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Crown Audio Redefines The Price/Performance Ratio In Portable PA Amplifier With 2-Ohm/Channel XLS Series

Category-Leading XLS Series Matches Price, 2-Ohm Power Rating, Sonic Integrity And Robust Construction Meaning Serious Audio Professionals Should Accept No Less!

With More Watts Per Dollar Than Any Other Amplifier In Its Class, The New Crown XLS 5000 Eliminates Sub-2-Ohm Amplifiers As Serious Contenders For Any Audio Pro!

In a move that makes quality high power amplifiers affordable to a broad new market, Crown Audio today showcased the newly extended XLS Series amplifiers that significantly elevate the performance threshold of affordable portable PA amplifiers. Comprising the XLS 202, XLS 402, XLS 602, XLS 802 and the brand new XLS 5000, the XLS Series is ideal for musicians, DJs, rental companies and corporate and hotel AV departments. more

BSS Audio™ Introduces Four New Soundweb™ London Family Members

blu-800_rearclprint.jpgBSS Audio™, a Harman International Company (NYSE-HAR), introduces four new members to its acclaimed Soundweb™ London family of digital signal processors. The new BLU-800, BLU-320, BLU-160 and BLU-120 join the BLU-80, BLU-32 and BLU-16 devices in the series, reflecting BSS Audio’s commitment to continually offer increased flexibility and system enhancements. HiQnet London Architect, v2.00, provides support for the four new devices and several significant feature additions. A dedicated and comprehensively featured Room Combine Processing Object abstracts the complexity of room combining applications and greatly reduces programming time for such applications. The addition of Dynamic Metering allows efficient troubleshooting of Soundweb London systems through the use of simple signal presence monitoring. The recently launched HiQnet London Architect v2.02 introduces a parameter export from HiQnet London Architect for control of Soundweb London devices from HiQnet System Architect™ Custom Control Panels and wiring enhancements. The incredible flexibility and capability of the Soundweb London platform has resulted in global adoption and installation within a diverse range of applications, and these four new models represent the latest technological innovations as they take the power and performance of Soundweb to unprecedented levels. more

Performance, Support and Efficiency Make Hitachi’s CP-X206 Networkable Projector The Right Choice For Temple Independent School District

pictures_8-26_016.jpgHitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc. Business Group, the leader in K-12 educational AV systems, is the choice for the Temple, Texas Independent School District (ISD) and its initiative to bring its 14-campus district that serves approximately 8,300 students in pre-school, elementary, middle and high school to the cutting edge of educational AV. Temple ISD recently installed the first round of Hitachi CP-X206 networkable projectors in 506 of its classrooms system-wide. This project will be followed in succeeding months with the installation of an additional 50 to 100 Hitachi projectors (including CP-X201, CP-X306 and CP-X807 models) in other spaces, including libraries, art rooms and cafeteria throughout the district. The Hitachi CP-X206 networkable projectors were purchased through and are being installed by Troxell Communications, the largest privately held audio-visual distributor in the United States, which is based in Phoenix, with 50-plus offices nationwide selling to a broad array of end-users. more

IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging Task Group To Present Standards-Based Audio Network Paper At 125th AES Convention

In what is a significant industry movement towards standards-based networking with quality and bandwidth capabilities appropriate for the demands of professional-grade audio production, Robert Boatright, Harman SDIG Director of Research, Harman International will join Matthew Xavier Mora, Software Engineer and Michael Johas Teener, Technical Director & Plumbing Architect, Broadcom Corp — all members of the IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging Task Group — to present a paper on Standards-Based Audio Networks Using IEEE 802.1 AVB at the 125th AES Convention. The paper session will take place at the 125th AES Convention in San Francisco’s Moscone Centre on Thursday, October 2 from 11:00 am -1:00 pm and is open to registered conference goers and exhibitors. more

Grant Program From Calypso Helps Districts Test Solutions and Evaluate 21st Century Classroom Needs

HUDSON, WI, Oct. 3, 2008 — Recognizing the importance of technology in K-12 learning environments, Calypso Control Systems has introduced a multimedia classroom grant program. Recipients receive up to $1,200 toward the purchase and installation of Calypso’s ezRoom Classroom Bundle. more

Visual Acuity realizes technical vision for California Academy of Sciences

morrison_planetarium_north_entrance.gifBrighton, Sussex, UK, 27 September 2008 – Visual Acuity will see six years of meticulous planning, design, consulting and ‘green’ engineering come to fruition on Saturday, 27 September 2008, when the new California Academy of Sciences opens its doors to the public.

Located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the new facility unifies the Academy’s three public attractions – Steinhart Aquarium, Morrison Planetarium and the Kimball Natural History Museum – under a 2.5-acre undulating green roof. The new facility is one of the most environmentally friendly museums on the planet and is expected to receive an esteemed LEED™ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum rating from the US Green Building Council. Visual Acuity acted as the major media and technology adviser to the project throughout. more

MITSUBISHI DIGITAL ELECTRONICS AMERICA ANNOUNCES FL6900U HIGH BRIGHTNESS 1080p PROJECTOR FOR COMMERCIAL AND EDUCATION APPLICATIONS

Mitsubishi’s FL6900U high brightness 1080p projectorIRVINE, Calif., September 30, 2008 — Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s Presentation Products Division, known for award-winning, high-quality, high-definition presentation and display products, introduced its FL6900U projector designed for commercial and education installations. At a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of only $9,995, Mitsubishi continues to lead the market for high-brightness 1080p projectors at lower price points than most with similar specs. more

LP Unlimited Productions Serves Record-Size Crowd For South African Stadium Event With New JBL VERTEC® Line Array System

In a large-scale event that demonstrates the ability of JBL VERTEC® line arrays to provide even coverage and high output in the most acoustically challenging outdoor venues, rental sound company LP Unlimited Productions provided the sound reinforcement system for a major regional religious event, “Loftus For Jesus,? held at Loftus Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa. The event featured some of the world’s most prominent Christian leaders and drew a crowd of more than 70,000 people—the largest crowd ever assembled in the outdoor sporting facility. more

Dale Hanson Drives The Soundcraft® Si3 Around Bedford All Night

Hanson is the FOH Engineer for The Story’s, Elton John’s recent Tour Support Band

Dale Hanson took time off the road to handle eight different acts at The Bedford in London and mixed the evening away on a Soundcraft Si3-its first public, commercial gig. Along with the other Si3 beta testers covering theatre, touring and house of worship applications in Europe and the USA, Dale has taken the Si3 through its test paces but this gig was the ultimate beta test! In typical pro fashion, Dale was calm and collected. “The show was a bit like live TV with eight acts performing a couple of songs each during the evening without any change over time at all really. Not many digital consoles can cope with that type of challenge but the Si3 worked really well. I found that you can use so many different functions at the same time to be really useful. Having control of EQ, Dynamics, Bus Sends and Effects without having to reassign anything was great.” more

Linear Acoustic President Tim Carroll to Speak on ‘DTV Audio Myths’ Panel at 125th AES Convention

LANCASTER, Pa. — Sept. 22, 2008 — Linear Acoustic, a manufacturer of customer-centric multichannel sound solutions for digital broadcast, today announced that company president and founder Tim Carroll will be speaking on the “DTV Audio Myths” panel on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 9:00 a.m. at the 125th Audio Engineering Society (AES) convention, to be held Oct. 2-5 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. more

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