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InfoComm Connects Building Professionals with CTS Pros

FAIRFAX, VA – October 2, 2008 – InfoComm International, the trade association representing the professional audiovisual industry, has launched a $1.5 million advertising and public relations campaign aimed at educating architects and building professionals about the value of contracting with AV companies employing Certified Technology Specialists. As part of the campaign InfoComm has created a new website, www.ctsforav.com, offering examples of innovative projects that bring together outstanding design with exceptional communications capabilities. An online directory allows building professionals to connect with qualified companies with Certified Technology Specialists on staff – the only audiovisual certification credential that is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). more

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Meyer Sound M1D Bestows Georgia Church with Fitting Sound

georgiachurch.jpgNearly hidden amid a grove of spreading oaks draped with Spanish moss, the new St. Simon’s Island Community Church on the Georgia coast seems to reflect the languid air of the Old South. Inside the church’s 975-seat sanctuary, however, the sturdy old hymns receive decidedly updated arrangements, and are complemented by energetic contemporary praise music. This “joyful noise? certainly benefits from 21st-century technology, including impeccable performance from a highly compact audio system featuring Meyer Sound M1D line array loudspeakers. more

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DUAL ILIVE SYSTEM BRINGS CLARITY TO CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH SOUND

cbc.JPGCentral Baptist Church (CBC), located in St. Louis, Missouri, has installed two Allen & Heath iLive-80 digital console systems to handle FOH/Monitors and Broadcast needs. The 750-capacity facility is a dynamic musical church, which, in addition to various weekly services, hosts a number of events including theatrical, musical, and dance performances, community events, guest speakers, workshops and educational sessions. The installation was managed by Drainer Albright & Associates with system integration by Modern Communications and Output Unlimited. more

Meyer Sound Announces New Self-Powered UPQ-2P Narrow Coverage Loudspeaker

mpa-upq_singleflown_h-2p.jpgMeyer Sound has announced the release of the new self-powered UPQ-2P narrow coverage loudspeaker.

The latest addition to the company’s acclaimed UltraSeries family of loudspeakers, the UPQ-2P delivers the same smooth sonic performance that has made Meyer Sound UltraSeries products the choice for Broadway productions, performance venues and nightclubs. The UPQ-2P’s exceptionally high power output and low distortion, combined with its tightly focused beamwidth, make it an ideal solution for small to mid-sized auditoriums, houses of worship, theatres and nightclubs, offering flexible functionality as a stand-alone loudspeaker or as a part of an array. more

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SVC Announces the 2008 Pick Hit Award Winners

SVC Pick Hit AwardsOnce again this year, at InfoComm 08 in Las Vegas, SVC‘s editorial team fanned out to find some of the most important, leading-edge AV-related products debuting at the show, investigating if they might be deserving of our annual InfoComm Pick Hit awards. more

Sabine Debuts Phantom Gooseneck Mics

sgm-side_fullbase_080317.jpgALACHUA, FL — In a major expansion of its product lines Sabine is releasing a new family of microphones with Sabine’s innovative signal processing built-in. The new Phantom Gooseneck Microphones are designed to solve a myriad of problems that can occur with almost every podium or gooseneck mic, starting with an integrated infrared sensor that automatically activates the mic based on the presence of a person in front of the microphone. more

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Hope Presbyterian Church Grows With Shure

hope-church-interior1.JPGCORDOVA, TN, July 16, 2008—Like many houses of worship, steady growth at Hope Presbyterian Church in this Memphis suburb has been the underlying factor in construction decisions culminating in the recent addition of 5,000 more seats. The results of the addition of an entirely new structure housing supplemental sanctuary space, the expansion draws upon 18 channels of Shure UHF-R ® wireless to meet the equally increasing audio needs of a congregation that regularly assembles to hear major touring artists, experience full-scale holiday pageants, and turn out its own video productions. more

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Managing Director of beyerdynamic Fred R. Beyer Passes Away

fredbeyer.jpgFred R. Beyer will be best remembered as a man who did not bow to convention yet still maintained a strong sense of traditionalism.

After his father’s death in 1959, he took over as Managing Director at the age of 26 of the still family owned manufacturing business and held that position until his retirement in 2002.

He gave up a very promising career with the US Army and with it his great dream of a military life, although anyone visiting him at the factory could be forgiven for thinking that they had landed in the army because of his impressive collection of military vehicles and his management style. more

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PROJECTION INDUSTRY PLAYERS ALIGN TO SET NEW STANDARD

Simple, Consumer-Friendly Metric Specifies Projector Color Performance

LOS ANGELES, CA – January 7, 2008- Today, leading projector manufacturers and technology providers united to endorse a new international specification that will allow users to evaluate the color performance of digital projectors to ensure their investment delivers the most impact and the greatest effect. The new specification called “Color Brightness” measures color light output. With the fast-paced development of vivid color content and the rapid adoption of high definition video, the quality and impact of the color produced by a projector has become extremely important. Leading industry players in support of the movement include 3LCD manufacturers Epson and Sony. more

MITSUBISHI DIGITAL ELECTRONICS AMERICA ANNOUNCES FL7000U ULTRA-BRIGHT 1080p PROJECTOR

Mitsubishi Raises the HD Bar with Low-Cost, 5000-Lumen Full HD Projector for Commercial, Home Theater and Education Applications

IRVINE, Calif., January 7, 2008 — Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s Presentation Products Division, known for award-winning, high-quality, high-definition presentation and display products, introduced the FL7000U, its first ultra bright 1080p HD projector for commercial, home theater and education installations. more

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