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LynTec RPC Panelboards Support Light Beam Atop One World Trade Center

Motorized Panelboards Bring Electrical Protection and Remote Control Capabilities to New York City’s Leading Landmark

LENEXA, Kan. — May 6, 2014 — LynTec, a leading manufacturer of customized electrical power control solutions for professional audio, video, and lighting systems, today announced that the company’s RPC 329, RPC 341, and RPS 342 panelboards are being used to operate the rooftop lighting of one of the world’s most iconic structures: One World Trade Center in New York. Renowned for their ability to provide both built-in circuit switching and electrical protection within a single enclosure, LynTec’s RPC (Remote Power Controller) panelboards bring remote control capabilities, talk-back features, and seamless third-party GUI integration to the lights atop the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.

Installed above the structure’s 408-foot rooftop spire, the 104-story One World Trade Center’s lighthouse-inspired rotating beacon brightens the skyline by outputting more than 300,000 lumens at bidirectional distances of up to 50 miles. The one-of-a-kind solution employs a series of single and double-headed custom LED color uplight fixtures to illuminate the spire’s open steel frame while the structure’s rotating beacon uses a complex array of white LEDs and revolving mirrors to create an extraordinary sky-bound lighthouse effect. To enable advanced electrical protection and simple third-party integration throughout the world-class lighting installation, system integrator Barbizon — the nation’s largest lighting integration company — turned to LynTec’s award-winning line of RPC panelboards with motorized breaker technology.

“For this once-in-a-lifetime project, it was essential that every component provide the uncompromised reliability, market-leading quality, and innovative features that would allow us to create a lighting solution that was worthy of an internationally renowned monument,” said John Gebbie, systems business development manager, Barbizon. “By selecting LynTec’s RPC panelboards, we gained a space-saving combination of switching and circuit protection capabilities in one panelboard, remote control functions via integration with our custom GUI, and the ability to receive instant alerts for lighting maintenance and service — all key features for such a hard-to-access, high-altitude installation. LynTec is known for its unparalleled tech support, which proved to be invaluable for an endeavor of this importance and complexity.”

Built specifically to manage installed audio and lighting systems of any size, LynTec’s RPC panelboards combine the latest motorized breaker technology with Web-enabled circuit control, allowing integrators to easily set up, program, monitor, and control loads on a circuit-specific level. Accessible from any Web-enabled device, the solutions provide a complete overview and allow users to take action remotely, resulting in greater installation flexibility, more efficient power control, and the ability to provide direct on/off control for LED lighting. The panelboards also bring built-in auto-off brownout protection, optional sequential circuit level on/off capabilities, and the ability to interface with third-party control systems via contact closure, TCP/IP, DMX, or RS-232.

“Being selected for this unique application truly distinguishes LynTec as an emerging market leader in the protection, monitoring, and control of large-scale LED lighting installations,” said Mark Bishop, president of LynTec. “In addition to supporting the project’s lighting effects, our RPC solutions increase the installation’s energy efficiency, enable more cost-effective maintenance, and allow easier access via powerful remote capabilities. We are thrilled to play a direct part in such a compelling landmark.”

A fully collaborative project, the lighting installation atop One World Trade Center features Strong Lighting Mini Solutions LED fixtures with internal engines by DTS. The beacon’s rotating mechanism was enabled by JR Clancy while program control was provided by Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC) and Pathway Connectivity. All installation labor was provided by Five Star Electric and its IBEW electricians. All electrical control was made possible by LynTec.

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

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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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Meyer Sound Strengthens Strategic Marketing Programs; Appoints Karen Ames as VP of Marketing and Communications

Meyer Sound has bolstered its marketing efforts by recruiting Karen Ames for the newly created position of Vice President of Marketing and Communications. A veteran communications professional who has worked with a diverse range of artists and institutions—from the San Francisco Symphony to George Thorogood—Ames joins the Meyer Sound senior leadership team to head up its global marketing and communications strategy. She is charged with the overall leadership for corporate communications, marketing, advertising and sponsorships, social media, public relations, philanthropy, and public affairs.

As part of this restructuring, Ames heads up a marketing team that includes Jodi Hughes, who assumes the Director of Marketing position, and Rachel Archibald, who drives strategic marketing initiatives such as competitive research, market development, and industry alliances. The changes take effect beginning May 31, 2014.

