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D.A.S. AUDIO ANNOUNCES NEXT GENERATION ARTEC SERIES LOUDSPEAKERS

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Valencia, Spain – June 2012 … D.A.S. Audio, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of loudspeaker systems for the most demanding sound reinforcement applications, is pleased to announce the introduction of the second generation Artec series loudspeakers. Available in both powered and passive configurations, the new Artec series loudspeakers encompass ten models designed to address a wide range of sound reinforcement applications. Featuring wide bandwidth and high SPL in a visually discrete package, the new Artec series can be installed on walls, ceilings, or columns thanks to an extensive selection of optional mounting accessories—and they are an ideal choice for under balcony, area fill, and near field applications. With reduced dimensions and sleek styling, they fit perfectly into multiple surroundings including hotels, restaurants, and convention facilities. more

Extron Now Shipping Low Profile, Fast-Installing Speaker with SpeedMount™

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the SM 3, a compact, fast-installing flush mount speaker featuring the Extron SpeedMount System. This 8 ohm speaker features a 3″ (7.6 cm) full-range driver and tuned bass port, a wide frequency response of 75 Hz to 18 kHz, and a power rating of 15 watts continuous pink noise, 30 watts continuous program capacity. The enclosure for the SM 3 measures less than 4″ (10.2 cm) deep. SpeedMount is an Extron-exclusive, concealed mounting system designed to speed up installation. During rough-in, electrical contractors can install a 0° or 10° mounting plate on the wall and terminate the speaker cable to the mount’s integrated wiring contacts. Later, installers can slide the SM 3 speaker onto the mount and secure it into place with a “click,” automatically connecting to the wiring contacts on the mounting plate. more

AVB Networking Conference To Feature Strong Speakers, Cover Gamut Of Applications

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – The speaker lineup for the 2012 AVB Networking Conference was announced today. It will include technology leaders from a host of disciplines and applications including Bill Murphy, Director of Solutions Marketing, Extreme Networks who will discuss the core AVB technology; Jim Risgin, Vice President Engineering, On Stage Audio, who will present on his pioneering work with AVB in real-world applications; Vikram Kirby, Director of Technical Design, Thinkwell, who will speak from his experience deploying AVB in the field; Sam Berkow, Principal Consultant and Founding Partner, SIA Acoustics, who will be discussing AVB in large performance venue design; Michael Cusick, President, Specialized Audio Video Inc., who will address AVB in hospitality system design and Casey Sherred, Consultant, Acoustic Dimensions, who will be discussing AVB in house of worship design.

The AVB Networking Conference 2012, which will be held coincident with InfoComm 2012 on June 12 at 11:00AM to 4:30PM, is co-sponsored by Avid, Biamp, Extreme Networks, HARMAN, Lab X Technologies, Meyer Sound and Riedel Communications – all of whom have AVB-capable devices on the market today. The applications-based event will provide consultants, integrators and system designers with comprehensive details on how AVB technology can simplify system design and maintenance.

The AVB Networking Conference sold out very fast but complete video of the conference presentations will be uploaded to www.AVBNetworkingConference.com immediately after InfoComm.

Commenting on the speaker line-up, Adam Holladay market manager, HARMAN System Development and Integration Group (SDIG) noted, “That the AVB Networking Conference has completely booked out from the outset is a testament to the quality of the speakers also the market significance of AVB to the future of systems integration.”

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG(r), Harman Kardon(r), Infinity(r), JBL(r), Lexicon(r) and Mark Levinson(r). The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.3 billion for the twelve months ended March 31, 2012.

Wowza Media Systems to Discuss Multiscreen Video Delivery Strategies at InfoComm 2012

InfoComm University Session IS101 ‘Implementing a Multiscreen Video Delivery Business Model for AV/IT Managers’ Set for June 15 more

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Electrosonic’s Robert Simpson to Host InfoComm Education Session

Electrosonic Founder Director Robert Simpson will host a session at InfoComm 2012 designed to end confusion about today’s high resolution display options. “Technology Trends in High Resolution Displays” will be held June 14 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The 90-minute course will identify what level of resolution is required for various situations, explain the differing needs of users of high resolution displays, update participants on the current status of the main display technologies and help them understand the scope for further developments. The session will also include news of the latest display developments from the SID symposium in Boston that will have taken place just before InfoComm.

Simpson will also discuss NHK’s 33 million pixel 85-inch LCD, “electronic paper,” current OLED status, the differences between LCD, LCOS and DLP as the basis of projection, and why the presentation of 3D images without glasses is so difficult.

A frequent lecturer on audio-visual and lighting control topics, Simpson opened the 2012 InfoComm Future Trends Summit at the Integrated Systems Europe Exhibition (ISE) in Amsterdam with this presentation. Simpson was the recipient of the InfoComm Distinguished Achievement Award in 2009.

