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New Clay Paky Stormy Fixtures and grandMA2 Join Slipknot Tour

A67G0465Masked rockers Slipknot are making headlines with a fifth album release, the addition of new band members, their Knotfest concert series and the launch of the “Prepare for Hell” tour – and Clay Paky Stormys and a grandMA2 console are along for the wild ride. A.C.T Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Clay Paky and MA products in North America.

The band just marked the debut of their fifth studio album, “.5: The Gray Chapter,” which was quickly followed by performances October 25 and 26 at their own Knotfest in San Bernardino, California. They began headlining the “Prepare for Hell” North American tour afterwards.

Trevor Ahlstrand, lighting designer/production designer for Slipknot, is using a package of 30 Stormys, obtained from Christie Lights, on the shows. The new Stormy uses the latest LED technology while retaining all the charm of the classic strobe. He has positioned a few on each piece truss and several in a row on the floor.

“The show is very asymmetrical with random sticks of different heights jutting out in random places and set elements of a carnival theme,” he says. “The thing with this group is that they have nine members, three of whom are drummers, so they’re very percussive. I use strobes to accent a lot of the underlying drum parts in their music; trying constantly to be creative in how I would use the strobes keeping it interesting and different from song to song.”

But Ahlstrand confesses that he’s “always had a problem with using scrollers on strobes. I don’t like to blast on lights all the time, and I don’t want to abuse the audience all night. So I try to use scrollers to get a different feel but could never seem to get them all working right.”

He looked at several LED fixtures then discovered that “Stormy had the feel of an old-school Atomic 3000 with a scroller on it. But it was way more intense. I could get any color you can think of, and when you hit it full blast it was so bright – you didn’t see anything else. I get all the benefits of a classic strobe with all the control of an LED.”

Reached during rehearsals with the band Ahlstrand reports the Stormys were performing “amazing so far – no technical issues. My fear with LEDs is balance with color, but the Stormys are all dead on with each other. They’re extremely bright and fast – I hit whatever color I want at any time. And I program them the same way I would anything else.”

Ahlstrand chose the grandMA2 for the show for “its reliability and worldwide availability.” It’s been his console of choice for several years during which time he’s seen it “become the standard at most festivals around the world. That makes it very easy to walk in and clone your show then just add their NPUs and everything is good to go.”

He says the grandMA2′s “speed and precision with individual parameter timing and effects are great and so easy to use. It also has such a flexible layout giving me different options and preferences with multiple user profiles, such as for the show’s lighting director Greg ‘Little G’ Kocurek.”

About A.C.T Lighting

A leading importer and distributor of lighting products, A.C.T Lighting, Inc. strives to identify future trends and cutting-edge products, and stock, sell and support their inventory. The company provides superior customer service and value for money to all of its clients.

For more information call 818-707-0884.

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Czech Republic’s Production 1 Makes the Move to HARMAN’s Soundcraft Vi3000 Digital Console

Scraft_Production1PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Production 1 is one of the Czech Republic’s busiest live sound companies, providing audio, video, lighting and staging for high-profile events like the Old Punx Tour 2014 at the Masters of Rock Café in Zlín, the Pilsner Fest 2014 in Pizen, The Faktor Fest 2014 concert on Sokol Island and many more. Recently, Production 1 added a HARMAN Soundcraft Vi3000 digital live sound console to its growing live sound inventory.

“We provide sound for a wide range of music festivals, corporate events and everything in between, and needed to upgrade to a console that would have the flexibility to accommodate any live sound rental situation,” said Stanislav Benes, co-owner and sound engineer at Production 1. “We already had two Soundcraft Vi1 consoles, which we purchased because their sound was superior to what we had owned previously, and our positive experience with the Vi1 made the acquisition of the Vi3000 a logical step up.” Benes was also drawn to the Vi1’s space-saving form factor and attractive pricing. Production 1 purchased the Vi3000 from Czech HARMAN Professional distributor Audio Master.

The Soundcraft Vi3000 offers a host of high-end features including a new ergonomic design, 96 channels to mix, new internal SpiderCore 40-bit floating point DSP, Dante compatibility and much more. The Soundcraft Vi3000 features a control surface with four Vistonics II™ touchscreen interfaces, making it the only console in its class that can be used by two engineers at the same time. The Vi3000 provides extensive connectivity and routing options and offers a host of built-in Lexicon reverb/delays, dbx compression and effects.
Once Production 1 started putting the Vi3000 through its paces, Production 1 realized it was exceeding expectations. “For us, sound quality is paramount and the Vi3000 is absolutely superlative in this regard,” Benes noted. “The mic preamps are exceptionally clean and have a great deal of headroom.”

