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The EDGE Distributors Group Appoints LK Stockroom as Florida Member

Fort Wayne, IN – August 4, 2009 – The EDGE Distributors Group — a rapidly growing service-oriented group of 12 independently owned regional distributors catering primarily to custom install and residential systems integrators — today announced the appointment of LK Stockroom in Florida.

Principal Seth Kaplan says, “Starting as a rep firm (LK & Associates, Inc.) over 23 years ago, building lasting relationships and later establishing LK Stockroom in 1995 to meet the just-in-time needs of today’s custom installer has all contributed to our success. We have set-up our market so that our lines are readily on hand as well as profitable for our dealers. We are confident that this success will serve The EDGE Group, vendor partners and customers alike.? more

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The EDGE Distributors Group Appoints Ron Harker as Executive Director

ron-harker_new-edge-director-headshot.JPGFort Wayne, IN – August 4, 2009 – The EDGE Distributors Group — a rapidly growing service-oriented group of 12 independently owned regional distributors catering primarily to custom install and residential systems integrators – today announced the appointment of Ron Harker as Executive Director.

Harker is veteran of the consumer electronics industry. He began his career in 1987 with Highland Appliance and went on to work for retailers Sound Pro and Classic Stereo. more

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Rainbow, electro-acoustical prediction software from VMB

Cardioid designValencia, Spain, August 2009 – VMB is pleased to announce the availability of Rainbow, its electro-acoustical prediction software for the company’s speaker systems, boasting horizontal as well as vertical modelling.

Windows-based, Rainbow allows simulation of complete systems, such as a main large format array complemented by a smaller delayed array and front-fills. Thus, its library of loudspeaker systems includes, not only the company’s self-powered line array modules with built-in inclinometer (LX-V8 and LX-F6 with accordion-folded ribbon HF driver), but also models from its PHASE or ADP lines.

Jesús Fuentes, National Sales Director, comments: “Customers need to model a complete system. Generic software is OK if only a single array is used. In practice, however, fill systems are usually required. One must also examine what’s happening in the horizontal plane, not just vertically. So the only way to provide a more

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TV Magic Integrates New Studio and Post-Production Facility for Mexico’s Universidad Iberoamericana

SAN DIEGO — Aug. 4, 2009 — Broadcast systems integrator TV Magic today announced that it has provided consulting and integration services for the new Centro de Comunicación Audiovisual y Multimedia (Center for Audiovisual Communication and Multimedia, or CECAM) at Mexico’s Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA Tijuana) in Playas de Tijuana, Baja California. The studio and post-production facility serves as a teaching and training tool for UIA Tijuana film and television production students and supports their creation of news programs, talk shows, and other broadcast content. more

RTI’s T1-B Now Shipping; Offers Integrators Sleek, Sexy, Cost-Effective Control Option for Media Systems

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Aug. 4, 2009 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), a leading manufacturer of professional-grade, integrator-friendly control solutions, is now shipping its T1-B universal controller, a sleek remote that offers intuitive, customizable control in a sexy design worthy of any home or office environment. The T1-B, which represents the second generation of RTI’s popular T1 universal system controller, is available at a low MSRP of just $349, giving installers the sophisticated functionality of more expensive touch screen controllers at a much lower price point. more

Peterbilt Truck Centers Feature StrandVision Digital Signs

JACKSON, Miss. – Aug. 4, 2009 – Peterbilt Truck Centers, with locations in Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana and Alabama, has added StrandVision Digital Signage to its marketing mix here, with plans to install it at all seven locations. more

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Deep Purple Rocks Dubai Bike Week With JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays

Regional live event production company SLS Productions recently provided a JBL VERTEC® line array system for the 3-day, fourth annual Dubai Bike Week celebration. The festival, which drew more than 25,000 visitors, motorcycle lovers and Harley-Davidson club members, was capped off with a concert by the iconic hard rock group Deep Purple. Event promoters Live Nation and MECOM contracted SLS Productions to provide the sound, lighting and video systems for the event.

Held in Festival City, Dubai Bike Week featured the latest in motorcycles, ATVs, apparel, accessories, custom-designed bikes and motorcycle-related products from major international brands from Europe, the United States, Canada, Italy and Japan. In addition to Deep Purple, other entertainers included the Scorpion Customs stunt team, DJ GQ and his stunt team of bikers, as well as local bands including Juliana Down, Abri, Lumi, The Meerkats, Paul Akiki and Jonas Desai.

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Crown I-Tech HD Hits the Big Screen To Power Marcus Theatres® UltraScreen® At North Shore Cinemas

In a unique fixed installation where high performing sound systems are critical, North Shore Cinemas, a Marcus Theatres® Cinema in Mequon, Wisconsin has chosen Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers to power its UltraScreen® theaters. The theater is the first to deploy I-Tech HD to power its audio systems.

Mark Collins, Director of Projection Technology for Marcus Theatres, explained the decision to go with I-Tech HD’s for this environment was a logical choice. “I know that a lot of the technology in the amplifier was built with the tour sound market in mind. However, I think this type of application is even more demanding than having the equipment on the road because the amplifiers are constantly running. For cinemas you need power and reliability. These amps give us a ton of headroom and with Crown you know you are getting a great product,? said Collins.

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New Online Communities, Tools and Training Aids from Soundcraft and Studer

No matter where you are—on tour, in the studio, at a venue or home—interacting with Harman’s two console companies has never been easier thanks to the recent launch of a range of online facilities and social networking sites. The new tools help you get the best out of your audio system, or for those who haven’t used a console before, how to choose the right one and instant training on how to use it properly.

The new Studer website, www.studer.ch , features whitepapers on Mixing in Surround, Virtual Surround Panning, and how to measure the true quality of sound. A series of tutorial videos can be downloaded explaining and demonstrating operational philosophies of the Vista digital console range. With Studer’s product range now spanning more audio markets, the site also features application-specific areas for broadcast, live sound, theatre, performing arts centres and Houses of Worship, with dedicated news sections more

Coemar Infinitys, Parlite LEDS Light ‘Em Lucky For Premios Juventud Youth Awards ’09

PremioMusic, dance, movies, fashion, sports…Coemar lights, like Hispanic youth, have always been on the pulse of it all. This time, it was for Univision’s 6th annual Premios Juventud Youth Awards, broadcast live July 16th at BankUnited Center at University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus.

The votes were in online, as Infinity Wash S, Spot S, Wash XL, ACL, and Coemar ParLite Led lights bestowed billowy brilliance upon the glamorous goings-on at the 8,000-seat, 25-suite spread.

The show’s lighting designer Carlos Colina needed potent fixtures to combat the show’s design, which was based around a clear plexiglass set piece afront abundant video. David Ayala was employed to handle all the movers. This was the first time the team used the S-spot and S-wash’s, and they definitely impressed with their power. They often had to reign in their output, which is impressive for a more

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