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KanexPro Touts HDMI 1.4 Switcher with Ethernet and 3D Support

At CEDIA EXPO booth 3765, KanexPro is launching a brand new, ultra-fast 4×1 HDMI Switcher (HDHEACSW4) with support for Ethernet and Audio Return Channel (HEAC). Engineered with InstaPort ™ Technology, SI’s & consumers will no longer experience a four to seven second delay – and a long black screen – when switching between source devices connected to their projectors or HDTVs. The technology enables immediate access to content by reducing HDMI port switching time and perform the HDCP authorization routine immediately upon connecting the device.

As an added feature, this switcher provides ARC- Audio Return Channel, which allow televisions with built-in tuners to transmit audio from the TV to an A/V receiver. Perfect for old and existing A/V receivers that does not support ARC. HDTV resolutions up to 1080p/60 with 12-bit Color depth and PC resolutions up to 1920×1200 are maintained together with stereo or multi-channel digital audio. more

DK-Technologies Sponsors IBC 2011 Conference Session – Audio Loudness: Get It Right From The Start

DK-Technologies is shinning a spotlight on Audio Loudness at this year’s IBC Convention by hosting a special seminar, in conjunction with IBC, entitled Audio Loudness: Get it Right From The Start.

As the only IBC event dedicated to this hugely important topic, DK-Technologies is anticipating plenty of interest from broadcasters who are anxious to learn how new loudness legislation will impact on them.

The seminar takes place on Saturday, September 10th, from 14.30 – 16.00 in RAI Conference room G102. A panel of experts will explode some of the myths that have sprung up around audio loudness and give practical help and advice on how to deal with this issue. more

Sennheiser Provides Support to Musicians ‘On the Ground’ During Summerfest 2011, World’s Largest Music Festival

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Milwaukee, WI – August 4, 2011: For several years running, audio specialist Sennheiser has made its presence known among musicians and artists attending Summerfest. This year, as in previous years, Sennheiser was also an active sponsor of Summerfest’s Emerging Artist Series, engaging not only well-established artists but also artists on the rise including The Material and The Last Vegas.

Sennheiser brought along its branded tour bus, which not only served as a change of scenery for artists and crew, but also provided them with a source for comprehensive technical expertise, emergency replacement gear and educational demonstrations of wireless and microphone products to help them achieve a flawless performance.

Summerfest attracts around one million music fans each year, and features 11 stages with performances from over 700 bands, making it the largest music festival in the world. Attendance at Summerfest was more

LiteTouch CEDIA EXPO 2011 Preview

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Sound Image and HARMAN’s Studer Vista 5 SR Digital Consoles Fatten the Sound for “Flatts Fest?

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The man at front of house for country music superstars Rascal Flatts for more than eight years, Jon Garber is using HARMAN’s Studer Vista 5 SR digital consoles for the band’s current “Flatts Fest? tour. Featuring opening acts Sara Evans, Easton Corbin and Justin Moore, the 29-show tour, spanning North America, features an entirely new stage production and interactive festival atmosphere.

Escondido, California-based Sound Image is supplying the Studer Vista 5 SR as the front of house digital console, as well as an additional Vista 5 SR for monitoring. Along with the Vista 5 SR consoles, Sound Image is providing 54 JBL VERTEC® VT4889 fullsize line array elements and 34 VT4880 fullsize arrayable subwoofers for each show, while the rig is powered by Crown IT12000HD amplifiers.

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INTEGRATED MICROWAVE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (IMT) ACHIEVES PRESTIGEOUS ISO 9001:2008 CERTIFICATION

MOUNT OLIVE, NJ, AUGUST 3, 2011 – Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast, Sports & Entertainment and MAG (Military, Aerospace & Government) markets, today announced that it has achieved ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management certification for its Mt. Olive, New Jersey production facility.

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The ISO 9001:2008 standard is a set of international quality practices that ensures the use of effective processes that are consistently monitored and continually improved. The certification validates a quality management system that promises customer satisfaction from effective implementation of the system and confirms an organization’s solid foundation for consistent improvement through data use and analysis.

