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Nortek Showcases New GoControl Z-Wave Home Control Devices at ISE 2015

Nortek Security & Control will demonstrate new GoControl smart home lighting, security, and control devices and its market leading 2GIG smart home system in the Z-Wave Alliance booth.

Amsterdam RAI, NL – Integrated Systems Europe 2015 – February 10-12 – Stand 12-A74 - Nortek Security & Control LLC, a Nortek, Inc. company (NASDAQ: NTK) and a leader in the security and home control markets, today announced it will be exhibiting at ISE for the first time in company history, and showcasing a range of smart home products available in the EU market.

The company’s GoControl smart home products are the choice of many security and control system providers around the world, and the company is the top provider of Z-Wave® compatible devices to the industry, according to the Z-Wave alliance. In addition, its 2GIG® home control system is the most widely installed home control platform, according to Park Associates, as of December 2014. At ISE 2015, Nortek Security & Control will be unveiling the following GoControl and 2GIG products to the EU market:

GoControl Bulbz Z-Wave Dimmable LED Smart Light Bulb - A Z-Wave® enabled LED smart bulb that’s dimmable up to 100 levels. The instant-on, screw-in bulb provides soft-white illumination equivalent to a 60-watt incandescent bulb and provides one of the simplest and most affordable intelligent lighting solutions available.

GoControl Wireless 3-Way Z-Wave Light Switch - Allows remote ON/OFF control and dimming of as many as five other Z-Wave controlled lights. DIY consumer and installer friendly, it can serve as a virtual 3-way switch and be wired anywhere power is available, without the need for a traveler wire.

2GIG Home Control System – A fully contained 2GIG security and home control panel that supports 433MHz devices will be demonstrated along with standard Z-Wave door/window transmitter and 4-button key ring remote to show what an entry level smart home security system looks like.

In addition to the booth display, Nortek Security & Control vice president of security and control, Avi Rosenthal, will participate in one of the most highly anticipated panels at the show, “The Internet of Things: Where’s the Opportunity.” The panel will take place on February 9 at 4:30 p.m. as part of the Smart Building Conference and explore various IoT segments experiencing rapid growth and what the future holds for connected products.

Strongly positioned with product portfolio synergies and the ability to cross-pollinate technology across the broader Nortek family, Nortek Security & Control provides a broad range of smart home solutions to OEMs, telecoms, major retailers, managed service providers, security dealers, custom installers and DIY consumers.

About Nortek Security & Control

Leveraging extensive design and engineering capabilities and more than 50 years of innovation, Nortek Security & Control supplies its technology solutions to leading distributors, retailers, service providers and manufacturers and is dedicated to addressing the lifestyle and business needs of millions of customers every day.

Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Nortek Security & Control is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTK) a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit www.nortek.com for more information.

Copyright© 2014 Nortek Security & Control LLC. All rights reserved. The Linear, 2GIG and GoControl logos are registered trademarks of Nortek Security & Control LLC in the United States and/or other countries. Other names or brands may be claimed as the property of others.

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SurgeX Stamps Out Surges at ISE 2015

Advanced Series Mode surge elimination technology offers significant advantages over traditional MOV-based surge suppressors and is primed for distribution to systems integrators in the global market.

Amsterdam RAI, NL – Integrated Systems Europe 2015 – February 10-12 – Stand 7-T180 –

At ISE 2015, ESP/SurgeX, the only manufacturer with surge elimination technology, will showcase a variety of mains protection products to the European market at ISE. The SurgeX portfolio features patented Advanced Series Mode surge elimination technology implemented across a range of form factors, including: rack mount, space saver, standalone, low-profile and branch circuits.

The SurgeX philosophy originated from the idea that simply suppressing a surge is not enough. To fully protect valuable equipment, surges must be eliminated. Traditional surge suppression units, such as the conventional MOV-based technologies, pass through some of the surge energy to the equipment. This let-through produces harmful side effects such as earth contamination or common-mode disturbances. To deal with this, SurgeX developed its patented Advanced Series Mode® Surge Elimination Technology to properly protect A/V equipment from AC surges and electrical transients that can disrupt sound quality and digital performance. This, along with other proprietary technologies such as Impedance Tolerant® EMI/RFI filtering, SurgeX ICE® inrush current elimination, and COVUS® Catastrophic Over/Under Voltage Shutdown, differentiate SurgeX products from all other power conditioning products.

While many believe surges come from events like lightening or blown fuses, more commonly they originate from inside a building from HVAC units, office equipment or other electronics cycling on. The surges happen repeatedly over the course of a day and often flow unchecked because traditional power suppression products suppress and then shunt surges to the neutral or ground using an MOV derivative. The voltage they allow to pass on to the connected equipment—known as let-through voltage—can be in excess of 600 volts, and causes the attached diode to fail dramatically when hit with a surge. While those levels may not be catastrophic, they will produce heat in the equipment. Heat buildup accelerates wear, degrades performance and shortens the lifespan of electronics.

