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SmithsonMartin Inc. Appoints Josh Davis as Canadian Sales Manager

Toronto, June 20, 2012 —Mississauga, Ontario based SmithsonMartin Inc. has announced the appointment of Josh Davis to the position of Canadian Sales Manager. In his new role, Davis will be responsible for all Canadian sales activities for SmithsonMartin, reporting directly to CEO Alan Smithson.

A graduate of Fanshaw Colleges Music Industry & Audio Program and aspiring Electronic Dance Music producer, Davis has quickly become an expert with leading software tools such as Ableton, ProTools and other DAW platforms. “Josh has an uncanny ability to learn software rapidly, but more importantly, can impart that knowledge to our customers,” commented SmithsonMartin CEO, Alan Smithson.

Among his first responsibilities was attending the Music Industry Association of Canada / Professional Audio & Lighting (MIAC/PAL), recently held in his native Mississauga, Ontario.

“Josh is a musician first and sales person second,” Smithson continued. “His easy-going nature was one of they key reasons we hired him. He tries to help our customers rather than simply sell them. This makes our customers feel like part of the Emulator family,” continued Smithson.

SmithsonMartin is the market leader in touch interface control systems for Video, Lighting, DJ and Recording Studio software.

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Sennheiser Appoints Andrew Kornstein as House of Worship Market Development Manager

Old Lyme, CT – June 15, 2012: Audio specialist Sennheiser [InfoComm 2012 booth C9736] announced that Andrew Kornstein has been appointed to the position of House of Worship Market Development Manager, effective immediately. In his new position, Kornstein will be responsible for identifying and driving opportunity for Sennheiser in the U.S.-based HOW (House of Worship) market. He will report directly to Dawn Birr, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Integrated Systems, Sennheiser.

Kornstein, who brings eight years of HOW A/V experience to his new role at Sennheiser, has applied his expertise at a broad range of worship environments, including mega-churches. As Worship Market Development Manager, he will be tasked with raising awareness of Sennheiser’s product line within the HOW market as well as engaging churches and worship facilities to help them find Sennheiser products to improve their overall ministry and worship experience.

“Andrew comes to us with several years of HOW audio and business experience. We are pleased to have him join the Sennheiser team,” Birr commented. “I believe our HOW end-user customers will find Andrew to be both very capable and personable. Additionally, he brings incredible enthusiasm to his role, which I believe our customers will find inspiring.”

Kornstein, who will be based out of Kansas City, MO, has been using Sennheiser products in HOW environments for many years and is very familiar with the entire product line. “I believe in Sennheiser products,” stated Kornstein. “They have always been my preferred product of choice in both microphone and wireless applications, and I have firsthand experience of their quality and performance in many different worship scenarios.

“I am very interested in not only raising awareness of Sennheiser in the entire church market, but also in helping communicate how Sennheiser solutions can improve the overall worship experience,” he continued.

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Andrew Kornstein, House of Worship Market Development Manager, Sennheiser

Italian loudspeaker manufacturer K-array introduces new Redline, Kobra, Python and KMT Series at InfoComm 2012

Las Vegas – June 14, 2012: Audio specialist Sennheiser [InfoComm 2012 booth C9736] announces several new product lines from its distributed brand K-array. Manufactured and designed in Italy, K-array loudspeaker solutions are quickly becoming top choices of integrators and contractors for their space-saving designs and remarkable sound and performance. K-array’s newest additions to its portfolio of professional, high-quality loudspeakers include the Python and KMT Series for professional and install applications, the KB1R portable speaker solution, and new Redline and Kobra Series models.

New additions to K-array’s Redline Series of portable, self-powered speaker systems
The new Redline Series models — KR102, KR202 and KR402 – feature exciting updates to both the mid-hi line-array elements and powered subwoofers. The system now offers variable beam functionality and improved hardware and accessories. Each system features two channels of class D amplification housed in the subwoofer. The rear panel provides input for a balanced line signal, balanced microphone signal with phantom power and digital signals in AES/EBU protocol. An integrated touch screen provides intuitive managing and editing of powerful DSP controlling. Each system includes the following:

KR102 ($7,999.95) – Includes a pair of KMT12 (12”) subs each with 2 channels of 1,000 W matched to a KK 102 with (16) 2” neodymium speaker elements.

