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AVIOM PERSONAL MIXING SYSTEM ON THE HEAR US FROM HEAVEN TOUR WITH JARED ANDERSON

Musicians Count on the Company’s A-16II Personal Mixers during Multi-city Tour

WEST CHESTER, PA, NOVEMBER 29, 2011 — Aviom Personal Mixers are improving setup and sound on Jared Anderson’s Hear Us from Heaven Tour, in which the popular Christian singer and musician has been traveling throughout the country, visiting churches and other venues for a night of prayer, worship and music. Although the tour takes Anderson and his band to a variety of venues, each with its own unique audio and equipment setup, the Aviom A-16II Personal Mixers ensure that each musician’s monitor mix remains the same, night after night.

Recently performing at churches and college venues in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Oklahoma, the Hear Us from Heaven Tour has been supplied with sound by Sight & Sound Technologies, a company that specializes in equipment sales and training in the areas of sound lighting and video in churches. For this tour, Sight & Sound Technologies chose to provide the band with the Aviom A-16IIs because they needed a way to address monitoring quickly and easily. They also sought the ability to allow musicians to save and recall their personalized monitor mixes during the hectic setup stage.

“The Aviom system has been a real lifesaver on this tour,” says Kris Johnson, chief operating officer of Sight & Sound Technologies and the audio engineer for the tour. “The A-16II is really helpful for the guys in the band, as they can use the same mixers every night, save their mixes, then recall those mixes—regardless of the sound system we’re plugging into, which is huge for us. All of the guys are just raving about the consistency that they’re getting from the Aviom system.”

Johnson works on a variety of different consoles, depending on what is available at each venue, and he’s handled everything from a Behringer EURODESK mixer to a Midas Pro3 digital console. By using an Aviom AN-16/i-M Mic Input Module, he is able to provide a monitor feed directly to the Aviom Personal Mixers, while also plugging into the existing set of inputs to the main sound system available at the church or venue. This allows the band to get consistency in their monitor mixes and Johnson to integrate quickly into the house sound system without additional gear or hassle. All five members of the band have their own A-16IIs that they use with IEMs (in-ear monitors), with the exception of Anderson, who runs his through a powered speaker.

No matter what the venue or setup, Johnson knows the Aviom A-16IIs will see him through the performance, especially when it comes to monitoring. “We’re in churches that have every type of equipment you could ever want, from mega churches like Bethany World Prayer Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, all the way down to much smaller churches that don’t even use a regular drum kit,” he notes. “We see a lot of different types of setups, so Aviom literally saves the day when it comes to monitoring. Otherwise, my drummer is on some sort of headphone amp or a little hotspot speaker, and neither of those are any good to hear over his drums.”

As for the Aviom AN-16/i-M Mic Input Module, Johnson appreciates that its Thru feature is not dependent on the head amp’s volume. “The Thru feature is just a straight pass through, not like some systems, where if you adjust the gain or head amp, it adjusts your signal going to the board. The Aviom AN-16/i-M Mic Input Module doesn’t do that. It’s a straight pass through, allowing me to get the gain I need at front of house, but I can also adjust the gain going to the guys’ in-ears with the head amp. I really like the versatility the Aviom equipment provides.”

Sight and Sound Technologies was started in 2007 by Kris Johnson and his wife Tara. The business quickly grew and the duo began running the company fulltime in 2009, helping new and existing churches implement audio, video, lighting and portable staging systems. From start-up systems for new church plants and multi-site campuses to designing building systems for existing churches, Sight and Sound Technologies is happy to handle single item purchases all the way up to complete audio, lighting and video systems. For more information, visit http://www.sightandsoundtech.tv.

Aviom pioneered personal mixing with its Pro16® Monitor Mixing System and continues to break new ground with the revolutionary Pro64® Series of audio networking products. With tens of thousands of products in the field today, Aviom has set the standard for high performance, scalable digital solutions. All Aviom systems harness the power of A-Net®, Aviom’s innovative digital audio technology that simplifies system design while enhancing flexibility and fidelity. All Aviom products are designed, tested, and manufactured in the USA. For more information, visit www.Aviom.com.

