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Press Releases For : January 7, 2015

JVC to Showcase 4KCAM Product Line at CES 2015

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, is demonstrating the GY-LS300 and GY-HM200, two of its new 4KCAM camcorders, in the JVCKENWOOD booth (1711) at the 2015 International CES, which runs Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas, Nev.

“With its Super 35 sensor, the new GY-LS300 marks JVC’s official entry into the large imager camera market,” said Dave Walton, assistant vice president of GY-LS300 marketing communications. GY-HM200“Plus, we’ve also introduced the GY-HM200, which is our most affordable streaming camcorder, and it’s loaded with professional features for ENG and commercial production.”

The GY-LS300 offers a variety of native recording formats including 4K Ultra HD, Full HD with 4:2:2 sampling, SD, and Web-friendly proxy formats to non-proprietary SDHC and SDXC media cards. It features JVC’s 4K Super 35mm CMOS sensor combined with an industry standard Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens mount. JVC’s unique Variable Scan Mapping technology maintains the native angle of view for a variety of lenses, including Super35, MFT, and Super16. As a result, lens options for the camera are almost limitless.

“Lenses are a crucial part of image capture, and an image sensor works the best with the specific type of lens designed for that sensor,” explained Edgar Shane, general manager of engineering, JVC Professional Products. “Only the GY-LS300 electronically adapts the active area of its Super 35 CMOS sensor to also accommodate MFT, Super 16, and other lenses, which connect to our MFT lens mount with third-party adapters. The GY-LS300’s Variable Scan Mapping is unique in the industry and gives filmmakers unprecedented flexibility.”

With an outstanding combination of professional features and performance, the GY-HM200versatile GY-HM200 is ideal for any assignment. It delivers 4K Ultra HD, 4:2:2 Full HD (50Mbps), and SD imagery with a 1/2.3-inch BSI CMOS chip. Its built-in 12x zoom lens with optical image stabilizer also offers 24x dynamic zoom in HD mode.

Both the GY-HM200 and GY-LS300 include a built-in HD streaming engine with Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity for live HD transmission directly to hardware decoders, Ustream, Wowza Streaming Engine, and the ProHD Broadcaster server powered by Zixi. With support for several streaming protocols including RTMP, the cameras can stream instantly to Ustream or other destinations while simultaneously recording to SDHC/SDXC media cards. Zixi’s Advanced Streaming Technology (AST) provides content-aware error correction and bandwidth shaping, while JVC’s Streamconfidence delivers real-time feedback of LTE and streaming status in the viewfinder.

The camcorders also feature a 3.5-inch LCD display and 1.56 megapixel color viewfinder, dual XLR audio inputs that are mic/line switchable and feature built-in phantom power, an integrated handle with hot shoe and dedicated microphone mount, and SDI and HDMI video outputs. The GY-HM200 has an MSRP of $2,995 and will be available in February, while the GY-LS300 has an MSRP of $4,450 and will be available in March.

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL VIDEO
Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC Professional Video is a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC KENWOOD Corporation. The company is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video and audio equipment, D-ILA front projection systems, and Super LoLux HD video security products. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800) 582-5825.

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Norway’s Fosnavåg Cultural Centre is a Shiny New Showcase for Meyer Sound Technology Solutions

fosnavagThe Fosnavåg Cultural Centre is now the latest and largest showcase of Meyer Sound solutions in Norway. With technology covering concert sound reinforcement, cinema, and active acoustics from a Constellation® acoustic system, the complex is the premium arts and entertainment destination on the Norwegian coast.

In designing the 490-seat Fosnavåg Konserthus, the focal point of the FosnavågCultural Centre, the technology committee had a clear vision to create a high-performance multipurpose space. “We wanted a perfect room for acoustic music and a perfect room for amplified music, but with conventional physical acoustics we couldn’t have both,” says Bjørn Holum, event manager for the Municipality of Herøy and the lead of the technology committee.

Following his first experience with Constellation in Estonia’s Nordea Concert Hall [formerly Nokia Concert Hall], Holum was quickly sold on the system. “When we first entered the hall, I was thinking, ‘This place already has a quite nice acoustic, why does it need digital enhancement?’ Then they turned off Constellation and I was stunned. With Constellation back on, we heard a chamber ensemble and I then had the opportunity to perform on stage. I was fully convinced.”

