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MERSIVE NAMED IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 2009 TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION AWARDS

Wall Street Journal Awards Display Technology Software Company

Lexington, KY (September 21, 2009) – Mersive Technologies, a leading display technology company, today announced that it has been named runner up in the Software category of The Wall Street Journal 2009 Technology Innovation Awards, given for innovations that are truly groundbreaking and particularly useful in a time of economic hardship. more

B&B Upgrades Digital Fleet With Soundcraft Vi4™ Consoles

Dortmund-based production company, B+B Veranstaltungstechnik, have added two new Soundcraft Vi4™ consoles to its inventory of digital mixing desks.

The investment follows the company’s policy for regular inventory upgrade, and although a multi-brand operation, the company chose the Soundcraft digital platform based on the impressive features-to-price ratio. more

AKG Wireless Microphones Become An Integral Part Of The Ellen And Ronald Caplan Center For The Performing Arts

In an installation that advances the curriculum for one of the nation’s best performing arts schools, AKG’s wireless microphones were selected for their flexibility and dependability at the University of the Arts. A/V and Acoustics consulting firm Metropolitan Acoustics incorporated the latest in audio equipment from AKG into the system design for Terra Hall’s Ellen and Ronald Caplan Center for the Performing Arts. The system will become the focus of two side-by-side theaters that cater to students learning everything from performance arts to multimedia presentations. more

Gerber Acoustics Calls NEXO GEO S1210 ‘the Best in Engineering Excellence, Sound, Value, and Ease of Rigging’

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Gerber Acoustics of Lake Worth, Florida recently supplied 24 NEXO GEO S1210 speakers to Primerica Financial Services for a six-week corporate presentation tour. Primerica, who markets first-rate financial products and provides middle-income families with affordable term life insurance options, serves over 6 million clients in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Spain.

Production director for the tour, Joe Farell of Switch Liberate Your Brand said the purpose of the tour was informational: communicating the state of the business, latest product developments, and motivational⎯recognizing and rewarding the accomplishments of leaders from within the company’s sales force. The audience for the corporate tour was Primerica’s nationwide sales force of over 100,000 strong.

Chas Gerber, owner of Gerber Acoustics, said that since the audience sizes kept expanding, they were forced to sub rent stacks and racks from local sources throughout the more

Oakley Selects Furman’s PL-PRO DMC E for ‘Rolling O Labs’ European Tour

PETALUMA, Calif. — Sept. 17, 2009 — Furman, a world-leading provider of power management solutions, today announced that its PL-PRO DMC E power management/light module is being utilized by Oakley, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance sunglasses and apparel, to protect sensitive A/V equipment in the company’s “Rolling O Labs” in Europe. Part of Oakley’s High Definition Optics® (HDO) demo tour, the “Rolling O Labs” are self-contained, 40-foot trailers taken by Oakley to sporting events to provide public demonstrations of their product development and test procedures. more

DIGITAL PROJECTION AND MECHDYNE ANNOUNCE THE TOTAL 3D EXPERIENCE SYSTEM

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Powerful Media Server and 3D Technology Bundle Enables Video and Computer 3D for Projection Based Home Theaters

ATLANTA, GA – September 16, 2009 – Digital Projection International, and Mechdyne Corporation, the world’s largest immersive visualization solutions company, have developed a turnkey 3D entertainment system, complete with custom media server, designed to provide a range of 3D content for home cinema applications. A powerful Windows based server is the heart of the Total 3D Experience System, which also utilizes the most advanced active 3D glasses, IR emitter and powerful graphics adapter. When paired with one of Digital Projection’s 3D displays, the Total 3D Experience System presents 1080p images at 120Hz, creating the most dynamic, large scale, high resolution 3D entertainment imaginable. more

BSS Audio Provides Transparent Audio Through Swedish Glass Hotel Kosta Boda

In a unique installation that provides a comprehensive audio network, the Kosta Boda Hotel in Sweden has deployed a BSS Audio Soundweb London system for audio processing and distribution. Opened in June, the hotel is the first constructed entirely of glass and is located in the province of Småland, in the south of the country. The hotel also contains a spa, restaurants, a glass bar and a conference center. The system’s design was developed by Swedish Harman distributor Septon Electronics AB.

The Soundweb London system needed to distribute four sources of background music or sound effects into 21 zones throughout the building, cater for 10 conference rooms with local audio inputs and microphones, and finally be able to mute everything on command from a fire/evacuation system.

The signal distribution hub has been constructed around three technical rooms, including the master control room. A Soundweb London BLU-160 and more

Harman Professional Kicks Into High Gear At Swedish Soccer Stadium Norrköpings Idrottspark

In a fixed installation that provides a highly advanced and versatile sound reinforcement system, Swedish soccer stadium Idrottsparken has been retrofitted with a Harman system that includes components from BSS Audio, Crown, and JBL. Home to Sweden’s IFK Norrköping soccer club, the stadium was constructed in 1903 and underwent a major renovation beginning in 2007 that was just recently completed this year. The installation was completed by audio contractor Musikservice AB, with the system design developed by Swedish Harman distributor Septon Electronics AB.

Norrköpings Idrottspark Managing Director Magnus Nilsson explained the process of visiting other stadiums to help make a more educated decision on what type of audio system the stadium needed. “I didn’t want a conventional sound system. I was looking for something outstanding that would add a whole new dimension. Our goal was to offer our spectators a new way to experience the arena with a more

Scharff Weisberg Adds Infinity Wash XL To Inventory

Scharff Weisberg Lighting has recently taken delivery of a large quantity of Coemar Infinity Wash XL automated fixtures from Inner Circle Distribution (Sunrise, FL).

Immediately after delivery they were provided to LD Tom Kenny for the MTV 2009 Video Music Awards broadcast live, September 13th from Radio City Music Hall. “The Inifinity Wash is a favorite of Tom’s” cites Scharff Weisberg Lighting senior project manager John Healy. “They’re different from anything we currently have in stock. It’s a wash light with a very bright, very long throw and a beam effect wheel that designers use to put texture on scenery and do myriad other dynamic beam effects.”

The Coemar Infinity Wash XL light is a 1,400 watt fixture that features a very wide zoom range from 5 to 84 degrees total

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Auralex Acoustics Gets Animated with Blue Sky Studios

Isolation and Diffusion Add Sound Vibrancy to Animation Suites

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ATLANTA, GA – Academy Award-winning Blue Sky Studios, a feature film animation company known for its work on Robots and all three Ice Age movies, recently turned to Auralex Acoustics, the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, to alleviate acoustic problems in its facility.

With four large 5.1 surround-sound and seven 2.1 Avid edit suites, the main acoustical concern was to isolate the sound between the rooms of the facility. The physical shape and dimensions of the suites created a challenge as many of the rooms are perfect rectangles and squares, which is not an acoustically ideal environment as sound will bounce and echo throughout the room, particularly at low frequencies. more

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