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Press Releases For : October 31, 2008

ALTINEX INTRODUCES DR446-103 HDMI VIDEO OVER 5-COAX TRANSMITTER-RECEIVER

dr446-103_hi.jpgBrea, CA – October 2008… Altinex, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of Modular AV Signal Management Solutions™, is pleased to introduce the DR446-103 HDMI Video Over 5-Coax Transmitter-Receiver. Designed as the ideal, cost-effective solution to utilize existing RGBHV cabling infrastructure to transmit the latest generation high resolution digital HDMI signals, the Altinex DR446-103 is the perfect digital bridge between legacy coaxial systems and newer HDMI systems. Now, users can upgrade, for example, their existing DVD players to Blu-Ray systems and transmit those output signals over coaxial cable to an upgraded display on the receiving end. (more…)

Patrick Herlihy Joins Listen as Regional Sales/Product Manager

Listen Technologies Corporation announced the appointment of Patrick Herlihy as Regional Sales Manager for Canada. In his new position, Herlihy will be in charge of managing the company’s Canadian independent representatives and dealers in the sales channel.

In addition to his sales responsibilities, Patrick will have a role in Listen Technologies Corporation’s product management efforts focusing on language interpretation. Over the last ten years Listen Technologies has emerged as a leader for delivering wireless audio products for language interpretation. The addition of Herlihy’s expertise will strengthen Listen’s success in delivering language interpretation solutions to its customers. (more…)

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Press Releases For : October 30, 2008

Harman Professional Supports Recording Community With Sponsorship Of New GRAMMY Museum In Downtown Los Angeles

grammy-sponsorship.JPGConsistent with its longstanding support of the professional recording community, Harman Professional today announced its sponsorship of the new GRAMMY MuseumSM at L.A. LIVE, which opens in downtown Los Angeles in December. In doing so, the company will provide category-leading audio technologies from its JBL, Crown, BSS Audio, AKG and Soundcraft brands which will be deployed throughout the ambitious and impressive new museum and will also be the lead sponsor of The Recording Academy®’s Producers & Engineers Wing exhibit to be named ?Playback: From Mono to Surround.? (more…)

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InfoComm to Conduct Lunch & Learn Using Listen Technologies Portable FM Systems

Listen Technologies Corporation is pleased to announce sponsorship of the InfoComm Lunch and Learn program via an in-kind donation of its Portable FM Systems.

Listen’s Portable FM products are an ideal solution for facilitating tours in factories and museums. Or, as will be the case for InfoComm’s Lunch and Learn program, for participants to see facilities where leading edge technology has been implemented.

At the most recent Lunch and Learn attendees enjoyed a tour of the new Gaylord Resort located on 42 acres on the banks of the Potomac River in Prince George’s County. The new conferencing facility includes presentation systems, videoconferencing suites, audio conferencing and digital signage.

“We were expecting multiple groups of fifty to sixty people for each Lunch & Learn, and the noisy, dynamic environment makes it a challenge to keep everyone together as well making sure our guests can hear the tour guide,? noted Cheryl Regan of InfoComm. “We have used the Listen system before and know that it is easy to use and it works well for this kind of situation.?

The Listen Tour Group System includes an LT-700 Portable Transmitter with a microphone that allows the tour guide to speak in a normal tone of voice thus eliminating voice strain and yelling. Each guest is provided with an LR-400 Portable Digital Display FM Receiver and an LA-164 Ear Speaker. With a transmission range of 150 feet, guests don’t have to crowd together or push to the front to hear the presentation.

“So often in our industry we plan and prepare for showcasing our technology visually, and often miss how critical it can be to hear the message of what is being shown, said Cory Schaeffer, vice president of sales & marketing at Listen. “Listen applauds InfoComm for recognizing the importance of making sure their guests will clearly hear what is being said, even in the noisiest of environments .?

About Listen Technologies Corporation
Listen Technologies Corporation manufactures and distributes wireless audio products used in auditory assistance, soundfield, tour group, language interpretation and conferencing applications. Listen products provide superb audio performance, flexibility and ease of use, making them the ideal choice for schools, houses of worship, factories, entertainment facilities, government agencies and other entities. For more information on Listen solutions, contact Listen Technologies at +1.800.330.0891, or visit www.listentech.com.

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AV Week Activities a Success

Salt Lake Education Foundation RepresentativesListen Technologies Corporation joined a host of companies and organizations from around the world to celebrate AV week October 19 – 26.

On Tuesday, October 21st, Jeremy Timothy, FM Product Manager and Kasey Kaumans, Inside Sales Associate for Listen Technologies enlightened students at Jordan High School with an AV Week presentation. Students learned about the history and science of audio and how AV touches their lives in many ways. (more…)

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Mitsubishi Electric and C-nario Announce Partnership in Benelux, Eastern Europe, Russia, CIS and Turkey

Mijdrecht, The Netherlands and Tel Aviv, Israel – October 30, 2008. Mitsubishi Electric’s Visual Information Systems Division in the Netherlands, and C-nario, a global provider of digital signage software solutions, today announced a strategic partnership to provide comprehensive digital signage solutions. Mitsubishi’s product offering, including professional LCD monitors, multimedia projectors, LED display systems and display wall cube systems, will be combined with C-nario’s digital signage software products as turnkey solutions for all system integrators offering digital signage solutions. Mitsubishi Electric Benelux office is responsible for Benelux, Eastern Europe, Russia, CIS and Turkey. (more…)

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Video Mount Products Features ER-148 Equipment Rack at EH Expo Fall 2008

video-mount-products-er-148-equipment-rack.JPGSTEVENSVILLE, Md., Oct. 30, 2008 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the video, audio, and security industries, is proud to announce it will feature its ER-148 equipment rack at the Fall 2008 Electronic House Expo, held in Long Beach, Calif. from Nov. 5-7 at the Long Beach Convention Center, booth 533. (more…)

YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO TRAINING RETURNS TO NEW YORK CITY WITH SHURE MICROPHONES

BUENA PARK, Calif.─On November 4th & 5th, Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Seminars (YCATS) will be held in New York City in collaboration with Shure Microphones, offering a unique two-day comprehensive Sound Reinforcement seminar that will include:

- Wired and wireless microphone types, use and selection/applications
- Digital snakes and applications (more…)

Capitol Sales Company Mails New Print Catalog

ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 30, 2008—Capitol Sales Company’s new 506-page print catalog is now available and highlights several new enhancements from the previous year’s edition.
“Our dealers continue to provide us feedback on how our catalog can be a more useful tool for them,? said Curt Hayes, President and Chief Financial Officer. “In the past five years, our catalog has grown in size by 50 percent with significant expansion of the product lines and products that we carry. Every year, we expand and enhance the popular catalog, and this year is no exception.? (more…)

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The Third Floor Selects InterSense Motion Tracking Technology to Support Film and Gaming Previsualization

IS-900 virtual camera technology used in development of two Robert Zemeckis CGI films, “Beowulf? and “A Christmas Carol,? as well as for Blizzard Entertainment’s “Starcraft II? video game

Bedford, MA, October 28, 2008 — InterSense Incorporated, a market leader in precision motion technology, announced today that The Third Floor, a premier digital studio that offers previsualization for commercials, feature films and video game cinematics, has expanded its IS-900 virtual camera motion tracking system to broaden its real-time previsualization capabilities. To date, the company has used an IS-900 system for two Robert Zemeckis animated films, “Beowulf? (2007) and “A Christmas Carol? (2009), as well as in the development of Blizzard Entertainment’s “Starcraft II? video game, with additional projects in progress. (more…)

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