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SYMNET EDGE INSTALLED AT BRISTOL VIRGINIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS ADMIN BUILDING

bristol_va_interior.JPGBRISTOL, VIRGINIA – AUGUST 2012: In a regionally-famous slogan, Bristol, Virginia boasts that it is, “a good place to live,” and its school district helps the city live up to that slogan. Recently, the district renovated an historic Bristol building, adding office space for administrators and a 240-seat auditorium for meetings and other events. Operating out of the Roanoke office of Lee Hartman & Sons, veteran A/V integrator Brian McDonald designed the sound system for the auditorium using Symetrix’ new SymNet Edge open-architecture, modular-I/O DSP system. McDonald cited SymNet Edge’s sound quality, ease of integration, user-control options (including ARC-WEB for smartphone-based control), Dante bus networking, and intuitive Composer design software as reasons for its selection.

“I’ve been using Symetrix products for a long time, going all the way back to my years in live sound,” said McDonald. “Symetrix gear has always been very more

Women in CE Announces Fourth Annual CEDIA EXPO Breakfast Event

Tickets Now Available for Purchase at www.WomenInCE.org

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Aug. 6, 2012 — Women in Consumer Electronics (CE), an industry organization focused on empowering women, building networks, and supporting career opportunities in the consumer electronics industry, today announced that its 4th Annual CEDIA EXPO Breakfast event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. in the Indiana Convention Center, Sagamore Ballroom 1. Tickets are available via the organization’s website at www.WomenInCe.org or can be purchased onsite at the event. Ticket prices are $25 for members and $35 for non-members.

The Women in CE CEDIA EXPO 2012 event will feature a hot breakfast, a keynote presentation (speaker to be announced shortly), and the opportunity to network with industry peers. Every breakfast to date has been standing-room only. Consequently, Women in CE recommends prepurchasing tickets online to guarantee admission to this exclusive event.

“Our CEDIA breakfast is truly unique and now a staple of the show,” said Carol Campbell, founder of Women in CE. “Year after year, the sold-out session brings together men and women from all areas of the consumer electronics marketplace to learn, discuss, and exchange ideas on a wide range of topics that are affecting our role in the industry. The contagious smiles, positive energy, and popularity of the event make it a very special networking opportunity to attend.”

The core mission of Women in CE is to provide the women in the consumer electronics industry with an environment promoting networking and professional growth through the development of relationships and new opportunities. Member benefits include networking with peers online and at live events, such as the annual Women in CE leadership forum; discounts for some Women in CE events; admission to the Mentoring Program; access to the Women in CE Member Directory; and access to all Women in CE communications.

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About Women in CE
Women in CE is an interactive community created to provide women in the consumer electronics industry an environment promoting networking and professional growth through the development of relationships and new opportunities. For additional information about membership benefits and to join, please visit www.WomenInCE.org.

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Pro Audio Technology Quad-Amplified, Seven Foot Tall SCR-3215sm Loudspeaker

Pro Audio Technology LoudspeakersWith dual 15-inch, 1400W woofers and a maximum output of >130dB; what started as an exercise to push loudspeaker performance limits is now a reality for audio and home theater enthusiasts.

Huntington Beach, CA – July 24, 2012 – Pro Audio Technology (PRO), the leader in loudspeakers and DSP-programmable amplifier systems for residential properties, today announced the SCR-3215sm loudspeaker, a seven foot tall, 350 pound four-way reference speaker designed for placement behind acoustically transparent screens. The culmination of more than 25 years in high-performance loudspeaker design by lifelong loudspeaker designer and PRO founder Paul Hales, the 3215 is truly a statement product.

Starting with the drivers, Pro Audio Technology went big, opting for dual 15-inch, 1400W woofers which offer a low frequency sensitivity of 102dB with one watt of input power. With over 350 square inches of surface area supported by a massive 30 pound motor system, the 3215 moves a lot of air to produce highly impactful bass. With four-inch voice coils, thermal power handling is maximized, allowing the SCR-3215sm to play at live concert sound pressure levels for extended periods of time without fear of driver failure.

