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PlanITROI Named as a Challenger in Leader Analyst Firm Magic Quadrant

DENVILLE, NJ – November 4, 2010 – PlanITROI, a leader in IT asset value recovery, has been named in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for North American Information Technology Asset Disposition.* This Magic Quadrant represents Gartner’s initial coverage of this industry segment. According to the report, “The growing emphasis on the two primary risks associated with ITAD — data security and the proper disposition of e-waste — combined with more strict and comprehensive legislative mandates and penalties for non-compliance, is forcing IT asset managers to more closely evaluate their ITAD processes and providers.
The small number of vendors named in the report must exhibit an ability to execute a thorough IT asset disposition program and a completeness of vision among other criteria. PlanITROI’s focus on refurbishing and reselling retired IT equipment to optimize a customer’s ROI, earned the veteran firm a place in the Challenger quadrant. Challengers according to the Gartner’s more

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Yamaha Joins AVnu Alliance to Promote Audio Video Bridging

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—In a joint international statement coinciding with the Audio Engineering Society (AES) Exhibition in San Francisco, Yamaha Corporation Japan, its group of companies including NEXO S.A. and Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH have become promoter members in AVnu Alliance. By joining AVnu Alliance Yamaha (and Yamaha group companies) reaffirms its dedication to providing users with the most up-to-date, flexible system solutions through products that will support AVB in addition to current network technologies.

The goal of the Alliance is to establish AVB (Audio Video Bridging) as the standard networking protocol that will provide practical and useful services to all customers. Yamaha has joined the effort as part of their open policy to adapt professional audio networking systems commonly used as exemplified by network formats CobraNet, EtherSound, Dante, etc. The AVnu Alliance is a joint effort founded in 2009 with founder members Broadcom Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., Harman International, more

COX MEDIA GROUP COUNTS ON DIAQUEST QUEMANAGER FOR EFFICIENT GRAPHICS ORDER SYSTEM IN NEWSROOMS

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Diaquest Products, a software development firm with a focus on the video and film industries, today announced that Cox Media Group (CMG) has adopted QueManager, a new graphics order management system (OMS) for Apple Final Cut Server 1.5 newsroom systems, to replace its Proximity Artbox installations. The new software add-on, which can be integrated with the station group’s Avid iNews newsroom computer systems and Deko graphics systems, provides an efficient workflow for managing over-the-shoulder and other broadcast graphics.

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QueManager has been or will be installed in seven CMG stations and duopolies by the end of November: KTVU, San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose (DMA #6); WSB, Atlanta (DMA #8); KIRO, Seattle/Tacoma (DMA #13); WFTV/WRDQ, Orlando, Fla. (DMA #19); WPXI, Pittsburgh (DMA #23); WSOC/WAXN, Charlotte, N.C. (DMA #24); and WHIO, Dayton, Ohio (DMA #65). According to Chip Reif, engineering manager for WFTV/WRDQ, more

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AVI-SPL Adds Three New Salespeople

TAMPA, Fla. Nov. 3, 2010 – AVI-SPL, a leading provider of audio video communications solutions, is pleased to announce John Casarez, Peter May, and Allen Brooks have joined the company.

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John Casarez recently joined AVI-SPL’s Long Island office as a sales engineer where he’ll focus on designing and selling audio visual systems for the corporate market. Casarez brings more than 30 years of AV industry experience to this role, most recently working for KVL Audio Visual Services as Sales & Design Integration Manager. Additionally, he has his CTS-D certification from InfoComm. more

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Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Chooses Apantac Signal Extension Solutions for SD/HD Worship Workflow

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Pleasant Valley Baptist Church recently upgraded their video system worship workflow to incorporate Apantac’s MT HOOD signal processing and extension solutions. Specifically, Pleasant Valley Baptist Church is using Apantac’s VGA-4-SER units, four-port splitters / extenders/ receivers with audio and monitor outputs, and VGA-1-R units, single-port long distance VGA receivers with audio and monitor outputs. more

Atlona Technologies Soon to Release New Professional 10-input Video Scaler/ Processor/Switcher with HDMI Output, the AT-LINE-PRO4

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Atlona Technologies continues their prolific release strategy, adding to their product line with an advanced version of the AT-LINE-PRO3, their most powerful video processor to date. This Switcher/Scaler with a single HDMI outputs boasts ten inputs for all AV devices including four HDMI/DVI, three VGA, one Component, one S-Video and one Composite video input.

