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Digital Rapids’ Encoding, Transcoding and Streaming Solutions Win Unprecedented Four Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards

Digital Rapids LogoNovember 8, 2010 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, movie and Web content to wider audiences — announced today that four of the company’s market-leading encoding, transcoding and streaming solutions have been honored with 2010 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards as the top products in their categories. The awards were presented at a special reception during the Streaming Media West conference and exhibition in Los Angeles. Digital Rapids’ success marks the first time that any company has won four Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards in the same year.

Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Award Winner 2010Digital Rapids’ StreamZHD live and on-demand encoding system was voted as the best high definition (HD) hardware encoder. The standard-definition StreamZ encoding system, powered by the DRC-Stream hardware, was honored as the best SD hardware encoder. The Digital Rapids Transcode Manager enterprise-class, automated transcoding software won in the ‘Encoding Software over $1000′ category, while TouchStream was recognized as the top portable live encoding appliance. more

FOR-A HVS-300HS SWITCHER MULTITASKS AT MVT PRODUCTIONS CORPORATE EVENTS

CYPRESS, CA – MVT Productions, based in Orange County, Calif., was pleasantly surprised to realize that the FOR-A HVS-300HS HD/SD portable digital video switcher they purchased early in 2010 is twice the switcher they originally thought. At a recent corporate function held at the Anaheim Marriott, MVT produced a live HD-SDI feed for I-MAG (image magnification) while simultaneously sending a separate signal to a hard drive for recording.

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“While working on an annual summit event for a corporate client, we discovered that we have a dual output feature on the HVS-300HS switcher – it splits the content to two locations,? said George Ayrouth, owner of MVT. “What is headed for the record side of the switcher is not necessarily going on the big screen at the live event. It saved us a lot of time, and it saved us from having more

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EARN NATIONAL RECOGNITION THROUGH NSCA AWARDS

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Recipients of the 2010 NSCA Excellence in Business Awards include: Rusty Ranney of LIVE! Technologies, Bradford Caron of SIGNET, Dean Chitwood of D&L Communication Systems, Inc., and Daniel Boylan of Xerox Audio Visual Solutions.

Distinguished Excellence in Business Awards Honor Integrator Achievements

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, November 8, 2010 — Systems integrators with outstanding success resulting from a Best in Class business strategy are encouraged to apply for NSCA’s 2011 Excellence in Business Awards. Submissions will be accepted through December 31 for self- and peer-nominated applications. Winners will receive one free admission (a $949 value) as well as recognition throughout the year in various NSCA and industry publications.

Many NSCA members have discovered alternative ways to handle business challenges such as prevailing wage struggles on job sites to the competition to retain staff. Integrators more

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The New Soundcraft Si Compact Digital Live Sound Mixer. Powerful. Intuitive. Flexible. Affordable.

Positioned as the digital mixing solution for all sizes of sound company or user, the new Soundcraft Si Compact Series is a power-packed range of digital consoles that brings all the experience of Soundcraft’s digital mixing platforms to a very affordable price level for tour sound, corporate event, house of worship and theatre applications, amongst others.

With full DSP functionality built-in to a small-footprint chassis, the Si Compact provides up to 40 inputs to mix in 3 frame sizes, the smallest of which is also rack-mountable. Motorized faders with patented Soundcraft FaderGlow™ operate on two layers, but the main difference from similarly priced mixers is the provision of a full encoder set for all the functions on a channel, from input gain through EQ and dynamics to bus controls.

Drawing on its bigger brothers; Soundcraft’s acclaimed Si Series, the new Si Compact packs powerful digital mixing facilities along more

Studer Vista Series Digital Consoles Are the Favorite of Top Talk Show Engineers

Studer’s Vista 9 and Vista 8 Series digital mixing consoles have quickly become a favorite of broadcast engineers, thanks to features like their easy to use Vistonics™ touchscreen interfaces, fast, flexible operation that’s ideally suited to a live TV environment, and pristine sound quality. Currently, Vista 9 and Vista 8 Series consoles are being used on “Dr. Phil,? “NFL on FOX,? “The Martha Stewart Show,? “The Wendy Williams Show? and many other popular shows, and will be in the studio for “Conan,? the upcoming Conan O’Brien Show on TBS.

