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NEW ASHLY COMMERCIAL MIXER/AMPLIFIER ENDS UP IN FUNERAL HOME

hillcrest.JPGBEDFORD PARK, OHIO – MAY 2012: With increasing frequency, the administrators at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Bedford Heights, Ohio were hearing the same simple request; a request they could not properly fill. During visitation prior to a funeral, the bereaved asked to play their own music. Very often, it was the music cherished by the deceased or music that was especially grounding in such a trying time. But beyond supplying an inelegant boom box, Hillcrest had no infrastructure for music playback. The administrators called on Audio Video Interiors and Safety Technologies (AVIST) of nearby Middleburg Heights, Ohio to provide a cost-effective solution. AVIST director Gary Matthews designed a simple, robust system around the new 3-input, 1-output Ashly Audio TM-360 public address mixer/amplifier.

“I have a lot of customers who are looking for very simple, very cost-effective solutions for straightforward sound reinforcement situations,” more

A STEREO PAIR OF DANLEY JERICHO HORNS HERALD A NEW REFERENCE SPEAKER MODEL FOR CHURCH AUDIO

goodlettsville_tn_church.JPGGOODLETTSVILLE, TENNESSEE – MAY 2012: The parishioners at First Baptist Church of Goodlettsville, Tennessee are the first churchgoers in the world to enjoy the exacting fidelity, soul-lifting power, and clean, even coverage of a pair of Danley Sound Labs Jericho JH-90 full-range, point-source loudspeakers, heretofore installed mainly in sports arenas and stadiums as well as concert venues. Professional Audio Solutions, Inc. designed and installed the first-of-its-kind project under the leadership of Scott Oliver, director of contracting and engineering. Once Oliver included the costs of labor and amplifier channels, he discovered that purchasing and installing a stereo pair of Jericho JH-90s would be less expensive – and far better sounding – than a conventional multi-box solution.

Like many churches, Goodlettsville FBC transitioned over the years from having only traditional services to offering a mix of traditional and contemporary services. Its old PA system consisted more

ASHLY AUDIO HIRES GARY JONES TO NEWLY-CREATED POSITION OF CENTRAL REGIONAL SALES MANAGER

gary_jones.JPGWEBSTER, NEW YORK – MAY 2012: Ashly Audio, leading manufacturer of professional and commercial grade, network-ready amplifiers and digital signal processors, announces the hire of Gary Jones to the newly-created position of central regional sales manager. Jones brings nearly thirty years of industry experience to his new role with Ashly, where he will manage Ashly’s independent rep firms throughout Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania.

“We’re very glad to have Gary on our team,” said John Sexton, Ashly’s vice president of sales and marketing. “Gary has years of relevant experience in every facet of the installed sound market, and we welcome the breadth and depth of his perspective.” Jones spent fifteen years with Altec Lansing in various marketing roles. Previously Jones worked for various companies as a professional audio manufacturer’s more

ASHLY GEAR SHOWCASED AT DETROIT’S INSTITUTE OF ART

detroit-institute-of-art.JPGDETROIT, MICHIGAN: The Detroit Institute of Art (DIA) is the second-largest municipally-owned museum in the nation. Its collection, which represents a balanced sample of the world’s cultures arrayed across centuries of human development, is valued at over one-billion dollars, and the DIA displays much of that collection in over one-hundred galleries spread across 658,000 square feet of floor space. Consonant with its cultural significance, the DIA hosts events ranging from art openings to private functions. One of its primary event spaces is adjacent to the galleries and recently benefitted from a sound system upgrade that centers on Ashly Audio’s PEMA integrated processor/amplifier and FR-16 network fader remote control.

“The walls, floors, and ceiling of the event space are solid stone,” observed Dennis Phillips, the owner of Phillips Pro Audio, the company that designed and installed the new audio system. “It’s an art institute, more

DOWNLOAD SYMETRIX SYMNET COMPOSER TODAY

symnet_composer.JPGSEATTLE, WASHINGTON – MAY 2012: Symetrix announces the release of SymNet Composer DSP configuration software. SymNet Composer is a major leap forward for installed sound DSP configuration software.

