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SHURE EXPANDS SM MICROPHONE LINE WITH SM27 AND SM137

New Mics Provide More Options For Recording Applications

NILES, IL, January 15, 2009 – Shure SM microphones have proven their worth through decades of rigorous use and abuse on stage and in the studio. Now Shure is expanding the line to give performers and engineers more tools to choose from with the introduction of the SM27 and SM137.

The SM27 is a rugged and versatile large-diaphragm, side-address cardioid condenser microphone designed more

Extron Adds New Version of MGP 464 Four Window Multi-Graphic Processor with HD-SDI Compatibility

mgp46_pp_6077103_01c_pub.jpgExtron Electronics is pleased to announce the MGP 464 HD-SDI. As the newest model within Extron’s popular family of Four Window Multi-Graphics processors, the MGP 464 HD-SDI offers two HD-SDI inputs and two DVI inputs, along with analog RGBHV input capability. The availability of HD-SDI inputs allows for easy integration of professional video equipment, visualization processors, and medical imaging devices equipped with HD-SDI high definition digital video outputs. The MGP 464 is ideal for use in command and control, network operations centers, videoconferencing, medical facilities, courtrooms, boardrooms, and other sophisticated A/V environments where critical, high quality multi-window displays are required. more

QSC INTRODUCES ILA v2

ILAv2_6+2_SubsBehindComplete, turnkey line array system offers high performance, ease of deployment, and affordability

COSTA MESA, CA, January 15, 2009—QSC has introduced its new ILA (Installation Line Array) v2 System. Representing the second generation design of the lightweight, compact line array, ILA v2 comes to end-users as a turnkey package including dedicated full-range and subwoofer loudspeaker components, processing, amplification, and suspension accessories. Ideally suited for nightclubs, ballrooms, performing arts facilities, houses of worship, or any other venue seeking premium sound and professional quality, ILA v2 is as accessible as it is affordable, asking little in terms of setup and deployment. more

Announcing the first stand-alone Lab.gruppen Lake® Processor – the LM 26

Kungsbacka, Sweden, January 2009 – Lab.gruppen has announced accelerated development of the LM 26 Loudspeaker Management processor, a stand-alone digital loudspeaker processor based on the highly acclaimed Lake Processing technology. The first product introduced under the newly acquired Lake brand, this new unit will extend and solidify the company’s commitment to the technology, which has been incorporated in Lab.gruppen’s PLM™ Series of Powered Loudspeaker Management™ systems since 2007. more

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Extron Premieres New Annotation Graphics Processor

annot_pp_6096801_03c_pub.jpgExtron Electronics is pleased to introduce the “Annotator,” a new high performance, hardware-based annotation processor for video and computer-video sources. The Annotator features an intuitive graphical user interface that allows the presenter to draw, point, or add text to electronic presentation materials using a touch screen and/or a keyboard and mouse. An integrated, seven input multi-format presentation switcher supports all common analog and digital A/V signal types. Three standard outputs are provided, including RGB, VGA, and Extron MTP – Mini Twisted Pair, with high performance scaling up to 2048×1080 and HDTV 1080p. For ease of integration, a configurable fourth output is provided for use with optional DVI, HD-SDI, or scan converter output boards. The Annotator is ideal for use in any A/V presentation application that requires the overlay of graphic and text elements for emphasis. more

SIXTH ANNUAL GUITAR GEEK FESTIVAL SHREDS NAMM

Geek FestQSC founder Pat Quilter takes the stage with HPR house system and Rickenbacker Bakelite Band
ANAHEIM, CA, January 17, 2009–The Anaheim Plaza Hotel Ballroom served as mecca for guitar enthusiasts everywhere during this year’s NAMM, as Deke Dickerson hosted the sixth annual Guitar Geek Festival. A yearly destination for some of the world’s most extraordinary players, little-known legends, and a hardcore lot of other pick-grinders in possession of some of the weirdest instruments ever made, the event featured Buddy Holly’s original Crickets, a special set by Dickerson himself demonstrating the lost art of “Gilligan” go-go guitar, and the Rickenbacker Bakelite Band, which performed using vintage Rickenbacker bakelite instruments from the ’30s and ’40s, and featured QSC founder Pat Quilter on his bakelite lap steel. more

Mastodon’s “Best Show Ever” Includes Shure

MastodonMASTODON CLIMBS BEYOND BLOOD MOUNTAIN WITH CRACK THE SKYE

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, January 15, 2009 — Subscribing to a musical philosophy that there is no such thing as rock music unless it’s heavy, Mastodon has coyly avoided saying too much about Crack the Skye, its fourth album due out in 2009. Produced by Brendan O’Brien (Rage Against the Machine, AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen), the disk follows 2006′s Blood Mountain. Keeping in step with this and Mastodon’s previous releases, Crack the Skye will be conceptual in nature. more

Pantel’s 2009 Product Catalog Now Available

Pantel 2009 product catalogGARDEN GROVE, Calif., Feb. 2, 2009 — Pantel (www.panteltv.com), the worldwide leader in outdoor weatherproof TV solutions, is proud to announce that its new 2009 product catalog in now available online as well as in print formats. The 2009 Pantel catalog can be viewed at www.panteltv.com/catalog.html. more

HaiVision’s MAKO-HD™ Supports Titan Medical and Bell Canada’s Groundbreaking Test of Telesurgery Technologies

MONTREAL — Feb. 2, 2009 — HaiVision Systems Inc., the world’s leading vendor of high-definition (HD) H.264 TelePresence codecs, today announced that its hai1000™ network video system and MAKO-HD™ H.264 codec are being used by Titan Medical and Bell Canada to support a test of telesurgery performed with Titan Medical’s Amadeus® robotic surgical system over Bell’s IP-VPN network. Implemented at Bell’s Engineering Resource Center lab facility in Toronto, MAKO-HD provides the exceptionally low latency HD encoding critical to this demanding interactive application. more

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Meeting Services Brings State-Of-The-Art Sound To Historic Levitt Shell With New JBL VERTEC® Line Array System

Demonstrating the ease of installation and sonic accuracy of JBL VERTEC® line arrays, Meeting Services Inc. of San Diego, CA recently installed a new audio system for the renovated Levitt Shell at Overton Park in Memphis, TN. Since its dedication in 1936, The Levitt Shell has entertained Memphians with a variety of performers, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and the Grateful Dead. The Shell re-opened in the fall of 2008, once again offering free outdoor concerts, with upgraded audio, video and lighting systems. more

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