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GLOBALVUE SUPPLIES CLARION HOTEL PHOENIX TECH CENTER WITH NEW LCD TELEVISIONS

PHOENIX, AUGUST, 2 2012 – GlobalVue, a technology innovator delivering exceptional quality and value to the TV marketplace, recently supplied the Clarion Hotel Phoenix Tech Center in Phoenix, Arizona with 190 32-inch HD LCD flat-screen televisions featuring the integrated Pro:Idiom(r) Digital Rights Management System, just in time for baseball season, the hotel’s busiest season of the year.
When Clarion Hotel Phoenix Tech Center General Manager Jim Evanoff received word that it was time to transition the televisions at the Clarion Hotel Phoenix Center to flat screens, he shopped around for the best deal. Pleased with the budget-friendly price and high quality of GlobalVue’s HD LCD flat-screen televisions, he ordered a suite of sets complete with remotes and swivel mounts.
“The industry is moving so fast,” he explains. “We forecast that soon enough, hotel guests will be conducting all communication through their televisions. It was time for us to make the transition to flat-screens with Pro:Idiom technology in order to stay competitive.”
And the timing couldn’t have been better. The Clarion Hotel Phoenix Tech Center receives a lot of traffic during baseball season. Rooms are booked starting in early spring, thanks to the thirteen professional baseball teams that make their spring training homes in Phoenix and the three big college teams that welcome professional scouts each season.
“The hotel books quickly during baseball season and it has been wonderful unveiling the new televisions to our guests,” he says. “We have received such wonderful feedback.”
Evanoff and his staff decided to install the televisions themselves. The 32-inch televisions and swivels were a good fit for the hotel’s current armoires. Evanoff and his team easily mounted each television to the wall and programmed them soon after. The hotel’s old televisions were donated to a local homeless veteran shelter.
“We are thrilled that we were able to supply the Clarion Hotel Phoenix Tech Center with the right size televisions at an affordable price,” says Tim Martin, vice president of sales and marketing at GlobalVue. “The GlobalVue line of hospitality televisions is the ideal solution for managers like Evanoff, who are looking for an easy-to-install, high-quality television at a competitive price point. Delivering top performing in-room entertainment is more important than ever, as hoteliers compete for business and leisure travelers. We are proud to bring this product line as a solution for the changing needs of today’s hospitality market.”

GlobalVue’s Hospitality HD LCD Televisions, available in 32-, 37- and 42-inch class screen sizes, are designed for ease of installation and setup. All three models are equipped with the integrated Pro:Idiom Digital Rights Management System for delivering broad deployment of HDTV programming and other high-value digital content. Other features include MPEG-4, HD-ATSC/clear-QAM cable digital tuners (including legacy NTSC decoding), front panel lock-out and auto volume limiters.

GlobalVue’s televisions are available through a roster of top-tier independent distributors, including Best Buy for Business, Kingston Distribution LLC and Commercial Solutions, Inc.

About GlobalVue
GlobalVue was founded in 2010 to fill a void in the industry for superior-quality commercial televisions, specifically catering to the hospitality and fixed installation markets. Headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, the GlobalVue brand offers a wide range of high-quality, cost-effective products with all the features you’ve come to expect from a commercial television. GlobalVue’s hospitality televisions feature the Pro:Idiom(r) Digital Rights Management System for delivering HD programming and other high-value digital content specifically for hospitality applications.

GlobalVue has an established and rapidly growing distribution network and is able to supply the hospitality and fixed installation markets with high-quality commercial TVs at extremely competitive prices. For more information, please visit GlobalVue at www.globalvuetv.com or call 866-974-1968.

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U.S. BROADCAST TEAMS RECRUIT AUTOSCRIPT TELEPROMPTERS FOR THE SUMMER’S MAJOR TELEVISED SPORTING EVENTS

Autoscript, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, a world leading teleprompting company, announces that several of its prompting solutions are helping broadcasters go for the gold when delivering the latest sporting news from Europe. U.S. broadcasters recruited a series of LED19TFT, LED15TFT and LED8TFT teleprompters to cover these memorable games. more

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C4dio Digital I/O Card for the AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O System Now Shipping

WEST CHESTER, PA, JULY 31, 2012—Aviom, the exclusive developer of the world’s most powerful audio transport protocol, A-Net®, is now shipping the C4dio Digital I/O Card for the AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O System.

