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Cables To Go Rebrands to C2G Reflecting Portfolio and Geographic Expansion

The industry leader in high performance cabling and connectivity solutions rebrands as C2G.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (InfoComm 2012, Booth C9144) — June 13, 2012 — Cables To Go (http://www.c2g.com/), the preferred provider of high performance cabling and connectivity solutions, announced today that it has rebranded the company. The new brand, C2G, communicates the strategic direction and vision of the company by offering a more broad and diverse portfolio of exceptional connectivity solutions, investments in the development of advanced tools, and geographic expansion across Europe. more

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Christie Raises The Bar With New 4K Projector And Series of Brightest 110V Projectors

Christie today announced the expansion of its 3-chip DLP platform with the introduction of the

Christie D4K25

, and new 14,000 lumen Christie M Series models. The new projectors target a variety of applications that require high brightness, superior performance and vivid, clear images.

Award-Winning Christie M Series Adds New Brighter Models
The popular M Series – including three new Roadster models and three 3D-enabled Mirage models – feature SXGA+, HD and WUXGA resolution, portrait mode capabilities, and 14,000 lumens – the highest brightness available at 110V. The projectors are designed for auditoriums, boardrooms, conference rooms, houses of worship, post-production, and live event applications that need the reliability of 3-chip DLP technology and high brightness for piercing through ambient lighting.

Featuring built-in Christie Twist, the new M Series models are equipped with two hot swappable mercury lamps for additional cost savings since the high brightness is achieved with two lamps instead of four.

“The additions to our award-winning M Series platform offer higher brightness than previously available at 110V, and with the dual lamp system, customers are receiving unparalleled performance and the best return on their investment,” said George Tsintzouras, senior director product management, Business Products, Christie.

Christie D4K25 Provides High-Brightness Solution
The Christie D4K25 targets high resolution markets including amusement parks, automotive designers, planetariums, and applications where native 4K resolution for precision image detail is critical. Featuring the ability to use different lamp powers – extending lamp life and reducing cost of ownership – the Christie D4K25 is equipped with automated image alignment for maximum lamp output and brightness.

“With this 3-chip DLP offering, Christie now has a 25,000 lumen projector with 4K resolution powered by 220V to meet the market demand for applications requiring high resolution and high brightness,” continued Tsintzouras. “DLP offers darker blacks and brighter whites for a more true-to-life images and has superior lifecycle performance. In launching the new M Series models and the Christie D4K25, Christie is thrilled to be pushing the boundaries on what DLP technology brings to the market.”

The Christie D4K25 and the new M Series models have a three-year parts and labor warranty and ship in July 2012.

Community Promotes Bellando to Head Up Strategic Development

Chester, PA, June 2012…   Community Professional Loudspeakers has appointed Rich Bellando to the position of Strategic Development Manager.

Bellando has been with Community since 2005, when he joined the company as an Inside Sales Associate. He was later promoted to Senior Sales Administrator, where he provided comprehensive customer support to Community’s dealer and distributor network.

In his new role, Bellando will be responsible for the implementation of special projects focused on expanding OEM markets and developing long-term growth for Community. He will also continue to address the needs of contractors and end users worldwide.

“Community’s commitment to our customers has allowed me to enjoy many lasting relationships within this ever changing industry. Working with a team of talented people is a great advantage and a powerful tool. I look forward to the challenges and continuing growth in this new position” said Bellando, a graduate of Syn-Aud-Con and Northeastern University.

“Rich has been an outstanding member of our team for many years,” added Julia Lee, Community’s Sales and Marketing Director. “He brings a wide range of multifaceted talents and experience that will make him highly effective in this versatile new position, along with his strong relationships with our reps and dealers. All of us at Community are confident that Rich will be overwhelmingly successful in this new role.”

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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. 

Landmark Oklahoma City Church Finds a Sound Solution with Iconyx

Oklahoma City, OK – June 2012… The distinctive white vaulted roof of Oklahoma City’s First Christian Church stands as an eye-catching landmark to residents and visitors alike. One of this city’s founding houses of worship, First Christian Church has inhabited several locations since its 1889 origin, moving to its current location in 1956.

