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Kensington Unveils Industry’s Thinnest Security Lock Design for Ultrabooks and Tablets

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New MiniSaver™ Mobile Lock Features Patented Cleat™ Locking Design for BYOD Security Peace-of-Mind

LAS VEGAS, NV, January 6, 2015 – Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple. computing accessories, today announced the MiniSaver Mobile Lock, the industry’s thinnest security lock system with the Kensington mini security slot technologyfor use on ultra-thin mobile devices including Ultrabooks and tablets. Featuring a new patented Cleat locking design with an incomparably small attach point, the MiniSaver delivers professional-grade strength to resist pulls and tampering in a space that is as small as a micro USB connector or audio jack.

The new MiniSaver has been developed to address the increasing security needs of mobile-device users in the workplace. According to IDC, as many as 155 million smartphones and almost four million tablets will be leveraged for business purposes in 2014[1]. Further underscoring BYOD demand, as many as 53 percent of information workers today use three or more devices[2].

“Today’s increasingly mobile workforce is creating more demand than ever for ultra-thin devices and those devices need protection to prevent the mounting risk of theft and resulting data breaches,” said Judy Barker, Global Product Manager, Kensington. “The first-line-of-defense provided by physical security locks can stave off device theft and save businesses and their employees from the costly exposure of a data breach. With our revolutionary MiniSaver design, now protection is not only easy but sleek and convenient as well.”

The MiniSaver Mobile Lock is a highly versatile security solution for on-the-go professionals who use ultra-thin, lightweight devices and need protection in the office, or while working on the road and in public places. Key features include:

  • Cleat locking technology – featuring retracting “claws” which grab on to the internal sides of the security slot, the MiniSaver creates a strong connection between the device shell and the lock.
  • Off-body lock – using a groundbreaking design, the MiniSaver moves the main lock housing away from the device for improved flexibility which prevents interference with surrounding ports and jacks used for other accessories.
  • One-handed operation – A simple push-button action with a single hand can engage the lock securely inside the security slot.
  • Cut-resistant cable – An engineered carbon steel and protective plastic sheath give the MiniSaver the cut-resistance and theft-resistance of much thicker cables while delivering easier mobility.
  • Pivot and rotate cable – supporting a special hinge the MiniSaver creates great freedom of movement and eliminates awkward angles so that the key may be easily inserted.

“With the MiniSaver, Kensington is upping the game for physical security for even the thinnest of today’s mobile devices,” said Jan Solar, Worldwide Marketing and Portfolio Management, Lenovo. “By taking the company’s decades of security lock expertise and applying it to address the new demands of today’s thin, lightweight devices, Kensington is changing the shape of secure mobile computing.”

Kensington is the market leader in locking-slot specifications, locking technology and physical device locks. With more than 20 million security locks sold and integrated into over one billion notebooks, projectors and tablets since 1990, Kensington is the de facto standard in security slot technology. For more than 20 years, Kensington has delivered security products to businesses, large and small, including leading retailers, telecommunications companies, health providers and global financial institutions — as well as the technology manufacturers that supply them.

Over its history, Kensington has delivered security products that are compatible with nearly every major device manufacturer — including Dell®, HP®, Lenovo®, Toshiba®, and Samsung®. In fact, 95 percent of all business laptops, incorporate the Kensington Security Slot.

The MiniSaver Mobile Lock is available now with pricing starting at $59.99. For more information, visit: www.kensington.com/MiniSaver or see the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixo3QSkE1CM.

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Kensington, a leader in smart. safe. simple. computing accessories is the recognized industry standard trusted by enterprises around the world. Kensington’s mobile security product offerings include laptop and mobile security locks providing a new generation of front-line protection for mobile devices. In addition, Kensington offers accessories including power adapters, chargers, mice, keyboards, trackballs, universal docking stations, desktop accessories, carrying cases and iPad/iPhone/iPod accessories. Headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, Kensington is the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO), a world leader in branded office products, with products marketed in more than 100 countries across the globe. For more information, visit http://www.kensington.com or call Kensington toll-free at 1-800-235-6708.

