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Barix Streams the Pope at Bresso Airport

M.M.S. Srl (Milano Music Service) selects Barix as Audio over IP streaming solution for VII World Meeting of Families

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, July 24, 2012 – Audio over IP pioneer Barix AG provided a high-quality streaming solution for the VII World Meeting of Families at the Bresso Airport near Milan, Italy, wirelessly delivering religious services in real-time to more than 300 loudspeakers positioned throughout the grounds.

The Catholic Church organizes the World Meeting of Families every three years. This year’s five-day event was held May 30 through June 3, including two main services led by Pope Benedict XVI. An estimated one million people were on hand at Bresso Airport to witness the services, which were also broadcast on television worldwide.

M.M.S. Srl, a premier Italian audio/visual company, provided the audio distribution installation and selected Barix IP audio products for their reliability and cost-efficiency. Four Barix Exstreamer 500 devices encoded the audio for streaming over an Ubiquiti Nanostation 5 AirMax 5.4 Ghz network, feeding four transmission towers.

The Exstreamer 500 devices provided the very low latency required to deliver pristine-quality audio streams in real-time.

M.M.S. Srl also connected 22 Barix Exstreamer 100 devices to Ubiquiti Nanostation receivers for reliable audio decoding at the loudspeaker points. The loudspeakers were distributed amongst 24 towers to cover numerous audio paths, with the most distant end points located approximately three-quarters of a mile from the stage.

“It was imperative that the audio was carried wirelessly, and the other products we tested did not come close to the consistency of the Barix products,” said Domenico Carnuccio, sound engineer, M.M.S. Srl. “They allowed us to deploy a strong audio network in a short amount of time and at a reasonable price.”

About Barix AG (www.barix.com)
Barix AG, headquartered in Zurich Switzerland, specializes in research and development of state of the art IP based communication and control technology. The company is a long-term and reliable supplier of IP audio and control devices, with more than 150,000 devices shipped in its first decade of business. Barix products are stand-alone and able to remotely connect worldwide over standard networks / Internet offering new and improved solutions to the commercial audio distribution, communication and automation industry. Barix products provide solutions in Audio over IP (audio distribution and monitoring, communication, security) and automation (remote controlling, monitoring and maintenance).

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Barix AG, Seefeldstrasse 303, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
Phone: +41 43 43322 11, Fax: +41 44 2742849
Barix Technology Inc, St. Paul, MN – (866) 815-0866

http://www.barix.com

http://www.ip-audio.info

BLUMENTHAL PERFORMING ARTS LOOKS TO LECTROSONICS WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY

* Photo: Morgan Calma (left) and Robert Schoneman (right) *

Charlotte, NC – July 2012… Blumenthal Performing Arts’ venues are home to premier Broadway touring attractions as well as the Charlotte Symphony, Community School of the Arts, North Carolina Dance Theatre, On Q Productions, Opera Carolina, Queen City Theatre Company, and The Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography and Film. As the cultural hub of the greater Charlotte area, there are high expectations for every type of event that takes place here. That’s precisely why—when it comes to wireless microphone performance—the organization relies on its sizeable contingent of wireless microphone systems from Rio Rancho, NM-based Lectrosonics. more

ALTINEX ANNOUNCES TNP602 / TNP602C TABLETOP INTERCONNECT BOXES

**** Photo: Altinex TNP602 Tabletop Interconnect Box ****

Brea, CA – July 2012… Altinex, the leading manufacturer of Signal Management Solutions®, is pleased to announce the availability of theTNP602 / TNP602C Tabletop Interconnect Boxes, two more additions to the ever-expanding line of Tilt ‘N Plug interconnect offerings. As a versatile interconnect solution designed for installation into tables, podiums, or other furniture as part of an AV presentation system, the TNP602 / TNP602C offer 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

Extron Fiber Optic USB Extender Now Shipping

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the new FOX USB Extender, a fiber optic transmitter and receiver set capable of extending USB 2.0 signals over very long distances. Peripheral devices can be located up to 10 km (6.25 miles) from the host computer. The FOX USB Extender is an efficient solution for professional AV system designs that require KVM – Keyboard/Video/Mouse support, reducing the need for additional IP network drops, equipment, and software. To ensure proper system boot-up and operation in switching environments, the transmitter enables uninterrupted communication between the host computer and USB device. The FOX USB Extender is ideal for extending USB signals over long distances in a wide variety of professional AV applications. more

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

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