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MediaMatrix® Releases CAB™ 8n Configurable Audio Bridge

Peavey® Commercial Audio has released the CAB™ 8n, a new 8×8 CobraNet configurable digital audio bridge from MediaMatrix® that provides an unparalleled eight individually configured audio channels for networked digital audio systems.

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The CAB 8n is a compact, half-width, 1RU-tall device that allows convenient mounting in equipment racks and under tables. The unique I/O configuration means all the inputs and outputs required can be handled by a single box, and everything can be connected via a single Ethernet cable when used with any standard PoE (Power over Ethernet) network switch or standard power injector. A 12VDC power inlet is included for situations where PoE is not available. more

Crest Audio® Announces New CLh™ 5000 & CLh 2500 High-Efficiency Power Amplifiers

The new Crest Audio® CLh™ Series power amplifiers set a new standard for performance and efficiency for the contracting and installation market. Led by the CLh 5000 and CLh 2500 models, CLh amplifiers feature an ultra-high efficiency amplifier output circuit that reduces weight while increasing output power, reliability and thermal efficiency.

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The Crest Audio CLh 5000 and CLh 2500 are ultra-high efficiency, servo-controlled, class-D power amplifiers that deliver high power through two channels to balanced outputs for the ultimate in common-mode noise cancellation. The CLh 5000 produces 2,500 watts per channel continuous at 70.7 volts, while the CLh 2500 provides 1,250 watts per channel continuous at 70.7 volts (100V export models will also be available). The state-of-the-art CLh series amplifiers deliver this power from a stunning 13 lb. package. more

Adaptive Video Walls and Displays Creates Massive Flown LCD Video Wall for New Surf The Musical Production

Potentially Record-Setting Display Submitted to Guinness World Book of Records

LAS VEGAS, JUNE 14, 2012 — Adaptive Video Walls and Displays (InfoComm Booth C9547), a division of Adaptive Technologies Group and the premier provider of innovative wall mountable, floor standing, interlocking and flyable video wall frames for multiple LCD, LED and plasma monitors, has teamed up with Sharp Electronics and WorldStage to create what may be the world’s largest flown LCD video wall display. The companies built the display for Surf the Musical, a new musical production in Las Vegas featuring the 1960s Songs of the Beach Boys, and it has been submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records.

For Surf the Musical, the rigged visuals will take up the entire stage backdrop of the show. Crew members will hoist and lower them with powerful winches up to 41 times over the course of the nearly two-hour show. Adaptive Video Walls and Displays engineered an incredibly precise and load-rated flyable frame for the Sharp PN-V601 60-inch monitors, which make up the massive display.

The Adaptive Video wall LCD frame interlocks into eight-deep columns, in the landscape orientation. Overhead rigging beams accommodate one huge five-wide by eight-deep video wall comprised of 60-inch monitors that are flanked by two (four)-wide by eight-deep video walls, which are surrounded in turn by an additional two (two)–wide by eight-deep video walls, for a total of 136 pcs. monitors. The visual experience is extraordinary and the combined crisp and clear displays, along with the use of some external elements, bring the audience onto the stage and into the show, perhaps more than ever before.

In addition to the frames designed for use in this production, Adaptive Video Walls and Displays provides interlocking load-rated frames for many other LCD and plasma models that are employed in many permanent and rental and stage applications around the world, including narrow bezel models produced by NEC, Orion, Samsung and ViewSonic.

“We’re thrilled to provide the backdrop for such an exciting and innovative musical production as Surf the Musical,” says Paul Allen, president, Adaptive Technologies Group. “It goes to show how our years of engineering expertise in audio and video-wall frame technology can be leveraged for some of the most stunning visual events and productions in the world. We also want to acknowledge Sharp Electronics and WorldStage for working with us to make this record breaking display a reality. We hope that people will see it and realize just how far the technology has come, and how they can use it to truly add dazzle to their events.”

Surf the Musical premieres on June 19, 2012 at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. InfoComm attendees can view components of the Surf the Musical video display at the Adaptive Technologies Group booth (C9547).

About Adaptive Technologies Group
Adaptive Technologies Group combines the talents and disciplines of Allen Products, ATM Fly-ware and Adaptive Video Walls and Displays, and offers state-of-the-art rigging and mounting solutions for a wide range of audio and video applications. Adaptive’s combined divisions are a major resource worldwide by way of the design, development and manufacturing of professionally installed AV mounting and rigging equipment. Each brand offers its own standard and unique time-saving solutions, plus unlimited custom products for any venue or application.

In addition to providing a wide selection of popular mounting and rigging solutions, Adaptive is a major resource for hundreds of commonly used and often hard to find rigging hardware and fastener items, including metric sizes. Based in Signal Hill, California, all overhead products and parts are made and assembled in the USA.

