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Electro-Voice provides high-performance, high-value sound solutions for Orange County lounges

orth_design_01.jpgOrth Design Corporation (San Clemente, CA) recently outfitted two lounges in Orange County, CA with Electro-Voice ZX and Sx sound systems that provide a perfect balance of performance and aesthetics.

10 ZXA5 powered two-way 15? loudspeakers—the state of the art in high-powered polypropylene enclosure boxes—provide full-range sound at the I-Lounge in Orange County. “They were looking to create a high-energy space for DJs—a club/lounge atmosphere,? Walter Orth explains. “The ZXA5 matched their budget requirements while surpassing the expectations in terms of performance—perfect. We installed eight boxes for the main system—four on each side of the room—plus four QRx218S subs for low-end support, with all the subs powered by a single EV TG-7 amp. Two more ZXA5s serve as DJ monitors. The system has two configurations: one for DJ sets, using all the speakers; one for live performances that only uses the speakers on the rear stage side. The subs are broken out too, running on an auxiliary channel for live performances. For DJs, everything is preset, and runs to the appropriate speakers. more

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Chicago Church chooses Electro-Voice sound

new_mount_pilgrim_baptist_01.jpgAn Electro-Voice sound system has brought a new lease of life to New Mount Baptist Church, which occupies a 100-year old building in Chicago’s West Side. AVI Systems, Inc. completed the system design and installation, balancing state-of-the-art software control with compact, high performance loudspeakers and amplifiers to create a budget-friendly solution. “The church asked me to design a concert sound system rather than a church system,? says Rick Muermann CTS of AVI Systems, Inc. “They have a full band and a lot of audience participation; music is at the heart of their worship style, and they needed a system that could handle a full-on live performance. The sanctuary holds around 500, and the ceilings are about 60-70-feet high. One of the issues was figuring out whether or not to spec a line array. To hang the speakers, we had to climb up above the ceiling on these little 100-year-old walkways. After mapping the room, we found we could cover the entire congregation with just two FRX+ 940 loudspeakers. The walls and ceiling are very ornate, and this provides a nice, streamlined solution that doesn’t compromise the room’s aesthetics. more

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WIREWORKS AV2000 STEPS UP TO THE PODIUM FOR THE SPEECH DEPARTMENT AT HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY

Wireworks AV2000 at HofstraUNIONDALE, NY ­— Hofstra University’s Speech Department required a Smart Podium connectivity system that could easily be moved from classroom to classroom so students could hone their public speaking skills. As a result, the school recently turned to Wireworks Corporation, the leading innovator of audio/video cabling systems, for its AV2000 for Smart Podiums multimedia cabling solution. Wireworks AV2000 for Smart Podiums provided the robust, single connector solution the University was looking for, as the company’s AV2000 is the only multi-pin connector system that can accommodate audio, high definition video, high-speed data, and serial digital interface control signals in a single sophisticated hybrid connector. more

AURALEX GETS PERSONAL WITH ITS SONICPRINT PROPANELS

~ Photos and Logos Can Be Printed on Custom Acoustic Treatments ~

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Auralex Acoustics, the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, is allowing its dealers and customers to get personal with its SonicPrint ProPanels. Users can now download digital personal photography and/or corporate logos to the company’s website to be printed directly onto Auralex’s exclusive, first-to-market custom-printed, artistic ProPanels.

Auralex Acoustics’ new dedicated micro-site, www.auralex.com/sonicprint, is an online portal and direct way for dealers to place orders for the company’s SonicPrint custom ProPanels. Users can upload their own personal photography, corporate logos or other custom images to be printed on the SonicPrint acoustical panels. The site offers Auralex’s entire library of images and design options available for SonicPrint. The gallery is divided into several categories for easy browsing and convenient ordering. Categories include artistic/textures, aquatic/animals, children, cultural, flowers/nature, food/beverage, historic/vintage, humor, independent artists, performing arts, motivational, movies, music, scenic and sports. As an added value, the site features Auralex’s noted Free Room Analysis Form, an installation guide and design and application ideas. more

Scharff Weisberg Supports CNBC’s “Fast Money” On Location From Jazz At Lincoln Center

cnbcScharff Weisberg provided video and audio support for CNBC’s “Fast Money” program when it moved uptown to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Allen Room for Friday’s weekly wrap-up show on September 19.

“Fast Money,” which airs live weekdays at the end of Wall Street’s trading day, is usually telecast from NASDAQ. But four times a year the show takes to the road for programs sponsored by Schwab, which draw audiences of 500 to 2,500 people. more

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CEDIA AWARD WINNING PROJECTS FEATURE CRESTRON

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, October 1, 2008 — The prestigious CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards were announced recently at the CEDIA banquet in Denver, Colorado. When the votes were tallied, the world’s most talented dealers were recognized for the most skilled, creative and professional custom installed systems. Forty nine winners in ten different categories were recognized. Thirty-nine of the forty-nine winners featured Crestron control solutions. more

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Chief® Releases All-in-One Monitor Workstation

kwt110_equip.jpgMinneapolis, MN. — (October 2008) – www.chiefmfg.com – Chief Manufacturing, the industry leader in projector and flat panel TV mounts, is excited to announce the launch of the KWT110 All-In-One Wall Workstation. KWT110 includes Chief’s flexible KWG110™ Height-Adjustable Monitor Wall Mount, KWK110™ Height Adjustable Flip Up Keyboard Tray, and KSA1020™ CPU Mount. The combination of these ergonomic, space-saving mounts creates the perfect suite for Healthcare or related wall-mounted applications. more

CLEAR-COM ACQUIRES REVOLUTIONARY IV-CORE COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

Strategic acquisition sets unprecedented standard for live production communication

ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA/CAMBRIDGE, UK, OCTOBER 20, 2008—Clear-Com® Communication Systems, a brand of The Vitec Group, and a leading provider of intercom systems worldwide, today announced the acquisition of the IV-Core technology, which powers groundbreaking voice communication solutions for professional-grade live production communication over standard IP networks. With this acquisition, Clear-Com establishes Clear-Com Research, an R&D facility based in Montreal, Canada, and retains an exceptionally talented team of engineers and business development staff. more

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CRESTRON EXPANDS LIGHTING SPECIFIER TRAINING

Crestron Lighting ProgramROCKLEIGH, NJ, October 20, 2008 – Crestron announces its newly expanded training program for lighting designers and specifiers. Since nearly 95 percent of all lighting control systems connect to a Crestron control solution, lighting specifiers have the need and desire to learn more about Crestron integration and control. The new Crestron Lighting Designer class introduces architects and lighting designers to unique technologies such as web control and touchpanels. more

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HaiVision and Custom Media Services Deliver HD Telepresence Codec Technology in Texas

MONTREAL — Oct. 20, 2008 — HaiVision Systems Inc., the world’s leading vendor of high-definition (HD) H.264 telepresence codecs, today announced a new partnership with Custom Media Services (CMS) through which CMS will serve as a HaiVision dealer for the Texas market. CMS will represent the full line of HaiVision solutions, providing sales, support, and design and integration services for customers in the broadcast, corporate, government, education, and house of worship markets, among others. more

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