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Rentfusion Offers Gefen HDMI v1.3 Solutions

Gefen’s 4×1 Switcher for HDMI v1.3LAS VEGAS, NV – National computer and audiovisual rental company, Rentfusion, is utilizing select Gefen connectivity solutions for its customers exhibiting at events held throughout the United States.

Most recently, Rentfusion equipped its customer’s booth at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, where a high performance switcher was needed to access four 1080p full HD video sources using one LCD display to demonstrate vivid HD visuals on the show floor. more

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TV One Hires Jay Gonzalez as Southeast Regional Sales Manager

on_my_desk280105338_std1.jpgERLANGER, KY, June 26, 2008— TV One is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Jay Gonzalez who is based out of Atlanta, GA. Gonzalez joins TV One with an extensive Sales and Leadership background as the Vice President of Sales – New Technology Media Technology Solutions division at Technical Innovations LLC most recently and was the Chief Technologist – Broadcast at MCSi before that. He will oversee the following seven states: Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. more

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This is not an Emergency! Turbosound Aspect® on tour with the Pigeon Detectives

Touring their new album ‘Emergency’, Pigeon Detectives has just completed a series of hugely successful UK dates where Front of House engineer, Andy Hawkins, teamed up with WE Audio and its Turbosound Aspect® system. Initially blown away by Aspect’s outstanding control and performance at outdoor gigs, Hawkins brought the system inside and wasn’t disappointed. more

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UVLD Helps BMW Shine

bmwUnlimited Visibility Lighting Design (UVLD) combined its expertise at lighting automobiles and corporate events when it designed luxury automaker BMW’s twin presentations in Atlanta recently. The three-day event, produced by Media Loft, was held to reveal new products and company plans to the BMW team. Tony Siekman of The WIT Company was the Technical Director. more

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Space Shuttle Orbits With SM11

Space Shuttle Discovery SHURE SM11 MICROPHONE GOES INTO ORBIT

When Space Shuttle Discovery lifted off on May 31, a Shure SM11 microphone went along for the ride, just as it has for years, but it wasn’t used in a conventional manner as most microphones are used, however.

The SM11 is part of a system that collects samples of exhaust gases from the Shuttle orbiter’s propulsion system aft fuselage area to sense any gas leaks in the plumbing. During ascent, an SM11 Microphone mounted inside a system electronics box, picks up the sound generated from the orbiter propulsion area at launch. Its output signal controls equipment that triggers a sequencing of pyro-valve devices that enable air samples to enter each of 6 vacuum bottles at various times during the ascent. The collected gas samples are later analyzed after the orbiter returns to Earth. Having this data can save maintenance and inspection hours. more

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Seether/Flyleaf Tour Turns it Up With QSC

QSC’s HPR122i loudspeakersHEADROOM FOR DAYS
Seether, Flyleaf turn it up with QSC

LADSON, SC—Regardless of whether you want to call it alternative, post-grunge, or pure, unapologetic rock ‘n’ roll, the onstage results of the musical pairing of Seether and Flyleaf landed here in South Carolina in May at the Exchange Park Ladson Fairgrounds to test the mettle of Live Event Solutions, a Conyers, Georgia sound company just over five months old. more

Patti Smith: In Shure She Trusts…

Patti SmithOFTEN IMITATED, NEVER DUPLICATED
Shure endorser Patti Smith accepts no substitutes for her Shure SM58

NEW YORK, NY, June 3, 2008 — Proto-punk pioneer, spiritual lost child of Rimbaud, Blake, and Burroughs, a woman whose intense poetry and aggressive rock music sent shock waves through the New York underground in the ’70s: After 61 years of memories, loss, triumphs, and wayward adventures, Patti Smith is still a restless cauldron of ideas, and throughout her legendary career onstage and in the studio, she has yet to choose anything else but a Shure SM58 for vocals. more

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SK Macdonald Celebrates 75 Years With Shure

SK MACDONALD CELEBRATES 75 YEARS WITH SHURE

NILES, IL, June 18, 2008 — This year, one of Shure Incorporated’s channel partners, SK Macdonald, is celebrating its 75th year as a Shure sales representative. Samuel K. Macdonald established the firm in 1926, about a year after S.N. Shure founded the Shure Radio Company, and began its partnership with Shure in 1933. more

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Shure Wireless Seminars Go East

SHURE WIRELESS SEMINARS HEAD EAST
Dealer Events Continue To Be Popular

NILES, IL, June 18, 2008 – Shure Incorporated recently staged Advanced Wireless Seminars in four cities in the Southeast. The Company is staging the events in cities around the U.S. for its dealers and technicians from major venues. This leg of the tour included stops in Atlanta, Nashville, Orlando, and Miami. more

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Recipients of NSCA Member Awards Announced

NSCA CELEBRATES MEMBERS WHO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND
Members receive awards at NSCA Membership Breakfast

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, June 26, 2008 — NSCA Executive Director Chuck Wilson presented awards to winners of the Educator of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, and Volunteer of the Year at the Annual Meeting of the Membership and Industry Forum on June 18 during InfoComm 08. more

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