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Press Releases For : September 14, 2009

Extron Annotator Now Shipping

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Annotator, a high performance, hardware-based annotation processor for video and computer-video sources. The Annotator features an intuitive graphical user interface that allows the presenter to draw, point, or add text to electronic presentation materials using a touchscreen and/or a keyboard and mouse. An integrated, seven input multi-format presentation switcher supports all common analog and digital A/V signal types. Three standard outputs are provided, including RGB, VGA, and Extron MTP – Mini Twisted Pair, with high performance scaling up to 1920×1200 and HDTV 1080p. For ease of integration, a configurable fourth output is provided for use with optional DVI, HD-SDI, or scan converter output boards. The Annotator is ideal for use in any A/V presentation application that requires the overlay of graphic and text elements for emphasis. (more…)

President Obama Heard Loud And Clear With L-ACOUSTICS

obama_navistar_2.jpgWAKARUSA, Indiana – September 2009 — When it comes to intelligibility requirements, very few, if any, productions are likely more demanding than providing a PA system for the White House Communications Agency. With that in mind, when US President Barack Obama recently spoke to a crowd of employees, political dignitaries and members of the press at the Navistar/Monaco Coach plant in Wakarusa, IN, Cincinnati-based production company Loud & Clear chose to deploy a small yet highly effective L-ACOUSTICS loudspeaker system. (more…)

MULTIDYNE INTRODUCES COMMS-2000 TWO WIRE TO FOUR WIRE INTERCOM INTERFACE TO THE EUROPEAN MARKET AT IBC 2009

Clear-Com® and RTS® Two- To- Four Wire Intercom Bridge

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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Systems, a premier provider of fiber optic-based video and audio transport and routing solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, introduces the COMMS-2000 Two Wire to Four Wire Intercom Interface to its European customers at IBC 2009 (Stand 2.A54).

The COMMS-2000 interface allows for the conversion of a single channel of standard or TW party-line intercom to four-wire audio, while also converting call signals to RS-422 data. It also offers the capability to convert the signal back to its original form. The resulting audio and RS-422 data from the COMMS-2000 can then be sent to a Clear-Com Matrix port, fiber optic converter such as the MultiDyne Fiber-Comms or connected to another COMMS-2000 over twisted-pair cable such as CAT-5E. With its excellent hybrid (more…)

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Harkness Screens Names Jeff Samitt, Group Director, Sales & Marketing

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FREDERICKSBURG, VA – Harkness Screens, the world’s leading manufacturer of projection screens for cinema applications, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Samitt as Group Director, Sales & Marketing. In his new position, Samitt will create integrated marketing programs, build strategic customer relationships, initiate industry partnerships and develop new products and markets. (more…)

The Legendary Soundcraft Notepad Series Returns At PLASA 2009

Soundcraft is releasing a new range of small multipurpose mixers, some with integral digital FX, bearing the name of the now-legendary Notepad series. The new Notepad 102, 124 and 124 FX models boast Soundcraft audio performance with the acclaimed GB30 mic preamp and EQ technology in a highly compact and solid chassis.

Each 124 model has four mono mic/line inputs while the Notepad 102 has two mono mic/line inputs. All models boast four stereo line inputs, and suit a very wide range of applications where simple yet high-quality mixing is required, such as in home recording, small band/cabaret PA systems, AV presentation systems, small broadcast edit suites, educational environments and general contracting.

The Notepad 124FX also has an integral digital effects processor which has a feed from every input and over 100 effects, including a pink noise and test setting. The FX control can also be used to (more…)

New Software For Soundcraft Vi Series Brings Real Power To The User

With the Soundcraft Vi Series winning new friends daily, it’s not surprising that Soundcraft continues to develop this outstanding digital console with new features and facilities.