“We’ve built a product portfolio that gives integrators a logical solution to properly protect audio video equipment,” said Shannon Townley, president of SurgeX. “We understand that dealers, installers, and business owners need a product that’s going to provide non-sacrificial protection and flexible compatibility to offer the confidence that they’re always protected, and that’s what they receive with SurgeX products.”

Dealers who want to experience SurgeX’s surge elimination technology can visit ISE 2015 Stand 7-T180. SurgeX will also be conducting interviews for potential distributors at the show.

For more information about SurgeX, please visit www.surgexinternational.com.

About ESP/SurgeX

ESP/SurgeX is the leader in energy intelligence and power protection products. Our comprehensive product portfolio offers a complete line of AC power solutions for surge protection, power conditioning, diagnostic analysis, and control of sensitive electrical and electronic equipment. Backed with 42 patents/patents pending, ESP/SurgeX products are engineered to safeguard against power anomalies that can “confuse” the circuitry in digital equipment and cause both equipment degradation and downtime. Independent research proves that ESP/SurgeX technology can improve equipment performance, profitability, and ROI. For over 25 years, business leaders worldwide have trusted ESP/SurgeX to protect and improve their electronic systems. For more information visit www.espei.com.

ESP/SurgeX products are manufactured in Knightdale, North Carolina. Visit www.surgex.com or www.espei.com for further company and product information.

Press Contact:  Caster Communications, Inc. at 401.792.7080

Nick Brown: nbrown@castercomm.com

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Severtson Screens Names Rita Catuzzi Production Manager

Mesa, Arizona, Feb. 9, 2015 – Severtson Screens (www.severtsonscreens.com), a global leader in innovative and quality projection screens for the cinema, commercial, pro AV, and home theater markets, has announced that it has named Rita Catuzzi as facilities production manager, effective immediately.Severtson Screens - Rita Catuzzi production manager

“As we continued to grow in both the cinema and home theater markets, we needed a production manager that could handle the task,” explained Toby Severtson, president and CEO of Severtson Corp. “Rita is responsible for all projection screen production, including our new and immensely popular folded SēVision 3D GX line of cinema projection screens and our new TAT-4K Titanium Acoustically-Transparent line of home theater screens. She’ll manage the production staff and everything associated with that duty, including inventory, process control, optimization, and organization. Rita has a great resume in the world of manufacturing management, so we’re glad to have her on board.”

For the past 35 years, Catuzzi has worked on assembly lines as well as in production management. “Organization, attention to detail, and on-time delivery are my main focuses,” said Catuzzi. “Severtson is a great place to work and builds a great product. I’m excited to be a part of the team.”

Approaching its 30th anniversary in 2016, Severtson Corporation continues to be a global leader in innovation and quality. During the company’s nearly three decades in business, the Severtson family has accrued extensive experience manufacturing countless small home theater screens and large cinema screens. Severtson Corporation has the expertise to meet the needs of the professional and consumer AV markets for both indoor and outdoor applications. With its three Arizona-based production facilities and its state-of-the-art robotic application system, Severtson has significant production capabilities and an unusually wide array of screens. The large number of screen sizes available can accommodate massive movie theaters, comfortable home theaters, and everything in between.

For more information, please visit www.severtsonscreens.com, call 480-610-5155, or email sales@severtsonscreens.com.

About Severtson Screens
Mesa, Ariz.-based Severtson Screens, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011, is an award-winning global leader in innovative and quality projection screens in the home theater, pro AV, and cinema markets. Its low rejection rate coupled with the high quality of all its products has made Severtson Corporation the industry standard for quality and customer service worldwide. From its unlikely origins in the family kitchen to today’s three modern production facilities, Severtson Corporation has remained committed to the principles of innovation and uncompromising quality that have made them who they are today.

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D-Tools Announces Exciting New Products, Partnerships, and Updates at ISE 2015, Enhancing its Powerful Productivity-Boosting Software and Making Domestic and International Integrators More Efficient

D-Tools debuts SI 2015 to international market; demos time-saving iPad Mobile Quote app; and announces a host of new strategic partnerships, all of which combine to give D-Tools users more tools and resources than ever before 

 

CONCORD, CA, USA (ISE 2015 Stand #1-P58) – Feb. 9, 2015 — D-Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, is thrilled to bring the international market some of its latest innovations, including its newest version of the award-winning System Integrator™ Software, SI 2015; live demos of its iPad Mobile Quote app; and exciting new partnership announcements recently announced with SpringDeckSupplyStream, and others. All these combine to make the D-Tools software platform even more useful to integrators, allowing them to in turn be more productive and efficient, thus enhancing their bottom DTools_ Logo_Stackedlines.

