Martin Professional Middle East Helps Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Shine Bright with Martin By HARMAN

July 02, 2019

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates—Martin Professional Middle East (MPME) recently outfitted the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque with a cutting-edge Martin by HARMAN exterior lighting solution.

Located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is an exceptional and imposing structure with a 262-foot main dome and four minaret towers rising to a height of 351 feet. As the largest mosque in the UAE and the third largest in the world, the 72,000-square-foot Grand Mosque accommodates up to 40,000 visitors. The mosque recently opened a new three-story visitor’s center bookended by two impressive glass dome entrances. Abu Dhabi officials hired MPME to install an exterior lighting solution that would visually emphasize the new visitor’s center and glass domes. In order to overcome the challenge of outfitting the dome’s curved surfaces, MPME installed 2,556 Martin Professional Exterior PixLine 10 fixtures.

“Installing a high number of fixtures on a curved surface is a complex process,” said Bilal Assidi, Sales Manager, MPME. “We selected the Exterior PixLine fixtures because Martin could supply them in customized lengths, which reduced installation time and cost, and also allowed us to perfectly integrate the fixtures into the structure of the domes.”

The Exterior PixLine 10 is a linear LED video fixture for media facades and creative installations, which can be fully customized in terms of length and color to match any specification while the power source is hidden. In addition to illuminating the translucent domes at night, MPME also utilizes the creative LED media façade to display video content to support religious holidays, cultural events and special occasions.

MPME used four Martin P3 System Controllers to fully synchronize the Exterior PixLine 10 fixtures installed on the glass domes with the larger 360-degree exterior installation lighting the mosque itself, which has been lit by Martin fixtures since 2009. Being the Grand Mosque’s official service partner since then, MPME is responsible for making sure that every lighting installation works properly at all times. The P3 System also enables the MPME team to remotely monitor the new media façade and respond quickly in case of errors or fallouts.

“Mapping out video content across such a high number of fixtures on a curved surface is a demanding task which requires a reliable and user-friendly video processor,” continued Assidi. “The P3 system made it simple to set up the PixLine fixtures, and ensures that the installation will look as good as it does now for many years to come without having staff onsite at all times.


HARMAN Professional Solutions Appoints Masterpiece as New Distributor in the Middle East for the GCC Countries

June 25, 2019

LONDON — HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, including networked AV, today announced its new distributor partnership with Masterpiece in the Middle East for the GCC Countries.

The distribution agreement entitles Masterpiece the right to distribute the entire audio product range offered by HARMAN Professional Solutions, including AKG, JBL Professional, Soundcraft and Studer by HARMAN, BSS, Crown, dbx, DigiTech and Lexicon.

“As a HARMAN distributor, we are excited to represent their extensive audio product portfolio while being fully committed to expanding the audio brands that is renowned for advanced engineering and high quality,” said Simon Daniel, General Manager, of Masterpiece. “We are looking forward to facilitating HARMAN’s expansion throughout the entire Middle East GCC region by building a close connection with customers and providing them high-level support.”

“We are delighted to partner with Masterpiece, an organisation comprised of world-class audio experts with whom we entrust with growing the brand across the region,” said Mark Coombes, Regional Director EMEA, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “This distribution agreement signifies greater support of our customers but also demonstrates our continued investment in the Middle Eastern GCC countries.”

The distribution agreement comes into effect immediately. Please contact europeanmarketing@HARMAN.com for any additional questions.

 

ABOUT HARMAN

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


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HARMAN Professional Solutions creates dazzling lighting for The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore Ballroom

June 20, 2019

Singapore—Concept Systems Technologies Pte Ltd. recently upgraded The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia, Singapore grand ballroom with a state-of-the-art Martin by HARMAN lighting system for conventions, weddings, celebrations and more.

The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia, Singapore is a five-star luxury hotel located in the heart of the Marina Bay. Featuring a luxurious grand ballroom with seating for up to 1,200 guests, Ritz-Carlton, Millenia, Singapore is known for hosting prestigious corporate events and social celebrations. Recently, Ritz-Carlton, Millenia, Singapore decided to update its multi-purpose ballroom with a new LED lighting solution capable of delivering stunning visuals for a wide range of events and performances. To achieve these goals, Ritz-Carlton, Millenia, Singapore hired industry-leading AV integrators Concept Systems Technologies, who recommended the Martin MAC Quantum Profile, MAC Quantum Wash, Rush MH 1 Profile Plus, MAC Aura and the JEM Hazer Pro.

