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RTI Now Shipping RP-4 RF Control Processor for Single-Room Installations

Cost-Effective Processor Combines Rock-Solid Reliability With Support for RTI’s Award-Winning RTiPanel App

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — March 27, 2014 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) has announced that the company is now shipping its new RP-4 RF control processor. The next generation of RTI’s RP-1 processor, the RP-4 is designed to provide reliable one-way operation of audio/video and other electronic systems using the company’s family of wireless RF interfaces and now the RTiPanel App. A small, cost-effective package with expanded control options, the RP-4 is the perfect control system for single room installations such as home theaters, media centers, and bedrooms.

The RP-4 boasts an integrated 433-MHz RF receiver, four assignable IR ports with adjustable output, two voltage sense inputs, and two programmable relay outputs; all in one compact package. Perfect for use with any RTI 433-MHz wireless interface, the processor also supports one-way control via the RTiPanel app, allowing users to incorporate their smartphones and tablets easily into their control system.

With the RP-4, A/V components and other equipment can be hidden away in a closet for a clean, professional look. The processor stores all system commands and macros for rock-solid reliability, providing a powerful alternative to IR repeater systems which can suffer from inconsistent performance. Using RTI’s award-winning Integration Designer(R) software, programming the RP-4 is simple and fast via USB or Ethernet.

“Some single-room installations may not require the functionality of our more advanced XP processors. With the added features and reliability of the new RP-4, dealers can offer a simple yet powerful control solution at a lower price point,” said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI. “Furthermore, with support for our RTiPanel application, installers can provide this amazing value while also meeting the high demand for integration of tablet and smartphone devices.”

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About Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI)
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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CAST Software’s wysiwyg allows Pinnacle to scale new heights with Rudimental

The lighting and stage design for BRIT Award-winning band Rudimental’s recent tour may have been deliberately ‘old school’, but there was nothing old-fashioned about the technology used to create it. Award-winning LD, Jonny Gaskell of Brighton, UK-based Pinnacle Event Productions used R32, the latest version of CAST Software’s wysiwyg previsualization software suite, to give his creativity maximum bandwidth and ensure that what was programmed in theory was deliverable in reality.

Rudimental’s multi-performer approach to their live show meant the band felt there was no need for video in their set design. Instead, they gave Gaskell a brief to create a set reminiscent of an old-school rock festival, with the Hackney Peace Carnival mural as a backdrop that could be lit from behind or in front.

“Lighting was absolutely key to the design,” Gaskell explains. “The rig was based on three overhead trusses and six vertical truss towers on floor bases, with the latter at different heights to draw the audience’s gaze towards the mural. Thanks to wysiwyg, I was able to do a single plot from which I could get rigging points, rendering and programming – something no other software can do.”

Like so many LD’s today, Gaskell does a great deal of work in the corporate-event space as well as in live music touring. Ideas developed for one market often influence designs for the other and, as Gaskell points out: “When you have a tool like wysiwyg, it is just so much easier to convince a client – whether they are a band manager or a corporate account-holder – of the strength of your idea because they get a realistic snapshot of what things will look like.”

Bruce Freeman, Chairman, CAST Group, concludes: “The latest R32 version of wysiwyg takes our class-leading software to a new level, with over 300 library additions and great new features such as the Wall Tool and Room Builder, which make it easier to create scalable props and walls, and produce CAD files of a specific set or room.

“Lighting designers and production professionals the world over continue to rely on wysiwyg, and the major graphics upgrade in version R32 and much more to come in future releases, ensures that our software continues to be the most comprehensive precuing and previsualization tool available in the market today.”

