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Lighting Designer Jeffery Smith Previsualizes The Gala Opening of Dubai’s Atlantis The Palm At Prelite’s New York Studio

AtlantisFor an event the magnitude of the star-studded grand opening of Atlantis The Palm, the $1.5 billion luxury resort in Dubai, seeing lighting elements programmed prior to the load-in for the gala was essential. Lighting designer Jeffrey Smith selected Prelite to help him previsualize the lighting for the $20 million private party attended by a Who’s Who of A-list celebrities and tycoons on November 20, 2008. Prelite offers lighting designers and programmers a comfortable place to use emerging technologies to previsualize lighting prior to being in the venue. more

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BTX Named Sole A/V Distributor for Matrox Veos™ Multi-Channel Digital Signage Extension Solution

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. ― Jan. 27, 2009 ― In a move to better serve its customers in the western U.S., BTX today announced that it has opened a second distribution center, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. more

Pantel Launches Weatherproof Digital Signage-Specific LCD Monitors

Pantel’s new weatherproof digital signage-specific LCD monitorsGARDEN GROVE, Calif., Jan. 27, 2009 — Pantel (www.panteltv.com), the worldwide leader in outdoor weatherproof TV and monitor solutions, is proud to announce that it will launch multiple new weatherproof digital signage-specific LCD monitors at the 2009 Digital Signage Show (DSE), held in Las Vegas, Nev. from Feb. 24-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth #1853. more

Crestron MLX-2 Remote Now Available

The first Crestron infiNET EX™ 2-Way RF Remote with LCD Display

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, January 27, 2009 – Crestron announces the release of its new, greatly anticipated MLX-2 handheld remote. The MLX-2 is a state-of-the-art handheld controller featuring Crestron infiNET EX™ two-way wireless RF with long-range communications. Advanced mesh network technology give the MLX-2 exceptional reliability, true feedback, and dynamic frequency allocation. Its compact size and ergonomic design facilitates one-handed operation; 57 programmable buttons enable intuitive, tactile control over everything from whole house automation to corporate boardrooms. more

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Hitachi StarBoards Add Up For Kamiakin High School

hitachikamiakin2.JPG- Washington High School Is Utilizing Hitachi StarBoards To Enhance Mathematics Education –

Math class has never been as exciting since Kamiakin High School in Kennewick, Washington upgraded classroom technology with Hitachi Software StarBoard interactive whiteboards. Purchased through Troxell Communications, the school utilizes the Hitachi FXDUO-77 model StarBoard. more

Centronics’ 50th Anniversary ‘09 Catalog Now Available

Centronics’ 50th Anniversary ‘09 Catalog Now AvailableSTEVENSVILLE, Md. Jan. 27, 2009 — Centronics, Inc. (centronics.com), a leading distributor of audio, video, and accessory products for the security, commercial, and residential markets since 1959, is proud to announce that its 2009 product catalog is now available online as well in print formats.

“As we celebrate Centronics’ 50th anniversary, we are proud to offer our new 2009 product catalog…our best product offering ever,? said Tony Pelura, Centronics general manager. “The new catalog not only offers 12 more pages of innovative new products since last year, we have also reduced pricing on many products across the A/V, DBS, off-air, high-definition, home theater, and satellite and antenna categories.? more

Crestron Introduces New Occupancy Sensors

Crestron Green Light™ Expands its Energy Saving Product Line

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, January 26, 2009 – Crestron Green Light occupancy sensors are now available to enhance the functionality of Crestron Green Light™ environmental controls. The new Crestron occupancy sensors have built-in microprocessors and photocells to significantly reduce on-time for lights, cutting energy usage. Climate and device control can also be integrated. Models include wall and ceiling mount versions with a variety of coverage ranges. more

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Robert Juliat Victor Followspots Fit Alice Tully Hall Perfectly

athTwo Robert Juliat Victor 1800W followspots have been installed at the new Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City. The elaborate transformation of the world-famous Tully enclave of music, theater, dance and film was part of a full renovation of all Lincoln Center theaters. This massive, multi-theater project required the pick-up and refurbishment of 150 existing fixtures and included the purchase of a few new ones, including two Robert Juliat Victor followspots. more

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AVIOM’S PRO16® PERSONAL MIXERS KEEP INAUGURAL BALL IN SYNC

Personal Mixing System Provides Clear Communication Between Band Members, Musical Director and Production Crew

WASHINGTON DC, JANUARY 26, 2009—Because this year’s inaugural festivities marked such an important moment in US history, all elements had to be performing at their best, including the audio equipment used by Musical Director Ray Chew at the leadoff Neighborhood Inaugural Ball. When Thom Pesa, monitor mixer for ATK Audiotek, a leading sound reinforcement provider for the professional audio and broadcast industry, began developing the audio setup for the event, he knew they would be including Aviom’s Pro16® system as part of their personal monitoring and communications setup. more

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HaiVision’s MAKO-HD™ Provides Speed, Reliability Key to CRAN Telesurgery Project

MONTREAL — Jan. 26, 2009 — HaiVision Systems Inc., the world’s leading vendor of high-definition (HD) H.264 telepresence codecs, today announced that its hai1000™ codec systems, equipped with the exceptionally low-latency MAKO-HD™ H.264 codec, are being used by France’s CRAN (Research Center for Automatic Control) to support the study of robot-assisted telesurgery. Implemented as part of the RALTT (Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Telementoring and Telesurgery) project at the hospital of Nancy-Brabois, HaiVision’s advanced H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC compression technology enables reliable low-latency transfer of video over a VPN linking two test sites. more

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