 

“We encourage both D-Tools users and non-users alike to come by our stand at ISE, learn about our recent innovations, and see firsthand how they can automate business practices, eliminate redundancies, and become more streamlined with our offerings,” says Adam Stone, President and Founder of D-Tools. “To see SI 2015 and our Mobile Quote app in action is to understand the incredible functionality and the tools that the integrator has at his or her fingertips. It really can make a huge difference to the way an integrator does business as well as the profits they realize as a result.” 

 

D-Tools SI 2015 Software Platform Launches Internationally 

ISE attendees will have the opportunity to see the latest advancements to D-Tools award-winning System Integrator™ Software Platform—SI 2015—which was previewed in September for the US market during CEDIA EXPO. The latest iteration of the platform (available in February) features several new updates, including integration with QuickBooks and other accounting software, which allows integrators to track inventory and order status, sync vendors, and more. SI 2015’s new Mobile Workflow and Installation Management capabilities are also brand-new, letting users track the status of install tasks from a smartphone or tablet and send/receive device-level notifications. Users can schedule installs and make updates to a centralized calendar, then broadcast those appointments and changes out to their team in real-time, while changes automatically synchronize back with the SI 2015 platform. Highly effective AutoCAD (including AutoCAD 2015) and Visio-based drawings provide clearer and more concise communications between team members and consultants for more effective project management. In all, SI 2015 makes it faster and easier than ever to perform key functions of an integrator’s business from estimation to system design to project management.

 

D-Tools Mobile Quote App Now Available 

D-Tools’ Mobile Quote iOS app has been acclaimed as one of the most compelling new features of the D-Tools’ System Integrator platform. Now, that same functionality is available through SI 2015. A workflow-enhancing application, Mobile Quote represents a fantastic opportunity for systems integrators to work with clients in the field to secure an accurate and immediately deliverable system design quote­­—before the client has time to second guess the decision or find alternative resources. That same quote can then be emailed to the client and imported back into the full desktop version of D-Tools for integration into the project. D-Tools Mobile Quote seamlessly extends the workflow from the office to the field and back, maximizing efficiencies and enhancing the customer experience.

 

D-Tools’ Strategic Partnerships Deliver 360-View into Sales Pipeline, Provide Robust Analytics to Partners, and Support Business Process Automation

SpringDeck, an innovative new app-based sales-presentation tool, and D-Tools have strategically partnered to offer manufacturers and dealers the unprecedented ability to seamlessly move through the entire sales process—from initial sales presentation to final installation—with unprecedented visibility into pipeline activity and success rates. Users of both systems will reap the added benefit of robust analytics that will ultimately illustrate how, what, where, and why products are being presented, specified, and installed.

 

This complementary new partnership helps those in the electronic systems integration community—systems integrators, designers, consultants, tech managers, and manufacturers—streamline operations, standardize processes, and reduce redundancies. By coupling SpringDeck’s comprehensive app-based connection tool that brings together products, sales teams, and potential clients with D-Tools’ data-driven software platform, users of both systems will be able to seamlessly execute the entire sales process from the initial sales presentation via SpringDeck, to the estimation, design, project and installation management via D-Tools.

 

SupplyStream Partnership Streamlines Product Data Management
SupplyStream, the leading web-based product catalog and industry purchasing platform also formed a strategic partnership with D-Tools that will establish new standards for product specification gathering, categorization, management, and publishing to help streamline data management for manufacturers, distributors, and integrators of audio video systems. One of the primary goals for the D-Tools and SupplyStream partnership is to establish a set of standards that can be used by both industry manufacturers and the dealers and integrators who ultimately utilize this information to specify, purchase, and resell products to their clients. It’s a win-win for D-Tools users and the manufacturers they are specifying.

Enhanced Data Library
Finally, as part of a new website structure, users of D-Tools now have access to a New Data Library that provides valuable integrated analytics and communication systems for manufacturers and the D-Tools user community from within the D-Tools System Integrator software environment. Enabling more timely manufacturer pricing updates, special offers, and other relevant information, the library was designed to create branding opportunities for D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) Program partners, making their information more visible through the DTConnect feature. Not only does this attract authorized users to MVP brands, it also facilitates additional sales and outreach opportunities for manufacturers participating in the MVP program.

