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Sixteen XLD boxes a sweet addition to BarlowGirl tour

December 21, 2008
Sound installation and rental company Zeo Brothers Productions (Hatboro, Pa.

Dropkick Murphys

December 10, 2008
Boston-based punk rockers Dropkick Murphys are a touring machine with a legendarily live show.
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Sarah Brightman on tour with Electro-Voice

December 2, 2008
Texas-based tour production specialists

DC-One FOH Magazine Review

November 26, 2008
The Electro-Voice DC-One continues to turn heads with its stunning performance and impressive feature set.

Electro-Voice provides one big sound at Zero-Fest

November 25, 2008
Sound production company

President-Elect Obama delivers historic acceptance speech through Electro-Voice, Midas

November 22, 2008
The world listened as President-Elect Barack Obama delivered his historic acceptance speech to nearly a quarter million jubilant supporters at Chicago’s Grant Park.
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Magnificent world premiere for the Electro-Voice N8000-1500

November 15, 2008
Dutch superstar Jan Smit is not afraid to set new standards.

Bosch Communications Systems hosts academy in Guatemala

October 14, 2008
Bosch Communications Systems’ Nicolas Betancur and Juan Montoya worked with distributors Casa Instrumental SA (Guatemala City, Guatemala) on the one-day event, which began with a broad overview of the Bosch Communications Systems family of brands, moving into detailed presentations covering various product lines, markets, and applications.

Electro-Voice sound rocks 80,000 in Bogota, Colombia

October 14, 2008
Dozens of rock acts performed over the course of the day, putting the mighty X-Line through its paces in the 300-meter deep venue.

Electro-Voice provides uncommonly good sound for Common concert

October 6, 2008
JC flew 12 XLC127+ line array enclosures per side, with low end support via three XLC215 flown at the top of each full-range array.

PROCON Belgium invests in Electro-Voice ZX1

October 6, 2008
The Belgian branch of

New 90-degree versions of Electro-Voice XLC & XLD line-array loudspeakers up the ante in Oregon

September 25, 2008
Owner Peter Horne explained how the new 90-degree versions of the XLC and XLD add finesse to his EV rig: Oregon Zoo “In the past we have used delay towers at the open-air zoo amphitheater,“ says Horne.

Electro-Voice XLC impresses at Illinois State Fair

September 18, 2008
“Since taking delivery on our new EV XLC-127DVX system in January, we’ve continued to be very impressed by its ease of use and excellent sound quality,“ says Mike Mason.

PLASA 2008: Shuttlesound names five new customers for Electro-Voice line-array

September 12, 2008
In addition to the recent sale of EV’s XLD and XLE modules to APR Audio, Shuttlesound is pleased to welcome five rental companies into the EV X Network: - Clear Sound, based in Stratford-upon-Avon - CWS, based in Peterborough - Ethix, based in London - Leisure Tech, based in Wigan - OneBigStar, based in Nottingham CWS, Clear Sound, and Ethix have all invested in EV’s XLC system, recently revitalized by the DVX upgrade, bringing EV’s new 12-inch low-frequency/mid-bass woofers into the XLC-127 cabinets, improving high-SPL stability and full-bandwidth intelligibility.

Bosch Communications Systems hosts Distributor Meeting in Cartagena, Colombia

September 7, 2008
As well as catching up with old and new friends from across the Bosch pro audio family, guests were introduced to the latest product lines (and upcoming products) from Bosch Communications Systems’ brands Bosch, Electro-Voice, Klark Teknik, Midas, and Telex.

Live relay in the Ukraine - with Sir Paul McCartney and Electro-Voice X-Line

September 5, 2008
The Beatles are a cult-even (or, rather, especially) in the Ukraine.
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Atlanta Sound and Lighting Win “Hometown Heroes“ Award!

September 4, 2008
“We are thrilled to receive this award,“ says Scott Waterbury, President, Atlanta Sound and Lighting, “and I would like to thank everyone at Electro-Voice for their enthusiastic support over the last 30 years.

Knox-Array Event Production invest in Electro-Voice XLC-127DVX

September 3, 2008
“I’ve been an EV dealer for 15 years and have been a longtime X-Array user,“ says Brian Knox, “and I’ve always liked the EV sound.

