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DIGICO SD8 WINS AWARDS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE POND

One week in October saw UK digital mixing console manufacturer DiGiCo receive two awards for its new entry-level SD8 – Best Sound Product of the Year at the LDI Show in Las Vegas and Most Innovative Product in the Live Industry at SIEL, SATIS and Le RADIO, held in the French capital of Paris.
In Paris, RIk Hoerée and Laurent Laignel of DiGiCo’s French distributor, Apex France, were on hand to collect the Most Innovative Product in the Live Industry trophy. more

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NAD Introduces State-of-the-Art Blu-ray Disc Player with BD Live™ for Internet Connectivity

nadlogo2.jpgFast-Loading New T 587 Player Also Features BD Java, HDMI 1.3, Stunning 1080p Image Quality, and Advanced HD Audio Decoding

SHARON, MA, Nov. 4, 2008 — NAD Electronics, the highly regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, introduces the T 587 Blu-ray Disc Player, a premium player brimming with the latest features and offering for the first time a true High Definition source for digital Home Theater systems. more

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Robert Juliat Concert-Goers Unite! Victor Followspots Attend Summerfest ’08

summerfestSummerfest ’08…’twas the time to kick back and enjoy the music, comedy and festivities at the world-famous Marcus Amphitheater in 75-acre Henry Maier Festival Park, along the lakefront in Milwaukee, WI.. But not without a showdown: Robert Juliat Super Korrigan 1200W and Victor 1800W followspots were pitted against the competitors’ and won their tickets to the show. The final decision was to go with six Victors to light the event. more

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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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