“John Meyer and I are both thrilled that Karen is joining our team,” says Helen Meyer, co-founder and executive vice president at Meyer Sound. “Karen has a deep understanding of performing arts and the music business, and brings incredible creative energy, strategic thinking, and solution-oriented perspectives. Her contributions will be crucially important as we build on the company’s growth and expand our global presence.”

Ames has handled the strategic communications and promotion for artists and cultural institutions for three decades, including Cal Performances and the San Francisco International Film Festival, to name a few. Her career includes senior executive roles with the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, and Houston Grand Opera.

She has led the promotion of world premiere operas from composers Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, and John Adams, as well as recordings with Decca Records, BMG and SFS Media. Most recently, she was president of her own consulting firm, and helped Meyer Sound launch the Stephanie Blythe recording which deployed a pioneering recording technique based on the company’s Constellation® acoustic system.

“Throughout my many years in the music industry, I have been fortunate to work with artists determined to enrich the lives of audiences,” says Ames. “Meyer Sound’s founders and engineers share that same goal. They understand what those onstage and in the audience need and want in terms of sound that communicates. They believe that, in the world of sound and sound reinforcement, everything is possible. And they have the genius, drive, and sense of adventure to achieve their ideal. I am privileged to become part of this legendary company.”

Karen Ames will be based at the Meyer Sound headquarters in Berkeley, Calif.

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The Dubai Mall Installs More Than 900 Meyer Sound Self-Powered MM-4XP Loudspeakers

Home to 1,200 retail businesses and covering 1.1 million square meters, The Dubai Mall is the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination to date, according to the Construction Week website. To provide intelligible yet discreet background music for shoppers, 939 Meyer Sound MM-4XP self-powered loudspeakers have been installed. Dubai-based Mediatech Design Group (MDG) designed the system, with Abu Dhabi-based Systech Middle East handling installation and integration.

“MDG has successfully specified Meyer Sound products on a number of projects in the past where performance was critical, so it was logical for us to consider them again for The Dubai Mall,” says Ged King, CEO and founder of MDG, a company with extensive experience in shopping mall AV design installations. “In addition, we needed a self-powered system that could provide high-quality audio from a small and compact loudspeaker and could be incorporated into the mall’s interior design.”

With a face measuring just four inches square, the custom-colored MM-4XP loudspeakers are distributed throughout the main shopping area to blend in with the surroundings. More than 60 km (37 miles) of Belden cabling allows the loudspeakers to be dispersed across three floors of the building. Supporting the loudspeakers are 131 MPS-488HP power supplies (48 V DC), while system drive and alignment are provided by a Galileo® loudspeaker management system comprising 18 Galileo 616 processors. The system was installed to co-exist alongside the previously installed reinforcement system in the mall’s older section.

“I’m extremely happy with how it sounds,” says Malek Ghorayeb, general manager of Systech Middle East. “The MM-4XPs effortlessly reproduce both speech and music. Anyone who walks around the mall now will notice the difference. It’s remarkably intelligible and balanced. Even walking down a 200-meter corridor you will not notice the sound level changing.”

In other areas of The Dubai Mall, MM-4XP loudspeakers supply music reinforcement for an impressive fountain show, while a MICA® line array loudspeaker system provides coverage for the Dubai Ice Rink.

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RTI Brings Voice Control to Home Automation With New Two-Way Driver for Tenflare’s Voice Viper System

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — May 5, 2014 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced the availability of a new two-way driver for Tenflare’s Voice Viper CTL voice control system. Developed by RTI, the new driver makes it simple for integrators to incorporate voice control into RTI’s cost-effective control and automation systems, providing their clients with a powerful “hands-free” complement to the company’s extensive line of user interfaces.

Developed exclusively for the custom integration market, the Voice Viper hardware solution is remarkably accurate and responsive. Always on, the system does not require any button presses to activate — reacting only to spoken commands, via in-wall microphones, while ignoring ambient conversation. Simple to program and integrate into an RTI control system using the Integration Designer(R) drag-and-drop programming environment, the two-way driver allows up to 256 different control phrases.

To execute voice commands, Voice Viper’s compact module communicates to an RTI control system via RS-232 or Ethernet for quick, reliable control. Using just the user’s voice, the RTI system provides complete control over all electronic systems in a home or commercial facility from A/V equipment to HVAC, lighting, security systems, and much more.

