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Apantac Strengthens Sales Team with New Appointments

apantac3.jpgIndustry veterans join growing Multiviewer and Signal Processing Equipment Provider

Apantac LLC, a leading designer and developer of high quality, cost effective image and signal processing equipment today announced four new appointments to their global sales team.

Dave Campbell serves as Apantac’s Eastern Regional Manager, and is responsible for strengthening Apantac’s presence in the Eastern region of the United States. Dave has over 20 years of experience in the Broadcast and ProAV markets and has held various sales, business development, and product management positions at a number of organizations, including BTS, Philips Broadcast, and Thomson Grass Valley. more

Magenta Introduces HD-One for HDMI Signal Distribution over Single UTP Cable

New Milford, CT, April 7, 2009 – Magenta Research, a recognized leader in HD-Onevideo, audio and control signal distribution and switching over structured cabling, announces the immediate availability of HD-One, an HDMI video and audio extension product that utilizes a single Cat6 cable.

HD-One is fully HDCP-compliant and capable of extending uncompressed 1080p video with audio to 150ft/46m or 1080i/720p video with audio to 200ft/61m. A plug and play device, requiring no adjustments or tuning, HD-One utilizes only a single power supply on the transmitter end, eliminating the need for an extra power outlet and cabling at the receiver end. For added installation convenience, mounting tabs are built into both the HD-One transmitter and receiver. more

One-to-Many Switching Makes Gefen’s New Matrix Switchers Ideal for Computer, Home Theater and Commercial Environments

CHATSWORTH, CA — Connectivity solutions provider Gefen is pleased to announce the availability of three new matrix switchers. Each offers a plug and play method of connecting four different sources to four displays or projectors. Three unique versions support computer, component and hi-def systems using the expanded HDMI v1.3 format. With support for analog or digital audio formats, these matrix switchers deliver hi-def video resolutions with audio for an engaging performance. more

YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES MAJOR UPGRADE TO THE M7CL DIGITAL AUDIO CONSOLE

yamaha-m7cl-48-console.jpgBUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced a major software upgrade to its successful M7CL-32 and 48-channel digital mixing consoles. The Yamaha M7CLv2 software incorporates features requested by thousands of Yamaha console users worldwide including Global Paste, enabling simultaneous editing of multiple scenes, and Matrix Sends on Fader, providing access to 24 mix buses. more

SMOOTH SAILING TO BETTER SOUND

riley_hi.jpgMiami, FL – March 2009 … As one of the world’s premier cruise line operators offering unique cruisetour vacations from both coasts of the United States, Alaska, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, South America, and New Zealand, Royal Caribbean International knows quite a bit about entertaining its passengers. With twenty ships ranging from 70,000 Gross Tonnes and carrying 1,900 passengers, up to ships that are 160,000 Gross Tonnes that carry 3,700 passengers, entertainment is, without question, Royal Caribbean’s business. The company uses a wide range of live sound reinforcement products to equip its Broadway-style theaters, lounges, piano bars, and other entertainment venues and recently began outfitting their entertainers with new wireless headset microphones from Da-Cappo, distributed throughout the Americas by Buena Park, CA-based Hosa Technology. more

SI Announces Paradigm to Distribute Full Projector Screen Line Worldwide

SI ScreensAustin, Texas, March 26, 2009 – SI (www.sicreens.com) is proud to announce that as of March, Paradigm Electronics, Inc. (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) will distribute SI’s complete line of acclaimed motorized, fixed, and curved projector screens and accompanying products worldwide. more

VMP Announces “Forever Warranty? for Entire Product Line

Video Mount Products (VMP)STEVENSVILLE, Md., March 26, 2009 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the residential, commercial, CI, pro, and security audio/video markets, is proud to announce it now offers a “Forever Warranty? for its entire product line.

“The ‘lifetime’ warranties offered by many mount accessory manufacturers have become convoluted,? explained Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products. “What exactly does ‘lifetime’ mean? Each manufacturer may have a different definition. The life of the product it is mounting? The owner’s life? Putting a lifespan, such as 10 years, on their accessory, and after that period of time it is no longer under warranty? Quite simply, we have so much confidence in each and every one of VMP’ products, we have warrantied the entire line beyond anyone’s or anything’s ‘lifetime’…and we are not putting a lifespan on any one of our products.? more

dbx ® Strengthens Line Of Digital Processors With Introduction of Four New Members To The ZonePRO™ Series

dbxzoneprom_stackrl.jpgSALT LAKE CITY, Utah – dbx Professional Products, a Harman International Company (NYSE-HAR), today introduced four new members to its acclaimed ZonePRO™ family of digital zone processors. The new 1260m, 1261m, 640m and 641m join the 1260, 1261, 640 and 641 in the series, reflecting dbx Professional Product’s commitment to applying customer feedback to strengthen its existing product lines. more

EXPRESS DIGITAL SIGNAGE INCREASES RESTAURANT SALES

SEATTLE, WA – The newly renovated Silver Cloud Hotel’s Seattle Stadium location selected .advancedMethod’s express system for their new digital signage solution. The Silver Cloud was previously using PowerPoint to promote their restaurant, Jimmy’s on First, on LCD screens located throughout the building. The problems they faced were that PowerPoint does not allow the scheduling of content in advance, the content is low quality and it is not updatable via the web. Previous systems the hotel looked at included many pieces of hardware, extensive training, or a hefty price tag. more

SONY UNVEILS NEW HIGH-BRIGHTNESS 3LCD PROJECTOR FOR FIXED NETWORK INSTALLATION APPLICATIONS

sony-vpl-fw41-lcd-projector.jpgSony is expanding its line of high-brightness 3LCD business projectors for fixed network installations with the addition of the VPL-FW41 model.
The new projector has a WXGA resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, produces 4,500 lumens Light Output of full white image as well as 4,500 lumens Color Light Output* and is designed for presentation use in education, government, corporate, house of worship, and hospitality applications.
“Through a combination of more efficient and durable optics technologies, as well as improved functionality, simple operation, and network capabilities, this projector gives users the tools necessary to perform high-quality, seamless multimedia presentations,? said Jay Chung, Sony Electronics’ marketing manager for LCD projectors. “More light is projected onto the screen more

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