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Press Releases For : February 4, 2015

Video Clarity 2015 NAB Show Product Preview

New at the 2015 NAB Show:
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ClearView Shuttle 4K
For the first time at the NAB Show, Video Clarity will demonstrate its ClearView Shuttle 4K, a new system that adds another 4K-capable solution to the company’s ClearView video quality analyzer line. Originally designed as a portable, entry-level solution for HD video quality-of-service testing, ClearView Shuttle now includes record and playback capabilities for testing 4K video with audio. With the ability to record, play back, and compare sequences of uncompressed 4K video, ClearView Shuttle is ideal for device manufacturers and media operators that need to test new encoding technologies and existing processing devices already installed in their operations.

To maintain video and audio quality as compression standards change, everyone along the broadcast chain needs to measure continually the performance of the compression engines on which their day-to-day operations depend. And now, as more and more devices with 4K capabilities are built and deployed, device manufacturers as well as operators require quality testing with the ability to record at native 4K resolutions in addition to HD and SD formats. ClearView Shuttle 4K is an evolutionary step that provides 4K I/O device and signal path testing at a lower price point with repeatable, objective quality measurements that closely resemble subjective results.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/VideoClarity/VideoClarity-ClearViewShuttle4K.zip
Photo Caption: Video Clarity’s ClearView Shuttle 4K

RTM With Real-Time HEVC Testing
Making its NAB Show debut will be Video Clarity’s RTM real-time audio and video monitoring solution for performing real-time quality measurement and monitoring of new HEVC codecs and services. The new HEVC testing feature, now available via update on most RTM solutions, will be important for broadcasters and content delivery networks that must compare codecs and test their performance to determine which ones offer the best A/V quality. The feature also applies to transcoder and statistical multiplexer product testing throughout firmware version development for manufacturers and live-channel performance testing to check new encoder deployment and bit-rate performance over a given transmission path for TV networks and service providers.

RTM with HEVC testing provides full-reference, uncompressed DMOS measurement using any MPEG source stream or baseband input, and can decode and align encode/transcode HEVC video streams with source input for long-duration quality measurement and logging functions. RTM automatically records a sequence when video and audio quality drop below preset thresholds.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/VideoClarity/VideoClarity-RTM1RUfront300dpi2in.zip
Photo Caption: RTM Now With Real-Time HEVC Testing

ClearView Player 4K Portable
NAB Show attendees will be the first to see Video Clarity’s ClearView Player 4K Portable, the company’s latest product that helps manufacturers play back uncompressed video to show performance with new encoding technologies. The new portable system builds on the ClearView Player 4K, a player/recorder system for uncompressed Quad/4K, HD, and SD video with embedded audio and 4K HDMI output. This new small, lightweight appliance comes with multiple file format decoding and IP stream decoding for recording uncompressed video and 2 TB of storage — all in a shoe-box-sized hand-held hard case. Broadcast encoder manufacturers can use ClearView Player 4K Portable to prepare and play back sample clips when evaluating picture quality for prospective customers.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/VideoClarity/VideoClarity-CVP4K_2RuFront300dpi2in.zip
Photo Caption: ClearView Player 4K Portable

Company Quote:

“ClearView Shuttle 4K makes it easy and cost-effective to analyze compression performance with 4K formats. We look forward to showing NAB visitors how Video Clarity leads the industry in bringing new 4K testing features to market.”
– Blake Homan, President and Founder of Video Clarity

Company Overview

Video Clarity Inc. provides audio and video quality assessment and analysis systems for researchers, broadcasters, equipment vendors, and entertainment distribution engineers that must continually measure the quality of their products and services. Propelled by market-leading technology, Video Clarity solutions have been adopted the world over by major media networks such as NBC Universal and BSkyB; leading broadcast-product manufacturers such as Cisco and Harmonic; and educational, government, and research organizations such as the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, the U.S. Army, and NASA. Video Clarity was founded in 2003, with headquarters in Campbell, California, and distribution worldwide. Additional information is available at www.videoclarity.com.

