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AETA’s New 4MinX Combines On-Location Recording and Mixing in a Compact Unit

LE PLESSIS ROBINSON, France — Sept. 5, 2011 — Making its debut at IBC2011, the 4MinX from AETA AUDIO SYSTEMS is the first fully integrated digital multichannel mixer and multitrack recorder in one compact unit. It offers mixing and even recording of 5.1 or 7.1 without any problems — both indoor and outdoor. Users can record up to eight tracks and maintain full flexibility on each track: monophonic, stereophonic, or polyphonic. During recording as well as mixing, all levels can be adjusted for each track.

The 4MinX is ultra-portable, rugged, and robust, with a user-friendly interface featuring rotary encoders, programmable function keys, and a TFT display panel. The 4MinX provides a breakthrough combination of functionalities for TV sync-sound location recording, music recording and satellite mixing, or radio journalism.

Named after the Phorminx, the legendary ancient Greek lyre, AETA’s 4MinX features four mic/line inputs, two stereo line inputs, more

Elevation Church Chooses Snell Kahuna for Simulcast of Services to Four Campuses

Kahuna Provides Switching of Main Feed to Sophisticated Point-to-Point Operation, Bringing Consistent Message to Worshippers in All Locations
BURBANK, Calif. — Aug. 16, 2011 — Snell today announced that the company’s Kahuna multi-format HD/SD production switcher is playing an instrumental role at Elevation Church in Charlotte, N.C. The switcher is at the center of a point-to-point operation and enables the pastor’s sermon to be simulcast to all four of the church’s satellite locations. Services at Elevation Church are attended by nearly 9,000 individuals each weekend.

“Kahuna delivers all of the advanced functionality of a broadcast-quality switcher in a highly flexible and extremely easy-to-use system that is far superior to the other production switchers we evaluated. Features such as the graphical user interface and the ability to record and re-use macros mean we can utilize our volunteer staff much more effectively, since many of them don’t have technical backgrounds,” more

Twin Cities Public Television Upgrades to Calrec Omega Audio Console

HEBDEN BRIDGE, U.K. — Aug. 17, 2011 — Calrec Audio today announced that Saint Paul, Minn.-based Twin Cities Public Television (tpt), one of the most watched public television stations in the country, is adding an Omega audio console to its equipment lineup. The new console will enhance tpt’s studio, live-to-air, and live-to-tape production capabilities.

“When evaluating the consoles on the market, the key factors for us were reliability and ease of use, and we’re confident the Omega from Calrec Audio will give us both,” said Bruce Jacobs, chief technologist at tpt. “Calrec has a reputation for giving broadcasters DSP and controls that allow them to be creative and deal with anything that might come up during a live production. Omega’s capabilities will be especially helpful in producing pledge drives, music specials, and ‘Almanac,’ our weekly public affairs program.”

The 40-fader Omega console delivers a number of features not more

Dual Fader Apollo Makes European Debut

Calrec Audio will make its European debut of its dual fader Apollo audio console, which offers the same immense processing power with double the amount of faders in the same footprint. In the fast paced environment of live broadcast television Calrec understands that users need to have more control at their fingertips.This ergonomic design allows two layers of channels to be available simultaneously, a feature unrivalled by competing platforms.

The Calrec Apollo console relies on Bluefin™2, the next generation of Calrec’s trademark Bluefin high-density signal processing system, to provide unrivalled resources. Bluefin2 gives Apollo up to 1020 channel processing paths, 128 program busses, 96 IFB/Track outputs, and 48 auxiliaries.

Apollo features a second dynamics section in each channel, more than 70 minutes of assignable delay, and three independent APFL systems for multiple operator use. As with all Calrec designs, the facilities do not share resources so more

beyerdynamic Presents New Series of Installed Sound Microphones at the InfoComm Trade Show

Heilbronn, June 15th, 2011: In Orlando beyerdynamic will present individual microphones and new solutions for tour guide, interpretation and conference applications at booth 1421, Central Hall.
The focus is on the new Classis series for installations. Gooseneck and boundary microphones for table or overhead installations combine a sophisticated, unobtrusive design with an innovative technology. Due to the new Scudio™ technology there are no problems using wireless mobile devices simultaneously. The Scudio™ technology includes many electronic and mechanical characteristics to eliminate unwanted interferences by wireless mobile devices, where the patented shielding of the capsule in all microphones is an important detail. The interaction of all Scudio™ features ensures the optimum audio quality and speech intelligibility of all beyerdynamic installation microphones of the new generation.
The high gain before feedback of the gooseneck microphones allows a higher volume of the PA system.
The quality check ensures minor tolerances resulting more

