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RTW TO EXHIBIT TOUCHMONITOR LINE OF AUDIO METERS AT SMPTE AUSTRALIA 2013

SYDNEY, JULY 19, 2013 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to announce that during this year’s SMPTE Australia show, Syntec International (B35) will display RTW’s new TM3, the latest addition to its TouchMonitor family of products, as well as the TM7 and TM9 TouchMonitors. Attendees are invited to stop by the Syntec booth for demonstrations of all products and a chance to speak with an RTW representative.

TM3 and TM3-3G TouchMonitors
Controlled using a touch-sensitive display, the TM3 has a budget-friendly base price, a 4.3-inch touchscreen and a stylish exterior allowing for horizontal and vertical placement. It includes a large number of graphical and numerical instruments showing single-channel and summing-loudness bargraphs, PPM, true peak, SPL, loudness range (LRA), dialnorm and correlation. It is a highly appealing, compact solution ideal for editorial offices, edit suites and small control rooms.

Both models feature PPM and true-peak instruments and offer comprehensive loudness metering in compliance with all globally relevant standards, including EBU R128, ITU BS.1770-3/1771-1, ATSC A/85 and ARIB. They also feature the Magic LRA instrument, specifically designed by RTW, for intuitive visualization of the loudness range and integrated-loudness parameters. Finally, the TM3 on display will be equipped with the new TM3-SWMC Software license, available as an add-on option, which incorporates a moving coil emulation display.

TM7 and TM9 TouchMonitors
The TM7 and TM9 TouchMonitors, which include the innovative Magic LRA instrument, feature a seven- and nine-inch touch-sensitive display, respectively, and provide unparalleled flexibility and modularity combined with intuitive control. The software visualizes multiple sources simultaneously. Both support displaying the same signal on multiple instruments in parallel, each with dedicated defaults with both horizontal and vertical operation. The system visualizes up to 16 analog and/or digital sources at the same time.

The TM9 is also capable of providing a view of up to 32 digital channels when the 3G-SDI option is implemented. Along with RTW’s entire TouchMonitor range, the TM7 and TM9 were created to help adhere to all major industry loudness standards, including EBU R128, ITU BS.1770-3/1771-1, ATSC A/85 and ARIB.

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Bob Moog’s Archives Donated To World-Class Facility at Cornell University

Ithaca, NY, July 19, 2013 – Yesterday, Cornell University announced the archives of Dr. Robert A. Moog have found a home at their Sidney Cox Library of Music & Dance, thanks to a generous donation from his widow, Dr. Ileana Grams-Moog.

Dr. Robert A. Moog is the founder of Moog Music, the world’s leading manufacturer of analog synthesizers, and the inventor of the legendary Moog synthesizer. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell in engineering physics in 1965 and was a longtime resident of Trumansburg, N.Y. His personal archive of notes, plans, drawings, recordings and more will be housed in the Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections.

“It was Bob‘s wish that his archives be preserved and made accessible to other scientists, inven-tors, engineers and innovators,” Grams-Moog said. “It has been eight years since my husband’s death and I am happy that my gift to Cornell will finally make this rich collection available. Bob would be pleased to know his life’s work is finally being properly preserved so that current and future generations may advance upon his work.”

Cornell has flourished as a center for research in music since the Sidney Cox Library of Music & Dance was founded in 1929, and its extensive holdings include a special focus on historical key-board instruments. It collects heavily in 20th- and 21st-century music of Europe and the United States, including electronic music and music by Cornell composition alumnae.

“We’re thrilled to welcome this donation to Cornell, and we look forward to welcoming resear-chers from all over the world who hope to learn more about Dr. Moog’s life and work, ” said Anne R. Kenney, Carl A. Kroch University Librarian. “We pride ourselves on not only preserving valuable historical knowledge, but providing access to one-of-a-kind, original materials to as many people as possible.”

Dr. Grams-Moog continued, “Cornell is a 150-year-old institution with a long history of steward-ship and dissemination of rare and valuable collections for education and research. Donating Bob’s archives to the university is the best opportunity to preserve and protect them so they will finally be accessible to students and scholars worldwide. In addition, they will be available to future generations long after we’re all gone.”

About Cornell University Library

Cornell University Library’s rich collections, expert librarians, responsive services and welcoming spaces inspire and nourish scholarship and learning throughout the university. Its world-class collection — nearly 8 million print volumes, nearly a million e-books and 5 million journal article downloads per year — covers incredibly diverse fields. The Sidney Cox Library of Music & Dance provides extensive holdings of printed materials and recordings to support the study of music.

