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Press Releases For : February 4, 2015

Listen Technologies to Hold Press Event at ISE 2015

Listen Technologies invites you to its ISE 2015 press reception:
Tuesday, 10 February, at Listen’s exhibition booth (Stand 3-C89).

Listen Technologies will provide important new product announcements, and key Listen personnel will be on hand to give perspective on the current and future direction of the company.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015
14:00, Central European Time

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Listen’s exhibition booth (Stand 3-C89).

Please RSVP to listen@clynemedia.com.

We enthusiastically request your presence, and we look forward to seeing you there.

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Stewart Filmscreen® Launches LuminEsse™ ‘Edgeless’ Fixed Frame Wall Screen, Combining Sublime Aesthetics with the Flexibility to Deliver the Ultimate Image for Nearly Any Application

LuminEsse is compatible with any of Stewart’s 4K+ front-projection screen materials, providing utmost versatility and an aesthetically pleasing  ‘Edgeless’ appearance

TORRANCE, CA, USA (ISE 2015 Stand #1-F50) – FEB. 4, 2015 — Stewart Filmscreen®—an Academy Award® winning manufacturer of custom engineered projection screens and specialty optical coatings—today announced the availability of LuminEsse™—a new rigid front-projection wall screen system with an ‘edgeless’ design that gives technology integrators, consultants, designers and property owners the ability to offer appreciable aesthetics, in addition to providing the appropriate screen material for the application. LuminEsse can be configured with any of Stewart Filmscreen’s 4K+ rated front projection materials, including FireHawk® G4, GrayHawk RS® G4, StudioTek 130, and more. The LuminEsse screen will make its International debut at Integrated Systems Europe 2015 in Amsterdam, February 10-12.modern interior

“It’s no secret that clients are more demanding than ever when it comes to having a great-looking screen whether the screen in in use or not. This means a ‘floating image’ experience when in use and an ‘edgeless’ art piece effect when not,” says Grant Stewart, President and CEO of Stewart Filmscreen. “Now, the technology professional can offer his or her clients just that, but with far more flexibility when it comes to specifying the right gain for the particular application plus the impeccable and impressive image quality that is synonymous with Stewart.”

With an elegant 3/8-inch thin bezel, LuminEsse fits modern expectations for more screen size, less visible framing system, while providing a sleek appearance, even when not being viewed. The LuminEsse front-projection wall screen features an optional LED backlighting kit that goes beyond wow factor to make viewing more comfortable. Scientifically speaking, the LED lighting acts as bias lighting, relaxing the iris of the eye and causing less strain during extended viewing. When the screen is on, the multicolored perimeter lighting enriches onscreen content and when off, it can be used to set the mood of the room.

“This isn’t a new category for Stewart per se, but it’s an exciting and enhanced product offering for sure. LuminEsse is demonstrative of the New Stewart Filmscreen. With this product and the others coming to market later this year, we are responding to the needs of technology professionals working on the front lines of the AV industry, delivering the broadest range of solutions to meet ever-increasing client demands,” furthered Stewart.

Available in sizes up to 120-inches (diagonal) in HD formats and in sizes up to 128-inches (diagonal) in Cinemascope® configurations, the LuminEsse rigid front projection screen system utilizes Stewart’s wall mount system, making screen installation inexpensive, simple and fast. Additional mounting solutions will become available in the coming months.

Attendees of ISE 2015 are invited to see Stewart Filmscreen’s robust lineup of projection screen solutions on display in stand #1-F50, where LuminEsse and several other new screen materials and framing systems will make their international debut. Media tours can be arranged through Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications, Inc., by emailing katye@kmbcomm.com or phoning (425) 328-8640.

Those interested in learning more about Stewart’s legendary high-performance screens and associated technologies are encouraged to visit www.stewartfilmscreen.com, e-mail request@stewartfilmscreen.com, call (800) 762-4999, and follow @StewartFilm.

