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Press Releases For : September 10, 2009

CHRISTIE® DIGITAL PROJECTORS TAKE CENTER STAGE AT 34TH TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL®

Christie announced that its popular DLP Cinema® projectors will be featured at select theaters hosting the 34th Toronto International Film Festival,® September 10 –19. This marks Christie’s eighth year as projection sponsor of the Festival, one of the most prestigious international film festivals in the world. Attracting thousands of Canadian and international industry delegates, the Festival’s selection of eight Christie projectors for the screening of major digital premieres marks their mutual vision for “…seeking new ways to engineer creative and cultural discovery through film.?

Remaining true to this vision, the Festival will feature the exciting, new addition of a 3D movie premiere with Christie’s industry acclaimed and most deployed digital cinema projectors, the Christie CP2000 Series. This class of projectors features Christie Brilliant3D™ technology, which provides crisp, clear and significantly brighter images for a true, digital experience.

According to Film (more…)

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ONE LUCKY WINNER AT PAL

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada – September 2009… CinequipWhite Incorporated and Lectrosonics are pleased to announce that during the PAL show this past August 23rd and 24th at the Toronto International Centre, the two companies bestowed a Lectrosonics TM400 wireless system for test and measurement on one lucky show attendee. The lucky winner was Glenn Cooper, Technical Director at the Aultsville Theatre— located on the Cornwall campus of St. Lawrence College, along the shores of the scenic St. Lawrence River in Eastern Ontario. The PAL show is Canada’s largest production technologies trade show for pro audio, lighting, video, staging, and software products. (more…)

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Digital Rapids Unveils New Features and Storage Options for TouchStream Live Streaming Appliance

September 10, 2009 — IBC 2009, Amsterdam, Stand 7.G41: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, film and web content to wider audiences — is demonstrating new enhancements for the award-winning TouchStream live video streaming appliance at the 2009 IBC Conference and Exhibition, September 11-15 in Amsterdam.

Digital Rapids TouchStream

Digital Rapids TouchStream

TouchStream delivers Digital Rapids’ renowned streaming video quality and reliability in a fully self-contained, portable appliance with unparalleled ease of use. Software controls are accessed through an intuitive touch-screen interface with integrated video monitoring, eliminating the need for laptops, keyboards, mice and separate monitors. Flexible features allow refinement of the incoming source and the addition of branding to the outgoing stream, while models supporting multiple formats — including VC-1 and H.264 compression formats for Microsoft Silverlight and Adobe Flash technologies — provide (more…)

Bowers & Wilkins Launches New Media Division October 1, 2009

Jan McNair appointed to head up new division, and follow up on success of Zeppelin Hifi Dock.

Bowers & Wilkins announces New Media Division. Offers consumers a high-quality audio experience. Jan McNair appointed to head up new division. Exciting range of New Media products to debut in next six months.

Bowers & Wilkins is pleased to announce the establishment of its New Media Division. Created to build on the success of Zeppelin, the New Media Division is headed up by Jan McNair, ex Netcom/Jabra, who will oversee the rollout of an exciting collection of new products over the next six months.

With the launch of the zeppelin two years ago, Bowers & Wilkins goal was to use its engineering and design competence to deliver best in class audio products to the new digital consumer. The creation of the New Media division will (more…)

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CLEAR-COM GREETS PLASA 09 WITH LATEST IN DIGITAL WIRELESS INTERCOMS

Company will exhibit its innovative FreeSpeak Version 2.0 and Tempest2400 systems

LONDON, UK, 10 September, 2009 ─ Clear-Com® Communication Systems, a Vitec Group brand, is bringing its latest innovations in digital wireless intercom technology to PLASA 2009 (Stand 1-J35). On tap at the show will be the newly released FreeSpeak® Version 2.0 and Tempest®2400, two groundbreaking wireless offerings aimed at ensuring that when it comes to communications for live performance and other mission-critical productions, users never have to compromise on intercom audio quality, reliability and accessibility. (more…)

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NAD Announces Automation Module with Control4 IQ for AV Receivers with Modular Design Construction

New Control Simplifies Use While Adding Home Automation Capability; Ideal for Home Theaters, Multiroom Music, Smart Lighting, Security, More

CEDIA EXPO, ATLANTA, GA, Sept. 10, 2009 — NAD Electronics, the highly regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, announces its strategic relationship with Control4, a leader in automation for the broad market, to embed control capability in NAD’s line of Modular Design Construction (MDC) AV Receivers and Processors.

