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Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Promotes Top Talent in Marketing Positions James Chan named as Vice President; Brandon Tarnow as Brand Manager

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Promotes Top Talent in
Marketing Positions

James Chan named as Vice President; Brandon Tarnow as Brand Manager

IRVINE, Calif., February 16, 2010 — Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America has promoted two of its marketing professionals: James Chan is now vice president of marketing for the Professional Visual Systems Division; Brandon Tarnow is now brand manager. These promotions exemplify the dedication Mitsubishi has to developing its staff and supporting their career development.

“Both James and Brandon have played outstanding roles in Mitsubishi’s growth over the years, and I’m confident they’ll continue to excel in their new responsibilities,? said Shoichi Suwa, senior vice president for the Professional Visual Systems business unit.

As a part of a consolidation strategy of all professional display products at Mitsubishi, Chan now oversees product and brand marketing as well as marketing communications for its projectors, professional-grade LCD more

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Tigerpaw Adds IT-Development Leader to Direct Product Development

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Douglas Sikora Named Director of Software Development

BELLEVUE, Neb., (February 16, 2011) — Tigerpaw Software, Inc., developer of the most comprehensive business building software for technology providers, today announced the hiring of Douglas Sikora as the new director of software development. Sikora will be responsible for leading and mentoring the Tigerpaw development team and managing the product life cycle of over half a dozen products. Sikora will also work with Tigerpaw’s Customer Advisory Group (CAG) to plan and design new product features and new product lines. Other responsibilities include working with partners to provide integrations with their solutions, implementing SCRUM as Tigerpaw’s agile development methodology, and interacting with customers.

“We underwent a thorough search and found exactly what we were looking for,? says Tigerpaw president James Foxall. “Doug is a true authority when it comes to software development, more

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DANLEY FLOWS INTO THE RIVER OF LIFE CHRISTIAN CENTER

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RIVERVIEW, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 2011: The River of Life Christian Center in Riverview, Florida stepped boldly into the future with a dramatic overhaul, both sonic and scenic, of its new sanctuary. The room’s old sound reinforcement barely merited that appellation, and it would be a stretch to say there were lighting and video systems – just some lights and some video. River of Life hired Christian Sound Installations (CSI) to design and install a new A/V system that would catapult the sanctuary from uninspired husk to enlivened, state-of-the-art spiritual focal point. To realize that transformation, Paul Garner, CSI principal and chief designer, relied on Danley Sound Labs loudspeakers and subwoofers, together with a suite of energy-efficient – but unassailably awesome – theatrical lighting fixtures and video display technologies.

“The old sound system at River of Life looked as if it had more

JUPITER RIDES THE BUS

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CINCINNATI, OHIO – FEBRUARY 2011: The nearly two million residents of Cincinnati, Ohio and its greater metropolitan area rely on the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) for timely, comprehensive bus service. To meet its obligation, SORTA maintains a rigorous program of bus maintenance and inspection in its huge central facility. Until recently, communication throughout the facility hinged on an intermittent, semi-functional paging system that, after thirty years of daily use, operated poorly. SORTA hired American Sound & Electronics from across the Ohio River in Covington, Kentucky to gut the old system and replace it with something that would work well and reliably. Trey Arrowsmith, systems designer with American Sound & Electronics, specified a Symetrix Jupiter 12 to form the heart of the new system based on its generous input/output count, low cost, and ease of programming.

The Symetrix Jupiter series more

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DNF Controls 2011 NAB Show Preview

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Chyron 2011 NAB Show Preview Booth SL1520

Company Overview:
As the pioneer of graphics as a service for all digital video media, Chyron (NASDAQ: CHYR) continues to define the world of broadcast graphics with Web, mobile, HD, 3D, and newsroom integration solutions. Winner of numerous awards, including two Emmy(R) Awards, Chyron has proved itself a leader in the industry with sophisticated graphics offerings that include Chyron’s AXIS Graphics online content creation software and order management system, on-air graphics systems, clip servers, channel branding, and graphics asset management solutions. More information about Chyron products and services is available on the company’s websites: www.chyron.com and www.axisgraphics.tv.

