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AVAD Promotes Cynthia Menna to Senior Manager, Business Development

Van Nuys, Calif. – October 6, 2009 – AVAD LLC, North America’s leading distributor of custom electronics, announced the promotion of Cynthia Menna to the position of Senior Manager, Business Development. In her new role, Menna, who previously managed AVAD’s D2B program and held the title of Territory Sales Manager (Michigan, Ohio), will work with AVAD executives to identify, develop, manage and facilitate the growth of new product categories, service offerings and solution sets.

As part of her responsibilities, Menna will report directly to AVAD Vice President and General Manager Jim Annes, and work with AVAD’s executive team and its partners on areas of expanded product offerings and opportunities to support AVAD’s existing categories. Through the research, development and implementation of focused internal and external training and dealer support programs, she will also strengthen AVAD’s position as the custom installers’ primary source for knowledge on current more

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Listen Technologies Dives Into Social Media

Bluffdale, Utah, USA — Listen Technologies Corporation has embraced social media as a means of reaching out to all aspects of the AV industry including end users, dealers, consultants and colleagues. The company is using Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and WordPress blog postings to communicate news, ideas, product information, events, customer stories and more.

“The use of social media allows us to communicate on a more informal basis with customers and colleagues, and it breaks down some of the barriers in reaching people,? said Cory Schaeffer, VP of Sales and Marketing at Listen. “While traditional forms of corporate communication are still vital, they don’t normally allow the personality of our company to shine through. The informal nature of Facebook and other social media allows us to post information in a casual way, as if we were speaking directly to a friend.?

Ms. Schaeffer also noted that the instantaneous nature more

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Centronics Launches Elite HD-Branded HSMX Series 4×4 HDMI Over Cat5e/Cat6e Matrix System

Centronics’ Elite HD-branded HSMX Series 4×4 HDMI matrix system for HDMI over Cat5e or Cat6e

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STEVENSVILLE, Md., Oct. 06, 2009 — Centronics, Inc. (centronics.com), a leading distributor of audio, video, and accessory products for the residential, commercial, and security markets since 1959, is proud to announce the launch of its Elite HD-branded HSMX Series 4×4 HDMI matrix system for HDMI over Cat5e or Cat6e. Now shipping, each unit is has an MSRP of $1,199.99.

“Our new HSMX Series is a true 4×4 matrix system,? explained Tony Pelura, Centronics general manager. “A 4 x HDMI to 4 x Cat5e matrix extender allows HDTV to be displayed up to 150 feet away from the matrix unit using two Cat5e cables. The 4×4 matrix eliminates the need to disconnect and reconnect sources to different displays.?

Centronics’ new EHD-branded HSMX-CB and HSMX-WP comes complete more

CANON U.S.A. ANNOUNCES TWO NEW REALiS MULTIMEDIA LCOS PROJECTORS WITH NEW “PHOTO IMAGE MODE” FOR ADVANCED COLOR MANAGEMENT

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LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 6, 2009 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the addition of two new projectors to its acclaimed line of REALiS Multimedia LCOS Projectors, the WUX10 Mark II and SX80 Mark II. These projectors include a new Photo Image Mode allowing for advanced color management and adjustments for ambient lighting conditions. This new mode is ideal for professionals with the most discerning image quality needs, including those in the fields of photography, education, engineering and the arts and sciences. more

projectiondesign® announces change in ownership – New ownership spurs strong growth, increased product development and focus on partner support

October 6, 2009, Fredrikstad, Norway – Norwegian high performance projector manufacturer, projectiondesign is capitalizing on the growing global demand for high-quality products as well as partner support with the announcement of a change in ownership to include Norwegian private equity firm Herkules Capital AS.

The move follows the purchase of a 54% share in projectiondesign from previous main shareholder, Eker Group AS headed by top Norwegian Industrial Designer Bård Eker.

projectiondesign has emerged as an industry leader in the creation, development, design and manufacture of high-quality projectors for specialist professional, industrial and private sector applications. The company currently has 135 employees, including in-house product testing, research & development in electronic, optical and mechanical system design, and has shown strong growth since being established in 2001.

