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EAW’s JFL210 Line Array Chosen for U.K.’s Top of the Pops Comic Relief Benefit Concert

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Whitinsville, MA, USA, August 17, 2009 – Britain’s Top of the Pops (TOTP) has been a BBC institution since 1964, broadcast weekly until 2006 and occasionally as one-off specials in the years since. The latest such TOTP special, broadcast on BBC2 in spring 2009, featured performances from Franz Ferdinand, Flo-Rida, Oasis, Take That, Tom Jones, James Morrison and more, live from BBC’s Studio 4, as part of this year’s Comic Relief charity fundraising special. Aside from the significance marked by convergence of these great artists, a TOTP revival and the world-renowned Comic Relief organization, this program was notable for being the U.K. television debut of the JFL210 Line Array from EAW, a world leader in audio system technology. The JFL210s were supplied and installed by John Henry’s Ltd. (JHL), a leading multi-media sound reinforcement provider for the more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA CONTINUES ITS SUPPORT OF THE WORLD’S FINEST ATHLETES IN VANCOUVER 2010

STOW, OH, August 17, 2009 — Audio-Technica, a world leader in transducer technology, announces that over 3,000 of its microphones will be used at the XXI Winter Olympic Games, coming up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in February 2010. The use of Audio-Technica microphones for the broadcast of the 2010 Winter Games marks the continuation of A-T’s Olympic involvement, which has been consistent since the Summer Games in Atlanta in 1996.

Olympic Broadcast Services Vancouver (OBSV) is the Host Broadcaster for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, responsible for producing and distributing audio and video coverage of the Games. To generate an international production, OBSV will deploy all cameras, develop graphics, and capture audio at each sporting venue. OBSV will transmit this international production to all radio and television Rights Holding Broadcasters, who will adapt the signal for transmission on their networks. In this way, each nation will receive unbiased more

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MULTIDYNE FIBER-COMMS FOUR-WIRE OPTICAL EXTENDER FOR AUDIO FIBER TRANSPORT OF INTERCOM AND IFB MAKES EUROPEAN DEBUT AT IBC 2009

Compatible with MultiDyne, Clear-Com®, Studio Technologies® and RTS® Systems

multidyne-fiber-comms.jpgAMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Systems, a premier provider of fiber optic-based video and audio transport and routing solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, is introducing Fiber-Comms, a four-wire optical extender designed for intercom lines to the European market at IBC 2009 (Stand 2.A54). This advanced fiber optic extender seamlessly transports from one to eight intercom or IFB channels and can also transport control and signaling data.

Addressing the three key areas sought after by professionals in the A/V and broadcast industries, Fiber-Comms allows for greater data transport, over a lighter fiber cable and for a longer distance. When used in conjunction with the MultiDyne COMMS-2000 two-wire to four-wire converter, Fiber-Comms can extend a two-wire system. It is also a cost-effective integrated component for the LiGHTBoX™ field portable more

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DEEP EXPLORERS SELECTS FUJINON WIDE ANGLE LENS TO DOCUMENT ‘GRAVEYARD OF THE ATLANTIC’

Video Crew Chronicles Historic Dive of USS Monitor for NOAA, Rutgers University

WAYNE, NJ –Diving professionals from Deep Explorers used a Fujinon XS13x3.3BRM wide angle lens to document an historic dive off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., in June. In cooperation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of the Marine Sanctuaries and Rutgers University Institute of Marine and Coastal Science, Deep Explorers gathered data on the wreck of the USS Monitor, a U.S. Navy warship that has been resting 230 feet down on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean for more than 150 years.

The company produced a series of video segments, entitled Graveyard of the Atlantic, which were posted on the NOAA website during the expedition. A Sony PDW F350 XDCAM camera paired with the Fujinon XS13x3.BRM lens served as the primary topside camcorder for recording interviews and stand-ups of divers and more

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Vizrt Releases Viz Curious Maps 9.1 Branded Mapping Software 


New Release Adds Support for DigitalGlobe Online Global Satellite Imagery Services

Bergen, Norway, Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ)- Vizrt announces that Viz Curious Maps 9.1—the latest version of its branded mapping and geographic animation software for broadcast—will be introduced during the company’s invitation-only “Amsterdam Sessions,? from September 10th-15th in the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam. Version 9.1 represents a major upgrade to Curious Maps, which is considered the defacto standard for creating and animating electronic maps.
“At a time when breaking news can erupt in any corner of the world, it’s imperative for broadcast journalists to have sophisticated, intuitive map building software capable of integrating high-resolution global satellite imagery,? said Ran Yakir, Head of R&D Israel, Vizrt. “Curious Maps 9.1 is unrivaled in its ability to build, label, and animate all types of colorful, appealing maps so that broadcasters can effectively illustrate and convey the geographical locations and terrain more

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ADVANCED BROADCAST SOLUTIONS COMPLETES SUCCESSFUL ‘BASTARD’ TOUR TO PROMOTE BETTER BROADCAST AUDIO

SEATAC, WA — Premier systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) has completed its “Understanding the Bastard Child of Broadcast? tour, which provided free audio training to video professionals. Sponsored by Dolby, Genelec, Linear Acoustic, Sennheiser, and Yamaha, the tour visited six broadcast stations in Oregon and Washington in late July.

