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YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO NAMES TWO NEXO MANUFACTURER’S REPS

BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯As part of a planned expansion, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) has added two additional manufacturer rep firms to spearhead sales of NEXO speaker products within North America.

ycas-marc-lopez_rob-joseph_ycas-paul-furtkamp.jpg R. Joseph Group, located in Columbus, Ohio, will be handling NEXO sales efforts in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania. “The speaker industry is in desperate need of a new leader,? states Rob Joseph, President of R. Joseph Group. “We firmly believe that NEXO is well positioned to assume this role with an unbeatable combination of high quality products, corporate stability, and dealer programs that directly address the challenges that most sound companies and systems integrators face today.?

Highway Marketing, based in Dallas, Texas, will be responsible for NEXO product sales in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. “Highway Marketing is proud to represent a more

DIGITAL PROJECTION PUBLISHES TRUE COST OF PROJECTOR OWNERSHIP CALCULATOR

ATLANTA, GA (August 11, 2009) – Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, has created a fully-automated cost of ownership calculator for the AV industry. The calculator fulfills numerous requests from AV integrators in both Commercial AV and Home Cinema channels. The defining article and cost of ownership calculator can be viewed on Digital Projection’s website by visiting http://www.digitalprojection.com/efficiency.

Given the current economic climate, purchase decisions need to be based not just on the initial purchase price of the product, but also on the long-term cost of ownership, as the combination of the two defines the actual cost of owning and operating any product. The cost of ownership calculator acts as a simplified, comprehensive tool, taking into consideration the following data: initial purchase price, lamp replacements, scheduled maintenance, miscellaneous consumables and cost of power.

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SI Screens Partners with Apex Marketing, Inc. for Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky markets

Austin, Texas, August 5, 2009 – SI (www.siscreens.com) is proud to announce that it has partnered with Chesterton, Ind.-based manufacturer’s representative Apex Marketing, Inc. to serve the Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky markets.

“We are very excited to have Apex Marketing join the SI team,? said Blake Vackar, SI director of sales. “SI has made a strong push towards garnering strong relationships with our current and potential customers with our ever expanding line of industry leading home theater projector screens, as well as with our updated on-line sales tools and knowledgeable rep force. Apex will aggressively target our current and potential dealers and customers in the very important Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky territories by educating and delivering SI’s messages of providing the market with the industry’s most cutting edge projection screen technologies?.

Apex Marketing provides marketing, field sales, training, and full support for vendors of home theater/automation and more

Wainhouse Research Summit Uses Revolabs High Definition Wireless Microphones

Speakers at Wainhouse Summit Wearing Revolabs MicsRevolabs, the leading provider of wireless audio products for enhancing collaboration, today announced that its Executive HD Wireless Microphone System was used as the primary microphone system at Wainhouse Research Collaboration Futures Summit held July 28th and 29th at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Considered to be the industry’s premier conferencing and collaboration event, the Wainhouse Research Summit brought leading industry experts and analysts together with business managers, IT and A/V managers, service providers, and vendors to discuss the future of voice, video and unified communications. Sponsors of the event included videoconference equipment providers, Tandberg and Lifesize, as well as major AV distributors, such as AVI/SPL and York Telecom. The presenters wore the Revolabs HD Wearable Wireless Microphone on his/her lapel, tie, or suit pocket, or on a lanyard. Several times throughout the more

GAND CONCERT SOUND USES LARGEST NEXO GEO T RIG FOR YOUTH OF AMERICA

youth-of-america-superdome-nexo-geo-t.jpgGLENVIEW, Ill.⎯Gand Concert Sound of Glenview, Illinois recently provided a NEXO GEO T, GEO S, CD18 subs, PS15, PS10 and PS 8 monitors for the Evangelical Lutheran Youth of America Gathering held at the Superdome in New Orleans, LA. The event ran from July 22 thru 26, in addition to a five-day load in and set up, and was attended by 38,000 teenagers from all over the world. Music acts included Skillet, Group 1 Crew, the Katinas, rapper Agape, and Peter Mayer from the Jimmy Buffet Band. Sunday morning featured a musical mass with Lutheran Bishop Mark Hanson including communion for 37,000.

