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Press Releases For : January 23, 2015

Are you D1 and Only?

ew D1 VisualAnaheim, CA, January 23, 2015: To celebrate the launch of its new evolution wireless D1 digital microphone series, audio specialist Sennheiser is announcing a contest to find the ultimate cover version of “The One and Only”, the classic pop song by Chesney Hawkes. 50,000 euros worth of brilliant prizes can be won, with the very best performer winning their very own professionally produced music video and audio recording of their cover and ew D1 systems for their band.

Runner-up prizes include fantastic new D1 wireless microphone sets, and there are more opportunities to win: the first 20 valid entries will receive an evolution wireless D1 vocal set, as will the ten best covers as voted by the public.

Ingo AngresThe ultimate winner and best runners-up will be selected by a jury of industry experts from among the 20 best entries shortlisted by a public vote. Jury members include “The One and Only” song-writer, Nik Kershaw, Anastasia Schoeck of Imagem Music, Sennheiser CEO Andreas Sennheiser, and Joel Cassady of Walk off the Earth – a band whose own covers are the stuff of YouTube legend.

Ingo Angres, marketing manager Live Performance and MI at Sennheiser, explains the contest: “The evolution wireless D1 is all about setting your performance free and taking your talent to the next stage. It removes the hassle of complex set-ups and cables and delivers incredible sound quality. When there’s nothing in the way of your creativity, think what you could achieve. That’s the spirit behind this contest – we want to see people take a song everyone thinks they know and set themselves free to make something fresh and new.“

How to enter
ew D1 Vocal Set 2If you think you and your band are the ones to take on the challenge, then get creative, interpret the song in your own unique style and record a video of your performance and upload it to YouTube. Then simply visit www.sennheiser-D1.com to submit your entry. The competition will be open to entries from 21 January until midnight on 10th May 2015. 

Between 21 January and 19 May 2015, visitors to the Sennheiser contest page can vote for their favourite cover version. The 20 performances with the most votes will be announced on 20 May and will go through to the final round, with the top ten receiving a D1 vocal set. The jury will then proceed to judge the entries according to musical quality, unique style and authentic performance.

The winner, who will receive the grand prize, and the second and third places will be announced on 1 June 2015.

The Sennheiser Group based in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, was founded in 1945 and has gone on to become a leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Sales in 2013 totaled 590.4 million euros. Sennheiser employs more than 2,500 staff worldwide and operates plants in Germany, Ireland and the USA. The company has a worldwide network of subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hongkong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Australia and New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, and the USA. It also has long-established trading partners in other countries. Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin, a maker of studio microphones and monitor speakers, and Sennheiser Communications A/S, a joint venture making headsets for PCs, offices and call centers, are also part of the Sennheiser Group.

More up-to-date information about Sennheiser is available on the internet at www.sennheiser.com.

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1: Sennheiser launches a cover contest to celebrate the launch of evolution wireless D1
2: Ingo Angres, marketing manager Live Performance and MI at Sennheiser
3: The first 20 videos on the website will each receive an evolution wireless D1 Vocal Set for being so quick – as will the ten best covers with the most votes by the public

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Slovak TV Successfully Achieves Audio Loudness Compliance Around NUGEN Audio Loudness Management and Monitoring Tools

LEEDS, U.K. — Jan. 21, 2015 — NUGEN Audio today announced that Slovak TV, which is a part of Radio and Television of Slovakia (RTVS), Slovakia’s leading public television network, has adopted the full suite of NUGEN Audio loudness tools, including the VisLM-H visual loudness meter, ISL inter-sample true-peak limiter, LM-Correct stand-alone loudness tool, and LMB batch-processing loudness correction tool. Slovak TV has embraced NUGEN Audio solutions, enabling compliance with the Slovak government’s recent loudness regulations. G-tec Professional, a NUGEN Audio reseller based in Bratislava, Slovakia, provided the equipment and installation.