Electro-Voice sound for Monsters of Rock Festival

September 1, 2008
The system’s X-Line component featured left and right arrays of 12 Xvls and two Xvlt, each flanked by 12 flown Xsubs.

Sir Paul McCartney Rocks Quebec with Electro-Voice!

August 28, 2008
Sir Paul McCartney provided the pièce de résistance among the city’s slew of celebratory cultural events, performing an energetic 2 1/2-hour concert-including a healthy dose of Beatles classics-in front of a euphoric, 260,000-strong audience gathered at the city’s Plains of Abraham.

Bosch crowned “Most Original Team“ in Munich fun run; Electro-Voice systems ensure superb sound

August 27, 2008
Despite soaring temperatures, there was a massive entry for this year’s Corporate Fun Run in Munich: no fewer than 30,000 runners of both sexes toed the line at the start of the just under five-mile course winding its way through the Bavarian capital.

Electro-Voice XLC at the Rijnweek Festival, Netherlands

August 20, 2008
From July 5-12, 2008, the Dutch town of Rhenen once again became the focal point of the pop and rock scene in the Netherlands, thanks to the Rijnweek Festival, now firmly established as one of the most popular events in the Dutch festival calendar.

Jazz an der Donau 2008 with superstars and systems from Electro-Voice

August 19, 2008
Now in its 22nd year, the Jazz an der Donau (Jazz on the Danube) festival is one of the most firmly established jazz festivals in Europe-a status further consolidated by this year’s event.

Beach Boom in the Netherlands with Electro-Voice XLC

August 14, 2008
The beach resort of Schouwen-Duiveland in the province of Zeeland in the Netherlands was the destination of choice on August 2nd this year for thousands of holiday-makers and dance fans.

Electro-Voice makes it three in a row at Glastonbury Festival

August 13, 2008
As last year, APR Audio provided sound reinforcement for the Jazz World Stage, often described as one of the best-sounding venues of the legendary festival.

Electro-Voice sound for Saddleback Worship Conference

August 12, 2008
The festival-held at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California-is focused upon the development of skills and creativity in the field of worship, with a wide range of church leaders, professionals, and musicians leading over 100 workshops.

Electro-Voice-powered “Scrum on the Beach“ in the UK

August 11, 2008
O2 and the RFU’s Play On campaign have combined forces to create a season of free beach festivals, attended by several England international rugby players, where visitors can play beach rugby and listen to live music.

More than just another day at the races for Electro-Voice

August 11, 2008
The popular Newmarket Nights are evening horse-race meetings followed by a concert.

Shuttlesound delivers first Electro-Voice Phoenix touring system in UK, plus first installation of Phoenix

August 11, 2008
Formerly known as Psygnosis Sound & Light, and Black Giant Audio, the company used to rent out EV1810 rigs to the rave/garage scene back in the 1990s.

Electro-Voice products integral to Olympic Games

August 8, 2008
As tens of thousands of athletes, officials and spectators begin arriving at Beijing Capital International Airport for the 2008 Olympic Games, a colossal engineering and architectural marvel awaits them: Terminal 3 of the gigantic airport, which was officially opened in February 2008, one of star architect Sir Norman Foster’s most spectacular creations.

Blue Man Group performs with Electro-Voice N/D microphones

July 25, 2008
Matt Koenig, Audio Director/Designer for Blue Man Group, is responsible for specifying sound reinforcement equipment for all the Blue Man Group productions around the world.

More than just a day at the races for Electro-Voice

July 24, 2008
The popular Newmarket Nights are evening horse-race meetings followed by a concert.

Electro-Voice XLC & XLD at Ottawa Bluesfest

July 23, 2008
Held in Ottawa’s LeBreton Flats Park, and running from July 3-13 this year, the festival now encompasses music from many genres beyond the blues.

