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Point Source Audio President James Lamb Appointed Band Master of California’s First State Military Reserve Band

Newly Appointed Warrant Officer Lamb Actively Recruiting Volunteer Reserve Musicians Across the State

James Lamb

Point Source Audio's James Lamb is appointed Band Master for CSMR Band

Petaluma, CA — Point Source Audio today announced that company President James Lamb has been tapped as the first commander of the newly-formed California State Military Reserve (CSMR) Band. Lamb, a lifelong trumpeter, composer, and arranger, earned an appointment as a Warrant Officer in the State Military Reserve in August 2013. In addition to playing trumpet and writing arrangements, Lamb will help coordinate support for California’s three National Guard Bands, based in Sacramento, Oxnard, and Los Alamitos.

The California National Guard Bands uphold a long tradition dating back 150 years of Guard bands providing music at military and civic events across the state. The bands perform a wide-ranging repertoire that requires high standards of musicianship. “The CSMR Band role is to act as a reserve to the Guard Bands, filling out the ranks as needed or providing other necessary support functions,” Lamb says.

James Lamb Conducting

James Lamb Conducting with the National Guard Band

As president of Point Source Audio, an electronics manufacturer specializing in professional grade miniature microphones, including headsets, earsets, and lavaliers, Lamb was already well prepared for his leadership role as Band Master. In addition to the intensive year long course he completed at the Warrant Officer Candidate School, finishing as Honor Graduate for Academic Excellence, Lamb has a longstanding connection in his life between music and military service. He joined the Navy after attending the School of Music at California State University at Northridge, and performed in Navy bands throughout the 1980s, becoming an arranger, performer, and band leader touring the US, Asia, and Australia.

After leaving the Navy in 1991, Lamb enjoyed a career in New York City as a professional trumpeter, music director, and conductor, which took him to performances in storied venues including Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. He then transitioned into work in the audio industry, first for Apogee Sound, a manufacturer of high-performance sound reinforcement loudspeaker systems, and later for Digigram, a maker of networking products for audio and video distribution for the Broadcast market. “Many of the skills that you learn from playing in bands translate well into business,” Lamb observes. “Early on you learn to listen to the people around you, to communicate, and to work well with a group. Business organizations require much the same skills.”

In 2004, Lamb founded Point Source Audio, where he continues to draw on his performer’s perspective. “My background shapes my view and understanding of the market,” he says. “It gives me an understanding of how important quality and dependability are to ensuring that a performer can give their best performance. The ultimate goal for me all along has been to put tools in the hands of performers that allow them to do their job as well as they can.”

By 2009, with Point Source Audio well established, Lamb felt it was time to give back to the military music community that had been so crucial in shaping his life and career. He stepped in as staff arranger and associate conductor with the National Guard band in Sacramento. When the state decided to form a formal reserve band, one of only three in the nation, Lamb was tapped to become its first Band Master.

The band is currently looking for qualified individuals who are interested in serving and playing with the band. “There is satisfaction in serving the community and helping the National Guard,” Lamb says. “As with all CSMR duties, we’re an all-volunteer force, the CSMR Band offers a unique way for those interested in serving a chance to apply their musical skills in a way that benefits the state and their local communities.” Qualified musicians who are interested in volunteering should contact James Lamb at jlamb@point-sourceaudio.com.

About Point Source Audio
Point Source Audio (PSA) manufactures and distributes worldwide a unique line of lightweight bendable boom headset and earworn microphones—known as the “toughest” in the industry. As a result of PSA’s pro-audio expertise and its admired reputation for sales and service support, the company was also named Digigram’s Master Distributor for the Americas. The world renowned brand of Digigram sound cards, IP audio and video codecs, and Ethersound audio networking technology are now available from Point Source Audio. Founded in 2004, Point Source Audio is headquartered in Petaluma, Calif. For more information call (415) 226-1122 or visit www.point-sourceaudio.com.

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Point Source Audio’s Earset Microphone Hits the Bulls-eye

Offier Wears Waterproof Earset Mic with Ear Muffs

Point Source Audio's waterproof microphone pairs comfortably and effectively with protective hearing gear.

