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AVIOM PREVIEWING NEW PRO64® CONTROL APPLICATION AT MUSIKMESSE/PROLIGHT+SOUND

Company Simplifies Network Management and Streamlines Workflow of Pro64 Series

FRANKFURT, GERMANY, MARCH 31, 2009—Aviom (Musikmesse/Prolight+Sound Hall 8, Stand J41), exclusive developer of the world’s most powerful audio transport protocol, A-Net®, will be previewing its Pro64® Network Control Application at this year’s Musikmesse/Prolight+Sound, April 1-4. While the Pro64 Series is uniquely designed with a simple, front-panel user interface that makes it possible to design sophisticated networks without PC-based programming, the company is introducing a software control application this year for those users who desire centralized control and status monitoring. more

KUDO System Sings At Lexington Opera House

loh_kudo_flown.jpgLEXINGTON, Kentucky — The Lexington Opera House, which first opened in 1887 and was described by The Kentucky Leader as one of the “costliest, handsomest and most convenient Thespian temples in the South,” has certainly seen its share of amazing performances over the years. Al Jolson, John Phillip Sousa, W.C. Fields, Harry Houdini, Will Rogers, Mae West and the Marx Brothers have all graced its stage, not to mention countless theatrical and musical productions

With the advent of motion pictures, the opera house gradually fell into disrepair; however, the facility was eventually purchased by the city and spared the wrecking ball thanks to a full renovation and restoration effort in 1976. Now, more than three decades later, the opulent 944-seat venue has once again been “freshened up” with some much needed updates, the most notable being the addition of a new L-ACOUSTICS KUDO line source array system. more

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The GRAMMY Museum Uses 16 Digital Projection Displays In Dynamic Exhibition Space

GRAMMY Museum 1“From the brightness and clarity of their imagery, to the quickness of their response, (the DP projectors) play an essential role in The GRAMMY Museum.”
- Nicholas Min, IT Manager for the GRAMMY Museum
ATLANTA, GA (March 26, 2009) – From interactive touch tables to a 200-seat state-of-the-art auditorium, Digital Projection displays are delivering an impressive array of imagery throughout the new GRAMMY Museum. Four floors of cutting edge exhibits, interactive experiences and films provide a one-of-a-kind audio visual experience in the downtown Los Angeles location. more

Iceland’s National Soccer Stadium Installs Upgraded P.A. System with EAW Loudspeakers

Whitinsville, MA, USA – March 25, 2009 – Near the heart of Reykjavik, Iceland, stands Laugardalsvöllur, the National Soccer Stadium. It recently received a major upgrade, with complete renovations to the main seating area and the construction of new office facilities. The stadium now accommodates 15,000 people. Subsequently, the Football Association of Iceland requested an offer for a complete P.A. sound system for the stadium’s west side with the option of later expansion for the remaining areas. To complete this upgrade, the Football Association of Iceland hired local pro audio and lighting firm EB Kerfi ehf, and immediately plans were under way for the design of a full sound system for the entire stadium, which was to include loudspeakers from EAW, a world leader in audio system solutions. more

New Extron Fiber Optic Switcher and Distribution Amplifier Now Shipping

FOX 4G GroupAnaheim, California (March 19, 2009) – Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of two new additions to the company’s growing line of fiber optic products. These include the FOX 4G DA8, an eight output fiber optic distribution amplifier, and the FOX 4G SW8, an eight input fiber optic switcher. more

Firehouse Productions Puts Tour Sound Into High Gear With Crown I-Tech HD

crownfirehouse-i-tech-hd.jpgELKHART, Indiana – Firehouse Productions, a leader in the sound reinforcement industry has taken notice of the new Crown I-Tech HD amplifier, announcing they will purchase 100 I-Tech 12000HD amplifiers for its tour sound projects. Firehouse has gained a reputation of excellence providing sound for some of the music’s biggest acts including Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, and Hannah Montana. They have also handled major television and live events including Live Earth, the MTV VMAs, and VH-1 Story Tellers. 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

ShoWest’s Premier Presentation Venue Turns To Harkness Screens

Harkness Screens, the world’s leading manufacturer of projection screens for cinema applications, has been selected as the screen supplier of choice for Le Theatre des Arts, Paris Hotel at ShoWest 2009. more

massAV Chooses the New EAW JFL210 Compact Line Array Loudspeaker

-Eight of the versatile compact JFL210 enclosures give leading New England audio/video/lighting/staging services provider a scalable solution for a range of applications-

Whitinsville, MA, USA – March 24, 2009 – Boston area-based massAV knows corporate A/V, lighting and staging, with a client list that includes events for Chevrolet, the New England Patriots, presidential candidate Senator John McCain and the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX). In business since 1975, massAV stays on the cutting edge of event technology, so it was not surprising to find Steve Shepard, massAV’s Chief Engineer, attending SMAART training at EAW’s headquarters in Whitinsville, Massachusetts, late last year. During a break in the seminar, he noticed music wafting in from down the hallway and he followed his ears to the source: EAW’s famous “The Pit? product testing lab, where the EAW engineering team was tuning a brand new loudspeaker enclosure. It was Shepard’s first encounter with EAW’s recently introduced JFL210 Compact Line Array Loudspeaker, and it was love at first listen. 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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