Morris Leasing & Electro-Voice raise the bar for live sound on Kenny Chesney tour

July 23, 2008
Morris Leasing revolutionized the country music industry throughout the late “70s, “80s, and “90s with country superstars Alabama, boosting the band’s crossover appeal with a rock tour production approach to their live shows, helping launch them towards massive multi-platinum success.
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John Brown

July 22, 2008

Bosch Communications Systems supports Minnesota children’s fundraising event

July 21, 2008
The mission of Team25 is to improve the quality of life and create an environment of caring and community support for children facing extraordinary difficulties in their lives.

Electro-Voice XLD at Germany’s Duftstars gala

July 18, 2008
The presentation of the Duftstars awards (known internationally as the FiFi awards) is one of the most glittering lifestyle events of the year.

Roskilde Cinema with Electro-Voice XLE

July 17, 2008
The 38th edition of the legendary Roskilde Festival attracted some 110,000 guests this year, who were treated to a superlative programme over the course of eight days from June 29th to July 6th, in which over 170 top-class live acts-including Radiohead, Neil Young, The Chemical Brothers, Jay-Z, Slayer, and Grinderman-consolidated the festival’s world-class reputation and rich tradition.

New EMEA Sales Manager for Electro-Voice Microphones

July 16, 2008
EVI Audio GmbH is pleased to announce that Franz-Josef Menke has joined the company in the position of Sales Manager Microphones EMEA.
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Electro-Voice Cinema Systems hit big with Korean theater chain

July 7, 2008
Seoul, Korea based Cinus is a multiplex cinema chain renowned for its fantastic cinema sound systems.
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Bootsy Collins in James Brown Tribute Concert

July 3, 2008
July 2, 2008 featured the second stop on the James Brown Tribute world tour, and Bootsy Collins’ well-oiled, in-the-pocket funk cavalcade played to a packed house at the Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater.
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Electro-Voice XLC shines at Boys & Girls Clubs of America fundraiser

July 2, 2008
The evening’s program included awards presentations and special guest speakers, including Bruce Pearl, Men’s Basketball Coach at the University of Tennessee, and raised over $128,000.
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Electro-Voice artist endorsers, The Lee Boys, fresh off Bonnaroo stage with EV

June 30, 2008
EV artist endorsers the Lee Boys recently performed to thousands at this summer’s Bonnaroo Festival, winning over countless converts to their sound.

Hard rock stalwarts Whitesnake tour with EV mics!

June 30, 2008
Having finished the first leg of their 2008 World Tour, Whitesnake is currently in Eastern Europe playing to thousands of fans night after night.

Electro-Voice, GravelRoad drive Freedom Celebration in Cleveland, Tenn.

June 29, 2008
The Freedom Celebration is held on the final Sunday before the 4th of July, and features performances by national Christian musicians, local artists, choirs, and an end-of-the-night fireworks display.

International gospel star shines with Electro-Voice sound

June 27, 2008
Drummer Boy Sound (Miami, FL) deployed an extensive Electro-Voice Xw stage monitor system for the event, a fundraiser for the University of Ft.

2008 Dealer Incentive Trip announced!

June 23, 2008
Bosch Communications Systems is pleased to announce that this year’s exotic destination for the North American Dealer Incentive Trip is Maui, Hawaii! Last year’s trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic was merely a start of continued incentives for qualifying dealers! For 2008, Bosch Communications Systems have really upped the ante: qualified dealers who get their names on the illustrious ’A’ List will be wined, dined and suntanned in style at the Sheraton Maui Resort on Ka’anapali Beach.

Electro-Voice’ announces complete line of fixed installation loudspeakers-EV Innovation™-at InfoComm 2008

June 18, 2008
Las Vegas, NV, June 18, 2008: Electro-Voice is proud to announce the introduction of a complete line of fixed installation loudspeakers at this year’s InfoComm.

Electro-Voice’ presents EVID FM series flush mount in-wall speakers: a unique combination of performance, strength, and style

June 18, 2008
Las Vegas, NV, June 18, 2008: The EVID FM series of flush mount in-wall speaker systems is the next generation of high performance background and foreground installed speaker systems from Electro-Voice.

Electro-Voice’ presents RE97-2Tx lightweight two ear style headworn microphone at InfoComm 2008

June 18, 2008
Las Vegas, NV, June 18, 2008:Electro-Voice is pleased to show the RE97-2Tx headworn microphone at InfoComm 2008.

