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BeckTV Completes Second HD Upgrade for Token Creek Mobile Productions

Rapid Overhaul of Sioux Expando Unit Gave Token Creek the Flexibility to Maintain and Expand Its Slate of Television Production Projects

AUSTIN, Texas — Oct. 28, 2014 — BeckTV, one of the United States’ premier design-build systems integrators, today announced that it has completed its second project for Token Creek Mobile Productions: a major upgrade of the company’s 48-foot Sioux expando television production truck, which now supports state-of-the-art HD production.

“Sioux is the second truck we’ve upgraded from SD to HD with BeckTV’s assistance, and in both cases we entrusted the project to BeckTV because we knew the company understood our objectives and could meet them in the short time frame we provided,” said John Salzwedel, president at Token Creek Mobile Television. “By putting the mobile unit update into BeckTV’s capable hands, we were able to direct our resources toward the ongoing production work that supports our business. Knowing that the great staff at BeckTV was totally immersed in the truck update, we were able to continue our operations with confidence that we’d be able to roll out the new Sioux on schedule and on budget.”

The updated Token Creek truck now is a 1080i/720p-switchable unit, equipped with an EVS XT3 playout/replay server and XFile Digital Archive station, a 3ME Grass Valley Karrera HD production switcher, Grass Valley LDX80 cameras, Fujinon’s new 99X8.4 and 18X5.5 lenses, a Calrec Artemis console, and ChyronHego HyperX3 graphics system. Since the upgrade, Token Creek’s Sioux unit has been deployed for high-profile productions for the NFL, MLS, the Kentucky Derby, NBA basketball, NCAA basketball games, and the NHL.

“BeckTV not only built two trucks back to back for us in a 13-month period, but also brought the trucks through to completion at a surprisingly attractive price point,” added Salzwedel. “With the upgrade first of Chippewa and then Sioux to HD, we’ve opened up new business opportunities, as our clients see that we have the infrastructure in place to handle larger projects and multiple-day events.”

More information about Token Creek Mobile Productions and the company’s fleet is available at www.tokencreek.com. Further information about BeckTV is available at www.becktv.com.

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About Token Creek Mobile Productions
Token Creek Mobile Television provides state-of-the-art production facilities for sports and entertainment events to television networks, national cable networks and local/regional broadcasters. Clients include such networks as PAC12, ESPN, Fox Sports Network and CBS Sports Network.

About BeckTV
BeckTV (formerly Beck Associates) is one of the United States’ premier design-build systems integrators. With more than 30 years of experience, BeckTV has designed and built more professional television facilities for more customers than any other systems integrator. In virtually every application from broadcast and cable networks, local TV stations, sports trucks, and stadium venues to educational institutions and houses of worship, BeckTV uses a collaborative approach to assure successful outcomes, on time and on budget. The company maintains full-service offices in Denver, New York, and Austin, Texas. More information about BeckTV is available at www.becktv.com.

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Wohler and Cinnafilm Tachyon Wormhole Automates TV Program Retiming for Joyce Meyer Ministries

‘Enjoying Everyday Life’ Program Can Be Adapted to Meet Requirements of Trinity Broadcast Network Without Costly and Time-Consuming Re-editing

SAN FRANCISCO — Oct. 28, 2014 — Wohler Technologies today announced that Joyce Meyer Ministries (JMM), producer of the popular Christian television program “Enjoying Everyday Life,” has deployed the Tachyon(R) Wormhole(TM) file-based media retiming solution to adapt the program for broadcast on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). A joint venture of Wohler and Cinnafilm(R), Tachyon Wormhole provides JMM with an efficient and cost-saving solution for meeting the timing and standards conversion requirements of its partner networks while preserving video and audio quality, as well as the integrity of closed captioning.

Based on the Wohler RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform(TM) running Cinnafilm’s award-winning Tachyon algorithms, Tachyon Wormhole allows content owners or broadcasters to adjust the runtime of media assets by up to plus or minus 10 percent without materially altering the viewer’s experience of the program.