Kensington, ClickSafe and MicroSaver are registered trademarks of ACCO Brands. SecureBack and smart. safe. simple. are trademarks of ACCO Brands. All other registered and unregistered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Covered by one or more of US Pat. No’s D661,975; D660,682 S; 8,042,366; D651,889;8,001,812; 7,997,106; 6,081,974; 6,317,936; 7,415,852.

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[1] “155 million smartphones to be used for BYOD in 2014: IDC,” The Times of India, June 3, 2014

[2] “Market Trends: Secure File Sharing and Collaboration in the Enterprise, Q1 2014,” Forrester Research, February 4, 2014

Kensington Launches Versatile, Convenient Keyboard and Mouse during CES 2015


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New KP400 Switchable Keyboard and Kensington Pro Fit Wired Windows 8 Mouse Deliver Rich Features and Usability for Mobile Users

LAS VEGAS, NV, January 6, 2015 – Today, at CES, Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple. computing accessories, today announced the KP400 Switchable Keyboard and Kensington Pro Fit® Wired Windows® 8 Mouse, two new versatile and convenient accessories in Kensington’s complete line up of solutions for the mobile user. The new Kensington mobile accessories will be on display at CES ShowStoppers table F15.

Employees and casual users alike are increasingly using multiple, mobile computing devices in the office and on the road to enhance business productivity and give them greater freedom in how they interact and do business. While the mobile experience is enriched, companies often struggle to provide an integrated computing solution when employees return to their main desk workstations. Kensington is enhancing the BYOD experience for customers with a new keyboard and mouse that adapts to multiple mobile devices for greater efficiency and ease of use in a multi-device environment.

  • KP400 Switchable Keyboard (K72322US), $69.99

Today’s users need to type on a variety of devices, from their Windows PC to tablets and smartphones, running on different operating systems such as Android or iOS. With the ability to alternate between wired and Bluetooth connectivity, the Kensington KP400 Switchable Keyboard lets office computer users work with a laptop, a tablet, or even a smartphone together so that they can take productivity to a new level. The keyboard is full-sized and includes a numeric keypad, providing a professional typing experience regardless of the device it’s used with.  The keyboard comes with standard Windows layout that users are already familiar with, so the user can install the keyboard with confidence to start using it, the way they want, right away.

For more information visit www.kensington.com/sku/K72322US.

  • Kensington Pro Fit Wired Windows 8 Mouse (K72323WW), $29.99

With Windows 8, users have a wide array of options when it comes to getting the most out of their operating system, combining touchscreen and input devices like no other. The Pro Fit® Wired Windows® 8 Mouse features a multi-function gesture button that lets users perform six specific actions that typically are accomplished with a finger swipe. The mouse has a high-definition 1800 DPI sensor that optically tracks hand movements for precision control. With two buttons and a scroll wheel, the comfortable, mobile design of the mouse is optimized for both right-handers and left-handers and offers Plug & Play installation.

For more information visit www.kensington.com/sku/K72323WW.

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Kensington, a leader in smart. safe. simple. computing accessories, is the recognized industry standard trusted by enterprises around the world. Kensington’s product offerings include laptop and mobile security locks providing a new generation of front-line protection for mobile devices. In addition, Kensington offers accessories including power adapters, chargers, mice, keyboards, trackballs, universal docking stations, desktop accessories, carrying cases and iPad/iPhone accessories. Headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, Kensington is the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO), a world leader in branded office products, with products marketed in more than 100 countries across the globe. For more information, visit www.kensington.com or call Kensington toll-free at 1-800-235-6708.

Kensington is a registered trademark of ACCO Brands. BlackBelt, SafeGrip, GummyGrip, TapLaunch, QuickFold, KeySense, PowerLift and smart. safe. simple. are trademarks of ACCO Brands. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc. All other registered and unregistered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

© 2014 Kensington Computer Products Group, a division of ACCO Brands. All rights reserved.

 

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Martin Audio MLA Takes the Stage At KROQ Christmas Show

Photo: Stephen Carr Photography

Photo: Stephen Carr Photography

KROQ’S 25th Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas show settled in at the recently remodeled L.A. Forum this year after leaving its main home at the Gibson Amphitheater, torn down in September of 2013, and briefly occupying the Shrine Auditorium last year.

