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MARK WENTLING APPOINTED AS ASHLY AUDIO PRESIDENT & CEO

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WEBSTER, NEW YORK – JUNE 2011: Ashly Audio Inc., a division of JAM Industries, has promoted Mark Wentling from Director of R&D to the position of President & CEO. Martin Szpiro, President and CEO of JAM says, “We are proud to make this internal promotion. Mark has been an invaluable member of the Ashly family and we feel that he offers the combination of skills that Ashly needs to move forward.” Mark succeeds David Parse who will remain with Ashly Audio in an export sales management capacity.

With a long history in the audio marketplace, Mark has held engineering positions with MXR Innovations, Music Man, Inc., Ernie Ball, Inc., Fender Musical Instruments and Yorkville Sound/Applied Research and Technology. He holds degrees in Electronics from SUNY Morrisville, Tri State University, and an MBA from Pepperdine University. Along with his engineering background, Mark has extensive sales and distribution experience as a more

KanexPro Introduces Wireless HDMI up to 50ft.

KanexPro is pleased to announce its Wireless HDMI Extender Kit. The ultimate, high quality solution for extending signals over the air up to 50ft. (15m). The system consists of two powered devices; transmitter and receiver, both included.The wireless extender is based on the WHDI™ technology, which enables top-quality wireless uncompressed HD 1080p video delivery throughout the home, allowing consumers to connect any HD source to any HD display. more

Special Free Networking Seminar in Orlando for Consultants and Integrators

The explosive growth of computer networking technology (IT) has produced huge benefits for many industries, and the A/V market is no exception. The advantages of digital media networking have been clear for some time, but until now many felt that there were too many limitations and too much to learn in order to make the switch.

Peavey® Commercial Audio, and Audinate along with Allen and Heath, Lab.gruppen, and media partner Sound & Communications, will be presenting a morning of insightful and real world presentations by the industries top A/V manufacturers on Tuesday June 14 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Rosen Centre in Orlando.

The conference also includes the European award winning A/V design consultant Stefan Mathias of the Hartmann + Mathais Partnership. Stefan will also be speaking about their Goethe University AV installation in Frankfurt, which recently won a Sinus Award (“System Integrations Award”) at this year’s more

PESA offers up new 4X4 HD-SDI Multi-rate Router for Studio Applications

Compact 4X4 HD-SDI Multi-rate Routing Switcher

4X4 HD-SDI Multi-rate Routing Switcher

Huntsville, Alabama – May 30, 2011 –PESA, a U.S. manufacturer of high-definition video and audio signal distribution solutions is now accepting orders for its new multi-rate four input and four output high definition routing system with a full set of features for network control. The new OC44-3G-P4 is part of the next generation of reliable, cost effective, high definition multi-rate routers designed for SDI studios, high performance digital signage, and the latest in high definition video for security and surveillance applications.

Totally self-contained in a 1RU chassis, the new OC44-3G-P4 offers full auto equalization at each input for cable lengths over 300m (1000 ft) at 720p and 100m (300 ft) at 1080i or 1080p. Each output port can be configured for standard SMPTE reclocking data rates or set for auto-bypass mode when non-SMPTE signals are required. This unit is capable of storing multiple switch presets and provides glitch-free more

SYMETRIX INTRODUCES POWERFUL, COST-EFFECTIVE SYMNET SOLUS STANDALONE OPEN ARCHITECTURE DSP

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – MAY 2011: From Symetrix, engineers of the infinitely flexible and expandable SymNet 8×8 DSP and the ‘zero-learning-curve’ Jupiter processors, comes Solus, which couples the most powerful open-architecture SymNet processing to date with cost-saving fixed input/output counts for small to mid-size installations. With the easy-to-use SymNet Designer software, integrators can either use or modify the dozens of existing Solus templates or build entirely new designs from scratch. Currently, there are two Solus hardware units that differ only in their input and output counts. Solus 4 has four mic/line (+phantom) inputs and four outputs, whereas Solus 8 has eight mic/line (+phantom) inputs and eight outputs. Unlike other members of the SymNet family, the Solus processors forego input/output expansion in favor of reduced cost.

