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ACIR Professional Buys Building, Expands Space

Mays Landing, N.J.—Summer continues to be busy for the staff at ACIR Professional with shows in Cape May, the Count Basie Theatre, Ocean Grove, New York City, along with support of audio and backline for Atlantic City and surrounding areas, all as the company’s installation business continues to grow.

Perhaps the biggest news for ACIR this is summer is that they recently purchased a building in Mays Landing, New Jersey, a stones-throw away from the old location in Egg Harbor Township. Realizing their dream of expansion and growth, the company outgrew their lease space and made the move to purchase a building with additional room to grow.

In a joint statement, the three owners Ed DiBona, John Grasso, and Tom Young said, “Our new space enables us to further our customer service and support as we continue to purchase the gear needed to fulfill our clients’ requirements.”

ACIR’s new address is 1421 Cantillon Boulevard, Mays Landing, NJ 08330. The company phone number remains the same: (609) 677-5500).

For more information, visit www.ACIRpro.com.

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MIX ENGINEER ARIEL BORUJOW EXPANDS HIS METRIC HALO PALETTE TO INCLUDE THE PRODUCTION BUNDLE

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 2013: Ariel Borujow is chief engineer at New York City’s Stadiumred studios (www.stadiumred.com) and a multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated mix engineer who has worked with artist and producers such as Kanye West, Madonna, The Black Eyed Peas, P Diddy, J-Lo, Chiddy Bang, Just Blaze, and others. His success stems from his passion for audio, which makes his typical ten-hour day (clocked seven days a week) the key ingredient in a life well lived. Indeed, when we caught up with him, Borujow was happy to be getting back into that groove after being sick for a few weeks. “I didn’t know what to do with myself,” he laughed. “I was just stuck there, roaming around in my apartment, which is usually just a place to sleep at the end of a long day. I guess the upside is that I got to know my apartment better?” Now back in the studio, Borujow is finishing up projects with Modern Machines, Charlie Red, and Low Country Kingdom using the Metric Halo Production Bundle, which includes ChannelStrip 3, TransientControl, Multiband Expansion, Multiband Dynamics, Character, Precision DeEsser, and HaloVerb plug-ins.

Modern Machines (www.facebook.com/ModernMachines) is a pair of New York City producers who are making some of the most engaging and danceable electronic dance music on the planet, and Borujow recently mixed their single, “We Are the Night.” “They come from an engineering background, so the tracks sounded good coming in,” he said. “Nevertheless, they gave it some grit on purpose, and the challenge was to keep that feel while making sure the music would still translate effectively at a dance club.”

Borujow was a longtime user of Metric Halo’s ChannelStrip 2, and he’s pleased that ChannelStrip 3 retains the same “out-of-the-box sound” while adding features that make it even more functional and flexible. “The size is great and the interface is even more intuitive, but the most exciting improvement is the incorporation of a spectrum analyzer,” he said. “It’s a big deal and it’s on almost all of the Production Bundle plug-ins.” As with all of his mixes, Modern Machines benefitted from plenty of ChannelStrip 3. For the all-important kick drum, he used ChannelStrip 3 to dial in the right timbre and dynamics and then used TransientControl to punch it up. “I’ve used other manufacturers’ transient plug-ins,” Borujow said, “but Metric Halo has given TransientControl something that is noticeably better, but in a subtle and interesting way. I can’t exactly put my finger on it, but there’s no doubt that it really improves the dynamics without over-processing them.”

Borujow is using a slightly different part of his brain to mix Charlie Red [www.wearecharliered.com], a duo that fuses hip-hop, blues, and rock to come up with a very unique style. The music is all live instruments and the band recorded the tracks at home. “These guys are real artists and they go by feel,” Borujow said. “All of the tracks are masterfully performed, but some of the technical stuff needed polishing.” Again, he used TransientControl to add shape and dynamics to the drums, and ChannelStrip 3 found use everywhere. The tracks were also noisy at times and Borujow used the Multiband Expander to carve out the noise. The very accurate spectrum analysis feature allowed him to zero in and position the bands for maximum effect.

Because Charlie Red’s recordings weren’t made in a purpose-built live room there was a certain “boxiness” to the recordings. Rather than EQ out the room mode frequencies, Borujow used Multiband Dynamics to carve them out dynamically. “Again, the spectrum analyzer was a tremendous help,” he said. “To lessen that boxy sound, Multiband Dynamics is preferable to EQ because EQ tends to lose something. Multiband Dynamics leaves the life in the recording. It’s a much more pleasing solution. Metric Halo’s version sounds great and is quick and easy to work with.”