“As the world’s largest religious network, TBN is a very important outlet for ‘Enjoying Everyday Life.’ Having our programming carried on the network has opened up a vast new audience for our ministry,” said Eric Grau, broadcast manager, Joyce Meyer Ministries. “We create more than 300 unique episodes of the show each year at a length of 28:30, but TBN requires 27:30. Without Tachyon Wormhole, we would have to edit each of these shows individually for length — incurring higher costs and straining our team’s workload. But this remarkable tool handles the time compression automatically and without any dropped frames, noticeable artifacts, or degradation of the original material.”

With a 4K-capable video pipeline, Wohler’s RadiantGrid software platform serves as the file-based processing framework that integrates retiming of closed-captioning data, audio retiming, and pitch correction into the Tachyon Wormhole video processing workflow. The turnkey Tachyon Wormhole system can process up to two video assets simultaneously while synchronously handling up to 64 channels of audio, along with CEA-608 and -708 and SMPTE 436M and 360M caption data. Users simply select a target runtime by choosing a specific length or by entering a percentage adjustment.

At JMM, Tachyon Wormhole automates 100 percent of the ministry’s time-compression processes, including high-quality de-interlacing of interlaced video streams, as well as phase-correlated motion analysis of the stream to determine content movement and to calculate where the content should land in order to meet the reduction in runtime. In addition, Tachyon Wormhole provides automatic retiming and pitch correction of audio, retiming of closed captions, and automatic transcoding.

“‘Enjoying Everyday Life’ is a tremendously popular program, airing around the world on more than 500 stations and networks in more than 70 languages,” said Craig Newbury, vice president of sales, Wohler. “As our very first customer for Tachyon Wormhole, JMM has saved significant time and money through the ability to time-compress content within an automated process. This is a big win for a non-profit organization, and it’s a prime example of the benefits of this new evolution in file-based retiming.”

More information about Tachyon Wormhole and purchase information, including a list of resellers, is available at www.wevalueyourtime.tv.

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About Wohler Technologies Inc.
Wohler’s tradition of innovation began more than 30 years ago with the creation of the industry’s first in-rack audio monitoring product, and it continues today through the company’s continued development of unique solutions that span the baseband, stream, and file-based domains and include advanced monitoring solutions for video, audio, and captioning applications; solutions for IP monitoring, encoding, and decoding; and the award-winning RadiantGrid(TM) platform for efficient file-based content transformation and distribution. Together, Wohler’s advanced, cost-effective confidence monitoring and media transformation products ensure high-quality production across any platform and delivery to any device. More information about Wohler is available at www.wohler.com.

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Forbidden Supplies Forscene Cloud-Editing Package for Coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival

LONDON — Oct. 28, 2014 — Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT), the AIM-quoted owner and developer of the market-leading cloud video platform Forscene, announced that it sponsored entertainment journalist Bonnie Laufer’s coverage of the renowned Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September, which ran on U.S. entertainment Web portal The Seven Sees. Forbidden provided a turnkey cloud editing package, including access to Forscene and a Forscene server, which allowed Laufer to collaborate with editors at the headquarters of her entertainment news company, The Smart Entertainment Group, and make the finished content available to The Seven Sees.

“It was an absolute pleasure using Forscene to edit the interviews I conducted during TIFF. It was quick and efficient, and made the process easy, especially when I had interviews that used more than one camera,” said Laufer, who is executive producer at The Smart Entertainment Group and has covered TIFF for 25 years. “Having the system and server on hand to upload the interviews to my colleagues at The Seven Sees in Los Angeles was undeniably efficient and a complete lifesaver. There is no question in my mind that I will be using Forscene to edit all of my interviews from now on.”

Laufer conducted 80 celebrity interviews at TIFF and used Forscene to make the interview footage immediately available to editors at Smart Entertainment headquarters in Toronto and The Seven Sees in Los Angeles, thousands of miles away. A Forscene server at Smart Entertainment automatically ingested the TIFF interviews into predetermined folders in the Forscene cloud based on watch folders that were set up on the media storage system. Editors at Smart Entertainment and The Seven Sees could then access the media, edit the interviews, integrate graphic elements, and then make the finished packages available for review.

