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Myers’ Team Contributes to a Successful PBS Technical Conference

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Northampton, MA – Key staff members from Myers Information Systems – a leading developer of broadcast traffic, business, and content management software – participated as panelists and presenters for several informative sessions at the Public Broadcasting Service’s Technical Conference (TechCon). The annual gathering, held in conjunction with the National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas, brought together senior engineering and operations management from PBS affiliates in all 50 states, plus Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. “The Myers’ team has been an integral member of the PBS community for many years,” said John McCoskey, chief technical officer of PBS. “Their sponsorship and participation as session presenters and panel members helped insure the success of our recent conference.” more

Symetrix Adds Two Dynamic European Distributors

paul_borje.JPGSEATTLE, WASHINGTON – APRIL 2011: As Symetrix continues to gain market share with its Jupiter series of “zero learning curve” processors, its SymNet Series of open-architecture DSP solutions and the Integrator Series, the company adds two prominent European distributors. Portugal-based Audium will distribute Symetrix products in its home country, as well as on several islands and in countries with current and historical ties to Portugal: Açores, Madeira, Angola, Cabo Verde, and Moçambique. Fixed installation and broadcast sound experts Visono Media will distribute Symetrix products in Sweden, where it is based.

Audium is a pioneer in Portugal’s A/V industry. The company opened its doors thirty years ago with the sale of nightclub equipment and quickly diversified from there. Early on, Audium partnered with manufacturers from around the globe and developed a deeply knowledgeable staff to provide the best equipment and expertise to its clients. Visono Media brings the same level of excellence to its more northerly clients. Owner Börje Jälmefors draws on thirty-six years of experience in every aspect of pro audio to deliver robust, cost-effective solutions that draw on cutting-edge and established technologies. more

Prism Sound and TTi To Host Audio Test & Measurement Seminar

Prism Sound and its UK distribution partner, TTi distribution, are holding a two-day audio test and measurement training seminar from 2nd – 3rd June, 2011. This ‘must attend’ event will introduce engineers to the practical and theoretical aspects of accurately measuring audio for a wide variety of applications.

The training seminar takes place at the AirSpace Conference Centre, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, and will cost £45 per day.

The first day will be devoted to covering the basics of audio measurement and will include sessions on objective and subjective measurement correlation; audio measurement units, single-tone audio measurements; FFTs; Sweeps and Digital Audio. There will be a general introduction session to get the day started and a Q&A wrap up so that those taking part can have their specific queries dealt with. more

Symetrix Appoints Two New Asian Distributors

ee_logo.JPGSEATTLE, WASHINGTON – APRIL 2011: With growing international sales of its established lines and expansion in sales of its revolutionary Jupiter “zero learning curve” processors, Symetrix is pleased to announce that it will be working with two new distributors in Asia: Electronics & Engineering (Singapore, Malaysia, India) and Soundus Corporation (Korea).

“I am impressed by the Apps paradigm (borrowed from smartphone technology) and the wealth of features of the new Jupiter DSP platform,” said Gary Goh of Singapore-based Electronics & Engineering. “It certainly is a powerful product that promises to win many fans in Southeast Asia. As we supply solutions for projects across a wide range of scales and specificities, we are pleased that the Jupiter, Integrator Series, and open-architecture SymNet systems meet our range of needs.” more

Stymetrix Expands World of Jupiter with App Notes

jupiter_app_notes.JPGSEATTLE, WASHINGTON – APRIL 2011: Symetrix “Jupiter App Notes,” are now available on the Applications and Venues pages of www.symetrix.co, or www.symetrix.co/jupiter-app-notes/. Each “App Note” features a specific application or venue, walking users through the most important requirements and considerations in the context of Jupiter’s world of downloadable “apps.”

