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InfoComm 2009: URC’s New ZigBee Control System Eliminates RF Collisions

MX-880ZThe MX-880z remote and the MRZ-260 base station comprise a complete system designed to eliminate RF collisions caused by simultaneous button presses in installations with many users in range of each other.

Orlando, FL – InfoComm 09 – Booth 3506 – June 17-19, 2009 – Universal Remote Control®, Inc. (URC), the pioneer in control technology, today introduced its first ZigBee products. The MX-880z is a wand-style ZigBee RF (radio frequency) and IR (infrared) hard-button remote control with a two-inch color LCD screen, while its companion piece, the MRZ-260, is a ZigBee RF-to-IR base station. To further reinforce its commitment to ZigBee technology, URC also announced today that it has joined the ZigBee Alliance, an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost-effective, low-power, wirelessly networked monitoring and control products based on an open global standard. more

SENNHEISER ADDS MZF 8000 FILTER OPTION TO MKH 8000 SERIES TO ENHANCE BROADCAST APPLICATIONS

mzf_8000.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – JUNE 2009: With the new MZF filter module, the MKH 8000 microphone series can provide excellent sound and climate resistance, even in tough broadcasting and film applications. The MZF 8000 filter module effectively suppresses both handling and wind noise. The signal level can be lowered via a high-quality pad allowing it to be optimally adapted to the recording equipment. more

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SENNHEISER’S POPULAR MKH 8000 SERIES GOES DIGITAL

mzd_8000.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – JUNE 2009: Sennheiser is introducing the MZD 8000 digital module for the popular MKH 8000 Series at InfoComm 2009. Now, the MKH 8000 series can be digitalized directly at the microphone head, ensuring a natural sound without any loss of quality.

“A warm, natural, yet fantastically clear and powerful, sound is what makes the MKH 8000 series really stand out,” explains Dawn Birr, Sennheiser’s product manager for professional products. “The new digital module ensures that this sound is maintained in full quality along the entire signal chain, in contrast to conventional digitalization, which uses a separate analogue/digital converter at some stage along the chain. The MZD 8000 digital module eliminates cable losses and, most importantly, features a converter and surrounding circuitry that have been optimally matched to the microphone.” more

Extron Introduces TouchLink Control System

Touch Link FamilyAnaheim, California (June 17, 2009)- Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce TouchLink™, the first fully configuration-based touchpanel control systems with the power to handle the control needs of single display rooms, dual display rooms, divisible rooms, multi-image systems, and video conference suites. TouchLink Control Systems can be deployed much faster than traditional programmable control systems and are easier and less costly to support. The new TouchLink products include three touchpanel models, an Ethernet control processor, and Extron GUI Configurator Software. TouchLink Control Systems integrate seamlessly with the award-winning Extron GlobalViewer® Enterprise software and Free GlobalViewer® Web application for complete A/V resource monitoring, management, and control over a computer network. more

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Extron Premieres New Universal Signal Processor

USP 507Anaheim, California (June 17, 2009)- Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the USP 507, a Universal Signal Processor that provides video scaling, transcoding, as well as analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog video conversion in a single product. The new USP 507 features a seven input switcher that supports all common analog and digital video formats, from composite video to DVI, RGBHV and optional SDI/HD-SDI. Advanced video processing automatically detects the input video format and applies high performance scaling. Two RGBHV outputs are standard, plus an Extron MTP Twisted Pair output that significantly enhances integration flexibility. In addition, optional output boards are available for scan-converted video, DVI, and HD-SDI. The USP 507 is ideal for applications that require universal compatibility to accept any input video format and produce high quality video for display. more

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MEDIAMATRIX® RELEASES NEW CONTROLMATRIX® PAGING CONTROL SYSTEM

MediaMatrix ControlMatrix HostMediaMatrix by Peavey (InfoComm 2009 exhibit #5649) has redesigned its popular ControlMatrix® integrated hardware and software system for streamlined configuration and installation.

ControlMatrix is an extremely powerful paging control system for MediaMatrix digital audio systems, and can be designed as either a centralized, distributed or hybrid system. The new ControlMatrix supports up to 16 stations per host, and the number of hosts can be scaled according to the total number of stations needed. more

L-ACOUSTICS Appoints New International Sales Staff

Owen_and_McCall.jpgMARCOUSSIS, France – June 2009 — L-ACOUSTICS’ worldwide headquarters, located just south of Paris, has appointed two new international sales managers: Tim McCall and Peter Owen.

Owen will handle Northern, Central and Eastern Europe, the Russian Federation, India and the Middle East, a territory he was keen to represent having grown up in Doha. He previously worked for Harman’s UK distributor, Arbiter, Martin Audio and Biamp. “I’ve always admired L-ACOUSTICS for their belief in finding the right partnerships, and not just closing the next sale,” he says. “The products have been at the leading edge for almost two decades now, and it takes something special to stay ahead of the game for that long.” more

AVIOM INTRODUCES PRO64® NETWORK MANAGER™ AT INFOCOMM 2009

aviom_pro64-network-manager.JPGCompany Simplifies Network Management and Streamlines Workflow of Pro64 Series

ORLANDO, FL, JUNE 17, 2009—Aviom, exclusive developer of the world’s most powerful audio transport protocol, A-Net®, will be introducing its Pro64® Network Manager™ PC application at this year’s InfoComm (Booth 6117), June 17-19. While the Pro64 Series is uniquely designed with a simple, front-panel user interface that makes it possible to design sophisticated networks without PC-based programming, the company is introducing a software control application this year for those users who desire centralized control and status monitoring. more

EAW Capitalizes on Its Engineering and Manufacturing Resources in Whitinsville for Custom Products

When Coffeen Fricke and Associates, Inc. (www.cfaconsulting.com) developed a complex specification for the Lincoln Financial Field (home of the Philadelphia Eagles) audio system, they went to several manufacturers of sound technology seeking a solution. EAW was chosen, as they could provide that solution and manufacture the product to exacting specifications. At the EAW Strategic Engineering Group’s offices in Whitinsville, Massachusetts, Kenton Forsythe, EAW’s co-founder/Vice President, Strategic Engineering; Jeff Rocha, Senior Director of Engineering; Joe Fustolo, Director of EAW’s Applications Support Group; and Janet Yacino, who supervises the Build-To-Order (BTO) projects, constitute a brain trust that continuously develops customized solutions for a wide range of applications and users. In the process, those solutions often end up turning into products that benefit the broader industry. more

MULTIDYNE INTRODUCES THE POCKET-SIZE SILVERBULLET™ MINI 3G HD/SDI FIBER OPTIC LINK AT INFOCOMM 2009

New Three-Inch Modules Offer the Industry’s Broadest Range of Digital Rates

multidyne-silverbullet-infocomm-2009.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 the SilverBULLET™ Mini 3G HD/SDI fiber optic link at InfoComm 2009 (Booth 4629). This two-part, transceiver/receiver solution, designed for the transmission of SDI and HD-SDI TV signals over a single-mode fiber optic cable, maintains the signal quality that broadcasters demand – 5 Mbps to 3 Gbps. At just three inches in length, this cost-effective solution is ideal for a wide variety of pro A/V and broadcast applications, including video production and editing, ENG with additional uses for sports teleproduction, field production, remote camera links, cross-campus production, pre-fibered venues and courtesy feeds. more

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