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Renkus-Heinz Welcomes You to Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV | May, 2014…  When you get off the plane in Las Vegas for the upcoming InfoComm Convention and head downstairs to pick up your bags, one of the first things you’ll notice is how easy it was to hear every announcement. Crisp and clear, even above the din of stadium sized video walls blasting trailers and ads at a non-stop clip. Renkus-Heinz ICONYX IC16-R digitally steered array loudspeakers are there to greet you, covering every corner of McCarran Airport’s massive arrivals baggage claim area.

At the InfoComm show, Renkus-Heinz will be easy to find. Stop by booth C11116 for a first look at ICONYX Gen 5, the next generation of Iconyx. Also on display will be the new VARIA-I installed series, as well as the exciting new RH Series, and the completely redesigned RHAON2 networking protocol.

Better yet, visit demo room N113 and hear them for yourself. Renkus-Heinz Sr. Vice President Ralph Heinz and Sr. Loudspeaker Engineer Paul Peace will be presenting the new ICONYX Gen 5, the fifth generation of digitally steered products, along with IC Live Fixed Install Gen5, VARIA-I Install, IC2, and RH Series.

This year will also mark the 23rd annual Renkus-Heinz Consultants’ Breakfast. This year’s event will feature presentations by AFMG co-founder Stefan Feistel, InfoComm’s Sr. Market Research Analyst Matt Robins, and our own Paul Peace, Sr. Loudspeaker Engineer. The invitation-only event will be held on Thursday, June 19 at 7:00AM. Seating is limited, so please RSVP to marketing@renkus-heinz.com if you’d like to attend.

On the show floor, Renkus-Heinz gear will also be in use at several other locations, including the Technologies for Worship Pavilion and the Audio Technica booth. And while you’re in town, pay a visit to the iconic Gilley’s Saloon and Honky Tonk on the Strip at Treasure Island for a listen to their Renkus-Heinz line array in action.

No matter what your plans during your stay in Vegas, Renkus-Heinz is proud to welcome you, loud and clear.

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Remembering PreSonus CTO Bob Tudor

Baton Rouge, LA – May 23, 2014...PreSonus sadly announced today the passing of Bob Tudor, the company’s widely admired, respected, and beloved Chief Technology Officer.

A legend in the pro audio/MI industry, Tudor followed a long and winding road to PreSonus. A child prodigy, he studied piano with Arthur Rubinstein protégé and Julliard fellow Josephine Bacher. Tudor later studied electrical engineering at the prestigious Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute but switched to the Berklee College of Music, where he studied film scoring, jazz, and music production. He cofounded Boston’s Metropolis recording studio and recorded such well-known acts as Peter Wolf/J.Geils Band, Extreme, Aime Mann, New Kids on the Block, and Bobby Brown. He also played keyboards and acoustic piano on numerous records as a studio musician and remixed “Cradle of Love” for Billy Idol.

Fascinated with how gear worked, Bob eventually combined his passions for music and engineering, creating a long list of companies, products, and technologies. As one of the pioneers at Mackie Designs, he created the company’s line of digital mixers, hard-disk recorders, and control surfaces. After leaving Mackie, he founded SaneWave, where he developed products for a wide assortment of pro audio manufacturers.

Overall, Tudor and the SaneWave team had designed more than 100 products, including such hits as the TASCAM US-2400 Control Surface and X-48 Hard Disk Multitrack Audio Recorder, Electro-Voice DC-1 Speaker Processor, M-Audio ProjectMix, and Lexicon MX-500 FX Processor. He did additional projects for QSC, Samson, Shure, Alesis, Gibson, Fender, and many others. One of SaneWave’s best clients was PreSonus, for which he helped define and design the FaderPort and the StudioLive digital-mixer line. That led to his decision to join the company full time in 2008. His products have garnered five TEC Awards, five MIPA Awards, and numerous other awards. As Tudor put it, “I enjoy developing disruptive products”—that is, innovative products that can potentially shake up and energize the market.

As Chief Technology Officer, Tudor oversaw all PreSonus advanced development activities and evaluated and implemented emerging technologies that have been utilized in many of the companies most successful products. Along with PreSonus CSO Jim Odom, he developed the strategic direction of the company’s innovative products and technologies.

