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Atlona(R) to Host AtlonaAcademy Webinar “HDMI Troubleshooting: Exploring Critical Elements of Digital Connectivity” on Dec. 4

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Nov. 28, 2012 — Atlona(R) today announced that the company will be hosting the AtlonaAcademy webinar “HDMI Troubleshooting: Exploring Critical Elements of Digital Connectivity” on Dec. 4 at 6 a.m. PST and 10 a.m. PST. The one-hour sessions will explore the root causes of HDMI(R) connectivity problems, and the latest technologies and tools being used to combat these issues. more

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Advanced Systems Group Examines Large Raster Acquisition Workflows at Free Annual Workshop

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, will discuss large raster acquisition workflow challenges during 4K Workflow 2012, its annual workshop, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the New People Cinema at the New People building in San Francisco. The free workshop begins at 10 a.m. and lunch will be served.

“4K is already being called ‘the new HD’ in some circles. It is certainly becoming a viable acquisition and distribution format, but there are still a number of challenges associated with adopting this technology,” said Dave Van Hoy, ASG president. “4K Workflow 2012 will explore options at every point in the production process, including how to manage 4K file-based workflows.”

The workshop will include a 4K overview led by veteran director of photography and industry consultant Suny Behar. The session will address technical specifications, particularly 4K acquisition and camera technologies. Jordan Livingston, an independent filmmaker and digital imaging technician who serves the Hollywood and Bay Area markets through his company, DIGILOID, will discuss DIT and DAM, file-based workflows for high-resolution camera systems, and workflows for on-set color, dailies, and transcoding.

Westernized Productions, a San Francisco-based design firm specializing in animation and visual effects, will present “Compositing and Motion Graphics in the Large Raster World.” Other sessions will include “Color Correction and Color Management” and “Deliverables and the Delivery Process.”

Registration is free for 4K Workflow 2012, but space is limited. Please visit http://www.asgllc.com/?p-2835 to register or www.asgllc.com for more information.

About ASG:

Advanced Systems Group LLC of Emeryville, Calif., with offices in the Bay Area and Southern California, has provided engineering, systems, integration, support and training to the broadcast, film, creative, and corporate video markets since 1997. With unmatched experience in Apple-based newsroom systems, shared storage, archiving, editing, finishing, and VFX systems, ASG has become one of largest installers of post production and shared storage systems on the West Coast. The ASG team is highly focused on customer success, and has installed and supported more than 185 SANs, production, and post production systems over the last six years. For more information, visit www.asgllc.com or call 510-654-8300.

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Yamaha Training Sessions Set for November and December

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Seminars (YCATS) will make stops in Washington, DC; Cincinnati, Ohio; Novi, Michigan; and Orlando, Florida during the months of November and December.

YCATS trainers will hit the District of Columbia Wednesday through Friday, November 28-30 for Yamaha CL Digital Console Operational Training, M7CL Digital Console for Beginners, M7CL for Advanced Users, Digital Audio Networks for Engineers, and an LS9 Digital Console Workshop. Yamaha CL operational training will be held in Cincinnati on Tuesday, December 4 and in Novi on Friday, December 7 while Orlando training will be held Tuesday through Thursday, December 11-13 and will consist of M7CL for Beginners, M7CL for Advanced Users, CL Series Essentials (for those who are familiar with “Centralogic” on M7CL or LS9), and Digital Audio Networks for Engineers.

For more information and to register, visit: http://yamahacommercialaudiosystems.com/training.php?catID=11001.

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About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Celebrating 125 years of Passion and Performance, and 25 years in the manufacturer of high quality digital audio consoles, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of integrated professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the broadcast, sound reinforcement/installed sound, touring, commercial recording, and post production markets. With the addition of NEXO to the product line, the company remains the official U.S. and Canadian distributor for all NEXO speaker models. YCAS offers comprehensive in-house and field product training for its customers, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.

