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Press Releases For : October 8, 2014

StrandVision Digital Signage Introduces Dynamic Electronic Signage Page Sharing

Digital Signage Content Sharing capability allows easy, efficient distribution of dynamic digital sign content across multi-site corporate and franchise electronic signage networks…

MENOMONIE, Wis. – Oct. 08, 2014 – StrandVision Digital Signage today introduced a new way for electronic signage administrators to share specific electronic signage content over multiple digital signage players across their network. The feature is especially handy for multiple site installations, corporations and franchises that want to share single or multiple content pages that can optionally be displayed on their local networks.

For instance, a fast food chain that is offering an opt-in price promotion to its franchisees can distribute optional StrandVision Digital Signage promotion pages for local management to use for its in-store advertising; a company with multiple sites can offer a selection of employee benefit, safety, motivational or other employee communication digital signage messaging to its divisions for addition to local digital signage networks at the discretion of local management. Once the page is copied as designed by the sender, it can be further customized to the individual location, as desired.

“StrandVision has long offered the ability for top-level administrators to automatically distribute pages, including videos directly to sub-networks across their corporate and local networks,” explained StrandVision founder and CEO, Mike Strand. “This new level of local control and flexibility provides a quick and easy way for local administrators to optionally add customized corporate content to their digital signage networks with a single click. And it’s not just for what is shown on the digital signage player. The page sharing feature includes all background settings so dynamic information is displayed and scheduled to play exactly as designed on the original.”

Here’s How It Works

Now, when StrandVision Digital Signage administrators create any type of page on the StrandVision Content Management System (CMS) portal a unique URL is automatically created and placed in the ”Share Page Link” field on the page creation form. The administrator simply copies the URL and sends it to recipients in an email, phone message, Tweet or through other social media.

The recipients simply click on the URL. That takes them to the StrandVision cloud server where they log into their account on the StrandVision CMS portal and the new page is automatically copied to the local mix where it can be further edited or reordered, as desired. Shared pages support dynamic visitor or employee communication information such as changing images and scrolling text, and can include RSS feeds, audio, video, animation, Web feeds, Quick Response (QR) codes and other dynamic information sources such as automatic birthday and anniversary people displays and live corporate database access.

The shared page also includes all other metadata, including background media, scheduling (frequency, automatic removal date) and other administrative instructions.

The Share Pages feature is available immediately to all StrandVision Digital Signage subscribers, as well as StrandVision Free Digital Signage Test Drive participants. Learn more by checking out the introductory YouTube video at http://www.strandvision.com/video_digital_signage_content_sharing.html or calling 715-235-7446 or emailing sales at StrandVision.com.

About StrandVision

StrandVision LLC, based in Menomonie, Wis., delivers low-cost, cloud-based digital signage software content to subscribers’ digital media player displays, as well as computer screens, websites and mobile devices. StrandVision’s patented approach distributes customer-created text, graphics, videos and RSS/social media feeds along with pre-packaged worldwide, national and local weather and news. It is ideal for many business marketing applications for waiting rooms (patient and customer information); banks and retailers (video merchandising); education (student, staff and visitor information); business and industry (employee communication and operational/performance information); as well as nonprofit and religious organizations (member and supporter communication).

StrandVision also offers digital signage support hardware including PC-2-TV.net, a fully digital, high-definition (HD) video extender for long distance multi-screen distribution; Linux digital media players to ease and optimize electronic signage network installation and administration; and several large-format displays including freestanding pedestal displays. StrandVision Digital Signage services, installation and equipment are available directly from StrandVision and through registered affiliates and system integrators. Additional information about StrandVision Digital Signage is available at StrandVision.com, 715-235-7446 or by email.

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EDITORS – for further information:

Mike Strand
StrandVision
715-235-7446 X100
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Soucy Communications Group
603-682-7162
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Avenview Teams with High Resolution Systems to Offer Branded Avenview ControlPro Universal Device Control Software

Entertainment Tonight's New Set CelebrationAvenview has partnered with High Resolution Systems to offer Avenview ControlPro Universal Device Control Software, a branded product featuring HRS UDC software, designed to control Avenview devices, including matrix audio video switchers, video walls and video processors.