“The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia, Singapore wanted to upgrade their old discharge lamps with dynamic, intelligent LED fixtures to make their events more immersive,” said spokesperson for Concept Systems Technologies Pte Ltd. “Thanks to the wide array of diverse fixtures from Martin, we were able to design a custom lighting solution capable of creating a visually impactful experience for any event.”

Concept Systems outfitted the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia, Singapore ballroom with four MAC Quantum Profile fixtures and four RUSH MH1 Profile Plus fixtures to create crisp, clear beams using minimal power. Four new MAC Quantum Wash fixtures and four MAC Aura fixtures were selected to provide rich, highly saturated color backdrops. Two JEM Compact Hazer Pro units quickly create thick atmospheric smoke effects for added ambience.

“HARMAN Professional Solutions takes great pleasure in collaborating with Ritz-Carlton, Millenia, Singapore,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. "We thank our country partners, Concept Systems, and acknowledge the trust and confidence Ritz-Carlton, Millenia, Singapore has placed in HARMAN Professional Solutions to deliver lighting solutions and stellar visual experiences.”


Studer by HARMAN Announces Three New Distributors to Boost Broadcast Offering in the Middle East

June 20, 2019

LONDON— Audio Technology, Ertekin Elektronik and Masterpiece have been appointed as distribution partners of Studer by HARMAN, operating across Egypt, Turkey, and the Middle East, respectively.

“Introducing new distribution partners means we can present the latest Studer technology and align the Studer brand with the wider HARMAN Professional ecosystem, providing a greater range of high-quality options for our customers in the region,” said Andrew Smart, Business Development Manager, Broadcast, EMEA.

The agreements see Audio Technology, Ertekin Elektronik and Masterpiece offering pioneering Studer products including Vista control surfaces powered by Infinity processing engines and Glacier Professional Mixing Consoles to their existing and future customers.

“We’re delighted to partner with such highly-motivated distributors who can provide an extremely impressive level of service to our long-standing clients, including state broadcasters such as Turkish Radio and TV (TRT) and Egyptian National Media Authority (ENMA),” said Mark Hosking, Broadcast Global Sales Director at HARMAN International.

Ertekin Elektronik, headquartered in Istanbul, is distributing Harman Professional products for the first time, offering the Turkish market a 360-degree solution with audio, video, lighting and controls. This includes JBL Professional, AMX, Martin, Soundcraft, AKG, Crown, dbx, BSS and Lexicon products, alongside Studer consoles.

“Studer’s pioneering mixing systems have a long-established history in Turkey, so we are delighted to expand our offering to the TV, radio and broadcast markets,” said Yurder Ertekin, Sales and Marketing Manager, Ertekin Elektronik.

Cairo-based Audio Technology has over 25 years of experience installing and integrating innovative audio and lighting. Emad Adly, President, Audio Technology said: “We’re delighted to distribute the innovative range of Studer products. We look forward to helping the Egyptian market reach new levels of excellence when producing programmes, shows and services.”

Masterpiece’s distribution scope not only covers Emirates, but the audio experts will also manage Studer distribution across GCC, Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi. Simon Daniel, General Manager, says: “Studer strives for perfection through its innovative design, advanced engineering, inbuilt quality, and close connections with its customers. World-class customer support is therefore vital to Studer’s best-in-class reputation and we are fully committed to expanding this pioneering brand throughout the entire Middle East region.”

“This expansion represents and exciting new phase for Studer as a brand and sets us up for success in the entire Middle East region,” Mark Coombes, Regional Director EMEA, HARMAN Professional, said. “We look forward to working with our partners to support customers in their console purchases for the long-term future and introduce new broadcasters to the Studer range.”

The distribution agreements come into effect immediately. Please contact europeanmarketing@HARMAN.com for any additional questions.


