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Press Releases For : June 17, 2009

VOICEOVER VETERAN, JOAN BAKER, ENDORSES NEUMANN

joan_baker.JPGNEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 2009: As the manufacturer of the high-end vocal microphones that have been integral to the voiceover industry since its inception, Neumann is pleased to announce its endorsement of Joan Baker.

In an amazing career that now spans two decades, Joan Baker has been “the voice” for hundreds of programs, promos, and commercials in TV, film, and radio. Her clients include ABC News, American Express, and ESPN, among countless others of equally high profile. (more…)

Crestron Announces New Northeast Director of Sales

chris-perkins_low.jpgIndustry Veteran to Manage Crestron Commercial and Residential Sales in Northeast Region

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, June 17, 2009 – Crestron is pleased to introduce Chris Perkins as its new Northeast Regional Sales Director, managing all commercial and residential sales activities throughout the Crestron Northeast territory. Perkins will be based at Crestron headquarters in Rockleigh, NJ and comes to Crestron from Kaleidescape, where he served as a Regional Sales Manager. His more than 20 years experience includes serving as Vice President, Sales and Operations for a custom integrator in Boston, and Vice President, Sales for New England AV retailer. (more…)

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Meridian Offers Sensational Summer Trade-up Promotion

meridian_brand_marque_lockup_2.pngNew York, NY—June 2009—Meridian Audio has announced that it is offering owners of its CD players and Surround Sound Controllers a unique opportunity to trade-up to a higher level of performance this summer. The “Excellence to Perfection Program? will run from June 15th to September 30th. Meridian is offering a fixed value trade-up price for selected 500 Series, G Series and 800 Series Disc players and Surround Sound Controllers against the purchase of a new, higher specification model. (more…)

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POWERSOFT SRL, ITALY ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF AUDIO SUITE CONTROL SOFTWARE FOR POWERSOFT AMPS

powersoft_audio-suite_screen-shot-300dpi.JPGFree Download Provides Comprehensive Amplifier and System Control

ORLANDO, FL, June 17, 2009 – Powersoft Srl, Italy, a world leading manufacturer of superior quality power amplifiers for the professional audio market, is proud to announce the official release and immediate availability of Powersoft Audio Suite software at InfoComm 2009 (Booth 6384). Audio Suite provides total PC-based control of the numerous parameters found in Powersoft amplifiers and represents the framework control protocol for current and future products. Visually representing all control and signal processing features, the software is downloadable free of charge from the Powersoft web site and will allow users to manage and monitor all K-series and remote versions of the Q, D and QTU series amplifiers. (more…)

InfoComm 2009: URC’s New ZigBee Control System Eliminates RF Collisions

MX-880ZThe MX-880z remote and the MRZ-260 base station comprise a complete system designed to eliminate RF collisions caused by simultaneous button presses in installations with many users in range of each other.

Orlando, FL – InfoComm 09 – Booth 3506 – June 17-19, 2009 – Universal Remote Control®, Inc. (URC), the pioneer in control technology, today introduced its first ZigBee products. The MX-880z is a wand-style ZigBee RF (radio frequency) and IR (infrared) hard-button remote control with a two-inch color LCD screen, while its companion piece, the MRZ-260, is a ZigBee RF-to-IR base station. To further reinforce its commitment to ZigBee technology, URC also announced today that it has joined the ZigBee Alliance, an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost-effective, low-power, wirelessly networked monitoring and control products based on an open global standard. (more…)

SENNHEISER ADDS MZF 8000 FILTER OPTION TO MKH 8000 SERIES TO ENHANCE BROADCAST APPLICATIONS

mzf_8000.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – JUNE 2009: With the new MZF filter module, the MKH 8000 microphone series can provide excellent sound and climate resistance, even in tough broadcasting and film applications. The MZF 8000 filter module effectively suppresses both handling and wind noise. The signal level can be lowered via a high-quality pad allowing it to be optimally adapted to the recording equipment. (more…)

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SENNHEISER’S POPULAR MKH 8000 SERIES GOES DIGITAL

mzd_8000.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – JUNE 2009: Sennheiser is introducing the MZD 8000 digital module for the popular MKH 8000 Series at InfoComm 2009. Now, the MKH 8000 series can be digitalized directly at the microphone head, ensuring a natural sound without any loss of quality.

“A warm, natural, yet fantastically clear and powerful, sound is what makes the MKH 8000 series really stand out,” explains Dawn Birr, Sennheiser’s product manager for professional products. “The new digital module ensures that this sound is maintained in full quality along the entire signal chain, in contrast to conventional digitalization, which uses a separate analogue/digital converter at some stage along the chain. The MZD 8000 digital module eliminates cable losses and, most importantly, features a converter and surrounding circuitry that have been optimally matched to the microphone.” (more…)

Extron Introduces TouchLink Control System

Touch Link FamilyAnaheim, California (June 17, 2009)- Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce TouchLink™, the first fully configuration-based touchpanel control systems with the power to handle the control needs of single display rooms, dual display rooms, divisible rooms, multi-image systems, and video conference suites. TouchLink Control Systems can be deployed much faster than traditional programmable control systems and are easier and less costly to support. The new TouchLink products include three touchpanel models, an Ethernet control processor, and Extron GUI Configurator Software. TouchLink Control Systems integrate seamlessly with the award-winning Extron GlobalViewer® Enterprise software and Free GlobalViewer® Web application for complete A/V resource monitoring, management, and control over a computer network. (more…)

Extron Premieres New Universal Signal Processor

USP 507Anaheim, California (June 17, 2009)- Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the USP 507, a Universal Signal Processor that provides video scaling, transcoding, as well as analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog video conversion in a single product. The new USP 507 features a seven input switcher that supports all common analog and digital video formats, from composite video to DVI, RGBHV and optional SDI/HD-SDI. Advanced video processing automatically detects the input video format and applies high performance scaling. Two RGBHV outputs are standard, plus an Extron MTP Twisted Pair output that significantly enhances integration flexibility. In addition, optional output boards are available for scan-converted video, DVI, and HD-SDI. The USP 507 is ideal for applications that require universal compatibility to accept any input video format and produce high quality video for display. (more…)

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MEDIAMATRIX® RELEASES NEW CONTROLMATRIX® PAGING CONTROL SYSTEM

MediaMatrix ControlMatrix HostMediaMatrix by Peavey (InfoComm 2009 exhibit #5649) has redesigned its popular ControlMatrix® integrated hardware and software system for streamlined configuration and installation.

ControlMatrix is an extremely powerful paging control system for MediaMatrix digital audio systems, and can be designed as either a centralized, distributed or hybrid system. The new ControlMatrix supports up to 16 stations per host, and the number of hosts can be scaled according to the total number of stations needed. (more…)

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