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MOOV and MST SYSTEMS Bring Chyron-Based Live Graphics Workflow to the 2011 Open Championship

LONDON — July 18, 2011 — Chyron today announced that MOOV Limited and MST SYSTEMS Ltd, are using seven HyperX3 on-air graphics systems to support the BBC’s live coverage of the Open Championship, July 14-17 at the Royal St. George’s Golf Club in Sandwich, Kent, England. Using the same workflow implemented at the Scottish Open, MOOV and MST SYSTEMS are working together to provide presentation graphics for studio coverage and live scoring graphics throughout the golf tournament. more

L-ACOUSTICS Celebrates UEFA Final in Style

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LONDON — Surrey-based Delta Sound deployed an L-ACOUSTICS KUDO loudspeaker system for a one-day VIP event during the 2011 UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) Champions League final at Wembley Stadium in London. The soccer-themed event was hosted by Wembley’s corporate hospitality sector, Club Wembley, on behalf of UEFA.

Wembley Arena was converted into a large VIP suite for the event, with the main arena blacked out with backdrops covering the seating area and a stage along one side of the venue. This configuration effectively turned the room sideways and could accommodate up to 4,500 guests. The space was divided into areas celebrating the different ages of soccer. Projection screens gave flashbacks to important matches and interviews, while the main stage hosted presenters, VIP speakers and live entertainment. more

ADVANCED BROADCAST SOLUTIONS PRESENTS HARRIS SELENIO™ ON ROAD TOUR

SEATAC, WA — Premier systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) will present the Harris® Selenio™ Road Tour, a five-day tour of television stations and other facilities in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, to showcase the new Selenio media convergence platform. The free tour, which runs Aug. 1-5, 2011, will feature demonstrations of the new Harris product.

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As the industry continues to migrate from a traditional broadcast model to a more flexible IP-based workflow, adding new services – without significantly increasing operating expenses – is vital for revenue. Selenio offers a flexible, all-new approach to signal processing and compression for the converging baseband/broadband area. The modular platform integrates into existing fixed or mobile production environments, broadcast facility or digital terrestrial redistribution head end infrastructures, and cable, satellite, and IPTV head ends.

“Selenio represents a significant change in technology for broadcasters, more

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Platinum Tools® PROAMP Crimp Tool Now Shipping

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Platinum Tools PROAMP Crimp Tool

CAMARILLO, Calif., July 19, 2011 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce that its new PROAMP crimp tool is now shipping.

“The PROAMP crimp tool is the professional’s choice for terminating AMP-style modular plugs,? explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “Never again will you be without the right cutter, stripper and crimp tool when you need it. This crimper’s design assures consistent, repeatable terminations every time for high performance installations demanding quality and integrity.?

Additional features of the PROAMP crimp tool include:
• crimp/terminate AMP-style RJ45, RJ11 and RJ12 modular plugs with a single tool
• cuts and strips Cat5e, Cat5 and Cat6 cables
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ViewCast Doubles its Streaming Media Processing Power With the Introduction of the Niagara® 7550

ViewCast Corporation (OTCBB: VCST), a developer of industry-leading hardware and software for the transformation, management and delivery of professional quality video over IP and mobile networks, today announced immediate availability of the Niagara® 7550. The newest release in the Niagara 7500 series, the Niagara 7550 takes advantage of the latest multi-core processing technology, greatly expanding its adaptive streaming capabilities and making it the most powerful, feature-rich streaming appliance for Web-based delivery of high-definition video currently available from ViewCast. By enabling users to simultaneously leverage multiple adaptive streaming formats, including Apple® HTTP adaptive streaming for Apple® iPads and iPhones, and Adobe® Flash® dynamic streaming, the Niagara 7550 is able to meet the needs of the most demanding professional broadcasting applications and other professional-level high-definition video distribution requirements.

“The Niagara 7550 brings a new standard of quality and performance to ViewCast’s Niagara line of professional streaming solutions,? said John more

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Rafa Sardina Enjoys Recording Success With HARMAN JBL LSR Studio Monitors

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Rafa Sardina recorded and mixed tracks for Lady Gaga’s recent album, Born This Way, using JBL LSR28P studio monitors.

