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Trinity Christian Centre, Singapore Is A New Nighttime Icon with HARMAN’s Martin Professional Lighting

Martin_Trinity CentrePAYA LEBAR, Singapore — In a prominent intersection on the outskirts of Singapore City in Paya Lebar lies the Trinity Christian Centre, Trinity@Paya Lebar. Designed to imitate the vast canyons of the Israeli deserts, the building’s beige-colored facade mimics the folds of the desert landscape and now boasts HARMAN’s Martin Professional lighting.

The original lighting scheme did not live up to Trinity Christian Centre’s aspirations to become a neighborhood nighttime landmark. In fact, even the next-door gas station outshone it and made more of an impact on the surroundings with lights. In consequence, ONG&ONG (Lighting Design) were commissioned to design and implement a new lighting concept for this house of worship.

ONG&ONG (Lighting Design) installed 14 Exterior 400 Image Projectors, 28 Exterior 410 fixtures, all controlled by Martin’s M-PC controller. Inspired by the original visions, ONG&ONG set out to use the light to mimic the hues of colors of the Israeli skies and to tell meaningful stories to the community.

“Our task was to enhance and improve existing architectural features in the night,” said Swee Hong Ong, Director at ONG&ONG (Lighting Design). “To ensure the success of the lighting design we had to conduct various onsite tests and consider the surroundings and conditions before we could propose our idea for the new design. This process is a lot more demanding than designing a new project from scratch.”

After a series of shootouts to test various fixtures from different manufacturers in relation to their wash quality and color rendition, Martin fixtures from the Exterior range were chosen to project the new design onto the facade of the building. The fixtures were mounted on poles, equipped with lenses and glare shields to reach all the folds in the facade and complement the geometry of the architectural surface.

“The Exterior range from Martin proved to have the rich, saturated color wash that we were looking for,” said Ong. “The fixtures are easily controllable and unlike the other fixtures we tested, the exact calibration enables all the fixtures to display the same colors.”

The new lighting design attempts to create a connection between the church and its community. Pre-programmed sequences display messages of faith and joy to spectators, and colors and projected patterns add a dimensionality to the architecture. The animation and vibrancy of the colors mirror the dynamism of the sky.

“Apart from depicting the sky, as an added benefit the color scenes we’ve worked on together with Trinity also works to relate to the events and festivities celebrated by the church,” said Ong. The animated scenes and effects would not have been possible without our great installer, Kurihara Kogyo. We can only be happy with the result we achieved together.”

Against the backdrop of the relatively quiet, semi-industrial surroundings, Trinity has now completed its transformation into a new night-time icon in the neighborhood.

Link to video: http://youtu.be/JBxnmRwHSek

Martin Equipment
1 x M-PC controller;
14 x Exterior 400 Image Projector;
28 x Exterior 410 with snoot kits.

Lighting design: ONG&ONG (Lighting Design)
Martin equipment supply and installation: Kurihara Kogyo Co., Ltd
Lighting programming: Martin Professional Pte Ltd

Photo Credit: Chee Keong Photography

As a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors, Martin lighting and video systems are renowned the world over. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and media servers, as well as a complete line of smoke machines as a complement to intelligent lighting. Martin operates the industry’s most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries. Founded in 1987 and based in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin is the lighting division of global infotainment and audio company HARMAN International Industries. For more information please visit: http://www.martin.com.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.

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Highlands Church Breaks Audio Barriers With HARMAN Soundcraft Vi3000 Digital Console

Scraft_HighlandsChurch copySCOTTSDALE, Arizona – To streamline its Sunday services, rehearsals and weekly events, Highlands Church in Scottsdale recently acquired a HARMAN’s Soundcraft Vi3000 digital console as part of a long-overdue audio equipment upgrade. As the previous system was constrained by its limited capacity, the Church now enjoys a massive amount of channels with the addition of a Soundcraft 64×32 Stagebox, enabling a more refined experience in the 1,500-seat sanctuary.

In addition to the standard house of worship environment, the sanctuary also serves as a rental venue for some local nonprofit groups. To allow better access for volunteers and guest engineers from the local community, Technical Director Luke Taylor chose the Vi3000 console for not only its high channel count, but also its low total cost of ownership and ease of use.

