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Technomad and Electrocom Revitalize Stadium Audio at Historic Tacoma High Schools

BOSTON, January 5, 2012 — Two illustrious high school stadiums in the Tacoma Public Schools system enjoyed vastly improved sound for the 2011 football season, thanks to comprehensive distributed audio system upgrades at both locations.

Lynwood, Washington-based systems integration firm Electrocom managed the upgrades, installing Technomad advanced audio loudspeakers and high-powered amplifiers among other components at Stadium High School and Lincoln High School. Electrocom handpicked the systems to replace aging horn components that were in disrepair and bleeding into adjacent neighborhoods — prompting a flurry of complaints.

The stadiums’ long, rich histories are evident in their grandeur: large, bowl-shaped venue designs with concrete bleachers and expansive sideline space. This made sound improvements — especially even, venue-wide coverage — unusually challenging.

“These are not typical press box installations where we mount and blast away,” said Matt Wright, project manager at Electrocom. “We positioned narrow-dispersion loudspeakers at multiple points, with enough SPL, or sound pressure, to cover the distance of the field in some cases. We also needed a wireless amplifier solution at each stadium to remain under budget. It would have been expensive and complicated to run wires the length of the field and trench into the concrete.”

Technomad PowerChiton4 high-power amplifiers provide the wireless solution for pole-mounted loudspeakers on the visitor sidelines at each stadium. The IP66-rated amplifiers offer a waterproof design for outdoor audio, and a compact, modular form factor for greater proximity to loudspeakers. The 1600-watt amplifiers also pack plenty of power for loud stadium environments.

Wright adds that Technomad loudspeakers provide exceptional audio quality and are among the best at containing audio within the confines of a stadium or similar venue. “The end users are very happy with the audio quality,” he said. “The Technomad systems have improved intelligibility and increased audio isolation from the neighbors at both stadiums.”

Electrocom installed Berlin 9040 and 6040 narrow-dispersion loudspeakers at both stadiums. All Stadium High School loudspeakers mount to four large steel light poles — two above and behind the home side bleachers, and two above and behind the visitor side. Each home side pole supports two Berlin 9040 loudspeakers aimed toward the front row at a steep angle to cover the audience. One Berlin 6040 aims outward to cover the field.

One visitor-side pole supports two Berlin 9040 loudspeakers powered by a Technomad PowerChiton4 amplifier and RF solution to cover one end of the bleachers. A second pole supports two Berlin 9040 loudspeakers and a PowerChiton4 for the near bleachers; and a single Berlin 6040 with a dedicated PowerChiton4 amplifier to cover an extension of the bleacher away from the cluster. Allen PoleStar mounting hardware supports all loudspeakers.

A mix of Berlin 6040 and 9040 loudspeakers cover the Lincoln High School field from three locations behind the home bleachers, including the end zones for audio during track and field events. Berlin 6040s and PowerChiton4 amplifiers cover the visitor side from the front corners of the bleachers.

“These are among the largest stadiums we’ve done and there were plenty of challenges,” said Wright. “Technomad loudspeakers provide high-quality audio, high-frequency intelligibility and strong SPL along with a weatherproof design. And the PowerChiton amplifiers provided a way to get audio to difficult places without being cost-prohibitive.”

ABOUT TECHNOMAD
Technomad LLC, founded in 1995, designs and manufactures loudspeaker systems for the professional audio and security/military technology industries. The company invented the first reliable full-range weatherproof loudspeaker and now offers nine models ranging in power from 60-watt loudspeakers to 1250-watt subwoofers — most available in Turnkey PA System packages featuring amplifiers, mixers and other signal processing equipment in pre-wired racks. The company also manufactures a variety of audio infrastructure and communications equipment including playback and recording systems, weatherproof power amplifiers and turnkey remote audio systems. Contact Technomad at 617-275-8898 or visit www.technomad.com for more information.