According to Meegan Holmes, Executive Account and Project Manager at Delicate Productions who has done the show for 17 years, the newly upgraded Forum turned out to be “an awesome experience. The remodel included acoustic treatments that made for a tight dead space. That was already an amazing step in the right direction for any audio vendor,” Meegan added, “because the treatment practically eliminated the cavernous sound of your average sports arena.”

Featuring an eclectic lineup including No Doubt, Smashing Pumpkins, Imagine Dragons, Weezer, Tears for Fears, Modest Mouse, System of A Down, Bush and Incubus among others, Delicate took advantage of the improved acoustics in the Forum with a Martin Audio MLA loudspeaker system.

Photo: Stephen Carr Photography

Photo: Stephen Carr Photography

The actual setup included 14 Martin Audio MLA with 2 MLD (downfill) cabinets a side as the main hangs; 16 MLA Compact per side for side hangs; 9 MLX ground-stacked subs per side, and 6 W8LM cabinets for front fill.

Two identical FOH setups each included an Avid Profile 48-channel console and a DigiCo SD11 console, while the two identical Monitor setups employed an Avid Profile 48 channel console with 10 Martin Audio LE700 monitor wedges (stage) and 2 LE700’s (cue) along with a Martin Audio WS218X drum sub cabinet.

Tears for Fears - Stephen Carr Photography

Tears for Fears – Stephen Carr Photography

Evaluating the show, Meegan concluded, “Since we moved to an arena, KROQ wanted to create a different concert experience for their fans from years past. There was a thrust on the stage that led out to a 16′ by 16′ deck in the middle of the floor, so we used the DSP in the system to steer the energy of the MLA mains away from the thrust, making the engineers’ work less stressful when their artists walked downstage.

“Everyone remarked on the quality of sound, particularly the subs, that we provided at FOH. We received compliments from our competitors that attended the show as well.”

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.

Czech Republic’s Production 1 Makes the Move to HARMAN’s Soundcraft Vi3000 Digital Console

Scraft_Production1PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Production 1 is one of the Czech Republic’s busiest live sound companies, providing audio, video, lighting and staging for high-profile events like the Old Punx Tour 2014 at the Masters of Rock Café in Zlín, the Pilsner Fest 2014 in Pizen, The Faktor Fest 2014 concert on Sokol Island and many more. Recently, Production 1 added a HARMAN Soundcraft Vi3000 digital live sound console to its growing live sound inventory.

“We provide sound for a wide range of music festivals, corporate events and everything in between, and needed to upgrade to a console that would have the flexibility to accommodate any live sound rental situation,” said Stanislav Benes, co-owner and sound engineer at Production 1. “We already had two Soundcraft Vi1 consoles, which we purchased because their sound was superior to what we had owned previously, and our positive experience with the Vi1 made the acquisition of the Vi3000 a logical step up.” Benes was also drawn to the Vi1’s space-saving form factor and attractive pricing. Production 1 purchased the Vi3000 from Czech HARMAN Professional distributor Audio Master.

The Soundcraft Vi3000 offers a host of high-end features including a new ergonomic design, 96 channels to mix, new internal SpiderCore 40-bit floating point DSP, Dante compatibility and much more. The Soundcraft Vi3000 features a control surface with four Vistonics II™ touchscreen interfaces, making it the only console in its class that can be used by two engineers at the same time. The Vi3000 provides extensive connectivity and routing options and offers a host of built-in Lexicon reverb/delays, dbx compression and effects.
Once Production 1 started putting the Vi3000 through its paces, Production 1 realized it was exceeding expectations. “For us, sound quality is paramount and the Vi3000 is absolutely superlative in this regard,” Benes noted. “The mic preamps are exceptionally clean and have a great deal of headroom.”

Not only has the Vi3000 expanded the services Production 1 can offer to its clients, it’s now one of the most-wanted pieces of gear in the company’s rental stable. “This console has become a favorite not just to me, but also to many of the sound engineers of the bands we work with and other rental companies that love to rent it,” Benes noted. He notes that although it has extremely sophisticated capabilities it’s easy to operate, especially for experienced pros like him and the Production 1 staff. “As soon as you put your hands on it you can tell this is a board that was designed by people who know what live sound engineers want and need.”

