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NESCOM DISCOVERS THE API 1608 CONSOLE

nescom_1608.JPGBANGOR, MAINE – NOVEMBER 2008: The New England School of Communications (NESCOM) awards Associate and Bachelor Degrees to one hundred undergraduates a year in concentrations ranging from audio engineering to marketing communications, and from live sound engineering to video production. The school’s expansive facility boasts seven fully-appointed control rooms with all the latest gear and technologies, in addition to a fully-appointed live truck and a brand new 500-seat theater complex. To stay current, the faculty conducts a console search every year, such that no console is older than approximately five years. Their most recent search turned up API’s new 16-channel 1608 small-frame console with a 16-channel expander. more

Centronics Celebrates 50th Anniversary as a Leading Distributor Across Multiple A/V Markets

CentronicsSTEVENSVILLE, Md. Nov. 13, 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 will celebrate its 50th anniversary in January 2009. more

Mitsubishi Announces New Pico-Portable XD95U Projector

Mitsubishi XD95U Pico ProjectorMITSUBISHI DIGITAL ELECTRONICS AMERICA ANNOUNCES
NEW XD95U PICO-PORTABLE PROJECTOR

Pico-Portable Projector Perfect for Mobile Presenters, Sales and Training Staff on the Go

IRVINE, Calif., November 13, 2008 — Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s Presentation Products Division, known for award-winning, high-quality, high-definition presentation and display products, today announced the release of the XD95U, its

Blasting a bright 2200 ANSI lumens, Mitsubishi’s new pico portable XD95U allows users to present in a myriad of lighting conditions, even in rooms with the lights on and window shades open. With its quick-cooling instant shut-down feature, the XD95U also lets the presenter make a rapid exit after a presentation to accommodate tight classroom or sales meeting schedules. more

Imperial College Installs A White Mark Room

Imperial College
Vacant space on the top floor of Imperial College London’s Central Library in South Kensington, London, has been redeveloped to form a new creative space for members of the College’s Communications Division.

A key facet of this project was the installation of a television studio and editing suite, which was designed by acoustic specialists White Mark Ltd and installed by Wire Broadcast. It is equipped with a Media 100 HDe nonlinear editing suite with centrally racked playback facilities for Betacam, U-Matic, VHS and DVD. Vision mixing is provided in the editing suite which is linked to the studio for multi-camera working using Sony DSR 450 cameras. Media encoding/streaming is also achieved within the facility with options for Real Player and Flash formats. more

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YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO SYSTEMS TRAINING GROUP OFFERS DIGITAL SR101 COURSE

BUENA PARK, Calif.─Back by popular demand, and beginning in January 2009, Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Seminars (YCATS) will offer Digital Sound Reinforcement 101 (DSR101) as part of the course selection now offered throughout the year both regionally and at the Buena Park, CA headquarters. The two-day class, which was instituted about two years ago, will provide complete audio system design and networking solutions. Sponsored in part by Shure Microphones, the seminar will focus on set up techniques ranging from microphones to large scale speakers. Topics include: gain construction, attenuator settings, SPL estimation, spec analysis, using Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, NEXO and Shure products. more

Neumann College Selects Hitachi StarBoards As A Valuable Tool To Further Higher Education

neumann.JPG– Neumann College Utilizes Hitachi StarBoards for Professor and Student Education. –

Dedicated to providing students and professors with the best tools in a quest for higher education, Neumann College in Aston, Pennsylvania has purchased Hitachi StarBoards for multiple computer labs on campus. The StarBoards were sold through Troxell Communications. Neumann has installed Hitachi FXDUO77 interactive whiteboards, as well as award winning Hitachi CP-A100 3LCD projectors as part of the Hitachi CP-A100+FXDuo Bundle. more

Avocent Announces the Industry’s First IEEE802.11n Based HD Video Extenders

Avocent MPX1550 Multipoint ExtenderHUNTSVILLE, Ala., November 10, 2008Avocent Corporation (NASDAQ: AVCT), the recognized leader in managed audio video wireless extension networking products for professional audio video applications, today announced the MPX1550 wireless extender. This breakthrough product combines Avocent’s field-proven MPX1500 wireless video distribution technology with the latest in WiFi advancements, IEEE802.11n MIMO-based radios, thereby raising the bar for wireless HD video distribution systems in terms of visual acuity, transmission distance, and noise immunity. more

NSCA University Names 2008 Educator, Instructors of the Year

Students 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

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EARN NATIONAL RECOGNITION THROUGH NSCA EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS AWARDS

Distinguished Awards Honor Integrator Achievements

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, October 27, 2008 — NSCA members who have shown exceptional achievements can share their expertise with peers and customers through NSCA’s Excellence in Business Awards. The awards will be presented at the 2009 NSCA Business and Leadership Conference, sponsored by InfoComm International, February 26-28, in Phoenix, AZ. more

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Projector Lamp Services Now Provides NEW Complete Projector Lamps

Projector Lamp Services, LLC (PLS) now offers NEW complete lamp assemblies for a variety of front projectors and RPTVs.
For PLS, the priority is ensuring that customers receive exceptional service. In expanding the offering of lamp replacement possibilities, PLS now provides customers with access to new lamps that are completely assembled and ready for installation. Distributors are welcome to contact PLS about special pricing and availability. more

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