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Press Releases For : December 7, 2009

Cobalt Digital Releases Audio Loudness Meter

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(Urbana, IL) – With disgruntled viewers at home and in Congress, the pressure is rising for broadcasters to resolve inconsistent audio loudness and meet ATSC A/85 standards. Step one of the solution is clear: stations need accurate, intelligent measurement of loudness levels.

To meet this need, Cobalt Digital Inc. has developed the Audio Loudness Meter (OPT-SW-LM), providing broadcasters with a flexible solution for ingest or on-air loudness metering and assessment.

With true peak level detection, error tracking and logging, and an intuitive interface with touch screen control, the OPT-SW-LM ensures thorough audio level and LKFS assessment information. The software is ATSC A/85 and ITU BS.1770 compliant.

“This is just the first option in a full line of loudness processing solutions that Cobalt will introduce over the next few months,? stated Chris Shaw, Vice President of Sales.

Cobalt (more…)

L-ACOUSTICS Announces Induction Of First K System Engineers

K_System_Engineers.jpgMARCOUSSIS, France – December 2009 — L-ACOUSTICS is pleased to announce that it has awarded the status of K System Engineer (KSE) to Ulf Oeckel, Sherif El Barbari, Nick Pain, Paul Van Baasbank and Vladimir Coulibre.

The K System Engineer (KSE) is a system technician that has demonstrated the highest level of qualification and expertise in the following areas:
– Sound design and system measurement
– Extensive real world experience with L-ACOUSTICS’ V-DOSC, dV-DOSC, KUDO and K1 systems
– A complete theoretical understanding of all Wavefront Sculpture Technology-based systems
– Fluency in L-ACOUSTICS SOUNDVISION software
– Use of measurement tools (SMAART, WINMLS, MLSSA or equivalent) for system alignment and tuning
– Mastery of the LA-RAK/LA8/NETWORK MANAGER platform and DSP libraries (more…)

Bass Concert Hall Nets A Versatile L-ACOUSTICS System

bass_exterior.jpgAUSTIN, Texas – December 2009 — Flexibility is the key to running a successful concert hall that needs to accommodate both amplified and symphonic events. With that in mind, the University of Texas at Austin’s Performing Arts Center recently chose to add a new L-ACOUSTICS sound system to its 2,924-seat Bass Concert Hall. (more…)

MUSIC MIX MOBILE EMPLOYS WAVES DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

— Waves’ critically acclaimed bundles allow remote recording specialists Music Mix Mobile to take live recordings straight into post-production with all processing parameters intact, saving time and money while ensuring a great-sounding show —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, December 4, 2009 — The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 25th Anniversary Concert brought together some of the most legendary names in music, including Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, Dion, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Smokey Robinson, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Aretha Franklin, Lou Reed, Ozzy Osbourne and U2. The concerts took place over two nights, October 29th and 30th, 2009, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and on November 30th were broadcast on HBO. Creating a consistent sonic context for such a wide range of performers was the challenge faced by Music Mix Mobile, a New Jersey/California-based remote facilities company combining (more…)

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Flamingo Audio Likes the Flexibility of the EAW® NTL720 Self-Powered Line Array Loudspeaker System

Flamingo Audio1From festival concerts to corporate events, from Seattle civic events to U.S. Navy celebrations, the EAW NTL720 offers a lightweight, compact sound system solution that’s widely scalable and highly flexible

Whitinsville, MA, USA, December 3, 2009 – Flamingo Audio Owner Brad Walker comes from a music recording background, and his company still does plenty of that at their Seattle-area facility. But their real bread and butter these days comes from systems installation and live sound. As Walker puts it, “The installation work keeps us smart, and the live sound work makes us fast.? And for a company that has to cover as many categories of events as Flamingo Audio – from concerts to corporate, from government to tribal – the EAW® NTL720 Self-Powered Line Array Loudspeaker System has been a versatile solution. Walker first acquired his NTL720 (more…)

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Process, switch, warp and blend with Calibre at Integrated Systems Europe 2010

New HQView range addresses modern multi-image display needs without compromise

Bradford, UK, 7 December 2009 – Combining the power of Reon™ video processing from IDT with state-of-the-art HQV™ algorithims and expertly designed hardware and firmware from Calibre, the new HQView range of video scaler-switchers offers stunning image quality and a high degree of flexibility for corporate AV, professional and broadcast applications.

Comprising eight different compact or IU rack mountable and affordable models the HQView line-up offers the integrator a wide range of input types and configurations, ranging from component and composite/YC to 3G-SDI and with output resolution up to 1080p/WUXGA over DVI/HDMI. Customers can select between operating in low-latency or highest image-quality modes, with Picture-In-Picture (PIP), Picture-and-Picture (PAP) and Picture-on-Picture (POP) output all possible.

Commenting on the launch of HQView at ISE 2010, Tim Brooksbank, CEO of Calibre, says: “From simple format conversion at the start (more…)

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Wohler Names Diginet Distributor for Belgian Market

HAYWARD, Calif. — Dec. 7, 2009 — Wohler Technologies Inc. today announced that systems integrator Diginet will be representing Wohler monitors within the Belgian broadcast market, providing the region with complete sales and support services for the full Wohler product line of audio and video monitors. Diginet already has completed the first sale and deployment of the Wohler 3G- and Dolby®-capable monitor, the AMP1-16-3G, for Belgium’s Flemish Radio and Television Network (VRT), the public broadcasting network of the Flemish community. (more…)

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IN MEMORY OF JOHN AND SUSAN MALONEY

It is with great sadness that we report the tragic passing of former colleagues, John and Susan Maloney. The Maloney family — John, Susan, and their children Aiden and Grace — lost their lives on the night of Saturday, November 28th in an automobile accident in Sonoma County. They are survived by John’s eldest daughter, Molly. (more…)

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PPC® Selected as Vendor Partner by Digital Delivery Group

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Dec. 7, 2009 — PPC®, a leader in connector technology and innovation for more than 65 years, today announced that it has been named a vendor partner by Digital Delivery Group (DDG), the leading distribution consortium for digital-home technology. Under the agreement, DDG will distribute PPC’s entire Perfect Path™ line of cutting-edge, easy-to-use, professional-quality A/V interconnect cables, connectors, and bulk cables for in-wall installations, in addition to providing customer service and technical support. (more…)

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Incorporating AV While Preserving the Look and Ambiance of a Rocky Mountain Home

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The following information is courtesy of the 2008 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Designers’ Choice Awards. For more information on how to become a member of CEDIA, or information on its awards program please visit www.cedia.org or call (800) 669-5329.

2008 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards Entry: Best Integrated Home, Level IV: $330,000 – $355,000
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Date design began: 02-22-06
Date installation was completed: 12-01-07

FEATURE ESSAY

1. Please provide a short four to six sentence synopsis describing the project goals, special features, or nuances.

The client’s home is located near wilderness areas high in the Rocky Mountains. The natural setting and active client lifestyle dictates an engineering goal that preserves safe, seamless transitions between the picturesque landscapes, the pleasures of a restful luxurious design, and the vibrancy of multi-tasking family members. (more…)

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