Fosnavåg’s Constellation system comprises a D-Mitri® digital audio platform hosting the patented VRAS™ acoustical algorithms, while ambient acoustics are sensed by 34 miniature condenser microphones. Early reflections and reverberation are delivered by 19 Stella-4C installation loudspeakers, 40 UP-4XP, 20 UPJunior-XP VariO™, and 32 HMS-10 surround loudspeakers, and 10 MM10-XP and four UMS-1XP subwoofers. The loudspeakers are split into two zones to create optimum auditorium acoustics and a virtual orchestral shell around the stage.

Working in conjunction with Constellation is a sound reinforcement system with left and right arrays of 11 MINA™ loudspeakers each and four 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements. Four UPJunior™ VariO loudspeakers provide fill, and a Galileo® loudspeaker management system with one Galileo 616 processor supplies system drive and optimization.

“We’re using Constellation with great success in our events, from unamplified, symphonic concerts, to amplified concerts in combination with the PA system,” says Holum. “Our opening program featured Leif Ove Andsnes playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, and Constellation supported both the piano and orchestra so well that even the last row could clearly hear all the details.”

The concert hall also offers a Meyer Sound cinema system anchored by three Acheron® 100 and three Acheron LF screen channel loudspeakers. Using presets in D-Mitri and Galileo, Constellation’s HMS-10 loudspeakers and the reinforcement system’s 1100-LFC loudspeakers are instantly reconfigured to operate in cinema mode. All HMS-10 loudspeakers along the walls serve double duty for the Constellation and cinema systems, a design facilitated by Tom Sæthre of Bright Norway AS. The sound systems were provided and installed by Lillehammer Installation Branch of Bright Norway, with overall supervision by Børre Linberg. The physical acoustics were designed by Oslo-based Brekke & Strand Akustikk AS.

The hall also features all LED lighting, a Midas PRO3 digital audio mixing console and a grandMA2 ultra-light lighting console, while the cinema uses a Christie True 4K digital cinema projector.

In the same complex, a dedicated 90-seat movie theatre equipped with Dolby Atmos is powered by three Meyer Sound Acheron 80 screen channel loudspeakers and four X-800C high-power and two X-400C cinema subwoofers. Immersive audio comes from four HMS-10 and 30 HMS-5 surround loudspeakers. A Galileo loudspeaker management system with a Galileo 616 and a Galileo 408 processor is also installed.

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Martin Audio MLA Takes the Stage At KROQ Christmas Show

Photo: Stephen Carr Photography

Photo: Stephen Carr Photography

KROQ’S 25th Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas show settled in at the recently remodeled L.A. Forum this year after leaving its main home at the Gibson Amphitheater, torn down in September of 2013, and briefly occupying the Shrine Auditorium last year.

According to Meegan Holmes, Executive Account and Project Manager at Delicate Productions who has done the show for 17 years, the newly upgraded Forum turned out to be “an awesome experience. The remodel included acoustic treatments that made for a tight dead space. That was already an amazing step in the right direction for any audio vendor,” Meegan added, “because the treatment practically eliminated the cavernous sound of your average sports arena.”

Featuring an eclectic lineup including No Doubt, Smashing Pumpkins, Imagine Dragons, Weezer, Tears for Fears, Modest Mouse, System of A Down, Bush and Incubus among others, Delicate took advantage of the improved acoustics in the Forum with a Martin Audio MLA loudspeaker system.

Photo: Stephen Carr Photography

Photo: Stephen Carr Photography

The actual setup included 14 Martin Audio MLA with 2 MLD (downfill) cabinets a side as the main hangs; 16 MLA Compact per side for side hangs; 9 MLX ground-stacked subs per side, and 6 W8LM cabinets for front fill.

Two identical FOH setups each included an Avid Profile 48-channel console and a DigiCo SD11 console, while the two identical Monitor setups employed an Avid Profile 48 channel console with 10 Martin Audio LE700 monitor wedges (stage) and 2 LE700’s (cue) along with a Martin Audio WS218X drum sub cabinet.

