News from Allied SMD and our partners

  • Linea Research for Rock City Studios
    California USA – August 2017 – Camarillo’s Rock City Studios upgrade their sound system including a pair of Linea Research 44C10 amplifiers. With a live music venue, recording studio, music lessons and industry advisors Rock City Studios endeavors to help musicians in every aspect of the business, including putting them on stage to a thriving local audience. “Rock City’s recent upgrade included new line array and subwoofer cabinets, all of which needed signal processing and amplification. With integrated 96kHz DSP the 44C10 4x2500W amplifiers fit the bill perfectly,” explains Rik Kirby of Linea Research USA. “Because of their tight installation schedule we delivered the amps pre-programmed with the speaker manufacturer’s recommended crossover, EQ and limiter protection settings giving them the ability to get up and ... read more
    Source: Linea Research NewsPublished on 2017-09-11
  • New GigaCore 10 shipping beginning of October
    The GigaCore 10 is by far the most versatile Luminex Gigabit switch ever built. The half 19” unit with front and rear connectivity is designed to be mounted in a truss, in a rack or even on a wall. The robust metal enclosure and rugged Ethercon and (optional) Fiber connectors make this unit excel in truss mounted applications with Ethernet enabled devices, such as moving lights, PA systems, microphones, cameras or general stage connectivity. But also to ensure ultimate redundancy the GigaCore 10 is an excellent choice. Just by coupling two units, AV professionals can create a full 19” rack combination with a primary and secondary unit. ... read more
    Source: Luminex NewsPublished on 2017-09-11
  • Native Media Joins Growing Roster of LUMINEX Sales Reps
    We have further strengthened our American sales force with the addition of Native Media, LLC representing LUMINEX in Texas. Native Media was founded six years ago in San Antonio, Texas by industry veteran Michael Austin (picture) who has more than 30 years experience representing leading AV product lines.  He launched Native Media as a forward-thinking rep firm and true business partner, which uses new school techniques to achieve old school results for manufacturers, dealers and consultants. “It’s great to have Michael Austin and Native Media join our sales force,” says Hugo Larin, Director at LUMINEX America.  “Michael provides the kind of high-level service and support that LUMINEX strives for.  His focus on education and his solid knowledge of the AV business will allow us to spread ... read more
    Source: Luminex NewsPublished on 2017-08-01
  • Luminex Expands US Sales Force With Cardone Solomon & Associates
    We continue to strengthen our American sales force with the addition of Cardone Solomon & Associates (CSA) representing LUMINEX in the Northeastern United States. Right after the announcement was made CSA unveiled LUMINEX products to a very receptive audience at its CSA New England Tech Showcase in Boston. “The showcase was the first taste of LUMINEX for everyone there.  It was one of the highlights of the show for our company and our guests,” says CSA principal Michael Solomon.  “People were really impressed by LUMINEX’s innovative design & easy configurable layout; it was an eye-opening experience for them.” CSA’s nine year-old New England Tech Showcase brought a roster of top product lines to consultants, system integrators and key end users in the Boston market.  The full-day event ... read more
    Source: Luminex NewsPublished on 2017-08-01
  • Summer of Theater
    California, USA – July 2017 – Every summer the Theater Department at Orange County’s Saddleback College stages a series of free musical events at its Mission Viejo campus. Converting the central grassy quadrangle to an outdoor stage, performances range from Shrek the Musical and Shakespeare’s Macbeth, to a big band concert. The PA for this year’s show comprised a pair of TW Audio T24N flown enclosures and four B30 double 15” Subwoofers per side, all powered by two Linea Research 44M20 4-channel networked DSP amplifiers. Additional front-fill was provided by compact C5 5” coaxial speakers. Each 44M20 amplifier was pre-loaded with DSP settings for the TW Audio loudspeakers eliminating the need for an additional system processor, Channels 1 and 2 each handled a pair ... read more
    Source: Linea Research NewsPublished on 2017-07-29