Avenview enables companies to install multifunctional video walls and control room equipment, use signal extenders to help personnel communicate remotely and even digitize an entire infrastructure. The company, headquartered in Kenmore, New York, offers customers the most advanced components available to achieve their objectives of cutting-edge visual displays.

Avenview identified HRS as a company it could do business with to enhance its technology offerings to customers. “High Resolution Systems is an upcoming company with similar culture and beliefs as Avenview,” says Jefferson Thomas, chief technology specialist at Avenview. “They are very smart and client driven and offer products that customers really want – and are easy to use and easy to customize to any product on the market. That’s the kind of functionality that customers want.”

Avenview’s ControlPro Universal Device Control Software integrates its products to work with UDC control. “Once a customer buys one of our products, like the HDM-SwitchPro-VW4 HDMI 4×4 matrix switcher, we use ControlPro Universal Device Control Software to build a static page with buttons and layouts for the user,” Thomas explains. “With UDC software we can create one-touch and customized commands – commands that would otherwise take users numerous steps to implement.”

Avenview can “customize the ControlPro interface to whatever the user needs the box for,” he says. “The build pages can also be added to and re-customized by the user as they work with other products.”

ControlPro Universal Device Control Software offers fast programming with open-structured software that’s configured with no coding. It enables custom control of what users create, is easily updateable and saves time and money on every project.

“It’s a win-win for Avenview, High Resolution Systems and customers,” Thomas declares.

About High Resolution Systems

High Resolution Systems known as HRS Control is a company with a strong systems engineering and applications background. Its founders have decades of experience in the audio visual rental and staging industry, broadcast applications, A/V installations and system design. This combined experience allows them to provide the highest possible quality solutions to its customers in the most efficient manner. For more information, visit www.hrscontrol.com.

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Press Releases For : October 7, 2014

Expanded Project Studio Expo at AES137 Hosts Sunday Sponsor Events

— Presented in association with leading recording technology publication Sound On Sound, the Project Studio Expo is intended to give home recordists a new perspective on how they can better use their tools and their ears —

New York, NY, October 7, 2014 — A wide range of on-stage sessions have been announced for Sunday’s Project Studio Expo Sponsor Day at the upcoming 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention, scheduled for Thursday, October 9, through Sunday, October 12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. The PSE offers 3 days of events covering such topics as getting big-studio results on a tight budget; audio separation; recording and songwriting; and studio/live networking.

Project Studio Expo, Sunday Sponsor Events:

Session PSE14 – Mixing Perspectives: Tales of achieving big studio results on a project studio budget (led by Focal Press)
Sunday, October 12, 11:00 am — 11:45 am

Session PSE15 – Audio Separation (led by Audionamix)
Sunday, October 12, 12:00 pm — 12:45 pm

Session PSE16 – Recording and Songwriting with Focusrite Novation
Sunday, October 12, 1:00 pm — 1:45 pm

Session PSE17 – Real-World AVB Networking in the Studio and on Stage Using MOTU AVB Audio Interfaces
Sunday, October 12, 2:00 pm — 2:45 pm

Full PSE sessions, including events for Friday and Saturday, can be found here: http://www.aes.org/events/137/projectstudioexpo/.

“There has been tremendous response to our Project Studio Expo over the past three Conventions, and the addition of Sunday sessions offers even more resources for Convention attendees,” states Bob Moses, AES Executive Director. “With the help of our partners and sponsors we have seen the PSE grow into a program that really offers something for everyone in the audio community. I feel this serves as a real incubator and inspiration for seasoned professionals as well as those who are attending an AES event for the first time. These are top-notch educators and engineers who are giving as close to a one-on-one dialog as you can get. And to have this included as part of our free Exhibits-Plus badge offerings is really a great way to expand the mission of the AES – to educate and provide support to those audio engineers that play a large part in our audible world.”

The AES gives Special Thanks to presenting PSE Sponsors; Audionamix, Focal Press, Focusrite Novation, and MOTU along with additional sponsors; AVID, Sennheiser, TC Electronic, and Universal Audio.

For information on the Project Studio Expo, as well as further Registration, Hotel, and Technical Program information, visit the AES137 webpage at http://www.aes.org/events/137/.

