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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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Oxygen DCT Grows its Management Team With Two Key Appointments

As part of its on-going expansion plans, broadcast products solutions provider Oxygen DCT has appointed Phil Wilton to the position of Director of Technical Solutions, with immediate effect.

Phil Wilton’s appointment comes just a few months after Chris Whittock joined Oxygen DCT as Director of Business Development. He was previously employed at BSkyB where he held the position of Project Engineering Manager with responsibility for projects across all of the Sky sites.

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Managing Director Steve Hathaway says: “Both of these appointments have enabled us to significantly grow our management team. We now have in place a team with more than 75 years combined experience of the broadcast and post production industries. The expertise that Phil and Chris bring to the company will better enable us to manage Oxygen DCT’s ongoing expansion and meet the increasing client-led demands attributed to more

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WorldStage Supports High-Energy Upfront for The CW

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Valencia Production Partners (VPP) produced the high-energy 2011-12 upfront for youth-oriented network The CW with support from WorldStage companies Video Applications, Inc. and Scharff Weisberg Inc. VPP, which has staged upfronts for The CW since its debut seven years ago, moved the venue to the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center where the young stars of the network’s returning and new primetime series took center stage in an exciting presentation filled with immersive visuals and the network’s young stars.

“The upfront’s stage, design and presentation needed to match the look and feel of The CW on-air brand and its demographic’s expectations,” says Jim Piccirillo, executive producer/director at VPP. “The idea was to immerse the audience in the brand with lots of supplemental graphics and animation and a main set reflecting a pixilated more

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Prism Media Products Limited Wins A Queen’s Award For Enterprise

On Friday, 15 July 2011, Prism Media Products Limited, whose brands include Prism Sound, SADiE and Imerge, was presented with its Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade. The presentation was made by Mr. Hugh Duberly, Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, and took place at the company’s headquarters in Stretham. Also present were Jim Paice, MP for South East Cambridgeshire and Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire County Council.

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Graham Boswell, Sales Director of Prism Media Products Limited, expressed his thanks to everyone in the company, saying: “This Award would not have been possible without the hard work and effort put in by our staff and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them. I’m really proud of them all.?

Mr. Hugh Duberly pointed out that a Queen’s Award is equivalent to an individual receiving an MBE more

Broadway Smash Wicked Takes Sennheiser’s Wireless Receivers and Transmitters along for its Second North American Tour

ALBUQUERQUE – July 18, 2011: Since premiering on Broadway in October of 2003, Wicked has broken countless box office records and now ranks among the top 20 longest running Broadway plays in history. Since the very beginning, Wicked’s worldwide production crew has relied on Sennheiser’s

Anthony Jones and Michael “Fodder? Carrico supervise the audio operations for Wicked’s Second North American Tour.

wireless transmitters and receivers in all its performances.

Michael “Fodder” Carrico and Anthony Jones supervise the audio operations for Wicked’s Second North American Tour. They are responsible for keeping the audio running smoothly during the shows, monitoring the performance of the wireless RF and mixing the shows from FOH. For each show on the tour, Sennheiser plays a foundational role in their wireless infrastructure. Wicked Sound Designer Tony Meola was responsible for choosing Sennheiser. “All of the wireless we more

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