With another “this meets that” description, Borujow finds Low Country Kingdom (www.lowcountrykingdom.com) at the intersection of Gorillaz meets the Beastie Boys. “These guys are just super musical! They produced all the music in Logic and sent me the stems,” he said. “To give it more of a ‘sound,’ I used Character. I especially like the ‘American Solid State’ algorithm. It’s subtle and not overboard, and it doesn’t sound digital. It sounds authentic. It’s been a go-to plug-in and setting for me lately. It’s all over the Low Country Kingdom album.” He also used the Precision DeEsser quite a lot. “I use it a lot of the time for vocals, sure, but I use it for a lot of other instruments as well,” he explained. “For example, the Low Country Kingdom snare sound was a little too bright at times. Rather than EQ it out, which kills those frequencies even when they’re not annoying, the Precision DeEsser allows me to keep them down only when they’re too much. I put the TransientControl behind it, and the snare sounded awesome.”

All three projects benefitted in roughly equal degrees by Borujow’s newfound access to HaloVerb. “I’m a huge fan of the ‘Sizzly Plate’ preset,” he said. “I find that as I get older, I use reverb as much as I used to, but I want to hear it at the front of the mix less and less. It’s more effective as a subconscious thing – an element that puts instruments in a common space. I don’t want to hear it, I want to feel it.” He used HaloVerb for Modern Machines’ synths, Charlie Red’s guitars and drums, and Low Country Kingdom’s vocals.

ABOUT METRIC HALO Now based in the sunny city of Safety Harbor, Florida, Metric Halo provides the world with high-resolution metering, analysis, recording and processing solutions with award-winning software and future-proof hardware.

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METRIC HALO ANNOUNCES IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY OF MIO CONSOLE 5.6

SAFETY HARBOR, FLORIDA – AUGUST 2013: Metric Halo announces the immediate availability of MIO Console v.5.6, a free software upgrade for all users of the Mobile I/O family of audio interfaces, including the award-winning 2882, ULN-2, LIO-8 and ULN-8. Version5.6 includes the following new features: I/O inserts for accessing external hardware from within the MIO Mixer, ConsoleSync hardware/software synchronization technology, AAX ConsoleConnect plug-in for compatibility with Pro Tools 11, saving of system boot states and support for EuCon 3.0. In addition to these new features, v.5.6 continues to improve stability and compatibility with current and future versions of Mac OS X.

ConsoleSync is a unique enhancement to the Mobile I/O family that benefits both new and experienced users. ConsoleSync allows MIO Console to read the complete state of any attached hardware seamlessly, automatically and without any disruption of running audio. ConsoleSync auto loads the mixer configuration, complex signal processing chains, Monitor Controller settings, analog I/O configuration and even window layout from the hardware.

With ConsoleSync, new users will experience a dramatically reduced learning curve for accessing the power of MIO Console. Experienced users will value the ability to have MIO Console re-connect to the hardware with exact recall of the current hardware state and no disruption of audio. For live sound and monitoring applications this allows the user to disconnect and re-connect the computer or quit and launch MIO Console without being concerned about introducing dropouts to ongoing primary and backup recordings or to the monitoring paths for talent.

I/O inserts streamline the use of external analog and digital processors within the MIO mixer. This new feature also allows inserting processors that are hosted on the computer directly within the signal flow of the MIO low-latency hardware mixer. This enables the use of host-based reverbs and delays with greatly simplified routing.

This free upgrade continues the Metric Halo tradition of adding value to the Mobile I/O platform as well as enhancing the product for new users. A 30-day money-back guarantee backs Metric Halo’s hardware products so you can try them out in your studio with no risk. All products in the Mobile I/O family are discounted during the Metric Halo 2013 Summer Sale, which runs until September 15, 2013.