About CAST Software
Established in 1994, Toronto Canadian-based software and hardware developer, CAST Software celebrates its 20th year in business in 2014. CAST Software serves its core markets in entertainment production, special events and meetings. Its award winning flagship software products are wysiwyg design and previsualization suite, and Vivien — Virtual Event Designer. All products are designed and created in-house and supported by an established global distribution and reseller network.
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Community Completes New Loudspeaker Test Facility

Hadi Sumoro at Community's New Loudspeaker Test Facility RoomIn keeping with its commitment to accurate and complete loudspeaker technical data, Community has opened a new, state-of-the-art indoor test facility at its factory in Chester, Pennsylvania USA. Designed by Charlie Hughes of Excelsior Audio and operated by Senior Measurement Technician, Hadi Sumoro, the new test facility enables loudspeaker measurements with unprecedented accuracy and precision.

With its indoor location, the new facility makes it possible to control temperature and humidity. It eliminates wind problems and minimizes interference from outside noise sources. This allows Community engineers to accurately measure complex loudspeaker data and to gather polar data in precise 1-degree resolution. Measurements are automated with an ELF robotic rotator system controlled by EASERA™ software.

The new test facility follows in the footsteps of a long tradition of loudspeaker measurements at Community. Community’s first test facility was a 32-foot-high tower built in 1975 on a southeast Pennsylvania hilltop which provided measurements that closely corresponded to

anechoic chamber standards and established Community as an early leader in providing accurate loudspeaker specifications. In 1981, Community built a semi-anechoic room in its factory to manually collect spherical propagation data of loudspeakers using Time Delay Spectrometry (TDS) technology developed by Richard Heyser and Gerald Stanley. In 1994, Community built a new outdoor test facility extending from the third floor of its factory building in Chester. At 40 feet above the ground and with a microphone to loudspeaker distance of 39 feet, this system is still utilized today and uses TDS software to collect far-field and free-space data and to minimize outdoor noise and reflections. The outdoor test system provides the ability to measure low-frequency loudspeakers in near-free-space conditions.

Regarding the new test facility, Community’s Director of Technical Services, Dave Howden said, “Community’s outdoor measurement systems were an important resource for our TAG (Technical Applications Group) group as we worked with systems designers and end users. Now, this new indoor facility provides phase data and other new information for systems designers and will help Community’s engineering team design the next generation of great loudspeakers.”

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HRS Control Launches New Products at NAB 2014

HRS Control invites NAB 2014 attendees to drop by Booth SL 4707 in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s South Lower Hall where they can explore a number of new products and product upgrades designed to meet the needs of customers in all market segments from rental and staging to broadcast, corporate and houses of worship.

The HRS Control booth will include:
*New Recording Scheduler for UDC software
*New eTouch wall-mounted touch screens for the Embedded Control Server product line
*New bridge products for Embedded Control Server products

The record scheduler feature for UDC (Universal Device Control) Software is tailored to broadcast studios or production facilities using multi-channel video recorders. “It was a specific request from AJA Ki Pro users,” says Drew Taylor, director of sales and applications for HRS Control, “and will have its first formal showing at NAB 2014.”

UDC Recording Scheduler enables users to schedule recordings on each deck or record channel and see when records are blocked out. Users can assign names to each segment and take advantage of other UDC features, such as the ability to execute macros to other equipment at the start or end of a record.

The Recording Scheduler works with the AJA Ki Pro family as well as any other recording device supported in the UDC Software such as the PIX 260i from Sound Devices.

UDC Recording Scheduler is available for purchase now by contacting HRS Control. “The new feature is already being used by a major network affiliate’s studio as well as a house of worship,” Taylor reports.

Also making its NAB debut is the new eTouch series, a wall-mounted touch screen controller that works in conjunction with HRS Control’s Embedded Control Server series of products, including the Raptor for permanent AV installs.

“We’ve been moving more and more into commercial integration, and as we work with clients on projects in commercial spaces a common request has been for in-wall mount touch screens,” says Taylor. “Even though Raptor supports the HRS Control Pro iPad and Windows RT apps, people have been asking for a dedicated device performing this sole function. So we’re excited to introduce 4- and 7-inch eTouch controllers with wall mount and desktop options.”

