Audio News

lfpsLFPS on track for Champions Day
Monday, 21 January 2019

UK - Billed as the glorious finale to the Flat Season, QIPCO British Champions Day brings together leading jockeys, horses, trainers and owners from Europe and beyond for one of the most prestigious fixtures in the UK sporting calendar.
As a grand finale to the proceedings, the 2018 event closed with a suitably grand after party for over 5000 guests. The event was staged within a giant Igloo domed roof structure provided by Fews Marquees which was built on the lawn directly adjacent to the main grandstand at Ascot Racecourse. The party featured performances from House of Angels, Ella Eyre and culminated in an epic DJ set from Jax Jones.
Working on behalf of clients Generate Events, Light Fantastic provided full technical support to the show, including lighting, audio, video, staging and rigging along with design and fabrication of a host of bespoke scenic elements.
Andrew Maxted, project manager at LFPS remarked, “Our clients presented us with a really exciting brief for the event, which included a giant ‘boom box’ as the central theme. With this in mind, we created a high impact stage and lighting design to look like a huge ‘retro portable stereo’ incorporating all the old-school controls you’d expect, plus the all-important client branding.”
The team installed a number of overhead trusses to support all production elements including lighting, audio, LED wall and scenic elements. Lighting trusses housed a mixture of the company’s Robe MegaPointe, LEDBeam 150 and LEDWash 600 fixtures, plus Clay Paky Stormy strobes for added spa

nexoK-Pop celebrates with Nexo in Seoul
Monday, 21 January 2019

South Korea - The Korean K-Pop phenomenon celebrates itself every year at the Golden Disc Awards, staged in Seoul. Audio production provider for seven years, Way Audio has found the means to tame the huge space that is the Gocheok Sky Dome, using a large modular PA system, the STM Series from Nexo.
2018 saw K-POP take the USA by storm, as boyband BTS filled baseball stadia in Los Angeles and New York, as well as European capitals, with their loyal fanbase known as the Army.
Every January, this musical genre holds its own awards ceremony; the Golden Disk Awards event featured performances by many of its big names: BTS, EXO, Twice, Red Velvet, Black Pink, Momoland and Mamamoo, among others. The domed baseball stadium houses 25,000 K-Pop fans, and the show is broadcast live by JTBC.
The Sky Dome is one of Korea’s largest indoor venues, and the largest-capacity stadium. Designed to evoke the shape and movement dynamic of a baseball, the structure presents huge acoustic challenges for sound reinforcement. However, local production rental house Way Audio has serviced many large concert events at Gocheok, with Yun Cheol Lee tailoring his system designs to perform perfectly in the huge stadium.
“The reverberation time and reflections created inside the venue, with its high roof, cause a lot of problems for visiting audio rental companies,” explains James Lee, MD of AWorks, distributor of Nexo sound reinforcement equipment in South Korea. “Do Gil Kim and Joon Ho Kang are also key members of a Way Audio team that has more experience than anyone

 
 
l-acousticsL-Acoustics K1 scores at Canadian cup final
Monday, 21 January 2019

Canada - The Canadian Football League’s 2018 season concluded on Sunday, 25 November when the Calgary Stampeders defeated the Ottawa Redblacks 27-16 in the 106th Grey Cup, held in Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta.
While fans in the stands of the largest open-air stadium in Canada (seating capacity of 55,819) saw a great game, they also heard from some fantastic entertainment. Brother-sister country duo The Reklaws got the audience fired up during the pre-kick-off show, and then Canadian songbird and Grammy Award-winner Alessia Cara rocked the half-time show.
FM Systems ensured that all sounded fantastic thanks to a uniquely deployed L-Acoustics K1 sound system, loaded on custom-fabricated carts that were brought onto the field for the performances, and then wheeled out during game play.
“The deployment was incredibly smooth,” says Josh Burnett, general manager at FM Systems, the Calgary, Alberta-based rental company and L-Acoustics certified provider distributor (CPd) that designed and handled the field and stage sound systems. “We had the aluminium carts custom made to be both strong and light, so we were not limited in terms of the amount of sound we could get on the field. We literally covered the stadium with K1.”
Each of the eight carts were loaded with five K1 enclosures, with a KS28 subwoofer placed vertically next to the K1 stack. These carts were towed into place for the opening and halftime entertainment events, four per side, along the venue’s sidelines. Each cart was connected to one L-Acoustics LA12X-loaded L

