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Premium Wire Brand ICE Cable Systems Now Delivering Pre-Terminated & Field-Terminable HDMI Cables

Pre-terminated Clear Series 2 line features an ultra-compact head design, GRIP lock technology with up to 15-lbs. of pull-force and transmits 1080P/60 HZ signals up to 30 meters without extenders

New field-terminable line is capable of sending HDMI up to 24 meters (with extender) that, along with a full assortment of accessories, makes for easy setup and testing on the jobsite

ICE Cable logo_webLos Angeles, CA – January 27, 2015 – ICE Cable Systems (ISE 2015, stand 2-E40) has a robust assortment of premium HDMI solutions in both pre-terminated and field-terminable varieties to satisfy the many in-room and in-wall HDMI connectivity needs of integrators.

Pre-Terminated
ICE Cable’s Clear Series 2 HDMI line incorporates a compact head design with a GRIP lock connector that provides up to 15 lbs. of pull-force. An active chipset and proprietary premium cable design make possible transmission of 1080P/60 HZ up to 30 meters without extenders. Available in lengths from .5 meter to 30 meters (and in black or white), the cables are pre-cut and terminated.

ICE Cable Systems full suite of HDMI solutions saves integrators time and money

ICE Cable Systems full suite of HDMI solutions saves integrators time and money

Field-Terminable
With in-wall installation in mind, ICE Cable is also now delivering field-terminable HDMI wire, connectors and accessories. A patent-pending internal locking head, along with unique internal ribbon cable and round jacket designs make for fast connection and easy pulling. The product is capable of sending HDMI signals up to 24 meters (with extender). To provide the utmost in confidence, also available are a crimp tool and a tester.

Founded in 2004 and based in Los Angeles, California, ICE Cable has steadily established itself as a provider of premium, innovative wire and cable solutions. The company serves the custom residential, alarm, commercial, electrical contracting and data center channels globally. For safety, all of the company’s HDMI products are UL and c(UL) listed.

ICE Cable Systems has more than 50 active distributors around the world selling its products. Integrators can locate distributors in their area by calling ICE Cable at 310.444.1950 or visiting http://www.icecable.com/where-to-buy/.

About ICE Cable Systems
Founded in 2004 by president Brian Rizzo, ICE Cable Systems is a leading manufacturer of premium low-voltage wire and cable products serving the Audio Video, Alarm and Security, Commercial, Electrical Contracting and Data Center channels. The company’s products are available to integrators both directly and through more than 50 distributors in North America and internationally. ICE Cable’s success is driven by ingenuity and its desire to make superior products that offer more value to installers. www.icecable.com

Extron Introduces New H.264 Streaming Media Player and Decoder

Extron SMD 202Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the SMD 202, the latest addition to the company’s H.264 Streaming AV product line. The SMD 202 is a compact, high performance media player and live stream decoder used in H.264 streaming applications. It provides the flexibility to present the signal from a locally connected AV device, decode a live streaming source, or play back media files from internal memory, removable SD card, local USB, or network storage. The SMD 202 supports a wide range of container formats and streaming protocols, making it adaptable for use with a variety of encoded media. Advanced signal processing, scaling, and aspect ratio management supply high quality signals to AV displays. more

RTI’s New Control System Kit Delivers Simplicity and Convenience at an Attractive Price

New Kit Includes Dynamic Duo of RTiPanel App and T2i Remote

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Jan. 26, 2015 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced the availability of a new comprehensive control system kit. The company’s latest packaged offering contains the award-winning RTiPanel app, complemented by the sleek T2i remote control, and utilizes the RP-4 control processor for powerful one-way control over A/V systems and other electronics. more

Martin Audio Offers EASE Sound Design Support For MLA

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Martin Audio has announced support for installers and sound designers with the provision of specific GLL files for designs using MLA, MLA Compact or MLA Mini in an EASE model.

Andy Davies, head of the Product Support Group for Martin Audio said, “The increasing demand for Multi-cellular technology in an installation environment has driven this development as an initial in-house solution; however, we are also working towards making this a simple addition to future iterations of our free-to-own Display software.”