“We are very excited to add RTI to our growing list of home automation partners,” said Stephan Hosterman, co-founder of Tenflare. “By providing high functionality at a low price point, RTI has quickly become the control solution of choice in many residential and commercial installations. Through this seamless integration into the company’s control platform, we will greatly increase our market exposure as we continue to grow in Europe and the United States, while delivering the ultimate control experience for users.”

“The Voice Viper driver adds another exciting interface to the RTI control ecosystem: the human voice,” said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI. “While voice control products have traditionally had limitations — whether it’s the need to physically activate them or their limited number of control phrases — Tenflare’s solution has really taken the concept to new heights. Voice Viper is the perfect complement to our user interfaces in settings where users need both hands free, such as a residential kitchen or entryway, or a corporate boardroom.”

The Voice Viper driver is available now on RTI’s website at www.rticorp.com in the Driver Store.

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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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Biamp Systems Expands the Role of APAC Regional Director Matthew Packer

With continued company growth in the Asia-Pacific region, Packer’s responsibilities now add overseeing all sales operations and team in India

BEAVERTON, Oregon — May 5, 2014 — Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, has announced the promotion of Matthew Packer, effective immediately. Packer, who was promoted to Regional Director, Asia-Pacific, less than 18 months ago, now adds the recently expanded India territory to his responsibilities.

“Matthew has demonstrated steadfast leadership during this period of extraordinary growth for Biamp,” said Ron Camden, Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Biamp Systems. “He has built a strong, skillful team that applies a customer-first philosophy and a dedication to quality, which allows us to expand the availability of our award-winning commercial audio solutions. As we continue to deepen our relationships throughout this part of the world, his vision and outstanding team will be key for sustaining our success.”

In his new post, Packer will direct Biamp(R) sales operations throughout Asia-Pacific overseeing both the Asia sales team and the recently expanded India sales team. Packer is based in Hong Kong and will continue to report to Camden.

More information on Biamp is available at www.biamp.com.

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About Biamp Systems
Biamp Systems is a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems that power the world’s most sophisticated audio/video installations. The company is recognized worldwide for delivering high-quality products and backing each product with a commitment to exceptional customer service.

The award-winning Biamp(R) product suite includes the Tesira(R) media system for digital audio networking, Audia(R) Digital Audio Platform, Nexia(R) digital signal processors, Sona(TM) AEC technology, and Vocia(R) Networked Public Address and Voice Evacuation System. Each has its own specific feature set that can be customized and integrated in a wide range of applications, including corporate boardrooms, conference centers, performing arts venues, courtrooms, hospitals, transportation hubs, campuses, and multi-building facilities.

Founded in 1976, Biamp is headquartered in Beaverton, OR, USA, with additional engineering operations in Brisbane, Australia and Rochester, NY. For more information on Biamp, please visit www.biamp.com.

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FOH Engineer Chris Stephens Uses MultiRack SoundGrid® to Run Waves Plugins with SSL Live L500 on Jason Aldean’s Burn It Down Tour

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, May 5, 2014 — Live FOH engineer Chris Stephens (Jason Aldean, Wynonna, Michael McDonald) is part of a growing trend of live audio professionals turning to tools from Waves Audio when working with some of the biggest names in music. Lately, Stephens has been using his Waves plugins and MultiRack SoundGrid® with SSL Live L500 on Jason Aldean’s Burn It Down Tour.

Stephens notes, “I had been using Waves on and off in the studio since V6 [Waves version 6], but in the live setting I’ve been working with Waves since 2010. I started with a couple of plugins on my old VENUE Profile and have slowly expanded over the past four years. My transition into using Waves was slow, picking a plugin here or there to solve a specific problem. Over time, I had changed almost everything in my rack to Waves products. Since switching from the integrated plugin system of Avid VENUE to the standalone system of MultiRack SoundGrid, I have been very impressed with how robust MultiRack SoundGrid is and how easy it is to use.”

About specific Waves problem-solvers, Stephens says, “Jason Aldean’s setup is basically a five-piece rock band – no tracks, just two guitars, steel, bass and drums – so all of those pieces have to fit together perfectly. Waves’ Bass Rider helps me to level out the articulation of some of the more intricate bass parts while keeping the low notes locked in with the kick. Maintaining the relationship between the bass and kick is vital with so little instrumentation. Bass Rider is the perfect tool for achieving a consistent bottom end, which is the foundation of the mix.”