New Year, New Website, New RelampIt!

RelampIt has a number of exciting changes planned for 2012; their 5 year anniversary. The first of which went live this morning. Beginning the year off strong, RelampIt has completely revitalized their old website.

The new website, www.relampit.com, is cleaner looking, with more organic colors and direct links to the most important and sought after information. Leone` Harvey, marketing coordinator at RelampIt, says of the new look, “We wanted a site that exemplifies our company’s core concerns- quality, service and sustainability.” The new site, with its crisp feel and easy navigation, offers visitors and clients an opportunity to learn more about RelampIt simply and without clutter which can become overwhelming.

New additions to the site include an online quote submission form, updated tips to extend lamp life, social media links, lamp search and increased functionality for the dealer portal. Gina Sansivero, partner at RelampIt, is thrilled about the enhanced portal function because it supports RelampIt’s desire to strengthen existing dealer relationships and expand the dealer channels. “Our partners are excited to work with us because we add a new level to their clients’ contracts which was typically overlooked. Adding replacement lamps and lamp recycling to service contracts offers value to end-users which hasn’t been offered before.” Additional functions to the portal will be added during the first half of the year, allowing for improved cooperation between RelampIt and their dealers. RelampIt will continue to announce new company developments throughout 2012.

RelampIt provides re-lamping services for the projection display industry. RelampIt has developed a process that allows projection lamps to be remanufactured at a reduced cost without compromising lifetime or performance. RelampIt also offers a no charge projector lamp recycling service. The RelampIt Projector Lamp Recycling Center, focuses on reducing waste and environmental contamination from the lamps found in front and rear projectors. For more information about relamping and recycling or to become a RelampIt dealer, call 1(631)244-0051, email gms@relampit.com or visit our NEW website at www.relampit.com.

Extron Announces PS Series Desktop Power Supply Trade-In Program

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the PS Series Desktop Power Supply Trade-In Program that allows Extron customers in the U.S. to return 15 unused 12 volt, 1 amp power supplies for a new PS 124 Multiple Output 12 Volt DC Power Supply. The PS 124 features eight 12 volt DC outputs, providing a total of 4 amps across all outputs with no per-port current limitations. It is designed to take the place of several individual Extron PS Series desktop power supplies, freeing up equipment rack space. The PS 124 is UL 2043 rated when used with the optional Flexible Conduit Adapter Kit for installation into a ceiling space. more

Technomad DragonFly Portable Audio System Debuts in Europe

Compact, integrated Micro PA system is first weatherproof system of its kind

BOSTON, December 7, 2011Technomad brings DragonFly, the world’s first completely weatherproof, all-in-one, self-casing portable PA system for the commercial pro audio market to ISE2012 (January 31-February 2, RAI Exhibition Center, Hall 3, Booth #3D144), marking its international debut.

The DragonFly, adapted from Technomad’s rugged military technology, is ideal for mobile pro audio and staging events that require outstanding audio quality, lightweight portability, quick setup, ease of operation and durable construction for outdoor events. The weatherproof design fully protects system components from moisture, dirt, shock and other elements in outdoor environments, supporting everything from ceremonies and parades to sporting events and concerts.

The inclusion of green, rechargeable and long-lasting NiHM battery power, along with a potent audio output, supports mobile audio free of extension cords for crowds of approximately 2,150 in size. NiMH battery technology, which uses nickel-metal hydride materials, is far more energy-efficient than lead-based batteries used in many portable audio systems today.

The DragonFly offers a uniquely small form factor for a fully functioning PA unit, sized at 14-1/2”x8-1/4”x14” and weighing 28 pounds. It contains two Technomad loudspeakers (expandable to four) and a 200-watt amplifier, and is one of the only portable PA systems to offer an integrated four-input mixer with individual controls. Collectively, the professional audio features provide a powerful output with broad dispersion, projecting intelligible speech and high-quality musical reproduction over long distances and wide areas.