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The new CM 200 Automation Module embeds the Control4® Operating System into the MDC product family enabling each component to function as the core of a Control4® smart home, controlling not only AV but lighting, climate control, security systems and much more. NAD will become a Control4 Licensee, and the CM 200 is its first product with Control4® IQ.

Developed exclusively by NAD, MDC greatly improves product performance, functionality and (more…)

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Press Releases For : September 9, 2009

Epson Adds Two High-Performance 1080P Projectors to Award-Winning Home Theater Lineup

Feature-Packed PowerLite Home Cinema 8100 and 8500 UB Offer Home Theater Enthusiasts Unsurpassed Image Quality and Affordability

ATLANTA (CEDIA Expo 2009, Booth 3353) – Sept. 8, 2009 – Epson America today announced two 1080p front projectors, the PowerLite® Home Cinema 8100 and 8500 UB, expanding its award-winning line of 3LCD™ home theater projectors. Featuring D7 technology for brilliant color and detail, and higher contrast, the Home Cinema 8100 reaches a 36,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and the Home Cinema 8500 UB achieves an unprecedented 200,000:1 . The Home Cinema 8100 and 8500 UB also offer the latest in real color reproduction capabilities for more natural and precise colors, delivering an outstanding viewing experience for home entertainment and AV enthusiasts.

With pricing of $1,599 (plus an additional $100 rebate at launch) and sub-$3,000, respectively, the Home Cinema 8100 (more…)

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Epson’s Latest 1080P Pro Cinema Projectors Bring Custom Installers High-Performing Home Theater Solutions with up to 200,000:1 Contrast Ratio

PowerLite Pro Cinema 9500 UB

PowerLite Pro Cinema 9100 and 9500 UB Offer New Levels of Image Quality, Detail and Performance

ATLANTA (CEDIA Expo 2009, Booth 3353) – Sept. 8, 2009 – Epson America today announced two native 1080p 3LCD™ home theater projectors designed for custom installers and home theater buffs, the PowerLite® Pro Cinema 9100 and 9500 UB. These projectors feature the latest 3LCD chips with D7 technology for amazing color and detail, and significantly higher contrast ratios – the Pro Cinema 9100 achieves a 36,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and the Pro Cinema 9500 UB attains an unprecedented 200,000:1 in its class . With professional-level color tools including ISF calibration and color isolation, the Pro Cinema 9100 and 9500 UB offer professional installers full-featured solutions.

Available for $2,599 and sub-$4,000 respectively, the Pro Cinema 9100 and 9500 UB offer (more…)

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127TH AES CONVENTION POSTS ECLECTIC TECHNICAL TOUR SCHEDULE

Showplace Recording, Education, Communication, Film & TV Production Facilities Plus a Rare Visit To NJ’s Historic Edison Labs

NEW YORK: Drawing from the NY area’s unparalleled variety of media-rich options, 127th AES Convention Technical Tours Chair Lou Manno has once again developed a stellar series of rare, behind-the-scenes visits. 127th Committee Chair, Agnieszka Roginska reports that this year’s program covers a particularly diverse field. “Lou Manno has a keen eye (and ear) for uncovering unique destinations guaranteed to be of great interest to AES attendees,” Roginska says. “We all benefit from his encyclopedic knowledge of New York’s pro audio community.”

The AES Technical Tour Program Includes:

Friday, Oct. 9:

11:30AM – 1:30PM
NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions: At 7500 + sq. ft. this recording studio/teaching complex currently under construction near Washington Sq. Park (more…)

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LifeSize and Advanced Media Design Announce Distribution Agreement

LifeSize and Advanced Media Design Announce Distribution Agreement

AMD to Sell LifeSize High Definition Video Communications Solutions to Its Nationwide Partner Network

AUSTIN, Tex., Sept. 9, 2009 – LifeSize Communications, Inc., the global leader in high definition video communications, and Advanced Media Design, Inc (AMD), developer of the award-winning AV-over-IP collaboration technology MediaPOINTE®, today announced its distribution agreement: AMD is now a value-added distributor for LifeSize HD video communications solutions in North America. The agreement enables AMD to resell the award-winning LifeSize HD video systems, management and infrastructure products, delivering the LifeSize superior quality of experience and industry-leading price performance to its reseller partners nationwide.
Advanced Media Design, Inc. is at the forefront of AV technology designing integrated communications solutions for businesses of all sizes. Formerly a leading valued added distributor of TANDBERG® video systems for over 10 years, AMD has now chosen LifeSize as its premier (more…)

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