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Press Releases For : November 10, 2008

Avocent Announces the Industry’s First IEEE802.11n Based HD Video Extenders

Avocent MPX1550 Multipoint ExtenderHUNTSVILLE, Ala., November 10, 2008Avocent Corporation (NASDAQ: AVCT), the recognized leader in managed audio video wireless extension networking products for professional audio video applications, today announced the MPX1550 wireless extender. This breakthrough product combines Avocent’s field-proven MPX1500 wireless video distribution technology with the latest in WiFi advancements, IEEE802.11n MIMO-based radios, thereby raising the bar for wireless HD video distribution systems in terms of visual acuity, transmission distance, and noise immunity. (more…)

Press Releases For : November 7, 2008

SENNHEISER DOMINATES REALITY TV

dwts_2008.JPGHOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 2008: Television viewers have been getting an eyeful of Sennheiser this year as the company’s wireless microphone and personal monitor equipment has been increasingly incorporated into reality programming audio production. Now, as the new fall season gets underway, Sennheiser RF products are dominating primetime with appearances on “Dancing with the Stars,” “Don’t Forget the Lyrics” and “America’s Funniest Videos,” plus daytime talk show, “Ellen.” (more…)

SENNHEISER’S AUDIO BEAM CREATES A SOUND CEILING

olivieri_soundceiling.JPGLONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 2008: For one amazing night in September, the Long Beach artist group, FLOOD, dedicates four square blocks of indoor and outdoor space in the East Village Arts District to dozens of sound art installations. Now in its fifth year, “SoundWalk” bills itself as “an audio tour for people who don’t normally take audio tours” and has gained international acclaim. This year, seasoned theater sound designer and UC Irvine Professor Vincent Olivieri presented “Sound Ceiling” using four ultra-directional Sennheiser AudioBeam loudspeakers to deliver four unique aural environments within one undivided space. (more…)

STEVE WINWOOD ENDORSES NEUMANN/SENNHEISER

steve_winwood.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT: Steve Winwood continues to enjoy as prolific and collaborative a career as any musician could hope for. Over the past forty years, Winwood has worked with blues legends Muddy Waters, B.B. King and Bo Diddley, rock icons Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Joe Cocker, and even pop idol Christina Aguilera, among many, many others. His solo releases, including 2008′s “Nine Lives,” have enjoyed commercial success and critical acclaim. Together, his collaborations and celebrated solo efforts have the now sixty year-old Winwood touring and recording as vigorously as ever! Winwood relies on a Neumann KMS 105 vocal microphone for both his live engagements and his studio work, and he and his band upgraded their wireless personal monitoring systems to Sennheiser ew 300 IEM G2s for their recent tour of North America with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. (more…)

NSCA University Names 2008 Educator, Instructors of the Year

Students gain valuable knowledge from University courses

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, November 4, 2008 —Dan Erickson of General Communications was recently named NSCA University’s Educator of the Year. Erickson received NSCA’s top education award based on student feedback from his course, “Networking Issues that Impact AV Integrators and Designers,? which he taught for the College of System Design during NSCA University™ at InfoComm 08. (more…)

EARN NATIONAL RECOGNITION THROUGH NSCA EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS AWARDS

Distinguished Awards Honor Integrator Achievements

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, October 27, 2008 — NSCA members who have shown exceptional achievements can share their expertise with peers and customers through NSCA’s Excellence in Business Awards. The awards will be presented at the 2009 NSCA Business and Leadership Conference, sponsored by InfoComm International, February 26-28, in Phoenix, AZ. (more…)

INTELIX REVOLUTIONIZES AUDIO DISTRIBUTION WITH A 93% ENERGY EFFICIENT MIXER /AMP

Athena front panelMiddleton, WI—Designed for medium zone-based audio distribution applications, the Intelix Audisey Athena combines the flexibility of a true matrix mixer with digital signal processing and up to sixteen individual amplifiers—all in a single three rack space package. Plus, the Athena’s internal digital amplifiers feature 93% energy efficient performance with load sensing capability, providing powerful performance with low heat loss. (more…)

Capitol Sales Hosts Seminar on Universal Remote Control’s Latest Two-Way Touch Screen Remote

LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 7, 2008—Capitol Sales Company is hosting a one-day seminar for experienced custom installation professionals who will learn hands-on programming of the new MX-6000 color touch-screen remote control. The seminar will be held on Nov. 13 at the company’s headquarters office in Eagan, Minn. The device was recently introduced by Universal Remote Control®, Inc. at the CEDIA EXPO in Denver. Known as a world leader in the custom design, engineering, manufacturing and distribution of high-quality remote controls and home automation products, Universal Remote is located in Harrison, N.Y. (more…)

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Projector Lamp Services Now Provides NEW Complete Projector Lamps

Projector Lamp Services, LLC (PLS) now offers NEW complete lamp assemblies for a variety of front projectors and RPTVs.
For PLS, the priority is ensuring that customers receive exceptional service. In expanding the offering of lamp replacement possibilities, PLS now provides customers with access to new lamps that are completely assembled and ready for installation. Distributors are welcome to contact PLS about special pricing and availability. (more…)

Antennas Direct Now Available at Best Buy

Nov. 6, 2008: ST. LOUIS — As the deadline to the nationwide DTV switch movers closer, Best Buy moves to make the transition smoother. Starting Nov. 1, Best Buy will offer Antennas Direct’s Clearstream 2 antennas in stores nationwide. The ClearStream 2’s unique compact frame and superior DTV reception capability have contributed to its growing demand in the retail industry. Now that the antennas are available in Best Buy stores, consumers will quickly notice the improvement in reception with antennas that are designed specifically for digital frequencies. (more…)

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