Electro-Voice’ presents REV-WT rechargeable bodypack for REV wireless system at InfoComm 2008

June 18, 2008
Las Vegas, NV, June 18th, 2008:Electro-Voice is pleased to present the REV-WT rechargeable bodypack for the REV wireless system at InfoComm 2008.

Electro-Voice’ presents ZXA5 powered loudspeaker at InfoComm 2008

June 18, 2008
Las Vegas, NV, June 18, 2008: Electro-Voice is pleased to show the new ZXA5 powered two-way loudspeaker at InfoComm 2008-the new standard in no-compromise audio performance and versatility, in a simple to use, compact package.

Electro-Voice’ SB2A achieves convenient high performance with “Sub System Drive“

June 18, 2008
Las Vegas, NV, June 18, 2008: The new Electro-Voice SB2A powered 12-inch subwoofer eliminates the need for external system processing and amplification, addressing the demand for lightweight high performance portable sound systems.

Electro-Voice’ shows additions to XLC & XLVC product lines at InfoComm 2008

June 18, 2008
Las Vegas, NV, June 18, 2008: Electro-Voice is showing multiple additions to the popular XLC (X-Line Compact) and XLVC (X-Line Very Compact) line array families at InfoComm 2008: 90-degree versions, additional fly-ware, and the XCS312 cardioid subwoofer.

Introducing ZX3: the new industry standard 12-inch two-way loudspeaker from Electro-Voice’

June 18, 2008
Las Vegas, NV, June 18, 2008: The new Electro-Voice ZX3 offers an unprecedented level of lightweight 12“ two-way loudspeaker performance for the widest variety of portable and installed applications.

UK’s largest Electro-Voice user adds compact line array cabinets to inventory

June 12, 2008
Now the largest Electro-Voice systems rental house in the UK, APR first adopted the X-Array concert sound technology in 2000, two years later, buying into EV’s line array concepts, first with X-Line and then with XLC systems.

Electro-Voice sound onstage for “American Idol“ homecoming

June 9, 2008
3500 people attended the event, which was televised on “American Idol“.

Green Thinking: Bosch and the Environment

June 2, 2008
Green thinking on a global scale is nothing new to Bosch.

Shuttlesound’s “Big Day Out“ set to be a regular event

June 2, 2008
More than 100 people made the trip to the centrally-located Ricoh Arena in Coventry, including visitors from as far away as Belfast and Glasgow, Wigan and the West Country.

Electro-Voice Plans Fantastic Showing at InfoComm 2008!

May 30, 2008
Bosch Communications Systems is currently preparing a fantastic showing at this year’s InfoComm in Las Vegas, Nevada (June 18th - 20th, 2008).

EV Microphones Past and Present at Australian Trade Show

May 14, 2008
The booth featured an extensive display of Electro-Voice microphones from both past and present, highlighting the leading role that EV has had in mic design and development during its 80 year history.

EV at the Live Indie Rock Wars!

May 7, 2008
Bosch Communications Systems pro audio brands Electro-Voice and Dynacord co-sponsored the event, which showcased the top 21 bands from this competition.

EV at Australian Olympic Torch Relay

May 5, 2008
The audio specification for the event required systems be provided at two locations, the first at the dawn torch lighting ceremony and the second for the end of relay presentation and concert.

Phoenix Takes Off at Calle Ocho

May 2, 2008
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German hit makers Marquess on tour with Electro-Voice XLD

May 1, 2008
Over 1,500 fans flocked to the Samsara club for the concert, which gave Marquess the chance to underline its status as an international act.

DRIVE Rocks Fiesta San Antonio with EV

April 29, 2008
DRIVE opened up for headliners Everclear and Alter Bridge on Saturday, the second day of the show.

Electro-Voice Auctions Celebrity Guitars for Charity

April 29, 2008
The “Celebrity Guitars for Charity“ auction is being held to raise money for the families of those who were either wounded or lost their lives on the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 1st, 2007.

Electro-Voice XLE Line Array Greets Olympic Torch in London

April 29, 2008
The bearer of the Olympic torch arrived in London’s most famous Square and ran down the steps to the foot of Nelson’s Column, where a stage had been erected for live performers and PA playback of the ceremonial trumpets providing the fanfare for the occasion.