ATM Fly-Ware is the world’s leading designer of certified, pre-engineered professional loudspeaker rigging systems for permanent installations and live performances. Allen Products is a leading designer and supplier of universal fit standard, custom and OEM loudspeaker mounts, mounting loudspeakers to walls, ceilings, under balconies, to poles and vertical columns. Adaptive Video Walls and Displays is the premier provider of innovative interlocking wall, ceiling and floor mounted video wall frames and flyable video wall assemblies for multiple narrow bezel LCD, LED and plasma monitors.

For more information, visit http://adapttechgroup.com.

Community Soups Up Richmond International Raceway

Richmond International Raceway is arguably one of the most popular racetracks in motorsports. “America’s Premier Short Track,” as it is known, is home to the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series, as well as a full calendar of other events. With most races held under the lights, the 94,000-seat venue is outfitted with the latest in high-tech lighting, signage and sound, including a unique system of rear-firing loudspeakers from Community.

The track is covered by an assortment of Community WET and R-Series loudspeakers, mounted on poles behind the grandstands at a height of 25 to 30 meters. The system, designed by Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams (WJHW) and installed by Parsons Electric, is powered by Lab Gruppen amplification and utilizes Lake Systems DSP to provide delay and processing via a Dante network controller and fiber-optic digital distribution network that streamlines control of audio and video throughout the entire venue. As WJHW’s Jack McCallum explains, the rear-mounted system provides improved coverage and better sightlines for the audience and television cameras.

Selected for their superior weather resistance, powerful output, exceptional coverage and high intelligibility, Community WET and R-Series loudspeakers are a popular choice for many of the nation’s racetracks, sporting arenas and other venues where power and performance are key.

 

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Community Professional Loudspeakers is a manufacturer and supplier of professional audio equipment.  Since 1968, Community has led the pro-audio industry with technological innovations which have become industry standards. Today, Community offers over 150 professional loudspeaker products, including installed loudspeaker systems, weather-resistant outdoor loudspeaker systems, ceiling loudspeakers, high level voice paging systems, and portable entertainment systems.  Visit www.communitypro.com for more information. 

 

Sennheiser unveils first AVB microphone

Las Vegas, June 13, 2012 – Sennheiser [InfoComm 2012 booth C9736] has chosen the InfoComm show to unveil its first microphone that employs groundbreaking Audio Video Bridging (AVB) technology. The audio specialist is one of the first companies to use this technology in a product, proving that the AVB networking standard is no longer a distant dream.

As a technology leader, Sennheiser has always had a decisive influence on designing the audio world. With the development of the first AVB microphone, the family-owned company is showcasing the application of the new networking standard at this year’s InfoComm in Las Vegas. “We are convinced that AVB will play a major role in the future,” said Sennheiser product manager Kai Tossing. “That’s why we are especially pleased to be able to present the first Sennheiser microphone with AVB technology at this year’s show.”

New technology meets proven audio quality
Sennheiser’s AVB microphone was developed as part of a study. At the moment, it is still a prototype and will not be available in this form as a product in the market. Nevetheless, as the successful outcome of a product study, it proves that Sennheiser’s renowned audio quality can be transmitted into a digital Ethernet network without problems. The microphone also demonstrates that AVB technology already functions as a network technology for tomorrow.

Visitors can experience the Sennheiser AVB microphone in action on the stage in the AVnu Pavillon. More examples can be found at the Sennheiser booth.

Advancing the AV industry with AVB
Sennheiser is a member of the AVnu Alliance, an industry forum dedicated to the advancement of professional-quality audio video. Its key objective is to establish Audio Video Bridging (AVB) as a standard technology for A/V applications such as microphones, loudspeakers, laptops, beamers and many other devices.

Visit Sennheiser at the InfoComm show in the Audio Pavilion, Booth C9736, or in the AVnu Pavilion.

Outline Showcases EIDOS 265 LA Compact Line Array Speakers at InfoComm 2012

Speakers Designed to Work with New FlySub Subwoofer Speaker

LAS VEGAS, JUNE 13, 2012 – Outline, the makers of high quality, industry leading speaker systems for touring, installation and studio applications, showcases the new EIDOS 265 LA Line Array Speakers at InfoComm 2012 (Booth C11549). Designed for small- to medium-sized touring and front of house applications including theater, house of worship and live club installations, the EDIOS 265 LA is an excellent and cost-effective choice for voice amplification, live music reproduction and program material.