“projectiondesign is an exciting growth company, and is an attractive opportunity for Herkules. We have been familiar with the company for more

Mitomo Upgrades To Fairlight’s Latest CC-1 Technology

Tokyo-based post production facility Mitomo VTC (Video Technical Centre) has upgraded its Fairlight equipment to encompass Fairlight’s latest Crystal Core (CC-1) technology.

The facility has been using Fairlight FAME technology for some years but has now installed two Constellation XCS consoles, powered by the company’s CC-1 engine. The new desks include a three-bay console, which has been installed in studio MA1, and a four-bay console that is the centerpiece of studio MA2. more

Harman Professional HiQnet™ Audio System Scores Highly At English Premiership Side Burnley F.C. Stadium

Designed by AMS Acoustics and installed by ETA Sound, new audio system is world’s first deployment of Harman HiQnet™ System Architect V 2.0.

As Burnley F.C. gain promotion to England’s elite, new fully integrated PA/VA compliant Harman Professional public address system puts Turf Moor system in the same league as Europe’s greatest stadium systems.

BURNLEY, England — Harman International Industries (NYSE: HAR), a leading provider of branded audio and infotainment electronics for the home, the car, and sound professionals, today announced the successful completion of an advanced networked audio system at Turf Moor, the stadium of English Premiership football club, Burnley F.C. more

Analog Way announces the appointment of its new Worldwide Marketing & Communication / Customer Service Director

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Franck Facon

Analog Way, designer and manufacturer of innovative image converters and presentation switchers, celebrating its 20-year anniversary, is pleased to announce the appointment of Franck Facon as new Worldwide Marketing and Communication / Customer Service Director.

In August 2009, Franck Facon was appointed new Worldwide Marketing and Communication / Customer Service Director at Analog Way.
Between 2002 and 2008, Franck Facon was Sales Manager for the French market at Analog Way. During this period, he strongly contributed to the expansion of the brand in his territory. Relying on a deep knowledge of the A/V market acquired in the field, he also intervened as Project Manager for different marketing missions. more

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Studer Vista 5 SR’s Mix French Opera Singer At Chateau De Versailles

When French opera singer Roberto Alagna performed a one-off spectacular at the Chateau de Versailles recently, supported by the 90-piece Orchestre de Paris (conducted by Michel Plasson), Studer Vista 5 SR digital consoles handled both the house and monitor mixes.

The concert, performed in front of 7,000 people, was held in the middle of La Fontaine de Neptune basin — on a concert stage especially set up for two months in the summer, specifically to stage spectacular events of this nature.

The sound reinforcement system was provided by French distributors, DV2 while the two Vista consoles were loaned by Audiopole, the French Studer distributor.

FOH sound engineer; Jean-Marc Aringoli, was already familiar with the Studer topography having used the Vista 8 for several years to mix ambitious live musical spectaculars for television such as Les Victoires de la Musique at the Paris Zenith.

He wanted more

Fabulous Blue Diamonds Find A Recording Gem In Soundcraft LX7ii

When Mel Patrick decided to re-form his surf-rock outfit, the Fabulous Blue Diamonds, he turned to the Soundcraft LX7ii to bring professional-quality recordings to his home studio setup. Along with lead bassist and lifelong friend Fred Lichota, Patrick set up the LX7ii as the centerpiece to a full recording system in his home studio.

Patrick and Lichota currently stand as the remaining two members of The Fabulous Blue Diamonds, a self-described “1960s instrumental surf band? that got its start playing in night clubs, local TV stations and battles of the bands. Although they had a history as live performers, Patrick and Lichota chose to build on their legacy from the confines of the recording studio. Patrick designed and built the studio’s mixing desk, leaving plenty of room for expansion. “Almost everything from the LX7ii finds its way out to one of four patchbays in the mixing desk,? Patrick says. more

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