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FSR Gives Back To The Community

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Manufacturer’s Participation in United Way’s “Backpacks for Kids? Program Helps Local Children Prepare for a Successful School Experience

Woodland Park, NJ (September 8, 2010) — FSR, a Passaic County-based manufacturer, has demonstrated its commitment to the community by participating in United Way of Passaic County’s “Backpacks for Kids?, a program that collects supplies for children in Passaic County whose families cannot afford to purchase them. The objective of “Backpacks for Kids? is to send students back to school with the tools they need to succeed. FSR donated 60 backpacks, several dozen composition pads, crayon boxes and erasers. more

Platinum Tools® Debuts 4Mapper Coax Tester at 2010 CEDIA Expo

Platinum Tools 4Mapper Coax Tester

Platinum Tools’ 4Mapper Coax Tester is the Solution to Find and Identify Single or Multiple Coax Cables Connected to Televisions, Security Cameras, Splitters, Monitors or Routers.

CAMARILLO, Calif., Sept. 20, 2010 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce that it will debut its new 4Mapper Coax Tester at the 2010 CEDIA Expo, held in Atlanta from Sept. 23-26 at the Georgia World Congress Center, booth 3869. Scheduled to ship by Oct. 1, Platinum Tools will be demoing the 4Mapper, as well as its new VDV MapMaster tester, during the show. more

Northern Sound & Light Goes Green with Solar Power Install

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Northern Sound & Light (NSL), a pro audio and lighting dealer in Pennsylvania with a vibrant online presence, has invested in a new solar power system as part of a larger green strategy for the firm. NSL’s solar power system is comprised of 117 photovoltaic solar panels feeding three current inverters. The 117 panels cover nearly the entire southern facing roof of NSL’s facility. The system is literally a power plant and is estimated to produce approximately 25,170 kW annual average, enough electricity that NSL will achieve energy positive status and be able to sell electricity back to the utility. more

ANTON/BAUER AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS DUAL CERTIFICATION IN ISO 9001 AND ISO 14001

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AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, SEPTEMBER 10, 2010 – Anton/Bauer®, a Vitec Group brand, and the world’s premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, is pleased to announce at IBC 2010 (Stand 11.F60) that it has been awarded two coveted certifications from the International Organization for Standardization: the ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems standard and the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems standard. The awards certify all aspects of Anton/Bauer’s business, with specific procedures set in place to evaluate and improve the company’s key processes, ensuring that customers continue to receive unparalleled customer service and support. more

Barix and Railtec Systems Partner for Audio Over IP Railway Installation in Switzerland

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Barix announces the first installation of its new Annuncicom 155 device. Railtec Systems is integrating a new passenger information system on railcars and carriages for MOB Railways, with the Annuncicom 155 providing networked, two-way communications over IP.

Montreux-Oberland-Bernois (MOB) Railways (MOB Railways) invests in a modern passenger information system based on the new Barix Annuncicom 155 device

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, September 8, 2010Barix AG, a pioneer in IP-based audio transmission, intercom, control and monitoring, announces that Montreux-Oberland-Bernois Railways in Switzerland will become the first customer of the new Barix Annuncicom 155, a networked Audio over IP device specially designed for harsh everyday operation on railways, buses and ships. Barix partner Railtec Systems GmbH will exhibit a new panorama carriage with the device on the open-air grounds at the Innotrans show in Berlin, Germany (Stand FGSUED/FC/10), taking place September 21-24 at the Messe Berlin Exhibition Centre. more

SENNHEISER GOES GREEN AT OSHEAGA

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MONTRÉAL, CANADA – AUGUST 2010: It’s debatable whether humanity will be done with fossil fuels in twenty years or in two hundred, but it’s inevitable that sooner or later that day will arrive. Of course, there’s no telling what kind of music will be popular then, but humankind’s affinity for the sounds that move both feet and souls guarantees that music – be it a new take on rock ‘n roll or something currently inconceivable – will continue to be an important part of daily life. And what will a concert look like in our sustainable future? Attendees at this summer’s Osheaga Music and Arts Festival in Montréal, Quebec had, perhaps, a glimpse of that future on the Green Stage, sponsored and realized in part by Sennheiser Canada’s energy-efficient K-array loudspeaker and subwoofer technology and the Innovason Eclipse all-in-one console and signal processor. The Sennheiser Green Stage leveraged both conventional and more

Barix Introduces IP Intercom and Announcement Device for Public Transportation Industry

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The Annuncicom 155 is the first Barix device designed specifically for installation on moving trains, carriages and rail cars, for the purpose of on-board intercom and public address.

New Annuncicom 155 device allows for on-vehicle configuration of reliable communication systems based on existing LAN/WAN infrastructures
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, August 24, 2010 — Barix AG, a pioneer in IP-based audio transmission, intercom, control and monitoring systems, introduces the Annuncicom 155 IP intercom and announcement device developed foremost for use on trains and in rail stations and tunnels. more

Extron XTRA™ Series Power Amplifiers Now Shipping

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the XPA 2002-70V, XPA 2003C-70V, and XPA 2004 power amplifiers. These compact 1U, convection cooled, high power two, three, and four channel amplifiers offer 200 watts rms per channel and up to 800 watts rms total power output. XTRA Series ENERGY STAR® qualified amplifiers are energy efficient products that conserve energy and reduce costs. They feature an Extron exclusive, highly efficient, advanced Class D 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 amplifier designs. XTRA Series power amplifiers are housed in a compact 1U, convection cooled, full rack width enclosure and do not require fans for cooling, making them ideal for installation in racks, lecterns, credenzas, and other applications with limited space and ventilation. more

FSR BIM Objects Now Available on Arcat.com

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Manufacturer Provides Data Rich Objects to Aid Modeling Process for Architects, Engineers, Spec Writers and Contractors

Woodland Park, NJ (July 13, 2010) — FSR, manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, has announced the availability of BIM (Building Information Modeling) objects on ARCAT.com to aid the modeling process for architects, engineers, spec writers and contractors. ARCAT, a major publisher of building material information, developed and posted data rich AutoDesk® Revit® BIM objects for FSR, Inc. on its web site for universal download at no charge. Autodesk® Revit® software furnishes tools that enable users to design freely, keep information better coordinated, and deliver more efficiently. more

Apantac to Exhibit Extenders, Switches, Converters, Distribution Amplifiers at IAAM 2010 on the “Delta AV Experience? Booth

Apantac LLC, designer and developer of multiviewers and signal processing solutions is showcasing a sampling of its MT HOOD line of extenders, receivers, splitters, and switches, as well as its CRESCENT line of HDMI to SDI converters, and 3G-SDI distribution amplifiers at the IAAM “VenueConnect? 2010 trade show in Houston, Texas, July 24-26, 2010. more

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