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Registration Now Open for Expo-Scene 2017

October 24th, 2016
Photo by: Marco Laperrière EXPO-SCÈNE 2016

EXPO-SCÈNE 2016 [Photo by: Marco Laperrière]

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

Last year, organizers increased the exhibit space by 50 per cent and scheduled more seminars and workshops, which covered health and safety, new and future technologies, and real-world technical advice.

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Dante Training Program to be Offered at The 2017 NAMM Show

October 24th, 2016

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TEC Tracks session [Photo: Getty Images for NAMM]

The 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.The sessions will be presented at the show by Audinate, and will offer attendees the opportunity to experience an intensive two-days of hands-on training as part of the company’s Dante Certification Program. As an added programming bonus, TEC Tracks at The NAMM Show will host a special “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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Barix Founder Johannes Rietschel Returns to Company as CTO

October 20th, 2016
Johannes Rietschel, Barix Founder

Johannes Rietschel, Barix Founder

Audio over IP company Barix today announced that company founder Johannes Rietschel has returned to the company as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). This is one of several executive-level changes as Barix prepares to introduce new product strategies and innovations to its many markets, including professional AV, broadcast, retail, and security, the company says. 

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Music Group Appoints Jamie O’Callaghan as Tannoy’s Head of Global Sales, Lifestyle Division

October 20th, 2016

jamie-ocallaghanTannoy, a loudspeaker brand and part of Music Group’s brand portfolio, has announced the appointment of Jamie O’Callaghan as Head of Global Sales for its Lifestyle Division, who the company says has “vast experience in worldwide distribution.”

O’Callaghan comments, “Tannoy’s renowned 90-Year heritage along with MUSIC’s extraordinary resources and capabilities has drawn me to this amazing opportunity. I am very honoured to be part of a fantastic team that will execute Tannoy’s ambitious vision to deliver outstanding customer experience and products that represent that vision. We are assembling a team of very passionate sales people to build even stronger relationships with our global distribution partners.“

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Focusrite Novation Inc. Names Craig Lewis Director of Sales

October 20th, 2016

craiglewisFocusrite Novation Inc., the wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of the U.K.-based manufacturer Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd., announced the appointment of industry veteran Craig Lewis to the position of director of sales for the Focusrite and Novation brands, with the exception of Focusrite’s Red and RedNet product lines (Focusrite Red and RedNet will continue to be handled by Kurt Howell, National Accounts Manager). The announcement was made by Focusrite Novation Inc. President Phil Wagner.

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LS Media Named Exclusive Canadian Distributor for Avid Live Sound Solutions; Joins Avid Learning Partner Program

October 19th, 2016
LS Media's Hugo Larin

LS Media’s Hugo Larin

After being an Avid agent for the last 10 years, LS Media has become the exclusive Canadian distributor for Avid’s live sound solutions, and it has joined the select Avid Learning Partner (ALP) program providing training in the use of Avid products.

Managed by national sales director Hugo Larin, Montreal-based LS Media, as Avid’s exclusive Canadian distributor for live sound, supplies customers with Avid live sound systems, including the Avid VENUE | S6L mixing system.

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One Systems Names Garry Templin Director Of Sales, North America

October 11th, 2016
One System’s Garry Templin (left) & Doug MacCallum

One System’s Garry Templin (left) & Doug MacCallum

One Systems Inc. has named Garry Templin to the position of director of sales, North America for all three of the company’s brands – One Systems, On Point Audio, and P.Audio. The announcement was made by Doug MacCallum, president of One Systems, Inc.

Templin joined the company earlier this year to spearhead sales efforts for the P.Audio brand. This position provides him better access to the sales reps across all brands, further solidifying the sound reinforcement solutions that One Systems’ products provide to the industry, according to the company.

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

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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Music Group Hires James Bradbury to Lead Tannoy’s Lifestyle Division

October 6th, 2016

james-bradburyMUSIC Group, parent company of audio brand Tannoy, has today announced the appointment of a new VP to lead its Lifestyle Division. The company has hired James Bradbury to execute a vision to strengthen Tannoy’s market position.

Bradbury has general management experience in the international marketplace in areas such as connected home and digital marketing.

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QSC Acquires Ultra-Stereo Labs

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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