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coolux International Appoints Independent Sales Representative for Mid-Atlantic Territory

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. — Dec. 3, 2008 — coolux, a world-leading provider of award-winning solutions for real-time media control, compositing, editing, and 3-D image processing, has signed Audio Associates as the company’s new representative in the mid-Atlantic region. Audio Associates has served this market for the past 24 years, supplying complete media and A/V solutions to high-profile end users working in the sound, broadcast, presentation, and lighting markets. more

SI’s New Projector Screen “EZ-snap? Frames Now Shipping

SI’s new Reference and Performance Series “EZ-snap? projector screen frame systemAustin, Texas, Dec. 2, 2008 – SI (www.siscreens.com) is proud to announce that its new Reference and Performance Series “EZ-snap? projector screen frame system is now shipping.

“The ‘EZ-snap’ system was very well received by customers and the media alike when launched at the recent CEDIA Expo,? explained Ryan Gustafson, SI V.P. of business development. “Our customers love our new projector screens, but ‘EZ-snap’ represents the next evolution in creating the ultimate home theater experience. We pride ourselves on listening to our customers, and when they inquired for an enhanced and quicker way of installing our screens, we answered the call with SI’s new Reference and Performance ‘EZ-snap’ frames.? more

Wisdom Audio Launches New Website

www.wisdomaudio.comCARSON CITY, Nev., Dec. 2, 2008 — Wisdom Audio (www.wisdomaudio.com), the leader in planar magnetic technologies, is proud to announce that it has launched its new redesigned website on the heels of shipping the new multi award-winning Sage Series architectural, in-wall, on-wall, and freestanding audio systems. more

SHURE ANNOUNCES REBATES OF UP TO $1,000 FOR 700 MHz WIRELESS SYSTEMS

NILES, IL, December 1, 2008 — Shure Incorporated today announced a rebate program of up to $1,000 for the trade-in of Shure 700 MHz frequency band (698-806 MHz) wireless systems and other related components purchased before February 1, 2007, and for any other manufacturers’ qualifying 700 MHz frequency band wireless systems and their related components.

“Our number one priority is to provide our customers with the highest quality products, service, and more

STIERNBERG CONSULTING LAUNCHES WHITE PAPER SERIES

John StiernbergFirm dispenses wisdom, identifies trends, examines paradigm changes around the world

SHERMAN OAKS, CA, December 1, 2008—Stiernberg Consulting brings real and valuable counsel to a global community of clients within the converging entertainment technology, music products, and electronic systems industries. As the firm closes out this, its 15th anniversary year, it continues to invest in the industry at large by introducing Stiernberg Consulting White Papers—Connecting the Dots, a free, online resource. more

Rise Vision, Inc. Eliminates Set-Up Fee, Improves Branding Capabilities and Live Data Feeds for Rise Display Network Digital Signage Content Management System

Software-as-a-Service content management system enables users to access new features immediately and bypass costly and time-consuming internal upgrades

rise-vision-logo-color-screen.gifETOBICOKE, Ontario – December 2, 2008 – Rise Vision, Inc., a provider of a web-based content management system for the control of digital signage networks, has issued the Fall ’08 Release of its Rise Display Network (RDN) service. A Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based content management system sold via the reseller channel, the Rise Display Network is updated quarterly by Rise Vision, enabling all users to have immediate access to new features to manage their digital signage networks.

New features to the Rise Display Network include:

No Set-Up Fee for New Accounts: The new version of the Rise Display Network is easier and more flexible than ever to configure, which means that users no longer require assistance from Rise to develop their own unique and branded presentations. Rise is passing along the savings to users by eliminating the Company Set-Up Fee. Users that desire assistance can still purchase a Creative Starter Package that includes consultation and up to five hours of time from Rise’s team of creative professionals. more

NuVision® Appoints Chris Porter Vice President – Engineering & Product Management

Chris Porter, NuVision Vice President – Engineering & Product ManagementScottsdale, Ariz., Dec. 2, 2008 – NuVision® U.S. Inc., a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based manufacturer of high performance 1080p Deep Black™ LCD displays, is proud to announce that it has appointed industry veteran Chris Porter to the position of Vice President – Engineering & Product Management. In this role, Porter will be responsible for the engineering, product development, product management, and quality assurance of NuVision’s acclaimed LCD and accessory product lines. more

L-ACOUSTICS Appoints Jochen Frohn International Business Development Director

jochen_frohn.jpgMARCOUSSIS, France – November 2008 – L-ACOUSTICS’ worldwide headquarters in Marcoussis, France, announces the recent appointment of Jochen Frohn to the position of international business development director.

Frohn has extensive managerial experience in the pro audio industry, notably 14 years at Crest, where he served in a variety of roles including director of sales and marketing, Crest Europe, Middle East, Africa, and managing director of the company’s German subsidiary. more

THE WHITE SPACE RULING: CHICKEN LITTLE CAN TAKE A DEEP SIGH OF RELIEF

joe_ciaudelli_new.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – NOVEMBER 2008: Following the recent ruling by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding proposed “white space” consumer devices, Sennheiser is taking steps to assure users of wireless audio products that the sky will not fall after February 17th (the deadline for the digital TV conversion). The anticipation of these changes has caused a great deal of anxiety for many customers. However, not only have a variety of safeguards been put in place by the FCC ruling to help prevent interference between the unlicensed consumer devices and RF wireless microphones, but Sennheiser is launching enhanced customer service and support programs. As a first level, Sennheiser is offering a free initial consultation service via phone to answer questions from users or dealers and to address each individual situation. Anyone wishing to receive a call from an RF specialist regarding the operation of any wireless mic or monitoring equipment after February 17, 2009 may sign-up on the company’s dedicated website www.sennheiserusa.com/spectrumreallocation. Higher level services will include on-site spectrum analysis, frequency coordination, as well as service contracts. more

SUBMIT YOUR TRACK TO SENNHEISER’S “MY SONG” CONTEST: ENTER TO WIN A TEN-PIECE SENNHEISER MIC KIT AND STAR IN AN AD!

mysong_contest.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – NOVEMBER 2008: With Sennheiser’s “My Song” contest, the spotlight is on you and your original song. Now through March 31, 2009, high school students can enter to win a free ten-piece, professional-grade Sennheiser evolution microphone kit and a spot in an upcoming Sennheiser ad! What’s more, you’ll also be featured on the Sennheiser Artist site (www.sennheiserusa.com/artists) alongside such performers as Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Paramore!

To enter, visit www.sennheiserusa.com/MySong and hit the “click to enter” button. You’ll need to submit a direct link to your original song (which can be uploaded to sites like YouTube or MySpace) along with the title of your track. The five best songs will be chosen by a panel of secret judges. The lucky grand-prize winner will be selected by one of your favorite Sennheiser-endorsed artists! more

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