Free download from http://mhsecure.com/metric_halo/support/downloads.html

ABOUT METRIC HALO Now based in the sunny city of Safety Harbor, Florida, Metric Halo provides the world with high-resolution metering, analysis, recording and processing solutions with award-winning software and future-proof hardware.

www.mhlabs.com

Belkin Earns Double Honors from K-12 TechDecisions for Optimizing Use of Mobile Technology in the Classroom

Store and Charge, and Air Protect Case for iPad Are Recognized by TechDecisions at ISTE 2013 for Helping Educators Manage BYOD/1:1 Devices    

Belkin today announced that two of its recently announced products for education – the Belkin Store and Charge and the Belkin Air Protect Case for iPad – were named by K-12 TechDecisions as two of the Best Edtech Tools for Your BYOD or 1-1 Classroom at ISTE 2013, which took place in San Antonio last week. K-12 TechDecisions included both products in its round-up of 13 tools from the ISTE show floor that can help students manage their devices to stay focused and on track. The Store and Charge helps students optimize digital learning by keeping tablets, laptops, and e-readers organized, available, fully charged, and ready for classroom use. The Air Protect Case offers an ultra-protective, dropped tested, closed-cell foam enclosure for transporting iPads safely in school settings.

The 13 products awarded honors for BYOD or 1-1 learning initiatives were selected for their effectiveness at helping manage devices in the classroom, monitor how students use the devices, or aid in charging and updating the devices simultaneously. More than 18,000 educators and industry reps worldwide participated in ISTE 2013, which featured products that included tablets, mobile device management tools, tablet accessories, and other tools for K-12 education. Many of the products were designed to leverage the use of mobile learning initiatives in the classroom.

The Belkin Store and Charge was recognized for offering a functional and affordable mobile device management solution that provides K-12 customers the ability to store and charge up to 10 devices simultaneously. The station can also store and charge different types of devices at the same time – each with its own charging cable or adapter – without interfering with wireless syncing. The Store and Charge accommodates BYOD environments by using the mobile devices’ own charging cable or adapter to power the device.

The Belkin Air Protect Case for iPad was selected as a best edtech tool for using the same high-grade material that is found in shock-absorbing running shoe insoles and protective athletic shin-guards. The Air Protect Case has been military tested with validated performance to MIL-STD-810G Shock/Drop specifications by a third-party test laboratory. The thin profile fits in most charging carts and is designed for quick, hassle-free assembly, allowing for easy classroom deployments.

“We are extremely pleased to have received this recognition at ISTE 2013 from K-12 TechDecisions,” said Jon Roepke, senior product manager, Business Division, Belkin International. “K-12 environments can be unpredictable, with students frequently subjecting their devices to less than ideal conditions. So it’s important to have a reliable device management solution, and protect their investment with a case that can withstand the daily wear and tear of an education environment. We designed the Store and Charge and the Air Protect Case for iPad so that students’ learning experience can be easier and more fulfilling. Being honored as one of the 13 Best Edtech Tools for BYOD or 1-1 Classroom at ISTE 2013 is a testament to the care and dedication we put into understanding classroom technology challenges.”

The Store and Charge and Air Protect Case for iPad are among Belkin’s latest solutions designed to serve the growing needs of school districts and educators, both in and beyond the classroom. For more information, please visit: http://belkinbusiness.com/education. 

Tweet this: @belkinbusiness for education – Belkin Products Are Recognized by K-12 TechDecisions for Helping Educators Manage BYOD/1-1 Devices

About Belkin Business

Belkin Business, a division of Belkin International, offers technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments. A proven technology leader for more than 30 years, organizations worldwide trust Belkin for its unwavering commitment to product quality, and expertise in creating solutions designed to address customer requirements in business, government and education. With a global supply chain and broad provider network, Belkin commands a purchasing power that delivers greater value and unparalleled execution advantages to customers. The company’s line of commercial products are available through Belkin’s global network of distributors and resellers. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, the company is represented in more than 25 countries and can be found on the Web at http://www.belkin.com/us/business/enterprise.

Tags: education technology, classroom technology, education apps, K-12 technology, iPad case, mobile device management 

Belkin Wins Gold in Tech Awards Circle

Belkin Tablet Stage and Stage App Selected Among Top Technology Products for 2013 

Belkin, a trusted leader of technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure and mobile environments, announced today that its Tablet Stage and Stage App solution was selected for a gold award by the 2013 Tech Awards Circle in the Midrange Hardware category. Winners were selected by an independent circle of publication reviewers/journalists from nominations based on a broad range of achievements – from product and technology innovations to talented executive leadership and engineering innovators.

