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Cobalt Digital Introduces Card-Based Solution For Distribution of MADI Signals

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Urbana, IL (July 8, 2011) – Cobalt Digital (www.CobaltDigital.com), manufacturer of award-winning 3G/HD/SD conversion gear, has announced the launch of its 9257 1×9 MADI audio distribution amplifier. The new card-based solution provides a quick and easy way to transport audio between vehicles without the need for fiber. Up to 20 input channels of the scalable DA, developed for the openGear® open-architecture platform, can be installed in one frame, making it ideal for the limited space available in mobile production trucks.

“The 9257 is another example of Cobalt’s quick response to customer’s requests,? said Chris Shaw, senior vp of sales and marketing. “Our customers wanted more versatility, specifically the ability to receive MADI signals from another truck without fiber and without degradation. This card allows multiple signal copies to be reclocked, thereby preserving signal integrity and enabling a longer more

FSR Names The Farm “Super Rep Of The Year”

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Orlando, FL — FSR, manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, has singled out The Farm as “Super Rep of the Year? for outstanding performance in all three categories: Metal, Electronics, and Matrix. The annual honor was bestowed upon the Northern California firm at FSR’s Representative meeting during InfoComm 2011 in Orlando, Florida.

“Criteria for ‘Rep of the year’ is based upon performance versus quota,? explained Jan Sandri, FSR’s president. “And while all our representatives are exceptional and we are fortunate to work with all of them, this year The Farm nailed it in every category. We are very pleased to consider them an important part of the FSR family.?

The Farm is a professional manufacturers representative firm specializing in technical sales and marketing of high quality commercial AV products. The Company ranks more

FSR Takes Home 2011 BEST Product Award From Commercial Integrator

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MANUFACTURER’S CB SERIES OF CEILING BOXES RECEIVES TOP HONORS IN CABINETS, FURNITURE, RACKS, MOUNTS & CASES CATEGORY

Orlando, FL – FSR’s CB series of ceiling boxes took top honors from Commercial Integrator in the publication’s inaugural CI BEST (Best Electronic Systems Technologies) Product Awards. The manufacturer received the nod in the “Cabinets, Furniture, Racks, Mounts & Cases? category at a ceremony at InfoComm 2011, the trade show that showcases the latest technologies in the information communications and systems integration industries.

“CI prides itself on helping integrators make good business decisions — like choosing products that save installation time and offer unique performance features,” states Tom LeBlanc, editor in chief, Commercial Integrator. “We think the CI BEST winners can give our readers a competitive advantage.”

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FSR To Sponsor Industry Concert At InfoComm 2011 Featuring Drunk Unkles

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FSR TO SPONSOR INDUSTRY CONCERT AT INFOCOMM 2011 FEATURING DRUNK UNKLES

Woodland Park, NJ — FSR will sponsor the InfoComm concert that promises to rock the house. The charity event, to be held on June 16th from 9-11 at B.B. King’s Restaurant and Blues Club, will feature the industry’s own blues band – Drunk Unkles – and will raise money for the NSCA Education Foundation. FSR, long time patron of both the band and the cause, is demonstrating its support by serving as a Bronze Sponsor.

“I’ve had the pleasure and privilege of working with the Unkles as an individual and as a representative of FSR for over two decades,? stated Jan Sandri, FSR president. “They’re not only a hugely talented group, but their generosity has helped escalate the industry’s level more

FSR Supports NSCA Members

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Reception To Recognize Women Of The Industry To Be Held During InfoComm 2011

NSCA announced that FSR will sponsor its annual Women in NSCA Reception at InfoComm 2011. FSR is celebrating its 30th anniversary in business this year and continues its support of the integration community by sponsoring the important event.

“Women play a vital role in our industry, and I’m thrilled that the NSCA recognizes their contributions,? stated Jan Sandri, FSR president. “We are pleased to sponsor this unique gathering of female talent.”

Once again, NSCA will have a significant presence at the annual InfoComm industry trade show, June 11-17 in Orlando, Florida. The “Women in NSCA? Reception sponsored by FSR will be held in the NSCA Zone, booth #543, from 3-4 p.m. on June 15.

