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Tim McGraw Tour Enlists Peavey® Versarray™ Line Arrays

Tim McGrawTim McGraw’s Live Your Voice Tour has chosen the ribbon-loaded Peavey Versarray line-array system for two stages on the country-music superstar’s 2008 North American dates.

Dave Albro—a veteran live-sound engineer whose mixing credits include Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Roy Clark—and A2 Devan Skaggs are running two separate Peavey Versarray systems for Road Dog Touring, one configured for the Frito’s® Style Sonic Stage and a second system on McGraw’s VIP Stage. more

Summer Festival Season Rolls On With Proshow Systems And New JBL VERTEC® Line Array System

Underscoring the continued adoption of JBL VERTEC® line arrays by leading regional rental and touring sound firms, Proshow Systems recently added a large VERTEC system to its inventory. Proshow Systems has already provided VERTEC for numerous events throughout the southeast United States during the summer festival season. more

Famous Turin Theatre Upgrades With Soundcraft Vi6™

Teatro Regio di Torino (Turin Royal Theatre), one of Italy’s most famous and prominent opera houses, recently installed a Soundcraft Vi6™ digital console as part of an equipment upgrade.

The theatre dates back to the 1740’s when the Nuovo Teatro Regio (New Royal Theatre) was inaugurated. It went through several changes of use before being restored to its original name, and after a period of financial crisis it was taken over by the municipality in 1870. more

Studer Is At The Heart Of The Kingdom’s HD Program

Three orders totaling seven digital audio broadcast consoles have put Studer at the heart of the ongoing program to upgrade TV facilities for the state-run SAUDI TV in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Studer has supplied seven Vista 5 consoles to the Ministry of Culture and Information, which takes responsibility for the Kingdom’s television broadcasting, and operates the four networks of Saudi TV. more

The grandMA Rocks The House For “Wrestlemania”

WrestlemaniaAt World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) slammin’ “WrestleMania? there’s even room for grandMA. Media server programmer Peter Acken tapped one grandMA, one grandMA Light, and grandMA on PC for “WrestleMania XXIV? at Orlando’s Citrus Bowl, where they were primarily used to control servers, and the “Big Lights?, Syncrolights, which were utilized for the big crowd shot moments. A.C.T Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America. more

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RTS & Telex Intercom: Are you ready for the Olympics? We are!

Intercom technology the world can rely on.
Just a short while before the Olympics! TV crews from around the world are already in the starting blocks and are wrapping up the final tasks in their arduous preparation. There is no doubt that the sweat will bead on the athletes; and the technicians who will cover the show for a little over two weeks and ensure that the broadcasts take place perfectly, will certainly feel a similar strain of endurance.
In an event of this scale communications equipment must be fail-safe, but a technical incident is still possible in any situation. That is why RTS & Telex Intercom mobilized their teams to ensure the greatest sporting event in the world is broadcast reliably. All clients using RTS & Telex intercom systems can rely on systems engineers dispatched on-site and posted remotely. With this commitment, RTS & Telex unite their resources to ensure that the greatest victory (yours) is realized. There is no doubt that together, we will continue to live the motto left by Pierre de Coubertin: “Citius, Altius, Fortius” (Swifter, Higher, Stronger).
For more information, visit the RTS & Telex Intercom website: www.telexintercoms.com

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RF CENTRAL LLC AWARDED GSA SCHEDULE 58 CONTRACT NO. GS-03F-0083U

Carlisle, PA – RF Central LLC, a leading microwave technology provider and brand of The Vitec Group, is pleased to announce it has received US General Administration Services (GSA) Schedule Group 58 Contract Award, No. GS-03F-0083U. This contract will enable US federal government entities to acquire an array of terrestrial microwave equipment along with RF system design, installation, and repair services directly from RF Central. more

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NuVision® Adds New FX5 120Hz Models to Full Lucidium Series 1080p Deep Black™ LCD Flat Panels Lineup

Scottsdale, Ariz., August 7, 2008 – NuVision® U.S. Inc., a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based manufacturer of high performance 1080p Deep Black™ LCD displays, is proud to announce it will feature three new models within its complete lineup of acclaimed Lucidium Series Deep Black LCD HDTVs at the 2008 CEDIA Expo, held in Denver from Sept. 4-7 at the Colorado Convention Center, booth 950. The 42-, 47, and 52-inch “FX5 120Hz? models will join the Lucidium Series lineup of 22-, 26-, 32-, 37-, 42-, 47-, 52, and 65-inch models, which are now all shipping. The new FX models are scheduled to ship Q4 ‘08. more

THE VITEC GROUP RF SYSTEMS WELCOMES INDUSTRY VETERAN STEPHEN SHPOCK AS PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR

steve_shpock_headshot.JPGHACKETTSTOWN, NJ, AUGUST 7, 2008 – Twenty-four year microwave industry veteran Stephen W. Shpock has recently joined The Vitec Group RF Systems (VGRFS) as the company’s new president and managing director. VGRFS is a business unit of the Broadcast Systems Division of The Vitec Group, plc. It is comprised of the leading wireless link companies Microwave Services Corporation (MSC), a leading microwave repair facility; Nucomm, a major global provider of fixed and wireless links; and RF Central, a leading distributor and integrator of microwave products. In his new position, Shpock will oversee all three of these prestigious U.S.-based companies and be responsible for their operations worldwide. more

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ATLANTIC CITY NEXT STOP AS YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO SYSTEMS PRESENTS NEXO S12 LINE ARRAY SHOWCASE

nexo-geo-s1230low.jpgBUENA PARK, Calif.─Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. invites all Atlantic City and Southern New Jersey dealers, consultants and end users to attend a NEXO S12 Series Line Array Showcase on Wednesday, August 20 between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm to be held in the Superstar Theater at Resorts International located at 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey. more

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