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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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VITEC GROUP COMPANIES CLEAR-COM® AND NUCOMM STRIKE GOLD AT 2008 BEIJING OLYMPICS

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BEIJING, CHINA, August 18, 2008 – The Vitec Group Broadcast Systems Division companies Clear-Com® Communication Systems and Nucomm are going for the gold at this year’s 2008 Beijing Olympics. Both companies are helping viewers stay close to all of the action as the broadcast networks assume their positions for the coverage of the games. more

Wisdom Audio Launches In-Wall/In-Ceiling Subwoofer for the Award-Nominated High-End Sage Series Audio System Line at 2008 CEDIA Expo

CARSON CITY, Nev., August 18, 2008 — Wisdom Audio (www.wisdomaudio.com), the leader in planar magnetic technologies, is proud to announce that it will launch the new S90i in-wall/in-ceiling Sage Series subwoofer at the 2008 CEDIA Expo, held in Denver from Sept. 4-7 at the Colorado Convention Center, booth SR-16. The dynamic, highly efficient, custom installer friendly S90i provides reference quality, category-leading bass performance in conjunction with the new award-nominated Sage Series line of speakers and electronics.

“We are delighted with the class-leading performance of the Sage S90i subwoofer,? said Mark Glazier, Wisdom Audio president. “It transcends the previous limitations of in-wall subwoofer designs and ideally complements our Sage Series planar magnetic loudspeaker systems. Finally, there is a high-end subwoofer solution for customers who desire fully-integrated speaker systems with no-compromise performance.? more

L-ACOUSTICS Launches K1/KUDO Pilot Program

k1_preview.jpgOXNARD, California – August 2008 – L-ACOUSTICS is pleased to announce the launch of the K1/KUDO™ Pilot Program. This announcement follows the recent publication of an interview with Christian Heil and Stéphane Ecalle at Prolight 2008 in which L-ACOUSTICS unveiled the V-DOSC® sequel and the future creation of a global DOSC Network.

The K1/KUDO Pilot Program will be proposed primarily to existing members of the DOSC Network–primarily V-DOSC and KUDO owners with an interest in advanced field proofing of the new K1/KUDO/LA8 system architecture for stadium and arena applications. more

Sirius Integrators Provide Crown Audio’s I-Tech Amplifiers For Bruce Springsteen European Tour

Taking advantage of the power and flexibility of Crown’s I-Tech Series amplifiers, Sirius Showequipment AG of Niederdorfelden, Germany provided Audio Analysts with over 100 of Crown’s I-Tech amplifiers for use on the Bruce Springsteen tour throughout Europe. The European leg of the 23-stop tour began with three shows in Dublin, Ireland on May 22nd, 23rd and 24th followed by four shows throughout the U.K. The tour continued in Dusseldorf and Hamburg, Germany with a single appearance in Amsterdam in between on June 18th. Antwerp, Belgium; Milan, Italy; Paris, France and Copenhagen, Denmark were all treated to single-night appearances of “The Boss.? The tour continued to Oslo, Norway and Helsinki, Finland before concluding with four nights in three locations in Spain: San Sebastian, Madrid and Barcelona. The tour then returned to the U.S with a 3-night stint in Springsteen’s home state of New Jersey at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford. more

Harman Audio Products Finish On Top At 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony

JBL VERTEC® speakers, Crown I-Tech amplifiers and Soundcraft Vi6 Digital Consoles specified for spectacular event sound system design.

In one of the most-watched global media events of the year,the 2008 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing was held on Friday, August 8 at the newly-constructed Beijing National Stadium (known informally as “The Bird’s Nest?). The Opening Ceremony marked the beginning of the 29th Olympic Summer Games. While the Stadium normally has a capacity of 80,000, an additional 11,000 temporary seats helped accommodate the 91,000 spectators at the ceremony, which lasted nearly four hours, and included four segments: the opening address, artistic performances, entrance of the competing athletes, and lighting of the primary Olympic torch flame inside the stadium. more

Fairlight Appoints Total Audio Solutions in the UK

In a move to support significant growth in the UK, Fairlight has appointed Total Audio Solutions as its new Business Partner, with responsibility for its entire range of ground-breaking audio for video products.

Total Audio Solutions, which was set up as a professional audio facilities company in 1996, has a wealth of experience in the music, broadcast and post production markets. It distributes and supplies premium quality pro audio brands and also designs, specifies, supplies and installs equipment into outside broadcast vehicles, radio, television and recording studios.

Fairlight’s Sales & Marketing Director, Stuart DeMarais, says: “Joining forces with a highly respected and diversified technology supplier like Total Audio Solutions will enable us to introduce the Fairlight platform to much wider audience and allow us to engage a much larger customer base. The recent UK wide Xynergi ‘road show’ proved how much enthusiasm and potential there is out there for our products and we’re looking forward to an exciting year of growth? more

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