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FSR Names The Farm “Super Rep Of The Year”

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Orlando, FL — FSR, manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, has singled out The Farm as “Super Rep of the Year? for outstanding performance in all three categories: Metal, Electronics, and Matrix. The annual honor was bestowed upon the Northern California firm at FSR’s Representative meeting during InfoComm 2011 in Orlando, Florida.

“Criteria for ‘Rep of the year’ is based upon performance versus quota,? explained Jan Sandri, FSR’s president. “And while all our representatives are exceptional and we are fortunate to work with all of them, this year The Farm nailed it in every category. We are very pleased to consider them an important part of the FSR family.?

The Farm is a professional manufacturers representative firm specializing in technical sales and marketing of high quality commercial AV products. The Company ranks more

AES 131st Convention – Broadcast/Streaming Program: An Assembly Of Destination Events

Cusp Point Technology, Critical Issues + FM Stereo Broadcast’s 50th Anniversary

NEW YORK: 131st AES Convention Chair Jim Anderson reports that Broadcast & Streaming Sessions Chair, David Bialik has developed a wide-ranging program of must-attend events. “Significant technical and sociological changes which impacted the broadcast industry over the past decade have affected every corner of the pro audio industry,” Anderson remarked. “In his 25th turn as Broadcast/Streaming Chair, David Bialik continues to deliver ‘destination’ sessions of real consequence to our attendees.

BROADCAST STREAMING EVENTS INCLUDE:

IMPROVING THE STREAMING AUDIENCE EXPERIENCE: Moderator – Bill Sacks, Dolby Labs. Panel: Rusty Hodge, SomaFM; Michael Daskalopoulos, Dolby; Markell Lanbright, CBS Radio; Greg Ogonowski, Orban: Today’s hyper competitive digital media environment presents listener/viewers with countless options. Audiences are increasingly aware of high quality audio and seamless players. Compromised audio streaming will loose these fickle users forever. Options for improving the audience experience more

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Blackmagic Design Releases Support for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

Blackmagic Design today released a new software update for its desktop video products that adds full support for the new Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. This Desktop Video 8.2 software update includes support for Apple’s new Core Video and Core Audio processing pipelines for professional grade video and audio functionality across a wide variety of applications.

Core Media is the new exciting way video hardware devices capture and playback to software applications and it’s the future of video API’s on the Mac OS X platform. Blackmagic Design is the first company to support this new standard, right from the very first day it’s available to customers. Now all developers can design modern 64 bit video software and get high performance capture and playback to hardware, while having the benefit of high quality broadcast solutions for video with new Core Media technology.

“Our close relationship with Apple has more

Broadcast Pix Expands Presence in Australia with Gencom Technology

Granite 2000 Live Video Production System Featured at SMPTE11 Conference

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced its expanded relationship with Gencom Technology, a global media technology solution provider and systems integrator. Through its partnership with Gencom in New Zealand and Singapore, Broadcast Pix has already garnered increased interest in the region’s sporting venues, government agencies, educational institutions, and broadcast applications. Now, Gencom is the Broadcast Pix dealer in Australia as well.

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At its booth at the SMPTE11 Conference and Exhibition, which runs through 22 July at the Sydney Exhibition Centre in Sydney, Australia (Booth H09), Gencom is showcasing Granite™ 2000 live video production systems with new Granite 2.0 software, which features the optional Chyron Lyric PRO 8 character generator.

“We are excited to partner with Gencom, which has proven its ability to showcase innovative solutions including Broadcast more

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RTW NAMES AMANDA ZHANG DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Zhang to Oversee Continued Growth of RTW Brand in the Asia-Pacific Region

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COLOGNE, GERMANY, 20 JULY, 2011 – RTW, a leading manufacturer and distributor of professional audio metering and control devices, is pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda Zhang as the company’s new director of business development. In her new role, Zhang will draw upon her background in information management and information systems to enhance and further grow the RTW brand, specifically in the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to joining RTW, Zhang was a consultant for Citibank, in charge of senior sales.

Thanks to its pioneering range of audio measurement tools for studio recording and radio and TV broadcast applications, RTW has experienced consistent growth, accelerating customer demand over the course of its 40-year history. Based in the company’s office in Beijing, Zhang will work to further RTW’s success, focusing more

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Oxygen DCT Introduces A New Low Cost Monitor With Integrated ‘Quad Split’ For Galleries And Control Rooms

Oxygen DCT, which is renowned for its expertise in picture monitoring solutions, has launched an outstanding new monitor with integrated quad split that dramatically reduces the cost of building galleries, control rooms and monitor walls. This evolutionary new monitor is more affordable than the traditional approach of using a quad split and a separate monitor and costs 40% less than the alternative of using two dual rack monitors.

The OxMVM230 is a high performance 23? broadcast monitor with an integrated multiviewer for displaying up to four separate signals at full High Definition resolution. This versatile monitor allows users to tailor the display to their own operational requirements for programme production, channel branding, galleries, studios and engineering monitoring. It is also ideally suited to DSNGs and OBs where space and weight are at a premium and where its integrated approach reduces installation time and costs.
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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

Platinum Tools PROAMP Crimp Tool

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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