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CANON REALiS X600 MULTIMEDIA PROJECTOR REVOLUTIONIZES ART INSTRUCTION AT MASSAPEQUA HIGH SCHOOL

canon-realis-x600.jpgArt instruction has been made easier for students at Massapequa High School on suburban Long Island, New York. Until recently, when Art Educator Vickie Ahearn needed to show her class close-up pictures of brush strokes or other fine artistic details, it required passing a book around the room or having students surround her desk to view illustrations. Now, however, a Canon REALiS X600 Multimedia Projector provides the class with large-screen displays of crisp XGA resolution images and all the 3500 ANSI lumen brightness necessary to view art illustrations without having to dim the lights. more

Guthrie Theater and Minnesota Opera Use Robert Juliat Topaze and Manon Followspots In Twin Cities

GuthrieThe renowned Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis has found two markets in the Twin Cities for its Robert Juliat Topaze and Manon followspots. The Theater not only uses a trio of Topazes and a pair of Manons for its own dramatic and musical productions but also lends them to the Minnesota Opera during its season.

“I have been a theatrical technician for 10 years and have used a wide variety of followspots at venues all over the country,? notes Owen Moldow, lead electrician at the Guthrie. “When I started working at the Guthrie Theater in 2007 I got to use Robert Juliat Topaze and Manon for the first time, and I was floored. I’ve never seen a followspot so bright or that had such nice action. They are incredibly easy to use and maintain; I never thought that I would actually look forward to using a followspot!? more

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Triveni Digital Rounds Out StreamScope™ Line With Low-Cost RM-40SE MPEG Video Monitoring Solution

PRINCETON, N.J. — May 28, 2008 — Triveni Digital, a subsidiary of LG Electronics (LGE), today announced that it has extended its StreamScope™ test and measurement line with the release of the RM-40SE, a low-cost, easy-to-use monitoring probe that provides comprehensive and continual remote MPEG video monitoring for real-time RF streams. The full-featured monitoring instrument is packaged in a compact design, yet boasts the power to verify DTV transport streams carried by broadcasters and cable, telco, satellite, MobileTV, and IPTV service providers. more

BROOKFIELD ACADEMY STUDENT BUILDS THEATER’S NEW PORTABLE TECH BOOTH WITH THE HELP OF NEUTRIK USA

Joey Stevens with Portable Tech BoothLAKEWOOD, NJ – Neutrik, designer and manufacturer of the XX series XLR cable connector, recently donated a variety of its best-selling connectivity products to Brookfield Academy student, Joey Steven, to help him create a new portable tech booth for the Academy’s theater. The theater’s tech booth project consists of a sound board and light board desk, a wireless microphone tower with belt pack recharging drawers, and a computer recording pod that was equipped with a custom built hydraulic monitor lift. more

Coemar Wash XL Lights And Cher Rock Vegas-Style

CherCoemar Infinity Wash XL lights will headline as Grammy award winning performer Cher graces Ceasars Palace for 110 performances starting this month. With a series of shows following that of Celine Dion, Cher will be complemented, yet not out-dazzled, by the premium lighting essentials that have become a stageshow industry standard.

With the aim of capturing a rock arena feel within the Vegas magic-land that is Ceasars, show lighting designer Baz Halpin (bazhalpin.com) had his hands full. Prior to the initial design Halpin worked with Peter Morse (lighting designer for Bette Midler’s show) to choose stock of lighting fixtures, which would work for all shows (with Halpin bringing some extras for Cher). The pair decided upon 98 Coemar Infinity Wash XL lights as part of a new system to be purchased as an upgrade for the theater, as lighting technology had advanced since the Celine Dion performances. more

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Hitachi Expands Capabilities of Educational Technology Outside the Classroom With Hitachi StarBoard Viewer for Interactive Whiteboards and Panels

– Free download offers industry-first capabilities for educators. –

CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA, May 27, 2008 — Hitachi Software Engineering America, Ltd. today announced the release of its StarBoard Viewer software for interactive whiteboards and panels. Hitachi StarBoard Viewer is a free download that not only allows users to open any file formatted with Hitachi’s industry-leading StarBoard software, but also to make edits and save work—even while disconnected from Hitachi StarBoard presentation products. StarBoard Viewer is the only software of its kind that allows users to save their changes for later use on interactive whiteboards panels and tablets. more

Soundcraft V16 Pair Take Up Residency At Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

nokia_theatre_street_level_final.jpgTwin digital live sound consoles soon to be joined by two more for upcoming Club NOKIA

A pair of Soundcraft Vi6 digital mixing consoles – one at front-of-house and one at the monitor position – are at the front end of an installed sound system featuring a variety of Harman Pro brands at the new NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE, which recently opened in downtown Los Angeles. A centerpiece of the L.A. LIVE entertainment, residential and retail complex, located adjacent to STAPLES Center, is the 7,100-seat venue which will be joined later this year by the 2,300 capacity Club NOKIA, which will also feature a pair of Soundcraft Vi6 consoles and various other Harman Pro products. more

Innovative Paging System by Lencore Creates Industry Breakthrough

(WOODBURY, NY)Lencore Acoustics Corp, a manufacturer of commercial sound masking systems announces the availability of its Music Page Interface, a radically different type of paging distribution system that will change the way audio and sound contractors design, install, and manage paging communication systems.

The Lencore Music Page Interface (MPI) replaces all the bulky head end equipment that is typically associated with music and paging systems. With the MPI there is no need for additional amplifiers, separate equalizers, special switching equipment or matching vendors for compatible product interfaces. In fact, the MPI technology is so sophisticated that it can make zone additions, modifications, deletions and other changes to the paging system on the fly and eliminates the need for running multiple home runs back to the electrical closet or through building risers to create separate or additional zones. more

Vista Systems’ Spyder and Christie Projectors Make News At Washington, D.C.’s Newseum

NewseumVista Systems’ Spyder and Christie projectors were selected for the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Big Screen Theater in the newly-opened Newseum. Communications Engineering, Inc. (CEI), a leading broadcast and multimedia systems integrator based in Newington, Virginia, designed and installed the Newseum’s broadcast and audio-visual systems. more

Nokia Theatre Goes Live in L.A. With JBL VerTec Line Arrays

Demonstrating the rider-friendly characteristics of JBL Professional VERTEC® line arrays, IPR Services recently sold and installed the new permanent sound reinforcement system at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. The 7,100-seat performance venue features a massive VERTEC line array system, based around VT4889 large-format line array elements. more

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