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  • Monday, February 06, 2012
    meyer sound
    PSW Staff 02/06/12 03:27 PM,
    Meyer Sound has announced Miguel Lourtie as its new European technical services manager, where he will supervise the company’s technical support team in Europe and assume primary responsibility for sales support and design services in the region. “Customer support is paramount at Meyer Sound,” says John Monitto, Meyer Sound’s director of technical support worldwide. “Our customers expect an extremely high level of technical expertise and customer service. With his outstanding technical skills, customer rapport, experience in the field, and fluency… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessLoudspeakerManufacturerAudio

  • full compass
    PSW Staff 02/06/12 12:43 PM,
    Full Compass Systems has named Jim Ripp as its new assistant sales manager, bringing a wide range of music industry related sales and management experience to the role. Ripp studied at the University of Wisconsin - School of Music with a dual degree in Piano Performance and K-12 Music Education. While there, he began working at Forbes-Meagher Music Company as a sales/general manager, and also served as director of education.  In addition to handling sales and accounting functions at Forbes,… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessManufacturerAudio

  • nsca
    PSW Staff 02/06/12 07:22 AM,
    The latest Market Intelligence Briefing (MIB) report from the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA), Channel Trends and Issues: Dynamics of Product Procurement in the Low Voltage Commercial Electronic Systems Industry, examines the continually evolving product procurement opportunities many systems integrators face in today’s way of conducting business. The report provides a distinct difference in the varying methods – including sales representatives to two-step distributors – and outlines the trends of purchasing, product sourcing, dealer business programs, and how systems integrators… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVBusinessEducationAudio

  • Friday, February 03, 2012
    live sound
    Paul Watson 02/03/12 09:41 AM,
    John Penn has seen a lot in his 35-plus years in the pro audio business, which officially began with the founding of Disco Sigma Sound Enterprises in 1975 at the age of 19. Now the managing director of that fledgling start-up - SSE Audio Group, the largest PA firm in the United Kingdom – John recently sat down with me and shared his thoughts on the sound hire market in his part of the world, as well as some of… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollBusinessAudio

  • biamp system
    PSW Staff 02/03/12 08:34 AM,
    Biamp Systems is further developing its executive management structure through the creation of three new key positions to provide new focus on product and services innovation; global marketing and sales strategies; organizational scalability; and even more effective service to its customers. In support of these goals, Biamp has made the following executive appointments: Graeme Harrison has been appointed to the position of executive vice president of marketing; Matt Czyzewski has been named the executive vice president of operations; and Ron… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessManufacturerNetworkingProcessorAudio

  • yamaha
    PSW Staff 02/03/12 07:10 AM,
    Effective April 1, 2012, Yamaha Electronics Corporation, USA (YEC), which is the U.S. sales and marketing company for audiovisual products, will be merged into Yamaha’s U.S. sales and marketing subsidiary, Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA).  Both companies are located in Buena Park, California, with YEC originally established as a 100-percent-owned subsidiary of YCA in 1981. The merger objectives include realizing maximum synergies, increasing management efficiency, principally in administrative business processes, and implementing closely coordinated sales and marketing of musical instruments… View this post
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  • shure
    PSW Staff 02/03/12 06:38 AM,
    Thousands of counterfeit Shure microphones were recently confiscated by customs officials in Peru and Paraguay. The actions were the result of ongoing investigations by Shure representatives in both countries, in cooperation with local customs and law enforcement agencies. The seized products will be destroyed under the supervision of customs agents. In Peru, 2,303 counterfeit Shure microphones were seized by customs officials as the products were being imported into the country. The microphones included models C606, SM58, and PG58. Also confiscated… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessManufacturerMicrophoneAudio

  • Thursday, February 02, 2012
    PSW Staff 02/02/12 12:57 PM,
    Powersoft is now a member of Crestron Integrated Partner Program with the full permanent installations catalog, which is a plug-in, developed by Crestron for Powersoft, that includes the entire range of products. The catalog allows seamless integration of Powersoft amplifiers in Crestron-controlled environments, including video, security, evacuation and other remotely accessible devices. The feature set includes full alarm monitoring, mute and volume control, preset selection, power on/off, and real time metering for Duecanali, M Series and K Series. In addition,… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollAmplifierAVBusinessInstallationPowerAudio

  • Wednesday, February 01, 2012
    PSW Staff 02/01/12 08:01 AM,
    Oslo Audio has become the first rental company in Norway to invest in L-Acoustics KARA WST line source loudspeakers, ordering 24 cabinets from local distributor Scandec Systemer. The KARA loudspeakers are powered by L-Acoustics LA-RAK amplified controllers and supplemented with SB18 subwoofers. “KARA has a flexibility that will enable us to use the system for pretty much all venues in Norway,” says Paal Klaastad of Oslo Audio. “For us the audio performance of the KARA system was never in question.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollAmplifierBusinessConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Tuesday, January 31, 2012
    PSW Staff 01/31/12 08:31 AM,
    Belgium-based AV rental system provider AED Rent has signed on as the first adopter of the just-introduced JBL Professional  VTX V25 line array loudspeaker, as well as a strategic partner in the VTX Network. AED Rent is known in Europe as a market leader and a total system provider. “Our mission statement is quite simple: To develop and maintain a flexible group of companies on a Pan-European base that offers a total solution for the professional in the AV industry,”… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollProductAVBusinessLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer