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Sound Devices Introduces MixPre-D Portable Mixer at the 2011 NAB Show

Offers Impressive Audio, Compact Design for Industry Professionals

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 7, 2011—Sound Devices is setting a new standard for compact, high-performance portable audio mixers with the introduction of its newest MixPre-D at this year’s 2011 NAB Show (Booth C2946). Ideal for documentary-style, sports, news magazine, and corporate-industrial productions, MixPre-D is designed for any production application where capturing great sound is important, but size and weight are a concern. more

HARMAN’s AKG WMS 40 MINI Wireless Microphone System Simplifies Smart Transmission, Debuts At Pro Light And Sound

Following the success of the WMS 40 Pro series wireless microphone system, HARMAN’s AKG proudly debuts its WMS 40 MINI at Pro Light and Sound 2011. With vocal and instrumental systems sharing the same brilliant sound and ease of use qualities, WMS 40 MINI provides High Definition Audio Performance (HDAP) technology to ensure the best possible transmission and sound for users.

Providing the smallest and lightest pocket transmitter in its class, the AGK WMS 40 MINI can also be used with AKG miniature microphones, utilizing its robust mini XLR connector. The rugged, handheld HT40 MINI transmitter offers a reliable dynamic microphone capsule with cardioid polar pattern protected by an all metal microphone head shell and pop filter.

“HARMAN’s AKG is on a constant mission to provide the most effective and reliable technology to the market and the WMS 40 mini is the latest piece of AKG ingenuity, providing more

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HARMAN Debuts AKG’s Latest DMS700 V2 System, DMS 700 Hardware And Software Upgrade at Musikmesse

Taking the next level in reliable professional audio transmission, HARMAN’s has launched AKG’s DMS700 V2 digital wireless microphone system. With a 512 Bit encryption, low 3.5 latency and the new DPT700 bodypack, DMS700 V2 offers artists and engineers absolute confidence in performance with a reliable, easy-to-use wireless component.

DMS 700 V2 improves the link quality and increases the working range of the transmitters and receivers to allow for more freedom in arranging anything from lecture halls in universities to houses of worship; live performances on tour to broadcast operations.

Users with the original DMS 700 wireless system can easily update their units through a software and hardware update. The free software update includes the 512 Bit encryption, AES EBU output and 0.5 ms improved latency, improved link quality and range improvements and output gain menu with a bargraph and ability to deactivate autolock. For approximately €299, more

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HARMAN Unveils First Professional Midbass And Woofer Products With Selenium

Highlighting the successful addition of HARMAN’s Brazil-based loudspeaker production company Selenium, the company debuts its latest Midbass and Woofer products during Pro Light + Sound. Selenium’s 6W16P 6-inch Midbass, 8W16P 8-inch and 10W16P 10-inch Woofers reproduce sound with high fidelity and great efficiency for the ultimate performance in professional audio.

Available in eight and 16 ohms (Ω), the W16P series is constructed with an aluminum frame and wire voice coil, a non-pressed long fiber cellulose cone, cloth surround and push-on terminals. The latest models are ideal for integration into line array systems, portable PAs and speaker monitors.

“HARMAN’s Selenium presents an opportunity for an even more powerful global presence in the professional audio world and the W16P series underscores the quality of product coming out of the Brazilian market,? said Alan Leider, marketing manager, HARMAN Brazil. “The Midbass and Woofers provide users with the reliability expected from more

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BEXEL TO HOST TWO BROADCASTING PANELS AT THE 2011 NAB SHOW

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 7, 2011Bexel (NAB Booth C6833), a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, will host two broadcast panels as part of the Vitec Live Event Area at this year’s 2011 NAB Show. The Vitec Live Event Area (Booth C6428 in Central Hall) will feature eight daily sessions covering timely topics and sharing Vitec’s knowledge and expertise on the latest products, technology and techniques in the broadcast and film industry. more

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Clear-Com Introduces Tempest900 Digital Wireless Intecom System

New System Offers Additional Wireless Options and Better Coverage in Challenging Environments

LAS VEGAS Clear-Com, a global leader in critical voice communications systems, is launching the new Tempest®900 900MHz digital wireless intercom system at this year’s 2011 NAB Show (Booth C6647). Together with Tempest®2400, the Tempest900 offers customers another viable and reliable wireless intercom option for their specific application needs. Tempest900 is available in the United States and Canada, while Tempest2400 is distributed worldwide.

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Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT) Unveils Nucomm Newscoder 4 at the 2011 NAB Show

MPEG-4 Enabled Encoder Allows Broadcasters to Transmit HD Content Efficiently

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 7, 2011 – Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast, Sports & Entertainment and MAG (Military, Aerospace & Government) markets, will unveil its Nucomm Newscoder 4 at the 2011 NAB Show (Booth C6432). more

High Resolution Systems Partners with Stimulated, Inc. to Launch the X20P Display Control Solution

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Robb Wagner

High Resolution Systems LLC has formed a partnership with Stimulated, Inc. to introduce the X20P display control solution built around the Christie Vista Spyder X20 and High Resolution’s UDC (Universal Device Controller) software and hardware. X20P is a high efficiency, small footprint solution for display control at broadcast productions.

Stimulated introduced its Display Pipeline Consulting service to provide high efficiency workflow solutions and X20P is a prime example of what the company plans to offer.

“Broadcast productions all use LED and projection displays onstage but nobody has come forward with an efficient display control solution. Until now the only options have been expensive and cumbersome external control set ups or traditional switching and routing options that fall short,” says Wagner, a producer and director with Stimulated, Inc.

Wagner got to more

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New ELR (Extra Long Range) Extender from Gefen uses HDBaseT and POL (Power Over Line) Technologies to Send HDMI, Power, Ethernet, IR and RS-232 Over a Single CAT-5 Cable

Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced its newest breakthrough for an extra long-range extension of HDMI devices. The GefenPRO ELR Extender for HDMI with POL offers a long-range, multi-signal method of extension up to 330-feet (100m) over just one CAT-5 cable, a significant improvement over previous solutions, which required two cables to reach shorter distances.

Innovative Gefen POL technology based on the Power Over Ethernet standard enables the delivery of power to the receiver unit, giving an added advantage to the integrator. Power is provided to the receiver using the AC power connected at the sender unit. Each receiver unit is also equipped with an additional 5v output to power a supplemental product, such as a scaler, switcher or splitter at the display location.

The GefenPRO ELR Extender for HDMI with POL is ideal for installations where power requirements are limited at the receiving side, such as more

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NEC’s VUKUNET and DOmedia announce strategic partnership

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NEC’S VUKUNET AND DOMEDIA ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

Partnership Aims to Create End-to-End Solution to Propel Digital Out-of-Home Industry Growth

CHICAGO and COLUMBUS, Ohio – April 7, 2011 – NEC Display Solutions and DOmedia announced today the formation of a strategic partnership that creates an end-to-end solution for the challenges related to the buying and selling of digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising.

DOmediaTM Powered by VUKUNET allows for the efficient planning, buying, management and measurement of large DOOH advertising campaigns across many different DOOH networks. This new ability to scale and measure effectiveness of DOOH advertising during the life of a campaign addresses two of the last remaining obstacles to the widespread adoption of DOOH advertising.

According to PQ Media, the digital out-of-home ad medium is one of the fastest growing media in North America, with 18.1 percent compounded annual growth projected more

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