“After the capabilities of the Vi3000 were announced, I became very interested in the console for its value and accessibility of controls,” said Taylor. “We were able to cut out a lot of analog equipment and cables from our inventory, streamlining the whole operation. I especially like hooking up via Dante for multi-tracking, so that we can stream live events on our websites.”

For Taylor, the Vi3000 console stood out from other brands thanks to its straightforward, analog-like design, allowing instant responses for operators. The Vi3000 is loaded with such features as separate output buses on every channel and Soundcraft FaderGlowTM illumination on each fader.

“Since we have a lot of volunteer operators that rotate on a schedule, I really appreciate the fact that I don’t have to tweak settings that are five layers deep anymore like with some of the other boards that I’ve worked with,” said Taylor. “Features like FaderGlow are great shortcuts for newer users and definitely help me train them to become comfortable quickly while using the board. We wanted to see as many channels at one single time in a clear layout, and the Vistonics II™ touchscreen also delivered.”

Besides convenient features, the Vi3000 is renowned for superior sound due to its SpiderCore DSP engine with onboard Lexicon FX processing. “It sounds great,” confirmed Taylor. “I like the preamps and the EQ’s a lot more than some of the competitors. It takes a very short period of time to get everything dialed in and sounding the way I want it during rehearsals.”

For more information on Highlands Church, please visit http://highlandschurch.org

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.

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New Life Restoration Church Chooses Hitachi CP-WX8255A Projector to Light Up its Auditorium Stage

Hitachi NewLifeRestorationBreckenridge, Texas, December 16, 2014 – After a remodeling of the auditorium in the New Life Restoration Church in Breckenridge, Texas, worship leader Van Moore and his colleagues needed a projector upgrade. They found the solution in the Hitachi CP-WX8255A projector. With its high brightness and widescreen capabilities, the CP-WX8255A met all of the needs for the intimate gatherings of the 100-member church.

“We remodeled our auditorium and it had too much ceiling can lighting on the stage,” explained Mr. Moore. “We upgraded our older projector to the brighter Hitachi CP-WX8255A projector that was also native to widescreen. It was just what we needed for our services.”

Finding a projector that had clear and crisp picture in a room that had large amounts of light was difficult. “We worked with ccisolutions.com and rep Dieter Gilkey recommended this specific model based on our needs and lighting requirements,” stated Mr. Moore. “We also received a free additional bulb.”

The projector is in place for many different uses in the auditorium. “We use the projector to display lyrics to songs, videos, sermon notes, Bible verses, and more,” explained Mr. Moore. “As the main projector behind the worship team, it is projected onto a 140-inch diagonal screen for all people to see clearly. We have a very clear picture and no color wash out even when all the lights are on full power.”

Another factor in finding the perfect projector for the auditorium was ease of use. “We like that we can use a remote control from the back of the auditorium to control off/on and menu options, even over 100 feet away,” stated Mr. Moore.

“Lyrics were always viewed well as we dim the lights, but during the times when we weren’t worshipping, the colors were always washed out,” explained Mr. Moore when talking about how the CP-WX8255A has helped better their church services. The Hitachi has much richer color and a much clearer picture in any lighting situation.”

Mr. Moore was not the only one who appreciated the upgrade. “We have had comments from the church community about how much better the color looks! We are very happy with our Hitachi projector.”

For more information on New Life Restoration Church, please visit http://newliferestorationchurch.com

For more information on Hitachi projectors, visit www.hitachi-america.us/projectors

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About Hitachi America, Ltd.

Hitachi America, Ltd. headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and its subsidiary companies offer a broad range of electronics, power and industrial equipment and services, particle beam therapy technologies, automotive products and consumer electronics with operations throughout the Americas. For more information, visit www.hitachi-america.us. For information on other Hitachi Group companies in the United States, please visit www.hitachi.us.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2013 (ended March 31, 2014) totaled 9,616 billion yen ($93.4 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional materials & components, automotive systems, health care and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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The GRAMMY Museum® Adds 200 HARMAN’s AKG Custom Headphones for Exhibits and Programs

AKG_GRAMMYMuseumLOS ANGELES, California – In accordance with its commitment to using world-class technology to educate visitors on the history of all forms of music, The GRAMMY Museum® recently added 200 customized HARMAN’s AKG headphones for its exhibits and programs.

