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Eighteen Sound Names Director Of Sales North America; Assumes Control Of Ciare Srl Sales

June 22nd, 2015

 

Eighteen Sound Director of North American Sales, Jeffrey Cox

Eighteen Sound Director of North American Sales, Jeffrey Cox

Italian loudspeaker manufacturer Eighteen Sound has announced the appointment of Jeffrey Cox as director of sales for North America. Additionally, Eighteen Sound has announced a strategic agreement with Ciare Srl of Senigallia, Italy, which allows Eighteen Sound control of worldwide sales of Ciare Srl. The agreement, which takes effect immediately, serves to broaden the scope of Eighteen Sound’s product line as well as expanding its access to new global markets through Ciare sales channels worldwide.

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InfoComm 2015 Attendance Up 5.6%

June 22nd, 2015

InfoComm 2015InfoComm 2015 organizers have announced that 39,105 people atteneded the latest edition of the annual AV conference and exhibition, which was held June 13-19, 2015 in Orlando, FL. This represents a 5.6 per cent increase in attendance over InfoComm 2014.

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Lineup for AES 59th Conference on Sound Reinforcement Released

June 18th, 2015

ADD4 MTLThe full lineup of special events, workshops, paper sessions, and tutorials has been released for the 59th AES International Conference on Sound Reinforcement, which will be held at McGill University in Montreal from July 15-17, 2015. This is the first AES International Conference in over 25 years dedicated to large scale sound reinforcement, public address, and live sound.

For the full schedule, go to www.aes.org/conferences/59/PresentersList.

PS 2015 Next Generation Survey Results

June 18th, 2015

Professional Sound surveyed pro sound professionals across the country to get their thoughts and impressions on the younger generation working in the industry as well as the schools/programs that have trained them.  Here are the results:

Into which of the following age grouping do you fall?

0-19       2%

20-29    8%

30-39    18%

40-49   16%

50-59   29%

60 and over   27%

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Harman Acquires SVSi

June 18th, 2015
Blake Augsburger, president of the Harman Professional Division

Blake Augsburger, president of the Harman Professional Division

Harman International has acquired SVSi, a maker of networked AV products.

Based in Huntsville, AL, SVSi manufactures and sells an extensive portfolio of products for delivering AV over an IP network. Included among these is a full range of encoders and decoders, windowing/wall processors, an audio transceiver, video recorder, and management software. SVSi will join Harman Professional’s Video and Control Strategic Business Unit (SBU) led by Rashid Skaf and marketed under the AMX by Harman brand. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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AES Toronto Meeting Tomorrow on Acoustics Measurement & Control

June 15th, 2015

RPG Peter D’AntonioAt the AES Toronto meeting happening tomorrow, Tuesday, June 16th, Dr. Peter D’Antonio, Founder/Chairman of RPG Diffusor Systems will discuss RPG’s evolution of products and services over the past three decades and the current state-of-the-art in measuring the absorption, scattering and diffusion coefficients, using multiple microphone technology. He will also describe the services offered by the Chesapeake Acoustic Research Institute he founded in 2007.

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Meyer Sound’s Bob McCarthy to Give AES59 Conference Keynote Address

June 12th, 2015
Bob McCarthy

Bob McCarthy

The keynote address at the 59th AES Conference on Sound Reinforcement will be presented by Bob McCarthy, director of system optimization at Meyer Sound. McCarthy is an international authority in sound system design and optimization. His book, Sound Systems: Design and Optimization (Focal Press), is considered a definitive work in the field of sound system measurement and tuning. Bob McCarthy designed countless systems around the world of all scales and types including more than 10 Cirque du Soleil productions and seven productions of Wicked.

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Ontario Staging Limited Moving Locations

June 12th, 2015

Ontario Staging Limited (OSL) will be in a new location as of July 1, 2015, though the company will remain in the Greater Toronto Area.

OSL’s new address will be: 32 Bermondsey Rd., East York, ON, M4B 1Z5.

OSL’s phone and fax numbers will remain the sale.

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Erikson Audio Now Distributing Fluid Audio

June 9th, 2015

Erikson Audio’s Carlos Avila [Photo by Benjamin Russell]

Erikson Audio’s Carlos Avila [Photo by Benjamin Russell]

Erikson Audio has been appointed the exclusive distributor for the Fluid Audio range of studio monitors in Canada.

According to Erikson Audio Vice-President, Jeff Carman, “Fluid Audio is an up and coming professional monitor company that is already highly successful in other markets. We’re very pleased to bring their excellent combination of high quality, solid build, and affordable prices to the Canadian market.”

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MuxLab Names Techni+Contact As Its Canadian Distributor

June 9th, 2015
Techni+Contact's Julie Legault

Techni+Contact’s Julie Legault

MuxLab has announced the addition Techni+Contact Canada as its newest Canadian distributor it expand its presence across Canada.

“MuxLab’s longstanding reputation for reliable Pro AV products complements our existing lines to offer our extensive dealer network complete audio-video solutions,” says Julie Legault, VP Operations for Techni+Contact.

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