HARMAN Professional Solutions and SoundHound Inc. Partner to Introduce Voice-Enabled Solutions for the Hospitality Industry

June 17, 2019

SANTA CLARA, Calif. & NORTHRIDGE, Calif. – HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, and SoundHound Inc., the leading innovator in voice-enabled AI and conversational intelligence technologies, today announced a partnership to power the voice interface for future JBL Professional-branded solutions for hospitality environments.

Powered by SoundHound Inc.’s Houndify voice AI platform and featuring legendary JBL audio performance, the solutions will provide sophisticated, voice-enabled “smart room” experiences for hotel guests. Beyond providing guests with the “at home” comfort and convenience they are accustomed to through AI-assist technologies, the JBL solution will simultaneously improve the hotel’s bottom line through increased on-property dwell time and revenues, along with reduced customer service expense.

HARMAN is currently running pilot programs of the future solution in hotel locations around the world. In the pilot, HARMAN’s Houndify-powered JBL Professional prototype speakers enable hotel guests to use their natural, conversational voices to seamlessly navigate the hotel’s many offerings and features, and control room settings. Guests can also stream music of their choice through the JBL Professional speaker via Bluetooth.

By providing guests with immediate access to hotel information and services, along with the ability to automate common requests, the JBL solution will enable hotels to reduce their customer service load and times, and improve customer satisfaction. In addition, customizable integration with HARMAN’s Hospitality Cloud AI allows the solution to be tailored to return on-property or affiliated responses to queries such as restaurant, service or entertainment recommendations thereby increasing on-property dwell times and revenue.

Beyond providing its Houndify voice AI platform, SoundHound Inc. worked together with HARMAN to fine-tune applications specific to a hotel environment. To tie everything together, HARMAN Professional enlisted the help of HARMAN Connected Services (HCS), HARMAN’s division that accelerates enterprises’ transformation to the connected world through cloud, mobility and analytics solutions. HCS developed the integration between the Houndify voice AI platform with the JBL and AMX components, and they also developed the solution’s dashboard for device commissioning and management.

“We are thrilled to partner with HARMAN on Houndify’s entrance into the hospitality space,” said Amir Arbabi, VP of Business Development, SoundHound Inc. “By using our Houndify platform to create a delightful and robust voice experience for hotel guests, HARMAN has positioned itself as a leader in voice technology solutions for hotels.”

“HARMAN partnering with SoundHound Inc. and its Houndify platform allows hospitality providers to deliver a simple and pleasurable in-room experience for the guest, whether it’s controlling the room environment or using it for concierge services,” said Brian Divine, Senior Vice President, Products & Customer Solutions, HARMAN Professional Solutions. "As voice-enablement becomes ubiquitous with consumers in their home, having a seamless experience while traveling represents a huge opportunity for the hospitality industry and we’re proud that HARMAN/JBL and SoundHound Inc. are coming together to deliver on that experience.”

SoundHound Inc.’s Houndify voice and conversational AI platform has distinctive advantages including its proprietary Speech-to-Meaning™ and Deep Meaning Understanding™ technologies, which deliver unprecedented speed, accuracy, and intelligence in voice recognition and understanding. To support natural interactions, Houndify understands complicated queries and context, such as previous queries, and compound criteria including exclusion. In addition, SoundHound Inc.’s Collective AI architecture allows partners to control the customization of their user experience and innovate rapidly, while benefiting from Houndify’s growing developer ecosystem. Partners that have registered on the Houndify platform with products integrating Houndify include Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel, Vauxhall, Nvidia, Samsung, Onkyo, Motorola and more. Developers interested in exploring the Houndify platform can visit Houndify.com to learn more and register.

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The Houndify-powered JBL hospitality solution is currently being piloted with a planned product introduction scheduled for 2020.  Register at Pro.harman.com/HotelSolutions to receive more information when available. 

About HARMAN:
HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

About SoundHound Inc.:
SoundHound Inc. turns sound into understanding and actionable meaning. We believe in enabling humans to interact with the things around them in the same way we interact with each other: by speaking naturally to mobile phones, cars, TVs, music speakers, and every other part of the emerging ‘connected’ world. Our consumer product, Hound, leverages our Speech-to-Meaning™ and Deep Meaning Understanding™ technologies to create a groundbreaking smartphone experience, and is the first product to build on the Houndify platform. Our SoundHound product applies our technology to music, enabling people to discover, explore, and share the music around them, and even find the name of that song stuck in their heads by singing or humming. Through the Houndify platform, we aim to bring voice-enabled AI to everyone and enable others to build on top of it. We call this Collective AI. Our Mission: Houndify everything.

