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Press Releases For : April 7, 2014

Gepco® Brand Plenum Hybrid Fiber Cable Debuts at the 2014 NAB Show

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, APRIL 7, 2014 — General Cable is pleased to announce the addition of the Gepco® Brand HDC920P Plenum Hybrid Fiber Camera Cable at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth #C7708) April 7-10, 2014. For permanent installation in plenum air spaces, the new HDC920P fiber optic and copper conductor hybrid fiber cable for SMPTE 311 applications features a flexible, white UL rated PVC jacket.

In the hybrid 311 format, the HD video signal is transmitted over two single-mode optical fibers to ensure accurate and extended-distance data transmission. To increase the durability, Gepco uses a special nylon-based polymer with increased tensile strength for the fiber coatings, and a 16 AWG steel strength member is cabled at the center of the cable core. All copper elements feature heat-resistant PE insulation and a shielded copper braid.

The HDC920P joins the complete line of Gepco Brand SMPTE 311 hybrid fiber camera cables. The HDC920 comes in an extra-flexible, abrasion-resistant TPE compound that is ideal for portable, studio and outdoor broadcast applications, while the HDC920R comes in a riser rated PVC outer jacket for permanent installation. Designed for permanent underground installation, the HDC920PEF has an extra-rugged polyethylene jacket and water blocking tape wrapped around the cable core. Heavy-duty versions with a modified construction for rugged environments are also available.

“The HDC920P adds to an already robust line of Gepco Brand Hybrid Fiber Camera Cables,” said Brian Lamar, Product Manager, General Cable Communications Products. “We are pleased to be able to provide a complete solution for any hybrid fiber application.”

General Cable (NYSE:BGC), a Fortune 500 Company, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of aluminum, copper, and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, construction, industrial, and communications markets. In August 2009, Gepco International was acquired by General Cable. For more information about General Cable products, please contact your local sales representative or visit our Web site at www.gepco.com or www.generalcable.com.

Gepco® has been an industry-leading brand of studio, stage and broadcast AV cables and cable assemblies for 30 years. As a complete solutions-based supplier, Gepco also offers value-added service and distribution of connectors, cable management products, patch panels, and wire and cable accessories.

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Gepco® Brand Lightweight and Flexible 7.8 mm Hybrid Fiber Camera Cable Featured at NAB 2014

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, APRIL 7, 2014 — General Cable is pleased to demonstrate the flexible and lightweight, yet durable Gepco® Brand HDC720HD 7.8 mm Hybrid Fiber Cable at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth #C7708) April 7-10, 2014. Radically different from typical industry products but with the same performance characteristics of traditional SMPTE 311 cables, the HDC720HD 7.8 mm hybrid fiber cable is 16 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter in design. Visitors will be able to feel for themselves the differences in size, weight and flexibility of the HDC720HD compared to a typical portable 9.2 mm cable and how those differences add up when in use in the field.

The revolutionary construction of the HDC720HD starts with replacing the typical heavy steel strength member with a Kevlar® strength member that has the same pull strength of steel, but is lighter and more flexible. Unlike steel, Kevlar expands and contracts at the same rate as the glass members during temperature extremes, keeping the elements in the cable aligned reducing migration. Using Kevlar in place of steel also means the cable has virtually no memory making the cable easier to pay off, lay flat and wind back up on the drum.

For further durability, the HDC720HD utilizes bend-insensitive fiber elements with very low attenuation and a bend radius of 0.2 mm—versus 2.0 mm for traditional single-mode fiber—in a breakout style with additional Kevlar protection around the individual fibers.

In the HDC720HD, the typical outer braid is replaced with two 18 AWG drain wires and a foil shield that allow the cable to be more flexible, lighter and smaller in diameter. The power conductors consist of two
16 AWG conductors so you can still achieve the same distance a regular SMPTE 311 cable performs to. The master jacket of HDC720HD is polyurethane material with a glossy finish that reduces the pickup of dirt and debris from outside applications, making it easier to keep clean.

“The HDC720HD design provides a lightweight, flexible solution with the added bonus of reducing migration errors caused by temperature extremes,” said Brian Lamar, Product Manager, General Cable Communications Products. “This makes the HDC720HD extremely ideal for use in portable applications and with high-definition Steadicams.”

