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Press Releases For : September 17, 2009

SKYPE CERTIFIES THE CHAT 160 GROUP SPEAKERPHONE FROM CLEARONE

The CHAT 160 delivers a high-quality, hands-free audio experience for individuals or groups using Skype.

SALT LAKE CITY, September 17, 2009 ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), the leading provider of high performance audio conferencing solutions, today announced the CHAT 160, a new group speakerphone specifically designed for use with Skype™ software. The Skype Certified™ CHAT 160 is the newest in a growing family of award-winning USB speakerphones from ClearOne.

The CHAT 160 group speakerphone easily connects to laptops or PCs via USB for natural, hands-free communication for anyone using Skype. The CHAT 160 is a powerful full-duplex device that delivers crystal-clear audio for voice and video communication. The CHAT 160’s sleek industrial design complements any professional environment, making it the perfect addition to any executive office or small conference room. Designed specifically for small group conferencing, the CHAT 160 has three sensitive microphones, providing 360° pickup for (more…)

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Oakley Selects Furman’s PL-PRO DMC E for ‘Rolling O Labs’ European Tour

PETALUMA, Calif. — Sept. 17, 2009 — Furman, a world-leading provider of power management solutions, today announced that its PL-PRO DMC E power management/light module is being utilized by Oakley, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance sunglasses and apparel, to protect sensitive A/V equipment in the company’s “Rolling O Labs” in Europe. Part of Oakley’s High Definition Optics® (HDO) demo tour, the “Rolling O Labs” are self-contained, 40-foot trailers taken by Oakley to sporting events to provide public demonstrations of their product development and test procedures. (more…)

Press Releases For : September 16, 2009

Epson Announces Ultra-Bright, Ultra-Portable Projector for Under $1,000

PowerLite 1716 Delivers Ease of Use, Versatility, Affordability, and Performance in Sub Four-Pound Package for On-The-Go Professionals

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Sept. 15, 2009 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide , today introduced the PowerLite 1716, the latest addition to its PowerLite 1700-series mobile projector line. Priced at $999 (estimated street price), the PowerLite 1716 is a sub-four pound multimedia projector that offers a range of ease of use capabilities, XGA resolution and 2,700 lumens color light output and white light output for rich, colorful and true-to-life images in virtually any setting. (more…)

ENGINEER CHRIS “SULLY” SULLIVAN RELIES ON AN AVIOM PRO64® DIGITAL SNAKE FOR LUKE BRYAN TOUR

High Fidelity Digital Snake Allows for Quick and Efficient Setup and Teardown

MANHEIM, PA, SEPTEMBER 16, 2009 – Rising country star Luke Bryan’s current tour setup includes an Aviom Pro64® digital snake (PLASA Booth 1-F4) that simplifies setup and teardown for engineer Chris “Sully? Sullivan. The ease with which the Pro64 digital snake can be configured and reconfigured and the flexibility of the system architecture allows Sullivan to provide digital input and output points from anywhere in the physical setup to accommodate any front of house, broadcast or monitor deployment. All the pieces in the system are connected by a single run of Cat-5, allowing setup and strike to be accomplished in a matter of minutes, providing the next act taking the stage with time to spare. (more…)

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NSCA University™ Names 2009 Educator, Instructors of the Year

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Students gain valuable knowledge from University courses

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, September 16, 2009 — Peter Mapp of Peter Mapp Associates has been named the 2009 NSCA University Educator of the Year. Mapp received NSCA’s top education honor based on student feedback from his course “Optimizing and Measuring the Intelligibility of Sound Systems,? taught during NSCA University at InfoComm 09. (more…)

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Rotel introduces two new components with Internet Radio and Streaming Media support

North Reading, MA—September 2009—For nearly fifty years, home electronics manufacturer Rotel has been known globally for creating components that deliver top-notch audio and video performance, at affordable prices. Joining the critically acclaimed 15 Series, Rotel has unveiled two new audio components that provide even more entertainment options with the addition of Internet Radio and streaming media capability. (more…)

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SOLID STATE LOGIC ANNOUNCES ENHANCED FINAL CUT PRO INTEGRATION FOR GRAVITY

SSL Media Import/Export Plug-In Improves Workflow for Final Cut Workgroups and End Users

NEW YORK – Solid State Logic is pleased to announce a new Final Cut Pro® media import/export plug-in for the Gravity Media Asset Management system. The plug-in streamlines Apple Final Cut users import and export functions to and from Gravity’s shared storage. The plug-in is designed to further integrate Gravity’s media asset capabilities with Final Cut workgroups and end users. (more…)

Waterfall Audio Introduces Hurricane Evo Ultra Flat Range Glass Loudspeakers

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Carcès, France—Cedia Expo 2009—French loudspeaker manufacturer Waterfall Audio—the company that recently introduced its dramatic floorstanding glass speakers to the U.S. audio marketplace—has unveiled its latest creation, the breathtakingly different Ultra Flat Line. (more…)

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Professional Audio Design (PAD) Drives Sales Initiatives in Northeast with Appointment of Joe Clapp

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Boston, MA, September 16, 2009–Professional Audio Design (PAD) announced that it has hired veteran Boston-based engineer Joe Clapp as sales engineer/sales consultant. In his new role, Clapp will be responsible for driving Northeastern territory sales while assisting the rest of the PAD team in its international sales and other initiatives. Mr. Clapp will report directly to Dave Malekpour, President of PAD in the newly created position.


Clapp is an accomplished engineer and former owner of Boston-based Ultrasound Productions. As a producer/engineer, Clapp’s production and engineering credits include hundreds of Boston area bands, the Ultrasound Music Library and a track from an upcoming Sylvester Stallone film. The depth of his expertise as a user of high-end audio equipment makes him a perfect asset to the PAD team, which prides itself on its outstanding integration, support and maintenance capabilities.  (more…)

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AES PLATINUM PANELS FEATURE ARTISTS ON BOTH SIDES NOW

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The Album As An Art Form – The Artist’s Perspective – Tips, Tricks & Tales

NEW YORK: Artists on both sides of the control room window will participate in the AES 127th Convention Platinum Panels. Set for Oct. 9-12 at NY’s Javits Center, the event will attract thousands of industry professionals. This year, in a departure from previous Platinum panel formats, Chair Paul Verna is adding a performers’ perspective to the mix. In addition, the Platinum Mastering panel will focus exclusively on landmark recordings. A former journalist for Billboard and Mix Magazine, Verna is co-author of The Encyclopedia of Record Producers, and a senior entertainment analyst with eMarketer. (more…)

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