NEW YORKâŽ¯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. launched its â€˜Rolling Showroomâ€™, a state-of-the-art, 53â€™ double-expanding trailer during AES 2009 in New York City. The vehicle, constructed by Century Industries of Sellersburg, Indiana, will make appearances across the U.S. and Canada at select national tradeshow events, regional events including houses of worship-based events and Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Sessions (YCATS).
The rolling showroom which has been designed with Cat6 infrastructure, to support various digital audio networks, is a mobile demonstration/showroom trailer that houses Yamaha PM5D, M7CL, and LS9 digital consoles, TXn amplifiers and NXAmps, DME processors, SB168-ES Stage Box units, AD8HRs, NAI-48ES units, the new MY16-AUD card by Audinate, as well as other legendary Yamaha commercial audio products. A separate speaker demo room has been created to provide a discreet listening area and will feature products from both the Yamaha and NEXO speaker lines.
â€œWe created the truck to give Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems a large, but complete, presence at smaller events,â€? states Marc Lopez, marketing manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. â€œThe truck has been in development for several years, and we found it especially fitting to officially launch our new baby at this yearâ€™s AES show.â€?
The spacious trailer design features three individual compartments that create a 15â€™ wide interior floor space when fully expanded. The center compartment, at 29â€™ x 15â€™, houses the Yamaha equipment. All of the equipment is active and connected to an EtherSound audio network. The forward compartment serves as meeting room complete with multi-media capabilities. The aft compartment is a 16â€™ X 15â€™ room that can be configured in various ways including a speaker demo space, a classroom space with full media capabilities, or can be customized to meet the needs of a particular event.
â€œIt has been an amazing and highly positive experience working with Century to build this one of kind vehicleâ€? states Daniel Craik, YCAS House of Worship Marketing Manager, who was tapped to oversee the project. â€œEvery step of the way presented new challenges that didnâ€™t even seem to faze the Century engineers. They just solved the problem and moved on with a smile.â€?
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About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of integrated professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the broadcast, sound reinforcement/installed sound, touring, commercial recording, and post production markets. With the recent purchase of NEXO loudspeakers by Yamaha Corporation Japan, the company remains the official U.S. and Canadian distributor for all NEXO models. YCAS offers comprehensive in-house and field product training for its customers, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.