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FSR’s George V. Fournier Jr. Brings Joy To Kids Affected By Sandy

“Santa” Arrived Via Helicopter to Raise Spirits in Storm Ravaged Seaside Heights

Woodland Park, NJ – FSR’s elves were at it again during the 2013 holiday season. This time, George V. Fournier Jr., FSR senior sales engineer, donned red robes, boarded a helicopter and brought joy to hundreds of kids still suffering the effects of Superstorm Sandy on December 21st as part of the “Christmas on the Island” initiative in Seaside Heights, NJ.

Fournier, a volunteer firefighter in Pequannock NJ is a member of Santa’s Rooftop Response, an organization that provides Christmas gifts to the children of Ortley Beach, Toms River, Lavallette, and the Seaside areas of the Jersey Shore who were displaced by Superstorm Sandy. In 2012, with the help of local churches, Boy’s and Girl’s Scouts, senior and social associations, local Police and Fire Departments and businesses, the group arranged clothing and toy drives, and set-up donation boxes throughout North and Central New Jersey to bring Christmas to over 700 children.

In 2013 Santa’s Rooftop Response and Pequannock Fire Department’s Engine Company 2 teamed up with “Christmas on the Island”, an event started by Courtney Chibbaro, a local resident forced from her home after Sandy, to bring a free fun-filled day to the residents of Ocean County including a Christmas Parade, gifts, and a visit with Santa. Staffed by volunteers and supported with donated food, gifts and even transportation, “Christmas on the Island”- in its second year, honors the people who have struggled and sacrificed since the storm damaged or destroyed much of the New Jersey Shore over 14 months ago.

“For some of these kids this was the only celebration they have had since Sandy hit last year,” said Fournier. “With tears in his eyes, one 6-year old expressed concern that Santa wouldn’t be able to land on his (still) damaged roof. Following intense negotiations, it was decided the sleigh could park on the street with Rudolf directing traffic. My heart melted when he hugged me, relieved and grateful that Santa would indeed visit him on Christmas Eve.”

Santa arrived at the Seaside Heights Fire Department courtesy of a MONOC helicopter to reassure more than 800 kids that he knew where they were. “It’s not just the gifts. So many still aren’t home, I wanted to give them a moment,” said Fournier. “Smiles, even in dark times, are what it’s all about.”

Happy New Year from all at FSR.


Photo captions:
FSR’s George “Santa” V. Fournier Jr. and Susan “Mrs. Claus” Popolo-Becker prepare to meet children displaced by Superstorm Sandy. Photo courtesy of Meredith Miller.
MUNOC pilot Keith Dunbar and FSR’s George “Santa” V. Fournier Jr. arrive at the Seaside Heights Fire Department.

About FSR
FSR, established in 1981, manufactures a wide variety of products for the audio / video, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, including AV floor, wall, table, and ceiling connectivity boxes, as well as a full line of interfaces, distribution amplifiers, matrix switchers, seamless switchers and CAT-5 solutions.

All FSR products are designed and manufactured in its Woodland Park, NJ facility. The company is an Energy Star Partner and complies with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to demonstrate its deep commitment to preserving the planet. FSR offers live 24/7 technical and sales support throughout the country from expertly trained technicians and sales representatives. For more information: www.fsrinc.com.

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FSR Contact: Jan Sandri
973-785-4347 • sales@fsrinc.com

Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications / Harriet Diener
845-512-8283 • harriet@desertmoon.tv

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Christie and Corning Showcasing Video Wall Custom Display Solution with Durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass Cover Solution at CES 2014

Christie’s high performing, versatile ultra-narrow bezel LCD flat panels, with optically bonded Corning® Gorilla® Glass, will be on display at the Corning Incorporated booth (#11612) at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, January 7-10, 2014. Designed for tiled video wall installations, the Christie LCD flat panels, available in sizes 46 or 55 inches, deliver crisp, detailed images and high brightness with full HD resolution for retail environments, museums, universities, broadcast and monitoring applications such as control rooms and security and surveillance.

The 2-unit wide by 2-unit high Christie FHD461-X flat panels, customized with optically-clear Gorilla Glass, create an unprecedented level of durability for applications where interactivity and damage resistance are paramount. Corning’s thin, lightweight chemically-strengthened glass solution retains the LCD flat panel’s sleek, narrow-bezel design that empowers a wide variety of tiled video-wall applications. A variety of content will be shown to demonstrate the flat panels’ dynamic visual capabilities as well as Corning Gorilla Glass’ durable, scratch-resistant abilities.