Said Jim Mack, PreSonus CEO, “Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of working with Bob, or even interacting with him at events or trade shows, was likely touched by his energy, enthusiasm, and passion for technology—and specifically, technology that allowed people to make better music. He was always fascinated with what could be done and was never really deterred by challenges or technical hurdles. He not only made things that no one else could see or do possible, he made them look easy. We have not only lost a truly amazing engineer but a very dear friend to so many people in this industry.”

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JVC 3.0 Firmware Upgrade for GY-HM600/GY-HM650 ProHD Mobile News Cameras Now Available

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company announces the availability of its Version 3.0 firmware upgrade for its GY-HM600 and GY-HM650 mobile news cameras. Available through the JVC Web site, the upgrade is free to all current GY-HM600 and GY-HM650 owners.

For both cameras, the upgrade includes 1080p/60 recording modes, Extreme High Quality (XHQ) recording with virtually lossless 50 Mbps H.264 (.MOV), and large file support for SDXC media cards. The firmware upgrade adds Zixi advanced streaming capabilities and live RTSP/RTP format streaming to the GY-HM650.

Using Zixi’s new Advanced Streaming Technology (AST), the GY-HM650 3.0 provides content-aware error correction and bandwidth shaping. Proprietary Zixi algorithms maximize bandwidth to ensure reliable transmission, and advanced content aware error correction compensates for up to 30 percent packet loss. With the upgrade, the GY-HM650 is also compatible with JVC’s Professional Streaming Services, including the new ProHD Broadcaster server powered by Zixi that provides reliable live content delivery to a variety of hardware decoders, CDNs, and the Web.

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY

Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, with West Coast operations in Long Beach, California, JVC Professional Products Company is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC KENWOOD Corporation. JVC is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video and audio equipment, D-ILA front projection systems, and Super LoLux HD video security products. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800) 582-5825.

Impeccable sound quality meets excellent design: Sennheiser’s new DJ headphone range wins Red Dot Design Award

Old Lyme, CT, May 22, 2014 – The Sennheiser headphones HD8 DJ, HD7 DJ and HD6 MIX have received the prestigious Red Dot Design Award for product design. Awarded annually by a jury of experts, the Red Dot is awarded to products whose excellent design sets them apart.

Evaluating a total of 4,815 products submitted by 1,816 international manufacturers, designers and architects, the jury of 40 product design specialists was impressed with the design of the headphones, which supports their impeccable sound quality. Sennheiser has engineered the DJ headphone range from durable, high-quality materials to take even the roughest professional use. “We developed the HD8 DJ, HD7 DJ and HD6 MIX for DJs who expect their headphones to withstand the rigours of daily studio work and a life on the road without wanting to compromise on their aesthetics,” said Ivan Kuan, Head of Product Management, Sennheiser Consumer Electronics. “Therefore, we are delighted our dedication to the headphones’ design is now being recognized by the judges of the Red Dot Design Award”.

Designed to move crowds:

Designed in conjunction with some of the world’s biggest DJs such as Luciano, Bob Sinclar and Davina, the HD8 DJ, HD7 DJ and HD6 MIX are manufactured to meet the needs of professional DJs down to the smallest detail. Characterized by their high build quality, the DJ and mixing headphone range provides complete user comfort for hours at the decks, whether in the studio or when moving crowds at gigs. For hassle-free one-ear monitoring, both DJ models feature swivelling ear cups with up to 210° of movement and three different wearing positions. The elliptical shape of the ear cups avoids pinching the ears and is enhanced by interchangeable ear pads made from soft velour and a leatherette material for comfortable listening during long periods of use. The coiled and straight oxygen-free copper cables can be attached to either ear cup via gold-plated connectors.

The headphone range as well as the other products awarded the Red Dot, will be showcased at the annual Design on stage exhibition at Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany, from 8 July to 3 August 2014. With 4,000 square metres, the museum hosts the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design. The new line of DJ headphones will also be shown at Movement Festival in Detroit this weekend.

About the red dot design award:

With nearly 5,000 entries from 53 countries, the Red Dot Design Award is one of the world’s biggest design competitions. The Red Dot has also become internationally established as one of the most appreciated seals of quality for outstanding design. The award focuses on three categories: product design, communication design and design concept, which are each judged independently. In the product design category, an international expert jury evaluates the submitted products on the basis of their degree of innovation, functionality, formal quality, ergonomics, durability, symbolic and emotional content, product periphery, self-explanatory quality and ecological compatibility in a total of 23 categories.