When performing basic Edge hardware configuration, Composer automatically identifies the type of audio I/O module installed in each of the Edge frames’ four I/O card slots (up to 16 channels of local audio). When connecting multiple Edge frames via Dante gigabit network audio (up to 128 channels total), quick and easy network management is accomplished entirely within the SymNet Composer programming environment. A fully open architecture application, Composer’s fast and fluid navigation accelerates the audio path design process. System designers exercise complete creative control selecting from a library of over 600 proven DSP processing, routing, mixing, and special purpose modules. A designer’s proprietary Super-modules (complex blocks of multiple DSP modules and routings) can be exported more

FSR To Introduce Digital Video Series at InfoComm 2012

Woodland Park, NJ • FSR, manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, has announced that they will launch their new Digital Video series at InfoComm 2012. Aimed at professional installations requiring HDMI support, the new line of high bandwidth HDMI extenders, switchers, scalars and distribution amplifiers are designed to reduce the integration challenges inherent in the deployment of digital video systems.

To ease the integration burden, the DV series incorporates the latest features to bridge the digital video pitfalls. HDMI time correction ensures properly formatted HDMI signals over extended distances regardless of the source. Full EDID control means seamless and easy installation of devices with differing resolution. HDCP 2.1 along with a large quantity of keys, greatly improves authentication issues in dynamic installations.

The most unique and exciting product is the new Multi-Format Scaling Switcher. With a combination of 9 analog and digital video inputs, audio insertion, audio breakaway and 4 independently scaled HDMI outputs, the DV-MFSW is the perfect solution for installations requiring the latest in digital video technology and legacy device support.

All of FSR’s latest products will be on exhibit at InfoComm, June 13 – 15, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, booth N651.

For additional information, email sales@fsrinc.com, or call 973-785-4347.

About FSR
FSR, established in 1981, manufactures a wide variety of products for the audio / video, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, including AV floor, wall, table, and ceiling connectivity boxes, as well as a full line of interfaces, distribution amplifiers, matrix switchers, seamless switchers and CAT-5 solutions.

All FSR products are designed and manufactured in its Woodland Park, NJ facility. FSR complies with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and is a woman owned business. FSR offers live 24/7 technical and sales support throughout the country from expertly trained technicians and sales representatives. For more information visit www.fsrinc.com.

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FSR Contact: Jan Sandri
973-785-4347 • sales@fsrinc.com

Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications
Harriet Diener
845-512-8283 • harriet@desertmooncomm.com

ALTINEX ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF DA1907LX DITTO-AMP™ 1- IN / 2- OUT VGA DISTRIBUTION AMPLIFIER

**** Photo: Altinex DA1907LX ****

Brea, CA – May 2012… Altinex, a leading manufacturer of Signal Management Solutions®, is pleased to announce availability of the DA1907LX Ditto-Amp 1-In / 2-Out VGA Distribution Amplifier, another addition to the company’s popular line of dedicated AV solutions. The DA1907LX is a high resolution distribution amplifier designed to facilitate the connection of a single VGA-UXGA source to as many as two scan-rate compatible displays. With the ability to pass very high-resolution video signals without degradation to the image quality, the DA1907LX is an ideal tool that integrators and AV technology managers will find invaluable. more

FSR To Launch Enhanced “GREEN” D/A’s InfoComm 2012

UNITS TREAT THE PLANET KINDER WHILE MAINTAINING SIGNAL INTEGRITY OVER LONG CABLE RUNS

POWER SAVER FEATURE DRAMATICALLY REDUCES CONSUMPTION

Woodland Park, NJ • At InfoComm 2012 FSR, manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, will introduce enhanced versions of their high-resolution 1 X 2 computer distribution amplifiers that maintain excellent signal integrity while dramatically reducing power consumption. The new CDA-2EQG and CDA-2EQGA, with stereo audio, satisfy applications where a local monitor is needed along with a remote display device requiring a long cable run, such as Conference / Board Rooms, Classrooms, Courtrooms, Staging and Rental, and Houses of Worship.

The enhanced models incorporate all of the benefits of their predecessors, including ultra high bandwidth, flat frequency response, local monitor output and second monitor output with integrated line driver and cable EQ. Additionally they feature a “green” automatic power down feature that reduces standby power consumption to less than 50mW, a reduction of over 95%, and an advanced sync output circuit that helps provide reliable display operation even with improperly terminated cables.

The CDA-2EQG local monitor output is fully buffered by an independent amplifier stage to eliminate interaction with the remote output that is buffered and equalized to maintain excellent signal integrity with even the highest video resolutions. Signals arrive at the far end of the cable, up to 175’ of standard mini hi-res coax, with almost an immeasurable amount of loss.

The CDA-2EQGA incorporates a mini stereo input jack on the front and 5 position pluggable captive screw terminal on the back for balanced stereo audio output. An active audio balancing circuit ensures long, noise free stereo audio cable runs from the point of installation to the sound system.

All of FSR’s latest products will be on exhibit at InfoComm, June 13 – 15, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, booth N651.