AVI-SPL University Webinar: Learn Innovative Steps in Audio Management and Control for Conferencing

Join the next AVI-SPL University Webinar to explore “Innovative Steps in Audio Management and Control for Conferencing” on Wednesday, November 30 at 1 p.m. EST. Led by Bosch’s Bob Rieder, this free webinar will discuss the latest trends available to expand audio conferencing capabilities.

“For years, U.S.-based conferencing system designs have typically been comprised of automatic microphone mixers, table or ceiling microphones, and ceiling speakers,” explains Rieder. “The U.S. market has been largely unaware of the wide range of high-performance push-to-talk options available from Bosch, with systems proven around the world that have been, until recently, unavailable here. These solutions provide the added benefits of aesthetically pleasing and technologically flexible components that can be custom-configured to fit most budgets.”

On the agenda:
• Hearing the speaker clearly
• Controlling the meeting
• Recording and transcribing meetings
• Enabling electronic voting
• Speaking to many people

Bob Rieder is Bosch’s product marketing manager for Pro Sound – Install. He has worked at Jensen in OEM loudspeaker design and was a category director for Shure. In his current role with Bosch, Bob handles marketing strategies for Electro-Voice installed audio product lines.

To register for the “Innovative Steps in Audio Management and Control for Conferencing” webinar, visit http://www.avispl.com/goto.asp?id=4527

Launched in 2011, AVI-SPL University Online is a set of webinars held throughout the year. Hosted by AVI-SPL and its manufacturer partners, the free webinar series focuses on emerging technologies and applications. Bookmark www.avispl.com/events for updated schedule and topic details.

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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.

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ACIR Professional Hosts Shure Demo in A.C.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J.—ACIR Professional (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.) recently hosted a demonstration of the new Axient wireless mic line by Shure Microphones at the Atlantic City Hilton Casino Resort.

The Axient system of products is Shure’s latest and most advanced professional wireless microphone system to date, featuring complete spectrum management, interference detection and avoidance, advanced power management, transmitter remote control, frequency diversity, and new Wireless Workbench 6 software.

The Shure demos, attended by regional audio professionals, also included PSM-1000 and PSM-900 IEM systems, “micro body pack”, “Wireless Workbench 5” (the latest version of Shure wireless management software), and rechargeable battery technology including Shure’s rack-mountable charger.

For Shure’s audio production, ACIR provided a Yamaha LS9-16 digital console, Yamaha DSR115 Speakers, and a 4-channel rack of Shure UR series wireless (both handhelds and body packs with lavaliers) used by presenters and for Axient wireless product comparisons.

For more information, visit www.acirpro.com.

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PHOTO ID: Shure’s Bill Ostry

PHOTO CREDIT: Digital Warmth

The RapcoHorizon Company Announces Its “Outfit Your Band” Promotion

Grand Prize Winner to be Revealed During the 2012 NAMM Show

JACKSON, MO, NOVEMBER 28, 2011 ― The RapcoHorizon Company, a leading manufacturer of audio/video interfacing and cable equipment, announces its “Outfit Your Band” Promotion, the company’s largest to date. One Grand Prize winner, to be revealed online and at the 2012 NAMM Show (Booth 4558), will receive a 16×4 snake and every mic, speaker and instrument cable needed for his or her band’s performances. As part of the promotion, RapcoHorizon will also give away one i-JAM 3-n-1 Smart Phone Interface every Friday until the 2012 NAMM show.