General Cable (NYSE:BGC), a Fortune 500 Company, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of aluminum, copper, and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, construction, industrial, and communications markets. In August 2009, Gepco International was acquired by General Cable. For more information about General Cable products, please contact your local sales representative or visit our Web site at www.gepco.com or www.generalcable.com.

Gepco® has been an industry-leading brand of studio, stage and broadcast AV cables and cable assemblies for 30 years. As a complete solutions-based supplier, Gepco also offers value-added service and distribution of connectors, cable management products, patch panels, and wire and cable accessories.

The Smithsonian and Tecom Lecterns – Q?rius to know more?

When a one-of-a-kind institute such as the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC, searches for an AV solution, they search for a unique one-a solution that will be adequate to the ingenuity and advancement of what the Smithsonian Institute represents.

The Smithsonian Institute was looking for a high-end, top of the line design and technologically advanced lectern for their unique interactive and experimental learning space-Q?rius.

Collaborating with Tecom and Boston Productions Inc., the team found all they desired and more in the TecPodium Lite smart podium.
The pre-wired, “out of the box” LITE lectern supports a stylish and sleek design with a 19″ Interactive Pen Display, allowing direct annotation on the screen. Having all the audio-visual devices, switching system, PC, sound, USB connections and more in one place reassured the team of their selection.

David Price, The Smithsonian Institution, commented: “We are impressed with the quality of our Tecom podium. It is solidly constructed and easy to move. The built in computer gives us peace of mind, knowing that our speakers have a reliable machine to give their presentations. Internally, all of the wires are organized and well managed. I would recommend Tecom to anyone looking for a well-built podium”.

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DPA Microphones Helps Steve Browell Capture Unique Car Sounds

Recording audio for film and TV within the confines of a car is hard enough, but actually capturing the sheer range of sounds that comprise car noise is an entirely different level of challenge. This, however, is something of a specialty for freelance sound effects editor Steve Browell who uses a range of DPA microphones and a variety of techniques to achieve spectacular results.

Browell, whose recent projects have included recording sound effects for Scarlett Johansson’s latest film Under the Skin, directed by Jonathan Glazer, says: “What I love about the job is that it’s so varied. From enhancing the physical sounds on screen to bringing inanimate objects to life; from designing effects to add to the emotion of the story to recording original sounds for each film, there is always a new challenge.”

Browell’s work involves many different locations, from race-tracks to mansion houses, from anechoic chambers to scrap yards. With him go a matched pair of DPA’s d:dicate™ 4011C Compact Cardioid Recording Microphones and a selected pair of d:screet™ 4061 Omnidirectional Miniature Microphones, which were supplied by DPA’s UK distributor Sound Network. Browell also owns a pair of d:dicate 4021 Compact Cardioid Recording Microphones in an DPA X/Y setup that have been customised to fit into a Rycote windshield.

“I have always liked the sound DPA microphones capture,” he says. “When I started my career I was involved in a lot of music recording and I can remember the first time I used a pair of DPA d:dicate 4011s when they were still Brüel and Kjaer. I loved the amazingly detailed and natural sound they were able to capture; it was like hearing the sound from the live source again. From then on I have always wanted to own my own pair.”

Browell first started experimenting with car recordings when he was asked to capture car sounds for a film he was working on. “Cars are fascinating machines that create a symphony of sound,” he says. “Also I liked the physical challenge of where and how to place microphones on a moving vehicle and still get a decent sounding recording with as little vibration and wind buffeting as possible.”


He explains that much of the action in Under the Skin takes place in the interior of a Mercedes Sprinter van. “To get a really authentic sound and the right coverage I spent a day recording the van with a multi-mic setup covering different aspects of the interior, the engine and the exhaust.”

Browell has been able to hone his techniques, not to mention widen the library of different cars he has captured, with work on the Need for Speed computer game franchise. As he says, though, it’s a delicate balance between the shielding stopping wind noise and it starting to colour the source sound.

“I also had to find materials that would withstand the high temperatures and a few Rycote windshields got burnt in the process,” he explains. “The McLaren MP4 12c was particularly bad for this; on overrun you can get a flame of three foot out of the exhaust. It can also be a problem fixing the microphones onto the cars and not damaging the paint and bodywork, which is important when some of them are valued at over $1m. Each car’s shape is so different and I need to be extremely flexible with my methods to get the microphones into a sweet spot: out of the direct airflow around the car but also avoiding some of the high temperatures and trying to dampen some of the vibration.”

