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CHRISTIE IS LEAD CORPORATE SPONSOR FOR CAFKA.07 HAPTIC CONTEMPORARY PUBLIC ART FORUM

CHRISTIE IS LEAD CORPORATE SPONSOR FOR CAFKA.07 HAPTIC CONTEMPORARY PUBLIC ART FORUM IN KITCHENER

Christie Digital Projectors Feature Innovative Installation Works by International Artists

WATERLOO REGION, ON – (September 21, 2007) – Christie, a global leader in visual solutions for entertainment, business and industry, is the lead corporate sponsor for CAFKA.07 HAPTIC, an international forum of contemporary public art being held in Kitchener and environs, September 20 – 30. Carl Zehr, Mayor, City of Kitchener, will officially launch the biannual event at a gala opening reception on Friday, September 21, 7:00 PM at Kitchener City Hall. The reception will include a demonstration of Nicholas Stedman and Kerry Segal‘s The Blanket Project, a fully autonomous robotic blanket that navigates bedrooms seeking out people for intimate encounters. more

CHRISTIE SUPPORTS KITCHENER‘S CENTRE IN THE SQUARE WITH DONATION OF PROFESSIONAL-GRADE

CHRISTIE SUPPORTS KITCHENER‘S CENTRE IN THE SQUARE WITH DONATION OF PROFESSIONAL-GRADE DIGITAL PROJECTION SYSTEM

WATERLOO REGION, ON – (October 11, 2007) – Christie, a global leader in visual solutions for entertainment, business and industry, announced that it has donated a professional grade, high resolution digital projector to one of Kitchener‘s leading cultural institutions, the Centre In The Square (CITS). Christie also donated a ChristieTWIST™ image warping and blending module to complement the projector‘s built-in edge-blending capability, three HD lenses, and a stacking frame to provide a complete projection system. This new system will dramatically enhance the presentation of performances and help promote the prestigious cultural facility. more

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CANON‘s REALiS SX6 MULTIMEDIA PROJECTOR PROVIDES MASTERPIECE PERFORMANCE FOR ART MUSEUM

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest art museums in the United States, showcasing masterpieces of painting, sculpture, works on paper, decorative arts and architectural settings from Europe, Asia, and the Americas. However, when it came to displaying moving images for a fixed installation in its video gallery, the Museum required a state-of-the-art display technology that could accurately reproduce the changing colors, varying brightness levels, and other unique subtleties of each artist‘s video visions. This need for a higher-resolution display device with precise color matching was the impetus for the museum‘s purchase of a Canon REALiS SX6 Multimedia Projector. more

PANASONIC ANNOUNCES 103-INCH PLASMA INSTALLATIONS

SECAUCUS, NJ (October 2, 2007) – Panasonic, the market and technology leader in Plasma HDTVs, has announced two prestigious installations of its flagship 103-inch Plasma display — Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California, and the Hyatt Chicago. Panasonic‘s 103-inch plasma features a stunning widescreen progressive display with full HD pixel resolution of 1,920 horizontal x 1,080 vertical and a contrast ratio of 5,000:1. With an effective display area of approximately 89-inches wide by 50-inches high, one display is equivalent in size to four 50-inch Panasonic plasma displays. more

EV ON THE ROAD WITH THE BAD BOYS OF ROCK

Featuring headliners Hinder, Papa Roach and Buckcherry, the “Bad Boys of Rock” tour wrapped up its summer run on Sep.22nd, having delivered the goods in arenas around America with a powerhouse EV PA deployed by LD Systems of Houston, TX. After a month of shows overseas, the tour picks up again for a fall leg in Corpus Christi on Oct. 27th. more

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SHOW HIRE INVESTS IN NEW EV SYSTEM FOR OUTDOOR EVENTS

Show Hire, the Milford, England-based PA rental company, has made a significant investment in Electro-Voice loudspeaker systems in order to stay abreast of its increasing workload at outdoor events, notably high-profile equestrian competitions such as the Burghley and Badminton Horse Trials, and county shows.

Show Hire has carved a niche market for itself in ‘greenfield site PA rental,‘ where temporary venues are created for large-scale public events; every cable has to be dug underground and every loudspeaker mounted on a removable pole, and the entire site must be returned to a green field after use. more

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“LAST SUMMER FANTASY” IN JAPAN WITH EV

The “Last Summer Fantasy” music festival attracted over 10,000 fans to the Aspecta outdoor theatre in Aso Kumamoto, Japan on August 25th. Two leading SR companies–Kumamoto prefecture-based Sound Kyushu Ltd. and Osaka prefecture-based Z Sound Ltd.–collaborated for the event, deploying an Electro-Voice PA featuring new XLC127DVX and XLD compact line arrays, Phoenix PX2152 loudspeakers and Tour Grade TG-5 power amplifiers. more

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World-Class Aquatic Center Goes For The Gold With JBL Professional Audio System

NORTHRIDGE, CALIFORNIA, September 21, 2007 — In a unique application of JBL Professional PD5000 Series loudspeakers, systems integration firm Morgan Sound and Onpoint Designs recently collaborated in the design and implementation of a new audio system for the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington. Originally built for the 1990 Goodwill Games, the Aquatic Center is a 5,000-seat venue, hosting an average of 50 swimming competitions annually. more

Italy’s Madema Spa. Powers Primaggio 2007 Event With JBL VerTec DP Series

ITALY‘S MADEMA SPA. POWERS PRIMAGGIO 2007 EVENT WITH JBL VERTEC® DP SERIES LINE ARRAYS FOR MILLION-PERSON AUDIENCE

NORTHRIDGE, CALIFORNIA, September 20, 2007 — Demonstrating the unmatched power and performance of VERTEC® DP Series line arrays with JBL DrivePack® technology, Italian audio rental company Madema Spa. provided a live sound reinforcement system for “Primaggio” (1st of May) in Rome. Organized every year by the three major labor union organizations in Italy as a celebration for Worker‘s Day, Primaggio is one of Italy‘s most significant annual entertainment festivals. Staged in San Giovanni Plaza, Primaggio 2007 drew an audience estimated at one million people for an all-day celebration highlighted by contemporary music, political speeches and festivities. more

BLUE SKY‘S BREAKTHROUGH I/ON PASSIVE STUDIO MONITOR

FARMINGDALE, NY (September 18, 2007) — Now Shipping! Blue Sky‘s new I/ON Passive Studio Monitor is more than the typical in-wall or on-wall speaker, offering distinct features and benefits, far exceeding what has come to be expected from passive studio monitors and in-wall or on-wall speakers. I/ON‘s fully sealed box design–solidly constructed out of acoustic-grade MDF (not plastic)–is 5 times heavier than the typical 6.5″ 2-way in-wall speakers. I/ON offers easy in-wall or on-wall installation with consistent performance no matter how it is mounted and the sealed enclosure provides the correct acoustic volume every time. Also, I/ON is an evolution of Blue Sky‘s critically acclaimed SAT 6.5 MK II active studio monitor, and is designed to integrate perfectly with Blue Sky‘s SUB 12 and SUB 15 Universal. more

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