To be considered for the “Outfit Your Band” Promotion, beginning Monday, November 28, 2011, RapcoHorizon fans must go to the contest tab on the company’s Facebook page, located at http://www.facebook.com/RapcoHorizon. On this tab, contestants must enter their email address and local dealer store number, which can be obtained by visiting their local RapcoHorizon dealer and locating the store ID number printed on the promotional signage. The Grand Prize winner will be announced on Friday, January 20, 2012, during the 2012 NAMM Show — through Facebook and at The RapcoHorizon Company booth (#4558). The winner will also be contacted via email.

For a chance to win an i-JAM 3-n-1, users must become a fan of The RapcoHorizon Company on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/RapcoHorizon. One winner will be chosen randomly each week from the company’s fan list. Each weekly drawing will be announced on the RapcoHorizon fan page. Winners will also be contacted through their Facebook accounts.

RapcoHorizon dealers also have the opportunity to win an i-JAM 3-n-1. For every weekly winner who mentions his or her local retailer, The RapcoHorizon Company will also award one i-JAM 3-n-1 to the store that directed the user to the Facebook promotion.

For more information or to become a RapcoHorizon Company Facebook fan, please visit http://www.facebook.com/RapcoHorizon.

The RapcoHorizon Company, located in Jackson, Missouri, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of audio, video, home theater, data and telecommunications cable in both bulk wire and assemblies. Used worldwide by concert touring sound companies, video and sound contractors, recording studios, system integrators, audiophiles and musicians, The RapcoHorizon Company’s products provide optimal flexibility and premium performance. The company’s state-of-the-art Custom Shop can modify existing products or build new devices to meet any need. For more information, please visit The RapcoHorizon Company’s website at www.rapcohorizon.com.

ANTON/BAUER’S LATEST POWER SOLUTIONS FOR SONY, CANON, PANASONIC, ARRI AND RED TO MAKE NATEXPO DEBUT IN 2011


MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, will demonstrate the company’s latest suite of advanced power solutions at NATEXPO 2011 from November 23 through November 25. Anton/Bauer will display the MATRIX Cheese Plate and Gold Mount System for the Sony F3 and NEX-FS-100 cameras; the Canon 5D, 7D and 60D cameras; the Panasonic AG-AF100 camera and the RED EPIC camera. In attendance will be professionals in the television, radio/new media broadcasting and cinema production industries. The company will also be featuring a variety of power solutions for the Sony F65 and ARRI ALEXA cameras. Products will be shown onsite at partner booths DNK (Stand A44), I.S.P.A. (Stand A42), and OKNO-TV (Stand A32, A57).

The new MATRIX Cheese Plate mounts directly on 15-mm or 19-mm rod systems, allowing for easy mounting for Gold Mounts on a variety of cameras including:

  • Sony F3 – QRC-DUAL PT – Gold Mount with four-pin XLR and two PowerTap outputs for the Sony F3. Also mounts directly to the AJA Ki Pro Mini.
  • Sony NEX-FS-100 – FGM-S – 71/4 Gold Mount
  • Canon 5D, 7D and 60D – QR-DLSR – 7/14 Gold Mount
  • Panasonic AG-AF100 – QR-VBG – 71/4 Gold Mount adapter
  • Red EPIC – QRC-EPIC – Exclusive features include three outputs: a hard-wired cabled six-pin LEMO connector for power as well as two PowerTap connectors for accessories.
  • These Gold Mount solutions can also be used on support rigs such as Cinevate, Shape, Redrock Micro and Genus, among others, and in some cases, a pouch (the QR-PD/HDV is recommended for the Sony NEX-FS-100 in a pouch configuration).

    Anton/Bauer also provides a broad range of options and versatility for users powering the Sony F65 and ARRI ALEXA including the reliable and powerful DT-500. Providing two 4-pin XLRs for simultaneous outputs of 28 and 14 volts, the DT-500 is an optimal power supply for high-consumption cameras.

    Specific power solutions for the Sony F65 include the QR-SC ALTA, which can be used with any Logic Series battery including the 124Wh DIONIC HCX or any two Logic Series batteries with the company’s SO-SC ALTA snap on battery belt. For extended run-times, Anton/Bauer also offers the 560Wh CINE VCXL-CA with an 8-pin LEMO for simultaneous outputs of 14 and 28 volts.

