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Press Releases For : August 28, 2008

Wisdom Audio Launches L150i Reference Line Source In-Wall Speaker for Sage Series High-End Architectural Audio System

CARSON CITY, Nev., August 28, 2008 — Wisdom Audio (www.wisdomaudio.com), the leader in planar magnetic technologies, is proud to announce that it will debut its new L150i reference line source in-wall speaker system at the 2008 CEDIA Expo, held in Denver from Sept. 4-7 at the Colorado Convention Center, booth SR-16. The L150i is the tallest line source within the new award-nominated Sage Series. (more…)

Rotel Introduces the new 15 Series Home Audio Components

North Reading, MA—August 28, 2008—For nearly five decades, home audio electronics manufacturer Rotel has been known worldwide for creating components that deliver serious audio and video performance at affordable prices. Now the multinational company has chosen September’s 2008 CEDIA Expo, in Denver, CO, to debut an all new product range. The launch of the 15 Series will unveil a broad range of home theater and custom-installation electronics sure to enhance Rotel’s already highly regarded reputation. (more…)

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Da-Lite Screen Company and Joe Kane Productions Announce Strategic Partnership

JKP Affinity 2Da-Lite Screen Company and Joe Kane Productions have entered into a strategic partnership to design, develop and manufacture High Definition (HD) projection screens for the Home Theater and Film Production markets. Da-Lite is the leading worldwide manufacturer of projection screens and Joe Kane Productions (JKP) is a leading HD expert and consultant.

“The advent of newer and more technology driven HD digital projectors feature a new generation of optics that make most traditional projection screens obsolete,? stated Joe Kane, President of Joe Kane Productions. One such projector is the new SP-A800B from Samsung, which was developed with the assistance of JKP. With the SP-A800B 1080p DLP display, Samsung and Joe Kane Productions have set a new reference in home theater projector excellence. “Once we had developed the SP-A800B,? continued Kane, “we realized that traditional projection screens were not able to display the incredible detail or uniformity of the image being produced by the projector. We turned to Da-Lite for a solution that would let the professional broadcast community as well as the Home Theater viewer experience the exceptional performance of the new Samsung HD technology.?

The result of the collaboration between Da-Lite and Joe Kane Productions has resulted
in the announcement of the new JKP Affinity Screens from Da-Lite. The first products in the JKP Affinity Screen line include HD Progressive proprietary fabrics. Da-Lite JKP Affinity HD Progressive projection screens feature low gain for an incredibly wide viewing angle and an image uniformity not seen prior to this combination of products. JKP Affinity Screens from Da-Lite are specifically designed for High Definition Professional Broadcast and Home Theater applications.

“When Joe explained the difficulties the new Samsung projector had utilizing traditional projection screens, we challenged our chemists and engineers to develop a new material that would deliver the very best HD digital image in our experience,? said Blake Brubaker, Vice President of Da-Lite Sales. “With the HD Progressive screen fabrics, we have the first materials designed to deliver the next generation of HD digital projector images. We are extremely pleased to launch the JKP Affinity Screens using these break-through projection screens.?

Joe Kane Productions (JKP) was founded in 1982 with the intent of assisting the video industry in improving the quality of the video. Since then, the company has been actively involved in lectures, training, writing and consulting on topics of display standards, including such diverse topics as screen specification for projection displays and specifications for all sorts of equipment used to drive displays. Mr. Kane is a past chair of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Working Group on Professional & Studio Monitors. He has also produced several groundbreaking programs, including A Video Standard, two versions of Video Essentials and multiple versions of Digital Video Essentials.

The new Da-Lite JKP Affinity Screens premiered at this year’s CEDIA EXPO 2008

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Founded in 1909, Da-Lite Screen Company is the leading producer of high quality commercial and residential projection screens worldwide. With headquarters in
Warsaw, Indiana and additional operations in the U.S. and Europe, Da-Lite manufacturers projection screens and accessories to Fortune 500 companies, entertainment and major broadcast networks, education systems and governments
around the globe. Today Da-Lite’s proprietary screen technologies are specified for
the most demanding installations from military training simulators to boardrooms and classrooms to home theaters. Da-Lite has become the “First Name in Projection Screens.? For more information visit Da-lite.com.

DOBSON SOUND AND DIGICO CONSOLES MAKE THE BIG CHILL SOUND COOL

The Big Chill is a different sort of festival, just ask any of the thousands of people that spend a weekend in August come rain or shine – but normally shine, some would have you believe – in the beautiful grounds of Eastnor Castle Deer Park in the Malvern Hills of Herefordshire.