Tears for Fears - Stephen Carr Photography

Tears for Fears – Stephen Carr Photography

Evaluating the show, Meegan concluded, “Since we moved to an arena, KROQ wanted to create a different concert experience for their fans from years past. There was a thrust on the stage that led out to a 16′ by 16′ deck in the middle of the floor, so we used the DSP in the system to steer the energy of the MLA mains away from the thrust, making the engineers’ work less stressful when their artists walked downstage.

“Everyone remarked on the quality of sound, particularly the subs, that we provided at FOH. We received compliments from our competitors that attended the show as well.”

For more about Martin Audio, please click to www.martin-audio.com

About Martin Audio®
Founded by audio engineer David Martin in 1971, Martin Audio pioneered the use of all-horn-loaded bass designs in world-class touring loudspeaker systems for groups such as Pink Floyd, ELP and Supertramp. Located outside of London, Martin Audio now embodies a sophisticated mix of acoustic design, research, mathematical modeling and software engineering for a wide range of products in the installation, cinema and touring sound markets.

Czech Republic’s Production 1 Makes the Move to HARMAN’s Soundcraft Vi3000 Digital Console

Scraft_Production1PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Production 1 is one of the Czech Republic’s busiest live sound companies, providing audio, video, lighting and staging for high-profile events like the Old Punx Tour 2014 at the Masters of Rock Café in Zlín, the Pilsner Fest 2014 in Pizen, The Faktor Fest 2014 concert on Sokol Island and many more. Recently, Production 1 added a HARMAN Soundcraft Vi3000 digital live sound console to its growing live sound inventory.

“We provide sound for a wide range of music festivals, corporate events and everything in between, and needed to upgrade to a console that would have the flexibility to accommodate any live sound rental situation,” said Stanislav Benes, co-owner and sound engineer at Production 1. “We already had two Soundcraft Vi1 consoles, which we purchased because their sound was superior to what we had owned previously, and our positive experience with the Vi1 made the acquisition of the Vi3000 a logical step up.” Benes was also drawn to the Vi1’s space-saving form factor and attractive pricing. Production 1 purchased the Vi3000 from Czech HARMAN Professional distributor Audio Master.

The Soundcraft Vi3000 offers a host of high-end features including a new ergonomic design, 96 channels to mix, new internal SpiderCore 40-bit floating point DSP, Dante compatibility and much more. The Soundcraft Vi3000 features a control surface with four Vistonics II™ touchscreen interfaces, making it the only console in its class that can be used by two engineers at the same time. The Vi3000 provides extensive connectivity and routing options and offers a host of built-in Lexicon reverb/delays, dbx compression and effects.
Once Production 1 started putting the Vi3000 through its paces, Production 1 realized it was exceeding expectations. “For us, sound quality is paramount and the Vi3000 is absolutely superlative in this regard,” Benes noted. “The mic preamps are exceptionally clean and have a great deal of headroom.”

Not only has the Vi3000 expanded the services Production 1 can offer to its clients, it’s now one of the most-wanted pieces of gear in the company’s rental stable. “This console has become a favorite not just to me, but also to many of the sound engineers of the bands we work with and other rental companies that love to rent it,” Benes noted. He notes that although it has extremely sophisticated capabilities it’s easy to operate, especially for experienced pros like him and the Production 1 staff. “As soon as you put your hands on it you can tell this is a board that was designed by people who know what live sound engineers want and need.”

Production 1 looks forward to continued growth in 2015, thanks in no small part to its new Soundcraft Vi3000 console. “In fact, we already know what our next equipment purchase is going to be,” Benes said. “Another Vi3000!”

For more information on Production 1, please visit www.production1.cz

For more information on Audio Master, please visit www.audiomaster.cz

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.

Tightrope Media Systems Bolsters Sales and Service Team with New Appointments

Company strengthens customer-first approach across broadcast, cable and digital signage

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, January 7, 2014
Tightrope Media Systems’ unique identity as a leading solutions provider across the broadcast/cable and digital signage industries has propelled year-on-year business growth since its formation as a standalone company in 2001. Looking to further bolster the company’s sales and service team to support future growth across both businesses, Tightrope recently promoted five-year company veteran Kelli Smith to Director of Broadcast Sales, and hired Richard Turner as Digital Signage Regional Sales Manager.

