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Illinois School District Uses Hitachi StarBoard to Deliver Innovative Lessons

Western Spring School District 101, IL Integrates Hitachi Interactive Whiteboards In All Subject Matters At Elementary School Level

In an effort to provide its students with the optimal 21st century classroom experience, Western Springs School District 101 in Western Springs, Illinois has chosen Hitachi Software StarBoard interactive whiteboards. Purchased through Troxell Communications, the school utilizes the FXDUO-77 model StarBoard along with the award-winning Hitachi CP-A100 3LCD projector as part of the Hitachi CP-A100+FXDUO bundle. more

AURALEX REACHES FOR THE STARS WITH SONOLUX ELiTE FIBER OPTIC ACOUSTICAL PANEL POWERED BY iSKY

SonoLuxANAHEIM, CA – Auralex Acoustics, the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, and iSky a high-tech, low voltage, digital lighting company, teamed up to shine light on this year’s Winter NAMM show with the introduction of SonoLux, best in class fiber optic star field lighting coupled with state-of-the-art acoustical performance.

SonoLux ELiTE Fiber optic acoustical panels incorporate Auralex’s best-selling ProPanels with iSky’s fiber optic lighting expertise, offers a plug-and-play star field experience to the market. These midnight blue panels feature iSky’s patent-pending Star Engine lighting effects, which mimic the random glimmer of the night sky. more

RIT & Clark Wire Team Up to Complete HD Mobile Truck

ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY USES CLARK CUSTOM FOR THEIR HIGH DEFINITION BROADCAST TRAILER

Sports Zone Live, Rochester Institute of Technology’s local TV sports show has new digs. Their state of the art high definition broadcast trailer will broadcast RIT’s home games and possibly away games next year and is loaded with equipment such as two configurable 50? plasma screens, five high definition cameras and other techno-toys but what makes this project especially gratifying is the fact that it was completed by students of RIT. James Bober, the head engineer at RITs Educational Technology Center says, “The knowledge that our students have received from this is changing and molding their whole careers…what students learn in the class room can only take them so far. What we provide is a down to earth application that gives them the edge.? more

Draper Adds Lift for Use on Stages and in Other Public Venues

Draper TorkStar(Spiceland, Ind.)—Draper’s new TorkStar Utility Line Set is designed to raise and lower a wide range of products commonly used on stages, in gymnasiums and churches and other public venues.

TorkStar is an inherently safe, simple lifting system designed for intermittent usage, which can be used to raise and lower lighting, speakers, backdrops, scenery, banners, flags, projection screens and more.

TorkStar eliminates the need for stepladders, scaffolding, or lifts to service or change lamps, filters, or other ceiling suspended items. In the event of an electrical outage or motor failure, there is sufficient braking capacity to arrest the entire system.

TorkStar is the latest addition to Draper’s Conceal/Reveal product line. For more information on the TorkStar, go to www.draperinc.com/go/TorkStar.htm.

AURALEX DEBUTS IN-STORE ROOM ANALYSIS KIT AT WINTER NAMM 2009

Room Analysis~Company Will Demonstrate Room Analysis Program throughout Show~

ANAHEIM, CA — Auralex Acoustics takes its newest Room Analysis Plus program to the next level by offering its Room Analysis service in a retail package. The in-store kit is a complete, user-friendly program providing all the tools necessary to acoustically analyze any room. Auralex Acoustics’ Lead Acoustical Engineer Gavin Haverstick will host several Room Analysis Plus overview demonstrations at the company’s booth (Hall A, Booth 6794) throughout the show to showcase how the expert analysis service works. more

Clark Wire & Cable Welcomes Outside Sales Manager

Clark Wire & Cable is proud to announce the hiring of Chris Lordots as it’s Outside Sales Manager. Chris is a graduate of Columbia College in Chicago where he holds a B.A. with a concentration in Audio Arts and Acoustics. He began at Gepco International in 1996 as the termination manager and eventually Midwest inside sales, then later the Western Region. In 2002 he was hired at Switchcraft, Inc. as a sales engineer and marketing director where he developed products for the Broadcast division. In 2005 he returned to Gepco as the Central Regional Sales manager until 2008. Chris recently returned to his Alma Mater as an instructor and now joins Clark Wire & Cable as Outside Sales Manager.

Learn From the Success and Experience of Your Peers

NSCA’s Business and Leadership Conference Provides Essential Networking Opportunities

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, December 9, 2008 — Boost profits. Navigate the turbulent economy. Hire qualified staff. Hear tips, success stories and experiences on these topics and others from your industry colleagues and subject matter experts at NSCA’s 2009 Business & Leadership Conference, sponsored by InfoComm International. more

AURALEX ACOUSTICS INTRODUCES REVOLUTIONARY NEW CONCEPT IN SOUND CONTROL AT WINTER NAMM 2009

~ Innovative Custom-Printed Artistic Acoustic Panels Make Industry Debut ~

SonicPrintANAHEIM, CA – Auralex Acoustics, the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, is breaking new ground by launching a gallery of custom-printed acoustical panels at this year’s Winter NAMM show (Booth 6794, Hall A). Auralex Acoustics is exclusively the first to market SonicPrint, its custom-printed, artistic ProPanels featuring “The Art of Sound? theme which blends unlimited design and style options for any room with the company’s acoustically proven technology of its ProPanel product line.

SonicPrint custom-printed, artistic ProPanels are fabric-covered acoustic absorptive panels designed as artwork. For the home theater enthusiast, this exclusive offering opens the door to numerous home theater décor options, as the acoustical panels are camouflaged under the design of the customer’s choice. Users are no longer limited to single color fabric choices, and can now outfit any space with paintings and drawings of any kind. SonicPrint is also available for Auralex’s ELiTE Custom Fabric System (CFS), a full-room treatment approach that blends an engineered acoustical environment with an elegant finished appearance. more

AVAD Announces 2009 Vend-O-Palooza Tour Dates

Tour hits 20 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada; Offers Business Workshops, New Product Demos, Access to Manufacturers and Special Pricing for Local Dealers

AVAD LLC, North America’s leading distributor of custom home electronics, has announced dates for 20 scheduled Vend-O-Paloozas in 2009.

Held at local AVAD branches, Vend-O-Palooza helps connect area dealers with leading manufacturers in an interactive forum by offering attendees an opportunity to meet directly with manufacturers, demo new products, participate in raffles and giveaways, and purchase products at special pricing. At Vend-O-Palooza, dealers are able to attend workshops designed to help them successfully manage and grow their businesses. more

AVIOM RELEASES M-CONTROL™ FOR YAMAHA® DIGITAL CONSOLES

WEST CHESTER, PA—Aviom has announced the release of a major firmware upgrade for its Pro64® Series of digital snake and audio networking products. The software release, which is available for free download from Aviom’s website, www.aviom.com, includes support for m-control™ for Yamaha® digital consoles. With m-control, a user has direct access to the preamp settings on Aviom’s 6416m Mic Input Modules from the user interface of most Yamaha digital consoles outfitted with a 6416Y2 A-Net® Interface Card. more

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