The C4dio Digital I/O Card is a 4×4 AES3 I/O card with BNC Word Clock Out, In, and In with Termination options. With this card, users have even more connectivity options and flexibility in terms of designing signal flow in a Pro64® audio network. At the center of the AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O System is the F6 Modular I/O Frame, a multi-purpose network frame with six field-configurable I/O card slots and integrated Cat-5e and fiber optic connectivity. The F6 can be outfitted to meet the audio I/O requirements of nearly any application with C4m Mic/Line Input Cards, C4o Output Cards or the new C4dio Digital I/O Cards.

Installing six C4dio Digital I/O Cards in an F6 Modular I/O Frame allows the AllFrame to be configured as a 24×24 AES3 digital audio interface. Sample rate converters can be turned on per input pair from within the Pro64 Network Manager™ software to allow asynchronous devices with digital outputs, but without Word Clock connections, to be used as input sources.

The F6 can be powered in multiple ways, including a four-pin XLR connector, a Euroblock connector or one of the Cat-5 A-Net ports. Installations that use Power Over A-Net must use the new Aviom-approved POA80 Power Supply.

The AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O System brings the flexibility of the Aviom’s powerful Pro64 audio network to the wall box and stage box. For both installations as well as on the road, the AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O system eliminates several expensive and labor-intensive stages of the signal chain while reducing cable clutter and enhancing flexibility.

Aviom pioneered personal mixing with its Pro16® Monitor Mixing System and continues to break new ground with the revolutionary Pro64® Series of audio networking products. With tens of thousands of products in the field today, Aviom has set the standard for high performance, scalable digital solutions. All Aviom systems harness the power of A-Net®, Aviom’s innovative digital audio technology that simplifies system design while enhancing flexibility and fidelity. All Aviom products are designed, tested, and manufactured in the USA. For more information, visit www.Aviom.com.

Bexel Maintains Commitment to Providing Dynamic Audio Solutions With Investment in Additional TSL Gear

Expanded Rental Inventory of Precision Audio Monitoring Equipment Central to Flypack Systems

BURBANK, CA, JULY 31, 2012—Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, announces a major continued investment in precision audio monitor systems from TSL Professional Products Ltd. (TSL). Bexel will add the new gear to its rental inventory, integrating it heavily into the flypacks the company provides as part of its complete turnkey solutions.

The nearly half-million-dollar investment includes the initial purchase of TSL’s PAM1-3G8, PAM1-3G16 and PAM2-3G16 audio monitoring units. Designed for use throughout entire broadcast facilities, TSL’s precision audio monitoring series delivers top performance in a compact and intuitive package. Featuring OLED display technology, optional multi-format Dolby signal decoding and the unique “scroll-to-hear” user interface, the PAM series has become one of the world’s favorite rack-mounted multichannel audio monitoring solutions.

“We are excited about the addition of the TSL precision audio monitoring systems to Bexel’s expanding rental inventory,” says Tom Dickinson, chief technology officer, Bexel. “TSL’s products are a good mix for our product line and a welcomed addition by our major broadcast clients. In addition, we will be integrating the gear into our new flypack systems.”

Bexel plans to rent more than 40 units for an upcoming major summer sporting event in London as well as add an additional 40 units to its rental inventory, for a total of 80 units. “As embedding audio gets more complicated, it requires precision audio speaker solutions to ensure compliance,” adds Dickinson. “TSL’s PAM systems are able to do what we need them to do. In addition, as MADI becomes the industry standard, this investment allows Bexel to provide proper services to its clients.”

