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Crestron Roomview Integrates Emergency Broadcasting

RoomView Software Distributes Emergency Broadcasts to Crestron Connected Classrooms

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, January 20, 2009 – Crestron-connected campuses can now use RoomView remote help desk and resource management software to broadcast emergency messages. Critical information can be selectively routed to any device on the network that supports dynamic text, such as SMART boards, projectors, displays, and touchpanels. This Crestron solution utilizes existing systems to disseminate emergency information quickly and comprehensively. more

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University of the Sciences in Philadelphia Gives Its Teams an Earful with Community

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia is best known for their respected pharmaceuticals program, but their varsity sports teams are far from slouches. Men’s and women’s teams in tennis, basketball, volleyball and softball have placed at or near the top in CACC competitions for much of the past decade, and compete in several NCAA regionals as well. more

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Formula One Sound from Community

Singapore – Over 200 Community R-Series loudspeakers provided the sound for the main spectator areas at the first Formula One race held at the newly built Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore. The event was the 15th round of the 2008 FIA Formula One World Championship and also the first night-time event in Formula One history. The timing of the night event meant that it could be broadcast live at a convenient time for European TV audiences. The sell-out event attracted around 110,000 visitors who saw Renault’s Fernando Alonso win the historic 61-lap race. more

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Shakin’ it at Shakopee

Shakopee, MN – Like most secondary schools, Shakopee High’s football field is a multi-purpose venue, used for football, track and field, rallies and ceremonies. And like many high school football fields, Shakopee’s was somewhat lacking in audio coverage, with an underpowered system that was being pushed well beyond its reasonable limits. more

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Extron’s New, Larger DVI Distribution Amplifiers Now Shipping

dvida8_6093301-_1c_pub.jpgExtron Electronics is pleased to announce that all models in the DVI DA and DVI DA Plus series of DVI distribution amplifiers are now shipping. The DVI DA includes an existing two output version and a new four output version, while the new DVI DA Plus features four, six, and eight output versions. All models accept one single link DVI source and distribute digital video signals to multiple devices. They are compatible with DVI resolutions up to 1920×1200 @ 60Hz, including HDTV 1080p/60. The DVI DA Plus models also feature EDID Minder, which ensures that the DVI source powers up properly and maintains proper video output even if the digital display device is off, and source signal presence indication for quick, visual confirmation of system functionality. All of these distribution amplifiers are well-suited for a broad range of applications where a fully digital signal path from source to destination is preferred. more

Bowers & Wilkins Debuts XT Line’s New Cornerstone

Super-Slim Aluminum Tower Re-refined

Since its unveiling a couple of years back, Bowers & Wilkins stunningly slim XT Series loudspeakers have proven an ongoing hit among consumers as sensitive to style as to sound. Nevertheless, at the British company acknowledged worldwide as a leader in high-performance loudspeakers, continuous refinement and ongoing development are a way of life, so the XT Series now receives an updated cornerstone model. more

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Bowers & Wilkins’ High-End In-Ceiling Alternative

B&W adds a high-quality in-ceiling speaker to growing Custom Installation range.

Using technology derived from the flagship 800 Series, Bowers & Wilkins new CCM816 in-ceiling speaker offers amazing sound quality in a highly discreet form. The speaker complements the CCM818 and CCM817 already in this high-quality installation range. more

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AURALEX REACHES FOR THE STARS WITH SONOLUX ELiTE FIBER OPTIC ACOUSTICAL PANEL POWERED BY iSKY

SonoLuxANAHEIM, CA – Auralex Acoustics, the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, and iSky a high-tech, low voltage, digital lighting company, teamed up to shine light on this year’s Winter NAMM show with the introduction of SonoLux, best in class fiber optic star field lighting coupled with state-of-the-art acoustical performance.

SonoLux ELiTE Fiber optic acoustical panels incorporate Auralex’s best-selling ProPanels with iSky’s fiber optic lighting expertise, offers a plug-and-play star field experience to the market. These midnight blue panels feature iSky’s patent-pending Star Engine lighting effects, which mimic the random glimmer of the night sky. more

Steve Hayes Joins SnapAV as Vice President of Dealer Profitability

Steve Hayes Joins SnapAV as Vice President of Dealer Profitability; A Shared Business Philosophy to Lead Dealers Towards More Successful Operations

Charlotte, NC – January 20, 2009 - SnapAV — a manufacturer and exclusive distributor of nearly 500 high-quality products for the custom audio / video channel in the US and Canada — today announced that Steve Hayes has joined the company as Vice President of Dealer Profitability.

SnapAV President Jay Faison reports that the company created this unique role for Hayes based on their shared philosophy of implementing process driven methodologies that enable custom home theater installation companies to run more profitable businesses. more

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Brain Traffic gets busy with Electro-Voice

braintraffic_boardroom1.jpgElectro-Voice EVID 4.2 surface-mount loudspeakers are matching visual style with sonic substance at Brain Traffic, a leading Web content design firm based in Minneapolis, MN.

A/V integration specialists Aufderworld (Bloomington, MN) worked closely with interior design company Life Space Interiors to find a sound system that would compliment their vision for Brain Traffic’s meeting room. The EVID line of speakers earned both Life Space and Brain Traffic’s approval with its subtle curves and superb sound quality, as Brian Chelminiak, Chief Operations Officer, Aufderworld, explains: more

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