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DANLEY LOUDSPEAKERS DELIVER RECORDING STUDIO, CONCERT SOUND TO EAST WEST CHURCH

eastwest_church.JPGMARIETTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 2009: Although the appeal of the services at East West Church in Marietta, Georgia cuts across generations and backgrounds, their content is unabashedly dynamic and contemporary. The church recently moved all of their activities to an under-equipped family life center so that their 450-seat sanctuary could undergo a dramatic renovation. Everything, from the all-important audio system to the carpeting underfoot, benefited from the overhaul. East West Church hired Nashville-based powerhouse Pro Audio Solutions to deliver fidelity and “bigness” worthy of their technically-polished and uniquely inspired services. Pro Audio Solutions’, Scott Oliver, director of contracting, made good with a Danley-centered system that’s clean enough to mix an album on! more

Platinum Tools® Announces All-In-One Modular Plug Crimp Tool

Platinum Tools All-In-One Modular Plug Crimp Tool (P/N: 12503)MOORPARK, Calif., April 21, 2009 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to introduce the All-In-One Modular Plug Crimp Tool (P/N: 12503). Now shipping with an MSRP $29.95, the All-In-One is designed for a broad range of telecom and network, security, residential structured wiring, whole house and custom install A/V, and professional and commercial A/V applications. The tool combines a rugged design with the convenience of terminating all popular plug configurations used in voice, data, and A/V installations. more

FOUR STAR WIRE & CABLE, inc. launches new Website

Sterling Heights MI – - April 16, 2009 – Four Star Wire and Cable, a leading force in wire and cable distribution as well as custom assemblies for networking, audio, video and lighting, is excited to launch its highly anticipated new and improved website. www.fourstarwire.com has taken on a whole new look with a vast array of new features. more

Markertek Forms New European Branch With Acquisition of UK’s Composite Video, Ltd.

Markertek UK LogoSAUGERTIES, NY and LONDON, UK — April 20, 2009Markertek, a leading broadcast and pro-audio supply house, today announced that it has acquired Composite Video Limited, located in London. The new operation will be known as Markertek UK and will be an e-commerce and catalogue supplier of professional broadcast equipment and accessories.

Markertek UK will be the first specialized high definition supply house to serve the UK with unique proprietary solutions as well as immediate access to more than 600 broadcast manufacturers’ product lines,? said Charles Wagor III, marketing and event planning manager at Markertek UK. “Markertek already has a tremendous following in the UK and, with this acquisition; it establishes a home base for the European broadcast community.? more

Linear Acoustic Moves DTV Audio Quality Upstream With AERO.qc™

LANCASTER, Pa. — April 14, 2009 — At the 2009 NAB Show this month, Linear Acoustic is introducing the new AERO.qc™ Audio Quality Controller, which combines all of the essential loudness and reformatting tools required for maintaining a consistent viewer experience, including ITU loudness measurement, loudness correction, selective upmixing, metering, and monitoring. AERO.qc is designed to simplify operational integration when deployed at the head of the program chain — during ingest, origination, or in-house production — where correction can be applied manually or automatically to maintain program consistency. more

Linear Acoustic and Cobalt Digital Team Up to Ease Delivery of 5.1 Surround Sound

LANCASTER, Pa. — April 13, 2009 — As the current economic climate forces broadcasters to work under the constraints of ever-shrinking budgets, engineers and executives are demanding audio processing systems that feature more robust functionality in preparing legacy media assets for 5.1 delivery. Linear Acoustic and Cobalt Digital Inc. have teamed up to meet this need, uniting their advanced audio solutions by incorporating Linear Acoustic upMAX™ surround sound upmixing technology into Cobalt’s 9305 embedded audio delay processor. Together, these technologies allow broadcasters to receive any stereo pair source material and upmix it to 5.1 for storage or transmission, in turn providing their viewers with the highest level of audio quality. more

Wohler Mobile to Showcase Robust Solutions for Mission-Critical Monitoring Applications at 2009 NAB Show

HAYWARD, Calif. — April 13, 2009 — Wohler Technologies Inc. today announced that Wohler Mobile, packed with state-of-the-art processing and monitoring products, will be making a stop on the 2009 NAB Show floor. Proudly adorned in Wohler blue, the 22-foot-long trailer demonstrates how easily Wohler products provide key functionality even in the most space-constrained production applications. more

Harmonic’s Rhozet Business Unit Dramatically Improves H.264 Transcoding Quality and Performance

Sunnyvale, Calif. — April 16, 2009 — Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) today unveiled the latest enhancements to its Rhozet™ Carbon Coder™ universal media transcoding solution. New capabilities include a dramatic performance increase in H.264 transcoding, improved output quality, improved support for Avid®-based workflows and support for Microsoft® Smooth Streaming. At the 2009 NAB Show, booth #SL9728, Rhozet will demonstrate these enhancements and also preview an automated quality control solution which fits into the Carbon Server workflow and minimizes the manual review of input and output files. more

Harmonic Features ATSC Mobile Video Compression Technology at NAB 2009

Sunnyvale, Calif. — April 16, 2009 — Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that its market-leading DiviCom® encoders and ProStream™ 4000 multi-screen platform will power ATSC Mobile DTV technology demonstrations at the 2009 NAB Show. The DiviCom Electra® 8000 universal broadcast encoder, Harmonic’s newest and most advanced platform, offers a powerful design that reduces bit-rates without compromising video quality, enabling broadcasters to free up valuable spectrum for advanced services such as mobile video delivery. Harmonic’s ProStream™ 4000 provides real-time video compression optimized for the ATSC Mobile DTV format suitable for delivery to mobile devices. more

New Vaddio Single CCD HD Robotic PTZ Camera to be Unveiled at NAB 2009

hires-clearview-hd-18_iso.jpgMINNEAPOLIS, MN (April 17, 2009) – Vaddio announces the first single CCD, high quality HD Robotic PTZ camera, the ClearVIEW HD-18, at NAB 2009, Las Vegas, Nev., April 20 – 23, 2009, booth# C12427.

The groundbreaking ClearVIEW HD-18 is equipped with a 1/3?, 1.3 megapixel CCD imaging sensor, a glass multi-element wide dynamic zoom lens (18x optical), a tally light and a 1.8-lux rating, providing superior images in a wide range of high-definition video applications. The HD-18 is the only multi-format PTZ camera that delivers component HD in 1080p, 1080i or 720p and simultaneous SD video. Control runs via VISCA command protocol or the IR remote that is supplied. High-torque, micro-stepper precision robotics enhance performance with smooth pan/tilt operation for accurate camera movement and control. The HD-18 is compatible with any Polycom or TANDBERG videoconferencing codec. more

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