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Gefen Extender for HDMI v1.3 Over One CAT-6a Cable Makes Extending HDTVs and Projectors at 1080p/60 Easy and Economical

Gefen Extender for HDMI v1.3 Over One CAT-6a CableCHATSWORTH, CA – Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of its improved version of the Extender for HDMI v1.3 over One CAT-6a cable.

This sender/receiver system delivers high definition video at 1080p full HD with up to 12 bit deep color support up to 175 feet (53m) in length using just one shielded CAT-6a cable. Resolutions at 1080i/60 can be extended even further up to 250 feet (76m). All HDMI v1.3 features are supported including lip sync audio, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio.

With this extender, installers can cut cable costs by half as previous solutions required the use of two CAT-5 cables to reach the same distance. WDisplays mounted on walls or projectors installed on the ceiling can receive their HDMI signal from a source located in a rack mounted more

Northbrook Theater’s Youth Shows Deliver Memorable Performances With AKG DMS 700 Professional Digital Wireless System

In a fixed installation that demonstrates the reliability and versatility of AKG’s wireless systems, the Northbrook Theater in Northbrook, IL, selected the AKG DMS 700 to play a role in all 12 annual productions held there. The 300-seat theater upgraded to the DMS 700 last month, selecting an array of AKG equipment that included 12 DSR 700 receivers, 10 CK 77 Microphones, and 25 DPT 700 bodypacks.

The theater will be using AKG’s digital wireless system to drive a series of performances put on by youth, for youth. Performing Arts Supervisor Kurt Ottinger needed a system that came complete with battery life indicators on all receivers, frequency scanning with error indicators and the ability to synchronize receivers with the transmitters. Additionally, with the encryption function that comes standard on every DMS 700, the system is able to offer Ottinger’s productions the necessary security for sensitive audio transmissions. And with more

OMNISON BUILDS UP NEXO ARTILLERY TO OVER 90 CABINETS

omnison-2009-034.jpgMontreal, Canada⎯In just two years as a NEXO dealer, Omnison (Montreal) has increased their inventory of NEXO speaker cabinets to over 90 including GEO S, GEO D, GEO Subs, CD12s, RS15s, LS1200s and LS400s, PS8s and 15s along with NEXO 4×4 and 4×1 amplifiers. The company also has a stock of Yamaha digital audio consoles. Omnison offers a wide range of services, from equipment rentals to full production, and in years past, have provided full production for events such as Formula One, the Montreal White Party held in April at the Montreal Palais des Congres, where the company supplied a NEXO GEO D line array, and for the second year, provided support to Canada Day (July 1) at the Old Port in Montreal.

“We had been using custom speaker boxes for many years,? states Francis Giguere, technical director for Omnison. “The boxes were more

STUNNING SUBTERRANEAN HOME CINEMA ENLISTS TW0 DIGITAL PROJECTION DISPLAYS FOR INSPIRING AUDIO/VIDEO ARRAY

opus_greenwich_racksmall.jpgDigital Projection’s LIGHTNING was specifically chosen because it was the only projector that met the spec regarding lens memory, brightness, resolution and vertical offset.?
– David Barson, OPUS AVC

ATLANTA, GA (August 19, 2009) – Opus AVC Inc. in North Haven, Connecticut, recently completed a 2,000 square foot subterranean home cinema displaying an incomparable audio and video experience. Two Digital Projection projectors, the 10,000 lumen LIGHTNING Reference 1080p-30 and the 5,100 lumen dVision 30-1080p, were selected to deliver the Hollywood-grade cinema experience. In addition to the stellar array of equipment, the Greenwich home cinema delivers a potential first for home cinema applications by using DPI’s Intelligent Lens Memory to achieve different aspect ratios without limiting image size

opus_greenwich_seatingsmall.jpgHardly a conventional project, the Greenwich more

Niles Audio to hold Dealer Events at CEDIA 09

Niles Audio Corporation, The First Name in Custom Installation®, has announced plans to hold a series of interactive and educational dealer events, including a Business Dynamics Seminar featuring leading economic analyst, Alan Beaulieu, at CEDIA Expo 2009. Dealers attending CEDIA Expo 2009 are also able to participate in a series of Town Hall Meetings where they have the opportunity to engage with and provide feedback directly to Frank Sterns, president of Niles. Additionally, Niles plans include training seminars, which provide attendees with the knowledge to design, install and program Niles ZR-6 MultiZone and IntelliControl ICS systems. Dealers are invited to register for each of the events at the Niles CEDIA 2009 Web site, www.nilesaudio.com/cedia09.php, or at the Niles’ Concierge Booth #1761 on the expo floor.