  • 44M20 Review in Live Sound International Magazine
    “The Linea Research 44M20 represents the highest caliber of professional audio technology. It very well could be the best sounding power amplifier I’ve ever heard.” Read the in-depth review of the 44M20 from Linea Research by Live Sound International here:… Or download the PDF here LSI Review June 2017   ... read more
    Source: Linea Research NewsPublished on 2017-06-25
  • InfoComm 2017 – Orlando
    We will showcase several new products in our booth (#5349) at InfoComm 2017, June 14-16 in the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando. On display will be GigaCore 10, the first truss unit in the GigaCore family; GigaCore 2.4.0 firmware with MultiLinkX; and the LumiSplit family of DMX/RDM splitters. The introduction of GigaCore 10 at InfoComm marks the debut of the first truss-adaptable switch in the GigaCore family. The 19-inch half unit can be mounted in truss, on a wall or in a single or double rack. It offers RGB LEDs for colored group indication on every port. Ten ports are offered in total: eight Ethercon connectors and two slots for rugged fiber (Neutrik of FiberFox). GigaCore 10 is also the first Luminex switch with front and rear ... read more
    Source: Luminex NewsPublished on 2017-06-07
  • PTPv2 Timing protocol in AV networks
    What is PTP? PTPv2 Terminology What’s There to Know About PTPv2? Master Clock Selection PTPv2 accuracy PTPv2 support in GigaCore Switches PTP Profiles The PTPv2 Hierarchy References What is PTP? Precision Time Protocol is the common name of the IEEE standard 1588, which was first published in 2002. It defines a protocol for messages that devices can send to each other in order to synchronise their clocks throughout a network. The most recent publication of the standard achieves high accuracy timing to end devices through a combination of hardware time stamping of packets and accumulated delay calculations. Accuracy can typically be achieved to sub-microsecond figures; this makes ... read more
    Source: Luminex NewsPublished on 2017-06-06
  • A.C. Lighting Inc. and Luminex Partner to Strengthen North American Market Leadership
    A.C. Lighting Inc., North America, distributor of award winning lighting and rigging technologies for the theatre, film, television, worship and commercial markets has added Belgian-based Luminex Network Intelligence, manufacturer of data distribution equipment for professional lighting, audio and video applications to its exclusive brand line. This comes as part of a growth strategy aimed at galvanizing its robust North American Sales force. To commemorate the new partnership, A.C. Lighting Inc. will host Luminex product demonstrations at this years’ InfoComm Expo, which will take place from June 14-16th at the Orlando Convention Centre in Orlando, Florida. Those interested in experiencing Luminex products first hand can visit A.C. Lighting booth #7571 at the tradeshow. “This is definitely an exciting time,” said Fred Mikeska, Vice President of US ... read more
    Source: Luminex NewsPublished on 2017-06-06
  • Luminex Partners With Allied SMD To Strengthen US Sales Force
    Belgium-based LUMINEX Network Intelligence has strengthened its sales force in the US by partnering with Allied SMD to broaden the company’s American presence. Rik Kirby, owner of Allied SMD in Mission Viejo, California, has been named Sales Director for the US operations of LUMINEX. “We’ve been growing quickly in the American market,” explains LUMINEX CEO and co-founder Bart Swinnen, “and we’re looking forward to working with Rik to further develop our business there.” An industry veteran with over 20 years of experience, Kirby founded Allied SMD in 2016 specializing in brand and market development for international companies looking to strengthen their presence in the US. “LUMINEX is a great company with a real family approach to their partners and arguably the industry’s simplest solution to ... read more
    Source: Luminex NewsPublished on 2017-06-01
  • Sound4Hire adds Linea Research
    UK – April 2017 – Northamptonshire based PA Rental company Sound4Hire has recently added Linea Research 44M20 networked DSP amplifiers into hire stock. Formed in 1995 Sound4Hire has become one of the UK’s most trusted professional audio suppliers. Providing solutions for events of all sizes, from a speech to 20 people to the largest music festivals, celebrity polo matches or prestigious firework extravaganzas at historic castles, Sound4Hire specialise in delivering only the best solutions for their partners and audiences alike. “Following several months of research into advancing the sound quality and phase correction of our loudspeaker systems, as well as the ability to explore Beam Steering, we set our criteria and started to see what was available to us – with no limits,” explains Sound4Hire’s Brett Masters. “During extensive listening ... read more
