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Mersive® Aligns the Universe for Planetarium Dome Display

Umevatoriet. Photo by Lars-Åke Jonsson.

Umevatoriet. Photo by Lars-Åke Jonsson.

Swedish planetarium uses Mersive software to create immersion experience

Lexington, KY (October 20, 2009) – Mersive is chosen as the automatic alignment software solution for the science center planetarium display at Sweden’s University of Umeå. Mersive SOL® software was used at Umevatoriet Center to accomplish the edge-blending, image warping and auto alignment of multiple projectors on the dome screen to provide a crisp and compelling immersive visual experience. more

Digital Rapids Powers Live Streaming of Digital Entertainment Leadership Panel for Hollywood Radio & Television Society

October 20, 2009 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, film and web content to wider audiences — today announced that the company’s award-winning TouchStream appliance powered live Internet streaming of the prestigious “The Digital Chiefs” event for the Hollywood Radio and Television Society (HRTS) last month. Part of the HRTS Newsmaker Luncheon Series and presented in association with National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), “The Digital Chiefs: A Special Conversation on the Future of Media in the Digital Age” featured an all-star lineup of top executives in the digital entertainment industry. more

RF Central’s CMT-II Camera Mounted Transmitter and X6-II Diversity Receiver Take the Oakland A’s Out of the Ball Park

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OAKLAND, CA – As director of multimedia services for the Oakland Athletics, David Don is responsible for the in-stadium video display presentation for all 81 of the A’s home games. Don knows that high-quality, top-of-the-line equipment is essential in order to put on the best show possible which is why he turned to RF Central’s RFX-CMT-II transmitter and RMR-X6-II receiver. more

Lily Allen World Tour Runs On Soundcraft Vi6™ Console

On a worldwide tour in support of her hit album It’s Not Me, It’s You, singer/composer Lily Allen has enjoyed great front-of-house sound on four continents, thanks to the Soundcraft Vi6™ large-format digital live sound console. The Vi6, designed using the proven reliability of Studer’s Vista™ and OnAir 3000™ series of consoles and that utilizes the incredibly intuitive Vistonics™ II user interface, lets Allen and her band effortlessly convey the sophisticated lyrics and dynamic music of her powerful songs. more

The Score Television Network Raises Its Game With Studer Vista 5 Console

Looking to outfit its new street-front HD studio in downtown Toronto, The Score Television Network recently purchased a Studer Vista 5 console to handle 5.1 sources and output 5.1 to The Score’s HD channel. The console was sold by Studer Canada via Applied Electronics, Ltd., which also provided consultation, system design and integration of The Score’s entire broadcast system. more

Two Soundcraft Vi6™ Consoles For Friendly Fires Homecoming

The Friendly Fires recently performed a riotous ‘homecoming’ gig in their native St. Albans, turning the austere civic centre of Alban Arena into a party venue. The show was sold out within a week, and with just an 850 capacity (1,150 standing) FOH sound engineer Richard ‘Bars’ Barling would have been grateful for the compact footprint of the Soundcraft Vi6 digital desk through which to mix the band as would Colm ‘Meado’ Meade down in Monitor City. The two Vi6’s were supplied by SSE Audio Group, which has supported the band since Bars’ introduction to the rental company by sound engineer Rampton. Harman’s UK distributor, Sound Technology Ltd., sold the Vi6’s to SSE Audio Group. more

Massive Harman Professional Audio System Provides Fitting Platform For China’s National Day Spectacular

In a compelling demonstration of the high performance and depth of integration of Harman Professional audio components, Hong Kong-based ACE Professional Sound and Lighting, deployed an extremely large integrated audio system featuring components from JBL Professional, Soundcraft, Crown Audio and BSS Audio and configured using Harman HiQnet System Architect™ to support China’s National Day celebrations. Held October 1– the 60th anniversary of the 1949 revolution — this year’s celebrations featured 200,000 participants, an array of large, festive floats representing cultural, sporting and national successes and culminated in a 60,000-person evening rendition of “I Love China? in Tiananmen Square accompanied by a 300,000-shell fireworks display. more

Nucomm Showcases ProQ Digital IFB System at HD World 2009

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NEW YORK, NY – Nucomm, part of The Vitec Group’s RF Extreme business unit, and a leading provider of digital and analog microwave systems for the Broadcast market, as well as the Sports & Entertainment, Government, Military and International marketplace, is showcasing its ProQ Digital IFB (Interruptible Feedback) System at HD World 2009 (Booth 1008). more

Yamaha Output Product Updates Now Available

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. announces the fall availability of recently launched new output products and output product updates. Yamaha DME 3.5: New features in DME 3.5 include a Program Ducker component enabling fade-in/fade-out with much longer attack/release time than in existing DME units. Inverted ducking makes fade-in possible and enables gradual BGM ducking which is ideal for theme park paging, for example, and cross-fade source switching, necessary for broadcast. The new OSC On/Off oscillator key can be used as an assignment key while in Source to obtain a GPI effect. DME 3.5 provides ‘native’ support for MY16-ES64, MD64-EX, MY16-MD64, and MY16-EX cards available for DME64n and DME24n via the I/O card list in DME Designer software. more

Yamaha IPA8200 Series Power Amplifier Ships

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced the availability of its latest power amplifier, the Yamaha IPA8200. The amplifier is a highly efficient Class D amplifier that delivers eight channels of 200W each (4 ohms) in a lightweight, but sturdy, 2U package. The new amplifier, which coincides with the recent release of the IMX644 rack mount mixer, is ideal for smaller-scale installations wanting the superior reliability and sound quality of a Yamaha product, and with the efficiency of Class D amplification. The IPA8200 is three times more efficient than conventional Class AB or Class H amplification and provides greatly reduced power consumption, heat dissipation and space requirements. more

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