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IN MEMORIUM

IN MEMORIUM

Crestron founder and passionate innovator George Feldstein passed away on 4 November. Crestron has issued a statement on its website: It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of Crestron’s Chairman and Founder, George Feldstein. After a brave battle with brain cancer over the past year, he passed away peacefully at his home
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November 7, 2014 People

IN MEMORIUM

IN MEMORIUM

MARIO DE SISTI 1941 – 2014 De Sisti founder and lighting designer Mario De Sisti passed away on October 31. His sons Fabio and Sergio have released a statement on the company’s website, honouring their father and and saying they plan to continue his legacy: The De Sisti organisation with deep regret, would like to inform
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November 7, 2014 Industry, People

MUSIC GROUP APAC APPOINTMENT

MUSIC GROUP APAC APPOINTMENT

Music Group has appointed Karan Kathuria to the post of senior manager, professional division for Asia Pacific, which includes the key business segments of China and India. Karan will report to Graham Rowlands, who heads global sales for the division. In his new role, Kathuria will be responsible for growing the Music Group brands Midas,
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November 3, 2014 People

NEMETSCHEK ACQUIRES BLUEBEAM

NEMETSCHEK ACQUIRES BLUEBEAM

Vectorworks parent company Nemetschek AG has acquired California-based software provider Bluebeam for US $100 million. “Bluebeam is a perfect complement to our existing suite of design and BIM [building information modeling] solutions for the architecture, entertainment and landscape marketplace,” says Nemetschek Vectorworks CEO and Nemetschek AG executive Sean Flaherty. “We’re committed to open standards, and
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October 13, 2014 Companies

DANMON ASIA TO DISTRIBUTE EVERTZ

DANMON ASIA TO DISTRIBUTE EVERTZ

Danmon Asia Ltd has been appointed distributor of Evertz’s complete line of audio and video infrastructure equipment for the television broadcast and film industry throughout Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. “With its excellent customer-focused concept and partnership philosophy enhanced with significant expertise in video delivery in multi-channel, digital environment, Danmon Asia is the ideal partner
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October 8, 2014 Companies

RIEDEL APPOINTMENT

RIEDEL APPOINTMENT

Riedel Communications has announced the appointment of Espen Brynildsen as technical solutions manager for Riedel Australia. In this new position, Brynildsen will play a central role in designing and managing solutions delivered to customers throughout Australia and New Zealand. “Espen’s extensive experience spans both the sales and rental markets across the video, broadcast, digital signage,
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October 1, 2014 People

BARCO BUYS IOSONO

BARCO BUYS IOSONO

German 3D audio specialist Iosono has become part of Barco’s Entertainment division and will now be known as Barco Audio Technologies. The move is expected to have a significant impact on the continued development of the Auro 11.1 immersive cinema sound system created by Barco and its partner Auro Technologies, with the addition of the
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September 30, 2014 Companies

A QUESTION OF ROYALTIES

A QUESTION OF ROYALTIES

The AV guide to copyright and music reproduction. Text:/ Jen Temm We all know – or should by now – that you need licences to play music, videos and broadcasts in a business, shop, at an event, or any other non-domestic setting. This applies to live performances, recordings, broadcasts and even the hold music on
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September 19, 2014 Industry

PCEC TECHNICAL DIRECTOR APPOINTED

PCEC TECHNICAL DIRECTOR APPOINTED

AVPartners has appointed Ben Hamblin as technical director at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC), following its reappointment as the venue’s in-house AV partner.   A graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Music Technology, Hamblin joined AVPartners in 2011 as project manager at PCEC. He has worked
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September 17, 2014 People

ULA LIFTS THE FOG

ULA LIFTS THE FOG

ULA has announced its appointment as an Australian distributor for Antari fog machines. “For 20 years Antari has been present in our ULA product range as an OEM partner but now we will be offering Antari fog generators and fluids in their own right,” says ULA Group managing director Cuono Biviano. “The Antari range is
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September 16, 2014 Companies