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Session Info Announced for Upcoming High Resolution Audio Program at 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention

— High Resolution Audio program, taking place Friday, October 10, at AES137 in Los Angeles, will feature four different sessions throughout the day, addressing the current and future direction of High Resolution Audio from various perspectives —

— Representatives from leading consumer audio brands set to participate in High Resolution Audio program, as well as display high-performance audio products on the AES convention’s exhibition floor —

New York, NY, October 7, 2014 — Detailed session information has been announced for the AES137 High Resolution Audio (HRA) program, taking place Friday, October 10, 2014, in Room 304 AB at the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention (October 9-12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles). The direct result of a collaborative effort between the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, the HRA program will include a number of panels and sessions that address the current and future direction of HRA from various perspectives, including content creation, digital distribution, licensing of hi-res music files, archiving, subscription models, marketing/promotion of hi-res music, compatibility of playback devices and more.

“Taken as a whole, these panel sessions will provide AES attendees a much greater understanding of the key issues that are currently impacting the High Resolution Audio market,” said Marc Finer, Senior Director, DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group. “Working in cooperation with The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing®, we’ve developed a comprehensive program that fully addresses virtually every aspect of the HRA workflow – from the studio to the home.”

These panels and sessions will feature some of the brightest minds in the business as they discuss some of the most current and controversial issues concerning the rapid adoption of high-resolution audio across the industry.

Individual session info:

Hi-Res Audio Devices for Every Lifestyle (10:00 am – 10:50 am): Learn more details about the growing number of hi-res compatible devices available today from some of the biggest names in hi-res devices including Astell & Kern, dCS, DTS, Kimber Kable, Meridian, Mytek, and Sony. Subjects will include how to demonstrate hi-res audio at retail; the latest options for enjoying hi-res music on-the-go; and how to educate and engage young music enthusiasts. Moderated by Marc Finer (Digital Entertainment Group), the panel includes Owen Kwon (Astell & Kern), John Quick (dCS Ltd.), Fred Maher (DTS Inc.), Ray Kimber (Kimber Kable), J. Robert (Bob) Stuart (Meridian Audio Ltd.), Michal Jurewicz (Mytek Digital) and Aaron Levine (Sony Electronics).

The New Business of Hi-Res Music (11:30 am – 12:20 pm): Get an inside look at the opportunities and challenges associated with hi-res music from Mark Piibe at Sony Music, Howie Singer at Warner Music, and Jim Belcher at Universal Music. Moderated by Marc Finer. Topics will include licensing hi-res files; the latest distribution partners; ingesting and archiving digital assets; new subscription models; and the best ways to promote hi-res music.

Hi-Res Audio Production Workshop (1:00 pm – 1:50 pm): [co-sponsored by the Recording Academy P&E Wing] Join top producers and engineers as they discuss the music creation process and best practices when recording, mixing and mastering in high resolution. The panel, moderated by Leslie Ann Jones (Skywalker Sound), features Chuck Ainlay (Producer/engineer, METAlliance), John Burk (Concord-Telarc Label Group), Ryan Ulyate (Producer/engineer) and Bob Clearmountain (Producer, engineer and mixer), who will review the key aspects of various audio formats in context with their latest music projects.

High Resolution Audio—Super Session (3:00 pm – 3:50 pm): Meet and mix with some of the brightest minds in the business including Bruce Botnick (Music producer, recording and mastering engineer, VP Content Acquisition for Pono Music), George Massenburg (Producer/engineer/inventor, McGill University), Andrew Scheps (Producer/engineer/mixer) and Bill Schnee (Producer/engineer, Schnee Studio), as they explore a number of the most challenging issues facing the recording industry today concerning the adoption of high resolution audio. Moderated by Maureen Droney (former recording engineer/music journalist, currently Managing Director of The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing®) Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from these opinion makers!