About FSR
FSR, established in 1981, manufactures a wide variety of products for the audio / video, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, including AV floor, wall, table, and ceiling connectivity boxes, as well as a full line of interfaces, distribution amplifiers, matrix switchers, seamless switchers and CAT-5 solutions.

FSR complies with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and is a woman owned business. FSR offers live 24/7 technical and sales support throughout the country from expertly trained technicians and sales representatives. For more information visit www.fsrinc.com.
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FSR Contact: Jan Sandri
973-785-4347 • sales@fsrinc.com

Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications
Harriet Diener
845-512-8283 • harriet@desertmooncomm.com

Martin Audio Introduces MLA Compact™ For Installed Sound

Las Vegas, NV––Introduced at InfoComm 2012, the new MLA Compact™ makes Martin Audio’s award winning* Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array (MLA) technology available to a wide range of installed sound applications.

Incorporating the same principles that allowed MLA to break new ground on the international touring circuit, the self-powered and processed MLA Compact takes advanced cellular control to permanent installations such as Theaters, Concert Halls, Ballrooms and Houses of Worship where a smaller, lighter system takes precedence over the full power and throw of the flagship MLA.

The new system’s compact size (each enclosure measures only 31” wide x 11” high x 19.6” deep and weighs 109 lbs.) belies its output capabilities—a 12-box array can easily deliver full rock SPLs in a 5,000 seat venue, while a 24-box array will approach the output of many “full-size” systems which have less efficient acoustic elements.

MLA Compact’s fully integrated system brings together the latest technologies in acoustic design, Class D amplification, DSP and industry-leading optimization software—with communications and control via an easy-to-use audio network. Combining with fast, automated Display 2.1™ intelligent software it delivers a dramatically increased level of performance and coverage consistency over traditional line arrays.

Since no external amplifier racks are required, the integration of power and control also represents huge trucking advantages as well as valuable space and cost saving.

Asked about the new system, Martin Audio North American Director of Sales Rob Hofkamp stated, “MLA Compact is ideally suited for fixed installations. Its light weight, scalability and competitive pricing, coupled with the power and seamless coverage of MLA technology, make it a winner right out of the box.”

For more about Martin Audio, please stop by Demo Room N112 at InfoComm 2012 or click to www.martin-audio.com.

(*) PLASA Gold Award for Innovation; MusikMesse International Press Award; Parnelli Indispensable Technology Award; PSW/LSI Reader’s Choice Award.

About MLA Compact
System Architecture: Loudspeakers
The 3-way MLA Compact delivers power, clarity and detail, with a peak output capability of 135dB LF, 135dB midrange and 135dB HF, per box at 1 meter. MLA Compact’s LF section utilizes 2 × 10”/2.5″ voice coil, neodymium drive units in a unique Hybrid® configuration. Each driver is slot-loaded into a truncated horn with a low flare rate, to give a high sensitivity of 103dB @ 1m/2.83V.

MLA Compact has separate, mid and HF horns with horizontal constant directivity characteristics—so the horizontal off-axis response tracks the on-axis response exactly. The mid horn utilizes 2 × 5″/1.5″ voice coil neodymium drivers to produce 109dB @ 1m/2.83V, while the 5″ cone/0.7″ compression driver combination replaces the more traditionally used large format compression driver and has less distortion, as well as having a much more extended HF response.

The HF section utilizes 4 × 0.7″ exit neodymium compression drivers which feed separate horns for true 100° horizontal constant directivity. In the vertical plane, MLA Compact makes significant advances over previous thinking by adopting new criteria for vertical wavefront curvature.

DSX Subwoofer/DSX-F Sub
With high output level, compact size and advanced DSP-based realization of directional arrays, the DSX more than meets the challenge of a powerful subwoofer.

Capable of 146dB peak output at 1m (half space, measured), the DSX powered and networked subwoofer is an incredible performer. Its high output level is achieved by combining state-of-the-art LF driver technology with an onboard Class D amplifier module that can deliver 6kW peak power.

The DSX features 2 × 18″/4″ voice coil, ferrite drivers in a reflex-loaded enclosure with four flared ports, carefully designed to improve linear airflow. Each driver is housed in its own separate chamber to move any cabinet resonances out of band. Sonically, the DSX is a perfect balance of low frequency extension and punch.

A flying version, the DSX-F Sub, can be flown alongside or at the top of MLA Compact arrays, as well as being ground stacked. A maximum of 15 DSX-F can be suspended from the MLA flying frame and symmetrical rigging allows flown DSX-F cabinets to face backwards — enabling directional flown as well as directional ground stacked arrays to be configured.