The wall mount kit is available now with a desk mount kit to be announced soon.

Joining eTouch in the Embedded Control Server product line are three new bridge products – Lighting Bridge, Studio Bridge and Time Code Bridge – designed to work stand-alone or as part of a larger system with the Raptor.

“Customers using the protocol translation features of UDC Pro Plus and the custom GUI features of Raptor now have dedicated boxes to perform separate the functions,” Taylor explains. “It’s more cost effective since they’re not buying a full software package they may not need, and it allows them to allocate resources in other systems to specific functions for greater reliability and easier maintenance.”

When the Raptor provides the GUI, the bridges act as back-end workhorses linking external equipment for smooth communications.

The Lighting Bridge permits Art-Net connections with non-Art-Net-speaking devices, such as video switchers. The Studio Bridge translates PBUS, VDCP and Sony 9-pin protocol in broadcast environments enabling switchers to talk to equipment such as Vista Systems’ Spyder, AJA Ki Pro recorder and any other video wall processors, players, recorders and more. The Time Code Bridge listens to external time code so macros can be executed to control equipment via Time Code Triggers at user specified points in the Time Code.

Each of the bridges is one-half rack wide and a single rack high. Sharing its form factor with the Raptor, a bridge can sit side-by-side with the Raptor and occupy just a single rack height. The bridges are available to order now.

Visitors to the HRS Control booth at NAB will have a chance to see all of these new products in working demos by HRS Control staff, who will supply additional details and delivery information.

About HRS Control
High Resolution Systems known as HRS Control is a company with a strong systems engineering and applications background. Its founders have decades of experience in the audio visual rental and staging industry, broadcast applications, A/V installations and system design. This combined experience allows them to provide the highest possible quality solutions to its customers in the most efficient manner. For more information, visit www.hrscontrol.com.

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Gefen Wins Three Awards

Building upon its heritage in delivering best-in-class solutions, Gefen has been recognized with three awards
in Q1 2014. While each award honors a unique product from Gefen’s lineup, reliability, quality and innovation played crucial roles in the key areas of wireless high definition signal extension, fiber optic extension and system integration.

Wireless HD Extension

The GefenTV Wireless for HD 60GHz extender took home the Electronic House Product of the Year award at CES 2014. Selected by a panel of distinguished industry leaders along with the editors of Electronic House and CE Pro, this new solution joins an exclusive group of products deemed the most noteworthy at CES. The Wireless for HD 60GHz extender transmits uncompressed 1080p full HD content up to 33 feet (10 meters) supporting 3DTV and all audio formats including High Bit Rate (HBR) 7.1 channel Dolby True-HD and DTS-HD Master Audio. It uses wireless technology based on the 60 GHz EHF (Extremely High Frequency) radio band. This method of extension eliminates the need to run cables, making it a great solution for retrofits or any environment that wants to streamline cabling. Because data is transported wirelessly, this solution is ideal for use in hotels, cruise ships, conference centers, historical buildings and anywhere it is challenging to run long-range cables.

High Resolution Signal Extension

Gefen was recognized for its part in the implementation of Reality Deck at Stoney Brook University at the Digital Signage Expo 2014. The Silver Apex Award was received by Gefen at the opening-night banquet in Las Vegas. This winning project was chosen from a field of more than 100 entrants. All projects were individually assessed on the basis of originality and innovation by three independent panels, all of whom have long reported on the digital signage sector and are recognized as versant in current industry trends.

Reality Deck is a permanent installation in the Center for Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology in Stony Brook University’s Research & Development Park. It the first 1.5 billion pixel surround installation of high resolution LCD displays with real-world immersive capabilities. After a decade of planning, Reality Deck tiled more than 400 displays along four walls so anyone standing in the room has a very realistic view of large-scale, scientific, computerized data. To transport data from the machine room to the Reality Deck, the team selected an assortment of Gefen DisplayPort Extreme Fiber Optic extenders in 75 and 100 foot distances. Displays had to support very high video resolutions of 2560×1440 to ensure an absolutely pristine transmission of video with no degradation.

