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X2O Media’s Xpresenter™ Platform Leverages SharePoint® Content for Digital Signage Displays

MONTREAL — Sept. 23, 2009 — In its continued efforts to streamline the content creation workflow for digital signage network deployers, X2O Media, a leading provider of technology, network management, and content services, today announced a new feature for its Xpresenter™ platform that allows users to leverage Microsoft® SharePoint® content for digital signage displays. Using X2O Media’s professionally designed smart templates, SharePoint content can now be quickly and easily displayed as broadcast-quality graphics without the need to duplicate the content creation effort, saving companies both time and resources. more

Gefen Releases Integration Solutions for DisplayPort Users

CHATSWORTH, CA – Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of two new plug and play methods of system integration among computer systems using DisplayPort connectivity.

DisplayPort KVM Switcher
http://www.gefen.com/kvm/dproduct.jsp?prod_id=8689

This KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) switcher offers a simple method of accessing any two computers from the same display, with the same USB 2.0 keyboard/mouse control. It saves space on the desktop, creating a more productive work environment. Switching between computers takes place using the IR remote or front-panel selector. Support for high definition video resolutions, hi-speed USB 2.0 peripherals and an audio output makes it ideally suited for today’s computer systems.

DVI to Mini-DisplayPort Adapter
http://www.gefen.com/kvm/dproduct.jsp?prod_id=8913

This adapter is designed for computer users who want to use a standard DVI port to connect a new flat panel display using mini-DisplayPort connectivity, such as the 24-inch Apple Cinema Display. The DVI to Mini-DisplayPort Adapter can more

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IED Launches Redesigned Website

New site aims to deliver market specific information quickly and effectively

IED WebsiteInnovative Electronic Designs is pleased to announce the launch of its completely redesigned website at www.iedaudio.com. This user friendly, graphically enhanced site aims to better showcase the advanced systems, products, and full line of services available from the world’s leading manufacturer of public communications and notification systems.

“Since all of IED’s systems are configured for the unique needs of our customers, it is necessary to be able to quickly explain how IED can help,? says Steve Youngson, Director of Sales for IED. “The redesign of the website does just that by allowing potential customers to pinpoint their specific requirements, identify individual market features and goals, review past installation successes, and be directed to products best suited for their needs.

In addition to updated aesthetics and functionality, IEDAudio.com has more

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For under $2,400, New Contemporary Research QMOD-HD HDTV Modulator Does It All

Dallas, TX – Contemporary Research, the leader in professional HDTV tuning and display control, continues to create innovative, affordable solutions in digital TV origination. An example is their new QMOD-HD HDTV Modulator, which easily converts PC-driven HD VGA and Component into an HDTV digital cable channel.

Retailing for less than $2,400, the QMOD-HD opens the door to cost-effective distribution of digital signage and HD subscriber sources using existing broadband coax cabling in sports, retail and entertainment facilities, corporate offices, colleges, schools and worship centers.

The QMOD-HD accepts HD VGA and Component analog video plus digital or stereo audio, and converts the inputs into a 720p/1080i MPEG2 digital media stream. Then, using the same technology as TV and cable broadcasters, the unit formats and amplifies the signal as an agile QAM digital cable channel. The channel combines easily into existing broadband systems, tuned in by digital, cable-ready receivers more

StrandVision Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary with Digital Signage System Giveaway Valued at $3,000

Includes digital signage service, computer and display…

MENOMONIE, Wis. – Sept. 23, 2009 – StrandVision LLC, a provider of Web-based Software as a Service (SaaS) digital signage, is celebrating five years in business. To commemorate the occasion, the company is giving away a complete StrandVision Digital Signage system that includes a one-year StrandVision Digital Signage software subscription, a personal computer and display. Total system value is $3,000. more

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YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO SYSTEMS PROVIDES 7.1 SYSTEM FOR AES SPECIAL EVENTS ROOM

NEW YORK⎯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) will provide a 7.1 system for use by the Audio Engineering Society in their Special Events Room #E12-13 during the AES Convention at the Javits Center. The sound system will include a Yamaha PM5D digital console and the new Yamaha TXn amplifiers running on a 96k EtherSound network featuring Yamaha IF3115 speakers in tri-amp mode, IF21115/AS in bi-amp mode, and IS1215 and IS1218 loudspeakers. more

Fairlight Technology Helps RTBF Win A Prestigious IBC Award

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A workflow solution designed by Fairlight’s French business partner EuroMedia Technologies played an integral part in helping RTBF, the national broadcaster for the French-speaking areas of Belgium, win a coveted IBC Award for Innovation at the recent 2009 IBC Convention.

EuroMedia Technologies’ AV-Process 3.0 CCE (Crystal Core edition) software was developed to work with all Fairlight products running Fairlight’s latest CC-1 engine. This new media management software was installed at RTBF last year, along with a number of new Fairlight workstations. It is now handling all audio and video files, including Avid and EVS input and outputs, enabling RTBF to automate its entire production workflow. more

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It’s Par for the Course as Scharff Weisberg Provides Support and Equipment for Learning Tents at US Open and PGA Championship

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Recent projects for two high-profile professional golf events fit Scharff Weisberg Lighting to a “tee.”

Working for Momentum Worldwide, Scharff Weisberg first supported the USGA Championship Experience Learning Tent at the US Open 2009 on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park, Farmingdale, New York. Later this summer they recreated the Learning Tent at the 91st PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota where a second hospitality tent for corporate VIPs was added. Scharff Weisberg (SW) supplied all the lighting and A/V equipment for the venues. more

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Netpresenter offers organizations & businesses professional Digital Signage free of charge

Netpresenter offers Free, no ads, full multimedia feature version of its professional Digital Signage solution as used by Sony and Volkswagen

New York, September 23, 2009 – Netpresenter, communication and alert software vendor, a.o. known for its innovative AMBER Alert system used in the Netherlands, introduces Netpresenter Free. Netpresenter Free is the free version of the Netpresenter Digital Signage software. Free can be used to create and publish Broadcast Quality, professional Digital Signage presentations on any screen. Netpresenter Free is free for use on one screen. more

Christ Memorial Church Raises Up L-ACOUSTICS Coaxials

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HOLLAND, Michigan – September 2009 — What is a church to do when the economy spirals into recession halfway through raising funds for a much-needed new PA system? In the case of Holland, Michigan-based Christ Memorial Church (CMC), the answer was to install a cost-effective coaxial solution from L-ACOUSTICS.

Early last year, CMC initially commissioned Parkway Electric and Communications to design a discrete loudspeaker setup to provide sound reinforcement for its 180-voice choir and orchestra, both of which perform from the far left side of the sanctuary. After evaluating at a number of systems, Parkway specified a compact LA4-powered system comprised of four KIVA elements arrayed beneath a KILO low-frequency extension cabinet, with two additional KIVA down-firing behind the array to provide monitoring for the choir. more

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