“We are pleased with Bexel’s continued commitment to the TSL brand,” says Chris Exelby, managing director of TSL Professional Products’ Ltd. “Bexel will be joining the vast array of users who will be relying on the TSL PAM family of products at this year’s summer games. Our PAM 1 and PAM 2 units will be helping broadcasters to monitor the multiple feeds coming in from the different sporting events taking place, helping them to achieve audio consistency and ensure they are within their country’s respective loudness standards.”

About Bexel
Bexel is the pre-eminent worldwide provider of broadcast services including video and audio equipment rentals, fiber services, new audio sales, used equipment sales, and repairs/maintenance. Bexel provides brilliantly designed and flawlessly executed systems and solutions to all customers – including producers of the biggest and most important televised events in the world. For more information, visit http://www.bexel.com.

A Snapshot of The Vitec Group
Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military, aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2011 revenue of £351 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organized in three divisions: Imaging & Staging, Videocom and Services. Imaging & Staging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events. Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG. Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fiber optic and wireless technology used by TV production teams and film crews. More information can be found at http://www.vitecgroup.com.

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ShootersINC Goes for the Long Haul with Anton/Bauer

Famed Production House Has Trusted Anton/Bauer for White House Tapings and “Restaurant: Impossible” Program

PHILADELPHIA, JULY 30, 2012—Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, is pleased to announce that prestigious production house ShootersINC has relied on Anton/Bauer batteries to power its clients’ reality television, political spots and other projects for the past 30 years. ShootersINC, which currently employs Anton/Bauer DIONIC® HCX and HyTRON 140® power solutions, continues to be impressed by the products’ longevity and rugged design, as well Anton/Bauer’s world-class customer support.

Many of the productions ShootersINC handles unfurl at a frenetic pace, especially when it comes to reality programming, as every piece of production equipment, including batteries, is put through the paces as crew members twist and jostle among crew on the set, angling for key shots of the action. For example, each episode of the reality series Restaurant: Impossible, which ShootersINC produces for The Food Network, crew members operating cameras must follow British chef Robert Irvine, the restaurant’s owner and restaurant employees, as they move around the various areas of a failing restaurant in their efforts revitalize it within the two-day time period. It takes Anton/Bauer batteries to keep the cameras rolling.

“We’re constantly recycling the batteries and they just keep on working,” says Craig Needleman, principal and director of photography for ShootersINC. “We cycle them through, and you know at the end of the day you will have enough power—they charge fast and work great. Also, Anton/Bauer provides very sturdy batteries. In the production environment, it’s inevitable that when someone hands off a battery, it gets thrown on the floor of a car or, if we’re filming in a car, it’s shaken around. We’ve never had an Anton/Bauer battery crack or break open, which has not always been the case with other batteries.”

The longevity of Anton/Bauer batteries can be a lifesaver for the political programming ShootersINC produces for its clients. The company has filmed President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in the White House—a situation where a battery failure would be disastrous. “You can’t run out of battery power during the President’s speech,” notes Needleman. “There is no second chance to get back into the White House, so you want to know that the batteries you bring in with you are going to get the job done.” Also, due to security restrictions, anyone shooting in the White House must bring as little equipment as possible. Anton/Bauer’s HyTRON 140 battery offers an excellent counterbalance to offset the weight of a camera lens, helping ShootersINC employees bring the least amount of equipment possible into the presidential mansion.

The best batteries in the world are only as good as the customer support behind them, and Anton/Bauer’s customer support consistently wins applause from Needleman and his colleagues at ShootersINC. “The customer support is great at Anton/Bauer,” says Needleman. “I can call them up and talk to someone I know in customer service, and he’ll tell me what to do with the battery, how to check it, etc. I think that’s why Anton/Bauer batteries have become the power systems of choice for the broadcast industry.”

Currently, ShootersINC uses the Anton/Bauer HyTRON 140 batteries with its Panasonic AJ-HDX 900 cameras. The cameras have wide-angle lenses, making them front-heavy, so the HyTRON 140s balance out the cameras nicely. ShootersINC also recently began using DIONIC HCX batteries, which can power their cameras running an onboard light, video transmitter and wireless audio receivers. ShootersINC also employs the Anton/Bauer QUAD 2702 PowerCharger and Gold Mount® accessories for its productions.

