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Look Solutions’ CRYO-FOG Provides Low Smoke Effects for Mexico City “Beauty And The Beast”

cryoLook Solutions‘ CRYO-FOG low-fog system is contributing to the theatrical magic of Disney‘s “Beauty and the Beast” now enjoying an open-ended run in Mexico City. Four CRYO-FOG machines are used throughout the show as low smoke in forest scenes and around the castle exterior.

“Ten years ago ‘Beauty and the Beast‘ opened in Mexico City with four liquid nitro machines,” recalls Nic Phillips, the show‘s technical advisor and programmer. “It was the first big musical for the producers and Disney‘s first in Latin America. When they moved it to Spain all the equipment went with it. Since then this production and it‘s equipment has been touring the world. Now back in Mexico for the tenth anniversary, the producers asked me to replace some equipment, including liquid nitrogen low smoke machines which were actually dangerous.” more

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Aspect® reigns with Kings of Leon

Brit Nominees Kings of Leon rock! Full on rock needs a full on sound system and Britannia Row‘s Turbosound Aspect® system is giving the band just what it needs. Their first experience of Aspect was for the initial part of the European tour earlier in the year, when the band and Front of House engineer Brent Rawlings decided they loved the system. more

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RF CENTRAL‘S RFX-PMR-II PORTABLE DIGITAL RECEIVER PACKAGES HIGH PERFORMANCE & CONVENIENCE

Carlisle, PA, January 21, 2008 – RF Central, a leading digital microwave technology provider, is pleased to offer the new RFX-PMR-II portable digital receiver. The receiver is available in both SD and full HD configuration. The rugged unit offers exceptional performance for portable links and is designed for easy and quick set-up for ENG and field applications. In addition, it is weather resistant for broadcasts during adverse climate conditions. more

CSAV Holding Corp Renamed Milestone AV Technologies, Inc.

Minneapolis, MN – (January 21, 2008) – www.milestone.com – CSAV Holding Corp. is announcing that it is has transitioned to a new name, Milestone AV Technologies, Inc. The CSAV name represented Chief | Sanus Audio Visual and was a result of the 2004 merger between Chief® Manufacturing and Sanus Systems®. more

Tributaries® Best Overall for the Eleventh Time in Twelve Years!

Orlando, Florida, January 17, 2008–Tributaries® Cable is pleased to announce its unprecedented eleventh win in the past twelve years for Best Overall Wire & Cable company in the 2008 Inside Track‘s Supplier Loyalty Test survey.

Since 1985, Inside Track, a consumer electronics industry newsletter, has been helping the owner-operated independent specialist retailer and custom integrators survive and thrive in the face of mass-market competition. Each year, the Inside Track Supplier Loyalty Test survey provides a chance for retailers to grade their manufactures on 16 parameters including: Product Performance, Reliability, Innovation; Distribution Policies that Support Specialists; Obtainable Profit Margins; Technical Support; Resolution of Service, Return, and Repair Issues; Product Changes/Price Protection; Specialist-Friendly Programs; Quality of Sales Reps; Brand Name Recognition; Appropriate Product Assortment; Ease of Doing Business; Inventory Turns or Ease of Installation/ Use; JIT Delivery; and Dealer Training. more

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The Plaza Private Residences Outfitted with ReQuest‘s F.Series Music Servers

Ballston Spa, New York–January 2008–Music-server originator ReQuest (www.request.com) has been selected by Concierge Direct, a luxury high-rise amenity services firm, to furnish the new, pristine The Plaza Private Residences in New York City with the company‘s F.Series Music Servers.

The Plaza Private Residences are equipped with various lavish amenities, including ReQuest, to provide a solution to store and play music. The F.Series server features multiple audio outputs from a single unit, allowing family members to listen to different songs in different rooms of the residence. more

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Next generation SMART Board 600i interactive whiteboard system

Convenience and affordability hallmarks of new SMART Board 600i interactive whiteboard system

CALGARY, Alberta — January 9, 2008 — SMART Technologies announces the new SMART Board™ 600i interactive whiteboard system, SMART‘s most convenient and affordable interactive whiteboard system. This second-generation integrated system combines the SMART Board 680 interactive whiteboard with the new Unifi™ 45 projector and will cost 25 percent less than the original system.

Launched in 2006, the SMART Board 600i interactive whiteboard system quickly became one of the most sought-after classroom solutions. Its short-throw, high-offset projector reduced shadows cast onto the more

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Broadcast Networks Offers Technical Support To Genesis Networks

UK System integration specialist Broadcast Networks is helping network provider Genesis Networks to deliver new services to its customers by providing general technical services at key locations around Europe.

Based in New York and with offices in London, UK, and Montpellier, France, Genesis Networks provides customized transmission solutions, including global HD video-over-IP transmission, to terrestrial, cable and satellite broadcasters around the world. more

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Extreme Releases New Moondance® Dual-Spectra Ruggedized PTZ Camera

Moondance® Thermal Ruggedized Pan-Tilt-Zoom ImagerJanuary 16, 2008 – Extreme CCTV releases the Moondance® Dual-Spectra Ruggedized Pan-Tilt-Zoom Imager, which combines thermal and CCD sensors for surveillance imaging covering Detection to Identification. A 50mm thermal imager provides enhanced viewing options including spectral heat variance and hot and cold spot highlights, while the CCD sensor delivers 36x zoom for powerful video interrogation. more

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Blue Man Group Gives Kudos To Stage Research’s SFX For Shows Around The World

bmgStage Research, Inc., the developer of audio, sound design and lighting software, is pleased to announce that its SFX software, for creating reliable and enriched soundscapes, is being used by the innovative BLUE MAN GROUP in its shows in Las Vegas, Orlando, Berlin, Oberhausen, Tokyo and Stuttgart.

The BLUE MAN GROUP‘s production team taps SFX for multitrack music and audio playback and sound effects during their sell-out shows. “It‘s been great,” reports Matt Koenig, sound supervisor for BLUE MAN Productions. “SFX was easy to get going and manage, and it‘s easy to make changes with the software — something we do frequently during the tech process. SFX gives us the flexibility to set up screens, pages, playlists and cue lists and revise them quickly and easily.” more

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