 

About D-Tools, Inc.
D-Tools, founded in 1998 and based in Concord, California, is a worldwide leader in accessible, highly accurate system design and documentation software platform. The company’s flagship product, System Integrator™ (SI), is a robust solution that utilizes Autodesk® AutoCAD and Microsoft® Visio to facilitate comprehensive system design, documentation and project management. D-Tools enables residential and commercial integrators to streamline business processes and increase revenues while reducing the time and cost associated with the installation and integration of low-voltage electronic systems. More than 4,500 leading companies currently use the award-winning D-Tools platform to reduce time, costs and to streamline the system integration process. Product updates and related information can be obtained by following D-Tools on Twitter and on Facebook.

 

Learn more about the D-Tools MVP Program, D-Tools System Integrator, or the undeniable benefits of using a streamlined system design, proposal, and estimation software platform at www.d-tools.com, (866) 386-6571 ext. 1, or e-mail info@d-tools.com or mvp@d-tools.com

 

Press Contacts  
Tim Bigoness, D-Tools, Inc., (925) 270-4102timb@d-tools.comwww.d-tools.com

 

Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications, Inc., (425) 328-8640katye@kmbcomm.comwww.kmbcomm.com@KMB_Comm

 

MVP Contact 
Josh Carlson, D-Tools, Inc., (925) 270-4105joshc@d-tools.com

 

Images

Accompanying images for use in publication can be downloaded from these links:

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Integrated Systems Europe 2015 Abounds with Stewart Filmscreen® High Performance Projection Screens: Attendees Invited to Visit These Stands for Some of the Best Images and Acoustics on the Show Floor

With screens sprinkled across the show floor in stands like Barco, Vivitek, Christie, Steinway Lyngdorf, ISF and THX, Stewart Filmscreen® is used ubiquitously for top-notch image quality to demonstrate products to the best of their capabilities 

 

TORRANCE, CA, USA (ISE 2015 Stand #1-F50) – Feb. 9, 2015 — Stewart Filmscreen®—Academy Award® winning manufacturer of projection screens and specialty optical coatings—will showcase a slew of high-performance, 4K+ screen materials at Integrated Systems Europe 2015 in its own stand, and is being used to optimize image quality from top projector manufacturers plus speaker and audio engineering companies, proving that when the job calls for the best possible image quality and/or acoustic transparency, Stewart Filmscreen is the partner of choice. modern interior

 

“We are honored to be consistently selected as the screen of choice for demonstrations, trainings, and product showcases by many best-in-class brands from across the AV industry,” says Grant Stewart, President and CEO of Stewart Filmscreen. “At ISE 2015, THX, for example, will be using two of our brand new Stewart Tela 80 acoustically transparent woven fabric screens for its trainings, while ISF will use a StudioTek 130 screen for its trainings. This illustrates Stewart’s status as the industry standard for both acoustics and video quality, and we feel like that is something to brag about.”

 

The exciting new screen systems and materials on display at Stewart’s own booth include the company’s new LuminEsse™ ‘edgeless’ fixed frame front projection screen system, AeroView 70 rear projection screen showing edge-blending capabilities, and the new Iten fixed height, variable width masking system that incorporates Stewart’s first woven screen material—Tela™ 80. These three displays will be paired with state-of-the-art projectors from Digital Projection, Christie, and Sony respectively. Stewart has also partnered with DigiLED to present its new Para Hi Trans 300, an LED diffusion screen technology that creates film-like images from direct LED video wall modules.

 

In addition to these top-notch displays at the Stewart Filmscreen booth, ISE show attendees can find breathtaking displays featuring Stewart screens at the following locations:

 

  • Christie Digital (stand 1-H50) — StarGlas 60 Rear Projection Screen – image size 2054 x 3654 mm
  • Vivitek (stand 4-R65) — SnoMatte 100 Front-Projection Screen – image size 1700 x 7000 mm
  • Barco Residential (stand 11-H75) — Two SnoMatte 100 Front Projection Screens – image sizes 1689 x 3010 mm and 1000 x 4333 mm
  • THX (Training Room) — Two New Tela 80 Woven Acoustically Transparent Front Projection Screens – image size 1143 x 2032 mm
  • ISF (Training Room) — StudioTek 130 Front Projection Screen – image size 1118 x 1994 mm
  • Steinway Lyngdorf (stand 10-P11) — New Tela 80 Woven Acoustically Transparent Front Projection Screen – image size 2248 x 4000 mm

Attendees are invited to view Stewart Filmscreen’s complete lineup of high performance projection screen solutions on display in stand #1-F50, and are encouraged to visit the booths of these Stewart Filmscreen industry partners to see the perfect pairing of screen and projector for nearly any application.

Media tours can be arranged through Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications, Inc., by emailing katye@kmbcomm.com or phoning +1 (425) 328-8640.

