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HARMAN’s Crown Amplifiers, JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays and Soundcraft Vi1™ Digital Console Play Major Role In Celebration Music Theatre Renovation

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MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina – Located in Surfside Beach, part of South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach resort area, the 950-seat Celebration Music Theatre opened earlier this year as a home to world-class live entertainment. The Theatre features the artist tribute show SUPERSTARZ! Live! with entertainers performing hits from Elvis, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Cher, Barbra Streisand and many other stars.

The Celebration Music Theatre occupies the site of a former live-performance venue, where the stage, video, lighting, wiring and other parts of the theatre have now been totally redone. All previous audio and video equipment has been removed to make room for a completely new installation that includes more than 30 HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC® line arrays powered by Crown amplifiers.

Local installation specialist Commercial Audio, Inc. was contracted for the renovation, led by sales and marketing director Adam Hyman and more

Surf, Suds and Sound: HARMAN’s JBL PRX615M Portable Loudspeakers Liven Up the Boardwalk Beer Garden at Caesars Atlantic City

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NORTHRIDGE, California – Caesars Atlantic City is one of the New Jersey shore’s most popular hotels, offering entertainment, gaming, dining, luxury accommodations and much more in a spectacular oceanfront location. Caesars’ newest attraction is the Boardwalk Beer Garden, a place to kick back and relax and enjoy a world-class selection of beers and microbrews, along with an ever-changing selection of live, recorded and DJ music.

Located right in the center of the Atlantic City action, the Boardwalk Beer Garden features a high-performance music system with several JBL PRX615M powered monitor loudspeakers. Aurora Sound and Light Design installed the system, under the direction of Ian Hoffer.

“We’re specialists in the design and implementation of nightlife systems, and the majority of our work is club installations,? noted Hoffer. “The indoor portion of the Boardwalk Beer Garden was the site of a more

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Twin Cities Public Television Upgrades to Calrec Omega Audio Console

HEBDEN BRIDGE, U.K. — Aug. 17, 2011 — Calrec Audio today announced that Saint Paul, Minn.-based Twin Cities Public Television (tpt), one of the most watched public television stations in the country, is adding an Omega audio console to its equipment lineup. The new console will enhance tpt’s studio, live-to-air, and live-to-tape production capabilities.

“When evaluating the consoles on the market, the key factors for us were reliability and ease of use, and we’re confident the Omega from Calrec Audio will give us both,” said Bruce Jacobs, chief technologist at tpt. “Calrec has a reputation for giving broadcasters DSP and controls that allow them to be creative and deal with anything that might come up during a live production. Omega’s capabilities will be especially helpful in producing pledge drives, music specials, and ‘Almanac,’ our weekly public affairs program.”

The 40-fader Omega console delivers a number of features not more

ANTON/BAUER GOES ON SAFARI WITH ELEPHANTS IN KENYA Batteries Endure Environmental Challenges of 3D Wildlife Shoot

Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the world’s premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, recently went along for a wild ride in Kenya for the production of a 3D pilot based around elephants. Innovative 3D production company, Inition, used Anton/Bauer’s CINE VCLX and HyTRON 140 batteries to shoot the pilot for Deeble and Stone’s forthcoming 3D wildlife film, Distant Thunder. The Deeble and Stone Productions’ project follows a herd of elephants as they struggle to survive in the face of climate change. To date, the Distant Thunder 3D pilot has screened at BAFTA in London, followed by screenings in Cannes, Paris, Seoul, Amsterdam, the Jackson Hole Symposium in Denver and WILDSCREEN. antonbauer-inition_1.jpg more

KanexPro releases HDMI® based Long-Runner Extender with Power over Ethernet (PoE)

Brea, CA – 08.16.11 – Pro AV Connectivity solutions provider KanexPro

KanexPro Long Runner with PoE (Power over Ethernet)

The KanexPro Long-Runner with PoE (Power over Ethernet) employs HDBaseT technology to route high-resolution HDMI signals with full HD 1080p from the source up to 330 feet (100m) to your HD display. It supports full 3D (all formats) and resolutions up to 4Kx2K (4 times the 1080p), multi-channel audio and IR extension over a single low cost CAT5e/6 cable.