Led by Mark Miller, ABS Sales and Design Specialist, the educational sessions covered a variety of audio topics, including 5.1 surround sound, wireless microphones, loudness issues, and acoustics. Attendees included broadcast station personnel and independent content producers from the area.

“The reaction from attendees was very positive,? said Mark Siegel, President of ABS. “Audio never seems to be a priority until something goes wrong. Based on reactions we received from our attendees, continued audio education is both necessary and appreciated, from basic audio techniques to advanced topics like dialnorm.?

While the tour was considered a success more

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DW Collection Launches Newest Ferrari Art.Engine System for Home or Office, an Instant Classic

0809fourcolordwvweb.jpgRadical Home/Office Super-System Upgraded with Art.Suono Transmission Dock, DWC-Aphex Music Enhancer, DWC-Wireless Technology, and More

CEDIA EXPO, ATLANTA, GA, Aug. 17, 2009 — The David Wiener Collection (DWC), a luxury line of audio, entertainment, furnishing and fashion offerings, introduces the newest Ferrari Art.Engine System, an audio and engineering tour de force designed primarily for homes and executive offices, during CEDIA EXPO ’09. Created to enhance today’s lifestyle, the new Art.Engine System combines an exciting music listening experience with a stunning visual presentation.

The Art.Engine System is more than just an upgraded version of the pioneering Ferrari Art.Engine. The original was a bi-amplified stereo audio system housed in a single floorstanding aluminum tower featuring twin integrated line-source loudspeakers, four 200-watt discrete digital amplifier modules, DSP signal management, and a digital wireless receiver.

The new, upgraded Art.Engine System also includes the Art.Suono wireless more

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DK-Technologies Launches Graphical Loudness Display

loudness.jpgDK-Technologies is using the IBC platform to introduce a new Graphical Loudness display for its award-winning PT0760M HS/SD waveform monitor.

This display allows engineers to simultaneously see waveform and audio information on the same screen. It is particularly useful for facilities that need to comply with the new BCAP guidelines on audio loudness as it enables engineers to measure loudness against time and instantly see the effect of any changes they might make to loudness values.

The Graphical Loudness display allows user to view up to three minutes of rolling audio. The PT0760M is able to de-embed up to 16 audio channels from up to 4 HD/SD video in puts and also provide Dolby Digital/DolbyE decoding. The PT0760M can also be purchased with analogue and digital audio inputs and outputs. With these options the PT0760M can provide ITU indication via the more

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FOR-A TO HIGHLIGHT HVS-300HS COMPACT HD/SD SWITCHER, VRCAM VIRTUAL STUDIO AT SET BROADCAST & CABLE 2009

MIAMI, FLORIDA – FOR-A Latin America, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast industry, will showcase a range of products at the upcoming SET Broadcast & Cable Show Aug. 26-28, 2009, at the Imigrantes Exhibition Center in São Paulo, Brazil. FOR-A will exhibit in the booth of Tecnovideo (Booth #68), the company’s exclusive distributor in Brazil.

“The SET Broadcast & Cable Show has become a must-attend event for FOR-A,? said Mr. Hiro Tanoue, President, FOR-A Latin America. “Each year, the event draws a larger key audience of broadcast and video professionals from Latin America. We expect our products to draw a lot of attention at the show this year.?

At the show, the HVS-300HS HD/SD portable video switcher will make its Latin America debut. With a compact 1RU main unit, the 1M/E switcher is an ideal solution for use in flight packs, mobiles or more

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AKG’s Microphone Technology Takes Vienna’s Golden Hall To New Levels

For the finest and most beautiful concert hall in the world, only the best will do, which is why Vienna’s Großer Musikvereinssaal has developed an assortment of AKG microphones to provide unmatched sound quality. The Großer Musikvereinssaal, known to many as the Golden Hall, is home to Vienna’s Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra’s famed annual New Year’s Day Concert. With a worldwide television audience tuning in every New Year’s Day since 1959, the world-renowned architectural acoustics needed more; they needed a fully stocked sound system complete with AKG C 12 VR’s, K 702’s and WMS 400 wireless system.

The Golden Hall is more than just a concert venue; it also hosts numerous lectures and public readings. Because it handles so many types of public events, there is a need for a high-quality sound system that is met with four channels of the AKG WMS 400 wireless system. A more

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