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SENNHEISER ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF “MY SONG CONTEST”

katie_costello.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – JULY 2009: Microphone manufacturer Sennheiser has named 18-year-old Katie Costello as the grand-prize winner of its first “My Song Contest,” which was created to recognize the songwriting talents of high school students across the nation. Costello’s original song, “Isn’t It Lovely,” captivated the expert jury of music industry professionals. The big decision was made extra special by power-pop band Stereo Skyline, who personally announced Costello as the winner in a video posted to Sennheiser’s YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/sennheiserusa).

“We are thrilled to recognize Katie Costello as the winner of the Sennheiser My Song Contest,” says Stefanie Reichert, vice president of strategic marketing at Sennheiser Electronic Corporation. “The goal of this contest was to recognize the skills and talents of young musicians, and encourage them to follow their dreams. Costello is already armed with an incredible amount of talent and star more

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Kurt Metzler to Lead EAW® North American Sales

Kurt Metzler

WOODINVILLE, WA – July 27, 2009 – Building on the success of recent EAW® product launches, and in keeping with its commitment to support the North American contractor market, LOUD Technologies Inc. announced the appointment of veteran salesman Kurt Metzler to the position of North American Sales Manager, EAW.

“EAW is on a roll,? commented Ernie Lansford, LOUD’s Director of North American Sales. “The combination of EAW’s innovative product line – including the new JFL, NTL, MicroWedge and MicroSub – and Kurt’s rock-solid reputation will make EAW the most preferred vendor to our consultant customers,? added Lansford. more

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Wainhouse Research Summit Uses Revolabs High Definition Wireless Microphones

Speakers at Wainhouse Summit Wearing Revolabs MicsRevolabs, the leading provider of wireless audio products for enhancing collaboration, today announced that its Executive HD Wireless Microphone System was used as the primary microphone system at Wainhouse Research Collaboration Futures Summit held July 28th and 29th at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Considered to be the industry’s premier conferencing and collaboration event, the Wainhouse Research Summit brought leading industry experts and analysts together with business managers, IT and A/V managers, service providers, and vendors to discuss the future of voice, video and unified communications. Sponsors of the event included videoconference equipment providers, Tandberg and Lifesize, as well as major AV distributors, such as AVI/SPL and York Telecom. The presenters wore the Revolabs HD Wearable Wireless Microphone on his/her lapel, tie, or suit pocket, or on a lanyard. Several times throughout the more

HaiVision Partners With Audio Video Sistemas to Bring HD H.264 Technology to Latin American Markets

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — July 30, 2009 — HaiVision Network Video, the world’s leading vendor of high definition H.264 encoders, codecs, and IP video systems, today announced that Buenos Aires-based Audio Video Sistemas (AVS) is serving as the company’s dealer for customers in Latin American markets. From its headquarters in Argentina and a second office in Miami, AVS provides sales, service, and support for the full HaiVision product line.
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Sabine Names Thorvin Electronics As New Canadian Distributor

thorvin.jpgAlachua, Florida––Sabine Inc. has named Thorvin Electronics Inc. as exclusive Canadian distributor for their professional audio, microphone and wireless systems products effective August 1, 2009.

Thorvin Electronics will be handling all sales, marketing, service and support for Canada with Sabine products being displayed at the PAL Show, August 23-24, at the International Centre in Toronto, Booth 4816.

“We have been following the Sabine products for a very long time. Their technology has changed the way we look at audio design in the systems integration market. We look forward to developing an even better brand reputation here in Canada,? stated Wilf Langevin, president of Thorvin Electronics Inc.

“With their professionalism and 35 years experience, I have no doubt that Thorvin Electronics will bring a new level of support to Sabine technologies as well as our Canadian clientele,? added Doran Oster founder, CEO more

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Appoints Kimmel as Mixer Product Manager

kevin-kimmel-yamaha-mixer-prod-mgr.jpgBUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has appointed Kevin Kimmel to the position of mixer product manager, effective July 20. In his new position, Kimmel will be responsible for product training, the implementation of marketing and support programs, and recommendations for mixing console product design from the North American market to the research and development team in Japan. He will report to Marc Lopez, marketing manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.

For three decades, Kimmel has been an audio mixer, system designer, recording engineer, and most recently held the position of Assistant Technical Director at Disneyland. He was also monitor engineer for Tower of Power’s “Soul Vaccination Tour? and was the front of house engineer for Luis Miguel’s “Aries” and “Segundo Romance” world tours. Kimmel served as production mixer on several shows for ESPN, and worked as a freelance front of house/monitor more

PPC CEDIA EXPO 2009 Product Preview

CEDIA EXPO 2009
Sept. 9-13, Atlanta
Booth 6235

At CEDIA EXPO 2009, PPC, whose innovative products are behind the wall in over 100 million homes, will present several new solution-based products built to address the needs of custom installers and their customers. PPC’s consumer cables, which include the only patented locking HDMI cable to prevent loosening at the port, feature maximum performance and reliability driven by decades of innovation, product research, patent development, and customer commitment. more

Wohler IBC2009 Product Preview

Exhibiting With HHB in Stand 8.E54
At IBC2009 Wohler will be showcasing a range of products that offer flexible, state-of-the-art processing and monitoring in convenient and compact designs. Highly adaptable in meeting broadcasters’ current and future needs, Wohler products provide key functionality even in the most space-constrained production applications. The company’s wide array of products includes versatile 16-channel audio monitors that accommodate a mix of inputs and outputs for SD, HD, and 3G operations; HD monitors for all variety of signal types; intuitive touch-screen systems that simplify video monitoring and routing while providing critical functional enhancements; a closed-caption encoder/decoder bridge that supports all leading standards; and analog and digital audio monitoring systems and level meters that together accommodate virtually every audio input type. more

Platinum Tools® Features New EZ-RJPRO HD Modular Plug Crimp Tool at 2009 CEDIA Expo

Platinum Tools EZ-RJPRO HD modular crimp toolMOORPARK, Calif., July 29, 2009 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, announces it will feature the recently launched EZ-RJPRO HD modular crimp tool at the 2009 CEDIA Expo, held in Atlanta from Sept. 10-13 at the Georgia World Congress Center, booth 3316.

Now shipping with a MSRP of $84.95, the EZ-RJ has been designed to terminate all EZ-RJ45 (Cat3, 5, 5e, and 6) and EZ-RJ11 (4 and 6 contact) plugs and can also be used to terminate most regular RJ45 and RJ12/11 plugs.

“The EZ-RJPRO HD has been designed for the professional installer providing a ratcheted, high leverage, ultra stable platform for consistent, repeatable terminations,? explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “This heavy duty tool is the more

Aloft Hotels Feature LED Tickers from Rise Display, Inc.

The LED tickers communicate news and branding information, and are incorporated in the design standard for the entire chain of Aloft Hotels

rise-display-rgb.jpgShawnee, KS – July 29, 2009 – Rise Display, a provider of integrated solutions for both Video and LED digital signage, announces that Aloft(sm) Hotels, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.’s (NYSE:HOT) new lifestyle brand, has incorporated LED tickers from Rise Display into the design standard for the re: mix lounge area of each of its hotels. Aloft Hotels are designed for the next generation of traveler, and feature multiple technology elements to enhance the guest experience, including the LED tickers from Rise Display. The tickers stream news and entertainment headlines, hotel happenings and promotional messaging, and other pertinent guest information.

“At Aloft, it’s important to our guests to remain connected and in-the-know even while they are on more

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