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Signal Distribution in Digital Signage Networks – Dave Haar’s presentation at CETW Tech Talks

So, folks, here it is, Dave Haar’s presentation at CETW Tech Talks. It covers following subjects:

* Digital Signage Industry overview
* Digital Signage Network Topology
* Placement Choices – screens vs players
* Considerations – player placement options
o Benefits of Player at Screen
o Challenges of Player at Screen
o Benefits of Back Room Placement
o Challenges of Back Room Placement
* Content Delivery Methods

Dave Haar’s presentation at CETW 2010 Tech Talks

Full presentation can be downloaded here

AVI-SPL University Event Winners Rave Over New LifeSize Passport Video Conferencing Systems

Ten LifeSize Passports Awarded During 2010 AVI-SPL University Events

LifeSize Passport

Ten lucky attendees left this year’s AVI-SPL University events with more than insight into the latest communication technology – the grand prize at each event was a LifeSize® Passport™. A portable device that connects to any standards-based video endpoint, the Passport can be easily set up in the home, office or other locations to provide outstanding quality — 720p30 high-definition (HD) resolution – for an immersive, lifelike communications experience. The winners are thrilled about their new video conferencing systems, utilizing the Passports to connect them to business professionals, friends and family.

Theo Economidies, President and CEO of Greenline Emeritus Consulting in Chicago, was a video conferencing veteran and uses the LifeSize Passport system when he travels. He said, “I am building [the LifeSize Passport] into a shippable travel case so that I can send it out to remote locations more

Russian Hospital Gets a Technological Face-Lift with TechPod Interactive Lectern

TechPod Interactive installed in Moscow Public Hospital #7’s new auditorium

TechPod Interactive Installed in Moscow Public Hospital # 7

We were in the hospital, but don’t be alarmed we are fine.

Tecom assisted the Moscow Public Hospital No. 7 with the face-lift of their auditorium by equipping them with our latest technology – The TechPod Interactive.

Using our advanced multimedia features, doctors and other guest speakers are easily able to conduct interactive lectures.

The features on this lectern are the best available and fit perfectly with the new sleek design of the hall. Using our interactive display, camera, projector, laptop connection capability and other devices lectures run more smoothly and without any technical hitches.

10 out of 10 medical professionals agree that the TechPod Interactive is the perfect addition to any hall or conference center. We hope more

Artistic Image Creates A Magnetic Concept That Grants The Power To Transform For ‘BEN 10 10 10,’ An FX-Driven Package For Cartoon Network Latin America

There isn’t a kid alive -or adult for that matter – who doesn’t

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wish for the power to transform. Even if it’s a wish granted only once, the pull toward changing into something other than yourself, even for a short while, is powerful.

Artistic Image (AI) captured that fantasy, transforming it into a magnetic concept for a graphic-driven package of openings, teasers, and bumpers about a boy with the ability to morph into alien creatures. The package was created to promote Cartoon Network Latin America’s broadcast special event, showcasing several episodes of their animated series, ‘Ben 10.’

The hybrid production, design and post company’s concept for the package takes the show’s essence – the transformative power of the central character – and applies it to the logo, thereby zoning in on what viewers already love about the concept and creating a natural link between it and the universe Artistic Image created. more

Vizrt Acquires LiberoVision AG

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

Vizrt, a leading provider of content production tools for the digital media industry, announced today that it has entered into a terms sheet with Swiss company LiberoVision AG, a leader in the field of virtual sports enhancements.

According to the proposed terms sheet, Vizrt Ltd. shall purchase all of the issued and outstanding share capital of LiberoVision in three installments: 60% upon signing of the definitive agreement, 20% upon approval of the financial statements of LiberoVision for the year 2011 and 20% upon approval of the financial statements of LiberoVision for the year 2012.

The consideration for the first 60% of the issued share capital of LiberoVision shall be CHF 6 million (approx. USD 6.12 million) and may be increased by an additional 1 CHF million (approx. USD 1.02 million) should the EBIT for the year 2010 of LiberoVision more

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JVC TO HOST THX CALIBRATION CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company will host a THX® Professional Video Systems Calibration certification workshop Dec. 7-9, 2010, at its facility in Cypress, Calif. The three-day workshop includes two days of hands-on calibrating exercises, where students will work with professional calibration equipment on more than a dozen different displays, including LCD and plasma panels, DLP and LCD projectors, high-end video processors, and a variety of Blu-ray and DVD players.