Law Enforcement Officers at Municipal Firing Range Extol Mic’s Compact Size and All-weather Performance

Petaluma, CA – Hearing protection is required for law enforcement officers at the Amarillo Shooting Complex in Texas, so when audio integrator Joe Bolin of Norris Audio Video was hired by the City of Amarillo, he turned to Point Source Audio’s low-profile waterproof earset microphones to deliver a hands-free solution that would not compromise hearing safety.

The low-profile, high-performance, all-weather mic fits comfortably under the training officers’ protective earmuffs. Paired with an AKG-brand wireless system the microphone is helping to improve safety and enhance the training experience for law enforcement personnel at the sprawling outdoor complex which features two ranges: one, primarily for civilians, is 400’ long and offers both rifle and pistol sections; the other is for law enforcement exclusively.

Law enforcement instructors previously used a bullhorn to communicate with the trainees during live firing events, so a hands-free wireless microphone system “made communication much more safe, easy and effective” according to Bolin.

Bolin chose the IP-57 waterproof rated CO-5W earset microphone from Point Source Audio because “we needed a small mic which wouldn’t create a gap for sound to penetrate the earmuff’s protective seal,” he said. “The CO-5W’s small footprint was an important consideration, as well as its high performance capability in an outdoor environment which might include sweat, rain and snow.”

The CO-5W earset model is one of several waterproof microphones from Point Source Audio that offer high performance with a low-profile and IP-57 waterproof rating to address outdoor use. The all-weather mics are available for purchase at a number of resellers and distributors worldwide. More information about PSA’s various audio solutions can be found by visiting http://www.point-sourceaudio.com.

About Point Source Audio
Point Source Audio (PSA) manufactures and distributes worldwide a unique line of lightweight bendable boom headset and earworn microphones—known as the “toughest” in the industry. As a result of PSA’s pro-audio expertise and its admired reputation for sales and service support, the company was also named Digigram’s Master Distributor for the Americas. The world renowned brand of Digigram sound cards, IP audio and video codecs, and Ethersound audio networking technology are now available from Point Source Audio. Founded in 2004, Point Source Audio is headquartered in Petaluma, Calif. For more information call (415) 226-1122 or visit www.point-sourceaudio.com.

About Norris Audio Video
Located in Amarillo, Texas, Norris Audio Video, LLC. designs, sells, installs, and services quality audio, video, stage lighting, digital signage, security, emergency mass notification, and home theater systems. For more information visit http://www.norrisav.com.

Point Source Audio’s SERIES8 Raises the Bar on Miniature Microphones

Designed with a variety of robust features, SERIES8 miniature microphones are tiny but tough, and now shipping worldwide

Point Source's SERIES8 Headset model is both collapsible and reversible, and available in beige or black.

Petaluma, CA — Point Source Audio (PSA), an innovator of the original and one-of-a-kind “unbreakable boom” microphone, today announced its SERIES8 miniature microphones are now officially shipping in three different styles: headset, earworn and lavalier. Created for use in broadcast, theater and live production, the new SERIES8 miniature microphones have recently been adopted by distinguished venues such as Universal Studios, Kravis Center, and Shiki Theater Company Tokyo, to name a few.

SERIES8 mics are setting a new standard for performance and durability in a micro size capsule. While the mic elements measure a mere 2-4 mm in diameter, the mics’ robust features are unlike any others on the market today. The omnidirectional microphones feature 148dB max SPL with an “Unbreakable Boom” bendable to 360°. In addition, they are IP57 waterproof rated against water, sweat and makeup, and feature interchangeable X-connectors for wireless compatibility on the spot.

The SERIES8 cardioid microphones are an ideal solution for performers who require isolation from surrounding performers. The cardioid mics perform best when placed just at the corner of the mouth, which also allows them to maintain an unobtrusive appearance when worn.

”I’ve been passionate about music for more than 30 years and believe there is nothing better than hearing audio at its finest,” stated James Lamb, President, Point Source Audio. “We’ve designed the SERIES8 miniature microphones to have unmatched performance and reliability in a very tiny package. With these standards, we’re confident the SERIES8 products will meet the needs of the most discriminating audio professionals.”

