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AVI-SPL Control Room Group to Exhibit at AFCOM Data Center World Expo

 

 

 

WHO: AVI-SPL’s Control Room Group (CRG), which specializes in meeting the unique requirements of mission critical facilities and control center operations, is set to exhibit at this year’s AFCOM Data Center World Expo, the largest global conference for data center and facilities management professionals.

WHAT: AVI-SPL’s Control Room Group team will demonstrate and discuss:

  • Cyber Security: How utilizing a Network Operations Center (NOC) can protect against cyber security threats
  • Network Operations Center (NOC): How CRG can design, build, install and support NOCs to monitor the health and welfare of a client’s network and data centers
  • Physical Security: How CRG’s comprehensive “whole room approach” integrates physical security solutions, like intrusion detection and enterprise facility access control, to help data center and facilities professionals effectively manage and respond to security challenges

WHEN: March 18-22, 2012

WHERE: AFCOM Data Center World Expo, Mirage Hotel and Event Center, Las Vegas, Booth #101 

About AVI-SPL’s Control Room Group

The Control Room Group, a division of AVI-SPL, specializes in the design, integration, installation and support of 24/7/365 mission critical control room facilities and Physical Security Systems. By working with more than 600 manufacturers of control room components, the Control Room Group consistently provides custom designed control room facilities utilizing common off the shelf (COTS) components that meet the unique requirements of its clients. For more than eight years, the Control Room Group has designed and built mission critical control room facilities for a variety of high level government, utility, transportation, corporate and process control clients. For more information about the Control Room Group, visit http://crg.avispl.com/  and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Sennheiser Partners with UniqueSquared to Bring Mobile Studio to Austin During World-Famous Music Week

AUSTIN – March 06, 2012: Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it has partnered with music retailer UniqueSquared to bring a 45-foot mobile recording studio bus to Austin during its world-famous music week between March 14th and 16th. The UniqueSquared Mobile Studio, which will make stops at various locations in downtown Austin during its music festival, is being co-sponsored by Sennheiser and features a control room, isolated vocal booth / tracking room, a listening lounge and plenty of gear from Sennheiser and Neumann. Music fans are encouraged to attend and admission is free.

The UniqueSquared Mobile Studio will feature an assortment of world-class microphones from Sennheiser and Neumann and several dedicated listening stations equipped with a selection of the latest headphones from Sennheiser — including the HD 800, which many audiophiles consider to be the best-sounding headphone in the world. Following is a selection of the audio equipment that the mobile recording studio will have on hand for musicians and fans to demo:

– Sennheiser e 906, e 914 and MK 4 instrument / vocal microphones
– Sennheiser e 835 and e 935 dynamic vocal microphones
– Neumann TLM 103 condenser microphone
– Sennheiser Amperior, HD 25, HD 205, HD 280, HD 650,HD 800 headphones and others
– TRUE Systems P2 Analog preamplifier (distributed by Sennheiser)

“We are happy to co-sponsor the UniqueSquared Mobile Studio this year in Austin,” commented Tim Moore, artist relations manager, Sennheiser. “It is exciting to interact with so many diverse music fans in one place, and the Mobile Studio enables them to try out a wide range of Sennheiser and Neumann products in a professional environment before making a purchasing decision.”

The UniqueSquared Mobile Studio, which will also have products for sale, is being presented in conjunction with the Sennheiser / Paste party at The Stages on Sixth — where 33 artists will perform over the course of three days.

Over the course of the showcase event, one pair of Sennheiser HD 800 headphones will be given away each day to three lucky registered showcase attendees and hundreds of cards will be given away featuring free music downloads of Sennheiser artists. A dedicated, interactive listening station will be provided for the duration of the event so music fans can experience Sennheiser’s latest products including the Amperior DJ-style headphones, which were recently unveiled at CES 2012.

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Digital Rapids 2012 NAB Show Preview

Booth # SL5624
Digital Rapids is bringing our complete range of media transformation and workflow technologies and solutions to the 2012 NAB Show, in booth number SL5624 (Lower South Hall).

Digital Rapids connects content to opportunity, providing innovative solutions, technology and expertise that enable media organizations and professionals to bring live and on-demand video to wider audiences more efficiently, more effectively and more profitably. more

Sennheiser Rocks (and Rolls in the Deep) with Big Grammy Winners

Los Angeles, California, March 1, 2012: This year’s Grammy Awards event, hosted by LL Cool J, celebrating music’s biggest night, went down in history as the second highest rated telecast since the show’s inception in 1959. It was a phenomenal undertaking showcasing nearly thirty diverse musical performances on multiple indoor and outdoor stages, along with a very last minute tribute celebrating the late Whitney Houston. So when Sennheiser artists took the stage, their engineers knew they had to have Sennheiser microphones to assure their performances would go off without a hitch.

