January 17
2019

January 17, 2019

HARMAN Appoints Ertekin Elektronik as a New Distributor to Support Customer Demand in Turkey

LONDON— HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, including networked today announced its new distributor partnership with Ertekin Elektronik in Turkey.

The distribution agreement entitles Ertekin Elektronik the right to distribute the full range of products offered by HARMAN Professional Solutions. The agreement covers the JBL Professional, AMX, Martin, Soundcraft, AKG, Crown, dbx, BSS, Lexicon, and Studer brands, providing a 360-degree solution to customers requiring audio, video, lighting and control solutions.

“We are excited to partner with Ertekin Elektronik in this very important region,” said Mark Coombes, Regional Director, MEA at HARMAN Professional Solutions. “We are looking forward to our collaboration with Ertekin Elektronik to lead our iconic brands towards the future. We are confident their experience and in-depth knowledge of the Turkish market to support our customers’ needs on an ongoing basis.” 

“We are delighted to be distributing the complete HARMAN Professional Solutions range in Turkey,” said Yurder Ertekin, Sales and Marketing Manager of Ertekin Elektronik, “HARMAN offers a great portfolio of quality brands, which are completely aligned with our customers’ needs. With our expertise and the brands that HARMAN Professional Solutions offer we will be able to offer a complete solution.”

Ertekin Elektronik is a leading distributor in the Turkish region and has vast experience in the audio, video, lighting and control solutions within the Turkish region since 1967.

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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Julian Rogers of Production Expert, the industry-leading educational content creators behind Pro Tools Expert, Studio One Expert and Logic Pro Expert just released an extensive tutorial video on the Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Plug-in Bundle.  Noting, “although there are loads of great reverbs out there, there is something special about Lexicon,” Rodgers walks you through various settings on the reverbs, alternating with dry tracks, so you can hear the wide variety of high quality processing that you can get with them.  He also demonstrates how to customize the reverb for a specific sound.” Watch the video.

September 13
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HARMAN Professional Solutions Delivers Stellar Sound and Versatility at the Alaminos Convention Center

Audiophile Components Inc. creates a flexible audio system featuring solutions from JBL, Crown, Lexicon, and Soundcraft for a multi-purpose facility in the Philippines

CITY OF ALAMINOS, PANGASINAN, Philippines—Sound integrator Audiophile Components Inc. installed a complete HARMAN Professional Solutions sound system at the Alaminos Convention Center.

The facility, also known as the Don Leopoldo Sison Convention Center, opened in 2017 and hosts everything from conventions to large-scale concerts to small private functions. Because of its diverse programming, it required a sound system that was not only robust, but also incredibly versatile. The City Government of Alaminos, who owns the facility, hired Audiophile Components Inc. to design, procure and deploy the system. After careful consideration, Audiophile selected a complete HARMAN Professional audio solution made up of JBL Professional loudspeakers, Crown amplification, a Soundcraft mixing console and processing components from dbx, BSS and Lexicon.

"We are privileged to be associated with the City Council of Alaminos and Alaminos Convention Center in the Philippines," said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP and GM, APAC, HARMAN Professional Solutions. "HARMAN Professional Solutions and our iconic brands have always been known for quality and performance that helps elevate the experience for our customers."

The sound system deployed by Audiophile Components includes six JBL PRX735 15" three-way loudspeakers, which deliver high SPL with low distortion. Because of the stage location and its LED wall, the system designers chose to wall mount the loudspeakers, rather than hanging them from the ceiling. For low-frequency reinforcement, the system includes six 18" JBL PRX718XLF powered subwoofers. Audiophile Components also included four JBL PRX712 12" two-way powered loudspeakers as stage monitors. The mix is controlled via a compact, 22-channel Soundcraft Signature analog mixer that offers high headroom, wide dynamic range and an exceptional signal-to-noise ratio.

The system's signal processing components include a Lexicon MX200 multi-effects processor, two DBX 231S dual-channel 31-band graphic equalizers, and one DBX 166xs Dual Compressor/Limiter/Gate unit. For speaker optimization and protection, the designers picked a dbx DriveRack PA2 unit which provides processing between the mixer and amplifiers.

"We thank Audiophile, our long-term country partner in the Philippines for yet another successful installation," Jayaraman said. "Their strong support and customer-first approach, not to mention their excellent system design, were key factors in bringing such a high-quality HARMAN system to the Alaminos Convention Center."

April 06
2018


April 06, 2018

HARMAN Professional Solutions Opens New Experience Center, EMEA Headquarters in London

New location expands HARMAN Professional’s global network of experience centers; Multi-functional facility will serve as new headquarters for EMEA region and showcase cutting-edge technology offerings

(NORTHRIDGE, Calif. & LONDON) —HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, including networked AV, today announced the grand opening of the HARMAN Experience Center – London. The new facility expands the growing global network of HARMAN Professional Solutions Experience Centers, including locations in Los Angeles, Singapore and Shanghai, and will serve as the new headquarters for the EMEA region.