Once approved, the finished segments were then published directly from the Forscene server to The Seven Sees website using the original high-resolution footage stored in the Forscene cloud.

“Forscene is an amazing technology for Web streaming portals like ours that need to acquire and edit media originating anywhere in the world,” said Jonathan Ratliff, owner and editor-in-chief of The Seven Sees, which gets about 500,000 visitors per month. “The speed of acquisition and creative control it offers during the editing process is incredible. During TIFF we had almost instant access to the media acquired in Toronto so that it could be utilized in Los Angeles. The back end of publishing the content was just a drag and drop away, where we could create MPEG streams to publish to our streaming site. We are excited about the future of creative possibilities in the Forscene cloud.”

“Bonnie Laufer is a well-respected journalist in her field and has conducted thousands of celebrity interviews throughout her career,” said Greg Hirst, business development director and president of the U.S. office for Forbidden Technologies plc. “Supporting her in her coverage of such a high-profile event as TIFF exposed a new audience to Forscene and demonstrated its great benefit when generating content for Web portals, which — perhaps more than any other media outlet — are expected to run up-to-the-minute content.”

More information about Forscene can be found at www.forscene.co.uk. More information about Forbidden Technologies can be found at www.forbidden.co.uk.

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About Forbidden Technologies plc
Forbidden develops advanced technologies that enable media makers and broadcasters to create and distribute compelling viewing experiences to demanding worldwide audiences. Forbidden’s flagship product, Forscene, is the world’s most advanced cloud-based video post-production platform. It allows post-production professionals to make and deliver stories with high quality and production value in demanding, fast-paced landscapes. Quoted on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market, Forbidden partners with high-profile media and technology organisations to ensure an efficient and robust experience for its clients. More information about Forbidden can be found at www.forbidden.co.uk. More information about Forscene can be found at www.forscene.co.uk.

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Photo Caption: Forscene was used to edit over 80 interviews conducted by Bonnie Laufer.

Video Link: http://thesevensees.com/toronto-international-film-festival-2014-7-most-anticipated-films-performances

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East Shore Sound Uses Riedel Gear to Enhance Production of ‘A Capitol Fourth’ Extravaganza

New All-Digital Communications Infrastructure Supported Both Stage Show on U.S. Capitol West Lawn and Live PBS Broadcast to Millions (more…)

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HARMAN’s AKG CS3 Delivers Subtle Simplicity For Onyx AV’s Conferencing Services

CS3_SystemALMERE, The Netherlands – Having provided sound reinforcement for hotels and corporations that required subtle but effective conferencing solutions, Dutch-based Onyx AV has recently upgraded its inventory with HARMAN’s AKG microphones. When the time came to refresh its inventory and to address the increased demand for reliable microphones during presentations, Onyx AV reached out to audio equipment distributor Audio XL to supply the new AKG CS3 Series conference system.

The modular and flexible AKG CS3 system supports up to 60 microphones with the base unit connected to PA, recording and external audio sources and camera control systems. Not only does it come with a detachable microphone that can be swapped to suit different preferences in length, but it also ensures user-friendly operation for fast conference management.

After dealing with other brands for a long time, Onyx was ready to switch to obtain higher quality performance that offers plug-and-play flexibility, allowing its customers to focus on the conference with ease. Following a live demo of the new CS3 system in Onyx’s head-office in Almere, the engineers were convinced that AKG was the right choice for them.

The system’s rigidity and compact size exceeded Onyx’s expectations and is able to serve all of its needs. Compared to the legacy system, the enormous leap in sound quality and durability has delivered excellent results during the first few weeks of the upgrade.

For more information on AKG, please visit www.akg.com/pro

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and integrated control solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson ®, 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 16,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.3 billion for the twelve months ended June 30, 2014.

