Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Crown Offers Exclusive Amplifier Installation and Design Sessions During InfoComm 2010

Demonstrating its leadership in the education of amplifier network design and implementation, Crown Audio, today announced it will host a series of training seminars during InfoComm 2010. Crown Training room (ROOM N120) will showcase four seminars daily, on June 9th-11th and feature experts in all phases of system development and implementation. Registration is available online at http://www.crownaudio.com/seminar.htm <http://www.crownaudio.com/seminar.htm> .

·       10:00 AM – House of Worship Sound System Design:
Thirty-year veteran A/V architect J. Mark Chapman will demonstrate basic design principles and considerations that all houses of worship, from small to large, have in common. Identifying pitfalls and mistakes before they occur are key steps to ensuring ultimate sound after installations. Chapman has more than19 years of experience as a Crown audio technician, with concentrations in designing systems for live, corporate, studio and houses of worship.

·       12:00 PM – Roadmapping the User Experience:
Bradford Benn, Director of Application Engineering at Crown Audio, brings 20 years of audio installation, design, project management, documentation and sales to define and guide users through the development and creation of a custom user interface.  Responsible for development and use of the Harman HiQnet™ System Architect™ software, Benn will drive home the point of creating a navigation structure that will greatly improve workflow, while saving companies time and money.

·       2:00 PM – Working Smarter with Smart Amplifiers: Networked Amplifiers Systems:
Amplifiers are far more complex today, working more intricately with sound than simply making it louder.  Musical engineer Kevin Heber brings a background of automotive design and tuning, DSP, acoustics and digital communication to showcase the technological wonders of Ethernet communications that keep full systems running smoothly and effectively with minimal oversight.

·       4:00 PM – Food, Fashion or Fitness: Commercial Audio Lives Here:
Field Support Engineering Manager for Crown Audio, Zeb Wall, will discuss the importance of audio for restaurants and clothing stores in attaining the desired atmosphere.  Basics of the commercial sound design market will give attendees the confidence to meet the design requirements for any retail or eatery establishment. Wall’s training as an electrical design engineer coupled with his first-hand experience with large installations gives him ideal perspective in product and application standpoints.

Harman will also be giving away a $15,000 home theatre system during InfoComm.  Entries can be submitted at the Harman booth or at any of the seminars listed above.  The system will comprise a Lexicon RV-5 A/V receiver, a Lexicon BD-30 Blu-Ray Player and a JBL LS 7.1 Speaker Series including LS Center, LS120P subwoofer, four LS40 bookshelf speakers and two floor-standing LS80 speakers.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems.  HARMAN has a workforce of about 11,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.2 billion for the last twelve months ended March 31, 2010.  The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.


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