Advanced Systems Group Offers Free Video Archive Webinar

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, will host “How To Avoid Archive Anarchy,” a free webinar to explore video archive solutions, on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at 10 a.m. Hosted by ASG’s Tyler Berry, the 90-minute webinar will feature presentations from Cache-A, Quantum, and XenData – three leading providers of archiving products for professional video applications.

“There are many archiving choices in our market, so it’s important to understand the differences in approach and technology between manufacturers,” said Dave Van Hoy, ASG president. “Our webinar will spotlight solutions from three different companies and show how their products integrate with today’s file-based workflows.”

Cache-A specializes in the development of cost effective archive appliances for the digital film and professional video industries. Mark Ostlund, vice president of sales and marketing, will discuss the company’s LTO data tape-based solutions. XenData, with its focus on media and entertainment industry requirements, has digital video archives in more than 50 countries. CEO Phil Storey will detail the company’s tape and disk-based approach. And Quantum offers specialized tape, disk, and cloud-based storage solutions for a variety of industries, but will focus specifically on its StorNext line of archive appliances and software. The presentations will be followed by a short Q&A session.

To register for “How To Avoid Archive Anarchy,” or for more information, visit http://www.asgllc.com/events/archive-webinar-event.

About ASG:

Advanced Systems Group LLC of Emeryville, Calif., with offices in the Bay Area and Southern California, has provided engineering, systems, integration, support and training to the broadcast, film, creative, and corporate video markets since 1997. With unmatched experience in Apple-based newsroom systems, shared storage, archiving, editing, finishing, and VFX systems, ASG has become one of largest installers of post production and shared storage systems on the West Coast. The ASG team is highly focused on customer success, and has installed and supported more than 185 SANs, production, and post production systems over the last six years. For more information, visit www.asgllc.com or call 510-654-8300.

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The IABM Training Academy Builds on 2012 Momentum With Plans for Geographic and Course Expansion in 2013

GLOUCESTERSHIRE, U.K. — Oct. 25, 2012 — The IABM Training Academy today announced that, given the success of its 2012 course offering, the organization will significantly extend the breadth of its course offering in 2013. Through this ongoing geographical expansion and course development, the academy will continue to deliver training that addresses the broadcast industry’s skills and knowledge shortage. The academy also will continue its work in establishing valuable links with academic institutions. more

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Christie Offers Simulation Education Program to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Engineers and Technical Specialists

Christie®, which introduced the world’s first true solid state simulation projector, the Christie Matrix StIM™, held its third educational forum dedicated to the world of visual system requirements for the simulation industry. Open to the general simulation community and geared towards engineers and technical specialists, the one-day SIM University was held in Dayton, Ohio, home of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

This free full-day session, the third to be organized by Christie since 2011, is designed to increase knowledge of various visual system requirements by bringing together leading industry experts for presentations, Qs&As, an Ask-the-Expert panel discussion and informal one-to-one conversations.

In the session, experts from FlightSafety International, Visual Performance and Christie, covered topics ranging from image quality, night vision goggle training system setup and calibration to projector specifications, and color, brightness and latency, system maintenance considerations, glass vs. Mylar mirrors and stereoscopic/collimated display systems.

Christie recognizes leading experts Dr. Charles Lloyd, Visual Performance, LLC, and Doug Gill and Justin Knaplund of FlightSafety International for contributing to the simulation day educational program.

Simulation and training specialists wanting to learn more about the SIM University program and interested in registering for upcoming sessions can email the SIM University team.

Yamaha CL Series on Display at TC Furlong Digital Console Showcase

BUENA PARK, Calif.—On Tuesday, November 27, TC Furlong will host a Digital Console Showcase at the Moody Church, 1635 N. LaSalle Drive in Chicago from 3:00 – 8:00 pm CST in Rooms 107/108. The Showcase will include the new Yamaha CL Digital Console Series including the CL1, CL3 and CL5, and Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems staff will be on hand for demos and to answer questions. The TC Furlong event is free and open to the public but space is limited so RSVP early at 847-367-9588.

