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Avocent Expands Family of Products that Enable Video Signal Processing

Company introduces six new Avocent Emerge® Products for end-to-end video processing

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 28th, 2008 – Avocent Corporation (Nasdaq: AVCT) today added six new products to its Emerge product family, a new set of solutions for video processing. The Emerge VSS products enable AV industry professionals the ability to easily upscale or downscale video to different resolutions and convert video from DVI to VGA or VGA to DVI. The Emerge VSM product combines video and audio switching with a video scaler and converter. Avocent‘s new video signal processing products offer customers the ability to manipulate video signals to meet their needs. These new products have been designed for professional AV environments such as stadiums, conference rooms, corporate boardrooms, universities and hotels. more

StrandVision Digital Signage Adds Photos/Graphics to its Database Capabilities

Ideal for product promotions, employee recognition, event notifications – Introductory Webinars scheduled…

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Feb. 5, 2008 – StrandVision LLC, a provider of hosted digital signage services, today announced the ability to use its database feature to add photos with corresponding text in digital signage pages. The new capability, included in its “Streaming Video” package, is ideal for any business or organization that would benefit from showing a number of high-quality photos with captions and supporting text in its digital signs. more

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GLOBALSTOR TAKES DI WORKSTATIONS TO NEW HEIGHTS WITH EXTREMESTOR-DI TOWER

Chatsworth, CA, February 4, 2008–Globalstor Data Corporation, premier OEM Integrator of high performance RAID, SAN and storage/video servers, is pleased to introduce its new ExtremeStor-DI Tower workstation, a compact version of Globalstor‘s signature ExtremeStor-DI server line.

Optimum for uncompressed HD/2K capture and playback, the ExtremeStor-DI tower is a scaled down, cost-effective digital intermediate workstation that mirrors the functionality and architecture of its big brother. The sleek dual Quad Core tower-based workstation is built for easy installation and equipped with 10 Fault tolerant hot swappable SATA drives that can support a wide range of RAID levels including RAID 5. more

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Tree Of Prosperity Show Blooms At Wynn Macau With Electrosonic

WynnElectrosonic Systems Inc. (Electrosonic) provided audio, master show control, an intercom system and a closed-circuit video surveillance system for the complex Tree of Propserity Show in the Wynn Macau, which opened in 2006. Electrosonic engineered and installed the components for the spectacular attraction, which is unlike anything anywhere else in the world.

Housed in the atrium of a new wing of the casino, the Tree of Prosperity Show begins when music starts playing. Soon a 20-meter wide ceiling iris, with the Chinese horoscope sculpted on it, opens to reveal an LED display of abstract video. Then the LED ceiling itself parts and a 10×10-meter chandelier, lit by thousands of LEDs, decends. Now the action shifts to the ground floor where a copper dome, with the Western horoscope sculpted on it, opens and a 20-meter tall golden tree rises from a vault below the floor. The magical tree rotates to the music until the show ends and all the mechanical elements return to their home positions. more

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ALL STAR MAKES FURTHER INVESTMENT IN DIGICO

THE BORNE SACRIFICE

What with the fuel price rising nearly everyday, it‘s a surprise more people aren‘t trading their engine-powered boats for a wind-powered one. Mike Borne, a good friend of DiGiCo, still has his boat, but he sacrificed upgrading to a bigger boat, in favour of spending its money on two new DiGiCo consoles.
Borne set-up Allstar Audio Systems Inc., a full-service sound, lighting, video and staging company, back in 1984. Since then, the Tennessee and Florida-based venture has been adding to its inventory as often as possible and recently supplemented his existing DiGiCo stock with the extra consoles. more

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Martin Audio Launches New Blackline+ Series Loudspeakers

Kitchener, Ontario–Since its introduction, the Blackline Series has set the standard of excellence for installed professional loudspeaker systems. Known for exceptional sound quality and reliability, Blackline has become the benchmark for premium live music venues, nightclubs and installations worldwide. more

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LECTROSONICS INTRODUCES VRM WB VENUE WIDEBAND RECEIVER

Rio Rancho, NM… Lectrosonics, recognized the world over as a leading manufacturer of wireless microphone systems and audio processing products, is pleased to introduce the company‘s latest modular wireless receiver–the VRM WB Venue Wideband Receiver. Utilizing Lectrosonics‘ legendary Digital Hybrid Wireless™ technology, the new VRM WB extends the versatility of the company‘s Venue systems while offering greater functionality that enables today‘s audio professional to easily handle any wireless environment, making it the perfect choice for touring sound, installations, and all A/V applications. more

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AURALEX TAKES THE HIGH ROAD FOR KEYNOTE, A MINISTRY OF CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST

keynote 3INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FEBRUARY 4, 2008 — Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, recently equipped Keynote‘s newest recording and live performance venue, East Street Studios, with its renowned acoustical treatments.

Keynote, a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ, commissioned Auralex Acoustics to treat its newly constructed 15,000 square foot performance space, located in Westfield, Indiana. Sixty-four Elite C44 ProPanels were installed throughout the venue in order to cut the reverberation time of the room. more

KRK Systems® Releases ERGO™, Powerful Room Audio Correction System

Hollywood, Fla. – (January 31, 2008) – KRK Systems, a leading manufacturer of studio monitors and recording control room solutions, is proud to announce the release of ERGO, a digital room analysis and correction system. ERGO (Enhanced Room Geometry Optimization) is compatible with all recording and monitoring systems and improves any studio mixing space by correcting for “real world” acoustic problems. At $799, ERGO delivers the most sophisticated room correction at a fraction of the cost of traditional room treatments. more

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Cerwin-Vega! Announces Powerful New Non-Powered Family of Loudspeakers

Hollywood, Fla. – (January 31, 2008) – Cerwin-Vega!, a leading manufacturer of loudspeakers and audio products, proudly announces the introduction of a new line of professional non-powered subwoofers at NAMM. The Cerwin-Vega Passive Series consists of two unique models, CVP-121 and CVP-118, featuring Cerwin-Vega‘s legendary driver design and bass performance. The CVP-121 and CVP-118 are capable of handling massive amounts of power, 4000 watts peak and 1400 watts peak respectively. Thanks to Cerwin-Vega‘s renowned Stroker™ technology, the CVP-121 delivers performance that is unparrelled by any other subwoofer on the market. Both subwoofers are housed cabinets typically reserved for smaller subwoofers: the CVP-121 houses a 21” driver in a typical 18” cabinet and the CVP-118 houses a 18” driver in a typical 15” cabinet. Cerwin-Vega‘s CVP line of subwoofers feature enormous amounts of power handling capabilities in a compact design, resulting in one of the best values on the market. more

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