NAMM 2018: Yamaha To Host Training Classes; Aaron Kunz Named New Regional Sales Manager

In other Yamaha news, the company's Yamaha CS-700 Video Sound Collaboration System is now shipping

As part of the inauguralAES and NAMM sessions, the Yamaha Professional Audio division will host a series of classes on our CL Series and RIVAGE PM10 Series Digital Mixing Consoles. In addition, Yamaha has added Aaron Kunz as a new district manager for the Commercial Audio sales team and is now shipping the CS-700 Video Sound Collaboration System.

Yamaha To Host PM10 and CL Series Training Classes As Part of AES at NAMM
AES and NAMM have partnered together in an effort to bring pro audio education to the NAMM show. As part of these inaugural sessions, the Yamaha Professional Audio division will host a series of classes on our CL Series and RIVAGE PM10 Series Digital Mixing Consoles. The courses will cover a wide range of topics, suitable for entry-level engineers as well as seasoned professionals, and will be taught by members of the technical marketing staff as well as two guest engineers/instructors.

Yamaha courses include PM10 and CL Operational Overview, Hands on Sessions, FOH and Monitoring Apps including Nuendo Live and Virtual Soundcheck, Practical Mixing Tips for Up and Coming Engineers, and more. Scott Baldwin, FOH Engineer for Prince, The Fray, and Lady Gaga will be presenting on the CL Series. John Mills, FOH and Systems Engineer for Chris Tomlin, Lincoln Brewster, and Kenny Chesney will be presenting on RIVAGE PM10.

All of the AES training sessions can be accessed by registering through the NAMM website for a half-day or full-day pass. AES members can purchase a half-day pass for $69 and a full-day pass for $99. Non-members can purchase for $169 and $199, respectively.

Spaces will fill up fast so for class schedule and to register for a session, CLICK HERE.

New District Manager Takes on Yamaha Professional Audio Sales Territory
Yamaha Professional Audio division has appointmented Aaron Kunz to the position of district manager for the Commercial Audio sales team. Kunz will be responsible for the Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas territory. He replaces veteran district manager, Jeff Wilson, who recently retired.

“Aaron has a strong background in many facets of the commercial audio business and will be a tremendous asset to our growing team,” states Alan Macpherson, general manager, Yamaha Professional Audio division.

Over the past decade, Kunz has worked as a regional sales manager with both Harman Professional and Loud Technologies.

“Aaron’s passion for the professional audio business and his service-oriented reputation in the market are great assets for servicing our commercial audio dealers, consultants, and end users,” states Paul Furtkamp, director of sales, Yamaha Commercial Audio and NEXO products.

Kunz reports to Yamaha Commercial Audio regional sales manager Jon Peirson. He is currently relocating with his family to the Dallas, Texas area.


Yamaha CS-700 Video Sound Bar Now Shipping
Yamaha UC, a dedicated department combining the expertise of Yamaha and Revolabs Inc., is now shipping the Yamaha CS-700 Video Sound Collaboration System for huddle rooms. Available in select worldwide regions, the all-in-one wall-mounted UC solution is engineered to simplify installation and deployment and ensure high quality audio and video in huddle and small meeting spaces.

“The Yamaha CS-700 has been a highly anticipated solution from our UC customers,” says Mick Kamihara, chief executive officer, Revolabs. “Bringing together the technology expertise of both Yamaha and Revolabs, the CS-700 provides a dedicated UC platform that doesn’t sacrifice on quality and delivers exactly what users and technology managers need to support the growing number of huddle and small meeting room environments. Every communications concern is covered, from ease of deployment and intuitive end-user operation, to superior audio, video and collaboration capabilities.”

The Yamaha CS-700 Video Sound Collaboration System for huddle rooms is the first solution that optimizes audio, video, and collaboration capabilities in a wall-mounted system, ensuring an intuitive meeting experience. It boasts an adaptive beamforming microphone array, which guarantees that every word is perfectly captured and delivered to the far end, four Yamaha speaker elements to provide a high degree of audio intelligibility, and a wide-angle HD camera that captures every meeting participant in clear detail.

Through a single USB cable, it is ready to connect to an organization’s chosen UC platform, such as Skype for Business, Cisco Spark, GoToConference, Zoom, and many others. This plug-and-play approach allows users to quickly get started without wrestling with disparate video, audio, and collaboration components, thus eliminating complex steps that can waste valuable meeting time or require the assistance of on-call IT staff. In addition, the CS-700’s integrated network management system allows IT staff to deploy and remotely manage each unit from one location, increasing service response and efficiency.

“The Yamaha CS-700 offers a strong, huddle-room-ready feature set, as well as integrated remote monitoring and management, making it both user- and IT-friendly,” says Ira Weinstein, senior analyst and partner, Wainhouse Research.

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