System Integration

Gefen’s 32×32 Modular Matrix for HDMI took home an award from NewBay Media’s first annual Product Innovation Awards. Honoring product introductions that serve TV, professional video and broadcast/online radio users, Gefen’s 32×32 Modular Matrix was recognized in the Video/TV category for excellence in manufacturing. Winners were selected by a panel of professional users.

This solution routes up to 32 sources to 32 displays in any configuration. Optional extension over CAT-5 cable via 8x output boards using HDBaseT adds flexibility to the customization of the infrastructure. Displays can be located anywhere within a 330 foot (100 meter) distance of the matrix frame. Users can tailor their outputs to enable displays in increments of eight to be connected locally or extended using modular output boards. Gefen’s POL (Power Over Line) technology eliminates the need to power the receiver units, which obtain their power from the matrix. Gefen FST (Fast Switching Technology) is included, improving the HDCP authentication process and reducing switching time to nearly zero. EDID management settings are included to ensure a stable connection even when powering on/off individual displays and/or sources. Dual, redundant power supplies offer added security for a reliable performance.

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Platinum Tools® Showcases New PRO-Strike Punchdown Tool at 2014 ISC West

CAMARILLO, Calif., March 27, 2014 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce it will showcase the new PRO-Strike Punchdown Tool at 2014 ISC West, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from April 2-4 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, booth 4045. Now shipping, the PRO-Strike Punchdown Tool has an MSRP of $36.95 (without blades).

“The new compact PRO-Strike Punchdown Tool combines rugged design, an ergonomic comfort grip handle, and enhanced functions,” explained John Phillips, Platinum Tools, Inc. product manager. “The primary tool for all security, telecom, and datacom installers working with 110, 66, Krone and BIX™-style cross connects, this professional tool will provide precise, repeatable, and reliable terminations that helps ensure installations pass certification, thus reducing and eliminating callbacks, resulting in peace-of-mind.”

The PRO-Strike Punchdown Tool terminates and cuts Cat3/5/5e/6 cables and is spring loaded for fast, low effort wire seating and terminations. Its bayonet style (twist & lock) blade retention socket is compatible with industry standard tools and blades.

Additional PRO-Strike Punchdown Tool specifications and applications include:
• New built-in hook – feeds or removes wire
• New multi-use spudger – for screwdriver, IDC insert tool or to clean debris
• 110, 66, 630, Krone and BIX™ style interchangeable blades
- Terminate and trim wires in 66, 110, Krone and BIX™ style cross connect blocks
- Terminate and trim wires in 110 & 630 style wall jack modules
• Color coded yellow on the cut side of the tool per industry standard
• Adjustable low and high force impact settings are precisely controlled to meet the industry standard 8762D spec
• Will not damage sensitive circuitry
• Spare blade storage compartment in the handle
• Dimensions: 6in x 1.5in x 1in (152 x 38 x 25mm)
• Weight: 5.7oz (162g)

For more information on Platinum Tools and its complete product line, please visit www.platinumtools.com, call (800) 749-5783, or email info@platinumtools.com.

About Platinum Tools
Platinum Tools, founded in 1997, was created based upon two very simple objectives. First, develop the absolute best possible solutions for the preparation, installation, and hand termination of wire and cable. Second, implement an operational infrastructure that can deliver these products in an efficient, timely, and high quality manner.

All of our products must absolutely satisfy three critical benchmark criteria…utility of function; quality of function; and economic value. Our people are our company. They, too, must be focused on and work to satisfy three critical benchmark criteria…customer satisfaction; product knowledge and expertise; and willingness to learn and adapt.