“Corning Gorilla Glass provides an innovative solution for digital signage applications due to the thin profile and optical clarity of the glass, making it an ideal cover solution to pair with direct bonding,” said David Loeber, business director of Corning Large Cover Glass. “Directly bonding Gorilla Glass to the LCD panel gives the display superior protection in high-traffic public spaces and it is ideal for touchscreen applications.”

“We continue to work with Corning to offer custom solutions and are pleased to partner with them to display the flat panel and Gorilla Glass option at CES,” said Sean James, vice president, Managed Services for Christie.

Recognized for its collaborative consulting and system design abilities, which also include installation, 24/7 remote monitoring, phone support, preventative maintenance and onsite emergency service of displays, Christie’s Managed Services works with a national dealer network to offer bundling options and customized digital signage solutions to meet customers’ goals.

Bose® RoomMatch® Loudspeakers Offer Precision and Great Sound for Immanuel Baptist Church in Duncan, Oklahoma

Bose® RoomMatch® loudspeaker systems offer AV systems designers and integrators the precision tools they need to customize sound systems for each venue

Framingham, Massachusetts, December 26, 2013 – The Immanuel Baptist Church in Duncan, Oklahoma, needed a new sound system, one that would maintain speech intelligibility throughout its 800-seat sanctuary at any volume – that would reach well into the back of the church and up into its balcony, yet not create reverberations bouncing off of the untreated sidewalls and concrete-and-carpet floor of the church or from its stained-glass sidewalls. That’s a tough challenge, but one easily met by a RoomMatch® loudspeaker system from Bose® Professional Systems.

FBP Systems, an AV systems designer and integrator with offices in Tulsa and Las Vegas, used just four Bose RoomMatch modules – an RM5520, RM7020, RM9020 and RM12020 loudspeaker, and a pair of RMS215 subwoofers – to create a single point-source cluster mounted above and just ahead of the pulpit that evenly covers all of the church’s audience areas. The system was designed and modeled using Bose ControlSpace® software, which also continues to monitor and manage the entire new system.

“What the RoomMatch system gives us is the ability to precisely choose a combination of modules based on the exact coverage pattern we need to address,” explains Mark LaBouff, National Sales Manager for FBP Systems in Tulsa. “For instance, at the Immanuel Baptist Church, we needed a wide dispersion pattern at the bottom to cover the main seating area, and a narrower pattern for the balcony areas. And we needed the dispersion to be as precise as possible, keeping the sound on the seats but the energy off of the walls and windows. The RoomMatch array does that, and does it predictably and brilliantly, all from a single cluster.”

LaBouff had high praise also for the ControlSpace software, which not only allowed him to create a precise and predictive coverage map of the system but also generated graphics of those coverage patterns that he says are excellent sales tools. “It’s a visual sales aid that we always put into our presentations, because the clients can immediately see what we’re talking about,” he explains. “It’s clear and it’s effective – Bose truly offers a comprehensive solution.”

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Verrex Appoints Alexander as Director of Global Managed Services

AV systems integrator Verrex welcomes Debra Alexander with over 15 years of experience in video managed services as head of its GMS™ teams and offering

Verrex Debra Alexander

Debra Alexander, Verrex GMS Director

MOUNTAINSIDE, NEW JERSEY USA / 8 January 2014 / — Verrex, a global design-build integrator and managed services provider of conferencing, collaboration and presentation technologies, announced that Debra Alexander has been appointed as Director of Global Managed Services (GMS). Responsible for the company’s full portfolio of video and AV managed services, Ms. Alexander will drive product development, go-to-market strategies and performance of the GMS brand globally including VNOC, Cloud-based/VaaS, Service & Support, Onsite Staffing and Professional GMS Services including Adoption and Unified Communications (UC) initiatives. She reports directly to Verrex President & CEO, Thomas Berry, Jr.

“The role Verrex plays in meeting clients’ conferencing, communication and collaboration needs has clearly evolved and Debra’s hire is a key part of further strengthening our GMS competency,” said Berry. “With Debra’s expertise in managed services technologies and strategy execution, as well as product management and voice-of-customer programs, she will no doubt ensure Verrex offers the most innovative solutions in the market. We are very pleased to have a strong leader and visionary in this crucial role of building synergy between our managed services and integration lines to deliver significant value to our clients.”