“Loudness regulation is sweeping Europe, and Slovakia is among the many countries that are adopting measures based on the European EBU-R128 standard. Slovak TV is leading the charge to help provide a more enjoyable audio experience for its television viewers,” said Jon Schorah, founder and creative director, NUGEN Audio. “Our partner, G-tec, has worked hard to ensure that all Slovak broadcasters have the tools they need to meet upcoming loudness standards and position NUGEN Audio products as critical solutions.”

G-tec recommended the NUGEN Audio tools as part of a broader project designed to modify Slovak TV’s operation for loudness monitoring, correction, and compliance. The Loudness Toolkit, consisting of the VisLM-H, ISL, and LM-Correct plug-ins for Avid | Pro Tools, provides everything Slovak TV’s audio engineers need to produce loudness-normalized audio according to EBU-R128. In addition, LMB provides offline loudness and true-peak analysis and correction of audio files to meet the standard.

“At G-tec we are committed to helping our broadcast clients prepare for the coming loudness regulation and understand how advanced loudness management tools can fit into their existing workflows. NUGEN Audio’s tools are an integral part of that effort,” said Boris Seitler, product manager, G-tec Professional. “Their ease of use, highly intuitive operation, and seamless integration into audio production workflows make them an ideal match to Slovak TV’s requirements.”

More information about NUGEN Audio products is available at www.nugenaudio.com.

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About NUGEN Audio
NUGEN Audio provides the broadcast and post-production industry’s most advanced solutions for end-to-end loudness management, metering, and correction from content acquisition through to playout. Reflecting the real-world production experience of the NUGEN Audio design team, the company’s products make it easier to deliver high-quality, compliant audio while saving time, reducing costs, and preserving the creative process. NUGEN Audio’s tools for audio analysis, loudness metering, mixing/mastering, and tracking are used by the world’s top names in broadcast, post-production, and music production. For more information, visit www.nugenaudio.com.

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Sennheiser and Apogee announce partnership at NAMM Show

Anaheim, CA, January 23, 2015: At Winter NAMM, audio specialist Sennheiser and Apogee Electronics, industry leader in digital audio conversion technology, have announced their collaboration.

logosAt the NAMM Show in Anaheim, Apogee’s Betty Bennett and Sennheiser’s Peter Claussen have jointly announced the cooperation of their companies. Peter Claussen, COO of Sennheiser, said that “Apogee and Sennheiser are a perfect fit. We both operate in the demanding premium sector, serving professional and semi-professional audio customers across the globe. Our product portfolios perfectly complement each other, and I am looking forward to collaborate with a company that has truly pushed the boundaries of digital audio.”

Betty Bennett, Co-Founder and CEO of Apogee, commented, “This is an exciting collaboration for us. Sennheiser is a highly respected brand with an incredible product portfolio and an extensive global reach. Our reputation for delivering premium products to the pro and prosumer markets are well aligned and our core competencies are very complementary. This collaboration will result in innovative, high-quality products that will truly inspire our customers.”

Details about the collaboration are to be revealed at a later date.

About Apogee
Apogee Electronics is an award-winning manufacturer of professional audio devices that advance audio recording and deliver ultimate sound quality, inspiring simplicity and incredible value. Apogee initially made its name with special anti-aliasing filters that solved many of the early problems associated with digital audio. Later, Apogee’s complete conversion systems pushed the envelope of digital audio quality and established Apogee as a key innovator in the field of professional digital audio. Today, Apogee converters and audio interfaces are regarded as the reference standard in the audio industry. Products such as Symphony I/O, Big Ben, Ensemble and Duet all have set the benchmark by which digital audio recording hardware is judged. Now with its latest products JAM and MiC, designed especially for Apple’s iPad, iPhone and GarageBand software, Apogee continues to be at the forefront of recording technology. Apogee’s mission is to build products that offer ultimate sound quality, innovative design and unparalleled value to all music creators from the aspiring artist to the discerning audio professional.

About Sennheiser
The Sennheiser Group based in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, was founded in 1945 and has gone on to become a leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Sales in 2013 totaled 590.4 million euros. Sennheiser employs more than 2,500 staff worldwide and operates plants in Germany, Ireland and the USA. The company has a worldwide network of subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hongkong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Australia and New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, and the USA. It also has long-established trading partners in other countries. Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin, a maker of studio microphones and monitor speakers, and Sennheiser Communications A/S, a joint venture making headsets for PCs, offices and call centers, are also part of the Sennheiser Group.

