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HARDPOP CLUB ELEVATES TO DANLEY SOUND LABS SUBWOOFERS AND LOUDSPEAKERS

JUÁREZ, MEXICO – SEPTEMBER 2013: The Hardpop Club in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico is both a source of immense local pride and a beacon to serious DJs and electronic musicians around the world. Indeed, the hard-partying citizens and electronic music fanatics of Ciudad Juárez regularly fill the Hardpop Club to its 500-person capacity, and international DJ and club publications consistently rank it within the top one hundred clubs globally. Over the past two years, the Hardpop Club has – with the help of North Carolina-based Clarity, Inc. – switched out its old sound system for a cutting-edge Danley Sound Labs system with abundant headroom, crystalline fidelity, and honest, chest-crushing bass. The improvement over even the best conventional club sound systems is obvious, and artists and fans alike are hailing the new sound at Hardpop Club. In addition, Danley’s new optional club aesthetic makes a bold visual statement that underscores the unique sonic characteristics of Tom Danley’s innovative designs.

As a border town that was especially hard hit by Mexico’s drug war, Ciudad Juárez is both a city and a rallying point, and the returning health of its vibrant cultural life is a metric of hope for its citizens. “The owner of Hardpop Club is in a city that is attempting to recover from its bad reputation,” said Bill Weir, vice president of technology at Clarity and the mastermind behind the club’s sound design. “He feels that he has to go above and beyond to attract A-list performers from around the world. He wanted a new sound system that would be unique and that would reinforce Hardpop Club’s position as a leader in the industry.” With its focus squarely on the music – most of the club’s patrons are electronic music fans first and club-goers only second – that meant taking the new sound system to the next level.

“Clubs are obligated to refresh their sound and look every so often and Hardpop Club was due for an upgrade,” explained Rich Mason, president of Clarity. “Electronic dance music is one of the most demanding forms of music on a sound system because its creators fully and deliberately exploit the entire frequency range – from 20Hz to 20kHz. Rather uniquely, Danley offers a lot of legitimacy in the low end, particularly the bottom octave. Beyond supplying a ton of bass, Danley subwoofers are truly musical. Because Danley full-range boxes are horns, we can keep energy off the walls, and their phase coherency is phenomenal. Hearing a loud Danley system is a unique experience because it is devoid of the distortions inherent to conventional subwoofer and loudspeaker designs.”

Four Danley SH-96HO full-range boxes paired with four Danley DBH-218 subwoofers comprise the main output of Hardpop Club’s new system. Because of their excellent pattern control, which extends octaves below conventional designs, Weir was able to toe the SH-96HOs in to keep energy off the walls and on the main floor, reducing the room’s decay time by 300ms. Four Danley SM-96 full-range boxes paired with four Danley TH-118 subwoofers fill in the sound from the back of the room. Weir was careful to use the DSP capabilities of the Powersoft K- and M-Series amplifiers to properly delay and phase all of the system components so that everything sums in phase in the middle of the room and so that no components are fighting. A pair of Danley SH-46s and a pair of Danley TH-212 subwoofers at the DJ booth inspire great performances. A Lake LM44 DSP provides modest overall system tuning.

“Working with Danley on this project was great,” said Mason. “We suggested a number of add-ons or options that would raise the Danley brand in the eyes of club owners, and they took us up on every one. The most conspicuous suggestion was a bold color contrast between the horn and the rest of the box. For Hardpop Club, the horns are red and the boxes are black. It doesn’t even look like a speaker!”

“High-SPL sound reinforcement systems are typically either forgiving and lack resolution; or they have the resolution but are merciless and unforgiving of material produced in a less than stellar fashion. The greatly reduced distortion in the mid-band Danley means that even with material that’s less than perfect there is a level of effortlessness that is always present. And since the large format horns are full range and have no convergence error, the sound in the venue is exceptionally warm, friendly and consistent,” says Weir.

