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Greenlight Introduces New Pricing For Popular Control System Monitoring Service

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – March 2015 – Greenlight Control LLC, developer of the popular cloud based service Greenlight, announced a price reduction per system to just $10 per month.  The new price, down from a launch price of $249 per year, makes an outstanding value even better.

 

“For anyone who was on the fence about implementing Greenlight service, this is a huge motivation to start doing so now,” said Greenlight CEO Steve Hosterman. “We are giving dealers every incentive to improve their service departments, from an amazing new price to one-on-one assistance while getting started.”

 

Greenlight has the strongest offering of any control system monitoring service, and is the only product that allows dealers to track AMX, Crestron, and RTI systems all from one web based interface. Greenlight drastically reduces costly onsite service calls by giving the dealer all of the tools necessary to remotely monitor, troubleshoot and repair client systems from anywhere in the world.

 

“Dealers across the country and around the world rely on Greenlight to keep their customers happy,” said Hosterman. “We listened to dealers who told us they wanted a flat monthly price.  Now rolling Greenlight into a service contract is a no-brainer.”

 

In addition to the new price, dealers have discrete control over which systems get charged for monitoring.  If a customer decides to not renew a service contract, the dealer can simply “un-license” that system and no longer pay for Greenlight service.  Dealers only pay for exactly what they need.
For more information about Greenlight or to become a Greenlight dealer, visit http://www.greenlightcontrol.com

Clear-Com To Show LQ Intercom Connectivity Solution At NAB 2015

Clear-Com(r) will show its recently released LQ(tm) Series, IP interface devices designed for linking intercom and audio systems across long distances over IP networks at this year’s NAB Booth C5409. With LQ devices, users of 2-wire partyline intercoms and 4-wire intercom and audio systems would be able to cost-effectively and quickly expand their intercom systems with no additional wiring. All the intercom linking is achieved over IP networks: house LAN, WAN or internet. NAB 2015 takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) from April 13-16, 2015.

Released in January 2015, the LQ Series is Clear-Com’s newest line of Intercom Connectivity (ICON) solutions.
With either the two-wire (LQ-2W2) or four-wire (LQ-4W2) options, the LQ devices are ideal for intercom users who need to cost-effectively extend their existing intercom systems to single or multiple remote locations over their IT infrastructures, eliminating lengthy audio cable runs. LQ can also interface between different intercom systems routing both call signaling and audio over LAN, WAN or Internet IP connections: 2-wire
partyline with other OEM partyline systems, 2-wire with 4-wire devices, and 4-wire with 4-wire systems.

The LQ-2W2 is both Clear-Com and RTS TW compatible. A maximum of six LQ Series interfaces can be linked
together to form a managed network.

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“Regardless of the type of intercom system being used, the LQ Series makes it easy to extend the system to the other side of a building, across campus, or across the world,” said Stephen Sandford Clear-Com’s Product Manager for Matrix and IP interfaces. “The ability to have an intercom station wherever Internet access is available is invaluable as productions become more complex and the need for reliable distributed communications
becomes more important. The LQ Series addresses this need perfectly.”

These two-channel devices are light-weight, portable and compact. They are easy to deploy and do not take up valuable rack space. Configuration is effortlessly achieved over a browser based user interface. Unique features of the LQ Series devices include Power over Ethernet, auto-nulling capability, multi-cast 1 to 5
routing, auto-discovery and use of the OPUS codec for high quality audio and low bit rate transmission.

The complete Clear-Com line of new and enhanced products will be available for demonstration at NAB 2015
on Booth C5409.
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Clear-Com To Demonstrate Superior Capabilities of FreeSpeak II Wireless Intercom Solution at NAB 2015

Clear-Com® will bring its latest digital wireless intercom system, FreeSpeak II™ wireless intercom system to NAB 2015 Booth #C5409, taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) from April 13-16, 2015.

FreeSpeak II, which will have its NAB debut, has already proven to be an exceptional wireless intercom system for large scale deployments. FreeSpeak II operates in multiple license-free DECT bands from 1.897-1.933GHz. It succeeds the CellCom system in North America, which will continue to be offered for servicing and supporting existing CellCom system users.