Production 1 looks forward to continued growth in 2015, thanks in no small part to its new Soundcraft Vi3000 console. “In fact, we already know what our next equipment purchase is going to be,” Benes said. “Another Vi3000!”

For more information on Production 1, please visit www.production1.cz

For more information on Audio Master, please visit www.audiomaster.cz

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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D.A.S. LAUNCHES THE VANTEC SERIES OF PORTABLE SYSTEMS

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Valencia, Spain – NAMM Booth# 7101 (Arena)… D.A.S. launches the new Vantec series of portable systems. The Vantec series is comprised of 4 models available in both powered and passive configurations. The completely new series incorporates 12″, 15″ powered two-way systems, a double 15″ powered three-way system employing a “dual-band” configuration and a single 18″ powered subwoofer system. more

Lightware Unveils 4K Compatible TPS Wallplate Extenders with Remote Powering

wp_umx_tps_extendersLightware USA has announced the next stage of the development of the Lightware HDBaseT product line: the wallplate version of the UMX-TPS series, which will launch early 2015. They are the ideal solution for many small meeting and classroom applications or as part of a larger multi-room system when paired with a Lightware MX series Modular Matrix.

The Lightware UMX-TPS products are designed to transmit multiple video formats at resolutions up to 4K. Video, audio and control can be sent up to 170 meters at 1080p over a single CATx cable with these extenders. The WP-UMX-TPS-TX120-US model supports VGA and HDMI while the WP-UMX-TPS-TX130-US adds DisplayPort to the list of formats it supports.

The TX120 extender is designed to handle digital and analog video and audio signals, e.g. VGA, YPrPb and HDMI1.4 with analog stereo audio from local inputs or embedded 7.1 HBR audio. The TX130 model adds DP 1.1 signal support to the roster.

Analog audio and video signals are converted to digital formats in the extenders, which can transmit the audio and the video signal separately from each other. Units offer bidirectional and transparent RS-232 and Ethernet transmission and unidirectional and transparent IR transmission. The IR and RS-232 connections also support command injection from the MX series Modular Matrix. Remote powering is available through the single CAT 5e/CAT 7 cable, but a local power supply can also be used.

“The two new extenders are compatible with any of the currently available TPS receiver products and can be incorporated into the MX series modular matrices which size up to 80×80,” says Lightware USA Director of Sales, Drew Taylor. “They will ship early in 2015.”

Lightware USA has also unveiled the TPS-PI-1P1, a new remote powering solution supporting the PoE standard and providing power to a remote TPS transmitter or receiver.

Based on this new PoE technology, every TX and RX unit will be power receivers or can be fed locally by a power supply. Remote powering can be achieved by using the TPS-PI-1P1 single-port power injector unit, which is optimized for HDBaseT transmission.
The TPS-PI-1P1 can be placed anywhere in the TPS transmission chain. The incoming data stays untouched, and the signal quality is unaffected. But a 48V DC remote power is added to the signal by the device.

The unit provides unidirectional remote power only, but thanks to a 12V local output option, the other device can also be powered by the TPS-PI-1P1 if they are placed close to each other. No power supplies for the TX or RX are needed. Power for the injector itself is provided by its own power adapter, which is included. The unit has four front panel LED indicators for monitoring operations and troubleshooting.

About Lightware USA

Lightware USA is the US distributor of professional AV products manufactured by Lightware Visual Engineering in Budapest, Hungary. With the flexibility of the Lightware product line, the Lightware USA team is able to assist with the design for some of the highest performance systems in the world. Router sizes ranging from the robust UMX4x4-Pro up to the impressive 160×160 25G Hybrid give Lightware USA the edge over the competition when it comes to routing multiple video sources to the ever changing variety of displays in the industry. Their array of solutions for extending the highest resolution video formats including 4K and 3D over Cat or Fiber put Lightware USA on the forefront of cutting edge technology.

For more information on these products, visit www.LightwareUSA.com.

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ALTINEX DEBUTS SP3502SC INTERCONNECT PLATE FOR PNP400 AND TBL100 SERIES INTERCONNECT SYSTEMS

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Brea, CA – January 2015… Altinex, a leading manufacturer of Signal Management Solutions®, is pleased to announce the availability of the SP3502SC Interconnect Plate for the company’s PNP400 (Pop ‘N Plug) and TBL100 (Table Buddy) Series interconnect systems. This compact hybrid interconnect solution provides the perfect combination of audio, video, network access, and power / charging facilities to enable business and education professionals to quickly and conveniently connect their laptops, tablets, and other devices into a boardroom or classroom in order to make the necessary connections for the sharing of materials or to make presentations.