He continues, “C6 Multiband Compressor has become indispensable in my mix. It is the most versatile of the Waves products I use. For Jason’s vocal, I use the low band to compress 250Hz and below when he is at the bottom of his register or talking between songs, and the high-mid band to take a little harshness off of the really high notes. I am also using C6 on the bass with a dynamic EQ band, side-chained off the kick at 55Hz to clear room out of the bass for the transient of the kick drum to poke through. In addition I use the C6 on my L-R matrix out to the PA. I don’t use it every day, but I will use it to clean up the low-mids in a very boomy arena or to soften the highs on a not-so-great festival PA system. I started using InPhase last year and it has completely changed the guitar sounds I am able to get. We are using two mics on the guitar cabinets, a dynamic and a ribbon, and those mics sound best at different distances from the cabinet. This creates a phase difference, which I am able to correct with InPhase. Being able to quickly take a measurement and align those mics is absolutely key. In a live setting where despite our efforts we will never be able to get the mics in the exact same place every day, this is a must-have tool for any source with multiple mics.”

Summing up his experience using Waves on the Aldean tour, Stephens adds, “I use a DiGiGrid MGO to go in and out of two MADI optical I/O ports on the SSL Live surface. This configuration gives me 64 insert points at 96kHz between the SSL Live and Waves MultiRack SoundGrid. Those plugins run on redundant Waves SoundGrid Extreme servers. The routing options in SSL Live are the most extensive of any console I have ever seen. My MGO box lives in the console case, while my switch and servers are in my processing rack, so the entire system connects with just one Cat 6 cable.”

“We’ve just finished our first run of shows with SSL Live and I can’t say enough about the console and how incredibly excited I am with how we have integrated Waves plugins into the system.”

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Atkinson Sound Upholds Reputation for Excellence with HARMAN’s JBL VTX Line Arrays and Crown I-Tech HD Amplifiers

(Left to right) Paul Bauman, Associate Director, Tour Sound, JBL Professional; Jeff Harris, District Sales Manager, HARMAN Professional; Hoyt Atkinson, Owner, Atkinson Sound; Steve Johnson, CEO, HP Marketing; and Derreld Yost, Atkinson Sound.

KAMAS, Utah – Leading regional sound company Atkinson Sound recently bolstered its audio system inventory with HARMAN’s new JBL VTX V20 line array loudspeakers and Crown I-Tech HD 4×3500 amplifiers. The company will be using its new system for a variety of events beginning in May.

Founded in 1980 by Hoyt Atkinson, the company has evolved its business from a small provider of DJ systems to one of the region’s most successful sound contractors, providing rental and production services for concerts, festivals, corporate events and more, while also growing a strong systems integration department. A longtime JBL customer, Atkinson Sound’s investment in JBL has grown in parallel. “We have been a JBL company many years, starting with an SR-X system before graduating to HLA, and in more recent years to VERTEC® line arrays,” Atkinson said.

After seeing the new VTX V20 system at the Winter NAMM 2014 show, Hoyt Atkinson knew it was time to once again upgrade with JBL. “The high frequency in the V20 is just astounding and there is nothing else that compares to what the D2 driver is providing in a box of that size,” he said.

Atkinson Sound has purchased 24 VTX V20 line array loudspeakers, 12 VTX F12 multi-purpose loudspeakers, six VTX G28 subwoofers and 12 VTX S25 subwoofers. The systems will be configured and controlled with JBL HiQnet Performance Manager™ software.

The VTX V20 loudspeaker features a true 3-way system design with proprietary D2 Dual Diaphragm Dual Voice Coil compression driver and Differential Drive™ low frequency transducer technology along with patent-pending ultra-linear motor technology employed for midrange components. In keeping with the philosophy of the VTX Series, the VTX V20 has extremely high power density with each line array element featuring two 2261H 10-inch Differential Drive woofers, four 2164H 4-inch ultra-linear midrange transducers and three of the new small-format D2415K Dual Drivers.

