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Small Tree Features Enhanced Free Storage System Performance App at Infocomm 2012

Small Tree will feature STREAMS Counter, a storage system performance application utility, at Infocomm 2012 (C5654 – Technologies for Worship pavilion). Free to download on Small Tree’s website at www.small-tree.com, STREAMS Counter provides creative professionals with real-time server performance data. The performance application has been enhanced since its initial introduction earlier this year.

STREAMS Counter is a shared storage system performance application utility testing the number of video streams properly supported in real-time editing environment. Small Tree will provide a demonstration of the app’s capabilities to visitors attending Infocomm 2012 in Las Vegas.

“There are several considerations that go into architecting a high performance shared storage solution that provides the expected performance for post-production workflows and nothing is more frustrating than having a post project delayed by slow rendering speeds or dropped frames,” said Corky Seeber, president of Small Tree. “Our easy-to-use performance application utility will give post facility operators critical information to determine whether they need to consider another storage solution or if what they’re currently using meets their workflow needs.”

For more information on STREAMS Counter, or any of Small Tree’s Ethernet-based shared storage solutions, visit www.Small-Tree.com or @smalltreecomm.

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D.A.S. Helps Renovate Barcelona’s Historic Club Astoria

**** Photo: Club Astoria Interior Image ****

Valencia, Spain – June 2012 … Barcelona’s upscale Eixample neighborhood is home to the spectacular Club Astoria. A stone’s throw from famous thoroughfares Paseo de Gracia and Avenida Diagonal, this is the perfect spot to enjoy dinner or drinks with friends in an exclusive and inviting musical setting. The newly renovated space, a Grupo Costa Este property, was previously the site of the Opium Cinema, a landmark of Barcelona nightlife. more

Community Appoints Rod Falconer as Director of Technical Training and Education

Chester, PA, June 2012..  Community Professional Loudspeakers is pleased to announce the appointment of Rod Falconer to the position of Director of Technical Training and Education.  An industry veteran with nearly 30 years’ experience, Mr. Falconer first joined Community in 2007 as Regional Manager for the Western United States and Canada.  This new role is a natural extension of his prior experience.

“Technical training is increasingly important in today’s sophisticated contracting business,” stated Julia Lee, Community’s Director of Sales and Marketing.  “Rod has effectively taught numerous sessions on understanding and selecting the appropriate technology for given applications.”

Mr. Falconer brings a wide range of engineering knowledge to the position, including first-hand experience in networked control systems and systems design for projects ranging from small churches to performing arts facilities to airports and other large-area notification systems.  He is experienced with all types of loudspeaker systems, and has a strong background in array physics in theory and practice.

“I really enjoy helping people understand the tools that are available to them as designers, getting past the rhetoric and marketing hype to really comprehend what’s appropriate for a given situation,” he explained.  “I love watching the light bulb come on.”

As Director of Technical Training and Education, Mr. Falconer will be responsible for developing and delivering programs and training support materials for Community customers and dealers worldwide.  He will manage the company’s field training efforts, developing curriculum to enhance the technical skills and product knowledge base of Community users, focusing on the appropriate application of Community products and design tools.

“Rod is the ideal person to take on this challenge and be an effective resource for our customers,” said Dave Howden, Community’s Director of Technical Services.  “We’re very glad to have him on our team.”

SYMETRIX EDGE DSP INSTALLED AT ONE FIREFLY’S NEW HEADQUARTERS

onefirefly.JPGHOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA – JUNE 2012: When it came time to move into a new office space, One Firefly, LLC seized the opportunity to turn its workspace into a cutting-edge demonstration of the integrated systems it helps homeowners, commercial clients and electronic system contractors design and install. The Hollywood, Florida-based firm is multifaceted and provides a variety of services offered under its three Firefly brands. Firefly Design Group provides system design, documentation and consulting services specializing within the integrated building technology space. Firefly Creative is a full-service marketing and public relations agency that caters to the custom electronics industry’s member contractors and manufacturers. Firefly Programming is a full service control system programming company. For the flagship demonstration, Firefly Design Group senior systems engineer Mike Harrell chose Symetrix’ new SymNet Edge DSP hardware, which features a powerful open-architecture topology, modular I/O counts and types, and next-generation more

