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JOHN STADIUS WINS GOTTELIER AWARD

John Stadius accepts the Gottelier AwardNamed in honour of the late Tony Gottelier, PLASA08’s Gottelier Award was presented to digital mixing console manufacturer DiGiCo’s Technical Director, John Stadius.

Stadius’s association with the company spans three decades. In 1978 he joined Soundtracs plc, the company which DiGiCo purchased in 2002, initially designing disco consoles, mixers, power amplifiers and loudspeaker. In more recently years, he has taken digital mixing consoles to a new level by developing the first, and only, consoles based around a single FPGA engine – the SD7 launched at PLASA07 and the SD8, launched at this year’s show. more

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AVIOM INTRODUCES NEW FRENCH DISTRIBUTOR

WEST CHESTER, PA, SEPTEMBER 30, 2008 — Aviom, exclusive developer of the world’s most powerful audio transport protocol, A-Net®, is pleased to announce ALGAM as its new French distributor. ALGAM’s pro audio division, AUDIA, represents brands like Shure, Martin Audio, and HK Audio and is led by directors Jean-Marc Detienne and Matthieu Foubert. Foubert says, “Adding Aviom’s innovative products to our line card provides us with the opportunity to serve customers in new ways with high-fidelity digital audio networking solutions.” more

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HEAR THE DIFFERENCE WITH SPEAKERLUX, WIREWORKS BEST-SELLING SPEAKER CABLING, AT AES 2008

speakerlux.JPGSAN FRANCISCO, CA ­— Wireworks, the leading innovator of audio/video cabling systems and custom panels, will make sure your sound gets to your speakers through SpeakerLUX, the ideal speaker cabling solution for on the road or in studio applications. SpeakerLUX can connect between any speaker and amp, ensuring the best possible signal flow due to the cable’s large conductor and ultimate signal delivery. SpeakerLUX will be on display at this year’s AES show (Booth 1502). more

MITSUBISHI DIGITAL ELECTRONICS AMERICA ANNOUNCES FL6900U HIGH BRIGHTNESS 1080p PROJECTOR FOR COMMERCIAL AND EDUCATION APPLICATIONS

Mitsubishi’s FL6900U high brightness 1080p projectorIRVINE, Calif., September 30, 2008 — Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s Presentation Products Division, known for award-winning, high-quality, high-definition presentation and display products, introduced its FL6900U projector designed for commercial and education installations. At a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of only $9,995, Mitsubishi continues to lead the market for high-brightness 1080p projectors at lower price points than most with similar specs. more

NUCOMM NEWSCASTER DR 2 DIVERSITY RECEIVER DEBUTS AT IBC 2008

Newscaster DR 2 introduces Split Box form factor for Wideband Digital Receiver

The Netherlands, Amsterdam, September 30, 2008 — Nucomm, Inc., a brand of The Vitec Group, and a leading provider of digital and analog microwave systems for the broadcast industry, common carrier, cable, government, military and international marketplace, unveiled the Newscaster DR 2 diversity receiver at IBC 2008. The updated model of its industry leading predecessor, the Newscaster DR, offers new features including a split box design philosophy and the ability to receive UHF digital signals in the 150 to 850MHz band. more

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NEUTRIK INTRODUCES OPTICALCON TRANSCEIVER ADAPTER AT AES 2008

transceiver-adapter-blue.jpgSAN FRANCISCO, CA – In an effort to ease design integration of its opticalCON chassis connectors in combination with SFP (small form-factor pluggable) transceivers, Neutrik introduces an opticalCON Transceiver Adapter at AES 2008 (Booth 809). The opticalCON Transceiver Adapter seamlessly connects an opticalCON chassis and an LC SFP transceiver.

SFP transceivers are compact, optical transceivers used in fiber-optic communications. Neutrik’s opticalCON Transceiver Adapter is compatible with all LC SFP transceivers and enables use of Neutrik’s rugged opticalCON or conventional LC connectors. It features an automatic sealing shutter which avoids any transceiver contamination on-site and also helps users avoid vandalism by “protecting” the transceiver. more

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RF CENTRAL PRX-II HANDHELD RECEIVER OFFERS APPLICATION OPTIONS AT IBC 2008

The Netherlands, Amsterdam, September 30, 2008 – RF Central, a leading provider of digital microwave technology, rolled out its new RFX-PRX-II portable handheld COFDM monitor/receiver at IBC. Ideal for a wide range of applications including ENG confidence monitoring and security surveillance, this lightweight palm-sized receiver (available in 2 GHz and 5.8 GHz) is packaged in a compact housing that spans just 16 x 12 x 3.8 centimeters. To ensure durability, the system is fully ruggedized using an ABS plastic shell. more

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AURALEX SNARES ACOUSTICS IN YAMAHA’S DRUM SHOWROOM

yamaha.jpgSAN FRANCISCO, CA — Housing 12 different drum kits in one room is a loud endeavor, which is why Yamaha Corporation snared Auralex Acoustics (AES Booth 301), the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, to assist with its Drum Showroom’s acoustical issues.

yamaha2.jpgThe space, located in the Yamaha Artist Services facility includes its Artist Relations Drum and Snare Showrooms along with a world-class recording studio, used for drums and guitars. Reserved for the Yamaha’s elite artists, and only available via appointment, the audio quality of the studio as well as the showroom needed to be top-notch in order to showcase the range in sounds of the drum kits on display, in addition to being used as an in-house R&D facility for new and upgraded drum and guitar products. more

Robert Juliat Super Korrigan Followspots Chosen For New Sight & Sound Theater In Branson, Missouri

JuliatSight & Sound Theatres has selected ten Robert Juliat Super Korrigan followspots for its new venue in Branson, Missouri. A Christian theater company based in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Sight & Sound Theatres(tm) is well known for its multimedia stage productions with Biblical themes. more

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RTS Stands Up at the Republican National Convention

At the convention this month speeches were given, candidates were nominated, and history was made all while the country watched live. Each election year the party conventions grow more connected, and that is thanks in no small part to RTS Digital Matrix Intercom.
St Paul, Minnesota This election year, several major US broadcast networks entrusted RTS to deliver communication to their production teams in realtime across the entire country during the convention. One major news network used RTS to establish a remote connection from Washington DC to St Paul via RVON-8 VoIP interface for ADAM to RVON-I/O Analog VoIP interface. This method allowed them to connect KP-32 Classic keypanel users in Washington to on-site crew members in St. Paul as seamlessly as if they were there. more

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