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International Colorist Academy (ICA) Reaches 50th Class Milestone

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The International Colorist Academy (ICA) will reach its two year anniversary at NAB 2011 and has announced its 50th class in Chennai India April 4-7, 2011.

“There has been a huge interest in our training for colorists by colorists,� comments Kevin Shaw, ICA co-founder. “We are impressed by how far some of our students will travel, and wherever the demand justifies it we try to run local classes. The response to our Chennai class has been extensive and we hope to run further classes in other Indian cities in the future.� more

SOUNDFIELD GOES TO HARVARD – Harvard’s New SoundField Mark V Microphone Broadens Horizons

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 2011: Harvard University’s media production center has added a SoundField Mark V B-Format microphone to its existing inventory, which already includes a SoundField SPS422B mic and an SP451 surround sound processor. The Mark V is being used to make stereo and surround-sound recordings for various departments at the university, including the music faculty.

Anthony Di Bartolo, manager of the university’s media production center, provides audio, video and multimedia services across the university, and has himself long been a user of SoundField microphones for jazz and acoustic recording, including the older ST250 portable microphone system. “We already have an SPS422B and the SP451 surround processor here,” he explains, “but we were looking for another mic or system that would enable us to record in surround. Of course, there are now various ways to do that, and we more

BTX Breakthrough Changes Control Systems Landscape

Groundbreaking Control Solution Allows Dealers to Expand the Market for Control Systems and Establish a Profitable New Revenue Stream more

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Visionary Solutions Partners With AMX(R) for Control System Interoperability

CARPINTERIA, Calif. — March 24, 2011 — Visionary Solutions, Inc. (VSI), a leading provider of encoders and related equipment for multiple Internet protocol television (IPTV) applications, announced today that it has renewed its agreement with AMX(R) to be part of the control and automation system suppliers InConcert(R) Partner Program. Under the agreement, VSI products have been carefully integrated to be fully interoperable with AMX’s Vision2(TM) IPTV solution, a fully-integrated video capture, management, and distribution system that utilizes the most modern IPTV technologies to power video delivery solutions for businesses, educational institutions, hospitality, and in-home broadcast.
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BEXEL TO DEBUT THREE NEW CAMERA CORPS PRODUCTS AT 2011 NAB SHOW

LAS VEGAS, MARCH 24, 2011—Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, is debuting several Camera Corps products at the 2011 NAB Show (Booth C6833) in Las Vegas, including the new 3D Universal RCP, Multi Camera Key Pad Control and Mini Joystick Control. Camera Corps, a global leader in specialty cameras, robotic heads, remote control systems and supporting services, is introducing these controls as part of a fully operational production system including Camera Corps’ Q-Ball high-precision robotic cameras—which are also on display. more

StrandVision Digital Signage Offers More than 650 Background Music Streams to its Subscribers

Copyright-cleared music adds ambiance, introduces emerging artists…

MENOMONIE, Wisc. – March 24, 2011 – StrandVision LLC, a provider of hosted digital signage services for business marketing and employee communications, today announced a new background music feature that enables its subscribers to choose from more than 650 background music streams from 40+ categories. more

E4 Product Launch Preview: NEC PA600X

Rich McPherson, NEC’s senior product manager for projectors is talking ease of maintenence and NEC’s new two-stage filter system. Incorporated into portable projectors since last October, this new filter system makes its installation projector debut ib the E4 AV Tour next month with the first public showing of the new PA600X projector. The PA600X is part of a range of new PA projectors, NEC’s premiere line of installation projectors. “We threw every type of feature in that we think installation companies or companies would need.” McPherson says, and you can read more about the feature set here. “But regardless of the product category, what we hear from customers is the importance of maintenence.” McPherson says the new filter requires no cleaning in most environments and is designed to time out with the lamps–a new filter ships free with replacement lamps, McPherson says. Ask to see the more

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Canon Introduces Affordable New Projectors

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LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 23, 2011 – Presentation professionals encompass a broad range of occupations, but common to all is a need for affordable, high-performance portable projectors offering such essential user benefits as high brightness, long lamp and filter life, and the convenience of auto set-up functions. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, responds to this need with five new affordable multimedia LCD projectors. These new products include the LV-8225, Canon’s latest WXGA-resolution widescreen 16:10 LCD model. Together with the new LV-7490, LV-7390, LV-7295 and LV-7290, all are targeted at value-conscious users, including educators, traveling salespeople and small-business entrepreneurs.

“Important to the presentation market are innovative features providing real end-user benefits in addition to competitive pricing,� commented Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technology and Communications more

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Mariners Church Adopts Shure Wireless as Standard of Excellence

Shure UHF-R® and PSM®900 Systems Help Expanding Church Manage Growth Across Multiple Campuses

NILES, IL, March 24, 2011 — Led by senior pastor Kenton Beshore, southern California’s Mariners Church is a thriving, multi-campus house of worship. Its main campus, located in the community of Irvine, houses a 3,400 seat capacity main sanctuary that features a contemporary Christian worship experience. Additional locations are found in Mission Viejo and Huntington Beach, with plans for expansion over the next few years.

To effectively manage this growing operation, the church decided to unify its technology choices across campuses. Its first move in that direction, the purchase of 12 channels of Shure UHF-R wireless, was inspired by necessity. “Our original motivation, if you could call it that, was the recent FCC mandate,� recalls Tom Lenton, production specialist for Mariners Church. “We had a mix of Shure and other brands, and most of it more

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Lightware Offers Cost-Effective CPU2 Card Upgrades for Modular Matrix Family of Products

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Lightware U.S.A., the US distributor for Budapest-based Lightware Visual Engineering, has announced the availability of new CPU2 card ugrades for Lightware’s modular matrix family (16×16, 32×32, 64×64 and 80×80).

“The cards offer a great way for current customers to upgrade their matrix frames for under $1,000,” says sales and marketing associate Blake Dudash. “With the new cards Lightware users gain many new features, including an extra input and output on the 16×16 and 32×32 matrices; HDCP-compliance in and out enabling customers to see the added control that comes with the HDCP-compliant matrix control software; and true pixel-to-pixel switch from Gen Lockable-compliant sources.”

And that’s not all the new cards offer. Additional features provide multiple IP connections simultaneously plus a Neutrik Ethercon connector for IP connection. The cards support all HDCP and more

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