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Press Releases For : December 10, 2009

Pixled LED Video Products at LDI2009

The Pixled booth at LDI2009 Pixled, a company offering an unprecedented lightweight LED video product which has already been embraced by designers from a variety of industries, found the recent LDI show an ideal venue to introduce the product range to even more clients. Pixled spoke with designers and specifiers from a wide range of applications including touring; television; live events; and (more…)

Yamaha PM1D Console for American Idiot’s FOHE Dignazio

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯With sound design by Brian Ronan, the Berkeley (CA) Repertory’s 600-seat Roda Theatre hosted the world premiere of Green Day’s production adaptation of American Idiot. The show sold out its original run and continued to break records as the top grossing show in the Theatre’s 41-year history.

Green Day won two Grammys – Best Rock Album and Record of the Year – for its multi-platinum CD, American Idiot, which sold more than 12 million copies worldwide. The band brought the explosive album to the stage with Tony Award- winner Michael Mayer, director of Spring Awakening. American Idiot follows working-class characters from the San Francisco Bay Area suburbs to the city and on to the Middle East. The production, which is headed for Broadway, includes every song from the album, as well as several (more…)

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TV Magic Names Benito Behar Vice President of Sales

SAN DIEGO — Dec. 10, 2009 — Broadcast systems integrator TV Magic today announced the appointment of Benito Behar as the company’s vice president of sales. Behar has worked with TV Magic for more than two years, most recently serving as vice president of business development for Latin America, a role in which he oversaw significant growth of the company’s business in Mexico and other Latin American markets. In his new role, Behar will be responsible for sales across the company and its San Diego and Los Angeles offices. Behar will be based out of the company’s headquarters in San Diego. (more…)

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ACADEMY OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC RELIES ON SSL AWS 900+ SE AND MATRIX CONSOLES FOR NEW DEGREE PROGRAM

SSL Consoles and Outboard Equipment Provide Real World Experience for Students

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Since September 2009, the new Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) has been offering an Associate of Applied Science degree in Music Production. Classes are being taught in the brand new SSL Teaching Studio, featuring an AWS 900+ SE console, and the SSL Mix/Edit Suite, featuring a Matrix console. Both rooms are also equipped with SSL AlphaLink audio format converters, Delta-Link Pro Tools HD® to MADI interfaces and Duende Mini units. The Matirx system also includes two XLogic X-Racks loaded with analogue processing modules. (more…)

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Christie High-Performance Projectors Power Video Walls Of Mexico City’s New Security & Surveillance Facility

Christie high performance rear tiling projection systems are the high-tech “face? of Mexico’s new, state-of-the-art security and surveillance facility. A total of 80 Christie DLV1400-DX 3-Chip DLP® projectors are powering the control room video walls of the massive Federal Police Intelligence Center of the Public Security Secretariat, the sophisticated “eyes and ears? of Mexico’s most ambitious effort to centralize intelligence gathering for the government. An ultra-modern showcase that reflects the government’s commitment to national security, the center more than quadruples the country’s intelligence capabilities. It is the largest government security installation in the world utilizing high-level performance display equipment.

With the control room serving as the focal point for intelligence gathering, Christie systems will help Mexico’s Federal Police keep an eye on the country’s vital infrastructure. The 80 projection modules are configured on 4 video walls, each approximately 65 feet (20 m) wide (more…)

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Aaudio Imports Introduces The Tube MK11 Audio Preamplifier by Einstein of Germany

Stylish 19-Tube Preamp Ingeniously Lets Users Select Input Tubes For Each Audio Source; Only One in the World to Do So

CES 2010, LAS VEGAS, Dec. 10, 2009 — Einstein Audio Components, a leading German designer and manufacturer of premium audio components, introduces into the U.S. market The Tube MKII Balanced Audio Preamplifier at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show, beginning in January.

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The Tube MKII represents a new concept employing proprietary new ideas and circuitry that help it stand apart from other preamplifiers. Fully balanced, it features a true dual-differential dual-mono design. It’s lifelike presentation is clear, musical, and filled with the details that help listeners capture the spirit of musical performances, and experience music as artists intend it to be experienced.

The Tube is an exceptionally quiet and neutral-sounding preamplifier capable of ultra-quiet operation, explosive dynamics (more…)

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Atlona Technologies is excited to announce their attendance at the upcoming CES 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Atlona Technologies, leading solutions based manufacturer of Audio Video accessories, is excited to be attending the Consumer Electronic Show January 7-10, 2010. CES is one of the largest technological Tradeshows in the world, featuring over 2700 exhibitors. This year Atlona is once again part of the prestigious list of exhibitors in attendance. Atlona will be highlighting their innovative additions to their product lines in the South Hall at booth number 21813. Such products to be highlighted including the revolutionary HDAiR, the PC to Computer Monitor/HDTV wireless adapter with audio and the DP200, which is the world’s only HDCP Compliant USB-Powered DVI to MiniDisplay port converters made especially for connecting old Mac’s to the newer displays such as the 24? Mac Cinema screen.
CES is known for launching amazing new products every year and Atlona will be there among the ranks of companies and list of superior products that are (more…)

CANON U.S.A.’s REALiS SX7 MULTIMEDIA LCOS PROJECTORS PROVIDES VERSATILE DISPLAY SOLUTION FOR ARC SCIENCE SIMULATIONS’ OmniGlobe®

Large globes illustrated with the continents, countries, and oceans of the world have long been a popular and familiar sight in museums and libraries. The high-tech OmniGlobe can display many different kinds of images of the surface of the earth, as well as the moon, the sun, and other planets. When manufacturer ARC Science Simulations needed a projector to integrate into this advanced digital spherical display, it chose the REALiS SX7 Multimedia LCOS Projector from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging. (more…)

RAS Audio Services uses SADiE on CBBC’s ‘Prank Patrol’

Manchester-based RAS Audio Services has highlighted the power and flexibility of the SADiE PCM8 for television audio production by using it on the forthcoming third series of CBBC’s extremely successful ‘Prank Patrol’.

Produced by Bakermedia in Manchester and scheduled to air from January on BBC2 on Saturday mornings, the 10×30 ‘Prank Patrol’ follows the team of Barney and the Ninjas as they play elaborate pranks on viewers’ unsuspecting friends and family. Mummies come to life, aliens land, robots bust through walls…all of which is a far cry from RAS Audio Services’ core business of recording brass bands, choirs and chamber music.

“I used to work for Bakermedia’s MD a few years ago at another facility house, now defunct, and having re-established contact I was asked if I’d like to do the audio post for the forthcoming third series,? explains RAS’s Richard Scott.

The combination of Richard’s experience (more…)

AVI-SPL Achieves InfoComm International Diamond AVSP Level Designation for Second Consecutive Year

Leading audio and video communications solution provider AVI-SPL today announced that it has qualified as an InfoComm International Diamond AudioVisual Solutions Provider (AVSP). This designation recognizes that a percentage of the company’s sales, customer service and technical staff have achieved and maintained individual InfoComm Certification and have completed relevant coursework from the InfoComm Academy.
InfoComm awards individual Certification to audiovisual professionals who have demonstrated knowledge and comprehension of the science and technology used in communications including audio, video, display and systems. Technicians, engineers, designers, salespeople, customer service personnel, managers and executives are eligible to take the individual certification test. (more…)

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