Designed to showcase how HARMAN solutions uniquely address customer needs across a variety of entertainment and enterprise market applications, the 25,800-square-foot (2,400-square-meter), multi-functional facility including EMEA headquarter offices, demonstrates the integration of brands including JBL Professional®, AKG Acoustics®, AMX®, BSS Audio®, Crown International®, dbx Professional®, DigiTech®, Lexicon Pro®, Martin®, Soundcraft® and Studer®.

“The opening of the experience center in London represents a major investment in the EMEA region, enabling us to deepen relationships with our customers and greatly expand our presence across critical markets,” said Chris Smith, Vice President, EMEA, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “Not only will the facility offer customers the opportunity to experience HARMAN innovation firsthand, it provides our staff with a state-of-the-art headquarters that will allow us to pursue new opportunities with greater speed and efficiency.”

The HARMAN Experience Center—London is comprised of several dedicated spaces along with the EMEA office space and meeting rooms.The Product Showroom is filled with HARMAN solutions including HARMAN’s Connected Retail Experience, Huddle Space, Connected Hotel Room, Home Recording, Networked AVoIP, and much more. The Foyer, Boardroom and Auditorium are not only practical-use spaces, but also areas that demonstrate HARMAN solutions for restaurant, corporate, education, corporate, and theatre environments.

“By opening this HARMAN Experience Center in London, we expanding our robust global network of experience centers and enabling our customers around the world to experience the One HARMAN Solution proposition firsthand,” said Mohit Parasher, Executive Vice President and President, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “From JBL Professional sound and Martin lighting to AMX controllers and Samsung displays, the entire facility is a brilliant demonstration of what HARMAN products can do when deployed seamlessly together in enterprise and entertainment environments.”

The HARMAN Experience Center—London is open by appointment only to HARMAN and Samsung customers, employees, distributors, sales representatives, dealers, artists and other industry professionals for meetings, performances, productions, hospitality events, and more.

The HARMAN offices and Experience Center is located at Westside, London Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 9TD. For more information, contact European.Marketing@Harman.com.

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HARMAN Professional Solutions Brings Performances to Life at the Vietnam National Puppetry Theatre

Ba Sao Investment selects JBL, Crown, dbx, Lexicon and Soundcraft solutions to deliver premium sound quality at the historic Vietnamese puppet theater

HANOI, VIETNAM—Ba Sao Investment recently installed a complete audio system by HARMAN Professional Solutions at the Vietnam National Puppetry Theatre.

Since 1956, the Vietnam National Puppetry Theatre has preserved the uniquely Vietnamese art of water puppetry, hosting multiple performances per week. Considered a cultural highlight in northern Vietnam, these shows combine dramatic performances by skilled puppeteers with accompaniments by a traditional Vietnamese orchestra. In order to enhance the performances and ensure superb audio quality for audiences, the National Puppetry Theatre hired Ba Sao Investment to upgrade its aging audio system with a complete end-to-end HARMAN audio solution.

“One of the main objectives was to seamlessly integrate the new sound system with our existing equipment,” said Trịnh Đình Tân, Technical Manager, Vietnam National Puppetry Theatre. “It was also necessary to implement an outdoor-friendly solution that would be easy to set up and operate. The HARMAN system installed by Ba Sao Investment met all these requirements, delivering an audio experience worthy of the prestige our show is known for.”

The HARMAN sound system Ba Sao Investment installed in the National Puppetry Theatre includes JBL VT4886 line array speakers and VT4883 subwoofers, JBL PRX412M 12-inch portable speakers, JBL AWC129 weather-resistant speakers, JBL AC 25 ultra-compact speakers, Crown DSi2000 power amplifiers, dbx iEQ-31 equalizer/limiters, a Lexicon PCM92 digital effects processor and a Soundcraft GB8 series mixing console.

“We rely on HARMAN Professional Solutions to provide quality products for all of our installation needs,” said Nguyen Khac Anh, CEO, Ba Sao Investment Co. Ltd. “The National Puppetry Theatre wanted to make sure the audio solution would be easily integrated with their existing system. Thanks to the versatility of HARMAN products, they are very happy with the system we provided.”  

Ba Sao Investment designed the audio solution around JBL VerTec series line array speakers and subwoofers, which offer excellent performance and coverage in a compact footprint. PRX412M portable speakers provide clear and precise stage monitoring, while JBL AC25 ultra-compact speakers offer high output and 90° x 90° coverage. JBL AWC129 full-range speakers are highly weather-resistant and satisfy the theater’s outdoor use requirements.

The entire system is driven by Crown DSi 2000 amplifiers, which deliver unmatched sound quality and reliability. To ensure maximum sonic performance from the system, dbx iEQ31 graphic EQ/limiters offer 31-band equalization, AFS™ feedback suppression, Type V™ noise reduction and PeakStopPlus® limiting. The Lexicon PCM92 is the most advanced reverb and effects processor in its class and lends its famously rich and smooth sound to the productions. Finally, a Soundcraft GB8 dual-mode topology audio mixer brings industry-standard mixing control to each performance.

“We are honored to be a part of the unique traditions of Vietnamese puppetry art performance,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM, HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. “We thank the National Puppetry Theatre for trusting HARMAN products to improve its audience experience, and Ba Sao Investment for continuing to have faith in HARMAN’s ability to deliver custom-tailored solutions for every client’s needs.”