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HaiVision’s MAKITO™ HD H.264 Encoders Chosen for Venue Feeds at 2010 Winter Games

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Oct. 8, 2009 — HaiVision Network Video’s MAKITO™ video encoder was selected by Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium to deliver high definition (HD) H.264 program return video feeds for the venues at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games from Feb. 12-28. more

Stage Research Introduces RF Guru Wireless Microphone Application

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Stage Research is pleased to announce the release of RF Guru, a coordination tool targeted to anyone dealing with wireless microphones. RF Guru is designed to find the best combination of wireless microphone frequencies to be used at a venue and alleviate intermod (i.e., interference) problems. It calculates based on existing microphones, area TV stations, user-entered known bad frequencies and even mic data from nearby neighboring venues.

RF Guru was previewed in August at the successful launch of Stage Research’s Sound 411, a two-day informational event designed to bring together sound professionals and students in New York City with leaders in the sound hardware and software industries. “The new application was an immediate hit,” notes Carlton Guc, cofounder of Stage Research. “People told us RF Guru is what they’ve been waiting for.” more

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Square Brussels Gets Hip To Studer Consoles

Square Brussels, a new event space in the Belgian capital, recently purchased Studer Vista 5 and Vista 5 SR consoles as part of the sound reinforcement system for its auditorium. Belgium-based company Play, based in Nazareth, installed the consoles, which were purchased through Studer’s Belgian representative HeynenNV. more

Centronics Launches Elite HD-Branded HSMX Series 4×4 HDMI Over Cat5e/Cat6e Matrix System

Centronics’ Elite HD-branded HSMX Series 4×4 HDMI matrix system for HDMI over Cat5e or Cat6e

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STEVENSVILLE, Md., Oct. 06, 2009 — Centronics, Inc. (centronics.com), a leading distributor of audio, video, and accessory products for the residential, commercial, and security markets since 1959, is proud to announce the launch of its Elite HD-branded HSMX Series 4×4 HDMI matrix system for HDMI over Cat5e or Cat6e. Now shipping, each unit is has an MSRP of $1,199.99.

“Our new HSMX Series is a true 4×4 matrix system,? explained Tony Pelura, Centronics general manager. “A 4 x HDMI to 4 x Cat5e matrix extender allows HDTV to be displayed up to 150 feet away from the matrix unit using two Cat5e cables. The 4×4 matrix eliminates the need to disconnect and reconnect sources to different displays.?

Centronics’ new EHD-branded HSMX-CB and HSMX-WP comes complete more

CANON U.S.A. ANNOUNCES TWO NEW REALiS MULTIMEDIA LCOS PROJECTORS WITH NEW “PHOTO IMAGE MODE” FOR ADVANCED COLOR MANAGEMENT

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LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 6, 2009 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the addition of two new projectors to its acclaimed line of REALiS Multimedia LCOS Projectors, the WUX10 Mark II and SX80 Mark II. These projectors include a new Photo Image Mode allowing for advanced color management and adjustments for ambient lighting conditions. This new mode is ideal for professionals with the most discerning image quality needs, including those in the fields of photography, education, engineering and the arts and sciences. more

Mitomo Upgrades To Fairlight’s Latest CC-1 Technology

Tokyo-based post production facility Mitomo VTC (Video Technical Centre) has upgraded its Fairlight equipment to encompass Fairlight’s latest Crystal Core (CC-1) technology.

The facility has been using Fairlight FAME technology for some years but has now installed two Constellation XCS consoles, powered by the company’s CC-1 engine. The new desks include a three-bay console, which has been installed in studio MA1, and a four-bay console that is the centerpiece of studio MA2. more

Harman Professional HiQnet™ Audio System Scores Highly At English Premiership Side Burnley F.C. Stadium

Designed by AMS Acoustics and installed by ETA Sound, new audio system is world’s first deployment of Harman HiQnet™ System Architect V 2.0.

As Burnley F.C. gain promotion to England’s elite, new fully integrated PA/VA compliant Harman Professional public address system puts Turf Moor system in the same league as Europe’s greatest stadium systems.

BURNLEY, England — Harman International Industries (NYSE: HAR), a leading provider of branded audio and infotainment electronics for the home, the car, and sound professionals, today announced the successful completion of an advanced networked audio system at Turf Moor, the stadium of English Premiership football club, Burnley F.C. more

POWER TO THE SYMETRIX ZONE MIX 760

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LENEXA, KANSAS – SEPTEMBER 2009: Founded in 1884, employee-owned Kiewit Corporation is now one of the largest contractors in the world, with annual revenue in excess of $6 billion and distributed offices throughout the United States and Canada. The company recently built a new $18 million building for their Kiewit Power Engineers & Constructors divisions in Lenexa, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. Kiewit Power Engineers design everything from nuclear power plants to hydroelectric dams to renewable energy solutions, and the Kiewit Power Constructors turn their schematics into reality. The new building, which opened in June, accommodates some eight-hundred employees and houses a divisible conference room with audio processing delivered by a powerful, but affordable, Symetrix Zone Mix 760. more

Studer Vista 5 SR’s Mix French Opera Singer At Chateau De Versailles

When French opera singer Roberto Alagna performed a one-off spectacular at the Chateau de Versailles recently, supported by the 90-piece Orchestre de Paris (conducted by Michel Plasson), Studer Vista 5 SR digital consoles handled both the house and monitor mixes.

The concert, performed in front of 7,000 people, was held in the middle of La Fontaine de Neptune basin — on a concert stage especially set up for two months in the summer, specifically to stage spectacular events of this nature.

The sound reinforcement system was provided by French distributors, DV2 while the two Vista consoles were loaned by Audiopole, the French Studer distributor.

FOH sound engineer; Jean-Marc Aringoli, was already familiar with the Studer topography having used the Vista 8 for several years to mix ambitious live musical spectaculars for television such as Les Victoires de la Musique at the Paris Zenith.

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Fabulous Blue Diamonds Find A Recording Gem In Soundcraft LX7ii

When Mel Patrick decided to re-form his surf-rock outfit, the Fabulous Blue Diamonds, he turned to the Soundcraft LX7ii to bring professional-quality recordings to his home studio setup. Along with lead bassist and lifelong friend Fred Lichota, Patrick set up the LX7ii as the centerpiece to a full recording system in his home studio.

Patrick and Lichota currently stand as the remaining two members of The Fabulous Blue Diamonds, a self-described “1960s instrumental surf band? that got its start playing in night clubs, local TV stations and battles of the bands. Although they had a history as live performers, Patrick and Lichota chose to build on their legacy from the confines of the recording studio. Patrick designed and built the studio’s mixing desk, leaving plenty of room for expansion. “Almost everything from the LX7ii finds its way out to one of four patchbays in the mixing desk,? Patrick says. more

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