With an MSRP starting at $389, PSA’s SERIES8 miniature microphones are shipping now and are available for purchase at a number of resellers and distributors worldwide. More information about PSA’s various audio solutions can be found by visiting http://www.point-sourceaudio.com.

About Point Source Audio
Point Source Audio (PSA) manufactures and distributes worldwide a unique line of lightweight bendable boom headset and earworn microphones—known as the “toughest” in the industry. As a result of PSA’s pro-audio expertise and its admired reputation for sales and service support, the company was also named Digigram’s Master Distributor for the Americas. The world renowned brand of Digigram sound cards, IP audio and video codecs, and Ethersound audio networking technology are now available from Point Source Audio. Founded in 2004, Point Source Audio is headquartered in Petaluma, Calif. For more information call (415) 226-1122 or visit www.point-sourceaudio.com.

Point Source Audio Debuts SERIES8 Miniature Microphones at INFOCOMM

Point Source Audio exhibits SERIES8, a high caliber collection of miniature microphones exceptionally resilient against boom breakage and moisture; and are easy to service with novel “X-Connectors.”

Point Source Audio SERIES8 Miniature Microphones

Point Source Audio’s new SERIES8 Robust Miniature Microphones are offered in headset, earworn and lavalier styles in both omnidirectional and cardioid patterns.

Petaluma, CA – Every user knows the inherent delicate nature of miniature earworn and headset microphones that achieve their transparency can be a double edged sword. Durability is hard to attain without compromising the product’s low-profile appearance but Point Source Audio (PSA), innovator of the original and one-of-a-kind “unbreakable boom” microphone, is meeting that challenge and more. The omnidirectional models of its new SERIES8 line will feature the prized 360° degree bendable boom combined with IP 57 waterproof protection against moisture, sweat and makeup—all while achieving a discreet profile and even a performance boost to 148dB max SPL. The long awaited Cardioid models round out the new offering for users looking for an “unbreakable boom” microphone capable of precise placement with a durable, yet low-profile. All SERIES8 mics feature user-friendly interchangeable “X-Connectors” for termination with popular brands of wireless transmitter packs including Sennheiser, Shure, Lectronsonics, Audio-Technica and more. The entire line of SERIES8 omnidirectional (CO-8) and cardioid (CR-8) headset, earworn and lavalier microphones will be shown for the first time at the Point Source Audio Booth 1426 during Infocomm 2013 in Orlando, Florida.

SERIES8 begins with a foundational performance criteria of 148dB max SPL and 135dB max SPL for its respective omnidirectional (CO-8) and cardioid (CR-8) offerings, each available in three different styles: headset, earworn and lavalier. The CO-8 omni mics are the only miniature mics on the market capable of reaching 148dB max SPL. They can capture all the nuances from spoken word to the extremely high vocals of singers. Combining this performance with the enduring bendable boom design that can be twisted into any position without worry of boom breakage—and a water/sweat proof protected element, the CO-8 omni line is the singular tool that can solve miking challenges big and small.

The CR-8 cardioid benefits are clear—this pickup pattern can eliminate nearly half of the environmental sounds around the microphone to focus more directly on the speaker or singer. Both the omni and cardioid mics come standard with easy-to-use low-cost “X-Connectors” which are replaceable connectors intended for fast on-site repair, or swapping to a new wireless termination with ease. The “X-Connectors” are attached with a short threaded cable connector so it carries none of the bulkiness or weight of other solutions, and stays securely in place. “Our SERIES8 mics are high value for customers that want a low-profile mic that has it all: unbeatable max SPL, a choice of two mic patterns in three styles, long-lasting boom durability, and moisture and makeup protection,” noted James Lamb, president of Point Source Audio. “It’s the best of all worlds.”

Availability and Price
The SERIES8 omnidirectional (CO-8) and cardioid (CR-8) headset and earworn mics are shipping July. The lavalier styles will ship in October.

