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GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY TELEVISION IN MEMPHIS INSTALLS FOUR NEW HITACHI SK-HD1000 MULTIFORMAT HDTV STUDIO CAMERAS

WOODBURY, NEW YORK – Germantown Community Television recently installed four new Hitachi SK-HD1000 multi-format HDTV studio cameras in an effort to improve picture quality and lay the groundwork for an eventual transition to high-definition. Known as GHS-TV, Germantown Community Television is based at Germantown High School in Germantown, TN, a suburb of Memphis.

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Germantown High senior Jared Cox operates the Hitachi SK-HD1000 studio camera during Germantown Community Television’s live coverage of Election Night 2010.

The studio facility supports the high school’s Production Workshop program, which teaches basic and advanced broadcast television skills. The program’s 75 students produce over 740 hours of public affairs programming annually for broadcast on Memphis stations, including Germantown Community Television (Comcast Channel 17), WPXX-TV (Ion Media Channel 50), and WMC-TV (NBC-5).

“Our new Hitachi cameras enable us to produce high-caliber more

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DNF Controls’ AnyWhere Interface Box Provides Missing Link for Control, Monitoring, and Interfacing

New Compact Single-Box Solution Ideal for A/V, Industrial, Radio, and Television Broadcasting Markets; No Programming Required

SYLMAR, Calif. — Jan. 4, 2011 — DNF Controls today announced the release of the AnyWhere Interface Box (AIB), a compact single-box “missing link” solution that provides eight opto-isolated GPI inputs, eight relay contact closure GPO outputs, one RS422/RS232 serial port, and one 10 BaseT Ethernet port. Designed for applications in A/V, industrial, radio, and television broadcasting market segments, the AIB supports GPI-to-GPO(s), GPI-to-serial, GPI-to-Ethernet, and GPI-to-SNMP control; serial-to-GPO, Ethernet-to-GPO, and SNMP-to-GPO monitoring; and serial-to-Ethernet and serial-to-SNMP conversions; all of which are user-configurable. more

AVI-SPL Awards NEC Projector to Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School

School Earned the Most Votes for AV Week Projector Giveaway Contest

After an exciting AV Week Projector Giveaway contest, AVI-SPL recently awarded the NEC Display projector to the winning school Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School in Okeechobee, Florida.

In honor of 2010’s AV Week, AVI-SPL teamed up with NEC Display to present a new NEC M260X projector to a K-12 school in the U.S. To enter, schools were asked to submit a 140-character response to “Why does your school need a new projector?? All entries were then posted on AVI-SPL’s blog for the public to vote. More than 40 schools entered the contest and more than 2,000 votes were cast. With a total of 401 votes, Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School took the prize, just 10 votes ahead of the next school.

“Many of the teachers, students and their families stayed up late the night of the more

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New DisplayPort Products From Tripp Lite

Tripp Lite Expands its Line of DisplayPort Splitters and Adapters
New DisplayPort Products Enhance Display Extension Capabilities

Chicago, IL (January 4, 2011)–Tripp Lite, a world-leading manufacturer of power protection and connectivity products, has expanded its line of DisplayPort and Mini-DisplayPort products with four new splitters and three new adapters. These new additions allow for connection of non-DisplayPort monitors to DisplayPort computers, as well as splitting of a single DisplayPort/Mini-DisplayPort signal into two.

Key Features

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* The expanded line of splitters offers four varieties of splitting capability to ensure every application’s needs are met, including DisplayPort to DisplayPort, DisplayPort to Mini-DisplayPort, Mini- to DisplayPort and Mini- to Mini-DisplayPort. Each splitter is designed to transfer audio and video signal from a computer and split to two female port connectors, allowing two monitors to be connected.

* The expanded line of adapters provides more

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Extron Multi-Port Replacement Power Supply is Now Shipping

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce that the new PS 1230, an energy-efficient replacement power supply, is now shipping. This newest member of the PS Series of Desktop Power Supplies has three12 Volt 2-pole captive screw ports and offers a total of 3.0 amps across all outputs with no per-port current limitations. The PS 1230 is designed to conserve energy and reduce costs. The power supply snaps into the included ZipClip™ 200 mounting bracket for secure mounting to rack rails, tables, or lecterns. The PS 1230 also features a quarter-rack width, 1U enclosure with threaded inserts to mount the power supply directly on Extron rack shelves. The power supply is designed and engineered by Extron for increased durability and reliability with a calculated MTBF – Mean Time Between Failures – of over 400,000 hours to prevent power supply-related failures and disruption to system operation. more

VMP’s New “Extra Medium? Flat Panel Flush Wall Mount Now Shipping

VMP FP-XMFB extra medium flat panel flush wall mount

Easy-to-Install and with Only a 1-Inch Profile Off the Wall, the FP-XMFB Holds Most 32- to 52-Inch Flat Panels up to 150 lbs.

