August 6, 2009 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – Reinforcing its position as the leading amplifier technology manufacturer for professional sports arenas, Crown CTs series amplifiers and PIP-Lite modules were deployed for the redesigned sound system at Camden Yards, in Baltimore, Maryland.  Home to the professional Major League Baseball team the Baltimore Orioles, the 48,000-seat stadium, opened in 1992, has received consistent praise as one of the best ballparks in the country.

Sound integrator AVI-SPL performed the installation, which also included BSS Soundweb London signal processing devices. “When you’re dealing with a project of this magnitude, you’re constantly looking at the solution on a large scale.  We need to know that the individual components will work together seamlessly and perform with the highest level of reliability. With Crown you’re know you’re going to get that consistently,” stated Will Parry, senior vice president, large product group at AVI-SPL.

“With the CTs series amps paired with the PIP-Lite modules you get unmatched performance and value.  We continue to use Crown in professional sports arenas across the country because these amps are built with these types of installations in mind,” stated Parry.

Other Harman equipment installed includes BSS Soundweb London BLU-320, BLU-160, and BLU-120 devices.  “For signal processing BSS provides the best solution for a network of this size.  Plus, networking a system using Harman HiQnet™ System Architect™ is a given in a system of this size,” added Parry.


Crown is a unit of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (www.harman.com).  Harman International designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment products for the automotive, consumer and professional markets, and maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia, employing more than 11,000 people worldwide. The Harman International family of brands includes AKG®, Audioaccess®, Becker®, BSS®, Crown®, dbx®, DigiTech®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson®, Revel®, QNX®, Soundcraft® and Studer®. Harman International’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “NYSE: HAR.”

Harman HiQnet™ is the world's first connectivity and control protocol that integrates all product categories in the signal chain for professional audio systems of all types, size, and applications. Harman HiQnet no longer requires the user to manage multiple disparate operating systems or be responsible for programming individual signal processors, speaker controllers, wireless microphone systems, and mixing consoles. HiQnet was developed by engineers from across the Harman Pro Group and is coordinated by the System Development and Integration Group (SDIG), a team of dedicated systems specialists based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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For additional information, contact:
Philip Weiss  
Griffin Integrated Communications
(212) 481-3456 Ext. 23
Pweiss@griffinpr.com

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