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The Force Is With Studer For Star Wars: In Concert

The world’s greatest entertainment franchise in history is currently on the road with the world’s most advanced digital live sound mixing console, the Studer Vista 5 SR. Star Wars: In Concert combines John Williams’ unforgettable film score, performed by a live symphony orchestra and chorus, with specially edited footage from the six Star Wars films. Through each musical piece, audiences experience the key themes, characters and story elements of the epic Star Wars saga from an entirely new perspective. To assure the experience will be as intense and immersive as the films themselves, sound for Star Wars: In Concert is mixed using the Studer Vista 5 SR digital live mixing console featuring the award-winning Vistonics™ user interface. The Vista 5 SR is handling 110 inputs per night for a massive symphony orchestra playing beneath a gigantic 60 x 30-foot high-definition projection screen. In the words of Steve Colby, the FOH more

AKG Powers Sonic Beats At India’s Rock Festival PULSE

As 50,000 students from across Southeast Asia flooded into the AIIMS campus for the PULSE festival in September, Asian rock bands Sonu Nigam, Euphoria, and Motherjane were preparing to rock the crowd with AKG’s DMS 700 series digital microphone. Over the next seven days the three bands performed with other Asian superstars using an array of Harman products that included Soundcraft mixers, Crown amplifiers and AKG microphones, provided by Audio Design. more

Media Vision USA Selected as Preferred Manufacturing Partner for USAV Group

Media Vision USA

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San Francisco, CA, November 11, 2009 — Media Vision USA, the lead provider of discussion and electronic voting systems, has announced their selection as Preferred Manufacturing Partner (PMP) for USAV Group, a national association of leading Professional Audio Visual Integrators. USAV Group consists of 32 pro audio visual system integrators in the United States and Canada, providing professional services and product implementation to their customers throughout North America.

With their headquarters in Denver, Colorado, USAV Group selected Media Vision USA as their Preferred Manufacturer Partner (PMP) based upon its comprehensive conferencing and voting product line, reliability, service and value. Media Vision USA offers the TAIDEN all-in-one conferencing solutions for council chambers, training rooms, conference rooms, more

Furman Power Management Solutions Utilized by Musicorps to Provide the Healing Power of Music for Wounded Soldiers

PETALUMA, Calif. — Nov. 11, 2009 — Music is a healer. This belief is the driving force behind Musicorps, an innovative program based at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., that uses music in the recovery of wounded American soldiers. To provide safe, reliable power for the program’s audio system, and to make it easy for soldiers to use, Musicorps relies on Furman’s PS-8R II power conditioner/sequencers controlled by the company’s RS-2 Remote System Control Panels. Because the set-up enables the audio system as a whole to be controlled by a single switch, the system is more accessible to the soldiers, many of them in wheelchairs or otherwise disabled. more

Obzerv High-Performance Surveillance Technology Goes the Distance With HaiVision’s BARRACUDA™ H.264 Encoder

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Nov. 11, 2009 — HaiVision Network Video today announced that its BARRACUDA™ compact H.264 encoder and Obzerv’s breakthrough active imaging night vision camera systems prove interoperable under extreme conditions. Obzerv’s systems employ state-of-the-art laser cameras for long-range identification and recognition in surveillance applications. The video emitted by such cameras is rigorous and the ability of an encoder to perform acceptably with such video is seldom guaranteed. The companies have worked together to confirm successful interoperability. more

VAI’s DevCon 2009 Brings People And Ideas Together

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DevCon

The latest edition of Video Applications long-running Developers Conference or DevCon, introduced a number of technology innovations to a cross-section of clients throughout four well-attended sessions. DevCon 2009 took place at the end of August and, similar to past years where concepts such as wide-screen high-resolution imaging and the proprietary “MediaHub” were presented in an in-depth format, this year’s version provided a comprehensive review of the concepts and technologies. This year’s conference featured a number of collaborators and was reflective of the times, where many projects are serviced by responsive, efficient teams of companies each bringing its own expertise to the project. more

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Smash Mouth Motivates Illinois Teens with Concert Using NEXO and Yamaha Supplied by Gand Concert Sound

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Set on the Barrington (Illinois) High School football field in late September, musical act Smash Mouth participated in a teen motivational event that culminated in a performance in front of a crowd of 3,000. The Barrington School District is strongly committed to building children’s social, emotional and academic competencies, and this particular event was organized by a mental awareness coalition that included members of the Barrington School District, teens, parents, and community leaders. more

HaiVision’s New MAKITO™ — HD H.264 Video Encoding, Now With Component and DVI Input for up to 1080p60 Resolution

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Nov. 10, 2009 — HaiVision Network Video today announced the immediate availability of the latest MAKITO™, a high performance HD H.264 encoder that now supports both component analog and DVI inputs. The MAKITO delivers low latency, full frame rate H.264 encoding of high definition video up to 1080p60, or computer graphics resolutions up to 1280×1024 60Hz (SXGA). The new MAKITO complements HaiVision’s release of the MAKITO-SDI earlier this year, which supports resolutions up to 1080p60 over SDI (including SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G-SDI). The new MAKITO also eliminates the need for converters or scalers when HD-SDI is not available. more

Furman Elite-15i Power Management Systems Selected by ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ for Ohio Renovation

PETALUMA, Calif. — Nov. 9, 2009 — Furman today announced that its power management systems were among the amenities included in a home renovation that was featured in an episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” aired on Nov. 8. more

Vibrant Design’s Christopher Landy Begins Third Season As Lighting Designer on VH1 Classic’s “THAT METAL SHOW”

Metal

Metal

“THAT METAL SHOW,” the Saturday-night show on VH1 Classic that discusses and debates all things hard rock and heavy metal, has returned for its third season and so has lighting designer Christopher Landy of Brooklyn-based Vibrant Design LLC.

VH1 Classic often calls on Vibrant to light series and specials. Landy has been involved with “THAT METAL SHOW,” from its inception. “The show has been a runaway hit,” he notes, “and we’re back in production with nine new episodes.” Season three reunites hosts Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson with such guests as the Canadian heavy metal band Anvil, Rob Halford , WWE’s Chris Jericho, Steve Vai, and Peter Criss. more

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