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Platinum Tools® Releases Latest Addition to Famed SealSmart™ Product Line

Platinum Tools PROCON compression tool

Platinum Tools PROCON compression tool

CAMARILLO, Calif., August 8, 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 the launch of the PROCON compression tool, the latest addition to its famed SealSmart ™ product line.

“Now shipping, PROCON is a convenient, easy-to-use, all-in-one compression tool designed for professional contractors installing CATV and CCTV networks,? explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “PROCON provides quick, reliable results every time. Engineered for long life, this rugged tool features a patented rotating connector positioner-head and multihead adapter. Switch coax cable sizes and connector types on the fly!?

Additional features of the PROCON compression tool include:
• patented head rotates to switch from RG6Q/6 to RG11/7
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NanoLumens’ Flex Display Technology Named 2011 Breakthrough Technology of The Year By TechAmerica Foundation

NORCROSS, GEORGIA, August 8, 2011 – Following on the heels of the market introduction of an expanded line of its NanoLumens Flex LED displays, NanoLumens today announced that it has received the 2011 American Technology Award in the category of Breakthrough Technology from the TechAmerica Foundation, handily defeating Microsoft’s Kinect device. The awards were presented in June at the ninth annual TechAmerica Foundation Technology and Government Dinner, which continued its legacy as a premier Washington, D.C. networking event bringing hundreds of industry, congressional and government leaders together at one venue to celebrate the partnership between industry and government. more

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Gefen and Marshall Electronics Combine Technologies to Enable Live Streaming Video for Digital Signage Applications

Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced a new relationship with Marshall Electronics to enable live video footage on any HDTV display. Support for live video is particularly beneficial for many industries including entertainment, hospitality, retail and more.

The Marshall Electronics HD Encoder/Decoder (VS-102-HDMI) accepts video from any non HDCP-encrypted HDMI source, including satellite set-top boxes, hi-def cameras and more. When used in a Gefen Digital Signage Creator project, users are able to feed live video in the HDMI format to any HDTV display, delivering all the features of digital video with digital audio.

The Gefen Digital Signage Creator works with any Windows-based system and gives users full control over their digital signage content creation when connected to the LAN. The intuitive layout program offers the ability to create templates, insert music, layer video images, write scripts to control content and pull RSS feeds off the more

RTW TOUCHMONITOR SOLVES LOUDNESS ISSUES FOR SUITE IN THE UK

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Post-Production House Relies on the TM9 to Keep Audio in Check for Top British Comedy Series

COLOGNE, GERMANY, 8 AUGUST, 2011 – RTW, a leading manufacturer and distributor of professional audio metering and control devices, is pleased to announce that Suite, a post-production house located on Newman Street in London’s West End, is using the TouchMonitor TM9 to meet new program delivery requirements for Sky Television, which include the EBU R128 loudness standard. Having previously tested the TM9 and its loudness monitoring capability, the facility purchased the device knowing it could meet that loudness requirement.

The RTW TM9, supplied by Aspen Media, the UK and Ireland distributor, was provided with multichannel capability plus loudness and SPL measurement and will be operated by Sound Engineers Simon Wright and Matt Baird in Suite’s 5.1 Pro Tools studio.

“I first saw the TouchMonitor at IBC last year,” says Chief more

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Oxygen DCT Takes Production Monitoring To The Next Level With The Launch of the Evolution P3 Series

Oxygen DCT is consolidating its position as a major supplier of monitors to UK’s top production companies and rental houses by launching the Evolution P3 series – a powerful new range of monitors that set the standard in terms of ‘next generation’ features, functions and picture quality.

The monitors, which will be on show at Oxygen DCT’s IBC 2011 stand (10.B44) boast a unique onboard HD recorder, as well as a host of useful camera set-up facilities. They have already been acquired by renowned Pinewood Studios-based Movietech, which has become the first rental house to adopt the Evolution P3 Series in the UK.