KR202 ($11,499.95) – Includes a pair of KMT18 (18”) subs each with 2 channels of 1,000 W matched to two KK102 mid-high arrays. A coupling assembly allows the speakers to be mounted side-by-side for narrow to wide coverage. (Shipping fall 2012)

KR402 ($15,499.95)- Includes a pair of KMT21 (21”) subs each with 2 channels of 2,000 W matched to two KP102 mid-high arrays. A coupling assembly allows the speakers to be mounted side-by-side for narrow to wide coverage.

KK52 and KK102 added to K-array’s Kobra Series of compact, powerful, passive speakers
The new K-array Kobra Series now offer variable beam functionality with 2-inch drivers housed in an elegant and sturdy stainless steel chassis. The 50-cm. KK52 ($1,249.95) and 100-cm. KK102 ($2,229.95) are compatible with a variety of rigging accessories for vertical and horizontal line-array configurations to satisfy many different venue requirements during temporary and permanent installations. Integrating one of the Redline series powered subwoofers (KMT12, KMT18, KMT21), or KA series amplifiers, with specific presets for the KK52 or KK102, ensures excellent coverage of the entire musical frequency range. Both systems are available in black or white.

Introducing the K-array Python Series: powerful and ultra-compact passive speaker solutions

The all new K-array Python Series features 3-inch drivers with variable beam functionality housed in an elegant and sturdy stainless steel chassis. The 50-cm. KP52 ($1,499.95) and 100-cm. KP102 ($2,599.95) provide excellent vocal intelligibility and response down to 150 Hz. Both are compatible with K-array KA series installed amplifiers and KMT series subwoofers. They are available in black or white and are ideal for theaters, clubs, houses of worship and more.

Announcing the K-array KMT multi-task subwoofer series
The new KMT multi-task subwoofer series features class D amplifiers, with a dedicated amplifying channel that supports varying speaker configurations, including single mid-high modules (K-array Kobra and Python series), multiple line arrays, or the passive version of an additional bass module. The rear panel provides input for a balanced line signal, a balanced microphone signal with phantom power, digital signals in AES/EBU protocol and on an XLR for ease of cabling. An integrated touch screen provides intuitive managing and editing of powerful DSP controlling. The line comprises the following:

KMT12 ($2,399.95)- Redline series “multi-task” powered 12” subwoofer with integrated DSP, touch panel and powered output (also to be available as a passive version in fall 2012, $1,299.95)

KMT18($2,699.95) – Redline series “multi-task” powered 18” subwoofer with integrated DSP, touch panel and powered output (also to be available as a passive version, $1,599.95, both expected to ship fall 2012)

KMT21($4,199.95) – Redline series “multi-task” powered 21” subwoofer with integrated DSP, touch panel and powered output (also to be available as a passive version in fall 2012, $2,449.95)

During InfoComm, K-array will also preview its upcoming additions to the KMT subwoofer series. It will also show the KB1R powered speaker, ideal as an extension to the KB1 portable speaker system. These new products are expected to ship this fall. K-array will be demoing these and other products during exhibit hours at InfoComm in Audio Demo Room N119 (Sennheiser).

Software module for media control of Sennheiser ADN conference system

Las Vegas, June 13, 2012– A software module for media control is now available free of charge for Sennheiser’s [InfoComm 2012 booth C9736] highly successful Audio Distribution Network (ADN) conference system: ‘ADN Crestron Module’ provides easy and individual control solutions.

The ‘ADN Crestron Module’ for Sennheiser’s conference system is easy to use and highly practical due to its modular principle. Users can benefit from all the features offered by ADN, from controlling the volume of the delegates’ units to setting up an entire conference. Customers are able to design the program individually according to their preferences and requirements.

