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Informa plc to Use Viz App Framework to Bring its Leading Publications to Smart Phones and Tablets

Bergen, Norway, Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ)

Vizrt Ltd., a leading provider of content production tools for the digital media industry, today announced an agreement with Informa plc, a UK based publishing company with over 2,500 subscription-based information services in their portfolio, including academic journals, real-time news and structured databases of commercial intelligence. Informa plc will use Vizrt’s new Viz App Framework to publish its leading magazines to portable devices such as iPads and Android smart phones.

Vizrt creates tools for digital media publishing, allowing media houses to publish to multiple platforms using one dedicated content management system. The Viz App Framework is the latest addition to Vizrt’s online and mobile portfolio. It integrates seamlessly with existing Vizrt content management system installations, with Escenic Content Engine as the core application, and allows customers to build native iOS and Android apps that provide a native visual experience for more

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Auralex Continues Green Initiatives with Launch of New Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusor Series at AES 2010

First Line of Acoustical Products Made from 100% Eco-Friendly Bamboo

Auralex - Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusor Series QuadraTec

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, continues its long history of green innovation by pioneering the first line of acoustical products made from 100% Eco-Friendly bamboo, the Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusor Series at AES 2010 (Booth 729). The new line, which consists of the WavePrism, WaveLens, QuadraTec, Peak Pyramid Diffusor and KeyPacs, retains the longevity and acoustical qualities Auralex is known for with green and acoustical properties of natural bamboo. more

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SHURE AND NHCA TO OFFER FREE HEARING SCREENINGS AT AES

NILES, IL, November 2, 2010 — For the second straight year, Shure Incorporated and the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) have partnered to provide free hearing screenings to attendees at the 129th AES Convention in San Francisco from November 4-7.

“Shure has long been a supporter of hearing conservation as a corporate cause,? said Sandy LaMantia, President and CEO of Shure. “We are grateful for the NCHA’s shared enthusiasm and appreciate their efforts to help provide this service to the attendees at this year’s AES convention.?

The free screenings will be available during show hours in Booth 1709 at the AES Convention in the Moscone Convention Center. An audiologist will be available to speak with test participants about their hearing screening results and offer additional hearing health information and educational materials.

“This continued partnership between Shure, NHCA, and the AES Technical Committee on Hearing and Hearing Loss more

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LDI 2010 Names MDG’s theONE Best Debuting Special Effects Product

MDG’s Martin Michaud

MDG’s Martin Michaud

MDG’s theONE, a fully-digital, dual-mode fog/haze atmospheric generator, was named Best Debuting Product in the Special Effects Category by LDI 2010. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive US distributor for MDG products.

The LDI 2010 convention, held October 22-24 in Las Vegas, presented awards to the best debuting products launched at the show and available for the first time on the show floor. Winners were selected, with an eye toward the latest in technology, by a panel of industry experts working with the editors of Live Design magazine.

“We’re proud of this latest accolade for MDG and its revolutionary new theONE that facilitates fog and haze generation for many productions,” says Ben Saltzman, Executive VP and COO of A.C.T Lighting. “It’s always an honor to make the final cut for the more

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AVI-SPL to Exhibit at Florida Association for Media in Education Conference

SMART Table

AVI-SPL, a leading provider of audio video communications solutions, will exhibit at the Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME) Annual Conference Nov. 3-5 at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Fla.

Exhibiting in booth 509 and 511, AVI-SPL will spotlight the newest products from SMART Technologies and Variquest. AVI-SPL’s certified trainers will be demonstrating a variety of products for educators including: a SMART Board, SMART Table, SMART Response, SMART Document Camera and SMART Slate; Epson PowerLite 460 short-throw projector; Vivitek 3-D projection and the Copernicus iRover.

Now in its 38th year, the FAME Annual Conference draws library media specialists and educators from across Florida. “The FAME conference has been around for many years and continues to grow,? said Bob Mallory, vice president, AVI-SPL. “We always make great connections at the event and are looking forward to exhibiting again this year.?

