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Solid State Logic Appoints Jay Easley as Vice President of Live Consoles

Industry Veteran Will Lead the Company’s Expedition into the Live Market in North and South America

OXFORD, UK – SSL Inc., the U.S. operation of Solid State Logic, is pleased to announce that Jay Easley has been appointed Vice President of Live Consoles in the Americas. Previously with Midas and Klark Teknik (MKT), Easley has had a successful sales and marketing career in the live sound market, with many years experience in global audio console launches, acquiring new business and increasing market share. In this new role, Easley brings his vast understanding of the live market to promote SSL’s recently introduced ‘Live’ console, which brings the industry standard, sonic legacy of the SSL brand to the stage.

Working closely with the team in the Americas, Easley’s initial goal is to build industry awareness of the SSL Live Console. He will also work closely with Jason Kelly, SSL’s newly appointed Live Product Manager, to define future product enhancements tailored to the needs of specific clients. Using his extensive knowledge of the performance market through years of successful console placements, Easley will help dealers and mix engineers understand the many benefits of this innovative, advanced technology live sound console.

“Jay’s extraordinary stature in the live sound industry brings a high level of credibility for SSL as we enter this exciting market segment,” says Piers Plaskitt, CEO of SSL, Inc. “His surgical focus and successful experience in live sound applications makes him the ideal choice to lead the charge for the Live Console in North and South America. We believe the addition of Jay on the SSL team will herald in a new era of technology leadership for the live sound market.”

Most recently, Easley served as Associate Vice President of MKT’s North American operations. In this position, he developed and executed sales and marketing strategies, new product introductions, and delivered presentations, seminars and training classes to clients and partners.

“I am truly honored to work for SSL, a company that I consider to have an unparalleled reputation for excellence and reliability,” says Easley. “I am excited to lead the Live Console business in the Americas. We have the opportunity to show customers SSL’s advanced console technology that exceeds industry expectations for what is now available for live sound. This is SSL and we expect the Live Console will have the same leadership impact on the live sound industry as it has enjoyed with the music, broadcast, post and film markets for decades.”

Solid State Logic is the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music, broadcast and post production professionals. For more information about our award-winning products, please visit: www.solidstatelogic.com.

Trew Audio Turns to DPA Microphones for AOL’s HuffPost Live

Sound Installation and Services Company Specifies DPA 4061 Lavalier Mics for the Online News Outlet’s LA Studio

LOS ANGELES, JUNE 18, 2013 – When AOL Productions’ HuffPost Live, an online video streaming network affiliated with the Huffington Post news outlet, sought to outfit its Beverly Hills studio with a permanent set of audio equipment, it turned to Trew Audio Los Angeles, to specify the gear. As audio is one of the most important elements of any webcast, Trew Audio, a longtime provider of sound equipment sales, rentals and services for AOL Productions, suggested DPA Microphones’ 4061 Lavalier Microphone. Used daily by the talent and guests who appear on the Website, the microphones provide clarity, flexibility and reliability.

HuffPost Live is broadcast from two studios, one in Los Angeles and the other in New York. Originally, the network operated mostly out of its New York location, only using the Beverly Hills studio sporadically. For the occasions when shows were aired from Los Angeles, AOL Productions rented equipment from Trew Audio. As the popularity of its Los Angeles shows grew, so too did HuffPost Live’s need for a permanent arrangement of gear at the Beverly Hills studio. Already familiar with the quality of DPA Microphones, and on suggestion from Trew Audio, the network purchased eight DPA 4061 microphones for its audio setup.

“When HuffPost Live approached us about audio products for the show, the first company that came to mind was DPA Microphones,” says Gary Vahling, rental manager for Trew Audio. “The quality of the company’s products is exceptional and the support provided by its staff is always top notch. We knew that with microphones from DPA, HuffPost Live would be able to ensure that viewers hear talent and guests loudly and clearly, without any noise or interference.”

