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Vibrant Design’s Christopher Landy Takes on “Food Network Challenge”

Food Network Challenge

Food Network Challenge

Having cooked up a new look for Food Network’s “Ultimate Recipe Showdown” last year, lighting designing Christopher Landy of Brooklyn-based Vibrant Design LLC recently teamed with Art Edwards, executive producer with High Noon Entertainment, on “Food Network Challenge,” the hit competitive cooking series in which professional chefs vie for top honors in their specialties.

The seventh season is devoted to cake decorating and viewers will discover how tough it was for the four contestants to achieve such amazingly beautiful results: The grueling contest lasted eight hours straight and a $10,000 prize was on the line. more

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Fairlight Appoints Rachel Verity

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Fairlight is delighted to announce the appointment of Rachel Verity, who has joined the company as its new Financial Controller.

Rachel is a highly experienced finance professional with a double degree in Accounting/Finance and Economics and a postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Governance. Prior to joining Fairlight, she spent 17 years with GEA Colby, a large international technology business with a strong focus on product development. more

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Milab Presents the DC-96C Condenser Microphone

Milab DC-96C

Milab Presents the DC-96C
Condenser Microphone

Helsingborg, Sweden – 2010-03-11

The latest addition to the Milab product family is the DC-96C, a side-addressed large membrane microphone designed mainly for studio work, but also for many live applications. The DC-96C is the latest version of the classic DC-96 series – originally released in 1967 – and has been updated with the latest technology. It shares most of its components, including the capsule, with the DC-196, but like previous DC-96 versions, it is cardioid only and has a single layer mesh grid. more

Digital Projection Adds Director of Simulation and Visualization

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ATLANTA, GA – March 12, 2010 – Digital Projection Inc. (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high performance projection systems, announced the appointment of Phil Laney as Director of Simulation and Visualization. Laney brings over 13 years of experience selling display products and integrated display solutions for flight simulation, maritime simulation, fire arms simulation, air traffic control simulation, driving simulation, and planetarium applications. In addition to his extensive career configuring the highest performance display systems for these demanding applications, Laney has an additional seven years of IT support-related experience. Laney has already commenced working directly within the visualization and simulation market on behalf of DPI. more

Studio Movie Grill Theaters Selects Christie 4K-Ready Projectors

Taps Into Surging Popularity of 3D Digital Movies

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Christie announced that Studio Movie Grill (SMG) has selected its 4K-ready Solaria Series digital cinema projectors for 60 screens in multiplexes across Texas, Missouri and Georgia. SMG audiences watch the latest first-run movies while enjoying restaurant-style table service with upscale foods that include gourmet pizza, BBQ ribs and fresh salads. SMG pioneered the in-theater dining concept and is considered the number one theater of its kind in Texas for close to 10 years. The chain will install the Christie CP2220 and Christie CP2230 projectors, which are based on Texas Instruments’ (TI) (NYSE: TXN) Series 2 DLP Cinema® technology and are fully upgradeable to 4K. more

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Atlona Technologies officially partners with Datumstruct, Asia Pacific’s largest Audio/Video distributor based in Singapore.

Sunnyvale, CA – March 2nd, 2010 – Atlona Technologies is excited to announce its new partnership with Datumstruct, Asia Pacific’s largest Audio Video distributor based in Singapore. Atlona Technologies, one of America’s most dynamic solution based audio video connectivity manufacturers, has been expanding throughout the world by consistently staying ahead of the curve with advancements in technological trends and innovative products available throughout parts of Europe, South Africa, New Zealand, Italy and Australia. Such products include the world’s only HDCP Compliant USB-Powered DVI to Mini DisplayPort Converter, the DP200, and the award winning PC to Computer Monitor/HDTV Wireless adapter with Audio, the HDAiR. more

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Onkyo Introduces the World’s First THX Certified 3D-Ready A/V Receiver

Onkyo TX-SR608

World’s First THX Certified 3D-Ready (HDMI v1.4) A/V Receiver

The Onkyo TX-SR608 THX-Certified A/V Receiver is one of several HDMI v1.4, 3D-Ready A/V Receivers and Home Theater Systems that will ship in March and April.

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ, (3/9/10) — Onkyo USA has announced March deliveries of its first 3D-Ready home theater receivers and home theater in a box (HTiB) systems. The new models consist of three A/V receivers and three HTiB systems ranging in price from $299 to $599, and all of them support the new HDMI v1.4 connectivity standard for new 3D video displays and Audio Return Channel capabilities. All are exceptionally well equipped to provide a superior music, home theater sound and video experience, with high build-quality and offering excellent value. more

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Almo Professional A/V to Host DSCE Training Course at E4 AV Chicago

Full-Day DSCE Training Led by Alan Brawn and Jonathan Brawn; Worth Four InfoComm Renewal Units

Philadelphia, PA — March 11, 2010 — Almo Professional A/V, the nation’s fastest growing audiovisual distributor, today announced that it will host a full-day of Digital Signage Certified Expert (DSCE) training in conjunction with the Chicago leg of its E4 AV Tour. Scheduled to take place April 6, the day before E4 Chicago, the full day DSCE program is being led by the Digital Signage Experts Group, a subsidiary of Brawn Consulting LLC, and is worth four InfoComm CTS renewal units (RUs). more

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Perfect Path™ by PPC® 2010 NAB Show Preview

Perfect Path™ by PPC® at the 2010 NAB Show:
At the 2010 NAB Show, PPC®, whose innovative products are behind the wall in more than 100 million homes, will be showcasing its unique line of Perfect Path™ cables at the Destination Broadband Pavilion, the newest exhibit area at the NAB Show. On display will be the Perfect Flex™ Broadband Coaxial Cable, which offers superior electrical performance for set-top boxes, as well as the PerfectLock™ Locking HDMI Cable, which provides a secure, reliable HDMI connection for the ultimate HD viewing, gaming, or professional broadcast application. more

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SOLID STATE LOGIC C10 HD DIGITAL BROADCAST CONSOLE DELIVERED TO FOX NE&O

C10 Used for Fox Sports International Broadcasts

LOS ANGELES, CA – Solid State Logic is pleased to announce the installation of a new 32-channel C10 HD Digital Broadcast Console with two Alpha-Link Live and two 8-channel Alpha-Link RMP (Remote Mic Pre) units to Fox NE&O. The console addresses the multi-format audio needs of the Fox Sports International (FSI) channel. The C10 HD offers the flexibility to take multi-lingual audio stems from international games and configure the feeds for FSI delivery to local audiences. The console is also used to add English and Spanish commentary tracks to each game and for the live studio show “Fox Football Fone-In? on Fox Soccer Channel (FSC). This show uses in-studio talent and guests to field questions from the internet and phone calls. The C10 HD is helping to facilitate the station’s move into full HD production. more

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