About Stewart Filmscreen
Headquartered in Torrance, Calif., with additional manufacturing and satellite sales facilities in Ohio, Singapore, and Denmark, Stewart Filmscreen Corp. has been the consistent choice of discerning clientele around the world for more than 65 years. An Academy Award-winning manufacturer of projection screens and specialty optical coatings, aesthetic-conscious architects, consultants, systems designers, and property owners rely on Stewart Filmscreen for the perfect combination of superior image quality, flexible design, and dedicated support,  and we consistently deliver. Providing the most immersive experience in the industry, Stewart can custom engineer a projection screen solution to meet nearly every need. Proprietary material science and innovative manufacturing methods allow Stewart to produce some of the most optically immaculate screens in the world, ultimately delivering an immersive experience that’s unrivaled in the marketplace. Simply put, if a screen can be imagined, Stewart Filmscreen can deliver it. www.stewartfilmscreen.com | @StewartFilm

All products, product names, trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

Stewart Filmscreen Media Contact
Katye (McGregor) Bennett | KMB Communications, Inc. | (425) 328-8640 | katye@kmbcomm.com | www.kmbcomm.com | @KMB_Comm | @katyemcgregor


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HARMAN Martin Professional’s MAC Quantum Profiles Add a Touch of Art Deco to Alfie Boe Shows

Martin_Alfie BoeBLACKBURN, UK – Tenor Alfie Boe’s career has only gained strong momentum ever since he was famously discovered polishing cars at Blackpool’s TVR Factory at age 17. He recently undertook a major UK tour, where HARMAN Martin Professional’s newest MAC Quantum Profile fixtures proved that they are perfectly at home in live arena-sized productions.

Running from November 29 to December 13, 2014, the 11-show tour stopped at most of the UK’s major arenas. Lite Alternative supplied lighting, with the rig including five Martin Professional MAC Quantum profiles and 15 Mac Vipers.

“We were trying to create a 1930s club scene,” said John Ginley, Lite Alternative Project Manager and Alfie’s Lighting Designer. “Alfie wanted to keep it Art Deco, with lots of shadows and shapes in the light. We decided to use the MAC Quantum Profiles and MAC Vipers together because they are both very efficient for this.”

The Alfie Boe tour was the first time that Lite Alternative used the MAC Quantum Profiles.

“We invested in the MAC Quantum Profiles primarily for the corporate side of our business because, as a smaller and much lighter unit, they are ideal for that,” said Ginley. “But Mike Walker, UK Sales Manager let us get our hands on them early, so we thought we’d put them out on this tour and see how they performed against the bigger units. I was very happy with how the MAC Quantum Profiles were working alongside the MAC Vipers. They certainly hold their own next to the bigger units and pack a real punch.”

To Ginley and his team the compact size of the MAC Quantum Profile worked especially well on this tour because truck space was at a premium. Also, the MAC Quantum Profiles are easily rigged, which means time saved during load-ins. As the MAC Quantum Profile is Martin Professional’s newest lighting fixture, Ginley took a couple of spares on the tour – just in case. Ginley and his team were happy to learn that they weren’t needed after all.

“The Quantums were completely reliable,” said Ginley. “We had no problems and everybody was really happy with them. We know the guys at Martin are always there if required, but it’s a testament to the product that we didn’t need the support.”

Ginley was happy to be given a chance to take the MAC Quantum Profiles on tour and really get to know them before putting them to work on corporate events.

“Because of this, I can say that MAC Quantum Profiles will be used by us continuously over the next few years,” said Ginley.

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For full story, please visit: http://martin.com/en-US/View-Case?pid=13699&id=217&itemId=CaseStory:14322

For more information, please visit: www.martin.com

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: 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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Tightrope Media Systems Lowers Carousel Digital Signage Cost of Ownership

New pricing structure eliminates channel licensing costs, reduces price per end point

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, February 4, 2015Tightrope Media Systems has refined its pricing strategy to benefit its entire Carousel customer base, reducing the cost of digital signage network deployments at any scale. The new cost structure removes the need to buy unique licenses for each channel, instead charging for server and player connections only.

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Tightrope has long offered its customers the freedom to buy only what they need, instead of forcing them to purchase packaged systems or blocks of players. While the further simplification of pricing benefits all Carousel customers, it’s especially valuable for larger networks – or smaller networks with an interest in scaling to more end points. As a result, new and existing Carousel customers can customize as many channels as desired without escalating costs – and potentially experience a cost savings north of 50 percent in networks with more than 75 media players.

“Carousel has always offered a straightforward pricing structure, but we have further simplified the buying experience through unlimited, free channel licenses with the purchase of a Carousel server,” said Eric Henry, signage solutions developer, Tightrope Media Systems. “This is not only attractive for new customers, but also for existing customers that want to re-invest in their signage networks.”

Henry adds that resellers and systems integrators also benefit from a greatly reduced complexity in quoting systems or installations.

