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InfoComm Releases Updated Standard for Audio Coverage Uniformity

May 9th, 2017

InfoComm-InternationalInfoComm International announced today the release of the updated standard Audio Coverage Uniformity (ACU) in Listener Areas (ANSI/INFOCOMM A102.01:2017).

With advancements in technology and continual audio coverage problems, InfoComm says it was important to produce an updated version of the ACU standard, which was first released in 2009. Although the original ACU standard was designed for audio coverage in enclosed environments, the 2017 version expands to cover most listener areas.

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Saved By Technology Purchased by Long & McQuade

May 4th, 2017

Saved by TechnologyPopular downtown Toronto specialty MIDI and audio equipment retailer Saved By Technology has been acquired by Long & McQuade but will retain its name and staff. The announcement was made today by store co-owner Jim Burgess.

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SFM Now Distributing Atlona AV Products in Canada

May 1st, 2017
SFM's HQ in Dorval, QC

SFM’s HQ in Dorval, QC

Atlona has announced a new distribution partnership with SFM. Based in Dorval, QC, SFM will act as an extension of Atlona’s sales and support network across Canada, joining a growing roster of global partners specializing in Atlona AV solutions and products.

SFM says it aims to work with suppliers that share similar business and technology philosophies. In partnering with Atlona, the SFM team believes it has found a company focused on interoperable solutions that also address the pertinent industry trends. Mike Calo, brand manager for SFM, points to Atlona’s recent innovations for AV over IP (OmniStream) and cloud-based control (Velocity) as particularly appealing.

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Plugivery Announces Distribution of Maestro Music Software

May 1st, 2017

imgPlugivery and Maestro Music Software today announce that they have partnered to offer easier access to all Maestro notation and composition software for pro audio resellers and music stores worldwide.

Plugivery, a distributor of audio software, plug-ins, and sound libraries via electronic delivery, and Maestro Music Software, an music composition and notation software company, have partnered in order to make all of Maestro Music’s professional notation software available to a wider range of pro audio dealers and music stores all around the world.

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Speaker Lineup Announced for InfoComm 2017’s Center Stage

April 27th, 2017

IC17-Center-Stage2InfoComm International has announced the debut of Center Stage at InfoComm 2017, which is being held from June 14-16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Center Stage will host a series of conversations among leading technology practitioners, users, researchers, and thinkers. These experts come from diverse fields that use AV technology to extend human capabilities.

“InfoComm is an environment for showcasing the best in AV solutions,” says Jason McGraw, senior VP of expositions for InfoComm International. “This year, we designed Center Stage to be the platform on the trade show floor where thought leaders will share how AV is impacting their facet of the world.”

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FMAV Wins ‘AV Production Company of the Year’ at the 2017 Live Music Industry Awards

April 25th, 2017

frame-001026Audiovisual and event technology company FMAV was awarded the AV Production Company of the Year honour at the 2017 Live Music Industry Awards, presented by El Mocambo. Held during Canadian Music Week, the awards celebrate the best of Canada’s live music business sector.

“It’s truly an honour to share the stage with some of the best and brightest in the Canadian music scene,” says Dave Corkum, General Manger, Halifax, FMAV who received the award from host, Paul Shaffer. “We were up against some very stiff competition and feel very proud that we were called to the stage.”

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Harry Boyce & Associates Now Representing Roland Pro AV in Western Canada

April 24th, 2017
Harry Boyce

Harry Boyce

Roland Pro AV Canada has announced the appointment of Harry Boyce, CTS – Harry Boyce & Associates – to represent Roland Pro AV in British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. This announcement is now in effect.

As the Roland Pro AV product lines continue to expand in this region; this appointment answers the growing need for expanded sales support, according to Roland. Harry Boyce is a 30-year veteran of the professional AV industry, has worked as a manufacturer’s representative, system designer, production engineer, and technician. Specializing in the design of integrated AV and control systems, his technical expertise will provide dealers with most any level of technical sales support that they may require.

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Plugivery Takes Over Global Distribution of All inMusic Brands Software

April 20th, 2017

Plugivery and inMusic Brands today announce a global distribution partnership. This exclusive partnership will allow pro audio resellers and music stores worldwide easier access for purchase of all inMusic Brands software and sound libraries.

Plugivery, a distributor of audio software, plug-ins, and sound libraries via electronic delivery, and inMusic Brands, a family of music technology and consumer electronics brands, have entered a global distribution partnership to make all of inMusic’s professional software and sound libraries available to a wider range of pro audio dealers and music stores around the world.

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Harman Professional Changes Canadian Distribution Structure

April 18th, 2017

Mark FinnHarman Professional Solution has announced that in an effort to make its Canadian distribution consistent with its corporate structure, which organizes sales teams to focus on specific vertical markets, it is changing its distribution structure in Canada.

SC Media, Harman’s Canadian distributor for more than 30 years, will now focus on the enterprise and rental markets. “SC Media has built a strong sales and marketing team over the years with deep relationships and understanding of Canada’s installation market as well as the live sound rental business,” the Harman says in its announcement. “By aligning SC Media’s focus with these two primary markets, they will be able to better leverage their strength and expertise to serve the Canada territory at an even higher level.”

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Yorkville Sound Announces New Marketing and Communications Manager

April 17th, 2017
From left to right, Jeff Cowling, VP Sales and Marketing; Kira Haden, Marketing and Communications Manager; Steve Hendee, Director of U.S. Sales

(L-R) Jeff Cowling, VP Sales and Marketing; Kira Haden, Marketing and Communications Manager; Steve Hendee, Director of U.S. Sales

Yorkville Sound has appointed Kira Haden as its new marketing and communications manager, effective immediately. She replaces Tim Marshall how recently moved to a new role with Erikson Audio.

Reporting to the VP of Sales and Marketing, Jeff Cowling, Haden’s responsibilities will include developing strategic digital campaigns, enhancing Yorkville’s brand internationally, and generating trade-specific marketing material while aiding in Yorkville’s overall comprehensive strategy.

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