Featuring a black finish designed to blend aesthetically into any high-tech environment, the new SP3502SC Interconnect Plate features the following connectors:

• 2 US AC Receptacles 95~120V/5A, 9.5ft (2.90m)
• 1 VGA Computer Video (15-pin HD F/M), 6ft (1.83m)
• 1 Computer/MP3 Audio (3.5mm F/M ), 6ft (1.83m)
• 1 Digital video (HDMI® F/M), 6ft (1.83m)
• 2 Network (CAT6 RJ45 F/M), 6ft (1.83m)
• 2 USB (Type A F/M), 6ft (1.83m)

The plate itself is six slots wide and provides convenient access to cable ends or fixed connectors. All connectors are passive. Hence, the SP3502SC provides safe AC power for users to power laptops, projectors, or other presentation equipment.

The new SP3502SC Interconnect Plate is pre-configured for the Altinex PNP408 (black) and PNP408S (brushed aluminum) Pop ‘N Plug interconnect boxes as well as the TBL108 Table Buddy interconnect box. The PNP408 / PNP408S interconnect boxes are designed for installation into a conference room table while the TBL108 Table Buddy connects to edge of a table or desk and can be either a temporary or permanent attachment.

For those AV system designers and integrators in search of a more customizable interconnect solution, the Altinex SP1100SC Empty Standard Configuration Plate for the PNP400/TBL100 series interconnect systems is also available. The plate is pre-configured with two US AC Receptacles 95~120V/5A, 9.5ft (2.90m). The remainder of the plate can be populated with a wealth of connector choices via the SP1100SC’s product page on the Altinex website. Customized PNP400 and TBL100 products are identified as PNP408C or TBL108C.

Grant Cossey, Altinex Vice President of Sales, commented on the company’s new SP3502SC Interconnect Plate, “By offering both VGA and HDMI inputs that accommodate both new and not so new laptop computers, the SP3502SC provides the perfect combination of connectivity options for today’s business professional or educator. Add to this audio capability, network access, and both charging USB and conventional AC receptacles for powering one’s various devices, and the result is a comprehensive set of power and connectivity options that will integrate well into a wide range of environments. And by integrating this plate into both our PNP and TBL series interconnect systems, we have a ready to go connectivity solution for just about any project.”

MSRP for the Altinex SP3502SC Interconnect Plate is $195 while the SP1100SC Empty Standard Configuration Plate is $237. MSRP for the PNP and TBL interconnect systems is as follows:

• PNP408: $1,050
• PNP408S: $1,050
• TBL108: $445

All products are available now.

About Altinex
Founded in 1993, Altinex, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of Signal Management Solutions®. The company offers a line of switchers, extenders, distribution amplifiers, furniture connectivity products, and control solutions. Altinex is a USA based ISO 9001:2008 certified corporation that conducts R&D, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing from its corporate headquarters in Brea, California. For additional information, visit the company online at www.altinex.com or contact them directly at 1.800.ALTINEX or 714.990.2300.

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FOH Engineer Greg Walsh Chooses DPA Microphones For Kate Bush’s Before The Dawn Shows

Kate Bush Before The Dawn Show

Greg Walsh, Sound Design and Front of House Mixing Engineer, chose a selection of DPA microphones to capture the sound of Kate Bush’s hugely successful Before the Dawn series of concerts at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.

After 35 years away from the live stage, these much anticipated concerts received high praise from reviewers and fans who frequently commented on the exceptional audio quality and the clarity of Kate’s vocals.

The decision to use DPA microphones was made following extensive testing by Greg Walsh and the production team, which included renowned audio engineer Stephen Taylor who was responsible for Kate’s vocal processing and monitor engineer Ian Newton, who sadly passed away earlier this month.

“I knew about DPA, having originally discovered Bruel and Kjaer [DPA's predecessor] in the mid-1980s,” Walsh says. “The larger capsule microphones such as the original B&K 4007 have been my first choice for acoustic guitar, drum overheads or ambient pairs for percussive and orchestral sources ever since.”