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Electrosonic Installs Interactive Planar Clarity Video Wall at the Guinness World Records Museum in Hollywood

Guinness Museum

Guinness Museum

Hollywood Boulevard has always been a magnet for tourists who converge on the avenue to view its iconic sights, and now they have a new attraction to engage their attention. The Guinness World Records Museum’s interactive Planar video wall, provided and installed by Electrosonic, uses gesture-based technology to capture the movements of passers-by and animate unique custom characters in 3D space.

Los Angeles-based Electroland, which creates objects, interactive experiences and large-scale public art projects, tapped Electrosonic for the project at one of Hollywood’s highest profile locations.

Planar’s Clarity high-resolution, LED-illuminated, rear-projection video wall delivers optimized color performance, exact image control, long life and minimal maintenance. Electrosonic configured a 3×4 video wall with the ultra-slim Planar displays separated by very narrow mullions. The video wall is located on the highly-trafficked sidewalk, tucked more

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THE MESSAGE IS CLEAR AT WHITE OAK WORSHIP CENTER

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Image of the White Oak Worship Center’s new sanctuary.

Blairs, VA – November 2010… When the time came to design its new worship facility, White Oak Worship Center (formerly known as Full Gospel Fellowship Church of Danville, VA) knew that a well implemented audio-visual system could do wonders toward making services more relevant. By closely coordinating the architectural process with a seasoned AV integrator, their new sanctuary is home to an impressive $300K audio-visual system that incorporates multiple large screen displays, a sophisticated camera implementation and post production suite to edit services for broadcast, and a new sound system from Greensboro, NC-based WorxAudio Technologies that has everyone singing the praises. more

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NYPA ANNOUNCES 2010-2011 BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS

NEW YORK: The New York Production Alliance

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introduced its 2010-2011 Board of Directors, Officers and Committee Chairs at a member meeting October 19, hosted by Panavision New York.

“For some time, our primary focus has been advocating for the renewal of the film production tax credits. To continue that work, NYPA has now established a co-chair leadership structure representing industry and labor, to enhance the effectiveness of NYPA as the only non partisan coalition collaborating on solutions for continued growth of New York jobs in production,? said John Johnston, NYPA Executive Director. “While employment of New Yorkers continues to be NYPA’s top priority, the organization can now direct more resources to its educational initiatives, including the encouragement of sustainable green practices in production. Our committees are reorganized to support this implementation.? Johnston added.

Morty Dubin, Founder more

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Anton/Bauer Features New Power Solutions at Createasphere Expo

Company to Display Solutions for MacBook, Canon Digital SLR Cameras and DIONIC HCX High-Current Battery

BURBANK, CA, NOVEMBER 2, 2010 – 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, will introduce its new QRC-MBPA power solution for the MacBook at Createasphere Entertainment Technology Expo (Booth 318). In addition, the company will showcase the QR-DSLR power solution for the Canon EOS 60D, EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D Digital SLR cameras and the DIONIC® HCX 120 watt-hour capacity battery featuring a brand new motion detection sensor that protects against capacity loss. more

RPR SPORTS BUYS FOR-A HVS-300HS HD/SD PORTABLE SWITCHER AND TWO HVS-3800HS SWITCHERS FOR EXTREME PRODUCTIONS

CYPRESS, CA, November 2, 2010 – RPR Sports, a Los Angeles-based production company for corporate and network clients, built an HD studio from scratch on the beach this past August for the Huntington Beach (US Open of Surf) National Surf Competition. Central to the on-site studio were RPR’s recently purchased FOR-A HVS-300HS HD/SD portable video switcher and two HVS-3800HS HD/SD2M/E digital video switchers with DVE options. According to RPR Sports director of operations Robert Real, the all-in-one functionality and small footprint of the FOR-A switchers make them indispensable for extreme shooting environments such as this.

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“My company does a lot of productions in hazardous situations, often running off a generator,? said Real. “I use FOR-A switchers on location because they have a small footprint and are bulletproof. The HVS-300HS has a built-in multi-viewer – along with other built-in components –so we more

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