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Early Details Set For Westbury’s 2016 Imagine AV Tradeshow

February 2nd, 2016

0XImagineWestbury 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.

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beyerdynamic Expands Management Team & Expands International Activities

February 1st, 2016

Germany-based manufacturer beyerdynamic has expanded its management team and global strategy. The company says the approach aims to build on beyerdynamic’s strengths and tap into new markets. At the same time, the global sales network will be expanded, and international brand awareness will be increased.

The new strategy is also reflected by three people:

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ADI Now Distributing Auratone Studio Monitors

January 28th, 2016
Auratone’s Alexander Jacobsen (left) & ADI’s Richard Lasnier

Auratone’s Alexander Jacobsen (left) & ADI’s Richard Lasnier

Audio Distributors International (ADI) has announced its appointment as exclusive Canadian distributor for the Auratone brand of studio monitor speakers.

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Neutrik Promotes Chris Neethling to Chief Sales Officer

January 27th, 2016

CNeethling_HiNeutrik has announced that Chris Neethling, formerly Global Financial Manager for Neutrik USA, has been promoted to Chief Sales Officer of the entire Neutrik Group. He joined Neutrik USA in 2009.

In his prior role at Neutrik USA, Neethling coordinated global pricing and logistics for Neutrik’s international customers based in the U.S. Additionally, he supervised the Neutrik USA’s financial, warehousing, supply chain management and I.T. functions. In his new role as Chief Sales Officer, reporting directly to the CEO of the Neutrik group, Chris will expand his coordination of global sales activities to encompass all of Neutrik’s cross-border sales activities. Additionally, he will be responsible for the marketing activities of Neutrik worldwide. He will step away from his other existing functions at Neutrik USA as he transitions into his new role.

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Professional Wireless Systems Appoints William O’Keefe Manufacturing Manager

January 27th, 2016

Will O'Keefe_PWSProfessional Wireless Systems (PWS), a Masque Sound Company,, has named William O’Keefe as manufacturing manager. O’Keefe returns to PWS where he previously worked in the manufacturing department from May 2011 through April 2013.

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InfoComm Releases New Standard to Harmonize Cable Labeling Practices

January 27th, 2016

Component-cablesInfoComm International has announced the publication of a new audiovisual standard, Cable Labeling for Audiovisual Systems (CLAS). The new standard defines requirements for labeling cables used in installed AV systems and provides guidance for the easy identification of all power and signal paths in a completed system. Proper cable labeling aids in the operation, support, maintenance, and troubleshooting of AV systems.

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Rode Microphones’ Peter Freedman Receives Order of Australia

January 26th, 2016
Peter Freedman

Peter Freedman

Founder and managing director of Australian audio company RØDE Microphones, Peter Freedman, has been appointed a member of the Order of Australia in the General Division, in recognition for significant service to business, manufacturing and export, and his philanthropic support of cultural events.

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EAW Co-Founder Kenton Forsythe Announces Retirement

January 26th, 2016

Forsythe_kenton_bEastern Acoustic Works (EAW) has announced the retirement of Kenton Forsythe, executive vice president of strategic engineering. Forsythe, one of the original founders of EAW, has spent his career advancing loudspeaker technology and design. In 2011 he received a Parnelli Award for audio innovation as further testament to his contributions to the professional audio industry.

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Open Control Architecture is standardized as AES70

January 23rd, 2016

Open Control Architecture (OCA) – an open control and monitoring standard for professional audio and AV media network devices – has been officially standardized on 4 January 2016 by the Audio Engineering Society Standards Committee (AESSC) in the newly published AES70-2015 standard for audio applications of networks – Open Control Architecture. With the ratification of OCA as AES70, it is now an official public open standard.

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Contemporary Research Appoints Thorvin Electronics as Canadian Distributor

January 21st, 2016

Jean-Marc Langevin, VP of Thorvin Electronics, has announced that Contemporary Research Corporation has appointed Thorvin Electronics as its Canadian distributor.

Contemporary research is a company that designs and manufactures intelligent solutions for system integration. Starting with professional TV tuners and AV routers, the Contemporary Research family of products includes HDTV tuners, QMOD HDTV Modulators, Display Express Control Systems, and classroom integration solutions. All created for the systems market.

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