Listen Technologies Offers Courses for Architects on ADA and CBC Guidelines for Serving People with Hearing Disabilities

— Courses offer American Institute of Architects (AIA) certification credits, a yearly requirement for AIA members —

BLUFFDALE, UT, October 3, 2014 — Listen Technologies Corporation, the leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of assistive listening products for over 16 years, has made it an ongoing priority to offer contractors, system integrators, consultants, architects and venue owners the most up-to-date resources on how to best serve those requiring assistive listening. These resources explore and clarify guidelines and recommendations set forth by institutions and legislative efforts including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the California Building Code (CBC), the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disability Act and other related measures. Compliance with these guidelines is not only mandatory and legally enforced, but a clear moral imperative; however, many professionals, although well-meaning, let certain considerations in regard to hearing disability fall through the cracks when designing new structures or updating existing facilities. A new set of courses offered by Listen is specifically designed to educate architects on ADA and CBC recommendations, offering credits for American Institute of Architects (AIA) certification in the process.

Listen Technologies has been approved to teach two courses, both earning (1) LU/HSW credit:
1. Course Title: ADA Assistive Listening Legislation
2. Course Title: California Building Code & The ADA Assistive Listening Legislation

Course objectives:
• Understand the impact of the new requirements of the ADA/CBC
• Understand the unique sound needs of the hard of hearing community
• Apply the ADA (or CBC, in California) to the welfare of people requiring assistive listening systems
• Recognize the technologies that can reconnect people to a positive experience in any venue

The courses are offered on an individual basis by Listen personnel at sites around the U.S. To inquire about a scheduled session or to set up a course date, please email sales@listentech.com. The company will also have the courses available as webinars at www.listentech.com.

For architects to remain certified through AIA, they are required to have 18 total learning units each year. Of these 18 required (LU) Learning Units, 12 of them must be in the category of Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW). Listen has developed these courses (ADA & the CBC) along with their objectives, to align under HSW learning units. These courses offered by Listen are informative and educational in nature and talk about the “why” of hearing loss – how many people have hearing loss, why hearing aids are not enough in a venue, what happens when people have hearing loss and what that is like – and then goes into the ADA and CBC codes, which are actually fairly straightforward. They then address the different types of solutions offered by Listen and the pros/cons of each technology.

Cory Schaeffer, Listen Technologies Vice President of Business Development, states, “Offering a presentation that provides AIA/HSW Learning Units to architects allows Listen to share our unique wealth of knowledge with this group of professionals. Often AV is the last ‘trade’ brought into a project, and for some assistive listening technologies that is way too late. These courses allow us to share information about hearing loss with architects and the fact that it’s the largest disability covered under the ADA (17% compared to 1.4% requiring wheelchair access), as well as what the ADA and other building code requirements are and what technologies meet the code and the advantages/disadvantages of each technology. We know that once participating architects have completed these courses, more consideration will be made earlier in projects.”

For more information on these courses and all other inquiries, please email sales@listentech.com.

About Listen Technologies Corporation
Listen Technologies brings power and clarity to the sounds that enrich your life—by overcoming the challenges of noise, distance, lively debate, and hearing loss to deliver precise and personalized audio in any setting or environment. With Listen solutions, you can cut through the clutter and connect to an experience of pure, focused sound. Listen solutions are used in gathering places around the world including schools, houses of worship, factories, entertainment venues, government agencies, and more. For more information on Listen solutions, watch this short video. Contact Listen Technologies at 1.800.330.0891, +1.801.233.8992, or visit www.listentech.com.

CONTACTS:
Listen Technologies Press Contact:
Kim Spencer / Tel: 801-542-7720 / kim.spencer@listentech.com / www.listentech.com

PR Contact:
Robert Clyne / Clyne Media / Tel: 615-662-1616 / Robert@clynemedia.com / www.clynemedia.com/

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Listen Technologies Unveils New Brand Identity

— Company-wide initiative involves new brand logo and intuitive, redesigned website; provides launch pad for company’s new products, services and solutions —

BLUFFDALE, UT, September 30, 2014 — Listen Technologies Corporation, the leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of assistive listening products for over 16 years, today unveiled its new brand identity, which includes a redesigned logo that positions Listen Technologies for its next phase of growth while paying homage to the company’s rich history as an innovator in assistive listening solutions. Also, as part of the company’s branding initiative, it has launched a new, comprehensive, and easy-to-navigate website at www.listentech.com.