For more information visit www.tcfurlong.com.

For directions to the Moody Church, visit http://www.moodychurch.org.

For more information on the Yamaha CL Digital Console Series, visit www.yamahaca.com.

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About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Celebrating 125 years of Passion and Performance, and 25 years in the manufacturer of high quality digital audio consoles, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of integrated professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the broadcast, sound reinforcement/installed sound, touring, commercial recording, and post production markets. With the addition of NEXO to the product line, the company remains the official U.S. and Canadian distributor for all NEXO speaker models. YCAS offers comprehensive in-house and field product training for its customers, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.

HARMAN PROFESSIONAL HOSTS INSTALLED SYSTEM APPLICATIONS SEMINAR IN SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL — Underscoring its commitment to engage new customers in growing market regions with the most comprehensive training and support programs, HARMAN Professional recently hosted a three-day seminar on Installed System Applications in Sao Paulo, Brazil with an international team of presenters. The event was planned in collaboration with Harman’s Brazil Country Head Rodrigo Kniest and Fernando Guerra, Sales Manager for Installed Sound & Cinema. It served to introduce HARMAN product and technology specialists and invited guest speaker and sound system design expert Vance Breshears of Acoustic Dimensions, along with Harman Brazil’s new Pro Sales & Marketing Director, Sergio Luis Smidt, to the audio design and installation community in Brazil.

According to David Scheirman, Director, Knowledge Resources, HARMAN Professional, the seminar is part of a growing information platform being developed to engage and update system designers, specifying engineers and AV consultants worldwide. The timing and choice of location were set to leverage the considerable interest about HARMAN products from audio and systems integration professionals in the Brazilian market. “Since recently making Brazil’s Selenium Electronica an important part of HARMAN Professional’s global business development and growth strategy, we have become much more deeply engaged with audio professionals in this region. That has led to a strong dialog and exchange of ideas,” Scheirman stated. “Cross pollinating geographic regions with ideas and techniques is always exciting and consistently yields value for everyone involved.”

The Sao Paulo program covered the fundamentals of sound and communications systems design from specification to commissioning. Additionally, it provided deep insights into complex system applications including sports stadia, live-performance venues, hospitality venues such as hotels, bars and dance clubs and communication and paging applications ranging from typical conference and boardroom spaces to large-scale transportation facilities. The seminar featured the latest technologies from AKG, BSS, Crown, dbx, JBL and Soundcraft Studer. Attendees also gained an experiential audio-visual exposure to IDX, HARMAN’s new unified paging and message delivery platform. Simultaneous translation in both the English and Portuguese languages was available for all attendees.

“With a robust economy, and with numerous fixed-venue design and installation opportunities resulting from Brazil’s upcoming global-scale sports and entertainment events on the calendar in the next few years, we are investing in more of the necessary personnel and resources to provide our customers with the knowledge and support they require to be successful in these areas,” commented Rodrigo Kniest. “Having firsthand access to world-class experts and leading-edge tools gives our customers a competitive edge in this growing market for sound and communications systems.”

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

HARMAN Professional’s AKG Acoustics, JBL Professional and Lexicon Continue Sponsorship of The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing®

NORTHRIDGE, California – HARMAN Professional today announced its AKG Acoustics, JBL Professional and Lexicon brands are maintaining their status as official “P&E Wing Sustaining Partners” with the renewal of their sponsorship of P&E Wing Sustaining Partners® through 2013. This sponsorship will include cooperation in a variety of events and activities throughout the year, a presence on the P&E Wing section of the GRAMMY365 member Web site and sustaining sponsorship of the P&E Wing Manufacturers Council.