    When operating the power-hungry ARRI ALEXA, the QR-HOTSWAP AR allows for two DIONIC HC or HCX batteries for seamless hotswapping. Available exclusively with the QR-HOTSWAP AR is the ability to display combined batteries’ remaining run-time in the camera viewfinder.

    For more information, visit www.AntonBauer.com.

    About Anton/Bauer
    Anton/Bauer is recognized as the world’s innovator and a premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other key mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries. Based in the United States in Shelton, CT with offices in Europe and Asia, Anton/Bauer was established in 1970 and has expanded its product offerings to include many signature lines such as its leading Gold Mount system, InterActive chargers and Logic Series batteries such as the HyTRON 50, 100 and 140, and DIONIC 90, 160, HC and HCX. Their products are compatible with virtually every camera brand on the market today. Other Anton/Bauer high performance products include the Ultralight, ElipZ, ElightZ, CINE VCLX and CINE VCLX/2. Their superior-quality products have become an industry standard. For more information on Anton/Bauer, visit www.antonbauer.com.

    A Snapshot of The Vitec Group
    Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military, aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2010 revenue of £309 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organized in three divisions: Imaging & Staging, Videocom and Services. Imaging & Staging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events. Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG. Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fiber optic and wireless technology used by TV production teams and film crews. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.

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    NanoLumens NanoFlex Displays Provide Live Video Outdoors At Ontario’s 2011 Remembrance Day Event



    NORCROSS, GEORGIA, November 17, 2011
    — What are you going to do when you have an outdoor ceremony and need a large, waterproof digital video display that can be set up and taken down quickly? The answer, as APG Displays found, is NanoLumens® 112” NanoFlex™ display. APG Displays, NanoLumens’ exclusive Canadian distributor, supplied two NanoFlex displays to their trade partner Mediaco when Mediaco was called upon to provide a digital video solution for Ontario’s 2011 Remembrance Day ceremony.

    Remembrance Day, also known as Armistice Day, is a memorial day that honors all veterans by remembering their selfless courage and commitment on the anniversary of the end of World War I. The 2011 Ontario ceremony featured a speech by Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and was held November 11 at the Ontario Veterans Memorial at Queen’s Park, Toronto.

    According to APG Displays Vice President David Weatherhead, “When Mediaco came to us and said they needed two outdoor displays large enough to be seen from hundreds of feet away, that could be put up and taken down in a single day, the only solution was the NanoLumens 112” NanoFlex flexible display. It’s the only display that satisfies all the needs of this kind of event—it’s easy to put up quickly because it’s very lightweight, it’s super bright so it can be viewed in direct sunlight, it’s viewable from any angle with no loss in picture quality, it’s durable and waterproof for outdoor applications, and it’s more energy efficient than any other display technology available today. And because the NanoFlex display is compatible with virtually all video input sources, using it as a live video display is just as easy as hooking it up to a DVD player.”

    According to Karen Robinson, NanoLumens SVP of Marketing and Sales, “With our lightweight, super-bright displays, event producers can now quickly and easily provide large video displays for short events and multi-day festivals. With the ability to move NanoLumens displays from day to day, reduced manpower requirements and significant energy savings over other display technologies, we offer the most portable, versatile and profitable digital video displays available today.”

    First introduced in 2010, NanoFlex™ digital displays remain the only solution of their kind. They conform to fit any surface, are thin, lightweight and energy efficient, and can be mounted as easily as a work of art. NanoLumens is the only company in the world able to reliably manufacture ultra-thin and lightweight, easy-to-install and maintain, seamless 6mm pixel pitch flexible LED displays in virtually any shape or size to meet each customer’s unique requirements.

    Designed and assembled entirely in the United States, NanoLumens displays are now available in both flexible and non-flexible frames in four product lines: NanoFlex™ and NanoWrap™ flexible displays; NanoSlim™ non-flexible rectangular displays; and NanoShape™ non-flexible round, square, and triangular displays.