Far more than just a stylish digital makeover, this new initiative coincides with the company’s long-term strategic business plan, involving ongoing growth and strengthened efforts to serve end users, consultants, contractors, venue owners, architects, and others as a leading innovator and expert in the field of assistive listening. Listen Technologies continues to serve as a prominent advocate to the marketplace for those with hearing disability, encouraging education, and providing resources to keep the market up-to-date on best practices and legislative compliance.

The new logo is simple yet memorable and incorporates a variation on the familiar “sound wave” icon, representing the company’s experience and expertise in developing solutions that overcome the challenges of noise, distance, clashing conversations, and hearing loss to deliver precise and personalized audio in any setting or environment. The re-launched website features new graphics; intuitive drop-down menus highlighting Listen Technologies product solutions for assistive listening, classroom audio, and conference systems; comprehensive resources (in both general and specific terms) for consultants, contractors, architects, and venue owners on assistive listening; and much more.

“When we decided it was time to retire our sixteen year-old logo and branding we wanted something that would reflect our commitment and focus on enabling the best possible assistive listening experience. The new website is easier to use while providing even more relevant information. The new logo and look reflects our commitment to simplicity,” said Russell Gentner, President of Listen Technologies. “The new website provides a new and improved way to launch new products, services, and solutions that our customers are demanding. Stay tuned – we are just getting started.”

For more information on the new branding efforts and all other inquiries, please email sales@listentech.com.

About Listen Technologies Corporation
Listen Technologies brings power and clarity to the sounds that enrich your life—by overcoming the challenges of noise, distance, lively debate, and hearing loss to deliver precise and personalized audio in any setting or environment. With Listen Technologies solutions, you can connect to an experience of pure, focused sound. Listen Technologies solutions are used in gathering places around the world including schools, houses of worship, factories, entertainment venues, government agencies, and more. For more information on Listen solutions, watch this short video. Contact Listen Technologies at 1.800.330.0891, +1.801.233.8992, or visit www.listentech.com.

CONTACTS:
Listen Technologies Press Contact:
Kim Spencer / Tel: 801-542-7720 / kim.spencer@listentech.com / www.listentech.com

PR Contact:
Robert Clyne / Clyne Media / Tel: 615-662-1616 / Robert@clynemedia.com / www.clynemedia.com/

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Listen Technologies Announces Inaugural Champion Award

— First recipient is Bill Register, Director of Facilities & Theater Management, Nederlander Producing Company —

BLUFFDALE, UT, October 24, 2014 — Listen Technologies Corporation, the leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of assistive listening products for over 16 years, announces the inaugural Listen Champion Award, an annual award for those exemplifying forward thinking in assistive listening. The award will be presented annually each October. Criteria for honorees include their contributions to advocacy, compliance, implementation, technology and/or innovation. The recipient of the inaugural award is Bill Register, Director of Facilities & Theater Management, Nederlander Producing Company. Cory Schaeffer, Listen Technologies Co-Founder and Vice President of Business Development, announced the establishment of the annual award, which underscores Listen’s ongoing commitment to raising awareness of hearing disabilities and assistive listening and to acknowledging leaders in these initiatives. The inaugural award was presented to Mr. Register at a private ceremony in New York on October 14.

Cory Schaeffer stated, “Our goal at Listen Technologies is to highlight and express our gratitude to those who endlessly work to help accommodate people with hearing loss, and with that in mind we have established the Listen Champion Award. Our first recipient, Bill Register, is a stellar example of what we honor. His actions to support assistive listening implementation and advocacy are making a huge difference on Broadway, and we acknowledge and appreciate the work he is doing. His efforts are to be applauded.”

