California desert rockers Queens of the Stone Age went for a radical change of scene recently when they performed an exclusive one-off gig for 300 fans in a German salt mine.
Billed as the world‘s deepest gig ever, fans were transported 2,300 feet underground to hear Queens of the Stone Age perform through a Crest Audio Pro 200™-powered sound system supplied by audio rental and production specialists Complete Audio Berlin.
Complete Audio‘s André Rauhut admitted that the Sondershausen salt mine definitely ranked at the top of his “most unusual venue” list, and was pretty close to earning “most challenging,” as well. The first task was to bring all the components underground, where they were left for 36 hours to adjust to the climatic conditions of the underground chamber. Then his crew handled the massive reverberations coming off the walls. Throughout it all, Rauhut said that his Crest Audio Pro 200 Series amplifiers were a very important part of the signal chain. (more…)
Las Vegas, NV, February 25, 2008 – RF Central, a leading digital microwave technology provider, is unveiling its RFX-CMT-II camera-mounted transmitters in both 2 GHz and 5.8 GHz at NAB 2008 (Booth C6622). While the 2 GHz unit is designed for live ENG news and sports broadcast applications and the 5.8 GHz unit is geared for live sports stadium, arena coverage and license free applications, both offer complete HD upgradeability with the latest in high-quality, low-latency, HD encoding technology. (more…)
Executive with broad experience in digital signage marketplace joins Rise Vision, Inc. to lead accelerated growth for web-based content management solution, expand into new domestic and international markets
ETOBICOKE, Ontario – February 25, 2008 – Rise Vision, Inc., a provider of a web-based content management system for the control of digital signage networks, announces that Ron Levac has joined the company as President. In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing and executing the company‘s aggressive growth strategy for the Rise Display Network, which is the company‘s web-based solution for delivering user-developed and live content to digital signage displays and networks. (more…)
Experience Touch First-Hand With NextWindow Large Format Technology
Emeryville, CA – February 22, 2008 – With touch screens becoming de rigueur for the digital signage industry, one standout company, NextWindow, Ltd., the international leader in optical touch screen technology, will feature its interactive displays in partner booths throughout the Digital Signage Expo held on February 27 and 28, 2008 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The expo will feature NextWindow‘s 2400 Series Screen Overlays, and 2100 Touch Screen Kits in many exhibitors‘ booths, including NEC (Booth #113), Ingram Micro (Booth #369), Electrograph (Booth #469), Scala (Booth #305), Alive Promo, and others. (more…)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN, FEBRUARY 25, 2008 – Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, keeps sound flowing at Nashville‘s Liquid Music Studio. A personal and commercial facility, founded in 2006 by former Digidesign Production Specialist Brett Clark, Liquid Music Studio specializes in audio and post-production projects. (more…)
Lighting designer Scott Warner put his grandMA to work on Grammy Award-winner Queen Latifah‘s nine-week Trav‘lin Light tour last fall. The tour, which kicked off September 29 in Dallas and ran through the end of November, supported Queen Latifah‘s new jazz CD of the same name.
Warner had previously used the grandMA to control LED lighting for the Pussycat Dolls, but this was the first tour where his grandMA controlled moving lights. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive North American distributor of the grandMA. (more…)
PETALUMA, Calif. — Jan. 28, 2008 – Furman/Panamax, a world-leading provider of power management solutions, today announced the release of newly designed Furman Elite-16 PF E i and Elite-10 E i power management products for 220V-240V markets. The bold yet elegant new designs feature smooth contours of black steel with clear blue LED lights while offering the same performance and technologies Furman‘s customers have come to rely on. (more…)
New Stand-Alone System Serves as All-in-One Solution for Single-Display, Single-Site Installations
PRINCETON, N.J. — Jan. 30, 2008 — Triveni Digital, a subsidiary of LG Electronics (LGE), today announced the release of a new version of Ensignia™ Digital Signage Lobby, a stand-alone, self-contained system for digital signage deployments requiring just one display screen. Integrated with LGE‘s M4210N flat-panel HDTV LCD display, the new Lobby system provides an economical solution for high-quality content display in a broad range of applications. (more…)
Minneapolis, MN. — (February 22, 2008) – www.chiefmfg.com – Chief Manufacturing, the industry leader in projector and flat panel TV mounts, is excited to announce the release of the WPA Short Throw Projector Wall Mount for fast and stable installation of short throw projectors.
WPA is packed with innovative features and benefits, focusing on flexibility and ease of installation. A built-in track design allows the projector to be shifted up to 11” (318 mm) to create the ideal image size. The mount includes integrated roll adjustments, post-installation extension adjustments, and quick projector connect/disconnect without tools. Security hardware is also included. (more…)
Kansas City, MO – February 2008 … Since February 5th–when Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama almost evenly split the results of the mega primary day that drew record voter turnout across several states–Barack Obama has gone on to score impressive wins in the following 11 primaries/caucuses. On February 9th, Senator Obama attended a political rally to generate voter enthusiasm the day before the Maine Democratic caucus, which he then won. That rally, held at the Bangor Auditorium was filled to capacity–inside and outside–and during his speech, Obama used a MIPRO wireless microphone system, distributed in North America by Avlex Corporation. (more…)