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Shure educates wireless users In view of the FCC's reallocation of the UHF spectrum from TV channels 60 through 69 for DTV and public safety use, Shure
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Dec 1, 1998 12:00 PM, Amanda Solomon

Shure educates wireless usersIn view of the FCC's reallocation of the UHF spectrum from TV channels 60through 69 for DTV and public safety use, Shure Brothers, Evanston, IL, hasissued a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) document that discusses how theFCC's changes will affect users and installers of wireless systems. The FAQis available on Shure's Web site at For person-to-personassistance, as well as up-to-date information on FCC regulations, concernedwireless users can call Shure's applications engineering group at847-866-2525.

Gold Line conducts TEF trainingGold Line, West Redding, CT, sponsors TEF acoustical and signal measurementtraining classes on a quarterly basis throughout the United States. Themost recent session was held in Hartford, CT, in November, with all coursestaught by Don Eger, TEF technical director. For registration information onthe next TEF class or more information on TEF products, visit the Gold LineWeb site at, or e-mail Martin Miller, Gold Linepresident, at

GEPCO relocates headquartersGEPCO International has moved its corporate headquarters and main warehousefacilities to 1770 Birchwood Ave., Des Plaines, IL 60018; phone:847-795-9555, 800-966-0069; fax: 847-795-8770.

Community wins awardCommunity Professional Loudspeakers, Chester, PA, has been selected as oneof the 1998 recipients of the Governor's Award for EnvironmentalExcellence. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge presented the award in honor ofthe company's aggressive environmental efforts, which include anall-encompassing recycling program and a reduction of flammable materialsused in manufacturing.

Panasonic goes on-linePanasonic Pro Audio, Los Angeles, has created a Web site It offers a comprehensive guide to thecompany's product line, as well as technical documents, software updates,sales information and a direct e-mail connection to technical support staff.

JBL creates marketing groupJBL Professional has formed a dedicated sales and marketing group todevelop new products, sales and support programs tailored to meet the needsof the commercial sound market. It will be led by Rick Kamlet, recentlyappointed director of marketing for commercial sound. JBL Professional isbased in Northridge, CA.

Runco sponsors CEDIA displayRunco International, Hayward, CA, is a platinum sponsor of CEDIA's Home ofElectronic Lifestyles. Launched at CEDIA's Expo '98, the project showcasesinnovative products currently available in the fields of home theater,security, convenience, lighting and comfort systems. It also highlights therole played by the professional custom design and installation retailer inhome automation integration.

Fluke acquires PomonaFluke, Everett, WA, has acquired Pomona Electronics, a manufacturer ofelectronic test and measurement accessories, from its parent company, ITTIndustries. Pomona Electronics will operate as a division of Fluke and willcontinue to service its customers and distributors directly from itsheadquarters in Pomona, CA.

Meyer hosts SIM SchoolThe world's largest SIM (Source Independent Measurement) School to date washosted by Meyer Sound in November. Held at the company's Berkeley, CA,headquarters, the sessions were designed to serve Meyer's Latin Americanmarket. SIM veteran Bob McCarthy taught the course, assistedby five Meyeremployees. Lectures and written materials were fully translated intoSpanish for the 24 predominantly Spanish-speaking participants. Meyer willhost additional SIM School sessions at its company headquarters on Feb.1-5, May 3-7, Aug. 9-13 and Dec. 6-10, 1999. Those interested may contactMeyer Sound at 510-486-1166 for more information.

QSC Audio expandsQSC Audio, Costa Mesa, CA, broke ground on construction of its new 80,000ft2 (7,432 m2) production and office facility. Located adjacent to thecurrent QSC site, the building is scheduled for completion in the summer of1999 and will double the company's existing facility space.

Hafler receives honorHafler Professional, Tempe, AZ, was named recipient of the 1998 TEC Awardfor Outstanding Technical Achievement-Amplifier for its P4000 Trans novaDIAMOND model amp during the 105th AES Convention in San Francisco.

Otari relocatesOtari recently relocated its U.S. corporate headquarters to 8236 RemmetAve., Canoga Park, CA 91304; phone: 818-594-5908; fax: 818-594-7208;e-mail:

MicroAudio forms agreement with IRPMicroAudio, a designer of DSP and analog circuitry products based in Bend,OR, has reached an agreement with IRP Professional Sound Products whichshifts the production and marketing of its entire catalog to IRP's newcorporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in Addison, IL.MicroAudio will function as a separate, independent division of IRP.

BAG END launches Web siteBAG END Loudspeaker Systems, Barrington, IL, has a Web site that features product specifications and photos, informationon different types of applications, third-person product reviews and e-mailaccess.

Auerbach + Associates recognizedThe National Trust for Historic Preservation has named theater consultantAuerbach + Associates, San Francisco and New York, as part of therenovation team that will receive a 1998 National Preservation Honor Awardfor the recent restoration of the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House.The company designed and developed new stage lighting systems, backstagecommunications and sound systems, and stage rigging and controls.

Simplex adds facilitySimplex Time Recorder broke ground for its new corporate headquarters andoperations center in Westminster, MA, with plans to occupy the facility bylate summer of 2000. The building will provide approximately 172,000 ft2(15,979 m2) of space.

Raper & Wayman acquires ConnectronicsRaper & Wayman, London, has announced the acquisition of specialist cablemanufacturer Connectronics, as well as a plan to streamline the focus ofits core activities. Raper & Wayman will comprise four individualdivisions: Raper & Wayman Professional Audio, R&W Sound Engineering, TicketAudio Products and Connectronics.

DAVIS awarded medalDAVIS North America, San Jose, CA, has been awarded the Gold Medal for BestBuy from PC World Magazine/Denmark in honor of the DAVIS DLX650 model XGAultraportable projector. Nine different projectors were tested in suchcategories as setup, ease of use and image quality.

Sony signs Ingram MicroSony Electronics, Park Ridge, NJ, has announced a sales and serviceagreement with Ingram Micro, Santa Ana, CA, to distribute Sony's TriniComfamily of videoconferencing products.

CSC acquires FibertronCommunications Supply Corporation (CSC), Chicago, has completed thepurchase of Fibertron, Buena Park, CA. Fibertron is a specialty distributorof fiber-optic products for the private and public fiber network markets.

Cornell Communications honoredCornell Communications, Milwaukee, a designer and manufacturer ofcommunications systems for hospitals, nursing homes, schools and otherfacilities, has been named the 1998 Corporation of the Year by theEisenhower Center. The Center is a Milwaukee-based, non-residential humanservices organization that serves adults with cerebral palsy and otherneurological disorders. The award was given in recognition of Cornell'ssupport during the past 13 years of the Center's work services department.




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