Planar Launches Planar EverNew Managed Service Offering

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Planar, a global leader in visualization technology, today announced the launch of the Planar ® EverNew™ Managed Service Program, a competitive, multi-year leasing program for Planar display solutions in the United States and Canada. The new managed service offering simplifies the buying process by enabling customers to lease Planar solutions at a fixed monthly cost.

With Planar EverNew, customers can finance the total cost of their projects—including display hardware, software, extended warranties, installation and the Planar® Premier Service Level Agreement—under a single contract as an ongoing monthly payment.

Barix Enhances IP Audio Encoder and Offers Free Streaming Service to Help Organizations Deliver Events During Crisis

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As in-person gatherings around the globe have been suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic, groups and organizations such as churches, cultural event organizers and local governments are turning to internet streaming to deliver their messages to their followers. To help such users get live audio streams online quickly, Barix has upgraded its affordable Instreamer ICE audio-over-IP encoder to enable simpler installation while also offering new customers a free audio streaming service for their websites for the next six months.

Barix’s Instreamer ICE was originally designed to encode high-quality, bandwidth-efficient AAC+ or MP3 streams for Icecast-based streaming applications such as internet radio and multi-site audio distribution. Streams can be sent to an external Icecast system or third-party service provider for unlimited propagation, or distributed directly to up to 100 listeners via the unit’s built-in Icecast server.

EASE Focus 3

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EASE Focus 3 is an acoustic simulation program used for 3D modeling to set up an ideal sound system for your next project. It is free to download on the EASE Focus website and Fulcrum Acoustic have made all of the GLL files for their loudspeakers available on the support page of their website. The EASE Focus 3 Features Webpage offers a great step by step process to help you get started using the program.

Chroma-Q Vista Webinars

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Join Vista by Chroma-Q experts for FREE Vista 3 lighting and media control training, from the comfort of your own home. Embraced by leading designers, production companies, and venues around the world, Vista lets users focus on creating great looking shows whilst still providing the power to control the finest details. Whether you are a new or an existing user, these webinars will help you get the most out of Vista.

Battle of the Bands a Winning Formula for Martin Audio & Focusrite

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Buckinghamshire Music Trust (BMT’s) Battle of the Bands (BOTB) contest for young aspiring musicians was this year blessed by having two of the world’s leading pro audio manufacturers provide a top tier concert touring spec. By being able to broadcast their sound through a premier touring PA, on a Dante backbone, will have taken the 12 bands competing in the final into new territory. The two High Wycombe-based manufacturers concerned were Martin Audio, and Focusrite Pro, both now under the umbrella of parent company, Focusrite plc.

It was Stephen Button, Focusrite’s EMEA Channel Marketing Executive, who established the relationship with Buckinghamshire Music Trust (BMT) several years ago. It started when he helped them out as a local musician with their monthly event Guitari Lounge, an open mic night created for under-18-year-olds.

Behind the Scenes is Seeking Designers for 2020 Holiday Cards

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Behind the Scenes holiday cards make a real difference – and you can too! The cards have become a tradition in the industry for those who want to spread holiday cheer while supporting their colleagues in need. Proceeds from card sales help provide grants to entertainment technology professionals, or their immediate dependent family members, who are seriously ill or injured.

Each year designs have been created and donated to the charity by everyone from Tony Award winners to high school students. The design guidelines ( are very simple and you can also view previous examples (

TouchMix Training Series

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It just doesn’t get any easier to capture a live, multi-track performance. TouchMix mixers are capable of recording all inputs plus a stereo mix directly to an external USB drive – no computer required. Tracks are created in 32-bit Broadcast Wave format and can be played back and mixed down on the mixer or imported into Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software for over-dubs and post production. Check out their series of training videos to start recording today.