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Jan. 4, 2011 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the residential, CI, commercial, security, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce its new FP-XMFB “extra medium? flat panel flush wall mount is now shipping. With an MSRP of $66.95, the low profile FP-XMFB holds most medium-sized flat panels from 32- to 52-inches and up to 150 lbs.

“The FP-XMFB is the result of broadening our existing popular low profile wall mount line,? explained Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products. “As new and exciting flat panels are being sold throughout multiple markets, the ‘medium-sized’ category has more

WASHINGTON REDSKINS UPGRADE TO HD AT FEDEXFIELD WITH FUJINON HA AND XA SERIES LENSES

WAYNE, N.J. – Home to the NFL’s Washington Redskins, FedExField in Prince George’s County, Md., received a comprehensive upgrade to high definition production for the 2010-2011 football season. As part of the upgrade, the arena features three new Sony HSC300K cameras paired with Fujinon lenses: the HA23X7.6BERM Premier Series HD ENG-style telephoto, XA50X9.5BESM HD box-style telephoto with 2X extender, and XA76X9.3BESM HD telephoto.

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Cameras are placed at various points around the venue to provide a total stadium experience. The new system enables the stadium’s control room to originate HD programming and transmit the signals to new HD LED video displays and stadium-wide video distribution systems. In addition to improving video for the fans, the HD video is also archived for promos and highlight reels.

The video control room and infrastructure were upgraded by Communications Engineering, Inc. (CEI). Based in Newington, more

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Stage Research Releases Updates for ShowBuilder 6 and RF Guru

Stage Research wraps up the year with a holiday present for users of its ShowBuilder 6 and RF Guru software: new versions of both popular packages.

“ShowBuilder 6.1 has been updated with a new user interface for easier access to data,” reports Stage Research co-founder Carlton Guc. “It also features the latest database of sound equipment, new reports and improved support for multiple disciplines, including lighting and video.”

ShowBuilder has been embraced by industry professionals as the software that takes the drudgery out of the administrative side of production. Completely rewritten last year to broaden its scope, ShowBuilder serves everyone in production: sound designers, lighting designers, carpenters, hair and makeup, stage management, wardrobe and technical directors. Users find the software indispensable for handling production paperwork for company, cast, sound, props, route tracking and more.

Guc is also pleased to announce an update for RF Guru, which launched more

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D.A.S. AUDIO DEPLOYED AT LAS VEGAS’ TROPICANA HOTEL

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Image of the Tiffany Theater at the Las Vegas Tropicana Hotel.

Las Vegas, NV – January 2011… Located at the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip, the Tropicana Hotel has a storied history that dates back to 1957. Over the years, the ‘Trop’, as it’s known, has been spotted in films such as Elvis Presley’s Viva Las Vegas and the James Bond 007 hit Diamonds Are Forever. The hotel’s Tiffany Theater—once home to the Folies Bergère production show—now serves as a venue for a wide variety of headline shows and other entertainment. To ensure the best possible sound in the venerable room, an upgraded loudspeaker system consisting of products from the Aero and Avant Series catalogs of D.A.S. Audio was recently placed into service. more

KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND SHAKE IT WITH SHURE PSM®900

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Chad Griswold stands by the Shure PSM 900.

NILES, IL, January 4, 2011 — For many music fans, just saying the name “KC & the Sunshine Band? brings back memories of the heady fusion between funk and dance music that dominated the pop charts in the 70s and 80s. Architects of such iconic #1 hits as “That’s The Way (I Like It),? “Get Down Tonight,? “Boogie Shoes,? and many others, the band is still performing today, still led by founder Harry “KC? Wayne Casey and playing up to 100 shows a year.

While the band’s shows are rooted in their extensive catalog of past hits, the show itself is a state-of-the-art production, including 13 musicians, two dancers, and a full sound and lighting package. When faced with the need to replace the group’s in-ear monitor more

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