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Press Releases For : May 28, 2009

NEW 1600VP VARIABLE PATTERN MIC FEATURES REMOTE POLAR CONTROL

Orlando, FL––Following other breakthrough Astatic variable pattern designs such as the 930VPL boundary mic and 1500VP large diaphragm condenser, the new 1600VP is the first continuously-variable pattern condenser hanging microphone system that features remote polar control and an anti-rotational positioning mount. The 1600VP’s variable polar pattern with remote control allows the user to precisely adjust the shape of the pick-up pattern to provide the best performance from a remote location.
Designed to hang from a ceiling, the 1600VP is highly effective in the recording and sound reinforcement of choirs, instruments and ambient miking, in addition to government, institutional and business applications. A low-profile carbon fiber boom (MB-1) is available for microphone stand mounting. (more…)

IMD Buys A DK-Technologies Meter to Control Broadcast Loudness

imds-john-bolton-with-dk-meter.jpgIndependent Media Distribution (IMD) has installed a DK-Technologies MSD600M++ with an SDI de-embedder card, which is being using as part of a suite of tools to help monitor and control the loudness value of television audio.

Founded in 1997, IMD is now the leading distributor of broadcast quality audio to the UK and Ireland’s commercial radio stations. It also offers a broadcast quality digital distribution service to the TV industry, providing an efficient and cost effective route through which commercials and programming can be sent to broadcasters ready for immediate broadcast. IMD maintains its own telecoms network, which enables it to deliver to over 220 national and regional radio stations and over 70 TV stations. (more…)

Niles CAT5 HDMI Baluns Provide Custom Installers A Solution For Extending HD Sources Over Long Distances

Niles Audio CAT5 HDMI BalunsMIAMI, FLORIDA – May 27, 2009 – Niles Audio Corporation, The First Name in Custom Installation®, has announced its award-winning CAT5 HDMI Baluns are now shipping. Niles CAT5 HDMI Baluns provide system integrators with a reliable and repeatable connectivity solution for extending high definition sources throughout the home using cost-effective and easy-to-install CAT5 or CAT6 cable. Available in both wall-mount and component model versions, the new baluns feature a flexible design architecture to ensure a professional, cosmetically appealing installation. (more…)

Panamax Launches New MX5102 Power Management, Surge Protection, and UPS Battery Back-Up System for Home Theaters

PETALUMA, Calif. — May 28, 2009 — Panamax, a world-leading provider of AC power management solutions, today announced its first product to combine power management, surge protection, and battery back-up for home theater systems all in a single unit. The new MX5102 gives home theater owners the peace of mind of knowing that in case of undervoltage or overvoltage conditions their connected equipment will be protected from damage, and in the event of a power failure, powered down correctly. (more…)

Loudspeaker Specialist Rune Karsbaek Joins SnapAV Product Development Team

rune-k-headshot.jpgCharlotte, NC – May 28, 2009 – SnapAV, the manufacturer and exclusive source of Episode™ speakers and electronics; Dragonfly™ film screens; Strong™ mounts and racks; Binary™ cables, compression connectors, baluns and bulk wire; Old Camden™ cine-cabinets and Wirepath™ structured wiring, today announced the appointment of Rune Karsbaek as product manager.

SnapAV President Jay Faison says, ?As a manufacturer focused on high-quality products, it is important for us to have high-quality people on our team. Rune Karsbaek’s experience and expertise in loudspeaker design will greatly benefit our company’s future audio offerings. We are thrilled to have him onboard.? (more…)

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Press Releases For : May 27, 2009

Mighty Men Hoist South Africa’s Largest Line Array System

mmc2009_arial.jpgGearhouse deploys hefty L-ACOUSTICS rig for annual event attended by over 130,000 Christian men

GREYTOWN, South Africa – May 2009 — Northwind Recording appointed Johannesburg-based Gearhouse South Africa to design and supply the country’s largest line array PA system to date for the three-day 2009 Mighty Men Conference (MMC) held in late-April.

Staged at the Shalom Farm in Greytown, KwaZulu-Natal, MMC has become an annual pilgrimage drawing men from all denominations and cultural groups across South Africa as well as Australia, the UK and USA. Headed up by Shalom Ministries’ Angus Buchan, the evangelist, writer and farmer who rose to recognition through his movie Faith Like Potatoes, the event has rapidly grown over the last five years to what this year attracted more than 130,000 people — all of whom needed to clearly see and hear the onstage action. (more…)

SunBriteTV Launches New 32″ Weatherproof Touchscreen LCD

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SUNBRITETV LAUNCHES NEW ALL-WEATHER INTERACTIVE TOUCHSCREEN LCD
New 32-Inch Monitor is Ideal for Outdoor Installations Where Interactive Communications is Desired

[Editor’s Note: Please use complete name, “SunBriteTV? when referencing the company]

MOORPARK, Calif., May 27, 2009 — SunBriteTV®, the innovator in all-weather outdoor LCD television technology, has introduced the Model 3220HD-TS, a 32-inch all-weather, touchscreen display designed for permanent outdoor commercial installations where interactive communications may be desired, including interactive directories, promotions, advertising or educational to name a few. (more…)

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TV Magic Strengthens International Presence With Opening of Latin America Office

SAN DIEGO — May 27, 2009 — Broadcast systems integrator TV Magic has continued its growth across the Americas with the opening of a Latin America office. Located in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, the new TV Magic office will provide the region with ready access to broadcast and A/V experts with intimate knowledge of area industry, language, and culture. Benito Behar will serve as vice president and general manager of the newly created company TV Magic SRL, a Mexican business entity and TV Magic subsidiary. (more…)

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Euroshow Purchases L-ACOUSTICS KUDO System

l-acoustics_kudo_array.jpgSAINT PETERSBURG, Russia — One of Russia’s largest rental companies, Saint Petersburg-based Euroshow, has acquired an L-ACOUSTICS inventory comprising 24 KUDO Line Source System cabinets and eight SB28 subwoofers, powered by LA8 amplified controllers housed in the recently launched LA-RAK. 

Euroshow, which was established in 2002, is a multi-discipline equipment rental company providing lighting, sound, audio visual, structures, rigging and power distribution for the Russian market. Last year the company supplied systems and equipment for acts such as Metallica, Patricia Kaas, the Scorpions and 50 Cent on the Russian legs of their international tours. (more…)

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Optoma Taps Peerless for New Universal Mount

MILPITAS, Calif. | May 26, 2009 | Optoma®, the award-winning manufacturer of digital projection and display devices, has introduced its all new universal ceiling mount developed by Peerless Industries. The Optoma Universal Mount by Peerless offers installers a high-quality, feature-rich ceiling mount from two of the leading and most trusted names in projection. The universal ceiling mount will begin shipping at the end of May, and has an estimated street price of $159. (more…)

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