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Shure Opens and Closes Coachella 2009

coachella-09-paul-mccartney-4-17-09.jpgEMOTIONAL MOMENTS—Marking the 11th anniversary of his late wife Linda’s passing to the day with dedications of “Long and Winding Road? and “My Love Does it Good,? Paul McCartney opened this year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on an emotional and energy-charged note. Packing a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Foxy Lady? and a sing-along version of “Hey Jude? into a 2 ½ hour set including two encores, Sir Paul enthralled the crowd from behind his regular microphone of choice, a hardwired Shure Beta 58. more

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Speco Technologies Introduces Their New Hybrid / H.264 Pentaplex DVR

Speco Technologies TH Series H.264/Hybrid DVRAmityville, NY – May 10, 2009

Speco Technologies new Hybrid, H.264 TH Series DVR features IP and analog camera support as well as advanced H.264 compression algorithms. It is our most advanced series of embedded digital video recorders, yet programming is just like our popular TN Series of DVRs which makes it familiar to use. Pentaplex operation enables simultaneous view live or playback while continuing to record & network transfer. Approximately twice the recorded video can be saved to the hard drive with H.264 compression. The unit is PC and Mac* computer compatible as well. more

Speco Technologies’ Introduces New All Weather EXTREME (AWX) Outdoor Speaker Series

Amityville, NY – May 10, 2009

Speco Technologies announces the launch of their new, high-end outdoor speaker line, the All Weather Extreme (AWX) Series. The AWX Series is the ideal solution where beauty, powerful performance and rugged durability are demanded for both indoor and outdoor, commercial and residential sound installations. more

UVLD Spotlights Unveiling Of Navistar’s International Lonestar Harley-Davidson Special Edition Semi

NavistarThe spotlight was on Navistar’s new International LoneStar Harley-Davidson Special Edition at the 38th annual Mid-America Trucking Show where Unlimited Visibility Lighting Design (UVLD) created the launch’s dramatic lighting system.

The invitation-only launch event, held in Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, unveiled the new semi manufactured by Navistar, Inc. under license from Harley-Davidson. Only 250 of the vehicles will be made in 2009, all in sleeper configuration. They include such features as Harley-Davidson headlamps, Harley badging on the 150-gallon fuel tanks, seven-foot chrome exhaust stacks, Harley gauge faces, silver-and-orange striping over underlying black paint, and a horizontal bar billet-style chrome grill. The cab boasts a 42-inch wide sleeper sofa surrounded by rosewood cabinets and a walnut floor. more

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Mirror Image Internet Taps Wowza for Multi-Protocol Streaming

New York, NY, May 11, 2009 – Mirror Image® Internet, a leading provider of content delivery solutions powered by a patented global network, today announced its partnership with Wowza Media Systems®, an emerging leader in streaming media software, to deliver high-performance streaming via Wowza Media Server® Pro Advanced. Wowza Media Server Pro Advanced is a high-performance, extensible and a fully interactive multi-protocol media server for live and on-demand streaming, chat, and recording. The product enables companies to use streaming protocols that work with Microsoft Corporation’s Silverlight™, Apple Incorporated’s iPhone™, RTMP for Flash®, RTSP/RTP for QuickTime™, and MPEG-TS for IPTV set-top boxes. more

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Premier Mounts Supports the Pro A/V Industry and Digital Signage Needs at InfoComm 09

ANAHEIM, CALIF. (May 8, 2009) – For the third consecutive year, Premier Mounts (www.mounts.com), a leading manufacturer of A/V mounting equipment, will provide mounting solutions for the International Communications Industries Association (ICIA) booths, common show-floor areas and the Digital Signage Application Showcase during InfoComm 09, June 17 -19, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. more

Alcorn McBride Provides 8 channels of HD video in only 3 rack units

Digital Binloop HDOrlando, Florida — Alcorn McBride (InfoComm Booth 3719) will demonstrate the Digital Binloop HD, a product that provides playback of up to eight HD video channels in only three rack units, at InfoComm. Ideal for themed entertainment, museums, and other applications requiring high-resolution video playback, the Digital Binloop HD stores video on CompactFlash so it has no moving parts to wear out and handles video resolutions of 1080i, 720p, 480P/576P, or 480I/576I. The Digital Binloop HD outputs video via HDMI or HD-SDI (SMPTE-292M) with embedded audio. Analog video formats include component (YPbPr) or RGB, with composite Standard Definition monitor output; the unit can offer simultaneous SD and HD monitor outputs. The Digital Binloop HD has a genlock input, allowing it to be locked to house sync. more

Alcorn McBride V16 Pro Offers Superior Connectivity in Show Control

V16 Pro Show ControllerOrlando, Florida, InfoComm Booth 3719 — Alcorn McBride is now shipping the V16 Pro, a versatile, frame-accurate show controller for both serial and network devices. The V16 Pro combines the stability and reliability needed by show professionals with unparalleled connectivity. With 16 serial ports, 16 inputs, 16 outputs, MIDI port and a dual Ethernet interface, the V16 Pro can “talk? to virtually any piece of equipment and can be monitored and programmed from anywhere in the world. more

OMNILINE FLOURISHES IN HISTORIC GOTHIC STRUCTURE

wills-memorial-_1.jpgOne of the UK’s most important gothic buildings recently commissioned a new multimedia infrastructure to extend its functionality within the precincts of Bristol University.

The entire integration at Wills Memorial Building was undertaken by local installer, Sounds Commercial, and was designed and built around two 24-box hangs of Martin Audio’s OmniLine micro line array––the largest single OmniLine source yet installed. more

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Alcorn McBride to show Compact HD Player at InfoComm

Digital Video Machine HDOrlando, Florida — Alcorn McBride (InfoComm booth 3719) has introduced the Digital Video Machine HD™, a high definition video player designed for maximum reliability under challenging conditions. Offering a 30Mbps maximum playback rate in a compact chassis that contains no moving parts, the DVM-8400HD provides superb video quality for a wide variety of applications including theme parks, cruise ships, transportation, museums and display kiosks. more

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