USA - Seventeen years since its inception, British audio equipment manufacturer Audient brings exciting new products, a fresh, dynamic team, a progressive new owner and a new distribution partner to the United States.

No stranger to NAMM, Audient comes to this year's show having picked up its third TEC-Award nomination, this time for the eight-channel mic pre, ASP880. Another recipient of much acclaim is the feature-packed USB AD/DA interface and monitoring system, iD22 which visitors to the show should be able to get a look at.

It all started with the large format ASP8024 analogue console designed by David Dearden, who himself lays claim to a sound electronics design experience second to none. He's spent over 40 years working with consoles, headed up DDA, co-founded Audient, and also had the incredible experience of helping build the custom console used for John Lennon's 'Ima

The Netherlands - Martin Audio has been a long-time exhibitor of the ISE Show, but this year will see it take its presence a stage further with its inaugural year of live demonstrations of its products.

As well as exhibiting in Hall 7 Stand K175, Martin Audio will also be demonstrating its products for the installation market with everything from its ceiling speakers through to its award winning MLA Mini system. The demo takes place near Hall 10, in Room 104.

Combining an engaging presentation covering the acoustic innovation behind the products and the opportunity to listen to tracks in superb richness, detail and even coverage, attendees will discover Martin Audio's signature experience and how venues and audiences will benefit as a result.

Demonstrations will last one hour and take place on Tuesday and Wednesday of the show at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm whilst Thursday's events wi

The Netherlands - Avolites is heading to Amsterdam's Integrated Systems Europe tradeshow this February to exhibit its range of control consoles and servers and unveil the new features of its Ai V8 software.

The Avolites team will be on stand 8-K300 at ISE. Also exhibiting Avolites' range of products will be Avolites' new Dutch dealer, Improve, which will be on stand 8-L395.

Running on Avolites' range of Ai media servers, the new V8 software includes the new Autoblend feature, distinctly setting Ai apart from the competition by allowing blending of large projection surfaces using multiple projectors. In addition, there is a new Surface Modelling page for the creation of editable 3D sets, and performance is hugely improved, with render engine optimisation offering 50% increased video throughput. Compositing high-resolution background layers with low-resolution foreground layers

The Netherlands - At this year's ISE in Amsterdam, Fohhn Audio will present its technologies which demonstrate beam steering, 3D sound and the intelligent active and the fully digital audio network AIREA.

AIREA is a network-based active solution developed specifically for high-quality, flexible and future-oriented sound reinforcement applications. "The system is based on the most up-to-date speaker technology with integrated DSP technology and 2-channel class D amplifiers which guarantee excellent sound quality, maximum dynamic range, linear frequency response and absolute protection," says Fohhn. "The integrated signal processors also include features such as fully parametric equaliser, delay, dynamics and crossover; each speaker can also be customized and adjusted individually. The AIREA master modules come with AES/EBU inputs and outputs. All AIREA system compo

Germany - Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt is expanding the spectrum of subjects and segments covered at the coming event from 15 to 18 April 2015. With a set of new offerings, the trade fair will also be of particular interest to companies and trade visitors from the theatre and theatre-technology sectors. An extensive seminar programme for this target group, a special 'Quickfinder' guide to relevant exhibitors and a special VIP programme for theatre planners are scheduled.

Numerous manufacturers and service providers from the fields of stage lighting, trusses, rigging, lifting technology, curtain systems, show textiles and seating have already signed up to exhibit at Prolight + Sound. They include Alfa System sas, American Dancewear, Bu?hnenbau Schnakenberg, Bu?tec, ChainMaster Bu?hnentechnik, Chemtrol Divisio?n Teatro, Enforcer Pülz, ETC, Gerriets, Jelmez-art, Maquinas Iberica

USA - DPA Microphones and the Villalobos Brothers, the contemporary Mexican ensemble known for their debut album Aliens of Extraordinary Ability, teamed up for the closing performance of the 2015 NAMM Show.

Playing the GoPro Stage at the Grand Plaza of the Anaheim Convention Centre on Sunday, 25 January, the Villalobos Brothers performed a blend of songs that celebrate the richness of Mexican folk music, with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music, which lends to the natural reproduction of the DPA d:facto Vocal and d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphones.

