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150 YEAR-OLD CHURCH GETS SOUND UPGRADE WITH LECTROSONICS

first_presbyterian.jpgLake Forest, IL – November 2008… As part of a 3-phase facility upgrade of the church’s audio system, First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest recently completed the installation of a new wireless microphone system. Placed into service to coincide with the church’s 150th anniversary, the new equipment was installed by Sound Vision, Inc. of Elgin, IL and is comprised of components from the Lectrosonics catalog. more

YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO SYSTEMS TRAINING GROUP OFFERS DIGITAL SR101 COURSE

BUENA PARK, Calif.─Back by popular demand, and beginning in January 2009, Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Seminars (YCATS) will offer Digital Sound Reinforcement 101 (DSR101) as part of the course selection now offered throughout the year both regionally and at the Buena Park, CA headquarters. The two-day class, which was instituted about two years ago, will provide complete audio system design and networking solutions. Sponsored in part by Shure Microphones, the seminar will focus on set up techniques ranging from microphones to large scale speakers. Topics include: gain construction, attenuator settings, SPL estimation, spec analysis, using Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, NEXO and Shure products. more

Avocent Announces the Industry’s First IEEE802.11n Based HD Video Extenders

Avocent MPX1550 Multipoint ExtenderHUNTSVILLE, Ala., November 10, 2008Avocent Corporation (NASDAQ: AVCT), the recognized leader in managed audio video wireless extension networking products for professional audio video applications, today announced the MPX1550 wireless extender. This breakthrough product combines Avocent’s field-proven MPX1500 wireless video distribution technology with the latest in WiFi advancements, IEEE802.11n MIMO-based radios, thereby raising the bar for wireless HD video distribution systems in terms of visual acuity, transmission distance, and noise immunity. more

Projector Lamp Services Now Provides NEW Complete Projector Lamps

Projector Lamp Services, LLC (PLS) now offers NEW complete lamp assemblies for a variety of front projectors and RPTVs.
For PLS, the priority is ensuring that customers receive exceptional service. In expanding the offering of lamp replacement possibilities, PLS now provides customers with access to new lamps that are completely assembled and ready for installation. Distributors are welcome to contact PLS about special pricing and availability. more

SHURE RAISES CONCERN OVER FCC ‘WHITE SPACES’ DECISION

Company Applauds Industry Support and Commits to Work With Customers to Protect Wireless Microphone Transmissions

NILES, IL, November 4, 2008 — The Federal Communications Commission today voted to allow technology companies like Google, Microsoft, Dell, and Motorola to produce “white spaces? devices that will use the same radio frequency (RF) spectrum now being used by wireless microphone systems. Final text of the rules is not yet available, but the order is purported to greatly reduce the amount of clear spectrum available for use by professional audio and communications equipment. more

HaiVision TASMAN H.264 Encoding Ensures Reliable Delivery of Broadcast-Quality Video for International House of Prayer

MONTREAL — Nov. 4, 2008 — HaiVision Systems Inc., the world’s leading vendor of high-definition (HD) H.264 telepresence codecs, today announced that the International House of Prayer in Kansas City (IHOP–KC) is using the TASMAN H.264 high-performance codec for delivery of broadcast-quality video within its facilities. IHOP–KC is using the TASMAN to send content from weekend worship services, conferences, and special events at its Forerunner School of Ministry (FSM) to its main facility, the Red Bridge Center, several miles away. Using very little bandwidth, HaiVision’s TASMAN provides reliable delivery of crystal-clear audio and video for the ministry’s Web streaming service. more

Sensaphonics announces Economic Stimulus Program

Sensaphonics Economic Stimulus BucksSensaphonics Hearing Conservation, the industry leader in custom silicone earphones for musicians, has announced a limited-time trade-in program for users of other brands of custom earphones. The program, first of its kind in the industry, offers a $250 price reduction on all Sensaphonics custom earphones – including the 2X-S, 2MAX, and 3D Active Ambient models – to customers who send in their old custom earphones in trade. The program runs through the end of the 2008 calendar year. more

Vaddio Introduces New ProductionVIEW Precision Camera Controller at WFX 2008

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (November 4, 2008) – Vaddio, the leading designer and OEM distributor of specialty PTZ cameras and high-end camera control systems used in the broadcasting, audio/visual and videoconferencing industries, introduced today the new ProductionVIEW Precision Camera Controller™.

Taking the existing ProductionVIEW Super Joystick™ a step further, the Precision Camera Controller upgrades the robotic camera controller to a broadcast-quality joystick for extremely smooth and accurate pan, tilt and zoom control. In addition, it integrates CCU image control functionality into the system allowing users to control red and blue gain, detail, and iris with adjustable gain. One-push white balance (OPWB), auto white balance (AWB) and auto iris are also available to those who desire a more automated image control system. The CCU control surface gives system users real-time knobs and buttons to control each of these functions. more

Centronics Now Distributes Platinum Tools

CentronicsSTEVENSVILLE, Md. Nov. 3, 2008 — Centronics, Inc. (centronics.com), a leading distributor of audio, video, and accessory products for the security, commercial, and residential markets since 1959, is proud to announce it now distributes Moorpark, Calif.-based Platinum Tools’ complete line of installation tools and accessories. more

HaiVision Telepresence Technology Enables The Church Without Walls to Enhance Shared Community Among Three Houston Campuses

MONTREAL — Oct. 30, 2008 — HaiVision Systems Inc., the world’s leading vendor of high definition (HD) H.264 telepresence codecs, today announced that its telepresence technology is helping The Church Without Walls to build a greater sense of shared community among its three campuses in Houston, Texas. The church is using hai1000™ multistream encoder/decoder systems to deliver high-quality low-latency live video between campuses and thus tie together the experiences of members attending services at three separate sites. more

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