 
vanguardVanguard Audio debuts V7 FET microphone
Monday, 21 January 2019

USA - Vanguard Audio Labs will show the V7 at NAMM 2019. The V7 features an interchangeable capsule system that is a modified version of the company's V34C ‘LOLLI’ pencil-mount capsule, which allows for different capsule styles, sizes, and voicings that can operate in any of nine selectable polar patterns.
The transformer-coupled solid-state circuitry consists of combining desirable elements from several legendary circuits.
The V7 is housed in a vintage bottle style body, finished with deep-gloss 'pinot noir'r colour and accented by polished chrome trim. The rear of the microphone allows for a selectable 140Hz/70Hz rolloff and -10/-20dB pad. Included is the VLSM shockmount, a padded pinewood storage box, a microfiber mic sleeve, and locking case with space for additional capsule heads.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
direct-out-new-ceo-ctoDirectOut sets course for the future
Monday, 21 January 2019

Germany - Pro audio and broadcast audio specialist DirectOut Technologies has announced changes in the structure and leadership of the company.
As of January 2019, Claudio Becker-Foss is promoted to the role of CTO and CEO of DirectOut GmbH. He takes over both positions from Stephan Flock, who will now focus on the research and development of FPGA-based interface and DSP design.
As co-founder of the company, Becker-Foss has worked as product manager and software developer since its beginnings in 2008. Over recent years, he has become a networked audio specialist as DirectOut has progressively adopted network-based transmission technologies such as Ravenna, Dante and SoundGrid to its portfolio.
Together with Jan Ehrlich, who has been CEO and sales director of DirectOut since 2014, Claudio Becker-Foss will be responsible for technical strategy, and preserving the strong reputation the company has built within the industry.
(Jim Evans)

 
alfonso-martinAllen & Heath names new Thai distributor
Monday, 21 January 2019

Thailand - Allen & Heath has announced the appointment of Sonos Libra as its exclusive distributor in Thailand.
Sonos Libra has a strong presence as a pro audio distributor in SE Asia and already represents the Allen & Heath brand in Vietnam. With an experienced team they have quickly garnered a reputation for first-class service and customer support. Allen & Heath’s comprehensive product portfolio allows Sonos Libra to fully address a broad range of market segments, from audio installations through to the most demanding touring applications.
Markus Sinsel, sales director at Allen & Heath, says: “We are very pleased to be working with the Sonos Libra team in Thailand. They are a young, dynamic company who have rapidly built an impressive standing in the region. We are looking forward to continuing to work together to further strengthen the brand.”
Alfonso Martín, Sonos Libra’s CEO, adds: “Allen & Heath was a ‘must-have’ brand for us in Thailand. We know how much Thai customers like Allen & Heath products, particularly in compact digital and touring formats and we’re extremely excited to be able to bring the full range to the market.”
The partnership takes immediate effect with plans for regular training, product support, stock availability and product presentations.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
ertekin2Harman appoints distributor for Turkey
Monday, 21 January 2019

Turkey - Harman Professional Solutions has announced a new distributor partnership with Ertekin Elektronik in Turkey.
The distribution agreement entitles Ertekin Elektronik the right to distribute the full range of products offered by Harman Professional Solutions. The agreement covers the JBL Professional, AMX, Martin, Soundcraft, AKG, Crown, dbx, BSS, Lexicon, and Studer brands, providing a 360-degree solution to customers requiring audio, video, lighting and control solutions.
“We are excited to partner with Ertekin Elektronik in this very important region,” said Mark Coombes, regional director, MEA at Harman Professional Solutions. “We are looking forward to our collaboration with Ertekin Elektronik to lead our iconic brands towards the future. We are confident their experience and in-depth knowledge of the Turkish market to support our customers’ needs on an ongoing basis.”
“We are delighted to be distributing the complete Harman Professional Solutions range in Turkey,” said Yurder Ertekin, sales and marketing manager of Ertekin Elektronik, “HARMAN offers a great portfolio of quality brands, which are completely aligned with our customers’ needs. With our expertise and the brands that Harman Professional Solutions offer we will be able to offer a complete solution.”
(Jim Evans)