“Belkin was rated among the ‘best of the best’ for true industry excellence and innovation to be a winner of the Tech Awards Circle finalists,” said Kevin Anderson, awards program coordinator.

“Our judges were impressed with the level of submissions from all the vendors entering this year’s competition, so to be named a winner of this prestigious award is a testament to the quality and innovation shown by the winners in the high tech community. We wish them continued success and look forward to them defending their title during the next awards period.”

“Taking the gold award for our Tablet Stage and Stage App is very rewarding for us,” said Jon Roepke, senior product manager, Business Division, Belkin International. “Technology advancement in the classroom is thriving and we are proud to have a product that meets the needs of students and teachers alike.”

The Belkin Tablet Stage and Stage App solution reduces the expense of outfitting a digital classroom. By displacing expensive and cumbersome technology such as document cameras and interactive whiteboards, the Stage App engages audiences with real-time video feed without the high cost. For easier in-classroom use, educators can pair the Stage App with the Belkin Tablet Stage – an ergonomic stand for tablets that makes classroom presentations easy to deliver. Tablet Stage securely holds tablets in place for effortless document projection and convenient use.

For a video demonstration visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FxbA4z24Og.

Tablet Stage and Stage App press release: http://belkinbusiness.com/sites/default/files/08. Belkin Stage App %26 Stand 2.5.13_FINAL%5B1%5D_OPT_0.pdf.

Tweet This: @belkinbusiness takes home gold in @TechAwardsCircle for its #Tablet Stage and Stage App

About Tech Awards Circle
Tech Awards Circle was established this year to truly honor the ‘best of the best’ in technology. Tech Awards Circle is not affiliated with an analyst firm or a media company, both of which are directly supported by tech vendors through consulting relationships or advertising sales, so it is uniquely unbiased and immune to conflicts of interest. Entries are judged by an independent circle of journalists, including product reviewers, each with at least a decade of experience covering technology from consumer electronics to enterprise-class computing. To prevent these judges from being unduly influenced by vendors, they have agreed to remain anonymous. For more information or to be added to the mailing list please visit www.techawardscircle.com. 

About Belkin Business

Belkin Business, a division of Belkin International, offers technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments. A proven technology leader for more than 30 years, organizations worldwide trust Belkin for its unwavering commitment to product quality, and expertise in creating solutions designed to address customer requirements in business, government, and education. With a global supply chain and broad provider network, Belkin commands a purchasing power that delivers greater value and unparalleled execution advantages to customers. The company’s line of commercial products are available through Belkin’s global network of distributors and resellers. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, the company is represented in more than 25 countries and can be found on the Web at http://www.belkinbusiness.com.

Tags: classroom technology, K-12 technology, education technology, mobile computing, mobile computing solutions, iPad, iPad projector, tablet, tablet stands, tablet presentations

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Belkin Introduces Air Protect™ Case to Provide Reliable, Cart-Compatible iPad Protection for Students

Technology Leader Also Announces General Availability of Its Store and Charge
Mobile Device Management System, and Tablet Stage and Stage App for Classroom Collaboration
 

Belkin, a trusted leader of technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure and mobile environments, announced today the introduction of its newest product for the education market, the Belkin Air Protect™ Case for iPads. The Belkin Air Protect Case uses ultra-protective, closed-cell foam that dissipates and absorbs shock to provide reliable, cart-compatible iPad protection without unnecessary bulk or weight. 

Apple iPads are important, effective learning tools in many modern classrooms that often represent a significant investment of limited school resources. Transporting iPads between classrooms, added to the daily wear and tear by enthusiastic students, puts the devices at risk. The Belkin Air Protect Case offers a practical, affordable solution that provides complete coverage for the edges, bezel, and back of the iPad, effectively protecting it from bumps and short drops. The Air Protect Case passed U.S. Military Drop Testing requirements*.

The new case is available in two sizes for the iPad 2/3/4, and the iPad Mini. It is also available in three colors: black, green, and blue. Other key features of the Belkin Air Protect Case include:

  • Lightweight and ultra-protective
  • Closed-cell foam and innovative air pocket design
  • Full edge, bezel, and back coverage
  • Hassle-free assembly, perfect for large iPad deployments
  • Open ports and buttons facilitate easy device management and usability
  • Front-facing speaker channel directs sound toward the user, not the back of the iPad

“The Belkin Air Protect Case uses the same lightweight, high-grade material that is found in shock-absorbing running shoe in-soles and protective athletic helmets,” said Jon Roepke, senior product manager, Business Division, Belkin International. “The kid-friendly, ergonomic design is comfortable for small hands, and the thin profile fits most charging carts. It’s the perfect way to optimize technology in the classroom while protecting the school’s iPad investment.”