KelliSmith Tightrope

Kelli, based in Raleigh, NC, now manages sales for ZEPLAY, Tightrope’s industry-leading choice for cost-efficient, multichannel instant replay servers; and the company’s Cablecast portfolio of server and automation products. Kelli will leverage her experience and relationships from her previous roles as Southeast U.S. sales manager and Carousel digital signage portfolio sales manager (east coast) to drive new business across emerging vertical markets, notably universities and hospitality businesses, including hotels and cruise ships.

“Tightrope is very well known in the digital signage space and in the local PEG broadcast community, and it’s my goal to build that same recognition across a new group of customers in verticals that traditionally haven’t used Tightrope broadcast solutions,” said Smith. “For example, although Tightrope has thousands of servers operating in the field today, ZEPLAY is the only one focused on live production. We’re working to make sure that prospective customers think of ZEPLAY first when it comes to slow motion instant replay servers.”

As Tightrope Media Systems is privately held, Kelli stresses the importance of responding to customer and market needs directly. “I’m looking forward to growing the existing relationships I’ve built, and developing new ones through our customer-first approach,” she added.

Richard Turner, based in Maryland, has more than 30 years in the professional AV, broadcast and IT markets working as an end user, consultant, engineer and content producer. Most recently, he worked in the government sector. This rich and varied experience allows Richard to further elevate the already sterling customer service at Tightrope.

Richard is looking forward to learning the Southeast territory and meeting Tightrope’s strong customer base across the region. “It’s always great to learn how our end users use digital signage to tell their stories,” said Turner. But, he also realizes that it’s a challenge or customers to sort out the differences among the many products on the market.

“My greatest goal is education and ensuring our customers get the most from our resources and products,” adds Turner. “It’s not just about technology; it’s about understanding the stories the customers want and need to tell, and about a team, like Tightrope, that stands behind their products and encourages innovation and creativity.”

About Tightrope Media Systems
Founded in 1997, Tightrope Media Systems is the pioneer of web-centric digital signage and broadcast automation systems. It provides station automation, video servers, Internet video on demand, live streaming, the Carousel Digital Signage system, and ZEPLAY, a multi-channel instant replay machine for stadiums, arenas and Outside Broadcast vehicles. Tightrope’s award winning systems are used throughout the world. You can reach Tightrope Media Systems at (866) 866-4118 or visit them on the web at http://www.trms.com.

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Three Byte Intermedia Supports James Turrell Retrospective at National Gallery of Australia with Advanced Lighting Control Systems

2014-12-03 16.19.56American artist James Turrell’s new retrospective at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra includes projections, holograms, drawings, prints and photographs as well as 10 light installations, two featuring advanced lighting control systems created by Three Bye Intermedia, Inc, a studio focusing on interactive AV solutions.

“James Turrell: A Retrospective,” which runs from December 13-June 8, 2015, follows three retrospectives in Houston, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Guggenheim in New York. Acclaimed as a leader in global contemporary light art, Turrell has told visitors to his shows, “I put you in a situation where you feel the physicality of light.”

That’s certainly true of the installations, “Bindu Shards,” part of Turrell’s Perceptual Cells series, and “Virtuality Squared,” from his Ganzfeld series. “Bindu Shards” has been acquired by the National Gallery of Australia, along with five other major Turrell works.

“Bindu Shards” is designed to induce the drifting off state of mind that occurs in the early stages of meditation. A one-person sensory experience, it requires the viewer to ride a roller bed into a sphere-shaped structure, 12 feet in diameter, reminiscent of an MRI machine. The viewer wears headphones and looks up into a white hemisphere. The sphere is then illuminated with color- changing, pulsating LED lights.

“Three Byte software executes a program of binaural audio streams that induce beating between the left and right sides of the stereo headphones,” says Olaaf Rossi, Three Byte’s project manager. “It is absolutely critical that the lights and sound be generated from the same timing source – a feature that no existing system could support. We spent months developing the software to ensure that the lights are precisely timed to strobe synchronously with the audio beats, which are extremely important to the intensity of the perceived experience.”

