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New SunBriteTV Pro Series and Signature Series Deliver High Performance and Affordability to Integrators

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, June 20, 2014 — SunBriteTV today unveiled their upgraded high-performance Pro Series outdoor televisions. SunBriteTV also announced the release of the new 55” and 65” Signature Series models, delivering on their brand promise to commercial facility operators to provide the most comprehensive line of high-performance outdoor TVs in the industry.

The new Pro Series models will feature super-bright 700-NIT LED high heat tolerant displays and SunBrite’s Extended Solar Tolerance technology to completely guard against isotropic blackout in direct sunlight. In addition, the Pro Series models will include Ambient Light Sensors, which automatically adjust brightness based on surrounding lighting conditions.

“With the Pro Series, we’ve taken what was the most rugged outdoor TV ever built and increased the brightness and direct sunlight viewing abilities so that facility managers and integrators can confidently place these TVs in bright sunlight areas in their venues,” said Cameron Hill, CEO, SunBriteTV. “The new and improved Signature Series will represent the most affordable, best-performing outdoor televisions on the market.”

The introduction of the 55” and 65” Signature models, along with the already-available 32” and 46” models, completes what is now the most comprehensive line of affordable outdoor TVs in the industry. The new and improved Signature Series features bright LED panels, power-coated aluminum exteriors, 50% slimmer profiles, lighter weights and improved durability over earlier generation models.

SunBriteTV’s new Pro and Signature Series models will be on display at SunBriteTV’s booth (#C5835) at InfoComm 2014.

First released in 2004, SunBriteTV’s outdoor televisions incorporate over 10 years of research, design and weatherproof technology, resulting in the world’s first and only time-tested true outdoor TVs. SunBriteTV’s outdoor televisions are fully weatherproof, protected from rain, dust, insects, humidity, grease and salty air due to a rugged exterior and watertight Cable Entry System.

Designed for permanent installation outdoors, SunBriteTV’s outdoor televisions are superior to indoor televisions when it comes to both safety and performance. Specialized gaskets and insulated electronics keep all wiring safe from every kind of natural element from moisture to insects. The bright, anti-glare screens are specially designed to deliver bright HD images outdoors, day or night.

For more information on SunBriteTV please visit www.sunbritetv.com or call the sales department directly at 866.357.8688.

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About SunBriteTV
SunBriteTV engineers and manufactures award-winning televisions and displays built specifically for outdoor use. SunBriteTV developed the industry’s first all-weather TV in 2004 and its products have been time-tested in home installations, outdoor sports arenas, restaurants, hotels, amusement parks, and airports. All models are available through SunBriteTV’s network of Authorized Dealers. To inquire about becoming an Authorized Dealer, contact SunBriteTV at 866.357.8688, or visit the Dealer Inquiry page at www.sunbritetv.com.

Symetrix Radius 12×8 Dante™ Network DSPs Help Revitalize St. Peter Catholic Church

OMAHA, NEBRASKA – JUNE 2014: The Diocese of Omaha erected St. Peter Catholic Church in Omaha, Nebraska in 1926, and the church enjoyed many decades at the heart of Omaha’s Catholic community. However, times changed, demographics shifted, and the church didn’t have the funds to keep up with needed maintenance. It fell into disrepair. However, a recent resurgence in attendance inspired by the leadership of Fr. Damien Cook motivated the diocese to fund a major external and internal renovation at St. Peter Catholic Church. Now complete, the renovation, designed and coordinated by Conrad Schmitt Studios of Milwaukee, Wisconsin has won awards and features a new sound reinforcement system anchored by a Symetrix Radius 12×8 Dante network audio DSP system with Symetrix ARC wall panel remote.

“It was a complete overhaul, from the roof to the floors, from the walls to the ceiling, everything is renovated and revitalized,” said Tim Burkhart, senior systems designer with Omaha-based Midwest Sound & Lighting, the firm that installed St. Peter’s new sound reinforcement system. “It’s really stunning. In the process, they knew they would radically alter the room’s acoustics. They wanted to ensure that the new sound system would give them musical impact and intelligibility.”

