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Kramer Introduces Plenum HDMI Cables

Kramer’s Plenum HDMI Cables

Kramer’s Plenum HDMI Cables

Hampton, NJ – Kramer’s new plenum rated CP-HM/HM HDMI cables are high-performance cables with molded HDMI connectors at both ends. The low smoke and fire-resistant properties of plenum rated cable allow it to reside in air return spaces of ceiling, floors, and walls, often saving the cost of installing conduit.

The CP-HM/HM cable assemblies are made of high-quality 26 AWG (15′ and 25′ lengths) and 24 AWG (35’ and 50’ lengths) conductors. These cables come with gold-plated connectors, which resist corrosion and provide the best possible connectivity. These new plenum HDMI cables handle full 1080p @60Hz resolution and are compatible with 30-bit and 36-bit Deep Color to ensure the best possible image quality.

Kramer’s CP-HM/HM plenum cable assemblies come in 15’, 25’, 35’ and 50’ lengths.

More information on Kramer’s Plenum HDMI cable assemblies and all other Kramer and Sierra Video products can be found online more

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DIGITAL OPTICAL FIBER ROUTING SYSTEM FOR HITACHI CAMERAS USING MULTIDYNE ROUTERS TO BE INTRODUCED AT NAB

WOODBURY, New York – Hitachi’s popular SK Series of HDTV studio and field production cameras now significantly lowers the costs of fiber cable installation and camera equipment management. With the use of Multidyne’s advanced EOS-4000 series optical routing system, Hitachi camera customers now have complete flexibility in assigning camera heads to CCUs. This is a natural progression from Hitachi’s TCP/IP data network compliant control system, where any control panel can control any camera wherever there’s access to a LAN, WAN, MAN or internet.

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The HDTV camera optical routing system will be exhibited at the Hitachi Kokusai Booth (C4309) at this year’s National Association of Broadcasters held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas Nevada next month.
“Today’s modern stadiums, arenas, TV stations, production studios, universities, large churches and other HDTV camera installations all use digital fiber cable due to more

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CLARK INTRODUCES NEW CD SERIES HD/SDI COAXIAL CABLES

Clark CD Series HD/SDI Coaxial Cables

Clark Wire & Cable™, NAB Booth #C5637, is introducing its new CD Series of HD/SDI coaxial cables for digital and High Definition video formats. Available in four sizes ranging from 23 gauge miniature to low-loss 14 gauge RG11 type coax, the CD series delivers broadcast-grade performance for demanding mobile production, studio, commercial AV, and large venue HD/SDI systems.

Designed for precision electrical performance in high-bandwidth applications, the CD series delivers the critical electrical characteristics required for 1.5 Gb/s and 3 Gb/s uncompressed video transmission, meeting or exceeding SMPTE 292M and 424M standards. Featuring a gas-injected, precision 75 Ohm dielectric and a 4.5 GHz rated bandwidth, all CD Series coax is sweep-tested and 100% verified to guarantee consistent and dependable performance.

The CD series coax also delivers exceptional mechanical performance. Crush resistance and aging characteristics meet or exceed industry standards to ensure long-term performance and durability. The highly uniform more

AUTOSCRIPT FEATURES INNOVATIVE LED TFT ON-CAMERA WIDE ANGLE PROMPTER AT 2011 NAB SHOW

LAS VEGAS, MARCH 21, 2011Autoscript, the world’s leading teleprompting company and a Vitec Group brand, is continuing to make considerable advances in the market and will be featuring its groundbreaking 17-inch LED17TFT-BLW System wide angle, on-camera prompter at this year’s 2011 NAB Show (Booth C6625) in Las Vegas.

The latest in Autoscript’s illumination technology, the TFT (thin-film transistor) LED system offers instant warm-up to full brightness, unlike CCFLs (Cold Cathode Fluorescent Tubes), which take many minutes to reach full efficiency and light output. In addition, the LED17TFT-BLW comes with a wide angle hood, making it optimal for news or studio-based productions.

The LED17TFT-BLW comes equipped with an Eco +Plus+ feature that saves power when no active video is present and includes a preset LCM (Low Consumption Modes) feature for use with camera utility power-outlets, built-in dimmable Tally Light with Opto Sensor input and repeat output, illuminated control more

grandMA2 Accepts Invitation to the SAG Awards

SAG Awards

SAG Awards

grandMA got up close and personal with the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards when programmer Willy McLachlan tapped a grandMA2 system to control lighting designed by Jeffrey Engel. The awards show was simulcast live on TNT and TBS January 30 from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of grandMA in North America.