With the New York version of the show already well established, Trew Audio needed to provide an audio solution that would allow the bicoastal teams to flow seamlessly between New York and Los Angeles airtime.

Offering great detail and resolution, the 4061s have a neutral sonic character and are very natural sounding. The 4061 has a very low noise floor, impressive sensitivity and can handle high SPLs. The microphone is also available with a wide range of connection adapters for all professional wireless systems, such as Audio-Technica, Sennheiser and Shure, as well as an XLR adapter for 48V Phantom Power applications. To provide the ultimate microphone solution, Vahling also supplied HuffPost Live with a Lectrosonics wireless adapter for the DPA 4061 mics.

“One of the best things about DPA Microphones is that the company supplies adapters for all of the standard wireless systems currently available on the market,” explains Vahling. “Those units make the microphones really flexible for everything we do in rentals. For customers, it allows them to change a connector on the fly depending on what they are doing.”

Also included in the kit for each of the eight DPA 4061 mics are two grids – one high boost and one soft boost – that allow the user to acoustically modify the microphone according to placement: chest, head etc. Additionally, a wide range of accessories are available, such as windscreens, clips and holders, extension cables and power supplies.

“Another great thing about DPA’s microphones is the accessory kits,” concludes Vahling. “The elements that are included along with the microphones help with all performances, whether it’s a live webcast or a musical performance.”

About Trew Audio
Trew Audio is devoted to the art of location sound recording for film and television. Founded by sound mixer Glen Trew, Trew Audio was designed to fill the widening gap between sound professionals and support services that has grown as film and video production has become less confined to Hollywood and New York. With four locations in Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver and Nashville, Trew Audio is a leader in the sales, rental, and service of audio equipment for professional film and video production in markets worldwide. Find out more at www.trewaudio.com.

ABOUT DPA:
DPA Microphones A/S is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphones and microphone solutions for professional applications in studio, broadcast, theatre, video/film and sound reinforcement environments. All DPA microphones and components are manufactured at the company’s purpose-built factory in Denmark.

Sound Devices Continues to Develop the 788T for the Latest Production Requirements

Firmware Update 3.0 Now Available for Free Download

REEDSBURG, WI, JUNE 17, 2013 — To further position the company’s flagship 788T and 788T-SSD digital audio recorders as the foremost solutions for today’s evolving production standards, Sound Devices, specialists in portable audio and video products for field production, announces the availability of firmware update Version 3.0. A free download for all existing and new 788T users, this latest software update offers a 192 kHz sampling rate for up to four tracks, increased C-Link metadata functionality and added limiters for digital inputs.

Version 3.0 now offers Sound Devices 788T users a 192 kHz sampling rate for up to four tracks (L through B) recording to one drive. It provides for scene, take, notes, false takes, circle and track name metadata to be synched between C-Linked 788Ts. Version 3.0 firmware also features digital input limiters for AES3 and AES42 inputs, perfect for digital microphones. Additional enhancements include a left/right tone identification mode with a shortcut to toggle the mode on or off, added user-customizable CL-9 encoder adjustments which affect trim gain and EQ frequency, and the option to decode MS into LR MIX only and leave ISO tracks as un-decoded MS.

In addition, Version 3.0 offers a new timecode mode, “Free Run – Auto Output Mute.” This is the same as the “Free” run mode, but mutes the “Lemo” timecode output when stopped and can be used to roll external devices when the “Rec-Run” timecode is not suitable. In addition to overall faster drive formatting, the latest firmware features an upgraded external low voltage threshold, now 11.3V, along with various overall system improvements and optimizations.

“As our flagship digital audio recorder, the 788T has become a mainstay in the industry, and is in constant use on high-profile film, television and new media projects,” says Paul Isaacs, Technical Development Manager for Sound Devices. “As audio production techniques continue to evolve and become more streamlined, Sound Devices is committed to ensuring that our products remain on the cutting edge of technology through regular firmware updates.”

