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Press Releases For : August 24, 2009

StrandVision Announces “Take a Test Drive� Drawing for Free Digital Signage System Valued at $3,000

Includes digital signage software, computer and display…

MENOMONIE, Wis. – Aug. 24, 2009 – StrandVision LLC today announced that it is giving away a complete StrandVision Digital Signage system that includes a one-year StrandVision Digital Signage software subscription, a personal computer and display. Total system value is $3,000. (more…)

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DK-Technologies Helps UK Broadcaster Industry Meet BCAP’s Loudness Guidelines

C4, RedBee and Grand Central Studios are among a growing number of broadcast and post production facilities that are choosing DK-Technologies’ Loudness software to evaluate audio levels on commercials and idents in line with the latest recommendations from the Broadcast Committee on Advertising Standards (BCAP).

BCAP’s guidelines, which were published last year, advise broadcasters to look at the audio levels on commercials and idents following audience complaraja-sehgal-of-grand-central-with-dk-loudness-metering-compressed.jpgints that they are often too loud. BCAP recommends the use of loudness meters that incorporate International Telecommunications Union (ITU) specified algorithms BS.1770 and BS.1771 to measure loudness – something that traditional PPM and VU meters are incapable of doing.

At a recent briefing held at Grand Central Studios in London, 30 members of the UK Screen Association heard how C4, its sister channels and channels such as Dave, Bravo, Living and Virgin 1 that (more…)

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Press Releases For : August 21, 2009

SmartAVI, Inc. Unveils SignagePro Mobility

Compact Digital Signage Hardware/Software Unit Targets Mass Transit Vehicles and Spaces Where Traditional Solutions Have Been Virtually Impossible

BURBANK, CA (August 19, 2009) – SmartAVI, Inc., a world-leading innovator in the fields of digital content creation, management and delivery solutions through hardware and software, today unveiled it’s compact digital signage hardware/software solution for mass transit vehicles and small viewing areas, called SignagePro Mobility.

SignagePro Mobility takes its cue from SmartAVI’s wildly-popular SignagePro and SignageProHD units, which have sold well around the world because of their aggressive pricing and powerhouse performance as digital signage solutions. The major difference with the SignagePro Mobility unit, is that is has been designed specifically for mass transit vehicles such as jumbo jets and taxis as well as compact spaces such as retail kiosks in shopping malls or elevators.

“Digital signage married with mass transit vehicles such as busses, airplanes, taxis and trains (more…)

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AVAD to Distribute Home Automation and Security Products from HAI

Van Nuys, Calif. – August 21, 2009 – AVAD LLC, North America’s leading distributor of custom electronics, announced it has entered in a distribution agreement with Home Automation, Inc. (HAI), a leading manufacturer of integrated security and home automation products. Through the partnership, AVAD dealers will now have access to HAI products, including a full range of home automation products and accessories designed to accommodate any lifestyle and budget. AVAD will feature new products from HAI as part of its “One Call Does it All� demo at booth #1765 at CEDIA Expo 2009, held September 10-13 in Atlanta, Ga.

The HAI line of home automation products now offered by AVAD includes the easy-to-install HAI OmniTouch 5.7, a 5.7 inch color touch screen, offering one-touch control of security systems, temperature, lighting, entertainment systems and more. AVAD dealers will also be able to offer their clients (more…)

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Sennheiser expands its line of portable HD headphones

August 2009 – Listeners seeking a great new pair of cans can look no further: Sennheiser announces an expansion of its line full-sized, portable HD headphones. The stylish HD 428, HD 438 and HD 448 are optimized for portable players but also deliver strong audio performance on home hi-fi systems, making them an ideal choice for users who want to crank their playlists on the move and at home.

“Many headphones are either optimized for use with portable players or are designed to be used with home stereo systems,� said Eric Palonen, product manager for consumer electronics and telecommunications products at Sennheiser’s U.S. headquarters. “But many music lovers want headphones that can do both, and ones that can always be relied upon to offer superb sound – no matter the audio source.�

The top-of-the-range HD 448 model offers a lifelike sound experience with precise detail. The HD (more…)

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Top London Nightclub Fabric Upgrades To BSS Audio Soundweb™ London

Succeeding in a fixed installation that provides a major upgrade to the quality of its networked audio, London nightclub Fabric has chosen to upgrade its three legendary dance rooms with BSS Audio Soundweb London devices. The system was sold through Harman’s UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd.