“Training and education are very important components of the continuing development of our trade. It’s a pleasure to participate in this session and contribute to InfoComm’s ongoing activities,” says Simpson.

Electrosonic’s InfoComm exhibit will be situated at booth N1133 in the North Hall. Simpson will be available for further discussion at the booth following the education session.

InfoComm 2012, which runs from June 9-15, will feature more than 925 exhibitors and 300 educational sessions. It is expected that 34,000 AV professionals will attend the most comprehensive AV trade show in the world.

About Electrosonic
Electrosonic is an international audio-visual company that creates tailored, state-of-the-art solutions for a wide range of markets including theme parks, museums, video conferencing and control rooms. Since its founding in 1964, Electrosonic has built a strong reputation for working on complex projects, both large and small, and has developed lasting partnerships with customers and suppliers. Beyond complete integrated systems, Electrosonic provides a comprehensive scope of services including technical design, projector lamp sales, maintenance and operational support.

Learn more about Electrosonic. Visit http://www.electrosonic.com

Earthworks Installation Series Debuting at InfoComm

Earthwokrs IM3 and IM6

Milford, NH – June 5, 2012 – Earthworks introduces two microphones from the new Installation Series, the IM3 and IM6, designed for permanent installation. The primary applications for the IM3 and IM6 include ceiling mounted teleconferencing, distance learning, surveillance, boardrooms, government facilities, and ambient room miking.

The IM3 and IM6 both feature a 30Hz to 30kHz flat frequency response and patented polar technology, allowing orators to maintain the same high intelligibility throughout the room without a reduction in sound level or a loss of high frequencies. The Installation Series microphones come standard with a cardioid polar pattern, 4.495 inch body, and white finish on exposed sections. The IM3 has a 3 inch gooseneck and the IM6 has a 6 inch gooseneck.

Pricing for the IM3 is $659 and $699 for the IM6. Volume pricing discounts available.

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BenQ and Mersive Team Up to Bring Striking Image Blending Display Technology to InfoComm 2012

Companies to Demonstrate Powerful Combination of BenQ High-Brightness Projectors With Mersive’s Sol Software in Multiprojector Displays more

K&S Electronics Updates Courthouse Audio With Astatic Mics

When the Hillsborough North Superior Court in Manchester, New Hampshire underwent reconstruction and modernization, they brought in K&S Electronics of Craftsbury, Vermont to upgrade their sound system.

According to K&S President Ken Atherton, “The system had to provide audio for media and function effectively as a PA system. Because we support the FTR (ForTheRecord) digital recording format, our challenge was finding microphones that would provide audio for live reinforcement and recording verbatim testimony in courtrooms with digital-ready audio quality and minimal background noise.

“A while back, we had used 905R Astatic mics for court service windows in Maine.” Atherton continues, “and were impressed with their signal-to-noise performance and vocal clarity. Based on that, we chose Astatic 915B and 920B goosenecks for six courtrooms in the Hillsborough project because they also have impressive signal-to-noise performance and outperformed more expensive microphones.

“We also installed the Astatic 905R at the witness stands because their short length, tight pickup pattern and outstanding sensitivity at picking up soft-spoken witnesses allowed them to be mounted at a greater distance, which also provided a larger work surface. The mics also have a minimal visual impact because of the miniature gooseneck design.

“For the attorneys, we chose Astatic 40-117 microphone stands, which we use in virtually all installations. The muting function is essential for attorney-client privacy and the stand also lends itself well as a platform for modifications. We typically mount either a jack, for wired hearing assistance, or switches that can be wired for sound system-muting applications.”

The rest of the system upgrade included Shure SCM810 8-channel mic mixers, TOA A-912MK2 amplifiers, and Electro-Voice loudspeakers. Atherton also points out that the Shure mixers’ noise gating function teamed effectively with Astatic mics to further increase the gain-before-feedback.

Summing up, Ken explains “We’ve found that the price point of Astatic microphones make them an excellent choice in today’s economy without any compromises in quality. Comparing them with other brands, we’ve found they perform as well as brands that cost three times as much. And for Hillsborough, their performance was definitely up to the recording quality of the FTR system. They are quiet, natural-sounding microphones, which makes them an ideal choice for courtroom applications.”

For more information about CAD Audio and Astatic Commercial, please call 800.762.9266 or visit www.cadaudio.com.

High Resolution Systems Goes Live with Apple HRS Control Pro App for UDC

High Resolution Systems has announced that HRS Control Pro from Apple’s App Store has gone live. The new app for High Resolution Systems’ UDC (Universal Device Controller) software gives users of Apple devices another interface option and reinforces the company’s commitment to the concept of open systems for maximum client flexibility.