Milwaukee-based DSH Audio Visions designed the sound system and partnered with Scott Riedel Associates of Milwaukee for acoustic design. David Hosbach, DSH president and principal design consultant concurred with Burkhart, and added, “Father Cook and Music Director Zachary Turner understand that while the music portion of Mass is really important, if worshipers can’t hear the Word clearly the rest of it – the majestic music, the ornate worship space – really doesn’t matter. I take my hat off to them and the St. Peter congregation for allowing the sound design, the room acoustics and the architectural beauty to work together in harmony, so to speak.”

Two Symetrix Radius 12×8 DSPs form the heart of the system. One unit is located at the front of the room, the second unit is located at the back of the room, and they connect via the Dante network. That way, each unit is near to a collection of inputs and appropriate outputs, and because the system integrates completely via Dante, any of those inputs can be sent to any of those outputs. Redundant Dante connections provide a failsafe in case one of the networks goes down – the other network will pick up seamlessly. The Radius units provide sophisticated processing for Crown amplifiers and a Tannoy QFlex 64 steerable line array.

The Radius units are located in a wall rack at the back of the loft and at the main equipment rack in the sacristy at the front of the room. Two remote sets provide user control, with one mounted in the main rack, and the other in the loft in a custom portable box at the organ console. All told, two Symetrix ARC-K1e, five Symetrix ARC-EX4e, and three Symetrix ARC-SW4e wall panel remote control units provide comprehensive, yet intuitive, control of the system. They primarily select active inputs and allow volume adjustment and configuration preset changes. “We use a lot of Symetrix equipment, and we love the hardware, the software, and its bullet-proof reliability,” said Burkhart. “The sound quality is always top-notch, and the Symetrix open-architecture processing is capable of anything we ask of it. Considering how frequently we use Symetrix products, the failure rate is remarkably low. And if something does go wrong, Symetrix makes it right immediately.”

Hosbach commented, “I like the Symetrix SymNet DSPs for the same reasons as Tim. And I’ll add that they are really easy to program, the site files are fast and convenient to move around in and modify on the fly during setup, and the tuning filters are extremely accurate.”

Burkhart concluded, “St. Peter Catholic Church is very happy with the new sound reinforcement system. They are delighted with its sound quality and with its ease of operation.”

ABOUT SYMETRIX Symetrix is dedicated to making life sound better. As a world leader in the development and manufacturing of digital audio signal processing (DSP) systems and accessories, Symetrix provides best in class audio management solutions to businesses, schools, non-profits and government organizations.

For more information on Symetrix products visit www.symetrix.co

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RHC Holdings Discusses Targeted Marketing Strategies at InfoComm 2014

LAS VEGAS, JUNE 19, 2014 – Representatives from RHC Holdings will be on hand at InfoComm 2014 (Booth C9516) to discuss the company’s new targeted marketing strategies, which were announced earlier this year. Under this plan, RHC Holdings, comprised of well-known dependable brands, such as RapcoHorizon, Momentum, Pro Co, RAT, RoadHog and StageMASTER, will promote and market its brands to their specific industries. Pro Co Data will be the main focus for this year’s InfoComm show in Las Vegas.

This marketing strategy ensures that RHC Holdings can offer comprehensive audio and cable solutions for a variety of budgets and projects, from 100,000-seat stadiums to single-room houses of worship and everything in between. RHC’s collection of brands affords users the options of low-, mid- and high-grade data, instrument, speaker or microphone cable options. Fans will also find solutions such as guitar pedals, digital snakes, personal audio interfaces, digital facility design software and personal monitor systems.

“We are very excited about the future of RHC Holdings,” says Darius Seabaugh, Vice President of Marketing for RHC Holdings. “With this strategy, each of the brands will now have a very individualized marketing plan that will focus on a targeted customer base for areas such as live sound, retail, studio and installation.”

