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KTWO TRANSITIONS TO HD NEWS WITH NEW JVC GY-HM700 CAMCORDERS

WAYNE, NJ – KTWO, the ABC affiliate serving central Wyoming, transitioned to local news in high definition this month with the help of its new JVC GY-HM700 camcorders. The station produces five newscasts every weekday and two on both Saturday and Sunday, plus a weekly sports program.

Moving to an all-HD newscast and a tapeless workflow were two very significant steps for the station, which is owned by Silverton Broadcasting Co. LLC and serves the Casper-Riverton market (currently DMA #197). According to Terry Lane, chief broadcast engineer, the station doesn’t have the budget of stations in larger markets, so the transition to HD news has been an economic challenge.

This spring, KWTO purchased 10 JVC GY-HM700 camcorders, most of which will be used for ENG work. However, two have been designated as studio cameras. “Even adding a frame sync for each, they were a budget-friendly choice for our more

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TENNIS CLUB GOES WIRELESS WITH LECTROSONICS

larz_avl_hi.jpgSeattle, WA – August 2009… Be it a wedding ceremony or one of many other important moments in our lives, the ability to hear clearly is critical. Such was the challenge at an upscale tennis club in the Seattle area, whose lushly landscaped gardens make the perfect setting for exchanging vows. Home to the one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in Washington state—the tennis club sits on roughly 8 acres and offers its 3,000-plus members 19 tennis courts, several dining rooms, banquet facilities, and numerous additional amenities. With the summer season just kicking into high gear, club management wanted to ensure the best possible sound quality for its outdoor speaking events. They found their solution with a wireless microphone system from Lectrosonics. more

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Northbrook Theater’s Youth Shows Deliver Memorable Performances With AKG DMS 700 Professional Digital Wireless System

In a fixed installation that demonstrates the reliability and versatility of AKG’s wireless systems, the Northbrook Theater in Northbrook, IL, selected the AKG DMS 700 to play a role in all 12 annual productions held there. The 300-seat theater upgraded to the DMS 700 last month, selecting an array of AKG equipment that included 12 DSR 700 receivers, 10 CK 77 Microphones, and 25 DPT 700 bodypacks.

The theater will be using AKG’s digital wireless system to drive a series of performances put on by youth, for youth. Performing Arts Supervisor Kurt Ottinger needed a system that came complete with battery life indicators on all receivers, frequency scanning with error indicators and the ability to synchronize receivers with the transmitters. Additionally, with the encryption function that comes standard on every DMS 700, the system is able to offer Ottinger’s productions the necessary security for sensitive audio transmissions. And with more

Stage Research Scores with Sound 411 Event in New York City

The first Sound 411, a two-day informational event designed to bring together sound professionals and students in New York City with leaders in the sound hardware and software industry, was an unqualified success for organizer Stage Research, Inc. Held August 12-13 at John Jay College, the free event drew approximately 60 attendees to an array of seminars and demos by sponsors Stage Research, Lectrosonics, UK-based DiGiCo, and LimitedOutline North America, LLC.

“We were very happy with the turnout and with the enthusiastic support of the sponsors,” reports Carlton Guc, cofounder of Stage Research. “We envisioned Sound 411 as an opportunity for anyone involved in sound for theatrical and touring productions or film and video to spend some quality time with audio manufacturers, and that proved to be the case. The two-day event introduced a number of new products, provided some basic and advanced hands-on training, and offered a chance more

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SHURE HOSTS THREE LEGENDARY PRODUCERS FOR GRAMMY “SOUNDTABLE? EVENT

keith-olsen.JPGMike Clink, Ron Nevison, and Keith Olsen Share Stories From “Behind the Glass?

NILES, IL, August 17, 2009 — It isn’t often that one has the opportunity to hear three legendary producers tell stories about their experiences, but that is precisely what happened in the new, state-of-the-art S.N. Shure Theater at Shure’s Corporate Headquarters in Niles, Illinois. The Chicago Chapter of the Recording Academy invited Mike Clink, Ron Nevison, and Keith Olsen to participate in a GRAMMY “Soundtable? event entitled “Behind the Glass.?

