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SYMNET PARTIES AT TOP HOTEL

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MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 2010: Ideally located on the most happening strip in Miami Beach, the Gansevoort Miami Beach hotel, spa and resort exudes luxury and high living, with a 55,000 square-foot beach club, an infinity pool, and an eighteen-story rooftop oasis and lounge. Celebrity sightings at Gansevoort Miami Beach are so common that they have become, in a sense, part of the aesthetic. Gansevoort Miami Beach is also surrounded by businesses and homes, and there has long been a tension between the parties on the roof and consideration for the neighbors. Three years ago, Systems Design & Integration (SDI) built a sound system for the hotel commensurate with its clientele based on Symetrix’ SymNet open-architecture DSP, together with SymNet and Crestron user interfaces. Apart from delivering stunning audio that meshes magically with the décor, the system also reigns in over-exuberance on the volume knob in order to comply more

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HOT HOLIDAY DEALS ON METRIC HALO +DSP

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HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 2010: While some folks hope for warm slippers this holiday season and others wish most ardently for the latest handheld electronics to beam joy into their pockets, the pro audio enthusiast dreams bigger. The good people at Metric Halo understand, and they have announced deep price cuts on a range of +DSP licenses for Metric Halo’s revered interfaces so that gift givers can give more freely. But the givers had best get on it – THE SALE ENDS ON JANUARY 7th, just in time for a long, cold winter. Won’t it be nice to warm up with a frothy cup of cinnamon swirl DSP?

But seriously, Metric Halo interfaces are cherished not only for their first-rate preamps and refreshingly transparent AD and DA conversion, but also for their powerful DSP capabilities. With the +DSP option, more

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METRIC HALO RELEASES FREE UPGRADE (v5.4) FOR MIO CONSOLE SOFTWARE

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HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 2010: Metric Halo, maker of top-tier pro audio interfaces, announces a significant upgrade to its Mobile I/O software, which is freely available for download at the company’s website, www.mhlabs.com. The MIO Console software, which runs on a Macintosh computer, provides a virtual console that configures and controls all internal routing and DSP within Metric Halo’s family of FireWire hardware interfaces. Version 5.4 adds support for infrared remote control and demos of Metric Halo’s popular +DSP upgrade and plug-ins, along with a large number of smaller tweaks and improvements. Most importantly, however, version 5.4 takes MIO’s industry-leading reliability and makes it even more bulletproof.

MIO Console v5.4 breathes life into the infrared receiver on the front panel of the ULN-8 and LIO-8 hardware interfaces, allowing users to control input gains, listening levels, and more using a more

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Sennheiser Conference System Easily Translates Between English and Inuktitut

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KUGAARUK, NUNAVUT – DECEMBER 2010: Home to approximately eight-hundred native Inuit and a handful of southerners, the municipality of Kugaaruk brushes up against the Arctic Ocean, in the far northern Nunavut Territory of Canada. It is the location of Canada’s coldest recorded wind chill (-78 degrees Celsius) and a place where the day is seldom punctuated by a rising or setting sun. It is also the location of very favorable seal hunting and a place where polar bear sightings are commonplace. In their meetings every two weeks, Kugaaruk council members rely on a conference system so that Christopher Amautinuar can translate between English and Inuktitut. Kugaaruk recently replaced an aged and problematic conference system with a new Sennheiser conference system that delivers spoken word with perfect clarity and intelligibility.

Among the regular council members, one speaks only English and three speak more

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PETER STENGAARD SELECTS ATC MONITORS AND BOCK MICROPHONES TO RECORD NEW DONNA SUMMER SONGS

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 2010: Beginning with a string of hits in the 1970s that earned her the title “Queen of Disco,” Donna Summer has earned seventeen Grammy nominations and five wins throughout her career. Her latest chart-topper, 2010′s “To Paris with Love” came on the heels of her performance at The Nobel Peace Prize Concert in honor of President Obama and marks her fifth decade in the limelight. Danish producer, engineer, and songwriter Peter Stengaard (Pussycat Dolls, Jojo, Diane Warren) produced the song using his ATC active monitors to ensure translation wherever the song is played, be it a giant club system or a tiny pair of ear buds. For his forthcoming work with Summer, Stengaard is using a BOCK 507 large diaphragm condenser microphone together with the ATC monitors to highlight the magic of Summer’s timeless voice.