Sennheiser developed the software module in collaboration with control technology experts Crestron. The new software module is available free of charge to all authorized Crestron dealers, integrators and partners, and can be downloaded here.

Sennheiser unveils first AVB microphone

Las Vegas, June 13, 2012 – Sennheiser [InfoComm 2012 booth C9736] has chosen the InfoComm show to unveil its first microphone that employs groundbreaking Audio Video Bridging (AVB) technology. The audio specialist is one of the first companies to use this technology in a product, proving that the AVB networking standard is no longer a distant dream.

As a technology leader, Sennheiser has always had a decisive influence on designing the audio world. With the development of the first AVB microphone, the family-owned company is showcasing the application of the new networking standard at this year’s InfoComm in Las Vegas. “We are convinced that AVB will play a major role in the future,” said Sennheiser product manager Kai Tossing. “That’s why we are especially pleased to be able to present the first Sennheiser microphone with AVB technology at this year’s show.”

New technology meets proven audio quality
Sennheiser’s AVB microphone was developed as part of a study. At the moment, it is still a prototype and will not be available in this form as a product in the market. Nevetheless, as the successful outcome of a product study, it proves that Sennheiser’s renowned audio quality can be transmitted into a digital Ethernet network without problems. The microphone also demonstrates that AVB technology already functions as a network technology for tomorrow.

Visitors can experience the Sennheiser AVB microphone in action on the stage in the AVnu Pavillon. More examples can be found at the Sennheiser booth.

Advancing the AV industry with AVB
Sennheiser is a member of the AVnu Alliance, an industry forum dedicated to the advancement of professional-quality audio video. Its key objective is to establish Audio Video Bridging (AVB) as a standard technology for A/V applications such as microphones, loudspeakers, laptops, beamers and many other devices.

Visit Sennheiser at the InfoComm show in the Audio Pavilion, Booth C9736, or in the AVnu Pavilion.

Sennheiser enhances guided tour offerings with Tourguide 1039 system

Las Vegas – June 11, 2012 – Audio specialist Sennheiser [InfoComm 2012 booth C9736] introduces its new Tourguide 1039 system for guided tour, interpreting and assistive listening applications. Users of this new professional receiver will benefit from reliable RF wireless transmission, easy operation and exceptional audio quality.

Reliable transmission
“Today, professional users are faced with expanding content demands in an increasingly crowded wireless environment. To meet this challenge, Tourguide 1039 offers the widest tuning bandwidth on the market,” explained Vanessa Jensen, Senior Product Specialist for Integrated Systems at Sennheiser’s U.S. headquarters. “Tourguide 1039 offers up to 75 MHz of tunable frequencies, allowing users to transmit as many as 32 channels of simultaneous content, all with exceptional audio quality.” The Tourguide EK 1039 portable receiver utilizes Adaptive Diversity to enhance reception reliability.

High audio quality
An excellent audio frequency response of a full 25–15,000 Hz gives the receiver a very natural, high-quality sound reproduction. “Assistive listening installations in theaters or music venues will benefit from this excellent audio quality,” Jensen added.

Simple operation
Time is always an invaluable resource, especially when preparing an event or a guided tour. To streamline setup, the EK 1039 is fitted with a Copy function. Once one receiver has been programmed, its settings can easily be transmitted via infrared to the other receivers. To allow for easy recognition and assignment to the listeners, the channels of the Tourguide EK 1039 receiver can be given a name, for example, “French” or “Spanish.” This channel name is part of the data that can be copied from receiver to receiver.

To fully utilize the EK 1039’s wide switching bandwidth, transmitters from the 2000 series are the ideal complement. Transmitters from the evolution wireless G3 series are also compatible (reducing the effective switching bandwidth to 42 MHz). The EK1039 ships with the BA 2015 rechargeable battery back, but can also be powered by standard AA batteries. Thanks to a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, the EK 1039 can be used with a wide range headphones or earphones. The receiver can also be combined with Sennheiser’s induction accessories for the hearing impaired.

