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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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Architecture and AV Intregration Synergy

ih06a_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 Integrated Home, Level I: $67,500 – $120,000

IH6

Date design began: 01-06-06
Date installation was completed: 05-14-07

FEATURE ESSAY

1. Please provide a short four to six sentence synopsis describing the project goals, special features, or nuances.

The client desired synergy between the architecture, interior design, and electronics integration in the home. They required full sub-system integration that allowed user interfaces to be consolidated while also providing a high level of functionality. Frequent parties with music throughout, watching movies, and convenient control of lighting and climate were the primary needs. Ease-of-use, more

Crestron Releases DMCI Signal Integration Solution

Crestron DMCI Delivers an Affordable, Flexible Solution to Manage Embedded HD Data
and Integrate Analog and Digital Source Switching

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, August 14, 2009 – Crestron, the global leader in digital HD technology, announced today that its new DMCI (DigitalMedia™ Card Interface) solution is now shipping. The DMCI is a compact, rack-mountable enclosure designed to house a single DM Input Card to accept any AV source, including all analog audio and video, computer, HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort signals, and output those signals as HDMI. DMCI even handles USB-HID over Ethernet for remote wireless keyboard/mouse control. and USB-HID signals and output those signals as HDMI. Combining the DMCI with a HD-MD8X1 or HD-MD8X2 QuickSwitch HD™ HDMI switcher, provides the only fully integrated source switching solution for modern home theaters, meeting rooms and classrooms that include a variety of different signal formats that all must be displayed on 1080p more

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Furman CEDIA EXPO 2009 Preview

At CEDIA 2009 Furman/Panamax Will Introduce BlueBOLT™

BlueBOLT™, is a new technology providing secure, hosted IP (Internet Protocol) system control over compatible Panamax and Furman products. BlueBOLT leapfrogs other hosted IP solutions by offering unprecedented ease of use through a uniquely rich, modern graphical user interface (www.myBlueBOLT.com) that allows installers to monitor multiple installations across multiple locations. There are no static IP addresses to obtain, port numbers to remember, or new ISP accounts to configure. Unlike traditional IP systems that require a dedicated IT professional or programmer to set up, BlueBOLT offers true plug-and-play operation. Users more

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