With the influx of multi-tracking both in the field and on set, the Sound Devices 788T has become the next-generation digital audio recorder for advanced sound mixers who require additional isolated tracks. It boasts eight full-featured inputs and records to up to 12 tracks. It accepts either microphone or line-level signals, provides 48-V phantom power for condenser microphones, offers peak limiters for microphone inputs and features fully adjustable high-pass filters—all in a compact package. Routing flexibility allows each input to be routed to left/right mixed tracks, isolated tracks or aux tracks.

The 788T has several options for recording media, including an internal SATA hard drive (solid-state in the 788T-SSD), CompactFlash cards, an external FireWire hard drive or DVD-RAM (with bus powering). Any or all of these can be used simultaneously. Additionally, when connected to Mac or Windows computers with high-speed USB or FireWire 400/800, the 788T functions as a high-speed mass storage device.

To simplify AES3 connectivity with mixers and cameras, the 788T has eight channels of balanced AES3 digital inputs and six channels of balanced AES3 outputs. The 788T can be clocked from an external word clock or from video sync. The 788T also comes equipped with a high-accuracy time-code reader/generator. It also includes auto-record features to chase external “Rec-Run” video sources. To simplify metadata entry, the 788T accepts USB keyboards directly or can be operated remotely from iOS devices with the optional CL-WiFi. The 788T, like all Sound Devices products, is versatile and designed to withstand the physical and environmental extremes of rigorous field production.

788T/788T-SSD users can download Version 3.0, by visiting:
http://www.sounddevices.com/download/788t-firmware/download/.

Sound Devices, LLC designs and manufactures portable audio mixers, digital audio recorders, and digital video recorders and related equipment for feature film, episodic television, documentary, news-gathering, and acoustical test and measurement applications. The fourteen-year old company designs and manufactures from their Reedsburg, Wisconsin headquarters with additional offices in Madison, WI and Highland Park, IL. For more information, visit the Sound Devices website, www.sounddevices.com.

DPA Microphones Launches the Ultimate in Podium Microphones at InfoComm 2013

Company builds on the renowned audio quality of its highly regarded microphones to design new solutions that are ideal for the installation market

ORLANDO, FL, JUNE 12, 2013 – Internationally acclaimed for creating high quality live sound and recording microphones, DPA Microphones has now turned its attention to the installation market with the launch of two new Podium Microphones at InfoComm 2013 (Booth 744). Based on the company’s d:dicate™ Recording Microphones (formerly known as Reference Standard) and its renowned 4060 Miniature/d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones, both solutions give AV installers and conference organizers the clear, transparent and precise sound they demand.

As a high-end solution, DPA is offering podium microphones that incorporate the modular capsules from its d:dicate Recording Microphones, which are acclaimed for their exceptional linear frequency responses, high SPL and superior gain before feedback. These new podium microphones combine the state-of-the-art d:dicate capsules with any of the company’s newly introduced modular active booms and modular active cables. With several capsules to choose from, DPA customers can access the exact microphone and boom or cable combination to meet their needs.

“Given the flexibility of our d:dicate range, creating a microphone for the installation and conference markets was an obvious step,” says Christian Poulsen, CEO of DPA Microphones. “We already had the high-end capsule and preamplifier technology needed to fulfil the audio component, so all we had to do was employ some ingenious mechanical solutions. By doing this, we have been able to adapt our boom and cable technology so that we can deliver high-end installation solutions for a wide variety of applications. Whether this is for a podium, desk top, stage stand or even a ceiling suspension, we have it covered with visually elegant and sonically superior products that boast all the robustness inherent in DPA’s ingenious engineering techniques.”

In addition to the high-end d:dicate solution, DPA has also developed a cost-effective, directional podium microphone based on two of its renowned miniature microphones, the 4060 and the d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphone.

