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Two Soundcraft GB4 Mixing Consoles Find Home Base At The Fengtai Softball Stadium For The Beijing 2008 Summer Games

Managing to connect a thin bat with a small round ball has been an athletic pursuit for a great many centuries, and it will take on new significance when women’s softball teams from around world converge on Beijing to play in the Olympics Softball event. The large stadium complex, which consists of two ball fields and one training field, with a seating capacity of 13,000 will require sound commensurate with its scale.

The sound systems feature two Soundcraft GB4 Series desks at their core. A 32-channel GB4 and a 16-channel GB4 are providing mixing and management for the combined sound systems that comprise of 12 Crown CTs 2000 amplifiers, seven CTs 3000 amplifiers and five Crown CTs 1200 amplifiers driving 64 JBL Application Engineered (AE) Series and Precision Directivity (PD) Series surface-mount loudspeakers with processing by 23 dbx DriveRack 260 processors and two dbx PB48 processors. The GB4 offers a comprehensive array of functions in a small and cost-effective footprint including GB30 mic preamps re-engineered circuit topology and EQ designs, rigid steel chassis and high-quality vertically mounted PCB channel strips. The dual-mode topology allows it to be used for FOH or monitor duties with fader control of group or aux outputs. more

Wassmann Audio Video And JBL Loudspeakers Blend Audio With Excitement At Multiple Six Flags Theme Parks Across The U.S.

Demonstrating the unmatched performance and ease of installation of JBL Control® Contractor loudspeakers and VRX line arrays, Wassmann Audio Video has installed sound systems in 10 Six Flags theme parks across the country. While each location poses its own acoustical challenges, JBL Control 29AV surface-mount loudspeakers and VRX932LA compact line array loudspeakers are prevalent in each park. more

Ammar Fawzy new Regional Sales Manager

Ammar Fawzy has been appointed Regional Sales Manager CCS for MEA. From August 20 onwards, Fawzy will be responsible for CCS issues in the Middle East and Africa (MEA)
Straubing, Germany Ammar Fawzy, 29, will join Telex as Regional Sales Manager, working on CCS (Critical Communication Systems) in the MEA regions. Following Telex’s growth strategy, Fawzy completes the sales team for this year and will report directly to Kamil Swobodzinski, Sales Director CCS & ACT for EMEA. more

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AURALEX CONTINUES ITS GREEN INITIATIVES BY INTRODUCING ECO-TECH ACOUSTICAL PANELS AT CEDIA 2008

Eco-Tech ProPanelsDENVER, CO – Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, continues its leadership in creating environmentally friendly products with the introduction of Eco-Tech, the company’s first green acoustical panel, at this year’s CEDIA show (Booth 630). Earlier this year, the company announced the first green acoustical foam product on the market, Eco-Friendly StudioFoam.

Eco-Tech brand acoustic panels are manufactured with a proprietary formulation of 100% recycled polyester fibers. Eco-Tech panels are truly “green?; reducing the ecological footprint of acoustic treatment and our dependence on fossil fuels, including foreign crude oil. The Eco-Tech family of products are designed with the environment in mind, yet retain the longevity and acoustical properties for which Auralex is known. Auralex Eco-Tech is manufactured without harmful Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC’s), which have been implicated in the depletion of the ozone layer. more

BSS Audio Soundweb Leads the Pack at Cycling Velodrome For The Beijing 2008 Summer Games

Few sports test an Olympic athlete the same way that cycling does. It requires maximum strength and endurance for the cyclist to perform at the highest level. At the Beijing 2008 Summer Games, cyclists are competing in the brand-new Laoshan Velodrome, whose sound system is only matched in excellence by the Olympians themselves.