NORTHRIDGE, California – Recording industry veteran Rafa Sardina recorded and mixed tracks for Lady Gaga’s recent album, Born This Way, using HARMAN JBL LSR28P studio monitors. Sardina is an 11-time GRAMMY®-winning producer, mixer and recording engineer, whose credits include projects with Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Shakira, Mariah Carey, Dr. Dre, Beyoncé, Sheryl Crow and Macy Gray.

Sardina worked with producer Fernando Garibay on Born this Way at The Mix Room in Burbank, California. According to Sardina, JBL LSR studio monitors have become an integral tool in his setup. “I use the LSR monitors while recording the tracks and mixing,? Sardina said. “It has been a very fruitful association for me, since the JBL LSR’s really helped more

Performing Arts Fort Worth’s Bass Performance Hall Goes Digital With Two HARMAN Soundcraft Vi6™ Digital Consoles

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FORT WORTH, Texas — As the owner and operator of Bass Performance Hall, Performing Arts Fort Worth (a not-for-profit organization) in Texas has upgraded the venue’s sound system with two HARMAN Soundcraft Vi6 digital consoles. For shows that utilize house consoles, including concerts, family programs and other performances during the season, the company now has one Vi6 at the front of house position inside Bass Performance Hall and the other for monitoring, while also being able to transport the desks to two satellite performance spaces within the complex.

Opening its doors in May 1998, Bass Performance Hall has been one of the most technologically advanced and highly respected performance spaces in the area. Looking to revamp the Hall’s system from analog to digital to keep its reputation intact, Doug Kirk, Technical Director of Audio & Acoustics Systems for the Hall, tested more

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Dual Fader Apollo Makes European Debut

Calrec Audio will make its European debut of its dual fader Apollo audio console, which offers the same immense processing power with double the amount of faders in the same footprint. In the fast paced environment of live broadcast television Calrec understands that users need to have more control at their fingertips.This ergonomic design allows two layers of channels to be available simultaneously, a feature unrivalled by competing platforms.

The Calrec Apollo console relies on Bluefin™2, the next generation of Calrec’s trademark Bluefin high-density signal processing system, to provide unrivalled resources. Bluefin2 gives Apollo up to 1020 channel processing paths, 128 program busses, 96 IFB/Track outputs, and 48 auxiliaries.

Apollo features a second dynamics section in each channel, more than 70 minutes of assignable delay, and three independent APFL systems for multiple operator use. As with all Calrec designs, the facilities do not share resources so more

Canon U.S.A. Announces New 1.3-Megapixel VB-M700F Fixed IP Camera

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LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 19, 2011 – Adding to its new line of 1.3-Megapixel IP security cameras, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, has introduced the VB-M700F fixed IP camera, providing outstanding image quality, built-in video analytics, conformance to the ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) interoperability standard and many other advanced features. Streamlined in appearance, the new model integrates sophisticated technologies derived from Canon’s world-famous digital camera and optical products. Applications for the camera include transportation centers, banks and ATM rooms, schools, retail stores, gaming establishments and many other IP security-video environments.

“The security camera market is rapidly growing, and Canon has developed a range of megapixel security cameras combining superb image quality, Intelligent Features and innovations maximizing the proven advantages of video over IP for remote monitoring,? explained Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general more

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Community Plays a Major Role in WHYY’s New Venue

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Philadelphia, PA – Public Broadcasting station WHYY has recently completed the construction of their new, high-tech media annex. The Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons is a unique venue, designed to educate the regional community on utilizing digital technology for self-expression. The multifunctional space can easily fulfill multiple roles, from broadcast facility to lecture hall, classroom, or movie theater.

Designed by Philadelphia’s KSS Architects, the venue adds 8,000 square feet to WHYY’s existing 60,000 square foot headquarters. The centerpiece of the project is the Lincoln Financial Digital Education Studio. This flexible studio space can host up to 300 participants, and has been designed to allow reconfiguration and relocation of major components within the various systems.

The studio’s audio and technology systems were designed by RJC Designs Inc. Technology Consultants of Glen Burnie, Maryland, who recently won the ProAV 2011 Spotlight Award for the project. Project supply and system more

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