Yamaha MLC-200 Music Lab Offers Ultimate Control, Versatility and Clarity for Classroom Educators

“The MLC-200 Music Lab is a state-of-the-art system comprised of top-quality, trusted Yamaha components. It has been designed to meet the needs of today’s classroom teaching environments…,” says Ben Harrison, marketing manager, Digital Piano and Portable Keyboard, Yamaha.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (PRWEB) January 16, 2020
Yamaha today showcased the MLC-200 Music Lab, the most sophisticated and intuitive audio system ever created for real-time group keyboard instruction.
The MLC-200 combines the iPad® app, ML Touch, with audio hardware utilizing Dante technology, the most popular standard for transmitting audio over common Ethernet cables, to create a unique and flexible system for music educators to interact with their students. The MLC-200 is the first Dante-based music instruction system of its kind, and due to rugged Yamaha components, the best-sounding and most reliable.
The MLC-200 system enables instructors to speak or play to the entire class through their headphones, monitor what students are playing on their instrument or saying into their headset, communicate one-on-one with classmates who may be seated towards the rear of the room, mute all instruments with the touch of an icon and even take class attendance. With a tap of the app, instructors can also create subgroups for students with different levels of ability or those working on different pieces.
The MLC-200 system provides control of select Yamaha keyboards and Clavinova digital pianos, including highlighting notes on students’ instruments simply by playing them at the teacher’s station or resetting all student pianos to the main grand piano Voice. By using wireless headphones, instructors can roam about the classroom to help their students individually, while hearing and controlling the entire blend of the class’s instruments.
The MLC-200 BASE system includes all of the components needed for a teacher and eight students. This comprises an advanced Yamaha MRX7-D Dante signal processor to handle all audio routing and mixing duties; an SW2100P-10G Ethernet switch to network the MRX7-D with up to eight instrument stations, plus the teacher’s station, headphones, cables and nine MLA-200 interface boxes. The MLA-200 sits atop each digital piano and serves as the bridge between the Dante network and all the signals from each station, such as the headphone mix and headset mic, instrument audio and instrument USB-MIDI connection.
Each MLA-200 also provides a volume knob as well as convenient mic mute and instructor call buttons. In Duo mode, the MLA-200 allows two students to plug in separate headsets while sharing a single digital piano. Since each MLA-200 receives power-over-Ethernet (PoE) from the SW2100P-10G switch, no loss-prone AC adaptors are required at the students’ or teacher’s stations.
In addition, the MLC-200 BASE system provides nine pairs of headphones with headset mics (eight for the students and one for the teacher), a single pair of wireless headphones for the teacher and a Wi-Fi router that has been pre-configured as a private network. This lets the teacher control the system from an iPad without losing bandwidth to other nearby devices, ensuring rock-solid control.
Larger learning groups are easily accommodated by simply adding additional SW2100P-10G Ethernet switches, MLA-200 interface boxes, headphones and cables. The MLC-200 system delivers high-resolution audio quality with no latency, regardless of the number of students who are connected. Far from being restricted to use with digital pianos and keyboards, the MLC-200 system is also ideal for an electronic drum lab or for use without instruments altogether for language learning.
“The MLC-200 Music Lab is a state-of-the-art system comprised of top-quality, trusted Yamaha components,” says Ben Harrison, marketing manager, Digital Piano and Portable Keyboard, Yamaha Corporation of America. “It has been designed to meet the needs of today’s classroom teaching environments, with sturdy construction, wireless control, high-resolution audio, and virtually unlimited expandability. This is the lab system of the future, here today.”
Pricing and AvailabilityThe Yamaha MLC-200 Music Lab system ($9,999.99 MSRP) is now shipping. For more information, please visit the Yamaha Booth at the 2020 NAMM Show in the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Marquis Ballroom, January 16-19, 2020, or
About YamahaYamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is the largest subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement, commercial installation and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and NEXO commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, MusicCast wireless multiroom audio systems, Blu-ray/CD players, earphones, headphones, home-theater-in-a-box systems, sound bars and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, music, professional audio installation and consumer markets.