The High Resolution Audio program will be a major focus at AES137, part of a long tradition of the AES and its conventions serving as the forum for the discussion and advancement of state-of-the-art audio technologies. For over 65 years, nearly every seminal audio development has been incubated and promoted within the AES community, beginning with stereo LPs in the 1950s and continuing with magnetic tape in the 60s, digital audio and the Compact Disc in the 70s, perceptual coding (e.g. MP3) over the past 25 years, all the way to today’s digital streaming formats. It’s no wonder that the DEG and the AES have decided to partner to bring to AES137 Convention attendees the most current and comprehensive information on the state of High Resolution Audio, which is defined as “lossless audio that is capable of reproducing the full range of sound from recordings that have been mastered from better than CD quality music sources.”

For Registration and Technical Program information, visit the AES137 webpage at http://www.aes.org/events/137/.

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The 24th Annual Conference of the Association of Moving Image Archivists Opens Wednesday

Featuring Ian Mackaye, The Reel Thing, Screenings, and Dozens of Expert-Led Sessions
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Savannah, GA – The 24th Annual Association of Moving Image Archivists Conference begins Wednesday in Savannah, Georgia, bringing leaders and practitioners together in the number one event for the archiving, preservation, and content communities. This year’s Conference presents an extensive schedule to attendees, which is available at www.amiaconference.com. The Annual Conference runs from October 8th, to October 11th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah.

Over the course of four days, more than 50 sessions, section meetings, screenings, and workshops will be available to attendees. Keynotes and the daily plenaries feature speakers who will present a big picture perspective as well as opportunities to follow up those offerings with specific, technical, and targeted sessions. The Conference includes experts from the leading institutions around the world, including Library of Congress, Universidad de la República, HBO, Sony Pictures, WGBH, Indiana University, MOMA, and EYE Film Institute, as well as Iron Mountain, Deluxe, FotoKem, Kodak and other leading companies in the field. There will also be demos and vendors on hand during the Conference to showcase crucial technological developments.

At the end of the week, AMIA is offering a public screening for the Savannah community. Open free to families all over Savannah, the Lucas Theatre will screen Peter Pan at 3pm on Saturday, October 11th. The film will be introduced by a Disney preservationist.

A brief highlight of the extensive session lineup includes:

Ian MacKaye, Keynote
Currently the front man of The Evens and formerly of the influential punk bands Minor Threat and Fugazi, MacKaye is also founder of the Dischord Records music label and the mastermind behind the Fugazi Live Series project. The Fugazi Live Series is in the process of digitizing and publishing over 800 of the band’s nearly 20 years of shows performed and recorded internationally. MacKaye is a sought after speaker bringing a unique perspective and appreciation on archival practice and managing collections.

Curated Streams of Programs
The conference will offer a curated stream of programming each day. Topics include Global Exchange, Film in Transition, and Open Source Digital Preservation and Access. The streams will feature invited speakers from around the world.

Preserving Eyes on the Prize
Regarded as the definitive work on the Civil Rights Movement. There are more than 75 hours of additional, invaluable resources available for scholars, teachers, students, and filmmakers alike through its Eyes on the Prize Preservation Project.

Play It Again: Creating a Playable History of Australasian Digital Games from the Australian Centre for the Moving Image
The ‘Play It Again’ project is collaboration between cultural and academic institutions to preserve the largely unknown histories of 1980s game development in Australia and New Zealand.

Bing Crosby’s Dictaphone: Recovering the Lost Voice
In 1945, Bing Crosby acquired a piece of cutting edge technology, the Dictabelt,
two years before it was publicly available. For over twenty years, he spent hours every day recording letters and more, generating thousands of recordings.

Film, Feet and the Photochemical: The Next Three Years
As Motion Picture labs are shutting with regularity; existing labs that intend to continue photochemical preservation are purchasing equipment. The panel will address the challenges and future of film based preservation.

Surveillance and Security in the Archive: Managing Sensitive Multimedia Collections
In an increasingly technologically dependent world where access to information is a click away, society faces a growing reliance on digital tools and infrastructure that are easily surveilled, produce seemingly limitless records and data, and require security precautions to maintain basic privacy.

Juliette Gordon Low and the Girl Scouts
Savannah is the birthplace of both Girl Scouts and the organization’s founder Juliette
Gordon Low. Screening and panel discussion, that offers an inside glimpse.

Global Exchange Screening: Pan Si Dong
Pan Si Dong was regarded as lost until 2011 when a copy was found in the vaults of
The Norwegian National Library. The news about the find made headlines all over China. It is regarded as one of the most important films in the history of Chinese cinema.

