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Yamaha IPA8200 Series Power Amplifier Makes InfoComm 2009 Debut

yamaha-ipa8200-04.jpgORLANDO, Fla.⎯ Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will launch its latest power amplifier at InfoComm 2009 in Orlando. The Yamaha IPA8200 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

Planar Announces Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System

Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System- TrafficBEAVERTON, Ore., June 1, 2009 – Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLNR), a worldwide leader in specialty display solutions, today introduced its Clarity Matrix™ LCD Video Wall System that supports mission-critical operation and requires minimal installation space, making it ideal for use in public venue or control room video walls. By combining streamlined, narrow-bezel LCD panels, a unique mounting system, centralized outboard electronics and simplified configuration and management software, the Clarity Matrix system is designed to make the most of LCD technology’s slim profile and vibrant visual performance while easing the difficulties in achieving perfect alignment, optimal cooling, simplified service and extended operation. Providing outstanding tiled visual performance and uninterrupted operation through exclusive features, the Clarity Matrix supports the company’s strategy to deliver innovative specialty display solutions. more

Yamaha PM5D ‘USERS DEFINE’ Success on CMT’s Can You Duet

canyouduet-l-to-r-me-geoffrey-borchgrevink-and-fohe-rick-reith5564kb.jpgNASHVILLE, Tenn.⎯Now in its second season, this year’s taping of Can You Duet (CMT Television) is being broadcast from the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville. Lance Smith hosts the show, which sets out to find country music’s next duo, and singer Naomi Judd has signed on again as one of the three judges for the new season. The competition is a performance-based reality TV series from the producers of American Idol. Audio production for the live taping includes two Yamaha PM5D-RH digital audio consoles, one at front of house and one at monitors, and Kooster McAllister’s Record Plant Remote dual DM2000 rig is used for remote broadcast. more

Central Integration

ih02c.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: 07-15-07
Date installation was completed: 03-15-08

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The client’s main concern was central location of all equipment so that all sources were available from any location. They also wanted full integration of all hardware. With a Control4 backbone, Russound Compoint intercom, and network cameras, all hardware plays together. The home features four network cameras, integrated irrigation, integrated front/rear fountain control, outdoor temperature management, fireplace control, interior/exterior lighting control, XM radio, Rhapsody music, Escient 600 disc DVD management, three DirecTV HD-DVRs, 11 zones intercom, 11 zones two-channel audio, two zones 5.1channel audio, and one zone (theater) 7.2 channel audio. All of this content and information is available via any of the TVs or touchscreens throughout the home. more

DiGiCo SD7s Power Lenny Kravitz Tour

Lenny Kravitz at Parc Des Expos De ReimsTouring Europe in support of the 20th anniversary deluxe reissue of his debut album Let Love Rule, guitarist and vocalist Lenny Kravitz demands nothing but the best audio quality for his fans, his fellow musicians and himself. Having already used DiGiCo consoles for several years, the current tour sees rental company Sound Image invest in a pair of DiGiCo’s flagship SD7s, which are now established at the monitor and front of house positions. more

IMD Buys A DK-Technologies Meter to Control Broadcast Loudness

imds-john-bolton-with-dk-meter.jpgIndependent Media Distribution (IMD) has installed a DK-Technologies MSD600M++ with an SDI de-embedder card, which is being using as part of a suite of tools to help monitor and control the loudness value of television audio.

Founded in 1997, IMD is now the leading distributor of broadcast quality audio to the UK and Ireland’s commercial radio stations. It also offers a broadcast quality digital distribution service to the TV industry, providing an efficient and cost effective route through which commercials and programming can be sent to broadcasters ready for immediate broadcast. IMD maintains its own telecoms network, which enables it to deliver to over 220 national and regional radio stations and over 70 TV stations. more

Tecom Offers One-Button Recording of Multimedia Presentations

TechPod Interactive LecternTechPod Lecterns easily integrate with digital media recorders

Ramat Gan, Israel – 20 May 2009 – Tecom, the developer of the industry-leading TechPod Multimedia Lectern, is adding a one-touch recording option, integrating various third-party digital media recorders with the TechPod. TechPods are now being used with recording equipment from companies like Sonicfoundry Mediasite, MediaPOINTE and TVONE in a variety of facilities. more

MEDIALON goes on Tour with Tina Turner

Tina Turner World Tour - stageMEDIALON has been selected to go on tour with Tina Turner, the eight-time Grammy Award winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The star has recently made her long-awaited return to arenas with more than 80 dates scheduled throughout North America and across Europe. Tina Turner’s new show features her entire career of hits with a spectacular production.

One Medialon MANAGER V5 Show & Media Control Software is used to turn on/off, control and trig all at the same time, the lighting and video projection equipment used for the LED wall and on stage. more

Four Yamaha PM5D Consoles Used as Weapons for “Disturbed? Tour

disturbed-tour-skitch-rob-mark_2.jpgBUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Nearly a decade after the release of their groundbreaking debut in 2000, The Sickness, “Disturbed? have become one of the most passionate and well-respected bands in the hard rock universe, a dependable source not only of pummeling riffs and jackhammer beats, but of personal and political insights into our troubled times. Yet success (in the form of three platinum-plus albums, with both Believe and Ten Thousand Fists topping Billboard’s album charts, and over nine million albums sold) hasn’t dulled this Chicago-based foursome’s taste for adventure. more

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AVAD Announces Opening of New Distribution, Showroom and Will Call Center in New Jersey

AVAD LLC, North America’s leading distributor of custom home electronics, announced that it will open a new, 32,000-square-foot Pine Brook, N.J. facility, located southwest of I-287 and the New Jersey Turnpike. The Pine Brook branch will feature a spacious showroom, where dealers can access the best brands and product assortment; a large warehouse accommodating more inventory for “just in time? order fulfillment; and a larger training facility allowing for the best and most frequent local dealer training—all advantages that make up AVAD’s trademark service. All operations previously held at AVAD’s Piscataway, N.J. branch will be relocated to the new Pine Brook branch upon its opening. more

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