The DIONIC HCX is a 124Wh capacity battery with the ability to sustain a 10-amp draw, and run a 40-watt camera with a 20-watt light for two hours. It includes a motion-detection feature that incorporates a “deep-sleep” setting, reducing battery self-discharge, which allows for extended periods of storage with minimal capacity loss. The battery can be “awakened” by the built-in motion sensor. As with the Anton/Bauer DIONIC 90 and DIONIC HC products, the DIONIC HCX features an enhanced RealTime® LCD fuel gauge to display up to nine hours of run time (under low-power-load conditions) using a seven-segment display enclosed by four circular arcs that indicate 15-minute time intervals.

The HyTRON 140 is a high-power NiMH battery system suited to the power demands of today’s high-definition equipment and on-camera lighting systems. In lower power applications, it can provide power for many hours without limits or travel restrictions.

For more information, visit www.antonbauer.com.

About Anton/Bauer
Anton/Bauer is recognized as the world’s innovator and a premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other key mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries. Based in the United States in Shelton, CT with offices in Europe and Asia, Anton/Bauer was established in 1970 and has expanded its product offerings to include many signature lines such as its leading Gold Mount® system, InterActive® chargers and Logic Series® batteries such as the HyTRON® 50, 100 and 140, and DIONIC® 90, 160, HC and HCX. Their products are compatible with every camera brand on the market today. Other Anton/Bauer high performance products include the Ultralight® 2, ElipZ®, CINE VCLX and the Tandem 150 Modular Charging System. Their superior-quality products have become an industry standard. For more information on Anton/Bauer, visit www.antonbauer.com.

About Vitec Videocom
Vitec Videocom brings together some of the most respected, most innovative and most sought-after brands in the industry: Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, OConnor, Petrol, Sachtler, Vinten and Vinten Radamec. It acts as an endorsing brand for these market-leading broadcast, film and pro video products, encouraging multi-brand system sales and simplifying the way that customers worldwide do business.

Vitec Videocom is an operating division within the Vitec Group, an international business serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military aerospace and government markets. Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers rely on worldwide.

Vitec Videocom – innovative products around the camera.

Bexel Names Suzanne Lezotte Marketing Director

Former Worldwide Marketing Communications Director at Panavision Joins Bexel Team

BURBANK, CA, JULY 25, 2012—Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, is pleased to announce Suzanne Lezotte as the company’s new marketing director. In her new position, Lezotte will take the lead in creating and deploying cohesive marketing strategies while identifying new avenues for company recognition and exposure. She will report to Matt Danilowicz, managing director of Bexel. more

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Anton/Bauer Batteries Support Production of Climate Change Documentary An Uncertain Future

CINE VCLX and DIONIC 90 Are Batteries of Choice While Filming in the Arctic

COOPER ISLAND, ALASKA, JULY 19, 2012—When award-winning filmmaker David Wright of Planet Earth Pictures agreed to travel to Alaska and film the upcoming educational documentary, An Uncertain Future, he chose batteries from Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, to power his equipment. Wright traveled with a supply of Anton/Bauer’s DIONIC® 90 and CINE VCLX batteries to support his Panasonic HDX900 and Canon XF105 cameras, as he embarked on a month-long excursion to Cooper Island, a remote location off the coast Alaska, as well as a voyage around Svalbard in the Norwegian Arctic, to shoot a documentary on biologist Dr. George Divoky who is conducting climate change research.

For the last 40 years, Dr. Divoky has made the journey to Cooper Island each summer to study the migration and feeding patterns of a colony of seabirds. By studying this colony, he has gleaned a wealth of information about how climate change is affecting the habitat they live in, as well as the lives of other creatures living in and around the surrounding Beaufort Sea, including the sea life serving as food for the birds. Over the last five years, Divoky has witnessed the arrival of starving polar bears, which feed on the birds and their eggs. The polar bears seek refuge on the island due to a loss of habitat caused by the increasing lack of sea ice in the warming Arctic basin.