NETIA Names Jérémie Mekaelian Head of International Sales

CLARET, France — Feb. 3, 2015 — NETIA today announced the appointment of Jérémie Mekaelian as the company’s head of sales. In this new position, Mekaelian will supervise NETIA’s worldwide sales force and lead continued development and implementation of sales and presales programs.

“Jérémie comes to this position with a wealth of experience surrounding the sales and marketing of technology for the audiovisual industries,” said Thierry Gandilhon, managing director of NETIA. “He is passionate about technology, and his enthusiasm and expertise in virtually all aspects of technology sales make him a wonderful addition to the company.”

Mekaelian has more than 10 years of experience in the IT, telco, and media industry, and his expertise includes audio, speech, and video coding; technologies for collaborative solutions; network engineering and optimization; and intellectual property protection and enhancement. He has held key roles with several French government-owned companies, including the position of business developer for France Telecom’s R&D division. There he helped to rebrand the division as Orange Labs, a globally renowned research and development center with an influential presence in standardization bodies.

Mekaelian was a 1999 graduate of the ENSI Caen and holds a master’s degree in materials science and subsequently became a specialized master at the prestigious ESCP Europe business school, where he spent five years teaching key-account management.

“I am thrilled to be part of NETIA,” Mekaelian said. “I look forward to helping the company leverage its valuable client portfolio even more effectively and to working with the company’s international sales team to extend worldwide deployment of the powerful NETIA product range.”

More information about NETIA and its product portfolio is available at www.netia.com.

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About NETIA
NETIA, a Globecast company and part of Orange, is a leading provider of software solutions that enable efficient management and delivery of audiovisual content to today’s full array of media platforms. Relied on by more than 15,000 users in 200 installations in more than 40 countries, NETIA solutions allow content producers and owners to manage content from ingest to delivery, targeting multiplatform outlets including the Internet, VOD, IPTV services, and mobile devices.

NETIA provides radio automation, media asset, and workflow management solutions to major radio and television brands and to multimedia groups around the world. Clients include The Associated Press, ABC News Radio Network, WestwoodOne, Radio Globo in Brazil, RTM in Malaysia, SBS and ABC in Australia, MediaCorp Singapore, RAI Italy, RTL France, Radio France, RTBF in Belgium, and France Televisions. NETIA has its headquarters in France, with offices in the United States, Paris, Rome, Moscow, and Singapore, in addition to a global network of professional distribution partners.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/NETIA/NETIA-JeremieMekaelian.jpg
Photo Caption: Jérémie Mekaelian

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Hybrid Studios Opens Doors During NAMM

Hundreds of industry pros turn out for open house, session demos, gear giveaways and networking at OC’s premier AV facility

Santa Ana, CA – Hybrid Studios, Orange County’s premier recording studio and sound stage, opened their doors for a special event during this year’s NAMM Show in late January. Dubbed the “Hybrid Happy Hour” and sponsored by industry heavy-weights Mercury Recording Equipment, Audio-Technica, Focal Professional, Ratsnest Solutions and The Blackbird Academy, upwards of 200 guests were treated to food, beverages, recording session demonstrations, gear giveaways, and industry networking.

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“It was great to see old friends and welcome new ones to Hybrid Studios,” said Hybrid co-owner Billy Klein. “We wanted to create an opportunity for everyone at NAMM to see the studio, be in our world-class control room, and experience our sound stage up close and personal. We feel the party was a complete success.”

Among attendees were industry notables Hanson Hsu, Warren Huart, Ronnie King, John Nettlesbey, Fabrice Gabriel, Bruce Millet, Dave Malekpour, Sam Martin, Ari Judah and more.

“We’ve only been open for a year but the night’s high-quality attendance shows that Hybrid is the go-to choice for producers, engineers and artists who don’t want to deal with the hassle of Hollywood, yet be close to L.A.,” adds co-owner Patrick Akhamlich.

One of the highlights was a vocal recording session featuring Grammy-winning producer/engineer Philip Allen, who has worked with Adele, Areosmith, Miley Cyrus, and Pink among others. Guests packed Hybrid’s spacious control room to get an up-close look at Allen and recording artist Michael Patrick Vitale, tracking vocals and sharing valuable techniques using Mercury’s M72s Studio Microphone Amplifier, EQP1 & EQH1 Studio Program Equalizer, and Mercury 66 Studio Limiting Amplifier.

