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WIREWORKS CELEBRATES 35 YEARS OF INDUSTRY FIRSTS

Wireworks_logo for 2009HILLSIDE, NJ – Wireworks Corporation celebrates 35 years as a pioneer in and leading innovator of professional audio/video cabling products and custom panels. Beginning on Broadway and expanding over the past three decades into the broadcast and other markets, Wireworks Corporation designs and manufactures professional cabling products that are now prevalent in theatre, auditorium/arena, education, corporate, government and houses of worship. more

Al-Watan TV Controls Audio Levels With Junger Audio’s LEVEL MAGIC

issam-abaza-with-junger-audio-equipment-2.JPGOne of the newest additions to the Middle East’s burgeoning broadcasting scene is Al-Watan TV, a Kuwaiti-based satellite channel that broadcasts news and family entertainment to local citizens and Arab expatriate viewers.

Launched in 2007, the channel is the first in the region to build a studio that is completely HD equipped and Mac compatible. Committed to becoming the leading innovative local TV station of Kuwait, Al-Watan TV offers high quality content that includes internally produced programmes, acquired programmes, commissioned programmes and news feeds. These are broadcast on a free to air basis through the ARAB SAT 26, NILE SAT 7 WEST and Atlantic Bird 8 West satellites. more

Images & Sound Invests In Fairlight Constellation XCS Console

images-sound-2.jpgImages & Sound, one of New Zealand’s largest post production companies, has upgraded its facilities to incorporate a 24-fader, three-bay Fairlight Constellation XCS console with integrated HD video record and playback.

Based in Auckland, Images & Sound offers a complete audio and video post production solution to the film, television and advertising industries. The facility has four mixing studios, two of which are equipped for 5.1 surround sound mixing. It also has two tracklaying studios, a Foley recording studio and a large cinetape department with a full range of HD and SD decks for mastering. more

SONY UPDATES PCS-XG80 1080I HIGH-DEFINITION VIDEOCONFERENCING SYSTEM WITH NEW VERSION

Sony PCS-XG80 1080i high-definition videoconferencing systemPARK RIDGE, N.J., March 12, 2009 – Sony Electronics’ industry-first 1080i high-definition videoconferencing technology, the PCS-XG80 system, will feature enhanced functions and capabilities with the release of version 2.03, planned for availability later this month.
New features will include compatibility with the MPEG-4-AAC-LD and MPEG4-AAC- LC audio formats and HD video transmission capabilities at narrow bandwidths (768Kbps) and in unstable public IP network or ISDN environments.
“Users now have the flexibility of selecting HD or mixed-format audio environments, with higher levels of capacity and scalability,? said Aleta Moeller, marketing manager for Sony Electronics’ IPELA® videoconferencing group. “Users can communicate with a much greater number of endpoints with CD-quality audio, and can connect with both synchronous and more

BIG BUSINESS DIGITAL SIGNAGE ON A SMALL BUSINESS BUDGET

SEATTLE, WA – In today’s competitive business world, it is more important than ever to search out ways to stand out amongst competition, particularly for small businesses. That Photo Shoppe, a small retailer located in Anacortes, Washington, utilized .advancedMethod’s express digital signage system during a recent town event to do just that.

That Photo Shoppe is located in picturesque Anacortes, often called the “crown jewel? of the famed San Juan Islands. A small town retailer, That Photo Shoppe specializes in digital photography, fine art printing, print restoration, and custom photo gifts. more

RTcom USA Introduces DVI and HDMI Fiber Optic Extender Solutions for HD Transmission Over Long Distances

SPARTA, N.J. ― March 12, 2009 ― RTcom USA Inc., a provider of digital connectivity solutions for professional and consumer A/V systems, today announced new revolutionary fiber optic cable systems for the extension of HD audio and video signals. With modules for both Digital Video Interface (DVI) and High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI), the new fiber optic cable systems give users the ability to place HD display devices up to an astounding 3,280 feet away from A/V sources, delivering signals without any degradation in picture quality. more

La Jolla Playhouse Mixes Effectively With A Soundcraft Vi6™ Digital Console

La Jolla Playhouse selected a Soundcraft Vi6™ digital mixing for “Peter and the Starcatchers,? a new play presented by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theater at La Jolla Playhouse. The show is based on the best-selling book of the same name, written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. more

Soundcraft Studer Provides Outstanding Audio Support To The Kennedy Center In Washington D.C.

The John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts has recently upgraded its already superior audio system with the installation of Soundcraft and Studer digital mixing consoles into nine of its performance spaces. Equipping one of the worlds most prestigious and respected performing arts centers with new technologies is not an easy task, especially when considering the legacy system was of the highest standards, but three Soundcraft Vi6,™ one Soundcraft Vi4™ and a Studer® Vista 5 are up to the challenge. more

Crestron DigitalMedia Now Available

Crestron DM Provides the Only Control and Distribution Solution for the Digital Age

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, March 11, 2009 — Crestron has released and is shipping its revolutionary new DigitalMedia™ product line, the only complete, integrated solution that manages, controls and distributes all analog and uncompressed digital content over twisted pair or fiber. The core of a Crestron DigitalMedia (DM) system consists of matrix switchers, repeaters and receivers. Flexible and modular, DM matrix switchers accept every type of signal and transmit them long distance as digital DM signals. Exclusive built-in QuickSwitch HD™ technology pre-authorizes HDCP keys and maintains a constant handshake for fast, uninterrupted HD switching. At the end points, DM receivers output HDMI and control to the display. Crestron DigitalMedia is the only solution that answers the challenges of tomorrow – today. more

Smart Block AV from Calypso Systems Reduces Wasted Energy in K-12 Classrooms

sb_av-small.jpgWOODBURY, MN, March 11, 2009 — As the march of instructional technology continues into the K-12 classroom, implementing better strategies and tools to manage operating costs has become a top priority for many school districts. To help reduce energy use costs from instructional technology devices, multimedia control solution manufacturer Calypso Systems has introduced the Smart Block AV, an affordable power management tool for K-12 classrooms.
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