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Press Releases For : December 4, 2009

DANLEY STEPS UP TO THE PLATE AT TURNER FIELD

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA: Poised for a future playoff berth with a hopeful mixture of youth and experience, the Atlanta Braves finished the 2009 season with a respectable record and much to look forward to. But for Turner Field, built originally for the 1996 Olympics and the club’s home ever since, 2009 marked the transition from possession of a dated sound system to possession of arguably the best system in major league baseball. Assailed by the elements, the old loudspeakers were showing signs of age, replaced by over four-hundred Danley loudspeakers with full weatherproofing, as well as customized rigging and coverage patterns to fit perfectly in the old speakers’ places. Not only did Danley deliver extensive customization, it did so within an extremely short timeframe.

The original equipment had been in place for thirteen years and the loudspeakers were beginning to deteriorate. The Braves (more…)

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THREE API 1608s FEATURED IN NASHVILLE’S BLACKBIRD STUDIO

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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: Blackbird Studio in Nashville houses one of the finest collections of recording equipment anywhere, including an impressive assortment of API analog mixing consoles. Having already installed a 48-channel API Legacy Plus featuring 96 inputs in Studio B, and the largest API Legacy Plus console ever built – with 96 channels and 192 inputs – in Studio D, Blackbird has opened its brand new Studio H with an API 1608 discrete analog console.

The API console in Studio H joins two other API 1608 desks on the premises, according to Vance Powell, Blackbird’s Grammy-winning Chief Engineer. “We have three API 1608s, and two 16-channel expanders,” he explains. “One of the 1608s, with a 16-channel expander, is installed in Studio E. Another 1608 is in our new room, Studio H, an overdub/edit/mix suite. The 1608 is the centerpiece of that room for (more…)

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BEXEL TEAMS UP WITH XOS TECHNOLOGIES TO BOOST ONSITE PRODUCTION CAPABILITIES FOR COLLEGE SPORTS BROADCASTS

Partnership Combines 40 Years of Experience for Complete Broadcast Solutions

BURBANK, CALIFORNIA, DECEMBER 4, 2009 – Bexel, a unit of The Vitec Group’s Services Division, and XOS Technologies, Inc., a leader in digital sports media, are pleased to announce a collaborative partnership designed to provide enhanced production solutions to the collegiate sports industry. With a combined 40 years of industry experience, this newly created alliance, will offer comprehensive solutions designed to accommodate clients’ needs in today’s increasingly complex broadcasting environment. (more…)

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Premier Mounts Introduces All-Inclusive HDTV Installation Kit

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ANAHEIM, CALIF. (Dec. 4, 2009) – According to the Consumer Electronics Association, this year there will be as many as 97 million high-definition television (HDTV) capable households in the U.S. As consumer adoption of HDTV grows, so does the demand for dependable, easy-to-install flat-panel mounts and hassle-free accessories.

Addressing the need for an all-in-one installation solution, Premier Mounts (www.mounts.com), a leader in mounting solutions for A/V technology, has developed two HDTV Installation Kits (AVKLF3752 and AVKLF2637). (more…)

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Vibrant Design’s Christopher Landy Lights Up 15th Annual “Comics Come Home? Benefit Hosted by Denis Leary

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Production designer Tom Lenz of 513 invited Christopher Landy of Brooklyn-based Vibrant Design LLC to have fun for a good cause when he suggested the lighting designer work on America’s longest-running comedy benefit, “Comics Come Home,” which marked its 15th anniversary at Boston University’s Agganis Arena on November 7.

Hosted by Denis Leary, the comedy show benefits The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care and The Neely Cancer Fund. This year’s performers included Bill Burr, Lenny Clarke, Adam Ferrara, Kenny Rogerson, Jeffrey Ross, Jimmy Fallon, Whitney Cummings, and Tony V.

“Tom (Lenz) has been production designer for ‘Comics Come Home’ for the last four or five years,” says Landy. “Tom and I have been doing more and more shows with a strong emphasis on LED screens with content being a strong design element.”

