Apr 1, 1999 12:00 PM, Cindy Scullin
Furman to hold seminarFurman Sound, exhibiting in booth 1515 at the NSCA Expo in Nashville, TN,will conduct a multimedia seminar on power conditioning Friday, April 30from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in conference room Bayou C, on the mezzanine level ofthe Opryland Hotel. The seminar, Dealing with Noise in Professional Audio,will cover equipment interfacing, shielding, transformer coupling, RF,lighting, power line noise, power conditioning and balanced AC power. Themoderator will be Don Washburn from DiModica & Associates, Inc. of Florida.
Ring Communications signs sales and distribution agreementRing Communications, Ronkonkoma, NY, has signed the renewed long-term NorthAmerican sales and distribution agreement with STENTO ASA, Oslo, Norway.
AMX and PHAST announce HomeRF plansAt the HomeRF Working Group meeting in Orlando, FL, AMX Corportation,Dallas, and its PHAST home automation subsidiary pledged support of theShared Wireless Access Protocol (SWAP) specification for its new andexisting wireless product lines.
Studiomaster movesStudiomaster has sold its building in Anaheim, California and moved to22885-D Savi Ranch Parkway, Yorba Linda, CA 92887, a larger facility thatwill provide additional warehouse and office space. Contact by phone at800-878-7883 or 714-998-2012, or by fax at 714-998-2086.
Consensus reached on digital interface specificationThe consumer electronics and cable television industries have reached anagreement and completed the necessary extensions to the baseline IEEE-1394specification (firewire) which will promote compatibility between digitaltelevision receivers and digital set-top boxes. The work on IEEE-1394specification was completed by Consumer Electronics ManufacturersAssociation R4.8 subcommittee Working Group 1 and CableLabs' OpenCable. Thespecification is now reflected in CEMA document EIA-775 and OpenCabledocument OCI-C1, both of which will now undergo the formal acceptanceprocess.
C-Audio becomes THX approvedBSS Audio's C-Audio GB 402tx and GB602tx amplifiers now have THX approval.On the tx versions of the amplifiers the controls will not beuser-accessible. Once the levels have been set by the installer, they willbe locked behind a tamper-proof cover. They will also be differentiatedfrom the non-tx versions by a differently decalled fascia plate.
Matsushita/Panasonic awarded EmmysMatsushita Electric Industrial (MEI), Osaka, Japan, announced that it hasreceived two Technical/Engineering Achievement Emmy Awards from theNational Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at ceremonies in New YorkCity. The first Emmy was presented for breakthrough work in the developmentof the DVCPRO small-format digital component videotape format. The secondwas for the development of a High Definition (HD) Intra-field CompressionProcessor that integrates with Panasonic D-5 HD VTRs.
TEF distributes Acoustic-X SoftwareAcoustic-X Software and the TEF division of Gold Line, West Redding, CT,have a strategic agreement for the distribution of acoustical modelingsoftware in the United States. The software was developed by thearchitectural acoustics firm Pilchner & Schoustal.
Communications Specialties announces Y2K complianceCommunication Specialties, Hauppauge, NY, has announced that all productsproduced and sold by the company are Year 2000 compliant. No delay orinterruption of business operations will occur between and beyond thetwentieth and twenty-first centuries. Communications Specialties'redesigned Web site www.commspecial.com now offers a more user-friendlyinterface, access to product specification sheets, and a regularly-updatedcompany and product news department.
CDDB makes deal with G-faKt SolutionsCDDB, Carmel, IN, announced that the company has signed an agreement withG-faKt Solutions which grants G-faKt access to CDDB's extensive database ofmusic CDs. As a result of the agreement, G-faKt Solutions will use CDDB'sdata with the company's home entertainment organization and management(HOMeS) software.
Panasonic joins forces with MPGAFred Jones, marketing manager for Panasonic Pro Audio, Los Angeles,announced that the company has become a sponsoring member of MPGA (MusicProducers Guild of America). With this announcement, Panasonic increasesits long-term commitment to the recording industry and aligns itself withmany of the most influential producers and recording engineers in the world.
Escient honoredEscient, Carmel, IN, has been honored with Audio Video Internationalmagazine's coveted Hi-Fi Grand Prix award given in recognition of thecompany's TuneBase product technology. Competition winners were voted forby retailers throughout the U.S., and were confirmed by a committee ofleading audio/video critics and writers.
Hybrid College opens new campusHybrid Technical College of Audio/Video Electronics, Canada, opened a newsatellite campus in Los Angeles with its inaugural Custom Audio/VideoInstallation Technology Program in January. For informaion regarding futureclasses call (604) 439-1142.
Sony joins COLORThe COrporation for Laser Optics Research (COLOR) announced that SonyElectronics has invested in the Portsmouth, New Hampshire-based company,assuming a minority equity interest. COLOR also announced that the companyhas strengthened its Board of Directors with the addition of AkihikoNakamura, executive vice president and chief financial officer of SonyElectronics.
ICIA wins Web site awardThe International Communications Industries Association (ICIA) was recentlypresented with a Snap Editor's Choice Award by Snap.com, for its web page.ICIA was lauded with one of ten of the Snap Editor's Choice Awards torecognize the association's excellence in web page design, content andeditorial presentation.
House Ear Institute debuts programThe House Ear Institute's Hearing is Priceless (HIP) program announces itsSound Partner program available to individuals, companies, and associationsin the electronics industry. HIP is the hearing conservation and educationprogram of the House Ear Institute, Los Angeles. Proceeds from the SoundPartner sponsorships help underwrite the costs of developing anddistributing hearing education and conservation training materials toschools and audio engineering programs. Call (213) 483-4431 for moreinformation.
TLM 103 wins awardThe TLM 103, one of Georg Neumann's budget microphones, has already won thePAR Excellence Award, The EQ Ribbon Award, and the Radio World Cool StuffAward, and now it has won MIX magazine's TEC Award, Technical Excellence &Creativity; Outstanding Achievement in Microphone Technology, during theAES in San Francisco. This is the second Neumann product in a row to winthis coveted 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 ten 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 trainingPhonic Ear, Petaluma, CA, offers facilities a resource package and trainingvideo to help with the distribution, maintenance, and publicity of theavailability of hearing assistance equipment. Included in this marketingtoolkit are user instruction cards, a floppy disk, a 35mm slide and aposter. The video, a step-by-step training video, 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 US region, including CT, DE, ME, MD,MA, NH, NJ, NY, NC, PA, RI, VE, VA, Washington D.C. and WV. AMX East,located outside Philadelphia, will handle all dealer activity for theregion, including sales and systems design assistance, proposal creation,system programming, consultant relationships, and technical support.
Zoran processor shipped with speaker systemZoran Corporation, Santa Clara, CA, announced that Altec Lansing's TVset-top Home Theater Surround System is now shipping with Zoran digitalaudio IC. Enabled by Zoran's ZR38600 IC, Altec Lansing's ADA105, a DolbyDigital Surround, TV set-top Home Theater speaker system, uses AltecLansing's patented side firing speaker technology and provides the movietheater sound experience from a single piece, set-top speaker unit and a 40watt subwoofer, at a mass market price.
ACT expands videoconferencingACT Teleconferencing, Denver, announced an agreement with GTE NetworkServices to be its preferred provider of videoconferencing services tocustomers around the world. ACT Videoconferencing will take over GTE'sexisting videoconferencing bridges and deploy them in the United States,the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands and Australia. ACTVideoconferencing's U.S. call center facility will be headquartered inDallas with additional bridges located in Denver, New York and Los Angeles.