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The Soundcraft® Si3 project – The Next Step In Our Strategy.

Andy Trott, President of Soundcraft and Studer explains his digital console strategy and vision

For any Business leader, one of the most thrilling experiences is to reshape a good business into a great one. That’s very much the challenge my team and I took on when I joined Harman a little under six years ago as President of Soundcraft.

At the time we were a well-respected manufacturer of very good analogue consoles, ranging from the small, 4 channel Spirit Notepad up to the flagship touring desks, the Soundcraft Series 5 and MH series. But our markets were changing, demands for new digital technology was increasing, offshore manufacturing was in transition, and the economic dominos started to wobble all around the world. more

Harman Pro Group Showcases HiQnet System Architect™ Version 1.8 At PLASA ’08, Opening Door For Third-Party Control

Reaffirming its commitment to advance HiQnet System Architect™ as the most progressive, versatile and user-intuitive interface for system configuration and control, Harman Professional today gives System Architect Version 1.8 its European debut at PLASA’08. New advances include the ability to copy HiQnet parameter strings directly to the Windows clipboard for pasting into third-party control interface applications enabling system-wide control from control interfaces such as those manufactured by AMX and Crestron. System-wide events can now also be triggered from device-specific error conditions, such as recalling a preset for a zone based on the conditions of individual amplifiers. A user-definable selection of controls can be automatically readdressed to different devices/parameters on a Custom Control Panel in a few simple steps, and advanced zonal control is now possible. A Fast Meter control has been added for improved meter response and device synchronization has been simplified and improved. more

JBL Professional Introduces 8100 Series In-Ceiling Loudspeakers

jbl_8100series.jpgThe 8100 Series features 4-inch and 8-inch models, providing cost-effective solutions for commercial applications.

Offering cost-effective solutions combined with ease of installation and elegant styling, JBL Professional is introducing the new 8100 Series ceiling speakers at PLASA08. The 8100 Series are full-range in-ceiling loudspeakers with high sensitivity, low distortion, and smooth frequency response. more

EMCORE Announces 3G HD-SDI Module Addition to Optiva® Platform Product Line

Optiva 3G HD-SDI ModuleALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, September 8, 2008. EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the video, broadband, fiber optic, satellite, and terrestrial solar power markets, today announced the addition of SMPTE 424M and 425M compliant 3 Gb/s HD-SDI modules to the Optiva® video transport product line. more

HOLOPHONE® INTRODUCES PORTAMIC 5.1 TO THE EUROPEAN MARKET AT IBC 2008

holophone_portamic-5-1_ibc-2008.JPGA Point and Shoot 5.1 Surround Recording at an Aggressive Price Point
AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 8, 2008 — Holophone®, the leading manufacturer of surround microphones, is introducing the revolutionary PortaMic 5.1 camera-mountable surround microphone, an easy-to-use and cost-effective means of recording surround sound, to the European market at IBC 2008 (Stand 8.C10). more

CANON U.S.A. INTRODUCES THE VB-C60 PAN/TILT/ZOOM NETWORK CAMERA FEATURING AN ULTRA-LONG 40X OPTICAL ZOOM AND POWERFUL DIGIC NET PROCESSOR

canon-vb-c60-ptz-camera.jpg LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., September 8, 2008 – Offering unprecedented performance and value, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the new VB-C60 Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) Network Camera. This new camera is designed as a versatile, compact solution for high-quality, remote-video monitoring over IP and can be used for many diverse applications, including monitoring property and facilities, surveillance in hospitals and schools, or web conferencing in board rooms. Featuring Genuine Canon Optics, the VB-C60 has an ultra-long built-in zoom (40x optical) and wide angle lens (56-degree horizontal field of view), as well as an Auto Focus system and Image Stabilization. more

AKG Showcases Worldwide Success Of D7 Dynamic Vocal Microphone At PLASA08

In a microphone introduction that brings stadium quality performance to smaller venues at a lower price, AKG Acoustics displays the professional qualities of the D7 vocal microphone at PLASA08 in London. Similarly to its predecessor, the D5, AKG’s D7 is a dynamic microphone that delivers incredibly clear sound for lead and backing vocals for live sound applications. The D7 additionally features an improved capsule design that contains a humbucking coil and a high-pass filter along with a sleek redesigned look. more

JBL Professional Unveils White Versions of VRX928LA Portable Line Array Loudspeaker and VRX915S Compact Subwoofer

The new white VRX928LA-WH and VRX915S-WH loudspeakers offer system integrators even more design options for environments where aesthetics are a priority.

Bringing more options to installers wishing to visually integrate their audio systems into a variety of environments, JBL Professional is now offering its VRX928LA-WH compact, portable line array loudspeaker and VRX915S-WH subwoofer in a white installation version. more

ANTON/BAUER FINDS PERFECT BALANCE WITH NEW STASIS® FLEX, DEBUTING AT IBC 2008

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, SEPTEMBER 8, 2008 – Building on the success of its widely accepted and innovative Stasis body support system, Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the world’s premier provider of professional camera batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems, is introducing its new Stasis® Flex at IBC 2008 (Stand 9.C40b). more

LINKIN PARK MONITOR ENGINEER ‘TATER’ MCCARTHY USING NEW YAMAHA DSP5D EXPANDER ON PROJEKT REVOLUTION TOUR

kevin-tater-mccarthy-at-pm5d-monitors.JPGBUENA PARK, Calif.─Eight years after Linkin Park released their first CD, the band has embarked again on the Projekt Revolution Tour. This time around, monitor engineer Kevin ‘Tater’ McCarthy has taken along the new Yamaha DSP5D Expander for use in conjunction with a PM5D monitor console. “I’m using the DSP5D for an extra 28 inputs and two extra outputs that Linkin Park required for this leg of the tour,? states McCarthy. “I was first introduced to the PM5D almost four years ago by the front of house engineer for Judas Priest, and I haven’t looked back since. What initially attracted me to the 5D was that it is a stand-alone console; no need for extra stage racks.? more

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