The LINE-PRO4, part of Atlona’s new Signature line of products, designed to upscale signal from any AV device to the native resolution of an attached display, ensuring the highest picture quality possible. Any one of the inputs can be scaled to a variety of different resolutions up to 1080p or 1920×1200. This unit’s HDMI output is capable of both digital and analog switching, as well as full 3D support for the HDMI pass-through. Along with its many applications, this more

U.S. SENATE RECORDING STUDIO UPGRADES SENATORIAL VIDEO TELECONFERENCING CAPABILITIES WITH 18 HITACHI CAMERAS

WOODBURY, NEW YORK –The U.S. Senate Recording Studio, the in-house audio/video service provider for the U.S. Senate, ordered 18 new Hitachi DK-H32 720p/60p compact HDTV camera heads in the summer of 2010 as part of an effort to upgrade the video teleconferencing capabilities within U.S Senator’s offices.

This recent order supplements two previous orders—for 38 DK-H32 cameras acquired between 2007 and 2010; and 18 DK-H31 HDTV cameras acquired between 2006-2007—bringing the total complement of Hitachi 720p/60p cameras up to 74.

Many U.S. senators, who occupy offices near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, use the Hitachi DK-H32 and DK-H31 cameras to video teleconference with their colleagues in the Senate, as well as with constituents in their home states. The U.S. Senate Recording Studio selected the 2/3-inch Hitachi 3-CCD 720p/60p HDTV camera heads because they deliver the best high definition picture quality from a compact and reliable robotic infrastructure more

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Community Launches New High Performance Distributed Design Series Range of Ceiling Loudspeakers

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Chester, PA – Community Professional Loudspeakers is launching its new Distributed Design Series of ceiling loudspeakers. Designed for exceptionally high quality sound with very wide, uniform coverage, the series debuts Community’s innovative Drop-Stop™ and Twist-Assist™ features, making the installation process easier, faster and safer.

Drop-Stop™ and Twist-Assist™ are truly unique features to aid installation, providing that elusive ‘third hand’ installers frequently wish for. The Drop-Stop™ feature provides spring-loaded legs to support the back-can on the included rails and C-ring, so the installer no longer needs to hold the can against the tile while tightening the clamps. Twist-Assist™ performs a similar function for the baffle assembly: when the loudspeaker back-cans are pre-installed into a conduit system for later termination, a simple twist of the baffle into the back-can brings the Twist-Assist™ clips together, supporting the baffle assembly while the installer fastens the screws.

The series comprises seven more

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Niles Appoints Blouse, Johnsen to Regional Sales Manager Positions

Niles Audio Corporation, The First Name In Custom Installation®, has strengthened its sales and customer support initiatives with the appointments of Gary Blouse and Ken Johnsen to Eastern and Western Regional Sales Manager, respectively. In their new positions, Blouse and Johnsen will be responsible for managing sales of Niles’ high-performance, application-specific audio/video custom installation products and accessories throughout their respective territories.

“With their extensive product knowledge and dealer relationships, Gary and Ken will provide our customers with a superior level of service and support,? said Mike “Sparky? Detmer, president of Niles Audio Corporation. “Each has a tremendous passion for the custom installation industry and we look forward to utilizing their talents as we continue to strengthen Niles’ commitment to excellence.?

A 29-year industry veteran, Blouse has served as Niles Director of Product Training since 2007. He boasts an impressive background as a custom installer, technical support more

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Haivision Acquires CoolSign — Brings Together IP Video Streaming and Digital Signage

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Nov. 3, 2010 — Haivision, the leading provider of end-to-end H.264 IP video solutions, today announces that it has acquired the assets of CS Software Holdings, LLC, including the CoolSign product technology. CoolSign, a veteran player in the digital signage market (established 1998), provides comprehensive software solutions for mission critical enterprise-ready signage deployments. With CoolSign, Haivision can deliver solutions that combine intelligent video with graphics and data easily and securely to any desktop, display, digital frame, and mobile device. more

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