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Landmark Kansas City Venue Gets the Full Renkus-Heinz Treatment

Kansas City, MO – July 2012…  The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is the centerpiece of Kansas City’s downtown revival. The futuristic 285,000-square-foot, $413 million project links the city’s downtown center with its landmark Crossroads Arts and Power & Light Districts, and is home to the Kansas City Symphony, Kansas City Ballet, and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City.

The two performance spaces – Muriel Kauffman Theatre and Helzberg Hall – were designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie. Both were created using ultra-modern, sound-isolating building-within-a-building construction; a foundation, walls, and roof surrounded by fully independent foundation, walls, and roof.

The 1600-seat Helzberg Hall, home to the Kansas City Symphony, offers seating in a semi-circular “vineyard-style” configuration that surrounds more than 270 degrees of the massive 2700-square-foot stage, placing no seat more than 100 feet away.

Consultants Engineering Harmonics, whose team included Senior Consultant Martin Van Dijk, Associate Consultant Roer Gans, and designer Russ Noble, worked with Nagata Acoustics to design the sound system, which was installed by Clair Brothers. With the venue’s acoustics primarily designed for symphonic sound, the hall essentially called for dual systems – one for music, the other for voice intelligibility.

The main performance system is centered around Renkus-Heinz ST-Series reference point arrays, with left and right clusters of ST4, augmented by ST-2M cabinets. Rear and side fills are amply covered with ST2-R and ST2-MR boxes, while TRX62H compact systems provide over balcony fills. A dozen PNX112 Subswoofers are built into the stage lip, while 72 Iconyx SSL drivers are built into a custom baffle inside the balcony for additional coverage.

The innovative voice reinforcement system utilizes three Iconyx IC16-5 digitally steered arrays. The three columns are arranged in a 360-degree configuration, with each column covering a 120-degree pattern. The “voice stick” is concealed in the ceiling, descending from its soffit inside the 100,000-lb acoustical reflector canopy above the stage.

The massive, seven-story glass enclosed lobby was also treated to Iconyx systems to help with spoken word intelligibility, with three more Ic16-R arrays concealed behind a metal grille.

“The Iconyx definitely helped to focus the sound in a very challenging environment,” says Ciair Brothers Project Manager Dustin Goen. “I don’t see how it could have been done with any other kind of loudspeakers.”

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Headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California, Renkus-Heinz, Inc. is the worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of audio operations networks, digitally steerable arrays, powered and non-powered loudspeakers, system specific electronics and fully integrated Reference Point Array systems.

 

ALTINEX DEBUTS PNP417 POP-N-PLUG INTERCONNECT BOX

**** Photo: Altinex PNP417 Pop-N-Plug interconnect box ****

Brea, CA – July 2012… Altinex, the leading manufacturer of Signal Management Solutions®, is pleased to announce the availability of the PNP417 Pop-N-Plug interconnect box, another addition to the ever-expanding line of Pop-N-Plug interconnect offerings. Customizable to almost any tabletop, the PNP417 interconnect box offers convenient, one touch access to a variety of video, audio, computer, network, and power connections—making the tabletop connection point attractive for any boardroom or conference room table. more

ALTINEX ANNOUNCES DS801-112 / 113 VGA / COMPONENT + AUDIO UTP TRANSMITTER / RECEIVER

**** Photo: Altinex DS801-112 / 113 transmitter and receiver ****

Brea, CA – June 2012… Altinex, the leading manufacturer of Signal Management Solutions®, is pleased to announce the availability of the DS801-112 and DS801-113 VGA / Component + Audio UTP Transmitter and Receiver. Compact and easy to use, the DS801-112 / 113 transmitter and receiver provide a convenient means of sending video (computer or component) and analog audio over a single Twisted Pair-type (CAT-5/6) cable—making these products ideal for transmitting presentation video and audio signals to a remote display and audio receiver or amplifier. more

Digital Rapids Honoured with Deluxe Outstanding Technical Achievement Award

June 26, 2012 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids announced today that the company has been honoured as the recipient of the 2012 Deluxe Outstanding Technical Achievement Award. The award recognizes Digital Rapids’ technical innovation in developing solutions and technology that further the ability of content creators and owners to effectively engage their audience. The award was presented during a special luncheon during the Banff World Media Festival, held June 10-13, 2012. more

ALTINEX ANNOUNCES MUSE™ POWER, HDMI®, AND IR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