“Niles is committed to adding value and maintaining strong relationships with its dealers,” said Frank Sterns, president of Niles. “In addition more

DIGITAL PROJECTION AND CRESTRON PARTNER IN ULTIMATE HOME THEATER EXPERIENCE AT CEDIA 2009

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ATLANTA, GA (August 18, 2009) – Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, will deliver the precision imagery within Crestron’s ultimate Adagio™ Digital Home Theater Experience in Sound Room 1. DPI’s TITAN 1080p-250 will be on display in conjunction with Crestron’s new ADMS InterMedia Delivery System and Procise HD Surround Sound Processor (PSPHD).

The more

Students Record Simulated Healthcare with Vaddio PTZ Cameras

hires-ecu_sims.jpgMINNEAPOLIS, MN (August 18, 2009) – Vaddio, the leading manufacturer and OEM distributor of specialty PTZ cameras and high-end camera control systems, supplied Australian-based Vizcom Technologies with 15 Model 70 PTZ robotic camera systems for recording and documenting medical simulation in the Health and Wellness Building at Edith Cowan University (ECU).

The Health and Wellness Building at ECU is home to the Centre for Excellence in Health Simulation. Three simulation suites house ‘human being simulators’ known as the ‘Sim Mannequin’ that can emulate real people – or more accurately, the symptoms of real, sick people. These mannequins used in conjunction with sophisticated software, provide a very real simulation of a human being suffering illness, disease or injuries.

The three simulation suites accommodate an adjacent debriefing room with videoconference links and large LCD screens. The main rooms each contain four Vaddio more

Full MEDIALON Control at DKM Forum in Norway

DKM Forum, a Norwegian exhibition and marketing center, has selected Medialon to control its entire newly-built 4D cinema, its showroom and an exhibition inside the building.

The 4D Cinema

DKM Forum - 4D CinemaDKM Forum features a unique 4D Cinema combining 3D Films and 4D Effects. While watching a 3D Film, spectators can experience various 4D effects sensations synchronized with the movie story: moving seats, wind blow, water and more.

The 3D Film and the 4D Effects are synchronized by a Medialon Manager Pro license.

“We have made the 4D seats ourselves, with servomotors (each seat is a simulator) and water, air, strobes, “butt shakers? (subwoofer attached to the seats and transmitting vibrations to the spectator’s body and ears), leg more

Architecture and AV Intregration Synergy

ih06a_200.jpgThe following information is courtesy of the 2008 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Designers’ Choice Awards. For more information on how to become a member of CEDIA, or information on its awards program please visit www.cedia.org or call (800) 669-5329.

2008 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards Entry: Best Integrated Home, Level I: $67,500 – $120,000

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Date design began: 01-06-06
Date installation was completed: 05-14-07

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1. Please provide a short four to six sentence synopsis describing the project goals, special features, or nuances.

The client desired synergy between the architecture, interior design, and electronics integration in the home. They required full sub-system integration that allowed user interfaces to be consolidated while also providing a high level of functionality. Frequent parties with music throughout, watching movies, and convenient control of lighting and climate were the primary needs. Ease-of-use, more

Camden Yards Rounds The Bases With An Upgraded Sound System Featuring Crown Amplifiers

Reinforcing its position as the leading amplifier technology manufacturer for professional sports arenas, Crown CTs series amplifiers and PIP-Lite modules were deployed for the redesigned sound system at Camden Yards, in Baltimore, Maryland. Home to the professional Major League Baseball team the Baltimore Orioles, the 48,000-seat stadium, opened in 1992, has received consistent praise as one of the best ballparks in the country.

Sound integrator AVI-SPL performed the installation, which also included BSS Soundweb London signal processing devices. “When you’re dealing with a project of this magnitude, you’re constantly looking at the solution on a large scale. We need to know that the individual components will work together seamlessly and perform with the highest level of reliability. With Crown you’re know you’re going to get that consistently,? stated Will Parry, senior vice president, large product group at AVI-SPL.

“With the CTs series amps paired with the PIP-Lite modules more

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