    APG Displays’ rental division searches the world for the most innovative, high impact audiovisual products and brings them to special events, meetings and trade shows in Canada and the U.S. We are proud to offer one of the most comprehensive portfolios of cutting-edge large video display solutions, each with customized accessories, specialist technical support, and full system design and installation services. We have worked with some of the largest exhibit, conference and production houses in the business, providing tailored support for each client. We also partner with some of the biggest A/V names in the country with our exclusive Trade Partner Program. APG Displays is a member of MPI, ITRA, TSE, ISES, and Tourism Toronto special event and rental organizations.

    Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, NanoLumens, Inc. (www.nanolumens.com) is a privately held corporation engaged in the research, product development and component design for unique flexible displays that address a yawning technology gap in the $14 billion digital display industry. NanoLumens has built a portfolio of more than 20 international families of issued and filed patents on its flexible display technology that effectively address the commercial market void between relatively small flat-panel displays and huge, limited application LED boards. NanoLumens technology is not constrained by standard sizes and shapes, or by the size, noise and cost issues associated with commercial LED products.

    Sennheiser Delivers Flawless RF Performance During CMA Awards

    Blake Shelton performs with his Sennheiser SKM 2000 transmitter, coupled with an MMD 935-1 capsule

    Old Lyme, Conn. – November 15, 2011 – During the 45th annual Country Music Association Awards, audio specialist Sennheiser delivered another evening of rock solid audio and flawless RF performance courtesy of its EM 3732-II receivers, SKM 2000 and SKM 5200 transmitters and its ew 300 G3 IEM series monitoring system. The following Sennheiser users also won awards and performed live onstage using Sennheiser transmitters and capsules:

    Blake Shelton: Top Male Vocalist
    (Sennheiser SKM 2000 coupled with an MMD 953-1 capsule)
    Miranda Lambert: Top Female Vocalist
    – (Sennheiser SKM 2000 couple with an MMD 935-1 capsule)
    Sugarland: Vocal Duo of the Year
    (Sennheiser SKM 5200-II coupled with an MD 5235 capsule)
    Lady Antebellum: Vocal Group of the Year
    (Sennheiser SKM 5200-II coupled with an MD 5235 capsule)
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    DiGiCo SD10 Swings With McCune Audio At 54th Annual Monterey Jazz Fest

    Wil Blades Trio

    McCune Audio/Video/Lighting has been handling the audio services for the acclaimed Monterey Jazz Fest since the 1960′s. In business since 1932, this full service technical event production company has done its share of myriad events in its nearly 80-year history. They purchased their first DiGiCo, an SD10, and the console made its debut at the 54th Annual Festival this past September.
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    Visual Acuity breaks new ground with architectural scale projection for the 2011 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall

    Architectural scale projection onto Radio City Music Hall’s art deco interior creates an all-new immersive experience for the 2011 Christmas Spectacular

    Visual Acuity, an independent media and design consultancy, and batwin+robin, New York-based multimedia design company, today unveiled their contribution to an innovative project for the 2011 Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the world-famous Rockettes.

    For Visual Acuity, the project has been more than a year in the making. The company provided consulting, design and testing of the new architectural scale projection for the holiday production. These projections were unveiled in new scenes featured in the Madison Square Garden Entertainment production of the Christmas Spectacular opening on November 11, 2011 at the famed Radio City Music Hall.
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    AVI-SPL’s University Webinar Explores Data Delivery & Management to Video Walls

    Join the next AVI-SPL University Webinar to explore “Simplified Delivery and Management to Video Walls” on November 16 at 1 p.m. EST. Led by NEC’s Business Development Manager David Arnott, this free webinar will introduce attendees to Hiperwall, an innovative software solution that lets users resize and relocate multiple simultaneous content objects anywhere on a video wall.
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