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Matthew Piercy Teams With Lighting Designer Michael Franks as the NFL Draft Goes Primetime

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Lighting programmer Matthew Piercy partnered with lighting designer Michael Franks to make sure the NFL Draft amped up the glitz and excitement when it literally rolled out the red carpet and made the transition to primetime television.

The 2010 NFL Draft was not only significant for celebrating the 75th anniversary of the event but also for being the first NFL Draft telecast live in primetime. Round 1 aired Thursday April 22 from 7:30 to 11 pm on ESPN, ESPN2 and the NFL Network; Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday April 23 from 6 to 10:30 pm; and Rounds 4-7 on Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. Ratings were high with ESPN’s Round One telecast the most-watched draft ever among viewers. more

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Live Worship Broadcast at InfoComm 2010 To Demo Haivision Encoders for Multisite Worship Models

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — May 27, 2010 — Haivision Network Video today announced that it will participate in the Technologies for Worship Pavilion (C7856) at InfoComm 2010 in partnership with pro A/V expert and integrator Eastgate Productions. Haivision’s Mako(TM) codec will be highlighted at the pavilion, where attendees can see for themselves the high-quality H.264 encoding and low-latency performance essential to delivery of real-time video among multisite churches. Central Christian Church, located in nearby Henderson, Nevada, will use the Mako codec to deliver a live sermon to the pavilion, featuring worship by the Drew Bodine band. more

Harman Professional Shows Its World-Class Capabilities At Spectacular Opening Ceremony For Expo 2010 Shanghai China

Harman brands BSS Audio, Crown Audio JBL, Soundcraft and Studer will support the theme of the world’s largest-ever world’s trade fair, “Better City – Better Life?, with the advantage that Harman Professional technology brings to everything application: “Better Sound?

SHANGHAI, China — Underscoring its leadership in audio technology design and manufacturing, Harman (NYSE: HAR), a leading provider of branded audio and infotainment electronics for the home, the car, and sound professionals, today announced that key Harman products will play a crucial role in the Opening Ceremony for Expo 2010 Shanghai China, which takes place on April 30, 2010, in Shanghai. more

Soundcraft’s Success Above The Arctic Circle Continues As Bodo Kulturhus Invests In Vi6

BODO, Norway – Bodo, the second largest city in north Norway, and home of the Bodo Kulturhus, is located just north of the Arctic Circle.

The Kulturhus, literally “House of Culture,? is a performing arts center known for staging its own theatrical and musical productions as well as being host to touring productions covering a wide spectrum of music and performing arts.

The Kulturhus has recently added a Soundcraft Vi6 console to its inventory, with sale and service provided by local sound specialist Lydteamet Bodo. more

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Paul Brown Tunes Nashville Studio with Auralex

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NASHVILLE, TN, May 26, 2010 – Paul Brown of Ocean Souls Studios in Nashville, TN, recently turned to Auralex Acoustics to treat his new recording studio. Brown’s years of experience as a keyboardist, producer, engineer, and arranger helped him hone his brand of “Memphis Soul? with such artists as Ann Peebles, Jimi Jamison (Survivor) and blues legend Bobby Rush.

Brown engineered and mixed Rush’s critically acclaimed album Undercover Lover, which Living Blues dubbed one of the best Blues albums of the year. And he performed on four major PBS specials and three live DVDs, including Rush’s award winning DVD Live at Ground Zero. Paul also performed on the Grammy winning soundtrack for Martin Scorsese’s film The Blues and has just finished recording a live album with Nashville Blues great Stacy Mitchhart which debut #6 on Billboards Blues Charts. more

SDG Fits New Kitchen Italia With Martin Audio AQ Series

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The fast growing Sweet Potato Restaurant & Leisure Ventures Group has extended its latest restaurant concept — Kitchen Italia — by opening a second site close to Covent Garden’s trendy Seven Dials restaurant.

Kitchen Italia features large sharing wooden benches and a lively fast-service basement atmosphere brought to life by a background music system by the Sound Division Group featuring white Martin Audio architectural AQ loudspeakers alternating along the vaulted ceiling down the length of the room. more

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FAIRLIGHT BRINGS THE COMFORT OF RELIABILITY TO THE OPENING OF WORLD EXPO 2010 SHANGHAI

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With over 70 million people – almost all of them Chinese – expected to visit World Expo 2010 Shanghai, it was imperative that the opening ceremony for this extraordinary event went without a hitch.

Billed as the most spectacular outdoor multimedia display in history, the opening ceremony for World Expo 2010 Shanghai took place at the end of April and pushed the boundaries of technology t its limits. The extravaganza made non-stop use of fireworks, sound and light, with numerous elements such as mobile fountains, laser projections, and the world’s largest LED screen. more

Compix SchoolSmart(TM) Package Gives Students an Edge in Developing and Refining Graphics Creation Skills

IRVINE, Calif. — May 26, 2010 — Compix, a leading developer of professional character generators (CGs), today announced the availability of the new Compix SchoolSmart(TM) package, an affordable graphics add-on package that educational institutions can use to empower their students in gaining valuable experience and establishing skills in building high-quality broadcast graphics. Available for any Compix CG system, the package includes a 10-year unlimited offline GenCG software license for students, instructors, and faculty members, who now have the flexibility to create graphics anywhere and any time on their own computers. more

Whisper House Draws Ovations At The Old Globe Theatre With AKG’s Frequency Agile DMS 700 Wireless Microphone System And JBL VRX Series Loudspeakers

In outfitting San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre for Duncan Sheik’s musical “Whisper House,? the sound design team of Dan Moses Schreier and associate designer David Bullard – who designed the audio for the current Broadway hits Westside Story, A Little Night Music and Sondheim On Sondheim – drew on years of combined experience to select the optimal equipment for every scenario of the complex audio production. With an on-stage orchestra, a cappella vocal performances, large-group sequences and loud, complicated battle scenes transitioning throughout the entire play, they needed a great sounding audio system that could reproduce it all – from loud, overbearing sound effects to quiet, intimate spoken scenes- and ultimately selected AKG’s frequency-agile DMS 700 wireless microphone system and JBL VRX loudspeakers. more

On Stage Audio Deploys World’s First Professional-Grade Application Of AVB Transfer Protocol Using HiQnet™-Enabled Harman Technologies From Crown Audio, BSS Audio and dbx

HiQnet™-enabled Crown Audio CTs Series amplifiers with USP4AVB cards, dbx SC 32 Digital Matrix Processor, BSS Audio / NETGEAR® AVB bridges, and HiQnet System Architect™ were employed by On Stage Audio to create a topography for the future of A/V at the Compuware national sales meeting.

NORTHRIDGE, California — In a highly advanced, yet-remarkably simple audio system design that points to the future of professional-grade integration, On Stage Audio (OSA) this month deployed the world’s first real-world test of the IEEE 802.1 AVB Bridging protocol. OSA’s team, led by Jim Risgin, Vice President, configured and controlled a Crown Audio, dbx, and BSS Audio A/V system using Harman HiQnet for the Compuware national sales meeting in Detroit, Michigan and ran audio using Ethernet AVB standards. more

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