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Press Releases For : August 3, 2009

AUDIO-TECHNICA NAMES LIENAU AV ASSOCIATES REP OF THE YEAR

AT 2009 Rep of the Year

STOW, OH, July 28, 2009 — Audio-Technica, a leading manufacturer of wired and wireless microphones, headphones and accessory products, has recognized Westchester, Pennsylvania-based Lienau AV Associates as its Rep of the Year for the 2009 fiscal year. Marc Lee Shannon, Audio-Technica Vice President, Sales, and Glenn Roop, Audio-Technica Director, Professional Product Sales, presented the award to Lienau Principals Eric Schwartz, Tom Macri and Chris Hutnick. Lienau AV sells Audio-Technica’s complete line of professional audio products to sound contractors and retailers in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Southern New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. (more…)

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AUDIO-TECHNICA STEREO SHOTGUN MICROPHONES FOLLOW THE TOUR DE FRANCE THROUGH EVERY TURN AND PASS

— Camera-mounted stereo shotgun microphone picked up the nuances of the most famous bicycle race in the world

— Camera operators on the back seats of five motorcycles shadowed the 2,200-mile race start to finish, creating an exciting soundbed along the way —

Tour de France

STOW, OH, July 29, 2009 — Viewers of the 2009 Tour de France saw hundreds of racers cover over 2,200 miles between July 4th and July 26th, each vying for the finish line on Paris’ Avenue des Champs-Elysées. They also heard an amazing soundscape of determined cyclists straining to climb mountains, the rattle of bicycles bunching up in the peloton and the crowds cheering them along, thanks to Audio-Technica AT835ST M-S Stereo Shotgun Microphones, mounted to the cameras on five motorcycles that cover the miles-long pack of racers. The AT835ST microphones were provided by the Societé Française de (more…)

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Middle Atlantic Leads In Technical Support With Revit Drawings

revit.jpgFairfield, NJ––Middle Atlantic Products, an innovative partner to the specification community, is the first rack manufacturer to provide BIM (Building Information Modeling) feature-rich 3D models of its racks, cabinets and enclosures in AutoDesk’s Revit platform.

Revit drawings help to identify problems resulting from objects occupying the same physical space, which in turn saves significant time and money during construction. Because of this, Revit drawings are rapidly becoming the new standard demanded by architects and consultants.

The Revit family files (.rfa) offered by Middle Atlantic Products have been optimized for use in Revit, and offer convenient features, including small file sizes and the ability to select the appropriate level of detail.

Besides Revit files, Middle Atlantic Products offers a comprehensive suite of system design resources and tools, including RackTools, a free layout and specification package that also exports to AutoCAD; Comprehensive CAD (more…)

A LEADING DEVELOPER OF GOLF SIMULATORS CHOOSES CANON REALiS MULTIMEDIA LCOS PROJECTORS TO PROVIDE HIGH DEFINITION DISPLAY SOLUTIONS

canon-realis-sx80.jpgRealistic image display is essential in simulation systems. When aboutGolf, a world leader in indoor golf simulation and analysis technology, needed a realistic image display solution they chose the superb clarity, high brightness, intricate detail, color accuracy and advanced optics of the Canon REALiS SX6, SX7, SX80 and X700 Multimedia LCOS Projectors. The high-resolution imagery displayed by Canon’s projectors enables players using aboutGolf’s simulators to get a clear feel for the shots in front of them while 3Trak, aboutGolf’s tracking technology, collects data on each shot. (more…)

HOSA TECHNOLOGY INTRODUCES PRO AUDIO WALL PLATES

hosa_wxx404mf_hi.jpgBuena Park, CA – August 2009 … Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician and audio/video professional, is pleased to announce the introduction of eighteen new pro audio wall plates. Available in both single and dual gang configurations, the new wall plates are the perfect solution for bringing order to the common challenge of “cable clutter? in today’s sophisticated production facilities. (more…)

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Hitachi Leads The Way In Networking Technology With Introduction Of CP-X3010N 3LCD Projector

– New CP-X3010N 3LCD Projector And New Software Updates Highlight Hitachi’s Leadership Position In Networking Innovation –

Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc., Business Group, continues to lead the way in providing end-users with networking capabilities with the introduction of the new CP-X3010N 3LCD projector. Hitachi addresses the growing demand for networking technology with tools that lower the total cost of ownership as a result of added convenience, security and ease of operation.