The massive domed structure – referred to by local press as “The First Christian Church of Tomorrow” during its dedication ceremony – was designed by R. Duane Conner of Conner & Pojezny Designs, a congregation member during the 1950s. The expansive, thin-shelled concrete dome covers the main sanctuary, which seats 1200 in theater-style pews. The sanctuary houses a large pipe organ and frequently features performances by symphonic orchestras, bell choirs and other chorale groups.

While the building has won much acclaim as an architectural masterpiece, it has been equally disparaged as an acoustical nightmare, its concave ceiling and hard surfaces creating a tremendously reverberative environment that is certainly one of a kind. Spoken word intelligibility has long been an ongoing struggle, with the church going through numerous sound systems over the past 50 years in a ceaseless attempt to achieve an acceptable audio quality.

“First Christian Church is by far the most acoustically challenging space I’ve ever experienced,” reports Danny Nix, sales and marketing manager at AVL Systems Design, the Oklahoma-based audio video designer-integrator responsible for the sound system upgrade. “They had invested a great deal of time and money into several different audio systems over the years, and were pretty much ready to give up on finding a system that would suitably meet their requirements. That’s when we presented them with the Renkus-Heinz Iconyx solution.”

“We realized that any system we considered had to meet certain performance requirements, and still deliver clear & articulate sound to every seat in the house,” says Marc Pierce, President & Owner of AVL Systems Design. “We exhaustively studied technical specs & solutions from manufacturers to maintain a balance between quality and value, so our client would receive the best product necessary to accurately meet their needs and also maintain budgetary criteria.”

Pierce, along with AVL’s director of engineering, Kenny Kendrick, designed First Christian’s new audio system using Iconyx digitally steerable array column loudspeakers from Renkus-Heinz. Two Iconyx IC16-R loudspeakers are surface-mounted high on the walls to either side of the proscenium. The Iconyx steerable beam technology enables sound to be focused downward, away from the domed ceiling and towards the main floor seating area.

“It’s literally the first system that has worked for them,” says Nix. “The difference is like night and day.”

As often happens with classic architecture, aesthetics prevented AVL from extending cabling to the Iconyx cabinets. AVL responded with a highly innovative solution. “We are transmitting the signal wirelessly using an AKG in-ear monitor system, routed through the DSP to power the speakers,” explains Nix. “It has worked really well and the end result is exceptional sound quality with no visible wires.” A custom paint job by Renkus-Heinz further adds to the Iconyx cabinets’ low profile appearance.

AVL’s upgrade for the church also included a video component, installing a pair of Digital Projection E-Vision WXGA projectors with long throw lenses. The projectors fire onto dual Stewart 14′ by 8′ film screens. Two Samsung 400DX-2 46-inch LCD screens and an Analog Way EFD-341 high-resolution video switcher/scaler complete the system.

AVL’s Nix reports the church is so pleased with the sound quality of their new Iconyx system that they are planning additional upgrades elsewhere on the campus using more Renkus-Heinz gear.

 

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 Headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California, Renkus-Heinz, Inc. is the worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of audio operations networks, digitally steerable arrays, powered and non-powered loudspeakers, system specific electronics and fully integrated Reference Point Array systems.

SYMNET EDGE INSTALLED IN PRIVATE SCHOOL

trinityschool_edge.JPGAUSTIN, TEXAS – JUNE 2012: Trinity Episcopal School of Austin has already grown from a startup private school to a K-8 institution of 450 students. Its exponential increase has spurred a succession of construction projects, the latest of which is a 750-seat multipurpose chapel for religious services, student performances, and community events. Trinity Episcopal School of Austin hired central-Texas-based Ace Audio Communications, Inc. to design and install a state-of-the-art audio/visual system for the new chapel. Ace Audio centered its sound reinforcement on an Allen & Heath iLive console paired with Symetrix SymNet Edge DSP. The two units are networked together using the next-generation Dante network protocol, which supports a huge channel count of lossless audio with imperceptible latency.