Adele, the big winner of the evening, tied the record, set two years ago by Beyoncé, for the most awards won by a female artist in one year. The 23-year-old pop-soul singer won the night’s most prestigious awards, including Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for 21, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Short Form Music Video for the single “Rolling in the Deep,” and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Someone Like You.”

The most highly anticipated performance of the evening finally arrived when Adele took the stage to perform “Rolling in the Deep.” Her favorite nickel-finish Sennheiser SKM 2000-XP wireless handheld transmitter with MMK 965-1 capsule conveyed her beautiful voice to the adoring crowd. Dave McDonald, Adele’s front-of-house engineer, said, “It’s a great microphone. We started using it just after the Brit Awards in February of last year, and she’s loved it ever since.” He adds, “Ninety-nine-point-nine percent of the equipment we use is Sennheiser – and the point-one percent is Neumann.” Her performance brought the Grammy audience to its feet for the longest standing ovation of the evening.

Foo Fighters, nominated in a total of six categories, swept the entire rock category, winning awards for Rock Song and Rock Performance for “Walk,” Rock Album for Wasting Light, Hard Rock/Metal Performance for “White Limo,” and Best Long Form Music Video for “Foo Fighters: Back and Forth.”

The band rocked the stage twice during the Grammy broadcast, performing “Walk” from a tent on Nokia Plaza, adjacent to the Staples Center, then returning to play “Rope” during the electronic dance music segment with David Guetta, Chris Brown, Lil’ Wayne, and deadmau5. Frontman Dave Grohl made use of his usual Sennheiser MD 431 II vocal mic on both songs. Ian Beveridge, Foo Fighters’ longtime monitor engineer, spoke highly of Dave’s vocal mic: “I love that microphone to death. That microphone is so unbelievably flat in the high-end, and incredibly stable with moisture and temperature. During their shows, we used to have terrible instability problems with other microphones, and I was going through maybe four, five or six microphones a show with Dave, swapping them out. Now, I keep the 431 for the whole show. I can’t remember the last time there was any feedback during Foo Fighters’ show. And these Grammy performances were no exception.”

Bruno Mars, channeling James Brown with his energetic, throwback performance of “Runaway”, had the singer using an SKM 2000-XP with MMD 945-1 capsule. James Berry, monitor engineer for Mars shared, “Sennheiser products have great sound and reliability. We could not have done it without Sennheiser. I’m always grateful for their gear and support in making it happen under the stress of a live event like the Grammys.”

Other Sennheiser users got to shine during the show, too, including the evening’s host, LL Cool J, who made use of an SKM 5200. Alicia Keys sang a duet with Bonnie Raitt in memory of Etta James through her SKM 5200-II vocal mic with MD 5235 capsule. Katy Perry made a memorable entrance, descending in a glass box with her baby blue hair and her SKM 5200-II/MD 5235 combination to perform her new post-divorce song, “Part of Me.” During a medley honoring and featuring Glen Campbell, Blake Shelton performed the songwriter’s “Southern Nights” using his SKM 5200-II /MD 5235 vocal mic. Tony Bennett, in a duet with Carrie Underwood on “It Had to Be You,” also used an SKM 5200-II.

(Photo Credit: © 2012 FilmMagic)

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AVI-SPL Teams Up with Prysm, Industry Weapon to Exhibit at DSE

Leading provider of audio video communications solutions AVI-SPL is teaming up with digital signage manufacturer Prysm and software designer Industry Weapon to exhibit at the 2012 Digital Signage Expo (DSE) from March 6-9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Featured at booth #245, the three technology leaders aim to bring an exciting interactive edge to the annual expo, an event billed as the world’s largest international trade show dedicated to digital signage, interactive technology and out-of-home networks.

As a team, Prysm, Industry Weapon and AVI-SPL will demonstrate and discuss simplified, all-inclusive digital signage solutions. Attendees will experience first-hand how Prysm video walls and Industry Weapon software are combined with AVI-SPL’s integration expertise to create a one-stop-shop experience for clients seeking digital signage. The trio will share how they have simplified the normally complex process of obtaining digital signage by bundling all of the components.

“AVI-SPL bundles offer easy, full-service solutions for digital signage,” said Lucinda Bost, digital media sales, AVI-SPL. “Our solutions provide all of the gear, content and integration for digital signage all in one budget-friendly package deal.”

