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KanexPro Touts HDMI 1.4 Switcher with Ethernet and 3D Support

At CEDIA EXPO booth 3765, KanexPro is launching a brand new, ultra-fast 4×1 HDMI Switcher (HDHEACSW4) with support for Ethernet and Audio Return Channel (HEAC). Engineered with InstaPort ™ Technology, SI’s & consumers will no longer experience a four to seven second delay – and a long black screen – when switching between source devices connected to their projectors or HDTVs. The technology enables immediate access to content by reducing HDMI port switching time and perform the HDCP authorization routine immediately upon connecting the device.

As an added feature, this switcher provides ARC- Audio Return Channel, which allow televisions with built-in tuners to transmit audio from the TV to an A/V receiver. Perfect for old and existing A/V receivers that does not support ARC. HDTV resolutions up to 1080p/60 with 12-bit Color depth and PC resolutions up to 1920×1200 are maintained together with stereo or multi-channel digital audio. more

Nashville Club Holds Grand Re-Opening During Summer NAMM Show

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NASHVILLE—3rd & Lindsley has long been known by Nashville locals and entertainment professionals as the place to be from a performance venue to a locals gathering spot perspective. It has hosted performances by international, national, and regional artists such as Train, William Topley, Wilco, Fastball, d. c. Talk, Pete Yorn, Sister Hazel, Jars of Clay, Rodney Crowell, North Mississippi Allstars, Howie Day, Radney Foster, KT Tunstall, The Fray, Indigo Girls, and Patty Griffin.

Some of the local talent that performs on a regular basis or have their roots in the Nashville venue include The Wooten Brothers, The Players, and Lady Antebellum. 3rd & Lindsley continues to be one of the most intimate performance venues for live music, and the club recently installed a new state-of-the-art sound system, holding its grand re-opening with a free concert during Summer NAMM featuring The Kentucky Headhunters. The system was installed by J Sound more

ESC 2011 | 12 points for Neutrik‘s opticalCON Fiber Connector System

No show event was as exciting and impressive as the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf this year. Even the technology behind the event was impressive. The audio, video, and lighting designs made extraordinary demands on the equipment – no wonder Neutrik® products could be found everywhere. At two critical interfaces Neutrik’s rugged and reliable opticalCON fiber system was the product of choice.

Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf

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The Cologne-based events technology company, Cape Cross was responsible for the rigging, lighting and media equipment at ESC 2011 – making the company the principle technical service provider for the production. It was Cape Cross that transformed a football stadium in Düsseldorf into the largest television studio in Europe. To satisfy the very stringent safety guidelines governing this type of event, Movecat equipment from Think Abele GmbH & Co. KG from Nufringen/Germany was more

PCS Signs Agreement to License UPB Technology for Worldwide Use

Northridge, Cal. — August 2, 2011 — Powerline Control Systems, Inc. (PCS), the manufacturer of PulseWorx lighting control for residential and light commercial applications, and inventor of Universal Powerline Bus® (UPB™) technology, has announced that it has approved a license agreement with Powerline Lighting Control Party Limited (PLLC), of Sydney, Australia, to manufacture products using UPB technology for the 240 Volt 50 Hz market.

Introduced in 1999 by Powerline Control Systems, and subsequently deployed commercially in 2002, UPB is an award winning, highly reliable, cost effective, two-way communications technology which enables control products to utilize existing powerlines for both residential and commercial applications. Other potential applications include appliance control, HVAC control, and Internet-to-Application device communication. PCS has been awarded several patents for this technology.

Through the agreement, Powerline Lighting Control Pty. Limited, will utilize UPB technology to provide standalone and integrated lighting control solutions, such more

ASHLY AUDIO PROCESSORS AND AMPS INSTALLED IN THREE WEBSTER, NEW YORK PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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WEBSTER, NEW YORK – AUGUST 2011: Namesake of famous statesman and orator Daniel Webster, the tranquil town of Webster, New York is the fastest growing suburb of nearby Rochester. The town lives up to its motto, “where life is worth living,” in part by supporting a top-tier school system. Recently, a voter-supported capital project to revitalize the aging components of the school system’s infrastructure provided the means to update the A/V systems in three area schools. Both high schools (Thomas and Schroeder) and one middle school (Spry) benefitted from state-of-the-art installations that center on Ashly Audio processors and amps. And because Ashly Audio is based in Webster, the new installations will directly benefit its employees’ children!

