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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
News Release

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

Chyron Names Christina Thomas Senior Account Executive

MELVILLE, N.Y. — June 27, 2011 — Chyron today announced the appointment of Christina Thomas as senior account executive for the company’s U.S. West Coast sales team. Under her new role, Thomas will be responsible for building and executing strategic sales plans in California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Idaho, Hawaii, Montana, Alaska, and Wyoming. more

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AVI-SPL Awarded AV Contract for the Commonwealth of Virginia

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AVI-SPL, the largest global integrator of Pro AV, video conferencing and telepresence systems, has recently been awarded a 2-year contract to supply AV services for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) selected AVI-SPL to function as a one-stop-shop for AV solutions with Virginia’s public organizations. AVI-SPL will provide catalogs that feature a full range of AV products and services including installation, configuration design services, warranty and maintenance services and repair.

“AVI-SPL is thrilled to support Virginia’s state agencies with their audio visual needs,? said AVI-SPL’s Mid-Atlantic Sales Manager David Wrigley. “In addition to state agencies that have access to the contract, we’re also looking forward to assisting the state’s higher education and K-12 facilities.?

AVI-SPL has multiple office locations in Virginia in addition to a dedicated education sales team. Virginia public agencies can more

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Harkness Screens to Double Capacity to Serve “EMEA? Markets with New Larger Plant in France

Expansion Part of €2.5 Million Worldwide Investment

AMSTERDAM, JUNE 28, 2011 — Harkness Screens (CineEurope Booth 212), the world’s leading manufacturer of cinema screens, announces a €2.5 million investment to expand its operations in France. The investment follows an expansion of operations in China this past May. The French expansion is expected to commence screen production in July. more

Thai Channel 7 Rolls Out Second Phase of Upgrades with Vizrt; Contract Worth Approximately USD 1.9 million

Bergen/Norway, Bangkok/Thailand, June 23, Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ)

Vizrt Ltd., a leading provider of content production tools for the digital media industry, today announced a deal with Channel 7 from Thailand, worth THB 61 million (Thai Baht; approximately USD 1.9 million). Michael Namatinia, President of Vizrt APAC, stated, “Vizrt is thrilled with Channel 7’s vote of confidence as the network moves into the second phase of its upgrades. This is a substantial purchase that will deepen the partnership between Channel 7 and Vizrt.?

The significant follow up sale provides the Thai public television channel with faster Virtual Studio Engine performance by increasing the number of Viz Engine renderers per camera tracking system to four. The increase provides greater depth to the network’s advanced Viz Virtual Studio scenes, enabling an even more dynamic and visually enhanced viewer experience. It also installs redundancy on the critical software points more

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Main Light Adds Clay Paky Fixtures to Its Rental Inventory

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Wilmington, Delaware-based Main Light Industries, Inc. has added Clay Paky Sharpy moving beam lights, Alpha Profile 700 and Alpha Spot HPE 1500 fixtures to its growing equipment rental inventory. A.C.T Lighting is the distributor of Clay Paky lighting in North America.

Main Light, which serves the professional lighting industry, has become one of the largest rental houses in the US. After initially purchasing Sharpy fixtures earlier this year, the company reinforced its Clay Paky offerings by acquiring the Alpha units.

“The features and quality of the Clay Paky fixtures uniquely position them in the market,” notes Randy Mullican at Main Light.

“We like the speed of the Sharpy – the unit is extremely fast,” he says. “And the beam projects out of the Sharpy incredibly far. They have no problem cutting through more

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Jünger Audio Helps OFM Deliver Exception Clarity To South African Radio Audiences

South African commercial radio station OFM entertains its audience with a mixture of adult contemporary music, news, weather, traffic and other relevant information. Broadcasting 24 hours a day from its studios in Bloemfontein in the Free State Province, OFM is a lifestyle radio station that likes to connect with its audience through plenty of telephone interaction.

As phone-in programs are such an important part of its remit, OFM wanted to ensure that these reflected the same high audio standards as the rest of its programming. But there was a problem – the audio levels on phone-ins were not always regular and that, says OFM’s technical manager Jan Van Der Walt, was something worth investigating.

“One of our biggest technical challenges was the poor quality of the telephone conversations we were broadcasting,? he explains. “As almost all of our content is live, this became quite a problem. It was more

BEXEL HEADS TO COSTA RICAN JUNGLE FOR NBC’S NEW “LOVE IN THE WILD? PRODUCTION

BURBANK, CA, JUNE 27, 2011—Taking on some of the more severe conditions of the Costa Rican Jungle, Bexel recently headed into the region with a substantial amount of weather resilient gear and support staff to help ensure the success of the production of NBC’s new reality TV series, Love in the Wild. To make certain the crew had the right equipment while shooting for the series, Lock & Key Productions, a division of Endemol USA, selected Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, to supply the proper solutions and support. more

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