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Press Releases For : November 13, 2008

Da-Lite Announces Dan Drook For The Newly Created Vice President of Home Theater Sales Position.

dan-drook.jpgWARSAW, IN – November 6, 2008 – Da-Lite Screen Company is pleased to welcome back Dan Drook in the new position of Vice President of Home Theater Sales. Drook started his outstanding career in the home theater industry at Da-Lite, before gaining additional market experience and knowledge at SIM2 and Schneider Optics. (more…)

Scharff Weisberg Lights Up The Star While Chris Botti Jazzes Up The Pops ’08

BottiScharff Weisberg worked on a unique lighting job for two performances by Columbia Records’ jazz wonder Chris Botti (with Keith Lockhart and The Boston Pops), featuring Sting and Steven Tyler.

The Scharff Weisberg team had been sought after to light the shows, to be held at Symphony Hall Boston on September 18th & 19th, 2008, with an array of lights required to help create what assistant lighting designer David Marcucci calls a “smokey jazz look.” And, because a DVD, Blu-ray, and subsequent PBS broadcast of the event had been planned, special illumination considerations were to be accounted for. (more…)

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Jünger Audio Launches New Level Magic DSP Card

Dynamics processing specialist Jünger Audio has introduced a number of new additions to its ground-breaking Level Magic automated audio loudness control system for production and broadcast.

These new addition enable Jünger Audio to offer an integrated workflow solution for managing Dolby coded 5.1 audio signals in production, ingest and playout.

Peter Pörs, managing director of Jünger Audio, says: “Our aim is to offer an outstanding integrated workflow solution that incorporates signal monitoring and smart 5.1/2.0 fail over switching, including programme metadata management. The new cards we have introduced draw on our 20-plus years of experience in dynamic range processing and provide Level Magic customers with a solution that is far more effective than anything else on the market.? (more…)

Imperial College Installs A White Mark Room

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Vacant space on the top floor of Imperial College London’s Central Library in South Kensington, London, has been redeveloped to form a new creative space for members of the College’s Communications Division.

A key facet of this project was the installation of a television studio and editing suite, which was designed by acoustic specialists White Mark Ltd and installed by Wire Broadcast. It is equipped with a Media 100 HDe nonlinear editing suite with centrally racked playback facilities for Betacam, U-Matic, VHS and DVD. Vision mixing is provided in the editing suite which is linked to the studio for multi-camera working using Sony DSR 450 cameras. Media encoding/streaming is also achieved within the facility with options for Real Player and Flash formats. (more…)

Press Releases For : November 12, 2008

Niles Appoints McCarthy to VP of Engineering and Product Development

Niles Audio Corporation today announced the appointment of Tom McCarthy to Vice President of Engineering and Product Development. A 25-year industry veteran, McCarthy offers Niles an extensive track record of bringing innovative home entertainment products to market faster, with the highest level of quality and dependability. Prior to joining Niles, McCarthy served as Advisor to the Chairman of the Board at D&M Holdings, where he played a key role in developing its technology strategy. At D&M Holdings he served as a member of its acquisition team and led the concept and development of a networked Home Entertainment System that won “Best Overall Product of the Year? at the Consumer Electronic Show in 2004. McCarthy also served as Director of Research and Development Operations at Bose. (more…)

Marshall Communications Collaborating With HaiVision to Deliver Low-Latency H.264 Video Encoding to U.S. Federal Markets

MONTREAL — Nov. 11, 2008 — HaiVision Systems Inc., the world’s leading vendor of high-performance H.264 HD and SD video codecs, today announced a new partnership with Marshall Communications Corporation through which MARSHALL will serve as a HaiVision integrator for network video applications within the U.S. federal market. MARSHALL will represent the full line of HaiVision solutions, providing sales, support, and design and integration services for federal customers requiring the lowest-latency video transmission via satellite, video backhaul, and control room applications. (more…)

Xtreme Technology Corporation Reinvents the Home Phone System by Integrating the Cell Phone with the Home Phone

lowres.jpgCalgary, Alberta—November 2008 – Xtreme Technology Corporation is proud to announce the reinvention of the home phone system with the revolutionary new XLink, the world’s first multiple cell phone Bluetooth gateway. The new XLink BT & BTTN models seamlessly pass cell phone calls through the regular telephones throughout your house and come equipped with a new long distance solution, eliminating costly service charges and saving consumers money. (more…)

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Capitol Sales Learning Institute™ Launches

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 12, 2008—Already a recognized leader in industry education, Capitol Sales Company is redefining its education efforts to broaden its reach and become more accessible to dealers. The new comprehensive education program launches April 2009 with the Capitol Sales Learning Institute™—Regional Outreach program. This phase will take Capitol Sales’ successful training offerings on the road to six regions throughout 2009 in partnership with CEDIA On The Road. (more…)

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Crestron Dominates 7th Annual Multi-Room Awards At EHX Fall

Crestron earned an unprecedented six Multi-Room Awards at EHX Fall 2008 in Long Beach, California. The six awards earned by Crestron, including Best Overall Product for the AMS-AIP, were twice as many trophies than any other company in the industry.

Crestron also won top honors for the iLux™ integrated lighting and shade control system, the CEN-ISERVER dedicated audio server for the iPod®, the TPS-6X Isys® 6-inch wireless touchpanel, and Cameo™ designer keypad controllers. The seventh annual MRA program recognized products displaying exceptional innovation, functionality, and value. Award-winning products had to produce and substantiate significant contributions to multi-room audio, video and lighting in the custom residential market. (more…)

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Crestron Solutions Praised at Worship Facilities Expo

Crestron received awards in two major categories at the 2008 Worship Facilities Conference & Expo (WFX), the leading event for AV and technology managers in churches nationwide. The Crestron wireless iLux™ (CLS-C6RF) was judged the Best Lighting Product, and the new Isys® TPS-6X wireless touchpanel won top honors as the Best Building Material and System Product. The WFX New Product Awards, presented by Worship Facilities and Church Production magazines at a ceremony in Houston, Texas, recognized the most innovative digital media product in the category of podcasting, webcasting, and streaming media in 2008. (more…)

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