Once certified, THX trained Professional Video Systems Calibrators can use the prestigious THX mark for advertising and offer THX Calibrated Display services to their customers as a premium offering. Certified calibrators also receive a “THX Calibrated? plaque and certificate, as well as an exclusive listing on the THX.com Web site. Plus, students who complete the course receive are registered to access the THX Video Calibrators’ forum, a unique online community with key industry information and a Q&A forum more

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Media Décor Art and Frame Catalog Now Available in the Apple iBookstore

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL—November 19, 2010—Media Décor LLC (www.mediadecor.com), a leading manufacturer of designer solutions for elegantly concealing flat-screen TVs with beautifully framed artwork, has launched the Art and Frame catalog App available now on iTunes and the iBookstore. The free app allows Apple® iPhone™, iPod touch®, and iPad™ users to view Media Décor’s vast array of over 70 frame styles and more than 2,000 artwork choices including limited editions. The app can be downloaded at: http://bit.ly/ajOgkH and requires IOS 3.2 or later.

According to Vanessa Sayen, Sales & Marketing Manager for Media Décor, “The iPad has become an important selling tool for dealers and interior designers and being able to download our catalog and show it to a brings to life the variety of options available from Media Décor.?

Within the pages of the 600 page catalog, Media Décor also showcases its new Finished Corner Frames in the more

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NewTek LightWave Drives First Creature Animations Shown in New “Capturing Avatar” Documentary

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Six-legged creature concept animation by Rob Powers displayed here in the new LightWave 10 interface

The newly released “Avatar” Three-Disc Extended Collector’s Edition DVD and Blu-ray from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, features a special documentary titled, “Capturing Avatar.” Included, is Rob Powers, vice president of 3D Development at NewTek and member of the original “Malibu Five,” the first five individuals to join James Cameron’s team in the production of “Avatar.” The documentary shows the earliest six-legged creature animation test Powers created for “Avatar,” using LightWave 3D, and Powers discusses the film’s Virtual Art Department (VAD). While working on “Avatar,” Powers founded the first ever VAD, using LightWave in the creation of virtual environmental assets for the world of Pandora in the blockbuster film.

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Early Epiphyte concept creature animation by Rob Powers for

As the first concept-animation artist working on the film, Powers used LightWave to generate the original creature rigs and test animations in his initial role as animation technical director.

“From the earliest period of ‘Avatar’ development, LightWave enabled me more

CNN TO REPLACE AGING, TAPE-BASED DV CAMCORDERS WITH JVC PROHD

WAYNE, NJ (November 18, 2010) – JVC Professional Products Company today announced that CNN has purchased 177 GY-HM100U ProHD camcorders, which JVC understands is the first step in a process to replace hundreds of aging, tape-based DV camcorders now in use throughout CNN’s global operations. Additional cameras are expected to be purchased by CNN in 2011.

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A compact, handheld 3-CCD camcorder, the GY-HM100U records high definition video at 35 Mbps in the MPEG-2 format compatible with the XDCAM file-based workflow used throughout CNN. The JVC camcorder records 1080i files in the MP4 format directly onto SDHC memory cards.

“The GY-HM100 ProHD camcorder is well suited for a fast-paced newsgathering organization,? said Larry Librach, JVC vice president, Broadcast & Public Sector. “Its lightweight form factor, sturdy solid-state recording, and high-quality imaging make it an ideal complement to CNN’s traditional shoulder-type ENG more

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Electrosonic Supports the Newly Opened 360 Mall in Kuwait

360 Mall

360 Mall

An all-around immersive mall experience has come to Kuwait where Electrosonic designed, supplied, installed and programmed extensive LED lighting, digital signage, video projection, special effects, audio and show control for the new 360 Mall’s Family Entertainment Center complex. Electrosonic also provided what is believed to be Kuwait’s largest LED video wall to the circular mall, which has become a go-to destination in the desert emirate.

Created by Tamdeen Entertainment Company and designed by Concept i Design to the highest international standards of world-class leisure venues, the Family Entertainment Center offers top-of-the-line rides, the latest video games and skills tests for the entire family. Electrosonic’s scope of work in the complex spanned 18 months and included the Infunity area, Bowl Room and Freeze Club.

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Electrosonic set the mood for fun in more

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