“This was one of the most gratifying experiences I’ve had, personally and professionally, in my 20 years working at Shure,? said Mark Brunner, who moderated the discussion with the three panelists who have worked with artists ranging from The Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac to Guns N’ Roses and Led Zeppelin. “Some pretty serious homework was required to more

OMNISON BUILDS UP NEXO ARTILLERY TO OVER 90 CABINETS

omnison-2009-034.jpgMontreal, Canada⎯In just two years as a NEXO dealer, Omnison (Montreal) has increased their inventory of NEXO speaker cabinets to over 90 including GEO S, GEO D, GEO Subs, CD12s, RS15s, LS1200s and LS400s, PS8s and 15s along with NEXO 4×4 and 4×1 amplifiers. The company also has a stock of Yamaha digital audio consoles. Omnison offers a wide range of services, from equipment rentals to full production, and in years past, have provided full production for events such as Formula One, the Montreal White Party held in April at the Montreal Palais des Congres, where the company supplied a NEXO GEO D line array, and for the second year, provided support to Canada Day (July 1) at the Old Port in Montreal.

“We had been using custom speaker boxes for many years,? states Francis Giguere, technical director for Omnison. “The boxes were more

America’s Emergency Network Taps VBrick to Transmit Live Hurricane Updates to the Public and the Media

VBrick’s Advanced IP-Video Distribution Technology Keeps Government Agencies, the Media and Residents in the Hurricane Zone Abreast of the Latest Storm Information

Wallingford, Conn. – Aug. 17, 2009 – As the U.S. moves into the busiest part of the 2009 hurricane season, VBrick announced today that America’s Emergency Network (AEN) has deployed VBrick to power its satellite-based emergency video distribution system. AEN’s system is designed to continue working after a disaster to keep government agencies and residents informed even when all land-based power and communication lines have been knocked out. Working with VBrick, AEN has syndicated live hurricane video feeds to media Web sites across the U.S.

Bryan Norcross, president and chief executive officer of AEN and former hurricane analyst for the CBS network, has recognized the critical role VBrick plays in helping AEN carry out its mission. more

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RTcom USA Names Andy Fliss as General Manager

SPARTA, N.J. ― Aug. 18, 2009 ― RTcom USA Inc., a provider of digital connectivity solutions for professional and consumer A/V systems, today announced that Andy Fliss has been named as the company’s general manager. In his new role, Mr. Fliss will call on his extensive sales and marketing experience in the professional A/V and consumer electronics industries to establish a national sales channel for RTcom’s complete line of innovative solutions. more

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Harman Professional Names Hi-Tech Audio Systems As The Authorized Distributor For India

In a move to provide professional audio customers and dealers in the India market with comprehensive sales and support services, Harman Professional today announced the appointment of Hi-Tech Audio Systems as the authorized distributor for India effective July 1, 2009. According to Harman Professional Regional Sales Director Sushil S. John, today’s announcement underscores Harman Professional’s commitment to evolving and improving its service of the professional audio community in India.

Headquartered in New Dehli with satellite offices in Noida and resident engineers based regionally throughout India, Hi-Tech Audio Systems was established in 1990 by PK Gupta, Director and Rajan Gupta, Director. Hi-Tech Audio Systems’ award-winning team of 65 engineers and executives is highly experienced in the Indian professional audio market, having led many major fixed installs, live sound and recording and broadcast projects and also having previously served a host of other leading manufacturers.

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HISTORY RESOUNDS AT 127TH AES CONVENTION

Bell Labs, Big Bands, Live Sound, Mercury Living Presence & RCA

NEW YORK: When someone tells Harry Hirsch “You’re history,” he takes it as a compliment. Back for his third turn as AES Convention Historical Committee Chair, Hirsch has collaborated with co-chairs and AES members to insure that history will reveal itself in a lively fashion at the 127th AES Convention at NY’s Javits Center October 9 – 12. Historical Events include:

The History of Live Sound: Presented by Toronto-based Sr. Engineer Thomas Shevlin, this session will feature a panel of pioneers of live touring and Broadway sound. Opening with a slideshow reaching back before the 1920′s origins of live sound systems, Shevlin and his panelists will discuss what originally drew them to the field, its progression during their careers, and their vision of the future. The session will conclude with a lively Q & A
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