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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

PAT BENATAR TOUR ENGINEERS CHOOSE YAMAHA

ken-peden-rick-reith-pat-benatar.JPGBUENA PARK, Calif.─Long Island-raised signer/songwriter, certified rock n’ roll superstar, and four-time GRAMMY® winner Pat Benatar embarked on her first live concert tour in over two years this summer, and both engineers chose Yamaha consoles for front of house and monitors. With six platinum and four gold albums to her credit, Benatar along with husband Neil Giraldo and the band are still igniting audiences with such hit singles as ‘Heartbreaker’, ‘Treat Me Right’, and ‘Hit Me With Your Best Shot.’ more

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PRG Audio And JBL Vertec® Line Arrays Power Toyota Concert Series On NBC’s Today Show

In a demonstration of the power and versatility of JBL VERTEC® line arrays before a national audience, PRG Audio has provided the live sound reinforcement for NBC’s “Toyota Concert Series On TODAY,? airing throughout the summer on the network’s TODAY Show. This year, the Concert Series has featured performances by Alicia Keys, Sheryl Crow, Miley Cyrus and many more. The most recent Concert Series segment on August 29 featured performances by the Pussycat Dolls (“When I Grow Up?) and Katy Perry (“I Kissed A Girl?). more

YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO SYSTEMS HOLDS TRAINING CLASSES AT AES EXHIBITIION; NEXO 7.1 SYSTEM SUPPORTS AES SPECIAL EVENTS ROOM

BUENA PARK, Calif.─ Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) will offer two distinct training classes throughout the AES Show in Demo Room #120. The classes will be 60-90 minutes in length and the first will cover Digital Audio Networking Solutions for Sound Reinforcement with a second class for advanced users of the Yamaha PM5D-EX console. more

Laird Telemedia Introduces New PHATCAT Platinum Series — The Worlds Only HDMI Over A Single CAT5 Cable System

LTM-5HD SeriesMOUNT MARION, N.Y. — September 17, 2008Laird Telemedia, a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of advanced digital video production technology, unveils the new LTM-5HD Series PhatCat Platinum HDMI over Single CAT5/6 extenders. It’s the only available system to offer uncompressed 1080p HD digital Video and Audio over a single CAT5e/CAT6 UTP Cable. Another industry first is a unique daisy-chain feature allowing multiple units to be cascaded to distances of 1,600 Feet while feeding up to 2,000 displays. more

Sennheiser Selects Furman’s Power Management Products

PETALUMA, Calif. — Sept. 15, 2008 — Furman, a world-leading provider of power management solutions, today announced that Sennheiser relies on Furman’s high-end products to protect equipment from damage for touring artists around the globe. Sennheiser, a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems, includes a Furman PL-PLUS D Series II power conditioner in every rack in the Americas, while deploying the PL-PRO D E Series II power conditioner in Asian and European systems. more

SENNHEISER PROVIDES WIRELESS AND WIRED SYSTEMS FOR NBC’S COVERAGE OF THE BEIJING OLYMPIC GAMES

uwe_olympics_2008.JPGBEIJING, CHINA – SEPTEMBER 2008: Sennheiser Electronic Corporation was selected to provide wireless microphones and personal monitor systems to NBC during the network’s coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, August 8-24. From the spectacular Beijing Opening Ceremony to the handover to the 2012 London Olympics during the Closing Ceremony with London mayor Boris Johnson, NBC Olympics utilized Sennheiser Professional 3000, 5000 and evolution series wireless microphone and personal monitor systems to ensure uninterrupted coverage from every venue. In addition, Uwe Sattler, Sennheiser’s technical director, was on site to assist with frequency coordination and reallocation for broadcasters using Sennheiser RF equipment. more

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CLEAR-COM’S ECLIPSE DIGITAL MATRIX VERSION 5.0 NOW SHIPPING

Latest Version Offers Increased Connectivity and Expandability for Broadcasters

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, SEPTEMBER 12, 2008—Clear-Com® Communication Systems, a Vitec Group brand, launches Version 5.0 of its highly robust Eclipse® Digital Matrix System. Acting as a central switching unit for communications across a broadcast operation, the new Eclipse Digital Matrix Version 5.0 offers more connectivity options between frames and panels, expands the Digital Signal Processing and “Listen Again? capabilities on V-Series user panels, and simplifies the user interface of its configuration software. Clear-Com demonstrates these capabilities at IBC, Stand 9.C40a. more

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