About Point Source Audio
Point Source Audio manufactures and distributes worldwide a unique line of lightweight bendable boom earworn microphones—known as the “toughest” earworn microphones in the industry. As a result of PSA’s pro-audio expertise and its admired reputation for sales and service support, the company was also named Digigram’s Master Distributor for the Americas. The world renowned brand of Digigram sound cards, IP audio and video codecs, and Ethersound audio networking technology are now available from Point Source Audio. Founded in 2004, Point Source Audio is headquartered in Petaluma, Calif. For more information call (415) 226-1122 or visit www.point-sourceaudio.com

Irish Theatre Discovers Point Source Audio’s Waterproof Mic

Performs Impeccably in Major Downpours, Renowned Sound Designer Impressed

Petaluma, CA –Last November, Vinny Osborne was on deadline, preparing for Singin’ in the Rain to be performed by the Port Laois Musical Society in Ireland. He had a special need for an earset microphone which could better handle water immersion as well as deliver impeccable audio quality. The celebrated Irish sound designer—who has been nominated 11 times (winning seven) for Best Technical Award by the Association of Irish Musical Societies—got to work. He did his research, performed rigorous testing, and chose Point Source Audio’s CO-5w waterproof microphone for his lead actor.

Point Source Audio's CO-5w Waterproof Microphone

Point Source Audio’s CO-5w Waterproof Earset Mic Performs for Singin’ in the Rain’s Lead Actor

Singin’ in the Rain performed for packed houses and the CO-5w earset never let us down,” Mr. Osborne said. “There were three major downpours during the two-and-one-half hour show,” he explained. The CO-5w waterproof mic has an impressive Ingress Protection (IP) rating of 57, making it ideal for vocalists, theater actors and other performers who need to defend against sweat and makeup. “I would strongly recommend these earset microphones to anyone in a similar circumstance or for any theatrical or broadcast application,” Mr. Osborne stated unequivocally. The renowned sound designer knows quality: over the past 25 years, he and his Sound and Music Company, based near Dublin, have provided expert engineering for events involving such dignitaries as Queen Elizabeth and a number of U.S. and Irish Presidents. Other clients have included Riverdance the Show, U2, Bryan Adams, Sinead O’Connor and Tiger Woods.

According to Mr. Osborne, “Not only did the mic withstand the rain, it fits really well and sounds crystal clear. It is a very crisp and very live mic with plenty of level. In fact, we had to back the Sennheiser transmitter sensitivity down quite a bit to handle the input.” Launched by Point Source Audio in April, 2012, the CO-5w is the waterproof version of PSA’S very popular CO-5 omnidirectional earset microphone capable of handling up to 125dB SPL. Due to the rigorous dance routines of the show, Mr. Osborne selected the CO-5w-KIT dual earset microphone which includes a reversible dual-ear mounting accessory, windscreens and clothing clip.

“Point Source Audio’s staff was also great to deal with when helping me to meet my tight deadline,” Mr. Osborne added.

About Point Source Audio
Point Source Audio manufactures and distributes worldwide a unique line of lightweight bendable boom earworn microphones—known as the “toughest” earworn microphones in the industry. As a result of PSA’s pro-audio expertise and its admired reputation for sales and service support, the company was also named Digigram’s Master Distributor for the Americas. The world renowned brand of Digigram sound cards, IP audio and video codecs, and Ethersound audio networking technology are now available from Point Source Audio. Founded in 2004, Point Source Audio is headquartered in Novato, Calif. For more information call (415) 226-1122 or visit www.point-sourceaudio.com

About Sound and Music Company
Based near Dublin, Ireland, Sound and Music Company has established quite a resume. Over the past 25 years, it has provided sound design and engineering for events involving such dignitaries as Queen Elizabeth as well as a number of U.S. and Irish Presidents. Other clients have included U2, Bryan Adams, Sinead O’Connor and Tiger Woods. Mr. Osborne also toured with Riverdance the Show from 1994-1998. Specializing in theatre and corporate, the company handles all phases of planning and production, including working with the producer, director, and music director, visiting the venues prior to the event, liaising with the local technicians, coming to rehearsals and handling the event itself. For more information, visit www.soundandmusicco.com.