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Wohler Enhances Flexibility and Functionality of Acclaimed MPEG Video Monitor Line With New Software Release

Unique MPEG Line of All-in-One Video Monitors Lowers Space and Equipment Requirements While Reducing Decoding Cost Per Channel

SAN FRANCISCO — March 27, 2014 — Wohler Technologies today announced a new software release for the company’s award-winning MPEG Series of broadcast-quality MPEG video monitors, the industry’s first universal digital broadcast confidence monitor line. Now boasting an even broader library of accepted formats, an improved interface and menu structure, and greater visibility into transport streams, the MPEG Series enables side-by-side monitoring of inputs ranging from SD-SDI to MPEG-4/H.264 in a single system.

“The MPEG Series gives users the ability to bring MPEG-2 and MPEG-4/H.264 streams into the mainstream workflow, with a single operator monitoring all video streams regardless of target distribution platform or viewing device,” said Carl J. Dempsey, Wohler president and CEO. “As video service providers face ongoing pressure to deliver high volumes of content across a variety of platforms with the utmost efficiency, the MPEG Series offers a valuable solution for flexible, cost-effective, multiformat monitoring.”

Wohler MPEG Series monitors decode and provide convenient at-a-glance monitoring of program content from MPEG-2/4 ASI and Ethernet IP streams, as well as multi-rate SD, HD, and 3G-SDI inputs. Equipped with as many as four individual screens, the MPEG video monitors decode and display MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 signals via BNC or Ethernet inputs while giving users the ability to browse the PAT, PMT, and PID data for each selected stream. In addition to MPEG ASI and dual-input 3G/HD-SDI with loop-through, the MPEG monitors also accommodate HDMI video and audio with level meters, GPI, and tally.

Artel Video Systems, a leading provider of media transport solutions, is among the Wohler customers using MPEG Series monitors to reduce the cost and complexity of handling the various streams processed and distributed by today’s broadcast and production facilities. Artel sales teams take advantage of the robust and still-expanding functionality and format support of the MPEG Series to demonstrate the remarkable flexibility of their own products.

“Given their ability to monitor video in the full variety of formats and provide useful information about it, MPEG Series video monitors serve an ideal extension to our multiformat media transport solutions,” said Richard Dellacanonica, president, Artel. “Easily accommodating numerous formats, these Wohler monitors are a valuable solution for media routing centers and other facilities working with a wide array of video signals and formats.”

In addition to enabling broader format support, more intuitive operation, and richer transport stream analysis, the new MPEG Series software release introduces SD-SDI support, enhanced menu structure, simplified input selection, and a status indicator for tables and sync, plus a detailed bandwidth display including overall TS rate and all of the sub-components.

Further information about Wohler and its complete product portfolio is available at www.wohler.com.

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About Artel Video Systems
Artel Video Systems is a leading global provider of broadcast-quality media transport solutions for IP, direct fiber, and managed optical networks. Since 1981, Artel has been committed to delivering to the broadcast industry the world’s most reliable and user friendly media transport solutions. The company does this by designing reliable products using proven technology focused on eliminating the challenges associated with transporting contribution quality media. Artel Video Systems also backs its products up with a 5-year warranty, exceptional customer service, and free lifetime technical support. As a result, Artel equipment is deployed every day supporting thousands of mission critical primary feeds for the world’s most watched sports, news, and entertainment events. More information about Artel products is available at www.artel.com.

About Wohler Technologies Inc.
Wohler’s tradition of innovation began with the creation of the industry’s first in-rack audio, video, and data monitoring products, and it continues today through the company’s development of signal management and monitoring solutions for video, audio, and captioning applications. Wohler’s RadiantGrid(TM) platform extends the company’s award-winning product lines to include solutions for efficient file-based content creation and distribution, quality control, accelerated transcoding, and standards conversion. Together, Wohler’s advanced file-based solutions and proven, cost-effective confidence monitoring and content management products ensure high-quality media production across any platform and delivery to any device. More information about Wohler and RadiantGrid products is available at www.wohler.com.