During the Conference, AMIA will recognize important significant contributions to the field. This year’s Award recipients are:

* The Silver Light Award: Robert J. Heiber
* The O’Farrell Volunteer Award: Rick Utley
* The Alan Stark Award: Grover Crisp and Michael Friend for The Reel Thing
* AMIA Spotlight: Pam Wintle

AMIA, a non-profit international association, is dedicated to the preservation and use of the moving image. To that end, the organization sponsors a number of events and tools to its community in cities around the US. In October, AMIA will present the Digital Projection Workshop, in collaboration with The Alamo Draft House in Austin Texas. The Workshop is the first of a series of training seminars for film projectionists, to keep an important skill in place for film-based venues.

For information about the Conference or any AMIA activity, please call +1.323.463.1500, or visit amianet.org.

ABOUT AMIA
AMIA is a nonprofit international association dedicated to the preservation and use of moving image media. AMIA supports public and professional education and fosters cooperation and communication among the individuals and organizations concerned with the acquisition, preservation, description, exhibition, and use of moving image materials.

The annual AMIA Conference is the largest gathering of motion picture and recorded sound archivists and interested professionals. More than 550 annual attendees include members and colleagues from the world’s major media, library, university, military and other institutions.

The AMIA annual conference provides an opportunity for colleagues and those interested in the field to meet, share information and work together. For newcomers to this vibrant, dynamic and committed community, networking with other AMIA members and industry professionals is invaluable for professional development. AMIA conference registration includes participation in all regular sessions and screenings and some special events.

For more information about AMIA, events and membership, go to www.AMIAnet.org.

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Live Sound Expo Takes Center Stage at 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention

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— Inaugural Live Sound Expo, presented in association with Pro Sound News, Sound & Video Contractor, Pro Audio Review and MIX, offers expert, real-world advice for attendees from leading figures in the live and installed sound market sectors —

New York, NY, October 6, 2014 — Extensive session information has been announced for the inaugural Live Sound Expo (presented in association with Pro Sound News, Sound & Video Contractor, Pro Audio Review and MIX) at the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention (October 9-12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles). From a stage centrally located in the 137th AES Convention’s exhibition hall, the Live Sound Expo presents live and installed sound professionals sharing their knowledge and experience across a wide range of audio topics. Engineer and industry journalist Mark Frink (k.d. lang, Zac Brown Band, Tony Bennett) will manage the stage as the LSE host. With the Live Sound Expo, the 137th Convention offers expert advice for the broad spectrum of live and installed sound engineers (some 25% of Convention attendees) with an emphasis on the practical, bringing professionals with decades of experience to the stage to inspire and educate attendees.

Michael MacDonald, AES137 Co-Chair and ATK Audiotek President, stated, “Live Sound is a key element in the pro audio industry, and one that warrants the spotlight provided by the new Live Sound Expo. I am pleased that Mark Frink, along with Frank Wells, has assembled such a powerful LSE program that will feature both technical and practical aspects of live sound benefiting attendees and exhibitors alike. The panelists include top professionals from the installed and live sound worlds, and their participation at this AES Convention gives attendees access to a knowledge pool available nowhere else, and provides insights into current and future trends.”

A wide array of topics will be addressed at the Live Sound Expo. Select topics include: “Loudspeaker Setup and Configuration”; “Miking Fundamentals for the Stage”; “Networks and IT”; “The Small Venue Monitor Mix”; “RF Systems”; “Installed Sound”; “Touring System Optimization”; “Digital Consoles” and more.

The panelists and presenters read like a who’s-who in the worlds of live and installed sound. Sam Berkow (Principal/Founding Partner, SIA Acoustics); Derek Brener (Bruno Mars); Chap Cooper (Sound Engineer/Educator); Jason Decter (FOH, Blink-182, Weezer); J. Mark King (Production & Music Mixer, Primetime EMMY® Awards, Dancing with the Stars, ACM & CMA Awards); Tom Pesa (Super Bowl, GRAMMY®s, OSCAR®s); Dave Rat (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Founder of Rat Sound); Marcus Ross (Head of Audio, Blue Man Group); Robert Scovill (FOH, Prince, Rush, Tom Petty); Dave Shadoan (President, Sound Image); Jason Spence (Monitor Engineer, Keith Urban, Megadeth, CMT & CMA Awards); Ken “Pooch” Van Druten (FOH, Linkin Park); Fred Vogler (FOH, L.A. Philharmonic / Systems Engineer, Hollywood Bowl); and Vic Wagner (FOH Systems Engineer, Linkin Park).

