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Press Releases For : November 10, 2008

Intelix Introduces European Union and United Kingdom Wallplate Baluns

Intelix AVO-V3AD-WP110-EUMiddleton, WI- Intelix LLC, U.S. manufacturer of audio/video equipment and software, recently released an innovative line of wallplate audio/video over twisted pair extenders designed for use in Europe and Great Britain.

“Europe is an important market for Intelix,â€? explains Steve Cohan, Intelix CEO and International Sales Manager. “They wholeheartedly embrace the latest trends in audio/video and push for better and better technology. Over the years, Intelix audio/video over twisted pair products have found an important place in the European market; however, our sales were limited to modular and rack-mountable solutions. That changes with our new wallplate baluns which are specifically designed for the European and UK building wiring infrastructure.â€? (more…)

IN MEMORIAM: Neutrik USA President Jim Cowan, 1956-2008

jim-cowan_neutrik.jpgBy George Petersen

Jim Cowan passed away peacefully on November 5, 2008 after a bout with cancer. Well-known and loved throughout the audio industry, the 52-year-old Cowan was a 20 year veteran of Neutrik USA, starting out as general manager, and then moving on to vice-president and becoming president of the company in 2000.

A lifelong resident of the Garden State, Cowan was born and raised in Kearny, New Jersey, later making his home in the township of Toms River, along the Jersey Shore. After receiving his BA degree at Ocean County College, followed by a BS degree in marketing and economics and an MBA at Monmouth University, Cowan worked at Texas Instruments, Panduit Corp. and Dialight-Kulka-Smith, but found his real niche when he joined Neutrik in 1987. (more…)

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ESP New York Selects Soundcraft’s Vi6™ For Diesel’s 30th Anniversary “xXx Rock and Roll Circusâ€? Party Finale In Brooklyn

The Soundcraft Vi6 was among the elite attendees invited to the final stop of a 24-hour non-stop party hosted by Diesel to celebrate its 30th anniversary around the world. The “Diesel xXx Rock and Roll Circusâ€? took place in 17 major cities across the world; commencing in Tokyo and moving to Beijing, Dubai, Athens, Amsterdam, Milan, Zurich, Munich, Paris, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Oslo, Helsinki, London, Sao Paulo, and finally had its grand finale on Pier 3 in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, October 11. (more…)

Innovative Upgrade Module Program Adds Advanced Technologies to Existing NAD Products

mdcavrweb1.jpgNAD’s Modular Design Construction™ and Upgrade Module Program offer existing NAD AV customers an easy upgrade path to the latest technologies

SHARON, MA, Nov. 10, 2008 — NAD Electronics, the highly regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, has introduced a unique Upgrade Program enabling dealers and installers to offer custom configurations to owners of NAD’s high-value A/V products. Each Upgrade Module allows an owner to install one or more elements of NAD’s innovative new mechanical architecture, Modular Design Construction (MDC), into select NAD A/V Receivers and Preamp-Processors. (more…)

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Fairlight Appoints SoundWorks

Fairlight (www.fairlightau.com) is delighted to announce the appointment of Danish company SoundWorks as its distributor for the whole of Scandinavia (www.soundworks.dk).
John Lancken of Fairlight with Michael Miller of SoundWorks
With extensive experience in the broadcast, pro audio and MI markets, SoundWorks is ideally placed to promote Fairlight’s range of award-winning media production systems, including Constellation, Xynergi, Anthem and PyxisTrack video. (more…)

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Avocent Announces the Industry’s First IEEE802.11n Based HD Video Extenders

Avocent MPX1550 Multipoint ExtenderHUNTSVILLE, Ala., November 10, 2008 – Avocent Corporation (NASDAQ: AVCT), the recognized leader in managed audio video wireless extension networking products for professional audio video applications, today announced the MPX1550 wireless extender. This breakthrough product combines Avocent’s field-proven MPX1500 wireless video distribution technology with the latest in WiFi advancements, IEEE802.11n MIMO-based radios, thereby raising the bar for wireless HD video distribution systems in terms of visual acuity, transmission distance, and noise immunity. (more…)

Press Releases For : November 7, 2008

SENNHEISER DOMINATES REALITY TV

dwts_2008.JPGHOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 2008: Television viewers have been getting an eyeful of Sennheiser this year as the company’s wireless microphone and personal monitor equipment has been increasingly incorporated into reality programming audio production. Now, as the new fall season gets underway, Sennheiser RF products are dominating primetime with appearances on “Dancing with the Stars,” “Don’t Forget the Lyrics” and “America’s Funniest Videos,” plus daytime talk show, “Ellen.” (more…)

SENNHEISER’S AUDIO BEAM CREATES A SOUND CEILING

olivieri_soundceiling.JPGLONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 2008: For one amazing night in September, the Long Beach artist group, FLOOD, dedicates four square blocks of indoor and outdoor space in the East Village Arts District to dozens of sound art installations. Now in its fifth year, “SoundWalk” bills itself as “an audio tour for people who don’t normally take audio tours” and has gained international acclaim. This year, seasoned theater sound designer and UC Irvine Professor Vincent Olivieri presented “Sound Ceiling” using four ultra-directional Sennheiser AudioBeam loudspeakers to deliver four unique aural environments within one undivided space. (more…)

STEVE WINWOOD ENDORSES NEUMANN/SENNHEISER

steve_winwood.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT: Steve Winwood continues to enjoy as prolific and collaborative a career as any musician could hope for. Over the past forty years, Winwood has worked with blues legends Muddy Waters, B.B. King and Bo Diddley, rock icons Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Joe Cocker, and even pop idol Christina Aguilera, among many, many others. His solo releases, including 2008′s “Nine Lives,” have enjoyed commercial success and critical acclaim. Together, his collaborations and celebrated solo efforts have the now sixty year-old Winwood touring and recording as vigorously as ever! Winwood relies on a Neumann KMS 105 vocal microphone for both his live engagements and his studio work, and he and his band upgraded their wireless personal monitoring systems to Sennheiser ew 300 IEM G2s for their recent tour of North America with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. (more…)

NSCA University Names 2008 Educator, Instructors of the Year

Students gain valuable knowledge from University courses

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, November 4, 2008 —Dan Erickson of General Communications was recently named NSCA University’s Educator of the Year. Erickson received NSCA’s top education award based on student feedback from his course, “Networking Issues that Impact AV Integrators and Designers,â€? which he taught for the College of System Design during NSCA University™ at InfoComm 08. (more…)

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