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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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Shure Acquires Crowley and Tripp

SHURE ACQUIRES CROWLEY AND TRIPP RIBBON MICROPHONES

Niles, IL, and Ashland, MA, April 6, 2009 – Shure Incorporated, the venerable manufacturer of microphone legends like the SM57 and SM58®, today announced the acquisition of Crowley and Tripp Ribbon Microphones from Soundwave Research Laboratories of Ashland, Massachusetts. Under a definitive agreement, Shure now owns all intellectual property, microphone process equipment, product designs, and other important assets related to the Crowley and Tripp line. Shure will manufacture ribbon microphones in its Wheeling, Illinois, facility using the revolutionary, patented Roswellite™ shape-memory acoustic ribbon material developed by Soundwave Research. more

ASHLY NOW SHIPPING THREE NEW NE SERIES AMPLIFIERS

ne_series_amps.JPGWEBSTER, NEW YORK – APRIL 2009: Ashly Audio has expanded its NE (Network Enabled) Series of Ethernet-equipped products with three new two-channel power amplifiers that are designed to meet the needs of the performance installed sound and constant voltage markets. The ne800, ne1600 and ne2400 – respectively delivering 400W, 800W and 1200W per channel at four ohms – offer easy setup, control and monitoring using standard 10/100 Ethernet protocol and Ashly’s Protea NE software. They may optionally be factory-fitted with Protea DSP, an AES/EBU digital input module and enabled for CobraNet or EtherSound network audio. more

HME Introduces CL200 Call Light Actuator to Complement Features of WS200 Wireless Speaker Station

cl200_ws200_color_bg.jpgSAN DIEGO — HME recently announced the release of its innovative WS200 Wireless Speaker Station – the industry’s only wireless speaker station with full-duplex, two-way communication capability. HME now introduces the CL200 Call Light Actuator, a practical complement to the WS200, providing added functionality.

The convenient CL200 Call Light Actuator can be used to send and receive “CALL? signals from any two-wire intercom or directly from the CL200’s “CALL? button. Trigger the audio and/or “CALL? light on the WS200 to alert your crew to action. more

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HME Introduces New HS16 Lightweight Headset

hs16_color_bg.jpgSAN DIEGO, CA – HME is pleased to announce the release of its new HS16 Lightweight Headset, an incredibly durable headset with directional microphone, for their DX Series of Digital Wireless Intercom Systems. The HS16 is lightweight for user comfort, sturdy to ensure reliability and prolonged durability, and was engineered for the superior sound clarity required for intercom communication. more

ELECTROGRAPH BIANNUAL CATALOG SPOTLIGHTS TOOLS FOR RESELLER SURVIVAL AND SUCCESS

March 18, 2009 – HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK – Electrograph Systems, Inc. is encouraging resellers to persevere through lackluster times while providing ways to do just that in its 2009 Volume One biannual company catalog. Designed for resellers of consumer, professional, IT and peripheral technology products, the new Electrograph catalog is now available in hard copy, as well as the popular nxtBook format, which has a searchable index for easy online reference. more

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Coldwater Studio Wins an Award for the First Project Mixed on its Rupert Neve Designs 5088 Console

Los Angeles, CA (April 6, 2009)–When Kerry Brown took delivery of a 32-input Rupert Neve Designs 5088 at his Coldwater Studio facility in Los Angeles last year he immediately put it to work on a project that really put the analog mixing console through its paces. “If All Goes Wrong,” a two-disc DVD feature-length documentary film and concert video of the Smashing Pumpkins, was mixed in 5.1 on the stereo Rupert Neve Designs 5088 without the aid of automation — and won the Cinema Audio Society Award for outstanding DVD Original Programming in February. more

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ALTINEX ANNOUNCES AVSNAP™ PROFESSOR

Brea, CA – March 26, 2009… Altinex, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of Modular AV Solutions™, is pleased to announce AVSnap Professor, a weekly e-newsletter campaign, designed to help users of the popular AV design tool AVSnap become more productive – one week at a time.

AVSnap Professor is a weekly quick-read newsletter based on a single productivity-centric topic and is emailed to subscribers. Altinex supports an Opt-Out email policy to easily remove subscribers from the distribution list should subscribers want to discontinue the free service. AVSnap Professor sample topics include “Building and Inserting AV Objects?, “Creating an AV Library of Objects?, “Snapping Sources to Devices?, and “Generating Product Material Lists?. more

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