ASIA: Vue Audiotechnik has appointed Global Market Management as its sales representative for Asia. The new partnership will task Global Market Management’s CEO Bardy Hayes with overseeing new sales opportunities from its main base in California, while Singapore-based Alex Schloesser will be providing in-region technical support for current and future customers.
AUSTRALIA: Canberra-based community broadcaster 1CMS has purchased new Lawo consoles for use in its two main on-air studios and one production studio. Supplied, configured and commissioned by Professional Audio & Television, the latest 12-fader Lawo Crystal consoles join a similar unit supplied by PAT back in 2013. All three studios are connected to the main Lawo Crystal MCR frame via Madi, while the IP control network allows for logic control such as talkback and profanity delay. 1CMS Studio 1 and 2 are the first radio studios in Australia to be fitted with the new crystal MKII consoles since its launch late last year.
APAC: Sean Humphries has joined Loud Technologies as sales director for the APAC region. He moves to the manufacturer following several successful years as APAC sales manager for Asia Pacific Music Marketing, where he represented well-known brands such as Native Instruments, Ableton, Universal Audio, Propellerhead, KRK and Cerwin Vega. In his new position, Mr Humphries will handle sales and support for the entire Asia Pacific region from his location in Hong Kong.
INDIA: Sound.com has provided a JBL Vertec speaker system for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 35th National Games of India, the first event to be held at the new Green Field stadium in Trivandrum in February.
KOREA: In response to the strong demand of Mipro wireless microphone and wireless portable PA products in Korea, Mipro has opened a new distribution office in Seoul. Led by 20-year audio veteran, Donghwan Kim, as the company CEO, the new office will manage sales, marketing, application, technical support, and after sales service.
WORLD: Visitors to this year’s ISE show in Amsterdam were treated to a broad range of educational offerings, however one of hottest topics this year was undoubtedly the continued rise of audio networking technologies – with numerous seminars and presentations conducted on this subject throughout the show. A notable example of this was Audinate’s Dante AV Networking World – an all-day event taking place just before the show opened.
WORLD: Connessioni hosted its AudioForum educational platform at the recent ISE 2015 show in Amsterdam. Now in its fifth outing, the event consisted of a full-day programme combining seminars from qualified professionals with networking and the exchange of ideas, views and business opportunities. It was based around the central topic of ‘digital tools helping audio designers and SIs to design audio systems, installations, speakers and components’.
CHINA: Audio Precision is continuing its expansion in China with the appointment of a new authorised partner, Electronic Scientific Engineering Ltd (ESE). From now on, ESE is Audio Precision’s partner in Northern and Western China and will service the region from its offices in Beijing, Chengdu and Xi’an, while AP Technology Ltd will continue to be responsible for the Southern and Eastern regions of the country. According to the manufacturer, ESE’s Electronic Test Systems group has extensive measurement experience, particularly in the consumer electronics, multimedia, telecommunication and microwave equipment markets.
INDIA: Four day-long Shure seminars hosted by authorised distributor Sun Infonet in Mumbai, Chennai, Bangaluru and Delhi have been carried out recently. The sessions introduced attendees to Shure’s fixed audio installation solutions and included demonstrations of the SCM820 digital automatic mixer, Microflex wireless system and QLX-D and ULX-D digital wireless systems. Participants also discovered new configurations for DIS DDS 5900 and DSC6000 discussion conferencing solutions. Some of India’s top integrators were in attendance over the course of the four days, including representatives from Resurgent AV Integrators, Unify Enterprises, Genesis IT Innovations Ltd, Actis Technology Pvt Ltd and Vega Technology.
WORLD: Renkus-Heinz has appointed Dan Hughely to the position of sales and marketing assistant. Reporting directly to vice president of sales and marketing Rik Kirby, his new role will involve him engaging in all of the company's marketing activities, including marketing communications collateral, social media, trade show coordination and more.
INDIA: Bangalore-based J Davis Prosound & Lighting was responsible for providing the complete technical infrastructure for an historic two-country tour with disco icons Boney M recently. With concerts taking place both at the YMCA in Nandhanam, Chennai as well as the Nehru Stadium in Pune, the J Davis crew teamed up with event organisers Black & White Oman and opted to deploy an L-Acoustics V-Dosc system as the main PA.
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