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Platt Retail Institute Announces Major European Retailing Webinar

The Platt Retail Institute is pleased to announce that on March 3, 2009, (3pm London; 9am CST) it will present a webinar titled: “Transform the Retail Customer Experience and Increase Revenue with Digital Media.” We are grateful to Cisco for sponsoring this exciting international program.

This webinar will focus on how Europe’s major retailers are deploying place-based digital technology to attain optimum sales results, especially in challenging economic times. Digital signage in Europe is achieving spectacular levels of creativity in location, usage purposes and content. Learn how European industry leaders are revolutionizing retailing. more

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ANTON/BAUER PRODUCTS BRING EFFICIENCY TO NEXSTAR BROADCASTING GROUP TELEVISION STATIONS

Shelton, CT, February 24, 2009 – Nexstar Broadcasting Group (NASDAQ: NXST) is making a group lead purchase this year of Anton/Bauer gear from AZCAR Digital Products, a division of AZCAR, to power more than 70 Panasonic P2 HD cameras for nine of its stations. Anton/Bauer is currently in use at other Nexstar stations. more

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JBL Professional Introduces Control 25AV-LS Loudspeaker For Life Safety Applications

control-25av-ls.jpgNORTHRIDGE, California – Delivering added functionality for applications where audio is critical to security and safety, JBL Professional has introduced the new Control 25AV-LS loudspeaker. Designed for applications where the music playback loudspeaker system also serves as the life safety system, the Control 25AV-LS (and the Control 25AV-LS-WH in white) is UL listed under UL1480/UUMW as a Fire Protective Signaling Speaker. more

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Rise Vision Announces Winter Update to its Digital Signage Content Management Solution, the Rise Display Network

Rise VisionAn interactive visual aid and the ability to add RSS feeds and live TV to digital signage playlists enhance the usability and functionality of the Rise Display Network digital signage content management solution

ETOBICOKE, Ontario – February 24, 2009 – Rise Vision, Inc., a provider of a web-based content management system for the control of digital signage networks, has announced new features for the Winter Release of its Rise Display Network (RDN) service. A Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based content management system sold via the reseller channel, Rise Display Network is updated quarterly by Rise Vision, enabling all users to have immediate access to new features to manage their digital signage networks. more

OSCAR’S BEHIND-THE-SCENES WINNERS: YAMAHA DIGITAL AUDIO CONSOLES

yamaha-pm1d-at-foh-oscars.JPGBUENA PARK, Calif.⎯While Slumdog Millionaire took home eight Oscars including Best Picture on Sunday, February 22, 2009 when the 81st Academy Awards Ceremony was held at the Kodak Theater and broadcast live on ABC, there were three behind-the-scenes winners that evening: Yamaha digital audio consoles. PA designer and front of house engineer, Pat Baltzell, received a helping hand from ATK Audiotek supplying both a Yamaha PM1D 128-input/64-output Dual Engine system and PM5D digital console to outfit front of house. A Yamaha PM1D-128 input/64-output Dual Engine system was also used and manned by monitor mixer Michael Parker supported by monitor tech Tom Pesa. more

Barix To Introduce Standalone Intercom Master Station At ISC West

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, February 23, 2009 — Barix AG, a pioneer in IP-based audio, intercom, control, and monitoring, is now shipping the Barix Paging Station PS16, a compact, multifunction master station for use in IP intercom, paging and voice over IP applications. Barix will exhibit the PS16 to the security industry for the first time at ISC West, taking place from April 1-3, 2009 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (Booth #5144).

The Barix Paging Station PS16 has Barix’s modular Audio over IP technology at its core, delivering reliable IP communications, and integrates a variety of professional features to create a fully-functional, standalone master station for security applications. The PS16 connects directly to a facility network and can communicate with other PS16 stations or Barix Audio over IP devices, as well as IP-enabled microphones, speakers, amplifiers or intercom panels spread over a large area. This makes it ideal for distributed intercom, monitoring, or paging systems in security applications, where voice communications from one-to-many points is a critical requirement. more

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Gefen Wireless for HDMI Extender Sends HDTV up to 10 Meters

CHATSWORTH, CA – Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced its UWB (ultra wideband) Wireless for HDMI Extender is shipping.

Ideal for ceiling mounted displays, outside applications and any room where extension cables are unwanted, the Wireless for HDMI Extender sends hi-def resolutions to 1080p (24fps) and 5.1 surround sound up to 10 meters (33-feet) with no cables required. more

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Stewart Audio Announces Canadian Reps

Stewart Audio Announces New Sales Representative

Mountain View, California –February 2009 – Stewart audio, a manufacturer of professional amplifiers, is pleased to announce entry into the Canadian pro audio market with the appointment of 3 sales representative firms.

For Western Canada, Connect West Marketing will cover British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan; In Central Canada, BG Media Solutions will represent the province of Ontario, excluding Ottawa; Eastern Canada will be represented by EGLE Marketing and include Ottawa, Quebec and the Maritimes. more

SUPERMODEL SCALES KILIMANJARO WITH SENNHEISER EVOLUTION WIRELESS

brian_cavallaro.JPGTANZANIA, EAST AFRICA – FEBRUARY 2009: Angie Everhart, the world’s most famous red-headed supermodel and actress, recently ascended Mt. Kilimanjaro, the world’s most famous freestanding mountain and poster child for the global epidemic of glacial retreat. Such an event did not go undocumented. In fact, HDNet financed the trip that took Everhart, her siblings, a handful of special guests, and a skeleton film crew up from the 100-degree heat of Tanzania to the below-zero summit in only seven days and will air the show on HDNet on February 24, 2009 at 10:00pm. With a sensible “less is more” approach to outfitting the crew, executive producer, director, and writer Brian Cavallaro paired a single Panasonic VariCam with two Sennheiser ew 112P G2 wireless body packs and receivers. Despite a number of unforeseen challenges, the wireless microphones delivered compelling and reliable audio of the ascent. more

Magenta Research and NEC Expand Long-Term Partnership with Introduction of MultiView™ NEC Display Card-Slot UTP Receiver at the 2009 Digital Signage Expo

New Milford, CT, February 23, 2009 – NEC Display Solutions and Magenta Research MultiView NEC600 UTP ReceiverMagenta Research, the recognized leader in video/audio/serial signal distribution and switching over Cat5/CatX cable, are utilizing the 2009 Digital Signage Expo to unveil a brand new MultiView card-slot UTP receiver.
The MultiView NEC600-SAP is the most sophisticated UTP receiver engineered by Magenta and is designed to fit in the expansion slot of select NEC commercial displays. When combined with a MultiView -SAP transmitter, the NEC600-SAP receiver enables 1920×1200 resolution video at 600 feet (183 meters), along with stereo audio and addressable duplex serial, all over a single UTP cable. more

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