Point Source Audio Announces New Distribution Channel in Japan

Point Source Audio’s President James Lamb (L) and Otaritec’s Managing Director Satoshi Nishihara (R) forge new partnership

Novato, CA – Point Source Audio, leading manufacturer of earworn and miniature lavalier microphones announced a distribution partnership with Otaritec Corporation, a distributor of high-tech products serving a broad spectrum of professional A/V integrators and broadcast customers.

In October, Satoshi Nishihara, Managing Director of Otaritec, welcomed Point Source Audio executives at their headquarters in Tokyo for the official contract signing. The visit included a tour of their extensive quality control facilities and demonstration room that showcased a complete line-up of Otaritec’s distributed products. The Point Source Audio earworn and miniature lavalier microphones will make an initial debut at Inter BEE, International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition in Tokyo Mid-November. “Our team is very excited to introduce the Point Source Audio products to the Japanese market. We see great opportunity for this line of very unique microphones for our broadcast and pro-audio customers,” stated Nishihara. Otaritec has dedicated three fulltime staff members to service Point Source Audio clients.

Otaritec Corporation is a respected industry leader with a 30-year track record of delivering the very best products, services and solutions for advanced technical areas. Not only does OTARITEC provide broadcast engineers and audio visual integrators with new and innovative products from manufacturers around the world, they also have a robust engineering and technical support staff.

“We were extremely impressed with Otaritec’s facilities and professional staff,” said James Lamb, President of Point Source Audio. “Their expertise and knowledge of recording studios, live venues and broadcasting will be an excellent benefit to the Point Source brand in Japan,” Lamb added.

About Point Source Audio
Point Source Audio manufactures and distributes worldwide a unique line of lightweight bendable boom earworn microphones—known as the “toughest” earworn microphones in the industry. As a result of PSA’s pro-audio expertise and its admired reputation for sales and service support, the company was also named Digigram’s Master Distributor for the Americas. The world renowned brand of Digigram sound cards, IP audio and video codecs, and Ethersound audio networking technology are now available from Point Source Audio. Founded in 2004, Point Source Audio is headquartered in Novato, Calif. For more information call (415) 226-1122 or visit www.point-sourceaudio.com

About Otaritec Corporation
Otaritec Corporation is a trading subsidiary of Otari, Inc., one of Japan’s leading manufacturers of high-technology products covering advanced technical areas catering specifically to recording studios, live performance venues and broadcasting Stations. To learn more about Point Source Audio at Otaritec, visit http://www.otaritec.co.jp/products/psa/index.html

For press inquiries, please contact:
Kelley Brown
Point Source Audio
(415) 226-1122 x107
kbrown@point-sourceaudio.com
www.point-sourceaudio.com

Point Source Audio Names Madison Technologies as Distributor in Australia

Point Source Audio welcomes Madison Technologies as distributor for low profile microphone solutions in Australia.

Novato, CA – Madison Technologies has been appointed as distributor of Point Source Audio’s low profile earworn microphone products in Australia. President James Lamb said, “We are seeing a growing demand for earworn and lavalier low profile microphones worldwide, and offering our microphones in Australia is an important and exciting step for us.”

“The Point Source Audio range suits the needs of our customers across the broadcast, education, events, and general performance markets,” said Ken Kyle, Madison’s General Manager. “We are excited about the unique features of this range, such as the enhanced durability offered by the 360° bendable boom, and the waterproof options. With this great range of earworn and lavalier microphones, we will continue to give customers the best products, advice and service across the broadcast and AV markets.”
Point Source Audio Available At Madison Technologies


Madison Technologies is a respected industry leader with a 20-year track record of delivering the very best products, services and solutions for the cabling, networking, wireless and audio visual sectors. They have a staff of more than 70 in offices located in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Madison provides broadcast engineers and audio visual integrators with new and innovative products from manufacturers around the world. For more than 20 years, their skilled experts have been finding and creating clever and robust solutions for complex needs.

Says Lamb, “Madison Technologies is a great company with a significant footprint throughout Australia. Their history of achievement is an ideal fit with Point Source Audio’s commitment to cutting edge technology and exceptional customer service.”

