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Audinate to Support SMPTE ST-2110 Across Dante Platform

Tuesday, 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

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

Monday, 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

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

Wednesday, 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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Erikson Commercial Wins Williams Sound’s 2017 Outstanding Sales Growth Award

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Williams Sound, global designer and manufacturer of wireless communication technology, celebrated its 2017 international sales award winners at ISE 2018 in Amsterdam. Winner of the 2017 Outstanding Sales Growth Award was Erikson Commercial, exclusive distribution partner for Williams Sound in Canada.

“Like a well-oiled machine, Erikson has performed consistently above expectations throughout the year,” says Ricardo Frias, international sales manager for Williams Sound.  “Managing an extensive dealer network, spread across a very large territory, is not a walk in the park. Erikson makes it look so easy.  I very much look forward to a successful 2018 with Erikson.  I know they will quickly and successfully integrate our new product offerings into their own portfolio.”

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JAM Industries Named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

(L-R) JAM's Martin Szprio, Stuart Frankel, Mattew Golden & Marty Golden [Photo by Guillemette Lafontaine]

(L-R) JAM’s Martin Szprio, Stuart Frankel, Mattew Golden & Marty Golden [Photo by Guillemette Lafontaine]

JAM Industries has been awarded with the Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation for 2018. Award winners are recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth and are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues exceeding $15 million.

Now in its 25th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation annually in a independent process that evaluates the caliber of their management abilities and practices.

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Sennheiser Invests in Dear Reality & Sonic Emotion to Enhance Its VR/AR Capabilities

Thursday, March 8th, 2018
Sennheiser AMBEO VR mic

Sennheiser AMBEO VR mic

Sennheiser is aiming to strengthen its position as a leading provider of immersive audio solutions with an investment in Dear Reality, experts in spatial audio algorithms and audio VR/AR software, and the acquisition of technologies from Sonic Emotion, a developer of 3D audio software and processing solutions. Both companies have developed unique expertise and tools for the creation and rendering of immersive audio in object-based and scene-based formats.

“We are excited to be complementing our broad AMBEO expertise with additional capabilities in the areas of processing, controlling and reproducing object-based immersive audio,” says Daniel Sennheiser, Co-CEO of Sennheiser.

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Riedel Acquires Archwave & Cymatic Audio

Thursday, February 15th, 2018
Thomas Riedel, Founder & CEO of Riedel Communications

Thomas Riedel, Founder & CEO of Riedel Communications

Riedel is making continued investments in new technologies with its acquisition of Swiss engineering company Archwave. This new partnership will create a strong research and development (R&D) hub in Zurich and increase Riedel’s global engineering team to over 100 engineers while expanding its R&D capabilities for IP and standards such as AES67, which will further boost interoperability in the broadcast world, the company says. Archwave is an audio-networking and streaming specialist that promotes open standards for the interconnection of audio and video equipment in professional environments.

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Erikson Audio Picks Up Three Top Distributor Awards

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Erikson Audio AwardsDuring The NAMM Show 2018, Erikson Audio picked up three distributor awards.  Showing their appreciation for Erikson Audio’s efforts was Presonus offering their Distributor of the Year Award, Warm Audio’s International Distributor Award, and Sythax (RME, Ferrofish & MyMix) for their 2017 Top Distributor Award.

“These awards really acknowledge the efforts of Erikson Audio’s entire sales team,” says Tim Marshall, Product Manager for Erikson Audio.  “We have one of the hardest working sales teams I’ve ever worked with.  These awards do show us that the constant dealer events, sales training,  in-store promotions and product clinics our reps are doing is integral to successfully building a brand.”

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