CHINA: Sennheiser Greater China has entered into an agreement with Audioprof NV, the manufacturer of Apart Audio fixed install products, for exclusive distribution of the entire Apart Audio product line in Greater China. The partnership is described as supporting both Apart’s ongoing push to expand its market presence in Asia, as well as Sennheiser’s commitment to offering audio solutions for fixed install applications.
CHINA: TC Group has appointed Peter Glinvard as managing director of TC Group China, its regional sales and support company. Additionally, the division has recently been incorporated as a WFOE (Wholly Foreign Owned Entity) and has moved to a new, larger facility in the Chaoyang District.
INDIA: Bestt Sound System has supplied a sound reinforcement system for use at the most recent Chaos Festival in Ahmadabad, Gujarat. The festival was organised by students of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) of which Bestt Sound System has been associated with since its inception. The rental company has supplied the IIM with equipment in previous years, but this time round the focus was on sound. The result, according to the company was 'sonic quality that was simply brilliant'.
AUSTRALIA: Reflecting the company's recent reach beyond pro audio, Professional Audio Technology Pty Ltd (PAT) has announced that it will now operate under the name Professional Audio & Television Pty Ltd. At the same time the company has announced its appointment as the exclusive distributor of Orban Television processors in Australia.
MALAYSIA: Acousticon Sdn Bhd recently installed a Harman sound reinforcement system into the auditorium of the Petaling Jaya Civic Centre. Equipment for the installation was supplied by Mahajak Trio Electronic Sdn Bhd, with the project forming the third major renovation to take place since the building’s construction in the 1970s.
JAPAN: All Access Inc is now representing the full range of products in Japan from UK-based manufacturer Audient, having already secured a number of sales including an iD22 USB interface to songwriter, engineer and producer Suzuki Daichi Hideyuki.
INDIA: With the goal of drawing the company ‘closer to the individual’, Harman Professional has opened a new Authorised Harman Service Centre in Bangalore (AHSC). The new building was opened by the president of Harman Pro, Blake Augsburger, who highlighted the facility as evidence of its strong commitment to service and support.
ASIA: Loud Technologies’ Music Gear Group has appointed Raymond Tee to the position of Mackie APAC Region product specialist. He joins the company with 11 years’ experience in the live sound industry and will be based in Malaysia. His appointment comes in anticipation of the manufacturer debuting a brand new product line.
ASIA: L-Acoustics has announced industry veteran Alvin Koh as its new applications engineer for Asia, describing the appointment as reinforcing its ‘growth and commitment to its customer base throughout the Asian region’. Mr Koh will be based in Kuala Lumpur, providing technical support for the company’s regional distribution network.
WORLD: Founded by Billy Thompson in 1974, Ashly Audio is celebrating 40 years in the industry. Although much has changed, such as Ashly’s steady pivot from analogue solutions for live sound to digital solutions for installed sound, much has also not changed, and it is this constancy that underlies Ashly success and longevity.
INDIA: A Square, a new Indian rehearsal and ‘jam’ studio located Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, has taken receipt of a new Allen & Heath GLD-80 digital mixing desk. The new studio will be first ‘digital’ studio opened by owner Jam Pad, and has been designed to act as a hub for bands to meet and network, as well to provide teaching facilities for aspiring musicians. All audio equipment for the project was integrated courtesy of distributor Sun Infonet.
INDIA: Ansata CS Pvt Ltd has announced its ongoing education and seminar strategy for d&b audiotechnik following its recent appointment as the German loudspeaker brand’s Indian distributor. The company has described itself as promoting d&b throughout the territory ‘with considerable vigour’.
TAIWAN: Mipro CEO KC Chang, together with six R&D engineers, recently undertook a tour of Feng Chia University in central Taiwan. As an industry partner to the institution, the manufacturer has installed its wireless PA system into more than 350 classrooms.
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