More up-to-date information about Sennheiser is available on the internet at www.sennheiser.com.

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Joseph Electronics to Carry Full Line of VITEC Products

NILES, Ill. — Jan. 21, 2015 — Joseph Electronics (JE), the premier one-stop shop for the broadcast industry and provider of fiber termination and custom fiber solutions through Joseph Fiber Solutions (JFS), today announced an agreement with VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced digital video solutions for the broadcast, military, medical, education, enterprise, telco, government, transportation, sports, and entertainment industries. Under the agreement, JE will serve as a VITEC solutions partner (VSP), supplying VITEC products — including VITEC’s EZ TV IPTV System — throughout North America.

“The Internet has transformed the way our customers deliver and manage video channels, not only for external viewers, but for internal audiences too. IPTV is a great alternative to traditional RF CATV systems and has been very popular with stadiums and broadcasters alike,” said Yohay Hahamy, president and CEO of Joseph Electronics. “VITEC’s modular EZ TV IPTV System is, with good reason, the most deployed H.264 enterprise IPTV delivery system in the world. Adding it to our product lineup means our customers can now implement an advanced, scalable IPTV solution on their own networks, and do it quickly.”

Recently installed as the in-house video delivery system for the Buffalo Bills’ Ralph Wilson Stadium, and with other high-profile projects at NBC and NASA, VITEC’s EZ TV IPTV System is a comprehensive, enterprise-grade IPTV solution for high-quality delivery, recording, and management of live and on-demand video-over-IP networks. EZ TV uses existing IP infrastructure to deliver live and on-demand content within and between facilities. Its elegant and reliable architecture distributes content to desktops, TVs, and mobile devices, with low-latency streaming for monitoring live events in real time. Tight integration with Microsoft Active Directory(R) helps ensure secure delivery.

“Joseph’s long experience in broadcast, entertainment, and sports provides VITEC with a depth of relationships that makes JE an ideal partner,” said Hamish Macmillan, VITEC national channel manager. “Joseph has pre-existing relationships with many of our customers, particularly those who are relatively new to VITEC’s products and solutions, so Joseph can not only facilitate functions such as procurement, but can also put its strong technical capabilities to work for our customers.”

Further information about Joseph Electronics and the company’s products and services is available at www.josephelectronics.com.

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About VITEC
VITEC is a worldwide leading provider of innovative digital video products that support end-to-end media solutions for broadcast, military, medical, education, enterprise, telco, government, transportation, sports, and entertainment customers. VITEC’s professional-grade video technologies have changed the landscape of how video is processed and delivered around the world and drive many of the major video services in key vertical markets. For more information, visit http://www.vitec.com.

About Joseph Electronics
Joseph Electronics (JE) is an authorized stocking distributor for more than 100 premier broadcast and pro A/V brands with stocking locations in both Illinois and California. Its full-service fiber division, Joseph Fiber Solutions (JFS), designs and supplies innovative custom fiber solutions — such as the Caddie Series, DFT Series, and 4K Studio Caddie — for broadcasters and system integrators alike. Equipped with a state-of-the-art fiber lab staffed with fully certified professionals, JFS can fabricate, terminate, or repair any connector, assembly, panel, breakout, or interface in use today. JE has served the broadcast industry for more than 65 years and has representatives in California, New York, Georgia, and London. More information about Joseph Electronics can be found at www.josephelectronics.com.

Product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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Extron Room Scheduling – Book a Room the Easy Way

Extron Room SchedulingExtron Electronics is pleased to introduce Room Scheduling, which combines easy-to-use Extron Room Agent setup software and TouchLink Pro touchpanels into a full-featured room scheduling system. While competitive devices rely on additional scheduling software or external processors, Room Agent ties TouchLink Pro touchpanels directly to Microsoft Exchange, delivering a convenient stand-alone room booking solution for any size application. Users can reserve rooms from any Exchange-connected device, including their mobile devices or from the touchpanel. Since Room Agent uses Extron’s popular 5” and 7” TouchLink Pro touchpanels, multiple mounting options are available, including on-wall, in-wall, as well as secure mounting to almost any flat surface, including glass or granite. (more…)

ATC Presents the SCM45A Active 3-Way Reference Monitor at NAMM 2015

ATC_SCM45A_MonitorsLAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 2015: ATC, the English loudspeaker manufacturer led by Billy Woodman and renowned for building reference monitors that are unflinchingly truthful, is introducing the ATC SCM45A at NAMM 2015.