Complete solutions for museums, companies, theme parks and tradeshows
Tourguide 1039 joins Sennheiser’s guidePORT and Tourguide 2020-D systems, which offer customized solutions for guided tour applications. guidePORT can lead users through museums or exhibits on its own; identifiers or induction loops automatically trigger audio information that corresponds to the physical exhibit or video. The user can also access data via the keypad by entering the number of the appropriate station on the tour. Tourguide 2020-D digital audio system can be used as a tourguide or translation system for conferences or as an assistive hearing device in theaters or other facilities. Six to eight channels can be used simultaneously. The full package includes a case for charging and transporting all components.

About Sennheiser
Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Conn. Sennheiser’s pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Sennheiser Presents the K-array Demo Room at InfoComm 2012

Las Vegas – June 6, 2012: Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it will host a demo room during InfoComm 2012 featuring brand new product offerings from its premium distributed brand, Italian loudspeaker manufacturer K-array. The demo room, which is open to all InfoComm attendees, will include the full line of K-array products including the concert speakers, portable speaker systems and installed sound speakers. In addition to the new portable Redline series models, new speaker solutions for install will be showcased.

In between the K-array sessions, Sennheiser will conduct personalized demos of its Audio Distribution Network (ADN), Tourguide EK1039 and wireless microphone systems.

Participants who register in advance will receive a free K-array ecodock, a compact, wireless, battery-free loudspeaker designed for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S which offers an added 10 dB to calls and music. Attendees are also encouraged to visit the Sennheiser booth to preview new Sennheiser and K-array products, and experience an innovative, all-new concept product from Sennheiser.

• When:
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 through Friday, June 15, 2012
between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
(Register for your preferred time slot at www.sennheiserusa.com/infocommdemo)

• Where:
Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Road
Audio Demo Room N119 (Sennheiser)
Las Vegas, NV 89109

• Who should attend:
- Live sound professionals
- System integrators
- Contractors
- Consultants
- Anyone with a need for sophisticated speaker technology

For more information and to register, please visit www.sennheiserusa.com/infocommdemo

About K-array
The incredibly thin and lightweight K-array loudspeakers are manufactured in
Italy and distributed in the U.S. and Canada exclusively by Sennheiser. Despite their small size, K-array speakers deliver impressive power and sound quality for small, me-dium and large-scale applications, including touring, special events, installed sound and broadcast. For more information, please visit www.k-array.com.

About Sennheiser
Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Conn. Sennheiser’s pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Sennheiser’s Professional System Division Names B&H Photo Video “Dealer of the Year” for Third Year in a Row

bh_sm.jpgOLD LYME, Conn. – May 30, 2012: The U.S. subsidiary of headphone and microphone manufacturer Sennheiser named B&H Photo Video its 2011 dealer of the year for excellent sales, customer support and comprehension of Sennheiser’s diverse line of professional audio systems and solutions.

“We are pleased to announce B&H as Dealer of the Year, Professional Systems,” said Jeff Alexander, vice president of sales and marketing for Sennheiser Electronic Corporation’s professional systems division. “Having achieved Dealer of the Year for three years in a row is quite an accomplishment. B&H remains an incredible resource to the professional audio community and is known for having one of the easy-to-use websites in the industry. We congratulate their entire team for their continued success and for their incredible ongoing customer commitment.”

“We are extremely pleased to receive the Dealer of the Year Award from our more

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Sennheiser Partners with Channel IQ to Implement Dealer Verification Badges for its Network of Authorized E-commerce Dealers

Old Lyme, Conn., May 30, 2012: Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it has partnered with channel management solutions developer Channel IQ to implement an innovative badging program for its network of authorized e-commerce dealers beginning this month. The program provides assurance to consumers that they are purchasing genuine Sennheiser products from an authorized dealer.