Not only has the Vi3000 expanded the services Production 1 can offer to its clients, it’s now one of the most-wanted pieces of gear in the company’s rental stable. “This console has become a favorite not just to me, but also to many of the sound engineers of the bands we work with and other rental companies that love to rent it,” Benes noted. He notes that although it has extremely sophisticated capabilities it’s easy to operate, especially for experienced pros like him and the Production 1 staff. “As soon as you put your hands on it you can tell this is a board that was designed by people who know what live sound engineers want and need.”

Production 1 looks forward to continued growth in 2015, thanks in no small part to its new Soundcraft Vi3000 console. “In fact, we already know what our next equipment purchase is going to be,” Benes said. “Another Vi3000!”

For more information on Production 1, please visit www.production1.cz

For more information on Audio Master, please visit www.audiomaster.cz

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.

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Electrosonic Provides AV Support to New “Scotland’s Time Lords” Exhibit at Edinburgh’s Our Dynamic Earth Attraction

timelords05-1Fifteen years after providing the complete audio-visual system for the Our Dynamic Earth attraction, Electrosonic returned to help the science center bring “Scotland’s Time Lords” to life. Electrosonic was charged with the design and systems integration of the AV elements, under subcontract to Studio MB, engineering the new exhibition with reliable components within a simple system architecture.

“Scotland’s Time Lords” introduces visitors to the Scottish scientists who laid the foundation for the modern paradigm of plate tectonics. Three new interlinked galleries take visitors from an 18th century themed classroom with magic blackboards and talking portraits back through Deep Time to the Big Bang and beyond. Visitors learn the impact of James Hutton and Arthur Holmes on the evolution of earth science, and celebrate the fact that scientific discovery is at the heart of Scottish culture.

The journey begins when the visitor passes through oak paneled doors and steps into a 19th century styled lecture room. Eminent geologist and ‘first Time Lord’ James Hutton demonstrates his theories on how the Earth was formed while large blackboards with animated imagery and text stand on either side. Hutton appears to be in the room through an application of the Pepper’s Ghost technique; his image is actually presented on a horizontally-mounted 63-inch Samsung LCD screen. He’s flanked by blackboard-style projection screens, fed by Optoma projectors, illustrating his talk. Portraits of later geologists, all with Scottish ties, are actually 55-inch Samsung LCDs, which come to life to comment on the importance of Hutton’s insights.

The second section looks at the contributions of Arthur Holmes, a professor of geology at Edinburgh University in 1942, whose studies led to the concept of plate tectonics. Visitors view a suspended globe presenting animations explaining plate tectonics and their relevance to earthquake and volcano zones. The globe is a Puffersphere, which uses a ceiling-mounted projectiondesign F32 video projector with a custom lens to project onto the internal surface of the sphere; a computer plays out source images and provides the geometric corrections required to deliver distortion-free images on the globe’s surface.

The Deep Time Machine comprises the third and final portion of the new exhibits. Styled as a large elevator operated by an AMX controller, the gallery transports visitors back in time to the Big Bang, showcasing giant images on 55-inch Samsung LCDs. In a collaboration between Our Dynamic Earth and ISO, new footage offers visitors the chance to witness the development of the universe and the early days of Earth.

When the “elevator doors” open at the conclusion of the journey, visitors exit to the science center’s existing spaceship-themed “How It All Started” show which features a new film produced by National Space Centre Creative (NSC Creative).

Audio equipment for the “Scotland’s Time Lords” exhibit includes Tannoy loudspeakers, Cloud and RSF amps and AMX Precis signal processing.

Most source and control equipment is housed in the existing AV racks in the central control room. HD players for the Time Machine are adjacent to the displays they serve.

The new exhibition was designed by award winning Edinburgh-based exhibition and interpretive design team Studio MB, and the fit-out contractor was Paragon Creative. Show content was conceived by Studio MB and produced by ISO Design of Glasgow. Project management and contract administration was also by Studio MB. Electrosonic supported the project through its local Edinburgh office.