Most recently Alexander was Vice President of Customer Support at York Telecom. Additional career highlights include: Vice President of Customer Experience at York Telecom; Vice President of Managed Services at York Telecom; Global Account Executive at ACT Telecommunications; Global Account Project Specialist at PictureTel, based in Andover, MA; and Accounts Team Leader/Conference Support Engineer at PictureTel based in Slough, UK. She received a HND degree in Travel & Tourism from Cornwall College in the UK and has completed American Management Executive training. Alexander is a Certified Vidyo Engineer and a Toastmasters International member.

“I am honored and excited to join Verrex at such a transformational time,” said Alexander. “Together with the people, investment and renewed focus provides us a wonderful opportunity to grow our existing products and services and to introduce new and unique offerings in the very short term.”

Alexander is based out of Verrex’s Corporate & Global headquarters in Mountainside, New Jersey and can be reached at dalexander@verrex.com.

About Verrex
Founded in 1947, Verrex designs, integrates, services and supports conferencing and collaboration systems globally that allow companies to communicate and collaborate through video conferencing and other audio visual technologies. Verrex’s approach is driven by a proprietary quality-management process and focus on documentation to deliver consistency and best-in-class standards across an entire enterprise. Led by full-service offices in key corporate hubs, Verrex has built an allied network across 40 countries to share its vision of exceptional integration and support services worldwide. For information, visit verrex.com.

Verrex, the Verrex Logo and GMS are registered trademarks of Verrex Corporation and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries.
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Media Contact:
Theresa Hahn, Director of Marketing & Business Development
Verrex
Phone: +1 908 664 8391
Email: thahn@verrex.com

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JERRY GEPNER NAMED CEO OF TEKSERVE

NEW YORK CITY, JANUARY 8, 2014 – Tekserve, a New York City-based technology solutions provider and Apple reseller, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jerry Gepner to CEO, effective immediately. In his new role, Gepner will oversee all business operations for Tekserve and will create and implement growth strategies for the company.

With more than 20 years of executive management experience in technology services, Gepner has utilized his deep understanding of technology to lead several companies through periods of superior growth by developing customer-oriented sales and solutions strategies.
Gepner has most recently served as Divisional CEO for the Services Division at the Vitec Group, where he oversaw the operation of the company’s broadcast services and other businesses located in the U.S., U.K. and Europe. In that role he crafted and managed transformational strategies, with a focus on technology, services and customer satisfaction. Prior to this, Gepner had served the Vitec Group as its Chief Technology Officer, responsible for driving inter-division collaboration and crafting global technology and market relationships.

“With his strong management and technology services background, Jerry is the ideal fit to expand our key verticals of iOS & Mac deployment and management, content creation workflows, infrastructure solutions and retail,” says David Lerner, a founder of Tekserve. “Jerry is a dynamic leader who can create strategies that translate the needs of customers and deliver the best solutions for their business requirements. We are thrilled to welcome Jerry to the team and look forward to working with him.”

Gepner has also served as president of National Mobile Television (NMT), and has held the position of Executive Vice President for FOX Sports. He was Co-founder and COO of Sportvision, the Silicon Valley company responsible for the ubiquitous First & Ten(r) virtual first-down line. Over the course of his career, Gepner has been the recipient of five Emmy Awards and is a named inventor on eleven U.S. patents in the media technology sector.

“I am proud to take on this new role at such a legendary center of technology as Tekserve,” says Gepner. “Tekserve is ideally positioned at the nexus of technology, business and media. In addition, they have a culture of exceeding customer expectations in all areas, from professional services to retail. They truly are a technology company for the twenty-first century and I am very excited to lead such a talented team.”

About Tekserve
Tekserve has, for more than 25 years, delivered a broad range of strategic services, solutions, and products to support the technology needs of creative professionals, small-to-medium sized businesses and top corporations. Tekserve helps clients find, create, and utilize the best possible solutions for their technology challenges, deploying and supporting products from Apple, HP, Avid, Adobe and more. www.tekserve.com

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Broadcast Networks Delivers Key Infrastructure Projects Across Europe

Systems integration specialist Broadcast Networks completed a number of diverse broadcast system projects during 2013 for international organisations such as Chellomedia, News UK the Dutch Parliament.

The projects showcase Broadcast Networks’ SI expertise in fixed and mobile solutions including live production and studio systems, transmission and content distribution systems, Outside Broadcast and Satellite News Gathering vehicles and command and control facilities.

