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AES Toronto Announces April Meeting on Hearing Loss Prevention

April 12th, 2018

hearing-lossThe Toronto section of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) has announced that its April meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 24 and will feature Dr. Marshall Chasin discussing music and the prevention of hearing loss.

When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: Room 330, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto
Edward Johnson Building
80 Queen’s Park Toronto

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Audinate to Support SMPTE ST-2110 Across Dante Platform

April 10th, 2018

Audinate, developer of the Dante media networking technology, announced at the NAB Show plans to support SMPTE ST-2110 in the Dante platform by the end of 2018. SMPTE ST-2110 is a new suite of standards developed by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers to support real-time media network distribution using IP networking technology. The update will include support for a number of relevant standards, including SMPTE ST-2110-10, 2110-30, and 2059-2.

When released, the SMPTE 2110 feature will be enabled through the Dante Domain Manager software platform and firmware updates for Dante IP Core, Dante HC, Dante Brooklyn II, and Dante Ultimo. These Dante technologies are featured in a wide variety of products used by the broadcast industry, and will be highlighted through Audinate’s participation in plug-fests and showcases.

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VER Merges with PRG & Enters Chapter 11

April 6th, 2018
The iHeartRadio Music Festival 2017, a VER production [www.ver.com]

The iHeartRadio Music Festival 2017, a VER production [www.ver.com]

Production equipment and engineering support provider VER has announced that, as part of a comprehensive transaction supported by its second lien lenders, including funds managed by GSO Capital Partners, it has entered into an agreement to merge with an entity controlled by Production Resource Group (PRG). To facilitate the implementation of this pre-negotiated transaction, VER filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. These filings only affect the company’s North American operations.

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Expo-Scène Raises the Bar for Fourth Annual Edition

April 4th, 2018
[Photo: Mauricio Garzon milemot photo www.milemot.com]

[Photo: Mauricio Garzon
milemot photo www.milemot.com]

CITT/ICTS welcomed the North American entertainment industry to Montreal for the fourth annual Expo-Scène trade show and conference, which was held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal from March 28-29, 2018. Expo-Scène is currently the only major Canadian event dedicated to professionals in the pro audio, sound, lighting, audiovisual, video, and multimedia technology markets.

This year’s sold-out show featured a bigger hall and more exhibit space, hosting more than 80 exhibitors and showcasing hundreds of products and new technologies, as well as educational seminars and hearing tests. For the first time, Expo-Scène also featured sold-out pre-show workshops.

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Countryman Associates Appoint Eric Carmichel as Chief Engineer

April 3rd, 2018
Eric Carmichel

Eric Carmichel

Countryman Associates, manufacturer of direct boxes and ultra-miniature microphones, has announced the appointment of Eric Carmichel to the position of chief engineer. With a comprehensive background that spans physics, audio electronics, hearing science, and more in areas as diverse as consumer electronics, medical (cochlear implants, hearing aids), and electronic hearing protection devices, Carmichel brings a rich skillset to his new position with Countryman. He commenced service with the company in January 2018 and is based at company headquarters in Menlo Park, CA.

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SMPTE Adds Thomas Bause Mason to Staff as Director of Standards Development

April 2nd, 2018
Bause Mason

Bause Mason

SMPTE today announced that SMPTE Fellow Thomas Bause Mason will be joining the staff as the society’s new director of standards development. Howard Lukk, who is returning to his career in postproduction, will conclude his tenure as SMPTE director of engineering and standards in May, after assisting Mason in transitioning to his new role.

“We’re pleased to be welcoming Thomas to the SMPTE team as a staff member,” says SMPTE Executive Director Barbara Lange. “Not only has he been deeply involved in the standards development process, including chairing several technical committees and study groups, but his IT background lends itself well to our ongoing need to be more software-focused. Thomas has also been instrumental in the creation and delivery of standards-focused educational programming through our Virtual Classroom course offering. I am delighted to have Thomas on board.”

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PAG Canada Named Rep Firm of the Year by Bosch Security Systems & Electro-Voice

April 2nd, 2018
(L-R) Bosch Security Systems’ Tom Hansen, PAG Canada’s Mark Kulas, Bosch Security Systems Pres. Brian Wiser, PAG Canada’s John McArthur & Bosch Security Systems’ Jacquelyn Hall-Davies. [Photo by Anthony Johnson Photography]

(L-R) Bosch Security Systems’ Tom Hansen, PAG Canada’s Mark Kulas, Bosch Security Systems Pres. Brian Wiser, PAG Canada’s John McArthur & Bosch Security Systems’ Jacquelyn Hall-Davies.
[Photo by Anthony Johnson Photography]

PAG Canada has been given the North American MI Rep Firm of the Year Award by Electro-Voice and also been named North American Rep Firm of the Year by Bosch Security Systems, North America.

During the gala awards dinner at the AT&T Executive and Education Conference Centre on the campus of the University of Texas, Tom Hansen, VP of specialized audio for Bosch, said, “PAG Canada has assembled a team that continues to look for ways to introduce Bosch products into new areas and applications, which has seen growth year over by more than 20 per cent.” It was the second time in three years that PAG Canada had received the award.

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Yorkville Sound Hires James Greenspan as Marketing & Communications Manager

March 28th, 2018

JamesGPhotoYorkville Sound, a manufacturer and distributor of pro audio systems and musical instruments, has hired James Greenspan as its new marketing and communications Manager, effective immediately.

Reporting to the Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Jeff Cowling, Greenspan’s responsibilities will include developing strategic digital initiatives, public relations, enhancing Yorkville’s brand internationally, and generating trade-specific marketing material while aiding in Yorkville’s overall comprehensive strategy.

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Deane Jensen Designed 990 Discrete Opamp Inducted into the NAMM Hall of Fame

March 28th, 2018
Dave Hill, GM of Jensen Tranformers Inc. receiving the award from NAMM  TECnology Hall Of Fame founder George Petersen

Dave Hill of Jensen Tranformers receiving the award from NAMM TECnology Hall Of Fame founder George Petersen

Earlier this year the NAMM Museum of Making Music hosted a special Hall of Fame induction ceremony to honour the Deane Jensen designed 990 discrete opamp.

Looking at the technological leaps of the last 50 years, it’s rare to find a product design that withstands the tests of time and innovation. In fact, the 990 continues to be regarded as the finest opamp available for audio applications.

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Over 200 First-time Exhibitors Join 2018 NAB Show

March 27th, 2018

12 NAB ShowMore than 200 companies will exhibit for the first time at the 2018 NAB Show, the world’s largest convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. These companies will offer a first look at new products and technologies through interactive exhibits and demonstrations. NAB Show is held April 7-12 (exhibits April 9-12) in Las Vegas.

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