Electro-Voice XLC Sounds Sweet with Sugarland

April 28, 2008
The tour sound and lighting systems are from Morris Leasing, who have had had great success deploying the world’s largest EV touring system-comprised of X-Line, XLC, P-Series remote control amps running IRIS-Net control and supervision software, and NetMax processing-on country superstar Kenny Chesney’s record-breaking tours, providing sound for sold-out shows at some of the largest venues in the U.

X-Line Rocks at Aztec Stadium, Mexico City

April 28, 2008
Estadio Azteca also hosts the city’s largest live performance and music events; “La Fiesta de la Radio Ke Buena“ and “El Evento 40“, held on April 16th & 17th respectively, both attracted audiences of over 100,000.

Shuttlesound Hosts Electro-Voice “Big Day Out“ - Leading Sound Designer Derrick Zieba is Keynote Speaker

April 25, 2008
UK pro-audio industry professionals mark your calendars! The Event: the Shuttlesound / Electro-Voice “Big Day Out“ The Date: Wednesday, May 28th The Venue: Ricoh Arena, Coventry The event is by invitation only, and may be swiftly organized through any Electro-Voice dealer or by contacting

Bosch Communications Systems Announces New Sales Manager, Mexico

April 22, 2008
Montañez brings over 10 years of professional audio experience to this position.

Eclipse Lighting & Sound Adds To EV Inventory

April 15, 2008
The XLC’s were supplemented with the purchase of EV X-Subs (powered by Dynacord PowerH H5000 amplifiers).

Electro-Voice Takes SXSW 2008 By Storm! Venues and Performers Prefer EV!

April 10, 2008
Electro-Voice recently proved its #1 pro audio brand status in Austin, Texas, the self-proclaimed “Live Music Capital of the World“.

LD Systems Takes Sound Reinforcement to a New Level at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

April 3, 2008
Running for three weeks in February and March every year, and celebrating its 76th year in 2008, Rodeo Houston is both the world’s largest livestock exhibition and the world’s largest rodeo event.

EV Caught in an Abbalanche with Australia’s #1 Tribute Show!

April 2, 2008
However, none come as close to reproducing the ABBA sound as Australia’s number one tribute show “Abbalanche“, who have had great success touring the country with such classic disco-era acts as KC and the Sunshine Band and Boney M.

EV Cardinal Artist Signature Model Released in Japan

March 28, 2008
This custom edition of EV’s popular large diaphragm condenser was designed for Shinya, drummer for legendary Japanese rock band Luna Sea.

Easterfest Shines with Electro-Voice Microphones

March 27, 2008
Located inside a large six pole tent, the festival “B“ stage-called the “Bigtop“-featured a full Electro-Voice sound system, including XLC/XLD combination line arrays, QRx 218 subs, and a spread of new Phoenix monitors, all powered by EV amplifiers.

EV Wins Again at London’s BRIT Awards

March 3, 2008
As in 2007, the full width of the Earls Court arena was filled by a double stage, allowing producers to flip-flop between live performances on the “Glam’ stage and the “Punk’ stage, with the presenters Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne in the center.

Electro-Voice Anticipates Dynamic Showing at Musikmesse, March 12-15

February 28, 2008
Electro-Voice is currently preparing for another stellar showing at prolight+sound in Frankfurt (March 12th-15th 2008).

Jazz Icon and Former Miles Davis Alumnus Joey DeFrancesco Endorses EV Microphones in the Studio and on the Road

February 25, 2008
B-3 phenom Joey DeFrancesco has been using EV microphones in the studio and on the road for nearly two decades.

Bostonian Irish Rockers, Dropkick Murphys, Continue SOLD OUT Tour, EV Mics in Tow!

February 21, 2008
Devoted American-Irish rockers, Dropkick Murphys, are currently on the road performing SOLD OUT shows across the country.

EV Sound for The Slowdown, Omaha

February 21, 2008
Ohio-based A/V system integrators SoundCom installed three sound systems at the venue, including main and small club systems featuring Electro-Voice loudspeakers and subwoofers.