Known as ‘The NEXO Guys’, the event utilized the largest NEXO GEO T Tangent Array system ever flown in North America, beating the previous record set by Gand at the Atlanta Dome for Elton John. The rig consisted of 60 more

Riverbend Centre Hosts NEXO Event, Rayvon Performs

riverbend-nexo-rayvon.jpgAustin, Tx⎯Riverbend Centre is Austin’s newest alternative performing arts center located in the Texas Hill Country. The Centre is a multi-purpose venue that plays host to musical groups, theatrical productions, television specials, corporate and private events, and conventions.

Inspired by his extensive travels through the Holy Lands, Dr. Gerald Mann envisioned a modern version of a Greco-Roman amphitheatre offering the intimacy and symmetry of those timeless venues. In 1997, Overland Partners was commissioned by the Riverbend Church to design and build the multi award-winning building.

Designed in a classical style, the venue seats over 2,300. Recently, the Centre played host to a special NEXO presentation by FILO Pro Audio of Austin, Texas. Accustomed to holding many high-end events in the venue, Riverbend was set up for a demonstration of a NEXO GEO S 12 System with NX 4×4 amplifiers and a Yamaha more

Platinum Tools® Features New EZ-RJPRO HD Modular Plug Crimp Tool at 2009 CEDIA Expo

Platinum Tools EZ-RJPRO HD modular crimp toolMOORPARK, Calif., July 29, 2009 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, announces it will feature the recently launched EZ-RJPRO HD modular crimp tool at the 2009 CEDIA Expo, held in Atlanta from Sept. 10-13 at the Georgia World Congress Center, booth 3316.

Now shipping with a MSRP of $84.95, the EZ-RJ has been designed to terminate all EZ-RJ45 (Cat3, 5, 5e, and 6) and EZ-RJ11 (4 and 6 contact) plugs and can also be used to terminate most regular RJ45 and RJ12/11 plugs.

“The EZ-RJPRO HD has been designed for the professional installer providing a ratcheted, high leverage, ultra stable platform for consistent, repeatable terminations,? explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “This heavy duty tool is the more

Aloft Hotels Feature LED Tickers from Rise Display, Inc.

The LED tickers communicate news and branding information, and are incorporated in the design standard for the entire chain of Aloft Hotels

rise-display-rgb.jpgShawnee, KS – July 29, 2009 – Rise Display, a provider of integrated solutions for both Video and LED digital signage, announces that Aloft(sm) Hotels, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.’s (NYSE:HOT) new lifestyle brand, has incorporated LED tickers from Rise Display into the design standard for the re: mix lounge area of each of its hotels. Aloft Hotels are designed for the next generation of traveler, and feature multiple technology elements to enhance the guest experience, including the LED tickers from Rise Display. The tickers stream news and entertainment headlines, hotel happenings and promotional messaging, and other pertinent guest information.

“At Aloft, it’s important to our guests to remain connected and in-the-know even while they are on more

SI Features New Reference Motorized Projector Screen at 2009 CEDIA Expo

SI Screens’ GREEN low voltage Reference Motorized projector screenAustin, Texas, July 28, 2009 – SI (www.siscreens.com) is proud to announce that it will feature its new GREEN low voltage Reference Motorized projector screen during the 2009 CEDIA Expo, held in Atlanta from Sept. 10-13 at the Georgia World Congress Center, booth 1137. Now shipping, the new Reference Motorized projector screen is the first flush and décor motorized low voltage projector screen available today. more

EXIT/IN SELECTS D.A.S. AUDIO

bennett2_hi.jpgNashville, TN – July 2009… For more than thirty years, the Exit/In has served as Nashville’s premiere live music venue. As a cultural landmark in Music City, the Exit/In is the place where generations of music enthusiasts have shared many of life’s experiences. The legendary venue recently upgraded their sound reinforcement system and, after evaluating equipment from several manufacturers, they selected a Variant Series setup from D.A.S. Audio consisting of V25A line array elements, Variant 18A subwoofers, and the company’s SML-12A floor monitors. more

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