 
jolly-jokerNexo plays Jolly Joker in Istanbul
Friday, 18 January 2019

Turkey - One of Istanbul’s largest nightclubs, the latest in the group of Jolly Joker venues, is making a big impact on the city’s entertainment scene, thanks to a high-specification Nexo STM Series modular line array installed by Alkor and Yamaha Music Europe Turkey.
The Jolly Joker Vadistanbul has been opened by Hakan Polat, İbrahim Sayın and Ahmet Çelenk, a new addition to a collection of clubs spread all across Turkey. The 2,000-capacity club has a large stage, and plays host to a busy rota of popular Turkish artists.
Installation company Alkor collaborated closely with Yamaha Music Europe Turkey to present a Nexo proposal to Hakan Polat and the Jolly Joker’s audio engineer Eren Öztürk. After a live demo, they selected the Nexo STM Series modular line array system, with Nexo’s 45 N-12 line monitors on-stage, from a competitive tender, citing the system’s power, clarity and ease of use as the reasons for their choice.
“The angle of coverage from the compact 45N-12 monitors played a big part in the decision,” said Eren Öztürk. “I pointed the microphone towards the monitor, as most singers do, and no feedback squeal came out of the 45 N-12.”
The main flown PA uses, each side, three cabinets of STM M28 omnipurpose module with 90 degree dispersion and two cabinets of M28 with 120 degree dispersion. At the top of the arrays are two STM B112 bass modules, and below, are six a side STM S118 subs, running in cardioid configuration. Four of Nexo’s super-compact ID24 cabinets are used as front-fills.
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ah-peopleAllen & Heath appoints sales director and technical marketing manager
Friday, 18 January 2019

UK - Allen & Heath has appointed Markus Sinsel as the mixing console company’s new sales director.
Sinsel joins Allen & Heath from its Germany, Spain and Great Britain distributor, Audio-Technica Europe, where he held the role of Allen & Heath brand manager. Allen & Heath’s managing director, Rob Clark commented, “Markus has been part of the Allen & Heath family for the past 17 years and has a truly exceptional understanding of both our products and our customers. I cannot imagine a more qualified individual to drive our continued growth in cooperation with our distribution partners.”
Markus Sinsel added, “Allen & Heath has been a central element of my professional life, first as an audio engineer, then working with the great team at Audio-Technica Europe to develop the brand in Germany and the UK. I am looking forward to building relationships with distribution partners around the world and working with them to provide excellent service to the customers who put their trust in Allen & Heath.”
“Being the distribution partner responsible for three strategic sales regions for the Allen & Heath brand (Germany, Spain and Great Britain)” comments Robert Morgan-Males, CEO of Audio-Technica Europe, “efficient and strong relationship is always the key success factor between manufacturer and distributor. While of course we’re disappointed to see Markus Sinsel depart after many years of service to the Audio-Technica German market, his consummate knowledge of the Allen & Heath brand, the European customer

 
zonemixISE: ARX Systems debuts ZoneMix
Friday, 18 January 2019

The Netherlands - Launching at ISE, the new ZoneMix from ARX Systems is a multi-channel mic/line zone mixer that has been designed to cope with the variety of audio sources found on multimedia devices today. This product is both intuitive and user friendly and features Wireless audio, USB and MiniJack inputs, 2 Mic/Line inputs, stereo line input, and Zone 1 and 2 Stereo Master level controls, says the company.
Packed with inputs, outputs and control features in a compact 1RU unit, the ZoneMix offers a Wireless audio receiver, a USB connector and MiniJack inputs - each with their own individual level controls. Each Microphone channel on the ZoneMix has a Balanced low noise mic input plus individual gain and level controls. The mic input can be switched to be a Line input as required and the stereo line Iinput 3/4 has a rear panel input trim control, as well as front panel output level controls.
There are also zone 1 and 2 stereo master level controls and the zone 1 and 2 stereo master output XLR connectors can be switched to mono if required (using rear panel switches).
(Jim Evans)

