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MSU’S AUDIO ENTHUSIASTS AND ENGINEERS REVOLUTIONIZE AUDIO WITH NEUTRIK USA

MSU - Phono Stage LAKEWOOD, NJ – FEBRUARY 12, 2008 – A student-run, project-oriented organization at Michigan State University (MSU), the Audio Enthusiasts and Engineers (AEE), have jumped full-force into their ongoing project, Revolution Audio. Through generous donations from Neutrik USA, designer and manufacturer of the XX series XLR cable connector, along with several other manufacturers, the students are able to begin construction on a high-quality turntable, low-noise RIAA phono stage, a hand built tube microphone, rebuild several power amps, as well as redesign the universal power supply and the preamp.

Revolution Audio is an ongoing project that began with the creation of a one-of-a-kind stereo system that allows options of source selection, volume control and audio panning from an LCD touch screen on the preamp. An audiophile type turntable and the phono stage are this semester‘s addition to the Revolution Audio project. AEE will also build an enclosure for a 24-inch subwoofer that will complement Revolution Audio for frequencies as low as 10Hz. Other sponsors include Advanced Circuits, Microsoft, Electric Interconnect, and Linear Systems. more

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Intelix Introduces the AVO-V1A2-WP-F Composite Video and Dual Stereo Audio Wallplate Balun

Middleton, WI- Intelix LLC, U.S. manufacturer of audio/video equipment and software, recently announced the release of the AVO-V1A2-WP-F wallplate balun, which distributes one channel of composite video and two channels of high-fidelity stereo audio up to 2,200 feet over standard twisted pair cable, such as Cat 5 or Cat 6.

The front panel of the AVO-V1A2-WP-F features three gold-plated female RCA connectors on a white decora face-plate. The rear panel features an RJ45 connector and optional grounding screw. The installed unit fits in a standard depth wall-box. more

MAXON ANNOUNCES “POWER INTEGRATION TOUR” 2008

Joint Motion Graphics Seminars with Adobe to Illustrate Benefits of a Combined MAXON CINEMA 4D and Adobe Creative Suite 3 Workflow

MAXON, February 6, 2008 – MAXON Computer, the developers of CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D, today announced the 2008 schedule of its highly anticipated Power Integration Tour. The tour is a joint road show with Adobe Systems Incorporated that highlights the ease of integrating MAXON CINEMA 4D 3D software with Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 Production Premium for a powerful 2D/3D cross platform solution. Representatives from both companies will present a range of dynamic visual effects and compelling motion graphics presentations geared to creative professionals seeking to integrate these two industry-leading software applications into film, video, DVD, Web, and mobile devices pipelines. The Power Integration Tour kicked off in seven markets in 2007, drew over 1,500 participants and was deemed an overwhelming success by attendees and industry notables. more

Barco and JVC announces cooperation on LCoS display technology

Barco, a global innovator and industry leader in digital visualization, is pleased to announce its cooperation with professional electronics company JVC on the implementation of JVC‘s D-ILA technology. The offspring of this deal is Barco‘s recently launched LX-5 projector, which was showcased at recent Integrated Systems Europe in Amsterdam in January. more

Avocent Expands Family of Products that Enable Video Signal Processing

Company introduces six new Avocent Emerge® Products for end-to-end video processing

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 28th, 2008 – Avocent Corporation (Nasdaq: AVCT) today added six new products to its Emerge product family, a new set of solutions for video processing. The Emerge VSS products enable AV industry professionals the ability to easily upscale or downscale video to different resolutions and convert video from DVI to VGA or VGA to DVI. The Emerge VSM product combines video and audio switching with a video scaler and converter. Avocent‘s new video signal processing products offer customers the ability to manipulate video signals to meet their needs. These new products have been designed for professional AV environments such as stadiums, conference rooms, corporate boardrooms, universities and hotels. more

Introducing the Crestron Owners Group (COG)

Today marks the launch of the Crestron Owners Group (COG), an organization that will bring end users together to optimize their AV and technology experience. COG provides end users with regular national and regional meetings, supplemented by a dynamic web community where they can share knowledge, learn from each other’s experience, and, ultimately, enhance their return on Crestron investment. more

AURALEX HITS THE PERFECT NOTE WITH NEW STUDIO PROJECT AT DUKE ELLINGTON SCHOOL OF ARTS

Duke Ellington INDIANAPOLIS, IN, JANUARY 30, 2008 — Auralex Acoustics, Inc. is making beautiful music at the Duke Ellington School of Arts. The industry leader in innovative sound control solutions is doing its part in helping the inner-city public arts school transform a storage space into a fully functional recording studio by contributing its state-of-the-art acoustical treatment products.

Duke Ellington School of Arts, the only Washington, D.C. public high school that provides professional arts training and college preparation, recently began construction on a new recording studio in its facility, which will include a Live Room and a Control room. Through the efforts of Duke Ellington‘s Instrumental Parents Group (who initiated the project), led by Jim Shahin, and substantial funding from the Grammy Foundation as well as donations from several manufacturers, the creation of this studio is currently under way. Students, faculty and administration are making a personal impact on the project by continually volunteering their time. more

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Sony Unveils First 1080i High-Definition Videoconferencing Solution

PARK RIDGE, N.J., Jan. 29, 2008 – Sony is introducing the industry‘s first 1080i high-definition videoconferencing system, the PCS-XG80.
The new PCS-XG80 system combines 1080i resolution and a high frame rate of 60 fields per second to deliver superb live video quality and a very natural alternative to face-to-face meetings.
Its backward compatibility gives users the option of connecting with HD video quality through the growing number of high bandwidth connections or through standard-definition legacy systems, which comply with industry standards, over IP and/or ISDN. In an industry first, this new system also features BrightFaceTM, Video Annotation, and RF Remote functionality. more

AMX Harnesses VoIP Technology to Add Telephony to Its Control Systems

AMSTERDAM – Jan. 29, 2008 – Today, AMX® announced that it is using Voice over IP (VoIP) technology to add telephone functionality to its control systems. The company‘s new SIP Communications Gateways harness the power of standards-based Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology to extend the features and functionality of an AMX Control System beyond traditional device and environmental control to also include two-way telephony. AMX is demonstrating its SIP Communications Gateways in AMX booth C62 at Integrated Systems Europe, being held in Amsterdam Jan. 29 – 31. more

AMX Adds Affordable Solutions for Simple Room Control, Audio/Video Switching

AMSTERDAM – Jan. 29, 2008 – AMX® has expanded its product portfolio with more than 60 new solutions specifically designed to simplify the way people interact with, and use, audio/video (A/V) equipment in simpler, single-room environments, such as classrooms and conference rooms. The Novara™ product line consists of all-in-one, configurable control pad systems that combine a user interface with device control in one, flush-mount keypad, while the Solecis™ line features switchers, presentation switchers and distribution amplifiers. AMX is demonstrating both product families in AMX booth C62 at Integrated Systems Europe, being held in Amsterdam Jan. 29 – 31. more

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