Additionally, the AVI-SPL team will demonstrate how each bundle is customer focused.

“Our team understands and accommodates the unique needs of each of our clients,” said Rich Daugherty, AVI-SPL digital media content specialist. “AVI-SPL can create original content specifically designed for the customer and its viewers.”

About Prysm
Prysm, Inc. has invented a new display platform based on the Laser Phosphor Display (LPD) technology that it owns entirely. LPD is a large format display platform that can be organized in any size or shape to support a wide range of complete solutions for a variety of commercial markets. When compared to traditional technologies, LPD offers brilliant lifelike and lifesize displays which deliver truly immersive experiences, while offering the lowest cost of ownership and meeting the highest standards of environmental impact. Prysm is a privately held company based in Silicon Valley, California with sales offices in New York, San Jose, London and Dubai. For more information, please visit http://www.prysm.com/.

About Industry Weapon
Founded in 2003, Industry Weapon’s mission is to simplify digital media communications for non- technical users. For the past 3-1/2 years, Industry Weapon has successfully provided its digital signage technology to companies throughout the world by utilizing its cloud-based platform known as CommandCenterHD. Industry Weapon’s simplistic approach to the design, scheduling and deployment of digital signage is now being expanded to mobile and IP phones. For more information, please visit: http://www.industryweapon.com

About AVI-SPL AVI-SPL is a global leader in audio video communications technology, providing comprehensive solutions and services for professional AV installation, telepresence and video conferencing, digital media systems, control rooms and network operations centers, hotel rental services, event staging and production. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., AVI-SPL has highly-trained and certified system engineers throughout 32 U.S. offices and an international network of solution providers in 30 countries. Please visit www.avispl.com for more information or connect with AVI-SPL on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Sennheiser and Paste Magazine to Present 33 Bands in Three Days for Ultimate Music Lovers’ Showcase at Stages on Sixth in Austin

AUSTIN – February 28, 2012: Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it has partnered with Paste Magazine to present an ultimate music lovers’ showcase during Austin’s famous music week on March 14, 15 and 16. All in all, there will be 33 performances over the course of three days by an eclectic mix of new and established acts held at the Sennheiser-endorsed The Stages on Sixth.

The marathon lineup at Austin’s The Stages on Sixth will include indie rock veterans The Wedding Present, The dBs and Built to Spill, as well as newer acts such as We Were Promised Jetpacks, Blitzen Trapper and Lumineers. Each of the two indoor and outdoor stages will feature sound delivered by premium audio brand Sennheiser.

Sennheiser Returns to Austin

Sennheiser will be sponsoring a showcase at The Stages on Sixth during Austin’s most revered music week for the second time in a row. Sennheiser will have its latest headphones on display, including the Amperior DJ-style headphones unveiled at CES earlier this year, as well as its famous evolution wired microphones. Following are details on locations and times:

· What: Sennheiser & PastePresent The Stages on Sixth, Austin
· When: Wednesday, March 14-16, noon to 6:00 p.m.
· Lineup (may be subject to change without notice)
o Wednesday, March 14: MyNameIsJohnMichael, River City Extension, Apparat, Caveman, Typhoon, The Chain Gang of 1974, Rich Aucoin, Hospitality, Tennis, Van Hunt, Ben Kweller
o Thursday, March 15: Dinosaur Feathers, Howler, Vintage Trouble, JC Brooks, Of Monsters and Men, The dB’s, Rubblebucket, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Blitzen Trapper, Japandroids, Built to Spill
o Friday, March 16: Barr Brothers, Crooked Fingers, Lumineers, The Belle Brigade, Reptar, Rhett Miller, Idle Warship, Alberta Cross, The Wedding Present, Punch Brothers, Glen Hansard

For more information and to RSVP, visit www.sennheiserusa.com/paste.

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ABS, Experience Church.tv Announce AVL Expo for Worship Community

SEATAC, WA — Professional video and audio systems integration firm ABS (Advanced Broadcast Solutions), in collaboration with Experience Church.tv®, will present the Audio, Visual, Lighting Conference and Expo (AVL Expo) on Friday, March 9, 2012, at Experience Church in Puyallup, Wash. The one-day conference, specifically designed for the worship community, will feature educational sessions, panel discussions, and an exhibit hall with a select group of vendors that meet the needs of AV practitioners and church pastors.

“At AVL Expo, we speak the language and propose solutions that small to medium-sized churches relate to,” said Dennis Cummins, Pastor at Experience Church.tv. “The Northwest seems to be isolated from a lot of the amazing trade and tech shows in Orlando, Houston, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. I know of many pastors that have limited budgets who cannot afford to fly volunteers across the country to gain this information, which is so desperately needed.”