FreeSpeak II (Base, Beltpack, Headset and Antenna)

The FreeSpeak II system delivers many improvements over CellCom. The all-new five-channel digital beltpack has an ergonomic form factor, intuitive operation and a rugged housing that is IP-65 rated for water and dust resistance. The beltpack features internal antennas, “Listen Again” audio memory replay, technician’s flash light on the underside, and real-time battery monitoring. The battery has been logged with an 18 hour continuous talk time. Beltpack users enjoy superior digital ‘Clear-Com Sound’ for clear intelligibility and ultimate audio comfort. Pairing the new beltpacks with the new distributed Active Antennas allows users to simultaneously roam across an expansive area while maintaining reliable wireless connections.

“FreeSpeak II is the wireless system that intercom users have been waiting for, whether in theatre, television, or any location where seamless mobility and high audio performance is essential,” said Simon Browne, Clear-Com’s Director of product management. “What makes FreeSpeak II stand out is not just its ability to intelligently integrate with digital intercom systems, but also the combination of digital audio clarity, innovative features, and reliable wireless connection. FreeSpeak II has made its way to the 2015 Oscars, on the War of the World Tour and on the Jimmy Kimmel Live Show, and proven to be a much more superior DECT wireless intercom system. Users forget that they are even on a wireless system.”

FreeSpeak II can be implemented as a standalone base station wireless system or as an integrated wireless solution within Eclipse HX matrices, known as FreeSpeak II Integra. When using the base station, up to 20 full-duplex wireless beltpacks can be connected; in an integrated matrix setup, as many as 50 (or 25 in North America) full-duplex wireless beltpacks can be used at the same time by strategically placing 10 or more distributed remote antennas to create an expansive coverage zone. These beltpack users are then able to directly communicate with any other remote or local matrix panel or other wireless or wired beltpack user who is on the Eclipse HX Matrix System network.

The complete Clear-Com line of new and enhanced products will be available for demonstration at NAB 2015 on Booth C5409.

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Listen Technologies Partners with The Bakery Consultants to Bolster Sales and Support Throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Russia

BLUFFDALE, UT, March 17, 2015 — Listen Technologies Corporation, the leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of assistive listening products for over 16 years, has appointed France-based firm The Bakery Consultants to help guide sales and support initiatives in Europe, the Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and Russia. The Bakery president and founder Jim Bakker has been named Listen Technologies Regional Sales Manager for these regions. The announcement was made by Tim Schaeffer, Listen Technologies Vice President of Sales Worldwide, and reflects the company’s growth and continued emphasis on new sales channels and end users, as well as their ongoing goal of raising awareness about hearing loss and assistive listening.
Based just outside of Tours, France, The Bakery is a sales firm representing manufacturers of professional audio products. The company takes pride in its ability to provide a comprehensive sales support mechanism throughout the regions it serves. In his new role with Listen, Bakker (who is fluent in French, Dutch, German and English) will be charged with the setup and management of distributors and dealers in these regions, and he will help spearhead Listen’s expansion by providing support at hours closer to local time than Listen’s U.S.-based support network.
“Jim Bakker is an excellent addition to the Listen team,” stated Tim Schaeffer. “He understands the ins and outs of the EMEA market, he is fluent in multiple languages, and obviously he is geographically closer to the market – and these are things that put him in the right position to support sales, marketing and training for our brand. As Listen continues our commitment to expansion and serving the global market, partners like Jim will be an indelible asset for Listen, our sales network and our end users.”
Bakker stated, “I am very excited to be working with Listen Technologies to help them expand their reach in EMEA.”
Bakker has a rich history in the audio industry. After a tenure as sound engineer on several tours, Bakker began working with HARMAN France in 1997 as product specialist for installed sound products. In 2001, he was appointed international product specialist for installed sound products and wireless equipment for AKG Acoustics, and in 2002 he took over sales management for Western Europe. He was offered an EMEA sales position with Klotz Digital in 2006, and in 2009 he founded The Bakery in order to lend his unique talents to multiple companies. Other current clients include Lectrosonics and One Systems.
Jim Bakker/Listening Technologies paragliding video: https://youtu.be/MxegqhHadTQ
For more information, please email sales@listentech.com.

Listen Technologies:
Listen Technologies brings power and clarity to the sounds that enrich your life—by overcoming the challenges of noise, distance, and hearing loss to deliver precise and personalized audio in any setting or environment. With Listen Technologies, you can always connect to meaningful experiences that are defined by pure, focused sound. Listen Technologies solutions are used in gathering places around the world including schools, houses of worship, factories, entertainment venues, government agencies, and more. For more information on Listen Technologies watch this short video or visit www.listentech.com.