Led by principal Seth Waltz and audio designer Geoff Nichols, local firm AVL Designs designed all three systems. Local integrator Platinum Sound and Communications performed the installations. “The previous systems in these schools more

Yamaha to hold “Four Days of Training? at Manhattan Center Studios

New York—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems will hold “Four Days of Training? on August 9-12 at Manhattan Center Studios, 311 West 34th St. (between 8th & 9Th Ave.) in New York City. Free of charge and open to all audio professionals, the Yamaha “Four Days of Training? is a unique opportunity to experience hands-on demos and training on Yamaha and NEXO products.

The August 9 session from 9:00 am – 11:00 is an introduction to NEXO NS-1 sound system venue predictive software tool (Windows based). From 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, NEXO speaker demos and training will take place on PS Series, GEOS12, RS 15 and 18 Ray Sub, and the new 45 N12 line monitor wedge.
August 10 is an all-day session featuring Audio Networking for Live Sound, distribution and recording, control of Yamaha amplifiers and creating custom controls in DME Designer.

August 11 is an all-day M7CL more

Yamaha StageMix 2.0 iPad App Now Available

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—In just a few short days, and after over 45,000 downloads of the initial StageMix iPad App for Yamaha M7CL and LS9 digital consoles, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced the end-of-July availability of StageMix 2.0 via free download from the Apple iTunes store.

StageMix 2.0 will provide end users with even greater console management and include significant upgrades including control of Head Amp gain for each Input Channel and Scene Memory Management (Store, Recall, Scene Titles, and Comments). Version 2.0 is for use with M7CL firmware v3.5 or higher. StageMix 2.0 for the Yamaha LS9 includes control of Head Amp gain for each Input Channel and Scene Memory Management (Store, Recall, Scene Titles, and Comments). Version 1.18 LS9 firmware or later is recommended.

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“Yamaha StageMix is a success story and has continually proven itself by being downloaded more than 130 times per day since more

SYMETRIX ARC-2e MENU-DRIVEN WALL PANEL REMOTE NOW SHIPPING

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JULY 2011: Symetrix, manufacturers of high-end professional audio solutions, specializing in DSP hardware and software, announces it is now shipping the ARC-2e menu-driven wall panel remote. The ARC-2e replaces both the ARC-2 and the ARC-2i, at a significantly lower price point. The ARC-2e joins Symetrix’ complete line of ARC remotes, which provide integrators with the ability to customize an end-user experience that is intuitive, no matter how complicated the underlying processing.

Like other ARC remotes, the ARC-2e presents integrators with a range of useful options. It can take its power either directly from the Symetrix DSP via CAT5 or from an optional DC power supply (PS-6). New user-friendly rotary DIP switches determine the device’s RS485 address. The stock ARC-2e ships with a white plastic faceplate, but an optional milled aluminum metallic silver faceplate is also available. Like the more

API SIGNS ANSATA AS EXCLUSIVE INDIAN DISTRIBUTOR

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API’s Dan Zimbelman (left) with Ansata’s Leslie Lean at Palme India. © 2011 Photo Courtesy of Pro Audio Asia Magazine

JESSUP, MARYLAND – JULY 2011: Continuing its expansion into the Indian market, Automated Processes, Inc. (API) has recently signed Ansata Computer Systems Private Limited as its sole product distributor in the region. Ansata, which was founded in 1989, engages the market with excellent product positioning and pricing, and will now work to fulfill the increasing demand for API modules and consoles in the area.

“API has a very strong reputation in the professional audio industry for its quality of products,” said Dipanshu Mitra, product specialist at Ansata, “and our association with API brings a lot of credibility to the expertise of our team. We can now look to API when customers require customizable analog audio more

SYMETRIX JUPITER GETS INTO CANADA’S RENOVATED FUTURE SHOPS AND BEST BUY STORES

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MONTRÉAL, CANADA – JULY 2011: Solutions Audio Video is a Montréal-based company that specializes in both home theater systems and background music systems for commercial facilities. Among its clients are all the Canadian Future Shop and Best Buy retail stores, which currently number over two hundred and growing. Jettisoning a client-provided processor, which had proven to be unreliable, Solutions Audio Video is installing Symetrix Jupiter processors in all renovated and new locations. Its rock-solid reliability, ease of installation, and competitive price make the Jupiter an ideal choice for retail settings.

“We kept going out for service calls on the client-supplied processors,” said Serge Mayer, president of Solutions Audio Video. “They were simply freezing up. We have a great relationship with the Symetrix distributor in Montréal, and the new Jupiter “zero learning curve” digital signal processors seemed like an excellent replacement. It’s more

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