For the Hammersmith Apollo shows, Walsh specified DPA’s d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones for a number of instruments, including percussionist Mino Cinelu’s rig where they worked well on the Bougarabou, Djembe and Floor Tom.

“Their small profile allowed us greater positioning flexibility and the supercardiod pattern gave us tight focus on the sound source and excellent rejection,” he says.

Walsh also specified a DPA d:dicate™ 4011 Recording Microphone as a central focus mic for shakers and other hand held percussion, wireless DPA d:screet™ 4060 Miniature Omnidirectional Microphones for the accordion and tambourine, and a wireless d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphone for the djembe in the ‘minstrel’ sections of the show.

“Despite their small size the d:vote 4099s proved to be very robust and reliable. They were quiet, had excellent transient response and gave me a very workable natural sound,” Walsh says.

The Before the Dawn shows also gave Greg Walsh an opportunity to try DPA’s hand held d:facto Vocal Microphone for the first time.

“Finding a vocal microphone with a dynamic range capable of capturing the broad range of vocal performance and styles was obviously paramount,” Walsh explains, “We tested most of the available handheld microphones before deciding that the d:facto was the right choice. We opted for the wireless version, which we used with a Shure UHF-R system, and it proved to be very reliable and stable.”

In total, seven d:facto microphones were used on stage – five for the Chorus and two for Kate Bush. DPA also created a custom headset mic with a d:facto 4018V capsule that allowed Kate to perform with her hands free.

“We also used two DPA d:screet 4060 Microphones for the filmed segments of the show which were shot in a water tank at Pinewood.” Walsh says. “They were small enough to be concealed in a life jacket and were also very resilient to water ingress.”

Since completing the Before the Dawn shows, Walsh has been working on other projects, including a recent concert in Russia that involved a rock band and a 64 piece orchestra.

“I had no hesitation in specifying DPA d:vote 4099s for the orchestra, all members of which were individually mic’d,” he says. “DPA are an excellent company and provided fantastic support. I have known many of the team, in particular Ralph Dunlop and Pete Wandless, for many years and would like to thank them for their support.”

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About DPA
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphone solutions for professional applications. DPA’s ultimate goal is to provide you – whether you’re in live sound, recording, theater or broadcast – with the absolute finest possible microphone solutions for your tasks. DPA takes no shortcuts in the design processes nor makes any compromises in manufacturing, which is all done at the DPA factory in Denmark. As a result, DPA’s products are globally praised for their exceptional clarity and transparency, unparalleled specifications, supreme reliability, and above all, pure, uncolored and undistorted sound.
For more information, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com

Stewart Filmscreen® Announces Tela™ 80—Its First Woven Fabric Screen Material—Filling a Gap in the AV Industry for High-Performance, Acoustically Transparent Screens

Stewart Filmscreen® adds optically advanced woven screen to its lineup, delivering a high performance acoustically transparent screen option never before available in the Stewart Filmscreen line

TORRANCE, CA, USA (ISE 2015 Stand #1-F50) – FEB. 5, 2015 — Stewart Filmscreen®—an Academy Award® winning manufacturer of projection screens and specialty optical coatings—announced today the launch of Tela™ 80—the company’s first woven fabric screen material, premiering at Integrated Systems Europe 2015 in Amsterdam, February 10-12. Tela 80 is a direct result of consistent customer feedback that confirmed their need for an alternative acoustically transparent screen material. Tela 80 delivers legendary Stewart Filmscreen performance and integrity with added speaker placement flexibility and installation ease.StewartFilmscreen_Iten Variable Masking System feat. Tela 80_Image court. of Erskine Group

“Whenever Stewart Filmscreen develops a new product we utilize input from our partners—projector manufacturers, dealers, technology consultants, end users and the integration community at large,” says Grant Stewart, President and CEO of Stewart Filmscreen. “Consultants—especially audio and acoustical engineers—specifying high-performance spaces have made their needs known for acoustically transparent screens that perform at the Stewart Filmscreen level. We are thrilled to fill this gap in the market and are excited to add yet another screen material to the Stewart Filmscreen lineup.”

