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Extron Showcases Newly Acquired Line of Multi-Image Display Processors at NAB 2010

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Following its recent acquisition of the Products Division of Electrosonic, Extron Electronics will exhibit a lineup of multi-image display processors at NAB 2010. These video and graphics videowall processors feature highly scalable input, output, and windowing capabilities, plus high performance image scaling technology. The Quantum™ Elite is designed for large videowalls up to 28 screens and larger, while the Quantum Connect is ideal for small to medium-sized videowalls up to 14 screens. more

Extron Premieres New Modular Power Enclosure for Fiber Optic and Twisted Pair Extenders

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Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the PowerCage 1600, a rack-mountable, 16-slot enclosure that supports a wide range of Extron fiber optic and twisted pair A/V transmitter and receiver boards. Providing an efficient way to power and mount multiple transmitters and receivers, the PowerCage 1600 simplifies integration for large, rack-mounted systems. The PowerCage 1600 also features an optional redundant, hot-swappable power supply plus active power and thermal management to optimize reliability in mission-critical environments where continuous, 24/7 operations is essential. The hot-swappable, modular design allows for replacing or upgrading boards in the field at any time, without having to power down the system. more

MobiTV, Inc. and Triveni Digital Demonstrate New Interactive Mobile Broadcast Technology

Demonstration at the NAB Show Highlights New Possibilities for Mobile Media Delivery

LAS VEGAS — NAB Show — April 12, 2010 — MobiTV, Inc., in collaboration with Triveni Digital, today unveiled the MobiTV Interactivity Server and Mobile TV Client, based on the ATSC A/153 Mobile DTV standard, enabling new interactive possibilities for mobile media delivery. more

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Extron Introduces New Multi-Format Media Presentation Switcher

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Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the MPS 409, a multi-format presentation switcher for digital and analog signals. It combines five independent switchers in a single compact enclosure: 3×1 HDMI with embedded audio, 2×1 DVI, 2×1 VGA/HDTV component video, 2×1 composite video, and 9×1 analog stereo audio. For optimum flexibility in system design, the MPS 409 features three selectable switching modes, including the ability to route all DVI and HDMI sources to the display using a single HDMI cable. EDID Minder™ provides continuous EDID communications between the HDMI, DVI, and VGA sources and the display device and ensures the reliable display of video. HDMI and DVI inputs and outputs are HDCP compliant, ensuring the display of content protected media. The MPS 409 is ideal for use in single-display applications that require a hybrid switcher for integration of digital and analog video sources and associated audio signals, including conference rooms, classrooms, training facilities, and rental/staging. The MPS 409 will start shipping this month. more

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Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Adds More Reps to NEXO Network

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Continuing with its expansion of the NEXO rep firm network, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) has added two additional manufacturer rep firms to spearhead sales of NEXO speaker products within North America. more

Extron Introduces VN-Matrix™ Encoders and Decoders for Streaming High Quality A/V Over IP

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At the 2010 NAB Show, Extron Electronics will exhibit the VN-Matrix™ 200 Series and VN-Matrix 300 Series encoders and decoders for real-time transmission of high resolution audio visual content across standard IP networks. Unveiled under the Extron banner for the first time since the acquisition of the Products Division of Electrosonic, the VN-Matrix Series is ideal for live viewing, collaboration, storage, and playback of high quality A/V signals. With the scalable VN-Matrix system, you can start small and add additional encoders and decoders later to turn your IP network into a virtual routing matrix switcher that is practically limitless in size. The VN-Matrix 200 Series enables streaming of DVI & RGB video, while the VN-Matrix 300 Series supports SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G-SDI video. Both VN-Matrix Series can be used on uncorrected networks and provide visually lossless picture quality for large projected images and high resolution graphics. more

RTW AND LAWO ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION AT NAB 2010

New RTW TouchMonitor to Be a Hardware Option for Lawo mc² Digital Audio Consoles

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 13, 2010 — RTW (Booth C457), a leading manufacturer and distributor of professional audio metering and control devices based in Cologne, Germany and Lawo (Booth C2217), a longtime manufacturer and distributor of digital mixing consoles and audio routers based in Rastatt, Germany, are jointly announcing at this year’s NAB show that the new RTW TouchMonitor TM7 will be available as a fully integrated hardware option for the Lawo mc² range of digital audio consoles. more

COMMERCIAL ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS INDUSTRY SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

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NSCA Education Foundation, Bosch Offer Assistance to Students

Cedar Rapids, IA, April 13, 2010 — Applications are now being accepted for three $2,500 scholarships offered through the NSCA Education Foundation in partnership with Bosch’s Communications Systems Division.

Two scholarships, in memory of the company’s founder, Robert Bosch, will be awarded to qualified applicants interested in the commercial electronics systems industry who are recent high school graduates or who are currently pursuing an undergraduate degree. more

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U Street Music Hall Dazzles D.C. With Martin Audio System

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Located on Washington, D.C.’s hip, edgy street for new music, the U St. Music Hall has a powerful and highly sophisticated sound system that immediately set it apart. Or as the Washington Post’s Chris Richards put it, “Bass drips like subsonic honey from U Hall’s six-figure sound system, an incredible machine that trumps any nightclub’s in the city.?

Or as club principal Will Eastman commented wryly about the earth-shattering bass in DCist, “One of our friends from the 9:30 Club was here last night, and he said, ‘nobody that works in this club will ever have kidney stones.’? more

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Sennheiser Initiates 20% Price Decrease on Renowned MKH 416 Broadcast Microphone

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OLD LYME, Conn. – April 12, 2010 – Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that effective April 12th, the first day of the National Association of Broadcasters convention, it has initiated a 20% price decrease on its MKH 416 shotgun microphones. The price decrease brings the powerful sound, robust construction and ultra-reliable performance within reach of a wider audience of broadcast consumers. more

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