A highlight of Live Sound Expo will be a panel titled “Stump the Panel,” where attendees will be able to ask any question to Dave Rat, Robert Scovill and Dave Shadoan, as they cover the gamut of sound reinforcement topics while imparting entertaining tales from the road.

The Live Sound Expo was made possible by the sponsorship of Audinate, DiGiCo, EAW, L-Acoustics, Shure and Yamaha Commercial Audio, with wireless headphone system support from Sennheiser USA.

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AES and DEG Announce Sponsors for Upcoming High Resolution Audio Program at 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention

— High Resolution Audio program, taking place October 10 at AES137 in Los Angeles, to be sponsored by leading consumer audio manufacturers —

New York, NY, October 3, 2014 — A High Resolution Audio (HRA) program will take place Friday, October 10, 2014, in Room 304 AB at the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention (October 9-12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles). The direct result of a collaborative effort between the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, the HRA program will include a number of panels and sessions that address the current and future direction of HRA from various perspectives, including content creation, digital distribution, licensing of hi-res music files, archiving, subscription models, marketing/promotion of hi-res music, compatibility of playback devices and more.

The HRA program is sponsored by the following brands, representing leaders from consumer electronics:

Astell & Kern (manufacturer of portable high-fidelity audio systems capable of playing mastering-quality sound from music mastering studios) / Audeze (manufacturer of high-end audio headphones and accessories)
dCS (“Data Conversion Systems,” a pioneer in high-resolution audio who has developed converters capable of supporting 24/192, DSD and DXD formats; the world’s first high resolution [24/88.2] and surround Super Audio CD [SACD] recordings were created using dCS technology)
DTS (a premier audio solutions provider for high-definition entertainment experiences)
Kimber Kable (a leading developer and manufacturer of cables for the high-performance audio sector)
Meridian Digital (acclaimed developer of the highest quality consumer home entertainment systems, widely recognized as a world leader in quality audio and video reproduction)
Mytek Digital (manufacturer of high performance digital audio converters and meters)
Sony Electronics (a leading consumer and professional electronics and entertainment company)

These panels and sessions will feature some of the brightest minds in the business as they discuss some of the most current and controversial issues concerning the rapid adoption of high-resolution audio across the industry. A complete list of HRA sessions, including topics, moderators and panelists, will be released in the coming days.

“We are very pleased to be working with the Digital Entertainment Group to create this unique and timely program on High Resolution Audio,” stated Bob Moses, AES Executive Director. “High Resolution Audio is a vital topic in the industry right now, and working with organizations like the DEG and The Recording Academy, we have created this comprehensive program, which will give attendees the most current and up-to-date real-world information available on these subjects.”

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Listen Technologies Offers Courses for Architects on ADA and CBC Guidelines for Serving People with Hearing Disabilities

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— Courses offer American Institute of Architects (AIA) certification credits, a yearly requirement for AIA members —

BLUFFDALE, UT — Listen Technologies Corporation, the leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of assistive listening products for over 16 years, has made it an ongoing priority to offer contractors, system integrators, consultants, architects and venue owners the most up-to-date resources on how to best serve those requiring assistive listening. These resources explore and clarify guidelines and recommendations set forth by institutions and legislative efforts including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the California Building Code (CBC), the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disability Act and other related measures. Compliance with these guidelines is not only mandatory and legally enforced, but a clear moral imperative; however, many professionals, although well-meaning, let certain considerations in regard to hearing disability fall through the cracks when designing new structures or updating existing facilities. A new set of courses offered by Listen is specifically designed to educate architects on ADA and CBC recommendations, offering credits for American Institute of Architects (AIA) certification in the process.