These directional gooseneck microphones, which use interference tubes and pre-polarized backplates to ensure speech intelligibility, were originally devised on request from the Nobel Prize organization. In search of a dedicated podium solution for its 2012 Nobel Peace Prize presentation at Oslo City Hall in Norway, the organization required a microphone that could stand up to the acoustical challenges of its auditorium. To fit the need, DPA Microphones adapted its existing miniature capsule to give an off-axis frequency response that negated room reverberation while preserving the needed on-axis sensitivity for voice level. The company also positioned the capsule on a delicate gooseneck stand, which encompasses a sleek Scandinavian design. The result was so well received that the microphone was quickly adopted as a standard DPA product and is now available to all installation customers. This miniature podium microphone can also be used in a wireless configuration by employing the company’s innovative adapter that is available for its range of miniature microphones.

Both Podium Microphones will be available to the installation market beginning August 2013. For further information, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com

ABOUT DPA:
DPA Microphones A/S is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphones and microphone solutions for professional applications in studio, broadcast, theatre, video/film and sound reinforcement environments. All DPA microphones and components are manufactured at the company’s purpose-built factory in Denmark.

For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com.

Sound Devices Elevates Commitment to Technical Sales Expertise with Recent Company Promotions

Pat McConnell New VP of Sales, Ed Capp Named Global Sales Director

REEDSBURG, WI, MAY 21, 2013 — Sound Devices, experts in audio and video products for field production, is pleased to announce two internal promotions. As the company continues to evolve in the professional audio and video markets, it has named Pat McConnell Vice President of Sales and Ed Capp Global Sales Director.

At a time when the level of technical expertise required for successful sales is paramount, the pair has demonstrated leadership in the specialized audio and video production markets. In their new roles, Pat and Ed will oversee the Sound Devices sales team to further promote the company’s entire range of products globally, while continuing to strengthen the Sound Devices reseller and distributor network.

Pat, who joined the company last year, brings his deep experience in audio, systems sales, and sales management to the company. He also continues on with the tradition of single-syllable first names for Sound Devices officers. Ed, a 10-year veteran of the Sound Devices sales team, has been instrumental in significantly expanding the reach of Sound Devices throughout the world. Ed has developed Sound Devices strength in Asia as well as the important Southern California markets.

“Ed and Pat are a great sales team and together they manage Sound Devices presence throughout the world,” says Matt Anderson, President of Sound Devices. “As the Sound Devices product lines become more and more technical, it is critical that our sales team is led by knowledgeable individuals who are immersed in the changing audio and video technology landscape. We are very excited to continue to grow our sales force and look forward to both Ed and Pat’s future contributions to the company.”

Sound Devices, LLC designs and manufactures portable audio mixers, digital audio recorders, and digital video recorders and related equipment for feature film, episodic television, documentary, news-gathering, and acoustical test and measurement applications. The fourteen-year old company designs and manufactures from their Reedsburg, Wisconsin headquarters with additional offices in Madison, WI and Highland Park, IL. For more information, visit the Sound Devices website, www.sounddevices.com.

Sound Devices Offers Enhanced Recording and File Transfer Options for PIX 260i Users

Latest Firmware Update, Version 1.02, Now Available for Free Download

LOS ANGELES, MAY 15, 2013 — In an effort to continue to streamline workflows for production and post-production environments with its rack-mounted PIX 260i Production Video Recorder, Sound Devices, experts in portable audio and video products for field production, now offers expanded audio and video recording and file transfer capabilities with its newest firmware update, Version 1.02. Available as a free download to all PIX 260i users, this latest version will be highlighted at Cine Gear 2013 (Booth 94).