About Sennheiser:

The Sennheiser Group, with its headquarters in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. In 2012 the family company, which was founded in 1945, achieved a turnover of around 584 million euros. Sennheiser employs more than 2,300 people worldwide, and has manufacturing plants in Germany, Ireland and the USA. The company is represented worldwide by subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Canada, Mexico, the USA, Australia and New Zealand, as well as by long-term trading partners in many other countries. Also part of the Sennheiser Group are Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin (studio microphones and monitor loudspeakers) and the joint venture Sennheiser Communications A/S (headsets for PCs, offices and call centres).

You can find all the latest information on Sennheiser by visiting our website at www.sennheiserusa.com.

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1: The Red Dot Design Award honours products whose excellent design sets them apart.

2: Sennheiser’s new DJ and mixing headphone range has been awarded the Red Dot for their exceptional design quality.

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Joseph Electronics Now Representing ABonAir Wireless Microwave Link Products in North America

NILES, Ill. — May 21, 2014 – Joseph Electronics (JE), the premier one-stop shop for the broadcast industry and provider of copper and fiber terminations and custom fiber solutions through Joseph Fiber Solutions (JFS), today announced that it has become an authorized North American distributor and service center for Israel’s ABonAir. ABonAir designs and markets wireless video link systems for professional camera and production teams worldwide, enabling them to transmit video content directly from cameras to media centers, director-monitors, or outside broadcast (OB) vans over the air using microwave technology. JE will represent ABonAir’s wireless microwave link products to the OB truck, ENG, and TV station markets.

“ABonAir designs solid, license-free, top-of-the-line wireless HD link systems at a great price point, which makes them a welcome addition to our product portfolio and a great fit for our customers,” said Yohay Hahamy, president and CEO of Joseph Electronics. “We demonstrated the system live at NAB this year, where the transmitter was outside in the production truck exhibit area and the receiver was in our booth in the central hall. The signal was clear even though there was no direct line of sight and a concrete wall between us — a result that got the attention of several of our customers.”

The only North American ABonAir distributor that is not a system integrator, JE will work with ABonAir on specific improvements — such as remote antennas via fiber and unique packaging options — that will make the systems even better-suited to remote production.

“It was a natural choice for ABonAir to partner with Joseph Electronics due to its technology leadership, nationwide exposure, and vast experience,” said ABonAir CEO Eran Igler. “Joseph Electronics’ leadership, professionalism, reputation, and top-tier customer base fit perfectly with ABonAir’s high-end, robust line of wireless broadcast transmission systems. This agreement gives ABonAir access to a larger number of broadcasters and production companies in North America.”

ABonAir’s AB Series of professional wireless HD links use a robust orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) radio that assures reliable links under even the most difficult conditions. When combined with OFDM technology, ABonAir’s proprietary air protocol enables the systems to stream HD video at the highest quality with consistent bit rates to meet broadcast standards. ABonAir’s OFDM-based systems allow video transmission up to 8,200 feet while consuming only 10 watts of power.

Further information about Joseph Electronics and the company’s products and services is available at www.josephelectronics.com.

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About Joseph Electronics
Joseph Electronics (JE) is an authorized stocking distributor for more than 100 premier broadcast and pro A/V brands with stocking locations in both Illinois and California. Its full-service fiber division, Joseph Fiber Solutions (JFS), designs and supplies innovative custom fiber solutions — such as the Caddie Series, DFT Series, and 4K Studio Caddie — for broadcasters and system integrators alike. Equipped with a state-of-the-art fiber lab staffed with fully certified professionals, JFS can fabricate, terminate, or repair any connector, assembly, panel, breakout, or interface in use today. JE has served the broadcast industry for more than 65 years and has representatives in California, New York, London, and Zurich. More information about Joseph Electronics can be found at www.josephelectronics.com.