“The new Outline EIDOS delivers the sonic quality expected from an Outline product but in a compact form factor and attractive price point,” says Tom Bensen, senior vice-president and managing director of Outline North America. “The engineering challenge was to develop an entry-level line array speaker system that would stand up to the sound quality of a larger system and the EIDOS 265 LA does just that. The speaker system is fully compatible with our new FlySub 15 passive subwoofer and together they deliver a crystal clear, full range sound for smaller venue sound reinforcement applications.”

The EIDOS 265 LA is a passive loudspeaker line array system element. It features two 6.5-inch mid-woofers, each with a 1.75-inch voice coil and ferrite magnet, and one High Frequency (HF) 1.4-inch throat-exit compression driver with a 2.5-inch voice coil. The two mid-woofers are bass-reflex loaded and are housed within the baffle located at the front of the enclosure, creating a semi-direct radiation system. The HF driver is loaded onto the waveguide, which features an acoustic lens specifically designed to obtain perfect summation between HF sections when coupled in an array configuration. The HF assembly is placed between the woofers. This gives a controlled, symmetrical horizontal dispersion (nominally 100-degrees). The vertical dispersion is sufficiently narrow to create a vertical array, but is wide enough to create predictable coverage when used in a ‘curved’ configuration, suggested for this array type.

An internal passive cross-over, utilizing top-grade components, is employed to deftly filter cross-over frequencies between the two active elements. Up to four cabinets can be powered from a single channel of Outline’s T5-DSP power amplifier. Each EIDOS 265 LA speaker has a nominal impedance of eight ohms and can handle up to 500-watts AES and 2000-watts peak. Connection is in the form of two NL4 wired in parallel.

The cabinet is built from high-quality birch plywood and the trapezoidal shape is optimized in order to achieve a very compact size. A sturdy, steel, painted grille, internally covered by sound-transparent foam, provides superior physical protection for the components housed at the front of the system. Four recessed handles facilitate handling and dedicated flight-cases make transportation easy and safe.

“In order to ensure extremely high resistance to stress, corrosion and abrasion, the integrated suspension hardware found on the EIDOS 265 LA is designed using a combination of top quality materials and industrial treatments,” adds Bensen. “The result is a rigging system that is light weight and simple to operate and set up. The angles between the array enclosures are selectable from 0-degrees to 10-degrees, in 1-degree steps, to maximize system coverage and up to sixteen EIDOS 265 LA speakers can be flown in the same array. The light-weight aluminum suspension frame allows the creation of both flown and stacked arrays for system flexibility. If necessary, the array’s low-frequency response can be extended via one or more FLYSUB 15 bass-units to deliver a truly remarkable sonic experience.”

About Outline
Outline S.r.l., based in Brescia, Italy, is a leading manufacturer of high quality loudspeakers of both powered and un-powered configurations. Founded in 1973, the company has a rich history in the development of high quality loudspeaker systems, test and measurement systems, and holds numerous technology patents. With offices in Italy and the USA and over 50 distributors on five continents with more than 4000 venues and users to its credit, Outline has assumed its place among the leaders in the professional audio market.

Peavey® Commercial Audio Unveils Video Scaling & Control for MediaMatrix®

Peavey® Commercial Audio proudly announces it has once again expanded the capabilities of MediaMatrix®, the world’s most flexible and scalable networkable digital audio system. For the first time, systems integrators will be able to extend video switching and scaling to all control interfaces within MediaMatrix projects.

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The new MediaMatrix family of versatile and highly capable video products—the VSC-101tn™, VSC-101™, VSC-51™ and VCAT-HD™ video scalers and switchers—provides an integrated video solution for mid-level entertainment venues, houses of worship, conference rooms and educational facilities. Through this new suite of products, users can configure and control video projects in MediaMatrix installations using the intuitive NION drag-and-drop interface for nControl™, nTouch™ surface-mount panels, the NWare™ Mobile App and more. more

Crest Audio® Pro-LITE™ 2.0 Power Amplifier Now Shipping

Crest Audio® proudly announces it is now shipping the new Pro-LITE™ 2.0 power amplifier. Featuring an efficient design and built on the solid, three-decade legacy of Crest Audio amplifiers, the Pro-LITE 2.0 provides high power and rock-solid performance in an ultra-efficient lightweight package for all professional audio applications.

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The Crest Audio Pro-LITE 2.0 amplifier is designed with an advanced, high-speed class D design with a switch-mode power supply that reduces weight while increasing reliability, thermal efficiency and output power in parallel, stereo and bridged modes. The Pro-LITE 2.0 boasts two channels with independent, fourth-order 100 Hz crossovers and power ratings of 540 watts per channel at 4 ohms stereo (up to 2,000 watts bridged @ 4 ohms) at just 11.6 lbs. A robust power supply allows these amplifiers to deliver consistent, stable performance with low frequencies. more

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Peavey® Architectural Acoustics® Digitool® MX16 Featuring NWare™ Algorithms Now Available

The new Digitool® digital audio processors from Peavey® Architectural Acoustics® bring world-class NWare™ algorithms to mid-market contractor and live sound reinforcement applications.