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FSR To Launch Audio Amplifier Range At InfoComm 2011

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ADDITION TO INTELLI-TOOLS FAMILY ADDRESSES SMALL VENUE NEEDS

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Woodland Park, NJ – FSR, manufacturer of a wide variety of audio / video products, has announced that it will launch its new IT-A25 audio amplifiers, the latest addition to the Company’s Intelli-Tools family, at InfoComm 2011. Designed to deliver great performance and versatility at an affordable price, the two-model series is perfect for small venue audio power applications such as boardrooms, houses of worship, control rooms, classrooms, libraries and staging and rental organizations.

The IT-A25-M70 Mono Amp provides either a 4-8 ohm speaker output or a 70V line output at 25W RMS. The IT-A25 Stereo Amp delivers a 25W/CH output at 8 ohms and can be bridged to drive a 4 ohm load at 50 watts. Both models support Pro and Consumer Audio more

FSR To Celebrate 30th Year Serving AV Industry At InfoComm 2011

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CAKE CUTTING CEREMONY TO COMMEMORATE MILESTONE

Woodland Park, NJ – FSR will be celebrating its 30th anniversary at InfoComm 2011! The New Jersey-based manufacturer has announced plans to host a reception at 11 AM on Thursday, June 16th in Booth # 1343 to commemorate three decades of successfully supplying the audio / video, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets with a full array of AV equipment, including switching and control products, and connectivity boxes.

Founded in 1981 by Bill Fitzsimmons, Jan Sandri, and Charles Rodriguez, FSR was established to fill the AV industry’s need for control modules and subsequently expanded with a suite of metal products specifically addressing the AV market. “Charles, then owner of AV Services – an NY/NJ-based AV integration company – partnered with the extremely talented engineer Bill Fitzsimmons and more

FSR To Showcase Affordable Fingertip Room Control System and Dual-Rated Ceiling Box Series at InfoComm 2011

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InfoComm Booth # 1343

Woodland Park, NJ — FSR, manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, will showcase their affordable Flex-LT self-contained room control system, and their dual-rated ceiling boxes at InfoComm 2011. Both product lines will be demonstrated in FSR’s booth # 1343 beside the Company’s wide variety of table, wall and floor boxes, popular Pathfinder line of matrix switchers, Twister Pro transmission systems, and expanded IPS line of instant connectivity.

FLEX-LT Room Control System
FSR’s award-winning FLEX-LT room control system will comprise the heart of the Company’s display with its vast number of features, ability to operate a full-range of AV equipment with simple fingertip operation, and appealing price point. The versatile unit mounts in a wall or sits on a surface to present an operator-friendly color touch screen. Non-technical users more

BHV Broadcast Callisto Micro Switcher Wins Over Onstage Video

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Owslebury, UK (5 April 2011) – After a comprehensive search and evaluation process, Onstage Video – a London-based live event production company – selected BHV Broadcast’s Callisto Micro sub-miniature broadcast SDI switcher for its RealLive multi-camera production system. P. Julian Hiorns, BHV Broadcast’s managing director, announced the sale from headquarters in Owslebury, UK.

“I shopped for a suitable switcher for six months and very nearly purchased a competitor’s four channel unit with an HD option – until I sampled the BHV Callisto Micro at IBC 2010,? said Nigel Wilson, director of Onstage Video. “The compact Callisto won me over. It is well designed by a company that obviously knows the functions a VM needs to perform successfully. Although it is SD, its simplicity, feature set, and affordability are all very appealing. I didn’t want to pay for a more

WGBH Upgrades To Robotics With Shotoku Broadcast Systems

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DUAL ROBOTIC/MANUAL CONTROL AND USER FRIENDLY GUI ATTRACT PREEMINENT PBS STATION TO SHOTOKU

Staines, UK (March 23, 2011) – Shotoku Broadcast Systems has supplied a six-channel remotely controlled camera configuration to WGBH Boston – America’s preeminent public broadcaster and producer for PBS – as part of the station’s upgrade to a sophisticated robotic solution. The system was installed in WGBH’s studios located at One Guest Street, Boston, MA. James Eddershaw, Shotoku’s sales director made the announcement from the Company’s European headquarters in Staines, UK.

“We were particularly pleased to be chosen to supply robotic camera systems to WGBH, who’s highly regarded programs are enjoyed right across the United States,? said Eddershaw. “Our TR-8T control systems matched their operational requirements and the TG-19 head is perfect for robotic and manual control of the larger camera configurations they’re using?
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