Pro Co and Pro Co Data represent RHC’s professional line of customizable audio, video, data, communications and fiber-optic interfacing solutions. With product lines such as LifeLines high-end signal transfer cable; TradeTools industrial strength and sized device boxes; RoadMaster heavy-duty touring snakes and PlateWorks standard and custom wall plates designed through DesignVision, ProCo truly defines what it means to be in the professional market.

As RHC’s mid-to-upper-range line of audio solutions, RapcoHorizon products are tailored to the entire retail music industry to meet the demands of both live sound and studio recording. The brand comprises three different series of products, including the Players Series, a rugged solution for nightly club performers; Concert Series, a diverse line of professional interfacing products for live stage performances and Studio Series, an elite selection of cables with superior sound quality and rugged, durable construction for professional performances and studio sessions. With RapcoHorizon, fans can be assured they will attain the same sound on the road as they do in the studio.

A personal monitoring and digital audio distribution network, Momentum is designed to replace traditional analog audio wiring wherever audio distribution is needed. Difficulties in executing the increasingly complicated audio systems can be simplified by capturing audio at the source, converting it to digital and distributing it over a standard Ethernet network. This reduces the amount of field terminations, making installation less time-consuming. With the mTweak app for the Momentum mo8me Mix Engine, an average smart phone or tablet becomes a handheld wireless interface to control a user’s mix and settings right from his hand or music stand.

From its beginnings as a pedal created in a Michigan basement, RAT has become an iconic legend in the mainstream of rock music. Built with the traditional rock musician in mind, RAT products have a rough, vintage, rebellious and dark sound. The newest product to make its way into the brand is the FAT RAT, which is also being presented at NAMM.

RoadHog touring cables are uniquely designed for touring performers. Engineered “Road Ready and Tour Tough,” RoadHog cables utilize the most rugged construction for those who don’t have the time to be neat and careful with their gear, while always providing high-quality sound. For those who want even more superior sound, there is also the SilverHog, which features the same RoadHog construction with silver-plated conductors and shields. RoadHog also comprises Hog, HogCloth, HogM, HogMPro, HogMCloth and SilverHogM, and will forever remain devoted exclusively to cables.

RHC Holdings, located in Jackson, Missouri, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of audio, video, home theater, data and telecommunications interfacing products. Comprising RapcoHorizon, Momentum, Pro Co, Pro Co Data, RAT, RoadHog and StageMASTER, each RHC Holdings brand has developed a reputation in many industries for reliability, and superior sound performance. Used worldwide by concert touring sound companies, video and sound contractors, recording studios, system integrators, audiophiles and musicians, the company’s products provide optimal flexibility and premium performance.

Hitachi Raises the Bar with Four New Ultra Short-Throw Projectors

Las Vegas, Nevada, June 18, 2014 – Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media
Division, Business Solutions Group today introduced its CP-AX2503, CP-AX3503, CP-AW2503 and CP-AW3003 Ultra Short Throw projectors – four high-performance models that are ideally suited for delivering large images in limited spaces. The new 3LCD projectors offer improved image quality, flexible connectivity including powered focus, and wireless networking plus a host of useful convenience features.

The CP-AX2503 and CP-AW2503 deliver 2,700 color and white light ouput with XGA and WXGA resolution, respectively, while the CP-AX3503 and CP-AW3003 offer 3,300 and 3,600 color and white light output with XGA and WXGA resolution, respectively. All four projectors include Hitachi’s High Dynamic Contrast Range feature that provides a unique ability to alter contrast when ambient light is present and yet preserve the integrity of the image. Additionally, Hitachi’s exclusive Accentualizer technology enhances sharpness, gloss and shadow detail for more realistic image quality while providing greater depth of field.

