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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

The Caplan Center For The Performing Arts In Philadelphia Opens It’s Doors With Two Soundcraft Vi4™ Digital Consoles

Expanding its audio and production capabilities with the installation of two Soundcraft Vi4 digital mixing consoles, the University of the Arts recently completed a major audio installation in the Caplan Center for the Performing Arts. Both the 215-seat Recital Hall and the Studio Theater are equipped with separate Vi4 consoles, allowing University Of The Arts Sound Engineer, Scott Rosenthal, to mix with ease and confidence. more

BSS Audio at The Center Of Sound In Austria’s New Praterdome

In an impressive installation that is a display of ultimate fidelity and power, BSS Audio Soundweb™ London was utilized for the Praterdome, one of the largest and most modern nightclubs in Austria. The nightclub has two levels, four dance floors and 12 theme bars, with DJs playing music styles from various decades and styles including, house, techno, R&B, soul, 70s, 80s, and 90s. The system was installed by German based sound integrator FACE. The installation features signal processing and audio distribution by Soundweb London BLU-160 devices. more

NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART S.N. SHURE THEATER OPENS

SN Shure Theatre stageExquisite Form Meets Multipurpose Function at Corporate Headquarters

NILES, IL, January 15, 2009 — Shure Incorporated recently celebrated the opening of the new S.N. Shure Theater at the Company’s Corporate Headquarters in Niles, Illinois. Shure Chairman, Rose L. Shure, and President and CEO, Sandy LaMantia, participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony and then welcomed Shure Associates and special guests into the new venue. more

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