At the heart of the SCR-3215sm’s mid/high frequency assembly is a 41-pound ultra high-output (114dB / 1 watt) compression driver. Its seven-inch carbon fiber diaphragm provides pistonic motion over three and one half octaves, resulting in the most effortless, coherent, and dynamically correct rendering of vocals and instrumentation possible. Dispersion and acoustic power transfer are controlled via a constant directivity horn with over 800 square inches of effective radiating surface – more than 40 times the radiating area of a typical cone midrange.

Upper-mid and high frequencies for the SCR-3215sm are supplied via a state-of-the-art coaxial compression driver utilizing an annular polymer diaphragm for silky smooth midrange and treble and uncolored harmonics to beyond 30 kHz. Mated to a large format 18” x 22” horn, the high frequency system provides 396 square inches of radiating surface to drive the air; or the equivalent of more than 500 one-inch dome tweeters per speaker. As in commercial cinema systems, the SCR-3215sm mid/high frequency assembly employs tri-amplification to maximize the performance of each driver in the system.

When paired with companion PMA Amplifiers the SCR-3215sm speakers are part of a sophisticated digital cinema system employing advanced DSP to redefine the industry’s concept of “accuracy” and sonic realism. Maximum output is >130 dB, making the SCR-3215 the definitive loudspeaker of choice for large to very large room applications, and those who desire a visceral concert experience in their home. Because they are designed to perform behind transparent screens at “Reference Levels” from more than 12 meters away, the 3215’s are also ideal for home theater installations.

“I designed my first loudspeaker when I was 16 and have never stopped looking for ways to improve speaker technology,” said Paul Hales, founder of Pro Audio Technology. “The 3215 loudspeaker started as a laboratory experiment to see how far we could push the limits of audio performance, and now it’s a reality with orders already in place. Our dealers can’t wait to let customers hear them in person.”

For more information about Pro Audio Technology products, visit www.proaudiotechnology.com.

Pro Audio Technology custom designs and manufactures DSP-driven loudspeakers and amplifiers with preeminent consumer and professional-grade audio engineering technology to produce sonically accurate, inherently robust audio systems. Pro Audio Technology loudspeakers are built with the amplifier as a critical part of the signal path, resulting in performance optimized systems that deliver a dynamic, true-to-life listening experience. The sound system of choice for discerning music and home theater enthusiasts, Pro Audio Technology is available globally through an elite group of high-end residential custom installers.

SYMETRIX SOLUS 16 REVITALIZES FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF APPLETON

appelton_fum_church.JPGAPPLETON, WISCONSIN: The roots of First United Methodist Church of Appleton, Wisconsin were planted 165 years ago when a frontier preacher named William H. Sampson gave a sermon in one of the few shanties that comprised the nascent town. Sorrows and joys enough to fill a book span the years between then and now, and presently First United is the spiritual home for over 1,300 residents and a cornerstone of community life. Long ago, the church outgrew its chapel and constructed a larger sanctuary on adjacent land. However, the chapel continues to serve the community on a nearly daily basis, hosting organizational meetings, prayer meetings, weddings and musical events – most notably involving students and staff from nearby Lawrence University. Metro Sound & Video recently modernized the chapel’s sound system with a Symetrix Solus 16 processor and Extron user control that will soon be more

SOUNDCAST SELECTS SKINIT FOR ITS SPEAKERS – Make your OutCast stand-out, or blend-in with an exterior wrap

Chula Vista, CA (July 31, 2012) – Soundcast Systems, developer of high-performance wireless audio speaker systems, transmitters and receivers, announced today that they have partnered with Skinit, Inc., the industry leader in on-demand personalization for electronics to provide skin adhesive wraps for its OutCast and OutCast Jr. portable wireless speaker systems.

