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XANTECH SHIPS RF2IR2w BI-DIRECTIONAL BASE STATION

RF2IR2w— Complementing Xantech’s XTR39 LCD Remote, the RF2IR2w allows wireless RS232 feedback to LCD Remote for sophisticated control systems, perfect for conference rooms, bars/restaurants and houses of worship —

INFOCOMM, ORLANDO, FL, June 17, 2009 — Xantech Corporation, a leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution for 40 years, recently began shipping the new RF2IR2w Bi-Directional RS232 RF Base Station for the XTR39 LCD Remote. Utilizing a robust and reliable 2.4 GHz network (based on the ZigBee IEEE802.15.4 specification), the RF2IR2w units are perfect for Conference Room, Bar/Restaurant and House-of-Worship applications. Each base has four routable IR Output ports as well as a bi-directional RS232 port, allowing for wireless control of any IR and RS232 device while dramatically reducing a facility’s wiring infrastructure. more

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Audio Video Systems Wins Award for Installation of Briefing Room Used by Secretary of Defense and Other Military Leaders

For the second year in a row, Audio Video Systems, Inc. (AVS), a leading systems integration firm for government, military and commercial organizations, has received the “Best Government AV Project (Federal)” award as part of Pro AV Magazine’s second annual Spotlight Awards program. The award was given for the installation of the audiovisual system in the Press Briefing Room (PBR) at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA. more

Vibrant Design’s Christopher Landy Lights “MTV’S Made Hip Hop Dance Challenge

madeMTV’s Emmy Award-winning “Made” series makes teens’ dreams come true. For this season’s finale, Vibrant Design’s lighting designer Christopher Landy helped turn Connecticut’s Coventry High School into a hip hop performance space beyond anyone’s wildest dreams.

After airing the latest slate of episodes where teens made their dreams come true with dedication, hard work and a little help from MTV, the network traveled to the high school to shoot the season finale, “Made: Head to Head Hip Hop Challenge” which featured a competition among three Coventry students. The teens were paired with professional choreographers and taught to be hip hop dancers. Sean Kingston served as one of the Challenge judges, along with Tina Landon and Fonzworth Bentley, and performed a crowd-pleasing set. Andrienne Bailen served as the host. more

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SENNHEISER LAUNCHES MULTI-DIMENSIONAL MARKETING CAMPAIGN CONNECTING CONSUMERS TO “TRUE SOUND”

sound_tour_logo.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – JULY 2009: This summer, headphone manufacturer Sennheiser is connecting consumers across the U.S. and Canada to true sound with an innovative consumer campaign that will drive Sennheiser brand awareness and consideration through an integrated, efficient engagement program – The Sennheiser Sound Tour – and a confident new slogan – “Hear. I Am.” more

Vaddio Exceeds Expectations at InfoComm 2009

hires-infocomm2009boothphoto.jpg MINNEAPOLIS, MN (June 26, 2009) – If you stopped by the Vaddio booth at InfoComm 2009 you witnessed first-hand the buzz and excitement surrounding all of our new products. With new PTZ cameras (the ClearVIEW HD-18 and Canon BU-series cameras), as well as our new switchers (ControlVIEW XHD and ProductionVIEW HD-SDI), we were full of activity. Other products debuted at InfoComm included the new Canon BU-series of PTZ cameras, the ProductionVIEW Precision Camera Controller, as well as a variety of camera mounting brackets. more

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Sennheiser launches innovative Road Trip

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Sennheiser Sound Tour a Major Marketing Event and Online Reality Show

Old Lyme, Connecticut—June 2009— Sennheiser, the company whose name stands for high-quality sound to millions of music enthusiasts and audiophiles around the world, is kicking off a unique new marketing initiative. The Sennheiser Sound Tour commences on July 2, 2009, at Milwaukee Summerfest, the world’s largest music festival. In a fun-focused, music- and games-centric, and decidedly high-spirited fashion the Sound Tour promises to put young (and young-at-heart) consumers in touch with Sennheiser in new and unexpected ways. more

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Stage Research’s New SFX 6.2 Software Affords Complete Cue and Capture Command

6.2Stage Research has just introduced SFX 6.2 trigger-and-play software, rich with SFX updates for great results.

This latest upgrade in the SFX 6 series carries all of the audio file engine, cue and scripting advantages of the original. It’s the major improvements, however, that take it over perhaps the most innovative edge in the industry. more

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Boxmasters Groove With “Cadillac of Mics”

shure-boxmaster-pic.JPGTHE BOXMASTERS STICK WITH SHURE

The Boxmasters (Billy Bob Thornton, J.D. Andrew and Mike Butler) are back with what may be the trio’s best studio offering to date, Modbilly. A two-CD set, the record got an introductory boost with the help of a touring schedule that swept through several House of Blues, South By Southwest, followed by a recent run through Canada, Connecticut, and Massachusetts with Willie Nelson and Ray Price. more

SENNHEISER TEAMS UP WITH FOX SPORTS TO FIND THE NEXT GREAT AUDIO TECH

aldous_stevens.JPGCHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – JUNE 2009: Delivering a successful sports broadcast for network television is as much art as it is science, but a confluence of forces are threatening to make it a lost art practiced only by a graying and ever-shrinking cadre of sages. Sennheiser has teamed up with FOX Sports to reverse that trend with an immensely practical, hands-on, trial-by-fire introduction to real-world sports broadcasting for promising students of telecommunications. David Missall, Sennheiser’s director of market development for the Eastern region, originated the program and selected its first student, junior Michael Stevens of Ball State University, to work with industry veteran Fred Aldous in the FOX Sports mix truck at the Coca Cola 600 NASCAR race in Charlotte, North Carolina. The experience was, in equal parts, demanding, eye-opening, and inspiring. more

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SENNHEISER DOMINATES CMT MUSIC AWARDS

cmt_sugarland.JPGNASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – JUNE 2009: The 2009 CMT Music Awards from Nashville were a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n roll this year, with guest appearances from, quirky new wavers, the B-52s and the new wave of British heavy metal pioneers, Def Leppard, among the night’s highlight performances. Sennheiser wireless microphones and personal monitor systems also made appearances throughout the night’s telecast, during which Sennheiser artists Sugarland and the Zac Brown Band took home awards for Video Duo of the Year and the USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year respectively. more

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