Additionally, end users can now virtualize any Carousel server, and deploy its software on any operating system. Tightrope’s Professional Services team offers remote integration assistance to any customer interested in virtualizing systems to ensure smooth and proper configuration.

“We believe there is tremendous value in a beautifully designed network with custom-branded channels, as well as having the end customer up and running quickly,” said Henry. “Ultimately, our goal is to remove constraints from the end user’s mind, lower their costs, and ensure they are leveraging their Carousel investment and all its possibilities.”

About Tightrope Media Systems
Founded in 1997, Tightrope Media Systems is the pioneer of web-centric digital signage and broadcast automation systems. It provides station automation, video servers, internet video on demand, live streaming, the Carousel Digital Signage system, and ZEPLAY, a multi-channel instant replay machine for stadiums, arenas and Outside Broadcast vehicles. Tightrope’s award winning systems are used throughout the world. You can reach Tightrope Media Systems at (866) 866-4118 or visit them on the web at http://www.trms.com.

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Zhaoqing Radio in China Adopts HARMAN Studer OnAir 2500 Modulo Digital Mixing Consoles

Studer_ZhaoqingZHAOQING, China – Having relied on HARMAN’s Soundcraft mixing consoles for more than a decade, Zhaoqing Radio in the Chinese province of Guangdong recently added two HARMAN Studer OnAir 2500 Modulo mixing consoles. The consoles were acquired from local HARMAN distributor ACE, and were installed in the two live studios that broadcast music and traffic information on the local radio.

The ‘Modulo’ version of the Studer OnAir 2500 console can be integrated within custom studio furniture and is highly modular in its design. Its separate modules for fader bays and master section along with a rack-mountable mainframe can be recessed into a desktop for a clean installation with all cables integrated within the furniture and the mainframe hidden appropriately.

Each console is equipped with 12 faders and a large number of inputs and outputs, providing the network with clean, intuitive mixing. According to ACE Technician Liang Ke Zhang, the ultimate goal was to clean up distortions that hindered previous broadcasts and add clarity to the voices of radio hosts.

“We wanted low distortion and a wide but linear frequency range,” said Zhang. “The new Studer OnAir consoles allow us to have clean sound that adds fullness to both male and female voices. To achieve this, the sound should have sufficient depth.”

While providing the renovated studios with a new streamlined look, the new OnAir Modulo consoles have proven to be a huge improvement when tested in recent daily broadcasting operations.

“The customers were surprised that the consoles add so much range and depth to the mix,” said Zhang. “Overall, the network is very satisfied that Studer is able to deliver such a huge impact.”

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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Focusrite Novation Inc. Announces New Appointments

MichaelPrager NickDeFriez JeremyLumsden

Recent hires reflect ongoing growth and expansion of Focusrite and Novation in the U.S.

Los Angeles, CA, — Focusrite Novation Inc., the wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of the U.K.-based manufacturer Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd., announces several new appointments. The announcement was made by Phil Wagner, President of Focusrite Novation Inc., underscoring the ongoing growth and expansion of the Focusrite and Novation brands and their sales channels in the U.S.

Industry veteran Michael Prager has joined Focusrite Novation Inc. as Focusrite National Sales Manager. Michael comes to Focusrite with a wealth of experience in Pro Audio. He was most recently with Adam Audio as their Director of Sales. Prior to that, Michael was the Guitar Center Recording Category Manager.

Additionally, Nick De Friez has been appointed Novation’s Sales Manager. Prior to joining Novation, Nick worked for leading DJ audio software company Serato, giving him rich experience in this product category. In his new role, Nick will be focusing on Novation sales and marketing, where he will help develop comprehensive dealer sales programs and improve Novation’s customer engagement strategy.

Finally, Jeremy Lumsden is moving into the position of Director of U.S. Marketing for both Focusrite and Novation brands. A veteran of the Focusrite Novation organization, Jeremy has helped advance the company with respect to sales and advertising policy, and his new role will build upon his prior experience at the company.

Phil Wagner, President of Focusrite Novation Inc., stated, “Having these three individuals in their new roles with our team signals great things for Focusrite and Novation in the U.S. They are eager to work with the rest of our organization, our sales reps, dealers and end users to strengthen these brands and take them to the next level. We welcome them to their new roles, and we look forward to a great 2015 and beyond.”