CONTACTS:
Listen Technologies Press Contact:
Carrie Keele / Tel: 801-542-7750 / carrie.keele@listentech.com / www.listentech.com

PR Contact:
Robert Clyne / Clyne Media / Tel: 615-662-1616 / Robert@clynemedia.com / www.clynemedia.com/

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wysiwyg modernises West End theatre lighting design in Miss Saigon

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READ THE STORY ONLINE: http://bit.ly/18CCdOS

wysiwyg R34 lighting design software previsualises Cameron Mackintosh’s latest production at the Prince Edward Theatre in London’s West End.

Award-winning lighting designer Bruno Poet used CAST’s groundbreaking wysiwyg software to previsualise his technically innovative, trailblazing and epic stage lighting for the latest production of Cameron Mackintosh’s Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre in London’s West End.

Big West End shows have never used pre-visualisation software on a show of this scale before, making the use of wysiwyg on this production a real world first. The production team for the latest London production of Miss Saigon was new, while the set was inspired by the recent successful Miss Saigon tour of the Far East.

“As the script and score for the show were well established, the production period for the show was much shorter than other West End productions of a similar scale. Our team worked from scratch on the show’s lighting design using the pre-visualisation features on offer in wysiwyg,” explained Poet.

Specifically designed to help create groundbreaking lighting designs

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“CAST designed wysiwyg specifically to help groundbreaking lighting designers such as Bruno Poet,” says Igor Silva, marketing director at CAST Software. “And anybody that’s been blown away by Cameron Mackintosh’s latest epic production of Miss Saigon in London will already see that the results speak for themselves.”

CAST’s wysiwyg enables lighting designers to layout their stage structure and have their lighting show pre-programmed before they even get to the venue. It is this particular feature that helped Bruno Poet to start the important work of the lighting design for Miss Saigon before even stepping foot into the new venue at the Prince Edward Theatre.

“Whether a stage director, set or lighting designer is creating an entirely new lighting design for any scale of production or event, or wanting to update and develop a current design, the wysiwyg design and previsualisation suite gives them a real edge, as well as cutting electricity and production costs and the time they need onsite” adds Silva.

“As Bruno Poet’s experience on Miss Saigon proves once more, CAST’s products are the industry standard for lighting design, programming and previsualisation.”

Set and lighting built and visualised virtually in wysiwyg

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The latest set and lighting designs for the new production of Miss Saigon were initially built using wysiwyg, by lighting visualiser, James Simpson, with on-site support during pre-plotting by programmer, Warren Letton. Simpson’s brief was to re-build the scenery and add new set elements where necessary, in order to also create and patch the entire lighting rig.

“The reason visualisation was such a success on this production was because Bruno had the confidence to push it through the producers and get them to support it,” Simpson recalls. “Visualisation doesn’t have a future in the theatre unless lighting designers, programmers and producers want to support it, but if they do it can really save a lot of time and money.

Bruno Poet successfully sold the idea of using wysiwyg to Jerry Donaldson, production manager for Cameron Mackintosh, which, Simpson notes, “paid off, as not only did the production manager commit to the idea, they sung its praises afterwards and talk of that moment the realisation came when they understood how this is going to benefit their production.

“I sincerely hope that many more big productions take on what Miss Saigon learned from doing pre-vis and invest in it, because with more people using it we will have better productions and our industry – which is finding its profit margins harder to reach than ever before – gets a boost.”

Saving all-important plotting time on stage

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Simpson used wysiwyg as an essential lighting tool for previsualising the set and lighting on Miss Saigon. CAST’s software enabled Bruno Poet to save that all-important plotting time on stage.

“Bruno wanted to hit the ground running when he got into the venue and have some building block cues and chases already programmed so he had something to show the director and producer on the first day,” Simpson recalls. “They started by creating focus positions for all of the lights so there were pallets built on the Eos Ti lighting control desk. This in itself was a useful exercise as it allowed Bruno the chance to establish what lights could make the shots and make design changes before the rig had even gone up.

“At this point in the process Bruno was still in rehearsals at Three Mills so the visualiser was set up in a nearby room so he could jump in and out of rehearsal and ask Warren to try out an idea he had just had and pop back to rehearsal with the confidence of knowing his ideas were working.

“Meanwhile, Warren was also making great use of wysiwyg, as it enabled him to set up his desk prior to the ‘get in’ happening for the show. Normally he would be in the venue checking things as they came in, but with the visualiser at his disposal he could do all of this work offline, so he was ready to get stuck into the real work with Bruno the first day they turned up at the venue.”

