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Harkness Screens Showcases Perlux 220 For 2D/3D at ShoWest 2009

Perlux 220Harkness Screens, the world’s leading manufacturer of projection screens for cinema applications, showcases Perlux 220 at this year’s ShoWest (Booth 1814). Perlux 220 offers increased screen brightness for larger screens with active and passive 3D technologies (not using polarized light), such as Dolby 3D, and for large 2D screens. more

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Delta Music Institute Opens With Peavey Endowment

DMI student Vickie Jackson operates front of house sound with Peavey sound equipmentCLEVELAND, Miss. — Peavey Electronics has endowed a major musical-equipment grant totaling $60,000 to support curricula at the Delta Music Institute, a center for interdisciplinary studies in the music and entertainment industries at Delta State University.

“The music of the Mississippi Delta has influenced countless musicians around the world, and it inspired my lifelong passion for making the tools that allow us to create music,? said Hartley Peavey, founder and CEO of Meridian-based Peavey Electronics Corporation, one of the world’s largest makers of music and sound equipment. “I hope that this endowment will act as a bridge to link the rich musical legacy of the Delta region to the next generations of music professionals.? more

Michael Doucot appointed Regional Account Manager for Communications Systems

mike_doucot.jpgBosch Security Systems, Inc., Communications Systems Division is very pleased to announce that Michael Doucot has accepted the position of Regional Account Manager for Communications Systems in the MNDak (Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Western Wisconsin) territory.

Responsible for the pro audio brands Dynacord, Electro-Voice, Klark Teknik, and Midas, Doucot will make a seamless transition into his new position, being well-known by many Bosch customers thanks to his previous positions – Live Sound Specialist, Inside Sales and Customer service.

“I’m very happy to be on the Central District Team,? Doucot says, “and, as a direct employee of Bosch, I will be able to utilize internal resources in a manner which will serve our customers better than ever before.?

Michael Doucot can be reached at michael.doucot@us.bosch.com

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Major Electro-Voice installation at Chilean soccer stadium

estadio_german_becker.jpgThe recently renovated Estadio Germán Becker (Temuco, Chile), one of Chile’s finest sporting venues, is the latest in a series of major South American stadiums to be fitted with a large scale, state-of-the-art Electro-Voice sound system. more

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BTX Selected as U.S. Distributor for Dataprobe’s iBoot and iBootBar Remote Reboot and Power Management Solutions

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. ― March 10, 2009 ― BTX Technologies today announced that it has partnered with Dataprobe, an innovator of system disaster prevention, disaster recovery, and remote site management technologies, as U.S. A/V and broadcast market distributor for the company’s iBoot and iBootBar. Under the agreement, BTX will provide sales and support for the remote reboot and power management solutions as Dataprobe extends its market presence in the A/V and broadcast industries. more

WIREWORKS INTRODUCES NEW BG CABLE ASSEMBLIES AT NAB 2009

~Featuring Wireworks Cabling with Neutrik’s convertCON Connector ~

bg_cable_pressLAS VEGAS, NV – Wireworks, the leading innovator of audio/video cabling systems and custom panels, introduces BG Cable Assemblies featuring Wireworks super flexible MusiLUX microphone cable or AES/EBU digital cable teamed with Neutrik’s convertCON connector, at NAB 2009 (Booth C4147).

Wireworks new BG Cable Assemblies can be used in both microphone and line level applications and are ideal for sound engineers, system designers and on-the-go sound techs that require the ability to connect a variety of gear without the hassle of worrying about XLR connector gender issues. Neutrik’s convertCON is a new 3-pin male and female cable connector in a single housing – by simply sliding the housing back and forth, convertCON is transformed from a male to female connector. more

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PLEASANTRY LANE STUDIOS GOES RETRO WITH AURALEX ACOUSTICS AND SUFFOLK STUDIO DESIGN

Pleasantry Lane StudiosDALLAS, TX – Pleasantry Lane Studios, a residential multi-track recording studio located in the Lower Greenville/Downtown area of Dallas, Texas, recently turned to Auralex Acoustics and Suffolk Studio Design to acoustically retrofit its control room, by giving it a classic 70’s design with a modern, superior quality sound.

So as not to interrupt any of Pleasantry Lane’s scheduled studio projects, Suffolk Studio Design, a premier custom studio designer, lead the expansion by working within a six-week time frame and incorporating its own innovative custom acoustical retro design ideas with several best-selling lines of products from Auralex Acoustics, the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions. Integrated Auralex products include the company’s Mineral Fiber sound isolation, SheetBlok Sound Isolation Barriers, Pyramid StudioFoam and SonoFiber panels. more

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Draper Expands Window Shade Manufacturing Capacity

Draper, Inc. has moved its window shade manufacturing operations into a newer and larger building at its Spiceland, Ind. headquarters. The move increases Draper’s floor space for window shade manufacture by more than 50%. “This increased capacity, coupled with our heavy investment in improved order entry software and automated manufacturing equipment, will enable us to continue to grow rapidly in the window shade business,” said Jeff Miller, Manager of Window Coverings for Draper. more

Tinc Design & Productions Delivers Unconventional Lighting Designs On A Budget For Fashion Week Fall 2009

TincFour Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2009 shows were primped and preened to perfection as Tinc Design & Productions provided production support and labor for each of them. Working amidst tight budgets and unconventional venues required quick, on-target thinking for production manager Ryan Kirk and guest designer Seth Bernstein. more

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Innovative Virtual Communication — HyperMirror System Uses HaiVision’s Low-Latency MAKO-HD™ Codec at Osaka University

MONTREAL — March 9, 2009 — HaiVision Network Video, the world’s leading vendor of high definition (HD) H.264 TelePresence codecs, today announced that its hai1020™ network video system and acclaimed MAKO-HD™ H.264 codec are being implemented in HyperMirror*, an innovative integrated solution that brings distance-learning participants into a single virtual room. Developed at Japan’s Osaka University’s graduate school of human sciences, HyperMirror uses the HaiVision encoding system to create a live composite image that incorporates participants from various locations. more

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