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Martin Gasienica joins Clark’s Sales Team

Clark Wire & Cable™, HD World Booth #863, a leader in broadcast and professional AV interconnect technology has hired Martin Gasienica to the position of Eastern Regional Account Manager. In this position Gasienica will be responsible for managing the daily sales and service requirements in the eastern region of Clark Wire & Cable’s domestic sales.

With over fifteen years of experience in broadcast and commercial AV interconnect technology, Gasienica brings with him an extensive history of product and industry knowledge. Previously Martin held the position of eastern regional inside sales at Gecpo International, Inc., a manufacturer of communications wire and cable. In addition to his decade plus experience Gasienica holds a BFA in audio and communications from Columbia College Chicago that encompassed audio system design, integration, and content production.

“Martin is an exceptional addition to our sales team,” stated Shane Collins, president of Clark Wire & Cable. “His experience, product knowledge, and commitment to service is unique and naturally aligns with Clark’s commitment to the broadcast and commercial AV industries. We welcome Martin as key addition to our team and growth strategy.”

About Clark Wire & Cable

Clark Wire & Cable, a leader in broadcast and professional AV interconnect technology, is celebrating over 23 years of business. With a focus on quality and innovation, Clark Wire & Cable delivers unique and reliable solutions dedicated to the markets it serves. From precision engineered bulk cable and cable assemblies to connectors, tools and custom panels, Clark Wire & Cable has remained committed to delivering comprehensive interconnect solutions. For additional information, please visit www.clarkwire.com.

Clark Appoints Tim Kearns to New Position os Western Regional Sales Manager

Clark Wire & Cable™, CCW HD World Booth #863, a leader in broadcast and professional AV interconnect technology, has appointed Tim Kearns to the newly created position of Western Regional Sales Manager. As the sales manager for the western region of Clark’s domestic sales, Kearns will be responsible for customer development and the specification of Clark brand cables and value added products.

With over twenty years of experience Kearns is a team leader who has an earned reputation of partnering on the design and implementation of electronic components between manufactures and system integrators in the broadcast and commercial AV industries. Prior to his new position with Clark, Kearns served as the Regional Sales Manager and Special Projects Manager at Camplex Systems where he lead its global sales initiatives and collaborated on product designs. Past experiences also include technical sales and marketing and the development and holding of several US patents within the commercial and consumer electronics markets.

“Tim is a natural fit to Clark’s sales team and part of our strategic growth,” stated Shane Collins, president of Clark Wire & Cable. “We have achieved an exceptional increase in both our customer base and revenue in the past three years. Tim has the skill set and personality to drive our growth while at the same time enabling us to continue to service our markets with the same personable and technical approach that is core to our philosophy.”

About Clark Wire & Cable

Clark Wire & Cable, a leader in broadcast and professional AV interconnect technology, is celebrating over 23 years of business. With a focus on quality and innovation, Clark Wire & Cable delivers unique and reliable solutions dedicated to the markets it serves. From precision engineered bulk cable and cable assemblies to connectors, tools and custom panels, Clark Wire & Cable has remained committed to delivering comprehensive interconnect solutions. For additional information, please visit www.clarkwire.com.

OSD Audio Introduces A Revolutionary Line of IR Repeater Products

Brea, Calif., OSD Audio, a Southern California-based manufacturer of whole-house audio products, has added an innovative line of IR Repeater Systems that revolutionizes conventional IR technology. A first for the industry and a true technological breakthrough, the IRP Repeater Kits allow users to add IR control of A/V equipment, CATV, IPTV, CCTV, DVR Set Top Boxes and more without the need of a hub or connection block.

In addition to the IRP Repeater Kits, the line includes high quality emitters, blasters, extension cables, and adapters to connect virtually any type of consumer electronics product. “Our new IR line is a game-changer,” notes Tim Leahy, product manager for OSD Audio. “IR repeater systems have been using the same connection technology for decades. Our line gives consumers and installers a plug and play solution that’s easier, more reliable, and more affordable than traditional systems.”

According to Leahy, the line vastly simplifies the installation process and is ideal for A/V, security and home automaton installers who spend hours hiding and installing connection blocks for IR systems. “Existing systems are bulky and sometimes double the price,” says Leahy. “Without a connection block, install time is literally cut in half.”