For a video demonstration of the Belkin Air Protect Case, visit: http://youtu.be/5NMdlUeITdI.

General Availability of Belkin Store and Charge, Tablet Stage and Stage App

In addition to the new case, Belkin also announced the general availability of its recently announced Store and Charge mobile device management system for K-12 education environments, and Tablet Stage and Stage App that combines the convenience of a document camera with the power of an interactive whiteboard. Store and Charge offers an elegant, accessible, and affordable mobile device management solution designed to optimize digital learning. With the ability to store and charge up 10 devices simultaneously, the station makes it easy to keep tablets, thin and light laptops, and e-readers organized, available, fully charged, and ready for classroom use.

The Belkin Stage App for iPad enables educators to sketch and annotate over live video for engaging tutorials. The Tablet Stage is an ergonomic stand for tablets that makes classroom presentations easy to deliver. The result is cost-effective, connected learning that boosts student success.

Tweet this: @belkinbusiness Unveils Air Protect #iPadCase for Reliable, Cart-compatible Protection

About Belkin Business

Belkin Business, a division of Belkin International, offers technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments. A proven technology leader for more than 30 years, organizations worldwide trust Belkin for its unwavering commitment to product quality, and expertise in creating solutions designed to address customer requirements in business, government, and education. With a global supply chain and broad provider network, Belkin commands a purchasing power that delivers greater value and unparalleled execution advantages to customers. The company’s line of commercial products are available through Belkin’s global network of distributors and resellers. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, the company is represented in more than 25 countries and can be found on the Web at http://www.belkinbusiness.com.

Tags: iPad, iPad case, classroom technology, K-12 technology, education technology, mobile computing, mobile computing solutions

*Independently tested to meet the conditions outlined in the U.S. Department of Defense MIL STD 810G, Method 516-6, Procedure IV – transit drop.

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Yamaha CL5 Struts Its Stuff with Charbonneau on The Offspring Live Recording

BUENA PARK, Calif.— The Offspring is an American punk rock band from Orange County, California, formed in 1984. Recently, the band asked engineer Ian Charbonneau to record and mix an upcoming web release. The recording took place in Warsaw, Poland at the Orange Warsaw Festival held at Narodowy Stadium. Charbonneau has worked with the band for the past five years, recording and mixing live TV, Webcast or Radio broadcast they may do Internationally. His last name may sound familiar, as he is the son of LeMobile Remote Recording Studio owner, and mix engineer, Guy Charbonneau. The younger Charbonneau also works on LeMobile’s Le-Fly-Pak system that utilizes a Yamaha DM2000 digital audio console for live broadcast mixing.

“Doing live projects on the road is always a lot of fun and can be very challenging, not necessarily knowing which console and set up I will have to work with. It is always different. A big part of the challenge comes from the very little prepping time and often without any sound check, you just got to nail it”, states the younger Charbonneau. “In the last few years, I’ve expended my own business in consulting, recording and mixing for artists, managements and labels when doing live TV, webcast or broadcast appearances around the globe. It gives both artists and production teams great assurance that someone is looking out for them. As most know, when doing live projects, there’s only one chance of getting things right. I was excited when I found out for this particular project, I would have the opportunity to use the new Yamaha CL5 digital audio console.”

The Poland set up consisted of two consoles, the CL5 used as the main console and a Yamaha DM2000 for backup purposes, all recorded via Nuendo Live. “I chose to try out the new CL5 even though I’m very familiar with the DM2000. I was quite pleased with how easy it was to get around this console,” says Charbonneau. “Very simple and logical layout, I find some digital console today seem to have lost their logic with too many places to do the same things, busy layouts or too many menus and layers like trying to please everyone. It is often too easy to get lost or make mistakes. The CL5 seemed to have been very well thought out.

As for sound, Charbonneau said he was also happy with what he heard. “It was really responsive; I learned over the years working with our DM2000 and other digital consoles that you often have to exaggerate a little when EQing and compressing. The CL5 seemed more natural. I was also impressed on the integration of Nuendo Live; it worked flawlessly. The Dante networking and Rio rack did great. I would be curious to try a CL5 with Le Mobile’s Fly-Pak. Great job on the new console, Yamaha!”