The SCM45A is a completely new design but shares many features with the highly-successful SCM25A. It fills a gap in ATC’s product range for a mid-size three-way that can be used in near- or mid-field positions, has high output and extended low frequency for its size but without compromising the overall balance for which ATC is so well known.

Like the SCM25A, the new SCM45A is an active three-way with an unprecedented linear response across the critical mid-range, as well as across the rest of the audible range. In contrast to the SCM25A, the SCM45A a second woofer for deeper bass response and increased SPL capability, as well as ATC’s new proprietary dual-suspension tweeter for increased resolution in the top-end. In addition, the SCM45A is physically symmetrical (not mirror imaged) and sized for placement on a meter bridge. The SCM45A is thus ideal as a center speaker between other SCM45A or ATC SCM50ASLs.

“Apart from the strategic fit of the SCM45A within the ATC product line, I must add that this new reference monitor offers stunning performance,” said Brad Lunde, president of TransAudio Group, ATC’s U.S. distributor “Price-wise, the SCM45A sits between the smaller SCM25A and the larger SCM50ASL. It includes ATC’s new tweeter and dual woofers, which improve both top-end and low-end performance. Reports trickling in from beta users suggest that the SCM45A’s transparency and feature set will make it a perfect fit in a variety of situations, from dedicated near-fields to larger multi-channel systems. There is every reason to believe it will be as popular as the SCM25A, and maybe even more so.”

The ATC SCM45A uses ATC’s new one-inch dual-suspension “Super” tweeter, the first to be designed and built by the company and the result of six years of research and design by Billy Woodman, managing director and Richard Newman, R&D engineer. The mid-range driver is ATC’s hand-built three-inch soft dome and two 6.5-inch bass drivers that deal with the lower frequencies. All of the drive units are powered by ATC’s proprietary active amp pack, a three-channel discrete MOSFET class A/B design with 150/60/25 for the bass/mid/HF respectively.

ABOUT TRANSAUDIO GROUP
TransAudio Group, founded by industry veteran Brad Lunde, has quickly become the premier U.S. importer/distributor and/or U.S. sales and marketing representative for high-end audio. Success hinges on TransAudio providing dealers and end users with a higher standard of product expertise and support far beyond the norm.

The ATC SCM45A monitors will be in stock and ready to ship February 1, 2015.
US MAP $11,490

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The Villalobos Brothers and DPA Microphones Set To Close the 2015 NAMM Show

The trio is expected to deliver a vivacious performance using DPA’s d:facto™ and d:vote™ mics

DPA Microphones_Alberto-Luis-Ernesto VillalobosANAHEIM, JANUARY 22, 2015DPA Microphones and the Villalobos Brothers, the contemporary Mexican ensemble known for their debut album Aliens of Extraordinary Ability, have teamed up for the closing performance of the 2015 NAMM Show. Set to hit the GoPro Stage at the Grand Plaza of the Anaheim Convention Center on Sunday, January 25 at 4 p.m., the Villalobos Brothers will perform a unique blend of songs that celebrate the richness of Mexican folk music, with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music, which lends perfectly to the natural reproduction of the DPA d:facto™ Vocal and d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones. Attendees are invited to stop by the DPA stand (Hall A, Booth 7113) prior to the performance to see the mics up close.

DPA Microphones_dfacto_Luis VillalobosThe Villalobos Brothers, comprised of siblings Luis, Ernesto and Alberto Villalobos, are a trio of renowned vocalists and violin players. The group is supported by band members Humberto Flores on guitar, Rosa Avila on drums and Leo Sherman on bass. Having recently acquired the DPA mics for use in both the studio and during live performances, the group will be using them once again for their upcoming NAMM performance.