Atkinson Sound expects to use the new VTX system for a variety of events throughout the western United States in the coming spring and summer months. “We love VERTEC and we saw it as a giant step forward for JBL when they introduced the VERTEC Series, and our adoption of VERTEC won a lot of jobs for us,” Atkinson noted. “Now, we see another leap forward with VTX and although we considered loudspeaker systems from competitive brands, nothing matched what VTX has to offer. It’s also a very rider-friendly loudspeaker, which gives us an advantage.”

For more information on Atkinson Sound, please visit www.atkinsonsound.com

HARMAN designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of 14,800 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.7 billion for the last twelve months ended December 31, 2013.

Digigram BroadcastAsia2014 Show Preview

Visit Digigram at BroadcastAsia 2014, June 17-20, Singapore, Stand 5E6-07

At BroadcastAsia2014, the Digigram team will feature a complete range of products designed to address the requirements of all applications and budgets. In showcasing solutions that simplify the capture and delivery of high-quality audio-over-IP networks, the company will highlight a new RAVENNA/AES67-enabled sound card ideal for low-latency synchronous audio-over-IP distribution over LAN; the low-cost, ultralow-latency IQOYA *CALL and IQOYA *CALL/LE audio-over-IP contribution codecs; the IQOYA *LINK and IQOYA *LINK/LE stereo audio-over-IP distribution codecs; the high-density IQOYA *SERV/LINK multiple-stereo or multichannel audio-over-IP codec for professional IP audio distribution; and the latest release in the company’s AQILIM family of video encoders for professional video broadcasting and distribution over IP networks.

Audio Distribution Range

IQOYA *SERV/LINK Multiple-Stereo or Multichannel Audio-Over-IP Codec for Professional IP Audio Distribution
Digigram’s IQOYA *SERV/LINK incorporates multiple distribution codec instances and the company’s advanced FluidIP(TM) technology on a single processing hardware platform to simplify the transport of multiple audio programs (mono, stereo, multichannel) over IP networks in a high-density format. Designed for radio broadcasting and for intercom and commentary for both radio and TV, the IQOYA *SERV/LINK codec allows users to configure multiple-stereo or multichannel solutions for links between studios and between the studio and transmitters, DVB operators, or content delivery networks. In its compact 1-RU version, the solution can handle up to eight stereo analog channels, 16 stereo AES/EBU channels, 32 stereo MADI channels, or multichannel LAN IP audio interfaces (Livewire and RAVENNA), and up to 64 codecs with multiple GPIOs and RS232 ports for auxiliary data tunneling. The scalability of the system allows users to mix and expand the supported audio I/Os, and a larger 4-RU version provides even higher channel density. The solution supports analog, AES, MADI, Livewire, or RAVENNA audio connectivity, and multiple audio codecs (PCM, MPEG L2 and L3, AAC, apt-X) and is one of the industry’s few audio-over-IP codecs that can simultaneously stream raw RTP, HTTP, and MPEG-TS/IP streams.

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IQOYA *LINK and IQOYA *LINK/LE Audio-Over-IP Codecs
The IQOYA *LINK and IQOYA *LINK/LE codecs are full-duplex encoding and decoding solutions that provide uncompromising performance for IP-based studio-to-studio and studio-to-transmitter links, as well as audio program delivery to DVB operators. Developed in collaboration with major European telcos, the IQOYA *LINK/LE codec is a cost-effective version of Digigram’s full-featured IQOYA *LINK codec that gives broadcasters the benefit of 24/7 reliability, audio format flexibility, ease of use, and affordability. Based on FluidIP(TM) technology, the smart IP audio streaming engine developed by Digigram, both IQOYA *LINK and IQOYA *LINK/LE boast high field-proven mean time between failures (MTBF), very low back-to-back latency, and a host of state-of-the-art features that guarantee audio quality and continuity. With audio synchronization based on Network Time Protocol (NTP), these Digigram solutions enable operators to provide a seamless listening experience for users on the go — even as they move among the contiguous transmitters used in a multifrequency network. An intuitive Web-based user interface simplifies configuration, control, and monitoring and gives users access to real-time metrics on the network.