 

About Stewart Filmscreen

Headquartered in Torrance, Calif., with additional manufacturing and satellite sales facilities in Ohio, Singapore, and Denmark, Stewart Filmscreen Corp. 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 experience that is unrivaled in the marketplace. Simply put, if a screen can be imagined, Stewart Filmscreen can deliver it. Learn more at www.stewartfilmscreen.comor by following @StewartFilm on Twitter.

 

All products, product names, trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 

Stewart Filmscreen Media contact

Katye (McGregor) Bennett | KMB Communications, Inc. | (425) 328-8640 | katye@kmbcomm.com | www.kmbcomm.com

 

Images

Images for use in publication can be downloaded from this link using the following caption: Stewart Filmscreen projection screens will be featured in some of ISE’s most prominent displays, including Barco, Christie, Vivitek, and Steinway Lyngdorf, and will be used in THX and ISF training rooms.

 

 

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LUMINEX GigaCore Switches Partner with BlackTrax on Global Entertainment Productions

HBMPSG_Dubai-5_1000GigaCore managed Gigabit Ethernet switches from LUMINEX Network Intelligence are working in tandem with BlackTrax tracking systems from The CAST Group, Toronto, on high-profile entertainment events worldwide, including the smart government awards show in Dubai and many others productions around the world.

Arena spectaculars and touring productions alike take advantage of the cost savings and automation offered by BlackTrax to deliver precise 3D and 6D positioning in real time to controllers for automated and robotic technologies.

In turn, BlackTrax integrates LUMINEX GigaCore 12 managed Gigabit Ethernet switches with its tracking solution to deliver rugged, reliable custom solutions guaranteed to perform show after demanding show. “GigaCore managed Gigabit Ethernet switches are designed to cope with the most demanding lighting and AV installations in a truly user-friendly way,” says Marty Cochrane, BlackTrax product manager.

BlackTrax has enabled productions to replace many followspots with a single automated system that can track actors and moving set pieces. BlackTrax also talks to media servers, which feed content for projection mapping onto moving sets.

The versatile GigaCore switches integrate well with the demanding multimedia environments that BlackTrax supports. For example, “A single network ring of GigaCore switches can support the lighting ArtNet network, media servers, device management, the Internet and BlackTrax,” explains Hugo Larin, director for LUMINEX in America.

On some productions multiple GigaCore 12 switches act as “the brains of most of the show,” Cochrane says. They deliver reliably, at wire speed, lighting console information and tracking data from BlackTrax beacons buried in moving set pieces and actors’ costumes to servers and end points. The BlackTrax system is responsible for the final data output.

“Cameras see the beacons and report their positions back through the switches to the BlackTrax server so we can track the artists and scenery” with lights that act as automated followspots and with video projection, Cochrane points out.

“BlackTrax servers can manage all this live on the DMX lighting network,” says Larin. “The lighting consoles talk to the entire BlackTrax system via the GigaCore switches.”

Since LUMINEX GigaCore allows BlackTrax to put lighting and BlackTrax data on a single set of switches “there are no latency concerns” for customers, Cochrane points out – a real improvement over former systems. “LUMINEX also supports the Interswitch Link (ISL) ring called RLinkX, which assures redundancy with fallover paths if connections or systems fail. Our previous managed switches did not support the ISL ring. But it’s a really useful option to have and very easy to set up.”

For the smart government awards show in Dubai designed by HQ Creative with support from video consultant David Bajt, BlackTrax was deployed by ProTec to provide the tracking solutions for all the set pieces. BlackTrax was installed into the venue and BT Beacons were installed into the three set pieces: a 5×5 meter cube and two interlocking jigsaw pieces. There were a total of eight tracking points on the cube, and six tracking points per jigsaw.

BlackTrax used four Luminex GigaCore 16RFO for the show, which were “the brains” behind all BlackTrax and lighting control systems. There were ten BTCameras on the show, alongside the standard timekeeper, router, and eSync. The position of all the objects were then sent to the d3 media server. The d3 server created a rigid body skeleton of those objects, which they used to projection-map all content onto. This project was the first d3/BlackTrax show to have all projection-mapped objects tracked.

BlackTrax first became familiar with LUMINEX switches when they heard that the Cirque du Soleil was using them. BlackTrax tested them while exploring options for clients and quickly embraced the GigaCore switches. “Now, we recommend LUMINEX GigaCore switches on every show we do,” says Cochrane.

“Working with a company like LUMINEX that builds switches for the live entertainment market has been really helpful,” Cochrane says. “We can call them, and they’ll understand what we’re trying to achieve and offer solutions. LUMINEX has given us new updates to address our special needs. They’ve been very responsive – something we didn’t see with the previous switches we used.”