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The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® Takes Part in Successful High-Resolution Audio Panels at CES 2015


Santa Monica, Calif. — The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® had a strong presence at International CES 2015, which took place Jan. 6 – 9, 2015 in Las Vegas. This year’s convention saw growth over last year’s, with over 160,000 attendance and 2.2 million square feet of exhibition space. The P&E Wing used the convention as an opportunity to continue educating about High-Resolution Audio and related issues by participating in two panels, produced by DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group: ‘Meet the High-Res Music Creators’ and ‘Hi-Res Audio: CES Power Panel.’ These were among six panels produced by DEG for the Hi-Res Audio Workshop, which took place Tuesday, Jan. 6, through Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Venetian.

The Hi-Res Audio Workshop events that the P&E Wing participated in were:

Meet The Hi-Res Music Creators, Tuesday, Jan. 6
Sponsored by The Recording Academy P&E Wing, this panel offered attendees the chance to join top producers and engineers as they discussed the music creation process and shared best practices for recording, mixing and mastering in high-resolution. Maureen Droney, Managing Director, The Recording Academy P&E Wing, served as moderator, with panelists Rob Friedrich, GRAMMY®-winning producer/engineer, Five/Four Productions; Leslie Ann Jones, GRAMMY-winning engineer and Skywalker Sound’s Director of Music Recording & Scoring; Ryan Ulyate, producer and engineer (Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty); and Mark Waldrep, recording engineer and owner, AIX Records.

Hi-Res Audio: CES Power Panel, Thursday, Jan. 8
This panel gave attendees the chance to meet and mix with some of the biggest names in consumer electronics and music entertainment as they exchanged ideas about the key issues that are facing the industry today. Marc Finer, Senior Director, DEG, served as moderator, with panelists Robert Heiblim, vice chairman, CEA Audio Division Board; and Maureen Droney, Managing Director, The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing.

For a complete listing of all the events in the High-Resolution Audio Track, click here: http://www.cesweb.org/Conference/Conference-Tracks/High-Resolution-Audio

Photo Caption: The panelists and moderator of “Meet The Hi-Res Music Creators,” which took place on Tuesday, January 6. Pictured L- R: panelist Rob Friedrich (GRAMMY®-winning producer/engineer, Five/Four Productions), panelist Leslie Ann Jones (GRAMMY-winning engineer and Skywalker Sound’s Director of Music Recording & Scoring), panelist Ryan Ulyate (producer and engineer [Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty]), moderator Maureen Droney (Managing Director, The Recording Academy P&E Wing), and panelist Mark Waldrep (recording engineer and owner, AIX Records). Photo courtesy of The Recording Academy®. © 2015.

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SJ Lighting Chooses grandMA2 for Innovative Drai’s and LiFE Nightclubs in Las Vegas

Drais-LV-4594SJ Lighting, Inc., design consultants and lighting specialists based in Agoura Hills, California, has selected grandMA2 consoles to control lighting, video and effects for two of its latest nightclub projects: Drai’s and LiFE, both on the Strip in Las Vegas. A.C.T Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of MA products in North America.

Created by nightlife impresario Victor Drai, Drai’s Las Vegas Nighclub, Beach Club and After Hours is located in The Cromwell Boutique Hotel & Casino. Its unique rooftop venue, with multiple elevations and a towering ceiling, uses an array of modern technology to create multi-sensory experiences unlike any other club on the Vegas Strip.

The focal point of Drai’s dance floor is a custom “chandelier” centerpiece fabricated from LED video, lighting and metal framing, which can be raised and lowered overhead. LED video, lighting and effects radiate from the luminous centerpiece like rays of light.

High-resolution video is displayed on the surface of soffit walls around the club and framed by LED lighting. Four full-color laser systems are built into the soffit along with strobe lights and audience blinders. The ceiling over the main room also features high-res video, LED lighting and a complement of theatrical lighting and effects. LED video comprises 3,244 square feet in Drai’s.

“The design of the club is very complementary to the architecture – all the elements fit into the existing geometry as one seamless system,” says Stephen Lieberman, with SJ Lighting.

The company selected a grandMA2 full-size console for Drai’s especially for its advanced networking options. “That was a huge feature for us,” Lieberman reports. “We are outputting MA-Net, Art-Net and KiNet simultaneously, and grandMA2 does this very efficiently. We have multiple control surfaces for video, lighting, LED effects and lasers: Everything is networked through the grandMA2.”