UK’s Finest Theatre Students Perform with Electro-Voice

February 18, 2008
Shuttlesound, the UK distributor of Electro-Voice, was keen to show its support for the leading academy of stage arts, lending an XLE181 PA and RE-1 wireless systems to the Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre at RADA for this year’s graduate production of “Little Women - The Musical’.

X-Array for Record-Breaking ’70s Musical

February 18, 2008
Oh! What a Night is an unashamedly escapist, high-energy, feel good show, combining comedy, romance, and stunningly choreographed versions of everybody’s favorite disco hits.

Electro-Voice Endorser Levon Helm Wins Grammy!

February 14, 2008
Electro-Voice is extremely proud to call Levon Helm one of its artist endorser family members-and would like to congratulate Levon and the staff at Levon Helm Studios for their recent Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album, as well as The Band’s recognition by the Grammy Foundation for Lifetime Achievement.

Thrash Metal Purveyors Megadeth Embark on World Tour, Once Again Rely on EV Gear

February 13, 2008
Thrash metal purveyors MEGADETH recently kicked off another ambitious world tour in Finland’s icy climes on February 2nd .

Sound Art Deploys Electro-Voice Systems for International Jazz Conference

February 12, 2008
“IAJE is the biggest annual jazz event in the world,“ says Dave Alderdice, General Manager,

Edna Pro Joins Bosch Communications Systems Family of Sales Representatives

February 1, 2008
EDA Pro is a brand new pro audio sales company formed by EDA Marketing, a highly successful rep firm specializing in video technologies that celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2007.

Bosch Communications Systems has Stellar Showing at NAMM 2008!

January 24, 2008
The pro audio brands under the Bosch Communications Systems corporate umbrella - EV, Dynacord, Midas and Klark Teknik - were represented by a host of exciting and innovative new sound solutions at the 2008 Winter NAMM show, held in Anaheim, California, from January 17th through 20th.

Bosch Communications Systems to Offer Named Scholarships

January 24, 2008
Burnsville, MN, January 23, 2008 - In partnership with the NSCA Education Foundation, Bosch Communications Systems will offer two $2,500 scholarships this year in memory of Robert Bosch.

Electro-Voice Wins Major Industry Award!

January 24, 2008
“We are thrilled to accept this award,“ says Thomas Hansen, VP Americas, Bosch Communications Systems, “and would like to extend sincere thanks to all our dealers for this recognition.

A Mighty X-Line System for The Verve

January 18, 2008
One of the most influential alt-rock acts of the last decade, The Verve had its biggest hits in 1996/7, most notably “Bittersweet Symphony’.

EV Introduces Additions to XLC and XLVS Product Lines at Winter NAMM 2008

January 17, 2008
Winter NAMM, Anaheim, CA, January 17, 2008: Having been upgraded using EV’s latest DVX transducer technology, the XLC mid-sized line array is joined by new additions to the series.

EV Introduces DC-One Digital Loudspeaker System Controller at Winter NAMM 2008

January 17, 2008
Winter NAMM, Anaheim, CA, January 17, 2008: Based on a two-in-six topology, the DC-One is designed primarily for users of small- to medium-sized sound systems in both mobile and installed applications.

EV Introduces SB2A Powered Subwoofer at Winter NAMM 2008

January 17, 2008
Winter NAMM, Anaheim, CA, January 17, 2008: The new Electro-Voice SB2A powered 12-inch subwoofer eliminates the need for external system processing and amplification, addressing the demand for lightweight high performance portable sound systems.

EV Introduces ZX3 Loudspeaker at Winter NAMM 2008

January 17, 2008
Winter NAMM, Anaheim, CA, January 17, 2008: The new Electro-Voice ZX3 offers an unprecedented level of lightweight 12“ two-way loudspeaker performance for the widest variety of portable and installed applications.

Bosch Communications Systems Roadshow Update: Success with Sales Force in Florida

January 9, 2008
“It was a great day all around, from the guests’ wide-eyed enthusiasm for cool new products like the Midas XL8 and EV XLC DVX line arrays, to making new friends and sharing tips, to the well-paced, thorough program presented by the BCS team, who were consummate professionals.