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Scharff Weisberg Supports “Shrek The Musical”

ShrekIt was an ogre of a job, but Scharff Weisberg handily embraced video and lighting support for “Shrek the Musical” on Broadway. The popular show is a production of DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions Ltd.

“We’ve had the great pleasure of spending the last few months in the company of the big, green, ugly guy known as Shrek and the production team behind his Broadway musical,” notes Josh Weisberg. “These folks have pulled some nifty tricks out of their hats using three Panasonic PT-D10000U 10K video projectors and a FLED 11io 11mm LED wall we provided. And of course, the only media server the big, green guy would want on his show is a quartet of Green-Hippo Hippotizer V3 HD media servers.” more

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Intelix Releases 1×8 Video, Audio, and Control Twisted Pair Distribution Amplifier

DIGI-VGASD-T8Middleton, WI- Intelix LLC, U.S. manufacturer of audio/video equipment and software, recently announced the release of the DIGI-VGASD-T8, a professional-grade active distribution amplifier which distributes VGA video component video, stereo audio, and IR or RS232 control signals from a single source to eight remote destinations via inexpensive twisted pair cable, such as Cat 5 or Cat 6. In addition, the DIGI-VGASD-T8 also distributes 1080i component video when used with Intelix DIGI-V3SD component video baluns and conversion cables. more

SYMETRIX TO EXHIBIT AT ISE, BOOTH #3C104

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, WASHINGTON – JANUARY 2009: Symetrix will be exhibiting its Symetrix, SymNet, Lucid and AirTools-branded signal processing solutions at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) Show in booth #3C104 with their distributor, Iemke Roos Audio BV, Netherlands. Visitors will see the launch of a new AirTools product and be given hands-on demonstrations of the new SymNet Designer 8.0 software and the Symetrix Automix Matrix 780. The SymNet Designer 8.0 software adds over fifty new features to the world’s most advanced audio DSP control software, including context-sensitive help, new module information, and an order-of-magnitude faster operation. The Symetrix Automix Matrix 780 is the latest in the Integrator Series of products for cost-efficient and feature-rich installations in bars, restaurants, hotels, clubs, and other small to medium-sized venues. more

RF CENTRAL OFFERS TELEVISION STATIONS ENHANCED FLEXIBILITY WITH LAUNCH OF RFX-DIGITAL FIXED LINKS

rfx-gl-digital-fixed-links.jpgCarlisle, PA, January15, 2009 – RF Central, a Brand of The Vitec Group, is proud to introduce its new family of digital fixed links, the GL Series, to broadcasters throughout the country. As an ideal solution for Studio Transmitter Link (STL), Transmitter Studio Link (TSL) and Inter City Relay (ICR) applications, the versatile GL Series modular platforms offer the use of different boards, allowing the units to accept analog video, E3, EI (4x), ASI or SDI inputs with the option of mixing signals together and sending all signals over a single link. more

Pantel’s New Addition to Waterproof “Mirror? LCD HDTV Line Makes a Splash

Pantel Waterproof “Mirror? LCD TVGARDEN GROVE, Calif., Jan. 15, 2009 — Pantel (www.panteltv.com), the worldwide leader in outdoor weatherproof TV solutions, is proud to announce that it has added to its new waterproof “Mirror TV? product line, and the new 42-inch model made quite a splash when it was launched at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held in Las Vegas, Nev. from Jan 8-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The PAN-42MR joins the current acclaimed lineup of 20-, 26-, and 32-inch screen sizes, which are perfect not only for certain outdoor applications, but specifically for indoor applications such as bathrooms, showers, and saunas, as well. more

Draper Introduces Fine Art for FlatScreens

tapestry-shades.jpg(Spiceland, Ind.) – A leading provider of motorized projection screens, window coverings and projector lifts has joined forces with the world’s largest weaver of tapestries. Screen manufacturer Draper, Inc. and Fine Art Tapestries introduce Fine Art for FlatScreens, which conceals a flatscreen television with a stunning work of art and reveals it at the touch of a switch or wireless controller. more

Draper Adds Lift for Use on Stages and in Other Public Venues

Draper TorkStar(Spiceland, Ind.)—Draper’s new TorkStar Utility Line Set is designed to raise and lower a wide range of products commonly used on stages, in gymnasiums and churches and other public venues.

TorkStar is an inherently safe, simple lifting system designed for intermittent usage, which can be used to raise and lower lighting, speakers, backdrops, scenery, banners, flags, projection screens and more.

TorkStar eliminates the need for stepladders, scaffolding, or lifts to service or change lamps, filters, or other ceiling suspended items. In the event of an electrical outage or motor failure, there is sufficient braking capacity to arrest the entire system.

TorkStar is the latest addition to Draper’s Conceal/Reveal product line. For more information on the TorkStar, go to www.draperinc.com/go/TorkStar.htm.

Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom Gets NEXO and Yamaha Facelift

manhattan-centers-grand-ballroom-nexo-geo-s-12-and-yamaha-m7cl.JPG─Room Upgrades Include a NEXO GEO S12 Line Array and Two Yamaha M7CL Digital Consoles─

BUENA PARK, Calif.─Originally built as the Manhattan Opera House in 1906 by Oscar Hammerstein I, the Manhattan Center boasts a rich history of entertainment, corporate and cultural events. Now, more than 100 years later, the building still serves the metro New York area with two unique event spaces – The Hammerstein and The Grand Ballrooms. The flexibility of these rooms, along with their connection to in-house recording and television studios, allows clients to transform the rooms to suit any style of event, from corporate events, rock concerts, and television shoots to trade or fashion shows and product launches. more

RF CENTRAL OFFERS TELEVISION STATIONS ENHANCED FLEXIBILITY WITH LAUNCH OF RFX-DIGITAL FIXED LINKS

Carlisle, PA, January15, 2009 – RF Central, a brand of The Vitec Group, is proud to introduce its new family of digital fixed links, the GL Series, to broadcasters throughout the country. As an ideal solution for Studio Transmitter Link (STL), Transmitter Studio Link (TSL) and Inter City Relay (ICR) applications, the versatile GL Series modular platforms offer the use of different boards, allowing the units to accept analog video, E3, EI (4x), ASI or SDI inputs with the option of mixing signals together and sending all signals over a single link. more

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HOT NAMM NEWS: ENTER SENNHEISER’S STAGEMEISTER COMPETITION!

stagemeister_logo.JPGANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 2009: Audio specialist Sennheiser is getting the new (concert) year off to an exciting start by launching a roadie competition. The Sennheiser StageMeister Contest at www.sennheiser-stagemeister.com offers entrants the opportunity to accompany a touring band as a roadie. The competition is supported by Sennheiser subsidiaries and partners around the globe, who will provide practical training for the winners. The competition is being launched at the NAMM show and will start by searching for a roadie from the USA and Canada, before focusing on entrants from Europe during the second round in April. The band that the North American roadie winner will accompany for a week during the 2009 summer festival season will be Simple Plan from Canada. more

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