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KanexPro Touts HDMI 1.4 Switcher with Ethernet and 3D Support

At CEDIA EXPO booth 3765, KanexPro is launching a brand new, ultra-fast 4×1 HDMI Switcher (HDHEACSW4) with support for Ethernet and Audio Return Channel (HEAC). Engineered with InstaPort ™ Technology, SI’s & consumers will no longer experience a four to seven second delay – and a long black screen – when switching between source devices connected to their projectors or HDTVs. The technology enables immediate access to content by reducing HDMI port switching time and perform the HDCP authorization routine immediately upon connecting the device.

As an added feature, this switcher provides ARC- Audio Return Channel, which allow televisions with built-in tuners to transmit audio from the TV to an A/V receiver. Perfect for old and existing A/V receivers that does not support ARC. HDTV resolutions up to 1080p/60 with 12-bit Color depth and PC resolutions up to 1920×1200 are maintained together with stereo or multi-channel digital audio. more

L-ACOUSTICS US Takes KARA and SB18 on the Road

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Regional presentations and demos planned for Chicago, New York and Dallas

OXNARD, California — In response to the many pro audio professionals that have requested to hear L-ACOUSTICS’ newest product offerings for themselves, the manufacturer’s Oxnard, California office announces that it will be hosting KARA and SB18 demos in three US cities — Chicago, New York and Dallas — later this year.

In addition to putting KARA and SB18 through a series of comparative listening tests, L-ACOUSTICS will be demonstrating several of its other compact systems, including the coaxial 12XT, self-powered 108P and companion SB15P sub. more

AMPTEC APPOINTED SOLE BELGIUM API DISTRIBUTOR

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JESSUP, MARYLAND – AUGUST 2011: In keeping with API’s ongoing European success, the company has recently appointed Amptec Professional Sound Solutions as API’s distributor in Belgium.

“The API product line fits Amptec’s portfolio perfectly,” said Dany Meeuwissen, internal sales representative at Amptec, “as we are active in studios and broadcast, as well as live sound. Many live sound engineers already use API 2500s and the new API Channel Strip is quickly becoming equally as popular. The 500 Series is a real industry standard as well as the 1608, appealing to both those with larger recording facilities and those with at-home studios.”

Founded in 1990, Amptec prides itself on providing the sale, service and installation of professional audio equipment to customers in all facets of the industry, including recording studios, broadcast studios and theaters.

“API enjoys a fierce loyalty and more

SYMETRIX ARC-2e MENU-DRIVEN WALL PANEL REMOTE NOW SHIPPING

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JULY 2011: Symetrix, manufacturers of high-end professional audio solutions, specializing in DSP hardware and software, announces it is now shipping the ARC-2e menu-driven wall panel remote. The ARC-2e replaces both the ARC-2 and the ARC-2i, at a significantly lower price point. The ARC-2e joins Symetrix’ complete line of ARC remotes, which provide integrators with the ability to customize an end-user experience that is intuitive, no matter how complicated the underlying processing.

Like other ARC remotes, the ARC-2e presents integrators with a range of useful options. It can take its power either directly from the Symetrix DSP via CAT5 or from an optional DC power supply (PS-6). New user-friendly rotary DIP switches determine the device’s RS485 address. The stock ARC-2e ships with a white plastic faceplate, but an optional milled aluminum metallic silver faceplate is also available. Like the more

KanexPro Debuts at CEDIA EXPO 2011

KanexPro is excited to join the CEDIA EXPO this year. Being a first timer, it’s a great opportunity to reach the residential A/V market and the world of professional installers. KanexPro will be showcasing some of the most exciting products at CEDIA such as:

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• HDBaseT ™ Long Runner HDMI Extenders with 3D & Power over Ethernet
• 2D to 3D Converter for Residential AV Systems
• Ultra-fast HDMI Switch with 3D& HEAC (Ethernet & Audio Return Channel)
• Wireless HDMI Extender (50ft.) based on WHDI™ technology

“In this digital era, A/V professionals and consumers are looking to manufacturers for information; not only about their products but also the underlining technology behind the devices,? says David Sommers, Business Development Rep at KanexPro. To help our customers get the best products, KanexPro serves in numerous markets more