Part of the LA LIVE complex in downtown Los Angeles, The GRAMMY Museum is an interactive celebration of the power of music, occupying four floors and 30,000 square feet of exhibits, interactive experiences and films that provide museum-goers with perspective on the history of music, the creative process, the art and technology of recording, and the history of the GRAMMY® Awards.

To deliver clear and immersive audio to its visitors, The GRAMMY Museum turned to AKG, whose world-class headphones and microphones are used by some of music’s most accomplished artists and producers. In fact, AKG is a GRAMMY winner of its own, earning a Technical GRAMMY in 2010 in recognition of AKG’s contributions to the art and science of music recording and performance through innovation and excellence in product design.

“When The GRAMMY Museum opened in 2008, we outfitted the entire museum with HARMAN Professional audio equipment, and it has been an incredibly successful relationship from the beginning,” said Eric Stock, Senior Manager, Production and Interactive Design for The GRAMMY Museum. “We are happy to continue this relationship with the addition of these custom AKG headphones, which will only add to the interactive experience of the Museum.”

“Given the number of GRAMMY-winning music professionals who have used AKG equipment over the years, and considering AKG’s own Technical GRAMMY in 2010, the history of AKG and the history of popular music go hand in hand,” said Karam Kaul, Director of Marketing for AKG. “We are honored to have so many visitors learning about music history every day through our products, and we hope their use of AKG gives them an even greater understanding of the tools that are used by the best in the business.”

More information on AKG’s products can be found on www.akg.com/pro

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.

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HARMAN’s Studer Comes Dancing at the Tower Ballroom

TX8 LIVE SHOWBLACKPOOL, United Kingdom – When BBC’s flagship Saturday night Strictly Come Dancing entertainment show relocates once a year from Elstree Studios to the coruscating Blackpool Tower Ballroom, all the production infrastructure likewise heads north, with the OB recording trucks set up in a co-opted scanner park. With the hit show now in its 10th year, BBC Studios and Post Production’s Andy Tapley, and lead Sound Supervisor, Tony Revell, evolved an elegant workflow in Blackpool, mixing the show entirely on three HARMAN’s Studer digital consoles. For the first time on a Strictly OB, the topology was based on a conjoined Vista 8 and Vista 5, alongside a Vista 1, which handled the surround sound mix within Red TX’s reconfigured Red II 3D/7.1 OB truck. This also housed a dedicated grams area.

Both the Vista 1 and Vista 5 were provided by Terry Tew Sound & Light, along with 60-70 channels of radio mic and IEMs. Tew also handled RF frequency management.

States Andy Tapley: “Linking the Studer Vista 8 and Vista 5 Cores via HD provided 96 channel tie-lines, as well as 64 bi-directional MADI streams between the Vista 1 and Vista 5; this meant it was easy to sub-mix and main mix between the two.”

Mixing live in the ballroom was FOH sound engineer Nick Cook. Three of the fibre stageboxes were located by the splits for radio mics and band circuits with the fourth assigned to audience mics. (FOH also took its feeds from these splits).

The multis on the OB’s resident Vista 8, operated by Andy Tapley, carried all band, orchestra and music circuits as well as the dancers’ radio mics, while two fibre multis to Tony Revell’s Vista 5 ran 26 audience mics, presenters’, judges’ and vocal mics.

Both stereo mixes and surround mixes were created in the OB. Stems were provided to Sound Supervisor Richard Sillitto who produced a surround mix on the Vista 1 via the Dolby E encoder and Dolby Audio Tool. The resulting downmix was then compared to Tony Revell’s stereo mix. “I could precisely match the stereo dynamics Tony was using by simply interpreting his mix,” states Sillitto. “But the aim of the surround mix is to put everyone in the best seat in the house; it’s why you want to hear the audience around you.”