The Villalobos Brothers, comprised of siblings Luis, Ernesto and Alberto Villalobos, are a trio of renowned vocalists and violin players. The group is supported by band members Humberto Flores on guitar, Rosa Avila on drums and Leo Sherman on bass. Having recently acquired the DPA mics for use in both the stud

USA - ATC, the UK loudspeaker manufacturer led by Billy Woodman and renowned for building reference monitors that are "unflinchingly truthful", introduced the ATC SCM45A at NAMM 2015.

The SCM45A is a completely new design but shares many features with the highly-successful SCM25A. It fills a gap in ATC's product range for a mid-size three-way that can be used in near- or mid-field positions, has high output and extended low frequency for its size but without compromising the overall balance for which ATC is so well known.

Like the SCM25A, the new SCM45A is an active three-way with an unprecedented linear response across the critical mid-range, as well as across the rest of the audible range. In contrast to the SCM25A, the SCM45A a second woofer for deeper bass response and increased SPL capability, as well as ATC's new proprietary dual-suspension tweeter for increase

UK - At BVE 2015 in London next month, HHB Communications will feature the latest audio and video technologies on Stand J43.

Prominently located on the show's central aisle with Soho audio post specialists Scrub and co-exhibitors Nugen Audio, HHB will show the latest loudness tools, audio networking technology and Pro Tools systems for broadcasters, audio post engineers and systems integrators.

HHB's Avid specialists will demonstrate the full features of the Avid S6 and S3 control surfaces alongside Pro Tools with the latest plug-ins and NUGEN loudness software.

The newest Dante Audio over IP developments including RedNet from Focusrite will also be on show. This is in addition to cutting-edge adaptive loudness processing from TC Electronic, plus the latest TouchMonitor metering platform developments and the new LCn Loudness Correction Plug-in and App. Broadcast media specia

UK - Germany-based Aimline will show the first models of its ALX-Series in Amsterdam, representing a new generation of digitally steerable column loudspeaker that can be integrated into existing networks using DANTE connectivity. Using DANTE, no audio signal conversion is necessary, allowing the audio to remain in the digital domain throughout.

The series consists of the ALX-8, which can be cascaded in up to six units in horizontal and vertical directions.

Main features include DANTE audio input and output, multibeam technology for horizontal and vertical beam control, strong SPL, analogue and digital inputs, networking-over-IP protocol, heavy-duty aluminium enclosure in a slim design.

The ALX-Series will be available in versions tailored for both the installation and rental markets.

Aimline, headed by Tobias Schulte, consists of a team of professional audio engineers and

UK - Registration is now open for BVE 2015 (24-26 February 2015, ExCeL London), which will welcome more than 240 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and technologies that take content from creation to consumption.

Alison Willis, Event Director, said: "BVE is the number one destination for the UK broadcast industry to launch their new products and services. The internet is great for research, but nothing beats actually meeting vendors who can explain their products in human terms or, for the vendors, meeting the people who will use their products. It's also a chance to see pieces of equipment in action - press buttons, flick switches and get excited about the technology. We have over 60 new exhibitors this year, many product launches and some exciting innovations that may well turn out to be the new must-have solutions."

Leading manufacturers including Sony, Pan

The Netherlands - Panasonic Visual Solutions division has launched a training programme exclusively designed for visual professionals, such as resellers, system integrators, AV rental companies and distributors.

The Panasonic training programme includes several levels to develop Panasonic visual product knowledge and gain special certifications.

Split between projectors and display (which have three and two levels respectively) Panasonic partners can engage in free online training sessions through the Academy portal to gain Visual Professional certification.

When Visual Professional certification is attained, face to face training is made available to gain Expert, and Advanced Expert (projector only) certification, which takes place at the Panasonic European headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Panasonic European training manager Siegmar Küll, said, "Greater product k

USA - PLASA Focus: Orlando 2015 begins 17 February, and pre-registration is already hitting record-breaking numbers for attendance. Thanks to a showfloor filled with industry leaders, and the best industry professionals hosting educational seminars, pre-registration numbers are over 25% higher than PLASA Focus: Orlando 2013.

With numbers expected to increase significantly over the next three weeks, PLASA Focus is off to a great start for 2015. "We are thrilled to see such high numbers for pre-registration so far. The high quality of our exhibitors and talented panellists are proving to be of interest to attendees, and that's what we strive for with PLASA Focus tradeshows," said Laura Hoepker, sales executive for PLASA Events.

From 17-18 February at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, attendees can visit with over 60 regional and national companies, network with representatives, s

The Netherlands - UK-based 7thSense Design has announced the newer, faster and more powerful configuration of its Delta Infinity Media Server with the release of Infinity III, and will be showcasing the technology at this year's ISE in Amsterdam.