A second demonstration followed featuring recording/mastering engineer John Schimpf, (Sheila E., Jonathan Butler, Liz Story, and more) who engineered an acoustic guitar session with Vitale. Schimpf demonstrated his use of Mercury’s G810 Rack System I, G8 Sum-It Summing Mixer, M76m Microphone Amplifiers, Grand PreQ15s and much more.

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Generous prizes were raffled of during the evening, including an Audio-Technica AT4040 microphone, a pair of Focal Spirit professional headphones, and more. Recording engineer Kyle Griffin won the grand prize of a Mercury Recording Equipment G8 “Sum-It” Summing Mixer.

Audio gear demonstrations were provided by industry sponsors Ratsnest Solutions, and the Blackbird Academy.

Being just minutes from The NAMM Show, Hybrid Studios is aiming to make this an annual event. “There is a ton of great gear on the show floor,” said Klein. “By bringing it into the studio, we offer the opportunity to hear it in a more controlled environment, and have a great time!”

For complete event photo album, visit Hybrid Studios Facebook page here.

For more information about Hybrid Studios, visit www.HybridStudiosCA.com.

About Hybrid Studios
Hybrid Studios is fully integrated multimedia production facility in Orange County, CA. Not only does Hybrid feature a state-of-the-art analog & digital recording studio; it also boasts a massive sound stage, including a pre-lit cyclorama. Equipped with the best gear and an experienced staff, Hybrid provides a variety of products and services to clients across the creative spectrum from recording, mixing and mastering to video and photography.

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Revolabs Now Shipping Elite Wired Microphones

Design-Driven Devices Bring Color and High Quality Audio to Conferencing and Unified Communications Environments

SUDBURY, Mass. — Feb. 3, 2015 — Revolabs(R) today announced that the company is now shipping its new line of beautifully designed Elite Wired Microphones. Combining elegant colors with Revolabs’ highly acclaimed audio engineering, the cutting-edge microphone family allows conferencing environments to augment sound quality for meeting participants while seamlessly integrating with any ambient color scheme or design. (more…)

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RTI Offers Two-Way Driver for Denon(R) HEOS(TM) Audio Systems

New Driver Allows Intuitive Control of Denon(R) HEOS(TM) Multi-Room Audio Systems Directly From RTI Interfaces

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Feb. 3, 2015 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced the availability of a new two-way driver for use with the Denon(R) HEOS(TM) family of products. Free of charge to RTI dealers, the driver provides integrators and end users with an incredibly powerful solution for browsing online streaming or local music as well as adjusting audio settings on up to 16 media players from a single page of an RTI user interface. (more…)

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Planar Systems Announces Cutting Edge Transparent OLED Technology

Next-generation transparent technology revolutionizes how information is displayed in settings ranging from retail merchandizing to museum exhibits to corporate lobbies

Planar Transparent OLED_1_HDPORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 4, 2015–Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR),a global leader in display and digital signage technology, announced it will feature new transparent OLED technology this month at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2015.

The 55” prototype at ISE 2015 will utilize breakthrough Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology to improve the transparency of see-through displays, creating new opportunities for experience design while overcoming a major hurdle to transparent display adoption. OLED displays are self-emitting, eliminating the need for a backlight or enclosure. This first-of-its-kind technology demonstrates Planar’s continued leadership in transparent displays, which began 16 years ago and continues with the Planar® LookThru™ Series transparent LCD display offering.

“The vision of transparent displays, popularized for decades in science fiction movies and television shows, is now nearing reality,” said Jennifer Davis, vice president of marketing at Planar Systems. “This technology is poised to revolutionize space design, customer engagement, and the digital display of information and branding for decades to come, and we are proud to be a pioneer in this next wave of transparent display development.”

