March 22, 2012 – For Immediate Release
FRANKFURT, Germany — HARMAN Professional today announced a collaboration with Production Resource Group (PRG), the world’s largest staging equipment supplier, to provide audio components for the prestigious Live Entertainment Awards taking place at Festhalle here March 20, 2012 in coordination with ProLight+Sound. Comprising multiple Soundcraft Vi Series digital consoles, Crown’s new V-Racks with BSS Omnidrive HD signal processing and configuration and control via HARMAN Professional’s new workflow-based HiQnet Performance Manager™ software, this high-profile system deployment also serves as the European launch of JBL’s new flagship VTX line array series loaded with JBL’s revolutionary D2 compression driver to provide lower distortion and extended high-frequency response.
“It is a great pleasure for us to partner with PRG and work with Klaus Rahe, Kai Reiss and PRG’s entire production team on this prestigious event,” noted Paul Bauman, Senior Manager, Tour Sound for JBL Professional. “Having the opportunity to serve the Federal German Association for the Concert and Promoters Business is quite an honor, We are very pleased to be a Gold Sponsor of the 2012 LEA, while showcasing JBL’s new VTX system in the European public launch of our new V25 fullsize line array enclosure this week.”
To technically support the system and provide onsite application information for end-users, HARMAN Professional product specialists from the company’s Crown, JBL and Soundcraft brands are onsite. Veteran live sound engineer Gert Sanner, having recently joined the HARMAN Professional team to work closely with professional system owners and operators throughout the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region is HARMAN’s audio engineer-in-charge for the LEA and subsequent activities at the PRG stage during the Prolight+Sound show, March 21-24.
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 12,500 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.0 billion for twelve months ending September 30, 2011.