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BTX Names Doris Hiller as Midwest Regional Sales Manager

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. — June 29, 2011 — BTX Technologies, a global value-added distributor and manufacturer of interface and integration products, today announced that Doris Hiller has been named as the company’s new sales manager for the Midwest region. In her new position, Hiller is responsible for the sales and marketing of BTX’s full offering of products in the Midwest United States, including Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. more

CRESTRON SELECTS CLEAR-COM FOR INTEGRATED INTERCOM AUTOMATION

Partnership Enhances Automation Devices with Digital Intercom Functionality

ALAMEDA, CA, JUNE 29, 2011 ─ Clear-Com®, a global leader in critical voice communication systems, is pleased to announce that Crestron Electronics, a leading provider of automation systems, has chosen Clear-Com’s popular intercom matrix to be integrated with Creston’s touchpanels and control solutions. By embedding the Eclipse Digital Matrix module into Crestron’s automation devices, the company’s control systems will be optimized for managing voice communication capabilities. more

Going Strong: Matrox Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary

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Montreal-based high-tech electronics company continues to deliver innovative graphics, video and imaging/machine vision solutions to customers worldwide
With the introduction of Matrox’s first product Video RAM (a specialized video display device for first-generation microcomputers) in 1976, co-founders Branko Matic and Lorne Trottier launched a company that has continued to develop innovative, industry-leading products over the last 35 years. The company’s three divisions—Matrox Graphics, Matrox Imaging, and Matrox Video—now provide specialized hardware and software solutions for use in an array of professional markets, including media and entertainment, finance, digital signage, medical imaging, manufacturing, factory automation, security, government, and enterprise computing.

Since 1976, Matrox has earned its reputation as an industry leader by consistently meeting customer requirements for pioneering technology and the highest standards of manufacturing. Despite the fast-paced, increasingly complex challenges companies face within the high-technology sector, Matrox continues to deliver reliable, high-quality products aimed at solving specific, real-world more

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Xantech Introduces Web Designer 3.0 Software

Xantech continues to develop market-driven products that provide contractors and system integrators complete control solutions

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA, June 29, 2011 — Xantech, a leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution, today introduced its Web Designer 3.0 software. The new “drag and drop? software allows contractors and system integrators to design their own custom web control pages that can be stored and served up from within Xantech’s WIC1200 Web Intelligent Controller and then exported remotely to any network/web-based control device, like Xantech’s CWTC10 10.4-inch Wireless Touch Controller. more

Middle Atlantic Introduces New Enhancements for Credenza Racks

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Fairfield, NJ––Middle Atlantic Products announces the availability of several new options for increased usability, storage and easy installation of its C5 Series Credenza Rack systems. Comprised of a steel rack core and outer wood panels, the C5 can now incorporate many new features based on the requests and feedback of the company’s integration partners.

One of the most requested options, monitor mounts, is now available for most 32? – 50? screens. New shelf system inserts provide space for tableware and supplies and are isolated from the air circulated by the equipment cooling system. Custom cutouts are now possible to accommodate tabletop boxes from all manufacturers for convenient connectivity. New recycling and waste receptacles provide unobtrusive compliance in meeting rooms for ISO 14001 recycling container requirements. C5 credenza racks can also be ordered now with flip up sides that offer additional workspace – including extra room for laptops and portable more

SAS Installs Broadcast Pix Granite Systems for New Conference Center

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ announced today that SAS, a leading independent vendor in business analytics software and services, is expanding its use of Granite™ video production systems on its 140-acre main campus in Cary, N.C. With one Granite already in service, four additional systems were installed in a new conference center that opened in April.

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The company’s first Granite system was installed early last year, along with Sony BRC-Z700 robotic HD cameras, to improve production values in a 450-seat auditorium. According to Woody Weaver, SAS senior manager of engineering and operations for New Media and Video Communications (NMVC), the auditorium is used regularly for webcasts, such as developer meetings, for employees and customers around the world. SAS has also hosted external events in its auditorium, including a recent educational conference that was webcast to schools across the state and more

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HARMAN’s Studer Vista 8 Digital Console is a Winner by a Length with TVG

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LOS ANGELES, California — Illustrating how HARMAN’s acclaimed Studer Vista 8 digital console can raise the bar for audio in any broadcast application, TVG, the official television and Interactive Wagering partner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), has installed a new Vista 8 at its broadcast production and post production facilities in Los Angeles.

TVG provides live feeds, via cable and satellite distribution including the DISH Network and DirecTV, of all major thoroughbred races from all the leading race track venues in the U.S., as part of the online wagering activities of its parent company, the Betfair Group, the largest online betting organization in the world. The Studer Vista 8 console is the centerpiece of TVG’s strategy to move horseracing broadcasting into the high-definition era, bringing with it high-quality 5.1 surround audio, for programming such as “Trackside Live,? TVG’s more

Harkness Screens Introduces Perlux® Digital 2D/3D Presentation Surfaces to European Market at CineEurope 2011

Optimized for Digital Projection and Requiring Minimal Colour Correction

AMSTERDAM, JUNE 29, 2011 — Harkness Screens, the world’s leading manufacturer of cinema screens, introduces Perlux® Digital to the European market at this year’s CineEurope (Booth 212). Perlux® Digital retains all the features of the Perlux® line, with the added benefit of being optimised for digital projection. Screen samples will be available at the Harkness booth throughout the duration of the show. more

Ross Video New @ IBC 2011 Stand # 9.C20

For Immediate Release
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Iroquois, ON, Canada – June 29, 2011

Ross Video will show the latest in television live production and infrastructure solutions at IBC 2011in Amsterdam. All product lines will showcase their advancements on Ross’ newly expanded IBC stand. Be sure to stop by stand 9.C20, to see these exciting new developments as well as one or two last minute surprises.

Vision QMD & Octane Production Switchers

Ross Video’s Vision Series high-end production switcher family marks another industry first with the addition of selectable user layouts for its unique internal MultiViewers. Vision MultiViewers offer tremendous flexibility and cost savings while dramatically simplifying control room design, integration and cabling. Vision series production power has been further enhanced with the addition of the new 8 keyer MultiDSK module, doubling the layering power of program outputs. This new module is backward compatible with more

L-ACOUSTICS KIVA System Installed into Helsinki Music Centre

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HELSINKI, Finland — L-ACOUSTICS’ Finnish distributor and system integrator Starlike has recently installed a KIVA line source system into the main hall of the new Helsinki Music Centre.

The primary users of the hall will be the Radio Symphony Orchestra (YLE/The Finnish Broadcasting Company), Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Sibelius Academy. The 1700-seat hall is also in demand for other types of music; for example, the Finnish cello rock band Apocalyptica has been booked to play the venue when it opens later this year. more

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