API INSTALLS FIRST 1608 IN BRAZIL

btg_zecaleme.JPGSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – JUNE 2012: With a burgeoning music scene steeped in traditional Samba and increasing interest in rock, Brazilian pop and local folk music, the Brazilian recording industry took a giant leap forward with the installation of the first API 1608 console in Brazil. Producer and recording/mixing engineer Zeca Leme recently installed a new 16-channel 1608 alongside API 500s, 525s, 550Bs and a 512c already in place at the newly opened Behind the Glass Recording Studio.

Leme first encountered API while attending AES in New York. He returned to Brazil for a position at Loudness Sound Studio as a live DVD recording engineer. In 2007 Leme moved on to NaCena Studios where he worked with artists such as Ney Matogrosso, Earth Wind & Fire, Kanye West and Oficina G3. He encountered API again working with legendary engineer Roy Cicala at 5A more

SYMETRIX FOUNDER DANE BUTCHER HANDS CEO ROLE TO PAUL ROBERTS, ASSUMES ROLE OF CHAIRMAN

paul_roberts.JPGSEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JUNE 2012: Symetrix announces that Dane Butcher has taken on the role of Chairman after holding the position of CEO since he founded the company in 1976. Paul Roberts, veteran VP of Sales & Marketing with Symetrix, steps in as the company’s new CEO. There will be a high degree of continuity in this hand-off as Dane Butcher and Paul Roberts have worked together for many years and are in close alignment with the Symetrix customer-focused approach to running Symetrix and share a common vision for the future of the company.

“I am very much looking forward to my role as Chairman,” said Butcher. “After many years of wide-band executive responsibilities, I’m moving to a purely strategic role. I will now focus 100% of my time on my passion for providing our current and future customers with innovative and value-oriented more

dB AUDIO & VIDEO OUTFITS NEW SANCTUARY AT PLEASANT HILL BAPTIST CHURCH WITH DANLEY SPEAKERS

pleasant_hill_church.JPGLAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA: Blessed with the burden of a burgeoning congregation that was filling its small sanctuary beyond capacity, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Lawrenceville, Georgia raised funds to build a new, 500-seat sanctuary adjacent to its old one. The roots of PHBC reach back 135 years, and the latest expansion represents a significant milestone in that long history. The church hired Gainesville-based dB Audio & Video to design and install a video projection system and a high-fidelity, high-output sound reinforcement system to support its spirited services. To meet that objective, dB Audio & Video specified Danley Sound Labs loudspeakers and subwoofers.

“High-energy contemporary gospel music with a full band sets the tone for the two Sunday services at Pleasant Hill,” explained Ronnie Stanford, systems advisor with dB Audio & Video. “The church was clear in its desire for a sound system that is more

Sennheiser enhances guided tour offerings with Tourguide 1039 system

Las Vegas – June 11, 2012 – Audio specialist Sennheiser [InfoComm 2012 booth C9736] introduces its new Tourguide 1039 system for guided tour, interpreting and assistive listening applications. Users of this new professional receiver will benefit from reliable RF wireless transmission, easy operation and exceptional audio quality.

Reliable transmission
“Today, professional users are faced with expanding content demands in an increasingly crowded wireless environment. To meet this challenge, Tourguide 1039 offers the widest tuning bandwidth on the market,” explained Vanessa Jensen, Senior Product Specialist for Integrated Systems at Sennheiser’s U.S. headquarters. “Tourguide 1039 offers up to 75 MHz of tunable frequencies, allowing users to transmit as many as 32 channels of simultaneous content, all with exceptional audio quality.” The Tourguide EK 1039 portable receiver utilizes Adaptive Diversity to enhance reception reliability.

