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Harman Professional Issues HiQnet System Architect™ Version 2.3: Improves Performance, Workflow Efficiency And Hardware Integration

Underscoring its unique commitment to providing the systems integration community with the most advanced, intuitive and current systems configuration and control toolsets, Harman Professional Systems Development and Integration Group (SDIG) introduces HiQnet System Architect™ Version 2.3. In doing so, SDIG significantly improves the performance, functionality and user interface of System Architect, which, according to Adam Holladay, senior market manager, Harman Professional Systems Development and Integration Group, makes System Architect more useful, more effective and more efficient.

“SDIG is singularly committed to improving HiQnet System Architect on every criteria at every opportunity,? Holladay said today. “We regularly examine the user experience, the performance engine and hardware integration and we religiously seek out new ways to improve each. With version 2.3, our base of 30,000 registered HiQnet users will see advances in the look and feel of the software, the speed and efficiency of the software and operational functionality.?

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The New York City Council Streams Meetings Live with LEIGHTRONIX

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This November, the New York City Council conducted their first live Internet broadcast by utilizing LEIGHTRONIX streaming technology.

The city aims to utilize the streaming technology to create a stronger Internet presence and provide transparency that enhances open government. Live broadcasts give viewers immediate access to events as they occur, while archived, video-on-demand provides community members with the opportunity to watch recorded council meetings at their convenience.

“Webcasting is important for transparency and for civic engagement,? said Gale Brewer, the City of New York’s former chair of the Committee on Technology. “Folks are very excited about being able to see the city council.?

On November 17, at 1:30 p.m., live video from a camera fixed on the council members was routed to a LEIGHTRONIX PEGstream-SD real time streaming media encoder to convert the video/audio to a digital stream suitable more

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Abundant Life Family Worship Church Improves Video Production Quality with Broadcast Pix

Billerica, Massachusetts (November 30, 2010) – Broadcast Pix™ today announced that Abundant Life Family Worship Church in New Brunswick, N.J., has installed a Slate™ 5000 video production system to improve the quality of its multi-camera video production and I-MAG (image magnification) capabilities. Every service at the church is recorded, and one sermon from each week is televised locally on a public access cable station. Abundant Life also streams its services live, and many sermons are available on demand at www.streamingfaith.com.

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A new Broadcast Pix Slate 5000 is helping Abundant Life Family Worship Church produce high-quality video productions for public access and live streaming audiences.

The Abundant Life control room is located near the entrance of the church and can comfortably accommodate a six-person production team. With volunteer crews, however, audio and video responsibilities are often handled more

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SENSIO Announces U.S. Patent for Decoding Technology

U.S. Patent Covers Proprietary Decoding Method, Protects Fidelity of 3D Images Across the Delivery Chain more

Streamin’ Garage Online Network Grows to Over Two Million Live Views

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Streamin’ Garage CEO and Founder Mike Rotman operates TriCaster during the broadcast of a live show.

Mike Rotman, CEO and founder of Streamin’ Garage, earlier this year, converted his home garage into a self-funded, fully independent television studio that broadcasts live on the Web. Using the NewTek TriCaster portable live production system, Streamin’ Garage now has over two million live views. Rotman recently upgraded the studio with an HD TriCaster and is now streaming in high definition (HD), making it one of the first 24/7, live Web networks to go full HD.

“NewTek TriCaster has allowed me to live stream top-notch, multi-camera shows out of my two-car garage,” said Rotman. “Now with the HD TriCaster, I have the capability to produce television quality live productions for the Web. Thanks to NewTek and my amazingly hard-working crew, my lifelong dream of producing first-class original content, out of my own studio, has become a reality.”

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Frank Montero Joins A.C.T Lighting

Frank Montero has joined A.C.T Lighting in the newly created post of Product Manager. A.C.T. Lighting is a leading importer and distributor of lighting products in North America. Montero has over 27 years of sales and management experience in the entertainment and architectural lighting segment. He is recognized by lighting designers, dealers and entertainment entities as an exceptional sales leader with a high degree of integrity.

In his role, Montero will be responsible for growing and managing A.C.T Lighting’s move into distribution of lighting fixtures; most notably with their recent addition of the Clay Paky line of automated products.

“Frank is an excellent fit with both myself and A.C.T Lighting. I have admired his work for years and I look forward to working with him in building this important part of our business,” commented A.C.T Lighting President and CEO Bob Gordon.

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Euro Media France OB Upgrades With Studer Vista 9 Console

France’s leading broadcast facility provider, Euro Media France (EMF), has become the most recent operator to install a new Studer Vista 9 digital console into one of its OB vehicles.

Their XL2 mid-range HD truck is one of a fleet of 22 OB’s, which have been amalgamated under the EMF umbrella since the merger of subsidiaries EMT, SFP and VCF at the beginning of this year, and one of six HD-equipped vehicles. The 13.6-metre truck supports up to 24 cameras and incorporates a VTR area, monitor stack, production area—and now a top specification audio mixing front end.

The new console was supplied by Audiopole to replace an old Studer D950—which was the first digital desk that SFP ever bought during their days as an independent. It is one of several Vista 9 consoles already supplied by Studer’s French distributor since its launch in June of this year.
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Lexicon® LXP Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle Creates Atmospheric Soundscapes for Film Composer Frederik Wiedmann

Frederik Wiedmann is a film composer known for his powerful, compelling and emotionally evocative movie scores. He has composed music for more than 20 feature films including Return to House on Haunted Hill, The Hills Run Red, Mirrors 2, Beneath, Hellraiser: Revelations and Ecstasy, as well music for various TV series.

Wiedmann is equally adapt at drama, action, horror, thriller, comedy and adventure, and is extremely particular about achieving the perfect sonic texture to accompany the on-screen action. One of the tools he constantly relies on is the Lexicon LXP Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle, a versatile software package that offers classic Lexicon reverb algorithms along with a host of studio presets and extensive sound-tailoring capabilities.

“I’ve always prized the natural ambience and inviting quality of Lexicon reverbs, and I’m thrilled that Lexicon now has a native plug-in version of their hardware reverbs,? said Wiedmann. “I like to use more

PRG Rocks Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony with JBL VerTec Subcompact Line Arrays

Continuing one of the nation’s most time-honored holiday traditions, Production Resource Group (PRG) deployed JBL’s new subcompact VerTec® line array system to highlight musical performances during the annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in New York. With performances by Mariah Carey, Josh Groban and Susan Boyle, along with an appearance by the Radio City Rockettes, PRG ensured the bundled-up crowd was completely immersed in holiday entertainment. Staged on Tuesday, November 30, the Tree Lighting Ceremony featured the traditional large tree, a 74-foot Norway spruce, with 30,000 LED lights on five miles of wire.

Ground-stacking four JBL VT4886 subcompact line array elements on top of two VT4883 subcompact arrayable subwoofers with arrays positioned on each side of the stage, PRG turned the world-famous ice rink into center stage for the national live telecast of the Tree Lighting Ceremony, which aired on NBC as part of the “Christmas more

JEL RECORDING STUDIOS UPGRADES STUDIO A WITH AN SSL AWS 900 CONSOLE/CONTROLLER

AWS Replaces Control|24 in Busy Commercial Studio

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – JEL Recording Studios, a studio with clients ranging from Disney, Universal and Warner Bros, to AT&T, Blizzard Entertainment for the popular videogame World of Warcraft™ and the punk band Green Day, recently installed a Solid State Logic AWS 900 in Studio A to increase throughput for the busy facility. Replacing a Digidesign Control|24, the AWS 900+ SE provides SuperAnalogue™ sound quality and greatly increased production efficiencies.

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