Different programs, lasting between 11 and 37 minutes, alternate frequencies that emulate the neural oscillations occurring during different periods of the human sleep cycle. Although the experience is unique to each viewer and can be unsettling to some, most report it as being meditative allowing them to lose their sense of time and space.

“Virtuality Squared” replicates a whiteout phenomenon in which viewers experience a complete loss of depth perception. It features an inclined floor, precisely-constructed apertures and LED lights. What appears at first to be a flat projection is, in fact, a big room that engulfs viewers in a seemingly unending expanse of color. As the color shifts, perception compensates and static light is suddenly not static at all.

“Three Byte’s special-purpose lighting control software was developed specifically for James to allow him and his studio to easily experiment with new effects and experiences in every installation, each of which is unique to the location,” explains Rossi. “Our software supports timeline-based, 16-bit DMX control for up to 8 universes with particular attention to insert/edit capability along with increased low-light level precision controls and a custom tactile lighting control board.”

About Three Bye Intermedia

Three Byte Intermedia (www.3-byte.com) specializes in the design and implementation of innovative software solutions for interactive installations. It offers custom software development, show control systems design and development, architectural design support, and systems engineering. For more information, visit http://3-byte.com/.

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LiveCore™ series continues to expand with Ascender 16

January 2015 – Analog Way is thrilled to add a new powerful multi-screen seamless switcher to its LiveCore™ series, the Ascender 16. The unit completes the LiveCore™ line allowing with models to display either 2, 4, or 6 true seamless layers per output. The new Ascender 16 will be unveiled for the first time on Analog Way’s booth #11-H58, during ISE 2015 from February 10-12, 2015, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Analog Way’s new Ascender 16 (Ref. ASC1602) is a powerful Multi-Screen Seamless Switcher based on the LiveCore™ platform. Ascender 16 features 12 inputs with 42 source plugs: 6xHDMI, 9xDVI-I, 3xDisplayPort, 12x3G/HD/SD-SDI and 12xUniversal Analog. It can handle any source from composite video, up to 2560×1600, and outputs a variety of formats, including HD-TV and Computer formats up to 2560×1600 and 4K. Ascender 16 is available with full 4K resolution I/O as an optional feature. With this option the device supports 3840×2160 (UHD) and 4096×2160 resolutions (native resolution for DCI-compliant 4K).

Ascender 16 includes an independent Dual-Link output for monitoring purposes, with a Live Source Mosaic layout. The product delivers varied display configurations: Mixer, Hybrid, Hard Edge and Soft Edge configurations. In addition to a native background layer, Ascender 16 can display up to 2 true seamless scaled layers per output. One hundred slots are available to store frames or logos in the device’s non-volatile memory. Layers, including frames and logos, can be controlled individually in time and transition, and can be fully resized. Advanced layer management ensures higher flexibility and safety: when one output is disabled, its layers can be added to another output, resulting in a setup with 8 layers on a single output possible.

Thanks to the Additive Modularity mode, users can link two units, with inputs and outputs shared and added. Units will then function as one impressive 24×8+2 Scaled Seamless Matrix system with 2 live Mosaic Previews, 84 input plugs, 100 frames and logos and 32 scalers available. Or to double the output capabilities only, the LiveCore™ Output Expander (Ref. LOE016) can be linked to the Ascender 16 resulting in a 12×8+2 scaled seamless matrix system.

Ascender 16 can be controlled via the Web RCS, an intuitive Web-based Remote Control Software specifically designed for the LiveCore™ series. For more demanding applications, Ascender 16 can be controlled through the Vertige™, a powerful Remote Console.       To facilitate the ease of integration, Ascender 16 can also be easily controlled through AMX and Crestron 2 or 3-Series systems thanks to a full package of drivers available on www.analogway.com.Additionally Tablet and iOS apps are available on the app stores.