About Point Source Audio

Point Source Audio manufactures and distributes worldwide a unique line of lightweight bendable boom earworn microphones—known as the “toughest” earworn microphones in the industry. As a result of PSA’s pro-audio expertise and its admired reputation for sales and service support, the company was also named Digigram’s Master Distributor for the Americas. The world renowned brand of Digigram sound cards, IP audio and video codecs, and Ethersound audio networking technology are now available from Point Source Audio. Founded in 2004, Point Source Audio is headquartered in Novato, Calif. For more information call (415) 226-1122 or visit www.point-sourceaudio.com.

About Madison Technologies

Madison Technologies is a respected industry leader with a 20-year track record of delivering the very best products, services and solutions for the cabling, networking, wireless and audio visual sectors. For more than 20 years, their skilled connectivity experts have been finding and creating clever and robust solutions for complex connectivity challenges. With more than 70 staff in offices across Australia, Madison Technologies is on hand to source, design and manufacture for tomorrow’s well connected world. To learn more about Madison Connective Technologies, call 1800 00 77 80 or visit www.madisontech.com.au.

For press inquiries, please contact:
Kelley Brown
Point Source Audio
(415) 226-1122 x107
kbrown@point-sourceaudio.com
www.point-sourceaudio.com

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Point Source Audio Unveils Digigram’s New IP Video Box with 3 in 1 Functionality

Digigram’s New IP Video Box Encodes/Decodes/Transcodes in One


Novato, CA – Point Source Audio, distributor of Digigram for the Americas, will unveil Digigram’s newest series of IP Video Codecs, for the first time at InfoComm 2012, Las Vegas, NV, June 13-15, 2012. The new AQORD and AQILIM video codecs simplify IP video with feature sets tailored specific to the rigors of live-stream broadcasts, or to accommodate multiple streaming formats for IPTV.

The AQORD uses a hardware encoding/decoding scheme and was developed for high-quality IP video and broadcast applications such as content contribution (point to point) — from a live event to a studio, one studio to another, studio to transmitter, or delivery to a Content Distribution Network (CDN). The AQILIM uses a software encoding scheme making it optimal for IPTV distribution — corporate, hospitality or video distribution from ISPs to end users’ set-top boxes (STBs) or mobile devices.

Designed for SD/HD live streaming the, AQORD can simultaneously encode, decode or transcode two (2) video channels (IP stream, file, SDI) providing exceptional ease in the set-up, and time-savings should the system require reconfiguration. AQORD delivers 99.99% operational reliability, and its advanced, industrial-grade design ensures highly dependable performance, with low power consumption technology. The 1U/19’’ rack mounting unit provides up to two Encoding /Decoding/Transcoding channels in a compact footprint with 1TB of internal HDD storage capacity.


As an alternative, AQILIM is a superlative option for all-IP solutions for IPTV, webTV and mobile operators. AQILIM devices are based on a powerful software core allowing them to handle either SD or HD/SD operations. AQILIM supports numerous custom streaming formats (e.g. Flash RTMP, Apple HLS for iPhone and other Apple devices, Windows Media, etc.) and multiple resolutions for specific applications such as HD or SD for IPTV, SQCIF for WebTV, etc. Equally important when dealing with IP streams, AQILIM devices are able to stream to multiple destination points in UDP or RTP network protocols while using multiple network streaming methods such as Multicast, Unicast or Unicast Multi-point. They provide concurrent streaming over the Internet for up to 10 different IP addresses.

Both AQORD and AQILIM offer complete system management through the local HMI front panel, or remotely from any web enabled PC or XML API. Start/Stop or manage up to 100 Profiles remotely through the web interface or monitor hardware status such as chassis cooling temperatures, fan speeds and alarms.

Availability:

AQORD and AQILIM are available for immediate shipping in the following models:

AQORD *LINK 1C (one encoding, decoding or transcoding channel)

AQORD *LINK 2C (two encoding, decoding or transcoding channel)

AQORD *LINK SC (two encoding, decoding or transcoding channel + scaler)

AQILIM *FIT 1C (one encoding channel and transcoding capabilities)

AQILIM *FIT 2C (one or two encoding channels and transcoding capabilities)

AQILIM *SERV/FIT 1C (1 encoding channel and transcoding capabilities)

AQILIM *SERV/FIT 2C (2 encoding channels and transcoding capabilities)