**** Photo: Altinex Muse power, HDMI, and IR control distribution system ****

Brea, CA – June 2012… At this year’s InfoComm show in Las Vegas, NV, Altinex, a leading manufacturer of Signal Management Solutions®, introduced Muse, a revolutionary system for distributing power, HDMI, and IR control signals in AV systems. This new, disruptive technology dramatically changes the way integrators install AV systems—particularly in environments where multiple video displays are required, such as sports bars and digital signage applications. With the ability to distribute power, HDMI, and IR control signals up to 300 feet (90m) over a single, low voltage, shielded CAT-6 cable, Muse is an innovative system that enables AV Integrators to eliminate the worry of electrical outlet placement. Muse provides AV installers full control of their projects. more

AVIOM PRO64 ALLFRAME SYSTEM AT ENVY NIGHTLIFE IN THE ROUTE 66 CASINO HOTEL

In his system design for the Envy Nightlife nightclub in the Route 66 Casino Hotel in Albuquerque, NM, Nathan Powell, president and owner of PTC Group, Inc. (Production Technology Consultants Group, Inc.), replaced the traditional analog signal chain with an Aviom Pro64® audio network featuring the AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O System on stage to provide a very clean stage setup and superior sound for this performance-based nightclub setting (InfoComm Booth C10146). more

Extron’s New Modular Fiber Optic HDMI Extender Now Shipping

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the new PowerCage FOX HDMI fiber optic extender, a modular transmitter and receiver set that enables long haul transmission of HDCP-compliant HDMI, audio, and control signals over fiber optic cabling. Engineered for reliability and exceptional high resolution image performance, it uses Extron all-digital technology to deliver pixel-perfect transmission of HDMI computer-video images up to 1920×1200 resolution, including HDTV 1080p/60. Integrator-friendly features include Key Minder®, EDID Minder®, Auto Input Memory, audio embedding/de-embedding, audio gain and attenuation, internal test patterns, and real-time system monitoring. The transmission capabilities and comprehensive feature set of the PowerCage FOX HDMI make it ideal for a wide range of applications requiring long distance extension of high resolution content with the highest quality. more

Extron Quantum® HDCP-Compliant HDMI Input and Output Cards are Now Shipping

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of HDMI Input and Output Cards that add HDMI connectivity and HDCP compliance to the Extron Quantum Elite Videowall Processing System. These cards enable presentation of Blu-ray Disc, digital satellite or cable, and other HDCP-encrypted sources on HDCP-compliant displays. The Quantum HDMI Input Cards accept two HDMI inputs at resolutions up to 1920×1200 and HDTV 1080p/60. The Quantum HDMI Output Cards include two HDMI outputs for driving two videowall displays at resolutions up to 1920×1200 and HDTV 1080p/60, and display up to 128 windows per output card. The input and output cards feature high performance scaling technology to optimize real-time image processing and ensure high quality image presentation on videowall displays. The Quantum Connect videowall processor is also available in HDCP-compliant system configurations. more

Extron Now Shipping HDCP-Compliant HDMI Fiber Optic Extenders

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the FOXBOX HDMI fiber optic transmitter and receiver set for long haul transmission of HDCP-compliant HDMI video, audio, and RS-232 control signals over fiber optic cabling. Engineered for reliability and exceptional high resolution image performance, the fiber optic transmitter and receiver use Extron-exclusive all digital technology to deliver pixel-for-pixel performance with signals up to 1920×1200, including HDTV 1080p/60. Available in multimode and singlemode models, FOXBOX HDMI products include Key Minder®, EDID Minder®, Auto Input Memory, RS-232 control from multiple locations, internal test patterns, and real-time system monitoring. EDID Minder manages EDID communication and Key Minder supports continuous authentication of HDCP compliance, providing enhanced and simplified integration. Compact, low profile enclosures allow for discreet installation such as behind a flat-panel display. more

Mediatec Chooses LYNX Technik Interfaces for New Streamlined OB Van Concept

Mediatec Broadcast, a European provider that specializes in the management and delivery of technical solutions for broadcast and event productions, has chosen LYNX Technik modular interface solutions for the production and broadcast of sporting and other special events throughout Europe. The new Mediatec OB Van will be based in Sweden and is currently being used for the media and television production services of Sweden’s most popular and elite sports league, the Swedish Hockey League.

Broadcast Solutions, a system integrator and sales & service partner of LYNX Technik implemented the complete Outside Broadcast Van (OB Van) for Mediatec, which was delivered at the end of February 2012. more

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