Featuring an easy-on application as well as a “residual-free removal,” Skinit allows you to personalize the exterior of any OutCast speaker by browsing and selecting a skin design from their vast online library of colors, patterns, photography, art, professional sports leagues, colleges, universities and even an customized option for creating your own unique design – from bold, to nearly invisible, the choices are extensive.

“With OutCast’s wireless portability and flexibility to fit and play anywhere, anytime, the need for varied exterior finish options is a no-brainer. And, to meet this need and make the product more fun, aesthetically pleasing and personal, we are thrilled to announce a new exterior skin wrap option by Skinit, that allows clients to pick, choose and order their own unique “flavor and style” preference for their speaker,” said Mike Weaver, president of Soundcast Systems, Inc.

And with Skinit, Inc., the automated online design and order system effortlessly guides you step-by-step through the browsing, choosing, personalizing, and order approval process. Soundcast Systems dealers and clients can view Skinit options, pricing, and order information at http://www.soundcastsystems.com/skinit.

In addition, to support its dealers with retail storefronts Soundcast will offer point-of-sale retail wraps for both OutCast models that illustrate the features and applications of each model.

Visit Soundcast Systems at Booth #3324 at CEDIA Expo, Indianapolis, IN – September 6-8, 2012 – New Skinit exterior speaker wraps will be on display in a variety of colors, themes and patterns.

Soundcast OutCast Speaker Systems with Skinit personalized wraps

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ABOUT SKINIT, INC. – www.skinit.com
Skinit, Inc. is the industry leader in On-Demand Personalization Technology including the manufacture and distribution of customized products for electronic devices. Skinit’s online ordering and customization tools allow consumers to create branded, designed, and personalized electronic device covers, or skins, using strong durable vinyl products. Skinit also offers B2B On-Demand Personalization Platforms as complete turn-key or stand-alone hosted software and service solutions which drive manufacturing technologies such as laser etching, paint on-demand, digital print, film conversion and others. Located in San Diego, CA USA.

ABOUT SOUNDCAST SYSTEMS – www.soundcastsystems.com
Located in Chula Vista, California, Soundcast is a market innovator and leader in wireless audio systems for residential and commercial development applications. Soundcast uses the renowned high-tech frequency hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) bulletproof technology that continually searches for open channels and connects instantly to avoid interference from other products. Soundcast wireless products perfectly deliver a far-reaching broadcast range of pure, clean and crisp audio transmission through walls, doors, floors, ceilings and even outdoors. With Soundcast Systems, don’t let the music stop where the wires end.

For information about Soundcast and its innovative products, please visit www.soundcastsystems.com

Soundcast Contact: Mike Weaver • 1 (619) 671-0110 ext. 3034 • mweaver@soundcastsystems.com
Soundcast Press Contact: Roberta Lewis, The OAC Group • Tel: 713/665-8758 • email: roberta@theoacgroup.com
Skinit, Inc. Press Contact: Kim Puckett • Orange Public Relations • Tel. 317/284-1607 • kim@orangepublicrelations.com

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SYMETRIX SOLUS AFFORDABLY INTEGRATES AUDIO AND CONTROL IN HISTORIC SWISS CHURCH

reformierte_pfarrkirche.JPGMESSEN, SWITZERLAND – JULY 2012: Home to nearly 1,500 Swiss residents, the charming pastoral municipality of Messen in northwestern Switzerland claims numerous buildings of deep historical significance nestled amid the rolling foothills of the Jura Mountains. Among them is Reformierte Pfarrkirche, a church whose foundation was laid before the year 1000 A.D. and whose current walls have been standing since 1480. Despite its age, or perhaps because of it, Reformierte Pfarrkirche was overdue for an A/V system upgrade, which Pro Sound Beschallungstechnik recently provided. Although the plans originally called for multiple hardware units to provide audio processing and system control, Pro Sound Beschallungstechnik simplified things and cut costs without compromising anything by using an open-architecture Symetrix Solus 8 processor for total system integration.