 
 
halo-cEM Acoustics makes NAMM debut
Friday, 18 January 2019

USA - UK-based EM Acoustics is making its first appearance at the upcoming NAMM show in Anaheim this month. The loudspeaker manufacturer is participating in the Loudspeaker System Showcase held in the Anaheim Convention Centre Arena and can be found at Booth #18600 in the pro audio hall.
“The loudspeaker system showcase – which provides attendees with the opportunity to listen to an assortment of loudspeaker systems – is the ideal venue to make our NAMM debut,” explains Ed Kinsella, director, EM Acoustics. “During the showcase we are pleased to demonstrate the ultra-compact HALO-C line array as well as the self-powered ESP Series. HALO-C has already found its way into numerous performing arts venues, theatres and churches across Europe and we are confident it will have the same impact in the States. The ESP Series is equally at home as a portable system or distributed in larger spaces, providing unusual fidelity from a small enclosure.
“The self-powered ESP-8 is small enough to be discreet in use, yet has an output that defies its size,” adds Kinsella. “The onboard amplification and DSP package make the compact loudspeaker completely self-contained. The ESP-8 – or the ESP-12 for that matter – when paired with the ESP-15S subwoofer, is ideal for small front-of-house duties to speech reinforcement, front fill or compact stage monitoring. I think listeners will be impressed with both demonstrations.”
The companion ESP-15S is a compact, versatile self-powered subwoofer, designed to complement the ESP-8 and ESP-12 self-powered loud

 
wirelessProfessional Wireless training at NAMM
Friday, 18 January 2019

USA - Wireless touring professional Ike Zimbel will provide introduction and training for both Professional Wireless IAS software and the Radio Active Designs UV-1G wireless intercom system during AES@NAMM. The one-hour training sessions will be held at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel’s NAMM U Education Centre, adjacent to a brand-new pro-audio exhibit space. The RAD and IAS sessions will take place on Thursday 24 January and Saturday 26 January at the Anaheim Hilton.
Professional Wireless’ Intermodulation Analysis System (IAS) software is the industry standard frequency coordination software that has been used on every major sporting and broadcast event since its inception. Radio Active Designs UV-1G wireless intercom system operates primarily in the VHF band clearing valuable UHF bandwidth for other systems.
Zimbel will demonstrate the system from base station to belt pack. Topics covered will include Analog RF transmission scheme, best practices for set-up and deployment, using the GUI to program bases and belts, "Scene" memory in belt packs and why the UV-1G makes the most sense for your intercom inventory.
“Available UHF bandwidth is being reduced to just (at most) 150MHz making spectral efficiency of paramount importance,” adds Zimbel. “With the very small footprint of the UV-1G UHF transmit frequencies and the fact that the belt packs operate in the relatively open VHF band (also with a very small RF footprint), the UV-1G is the best choice for large intercom intensive events, small "dry hire" rentals and everything in between.”
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qscbrandsonstagexproQSC appoints Brands on Stage in Latin America
Friday, 18 January 2019

USA - QSC has announced the expanded role of Brands on Stage as its Latin American distribution partner for the company’s Live Sound division. Brands on Stage will now manage the QSC live sound portfolio throughout Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, and Paraguay, enabling new QSC brand-growth opportunities with Latin American channel partners and their customers.
“We are very excited to be part of the QSC family. Our work philosophies are 100% aligned. For many years, Brands on Stage have continually strived to keep improving ourselves and today we have our reward – the honour of carrying the flag of QSC and its representation throughout Latin America,” says Guillermo Promesti, principal of Brands on Stage.
“We have plans to offer educational seminars and product presentations throughout the region for our customers, to share QSC’s amazing portfolio of products, such as the TouchMix compact digital mixers and the K.2 Series,” Promesti adds.
“Brands on Stage has been with QSC for many years and is a collaborative partner in every sense”, adds Gina Bergmann, Sr. director of sales for Canada/Latin America/Asia Pacific, QSC Live Sound. “With their proven results, reputation for customer service and education throughout the Latin America, we’re excited to see the fruits of their efforts in this expanded regional role.”
(Jim Evans)

 
ah-mainAllen & Heath bolsters installation team
Thursday, 17 January 2019

UK - Allen & Heath has made two key international appointments as part of a wider expansion of its fast-growing installation team.
Based in Europe, Martijn Verkerk has been appointed as installation product manager. Tasked with ensuring Allen & Heath’s installation products meet the rapidly evolving needs of the market, Verkerk has been working with networked audio since 1999 and has extensive hands-on experience, having previously worked in technical sales for Crestron Benelux and for Allen & Heath’s Netherlands distributor, Ampco Flashlight.
Working out of Allen & Heath’s US headquarters, Brian McGovern has been appointed as commercial audio business development for North America. McGovern has an extensive install and commercial audio background, having held positions at Yamaha and Roland Professional, designing and implementing audio systems.
Managing director Rob Clark comments: “Many installation specialists are excited about the solutions Allen & Heath is offering for education, worship, leisure, cultural and corporate installations. As we continue to develop this part of our business, we’re very pleased to be adding key personnel of the calibre of Martijn and Brian to our growing team, in order to serve the needs of the increasing numbers of integrators and consultants who are choosing to benefit from the innovative solutions we offer.”
(Jim Evans)

