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ESCO Communications Deploys WJHW-Designed Harman Professional HiQnet™ Sound System At Indianapolis Colts’ New Lucas Oil Stadium

In what is the world’s largest and most ambitious Harman Professional HiQnet™ sound system, leading systems integration firm ESCO Communications has just completed the integration and commissioning of HiQnet audio system featuring amplifiers from Crown Audio, loudspeakers from JBL Professional and system configuration and control via HiQnet System Architect™ at the new Lucas Oil Stadium NFL football stadium, home of the SuperBowl-winning Indianapolis Colts franchise. The system was designed by consultants, WJHW and is seen as one of the most progressive and impressive stadiums in an era rich with new and exciting stadium projects. more

Crown Audio Redefines The Price/Performance Ratio In Portable PA Amplifier With 2-Ohm/Channel XLS Series

Category-Leading XLS Series Matches Price, 2-Ohm Power Rating, Sonic Integrity And Robust Construction Meaning Serious Audio Professionals Should Accept No Less!

With More Watts Per Dollar Than Any Other Amplifier In Its Class, The New Crown XLS 5000 Eliminates Sub-2-Ohm Amplifiers As Serious Contenders For Any Audio Pro!

In a move that makes quality high power amplifiers affordable to a broad new market, Crown Audio today showcased the newly extended XLS Series amplifiers that significantly elevate the performance threshold of affordable portable PA amplifiers. Comprising the XLS 202, XLS 402, XLS 602, XLS 802 and the brand new XLS 5000, the XLS Series is ideal for musicians, DJs, rental companies and corporate and hotel AV departments. more

Performance, Support and Efficiency Make Hitachi’s CP-X206 Networkable Projector The Right Choice For Temple Independent School District

pictures_8-26_016.jpgHitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc. Business Group, the leader in K-12 educational AV systems, is the choice for the Temple, Texas Independent School District (ISD) and its initiative to bring its 14-campus district that serves approximately 8,300 students in pre-school, elementary, middle and high school to the cutting edge of educational AV. Temple ISD recently installed the first round of Hitachi CP-X206 networkable projectors in 506 of its classrooms system-wide. This project will be followed in succeeding months with the installation of an additional 50 to 100 Hitachi projectors (including CP-X201, CP-X306 and CP-X807 models) in other spaces, including libraries, art rooms and cafeteria throughout the district. The Hitachi CP-X206 networkable projectors were purchased through and are being installed by Troxell Communications, the largest privately held audio-visual distributor in the United States, which is based in Phoenix, with 50-plus offices nationwide selling to a broad array of end-users. more

Visual Acuity realizes technical vision for California Academy of Sciences

morrison_planetarium_north_entrance.gifBrighton, Sussex, UK, 27 September 2008 – Visual Acuity will see six years of meticulous planning, design, consulting and ‘green’ engineering come to fruition on Saturday, 27 September 2008, when the new California Academy of Sciences opens its doors to the public.

Located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the new facility unifies the Academy’s three public attractions – Steinhart Aquarium, Morrison Planetarium and the Kimball Natural History Museum – under a 2.5-acre undulating green roof. The new facility is one of the most environmentally friendly museums on the planet and is expected to receive an esteemed LEED™ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum rating from the US Green Building Council. Visual Acuity acted as the major media and technology adviser to the project throughout. more

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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