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Auralex’s Acclaimed Free Personalized Room Analysis Service Helps AV Systems Integrators Build Rooms and Build Business From Coast To Coast

— AV systems integrators in all parts of the country have found tremendous value in Auralex’s Free Personalized Room Analysis Service, which helps them analyze customers’ environments for effective sound treatment —

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 – Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the world’s leading brand of acoustical treatments and soon to celebrate its 35th anniversary, has recently been providing its Free Personalized Room Analysis service for AV systems integrators and other sound professionals nationwide. The service, which allows users to enter key parameter values on Auralex’s website, then calculates the dimensions, draws virtual 3D renderings of the project and suggests the most appropriate Auralex acoustical treatment projects for it, is free and has proven to be a tremendously valuable asset for AV professionals.

In Mendon, New York, Jeff Bradford, Owner of The Sound Guys – a custom integrator of distributed audio and video systems, as well as home theaters, home automation, lighting control, closed-circuit TV and high-tech telephone and security systems – has been relying on the Auralex Free Personalized Room Analysis service for over three years. “We apply it to every home theater and media room we build,” he says. “The service is great and it’s saved us money, time and effort. What we especially like is the ability to do all of the renderings in the right colors. And it’s also helped us bring in more new business, and as a result, new revenue. That’s pretty fantastic for a ‘free’ service.”

Deep in the heart of Texas, where Bjorn’s Audio Video provides specialty retail services and home theater design for customers in the San Antonio area, Jeff Griffin, the company’s Project Manager and Systems Designer, says they’ve also been happily using the Auralex Free Personalized Room Analysis service for over three years. Griffin says that among other advantages, the service provides a great visual way to clearly explain to customers what rooms will look like when they’re done and what the actual benefits will be from acoustical treatment. “They can see where the panels will be when it’s all finished, and that’s very reassuring for many of them, since some customers can’t visualize a finished room as well as others can,” he says. “It also lets them see you as a subject-matter expert, which adds to the overall sense of professionalism. It all helps the customer understand the concepts of acoustical treatment, which is something that may seem hard to grasp initially but which will benefit them tremendously in the end. And Auralex enables that.”

Over on the West Coast, Jim Kingsley, Owner of Kingsley AV, which has been serving the mid- to high-end home theater and music system market in Irvine, California, since 1991, says he just began using the Auralex Free Personalized Room Analysis service in the last year and the experience has been excellent for both him and his customers. “I send Auralex the key information, including dimensions of the room, what kind of speakers I’m using and where the seating is, and they provide me with an exact plan for laying out where the absorption and diffusion needs to be and what types of products are best to use and where to put them for the best results,” explains. “It’s simple and very effective. Auralex has the experience with acoustics, they’re trained in acoustical engineering and they understand what it takes to transform a room.” Kingsley adds that the Auralex Free Personalized Room Analysis service not only helps his company deliver a better outcome, but the detailed acoustical plan that the Auralex Free Personalized Room Analysis service provides also reassures his customers about their investment in the acoustical aspect of their design. ”The clients are more comfortable about that, and that means improved revenues and happier customers for us,” he says. “That’s a great outcome.”

About Auralex’s Free Personalized Room Analysis
Whether you have specific acoustical concerns you are trying to address or just want to achieve the most accurate listening environment possible, Auralex’s Free Personalized Room Analysis is a cost-effective solution for diagnosing and treating acoustical inaccuracies. The service allows customers to feed information about the environment to Auralex so the company’s Application Specialists can immediately begin evaluating the room’s acoustical needs. Customers simply fill out a form (online or downloadable) with details about their project and provide diagrams with room dimensions. This information is then used to render an acoustical model of the space and to determine the most effective acoustical treatment plan for the specific room and application.

For more information, please visit www.auralex.com.