“Since this was the show’s (more…)

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Press Releases For : December 3, 2009

SOUND ASSOCIATES NAMES SENNHEISER AND SYMETRIX NEW BROADWAY BABIES

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK: As one of the three major players in theater sound in the US, Sound Associates has provided sound reinforcement support and rentals to Broadway for over sixty years. At any given time, some twenty shows are using the company’s equipment, which includes over 4,000 channels of high-end Sennheiser wireless transmitters and receivers. For what amounts to hundreds of thousands of dollars of wireless channels per show in the most demanding theatrical applications on the planet, Sound Associates provides open-architecture SymNet DSP units that have been customized to provide real-time audio monitoring from up to four locations using AMX touch-panel interfaces.

Sound Associates provides audio for shows that typically require between thirty and seventy channels of Sennheiser wireless. The company combines various lavalier microphones with Sennheiser SK 5212 body pack transmitters and Sennheiser’s new 3732 receivers. “Sennheiser has a (more…)

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Ashly Processors and Amps Help Boston Landmark Improve Sound, Save Energy, and Save the Planet

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS: Because it has retained the charm and luxury of its Roaring Twenties heritage, The Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers was inducted as a member of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America. In addition to its upscale accommodations, the Park Plaza is well-known for its six ballrooms: the very large Imperial and Plaza ballrooms, and the smaller (but still large by other’s standards) Georgian, Arlington, Berkeley, and Clarendon ballrooms. The Park Plaza is thus a prized location for meetings and parties of all kinds.

But behind the scenes, the hotel was growing increasingly frustrated with the audio system that served the ballrooms. A pair of seven-foot racks housed enough power amps to fry a dozen eggs while idling, and their opaque user controls flummoxed even the most audio-savvy hotel staff. At its root, there was no core control and no (more…)

MULTI-TALENTED MUSICIAN AND PRODUCER FRANCIS DUNNERY RELIES ON THE METRIC HALO 2882 FOR ALL THINGS AUDIO

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HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK: Founder of 1980s English progressive rock sensation, It Bites, Francis Dunnery has maintained a busy schedule of solo work, production, and engineering in the nearly two decades since It Bites dissolved. Regular touring and recording with Robert Plant Lauryn Hill, Ian Brown, Carlos Santana and the creation of his own Aquarian Nation record label to “help support and maintain artistic integrity” have cemented Dunnery’s position as a venerated member of the musical intelligencia, in both the UK and America. His recently released album, “There’s a Whole New World Out There,” is a clever reworking of his favorite material from his early years. Like everything Dunnery has worked on in the past two years, the new album was recorded entirely through a Metric Halo 2882 converter and interface. Metric Halo has a sound that he has never been able to (more…)

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DANLEY TH-MINI SUBS CITED AS THE CINDERELLA LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEM AT BUTLER UNIVERSITY’S HINKLE FIELDHOUSE

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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – OCTOBER 2009: Butler University’s Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis is the antithesis of the modern NBA showplace. It’s gritty. It’s not air-conditioned. The seats, or rather bleachers, are uncomfortable at best. But with an 80-year history at the epicenter of both high school and college basketball in a state that is practically synonymous with the sport, Hinkle is very well-loved. In fact, it is the architectural inspiration for both Conseco Fieldhouse (Indiana Pacers) and Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis Colts). The spirit of aspiration that is so bound up with Indiana basketball was documented in the film “Hoosiers,” the climax of which was filmed in Hinkle and recounts an epic underdog story that actually unfolded at Hinkle in 1954.

But age and grit of the Hinkle variety, though they may warm the heart of a true fan, seldom come with good, (more…)

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Planar Begins Shipping Revolutionary Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System

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BEAVERTON, Ore., November 30, 2009 — Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR), a worldwide leader in specialty display solutions, today announced availability of Planar’s Clarity Matrix™ LCD Video Wall System designed to deliver outstanding tiled visual performance and uninterrupted operation for digital signage and control room applications. The unique features of the Clarity Matrix support the company’s current strategy to expand its display offerings into the very large, and fast growing market for digital signage, including applications in retail, sports arenas, hospitality venues and airports. The Matrix™ LCD Video Wall System enables companies, to use large, attention-grabbing, dynamic displays to market and communicate with its customers and patrons.

Outstanding Visual Performance
Traditionally the flat displays used in digital signage applications, including retail, transportation stations and sports/public venues, have larger bezels that can obstruct portions of on-screen content and disrupt (more…)

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