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Create & Connect the Perfect Meeting By Taking the AMX Video Booth Tour from InfoComm 2012: Over 20 Videos to Watch!


From Enova DVX to Enova DGX and the new Modero X Series Multi Preview and Rapid Project Maker tools, AMX demonstrated the most innovative uses of meeting room technology at InfoComm 2012. Take the tour at: http://www.amx.com/infocomm12

The Artcoustic DF Multi has become a classic design both technically and aesthetically since it’s first design back in 1998. As the original LCR loudspeaker designer and manufacturer, and one often imitated, a brand new LCR from Artcoustic is always big news. The latest version is the Artcoustic Multi Soundbar SL available in 3 standard sizes to suit the most popular flat screens available today, with bespoke options also possible to suit almost any screen perfectly. As with all the previous versions of this iconic product, the new Artcoustic Multi Soundbar SL can be configured as either an LCR or mono loudspeaker. Shipping in August, the world’s best LCR loudspeaker just got better…

Atlona® recently announced that the company has formed a distribution partnership with Texas-based WAVE Electronics. Under the agreement, WAVE Electronics will distribute and provide dealer training for Atlona’s entire line of digital connectivity solutions throughout the U.S.

Currently operating from 7 locations, WAVE Electronics is the largest independent custom installation distributor — selling consumer electronics and custom installation products ranging from video displays and audio to security and automation. With innovative features such as “hand-pick” warehouses, working demo storyboards, and dealer marketing services; WAVE has always strived to provide the latest products, services, and support to its customers.


“We are excited to have Atlona on board as we begin our expansion as a national distributor,” said Mark Fukuda, president of WAVE Electronics. “We will be adding three or four branches every year, and by 2015, we plan to have 10 new branches across the U.S. For our dealers, this means greater access to the innovation and reliability behind Atlona’s digital connectivity solutions.”

“Partnering with WAVE Electronics is a great opportunity for Atlona. With its unique business model, the company places an emphasis on dealer care, customer service, and innovation that matches our own,” said Ilya Khayn, president and CEO of Atlona. “As we continue to experience our own rapid growth throughout the U.S., WAVE Electronics will play a key role in meeting distribution demands.”

Why Settle for Off-The-Shelf?

When it comes to designing home theaters or media rooms what has become evident is that home theater enthusiasts are seeking more unique options rather than settling for ‘off-the-shelf’ products.

The Kensington was a collaborative effort between the home owner, his designer and Fortress. The challenge was to develop a home theater chair that echoed tones of his Ferrari along with the necessary criteria of a theater chair. The open arms lighten the scale of the chair and the channeled back adds a unique look and fantastic comfort.

Fortress Seating is one of the few companies in the industry that manufactures their own chairs.  Working with a prime manufacturer, like Fortress, gives the client and the integrator the flexibility to customize the seating anyway they like.  Whether it’s following a particular curve in the room, creating a custom design, or incorporating some of our one-of-a-kind accessories, Fortress is here to help.  Function and design are Fortress trademarks.


Seating Designed to Your Specifications

As shown:         Single-Dual-Single; 6” wide open arms

Upholstery:       Inset seat and back: Faux Suede; Balance of chair: Luxtan Black Leather

 Fortress, a prime USA manufacturer of high-end office furniture, has been solving seating challenges since the 40’s.Bringing this experience to the home theater market, Fortress established itself as a quality builder capable of customizing theater chairs to the users specifications. With a corporate philosophy of “Let’s give it a try”, almost anything is possible.




IC Realtime becomes the official sponsor of XFC MMA

he XFC is the largest pro mixed martial arts promotion in the East Coast of the USA. A premier MMA organization based out of Tampa, Florida, founder and CEO John Prisco had a vision to bring a real life take on the world’s fastest growing sport, Mixed Martial Arts. Xtreme Fighting Championships strive to bring you the most exciting and well rounded fighters from around the globe, from every weight class including both men & women’s PRO MMA, and also including a recently added Super Heavy-Weight Division.

XFC shows can be seen LIVE on HDnet as well as many cable networks throughout the country including (but not limited to) Brighthouse, Dishnetwork, DirectTV, & more! XFC has produced fight cards in Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, & Greece. XFC is currently pursuing national & international ventures across the USA and in 12 other countries.

Lake LM26 provides ‘mega church’ quality sound at former portable church


Featuring a full electric praise band regularly augmented by strings and other acoustic instruments, services at the Living Hope Church’s new permanent facility in Piperton, Tennessee are extremely contemporary. Correspondingly, when Memphis-based designer/integrator, Elite Multimedia Inc. set out to provide a highly flexible system to meet the needs of Living Hope’s growing congregation, they chose Lake’s LM 26 signal processor based on the wide range of control it offered over equalization, limiting and delay for the church’s FOH mains.


“There’s a substantial difference in the quality of this system compared to the one they used when they operated as a portable church,” explains Wade Russell, lead systems integrator at Elite. “One of the main reasons we selected the Lake LM 26 was the fact that it did 96k AES. We’re running AES from a Midas PRO2C console to the LM 26 and the amps, and integrating the Midas and Lake processing was key to creating a very dynamic system that was powerful and had the depth and stereo imaging they were looking for. The variety of customizable filters within the Lake LM 26 definitely helped us achieve that.”


The response from both congregants and other engineers has been overwhelmingly positive. “When we made the decision to move into a building of our own, we approached everything with our sound system by saying ‘let’s go ahead and put the best gear in and make a big impact’ and Lake was simply the best,” says Living Hope’s audio technician, Tim Johnson. “Not only does it provide a great signal path, but with the built in filtering we were able to get the sound image we were looking for so wherever people sit they have the same experience. People who don’t know a lot about audio know that they love what they hear, and people who do can’t get over the how crystal clear the sound is. You’re hearing true, clean signal at 96k and the detail of every instrument. Literally, you feel like you’re up on stage with the musicians.”


Both Johnson and Living Hope’s worship pastor, David Lewis, come from mega church backgrounds, and both wanted to bring the same level of sound quality to this smaller venue. “But in actuality,” Johnson adds, “with the Lake LM 26, this far surpasses the quality we had in those larger churches.” There is one potential problem, however. “After we listened to the system, David said, ‘I don’t know if this is a good thing or a bad thing. My band is really going to have to practice hard because if we don’t sound good, we certainly can’t blame it on the system.’”


Elite Multimedia, Inc. is a faith based A/V firm specializing in the provision of audio, video and lighting solutions for a broad range of house of worship, concert and special event applications throughout the Southeastern United States.


The Velodyne Wave: Wireless bass. Elegant style.

Velodyne Acoustics, Inc. will be debuting a new subwoofer line during CEDIA, 2012. The legendary developer of audio technology will be showing the Velodyne Wave, which features Velodyne’s Wi-Connect technology that has been integrated into the subwoofer. This allows for freedom to place it anywhere in the home without wires. The subwoofer line also offers remote controlled, one-touch Auto-EQ and high-performance bass at an affordable price. Velodyne’s Wave is packed with features including high output extended excursion drivers, down firing ported design for low distortion, and a green class-D amplifier.

This sub also boasts an elegant style with its unique signature wave, adding a modern design twist to a traditional consumer electronics product.

Velodyne’s Wave will be available in September, 2012 and sold exclusively through authorized Velodyne retailers.