All four models can be used in tabletop mode, or wall mounted. All provide a full complement of inputs including two HDMI inputs, two computer HD-15 inputs, three USB inputs for use with a USB memory stick, wireless adapter or mouse plus component, composite video, audio and mic A/V jacks. All the projectors have computer monitor and audio outputs. In addition, all four models have RS-232C and RJ-45 Ethernet ports. An optional wireless adapter lets users connect their computer to the projectors via a wireless network. The projectors’ PC-less presentation feature enables users to project images directly from a USB thumb drive, eliminating the need to connect a computer.

For more information on Hitachi projectors visit www.hitachi-america.us/projectors

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About Hitachi America, Ltd.
Hitachi America, Ltd. headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and its subsidiary companies offer a broad range of electronics, power and industrial equipment and services, automotive products and consumer electronics with operations throughout the Americas. For more information, visit www.hitachi-america.us. For information on other Hitachi Group companies in the United States, please visit www.hitachi.us.

About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2013 (ended March 31, 2014) totaled 9,616 billion yen ($93.4 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional materials & components, automotive systems, health care and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hitachi.com.

HARMAN’s Soundcraft Integrates Award-Winning UAD Plug-Ins From Universal Audio With Vi Series Consoles

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – At InfoComm 2014, HARMAN’s Soundcraft is demonstrating the new Soundcraft® Realtime Rack–a library of over 70 award-winning UAD plug-ins from Universal Audio compatible with all Soundcraft Vi Series digital consoles. The Realtime Rack is a 1U (one rack unit) enclosure capable of processing up to 16 channels of a MADI stream, while additional units can be added for 32, 48 or 64 channels.

There are two versions of the Soundcraft® Realtime Rack: the Core comes preloaded with 14 classic HARMAN and UAD plug-ins, while the Ultimate comes fully loaded with 72 plug-ins including emulations of legendary analog hardware from industry-leading brands such as Studer, Lexicon, dbx, Neve, Manley and more.

The Realtime Rack software runs on a Mac computer providing all the control needed to insert UAD plug-ins on individual channels, auxiliary channels, and master busses as easily as real hardware. A comprehensive snapshot system allows total recall of all plug-ins and their settings. Tight network integration with Vi Series consoles ensures that all settings of the plug-ins are stored inside a Soundcraft Vi console. One Realtime Rack can run 16 channel strips each with up to eight plug-ins inserted. Realtime Racks can also be daisy-chained to up to four units processing 64 channels simultaneously.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of 15,200 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.1 billion for the last twelve months ended March 31, 2014.

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HARMAN’s Soundcraft Racks up Another Winner with New Si Performer 1 Digital Console

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – HARMAN’s Soundcraft is showing the Si Performer 1—the most compact Si Performer console to date and can now control BSS Soundweb London preamps. The Si Performer features two option card slots available for ViSi Connect expansion and network cards, 80 inputs to mix, Soundcraft’s patented FaderGlow™ and illuminated channel displays for instant mix status, plus the DMX interface and control (which allows simultaneous control of light and sound all from the console’s control surface)…and all available in a single 19-inch rackmount console.

The Si Performer’s two card slots offer unprecedented flexibility, enabling users to connect stageboxes, while providing the ability to connect to audio networks like Dante, CobraNet and BSS BLU Link, which provides easy connectivity with the dbx PMC Personal Monitor Controller via BLU Link.

The Si Performer 1 now comes with the V1.6 software update, offering several new features and improvements to Soundcraft Si Series consoles, including BSS Soundweb London preamp control, external clocking via option cards, selectable input solo modes, Select follow solo, pre-dynamics global bus send, knob bubble pin, and momentary on.

With the V1.6 software update, the Si Performer 1 has powerful new features specifically geared to improve performance for networked audio and monitoring applications. The V1.6 software update can be accessed from the Si Performer 1 page on the Soundcraft website.

