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Electro-Voice XLD for Winnipeg worship center

calvary_temple_01.jpgCanadian audio specialists Sound Art recently installed an Electro-Voice XLD line array loudspeaker system at Calvary Temple church in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Calvary Temple presents a variety of services each week, ranging from traditional services with classical music, to more modern, contemporary services where the congregation worships with rock music at club volume levels. When the church made plans to host a contemporary, Sunday evening service in their large worship center, the staff decided that they needed to replace their previous system. more

THE WHITE SPACE RULING: CHICKEN LITTLE CAN TAKE A DEEP SIGH OF RELIEF

joe_ciaudelli_new.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – NOVEMBER 2008: Following the recent ruling by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding proposed “white space” consumer devices, Sennheiser is taking steps to assure users of wireless audio products that the sky will not fall after February 17th (the deadline for the digital TV conversion). The anticipation of these changes has caused a great deal of anxiety for many customers. However, not only have a variety of safeguards been put in place by the FCC ruling to help prevent interference between the unlicensed consumer devices and RF wireless microphones, but Sennheiser is launching enhanced customer service and support programs. As a first level, Sennheiser is offering a free initial consultation service via phone to answer questions from users or dealers and to address each individual situation. Anyone wishing to receive a call from an RF specialist regarding the operation of any wireless mic or monitoring equipment after February 17, 2009 may sign-up on the company’s dedicated website www.sennheiserusa.com/spectrumreallocation. Higher level services will include on-site spectrum analysis, frequency coordination, as well as service contracts. more

1:5 Splitter for HDMI v1.3 from Gefen

CHATSWORTH, CA – Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of its 1:5 Splitter for HDMI v1.3. This high performance distribution solution accepts one HDMI signal from Blu-ray players, DVD players, set-top boxes, digital video recorders and game systems, and delivers the same audio and video to five HDMI displays and projectors at the same time. Greater signal distributions can be achieved when cascading two or more Splitters together. more

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TODAY’S PANASONIC PLASMA TV’S MIGHT OUTLAST OWNERS

PANASONIC 11 SERIES AND 103-INCH PLASMAS RATED TO LAST UP TO 100,000 VIEWING HOURS UNTIL HALF BRIGHTNESS

Could Take Almost 23 Years to Reach Half-Brightness Based on Standard Commercial Usage

Secaucus, NJ, November 19, 2008 – Panasonic Professional Display Company (PPDC), a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the industry leader in professional Plasma displays, announced that its 11 Series line of 720 and 1080p Plasmas, as well as its industry leading-sized 103-inch Plasma HDTV, have been rated to last 100,000 hours before reaching half their original brightness. This means, based on 12 hours of constant viewing in a business or commercial establishment, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, the 11 Series models and 103-inch Plasma could, on average, take almost 23 years (22.8 years exactly) to reach half of their original brightness level. more

BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER FINDS SUCCESS WITH MIPRO WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY

nlowery_hi.jpgBedford, IN – November 2008 … For the students, faculty, administrators, and others who routinely found themselves onstage before the student body and members of the local community at the Bedford North Lawrence Performing Arts Center, the quality of the facility’s sound reinforcement system was a sore subject. Speakers and performers alike routinely experienced RF (radio frequency) interference, excessive dropouts, and poor sound quality as they struggled with the antiquated wireless microphone system. After determining this unfortunate state of affairs had existed for far too long, officials for the North Lawrence Community Schools decided an upgrade was in order—and they found their solution with wireless technology from MIPRO, distributed in North America by Kansas City, MO-based Avlex Corporation. more

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Electro-Voice XLD loudspeaker system with FIR-Drive for Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor

crisler_arena_003.jpgA new Electro-Voice XLD very compact line-array loudspeaker system has opened up a new lease on life at Crisler Arena, a 13,500 seat arena at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The state-of-the-art system was designed and installed by TeL Systems (Ann Arbor, MI), and features all DSP control via EV’s NetMax platform with FIR-Drive (utilizing FIR filters). more

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LATIN AMERICAN IDOL IS A WIRELESS WINNER

Latin American Idol Group Shot South of the Equator, Shure Triumphs in the Battle for Bandwidth

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, November 18, 2008 — Similar to American Idol, the hit U.S. show, Latin American Idol is a reality television show that enjoys a huge following. Just like its U.S. counterpart on many other levels, the program provides contestants with an opportunity to achieve superstardom, showcases celebrity guests, and uses the judge’s stand as a pulpit for lively and spirited discourse that sometimes extends into the audience as well. more

ALL THAT IS WITHOUT CABLE

Bart Millard MercyMe Cuts and Runs With Shure Wireless

GREENVILLE, TX, November 6, 2008 — Put something under enough pressure and you never know what will squeeze out. This is especially true in the case of MercyMe, the multiple Dove Award-winning, Grammy-nominated Christian rock band that famously went into production of All That Is Within Me, its latest release, with nary a note written and emerged from the studio three weeks later with a collection of beautifully crafted songs. more

Alcorn McBride Introduces V16 Pro Show Controller

alcorn-mcbride-v16-pro.jpgAlcorn McBride has introduced the V16 Pro, a versatile, frame-accurate show controller for both serial and network devices. Designed for themed entertainment applications, the V16 Pro combines the stability and reliability needed by show professionals with unparalleled connectivity. With 16 serial ports, 16 inputs, 16 outputs, MIDI port and a dual Ethernet interface, the V16 Pro can “talk? to virtually any piece of equipment and can be monitored and programmed from anywhere in the world. more

Da-Lite Expands High Contrast Matte White Seamless Size Availability.

contour-hcmw.jpgWARSAW, IN – November 5, 2008 – High Contrast Matte White, one of Da-Lite’s most popular front projection screen surfaces, is now available in seamless sizes up to 10’ in height on many Da-Lite screen models. High Contrast Matte White offers an on axis gain of 1.1 and a generous half angle of 50 degrees. This screen surface is a great choice when video images are the main source of information being projected and where ambient light is moderately controlled. With its specially designed grey base material and reflective top surface, this screen material is able to provide very good black levels without sacrificing the white level output. more

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