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Press Releases For : May 11, 2009

AVAD’s Award-Winning Gear Head Magazine Now Available to All CEDIA Members

VAN NUYS, Calif. – May 11, 2009 – AVAD LLC, North America’s leading distributor of custom home electronics, has announced its award-winning custom publication, Gear Head, will now be available to all members of the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA). CEDIA members can sign up to receive complementary subscriptions to Gear Head, featuring expert advice and industry insight on audio, video, structured wiring, whole-house distribution and more, through CEDIA’s bi-monthly e-newsletter, “e?VENTS. Prior to this exclusive partnership with CEDIA, Gear Head subscriptions were restricted only to AVAD dealers and vendors. (more…)

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Pride of Hawaii Marketing & Sales Hosts Design, Architects, & Lighting Summit

Consumer Electronics manufacturers showcase home integration products

Waipahu, HI—May 7, 2009—Hawaii’s premier consumer electronics rep firm, Pride of Hawaii, recently hosted a well attended summit developed to introduce home audio and video integration to the architectural, design, and lighting communities. The goal of the one-day event held on April 17, was to embrace all facets of design and bring to fruition homeowners’ goals and dreams. (more…)

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RECEIVE HALF-OFF 2010 NSCA BUSINESS AND LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, May 11, 2009 — NSCA University is offering half-off the admission price to NSCA’s Business & Leadership Conference to be held at the end of February in Florida. If you sign up for more than $750 of classes in the NSCA College of Business you will be eligible to attend the conference at half price. Notices will be sent to qualified companies and individuals after the conclusion of InfoComm 09. (more…)

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WBAL-TV Maintains High-Quality HD Programming With Range of Wohler Audio and Video Monitors

HAYWARD, Calif. — May 11, 2009 — Wohler Technologies Inc. today announced that WBAL-TV, the NBC affiliate in Baltimore, Md., has implemented Wohler equipment to enable monitoring of video and audio signals throughout the broadcaster’s newly upgraded HD production facilities. The Wohler monitoring systems meet a range of monitoring needs across WBAL-TV’s HD operations, providing required functionality in compact, space-saving designs. (more…)

Shure Opens and Closes Coachella 2009

coachella-09-robt-smith-the-cure-4-19-09.jpgPAST CURFEW—This year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival opened with Day 1 headliner Paul McCartney, an artist no less than a legend, and a man who defines many musical moments for his generation. At an opposite end of the bill, Robert Smith and The Cure closed the three-day festival’s run with equal flair, performing hits including “Pictures of You? and “Just Like Heaven,? songs that help define a different generation. Calling upon a Shure Beta 58 to manage his vocals, frontman Smith sang above a smoldering wash of guitars, infecting the crowd with his signature voice. (more…)

Shure Opens and Closes Coachella 2009

coachella-09-paul-mccartney-4-17-09.jpgEMOTIONAL MOMENTS—Marking the 11th anniversary of his late wife Linda’s passing to the day with dedications of “Long and Winding Road? and “My Love Does it Good,? Paul McCartney opened this year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on an emotional and energy-charged note. Packing a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Foxy Lady? and a sing-along version of “Hey Jude? into a 2 ½ hour set including two encores, Sir Paul enthralled the crowd from behind his regular microphone of choice, a hardwired Shure Beta 58. (more…)

Speco Technologies Introduces Their New Hybrid / H.264 Pentaplex DVR

Speco Technologies TH Series H.264/Hybrid DVRAmityville, NY – May 10, 2009

Speco Technologies new Hybrid, H.264 TH Series DVR features IP and analog camera support as well as advanced H.264 compression algorithms. It is our most advanced series of embedded digital video recorders, yet programming is just like our popular TN Series of DVRs which makes it familiar to use. Pentaplex operation enables simultaneous view live or playback while continuing to record & network transfer. Approximately twice the recorded video can be saved to the hard drive with H.264 compression. The unit is PC and Mac* computer compatible as well. (more…)

Speco Technologies’ Introduces New All Weather EXTREME (AWX) Outdoor Speaker Series

Amityville, NY – May 10, 2009

Speco Technologies announces the launch of their new, high-end outdoor speaker line, the All Weather Extreme (AWX) Series. The AWX Series is the ideal solution where beauty, powerful performance and rugged durability are demanded for both indoor and outdoor, commercial and residential sound installations. (more…)

UVLD Spotlights Unveiling Of Navistar’s International Lonestar Harley-Davidson Special Edition Semi

NavistarThe spotlight was on Navistar’s new International LoneStar Harley-Davidson Special Edition at the 38th annual Mid-America Trucking Show where Unlimited Visibility Lighting Design (UVLD) created the launch’s dramatic lighting system.

The invitation-only launch event, held in Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, unveiled the new semi manufactured by Navistar, Inc. under license from Harley-Davidson. Only 250 of the vehicles will be made in 2009, all in sleeper configuration. They include such features as Harley-Davidson headlamps, Harley badging on the 150-gallon fuel tanks, seven-foot chrome exhaust stacks, Harley gauge faces, silver-and-orange striping over underlying black paint, and a horizontal bar billet-style chrome grill. The cab boasts a 42-inch wide sleeper sofa surrounded by rosewood cabinets and a walnut floor. (more…)

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Mirror Image Internet Taps Wowza for Multi-Protocol Streaming

New York, NY, May 11, 2009 – Mirror Image® Internet, a leading provider of content delivery solutions powered by a patented global network, today announced its partnership with Wowza Media Systems®, an emerging leader in streaming media software, to deliver high-performance streaming via Wowza Media Server® Pro Advanced. Wowza Media Server Pro Advanced is a high-performance, extensible and a fully interactive multi-protocol media server for live and on-demand streaming, chat, and recording. The product enables companies to use streaming protocols that work with Microsoft Corporation’s Silverlight™, Apple Incorporated’s iPhone™, RTMP for Flash®, RTSP/RTP for QuickTime™, and MPEG-TS for IPTV set-top boxes. (more…)

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