ABOUT DANLEY SOUND LABS Danley Sound Labs is the exclusive home of Tom Danley, one of the most innovative loudspeaker designers in the industry today and recognized worldwide as a pioneer for “outside the box” thinking in professional audio technology. www.danleysoundlabs.com

SPARTAN STORES HEADQUARTERS SOUND MASK WITH ASHLY PEMA 4250.70 DSP/AMPLIFIERS

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – SEPTEMBER 2013: Spartan Stores operates over one hundred locations throughout Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana under the Family Fare, Glen’s Market, D&W Fresh Market, Felpausch Food Center, and VG’s Grocery brands. Its operations are headquartered Grand Rapids, Michigan, where the company originally opened as a coop in 1917. Spartan Stores continues to flourish in the 21st Century, and it recently added office space at its corporate headquarters to accommodate additional personnel. Because cubicles would populate the open space, Spartan Stores hired ASCOM Communications Contractors of Holland, Michigan to design a masking system that would allow its employees to focus amid the noise of conversations, as well as afford them privacy in those conversations. ASCOM used the Ashly Pema 4125.70 combination processor/four-channel amplifier to give Spartan Stores a reliable and cost-effective sound masking system.

“The Ashly Pema 4250.70 gives us all of the processing power we need – including the noise source itself – and four 250-Watt amplifier channels in just two rack spaces,” said Tim Vandermeer, project manager at ASCOM. “We divided the space up into multiple zones so that each could be precisely equalized to meet the sound masking NC 40 standard. Moreover, if they come back to us to request paging functionality or music playback, we can simply add the feature. That’s always a much better answer than, ‘sure, but it will cost you a bunch extra.’ We can also add scheduling, if they like.”

In addition to the Ashly Pema 4250.70 and the necessary wiring, the only other component in the system is a collection of forty Atlas M1000 loudspeakers. For more effective masking, the loudspeakers are installed above the suspended ceiling facing up. “Although the DSPs and amplifiers of some other manufacturers can often be challenging to connect to, the Ashly products are always fast and trouble-free,” he added. Vandermeer used SysTune to tailor the Pema 4250.70’s equalization curves to precisely match the prescribed sound masking frequency response.

ABOUT ASHLY AUDIO Ashly Audio Inc. is recognized as a world leader in the design and manufacturing of high quality & high performance signal processing equipment and power amplification for use in the commercial sound contracting and professional audio markets. The 37-year old company is headquartered in Webster, New York U.S.A. www.ashly.com

Women in CE Announces Record-Breaking Ticket Sales for CEDIA EXPO 2013 Breakfast Event

CEDIA Networking Event Brings Nicole Mangina, CEO of The Success Perspective, to Largest Audience Ever

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Sept. 16, 2013 — Women in Consumer Electronics (CE), an industry organization focused on empowering women, building networks, and supporting career opportunities in the consumer electronics industry, is gearing up for its fifth annual breakfast event at CEDIA EXPO 2013, which will feature Nicole Mangina, founder and CEO of The Success Perspective, as the keynote speaker. Mangina will present “Secrets to Being Successful in Business and Having a Life” to the session’s largest-ever audience on Sept. 28 at 7:30 a.m. at the Denver Convention Center, Four Seasons Ballroom 4. more

RTI and Pro Control to Offer Manufacturing Training Sessions at CEDIA EXPO 2013

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Sept. 12, 2013 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced that the company will be offering three manufacturing training sessions at CEDIA EXPO 2013 in Denver. Courses will include “Two-Way Programming With Integration Designer,” “Programming the RTiPanel,” and “Driver Development With the RTI SDK.” In addition, RTI’s Pro Control brand will hold its own separate training session at the show: “Introduction to Pro Control.” All courses will take place on Sept. 27. more

API 1608 GRADUATES TO NUREMBERG UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC

NUREMBERG, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 2013: The API 1608 serves as the perfect teaching tool in many interesting places in the world, and now, one can be found in Studio 214 at the Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg (Nuremberg University of Music). Here, creativity is the focus and hands-on experience is the goal. The equipment available to the students offers unequaled opportunities with both vintage and modern effects, all in a school that dates back to 1821.

