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SMALL TREE TEAMS UP WITH TECHNOLOGIES FOR WORSHIP FOR MIRACLE OF SPEED GIVEAWAY

At InfoComm 2012, Small Tree and Technologies for Worship Magazine announce the launch of the Miracle of Speed promotion to provide one lucky church facility in the United States with a GraniteSTOR TITANIUM8, a high-performance, capacity dense, dedicated video editing shared storage appliance with advanced file sharing enabling simple, real-time collaboration to maximize post-production workflow. During InfoComm, Small Tree is showcasing its shared storage systems at the Technologies for Worship pavilion (Booth C5654).

As churches across the country continue to expand production efforts to enable congregations to enjoy inspirational sermons from the comfort of their homes, the demands on post-production teams have never been greater. Unfortunately, for many church-based editing teams, tight budgets and outdated technology make meeting deadlines more difficult than it should be. With the Miracle of Speed giveaway, Small Tree and Technologies for Worship hope to make life easier for one editing team desperately in need of a workflow overhaul.

“The evolution of technology has provided churches with greater opportunity to reach and engage with worshipers,” said Corky Seeber, president of Small Tree. “Unfortunately, in an attempt to save money, many facilities back-up files to low-cost drives, which is a very inefficient and ineffective approach. Ultimately, such a solution can cost more money as there’s no file protection, so if there’s a failure with the drive all of the work will need to be recreated.”

With an MSRP of $11,195, TITANIUM8 is the newest in Small Tree’s expanding GraniteSTOR line of high performance, affordable Ethernet-based shared storage systems. TITANIUM8 is a 2U rack-mount solution configurable up to 10 GbE or eight 10GbE ports and storage capacity from 8TB to 72 TB, while delivering up to 35 streams of ProRes 422. To facilitate set-up, Small Tree’s experts will assist with remote installation of the system.

Churches can enter the Miracle of Speed giveaway with a tweet on why their church can use the TITANIUM8 solution – including #SmallTreeSpeed in their tweet – or with a post on Small Tree’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/smalltreecomm). While not required to enter the contest, church post-production teams are invited to create a brief video – no longer than three minutes in length – explaining why their church needs the Miracle of Speed and can include a link to their video in their tweet or post. Small Tree will choose the winner based on the effectiveness of their entry.

“Through the Miracle of Speed giveaway, we’re hoping to raise awareness in the church production and post-production communities of the value in protecting your assets by investing in affordable shared storage technology,” Seeber continued. “The horror stories from professionals of lost projects or headaches in having to recover files are never pretty. Churches need to know that you don’t need to install a cost-prohibitive Fibre Channel system to improve workflow while getting peace of mind.”

The winning facility will be included in an installation article to be featured in Technologies for Worship Magazine.

For more information on Small Tree and its growing line of shared storage solutions, visit www.small-tree.com or follow them @smalltreecomm. Follow Technologies for Worship Magazine @tfwm or www.facebook.com/TechnologiesForWorshipMagazine.

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Ensemble Introduces DVI/VGA Auto-Sensing to the Mitto Scan Converter

Grass Valley, California, 13 June, 2012 – Ensemble Designs will debut two new features to its BrightEye Mitto family of high-end scan converters at the infoComm Show in Las Vegas June 13-16, 2012 on booth C4820. more

Third Generation Yamaha Active Field Control to Launch At InfoComm 2012

LAS VEGAS—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will launch the new AFC3 hardware for its Active Field Control systems. The new product will be on display at InfoComm 2012, booth #10340. more

Yamaha To Launch First Models in New Commercial Install Series

LAS VEGAS—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will launch the new CIS Series at InfoComm 2012. The Yamaha CIS (Commercial Installation Solutions) product offerings have been created specifically for installed sound market applications where there may not be an experienced audio operator running the system; for example, restaurants, retail outlets, public address systems within the transportation industry, convention centers, hotel ballrooms. more

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SunBriteTV Introduces Marquee Series Direct Sunlight-Readable All-Weather Digital Signage Displays at InfoComm 2012

Sunbrite introduces ground-breaking new TV Marquee Series, true outdoor all-weather displays that perform in direct sunlight enable systems integrators to address new business opportunities.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, June 13, 2012 — With an introduction that provides systems integrators and their clients with direct sunlight-readable digital signage displays that are completely weatherized and optimized for outdoor use to enable a broader base of businesses to deploy, SunBriteTV today debuted the new Marquee Series All Weather Digital Signage Displays at InfoComm 2012. more

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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

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