Listen Technologies has been approved to teach two courses, both earning (1) LU/HSW credit:
1. Course Title: ADA Assistive Listening Legislation
2. Course Title: California Building Code & The ADA Assistive Listening Legislation

Course objectives:

Understand the impact of the new requirements of the ADA/CBC
Understand the unique sound needs of the hard of hearing community
Apply the ADA (or CBC, in California) to the welfare of people requiring assistive listening systems
Recognize the technologies that can reconnect people to a positive experience in any venue

The courses are offered on an individual basis by Listen personnel at sites around the U.S. To inquire about a scheduled session or to set up a course date, please email sales@listentech.com. The company will also have the courses available as webinars at www.listentech.com.

For architects to remain certified through AIA, they are required to have 18 total learning units each year. Of these 18 required (LU) Learning Units, 12 of them must be in the category of Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW). Listen has developed these courses (ADA & the CBC) along with their objectives, to align under HSW learning units. These courses offered by Listen are informative and educational in nature and talk about the “why” of hearing loss – how many people have hearing loss, why hearing aids are not enough in a venue, what happens when people have hearing loss and what that is like – and then goes into the ADA and CBC codes, which are actually fairly straightforward. They then address the different types of solutions offered by Listen and the pros/cons of each technology.

Cory Schaeffer, Listen Technologies Vice President of Business Development, states, “Offering a presentation that provides AIA/HSW Learning Units to architects allows Listen to share our unique wealth of knowledge with this group of professionals. Often AV is the last ‘trade’ brought into a project, and for some assistive listening technologies that is way too late. These courses allow us to share information about hearing loss with architects and the fact that it’s the largest disability covered under the ADA (17% compared to 1.4% requiring wheelchair access), as well as what the ADA and other building code requirements are and what technologies meet the code and the advantages/disadvantages of each technology. We know that once participating architects have completed these courses, more consideration will be made earlier in projects.”

For more information on these courses and all other inquiries, please email sales@listentech.com.

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Introducing the Pure2 by Antelope Audio: A Two Channel Mastering Converter from the Authority in Clocking

Pure2 Features Best in Class Conversion Quality, Dual DAC Architecture and Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) Technology from Antelope’s Flagship Trinity Master Clock

Los Angeles, October 7, 2014: As part of a multi-dimensional product unveiling at the 137th International AES Convention, leading professional audio gear manufacturer Antelope Audio introduces Pure2, a mastering-grade 24/192 kHz AD/DA 2-channel converter and master clock. Pure2 builds on Antelope Audio’s mastering legacy of the very successful high-end converter Eclipse 384.

Pure2FrontThe Pure2 enables users to realize unsurpassed digital clarity and analog realism, while offering a flexible set of connectivity options and extremely efficient and ergonomic software remote control. Pure2 employs an all-new design that leverages best-in-class Burr-Brown converters and the same Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology present in Antelope’s ultra high-end Trinity master clock.

More than just a mastering converter, Pure2 comprises five distinct high performance components:

• An A/D converter with optimized overloads handling
• A D/A converter with dual DAC architecture
• A high-end headphone amplifier with a dedicated D/A
• A relay-based analog volume control for supremely accurate monitoring
• A master clock with 4th generation of Antelope’s AFC jitter management

Pure2With Pure2, clear and realistic audio quality is within reach. In addition to its first-rate conversion and AFC technology, the unit also features Antelope Audio’s pristine analog circuitry, which is driven by a proprietary, multi-stage linear power supply. When monitoring through speakers, Pure2′s relay-based stepped attenuator ensures exceptional transparency and perfect L/R balance, even at low listening levels. Additionally, Pure2′s dual-DAC technology — with separate DAC chips for left and right channels —guarantees superior stereo separation and imaging.

“As digital devices and software-based tools become more and more ubiquitous in recording and playback environments, advanced clocking and conversion technology is now a prerequisite towards getting great sound,” commented Igor Levin, founder and CEO of Antelope Audio. “Pure2 puts world class mastering functionality within the reach of just about anyone, at a fraction of what it would have cost just three years ago.”