High audio quality
An excellent audio frequency response of a full 25–15,000 Hz gives the receiver a very natural, high-quality sound reproduction. “Assistive listening installations in theaters or music venues will benefit from this excellent audio quality,” Jensen added.

Simple operation
Time is always an invaluable resource, especially when preparing an event or a guided tour. To streamline setup, the EK 1039 is fitted with a Copy function. Once one receiver has been programmed, its settings can easily be transmitted via infrared to the other receivers. To allow for easy recognition and assignment to the listeners, the channels of the Tourguide EK 1039 receiver can be given a name, for example, “French” or “Spanish.” This channel name is part of the data that can be copied from receiver to receiver.

To fully utilize the EK 1039’s wide switching bandwidth, transmitters from the 2000 series are the ideal complement. Transmitters from the evolution wireless G3 series are also compatible (reducing the effective switching bandwidth to 42 MHz). The EK1039 ships with the BA 2015 rechargeable battery back, but can also be powered by standard AA batteries. Thanks to a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, the EK 1039 can be used with a wide range headphones or earphones. The receiver can also be combined with Sennheiser’s induction accessories for the hearing impaired.

Complete solutions for museums, companies, theme parks and tradeshows
Tourguide 1039 joins Sennheiser’s guidePORT and Tourguide 2020-D systems, which offer customized solutions for guided tour applications. guidePORT can lead users through museums or exhibits on its own; identifiers or induction loops automatically trigger audio information that corresponds to the physical exhibit or video. The user can also access data via the keypad by entering the number of the appropriate station on the tour. Tourguide 2020-D digital audio system can be used as a tourguide or translation system for conferences or as an assistive hearing device in theaters or other facilities. Six to eight channels can be used simultaneously. The full package includes a case for charging and transporting all components.

About Sennheiser
Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Conn. Sennheiser’s pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

VUE Audiotechnik Debuts Three Product Classes at InfoComm 2012

Las Vegas, NV, June 2012 – VUE Audiotechnik will premiere three powerful loudspeaker families at this week’s InfoComm convention in Las Vegas. This will be the first official product unveiling since the company’s founding earlier this year.

Addressing a broad range of applications with advanced technologies, innovative designs, and class-leading performance, VUE Audiotechnik’s H, A and I Classes incorporate purpose-designed transducers, enclosures, and system electronics to deliver exceptional results for their respective market segments.

Highlights include:

  • H Class family with Truextent™ beryllium HF compression drivers: Better high-frequency performance than aluminum or titanium
  • Active Compliance Management™ (ACM): A patent-pending subwoofer technology combining sophisticated DSP with a hybrid enclosure for exceptional definition and output
  • Purpose-designed components: Fully optimized for every driver/cabinet combination across all three classes.
  • Network monitoring: Via standard Ethernet protocols and accessible through an intuitive software interface.
  • I Class for AV contractors: Professional-grade components, wood enclosures and included hanging hardware

Ken Berger, CEO of VUE Audiotechnik comments, “We’ve worked hard to ensure that each of our classes brings something truly unique to their respective markets — from cutting edge technologies and innovative designs in the flagship H Class, to a very compelling price/performance equation in our I Class systems.”

“But this is just the beginning,” continued Berger. “The technologies revealed today will join others in development, and all three classes will expand significantly over the next 24 months. It’s really quite exciting to debut this first wave at InfoComm and to underscore our commitment to serving the industry we value so highly.”

H Class: Performance without Compromise

VUE Audiotechnik imbues the flagship H Class with its most advanced technologies and innovative designs.

At the heart of every H Class full-range system is VUE’s proprietary, beryllium-based compression driver. Beryllium delivers better sonic performance than both aluminum and titanium thanks to an extremely high stiffness-to-mass ratio, which dramatically reduces mechanical deformation (breakup), and shifts resonant frequencies above the
audible range.

h-12 active two-way (click for full size)

Each beryllium HF transducer is paired with an equally advanced LF counterpart. To increase power handling and decrease power compression, all transducers deployed in full-range H Class systems feature a large, 100 mm/4-inch voice coil.

