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COUNTRYMAN ASSOCIATES INTRODUCES B2D DIRECTIONAL LAVALIERE MICROPHONE

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The new Countryman B2D Directional Lavaliere Microphone.

Menlo Park, CA – April 2011… Countryman Associates, Inc., the leading innovator of high-quality, miniature microphones and audio accessories is pleased to announce the B2D Directional Lavaliere Microphone. As the world’s smallest directional lavaliere microphone—the diameter of a No. 2 pencil lead—the new B2D delivers exceptional audio performance in a stunningly diminutive form factor. The new B2D is the ideal choice for a myriad of functions where vocal reinforcement is required, without being visibly present. With its ability to be discreetly hidden among wardrobe (or even in a performer’s hair), the B2D is a terrific choice for theatrical or musical sound reinforcement applications. Similarly, it is equally adept for use in broadcast, presentation, worship, and public speaking applications. more

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Vizrt and Motion Analysis enter partnership agreement for motion tracking

Bergen, Norway, Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ)

While virtual sets offer limitless creative options for live 2D/3D sets, the calibration and alignment of multiple cameras with the synthetic set can be a prohibitively complex and time-consuming process. But with its industry-leading Viz Virtual Studio, Vizrt took the complexity out of setting up 2D/3D interactive virtual sets by providing an intuitive user interface and compatibility with most major camera-tracking solutions.

One such camera tracking system is CamTrak by Motion Analysis Corporation (MAC), which provides reliable, user-friendly motion tracking of studio cameras and virtual set systems, such as Viz Virtual Studio.

Vizrt and Motion Analysis Corporation have entered a partnership to promote and market their combined offers. Visitors to MAC’s booth (#SL3805)—at the 2011 NAB show from April 11-14 in Las Vegas—will see an HD virtual studio demonstration, featuring MAC’s CamTrak working with two Viz Engine more

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Clark Wire & Cable™ Appoints Ken Bernd as National Sales Manager

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Clark Wire & Cable™, a leader in broadcast and professional AV interconnect technology, has appointed Ken Bernd to the position of National Sales Manager. In this role Bernd will be responsible for implementing business development strategies and managing its sales force.

A thirty plus year veteran of the industry, Bernd brings with him extensive experience in the broadcast and commercial AV wire and cable industries. Specializing in technical sales, product applications and customer relations, Bernd has the unique abilities to assist in product specification, understand channels to market, and implement sales strategies.

For the past twenty-one years Bernd has served as the Inside Sales Manager at Gepco International Inc. where he developed and managed both domestic and international sales. Prior to his tenure at Gepco, Bernd held sales and managerial positions at Conquest Sound for nine years.

“Ken is an exceptional addition to Clark’s management team,? stated more

AVI-SPL Strengthens Sales Leadership Across U.S.

AVI-SPL, the largest global integrator of audio visual and video conferencing systems and services, today announced a strategic move to strengthen its sales force across the U.S. through recruitment and promotions.

David Wrigley, based out of Washington, DC, has been promoted to sales manager of the Mid-Atlantic region. Since 2001, Wrigley has worked for AVI-SPL serving in a number of capacities in business development and government services.

Denise Kessler, formerly with SMART Technologies, has been promoted to National Sales Manager and will continue to drive the K-12 and higher education markets for AVI-SPL from headquarters in Tampa.

Paul Chorley, formerly with InterCall, has joined AVI-SPL’s Los Angeles office as sales manager for the Southern California region. Chorley brings extensive experience in managed services and videoconferencing, as well as proven sales success selling enterprise solutions nationwide.

Mario Porto has joined the more

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AMX to Demonstrate AV-IT Integration Solutions at Almo E4 Events

As Part of Education Event, AMX to Present DVX-2100HD and AMXmeetingroom Solution that Enables IT Managers to Access, Manage AV Devices on a Network

RICHARDSON, Texas – April 6, 2011 – AMX®, the leading provider of solutions that simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments, today announced it will be demonstrating its DVX-2100HD and AMXmeetingroom solution at Almo’s upcoming E4 AV Tour on April 6th in San Francisco, CA and April 21st in Dallas, TX.
As the audio-visual and IT worlds continue to merge, companies are looking for cost-effective solutions to integrate and manage these various resources. With the DVX-2100HD – an all-in-one switcher, controller, scaler and amplifier – and AMXmeetingroom, a small conference room can easily be configured without the need for programming. AMXmeetingroom is an intuitive, easy-to-use software wizard which leverages a simple graphical user interface to streamline the time it takes to program and replicate a meeting room control system.
“The DVX-2100HD with AMXmeetingroom solution is a breakthrough in control systems more

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BHV Broadcast Callisto Micro Switcher Wins Over Onstage Video

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Owslebury, UK (5 April 2011) – After a comprehensive search and evaluation process, Onstage Video – a London-based live event production company – selected BHV Broadcast’s Callisto Micro sub-miniature broadcast SDI switcher for its RealLive multi-camera production system. P. Julian Hiorns, BHV Broadcast’s managing director, announced the sale from headquarters in Owslebury, UK.

“I shopped for a suitable switcher for six months and very nearly purchased a competitor’s four channel unit with an HD option – until I sampled the BHV Callisto Micro at IBC 2010,? said Nigel Wilson, director of Onstage Video. “The compact Callisto won me over. It is well designed by a company that obviously knows the functions a VM needs to perform successfully. Although it is SD, its simplicity, feature set, and affordability are all very appealing. I didn’t want to pay for a more

Alteva Receives Unified Communications® Magazine’s 2010 Product of the Year Award

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Voice Integrated Unified Communications Solution Recognized for Exceptional Innovation

PHILADELPHIA, PA – April 6, 2011 – Alteva, a Unified Communications (UC) solution provider headquartered in Philadelphia, today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Alteva’s voice integrated UC Solution as a recipient of its 2010 Unified Communications magazine Product of the Year Award.

In April 2010, Alteva transitioned away from being just a hosted VoIP service provider to launching its hosted UC solution. In an exclusive relationship with Microsoft and Broadsoft, Alteva developed a way to interconnect its hosted voice services with the Microsoft Communication Services product suite, including Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and Office Communications Server (OCS). Alteva was one of only a few hosted voice service providers in the world selected to offer the complete suite of Microsoft Communication Services with voice integration, allowing for more

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SurgeX International Introduces Sequenced Power Platform

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BLUE BELL, Pennsylvania, USA – April 5, 2011 — SurgeX International introduces the SEQ1200i Series sequencer, surge eliminator and power conditioner. The SEQ1200i range provides power platform sequencing and control combined with the established, patented surge elimination and power conditioning technologies that SurgeX has become world famous for. The SX1200i will be on demonstration at ProLight & Sound 2011 in Frankfurt, Germany from April 6th to 9th in Booth J24 of Hall 8.0. more

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Haivision’s Zixi Ready(TM) Makito Encoders Dramatically Reduce HD Video Transmission Costs

The World’s Most Popular H.264 Low Latency Encoder Now Supports Zixi Quality HD Video Transport Services Over the Public Internet more

Sound Devices Introduces the CL-WIFI For the 788T Digital Recorder at the 2011 NAB Show

iOS Software App to Allow iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch to Control a Connected 788T

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 5, 2011—Sound Devices will introduce the latest hardware accessory for its best-selling 788T Digital Recorders, the new CL-WIFI, at the 2011 NAB Show (Booth C2946). The CL-WIFI allows users to control the already powerful 788T from anywhere on set. more

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