“With the CP-X3010N being the networkable counterpart to the CP-X3010, Hitachi offers networking options for projectors of all sizes and applications,? said John Glad, product manager, Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc., Business Group. “In addition, with a variety of network-related functions proprietary to Hitachi, our networking capabilities are renowned in the industry.?

The CP-X3010N offers unmatched performance and convenience, with a brightness of 3,000 lumens, a 2000:1 contrast ratio and networking capability. The CP-X3010N features (more…)

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Tackling Line-of-sight Issues in a Home Theater

lht20b.jpgThe 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 Large Home Theater, Level V: $340,000 – $465,000

LHT20

Date design began: 06-15-07
Date installation was completed: 03-01-08

FEATURE ESSAY:

1. Synopsis describing the project goals, special features, or nuances.

The challenge was to comfortably fit an audience of ten into a room with limited sight lines and provide cinema-scope movie entertainment and effortless operation. The space already existed when the integrator was brought into the project. Without being able to expand the room, careful attention was paid to line-of-sight and video projection light cone. All current movie and (more…)

Big Show Construction Management Brings Rocket Park Teaching Course To Life For New York Hall Of Science

RocketIf the concept was unusual – use engagement with a mini-golf course to teach young students about astrophysics – the challenge of making it work in the real world was equally unique. As the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows, Queens, celebrates the instant acclaim of Rocket Park Mini Golf Course, they have Big Show Construction Management’s expertise to thank for putting proof to each putt.

With actual NASA Atlas and Titan rockets standing stately guard, museum docents guide young visitors through a nine-hole putting course in which each hole represents a different aspect of astrophysics. But for the Hall of Science, mere illustration would never do. Here instead, the players work through actually physics challenges – achieving proper ‘escape velocity’ to launch a ball into ‘orbit,’ avoiding space debris, and finding the correct angle for geosynchronous orbit.

Throughout (more…)

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Press Releases For : July 31, 2009

Tributaries’® New HDMI Extender Over CAT6 Goes the Distance

V1.3 System: smaller, more affordable now available with optional repeater

Orlando, Florida—July 31, 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. The HXC6 HDMI over CAT6 Extender is another handy problem solver for today’s modern home theater systems.

The HXC6 provides a simple solution for sending an HDMI signal over distances of up to 45 meters (147 feet) virtually loss-free. Providing pure digital signal transmission and receiving, the new model is half the price and roughly a quarter the size of its predecessor, the HXC5. The HXC6’s small footprint allows it to fit easily behind flat panels or inside single-gang mudrings, offering flexible installation options so critical in custom designs. The HXC6 requires a double run of standard CAT5E or CAT6 network cabling. CAT5E will provide (more…)

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Wainhouse Research Summit Uses Revolabs High Definition Wireless Microphones

Speakers at Wainhouse Summit Wearing Revolabs MicsRevolabs, the leading provider of wireless audio products for enhancing collaboration, today announced that its Executive HD Wireless Microphone System was used as the primary microphone system at Wainhouse Research Collaboration Futures Summit held July 28th and 29th at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Considered to be the industry’s premier conferencing and collaboration event, the Wainhouse Research Summit brought leading industry experts and analysts together with business managers, IT and A/V managers, service providers, and vendors to discuss the future of voice, video and unified communications. Sponsors of the event included videoconference equipment providers, Tandberg and Lifesize, as well as major AV distributors, such as AVI/SPL and York Telecom. The presenters wore the Revolabs HD Wearable Wireless Microphone on his/her lapel, tie, or suit pocket, or on a lanyard. Several times throughout the (more…)

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