Access to Stengaard’s private home studio comes with his more

SYMETRIX PROMOTES PAUL ROBERTS AND BROOKE MACOMBER

paul_roberts_2010.JPGSEATTLE, WASHINGTON – DECEMBER 2010: Symetrix announces the promotions of Paul Roberts and Brooke Macomber. Roberts, previously the Director of Sales and Marketing, to Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and Macomber, previously Inside Sales and Marketing Manager, to Director of Business Development. Though their contributions are distinct, each has demonstrated uncommon capability and drive, and each will expand their positive impacts on Symetrix in their new roles.

In his new role as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Roberts will spearhead worldwide sales management and policy, personally handle all international sales, manage U.S. regional and international sales representatives, develop corporate marketing and promotion strategies, and oversee the shipping and technical support departments. “I am excited to take on my new and expanded responsibilities,” said Roberts, who has been with the company for ten years. “Symetrix continues to grow, earning the loyalty of more

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YAHOO! SYMETRIX JUPITER TO THE BROADCAST RESCUE

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SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 2010: To maintain its leadership of online content delivery, the Yahoo! sports broadcast facility, which produces original webcasts, including Sunday’s popular “Fantasy Football Live,” recently upgraded its video equipment to high-definition (HD). Top systems integrator, Snader and Associates (San Rafael, California) performed the original upgrade and recently returned and installed two of Symetrix’ new cost-effective ‘zero learning curve’ processors to conquer unforeseen delays in the video signal.

Internet giant Yahoo! continues to define the next generation of online content with a customizable and immersively interactive sports channel commanding the loyalty of millions. Yahoo! coverage of the 2010 Olympics proved even more popular than NBC’s! After the analog sunset switch to HD, latencies in the new system led to unacceptable delays in the video signal relative to the audio signal. The Symetrix Jupiter processors, not only vanquished more

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SYMETRIX JUPITER ‘ZERO-LEARNING CURVE’ SIGNAL PROCESSOR GETS A COURT DATE

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BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA – SEPTEMBER 2010: Headquartered just outside the bustle of Birmingham in Hueytown, Alabama, Data Plus Communications LLC lives up to its name, offering a range of integration and installation services for private, commercial, and government establishments that includes: closed-circuit remote viewing & recording, burglary alarm systems, controlled-access systems, video projection, computer setup, IT networking, web hosting, IP-integrated phone systems, video conferencing, and sound reinforcement, among other things. To avoid spreading its technicians thin, Data Plus Communications turns to technologies that leverage the power of specialization with forward-thinking interfaces that don’t require specialized workshops to understand. The use of Symetrix’ new Jupiter series of “zero-learning curve” audio signal processors, which borrow the “apps” paradigm from Smartphones to make setup tremendously simple, is an excellent case in point. Data Plus Communications recently installed a Jupiter 8 signal processor in a federal courthouse, and word of mouth among the judges in more

SYMETRIX RELEASES JUPITER SOFTWARE VERSION 1.1 SHIPS JUPITER 4 and 12 HARDWARE

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – DECEMBER 2010: Symetrix, Inc. announces software update 1.1 for its revolutionary line of “zero-learning curve” Jupiter digital signal processors. Inspired by the wildly successful ‘apps’ paradigm of smart phones, Jupiter hardware runs pre-configured apps that are downloaded from the Symetrix website to meet the needs of any modest-scale processing and routing situation. The 1.1 update heralds the arrival of Jupiter 4 and Jupiter 12 hardware, adds FIR filters along with new apps that use them, and provides users with a handful of programming and functional refinements.

Jupiter 8 hardware, with eight inputs and eight outputs, has been in the hands (and racks) of happy users for months, while many have been eagerly awaiting the release of Jupiter 4 (four inputs and four outputs) and Jupiter 12 (twelve inputs and four outputs). With the release of Jupiter software 1.1, more

DB AUDIO & VIDEO DESIGNS, INSTALLS MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM AT AWARD WINNING HIGH SCHOOL

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GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 2010: Simply stated, the Lanier Charter Career Academy at The Oaks (The Oaks @ LCCA) is an educational facility that trains high school students in all aspect of the hospitality industry, including cooking, serving, promoting, managing, and financing. The Oaks @ LCCA differentiates itself from the norm by offering its students several hospitality- and service-related businesses that operate for profit; real-world, resume-building experience in the operation of those businesses; and the experience of learning within the latest integrated audio, video, and lighting technologies.

The building, its technologies, and the connection it creates between the local community and its young people have earned The Oaks @ LCCA a prestigious national award (out of hundreds of nominated projects) from the Building of America Network for innovations in education, design, and technologies. H. Lloyd Hill Architects of Gainesville designed the more

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