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FSR Names The Farm “Super Rep Of The Year”

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Orlando, FL — FSR, manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, has singled out The Farm as “Super Rep of the Year? for outstanding performance in all three categories: Metal, Electronics, and Matrix. The annual honor was bestowed upon the Northern California firm at FSR’s Representative meeting during InfoComm 2011 in Orlando, Florida.

“Criteria for ‘Rep of the year’ is based upon performance versus quota,? explained Jan Sandri, FSR’s president. “And while all our representatives are exceptional and we are fortunate to work with all of them, this year The Farm nailed it in every category. We are very pleased to consider them an important part of the FSR family.?

The Farm is a professional manufacturers representative firm specializing in technical sales and marketing of high quality commercial AV products. The Company ranks more

Technomad Loudspeakers Broadcast From Texas Courthouse

BOSTON, July 18, 2011 — The verdict is in at the Haskell County Courthouse in Texas, where a new high-quality audio system is delivering news and entertainment to the local population.

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The three-story, 100-year old building in Haskell, Texas, received a major audio upgrade via four Technomad Berlin 9040 narrow dispersion loudspeakers. Mounted high on the building’s 60-foot-high roof, the Technomad system replaces an outdated PA system scarred by time and weather. Technomad also supplied a mixer and two wireless handheld microphones for the audio headend.

The Berlin 9040 weatherproof loudspeakers reproduce intelligible voice and full-frequency music for special events such as parades and rodeos, carrying announcements and musical entertainment across the courthouse square. The loudspeakers can double as an emergency broadcast system in the event of a tornado, wildfire or other public safety event in town. more

FSR Takes Home 2011 BEST Product Award From Commercial Integrator

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MANUFACTURER’S CB SERIES OF CEILING BOXES RECEIVES TOP HONORS IN CABINETS, FURNITURE, RACKS, MOUNTS & CASES CATEGORY

Orlando, FL – FSR’s CB series of ceiling boxes took top honors from Commercial Integrator in the publication’s inaugural CI BEST (Best Electronic Systems Technologies) Product Awards. The manufacturer received the nod in the “Cabinets, Furniture, Racks, Mounts & Cases? category at a ceremony at InfoComm 2011, the trade show that showcases the latest technologies in the information communications and systems integration industries.

“CI prides itself on helping integrators make good business decisions — like choosing products that save installation time and offer unique performance features,” states Tom LeBlanc, editor in chief, Commercial Integrator. “We think the CI BEST winners can give our readers a competitive advantage.”

A panel of judges within the commercial industry, including editors of more

Califone® Gets Greener with Electronic Billing

SAN FERNANDO, Calif., June 23, 2011 – Califone® International, Inc. (http://www.califone.com), a leader in the design, development, and manufacturing of A/V products and accessories since 1947, is proud to announce a continuation of its green business program with the introduction of electronic billing for its dealers. The program, now active, offers same-day electronic invoicing on shipments of the company’s audio visual products.

“This progressive program reflects our continued investment and support for our dealers, but it’s also part of our commitment to green innovation within the education and professional audio industries,? shared Tim Ridgway, VP Marketing for Califone. “This program will mean the near-term elimination of printing and mailing more than 24,000 invoices and envelopes sent out this year alone.?

In addition to cutting paper, the program also makes available to dealers the tracking numbers of each shipment to better serve Califone customers. Within minutes of a more

Auralex® Provides New Online Resource to Find Green Acoustical Products

ORLANDO, FL, JUNE 16, 2011 – Auralex® Acoustics, Inc. (InfoComm booth 962), the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, streamlines its green product offerings online with the launch of a dedicated eco tab on its Web site (http://www.auralex.com/Eco/). The new Web page will highlight all of the company’s green product options in one place in order to better educate its customers about its range of eco-friendly products. more

MEDIAMATRIX® DEBUTS NWARE™ MOBILE APP FOR iOS DEVICES

MediaMatrix NWare Mobile App

MediaMatrix NWare Mobile App

June 15, 2011, ORLANDO, Fla. (InfoComm exhibit #1001)— Peavey® proudly announces the new NWare™ Mobile application, a customizable user interface for controlling MediaMatrix® NION® digital audio systems from an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch device. NWare Mobile allows designers and integrators to construct, program and deploy wireless control interfaces within MediaMatrix without the expense of traditional third-party control systems.