Wright met Dr. Divoky in 2011 during the filming of the BBC series Frozen Planet. Intrigued by Dr. Divoky’s work, Wright agreed to document him in action, with the goal of producing a film that would educate climate-change skeptics on the growing peril climate change presents to the planet and its inhabitants. Wright served as cameraman and field producer, spending a month with Dr. Divoky in his small, 10 x 12 foot cabin on the remote island. With few resources available, facing a mix of below-freezing and unusually warm temperatures, as well as weeks of fog, the trip presented quite a challenge to the filmmaker. Thanks to help from Anton/Bauer’s batteries, however, Wright was able to power his camera through the entire trip.

David Wright

“I have been a big fan of Anton/Bauer products for the last 20 years,” explains Wright. “I travel to some of the world’s most extreme environments, which tests my equipment to the absolute limits. Not only have I used Anton/Bauer batteries in the frigid temperatures of the Arctic but also in the tropics of Central Africa and the heat of Central Australia. I always travel with a supply of DIONIC batteries as my main power source. They are light and powerful for their size, plus the positive lock system is far superior to other mounts when working in arduous conditions. I have also started using the high-capacity CINE VCLX when I need to run equipment that draws a high current or needs to run for extended periods. It has performed wonderfully.”

For this trip, as he does for many others, Wright traveled with eight DIONIC 90s and keeps them charged with an Anton/Bauer TWQ four-bay simultaneous charger. According to Wright, this is more than enough for a day’s shooting and provides enough power for the LED lighting that he also uses.

“When you don’t know when you will next get a chance to find a power source, it is so great to have some reserve energy,” he says. “Even in the cold of the Arctic, the fully charged Anton/Bauer batteries have held their energy for days without a problem.”

The DIONIC 90 was designed by Anton/Bauer to deliver consistently reliable performance even in the most challenging shooting environments on Earth. It offers a RealTime® display that continually updates the operator on how much run time remains and on the state of the current charge. Weighing only 1.7 pounds, the DIONIC 90 can be transported without restriction under the IATA and DOT safety regulations (http://www.antonbauer.com/Support/TransportationInformation). The 95Wh battery can handle a maximum load of six amps, and offers run times ranging from six hours at 15 watts to a little over 2 hours at 45 watts.

CINE VCLX batteries provide superior run time and service life for the power demands of today’s cinema production and lighting equipment. Known for providing extended run-times for some of the most popular film and digital cinema cameras, including ARRI, RED, Sony and Panavision, CINE VCLX batteries provide all the safety and high power-draw performance of Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) cell chemistry technology in a power package specifically designed for the integration of 24V film and 14V video equipment. The high-power 28V output is also capable of powering 200 W HMI lights, lighting panels and portable microwave units. The CINE VCLX batteries feature a RealTime® LCD that accurately displays remaining run-time and a visual LED warning indicator when 15 minutes of run-time remain.

An Uncertain Future is currently in post production, with a projected release for later this summer, available for free, online at the film’s website: http://www.changingourclimate.net.

In addition to his work on An Uncertain Future, Wright recently finished shooting a feature film, Blind Pass, in Ireland and Florida. For that project he also used Anton/Bauer DIONIC 90s to power a RED MX and 1×1 Litepanels. He also specializes in high-speed work, using the Phantom, which requires a 24V supply. The CINE VCLX provides an excellent solution for this camera, or if he is traveling to more remote locations, he will use two DIONIC 90s. For more information about David Wright’s work visit http://www.planetearthpictures.com or follow him on twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/LunaSeaFilms.

For more information about Anton/Bauer’s roster of products, visit www.antonbauer.com.