For the time being, in order for Martin Audio to supply a GLL file all that is required is an EASE ‘packed’ project file of the venue showing the array location points, together with the appropriate Display2 file for the venue. Davies continues, “We can then extract the necessary data from the Display2 file and, via additional software, generate the specific GLL; this will include the inter-cabinet and array tilt angles, together with all the associated filter coefficients generated within Display2 to meet the set objective targets. It will also incorporate the appropriate Case Data for a visual representation of the proposed array within the EASE model.”

The GLL will then be inserted into the EASE model at the predefined location points and the coverage prediction checked to coincide with the Display2 output. The EASE model will then be ‘packed’ and returned to the installer or designer. Should any anomalies in coverage be discovered, or any circumstances arise where it is felt that improvements to the overall performance of the system could be achieved, then this will be advised when returning the EASE project.

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All three MLA models have seen success in permanent installs, from nightclubs, such as the Marquee in Sydney Australia, to theaters like Bochum’s Stadionring in Germany, or auditoriums such as George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium, to houses of worship like Redemption Church in Arizona and IDC Church in Chicago, USA. The success has been driven not just from the musicality of the systems, but their ability to better control SPL profile, smoothness of coverage, and provide ‘Hard Avoid’ on stage or problem surfaces.

Summing up, Davies said, “By providing additional support to installers and sound designers we hope it will be possible for them to win more contracts and to further showcase the benefits of our MLA technology.”

For more about Martin Audio, please click to www.martin-audio.com.

About Martin Audio®
Founded by audio engineer David Martin in 1971, Martin Audio pioneered the use of all-horn-loaded bass designs in world-class touring loudspeaker systems for groups such as Pink Floyd, ELP and Supertramp. Located outside of London, Martin Audio now embodies a sophisticated mix of acoustic design, research, mathematical modeling and software engineering for a wide range of products in the installation, cinema and touring sound markets.

New Mackie iP Series Loudspeakers Designed Exclusively for Install

Performance-driven passive speaker line delivers features contractors need and performance customers expect

 ANAHEIM, CA, USA – JANUARY 22, 2015 – Mackie today introduces an all-new loudspeaker line specifically designed for installs seeking rich, articulate full-bandwidth response in a sleek compact design – iP Series Install Performance Loudspeakers.

“We are extremely excited to deliver a professional Mackie solution for the install market,” commented John Boudreau, SVP Product Marketing. “iP speakers deliver stunning performance and have a clean look perfect for even the most aesthetically-demanding venues.”

The series includes three full-range models (10″, 12″ and 15″) and a companion 18″ subwoofer. The full-range iP-10, iP-12 and iP-15 feature 8 x M10 rigging points and a rotatable 90°x50° horn to support both vertical and horizontal rigging. A rotatable center logo allows for clean presentation in all configurations.

Sonically, premium components include high-output, custom-designed woofers with large voice coils to handle more power for maximum output and premium 1.4″ titanium diaphragm compression drivers for smooth, consistent high-frequency response. Plus, convenient features like a choice of either Neutrik® or terminal connections can simplify an install, saving time and cost. A selection of mounting accessories delivers additional placement flexibility. Available are both a ceiling and wall-mount bracket to meet the needs of nearly any install application. The optional SP260 2×6 Speaker Processor features presets specifically for iP loudspeaker for quick setup and flawless sonic performance.

“With the demanding needs of install applications, each and every detail is important,” remarked Boudreau. “From horizontal and vertical hangs, to low-profile wall and ceiling mount accessories plus a rotatable logo that presents well in any orientation, iP series is the perfect solution when the client is focused on the perfect aesthetic.”

An affordable install solution, Mackie iP Series loudspeakers meet the needs of a wide range of install applications including Houses-of-Worship, theaters, auditoriums, casinos, clubs and karaoke rooms.

