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Kinesys & Drifter Rigging to Host Demo Day in Toronto

Friday, June 30th, 2017

KinesysAutomation specialist Kinesys is staging its first product awareness demonstration in Canada on July 8th, 2017. The goal is to make people aware that Kinesys products have “officially landed” in Canada and are available through Toronto’s Drifter Rigging.

The Demo Day is a collaboration between David Bond, who runs Kinesys’ North American operation, and Mark “Drifter” Desloges from Drifter Rigging, a new rental operation recently established in Toronto with a selection of Kinesys equipment. It will be held in a warehouse facility at 100 Carson St., Unit A, in Etobicoke.

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InfoComm Show Experiences 14% Attendance Increase

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

InfoComm, North America’s largest audiovisual trade show, welcomed more than 40,000 visitors for the first time in its history.

“It’s a watershed year for InfoComm,” says Jason McGraw, senior VP of expositions for InfoComm International. “The technology on display was amazing again, and we’re thrilled with the tremendous response, but we’re especially excited that guest after guest told us this InfoComm offered new and different experiences for our growing, innovative audience.”

By the time the doors closed for the week, InfoComm 2017 had logged 44,077 registered attendees, 13 per cent more than the last time it was held in Orlando, FL, in 2015, and 14 per cent more than InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas.

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100,000 People Descend on Musikmesse & Prolight+Sound Trade Fairs

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
[Photo: Jean-Luc Valentin]

[Photo: Jean-Luc Valentin]

The organizers of the Musikmesse and Prolight+Sound say around 100,000 people from 144 countries attended this year’s trade fairs in Frankfurt, Germany, while 20,000 people took in live music as part of the Musikmesse Festival in early April.

“Against the background of significant concentration in the musical instrument sector and a continuous process of development in the event-technology field, we give the course of business at the international trade-fair duo a positive rating. As the partner of the sectors, it is our responsibility to provide a future-oriented marketing platform with target-group specific formats and events. We take this very seriously and, accordingly, we will once again enter into an intensive dialogue with exhibitors and associations with a view to 2018,” said Detlef Braun, member of the executive board of Messe Frankfurt.

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Wohler Names Chris Shaw as Regional Sales Manager for North America

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Chris Shaw_Regional Sales Manager_North AmericaWohler Technologies has named Chris Shaw as regional sales manager for North America. Shaw is a familiar face to the company having spent seven years as director of sales for Wohler from 1999 to 2006.

Shaw will spearhead a variety of company initiatives, including introducing Wohler’s new product lines, dealer and systems integrator training, as well as relaying customer feedback to the engineering department. Shaw will also work closely with the sales and marketing departments and other members of the Wohler team in continuing to expand the company’s customer base in North America.

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Rode Microphones Reaches Golden Jubilee

Thursday, February 9th, 2017
Peter Freedman with his Order of Australia media

Peter Freedman with his Order of Australia media

Throughout 2017, Freedman Electronics, the parent company of Rode Microphones, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Over the course of five decades, the company has seen its ups and downs as it transitioned from a small pro audio shop and PA installer founded by Henry and Astrid Freedman, who emigrated from Sweden, into one of Australia’s most successful manufacturers and exporters.

“[I’m] obviously incredibly proud. Half a century, having a business last that long, is pretty special as most businesses fail. But there have been so many things, the ups and downs, and there is so much luck of being in the right place at the right time,” says Peter Freedman, who took over the company from his father in 1987. “But when people say, ‘If you had one piece of advice, what would you say?’ it’s, ‘Never give up.’”

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Educational Schedule Released for Expo-Scène 2017

Friday, January 27th, 2017

04 Expo-SceneCITT/ICTS is preparing to welcome more than 60 exhibitors and over 1,200 visitors to Montreal for the third annual Expo-Scène trade show and conference, which is returning to the Palais des congrès de Montréal from April 12-13, 2017. Expo-Scène is currently the only major Canadian event dedicated to professionals in the pro audio, sound, lighting, audiovisual, video, and multimedia technology markets.

For this year, educational seminars in French and English are scheduled for the afternoon on both days of the show, spread across four studio spaces. Topics for these classes include live sound production, cargo transportation and customs, what you need to know about drones, real-word beamforming, integration, and more.

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2017 NAMM Show Hosts Record Number of Exhibitors

Friday, January 27th, 2017
(Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

(Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

North America’s largest musical products event, the NAMM Show, once again took over the Anaheim Convention Center from Jan. 19-22, 2017, and this year it continued its expansion into the pro audio market.  Overall, 7,000 brands were represented by the record 1,779 exhibiting companies. There was also a two per cent growth in new exhibiting brands over last year. Overall show registration increased, primarily the result of member company badge allocations, by five per cent to 106,928 from 2016.

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February Freeze 2017 Fast Approaching

Friday, November 25th, 2016

03freezeWilliam F. White is preparing to host the 16th annual edition of February Freeze. This technology showcase is a pre-NAB exhibit that lets production professionals navigate the latest innovations and technologies while connecting with one another. The event will take place at the William F. White Centre on February 7th, 2017, from 3 pm to 8 pm.

Production professionals, students, and anyone with an interest in these technologies are invited to take part in free workshops and seminars, participate in demos, ask questions to industry leaders, and test new equipment onsite.

Visit www.februaryfreeze.com for more information.

NAMM Boosts Pro Audio Focus for 2017 Show

Friday, November 25th, 2016

01nammThe National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) has announced it will feature Dante training and certification sessions on Jan. 20-21 at the 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, in addition to other pro audio show features. The 2017 NAMM Show will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center Jan. 19-22, 2017.

The Dante training sessions will be presented at the show by Audinate, and will offer attendees an intensive two-days, hands-on training program as part of the company’s Dante Certification Program. As an added programming bonus, TEC Tracks at The NAMM Show will host an “Introduction to Dante” session during its newly-announced Live Sound Day on Thursday, Jan. 19. On that day, participants can learn more about the multi-channel, digital media networking protocol.

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SFM to Distribute Remote Technologies Inc. (RTI) in Canada

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

rtiSFM has announced its appointment as a distributor of Remote Technologies
Inc. (RTI) for Canada. The arrangement goes into effect on Sept. 15, 2016. RTI is a control systems manufacturer offering innovative and user-friendly devices for professionally installed electronic systems in the residential, commercial AV, and hospitality markets.

“We’re excited to partner with SFM in Canada and about the potential growth opportunities this new relationship will bring while furthering our commitment to serving our dealers,” says Mike Everett, VP of Sales and Marketing, Americas, for RTI and Pro Control. “SFM’s professional, customer-focused sales staff, marketing team, and service department will be a huge advantage to integrators — providing top-notch service and support.”

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