Conference sessions will address a number of important topics, including cameras, image magnification (I-MAG), lighting and staging, streaming, and live and broadcast audio mixing. Mobile video will be a particular area of focus during AVL Expo. Cummins said churches often fall behind technology trends, but mobile video is too important to ignore.

“In order to make a mobile app appealing to the end user, creating compelling content is going to be a necessity. This requires the right tools and training in applying audio, video, and lighting tools,” he explained. “While many of the AVL sessions will be reinforcement and added layers from previous sessions, the information gained will be applied to mobile video applications.”

“Experience Church.tv is an excellent example of a ministry that has embraced audio and video technology with great success,” said Mark Siegel, President of ABS. “This is our fourth AVL Expo together, and we hope the show will continue to inspire smaller congregations to maximize their use of AV technology cost effectively.”

Courtesy of ABS, registration is free for the first two people registered from each church, and complimentary lunch will be provided. Additional attendees will be permitted based on availability, but space is limited. For more information and registration information, please visit www.avlexpo.com.

About ABS:

Based in SeaTac, WA, ABS (Advanced Broadcast Solutions) delivers customized, technologically superior solutions for broadcast, corporate, house of worship, entertainment, government, and educational facilities – from design and integration to installation and support services. Since 1982, its experienced technical staff has installed more than 200 systems for clients including Fisher Communications, Cowles California Media, Real Networks, Cisco Systems, and Microsoft Studios. For more information, call 206-870-0244 or visit www.advancedbroadcastsolutions.com.

FOR-A to Show Multi-Format Production and Routing Switcher for First Time in Middle East at CABSAT 2012

Strong Presence at Trade Show Combined with New Office in Dubai Demonstrate Importance of Middle East/Africa Market

Tokyo, Japan – FOR-A Company Limited, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, announces that the company will have a strong presence at CABSAT 2012, the largest digital media and satellite expo in the MEA (Middle East and Africa) region. This year’s trade show—taking place from February 28 through March 1, 2012 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in the UAE—is expected to be the biggest since the annual conference began 18 years ago. Over 750 exhibitors have already registered to participate.

At its booth in Sheikh Saeed Hall 3-Stand S3-19, FOR-A Company Limited will showcase a wide range of products, two of which are being shown in the Middle East for the first time.

These two HD/SD products—both of which debuted at NAB 2011—include the HVS-4000HS digital video switcher and MFR-3232 routing switcher. A multi-format production switcher available in 2, 2.5, or 3-M/E configurations, the HVS-4000HS integrates a DVE, multiviewer, up/down converter, video file support, and external device control, among other features. Leveraging the format converter, the switcher can mix HD and SD signals up to 48 inputs and 24 outputs. Also in the CABSAT booth will be the HVS-350HS HD/SD 1.5-M/E video switcher – a compact, three-rack unit switcher.

The MFR-3232 is FOR-A’s top of the line model in the MFR-5000 Series of multi-format routing switchers. It scales from 16×16 in one rack-unit to the MFR-3232’s 32×32 capacity in a two rack-unit space. MFR-3232 routers support tight integration with multiviewers as well as a built-in Web server, which provides external control using a browser.

The following products will also be on display at CABSAT:

– FA-9500 multi-purpose signal processor, which serves as a frame synchronizer, up/down/cross/aspect converter, color corrector, and video optimizer, among other signal processing functions in 3G/HD/SD environments.
– VFC-7000 HD Variable Frame Rate Camera capable of high-speed 700 fps HD recordings and slow motion replays
MV-3200 multiviewer, which provides 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI, analog composite and PC mixed input capability and free-layout window.
- LTR-100HS video archiving recorder, which provides LTO-5 recording for media server applications as well as file-based and long-term storage.
- VRCAM2 sensor-less live virtual studio system
- FVW-500HS HD/SD video writer

All of the products slated for display at CABSAT are new to the market and designed to offer maximum price performance in a compact solution suited to today’s multiformat, multistandard environment.

“We’re looking forward to meeting with broadcasters and video professionals at CABSAT 2012. MEA is one of the fastest growing communications markets in the world,” said Mr. Hiro Tanoue, deputy senior general manager, Overseas Sales & Marketing, for FOR-A Company Limited. “For this reason, we’re committed to having a very strong presence in the Middle East, both with our product showcase at CABSAT 2012 and with the opening of our new Dubai office. We opened the Dubai office to provide responsive customer sales and technical support to broadcasters and other A/V professionals across the MEA region.”

