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Press Releases For : August 10, 2009

FOR-A NAMES THOMAS YUHAS NATIONAL SALES DIRECTOR

FORT LEE, NEW JERSEY — FOR-A Corporation of America, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, has hired Thomas Yuhas as National Sales Director. He will be based out of FOR-A’s East Coast office in Fort Lee, N.J.

Yuhas spent the last 28 years in a variety of sales management positions at Sony Electronics, most recently as National Account Manager in its Broadcast and Professional Division and National Sales Manager for its Security Products and Visual Imaging Group. “I’m excited to join FOR-A and work with its customers,? said Yuhas. “FOR-A is a leader in the professional AV marketplace, with its video switchers, multi-viewer display processing, frame rate conversion technology, and so much more. I look forward to sharing our solutions with broadcasters and other AV professionals.?

“We’re thrilled to have Thomas join us at FOR-A,? said (more…)

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Electronic Design Company Gives Minnetonka Arts Center a NEXO Facelift

BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Minnetonka’s Arts Center on 7 has a new look and a new speaker system thanks to Electronic Design Company (EDC) of Shoreview, Minnesota. The Minnetonka, Minnesota Performing Arts Center is located on the grounds of the high school and is a joint operation between the City of Minnetonka and Minnetonka School District 276. minnetonka-arts-center-nexo-geo-s8.jpg

The site has recently gone through a complete facelift and extensive remodeling. EDC has been in business for over 50 years and installed sound systems for the Guthrie Theatre and Children’s Theatre in Minneapolis, to name a few. They were hired to install the audio equipment for the new Minnetonka theater, and specifically, the NEXO GEO S8 system in a LCR Sub configuration. The 680-seat proscenium theater, which houses several resident performance groups including the Minnetonka Community Theatre, the Music Association of Minnetonka, and the Minnetonka High (more…)

Wisdom Audio Sage Series Electronics Gain Independent U.S. and International Certification

Wisdom Audio logoCARSON CITY, Nev., August 10, 2009 — Wisdom Audio (www.wisdomaudio.com), the leader in planar magnetic technologies, has gained product certification from TÜV SÜD America Inc. for its Sage Series line of electronics. This certification ensures that Sage Series products meet applicable electrical safety requirements in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

“We already had a tremendous amount of confidence in our electronic designs, but we wanted to go one step beyond and have them certified by an independent lab in order to provide our customers the utmost confidence in our products that self-certification just can’t yield,? explained Mark Glazier, Wisdom Audio president. “We chose TÜV SÜD because of their history and standing in the international community. TÜV SÜD’s stringent testing procedures and parameters are what we desired in order to prove our products’ ability to meet and exceed domestic and international regulations, (more…)

EMAGINE ENHANCES NEW MULTIPLEX IN MICHIGAN WITH CHRISTIE DIGITAL CINEMA PROJECTORS

Light Output and Lamp Efficiency Major Factors for Choosing Christie CP2000-ZX Projectors

Christie® announced that cinema chain Emagine Entertainment Inc. selected Christie CP2000-ZX digital cinema projectors to equip the chain’s new 10-screen theater in Woodhaven, Michigan. Voted the “Best in Michigan? by local cinema outlets, Emagine Theatres serve over two million moviegoers annually and are widely regarded as being at the forefront of technology, as well as among the finest in the markets they serve. Emagine Theatres was the first theater circuit in the country to convert all of its screens to digital projection, installing Christie DLP Cinema® projectors exclusively.

“Among the prime reasons we selected Christie digital cinema projectors were that they deliver the best light output and have the best lamp efficiency,? said David Zylstra, director of technology, Emagine Theatres. “Our decision was also based on previous experience with Christie CP2000 (more…)

SKYPE CERTIFIES CLEARONE PERSONAL SPEAKERPHONE

CHAT 60CHAT 60 delivers a high-quality, hands-free audio experience for Skype users

SALT LAKE CITY, August 10, 2009 — ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), the leading provider of high performance audio conferencing solutions, today announced the CHAT 60, a new personal speakerphone specifically designed for use with Skype™ software. The Skype Certified™ CHAT 60 is the newest of ClearOne’s award-winning personal conferencing speakerphones.