“2013 was a successful year Broadcast Networks with both new and repeat business,” says Managing Director Tom Haye. “As we start 2014, our new partnership with IEC gives us the investment we need to push the company to the next level, while the expansion of our team allows us to deliver the added value customers now demand.”

As the preferred SI partner for Chellomedia, Broadcast Networks completed various key infrastructure projects for the international media company including the installation of a 24 channel playout system for a new Arts channel, the rebuild of Chellomedia’s Master Control Room, an entire upgrade of the broadcaster’s automation system to ITX2 and the installation of a number of smaller playout systems.

For Slovenian national broadcaster RTV, Broadcast Networks was contracted by Sony PSE to design and build two new 16-channel Outside Broadcast vehicles, which are now being used to capture various sporting events including the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.

Back in the UK, Broadcast Networks installed a Master Control Room and three new television studios at News UK’s headquarters in London. The studios are now being used by The Sun newspaper to create news content for its online editions.

Other notable projects completed during 2013 include the installation of audio and video equipment at the Dutch Parliament, enabling meeting to be streamed over the internet, and the design and build of an 18 camera armoured surveillance vehicle for the Dutch police, which is now being regularly used to support large scale events.

As a systems integrator with more than 25 years’ experience, Broadcast Networks has a proven record in the delivery of high-quality broadcast, digital media, security & defence systems to an international client base.

Tom Haye believes the company’s proactive approach to customers’ projects is key to its current and future success, especially during a time of intense change for the broadcast industry.

“The traditional broadcast model is changing, with 4k now a serious contender as a new archive format and IP and data manipulation becoming increasingly crucial in our customers’ daily lives,” he explains. “As a systems integrator with experience in the live production and playout arenas, Broadcast Networks is ideally placed to deliver the leading edge solutions our customers demand and consolidate our position as a leading international systems integrator.”

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About Broadcast Networks
Broadcast Networks is a UK-based Systems Integrator with over 25 years’ experience in delivering solutions to clients the world over, including national broadcasters and global media organisations. From live production systems and OB vehicles, studios and broadcast infrastructure, satellite uplinks to content distribution, the company offers totally integrated and innovative solutions. With a highly experienced and knowledgeable team of solution architects and project managers, a flexible approach and a real commitment to customer service, Broadcast Networks works closely with organisations to meet their business and operational objectives and to deliver game-changing ideas.
Learn more: www.bcnet.co.uk

Top Recording Artists, Talented Children and HARMAN Soundcraft Vi4 Console Collaborate at LIVE ART: Tree of Life Event

(Left) Bryan Hargrave, monitor engineer (staff engineer, computer technology specialist), Soundworks of Virginia; and Grant Howard, FOH engineer (vice president, senior engineer), Soundworks of Virginia.

RICHMOND, Virginia — LIVE ART: Tree of Life is a unique collaboration that brings prominent recording artists, musicians and children together. Held at Richmond, Virginia’s 3,200-seat Landmark Theater and produced by the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community (SPARC), this winter’s LIVE ART: Tree of Life featured GRAMMY-award winner and SPARC alumnus Jason Mraz, along with k.d. lang, Christina Perri and other artists performing with more than 200 children of all abilities. Soundworks of Virginia handled the live sound for the event, using two HARMAN Soundcraft Vi4 digital consoles for front of house and monitor mixing duties.

Any show with multiple performers is always a challenge, but the LIVE ART: Tree of Life event presented an unusual and daunting logistical hurdle: the monitor console was located behind some of the scenery, which blocked monitor engineer Bryan Hargrave’s view of the pit band and the bands and performers at one side of the stage. The fact that the house band was positioned in the orchestra pit, right in front of the main PA system, did not make his or FOH engineer Grant Howard’s job any easier. A group of children in the box seats at stage left were also in front of the PA and had to be miked for the show.

Thanks to some careful aiming of the PA speakers and the Soundcraft Vi4’s functionality and its ViSi Remote iPad control, the show went off without a hitch even though it was, in the words of Howard, “like performance art, musical theater and bands playing all rolled into one,” and mixed seasoned veterans with children with little or no experience in front of an audience.

Soundworks used 62 inputs in the FOH console and configured the output with left/right/subs on an aux configuration for the main outputs plus two more feeds going to the under balcony and a feed dedicated to the hard of hearing. In addition to the complex live mixing duties, it was necessary to generate 62 channels of audio for a multi-track recording to be used for a planned PBS documentary film. “It was about as simple a hookup as I’ve ever seen for such a complex routing scheme,” Howard noted. “We just plugged in the MADI interface, turned on the consoles, assigned things accordingly, and that was it.”

