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Press Releases For : August 22, 2008

Meyer Sound MICA Provides Power and Versatility for Tokyo’s Akasaka ACT Theater

Recently installed with a versatile Meyer Sound system, the 1,324-seat Akasaka ACT Theater in Tokyo is a multi-use venue designed to host a wide range of shows, from Broadway-style productions to symphonies, opera and dance. It is also part of the city-within-a-city of Tokyo Broadcasting System’s Akasaka Sacas as other large corporations successfully created complexes that are essentially micro-neighborhoods surrounding their headquarters in the high-density environs of Tokyo, including Fuji Television’s Odaiba, TV Asahi’s Roppongi Hills and Nippon TV’s Shiodome. (more…)

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Meyer Sound Names John McMahon to Executive Director Position

Meyer Sound has announced the appointment of John McMahon to the newly-created position of Executive Director of Digital Products. McMahon’s new position reflects Meyer Sound’s continually expanding commitment to the development and integration of its acclaimed digital products line, which have become an integral part of Broadway and West End theatrical productions, the highly celebrated shows of Cirque du Soleil®, as well as major festivals, tours, and events. (more…)

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Meyer Sound Matrix3 Drives the Pulse of Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony

Few live events have the power to draw an audience of billions, but the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics easily surpassed that landmark. The largest international sporting event of the 21st century was also the most technically complex Olympics ceremony ever, broadcast for the first time in High Definition and surround sound. At the heart of it all was Meyer Sound’s Matrix3™ audio show control system, which managed all technical aspects of the performance, including audio, motion control, pyrotechnics, and lighting. (more…)

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Press Releases For : August 21, 2008

TRIBUTARIES® Takes ‘Cool on a Spool’ promotion to a whole new level!

Orlando, Florida, August 2008—Tributaries® Cable is thrilled to announce their “Cool on a Spool? marketing initiative culminating in the giveaway of a new 2008 Mini Cooper S Clubman during this year’s CEDIA Expo in Denver, Colorado. The drawing will be held live on Friday, September 5th at 5 pm MST. CEDIA President Utz Baldwin will be on hand to draw the winning company name, along with “Into Tomorrow Radio? host Dave Graveline who will serve as emcee. (more…)

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Miele uses Barco visualization for collaboration, presentation and product design

Barco, a technology leader in virtual reality, has recently installed a three-sided, eight-channel 3D stereo display wall at Miele’s Gütersloh headquarters. German household appliance premium manufacturer Miele wanted to have a visualization system that could fulfill roles as a collaboration center, a presentation display and an immersive virtual reality environment. Towards this end, Barco worked together with integrator Erben to develop a unique 3D stereo system with multi-windowing and tracking capabilities. (more…)

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Technomad Loudspeakers Pass GLL Certification At NWAA Labs

GLL testing provides detailed measurements of loudspeaker data to allow more accurate positioning and simulation of loudspeakers in various venues and environments

BOSTON, August 18, 2008 – Technomad Associates, LLC, a leader in weatherproof loudspeakers and audio systems since 1995, has upgraded to the GLL (Generic Loudspeaker Library) format to measure and present its loudspeaker design specifications to the pro audio industry. GLL format data gives Technomad design engineers, consultants and contractors more options in positioning and simulating loudspeakers in large sports, entertainment and other venues that require array or clustered installations. Technomad is one of several loudspeaker manufacturers that encompass the first wave of GLL supporters in the pro audio industry. (more…)

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YAMAHA COMMERICAL AUDIO SYSTEMS, INC. NAMES NEXO MANUFACTURER’S REPS

─Millar Electronics First Rep to Carry NEXO Line─

BUENA PARK, Calif.─Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) has announced a change in its distribution strategy regarding NEXO speaker products. The company will name Manufacturer’s Representative firms in specific geographical market areas to sell NEXO products. The company will continue with its “factory direct? sales force to approach to represent Yamaha Commercial Audio and NEXO products. “While we respect the various Manufacturer “Rep? companies in the marketplace, we believe this factory direct approach is best for our business model,” states Larry Italia, Vice President/General Manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. “That said, we are constantly evaluating our strategies and the evolving marketplace and look to do whatever it takes to improve our dealers’ ability to succeed with all of our products.” (more…)

Two Soundcraft GB4 Mixing Consoles Find Home Base At The Fengtai Softball Stadium For The Beijing 2008 Summer Games

Managing to connect a thin bat with a small round ball has been an athletic pursuit for a great many centuries, and it will take on new significance when women’s softball teams from around world converge on Beijing to play in the Olympics Softball event. The large stadium complex, which consists of two ball fields and one training field, with a seating capacity of 13,000 will require sound commensurate with its scale.

The sound systems feature two Soundcraft GB4 Series desks at their core. A 32-channel GB4 and a 16-channel GB4 are providing mixing and management for the combined sound systems that comprise of 12 Crown CTs 2000 amplifiers, seven CTs 3000 amplifiers and five Crown CTs 1200 amplifiers driving 64 JBL Application Engineered (AE) Series and Precision Directivity (PD) Series surface-mount loudspeakers with processing by 23 dbx DriveRack 260 processors and two dbx PB48 processors. The GB4 offers a comprehensive array of functions in a small and cost-effective footprint including GB30 mic preamps re-engineered circuit topology and EQ designs, rigid steel chassis and high-quality vertically mounted PCB channel strips. The dual-mode topology allows it to be used for FOH or monitor duties with fader control of group or aux outputs. (more…)

Wassmann Audio Video And JBL Loudspeakers Blend Audio With Excitement At Multiple Six Flags Theme Parks Across The U.S.

Demonstrating the unmatched performance and ease of installation of JBL Control® Contractor loudspeakers and VRX line arrays, Wassmann Audio Video has installed sound systems in 10 Six Flags theme parks across the country. While each location poses its own acoustical challenges, JBL Control 29AV surface-mount loudspeakers and VRX932LA compact line array loudspeakers are prevalent in each park. (more…)

INTELIX RELEASES VGA, STEREO AUDIO, AND IR/RS232 EXTENDER

DIGI-VGASDMiddleton, WI- Intelix LLC, U.S. manufacturer of audio/video equipment and software, recently announced the release of the DIGI-VGASD, a professional-grade active balun set which distributes VGA video, stereo audio, and IR or RS232 signals over a single twisted pair cable.

“The DIGI-VGASD is an exciting release for us,? explains Cameron Smith, Intelix National Sales and Marketing Manager. “It is the first product in our new DIGI-VGASD line, a complete family of products including wallplate baluns, modular baluns, distribution amplifiers, and matrix switchers. All products are interoperable and provide the robust features and professional-grade performance our customers demand.? (more…)

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