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Archive for August 17th, 2010

Sennheiser expands its system: SKM 5200-II handheld transmitter with a switching bandwidth of up to 184 MHz

scaled_e1281922557.jpgOLD LYME, Conn. – August 17, 2010 – Audio specialist Sennheiser announces the second generation of its top-of-the-line wireless handheld transmitter, the SKM 5200-II. A familiar sight on stage and TV, the SKM 5200-II provides sound engineers with expanded switching bandwidth of up to 184 MHz along with Sennheiser’s renowned transmission reliability. A further highlight is “Low Intermodulation? mode, which increases the number of usable channels in crowded RF environments. more

New HD Infrastructure at Rutgers University Stadium Uses Compix CG to Give Football Fans Game Data and Graphics

IRVINE, Calif. — Aug. 16, 2010 — Compix, a developer of professional character generators (CGs), announced today that its ConverG1 HD was installed by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as part of a recent expansion of the Rutgers University football stadium. Incorporated into the stadium’s HD video infrastructure upgrade, the Compix CG feeds HD text and graphics to a new 38-foot-high and 112-foot-wide Daktronics video scoreboard that is among the largest at any NCAA football stadium. more

Tripp Lite’s 6U Wall-Mount Rack Enclosure Saves Space

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Tripp Lite’s New 6U SmartRack™ Wall-Mount Enclosure Cabinet Offers an Economical, Space-Saving Rackmount Solution

6U Wall-Mount Rack Enclosure Cabinet saves space in multiple applications
Chicago, IL (August 17, 2010)–Tripp Lite has added a new 6U model to its line of SmartRack Wall-Mount Rack Enclosure Cabinets (model SRW6U). The compact SRW6U is an ideal solution for cramped network/wiring closets, remote network sites, branch offices and more. When wall-mounted, it frees up valuable floor space and with the addition of an optional caster kit, it becomes a mobile floor unit that rolls neatly into a corner or under a desk. more

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Hoyts Signs Exclusive Deal for Christie Series 2 Digital Cinema Projectors Across Australia and New Zealand

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Christie’s George Scheckel shakes hands with Adam Wrightson, Hoyts Group Technology Director

Christie announced that Hoyts Cinemas has signed an exclusive deal to convert its entire cinema circuit of over 400 screens across 49 locations to 2K and 4K-ready Series 2 Christie Solaria™ projectors over the next three years. As a part of the Digital Cinema Implementation Partners – Australia program (DCIP-A), the agreement is a testament to the 25-year relationship between Christie and Hoyts, and makes the deal the largest of its kind in Australia and New Zealand. The deal was made official at the Australian International Movie Convention held August 15-19, 2010. more

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HDMI UTPro from AMX Now Shipping

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RICHARDSON, TX – August 17, 2010 – AMX®, the leading provider of solutions that simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments, today announced the release of its new HDMI UTPro-0808 Matrix Switcher. The HDMI UTPro delivers uncompressed HD 1920x1080p content up to 100 meters, making it the highest-performance digital media switcher available. more

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Extron XTRA™ Series Power Amplifiers Now Shipping

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the XPA 2002-70V, XPA 2003C-70V, and XPA 2004 power amplifiers. These compact 1U, convection cooled, high power two, three, and four channel amplifiers offer 200 watts rms per channel and up to 800 watts rms total power output. XTRA Series ENERGY STAR® qualified amplifiers are energy efficient products that conserve energy and reduce costs. They feature an Extron exclusive, highly efficient, advanced Class D design with patented CDRS™ – Class D Ripple Suppression technology that provides a smooth, clean audio waveform and an improvement in signal fidelity over conventional Class D amplifier designs. XTRA Series power amplifiers are housed in a compact 1U, convection cooled, full rack width enclosure and do not require fans for cooling, making them ideal for installation in racks, lecterns, credenzas, and other applications with limited space and ventilation. more

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY RELIES ON JVC GY-HM700 PROHD CAMCORDER FOR STUDIO, FIELD PRODUCTIONS

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WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products, a division of JVC U.S.A., announced today that the American College of Cardiology (ACC) is using three JVC GY-HM700 ProHD camcorders to produce CardioSourceVideoNews (CVN), an ongoing collection of educational video news briefs produced for its 39,000 members. CVN produces roughly 600 videos per year that are posted to www.cardiosource.org for the ACC’s membership. more

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ANTON/BAUER USED AT THE PRESTIGIOUS SUNDANCE INSTITUTE’S DIRECTORS LAB

sundance-lab-anton-bauer.JPGFor More Than 20 Years the Directors Lab Has Relied on Anton/Bauer Battery Power

PARK CITY, UT - Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the world’s premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, is delighted to call the prominent Sundance Institute’s Directors Lab a satisfied customer for more than 20 years. more

NSCA ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ron Pusey, President, NSCA Board of Directors

Cronin Joins NSCA Leadership Team

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, August 3, 2010 — The NSCA Board of Directors recently changed leadership during its annual member meeting in June during InfoComm 2010. Taking over as president of the NSCA Board is Ron Pusey, president/CEO of Communications Specialists, Inc. Additionally, Ingolf de Jong, president of General Communications, Inc., has moved to the vice-president position; Ray Bailey, president of Lone Star Communications, Inc., is the new treasurer; and Kelly McCarthy, president of Genesis Integration, Inc., was named the new secretary. All have been appointed to two-year terms. more

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Bexel Dazzles PBS With Service For “A Capitol Fourth” 30th Anniversary Concert in Washington D.C.

Broadcaster Relied on Bexel for Equipment and Services at Popular 4th of July Concert in the Nation’s Capital
Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, rocked this past July 4th at PBS’s 30th Anniversary of its “A Capitol Fourth” concert spectacular, which took place in and around the Washington, D.C. area. With Bexel’s help, PBS captured the celebration from 18 TV cameras stationed around the city, bringing the action in the nation’s capital to viewers at home. more

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