Transparent displays allow users to view what is shown on a glass video screen while still being able to see through it, enabling them, for example, to overlay digital images onto real objects that sit behind the glass. Based on continued customer feedback and further technology development under way, Planar anticipates adding transparent OLED technology as a product offering in early 2016, paving the way toward broad market adoption.

Ideal for a Broad Range of Applications

Transparent OLED is ideal for a broad range of applications including those in retail, museum and corporate settings. Retailers can install these displays in front of actual products to provide digital information about their merchandise, creating augmented reality experiences. Museums can use them to encourage patrons to interact with exhibits by displaying artifacts overlaid with text, images or video content designed to educate and inspire. Companies can incorporate them into their lobby, cafeteria and conference rooms as a dynamic way to present information to employees and customers while maintaining an interior design aesthetic of modern transparency.  Planar’s transparent OLED will allow designers to activate glass surfaces that are incorporated into these spaces, like interior windows, room dividers and partitions.

“We are excited to see the new types of experiences we can create with transparent OLED, “said Thomas Wester, technology director of Second Story, which is part of the storytelling agency SapientNitro. “It represents an exciting new canvas to paint on, and we are proud to be developing one of the first public experiences to demonstrate this technology. Planar is a leader when it comes to innovation in transparent displays and this latest OLED technology demonstration showcases their ongoing commitment to pushing boundaries. With them, we want to encourage the industry and our clients to envision how they might achieve more compelling customer experiences.”

Brilliant Picture Quality, Wide Viewing Angles

Transparent OLED offers brilliant picture quality, exceptional contrast and wide viewing angles. Because the OLEDs themselves emit light, viewing angles are very broad and color performance is exceptional, leading to vivid, eye-catching installations. Moreover, because only those pixels that display content are turned on, a transparent OLED showing video will exhibit better contrast and energy efficiency than traditional displays.

A leader in transparent displays, Planar introduced its first transparent display in 1999. The Planar technology demonstration at ISE 2015 continues the company’s ground-breaking work in see-through displays, which has included both LCD transparent displays and transparent electroluminescent (EL) displays, another emissive display technology pioneered by Planar.

Planar’s transparentOLED technology will be demonstrated February 10-12 at ISE 2015 in Amsterdam, Planar Stand #3-A80. It will also be on display March 10-11 at the Digital Signage Expo (DSE) 2015 in Las Vegas, Planar Booth #1018. Members of the media interested in scheduling a press interview or appointment to preview the display at ISE 2015 or DSE 2015 should contact pr@planar.com.

About Planar

Planar Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR) is a global leader in display and digital signage technology, providingpremier solutions for the world’s most demanding environments. Retailers, educational institutions, government agencies, businesses, utilities and energy firms, and home theater enthusiasts all depend on Planar to provide superior performance when image experience is of the highest importance.  Planar video walls, large format LCD displays, interactive touch screen monitors and many other solutions are used by the world’s leading organizations in applications ranging from digital signage to simulation and from interactive kiosks to large-scale data visualization. Founded in 1983, Planar is headquartered in Oregon, USA, with offices, manufacturing partners and customers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.planar.com.

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HARMAN’s Martin Professional VC-Grid and VC-Strip LED Video Family Now Shipping in Additional Pixel Pitches

Martin_VC GridsAARHUS, Denmark — HARMAN’s Martin Professional today announced the VC-Grid and VC-Strip LED Video family is now shipping in 15, 30, and 60 mm pixel pitches. Ideal for architectural installations, stage design, and television set elements, Martin’s VC family ensures design freedom for lighting designers and integrators on any creative LED Video project.

Martin’s VC-Grid is a compact and powerful LED video panel that offers individually controllable pixels in RGB and cool, medium and warm white colors. The VC-Grid can be controlled via DMX or Martin’s awarding-winning P3 protocol that provides high-quality image processing that eliminates the need for DMX pixelmapping, loose power supplies, and cabling. A hybrid power/data cabling systems also allows multiple VC-Grids to be easily daisy-chained for more creative designs.

“I’m really excited how these products make working with Creative LED video and LED video integration much easier than ever before,” said Wouter Verlinden, Product Manager for LED Video, Martin Professional. “The flexibility and ease of use are enabling people to be more creative in their designs.”