“We are all extremely grateful to DPA Microphones for their ongoing kindness,” says Luis Villalobos. “Our relationship with the company began when we discovered the d:vote Instrument Microphones for our violins. We quickly fell in love with the microphones’ clarity, ease of use and ability to stay put throughout our rigorous performances. Since then, DPA has become more than a mic company to us. We cannot be more excited to use DPA’s mics for our show-closing performance, which will take place in front of many of the industry’s top music professionals who visit NAMM.”

DPA Microphones_dvote_Alberto VillalobosIn addition to their NAMM Show performance, the Villalobos Brothers will continue to use DPA’s d:facto and d:vote on the road, with plans to include more of the company’s mics in future set-ups.

Born and raised in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, the Villalobos Brothers have performed at many high-profile events and locations, including Cumbre Tajin, one of the top Latin American music festivals as well as the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York – making them the first Mexican band to perform at the venue. The band’s impressive list of credits also includes the Latin Grammys®, Carnegie Hall and the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations, among others. The group has collaborated with legendary Grammy-winning musicians such as Dolly Parton, Dan Zanes, Pierre Boulez and Eddie Palmieri. The Villalobos Brothers plan to complete a symphonic project in collaboration with Grammy-winning arranger and composer Eduardo Magallanes, in addition to recording a second album early this year.

ABOUT DPA MICROPHONES:
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high-quality condenser microphone solutions for professional applications. DPA’s ultimate goal is to always provide its customers with the absolute finest possible microphone solutions for all its markets, which include live sound, installation, recording, theatre and broadcast. When it comes to the design process, DPA takes no shortcuts. Nor does the company compromise on its manufacturing process, which is done at the DPA factory in Denmark. As a result, DPA’s products are globally praised for their exceptional clarity and transparency, unparalleled specifications, supreme reliability and, above all, pure, uncolored and undistorted sound.

For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com.

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RHC Holdings RoadHog Pro Touring Cables Hit the Road With Top Artists

Production Managers and Audio Techs for Kansas, Montgomery Gentry and Brantley Gilbert Rely on RoadHog

ANAHEIM, JANUARY 22, 2015 ― Built for even the most extreme touring conditions, RoadHog Pro Touring Cables, an RHC Holdings brand, continue to be recognized by audio techs and production managers for some of the world’s top artists. The latest endorsements come from A.J. “Jukebox” Srybnik, guitar and bass tech for Brantley Gilbert; Jeff Greeniger, production manager for Montgomery Gentry and Chad Singer, production manager and FOH engineer for the legendary group Kansas. As the cable company of choice for each of these longtime industry professionals, the RoadHog cables are custom fitted to each of their staging needs.

All RoadHog cables are designed to work perfectly no matter how often they are put to use, employing the most rugged constructions without sacrificing sound quality. The custom cables employed by the artists are road ready and tour tough with flexible jackets that ensure they not only lay flat on stage, but also roll up easily without causing bends.

These qualities are especially important to the legendary American rock group Kansas, which started replacing its aging cables with RoadHog looms and XLR cables early last year. “Every time I order RoadHog cables, they have always worked perfectly,” says Singer. “We’re probably already on show number 80 with our current looms, which I ordered at the beginning of the year, and I have not had a malfunction — they have been perfect. I’m looking forward to having more opportunities to use the RoadHog line of products.”

When Srybnik, a longtime RoadHog user, signed on with country/southern rock artist Brantley Gilbert, he immediately knew he’d be switching their eclectic collection of audio cables to his trusted brand. “For me, it’s all about trust and reliability,” he says. “Of course, for everyone, the most important factor is how they sound. When I got here, they were using an array of cables, stuff from 20 years ago. We had issues with power boards going down and broken cables here and there, which sparked me to get in touch with Lucas [McCulley, marketing manager/artist relations for RHC Holdings]. We completely rewired all of their gear, so we are using RoadHog cables exclusively now. Since we made the switch, we’ve had no problems at all with our cables; everything is consistent and everyone in the band sounds perfect.”

