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JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays And Sound Image Drive Clapton/Winwood North American Tour

Two of rock’s most legendary British performers, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood, recently reunited to tour North America. Premier rental firm Sound Image supplied JBL VERTEC® line arrays powered by Crown amplifiers to ensure adequate output power, fidelity and coverage for the high-profile project. Industry veteran and Clapton’s longtime live sound engineer Robert Collins handled mixing duties at front of house.

A sell-out reunion date at New York’s Madison Square Garden last year paved the way for the 2009 “Two Legends, One Live Experience? tour, which spanned 14 cities in 20 days, beginning at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey and culminating at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The nightly set list included several songs from the classic 1969 album Blind Faith, which Clapton and Winwood recorded with bandmates Ginger Baker and Rick Grech.

The live sound reinforcement system for the just-completed tour more

Universiade Celebrates Three Anniversaries With Diverse Range Of JBL Loudspeakers

In preparation for one of the world’s most famous sporting events, systems integration firm Studio Berar outfitted 13 sports venues in Serbia with JBL loudspeakers and Crown amplifiers for the 2009 Summer Universiade games.

The Universiade is an international event that hosts university athletes from around the world. This year’s Summer Universiade took place from July 1 to July 12 in Belgrade, Serbia. It hosted more than 9,000 athletes from over 140 countries, all of who competed in 15 different sports and 203 disciplines at more than 50 sport venues. This year’s games celebrated three anniversaries for what some consider to be the largest and most important sporting event next to the Olympic Games: the 25th Summer Universiade, the 50th anniversary of Universiade, and the 60th anniversary of the International University Sports Federation.

For the largest sports venues, including soccer stadiums Marakana and Partizan, as well more

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Platinum Tools® Features New EZ-RJPRO HD Modular Plug Crimp Tool at 2009 CEDIA Expo

Platinum Tools EZ-RJPRO HD modular crimp toolMOORPARK, Calif., July 29, 2009 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, announces it will feature the recently launched EZ-RJPRO HD modular crimp tool at the 2009 CEDIA Expo, held in Atlanta from Sept. 10-13 at the Georgia World Congress Center, booth 3316.

Now shipping with a MSRP of $84.95, the EZ-RJ has been designed to terminate all EZ-RJ45 (Cat3, 5, 5e, and 6) and EZ-RJ11 (4 and 6 contact) plugs and can also be used to terminate most regular RJ45 and RJ12/11 plugs.

“The EZ-RJPRO HD has been designed for the professional installer providing a ratcheted, high leverage, ultra stable platform for consistent, repeatable terminations,? explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “This heavy duty tool is the more

Aloft Hotels Feature LED Tickers from Rise Display, Inc.

The LED tickers communicate news and branding information, and are incorporated in the design standard for the entire chain of Aloft Hotels

rise-display-rgb.jpgShawnee, KS – July 29, 2009 – Rise Display, a provider of integrated solutions for both Video and LED digital signage, announces that Aloft(sm) Hotels, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.’s (NYSE:HOT) new lifestyle brand, has incorporated LED tickers from Rise Display into the design standard for the re: mix lounge area of each of its hotels. Aloft Hotels are designed for the next generation of traveler, and feature multiple technology elements to enhance the guest experience, including the LED tickers from Rise Display. The tickers stream news and entertainment headlines, hotel happenings and promotional messaging, and other pertinent guest information.

“At Aloft, it’s important to our guests to remain connected and in-the-know even while they are on more

Norwegian Parliament Upgrades to BSS Audio Soundweb London

The Norwegian parliament in Oslo is using a large number of BSS Audio Soundweb devices for different applications, covering meeting rooms, hearing rooms and the main parliament assembly auditorium.

The plenary chamber recently saw a major upgrade to a Soundweb London system, relieving the older Soundweb Original system from its duties, which it has been performing since 2002.

The new system, installed during the Easter recess by Norwegian BSS Audio distributor, LydRommet AS, includes four BLU-320 break-in / out devices in an 8 x 8 configuration, and eight BLU-160 devices, all configured with four analog inputs, four digital outputs and eight analog outputs. Two BLU-10 touch screen remotes control the system locally, and the package includes a BLU-80 device located in the offices of the technical department for surveillance and monitoring of the entire system.

All 12 devices share the same control network and design file, but more

Coemar Infinity Wash XL, ACL And ParLite LED Lights Are All Dialed-Up For 311′s Unity Tour 2009

311For alternative/funk party-pack 311′s latest cross-country mélange, Coemar Infinity Wash XL, ACL and ParLite Led lights blatantly bring the beams to the brim to punch-up a bunch of June/July Unity Tour 2009 dates.

The mega-watt workhorse fixtures are precisely what lighting designer/director Joe Paradise had in mind to embellish the summer spread, of a more mature, refined sound silhouette the likes of platinum-proud 311′s chart-topping Volcano/Jive latest, Uplifter. more

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THE ZAC BROWN BAND RIDES TO THE TOP WITH SENNHEISER

zac_brown.JPGNASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – JULY 2009: The Zac Brown Band is on a steady rise. Their latest studio album, “The Foundation,” has reached Gold-certified status and its single “Chicken Fried” has attained Platinum. The country sextet imbues their live shows with good tunes, technical chops, and a charismatic performance that is building a legion of dedicated fans. To convey their well-crafted sound, the Zac Brown Band relies on Sennheiser microphones. To free up their stage show, they rely on Sennheiser wireless instrument packs. And to stay on top of their tunes, they rely on Sennheiser wireless personal monitors. more

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DT Research Deploys Digital Signage at Beijing International Airport WebDT SA3000 Powers Displays with AirMedia’s Dynamic Advertising Content

SAN JOSE, Calif., – July 28, 2009 – DT Research™, Inc., an industry leader in the development of information appliances for vertical markets, today announced the installation of the WebDT SA3000 based on the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor, the latest in their line of signage appliances, at the Beijing International Airport. In a press conference today in Beijing, top executives from DT Research, Intel Corporation, and AirMedia will announce the deployment and showcase their digital signage technology. more

SI Features New Reference Motorized Projector Screen at 2009 CEDIA Expo

SI Screens’ GREEN low voltage Reference Motorized projector screenAustin, Texas, July 28, 2009 – SI (www.siscreens.com) is proud to announce that it will feature its new GREEN low voltage Reference Motorized projector screen during the 2009 CEDIA Expo, held in Atlanta from Sept. 10-13 at the Georgia World Congress Center, booth 1137. Now shipping, the new Reference Motorized projector screen is the first flush and décor motorized low voltage projector screen available today. more

Vista Systems’ Spyders Unite Ancient And Modern Greece In Innovative Projection Design For The Opening Of The New Acropolis Museum

VideoToothWhen the Greek Ministry of Culture asked Videotooth Event Engineering to undertake the projection system design for the opening of the New Acropolis Museum in Athens, manager / video director Vassilis Leonidopoulos selected Vista Systems’ Spyders. The Spyders brought a series of classical animations to life, providing a glimpse at the symbols associated with ancient Greece, while emphasizing the new museum’s architectural surface. more

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