“I’ve pretty much switched over to the grandMA2 full time,” says McLachlan who has teamed with Engel for the last 23 years. “One of the challenges of the SAG awards is that it’s a seated banquet for several thousand people with a stage at one end of the hall. Although there are no performance numbers on the show, the footprint of required light and the classic set make it very tricky and time more

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Community Loudspeakers Deliver for the Norwegian Sørmarka Arena

Somarka Arena
Sormarka Arena

Norway – A Community sound system has been installed in the new Norwegian Sørmarka Arena, a multi-use indoor facility with an ice rink for hockey, curling and figure skating and a 400m speed skating track. Located in Stavanger, the arena is owned by the Municipalities of Stavanger, Sandnes, Sola and Randaberg and has been built to enhance the facilities available in the region. Designed to meet the needs and standards of professional athletes, the focus of Sørmarka is also on improving public health for children and young adults through increased physical activity.

The main sound system and automation for the Sørmarka facility was designed and programmed by Norsk Lydteknikk AS. with installation by Profitek AS. Using a total of 95 Community R-Series loudspeakers, the arena is the largest indoor installation of Community in Norway to date and comprises fifteen R2-94Z with TRC400 transformers, fourteen R.5COAX99T, fifty-two R.5COAX66T and fourteen more

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Wagner’s Seahawks Retake the Field with Community R-Series

Wagner College Scoreboard - Closeup R-Series
Wagner College Field

Staten Island, NY – Founded in Rochester in 1883, Wagner College moved to their current location here in 1918. Since then, the original 38-acre campus has grown to an idyllic 105 acres overlooking New York Harbor and the surrounding city.

The school’s athletics department boasts several NCAA teams, with the Seahawks football team among the most prestigious in the Northeast Conference. The team’s home field recently underwent a modern renovation, including a new sound system installed by Farmingdale-based Advance Sound. Advance Sound’s Thomas De Pace explains the challenges in creating the system design.

“They wanted more than just a new football field,” says De Pace. “They wanted to reinvent their team’s whole atmosphere. Obviously, speech intelligibility is always important, but the school also has a very rich student culture, with several dance teams who perform at the games. They needed something that was good for spoken word, but more

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Monitor Engineer Britton, Earl Klugh Band Give Thumbs Up to NEXO Wedge

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—Since it began delivering in late December, the new NEXO 45 N-12 12-inch line monitor is receiving rave reviews. Engineer Melissa Britton, had the opportunity to use the new NEXO line monitors for Earl Klugh and his band at a recent show held at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts in California. Although filling in at front of house on a Yamaha PM1D for this particular show, Britton normally mixes monitors using Yamaha digital consoles for Klugh. Brian Rachko mixed monitors for the Cerritos gig on the house Yamaha PM5D.

“I have to say that I could not hear the stage at all while I was at front of house,? states Britton. “The NEXO line monitors were super clean. I went on stage a couple times during sound check and was amazed by the separation from mix to mix.? The NEXO line monitor is a more

Digital Projection Brings Ultimate 3D Experience to Hollywood’s Pacific Design Center in March

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DPI, Crestron and Steinway Lyngdorf to present elite home theater experience during Westweek from March 23 – 24 .

ATLANTA, GA – March 18, 2011 – Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high performance projection systems, will present the pinnacle of large-screen 3D entertainment for the home during the Pacific Design Center’s WESTWEEK 2011 show, March 23 – 24. WESTWEEK is Pacific Design Center’s largest annual design industry event, hosting over 70 showroom demonstrations as well as numerous new product introductions. DPI’s award-winning TITAN Reference 1080p-3D will feature in the Audio Video Interiors showroom alongside Crestron control and automation systems and Steinway Lyngdorf’s uncompromising audio equipment.  

WESTWEEK is Pacific Design Center’s largest annual design industry event, combining keynote lectures, showroom programs, and book signings. This internationally-recognized design trade event welcomes more

Electrosonic Provides Interactive Workstations and Video Displays for New Permanent Exhibition at New York City’s National Museum of the American Indian

Copyright: Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, photos by David Sundberg/ESTO

Copyright: Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, photos by David Sundberg/ESTO

Visitors to the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Lower Manhattan are discovering the beauty of Native American artifacts and the stories behind those stunning objects in the new permanent exhibition, “Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian,” planned to be in place for the next decade.

Electrosonic engineered, provided and installed 20 exhibits for “Infinity of Nations” -10 linear video stations and 10 interactive workstations housed in the NMAI’s George Gustav Heye Center in the Old Customs House. Five years in the making, the new permanent collection reflects the geographic and chronological scope of the museum’s collection, and includes more

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