For the future he says he would definitely like to own more DPA microphones, but adds that remembering petrol helps, too…

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About DPA
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphone solutions for professional applications. DPA’s ultimate goal is to provide you – whether you’re in live sound, recording, theater or broadcast – with the absolute finest possible microphone solutions for your tasks. DPA takes no shortcuts in the design processes nor makes any compromises in manufacturing, which is all done at the DPA factory in Denmark. As a result, DPA’s products are globally praised for their exceptional clarity and transparency, unparalleled specifications, supreme reliability, and above all, pure, uncolored and undistorted sound.
For more information, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com

Amptec and DPA Host Microphone Workshop With Balthazar

Belgium rock band Balthazar recently threw open the doors to one of their sound checks so that 45 audio engineers and musicians in Brussels could see how DPA microphones are used during the band’s live shows.

This unique workshop, organised by DPA’s Belgium distributor Amptec, was supported by Balthazar’s Front of House engineer Filip Tanghe who took part in a question and answer session with the invited audience, during which he discussed microphone and mixing techniques.

Dany Meeuwissen, Pro Audio Sales Manager at Amptec, says: “The workshop took place at the Ancienne Belgique concert hall where the band were playing a gig later that evening. After a general introduction to DPA’s microphone technology, the audience was able to listen to the band soundchecking and hear solo examples of the various DPA microphones that they use on stage. These include four d:facto™ Vocal Microphones, two d:dicate™ 4011C Compact Recording Microphones, which are used for overheads, and three d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones, which are used on the snare and floor tom drums.”

Originally from Ghent and Kortrijk, Balthazar is a five-piece rock band that has been receiving fantastic reviews across Europe as the support act for Editors. The band is now touring in its own right and has made DPA microphones an integral part of its tour equipment.

“When it comes to vocal microphones, DPA’s d:facto is my first choice because it has such great resistance to feedback without sacrificing any detail,” says Filip Tanghe. “The sound it produces is very full and rounded, with no harshness at all. I find it incredibly musical.”

Tanghe engineers approximately 130 live gigs a year for Balthazar and now uses DPA microphones all the time. When Balthazar are not touring he works with Belgian singer songwriter Hannelore Bedert, who tours with an 11-piece band consisting of horns, strings, drums, guitars, keyboards and backing vocalists.

“I use DPA microphones for Hannelore’s live gigs as well and they certainly make those set-ups a lot easier,” Tanghe says.

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About DPA
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphone solutions for professional applications. DPA’s ultimate goal is to provide you – whether you’re in live sound, recording, theater or broadcast – with the absolute finest possible microphone solutions for your tasks. DPA takes no shortcuts in the design processes nor makes any compromises in manufacturing, which is all done at the DPA factory in Denmark. As a result, DPA’s products are globally praised for their exceptional clarity and transparency, unparalleled specifications, supreme reliability, and above all, pure, uncolored and undistorted sound.
For more information, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com

Opera Universitaria Goes High-Class with IC Live

Trento, Italy – April, 2014… The Opera Universitaria di Trento recently completed construction of its new student union, a modern building that is home to housing and financial offices, as well as fitness facilities including one of the country’s largest climbing walls. It also houses a new, 240-seat performing arts theater, equipped with an extensive audio, video and lighting installation by Trento-based AV installers A&T Multimedia Srl.

The multipurpose space required a sound system versatile enough to deliver the power and full-range performance needed for live events, while also providing highly intelligible sound for conferences and training sessions. A&T Multimedia’s chosen solution —Iconyx IC Live digitally steerable line arrays from Renkus-Heinz.

The system, provided by Adeo Group, SpA, comprises four ICL-FR arrays, with four ICL215S-FR subwoofers for LF reinforcement. The ICL-FR arrays are directly mounted on the backstage handrails using a specially designed bracket created by A&T Multimedia’s Giorgio Sartorelli, which supports the loudspeaker by its own weight without bolts or screws and enables the speakers to tilt and rotate as required.

The IC Live’s digitally controlled beam steering enables the sound to be focused directly on the audience areas, while aimed away from the walls and other reflective surfaces. RHAON, the Renkus-Heinz Audio Operations Network, provides a full set of remote control and supervision functions, along with the ability to store up to ten preset configurations in memory.

“This is a top-class installation, and the theater has been designed to host everything from lectures to high-level concerts,” says A&T Multimedia’s Alessandro Baron. “We needed a system that could deliver exceptional sound levels and performance for live events, as well as superior intelligibility for spoken word lectures, but was also visually low-profile enough to not interfere with the theater’s design. The only real solution was the IC Live.”

