COSTA MESA, CA -- Effective immediately, QSC is pleased to announce that Joe Pham has been promoted to CEO of QSC Audio Products, LLC. Pham joined QSC in 2004 and has been extremely instrumental in guiding the company's growth and transition from being known primarily as a professional audio amplifier manufacturer to an organization regarded worldwide as a complete professional audio systems manufacturer.

"Words cannot even begin to describe how truly humbled and honored I am at the trust that's being placed upon me," says Pham, QSC's new Chief Executive Officer. "I am absolutely thrilled to take on this new role and it's a responsibility I do not take lightly. I want to thank Pat, Barry and John for their invaluable guidance and especially acknowledge the hundreds of dedicated QSC employees who make QSC such a special place."

"Joe possesses an unusual combination of assets, a serious technical degree, world-class business training and he's a musician. Many of us in the audio industry feel lucky if we possess only one of these qualifications," said Pat Quilter, Chairman of the Board, QSC. "We lit the rocket that powered QSC for 40-plus years, now with Joe at the helm we're ready to see what the second stage can really do."

"Joe has proven to be a man of uncommon capability and compassion. QSC Audio is in good hands," states Barry Andrews, outgoing CO-CEO of QSC.

"Joe has demonstrated all the qualities you would want in a person that you are entrusting to lead your company forward: intellect, integrity, a passion for our business, great interpersonal skills, a solid business sense and strong leadership qualities," adds John Andrews, outgoing CO-CEO of QSC. "Joe has a burning desire to see QSC succeed and I look forward to watching him build on the great foundation we have created."

Pham joined QSC in 2004 serving as the company's Chief Strategy and Technology Officer. In 2007, Pham was promoted to COO where he began overseeing sales, marketing, R&D, operations, human resources, finance, and strategy. Prior to joining

QSC, Pham was with McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, where he worked with chief executives from Fortune 50 companies creating business strategies aimed at driving new growth. Pham holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from UCLA and is a former professor of electrical engineering.

With the ascension of Pham to CEO, Quilter and Barry and John Andrews will begin to transition away from day-to-day operations and the active management of the company they founded over 42 years ago. Quilter will divest himself from direct engineering work and move into an advising and consulting capacity. He will also focus his time on other business ventures and interests. Barry and John Andrews will turn their attention to QSC Holdings, Inc. (QHI) which is the primary owner of QSC Audio Products, LLC. Barry Andrews will remain active in a business and product strategy role, while John Andrews will concentrate on higher level financial, legal and other issues and activities of QHI.

 

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COSTA MESA, CA -- QSC Audio Products, LLC is pleased to announce the release of their new DCP 100 Digital Cinema Processor which provides complete signal processing and monitoring functions in a single integrated, rack-mount system. With a suggested list price of $6,000.00 (USD), the DCP 100 offers many of the same features as the popular DCP 300, but at a lower price point ideal for six to eight channel systems that do not require CobraNet® network audio distribution or 16 input channels.

"In addition to cinema audio processing, the DCP 100 also provides booth monitoring and digital crossovers in an integrated package that provides network control and monitoring of DSP, amplifiers and loudspeakers," says Barry Ferrell, Senior Director of Cinema Solutions at QSC. "Moreover, there are thousands of theaters around the world that are equipped with DCM-1 and DCM 10 monitor as well as, DCA amps. By replacing the DCM monitors with the new DCP 100, theater operators not only upgrade to D-Cinema audio but they also get complete network control and monitoring of their existing DCA amps and loudspeakers."

Designed for use with QSC's Digital Cinema Amplifiers (DCA) and featuring advanced DSP presets for QSC's Digital Cinema Speakers (DCS), the DCP 100 optimizes loudspeaker performance while simplifying cinema sound system wiring and configuration. While maintaining many of the features of a DCP 300, the new DCP 100 Digital Cinema Processor includes inputs for up to eight audio channels and provides crossovers for three passive or bi-amplified screen channels. Network control and monitoring via SNMP is standard. The DCP 100 is ideal for cinema systems with three screen channels and two or four discrete surround channels. The unit is also compatible with analog cinema processor formats including Dolby® Digital Surround-EX and DTS-ES and features an eight channel analog input for integration with 35mm audio systems.

Like the rest of the DCP family, the DCP 100 greatly simplifies system wiring and set-up, significantly reducing installation time and labor cost. Inputs are provided via standard DB-25 cables from the D-Cinema server and/or 35mm cinema processor while connections to DCA amplifiers are made via a single QSC DataPort / VGA-style cable. PC-based software enables simple set-up and precise configuration of crossover frequency, equalization, polarity, delay and gain for optimized loudspeaker performance. Commonly used configurations can also be saved on a laptop via USB, allowing for quick uploads into additional DCP units and all system configuration data is saved to an SD memory card, allowing easy transfer of settings to a new DCP, should replacement ever be required.