is bringing an innovative new technology to CEDIA EXPO and into the market. An addition to the Long-Runner family of HDMI Extenders, constructed with HDBaseT® technology and POE (Power Over Ethernet) over a single CAT-5e/6. This long-range transmitter/ receiver system packs a lot of signals in a streamlined extension system that also delivers power at the remote location, freeing more

Trio of HARMAN’s Soundcraft Vi6™ Consoles Greet Script’s Aviva Homecoming

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DUBLIN, Ireland — It’s unusual enough to find a couple of identical digital consoles congregated in the crowded confines of monitor world, let alone a trio. But that’s precisely what happened when The Script played their sell-out homecoming gig at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium recently—their first stadium headline concert—when three Soundcraft Vi6 digital consoles could be seen in the stage wings, where they were sequentially pressed into monitor duties.

PA providers to the Irish trio were Adlib Audio, and crew chief Marc Peers says the Vi6 is the band’s monitor desk of choice. “The Script know precisely what they are looking for,? he notes. “Both Mark [Sheehan] and Danny [O’Donoghue] are former producers and they love the sound of the Vi6. Monitor engineer Paul Moore used all the board’s dynamics—and there was no outboard processing whatsoever.?

At the same time, Adlib more

Dublin’s Oxegen Festival Brings Music to the Masses with Blackmagic Design’s ATEM Production Switcher

Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic Design’s ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher was used at Ireland’s biggest music festival, Oxegen Festival in Dublin. more

KanexPro Touts HDMI 1.4 Switcher with Ethernet and 3D Support

At CEDIA EXPO booth 3765, KanexPro is launching a brand new, ultra-fast 4×1 HDMI Switcher (HDHEACSW4) with support for Ethernet and Audio Return Channel (HEAC). Engineered with InstaPort ™ Technology, SI’s & consumers will no longer experience a four to seven second delay – and a long black screen – when switching between source devices connected to their projectors or HDTVs. The technology enables immediate access to content by reducing HDMI port switching time and perform the HDCP authorization routine immediately upon connecting the device.

As an added feature, this switcher provides ARC- Audio Return Channel, which allow televisions with built-in tuners to transmit audio from the TV to an A/V receiver. Perfect for old and existing A/V receivers that does not support ARC. HDTV resolutions up to 1080p/60 with 12-bit Color depth and PC resolutions up to 1920×1200 are maintained together with stereo or multi-channel digital audio. more

Face Audio Powers AV At New Loyola Marymount Athletic Center

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Face Audio Titanium Series Amps At Loyola Marymount

Los Angeles, CA––Loyola Marymount University recently completed a fully outfitted athletic center with four locker rooms, an upstairs conference center with two adjoining mini conference centers, and a full weight and workout room.
Simon Productions of Winnetka, California was chosen to install the sophisticated AV system for the facility. Owner Terry Stewart explains that he and his team were tasked to “create smart rooms in the conference area with LCD screens, complete audio systems and individual zone control for the conference centers.
“We also did the hallway sections throughout the facility as stand-alone zones with the capability to play independent sources throughout the building,? Terry adds. “Each of the locker rooms has their own independent sound systems with TV screens and plug-and-play systems for power point presentations.?
The project required extensive amplification, another challenge for Stewart and his team. As Terry points out, “We needed both 2-and 4-channel amplifiers more

Broadcast Networks Delivers 3D Capability to Norway’s OB-Team

Systems integration specialist Broadcast Networks has helped Norwegian broadcaster OB-Team stay one step ahead of its competition by delivering a 3D capable, 19-camera High Definition Outside Broadcast vehicle – the first of its kind in Scandinavia.

At 13.6 meters long, this new vehicle will be one of the largest OB trucks on the road. It features a single expanding side that expands a full 1.87 meters thanks to the clever use of fold-out walls and even a fold-out equipment rack.

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Creating such an impressive mobile facility involved close collaboration between Broadcast Networks, prime contractor Sony Professional Services, OB-Team’s technical department and Swedish coachbuilder Groth.

Tom Haye, managing director of Broadcast Networks, says: ?OB-Team operates in Scandinavia, which has notoriously harsh winter weather conditions. Given the size of this vehicle it was vital that we considered its construction, more

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