 

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Headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California, Renkus-Heinz, Inc. is the worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of audio operations networks, digitally steerable arrays, powered and non-powered loudspeakers, system specific electronics and fully integrated Reference Point Array systems”.

Press Releases For : April 4, 2014

Listen Technologies Corporation Appoints Clyne Media to Lead Public Relations and Editorial Efforts

BLUFFDALE, UTAH, April 1, 2014 — Listen Technologies Corporation, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of wireless listening solutions announces the appointment of Nashville- and New York-based firm Clyne Media, Inc. to lead its worldwide public relations and marketing initiatives. The announcement was made by Maile Keone, VP of Marketing, and underscores the launch of a new long-term strategic communications plan designed to further expand Listen Technologies’ brand name awareness within and outside the AV industry.

Clyne Media is a premier specialized marketing communications/media relations agency, serving the needs of leaders in the high-technology electronics and entertainment market sector and related industries. The company will pursue new editorial opportunities on behalf of Listen Technologies and help focus public relations efforts with industry editors and independent journalists. Agency President/CEO Robert Clyne will handle the account management, while dedicated company staff will cover media relations, technical writing, editing, social media and other initiatives.

“We are glad to be working with Clyne Media as our public relations team,” stated Ms. Keone. “Clyne Media has rightly earned its reputation as one of the most knowledgeable groups in AV marketing and press relations. They have the experience and expertise to help us manage our next phase of growth, working with our marketing department to spearhead our media efforts and new initiatives. We look forward to working with them.”

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About Listen Technologies Corporation
Listen Technologies brings power and clarity to the sounds that enrich your life—by overcoming the challenges of noise, distance, lively debate, and hearing loss to deliver precise and personalized audio in any setting or environment. With Listen solutions, you can cut through the clutter and connect to an experience of pure, focused sound. Listen solutions are used in gathering places around the world including schools, houses of worship, factories, entertainment venues, government agencies, and more. For more information on Listen solutions, watch this short video. Contact Listen Technologies at 1.800.330.0891, +1.801.233.8992, or visit www.listentech.com.

CONTACTS:
Listen Technologies Press Contact:
Maile Keone / Tel: 801-542-7718 / maile.keone@listentech.com / www.listentech.com

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Robert Clyne / Clyne Media / Tel: 615-662-1616 / Robert@clynemedia.com / www.clynemedia.com/

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NAB 2014: Digital Nirvana Introduces FIFOPro Ingest Back-Up System for Broadcast Production

Creates edit-ready backups of all live ingested media, eliminating the need for manual recording, cataloging, storing and transcoding of back-up tapes

Fremont, CA – Digital Nirvana will give the broadcast industry its first look at the company’s new FIFOPro ingest back-up system at the NAB 2014 convention, to be held from April 5-10th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Digital Nirvana will showcase this powerful new production tool in Booth #SU11017.

The FIFOPro system was engineered to streamline workflows for news departments and live production applications. Traditionally for SAN back up, broadcasters have relied on recording onto multiple tape decks, one for each feed, with station personnel completing the cumbersome tasks of loading, labeling, cataloging and storing each tape for back-up insurance. In this mode of operation, if the need arises to restore from tape, it must be manually de-archived, taken to the editing bay, loaded and then transcoded into the proper format prior to editing.

With the FIFOPro ingest back-up system, the workflow is automated. FIFOPro continually records and archives multiple HD-SDI feeds on a rolling First-in/First-out (FIFO) basis, retaining all content for 72 hours before deleting it from the system. This data is automatically recorded in an edit-ready AVCi 50 format along with its metadata, including channel, date and time. If original content is lost or damaged, it’s a simple process to find and access the stored media via web browser and export the selected clips to the watch folder for immediate editing.

By eliminating the need for multiple tape decks, transcoding and time-consuming metadata management, the FIFOPro ingest back-up system is the perfect solution to streamline workflows, save time, space and money.

