advanced simulation capabilities allows for the creation of very specific, customized in-house simulation experiences. “We have a diverse collection of experts from disciplines across various fields that can work together to solve complex problems,” Ahmad explained. “Our depth in personnel brings us clients that can’t achieve their required type of research at another facility.” The staff is fully supported by NADS projects, ensuring that the facility remains profitable by creating custom, differentiated data solutions not available elsewhere.

Phil Laney, director of simulation and visualization at DPI, commented: “By using DPI’s affordable WUXGA LED projector technology, the National Advanced Driving Simulator will benefit from a 63% increase in resolution that not only improves the display performance of the simulator, but makes maintenance minimal for years to come.” Laney continued, “Rich, saturated LED imagery will improve fidelity in day scenes, LED dimming will improve night imagery and Fast Frame blur reduction will help the realism of any projected scene.”
 

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About Digital Projection International
Founded in 1989, Digital Projection International (Digital Projection) has been instrumental in the development and application of Digital Light Processing™ technology by Texas Instruments for projection systems. Digital Projection International introduced the world’s first 3-chip DLP® projector in 1997, and has since delivered expert system engineering and world-class customer services, thus maintaining its position as a digital imaging pioneer.

Digital Projection International’s groundbreaking projection research and development has garnered the admiration of industry professionals around the world. This has earned the company many awards, including two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Digital Projection remains the first and only projector manufacturer to win the coveted award.

Today, Digital Projection International manufactures and distributes an extensive line of ultra high-performance 3-chip and single-chip DLP® projection systems. These projectors are the reference standard for demanding applications such as large-venue, live-event staging, fortune 5000, education, medical and scientific research, command and control, digital cinema, commercial entertainment, worship and elite home cinema.

For further information and photography, please visit www.digitalprojection.com or contact:

Press Enquiries
Michael Bridwell, Director of Marketing
Digital Projection Inc.
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Extron Introduces Compact, Economical Audio Amplifier with Exceptional Performance

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the MPA 152 Plus, a new quarter rack width, stereo integrated mini power amplifier that delivers 15 watts rms per channel, and provides several performance enhancements over the previous MPA 152. The MPA 152 Plus features a 90 dB signal-to-noise ratio with 0.1% THD+N, offering exceptional performance for speaker systems requiring compact, economical audio amplification. The MPA 152 Plus is an ENERGY STAR® qualified amplifier with an Extron exclusive, highly efficient, advanced Class D amplifier design. It also features patented CDRS™ – Class D Ripple Suppression technology that provides a smooth, clean audio waveform and an improvement in signal fidelity over conventional Class D amplifiers. The Extron exclusive high efficiency design generates very little heat and allows the amplifier to be fanless and operate in environments with little or no ventilation. more

RTI at ISE 2014

T3x Wireless Control Interface
Being shown for the first time at ISE, RTI’s sleek and elegant T3x remote control combines a stunning flush-mount 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen and programmable hard buttons with unparalleled functionality. Designed for simple integration into any installation, the controller’s dual RF platform provides one-way control via 433-MHz RF or bi-directional communication with RTI processors utilizing 2.4-GHz ZigBee(R). Wi-Fi(R) is also supported for web browsing, viewing MJPEG video, and wireless program updates. Additional high-end features such as integrated grip sensors, an accelerometer, and a touchscreen with haptic feedback provide the ultimate user experience.

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Caption: T3x Handheld Controller

KX1 In-Wall Keypad
Taking multiroom audio control to the next level, the new KX1 in-wall keypad combines a 1.2-inch color OLED display with support for powerful two-way control, allowing users to view cover art, song metadata, and more. Designed to provide a sleek look in any environment, the KX1 features eleven customizable hard buttons for quick access to control functions, a convenient backlit volume level indicator, ambient light sensors, and an integrated Ethernet connection.

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Caption: KX1 In-Wall Keypad

KX3 Advanced In-Wall Controller
Sporting a 3.5-inch color LCD display and five customizable hard buttons, the KX3 wired interface combines the capabilities of both a touchscreen controller and an advanced control processor in one cost-effective unit. Featuring all of the benefits of an internal XP series processor — such as two-way control via IP and RS-232, and an astronomical clock — the unit even has a built-in ZigBee(R) antenna for connectivity with RTI wireless remotes. Other advanced capabilities include six sense ports with sense-event capabilities, four relays for control via contact closure, an integrated camera and microphone, proximity and ambient light sensors, WiFi(R), and more.

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Caption: KX3 Advanced In-Wall Controller

AD-16x 16×16 Audio Matrix Switcher
RTI extends its line-up of audio distribution solutions with the new AD-16x 16×16 audio matrix switcher. Perfect for large multizone audio installations, up to 16 audio sources can be easily distributed to 16 zones. Reliable control options include IR/RS-232 and IP with two-way feedback as well as a control protocol with group zone commands. The AD-16x also features audio pre-outs and a Web interface for zone setup and grouping configuration.