For more information on Ian Charbonneau, visit http://www.ian-c.com.

For more information on LeMobile Remote Recording Studio and Le-Fly-Pak, visit http://www.lemobile.com.

For more information on the Yamaha CL digital console series, visit http://www.yamahaca.com.

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PHOTO ID: Photo 1: L to R: Ian Charbonneau and PogoArt engineer Wojtek Igielski

Photo 2: Narodowy Stadium

About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Celebrating 125 years of Passion and Performance, and 25 years in the manufacturer of high quality digital audio consoles, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of integrated professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the broadcast, sound reinforcement/installed sound, touring, commercial recording, and post production markets. With the addition of NEXO to the product line, the company remains the official U.S. and Canadian distributor for all NEXO speaker models. YCAS offers comprehensive in-house and field product training for its customers, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.

Christie Launches Its First Mobile App: Christie InControl

Christie® unveils the Christie InControl™ projector mobile app for applicable iOS devices at InfoComm 2013 this week. Christie InControl is aimed at rental & staging customers using Christie 3-chip DLP® M Series and J Series projectors in various applications including trade shows, live events and projection mapping. Fixed installation applications such as classrooms and boardrooms, houses of worship, government facilities and museums will also enjoy the convenience of controlling the projector wirelessly.

The Christie InControl™ App provides a responsive user interface to commonly used projector functionality such as; power on/off, shutter control, test pattern selection, and lens zoom and focus, in addition to more advanced projector functionality like 2D keystone and color management.

“Christie InControl gives users fingertip projector management of single or multiple projectors from their personal iPad, iPod or iPhone device over Wi-Fi” said Joel St-Denis, value add product manager, Christie. “Users can scan for available projectors on their local Wi-Fi network to add them to a group, or to manually type in the IP address of the desired projector. The App based Wi-Fi control provides a flexible alternative to infrared projector remotes, which can sometimes be out of range or misplaced.”

Benefits of Christie InControl™ Projector App

 All key projector information grouped into single area for simple review.
 Easy interaction and control of Christie 3-chip DLP® M Series and J Series projectors.
 Scan for available projectors on the local Wi-Fi network to add them to a group, or manually type in the IP address of the desired projector.
 Main Control interface groups all key commands on one page, allows for fast changes when needed.
 Ability to adjust zoom, focus or lens position from anywhere within Wi-Fi range, providing easier setup in large staging environments.
 Dedicated user interface for complete control over zoom, focus and lens offset. Position can be adjusted via joystick type interface or by entering specific x/y values.
 Easy group access and ability to create and save projector groups for multi projector control.
 Adjust color temperature and color drive level with immediate results on screen.
 Enable single or dual lamp mode where applicable and adjust lamp power level as needed.
 Four Corner 2D keystone control.
 Adjust image size, vertical stretch, horizontal/vertical position, pixel tack/phase and blanking.
 Provides simple slider based interface to adjust key image settings at the touch of a finger.
 Adjust power settings easily to meet requirements of a specific venue or permanent installation.
 Christie InControl is supported on iOS version 5.1 (and higher) enabled devices including iPad, iPhone or iPod.

“With the Christie InControl projector app, Christie continues to improve the end-user experience by offering this high quality app, which further strengthens the Christie Value Add portfolio.” concluded St-Denis.

Christie InControl will be available globally as a FREE download from the Apple App Store later this month.

Belkin Releases USB 3.0 Dual Video Docking Stands for Ultrabooks and Windows 8 Tablets

Designed for Mixed Platforms and Multiple Users, Two New Docking Stands Bring
Enterprise-level Productivity to Mobile Computing

COMPUTEX TAIPEI, Taipei, Taiwan Belkin, a trusted leader of technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure and mobile environments, today announced the release of two new docking stands: a Dual Video Docking Stand for Windows 8 tablets and Dual Video Docking Stand for Ultrabooks, making mobile computing easier and more productive for business users. The stands, which leverage DisplayLink® technology, allow users to turn an Ultrabook or Windows 8 tablet into a full-function desktop with a single plug-and-display USB 3.0 cable. Belkin will showcase the docking stands and other mobile computing solutions at COMPUTEX TAIPEI in Taiwan, June 4-8. 

