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17th July 2017

gear secure

Gear Secure, the newly launched anti-theft company for musical instruments, have added Tony Scott of the TonyScottGroup to its board of technical advisors. The move is the first in a series of announcements by Gear Secure leading up to this week's National Association of Music Merchants summer convention in Nashville, Tennessee.

Scott, who most recently served as Federal Chief Information Officer for the United States, will advise the company on key strategic initiatives in conjunction with its late 2017 product roll-out.

Appointed by President Barak Obama in 2015, Scott held America's top technology position overseeing an $85Billion budget until his departure earlier this year. Considered to be a world-leader in his field, he has held CIO positions with Vmware, Microsoft, Disney and General Motors and was named a member of the CIO Hall Of Fame in 2009.

Introduced at NAMM 2017 Winter Show in Anaheim, California, Gear Secure's patented technology is the first commercially available embedded anti-theft device for musical instruments and other associated gear. It provides a bridge between RFID and GPS to help in the instant recovery of lost or stolen items. The company's stated goal is "the end of lost or stolen".

When released, the technology will be offered to consumers at an annual subscription price of $19.95. It will be embedded and offered with new gear, available for backline and tour management inventory solutions and released to the aftermarket through a certified installer network.

Gear Secure have also announced the use of Eddystone and Nearby from Google for its proprietary tracking device.

Gear Secure will be the first commercially-available tracking device to integrate Eddystone and Nearby products to create a world-leading solution and unprecedented mesh network.

Eddystone, first introduced in 2015 enables remote management of beacons, integration with Google services to help user devices discover content and functionality across Android, native apps and the web.

Introduced in 2016, Nearby allows people to interact with relevant apps, websites, and other information based on location.

Based in Lakewood, California, Gear Secure Music LLC is comprised of music industry, business and technology veterans who have sought to create a relevant solution to the real-world problem of equipment loss and theft.

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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