About LUMINEX

LUMINEX Network Intelligence was formed by Bart Swinnen and Jan Renckens as a branch of parent company LUMINEX Lighting Control Equipment nv, which has an extensive technical background in the lighting industry. LUMINEX Network Intelligence launched its successful Ethernet-DMX8 converter in 2004 when it ran 32 DMX lines at the Paralympics in Athens. Their complete DMX and Ethernet solutions range debuted at Siel 2005 in Paris.

For more information visit www.luminex.be
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Stewart Filmscreen® Debuts Iten™ Variable Masking Screen Featuring Its New Tela 80™ Acoustically Transparent Woven Screen Material

Technology professionals provided more options and features for acoustically transparent screens in high-performance spaces thanks to the Itenconstant-height, variable-width masking system

TORRANCE, CA, USA (ISE 2015 Stand #1-F50) – FEB. 9, 2015 — Stewart Filmscreen® an Academy Award® winning manufacturer of projection screens and specialty optical coatings—will debut Iten™ at Integrated Systems Europe 2015. Iten is a new addition to Stewart’s venerable masking screen system lineup and will be introduced alongside Tela 80™, the company’s first acoustically transparent woven screen material.

The new Iten constant height, variable masking screen system features a native 2.40:1 image area that delivers a more immersive, widescreen experience. Iten’s vertical masking panels simultaneously glide in from the left and right sides to properly mask any content, including 2.40:1, 1.85:1, 1.78:1, and 1.33:1 aspect ratios. This gives the audience the ultimate viewing experience; a perfectly framed image without black bars and the acoustical image accuracy best achieved when the speakers are mounted directly behind the screen.StewartFilmscreen_Iten Variable Masking System feat. Tela 80_Image court. of Erskine Group

The Iten screen system is paired with Tela 80 to meet the demands from audiophiles and enthusiasts who put top priority on acoustical performance and accuracy. The Iten screen was designed specifically for the company’s new Tela 80 front-projection woven screen material and includes black backing to eliminate any light originating from behind the screen—whether it is a light source or LED equipment lights. Iten’s masking panels maintain the acoustic transparency while having the added benefit of absorbing projector overscan and boosting perceived contrast. 

”As a broad line screen manufacturer we felt it was time to respond to market requests and add a mounting system to support a woven surface,” says Grant Stewart, President and CEO of Stewart Filmscreen. “The Tela 80 material delivers the high frequency accuracy without any special equalization or processing.”

The electronically controlled side masking panels easily integrate with nearly every control system for simple operation. Available in sizes up to 90 X 216-inches, Iten delivers Stewart Filmscreen’s legendary image integrity and application flexibility.

Attendees of ISE 2015 are invited to see Stewart Filmscreen’s robust lineup of projection screen solutions on display in stand #1-F50, where Iten, Tela 80, and other new screen materials and framing systems will make their international debut. Media tours can be arranged through Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications, Inc., by emailing katye@kmbcomm.com or phoning (425) 328-8640.

Those interested in learning more about Stewart’s legendary high-performance screens and associated technologies are encouraged to visit www.stewartfilmscreen.com, e-mail request@stewartfilmscreen.comcall (800) 762-4999, and follow @StewartFilm.

About Stewart Filmscreen

Headquartered in Torrance, Calif., with additional manufacturing and satellite sales facilities in Ohio, Singapore, and Denmark, Stewart Filmscreen Corp. 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 experience that is unrivaled in the marketplace. Simply put, if a screen can be imagined, Stewart Filmscreen can deliver it. Learn more at www.stewartfilmscreen.comor by following @StewartFilm on Twitter.

All products, product names, trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 

Stewart Filmscreen Media contact

Katye (McGregor) Bennett | KMB Communications, Inc. | (425) 328-8640 | katye@kmbcomm.com | www.kmbcomm.com @KMB_Comm & @katyemcgregor

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Fulcrum Acoustic Covers WCSU’s New High-Tech PAC

 Danbury, CT – January 2015… Opened in September 2014, Western Connecticut State University’s new Visual and Performing Arts Center is a stunning achievement in both architecture and technology. Several years in the making, the 130,000 square foot facility comprises three wings – Theatre Arts, Music, and Visual Arts – and houses a multitude of spaces including a Concert Hall, Studio Theatre, Recording Studio, rehearsal rooms, as well as an Art Gallery, Painting and Sculpture Studios, and numerous other creative spaces.

“It’s definitely an adventurous architectural space,” observes Ben Bausher, Senior Consultant at Norwalk, CT-based Jaffe Holden, and designer of the Center’s state-of-the-art audio and video systems. As Bausher explains, the project presented a number of challenges, not the least of which was the unconventional architectural design of the venues themselves.

