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INFOCOMM 2008 MARKS DEBUT OF YAMAHA AFC2

Yamaha AFC2—Active Field Control (AFC) Enhances Reverberation in Soundfield—

LAS VEGAS, Nevada—InfoComm 2008 will mark the debut of the Yamaha AFC2, the successor to the highly successful AFC1 electro-acoustic technology system core processor that enables natural changes to major auditory impressions, such as reverberance, loudness and spaciousness within a soundfield of a performing arts venue, church, theater or school auditorium. The proprietary AFC system can be used to improve the architectural acoustic characteristics of a room, and has additional applications focusing on the advantages of optimized reverberation time. more

New Line Array System Owners In Oklahoma And Texas Power Into Busy Summer Season With JBL VERTEC®

NORTHRIDGE, California – Four southwestern regional rental production and staging companies have each recently chosen JBL’s VERTEC® line array systems for use in their audio rental business operations. With each firm adopting the same midsize powered models from JBL Professional’s industry-leading VERTEC family of line array systems, a significant new rental pool of compatible sound systems is now available to meeting planners, touring productions and event managers in the nation’s heartland. The Dallas headquarters for AVW-Telav (a Freeman company), Ford Audio-Visual Services (Oklahoma City), Gemini Sound (Dallas, Texas), and Backward Audio (Salina, Oklahoma) have each recently selected JBL’s new VT4888DP-AN midsize powered line array systems with VT4882DP-AN powered arrayable subwoofers. more

Taking No Chances: Celine Dion Tours World With Two Studer Vista 5SR Consoles

She’s one of the best-selling recording artists in history, but she hasn’t toured since 1999. Following a record-breaking 5-year engagement at the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Celine Dion is back on the road with her ‘Taking Chances’ production tour, the first major artist to carry two Studer Vista 5SR digital audio consoles to handle front-of-house and monitor mixing. more

WIDEBAND SOLUTIONS INTRODUCES ITS NEW SIMPHONIX AUTO-MIXER, SI-40, AT INFOCOMM 2008

Si-40LAS VEGAS, NV – WideBand Solutions, a leading provider of high-end audio conferencing technology, introduces SimphoniX Si-40 Auto-Mixer at InfoComm 2008 (Booth C4540), its newest offering in its best-selling SimphoniX line of professional audio conferencing products. The Si-40 is the first truly automatic mixer that is able to adapt to its environment through Wideband’s sophisticated auto-mixing algorithm. The Si-40 is also designed to expand WideBand’s Si-400 system by up to 32 microphones, without the need for additional control units. more

PLS Supplies Projection Industry with Osram Lamps

Projector Lamp Services, LLC (PLS) continuously strives for improvements in relamping quality and customer service. The newest product addition strengthens this mission. PLS now supplies Osram P-VIP lamps to the projection industry as well as lamp distributors.

PLS understands that Osram manufactures one of the best projection lamps available, and uses them frequently when relamping spent projector lamps. Therefore, it seemed a logical progression to begin offering Osram bare lamps. Used in many different RPTV and front projector applications, Osram lamps promise uncompromised performance. PLS’ extensive experience with thousands of different front projector and RPTV lamps has produced an extraordinary and reliable reference list. This enables PLS to sell bare lamps for many FP and RPTV models. More applications are being added daily. more

TV Magic Helps Cottonwood Church Prepare for HD

SAN DIEGO — June 9, 2008 — Broadcast systems integrator TV Magic today announced that it is providing design and installation services for a new HD-ready production system at the Cottonwood Church’s new 32-acre facility in Cypress, Calif. Installed in the new control room, the production system will support Cottonwood’s live production and recording of services, enabling the media department to provide an enhanced experience for the congregation on Sundays and create higher-quality masters of the service for post-production and distribution for SD and, in the future, HD broadcasts. more

WIREWORKS INTRODUCES AV2000 FOR SMART PODIUMS AT INFOCOMM 2008

AV2000 Access PointLAS VEGAS, NV – Wireworks, the leading innovator of audio/video cabling systems and custom panels, introduces AV2000 for Smart Podiums at this year’s InfoComm show (Booth C2823). AV2000 for Smart Podiums offers AV professional’s a variety of typical AV2000 signal configurations specifically targeted to smart podium applications. Wireworks AV2000 multimedia cabling system is the only multi-pin connector system that can accommodate audio, high definition video, high-speed data, and serial digital interface control signals in a single sophisticated hybrid connector.

The AV2000 Umbilical permanently attaches inside of the smart podium for an easy and direct connection to the equipment within. The system eliminates any additional connectors as well as complex interface panels on the wall or in floor boxes. Connecting multimedia systems through one simple and reliable plug in, AV2000 offers a practical, time and cost-efficient solution for both the installer and end-user. It also allows non AV professionals to easily set up the system, eliminating the possibility of crossed connections. The system offers a configured drop-in solution with an unprecedented turn-around time that is vital for the AV professional. more

Optical Cable Corporation Acquires SMP Data Communications

Transaction Broadens Optical Cable’s Product Line and Builds on its Position as a Leading Provider of Fiber Optic Cables in the Enterprise Market

ROANOKE, VA, June 2, 2008—Optical Cable Corporation (Nasdaq GM:OCCF) announced today that it has acquired Superior Modular Products Incorporated (doing business as SMP Data Communications), a leading supplier of fiber optic and copper connectivity products for the data communications industry. The transaction was consummated on May 30, 2008, and now SMP Data Communications is a wholly owned subsidiary of Optical Cable Corporation. Optical Cable Corporation acquired SMP Data Communications from Preformed Line Products Company (Nasdaq GM: PLPC) for a purchase price of $11.5 million, subject to certain minimum working capital requirements and related purchase price adjustments. The transaction was effected by an Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated May 30, 2008, whereby SMP Data Communications merged with a newly formed wholly owned subsidiary of Optical Cable Corporation. more

NEUTRIK® INTRODUCES IP65 RATED OPTICALCON® AT INFOCOMM 2008

Neutrik OpticalConLAS VEGAS, NV – Neutrik’s well-established solid and ruggedized-protected fiber optic connector system, OpticalCon®, is now IP65 rated for dust tight and water jet protection. As the designer and manufacturer of the best-selling XX series XLR cable connectors, Neutrik will introduce this innovative product upgrade at InfoComm 2008 (Booth C3657).

The upgrade extends both the indoor and outdoor capabilities of OpticalCon, as it seals the connector against dust, which is prevalent in most corporate and smart podium environments, as well as protects the connector against water jet, which is needed for most outdoor applications. To achieve an IP65 connection, additional seals and gaskets have been employed on the chassis connector and cable ends. more

CANON U.S.A. INTRODUCES THE REALiS WUX10 – THE WORLD’S FIRST WUXGA LCOS PROJECTOR, AND THE REALIS SX80 – THE WORLD’S FIRST PICTBRIDGE COMPATIBLE PROJECTOR

canon-realis-sx80.jpgLAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 3, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, has again advanced the acclaimed REALiS Multimedia Projector line with the introduction of two new models that provide unprecedented performance and features along with cutting-edge technology. more

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