 
 
colleenharperAES names executive director
Thursday, 17 January 2019

USA - The Audio Engineering Society has announced the appointment of Colleen Harper as the Society’s executive director, effective 21 January 2019.
“Our executive committee's challenge has been to find an individual with deep and broad organizational management, direct prior experience within professional membership organizations, and a unique skill set that combines operational expertise, marketing skills and team leadership capabilities,” revealed David Scheirman, the Society's president for the 2017-2018 term of office.
“The Society's executive director search team has selected Colleen Harper from a field of exceptionally well-qualified candidates. Our entire AES Board of Governors looks forward to working closely with Colleen from day one in her new position at the Society's world headquarters office in New York City.”
Most recently, as the Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer for the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), Harper notably led the implementation of strategic goals to drive both short- and long-term growth and sustainability for the $6m organisation, led organisational budgeting, managed ASPEN’s signature annual conference and led the expansion and enhancement of membership service and growth, exemplifying her talent and capabilities.
“I am thrilled to join the AES team,” shares Harper, “and look forward to leading the organization as we continue our work of uniting and educating audio engineers, creative artists, scientists, and students from all over the wo

 
martin-audio-wplMartin Audio adds to Wavefront Precision series
Thursday, 17 January 2019

UK - Martin Audio has announced its latest optimised line array, adding to the popular Wavefront Precision Series with the Longbow edition.
Wavefront Precision Longbow (WPL) brings this high performance, optimisation, flexibility and control to large-scale touring and installation applications. Designed as a complete system with external iKON multi-channel amplifiers, automated DISPLAY optimisation software and VU-NET control platform, WPL provides financial accessibility to the higher echelons of touring and install sound - from stadium concert and outdoor festivals to arena and House of Worship installations.
The complete system philosophy guarantees that WPL arrays perform predictably and effortlessly to their design maximum, as well as ensuring that they are
Dom Harter, managing director, comments: “Martin Audio enjoyed a record sales year in 2018 and we will strive hard to continue this trend in 2019. WPL is a compelling proposition combining superlative sound, optimisation and control with quick deployment and trucking efficiency, all in an affordable package that we believe will delight customers. Importantly, this is also a shipping product with the first systems having already been delivered to two new US customers and we have taken orders for more systems around the world.
“Details of all these customer acquisitions will be announced in due course, but suffice to say, this is a system ready now for the new touring season alongside many installation opportunities.”
(Jim Evans)

 
 
bao-blue-goldProtec delivers technical support for Final Frontier
Thursday, 17 January 2019

UAE - Protec was called upon by Envie Events to provide full AV support for Bao: The Final Frontier EDM festival at Meydan Racecourse, Dubai.
Bao attracted large crowds to the theatrical display and line-up of world class DJs. Artistes included the top 2 DJs of the DJ Mag top 100 Martin Garrix, and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike as well as heavyweights Afrojack, Don Diablo, Nervo, R3hab and more.
Mel Deighton, Protec’s project manager, worked closely with other suppliers to make sure the show was delivered beyond expectation and on time. Faced with considerable challenges along the way, he credits his team on delivering under pressure.
“Due to the complexity of the production we were on-site 11 days for set-up, two days for the show and we were fully loaded out two days later. It was a challenging build which required cooperation with the staging company. Our LED and lighting needed to be rigged intermittently and built into the structure which took some extra time and careful planning. Unfortunately, we got unlucky with the weather as a thunderstorm hit us a few days before show meaning our timeline was significantly affected. Thankfully we had ample resources and a committed team to ensure we delivered on time and as promised.”
Protec’s Chris McAleese operated audio at FOH and he gave us an insight into what he used to deliver sound that had both the crowd and DJs completely immersed in the moment.
“We used 32 of the powerful L-Acoustics K1 line array (16 a side) and 30 of the classic but phenomenal L-Acoustics V-DOSC (15 a

 
nt-entrance-march-2015-photo-by-philip-vileYamaha adds to National Theatre presence
Thursday, 17 January 2019