“We created the Jupiter App Notes series to showcase the versatility of the Jupiter platform and to help users visualize the solution to their audio challenges,” said Jim Latimer, regional sales manager at Symetrix. “We recognized that profiling various applications and venues, including the hardware type, selected App, signal flow, wiring diagram, and underlying philosophy, would broaden everyone’s ideas about how flexible and powerful the Jupiter product line is. Our goal is to get integrators, consultants, and prospective customers thinking about how Jupiter’s “zero learning curve” DSP could benefit them across a huge range of scenarios.” more

Symetrix Introduces ARC-WEB, Network-based Remote Control in Jupiter Software 2.0

jupiter_arc_web_devices.JPGSEATTLE, WASHINGTON – MAY 2011: Already established as a leader in pro audio technologies, Symetrix demonstrates that it is also at the cutting edge of IT-based external control technology. With Jupiter software version 2.0, Symetrix introduces web-based control via ARC-WEB. ARC-WEB is an AJAX/HTML5 standards-based web app that mimics the functionality of Symetrix’ popular menu-driven wall panel remotes, the ARC-2 Series. ARC-WEB is compatible with many popular web browsers, operating systems and devices, including iPhone/iPad and Android. Using Symetrix’ intuitive programming tools, integrators can easily build four separate ARC-WEBs per Jupiter hardware device. more

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Mair Bosworth Tackles Icy Water To Win A SADiE 6 Radio Editing System

Mair Bosworth, who is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Radio Production at Bournemouth University, has been given SADiE 6 editing software as part of her package for winning the 2011 Charles Parker Prize for the best student radio documentary feature.

Mair completes her course in August and, after graduation, she is hoping to make a career in radio.

“My dream is to get to the point where I’m making radio features and documentaries for a living, either as a freelance/independent producer or within the BBC,â€? she says. “This still feels like quite a long way off at the moment but winning the Award has encouraged me to keep trying!â€? more

Musician’s Friend to Relocate to California

Guitar Center, Inc. today announced plans to relocate the operations of its Musician’s Friend, Inc. business that are currently located in Medford, Oregon, to Southern California early in 2012. Musician’s Friend will continue to operate in Medford through the end of 2011.

“Our customers increasingly appreciate our ability to serve them across our various brands through every potential channel – in-store, online, or from a smart phone or a call center. This relocation will enable us to have our e-commerce experts working side-by-side with our retail experts for the benefit of our customers,” said Greg Trojan, Chief Executive Officer of Guitar Center.

Facilities operated by Musician’s Friend in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Kansas City, Missouri, are unaffected by the relocation. Musician’s Friend had previously announced that the lease on its current facility in South Bend, Indiana, expires in February 2012, and that future plans were being evaluated. more

Genelec 2011 NAB Press Kit

http://www.clynemedia.com/genelec/NAB_4_11/index.html

GENELEC DISPLAYS ITS 1238CF TRI-AMPLIFIED DSP MONITORING SYSTEM
Genelec (booth C1332), the world’s longstanding pioneer in active monitoring, is displaying its 1238CF Tri-Amplified DSP Monitoring System at NAB 2011. The 1238CF is a compact three-way DSP monitoring loudspeaker including a slim speaker enclosure, two eight-inch (210-mm) long-throw bass drivers, a five-inch (130-mm) proprietary Genelec midrange driver and a one-inch (25-mm) metal dome tweeter, multiple power amplifiers, digital signal processing (DSP) circuitry and active, low-level crossovers. Designed for medium-sized control rooms, this system is ideal for music recording studios, project studios, film and video postproduction and broadcast monitoring. The 1238CF is compatible with proprietary Genelec Loudspeaker Manager™ (GLM™) control software, Version 1.4.0, and can be combined with Genelec 8200/7200 Series products in the same control network. more

Audio-Technica 2011 NAB Press Kit

http://www.clynemedia.com/audiotechnica/NAB_4_11/index.html

AUDIO-TECHNICA HOLDS PRESENTATIONS BY INDUSTRY VETERANS AT NAB
Audio-Technica (booth C1717), a leading innovator in microphone and headphone technology, is holding a series of informative audio demonstration and instruction events during NAB 2011 at the company’s booth, C1717. more

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