For more information on this award and all other inquiries, please email sales@listentech.com.

About Listen Technologies Corporation
Listen Technologies brings power and clarity to the sounds that enrich your life—by overcoming the challenges of noise, distance, lively debate, and hearing loss to deliver precise and personalized audio in any setting or environment. With Listen solutions, you can cut through the clutter and connect to an experience of pure, focused sound. Listen solutions are used in gathering places around the world including schools, houses of worship, factories, entertainment venues, government agencies, and more. For more information on Listen solutions, watch this short video. Contact Listen Technologies at 1.800.330.0891, +1.801.233.8992, or visit www.listentech.com.

CONTACTS:
Listen Technologies Press Contact:
Kim Spencer / Tel: 801-542-7720 / kim.spencer@listentech.com / www.listentech.com

PR Contact:
Robert Clyne / Clyne Media / Tel: 615-662-1616 / Robert@clynemedia.com / www.clynemedia.com/

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Lighting Designer Robert Sondergaard and HARMAN’s Martin Professional Create Unique “Reverse Collaboration” Dance Production

MARTIN Reverse Collaboration-1BURNABY, British Columbia — Unlike any dance show ever produced, Robert Sondergaard’s Reverse Collaboration project is a reversal of the typical production and creative processes—developing the lighting and environment design first and then adding in choreography as the final piece. The Reverse Collaboration concept is the culmination of MovEnt’s annual project called “Today in the Theatre” that brought choreographers and lighting designers together to explore lighting without the pressure of crafting a show. However, as Sondergaard, Owner of production design house Electric Aura, sought new ways to improve the collaboration process between lighting designers and dance choreographers, he felt the project needed to take the next step. In support of this year’s event, which featured the first ever dance show created entirely via Reverse Collaboration, HARMAN’s Martin Professional teamed up with Christie Lites to provide Sondergaard with a multitude of moving head lighting fixtures, including the MAC Quantum Wash and RUSH MH3 Beam.

Dance professionals typically start with the choreography and add layers of lighting, sound, costumes and set pieces to enhance the production. However, these additional design elements are often forced to play catch up with the choreography to become a bigger part of the show and in many cases, the lack of time or monetary resources lead to designs that are not fully realized. By developing a show through reverse collaboration, Sondergaard, as the lighting and production designer, took the lead creative role. His process began by choosing a piece of music and then designed a lighting environment, with equipment provided by Martin Professional, Christie Lites, and Electric Aura’s own fixtures, that accentuated the sound.

“From a lighting standpoint, I spent three months creating the show to ensure it was fully programmed and time coded before the collaboration with the choreographers and dancers began,” said Sondergaard. “The chance to refine a lighting design to that degree was very challenging, yet refreshing at the same time. With one four-minute section of the design featuring over 220 cue calls, it was one of the most fine-tuned designs I’ve ever accomplished.”

After months of developing the lighting design, Sondergaard then teamed up with two choreographers and four dancers at The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby, British Columbia to finalize the show over the course of six days. The first day consisted of load-in while the choreography was developed from days two through four. On day five the production team refined the performance and on day six the show was live. “It was truly an impressive feat by the choreographers to develop the routine in such a short period of time. While I had months to refine and fully program the lighting design, the choreography was only developed over three days,” said Sondergaard.

Sondergaard deployed eight of Martin’s MAC Quantum Wash lights, with six on booms upstage and two additional fixtures hung in the air for top wash. “The intensity and quality of the light the Quantum produces is unlike any other wash light available,” said Sondergaard. “It has a unique lense effect where the front lense rotates and creates an organic movement to the light like I’ve never seen in any fixture before.”

Additionally, he used 16 Martin RUSH MH3 Beam fixtures positioned on the floor on either side of the stage and four MH1 Profile fixtures hung in a cluster over center stage. Sondergaard also suspended 15 of Martin’s MAC Aura Wash lights over the stage on truss ladders. “We were very happy with the capabilities of the RUSH MH 3 fixtures,” said Sondergaard. “The strong output and colors paired with the rotating gobos really made the MH3s a fantastic fixture to work with. They really outperformed our expectations!”