Time spent on perfecting the show and not sweating the small stuff!

Using wysiwyg enabled Bruno and Warren to put in a rough cue stack and load some basic looks into them so there was a working framework for them when they first got into the venue.

The all important pre-visualisation work using wysiwyg meant that Bruno and Warren could perfect the all-important big numbers in the show.

“They spent a lot of time working on certain well-known musical numbers like ‘The Heat Is On In Saigon’ and ‘American Dream’,” says Simpson, “which had fast paced cueing and took a lot of effort getting timings to work with the music.

“All of this was taken into the venue and although the design morphs and changes throughout the process, the results seen by audiences today have a lot of that pre-visualised work in it.”

Taking bold moves with the latest lighting tech

Bruno’s lighting rig was crammed full of moving fixtures to give him the flexibility he demanded for this project and one of the most notable uses of new technology was the use of LED with the Martin MAC Aura for strong backlight and creating epic colour washes.

“This decision paid off dividends for him as it suited the look he was trying to get for the show,” says Simpson. “The first time he felt sure that this bold move was going to work was when he saw them in wysiwyg; the bold colours and wide zoom looked epic! And he couldn’t wait to see them in real life to see if they could produce the same dramatic looks – which they did.”

Bruno also specified MAC Viper Performances, which did the majority of the lighting work for specials and keying, as well as ETC Revolutions to give tungsten where it was needed.

An evenly spaced LED wall using Martin Professional EvenLED™ technology was used for the cyclorama in the show and at the time the wysiwyg work was being carried out this was controlled by Warren and the lighting team.

“It was very impressive to see all of this working on wysiwyg,” adds Simpson. “Being able to play with transparencies on the sunset cycs in front of it meant we could match it very closely to how it was supposed to look in real life. We had great fun making sunsets and night-time scenes – and, yes, a psychedelic rainbow chase just for us!”

CAST helps producers save time, money and finesse their shows

Ultimately, the use of wysiwyg to pre-program the event, helped Bruno Poet to save the production time, money and to allow the producer and director more time to rehearse and finesse Miss Saigon.

“Bruno tells us that he was able to turn up at the venue with three days of vital plotting already done,” says CAST’s Igor Silva, “on top of the massive savings made in terms of time and money, perhaps the more important benefit is the fact that our software gave Bruno complete peace of mind and full confidence in his rig, allowing him to take control of his lighting sessions in the venue very early on.”

The bottom line is the fact that using wysiwyg meant that the rest of the production had more quality time on stage to do more rehearsing and finessing. Any director or producer knows that this time is invaluable – so the pre-visualisation and lighting design work is there in every aspect of this amazing show.

Some Useful Links:

Images: Previsualisation of Miss Saigon © James Simpson, Lighting Visualiser

See more on Bruno Poet’s lighting design on Miss Saigon at http://brunopoet.co.uk/miss-saigon-prince-edward-theatre

“Technically this new production is jaw droopingly good. Bruno Poet’s lighting design is epic throughout, but particularly during ‘American Dream’. I don’t often walk out of a theatre raving about a lighting design, but it’s impossible not to notice Poet’s magnificent work.” West End Frame link

Twitter: @CASTSoftware

CAST forum: http://forum.cast-soft.com

About CAST Software
Established in 1994, Toronto Canadian-based software and hardware developer, CAST Software celebrates its 20th year in business in 2014. CAST Software serves its core markets in entertainment production, special events and meetings. Its award winning flagship software products are wysiwyg design and previsualization suite, and Vivien — Event Designer. All products are designed and created in-house and supported by an established global distribution and reseller network.

CAST Software Ltd. is a member of the CAST Group of Companies Inc.

www.cast-soft.com

Community Welcomes Highway Marketing as Sales Representative

Rep Firm Will Cover Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas for Community

highwaymarketingHighway Marketing is a professional manufacturers’ representative firm with a 20-year history of supporting the installed sound and video marketplace in the states of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas. The firm’s marketing and technical staff possesses a broad range of sales and engineering skills to service the needs of integrators, design firms and end users.

Highway Marketing makes good use of contemporary marketing tools including social media and a recently updated website. But the firm believes strongly in the “old school mentality” of building relationships with integrators, design firms and end users in its territory. To service this base, Highway marketing provides on-site training programs and product demos, sales support for dealers and experienced in-house tech support.