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Video Distribution Range

AQILIM *FIT/LE Video Encoder
The AQILIM *FIT/LE professional video encoder is an intuitive and cost-effective solution for high-quality live event broadcasting over an IPTV network or multiscreen video distribution over the Internet. With flexible input options and compatibility with leading content delivery networks (CDNs), the encoder is ideal for popular live video streaming applications, including filmed radio; live distribution of corporate, sporting, or news events; the creation of WebTV; the live distribution of electronic sports events; and live education via e-learning. The AQILIM *FIT/LE encoder connects directly to the camera or video mixer, capturing live video and streaming encoded video either to an IP network or to the CDN responsible for Internet distribution of live video. A straightforward Web-based interface eliminates the need for specialized user training or dedicated operators. The robust 1-RU encoder is available with analog, SDI, and/or HDMI video inputs.

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Audio Contribution Range

IQOYA *CALL and IQOYA *CALL/LE Audio-Over-IP Codec for Professional IP Audio Contribution
Digigram will highlight IQOYA *CALL and IQOYA *CALL/LE codecs, which allow users to build reliable low-latency IP audio contribution links while keeping costs under control. These codecs belong to Digigram’s Mobile Studio and Ultra Mobility solutions, which bring professional quality to full-duplex connections between a remote site and a studio.

IQOYA *CALL protects the investment of broadcast institutions within large fleets of heterogeneous ACIP EBU Tech 3326-compatible equipment managed by SIP infrastructure. Its front panel enables simple and straightforward usage in all outside broadcast situations.

IQOYA *CALL/LE is a cost-effective and versatile addition to the IQOYA range of IP codecs. It easily provides full-duplex IP audio sessions over the Internet and wireless connections thanks to its smart signaling and hassle-free symmetric RTP connection mode.

As with all IQOYA family members, IQOYA *CALL and IQOYA *CALL/LE codecs share the benefits of Digigram’s FluidIP(TM) IP audio streaming engine, including smart jitter, packet loss and drift management; quality of service optimization; end-to-end dual-stream redundancy; and stable ultralow latency.

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Audio Production Range

LX-IP RAVENNA PCIe Sound Card
The LX-IP RAVENNA PCIe sound card, the first RAVENNA-enabled product developed by Digigram, features ultralow latency — down to one audio sample per IP packet — and up to 256 RAVENNA I/O channels from multiple RAVENNA streams. Ideal for high-density audio production or automation applications in radio and TV broadcast studios, this solution makes it easy for users to record and play as many as 128 audio-over-IP RAVENNA channels simultaneously in/out of a desktop computer. Boasting ultralow, round-trip latency down to 3 milliseconds, interoperability with all AES67 requirements, an embedded 128 x 128 switching matrix, Grandmaster PTP clock abilities, and high redundancy assured by two Gigabit Ethernet connections, this reliable hardware solution enables broadcasters to maintain high performance regardless of the computational load presented by other applications running on the host system.

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Digigram Quote:

“As a leading supplier of audio-over-IP solutions for all applications and all budgets, Digigram will be bringing its full range of innovative IP audio codecs, audio applications, and professional sound cards to BroadcastAsia2014. We also look forward to showcasing our recently launched professional video encoder, which is a game-changer for live streaming applications.”
– Philippe Delacroix, President and CEO at Digigram

Company Overview:

Positioned at the convergence of professional audio and video with IT, Digigram offers IP-based solutions that enable users worldwide to increase their competitiveness through change.

The company’s products enable the reliable capture, production, and delivery of high-quality audio and video over IP networks. Its innovative IP audio codecs, professional sound cards, and audio processing software are used by thousands of journalists, broadcasters, and audio engineers worldwide. Digigram’s all-IP video product line provides advanced contribution and distribution solutions to broadcast, IPTV, Web TV, and OTT operators. The company also delivers key audio/video technologies and OEM solutions to software vendors and manufacturers.

For more than 25 years, through constant innovation and the development of fruitful partnerships, Digigram has been influential in energizing the industry, raising standards, and pushing forward technological development.

Further information on Digigram and its product portfolio is available at www.digigram.com.

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Nashville’s The Listening Room Cafe Relies on Bose® RoomMatch® Loudspeakers for Tin Pan South and Beyond

Top songwriting venue recently debuted Bose® RoomMatch® system in time for annual Tin Pan South citywide festival

Framingham, Massachusetts, May 5, 2014 – Nashville’s The Listening Room Cafe moved into its new home downtown in early 2013. Already a Nashville institution, the new location’s size and setup allowed owner Chris Blair to achieve what was always his dream: a songwriter venue with truly great sound. That dream was made reality with the recent installation of a new RoomMatch® loudspeaker system from Bose® Professional Systems, installed earlier this year and featured to its fullest during the city’s annual Tin Pan South festival, which took place March 25-29.

