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Scharff Weisberg Supports Colorful National Design Awards Gala At The Cooper-Hewitt Museum

CooperScharff Weisberg worked closely with the Cooper-Hewitt Museum to bring colorful, innovative scenic elements from David Stark Design & Production to life with audio, lighting and video support for the 2008 National Design Awards gala on October 23. The glittering evening, which took place in a tent connected to the museum, numbered New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, Dennis Hopper, Lauren Zalaznick and Martha Stewart among its guests. more

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TODAY’S PANASONIC PLASMA TV’S MIGHT OUTLAST OWNERS

PANASONIC 11 SERIES AND 103-INCH PLASMAS RATED TO LAST UP TO 100,000 VIEWING HOURS UNTIL HALF BRIGHTNESS

Could Take Almost 23 Years to Reach Half-Brightness Based on Standard Commercial Usage

Secaucus, NJ, November 19, 2008 – Panasonic Professional Display Company (PPDC), a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the industry leader in professional Plasma displays, announced that its 11 Series line of 720 and 1080p Plasmas, as well as its industry leading-sized 103-inch Plasma HDTV, have been rated to last 100,000 hours before reaching half their original brightness. This means, based on 12 hours of constant viewing in a business or commercial establishment, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, the 11 Series models and 103-inch Plasma could, on average, take almost 23 years (22.8 years exactly) to reach half of their original brightness level. more

MultiDyne Unveils Latest Advancements in Fiber Optic Transport Technology at Government Video Technology Expo 2008

MultiDyne DVI-5000 Multimode Fiber Optic LinkInnovations include DVI-6000 DVI Fiber Optic Link and LiGHTBoX 3Gb/s Transport Solution

LOCUST VALLEY, NY – MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Systems, a leading provider of fiber optics for the transport of video and audio for broadcast & pro A/V applications, will unveil the latest advancements in fiber optic transport technology at the Government Video Technology Expo 2008 (GV Expo) being held December 3-4, 2008 in Washington, DC (Booth #615). more

Intelix Releases 1×4 VGA, Stereo Audio, and IR/RS232 over Twisted Pair Distribution System

DIGI-VGASD-T4R Balun SetMiddleton, WI- Intelix LLC, U.S. manufacturer of audio/video equipment and software, recently announced the release of the DIGI-VGASD-T4R, a professional-grade active balun set which distributes a single VGA video and stereo audio source to four remote destinations via a single twisted pair cable. In addition, the system also extends RS232 and IR control signals over the same structured cable, thereby consolidating multiple bulky cable runs. more

THE ART INSTITUTES VITALIZE PROFESSIONAL RECORDING PROGRAMS

The Art Institute of Washington, Control Room (photo by Walter Smalling)WSDG Designs Wash. DC & Nashville Teaching Studios – Austin, San Diego Next

ARLINGTON, VA: The Art Institutes is a system of over 40 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. As part of an on-going effort to provide students with exceptional technical support, The Art Institutes is expanding and upgrading the facilities of their professional Audio Production Program. more

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Christie Launches New LCD Projector With 4DColor™ Technology: The Christie LX700

LX700Continuing its role as an innovator in the imaging marketplace, Christie introduces the new Christie LX700 with 4DColor(tm) technology. This new, four-panel LCD projector offers an incredible combination of real color and high brightness in a compact size. At 7,000 lumens and XGA resolution, the Christie LX700 is ideal for large venues, educational facilities, retail environments, corporate boardrooms and training, rental staging and houses of worship. more

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BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER FINDS SUCCESS WITH MIPRO WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY

nlowery_hi.jpgBedford, IN – November 2008 … For the students, faculty, administrators, and others who routinely found themselves onstage before the student body and members of the local community at the Bedford North Lawrence Performing Arts Center, the quality of the facility’s sound reinforcement system was a sore subject. Speakers and performers alike routinely experienced RF (radio frequency) interference, excessive dropouts, and poor sound quality as they struggled with the antiquated wireless microphone system. After determining this unfortunate state of affairs had existed for far too long, officials for the North Lawrence Community Schools decided an upgrade was in order—and they found their solution with wireless technology from MIPRO, distributed in North America by Kansas City, MO-based Avlex Corporation. more

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Listen Technologies Trick or Treats for the Utah Food Bank

Listen Technologies’ Trick or Treat Food DriveListen Technologies Corporation held its second annual Trick or Treat food drive, collecting over 1,300 items of food for the Utah Food Bank.

Utah is ranked 5th in the nation for the highest rate of food insecurity. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Household Food Security reports that more than 345,700 individuals are at risk of missing or skipping a meal due to a lack of resources. The Utah Food Bank supplies food to those in need throughout the year. Listen started holding a Trick or Treat food drive during the month of October to help ensure the food bank will have enough food to give to those in need during the holiday season. more

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Electro-Voice XLD loudspeaker system with FIR-Drive for Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor

crisler_arena_003.jpgA new Electro-Voice XLD very compact line-array loudspeaker system has opened up a new lease on life at Crisler Arena, a 13,500 seat arena at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The state-of-the-art system was designed and installed by TeL Systems (Ann Arbor, MI), and features all DSP control via EV’s NetMax platform with FIR-Drive (utilizing FIR filters). more

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CEDIA Announces New Executive Committee

Ken Erdmann to fill role of chairman as Utz Baldwin transitions to CEO position

INDIANAPOLIS (November 18, 2008)—The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) has announced that Ken Erdmann will serve as chairman of the association’s executive committee, effective immediately. Erdmann has left his post as vice chairman to fill the role recently vacated by Utz Baldwin, who was announced Monday as CEDIA’s new CEO. more

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