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LYNX Technik Appoints Jay Jayaraman as USA Vice President of Business Development

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LYNX Technik Inc, provider of signal processing solutions for the broadcast and professional AV industries, welcomes K. (Jay) Jayaraman as the Vice President of Business Development for the United States. In this newly created position Jay will manage sales, market development, and channel management for the region. more

Business Metrics Measure Path Ahead for Contractors

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NSCA Business & Leadership Conference Attendees Discuss Strategies

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, March 8, 2010 — Attendees of NSCA’s 2010 Business & Leadership Conference, February 25-27 in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, received solutions to current challenges created by the economy, such as backlogs, cash flow and rehiring of employees, during an optimistic event that included discussions on emerging technologies and applications that will positively affect the entire industry.

Participants represented security and life safety, lighting and design, A/V and other systems integration and contracting companies, indicating the industry’s growth in recent years. Many discussed their tough business decisions and shared the tactics they used to overcome difficulties and remain viable in the industry. Others said they were researching new markets and opportunities through publicly funded jobs. These are all signs of a recovering industry, economy and positive changes to come.
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CLEAR-COM LAUNCHES ENHANCED CONCERT WITH NEW INTERFACING CAPABILITIES

Revolutionary intercom software to be exhibited with new functionalities for the first time at NAB 2010

ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA, MARCH 8, 2010 ─ Clear-Com® Communication Systems, a Vitec Group brand, today announces the launch of an enhanced version of the company’s Clear-Com Concert™ intercom software, which now offers new external audio interfacing capabilities. With this new connectivity option, Concert can easily interface with external audio systems, including partyline systems, paging systems, program feeds and other matrix systems using a four-wire interface over a standard IP network, providing a seamless communications network. Clear-Com will exhibit the enhanced Concert for the first time at NAB 2010 (Booth C6025). more

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Extron Acquires Products Division of Electrosonic

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Extron Electronics today announced that it has purchased the Products Engineering and Development Division of Electrosonic Group a premier worldwide AV systems integration and service provider. more

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VOX CREATES ONE-OF-A-KIND GUITAR FOR DEVIN BRONSON PERFORMANCE WITH AVRIL LAVIGNE AT 2010 VANCOUVER OLYMPIC GAMES CLOSING CEREMONIES

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MELVILLE, NY, March 8, 2010 — On Sunday, February 28, 2010, the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games held a closing ceremony that was broadcast to an audience of millions around the world from Vancouver’s BC Place. A highlight was a performance from Canadian-born artist Avril Lavigne, who performed her hits “My Happy Ending? and “Girlfriend.? Alongside Lavigne was guitarist Devin Bronson, literally shining with his custom-designed VOX silver sparkle Virage guitar. The instrument is a one-of-a-kind custom Virage DC (double-cutaway) with VOX’s new proprietary CoAxe pickups and a unique headstock matching the cosmetics of the classic VOX Wah Wah pedal.

Commenting on his choice of guitar brands and the custom design for this historic performance, Bronson offered, “When you’re playing the Olympics and three billion people are watching, you wanna play something that grabs more

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X2O Media Powers the Newly Transformed ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

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MONTREAL — March 8, 2010 — X2O Media today announced that its Xpresenter™ digital signage software is delivering content to an extensive network of digital displays, including a front gate news ticker and baseball stadium jumbotron, at the newly rebranded ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. The suburban Orlando, Fla. sports complex was re-launched on Feb. 25 bearing the cable-sports juggernaut’s look and feel throughout the 220-acre facility. more

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SnapAV Opens Distribution Ctr. in Fresno, CA – Enables Affordable One-Day Product Delivery to Many West Coast Dealers

SnapAV, a manufacturer and exclusive source of more than 700 high-quality solutions for the custom A/V channel in the US and Canada, today announced the grand opening of its second distribution center. Located in Fresno, California, the center will enable one-day delivery to many West Coast dealers at shipping rates significantly less than previously possible from the North Carolina-based company’s Charlotte center.

Measuring 40,000 square feet, the Fresno center will stock all SnapAV product brands, which are: Episode speakers, amplifiers, acoustical treatments and power products; Dragonfly film screens; Strong mounts and racks; Binary cables, compression connectors, baluns, bulk wire and tools; Old Camden cinecabinets and Wirepath structured wiring. more

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Wisdom Audio Launches High-End Solution for Speaker Installation Within Concrete and Masonry Walls

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The Wisdom Audio SE Enclosure is a Complete Solution for Solid-Wall Installation Designed Specifically for Wisdom’s Acclaimed and Award-Winning Sage Series Architectural Speaker Systems

CARSON CITY, Nev., March 8, 2010 — Wisdom Audio (www.wisdomaudio.com), the leader in planar magnetic technologies, is proud to announce the launch and availability of its new architectural speaker mounting solution for installation within concrete and masonry walls. Made from aircraft-grade aluminum extrusion, the SE enclosure is Wisdom’s most aesthetically pleasing and best performing in-wall mounting enclosure.

“The SE enclosure is a complete solution for solid-wall installation designed specifically for our acclaimed and award-winning high-end Sage Series architectural speakers systems,? said Mark Glazier, Wisdom Audio president. “As a result of listening to our dealers and distributors, we have created a purpose-designed enclosure for our in-walls, specifically for use in concrete or brick wall more

HTSA Buying Group Selects Dana Innovations as Vendor Partner

San Clemente, CA—March 8, 2010—Dana Innovations, parent company of Sonance, iPort and TRUFIG, announced today that it has been chosen as a Vendor Partner by the prestigious Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), a $500 million dollar buying group comprising 59 of the finest system integrators in the USA.

The company says the new partnership expands its efforts to align with the top customers in every market, while providing HTSA members with a strategy to grow their business through design community outreach and innovative solutions that add dollars to the bottom line.

Ari Supran, Chief Executive Officer of Dana Innovations said, “We are thrilled to partner with HTSA as they are ideally positioned to leverage our Design Community outreach efforts and participate in bringing exciting solutions from Sonance, TRUFIG and iPort to the specification market and to design conscious consumers.?

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NewTek TriCaster™ TCXD300 at Winter X Games® Europe

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HD portable live production system to provide live venue video to event audience

BORDEAUX, France – March 8, 2010 – NewTek, manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced that TriCaster™ TCXD300 high definition/standard definition (HD/SD) portable live production system will provide live venue video at Winter X Games® Europe in Tignes, France, March 10 to 12, 2010.

“On the heels of Winter X Games 14 and the Vancouver Winter Olympics, we anticipate highly skilled competitions as we unite our world-class X Games organization with France’s leading pay TV broadcaster and local expertise of Tignes for the first Winter X Games Europe,” said Kate Nelligan, live event programming producer, ESPN X Games.
“With NewTek TriCaster, we can create exclusive live content, delivering the ultimate experience to fans attending this premier event.”

“Using NewTek TriCaster TCXD300, more

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