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Source Point | Date: 2015-10-08

An ear mount that is used to support one or more audio components proximate to a users ear or head is disclosed. The ear mount can include one or more wire grooves to secure wires and/or the one or more audio components. The ear mount can be malleable so its shape can be customized for a given user. The ear mount can also be length alterable for customization of its size as well as placement of audio components. The ear mount also facilitates rapid setup and/or alteration for individual users whereby different audio components and/or their placement can be customized. The ear mount can also be colored or camouflaged to match the users skin or clothing.


AV/IP networking customers to benefit from versatile platform that simplifies convergence of an array of audio protocols -- Point Source Audio (PSA) and AuviTran, an innovator in audio over IP network convergence, today announced their official partnership to distribute AuviTran products throughout North America. In this agreement, Point Source Audio (http://www.point-sourceaudio.com)—a manufacturer of miniature microphones and headsets—will tap its sales and support team to bring AuviTran solutions to its proaudio and broadcast customers navigating the fast-paced evolving world of audio over IP.The adoption of audio IP networking is surging, and with it comes many challenges for interoperability between old and new protocols including DANTE, Madi, CobraNet, Ethersound, AES, and the list goes on. James Lamb, president of Point Source Audio explains, "Many of our existing Point Source Audio customers are also dealing with networking challenges so it's a powerful fit between our two companies to quickly deliver an economical and scalable solution that solves the rapid changes happening in IP audio networking."The AuviTran range ( http://www.auvitran.com/ ) includes modular hardware platforms, breakout boxes; and software control to build and manage networks running multiple audio protocols and formats such as DANTE, EtherSound, Cobranet, and MADI. According to Yves Ansade, founder and Managing Director of AuviTran and the company's visionary developer, "The market is in urgent need of a solution that is easy to deploy and is sustainable;our product range can cost-effectively expand a DANTE network, as well as enable interoperability between multiple audio protocols in a single network.""We recognize Point Source Audio's clear leadership in sales and service of the AV, live sound, and broadcast markets so they are an ideal partner to help customers navigate the various network audio protocols new and old," commented Ansade. "Our partnership with Point Source Audio ( http://www.point- sourceaudio.com ) will enable North American customers to rapidly expand their audio networks so projects can launch faster at less cost."For interoperability, the AuviTran Audio Toolboxes (http://www.auvitran.com/w4/?p=2277) are modular platforms designed to easily bring convergence among network technologies and audio interfaces. AuviTran Toolboxes are available in two 19" rack chassis':  the AVBx3 (1U) and AVBx7 (2U) with 3 or 7 slots respectively. The flexible structure supports building "as you go" so there is no need to oversize a network system and incur burdensome costs. The network configuration can be adapted at any time by adding from a selection of 14 different cards to the open slots—and include stacking up AuviTran ToolBoxes—to provide networking convergence between multiple audio protocols, or expand upon a single DANTE network."I have known Yves for years as a colleague and a friend from his early days at Digigram where he initiated the Networked Audio Department and contributed, as an inventor, to the development of EtherSound,"said Lamb. "We are confident that by partnering with AuviTran, our resellers are now able to provide their customers access to a solution that eases the technical and financial challenges of network convergence."Point Source Audio will have a full range of AuviTran's networking solutions on display for attendees of InfoComm 2017 (booth #6449) in Orlando, Florida. More information about Point Source Audio and AuviTran's various audio solutions can be found by visiting www.point-sourceaudio.com.Point Source Audio (@PSA_audio (https://twitter.com/PSA_audio)) manufactures and distributes worldwide their SERIES8 and EMBRACE miniature microphones—a unique line of headset, earworn and earmounted microphones known for their robust bendable boom and waterproof features. The company also holds the patent for the world's first modular in-ear comms headset that is improving the health and hearing for audio, lighting and camera techs using headsets everywhere from sports to space. As a result of PSA's pro-audio expertise and its admired reputation for sales and service support, the company has also been named the North American distributor by audio networking companies Digigram and AuviTran. Founded in 2004, Point Source Audio is headquartered in Petaluma, Calif. For more information call (415) 226-1122 or visit www.point-sourceaudio.com. Follow the company on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PSA_audioBased in Meylan, France, AuviTran, Inc. was founded in 2003 to develop audio network products that include the Audio Toolbox, Network Bridges, Breakout Boxes, and Software Management tools; and sells product worldwide through its network of distributors. To learn more, visit www.auvitran.com


Huang F.,Zhejiang University | Wang X.,Environmental Information Center | Lou L.,Source Point | Zhou Z.,Huzhou Vocational and Technical College | Wu J.,Zhejiang University
Water Research | Year: 2010

Understanding the spatial distribution and apportioning the sources of water pollution are important in the study and efficient management of water resources. In this work, we considered data for 13 water quality variables collected during the year 2004 at 46 monitoring sites along the Qiantang River (China). Fuzzy comprehensive analysis categorized the data into three major pollution zones (low, moderate, and high) based on national quality standards for surface waters, China. Most sites classified as "low pollution zones" (LP) occurred in the main river channel, whereas those classified as "moderate and high pollution zones" (MP and HP, respectively) occurred in the tributaries. Factor analysis identified two potential pollution sources that explained 67% of the total variance in LP, two potential pollution sources that explained 73% of the total variance in MP, and three potential pollution sources that explained 80% of the total variance in HP. UNMIX was used to estimate contributions from identified pollution sources to each water quality variable and each monitoring site. Most water quality variables were influenced primarily by pollution due to industrial wastewater, agricultural activities and urban runoff. In LP, non-point source pollution such as agricultural runoff and urban runoff dominated; in MP and HP, mixed source pollution dominated. The pollution in the small tributaries was more serious than that in the main channel. These results provide information for developing better pollution control strategies for the Qiantang River. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Fu X.,Source Point | Dou C.,Source Point | Chen Y.,Source Point | Chen X.,Source Point | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Hazardous Materials | Year: 2011