This is a home it has claimed since 2002 and one that its audio provider, Dobson Sound, has joined it at for the past five years and this year, the company has reaped the full benefits of deploying DiGiCo digital mixing consoles at this most laid back of events. (more…)

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Barix Provides Audio Over IP Solution For PA Network Audio At World Youth Day 2008 In Australia

Solution provides cost-efficient live voice streaming to 20 PA locations and 400,000 people around Sydney, as well as local playback using Barix Exstreamers

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, August 27, 2008 — Barix AG, a pioneer in IP-based audio, intercom, control, and monitoring, today announced that The PA People, a specialist contractor for sound reinforcement, AV systems and communications based in Sydney, Australia, recently used a Barix Audio over IP solution to distribute PA audio across Sydney for World Youth Day 2008 . The Barix solution included an Instreamer-100 encoder and multiple Exstreamer-100 decoders to enable real-time, zoned audio streaming and playback to more than 20 PA locations around Sydney and its inner suburbs to provide crowd management in a sea of more than 400,000 attendees. (more…)

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Press Releases For : August 27, 2008

ELECTROGRAPH LEADS THE EVOLUTION OF RESIDENTIAL SYSTEMS DURING CEDIA EXPO 2008

First 3D Gaming Application, New RevolutionHD Displays, Network Music Players, Energy-Efficient Thermostat, Residential Theaters, Training/Education Registration

August 27, 2008 – HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK – Electrograph Systems, Inc., a leading national distributor of display technology products and services, is driving the evolution of residential systems with exclusive availability of the CEDIA market’s hottest new displays, audio and control equipment. Electrograph will exhibit the latest CEDIA trends and offer multiple education and training registration opportunities in Booth #1000 during CEDIA EXPO, September 4-7, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. (more…)

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Antennas Direct Named to Inc 500 List

Aug. 27, 2008: ST. LOUIS, Mo. – St. Louis based antenna manufacturer Antennas Direct was recognized by Inc. magazine for the accomplishment of earning the rank of 380 on the 2008 Inc. 500, which celebrates the fastest-growing private companies in America. The company experienced a 795 percent increase in revenue growth between 2004 and 2007.

Antennas Direct makes over-the-air television antennas specifically designed to capture post 2009 digital TV broadcasts. Company founder and President Richard Schneider said the company’s astounding growth was a direct result of the federal Digital Television Transition, which mandates television broadcasting switch from analog transmission to digital transmission by Feb. 17, 2009. (more…)

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Meridian Showcases Award-Winning Digital Active Loudspeakers During CEDIA 2008

CEDIA 2008, Denver, Colorado—Meridian Audio Limited recognized as a world leader in digital audio and video technologies for music and home-theater systems is pleased to showcase the award-winning DSP7200 Digital Active Loudspeakers including the new horizontal center channel during the upcoming 2008 CEDIA Expo. Like all Meridian’s DSP Loudspeakers, the DSP7200 combines state-of-the-art driver and enclosure engineering with multiple, on-board amplifiers for the dynamics and freedom from distortion that only active-speaker design can deliver. (more…)

AURALEX RECRUITED TO OUTFIT CEDIA’S ‘HOME THEATER AUDIO CALIBRATION’ LEARNING LAB WITH ACOUSTIC CONTROL PANELS

DENVER, CO – Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, will participate in the debut of CEDIA’s Learning Lab concept by outfitting one of the show’s three labs with Auralex’s freestanding ProGobo acoustical products.

The Home Theater Audio Calibration Learning Lab will house a full home theater system, where students will perform a comprehensive 5.1 audio set up and calibration exercise. Students will go through a typical step-by-step verification and calibration process, including level balance and equalization. Auralex’s ProGobos are extremely adaptable to any room environment and will help to create a more useable and balanced space to demonstrate these calibration techniques. (more…)

JBL Professional Loudspeakers Power Beijing Olympics Fencing Hall, Soon To Be The National Convention Center

Demonstrating the wide variety and interoperability of JBL loudspeakers in one of the world’s largest showcases, the Fencing Hall at the National Convention Center in Beijing recently hosted the fencing and modern pentathlon events at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. This brand new space, located on the Olympic Green, was built specifically for the Olympics.

The Fencing Hall features 14 fencing strips, a warm-up room, stands for thousands of fans, a television broadcasting room, and lounge and shower facilities. With the conclusion of the games, the hall will now be converted to a convention hall. There are also numerous features aimed at lowering the environmental impact of the hall including an increase in energy savings and water conservation. (more…)

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