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Digital Rapids C2 Streamlines Media Movement Between Facilities for Torstar Media Group Television

Digital Rapids’ versatile, multi-format encoding systems also critical to TMGTV operations

Digital Rapids LogoNovember 24, 2009 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, movie and Web content to wider audiences — announced today that direct-response television provider Torstar Media Group Television (TMGTV) has selected the Digital Rapids C2 media and data delivery software to enable fast, reliable delivery of media files between TMGTV’s facilities. TMGTV has also standardized on Digital Rapids encoding systems to encode and transform content for broadcast server compatibility and new multi-platform applications.

TMGTV operates Shop TV Canada, a 24-hour direct-response television channel, and TMGTV Productions, which produces infomercials both for Shop TV Canada and for external clients to run on other television stations. TMGTV uses C2 to move content quickly and reliably in its native file formats over an IP network between separate production and playout facilities located in neighboring cities. With the network also used for time-critical applications by newspaper reporters at TMGTV’s parent company, C2′s scheduling and rate control capabilities are also crucial for ensuring that TMGTV’s large media transfers don’t interfere with the bandwidth needed by other network users. more

Lightware U.S.A. Announces Built-in Input and Output Signal Analysis and Control in its HDCP-Pro and HDMI Matrices

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Budapest-based Lightware Visual Engineering is providing built-in input and output signal analysis and control for its line of HDCP-Pro and HDMI matrices, US distributor Lightware U.S.A. has announced.

The software feature, which has proved extremely popular in Europe, is available as standard on all models as well as all of the Lightware Twisted Pair and Fiber Optic HDCP extenders. “It’s a unique selling point, and many Lightware users buy our systems for this feature,” notes sales and marketing associate Blake Dudash. “The deep control handles allow users to know everything there is to know about the video signal and to make tweaks and changes to the image parameters to deliver the highest-quality video possible that will be compliant with all of their displays.”

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SENSIO to Showcase Powerful Solutions for Best-Possible 3D User Experience

SENSIO to Unveil at CES 2011 Technology- and Content-Based Offering That Enhances Viewing Experience, Fuels 3D Access and Adoption, and Further Positions 3D as a Business Reality more

Canon’s New WFT-E4 II A Wireless File Transmitter and EOS 5D Mark II DSLR

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Few news events are as thrilling as the launch of a NASA space shuttle. From the thunderous ignition of its rocket engines and boosters to its meteoric ascent into earth’s orbit, each launch is history in the making. Now, as the last few scheduled missions of the nation’s nearly 30-year space shuttle program draw near, their historic significance becomes all the more important.

Scott Audette is a veteran photojournalist who uses Canon’s EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLRs to capture images of shuttle launches for the Reuters news agency. For the shuttle’s next launch, his equipment will also include Canon’s WFT-E4 II A Wireless File Transmitter and an Apple iPad to help remotely control his EOS 5D Mark II and view its images from several miles away. Best of all, Audette’s system will enable him to download and email more

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Last Chance to Register for Almo Professional A/V’s E4 Tour in NYC; New 2011 San Francisco Event Announced

Last Chance to Register for Almo Professional A/V’s
E4 Tour in NYC; New 2011 San Francisco Event Announced

Philadelphia, PA — December 7, 2010 — Almo Professional A/V, the nation’s fastest growing audiovisual distributor, in partnership with InfoComm International, has announced the last chance to register for what is expected to be its largest E4 AV networking and training event to date, scheduled for Dec. 15 in New York City. Additionally, the first stop on the 2011 E4 tour schedule is confirmed for San Francisco on April 6.

“We are expecting well over 500 partners next week for what is also our one-year celebration of the E4 program,? said Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO for Almo Professional A/V. “While the content has been refined, our goal for this tour has remained the same – to bring partners educational opportunities that help them advance while more

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Minicom DS is running the Digital Signage Showcase at ISE 2011

Minicom Digital Signage is running the DS Showcase at ISE 2011

As in ISE 2010, Minicom Digital Signage is proud to have been appointed by ISE to run the Digital Signage Showcase at the 2011 ISE in Amsterdam.