The new iP Series Install Performance Loudspeakers are available for order now. The iP-10 will have a U.S. MSRP of $519.99. The iP-12 will have a U.S. MSRP of $669.99. The iP-15 will have a U.S. MSRP of $749.99. The iP-18S will have a U.S. MSRP of $879.99. Available accessories include the Mackie PA-A2 eyebolt kit ($47.99 U.S. MSRP), iP-CM100 ceiling mount ($99.99 U.S. MSRP)  and iP-WM100 wall mount ($99.99 U.S. MSRP). The SP260 speaker processor is sold separately with a U.S. MSRP of $629.99. For more information, visit www.mackie.com.

Hear the new iP Series during the 2015 Winter NAMM show at Mackie’s booth, upstairs in Demo Room 209A/B.

 

Extron Room Scheduling – Book a Room the Easy Way

Extron Room SchedulingExtron Electronics is pleased to introduce Room Scheduling, which combines easy-to-use Extron Room Agent setup software and TouchLink Pro touchpanels into a full-featured room scheduling system. While competitive devices rely on additional scheduling software or external processors, Room Agent ties TouchLink Pro touchpanels directly to Microsoft Exchange, delivering a convenient stand-alone room booking solution for any size application. Users can reserve rooms from any Exchange-connected device, including their mobile devices or from the touchpanel. Since Room Agent uses Extron’s popular 5” and 7” TouchLink Pro touchpanels, multiple mounting options are available, including on-wall, in-wall, as well as secure mounting to almost any flat surface, including glass or granite. more

ATC Presents the SCM45A Active 3-Way Reference Monitor at NAMM 2015

ATC_SCM45A_MonitorsLAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 2015: ATC, the English loudspeaker manufacturer led by Billy Woodman and renowned for building reference monitors that are unflinchingly truthful, is introducing the ATC SCM45A at NAMM 2015.

The SCM45A is a completely new design but shares many features with the highly-successful SCM25A. It fills a gap in ATC’s product range for a mid-size three-way that can be used in near- or mid-field positions, has high output and extended low frequency for its size but without compromising the overall balance for which ATC is so well known.

Like the SCM25A, the new SCM45A is an active three-way with an unprecedented linear response across the critical mid-range, as well as across the rest of the audible range. In contrast to the SCM25A, the SCM45A a second woofer for deeper bass response and increased SPL capability, as well as ATC’s new proprietary dual-suspension tweeter for increased resolution in the top-end. In addition, the SCM45A is physically symmetrical (not mirror imaged) and sized for placement on a meter bridge. The SCM45A is thus ideal as a center speaker between other SCM45A or ATC SCM50ASLs.

“Apart from the strategic fit of the SCM45A within the ATC product line, I must add that this new reference monitor offers stunning performance,” said Brad Lunde, president of TransAudio Group, ATC’s U.S. distributor “Price-wise, the SCM45A sits between the smaller SCM25A and the larger SCM50ASL. It includes ATC’s new tweeter and dual woofers, which improve both top-end and low-end performance. Reports trickling in from beta users suggest that the SCM45A’s transparency and feature set will make it a perfect fit in a variety of situations, from dedicated near-fields to larger multi-channel systems. There is every reason to believe it will be as popular as the SCM25A, and maybe even more so.”

The ATC SCM45A uses ATC’s new one-inch dual-suspension “Super” tweeter, the first to be designed and built by the company and the result of six years of research and design by Billy Woodman, managing director and Richard Newman, R&D engineer. The mid-range driver is ATC’s hand-built three-inch soft dome and two 6.5-inch bass drivers that deal with the lower frequencies. All of the drive units are powered by ATC’s proprietary active amp pack, a three-channel discrete MOSFET class A/B design with 150/60/25 for the bass/mid/HF respectively.

ABOUT TRANSAUDIO GROUP
TransAudio Group, founded by industry veteran Brad Lunde, has quickly become the premier U.S. importer/distributor and/or U.S. sales and marketing representative for high-end audio. Success hinges on TransAudio providing dealers and end users with a higher standard of product expertise and support far beyond the norm.