About Electrosonic
Electrosonic, celebrating its 50th anniversary, is an international audio-visual company that creates tailored, state-of-the-art solutions for a wide range of markets including theme parks, museums, control rooms, and corporate meeting rooms. Since its founding in 1964, Electrosonic has built a strong reputation for working on complex projects, both large and small, and has developed lasting partnerships with customers and suppliers. Beyond complete integrated systems, Electrosonic provides a comprehensive scope of services including technical design, projector lamp sales, maintenance and operational support.

Learn more about Electrosonic. Visit http://www.electrosonic.com

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HARMAN Professional Powers Italian Digital Audio Training Session At Acoustic Light

HARMAN_AcousticLightPERUGIA, Italy – The main audio integrator within its local region in Italy, Acoustic Light recently completed a successful acoustic training session featuring new audio products from HARMAN Professional. By using Soundcraft consoles, JBL loudspeakers, Crown amplifiers, AKG microphones, Lexicon digital effects processors and BSS signal processors, Acoustic Light showcased the latest digital audio technology for a variety of applications.

Participants at the event included sound engineers, musicians, and other audio service providers. For the training session, Acoustic Light used a Soundcraft Vi3000 console with a Stagebox, a Soundcraft Si Expression 3 console with a Compact Stagebox and a Soundcraft MH3 console (48 channels) with an analog Stagebox.

“The Soundcraft consoles were invaluable in improving the participants’ understanding of the various audio products in the signal chain,” said Stephan Luthi, owner of Acoustic Light. Everyone obviously loved the Vi3000 and wanted to take it home, but the Si Expression also has a nice learning curve due to its simple layout. Since most people at the event were accustomed to analog consoles, being able to compare the MH3 with the digital consoles side by side definitely opened up a new world for them.”

Also featured were JBL PRX715 and SRX700 loudspeakers, Crown I-Tech 4000 amplifiers, AKG C 414 LTD and C 451 B microphones, Lexicon PCM81 and PCM91 digital effects processors, and BSS AR-133 and FCS-960 signal processors. These products allowed Luthi to explain the basic concept of audio design to the musicians while showcasing advanced features for the engineers.

“We chose these products to show participants how to properly tweak the system and position the microphones in a way that will enhance the intended sound, rather than inhibit it,” said Luthi. “Overall, everyone was impressed by the quality of the products offered in their price range.”

For more information on Acoustic Light, please visit www.acousticlight.it

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.

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DVIGear Switcher used at NASA’s Orion Test Launch and Control Center

MXP Series Switchers Help Oversee Launch of First Phase of the Journey to Mars

Marietta, Georgia    December 23, 2014  –  On Friday, December 5, 2014, NASA’s new Orion spacecraft successfully completed its first test flight.  Recognized as the beginning of a new era of space exploration, the flight is the first in a series of launches planned to lead humans to an asteroid and eventually Mars.  DVIGear, a leading supplier of Digital Connectivity Solutions, provided its MXP Series digital video routing switchers as the core AV switcher for the command center overseeing the Orion capsule.

photo credit: Lockheed Martin and United Launch Alliance

 

Launching the Journey to Mars

The Orion spacecraft was built by Lockheed Martin, NASA’s prime contractor on the project. During the Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1), Orion reached an altitude of over 3,600 miles, and during re-entry, Orion sped through the atmosphere at about 20,000 mph, generating temperatures of over 4,000 degrees F. around the heat shield. The perfectly executed flight was the first step in a series of missions intended to prepare for manned missions in deep space. Along the way, the Orion team will gather data and validate designs in order to prepare for the objective of sending astronauts to Mars.

Lockheed Martin subcontracted Orion Management, LLC to design and install the AV system for the command and control center that oversaw flight operations for this mission. Orion Management turned to DVIGear for its wide range of digital video connectivity products including its 33×33 MXP Series digital matrix routing switcher. DVIGear’s equipment was used to control and distribute the video and data images required by the Test Launch and Control Center and played a crucial role in managing the Orion spacecraft during EFT-1.

“I needed a solid solution for my customer,” said Dale Cicirelli, Florida Division Manager for Orion Management. “DVIGear provided equipment and support which were instrumental in designing a successful project that will lead us into the next generation of space exploration.”