“The ability of the Vi4 to be controlled by an iPad was an absolute lifesaver,” noted Hargrave. “In any other situation, not being able to see the performers during the show would have been a severe disadvantage.”

Instead, during rehearsals Hargrave was able to walk away from the monitor console, listen to the mix from anywhere in the theater and make adjustments. “We had 16 powered monitors across the stage and I could walk right up to a performer, the piano player or a group of singers, hear exactly what they were hearing and use the iPad to make adjustments to the monitor mix right on the spot. Without the iPad app, I would have had to walk to and from the console a hundred times.” After dialling in their monitor and FOH mixes, Hargrave and Howard saved their mixes using the console’s Snapshot feature.

Hargrave and Howard only had two days of rehearsals to dial in the sound for the more than 200 people who were onstage at various times, and found the Vi4’s ability to recall scenes indispensible. “By the time the show went on, all I had to do was scroll from one Snapshot to the next and the mixes were right there,” added Hargrave.

“This was the most out of the ordinary show we’ve done on the Soundcraft Vi4, but we found it to be perfectly adaptable to the situation,” Howard pointed out. “In my experience it’s also the easiest console to teach visiting engineers how to operate.”

For Soundworks, none of this would matter much if the Vi4 didn’t sound great. “We’ve demoed a lot of boards and Soundcraft is one of the best-sounding digital consoles,” said Howard. “And aside from being extremely useful, the color-coded FaderGlow™ controls look great in the dark! We got a lot of compliments about how cool the board looks from people in the audience walking by it.”

“Doing the LIVE ART: Tree of Life event is a humbling experience,” noted Soundworks president Steve Payne. “It’s just absolutely astounding to watch these kids perform with artists of the highest caliber. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Many of these kids have special needs and face challenges on a daily basis. Watching them perform on this stage is like watching a flower blossom. The process is hugely rewarding for all of us—the kids, the performing artists, the crew and the audience alike.”

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.

CTS Audio Shows Faith in HARMAN’s JBL Professional VTX Line Arrays at National Catholic Youth Conference

NORTHRIDGE, California – Continuing a series of high-profile events using HARMAN’s JBL VTX line arrays and Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers, CTS Audio provided a HARMAN Professional audio system for the National Catholic Youth Conference at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, the National Catholic Youth Conference featured a variety of spoken-word, live music and dramatic performances. Given the event’s diverse programming, CTS Audio—which has supplied the sound reinforcement for the bi-annual National Catholic Youth Conference for more than 15 years—needed an audio system that would accommodate this variety in a large stadium environment. Working with production company Declan Weir Productions, CTS Audio designed and deployed a HARMAN audio system featuring JBL Professional VTX line arrays powered by Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers.

The production was configured in the round, with the main PA system including a total of 90 JBL VTX V25 fullsize line array elements (in six columns of 15 each), with 24 S28 subwoofers flown in the center of the main PA loudspeakers in a cardioid setup. Eight VRX932 Constant Curvature loudspeakers provided additional fill. At each end of the stadium, 24 JBL VERTEC® VT4888 midsize line array elements served as delay loudspeakers. Crown I-Tech HD 12000 amplifiers powered the system.

According to Mike Taylor, Vice President of CTS Audio, the main challenges of the event included proper time-alignment of the loudspeakers. “We were faced with a complex task of achieving direct sound rather than reflections in such a large stadium,” said Mike Taylor, Vice President of CTS Audio. “And with the design, coming up with a subwoofer arrangement that was even across the room was also a challenge.”

In addition, CTS Audio configured and monitored the audio system with JBL HiQnet Performance Manager™.

“[JBL’s Associate Director, Tour Sound] Paul Bauman and [HARMAN Professional’s Application Engineer, Live Sound and Rental for North America] Raul Gonzalez helped us develop a solution utilizing Performance Manager,” Taylor noted. “This enabled us to model and program every loudspeaker in the system before even hanging a single box.”

Although CTS Audio has used VTX frequently since adding the loudspeakers to its inventory, this was the first time CTS supplied VTX for the National Catholic Youth Conference. “The event was a huge success,” Taylor said. “Two years ago we used VERTEC and this was an improvement on an already good-sounding system. VTX is a whole different animal—the enclosures and the high-frequency range are amazing.”

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.