Chyron 2011 NAB Show Press Conference
The company will make its latest announcements at a press conference on Sunday, April 10, at 8 a.m. in Room N242 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. more

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FUJINON LENSES USED BY RENOWNED DP DANA CHRISTIAANSEN ON JEEP, SUZUKI COMMERCIALS

WAYNE, N.J. – Respected for his work on high-profile automotive commercials, director of photography Dana Christiaansen recently shot commercials for both Jeep and Suzuki with Fujinon Premier PL Zoom Lenses rented from Otto Nemenz International in Los Angeles.

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Christiaansen’s work is held in high regard in the world of commercial cinematography. He’s known for capturing delicate detail on the rugged terrain of challenging car and truck shoots. The Suzuki material was shot for Siltanen and Partners Advertising using the Fujinon PL mount 14.5-45mm T2.0, 18-85mm T.20, and the 75-400mm T2.8-T3.8 zoom lenses on an Arri Alexa digital camera. For Jeep, via Publicis/Leo Burnett, he used the Fujinon Premier Series 18-85mm T2.0 zoom on an ARRI 435 film motion picture camera.

“I still remember the first time I looked through a Fujinon 18-85mm T2.0 lens mounted on an more

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Atlona Technologies(R) 2011 NAB Show

Atlona Technologies(R) 2011 NAB Show
April 11-14 — Las Vegas
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“This is our fourth consecutive year exhibiting at NAB, and we are pleased to once again join the upper echelon of the A/V industry in the unveiling of our exciting new products,” said Kevin Billingsley, sales director at Atlona Technologies. “This year we will be highlighting a number of cost-effective solutions to meet the needs of broadcasters, including a 10-input video scaler/processor/switcher with HDMI output; a 7-inch testing monitor with HDMI, VGA, and component inputs; a complete signal testing kit; a multi-input presentation switcher; and 3G-SDI/HD-SDI/SD-SDI to HDMI with stereo audio converter. In addition, we will be demonstrating fiber optic extension and SDI solutions from our Signature Line. It’s an exciting time at Atlona, and we look forward to introducing our latest and greatest to the broadcasting industry in April.” more

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NewTek Releases TriCaster Virtual Set Editor

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Virtual Set Editor lets TriCaster TCXD850 and TriCaster TCXD300 users integrate logos and graphics, modify color schemes, adjust set pieces, change the location of talent, and more.

NewTek, worldwide leader in video and 3D animation products, releases NewTek TriCaster Virtual Set Editor (VSE), which allows TriCaster TCXD850 and TriCaster TCXD300 users to customize TriCaster high definition (HD) virtual sets to fit their production needs. TriCaster Virtual Set Editor will be showcased on the main stage of NewTek booth E20 at the Broadcast Video Expo 2011, February 15-17, in London.

With TriCaster Virtual Set Editor, producers get exclusive TriCaster VSE Sets that produce real-time reflections and specular highlights, and have a wide variety of elements that can be edited.

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Virtual Set Editor’s intuitive wizard-based interface walks the user through the process of editing the TriCaster VSE Sets.

TriCaster VSE users also have the option to create their own virtual sets by populating more

Tripp Lite Introduces New HDMI Cables with Support for Ethernet, 3D and more

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New HDMI cables provide the highest level of performance available by HDMI

Chicago, IL (February 15, 2011)–Tripp Lite, a world-leading manufacturer of power protection and connectivity products, has introduced a new line of High Speed HDMI Cables with Eternet. The P569-series is the latest generation of digital and audio cabling, with support for Ethernet Data Connectivity, Audio Return Channel, 3D display, and both 4096 x 2160 video resolution. High Speed HDMI Cables with Ethernet have been tested to perform at speeds up to 10.2Gbps, the highest bandwith currently available, and can handle 1080p signals at increased color depths and refresh rates. These cables are backward compatible with previous versions of HDMI.

Key Features and Benefits:

* HDMI Ethernet Channel enables high-speed bi-directional communication, allowing IP-enabled devices to be used without a separate Ethernet cable

* Audio Return Channel enables a more

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