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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.

Learn what’s new from projectiondesign

“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.

www.projectiondesign.com

Atlona(R) Kicks Off Connect U Tour 2012

All-Custom Training Tour to Make 23 Stops in 53 Days

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Sept. 17, 2012 — Atlona(R), a leading digital connectivity solutions provider, today announced that the company has kicked off its Connect U Tour 2012. On the tour, Atlona will be making stops in 23 cities in 53 days, with all trainings customized to meet the needs of attendees at each location. more

L-ACOUSTICS Announces ARCS WIDE and ARCS FOCUS Demo Schedule

Presentations scheduled for Atlanta, Chicago, Houston and New York

OXNARD, California – September 2012 — Following the enthusiastic response to its new ARCS WIDE and ARCS FOCUS systems, which made their debut at InfoComm in June, L-ACOUSTICS is pleased to now announce the kickoff of a busy global demo schedule beginning in mid-September.

In addition to highlighting Constant Curvature products like the award-winning ARCS WIDE and ARCS FOCUS, the presentations will additionally cover L-ACOUSTICS’ Coaxial (P and XT Series) and Variable Curvature (KARA and KIVA) systems and technologies. more

WATCHOUT at Expogestión Caribe

See Omagica, the WATCHOUT Premium Partner in Mexico and Latin America on stand 71 at Tecnomultimedia-InfoComm 2012, Medellin, Colombia, November 8-9 2012.

Omagica supplies WATCHOUT to Big Video to discuss trade, economic, social and business issues affecting the Colombian Carribean region.

Dataton WATCHOUT™ multi-image and display software was supplied by WATCHOUT premium partner Omagica to Colombia-based multimedia experts Big Video to display content across three 7 by 5 meter screens at the Expogestión Caribe 2012.

Held in the industrial port city and municipality of Barranquilla in Northern Colombia, the annual event focuses on business development and prosperity of the Colombian Caribbean region, whereby the Chamber of Commerce of Barranquilla and the Center for Leadership and Management joined forces to be involved in the process of transformation that has been occurring in the region.
The event held in April 2012 brought together public and private leaders with world-class knowledge to contribute to the competitiveness of businesses in the region.

“Central to the workshop and presentations was the multi-screen display to communicate speakers notes and share knowledge,” says Diana Velilla at Big Video. “We’ve been working on this project for 2011 and 2012. The event brings world-class speakers to Colombia who require the best available video technology. Dataton WATCHOUT was used to combine content for display using Christie Digital projectors.”

Omagica is the WATCHOUT Premium Partner for Mexico and Latin America and offer local technical support and expertise. Adela Kriland, Managing Director at Omagica adds, “Corporate events in Mexico and Latin America are becoming increasingly popular. For this event, Omagica were on hand to support Big Video with their production which produced some stunning results.”

And the last word goes to Fredrik Svahnberg, Marketing Director at Dataton who says: “Dataton WATCHOUT software is perfectly designed to manage high-resolution presentation data over multiple outputs. At the same time it can be updated in real-time during a live presentation, which of course would have been an obvious benefit to Big Video and their client.”

A project video can be found here: Youtube video

See the latest version of WATCHOUT at Tecnomultimedia-InfoComm 2012, Medellin, Colombia, November 8-9 2012. Omagica, the WATCHOUT Premium Partner in Mexico, will be exhibiting at stand 71.

www.dataton.com

VUE Audiotechnik’s Demo Tour Crosses the U.S. and Back Again

Be among the first to hear VUE Audiotechnik’s complete family of professional loudspeakers when the company’s U.S. demo tour passes through a city near you. 

San Diego, CA (Sept. 7, 2012) - Responding to increasing demand after a series of highly successful demos in August, VUE leadership today announced plans to expand the U.S. leg of their tour another eight weeks-hitting key demo sites throughout North America before expanding globally.

“This is very different from the typical loudspeaker demo in that we’re meeting with potential customers at their own facilities, and demonstrating our entire line,” explained VUE’s Executive Vice President, Jim Sides. “This format not only allows potential customers to audition our entire range, but it presents our team with an opportunity to better understand each customer’s unique business model. This is the type of personalized demo that I’ve always wanted to do, and we’re thrilled that people are responding so well to the format and to our products.”

