July 3rd 2014 Newsletter | Clear-com, Sennheiser, Williams Sound, RODE, Rolls

Clear-Com ProGrid: Audio, Video, and Control Data Over Fiber

Clear-Com Logo The InfoComm show each June in Las Vegas always provides new innovations in the world of integrated audio systems, broadcast technology, venue and stadium solutions, and more. This year's show saw Clear-Com show off their new ProGrid fiber audio network, designed in collaboration with Optocore and BroaMan.

ProGridProGrid is a premium audio and signal transport solution, offering high performance and resilience as well as fast and flexible deployment. ProGrid is both scalable and modular to expand or adapt as your infrastructure changes. It is an ideal solution for fixed and portable applications in live sound, live events, broadcast, recording studios and commercial installations.

The ProGrid family consists of several categories of devices: Analog Audio Converter Devices, Intercom Interface Devices, Digital MADI Interface Devices, AES/EBU Connectivity Devices, and Yamaha Interface Cards.

ProGridProGrid offers redundancy, robustness and reliability for small to very large infrastructure requirements. ProGrid is capable of matrixing up to 1024 channels across short or long distances. Any incoming signal is capable of being routed to any output or multiple outputs as a continuous stream of data, without buffering, packaging or compression.

ProGrid devices are locally configurable and addressable, using 24 unique device IDs. Data flow between any two points in the network may be configured from any unit in the system offline as well as online, and the entire system is controllable by a PC located anywhere in the network.

In conjunction with this exciting roll-out, Dale Pro Audio has taken delivery of advance demonstration units. Contact us today to schedule a demo and see how ProGrid will revolutionize your facility!

For more information on ProGrid, email info@daleproaudio.com or call 888.462.7828.

Sennheiser TeamConnect Makes Corporate Audio Simple and Powerful

Sennheiser LogoAmong other great news from the InfoComm show was the new conference audio system from Sennheiser, called TeamConnect. Shipping soon, this all-new system makes setting up and hosting meetings (including teleconferencing) a breeze.

TeamConnectTeamConnect is a complete professional audio solution for small to mid-size meeting rooms with web and telephone conference infrastructure. All system components, from microphones to loudspeakers, have been optimized to provide the best speech intelligibility and ease of connectivity. TeamConnect reliably connects meeting participants across a wide range of platforms and personal business devices, increasing meeting efficiency and enhancing business communications.

TeamConnect system components include the SL Team Connect Central Procesing Unit with auto-mixing, SL TeamConnect Combox for connecting personal devices and headsets, SL Wired Boundary Microphones, and the SL 52 A W Active speaker specially designed for speech reproduction.

For more information on Sennheiser, email info@daleproaudio.com or call 888.462.7828.

Williams Sound Digi-wave Digital Communication System

Williams Sound LogoWilliams Sound Digi-Wave provides you with simultaneous, two-way, digital communication technology. It's slim, lightweight, and simple to set up and use. With the push of a button, users can access two-way communication for easy, more focused group leader / group member participation. Ideal for an array of applications including wireless intercom, language interpretation and tour guide.

The Digi-wave system is a patented, digital spread-spectrum (DSS), simultaneous two-way wireless listening system operating in the 2.4 GHz band. Due to it’s frequency-hopping algorithm, it avoids interference and is a very secure method of communication. A Digiwave communication system consists of at least one DLT 100 2.0 and various combinations of DLT 100 2.0’s and DLR 60 2.0’s depending on the venue and application.

For more on Williams Sound, email info@daleproaudio.com or call 888.462.7828.

RØDE's New and Improved smartLav+ for Pro iOS Recording

RODE LogoOur friends "Down Under" at RØDE released the smartLav last year, and it was an instant best-seller at Dale Pro Audio. Never willing to stop improving their product line, they have come out with the smartLav+, featuring upgraded specifications, better iOS compatibility, and a more resilient TRRS connector.

The smartLav+ ($79) is a broadcast-grade microphone designed for use in a wide range of film, television and broadcast scenarios, or wherever broadcast quality audio is required in a discreet, portable format without the complication and expense of additional wireless equipment. With the smartLav+ the user simply mounts the microphone on the talent, connects it to a smartphone or tablet headset jack and records via the RØDE Rec app for iOS, or any other audio app of their choice. By employing a professional quality omni-directional condenser capsule the smartLav+ picks up sound equally from all around the microphone, allowing for versatility when mounting and ensuring a high degree of user-friendly operation.

For more information on RODE, email info@daleproaudio.com or call 888.462.7828.

Rolls New Products for 2014 Shown At InfoComm

Rolls LogoRolls Corporation is an innovative audio electronics manufacturer specializing in interface accessories, mixers, amplifiers, signal processors and signal sources. They have cultivated a reputation as makers of compact unique solutions and problem-solvers for various audio applications. This year at the InfoComm Show in Las Vegas, Rolls showed off a group of new products for studio, stage, and install.

RollsAlready known for their compact headphone amps, they have now introduced the HA204P ($114), specifically designed for earbuds requiring higher gain. Their PM55P ($99) lets a performer monitor a live signal blended with the main mix, complete with optical compression. For the full list of new Rolls products click HERE.

DB325Breaking the price barrier in its category, DB325 ($109) is an instrument active (powered) direct box. It is designed to take a guitar, bass or keyboard and plug it directly into a computer, laptop or tablet. It can also be used to boost the signal of an instrument to be plugged in to just about anything. It is a cleanly designed simple, high end all class A way to get your instrument into different devices. Works great with piezo pickups. It will also work to add more gain to you guitar tube amp!

For more information on Rolls, email info@daleproaudio.com or call 888.462.7828.

Dale's Holiday Hours for Independence Day Weekend 2014

Dale Pro AudioIn observance of the Independence Day holiday weekend, Dale's offices and warehouse will be closed Friday, July 4th. We will re-open Monday, July 7th. In-stock orders placed after 4:00pm on Thursday, July 3rd will be processed on Monday, July 7th.

On behalf of the entire Dale Pro Audio organization, we'd like to wish all of our customers and vendors a wonderful and safe holiday