The Solus 4 and Solus 8 share the same rich set of communications and interface possibilities. Each boasts Ethernet, ARC port, RS-232 port, two control more

Manufacturer Co-Sponsored WATS Seminar to be held in San Jose, California

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc along with Yamaha Corporation of America, Shure, ProPresenter, and Elation Lighting will hold the next Worship Arts Technology Summit (WATS) at the Cathedral of Faith Church, July 14-16, in San Jose, California.

The success of the WATS Seminars continues to grow with an outpouring of response from attendees. As in past seminars, several ‘track’s will take place including Musician, Audio, Vocal, Lighting, and Media. For complete description of the tracks, visit the WATS web site at www.gotowats.com. Audio master classes will feature front of house engineer/monitor engineer for Chris Tomlin and many others, Kyle McMahon.

The WATS Seminars are open to all members of worship teams, and the training schedule has been reformatted to allow for a two-day event so that attendees have ample opportunity to attend one or both days. With an understanding that many worship teams more

LIBERTY AV GIVES EASTERN SALES NEW DIRECTION

Alan Richards takes charge on the Right Coast

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Alan Richards

An announcement has been made by President John Dace at Liberty AV Solutions that Alan Richards has been named the company’s new Eastern Director of Sales.

Now responsible for overseeing all aspects of sales activity conducted throughout the region, Richards comes to his new post with over 20 years of experience within the AV industry. Formerly with Jerusalem, Israel-based Kramer Electronics, where he served as VP of Sales for the US market, Richards will make New Jersey his home base of operations on behalf of Liberty.

Richards effectively replaces Liberty’s former Eastern Director of Sales Dan Reich, who has taken on new responsibilities within the company as its Sales Operations Manager. In this capacity, Reich will assume day-to-day management of all zone managers throughout the more

LIBERTY APPOINTS TONY CARR AS NEW SOUTHWESTERN TERRITORY MANAGER

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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, April 1, 2011—Liberty AV Solutions has named Tony Carr as its new Southwestern Territory Manager. An accomplished industry veteran who comes to the post from Samsung Electronics, Carr will assist in directing Liberty’s sales efforts in Southern California, Arizona, Southern Nevada, and Hawaii.

Reporting directly to Liberty’s Director of Western Regional Sales David Ellis, Carr will work hand-in-hand with the company’s independent manufacturer’s reps to serve customers throughout his territory. As the latest addition to an overall sales force reorganization that began last year, he will be supported by a team of inside sales associates that brings an even broader base of specialized knowledge and resources to those in the field.

“Customers have an inherent right to expect high levels of service,? Carr believes. “To that end, it’s great to be a part of the Liberty sales team, because we are focused and committed to more

Clark Wire & Cable™ Hires Chris Sabold for Eastern Regional Sales

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Clark Wire & Cable™, a leader in broadcast and professional AV interconnect technology, has hired Chris Sabold to the position of Eastern Regional Sales. In this role Sabold will be responsible for both business development and account management for the eastern region of Clark Wire & Cable’s domestic sales.

With over thirty years of experience in audio and video production technology, Sabold brings with him an extensive base of knowledge to serve and support Clark’s markets and customers. For the majority of his career Sabold has served as either the senior recording engineer or technical engineer at several of Chicago’s top audio and video facilities. His technical engineering responsibilities included the design, installation, and service of video production and recording studios. Sabold’s key positions were held at several of Chicago’s premier, full service facilities such as Filmworkers, Paragon Recording more

WGBH Upgrades To Robotics With Shotoku Broadcast Systems

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DUAL ROBOTIC/MANUAL CONTROL AND USER FRIENDLY GUI ATTRACT PREEMINENT PBS STATION TO SHOTOKU

Staines, UK (March 23, 2011) – Shotoku Broadcast Systems has supplied a six-channel remotely controlled camera configuration to WGBH Boston – America’s preeminent public broadcaster and producer for PBS – as part of the station’s upgrade to a sophisticated robotic solution. The system was installed in WGBH’s studios located at One Guest Street, Boston, MA. James Eddershaw, Shotoku’s sales director made the announcement from the Company’s European headquarters in Staines, UK.

“We were particularly pleased to be chosen to supply robotic camera systems to WGBH, who’s highly regarded programs are enjoyed right across the United States,? said Eddershaw. “Our TR-8T control systems matched their operational requirements and the TG-19 head is perfect for robotic and manual control of the larger camera configurations they’re using?
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