The VC-Strip is a narrow and extremely flexible LED video strip that can be cut to any required length directly on-site. The strips are fed power and data via Martin Professional’s P3 PowerPort 1500 and can be controlled by Martin’s P3 System Controller family. The VC-Strip is also fitted with color temperature control, color target control and gamma curve control and is 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.

With the new 15, 30, and 60 pixel pitch options designers are afforded an unprecedented versatility that ensures the VC-Grid and VC-Strip LED Video family can satisfy even the most demanding elements of a design.

For more information on Martin’s Creative LED Video solutions, please visit: http://martin.com/en-US/Product-Details/LED-Video/Creative-LED-Video

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 premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® , Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 17,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended December 31, 2014.

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RG Jones and Martin Audio MLA Win The War of the Worlds

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Following a triumphant UK and European arena tour in 2012, Live Nation and SJM Concerts announced the ground-breaking tour of Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds would return for the sixth and final time in late 2014 early 2015, with RG Jones Sound Engineering producing.

‘The New Generation’ as it is now known, played to packed arenas throughout the UK and Northern Europe this winter with the tried and trusted team of Simon Honywill, FOH engineer and Martin Audio’s full catalog of MLA (Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array) components once again on hand to create a superior soundscape.

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Conducted by Jeff Wayne, the most ambitious production yet featured Liam Neeson in 3D holography, Jason Donovan as Parson Nathaniel, Westlife’s Brian McFadden as The Sung Thoughts of The Journalist, X Factor 2005 winner Shayne Ward as the Artilleryman, Les Miserables’ Carrie Hope Fletcher as Beth, Parson Nathaniel’s Wife, X Factor 2013’s Joseph Whelan, as The Voice of Humanity, the 36-piece ULLAdubULLA Strings and the 9-piece Black Smoke Band.

The show is mixed live in Surround Sound and features remarkable special effects such as the incredible 3-ton, 35-foot tall Martian Fighting Machine firing real flames into the Arena, a 100 foot wide “animation wall” with two hours of cutting edge CGI, the incineration of a cast member in front of the audience’s eyes, and a ground-breaking levitation effect.

Adding a new dimension in the spectacular finale, HG Wells, author of The War of The Worlds, was brought to life in three riveting scenes within the show – aged 33, 53 and 79 – spanning the end of the 19th century and two subsequent World Wars. Scottish actor Callum O’Neill played HG Wells, best known for his role as ‘Wee Dingwall’ in Disney Pixar’s 2012 summer blockbuster, Brave.

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Simon Honywill believes this to be the most daring production so far, and was delighted that he once again had MLA under his control. “Frankly, in an ideal world it would be the only system I would ever work with. It’s the most intelligent touring system ever, that has been responsible for the dramatically increased level of performance and coverage consistency, and paints such a neutral canvas that the slightest adjustment I make on the desk delivers exactly what I want for the audience.”

The War of The Worlds has to be one of the most challenging pieces of music to portray accurately in a live setting. The musical elements, consisting of the band, the orchestra, the iconic narration, live acting and singing, playback and surround effects, occupy over 140 input channels, and the audiences rightly expect an unprecedented level of detail. The rest of the production is just as epic, and this makes for a very demanding daily task for the entire crew, working to a very tight schedule with 12 trucks of gear to load in and out. For the sound team, set-up times and system tuning opportunities are very limited, and with any system other than MLA it would have been virtually impossible to get the consistently amazing results across a wide range of venues.

Honywill, arguably one of the most seasoned practitioners of MLA in the world, clearly enjoyed himself with the Liverpool Echo quoting, “Wayne’s music has never sounded more commanding.”

For more about Martin Audio, please click to www.martin-audio.com.

About Martin Audio®
Founded by audio engineer David Martin in 1971, Martin Audio pioneered the use of all-horn-loaded bass designs in world-class touring loudspeaker systems for groups such as Pink Floyd, ELP and Supertramp. Located outside of London, Martin Audio now embodies a sophisticated mix of acoustic design, research, mathematical modeling and software engineering for a wide range of products in the installation, cinema and touring sound markets.

