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PreSonus (Booth C11341) has announced acquisition of loudspeaker manufacturer WorxAudio Technologies, Inc., of Greensboro, North Carolina. WorxAudio has been a leader in the mid- and large-scale church market, professional touring market, and corporate installations since it’s founding in 1979. PreSonus intends to leverage the knowledge of these markets, and will take advantage of driver, systems, and mechanical design into future PreSonus offerings for the portable and touring markets, and the needed support of those customers.
WorxAudio will be demonstrating their TrueLIne™ X2 and V5 compact line arrays in Demo Room N104 (North Hall) at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, and 4:30pm Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Other WorxAudio products can be found at Booth C11746.
Harman announced today that it will acquire Dallas-based AMX for $365 million. The news was unexpected– as unexpected as was the December 19, 2012 acquisition of Martin Lighting by Harman, the most recent instance of Harman buying a well-known technology company not–ostensibly– squarely in its core business. Is the industry has providing more fertile ground for M&A’s. Could the AV industry finally be consolidating?
Better to not read too much into one acquisition– and note that both companies involved in this one are of course under wraps as to what they can say publicly before it’s all approved by shareholders and other powers that be. But one can’t help musing about the significance of the biggest acquisition in our industry in a while. Read more>>
AVI-SPL, the largest global integrator of Pro AV, video conferencing and telepresence systems, has launched a free iPad/iPhone for InfoComm 2011 attendees so they can keep up with all AVI-SPL and show news. Read on at The Wire
STEVENSVILLE, Md., June 9, 2011 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the commercial, residential, CI, security, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce it will launch its new PM-LPM yokeless low-profile projector mount during InfoComm 2011, held in Orlando, Fla. from June 15-17 at the Orange County Convention Center, booth 4659. Now shipping, the PM-LPM has an MSRP of $139.95. Read on at The Wire
SUNNYVALE, Calif. — June 2, 2011 — Atlona Technologies(R) today announced that the company has partnered with TruAudio in a co-marketing effort designed to leverage the manufacturing expertise and strengths of both companies. Effective immediately, TruAudio is offering its customers select products from Atlona’s Si (System Integrator) line of digital connectivity solutions for residential custom installations and light commercial A/V systems. Read more at The Wire
May 31, 2011 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids Digital Rapids will be showcasing the new 2.0 version of the award-winning TouchStream portable encoding and live streaming appliance at the upcoming InfoComm 2011 exhibition. The version 2.0 update adds support for the Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager multi-encoder management software, enabling comprehensive remote monitoring, management and control of multiple TouchStream units from a centralized location. Additional new features in the TouchStream 2.0 upgrade include enhancements to HTTP Live Streaming for Apple(r) iPhone(r) and iPad(tm) devices and improved Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Smooth Streaming capabilities. Read more at The Wire
There’s a lot of amazing stuff here at InfoComm, but sometimes what really impresses me are the simple things based on clever ideas that are designed to make your life easier. One great example of this is the new SC900 Direct box from Switchcraft. Yes, I realize there’s not usually much excitement about a passive direct box (even if it features a pad switch and a Jensen transformer). But the magic here comes from a brilliantly simple (and patent-pending) feature that automatically activates the unit’s ground lift switch when 48 volt phantom power is applied, effectively creating a remote controllable ground lift. There’s also a manual switch for selecting (or defeating) ground lift. Check it out at booth C6836. Awesome!â€”George Petersen
AVI-SPL, a leading provider of video and audio communications solutions, today announced it will be launching a new suite of services focused on digital media packaged as a subscription in a cloud based service. Digital Media as a Service (DMaaS) will enable customers to leverage capabilities and features by plugging into a centralized shared infrastructure. The first DMaaS services to be offered will focus on digital signage, which has seen rapid growth in recent quarters. Read on at The Briefing Room
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systemswill launch the big brother to the NEXO RS15, the new NEXO RS18 sub at InfoComm 2010, booth #C6748. The NEXO RS18 is the second product in the companyâ€™s patented Ray Sub Series, which was first revealed 15 months ago and has, in a short time, set new standards in versatility for subwoofers. Read on at The Briefing Room