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Archive of the AV Control Systems Category

Vaddio Highlights Affordable, User-Friendly HD Solutions At WFX 2009

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Vaddio, the global leader in robotic PTZ cameras and camera control systems in the audiovisual and videoconferencing industries, will showcase its affordable, easy-to-use HD solutions at this year’s WFX, October 29 – 30 in Charlotte, NC.

Leading the booth this year will be Vaddio’s ClearVIEW HD-18 single CCD high definition PTZ camera, equipped with a 1/3-inch, 1.3 megapixel CCD imaging sensor, a glass multi-element wide dynamic zoom lens (18x optical), a tally light and a 1.8-lux rating, providing superior images in a wide range of high-definition video applications. more

Audio Video Systems and ITT Team Up to Create Job Program

Audio Video Systems, Inc. (AVS), a fast growing audiovisual (AV) design, engineering and systems integration firm, will begin sponsoring a Job Shadowing program in conjunction with the Chantilly, VA campus of ITT Technical Institute. The program will allow graduating ITT students who are exploring career options to experience the audiovisual (AV) Industry by shadowing an AVS employee and get a good understanding of the type of work AVS does daily. more

Digital Projection wins Product of the Year Award for World’s First Fireproof, Waterproof and Dustproof Projector

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ATLANTA, GA – October 20, 2009 – The 2009 winners of the recent AV awards were announced at a gala dinner attended by more than 500 people on October 9th, 2009, at the London Hilton on Park Lane in London, England. Digital Projection won the first award of the evening, taking home the prestigious “Digital Signage Product of the Year? awardfor its innovative fireproof, dustproof and waterproof XTP-HD 300 projector. more

Commanding Home Security

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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 II: $150,000 – $200,000

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Date design began: 09-01-05
Date installation was completed: 06-05-07

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

Our clients are very concerned with security, and our task was to make this system accessible throughout the home. Closed circuit camera views and security system status pages had to be available on all touchscreens. Lighting and shade controls were also important to the client. more

The Score Television Network Raises Its Game With Studer Vista 5 Console

Looking to outfit its new street-front HD studio in downtown Toronto, The Score Television Network recently purchased a Studer Vista 5 console to handle 5.1 sources and output 5.1 to The Score’s HD channel. The console was sold by Studer Canada via Applied Electronics, Ltd., which also provided consultation, system design and integration of The Score’s entire broadcast system. more

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Ford AV Installs NEXO GEO S12 Line Array at Austin Ridge Bible Church

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Austin Ridge Bible Church in Austin, Texas, who took its name from the beautiful ridge it sits upon, has a ministry goal to facilitate worship in weekly gatherings on Sunday morning, and to equip its congregation to become lifestyle worshippers, not just on Sunday, but 24/7.

The church, which seats 750, recently hired Ford Audio-Video Systems, Inc. (Ford AV) to replace its existing speaker system with a NEXO GEO S 12 Series line array. Six NEXO GEO S1210s and two GEO S1230s were chosen along with two NXAMP 4×4 amps and two ALS2-PF subwoofers. more

Two Soundcraft Vi6™ Consoles For Friendly Fires Homecoming

The Friendly Fires recently performed a riotous ‘homecoming’ gig in their native St. Albans, turning the austere civic centre of Alban Arena into a party venue. The show was sold out within a week, and with just an 850 capacity (1,150 standing) FOH sound engineer Richard ‘Bars’ Barling would have been grateful for the compact footprint of the Soundcraft Vi6 digital desk through which to mix the band as would Colm ‘Meado’ Meade down in Monitor City. The two Vi6’s were supplied by SSE Audio Group, which has supported the band since Bars’ introduction to the rental company by sound engineer Rampton. Harman’s UK distributor, Sound Technology Ltd., sold the Vi6’s to SSE Audio Group. more

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Massive Harman Professional Audio System Provides Fitting Platform For China’s National Day Spectacular

In a compelling demonstration of the high performance and depth of integration of Harman Professional audio components, Hong Kong-based ACE Professional Sound and Lighting, deployed an extremely large integrated audio system featuring components from JBL Professional, Soundcraft, Crown Audio and BSS Audio and configured using Harman HiQnet System Architect™ to support China’s National Day celebrations. Held October 1– the 60th anniversary of the 1949 revolution — this year’s celebrations featured 200,000 participants, an array of large, festive floats representing cultural, sporting and national successes and culminated in a 60,000-person evening rendition of “I Love China? in Tiananmen Square accompanied by a 300,000-shell fireworks display. more

Yamaha Output Product Updates Now Available

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. announces the fall availability of recently launched new output products and output product updates. Yamaha DME 3.5: New features in DME 3.5 include a Program Ducker component enabling fade-in/fade-out with much longer attack/release time than in existing DME units. Inverted ducking makes fade-in possible and enables gradual BGM ducking which is ideal for theme park paging, for example, and cross-fade source switching, necessary for broadcast. The new OSC On/Off oscillator key can be used as an assignment key while in Source to obtain a GPI effect. DME 3.5 provides ‘native’ support for MY16-ES64, MD64-EX, MY16-MD64, and MY16-EX cards available for DME64n and DME24n via the I/O card list in DME Designer software. more

Yamaha IPA8200 Series Power Amplifier Ships

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced the availability of its latest power amplifier, the Yamaha IPA8200. The amplifier is a highly efficient Class D amplifier that delivers eight channels of 200W each (4 ohms) in a lightweight, but sturdy, 2U package. The new amplifier, which coincides with the recent release of the IMX644 rack mount mixer, is ideal for smaller-scale installations wanting the superior reliability and sound quality of a Yamaha product, and with the efficiency of Class D amplification. The IPA8200 is three times more efficient than conventional Class AB or Class H amplification and provides greatly reduced power consumption, heat dissipation and space requirements. more

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