Running the I/O architecture via optical fibre were four Studer D21m stage boxes — two each assigned to the Vista 5 and Vista 8 where McBusted were joined by Shirley Bassey (plus a 12-piece string section and backing vocals). This was in addition to resident band leader Dave Arch’s 15-piece ensemble, fed via MADI to the Vista 8, which also handled the string submixes. The Vista 5 provided Grams feeds to FOH and monitors (sound beds, voice overs, tracks for McBusted and couples’ rehearsals).

Other add-ons to the sound desk technology proved equally useful in supporting a first class production. For example, ‘Virtual Vista’ was used to build the desks and the Vista ‘Config’ tool used to design the number and type of channels as well as busses and I/Os for each of the three desks.

“This was really the key to enabling the Vista 5 and 8 to link cores,” explained Tapley, “It meant I could build the desk titles with ‘Virtual Vista’ from the comfort of my sofa! It enabled us to drop our Configs into Dropbox and compare tie-lines and MADI routing so that by the time we arrived here we could virtually load the files on USB sticks, and save as snapshots.” These were used to save band and vocal mixes and prefade routings to VT of couples’ mics while dancing. Each snapshot on the Vista 8 fired off a MIDI trigger to the Vista 5 so that the snapshots on each desk would change in unison.

The production team also called on the Studer VistaMix Plus software resource, assigning four separate busses and automixing with the Cedar DNS-8 dialogue noise suppressor. “It makes a huge difference to be able to place the person talking in the centre of the mix and duck any others rather than having something swimming in open PA,” Revell remarked. “Each presenter’s and judge’s mic had it’s own Cedar channel inserted — and this ‘cleaned’ audio was then fed to the VistaMix channel to further improve the signal.”

The eventual mix transmission was sent via MADI to the adjacent CTV OB truck where all vision mixing and VT routing take place.

Tony Revell said: “With this technology, we are able to build the mix accordingly and it is easy because of the MADI connectivity. I can write a custom config for the surround and via an extra MADI card, link all three desks.”

It also enabled the sound supervisor to fire off different reverbs, running QLab on a MacBook Pro, with the ‘Theatre Cue’ list containing the snapshots programmed with MIDI cues.

In summary, both Andy Tapley and Tony Revell say the experience of the conjoined Vista 8 and Vista 5 had been “like having one big desk, requiring just two CAT5 cables to link them. We were able to replicate the studio operation on the OB and it enabled us to concentrate on the content without having to worry about the technical aspects.”

Tony Revell believes that the Studer set up had been given “the biggest workout we’ve ever known,” adding, “to be able to sit down and decide how many channels and mix busses we needed and then customise it for a particular event was really useful.

“It is certainly a huge step forward for us in delivering a show like Strictly live to air from an OB,” he concluded.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.

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Project LA Chooses HARMAN’s Martin Professional to Bring Color and Life to the Party

HIPLA_ProjectLosAngeles_02_140716LOS ANGELES, California — Project LA, located in the heart of Hollywood BLVD in Los Angeles, installed HARMAN’s Martin Professional VC-Strips to bring excitement and energy to the dance floor. The concept of Project LA is an interactive social experience that is all-inclusive, fun, and mesmerizing. The VC-Strips from Martin Professional were installed in the space formerly the home of the Roxbury, an 80’s nightclub that was brought to life in the classic movie ‘A Night at the Roxbury’.

The art of reflection was important in creating the environment Project LA wanted. “The vision for this project was to create an immersive environment which integrated lighting and visuals with complex reflection,” said Vello Virkhaus, CEO, Designer and the creative mastermind behind visual arts studio V Squared Labs. The layout and design of the space consisted of glass mirrored triangles for reflection purposes with the VC-Strips for light. The triangles were installed on the walls and onto the ceiling for a very modern club vibe.

“The VC-Strips provided us excellent flexibility and optimal data and power transport through the strips, reducing the number of power supply and wiring complexity tremendously,” explained Virkhaus. “This combined with the color life calibration and excellence in manufacturing was exactly what we needed to execute Project LA.”

Achieving the goal wasn’t an easy process. There were many challenges along the way. “The most challenging thing was that upon arrival, 70% of the triangles were destroyed from the collapse of the shipping system and a 2,000 plus mile drive rattling sharp corners into faces,” said Virkhaus. “Parts literally rolled out as the truck door opened. Our entire team, including office staff, came to help re-wire.”

