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projectiondesign® announces change in ownership – New ownership spurs strong growth, increased product development and focus on partner support

October 6, 2009, Fredrikstad, Norway – Norwegian high performance projector manufacturer, projectiondesign is capitalizing on the growing global demand for high-quality products as well as partner support with the announcement of a change in ownership to include Norwegian private equity firm Herkules Capital AS.

The move follows the purchase of a 54% share in projectiondesign from previous main shareholder, Eker Group AS headed by top Norwegian Industrial Designer Bård Eker.

projectiondesign has emerged as an industry leader in the creation, development, design and manufacture of high-quality projectors for specialist professional, industrial and private sector applications. The company currently has 135 employees, including in-house product testing, research & development in electronic, optical and mechanical system design, and has shown strong growth since being established in 2001.

“projectiondesign is an exciting growth company, and is an attractive opportunity for Herkules. We have been familiar with the company for more

Comprehensive Announces New ProScale Presentation Scaler/Switcher

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South Hackensack, New Jersey:

Comprehensive is pleased to announce the addition of the CSC-7850 Scaler/Switcher to an already extensive line of Interface Electronics. The CSC-7850 is a 9-input scaler/switcher for analog and digital video and unbalanced stereo and S/PDIF audio signals. It scales any composite, s-video (Y/C), component video (YUV), HDMI or computer graphic’s video signal and jpeg files via USB, up or down, to a selectable graphics or HDTV output resolution. more

SOLID STATE LOGIC ANNOUNCES ENHANCED FINAL CUT PRO INTEGRATION FOR GRAVITY

SSL Media Import/Export Plug-In Improves Workflow for Final Cut Workgroups and End Users

NEW YORK – Solid State Logic is pleased to announce a new Final Cut Pro® media import/export plug-in for the Gravity Media Asset Management system. The plug-in streamlines Apple Final Cut users import and export functions to and from Gravity’s shared storage. The plug-in is designed to further integrate Gravity’s media asset capabilities with Final Cut workgroups and end users. more

IPTV and Internet Video, 2e

FOR IMMEDITIATE RELEASE
Contact: Bob Dodd
781-313-4726 or r.dodd@elsevier.com

Now in its second edition, IPTV and Internet Video clearly explains and demystifies the functions, markets, and future impact of this exploding technology. This book contains an overview of hardware, software, and Internet technologies, case studies, and covers a range of products and services. It is a guide to help readers master the key trends and drivers transforming the world of broadcast television and the Web. Readers get a working knowledge of IPTV, enabling both non-technical and technical professionals to accurately analyze the emerging technology and business opportunities. With IPTV subscriptions estimated to grow 32% annually for the next 6 years, this book is necessary reading material for companies wanting to remain current in the marketplace.
• Written by well known industry experts, each with 25 years technology development experience and global insight
• Reality Check perspectives in more

Record Label Marketing, 2e

FOR IMMEDITIATE RELEASE
Contact: Bob Dodd
781-313-4726 or r.dodd@elsevier.com

Focal Press, a division of Elsevier, would like to invite select members of the press to request a gratis review copy of Record Label Marketing, 2nd Edition by Tom Hutchison, Paul Allen and Amy Macy.

Tom Hutchison is a Professor of Marketing in the Department of Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). He has worked with a wide range of popular artists including Faith Hill, The Dixie Chicks, Sonic Youth and Beck. Tom has conducted market research projects for Sony, MCA/Universal, DreamWorks and Warner Music Group. Tom is also the author of Web Marketing for the Music Business from Focal Press.

Paul Allen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University. Paul is also the author of Artist Management from Focal Press.

Amy Macy more

Andrew Berger Appointed Broadcast Product Manager of Vaddio

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN (September 2, 2009) – Vaddio, the global leader in robotic PTZ camera’s and camera control systems is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Andrew Berger to the position of Broadcast Product Manager. more

SurgeX Partners With IAG For International Manufacturing And Distribution

IAG_SurgeX.jpgPIPERSVILLE, Pennsylvania, USA – July 1, 2009 — International Audio Group Ltd. (IAG), the parent company of Wharfdale, Quad, Mission and several other professional audio, lighting and hi-fi brands, now formally welcomes SurgeX to its roster.

With facilities in London and Shenzhen, IAG will now be manufacturing and distributing SurgeX products globally, with the exception of North America, where Electronic Systems Protection, Inc. (ESP) of Zebulon, NC continues to helm the brand. more

SHURE DEBUTS NEW KSM353 AND KSM313 RIBBON MICROPHONES

ksm353_mount_hr1.jpgProfessional sound engineers are accustomed to seeing and using legendary Shure dynamic and condenser microphones on stage, in the studio, and on television. But even some audio veterans don’t know that Shure also manufactured ribbon microphones from the 1950s through the 1980s, such as the Models 300, 315, 315S, 330, 333, and SM33. more

Stage Research Showbuilder 6 Keeps Track, All-Discipline-Wise

ShowbuilderStage Research, perpetuators of theatrical production software, have recently unveiled ShowBuilder 6. A complete show management system that assembles procedure notes and numbers (from scenic particulars to equipment specs), ShowBuilder 6 helps to make sense of endless detail, streamline paperwork and simplify run-throughs at any venue. more

SurgeX And LynTec Announce Strategic Alliance

SX-LT.jpgZEBULON, NC / LENEXA, KS – June 12, 2009 — Pro AV industry AC power protection and control leaders SurgeX and LynTec have today officially announced the formation of a strategic alliance.

Under the new agreement, LynTec and SurgeX will now be cross-pollinating their software and hardware engineering departments with the goal of delivering vastly improved solutions for professional applications. The combined efforts of these two “best of breed” manufacturers are squarely aimed to further benefit the industry through the seamless specifying and integration of these two unique problem-solving components for the AC power platform. more

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