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Press Releases For : July 13, 2009

Leon Speakers Enhances Horizon and Profile Series With More Powerful Drivers and Thinner Profiles Without Raising Prices

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — July 13, 2009 — Leon Speakers, a manufacturer of custom-built, audiophile-grade loudspeakers for flat-panel displays and living-space theaters™, today announced that the company has enhanced its Horizon and Profile Series 4-inch product lines to include upgraded drivers and shallower cabinets. Horizon 414 and Profile 404 Series speakers now feature 4-inch Peerless HDS woofers for more power and increased performance. The new speakers offer a depth of just 3.25 inches to complement the thinner profile of today’s flat-panel displays. Maintaining their price of just $1,495 for a high-fidelity multichannel speaker or stereo pair, these Horizon and Profile Series speakers enable customers to enjoy Leon Speakers’ custom audio solutions without paying more for the enhanced level of performance. (more…)

BOSCH RECOGNIZES NEXT GENERATION OF SYSTEM INTEGRATORS

Two Students Receive Bosch Scholarship for Industry Education

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, July 13, 2009 — John Hayes and Jesse Ashby have been named the recipients of the 2009 Robert Bosch Scholarships through the NSCA Education Foundation. These $2,500 scholarships are granted to students pursuing careers in the electronic systems industry or a related field.

Hayes attends Columbia College Chicago and is working toward a bachelor’s degree in Audio Arts and Acoustics. He gained valuable, hands-on experience installing sound systems into a variety of commercial settings, and is anxious to contribute to the sound installation industry and work with new technologies and gadgets that are constantly improving and changing the industry. (more…)

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Prestonwood Baptist Church Uses HaiVision Encoders to Link Campuses With Dual HD Signals and Synched Eight-Channel Audio

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — July 13, 2009 — HaiVision Network Video announced today that Prestonwood Baptist Church, one of the largest churches in the United States, is using hai1000™ series network video systems and the low-latency MAKO HD™ H.264 codec to connect its 27,000-member congregation at the main Prestonwood campus in Plano, Texas, and the new Prestonwood North campus in Prosper, Texas. (more…)

Harkness Screens Provides Facelift To Johns Hopkins Medicine Education Building

johns-hopkins-medicine-education-building-hi-res.jpgJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine, one of the most highly respected and well-known medical education facilities in the world, recently opened its $45 million Anne and Michael Armstrong Medical Education Building. The new facility includes two Harkness Matt Plus Mini-Perf screens and Wrap-round frames in its lecture hall. (more…)

HOSA TECHNOLOGY INTRODUCES SKO-200 SERIES SPEAKER CABLES

hosa_sko-225_hi.jpgBuena Park, CA – July 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 the SKO-200 Series speaker cables. Available in lengths from three to one hundred feet and featuring popular terminations to connect to a wide range of speaker products, the SKO-200 Series speaker cables provide superior signal transmission for today’s most demanding audio projects. (more…)

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Jünger Audio Helps Solve The Loudness Problem For MediaCorp’s 938LIVE Listeners

jibby-jacob.jpgSingapore-based MediaCorp has installed two Jünger Audio D06 LEVEL MAGIC™ processors to help achieve loudness consistency for its 938LIVE English news and talk radio station.

The broadcaster started looking for a means of controlling loudness after listeners tuning in to 938LIVE began complaining about the sound. The negative feedback, which was particularly prevalent among people listening in their cars, focused on loudness levels. Listeners stated that they constantly had to adjust the volume of their radios in order to maintain a comfortable level of loudness between the various audio segments contained in its news radio programming. (more…)

Press Releases For : July 10, 2009

New Crestron iPOD Controller Supports Video

CEN-IDOCV Interface for Apple iPod® Adds Video and PoE Compatibility

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, July 10, 2009 – The new Crestron CEN-IDOCV is the next generation interface and control solution for the popular iPod® personal media player. It seamlessly integrates iTunes audio and video with a Crestron whole house AV system, using 2-way communication to reproduce the iPod experience on Crestron touchpanels. With Crestron exclusive USB over Ethernet technology, the CEN-IDOCV synchronizes the iPod with any networked computer running Apple iTunes. The IDOCV is PoE compatible, drawing power through the LAN wiring and eliminating the need for a nearby outlet. Just plug the iPod into the docking station to experience your entire personal media collection throughout the house and on any Crestron video touchpanel. (more…)

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Atlona Technologies Begins Production on Plenum Rated DVI Dual Link Cables and HDMI 1.3 Cable

SAN JOSE — July 10, 2009— Atlona Technologies announced in early 2008 its intent to produce the world’s first and only plenum digital cable in HDMI and DVI-DL type connectors. After many hours and redesigns, Underwriters Laboratories has issued a UL file number (more…)

Gefen Announces Two New Solutions to Streamline Power Cords in the Rack Area

CHATSWORTH, CA – When powering several units in a rack, tangled cords and power surges can become a problem. Connectivity solutions provider Gefen offers an easy way to eliminate messy power cords behind the audio/video rack.

The Power Rack 54 and 58 both come in a rack mountable enclosure equipped with four or eight 5-volt power supplies. Each product uses one 24-volt power supply to streamline cords and centralize power distribution.

“The Power Rack 54 and 58 are designed to complement Gefen’s high definition video extension solutions over CAT-5 and CAT-6 cables,? said Hagai Gefen, president and CEO, Gefen Inc. “Both alleviate cable congestion in the rack area.?

Both Power Racks offer a grounding wire to provide maximum safety. Through step-down power, both Gefen Power Racks prevent signal degradation, particularly when powering VGA, component and audio devices. Over-current ability protects against power surges, while the metal enclosure offers electromagnetic shielding.

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Press Releases For : July 9, 2009

Compix Streamlines Video Production for U. S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

IRVINE, Calif. — June 7, 2009 — Compix, a leading developer of broadcast-quality character generators (CGs), announced today that the video department at the United States Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center (USACR/Safety Center) is using the company’s rugged, cost-effective ConverG1 HD single-channel CG for fast, flexible production of staged events and conferences. Installed in an HD mobile production unit, the ConverG1 HD allows video staff to incorporate graphics and lower thirds into live production on the fly and, in turn, make event coverage available on DVD and via the Web with minimal turnaround time. (more…)

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