With Version 1.02, all drives are now formatted as exFAT instead of UDF. While this new drive formatting is available, it is still possible for PIX 260i users to record and play back from UDF drives for compatibility with the PIX 220i and PIX 240i. Users have the ability to set each PIX 260i drive independently to Ethernet File Transfer (Network) mode. This offers the convenience of transferring files over a network while the PIX 260i records new data. Drives will also automatically switch to the Ethernet File Transfer mode when full. In addition, the end user can now read and write data to PIX 260i drives over Ethernet. The update also enables the PIX 260i to provide users with both simultaneous recording to multiple drives or sequential mode, recording to the next successive drive as drives become full. A 10-second (maximum) pre-record buffer for the audio-only mode has also been added.

“The PIX 260i offers an innovative new approach to file-based audio and video recording,” says Paul Isaacs, Technical Development Manager for Sound Devices. “Every new version of PIX 260i firmware, including version 1.02, is the result of feedback from customers who have incorporated it into their everyday workflows.”

Based on Sound Devices’ PIX 240i portable audio/video recorder, PIX 260i is a rack-mounted, file-based audio/video recorder that seamlessly replaces tape-based video decks in production and post-production environments. PIX 260i offers 32 tracks of audio record and playback as well as control functionality from browser-capable computers and tablets. PIX 260i offers the features and tools that production companies and broadcasters require to migrate to file-based recording and playback capabilities. It records QuickTime files in either Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD video formats. Files recorded in these intra-frame codecs are ready for editing directly from the recorder in common editing environments, such as Avid, Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Premiere, eliminating time-consuming transferring and transcoding. For color-critical applications, the PIX 260i supports Apple ProRes 4444 through its 12-bit, 4:4:4 3G-SDI I/O. Users can also play out files from the PIX 260i for real-time applications.

PIX 260i users can download Version 1.02 by visiting www.sounddevices.com/download/pix260i-firmware/.

Sound Devices, LLC designs and manufactures portable audio mixers, digital audio recorders, and digital video recorders and related equipment for feature film, episodic television, documentary, news-gathering, and acoustical test and measurement applications. The fourteen-year old company designs and manufactures from their Reedsburg, Wisconsin headquarters with additional offices in Madison, WI and Highland Park, IL. For more information, visit the Sound Devices website, www.sounddevices.com.

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RTW TM7 TOUCHMONITOR WINS 2013 iF PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD

International Forum Design Honors Plug-In Module Version of RTW’s TM7 TouchMonitor

COLOGNE, GERMANY, 22, APRIL, 2013 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is happy to announce that the half 19-inch 20700VID plug-in module version of RTW’s TM7 TouchMonitor has won an iF Product Design Award. The iF (International Forum Design) jury, judging on behalf of a global organization dedicated to strengthening public awareness of design through awards, publications and exhibitions, chose the 19-inch model as a standout product in the audio and video category. This is the second iF Product Design Award for RTW. The company also won in 2011 for the TM7 and TM9 TouchMonitor series.

Known the world over as a “seal of outstanding design,” the iF product design award honors outstanding achievements in design. It covers all areas of product design and serves as a platform for design-relevant innovations around the globe. All of the 2013 iF product design award winners are available at www.ifdesign.de.

The half 19-inch 20700VID plug-in module version of RTW’s TM7 TouchMonitor is specifically designed for installation in waveform-monitor racks typically used in video studios, which are often difficult to fit. This version of the TM7 is technologically identical to the original TM7 model, providing ports for eight analog, eight digital (AES3 or AES3id) and 3G-SDI signals in different combinations (I/O options). Both versions feature a USB port that allows for preset import and export, license updates, and firmware upgrades. Featuring a 7-inch touch screen combined with unprecedented flexibility and modularity with an intuitive user interface, the TM7 is part of RTW’s innovative range of products that marks the next generation in professional audio-signal metering.

The operating concept behind the entire line of TouchMonitor audio meters, based on 16:9 touch-sensitive screens, is unique. It offers not only a built-in online help function, but also allows for monitoring separate signal groups and using multiple instruments at the same time. This way, up to 16 analog or digital signals (with 3G-SDI interface up to 32) can all be displayed. In addition, the clear-cut surface layout of the product’s housing gives it a distinctive look, which can be consistently transferred to other RTW ranges of products and also allows for variations.

