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PPC Welcomes Eric Bodley as Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Electronics

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Aug. 11, 2009 — PPC, the global leader in connector technology, today announced that it has named Eric Bodley as the company’s vice president and general manager of consumer electronics. A veteran of the consumer electronics industry, Bodley brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience to his new role at PPC, where he will strengthen the company’s current line of consumer interconnect cables, bulk cable solutions, and patented compression connectors and tools, and build the PPC brand in the consumer electronics space. more

Tripp Lite Introduces Travel Surge Suppressor with USB Charging Ports

Reliable surge protection and USB charging capabilities all in one compact design

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Chicago, IL (August 12, 2009) Tripp Lite has introduced a new portable surge protector that also serves as a USB charging device. Perfect for travelling professionals and people on the go, the TRAVELER3USB features two built-in USB charging ports that will reenergize cell phones, MP3 players and more while providing reliable surge protection for laptops and other peripherals. All in a design slim enough to fit into any travel bag.

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Key Features and Benefits:

— 3 standard outlets accommodate one transformer plug and protect all equipment from electric spikes and surges

— 2 USB charging ports charge cell phones, MP3 players and more

— Space-saving right-angle plug turns a single outlet into three without blocking access to neighboring outlets; concealable power cord wraps more

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Shure Turns Up the Heat at Lollapalooza

dave-gahan-depeche-mode-lollapalooza-8-7-09.jpgkaren-o-y3s-lollapalooza-8-8-09.jpgTemps in the 90s, high humidity, rain, and mud… Mother Nature wouldn’t give Lollapalooza a break this year in Chicago’s Grant Park, but the party went on unabated with hometown favorite Shure Inc. taking the stage every night in the hands of a number of performers.

Captions and photos attached will bring you up to speed on some of the action:

THE REPLACEMENTS—With Adam “MCA? Yauch recovering from recent cancer surgery, the Beastie Boys were forced to cancel their Day 2 appearance at this year’s Lollapalooza. In their place, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs agreed to take the stage at the very last minute, sending lead singer Karen O scrambling through wardrobe for suitable stage attire to complement an equally electrifying set list including tunes like “Runaway? (from this year’s record It’s Blitz), “Y Control?, “Zero?, more

YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO NAMES TWO NEXO MANUFACTURER’S REPS

BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯As part of a planned expansion, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) has added two additional manufacturer rep firms to spearhead sales of NEXO speaker products within North America.

ycas-marc-lopez_rob-joseph_ycas-paul-furtkamp.jpg R. Joseph Group, located in Columbus, Ohio, will be handling NEXO sales efforts in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania. “The speaker industry is in desperate need of a new leader,? states Rob Joseph, President of R. Joseph Group. “We firmly believe that NEXO is well positioned to assume this role with an unbeatable combination of high quality products, corporate stability, and dealer programs that directly address the challenges that most sound companies and systems integrators face today.?

Highway Marketing, based in Dallas, Texas, will be responsible for NEXO product sales in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. “Highway Marketing is proud to represent a more

Max Media Relies on Utah Scientific to Expand Master Control to Cover 12 Montana Stations

SALT LAKE CITY — Aug. 12, 2009 — Utah Scientific today announced that Max Media has expanded its innovative HD centralcasting system based on a UTAH-400 routing switcher and UTAH MC-400 master control switcher to cover 12 Fox and ABC stations serving six Montana markets. The system, one of the largest anywhere based on Utah Scientific equipment, is located in Missoula. more

POWERSOFT GREEN DESIGN IMPORTANT TO LEED CERTIFIED DESIGN ENGINEERS

Ecology-Conscious Technology and Manufacturing Techniques are Hallmarks of Powersoft

FARMINGDALE, NY, August 12, 2009 – With industry attention focused on finding green alternatives for installations, Powersoft, an industry leading manufacturer of superior quality digital power amplifiers for the professional audio market, is leading the way through its intrinsic green approach with the design and manufacturing of Powersoft amplifiers. This ecology consciousness effort, combined with high-quality manufacturing and crystal clear sound, is appealing to LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified design engineers and consultants looking to specify equipment that not only reduces the carbon footprint of an installation while providing excellent performance, but positively affects the long-term bottom line. The LEED Green Building Rating System, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) located in Washington, D.C., provides a suite of standards for environmentally sustainable construction. more

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Wohler Extends Presence in Brazilian Market Through New Distributor Videodata

HAYWARD, Calif. — Aug. 11, 2009 — Wohler Technologies Inc. today announced that Videodata will be serving as a Wohler distributor within the Brazilian market. From its headquarters in São Paulo, Videodata will provide complete sales and support services for the full Wohler product line of audio and video monitors and closed-captioning solutions. more

GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL AND METALLICA MARK TEN YEARS

— San Francisco-based GC Pro Account Manager Vince Bedford has supplied Metallica’s pro audio needs for a decade now, creating a long-term professional relationship —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, August 11, 2009 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, has become renowned for its ability to form long-term relationships with its customers. This year marks the 10th year that GC Pro Account Manager Vince Bedford, operating out of GC Pro’s San Francisco location, has worked closely with the members of 9-time GRAMMY® Award-winning heavy metal band Metallica. Not only has every band member turned to GC Pro during that time for professional audio equipment and specialty musical gear, but also so have members of the band’s crew, their friends and even family members.

“I have been with Metallica since 1999,? notes Vince Bedford. “It’s anything more

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Compix Media IBC2009 Preview

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Compix Media
Exhibiting with Apantac LLC on Stand 8.A98

At IBC2009, Compix will be exhibiting with Apantac LLC, a leading designer and developer of high quality, cost effective signal processing equipment including Multiviewers, DVI, VGA, HDMI, KVM extenders, KVM Switches, and a line of RS232 converters and accessories. www.apantac.com more

AKG WMS 450 and WMS 40 Pro Flexx Used By Serbia Singing Extravaganza AKG WMS 450 and WMS 40 Pro Flexx Used By Serbia Singing Extravaganza Champion

With over three million judges tuning in to select the winner of the Serbian equivalent to American Idol, singer Darko Lazic turned to AKG’s industry leading vocal system to help him stand out as the Grand Star of Zvezde Granda. The final night of competition, which was held on June 20th at Belgrade Arena in front of a live audience of 18,000, was sponsored by production vendor Studio Berar and fully stocked with AKG’s rugged sound systems.

Auditions for Zvezde Granda began in September, with judges and producers visiting locations throughout all of Serbia. By June, the TV audience had narrowed the competition to seven contestants, all of who competed for the grand finale using AKG WMS 450 wireless microphones. The WMS 450 is a highly flexible wireless system that features perfect audio transmission. It provides cost effective, high-performance solutions for situations where several radio microphones will be used more

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