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Harman Pro Group Provides Audio Solution For Gallo Center For The Arts In California

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA, January 17, 2008 — Demonstrating its ability to provide fully integrated sound reinforcement systems for the world‘s top performing arts venues, the Harman Pro Group today showcased an advanced networked system at the prestigious Gallo Center For The Arts in Modesto, California that comprises JBL VERTEC® and VRX line arrays, Crown amplifiers and BSS Audio processors.

As a new $40 million dollar theater complex that brings a dream to fruition for area arts supporters, The Gallo Center For The Arts has two performance venues to satisfy a wide range of performances. The Mary Stuart Rogers Theater is the larger of the two with 1,250 seats, while the Foster Family Theater has a capacity of 444 seats. Owned by Modesto County, the facility was financed by private donations. It is a regional facility that is home to the Modesto Symphony and will serve as a multi-purpose center for a broad range of entertainment. Media Systems Design Group was the audio design consultant, with Principal Tim Hart overseeing the design. more

Music Production Icon Jimmy Douglass Achieves The Effects With Eventide Eclipse

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA, January 17, 2008 –Renowned engineer/mixer Jimmy Douglass, whose resume reads like a who‘s who of music stardom, has recently integrated the Eclipse into his toolbox for sessions in his Miami studio. From looking at his discography, one would be forgiven for assuming (incorrectly) that Douglass is a man of considerable years — he has worked with legendary recording artists spanning rock, funk, soul and hip hop genres, including the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Foreigner, Timbaland, and Missy Elliott, to name a few — but one constant in his work has long been Eventide products, now including the Eclipse. more

Luna Technologies Announces the Optical Vector Analyzer ELp

Luna Technologies, a division of Luna Innovations Incorporated, announces the expansion of its fiber optic test platform with the release of the Optical Vector Analyzer (OVA) ELp. This new instrument is designed to characterize the polarization properties of fiber optic components for high-speed optical networks. Using the industry standard for measuring polarization mode dispersion (PMD), the OVA ELp is a fast, economical tool that provides industry-leading accuracy and resolution in a single sweep of a tunable laser and offers a dynamic range in excess of 50 dB.

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AURALEX ACOUSTICS CREATES A SOUND ENVIRONMENT AT THE FENDER CENTER FOR MUSIC EDUCATION

ANAHEIM, CA – JANUARY 15, 2008 – Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, recently installed an assortment of its best-selling acoustical products at the Fender Center for Music Education, a 501 C3 not-for-profit public benefit corporation that provides free and low cost Kids Rock Free® educational opportunities, including piano, guitar and drum lessons, to over six hundred children per week. more

NEUTRIK SHOWCASES ETHERCON FOR CAT6 CABLES AT WINTER NAMM

ANAHEIM, CA, JANUARY 15, 2008 – Neutrik, designer and manufacturer of the industry leading XX series XLR cable connector, showcases its EtherCon series for CAT6 cables at Winter NAMM 2008 (Hall A, Booth #6320).

The EtherCon CAT6 series offers a rugged patch cable solution, which includes a metal housing for RJ45 cable connectors that protect them against mechanical load. It is equipped with Neutrik‘s chuck-type strain relief with a separate push-pull locking mechanism to avoid accidental unplugging. The cable solution is available in custom lengths and the receptacle will accept a standard RJ45 cable end in addition to the EtherCon CAT6 patch cable. more

AVIOM GOES TO HEAD OF THE CLASS AT THE ART INSTITUTE OF SEATTLE

Aviom, exclusive developer of the world‘s premier audio transport technology, A-Net®, is getting high marks at The Art Institute of Seattle. Students and faculty members in the school‘s audio recording and production program have improved their monitoring and cue systems by adding Aviom’s Pro16 Series™ monitor mixing system including the signature A-16II Personal Mixer to their equipment arsenal. Aviom‘s Pro16 Series™ will be showcased at the NAMM show, January 17th to 20th, at the Anaheim Convention Center in California (Arena, Booth #7123). more

MusicGiants Launches VideoGiants(TM) Service with Films from Paramount Pictures

MusicGiants launches a first-of-its-kind service that sells films directly into high-end home theater systems, starting with many of Paramount Pictures‘ titles.

Incline Village, NV – January 08, 2008 – MusicGiants today announced that they have entered into a distribution deal with Paramount Pictures Digital Entertainment to distribute motion picture films from the Paramount library through their new VideoGiants™ home theater digital content delivery platform. The MusicGiants Download Media store is already being built into most of the media servers for the high-end home theater industry, including Crestron, Imerge, Niveus, Russound, ReQuest, Xperinet, Cutting Edge, and Inteset among others. Over the next several months, MusicGiants‘ VideoGiants™ solution will become available inside numerous other consumer electronic devices and will function as the primary means of content acquisition for upscale households. more

ALLEN & HEATH UNVEILS NEW ZED MODEL AT NAMM 2008

The new ZED-24Allen & Heath will unveil a fifth model in the new ZED range of small format, USB-equipped mixers for live performance, recording, and production, at the forthcoming NAMM show in Anaheim, CA, in January 2008.

The new ZED-24 stereo mixer provides 23 independent sources to the mix, 10 independent outputs, 4 aux sends (2 pre and 2 post fade), a USB send and return (for PC or Mac recording, playback and effects), a unique dual stereo input capability, and advanced monitoring facilities. more

AVIOM PARTNERS WITH DIGIDESIGN

Aviom, exclusive developer of the world‘s premier audio transport technology, A-Net®, announces a collaboration with Digidesign, the leader in digital audio production, providing the professional music, broadcast, multimedia, and film industries with tools for audio creation, post production, collaboration, and distribution, to extend Aviom‘s A-Net capabilities. Digidesign‘s D-Show 2.6 software has been upgraded with key new features including support for Aviom‘s Pro16 Series™. Aviom‘s Pro16 Series™ will be showcased at the NAMM show, January 17th to 20th, at the Anaheim Convention Center in California (Arena, Booth #7123). more

PROJECTION INDUSTRY PLAYERS ALIGN TO SET NEW STANDARD

Simple, Consumer-Friendly Metric Specifies Projector Color Performance

LOS ANGELES, CA – January 7, 2008- Today, leading projector manufacturers and technology providers united to endorse a new international specification that will allow users to evaluate the color performance of digital projectors to ensure their investment delivers the most impact and the greatest effect. The new specification called “Color Brightness” measures color light output. With the fast-paced development of vivid color content and the rapid adoption of high definition video, the quality and impact of the color produced by a projector has become extremely important. Leading industry players in support of the movement include 3LCD manufacturers Epson and Sony. more

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