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Caption: AD-16x Audio Matrix Switcher

Clear Connect Interface Module (CCM-1)
RTI has teamed up with Lutron(R), a world-renowned leader in lighting control, to develop a brilliant new solution to redefine high-voltage lighting control. The Clear Connect Interface Module (CCM-1) allows installers to easily integrate select Lutron RadioRA(R) 2 dimmers, switches, sensors, and plug-in devices into RTI’s cost-effective control systems, while programming the devices natively from RTI’s award-winning Integration Designer(R) programming software. Making its ISE debut, the CCM-1 is used to integrate RTI directly with specific Lutron RadioRA 2 devices, which communicate via Lutron’s Clear Connect RF Technology.

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Caption: Clear Connect Interface Module

Also Showing at ISE 2014:

T2i and T2x Wireless Control Interfaces
RTI’s T2i and T2x remote controls take style to an unprecedented level with thinner, sleeker, and more ergonomic designs. The handheld controllers have next-generation features such as a flush-mount, edge-to-edge touch screen, and an integrated accelerometer to wake up the remotes instantly and enable movement control. Complementing their design with unparalleled functionality, the T2i and T2x offer a dual RF platform for either one-way control via 433-MHz RF or bidirectional communication with RTI processors and supported third-party electronics through 2.4-GHz ZigBee(R). In addition the T2x boasts Wi-Fi(R) support, which enables wireless program updates, and built-in grip sensors to keep the unit awake during use.

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Caption: T2x Handheld Controller

Cost-Effective KX2 Wired Control Interface
At 2.8 inches, the KX2 in-wall controller’s LCD is small enough to blend into any environment, yet provides the resolution necessary for displaying custom buttons, text, and graphics. When approached by an end user, a proximity sensor automatically brings the unit to life. The controller’s 12 interchangeable hard buttons and the graphic interface are fully programmable using RTI’s Integration Designer(R) software. The KX2′s infrared output port provides direct control of A/V components, while the integrated 10/100Base-T Ethernet port with Power-over-Ethernet provides two-way control and additional installation flexibility.

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Caption: KX2 In-Wall Controller

XP Control Processors
At ISE 2014, RTI will have the latest additions to its XP line of control processors on display, including the revolutionary new XP-4. Offering an HDMI(R) video output and two inputs for an on-screen display control interface and switching capability, the XP-4 allows the television to become an integral part of the control system. The XP-4 also provides bidirectional communication with supported third-party electronics through an integrated 2.4-GHz ZigBee(R) transceiver and two bidirectional RS-232 ports. An Ethernet connection allows for software downloads, IP control, and support for the RTiPanel and Virtual Panel, while a host of other control options are available such as relays, IR outputs, and voltage sensing.

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Caption: XP-4 Control Processor

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Company Quote:
“We’re looking forward to ISE and spending time with our EMEA dealers in Amsterdam! We will be showing off a number of forward-thinking solutions that bring flexibility and high-end functionality to commercial and residential installations. Making their ISE debut will be our latest wired and wireless interfaces, including a sleek new handheld controller with a 3.5-inch color touchscreen, a next-generation in-wall keypad with an OLED display, and a powerful hybrid device that combines the functionality of an in-wall interface and processor in one. In addition, we will be highlighting the latest addition to our line-up of audio distribution solutions and a new partnership with Lutron. With all this and much more, it’s going to be a memorable show for RTI, and we can’t wait to see everyone there.” — Pete Baker, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for RTI

Company Overview
Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) is a leading control systems manufacturer offering innovative, sophisticated, and user-friendly devices for professionally installed electronic systems. The company’s wide array of award-winning handheld and in-wall universal controllers, central processors, audio distribution systems, and accessories are marketed exclusively through a worldwide network of professional integrators. For complete control and monitoring over electronic systems from virtually anywhere in the world, the power of RTI is available on iPhone(R), iPod touch(R), iPad(R), and Android(TM) devices through the company’s RTiPanel application, just as the award-winning RTI Virtual Panel program offers access and control via any PC running Microsoft(R) Windows(R). All RTI solutions are programmed through the company’s world-renowned Integration Designer(R) software, easily allowing dealers to provide a completely customizable user interface for intuitive command over the entire electronics system.

Founded in 1992 with a committed focus on the custom installation market, RTI offers a number of award-winning support and incentive programs to its dealers, including educational opportunities through the Advanced Control University (ACU), and the popular Control Bucks and Dealer Accommodation programs. In addition, through RTI’s Integration Partner Program, the company has reached out to manufacturers across the industry to ensure that RTI products integrate seamlessly with a wide variety of components and systems.

Additional information on RTI and its innovative control solutions is available at www.rticorp.com.

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