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Bittree Showing Unique Monitor Row Coaxial Patchbay

Patchbay System Combines Monitor Points With DA Source Router Outputs in Space-Saving 2-RU Unit

GLENDALE, Calif. — March 27, 2014 — At the 2014 NAB Show, Bittree will showcase its new monitor row coaxial patchbay. The new patching system combines a two-row WECo or Mini-WECo patch panel with a separate monitor row in a space-saving 2-RU unit, with large designations that enable quick and convenient testing of source signals in a broadcast operations center.

“Our breakthrough monitor row coaxial patchbay solves a problem that every broadcast engineer is familiar with. In the past, adding a monitor row to a patchbay required the installation of a separate 1-RU panel in conjunction with a dual-row patchbay,” said Glenn Garrard, CEO, Bittree. “This combined monitor panel provides a high-density solution, allowing engineers to quality-test circuits without interrupting critical paths in broadcast operation centers.”

The Bittree monitor row coaxial patchbay is available in both 3 x 24 WECo and 3 x 32 Mini-WECo configurations. Since monitor points are located in the same device as the DA source router outputs, no additional power source or cable runs are required, and failure points are reduced. In one example, for a transmission router handling multiple program streams, the operator can quickly patch a stream to a monitor to confirm video quality.

More information about Bittree’s full range of video, audio, and data patching systems is available at www.bittree.com.

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Photo Caption: Monitor Row Mini-WECo Patchbay

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About Bittree
Bittree is dedicated to offering state-of-the-art patching systems that streamline signal routing and troubleshooting in media and entertainment operations of all sizes. The company offers an innovative line of audio, video, and data patchbays for use in broadcasting, postproduction, and pro A/V operations. Designed and manufactured to rigid quality standards based on consistency and performance, Bittree’s patching solutions are renowned for their long-term functionality and dependability — especially for mission-critical operations. Based in California, Bittree serves high-profile media and entertainment customers around the world. More information is available at www.bittree.com.

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Audio Engineering Society Releases Program and Event Details for 136th International Convention in Berlin

— FREE “Exhibits-Plus” Badge and premium “All Access” Badges are now available for AES136 Berlin Convention —

New York, NY, March 26, 2014 — The Audio Engineering Society has just announced details on the Technical Program for the 136th Audio Engineering Society International Convention, being held in Berlin, Germany, on April 26 – 29, 2014, at the Estrel Hotel and Convention Center. Offering a diverse range of engaging Tutorials, Workshops, Technical Papers, Engineering Briefs, and industry Exhibits spread over four days, AES136 will also see the European debut of the Project Studio Expo (PSE), as well as special events and presentations featuring leading engineers, producers and luminaries of the audio industry. Additional information on programs, presenters, and registration is available on the AES136 Convention web page at http://www.aes.org/events/136/.

Engineering Briefs
AES136 will feature over 25 Engineering Briefs covering diverse topics of audio engineering, including presentations such as: Remixing a Historic Film in HOA 3-D Audio; New Studio Strategies in Music Production — The Disappearing Gap between Engineer and Producer; An Approach to Bass Enhancement in Portable Computers Employing Smart Virtual Bass Synthesis Algorithms; Metadata, Tagging; and Multitrack: The Future of Music Formatting, among others.

Paper Sessions
As the chief goal of the Audio Engineering Society, audio research and applied techniques remain the top priority at the Berlin Convention, which will feature over 75 paper presentations within the topics of Recording, Audio Education, Signal Processing, Room Acoustics, Applications in Audio, Perception, Spatial Audio, Transducers, Network Audio and Forensics.

Project Studio Expo
The Project Studio Expo, a well-attended hit of recent AES Conventions, offers a venue for specialized discussions on some of the most timely and relevant areas of interest facing today’s recordist. These comprehensive presentations cover topics of note for engineers (whether in a home studio or top commercial facility), such as Basic Microphone Technology; Professional Mixes from Your Project Studio – Common Mistakes, Immediate Solutions; Electronic Dance Music: Live Performance Mixing Techniques; The Business of Being in the Music Business; How Did They Get that Sound?; Advanced Vocal Editing; Mastering Engineering – The Link to Your Audience; and more. Hosted by notable industry engineers, educators, journalists and sponsors, the Project Studio Expo offers a unique, new opportunity for attendees to interact with working industry professionals and to further their knowledge in order to get the most out of their recording experiences. Admission is included with both free “Exhibits-Plus” and premium “All Access” registration options.

