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Press Releases For : August 10, 2009

Crestron Releases HDMI Distribution Amplifier

New Crestron HD-DA-2-QUAD Expands HD Transmission and Distribution
ROCKLEIGH, NJ, August 10, 2009 — Crestron today announced the release of its new HD-DA-2-QUAD, which integrates four independent 1-to-2 HDMI distribution amplifiers. The HD-DA-2- QUAD is the perfect complement to the latest Crestron HD digital solutions, allowing sources to be shared between a DVPHD and an AMS, or to expand the outputs of an HD-MD8X2. All Crestron digital HD solutions, including the new HD-DA-2QUAD are HDCP compliant and are supported by powerful DM Tools software. DM Tools automatically performs HDCP and Data Rate checks and performs EDID resolution management to enable installers to configure the system quickly and reliably.
The HD-DA-2-QUAD is a single rack-space unit containing four independent 1-to-2 HDMI distribution amplifiers. It is designed to split up to four HDMI, DVI, or DisplayPort Multimode signals to feed separate displays or processors, and is ideal for adding “loop-thru” capability to (more…)

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ELITE SCREENS, GMBH IS NOW IN EASTERN EUROPE WITH VETERAN AV SALES MANAGER

HAMBURG, Germany., August 10, 2008 — Elite Screens GmbH an innovative company that specializes in affordable high quality projector screens for the European AV market, today announced its expansion into Belarus, the Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Baltic States. To accomplish this, they are bringing aboard Dmitrijs Maļinovskis, an 11-year veteran sales manager in the Eastern European audio-video market.

“There is a growing need for projection technology in the Eastern European countries and Elite Screens is proud be part of the solution,? said Dave Rodgers, marketing manager of Elite Screens’ world corporate office near Los Angeles, California. “We’re excited about unleashing Dmitrij’s talents on this market. His efforts to protect the interests of his customers while forming sound business relationships speak volumes on his character and I am proud to work with him.?

Dmitrij or “Dima? to his colleagues graduated from the University of Latvia (LU) in (more…)

Soundcraft Vi6 For Brian Eno’s Apollo 11 Live

Former Roxy Music member Brian Eno celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, by introducing the first of two live performances of his 1983 composition Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks in the IMAX Cinema at the Science Museum in London.

Mark Hornsby’s company Headtec were appointed by the Science Museum to provide the sound, and Icebreaker’s FOH sound engineer Alexander Bossew requisitioned a Soundcraft Vi6 digital console as his first choice.

“I specified this, because it is so easy to produce a warm sound without having to EQ like mad,? he said. “Also the few compressors that I used were working very discreetly.?

Bossew admits with only time for a quick run through ahead of the performance — rather than full rehearsal — there had been little time to purpose-configure the desk, which was plugged straight into the cinema PA. However, this hardly concerned him (more…)

ADVANCED BROADCAST SOLUTIONS LAUNCHES ABS TV

SEATAC, WA — Premier systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) has launched ABS TV, an online series of short video newsletters that highlight industry news, innovative products, production techniques, and ABS customers. Episodes can be seen at www.advancedbroadcastsolutions.com.

“We are in the business of helping broadcasters improve their on-air content through technology and innovation,? said Mark Siegel, President of ABS. “What better way to share information with the industry than with our own newscast??

Content Creation Advisor Tom Layson, who spent more than 20 years as a TV news reporter and anchor in various markets, is producing and hosting ABS TV. While some stories are shot on location, much of the program is produced at the new ABS facility in SeaTac.

ABS will produce monthly installments of the video newsletter, and viewers can sign up for e-mail notification when each new episode is posted online. The (more…)

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FOR-A NAMES THOMAS YUHAS NATIONAL SALES DIRECTOR

FORT LEE, NEW JERSEY — FOR-A Corporation of America, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, has hired Thomas Yuhas as National Sales Director. He will be based out of FOR-A’s East Coast office in Fort Lee, N.J.

Yuhas spent the last 28 years in a variety of sales management positions at Sony Electronics, most recently as National Account Manager in its Broadcast and Professional Division and National Sales Manager for its Security Products and Visual Imaging Group. “I’m excited to join FOR-A and work with its customers,? said Yuhas. “FOR-A is a leader in the professional AV marketplace, with its video switchers, multi-viewer display processing, frame rate conversion technology, and so much more. I look forward to sharing our solutions with broadcasters and other AV professionals.?

