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ACT expands videoconferencing ACT Teleconferencing, Denver, will provide videoconferencing services for GTE Network Services. ACT Videoconferencing will
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May 1, 1999 12:00 PM, Cindy Scullin

ACT expands videoconferencingACT Teleconferencing, Denver, will provide videoconferencing services forGTE Network Services. ACT Videoconferencing will take over GTE's existingvideoconferencing bridges and deploy them in the United States, the UnitedKingdom, France, the Netherlands and Australia. ACT Videoconferencing'sU.S. call center facility will be headquartered in Dallas, with additionalbridges in Denver, New York and Los Angeles.

Zoran processor shipped with loudspeaker systemZoran Corporation, Santa Clara, CA, announced that Altec Lansing's TVset-top Home Theater Surround System is now shipping with the Zoran digitalaudio IC. Enabled by Zoran's ZR38600 IC, Altec Lansing's ADA105 is a DolbyDigital Surround, TV set-top home theater loudspeaker system that usesAltec Lansing's patented side-firing loudspeaker technology.

TLM 103 wins awardThe TLM 103, one of Georg Neumann's budget mics, winner of the PARExcellence Award, has now won MIX magazine's TEC Award, TechnicalExcellence & Creativity; Outstanding Achievement in Microphone Technology,during the AES in San Francisco. This is the second Neumann product in arow to win this award.

Northern Computers begins new divisionNorthern Computers' United Kingdom office, Northern Computers (UK) launchesa new engineered systems division designed to assist companies in findingtotal solutions for their unique access control and security needs. Byworking together, the Engineered Systems Group helps companies design anddevelop solutions, as well as select factory-trained dealers that canservice and support their applications.

DeltaVision joins DSC GroupDeltaVision, Montreal, a privately held Canadian manufacturer of CCTVequipment, which was started 10 years ago, has joined Digital SecurityControls (DSC), Toronto. With the addition of the CCTV products, DSC willnow be able to offer its customers a wider range of products at competitivepricing.

Phonic Ear offers trainingThe Marketing Toolkit, a resource package from Phonic Ear, Petaluma, CA,includes user instruction cards, a floppy disk, a 35 mm slide and a poster.Also available is a step-by-step training video, which can be purchasedseparately. The kit is included with the purchase of a hearing assistancepackage, but is available separately.

AMX expands East Sales OfficeAMX Corporation, Dallas, expands AMX East into a complete AMX-directsupport center for the Northeastern U.S. region, including Connecticut,Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, NewYork, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia,Washington D.C. and West Virginia. AMX East, located outside Philadelphia,will handle all dealer activity for the region, including sales and systemsdesign assistance, proposal creation, system programming, consultantrelationships and technical support.

Crestron Technology Complex underwayConstruction of a Technology Complex at Crestron's Rockleigh, NJheadquarters is now underway. This complex combines a training center,communications hub and conference center. A June 1999 grand opening isscheduled for the complex, which will be used for meetings, Crestrontraining and the hosting of industry training for organizations like theNSCA.

GEPCO relocatesGEPCO International has relocated its corporate headquarters and mainwarehouse facilities to 1770 Birchwood Ave., Des Plaines, IL 60018. The newtelephone number is 847-795-9555; the fax number is 847-795-8770. Thetoll-free number remains unchanged at 800-966-0069.

Checkpoint Professional Laser Tools movesCheckpoint Professional Laser Tools has relocated its corporate andmanufacturing headquarters to 3112 Kashiwa Street, Torrance, CA 90505-4011.Contact by phone at 310-891-1550 or fax at 310-891-1551.

Symetrix extends hoursSymetrix, Lynnwood, WA, has extended the hours during which customers canreach technical support personnel. Technicians are now available to answerphone calls between the hours of 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST (9 a.m. and 8 p.m.EST). U.S. customers can phone toll-free at 888-349-3222. Internationalcallers should phone 425-743-3173.

Toshiba launches Web siteToshiba Security Products, Irvine, CA, has redesigned its Web site, locatedat http://www.cctv.toshiba.com. Visitors can scan the company's line ofproducts, and an e-mail contact link allows messages to be directly sentback to Toshiba for additional requests.

Auerbach + Associates & Auerbach + Glasow relocateAuerbach + Associates (Theatre and Media Facilities Design) and Auerbach +Glasow (Lighting Designers and Consultants) announce their new SanFrancisco office location: 225 Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94111.

Rane granted patentRane Corporation has been granted a patent for its Engineered ConferenceSystems. This patent was granted on December 8, 1998, as patent number5,848,146. Rane has been supplying ECSs since the spring of 1997.

Analog Devices and Intel to develop DSP technologyAnalog Devices, Norwood, MA, and Intel Corporation have signed a jointdevelopment agreement to design a Digital Signal Processing (DSP) corearchitecture, which will result in a fixed-point, low-power DSP core idealfor processing video, image, voice and data in emerging embeddedcommunications and Internet appliances.

Task group presents resultsTask group SC-04-03-B, established in May 1998 to carry out measurementexperiments on loudspeakers and including Meyer Sound, Acoustic DesignAhnert and Technical University of Denmark (TUD), presented its results ata meeting in conjunction with the 105th AES Convention. To further thediscussions, the three sub-groups agreed to publish their results in theform of engineering notes on the SC-04-03 FTP site.