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HARMAN Professional Solutions Brings Five-Star Sound to Grand Mercure Yangon Golden Empire Hotel

June 14, 2019

YANGON, Myanmar—Ghin Gar Cherry Trading Co. recently upgraded the Grand Mercure Yangon Golden Empire hotel with a complete HARMAN Professional Solutions audio system.

After its debut in Asia Pacific nearly 20 years ago, Grand Mercure now operates a network of more than 50 upscale hotels and resorts globally under the international chain AccorHotels. The hotel is located in Yangon’s Dagon Industrial Zone and features a panoramic view of the city from its topmost floor. It boasts of its 175 elegantly designed guest rooms and suites with hand-painted ceilings by local artist Pyar Dade. In addition, there are 7 meeting spaces and 2 ballrooms that can host corporate and social gatherings up to 300 guests. The entire facility required a building-wide audio system with full-range sound, energy-efficient amplification and compact, streamlined mixing solutions. To meet the hotel’s requirements, audio contractor Ghin Gar Cherry Trading Co. installed an end-to-end HARMAN audio system consisting of JBL Control Series speakers, Crown DriveCore amplifiers and Soundcraft mixers.

"As a popular destination for tourists and corporate visitors, Grand Mercure requested for a world-class audio system to suit a wide range of events at their Yangon property,” said Ghin Gar, CEO of  Ghin Gar Cherry Trading Co., “We’ve had great success with HARMAN products in the past, so we knew they would be a good fit for this installation. To compliment the hotel’s refined atmosphere with the highest sound quality possible, we designed a complete HARMAN system featuring JBL, Crown and Soundcraft equipment.”

To deliver crystal-clear sound throughout the facility, Ghin Gar Cherry Trading Co. selected JBL Control 12C/T compact ceiling loudspeakers. In addition to providing full-range audio with excellent coverage, the Control 12C/T’s pre-attached blind-mount backcan simplifies the installation process and its low-profile, paintable baffle integrates seamlessly with any décor. Compact and energy-efficient Crown DCi 8|600 amplifiers power the speakers, each providing 600 Watts for ample headroom and eight channels for maximum flexibility. Soundcraft FX16ii mixers provide a powerful yet compact and streamlined solution for mixing sound during events in the ballrooms.

"To create unique and memorable guest experiences, we commissioned top-of-the-line sound system from HARMAN Professional Solutions,” said Vinoth Kumar, General Manager of Grand Mercure Yangon Golden Empire. “Leveraging their state-of-the-art audio technology, we have achieved high-quality sound with remarkably intuitive control. The products were easy to install and their modern, clean design compliments the sophisticated aesthetic of our facility.”

“HARMAN Professional Solutions is a proud to be associated with Grand Mercure Yangon Golden Empire,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM, HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. "We would like to thank Ghin Gar Cherry Trading Company for the successful implementation of a fully-integrated, maximum-impact audio solution and for their great customer relationship.”


HARMAN Professional Solutions Appoints SYNNEX Corporation as a New Distributor for the U.S.

June 05, 2019

NORTHRIDGE, Calif.  and GREENVILLE, SC — HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, including networked AV, today announced its new U.S. distributor agreement with SYNNEX Corporation, a leading business process services company.

The distribution agreement makes the company part of a select group of preferred HARMAN Professional Solutions distributors in the IT channel through SYNNEX VISUALSolv, which specializes in digital signage, professional AV, physical security, and collaborative communication offerings that unite the industry's top AV, IT and CE technologies.

SYNNEX customers have access to the HARMAN portfolio of brands and products that are required to help grow business in the corporate, government, and commercial contracting business sectors. The agreement significantly strengthens SYNNEX’s audio portfolio and expands Harman’s reach in the AV and IT channels.

