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John McCainShure Follows the Campaign Trail to the Conventions

NILES, IL, August 27, 2008 — As this year’s presidential campaign enters convention arenas in both Denver and Minneapolis, trying to look back on every rally, whistlestop, handshake, and baby kissed becomes a grassroots blur given the power to inspire, excite, cajole, and ignite the electorate. With the immediacy of the blogosphere as well as electronic media reporting events, old-fashioned oratory from the stump proved to still be as viable as ever in ’08, aided in countless instances by Shure Inc. Hitting the campaign trail hard again just as it has throughout its own history, the manufacturer of professional audio products traveled with both Senators Obama and McCain nationwide from Warwick, Rhode Island to San Diego, California and beyond. more

WHO IS FLAT STANLEY?

Flat StanleySouth African Rockers Tour With ShureNILES, IL, August 26, 2008 — The members of Flat Stanley initially earned accolades for their studio albums, which have earned them no fewer than six Top 10 radio hits in their native South Africa, including three that went to number one. Live performances on radio and television in front of more than eight million people followed, and today the band’s latest single “As I Am? has not only charted at number one but has also just been licensed by South Africa’s biggest cable television station, MNET, for use in one of its promo spots. more

Harman Music Group Promotes Reed Grothe To Executive VP Of Sales & Marketing, Adds Industry-Veteran Buzz Goodwin As VP of Domestic MI Sales

The Harman Music Group today announced the promotion of Reed Grothe as Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing and the appointment of Harman Professional veteran Buzz Goodwin to the position of Vice President of Domestic MI Sales. According to Rob Urry, President of the Harman Music Group, today’s announcements fortify an already-strong sales and marketing organization and position the group for ambitious sales growth in the months and years ahead. more

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JBL Professional Set For Ambitious Sales Growth, Names Stephen Morris As Executive Vice President Of Sales

JBL Professional today announced the promotion of Harman Professional veteran, Stephen Morris, to the position of Executive Vice President of Sales, JBL Professional. Morris takes up the position having successfully led group-wide sales and marketing for Harman Professional’s cinema business and prior to that held senior sales and marketing roles at sister company, Crown Audio. Today’s announcement was made by John Carpanini, President, JBL Professional. According to Carpanini, the appointment underscores JBL Professional’s commitment to recognize achievement and promote from within but also to continually improve sales and support operations to provide customers in the professional audio community with the products and services they need to be successful. more

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AVASTOR HELPS UK-BASED BOTTLETOP CHARITY RAISE FUNDS WITH BRAZILIAN MUSIC PROJECT

London, England, August 27, 2008—Bottletop, a UK-based charity that empowers young people worldwide through sexual health education and HIV prevention, has chosen Avastor’s HDX800 triple interface FireWire drives to store all of its London-based recordings for its Brazilian influenced CD. Bottletop has received high praise from a variety of well-known personalities, ranging from former U.S. President Bill Clinton to ex-United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan for its creative approach to the non profit sector. Its music arm initiates cross-cultural collaborations, bridging the gap between exciting musical styles from across the world. more

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KFLP-FM Turns To StreamGuys And Barix Audio Over IP Solution For Syndicated Radio Broadcast

StreamGuys low-latency (BRTP) service and Barix Audio over IP hardware combine to replace satellite technology for 35 affiliates

BAYSIDE, CALIFORNIA, August 26, 2008 – Floydada, Texas, based Paramount Broadcasting is preparing for its second successful season of broadcasting their hugely popular “West Texas Friday Night Scoreboard Show? on KFLP-FM using StreamGuys low-latency (BRTP) internet distribution service with Barix Audio over IP hardware devices. The joint solution has been deployed to deliver the show over the IP-based solution to 35 affiliates in 33 markets. The end-to-end IP architecture provides a reliable, high-quality audio solution that reduces operational costs compared to the company’s previous reliance on satellite technology for program distribution. more

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RIDGELOGIC ENTERS PARTNERSHIP WITH ACCUWEATHER.COM®

Companies to Work Together to Provide Real-Time Access of Weather and News for Digital Signage Displays

Buffalo, NY (August 26, 2008) – RidgeLogic Development, a developer of digital signage software for single locations, has signed an agreement with AccuWeather.com, the World’s Weather Authority®, to distribute real-time weather and news feeds to users of their SceneStudioTM digital signage software application.

AccuWeather.com offers highly localized, accurate, reliable, and quality-controlled weather forecasts for more than 2.7 million locations worldwide. Featuring animated Doppler radars, eye-catching videos and timely news, sports and unique health indices, AccuWeather.com content fits all popular display platforms, screen formats and delivery methods. more

Guitarist Kevin Hunter Finds The Technology To Match His Talent With Eventide Stompboxes

“The TimeFactor and ModFactor offer so much flexibility in a compact pedal.?
– Kevin Hunter, guitarist.

Looking for the perfect combination of versatility, performance and portability, guitarist Kevin Hunter has added the Eventide TimeFactor and ModFactor stompboxes to his repertoire. Hunter, the former guitarist for Jive Records recording artist Lesley Roy, is currently working on a project with producer Hal Willner (Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Marianne Faithfull). more

Tripp Lite’s Power Seminar at CEDIA Expo 2008

Tripp Lite Offers IP Access & Control/Backup Power Seminar At CEDIA Expo 2008

Chicago, IL (August 26, 2008)—Tripp Lite, a world-leading manufacturer of power protection equipment, is offering a seminar on “IP Access & Control and Backup Power for Audio/Video Applications? at CEDIA Expo 2008. The CEDIA-accredited seminar will be conducted on Friday, September 5, at 10 a.m. in the Agate C Room of the Hyatt Regency. Attendees will earn 0.375 Continuing Education Credits toward CEDIA Certified Professional status. more

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Centronics Launches the HCCX HDMI Powered Repeater

Centronics EHD-Branded HCCX HDMI Powered RepeaterSTEVENSVILLE, Md. Aug. 26, 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 the launch of its new EHD-branded HCCX powered HDMI repeater. The HCCX powered HDMI repeater can transmit a 1080p signal up to 30 meters and works with all HDMI as well as DVI specifications. The HCCX is now available with an MSRP of $79.95. more

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