    Source: Linea Research NewsPublished on 2017-05-16
  • Official opening Luminex Japan office
    It’s official! We are very proud to say that we now also have an office in Yokohama (Japan). “It’s the logical next step in our fast growing business in Japan. Usami Koichi, who is our local partner in Japan for over a decade now, will run the office. The plan is to increase our dealer network in Japan with up to 6 different distributors in different markets (lighting, audio, video…). Because we more often see an increase of business in other markets than only the lighting industry, we feel the stringent need to open the market in Japan and to move forward with a physical office and several new distributors,” says Bart Swinnen, CEO. The new office is the ideal operating base to stay ... read more
    Source: Luminex NewsPublished on 2017-04-26
  • Medienplaner Fachtagung Tagen in Germany
    For many years the Medienplaner Fachtagung Tagen have been a high-profile information and discussion forum on current developments in AV media technology. In the form of a series of one-day conferences, you will be able to get comprehensive information about current developments, latest trends, technologies and products in the area of ​​audio and conference technology, media controls, video and presentation technology and system integration. The media planner appraisal is aimed at engineers and technical planners, technical managers and media-technical employees in organizations as well as interested architects and users of modern media technology. It provides an excellent platform for extensive information, exchange of experiences, discussion and networking among experts on AV media technology. In the foreground are network-compatible applications in the planning and installations. The ... read more
    Source: Luminex NewsPublished on 2017-03-29
  • New GigaCore 2.4.0 firmware
    We are happy to announce that the new GigaCore 2.4.0 firmware is now officially released. But before you start upgrading all your devices, here’s what you need to know about the new features. MultiLinkX If for example for very demanding systems you need to push more than 1 Gigabit data over our GigaCore switches, then MultiLinkX is definitely a thing for you. With this new feature you can now easily aggregate several Inter-Switch Links (ISL) into one virtual link to increase bandwidth between switches. Web interface updates To enable or disable MultiLinkX, just navigate to the advanced menu settings of the ISL group and check/uncheck the MultiLinkX tickbox. When MultiLinkX is enabled, the small rectangular bars under the port icon turn magenta. When ... read more
    Source: Luminex NewsPublished on 2017-03-28
  • PALM Expo 2017
    For the very first time, Luminex Network Intelligence will be exhibiting at PALM Expo in Mumbai. We are happy to welcome you in Hall 1 at booth E77. Feel free to stop by and our team will be happy to answer all your questions. What’s new? LumiSplit: a new range of DMX/RDM splitters GigaCore 10: brand new Ethernet switch in the GigaCore family 2.4.0 firmware: update for GigaCore switches with MultiLinkX (link aggregation) and bandwidth monitoring Offline editor: application to preset devices in advance Website: completely renewed website 1-3/06/2017 | booth 1-E77 ... read more
    Source: Luminex NewsPublished on 2017-03-19
  • ProLight+Sound 2017
    Luminex Network Intelligence will be delighted to welcome you in Hall 3.0 at booth E87 to show the latest developments in the AV networking industry. Feel free to stop by and our team will be happy to answer all your questions. What’s new? LumiSplit: a new range of DMX/RDM splitters GigaCore 10: brand new Ethernet switch in the GigaCore family 2.4.0 firmware: update for GigaCore switches with MultiLinkX (link aggregation) and bandwidth monitoring Offline editor: application to preset devices in advance Website: completely renewed website 4-7/04/2017 | booth: 3-E87 ... read more
    Source: Luminex NewsPublished on 2017-03-18