AQILIM *SERV/FIT TC (transcoding capabilities)

Digigram IP Audio and Video Codecs are available through Point Source Audio’s reseller network of system integration contractors and broadcast retailers. To join the PSA Authorized Reseller Network, please contact sales@point-sourceaudio.com

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About Point Source Audio

Point Source Audio manufactures and distributes worldwide a unique line of lightweight bendable boom earworn microphones—known as the “toughest” earworn microphones in the industry. As a result of PSA’s pro-audio expertise and its admired reputation for sales and service support, the company was also named Digigram’s Master Distributor for the Americas. The world renowned brand of Digigram sound cards, IP audio and video codecs, and Ethersound audio networking technology are now available from Point Source Audio. Founded in 2004, Point Source Audio is headquartered in Novato, Calif. For more information call (415) 226-1122 or visit www.point-sourceaudio.com.

For inquiries, please contact:

Kelley Brown

Point Source Audio

(415) 226-1122 x107

kbrown@point-sourceaudio.com

www.point-sourceaudio.com

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Point Source Audio Unveils Digigram’s CANCUN USB Sound Card with Stunning Functionality

Digigram’s CANCUN USB Sound Card is a Stunner

On-the-go audio and broadcast professionals can travel with style and substance

Digigram’s new CANCUN 4-Channel Mobile Sound Card

Novato, CA – Point Source Audio, distributor of Digigram for the Americas, will unveil CANCUN, Digigram’s newest series of ultra sleek USB sounds cards, for the first time at InfoComm 2012, Las Vegas, NV, June 13-15, 2012, BOOTH: C9125. The new CANCUN series of mobile USB sound cards is designed for remote recording professionals; and live sound and audio engineers to use in room acoustic analysis. This range includes the CANCUN 442-Mic and CANCUN 222-Mic, a 4-in/4-out and a 2-in/2-out respectively, simultaneous analog + AES I/O device.

Digigram has a long tradition of no-compromise sound cards and CANCUN is no exception. An excellent mic preamp, a professional analog level of +24 dBu max and guaranteed low latency of under 3 ms are just some of the high quality features the devices offer. Unlike any of its competitors, underneath’s CANCUN’s sleek, streamlined design is a durable touch panel with protected LED lights, and housing for all the required connectivity such as a Neutrik™ XLR plug for professional microphones. A companion software application allows users to monitor important information such as gain values, driver setup, current state, VU meters and locks, while simultaneously working on their favorite digital audio workstation software. CANCUN is also compatible with SMARRT Software to assist live sound and audio engineers in analyzing room acoustics and optimizing the linearity of sound reinforcement systems.

Key features

• 2×500 MIPS dual-core processing power

• Simultaneous analog & AES I/Os in a compact form factor

• Excellent MIC preamp (55dB gain, 100 dB THD+N, -126 dB EIN)

• Professional analog level of +24 dBu max

• Guaranteed low latency (3 mS) on Windows™ and Mac OSX™ platforms

• Ergonomically advanced user interface for quick setup and efficient monitoring on both Windows™ and Mac OSX™ platforms

• Innovative hardware controls with LED-lighted touch panel

• Neutrik™ XLR connectivity and break-out cables

Availability:

The sound card is shipping August 2012 in the following models:

CANCUN-222-mic – USB Mobile Soundcard with 2 mic/line balanced analog inputs

CANCUN-442-mic – USB Mobile Soundcard with 4 mic/line balanced analog inputs

The CANCUN is available through Point Source Audio’s reseller network of system integration contractors and broadcast retailers. To join the PSA Authorized Reseller Network, please contact sales@point-sourceaudio.com

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About Point Source Audio

Point Source Audio manufactures and distributes worldwide a unique line of lightweight bendable boom earworn microphones—known as the “toughest” earworn microphones in the industry. As a result of PSA’s pro-audio expertise and its admired reputation for sales and service support, the company was also named Digigram’s Master Distributor for the Americas. The world renowned brand of Digigram sound cards, IP audio and video codecs, and Ethersound audio networking technology are now available from Point Source Audio. Founded in 2004, Point Source Audio is headquartered in Novato, Calif. For more information call (415) 226-1122 or visit www.point-sourceaudio.com.