“We are thrilled to have played a part in this important moment for space exploration,” stated Steven Barlow, DVIGear President. “The Orion mission objectives are critical to gaining a better understanding of our world and our solar system. This project aligns perfectly with DVIGear’s dedication to the advancement and communication of knowledge. We are proud to be part of the team.”

About DVIGear

Founded in 1999, DVIGear (www.dvigear.com) is a leading supplier of Digital Connectivity Solutions for a wide range of professional display applications.  Located in Marietta, Georgia, DVIGear offers an extensive portfolio of high performance digital video distribution products including:  Digital Matrix Routing Switchers, Splitters, Extenders, Converters, Scalers, as well as long-length copper and optical cables.

About Orion Management LLC

Orion Management is a Veteran-Owned small business that has been in business for more than 13 years and provides system integration and installation of Security, Fire, and Network Infrastructure Systems to the Government and commercial customers worldwide.  Their quality and professionalism, as well as their well-trained technicians, make them a leader in the industry.  Orion is a classified contractor of choice and their relationships with their customers are key in providing the right technology to meet business objectives.

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DVIGear Contact: Joseph Barbier  /  770.421.6699  /  joseph@dvigear.com
Orion Management Contact:   Dale Cicirelli  /  321.749.5904  /  d.cicirelli@orionmngt.com

High Resolution Photos:  Orion Launch / Control Center Example 1, Example 2 / MXP Series

Orion Launch photo credit: Lockheed Martin and United Launch Alliance
Control Center Examples photo credit: NASA

Clay Paky Mythos Fixtures Make U.S. Debut at “Illumination: The Lights at The Morton Arboretum” Event

IMG_4640BenjaminRoyOnce again suburban Chicago is aglow with the holiday spirit as “Illumination: The Lights at The Morton Arboretum” opens for its annual run, November 21 to January 3. Visitors to The Arboretum follow a magical one-mile paved path lined by trees that shine with LEDs and responds to touch and sound. Clay Paky Sharpys and new Clay Paky Mythos fixtures – the first in the U.S. – housed in Igloo domes and programmed on grandMA2 consoles, provide innovative lighting effects for the one-of-a-kind holiday display. A.C.T Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive North American distributor of Clay Paky lighting and MA lighting.

The Morton Arboretum was founded in 1922 by Morton Salt magnate Joy Morton whose father inaugurated Arbor Day in the U.S. The annual “Illumination” event features stunning lighting effects along a one-mile outdoor path through the trees and offers opportunities for visitors to interact with the trees to change the color and intensity of the lights.

Intelligent Lighting Creations (ILC) in Chicago was already on site testing elements for this year’s “Illumination” display when A.C.T Lighting brought some new Mythos fixtures for ILC and Lightswitch to look at. The versatile Mythos is a highly-advanced hybrid light: It serves as an excellent 470-watt spotlight with an outstanding large beam and zoom optimized for focusing, as well as an extraordinary beam light, which remains parallel for its entire length even at great distances. Mythos is smooth, fast and very quiet and offers a completely redesigned indexed visual effects disc.

“We did a shoot out in The Arboretum for lighting designer John Featherstone of Lightswitch, and he loved the brightness and the zoom of Mythos, as well as the rotating gobos and prisms,” says Matt Pearlman, senior account executive with ILC. “There were a couple of key feature areas where Mythos made a much bigger impact than the Sharpys. So we decided to purchase a handful of Mythos units and use them for this years ‘Illumination’ display.” ILC is already planning on adding more Mythos fixtures to their growing Clay Paky inventory of Sharpys, Sharpy Washes, B-Eye K20s and Alpha Profiles .”

The Arboretum wanted this year’s “Illumination” display to be “bigger and better” than the one staged in 2013, which met with great visitor response. “So we’re growing the experience from last year,” Pearlman says.

The new Mythos fixtures are mounted in Igloo domes and illuminate custom water features in the iconic Meadow Lake. “They have more punch and more functionality for the show, including the ability to zoom in and out and go even bigger with the prism effect,” notes Pearlman.

Forty-eight Sharpys are mounted in a combination of Igloo domes and custom built ILC domes. “They’re lighting the trees and creating aerial patterns for the show,” he reports.