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The new Digitool Series is a trio of multi-channel, full featured, digital audio processing and control systems—the Digitool MX16, which is available now, along with the Digitool MX32 and Digitool Live—that provide stand-alone or external GUI-based audio controlin 8×8 or 16×16 I/O formats. The new Digitool models share a common processing platform with the Peavey MediaMatrix NION® processor, providing ample headroom for running the commercial audio market’s leading processing algorithms on an economical and efficient subset of Peavey’s market-leading technology. more

Studio Technologies Showcases New 5100-Series Modules at InfoComm 2012

Units Include Support for SDI Video Generation and Intercom Interfacing

LAS VEGAS, JUNE 13, 2012 – Studio Technologies, the manufacturer of tailored, high-performance video, audio and fiber-optic products for the professional audio, installation and broadcast markets, showcases prototypes of four new products soon to be included in its 5100-Series of broadcast support modules at InfoComm 2012 (Booth C5950). These new units include the Model 5150 Video Generator, Model 5152 Video Generator with Audio Embedding, Model 5162 Video Generator with Audio De-Embedding and Model 5140 Intercom Interface. All units enhance production and delivery options for the education, corporate, worship and broadcast markets.

“The unique aspect of the new video-based products is the ability to store and output a custom high-definition video image at HD-SDI and 3G-SDI rates,” says Gordon Kapes, president of Studio Technologies. “The image, based on a bit-map (BMP) file typically created using a personal computer’s graphics program, is loaded into the modules via a standard USB flash drive memory stick. The image is automatically connected to electrical and optional optical SDI outputs whenever an SDI input signal is not present. This ensures that an SDI output signal is always sent to equipment further along the signal chain. This can be extremely useful, serving both as a ‘keep alive’ signal as well as providing a detailed graphics image for identification purposes.”

The Model 5152, in addition to the Model 5150’s video generation capability, allows four stereo digital audio signals to be embedded into the SDI signal. The eight channels of audio will always be embedded, whether or not an external SDI source is present. The Model 5162 includes video generation as well as de-embedding audio from an incoming SDI signal. The module also provides four stereo digital audio output signals.

The new Model 5140 Intercom Interface will also be displayed. Its unique capabilities provide a unified connection interface for both party-line (PL) and 4-wire (line level) intercom systems, offering a reliable and easy-to-use I/O panel for remote broadcast and infrastructure applications. The Model 5140 was specifically designed to allow “guest” users, including media crews, production or uplink trucks, and temporary equipment, to be quickly and efficiently linked to ports on a host intercom system.

Two input and two output signals, either analog or digital, are typically connected to ports on a facility’s matrix intercom or fiber-optic-based signal transport system. The Model 5140 contains a 4-wire to 2-wire converter and intercom power supply circuitry to provide a 2-channel broadcast-standard party-line intercom interface. This allows users to directly connect PL beltpack devices, as well as interconnection with existing party-line circuits. Two sophisticated auto-null circuits provide excellent audio performance. The Model 5140 also contains two analog 4-wire (line level) inputs and outputs on standard 3-pin XLR connectors. These are provided so that ports on a “guest” intercom system can be directly connected, as well as being compatible with a wide-variety of application-specific equipment. Status indicators and audio level meters help to ensure that optimal performance is maintained.

”All the 5100-Series modules require only a source of 12-volt power for operation and can be mounted in a variety of custom enclosures,” adds Kapes. “The modules should find use in applications including remote sports and entertainment broadcasting, stadium and arena input/output locations and corporate video infrastructure environments. They are designed for standalone use, as well as for connecting directly with other 5100-Series modules for video transport, audio input, audio output, IFB and intercom applications.”

About Studio Technologies, Inc.
Studio Technologies, Inc. provides tailored, high-performance video, audio, and fiber-optic products for the professional audio and broadcast markets. The company was founded in 1978 with a commitment to design and manufacture dependable, individualized solutions for broadcast studio, stadium, and corporate environments. Known for “designing for the way professionals work,” the company is recognized as an industry leader that has never wavered from its individualized design pledge. Product categories include fiber-optic transport, broadcast support, mobile broadcast, intercom and IFB, announcer consoles, loudspeaker monitor control systems, distribution amplifiers, cable testers, and sound pressure level monitor systems. For more information, please visit the Studio Technologies Web site at www.studio-tech.com or call 1-847-676-9177.

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