From creating cutting edge and integrated lighting designs to attracting larger audiences with bigger production elements, Sondergaard’s Reverse Collaboration project hopes to create and reinforce a new creative process that showcases the importance a more refined lighting design to dance productions.

“I have always had a strong passion for dance production,” said Sondergaard. “I am proud to help bring new creative processes and production elements to the dance world and I could not have imagined our success without the support of Martin Professional.”

Equipment
Supplied by Martin Professional and Christie Lites (www.christielites.com):
8 x MAC Quantum Wash
16 X Rush MH3

Supplied by Electric Aura:
15 x MAC Aura Wash
4 x Rush MH1

Creative Team
Conceived and Created by: Robert Sondergaard (www.electricaura.net)
Producer: Julie-anne Saroyan, MovEnt (www.movent.ca)
Choreographers : Karissa Barry & Thoenn Glover
Dancers: Jessica Wilkie, Elya Grant, Sophia Wolfe, Alex Tam

For an inside look at Robert Sondergaard’s “Reverse Collaboration” project, please visit: http://youtu.be/3gKxyK6-amI

For more information on Martin’s stage lighting solutions, please visit: www.martin.com
As a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors, Martin lighting and video systems are renowned the world over. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and media servers, as well as a complete line of smoke machines as a complement to intelligent lighting. Martin operates the industry’s most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries. Founded in 1987 and based in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin is the lighting division of global infotainment and audio company HARMAN International Industries. For more information please visit: http://www.martin.com.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and integrated control solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson ®, 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 16,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.3 billion for the twelve months ended June 30, 2014.

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Salem Lutheran Church Brings Sanctuary To Life With Hitachi CP-WX8255A Projector

Hitachi_SalemLutheranGreenfield, Minnesota, October 17, 2014 – On a mission to find a brighter and more convenient projector, Dennis Strong, Pastor and Administrator at Salem Lutheran Church in Greenfield, Minnesota, found the solution in Hitachi’s CP-WX8255A projector. Salem Lutheran Church, which has 630 members, needed a new projector primarily to show video content and presentations.

“We have been using a smaller projector on a cart that had to be wheeled out into the aisle when we wanted to use it,” explained Pastor Strong. “We wanted a high-performance projector that also would be up and out of the way.”

Having a projector in the middle of the aisle in the sanctuary was a problem for the churchgoers, as well as a potential fire hazard, Pastor Strong noted. Hitachi was able to provide what the Church needed. “The new projector is surface mounted onto the front of the rear balcony,” said Pastor Strong. “We use it to show videos and presentations during church gatherings and sermons.”

Finding a projector that met the Church’s needs came after a lot of research. “The CP-WX8255A was recommended by our audio-visual supplier, Jeanne Schultz from Point Of Power. The projector had exactly what we needed,” said Pastor Strong.

Since the installation of the projector, the Church is happy with the final result. “It is less hassle getting presentations ready because we do not need to wheel in the projector on a cart. It’s already set up,” said Pastor Strong. “It has high brightness and it is great to have it mounted and out of the way. We have had a few church members comment on how convenient the projector is and how beneficial it is to have the projector mounted.”

For more information on the Salem Lutheran Church in Greenfield, Minnesota, visit http://www.salemwels.org

For more information on Hitachi projectors, visit www.hitachi-america.us/projectors

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About Hitachi America, Ltd.
Hitachi America, Ltd. headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and its subsidiary companies offer a broad range of electronics, power and industrial equipment and services, particle beam therapy technologies, automotive products and consumer electronics with operations throughout the Americas. For more information, visit www.hitachi-america.us. For information on other Hitachi Group companies in the United States, please visit www.hitachi.us.

About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2013 (ended March 31, 2014) totaled 9,616 billion yen ($93.4 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional materials & components, automotive systems, health care and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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