The main feature introduced in V4.0 is user-configurable fader layers. This allows an engineer to map out his own channels on any of 3 user layers so that a combination of different inputs can be placed on one layer, as opposed to the standard set of sequential channels on the 3 fixed layers. This allows, for example, the main vocalist mics to be programmed to appear in the same location on every layer, so they are always accessible, or bringing other essential channels closer to a central operating position. The 5 main output fader layers may also be customised in a similar way, meaning, for example, that 8 stereo aux masters can be used on one layer for instant access to multiple in-ear (more…)

Three, Two, One, Go! Soundcraft’s New Si1 Digital Console Expands Si Series Range

Today at PLASA 2009, a third member joins the very successful Si Series family—the even more compact Soundcraft Si1 digital live sound console.

In just nine months, Soundcraft has now launched three models in this range, picking up no less than five industry awards in that time commending the Si console on its ease of use and simplifying the transition from analogue to digital.

The new Si1 has a very compact footprint of just 1200mm width, meaning it fits nicely into space-restricted areas such as theatres, small venues, and Houses of Worship, and of course comes at an extremely competitive price.

As standard the Si1 has 32 mic inputs mapped on 16 faders, and with four dedicated Stereo Line channels, four dedicated FX Returns from the four stereo Lexicon FX processors can mix up to 48 inputs. Eight balanced insert sends and returns are provided, along with (more…)

dbx® Launches New Flagship SC 64 (System Core) and SC 32 Digital Matrix Processors

dbx® Professional Products, a Salt Lake City-based manufacturer of professional signal processing products and a division of the Harman International Company (NYSE-HAR), is introducing the new SC 64 (System Core) and SC 32 Digital Matrix Processors. These flagship processors feature intuitive Wizard-driven system configuration using Harman HiQnet™ System Architect, for unprecedented DSP power and routing flexibility, making it the ideal foundation for even the most demanding systems.

The SC 64 and SC 32 host a total of 64 and 32 analog I/O respectively, configurable in banks of eight. The flexibility of eight analog input cards and eight analog output cards easily facilitates many different fully loaded configurations, accommodating a wide range of standard sources via the onboard mic/line and Phantom Power switching per input. Two high-speed option slots on the SC 64 and one high-speed option slot on the SC 32 also provide an interface for adding forthcoming high (more…)

dbx ® Introduces New DriveRack® PA+ For Enhanced Speaker Management

dbx® Professional Products, a Salt Lake City-based manufacturer of professional audio signal processing products and a division of Harman International, has introduced the new DriveRack® PA+, a complete loudspeaker management system that provides state-of-the-art audio signal processing and an intuitive user interface.

The DriveRack PA+ is the next generation of the world’s best-selling loudspeaker management system, the DriveRack PA. The original DriveRack PA, known for setting the standard for complete speaker management, has given thousands of users an easier way to make their speaker systems sound better than they ever imagined. The new PA+ builds on this strong reputation by staying true to its predecessor while providing more great features and improved functionality.

The DriveRack PA+ includes a new, updated library of stored speaker and amplifier settings. These built-in settings are a time saving feature only found on dbx DriveRack products. Having the settings included in (more…)

dbx ® Strengthens Line Of Digital Processors With Introduction of Four New Members To The ZonePRO™ Series

dbx Professional Products, a Harman International Company (NYSE-HAR), today introduced four new members to its acclaimed ZonePRO™ family of digital zone processors. The new 1260m, 1261m, 640m and 641m join the 1260, 1261, 640 and 641 in the series, reflecting dbx Professional Product’s commitment to applying customer feedback to strengthen its existing product lines.

The new ZonePRO devices share the same total numbers of inputs and outputs as their equivalent siblings but feature additional mic/line inputs. The 1260m and 1261m have six mic/line inputs and the 640m and 641m have four mic/line inputs. This increase in the number of available microphone inputs further extends the suitability of the ZonePRO family into applications such as conference rooms and presentation spaces.

Ambient Noise Compensation (ANC) is also introduced on the new ZonePRO Devices. This processing function allows the level of zone outputs to track the ambient noise level, monitored through (more…)

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