‘The brief from The Morton Arboretum for the project was for guests to ‘see trees in a different light,’” added project lighting designer and creative director John Featherstone. “So we are always looking for new fixtures to support our design in interesting and unexpected ways. The Mythos offered us an unmatched combination of an incredibly bright, pencil tight beam as well as remarkable zoom range and gobo capabilities – we simply had to have them and ILC and A.C.T moved heaven and earth to get the fixtures to us in time, and we added them to LED B-Eye’s for a flexible and versatile palette of fixtures.”

Dennis Conners and Benjamin Roy crafted the lighting programming using three grandMA2 light consoles with pre visualization from MA3D. The show is controlled from multiple grandMA2 onPC’s and MA Nodes, which are scattered around The Arboretum. “All of our consoles are from MA,” Pearlman says. “The grandMA2 has become the console of choice for programmers and lighting designers alike. The reliability and ease of networking has become something we depend on for large scale events, and this show was no exception. Plus, we always get great support from MA and A.C.T Lighting.”

Featherstone added ‘I can’t remember the last time I designed a show that wasn’t on the MA control platform. The combination of cutting edge technology, exemplary support from Will and the rest of the A.C.T team and their willingness to always help us push the boundaries of what is possible makes MA the only real choice for us.’

Joby Benoit is the Lead System’s Technician for “Illumination: The Lights at The Morton Arboretum.” He was joined by a talented crew of over a dozen technicians that spent almost a month loading in this event.

About A.C.T Lighting

A leading importer and distributor of lighting products, A.C.T Lighting, Inc. strives to identify future trends and cutting-edge products, and stock, sell and support their inventory. The company provides superior customer service and value for money to all of its clients.

For more information call 818-707-0884.

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Extron Now Shipping Two New IP Link Pro Control Processors

Extron IPL groupExtron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the IPL Pro CR88 and IPL Pro IRS8 control processors. The IPL Pro CR88 features eight contact closure inputs and eight relay ports, while the IPL Pro IRS8 features eight one-way IR/serial ports. These compact, high-performance IP Link Pro control processors are loaded with features inherent to the IP Link Pro family, including more power, speed, and memory, as well as Ethernet control and enhanced security. They are compatible with TouchLink Pro touchpanels and are ideally suited to take advantage of the advanced configuration options within Extron’s Global Configurator Plus and Global Configurator Professional. more

Electrosonic Completes Transformation of the ShowDome at Edinburgh’s Our Dynamic Earth

ODE-PR-5The ShowDome at Our Dynamic Earth (ODE) in Edinburgh has been transformed with support from Electrosonic, which provided refurbishment and technical upgrades to one of Scotland’s premier destination visitor attractions. In a two-phase project, Electrosonic has given the space a full-dome projection upgrade, a new theater layout, 106 new seats, and a state-of-the-art server and content management system.

ODE showcases earth science by taking visitors on a journey through our planet’s past, present and future through interactive exhibits and a stop in the 14-meter ShowDome theater, which originally opened in 1999.

“The client came to us for our ideas and proposal, which we developed with them,” says Electrosonic project manager Phil Downie. “The objectives were to upgrade the theater to provide a higher-quality feel and experience for the audience, and to increase the flexibility of show playback and show management. The solution was to increase the capacity available to store shows ready for playback, improve the efficiency of the ‘workflow’ of the show data, increase the level of control for planetarium systems, and to have a wireless touch-panel interface.”

Phase one of the project included replacing the former projection system with a system featuring five channels of LED projection. The existing seating was removed, the floor was reinforced and new tiered flooring was installed along with 106 premium seats, provided by Euro Seating, in a new forward-facing configuration. A stage was built at the front of the theater to support the needs of staff, corporate guests and presenters.

Electrosonic also supplied new Philips lighting systems, including LED washes for scenic and mood effects, and spotlights for floor highlighting and on the stage. An insert projector display was added for digital presentations; a control system with an Apple iPad interface manages all media, lighting, audio and display hardware within the dome.

“The refurbishment delivered a higher-quality theater with the capability to provide ambience and mood and, thus, an enhanced audience experience,” says Downie. “The ShowDome is also capable of more diverse applications with a stage for presentations and performances.”

In the second phase of the project, two 7thSense media server systems feed the projection of full-dome films inside the theater. One of the servers represents a new configuration, which eliminates the requirement for time-consuming slicing and encoding of large, full-dome masters for a multi-channel dome display.