NEC Enhances its Durable Large Screen P-Series Line with Two New Models

CHICAGO – June 1, 2011 – NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the enhancement of its most durable large-screen product line, the P Series, with two new models. The 40-inch P402 and 46-inch P462 are direct replacements for the acclaimed P401 and P461, and are 1-inch thinner in depth. NEC also announced the addition of the P402-AVT, P402-TMX4D, P462-AVT and P462-TMX4D to the P Series lineup.

These professional-grade, industrial-strength LCD displays are intended for 24/7 operation and as such include additional thermal protection, internal temperature sensors with self-diagnostics and fan-based technology to prevent overheating. The P402 and P462 are ideal in quick-service restaurants, airports, public information environments, healthcare facilities and retail stores. An added technology to these models is the Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) compliant expansion slot, the industry’s first standardized option slot that aims to simplify digital more

Latest Grass Valley Technologies at InfoComm 2011 Support Powerful Presentation Workflows

San Francisco, Calif., June 2, 2011, (InfoComm 2011—Booth#1062) — Several of the latest technologies and systems from Grass Valley™ that solve complex A/V production and presentation problems in a highly efficient and cost-effective way will be on display during the InfoComm 2011 conference, scheduled for June 11-17 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

This year, Grass Valley’s products will be exhibited by Starin Marketing (booth #1062), a North American distribution partner for Grass Valley Pro AV products. Starin also assists its customers in the selection and installation of portable and fixed presentation systems.

Among a number of useful technologies displayed in hands-on demonstrations, the ADVC-G Series of signal converters from Grass Valley represent a new benchmark in the industry by offering support for full bandwidth “any signal-in, any signal-out? conversions in small footprint “brick-style? form factors that are as versatile as they are powerful.
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TEC Awards Announces Call for Entires, Adds Two New Categories

June 1, 2011—Walnut Creek, CA—The TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio has announced its Call For Entries for the 27th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards®, to be held January 20, 2012, at the NAMM Show in Anaheim. The TEC Awards, the professional audio and sound production industry’s premier awards event, also announced it will inaugurate 2 new awards in the Outstanding Technical Achievement categories: Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects Technology and Amplification Hardware/Studio & Sound Reinforcement. In addition, the category of Digital Converter Technology is being renamed Computer Audio Hardware. The new categories will bring to 19 the number of awards for audio product design.
Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects Technology will include instrument amplifiers, preamp/processing/effects rack units and pedal boards, software amp and effects emulators, pedals, stomp boxes and other related equipment. Amplification Hardware/Studio & Sound Reinforcement will include amplifiers, speaker/monitor management, system controllers, signal distribution, snakes, feedback eliminators, more

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E4 Podcast Part 2

In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with Alan and Jonathan Brawn of Brawn Consulting and Max Kopsho of Kramer Electronics about the presentations they will be offering at the upcoming E4 Tour from Almo Professional AV. Listen to the podcast. Or read the transcript.

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Stampede Enters Video Conferencing Space with Spire Global Acquisition

Addition of Sony Video Conferencing to Enhance Stampede’s Offering to Dealers

Amherst, NY, March 14, 2011 — Stampede, the leading value-added distributor of professional audio video (ProAV) solutions, has acquired Spire Global, the exclusive distributor of Sony video conferencing products in the United States. Spire is also the exclusive master distributor for Compunetix video multiparty control units and MediaPointe video streaming technology. The company also distributes Mirial desktop video conferencing products.
“Acquiring Spire was a great opportunity to widen our product portfolio with an additional specialty that is meaningful to our dealer base,? said Mark Wilkins, CEO of Stampede. “Our strategy is to look for additional acquisition opportunities that will strengthen our offering to dealers.?
Kevin Kelly, Stampede president and COO, commented, “We are excited about the Spire sales and technical team. Their depth of knowledge will help us to quickly educate the Stampede relationship managers and, in turn, more

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