The 350-seat Veronica Hagman Concert Hall is a case in point. One of the Center’s more interesting spaces, the hall features stunning, unconventional architecture with tri-level, in-the-round seating, variable acoustics, and an audio system featuring Fulcrum Acoustic TQ Series loudspeakers. “It’s a fairly well-behaved space, acoustically speaking,” says Bausher. “But the unique seating pattern called for a considerable number of distributed fill speakers to provide uniform coverage across the entire space.”

 Six Fulcrum CX1565 12-inch coaxial systems comprise the main arrays, with ten RX599 compact 5.25–inch cabinets providing front fill. A second fill ring of 14 RX599 boxes and a third fill ring of eight more RX599s completes coverage, with four SUB215 subwoofers stacked onstage in cardioid pattern to reduce low frequency buildup. A DiGiCo SD9 console handles FOH duties.

The 350-seat MainStage Theatre, a somewhat more conventional proscenium-style venue, is outfitted with left and right arrays, each with two Fulcrum GX1295 and two GX1265 12-inch coaxial systems, along with a center array of two CX1265 cabinets. A pair of SUB215 subs covers low end punch. Front fill and under balcony fill are both handled by RX599 boxes A DiGiCo SD10-24 covers the live mix.

The installation was performed by New Jersey-based Masque Sound. All rooms are connected via MADI over Opticore to the recording studio, which is outfitted with an SSL Duality console. A pair of portable recording racks with remote-control microphone preamps can be positioned in any of the halls or rehearsal rooms as needed, connecting directly with the studio’s Pro Tools system to capture performances in any room in the house.

Bausher points to Fulcrum’s unique coaxial design as a critical factor in the systems’ design. “To achieve the performance of Fulcrum’s 12-inch, two-way cabinets in a non-coaxial design would require a box around 30 inches tall,” he observes. “Plus, it runs on a single amplifier channel and only needs a single processing output. It’s smaller, needs less power and processing, and that ultimately means a lower budget. It was the perfect fit.”

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About Fulcrum Acoustic - Founded in 2008, Fulcrum Acoustic is a professional loudspeaker manufacturer known for its unique approach to loudspeaker design. Employing the research of company co-founder David Gunness, Fulcrum Acoustic combines proprietary coaxial design and Temporal EqualizationTM processing power to create the most powerful and versatile line of loudspeakers available.  

 

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Small Church Gets Big Sound with Renkus-Heinz VARIA

 Homestead, FL – February 2015…  Located about 45 minutes south of Miami, Florida, Princeton Church of the Nazarene has survived at least three major hurricanes over the past century. The church’s modest 200-seat sanctuary has a long history of struggling with uneven sound quality and poor intelligibility. As the first stage in a renovation for the building’s upcoming 100-year anniversary, the sanctuary was recently updated with a new sound system centered on Renkus-Heinz VARIA modular point source line array loudspeakers.

The system was specified by Robert Bernecker of Waxahachi, TX-based SEFI Consulting, and installed by Revelation Sound of Miami, FL. Bernecker saw this modest house of worship as an ideal setting for VARIA’s hybrid approach, using just three loudspeakers to provide controlled coverage for the entire sanctuary.

“The old system was just hammering the back wall, creating a lot of slapback, yet it wasn’t covering the front seats because it was aimed so high,” explains Bernecker. “It had very wide dispersion and zero control. VARIA’s modular design enabled me to create a system with the power of a line array, but with the pattern control to cover the room very nicely.”

VARIA’s modular design includes a range of cabinets with configurable horizontal and vertical dispersion patterns. Renkus-Heinz proprietary progressive waveguides enable transitions between two horizontal dispersion angles within a single cabinet. The result is a custom configurable system, with tighter pattern control using fewer cabinets.

“Originally, I looked at this church two years ago, and envisioned it would take about 12 horns and a few clever tricks to get the pattern control the room needed,” Bernecker recalls. “But by the time the church was ready to move forward, Renkus-Heinz had released VARIA, which gave me the tools to do the same job, with better control, using just three boxes and a good DSP system. The timing was perfect.”

The system at Princeton Church of the Nazarene comprises a single array of three VAX101 enclosures, with a different waveguide in each. The bottom speaker sports a 120-degree horizontal guide to enable full coverage of the front rows. The middle box uses a transitional waveguide that goes from 120 degrees to 90, while the top cabinet continues the progression from 90 down to 60 degrees. A legacy subwoofer is flown behind the VARIA system to provide bass extension.

