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Beyma Enters Brazilian Market Multinational company Beyma opened its new subsidiary Beyma do Brasil in September 2002. From this logistic base, the loudspeaker
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Aug 1, 2003 12:00 PM

Beyma Enters Brazilian Market

Multinational company Beyma opened its new subsidiary Beyma do Brasil in September 2002. From this logistic base, the loudspeaker manufacturer will be able to guarantee its supply to the Brazilian market. Beyma predicts that its factory in the Brazilian state of Bahia will be ready for production in two years. The opening of this new subsidiary company represents the next decisive step in Beyma's ongoing international expansion program.

Elan Launches Online Dealer Training Program

Elan Home Systems dealers can now train more employees for less money in their offices or homes through the online training program Elan University. As a part of Elan's continued focus on its specialty dealer base, Elan U provides dealers online access to Elan product and installation training. Elan U classes are designed to provide comprehensive training while saving dealers all costs associated with traveling to Elan's Corporate Training Center. Beginning with an installer-focused curriculum, Elan U takes students step-by-step through a series of classes, from basic system design and prewire up to programming, trim-out and complete systems integration of third-party products.

Sonic Foundry Offers Education Program

Sonic Foundry recently rolled out a comprehensive training and support program for A/V industry professionals. Dubbed the Systems Designers' Choice, the program provides a series of free seminars and resources for system designers, integrators, contractors, and dealers that address issues regarding selling, installing, and supporting online presentation solutions. At the heart of the Systems Designers' Choice program is the Consultant's Toolkit, which consists of Mediasite Live product technical specifications, product data sheets, implementation guidelines, system diagrams, and rack elevations.

Digigram Announces New Licensing Policy

Digigram has a new licensing policy for its patent-pending EtherSound technology. The license makes it easier and more cost-effective for pro-audio manufacturers to integrate EtherSound technology in their products. Under the licensing formula, access is given to reference design and manufacturing files for direct integration of EtherSound technology in the manufacturers' products. Royalty rates for licensees will decrease based on the number of products sold.

SpeakerCraft, Illusion Offer Australian Support

SpeakerCraft, in conjunction with its Australian distributor Illusion Audio, recently conducted a nationwide training course. Linda VanZaten, international sales manager for SpeakerCraft, traveled to four cities instructing dealers on system design. Illusion, in the meantime, established a complete training facility where it conducts monthly training courses on SpeakerCraft installation. At CEDIA Australia, Illusion displayed SpeakerCraft's full line of products, including speakers, IR components, amps, control systems, and volume controls.

Stardraw Attributes Support URL Linkage

Stardraw.com has added new functionality to its suite of software design and documentation packages in the form of URL links within attributes. Each symbol within Stardraw can contain an unlimited number of attributes, which are data fields representing numbers, text, or database links. Attributes are used to describe a real-world product and can indicate, for example, the manufacturer name, product model number, and price. These attributes now support URL links that will be familiar to most people in their simplest form: as Web site addresses.

Sextant Group Honored for Renovation

The Sextant Group has received the Historic Preservation Award from the City of Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission for acoustic renovation of Carnegie Mellon University's (CMU's) Alumni Concert Hall. In bestowing the honor on the Sextant Group, the Historic Review Commission recognized the Sextant Group's balance of modern developments in acoustical science with the traditions and heritage of one of CMU's oldest campus buildings. The historic venue was originally built by Andrew Carnegie as an art gallery and was remodeled years ago as a concert and rehearsal space for the College of Fine Arts and its symphony orchestra.

JBL Receives Patent Protection

JBL Professional has U.S. patent protection on its ScreenArray cinema loudspeaker technology. The ScreenArray high-frequency horn features patented Screen Spreading Compensation that corrects for high-frequency dispersion through perforated screens. The patented technology also provides an asymmetrical coverage pattern for uniform auditorium coverage.

PSNI Dubs Herman Preferred Vendor

Herman Electronics has been selected as a Preferred Vendor by the PSNI Network (Professional Systems Network). PSNI, a group of 24 affiliated A/V systems integrators in 55 locations throughout the United States, represents more than $400 million annually in A/V sales. Herman Electronics provides factory broadcast supplies, accessories, and original replacement parts to the electronics and broadcast service industries.

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