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Soundcraft Vi6™ Selected By ESP New York To Provide Sound Reinforcement For The Veteran’s Day Celebration On The USS Intrepid

President Bush Addresses Nation And Accepts The Intrepid Freedom Award

Showcasing the versatility of Soundcraft’s Vi6™ digital mixing console, integrators ESP New York and Wizard Studios recently deployed a Vi6 for the Veteran’s Day Celebration on the USS Intrepid. As one of ESP New York’s most challenging productions, the Vi6 was chosen for its wide range of capabilities and the flexibility required for this unique event. more

coolux International Appoints Independent Sales Representative for Mid-Atlantic Territory

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. — Dec. 3, 2008 — coolux, a world-leading provider of award-winning solutions for real-time media control, compositing, editing, and 3-D image processing, has signed Audio Associates as the company’s new representative in the mid-Atlantic region. Audio Associates has served this market for the past 24 years, supplying complete media and A/V solutions to high-profile end users working in the sound, broadcast, presentation, and lighting markets. more

VMB ARKEOPS: Digital controllers with air absorption compensation

Valencia, Spain, December 2008 – Version 3 of VMB’s ARKEOPS digital controllers boasts air absorption compensation.

ARKEOPS ARK-48The attenuation effects of air are well known. At 15 000Hz, for instance, 12 dB of loss can be observed at 30 metres (100 feet) with 30% relative humidity. This makes an otherwise flat frequency response at close range totally dull when the audience is located at a distance. The problem gets worse as humidity decreases and to a less extent when it gets colder. more

SHURE ANNOUNCES REBATES OF UP TO $1,000 FOR 700 MHz WIRELESS SYSTEMS

NILES, IL, December 1, 2008 — Shure Incorporated today announced a rebate program of up to $1,000 for the trade-in of Shure 700 MHz frequency band (698-806 MHz) wireless systems and other related components purchased before February 1, 2007, and for any other manufacturers’ qualifying 700 MHz frequency band wireless systems and their related components.

“Our number one priority is to provide our customers with the highest quality products, service, and more

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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