The Si Performer has an input capacity of 80 audio inputs to mix on all models, while featuring the same mix power as the Performer 2 and 3 consoles but with 16 mic pres and 16 faders. It is a feature-packed audio console with fully parametric 4-band EQ as standard on all input channels, and as usual on Soundcraft’s digital range, BSS graphic EQs on all bus outputs. This is in addition to the already standard filters, gates, compressors and delays on all inputs and compressors and delays on all outputs, which when calculated delivers the equivalent of over 448 1u rack units of processing in a tiny footprint. Unlike many other digital consoles at this price point, all this processing is fully available all of the time, there are no compromises on the amount of DSP in use.

In addition, the Si Performer offers Soundcraft® FaderGlow, which enables faders to be color-coded via an LED strip alongside the fader to indicate its function or channel identification. The Si Performer 1 also features eight VCA groups and eight mute groups for easier control over its 80 inputs and 35 busses. Each channel on the surface features a custom LCD screen to show channel name, assignments, graphic EQ frequencies and DMX data, plus signal metering. The Si Performer and Si Expression ranges of Soundcraft consoles are also remotely controllable via the ViSi Remote iPad app. Lastly, the unique integration of a DMX512 port offers core lighting control, ideal for single (audio + lighting) operator application.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of 15,200 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.1 billion for the last twelve months ended March 31, 2014.

HARMAN’s Martin Professional Introduces New Additions to VC-Grid and VC-Strip LED Video Solutions at InfoComm 2014

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Today at InfoComm 2014, HARMAN’s Martin Professional introduced the latest additions to its VC-Grid and VC-Strip LED video solutions to include 15, 25, 30 and 60 mm pixel pitch for architectural installations, stage design, and television set design.

Martin’s VC-Grid LED panel allows for the creative integration of LED video into interiors, set elements, stage designs, and custom-shaped LED video screens. Driven by Martin’s P3 System Controller, the VC-Grid provides high-quality image processing that eliminates the need for DMX pixelmapping, loose power supplies, and cabling. The VC-Grid offers 64 individually controllable pixels in RGB and cool, medium and warm white colors. Additionally, a hybrid power/date cabling systems allows the panels to be easily daisy-chained for ultimate design freedom.

“With the latest additions to the VC-Grid & VC-Strip Family, we are now able to offer the most comprehensive range of solutions for any creative LED video project,” said Wouter Verlinden, Product Manager for LED Video, Martin Professional. “Our integrated cabling system and ergonomic processing take the difficulty out of working with creative LED Video. Martin’s VC-Grids and VC-Strips are perfect for any LED video application from rental and installation to low or high resolution.”

The VC-Strip is a narrow yet extremely flexible LED video strip that can be cut to required length directly on-site. VC-Strips are fed power and data via Martin Professional’s P3 PowerPort 1500 and is controlled by Martin’s P3 System Controller for smooth playback that outperforms any DMX-based system. The VC-Strips are also fitted with color temperature control, color target control and gamma curve control and are guaranteed to perform at the same frame rate as the video source.

Additionally, the VC-Strip is fully compatible with Martin’s VC-Grid panel for more innovative and creative LED video designs.

For more information on Martin’s VC-Grid and VC-Strip LED video solutions, please visit: http://www.martin.com/productgroup/productgroup.asp?psg=leddisplaysystems&selgroup=93

As a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors, Martin lighting and video systems are renowned the world over. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and media servers, as well as a complete line of smoke machines as a complement to intelligent lighting. Martin operates the industry’s most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries. Founded in 1987 and based in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin is the lighting division of global infotainment and audio company HARMAN International Industries. For more information please visit: http://www.martin.com.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of 15,200 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.1 billion for the last twelve months ended March 31, 2014.

HARMAN’s JBL Professional VTX V20 Line Array Loudspeakers Gain Momentum

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Since its introduction earlier this year, HARMAN’s JBL Professional VTX V20 line array loudspeaker has been tremendously successful, as it has been adopted by some of the world’s most respected sound companies for some of the most widely-attended festivals, concerts and tours.