“The original Soundweb devices gave us great service but we realized that the available technology had become far more advanced. Processing speed is a lot faster, and the new devices have a much greater capacity,� stated Sanjeev Bhardwaj, head of technology for Fabric.

The new system consists of a BLU-160 and pair of BLU-120 devices in the two main rooms along with a pair of BLU-BOB output boxes, and a BLU-160 and single BLU-120 in the third room. All three rooms are fitted with password-protected BLU-10 programmable touch screen remotes for local control.

“Anything I can do on my laptop (more…)

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Press Releases For : August 20, 2009

SENNHEISER BACKS LIMP BIZKIT REUNION TOUR

limp_bizkit.JPGJACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA- AUGUST 2009: Nu-metal pioneers Limp Bizkit are back on the road, having kicked off their Unicorns N’ Rainbows world tour in Latvia in May before rolling through twenty countries to complete the first European leg in Paris, France on July 5. The band, which has reunited the original lineup from its twelve-time platinum 2000 release, “Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water,” is making use of Sennheiser wired and wireless microphones across the stage.

“All the mics used on tour are Sennheiser,” states front-of-house engineer Bryan Worthen, well known for his long, ongoing affiliation with the Foo Fighters and, previously, blink-182. Worthen has brought some of his Sennheiser microphone model and mounting choices from his work with the Foo Fighters to the Limp Bizkit stage. “I’m pretty particular about what works where,” he says.

Fred Durst is the only (more…)

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THE “PREMIOS JUVENTUD” AWARD GOES TO SENNHEISER CHROME WIRELESS

alexis_fido.jpgMIAMI, FLORIDA – AUGUST 2009: The recent sixth-annual Univision “Premios Juventud” awards show utilized Sennheiser’s proven wireless technology to recognize the U.S. Hispanic youths’ top recording artists, movie stars, sports figures and pop culture icons. Over eighty wireless channels were used for the podium mics and most of the monitoring.

Stylized performances from long-time favorites and up-and-coming celebrities punctuated the announcements, with reggaeton sensation Alexis y Fido electrifying the stage with a pair of chrome-customized Sennheiser SKM 5200 wireless mics.

“Whereas most awards shows feature performances that include a little bit of stage scenery, things are a lot more intense at ‘Premios Juventud,’” said broadcast mixer Tom Holmes. “All of the performers are going for full vignettes to help create a mood and a story. Alexis y Fido asked us for ‘futuristic looking’ mics to go with their futuristic theme. I asked (more…)

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SENNHEISER EXPANDS ITS LINE OF PORTABLE HD HEADPHONES

hd_428.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – AUGUST 2009: Listeners seeking a great new pair of cans can look no further: Sennheiser announces an expansion of its line of full-sized, portable HD headphones. The stylish HD 428, HD 438 and HD 448 are optimized for portable players but also deliver strong audio performance on home hi-fi systems, making them an ideal choice for users who want to crank their playlists on the move and at home. (more…)

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THE INSTITUTE FOR THE MUSICAL ARTS HOSTS WSDG SITE VISIT

inst-mus-arts-group-_103.JPGNORTHAMPTON, MA: Rapidly approaching completion of their “dream studio complex,” founders of the Institute For Musical Arts (IMA) hosted Walters Storyk Design Group interior designer Beth Walters and architect/acoustician John Storyk at a recent site inspection.

In progress since 2004, IMA’s near million $ “Big Barn” conversion into a sophisticated teaching, performing and recording space represents the first world-class recording facility dedicated to training and supporting the work of female musicians and engineers. The 3000 + sq. ft. complex which includes a new 900 sq. ft. WSDG-designed control room/post-production suite (pictured) is on track to “go live” in October, 2009.

“We first met Beth and John in New York at an AES Convention,” June Millington recalls. When we described IMA’s mission they immediately wanted to get on board. The fact that we can provide our students and Rock ‘n Roll Camp for (more…)

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