The decision to purchase the 1608 came to fruition with the help of API’s German distributor Erwin Strich. Toni Hinterholzinger, head of the recording department, believed that the punchy and clear sound of the API preamps would make this the ideal learning tool for teaching classic recording techniques. Most of the recording projects are student-based, but on occasion, there are some commercial projects where students assist and often take part as musicians. Some who have recorded on the 1608 include Wolfgang Buck, Nevio, Johannes Ludwig, Tilmann Herpichböhm, Steffen Schorn, and Olivia Solner.

“This is, for sure, one of the best equipped rooms in Europe – a place where audio magic actually happens and sonic dreams come true!” said Hinterholzinger.

ABOUT API (AUTOMATED PROCESSES, INC.) Established more than 40 years ago, Automated Processes, Inc. is the leader in analog recording gear with the Vision, Legacy Series and 1608 recording consoles, as well as its classic line of modular signal processing equipment.

www.apiaudio.com

SYMETRIX SYMNET RADIUS 12X8 DANTE NETWORK AUDIO DSP TUNES THE AUDIO FOR THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE’S LARGEST SHOPPING CENTER

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 2013: With over five hundred stores, the Chadstone Shopping Centre in Melbourne, Australia is the largest shopping center in the southern hemisphere. In the run up to the recent holidays, Chadstone’s owners hired Corporate Initiatives of Nunawading, Victoria to install a massive video wall and sound system. The video wall would run advertisements for select stores in the shopping center, and the owners wanted audio support to make the advertisements as compelling as possible. However, the sound had to be focused. It had to be vibrant and punchy right in front of the video wall but it couldn’t interfere with the ambiances of the nearby stores. Corporate Initiatives designed and installed a sound reinforcement system centered on a Symetrix SymNet Radius 12×8 Dante network audio DSP, which tunes the system perfectly.

The video wall is an NEC 6mm Pixel Pitch LED array. Videro Digital Signage provides content via a redundant pair of MAC Video Playback devices, each with Dante Virtual Soundcards. Because the Symetrix SymNet Radius 12×8 has two Gigabit Switch ports, both playback devices are connected to the system via the Dante network, and the backup is always on standby. Additional analogue inputs include two Shure wireless microphones and a flexible XLR input plate for use at events in the large public space in front of the video wall.

Robust automatic gain control is a critical component in the success of the installation. The volume of foot traffic – and hence the volume of background noise – varies tremendously depending on the day and time. An appropriate volume on a Wednesday morning would be completely drowned out on a Saturday afternoon, and an appropriate volume on a Saturday afternoon would be overwhelming on a Wednesday morning. Two ambient noise-sensing microphones complete the input count, to provide information to the Radius 12×8’s automatic gain control algorithm.

“The Symetrix SymNet Radius 12×8 was the perfect processor for Chadstone’s video wall,” said Michael O’Connor from PAVT. “For an affordable price, the Radius 12×8 provides Symetrix’ broadcast-quality audio path and algorithms, including automatic gain control, and Dante audio capabilities. Moreover, our experience has been that Symetrix builds the most reliable DSPs on the market. We have been distributing Symetrix for about ten years now, and in that time we have sold hundreds of Symetrix units for corporate installations, stadiums, broadcast facilities, and nightclubs.” Because the audio content is delivered from a variety of sources and because the level is not always consistent between those sources, the Symetrix SymNet Radius 12×8 also delivers uniform content level using a number of dynamic processing modules.