Active onboard electronics include system-optimized amplification and DSP for each driver and cabinet combination. Network control and monitoring capabilities are available via standard Ethernet-based protocols and accessible through an intuitive
software interface.

All H Class enclosures are manufactured using multi-ply, cross-grain laminated birch with extensive interior bracing and a rugged polyurethane finish. Full-range models include integrated hanging points, while h-12 models also include a pole-mount system for use with stands or atop subwoofers.

HS-28 Subwoofer with ACM Technology (click for full size)

At launch, the H Class includes 12- and 15-inch two-way models (wide and narrow coverage) as well as the hs-28 subwoofer, a dual 18-inch active design that debuts VUE Audiotechnik’s patent pending Active Compliance Management (ACM) technology.

ACM technology utilizes a unique hybrid configuration in which two 18-inch woofers share a common vented chamber. One woofer’s frontal radiation is direct, while the second woofer is set at 90 degrees and drives a second vented chamber that has fourth-order response characteristics. Each woofer has its own amplifier and DSP control. This sophisticated combination of physics and DSP yields a substantial increase in amplitude over conventional designs, with the summed output of drivers and vents maintaining flat phase response and exhibiting low distortion, while occupying a more compact enclosure.

A Class: Applied Engineering, Precision Performance

The A Class is designed specifically for working professionals seeking a better balance of performance, versatility, and value. Benefiting from the same design principles behind the flagship H Class, the versatile A Class models possess similar voicing characteristics, allowing them to easily outperform their competition in this segment.

a-15, a-12, a-10, a-8 (click for full size)

At launch, the A Class range includes passive systems in 8-, 10-, 12-, and 15-inch two-way configurations, as well as a selection of three powerful subwoofers. And as with the flagship H Class, all A Class transducers and enclosures are manufactured to VUE Audiotechnik’s exacting specifications to work in synchronous harmony for exceptional performance.

Every A Class two-way model combines a neodymium LF transducer, neodymium compression driver, and a system-optimized, high-order crossover to deliver a smooth and accurate frequency response at maximum SPLs. Each compression driver is mounted to a 70 x 55 degree horn that can be rotated for ideal dispersion in either horizontal or vertical configurations. The larger A-12 and A-15 models will operate in either passive (single amped) or bi-amped modes via a simple, high current switch located on the rear panel.

as-418 Subwoofer (click for full size)

The A Class subwoofer family is led by the formidable as-418, which combines four 18-inch drivers into a dual-isobaric design to deliver higher output, lower distortion, and lower power compression — all from an enclosure the size of most dual 18-inch subwoofers.

A Class cabinets are manufactured to the same standards as the flagship H Class, using multi-ply, cross-grain laminated birch with extensive interior bracing and a rugged polyurethane finish. Full-range models feature a unique pentagon shape for easy use in either monitor or FOH orientations. Integrated hanging points provide flexible flying options, while a pole-mount system allows for portable use on stands or atop subwoofers.

I Class: Step Away from the Plastic Boxes

VUE Audiotechnik’s I Class offers AV Contractors a high-performance alternative to the bevy of plastic-boxed systems available today.

Addressing a broad range of applications while delivering sonic performance that far exceeds expectations in this segment, I Class models benefit from professional-grade components and the same manufacturing processes behind all VUE Audiotechnik systems. As a result, every model in the line features purpose-built transducers, rugged wood enclosures and most importantly, VUE Audiotechnik’s unwavering attention to detail and quality.

L to R: i-2 x 4.5, i-4.5, i-6, i-8, is-26 Sub (click for full size)

At launch, the I Class range includes surface-mount, full-range systems as well as three powered and passive subwoofer options — allowing contractors and system designers to address applications ranging from compact PA to ancillary fill in larger distributed systems.

