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Press Releases For : September 15, 2009

AKG Introduces Revolutionary CS5 Conference System At PLASA

AKG is presenting the full modular, highly flexible CS5 Conference System at PLASA this September. The CS5 is the newest conference system from AKG and acts as a complete digital solution for any and all audio conference requirements.

With the AKG CS5, users can easily design high-level conference systems complete with ID card identification. It has one, three, and five step voting, interpretations of up to 63 languages and infrared distribution of up to 7 languages. The necessary infrared components are built into the base unit, enabling direct connecting of the CS5 radiators CS5 IRT1 and 2. The CS5 BU even acts as an interface to all external devices, including: mixers, wireless microphones, recording devices, CD players and more.

“Developing this system, one of the major targets was to keep everything as easy to operate as possible,â€? said Thomas Giczy – Product Manager at AKG. “Cabling, programming, (more…)

AKG Showcase Architectural Microphone Shaped Sound Series at PLASA

Based acoustically on the classic AKG Blue Line Series, the Architectural Microphone Series (AMS) is representing itself to be the latest must-have in microphones. With a new wave of customizable possibilities in microphones, the AMS guarantees that conference rooms will never be the same again.

The AMS series allows users to customize the microphone by easily adjusting the length of the gooseneck module as well as selecting various designs for the shape of the capsule housing unit. The self-designed microphone can be personalized with any color as well as a shiny gold, chrome or a cool nickel finish for professional settings. In total, the entire microphone series are available in more than 6,840 customizable settings.

Premium studio microphones, like the AMS, are characterized by a very flat frequency response, low self-noise and a consistent polar pattern. Three precision transducers make up the series, all with different polar patterns, (more…)

Press Releases For : September 14, 2009

IFE Chooses Volicon ObserverÂŽ to Monitor Over 2,300 TV and Radio Stations to Help Assure Compliance With Election Laws

BURLINGTON, Mass. — Sept. 11, 2009 — Volicon today announced that the Federal Electoral Institute (Instituto Federal Electoral or IFE) has purchased the Volicon ObserverÂŽ digital video content monitoring and logging system for use in IFE offices throughout Mexico. The installation, which has received an award for “best alignment of technology to the business” from CIO Mexico magazine, enables IFE to monitor compliance with federal regulations concerning political advertising. (more…)

PPCÂŽ Launches Perfect Path(TM), a Complete Connectivity Solution for the Retail and Custom Installation A/V Markets

ATLANTA — Sept. 11, 2009 — At CEDIA EXPO 2009 today, PPCÂŽ launched its Perfect Path(TM) line of products, which for the first time brings to custom installers and retail A/V customers the company’s cutting-edge, easy-to-use, professional-quality connector technology. In addition to these technologies which are used by cable systems and satellite networks around the world, the Perfect Path lineup will include a new line of audio/video interconnect cables with true locking HDMI and RCA connectors, and bulk cable solutions for in-wall wiring. (more…)

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WORKSHOPS & TUTORIALS DRIVE 127th AES CONVENTION

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Beyond MP3; Blu-Ray; Pimp Your Mix & Haydn’s Bicentenary

NEW YORK: In an atmosphere charged with new ideas and bristling with the introduction of revolutionary and evolutionary technologies, AES Convention Workshops and Tutorials cover an extremely broad agenda. “Balancing an advanced Workshops’ program with more fundamental Tutorial presentations is a demanding challenge,” remarks 127th AES Convention Committee Chair Agnieszka Roginska. “As an educator (U Mass. Lowell), author, engineer, and producer, Workshop & Tutorials Chair Alex Case has drawn from his vast reservoir of industry knowledge and sources to develop a singularly broad and ambitious program.”