Luckily, the VC-Strips managed to survive the rough transportation. “The VC-Strips survived the most intense transport from Florida to LA in which the packing system for our triangles collapsed,” explained Virkhaus. “Very few of the strips bent.”

Project LA is very happy with the final result. Achieving their vision didn’t come without roadblocks, but they worked around it. “Overall I rate the Martin VC-Strips an A+ on performance so far,” said Virkhaus. “The response has been very positive. We have had colleagues and clients both sharing their enthusiasm for our design.”

For more information on V Squared Labs Inc., please visit: www.vsquaredlabs.com

As a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors, Martin lighting and video systems are renowned the world over. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and media servers, as well as a complete line of smoke machines as a complement to intelligent lighting. Martin operates the industry’s most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries. Founded in 1987 and based in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin is the lighting division of global infotainment and audio company HARMAN International Industries. For more information please visit: http://www.martin.com.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.

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HARMAN Professional Audio Supports APEC Welcome Dinner In Beijing

HARMAN_APEC_1BEIJING, China – In an effort to support the most influential economic forum in the Asia-Pacific region, local HARMAN distributor ACE recently provided sound reinforcement for the welcome banquet of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Beijing. ACE supplied a full range of HARMAN audio equipment and technical support, featuring a JBL VTX line array system, Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers, Soundcraft Vi6 mixing consoles, and BSS BLU-800 signal processors.

Ten national Chinese music performances were the highlight of the evening at the Beijing National Aquatics Center (Water Cube), where the banquet was held. Originally used for the 2008 Summer Olympics swimming competitions, the Water Cube is now used for grand theatrical events. On November 10, 2014, it was the perfect venue to welcome international VIPs for the 22nd APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting.

To support this unique event, ACE supplied eight VTX V20 loudspeakers and four VTX S25 subwoofers for the main PA. In addition, ACE also provided 10 VTX F15 loudspeakers, 12 VTX F12 loudspeakers for stage monitoring and distributed fill, complemented by four VTX F18S subwoofers for outfill. The system was powered with 16 Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD and six I-Tech 12000HD amplifiers, and processed with eight BSS BLU-800 signal processors. Finally, at the heart of the audio setup were two Soundcraft Vi6 digital mixing consoles, providing the technicians with a stable and secure mixing process.

The banquet’s dazzling fireworks and lighting effects were matched only by the high performance PA system. Equipped with the revolutionary D2 dual drivers, the VTX V20 loudspeakers pushed clarity to the extremes as they delivered pure and unadulterated high frequencies at any output level. As always, ACE’s outstanding professionalism and seasoned technical team ensured a beautiful audio-visual feast throughout the night.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.

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HARMAN’S AKG Introduces APS4 Antenna Power Splitter

AKG_APS4VIENNA, Austria — Providing even more options for owners of its range of wireless microphone systems, HARMAN’s AKG is introducing the new APS4 antenna power splitter. The APS4 antenna power splitter can be operated in an extended frequency range of 470 to 952 MHz for maximum flexibility and is available for DMS700, WMS4500, WMS470 and WMS420 receivers.

The APS4 features multiple technical improvements including a flat frequency response. It is a wide-band UHF active antenna power splitter that can feed up to four receivers with the RF signal coming from one pair of antennas. It also supplied power to all connected receivers via BNC cables (each of which is individually protected against short-circuits).

Adjustable RF-level attenuation settings guarantee maximum operating distance, even when using difference cable lengths and different types of cables. The APS4 comes in a rugged half-rack metal housing and works with all active and passive AKG antennas available on the market (including the RA4000 B/W, RA4000 W, SRA2 B/W and SRA2 W).

For easy system setup, the APS4 is shipped with additional accessories, including 10 BNC antenna cables (MKPS), plus a rackmount unit (RMU4000) that includes two antenna front-mount cables.

