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Group One Showcases New Pro Audio Products

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Group One is showcasing the following new and notable products from its roster of clientele — DiGiCo, Junger Audio, RTW, Van Damme Cables & XTA — at the upcoming InfoComm 2012 show.

DiGiCo SD5 Makes First U.S. Appearance at InfoComm 2012
A decade after the launch of the D5 Live, British audio solutions manufacturer DiGiCo launches its new incarnation, the SD5. The SD5 fits directly into the D5’s shoes, but benefits from the advancements made possible by DiGiCo’s proprietary Stealth Digital Processing. “We’ve evolved a lot over the past decade, both in terms of the way we use the available technology and our understanding of what our customers really want and need,” said DiGiCo’s managing director, James Gordon. “SD5 is the culmination of that combined knowledge, so we want to make it the next generation D5 Live.”

SD Software & Firmware Upgrades In Celebration of Anniversaries
2012 marks three major milestones in DiGiCo’s history: the anniversary of 40 years since the birth of Soundtracs, the company from which DiGiCo was born; 20 years since it made its first foray into digital consoles; and 10 years since DiGiCo took over the Soundtracs reins. To celebrate the occasion, DiGiCo has developed a series of software and firmware upgrades for its SD series of consoles — SD11, SD10, SD9, and SD8.

Until recently, MADI connectivity on your desktop or laptop required a format such as PCI or ExpressCard. This involves a time consuming set-up operation on a desktop, whilst it is increasingly difficult to find a laptop with the necessary slot. DiGiCo Solutions’ UB MADI eliminates this frustration. UB MADI allows any computer to instantly connect to MADI via the most standard connector of all, USB 2.0.

Junger Audio
The D*AP LM4 is a 4-channel Digital Audio Processor aimed at television broadcasters and video production and post production companies that need to control audio loudness while creating and editing broadcast content. Similar in concept to the Jünger Audio B46 processor, which it replaces, the D*AP LM4 also features on-board AES/EBU digital I/O, along with optional 3G/HD/SD-SDI I/O or analogue I/O. Control of this 19-inch rack-mountable unit is via a smart new front panel or via a Web interface for those who wish to operate it remotely. The newest addition to the *AP family, the D*AP LM4 incorporates Version II of Jünger Audio’s renowned LEVEL MAGIC adaptive loudness algorithm, which is compliant with all current broadcast audio loudness recommendations including ITU 1770 (versions 1 and 2), ATSC A/85, ARIB TR-B32 and EBU R128. Based on a Multi-Loop dynamic range control principle where slow changes (AGC), fast changes (Transient processing) and Look Ahead peak limiting are handled simultaneously, LEVEL MAGIC offers level management with high audio quality and without coloration, pumping, breathing, distortion or modulation effects.

TouchMonitor Series TM3 & TM9: Introduced in 2010, the TouchMonitor series is a new range of products that RTW designed to support all relevant loudness recommendations such as EBU R128 or ATSC A/85 with true peak metering, flexible I/O options with up to 16/32 input channels, a fully modular software design and more. Now shipping worldwide, the TM3 includes features of the larger TM7 and TM9 TouchMonitor versions and is controlled using a touch-sensitive display. With its budget-friendly base price, a 4.3-inch touch screen and stylish exterior allowing for horizontal and vertical placement, the TM3 is a compact solution ideal for editorial offices, edit suites and small control rooms. Featuring PPM and true-peak instruments, the TM3 offers comprehensive loudness metering in compliance with all globally relevant standards, including EBU R128, ITU BS.1770-2/1771, ATSC A/85 and ARIB. Instruments include single-channel and summing bar graphs, an LRA instrument and numerical displays. The basic version handles analog and digital stereo audio, while the 5.1 option adds the support of six-channel digital input. The TM9 combines unprecedented flexibility and modularity with an intuitive, 9-inch GUI touchscreen. RTW introduced a new firmware, version 1.14 for the TouchMonitor series, which includes various performance and stability optimizations, as well as function enhancements and improved ergonomics.

Van Damme
Audio Cables: Showcasing a selection of audio cables

XTA Electronics
DS8000 Audio Distribution System
Worcestershire UK-based manufacturer XTA Electronics showcases its new DS8000—a complete re-design of the DS800 mic/line distribution system for the broadcast and touring markets. The DS800, and all XTA products, are distributed throughout the U.S. by Group One, Ltd. Taking on feedback received over the years about the DS800, the DS8000 has been re- modeled by one of the company’s up and coming protégés Lewis Evans. Gottelier Award winner, R&D Manager, Alex Cooper, oversaw the project.


Group One to Exhibit TouchMonitor

Orlando, FL-- RTW has announced that during this year’s InfoComm show, Group One will be exhibiting RTW’s 31960SD SurroundControl and the latest version of its TouchMonitor (TM9), fully equipped with all software options, including the RTA analyzer. Introduced in 2010, the TouchMonitor series is a new range of pr

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Group One Launches SD5 Trade Up Program

With the launch of the new SD5 console earlier this year, DiGiCo U.S. distributor, Group One Limited, initiated a limited-time trade up program within the United States to get the new system into as many hands and inventories as possible.

RTW Appoints Group One As U.S. Distributor

Cologne, Germany-- RTW has appointed Group One as its new distributor for sales in the U.S. market. Group One will be the premier U.S. distributor for RTW and will work with RTW’s existing local dealers including: GMA, Recording Media, AID and Dale Pro Audio, in order to make it easier for them to source RTW prod

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New Products: May 2013

NanoLumens DS technology is designed to give customers the ultimate flexibility to utilize largeformat LED display technology in ways previously thought impossible.

TV One, Magenta Form Commercial Technology Group

Erlanger, KY--Following its recent acquisition of Kentucky-based TV One Broadcast Sales Corporation , Nortek, Inc. announced that TV One and Connecticut-based Magenta Research are cornerstones of the newly formed Magenta Commercial Technology Group. Magenta specializes in providing large-scale switching, extensi

Crest Audio Pro-LITE Series

Anaheim, CA-- Crest Audio has debuted the Pro-LITE Series power amplifiers with the Pro-LITE 2.0 and Pro-LITE 2.0 DSP, featuring a lightweight, efficient design with high power and stable performance into 2-ohm loads.   Crest Audio Pro-LITE Series amps are built on a high-speed class D design with a switch-mode power