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Crown Audio Introduces ComTech DriveCore™ Series Amplifiers: New Chip Based Amplifier Technology Redefines Standard For Installation Market Applications

Providing sound integration professionals with high performance, energy efficient amplifier technology that will redefine the way amplifiers are designed and built, Crown Audio today introduced the ComTech DriveCore™ series of amplifiers. The new line – consisting of four models, are all one rack, convection cooled, ultra-energy efficient amplifiers.

Offering up to eight channels and 150 watts per channel in a one-unit chassis without a fan, the ComTech DriveCore amplifiers are the ultimate for solution for a range of fixed installation environments, from video conferencing in boardrooms to luxury suites in stadiums.

The new line features the Integrated DriveCore technology chip that offers greater than 90 percent efficiency with no compromise in performance boasting a signal-to-noise ratio of 110dB. DriveCore also has patented feedback and protection circuits integrated into the silicon for fast and accurate response.

“The ComTech DriveCore introduction is destructive in the sense more

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BSS Audio® BLU-100 Provides Upgraded Signal Processing To Soundweb™ London Series

BSS Audio®, a Harman International Company (NYSE-HAR), today added a cost-effective signal processor to its acclaimed Soundweb™ London family of digital signal processors. The new Soundweb London BLU-100 represents a premium, open-architecture solution in the form of a highly flexible, cost-effective and scalable package.

The BLU-100 offers a fixed configuration of 12 inputs and eight outputs, configurable signal processing, logic processing and a fault tolerant digital audio bus. The configurable signal processing capability offered by the BLU-100 is roughly twice that of the Soundweb London BLU-80 and BLU-16 devices.

The analog inputs of the BLU-100 provide software configurable gain in 6dB steps up to +48dB per channel and software selectable Phantom Power per channel. Phantom Power, Signal Present and Clip information per channel is easily accessible, without the requirement for a PC, from clear front panel LED indication.

The BLU-100 features a low latency, fault tolerant digital more

AKG Wireless iPhone App 2.0 Adds Control Functionality, Style To Wireless Capabilities

Following the successful launch of its first iPhone application in 2010, AKG is introducing the AKG Wireless App 2.0 at ISE, available via free download in March. With a host of new features and an updated interface, users will not only be able to monitor and configure their AKG wireless systems through an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, but will also have the opportunity to control multiple settings from system design, to soundcheck and during performances, all through Harman’s HiQnetTM protocol and a Wi-Fi connection.

Supporting the Apple iPhone 4 retina display, version 2.0 offers advanced control functionality, allowing users to manage and change their wireless system parameters, including the name of the setup and frequency signals. The newly adopted ALERT system automatically issues a warning if there is a low microphone battery or an antenna malfunction. The app also suggests possible solutions for solving signal issues.

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AKG’s Interactive CS 5 Conferencing System Focus at ISE

With a strong focus on simple-to-use yet effective microphone conference systems, AKG features it sophisticated CS 5 Conferencing System at Integrated Systems Europe. The interactive system is Ethernet technology-centric with 64 audio channels suitable for any meeting space, from small discussions to large congresses. AKG also offers a decentralized power system that incorporates AC adapters throughout the 12 microphone audio ring stations for high redundancy and all-inclusive software for easy setup.

The CS 5 Conferencing System gives users an unprecedented amount of control through the CS 5 Base Unit (BU), which controls the entire system, allowing users to set the number of delegates speaking simultaneously. The “CS 5 VU? microphone station acts as delegate or as president station, enabling the main speaker to control the discussion, put motions to vote and of course, call functions to order. The system offers dedicated interpreter stations for translation up to 63 languages. more

SIA Acoustics and Boston Light and Sound Upgrade Robsham Theater With JBL VERTEC® Subcompact Line Array Elements

The Robsham Theater Arts Center (RTAC) is a focal point of Boston College in Massachusetts, USA. Built in 1981, the facility houses the 591-seat Robsham Theater, along with an exhibit space, a studio theater and other facilities. As the Robsham Theater’s presentations grew in scope over the years to encompass musicals, dance programs, drama and theater productions, it became clear that a redesign of the original audio system was needed.

The Robsham Theater system is one of the first to use JBL VERTEC® VT4886 subcompact line array elements, with 12 VT4886 loudspeakers forming a single, center array supplemented by two JBL VPSB7118DP 18-inch powered subwoofers suspended directly behind the array, with six additional AC15 speakers along the lip of the stage. The system is driven with Crown Audio I-Tech HD amplifiers and BSS Audio Soundweb processing. System management is handled via the Harman HiQnet™ System Architect™ communication protocol and more

BSS Audio® Introduces Full-Bandwidth Acoustic Echo Cancellation Algorithm for Soundweb London Conferencing Processors

BSS Audio®, a Harman International Company (NYSE-HAR), today introduced a new full-bandwidth Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC) algorithm for its Soundweb™ London conferencing processors. The new full-bandwidth AEC algorithm is released with HiQnet London Architect v3.04 and can be used with existing Soundweb London AEC Input Cards and the recently-introduced Soundweb London BLU-101 and BLU-102 devices.