Infinity III delivers uncompressed 3GB/S playback capable of powering 8K 60p, or true 8K (8K x 4K) 30p displays as a single-box configuration.

Built to support a broad range of applications requiring a high quality image source matched to a particular display, the technology plays native uncompressed video with full timeline control, warp, blend, full dome, and abstract mesh screen modes. Infinity III promises solid playback for high performance and complex projection environments including multi-channel full domes, digital signage installations, video walls and visitor attractions.

The company, with offices in Sussex, England and M

Spain/The Netherlands - In recent months, , Work Pro has been focused on developing new solutions for the integration sector. One of the most anticipated launches is the new Smart Paging Station 8 for BlueLine Digital System, the distributed audio system over IP designed and developed by Work Pro. The official launch of SPS 8 will take place at ISE in Amsterdam.

The new SPS 8 (Smart Paging Station) is the result of the hardware evolution of the BlueLine Digital System. The Work Pro team has created a multifunction device capable of working as a paging microphone as well as an audio server thanks to its RCA analogue stereo input with which the device turns it into digital and sends it to the network, thus any BLR receiver can tune in this channel.

In addition to SPS 8 and the enhanced BlueLine Digital System, Work Pro will be introducing at ISE 2015 the new installation loudspe

The Netherlands - Cloud Electronics has announced the launch of a new speaker range, with ISE 2015 providing the first opportunity to see and hear these innovative new additions.

The new range of speakers includes both surface and ceiling models tuned to "sound excellent with Cloud amplifiers and mixer amplifiers and so guarantee Clouds signature, Clearly Better Sound."

Features of the 5, 6 and 8-inch ceiling speakers include 2-way drivers offering consistent dispersion across broad frequency ranges, magnetic speaker grilles available in black or white, accessible high-impedance or low impedance switch settings and removable logs ensure Cloud speakers can be used discretely in almost any environment.

A range of new surface mount speakers will also be launched at ISE 2015.

Custom built for quality performance Cloud speakers are designed and tested to a superior st

The Netherlands - Showcasing the latest media players from their AViary Video Tools range, Green Hippo's ISE promotion will feature the all new magpi solo, besides the Par4Keet, 2Kan and magpi players.

AViary Video Tools is a fresh approach to the challenges of displaying video in a host of environments and applications from corporate AV to installation. The complimentary set of products, are aimed at enabling users to playback, manipulate and display media in ways not encountered before and all in broadcast quality, high-resolution formats.

For installation professionals requiring the realtime power and high definition capabilities of a magpi but only require a single output channel, the magpi solo is the ideal tool. magpi solo not only provides realtime playback control, but uniquely delivers control for parameters such as speed, in and out points, and geometry along with co

The Netherlands - At this year's ISE show at stand W270 (Hall 7) in Amsterdam, Lawo will showcase with the mc²36 its newest mc² series console, alongside the stagebox Compact I/O and the IP-based video units of the Lawo V line.

With the mc²36, Lawo will show its Ravenna live audio mixing console, an all-in-one mixing desk, with a comprehensive feature set that covers broadcast, theater, house of worship, live and install applications.

The mc²36 offers plenty of local interfacing - and if plenty is not enough, the mc² Compact I/O is a convenient and cost-efficient way to expand the mc² 36's connectivity and to provide a distant stagebox solution in addition to the on-board I/O. Connected via Cat 5 or fibre (optional), the ruggedized 5RU stagebox provides 32 Mic/Line inputs, 32 Line outputs, 8 digital AES3 inputs, 8 digital AES3 outputs, eight GPIO and a MADI (SFP) port. T

UK - Reproduced Sound 2015, the 31st in the annual series organised by the Institute of Acoustics, takes place at Fire Service College, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, 10-12 November.

The theme this year is Playing with Fire: sound for art, entertainment and emergency purposes, which will concentrate on all aspects of electroacoustics for live events, including music, theatres and sports in auditoria, festivals and stadia.

Suggested topics for papers include: Live Sound - Intelligibility; Venue Safety and Crowd Management; Measurement & Evaluation; Audio System Design; Loudspeakers and Microphones; Case Studies; Acoustics of Venues; Environmental Noise Control of Events.

Offers of papers on any electroacoustics topic will also be considered for the programme.

Please send your abstract (150 words) for papers plus a short biography of up to 150 words to linda.canty

The Netherlands - Medialon will exhibit at ISE 2015 in Amsterdam from February 10th to 13th on its European distributor's booth, Comm-Tec, Hall 2 booth A42.