All Mobile Video is the country’s premier provider of end-to-end video and audio broadcast solutions for entertainment, sports, and news programming and events. They provide a complete range of on-site and mobile services, with the ability to handle any broadcast production requirement from daily TV broadcasts to major sporting events. Currently, All Mobile Video is using Studer Vista 8 consoles more

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JBL Professional Introduces Macintosh Software For MSC1 Monitor System Controller

At the 129th AES Convention, JBL Professional is introducing MSC1 Control Center Software for Macintosh, allowing Mac users to take advantage of the JBL MSC1 Monitor System Controller’s powerful speaker tuning and software-controlled features.

In a compact desktop form factor, the MSC1 Monitor System Controller provides features found in the monitor section of professional mixing consoles including input source selectors, a large volume control, and the ability to listen to two sets of speakers plus a connected subwoofer. Control Center Software for Macintosh allows adjustment of MSC1 speaker alignment delay, EQ, and settings for a connected subwoofer. Most significantly, the Mac software gives access to the MSC1’s powerful RMC™ Room Mode Correction system that tunes speakers for greater accuracy and superior mixes in any room. MSC1 Control Center Software runs on any Power PC or Intel Macintosh computer with Tiger, Leopard, or Snow Leopard operating system (OSX 10.4.1.1 or more

JBL Professional Updates AE Series And PD Series Array Application Guides

In a continuing effort to provide its customers with the essential tools to design and install the most effective audio systems possible, JBL Professional is introducing its new Array Application Guides. The Array Application Guides offer useful information on JBL’s AE Series, both as standalone products and in situations when they are to be used in conjunction with JBL’s PD Series loudspeakers.

Over the past 18 months, JBL Professional has been upgrading and expanding the AE Series product line. Five new subwoofers were introduced at InfoComm 2009. At PLASA 2009, nine new medium power 2-way full-range systems were introduced that featured two new horn coverage patterns, 60° x 60° and 120° x 60°. At InfoComm 2010, nine new high-power 2-way full-range models were added to the lineup and most recently, the final phase of the program was completed with the introduction of two new high-power 3-way full-range models, more

Lexicon® Expands Software Suite with Introduction of PCM Native Effects Plug-In Bundle

In a move that brings the sounds of its PCM96 Stereo Reverb/Effects Processor to more users than ever before, Lexicon today announced the introduction of its PCM Native Effects Plug-In Bundle. The new software package makes all the effects processing of Lexicon’s acclaimed PCM96 available as a plug-in that adds a wealth of inspirational new sounds to a user’s DAW that are not available anywhere else.

The PC- and Macintosh®-compatible PCM Native Effects Plug-In Bundle is designed to work with popular DAWs like Pro Tools and Logic, as well as with any other VST, Audio Unit or RTAS-compatible host.

The PCM Native Effects Plug-In Bundle incorporates all the capabilities of the PCM96 hardware unit including:

• Dual Delay – The PCM provides a comprehensive palette of delay effects, such as slap-back echo, tape echo and much more – all with complete control over delay time, mix, repeat more

Media Decor To Offer Fine Art Photographs by Artist Elizabeth Carmel to Conceal Flat-screen TVs

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL—November 2, 2010—Media Décor LLC (www.mediadecor.com), a leading manufacturer of designer solutions for elegantly concealing flat-screen TVs with beautifully framed artwork, has announced their new association with professional fine art photographer Elizabeth Carmel known for her unique, expressive landscapes and waterscapes.

Elizabeth’s fine art prints combine dramatic photography, vivid colors, and artistic touches to create new, captivating visions of the natural world. Using ultra-high resolution 39 megapixel digital photography, she is able to capture the subtle details of the natural world and transfer them to large prints with stunning clarity and color. Her award winning images are in numerous galleries and private collections throughout the United States. Her prints have been displayed at the California Museum of Photography and the Nevada Museum of Art. In 2006, Elizabeth published a book of her photography titled Brilliant Waters, Portraits of Lake Tahoe, Yosemite and the High Sierra? with more

Scharff Weisberg Supports The White House and J. Marshall Events For Key International Meetings Following UN General Assembly

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It’s fall in New York and the 65th Session of the United Nations General Assembly has kicked off a round of international events and meetings at the headquarters of the world body. Scharff Weisberg provided lighting and audio support for three key events: the South Sudan Multilateral Meeting (SSMM) produced by The White House and the back-to-back Every Woman, Every Child event (EWEC) and the African Leaders Malaria Alliance meeting (ALMA) both produced by J. Marshall Events Inc.

Scharff Weisberg supplied a lighting package for the SSMM specifically to light President Barack Obama. Natasha Jameson-Randolph was lighting designer for the gathering convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and addressing a region often tragically in the headlines the last few years.

The EWEC and ALMA events were held in the UN’s new ECOSOC (Economic more

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