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CBT/SMARTdesks Introduces New Way to Communicate Over IP With Viewpoint™

LINTHICUM, Md. — Oct. 27, 2009 — CBT/SMARTdesks, the leading supplier of computer classroom and conference room furniture, today introduced a new model for HD video conferencing with the Viewpoint™ self-contained mobile studio for HD communications over IP. Viewpoint packages all components required for HD conferencing in one compact solution, allowing businesses, educators, healthcare professionals, lawyers, government agencies, and many others to easily achieve professionally produced results. Designed for mobility and placement at the appropriate space where communications take place, instead of occupying a fixed position in a conference room, the quickly deployed Viewpoint overcomes the limitations of other solutions by turning any nine-foot by nine-foot space into an on-location HD studio. more

Furman’s PS-PRO II and AC-215 Keep the Thrill Alive at B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center

PETALUMA, Calif. — Oct. 27, 2009 — At any museum, the last thing visitors want to see is an “out of order” sign on a multimedia exhibit. At the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola, Miss., the disappointment would be enough to make you sing the blues. That’s why the exhibit technology team at Bowen Technovation chose Furman’s PS-PRO II power conditioner/sequencers and AC-215 power conditioners. The units protect sensitive components in the museum’s multimedia exhibits, while at the same time enhancing audio and video performance for an optimal visitor experience. more

Soundcraft Si3 Console To The Rescue At Mapleview Community Church

Looking to provide tremendous versatility in a cost-effective manner, systems integrator AV Communications recently installed a Soundcraft Si3 console as the centerpiece for its audio system design at the new Mapleview Community Church in Barrie, Ontario, Canada.

Housed in a former sports arena, Mapleview Community Church currently seats up to 900 people, and is part of a much larger campus that eventually will include sports facilities, a daycare center and other recreational areas. In addition to the requirements for customary SPL, dynamics, and Percentage of Articulation Loss of Consonants, there were two requirements for this installation: It needed to fit within the designated budget and it needed to include a digital console. more

Scharff Weisberg Marks Guggenheim Museum’s 50th Anniversary by Supporting Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s “Levels of Nothingness? and Other Events

Levels

Levels

Scharff Weisberg helped the iconic Guggenheim Museum celebrate its 50th anniversary by providing support for several key events, including artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s “Levels of Nothingness.”

Part of the museum’s Works & Process series, the commissioned performance installation was inspired by Kandinsky’s opera, The Yellow Sound. In “Levels of Nothingness,” the pitch, rhythm and content of the spoken word provides the control mechanism for an interactive light performance using moving light fixtures normally found on a rock concert stage. Scharff Weisberg supplied 40 VARI*LITE VL3000 spots for the 35-minute show which enjoyed a limited run in the Peter B. Lewis Theater. more

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Coemar Lights Take Center Stage at “VH1 Hip Hop Honors?

Hip Hop

Hip Hop

Coemar lighting fixtures lent an elegant, theatrical look to the “VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2009,” a sophisticated yet fun event that’s been called the Kennedy Center Honors for the hip hop industry. Lighting designer Tom Kenny employed an array of Coemar Infinity Wash XLS and Infinity ACL S moving heads as well as ParLite LEDs, supplied by Atomic Lighting, to showcase hip hop’s biggest luminaries.

The sixth annual “Hip Hop Honors” was taped at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House where Tracy Morgan hosted for the third consecutive year sharing the stage with Eminem, Ludacris, Mary J. Blige, Method Man, Public Enemy, Ja Rule, DMX, Redman, and Ashanti. more

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Wisdom Audio Presents Paper on Highly Advanced Motor Design at 127th AES Convention

Wisdom Audio

Wisdom Audio has announced that it has a patent pending on a highly advanced loudspeaker motor design that offers many advantages compared with traditional moving coil designs. Wisdom Audio also presented a paper (No. 7847) on October 9 during the recent 127th Audio Engineering Society (AES) convention in New York on this new motor design.

CARSON CITY, Nev., Oct. 27, 2009 — Wisdom Audio (www.wisdomaudio.com), the award-winning leader in planar magnetic technologies, is proud to announce that it has a patent pending on a highly advanced loudspeaker motor design that offers many advantages compared with traditional moving coil designs. Wisdom Audio also presented a paper (No. 7847) on October 9 during the recent 127th Audio Engineering Society (AES) convention in New York on this new motor design. more

Tinc Provides Production Design and Tech Management for M.Y.R.A Entertainment’s “One After,? Audiovisual Art Installation Marking World Day Against the Death Penalty

One After

One After

Tinc Design & Productions provided complete production design and technical management for the New York premiere of the audiovisual art installation, “One After,” an innovative look at the Texas death penalty at the Openhouse Gallery. Tinc was responsible for the design of the event’s gallery space and its video and lighting elements with Lance Darcy acting as production designer and Ryan Kirk production manager.

Created and directed by Margarethe Baillou and produced by Baillou and Madeline S. McEneney, “One After” consists of 17 one-minute films depicting Texas nature between Independence Day and Thanksgiving 2008 during the hours of every execution that occurred in the state in those months. “We set aside all textual and verbal narration for this work,” says Ms. Baillou, a German filmmaker based in New York. more

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Green Day’s 21st Century Breakdown Tour Stays Intact With Studer Vista 5 SR

Green Day’s ongoing world tour in support of its latest album, 21st Century Breakdown, has its monitors mixed on the compact yet powerful Studer Vista 5 SR digital mixing console. It was the first and only choice for monitor mixer Beau Alexander, who has worked with the multi-platinum Green Day since 2004s American Idiot world tour. more

McGill University and University of Victoria Use HaiVision MAKITO™ to Enable Interactive, Internet-Based Seafloor Exploration

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Oct. 21, 2009 — HaiVision Network Video today announced that its MAKITO™ HD video encoder will be used to enable delivery of live video from two pioneering interactive seafloor observatories off the coast of British Columbia. First the VENUS (Victoria Experimental Network Under the Sea) and then the NEPTUNE Canada (North-East Pacific Time-Series Undersea Network Experiments) observatory will use the MAKITO to deliver high-quality, low-latency video to laboratories, classrooms, science centers, and homes around the world via the Internet. more

PPC® Introduces New Perfect Flex™ Line of Broadband Coaxial Cables

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Oct. 21, 2009 — PPC® today introduced its innovative new Perfect Flex™ line of broadband coaxial cables. By combining superior electrical performance and lasting quality, the latest addition to PPC’s product portfolio is designed to be a future-ready solution for cable operators, meeting the growing need for coaxial cable and the ever-increasing demands on its performance. more

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