“Historic structures do not have to be incompatible with contemporary expectations for audio and video support,” said Harry Horlacher, pro more

“THE GATHERING” OF FINDLAY OHIO, WITH ASHLY NE24.24M PROCESSOR AND DIPOLE OPEN-BAFFLE LOUDSPEAKERS

thegathering_1131.JPGFINDLAY, OHIO – JULY 2012: The Gathering is an upscale restaurant in the mid-sized city of Findlay, Ohio. With a history stretching back several decades, The Gathering resides in an elegant 1890s-era building and is tastefully furnished and decorated to maintain turn-of-the-century charm. When a new owner recently took over, he decided to convert the previously unused third story into a bar. He committed the new bar to a “1900-industrial” motif that had to be adhered to in every respect. Regional designer and installer House of Hindenach A/V Systems obliged the aesthetic requirements and still delivered amazing, dimensional ambiance with the help of an Ashly ne24.24M processor and a horizontal array of custom-designed dipole open-baffle loudspeakers.

thegathering_1155.JPGAfter the new owner took over The Gathering, House of Hindenach designed and installed a comparatively straightforward sound system for the more

DANLEY LOUDSPEAKERS AND SUBS LEAD THE CHARGE AT CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH

calvary_baptist.JPGSALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – JULY 2012: Founded in the late 1890s, Calvary Baptist Church has a long and proud history in Salt Lake City, Utah. Its high-energy gospel services have electrified parishioners since its inception, and, like other mid-sized churches, it has more or less kept pace with the technological advances that have defined the past century. However, the sanctuary’s 1990s-era sound reinforcement system lacked the power and clarity needed to maximize the impact of Calvary’s wonderful gospel musicians and vocalists, and the lack of a video system dated the experience. All that has changed since Audio Video Electronics (AVE) of Maple Grove, Minnesota installed articulate, yet powerful Danley Sound Labs loudspeakers and subwoofers and a thorough video system.

Not long ago, AVE performed an installation at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the needs and circumstances of Calvary more

ASHLY PEMA 8125.70 COMBINED DSP/AMP PROVIDES BONUS PROCESSING AT MICHIGAN HOTEL

grandrapids_hilton.JPGGRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – JULY 2012: In addition to comfortable rooms and splendid amenities, the Hilton Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan offers over 7,000 square-feet of flexible event and meeting space for wedding receptions, parties, conferences, and the like. An array of microphone and line-level inputs tie into a sound reinforcement system that had been working for the Hilton and its guests admirably for over a decade. When, after extended 24/7 service, one of the system’s Ashly amplifiers gave up the ghost, the Hilton asked for an Ashly replacement, counting on another long run of trouble-free performance. KVO Communications, the local A/V contractor and integrator, that has been providing the Hilton with technical support for events for over fifteen years, obliged that request and installed an Ashly Pema 8125.70. Not only does the new Pema 8125.70 give the hotel eight amplifier channels in a more

SYMETRIX JUPITER PROCESSOR AT THE TAI O HERITAGE HOTEL IN HONG KONG

taio_lookout_exterior.JPGHONG KONG, CHINA – JULY 2012: Tai O is a traditional fishing village on the west coast of Lantau Island, Hong Kong. An agreeable counterpoint to the bustle of the city, Tai O offers visitors a peaceful escape with all the charms of traditional village culture. Recently, Tai O Heritage Hotel restored the village’s 100-year old police station to its full architectural splendor, cleverly adding posh modern amenities without overwhelming the building’s tasteful minimalist aesthetic. Among those amenities is Tai O Lookout, the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, which affords patrons a scenic view from the top of the building. In keeping with the Tai O Heritage’s elegant atmosphere, Hong Kong-based A/V designer Sound Classy Holding Limited gave the restaurant a high-fidelity sound system based on the Symetrix Jupiter 8 turnkey signal processor and the Symetrix ARC-2e user interface. Sound Classy works directly with Sanecore more

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