The demo tour features a full complement of VUE Audiotechnik’s current offerings. Identified by VUE’s CEO Ken Berger as the “first wave”, the current lineup was revealed at the InfoComm show in Vegas last June. It includes three product classes encompassing a broad range of systems, from the most compact contractor offerings, to VUE’s flagship h-Class Active models. Berger reports that a “second wave” is scheduled to arrive before the end of the year, and that those new products will be incorporated into the tour at that time.

“The VUE speakers clearly appeal to a diverse customer base,” explained Steve Gorski of The SG Group, VUE Audiotechnik’s representative in the Southwest U.S., and an active participant in the first six stops of the tour. “From touring sound to AV integrators, the demos we’ve conducted have generated enthusiastic feedback across the board, and the resulting ‘word of mouth’ is fueling intense interest throughout the audio community. The momentum is definitely building, and I’m incredibly excited to be a part of it.”

The VUE team is conducting demos this week in Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. From there, the demo tour moves to Florida and Georgia (Sept. 9-15), before heading north to New York and other northeast states. The tour will then turn west, booking additional stops throughout October.

Those interested in participating in the demo tour are encouraged to contact their local VUE Audiotechnik representative. Contact information, as well as an ever-growing list of tour stops, can be found online at: www.vueaudio.com/events/

About VUE Audiotechnik
VUE Audiotechnik is a California-based designer, manufacturer and marketer for professional audio systems for a broad range of sound reinforcement applications including: touring sound, theatre, club sound, portable PA, houses of worship and commercial audio. A truly global company with a local feel, VUE Audiotechnik is committed to achieving the absolute highest level of loudspeaker performance through a “real-world” design philosophy utilizing advanced technologies and manufacturing techniques, all backed by an unwavering commitment to support, service and long-term relationships.

AVI-SPL’s Nick Felty Earns Project Management Professional Certification

Dayton, Ohio – September 7, 2012 – AVI-SPL, the world’s leading video communications technology partner, congratulates employee Nick Felty on earning his Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate through the Project Management Institute (PMI).

The Project Management Professional credential is a globally-recognized and independently validated certification recognizing competence in leading and directing project teams.

Felty joined AVI-SPL in 2010 and has served the last year as project manager for AVI-SPL’s Dayton, Ohio office.  During his time as project manager, Felty has successfully led several key AV projects spanning networking, theme park audiovisual systems, live concert sound, and CCTV and CATV systems. Additionally, Felty holds several industry certifications including InfoComm Certified Technology Specialist (CTS), Biamp Audia Certification and Extron Certified AV Associate.

“We are extremely proud of Nick for earning this prestigious certification,” stated Rocale Bumpus, operations manager, AVI-SPL. “His strong initiative and perseverance will continue to drive our success as a top quality technology partner.”

Nick Felty Headshot

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About AVI-SPL

As the world’s leading video communications partner, AVI-SPL designs, builds and supports the systems and environments that enable communication and collaboration. AVI-SPL has highly-trained and certified system engineers throughout 34 offices across North America and an international network of solution providers in 30 countries. Please visit www.avispl.com for more information or connect with AVI-SPL on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

 

 

 

Post Production Master Class Brings Focus to Dynamic Environment

Createasphere Presents Career-Building, Expert-Led Sessions in New York and Los Angeles

(Burbank, CA) Createasphere will again present its intensive, career-oriented Post Production Master Class (PPMC) in New York and Los Angeles. PPMC NY is set for September 27th at the New Yorker Hotel and PPMC LA will take place November 8th during Createasphere’s Entertainment Technology Expo at the Burbank Marriott.

The Post Production Master Class is a one-of-a-kind event focused on the evolving post production process, facing shifting demands, trends and technologies. The event offers rare access to thought leaders who discuss their points of view about what’s happening now and what will happen to the professional post production community in the near future. As production, on-set, pre-production, visual effects and global interactivity continue to evolve, so too will post production. The PPMC presents highly regarded experts who share their knowledge and experience and give attendees a road map to navigate this volatile but exciting career path. The small group atmosphere allows exceptional access to these professionals and the peer-to-peer nature of the class encourages lively interaction.