About Moog Music

Moog Music is the leading producer of analog synthesizers in the world. The company and its customers carry on the legacy of its founder, electronic musical instrument pioneer, Dr. Bob Moog. The company hosts Moogfest, a three-day festival celebrating the intersection of music and technology in honor of Moog’s innovative spirit. All of Moog’s instruments are hand built in its factory on the edge of downtown Asheville, NC.

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Hit House Sound Designer Chad Hughes Earns Third Emmy Award Nomination

Los Angeles, CA, July 19, 2013 – The Hit House is proud to announce that Chad Hughes, the company’s Sound Designer, has just been nominated for his third Emmy Award in conjunction with the TV series “Nikita.” Hughes has previously been Emmy Award nominated, twice, for his contributions in sound design to the hit TV shows “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “Nikita.”
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Sally House, the company’s Executive Producer, said, “There are Sound Designers, there are Emmy Award-nominated Sound Designers, and then there’s our own Chad Hughes. His work on shows like ‘CSI’ and ‘Nikita’ speaks for itself. Needless to say, his work for The Hit House does too. Whenever our clients need truly high end sound design concepts and execution, Chad Hughes enters, screen left.”
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Adds Hughes, “Sound isn’t something you hear. It’s something you feel. At least, that’s how it affects me.”
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ABOUT CHAD HUGHES:
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Chad Hughes is a much in demand Sound Designer responsible for every squeak, rattle, and bang heard at The Hit House. Born in Denver, Colorado, Hughes found a passion for sound early in life as a guitarist and songwriter. His affinity for music production led him to pursue a career in the recording arts. After earning a Recording Arts degree in Florida, he relocated to Los Angeles.
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After a short time in LA as a Recording Engineer, Hughes found his way to the world of post-production. As a sound editor on the #1 television drama “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” he learned the craft of sound design. Five years and 122 episodes later, he had amassed a diverse set of skills and working across every genre and form of media, including television, features, commercials, and games.
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Hughes’ commercial credits include working on national spots for such major brands as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Cadillac, Toyota, Lexus, AT&T, PlayStation, Nintendo, and Xbox.
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About The Hit House:
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The Hit House is a premier custom music and sound design company in Los Angeles that specializes in trailer and commercial music. Their recent work has been used in national and global television campaigns for clients such as Lexus, Pepsi, Porsche, and Red Bull, and in motion picture campaigns for films like “Iron Man 3,” “The Lone Ranger,” “Despicable Me 2,” “Epic, “Upside Down,” and “Bully,” among others.
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Hear more at www.thehithouse.com
And visit the company on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thehithousemusic?fref=ts
And Twitter: https://twitter.com/HitHouseMusic
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Shotoku’s Pedestal/Head Systems Elevate Newscasts for Communications Corporation of America Stations

Torrance, CA • KETK-TV, a Communications Corporation of America station and the East Texas NBC affiliate located in Tyler, recently replaced a set of aging and obsolete pedestals with three Shotoku Broadcast Systems TP200/SX300 systems. Naoki Ebimoto President announced the installation from US headquarters in Torrance, CA.

On the air since 1987, KETK-TV provides news for Tyler, Longview, Waco, Shreveport and Baton Rouge sister stations from its Tyler facility. Communications Corporation of America is a leading medium-market broadcast and digital media company with outlets throughout Louisiana, Texas and Indiana.

“KETK selected the Shotoku systems following a fairly extensive research process,” explained Dan Trent, chief engineer at KETK-TV. “Price is always a driver, and Shotoku gives ‘more bang for the buck’”.

Trent continued, “We produce 12 hours of news per day for 5 stations from our Tyler facility, so Shotoku’s TP200/S300 pedestal/head system gets a lot of use. Our former equipment wasn’t capable of up and down movement, and that limited production creativity. The new units change elevation easily, giving operators the freedom to capture a variety of shots and adjust to our different sets. ”

Shotoku’s elegant and ergonomically designed TP200/SX300 Pedestal System is a state-of-the-art configuration ideal for news and production studios. The 2-stage pneumatic pedestal has a maximum payload of over 80kg (177 lbs.) and supports a wide-range of camera configurations. Its perfect balance column and base offer maximum stability and great operational flexibility. One-step foot brake and single-action cable guard enables precise movements and control at all times for fast and easy positioning.

The companion SX300 pan & tilt fluid head offers top class performance with 40kg (88 lbs.) payload and perfect counterbalance/smooth pan & tilt drag to maximize image flexibility.