Two dual-channel Powersoft K2 DSP+AESOP amplifiers provide biamped power to a pair of EAW QX full-range loudspeakers. Because the system runs ten hours a day, seven days a week on average, the K2’s Power Factor Correction maximizes the system’s efficiency by drawing only as much power as is actually needed. The QXs provide precise directivity so as to keep energy focused on potential viewers and away from the nearby shops. An AMX Netlinx Processor and user interface allows intuitive source selection and volume control.

“This difficult audio environment in a large shopping center was a first for us,” said Chris Gauci, director at Corporate Initiatives. “But with the assistance of Production Audio Video Technology, we were able to design and install the perfect audio system within this acoustically complex environment. We had to have the right audio level covering just the right public space, without impeding on any of the shop spaces very close by. The carefully-calibrated ambient noise sensing is perfect, and the customer is ecstatic with the final result.”

ABOUT SYMETRIX
Symetrix is dedicated to making life sound better. As a world leader in the development and manufacturing of digital audio signal processing (DSP) systems and accessories, Symetrix provides best in class audio management solutions to businesses, schools, non-profits and government organizations.

For more information on Symetrix products visit www.symetrix.co

Display Development Debuts New Series In Collaboration With Christie Digital

Batavia, NY—September 2013—Display Development, originator of the Residential Architectural Video System category, is thrilled to announce a new collaboration with Christie® Digital Systems USA, Inc., the world leader in visual technologies, to provide a new line of custom-engineered video display systems. The new range, designed specifically for the residential custom market, will make its official debut with a grand celebration during the 2013 CEDIA Expo in booth 3812.

“Christie is proud to have Display Development as a sales and service partner to bring their new series of projectors with superior digital projection quality to the CEDIA channel,” said Bryan Boehme of Christie. “The team at Display Development has the experience and the high level of technical expertise needed to provide excellent support of our products.”

“The competitive landscape of the residential display market has always led us to think outside the box,” said Jim Burns, president and co-founder of Display Development. “To further grow the custom display market, we sought to partner with Christie the leader in digital cinema, bringing our unique professional level of quality to the CEDIA channel. During CEDIA Expo, we are introducing custom engineered projection and flat panel systems based on Christie displays. We can now offer our dealers an unprecedented digital cinema experience, in all rooms of the house, for a wide array of customers.”

About Christie®
Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925), is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry. A leading innovator in film projection since 1929 and a pioneer in digital projection systems since 1979, Christie® has established a global reputation as a total service provider and the world’s single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions. With the acquisition of Vista Controls Systems, Corp., Christie offers the most complete and advanced solutions for cinema, live venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments. For more information, visit www.christiedigital.com.

About Display Development
Display Development delivers high-caliber architectural display systems, ranging from under $7,000 to $1,000,000 that are customized based on client expectations, room ergonomics, and environmental demands. Our mission is to provide a superior viewing experience in harmony with room décor. With a proven track record of 20 years, the core team of Display Development is responsible for bringing over 100 displays to market, many of which have received awards and accolades for their leading-edge technology.

New RTI Products at CEDIA EXPO 2013

Company Quote:

“A number of revolutionary new RTI products will be making their CEDIA debut this year, and we can’t wait to show them off. Visitors to our booth will experience our latest wired and wireless control interfaces, which combine stunning new designs with unmatched features for the ultimate control experience. Integrators can learn more about RTI’s APEX control platform and a brilliant new partnership with Lutron. Our latest XP control processors will also be on hand to dazzle with their high-end functionality, including the XP-4 with on-screen control support. With all of this at our booth and more, it’s going to be a great event and we look forward to seeing you there.” — Pete Baker, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for RTI

New RTI Products at CEDIA EXPO 2013:

Clear Connect Interface Module (CCM-1)
RTI has teamed up with Lutron(R), a world-renowned leader in lighting control, to develop a brilliant new solution to redefine high-voltage lighting control. The Clear Connect Interface Module (CCM-1) allows installers to easily integrate select Lutron RadioRA(R) 2 dimmers, switches, sensors, and plug-in devices into RTI’s cost-effective control systems, while programming the devices natively from RTI’s award-winning Integration Designer(R) programming software. Making its debut at CEDIA EXPO 2013, the CCM-1 is used to integrate RTI directly with specific Lutron RadioRA 2 devices, which communicate via Lutron’s Clear Connect RF Technology.