The NWare Mobile application opens up a new realm of system control to designers, consultants, contractors and end users of MediaMatrix NION networked audio and control systems. Designers and programmers can create full-color, high-resolution custom interfaces for NION systems that remotely control any system components and functions they choose. With drag-and-drop simplicity, the NWare Mobile app puts the entire palette of NION control devices—knobs, sliders, meters, displays, signals and alerts—right at their fingertips. more

CREST AUDIO® ADDS PRO-LITE™ 3.0 TO NEW AMPLIFIER SERIES

Crest Audio Pro-LITE Series

Crest Audio Pro-LITE Series

June 15, 2011, ORLANDO, Fla. (InfoComm exhibit #1001) — Crest Audio® proudly announces the Pro-LITE™ 3.0 and Pro-LITE 3.0 DSP power amplifiers, featuring an incredibly lightweight, efficient design with high power and stable performance into 2-ohm loads.

Crest Audio Pro-LITE Series amps are built on an advanced, high-speed class D design with a switch-mode power supply that reduces weight while increasing reliability, thermal efficiency and output power. The Pro-LITE 3.0 and Pro-LITE 3.0 DSP boast 870 watts per channel at 4 ohms stereo (up to 3,150 watts bridged @ 4 ohms), weigh 13.3 lbs., and deliver rock-solid performance in parallel, stereo and bridged modes. The robust power supply allows these amplifiers to deliver consistent, stable performance with low frequencies and at 2-ohm operation. more

CREST AUDIO® INTRODUCES NX DANTE-8™ NEXSYS® CONTROL MODULE

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June 15, 2011, ORLANDO, Fla. (InfoComm exhibit #1001) — Crest Audio® proudly announces the new Nx Dante-8™ NexSys® control module, which works in tandem with the new Crest Audio CKd™ Series of intelligent power amplifiers to support Crest NexSys 5 and Peavey® MediaMatrix® NWare™ audio software programs.

Providing advanced audio control and routing, the Nx Dante-8 module fits into the rear bay of CKd Series power amps and supports all NexSys functions, DSP functions and Dante digital audio I/O via 1 Gb Ethernet connection. Primary and secondary 1 Gb ports provide system redundancy for the most demanding applications, while eight Dante audio inputs and eight Dante audio outputs enable extensive audio routing capabilities. more

CREST AUDIO® UNVEILS CKd™ NETWORKABLE POWER AMPLIFIERS

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Crest Audio CKd Series power amplifier

June 15, 2011, ORLANDO, Fla. (InfoComm exhibit #1001) — Crest Audio® proudly announces the CKd™ Series of multi-channel, networkable, intelligent power amplifiers. The new CKd Series provides superior performance and control in fixed installations through an efficient “green? design that saves energy, weight and space.

Decades of proven performance, reliability and intelligence converge in the Crest Audio CKd Series, combining the legendary overbuilt power supply design made famous by the Crest Audio Pro 200™ with NexSys® networking functionality and an ultra-lightweight class D topology. The design centers around an ultra-high efficiency amplifier output circuit which reduces weight while increasing output power, reliability and thermal efficiency. more

Draper Kicks off Company Blog

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Terry Coffey
Phone: 765-856-1230
FAX: 765-987-7142
E-mail: tcoffey@draperinc.com
Web site: www.draperinc.com

(Spiceland, Ind.)–Draper, Inc. has introduced the first blog in company history, with a post by company President John Pidgeon.
“My career here dates from the summer of 1957 when I began mowing the company lawn,? says Pidgeon in introducing himself on the blog . “The pay was good – $3.00 for four hours work. My job description and compensation have improved moderately since then.?
In addition to posts by Pidgeon—not all of them with tongue in cheek—on general company topics, various Draper experts will share posts on AV integration, industry trends, green building, sustainability, and other subjects relating to the company’s product lines. Tips and “how-to? articles will also get lots of attention on the blog.
Unlike some corporate blogs, Draper’s online offering will be much more than a collection of press releases. It more

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