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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

Vaddio Introduces New ProductionVIEW Precision Camera Controller at WFX 2008

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (November 4, 2008) – Vaddio, the leading designer and OEM distributor of specialty PTZ cameras and high-end camera control systems used in the broadcasting, audio/visual and videoconferencing industries, introduced today the new ProductionVIEW Precision Camera Controller™.

Taking the existing ProductionVIEW Super Joystick™ a step further, the Precision Camera Controller upgrades the robotic camera controller to a broadcast-quality joystick for extremely smooth and accurate pan, tilt and zoom control. In addition, it integrates CCU image control functionality into the system allowing users to control red and blue gain, detail, and iris with adjustable gain. One-push white balance (OPWB), auto white balance (AWB) and auto iris are also available to those who desire a more automated image control system. The CCU control surface gives system users real-time knobs and buttons to control each of these functions. more

Centronics Now Distributes Platinum Tools

CentronicsSTEVENSVILLE, Md. Nov. 3, 2008 — Centronics, Inc. (centronics.com), a leading distributor of audio, video, and accessory products for the security, commercial, and residential markets since 1959, is proud to announce it now distributes Moorpark, Calif.-based Platinum Tools’ complete line of installation tools and accessories. more

Intelix Introduces High-Definition 110 Punch-down Wallplate Balun

Intelix AVO-V3AD-WP110Middleton, WI- Intelix LLC, U.S. manufacturer of audio/video equipment and software, recently announced the release of the AVO-V3AD-WP110 wallplate balun, which distributes a high-definition component video and digital audio signal up to 500 feet over standard Cat 5 cabling.

The AVO-V3AD-WP110 is one of several new Intelix wallplate baluns featuring 110 punch-down termination. more

Vitel S.A. Brings Futuristic Presentation To Historic Wine Museum With JBL Loudspeakers

In a unique application of JBL loudspeakers, Vitel S.A. recently installed a sophisticated A/V system at the Atalaya Museum in Jerez de la Frontera in Spain. Within the Museum is an old winery surrounded by gardens and ancient trees, which has been renovated to house the “Jerez’s Mystery? exhibit, which documents the discovery of Jerez’s prized jerezano wine. more

TOA Establishes New Distribution Channel Sales Group Appoints Pete Carletti, Distributor Sales Representative

September 5, 2008 — SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA — TOA Electronics, Inc. recently announced the establishment of a new sales group focused on supporting the distribution channel. Pete Carletti has joined TOA as its Distributor Sales Representative and will manage TOA’s sales efforts to key regional and national distributors for its audio and security products. more

Harman Professional Supports Recording Community With Sponsorship Of New GRAMMY Museum In Downtown Los Angeles

grammy-sponsorship.JPGConsistent with its longstanding support of the professional recording community, Harman Professional today announced its sponsorship of the new GRAMMY MuseumSM at L.A. LIVE, which opens in downtown Los Angeles in December. In doing so, the company will provide category-leading audio technologies from its JBL, Crown, BSS Audio, AKG and Soundcraft brands which will be deployed throughout the ambitious and impressive new museum and will also be the lead sponsor of The Recording Academy®’s Producers & Engineers Wing exhibit to be named ?Playback: From Mono to Surround.? more

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YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO TRAINING RETURNS TO NEW YORK CITY WITH SHURE MICROPHONES

BUENA PARK, Calif.─On November 4th & 5th, Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Seminars (YCATS) will be held in New York City in collaboration with Shure Microphones, offering a unique two-day comprehensive Sound Reinforcement seminar that will include:

- Wired and wireless microphone types, use and selection/applications
- Digital snakes and applications more

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