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projectiondesign goes green for the new California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco

22_water_planet.jpgRIDGEFIELD, NJ (October 02, 2008) – Norwegian projector manufacturer, projectiondesign has supplied its F10, F20 and F30 visualization and simulation specific model projectors to the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The Academy is the only place in the world to have a planetarium, a natural history museum and an aquarium all under one roof, and is one of the most environmentally friendly museums on the planet. The Academy has also formally recognized projectiondesign as one of its corporate supporters with the installation of its products inside Morrison Planetarium, Hohfeld Hall pre-show area, the Water Planet exhibit and the scientific Visualization Studio for creating visual and audio content. more

Electro-Voice Sx600 speakers raise the bar for football field sound at SoCal high schools

thompson_sx600_01.jpg Electro-Voice Sx600 loudspeakers have earned a solid reputation as a sound solution for stadium applications, as demonstrated by two new high school installations by systems integration specialists Thompson Engineering (Riverside, CA). more

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YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO SYSTEMS, INC. TO PREVIEW ETHERSOUND STAGE BOX AT AES EXPO IN SAN FRANCISCO

yamaha-sb168-esfront.jpg─YAMAHA SB168-ES TO COMPLEMENT NETWORK AUDIO SOLUTIONS─

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.─Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will add to its already extensive line of digital audio network solutions for the installation and tour sound markets with the U.S. preview of the SB168-ES Stage Box during the AES Show. The new digital Stage Box will be located in the company’s demo room, #120, and will be used as part of two training classes offered throughout the show. The classes will be 60-90 minutes in length and will cover Digital Networks for Sound Reinforcement and an Advanced Class on the Yamaha PM5D-EX console. Check the Yamaha ad on the back cover of the AES Daily each day for specific times. more

RTS Stands Up at the Republican National Convention

At the convention this month speeches were given, candidates were nominated, and history was made all while the country watched live. Each election year the party conventions grow more connected, and that is thanks in no small part to RTS Digital Matrix Intercom.
St Paul, Minnesota This election year, several major US broadcast networks entrusted RTS to deliver communication to their production teams in realtime across the entire country during the convention. One major news network used RTS to establish a remote connection from Washington DC to St Paul via RVON-8 VoIP interface for ADAM to RVON-I/O Analog VoIP interface. This method allowed them to connect KP-32 Classic keypanel users in Washington to on-site crew members in St. Paul as seamlessly as if they were there. more

SAN DIEGO ZOO TAPS SPECIAL EVENT AUDIO SERVICES FOR FUNDRAISER USING NEXO GEO S8 SYSTEM

nexo-geo-s-8-line-array-and-san-diego-zoo8-08.JPGBUENA PARK, Calif.─ For one of their largest annual fundraising events, the San Diego Zoo tapped Special Event Audio Services of Oceanside, California to handle audio production. There were special concerns about the volume level coming out of the world renowned Zoo special events area since the famous Old Globe Theatre is just a few hundred yards away. For this event in prior years, the previous production company actually went to the trouble of installing a small speaker under every table. more

HEAVEN & HELL, JUDAS PRIEST CHOOSE YAMAHA PM5D DIGITAL CONSOLES FOR METAL MASTERS TOUR

pm5d-me-lorenzo-banda-heaven-hell-fohe-pm5d-doug-short-judas-priest.JPGBUENA PARK, Calif.─ Headliner Judas Priest and Heaven and Hell embarked on tour together as part of the top metal concert attraction this summer, the Metal Masters Tour, which also included performances by Motorhead and Testament to delight of the metalheads everywhere.

The tour, produced by Live Nation, was Priest’s first set of U.S. dates in nearly three years, and kicked off the release of the band’s new CD, ‘Nostradamus.’ The fifteen ‘special engagements’ began in Camden, NJ and ended in Las Vegas Nevada with a tour stop that also included Toronto, Ontario. more

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LP Unlimited Productions Serves Record-Size Crowd For South African Stadium Event With New JBL VERTEC® Line Array System

In a large-scale event that demonstrates the ability of JBL VERTEC® line arrays to provide even coverage and high output in the most acoustically challenging outdoor venues, rental sound company LP Unlimited Productions provided the sound reinforcement system for a major regional religious event, “Loftus For Jesus,? held at Loftus Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa. The event featured some of the world’s most prominent Christian leaders and drew a crowd of more than 70,000 people—the largest crowd ever assembled in the outdoor sporting facility. more

B.B. King Museum Opens With Fanfare, Star Power & Peavey

B.B. King performs at the opening of his namesake museumINDIANOLA, Miss.—The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center opened September 13 with a three-day celebration and an historic concert that paired the blues legend with several of the marquee artists he has inspired.

Tracing King’s journey from the fields of the Mississippi Delta to Beale Street and beyond, the museum displays a trove of memorabilia to illustrate the artist’s life and inspiration. Among the guitars and artifacts are 1950s-era 78-rpm recordings from the personal collection of Peavey Electronics Founder and CEO Hartley Peavey, a lifelong blues aficionado. Even the $15 million facility itself is part of the collection, built onto the cotton gin where King worked as a young man. more

HaiVision Telepresence Technology Enables NewSpring Church to Continue Expansion While Maintaining Its Message

MONTREAL — Sept. 23, 2008 — HaiVision Systems Inc., the world’s leading vendor of true telepresence codecs, today announced that NewSpring Church (www.NewSpring.cc) is deploying a hai1000™ series network video system with the MAKO-HD codec to connect three South Carolina campuses. In eight years NewSpring Church has grown from 115 members to a ministry with more than 9,000 people attending worship at its Anderson and Greenville locations. As the church prepares to launch a third campus in Florence, S.C., and an Internet campus, the HaiVision solution provides a flexible and highly scalable platform for sharing live teaching across all campuses during Sunday services. more

Markertek Launches New Low Cost Mobile Voice Over Trailer

VOTR-20SAUGERTIES, N.Y. — September 23, 2008Markertek, a highly specialized broadcast and pro-audio supply & manufacturing house, annouced today it’s latest Low Cost Mobile Production Solution. The VOTR-20 Mobile Voice Over Trailer.

The VOTR-20 is towable with a pick-up truck, this mobile VO booth has both a 14 foot soundproof studio and a 6 foot control room for the engineer. Other features include generous rack space, control console, I/O hatches, breaker box with genset or shore power inputs, more

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