I Class wood enclosures are protected with a rugged industrial-grade coating, and every full-range model ships with integrated surface mounting hardware right in the box.

Learn more about our H, A and I Class systems by visiting: www.vueaudio.com.

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About VUE Audiotechnik

VUE Audiotechnik is a California-based designer, manufacturer and marketer for professional audio systems for a broad range of sound reinforcement applications including: touring sound, theatre, club sound, portable PA, houses of worship and commercial audio. A truly global company with a local feel, VUE Audiotechnik is committed to achieving the absolute highest level of loudspeaker performance through a “real-world” design philosophy utilizing advanced technologies and manufacturing techniques, all backed by an unwavering commitment to support, service and long-term relationships.

Truextent is a registered trademark of Materion Brush, Inc.

PESA Introduces C58 Digital Media System at InfoComm 2012

Huntsville, Alabama – PESA, a leading U.S.-based custom design and build manufacturing company for professional audio and video signal distribution, will introduce its C58 Digital Media System (C58-DMS), a comprehensive package for recording, playback, and distribution of critical live video and audio content, at InfoComm 2012 (Booth N1327), which runs June 13-15 in Las Vegas, Nev. Designed for court recording systems, medical forensic storage, video teleconferencing and training rooms, and security and surveillance facilities, the C58-DMS seamlessly combines up to eight channels of audio and five channels of video, regardless of format, and delivers synchronized live and on-demand playback.

“The C58-DMS represents a new class of hardware focused on the playback viewing experience for a variety of government, medical, security, and business applications,” said Howard Sutton, PESA executive chairman. “In the past, mixed format presentations required far more complex integration. You had multiple components from multiple vendors, latency and sync issues, and a lot of cabling. PESA’s new C58-DMS delivers rich media content to on-site and off-site viewers in a 1 RU package.”

With five independent video inputs and six outputs, the C58-DMS can simultaneously stream up to six video output streams over IP, including one for each individually selected source and a quad view composed of four selected sources. The system can capture H.264 IP camera streams, SDI video up to 720p/60 resolution, and NTSC analog video simultaneously, and it can synchronize discrete audio inputs to discrete video and IP video inputs. It also accepts up to eight discrete line level XLR audio inputs.

The compact C58-DMS digital media processing system seamlessly combines live footage with video playback and/or computer-based content such as PowerPoint slides. When it captures and streams multiple HD sources simultaneously, the streams remain associated and synchronized during the particular event. Intuitive computer software makes it easy to setup multi-channel sessions, initiate simultaneous streaming and recording, and automatically make content available for on-demand viewing.

When deployed with media capture and management software from VIQ Solutions, the C58-DMS provides an end-to-end audio and video content management and distribution solution between local and remote sites using common IP transports over LAN or WAN networks. PESA offers a customizable C58/VIQ multi-tiered workflow built around the PESA Encompass Workstation, which captures digital audio, video, and case information from multiple locations and automatically stores it in a central repository. The sync process is fully automated and secure, so complete recordings are always accessible to authorized users from anywhere on the network.

About PESA

As a leading provider of audio/video connectivity, PESA offers a wide selection of routing switchers, matrix switchers, extenders, converters, media extenders, and signal processing gear to support government, military, industrial, commercial, broadcast and mobile truck applications. PESA offers one of the widest ranges of AV products – from large scale fiber optic routing to single-point CAT-5 DVI extenders – each with the integrity and innovative high performance technology expected from PESA. Our products are available around the world from a leading team of channel partners offering local support and installation; and all of our products are supported by 24/7 technical support. To learn more about our technologies and services visit www.pesa.com. PESA is located in Huntsville, Alabama with regional offices throughout the United States.

All products mentioned herein are trademarked property of their respective owners.

Press Contact

Mark J. Pescatore

Pipeline Communications

561-531-3106

mark@pipecomm.com

Company Contact

Dan Holland
VP, Product Marketing
256-726-9200
dholland@pesa.com

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