Electrosonic Expands its UK Presence with New Regional Office in Aberdeen, Scotland

Electrosonic, an international audio-visual systems integrator, is pleased to announce the expansion of its facilities in Scotland with the opening of a regional office in Aberdeen. The office in Cults, just outside Aberdeen City Centre, will be used to support its growing business in the city and the region.

The new Aberdeen office will provide local service and workshop facilities, stores, and a fabrication space. Electrosonic’s existing Scotland office in Edinburgh will continue to offer a full set of services and has recently been refurbished.

Colin Lemmings, Director of Electrosonic’s Corporate Business, commented, “Having worked in the Aberdeen area for four years, opening an office here is a natural progression for Electrosonic. The office is in a great location to serve our growing business in the oil & gas sector, as well as other new local clients in the region for whom it is a requirement that their supplier have tangible local resources”.

For the past three years in May, Electrosonic have held ‘New Technology Days’ in Aberdeen to demonstrate to oil and gas companies and other corporations, the latest audio-visual, video conferencing and collaboration solutions, and how the technology can increase communication, reliability and efficiency within their business. These events are held annually every year in May.

“This new office location gives us an on-the-ground presence in major markets in and around Aberdeen”, continued Colin Lemming. “Being on our customers’ door step allows us to deliver a highly efficient, reliable and personal service. It gives our clients extra peace of mind knowing that we are only a short drive away from their premises”.

This new premises brings Electrosonic’s global footprint to thirteen offices including Dartford, London, Newquay, Edinburgh, Stockholm, Dubai, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New Jersey, New York, Orlando and Hong Kong.

About Electrosonic

Electrosonic is an international audio-visual company that creates tailored, state-of-the-art solutions for a wide range of markets including theme parks, museums, control rooms, and corporate meeting rooms. Since its founding in 1964, Electrosonic has built a strong reputation for working on complex projects, both large and small, and has developed lasting partnerships with customers and suppliers. Beyond complete integrated systems, Electrosonic provides a comprehensive scope of services including technical design, projector lamp sales, maintenance and operational support.

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The Recording Academy® Relies On HARMAN JBL Professional Studio Reference Monitors for GRAMMY® Awards Listening Sessions

JBL_7SeriesNORTHRIDGE, California – As the organization behind the GRAMMY® Awards, The Recording Academy® has been dedicated to honoring achievements in the recording arts for more than 50 years. In preparation for the upcoming 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards ceremonies, the Academy equipped its listening rooms with HARMAN’s JBL Professional 3 Series and new 7 Series studio monitors, for critical listening in the 2015 GRAMMY Awards screening sessions.

The monitors were used for a diverse range of material, from rock to classical to jazz to movie soundtracks, all situations requiring timbral accuracy, wide dynamic range and detailed imaging. The loudspeakers had to be pleasant to listen to for long periods of time, without inducing listener fatigue. An innovative acoustic technology originally developed for use in JBL’s flagship M2 Master Reference Monitor, the Image Control waveguide is responsible for the 3 and 7 Series detailed imaging, and neutral in-room response, allowing an accurate presentation to be experienced by all listeners in the room. “The Image Control Waveguide plays a big part in ensuring accuracy and an engaging listening experience in a broad range of environments,” said Peter Chaikin, JBL Professional Sr. Manager, Recording And Broadcast Marketing.

Configuring a playback system for surround sound sessions in a 55-foot by 29-foot conference room is particularly challenging. For this session, seven of JBL’s new 708i Master Reference Monitors were arranged in a 7.1 configuration, powered by a single Crown DCi 8300 amplifier and individually tuned to the room using HARMAN’s BSS Soundweb London BLU800 processor. With the 708i’s broad-range response from 36 kHz to 34 Hz, no bass management was employed. Two 12-inch LSR6312SP Powered Studio Subwoofers were used to reproduce the LFE Low Frequency Effects Channel. JBL Synthesis SDP45 surround sound processor was used to monitor material submitted in Blu-Ray, DVD, and SACD high-resolution multichannel formats.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® , Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 17,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended December 31, 2014.

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