Billing itself as the Ultimate Celebration, the 3-day BottleRock Napa Valley Festival offered the best in music, wine, beer and gourmet food, accompanied by stellar sound courtesy of HARMAN Professional audio systems featuring JBL’s V20 line array loudspeakers and Crown I-Tech HD Series amplifiers. Camarillo, California-based full-service event production company Delicate Productions provided sound, light and video for the event

“The VTX line arrays, subwoofers and loudspeakers proved to be exactly what was needed for the application,” said Delicate Productions’ President Jason Alt. “The VTX’s acoustic energy was focused in the right direction, with the correct directivity being delivered forward to the audience and with very little spill to the surrounding neighborhood.”

In addition, Crosby, Stills and Nash’s live sound company Sound Image has upped the performance of its tour sound rig this year, using a combination of JBL V20 line array elements and S25 suspendable, cardioid-arrayable subwoofers

“Typical CSN concert venues vary between sheds in the summer and theaters with a balcony,” notes Gary Sanguinet of Sound Image’s touring division. “Based on the size of the theater, on each side of the stage we’ll hang a split array of six V20 loudspeakers, one or two S25 subs, and six more V20 boxes on the bottom of each hang, and then place anywhere from six to eight additional S25 subs on the ground for additional low-frequency reinforcement.”

Sound contractor CTS Audio was one of the first adopters of JBL’s VTX Series line arrays and it’s safe to say they’ve liked what they heard—the company just purchased more than 100 more of them. CTS Audio added a total of 108 V20 line array loudspeakers to its inventory, plus another eight V25 loudspeakers and a bevy of VTX F Series F12 loudspeakers. While Franklin, Tennessee-based CTS Audio had used the V25 arrays at a number of high-profile events in the past year, the company put the V20 to the test for the first time at the recent 2014 K-Love Fan Awards, held at Nashville’s Opry Hotel and featuring the biggest names in Christian music including Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Amy Grant, Scott Stapp, Sidewalk Prophets and more than 40 other artists.

“Based on our experience with the VTX Series V25 and S28 subwoofers, we didn’t think we were going out on too much of a limb with the V20’s, which we were interested in for their smaller size and which would give us a more flexible loudspeaker inventory that would be adaptable to a wider variety of venues,” said Mike Taylor, Vice President at CTS Audio.

The VTX V20 loudspeaker features a true 3-way system design with proprietary D2 Dual Diaphragm Dual Voice Coil compression driver and Differential Drive™ low frequency transducer technology along with patent-pending ultra-linear motor technology employed for midrange components. In keeping with the philosophy of the VTX Series, the VTX V20 has extremely high power density with each line array element featuring two 2261H 10-inch Differential Drive™ woofers, four 2164H 4-inch ultra-linear midrange transducers and three of the new small-format D2415K Dual Drivers.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of 15,200 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.1 billion for the last twelve months ended March 31, 2014.

HARMAN’s JBL Commercial Series Amplifiers and Mixers Now Shipping

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – HARMAN’s JBL Commercial today announced its six Commercial Series Amplifiers (CSA) and two Commercial Series Mixers (CSM) are now shipping. The CSA and CSM line-up combines outstanding value and performance and fulfills the need for small, affordable, easy to use sound reinforcement for applications such as restaurants, coffee ships, fitness facilities, bars and other spaces where an elaborate A/V installation isn’t required. All CSA products are ENERGY STAR® certified.

The JBL Commercial power amplifiers and mixers now shipping include the following:

• CSA2120Z amplifier, 2 channels, 120-watt power output per channel
• CSA280Z amplifier, 2 channels, 80-watt power output per channel
• CSA240Z amplifier, 2 channels, 40-watt power output per channel
• CSA1120Z amplifier, 1 channel, 120-watt power output
• CSA180Z amplifier, 1 channel, 80-watt power output
• CSA140Z amplifier, 1 channel, 40-watt power output
• CSM-28 mixer, 8 inputs, 2 outputs
• CSM-14 mixer, 4 inputs, 1 output

“The JBL Commercial CSA and CSM amplifiers and mixers provide just the right mix of performance, value and functionality for a broad array of fixed install applications,” said Craig Lambrecht, Business Segment Manager, Amplifier Business Unit. “These products continue to further the mission of the JBL Commercial line of products to provide high quality audio systems for venues that would never have had access to such technology in the past because of budget, space or technology constraints.”