Lowell Expands Surge Suppression Offerings with New Models

— New rackmount panels and power strips offer cost-effective single- and dual-stage surge protection —

Lowell Manufacturing Company, a U.S. manufacturer of professional A/V Products currently celebrating its 65th anniversary, has expanded its range of surge suppression products with three new models: ACR-1509-S and ACR-1509-SD (rackmount panels) and ACS-1505-SW-SD (power strip). All three were developed to provide system integrators with high quality, cost-effective surge suppression solutions.

The ETL-listed ACR-1509-S and ACR-1509-SD are 1U 19-inch EIA rackmount panels with a total of nine 15A outlets (3 switched, 6 unswitched), front rocker switch, and nine-foot power cord with NEMA 5-15P plug. The ACR1509-S offers single-stage surge suppression, while the ACR-1509-SD offers dual-stage (redundant) protection. Both models are made in the USA with domestic and foreign parts.

The ACS-1505-SW-SD is a low-profile, 15A rackmount power strip that measures only 2 inches by 2 inches by 12 inches yet includes five single outlets (all switched) with spacing for external power supplies plus the new dual-stage surge suppression. ETL Listed in the US and Canada, this power strip includes a six-foot detachable power cord with molded plug and universal mounting brackets.

For more information, please visit www.lowellmfg.com or e-mail Lowell at sales@lowellmfg.com.

Waves Unveils NS1 Noise Suppressor Plugin

— The NS1 Noise Suppressor instantly analyzes and adapts to a user’s signal in real time, bringing the foreground into focus as it eliminates unnecessary background noise —

Waves Audio, the industry-leading developer of professional audio digital signal processing technologies, introduces its new NS1 Noise Suppressor. A uniquely intuitive professional noise suppression plugin, Waves’ NS1 Noise Suppressor intelligently differentiates between dialog and unwanted noise. Perfect for post production, broadcast, voiceover, audio forensics and musical applications alike, NS1 instantly analyzes and adapts to a user’s signal in real time, bringing the foreground into focus as it eliminates unnecessary background noise.

Intuitively controlled by a simple single fader, NS1 also features an attenuation meter, which shows users just how much overall energy is being removed from their input signal. NS1 is SoundGrid® and MultiRack Native compatible.

Controls:
Fader determines the amount of noise suppression.
Attenuation Meter displays the amount of overall energy removed from the input signal.

Waves NS1 Noise Suppressor is now available with pricing as follows:
Native – U.S. MSRP $200, with a special introductory price of $99
TDM – U.S. MSRP $300, with a special introductory price of $149

Visit www.waves.com for more information.

Auralex® Expands Its Range of ProPanels™

— New sizes and fabric options offer latest enhancements to Auralex®’s ProPanels™ line of Fabric Wrapped Acoustical Absorption Panels —

As part of their ongoing commitment to providing system integrators with a wide range of sound absorption products, Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the world’s leading brand of acoustical treatments and soon to celebrate its 35th anniversary, is expanding its line of ProPanels™ Fabric Wrapped Acoustical Absorption Panels. Auralex’s ProPanels are fabric-covered absorbers designed to provide an upscale look with the high-performance absorption qualities that reduce unwanted room reflections (slap and flutter echoes, for instance) to improve the listening environment while affording tasteful aesthetics that complement any décor.

ProPanels meet the Class A fire rating and are available in a choice of 12 standard color/fabric options. ProPanels standard sizes include: 2′x2′, 2′x4′, 4′x8′ and 4′x4′ wall panels (with beveled or straight edges) and 2′x4′ corner panel (with reverse-mitered edge). The 2′x2′ and 2′x4′ wall panels are available in 1″ and 2″ thicknesses; the 4′x8′ and 4′x4′ wall panels and 2′x4′ corner panel are available in 2″ thicknesses only. Additionally, Auralex offers a wide variety of installation hardware: flat Impaling Clips (standard with all ProPanels orders); and Z-Clips, Cloud Anchors and Snap-On Anchors (available upon request).

For more specialized needs, Auralex offers its Custom ProPanels, which can be customized with regard to shape, size and thickness, to serve the diverse demands of today’s integrator. Additionally, Custom ProPanels are available in a wide variety of custom fabrics.

