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Digital Rapids Doubles Encoder Density with Powerful New Models

Digital Rapids LogoMarch 29, 2011 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, movie and Web content to wider audiences — today announced new dual-channel models in the StreamZ and StreamZHD families of studio encoding systems; StreamZHD Live ABR adaptive streaming encoder; and Flux family of video capture and pre-processing hardware. The new models combine Digital Rapids’ long-standing ability to output multiple formats, resolutions and bit rates simultaneously in real time with the capability to capture and encode from two distinct sources concurrently.

Dual-channel, standard-definition StreamZ models feature SDI video input support with embedded audio. High-definition, dual-channel models of StreamZHD and StreamZHD Live ABR support HD-SDI, dual-link HD-SDI, 3G-SDI and standard-definition SDI video inputs. Real-time down-conversion of dual-link and 3G-SDI inputs leverages new facility infrastructures and allows easy repurposing of such sources without the workflow inconvenience and expense of external format converters. more

Matrox Convert DVI Plus Ships

Matrox Convert DVI Plus

Matrox Convert DVI Plus

HD-SDI Scan Converter with Genlock and Region-of-Interest Support at $1495 lets broadcasters easily and economically get Skype, YouTube, and mobile phone videos to air
Matrox Video Products Group today announced that Matrox Convert DVI Plus, an SD/HD SDI scan converter with high-end features priced at just $1495 US, is available worldwide. Matrox Convert DVI Plus lets broadcasters easily and economically take the computer-based content that is quickly becoming a key part of the nightly news to air. It’s ideal for creating broadcast video from computer applications such as Skype, YouTube, Google Earth, video games, and web browser sessions, as well as citizen journalists’ mobile phone videos. Matrox Convert DVI Plus is also the perfect appliance to drive projectors and large displays at live events and in houses of worship.

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Velodyne to Showcase New Digital Drive PLUS Subwoofers at Salon Son & Image 2011

Velodyne, the world’s leading manufacturer of powered subwoofers, has announced that the new Digital DrivePLUS Series subwoofers will be showcased in Room 1310 at Salon Son & Image 2011. The Montreal-based show, lasting from March 31st to April 1st, allows visitors to experience the best in audio brands, including Velodyne, all in one place and compare systems in optimal conditions.

“Our Digital Drive series has long been regarded as one of the best in bass reproduction, and the Digital Drive PLUS has taken the lineup to another level,” said Doug Smith, national sales manager for Velodyne. “As visitors to our exhibit at Salon Son & Image will get to experience, the Digital Drive PLUS series offers more low-distortion output, enhanced automated setup, amazing styling and many more new features.”

The Digital DrivePLUS is the next generation device stemming from Velodyne’s highly popular Digital Drive series. The more

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L-ACOUSTICS Performs with Honors at Indiana University Auditorium

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BLOOMINGTON, Indiana — Recently crossing its milestone 70th anniversary, Indiana University Auditorium, located in the heart of IU’s Bloomington campus, has one more great reason to celebrate — the installation of a new L-ACOUSTICS loudspeaker and amplifier package.

Hosting a full schedule of more than 200 shows a year — ranging from international musical acts to touring Broadway productions to guest speakers and comedians — the 3,200-seat art deco-style room had grown in need of a sound system that could better accommodate the diversity and increasing technological demands of its events. more

AVI-SPL Unifies Marketing Efforts

VP of Internet Marketing Will Lead Marketing and Internet Marketing Teams

AVI-SPL today announced its Marketing Communications and Internet Marketing departments have joined forces under the leadership of industry veteran and AVI-SPL Vice President of Internet Marketing Kelly Bousman.

Kelly Bousman

Bousman has been with AVI-SPL for nearly 14 years, starting the creative services area, then creating www.ProjectorPeople.com and developing the company’s Internet strategy. From brand development to marketing program management, Bousman has been an integral part of AVI-SPL’s growth.

Now as one collaborative team, the in-house marketing staff manages the company’s public relations, graphic design, tradeshows and copy writing, in addition to developing and managing www.avispl.com, www.ProjectorPeople.com, and customer extranet sites. The group also handles the company’s social media communications, email marketing, webinars and online advertising.

The decision to unify the two departments was made after the company’s VP of Marketing Communications Michelle Oswald more

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