“We are excited to partner with SYNNEX Corporation and expand our distribution channels within the U.S.,” said Michael Schoen, Vice President of Retail and Distribution North America, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “We are looking forward to our collaboration with SYNNEX and are confident their experience and in-depth knowledge of the IT and Pro AV markets will help us deliver the most relevant technology solutions to our customers.”

“By working with HARMAN Professional Solutions, we are able to deliver a range of competitive new audio offerings to our customers,” said Sandi Stambaugh, Vice President, Product Management, SYNNEX Corporation. “HARMAN also helps customers meet strategic vertical market needs with one of the industry’s most trusted brands.”

The agreement includes cutting-edge audio products from JBL, AMX, BSS and more. To learn more about HARMAN Professional Solutions through SYNNEX Corporation, email visualsolv@synnex.com.

 

ABOUT HARMAN

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

About SYNNEX

SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX) is a Fortune 200 corporation and a leading business process services company, providing a comprehensive range of distribution, logistics and integration services for the technology industry and providing outsourced services focused on customer engagement to a broad range of enterprises. SYNNEX distributes a broad range of information technology systems and products, and also provides systems design and integration solutions. Concentrix, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SYNNEX Corporation, offers a portfolio of strategic solutions and end-to-end business services focused on customer engagement, process optimization, technology innovation, front and back-office automation and business transformation to clients in ten identified industry verticals. Founded in 1980, SYNNEX Corporation operates in numerous countries throughout North and South America, Asia-Pacific and Europe.  Additional information about SYNNEX may be found online at www.synnex.com.

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IFC Seoul Creates a World-Class Meeting Space with HARMAN Professional Solutions

May 28, 2019

SEOUL, South Korea—The International Finance Center Seoul recently partnered with TechData Co., Ltd. to install a HARMAN Professional Solutions networked AV system in The Forum at IFC for meetings, conferences and more.

The International Finance Center Seoul (IFC Seoul) is a large commercial complex containing the Conrad Seoul hotel, the IFC Mall and three IFC office buildings. Located inside the complex's smallest building, The Forum at IFC is a world-class meeting space for executive seminars, board meetings and more. In order to meet the needs of various industry professionals, IFC Seoul recently decided to upgrade the existing AV system in The Forum. After consulting with industry-leading distributors TechData Co., Ltd., IFC Seoul installed a HARMAN networked AV system.

“The Forum at IFC Seoul requested a state-of-the-art AV system capable of delivering latency-free video conferencing and audio recording,” said Mark Shin, Technical Engineer, TechData Co., Ltd. “In order to create a system powerful enough to meet their needs, yet simple enough for the staff to operate without a professional engineer, we decided to create a solution using HARMAN’s class-leading products.”

To deliver immersive sound in The Forum, TechData deployed a line array of column loudspeakers, including JBL Intellivox HP-DS170, Intellivox DC115 and CBT 100LA-1 speakers. For added depth, TechData installed JBL Control 18C/T ceiling-mounted loudspeakers. JBL AC15 and EON610 loudspeakers on the walls provide balanced coverage throughout the facilities. The system is powered with Crown XTi 2002 and XTi 1002 amplifiers. A versatile Soundcraft Si Performer 1 mixing console provides advanced processing for audio and DMX signals.

TechData utilized an array of AMX products to provide complete control over the system. AMX NMX-ENC-N1122, NMX-ENC-N1115-WP, NMX-DEC-N12222 and NMX-WP-N1512 processors provide HDMI-quality video and audio over IP. The AMX NMX-ENC H.264 encoder captures live video recordings directly to a USB hard drive. To complete the setup, the AMX SC-N8001 AV control system was installed along with NX-3200, EXB-IRS4, and EXB-REL8 control interfaces. An MSD-1001 wall mount touch panel offers intuitive control over all devices in the network.

“Our goal was to create the best conference space in Korea,” said HJ Jeon, Director, IFC Seoul. “Our engineers at the Forum are very pleased with the new meeting spaces and are quite impressed by the new HARMAN system. It’s really improved the audio and video quality during lectures, seminars and small performances.”

“It is HARMAN’s privilege to equip IFC Seoul with an industry-leading AV system," said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. "We would like to thank TechData Co., Ltd. for their continued partnership and expertise in utilizing HARMAN’s AV solutions in creating engaging meeting spaces and inspiring creative minds.”