“The DragonFly provides high-quality portable sound without worries by eliminating any risk of equipment loss due to quickly developing weather changes at outdoor events,” said Rodger von Kries, vice president of Technomad. “The DragonFly is shockingly loud considering its small form factor, and its high-fidelity performance is an ideal upgrade from low-fidelity horn systems. Compact and flexible with advanced battery technology, it advances what is possible in portable PA while delivering Technomad’s military-grade reliability and weatherproof construction.”

Other standard features include 16+ user-selectable channels for UHF applications, an integrated wireless microphone and an expansion bay to support an additional mic and a CD player. Network interfaces for streaming audio to other PA systems or receiving audio over a network via a wireless connection are included. Users can also add a Technomad Schedulon mp3 playback and recording system for instant, manual playback of user-loaded audio; or automatic playback of files (single-, multiple- or repeated-play) through down-to-the-second scheduling.

The convergence of neo-driver, amplification and NiMH battery technology supports the compact, lightweight and high-powered portable PA design. The internal NiHM battery comes with a charger for powering up in the field, and the unit operates on 120-240VAC and 12-24VDC power — making the DragonFly also useful as a fixed indoor or outdoor PA system, temporary or permanent.

ABOUT TECHNOMAD
Technomad LLC, founded in 1995, designs and manufactures loudspeaker systems for the professional audio and security/military technology industries. The company invented the first reliable full-range weatherproof loudspeaker and now offers nine models ranging in power from 60-watt loudspeakers to 1250-watt subwoofers — most available in Turnkey PA System packages featuring amplifiers, mixers and other signal processing equipment in pre-wired racks. The company also manufactures a variety of audio infrastructure and communications equipment including playback and recording systems, weatherproof power amplifiers and turnkey remote audio systems. Contact Technomad at 617-275-8898 or visit www.technomad.com for more information.

Project Green AV Offers Audiovisual Equipment Recycling with Global Electronics Recycling Partnership

Project Green AV partners with Global Electronics Recycling to launch an AV Recycling Program that makes Green AV recycling more convenient and cost effective.

Project Green AV extends its commitment to environmental responsibility for products, lifecycle, projects and practices throughout the audiovisual industry in the form of a new partnership with Global Electronics Recycling (GER), initiated by Christopher Maione and Associates (CMA).

AV businesses and end-users can recycle all AV equipment through Project Green AV for free. This no cost solution that meets recycling needs helps promote environmental responsibility across the AV industry and offers AV companies another way to add value for their clients.

The new AV e-waste recycling program through PGAV is built to address new and emerging federal, state and local electronic waste disposal requirements. E-waste recycling through Project Green AV can earn an end-of-lifecycle program credit for AV equipment as part of the guidelines to meet the new STEP certification criteria.

Visit the newly launched Project Green AV Audio Visual Recycling Page at www.projectgreenav.com/PGAVRecycles for more information and to schedule an AV recycling pickup.

Project Green AV is the comprehensive industry resource for Green information & ideas for the Audio Visual industry. Project Green AV is committed to bringing together AV industry colleagues to learn about, discuss and teach environmentally responsible and cost-effective solutions for AV purchases, installation, new technology and projects. For more information about Project Green AV, contact Gina Sansivero: gms@projectgreenav.com or 516-901-8542.

About GER: Global Electronics Recycling provides customized recycling and safe management of electronics. GER has a zero landfill approach and promotes corporate and social responsibility. Based in Arizona, GER is recognized by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. GER is ISO 9001 & 14001 and registered for implementing R2 / RIOS.