About Digital Nirvana

Since 1996, Digital Nirvana has been empowering customers with innovative knowledge management technologies. By combining media and digital technology expertise, Digital Nirvana makes it possible for organizations to streamline operations and gain competitive advantage with advanced product and service offerings. The company’s product portfolio includes the industry-leading Monitor IQ broadcast monitoring system, AnyStream IQ OTT monitoring solution, and the MediaPro content repurposing system. A comprehensive service portfolio includes media monitoring and analysis, market intelligence and analytics, and learning management services. Digital Nirvana is headquartered in Fremont, California with offices in Hyderabad and Coimbatore, India. For more information visit http://www.digital-nirvana.com.

RTI Announces New Drivers for Fusion Research’s EPIC Movie Server Platform and Ovation Music Streamers

New Two-Way Drivers Facilitate Seamless Integration of Fusion’s Media Servers Into RTI Control Systems for an Unmatched User Experience

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — April 3, 2014 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) has announced the availability of new two-way drivers for Fusion Research’s popular EPIC movie server platform and Ovation music streamers. Developed by Fusion, the new drivers make it simple for integrators to incorporate the media servers into RTI’s cost-effective control systems, providing their clients with powerful control and enhanced media navigation for the ultimate user experience.

Ovation streamers provide simple music distribution throughout the home with support for up to four sources in one box and up to 20 discrete sources with Ovation wireless players. Providing a complete music entertainment hub, the Ovation line supports over two dozen streaming apps, including Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, MOG, and Slacker; thousands of Internet radio stations; full iTunes® synchronization; and CD ripping for personal collections.

Fusion’s EPIC movie servers allow users to rip, digitally store, and conveniently access their entire DVD and Blu-ray collection from a single-unit solution. Each server features a built-in single-zone player, and up to six additional Fusion players can be added to expand the system to independent zones throughout the home. A commercial server is also available for expansion to up to 40 zones.

With the new Fusion two-way drivers, users have an intuitive control interface that allows them to browse through their media easily, while viewing cover art as well as song and movie metadata, right on their RTI controller. The control experience is further enhanced with the RTI control system, which allows the end user to select the location they want to play music and movies in, control the volume, and make adjustments to any other electronic systems in the home or commercial facility — all without having to switch user interfaces.

“We’ve been receiving requests for tighter integration with the RTI control platform for some time,” said Joseph Storm, CEO of Fusion Research. “By working directly with the RTI team, we’ve answered the call with drivers that offer installers seamless integration of our media servers into RTI systems, while providing their customers with an unparalleled control experience.”

“Media servers are becoming an integral part of today’s home entertainment system, and we are working hard to expand our offering of two-way drivers to help our dealers meet this demand,” said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI. “We are very excited to add Fusion’s popular line of products to our growing list, making it easier than ever for installers to put their customers’ complete entertainment world right at their fingertips.”

The Fusion drivers are compatible with all XP control processors. Using the latest version of RTI’s award-winning Integration Designer® programming software, installers can easily provide their clients with a completely customized, intuitive control experience, in a drag-and-drop programming environment.

The drivers for the EPIC movie server platform and Ovation music streamers are available now on the Fusion website at http://fusionrd.com/rti.html and on RTI’s website at www.rticorp.com in the Driver Store.

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About Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI)
Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) is a leading control systems manufacturer offering innovative, sophisticated, and user-friendly devices for professionally installed electronic systems. The company’s wide array of award-winning handheld and in-wall universal controllers, central processors, audio distribution systems, and accessories are marketed exclusively through a worldwide network of professional integrators. For complete control and monitoring over electronic systems from virtually anywhere in the world, the power of RTI is available on iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad®, and Android(TM) devices through the company’s RTiPanel application, just as the award-winning RTI Virtual Panel program offers access and control via any PC running Microsoft® Windows®. All RTI solutions are programmed through the company’s world-renowned Integration Designer® software, easily allowing dealers to provide a completely customizable user interface for intuitive command over the entire electronics system.

Founded in 1992 with a committed focus on the custom installation market, RTI offers a number of award-winning support and incentive programs to its dealers, including educational opportunities through the Advanced Control University (ACU), and the popular Control Bucks and Dealer Accommodation programs. In addition, through RTI’s Integration Partner Program, the company has reached out to manufacturers across the industry to ensure that RTI products integrate seamlessly with a wide variety of components and systems.

Additional information on RTI and its innovative control solutions is available at www.rticorp.com.