 “By putting those three boxes together in that fashion, you get a seamless array with plenty of output,” explains Bernecker. “The 10-inch drivers couple together in line array fashion, which is perfect for the lows and low mids. Yet when you get to the highs, each of those horns is serving a distinct area, more like a point source. So it’s really a hybrid approach, and exactly what a smaller room like this needs.”

To ensure even coverage, Bernecker used Symetrix DSP to control the output of each speaker. “For the long throws at 60 and 90 degrees, I obviously wanted all three of those drivers firing,” he notes. “But to keep from blasting the front rows, I used FIR filters to get my pattern control by shading off each box at different frequencies. In essence, we created a variable length array that was still totally phase coherent. We were never able to do that before, and I was very, very pleased with the evenness.”

This was the first installation of Renkus-Heinz VARIA for both SEFI Consulting and Revelation Sound, and the benefits were immediately obvious, with fewer loudspeakers providing full-range audio with excellent intelligibility. “It’s the kind of thing we do routinely in a 1500-seat house of worship, using 12-box arrays coupled with some high-end processing,” says Bernecker. “VARIA enabled us to bring those same capabilities to smaller churches, giving them incredible bang for their buck.”

Mike Melcher, President of Revelation Sound, agrees. “ The Renkus-Heinz VARIA system sounds absolutely incredible,” he asserts. “This will be our premiere system for new customer demonstrations.”

As for the worship team and congregation, Bernecker reports that their first experience was revelatory. “When they walked in, their jaws dropped,” he recounts. “They had dealt with poor coverage for so many years, it was amazing to them – to have every corner of the room covered perfectly, and how the PA cuts off right at the platform’s edge. They could not believe how much clearer it sounds.”

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About Renkus-Heinz - Headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California, Renkus-Heinz, Inc. is the worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of audio operations networks, digitally steerable arrays, powered and non-powered loudspeakers, system specific electronics and fully integrated Reference Point Array systems.

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New Symetrix SymNet Modules For Fast, Flexible Deployment With Crestron 2-Series and 3-Series Controllers

CrestronThe newly enhanced selection of Crestron modules utilizes command processor architecture to maximize efficiency and responsiveness.

 

SEATTLE, WA — FEBRUARY 2015: Simultaneous with the introduction of the updated Version 3.0 SymNet Composer DSP configuration software, Symetrix has announced the availability of a new series of Crestron-certified SymNet control modules for use with the automation solutions provider’s 2-Series and 3-Series controllers.

While the Crestron 2-Series comprises a host of products for commercial and home control applications, the 3-Series delivers an integrated building management platform, capable of unifying the various technologies within a commercial building to operate as a single, intelligent system.

Part of a newly enhanced and expanded series, the latest SymNet control modules available for use with these two product ranges comprise: Volume Up/Down Control Module with user limits; Fader Set Control Module; Button Push Module; Preset Execution Module; Controller Receiver Module; Input/Output Selector Module; VoIP Dialler Module and ATI Dialler Module; and Speed Dial, Speed Dial Store, Delete Phone Number and Name Module.

The latest Crestron modules are compatible with SymNet Composer hardware such as SymNet Edge, Radius 12×8 EX, Radius AEC, xControl and the SymNet 2 Line Telephone Interface Card.

A command processor architecture that maximises efficiency and responsiveness is one of the primary strengths of the latest Crestron modules, according to senior product manager Trent Wagner.

“The command processor is responsible for all the data parsing to and from the SymNet DSP, which makes it more efficient for the individual control modules to operate,” he explains. “When the control IDs match a particular control module then the controller information is used and updated.”

Alongside this functionality, Wagner says that the control modules make it easy to achieve “fast and efficient implementation. Multiple faders or button controls do not significantly slow down the system, while these modules also make it easier for integrators to get a Crestron and SymNet-based design up-and-running without any hassle. We look forward to highlighting the benefits of these new modules to both Crestron and Symetrix customers as we move into what promises to be an extremely exciting 2015 for the SymNet community.”

www.symetrix.co

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With a current and broadly-based product portfolio that encompasses both open architecture (Edge, Radius 12×8 EX, Radius AEC, Solus) and fixed architecture (Jupiter, Zone Mix 761) solutions, Seattle, USA-based Symetrix is the global leader in digital audio signal processing. From a founding base in the studio and MI communities, Symetrix has emerged to take a defining role in commercial audio, its products now a default choice for large-scale installations in performance venues, sports arenas, educational establishments and many more. Benefiting from a worldwide distribution network that has seen its products specified in over 100 countries, Symetrix nonetheless continues to spearhead the entire design and build process from its Seattle HQ. The manufacturer is now enhancing its readiness for a new era of AV networking through its licensing partnership with Audinate, whose world-leading Dante media networking solution is fully integrated into the SymNet DSP platform.

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