To maximize the new chapel’s flexibility without compromising its functionality, the school opted to build two stages, one along the width of the room and more

Adaptive Video Walls and Displays Introduces New Video Solutions at InfoComm 2012

New Products Include Single-Monitor Suspension; Mounted and Flown Video Walls

LAS VEGAS, JUNE 12, 2012 – Adaptive Video Walls and Displays, 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, will debut at InfoComm 2012 (Booth C9547) several new video solutions, including its HoverPro(tm) single-LCD monitor suspension device, a 3×3 Flown Video Wall, a 4×1 Flown Quad Display, and 1×4 and 2×2 Mounted Video Walls.

“We are excited to share with InfoComm attendees several new video products at this year’s show,” says Paul Allen, president, Adaptive Technologies Group. “InfoComm is the perfect avenue to get the word out about Adaptive’s wide range of video solutions and the ease of installation that contractors get in the field when they use our gear.”

The HoverPro is a single LCD monitor suspension device that delivers visual messages and content anywhere marketers want without the limitations of wall mounting and/or expensive kiosks. Messages are permanently displayed above and in front of indoor target audiences by suspending and aiming 40-inch and larger LCD and plasma screens from any overhead structure. As a pre-engineered rigging system, HoverPro utilizes the standard rear VESA-mounting hole patterns built into flat screen monitors. These rigging kits provide installers with the ability to safely suspend and tilt screens into any desired angle, from any location. Down-tilt aiming is accomplished by way of suspending the monitors from the HoverPro brackets’ multiple suspension points. An optional horizontal aiming device, the One-Way-Array(r), may be installed in line, above the HoverPro, to provide up to 360 degrees of aiming rotation. Additionally, a wide variety of standard off-the-shelf rigging hardware is available to allow the installer to safely assemble and “hover” the LCD or plasma monitor at any desired height and angle above an audience, store traffic and window fronts.

The new 3×3 Flown Video Wall will be shown in a landscape configuration using Sharp PN-V601 60-inch LCD monitors, accommodating three monitors wide and three monitors deep. This incredibly precise and load-rated flyable frame can interlock to create large format and very impressive displays. Its adjustable monitor levelers ensure that all monitors are in the correct planar alignment and are domestically produced. The load-rated rigging components ensure long service life, even for rental and staging applications.

The new 4×1 Flown Quad display, also available in landscape configuration, features NEC 55-inch monitors flown in a horizontal square pattern, utilizing Adaptive’s GridLink(tm) rigging system, with four monitors wide and one monitor deep. Adaptive’s rugged and load-rated GridLink rigging beams quickly arrange into square, rectangular and hexagonal-shaped grids that provide an excellent platform to fly monitors, creating attention-getting, long-lasting impressions. Adaptive’s line of flown displays feature load-rated frames, rigging beams and accessory attachments, allowing the user to create and fly full landscape and portrait displays in any desired configuration.

Adaptive is also introducing two new mounted video wall solutions at InfoComm, including its 2×2 Mounted Video Wall with four ViewSonic 46-inch monitors. In addition, its innovative 1×4 Mounted Video Wall with 46-inch NEC monitors will be on display, which is especially geared toward the retail environment. Designed as entire assemblies, rather than individual wall mounts, Adaptive’s line of video wall frames are extremely time-saving and built to very close tolerances to get the best fit between monitors. Adaptive Video Walls also feature monitor locks and compartments for media players and other electronic devices, providing a flexible and reliable solution for any indoor application.

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.

Extron’s New Modular Fiber Optic HDMI Extender Now Shipping

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the new PowerCage FOX HDMI fiber optic extender, a modular transmitter and receiver set that enables long haul transmission of HDCP-compliant HDMI, audio, and control signals over fiber optic cabling. Engineered for reliability and exceptional high resolution image performance, it uses Extron all-digital technology to deliver pixel-perfect transmission of HDMI computer-video images up to 1920×1200 resolution, including HDTV 1080p/60. Integrator-friendly features include Key Minder®, EDID Minder®, Auto Input Memory, audio embedding/de-embedding, audio gain and attenuation, internal test patterns, and real-time system monitoring. The transmission capabilities and comprehensive feature set of the PowerCage FOX HDMI make it ideal for a wide range of applications requiring long distance extension of high resolution content with the highest quality. more

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.”

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