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SONY UPDATES PCS-XG80 1080I HIGH-DEFINITION VIDEOCONFERENCING SYSTEM WITH NEW VERSION

Sony PCS-XG80 1080i high-definition videoconferencing systemPARK RIDGE, N.J., March 12, 2009 – Sony Electronics’ industry-first 1080i high-definition videoconferencing technology, the PCS-XG80 system, will feature enhanced functions and capabilities with the release of version 2.03, planned for availability later this month.
New features will include compatibility with the MPEG-4-AAC-LD and MPEG4-AAC- LC audio formats and HD video transmission capabilities at narrow bandwidths (768Kbps) and in unstable public IP network or ISDN environments.
“Users now have the flexibility of selecting HD or mixed-format audio environments, with higher levels of capacity and scalability,? said Aleta Moeller, marketing manager for Sony Electronics’ IPELA® videoconferencing group. “Users can communicate with a much greater number of endpoints with CD-quality audio, and can connect with both synchronous and more

RTcom USA Introduces DVI and HDMI Fiber Optic Extender Solutions for HD Transmission Over Long Distances

SPARTA, N.J. ― March 12, 2009 ― RTcom USA Inc., a provider of digital connectivity solutions for professional and consumer A/V systems, today announced new revolutionary fiber optic cable systems for the extension of HD audio and video signals. With modules for both Digital Video Interface (DVI) and High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI), the new fiber optic cable systems give users the ability to place HD display devices up to an astounding 3,280 feet away from A/V sources, delivering signals without any degradation in picture quality. more

La Jolla Playhouse Mixes Effectively With A Soundcraft Vi6™ Digital Console

La Jolla Playhouse selected a Soundcraft Vi6™ digital mixing for “Peter and the Starcatchers,? a new play presented by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theater at La Jolla Playhouse. The show is based on the best-selling book of the same name, written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. more

Baltzell Audio Design And ATK AudioTek Utilize JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays At 2009 Academy Awards

The 81st Annual Academy Awards took place February 22, 2009 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, commemorating the film industry’s most accomplished professionals and productions of 2008. For the event, Valencia, CA-based audio system provider ATK AudioTek deployed the sound reinforcement system, which was designed by Pat Baltzell of Baltzell Audio Design and included JBL VERTEC® line arrays. more

Soundcraft Studer Provides Outstanding Audio Support To The Kennedy Center In Washington D.C.

The John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts has recently upgraded its already superior audio system with the installation of Soundcraft and Studer digital mixing consoles into nine of its performance spaces. Equipping one of the worlds most prestigious and respected performing arts centers with new technologies is not an easy task, especially when considering the legacy system was of the highest standards, but three Soundcraft Vi6,™ one Soundcraft Vi4™ and a Studer® Vista 5 are up to the challenge. more

Crown and JBL Release VerTec® V4 DSP Presets For New I-Tech HD Series Amplifiers

In an example of co-engineering between Crown and JBL that ultimately benefits the entire worldwide VerTec® system owners’ community, JBL Professional’s V4 DSP presets are now available for Crown’s I-Tech HD series amplifiers.

“The V4 release for I-Tech HD is an important milestone that will provide immediate benefits to users due to improved sound quality and a 2dB increase in maximum SPL output thanks to new industry-standard setting LevelMAX™ limiting,? stated Paul Bauman, JBL’s Director of Tour Sound Product & Application Engineering. “LevelMAX was a joint development involving JBL, Crown, and BSS engineering and is a significant step forward in providing our users exactly what they need to get the most out of their systems – highly sophisticated loudspeaker protection that is sonically transparent and electrically accurate in terms of what is going on at the transducer level when it comes to peak, RMS, and thermal protection,? Bauman added. more

RECESSION PUSHES HD VIDEO TO LOCAL DIGITAL SIGNAGE

SEATTLE, WA – In a time of recession, the team at .advancedMethod has responded to customer demand and created a product to help businesses reduce costs. They came up with a brilliant idea: give the public the tools they need to create their own promotional materials and campaigns so that they can cut advertising costs. They tailored their economic digital signage system, express, with just that in mind and have today announced that they have added an additional feature to their product, HD video. more

Crestron DigitalMedia Now Available

Crestron DM Provides the Only Control and Distribution Solution for the Digital Age

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, March 11, 2009 — Crestron has released and is shipping its revolutionary new DigitalMedia™ product line, the only complete, integrated solution that manages, controls and distributes all analog and uncompressed digital content over twisted pair or fiber. The core of a Crestron DigitalMedia (DM) system consists of matrix switchers, repeaters and receivers. Flexible and modular, DM matrix switchers accept every type of signal and transmit them long distance as digital DM signals. Exclusive built-in QuickSwitch HD™ technology pre-authorizes HDCP keys and maintains a constant handshake for fast, uninterrupted HD switching. At the end points, DM receivers output HDMI and control to the display. Crestron DigitalMedia is the only solution that answers the challenges of tomorrow – today. more

SIM2 Declares CEDIA Management Conference a Success

Miramar, FL—March 12, 2009—SIM2 USA, recent sponsor the CEDIA Management Conference at the Carefree Resort & Villas in Carefree, Arizona, is pleased to declare this year’s event a success as the return on investment was phenomenal.

“As a second year sponsor of the conference, SIM2 reaffirmed its position as dedicated member of CEDIA, supporter of its initiatives, and leader in the growth of the custom installation industry,? said Alberto Fabiano, Western Regional Marketing and Sales Manager for SIM2 USA. “Armed with valuable insight from CEDIA’s premier partners, SIM2 continues its course for steady growth in 2009 with the development of key dealers relationships, garnered at the conference.? more

Fairlight Appoints Lukas Bower

lukas-bower.jpgFairlight has announced the appointment of Lukas Bower to the position of Sales Director for the Asia Pacific region.

A 20 year media industry veteran, Bower previously served as General Manager, Strategic Partnerships at Fairlight, where he was responsible for the successful Fairlight Partner Program as well as ongoing development of Fairlight’s CC-1 media processing platform. Prior to Fairlight, Bower served as Chief Technology Officer at Hollywood integrated digital media agency World Wide Wadio. Lukas has also worked as an award winning sound mixer and editor for Technicolor Sound, Fox, Warner Brothers and Sony Pictures, as well as the live sound mixer for “The Oprah Winfrey Show?. more

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