The existing 8kHz-bandwidth AEC algorithm is optimized for POTS, VoIP phone system and digital phone system applications. The new full-bandwidth AEC algorithm facilitates enhanced fidelity for specific applications, while also offering a reduced processing latency. A property within HiQnet London Architect v3.04 allows users to switch between the new full-bandwidth AEC algorithm and the existing 8kHz-bandwidth algorithm. Dedicated full-bandwidth ‘dry’ signals for local sound reinforcement or recording are offered for both AEC algorithms.

Existing installations can be upgraded to accommodate full-bandwidth content, without the requirement for additional hardware. However, when upgrading systems to more

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Integrated Systems Europe: Lab X Technologies Unveils 1Gig AVB Ethernet Switch, Titanium 411

Showcasing its latest technology solution for leading network system manufacturers, Lab X Technologies is introducing the Titanium 411 1GB AVB Ethernet Switch at ISE. Supporting IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging standards, the Titanium 411 is specifically designed for the demanding needs of AV-networking applications.

Coupling Lab X’s AVB standards experience with ruggedized connectors, industry standard SFP- supporting long haul fiber, additional copper connections and flexible mounting options, Titanium 411 is capable of handling hundreds of AV media streams per AVB port.

Lab X’s Titanium 411 boasts four rear-mount 1GB RJ45 copper interfaces using locking EtherConTM connectors, along with an SFP slot to accommodate standard fiber modules or additional copper interfaces, and network activity LED lights on the front and back of the unit. The flexibility of Titanium 411 is broadcast through a configurable 1GB locking copper interface, which can either be mounted on a rear or front more

JBL Accepts TEC Hall of Fame Award on Behalf of Lansing Iconic, The World’s First Studio Monitor

Widely regarded as the world’s first studio monitor, the Lansing Iconic was inducted into the TEC Hall of Fame in ceremonies held at the 2011 NAMM show in Anaheim, January 15th. The Iconic was developed specifically to meet the needs of film and audio production control rooms, and was introduced in 1937 by James B. Lansing, the founder of JBL. Its 2-way configuration of a 15-inch woofer and compression driver/horn high-frequency section established the standard for studio monitor systems, still in use today.

Accepting the award for JBL was 35-year JBL veteran Mark Gander. Gander noted, “This is the fifth loudspeaker to be inducted into the TEC Hall of Fame with components designed by Jim Lansing. His loudspeaker design innovations were seminal to virtually all aspects of recorded and reproduced sound, and we at JBL are proud to carry on his traditions and embody his spirit of innovation in more

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The Conga Room at LA Live Turns Up the Beat With JBL Loudspeaker System

The Conga Room is Los Angeles’ number one Latin music venue, hosting top performers from around the world and offering a diverse range of Latin, world beat, urban, jazz, rock en Español and pop/rock. Located in the LA Live downtown entertainment district, The Conga Room recently upgraded its audio system with the installation of a complete JBL loudspeaker system comprised of VP (Venue Performance), VerTec and VRX Series loudspeakers.

Owned by celebrities including Jimmy Smits, Jennifer Lopez, Paul Rodriguez, will.i.am and others, The Conga Room combines musical excitement with style, sophistication and fine dining. When the owners decided to upgrade the audio system, they turned to Sound Image of Escondido, California for the audio system design and installation, in collaboration with AVS Production Group of the Bronx, NY. Both companies have 60 years combined experience in providing sound for stadiums, clubs, museums, houses of worship and other large venues.
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Harman IDX Information Delivery System Provides Comprehensive Life Safety Solution Fronted By Best In Class Airport FIDS Software

Providing systems integrators in the European transportation and infrastructure markets with a robust, high-performing life safety paging system with airport Flight Information Display System (FIDS) software, Harman Professional’s IDX Information Delivery System today made its European debut at ISE 2011. Capitalizing on the advanced design capabilities of Harman’s HiQnet™ System Architect™ and coupling that with paging specialist Com-Net Software’s ECLIPSX FIDS, the co-developed Harman IDX System features Crown CTs, and BSS London technologies. The combined result is great sounding, highly reliable audio networks with application-engineered interfaces and control in a versatile, cost-efficient package.

According to Van Williamson, Sales & Marketing Manager Commercial Systems, Harman Professional, IDX provides European integration professionals with an array of attractive features and benefits that, essentially, deliver the best of both worlds. “IDX builds on the best-performing audio components and software and the transportation community’s justifiably-preferred interface and software. We look forward to working with more

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