The authentication system, developed by Channel IQ with cooperation from Sennheiser, provides ‘instant dealer verification badges’ on authorized e-commerce sites, thereby adding an extra layer of protection for consumers during the online purchasing process. The badging system also enables Sennheiser to more effectively implement pricing controls, while mitigating the potential for grey market and counterfeit activity.

“By partnering with Channel IQ on this authentication program, we are able to tighten our distribution network while providing assurance to our loyal customers that they are purchasing genuine Sennheiser products,” commented Bill Whearty, vice president of sales and marketing for Sennheiser’s U.S. Retail division. “This is a tool that will help protect our premium brand image, while providing consistency in pricing among our valued dealer network.”

Sennheiser is an early adopter of the new Channel IQ program, which is beneficial to both consumers and dealers. The dealer verification badges — which provide third party indemnification to the consumer at the SKU level — each contain a unique serial number that changes any time a page is refreshed and cannot be copied.

“Channel IQ has a longstanding relationship with Sennheiser on minimum advertised pricing (MAP) violations and monitoring, and they were the first to step forward and implement this progressive program,” commented Jeff Messer, general manager, brand protection services, Channel IQ. “Consumers want to know that they are purchasing products through a secure and trusted partner. This program not only provides that confidence, but also adds legitimacy and authenticity to a dealer’s online shopping cart. It is a win-win for the consumer, the dealer and Sennheiser.”

Sennheiser is a world leading manufacturer of high performance and best-selling headphones and microphones, considered indispensable among music lovers, audiophiles, recording studios, sound professionals, custom installers and home theater enthusiasts. Sennheiser products feature superb sound reproduction quality, making them the first choice for many high-profile recording artists.

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Influential Tech Brand BGR Brings Production Integrity to the Fore with Sennheiser Wireless Mics as it Debuts The BGR Show

Old Lyme, CT – May 24, 2012— For six years, BGR (Boy Genius Report) has been a primary destination for consumers to get a first glimpse at breaking news and cutting-edge consumer products in the tech space. For BGR, one of the most prominent tech and mobile sites in the world, quality is key. Now, as it is making new forays into video, BGR has turned to Sennheiser for the best possible audio.

BGR, which was originally founded under the precept of providing viewers with not only the latest tech and product news but also leading commentary and insights from industry influencers and tastemakers, is focused on quality rather than quantity when creating content for its viewers.

Therefore, as it launches The BGR Show, a weekly video report that looks at the different ways technology has permeated our daily lives through the lens of manufacturers, celebrities, personalities and executives, BGR has armed its production team with a fleet of DSLR cameras coupled with Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 wireless microphone systems. The BGR Show debuts on BGR.com on May 31st.

“Most devices that are connected to the Internet these days — whether they are laptops, monitors or headphones, wired or wireless — are capable of delivering a high quality experience to people,” commented Jonathan Geller, President and Editor-In-Chief of BGR.com. “In terms of production quality, we wanted to partner with Sennheiser to make sure that everything we did with audio was to the highest standard.”

“Regardless of where we are capturing the content, Sennheiser’s microphones and wireless equipment play a fundamental role in this process,” he continued. Sennheiser’s wireless expertise regularly contributes to the success of events such as The Super Bowl, The Grammy Awards® and many other major broadcast productions.

The BGR Show is being launched in partnership with Pharrell Williams and Google and will cover the latest tech and lifestyle products, while featuring prominent celebrities, executives, and other influencers. Ken “Duro” Ifill, a Grammy winning mixer & producer who has worked alongside chart topping artists such as Jay-Z, The Beastie Boys, Usher, Mariah Carey and many others will be co-executive producing the show alongside Geller.

Video content will be capturing using Canon’s DSLR family, which provides both image quality and editing flexibility and the audio will be captured with Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 wireless microphone and transmitter sets, which provide not only outstanding audio quality but also ruggedness and reliability in the field.

For more information on The BGR Show, please visit http://www.bgr.com/2012/05/21/presenting-the-bgr-show/.

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