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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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Extron Now Shipping MPA 152 ENERGY STAR Qualified Amplifier

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the MPA 152 ENERGY STAR qualified, integrated Mini Power Amplifier. The MPA 152 provides stereo amplification for speaker systems in classrooms and other applications requiring compact, economical audio solutions. This ENERGY STAR qualified amplifier features an Extron exclusive, highly efficient, advanced Class D amplifier design with patented CDRS™ – Class D Ripple Suppression technology that provides a smooth, clean audio waveform and an improvement in signal fidelity over conventional Class D designs. This Extron exclusive, high efficiency design allows the amplifier to be fanless and operate in environments with little or no ventilation. more

Technomad Delivers Big Sound in Compact Package for Illinois Zoo

Vernal and Vienna models deliver news, exhibit information and background music across seven acres in durable, weatherproof package

BOSTON, September 14, 2011 — The bird calls, primate howls and other noises coming from the Phillips Park Zoo in Aurora, Illinois, are balanced with a new, high-quality audio system that delivers news, exhibit information, and background music to some 200,000 visitors each year.

Technomad Vernal Loudspeaker at Phillips Park Zoo

Chicago-based systems integration firm AST (Advanced Systems & Technologies) installed a 70-volt system with eight weatherproof Technomad advanced audio loudspeakers to provide intelligible voice and high-quality musical reproduction throughout all seven acres of the zoo. Seven Technomad Vernal loudspeakers discreetly cover the grounds, providing audio to visitors nearby the animal exhibits. One Technomad Vienna loudspeaker provides long-distance audio projection to patrons at the main entrance gate and visitor more

KanexPro Introduces Cube Up™ 4×1 HDMI Switcher with 2D to 3D Converter

Cube Up™ 4×1 HDMI Switcher with 2D to 3D Converter

An all-in-one solution designed to switch four HDMI sources such as a Blu-ray player, satellite box, game console or a media PC to your HD display and subsequently convert the content from your 2D sources to 3D for viewing it on 3D enabled TVs and 3D based DLP projectors and monitors. This HD switcher features real-time hardware conversion of 2D content to 3D during playback.

It provisions full 3D (all formats) such as side-by-side, top-by-bottom, 3D frame-packing & 3D page-flip with HD 1080p and multi-channel audio. The CubeUp is fully compliant with HDCP, EDID and CEC. The built-in scaler provides up scaling of DVD quality video to full HD 1080p resolution, supporting color depth to 12-bits per more

Middle Atlantic BGR Series Equipment Racks At CEDIA 2011

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Middle Atlantic Products is now shipping its groundbreaking new BGR Series racks, featuring the highest level of space efficiency and strength available in a rack system. Originally unveiled at InfoComm, the BGR Series incorporates the most comprehensive feature set currently available for hassle-free, efficient system integration in commercial and residential applications alike.

Primary benefits of the BGR Series design include time and labor savings, installation and field flexibility, superior cable management and high flow/low energy DC cooling options. Core to the BGR Series rack’s enhanced functionality is the company’s new patent-pending LeverLock™ Interior Management System, which facilitates mounting of small devices along the rack interior sides, and advanced cabling management. Comprised of a series of unique, tool-free vertical and horizontal lacing bars and device mounting plates, the LeverLock system promotes fast, flexible installation and servicing and can save more than 4 rackspaces per enclosure in typical installations.

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RelampIt! Promotes Green AV with an AV Week Raffle

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Once a year, RelampIt! sponsors a projector lamp recycling raffle in effort to promote Green practices in the audiovisual industry.

The 4th Annual Projector Lamp Recycling Raffle began September 1, 2011 and will conclude as part of a series of events that will take place during InfoComm’s AV Week (10/16/2011 – 10/22/2011). According to Gina Sansivero, Partner at Projector Lamp Services, “The week-long focus here will be on Green AV; specifically end of life cycle options for AV equipment.? This year, RelampIt! intends to exceed the 1700 lamps collected during last year’s recycling raffle event. By participating in InfoComm’s AV Week festivities, RelampIt! has the opportunity to reach out to and educate a larger number of companies and institutions.