President Scott Baker emphasized the importance of a constant presence in the field including regular business meetings with integrators and consultants. He commented, “Community is a great addition to our line. Their products, technical support and management team are a great fit with our company and I’m excited about building Community’s brand and sales in our territory.”

Steve Young, Community’s Director, North American Sales, added, “Highway Marketing’s reputation for prompt service and strong support along with their complementary, integrator focused line card will help us achieve Community’s goal for strong growth in this territory. Highway Marketing has an excellent reputation for customer service and product knowledge. We’re very pleased to have them represent Community.”

Telephone Highway Marketing at (972) 490-0691, email Scott Baker, President, at scott@highwaymarketing.com or visit the firm’s website www.highwaymarketing.com.

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Tecom launches a new table top connection box – TCM-403

Convert any standard table into a conference table for a fraction of the price with the new TCM-403!

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TCM-403 is a modular popup and hidden table-top socket. It has a built-in aerodynamic force pole, which can popup the socket (45 degree angle).

Standard connections include a universal AC outlet, 2 network connections, HDMI, VGA, audio, dual USB ports and 2 push buttons which could be connected to external control system to switch between the different sources.

The TCM-403 is currently on special offer for education and government facilities.

For more information, visit our website:
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VUE Audiotechnik Appoints Global Market Management to Provide APAC Sales and Support

ESCONDIDO, CA – VUE Audiotechnik is pleased to announce the appointment of Global Market Management as its APAC sales representative. The company’s CEO Bardy Hayes will oversee new sales opportunities from Global Market’s California office, while Singapore-based Alex Schloesser will lead the technical support for current and future customers in the region.VueAudio-Ken Berger and GMM-Alex Schloesser

“We have been following VUE Audiotechnik’s progress with great enthusiasm since its launch,” says Hayes. “We are very pleased to become the sales representative for this exciting brand of loudspeakers. We have never before encountered such swift worldwide acceptance for a new professional audio brand, particularly loudspeakers. I have personally known the co-founders for many years and their combined experience and reputation, along with the wide portfolio of products they have developed, has quickly catapulted them to the upper echelon of brands.”

For the past decade, Hayes and his team have served the Latin American and Asia Pacific region with top-rated export sales management. “Having Bardy, Alex and the entire Global Market Management team, all of whom have extensive industry knowledge, available to represent VUE Audiotechnik in Asia and Australia will be a huge benefit to our partners and customers,” says Ken Berger, CEO of VUE Audiotechnik. “We’re confident that they will build on our current accomplishments in this region, giving our partners and customers the expertise, technical support and attention that they require to succeed.”

In addition to providing support, Schloesser will conduct educational seminars throughout the region that will further inform the APAC pro audio community on the uses and benefits of VUE systems. “I am very excited about this new project both on a personal and professional level,” he says. “The technology that VUE brings to the table is really groundbreaking; and the fidelity of every system is extraordinary!”

Jim Sides, Executive Vice President of VUE Audiotechnik is equally enthusiastic about the new alliance. “Bardy and Alex are serious professionals who will bring about a whole new level of experience and access to the APAC market to VUE,” he expresses. “I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with both of them in various capacities over the past 25 years and I am confident they will exceed our expectations by finding new opportunities and facilitating our growth in the APAC region.”

More information about Global Market Management can be found here at www.globalmrkt.com.

About VUE Audiotechnik
With an unflinching focus on innovation through technology and a firm commitment to relationships the VUE Audiotechnik team united in 2012. With more than a century of combined experience, VUE’s founders have been at the epicenter of many of professional audio’s most noted success stories. From visionary loudspeaker designs that set the tone for our industry today, to the development of the giants in modern sound reinforcement, the team’s work has been felt and heard throughout the spectrum of professional audio. Since inception, VUE has experienced immediate acceptance and unparalleled growth. Though a relatively new addition to the lineup of professional audio loudspeaker manufacturers, VUE is already recognized as a leader in innovation. Explore our success stories at www.vueaudio.com.