Notes to Editors:

About Anton/Bauer
Anton/Bauer is recognized as the world’s innovator and a premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other key mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries. Based in the United States in Shelton, CT with offices in Europe and Asia, Anton/Bauer was established in 1970 and has expanded its product offerings to include many signature lines such as its leading Gold Mount® system, InterActive® chargers and Logic Series® batteries such as the HyTRON® 50, 100 and 140, and DIONIC® 90, 160, HC and HCX. Their products are compatible with every camera brand on the market today. Other Anton/Bauer high performance products include the Ultralight® 2, ElipZ®, CINE VCLX and the Tandem 150 Modular Charging System. Their superior-quality products have become an industry standard. For more information on Anton/Bauer, visit www.antonbauer.com.

About Vitec Videocom
Vitec Videocom brings together some of the most respected, most innovative and most sought-after brands in the industry: Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, OConnor, Petrol, Sachtler, Vinten and Vinten Radamec. It acts as an endorsing brand for these market-leading broadcast, film and pro video products, encouraging multi-brand system sales and simplifying the way that customers worldwide do business.

Vitec Videocom is an operating division within the Vitec Group, an international business serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military aerospace and government markets. Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers rely on worldwide.

Vitec Videocom – innovative products around the camera.

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The RapcoHorizon Company Rips Up the Stage and Raffles Off an i-JAM at Warped Tour 2012

Phoenix-Based blessthefall Rocks with RapcoHorizon Microphone, Instrument and Patch Cables, in addition to the i-JAM 3-n-1 Smartphone Interface

ST. LOUIS, MO, JULY 12, 2012 ― The RapcoHorizon Company (Summer NAMM 2012, Booth 411), a leading manufacturer of audio/video interfacing and cable equipment, is jamming with blessthefall on the Monster Energy Stage at Warped Tour 2012. With five shows per week at tour stops throughout the United States and Canada, from June 16 to August 5, the Phoenix-based band is putting the RapcoHorizon microphone, instrument and patch cables to the extreme touring test. Additionally, Eric Lambert, the band’s stage-right guitarist, relies on the company’s i-JAM 3-n-1 Smartphone Interface during every performance. The band, one of the RapcoHorizon endorsed artists, also raffled off one i-JAM at the St. Louis tour stop. Blessthefall fan, Clint Bowman, went home a winner.

Similar to the company’s i-BLOX, the i-JAM 3-n-1 serves as an audio interface that connects an instrument to iPhone applications. During warm ups, Lambert utilizes the unit’s built-in amplifier to render the amplification of his guitar without additional equipment. Whenever applicable, he can also use the unit to create recordings of his performances. “I love how convenient the i-JAM is,” says Lambert. “I can keep it in my rack and pull it out right before we go on to start warming up.”

In addition to Lambert’s use of the i-JAM, the five members of the band rely on RapcoHorizon RoadHog cables each night. Despite being used non-stop during the five weekly performances of the Warped tour, the RapcoHorizon cables have yet to hit their limit. “The RapcoHorizon Company produces great-quality gear that makes it possible for us to perform without any worries,” states Lambert. “It’s also great to have access to a company that is such an avid supporter of local musicians.”

blessthefall is an American post-hardcore band from Phoenix, currently signed to Fearless Records. Founded in 2003 by guitarist Mike Frisby, drummer Matt Traynor and bassist Jared Warth, the band was formed during high school practice sessions. Today, blessthefall consists of five members, including Lambert, Traynor and Warth. Other members are front-man Beau Bokan and Elliott Gruenberg, who recently replaced Frisby on guitar. The band’s third studio album, Awakening, was released in October 2011.

The Warped Tour is a music and extreme sports festival, sponsored by skateboard shoe manufacturer Vans, with stops throughout all of North America. Created in 1994 by Kevin Lyman, the tour began as a showcase for punk rock music, but has more recently favored a diversity of genres. To add to the complicated audio requirements, each stop of the tour is held in parking lots and fields, where stages and other structures must be built each time.

The RapcoHorizon Company, located in Jackson, Missouri, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of audio, video, home theater, data and telecommunications cable in both bulk wire and assemblies. Used worldwide by concert touring sound companies, video and sound contractors, recording studios, system integrators, audiophiles and musicians, The RapcoHorizon Company’s products provide optimal flexibility and premium performance. The company’s state-of-the-art Custom Shop can modify existing products or build new devices to meet any need. For more information, please visit The RapcoHorizon Company’s Web site at www.rapcohorizon.com.

