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WIREWORKS INTRODUCES AV2000 FOR SMART PODIUMS AT INFOCOMM 2008

AV2000 Access PointLAS VEGAS, NV – Wireworks, the leading innovator of audio/video cabling systems and custom panels, introduces AV2000 for Smart Podiums at this year’s InfoComm show (Booth C2823). AV2000 for Smart Podiums offers AV professional’s a variety of typical AV2000 signal configurations specifically targeted to smart podium applications. Wireworks AV2000 multimedia cabling system is the only multi-pin connector system that can accommodate audio, high definition video, high-speed data, and serial digital interface control signals in a single sophisticated hybrid connector.

The AV2000 Umbilical permanently attaches inside of the smart podium for an easy and direct connection to the equipment within. The system eliminates any additional connectors as well as complex interface panels on the wall or in floor boxes. Connecting multimedia systems through one simple and reliable plug in, AV2000 offers a practical, time and cost-efficient solution for both the installer and end-user. It also allows non AV professionals to easily set up the system, eliminating the possibility of crossed connections. The system offers a configured drop-in solution with an unprecedented turn-around time that is vital for the AV professional. more

CLEAR-COM® PUTS USERS IN CONTROL WITH DEBUT OF V-SERIES DESKTOP AT INFOCOMM 2008

V-Series DesktopLAS VEGAS, NEVADA, JUNE 6 2008—Clear-Com® Communication Systems, a brand of The Vitec Group, is bringing control of its Eclipse Digital Matrix Intercom System to the users’ fingertips with the new, compact V-Series Desktop unit. This latest addition to its family of V-Series Panel products can sit on a tabletop or can be wall-mounted for quick access and increased convenience. A leading innovator of communications solutions for the live performance, broadcast, government and commercial markets, Clear-Com is showcasing the V-Series Desktop at InfoComm 2008 with its new compact V-Series Desktop unit (Booth C3583). more

Optical Cable Corporation Acquires SMP Data Communications

Transaction Broadens Optical Cable’s Product Line and Builds on its Position as a Leading Provider of Fiber Optic Cables in the Enterprise Market

ROANOKE, VA, June 2, 2008—Optical Cable Corporation (Nasdaq GM:OCCF) announced today that it has acquired Superior Modular Products Incorporated (doing business as SMP Data Communications), a leading supplier of fiber optic and copper connectivity products for the data communications industry. The transaction was consummated on May 30, 2008, and now SMP Data Communications is a wholly owned subsidiary of Optical Cable Corporation. Optical Cable Corporation acquired SMP Data Communications from Preformed Line Products Company (Nasdaq GM: PLPC) for a purchase price of $11.5 million, subject to certain minimum working capital requirements and related purchase price adjustments. The transaction was effected by an Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated May 30, 2008, whereby SMP Data Communications merged with a newly formed wholly owned subsidiary of Optical Cable Corporation. more

L-ACOUSTICS Helps Keep The Rock Church Rockin’

rock_church_sanctuary.jpgSAN DIEGO, California – June 2008 – Founded in early 2000, San Diego’s Rock Church has earned a heavenly reputation for its uplifting, high-energy services and busy concert schedule that consistently draw large audiences week after week. Late last year, the Rock Church and Academy finally opened its own permanent facility in Point Loma, where the large sanctuary is equipped with a combination of L-ACOUSTICS KUDO™ and dV-DOSC line source array cabinets in a LCR configuration, plus ARCS® cabinets for side-fill coverage. more

ITC Introduces New Tool-Less Mini Coax Connectors for Residential and Commercial A/V System Installers

IRVINE, Calif. — June 3, 2008 — ITC (Instant Tool-less Connector), a division of The Quest Group (parent company of AudioQuest), announces it has added mini coax connectors to its tool-less line of products. ITC’s patented tool-less connector system provides a quick and cost-effective alternative to crimping or compression systems, while providing reliable connectivity with twist termination and a wider center pin entry. more

TV One Announces the Arrival of v1.3 HDMI Professional Grade Switchers and Distribution Amplifiers

1t-sx-634-iso.jpgERLANGER, KY, June 3, 2008—The TVOne-task product line grows again with the addition of six new v1.3 HDMI products to its inventory consisting of two Switchers and four Distribution Amplifiers. These are not ordinary units, but are the first products designed expressly for the demanding professional market. Features like front panel status indication of input signal presence and HDCP presence, accommodation of HDMI cables with locking connectors, RS-232 control of the switchers, optional rackmount kits, separate audio and advanced EDID handling set these units apart from the field. more

AURALEX ACOUSTICS CUTS THE NOISE DOWN TO SIZE AT WINFIELD CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

LAS VEGAS, NV — Try putting several hundred elementary school students together in one gymnasium and just see how loud it can get. Winfield City Elementary School is all too familiar with this scenario and has thus employed the help of The Bailey Brothers Music Company, a full-service installation and retailer company based in Alabama, and Auralex Acoustics (InfoComm 2008, Booth C4984) to help bring down extreme noise levels. more

Shure Takes the Stage at Coachella

Photo #2: Richard AshcroftCoachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2008

Less than three weeks before this year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Prince added his name to the bill in the most prominent slot. Choosing Shure’s KSM9 for vocals as well as UHF-R wireless for guitar, he was one of but many who relied upon Shure at this, the nation’s premiere showcase for alternative rock. more

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New JBL VerTec Powered Full Size Line Arrays With Drivepack Technology Are Life Of The Party At San Diego’s Cinco De Mayo Festival

May 29, 2008 —Showcasing the newest additions in JBL’s VERTEC® line array series, local rental company Meeting Services, Inc. provided sound reinforcement for the La Fiesta Del Pueblo Cinco de Mayo music festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds’ outdoor grandstand in San Diego with a powered, full-size system. Featured entertainers for the multi-act festival included popular Latin artists La Arrolladora Banda El Limon, Vilma Diaz y La Sonora, and Los Moonlights, among many others. more

LOGIC SYSTEMS, YAMAHA AND NEXO SHARE THE SUCCESS OF ‘ROCK ON THE RANGE’ FESTIVAL

Rock on the Range - NEXO GEO TBUENA PARK, Calif.─Columbus Crew Stadium was the setting for the second year of this quickly growing music festival in Columbus, Ohio and once again, Logic Systems Sound & Lighting in St. Louis were brought in to provide its audio and lighting production expertise. The festival, which took place in mid-May had an attendance reaching 50,000 each day, making it one of the of largest U.S. festivals so far this year. more

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