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Rent-A-Amp Supports World Class Singers With JBL VerTec Line Arrays At Plymouth Jazz Fest

NORTHRIDGE, CALIFORNIA, August 15, 2007 — In a high-profile tropical event highlighting the widespread acceptance by international touring artists of JBL Professional VERTEC® line arrays, sound reinforcement company Rent-A-Amp recently provided the live audio system for the Plymouth Jazz Festival, held on the Caribbean island of Tobago. The three-day festival featured numerous world-class acts, including Elton John, Al Green, Earth Wind & Fire, Mary J. Blige, LL Cool J and Diana Ross. more

Soundcraft Studer Group Strengthens Team

POTTERS BAR, Hertfordshire, England – August 2007 – The Soundcraft Studer Group has made a loud-and-clear statement of its intentions to aggressively grow its digital console and system business ahead of all market predictions by making several senior sales management appointments. Although Soundcraft and Studer’s sales efforts were previously separated into two distinct management teams, in this move, sales for both brands will now be headed up by Bruno Hochstrasser, Soundcraft Studer Group executive vice president of sales, who will also dually continue to carry on as president of Studer in Regensdorf, Switzerland. more

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Docktrdave Prescribes Soundcraft Vi6™ for Diana Krall

NORTHRIDGE, California – August 2007 — For jazz fans, news that the multitalented Diana Krall was going on tour this summer was met with eager anticipation seeing that the outing marked her first live performances in close to a year since giving birth to twin sons in December with her husband, Elvis Costello.

Known to pack out venues across the country from Madison Square Garden to the Hollywood Bowl, the singer/pianist is touring once again this summer with her longtime front-of-house sound mixer, Dave Lawler, whose Docktrdave Audio Inc. recently purchased a Soundcraft Vi6™ digital live sound console. more

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Soundcraft Vi6™ Decently Covers Barenaked Ladies

Popular Canadian band becomes first high-profile rock act to purchase its own Soundcraft digital desk

TORONTO, Canada – August 2007 – Barenaked Ladies (BNL), the Juno Award-winning alternative-rock band best known for its multi-platinum Stunt album and catchy hit singles “One Week” and “It’s All Been Done”, recently became the first truly high-profile recording/touring act in North America to purchase a Soundcraft Vi6™ digital live sound console.

“After having rented a Soundcraft Vi6 for nearly 200 dates–including the popular ‘Ships & Dip’ cruise back in January–the band simply liked the console enough to buy it for themselves,” notes BNL Production Manager Dean Roney. more

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ITC, AudioQuest CEDIA Expo 2007 Preview

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AES Posts Preliminary 123rd Convention Events Calendar

NYC‘s Jacob Javits Convention Center will host the 123rd AES Convention Oct. 5-8, 2007 AES POSTS PRELIMINARY 123rd CONVENTION EVENTS CALENDAR

NEW YORK: The 123rd Audio Engineering Society Convention Committee is entering the final stages of preparation for this year‘s event in NYC‘s Javits Center – Oct. 5-8. To aid attendees in optimizing the pre-planning of their visits, the AES has posted a Detailed Preliminary Calendar of Events at http://www.aes.org/events/123/. The easy-to-navigate, full-color schedule, includes program titles, participants and drop-down boxes of indispensable information. more

Wireworks Corporation Creates Custom Audio-Video Systems for NJ Nets

Court Side Suites, NJ Nets HILLSIDE, NJ, AUGUST 14, 2007 — Wireworks, the leading innovator of audio/video cabling systems, was recently commissioned by the NJ Nets to create custom breakout boxes that would provide power, video feed and statistics to three separate courtside suites located at the Continental Airlines Arena.

The box assemblies were created to provide an easy set-up assembly, as the system is disconnected after each game and put aside, making durability a major factor. These sets provide power and two separate video feeds to the 16 televisions set up on three corners of the court at each game. The boxes needed special video splitting systems for each feed and breakout boxes along the length of the assembly to play video and provide in-game statistics. This feature gives courtside recipients an enhanced game experience, by being able to watch the television for instant replays and statistics throughout the game. more

CSAV, Inc. to Distribute CLO Systems‘ Motorized Wall Mounts

Minneapolis, MN. — (August 14, 2007) – www.chiefmfg.com – CSAV, Inc. (Chief /Sanus Audio Visual), the global leader in mounting systems for flat panel TVs and projectors, announced today that it has agreed to be the exclusive US and Canadian distributor of CLO Systems, LLC‘s products. CLO Systems‘ products include X-arm and T-arm motorized wall-mounts for residential and commercial applications. more

Da-Lite Announces Pursuit of ISO 14001 Certification

Da-Lite Screen Company has started a “Green AV” initiative by announcing that the company is actively pursuing ISO 14001 certification. ISO 14001 is an environmental management standard which sets specific management requirements for responsible environmental systems. According to Da-Lite‘s CEO, Richard Lundin, “ISO 14001 will help Da-Lite to protect the environment, prevent pollution and improve our green performance.” more

RIEDEL SHOWCASES DIGITAL INTERCOM/STAGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR THEATRE & EVENTS AT PLASA07

Riedel Communications, one of the leading manufacturers of digital intercom and radio solutions, showcases its cost-effective digital Intercom Matrix/Stage Management system Performer 32 at PLASA07. This digital intercom matrix supplements Riedel‘s Performer line and is particularly designed to meet the requirements of stand-alone broadcast applications, opera houses and theatres as well as sporting and cultural events. more

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