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Daktronics-Sportsound And JBL Loudspeakers Provide A Bear Of An Audio System At Washington-Grizzly Stadium

Audio integration firm Daktronics-Sportsound recently upgraded the sound system at Washington-Grizzly Stadium at the University of Montana, home to the University’s Division 1 football team. The new system at the stadium features JBL VLA line arrays and PD Series loudspeakers.

Home to the Montana Grizzlies college football team of the Big Sky Conference, Washington-Grizzly Stadium opened in 1986 and has undergone several expansions since then. With the most recent upper deck expansion of 2,000 seats, the Stadium currently holds 25,203.

Daktronics-Sportsound installed 12 VLA601-WRC 3-way, full-range, weatherized line array loudspeakers, arranged in two columns of six each, mounted to the end zone scoreboard. The system also includes four PD764-WRC weatherized loudspeakers. A total of 30 Crown XTi amplifiers power the system.

“Because they’re specifically designed for permanent installation, the VLA line arrays have been an ideal loudspeaker choice for a number of our recent more

France 24 Upgrades With Trio Of Vista 5s

International news and current affairs TV station, France 24, has purchased three Studer Vista 5 consoles — all of which have been installed over the past two past months.

The Paris-based channel was launched in December 2006 to broadcast French news throughout the world in French, English and Arabic. It immediately became so successful that today it broadcasts 24 hours a days in French and English, and ten hours a day in Arabic (with Spanish due to be added shortly).

Since the complexity of multiple translations was making operation more and more difficult, France 24 decided to replace its three on-air consoles with Vista 5s, placing the order through Studer’s French distributors, Audiopole.

Jean-Philippe Blanchard, Director of the Broadcast Division at Audiopole, confirmed, “France 24 was being expected to handle more and more mix minus signals and simultaneous translations — and it was a nightmare more

Panamax CEDIA EXPO 2009 Preview

CEDIA EXPO 2009
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NEW At CEDIA 2009: Panamax/Furman Will Introduce BlueBOLT™

BlueBOLT™, is a new technology providing secure, hosted IP (Internet Protocol) system control over compatible Panamax and Furman products. BlueBOLT leapfrogs other hosted IP solutions by offering unprecedented ease of use through a uniquely rich, modern graphical user interface (www.myBlueBOLT.com) that allows installers to monitor multiple installations across multiple locations. There are no static IP addresses to obtain, port numbers to remember, or new ISP accounts to configure. Unlike traditional IP systems that require a dedicated IT professional or programmer to set up, BlueBOLT offers true plug-and-play more

PPC Welcomes Eric Bodley as Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Electronics

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Aug. 11, 2009 — PPC, the global leader in connector technology, today announced that it has named Eric Bodley as the company’s vice president and general manager of consumer electronics. A veteran of the consumer electronics industry, Bodley brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience to his new role at PPC, where he will strengthen the company’s current line of consumer interconnect cables, bulk cable solutions, and patented compression connectors and tools, and build the PPC brand in the consumer electronics space. more

YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO NAMES TWO NEXO MANUFACTURER’S REPS

BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯As part of a planned expansion, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) has added two additional manufacturer rep firms to spearhead sales of NEXO speaker products within North America.

ycas-marc-lopez_rob-joseph_ycas-paul-furtkamp.jpg R. Joseph Group, located in Columbus, Ohio, will be handling NEXO sales efforts in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania. “The speaker industry is in desperate need of a new leader,? states Rob Joseph, President of R. Joseph Group. “We firmly believe that NEXO is well positioned to assume this role with an unbeatable combination of high quality products, corporate stability, and dealer programs that directly address the challenges that most sound companies and systems integrators face today.?

Highway Marketing, based in Dallas, Texas, will be responsible for NEXO product sales in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. “Highway Marketing is proud to represent a more

Max Media Relies on Utah Scientific to Expand Master Control to Cover 12 Montana Stations

SALT LAKE CITY — Aug. 12, 2009 — Utah Scientific today announced that Max Media has expanded its innovative HD centralcasting system based on a UTAH-400 routing switcher and UTAH MC-400 master control switcher to cover 12 Fox and ABC stations serving six Montana markets. The system, one of the largest anywhere based on Utah Scientific equipment, is located in Missoula. more

Wohler Extends Presence in Brazilian Market Through New Distributor Videodata

HAYWARD, Calif. — Aug. 11, 2009 — Wohler Technologies Inc. today announced that Videodata will be serving as a Wohler distributor within the Brazilian market. From its headquarters in São Paulo, Videodata will provide complete sales and support services for the full Wohler product line of audio and video monitors and closed-captioning solutions. more

Compix Media IBC2009 Preview

IBC2009 Preview
Compix Media
Exhibiting with Apantac LLC on Stand 8.A98

At IBC2009, Compix will be exhibiting with Apantac LLC, a leading designer and developer of high quality, cost effective signal processing equipment including Multiviewers, DVI, VGA, HDMI, KVM extenders, KVM Switches, and a line of RS232 converters and accessories. www.apantac.com more

AKG WMS 450 and WMS 40 Pro Flexx Used By Serbia Singing Extravaganza AKG WMS 450 and WMS 40 Pro Flexx Used By Serbia Singing Extravaganza Champion

With over three million judges tuning in to select the winner of the Serbian equivalent to American Idol, singer Darko Lazic turned to AKG’s industry leading vocal system to help him stand out as the Grand Star of Zvezde Granda. The final night of competition, which was held on June 20th at Belgrade Arena in front of a live audience of 18,000, was sponsored by production vendor Studio Berar and fully stocked with AKG’s rugged sound systems.

Auditions for Zvezde Granda began in September, with judges and producers visiting locations throughout all of Serbia. By June, the TV audience had narrowed the competition to seven contestants, all of who competed for the grand finale using AKG WMS 450 wireless microphones. The WMS 450 is a highly flexible wireless system that features perfect audio transmission. It provides cost effective, high-performance solutions for situations where several radio microphones will be used more

Rise Vision, Inc. Announces New Partners in its Private Network Program for Digital Signage Content Management

Rise Vision’s Private Network Program enables partners to offer a complete, branded digital signage solution that builds customer loyalty and eases competitive pressures

riselogo.jpgETOBICOKE, Ontario – August 12, 2009 – Rise Vision, Inc., a provider of a web-based content management system for the control of digital signage networks, announces that eight new partners have joined its Private Network Program, which enables partners to develop and manage their own branded digital signage solution based on Rise Vision’s Rise Display Network.

New partners that have joined the Private Network Program are as follows:

• Advanced Technical Solutions, LLC – Scott Depot, WV
• AIS (All Information Service) – Country Side, IL
• APEX Digital Imaging – Tampa, FL
• Dabtek Electronics – Eastpoint, GA
• Network Design & Management, Inc. (NDM) – Spokane, WA
• Now more

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