The ground-stack DSX can be upgraded to the DSX–F by the addition of an easy-to-fit accessory kit.

System Architecture: Control
Each MLA Compact enclosure is fitted with a state-of-the-art five-channel amplifier module — with high-efficiency Class D circuitry delivering a total of 2.1kW continuous and 4.2kW peak output. One channel powers both LF drivers in parallel and two channels drive each mid independently. For the HF section, two channels drive the four HF drivers in parallel pairs, making a total of five independently powered acoustic cells per enclosure. Lightweight, switched-mode power supplies, auto-range to global mains voltages from 100 to 240V 50/60Hz, whilst Power Factor Correction smoothes out the mains current draw over the whole of the AC waveform. The amplifier section is designed to withstand rain and ambient temperatures of up to 45°C and features advanced protection ─ amplifier monitoring via U-NET includes input signal, output signal at the drive unit terminals, limiter status, heatsink temperatures and driver fault conditions.

Powerful onboard DSP performs all crossover and EQ functions via a combination of IIR and advanced FIR filtering — fast VanishingPoint™ FIR filters give the freedom to physically separate the mid and HF horns — so they do not compromise each other’s constant directivity dispersion pattern, yet achieve the spatial performance of a single device.

Arrays can be remotely controlled over U-NET from the supplied wireless tablet running VU-NET™ control software with its intuitive graphical interface. VU-NET also enables the user to switch on enclosure identification LEDs with automatic identification of neighboring enclosures and connectivity confirmation.

MLA Compact’s rigging system combines speed with precision. Up to 24 enclosures can be suspended via its two-point-lift flybar, and the same hardware can also be used for single point lifting of up to 12 cabinets, as well as ground stacking up to 6 high.

For more about Martin Audio, please stop by Demo Room N112 at InfoComm 2012 or click to www.martin-audio.com.

About Martin Audio®
Founded by audio engineer David Martin in 1971, Martin Audio pioneered the use of all-horn-loaded bass designs in world-class touring loudspeaker systems for groups such as Pink Floyd, ELP and Supertramp. Located outside of London, Martin Audio now embodies a sophisticated mix of acoustic design, research, mathematical modeling and software engineering for a wide range of products in the installation, cinema and touring sound markets.

The OAC Group Set To Ramp Up Russound

Newmarket, NH (May 16, 2012) Russound, the leader in mulitroom audio and video systems announces its new agreement with marketing powerhouse The OAC Group, to take Russound to the next level in marketing strategy and product development.

With the sale of Colorado vNet accomplished, Russound is ramping up its focus on acceleration of marketing, product development, dealer and customer relations, and sales.

The OAC Group will apply its considerable marketing strategy muscle to strengthening the Russound brand and all of its essential components.

Charlie Porritt, CEO of Russound said, “We called on The OAC Group for its track record in high impact strategic consulting and business development. We know from working with them in multiple engagements over 20 years, that they collaborate well with our management, staff and vendors. At the same time, they put their team to work coming up with relevant concepts and designs for new product development, marketing, publicity and sales which they implement effectively.”

The OAC Group’s powerhouse team, led by Oscar Ciornei and his business partners, Joshua Cooper and Mark Donnigan, is comprised of seasoned and proven experts in technology, product design, marketing, public relations and business strategy.

Oscar Ciornei said, “Companies today, more than ever, need coaching at the executive level to help them navigate the competitive road ahead. Our team works hands-on with a number of high profiled CE companies at fast tracking their success. And with Russound, we intend to get back to basics and build upon their strong foundation of high performance, feature packed products that are easy to sell at attractive and profitable price points. It is exciting to be working with Maureen (Baldwin), Charlie (Porritt) and the Russound team once again.”For additional information on Russound, visit: www.russound.com. # # #

ABOUT THE OAC GROUP
The OAC Group is a high impact strategic consulting and business development firm focused on launching and enabling digital entertainment products and services, helping companies achieve fast start growth for maximum success. For over 30 years, The OAC Group has been responsible for generating over $1 Billion in increased CE sales with dozens of manufacturers. For more information, visit www.theoacgroup.com.

ABOUT RUSSOUND
Since 1967, innovation, quality and reliability have been the pillars of the Russound® product tradition. Located in Newmarket, N.H., USA, Russound offers the products and expertise customers need to enjoy multiroom audio and video systems in the home. With more than 40 years experience, Russound continues to cater to installation professionals and their customers by pairing powerful systems using the latest technologies with intuitive controls to give customers high-performance, easy-to-use solutions. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.russound.com.

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