Medialon will release Overture, a first of its kind "enterprise-class AV Control Software." Medialon Overture is an effective enterprise-wide AV control software. It controls, monitors, and automates thousands of AV devices in multiple locations, integrates with IT services, and delivers highly interactive user interfaces.

Overture eliminates the cost and burden of hardware boxes by controlling all AV devices via TCP/IP. It is "company-wide", centralized, connected to Microsoft Exchange for room booking, Microsoft Active Directory for credential management, SNMP for logging, and Building Management systems for environment control and energy savings.

Overture uses standard IT technologies both for hard

Belgium - Global projection technology specialist Barco is expanding its projector portfolio for events and large venues with a three-chip DLP, 30,000 lumens model with WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200) resolution. The brand-new HDF-W30 FLEX shares its modular design, preview mode, and ImagePRO scaling with the other HDX, HDF, and HDQ family members, while offering Barco's unique flexible brightness. The new projector will be commercially available as of April 2015.

"Barco is the market leader in large venue projection - and our HDX, HDF and HDQ projector platforms are renowned in the industry for their image quality, modularity, and reliability," comments Richard Marples, Barco's strategic marketing director for venues & hospitality. "The HDF platform was previously limited to only 26,000 lumens but with the launch of this new upgraded 30K lumens model, we now cover the enti

The Netherlands - The well-known Sysdesk line of desk connection panels from German manufacturer Sommer Cable is getting bigger! These developments will be shown at ISE 2015 in Amsterdam at the Sommer booth (hall 7, booth D172).

New to the series are the retrofittable push-to-lift mechanism, the cable management tray for the Sysdesk09 & SysframeE50 desk connection panels plus the all new, cost-efficient Sysframe45 connection panels for the integration of Syswall45 clip-in modules, which contain all common connections of media engineering with an optimum spacing.

The push-to-lift mechanism can be retrofitted on all Ssydesk models delivered since 2012 and allows a very comfortable opening of the Sysdesk swivel unit. A simple push on the housing unlocks the interior part which will come up - without any assistance by electric components. For closing just push the same spot on the

The Netherlands - TC Group's install, tour and residential brands - Tannoy, Lab.gruppen and Lake - will once again be bringing their extensive range of install and performance audio products to ISE 2015 this month, with Tannoy leading the charge with a host of new product offerings.

Making their debut will be two additions to Tannoy's award-winning digital beam steering column array system. Tannoy has developed the new QFlex Life Safety (LS) models as a cost effective solution for critical, life safety applications, a solution that balances complex power consumption needs with the high performance and intelligibility that is the core of the proven QFlex range.

The new models have an optimised driver placement and improved current draw, making them suitable for applications where emergency voice alarms or communications may be required. The QFlex LS will also herald an integrat

The Netherlands - Kramer Electronics has announced the release of its new seamless VSM-4x4HFS Matrix Switcher/Multi-scaler with video wall and multi-viewing modes. The company will be showcasing the product at ISE 2015 in Amsterdam as part of Kramer's Pro AV solutions for live events.

The Kramer VSM-4x4HFS offers "the fastest and cleanest switching and scaling experience in the market". Designed for presentation environments, the switcher/scaler features a 4x4 matrix switcher, as well as video wall (2x2), dual display (PIP/P&P) and quad display modes. Video wall mode comes with Bezel correction options. VSM-4x4HFS includes PixPerfect scaling, Kramer's high-precision pixel mapping and scaling technology.

The VSM-4x4HFS has 4 HDMI inputs and 4 scaled HDMI outputs and offers flexible control options, e.g., front panel buttons, IR remote control with OSD (On-Screen Displ

The Netherlands - Shure will be exhibiting a new version of the Camera Control System for conferencing audio applications at ISE 2015, the DIS CP 7890. Designed to integrate with the DIS DCS 6000 conference or DDS 5900 discussion systems, the package allows remote set up and control of a camera system for conferences, discussions or meeting spaces.

The CP 7890 controls up to four cameras, allowing a visual feed to automatically 'follow' the active microphone in the system. In this way the camera system is always displaying the person currently talking in the discussion or conference. The CP 7890 camera control system provides a steady, consistent camera feed, making it perfect for live broadcast or archival recording.

The CP 7890 is controlled via a setup app, originally only available for use on Apple iPads, and now also available for Android tablets. Downloads are available

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