Over the past 12 months, HARMAN Professional supported P&E Wing events such as the P&E Wing’s “Mic to Mix” event, held at Conway Recording Studios in Los Angeles, which featured a live acoustic recording session by the pop/soul group Elaine Faye & Company, engineered by 2-time GRAMMY® winner Nathaniel Kunkel. HARMAN also sponsored “The Hang with HARMAN” at Nashville’s famed Sound Stage studios, featuring 3-time GRAMMY-winning engineer Chuck Ainlay (Mark Knopfler, Miranda Lambert, George Strait) and artist Betsey Long. At both events, attendees were able to hear various models of JBL studio monitors, AKG headphones and AKG microphones, and Lexicon PCM Native Reverb software plug-ins.

In 2012, HARMAN also celebrated its fourth year as the “official sound partner” of the GRAMMY Awards® and served as the title sponsor of the Pre-GRAMMY Gala, produced by Clive Davis and The Recording Academy.

“The work of the P&E Wing is vital to the advancement of the recording industry. As manufacturers of the tools used to craft today’s recordings, we feel an obligation not only to perfect our technologies, but to educate the market about the benefits,” said Peter Chaikin, Senior Manager, Recording & Broadcast Marketing, JBL Professional. “Our continued partnership with the P&E Wing provides a channel for valuable exchange with talented producers and engineers at the forefront of the industry. We are looking forward to building on this successful relationship with a terrific 2013!”

“Our ongoing partnership with the P&E Wing continues to strengthen our relationships within the recording industry, enabling us to connect with the world’s most renowned producers and engineers as well as aspiring professionals,” said Joe Wagoner, Product Manager, Wireless-Tour-Install, AKG. “We anticipate even greater success in 2013 in our efforts to provide the recording community with world-class technology and our relationship with the P&E Wing plays a significant role in our ability to do so.”

“We are proud to extend our relationship with the P&E Wing as they continue their outstanding work with major events and initiatives that support and foster a sense of community for the rapidly growing community of highly talented producers and engineers,” said Noel Larson, Market Manager, Portable PA, Tour and Recording at HARMAN Music Group.

Maureen Droney, Senior Executive Director of The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing, stated, “Our partnership with HARMAN Professional and its leading brands AKG Acoustics, JBL Professional and Lexicon, continues to be a mutually beneficial, and very successful, relationship. From their ongoing support of the P&E Wing’s initiatives, to our signature annual GRAMMY Week event, to local Chapter functions, as well as being a sustaining member of our Manufacturer’s Council, HARMAN is a major force in helping us raise the awareness of high quality audio to the marketplace.”

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

projectiondesign® boosts presence on AV-iQ resource

Premium participant status set to boost accessibility to product information

projectiondesign® has now signed up to an increased presence in North America on the AV-iQ resource, the most comprehensive commonly categorized and formatted current AV products and providers directory in the industry.

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“We’re delighted to have boosted our presence as a premium manufacturer in North America. By using the AV-iQ resource, AV dealers, integrators and consultants will have even greater access to the latest projection and image processing product information from projectiondesign,” explains Karl Hantho, President of projectiondesign’s Americas operation. “The online system is very easy to use and can be updated easily.”

Current and potential users of AV-iQ are encouraged to sign up to their iQ customized environment to search for the latest products, comprehensive product information, news and multimedia from projectiondesign. AV-iQ can be found at http://catalogs.infocommiq.com/avcat/ctl1642/index.cfm?myiq.reg.

“It’s an exciting time for projectiondesign to come on board with the AV-iQ as a Premium participant,” explains John Fuchs, Senior VP, AV-iQ at InfoComm International®. “Having experienced a tremendous increase in visits to their dedicated AV-iQ web page already, projectiondesign recognizes the value of the AV-iQ program and is committed to be at the forefront of its continued development and implementation.”

The AV-iQ program has been serving web based industry research and marketing catalog for nearly twelve years. In 2013 AV-iQ is taking the task of conforming data to the next level and will re-format it to enable EDI (Electronic Data Interchange). In the near future distributors, integrators, designers, third-party software developers and others will be able to populate their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), proposal, accounting and other software applications by simply importing one file sourced from AV-iQ saving the industry thousands of man-hours, millions of dollars and countless, costly data entry errors.

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