Image Link: www.ingearpr.com/RTI/ClearConnect.zip
Caption: Clear Connect Interface Module

T2i and T2x Wireless Control Interfaces
RTI’s T2i and T2x remote controls take style to an unprecedented level with thinner, sleeker, and more ergonomic designs. For improved gesture support, the handheld controllers feature flush-mount, edge-to-edge touch screens, while integrated grip sensors conveniently keep the remotes awake while they’re being held. Complementing their design with unparalleled functionality, the T2i and T2x offer a dual RF platform for either one-way control via 433-MHz RF or bidirectional communication with RTI processors and supported third-party electronics through 2.4-GHz ZigBee(R). In addition the T2x boasts Wi-Fi(R) support, which enables wireless updating, and a groundbreaking, built-in accelerometer for control by hand movements.

Image Link: www.ingearpr.com/RTI/T2x.zip
Caption: T2x Handheld Controller

Cost-Effective KX2 Wired Control Interface
New additions to the KX line of wired control interfaces will be on display at CEDIA EXPO 2013, including the KX2 in-wall controller, which delivers high-end features at a low cost. At 2.8 inches, the affordable KX2 LCD is small enough to blend into any environment, yet provides the resolution necessary for displaying custom buttons, text, and graphics. When approached by an end user, a proximity sensor automatically brings the unit to life. The controller’s 12 hard buttons and graphic interface are fully programmable using RTI’s Integration Designer(R) software. The KX2′s infrared output port provides direct control of A/V components, while the integrated 10/100Base-T Ethernet port with Power-over-Ethernet provides two-way control and additional installation flexibility.

Image Link: www.ingearpr.com/RTI/KX2.zip
Caption: KX2 In-Wall Controller

XP Control Processors
At CEDIA EXPO 2013, RTI will have the latest additions to its XP line of control processors on display, including the revolutionary new XP-4. Offering an HDMI(R) video output and two inputs for an on-screen display control interface, the XP-4 provides bidirectional communication with supported third-party electronics through an integrated 2.4-GHz ZigBee(R) transceiver and two bidirectional RS-232 ports. An Ethernet connection allows for software downloads, IP control, and support for the RTiPanel and Virtual Panel.

Image Link: www.ingearpr.com/RTI/XP4.zip
Caption: XP-4 Control Processor

RTI Manufacturer Product Training at CEDIA EXPO 2013:

Two-Way Programming With Integration Designer
Friday, Sept. 27 — 11:00 a.m.  12:30 p.m.
Course Code: MPT1084

Programming the RTiPanel
Friday, Sept. 27 — 1:00 p.m.  2:30 p.m.
Course Code: MPT1085

Driver Development with the RTI SDK
Friday, Sept. 27 — 3:00 p.m.  4:30 p.m.
Course Code: MPT1086

Company Overview

Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) is a leading control systems manufacturer offering innovative, sophisticated, and user-friendly devices for professionally installed electronic systems. The company’s wide array of award-winning handheld and in-wall universal controllers, central processors, audio distribution systems, and accessories are marketed exclusively through a worldwide network of professional integrators. For complete control and monitoring over electronic systems from virtually anywhere in the world, the power of RTI is available on iPhone(R), iPod touch(R), iPad(R), and Android” devices through the company’s RTiPanel application, just as the award-winning RTI Virtual Panel program offers access and control via any PC running Microsoft(R) Windows(R). All RTI solutions are programmed through the company’s world-renowned Integration Designer(R) software, easily allowing dealers to provide a completely customizable user interface for intuitive command over the entire electronics system.