FSR’s 30th Year Mark Celebrated InfoComm 2011

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Orlando, FL (July 8, 2011) – FSR marked 30 years of service to the AV Industry with a cake cutting ceremony at InfoComm 2011. Customers, colleagues, friends and the press gathered at Booth 1343 in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando on June 16th to join founders Jan Sandri and Bill Fitzsimmons as the duo reminisced about the company’s three-decade history and pledged to remain faithful to the quality of service and product that shaped the Company’s success and ensured its longevity.
Founded in 1981, the New Jersey-based manufacturer supplies the audio / video, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets with a full array of AV equipment, including switching and control products, and connectivity boxes. The Company credits its continuing success to its ability to identify customer needs and develop reasonably priced, operator-friendly products.

At InfoComm 2011, more

FSR Names The Farm “Super Rep Of The Year”

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Orlando, FL — FSR, manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, has singled out The Farm as “Super Rep of the Year? for outstanding performance in all three categories: Metal, Electronics, and Matrix. The annual honor was bestowed upon the Northern California firm at FSR’s Representative meeting during InfoComm 2011 in Orlando, Florida.

“Criteria for ‘Rep of the year’ is based upon performance versus quota,? explained Jan Sandri, FSR’s president. “And while all our representatives are exceptional and we are fortunate to work with all of them, this year The Farm nailed it in every category. We are very pleased to consider them an important part of the FSR family.?

The Farm is a professional manufacturers representative firm specializing in technical sales and marketing of high quality commercial AV products. The Company ranks more

Gordon College to Host NEXO Seminar

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc., in conjunction with Gordon College and its Chapel in Wenham, Massachusetts will host a NEXO seminar on Wednesday, July 27.

Yamaha and NEXO specialists will be demonstrating and explaining, in an “open house? format the GEO S-12 loudspeaker array, NS-1 Room Calculator Software, NXAmp 4×4 multi-channel, networkable Amp/Controller, RS15 Ray Sub, as well as the new 45N-12 Line Monitor.

The seminar, which is open to all audio professionals, will begin at 3:00 PM, presenting and listening until 8:00 PM. Light catering will be served.

For directions and to RSVP, e-mail Martin Dombey at mdombey@yamaha.com or (714) 522-9837.

For more information on NEXO products, visit www.yamahaca.com.

For more information on Gordon College Chapel, visit http://www.gordon.edu/chapel.

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BORMANN MARKETING TO REP SYMETRIX IN TWO UPPER MIDWEST TERRITORIES

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Jon Bormann, president of Bormann Marketing.

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JULY 2011: Symetrix, Inc., a leading provider of signal processing technology for the installed sound markets, has named Bormann Marketing, sales representative for Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota and western Wisconsin effective June 1, 2011. Coinciding with this appointment, Loft AV, Symetrix’ rep for Illinois and eastern Wisconsin (Milwaukee area), merged with Bormann Marketing, giving Bormann Marketing sales responsibilities for two key Symetrix territories.

Noted Paul Roberts, director of sales and marketing for Symetrix, “Opportunities to add a sales rep firm of the quality of Bormann Marketing are rare. Having Jon Bormann and his team handle the upper Midwest was a real coup for us. Then having Bormann Marketing merge with our current Illinois and eastern Wisconsin rep, LoFT AV, was icing on the cake. Combining the exceptional sales management skills of LoFT AV’s president, Barbara Sjodin, with the powerhouse team that is Bormann Marketing, is more

MARK WENTLING APPOINTED AS ASHLY AUDIO PRESIDENT & CEO

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WEBSTER, NEW YORK – JUNE 2011: Ashly Audio Inc., a division of JAM Industries, has promoted Mark Wentling from Director of R&D to the position of President & CEO. Martin Szpiro, President and CEO of JAM says, “We are proud to make this internal promotion. Mark has been an invaluable member of the Ashly family and we feel that he offers the combination of skills that Ashly needs to move forward.” Mark succeeds David Parse who will remain with Ashly Audio in an export sales management capacity.

With a long history in the audio marketplace, Mark has held engineering positions with MXR Innovations, Music Man, Inc., Ernie Ball, Inc., Fender Musical Instruments and Yorkville Sound/Applied Research and Technology. He holds degrees in Electronics from SUNY Morrisville, Tri State University, and an MBA from Pepperdine University. Along with his engineering background, Mark has extensive sales and distribution experience as a more

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