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Consumers Should Control Their Data, and TimiHealth Blockchain Ecosystem Makes It Happen

AUSTIN, Texas, January 15, 2020 ( – In the very near future TimiHealth will begin advancing consumer monetization of genomics data with a 70/30 split with the owners of the data. In simple terms, consumers will receive 70% of the compensation received when they opt in to share their data in the TimiHealth blockchain powered ecosystem. To learn more and take care of your genomics data visit:
Data privacy is becoming more and more important; enables a new opportunity by giving consumers full data privacy and an ability to share in the value generated from their data.
The US healthcare industry has a multi-billion dollar marketplace for information sold to data brokers, pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers. Yet consumers/patients receive none of the financial benefits. TimiHealth found some great examples of the deals that revolved around the sale of genomics data to pharmaceutical companies. This is a glaring example of big corporations profiting off consumers.
Quantity & price per unit
Data type
2012 – DECODE sold data to Amgen
Unit quantity: 300,000Price per unit: $1,383
Genomics data & Medical Records
2015 – 23andMe sold data to Genentech
Unit quantity: 3,000Price per unit: $20,000
Genomics data & Patient reported data
2015 – AncestryDNA sold data to Calico
2018 – 23andMe sold data to GSK
Unit quantity: 4,000,000Price per unit: $75
Genomics data & Surveys (includes 4 year exclusive access to data)
2018 – Genomic Medicine Ireland sold data to WuXi Nextcode
Unit quantity: 400,000Price per unit: $1,000
Genomics data & Medical Records
Millions of people pay direct to consumer genomic companies substantial fees to obtain information regarding their heritage, genetic disposition for certain disease states, or pharmacologic compatibility with drug regimens. Unfortunately, most consumers are unaware that the personal data gleaned from such tests can then be sold to any number of research organizations for huge profits—none of which are realized by the consumers themselves.
TimiHealth’s solution ensures that patients are in control of their own data where they can give permission for it to be used by their chosen healthcare providers and/or participating in the Timi Marketplace for data monetization.
“TimiHealth is driven by a mission to remedy these inequities by enabling consumers to own, control, and monetize the value of their health data, including that about their genomic data. TimiHealth is built on the principles of trust, transparency and empowerment, with a goal of putting control back into the hands of the true owners of this valuable data—consumers themselves,” said Will Lowe, Co-Founder of TimiHealth.
About TimiHealth:The blockchain powered ecosystem providing portability, security, and control of consumer genomics and health data.
Media contact:, (281) 607-7770
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Gimbal Launches LocationChoices, Giving Consumers Increased Control Over Their Location Data

Press Release – updated: Jan 9, 2020 09:22 PST

LOS ANGELES, January 9, 2020 ( – Gimbal announced today the launch of LocationChoices, a mobile app that gives consumers increased control over their location data. The program was launched to inform and educate consumers about the data they produce and allow them to opt out of potential use cases they were unaware of. 
While increasing government regulations like GDPR and CCPA provide broad consumer protections, the sensitivities of location data require more nuanced controls for consumers to decide if and how that data is used. 
LocationChoices – available on both iOS and Android – provides a more flexible framework to opt out of use cases where data is passed to outside parties, even if those organizations have contractual rights to do so. The app will become the universal blacklist for the industry and ensure location data from consumers who have opted out is not used for any advertising or analytics purposes. 
“Location data allows for more relevant and engaging consumer experiences than ever before,” said CEO of Gimbal, Rob Emrich. “While the majority of consumers prefer this, they also want more control over their data rights. This is why in addition to full compliance with government regulation, we’ve decided to go a step further and build a tool that puts more control back into the hands of the consumer.”
The vision for LocationChoices is far bigger than the Gimbal ecosystem. Gimbal plans to work with partners and privacy advocacy groups as well as competitors to set high standards to ensure transparency and control for everyone. 
Learn more about this initiative by visiting
About Gimbal
Gimbal translates location data into intent, measurement, and insights to help organizations transform their businesses, maximize marketing relevance, and humanize messaging for consumers. Gimbal is headquartered in Los Angeles and provides advertising and marketing technologies to the world’s leading brands and retailers interested in understanding the physical world. To learn more, visit
Media Contact​​Alexa KielPublic Relations Manager, Gimbal(800) 882-5216 ext. 523marketing [at] gimbal [dot] com
Source: Gimbal