The digital signage industry is fragmented by several different technology and solution providers, each of them providing one piece of the puzzle in the digital signage eco-system.

The DS Showcase is aimed to provide a complete ‘end-to-end’ digital signage solution with a bird’s eye perspective on how to plan, create, rollout and operate a full-scale Digital Signage network, from content to measurement.

While visitors will see in ISE bits and pieces of the overall application out of context, the DS Showcase will show a complete DS eco-system, with on-floor education to the end-users and integrators who are visiting ISE.

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K-array makes Waves at the Asian Games

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GUANGZHOU, China – December 8, 2010: Spectacular and ground-breaking, the opening ceremony of the Asian Games in China was bound to invite comparisons with the Beijing Olympics, but organizers were determined that Guangzhou would be unique and creatively different from anything that had gone before. To begin with, this was the first time an opening ceremony for an Olympiad had been held outside of an athletics stadium. From the performances to the setting, this grand welcome to China oozed innovation. This spirit of the cutting edge extended to the audio setup, with K-array speakers making an impression with their slim-line appearance combined with powerful output.

Guangzhou, a Chinese coastal city not far from Hong Kong, is proud of its maritime tradition; in recognition of the city’s seafaring heritage, ‘water’ was a main theme of the opening ceremony. The event took place more

SOLID STATE LOGIC C300 HD MASTER STUDIO SYSTEM EMBRACED BY FRENCH TV AND FILM STUDIOS

Advanced Programmable Ergonomics, Feature Set and Sound Favored by Post Studios

FRANCE – French film and Television post production studios, INA (L’Institut National de l’Audiovisuel), Bry-sur-Marne Cedex, and Auditoriums de la Coupole, Paris, have embraced the Solid State Logic C300 HD Master Studio System because of its advanced programmable ergonomics, intrinsic power, reliability and sound quality. These recent installations join existing C300 HD systems at Creative Sound, Paris, with two C300 HD consoles, and DigiSon Studios, Boulogne-Billiancourt, with one C300 HD.

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FSR Makes Beautiful Music For Hyatt’s New Aqualea Resort In Clearwater, Florida

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Woodland Park, NJ (December 6, 2010) – Hyatt’s Aqualea Resort and Spa located in Clearwater, Florida, recently welcomed guests to its new luxurious complex furnished with an ultra-sophisticated technology package supported by several FSR systems. Jan Sandri, president of FSR – manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes – announced the Company’s participation in the project from headquarters in Woodland Park, NJ.

The project was installed by Mission Critical Solutions (MCS), a national IP (Internet Protocol) converged technology solutions provider that supplies a broad range of services ranging from audio/visual, voice and data, to low voltage control, alternative power and telephone configurations.

Mark Palm, director of the MCS’s AV Group, who designed and engineered the project noted, “The Aqualea Resort required easy-to-operate systems capable of controlling background music throughout the complex, more

New HDMI over Cat5 Solutions From Tripp Lite

New HDMI over Cat5 solutions extend a signal to one or more monitors up to 200 feet

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Chicago, IL (December 8, 2010)–Tripp Lite, a world-leading manufacturer of power protection and connectivity products, has introduced a full line of HDMI Extenders and Extender/Splitters. The B126 over Cat5 series extend HDMI signals up to 200 ft. over a single Cat5 cable while maintaining reliable, high quality display and sound. This is ideal in applications where the source is remotely located and signals must be transmitted over distances longer than conventional cables allow. Implementation is simple and cost-effective with Cat5e cables–only one cable is needed to extend the HDMI signal, allowing for inexpensive installation for classrooms, businesses, and digital signage applications.

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Key Features & Benefits:

* HDMI over Cat5 Extender/Splitters transmit a single HDMI signal into two or four. The number of connected monitors can be expanded by more

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