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Prism Projection Introduces Next Generation RevEAL Studio Fresnel at LDI 2011

Prism Projection, Inc. will be offering attendees at LDI 2011 the opportunity to see the next generation of lighting technology with not only a product launch but also a head to head comparison of source technologies. With the launch of the third generation RevEAL Studio Fresnel 3 (SF3) Prism expands their multi-award winning RevEAL line of products by offering designers yet another way to use LED technology as their primary source within a familiar fixture format. Another highlight of the Prism booth (#1519) will be the head to head comparison of the popular RevEAL Profile luminaire with an ETC Source Four 750-Watt ellipsoidal. Stop in and see why so many designers consider the RevEAL Profile a true ‘go to’ option for primary illumination.

“Many lighting designers consider the 750-Watt Source Four as a benchmark when comparing lights,” notes Garrett Young, President and Founder of Prism Projection, Inc. “During the show, we will give attendees the opportunity to see the Source Four alongside our RevEAL Profile, which we consider to be the future of framing profile spotlights. It has the output of traditional sources at a fraction of the power consumption, while still providing designers with beam-shaping shutters and edge-to-edge crisp projections coupled with high color rendering and excellent output.”

Many designers have quickly embraced the RevEAL Profile, which has received multiple awards throughout the industry, including the Best Debuting Product in the Lighting Category at last year’s LDI. The RevEAL Profile is a true high-CRI, LED Profile Spot with a lumen output of 16,000 lumens, a variable Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) range of 2,800–6,500K, an adjustable focus from hard to a very soft edge, changeable lenses for beam angles from 14º–70º, and a flat field. It also has four shutters on a tri-plane; accepts M-size gobos; uses DMX, Art-Net, or local control; and features a universal power input of 90–260V AC.prism-reveal-studio-barndoors.jpg

Debuting at LDI this year, is Prism’s new Studio Fresnel 3, with an output of 7,600 lumens and a Color Rendering Index (CRI) > 92, offers the ability to get clean cuts with standard barndoors and a wider range of beam angle adjustment—from a very narrow 8° to an extra wide 70°. The SF3 uses a manual zoom focus mechanism to smoothly and easily go from spot to flood. “We’ve been able to reduce the source size to enable the SF3 to work with the barndoor as well as allow for the tighter spot without any loss in output from the previous two models, adds Young.” Both the SF1 and SF2 will still be available in the Prism RevEAL line alongside the SF3 giving people the choice of the right tool for their particular application.

The SF3 reacts to the cuts and shaping of barndoors the same as a conventional Fresnel fixture and is the same form factor as a traditional 8” Fresnel. With a total power draw of 250-Watts, the SF3 is brighter than a 1kW Fresnel with a tungsten source. The RevEAL Studio Fresnels provide high lumen output, unparalleled color rendering, tunable CCT from 2,800–8,000K, a wide color palette with repeatability, and beam quality guaranteed by TrueSource® color management technology.

“We wanted to give lighting designers the ability to use our products in a similar manner that they are used to working,” says Young. “With the design of the SF3, we built on the accomplishments of the previous Studio Fresnel models and added in the ability to work seamlessly with a standard barndoor in shaping the beam. We were also able to engineer a tighter spot focus going from the previous narrow spot of 20° now down to an 8° spot.”
Both the RevEAL Studio Fresnel 3 and the RevEAL Profile will be demonstrated alongside the multi-award winning RevEAL Color Wash luminaire. Also be sure to come in for the head to head comparison of the RevEAL Profile to the ETC Source Four taking place each day in Prism’s booth #1519 at LDI.

Prism Projection – See what you’ve been missing.®

For more information about Prism Projection, Inc., please go to: www.prismprojection.com

About Prism Projection, Inc.
In the fall of 2009 Prism introduced the first of the RevEAL line of products, the Color Wash. Almost instantly the RevEAL CW generated industry awards and attention, including Best Debuting Product for Lighting at LDI 2009. In 2010, Prism again moved LED technology forward with the debut of the RevEAL Profile. RevEAL has received numerous product awards from LDI, WFX, ABTT, and Live Design tradeshows and magazines. Prism Projection’s products create specific colored light with high rendering indexes in instruments capable of maintaining that color output. The innovative TrueSource® color management and calibration system allows products to deliver exact color without many of the operational concerns of other LED systems.