For more information, please visit www.auralex.com.

Auralex 2012 CEDIA Press Kit

Lowell Manufacturing 2012 CEDIA Press Kit

Lights Out for the Minimoog Voyager Select Series

Today Moog Music announced its plans to discontinue production of the Minimoog Voyager Select Series, the top selling backlit analog synthesizer of all time. Over the last 6 years the Select Series has been used in studios and on stages around the globe. Whether it’s Madonna, Dr. Dre, Alicia Keys, CeeLo Green, Lady Gaga or Sugarland, the custom combinations of color and finish reflects the unique aesthetic and personality of its owner. Moog will continue building the Select Series through the end of the year, with the final Select Series leaving the factory on Jan 1, 2013.

This is the last chance ever for prospective buyers to purchase a Select Series Voyager, but it will also be their best chance. During the remaining months of production, Moog has reduced the selling price on all Select Series Voyagers from $3,659 to $2,999.
 
“We felt it was important to give musicians who had always dreamt of customizing a handcrafted Voyager a final chance to build one at an unprecedented price,” said Mike Adams, CEO Moog Music Inc. “We are a small company that still builds by hand, so sometimes we have to make hard decisions about ending the life of even our most favorite products. However, history has shown that discontinued Minimoogs, like the Model D and the Old School, have a tendency to become highly sought after collector’s items. I’m sure we’ll see them on stages and in studios for years to come.” said Adams.
 
The discontinuation of the Select Series comes just as Moog begins celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Minimoog Voyager. The first Minimoog Voyager introduced the world to the next generation of analog synthesizers in 2002. To honor this milestone, Moog has created an interactive ten-year retrospective containing the untold history of the Voyager, artist profiles and performances, free gifts, and other announcements that are yet to come.
 
About the Sale:
Minimoog Voyager Select Series will be gone by 2013. Until that time the price has been reduced from $3,659 to $2,999. Available direct from the Moog website http://www.moogmusic.com/products/minimoog-voyagers/minimoog-voyager-select-series or your favorite Moog Dealer http://moogmusic.com/dealers/

Jampro Antennas To Upgrade FM Signals For Utah State University

Sacramento, CA – Jampro Antennas, Inc. — a world leader in the manufacture and design of radio frequency components and antennas for radio and television transmission — today announced the award of a comprehensive turnkey project to consolidate three FM signals for KUER, the Salt Lake City-based radio station operated by Utah State University.

Jampro will deliver and install an FM broadband panel antenna, model JAHD Arrowhead Dipole with protective radomes, plus transmission line and required monitoring. An RCCC Constant Impedance combiner will bring the KUER, KUER-HD2 and KUER-HD3 signals together. The system will be housed in a harsh mountaintop environment above 12,000 feet in one of the country’s few remaining manned transmitter sites.

“We installed the station’s initial antenna system in 1973; periodic upgrades and additions have extended their range and signal quality,” said Alex Perchevich, president of Jampro. “The University selected us for this significant upgrade based on our cost-effective technology and proven track record of reliability – we sincerely appreciate their loyalty and confidence in Jampro.”

About Jampro
Jampro Antennas Inc., established to answer the need for quality broadcast systems at a reasonable price, is a leading supplier of antennas, combiners & filters and RF components for every application in the broadcast industry. Reputed for innovation and customization, Jampro builds each system to the specifications of the individual broadcaster. From the first system delivered in 1954 to those installed today, the Company is committed to consistent performance and quality founded on solid engineering. Today, over 15,000 broadcasters worldwide benefit from the quality and performance provided by Jampro systems. For additional JAMPRO information, please visit: www.jampro.com.

