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Housing Registration Opens for 2009 NAB Show
Las Vegas - Nov 21, 2008 - The 2009 NAB Show will be held in Las Vegas, with the conferences running from April 18-23, and the exhibits open April 20-23. Convention hotel registration is now open.

To access the site, visit event.expobook.com/?eventid=140.


Business

ATI Moves to Larger Offices
West Berlin, NJ - Nov 24, 2008 - The sales and customer support center of Audio Technologies have moved into new facilities. Art Constantine, VP sales and marketing, who leads this office, formerly shared space at the Day Sequerra offices. Day Sequerra and ATI were previously co-owned until ATI was sold to International Contract Assembly Group in May 2008.

ATI's online info remains the same, but the phone numbers have changed.
Tel: 856-626-3480
Fax: 856-504-0220

The company will continue to operate with sales based in New Jersey and manufacturing based in Arizona.


Rohde and Schwarz Celebrates 75 Years
Munich - Nov 21, 2008 - Under the motto 75 Years of Driving Innovation, Rohde & Schwarz celebrated its anniversary in the company's Technology Center, which was opened in 2005. More than 200 guests from around the world attended. The prime minister of the State of Bavaria, Horst Seehofer, delivered a greeting. A glance into the high-tech world of the year 2025 was presented by the American physicist and futurologist Michio Kaku. Representatives of the founders' families and of the Executive Board spanned the decades from yesterday, today and tomorrow.

During his speech, Michael Vohrer, president and CEO, discussed how important innovations are for Rohde & Schwarz as a technology company: "They are our foundation, our future."

Dr. Hermann Schwarz and Dr. Lothar Rohde founded the company in 1933, initially under the name Physikalisch-Technisches Entwicklungslabor Dr. L. Rohde und Dr. H. Schwarz (translates to physical-technical development lab). Today, the electronics group has 7,500 employees worldwide. The sons of the two founders, Friedrich Schwarz and Professor Ulrich L. Rohde, looked back over 75 years of company history during the festivities.

Friedrich Schwarz took stock of his 35 years at Rohde & Schwarz - first as a member of the executive board, then as president and CEO from 1995 to 2005. Ulrich L. Rohde drew a rather personal sketch of the company and his father. "Discussions with my father about various measurement problems were part of my upbringing even at an early age," recounted Rohde. "And his ideas always went a step beyond the ordinary."


Ledtronics Marks 25th Anniversary
Torrance, CA - Nov 21, 2008 - In September, Ledtronics celebrated its first 25 years of solid-state lighting design since the enterprise's founding by Pervaiz and Almas Lodhie. During the anniversary event at the Torrance, CA, headquarters, Ledtronics executives thanked employees and customers for making possible the company's successes to date, and for providing advanced technological opportunities for future achievements.

"My wife and I began this as a cottage industry in a suburban garage in 1983, finding buyers among the local aerospace firms," Pervaiz Lodhie, the company's president, explained. "We've grown into a multimillion dollar manufacturer with over 300 employees, with a 63,000 sq. ft. facility in California and a second plant in Karachi, Pakistan."

Joining some 200 employees and executives in the formal dinner ceremonies on September 19 were company friends, partners, longtime customers, and government representatives as well as affiliated organizations. Some of the guests included Frank Scotto, mayor of Torrance; Michael A. Gin, mayor of Redondo Beach; Syed Ibne Abbas, consulate general of Pakistan in Los Angeles; and Ahsan Wagan, deputy consulate general of Pakistan in Los Angeles.


Orban Launches Regional SBE Tour
Tempe, AZ - Nov 24, 2008 - Orban/CRL is co-hosting a series of SBE holiday gatherings in Texas and New Mexico from Dec. 4-12, 2008. These events will include holiday dinners and demonstrations of Orban PC Products. Other co-sponsors include Commercial Video and Texas-based Orban authorized dealer Giesler Broadcasting Supply.

Orban PC Product Manager John Schaab will conduct the Orban demonstrations.

  • Dec. 4 - Harligen: 7 p.m.; Olive Garden; 1802 West Lincoln; 956-428-7381
  • Dec. 5 - Corpus Christi: 11 a.m.; Johnny Carinos; 1652 South Padre Island Dr; 361-854-7373
  • Dec. 8 - Houston: 7 p.m.; Birrare Poretti's; 500 Louisiana (at Prairie); 713-224-9494
  • Dec. 9 - Austin: 7 p.m.; Threadgill's; 301 West Riverside; 512-472-9304
  • Dec. 10 - San Antonio: 7 p.m.; Tom's Ribs; 2535 NW Loop 410; 210-344-7427
  • Dec. 11 - El Paso: 7 p.m.; Olive Garden; 740 Sunland Park Drive; 915-585-1097
  • Dec. 12 - Albuquerque: 11 a.m.; Powdrell's Barbecue; 5209 4th Street; 505-345-8086

    Sales Call
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    Several Greater Media stations will launch Iphone One Touch Access from Jacobs Media at WBOS-FM Boston, WRIF-FM Detroit, and WRAT-FM Point Pleasant/Belmar, NJ. WMMR-FM Philadelphia is expected to add the service soon. Iphone One Touch Access places an icon on an Iphone to provide one-button access to the stations' streams.

    Katz Radio Group has signed separate deals with CBS Radio and Entercom Communications to provide sales services to the two group owners. A new sales organization, which will represent CBS Radio and Entercom stations, will be based in New York and operate from 12 offices around the country. It will be led by Jana Cosgrove, formerly president of CBS radio sales, who joined Interep in 1993 and was named executive vice president of CBS Radio sales in March 2006. She will report to Mark Gray, president of Katz Radio Group.


    People

    Altinex Appoints as Elsawah CTO
    Brea, CA - Nov 21, 2008 - Altinex has appointed Tamer Elsawah to the position of chief technology officer. In this executive-level position, Elsawah will oversee technical developments relating to the improvements, design, testing and manufacturing of Altinex products and services. These responsibilities include overseeing the company's engineering and R&D divisions, along with all aspects of technical support to customers, sales, marketing, and production.

    Prior to joining Altinex, ElSawah was the senior electrical engineer for Cardinal Health where he managed multiple teams of electrical, mechanical, firmware and system designers. Elsawah also worked at On Command Corporation as director of hardware engineering and, prior to this, held design engineer positions with Cadence Design Systems and Safetran Systems.


    Eye on IBOC

    FCC Extends IBOC Power Increase Filing Deadline
    Washington - Nov 25, 2008 - In a public notice, the Federal Communications Commission has extended the filing deadline for comments on several filings in the pending digital audio broadcasting proceeding, MM docket no. 99-325. The action is in response to a request from the Media Access Project on behalf of Prometheus Radio Project that was filed on Nov. 21, 2008.

    The original comment filing deadline was Nov. 28, 2008. The new comment filing deadline is Dec. 5, 2008. The deadline to file reply comments is now Jan. 12, 2009.




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