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Gogobeans Wins Best Entertainment App at CTIA Wireless 2011

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Palo Alto, CA- March 29, 2011- Gogobeans today announced it has been awarded the best entertainment app at CTIA Wireless 2011 by LAPTOP Magazine for their new Shake to Bounce mobile app. The editors and writers of LAPTOP Magazine who attended the event selected the winners. Winners were chosen based on ground breaking devices, technologies and applications that help improve the consumer and business experience.

“Think of Gogobeans as Bump on steroids. Not only can you share a lot more stuff, you don’t even have to be in the same room as the other person,? noted Mark Spoonauer in his LAPTOP Magazine coverage, Gogobeans App Trumps Bump for Sharing.

Launched at CTIA, Gogobeans’ Shake to Bounce mobile application enables customers to share any content with their friends simply by shaking their mobile handset. This extends to files, more

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FOR-A DEBUTS SERIES OF COMPACT 3G/HD/SD/ASI ROUTING SWITCHERS AT NAB 2011

Fort Lee, N.J. – FOR-A, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, will debut four compact multi-format routing switchers at the 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nev., April 11-14 (Booth C5219). Designed for small and medium-scale systems, the MFR-3232, MFR-3216, MFR-1616R, and MFR-1616 offer a variety of inputs and outputs. All four automatically recognize and support 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI, and ASI signals.

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Housed in 2 RU cabinets, the MFR-3232 (32 inputs/32 outputs), MFR-3216 (32 inputs/16 outputs), and MFR-1616R (16 inputs/16 outputs) offer optional redundant CPUs. The MFR-3216 (16 inputs/16 outputs) is housed in a 1 RU cabinet. All four models offer the option of redundant AC power.

Despite their compact size, the new units include features from the large-scale MFR-5000 Series routing switcher that was introduced at the more

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AURALEX’S SUSTAIN BAMBOO SOUND DIFFUSOR SERIES MAKES EUROPEAN DEBUT AT MUSIKMESSE 2011

First Line of Acoustical Products Made from 100% Eco-Friendly Bamboo

FRANKFURT, GERMANY, MARCH 29, 2011 – Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, continues its long history of environmentally conscious product innovations with the official European launch of its first line of acoustical products made from 100% Eco-Friendly bamboo, the Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusor Series, at Musikmesse 2011 (Hall 5.1, Stand D43). The new line (which will be on display at the ICM booth — Auralex’s German distributor), consists of the WavePrism, WaveLens, QuadraTec, Peak Pyramid Diffusor and KeyPacs, retains the longevity and acoustical qualities Auralex is known for with green and acoustical properties of natural bamboo.auralex-sustain-bamboo-sound-diffusor-series-keypacs-star.jpg more

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Wohler Euro Van Takes the Road

New Euro Van Provides Rolling Showcases of the Latest Audio, Video, Data Monitoring, and Captioning Products for Signal Management and Confidence Monitoring

SAN FRANCISCO — March 28, 2011 — Wohler Technologies today announced the launch of a European version of Wohler Mobile, a showcase-on-wheels for the company’s state-of-the-art audio, video, data monitoring, and captioning solutions. The European launch is a stretch, high-roof van showcasing how Wohler products can provide key functionality for networks and outside broadcast (OB) workflows in even the most space-constrained situations. more

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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

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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.

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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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AUTOSCRIPT TO FEATURE LED HI-BRIGHT ON-CAMERA PROMPTING SYSTEM AT THE 2011 NAB SHOW

LAS VEGAS, MARCH 28, 2011Autoscript, the world’s leading teleprompting company and a Vitec Group brand, will feature its newly redesigned 8? Hi-Bright LED (LED8TFT + Plus +) on-camera prompting system at the 2011 NAB Show (Booth C6625) in Las Vegas. Debuting its new sleek look and added features, the LED8TFT + Plus + is one of many new products slated to be unveiled by Autoscript at this year’s show. more

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