“Greater mobility and the need for an improved user experience are increasingly important to organizations that care about worker productivity and its impact on overall efficiency,” said J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D., principal analyst, Mobile Trax. “Belkin has developed an interesting set of docking stands that really optimize the functionality of Ultrabooks, and particularly Windows8 Tablets, in the business  environment. This is a great step forward for mobile computing at the enterprise level.”

The new docking stands are designed to provide versatility to accommodate mixed platforms and multiple users, including visiting professionals, contractors and ‘hot desk’ environments. Because it allows easy access to multiple peripherals, users can configure their workstations based on their preferences.

Key features of the USB 3.0 Dual Video Docking Stands include:

  • Extra ports to deliver multiplied connectivity to keyboard, mouse, printer, network and more
  • Improved productivity with the ability to connect to one or two external high resolution displays
  • Optimized workspace with built-in Ethernet, display and USB ports as well as integrated cable management to keep clutter and desktop accessories organized 

The Windows 8 docking stand is compatible with all Windows 8 tablets based on Atom and Intel core-i based mobile processors. The Ultrabook stand supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. Neither stand is compatible with Windows 8 RT.

“Laptop and tablet users often do without the advantages of external monitors, full-size keyboards and other desktop peripherals because of the hassle involved in connecting, disconnecting and reconnecting every device, every time they leave their desk or return to it,” said, Timothy North, global product manager of Belkin Business, a division of Belkin International. “These docking stands offer the best of two worlds—the freedom and convenience of mobility with the comfort and functionality of a fully equipped office, finally enabling mobile computing with enterprise-level productivity.”

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Belkin USB 3.0 docking stands are available immediately, and will be demonstrated at COMPUTEX TAIPEI in Taiwan, June 4-8. To arrange a meeting with Belkin contact denise.nelson@ventanapr.com. 

Belkin delivers products and customer-driven solutions to support the technology needs of business and mobile computing, as well as every essential accessory and peripheral device to provide a complete, efficient, productive workstation that meets the demands of business use. For more information visit: Belkin Business.

Tweet this: @belkinbusiness Releases USB 3.0 Dual Video Docking Stands for #Ultrabooks and #Windows8Tablets, Making #MobileComputing More Productive 

About Belkin Business

Belkin Business, a division of Belkin International, offers technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments. A proven technology leader for more than 30 years, organizations worldwide trust Belkin for its unwavering commitment to product quality, and expertise in creating solutions designed to address customer requirements in business, government, and education. With a global supply chain and broad provider network, Belkin commands a purchasing power that delivers greater value and unparalleled execution advantages to customers. The company’s line of commercial products are available through Belkin’s global network of distributors and resellers. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, the company is represented in more than 25 countries and can be found on the Web at http://www.belkinbusiness.com. 

Tags: Ultrabook, Windows 8 tablet, tablet PCs, docking stations, USB 3.0, connectivity, mobile computing, mobile computing solutions

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TouchLink for iPad Now Available

Extron TouchLink for iPadWe are pleased to announce the immediate availability of TouchLink® for iPad, an easy-to-use AV control system app designed for the Apple iPad. TouchLink for iPad provides users with an additional point of control for rooms equipped with any TouchLink touchpanel. The app is compatible with projects created using Global Configurator 3.5, which is also available now. With this app, presenters can wirelessly control their AV system using a Wi-Fi network, allowing them the freedom to move around the room, or even between rooms. Each button press is tracked in real time between the app and the touchpanel, so that both stay in sync. TouchLink for iPad requires no additional GUI configuration, as it emulates the interface of the existing touchpanel. TouchLink for iPad is available for download now on the App Store.

“TouchLink for iPad brings all of the functionality and ease-of-use of our TouchLink touchpanels to the iPad,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “Features such as Demo Mode, Auto-Reconnect, and Global Configurator 3.5 compatibility, make TouchLink for iPad a very powerful and flexible app.”

TouchLink for iPad is compatible with all current versions of the iPad, including the iPad mini. To safeguard against theft in high traffic environments, the Extron TLM 100T, secure mounting enclosure can secure most iPads to a tabletop, wall, or other flat surface. For more information on TouchLink for iPad, please contact your Extron Customer Support Representative.

To view a product video and for more information, please visit www.extron.com/touchlinkforipadpr.

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