Montgomery Gentry’s audio team made the jump to RoadHog on recommendation from other artists on their record label. “Previously, I was just using whatever I could purchase at Guitar Center,” explains Greeniger. “We would usually purchase the somewhat cheaper options and they wouldn’t last very long. The RoadHog cables hold up so much better; there have been no failures and I haven’t had any complaints from the band about the sound.”

RoadHog touring cables are uniquely designed for touring performers. Engineered “Road Ready and Tour Tough,” RoadHog cables utilize the most rugged construction for those who don’t have the time to be neat and careful with their gear, while always providing high-quality sound. For those who want even more superior sound, there is also the SilverHog, which features the same RoadHog construction with silver-plated conductors and shields. RoadHog also comprises Hog, HogCloth, HogM, HogMPro, HogMCloth and SilverHogM, and will forever remain devoted exclusively to cables.

HARMAN’s AKG Launches New Drum Set Session I Microphone Set For High Performance in the Studio and on Stage

AKG_DrumsetSession1-smallANAHEIM, California – Featuring a sensational price/performance ratio, the new HARMAN’s AKG Drum Set Session I is a high-performance microphone starter kit that contains everything to perfectly capture the sound of a complete drum set. By combining an array of its condenser and dynamic microphones, AKG is providing drummers with a versatile and compact pack of tools for recording and live performance.

Containing seven high-performance microphones from the Perception Live series, the Drum Set Session I contains one AKG P2 bass drum microphone, two P17 small-diaphragm microphones for overheads and four P4 microphones for toms and snares. The set is complete with all microphone clamps and stand adapters, and comes in a protective aluminum carrying case that is rugged and roadworthy.

To ensure peace of mind, the Perception Live microphones feature an indestructible metal casing, a rugged spring steel microphone grill, a scratch-resistant finish and gold plated XLR pins. As usual, these AKG microphones are suitable for high input and powerful sound during all applications.

The P4 microphone can handle SPL of up to 152dB and a variety of loud instruments without any distortion. The P2 takes care of the low end by providing a profound bass range for the kick drums, trombones and bass amps. Together, the dynamic duo provides the most neutral reproduction of the sound of instruments.

The P17 true condenser microphone is also able to support high SPL of up to 155dB, and delivers outstanding clarity with its lightweight diaphragm. Due to its transformerless electronics, it also provides a full dynamic range with minimal distortion.

Well-known studio and touring drummer Rick Latham, is already using the new Drum Set Session I, saying, “The Drum Set Session I is an amazing assortment of microphones that offers quality for any drummer, no matter what their skill level. The pack is always with me – in my studio, on the road or on stage.”

AKG Drum Set Session I – http://www.akg.com/pro/p/drumsetsessioni

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.

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Academy Award® Winning Projection Screen Manufacturer Stewart Filmscreen again chosen as an Official Provider for the Sundance Film Festival, will deliver immersive viewing experience for exclusive Sundance movie premieres

Stewart Filmscreen® SnoMatte 100 MicroPerf projection screen provides impressive image quality and immaculate acoustic transparency for the film making community

TORRANCE, CA – JANUARY 23, 2015– Stewart Filmscreen Corp., the leading international manufacturer of projection screens and specialty optical coatings for residential and commercial applications, is proud to be chosen as an Official Provider for the Sundance Film Festival, January 22-February 2, 2015, in Park City, Utah. Utilized in many of the top movie studios, theaters, venues, and post-houses around the world and with two Academy Awards® for technical screen innovation under its belt, Stewart Filmscreen has a rich history with the film community at large. StewartFilmscreen_Sundance Resort Screening Room Theatre_2015

The Sundance Film Festival and other public programs connect audiences to artists in igniting new ideas, discovering original voices, and building a community dedicated to independent storytelling. Holden Payne, Technical Director, Exhibition and Production, Sundance Institute, specified the new screen. “Stewart Filmscreen dominates the projection screen industry in both technical capability and image fidelity and that’s what Sundance facilities require. We’re in the business of delivering the image and experience the filmmakers envision and Stewart Filmscreen consistently delivers. The image just looks so good, we couldn’t be happier with our decision to integrate Stewart Filmscreen into another screening room, just in time for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.”