“We are very proud that the International Forum Design has once again chosen RTW, this time for the design of the half 19-inch plug-in module version of our TM7 TouchMonitor,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “RTW is committed to providing the professional audio industry with the solutions it needs: devices that are both technologically advanced and well-designed. A lot of time and effort went into the design of this version of our TM7 and we are very proud our efforts have been recognized.”

Clear-Com Releases Concert 2.7 Software Upgrade at the 2013 NAB Show

Latest Version Offers Distributed Interface Gateways and Unlimited, Multi-Access IP Communications Channels

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 10, 2013 – Clear-Com®, a global leader in critical voice communications systems, is releasing Version 2.7 of its ConcertTM Intercom-over-IP Communications Solution (Concert v2.7) at the 2013 NAB Show (Booth C8008). This latest software update provides users with the benefits of four-wire linking of external audio sources, secure/private networking and support for multiple Interface Gateway servers.

Clear-Com’s Concert provides a secure and scalable solution for providing high-quality voice communication between single or multi-site facilities over an IP infrastructure. The new upgrade supports an unlimited number of remote Interface Gateway servers and provides the ability to integrate external audio sources seamlessly, such as additional Clear-Com equipment or other third-party analog equipment. Concert v2.7 also provides improvements in the web-based management interface, making the system more user-friendly. Concert is designed to be highly configurable, enabling an intuitive point-and-click interface for mission-critical applications anywhere in the world.

“With the latest 2.7 upgrade to the Concert software, the system has further solidified its position as a top Intercom-over-IP solution,” says Peter Stallard, Senior Product Manager at Clear-Com. “In addition to its existing ability to integrate seamlessly with traditional intercom systems and external audio interfaces over standard IP networks, Concert v2.7 now allows users to incorporate external audio sources seamlessly on one connection. With the improvement of reliability and stability, Concert can function as a standalone system or as an audio communications bridge between locations around the world, with real-time, organized and secure collaboration between local and remote users.”

Providing an intuitive, point-and-click user interface and an ultra-low-latency audio, Concert is ideal for many communication applications, such as on-site field reporting. The system also provides remote access to existing intercom systems and serves as a connection between third-party audio devices. It also allows collaborative workgroups to intercommunicate instantly and reliably from anywhere in the world on any PC or Mac with a LAN, WAN or Internet connection.

Based on the proprietary I.V.Core Technology, Concert’s enhanced audio features deliver crystal-clear audio and non-blocking communications over a standard LAN or Internet connection between local and remote users. It offers non-blocking and instant point-to-point or point-to-multipoint voice communications and conferencing from any personal computer. For times when a microphone is unavailable or a quiet space is needed, the system also offers listen-only and instant-messaging facilities

About Clear-Com®
Clear-Com, an HME company, is a global provider in professional voice communications systems since 1968. We develop and market proven intercom technologies such as Analog & Digital Partyline, Digital Matrix, Wireless and Intercom-over-IP systems for critical communication applications in broadcast, performance venues, military, government and enterprise markets. Recognized for our legacy of intercom innovations, production teams around the world have come to depend on Clear-Com for clear, reliable and scalable communications solutions. For more information, please visit www.clearcom.com.

RTW Unveils Moving Coil Software for TM3 at NAB 2013

Loudness Moving Coil Instrument Now Available

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 10, 2013 — RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is proud to unveil the new TM3-SWMC Software for its TM3 series of TouchMonitors at the 2013 NAB Show (Booth C1844). This new software license, available as an add-on option, incorporates a moving coil emulation display.

This license expands the functionality of the TM3 TouchMonitor series, which includes the TM3 and TM3-3G, with PPM, VU and the new loudness moving coil instruments. The display can be chosen with vertical or horizontal orientation, numeric level information and peak indicators. Single-, double- and stereo-channel, instruments are now available. For stereo groups with PPM moving coil mode, additional M/S moving coil emulation is selectable. As with all instruments in the TouchMonitor series products, the user can individually define the instrument size and positioning on the screen to meet his specific application needs.

