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Chinese University Pioneers Theater-Sized, Advanced Visualization

Christie® has taken the global dimension of its higher education solutions to the next level with the deployment of an innovative ‘teaching’ theater at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in Wuhan, China. Under the direction of HUST, Christie and its local partner – Chess Computers – installed the technologically-advanced Visdec Electronic Decision Theater at the university with a 240-degree, floor-to-ceiling curved advanced visualization display. It is the largest such installation in China and one of the biggest in the world.

By displaying graphical and text content from separate sources simultaneously, it is helping university, government and business representatives who use the facility make better decisions for a range of programs, including urban planning. The initial concept was based on the Decision Theater at Arizona State University (ASU) but the China initiative took a different path on the technology infrastructure, products used and overall size.

“The more

AUTOSCRIPT TELEPROMPTERS HELP KEEP ‘MAIN STREET LIVING’ MOBILE

SIOUX FALLS, SD, JULY 6, 2011—The technical crew at Main Street Living, a Lutheran television program, spends its Saturday mornings on the road, traveling from church to church in order to produce its hour-long, weekly series. In order to meet his crew’s needs for portability, reliability and ease of use, Technical Advisor Gene Schultz recently selected two 15-inch TFT Entry Level Prompters (ELP) from Autoscript, the world’s leading teleprompting company and a Vitec Group brand, to join his production team.

Autoscript’s ELP 15 on-camera prompters provide an excellent prompting solution for houses of worship, small studios, schools, colleges and universities, as they feature all core prompting functionality in a rugged purpose-built system, designed to provide years of reliable performance. In addition, the systems are lightweight and portable, making them perfect for on-location shoots.

“In one session, we can film anywhere from six to eight ministers on a more

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LiteWare LED Uplighters Illuminate San Francisco City Hall For A High End Celebration

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San Francisco’s City Hall was a unique and beautiful venue for a recent private party. The main floor interior was bathed in dramatic colors by the HO (High Output) version of the GDS LiteWare wireless LED battery-powered Uplighter, exclusively distributed in North America by A.C.T Lighting.

Allegra Entertainment & Events, a full-service entertainment, production and event-planning firm in Burlingame, California and a preferred vendor for, the City of San Francisco, teamed with award-winning, Little Rock-based interior designer Kaki Hockersmith on the festivities. The elegantly-restored City Hall, which was rebuilt in 1915 following the great earthquake, is a favorite spot for corporate receptions and social galas.

Allegra, which handled the event production and execution, found that the LiteWare Uplighters provided solutions to a number of lighting challenges. “We had only a little over more

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Digital Projection Partners with Scalable Display Technologies in Multi-Megapixel Segment of Display Market

fusion3d_small.jpgATLANTA, GA – InfoComm 2011 – Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, and Scalable Display Technologies, a leading provider of software for multi-megapixel display systems, announce the availability of automatic warp and blend software for multi-projector displays.

Scalable Display and DPI collaborated over several years to jointly develop compatibility of Scalable’s camera-based calibration software with DPI’s warp and more

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Sennheiser and Full Compass to Co-Sponsor Audio Recording Clinic Featuring Leslie Ann Jones

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MADISON, WI—July 5, 2011: Audio specialist Sennheiser and Full Compass Systems, a national leader in Professional Audio, Professional Video, A/V, Lighting and Musical Instrument sales, announced they are co-sponsoring a very special audio recording clinic on July 21st at the Full Compass facility in Madison, WI. The event will feature renowned, Grammy® award-winning sound engineer Leslie Ann Jones, who will demonstrate microphone techniques and cover best practices when recording in live concert and studio situations.

Jones, who is Director of Music Recording and Scoring with Skywalker Sound, has been a recording and mixing engineer for over 30 years. She began her career at ABC Recording Studios in Los Angeles in 1975 before moving to Northern California in 1978 to accept a staff position at the legendary Automatt Recording Studios. There she worked with such artists as Herbie Hancock, more

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Digital Projection Launches WUXGA Projector with 60,000 hour Lifetime Illumination at InfoComm 2011

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ATLANTA, GA – InfoComm 2011 – Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, announces an expansion of the already robust single-chip LED product line with the new M-Vision WUXGA LED. The new WUXGA resolution M-Vision delivers native 1920 x 1200 pixel imagery and over 60,000 hours of LED illumination life. Ideal for critical 24/7 projection applications, more

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Chyron IBC2011 Product Preview

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Ross Video and Mass Relevance Team Up To Provide Live Twitter Feeds on NBC’s The Voice

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Iroquois, ON, Canada – July 5, 2011 – NBC’s new top-rated show, The Voice, went live Tuesday, June 7th with on-screen Twitter feeds provided by Ross Video’s XPression 2D/3D CG & Motion Graphics System and social data feeds moderated by the Mass Relevance Platform. XPression graphics were used for both the lower third Tweet display on-air and a Twitter stream that ran across four flat-screen monitors in The Voice Social Media Room, the show’s social media headquarters. more

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MOOV Aces Through Wimbledon With Chyron Graphics

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Fusion Communications Deploys DASDEC(TM)-II EAS/CAP Platform and DASDEC-IR Intelligent Remotes for 20 Remote Stations

LYNDONVILLE, N.Y. — July 5, 2011 — Digital Alert Systems (DAS), a division of Monroe Electronics and a leading innovator of next-generation Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) and Emergency Alert Systems (EAS), today announced that Fusion Communications, a centralcasting master control and production company, is deploying the DASDEC(TM)-II emergency messaging platform with EAS-Net(TM) and DASDEC-IR intelligent remotes to provide automatic, seamless emergency alerts for 20 remote TV stations located throughout the United States. more

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