“We’re thrilled to have Thomas join us at FOR-A,? said (more…)

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Electronic Design Company Gives Minnetonka Arts Center a NEXO Facelift

BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Minnetonka’s Arts Center on 7 has a new look and a new speaker system thanks to Electronic Design Company (EDC) of Shoreview, Minnesota. The Minnetonka, Minnesota Performing Arts Center is located on the grounds of the high school and is a joint operation between the City of Minnetonka and Minnetonka School District 276. minnetonka-arts-center-nexo-geo-s8.jpg

The site has recently gone through a complete facelift and extensive remodeling. EDC has been in business for over 50 years and installed sound systems for the Guthrie Theatre and Children’s Theatre in Minneapolis, to name a few. They were hired to install the audio equipment for the new Minnetonka theater, and specifically, the NEXO GEO S8 system in a LCR Sub configuration. The 680-seat proscenium theater, which houses several resident performance groups including the Minnetonka Community Theatre, the Music Association of Minnetonka, and the Minnetonka High (more…)

Wisdom Audio Sage Series Electronics Gain Independent U.S. and International Certification

Wisdom Audio logoCARSON CITY, Nev., August 10, 2009 — Wisdom Audio (www.wisdomaudio.com), the leader in planar magnetic technologies, has gained product certification from TÜV SÜD America Inc. for its Sage Series line of electronics. This certification ensures that Sage Series products meet applicable electrical safety requirements in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

“We already had a tremendous amount of confidence in our electronic designs, but we wanted to go one step beyond and have them certified by an independent lab in order to provide our customers the utmost confidence in our products that self-certification just can’t yield,? explained Mark Glazier, Wisdom Audio president. “We chose TÜV SÜD because of their history and standing in the international community. TÜV SÜD’s stringent testing procedures and parameters are what we desired in order to prove our products’ ability to meet and exceed domestic and international regulations, (more…)

EMAGINE ENHANCES NEW MULTIPLEX IN MICHIGAN WITH CHRISTIE DIGITAL CINEMA PROJECTORS

Light Output and Lamp Efficiency Major Factors for Choosing Christie CP2000-ZX Projectors

Christie® announced that cinema chain Emagine Entertainment Inc. selected Christie CP2000-ZX digital cinema projectors to equip the chain’s new 10-screen theater in Woodhaven, Michigan. Voted the “Best in Michigan? by local cinema outlets, Emagine Theatres serve over two million moviegoers annually and are widely regarded as being at the forefront of technology, as well as among the finest in the markets they serve. Emagine Theatres was the first theater circuit in the country to convert all of its screens to digital projection, installing Christie DLP Cinema® projectors exclusively.

“Among the prime reasons we selected Christie digital cinema projectors were that they deliver the best light output and have the best lamp efficiency,? said David Zylstra, director of technology, Emagine Theatres. “Our decision was also based on previous experience with Christie CP2000 (more…)

SKYPE CERTIFIES CLEARONE PERSONAL SPEAKERPHONE

CHAT 60CHAT 60 delivers a high-quality, hands-free audio experience for Skype users

SALT LAKE CITY, August 10, 2009 — ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), the leading provider of high performance audio conferencing solutions, today announced the CHAT 60, a new personal speakerphone specifically designed for use with Skype™ software. The Skype Certified™ CHAT 60 is the newest of ClearOne’s award-winning personal conferencing speakerphones.

The CHAT 60 personal speakerphone easily connects to laptops or PCs via USB for natural, hands-free communication. The CHAT 60 delivers full-duplex audio for crystal-clear communication and is the perfect addition to an office or home office, providing convenient, high-quality audio for Skype users. The CHAT 60 is a very powerful audio device; yet, it is small enough to toss in with your laptop and take on the road.

“The CHAT 60 complements Skype usage and we are glad it (more…)

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New Lower JBL PRX500 Pricing Sets Unprecedented Performance-to-Value-Ratio for Powered Loudspeakers

Delivering a new level of affordability coupled with unprecedented performance, JBL is now offering its standard-setting PRX500 Series portable PA loudspeakers at a lower price, making the PRX500 Series the most powerful and high-performance system at its price point.

“With the refinement of the PRX500 Series’ pricing structure, every musician, DJ, venue and audio/video provider can experience high-performance, self-powered speaker systems with a degree of simplicity unmatched by competitive systems,? said Simon Jones, Director of Marketing for Portable PA, JBL Professional.

The PRX500 draws from JBL’s 60 years experience of the world’s leading loudspeaker engineering and Crown’s 40 years experience of designing and producing unmatched amplifiers. The fusion of these two brands truly makes the PRX500 Series much more than the sum of its parts.

The PRX500 Series includes JBL Differential Drive® transducers and state-of-the-art Crown Class D amplifiers, delivering high power and performance at (more…)

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