Bosch brands Midas and Klark Teknik announced at a booth press conference that effective July 1, Midas Consoles North America has been appointed as the exclusive distribution channel for Midas and Klark Teknik in the U.S. and Canada. Based in the Los Angeles-area, Midas Consoles North America is a wholly owned subsidiary of JAM Industries.
The move gives Midas and Klark Teknik direct control of its U.S. distribution channel as it markets the XL8 and PRO6 digital systems in the U.S. market. Midas’ David McNutt said that the existing Midas rep force in North America would be retained.
Sennheiser is one of the companies moving beyond products and into services. It announced several new RF consultation and support services intended for Sennheiser’s end users and dealers. These include:
- A no-charge help-desk through which customers can obtain free RF wireless advice. The complimentary service includes a free wireless system evaluation, as well as timely and informative responses to any other wireless-related inquiries.
- Enhanced Assistance service may be purchased with new system purchases up to 16 channels. Sennheiser will review specified equipment list, coordinate the frequencies for the system for a fixed location, and provide factory setup and testing before shipping.
- A spectrum sweep consultation includes an onsite spectrum sweep, complete analysis, and a comprehensive written report. Based on this report, Sennheiser will design the system, provide component list, frequency coordinate the system for a fixed location, and provide factory setup and testing of the new system before shipping.
- Platinum service: For multivenue campuses, properties, or major tours. Sennheiser will provide complete and continuing design assistance, annual on-site frequency sweep, new purchase coordination, annual wireless system maintenance, and free on-site service and repair for critical issues. A critical issue means that the system is down, production cannot be conducted, or the customer is experiencing continual failures as a result of the issue.
- Denon Professional introduced its DN-F300 and DN-F400 Solid-state Audio Players today. Both products are able to read MP3 files and uncompressed WAV files from SD or SDHC cards (The DN-F300 reads from USB drives as well). The DN-F300 has IR control and a microphone input, music ducking and Â±12 percent pitch control. The DN-F400 features balanced/unbalanced outputs and is also controllable via RS-232C and GPIO (General Purpose Input/Output).
- Innovason debuted its all-assets-onboard Eclipse console. The desk can live-mix up to 104 inputs simultaneously into 48 mix busses with the capacity to access up to 368 total inputs/outputs via up to five remote audio racks and its onboard mix rack. Standard configuration is 64 inputs x 24 outputs (+ 16×16 line I/O) with FX and remote rack all in flight cases. The control surface is furnished with 48 faders and a bank of 12 SmartPanel fully configurable rotary encoders. Across the top of the standard faders is an additional row of 48 soft programmable knobs for user-definable utility control of many other parameters such as gain, pan, et cetera. The SmartGain feature allows multiple consoles independent trim control when sharing mic pres.