IMT consolidated and expanded its production capabilities in November 2010. The new 65,000-square-foot facility in Mt. Olive is home to IMT’s research and development, application engineering, manufacturing assembly, electronic testing and customer technical support services. IMT’s range of products for commercial and government customers include wireless camera systems, portable video transmit and receive systems, airborne video downlinks, and central and diversity receivers.

“IMT continually strives for excellence and we are thrilled that the hard work and dedication of our employees has earned us this highly respected industry achievement,? says Integrated Microwave Technologies President Stephen Shpock. “While we have received this certification, it does not mean our ISO journey ends here. IMT will continue to operate with a set of principles that ensure a common sense approach to the management of our business activities to consistently achieve customer satisfaction.?

About Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC
Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT) is a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division. The company comprises the leading microwave brands Nucomm, RF Central and Microwave Service Company (MSC), offering broadcasters worldwide complete broadcast solutions. Nucomm is a premium brand of digital microwave video systems (including COFDM and VSB) for portable and fixed link applications. RF Central is an innovative brand of compact microwave video equipment for licensed and license free broadcast applications. MSC is a premier provider of engineering, integration, technical support, installation and commissioning services. IMT is an ISO 9001:2008 certified QMS organization and recipient of multiple industry awards for design and innovations.

More information can be found at www.imt-broadcast.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 £310 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organised 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, fibre 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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AVI-SPL Launches Technology Expo Event Series

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AVI-SPL is pleased to announce the launch of its highly-anticipated series, the Technology Expo 2011. From innovative leaders in video conferencing and telepresence to advanced audio networking technologies, more than 25 of the AV industry’s top manufacturers have signed on as featured exhibitors.

“As the number one Pro AV industry leader, AVI-SPL’s Technology Expo is set to deliver exciting breakthroughs in digital signage, HD video conferencing and telepresence, audio networking and more,” says Kelly Bousman, senior vice president of marketing, AVI-SPL. “This is a free event specifically geared towards helping customers enhance productivity, all while increasing the strength, depth and versatility of business communications. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with and learn from the industry’s leading visionaries in the Pro AV industry.”

AVI-SPL’s Executive Vice President of Video and Unified Communications, Michael Brandofino, will lead this dynamic event as the keynote speaker. As a more

Yamaha to hold “Four Days of Training? at Manhattan Center Studios

New York—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems will hold “Four Days of Training? on August 9-12 at Manhattan Center Studios, 311 West 34th St. (between 8th & 9Th Ave.) in New York City. Free of charge and open to all audio professionals, the Yamaha “Four Days of Training? is a unique opportunity to experience hands-on demos and training on Yamaha and NEXO products.

The August 9 session from 9:00 am – 11:00 is an introduction to NEXO NS-1 sound system venue predictive software tool (Windows based). From 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, NEXO speaker demos and training will take place on PS Series, GEOS12, RS 15 and 18 Ray Sub, and the new 45 N12 line monitor wedge.
August 10 is an all-day session featuring Audio Networking for Live Sound, distribution and recording, control of Yamaha amplifiers and creating custom controls in DME Designer.

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KanexPro Debuts at CEDIA EXPO 2011

KanexPro is excited to join the CEDIA EXPO this year. Being a first timer, it’s a great opportunity to reach the residential A/V market and the world of professional installers. KanexPro will be showcasing some of the most exciting products at CEDIA such as:

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• HDBaseT ™ Long Runner HDMI Extenders with 3D & Power over Ethernet
• 2D to 3D Converter for Residential AV Systems
• Ultra-fast HDMI Switch with 3D& HEAC (Ethernet & Audio Return Channel)
• Wireless HDMI Extender (50ft.) based on WHDI™ technology

“In this digital era, A/V professionals and consumers are looking to manufacturers for information; not only about their products but also the underlining technology behind the devices,? says David Sommers, Business Development Rep at KanexPro. To help our customers get the best products, KanexPro serves in numerous markets more

Neutrik® USA offers New Tool for Searching Product Inventory at Neutrik.com

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Just enter a Neutrik part number and press search to find Authorized Neutrik Distributors stocking the part(s) your looking for.

Neutrik® USA is excited to offer a new online tool for quickly finding inventory of Neutrik products from Authorized Neutrik Distributors. The Distributor Stock Search tool enables you to find current inventory of any Neutrik product by simply visiting the product page for that item. more

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