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Press Releases For : January 6, 2015

D.A.S. LAUNCHES THE VANTEC SERIES OF PORTABLE SYSTEMS

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Valencia, Spain – NAMM Booth# 7101 (Arena)… D.A.S. launches the new Vantec series of portable systems. The Vantec series is comprised of 4 models available in both powered and passive configurations. The completely new series incorporates 12″, 15″ powered two-way systems, a double 15″ powered three-way system employing a “dual-band” configuration and a single 18″ powered subwoofer system. (more…)

PESA Xstream C22 Compact Streaming System Receives NewBay Media Product Innovation Award

Huntsville, Alabama – PESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of streaming solutions as well as professional audio and video distribution products, today announced its PESA Xstream C22 compact streaming system has been recognized with NewBay Media’s second annual Product Innovation Award. The latest addition to the PESA Xstream family of multi-channel HD IP streaming devices, the C22 can be configured as a two port video encoder or two port decoder – or it can include one of each and be paired to allow bi-directional live interaction between sites.

“We are very proud to receive this honor from NewBay Media for what we think is a cost effective solution for a number of markets,” PESA XSTREAM Awardsaid John T. Wright, PESA senior PESA XSTREAM Awardvice president of sales and business development. “The PESA XStream C22 is very versatile because it can be used as a standalone streaming appliance or it can share content between facilities.”

The C22 includes HDMI, coax and Ethernet (IP-based camera) video inputs, and optional SFP modules allow multiple configurations (fiber, HD-BNC, A-to-D and more) for expanded connectivity. During an event, two external audio sources can be synchronized to either or both video streams. Plus, video signals can be locked to an external source using built-in frame sync for glitch-free video switching in broadcast and pro AV applications. An integrated Web server provides full remote control, so no personnel are required on site for streaming content to another facility.

Launched in 2013, NewBay Media’s Product Innovation Award recognizes excellence in the manufacturing of products to serve the broadcast television/pro video and radio/online audio industries. Winners are selected by a panel of professional users; evaluation criteria include innovation of concept and design, creative use of technology, price value, and suitability for use in a broadcast television/pro video and broadcast/online radio environment.

About PESA
As a leading provider of audio/video (A/V) Baseband and IP connectivity products, PESA offers a wide selection of multi-path streaming products, routing switchers, matrix switchers, extenders, converters, media extenders, and signal processing gear to support government, military, industrial, commercial, medical, broadcast, and mobile truck applications. From large to small-scale A/V routing and extender products to multiple IP streaming appliances, PESA offers a diverse suite of AV products, all of which are supported by 24/7 technical support. PESA is located in Huntsville, Ala., with regional sales offices throughout North America and China. Our cost effective solutions are available around the world through our industry leading team of Channel Partners offering local support and installation. All products mentioned herein are trademarked property. Learn more about us at www.pesa.com. Follow us on Twitter: @PESA_ONLINE.

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GRUNDORF CORPORATION APPOINTS TJARKS ACCOUNT MANAGER

BTjarks_HiCouncil Bluffs, IA… Grundorf Corporation, a leading manufacturer of equipment for musicians and audio professionals and parent company of loudspeaker manufacturer Grund Audio Design, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Tjarks to the newly created position of Account Manager. With a comprehensive background in retail music and audio sales, Tjarks brings a proven track record and a results-oriented approach to his new position with Grundorf, where he will maintain Grundorf Corporation’s existing relationships with North America retail dealers and contractors, identify new sales opportunities within existing accounts, establish new Grundorf dealers, and develop social network resources for outreach to Grundorf Corporation’s dealers, contractors, and end users. He started with the company in October and will be stationed at the company’s headquarters in Council Bluffs.

Tjarks is an energetic, results oriented professional with a proven track record in both retail sales and facilities management. As a professional bassist who has performed extensively, Tjarks understands the concerns of musicians and audio professionals. Prior to joining Grundorf Corporation, he was the Assistant Retail Manager/Pro Audio Department Coordinator for New Berlin, WI-based Cascio Interstate Music. Additionally, he was an Audio Technology Instructor for North Shore Music Institute in Northfield, IL. He also held the position of Store Manager/Vice President/Sales & Marketing for Gand Music & Sound of Northfield, IL and prior to this, he served as the Assistant Manager/Keyboard & Pro Audio Specialist for Guitar Center in Chicago, IL. (more…)

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