The Internet of Things will make its presence felt at InfoComm 2016, happening June 4-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino. Show organizers expect nearly 1,000 exhibitors to occupy more than 500,000 sq. ft. of show space. InfoComm 2016 builds on last year’s record attendance, welcoming attendees from more than 100 countries.
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Toronto’s Westbury National Show Systems, which also has offices in Kingston and Ottawa, has joined the Adamson network, having recently purchased a sizable E-Series rig, consisting of E15 and E12 line array modules as well as E119 and E219 subwoofers.
Pursuing its expansion plan in North America, Solotech announced the opening of a new office in Nashville, TN. Led by Paul Owen, the office will develop new business opportunities in international touring and special events.
Cymatic Audio has announced the appointment of Audio Plus Services (USA) and sister company Plurison (Canada) as the distributor of its line of multi-track recorders and players throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Audio Plus Services/Plurison is the distributor of high-end hi-fi and professional brands, such as Focal, Naim, Cambridge Audio, SPL, and many others.
Montreal’s Mathieu Marano has launched a new online program at www.mycanadianstudio.com called My Canadian Studio. Produced by ÜberMedia and The Montreal Creative Front and shot a Coup Monté Studios in Montreal, this series is a spin-off the popular web TV show Mon Studio au Canada that has been going for three years. It is a weekly online show aimed at educating and advancing Canadian media professionals, touching all aspects of live production, performance, and distribution.
Westbury National has announced that its second annual Imagine hybrid technology showcase and networking event will be held on March 9, 2016. It’s an opportunity for event producers and corporate AV professionals to come together to see, touch, and interact with the latest in event and audiovisual technology while building relationships in the event production and AV community.
Radial Engineering has been selected the winner of the 2015 British Columbia Export Award in the Digital Media & Entertainment Category.
Awarded by the Provincial government and the BC Division of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters trade and industry association, Radial was among over 400 nominated businesses being considered for 12 award categories. This is the first nomination and win for Radial for a BC Export Award. Radial President Peter Janis accepted the award presented on Nov. 20th in Vancouver.
The Audio Engineering Society Educational Foundation has announced the establishment of “Advancing Audio – The Tom Kite Scholarship.” The scholarship honors Kite’s legacy of dedication to engineering excellence in audio and audio measurement, as well as his achievements within the AES and as vice president of engineering of Audio Precision, the scholarship’s sponsor.
The Unison Holiday Schmoozefest is a chance to celebrate the season with notable Canadian music professionals and artists at Toronto’s chic Spice Route Bistro+Bar. No potluck offering or secret santa gift required! Your $25 ticket goes to support Unison’s programs for members of the music community in their times of crisis. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 draw, and special guest DJs.
The Media Networking Alliance (MNA) –the professional AV industry alliance established to promote awareness and uptake of AES67 –has appointed members to its board. At the same time, Solid State Logic has joined the alliance.
Announcing the appointments to its board, the MNA confirmed the appointment of Rich Zwiebel, VP, Systems Strategy, QSC Audio Products LLC as chairman, and Terry Holton, GM of Yamaha R&D Centre as vice chairman. Marty Sacks, VP of sales, support and marketing for The Telos Alliance is appointed as financial officer, and Bill Scott, VP of engineering and technology at Bosch Communications Systems, and Andreas Hilmer, director of marketing and communications at Lawo, are also appointed as members of the board.