The ATC SCM45A monitors will be in stock and ready to ship February 1, 2015.
US MAP $11,490

www.transaudiogroup.com

STOP BY AND SEE US AT NAMM 2015 BOOTH #6945

HARMAN’s AKG Launches New Drum Set Session I Microphone Set For High Performance in the Studio and on Stage

AKG_DrumsetSession1-smallANAHEIM, California – Featuring a sensational price/performance ratio, the new HARMAN’s AKG Drum Set Session I is a high-performance microphone starter kit that contains everything to perfectly capture the sound of a complete drum set. By combining an array of its condenser and dynamic microphones, AKG is providing drummers with a versatile and compact pack of tools for recording and live performance.

Containing seven high-performance microphones from the Perception Live series, the Drum Set Session I contains one AKG P2 bass drum microphone, two P17 small-diaphragm microphones for overheads and four P4 microphones for toms and snares. The set is complete with all microphone clamps and stand adapters, and comes in a protective aluminum carrying case that is rugged and roadworthy.

To ensure peace of mind, the Perception Live microphones feature an indestructible metal casing, a rugged spring steel microphone grill, a scratch-resistant finish and gold plated XLR pins. As usual, these AKG microphones are suitable for high input and powerful sound during all applications.

The P4 microphone can handle SPL of up to 152dB and a variety of loud instruments without any distortion. The P2 takes care of the low end by providing a profound bass range for the kick drums, trombones and bass amps. Together, the dynamic duo provides the most neutral reproduction of the sound of instruments.

The P17 true condenser microphone is also able to support high SPL of up to 155dB, and delivers outstanding clarity with its lightweight diaphragm. Due to its transformerless electronics, it also provides a full dynamic range with minimal distortion.

Well-known studio and touring drummer Rick Latham, is already using the new Drum Set Session I, saying, “The Drum Set Session I is an amazing assortment of microphones that offers quality for any drummer, no matter what their skill level. The pack is always with me – in my studio, on the road or on stage.”

AKG Drum Set Session I – http://www.akg.com/pro/p/drumsetsessioni

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.

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HARMAN’s AKG K553PRO Studio Headphones Combine Closed-Back Performance and Open-Back Sound Quality

AKG_553PRO copyANAHEIM, California – Offering closed-back performance and open-back sound for monitoring, mixing and mastering, HARMAN’s AKG today introduced its K553 PRO closed-back studio headphones. The K553 PRO’s provides an optimal balance of noise-isolating qualities of closed-back headphones and the spacious, multi-dimensional sound of an open-back design.

The K553 PRO headphones feature 50mm drivers for a strong, yet accurate and distinguished bass response as needed for monitoring and mastering contemporary music. The extra-large soft ear pads and lightweight over-ear design ensure stress-free listening over several hours, while the 2D-axis mechanism enables full flat folding for easy storage and handling on the road.

With its low-impedance drivers, the K553 PRO is sensitive enough to also be used on laptops and mobile devices, so the soft high-quality cable is equipped with a 3.5mm (1/8”) plug. A screw-on adapter to 6.3mm (1/4”) is included.

“Regardless of environment, requirements for headphones remain constant: realistic, sophisticated sound reproduction and comfort,” said Philipp Schuster, Product Line Manager, Headphones, AKG. “The new K553 PRO offers these qualities and more, while also being extremely affordable!”

AKG K553 PRO – http://www.akg.com/pro/p/k553pro

More information on AKG’s products can be found on www.akg.com/pro

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014

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BenQ Ships RP840G Interactive 4K Ultra-High-Definition Flat-Panel Display

New 84-Inch Panel Brings 4K Resolution, 10-Point Multitouch Navigation, and QCast Device Sharing Software for Interactive and Digital Signage Applications

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Jan. 22, 2015 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today announced that it is now shipping its 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) RP840G flat-panel display. Ideal for connected classrooms and collaborative boardroom settings, as well as digital signage applications, the 84-inch multitouch panel provides an exceptional 10 interactive touch points, multi-PC touch control via USB, and QCast software to share content easily from any PC or WiFi(R)-enabled smart device. The newest addition to the 4K-display family significantly enhances the way students, teachers, or meeting participants collaborate and share dynamic content. more

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