The Sundance Mountain Resort Screening Room now features a gigantic acoustically transparent 136.5” x 308.5” Stewart SnoMatte 100 Microperf projection screen with a specially engineered lacing system that allowed Sundance technicians to retrofit the Stewart screen material to an existing frame while providing impeccable image quality and screen surface for some of the Festival’s most anticipated films. In fact, dozens of notable films will make their premiere on this Stewart Filmscreen at the Sundance Resort, including James Franco in I Am Michael, Director Noah Baumbach’s Mistress America, Ethan Hawke in Ten Thousand Saints, and many others.

“From the early days of Stewart during the Golden Age of Cinema, Stewart Filmscreen has been there, producing screens that not only produce picture quality worthy of the Silver Screen, but that help filmmakers execute innovative visual effects behind the scenes and an immersive experience for the viewing audience,” says Grant Stewart, president and CEO of Stewart Filmscreen. “We continually push the envelope to deliver unrivaled image integrity for any application, and are honored Stewart Filmscreen has once again been chosen as the projection screen of choice for the Sundance Institute and Sundance Film Festival.”

Stewart Filmscreen is also a patron and a Marquee Sponsor of the Egyptian Theater, and a provider to the Eccles Theatre, Prospector TheatreNew Frontier and a specialty outdoor rear-projection venue in the area, all of which are utilized for the Sundance Film Festival.

To learn more about why the filmmaking community relies on Stewart Filmscreen for the ultimate in performance and design, visit www.stewartfilmscreen.com, e-mail request@stewartfilmscreen.com, call (800) 762-4999, and follow @StewartFilm.

About Sundance Mountain Resort
Nestled at the base of 12,000-foot Mt. Timpanogos, Sundance Mountain Resort is a destination resort located on 5,000 acres of preserved wilderness. Sundance is dedicated to maintaining the balance of art, nature and community, and offers diverse mountain recreation experiences and encourages the cultivation of art and self-expression. Created by Robert Redford, Sundance is a haven for discovery and inspiration. The Sundance family of companies includes the Sundance Mountain Resort, Sundance Institute, Sundance TV and Sundance Catalog. For more information on Sundance, call 801-225-4107 or visit our website, www.sundanceresort.com.

About Sundance Institute
Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford, Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides and preserves the space for artists in film, theatre, and new media to create and thrive. The Institute’s signature Labs, granting, and mentorship programs, dedicated to developing new work, take place throughout the year in the U.S. and internationally. The Sundance Film Festival and other public programs connect audiences to artists in igniting new ideas, discovering original voices, and building a community dedicated to independent storytelling. Sundance Institute has supported such projects as Beasts of the Southern WildFruitvale StationSin NombreThe Invisible WarThe SquareDirty WarsSpring AwakeningA Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and Fun Home. Join Sundance Institute on FacebookInstagramTwitter and YouTube.

About Stewart Filmscreen
Headquartered in Torrance, Calif., with additional manufacturing and satellite sales facilities in Ohio, Singapore, and Denmark, Stewart Filmscreen has been the consistent choice of discerning clientele around the world for more than 65 years. An Academy Award-winning manufacturer of projection screens and specialty optical coatings, aesthetic-conscious architects, consultants, systems designers, and property owners rely on Stewart Filmscreen for the perfect combination of superior quality, flexible design, and dedicated support, and we consistently deliver. Providing the most immersive experience in the industry, Stewart can custom engineer a projection screen solution to meet nearly every need. Proprietary material science and innovative manufacturing methods allow Stewart to produce some of the most optically immaculate screens in the world, ultimately delivering an immersive entertainment experience that’s unrivaled in the marketplace. Simply put, if a screen can be imagined, Stewart Filmscreen can deliver it. www.stewartfilmscreen.com | @StewartFilm

Stewart Filmscreen Media Contact
Katye (McGregor) Bennett | KMB Communications | (425) 328-8640 | Katye@KMBComm.com | @katyemcgregor

 

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