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Press Releases For : September 28, 2009

Hip-Hop Artist Jay-Z Delivers The Right Beat To Fans With The AKG WMS4500 Wireless Microphone System

World-renowned hip-hop artist Jay-Z brings new flavor to his current tour by deploying the AKG WMS4500 wireless microphone system and the AKG C5900 vocal microphone for reliable and accurate audio transmission on stage. Production Manager/FOH Engineer Bryon Tate selected the AKG wireless system for its ability to capture and accurately deliver Jay-Z’s lyrics on stage.

The WMS4500 provides a wide-range of versatility in many areas such as frequency selection and diversity, efficient set-up and delivers outstanding sonic quality. “I find that my show day setups are easily adjusted inside any venue size and complexity, from the small house of blues show to heavily populated frequency areas such as large scale television events,? Tate said.

The wireless microphone system offers improved audio capabilities versatile enough to handle multiple users and multi-channel applications simultaneously. The WMS4500 is available in two new frequency bands: Band 7 and Band 8, providing (more…)

Press Releases For : September 27, 2009

Independent Studios Standardizes On Fairlight’s CC-1 Engine

One year after installing its first Fairlight Crystal Core (CC-1) system, Milwaukee-based Independent Studios has upgraded its second audio post production suite to encompass CC-1 technology, thus ensuring that projects can move seamlessly from one suite to another.

Since its formation in 1991, Independent Studios has grown from a small, one studio facility specializing in commercial music and sound design to a company handling commercials, documentaries and feature film projects for a wide variety of clients. Its facilities have also grown to include two audio suites – both equipped with Fairlight Constellation consoles – and a music studio. Video editing suites, graphics suites and a new color correction suite are also on site, and these are owned and operated by a separate company, Independent Edit.

Founding director Randy Bobo says: “We have been using Fairlight equipment since 2000, when we installed our first Prodigy 2 and QDC systems. (more…)

Press Releases For : September 25, 2009

Clear-Com’s Tempest2400 to Take a Bite of the Big Apple at AES 2009

NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 25, 2009 – Clear-Com Communication Systems, a Vitec Group brand, is pleased to announce the East Coast debut of its Tempest2400 wireless intercom system at AES 2009 (Booth 676). Tempest2400 operates in a license-free frequency band where it is fundamentally resistant to interference from other wireless devices, ensuring that communications go off without a hitch in even the most crowded RF environments. Ideal for the rental and staging market as well as live performance applications, it can be operated indoors and outdoors. (more…)

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Meridian Creates Specialty Programs for Dealer Base

Meridian Audio, widely recognized as a world-leader in high quality audio and video reproduction, has launched two specialty dealer programs to specifically target top retailers and custom integrators. The Meridian Premium Partner and Meridian Design Consultant programs seek to build a best-of-the-best sales network.

“Over the past few years, Meridian has received a boost to its marketing efforts by way of new team members, as well as luxury marketing expertise from the Richemont Group,? said Peter Wellikoff, CEO for Meridian America. “We’ve put the gained knowledge to work with the formation of these specialty dealer programs, which are targeted to excite the sales force about the brand as well as changing the mindset of premium shopping experience. Meridian’s elite sales network will be an extension of the company, and their retail spaces and demo areas will reflect the essence of the brand. This combination of appearance, rejuvenation, and (more…)

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Tributaries’® Delivers Brighter Days for Installers

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Orlando, Florida—September 2009—Tributaries®, the acknowledged leader in value-high-end connectivity for home and professional A/V systems and custom installations continues to mark its territory in the accessories category as well. Originally developed as an installation tool for the new line of T100 and T200 Power Managers, Tributaries in response to feedback from the field, is now making its LED Gooseneck Light available as a separate SKU. For retailers, Tributaries has packaged in display, making it suitable for stores.