UK - As one of the UK’s premiere performance venues, the National Theatre (NT) presents a wide-ranging programme. In 2018 a new permanent structure for corporate and other events was added to the roof space known as The Deck. A flexible audio system based on the Yamaha MRX7-D matrix processor has been installed, thanks partly to the unit’s success in providing show relay throughout the NT’s three theatres and other spaces.
Previously occupied by a pavilion-like tented structure, The Deck’s views across the River Thames to the City of London make it a popular rental space for corporate gatherings, product launches, parties and weddings. Last year, the NT redeveloped the space by installing a bespoke permanent structure with state of the art sound and lighting. The audio solution is based on the Yamaha MRX7-D, with control via an iPad running a custom-designed ProVisionaire Touch interface.
The NT has relied on Yamaha equipment for audio processing and routing for many years. Ten years after they were first installed, several DME series digital mixing engines are still reliably working at various locations, while MRX7-Ds on a Dante network play a key role in show relay and audio routing throughout the NT’s complex of three theatres, studios, foyer, bookshop, restaurants and bars.
“There is an MRX7-D in the central control room and one each in the Olivier, Lyttelton and Dorfman theatres, all installed to provide a flexible and reliable system for show relay,” says Dom Bilkey, the NT’s head of sound and video.
Controlled by both iP

 
 
rationalacousticsnewhq1Rational Acoustics relocates and expands
Thursday, 17 January 2019

USA - Rational Acoustics, developers of the Smaart acoustic test and measurement software platform, has announced the relocation and expansion of its US headquarters.
The new HQ, located at 32 Crabtree Lane in Woodstock, houses Rational’s administration, sales, product development and warehouse operations as well as a new in-house Smaart training centre. At 5,700sq.ft, the new building is nearly three times larger than Rational’s previous offices and will accommodate the company’s continuing growth in personnel, sales and training.
“This is an incredibly exciting time for Rational,” comments Karen Anderson, Rational Acoustics’ CEO & co-founder. “Over the past 10 years we have grown from a little four-person start-up to a company of 11 people. We have more than doubled our personnel, tripled the number of Smaart classes we hold each year and quadrupled our sales. Our original offices served us well, but we have simply outgrown them. We needed to find a space that would accommodate our vision for the future of Rational Acoustics.”
One of the primary features of the new building is the addition of an 1,100sq.ft Smaart training centre. This facility will host a variety of Smaart classes throughout the year, including the standard three-day Smaart Operator Fundamentals class, as well as some new, shorter advanced/special topic seminars which will be introduced in the coming months. With over two acres of land surrounding the building, attendees will be able to gain hands-on experience utilising Smaart with larger systems and in both

 
Neil Watson joins Sennheiser UK
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

UK - Sennheiser has appointed Neil Watson as regional marketing manager for the UK and Ireland. Watson will be responsible for ensuring the effective implementation and execution of product launches in the UK and the overall marketing strategy set out from CC&O HQ at a tactical and operational level.
Jane Craven, sales director - Enterprise Solutions Sennheiser UK, comments: “We are delighted to have Neil join our growing UK & Ireland team. His track record speaks for itself and we are certain that, with his experience, allied to our new introductions in 2019, we are going to have a fantastic year ahead marketing with our partners.”
Watson joins Sennheiser from Plantronics, where he managed channel marketing communications for UK and Ireland and developed partnerships with key industry partners, such as Microsoft.
“I am really looking forward to working for Sennheiser. As a headset aficionado, I have always admired Sennheiser’s products and the brand. I am relishing the opportunity to bring my experience from within the industry and beyond to the challenge of growing Sennheiser’s market share within the business communications space.”
(Jim Evans)

 
 
jeff-mirandaAllied Professional Technologies appoints sales manager
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

USA - California based pro-AV technology distributor Allied ProTech has appointed Jeff Miranda to the role of sales manager.
Miranda brings near 15 years of experience in the professional audio industry having previously run his own integration company, and having worked in positions at TOA Electronics, Adobe systems, and most recently at Pacific AV as vice president of sales. Previous roles have included product management, applications engineering, system design, system sales, Miranda also has nearly two decades of experience as a live sound engineer mixing at many worship and entertainment venues.
“Jeff’s broad experience, not just in professional AV sales, but also as an integrator, design engineer and mixing engineer, makes him the perfect choice to join us in this new role,” explains Rik Kirby, founder of Allied ProTech. “Over the last two years our business has been growing extremely quickly, both with Linea Research amplifiers and with Luminex network switches, and we’re confident Jeff will be instrumental in continuing this growth. Having known and worked with him for many years I have firsthand knowledge and confidence that his experience will be invaluable to our partners and customers.”
Miranda will be starting with Allied ProTech immediately and will be based out of their offices in Orange County, California.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be joining Allied ProTech and starting this next chapter in my career. Having worked with their innovative brands for the last two years I’m really looking forward to getting more

 
highliteISE: Highlite International promotes new solutions
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