Sunshine Coast University Hospital Transforms Healthcare and Education with HARMAN Professional Solutions

May 23, 2019

QUEENSLAND, Australia — avt in conjunction with CHW Consulting and integrator Rutledge AV outfitted the Sunshine Coast University Hospital with a complete AMX by HARMAN networked AV control solution to support dynamic technology shifts in modern hospital care.

Sunshine Coast University Hospital is a state-funded teaching hospital serving the Sunshine Coast region of Australia. In order to design and implement high-quality AV and control systems across a diverse range of spaces within the hospital, CHW Consulting was engaged by Queensland Health as the State ICT Advisor. Working closely with avt the distributors and Rutledge AV the integrators, CHW Consulting provided cutting-edge, tailored ICT and AV system design and documentation advice.

A full array of AMX by HARMAN AV control and automation solutions was installed across the hospital, including the meeting rooms, training conference centers, control rooms, simulation rooms, auditorium, general areas, hybrid MDT rooms, autopsy labs, multi-purpose teaching rooms and procedure labs.

“We aimed to provide an AV system that wouldn’t let them down during key components of surgery,” said Andrew Harper, CHW: AV Design Consultant. “The reliability of AMX solutions was the key to achieving that goal. The staff’s feedback has been very positive, with many users commenting on their ability to see the procedures they’re engaged with in perfect resolution, enabling them to perform complex tasks with excellent results.”

One of the standout features of the hospital is that it hosts the southern hemisphere’s first hybrid operating theater, consisting of ultrasound, CT and X-ray equipment in a surgical operating theater. To support procedural operations and medical requirements in the theater, a NetLinx-based AMX control and videoconferencing system was installed to act as a single point of control for designated medical equipment and AV systems within sterile and non-sterile zones.

“Our hospital’s vision is to provide excellent care,” said Peter Sanderson, SCUH Manager, PPP Contracts Operations. “To achieve this, we’ve put a significant amount of effort into designing the flow that occurs within the facility. We rely on the AMX control systems to give the staff the technology they need to create positive health outcomes.”

“We’re privileged to see AMX solutions facilitating Sunshine Coast University Hospital enhance quality of health care to their patrons,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM, HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. “We thank CHW Consulting, avt and Rutledge AV for trusting HARMAN’s technology solutions to support and enhance user experiences, insights and patient care.”

ABOUT HARMAN

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre Brings its AV Network Into the Future With HARMAN Professional Solutions

May 22, 2019

QUEENSLAND, Australia— avt worked closely with the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC); providing support with their state-of-the-art HARMAN Professional networked audio solution upgrade.

As Australia’s largest convention and exhibition venue, MCEC features exhibition spaces, large concert halls, meeting rooms, corporate boardrooms and more over an area of more than 650,000 square feet. The expansive venue hosts more than 1,000 events each year, making its AV infrastructure a critical asset.

“MCEC approached us to support them in the development of a robust, self-sufficient solution that would upgrade its digital signal processing capabilities and minimize audio issues during events,” said Graham Barrett, Head of Strategic Partnerships & Innovation, avt. “After evaluating their requirements, we recommended HARMAN’s networked AV solutions to compose a system that would provide the necessary flexibility and allow them to easily expand the platform in the future.”

After researching several network protocol options, MCEC selected the BSS by HARMAN platform for its adaptability and capacity to incorporate multiple network streams of different types while simultaneously carrying all audio signals. BSS’s redundant BLU link protocol consists of two cables and automatically switches if one of the network legs fail, ensuring zero interruptions on the local audio network. The Dante-enabled BSS solution provides MCEC with a global network, allowing them to support their customers on a single platform and route any audio signal from any source to any destination throughout the facility.

“We’ve invested in AMX control systems since our beginning to manage the operations of all our networked devices,” said Michael Walker, Infrastructure and Equipment Manager, MCEC. “We needed to switch from our outdated copper network due to its inherent weakness, and we wanted a system with the strength of a modern network protocol. It had to be capable of supporting a live production environment without a single point of failure. We’re pleased to say that since installing the HARMAN system, we haven’t had a single incident of network failure or dropout without the redundant link automatically solving the problem, and our customers haven’t faced any audio issues in their event spaces.”