The 12? gooseneck is designed to be plugged-in to a USB receptacle on either the front or rear panel of the T100 or T200 providing enough light to read the nomenclature on the equipment. The LED design provides a cool, long-lasting light that can be used with a laptop computer or any other USB powered device. For convenience, the gooseneck lamp is (more…)

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Avical Expands its Consulting and Calibration Service

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Los Angeles, CA — September 2009 — Avical, industry experts in video system calibration, brings their acclaimed calibration and consulting service to video system manufacturers. This service combines their extensive knowledge of video systems, gleaned from years of experience calibrating and specifying systems, and their deep understanding of consumer and dealer needs for performance and features.

Avical consulting services for manufacturers combines their two areas of expertise. Using state-of-the-art technology and industry standard testing, Avical tests each product in a non-biased lab setting, using the results and their systems knowledge to evaluate and interpret the display’s performance. Working with the manufacturer’s design and marketing teams they create a product plan to improve system performance and marketability, benchmarking performance to industry standards and providing the manufacturer with the insight to target specific needs of dealers and their clients.

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Listen Technologies Instrumental in Utah AV Week Proclamations

Cory Schaeffer of Listen Technologies, with the Utah Governor’s AV Week declaration

(September 25, 2009) Bluffdale, Utah, USA — Listen Technologies Corporation today announced that the week of October 18-24, 2009 has been proclaimed “AV Week? by both the Governor of Utah and the Salt Lake County Mayor. Both proclamations state the impact of the audiovisual industry on everyday lives, noting AV applications in architecture, medicine, government proceedings, education, entertainment and business.

“The general public may not be aware of the everyday benefits provided to them by the AV industry,? said Cory Schaeffer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Listen. “We at Listen feel that AV Week is a great way to raise awareness of our industry and to spark interest in careers in AV.? Listen has scheduled educational and entertainment events throughout the week including a webinar, an “AV Jeopardy? event (more…)

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Crestron Mobile Pro iPhone App Now Available

Crestron Mobile Pro™ Provides even Greater Whole House Control

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, September 24, 2009 – Now available for download from the iTunes® App Store, Crestron Mobile Pro™ combines the capabilities of Crestron Mobile™— to view home or office alarm status and adjust lights and room temperatures — with even greater power and flexibility for whole house control, including pre-set audio and lighting scenes, home entertainment, pool/spa and more. Both are compatible with the original iPhone, iPhone 3G and iPod touch®.

With Crestron Mobile Pro, simply tap the screen to select movies, music and TV in any room or adjust volume, light levels and room temperature with just a touch. Using the home Wi-Fi network locally or the powerful 3G and EDGE networks remotely, total control is always at your fingertips.

“Our iPhone apps harness the power of 3G and EDGE networks to put a Crestron (more…)

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L-ACOUSTICS Installed In Chongqing Grand Theatre

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JIANGBEI CITY, China – September 2009 — Located in Jiangbei City, the Chongqing Grand Theatre is home to a 1,850-capacity (Grand) and a 930-capacity (Medium) theatre. L-ACOUSTICS loudspeaker systems have been installed as part of an upgrade, supplied by Chinese distributor Rightway Audio.

The larger of the two spaces has been designed as a leading world-class venue capable of hosting opera, dance, drama, ballet, symphony and other large-scale variety shows, while the smaller theatre focuses on small and medium-size performances, such as dance, drama, modern drama, vocal performances, orchestral music, chamber music, folk music and so on. (more…)

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Press Releases For : September 24, 2009

Clear-Com Tunes Into AES 2009 With Concert Version 2.0

NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 24, 2009 – Clear-Com Communication Systems, a Vitec Group brand, is bringing the latest version of its software-based intercom solution, Clear-Com Concert Version 2.0, to AES 2009 (Booth 676). Concert V2.0 allows Concert users and those on the traditional Eclipse digital matrix system to communicate over a single network via the Internet, Local Area Network (LAN) or Wide Area Network (WAN), providing a cost-effective means of expanding a facility or venue’s intercom system without an additional hardware or infrastructure investment. (more…)

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