BEAVERTON, OR—InfoComm approved Biamp’s Vocia Certification Training for Certified Technology Specialists (CTS) credential renewal credits. Info- Comm requires a total of 30 renewal units (RUs) every three years to retain a CTS, CTS-D, or CTS-I credential. By successfully completing Vocia Certification Training, AV professionals will earn eight renewal units while learning how to design and implement Vocia advanced networked paging and voice evacuation systems.
Biamp Systems began offering Vocia Certification Training in October 2009 at the Beaverton, OR headquarters. Training consists of a two-day course offered on site in Beaverton in the company’s Learning Center, and globally in Amsterdam, Mumbai, and Bangkok.
NEW YORK, NY—Sound supervisor Abe Jacob (pictured) worked with Autograph A2D and Group One to spec a DiGiCo SD8 console as part of the renovation of The David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Not only was the console a perfect fit for a sound booth cut in half by ADA upgrades to theater seating, it could also handle the sound enhancement and reinforcement required by the City Opera and the New York City Ballet, who are the two main constituents of the theater.
Scala Acquires SignChannel
EXTON, PA—Scala has acquired the Sign- Channel division of Thinking Screen Media. SignChannel, an advertisingfree, subscription-based service, is a new category of self-service digital signage service that is both low cost and easy to use. It lets subscribers supplement their own promotional content with captivating commercial content such as weather, stock, news, or sports updates. With Scala’s investment, Thinking Screen Media will also continue to develop its consumer-focused FrameChannel platform, which is supported by advertising. FrameChannel is available on more than 20 connected devices, including the iPad.
Denon Celebrates 100 Years
MAHWAH, NJ—Denon is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2010. In 100 years of innovative firsts, Denon has continuously brought passion, artistry and the best of technologies to customers around the world. The company is inviting everyone to join in the celebration at a special anniversary website, denon100. com, where people can learn all about the company’s “Legacy of Firsts.” Additionally, Denon will release several limited-edition anniversary products later this year.