Added Trent, “The systems have been performing flawlessly; we’ve already experienced a significant improvement over the previous equipment. The operators are very happy.”

The TP200/SX300 systems have been in constant use since their installation.

About Shotoku Broadcast Systems
Shotoku Broadcast Systems is an international leader in the manufacture and marketing of a full range of camera support products with emphasis on manual and robotic pedestals and pan/tilt heads for the television broadcast industry. The Company also provides robotic camera systems capable of interfacing with third-party equipment. Established as an engineering design firm specializing in advanced mechanics and electronic control systems, Shotoku maintains headquarters in Japan with offices in Staines, UK and Torrance, CA. The Company’s robotic camera systems are designed, developed and manufactured in Staines, UK. For further information: www. Shotoku.co.uk

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Shotoku contact: Naoki Ebmioto
1-866-Shotoku • mailto:info@shotoku.tv

Press contact: Desert Moon Communications, Harriet Diener
+1-845-512-8283 / harriet@desertmoon.tv

Primestream Products on Display at IBC2013

NEW FORK(TM) 4.5 Production Suite
At IBC2013, Primestream(R) will debut FORK(TM) 4.5, the latest version of its acclaimed FORK Production Suite for managing the automation of the most complex broadcast workflows. With new modules, functionality, and integration with the leading broadcast hardware and software vendors, FORK 4.5 is the most extendable, configurable, and powerful version of FORK ever released. In FORK 4.5, Primestream introduces FORK Workflow Manager 1.0, a new FORK module that makes workflows visible and enables users to conceptualize and control their production workflows in an entirely new way. FORK 4.5 also features workflow integrations with the most popular craft editors, including Adobe(R) Premiere Pro(R), Apple(R) Final Cut Pro(R), and Avid(R) Media Composer(R). FORK continues its focus on the entire workflow from acquisition through archive; also, FORK 4.5 supports third-party broadcast and workflow solutions with such industry leaders as Harmonic, Quantum(R), Cisco(R), and others.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Primestream/FORK_4_5_Workflow-Manager.zip
Photo Caption: FORK(TM) 4.5 Workflow Manager

FORK(TM) Xchange(TM) Suite 2.5
At IBC2013, Primestream(R) will exhibit version 2.5 of FORK(TM) Xchange(TM) Suite, the application that gives broadcasters instant cloud access to content on their FORK Production servers from any Windows(R), Mac(R), or tablet device. An add-on to Primestream’s highly acclaimed FORK software platform for managing and automating broadcast workflows, FORK Xchange Suite 2.5 introduces the Xchange Shot List Editor add-on module, which gives editors a fast and nimble way to edit content living inside the FORK environment via a proxy with Xchange for Web and iOS. To protect and secure the assets from unwanted intervention, powerful security enhancements such as token-based authentication, a dedicated API for streaming URLs, time-limited temporary URLs, hash-encrypted URLs, and session-based crosschecking have been added to Xchange 2.5.

Also making its European debut is Xchange for iPad(R) 1.0, a professional, native iOS application that allows producers and editors to browse, edit metadata, and create annotations on content while disconnected from the production environment.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Primestream/Xchange2_with_iOS.zip
Photo Caption: Xchange(TM) 2.5 With iOS Compatibility

DigIT(TM) 1.0
Now shipping and making its European debut at IBC2013 is Primestream(R) DigIT(TM) 1.0, a server-based software application that helps broadcast, government, entertainment, and corporate IT departments monitor their broadcast IT operations. The application can monitor individual servers in addition to the FORK production environment, making it easier for IT administrators to manage broadcast-related IT activity. Facilities can monitor mission-critical servers and applications, quickly identify performance bottlenecks, prevent and recover from system failures, and reduce downtime and operational costs.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Primestream/DIG-IT_1_0_w_iPad.zip
Photo Caption: DigIT(TM) 1.0 With iPad(R)

FORK(TM) Logger 1.0
At IBC2013, Primestream(R) will demonstrate FORK(TM) Logger 1.0, a module for describing content inside FORK Production Suite’s software platform for media asset management and workflow automation. The module is a powerful metadata-tagging tool designed from the ground up for logging live or pre-recorded video. The tightly integrated and configurable user interface enables content loggers to tag video quickly with defined metadata, making content searchable, ready to be filtered, and organized for viewing in FORK’s Content Navigator(TM) (MAM) — or for working with in a FORK project or rundown.

