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Listen Technologies Now Shipping Australian-Version 150 MHz FM Products

Listen Technologies 150 MHz FM system for Australia

Bluffdale, Utah, USA — Listen Technologies has announced immediate availability of a full range of FM products to accommodate the auditory needs of the Australian market. Operating in the 150 MHz range, these products offer solutions for language interpretation and/or assistive listening for theaters, boardrooms, meeting/training facilities and houses of worship. The products are also appropriate for tour group communication for factories, museums, historic buildings, outdoor excursions and training facilities. more

Listen Technologies Dives Into Social Media

Bluffdale, Utah, USA — Listen Technologies Corporation has embraced social media as a means of reaching out to all aspects of the AV industry including end users, dealers, consultants and colleagues. The company is using Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and WordPress blog postings to communicate news, ideas, product information, events, customer stories and more.

“The use of social media allows us to communicate on a more informal basis with customers and colleagues, and it breaks down some of the barriers in reaching people,? said Cory Schaeffer, VP of Sales and Marketing at Listen. “While traditional forms of corporate communication are still vital, they don’t normally allow the personality of our company to shine through. The informal nature of Facebook and other social media allows us to post information in a casual way, as if we were speaking directly to a friend.?

Ms. Schaeffer also noted that the instantaneous nature more

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Alcorn McBride Welcomes Loren Barrows to Team

Loren Barrows, new manager of Business Development at Alcorn McBride

Orlando, Florida — Alcorn McBride, Inc. has announced the hiring of Loren Barrows to manage new business development.

Loren’s position bridges the gap between marketing and sales. She will identify new markets for Alcorn McBride products, and also help existing customers discover new capabilities in the products they already know and love. In addition, Loren will provide the engineering department with customer feedback about new products and features. more

Listen Technologies Instrumental in Utah AV Week Proclamations

Cory Schaeffer of Listen Technologies, with the Utah Governor’s AV Week declaration

(September 25, 2009) Bluffdale, Utah, USA — Listen Technologies Corporation today announced that the week of October 18-24, 2009 has been proclaimed “AV Week? by both the Governor of Utah and the Salt Lake County Mayor. Both proclamations state the impact of the audiovisual industry on everyday lives, noting AV applications in architecture, medicine, government proceedings, education, entertainment and business.

“The general public may not be aware of the everyday benefits provided to them by the AV industry,? said Cory Schaeffer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Listen. “We at Listen feel that AV Week is a great way to raise awareness of our industry and to spark interest in careers in AV.? Listen has scheduled educational and entertainment events throughout the week including a webinar, an “AV Jeopardy? event more

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Alcorn McBride ShowTouch Now Shipping

Orlando, Florida — Alcorn McBride is now shipping ShowTouch, a rugged touchpanel incorporating Alcorn McBride’s exclusive Touch user interface designer for the company’s V16 Pro show controller. Offering a user-friendly drag and drop utility, the Touch designer allows users to design full-featured touchscreen user interfaces for show or media control applications of any size. Its platform includes a large library of virtual switches, buttons, indicators and displays. Touch allows the user interface to obtain real-time information from the show controller; it also allows the interface programming to be archived and retrieved from the controller which makes it simple to add a new touchscreen interface to the network. more

Alcorn McBride Compact HD Video Player Now Available

DVM-8400HD

Orlando, Florida — Alcorn McBride is now shipping the Digital Video Machine HD™, a high definition video player designed for maximum reliability under challenging conditions. Offering up to 40Mbps maximum playback rate in a compact chassis that contains no moving parts, the DVM-8400HD provides superb video quality for a wide variety of applications including theme parks, cruise ships, transportation, museums and display kiosks. more

SoundTube Names New Representatives in Two Territories

PARK CITY, UT – SoundTube Entertainment, the leading manufacturer of high-performance commercial sound systems, has announced the appointment of new manufacturers’ representatives for the North Central and Rocky Mountain territories. Excellence Marketing will represent SoundTube in Minnesota, North Western Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota; Warren Associates will cover Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, eastern Montana, and El Paso, Texas. Warren Associates/Pacific Coast AV also represents SoundTube in Northern California. more

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Dugan Announces Firmware Updates For Automatic Mixing Controller Models E and E-1

San Francisco, California — Dan Dugan Sound Design has released firmware updates containing new internal programs for the Model E and Model E-1 Automatic Mixing Controllers. Dugan says the updates contain an important “bug fix? as well as improved routines for connecting to a computer. more

SP Controls Offers Customized Web-Based Training Opportunities

South San Francisco, CA – SP Controls is now offering customized webinars for product training, technical training and CTS certification credits.

Webinars are set up individually based on customer requests and range from end-user training on the setup and use of products to in-depth technical training on integration of SP Controls products in a facility. “It’s a great way to train people without the cost and expense of bringing everyone to a centralized location,? says Paul Rhoda, SP Controls’ Director of Technical Sales. Technical training sessions qualify for CTS credit; one hour’s worth of training earns one unit of CTS credit. more

SP Controls Announces Classroom Technology Enhancement Grant Program

South San Francisco, CA – SP Controls has announced a grant program for educational institutions, with selected schools/universities receiving SP Controls AV device control systems at no charge (including installation if needed). more

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