“We’re big supporters of the Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) trend, which finds customers using Apple iPads, Apple iPhones, Apple iPod Touch and other tablets and smart phones for AV control,” says High Resolution’s Drew Taylor. “Customers have been using our web-server feature for these devices. But now Apple users have their own dedicated app, HRS Control Pro, for extended control of all versions of iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch in landscape and portrait modes.”

The new app follows the debut of a Windows 8 client controller app for extended control of Windows-enabled devices.

Both the Apple and Windows controller apps offer the ability to download different UDC configurations and store them for offline viewing. “This allows customers to use them in a demo mode; it’s a very useful sales tool,” says Taylor.

He notes that it’s the goal of High Resolution Systems to “support any tablet or smart phone – to leave the options wide open for the customer to use any hardware they choose as their control platform. We advocate giving the customer the flexibility to get really creative about how they integrate hardware,” in contrast to closed control systems on the market which offer proprietary-limited hardware choices.

About High Resolution Systems
High Resolution Systems, a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers is a company with a strong systems engineering and applications background. Its founders have decades of experience in the audiovisual rental and staging industry, broadcast applications, A/V installations and system design. This combined experience allows them to provide the highest possible quality solutions to its customers in the most efficient manner. For more information, visit www.hrscontrol.com.

DT Research Impresses COMPUTEX 2012 with Multi-screen Digital Signage Solutions

TAIPEI, TAIWAN, – June 5, 2012 – DT Research, Inc., an industry leader in the development of information appliances for vertical markets, will bring comprehensive multi-screen digital signage solutions to COMPUTEX 2012. With slim bezel displays from the strategic partner eJump Digital, Inc. and Multi-screen Appliances from DT Research, this digital signage system clearly conveys appealing messages through dynamic HD content for many applications, such as menu boards, flight schedules, and lobby communications.

DT Research’s Multi-screen (MS) Digital Signage solutions are specifically designed to send high resolution dynamic messages for multiple-screen configurations. These MS Appliances are equipped with high performance processors and independent graphical cards, as well as WebDT Content Manager software to provide efficient remote control of hardware and content distribution. The integration of software and hardware provides a ready-to-perform digital signage system that has already proven successful for customers worldwide in many high-profile locations. With the MS signage appliance line, one signage appliance player can power advanced features to a video wall, sending messages to up to 18 screens with the industry’s highest 7680 x 4320 Super Hi-Vision resolution. The Multi-screen Digital Signage solutions save setup time and staff costs with efficient management of content media across multiple screens in multiple locations, and minimize the mess of network cables and power cords. More importantly, the multi-screen configuration provides viewers a whole new visual experience and corporate image.

“The multi-screen advertisement is the future trend,” said Lewis Liaw, president of DT Research, Inc. Taiwan Branch. “This multi-screen system is perfectly incorporated with both software and hardware; users have more room to express creativity. To reach that goal, we continuously devote resources to development of multi-screen digital signage solutions. In COMPUTEX, we are glad to cooperate with eJump Digital. With their high-brightness displays, this multi-screen system gives a dynamic presentation. This cooperation indicates that both parties are always devoted to perfecting digital signage solutions.”

“With the popularizing of digital signage, we observed that the market has switched the demand from single screen display to multi-screen configuration,” said Rino Tsai, president of eJump Digital, Inc. “We are honored to have this opportunity to cooperate with DT Research for the tradeshow. Our 42-inch SB series high-brightness displays work seamlessly with software and hardware from DT Research to create eye-catching effects of display configurations. Both parties provide customers with a complete solution selection.”

During COMPUTEX 2012, DT Research will demonstrate the comprehensive digital signage solutions, including Signage Appliances, Multi-screen Appliances that support from 2 to 18 screens, Integrated Player/Server Appliances that incorporate players and servers for immediate setup and short term installations, and slim bezel displays from eJump Digital. In addition, DT Research will also exhibit embedded computing appliances, such as industrial Mobile Tablets and Handheld POS Terminals. DT Research will be located at booth G0615, Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 3.

About DT Research
DT Research™ develops and manufactures web-enabled information appliances for vertical applications. The DT family of products is based on embedded computing platforms for secure, reliable, and cost-effective computing. DT products include digital signage solutions, wireless tablets, point-of-service handhelds, compact modular systems, and display-integrated information systems. These systems emphasize mobility, wireless connectivity and touch displays. Powered by Windows® operating systems, DT devices offer durability and ease in integration, leading to solutions that can be remotely managed with the comprehensive WebDT Device Manager software. For more information, visit www.dtresearch.com.

About eJump Digital Inc.
E-Jump is a leading solution provider of high definition industrial screens that already integral product portfolio for public display, such as banks, schools, medical centers, transportation centers, retail stores, hotels, department stores. Extraordinary reliability, performance, and design of products are highly affirmed by clients. For more information, visit www.ejump.com.tw.

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