Elimination of the connection hub is just one of many features OSD Audio is promoting. The unique color and shape of the eye shells allow the IR signal to pass through easier and help deflect sunlight, as well as interference from plasma TVs, that can disrupt operation. In addition, all cables in the line have a durable but flexible outer jacket and are CL-rated for in-wall installation. IRP kits are available with single, dual, and triple emitters that can be easily expanded to control multiple electronics, and emitter extension cables can be added for longer runs without any degradation in the signal. The plug and play IRP Kits and accessories are available now at outdoorspeakerdepot.com.

Extron Dual Link DVI Fiber Optic Extender Now Shipping

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the DDX 102 Dual Link DVI Fiber Optic Extender, an efficient transmitter and receiver set for long haul delivery of DVI signals over fiber optic cabling. It uses all digital technology to deliver perfect pixel-for-pixel transmission of video images up to 2560×1600, including HDTV 1080p/60. The extender delivers dual link DVI-D signals up to 500 meters (1,640 feet) over two multimode cables or single link DVI signals over one fiber optic cable. The capabilities and compact size of the DDX 102 make this fiber optic extender ideal for sending high resolution DVI content in a wide variety of applications. more

Extron Introduces Cable Cubby Enclosures for TouchLink Installations

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of two new Cable Cubby® models designed to complement the look of TouchLink™ TLP 350CV and TLP 710CV touchpanels. The Extron TLE 350 and TLE 710 are durable, furniture-mountable metal housings for AV, data, and power connections. The enclosures’ dimensions are identical to those of the TLP 350CV and TLP 710CV Cable Cubby TouchLink Touchpanels, creating an elegant, uniform installation when paired with these touchpanels in the same table. When not being used, cables can be stored out of sight while remaining connected to the system, offering a discreet way to access cables and connection points as they are needed. The TLE 350 offers nine AAP openings and the TLE 710 offers eleven. These openings can be populated with a combination of Extron AAP modules and Extron Retractors. Both can be mounted securely into a tabletop, lectern, or other flat surface and are available in black anodized or brushed aluminum finishes. AC power modules are available for the US, Europe, and other major world markets. more

KanexPro Introduces Mini Audio Amplifier with Mic Mixer

KanexPro the leading A/V Connectivity solutions provider is proud to introduce the Mini Audio Amplifier is a quarter-rack width digital amplifier (Class D) with equalizer control and Mic mixer. It’s a simple yet powerful device delivering 2×20 Watts@4Ohm default output with built-in volume/ bass feature. It also supports dual mono-output with 2 stereo audio selectable inputs. The Microphone mixer includes independent volume control with balance switching. Supports balanced/ unbalanced signals.

This Mini Audio Amplifier is mainly used during lectures, house of worship centers and various musical events where mic mixing together with equalizing audio is critical.
Mini Class D audio amplifier

Features:

• Fast switching audio amplifier
• 2×20 Watt@4Ohm as the default amplifier output
• Bridge connection supported by switching the amplifier to be 1x40Watt@8Ohm
• Supports Dual-mono output
• Built-in Microphone mixer (separately controllable)
• Line audio output, with volume controllable.
• MIC input supports 48V phantom power
• MIC port with balanced switching suppress
• Supports balanced/ unbalanced signals
• Supports Ducking power technology
• Ultra low inrush current
• Two stereo audio inputs, switchable by button, remote or RS232.
• Volume/Bass/Treble controllable by buttons or RS232
• Optional control by IR remote
• Convection cooled, antistatic case design
• LED indicator, for power and operating status
• IR remote (optional) not included
• Internal Universal power adaptable (100-240 volt AC, 50/60Hz)

About KanexPro™

Leveraging our core strength in professional A/V products, KanexPro carries a complete selection of A/V connectivity needs. When planning digital installations you will find that we carry a broad line of A/V connectivity products enabling you to broadcast, extend, split, or multiply HD signal transmissions; simply and cost-effectively.

KanexPro is a registered trademark. All other trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

Sohonet Puts Lantana Campus in Fast Lane for Connectivity

Turnkey Production Platform Combines Creative Workspace with High-Performance Data Services

(SANTA MONICA, CA) Lantana, one of Los Angeles’ most prestigious properties for leasing creative office space, has joined forces with Sohonet, the global expert in connectivity and data management, to create an infrastructure that supports the professional content creation community. Lantana chose Sohonet to retrofit their Santa Monica campus, giving tenants easy access to networking solutions that are customizable to their creative needs. The campus-wide implementation has now been completed, positioning Lantana as a unique real estate hub for feature film and television production companies.