“The new server improves the efficiency of the ‘workflow’ of the show data in several ways,” Downie notes. “Slicing the shows into each channel is no longer needed, and when storing the shows for back up, only the masters have to be stored. There are no sliced channel files, which hugely reduces the storage required.”

Because the media server plays shows directly from a large amount of primary storage, it can play from a large selection of archived shows – up to 35 30-minute shows in 3K format. This eliminates the need to move shows from a second-tier storage.

But should more storage be needed, a secondary NAS server can easily be added with a capacity starting at 36TB. Transferring shows from secondary to primary storage now requires moving only one set of masters, which takes considerably less time than moving five channels of carved video.

A new control interface allows portable touch control with multiple access layers. This provides control that can be limited to turning lights on and off, or extended through show control and full administrator access to the equipment and setup of shows. A main rack room houses equipment.

The ShowDome is currently presenting “Supervolcanoes,” an immersive planetarium show that looks back at rare classes of volcanic eruptions and moves beyond Earth to explore the impact of giant eruptions around our solar system. The film visits Yellowstone National Park asks the question: can a supervolcano erupt in our time?

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About Electrosonic
Electrosonic, celebrating its 50th anniversary, is an international audio-visual company that creates tailored, state-of-the-art solutions for a wide range of markets including theme parks, museums, control rooms, and corporate meeting rooms. Since its founding in 1964, Electrosonic has built a strong reputation for working on complex projects, both large and small, and has developed lasting partnerships with customers and suppliers. Beyond complete integrated systems, Electrosonic provides a comprehensive scope of services including technical design, projector lamp sales, maintenance and operational support.

Learn more about Electrosonic. Visit http://www.electrosonic.com

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Extron Shipping MediaLink Plus Controller with Ethernet Device Control

Extron MLC Plus 84 D PlusExtron is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the MLC Plus 84 D. This easy-to-use, two-gang Ethernet controller is used for controlling common AV functions such as power, input switching, and volume. As part of the new MediaLink Plus Series, it is designed with more powerful features, enhanced security, and Ethernet control. It has eleven backlit soft touch buttons and a variety of ports and inputs, including a remote volume control port for use with select Extron amplifiers. Power over Ethernet – PoE allows the controller to receive power and communications over a single Ethernet cable. It is ideal for use in single display applications or anywhere that centralized, pushbutton AV control is needed. more

Revolabs ISE 2015 Preview

Visit Revolabs at ISE 2015 at Stand 9-D141

Revolabs at ISE 2015:

Executive Elite Four- and Eight-Channel Wireless Microphone System
For medium- to large-sized applications, Revolabs’ flagship Executive Elite(TM) four- and eight-channel wireless microphone system brings boardrooms and conference rooms the market’s first and only cloud server option. As a result, customers gain a combination of local and remote cloud-based capabilities that offer incredible flexibility for enhanced setup, management, and monitoring effectiveness. For integrators and end users, the innovation easily enables managed services for all Elite systems installed across an enterprise while administrators can access information such as microphone status, audio and radio signal strength, and system performance via an intuitive Web-based interface. To facilitate installations even further, Executive Elite’s remote antenna receiver and base units connect via a standard CAT6 cable with Power over Ethernet (PoE) support and can be placed up to 100 meters away from each other. In style with today’s contemporary boardroom environments, the system’s redesigned microphones feature an elegant Fortune 500 look in addition to superior audio pickup, improved signal-to-noise ratio, easy installation and operation, and enhanced digital signal communication over wireless links.

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Elite Wired Microphones
Making their European debut are Revolabs’ new Elite(TM) Wired Microphones which feature a unique combination of exceptional performance features and contemporary design elements. Created with the same sleek form factor and intuitive design as the entire Executive Elite product family, the new units deliver outstanding audio pickup, simple installation, and easy maintenance for any meeting space while integrating seamlessly with existing conferencing setups. Engineered for incredible convenience within modern workspaces such as boardrooms, conference rooms, huddle rooms, and learning spaces, the audio-driven microphones allow users to connect instantly to today’s wide range of collaboration tools — including both audio systems and unified communication solutions — via any universal microphone input connection. Resilient and durable, the Elite series enables easy customization of any conferencing experience via directional and omnidirectional models, as well as a variety of colors including brushed nickel, white, and black.