Two rear panel antenna inputs provide a 12 VDC supply voltage for powering up to three active elements per antenna path–for example, one active antenna (RA4000 B/W or SRA2 B/W) and two AB4000 antenna boosters connected to one RF input. Also located on the rear panel are two sets of four BNC antenna output connectors for feeding up to four diversity receivers and two additional antenna outputs for cascading up to three further APS4 devices. Remote power for antennas and receivers makes installation even easier.

The APS4 also features a new black front for a sleeker appearance. APS4 sets are available in four different power supply variants: EU, US, UK or none included.

More information on the APS4 can be found at http://www.akg.com/aps4

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.

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HARMAN’S AKG Microphones and Headphones Get Their Wings At 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship

AKG_RedBullAirRace copyLAS VEGAS, Nevada — The series of eight races at the Red Bull Air Race World Championship Finals in Las Vegas has become the most advanced aerial challenge in the world, a visual spectacle unlike any other with a pulse-pounding combination of high speed, low altitude and extreme maneuverability. HARMAN’S AKG microphones were on the scene to bring spectators the thrills and excitement of the race as it happened, with more than 20 pilots competing at the two-day event.

AKG’s AV100 Noise-Cancelling Aviation Headset endorser Hannes Arch, who finished second in the final standings, could be seen relaxing to music on his K167 TIËSTO headphones.

Live reporters on the racetrack were furnished with HSD271 Professional Headsets with Dynamic Microphone and DMS700 V2 Reference Digital Wireless Microphone Systems. AKG WMS4500 Reference Wireless Microphone Systems were employed for live presentations on the racetrack infield.

Reporters covering the activity at the airport hangars were equipped with AKG PR4500 ENG Reference Wireless ENG/EFP (Electronic News Gathering/Electronic Field Production) Systems for their cameras, and also given HT4500 Wireless Handheld Microphones and IVM4500 IEM In-Ear Monitoring Systems.

At the event’s press conferences the pilots and presenters spoke through AKG CK49 Reference Shotgun Condenser Capsule gooseneck microphones and DMS700 V2 wireless systems.

AKG’s HSD271 professional over-ear closed headsets are an industry standard for intercom, ENG/EFP work and video production. The HSD271 is based on the company’s acclaimed K271 MKII studio headphones, combined with a high-performance dynamic microphone on a flexible arm. The AKG DMS700 V2, WMS4500 and PR4500 ENG wireless microphone systems are designed to deliver pristine, interference-free audio quality, flexibility and noise rejection over long distances in even the most crowded radio environments.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.

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HARMAN’s dbx AFS2 Advanced Feedback Suppression™ Processor Now Shipping

AFS2_FrontSALT LAKE CITY, Utah – HARMAN’s dbx is now shipping its AFS2 Advanced Feedback Suppression Processor, designed to completely eliminate feedback from a PA system. The AFS2 is ideal for bands, DJs, live sound and fixed installation applications and offers a host of upgraded features including a Wizard auto-setup function, a completely re-designed Advanced Feedback Suppression module, and a large LCD display.

Successor to the popular AFS224, the AFS2 provides state-of-the-art feedback elimination, yet is simple to use, thanks to its one-button Wizard function that automates key setup parameters and walks the user through the configuration process. The AFS2 offers a full LCD display and 24 LED meters per channel for setup and monitoring. The AFS2 can be added to a system in minutes, thanks to its easy rear-panel connectivity and its optimized front panel .

The AFS2’s all-new DSP module takes dbx Advanced Feedback Suppression (AFS™) to an entirely new level. This new module provides for faster and more focused filter sets in both fixed and live mode. While 10- and 12-filter feedback-elimination processors are commonplace, the dedicated processor in the AFS2 provides up to 24 programmable filters per channel with filter Qs up to 1/80 of an octave. This level of extreme precision, previously available only in high-end processors, enables the AFS2 to zero in on the exact frequencies needed to attenuate feedback.

“The AFS2 is ideal for installs and live performances where feedback can be one of the most difficult things to deal with when setting up a PA system,” said Jason Kunz, Market Manager, Portable PA and Recording & Broadcast at HARMAN Signal Processing. “The AFS2 is simple to use, yet powerful and flexible enough for elaborate large-scale live sound systems.”

The dbx AFS2 Advanced Feedback Suppression Processor has a suggested retail price of $499.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.

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