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Archive of the AV Control Systems Category

Shaw Brothers choose Digital Projection Displays for $200 Million Shaw Studios Project

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MANCHESTER, UK – November 6, 2009 – Legendary Film company Shaw Brothers, founders of Hong Kong’s movie industry and shareholders of the Shaw Studios Project, a state-of-the-art audio post production facility, has chosen Digital Projection International for all their projector needs. more

Furman Signs Distribution Agreement With Almo Professional A/V

PETALUMA, Calif. — Nov. 5, 2009 — In a move to extend its sales and distribution network to professional A/V integrators, dealers, and consultants, Furman today announced that it has partnered with Almo Professional A/V. Under the distribution agreement, Almo will help establish distribution and manage sustained sales growth for Furman’s Pro 120V power management solutions. more

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RF Central’s Signal Coverage Goes Long To Score Touchdown With Buffalo Bills

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ORCHARD PARK, NY – As the temperatures in Western New York continue to drop, the Buffalo Bills’ game day presentation is heating up thanks to RF Central’s RFX-CMT-II camera mounted transmitter and RMR-X6-II diversity receiver’s rock solid signal coverage. more

Thunder Audio Installs Yamaha/NEXO Audio Systems at Three Cedar Creek Church Locations

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DETROIT, Michigan⎯Thunder Audio recently installed sound systems at three Cedar Creek Church locations in Ohio beginning with the Perrysburg campus followed by the Whitehouse and Toledo satellite locations. Thunder received an install ‘assist’ from Prodigy Music at the Perrysburg and Toledo sites. more

Wohler Monitoring Solutions Provide Winning Utility and Functionality for Oriole Park at Camden Yards

HAYWARD, Calif. — Nov. 04, 2009 — Wohler Technologies Inc. today announced that Oriole Park at Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles™, is using a variety of Wohler monitoring gear within its newly installed HD digital production system. The ballpark’s upgraded facilities originate HD programming for new HD LED video displays and generate two HD channels for the in-house cable system. Installed in the scoreboard control room, Wohler audio and video monitoring systems enable convenient monitoring and QC of signals including the PA feed to the seating bowl, as well as program and effects audio to the home TV truck and home radio broadcast booth. more

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Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum Uses 13 Digital Projection Displays in Audio-visual Masterpiece

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“The combination of declassified documents, President Carter’s private diaries, and cutting edge projection makes the description of a day at the White House one of the best examples of immersive education in the world.”
– Jay Hakes, Director, Carter Presidential Library and Museum

ATLANTA, GA (NOV 4, 2009)Design and Production Incorporated, a full-service production and installation integrator, recently completed an $8.5 million renovation of the Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. From a fully interactive touch-table that pairs live projection with user-activated navigation, to a 6-panel projector-supplied rotunda, the Museum delivers historic materials through cutting-edge technology. Thirteen of Digital Projection International’s displays, including six 8,000-lumen TITAN HD-600 projectors and six dVision 1080p projectors, are delivering active imagery from numerous periods of Jimmy Carter’s life. more

AVI-SPL University Professional Series Concludes in Boston on Nov. 11

Leading audio visual integrator AVI-SPL will take Boston area professionals back to school for the final program in the 2009 AVI-SPL University series. The program, held at the Sheraton Braintree, Braintree, Mass., on Wednesday, Nov. 11, offers attendees access to industry-leading educational seminars taught by experts and certified trainers. AVI-SPL University is regarded as the largest professional audiovisual (AV) education series to be sponsored by a comprehensive AV solutions provider. more

coolux presents Pandoras Box Software Version 4.5

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coolux Media Systems introduced the new major release of Pandoras Box Software 4.5. With more than 50 new features included, Pandoras Box will be faster, easier to use and more powerful than ever. The streamlined new dark skin interface, multi playback preview, virtual sites as well as the built in batch encoder for Media Managers and Media Servers, clip based editing and Bezier curves massively improve the programming workflow. more

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ALTINEX INTRODUCES CP500-110 MINI-CONTROLLER

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Brea, CA – November 2009… Altinex, a leading manufacturer of Modular AV Solutions™, is pleased to announce the introduction of the first offering in the company’s all-new Neutron Series controller line: the CP500-110 Mini-Controller. Designed expressly for extending the capabilities of the company’s highly regarded MultiTouch line of touch panels, the Neutron CP500-110 Mini-Controller is ideal for use in a wide variety of installations, including boardrooms, presentation spaces, lecture halls, residential control systems, and operations centers. more

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Integrating an Existing 2-channel Stereo into an Intuitive Control System

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The 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 III: $230,000 – $290,000

Date design began: 03-05-05
Date installation was completed: 06-28-07

FEATURE ESSAY

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

The goal of this complex project was to integrate a high-rise apartment while incorporating the client’s existing reference two-channel stereo system. We wanted to create an intuitive control system that would be inconspicuously and strategically positioned throughout the contemporary “mansion in the sky” to manage the multi-room more

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