Highlights of the twenty-two Workshop and seven Tutorial presentations include:

1080P and MP3: We Got the Picture. What Happened to the Sound? Chair, Michael Fremer and a panel that includes John Atkinson, Stereophile; Steve Berkowitz, Sony / BMG; Greg Calbi, Sterling Sound; Alan (more…)

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RTI Dealers Win Big at CEDIA EXPO Asia Pacific 2009 With Five Electronic LifestylesÂŽ Awards

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Sept. 2, 2009 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), a leading manufacturer of professional-grade, integrator-friendly control solutions, today announced that several of its dealers were honored with the prestigious CEDIA Electronic LifestylesÂŽ Award at CEDIA EXPO Asia Pacific 2009 held in Sydney, Australia. Five of the 12 winning installation projects featured RTI control solutions, the most of any control system manufacturer. (more…)

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The End of an Era: RTcom USA’s Enhanced Digital Extender Line of HDMI Matrix Routers Solves Most Common Problem in Installed HDMI Video Systems

SPARTA, N.J. ― Sept. 2, 2009 ― RTcom USA, Inc., a provider of digital connectivity solutions for professional and consumer A/V systems, today announced that it has enhanced its Digital Extender line of high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) matrix routers by adding an extended display identification data (EDID) mode select function. The increased functionality of the HS-66M Plus and HS-88M Plus solves the most common problem in installed HDMI video systems today: a source being able to output only one format at a time. In installations with a mix of component formats, they will all receive the format of the lowest-resolution display. The EDID mode select function corrects this issue by allowing users to choose the most appropriate EDID to ensure compatibility with all devices connected to the switchers’ outputs. (more…)

Compix Launches CompixMOS 2.0 to Enable More Efficient and Affordable Newsroom MOS Functionality

IRVINE, Calif. — Sept. 3, 2009 — Compix, a leading developer of professional-quality character generators (CGs), announced today the launch of CompixMOS 2.0, an easy-to-use MOS interface for advanced newsroom integration of content from online play-to-air broadcast graphics systems. CompixMOS 2.0 will be demonstrated for the first time at IBC2009 in Amsterdam at stand 8.A98. (more…)

New Subcompact System Extends JBL Professional’s Industry-Leading VERTEC® Line Array Series

The VT4886 passive line array element and VT4883 cardioid-arrayable subwoofer are specifically designed for standalone use or integration with other existing VERTEC models.

LONDON, England – Delivering a very high degree of output and predictable coverage capabilities in an extremely compact package, JBL Professional is introducing the smallest system enclosures in the VERTEC® product family, the VT4886 passive 3-way high-directivity line array element and its companion VT4883 cardioid-arrayable subwoofer. Incorporating innovative acoustical technologies and purpose-built transducers, they are specifically designed for standalone use or in conjunction with other existing VERTEC models.

A Variety of Applications

Designed to be one of the most versatile tools in a portable sound rental company’s inventory, the new VT4886 and VT4883 subcompact models are suitable for use in a broad range of suspended-array, ground-based and fill speaker applications, with a comprehensive range of array and suspension accessories planned for the new system. (more…)

JBL Professional Offers Unique Combination of High Design, 70V/100V Transformer And Weather Resistance In ControlÂŽ CRV Loudspeaker

Providing remarkable versatility for a broad scope of applications, JBL Professional is showcasing the ControlÂŽ CRV loudspeaker at PLASA 2009. The Control CRV offers numerous mounting options and a wide range of configurations, providing an endless variety of solutions in terms of coverage, appearance and mounting.

Immediately noticeable is the Control CRV’s unique, contemporary, quarter-round design that makes a modern design statement, adding to any venue’s visual aesthetics in either a wall-mounted or corner-mounted configuration. In addition, this sleek appearance serves a notable functional purpose, as the Control CRV is combinable into half-round, three-quarter-round or a full, 360-degree round arc cluster that is suspendable from the ceiling via a fan pole assembly. A single Control CRV mounted at a wall-wall or wall-ceiling junction physically curves across the junction, acoustically coupling with the adjacent surfaces, widening the sound field, and producing an increased sense of sonic spaciousness.

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