Attendees of ISE 2015 are invited to see Stewart Filmscreen’s robust lineup of projection screen solutions on display in stand #1-F50, where the new Tela 80 screen material, Iten variable masking system, and several other new solutions will make their international debut. Media tours can be arranged through Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications, Inc., by emailing katye@kmbcomm.com or phoning (425) 328-8640.

About Stewart Filmscreen
Headquartered in Torrance, Calif., with additional manufacturing and satellite sales facilities in Ohio, Singapore, and Denmark, Stewart Filmscreen Corp. has been the consistent choice of discerning clientele around the world for more than 65 years. An Academy Award-winning manufacturer of projection screens and specialty optical coatings, aesthetic-conscious architects, consultants, systems designers, and property owners rely on Stewart Filmscreen for the perfect combination of superior quality, flexible design, and dedicated support, and we consistently deliver. Providing the most immersive experience in the industry, Stewart can custom engineer a projection screen solution to meet nearly every need. Proprietary material science and innovative manufacturing methods allow Stewart to produce some of the most optically immaculate screens in the world, ultimately delivering an immersive experience that’s unrivaled in the marketplace. Simply put, if a screen can be imagined, Stewart Filmscreen can deliver it. Learn more at www.stewartfilmscreen.com or by following @StewartFilm on Twitter.

All products, product names, trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

Stewart Filmscreen Media contact
Katye (McGregor) Bennett | KMB Communications, Inc. | (425) 328-8640 | katye@kmbcomm.com | www.kmbcomm.com  | @KMB_Comm & @katyemcgregor

 

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Renkus-Heinz Fits the Bill at the Aratani Theater in Little Tokyo

Los Angeles, CA – January 2015…. Located in Little Tokyo, the historic heart of the Japanese American community in Los Angeles, the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) was the dream of visionary first and second-generation Japanese American pioneers to create a permanent community center where arts and culture could come alive and flourish for future generations. Since first opening its doors in 1980, the JACCC has evolved into one of the largest ethnic art and cultural centers in the U.S.

Among the JACCC’s facilities is the 880-seat Aratani Theatre. The Aratani stages a range of performances year-round, from music to dance and drama, requiring a sound system that can meet those versatile requirements. JACCC representatives were not happy with the Theater’s existing sound system, and called upon audio consultant Gerald Ishibashi to recommend a solution. After analyzing the room and considering the multi-use performance needs, Ishibashi recommended Renkus-Heinz IC2 steered array systems for front of house, and RH-Series systems for stage monitors.

“The Aratani is a nicely designed room, but their existing system was not a full range solution,” Ishibashi explains. “They’ve had continual issues with poor intelligibility and inconsistent coverage in some areas. I’ve used Renkus-Heinz products for years, and their beam steering technology is just the best there is. When the new IC2 systems were introduced, I felt it would be a great solution for the sound issues in the hall.”

 For the front of house system, Ishibashi recommended a pair of IC2-FR Digitally Steerable arrays on either side of the stage. “We brought the IC2 cabinets into the room and, because the arrays are steerable, we were able to ground stack them instead of flying the arrays, which eliminated line of sight issues. Ralph Heinz came in and commissioned the system, and it sounded great. The clarity and articulation was just amazing, and it was consistent to every seat in the house.”

For stage monitors, Ishibashi recommended six 12-inch RH123 Three-Way Loudspeakers and a pair of 15-inch RH153 Three-Way Loudspeakers.

“The first test of the system was a live performance by The Association,” said Ishibashi. “Being a vocal group, I knew this concert would be a good test of both the house and monitor systems. After the show, the band members were ecstatic about the sound, both on stage and in the theater.”

A subsequent show with Jackson Browne confirmed his decision. “Jackson’s engineer has exceptionally high standards, and I could see he was initially a bit skeptical of the system,” says Ishibashi. “After the show, he made it a point to tell me how happy he was with the sound. That’s the thing with the IC2 – people are initially skeptical because they are used to a curved line array. But everybody that hears the IC2s loves them.”

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About Renkus-Heinz - Headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California, Renkus-Heinz, Inc. is the worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of audio operations networks, digitally steerable arrays, powered and non-powered loudspeakers, system specific electronics and fully integrated Reference Point Array systems.

 

 

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