The CSA amplifiers incorporate Crown’s proprietary DriveCore amplifier IC, which combines what would be hundreds of conventional parts into a single chip smaller than a dime. DriveCore offers significantly reduced power consumption, size and weight while delivering outstanding sound quality. All CSA amps are just 1U rack space high and a half-rack wide. All models can operate into 8 ohm and 4 ohm loads and can be used with 70V and 100V distributed audio systems without the need for a separate transformer.

JBL Commercial’s CSM mixers are perfect for background music, paging, security and other uses. Like the CSA amplifiers, the CSM models are simple to set up and use, with a minimum of front panel controls and illuminated rings around the knobs for easy visibility. All the mixers provide channel, master volume and independent bass and treble controls. All models feature priority muting, VOX ducking and mic phantom power and can be used with JBL’s CSR-V wall controller.

JBL Commercial components are manufactured under HARMAN JBL’s GreenEdge initiative for increased energy efficiency and lighter weight while delivering top-quality performance. CSA amps and CSM mixers conform to lead-free RoHS standards, use recycled copper, aluminum and steel from factory processes and benefit from additional environmentally conscious manufacturing procedures.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of 15,200 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.1 billion for the last twelve months ended March 31, 2014.

HARMAN’s JBL Professional Delivers More Ceiling Speaker Options to Systems Integration Community with New Control 45C/T

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Adding to its incredibly successful Control® Contractor 40 Series, HARMAN’s JBL Professional is introducing the Control 45C/T coaxial ceiling loudspeaker. Along with providing high fidelity and smooth, wide bandwidth sound, this 2-way, 5.25-inch loudspeaker offers extremely consistent 120-degree broadband pattern control featuring JBL’s exclusive conical Radiation Boundary Integrator (RBI™) technology.

“The JBL Control Contractor 40 Series has been popular with systems integrators around the world, thanks to its combination of outstanding pattern control and exceptional sonic performance,” said Rick Kamlet, Senior Manager, Commercial Sound, JBL Professional. “The Control 45C/T loudspeaker shares these same qualities makes available for our customers a smaller full-range Control 40 Series model for their projects. We see it as an ideal solution for a wide variety of applications where a smaller size, smooth response and even coverage are desired.”

The Control 45C/T is a premium in-ceiling professional loudspeaker designed for environments that can benefit from extremely wide bandwidth and very consistent coverage from a speaker with a small footprint. Thanks to JBL’s RBI technology, the tweeter sound is well-controlled by a large waveguide, while the low-frequency sound projects through specially designed apertures in the RBI. This design allows for a seamless integration of coverage over a wide bandwidth from coaxially- mounted drivers. The result is that the sound character is extremely consistent throughout the listening space with little variation from location to location. In addition to providing better coverage of the listening area, the constant directivity coverage allows for the use of fewer loudspeakers compared to speakers that have less consistent coverage control.

The large backcan on the Control 45C/T, along with the low-frequency driver design, provides extended bass response for a warm full-bodied tone. The system’s 5.25-inch woofer features a polypropylene cone and pure butyl- rubber surround for long life. The coaxially mounted 0.75-inch soft dome features ferro-fluid cooling for enhanced power handling and reduced power compression.
Ideal for small and large projects alike, the Control 45C/T is switchable for use as either an 8-ohm low-impedance speaker, or as part of a 70V/100V distributed loudspeaker system.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of 15,200 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.1 billion for the last twelve months ended March 31, 2014.

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