Revolabs, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, has announced the hiring of Michael Fitch as Revolabs’ new vice president of sales for the Americas. In his new role, Fitch will focus on expanding the company’s presence in the Unified Communications (UC) market as AV rapidly converges with IT.
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ADAM Audio has announced the appointment of Christian Hellinger to the position of managing director. In his new role, Hellinger will oversee global sales, distribution, marketing, R&D, post-sales support and service, product management, and strategy for ADAM Audio worldwide. Hellinger will be based in ADAM Audio’s headquarters in Berlin.
Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) has announced the appointment of Bernie Broderick and Jeremy Forsythe to Business Development Managers, live and installed sound, respectively. The new positions provide a more concentrated focus on the two primary vertical markets for the loudspeaker manufacturer.
wePresent is a collaboration technology that offers networked devices that allow mirroring and streaming to a display. wePresent helps schools and businesses share, discuss, and contribute the right tools for a wide array of situations, user groups, or applications, such as education, corporate, hospitality, and healthcare.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) is seeking proposals for technical papers for the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017), which will be held from Oct. 23-26, 2017, in Hollywood, CA. Proposed papers must be informational and address technical theory, research, innovations, applications, or practices specific to an evolving technology relevant to the media industry. Abstracts must be submitted online no later than May 15, 2017.
“As SMPTE enters its next century, technological innovation is accelerating,” says SMPTE Education Director Sara Kudrle, SMPTE Fellow and SMPTE 2017 program committee co-chair along with Thomas Edwards. “The technologies that enable creative storytelling have already made significant advancements. Higher resolutions, faster frame rates, wider color gamut, and bit depths are regularly being introduced while current conversations are exploring IT and cloud technologies, virtualization, and artificial intelligence with a focus on how they will impact the industry. The papers presented at the conference will delve into these and other key questions shaping the future of the motion imaging industry.”
From April 4-7, 2017, Prolight + Sound will offer an extensive program of lectures covering all facets of the event industry. Aimed at both newcomers to the sector and experts, the lectures will be held in the Forum building, close to the City Entrance of the Exhibition Centre in Franfurt, Germany.
As in previous years, the program is split into three parts, the Prolight + Sound Conference, the Manufacturers’ Forum and the Eventplaza Conference. Numerous lectures will be given in English and are aimed at an international audience.
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d&b audiotechnik has announced the appointment of Stephan Greiner as chief sales officer. As of March 1, 2017, Greiner serves as a member of the managing board, reporting directly to CEO Amnon Harman.
Greiner succeeds Hans-Peter Nüdling, taking responsibility for global sales and sales operations, as well as education, application support, and product services.
Marshall is a veteran of the Canadian music industry as a musician, recording engineer, and former marketing manager for Yorkville Sound. He started his career in the industry in the early ’90s as a sales associate at Long & McQuade.
“Tim’s background and vast experience make him a great addition to the Erikson Audio team,” says Jeff Carman, Erikson Audio Vice President. “We are excited to have him on board.”
Erikson Audio, a JAM Industries company, has announced it is now the Canadian distributor for Warm Audio, which manufacturers studio gear such as microphones, mic pres, compressors, and more.
“We are very happy to be adding Warm Audio to the Erikson Audio catalogue,” Erikson Audio’s Jeff Carman, Sr. VP at JAM Industries. “The lineup of professional analog recording gear – at unheard of prices – is a perfect complement to our existing line-card. Warm is an up-and-coming brand, and we are excited to bring that growth to the Canadian market.”
On 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).