The heart of FORK Logger is a dynamic GUI containing form templates, button panels, video viewers, marker thumbnail lists, and a bin list of created events, all elements that can be designed based on content requirements.

FORK Logger increases the speed, accuracy, and flexibility of logging media, while maximizing the value of content owners’ video archives. The module’s flexibility enables workflows for live broadcasting, archiving, player scouting, and video coaching — all on a single unified platform.

FORK Logger supports multiple layouts per Production Server and is available for both Windows(R) and Mac(R) OS

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Primestream/FORK_Logger_1_0-2.zip
Photo Caption: Fork Logger v1.0 With Logging Templates

Company Quote:

“At IBC2013, we’re all about making it even easier for broadcasters to manage not just their content, but also their entire facility. We’re continually adding products, features, and other enhancements to boost efficiency and give our clients new layers of control over their operations. For example, the latest version of the FORK Production Suite — the platform on which all of Primestream’s solutions are built — has features that take it well beyond content management and into facility management with FORK’s new Workflow Manager. As media organizations continue their transition to file-based workflows, these types of tools are becoming more and more important.”
– Claudio Lisman, Primestream President and CEO

Company Overview:

Primestream(R), a leader in advanced media asset management and workflow automation software, offers a seamless, end-to-end platform for digital acquisition of live and file-based video content, media asset management, editing, logging, control room and master control playback, smartphone video contribution, publishing to the Web, and dynamic archiving. The company’s portfolio includes the FORK(TM) suite of applications, as well as Mobile2Air(R), ControlStation(TM), and the cloud-based FORK Xchange(TM) suite. Deployed in more than 300 broadcast operations across 40 countries, Primestream’s proven solutions are implemented by some of the world’s leading broadcasters, uplink services providers, digital media operations, and production/postproduction facilities.

For more information about FORK software solutions, visit us at www.primestream.com.

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Christie Demonstrates Leadership in Integrated Visualization Display Technologies at SIGGRAPH 2013