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Jampro Contact: Sonia Del Castillo
+1-916-383-1177 • Sonia@jampro.com

Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications
Harriet Diener • +1-845-512-8283
harriet@desertmooncomm.com

RTW RELOCATES COLOGNE HEADQUARTERS

Move Supports the Company’s Continued Growth and Streamlines Operations

COLOGNE, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to announce that it will be settled into its new office on September 25. The new company headquarters, still located in Cologne, will now occupy two floors of a building that was once home to the German staff of Sony Corporation. While the company’s phone numbers and email addresses will not change, its new mailing address will be:

RTW GmbH & CO. KG
Am Wassermann 25
50829 Köln – (Cologne)
Germany

“We are very happy to move into a new space that is more modern and will help us to better streamline our operations,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “This new building will offer us new amenities that will help us to further focus on developing and manufacturing innovative solutions for the broadcast market.”

RTW has recently experienced much success with it TouchMonitor line of audio meters. The TM3, an affordable, compact version of the original TM7 and TM9, is quickly becoming an industry standard. The recently announced TM3-3G is sure to follow in its successful footsteps. The latest addition to the TouchMonitor line seamlessly allows the TM3′s current hardware and software design to visualize, convert and replay 3G SDI signals in TV and video production and post-production applications, offering a feature set unrivalled in its class.

Harris Demonstrates New PR&E Studio Enhancements for Networked Audio Environments at The Radio Show

DALLAS, September 19, 2012 (The Radio Show, Hilton Anatole, Booth 604)Harris Broadcast Communications today introduces a series of user-friendly features for analog and digital studio environments at The Radio Show, giving broadcasters more tools to empower on-air, production and networking capabilities in distributed and consolidated studio architectures.

Harris introduces programmable button panels that enhance routing capabilities and protect signal destinations, as well as standard metering designs across all Harris® PR&E® studio consoles to improve ease of use. New quad-meter enhancements for its largest console line also increase confidence metering for operators monitoring several on- and off-air sources at once.

Programmable Button Panels
The new “smart,” dynamic LCD button panels give operators and producers five programmable buttons to initiate audio routes or commands to and from any location. Foremost, the panels shield the air chain and other destinations from accepting undesired audio, maximizing protection in networked studio environments. This means that an on-air operator would need to approve a “request” from another studio to introduce that audio to the program. The buttons similarly protect for remote signal contributions, allowing operators to cleanly initiate mix-minus feeds on-air.

Operators benefit further from clarity on the actual “owner” of the audio source, with rich text and unique color screens offering clear visual information about where each signal originates. This is a key differentiator from competing systems that don’t identify the origination point.

Harris now offers its new programmable button panels on PR&E® RMXdigital® consoles, the VMReact™ logic processing engine and other PR&E® VistaMax™ audio networking systems. VMReact, introduced last year at The Radio Show, is a virtual toolbox that allows studio operators and engineers to customize and automate multiple processes in networked studio environments. This includes everything from switching audio routes to creating contact closures for various events.

Uniformity and Ease of Use
Harris enhances the look and feel of its metering applications at The Radio Show, introducing a standard design for meters, clocks and timers across its RMXdigital, NetWave® and Oasis™ on-air/production consoles. Harris also introduces quad-meters for most RMXdigital consoles, allowing operators to monitor additional sources. This improves metering confidence by ensuring signal integrity for program and off-air sources, such as web streaming and network routing.

Harris is also demonstrating its recently-introduced RMXengine™, offering an on-demand mix-minus and IFB for every RMXdigital fader. The auxiliary device also enables advanced dual-console operation for sophisticated dual-anchor studio operations — bridging two consoles together in a single studio. The aforementioned new programmable button panels also bring benefits to these applications, allowing for negotiated and protected air chain control between two consoles.

About Harris Broadcast Communications
Harris Broadcast Communications offers products, systems and services that provide interoperable workflow solutions for broadcast, cable, satellite and out-of-home networks. The Harris ONE™ solution brings together highly integrated and cost-effective products that enable advanced media workflows for emerging content delivery business models. Additional information about Harris Broadcast Communications is available at www.broadcast.harris.com.

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