MALAYSIA: Pinewood Studio’s newly opened Iskander facility (PIMS) in Malaysia has announced the appointment of Rezal A Rahman as the new chief executive officer for Iskander Malaysia Sdn Bhd (IMS) – the company established to undertake PIMS development. Michael Lake, who has been the CEO since 2010 will relinquish the role to take up the position of group managing director with Rhizophora Ventures Sdn Bhd (RVSB).
CHINA: The first Chinese Harman Professional Customer Service Centre has opened at the Shenzhen North Technology Park in Nanshan District. The opening was described by the manufacturer as ‘another important step in its mission to provide quality services for Harman China customers’, and will reportedly streamline the repair process by allowing direct communication between local dealers and the centre’s engineers.
WORLD: Soundcraft has published a new instructional series of ‘How To’ videos on its website. The videos are focused around the manufacturer’s Si Series digital consoles and include a range of topics from basic operation through to advanced tips and tricks designed to help users get the most from their mixing desks when used for live sound, recording or fixed-installation applications.
CHINA: A Delec Oratis intercom system consisting of 10 subscriber units connected to an MF4 matrix frame has been installed into one of China Education Television’s (CETV) HD OB vans. The Chinese branch of Stagetec Mediagroup supervised the project.
MALAYSIA: After submitting a tender at the end of last year, Stagetec Asia won a bid for the supply and integration of studio equipment into Best FM station’s main On-Air studio facility in Johor Baru, south of Peninsula Malaysia. The installation included a 12-fader DHD 52/SX mixer and assorted studio accessories.
AUSTRALIA: Media software and video infrastructure specialist Imagine Communications has reportedly been awarded a major contract to replace all video routers in use by the Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC). The massive project will see the broadcaster’s old routers replaced with Imagine’s Platinum large-scale router solutions and its range of facility signal distribution tools, which include fibre input switching, audio management and integrated viewers. The contract also reportedly includes ‘hundreds’ of Magellan control panels to facilitate access to the new platform.
MALAYSIA: A MediorNet-based signal distribution infrastructure has been built by Riedel engineers to provide video, audio, communications and data networking in support of this year’s Red Bull Air Races. The event arrived in Putrajaya in Malaysia last month with plans to head to China this November.
SINGAPORE: Hewshott International has announced the appointment of a new staff member as well as two promotions at its Singapore office. James Griffiths moves up to the position of associate director (A/V), Alvin How to A/V consultant, and Corinne Ballarini joins the company as associate director of acoustics.
The Ramada Singapore in Zhongshan Park has a new A/V system designed to be as modular as the ballroom it serves, writes Richard Lawn
Travellers come in many various guises and as such hotels have to accommodate accordingly. The newly opened Ramada Singapore at Zhongshan Park is the only four star international hotel in the Novena vicinity, with 384 rooms combining contemporary elegance, comfort and convenience for business and leisure travellers alike.
KOREA: The newly-opened Lotte World’s Waterpark in Gimhae has installed a new Symetrix audio processing system to provide networking capabilities over Dante. The network will be responsible for safety critical services, such as monitoring the lifeguards’ poolside microphones, and as a result, the manufacturer’s ‘multi-zonal capability and reputation for rock solid reliability’ reportedly influenced the park’s decision. Seoul-based Sound Solution provided design and installations services for the project.
CHINA: Barnfind Technologies has announced that a Chinese TV station/service provider has been using its multi-functional transport platform to bring World Cup 2014 coverage to over 200 million Chinese viewers.
KOREA: South Korean non-profit sound educational company Soundforce (SAFO) is to hold a series of seminars exploring the Korean Sound Industry. With a total of six seminars planned, and with two taking place each year, the programme is currently set to continue until 2016.
WORLD: Extron Electronics has filed a federal patent infringement lawsuit against Crestron Electronics in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. The lawsuit relates to an alleged infringement of Extron’s US Patent No. 8,740,127, titled ‘Cable Retractor’.
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