Phytolacca americana L. (pokeweed) is a promising species for Cd phytoextraction with large biomass and fast growth rate. To further understand the mechanisms involved in Cd tolerance and detoxification, the present study investigated subcellular distribution and chemical forms of Cd in pokeweed. Subcellular fractionation of Cd-containing tissues indicated that both in root and leaves, the majority of the element was located in soluble fraction and cell walls. Meanwhile, Cd taken up by pokeweed existed in different chemical forms. Results showed that the greatest amount of Cd was found in the extraction of 80% ethanol in roots, followed by 1M NaCl, d-H2O and 2% HAc, while in leaves and stems, most of the Cd was extracted by 1M NaCl, and the subdominant amount of Cd was extracted by 80% ethanol. It could be suggested that Cd compartmentation with organo-ligands in vacuole or integrated with pectates and proteins in cell wall might be responsible for the adaptation of pokeweed to Cd stress. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.


Tang X.,Source Point | Shen C.,Source Point | Shi D.,Source Point | Cheema S.A.,Source Point | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Hazardous Materials | Year: 2010

The present study was conducted to investigate the levels and sources of heavy metals (Cu, Cr, Cd, Pb, Zn, Hg and As) and persistent organic compounds including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in soils taken from Wenling, an emerging e-waste recycling city in Taizhou, China. The results suggested that most heavy metals exceeded the respective Grade II value of soil quality standards from State Environmental Protection Administration of China and also exceeded the Dutch optimum values. Total PAHs in soil ranged from 371.8 to 1231.2 μg/kg, and relatively higher PAHs concentrations were found in soils taken from simple household workshops. PCBs were detectable in all samples with total concentrations ranging from 52.0 to 5789.5 μg/kg, which were 2.1-232.5 times higher than that from the reference site (24.9 μg/kg). Results of this study suggested soil in the Wenling e-waste recycling area were heavily contaminated by heavy metals, PAHs and PCBs. Furthermore, compared with large-scale plants, simple household workshops contributed more heavy metals, PAHs and PCBs pollution to the soil environment, indicating that soil contamination from e-waste recycling in simple household workshops should be given more attention. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Sun F.,Source Point | Wu S.,Source Point | Liu J.,Source Point | Li B.,Source Point | And 2 more authors.
Bioresource Technology | Year: 2012

Effects of different chemical oxygen demand (COD) to nitrate concentration ratios in the injected leachate on the denitrification capacity of landfilled municipal solid waste were evaluated. Results showed that the 6-year-old refuse possessed high denitrification capacity. The nitrate reduction rate increased with the increasing COD concentration in the injected leachate. When the initial COD concentration increased to 6500mgl -1, nitrate reduction rate could reach up to 6.85mgNO 3 --Nl -1h -1. At the initial biodegradable COD/NO3--N ratio lower than the stoichiometric ratio of heterotrophic denitrification, autotrophic bacteria was the dominant microbial communities for denitrification. With the increase of COD/NO 3 --N ratio, the primary functional denitrifier would shift from autotrophic Thiobacillus denitrificans to heterotrophic Azoarcus tolulyticus. These results suggested that the initial biodegradable COD/NO 3 --N ratio in the injected leachate should be adjusted to higher than 6.0 for rapid in situ denitrification of 500mgNO 3 --Nl 3 -1. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.


Hess R.A.,Source Point
Journal of Physics: Conference Series | Year: 2013

The 50th anniversary of the first hologram made with laser light is an appropriate time to shine some light on the lasers that made it possible. Dubbed "a solution looking for a problem", the laser emerged from industrial research labs as a new kind of light source for any application requiring coherence. Immediately commercialized by both start-up and well-established corporations, lasers sold in their first year of production left much to be desired but made a good first impression. Their second year of production saw technical improvements that met the requirements for practical holography, and by the end of 1963 were good enough to make holograms of three dimensional, deep and diffuse imagery. Mostly obsolete by the end of the 1960s, very few of the Kennedy era lasers have survived. This survey is intended to identify and celebrate them, so more may be preserved as they are found, to be admired in the future. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.


The present invention provides an air-permeable filtration media that includes an air-permeable backing and an adsorbent. The adsorbent is at least partially embedded in the air-permeable backing. The present invention also provides a method of manufacturing an air-permeable filtration media. The present invention also provides a method of substantially removing contaminants form air, employing the air-permeable filtration media.


Trademark
Source Point | Date: 2012-02-14

Water treatment systems and units, namely, wastewater treatment systems and units; biological wastewater and sewerage treatment systems and units. Installation, maintenance and repair of water treatment apparatus, equipment, systems and units, namely, wastewater treatment apparatus, equipment, systems and units, septic tanks, concrete tank structures, pumps, filtration and purification apparatus, filters, apparatus for separating solid materials from liquids or gases, skimmers, clarifiers and pollutant traps; advisory and consultancy services in relation to the foregoing. Sustainable on-site water recycling and wastewater treatment services; water, wastewater and sewerage filtering services, namely, separating solid materials from air and water, sterilization, purification, recycling and processing services.


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