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The Classic Center Gets a First-Class Line Array System with NEXO GEO S 12 Series

classiccenter_exterior.jpgBUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Located in the heart of downtown Athens, Georgia, The Grand Hall at the Classic Center was built as a meeting, special events and performing arts venue providing entertainment, unique dining opportunities and programs for all interests. Recently, Technical Services Audio Visual (TSAV) of Athens installed a NEXO GEO S12 line array system as the primary audio system for performance events in The Grand Hall. The Grand Hall can seat 3,175, and for the very largest crowds, the system may be augmented with near fills for the area directly in front of the stage. more

From Man Cave to Whole Home Control

ih03a_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: 03-01-07
Date installation was completed: 11-15-07

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

The client had just purchased the home and wanted to finish out the basement by building the ultimate “man cave.” We started in the basement with the home theater, card room, billiard room, and a garage that doubles as a dance club and ended up installing a system throughout the entire house. more

SP Controls Offers Customized Web-Based Training Opportunities

South San Francisco, CA – SP Controls is now offering customized webinars for product training, technical training and CTS certification credits.

Webinars are set up individually based on customer requests and range from end-user training on the setup and use of products to in-depth technical training on integration of SP Controls products in a facility. “It’s a great way to train people without the cost and expense of bringing everyone to a centralized location,? says Paul Rhoda, SP Controls’ Director of Technical Sales. Technical training sessions qualify for CTS credit; one hour’s worth of training earns one unit of CTS credit. more

SP Controls Announces Classroom Technology Enhancement Grant Program

South San Francisco, CA – SP Controls has announced a grant program for educational institutions, with selected schools/universities receiving SP Controls AV device control systems at no charge (including installation if needed). more

Alcorn McBride Introduces Touchscreen Interface for Show Controllers

alcorn-mcbride-showtouch_program.jpgOrlando, Florida — Alcorn McBride has unveiled ShowTouch, a user interface designer for Alcorn McBride show controllers. Offering a user-friendly drag and drop utility, the ShowTouch designer allows users to design full-featured touchscreen user interfaces for show or media control applications of any size. Its platform includes a large library of virtual switches, buttons, indicators and displays. ShowTouch allows the user’s interface to obtain real-time information from the show controller; it also allows the interface programming to be archived and retrieved from the controller which makes it simple to add a new touchscreen interface to the network. more

Calypso Systems Names Be Heard School Grant Awardees

calypso-systems-logo_2d28a9.jpgWOODBURY, MN, July 1, 2009 — Three U.S. schools have been awarded grants through the Be Heard School Grant program presented by the Calypso School First Foundation (CSFF). Recognizing the importance of hearing and being heard in the classroom, the Be Heard School Grant will provide school-wide sound-field reinforcement systems and installation to the three schools awarded the grant. more

NEXO CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY

nexo-france.jpgBUENA PARK, Calif.⎯At InfoComm 2009, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. marked the 30th anniversary of NEXO, one of the world’s most highly regarded professional loudspeaker systems. This year is also the first full year of NEXO’s transition to becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation Japan, a partnership that provides customers with complete sound system solutions by utilizing products from both lines. Currently, NEXO’s distribution network extends to over 50 countries, with exclusive representation in the North America by Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS). more

Extron Introduces New Digital Design Guide for Professional A/V Systems

digital_design_guid_01c_pub.jpgExtron Electronics is pleased to announce the new Digital Design Guide for Professional A/V Systems, a practical approach to the integration of digital technologies into new and legacy presentation systems. The richly illustrated 80-page Guide is an essential reference as the A/V industry adopts digital video and audio. It provides a comprehensive resource for A/V system designers seeking to understand these emerging technologies and the many options available to them. more

Black Box to Introduce Enhanced Version of Wireless Video Projector System

Black Box Video Presentation SystemPITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA— Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), an industry-leading provider of voice communications, data infrastructure, and product solutions, announced that it will be introducing an enhanced version of its popular VGA Wireless Video Presentation System (VPS), one that supports PDA connectivity and 4-to-1 split-screen projection. It also features a “plug-and-show? token for fast setup by meeting participants. more

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DIGITAL PROJECTION ADDS 3 WUXGA 3D DISPLAYS TO LIGHTNING SERIES

lightning_wuxga3d.jpgATLANTA, GA (June 30, 2009) – Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, announced the addition of active 3D capable 1920 x 1200 resolution models to its flagship 3-chip LIGHTNING series. The new WUXGA native resolution displays present a 16:10 aspect ratio – a format that is becoming widespread in high-resolution desktop and notebook computer displays. The WUXGA format is also capable of displaying full 1080p video at native resolution with no scaling required. more

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