In addition to the educational sessions, there are Tech Spotlights, presented by the industry’s top technology providers. The expertise of the presenters offers attendees the ability to have in-depth discussions of the latest technology affecting the evolving discipline of post production.

Session and speaker highlights in New York include:

* Post Production for Spots: Delivering on the Idea – Meet the fearless producers from New York agencies who take ideas from concept to delivery for advertising campaigns. MindSmack Executive Producer Kwesi Collisson with Director Antoine Manceaux will discuss their recent international spot for Non-Stop Energy Drink, shot in Hong Kong. Twist Comedy Director Matt Pittroff will discuss how he has executed his creative vision for Cannonball’s extensive and ongoing commercial campaign for Amerista, and Producer Aaron Royer adds his perspective from numerous spots and campaigns. Moderated by NYCPPNews Founder and long-time industry journalist Dan Ochiva.

* A Colorful Conversation: Meet the Colorists – A panel of top colorists take an in-depth exploration of the changing pathway to the images that capture our attention. Speakers include Will Cox, co-founder of Final Frame; Lenny Mastrandrea, DI Colorist and Head of Department at Nice Shoes; and Tim Stipan, colorist, Technicolor-Postworks.

* Talent, Story, Time and Technology: Television Post Production New York Style – Spend time with television producer Brad Carpenter as he discusses the production and post strategies that bring Showtime’s Emmy-winning Nurse Jackie to the screen each week. Matthew Schneider, Technology and Business Development Director at Technicolor-PostWorks, will moderate a spirited look at the ways Manhattan post houses keep up with the city’s busy television production hub.

* The Evolving Post Production Career – A roundtable of post production professionals who will thoughtfully discuss where we are as an industry and where we need to go. Speakers include Marcelo Gandola, President, Post New York Alliance and Senior VP Deluxe Content Creation Group; Terry Brown, CTO, MegaPlayground, Matthew Mallinson, AllCreative NY; Glenn Allen, Co-Founder/VFX Producer/VFX Supervisor, Brainstorm; Richard Friedlander, Co-Founder/VFX Producer, Brainstorm; editors from ACE; facility owners; VFX producers and more.

Session and speaker highlights in Los Angeles include:

* Behind The Scenes In Award Winning Storytelling: The Oscar Panel – Join the editor, post supervisor, and visual effects supervisor from an Oscar worthy project and learn how choices are made and how workflow and tools impact the process.

* What Does the Future Hold, and the changing career path for post production – join the top leaders in post production for a serious look at the future and what pathways lie ahead for post production professionals.

* How Visual Effects Tools are Changing Everything – Meet the creatives who have fully embraced and benefitted from a new treasure chest of affordable tools and see how to incorporate them into your work.

* From Set to Editorial: A Keynote Conversation – An intimate conversation with a celebrated editor and cinematographer.

Los Angeles speakers include; Larry Chernoff, MTI Films, Norm Hollyn, USC; Ramy Katrib, DigitalFilm Tree; Phil Linson, AFI; Thomas Tannenberger, Gradient Effects; Tom Vice, nextLAB; Josh Rizzo, VP Technology for Technicolor/Slate Media. More speakers will be announced.

The PPMC in both cities is sponsored by the PNYA, HPA, ACE, ASC, and registration is only $45. For more information, please call 818.842.6611 or visit http://createasphere.com/PPMC.

About Createasphere
Createasphere is the premier business development partner for technology enabled entertainment, marketing, and communications organizations. We advance careers and technologies by connecting world-class professionals globally online and in person.

Createasphere was founded in 2001, and over the past decade has grown into a global company that in 2011 produced seventeen events over three continents as well as five websites. Createasphere became part of Diversified Business Communications in 2008, and now drives their entertainment, media, technology strategies and properties division. Currently, Createasphere produces the Entertainment Technology Expos in Los Angeles; the Digital Asset Management Conference in New York, Los Angeles, and Europe; The DAMMY Awards in New York; the Executive Marketplaces for Houses of Worship in Los Angeles and Chicago; Post Production Master Classes in New York and Los Angeles, the Digital Process Workflow Lab and the online news and content portals ProVideoCoalition.com, DamCoalition.com and ProPhotoCoalition.com.

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