The expansion creates an ideal environment for clients who work around the clock and have dynamic needs. Lantana and Sohonet have designed a scenario where a full range of highly secure connectivity solutions can be initiated within just an hour, or even in minutes, and services can be scaled up and down throughout the duration of a project.

Harrison Marks, Visual Effects Coordinator for The Bourne Legacy and a number of high-profile studio projects, moved operations on the feature film from New York to Los Angeles in the thick of the project’s demanding schedule. Marks notes, “Sohonet kept us up and running in the midst of everything, and there was a lot going on. The availability of production-ready, creative workspace at Lantana powered by Sohonet is amazing for projects like The Bourne Legacy. I believe that during the entire transition, we were down less than one hour. Their support helped us keep our editors and production humming continuously, and deliver on schedule.”

Lantana is home to a number of media companies, and their security and bandwidth demands are increasing exponentially. Rebecca Hamilton, General Manager of Lantana, says, “Lantana’s clients are working with some of the world’s most valuable and sensitive content, moving bigger and bigger files farther and faster. Our clients face complex working requirements that call for tightly integrating data services with creative workspace into a turnkey production services offering. We knew that we needed an easy and secure way for them to keep them functioning on many levels, and a long-term solution for our campus.”

From internet services through high-volume data transfer services across its private media network, Sohonet supports the entire range of worldwide networking needs at Lantana. “Working with Lantana, we were able to put a turnkey solution in place that’s flexible and matches production needs and timescales,” explains Sohonet’s Joseph Ramsey, VP of Sales and Marketing for North America. “Our services are built around the demands of media clients, which gave Lantana the infrastructure they needed so creative teams can work without restrictions.”

The upgrade was significant in terms of planning and execution. “Sohonet is simply the best at what they do,” adds Hamilton. “They understand the way that our tenants work and they carefully managed every step of the implementation. I could not have asked for a smoother or more successful outcome.”

Dave Scammell, Sohonet’s CEO, says, “We are delighted to have been part of this collaboration with Lantana. We both have a deep understanding of the demands of this industry, and worked to optimize this location for their needs and their clients’ needs, effectively providing the best technology and expertise available to them.”

The Lantana media campus is comprised of four, distinct buildings on 12 acres, offering over 200,000 square feet of space. As part of the building modernization process, Sohonet successfully transitioned over 40 tenants, with unlimited capacity for adding long- and short-term clientele.

About Sohonet
Sohonet is the only global expert in connectivity and data management services for the media and entertainment industry. With over 15 years of experience, Sohonet offers an extensive range of solutions backed by unrivalled technical support to enable clients to manage and transfer valuable and critical content quickly, securely and effectively. Our Sohonet Media Network is the largest and most established private, high-performance network for the media industry connecting the leading studios, production and post-production facilities across the globe. For more information, visit www.sohonet.com.

About Lantana
Lantana is one of Los Angeles’ most prestigious properties for leasing creative office space. The Lantana campus is comprised of four, distinct buildings on 12 acres. With easy access to major freeways and the beautiful Santa Monica coastline, the Lantana Campus is a premier location for entertainment companies interested in working on the Westside. Tenants include such distinguished companies as IMAX, Dick Clark Productions, Todd-AO and BermanBraun. Lantana Center has been the home to film and TV production along with writers, directors, producers, editor and sound designers since it was reconfigured for entertainment tenancy in the 1980s. The building underwent a complete renovation in 2006. Today, the two-story Lantana Center offers over 200,000 square feet of rentable, dog-friendly space for short or long-term leases. The building features newly renovated lobbies, eight colorful garden courtyards, a gourmet restaurant (Stefan’s LA Farm), conference rooms, valet parking, 24-hour on-site security, and a supportive staff that caters to the individual needs of each tenant. For more information, visit www.lantanasantamonica.com.

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WATCHOUT greets visitors to Alexandria Center for Life Science, NYC

Colossal kinetic art display wows sciences and technology’s elite

Dataton WATCHOUT™ multi-image presentation software has been used by esteemed Niles Creative Group for a colossal 50 by 5 feet high digital video display in the foyer of The Alexandria Center for Life Science, an international hub for collaboration and innovation located the heart of New York City.

“Niles Creative Group were sought out by Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc to design a colossal kinetic art display that creates a spectacular and unexpected visual experience in the guest lobby,” says David Niles. “We designed the content delivery system and its respective technology to mirror the innovation in science and talent that the center provides.”

