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Czech Station Prima TV Chooses Studer Vista 5 Digital Console

Czech sound engineers who regularly migrate between the public TV network and commercial stations become accustomed to the uniformity of Studer workstations, such as the Vista 7 and Vista 8 wherever they go. In fact, the Studer pedigree is so popular in the Czech Republic that when the private station TV Prima (the country’s third largest) was ready to decommission its analogue desk, which was regularly breaking down, the choice was self-evident. Studer would not only provide a reliable digital upgrade with long term expansion possibilities, but the station knew its engineers would require no training. more

Soundcraft Vi6′s Keep iTunes Festival Running Smoothly

The iTunes Festival relocated to The Roundhouse in North London this year, with over 60 artists playing live at this free event, which runs throughout July.

With bands ranging from Oasis, Kasabian, Franz Ferdinand and Snow Patrol at the commercial end to acoustic performers like Newton Faulkner, quirky performance artists with wide dynamic ranges (like Bat for Lashes’ Natasha Khan), leavened with some good old fashioned hard house and R&B it was important that the event’s experienced sound engineers, Dave Roden at FOH (here deployed as system tech) and Will King down at the stage had digital mixing environments on which incoming engineers could hit the ground running. more

STARBAK ADDS HIGH DEFINITION DIGITAL SIGNAGE TO ITS GLOBALLY DEPLOYED ENTERPRISE VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS PLATFORM

New HD Display Engine Enables Global Enterprises to Extend Video Communications Reach to Common Areas Including Campuses, Factory Floors, Cafeterias, and Lobbies

BURLINGTON, MA — July 20, 2009 — Starbak, the leading provider of enterprise video portals and integrated networks for the Education, Corporate, Healthcare and Government markets, today announced the availability of a new Display Engine, offering HD (High Definition) support to its digital signage application. The new HD Display Engine, available with Starbak’s award-winning V3 platform, enables organizations to extend their existing desktop-based video communications to reach audiences in high traffic, common areas. Leading organizations including Lockheed Martin and Westpac Bank have already deployed Starbak’s Digital Signage network to provide passive viewing of training classes, public service announcements, CEO addresses, and other vital corporate communications. By deploying digital signage as part of an integrated video communications platform, organizations can leverage the same Starbak solution in use for employee video training and video streaming of corporate meetings, to provide centrally controlled displays at multiple branches or locations. more

Exceptional Features for Exceptional Architecture

ih04a_400.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 more

Atlona Technologies Releases the HDAiR, a wireless USB to HDMI or VGA adapter.

Silicon Valley, California — July 16, 2009 — Atlona Technologies releases the HDAiR, a wireless USB to HDMI or VGA converter. Both XP and Vista compatible, this one of a kind device will allow users to connect any USB enabled computer or laptop wirelessly, to any HDTV or projector via VGA or HDMI. The unit wirelessly transmits high resolution signal from a small USB adaptor connected to a computer, to a receiver unit placed next to the display. The HDAiR is designed to transmit high-resolution content up to 30ft. With quick and easy installation, this unit is perfect for any consumer and commercial application. more

Queen’s University Saves Space with Vaddio Tracking System

hires-queens_b125.jpgMINNEAPOLIS, MN (July 15, 2009) – Vaddio, the leading manufacturer and OEM distributor of specialty PTZ cameras and high-end camera control systems, equipped Canadian-based Applied Electronics with a TrackVIEW automated camera tracking system to record class lectures and presentations for remote viewing at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. more

Atlona Technologies Begins Production on Plenum Rated DVI Dual Link Cables and HDMI 1.3 Cable

SAN JOSE — July 10, 2009— Atlona Technologies announced in early 2008 its intent to produce the world’s first and only plenum digital cable in HDMI and DVI-DL type connectors. After many hours and redesigns, Underwriters Laboratories has issued a UL file number more

Vaddio Broadens HD PTZ Solutions with Canon BU-Series Cameras

www.vaddio.comhires-canon-bu-cameras.jpgMINNEAPOLIS, MN (July 8, 2009) – Vaddio, the leading manufacturer and OEM distributor of specialty PTZ cameras and high-end camera control systems, expanded its partnership with Canon this week by adding the Canon BU-45H and BU-50H to its product line of HD PTZ cameras. more

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

IH3

Date design began: 03-01-07
Date installation was completed: 11-15-07

FEATURE ESSAY

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

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