Founded in 1992 with a committed focus on the custom installation market, RTI offers a number of award-winning support and incentive programs to its dealers, including educational opportunities through the Advanced Control University (ACU), and the popular Control Bucks and Dealer Accommodation programs. In addition, through RTI’s Integration Partner Program, the company has reached out to manufacturers across the industry to ensure that RTI products integrate seamlessly with a wide variety of components and systems.

Additional information on RTI and its innovative control solutions is available at www.rticorp.com.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

PR Link: www.ingearpr.com/RTI/130911.zip

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Atlona(R) to Offer Manufacturer Training at CEDIA EXPO 2013

Session to Explore the Benefits of Modular Systems Customization

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sept. 11, 2013 — Atlona(R), a leading digital connectivity solutions provider, today announced that the company will be providing a manufacturer training session titled “Modular System Design” at CEDIA EXPO 2013. The session will be offered on Sept. 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Mile High Ballroom 3C. Topics will include the best practices and benefits of customizing modular systems. more

SANUS Debuts New Line of Premium TV Wall Mounts Designed to Revolutionize the Installation Experience

The new, simplified line minimizes choices to enable a better installation experience with intuitive set up.

Denver, CO – September 11, 2013 – CEDIA EXPO – Booth 2010 – SANUS®, the leading global brand of audio/video mounts, furnishings and consumer electronics accessories, will reveal its new line of Premium TV Wall Mounts at CEDIA Expo 2013, highlighting intuitive and simple installation in the SANUS stand (#2010). Designed with integrated safety features built-in, the Premium Series of mounts elevates the mounting process with a high-end aesthetic design and reduced hardware, enabling easy installation and consumer confidence.

Built with the consumer in mind, the Premium Series unites form and function with high-quality materials, superior finish and an intuitive, simple installation template. With eleven models ranging in size and position, there is a perfect mount choice for every DIY installer. The entire line of mounts include a magnetic level and stud-finder tool, fully assembled interface and pre-installed finger tightening fasteners that eliminate the need for tools, and greatly reduce installation complexity, while ensuring that the TV is always perfectly positioned.

The installation process is made even easier with key-holed wall plate and quick release tabs for tool-less set up. An easy-to-follow instruction manual, as well as audible safety locks that are heard and felt during installation, give consumers the reassurance of a safe and secure connection, without having to search for the correct hardware.

“We are thrilled to showcase the new side of SANUS with our Premium Series TV Wall Mounts at CEDIA Expo, as it’s the perfect setting to show them to our installers,” said Dominic Grey, Director of Product Development. “Our entire line is simplified, making it easier for an installer or the consumer to find the right mount, and have the assurance that it has been installed safely. We’ve revolutionized the installation experience, making it better and easier overall so that consumers can and will want to mount their TVs in every room, eliminating dangerous in-home accidents.”

For the ultimate in ease and functionality, the Premium Series allows the consumer or installer to make adjustments to level the TV after it is already mounted to the wall. SANUS has thought of everything, including a television kick-stand that can pull the TV away from the wall to allow all cables to be routed into the back of the TV, after it has been mounted.

Premium Series features eleven mounts accommodating 13 inch to 80 inch flat panels up to 125 pounds (57 kg) in fixed-position, tilting, full-motion and full motion plus SKU assortments, offering solutions for any situation, all with the same simple installation process for significant time savings for installers. The Premium Series will be available worldwide in October, 2013 and the MSRP range is from $29.99 to $349.99.

For more information about SANUS, visit www.sanus.com.  Follow SANUS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sanus and become a fan of SANUS on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SanusSystems.

About SANUS
SANUS®, a division of Milestone AV Technologies, designs and builds fine AV mounts, furniture, stands and accessories. Every SANUS product is engineered to enhance AV systems and the surrounding décor. Today Sanus offers more than 300 home theater units, TV and audio stands, mounts, speaker supports, AV equipment racks and accessories. SANUS products are available at thousands of retail locations worldwide and can be seen at the company’s website: www.sanus.com.

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