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“Party Talk” Confidential Intercom Communications at U.S. Presidential Debates

SAN DIEGO, CA, OCTOBER 29, 2008 – Coordinating behind-the-scene activities for high-profile events like the U.S. Presidential Debates requires secure, crystal-clear intercom communications, allowing producers to speak via a secure wireless intercom and be heard by only that person and relevant staff. The communication has to be interference-free.

As Owner of Best Audio and Director of Audio & Production Communications for the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), Larry Estrin has been outfitting presidential events with communication equipment since 1988. According to Estrin, “HME DX200 Wireless Intercom systems were used at the presidential debates four years ago, and producer Martin Slutsky requested the same for 2008.? Communications with the DX200 system are digitally encrypted and are virtually immune from interference in a crowded RF environment. more

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3G Wireless Turns To Nucomm For ABC Network Presidential Election Coverage

New York, NY, November 3, 2008 – Viewers wanting up-to-the-minute presidential election coverage will not miss a beat as 3G Wireless, a leading microwave transmitter and receiver provider implementing wireless HD technology, provides ABC Network with microwave equipment from Nucomm, a brand of The Vitec Group, for three days worth of its election news. Beginning the eve of Election Day, ABC will begin its pre-presidential election news using an array of Nucomm gear and will continue using the equipment for its Election Day broadcast as well as its post election coverage on Wednesday, November 5. more

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Capitol Sales Company Holds Certification Course for Mitel 3000 Telephone System Training

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 3, 2008—A class hosted by Capitol Sales Company to certify dealers on the Mitel 3000 telephone system exceeded attendance expectations by 50 percent. During late October, Capitol Sales held the popular class at its headquarters in Minnesota.

“The strong interest in this course is a clear indicator that dealers require quality, hands-on education in key categories such as telephone systems,? said Curt Hayes, President and Chief Financial Officer.

The certification course provided an overview of the telephone system features and benefits, configuration of both residential and small office applications, and programming of telephone system and voice mail. Capitol Sales Company provided lunch and the course at no charge to participants. more

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

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. — Nov. 3, 2008 — BTX announced that it has partnered with Matrox Graphics, Inc., the leading manufacturer of specialized graphics solutions for professionals, as the sole A/V distributor in the U.S. for the company’s Matrox Veos™ multi-channel digital extension solution for digital signage installations. Under the agreement, BTX will provide product sales and support as Matrox Graphics extends its market presence beyond IT and into the A/V industry. more

Centronics Now Distributes Platinum Tools

CentronicsSTEVENSVILLE, Md. Nov. 3, 2008 — 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 it now distributes Moorpark, Calif.-based Platinum Tools’ complete line of installation tools and accessories. more

Intelix Introduces High-Definition 110 Punch-down Wallplate Balun

Intelix AVO-V3AD-WP110Middleton, WI- Intelix LLC, U.S. manufacturer of audio/video equipment and software, recently announced the release of the AVO-V3AD-WP110 wallplate balun, which distributes a high-definition component video and digital audio signal up to 500 feet over standard Cat 5 cabling.

The AVO-V3AD-WP110 is one of several new Intelix wallplate baluns featuring 110 punch-down termination. more

HD Camera Website Targeted to Professionals Debuts

HD Camera Guide (www.HDCameraGuide.com) Promotes Higher-Quality Products To Video Professionals using a Wide Range of Free Video and Interactive Tools
New York, N.Y. (PRWEB) November 3, 2008 — Broadcasters and production professionals understand the power of video. Now there’s a unique website that uses video to better inform them on higher-end HD cameras, lenses, and accessories. The new site (www.HDCameraGuide.com) contains exclusive video interviews, product introduction videos, a video-rich educational Learning Center, an Interactive Lens Selector that lets you choose the right HD lens for your camera and application, and many other features. more

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AVIOM ANSWERS AN SOS FROM ABBACADABRA – THE ULTIMATE ABBA TRIBUTE BAND

aviom_adbacadabra_gary-raffanelli.jpgSPARKS, NV—adbacadabra – The Ultimate ABBA Tribute band, travels worldwide performing 20 of ABBA’s greatest hits in full costume. Performing live at various venues and on cruise ships for the past three years, Adbacadabra relies on Aviom’s Pro 16® Series of products for its live performance needs.

In the past two and a half years, adbacadabra has performed on over 20 cruises, in addition to its regular land performances. The band first started using the Aviom gear when, after one of its rehearsals, one of the musicians complained about feedback and noise level, which prohibited him from hearing his monitors. more

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Lee Evans gives it large on CT’s Lighthouse R7-ER LED screen

UK – 3rd November 08 – 59 sold out dates and a total audience figure estimated at 400,000 makes the Lee Evans Big Tour the UK’s largest stand-up comedy tour of 2008. Taking in arenas the length and breadth of the UK, visual appeal was an important factor right from the very start. Lighthouse R7-ER LED screen, supplied by leading audiovisual services company Creative Technology (CT), proved an ideal solution. more

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Alcorn McBride Unveils Digital Binloop HD

Alcorn McBride Digital Binloop HDOrlando, Florida — Alcorn McBride has introduced the Digital Binloop HD, a product that provides playback of up to eight HD video channels in only three rack units. 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. more

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