Product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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Revolabs Connects With Business Breakthrough Paris 2014

SUDBURY, Mass. — May 22, 2014 — Revolabs today announced that it will exhibit its next-generation Executive Elite wireless microphone system and audio-enhancing FLX UC 500 USB conference phone at the Business Breakthrough Event Paris 2014 on June 3 at The Espaces CAP 15. This is the second Business Breakthrough Event to be held in Europe this year and offers attendees up-to-date information on evolving unified communications (UC) and collaboration solutions and workflow integration. more

Biamp Systems Showcases TesiraFORTÉ at the Business Breakthrough Event 2014 in London

Biamp’s DSP-based audio processors provide incredible flexibility for everyday and enterprise-grade applications

BEAVERTON, Oregon — May 22, 2014 — Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, today announced its participation in the Business Breakthrough Event 2014 in London on May 29. The premier event will provide attendees with information, discussion platforms, and solution updates within the rapidly evolving unified communications space. As a gold-level sponsor of the event, Biamp(R) will showcase its newly launched TesiraFORTÉ digital signal processors and host an educational presentation titled “It’s Amazing What Happens When People Hear What You Say — Delivering Audio That Works.” more

SVS Names Ted Sindzinski Senior Director of Marketing

Audio company sharpens marketing focus with new hire and elevates valuable veteran Dan Marks to senior director of operations.

Girard, OH – May 22, 2014 SVS, a worldwide leader in high performance audio products, proudly announces the appointment of Ted Sindzinski as SVS senior director of marketing.  Sindzinski is an experienced digital marketer and brand strategist who has worked in a consulting role with SVS for the past three years, serving as an important marketing decision maker during that time.

“Ted has been a huge part of SVS’s stratospheric rise over the last three years,” said Gary Yacoubian, SVS president. “His deep understanding of the SVS brand vision and our unique go-to-market strategy make his insights incredibly valuable. He stimulates dialogue and isn’t afraid to disagree or give props, which is so valuable in a team setting.”

The recipe for SVS’s rapid growth includes selling critically acclaimed speakers, subwoofers and audio accessories both at retail and direct via the Internet. The company maintains touch points with customers through multiple channels and backs it up with technical expertise delivered through email, over the phone, via social media and elsewhere. Sindzinski will use his knowledge of marketing trends and digital tactics to direct SVS’s hugely important print and digital advertising, search engine marketing and social media campaigns.

“Between Monster and SVS, I’ve worked with Ted for almost five years now so I know what a unique marketing talent he is,” said Gary Yacoubian, president and managing partner for SVS.  “His combined knowledge of analytics, demography, and every aspect of marketing from social media strategy to print advertising, have helped SVS drastically grow its sales and brand awareness footprint.”

An avid outdoor enthusiast and rock climber, Ted currently lives in Vancouver, Washington.

SVS is also proud to announce the promotion of Dan Marks to Senior Director of Operations. Dan has played a critical role in every SVS product launch from the past decade. Mr. Marks is directly involved with product testing and customer service and his knowledge of subwoofer and speaker technology is engineer level, making him an irreplaceable part of the SVS team. Marks’ work on forging new partnerships is helping the company move in an exciting and unique direction creating a hybrid between traditional ecommerce and dealer solutions to better serve their customers.

For more information, please visit www.SVSound.com or like them on Facebook or Twitter.

About SVS

SVS is a global leader in high performance home audio products; designing, manufacturing and selling subwoofers and speakers through its Internet direct business. Founded in 1998 by a group of audio enthusiasts seeking to develop an alternative to traditional audio manufacturers, SVS was forged out of a passion for the science of sound married to a disruptive, forward-facing go-to-market strategy. Today, SVS takes a radical approach to how audio products are developed. Built on collective decades of experience, SVS is redefining performance and value for people who love music and sound.

 

Press Contact:  Caster Communications, Inc. at 401.792.7080

Nicholas Brown: nbrown@castercomm.com

Kimberly Lancaster: klancaster@castercomm.com

For digital images log on to: www.castercomm.com

 

 

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Adder Technology supplies high performance KVM solution to Warner Bros. De Lane Lea

Adder Technology supplies high performance KVM solution to

Warner Bros. De Lane Lea

Adder brings flexibility and reliability to Soho mixing stages

Boston, May 22, 2014: Adder Technology, the high performance keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) specialist, has successfully completed an installation of its AdderLink Infinity range at Warner Bros. De Lane Lea in London.

The deal was facilitated through Adder Technology’s reseller, IP Performance, who selected the AdderLink Infinity based on the client’s twin requirements for greater flexibility and reliability.  Adder supplied three AdderLink Infinity systems (featuring high performance IP-based KVM) to Warner Bros. De Lane Lea for use in the upgrade of legacy equipment in three suites in its Soho facility.