He says that grandMA2 programming “is very fast for live operation” and its popularity in the industry means there are “a lot of available operators and programmers who are familiar with this platform.” Lieberman, who programmed Drai’s with Aron Altmark, has been an MA user for nearly 14 years. “I’m very comfortable on it. I have a show file that has everything needed as far as effects and presets.”

LiFE at SLS Hotel & Casino has positioned itself as rebelling against the “one-dimensional norm that has come to define nightlife” to offer “an unbridled celebration of sight, sound, scene and form.”

Lieberman agrees. “The blend of typical nightclub lighting with a very untraditional ‘rock ‘n roll’ style stage design give the audience a very unique environment,” he says.

High-res video covers the back walls of the club, framed by a custom moving lighting detail. Four full-color laser systems are built into the video treatment. The rear 20mm mesh LED video wall is semi-transparent and can fly in and out with several layered trusses of moving lights, strobes and audience blinders behind it.

Multiple trusses are also suspended over the dance floor with a full complement of theatrical lighting and effects. With upwards of 100 moving heads, the room shimmers with dynamic energy. Custom baffles are installed on the exterior of the truss to blend in with the ceiling. “The trusses’ larger scale as they extend over the dance floor create a ‘bowl’ style designed to embrace the space,” says Lieberman.

In addition, aerialists and performers fly on automated hoists and catwalks; moving video also encompasses the walls of the room. A total of 1,200 square feet of LED video is featured in the nightclub.

With many different technologies installed in the space – LED video, projection video, lighting, lasers, special effects – a grandMA2 full-size console was again chosen for its advanced networking options.

“The system is outputting MA-Net and Art-Net. Multiple operators come in to operate the system on any given night, so having the ability for each operator to have his own unique profile based off one main show file is a huge time saver,” Lieberman explains. He programmed the grandMA2 with Aron Altmark.

Lieberman is pleased that SJ Lighting has participated in two stand out Vegas nightclubs. “We are so honored to have been part of Drai’s, which is, to date, one of the most beautiful venues we’ve ever seen. It definitely needs to be experienced in person!”

“And LiFE is another example of how the SLS and SBE brands, some of the most influential hospitality providers in the world, are staying out in front of the curve and delivering exceptional nightlife experiences.”

About A.C.T Lighting

A leading importer and distributor of lighting products, A.C.T Lighting, Inc. strives to identify future trends and cutting-edge products, and stock, sell and support their inventory. The company provides superior customer service and value for money to all of its clients.

For more information visit www.actlighting.com

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Listen Technologies iDSP Assistive Listening System Chosen for Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue in San Francisco, California


— Listen iDSP system’s ease of installation and intuitive operation allowed integrator Pro Media / UltraSound to get the system up and running in time for the High Holy Days —

BLUFFDALE, UT — San Francisco’s Congregation Emanu-El has been northern California’s landmark Jewish synagogue, and one of the most dynamic Jewish communities in America, since its founding in 1850. Now in its third site (a gorgeous structure dedicated in 1926, at Lake Street and Arguello Boulevard), the congregation is the spiritual home of over 2,100 households. With the temple’s membership in mind, the facility recently integrated iDSP (Intelligent Digital Signal Processing) assistive listening products from Listen Technologies Corporation, the leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of assistive listening products for over 16 years. Martinez, California-based firm Pro Media / UltraSound – a leading professional A/V integrator specializing in installations as varied as Levi’s Stadium [the home of the 49ers], the de Young Museum, the Santa Clara Convention Center, the San Francisco Opera House, corporate and worship facilities of all sizes and others – worked closely with Listen personnel on the project, completed in time for the High Holy Days.

The Listen Technologies components selected for the Congregation Emanu-El installation included LT-800-072-01 Stationary RF Transmitter (72 MHz); LA-122 Universal Antenna Kit (72 and 216 MHz); LA-326 Universal Rack Mounting Kit; LR-4200-072-P1 iDSP RF Receiver Package (72 MHz); LA-304 Assistive Listening Notification Signage Kit; and LA-381-01 Intelligent 12-Unit Charging Tray.