Carnegie Science Center Selects Alcorn McBride’s V16 Pro Controller for The Works Theater Automated Programming and Live Events

When The Works Theater at Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh needed an equipment upgrade for its aging, proprietary automation system it discovered that Alcorn McBride’s V16 Pro top-of-the-line controller filled the bill.

Carnegie Science Center is dedicated to educating, entertaining and inspiring through programs in science, sports and technology. The Works Theater showcases dazzling demonstrations in a one-of-a-kind industrial setting.

“The theater has been a multimedia space for cutting-edge technologies for more than 20 years, but when its automation equipment started dying and was no longer supported by the manufacturer we began to look for a replacement,” says Doug DeHaven, AV specialist/robotics at Carnegie Science Center. “There didn’t seem to be much on the market that allowed us to automate a theater like we did. Many of the systems out there were expensive and custom-built. But we happened to have an exhibit that featured Alcorn products; it had been working for four years with no issues. So we researched the company, talked to a few Alcorn engineers who were fantastic and ordered the V16 Pro for the theater.”

According to DeHaven, Alcorn McBride’s V16 Pro was “unheard of in this market,” where “a lot of show controllers are very fixed in terms of what they do: It’s difficult to make live, last-minute decisions with them” for live events in the theater.

DeHaven decided to pair the “robust hardware” of the V16 Pro with “easy programming” of QLab software as the multimedia cueing platform. “Our theater has a lot of hardware,” he explains. “We have a 100-year old 10-foot tall, 1.2 million volt Tesla Coil that we need to control. We also have a liquid nitrogen fog machine that takes a lot of control to make it work right. Plus two pan-tilt-zoom cameras and eight video projectors for the screens that ring the theater. We need to run their content and turn the projectors on and off.”

DeHaven designed the system so the V16 Pro acts as the back end for QLab and allows it to work dynamically with commercial gear as well as the AV equipment. “Alcorn and QLab make a perfect combination,” he says. “We use the V16 Pro to interface with our original controls, which are based on MIDI commands. For example, if the fire alarm goes off, it tells the V16, which will shut everything down. We did a touch interface – Alcorn McBride software is amazing. The display output is very helpful as it keeps track of all commands. The system is also set up so we can just use the V16 on its own as a live room console.”

He reports that he had “all the V16 stuff working before anything else. It’s very easy to use, and Alcorn manuals are amazing. I never had a company work so well with us.”

DeHaven believes that The Works Theater “may be using the V16 Pro in a way very few other Alcorn customers do. We not only wanted the reliability and interfacing capability of Alcorn equipment but also the ability to make realtime show control changes for live events – we have multiple different shows in one space throughout the day. So I found a way to marry Alcorn and QLab products to accomplish this.”

He notes that, “of all the vendors I have worked with, Alcorn McBride stands out as one of the best companies ever from the design of the equipment to the friendly and knowledgeable staff and the great little details in the manuals. Overall, it has been a fantastic experience. In the future, I’ll choose only Alcorn McBride products. I’m now a life-long customer!”

DeHaven specified, designed and installed the show control system and infrastructure and programmed the V16 Pro and touch interface. He also designed the communication protocol between the devices and systems. Dave Hart, in lighting and sound, handled the QLab show creation. Electrician Rick Kwiatkowski helped get the wiring infrastructure in place that permitted control of the Tesla Coil and liquid nitrogen fog machine.

About Alcorn McBride:
Founded in 1986, Alcorn McBride is the leading manufacturer of show control, audio and video equipment for the themed entertainment industry, and a rapidly growing provider of audio and video systems for retail environments and transportation applications. Staffed by some of the industry’s best engineers and backed by outstanding customer support, the company has demonstrated great agility in bringing new designs to market. A hallmark of Alcorn McBride products is their durable, zero maintenance design. The company’s products provide consistent, reliable operation for audio and video playback applications worldwide. For more information, visit www.alcorn.com.

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OAKMONT BAPTIST SELECTS NEW LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEM FROM WORXAUDIO TECHNOLOGIES

**** Photo: Oakmont Baptist Church sanctuary ****

Greenville, NC – January 2014… Founded in 1964, Oakmont Baptist Church has a rich history of serving the local community with services that are both traditional and contemporary. Music plays a vital role in Oakmont Baptist Church’s worship services and, to ensure the best possible audio quality throughout the sanctuary, the church recently upgraded its sound reinforcement system with components drawn from the catalog of Greensboro, NC-based WorxAudio Technologies. more

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