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Steve Hathaway, Managing Director of Oxygen DCT, says: “For many years film productions have employed a second camera that tracks the main camera to give directors a fast video playback without interrupting the main camera recording. more

Shotoku Broadcast Systems IBC 2011 Preview

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Staines, UK • — Shotoku Broadcast Systems, a well-established leader in camera support and virtual reality tracking will return to the IBC exhibition with enhanced and new manual and robotic solutions. Manual highlights will include a new 2-stage pneumatic pedestal and perfect counter-balance pan & tilt head. On the robotic side, enhancements that further ease-of-use and please the most budget conscious will be demonstrated. All the latest releases will be at show in Hall 11, Stand G30.

MANUAL CAMERA SUPPORT
NEW TP200 2-Stage Pneumatic Pedestal
Shotoku’s newly developed TP200 2-stage pneumatic pedestal has a maximum payload of over 80kg (177 lbs.) and supports a wide-range of camera configurations. Its innovatively designed column and base offers maximum stability and great operational flexibility. One-step foot brake and single-action cable guard enables precise movements and control at all times for fast more

BHV Broadcast Pre-IBC 2011

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Owslebury, UK – BHV Broadcast’s IBC 2011 exhibition plans include demonstrations of Video Ghost, its award-winning phantom power modules developed as a low-cost, reliable alternative to traditional batteries. The manufacturer of compact, cost-effective equipment for live production and post-production will also exhibit its full range of rack-mount and portable hybrid digital/analogue switchers, and rate/standards and up/cross conversion products in Hall 10 Stand F35.

Video Ghost
BHV Broadcast’s Video Ghost brings phantom power to the video camera world! Video Ghost – winner of the prestigious Mario Award at NAB 2011 – provides a switchable 5V or 12V d.c. power source for camera accessories using the existing video cable. A 150m operating distance is achievable for SD, and 75m for HD. Amongst its many uses, the system can be used to power a composite to SDI converter at the camera, thus more

Dublin’s Oxegen Festival Brings Music to the Masses with Blackmagic Design’s ATEM Production Switcher

Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic Design’s ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher was used at Ireland’s biggest music festival, Oxegen Festival in Dublin. more

POLAND’S ARKA GDYNIA FOOTBALL STADIUM PROJECTS WITH D.A.S. AUDIO

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Image of the Arka Stadium seating areas.

Gdynia, Poland – August 2011… Gdynia Municipal Football stadium is the home to Poland’s Arka Gdynia football club. With a seating capacity of roughly 15,139 spectators, the new facility recently received a large, networked audio-driven sound reinforcement system. To ensure even coverage across the stadium’s multiple zones, loudspeakers from the catalog of Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio were placed into service.

Sopot, Poland-based Mega Music’s audio-visual installation division was contracted to handle the Gdynia Municipal Football stadium’s new sound system. Mega Music’s Piotr Nowiński managed the project and discussed the challenges of the job, which involved the deployment of D.A.S. Audio’s DR-12 2-way, full-range loudspeakers, the BiDriver Plus, which is a 2-way, mid-high unit designed for long throw applications, and the company’s CL-6T ceiling speakers. more

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KanexPro Touts HDMI 1.4 Switcher with Ethernet and 3D Support

At CEDIA EXPO booth 3765, KanexPro is launching a brand new, ultra-fast 4×1 HDMI Switcher (HDHEACSW4) with support for Ethernet and Audio Return Channel (HEAC). Engineered with InstaPort ™ Technology, SI’s & consumers will no longer experience a four to seven second delay – and a long black screen – when switching between source devices connected to their projectors or HDTVs. The technology enables immediate access to content by reducing HDMI port switching time and perform the HDCP authorization routine immediately upon connecting the device.

As an added feature, this switcher provides ARC- Audio Return Channel, which allow televisions with built-in tuners to transmit audio from the TV to an A/V receiver. Perfect for old and existing A/V receivers that does not support ARC. HDTV resolutions up to 1080p/60 with 12-bit Color depth and PC resolutions up to 1920×1200 are maintained together with stereo or multi-channel digital audio. more

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