Laoshan Velodrome, which will host all cycling during the Olympics, has a capacity of 6,000 spectators. It features a 250-meter oval shaped track and a total surface of 32,920 square meters. Positioned in the arena are the BSS Audio Soundweb Original SW9088iis, one dbx DriveRack 260 control, along with Crown CTS 600 and CTS 1200 amplifiers powering two JBL AC2212/64 and two JBL AM 4315/64 loudspeakers. The system was sold through Hong Kong-based distributor Advanced Communications Equipment (ACE). more

Break HDMI/DVI-D Distance Barriers with TV One’s CAT.5/6 Transmitters

ERLANGER, KY, August 20, 2008— TVOne-task’s newest product family consists of one CAT.5/6 transmitter and two receivers. The 1T-CT-621 transmitter used in conjunction with the 1T-CT-624 receiver can achieve distances up to 150m (450 feet) while the 1T-CT-628 receiver can achieve distances up to 250m (750 feet.) The units can handle maximum resolutions up to 1920×1200 and 1080p @ 60Hz with embedded audio. They are HDCP and v1.2 HDMI compliant. For normal operation, two Cat.5/5E or 6 cables are required, one for the main signal and one for the HDCP/DDC signal. Single cable operation is possible under certain circumstances but it is recommended that the user checks with TV One Tech Support. The receivers provide Gain and Equalization adjustments. The system is fully compatible with DVI-D signals. The unique TVOne-task locking power connectors are used to enhance overall system security. All three units are available for immediate shipment. The suggested retail price is listed below: more

WHDH-TV NEWS DELIVERS FULL COURT PRESS ON BOSTON CELTICS NBA VICTORY USING NUCOMM MICROWAVE TECHNOLOGY

Boston, MA, August 20, 2008 – Viewers who glued themselves to their television sets as the Boston Celtics claimed its first World Championship in more 20 years received the best seat in the house as WHDH-TV Channel 7 News broadcasted all of the post game festivities and ticker parade live using Nucomm’s CamPac 2 wireless camera transmitter and Newscaster DR diversity receiver. more

JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays Define International Standards At Miss Universe 2008 Pageant in Vietnam

Bi-coastal team of audio specialists with gear from Firehouse Productions and ATK/Audiotek enable live audio support for global broadcast.

The global adoption of JBL VERTEC® line arrays continues to grow with an international flavor as demonstrated by the specification and use of a full-scale VERTEC system for the 57th Miss Universe 2008 pageant. The event took place at the Crown Convention Centre, located at the scenic Diamond Bay Resort on the coast near Nha Trang City, Vietnam. Dayana Mendoza, Miss Venezuela, was crowned Miss Universe 2008 from a field of 80 hopeful contestants. The pageant was broadcast live by NBC in English and Telemundo in Spanish to more than one billion viewers in over 180 nations.

An all-star audio crew from the USA, including A-1 (lead engineer) New York-based Tom Holmes, Los Angeles-based digital console specialist Andrew “Fletch? Fletcher and Firehouse Productions’ system engineer Mark Dittmar, spearheaded the sound system setup, optimization and operation. Staged in a 7,500-seat performance space, the audio system needed to provide precision coverage with sufficient power to be heard throughout the venue, with adequate clarity to meet live broadcast standards. To achieve these goals, the professional audio team turned to VERTEC for the system’s loudspeaker components. more

Capitol Sales Company Accelerates Growth

img_4751.jpgJeff Kussard has been retained by Capitol Sales Company to help accelerate growth and drive new distribution business in the emerging technology space. As a Strategic Development Executive, Kussard joins the leadership team and will focus on enhancing the business development framework for all aspects of Capitol Sales.

“We’re thrilled that Jeff has agreed to partner with us and help move Capitol Sales to even higher levels of performance and success,? said Curt Hayes, Capitol Sales Company’s President and Chief Financial Officer. “Jeff’s expertise and 30 years of experience in our industry will add tremendous value to our planning efforts. Not only is he well known, but he is well respected. We’re honored that he’s coming on board, and have high expectations for results.? more

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Capitol Sales Company Expands Technical Sales and Design Team

ralph-abrahamson-suit.jpgRalph Abrahamson has joined the technical sales and design team at Capitol Sales Company, further enhancing Capitol’s industry role as a distributor of emerging technologies. Abrahamson will lead new business development for certified digital telephone system dealers, targeting both commercial and residential installers.

Capitol Sales Company ensures its commitment to providing the highest level of technical support and service in the industry by hiring sales representatives with expertise in the industry. “With 26 years of sales experience at Panasonic, a global leader in consumer electronics, Ralph has a wealth of experience,? said Curt Hayes, Capitol Sales Company’s President and Chief Financial Officer. “With incredible system design and customer service skills, he’s a great addition to our team and well positioned to immediately begin supporting our customers’ business needs.? more

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