The Netherlands - Highlite International BV will be present during Integrated Systems Europe 2019, hall 7, stand Y190. At the Highlite stand various installation solutions from DAP Audio, visuals from DMT Premiere LED screens, effect lighting from Showtec and Infinity with the Furion and Signature series will be showcased.
DAP Audio supplies an array of installation mixers equipped for zone control with multiple inputs. Amplifiers, like the analogue HP-series, the digital QI-Series or the 100V PA- or ZA-series offer possibilities for multi-roomed venues. In combination with the Celestion-powered new XI-MKII installation speaker series are ideal for fixed installations.
Infinity will show the Furion Series, very fast and powerful LED-based moving heads, equipped with Wireless DMX. The Infinity washlight iW-720, the pixel controlled washlight iW-1915 Pixel RGBW Wash and the Infinity Chimp light controller will also be on show along with the Infinity Signature LED based theatre spots, a Robert Juliat collaboration.
DMT Premiere LED screens with pixel pitches ranging from 5.9mm to 2.9mm will also feature.
Showtec offers a very powerful outdoor wash - the IP65 rated Showtec Helix S5000 Q4 with 40 Prolight Opto RGBW 4-in-1 10W LEDs and WDMX. WDMX is also present in the Showtec Eventspot 1600Q4, a very interesting battery light with up to 15 hours battery lifetime per charge.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
ISE: Kramer delivers the IT factor
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

The Netherlands - At this year's ISE show in Amsterdam, Kramer Electronics will its software-centric ecosystem, management solutions, intuitive meeting space automation, elevated audio and connectivity solutions, and more.
Kramer Platforms consist of hardware devices that are software-driven so one box serves multiple functions. It’s an innovative new way to lead AV designs with software and maximizing return on investment and customization options. With Kramer Platforms, AV professionals can combine best-in-class solutions, such as Kramer’s VIA collaboration system with a Kramer Control brain.
On display at ISE will be next-generation Kramer Control, a code-free, cloud-based control platform.
Kramer Network 3.0, an enterprise management platform enables IT/AV professionals to easily configure and manage their entire Kramer product range, Dante devices and third-party devices from anywhere in the world.
Kramer is investing heavily in sharing UX best practices in the AV industry. At ISE, the company will discuss how UX is a catalyst for new technologies.
Kramer will also carry out AVoIP and Kramer Control courses through its Kramer Academy at the show.
(Jim Evans)

 
boseprofessionalpowersharedanteampsISE: Bose extends PowerShare range
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

The Netherlands - Bose Professional is expanding its line of PowerShare adaptable power amplifiers with two new models: the Dante-integrated PS404D and PS604D, joining the recently introduced models with AmpLink connectivity, the PS404A and PS604A.
With the release of PowerShare adaptable power amplifiers in 2016, Bose Professional armed installers with a powerful new advantage - the freedom to put amplifier power where it’s needed and waste less of an amplifier’s drive potential where it’s not. “The notion of a multi-channel amplifier that breaks free from the fixed-power-per-channel architecture has been well received,” reports Bose amplifier product line manager Ashraf Elghamrawi. “Integrators told us that ‘power-sharing’ makes their projects more responsive, and they asked for digital input options for even more flexibility.” Answering the call, Bose Professional has added these four new digital models.
The new PS404D (400 watts divisible into 4 channels) and PS604D (600 watts divisible into 4 channels) PowerShare amplifiers feature integrated Dante audio networking for increased connectivity flexibility, while giving installers the freedom to place the amplifier away from the source. The recently introduced PS404A and PS604A offer AmpLink connectivity. AmpLink is Bose Pro’s in-rack Cat 5/6 digital audio distribution solution and is supported in their latest DSP units. The Dante models allow mixed inputs using either digital or onboard analogue audio connections.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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