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Alcorn McBride Introduces V16 Pro Show Controller

alcorn-mcbride-v16-pro.jpgAlcorn McBride has introduced the V16 Pro, a versatile, frame-accurate show controller for both serial and network devices. Designed for themed entertainment applications, the V16 Pro combines the stability and reliability needed by show professionals with unparalleled connectivity. With 16 serial ports, 16 inputs, 16 outputs, MIDI port and a dual Ethernet interface, the V16 Pro can “talk? to virtually any piece of equipment and can be monitored and programmed from anywhere in the world. more

Da-Lite Expands High Contrast Matte White Seamless Size Availability.

contour-hcmw.jpgWARSAW, IN – November 5, 2008 – High Contrast Matte White, one of Da-Lite’s most popular front projection screen surfaces, is now available in seamless sizes up to 10’ in height on many Da-Lite screen models. High Contrast Matte White offers an on axis gain of 1.1 and a generous half angle of 50 degrees. This screen surface is a great choice when video images are the main source of information being projected and where ambient light is moderately controlled. With its specially designed grey base material and reflective top surface, this screen material is able to provide very good black levels without sacrificing the white level output. more

Magenta Introduces Mondo III™-SAP Matrix Switch With Addressable, Duplex-Serial Functionality

Mondo III-SAPNew Milford, CT, November 17, 2008 – Magenta Research, the recognized leader in video/audio/serial signal distribution and switching over Cat5/CatX cable and optical fiber, is thrilled to introduce its next-generation Mondo Matrix UTP switch.

Mondo III -SAP adds support for addressable, full-duplex serial—a first for a Magenta switch! This technical hurdle was overcome by the development of Mondo III –SAP output cards, which, when combined with MultiView –SAP receivers, allows users to extend and switch high-definition video, stereo audio and addressable duplex serial to 2,000 feet (610 meters), all on a single cable. more

Peavey® Versarray™ 212 Flies at New Levitt Pavilion

Levitt Pavilion, Arlington, TXFor as long as entrepreneur and philanthropist Mortimer Levitt could remember, music was his passion. On evening strolls through Coney Island’s Luna Park, Levitt fell in love with the music he heard in the rides and restaurants. The impressions those summer nights in New York made stayed with him throughout his life.

Mortimer Levitt eventually made his fortune in the custom-tailoring business, but his passion for music and the arts never wavered. In 1963, he created the Mortimer Levitt Foundation to provide communities with venues where everyone could experience the arts under the stars. He established the first Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Westport, Conn., in 1974, with this goal in mind. more

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Major Electro-Voice Sx600 installation raises the bar in Chilean soccer stadium

prosound_chile_nov_08_.jpgEstadio German Becker in Temuco, Chile is the latest in a long list of large Latin American sports venues to install sound systems from Electro-Voice. Prosound Ltda. of Viña del Mar, Chile completed the system design and installation of EV Sx600 dual element/single enclosure line-array loudspeakers at Estadio Germán Becker. Designed specifically for stadium-type environments, and proven around the world in Olympic and World Cup soccer stadiums, this marks the first major Sx600 installation in Chile. more

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CASTING CROWNS WILL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

Casting CrownsHoliday Celebration Sings Out With Shure Wireless

CYPRESS, TX, November 6, 2008 — The number one selling artists on Billboard’s Christian/Gospel charts at the end of last year as well as winners of GRAMMY®, Dove, and American Music Awards, the band Casting Crowns has secured a fan base spanning continents. Slated to return from Europe later this month just in time for the launch of the holiday season in the U.S., the contemporary Christian rockers will begin their Christmas Celebration Tour in Southeast Texas at the Berry Center on November 28. more

SMALL THEATRES GET BIG SOUND

SC2150_frontQSC Introduces Two New Cinema Loudspeaker Systems

Built expressly to meet the needs of professional motion picture playback in smaller theatres, QSC’s new SC-2150 loudspeaker is one of two new members of the DCS (Digital Cinema Speaker) Series.

Offering high-power handling, excellent sensitivity, and extended bass response in a very compact enclosure, the SC-2150 is a three-way, selectably passive full-range or bi-amplified screen channel loudspeaker comprised of two main units: A mid-high frequency system and a low frequency enclosure. The components are easily assembled on-site via a pan and tilt bracket that mounts the mid-high components to the top of the LF enclosure. more

LIKE JEWELRY, OR AN ACCESSORY…

Alyssa BarlowShure Wireless Makes the Scene on BarlowGirl Fall Tour

THE WOODLANDS, TX, November 6, 2008 — BarlowGirl’s Million Voices fall tour started here in September, with the sisters/rock trio set to step out through mid-November in support of How Can We Be Silent, their third release since debuting on the Christian music scene in 2004. more

CANON U.S.A. INTRODUCES THE REALiS WUX10 – THE WORLD’S FIRST WUXGA LCOS PROJECTOR, AND THE REALIS SX80 – THE WORLD’S FIRST PICTBRIDGE COMPATIBLE PROJECTOR

CANON REALiS WUX10The REALiS WUX10 Projector Provides Image Display That Exceeds 1080 HDTV Resolution;
The REALiS SX80 Projector Is A Feature-Packed High-Resolution SXGA+ Projector With USB/PictBridge Connectivity for “PC-Free? Presentations

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 3, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, has again advanced the acclaimed REALiS Multimedia Projector line with the introduction of two new models that provide unprecedented performance and features along with cutting-edge technology. more

Seattle’s Famous Benaroya Hall Upgrades Sound System With Soundcraft Vi6™

The ease of operation of the Soundcraft Vi6 is being showcased at Seattle’s famous Benaroya Hall. Home of the Seattle Symphony, the 2,500-seat S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium is Seattle’s first facility designed exclusively for symphonic music performances and Soundcraft consoles provide outstanding sound quality and versatility for every performance. Celebrating 10 years as one of the nation’s premier venues for live symphonic music, Benaroya Hall sound engineers chose to upgrade their sound reinforcement system with three Soundcraft Vi Series digital mixing consoles – two Vi6’s and a Vi4 – for the 550-seat Recital Hall. more

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