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NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS EXPANDS P SERIES WITH 70-INCH P701 LCD DISPLAY

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Large Industrial Strength Digital Signage Display Offers Full Connectivity, Attention-Grabbing Clarity

CHICAGO – February 8, 2010 – NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announces the addition of a new size to its P Series, the expansive 70-inch P701 LCD display for digital signage. This commercial-grade display, which joins the 40-inch P401 and 46-inch P461, is designed for the rigors of 24/7 applications such as airports, public information, healthcare, rental and staging, boardrooms and some specialty professional applications where eye-catching digital signage is required. more

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Hamilton Health Sciences Educates with Vaddio Camera Systems

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (February 8, 2010) – When Hamilton Health Sciences started development of their new research institute, the David Braley Cardiac Vascular and Stroke Research Institute at Hamilton General Hospital, they needed an AV system capable of broadcasting two internationally recognized and well-established groups of scientists on a global scale. This new Institute will form a collaborative organizational structure by bringing together the Population Health Research Institute (PPHRI), currently led by Dr. Salim Yusuf, and the Henderson Research Centre (HRC), which is led by Dr. Jeffrey Weitz, with people around the world on a daily basis. more

AUDIO-TECHNICA CONTINUES ITS SUPPORT OF THE WORLD’S FINEST ATHLETES AT THE XXI WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES IN VANCOUVER

STOW, OH — 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, taking place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, this February. 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. more

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Bexel Expands Panasonic P2 HD Inventory With Addition Of 24 Camera Systems

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New Equipment Ready for Use at Vancouver Winter Olympic Games

BURBANK, CALIFORNIA – Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, has added several Panasonic P2 HD VariCam camcorders and accessories to its P2 HD inventory in preparation for the Vancouver Winter Olympics and future sports-related television productions. more

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Harkness Screens Provides Groovy Images For The Biggest Ever Sing-Along of Mamma Mia! The Movie

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Large Crowd Watches Hit Musical’s Mega Screening on 108-Foot Matt Plus

LONDON, ENGLAND – On Sunday, January 24th, London’s O2 arena hosted the biggest screening and sing-along ever of the hit film, MAMMA MIA! A giant 108-foot Harkness Matt Plus screen was specially built in order to allow the some 8,000 fans in attendance to see their favourite movie in all its glory. more

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Stage Research Supplies Garland Independent School District with Extensive Array of Software for Fine Arts Programs

Stage Research has teamed with Romeo Music in Dallas to turnkey 162 workstations for the fine arts programs at the Garland Independent School District (Garland ISD). Stage Research provided a wide array of software, including its best-selling Light Factory, SFX, Soft Plot, TDI-Sound and TDI-Lighting, for the Omnirax computer workstations, which Romeo outfitted with scanners, monitors and desks. more

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X2O Media Takes Content Creation to the Next Level With Release of Xpresenter™ 3.0

Latest Version of Digital Signage Platform Enhances Template Maker Authoring Tool With Content Management, Smart Templates and Objects, and Support for Stunning Graphics and 3-D Effects

MONTREAL — Feb. 4, 2010 — X2O Media, a full-service provider of software, network management, and content services for professional digital signage applications, today announced the latest release of its enterprise digital signage platform, Xpresenter™ 3.0, which combines unprecedented ease of use with the broadcast-quality graphics the company is known for. Version 3.0 includes an overhaul of the Xpresenter Template Maker, the only patented authoring application running inside Microsoft® PowerPoint®, to integrate content management and simple drag-and-drop placement of objects, in addition to support for 3-D objects and animations. Content creation is further simplified with new Microsoft Office add-ins for PowerPoint, Word, and Excel®, making it easier than ever for users to update content. more

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New Matrix Switcher from Gefen Supplies Simple and Reliable Method of System Integration

8×8 CrossPoint Matrix for HDMI v1.3

Access any eight hi-def sources from one or all eight displays with this new matrix switcher from Gefen.

CHATSWORTH, CA – Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of its new 8×8 CrossPoint Matrix for HDMI v1.3. This matrix switcher enables direct connections between high definition sources and displays without networking.

Eight Blu-ray players, gaming systems or set-top boxes using the HDMI format can be switched to any eight displays with the 8×8 CrossPoint Matrix for HDMI v1.3. High definition resolutions up to 1080p full HD are delivered instantly when selected. Plug and play operation and support for the expanded HDMI v1.3 format, including deep color as well as Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio make this a useful addition to any environment using consumer equipment. more

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Digital Projection Announces Delivery of Multi Format Switcher / Scaler with Dynamic Warp and Blend

Digital Projection’s VIP 3000

ATLANTA, GA –Digital Projection International (DPI) an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high performance projection systems, announced the first shipments of the VIP 3000 warp and blend solution. DPI’s VIP 3000 is a powerful multi-format switcher with the highest quality image processing, specifically optimized for projection applications. Broadly flexible warp and blend capability, combined with superb image scaling, broadcast grade de-interlacing, outstanding noise reduction and image enhancement technology make the VIP 3000 the most powerful warp-enabled image scaler available. more

Digital Projection Sponsors infoComm’s AV Technology Today Conference

ATLANTA, GA – Digital Projection International (DPI) an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high performance projection systems, announced a key sponsorship role in infoComm’s AV Technology Today conference. Held on March 18, 2010 in Washington, DC, the conference will offer commercial AV dealers early access to new audiovisual products and apps, plus hands-on demonstrations conducted by numerous technology manufacturers. more

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