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Saved By Technology Purchased by Long & McQuade

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Saved by TechnologyPopular downtown Toronto specialty MIDI and audio equipment retailer Saved By Technology has been acquired by Long & McQuade but will retain its name and staff. The announcement was made today by store co-owner Jim Burgess.

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FMAV Wins ‘AV Production Company of the Year’ at the 2017 Live Music Industry Awards

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

frame-001026Audiovisual and event technology company FMAV was awarded the AV Production Company of the Year honour at the 2017 Live Music Industry Awards, presented by El Mocambo. Held during Canadian Music Week, the awards celebrate the best of Canada’s live music business sector.

“It’s truly an honour to share the stage with some of the best and brightest in the Canadian music scene,” says Dave Corkum, General Manger, Halifax, FMAV who received the award from host, Paul Shaffer. “We were up against some very stiff competition and feel very proud that we were called to the stage.”

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Adamson Systems Engineering Completes Expansion & Update of its Canadian HQ

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
Adamson's revamped HQ in Port Perry, ON

Adamson’s revamped HQ in Port Perry, ON

Adamson Systems Engineering is now officially operating out of its recently expanded, 40,000 sq. ft. Canadian headquarters in Port Perry, ON.

Driven by three years of rapid growth, the company says its new expansion will allow it to meet the increased demand of its growing sales network. While the new addition has been dedicated entirely to production and R&D, the original facility has also been revamped to shape its future of research, product development, and education.

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KV2 Audio Celebrates its 15th Anniversary in 2017

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
George Krampera

KV2 Founder & Chief Engineer George Krampera Sr.

KV2 Audio is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. In 2002, KV2 began its journey in a small cottage tucked away in the forests of Southern Bohemia near the Czech town of Milevsko. In January of 2003, the ES System was released at the NAMM Show “and the rest as they say is history,” as the company says.

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Visits RØDE

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Malcolm Turnbull at RodeOn Feb. 24th, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visited his country’s most successful audio company, RØDE Microphones, at the manufacturer’s Silverwater facility, in part to celebrate the Freedman Electronics 50th anniversary.

Prime Minister Turnbull and MP Craig Laundy, Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, were greeted by RØDE Founder and Chairman Peter Freedman, Freedman Electronics CEO Mr. Damien Wilson, and Tony Furney of Furney’s Engineering, then toured the RØDE campus’s state-of-the-art anechoic chamber and various manufacturing departments. These include RØDE’s precision CNC metal work, surface-mount-technology electronics production and RØDE’s one-of-a-kind manufacture installation – the Capsule Cell (it makes the “heart” of the microphone – the capsule).

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Fulcrum Acoustic Completes New, Larger Factory & Warehouse Facilities

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

fulcrum-factoryFulcrum Acoustic has enhanced manufacturing capacity and flexibility by completing work on a new 35,000-sq.-ft. facility in Whitinsville, MA to house its loudspeaker cabinet manufacturing, final assembly, shipping, and warehousing operations.

“This expansion has been a massive undertaking but it’s very gratifying to see it all come together,” says Fulcrum Acoustic Co-founder and Vice President of R&D David Gunness. “The new space includes a precision woodshop featuring a state-of-the-art computer numerical control (CNC) router, as well as dedicated areas for secondary operations, cabinet assembly, finishing and painting. By closely aligning Fulcrum’s engineering and manufacturing functions, the new workspace further enhances our ability to bring innovative, technology-driven loudspeaker solutions to market quickly.”

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Freedman Electronics Group Buys SoundField from TSL Products

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
Rode Founder Peter Freedman

Rode Founder Peter Freedman

On the eve of its 50th year in business, The Freedman Electronics Group, which includes pro audio brands Rode Microphones, Event Electronics and Aphex, announced its purchasing the surround sound recording company SoundField from TSL Products.

Rode Founder and Managing Director Peter Freedman and TSL Products’ Managing Director Chris Exelby signed the deal on Nov. 21, 2016, sealing a deal that now sees Freedman Electronics take control over the entire SoundField company, including the current product line as well as all IP associated with the brand. The existing product line will continue, and all support and warranty for SoundField products will now be handled through the new entity. TSL Products will retain the upmix/downmix processing product range, which will be rebranded.

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L-Acoustics Acquires CAMCO

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
(L-R) Hervé Guillaume, Reiner Sassmann, Joachim Stoecker & Christian Heil.

(L-R) Hervé Guillaume, Reiner Sassmann, Joachim Stoecker & Christian Heil.

L-Acoustics’ holding company, L-Group, has announced the acquisition of CAMCO, the manufacturer of amplified controllers, DSP, and audio network solutions for the professional audio industry.

CAMCO has over 25 years of experience developing amplified controller technology and holds several patents in the trade. Based in Wenden, Germany, CAMCO counts 50 employees and distributes its products in 60 countries around the globe, in addition to supplying components to professional sound system manufacturers.

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SMPTE Elects Officers & Governors for 2017-2018; Goldman to Serve as Society’s New President

Thursday, October 6th, 2016
Incoming SMPTE Pres. Matthew Goldman

Incoming SMPTE Pres. Matthew Goldman

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has announced that the membership has elected new officers and governors for the 2017-2018 term. Matthew Goldman, senior vice president of technology, TV and media at Ericsson, will take office as the new SMPTE president on Jan. 1, 2017.

“Matthew has held a variety of key SMPTE roles that have furthered the Society’s mission, and I am confident that as the new SMPTE President, he will build on Bob Seidel’s excellent work,” says SMPTE Past President Wendy Aylsworth, who served as the chair of the Society Nominating Committee. “Matthew and Bob are among the many SMPTE Members who have worked to bolster the Society’s growth leading into and during our Centennial celebrations. The officers and governors elected for the 2017-2018 term — and those who continue in their existing roles — are a broad and strong group who bring extraordinary leadership to SMPTE as we enter our second century of ensuring interoperability across the media ecosystem and, in turn, facilitating the ongoing growth of our industry.”

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QSC Acquires Ultra-Stereo Labs

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

QSC, LLC has announced the acquisition of Ultra-Stereo Labs, Inc., effective September 30, 2016.  The acquisition will allow QSC to enhance its portfolio of audio-visual processing and B-chain solutions under the QSC and USL brands for the motion picture exhibition industry.

“As the first major acquisition in the nearly 50-year history of our company, we naturally wanted to find a company that would be an excellent strategic fit for QSC,” says Jatan Shah, Chief Operating Officer of QSC. “We recognize the many valuable contributions that USL has made to the cinema industry over the years, and are confident that the integration of the two companies will provide an even more powerful total value proposition for our customers.  The two companies are complementary in terms of product offering and how we view our commitment to the customer.”

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