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Press Releases For : April 22, 2008

XTA INSTALLED IN NEW JAPANESE PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

Alios Iwaki XTAsThe Alios Iwaki Performing Arts Centre is a newly built multipurpose city hall in Iwaki, Japan. The word ALIOS stands for Art, Life, Information, Oasis and Sightseeing. The sound system that was installed in to this new build included 16 XTA DP448 audio management systems.

Situated 300km east of Tokyo, the city of Iwaki is in the southern part of the Hamadori coastal region of Fukushima, Tohoku. Iwaki is the industrial hub for the region, and is also very popular with tourists – around 7.6 million visit each year. (more…)

XTA gives you extra, says Pooch

Nu metal rap rockers Linkin Park unleashed their third studio album Minutes to Midnight in May 2007. It sold more than 600,000 copies in the first week and went straight to the top of
the Billboard 200 Charts. However, as their current world tour reminds us, Linkin Park are also a phenomenal live act — and has XTA very much at the heart of their sensational sound.

Linkin Park’s tour began back in January 2007 and is scheduled to run until January 2009. They headline Projekt Revolution at the UK’s Milton Keynes Bowl on 29 June 2008 and are expected to take in some of this summer’s key European festivals, before jetting off to Canada and the US. (more…)

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Kevin Handerson Named Director Of Marketing Communications

Kevin Handerson, Director Of Marketing Communications, Middle Atlantic ProductsFairfield, NJ––As part of a concerted effort to bring marketing for Middle Atlantic Products to a new level of effectiveness, the company has appointed Kevin Handerson as Director of Marketing Communications.

In his new post, Handerson will be responsible for brand building, advertising and collateral sales materials, PR, trade shows and training within the context of a newly expanded and strengthened marketing team. (more…)

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Leading UK Hire Company Buys Into APB-DynaSonics

Andy Simmons & Ray LowtonLondon, England––Completing what had become a personal odyssey, Ray Lowton, head of sound for Show Presentation Services in West London recently purchased three high performance Spectra 24 channel consoles and five of the small-format ProRack House consoles––designed and manufactured by US masters of the analog desk: APB-DynaSonics.

Asked about the purchase, Lowton explains, “Finding a reasonably-priced, good-quality analog desk has been an interesting process. The discovery of APB was hard won and now we will con-tinue to buy into the brand––particularly the ProRack House mixer which I see becoming a great workhorse desk due to its size––which packs a lot of facilities, and the audio quality.? (more…)

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SHURE EXPANDS COUNTRYMAN OFFERINGS

New Models Complement UR1M Micro-Bodypack

NILES, IL, April 14, 2008—As a distributor of Countryman products, Shure Incorporated has expanded its lineup of Countryman Earset and Micro-Lavalier microphones to include new models and color options ideally suited for use with its new UR1M Micro-Bodypack. In addition, Countryman’s Type 85 Direct Box will now be available from Shure. (more…)

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NEW SHURE MICRO-BODYPACK IS SMALLER THAN SMALL

UR1M Offers Superior Wireless Performance In An Ultra-Compact Package

This year’s NAB marked the industry debut of the new Shure UR1M Micro-Bodypack. Offering superior wireless audio in an ultra-compact package that is about half the size of most standard bodypacks and weighing just three ounces with two AAA batteries, the UR1M is designed to be easily concealed and worn comfortably by actors, performers, musicians, and public speakers. (more…)

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Press Releases For : April 21, 2008

CHADRON STATE COLLEGE DEPLOYS LECTROSONICS IN PERFORMING ARTS VENUE

Chadron, NE – April 2008… When it comes to wireless microphone systems, nothing is more irritating than dropouts, interference, and other annoyances that compromise a performance. Such was the case at Chadron State College’s Memorial Hall Auditorium, the college’s main on-campus performing arts venue. After deciding enough was enough with their existing wireless equipment, Chadron State’s theater department began the search for a viable solution that would facilitate the freedom of movement they so dearly wanted to maintain while achieving clean, clear audio performance they could count on. They found what they were looking for with a wireless setup from Lectrosonics. (more…)

Astatic Introduces Improved Variable Pattern Boundary Microphone with Logic

930VPL Continuously Variable Polar Pattern Boundary Microphone with LogicAstatic Commercial Audio is pleased to present the 930VPL microphone featuring a variable polar pattern and Logic capabilities. This boundary microphone enables the installer to change the shape of the polar pattern in real time while the microphone is active. Astatic’s Logic Compatible TM electronics’ allow for selectable remote LED control with closure output. The 930VPL is designed with Astatic’s RF Resistant Architecture TM and it meets the standards for the European Union’s ROHS directive. (more…)

Astatic Now Shipping Dynamic Gooseneck Microphone

727-18Astatic Commercial Audio is pleased to present the 727-18 microphone featuring a cardioid polar pattern. Special attention has been taken to ensure this microphone has high sensitivity while providing the durability and dependability associated with traditional dynamic microphones. In addition to the increased sensitivity, the microphone is designed with Astatic’s RF Resistant Architecture TM and it meets the standards for the European Union’s ROHS directive. The 727-18 microphone is now shipping to Astatic’s dealers and distributors throughout the United States and worldwide. (more…)

LairdShareHD 12TB Instant Multi-Stream HD Over Ethernet Media Server

LairdShareHDThe Universal and Collaborative Workgroup Media Server and Storage Solution from Laird!

The Fastest Plug & Play Server on the Planet
Screaming 8+ Simultaneous & Unique Instances of Professional Hi-Definition (DVCPRO100) or 24 streams of DV25 over your existing Gigabit Ethernet network! No expensive and complicated Fiber Channel networks or special software needed! Utilizes the Latest Green Technology with only 300 watts of Power Consumption at Idle. Built-in redundancy using the latest RAID-6 technology to safeguard storage systems from data loss due to hard disk drive failure. Multi-Year Service Programs available. (more…)

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