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Westlake High School to Tackle Football Season in HD with Broadcast Pix

(Billerica, Massachusetts)- When the Westlake High School Chaparrals open their football season on Aug. 28, the contest will be produced in high definition using its new Broadcast Pix™ Slate™ 5016Ghh integrated production system. The only high school in the Eanes Independent School District in Austin, Texas, Westlake recently upgraded its video production capabilities as part of a renovation of the school’s 25-year-old Westlake Community Performing Arts Center (PAC).

At football games, student members of the Westlake Technical Entertainment Crew handle all production aspects of the game coverage, from pulling cables to directing the show. Westlake students had been working with a makeshift control room setup at the stadium built around an old analog switcher and a basic graphics system. All video inserts, from bumps to commercials, were fed via a DVD player.

“It was pretty clumsy,? recalled David Poole, managing director of the PAC. “We were looking for more

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Newcomer ihiji Taps 2009 CEDIA Expo to Unveil its Inaugural Product, invision, a 24-hour Remote Home Electronics Systems Monitoring and Management Solution that Empowers Residential Electronics Systems Contractors to Identify and Repair Client System Problems

West Palm Beach, FL – August 13, 2009 – ihiji is inviting 2009 CEDIA Expo attendees to experience its inaugural product, invision, a software solution that grants dealers the ability to remotely monitor, service and maintain their client’s in-home electronic systems including but not limited to entertainment, network, HVAC and lighting. This proactive solution offers dealers a tremendous opportunity to create a recurring revenue stream in the form of a service contract while improving client satisfaction. The company will be demonstrating at the Glenn Hotel (located across from the CNN Center). Dealers interested in arranging a meeting are encouraged to contact ihiji vice president Michael Maniscalco at 888.321.9170 or by emailing Michael.Maniscalco@ihiji.com. more

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Panamax CEDIA EXPO 2009 Preview

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NEW At CEDIA 2009: Panamax/Furman Will Introduce BlueBOLT™

BlueBOLT™, is a new technology providing secure, hosted IP (Internet Protocol) system control over compatible Panamax and Furman products. BlueBOLT leapfrogs other hosted IP solutions by offering unprecedented ease of use through a uniquely rich, modern graphical user interface (www.myBlueBOLT.com) that allows installers to monitor multiple installations across multiple locations. There are no static IP addresses to obtain, port numbers to remember, or new ISP accounts to configure. Unlike traditional IP systems that require a dedicated IT professional or programmer to set up, BlueBOLT offers true plug-and-play more

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

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