The impressive display is made up of 34 seamless LCD panels with content managed by Dataton WATCHOUT and servers supplied by Show Sage. Show control for the system is performed by Medialon.

“Since installation, the intuitive display has worked very well. We’ve designed the system so that it can turn itself on and off and it even changes and selects its own video content. Our expert engineers sometimes log in remotely to change content and even the client is using the system with a custom designed touchscreen interface to add local or staff information on to the WATCHOUT timeline if needed.” The actual marble wall that exists in the lobby was duplicated for the screen, so that when the display is in its passive mode it naturally blends into its surrounding environment. The overall content for the screen is abstract and artistic style and thematically centers on the “life sciences. All content was designed and created by Niles Creative Group.

“To manage the content, we’re using the conditional layer feature of WATCHOUT which allows content on different layers on the timeline to be switched on and off,” adds Niles. “WATCHOUT is packed full of features for multi-image display production and Niles Creative Group really knows how to use its full potential. The Alexandria Center is no exception,” says Fredrik Svahnberg, Marketing Director at Dataton.
Jim Testa, President of Show Sage, the WATCHOUT Premium Partner in North America, adds, “Show Sage were on hand to provide Niles Creative with the expert local back up and support for this project and I’m pleased to say that the system has worked very well since installation, which is true testament to the flexibility and reliability of WATCHOUT.”

The Alexandria Center for Life Science – New York City is designed to foster unique and innovative collaborations among New York’s world-renowned academic and medical institutions, preeminent scientific talent, top-tier investment capital, and the broad and diverse commercial life science industry and to speed the translation of promising new life science discoveries “from bench to bedside.” It is New York’s first and only premier life science park in New York City and addresses New York’s need for state-of-the-art commercial laboratory space, allowing the city to capitalize on its unparalleled top-tier science, talent and capital.

Image credit: The Alexandria Center for Life Science, Niles Creative Group.


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Aker Solutions uses projectiondesign for iPort simulation centre


Industry-leading oil and gas industry visualization benefits from 3D projection

Aker Solutions’ iPort in Stavanger, Norway, is an integrated operations centre for the offshore industry. It offers 3D simulators and other visualisation technology for drilling, topside, subsea and down-hole operations, with five main areas offering different simulator setups – each one using projectors from Norway’s projectiondesign.

Employing over 18,000 people worldwide, Aker Solutions is a leading global services company that provides engineering services, technologies, products and field-life solutions for the oil and gas industry.

“The iPort simulators show virtual images of real offshore constructions and environments,” explains Marita Mæland, Sales and Marketing Co-Ordinator for the iPort. “Each offshore installation is meticulously copied and re-created as a virtual asset in a simulated environment. We then use these ‘virtual versions’ of real installations for testing, design and staff training purposes, to optimise operational processes and procedures, and to fine-tune equipment performance and drilling sequences.”

“The beauty of the iPort simulators is that all this development work takes place ‘off the critical line’ – in other words, the work is done without affecting the day-to-day operation of the real-world installations.

“Having access to complex information in the form of 3D simulated images simplifies project planning and execution, clarifies communications and reduces risk and cost for our customers. “

The result of years of detailed programming by Aker Solutions’ software development teams in Norway, Russia and Ukraine, the simulators used at iPort offer a unique approach that satisfies the needs of a wide range of clients. The iPort centre continues to be upgraded and is one of several such centres operated by Aker Solutions globally, all of which use projectiondesign.

Anders Løkke, Director of International Marketing, projectiondesign, comments: “Aker Solutions has a long tradition of industrial innovation and we are delighted that our projection technology forms a part of the cutting-edge work they are doing in increasing operational efficiency in the oil and gas industries.

“Wherever they have been used, our 3D projection solutions offer industry-leading levels of accuracy and reliability, providing a rapid return on investment not only for the companies that operate these simulators, but for their own customers as well.”

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Extron Introduces the New Retractor XL

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the new Retractor XL Extended Length Cable Retraction System for Cable Cubby® Enclosures. The Retractor XL provides for cable extension up to five feet (1.5 meters) and is available in versions to support most AV and data signal types including VGA, Network, PC Audio, USB, DisplayPort, or HDMI. The Extron Retractor Series, introduced in 2009, is also available for applications where cable extension of 3 feet (90 cm) is appropriate. more

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