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Audio Analysts And JBL VerTec Line Arrays Provide Colorful Sound For Blue Man Group Tour

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA, January 17, 2008 — In a high-profile tour that demonstrates the versatility and unmatched performance of JBL Professional VERTEC® line arrays, leading audio rental company Audio Analysts is currently providing the live sound system for the Blue Man Group‘s “How To Be A Megastar Tour 2.1.” The world tour, which included a January 12, 2008 performance at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA immediately preceding this year‘s Winter NAMM show, is expected to continue through May 2008. more

ST. MARY MAGDALEN CHURCH INSTALLS YAMAHA LS9-32 DIGITAL CONSOLE, RETIRES ANALOG CONSOLE

Yamaha LS9 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church BUENA PARK, Calif.–When the time came to retire an increasingly unreliable analog console at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Altamonte Springs, Florida, the introduction of the Yamaha LS9 digital audio console was perfectly timed to be a serious alternative. With five diverse choirs and no full time sound engineers on staff, the different needs of the traditional and contemporary choirs and the ever-increasing expectation of great audio spurred the decision makers to carefully consider just how much the Yamaha LS9 would be suited to the role of primary mixer at the church. more

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YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO NAMES DSP, AMP PRODUCT MANAGER AND SPEAKER PRODUCT MANAGER

BUENA PARK, Calif.–Steve Seable has been named Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) Product Steve Seable Manager for the DSP and Amplifier Group. Seable comes to YCAS from Disney where for many years, he held the position of Head of Audio for the Hyperion Theater at California Adventure in Disneyland. His additional experience includes mixing Broadway musicals, large tours, and television as well as theatre and studio installations. “With much of our focus on DSP products and our new amplifiers, it was imperative that we hire a dedicated product manager to support these efforts,” states Marc Lopez, marketing manager. “Steve‘s background and experience in the installation and live sound markets is a perfect fit with our requirements,” adds Lopez. more

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Hitachi Brings High Performance And Networking To Large Venue Applications With New CPX807

– The CP-X807 offers a brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens at a weight of 15.8 pounds, and features an HDMI input for digital audio/video. —

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, January 22, 2008 — In an introduction that effectively raises the standard for large venue performance, Hitachi America, Ltd., Ubiquitous Platform Systems Division today introduced the CP-X807 3LCD projector.

The Hitachi CP-X807 3LCD projector offers brilliant, crisp images at 5,000 ANSI lumens and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. Ideal for large presentation environments, the 15.8-pound CP-X807 displays images via a 1.2x manual zoom lens, with a throw distance of up to 42.4 feet. more

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Harman Pro Group Provides Audio Solution For Gallo Center For The Arts In California

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA, January 17, 2008 — Demonstrating its ability to provide fully integrated sound reinforcement systems for the world‘s top performing arts venues, the Harman Pro Group today showcased an advanced networked system at the prestigious Gallo Center For The Arts in Modesto, California that comprises JBL VERTEC® and VRX line arrays, Crown amplifiers and BSS Audio processors.

As a new $40 million dollar theater complex that brings a dream to fruition for area arts supporters, The Gallo Center For The Arts has two performance venues to satisfy a wide range of performances. The Mary Stuart Rogers Theater is the larger of the two with 1,250 seats, while the Foster Family Theater has a capacity of 444 seats. Owned by Modesto County, the facility was financed by private donations. It is a regional facility that is home to the Modesto Symphony and will serve as a multi-purpose center for a broad range of entertainment. Media Systems Design Group was the audio design consultant, with Principal Tim Hart overseeing the design. more

Music Production Icon Jimmy Douglass Achieves The Effects With Eventide Eclipse

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA, January 17, 2008 –Renowned engineer/mixer Jimmy Douglass, whose resume reads like a who‘s who of music stardom, has recently integrated the Eclipse into his toolbox for sessions in his Miami studio. From looking at his discography, one would be forgiven for assuming (incorrectly) that Douglass is a man of considerable years — he has worked with legendary recording artists spanning rock, funk, soul and hip hop genres, including the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Foreigner, Timbaland, and Missy Elliott, to name a few — but one constant in his work has long been Eventide products, now including the Eclipse. more

The grandMA Takes Center Stage At “Clash Of The Choirs”

choirThe show may have been called “Clash of the Choirs” but it was all sweet music with the grandMA controlling the lighting for the new NBC series. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America.

“Clash of the Choirs” featured five music celebrities — Nick Lachey, Patti LaBelle, Blake Shelton, Michael Bolton and Kelly Rowland — who assembled amateur choirs in their hometowns. The choirs performed on four consecutive nights in the week leading up to Christmas with viewers eliminating groups as the nights wore on. Lachey‘s Cincinnati-based choir emerged the winner taking home $250,000 for the Cincinnati Children‘s Hospital. more

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Luna Technologies Announces the Optical Vector Analyzer ELp

Luna Technologies, a division of Luna Innovations Incorporated, announces the expansion of its fiber optic test platform with the release of the Optical Vector Analyzer (OVA) ELp. This new instrument is designed to characterize the polarization properties of fiber optic components for high-speed optical networks. Using the industry standard for measuring polarization mode dispersion (PMD), the OVA ELp is a fast, economical tool that provides industry-leading accuracy and resolution in a single sweep of a tunable laser and offers a dynamic range in excess of 50 dB.

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INTELIX RELEASES ENHANCED DVI EXTENDER

Middleton, WI- Intelix, U.S. manufacturer of audio/video equipment and software, recently announced the release of the DIGI-DVIT2R-F system, which transmits DVI video from a single source to two remote destinations over twisted pair cabling.

“DVI signals are typically very difficult to distribute–DVI cables are limited in length and DVI distribution amplifiers often choke on EDID and DDC signals,” explains Steve Cohan, Intelix C.E.O. “The Intelix DIGI-DVIT2R-F solves both problems with a convenient, integrated solution.” more

InFocus Introduces Innovative IN2100 Series: Learn Big IN2100 EP and Work Big IN2100 offer

WILSONVILLE, Ore., (January 22, 2008) – InFocus Corporation (NASDAQ:INFS), the industry pioneer in digital projection technology, continues to advance its innovative product line with today‘s release of the IN2100 Series of DLP® Projectors featuring BrilliantColor™ technology. more

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