For inquiries, please contact:

Kelley Brown

Point Source Audio

(415) 226-1122 x107

kbrown@point-sourceaudio.com

www.point-sourceaudio.com

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Point Source Audio Launches “Unsinkable” Earworn Microphone

Point Source Audio’s NEW CO-5w Waterproof Mic Defends Against Steam, Sweat and Stage Make-up.

Novato, CA — Point Source Audio, manufacturer of the original and one-of-a-kind “unbreakable boom” earworn microphone, is making another big splash with their new “unsinkable” waterproof microphone.

The new CO-5w Waterproof Earworn Microphone is the waterproof version of the popular CO-5 that discriminating performers and pastors have come to rely on for years. The waterproof version combines all the reliable performance characteristics of the CO-5 with a special water-protected mic element to make the CO-5w virtually “unsinkable”. With 125dB of SPL, this splash proof microphone is ideal for those who speak or perform in outdoor environments such as theme and amusement parks, cruise ships, water parks, zoos, aquariums, or summer camps. Pastors conducting baptisms will discover the CO-5w is impenetrable even against accidental “splashing.” Stage performers and theatre actors will appreciate the waterproof microphone to defend against sweat and steam, as well as being able to gently rinse the microphone element with water after use to remove stage makeup—a fitting “wash and wear” feature for this audience.

“We’re super excited about our ‘unsinkable’ feature,” said Yvonne Ho, Vice President of Marketing at Point Source Audio. “Of course, we don’t recommend users drowning their wireless packs in water, but now they have a microphone shielded against humidity and water so it can be used almost anywhere.”

The CO-5w Waterproof Earworn Microphone has an omni-directional polar pattern that allows a full 360 degree pick up of sound providing a natural blend of voice and ambience. The design of the CO-5w lends itself to reduced speech produced “popping sounds” and voice overloads in close mic applications.

Availability & Pricing:
The CO-5w Waterproof Earworn Microphone is shipping now. The single-ear version retails for $335 MSRP, and the dual-ear version retails for $425. The CO-5w is offered in a variety of terminations designed to work with all the most common wireless systems. Standard offerings are immediately available and special orders for custom wiring are welcomed as well.

Popular Standard Offerings:

    CO-5w-AK – Single-ear microphone wired for AKG, available in Beige
    CO-5w-AT – Single-ear microphone wired for Audio-Technica, available in Beige
    CO-5w-SE – Single-ear microphone wired for Sennheiser Evolution, available in Beige
    CO-5w-SH – Single-ear microphone wired for Shure, available in Beige
    CO-5w-TX – Single-ear microphone wired for Telex, available in Beige
    CO-5w-KIT-AK – Dual-ear microphone kit wired for AKG, available in Beige
    CO-5w-KIT-AT – Dual-ear microphone kit wired for Audio-Technica, available in Beige
    CO-5w-KIT-SE – Dual-ear microphone kit wired for Sennheiser Evolution, available in Beige
    CO-5w-KIT-SH – Dual-ear microphone kit wired for Shure, available in Beige
    CO-5w-KIT-TX – Dual-ear microphone kit wired for Telex, available in Beige

The CO-5w waterproof earworn microphone is available at local pro-sound resellers and system integration contractors. To join the PSA Authorized Reseller Network, please contact sales@point-sourceaudio.com

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About Point Source Audio
Point Source Audio manufactures and distributes worldwide a unique line of lightweight bendable boom earworn microphones—known as the “toughest” earworn microphones in the industry. As a result of PSA’s pro-audio expertise and its admired reputation for sales and service support, the company was also named Digigram’s Master Distributor for the Americas. The world renowned brand of Digigram sound cards, IP audio and video codecs, and Ethersound audio networking technology are now available from Point Source Audio. Founded in 2004, Point Source Audio is headquartered in Novato, Calif. For more information call (415) 226-1122 or visit www.point-sourceaudio.com.

For inquiries, please contact:
Kelley Brown
Point Source Audio
(415) 226-1122 x107
kbrown@point-sourceaudio.com
www.point-sourceaudio.com

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