PRG Debuts Best Boy 4000™ Spot and More at LDI 2011

prg_brand.jpgProduction Resource Group, L.L.C. (PRG), will launch the highly anticipated Best Boy 4000™ Spot Luminaire at LDI 2011, the leading live entertainment technology trade show held in Orlando from October 28 through October 30. Attendees will be the first to see the “all-in-one” Best Boy, a 20,000+ lumen, 700-watt fixture with an all-inclusive feature set and no compromises in performance.

Other products in the PRG booth, #1127, include the PRG V676™ and V476™ Lighting Control Consoles and the new Mbox Director™ application that allows remote control or offline editing of the Mbox EXtreme® media server. Along with PRG’s award-winning proprietary products, will be the ChamSys MagicQ MQ100 Console and ChainMaster ¼, ½ and 1-ton capacity Fixed Speed Motors. In addition, there will be the new PRG Nocturne V-18 LED Video Modules, a product that is quickly becoming the most widely specified LED screen more

SeaChanger HMI Luminaire Range Debuts at LDI 2011

SeaChanger HMI ProfileSeaChanger is expanding its product line with three new luminaires all using a highly efficient 575W HMI lamp. The new 24,000 lumen SeaChanger HMI will be on display in SeaChanger’s booth (#108) at LDI 2011 in Orlando, Florida October 28-30. The SeaChanger HMI fixtures join the current SeaChanger range that employs tungsten and plasma light sources. Designers now have more lamp choices for the revolutionary color changing SeaChanger Color Engine. The SeaChanger HMI is available in Profile, Wash, and Exterior-rated models.

The SeaChanger HMI is a true lighting innovation in DMX color changing technology. With its 575W lamp, this highly efficient HMI fixture produces an impressive 24,000 lumens at 34 lumens per watt. The SeaChanger HMI uses the patented SeaChanger Color Engine, a dynamic CYM dichroic color mixing system along with a smooth mechanical dimmer. Matching SeaChanger’s patented CYM color more

ihiji Expands; Appoints Additional Independent Sales Representative Organizations; Cloud-Based Remote Network Monitoring and Service Support Solution invision Now Available in US and Canada

Austin, TX – October 10, 2011 – ihiji, creator of the award-winning cloud-based remote monitoring and support system invision, today announces the recent appointment of several independent sales representation firms to execute the company’s strategic growth initiatives in the US and Canada.

Advancing ihiji’s mission to simplify remote monitoring and support services for dealers of any size and scope, the sales rep firms act as an extension of the company providing needed territory support. Serving as educators and facilitators, ihiji invision reps assist dealers with successfully implementing and deploying remote monitoring and support tools, as well as creating more profitable and efficient service organizations through the implementation of service contracts.

To further support and foster dealer success, ihiji provides direct support in the form of outreach and education. Weekly open webinars detail remote monitoring and support practices. Dealers receive a comprehensive explanation of the category and technologies, as more

Technomad and Wortz Consulting Upgrade Stadium Sound at Tuskegee University

BOSTON, September 28, 2011Tuskegee University in Alabama is renowned for its academic and athletic excellence. The latter includes the university’s celebrated NCAA Division II football team, the Golden Tigers, which boasts a 106-year history and 28 SIAC Conference championships. The Golden Tigers stand with a few elite college football teams with more than 600 victories, and have won more games (630) than any of the other “Historically Black Colleges and Universities? (HBCU).

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The seventy-year-old, 10,000-seat Abbott Memorial Stadium is a historic treasure to Tuskegee University and its alumni. The university, in alignment with ongoing stadium preservation, recently added a Technomad Turnkey PA system with six Technomad Berlin weatherproof loudspeakers. The system plays out intelligible voice and high-quality music across four zones and long distances for football games, graduations and other stadium events.

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