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Furman’s P-8 PRO II and AC-215A Help Bring ’21st Century Makeover’ to Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley

Furman’s P-8 PRO II and AC-215A Help Bring ’21st Century Makeover’ to Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley
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Brick House Video Announces Launch Of BHV Broadcast

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Owslebury, UK (3 February 2011) – Brick House Video Limited, manufacturer of award-winning compact and cost-effective production and post-production equipment, has announced the incorporation of BHV Broadcast Limited, a sister company established initially to manage the sales and marketing of the Company’s product range on an international basis. P. Julian Hiorns, managing director of both organisations, made the details public today from headquarters in Owslebury, England.

BHV Broadcast will sell Brick House Video’s product line featuring rack-mount and portable digital vision switchers, up/cross/down-converters, standards/rate converters, and equipment designed to simplify operations, cut costs, and promote reliability for live productions. In addition, BHV Broadcast will be promoting its own range of camera-based products such as Video Ghost, a phantom power system and TallyHo!, the multi-camera wireless tally system.

Manufacturing, warranty and technical support will remain the responsibility more

AVI-SPL’s Denver Office Adds to Sales Force

Brad Jones

Brad Jones

AVI-SPL, a leading provider of audio video communications solutions, is pleased to welcome Brad Jones and John Rios to the Denver office.

As an Account Manager for the Denver office, Jones will focus his sales efforts on the education market in Colorado and Wyoming. Jones has more than 15 years of audio video experience and spent the last five years in a business development role with a local systems integration firm.

Additionally, John Rios has joined the Denver office as sales manager. Rios will concentrate on sales and pre-construction activities, as well as developing and building relationships in the construction industry. Prior to joining the AVI-SPL, Rios was positioned as Director of Sales and Strategic Accounts for a systems integration firm in Denver.

John Rios

John Rios

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Extron Receives UL Accreditation to Self-Certify Safety Tests

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Extron Electronics is proud to announce that Underwriters Laboratories® – UL has awarded our in-house regulatory compliance testing facility with two accreditations: Client Test Data Program – CTDP and Supervised Manufacturer’s Testing – SMT. CTDP was established by Underwriters Laboratories to allow manufacturers to use their own testing facilities to test and certify product samples in support of UL mark certification. SMT accreditation certifies that a manufacturer’s testing laboratory meets ISO standards for operation and recognition of test results generated at that facility. At Extron, we are continually enhancing our fully-equipped testing facility to qualify products under additional safety, reliability, and environmental standards. By testing and certifying devices in-house, product designs are refined continuously, allowing safe products to reach the market sooner. more

Epson Introduces the PowerLite X9 – Bright and Easy-to-Use Projector for Education

PowerLite X9 Delivers 2,500 Lumens, XGA Resolution and Versatile Connectivity at Affordable Price Point

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AUSTIN, Texas (TCEA, Booth #2339) – Feb. 9, 2011 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today introduced the PowerLite X9, delivering bright and powerful projection to education for $599*. This new projector offers 2,500 lumens color and white light output2 and XGA resolution for detailed, bright presentations in classrooms as well as small to medium sized conference rooms.

“While education budgets continue to shrink, we recognize there is still a need for advanced and reliable technology in the classroom,? said Sara Kim, product manager, Epson America, Inc. “The PowerLite X9 provides classrooms with brightness, sharp image quality and convenient connectivity that won’t break the bank.?

More about the PowerLite X9
The PowerLite X9 delivers several convenient features for the classroom and boardroom, including:

- USB Plug ‘n Play Instant Setup: more

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NEW FOR-A HVS-350HS VIDEO SWITCHER INTERFACE PROVIDES CONTROL OF ABEKAS MIRA PRODUCTION SERVER

Fort Lee, N.J. – FOR-A, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, has announced a new interface that allows the HVS-350HS HD/SD 1.5 M/E digital video switcher to control the Abekas Mira Production Server. The interface will be part of FOR-A’s display highlights in its booth (#C5219) at the 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas, starting April 11th.

With the new interface, users can review a list of clips, set in/out points, and then control clip playback (play, stop, record, rewind, etc.) from up to four independent video channels through the switcher’s HVS-350U control panel or HVS-35GUI remote control software.

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“The HVS-350HS-Mira combination is perfect for live sports instant replay, as well as concerts, events, and studio applications,? said Pedro Silvestre, Sales Director, FOR-A Corporation of America. “The new integration allows easy more

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Platinum Tools® Features New 4Mapper Coax Tester at EHX 2011

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Now Shipping, Platinum Tools’ 4Mapper Coax Tester is the Solution to Find and Identify Single or Multiple Coax Cables Connected to Televisions, Security Cameras, Splitters, Monitors or Routers.

CAMARILLO, Calif., Feb. 9, 2011 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce that it will feature its new 4Mapper Coax Tester at the EHX 2011, held in Orlando, Fla. from March 17-19 at the Orange County Convention Center, booth 1312. Now shipping, Platinum Tools will be demoing the 4Mapper, as well as its new VDV MapMaster tester, during the show.

“Platinum Tools’ 4Mapper Coax Tester is the easy and quick solution to troubleshooting and identifying multiple coax cables connected to security cameras, televisions, monitors, routers, and splitters,? explained more

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Ross Video’s XPression Graphics System Shines on Screen Actors Guild Awards

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Iroquois, ON, Canada – February 9, 2011 – Ross Video’s XPression 2D/3D CG and motion graphics system was the choice of L.A.-based Mdots/Fontastics to provide on-screen graphics for the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards which aired live on TNT and TBS, Sunday, January 30th.

XPression provided all of the winner lower-thirds, side panel nominee boxes, TV ratings bugs, and end credits during its premiere award show outing.

Laura Staat, graphics operator for the show, was able to do something that MDots/Fontastics had never done before with a single device. One channel of XPression played a key-able HD trophy animation with nominee names, while the other channel simultaneously played an HD matte which revealed DVE boxes with stars in the audience. “Before XPression, I just played the trophy animation off of the CG and someone else had to roll the matte off more

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ANTON/BAUER FEATURES TANDEM 150 MODULAR POWER SYSTEM, CINE VCLX BATTERIES AND ITS DIONIC HCX HIGH-CURRENT BATTERY AT CABSAT 2011

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the world’s premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, will highlight several of its most advanced products at this year’s CABSAT 2011 (Booth S3-B41, Sheikh Saeed Hall 3). At the event, Anton/Bauer will be showing the cutting-edge Tandem 150 Modular Power System, CINE VCLX batteries as well as its DIONIC HCX 120 watt-hour capacity battery. more

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CompView Launches 2011 AV Technology Makeover Contest

CompView will award $3,500 in AV equipment to one contestant each quarter through the 2011 AV Technology Makeover Contest. Eligible contestants submit a 2-minute video of their AV technology deficient room for consideration. The videos should be entertaining, short and non-commercial. The focus could be anything from interviews with AV end users, IT/media support, and tours of AV deficient rooms to demonstrations and adventures with AV equipment. Videos will be judged on overall impact, content, concept/originality, entertainment value, and production quality. Manufacturer sponsors include SMART Technologies, Epson and Polycom. See website for details.

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