Tutorials
A selection of in-depth Tutorials will also take place over the convention’s four days, offering analysis of topics including Tuning Your Studio – Acoustic Analysis of Small Rooms for Music; Dither and Noise Shaping in Digital Audio: Hows and Whys; Audio Forensics — What’s It All About; and The Drum Kit: What a Recordist Ought to Know.

Workshops
Another popular series of events is the audio Workshops that focus on areas of creative and technical applications and concerns. This year’s Workshops will include, among others, Practical Techniques for Recording Ambience in Surround; Speech Intelligibility; Myth-Busting Microphone Specifications; Applications for Object-Based Audio; and Implementing New Cinema Calibration Standards.

For more information on AES136 technical program, presenters, and registration visit the AES136 Convention web page at http://www.aes.org/events/136/.

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Bose® RoomMatch® System Chosen for Legacy United Methodist Church in Bismarck, North Dakota

New worship space for longtime area congregation features state-of-the-art sound thanks to Bose® RoomMatch® arrays

Framingham, Massachusetts, March 25, 2014 – Legacy United Methodist Church in Bismarck, North Dakota, opened the doors on its new worship space in late fall 2013, just in time for the holiday season. Featuring contemporary worship and music styles, the church hosts several services each weekend to a large and vibrant congregation. The challenges selecting a sound system were familiar: vocal intelligibility from the pastor and the musicians, a well-balanced sound mix for music, a versatile system for a number of applications, even coverage for the space, and so on. Bismarck-based A/V firm Dakota Sound Systems, Inc., installed a system consisting of RoomMatch® loudspeakers from Bose® Professional Systems, and it has already proven to be the perfect fit for the church, with rave reviews from the congregation and the church’s pastoral staff alike.

“This project was several years in the making,” notes Jay Griffin, Vice President and Co-Owner of Dakota Sound Systems. “Originally, the plan was different, and we had an entirely separate system specified. The project was shelved for a time and reworked, and when we revisited things, the church made it clear that they wanted the best and latest system. This was the perfect opportunity to install our first RoomMatch system. We put together a model of the system for the decision-makers at the church, and it was clear that this would be the right fit for the space and the church’s worship needs.”

The final system consists of the following Bose products: a middle array of RoomMatch RM12040 and RM9020 modules (one unit each), with two RM9060 modules, one on either side of the center array. Processing is handled by a Bose ControlSpace® ESP-00 Series II engineered sound processor, and a Bose PowerMatch® PM8500 power amplifier handles amplification for the system (an additional PM4250 amplifier powers a separate system in the church’s fellowship area).

The church’s Worship Pastor Dan Weigel, who leads music ministry, stated, “We are thrilled with this system. I cannot say enough good things about the coverage of the space, the speech intelligibility, and the smooth, balanced sound. We had a complication with some rafters potentially getting in the way of the dispersion, but Dakota Sound personnel were able to quickly compensate using Bose Modeler® software. Everything is now dialed in perfectly, and it offers us exactly what we need for our style of music and worship. And moving forward, it is versatile enough to handle just about anything we could throw at it, application-wise.”

Griffin continues, “I had not personally been present at the RoomMatch training sessions, so it was unclear to me exactly what this system would be like in comparison to the system we originally specified. Now that I have experienced the system, I can confidently state that it offers great speech intelligibility, but it can be a smack-you-in-the-face music system too. It covers the whole gamut. And it fills the space really well. We’re happy with the way it turned out, and comments from the church have all been positive. It’s an amazing group of products.”

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