Masque Sound Serves Up Turnkey Solutions for Broadway’s Newest Supper Club

Custom Audio Equipment Package Raises the Temperature at 54 Below

NEW YORK, JULY 12, 2012—Before the doors opened at 54 Below, Broadway’s newest supper club, Masque Sound, a leading theatrical sound reinforcement, installation and design company, was busy installing a custom audio equipment package for the Great White Way’s newest hot spot. Located below what was once the legendary nightclub Studio 54, 54 Below aims to provide an unforgettable New York nightlife experience, combining performances by Broadway’s best with world-class dining in an elegant setting.

Envisioned as Broadway’s living room; a home away from home for show professionals and audiences, 54 Below combines grace and style in an intimate environment. As great sound plays a prominent role in this type of atmosphere, Peter Hylenski, the Grammy, Tony and Olivier Award-nominated sound designer on the project, turned to Masque Sound to supply the club’s audio equipment and help make his vision a reality.

“Having worked with Peter in the past on previous Broadway projects, we knew he was going to come up with an innovative and crowd-pleasing design,” says Matt Peskie, systems engineer, Masque Sound. “Peter’s vision was to ensure that every seat is a good seat; no matter where a patron sits, they would have no issues hearing the performers. To ensure complete coverage, we provided a large quantity of Meyer Sound speakers.”

Masque Sound also equipped 54 Below with a highly flexible Avid SC48 digital console. According to Peskie, “The fact that 54 Below will be able to save and recall settings will be extremely beneficial and time efficient. Many artists will appear for repeated acts, not to mention there will be multiple acts per night, so a digital console like the Avid will allow them go to easily back and forth to recall settings for each act.”

In addition, Masque Sound chose Millennia Media pre-amps. These high-end mic pre-amps can be combined to feed the console as well as the JoeCo black-box recorder. This gives the venue the option of dual recording, both as a primary and backup.

All of the digital signal processing is being handled using BSS processors. The venue is split up into a dozen speaker zones including ceiling speaker zones that can be controlled by BSS blue 10 remotes. This allows the bartender to play an iPod before the show and have control over the whole system. The bartender or sound system operator who has a controller can then go onto a touch screen and fade out the iPod, allowing the Avid SE48 to take over and drive the speaker.

“This was such a unique project to be involved in, as the location is a symbol of the culture and history of New York,” says Hylenski. “Based on my experience with Masque Sound, I was confident that they would help to create the right vibe for this iconic location. I have received nothing but positive feedback in terms of how the rooms and all the shows sound.”

54 Below features up to three shows nightly as well as a late-night lounge. Accommodating 144 people in the main dining room, with all tables situated no more than 24 feet from the stage, the facilities include the capability to broadcast and record audio and video.

“The turnaround time for this project was about nine or 10 weeks from start to finish,” says Peskie. “Due to the aggressive timing, we had to really coordinate on the job site, making sure both the electrical and general contractors had everything they needed. It’s a really aesthetically pleasing room, with ornate ceilings, so the key to a successful install was working closely with the other trades. The final outcome is absolutely beautiful.”

About Masque Sound
Founded in 1936 by a trio of Broadway stagehands, Masque Sound evolved into one of NYC’s most successful theatrical sound reinforcement, installation and design companies specializing in theatrical, house of worship, sporting, corporate, TV broadcast and live concert events. Celebrating more than 75 years in the industry, the company is lead by Geoff Shearing, the firm’s 3rd generation owner, and General Manager Stephanie Hansen. The company also operates Florida-based Professional Wireless Systems, a leader in the development and implementation of wireless technology. Credits range from major Broadway shows and tours including “Phantom of the Opera,” “Mamma Mia!,” “Lion King,” “Jersey Boys,” “Memphis,” “The Book of Mormon,” “Newsies” and “Once” to yearly Super Bowl broadcasts and installations of varying sizes, including New York’s New Victory Theater and historic St. Bartholomew’s Church. Masque Sound’s 70,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters and main assembly facility is located at 21 East Union Ave., East Rutherford, NJ, 20 minutes from midtown Manhattan. For more information, call (201) 939-8666 or visit www.MasqueSound.com.

