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Extron Introduces New USB Extender

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Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the USB Extender, a two-piece transmitter and receiver set for extending USB up to 450 feet (135 meters) on a single, standard CAT 5/5e/6 or CAT 7 cable. The USB Extender is compatible with USB 1.0, 1.1, or 2.0 and includes a four port hub supporting simultaneous connection of up to four USB devices. The USB Extender is ideal for use in applications utilizing the Extron Annotator and remote touchscreen displays, as well as for applications that require the remote location of USB peripherals such as interactive whiteboards, keyboards, mice, and other HID-human input devices. It can also be used with USB 2.0 peripherals that require high data transfer speeds, including webcams and document scanners as well as thumb drives and other mass storage devices. more

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DANLEY SH-50s PROVIDE STUNNING PATTERN CONTROL AND ARTICULATION FOR ST. JOHN BAPTIST CHURCH

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COLUMBIA, MARYLAND – FEBRUARY 2010: St. John Baptist Church (SJBC) in Columbia, Maryland recently completed construction of a wonderful new sanctuary on a recently-acquired forty-acre tract of land. The new building sits just over a mile from SJBC’s previous location and contains all of the amenities that the church has longed for in its nearly forty-year journey from start-up to establishment. Included in that wish list is a wonderfully articulated sound system centered on four Danley SH-50 full-range loudspeakers that evenly blanket the fan-shaped room without appreciably exciting the walls or ceiling. Neil Shade of Acoustical Design Collaborative designed the system, and Baltimore’s HP Electronics installed it, with oversight from Joe Schwartz.

Shade designed SJBC’s new system as an exploded cluster of four separate hangs. Room treatments, including wall and ceiling panels, helped tone down the sonic effect of the drywall that formed the basic structure of the walls, more

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Media Decor Offers Elegant Solutions for Concealing Large Flatscreen TVs

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL—Media Decor LLC (www.mediadecor.com), leading manufacturer of elegant solutions to discreetly conceal flatscreen TVs, believes that the perfect place for fine art is in front of your television!

As TV screens increase in size, the most popular location for placement tends to be a wall—but when the TV is turned off, it becomes a large, black glass object that’s difficult to hide. Enter Media Decor with three attractive designer solutions for concealing flatscreen displays behind beautiful framed artwork. Designers and homeowners can choose Moving Art on Canvas, Mirrors, and Art Lift systems, over 500 frame styles ranging from traditional to contemporary, and over 2,500 works of art available on the company’s website—or, alternatively, client-supplied artwork. As a free service to installers, architects, and designers, Media Decor also offers AutoCAD drawings with detailed instructions. more

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VBrick’s Enhanced Online Streaming Service (VBoss) Makes Live Video Webinars a Reality in the Enterprise

VBoss 2.0 Delivers Comprehensive Flash Support, Ability to Broadcast Inside or Outside of the Firewall

Wallingford, Conn. – February 3, 2010 – VBrick today announced availability of VBoss 2.0, the next iteration of its award-winning live, professional video broadcasting service. VBoss 2.0 enables customers to conduct video-based Webinars without the need for costly outside production companies or a third party host. VBoss 2.0 is also the only solution on the market that is custom engineered to capture and distribute live video content inside or outside of a corporate firewall. more

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SceneStudio Video Wall at Manitoba Museum Improves Revenues and Visitor Experience

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Visitor information video wall featuring exhibits and addmission pricing

Buffalo, NY (February 3, 2010)Manitoba Museum, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is the province’s largest heritage centre, and is renowned for its combined human and natural heritage themes and vivid portrayal of Manitoba’s rich and colourful history. The Museum shares knowledge about Manitoba, the world and the universe through its heritage collections; interpretive galleries; exhibitions; publications; on-site and outreach programs; live, interactive Planetarium shows; and hands-on Science Gallery exhibits. As a multi-venue facility, Manitoba Museum was searching for a marketing solution to increase sales of multi-venue ticket packages while also improving the visitors’ experience. more

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Dancing Diablo, NY’s One-Stop Animation, Design, CGI, Live Action & Post House, Doubles Its Space, Expands Its Services & Signs Zinndependent For East Coast & Midwest Commercial Representation

NY: Feb. 3rd, 2010 – Commercial creative studio, Dancing Diablo (www.DancingDiablo.com) has responded to the advertising industry’s growing demand for its full-services approach to production, animation, stop-motion, visual effects, live action, editorial and finishing services with a move to new digs that double the firm’s space, allowing it to integrate expanded services into its corporate infra-structure. more

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Barco announces new targeted presentation package for its 3Gbps multi-format video switcher

At ISE 2010, Barco will introduce PlusPAK, a powerful new configuration package for the FSN Series switcher. Specifically designed for the presentation needs of the events market, PlusPAK leverages the field-proven FSN platform with new Universal Output Cards, Multiviewer, DVE, and full 2.5 M/E control.

ISE (Integrated Systems Europe) Amsterdam, Netherlands— 2 February 2010 — Image processing pioneer Barco is proud to announce the introduction of PlusPAK for the FSN Series multi-format switcher at ISE 2010 (2-4 February at the Amsterdam RAI). Tailor-made for the flexibility and agility needed in the events industry, PlusPAK is a new hardware and software suite comprised of four components — a new Universal Output Card (UOC), the system’s new Multiviewer (MVR), a Digital Video Effects Card (DVE) and new software capable of controlling 2.5 M/E’s from the compact FSN-150 Controller. Because contemporary presentations are often more complex than single screen, single output, single format shows, PlusPAK answers that requirement with a purpose-built solution. more

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SOLID STATE LOGIC C10 HD DIGITAL BROADCAST CONSOLE SOLD TO WREG-TV

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C10 Used for Live News and Local Programming

MEMPHIS, TN – Solid State Logic is pleased to announce the sale of a new 24-channel C10 HD Digital Broadcast Console to CBS affiliate WREG-TV. WREG provides news programming for Memphis and the Mid-South area of the U.S., along with weather, sports, business, politics, entertainment and health programs. The C10 HD ‘5.1 Upmix’ feature gives WREG the capability of matching local stereo productions with network 5.1 feeds for seamless transitions between the two signals. WREG-TV also purchased the Production Automation option to integrate with their newsroom automation system. The C10 HD will help facilitate the station’s move into full HD broadcasting.

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CAD Audio Introduces Astatic 210 Surveillance Mic

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Solon, OH––A commercial-grade omnidirectional, button-style model with adjustable line-level and internal audio limiter, the new Astatic 210 is a miniature-boundary microphone designed for installation in security, ambient monitoring and observation applications.

Visually unobtrusive, the 210 mic features an output level that is variable from -50dBv (3.2mV) to -10.5dBV (300mV) @ 1μBar to effectively interface with security cameras, digital video recorders and other observation and recording devices. more

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XT-RockSolid Speakers Now Available From SoundTube

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With no visible grille holes, XT-RockSolid speakers blend into the surrounding landscape.

ISE 2010, Stand 11D38 – SoundTube Entertainment, the leading manufacturer of high-performance commercial speaker systems, has announced the immediate availability of the XT-RockSolid speaker. XT-RockSolid™ speakers use SolidDrive® transducers to reproduce high quality audio from a molded polyurethane shell shaped like a large rock. The SolidDrive units drive the entire surface of the shell to produce omnidirectional, high fidelity sound. The speakers are ideal for garden areas, patios, lounging areas for hotel and resort pools, and outdoor cafés. more

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