  • Linea Research introduce System Engineer
    March 2017 – Amplifier and DSP specialist Linea Research has announced the introduction of their new control and monitoring software, System Engineer. A major update to Linea Research’s existing PodWare, System Engineer is more than just a simple rebranding. With over a dozen new features, a doubling of communication speed, and additional new product support, System Engineer is a significant leap forward. System Engineer’s powerful yet intuitive interface provides computer control over Linea Research’s range of networked DSP amplifiers and System Controllers. The connected system can be displayed in either device or loudspeaker centric views with powerful Drive Module grouping offering up-to 12 independent overlays of Mute, Gain, Delay and EQ. Robust two-way real time control allows parameters to be adjusted both in software and ... read more
    Source: Linea Research NewsPublished on 2017-03-01
  • Adlib adds LR to rental inventory
    Liverpool, UK – February 2017 – Founded in 1984, Adlib is one of Europe’s most legendary and respected entertainment production companies. Catering to both rental and installation clients, Adlib provides professional sound, lighting and AV solutions to meet almost any requirement. When their need came for multichannel amplifiers, Adlib’s Rob Crossland reached out to Linea Research for a demo. “We were looking for a high-powered, four channel amp to drive our proprietary AA loudspeakers, and we contacted Linea Research to see if we could test one of their new models,” explains Crossland. “We have a well-established preset library for our speaker systems so onboard DSP with front panel recall was a must, along with network control to keep inventory management in the warehouse straightforward.” Linea ... read more
    Source: Linea Research NewsPublished on 2017-02-27
  • Visit Linea Research at ISE 2017
    February 2017 – Amplifier and DSP specialist Linea Research will be making their debut appearance at this year’s Integrated Systems Europe Convention in Amsterdam at the RAI Center on booth 6-K172. On the booth Linea Research will be presenting their M and C Series products, and range of  four and eight channel networked DSP amplifiers with power ratings from 400W to 5000W per channel, all connected with Dante and controlled by System Engineer. “Our newly released System Engineer software is more than just a simple rebranding of the previous version” explains Peter Collins, Linea Research Sales Manager. “With over a dozen new features, a doubling of communication speed, and additional new product support, System Engineer is a significant leap forward.” In attendance will be Linea ... read more
    Source: Linea Research NewsPublished on 2017-02-01
  • LR Launch C Series
    November 2016 – Amplifier and DSP specialist Linea Research has announced the introduction of their installation focused C Series range of networked DSP Amplifiers. Linea Research M Series amplifiers are gaining worldwide acclaim for their pristine sound quality and robust power delivery. The new C Series takes this unmatched performance and delivers it in an installation targeted, contractor friendly package. Comprising three 4-channel and three 8-channel models C Series amplifiers all offer full featured DSP control and an optional Dante interface in a compact 2u chassis with a tamperproof front panel. 44C variants comprise the high power 44C20 with 4x5000W @ 2 ohms per channel, the 44C10 with 4x2500W @ 2 ohms per channel and the 44C06 4x1500W @ 2 ohms. 8-channel 88C versions range ... read more
    Source: Linea Research NewsPublished on 2016-11-16
  • LR to sponsor Dante Certification
    October 2016 – Amplifier and DSP specialist Linea Research is a proud sponsor of the upcoming Dante certification training in Chicago. Partnering with fellow sponsors Ashly, Aviom, PreSonus and Renkus-Heinz, Linea Research will join Audinate in presenting their in-depth Dante training in Chicago, IL, on October 25th 2016. The Dante Certification program provides an easy way for design consultants, integrators and others in the industry to promote their proficiency to build, operate and support Dante networks of various sizes. Attendees will have the opportunity to train and qualify for both Level 1 and Level 2 Dante Certifications. Audinate Registration Link ... read more
    Source: Linea Research NewsPublished on 2016-10-16
  • The Illusive Festival