Anton/Bauer to Join Panasonic Broadcast Team

Industry and Event Expertise Position Companies for Gold-Winning Performance

LONDON, JULY 11, 2012—Since 1992, Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, has been supporting Panasonic for the Olympic Games. At the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, Anton/Bauer will once again take on this role for the Panasonic broadcast cameras, including the Panasonic AG-3DP1 integrated twin-lens 3D camera recorder, which will be equipped with Anton/Bauer’s DIONIC® HC battery.

“Without batteries, you cannot power cameras, so we value being business partners with Panasonic. In turn, as Panasonic develops cameras for broadcasters that include the Anton/Bauer Gold Mount, we are sure to continue to recommend our solutions that meet the power requirements for the newest cameras.” says Shin Minowa, vice president of marketing and business development, Anton/Bauer.

The AG-3DP1 is a shoulder-mounted, P2HD Series integrated twin-lens 3D camera recorder that is highly mobile and easy to handle. The AG-3DP1 comes with a 17x twin-lens zoom lens system that features an expanded range for both wide-angle and telephoto settings to provide an angle of view for diverse shooting situations. The combination of high-sensitivity, high-resolution 2.2-megapixel 1/3-type 3MOS sensors and a high-quality AVC-Intra codec achieves high-quality 3D HD recording with 1920 x 1080 full-pixel resolution and 10-bit 4:2:2 full sampling.

The DIONIC HC—known for being small, yet extremely powerful—was selected to provide users with portable power while capturing the games. Offering 91Wh, the DIONIC HC can operate a 40-watt HD camera for more than two hours. Broadcasters traveling by air to the Olympics can conveniently transport the DIONIC HC as carry-on luggage without restrictions, as well as checked baggage. The DIONIC HC incorporates a special honeycomb design to protect cells and is the perfect lightweight battery for shooting on location* anywhere in the world and capturing once-in-a-lifetime footage in London. What’s more, the DIONIC HC offers broadcasters precise run-time data and superior reliability via its enhanced RealTime® LCD fuel gauge that displays up to nine hours of run time (under low power load conditions) using a seven-segment display enclosed by four circular arcs that indicate 15-minute time intervals.

“In addition to having reliable products, our accumulated experience through the years positions us as a valuable partner during these high-profile events,” adds Minowa. “Not only do the broadcasters receive top-notch gear, but they also have access to our leading customer support should they require it while on site.”

*For more information about Li-Ion travel, refer to www.antonbauer.com.

About Anton/Bauer
Anton/Bauer is recognized as the world’s innovator and a premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other key mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries. Based in the United States in Shelton, CT with offices in Europe and Asia, Anton/Bauer was established in 1970 and has expanded its product offerings to include many signature lines such as its leading Gold Mount® system, InterActive® chargers and Logic Series® batteries such as the HyTRON® 50, 100 and 140, and DIONIC® 90, 160, HC and HCX. Their products are compatible with every camera brand on the market today. Other Anton/Bauer high performance products include the Ultralight® 2, ElipZ®, CINE VCLX and the Tandem 150 Modular Charging System. Their superior-quality products have become an industry standard. For more information on Anton/Bauer, visit www.antonbauer.com.

About Vitec Videocom
Vitec Videocom brings together some of the most respected, most innovative and most sought-after brands in the industry: Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, OConnor, Petrol, Sachtler, Vinten and Vinten Radamec. It acts as an endorsing brand for these market-leading broadcast, film and pro video products, encouraging multi-brand system sales and simplifying the way that customers worldwide do business.

Vitec Videocom is an operating division within the Vitec Group, an international business serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military aerospace and government markets. Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers rely on worldwide.

Vitec Videocom – innovative products around the camera.

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