Logan Hanna, the venue’s Lead Audio Engineer who worked closely with Blair to implement the system, stated, “Chris and I have always wanted to have the highest possible fidelity for The Listening Room, and we’ve achieved it with this system in our new location. If you want to be ahead of the game, you really have to be on top of the technology that’s coming out. And Bose has allowed us to be at the forefront. The response from the performers has been great too – I have only heard positive things since we launched the new system. Everybody has been blown away by it.”

The sound system is flexible; with the flip of a switch it can accommodate full band stage performances or intimate acoustic “in-the-round” performances. The full system consists of the following Bose components: two RM7020 modules, two RM12040 modules, ten RMU208 modules, one RMS218 subwoofer module and one Panaray® MB12-III modular bass loudspeaker, all powered by three PowerMatch® PM8500N amplifiers and a single PM4500N amplifier, with processing handled by a ControlSpace® ESP-4120 Engineered Sound Processor and CC-64 Control Center.

All five nights of the festival, The Listening Room was a key venue for Tin Pan South, showcasing award-winning songwriters and artists, who got to experience the system firsthand as performers and audience members.

Artist Craig Campbell, whose notable songs include “Family Man,” “Fish,” “Outta My Head” and “Keep Them Kisses Comin’,” was featured as a performer during a SESAC showcase Wednesday night. He stated, “The sound was crystal clear. As an audience member, I walked around the venue, and the coverage is the same everywhere. It’s remarkable. And as a performer, I could feel the sound, warm and clear, resonating through the whole room. I have known Chris for several years, and I know this has been his dream. The room deserved a system and sound like this.”

GRAMMY®-winning songwriter Josh Osborne, whose work has rendered hits for Kacey Musgraves (who scored a recent ACM win for Album of the Year), Eli Young Band, The Band Perry, Billy Currington, Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney and several others, was similarly impressed: “I performed at The Listening Room on Tuesday night of Tin Pan South. The system was amazing. I could hear everything really great on stage. It seemed like the whole room was just full of sound. I had performed there before the new system was installed, and it is a significant upgrade. You can sense a warm, resonant sound going around the whole room. It’s very powerful as a performer and as a listener.”

“I am very proud of where we have come in the last several years,” stated Blair. “Our new location downtown has been an incredible move and we are so excited for everything that is happening in Nashville right now. I have always loved the sound of Bose, and we used their L1® portable systems at the old Cummins Station location. The new RoomMatch system can handle the full band drive or acoustic performances with complete clarity. It’s something you truly have to hear for yourself.”

Photo Caption: Songwriters performing live at Nashville’s The Listening Room Cafe during 2014’s Tin Pan South festival. Pictured L-R: Shane McAnally, Brandy Clark, Josh Osborne. Photo courtesy of The Listening Room. © 2014.

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VMP Debuts “Extra Medium” Flat Panel Low Profile Articulating Wall Mount at 2014 InfoComm

STEVENSVILLE, Md., May 6, 2014 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the commercial, residential, security, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce the launch of the new FP-XMLPAB “extra medium” low profile articulating wall mount with tilt and list adjustment capabilities at InfoComm 2014, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from June 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth N1752. Now shipping with an MSRP of $259.95, the FP-XMLPAB holds most 32- to 52-inch flat panels up to 100 lbs.

“The FP-XMLPAB is a low profile alternative for mounting larger flat panel displays,” explained Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products. “With a closed depth of 1.5 inches and a fully opened extension of 16.2 inches along with a fully adjustable 15 degree tilt, 3 degrees list adjustment and ± 45 degrees of rotation, customers can get a flat panel to the optimal viewing angle needed for any room or office. For added safety and security, the mounting rails accept padlocks for peace-of-mind. All this and more makes the FP-XMLPAB the right choice for all ‘extra medium’ flat panel mounting needs.”

The FP-XMLPAB also includes an integrated cable management system, an integrated level, 600mm x 400mm maximum flat panel hole pattern, and comes in a black powder coat finish.

For more information, 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 VideoMount™-Finder at www.chooseamount.com.

About Video Mount Products
Video Mount Products (VMP) is a leading provider of mounting solutions for the A/V, communication and security industries since 1994. 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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