The CHAT 60 personal speakerphone easily connects to laptops or PCs via USB for natural, hands-free communication. The CHAT 60 delivers full-duplex audio for crystal-clear communication and is the perfect addition to an office or home office, providing convenient, high-quality audio for Skype users. The CHAT 60 is a very powerful audio device; yet, it is small enough to toss in with your laptop and take on the road.

“The CHAT 60 complements Skype usage and we are glad it (more…)

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New Lower JBL PRX500 Pricing Sets Unprecedented Performance-to-Value-Ratio for Powered Loudspeakers

Delivering a new level of affordability coupled with unprecedented performance, JBL is now offering its standard-setting PRX500 Series portable PA loudspeakers at a lower price, making the PRX500 Series the most powerful and high-performance system at its price point.

“With the refinement of the PRX500 Series’ pricing structure, every musician, DJ, venue and audio/video provider can experience high-performance, self-powered speaker systems with a degree of simplicity unmatched by competitive systems,? said Simon Jones, Director of Marketing for Portable PA, JBL Professional.

The PRX500 draws from JBL’s 60 years experience of the world’s leading loudspeaker engineering and Crown’s 40 years experience of designing and producing unmatched amplifiers. The fusion of these two brands truly makes the PRX500 Series much more than the sum of its parts.

The PRX500 Series includes JBL Differential Drive® transducers and state-of-the-art Crown Class D amplifiers, delivering high power and performance at (more…)

Telex brings Legacy to IFAF Junior World Championships

Canton, Ohio played host to a rare mid-summer football tournament from June 25 to July 5, when eight football teams from North America, Europe, and Japan came to the Pro Football Hall of Fame to compete for the top spot in the first ever International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Junior World Championships. To accommodate each team’s sideline-to press-box communications, Ohio-based Paladin Professional Sound provided Telex Legacy wireless intercom systems for the teams’ coaching staffs. (more…)

RIVER VALE POLICE DEPARTMENT UPGRADES SURVEILLANCE WITH JVC DIGITAL SECURITY SYSTEM

WAYNE, NJ – Law enforcement officials for the Township of River Vale, N.J., now have a better view of prisoners who enter the police station. The River Vale Police Department recently installed digital video surveillance equipment from JVC Professional Products to enhance – and eventually replace – its antiquated analog system.

With a mix of interior and exterior cameras, the department maintains watch over any area at the station where police officers and visitors would be, including the entrances, dispatch, jail, and parking lot. Before installing the JVC equipment, the station was monitored for about nine years using a variety of analog cameras managed through a 16-channel digital video multiplexer/recorder (DVMR). The new cameras and recorders utilize IP (Internet protocol) digital signals that provide cleaner, higher resolution images and more flexibility of storage and analysis.

The new equipment includes a JVC VR-N900U network video recorder, (more…)

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NAD Highlights Innovative Modular Design Construction Program for Top AV Components

Performance-Packed MDC Circuit Boards Bring Advanced Technologies, Latest Capabilities and Future-Proofing Features to Select Products

CEDIA EXPO ‘09, ATLANTA, GA, Aug. 10, 2009 — NAD Electronics, the highly regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, will showcase its a unique Modular Design Construction (MDC) program at CEDIA ’09. MDC enables dealers and installers to offer custom configurations to owners of NAD’s high-value A/V products. Owners can install one or more elements of NAD’s innovative new mechanical architecture into select NAD A/V Receivers and Preamp-Processors, or purchase new components already equipped with the MDC architecture.mdcavrweb1.jpg

Developed exclusively by NAD, MDC greatly improves products’ performance, functionality and ease of use, while protecting them against premature obsolescence. It also simplifies product servicing, and enables NAD to more quickly bring to market new “advanced technology? features. “MDC’s advantages are clear, for both consumers and our dealers,? said (more…)

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Press Releases For : August 7, 2009

Panamax/Furman Leaps to the Next Generation of Remote Power Management Control With New BlueBOLT™ Technology

PETALUMA, Calif. — Aug. 6, 2009 — Panamax/Furman is taking remote power management for A/V systems to the next level with the announcement of BlueBOLT™, a new technology providing secure, hosted IP (Internet Protocol) system control over compatible Panamax and Furman products. BlueBOLT combines a groundbreaking, intuitive interface and simple plug-and-play operation to allow custom electronics installers and integrators to conveniently monitor and control power to home theater equipment — from simple system reboots to comprehensive monitoring of power status — from anywhere in the world. (more…)

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