The DCP 100 also features QSC's exclusive "load fault" detection which warns of any open and shorts in the loudspeaker system. The processor will also alert to any amplifier clipping, entry into protect modes and heat sink temperature variations and reports them via SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) or a QSControl Ethernet monitoring system. Moreover, QSControl and QSCreator allow for the creation of custom control screens and remote access for fault reporting and diagnosis. The NAC 100 Ethernet remote control panel provides remote operation in a multiplex from anywhere on the local Ethernet network.

The DCP 100 makes its debut at Cinema Expo, June 22-24, 2010 in Amsterdam with an expected delivery date of September, 2010.

 

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Kortrijk, Belgium--Barco, a global leader in digital cinema technology, is proud to announce that ZON Lusomundo Cinemas, the largest cinema chain in Portugal, has completed its digital cinema deployment with Barco's recently launched DP2K series. ZON Lusomundo has converted all of its screens to digital with the help of XDC, a leading digital cinema service company in Europe.

With 30 multiplexes and over 200 screens, ZON Lusomundo Cinemas is the absolute leader in the Portuguese digital cinema market. In 2009, the company started its conversion to digital with Barco's DP series. This year, as part of the second phase of this roll-out, XDC installed Barco's brand-new DP2K-C series in ZON Lusomundo's theaters. The DP2K-C series is a line of compact digital cinema projectors, based on Texas Instruments' 0.98" DLP Cinema® chip, developed for small and mid-size theaters with screens ranging from 12 to 20 meters.

Serge Plasch, Chief Executive Officer XDC, says: "Over the years, Barco has proven to be a reliable business partner. Their projectors are easy to maintain and have a low cost of ownership, two features that are of great importance to us. We want to offer our customers the best possible technology on the market."

Luis Roboredo Mota, Managing Director of ZON Lusomundo Cinemas, states: "Our aim is to be among the most innovative cinema operators in the world. Barco's digital cinema projectors allow us to be at the forefront of new technologies. This year, we were able to install the new series and learned that many of the renowned features from the first series, such as modularity and commonality of spares, have even been improved."

"We strive to offer our clients a future-proof digital cinema projector tailored to their needs," comments Wim Buyens, Vice President of Barco's digital cinema division. "To be chosen by important exhibitors, like ZON Lusomundo, confirms that our customers appreciate our efforts."

Supporting 2D and 3D projection, Barco's six new DP2K projectors represent, by far, the most complete projector family available today. In addition to advances in software, diagnostics and patented cooling technology, all DP2K projectors include enhanced security features as mandated by the Digital Cinema Initiative (DCI). All of Barco's digital cinema projectors are based on the pioneering DLP Cinema® technology from Texas Instruments, guaranteeing perfect reproduction of film, time and time again, and ensuring that movie-goers enjoy the highest quality film experience with consistent picture brightness, contrast and vibrant colors.

 

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LOS ANGELES -- IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Sony Pictures Releasing announced today that The Green Hornet, the highly anticipated adaptation of the radio and television masked superhero character will be released to IMAX(R) theatres, simultaneously with the film's wide domestic 2D and 3D release on January 14, 2011. The film will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience(R) and presented in IMAX(R) 3D.

"We are tremendously excited that The Green Hornet will be released in IMAX 3D as part of our wide release of the film," said Rory Bruer, President, Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures Releasing. "When you have a film that has such an imaginative and unique depth, scope, and visual style, you really should experience the film with the outstanding 3D elements that the filmmakers are delivering. We believe The IMAX 3D Experience(R) will offer audiences a truly state of the art cinematic experience."

"Superhero movies typically play very well with IMAX audiences, making the release of The Green Hornet a great way to kick off our 2011 slate," said IMAX Chief Executive Officer Richard L. Gelfond. "We're pleased with the continued expansion of our relationship with Sony Pictures, and we're excited to work with them to reach our growing audience base with another quality film."

"We're excited to welcome Michel Gondry to the list of acclaimed directors who have released films into the IMAX network and we believe his innovative creative vision will play very well in IMAX," added Greg Foster, Chairman and President, Filmed Entertainment. "This film is ideally suited to our fan-boy audience, and in IMAX 3D, they will be transported into the world of The Green Hornet."

In the film, Britt Reid (Seth Rogen), son and heir to Los Angeles' largest newspaper fortune, is a rich, spoiled playboy who has been happy to maintain a direction-less existence. When his father James Reid (Tom Wilkinson) mysteriously dies, Britt meets an impressive and resourceful company employee, Kato (Jay Chou). They realize that they have the resources to do something worthwhile with their lives and finally step out of James Reid's shadow. Kato builds the ultimate weapon, The Black Beauty, an indestructible car with every weapon and gadget imaginable and Britt decides that in order to be heroes, they will pose as villains. With the help of Britt's new secretary, Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), they learn that the chief criminal in the city is named Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz). He has united all the gangs under his power, and he quickly sees that the Green Hornet is a direct threat to the prosperous criminal underworld he controls. Directed by Michel Gondry. The screenplay is by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, based upon "The Green Hornet" radio series created by George W. Trendle. The film is produced by Neal H. Moritz.

 

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