RTW’s TM3 includes features of the larger TM7 and TM9 versions in a compact size. Users can control it with a touch-sensitive display. With its budget-friendly base price, 4.3-inch touchscreen and stylish exterior allowing for horizontal and vertical placement, the TM3 is an appealing compact device, ideal for edit suites, control rooms and OB vans. The TM3-3G, introduced in 2012, is a compact yet versatile solution for metering, de-embedding and monitoring 3G-SDI audio. It also features a 4.3-inch touchscreen for horizontal as well as vertical orientation, which can display any of the eight audio channels contained in a 3G-SDI stream.

ABOUT RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s ranges of products currently include the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

As part of its expansion into the U.S. market, in 2013 RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The new office is the first U.S. location launched by RTW, showing the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks in the U.S. The new U.S. office will house all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221.

Clear-Com Debuts Latest Matrix Frame for Eclipse HX Range at Prolight + Sound 2013

New HX-Delta Frame Offers High Performance Across Multiple Performance Spaces

FRANKFURT, APRIL 10, 2013 Clear-Com®, a global leader in critical voice communications systems, will debut the newest addition to its line of Eclipse HX Digital Matrix Systems, the Eclipse HX-Delta Matrix Frame, at Prolight + Sound 2013 (Hall 8.0, Stand L51). The Eclipse HX-Delta offers the connectivity and high capacity of a larger matrix system in a 3RU frame, giving users more flexible installation options.

The cost-effective and compact Eclipse HX-Delta is optimal for installation across several areas of a large performance space or concert venue. It provides two CPU cards for redundant system control, with the option of up to four varied I/O frame cards and up to three interface modules in a 3RU frame. Instead of installing large system frames in just one location, the Eclipse HX-Delta gives users the option of building a distributed matrix system. This offers a more flexible workflow and permits shorter cable runs between system frames and intercom panels, cutting down on cabling costs.

“No other matrix line offers such a wide range of advanced control panels, intercom interfaces and system frames as the Eclipse HX,” says Stephen Sandford, Product Manager at Clear-Com. “With the addition of the Eclipse HX-Delta to the already extensive variety of Eclipse HX frames, Clear-Com provides users with a complete intercom solution for every type of live production.”

The HX-Delta interface cards provide users with a variety of connectivity options. The Eclipse HX-Delta frame uses all of the current Eclipse interface cards, such as the E-MADI64-HX 64 bi-directional channel card, the IVC-32-HX IP connection card and the E-Que Integra integrated wireless or E1/T1 trunking card, to name a few. In addition to the four interface card slots, the HX-Delta also provides three internal slots for interface modules. These allow the HX-Delta to integrate seamlessly with other third-party communication devices, such as telephones, two-way radios and camera intercoms.

The Eclipse HX systems, comprising the Eclipse HX-Omega, Eclipse HX-Median, Eclipse HX-PiCo and Eclipse HX-Delta matrices, along with the EHX Software, allow users to make system-wide changes rapidly. They also provide simplified setup, operation and administration as well as high system capacity for many audio and user connections. Clear-Com’s V-Series and iStation user panels, existing frame I/O cards and interfaces, are all compatible with the Eclipse HX range, providing a seamless and logical upgrade path for most existing Eclipse customers.

About Clear-Com®
Clear-Com, an HME company, is a global provider in professional voice communications systems since 1968. We develop and market proven intercom technologies such as Analog & Digital Partyline, Digital Matrix, Wireless and Intercom-over-IP systems for critical communication applications in broadcast, performance venues, military, government and enterprise markets. Recognized for our legacy of intercom innovations, production teams around the world have come to depend on Clear-Com for clear, reliable and scalable communications solutions. For more information, please visit www.clearcom.com.

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