AdderLink forms the central KVM infrastructure for all three rooms and enables engineers to quickly and easily reconfigure the mixing stages based on the individual requirements of its different customers.

Pierre Ketteridge, Technical Pre-Sales Consultant at IP Performance explains: “With audio suites being hired out on a daily and weekly basis, bespoke configuration is key to meeting the requirements of each new customer. It is therefore important that set-up can be accomplished easily to save both time and money. As the management tools are so user friendly, the AdderLink Infinity enables engineers to complete the configuration quickly and simply.”

Through Adder’s high performance, IP-based KVM matrix, the computers can be placed outside of the suite, in a server room, freeing up space within the critical environment. Customers at the studio typically work with the Avid Pro Tools package and Adder’s technology enables them to pick up their project from any screen in the studio, without having to move workstations, and with no loss of quality.

In addition to versatility, the AdderLink Infinity encourages collaboration and enables the sharing of control between machines while delivering excellent video quality and USB-based interactions, which is of particular benefit in applications such as audio mixing for film and television.

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About Adder Technology

Adder Technology is a leading developer and thought leader in connectivity solutions. Adder’s media networks, extenders and keyboard, video and mouse switch solutions enable the control and distribution of IT systems around the world. The company distributes its products in more than 60 countries through a network of distributors, resellers and OEMs. Adder has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, China and Singapore.

For more information please visit www.adder.com.

 

Media Contact for Adder Technology

Tricia Hawkins
Bob Gold & Associates
+1-310-320-2010
tricia@bobgoldpr.com

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Screen Innovations—The World Needs the Best Bigger

Austin, TX—May 22, 2014—Because we believe that everyone deserves the best, Screen Innovations (SI) has enlarged the Black Diamond™, the world’s most popular ambient-light-rejecting screen. The largest Black Diamond™ screens to date feature 1.4 gain in new sizes: 16:9 120” and 2.35:1 150”, in Fixed and Zero Edge formats. The larger Black Diamond screens, as well as other recently designed additions to the SI family, continue to make SI the fastest growing screen company in the world.

Black Diamond, the world’s only vertical and horizontal ambient-light-rejecting screen, has a multi layer optic that reflects only the light generated by the projector resulting in a 900% boost in contrast. Additionally, Black Diamond is the only screen that greatly benefits dark environments by reducing light scatter by over 75%. The result is the richest, sharpest image, with the best blacks now available from a screen.

Ryan Gustafson, President of Screen Innovations, boldly announced, “At SI, we believe innovation means that a design is never complete, just more perfect with each iteration. He continued, “We are excited to announce that plans are underway to invest in and expand our production capability to better support today’s large display needs. Our customers asked, and we delivered.”

All Black Diamond screens feature active 3D capabilities and are future-proofed and 4K ready. Screen sizes start at 80” fixed, curved, motorized, and popular Zero Edge formats.

Screen Innovations will exhibit at InfoComm June 18-20, 2014, in Booth #419 in the North Hall. Stop by to see the next generation of video projection screens demonstrated with projectors from our partners, DPI, Epson, and Vivitek.

Manufacturers Suggested Retail Pricing: Starts at USD $2,199.00
Availability: May 1, 2014

Screen Innovations makes it easy to choose the right screen for each application, based on lighting, room size, seating distance, and more. Visit www.screeninnovations.com to check out the Screen Calculator, Screen Wizard, and Projector Wizard online tools.

About Screen Innovations
Based in Austin, Texas, Screen Innovations is a leading manufacturer of projection screens and associated technologies for residential and commercial applications. Best known for Black Diamond™, the world’s first and only multi-directional ambient-light-rejection projection screen technology, SI has effectively revolutionized the two-piece projection category by pioneering and producing screens that deliver an unparalleled video image in light or dark environments. Sold at affordable price points and designed to blend flawlessly with surrounding décor, SI projection screens deliver stunning images and a fully immersive entertainment experience that rivals or surpasses traditional displays. Operating under the principle of “No matter the budget, Screen Innovations has the best available screen solution to suit your needs.” SI produces a comprehensive assortment of screens and accessories for nearly any budget or application.

Visit www.screeninnovations.com or call 512-832-6939. Follow us on Facebook @screeninnovations and on Twitter @SIScreens.

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