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Press Releases For : January 15, 2009

Draper Receives Award for Energy Conservation

(SPICELAND, IND)—Draper, Inc., a leading manufacturer of gymnasium equipment, projection screens, window shades and lifts and mounts for flatscreens and video projectors, has been recognized for its efforts to reduce energy use in the company’s facilities.

Draper was one of 20 companies to receive a 2008 Green-Tint Energy Award from the Indiana Energy Savings Initiative and Westinghouse Corporation. This award is given to Indiana companies who effectively reduce their energy footprint by 50 percent.
Draper received the Green-Tint Energy Award for cutting warehouse energy consumption through the use of Applied Air hybrid heating systems and Westinghouse T5 high efficiency light fixtures. (more…)

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Draper Introduces Fine Art for FlatScreens

tapestry-shades.jpg(Spiceland, Ind.) – A leading provider of motorized projection screens, window coverings and projector lifts has joined forces with the world’s largest weaver of tapestries. Screen manufacturer Draper, Inc. and Fine Art Tapestries introduce Fine Art for FlatScreens, which conceals a flatscreen television with a stunning work of art and reveals it at the touch of a switch or wireless controller. (more…)

Draper Adds Lift for Use on Stages and in Other Public Venues

Draper TorkStar(Spiceland, Ind.)—Draper’s new TorkStar Utility Line Set is designed to raise and lower a wide range of products commonly used on stages, in gymnasiums and churches and other public venues.

TorkStar is an inherently safe, simple lifting system designed for intermittent usage, which can be used to raise and lower lighting, speakers, backdrops, scenery, banners, flags, projection screens and more.

TorkStar eliminates the need for stepladders, scaffolding, or lifts to service or change lamps, filters, or other ceiling suspended items. In the event of an electrical outage or motor failure, there is sufficient braking capacity to arrest the entire system.

TorkStar is the latest addition to Draper’s Conceal/Reveal product line. For more information on the TorkStar, go to www.draperinc.com/go/TorkStar.htm.

Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom Gets NEXO and Yamaha Facelift

manhattan-centers-grand-ballroom-nexo-geo-s-12-and-yamaha-m7cl.JPG─Room Upgrades Include a NEXO GEO S12 Line Array and Two Yamaha M7CL Digital Consoles─

BUENA PARK, Calif.─Originally built as the Manhattan Opera House in 1906 by Oscar Hammerstein I, the Manhattan Center boasts a rich history of entertainment, corporate and cultural events. Now, more than 100 years later, the building still serves the metro New York area with two unique event spaces – The Hammerstein and The Grand Ballrooms. The flexibility of these rooms, along with their connection to in-house recording and television studios, allows clients to transform the rooms to suit any style of event, from corporate events, rock concerts, and television shoots to trade or fashion shows and product launches. (more…)

RF CENTRAL OFFERS TELEVISION STATIONS ENHANCED FLEXIBILITY WITH LAUNCH OF RFX-DIGITAL FIXED LINKS

Carlisle, PA, January15, 2009 – RF Central, a brand of The Vitec Group, is proud to introduce its new family of digital fixed links, the GL Series, to broadcasters throughout the country. As an ideal solution for Studio Transmitter Link (STL), Transmitter Studio Link (TSL) and Inter City Relay (ICR) applications, the versatile GL Series modular platforms offer the use of different boards, allowing the units to accept analog video, E3, EI (4x), ASI or SDI inputs with the option of mixing signals together and sending all signals over a single link. (more…)

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HOT NAMM NEWS: ENTER SENNHEISER’S STAGEMEISTER COMPETITION!

stagemeister_logo.JPGANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 2009: Audio specialist Sennheiser is getting the new (concert) year off to an exciting start by launching a roadie competition. The Sennheiser StageMeister Contest at www.sennheiser-stagemeister.com offers entrants the opportunity to accompany a touring band as a roadie. The competition is supported by Sennheiser subsidiaries and partners around the globe, who will provide practical training for the winners. The competition is being launched at the NAMM show and will start by searching for a roadie from the USA and Canada, before focusing on entrants from Europe during the second round in April. The band that the North American roadie winner will accompany for a week during the 2009 summer festival season will be Simple Plan from Canada. (more…)

dnp Introduces Discreet Housing for Ceiling Mount Supernova Flex

dnp Ceiling Mount Cassette for Supernova Flexdnp denmark, the world’s leading supplier of optical screen technology, has announced the release of a new Ceiling Cassette allowing for discreet installation and storage of the retractable Supernova Flex screen. (more…)

Analog Way announces the Di-VentiX LE, a new dual Scaler Multi Layer Hi-Resolution Mixer Seamless Switcher

January 2009 – Paris, France – Analog Way, a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative image converters and presentation switchers, announces a new release to its High Resolution Seamless Switchers range: Di-VentiX LE (ref DVX8032), a Dual Scaler Multi Layer Hi-Resolution Mixer Seamless Switcher. (more…)

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Analog Way announces the Di-VentiX II™, a Multi-Layer Hi-Resolution Mixer Scaler Seamless Switcher with Keying. A new powerful Edge Blending system with 4 Scalers!

Analog Way, a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative image converters and presentation switchers announces a new release to its High Resolution Seamless Switcher range. (more…)

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Coemar Infinity Wash XL Lights Toast Michael Buble At Madison Square Garden

It’s indisputable…Coemar Infinity Wash XL and ACL lights imparted spunk and spirit to Canadian star-songster Michael Buble’s strong sellout at Madison Square Garden on December 5th, 2008.

The riveting close to Buble’s 40-country ’07-’08 “Call Me Irresponsible” world tour drew from Coemar’s Infinity Wash XL line of rugged, dependable lights to spruce the sparkling space up for Buble’s velvet vocals. (more…)

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