Christie®, a world leader in 3D visual display technology, will project a dominant presence at SIGGRAPH 2013 with a wide array of innovative visual solutions featuring powerful LED and DLP® projection technology, cutting edge 3D stereoscopic systems, and ultra-high resolution displays to meet the most demanding needs of the visualization, postproduction, exhibition, and immersive markets. A Platinum Sponsor of SIGGRAPH, Christie’s visual solutions will be found at booth #159, as well as at the Computer Animation Festival, Siggraph Art Gallery, partner exhibits and events, and throughout the Anaheim Convention Center.
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The enhanced Christie HoloStation, a fully self-contained, personal visualization system for small spaces and the 84-inch Christie QuadHD84 LCD flat panel are among the solutions Christie will launch at SIGGRAPH this year.
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“Christie visualization solutions are used in a wide range of industries that include academia, national laboratories, oil and gas, government, automotive and manufacturing. Our success is a direct result of our drive to provide our customers with the most innovative tools to meet their unique and demanding visualization needs,” said Zoran Veselic, vice president of Visual Environments, Christie.
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World’s First and Only 4K DLP® Resolution at 120Hz – the Christie Mirage 4K25 Projector
The recently launched Christie Mirage 4K25 will light up the Christie booth in brilliant high-resolution. Part of a series that also includes the Christie Mirage 4K35, the world’s only 4K resolution 3-chip DLP® projector series running at true 120Hz. The Christie Mirage 4K25 is anchored by the new Christie TruLife™ electronics platform with proprietary 1.2 Gigapixel per second processing, floating point architecture and full 4096 by 2160 resolution at 120Hz for 2D and 3D. Rave Computer’s powerful Render Cube is driving content on the Mirage 4K25 at the show.
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Designed for high performance, high resolution 3D immersive visualization applications, the Christie Mirage 4K series provides 10,000 to 35,000 lumens brightness flexibility, a variety of input options including DisplayPort, HDMI and HD-SDI, and built-in Christie Twist™ for curved screens and blended array visualization applications.
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Christie HoloStation 3D Personal Visualization System – a Truly Compact and Self-Contained Design
Featuring an improved and enhanced design, the Christie HoloStation is a personal visualization system displaying up to 16.8 Megapixels of data in a 3D stereoscopic and interactive tracked environment in a compact (85-inch by 108-inch by 101-inch) footprint. With interactive 3D content, workstations and tracking system as options, it showcases the exact same type of powerful graphics processing designed for large-scale 3D visualization on a display solution optimized for one-to-three users in a small footprint. Easy to deploy, the Christie HoloStation is self-contained, affordable and easy to use. It is ideal for applications including aircraft design development, architectural walk-throughs and product design reviews, maintenance and service training, medical training and as a 3D virtual trainer.
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Christie QuadHD84 Flat Panel
The Christie QuadHD84, an 84-inch LCD flat panel display offers quad high definition with 3840 by 2160 resolution and 1.07 billion colors for rich, pristine and detailed images even up close and for the ultimate realism. A unique quad interface coupled with a true 60Hz refresh rate provides flexible connectivity and smooth, real-time motion display of 2D content with 50,000 hours LED illumination life for reliability and cost-effectiveness.
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“At SIGGRAPH, we seek to illustrate the exceptional versatility of this extra-large, yet easily deployable and affordable, ultra high-definition display. The native resolution of the panel is driven by four frame-locked HDMI or DVI sources at 60Hz. Users can quickly connect to high-performance workstations or image processors for greater flexibility, ” said Larry Paul, senior director of Technology and Visualization Solutions, Christie.
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Bundled Multi-Touch Collaborative Solution
Christie will preview its innovative interactive flat panel visualization bundle, with quad high definition, and multi-touch interactive technology providing unmatched resolution and performance capabilities in a size that can accommodate the most demanding performance and collaboration needs of research and development, government, education, business, and industry. At SIGGRAPH, Christie will showcase six-points of touch for a two-user experience, ideal for collaboration and video conferencing in high performance, professional visualization applications. Additional bundling options will help solve many common limitations of the typical large-screen display, including poor viewing angle options, low or no sound quality, and a lack of portability that can severely limit its placement in many collaborative environments.
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Preview of the Christie Mirage WQ-L for Lifelike Colors
With consistent performance over an estimated 60,000-hours (approximately 6.5 years) life cycle, the LED-based 1-chip DLP®Christie Mirage WQ-L projector features precise and lifelike colors with WQXGA (2560 by 1600) resolution. Cost-effective and highly flexible, the Christie Mirage WQ-L includes Christie ArrayLOC™ for synchronized color and brightness management and provides high performance 3D content at up to a true 120Hz refresh rate.
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Christie Visual Solutions Dominate the Conference Floor
At SIGGRAPH’s “Computer Animation Festival,” Christie CP4230 and CP2230 Solaria® Series digital cinema projectors and several Christie HD14K-M 3-chip DLP® projectors take “center stage” at two festival venues. The award-winning Christie HD10K-M, with its built-in warping, blending, color matching and portrait capabilities, is lighting up the SIGGRAPH art gallery and a third venue.
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With the engaging interactive Christie Design Studio display at the NVIDIA® booth #803, engineers and designers will see how the imagination can become reality. The display uses an array of Christie® MicroTiles® to create a stunning backdrop for four Christie G Series 1-chip DLP® projectors onto a 3D-printed Audi R8 miniature.
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Christie is also providing a Christie Roadster HD20K-J 3-chip DLP® projector – featuring Xenon illumination with full HD resolution – and two Christie HD14K-M projectors for NVIDIA’s session sponsorship events. Combining 4K resolution and high frame rates at 60 frames per second for razor-sharp image detail and video with smoother motion and transitions, the Christie D4K2560 projector will be on display at the AMD booth #521.

Clear-Com Showcases Next Generation 700 Series Analogue Beltpacks at Mediatech Africa 2013

RS-701 Wired Beltpack is the First to be Unveiled in the Series to Ensure Reliable Communications for any Broadcast Application

JOHANNESBURG, JULY 19, 2013 – Clear-Com® is introducing its RS-701 Beltpack, the first model in a new line of RS-700 Series wired, analogue partyline beltpacks, at Mediatech Africa 2013 (Jasco Group, Stand G21). The new RS-700 Series beltpacks feature state-of-the-art performance and superior audio clarity for partyline communications in small- to mid-size productions. With its rugged ergonomic housing, the RS-701 beltpack is highly durable and reliable to withstand even the most challenging broadcast environments.

The design of the new RS-700 Series beltpacks was based on Clear-Com’s popular RS-500 Series beltpacks, which have an ergonomic and strong enclosure to endure harsh use every day. Despite their tough exterior, the RS-700 units have a comfortable contour design that can be worn all day.

