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UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL TO OFFICIALLY ENTER THE COMMERCIAL MARKET AT INFOCOMM 2009

urc-logo.jpgURC will introduce products to address corporate, hospitality, education and MDU applications.

Harrison, NY – June 2, 2009 – Universal Remote Control®, Inc. (URC), the pioneer in control technology, will mark its official entry into the commercial marketplace at the most appropriate venue possible: InfoComm 09, the world’s largest and most comprehensive pro-A/V event. URC will launch its new commercial offerings and initiatives for attendees and press at Booth 3506 during InfoComm 09, to be held from June 17 to 19 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. more

Lencore’s Music Page Interface Wins Gold ADEX Award for Design Excellence

May 2009 – (Woodbury, New York) — Lencore’s Music Page Interface (MPI) has been awarded the Gold ADEX Award for Design Excellence.

ADEX judges are among the ablest in their respective areas of expertise and so the ADEX Award represents the best product designs of the year in the opinion of those who themselves reside at the top of their specialty. Specifiers who specialize in office design judge the contract entries, lighting specialists judge lighting, flooring specifiers judge flooring and so on. more

Barix Audio Over IP Technology Adds Scalability, Flexibility And Control To Bosch PA And Voice Evacuation Systems

Bosch Security Systems integrate Barix IP Audio technology to distribute supervised audio and contact closures

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, June 2, 2009 — Barix AG, a pioneer in IP-based audio, intercom, control and monitoring, today announced that Bosch Security Systems is now shipping an IP Audio Interface based on the Barix Annuncicom 1000 for use with Bosch Praesideo and Plena Voice Alarm digital public address and voice evacuation systems. The Barix OEM device, labeled PRS-1AIP1, is used for distribution of supervised audio and control signals over standard IP networks according to the EN 60849 standard for voice evacuation in Europe and other regions. more

TV One Debuts New DVI-I Multiviewer at InfoComm 09

TV One Debuts New DVI-I Multiviewer at InfoComm 09FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

TV One Debuts New DVI-I Multiviewer at InfoComm 09

ERLANGER, KY —TV One continues to expand their increasingly diverse family of products with the introduction of a new Multiviewer range, the C2-6000 CORIOview Series. Making its official debut at the Infocomm Exhibition being held in Orlando is the brand new CORIOview C2-6104 DVI-I Multiviewer. Based on TV One’s exclusive award-winning CORIO®2 technology, this high-powered DVI-I unit was primarily designed to satisfy the growing demands of the Command & Control Room markets, including use within the medical and security industry. more

Michigan City Area Schools Selects Calypso Systems

calypso-systems-logo_2d28a9.jpgWOODBURY, MN, June 1, 2009 —Michigan City Area Schools in Indiana has selected Calypso Systems as key components of their total classroom technology solution for its fourteen school sites. Calypso products are already in full use in 41 Michigan City classrooms with another 40 to be converted by next fall. Their high-tech initiative has implementation in all 300 classrooms to be completed within three years. more

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

FEATURE ESSAY

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

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

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