Pure2: The New Heartbeat of Your Studio
Pure2RearWith Pure2, attaining immaculate audio quality does not have to be complicated. The device includes a highly intuitive software control panel (compatible with both Mac and PC) enabling users to manage all facets of its operation from a computer. Meanwhile, the front panel of the unit also includes user-definable presets for added routing convenience and efficiency.

Among the most exciting features of Pure2 are its unparalleled connectivity options. With several Word Clock outputs, Pure2 can function as the master clock for an entire studio and can also be locked to Antelope’s legendary 10M Atomic Clock for even greater clocking stability. Further, Pure2 can be connected via S/PDIF, TOSLINK, AES and USB, making it suitable for nearly any studio environment.

Pure2, which is a perfect standalone mastering-grade converter for any studio and live application, is scheduled to ship in late Q4 of 2014 and will be priced at $2,195.

About Antelope Audio:
Antelope Audio is a leading manufacturer of high-end professional audio equipment and the pioneer in the adoption of Atomic clock generators.

The company utilizes Igor Levin’s more than 20 years’ experience in digital audio to develop professional and consumer high-end products with the signature Antelope Audio sound. The company employs proprietary clocking and jitter management technologies as well as custom-designed digital and analog circuits to provide both professional audio engineers and music aficionados with unprecedented musicality, sound stage and clarity.

Antelope is the first to design a 1U 32-channel audio interface and a multi-channel portable interface with 12 mic pres. Antelope’s breakthrough technologies are offering both studio and live audio engineers great productivity and flexibility.

The company’s customers include many Grammy award-winning sound engineers and some of the most renowned recording, mastering and post-production facilities around the globe.

Photo captions:
1) The Antelope Audio Pure2 is a mastering-grade 24/192 kHz AD/DA 2-channel converter and master clock.
2) Teaser video for the new Antelope Audio Pure2 mastering converter.
3) Rear panel of the Antelope Audio Pure2.

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Waves Previews Premiere Episode of Everything Audio Livefrom YouTube Space LA

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— Hosted by acclaimed audio engineer Dave Hampton (Herbie Hancock, Prince, Justin Timberlake), Everything Audio will cover a range of audio topics, from recording, live sound, and audio for gaming, to consumer audio, forensics, sound design and much more —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing software and hardware solutions, has posted a teaser (http://youtu.be/x0M9TUa4NC8) for the premiere episode of its new web program, Everything Audio, streaming live from YouTube Space LA. The premiere episode will air on Tuesday, October 7, 2 P.M. ET and will feature the following guests: producer/DJ/remixer Dave Audé (Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé), producer/engineer/mixer Andrew Scheps (Adele, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, Lana Del Rey, Metallica, Jay-Z), and producer/engineer/mixer Jack Joseph Puig (Florence + the Machine, U2, Lady Gaga).

With new episodes added on a regular basis, the show will present a wide spectrum of audio-related content appealing to everyone from audio professionals and sound hobbyists to everyday consumers and technology enthusiasts. Topics will range from pro audio and live sound to musical instrument audio, sound for film and gaming, sound design, DJing and electronic music production. The show will also delve into the world of audio for consumer electronics, discussing such topics as headphones, computers, cell phones, televisions and car stereos, while also touching on audio forensics, restoration, psychoacoustics, hearing capacity and aural health.

The show is hosted (and executive produced) by noted audio engineer Dave Hampton, an expert in the field of audio recording, production and technical design, with a list of clients that includes Herbie Hancock, Prince, Justin Timberlake and many more.

Each episode will present a panel of guests from various fields in audio, ranging from music producers, mixers, engineers, artists and musicians to retailers, audio manufacturers and representatives of consumer companies whose products feature audio as a central function. Each guest will present his or her area of expertise while interacting with the others guests to discuss topics moderated by the host. Each episode will include real-time audience interaction through a live-chat Q&A session with the guest panel.

Mick Olesh, Waves EVP of Sales & Marketing, stated: “Waves has long been the leading innovator and pioneer in digital signal processing and related fields, and it is fitting that this new venture offers end users a resource and inside track into the world of audio. All sorts of surprises are planned for the program, but the possibilities are massive. We are excited to present Everything Audio to the world and to celebrate the current state of audio. Enjoy!”

The premiere episode will also feature an interactive competition with a chance to win a Dell computer.

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