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Russian State Television Invests in RTS Intercom Systems

Straubing / Moscow It isn’t just the athletes that have to gear up for major sporting events like the Olympic Games – to the technical service providers, too, world-class events like these represent a challenge for which they must prepare at length. For this reason, Russian state television’s RTR Sport Moscow is already investing in the equipment it will be using when the Winter Olympics come to Russia in the year 2014. The centerpiece of the new acquisitions is a dual frame Advanced Digital Audio Matrix (ADAM) from RTS purchased from and installed by TELEX/RTS’s Russian partner Qualitron. The two frames of the ADAM have been installed in different buildings but are linked by fiber-optic cable.
To optimize communication with units out and about at the Games, RTR has also invested in an RTS Cronus matrix. The system the broadcaster opted for in this case boasts two frames and 64 ports. more

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PLUS Vision Appoints Robert Garbutt as Director of Sales

BEAVERTON, Ore. — June 16, 2008 — PLUS Vision Corporation of America, a premier provider of leading-edge digital projectors and electronic copyboards, today announced that Robert Garbutt has been promoted to director of sales. In his new role, Garbutt will oversee all sales activities through the PLUS Vision dealer channel. more

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Video Applications And Scharff Weisberg Team Up in Vegas To Support Kindred Healthcare

KindredVideo Applications Inc. and Scharff Weisberg teamed up to provide video support for a three-day leadership meeting for Kindred Healthcare, Inc. at the Palazzo Ballroom in the Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas. The first-time event for Kindred, attended by 1,200 employees, was produced by Event Designs New York (EDNY), a boutique special-events production company. more

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New Fiber-Based Extender from Gefen Delivers Hi-Def Video Up to 500 Meters

CHATSWORTH, CA – For ultra long-distance digital video extension, Gefen offers its new DVI-1500HD. This system operates through robust sender and receiver units connected to the source and display at local and remote locations. One 4-link LC-LC multimode fiber cable delivers hi-def video from sender to receiver, supporting resolutions to 1080p full HD or 1920×1200 for computers. Up to 500 meters (1640-feet) in distance can be traveled with an instant delivery of data. HDCP-compliant video may be extended up to 100 meters (330-feet) using an additional CAT-5 cable for DDC transmission. more

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New 8×8 DVI Matrix from Gefen Offers System Integration at the Professional Level

InfoComm Booth C1740 — Audio/video professionals interested in assigning multiple computers to several different displays will find the new 8×8 DVI Matrix from Gefen a useful solution. It requires no networking, instead enabling a simple and direct connection among eight DVI computers and eight DVI displays using its 16 DVI inputs/outputs. To control multiple computer workstations, users have the option of accessing all connected devices using the Gefen IR remote control or by opting to use a smart control system via the unit’s RS-232 connection. more

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Gefen Delivers HDMI over One Fiber Cable Using Small Sender/Receiver Units for Streamlined Installations

InfoComm Booth C1740 — Gefen’s newest fiber-based extension solution uses a single fiber optic cable to transmit HDMI v1.3 video up to 500 meters in distance with support for deep colors and the entire scope of the expanded HDMI format. The system uses Omron’s fiber optic modules to enable a simple yet long-distance delivery of HDMI over one fiber optic cable. more

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GefenTV Scaler Pro Offers HQV Scaling to Optimize Home Theater Systems

InfoComm Booth C1740 — Offering three separate functions in a single-box solution, the GefenTV Home Theater Scaler Pro switches between four audio/video sources, converts component, composite or s-video inputs to the enhanced HDMI v1.3 format, and upscales all four sources to 1080p full HD before outputting to one HDMI display or projector. more

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Gefen’s HDMI over RGB Extension Solution Enables Hi-Def Upgrades without Replacing Cables

InfoComm Booth C1740 — Connectivity solutions provider Gefen unveils its HDMI RGB Extender at InfoComm, using ActiveConnect™ technology from Gennum Corporation. The sender/receiver system enables current video systems using 5BNC cabling to upgrade both the audio/video source and the display or projector to the expanded HDMI v1.3 format, leaving original conduit cables intact. Hi-def video in resolutions to 1080p with multi-channel audio is transmitted up to 100 meters in distance with zero signal delays or dropouts. more

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JL Audio and Hard Rock Park create a new ride experience.

Miramar, FL—June 13, 2008—Hard Rock Park, a 55 acre Rock n’ Roll theme park in Myrtle Beach, SC, officially opened to the public on June 2, 2008. This brand new park features over 50 attractions for rockers of all ages, including live shows, thrilling rides, restaurants, live musical entertainment and more. The Park, which expects to draw 3 million visitors annually, turned to JL Audio in their quest to create an entirely new performance benchmark for on-board audio in four of its key attractions. The goal was to immerse riders with clean, powerful sound that would rival a live concert. more

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Adder Partners with JB&A Distribution and X2O Media to Present Customized Digital Signage Content at InfoComm 2008

JB&A Customizes Content Through X2O’s Xpresenter™; Adder Extends Content to Display Screens for Crisp, Clear Video

NEWBURYPORT, MA and LAS VEGAS – June 16, 2008 – Adder, a leading developer of KVM switches, extenders and KVM over IP solutions, today announced that it has partnered with JB&A Distribution and X2O Media to present a customized digital signage display in Adder’s booth at InfoComm 2008. more

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