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Archive for September 27th, 2010

NORTHERN LIGHTS SHINES WITH NEW WSDG AUDIO SUITE

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NEW YORK: In 2009, when veteran sound mixer/designer/composer Damon Trotta joined the Northern Lights editorial/graphics/production team, the boutique’s goal was to substantially step up their audio services with a high-end mixing suite. For Trotta the ‘dream studio’ he envisioned was a Walters-Storyk Design Group room. more

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New York State Schools Utilize Revolutionary On-Site Electronic Scoring System

Breakthrough Educational Assessment Scoring Environment (EASE System™) from Optimum Solutions Corporation promises to transform the way both large and small school districts use state-of-the-art technology to capture and score tests.

Introduction of the EASE System™ puts the capabilities of state-of-the-art technology directly in the hands of the teachers who score the tests.

EASE System was used in May and June by the Yonkers School District, Nassau and Eastern Suffolk BOCES, and the New York City Charter Schools. more

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Laie’s Polynesian Cultural Center Takes Delivery of Six Robert Juliat DMX Cyrano Followspots

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Polynesian Cultural Center

The Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) in Laie, Hawaii has purchased a complement of six Robert Juliat DMX Cyrano followspots which the Center immediately tapped for its “Ha: Breath of Life” show. 4 Wall Entertainment in Las Vegas made the sale of the popular 2500W HMI followspots that feature a high-performance quartz condenser optical system and DMX-controlled dimmer.

The Polynesian Cultural Center is one of Hawaii’s top attractions. Set on 42 acres on the North Shore of Oahu, the PCC offers a chance to explore many of the Polynesian cultures in the South Pacific. Billed as Hawaii’s newest ancient story with a cast of more than 100, “Ha: Breath of Life” is an evening spectacle featuring singers, dancers, fire-knife performers and drummers staged in the dramatic 2,800-seat Pacific Theater. more

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Kordz Introduces the Industry’s Smallest HDMI Extender

Designed to top standards for performance and compliance, the new PLX-HD50 operates over dual CAT6.

Atlanta, GA – CEDIA Expo 2010 – September 23-26 – Booth 5158 – Kordz, a leading manufacturer of high purity HDMI cables, announces its new HDMI extender – the PLX-HD50. Kordz designed the PLX-HD50 with a new form factor, built with a compact sized transmitter (TX) and receiver (RX) units, making it the smallest in the industry to date. more

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Kramer Electronics’ Kent Cawthorne Promoted to National Sales Manager of All Kramer and Sierra Video Brand Products

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Kent Cawthorne

Hampton, NJ – Kramer Electronics USA Inc., announced that it has promoted Kent Cawthorne to the new position of National Sales Manager for all Kramer and Sierra Video brand products.

Cawthorne, who for the last 2 years has been Kramer’s Director of Sales for Sierra Video, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kramer Electronics USA, has an extensive background in A/V and broadcast sales. Cawthorne began his career as a sales manager at the dealer level, focused on developing customer relationships for broadcast, production, corporate and educational customers. Subsequently he moved to the manufacturing side of the industry and has held various management positions with such companies as Sony, Pacifiq Technologies, Panasonic and Grass Valley. Prior to joining Kramer, Kent served as VP of Channel Sales for QuStream where he developed a variety of very successful sales strategies and initiatives. more

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RTI Selects Visitec and The Enright Company as Commercial Manufacturer’s Representatives

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Sept. 27, 2010 — In a strategic move to continue its expansion into the commercial market, Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced that it has signed on Visitec and The Enright Company as its first commercial manufacturer’s representatives. Under the agreements, Visitec and The Enright Company will act as extensions of RTI’s sales force, promoting, selling, and providing technical support for RTI’s complete line of professional-grade and integrator-friendly control solutions in the Midwestern United States, and California, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii. more

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PUPPET THEATRE OF ZADAR SELECTS CLEAR-COM FOR PRESTIGIOUS PERFORMANCES

clear-com-puppet-theatre-of-zadar-1.jpgFamed Croatian Puppet Troupe Counts on Clear-Com’s Eclipse and V-Series Intercom Systems

ZADAR, CROATIA - Clear-Com, a global leader in mission-critical voice communication systems, proudly announces the delivery of its Eclipse Median digital matrix intercom and V-Series intercom panels to Croatia’s world-renowned Puppet Theatre of Zadar (Kazalište Lutaka Zadar). The facility will employ the Eclipse and V-Series to ensure reliable, easily accessible communications between key production team members in various parts of the facility – factors that are especially important when it comes to putting on a world-class puppet show. more

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Compix LCGn Gives Sport View Technologies a Competitive Edge in Providing Live Broadcast Systems and Services

Integrated Into Turnkey Control Room Solution for Pari-Mutuel Broadcast Services, Compix CG Offers Winning Performance and Ease of Use

IRVINE, Calif. — Sept. 27, 2010 — Compix, a leading developer of professional character generators (CGs), announced today that Sport View Technologies is integrating Compix LCGn single-channel desktop units within its turnkey control-room solutions for pari-mutuel broadcast systems. The LCGn systems make it easy for staff at horse-race tracks to insert broadcast-quality graphics, titling, and ads into live video, which is uplinked from each track’s broadcast facilities for domestic and international distribution. more

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Apantac Celebrates Two Years in Business

This month, Apantac, a Portland, Oregon based technology provider for the broadcast, government and professional AV markets, is celebrating two years of designing and manufacturing award-winning Multiviewers, Extenders / Receivers / Splitters, Switches, Fiber Extenders and a variety of other image and signal processing and extension solutions.

A number of key technology providers have supported Apantac in the development of their products and have commented on Apantac’s two year anniversary. more

BEXEL PROVIDES LITEPANELS LED LIGHTING SYSTEMS FOR ALL 2010 CBS SPORTS AND FOX SPORTS NFL TELECASTS

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BURBANK, CA, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010 – Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, in conjunction with Litepanels™, the revolutionary lighting company which brings the advantages of unique patented light-emitting diode technology to professional production lighting, is providing Litepanels LED flat-panel lighting for all CBS Sports and FOX Sports NFL regular season and post-season telecasts for the 2010 NFL season. This will culminate with Super Bowl XLV in Arlington, TX on Sunday, February 6, 2011. more

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