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IN MEMORIAM: Neutrik USA President Jim Cowan, 1956-2008

jim-cowan_neutrik.jpgBy George Petersen

Jim Cowan passed away peacefully on November 5, 2008 after a bout with cancer. Well-known and loved throughout the audio industry, the 52-year-old Cowan was a 20 year veteran of Neutrik USA, starting out as general manager, and then moving on to vice-president and becoming president of the company in 2000.

A lifelong resident of the Garden State, Cowan was born and raised in Kearny, New Jersey, later making his home in the township of Toms River, along the Jersey Shore. After receiving his BA degree at Ocean County College, followed by a BS degree in marketing and economics and an MBA at Monmouth University, Cowan worked at Texas Instruments, Panduit Corp. and Dialight-Kulka-Smith, but found his real niche when he joined Neutrik in 1987. more

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ESP New York Selects Soundcraft’s Vi6™ For Diesel’s 30th Anniversary “xXx Rock and Roll Circus? Party Finale In Brooklyn

The Soundcraft Vi6 was among the elite attendees invited to the final stop of a 24-hour non-stop party hosted by Diesel to celebrate its 30th anniversary around the world. The “Diesel xXx Rock and Roll Circus? took place in 17 major cities across the world; commencing in Tokyo and moving to Beijing, Dubai, Athens, Amsterdam, Milan, Zurich, Munich, Paris, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Oslo, Helsinki, London, Sao Paulo, and finally had its grand finale on Pier 3 in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, October 11. more

Fairlight Appoints SoundWorks

Fairlight (www.fairlightau.com) is delighted to announce the appointment of Danish company SoundWorks as its distributor for the whole of Scandinavia (www.soundworks.dk).
John Lancken of Fairlight with Michael Miller of SoundWorks
With extensive experience in the broadcast, pro audio and MI markets, SoundWorks is ideally placed to promote Fairlight’s range of award-winning media production systems, including Constellation, Xynergi, Anthem and PyxisTrack video. more

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NSCA University Names 2008 Educator, Instructors of the Year

Students gain valuable knowledge from University courses

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, November 4, 2008 —Dan Erickson of General Communications was recently named NSCA University’s Educator of the Year. Erickson received NSCA’s top education award based on student feedback from his course, “Networking Issues that Impact AV Integrators and Designers,? which he taught for the College of System Design during NSCA University™ at InfoComm 08. more

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EARN NATIONAL RECOGNITION THROUGH NSCA EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS AWARDS

Distinguished Awards Honor Integrator Achievements

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, October 27, 2008 — NSCA members who have shown exceptional achievements can share their expertise with peers and customers through NSCA’s Excellence in Business Awards. The awards will be presented at the 2009 NSCA Business and Leadership Conference, sponsored by InfoComm International, February 26-28, in Phoenix, AZ. more

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Projector Lamp Services Now Provides NEW Complete Projector Lamps

Projector Lamp Services, LLC (PLS) now offers NEW complete lamp assemblies for a variety of front projectors and RPTVs.
For PLS, the priority is ensuring that customers receive exceptional service. In expanding the offering of lamp replacement possibilities, PLS now provides customers with access to new lamps that are completely assembled and ready for installation. Distributors are welcome to contact PLS about special pricing and availability. more

Global Television Puts Wohler’s Audio and Video Monitoring Systems at Heart of Australia’s Most Advanced OB Units

HAYWARD, Calif. — Nov. 4, 2008 — PANORAMAdtv, the video products division of Wohler Technologies Inc., today announced that Australia’s Global Television is installing Wohler audio and video monitoring equipment in two new state-of-the-art HD OB trucks. Wohler’s compact HD/SD monitoring solutions will simplify high-resolution audio and video monitoring of Global Television’s programming, which includes many of the country’s highest profile reality, entertainment, and sports programs. more

SHURE RAISES CONCERN OVER FCC ‘WHITE SPACES’ DECISION

Company Applauds Industry Support and Commits to Work With Customers to Protect Wireless Microphone Transmissions

NILES, IL, November 4, 2008 — The Federal Communications Commission today voted to allow technology companies like Google, Microsoft, Dell, and Motorola to produce “white spaces? devices that will use the same radio frequency (RF) spectrum now being used by wireless microphone systems. Final text of the rules is not yet available, but the order is purported to greatly reduce the amount of clear spectrum available for use by professional audio and communications equipment. more

NSCA University Names 2008 Educator, Instructors of the Year

Dan EricksonStudents gain valuable knowledge from University courses

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, November 4, 2008 —Dan Erickson of General Communications was recently named NSCA University’s Educator of the Year. Erickson received NSCA’s top education award based on student feedback from his course, “Networking Issues that Impact AV Integrators and Designers,? which he taught for the College of System Design during NSCA University™ at InfoComm 08. more

Sensaphonics announces Economic Stimulus Program

Sensaphonics Economic Stimulus BucksSensaphonics Hearing Conservation, the industry leader in custom silicone earphones for musicians, has announced a limited-time trade-in program for users of other brands of custom earphones. The program, first of its kind in the industry, offers a $250 price reduction on all Sensaphonics custom earphones – including the 2X-S, 2MAX, and 3D Active Ambient models – to customers who send in their old custom earphones in trade. The program runs through the end of the 2008 calendar year. more

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