IMP Systems movesIMP Systems announces its new location at 3544 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL33127. Incorporated into the larger facility is a demonstration room fortesting new products and for displaying IMP powered products to visitors.

CMS opens Philadelphia officeCostello Maione Schuch (CMS) has established an office in Center City,Philadelphia. The office is headed by Robert J. Fini. Inquiries for furtherinformation should be directed to Janet Katzin at 516-933-0747.

Proxima and Lightware announce allianceProxima, San Diego, CA, and Lightware agreed to form an alliancecapitalizing on each company's core strengths: Proxima's sales andmarketing expertise and Lightware's engineering and manufacturingcapabilities. Both companies will continue to market their own brandedproducts.

J.B. Stanton named PR agencyJ.B. Stanton Communications has been appointed the public relation andmedia placement agency for the broadcast and industrial divisions ofFaroudja Laboratories, based in Silicon Valley. J.B. Stanton has also beenselected as the public relations agency for Dynaudio, which was founded inDenmark in 1977.

New company offers wireless listening productsA new company, Listen Technologies Corporation, founded by Russell Gentner,Cory Schaeffer, Keldon Paxman and team serves customers throughdevelopment, manufacturing, sales and support of wireless listeningsolutions for auditory assistance, language translation and tour groups.For more information, contact Russell Gentner at (435) 647-0318, toll-freeat 800-330-0891 or by e-mail (rgentner@listentech.com).

DAR joins Harman Pro groupDigital Audio Research, a UK-based manufacturer, has come under theownership of Harman Pro, with no changes to the existing DAR managementstructure. For more information, contact Joanne Thomas at 44 (0) 1372742848.

Communications Specialties launches brandCommunications Specialties has launched the product brand Math FiberOptics, fiber optic transmission systems for video, audio and data. TheMath Fiber Optics line encompasses all existing fiber optic transmissionproducts previously marketed under either the Math Associates orCommunications Specialties name and any future product introductions.

Intelix releases media centerIntelix, Middleton, WI, has released its entire library of application andtechnical documentation, product specs, user manuals and software as asingle CD-ROM media center package. The CD is available free from Intelix'ssales representatives or can be ordered directly through www.intelix.com.

Meyer announces grand openingMeyer Sound, Berkeley, CA, has launched a European satellite office in theBenelux region (Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands). Established inJanuary 1999, the office is operated by managing director Raymond Defossezand provides full factory services.

NSCA announces Education FoundationDuring the meeting of the NSCA board of directors, plans for creating theNSCA Foundation were approved. An educational foundation, the NSCAFoundation will fund the professional development of those entering oralready working within the electronic systems industry.

Yamaho Pro Audio launches Web siteThe professional audio group of Yamaha Corporation of America's Pro Audio&Combo Division has created a World Wide Web site, now online, atwww.yamaha.com/proaudio. The site was designed to give its customers accessto the group's activities and up-to-date information on available productsand services.

ASPI Digital has promoted Christine Schleiff Harper to marketing managerand Paul Tardif to director of sales.

Lightware, Beaverton, OR, has named Mark Reed as interim president, CEO andmember of the Lightware Board of Directors.

Harris Corporation, Cincinnati, has named Rick Shipley television districtsales manager and Wes Kimes vice president of worldwide sales and haspromoted Cam Eicher to manager of the Broadcast Center.

Da-Lite Screen Company, Warsaw, IN, has promoted Al Hauck to vice presidentand national sales manager.

Tim Bennett has been promoted to general manager of the AutoPatch Asiaoffice in Osaka, Japan.

Harry Quanz has been appointed executive vice president of marketing ofAiphone Intercom Systems, Bellevue, WA.

Telex/EVI Audio, Buchanan, MI, has named Alan B. Shirley vice president ofmarketing for the loudspeakers and mic group.

Mari Berman is the marketing communications coordinator for OtariCorporation, Canoga Park, CA. Also joining Otari are Jim Rogers as seniorservice technician, Dana Hathaway as product specialist and Chris Steinwandas documentation marketing manager.

Klark Teknik Group, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, has appointed IanThacker as general manager.

Jacquelyn Hansen has been promoted to human resources manager for TOAElectronics, San Francisco. Other promotions at TOA are Chris Boehm tosenior engineer, product support supervisor and Steve Mate to seniorengineer, product and content development.

Meyer Sound, Berkeley, CA, announces the appointment of Tim Chapman asdirector of marketing.

Russell D. Gentner has been named president of the new company ListenTechnologies, Park City, UT. Also joining Listen are Cory Schaeffer as vicepresident of sales, Keldon Paxman as vice president of operations and KelliLundgren as vice president of marketing.

JBL Professional, Northridge, CA, has appointed Cori Snyder as nationalaccounts manager.

Paul Depperschmidt has been named vice president, sales and marketing forASPI Digital, Atlanta, GA.

Williams Sound, Eden Prarie, MN, has appointed Doreen Armstrong to thenewly created position of European sales director.

Klipsch Professional, Indianapolis, IN, welcomes three employees: RoyDelgado, Jr. as senior design engineer, David H. Welsh as sales engineerand Kerry Geist as senior professional products manager.

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