Those interested in being entered in the raffle are encouraged to submit a minimum of 10 projector lamps for recycling, which qualifies them for (1) entry. Participants have more

Industry Veteran Jerry Cave Joins Current Marketing’s Sales and Marketing Team

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Jerry Cave – Current Marketing

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 1, 2011 – Current Marketing (www.greatreps.com) is proud to announce that industry veteran Jerry Cave has joined the manufacturer’s representative’s sales and marketing team covering the Southwest territory, effective immediately.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of the Current Marketing team, getting back to what I feel I do best,? said Cave. “The manufacturer’s rep job is challenging and rewarding, and I look forward to again working with my many friends and associates in the consumer electronics industry.?

Cave started his career in the consumer electronics industry in 1975, which included time as a manufacturer’s rep in the Midwest for seven years, as well as developing car audio brand Adcom. He also had two stints with Rockford Corporation that spanned more than 14 more

KanexPro Introduces Cube Up™ – 2D to 3D Converter with Built-in Scaler at CEDIA EXPO 2011

Cube Up™ - 2D to 3D Converter with Built-in Scaler

Designed to take content from your 2D video sources and instantaneously convert it into 3D for viewing on 3D enabled TVs and 3D based DLP projectors and monitors.

Brea, Calif., September 1st, 2011 – KanexPro (Booth #309) the leading A/V Connectivity solutions provider is pleased to introduce a cutting-edge 2D to 3D converter called the “CubeUp?. This 3D converter is designed to take content from your 2D video sources and instantaneously convert it into 3D for viewing on 3D enabled TVs and 3D based DLP projectors and monitors. Comprised of one HDMI input and one HDMI output for connecting it to the 3DTV, this compact box features real-time hardware conversion of 2D content to 3D during playback. Engineered to transform sources such as PCs, Blu-ray players, STB’s and cable boxes to 3D format. In addition, 3D depth and scaling parameters can be fully adjusted simply at the touch of a button.

It provisions full 3D (all formats) such as side-by-side, top-by-bottom, 3D frame-packing & 3D page-flip with HD 1080p and multi-channel audio. The CubeUp is fully compliant more

KanexPro Introduces the Ultimate Long-Runner with HDBaseT® & 5Play™ Technology at CEDIA EXPO 2011

Long Runner 5PL

100M HDMI Extender with PoE, IR, RS-232, Ethernet and 3D Support

Brea, Calif., Aug 22, 2011 – KanexPro (Booth #309) the leading A/V Connectivity solutions provider is proud to introduce its groundbreaking HDMI® Extender, based on HDBaseT® technology called the “The Long –Runner 5PL? which includes all the five main elements of a typical A/V install: Audio, Video, Power, Control, and the Distance needed for versatility and swift installation. Guaranteed to work with any number of HDMI sources and displays.

Route high-resolution HDMI signals with full HD 1080p from the source up to 330 feet (100m) to your HD display. In addition, it supports PoE (Power over Ethernet) eliminating excess or unwanted power drain and also provides power to the receiver at the remote location, giving the ultimate freedom to the flat-panel or projector from being tethered to the AC outlet.
It provisions full 3D (all formats) and resolutions up to 4Kx2K (4 times the 1080p) with multichannel more

KanexPro releases HDMI® based Long-Runner Extender with Power over Ethernet (PoE)

Brea, CA – 08.16.11 – Pro AV Connectivity solutions provider KanexPro

KanexPro Long Runner with PoE (Power over Ethernet)

The KanexPro Long-Runner with PoE (Power over Ethernet) employs HDBaseT technology to route high-resolution HDMI signals with full HD 1080p from the source up to 330 feet (100m) to your HD display. It supports full 3D (all formats) and resolutions up to 4Kx2K (4 times the 1080p), multi-channel audio and IR extension over a single low cost CAT5e/6 cable.

is bringing an innovative new technology to CEDIA EXPO and into the market. An addition to the Long-Runner family of HDMI Extenders, constructed with HDBaseT® technology and POE (Power Over Ethernet) over a single CAT-5e/6. This long-range transmitter/ receiver system packs a lot of signals in a streamlined extension system that also delivers power at the remote location, freeing more

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