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Press Releases For : August 3, 2009

Speco Technologies Adds Focus Free Capability To Their SCS Cameras

Speco Technologies New Focus Free SCS CamerasSpeco Technologies New Focus Free SCS CamerasSpeco Technologies’ enhances their popular SCS series of OSD cameras with the addition of Focus Free Lenses! The SCS camera line has been a favorite of installers because they are able to tweak an installation to perfection by using the on-screen display to control functions like color temperature, Back Light Compensation and day/night operation. The new series of SCS cameras offer 550 lines of resolution and the Focus Free Lens models will display crystal clear images from inches to infinity without refocusing the camera. Imagine – no call-backs to refocus the camera after installation! These cameras are great for high ceilings, poles and similar applications. All focus free models include motorized 3.7 – 10mm auto iris lenses for real versatility in the field.

Knowledgeable customer support people are in place to help the customers who purchase Speco (more…)

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SENNHEISER ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF “MY SONG CONTEST”

katie_costello.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – JULY 2009: Microphone manufacturer Sennheiser has named 18-year-old Katie Costello as the grand-prize winner of its first “My Song Contest,” which was created to recognize the songwriting talents of high school students across the nation. Costello’s original song, “Isn’t It Lovely,” captivated the expert jury of music industry professionals. The big decision was made extra special by power-pop band Stereo Skyline, who personally announced Costello as the winner in a video posted to Sennheiser’s YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/sennheiserusa).

“We are thrilled to recognize Katie Costello as the winner of the Sennheiser My Song Contest,” says Stefanie Reichert, vice president of strategic marketing at Sennheiser Electronic Corporation. “The goal of this contest was to recognize the skills and talents of young musicians, and encourage them to follow their dreams. Costello is already armed with an incredible amount of talent and star (more…)

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FUJINON AND NHK TO RECEIVE 2009 ENGINEERING EMMY AWARD FOR PRECISION FOCUS ASSIST SYSTEM

WAYNE, NJ— Fujinon and NHK will be awarded an Engineering Emmy Award for Fujinon’s Precision Focus Assist System by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences during this year’s ceremony on Aug. 22 in Hollywood, CA. Fujinon and co-developer NHK won for “Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development.? Precision Focus Assist is a built-in feature within a lens that enables camera operators the ability to ensure fast, accurate focusing of high definition images under varying conditions.

“We’re honored to have been recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for our efforts to advance HD imaging,? said Hank Hayashi, President & CEO, Fujinon Inc. “We have continued to advance our Precision Focus Assist technology, and we’re extremely proud of the performance it provides our customers.

Developed in 2001, Precision Focus Assist addresses critical focus issues in HDTV production stemming from the format’s shallow depth (more…)

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Kurt Metzler to Lead EAW® North American Sales

Kurt Metzler

WOODINVILLE, WA – July 27, 2009 – Building on the success of recent EAW® product launches, and in keeping with its commitment to support the North American contractor market, LOUD Technologies Inc. announced the appointment of veteran salesman Kurt Metzler to the position of North American Sales Manager, EAW.

“EAW is on a roll,? commented Ernie Lansford, LOUD’s Director of North American Sales. “The combination of EAW’s innovative product line – including the new JFL, NTL, MicroWedge and MicroSub – and Kurt’s rock-solid reputation will make EAW the most preferred vendor to our consultant customers,? added Lansford. (more…)

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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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