    September 2016 – Just 5 Linea Research 44M20 amplifiers powered a total of 42 Funktion One Loudspeakers at the UK’s popular Illusive Festival. Taking place at Deene Park near Corby UK the Illusive Festival has moved into it’s third year and this three day event is attracting more festival goers than ever before. In their own words the “Illusive Festival is a magical world of Performing Arts and exceptional Bass Lines. Set in a truly distorted reality, it aims to push you into new boundaries of Festival Experiences. Bringing a fresh, new & friendly vibe throughout the event.” Amongst a packed lineup 2016’s Imagination stage featured artists Fabio and Moon, Kularis, K4NE through a Funktion One system comprised of 10x Resolution5, 24x F121, 4x Resoluton3 ... read more
    Source: Linea Research NewsPublished on 2016-09-30
  • 48M Series Launch
    August 2016 – Amplifier and DSP specialist Linea Research has announced the introduction of their 8-channel 48M Series networked DSP Amplifiers. Building on the success of the 4-channel 44M Series the 48M Series adds three models of high performance 8-channel amplification with built in DSP and networked control. With power ratings of 400W, 750W and 1250 Watts per channel 48M Series amplifiers can deliver the same rated power into 2, 4, or 8 Ohm loads or into 70/100v line systems, easily configurable on a channel by channel basis. “This ability to individually optimize each output for different loads makes these an incredibly flexible solution,” explains Davey Smalley of Linea Research. “In an installation you could bridge a pair of channels to drive a sub, add a ... read more
    Source: Linea Research NewsPublished on 2016-08-16
  • Linea Research opens North American office
    July 2016 – Linea Research, the UK based manufacturer of high performance Amplifiers and System Controllers has announced the formation of their new North American office. Linea Research North America. To manage the US market Linea Research have appointed industry veteran Rik Kirby whose newly formed company, Allied SMD will provide sales, logistics and technical support customers in the US from his base in Southern California. “It’s exciting to be working with Linea Research” comments Kirby, “they have such great products and my personal relationship with the guys goes back to when we worked together at BSS Audio. As they are largely unknown in the US our initial focus will be getting the word out and putting together our new rep force.” Davey Smalley, Linea ... read more
    Source: Allied SMD NewsPublished on 2016-07-06
  • LumiSplit family NOW shipping
    Experience ultimate Remote Device Management. LumiSplit is a range of DMX/RDM splitters designed by Luminex, that come in a 2.10 and a 1.6 version. They are very robust DMX splitters that run the latest technology to be used with RDM bidirectional standard and fully backward compatible with DMX512 (1986/1990). LumiSplit enables you to manage and configure all your devices from one central place through RDM. The units all have individual isolated inputs and outputs with self healing technology to protect your connected equipments against faulty connections, line voltages and short circuits. In addition to the LumiSplit range, the DMX512-A 2.10 HUB (Ethercon) provides the perfect alternative for fixed installations using only RJ45 connectors to transfer DMX signals.   Discover LumiSplit ... read more
    Source: Luminex NewsPublished on 2016-06-30
  • Introducing Allied SMD
    Orange County, CA – May 2016… Pro Audio industry veteran Rik Kirby announces the formation of Allied SMD, a new Sales, Marketing, and Distribution company based in Orange County, California. “Our aim is to make the US market accessible to international brands who might otherwise struggle for focus within the larger manufacturer-led distribution companies. We offer resources that can provide sales management, marketing support, and traditional distribution solutions depending on the client’s needs, and the global expertise to explain the US business to those less familiar with its mechanics.”Prior to embarking on this new venture Kirby has held senior positions with Turbosound, BSS Audio, and most recently as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Renkus-Heinz. These manufacturer positions followed a number of years as a ... read more
    Source: Allied SMD NewsPublished on 2016-06-01
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    Source: Luminex NewsPublished on 2016-03-03