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FLX UC 500 USB Conference Phone
Now shipping, the Revolabs FLX(TM) UC 500 USB conference phone sets a new standard for audio quality in PC communication applications during meetings and online collaboration. With powerful, high-fidelity audio capabilities using tweeter and mid-woofer elements, the FLX UC 500 effectively puts the speaker back into the audio equation. Equipped with four microphones, a wider frequency response, and higher power than typical USB audio devices, the FLX UC 500 brings professional-grade sound to unified communication applications such as video and audio conferencing services, softphone calls, or webinars at an entirely new price/performance ratio. Designed specifically for huddle rooms, small offices, and home offices, the device furthers its high-level audio clarity using embedded echo cancellation without any additional processing required from the PC while offering full duplex support for simultaneous audio capture and playback. Users can listen to external audio or link the system to a laptop or PC for use with applications such as Skype(TM), Microsoft(R) Lync(R), Cisco Jabber, WebEx(R), and others.

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FLX UC 1000 IP Conference Phone With SIP and USB Audio Support
Also on display at ISE 2015 will be Revolabs’ FLX(TM) UC 1000 IP conference phone with SIP and USB audio support. Featuring first-class sound components and multiple communication channel integration, the unit is a simple, stylish, and powerful solution for desktop and conference room applications in a single device. The FLX UC 1000 features audio capture and delivery via premium tweeter and mid-woofer elements, four microphones, an ultra-wide frequency response, and integrated echo cancellation. The FLX UC 1000 supports the SIP standard and works in all major VoIP environments with market-leading IP PBX systems, whether on premises or in the cloud. For IP calling, the FLX UC 1000 features a separate dialer with a color display while USB support allows users to connect the speakerphone to any laptop, PC, or tablet. The sleek device also functions as a bridge for joining IP telephone calls with USB audio applications.

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Yamaha YVC-1000 Unified Communications Microphone and Speaker System
Revolabs will also be demonstrating Yamaha’s YVC-1000 unified communications (UC) microphone and speaker system. This audio solution marks the first collaborative effort between the companies since Yamaha’s acquisition of Revolabs in early 2014. Featuring Yamaha’s latest microphone and speaker technology, including Human Voice Activity Detection, the YVC-1000 provides a seamless extension to any VTC or audio conferencing solution. Ideal for medium to large conference rooms, the audio peripheral allows users to connect to virtual calls via Bluetooth or USB, enabling instant participation from personal devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptop computers. Equipped with audio in/out connections to support external speakers, the high-end solution also provides daisy-chain connectivity for up to five microphones, enabling comprehensive A/V coverage of significantly larger rooms. To further simplify multiuse settings, the unit equalizes audio at the touch of a button using Yamaha’s automatic audio tuning — applying signal processing advances such as echo cancelling, noise reduction, tracking, gain control, dereverberation, and more.

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Image Caption: Yamaha YVC-1000

Company Quote:
“Revolabs is proud to exhibit a full portfolio of unified communication audio solutions that are built to satisfy any application setting. From our flagship Executive Elite Wireless Microphones, to the award-winning FLX UC 500 USB conference phone, to our versatile FLX UC 1000 IP conference phone, our products on display leverage advanced technology and are designed to turn virtual interactions into more natural-sounding conversations. When adding the European debut of our Elite Wired Microphones and the YVC-1000 microphone and speaker system to our lineup, Revolabs’ stand becomes one of the must-see venues at ISE 2015.”
– JP Carney, CEO at Revolabs

Company Overview:
Revolabs(R) Inc. is the premier provider of audio solutions for unified communications, enterprise collaboration, and professional audio applications across a wide range of markets. Offering unmatched audio quality that allows users to “hear every word,” the company’s teleconferencing and microphone systems are utilized across the globe for a variety of applications, from webcasts and video conferencing to podcasts and broadcasting. Combining the ultimate in flexibility with sleek, stylish form factors, Revolabs solutions cut the cord, facilitating natural mobility by allowing participants to move about a workspace and still be heard, without being held back by wires. Leading the way in innovation, the company continues to add to its portfolio of value-added audio and telephony systems with superior products. Revolabs systems are secure (encrypted), rechargeable (environmentally friendly), and GSM-impervious. The company is headquartered in Sudbury, Massachusetts, and can be reached at +1-800-326-1088 or www.revolabs.com.

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