“The introduction of the RS-701 is exciting because it brings back the simplicity and functional ergonomics of the past Clear-Com beltpacks,” says Craig Fredrickson, Clear-Com’s Wireless Product Manager. “The beltpacks also boast a wealth of new enhancements, such as increased dynamic range and intelligibility. The high-quality audio and rugged exteriors of the units make them perfect for use in demanding broadcast studios.”

The RS-701 is a single channel beltpack, equipped with an XLR-3 line connector that serves the needs of all users, be it first timers or experienced professionals. It combines high headroom with low-noise audio to deliver the exclusive, crystal-clear “Clear-Com Sound” for high intelligibility. Swappable microphone options and built-in limiters support a pristine sound. The beltpack’s wide dynamic range and audio contouring enable intelligible voice communication for every audio level, from a whisper to a shout.

All 700 Series beltpacks feature recessed rotary volume controls as well as Talk and Call keys that are guarded against accidental activation. An LED off mode is available for instances when the user requires complete darkness. For these situations, the switches are placed in convenient locations for ease of use. A concealed DIP switch on the back of the beltpack affords the capability to select audio and key options quickly and easily. This includes switching between electret or dynamic headset microphone options and setting a minimum or off level for headphone input and microphone output. Call with talk operation and latch or non-latch keying are also available. These features guarantee that individual users have an ideal setup for each situation.

Electrically, the entire 700 Series requires a lower operating current for additional beltpack drops. Moreover, the beltpacks are built to be fully compatible with all Clear-Com legacy partyline systems and are protected against damage from accidental connection to other XLR-3 equipped digital systems, such as HelixNet Partyline.

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.

Vincent Lighting Systems’ New Clay Paky Sharpy Beams, Sharpy Wash and GlowUps Meet Needs of a Variety of Projects

Vincent Lighting Systems has invested in a large inventory of Clay Paky fixtures and has begun deploying them on an array of projects, including a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame gala benefit concert. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of Clay Paky lighting in North America.

Headquartered in Solon, Ohio with offices in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Detroit, 35-year old Vincent Lighting Systems offers a wide selection of stage and theater lighting for performing arts centers, educational and religious organizations, corporations, special events and more.

No sooner had Vincent Lighting Systems acquired their complement of Clay Paky Sharpy Beams, Sharpy Washes and GlowUps than the fixtures began going out on jobs. “We have had these fixtures out on so many productions, and they have been receiving rave reviews,” reports marketing director Kim Craigie.

The Sharpy line came to Vincent’s attention last fall when some of the company’s production managers attended LDI. “They thought the fixtures were impressive and powerful,” she says. “Then A.C.T came out and did a demo for us. They are super bright, super fast and super quiet. They have the output of 1000-watt lamp and consume only 330 watts, so they can save a lot of power.”

The Vincent team was also drawn to the portable, battery-operated GlowUp LED floodlight because “we don’t have to run cable with them,” Craigie says. “We can get up to 20 hours life on one battery. They have a nice adjustable zoom, and we’re very pleased with them.”

Francesco Romagnoli, Clay Paky Area Manager for North and Latin America, adds, “It’s great to see another lighting house join our family. It sounds like Vincent Lighting has some great applications for our fixtures.”

So far the highest profile project for the new fixtures was the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 10th annual “It’s Only Rock and Roll Spring Benefit” at Public Hall in the Cleveland Convention Center, which included performances by Tower of Power and War. Thirty-six GlowUps were used for the “side show” acts performing on mini stages throughout the main floor party.

“They were ideal for this application because we didn’t need to run cable across main walkways in order to power or control them,” Craigie explains. “They also provided nice lighting for the tented seating areas.”

Additionally, a complement of Sharpy Beams and Washes delivered “a great look” for the main stage concert acts. “The Beams projected really powerful beams,” she reports.

The Grand Opening of Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati and the University of Kentucky Athletics’ 11th annual CATSPY Awards both got the Sharpy treatment, with Vincent Lighting Systems furnishing fixtures for the first casino in the Ohio river town and for the university’s awards ceremony recognizing athletic and academic performance.

Vincent also supplied Sharpy Beams for Faith Family Church’s annual ‘Love is Red’ conference. Drawing several thousand high-school and college-aged students to the North Canton, Ohio facility, the event ran three full days, where Sharpys’ beams and effects lent a rockstar aura to the bands that led worship.

George Masek, A.C.T Vice President of Automated Lighting commented, “I was born in Cleveland, so I’ve always had a fondness for Vincent Lighting, and of course, the Rock Hall of Fame. A.C.T lighting and Clay Paky are honored to be associated with Paul Vincent and his great team. We look forward to a long partnership.”

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