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Avocent Announces the Industry’s First IEEE802.11n Based HD Video Extenders

Avocent MPX1550 Multipoint ExtenderHUNTSVILLE, Ala., November 10, 2008Avocent Corporation (NASDAQ: AVCT), the recognized leader in managed audio video wireless extension networking products for professional audio video applications, today announced the MPX1550 wireless extender. This breakthrough product combines Avocent’s field-proven MPX1500 wireless video distribution technology with the latest in WiFi advancements, IEEE802.11n MIMO-based radios, thereby raising the bar for wireless HD video distribution systems in terms of visual acuity, transmission distance, and noise immunity. more

SHURE RAISES CONCERN OVER FCC ‘WHITE SPACES’ DECISION

Company Applauds Industry Support and Commits to Work With Customers to Protect Wireless Microphone Transmissions

NILES, IL, November 4, 2008 — The Federal Communications Commission today voted to allow technology companies like Google, Microsoft, Dell, and Motorola to produce “white spaces? devices that will use the same radio frequency (RF) spectrum now being used by wireless microphone systems. Final text of the rules is not yet available, but the order is purported to greatly reduce the amount of clear spectrum available for use by professional audio and communications equipment. more

HaiVision TASMAN H.264 Encoding Ensures Reliable Delivery of Broadcast-Quality Video for International House of Prayer

MONTREAL — Nov. 4, 2008 — HaiVision Systems Inc., the world’s leading vendor of high-definition (HD) H.264 telepresence codecs, today announced that the International House of Prayer in Kansas City (IHOP–KC) is using the TASMAN H.264 high-performance codec for delivery of broadcast-quality video within its facilities. IHOP–KC is using the TASMAN to send content from weekend worship services, conferences, and special events at its Forerunner School of Ministry (FSM) to its main facility, the Red Bridge Center, several miles away. Using very little bandwidth, HaiVision’s TASMAN provides reliable delivery of crystal-clear audio and video for the ministry’s Web streaming service. more

Sensaphonics announces Economic Stimulus Program

Sensaphonics Economic Stimulus BucksSensaphonics Hearing Conservation, the industry leader in custom silicone earphones for musicians, has announced a limited-time trade-in program for users of other brands of custom earphones. The program, first of its kind in the industry, offers a $250 price reduction on all Sensaphonics custom earphones – including the 2X-S, 2MAX, and 3D Active Ambient models – to customers who send in their old custom earphones in trade. The program runs through the end of the 2008 calendar year. more

AVIOM ANSWERS AN SOS FROM ABBACADABRA – THE ULTIMATE ABBA TRIBUTE BAND

aviom_adbacadabra_gary-raffanelli.jpgSPARKS, NV—adbacadabra – The Ultimate ABBA Tribute band, travels worldwide performing 20 of ABBA’s greatest hits in full costume. Performing live at various venues and on cruise ships for the past three years, Adbacadabra relies on Aviom’s Pro 16® Series of products for its live performance needs.

In the past two and a half years, adbacadabra has performed on over 20 cruises, in addition to its regular land performances. The band first started using the Aviom gear when, after one of its rehearsals, one of the musicians complained about feedback and noise level, which prohibited him from hearing his monitors. more

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Alcorn McBride Unveils Digital Binloop HD

Alcorn McBride Digital Binloop HDOrlando, Florida — Alcorn McBride has introduced the Digital Binloop HD, a product that provides playback of up to eight HD video channels in only three rack units. Ideal for themed entertainment, museums, and other applications requiring high-resolution video playback, the Digital Binloop HD stores video on CompactFlash so it has no moving parts to wear out and handles video resolutions of 1080i, 720p, 480P/576P, or 480I/576I. The Digital Binloop HD outputs video via HDMI or HD-SDI (SMPTE-292M) with embedded audio. Analog video formats include component (YPbPr) or RGB, with composite Standard Definition monitor output; the unit can offer simultaneous SD and HD monitor outputs. more

Vitel S.A. Brings Futuristic Presentation To Historic Wine Museum With JBL Loudspeakers

In a unique application of JBL loudspeakers, Vitel S.A. recently installed a sophisticated A/V system at the Atalaya Museum in Jerez de la Frontera in Spain. Within the Museum is an old winery surrounded by gardens and ancient trees, which has been renovated to house the “Jerez’s Mystery? exhibit, which documents the discovery of Jerez’s prized jerezano wine. more

HaiVision Telepresence Technology Enables The Church Without Walls to Enhance Shared Community Among Three Houston Campuses

MONTREAL — Oct. 30, 2008 — HaiVision Systems Inc., the world’s leading vendor of high definition (HD) H.264 telepresence codecs, today announced that its telepresence technology is helping The Church Without Walls to build a greater sense of shared community among its three campuses in Houston, Texas. The church is using hai1000™ multistream encoder/decoder systems to deliver high-quality low-latency live video between campuses and thus tie together the experiences of members attending services at three separate sites. more

Cutting Edge Projection with Mt. Pisgah’s Agape Concert

Mt. Pisgah Stageshot 1Almost 1,000 attendees participated in a night of worship and praise at Mount Pisgah’s recent Agape Experience. Mount Pisgah provides the community with the annual contemporary choir concert, and each year the production grows in scale and presentation. This year proved to be the most exceptional show to date, as cutting-edge lighting and projection were used to enhance the experience. more

Hitachi Offers Widescreen Capability And Full Connectivity With New CP-WX410 3LCD Projector

hitachi_cpwx410.jpg-New CP-WX410 3LCD Projector Offers a 16:10 Aspect Ratio, Optical Zoom and HDMI Input –

Offering widescreen capability and full connectivity, Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc., Business Group, has introduced the new CP-WX410 3LCD projector. The CP-WX410 offers a 16:10 aspect ratio, 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness and optical zoom. more

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