The systems were integrated in both the synagogue’s Main Sanctuary (1640 capacity) and smaller Martin Meyer Sanctuary (350 capacity). Pro Media / UltraSound Project Lead Patrick Waller explains how this installation came about: “Congregation Emanu-El has a number of elderly congregants and others with hearing loss or impairment. There were some assistive listening systems in place, but they weren’t compatible with certain hearing aids, or were just not effective for some members. Judi Leff, Director of Operations and Office Management at Congregation Emanu-El, is a longtime customer and friend of ours, and she contacted me about upgrading their assistive listening tools, and we explored a number of options. Products from Listen Technologies immediately came to mind, but some of our ideas were not feasible right away, because the space’s marble floors prevent wiring/looping techniques. Sam Nord at Listen let us know about their iDSP products being unveiled earlier this year. Everything clicked into place for the project, and we were able to move forward immediately. Everyone at Listen was so helpful during the planning process, and the installation was seamless and efficient.”

Pro Media / UltraSound installed and commissioned the system quickly, to have everything in place in time for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, which are some of the most well-attended services of the worship year. Waller continues, “After the High Holy Days, we checked in with Judi to see how the iDSP systems had worked – she said that there were several congregants for whom it made a huge difference, and she even got an email from one who had been part of the congregation for decades, and said that this is the first time she’s been able to really hear the service in four years. And it was an easy installation – we basically got the system configured and handed it over to them. Plug and play!”

Judi Leff stated, “We are always trying to make sure we are compliant with ADA and offering the latest technology to our congregants. A more involved installation was going to cost many thousands of dollars, and as a non-profit house of worship, we were very concerned. When Pro Media / UltraSound figured out what a problem solver Listen iDSP would be, we were so excited, and our congregants were happy as well. One happy congregant emailed me: ‘I’m thrilled with the new system. It worked for me and I hope it continues. It’s the first time in about four years that I have been able to hear.’”

The iDSP line was introduced by Listen Technologies earlier this year. In developing the iDSP, Listen closely focused on the user experience and ease of dispensing, inventory management and battery management at the venue – all based on input from consultants, system integrators, venue owners and end users. The iDSP 72MHz receiver revolutionizes how an RF system works, offering precise clarity with 20 dB less hiss than other RF receivers. The integrated neck loop improves the experience for people who have hearing aids and cochlear implants with telecoils. The result is a significantly improved listening experience, including an integrated neck loop/lanyard; streamlined dispensing, collecting and care; and environmentally friendly advanced battery technology – in the smallest, lightest device of its kind.

For more information, please email sales@listentech.com.

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M3 (Music Mix Mobile) Expands Their Broadcast Mix Setup with Focusrite RedNet 6 MADI Bridge


Award-winning remote recording specialists add RedNet 6 to their workflow, based on its ability to provide a seamless interface between MADI multi-channel audio and the Dante™ audio networking protocol

Los Angeles, CA — M3 (Music Mix Mobile) is an acclaimed New Jersey/California-based remote facilities company combining the talents of award-winning production professionals and state-of-the-art audio solutions. The firm has recently expanded the setup in their mobile broadcast mix trucks with the addition of a RedNet 6 MADI Bridge from Focusrite. RedNet is Focusrite’s acclaimed range of Ethernet-networked audio interfaces, based around the industry-standard Dante™ Ethernet audio networking system.

The professionals of the acclaimed M3 firm have been awarded top industry honors, including EMMY Awards, for their work on some of the nation’s most high-profile entertainment events: the GRAMMY® Awards, The Latin GRAMMY®s, Beyoncé and Jay-Z On the Run Live from Paris, VH1 Storytellers, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, the CMA Awards and others. M3 offers superior audio solutions for capture and broadcast which transcend industry standards and continue to exceed their customers’ expectations, using state-of-the-art equipment and modern design philosophies. The RedNet 6 has been added to their equipment arsenal based on its ability to provide a flawless bridge between any Dante-enabled network and M3’s MADI-based multi-channel audio system workflow.

Joel Singer, M3 Engineer-in-Charge, stated, “In what we are doing now, connectivity options are the name of the game – what is asked of us from gig to gig can vary greatly, and it’s on us to have the right tools for the job. Dante is clearly becoming an industry standard among many professionals and facilities. With the RedNet 6 MADI interface, we are very comfortable converting a Dante signal into something that we’re more familiar with, and vice versa. It’s a flawless, all-in-one tool.”

Phil Wagner, President of Focusrite Novation Inc., stated, “M3 is the preeminent mobile broadcast mix company, responsible for capturing and mixing the audio for a high percentage of high-profile events, and we are thrilled that they have added RedNet 6 to their workflow. RedNet provides professionals with the appropriate solutions, and it is satisfying for RedNet to get the stamp of approval from M3.”

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