About FOR-A

FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A’s product line, call +971 4 887 6712 or visit our web site at www.for-a.com.

Advanced Systems Group and B4M Present Media Asset Management Webinar

EMERYVILLE, CALIF.– Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, and B4M™ a Primestream® Company, a leader in complete media asset management and automation software, will present a free webinar, “Leap Into Your Asset Management,” on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at 10 a.m. PT.

The webinar will cover the how-to of managing operations from anywhere and the end-to-end workflows for media asset management, editing, social media publishing, archiving, and cloud production. B4M will demonstrate the proven platform that enables intelligence, efficiency and power in world-class media operations such as CNN®, NASCAR®, CBS Sports®, Disney®, Thomson Reuters®, NFL Network®, and many more. Attendees will learn how B4M’s FORK™ software allows them to control all their assets from any FORK environment.

“Asset management continues to be one of the biggest challenges in our industry, and the increasing numbers of recording formats and distribution platforms only makes things more complex,” said Dave Van Hoy, president of ASG. “B4M offers an intelligent, hardware-agnostic asset management solution that tailors to various broadcast, post-production, and government operations.”

For more information and to register for the webinar, please visit https://asgevents.webex.com/asgevents/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=935247409. To learn more about FORK, visit www.asgllc.com/products/b4m-fork.

About Primestream/B4M:

Primestream/B4M offers broadcast IT solutions that together form a seamless end-to-end platform for digital acquisition of live and file-based content, media asset management, editing, on-air graphics, logging, control room playback, smartphone and tablet video contribution, multiscreen live and on-demand streaming services, publishing to social media sites, and dynamic archiving. The company’s portfolio includes the FORK™ production suite, added in 2010 with the acquisition of Building4Media, as well as ControlStation™, CGX™, and Primestream Media Library™ (PML). Proven and in use by more than 300 broadcast operations in 40 countries, Primestream/B4M solutions allow users to produce better content faster, every day.

About ASG:

Advanced Systems Group LLC of Emeryville, Calif., with offices in the Bay Area and Southern California, has provided engineering, systems, integration, support and training to the broadcast, film, creative, and corporate video markets since 1997. With unmatched experience in Apple-based newsroom systems, shared storage, archiving, editing, finishing, and VFX systems, ASG has become one of largest installers of post-production and shared storage systems on the West Coast. The ASG team is highly focused on customer success, and has installed and supported more than 185 SANs, production, and post-production systems over the last six years. For more information, visit www.asgllc.com or call 510-654-8300.

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Verrex Houston Open House Scheduled for 4 May 2012

MOUNTAINSIDE, NEW JERSEY USA / 21 February 2012 / — Verrex, a global design-build integrator and managed services provider of conferencing, collaboration and presentation technologies, will hold an open house at its Houston-based Southwest USA headquarters on May 4, 2012 to celebrate the company’s continued expansion in the region. Key manufactures, including Christie Digital, will participate in a technology showcase during the event. Senior members of the Verrex team will include President & CEO, Thomas Berry, Jr., and Southwest Executive Director, Steve Peters.

“The addition of Houston to the list of key corporate hubs Verrex serves will benefit a number of global clients,” said Mr. Peters. “Adapting our footprint to match the enterprise needs of markets such as Oil & Gas, Finance & Banking, Chemicals, Healthcare and many other sectors is why Verrex expanded into the region. We look forward to opening our newly designed office to clients, partners and those not yet familiar with Verrex during out first annual Houston open house and technology showcase.”

The by-invitation-only open house, including technology showcase and BBQ, will be held on May 4, 2012 from 12:00PM to 6:00PM (CST), at the company’s Houston office at 11777 South Sam Houston Parkway West, Suite B, Houston, Texas. To attend, or for more information, please contact Jeannie Smith at jsmith@verrex.com or phone +1 713-402-1960.

About Verrex
Founded in 1947, Verrex is a global design-build integrator and managed services provider of complex conferencing, collaboration and presentation technologies. Specializing in enterprise-wide corporate solutions, clients engage Verrex to unify and enrich how they communicate, collaborate and articulate through videoconferencing, digital signage and other AV systems locally and globally. Superior performance is Verrex’s hallmark offering exceptional execution and consistent best-in-class standards in systems design, integration, installation, support and staffing. With principle offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Verrex has positioned its presence to serve key corporate hubs around the globe. For more information, visit verrex.com.

Verrex, the Verrex Logo and GMS are registered trademarks of Verrex Corporation and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries.

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Media Contact:
Theresa Hahn, Director, Marketing & Business Development
Verrex
Phone: +1 908 664 8391
Email: thahn@verrex.com

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