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Press Releases For : September 9, 2008

AKG Features WMS 4500 Wireless Microphone System At PLASA08

AKG Acoustics is showcasing the recently released wireless WMS 4500 microphone system at PLASA08, which offers improved audio capabilities versatile enough to handle multiple users and multi-channel applications simultaneously. Like its predecessor, the WMS 4000, the WMS 4500 offers a wide range of available components for operational adaptability and has been modified for greater durability and flexibility with accompanying wireless applications. (more…)

MultiDyne Mourns Passing of Founder Vincent Jachetta

LOCUST VALLEY, NY – Vincent Jachetta, founder of MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Systems, passed away on September 2, 2008.

Vincent started MultiDyne in 1977 with the development of the first portable test signal and ID generator. He provided leadership and direction for over 30 years, while designing and developing many of MultiDyne’s products and systems. He also made numerous contributions to the broadcast industry, including developing a long-haul equalizing video distribution amplifier that helped get CNN on the air. He also developed the industry’s first digital hand-held video/audio test signal generator in 1990 and was awarded several patents. (more…)

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AURALEX SIGNS PICTURE PERFECT AGREEMENT WITH HALLMARK LICENSING

~ New SonicPrint Artistic Acoustical Panels to Benefit from Large Image Library ~

DENVER, CO – Auralex Acoustics, the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, announced its collaboration with Hallmark Licensing at this year’s CEDIA show, opening the door to Hallmarks’ six million licensed images to be used on Auralex’s newest custom-printed acoustical panel line of products, SonicPrint. (more…)

JBL Professional Debuts The Versatile Control® 2P Compact Powered Reference Monitor

The Control 2P Compact Powered Reference Monitor is ideal for a broad range of applications in broadcast, desktop audio production and commercial audio installations.

Delivering a powerful, accurate, yet affordable reference monitor for a variety of environments, JBL Professional is introducing the Control® 2P Compact Powered Reference Monitor at PLASA08. The Control 2P is a 5-inch two-way powered stereo system with accuracy and features required for professional broadcast and desktop production applications. Mounting capability and compact format make the Control 2P ideal for small fixed install applications and portable presentation systems. (more…)

Harman Professional Brands Brew Perfect Sound For Oktoberfest 2008

In another example of the worldwide movement by audio professionals towards complete sound systems comprised exclusively of Harman Professional components, Oktoberfest 2008, which takes place in Munich later this month, features four major tents equipped with audio technologies from Crown Audio, Soundcraft, JBL Professional, AKG and BSS Audio. The systems for the Hacker, Weinzelt, Armbrustschützen and Löwenbräu tents are provided by Max Ihm and Andreas Wallisch of LUTV (www.lutv.de) of Forstinning on the outskirts of Munich. (more…)

Wohler Introduces First 16-Channel Audio Monitor

HAYWARD, Calif. — Sept. 8, 2008 — Wohler Technologies Inc., today announced that the company will showcase a new audio monitor based on the acclaimed WohlerPlus modular platform at IBC2008. Developed to meet broadcasters’ demand for a dedicated monitoring solution, the new AMP2-16MSDI provides instantaneous display for up to 16 channels of embedded audio within a single multirate HD/SD-SDI signal. (more…)

The Soundcraft® Si3 project – The Next Step In Our Strategy.

Andy Trott, President of Soundcraft and Studer explains his digital console strategy and vision

For any Business leader, one of the most thrilling experiences is to reshape a good business into a great one. That’s very much the challenge my team and I took on when I joined Harman a little under six years ago as President of Soundcraft.

At the time we were a well-respected manufacturer of very good analogue consoles, ranging from the small, 4 channel Spirit Notepad up to the flagship touring desks, the Soundcraft Series 5 and MH series. But our markets were changing, demands for new digital technology was increasing, offshore manufacturing was in transition, and the economic dominos started to wobble all around the world. (more…)

grandMA Helps Ex-Machina Celebrate Quebec’s 400th Anniversary

quebecThe festivities marking the 400th anniversary of the city of Quebec, the birthplace of French civilization in North America and a UNESCO World Heritage site, couldn’t have taken place without grandMA.

The Image Mill (Le Moulin à Images), a sound and image spectacular created by Robert Lepage and Ex-Machina, employed a grandMA and grandMA Light to control the dynamic lighting for what was believed to be the world’s largest video projection. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America. (more…)

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Wowza Surpasses 10,000 Global Licensees

SAN JOSE, CA, September 9, 2008—Wowza Media Systems, an emerging leader in streaming media server software, today announced that their award-winning Wowza Media Server® Pro has surpassed the 10,000 global licensees mark in just 18 months since its launch. The key to Wowza’s success: its unmatched combination of performance, innovation, price and support.

Among its 10,000+ licensees, Wowza counts such well-known brands as Sun Microsystems, Macy’s, Astral Media, RAI and Mogulus, and numerous service providers, including Interoute, Nacamar and T-Systems Multimedia Solutions GmbH, the business customer brand of telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom. (more…)

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Press Releases For : September 8, 2008

Harman Pro Group Showcases HiQnet System Architect™ Version 1.8 At PLASA ’08, Opening Door For Third-Party Control

Reaffirming its commitment to advance HiQnet System Architect™ as the most progressive, versatile and user-intuitive interface for system configuration and control, Harman Professional today gives System Architect Version 1.8 its European debut at PLASA’08. New advances include the ability to copy HiQnet parameter strings directly to the Windows clipboard for pasting into third-party control interface applications enabling system-wide control from control interfaces such as those manufactured by AMX and Crestron. System-wide events can now also be triggered from device-specific error conditions, such as recalling a preset for a zone based on the conditions of individual amplifiers. A user-definable selection of controls can be automatically readdressed to different devices/parameters on a Custom Control Panel in a few simple steps, and advanced zonal control is now possible. A Fast Meter control has been added for improved meter response and device synchronization has been simplified and improved. (more…)

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