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Peavey Keeps ‘Lights On’ for Afterschool at Nationwide Celebration

Mary Peavey with the 2008 Afterschool (Not) Idle finalistsPeavey Electronics introduced the nation’s first “Afterschool Is Key” specialty car tag to support afterschool programs—and awarded one talented singer with a pro recording session—at its annual Lights On Afterschool extravaganza, held Oct. 16 in its hometown of Meridian, Miss.

Lights On Afterschool is a nationwide rally that emphasizes the importance of keeping lights on and doors open at afterschool programs. Each year, Peavey invites hundreds of children from afterschool programs to the prestigious MSU Riley Center for Education and the Performing Arts for the celebration. Since 2005 that event has included the Peavey Afterschool (Not) Idle™ youth singing competition. more

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Crown Audio Names Matt Bush To Lead Worldwide Sales

Underscoring its commitment to provide channel partners and customers in the professional audio, MI and cinema communities with the best possible sales leadership and support services, Crown Audio today named Matt Bush to the position of Vice President of Sales starting in November. Bush joins Crown Audio from sister company, Harman Music Group, where he was Vice President of Operations and takes the position previously held by Scott Robbins who was promoted to Vice President of Sales for Harman Professional last month. In his new role, Bush will direct worldwide sales operations from Crown Audio’s Elkhart, Indiana headquarters and he will report directly to Mark Graham, President, Crown Audio. more

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EHX and CEDIA Announce Partnership to Offer Industry Training

CEDIA University to Offer Leading Training at Electronic House Expo

INDIANAPOLIS (October 17, 2008) — Electronic House Expo, the long standing event serving the custom electronics industry, and the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA), the industry’s leading education and networking provider today announced an expanded partnership, to offer a customized selection of CEDIA University training courses and certification for custom electronic systems professionals. Beginning with the March 2009 event, EHX Spring will host CEDIA University during the annual Electronic House Expo tradeshow. more

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Sugar Ray Leonard to Keynote CEDIA Management Conference

10th annual business-building event to be held in southwestern U.S. in March 2009

INDIANAPOLIS (October 14, 2008) — The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) has announced that boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard will deliver a keynote presentation at the association’s annual Management Conference. The conference will be held at Carefree Resort & Villas in Carefree, Ariz., March 4–7, 2009. Leonard’s presentation, The Power to Win, will outline how attendees can take the lessons Leonard has learned from his challenges and successes in the boxing arena and apply them in the professional world. more

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CONFERENCE RENTAL USA KICKS OFF ITS OPERATION IN TORONTO

4333dsystem_lo.jpgToronto, Ontario, October 17, 2008 – Conference Rental USA expands its operation in Toronto, Ontario as a wholesale rental company providing conference microphones and simultaneous interpretation equipment solutions to audio visual rental houses in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). more

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CONFERENCE RENTAL USA ADDS VIDEO TRACKING TO ITS OFFERINGS

dsc02761.JPGSan Francisco, California, October 17, 2008 – Conference Rental USA adds video tracking capabilities as an additional rental offering to the push-to-talk conference microphones; now hotels and AV companies can offer their clients a push-to-talk mics with PTZ cameras creating a complete sound reinforcement system with the camera-follow-audio feature.
The PTZ camera moves to preset positions based on microphone activation, so the audience in either a panel discussion, or video conferencing application can watch the video of the current speaker instead of a wide shot of the whole room. “Adding the video-tracking to our rental offerings takes the events to the next level of technology and sophistication, “ says Naoufel Bakkouri, Director of Business Development. “ And yet, our AV clients can offer a unique off-the-shelf solution with minimal setup time and no extra hardware?. more

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New Technology: Flat-panel Speakers

great-speaker-side-photo-2.jpgGot reverberation problems? Got muddy voice? Got dead zones? Now there is a simple solution for venues with problematic acoustics!

The next generation of flat-panel technology is here, and it looks great! What the audio industry has long awaited: no off-axis distortion, substantially reduce reverberation problems, crystal-clear vocals, complete dispersion and coverage even in challenging venues, all in a form-factor that hangs on the wall like a poster. more

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Saddleback Church Selects Two FOR-A HVS-500HS Switchers For Newly Constructed Worship Facility

CYPRESS, CA, October 8, 2008 – FOR-A Corporation of America, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, announces the installation of two HVS-500HS switchers at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. Saddleback Church purchased the HVS-500HS switchers through 2007 WFX Solomon Award-winning Olympia, WA-based systems consultant and integrator, CCI Solutions. The switchers were added as part of a new high definition video system for “The Refinery Project.? more

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RF CENTRAL SHOWCASES MAXIMUM RATIO COMBINING TECHNOLOGY AT HD WORLD 2008 WITH RMR-X6-II

New York, NY, October 16, 2008 – RF Central, a brand of The Vitec Group, and a leading digital microwave technology provider, is featuring its new RMR-X6-II six-way COFDM diversity receiver at HD World 2008 (Booth 714). Building on the success of its original RFX-RMR-X6, the RMR-X6-II delivers new advancements and capabilities. more

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Robert Mattaini Joins Hitachi Software As Midwestern Education and Training Consultant

– Mattaini An 18-year Sales Executive To Lead Hitachi Software Sales in the Midwest–

Hitachi Software Engineering America, Ltd. today announced the appointment of Robert Mattaini as Midwestern Educational and Training Consultant. In his new role as education and training consultant, Mattaini will serve as the primary liaison with educators and customers at various educational institutes throughout the Midwest to introduce Hitachi products and demonstrate how the StarBoard line can satisfy their education and business goals across Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. more

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