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Women in CE Announces Shelley Zalis as Closing Keynote Speaker for ‘The Power of Connectivity’ Career Enhancement Forum

CEO of Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange to Deliver Address on the Power of Emotion

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — April 3, 2014 — Women in Consumer Electronics (CE), an industry organization that promotes the advancement of women in the CE industry, today announced the selection of Shelley Zalis as closing keynote speaker for the third annual Career Enhancement Forum, titled “The Power of Connectivity.” Her powerful message — “The Power of Emotion&Bring it to the Boardroom!” — will address how emotion and especially passion drive change, transformation, and commitment. Held in conjunction with CE Week, the Career Enhancement Forum will take place on June 24 at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City.

Zalis has been a leader of change in the market research industry throughout her career. As a self-described black sheep, she envisioned and pioneered the use of online research well before any other company recognized its full potential. Under her guidance as founder and CEO, OTX (Online Testing Exchange) became the 18th largest research company in the world and was acquired in January by Ipsos. She now leads Ipsos’ global innovation center, the Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange, which is pioneering next-generation research solutions, as well as heads The Girl’s Lounge, a social platform for women in the marketing, advertising, research, and CE industries. In 2008, Zalis was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year(R) award, and received the ARF Great Minds in Innovation award in 2010. In May, she will be honored by the UJA-Federation of New York’s Marketing Communications Division with the Global Marketing Leadership Visionary Award.

“As a strong proponent of entrepreneurial leadership and the advancement of women in key executive positions in the boardroom, I’m excited to headline the Women in CE forum as closing keynote,” said Zalis. “Men and women are equally important, and it’s a simple fact that we just deal with issues differently. I’m looking forward to sharing my views in hopes of motivating attendees to unleash the power of emotion and fuel their careers with a passionate drive to succeed.”

“We’re thrilled with the caliber and variety of keynote speakers, experts, and panelists at the 2014 Women in CE Career Enhancement Forum,” said Carol Campbell, founder of Women in CE. “We’re looking forward to Shelley’s keynote, which will touch on different aspects of personal and professional development, providing attendees with a robust set of tips and best practices they can apply to empower their own career advancement.”

At “The Power of Connectivity,” attendees will also be treated to an opening keynote by Charlotte Beers, CEO, chairman, Undersecretary of State, teacher, and author of “I’d Rather Be in Charge: A Legendary Business Leader’s Roadmap for Achieving Pride, Power, and Joy at Work.” Currently serving on the Board of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Beers has received a number of accolades throughout her remarkable career, including the Distinguished Service Medal — the State Department’s highest honor — and induction into the Advertising Hall of Fame.

Returning to the Career Enhancement Forum to lead a featured workshop is Sam Horn, ideapreneur and author of “POP! Create the Perfect Pitch, Title and Tagline for Anything.” In her presentation “Intrigue: Create Interest, Earn Respect, Connect With Anyone,” Horn will provide audience members with new and inspiring ways to scale their influence and win buy-in from busy, distracted decision makers for priority projects. In addition, award-winning news and technology journalist Andrea Smith will present the featured workshop “Social Media and the Power of Connectivity.” In this workshop, Smith will discuss social media best practices geared toward professional empowerment and promoting business success.

Featured panels at the event will be led by Samantha Smith, executive vice president of Etail Eye, North America, and Deena Ghazarian, vice president of sales and finance for Monster Products Inc. Smith will lead a spirited discussion, presenting success stories of women who have truly mastered the power of connectivity. Ghazarian, a 2014 Women in CE Legacy Award Honoree, will lead “The Power of Lean in Circles,” where she will introduce the “Lean in Circle” as made popular in the book of the same title by Sheryl Sandberg.

The forum kicks off with a networking breakfast, followed by a full day of sessions, and a closing reception that wraps up the day’s events. Held at the Rubin Museum of Art at 150 W. 17th St. in New York, the forum is open to women working in all segments of the CE industry, including manufacturers, major retailers, specialty retailers, suppliers, integrators, distributors, manufacturers’ representatives, buying groups, and consultants.

Registration for the Women in CE Career Enhancement Forum is now open. For members, the early bird rate of $199 expires on May 15, and a standard rate of $249 will apply while seating lasts. For non-members, the early bird rate of $249 expires on May 15, and a standard rate of $299 will apply while seating lasts. For more information and to register for the Women in CE “The Power of Connectivity” Career Enhancement Forum, please visit www.womenince.org.

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About Women in CE
Women in CE is an interactive community created to provide women in the consumer electronics industry an environment promoting networking and professional growth through the development of relationships and new opportunities. For additional information about membership benefits and to join, please visit www.WomenInCE.org.

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