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AUDIO-TECHNICA MICS CHOSEN FOR THE 12TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR AT THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY

— Audio-Technica continues to be the overwhelming microphone of choice at the 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony —

STOW, OH, April 7, 2009 — For the 12th year in a row, a broad range of Audio-Technica microphones was selected to outfit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. A-T supplied over 50 mics to capture the audio for this widely celebrated musical event, which took place at Cleveland’s Public Hall. The 24th annual induction ceremony of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was held on April 4, 2009, with inductees including guitarist Jeff Beck, R&B vocal group Little Anthony & the Imperials, heavy metal legends Metallica, hip-hop pioneers Run-D.M.C., soul/gospel singer-songwriter-guitarist Bobby Womack, “Queen of Rockabilly? Wanda Jackson, and instrumentalists/sidemen Bill Black, DJ Fontana and Spooner Oldham. The show was broadcast live on Fuse and www.fuse.tv. more

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Apantac Strengthens Sales Team with New Appointments

apantac3.jpgIndustry veterans join growing Multiviewer and Signal Processing Equipment Provider

Apantac LLC, a leading designer and developer of high quality, cost effective image and signal processing equipment today announced four new appointments to their global sales team.

Dave Campbell serves as Apantac’s Eastern Regional Manager, and is responsible for strengthening Apantac’s presence in the Eastern region of the United States. Dave has over 20 years of experience in the Broadcast and ProAV markets and has held various sales, business development, and product management positions at a number of organizations, including BTS, Philips Broadcast, and Thomson Grass Valley. more

‘West Side Story’ and Studer Vista 5 Hit Broadway To Great Acclaim

The highly anticipated production of ‘West Side Story’ recently opened at the Palace Theatre on Broadway with a Studer Vista 5 digital console providing outstanding audio quality and versatility to the production. The iconic production makes its return to Broadway after a 29-year absence and sound designer Dan Moses Schreier and his associates selected the Vista 5 for its extensive capabilities and outstanding audio quality. more

Magenta Introduces HD-One for HDMI Signal Distribution over Single UTP Cable

New Milford, CT, April 7, 2009 – Magenta Research, a recognized leader in HD-Onevideo, audio and control signal distribution and switching over structured cabling, announces the immediate availability of HD-One, an HDMI video and audio extension product that utilizes a single Cat6 cable.

HD-One is fully HDCP-compliant and capable of extending uncompressed 1080p video with audio to 150ft/46m or 1080i/720p video with audio to 200ft/61m. A plug and play device, requiring no adjustments or tuning, HD-One utilizes only a single power supply on the transmitter end, eliminating the need for an extra power outlet and cabling at the receiver end. For added installation convenience, mounting tabs are built into both the HD-One transmitter and receiver. more

NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR OF NEUTRIK® USA, INC. APPOINTED

Pete MilberyLAKEWOOD, NJ – Neutrik AG has appointed Pete Milbery as new Managing Director of Neutrik USA Inc. as of April 1, 2009.

Pete Milbery had been responsible as western regional sales manager of NEUTRIK USA Inc. (Denver, CO). Before joining Neutrik in 2005, Milbery worked at Newark in sales and sales management for 15 years. more

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Aurora Multimedia’s Control Solutions Help Colorado’s Radiant Church Bring Message to Over 1000 Members in Renovated Facility

MORGANVILLE, N.J. ― April 7, 2009 ― Aurora Multimedia today announced that Radiant Church in Colorado Springs, Colo., is using the company’s WACI NX+™ control system, WACI-PAD control panel, and IBZ-1041W wireless touch panel in its newly renovated facility. Installed by Cincinnati-based Worship Resources, a church A/V specialist, Aurora’s control solutions are providing video switching between multiple projectors, cameras, monitors, and feeds for digital signage. more

Vitec Group’s RF Extreme Lands $2.5 Million Dollar Project With City Of Houston Police Department’s Air Wing

HOUSTON, TX – Nucomm and RF Central, part of The Vitec Group’s RF Extreme business unit, is shipping $2.5 million worth of equipment to the City of Houston as part of a Homeland Security grant. After surveying the area and establishing a design strategy to accommodate the City’s helicopter fleet, microwave downlink and receive products are being delivered in an effort to transition its law enforcement department from analog to digital. In addition to providing equipment, RF Central is managing the entire installation and integration of the contract. more

NO THEATRICS WITH SAN MATEO HIGH SCHOOL’S NEW WIRELESS SYSTEM

metzler_hi.jpgSan Mateo, CA – April 2009… When it comes to student theatrical productions, San Mateo High School’s award-winning drama program is tough to beat. With strong support from the parent’s Boosters organization, the well known program presents three mainstage productions each year while educating scores of dedicated students in all aspects of stagecraft. The San Mateo High School drama program has been so successful, numerous graduates have gone on to find success both on Broadway and in Hollywood. With such an ambitious curriculum, it comes as no surprise that the program’s leadership would want the best possible equipment for its charges. So when the Boosters recently decided to invest in wireless microphone technology, they purchased a sizeable system drawn from components in the Lectrosonics catalog. more

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Crestron Prevails at Cedia Awards 2009

Crestron Solutions and Projects Dominate Awards Ceremony in London

LONDON, UK, April 7, 2009 — Crestron was recognized as “Best Trade Supplier? at the CEDIA Awards 2009, held on Friday, April 3rd at The Brewery in London. In addition, seven out of nine installation category winners featured Crestron technology. more

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Scharff Weisberg Lights G-Star Raw Runway Show At Fall Edition Of Fashion Week

GStarAlthough New Yorkers were distinctly feeling spring feverish it was time for Mercedes-Benz Fall 2009 Fashion Week recently where G-Star Raw showcased its Fall 2009 collection with lighting and audio support from Scharff Weisberg.

Headquartered in the Netherlands, G-Star hired Dutch company Sightline Productions to handle the technical direction for the show with New York City’s Dizon Inc. acting as the onsite production company. The star-studded runway show was held in the Hammerstein Ballroom where Scharff Weisberg was tasked with getting the rig up and working in just one day without disrupting the venue’s house rig. The lighting complement featured more than 100 moving lights. more

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