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Ashly’s NX Series Amps Enhance the Ambiance of NYC’s New Adotro Lei Pizzeria

Adoro_Lei_StoveNEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 2015: The recently opened Adoro Lei is a sophisticated lounge, restaurant, and pizzeria in the SoHo neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City. NYC foodies will recognize its veteran owners and chef, who have gone to great lengths to give Adoro Lei – which means “I adore her” in Italian – a killer combination of irresistible food and a hip, but comfortable, vibe that will have customers bursting to tell friends how great the place is. To that end, they imported a wood-fired pizza stove from Italy and hired New Jersey-based Essential Communications to design and install a music playback system that would avoid the indistinct mutterings typical of the average restaurant and replace them with solid, articulated sound that will set bodies in motion. Essential to Essential Communications’ design are Ashly’s new nX-8004 four-channel 800W amplifier and the four-channel nX-1.54 amplifier, which delivers a robust 1,500 watts of power to each channel. The nX family allows the integrator the flexibility to choose High-Z or Low-Z output on each channel.

The system is beautiful in its simplicity. A DJ input or a house-provided music feed inputs to a straightforward Rane HAL processor, which outputs to the Ashly nX-8004 and nX-1.54 amplifiers. Their combined eight outputs power Community Veris loudspeakers and subwoofers across three separate zones: the dining area, the bar, and a downstairs area used for private events. “This job went through a number of incarnations and variations,” said David Schwartz, owner of Essential Communications. “Their original goals were best met with a 70-volt system, but as things moved along, we shifted those goals. The loudspeakers and subwoofers designs changed, but we were able to keep the Ashly nX-Series amplifiers because each output channel can drive any impedance. For the most part, the full-range boxes are running at 70-volt whereas the subs are running at Low-Z.”

Adoro_LeiIn addition to a powerful sound system, Adoro Lei’s owners followed Schwartz’ advice and installed comprehensive acoustic treatments. “It’s a long, rectangular room, with a noisy open kitchen that backs into the bar,” he said. “It could have been an acoustical nightmare. But with the acoustic treatments in place, it sounds like a recording studio. The reverb is minimal, and unless you know something about sound, you wouldn’t notice it at all. It’s quiet and warm, and the sound system is balanced and intimate. It’s more like being in a cozy home than at a loud restaurant.”

ABOUT ASHLY AUDIO
Ashly Audio Inc. is recognized as a world leader in the design and manufacturing of high quality & high performance signal processing equipment and power amplification for use in the commercial sound contracting and professional audio markets. The 40-year old company is headquartered in Webster, New York U.S.A.

www.ashly.com

Metric Halo Appoints Benjamin Pro Audio Distributor in South Africa

Jacob_BenjaminPASAFETY HARBOR, FLORIDA – MARCH 2015: Metric Halo, maker of high-end professional audio interfaces, plug-ins, and sound analysis software, has appointed Benjamin Pro Audio as its distributor in South Africa. Based in the South African capital of Pretoria, Benjamin Pro Audio specializes high-end equipment for studios, acoustic consultation, and acoustic design. It will handle Metric Halo’s entire product line, from its flagship eight-channel ULN-8 preamp/converter to its Production Bundle of great sounding plug-ins… and everything in between.

“Benjamin Pro Audio’s extensive knowledge of the gear they sell for use in the studio and on location, as well as their commitment to finding the right solutions for their customers, will serve Metric Halo well,” said Stu Buchalter, Metric Halo’s vice president of worldwide sales. “They’re passionate about audio, and they only sell equipment that they believe in. We look forward to seeing Benjamin Pro Audio continue to advance Metric Halo’s legendary sonic quality, future-proof design, and superior flexibility throughout all of South Africa.”

“There is currently a strong push for better audio quality in South Africa, and we’re striving to fulfill that need,” said Jacob van der Westhuizen, CEO of Benjamin Pro Audio. “When a client calls with a Metric Halo-related question, whether it’s regarding an interface, the MIO Console routing software, or daisy-chaining units, I can walk them through the solution because I am extremely familiar with Metric Halo products. In that way, we strive to build loyalty and trust. In general, we’re looking at the long game. We recommend the very best solution for a client’s particular situation, regardless of the short-term profit. We’re building relationships.”

He continued, “Metric Halo is a great company to partner with in that regard. Their commitment to ‘future-proofing’ their equipment is amazing, and it allows us to recommend their hardware and software solutions knowing that they’ll always receive full support. But it’s more than that, of course. Metric Halo takes pride in what it produces and it shows. The sound quality of Metric Halo preamps, converters, and DSP algorithms is second to none. We’re looking forward to getting more Metric Halo into studios and road racks across South Africa.”

ABOUT METRIC HALO
Based on the Gulf Coast of Florida, Metric Halo provides the world with award-winning software and hardware recording, processing, metering and analysis solutions.

www.mhlabs.com

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