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NSCA University Names 2008 Educator, Instructors of the Year

Dan EricksonStudents 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

CANON U.S.A. REALiS X600 MULTIMEDIA LCOS PROJECTOR

In the past, when physics teacher Matt Sly needed to show his classes simulations, charts, and videos, he’d say, “What this is supposed to look like is….? Now, however, his physics students at Urbana High School, in Urbana, Illinois, have help in understanding complex concepts since Mr. Sly replaced his old projector with a Canon REALiS X600 Multimedia LCOS Projector. This projector provides images with exceptional color reproduction, high contrast, and high brightness – eliminating the need to dim the lights during class. more

Vaddio Introduces New ProductionVIEW Precision Camera Controller at WFX 2008

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (November 4, 2008) – Vaddio, the leading designer and OEM distributor of specialty PTZ cameras and high-end camera control systems used in the broadcasting, audio/visual and videoconferencing industries, introduced today the new ProductionVIEW Precision Camera Controller™.

Taking the existing ProductionVIEW Super Joystick™ a step further, the Precision Camera Controller upgrades the robotic camera controller to a broadcast-quality joystick for extremely smooth and accurate pan, tilt and zoom control. In addition, it integrates CCU image control functionality into the system allowing users to control red and blue gain, detail, and iris with adjustable gain. One-push white balance (OPWB), auto white balance (AWB) and auto iris are also available to those who desire a more automated image control system. The CCU control surface gives system users real-time knobs and buttons to control each of these functions. more

YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO TRAINING RETURNS TO NEW YORK CITY WITH SHURE MICROPHONES

BUENA PARK, Calif.─On November 4th & 5th, Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Seminars (YCATS) will be held in New York City in collaboration with Shure Microphones, offering a unique two-day comprehensive Sound Reinforcement seminar that will include:

- Wired and wireless microphone types, use and selection/applications
- Digital snakes and applications more

Phoenix College Utilizes Widescreen And HD Capabilities Of Hitachi CP-WX625 3LCD Projectors

– The Projectors Are Used For Visually Oriented Classroom Instruction Including Biology And Histology Labs –

Demonstrating the widescreen and HD capabilities of Hitachi CP-WX625 3LCD projectors, the Phoenix College campus of Maricopa Community Colleges recently upgraded to CP-WX625 projectors for several of its classrooms. The projectors were sold through Troxell Communications. more

Strong Growth Drives Expansion of Calypso’s Operations

calypso-logo.JPGWOODBURY, MN, Oct. 27, 2008 — Increased adoption of technology in schools has led to unprecedented growth for Calypso Control Systems, a provider of solutions for seamlessly incorporating multimedia devices and content into collaborative, interactive classrooms. Having outgrown its previous location due to increased demand, Calypso has moved its headquarters and operations from Hudson, WI, to Woodbury, MN. more

AURALEX BRINGS GROUNDBREAKING NEW ROOM ANALYSIS PROGRAMS TO MARKET

~ On- and Off-Site Options Provide Unique Service ~

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Blue prints and photos can give an acoustician the information needed to create acoustical models of a given room, but there is no better way to gauge the acoustical problems a room faces than by obtaining acoustical measurements. As the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, Auralex Acoustics can now lend its acoustical expertise to any project through its first-to-market, new Room Analysis Plus and Room Analysis Pro programs. more

A SAFER PLACE

Wharton SchoolShure UHF-R® Systems Ready Wharton School for 700 MHz Changes

PHILADELPHIA, PA, October 22, 2008 — Residing at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School was established in 1881 as the world’s first collegiate business school. Considered to be one of the most highly esteemed and influential institutions of its kind, the school has increasingly relied on technology in recent years, with sound reinforcement in the classroom coming to be the norm along with distance learning capabilities and high levels of networked connectivity. more

WIREWORKS AV2000 STEPS UP TO THE PODIUM FOR THE SPEECH DEPARTMENT AT HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY

Wireworks AV2000 at HofstraUNIONDALE, NY ­— Hofstra University’s Speech Department required a Smart Podium connectivity system that could easily be moved from classroom to classroom so students could hone their public speaking skills. As a result, the school recently turned to Wireworks Corporation, the leading innovator of audio/video cabling systems, for its AV2000 for Smart Podiums multimedia cabling solution. Wireworks AV2000 for Smart Podiums provided the robust, single connector solution the University was looking for, as the company’s AV2000 is the only multi-pin connector system that can accommodate audio, high definition video, high-speed data, and serial digital interface control signals in a single sophisticated hybrid connector. more

AURALEX GETS PERSONAL WITH ITS SONICPRINT PROPANELS

~ Photos and Logos Can Be Printed on Custom Acoustic Treatments ~

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Auralex Acoustics, the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, is allowing its dealers and customers to get personal with its SonicPrint ProPanels. Users can now download digital personal photography and/or corporate logos to the company’s website to be printed directly onto Auralex’s exclusive, first-to-market custom-printed, artistic ProPanels.

Auralex Acoustics’ new dedicated micro-site, www.auralex.com/sonicprint, is an online portal and direct way for dealers to place orders for the company’s SonicPrint custom ProPanels. Users can upload their own personal photography, corporate logos or other custom images to be printed on the SonicPrint acoustical panels. The site offers Auralex’s entire library of images and design options available for SonicPrint. The gallery is divided into several categories for easy browsing and convenient ordering. Categories include artistic/textures, aquatic/animals, children, cultural, flowers/nature, food/beverage, historic/vintage, humor, independent artists, performing arts, motivational, movies, music, scenic and sports. As an added value, the site features Auralex’s noted Free Room Analysis Form, an installation guide and design and application ideas. more

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