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HARKNESS SCREENS PROVIDES OUT OF THIS WORLD IMAGES FOR SHUTTLE LAUNCH EXPERIENCE

Custom Curved Screen Required Unique Design and Installation

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL, JUNE 17, 2009 — Harkness Screens, the world’s leading manufacturer of projection screens for entertainment venues is helping take visitors on a journey into space as part of the Shuttle Launch Experience at the Kennedy Space Center. more

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY’S FORMULA SAE PROJECT TAKES A DRIVE WITH NEUTRIK

~ Neutrik Connectors Provide Pivotal Information for Engine Management System ~

Formula SAECORVALLIS, OR — Neutrik USA goes the extra mile for Oregon State University by donating several of its DL Series XLR connectors to the school for its Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) project. Formula SAE is a series of competitions open to students across the globe that features student design and development of small formula-style racecars built to rigid safety and performance specifications. Vehicles are judged in both engineering design and on track vehicle performance. more

Chief 2009-20010 Full-Line & Online Catalog Available!

2009 CatalogMinneapolis, MN. — (June 2009) – www.chiefmfg.com – Chief Manufacturing, the industry leader in projector and flat panel mounts, is excited to announce the release of the new 2009-2010 Product Catalog. The catalog, designed based on feedback from dealers, features a clean look, bright photos, and well-organized product information for a quick read. Hard copies are available, but Chief is also going green by introducing a fast-flip online version! A simple click of the mouse allows users the ability to quickly scan the catalog, or type a keyword in the search box and get immediate access to a specific product. more

Martin Audio Brings Down The Roof At Wimbledon

kat-jenkins-at-roof-ceremony.jpg––Superior Sound Marks Celebration Of Legendary Venue’s New Retractable Roof––

RG Jones Sound Engineering demonstrated the versatility of their custom Martin Audio AM Series distributed stadium system when Wimbledon’s Center Court’s new retractable roof received its inauguration during a TV spectacular this month. more

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SMART unveils new widescreen interactive whiteboard system

smart-podium-right-perspective.jpgSMART Podium ID422w offers users 40 percent more interactive workspace

ORLANDO, Florida — June 17, 2009 — SMART Technologies announces the SMART Podium ID422w (formerly Sympodium™), the latest addition to SMART’s line of interactive pen displays, which includes the ID350 and the ID370. With 40 percent more interactive workspace than the ID370, the ID422w is the company’s first widescreen interactive pen display. High-definition resolution, a 16:9 aspect ratio and 22″ (56 cm) display combine to deliver sharp image quality and exceptional performance. The ID422w is ideal for educators and business professionals who want to add interactivity to lessons or presentations in large boardrooms, auditoriums and classrooms. It connects to a computer and a projector, and outputs everything done on the pen display to a large screen so audiences can see. Users write directly on the screen with the pen, and save and share materials using SMART Notebook software, helping them add visual impact to lessons or presentations. more

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SMART unveils new widescreen interactive whiteboard system

SMART Board 685ix interactive whiteboard system

System virtually eliminates projector shadow and glare

ORLANDO, Florida — June 17, 2009 — SMART Technologies announces the SMART Board™ 685ix interactive whiteboard system  a high-definition, high-performance collaboration tool that virtually eliminates shadows, glare and projector light in the eyes. The fully integrated system comprises a SMART Board 685 interactive whiteboard and the new wall-mounted, ultra-short-throw UX60 widescreen projector with a 16:10 aspect ratio and WXGA resolution (1280×800). As more and more developers of multimedia and video content shift to a widescreen aspect ratio, the projector’s widescreen format provide a future-proofed investment for school districts, post-secondary institutions and businesses. With high-definition image quality and easy access to other peripheral devices from the front of the room, the SMART Board™ 685ix interactive whiteboard system delivers a top-of-the-line interactive whiteboard experience. more

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SMART Hub VE220 brings digital whiteboarding to meeting rooms

smart-hub-se-240-left-side-top.jpgEasy-to-use whiteboarding appliance improves productivity and reduces costs

CALGARY, Alberta — June 12, 2009 — SMART Technologies announces SMART Hub VE220 digital whiteboarding appliance, the latest in its line of meeting-room and collaboration appliances, which also includes SMART Hub SE240 and PE260 collaboration platforms. Designed to bring whiteboarding into the digital age, SMART Hub VE220 connects to a meeting room’s projector and interactive whiteboard to enable sharing of digital materials from a laptop, taking digital notes, drawing diagrams, brainstorming and saving work for easy reference and distribution. The appliance manages the projector and interactive whiteboard to ensure a walk-up-and-use experience. Simply touching a button on the pen tray will immediately activate the appliance and enable digital whiteboarding. It is perfect for meeting rooms without a dedicated computer, but where meeting participants need whiteboarding space and a digital record of their work. SMART Hub VE220 eliminates time spent transcribing flipchart and dry-erase whiteboard notes, which increases meeting productivity and provides basic in-room collaboration. Ideal for the occasional user, the VE220’s intuitive interface allows meeting participants with virtually no digital whiteboarding experience to be instantly productive. more

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AVIOM PRO16® DIGITAL SNAKE PROVIDES FLEXIBLE SETUP FOR SCARBOROUGH CHINESE BAPTIST CHURCH

aviom_scbc_foh.jpgTORONTO, ONTARIO — In response to the significant growth in the size of its congregation, Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church (SCBC) constructed an entirely new facility with three main spaces for large church-related events and worship services. Not only has this sanctuary with its asymmetrical style and high ceilings been recognized for its architectural details (it’s received a Governor General’s Award for Architecture and an Ontario Association of Architects Award for Excellence), but it also offers the latest in digital gear, including a Pro16® Aviom digital snake that is being used to distribute audio in the three main meeting spaces. more

MULTIDYNE INTRODUCES FIBER-COMMS FOUR-WIRE OPTICAL EXTENDER FOR AUDIO FIBER TRANSPORT OF INTERCOM AND IFB AT INFOCOMM 2009

Compatible with MultiDyne, Clear-Com®, Studio Technologies® and RTS® Systems

multidyne-fiber-comms.jpgORLANDO, FL – MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Systems, a premier provider of fiber optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, is introducing Fiber-Comms, a four-wire optical extender designed for intercom lines at InfoComm 2009 (Booth 4629). This advanced fiber optic extender seamlessly transports from one to eight intercom or IFB channels and can also transport control and signaling data.

Addressing the three key areas sought after by professionals in the A/V and broadcast industries, Fiber-Comms allows for greater data transport, over a lighter fiber cable and for a longer distance. When used in conjunction with the MultiDyne COMMS-2000 two-wire to four-wire converter, Fiber-Comms can extend a two-wire system. It is also a cost-effective integrated component for the LiGHTBoX™ field portable fiber optic transport system. more

SHURE CELEBRATES TWO YEARS OF ADVANCED WIRELESS SEMINARS

aws-las-vegas-may-09.jpgNILES, IL, JUNE 22, 2009 – After two years, almost 2,000 attendees have participated in Shure Incorporated’s Advanced Wireless Seminars around the United States, most recently in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. more

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