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Markertek Forms New European Branch With Acquisition of UK’s Composite Video, Ltd.

Markertek UK LogoSAUGERTIES, NY and LONDON, UK — April 20, 2009Markertek, a leading broadcast and pro-audio supply house, today announced that it has acquired Composite Video Limited, located in London. The new operation will be known as Markertek UK and will be an e-commerce and catalogue supplier of professional broadcast equipment and accessories.

Markertek UK will be the first specialized high definition supply house to serve the UK with unique proprietary solutions as well as immediate access to more than 600 broadcast manufacturers’ product lines,? said Charles Wagor III, marketing and event planning manager at Markertek UK. “Markertek already has a tremendous following in the UK and, with this acquisition; it establishes a home base for the European broadcast community.? more

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Simple, Warm Family Theater

lht06b_200.jpgThe following information is courtesy of the 2008 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Designers’ Choice Awards. For more information on how to become a member of CEDIA, or information on its awards program please visit www.cedia.org or call (800) 669-5329.

2008 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards Entry: Best Large Home Theater Level II: $115,000-$150,000

Date design began: 12-06-06
Date installation was completed: 11-25-07

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1. Synopsis describing the project goals, special features, or nuances.

The goal of this theater was simple, during a large scale whole-house renovation our client wanted to create a warm, inviting, high performance theater space for his family to spend quality time together. The primary role of this space is for the four daughters that “run the house” to enjoy watching movies with their friends and siblings on a nightly basis. The space had to be multi-functional and have an open concept to a bar/kitchen area, card table, and a 175 gallon salt water aquarium. The client fell in love with our design concept, and after approval of initial renderings and sample materials, we were given the freedom to complete the project on time and on budget with no further input from the homeowner. more

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Christie LW650 Launching At NAB

LW650The Christie LW650, one of the brightest WXGA, single-lamp 3LCD projectors on the market, will be introduced at NAB at Christie’s booth, #SL7912. The new projector’s native WXGA (1366 x 800) resolution provides a wide screen format image for full-screen compatibility with the latest laptops and monitors.

“Wide XGA is where the industry is moving. Fulfilling the need to display larger amounts of data, the Christie LW650 is among the leading high-brightness WXGA projectors which can present data and video sources with enhanced image quality,” says Frank Anzures, product manager for Christie. more

Christie Launches LX400 3LCD Projector

LX400The feature-rich Christie LX400, a versatile XGA 4000 ANSI lumens projector with an affordable price tag, is making a debut at Christie’s NAB booth #SL7912. A full value projector with no compromises, the new projector combines Christie’s renowned standard for high performance and industry-leading warranties.

The Christie LX400 is a native XGA companion to the Christie LW400, the company’s popular WXGA 4000 ANSI lumen projector. “The Christie LX400 shares connectivity and feature sets with our already best-in-class Christie LW400, offering Pro AV functionality at an economical price point,” says Frank Anzures, product manager at Christie. “The new Christie LX400 is a premium solution customers are accustomed to seeing from Christie. We are offering products for today’s cost-conscious market.” more

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Linear Acoustic Moves DTV Audio Quality Upstream With AERO.qc™

LANCASTER, Pa. — April 14, 2009 — At the 2009 NAB Show this month, Linear Acoustic is introducing the new AERO.qc™ Audio Quality Controller, which combines all of the essential loudness and reformatting tools required for maintaining a consistent viewer experience, including ITU loudness measurement, loudness correction, selective upmixing, metering, and monitoring. AERO.qc is designed to simplify operational integration when deployed at the head of the program chain — during ingest, origination, or in-house production — where correction can be applied manually or automatically to maintain program consistency. more

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Linear Acoustic and Cobalt Digital Team Up to Ease Delivery of 5.1 Surround Sound

LANCASTER, Pa. — April 13, 2009 — As the current economic climate forces broadcasters to work under the constraints of ever-shrinking budgets, engineers and executives are demanding audio processing systems that feature more robust functionality in preparing legacy media assets for 5.1 delivery. Linear Acoustic and Cobalt Digital Inc. have teamed up to meet this need, uniting their advanced audio solutions by incorporating Linear Acoustic upMAX™ surround sound upmixing technology into Cobalt’s 9305 embedded audio delay processor. Together, these technologies allow broadcasters to receive any stereo pair source material and upmix it to 5.1 for storage or transmission, in turn providing their viewers with the highest level of audio quality. more

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Wohler Mobile to Showcase Robust Solutions for Mission-Critical Monitoring Applications at 2009 NAB Show

HAYWARD, Calif. — April 13, 2009 — Wohler Technologies Inc. today announced that Wohler Mobile, packed with state-of-the-art processing and monitoring products, will be making a stop on the 2009 NAB Show floor. Proudly adorned in Wohler blue, the 22-foot-long trailer demonstrates how easily Wohler products provide key functionality even in the most space-constrained production applications. more

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Harmonic’s Rhozet Business Unit Dramatically Improves H.264 Transcoding Quality and Performance

Sunnyvale, Calif. — April 16, 2009 — Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) today unveiled the latest enhancements to its Rhozet™ Carbon Coder™ universal media transcoding solution. New capabilities include a dramatic performance increase in H.264 transcoding, improved output quality, improved support for Avid®-based workflows and support for Microsoft® Smooth Streaming. At the 2009 NAB Show, booth #SL9728, Rhozet will demonstrate these enhancements and also preview an automated quality control solution which fits into the Carbon Server workflow and minimizes the manual review of input and output files. more

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Harmonic Features ATSC Mobile Video Compression Technology at NAB 2009

Sunnyvale, Calif. — April 16, 2009 — Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that its market-leading DiviCom® encoders and ProStream™ 4000 multi-screen platform will power ATSC Mobile DTV technology demonstrations at the 2009 NAB Show. The DiviCom Electra® 8000 universal broadcast encoder, Harmonic’s newest and most advanced platform, offers a powerful design that reduces bit-rates without compromising video quality, enabling broadcasters to free up valuable spectrum for advanced services such as mobile video delivery. Harmonic’s ProStream™ 4000 provides real-time video compression optimized for the ATSC Mobile DTV format suitable for delivery to mobile devices. more

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RF Central Hits Homerun At World Baseball Classic

rf-central-rfx-cmt-ii.JPGTORONTO, ONTARIO – RF Central, part of The Vitec Group’s RF Extreme business unit, and a leading provider of digital and analog microwave systems for the broadcast industry, common carrier, cable, government, military and international marketplace, was a hit at this year’s World Baseball Classic games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada as its RMR-X6-II receiver and RFX-CMT-II transmitter provided interference-free coverage. more

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