“It’s an honor to be associated with MCEC and deliver customized, multifaceted solutions through a unified platform,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM, HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. “We thank avt for their exceptional AV services and for collaborating with MCEC in creating an immersive space that heightens the audience experience while encouraging greater participation.”

 

ABOUT HARMAN

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

 

GLOBAL

David Glaubke

Director, Public Relations

HARMAN Professional Solutions

+1 (818) 895-3464 O

+1 (818) 470-7322 M

 

APAC

RV Ramachandran

Marketing Director - Asia Pacific Harman Professional Solutions

RV.Ramachandran@harman.com

+65-6870-5000 Office

+65-9146-2464 Mobile

 

 

© 2019 HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated. All rights reserved. Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson are trademarks of HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, registered in the United States and/or other countries. AKG is a trademark of AKG Acoustics GmbH, registered in the United States and/or other countries. Features, specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.


Mingalar Cinemas Brings Immersive Audio to New Gold Class Theaters with JBL Professional By HARMAN

May 21, 2019

YANGON, Myanmar—Goldenduck Group recently deployed a state-of-the-art JBL by HARMAN audio system in Mingalar Cinemas’ new Gold Class theaters to deliver world-class audio.

Mingalar Cinemas is Myanmar’s largest movie theater chain with twenty-seven locations across eight cities. Mingalar also owns and operate the first high-definition Gold Class cinema in the country, which features three halls with luxurious, automatic reclining seats and cutting-edge visuals. In order to deliver premium sound in their Gold Class theaters, Mingalar entrusted Goldenduck Group, a leading supplier of professional cinema equipment, with installing a cutting-edge JBL Professional cinema audio system.

“Mingalar wanted to offer an immersive entertainment experience with excellent audio quality,” said Sittiporn Srisanguansakul, Owner, Goldenduck. “The HARMAN sound systems we installed offer the uniform coverage and expansive dynamic range required for digital sound formats in modern cinemas. By using HARMAN products, we were able to provide Mingalar with a cost-effective solution that helped them extend a realistic audio experience to their visitors.”

Goldenduck selected JBL Professional cinema loudspeaker systems for their extended frequency response, reliable operation and accessibility. JBL 4722 Two-Way ScreenArray™ Cinema Loudspeaker Systems provide a smooth and accurate reproduction of cinema soundtracks. High-quality JBL 4641 subwoofers deliver smooth, powerful low-end for scores and sound effects. Wall-mounted JBL 8320 Compact Cinema Surround Speakers offer clarity, detail, and depth in a compact enclosure. The systems are powered by Crown DSi 1000 and DSi 2000 power amplifiers.

“We have been using HARMAN’s audio fixtures for a long time, and the quality and reliability of the brand is highly appealing,” said Zayar Zaw, Executive Director of Mingalar Group. “Mingalar Cinemas Gold Class is the first Gold Class cinema and the first with all Gold Class theaters in Myanmar. We were looking to extend a uniform movie-watching experience with excellent audio quality having full 360-degree coverage and undistorted reproduction of dynamic movie soundtracks. HARMAN’s effective products met all our distinct requirements.”

“Sound improvements play a crucial part in creating spatially-dynamic entertainment experiences," said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM, HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. “We are pleased that HARMAN's JBL and Crown products have produced theatrical-quality sound, extending the bigger-than-life stories. We thank Goldenduck for having confidence in HARMAN Professional Solutions to create an astounding theatre space, bringing their vision to reality.”

 

 

ABOUT HARMAN

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

 

GLOBAL

David Glaubke

Director, Public Relations

HARMAN Professional Solutions

+1 (818) 895-3464 O

+1 (818) 470-7322 M

 

APAC

RV Ramachandran

Marketing Director - Asia Pacific Harman Professional Solutions

RV.Ramachandran@harman.com

+65-6870-5000 Office

+65-9146-2464 Mobile

 

© 2019 HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated. All rights reserved. Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson are trademarks of HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, registered in the United States and/or other countries. AKG is a trademark of AKG Acoustics GmbH, registered in the United States and/or other countries. Features, specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.