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Matrox Redefines the SDI to HDMI Mini Converter With Launch of MC-100 at IBC2011

One Unit Lets Users Monitor, Distribute, Switch, Multiplex, and Converge Video Signals more

TC Electronic Appoints HHB ‘Premium Certified HD Dealer’ in the UK

At IBC 2011, TC Electronic and HHB are Ready to Take Their Business Partnership to the Next Level

AMSTERDAM, 9 SEPTEMBER, 2011-TC Electronic, a global leader in digital signal processing and loudness control technologies for the professional audio, broadcast and post-production markets, is pleased to announce at IBC 2011, its appointment of HHB to Premium Certified HD Dealer in the UK. Visitors to IBC will be able to meet with executives from both companies and experience the latest technology from TC Electronic at the HHB/TC Electronic booth (Hall 8, Stand D56).

HHB’s high level of technical and operational knowledge with TC Electronic and Dynaudio Acoustics products has qualified them to become a Premium Certified HD Dealer. They will be considered the prime TC Electronic dealer of pro audio and broadcast products in the UK, providing unmatched product demonstration, guidance, backup and support.

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TC Electronic Announces The AM6 Meter AT IBC 2011

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New Radar Annoyance Meter Plug-In For Pro Tools HD Complies with TASA Standard

AMSTERDAM, 9 SEPTEMBER, 2011-TC Electronic, a global leader in digital signal processing and loudness control technologies for the professional audio, broadcast and post-production markets, is pleased to announce at the IBC 2011 Show (Hall 8, HHB Stand D56), its new AM6 plug-in meter for Pro Tools HD. Together, with TC Electronic’s LM5D Plug-in for Pro Tools HD, the two products combine to create the new Radar Meter Bundle for Pro Tools HD.

TC Electronic’s acclaimed radar display has proven to be a fast track to upgrade audio production for broadcast, film and music from unsatisfactory peak level indicators to loudness based metering. Now, the new AM6 plug-in makes the highly efficient radar available for also controlling trailers and commercials in cinema production. Measurements are based on more

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RTW Announces The TM3 TouchMonitor At IBC 2011

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Latest Addition to the TouchMonitor Range Offers an Affordable Solution for Pro-Level Loudness,True-Peak, and PPM Metering for Analog and Digital Stereo and 5.1 Signals

AMSTERDAM, 9 SEPTEMBER 2011 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters for professional broadcast, production, post-production, and quality control, is proud to announce the TM3, the latest addition to the company’s successful TouchMonitor range. The new TM3 will be on display for IBC attendees to see first-hand at the company’s stand (Hall 8, Stand E76).

The TM3 includes features of the larger TM7 and TM9 versions and is controlled using a touch-sensitive display. With its budget-friendly base price of less than 1,000 euros (basic stereo version), 4.3-inch touchscreen, and stylish exterior allowing for horizontal and vertical placement, the TM3 is a highly appealing compact alternative, ideal for editorial offices, edit suites and small more

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RTW INTRODUCES NEW RACK-MOUNTABLE VERSIONS OF THE TM7 TOUCHMONITOR AT IBC 2011

New Units Designed for Installation in Waveform-Monitor Frames and 19-inch Standard Racks

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AMSTERDAM, 12 SEPTEMBER 2011 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters for professional broadcast, production, post-production and quality control, will present at IBC 2011 two rack-mountable enclosure variants of its TM7 TouchMonitor, the 20700-VID and 20700-3U. Attendees are invited to see the new products first hand at RTW’s stand (Hall 8, Stand E76).

The new TouchMonitor versions are technologically identical to the TM7 model, providing eight analog and eight digital (AES3 or AES3id) ports. Both versions feature a front-panel USB port that allows for preset import and export, license updates, and firmware upgrades. The 20700-VID version has been specifically designed for installation into waveform-monitor racks, which are typically used in video studios. At 9.5 inches wide and three rack units high, the 20700-3U is designed for more

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Vimond and Wowza to Give OTT Customers Unified Streaming to Any Platform

Wowza Media Server 3 Simplifies Infrastructure to Help Vimond and Its Customers Save Time and Money more

RTW Debuts New Combo Instrument for Loudness Range Metering At IBC 2011

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LRA Instrument to Be Incorporated in TouchMonitor 2.x, SurroundControl 31900/31960 and SurroundMonitor 11900 4.x Firmware Versions

AMSTERDAM, 12 SEPTEMBER, 2011 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters for professional broadcast, production, post-production, and quality control, will be showcasing at IBC 2011 its new loudness-range instrument (LRA) for many of its metering products. The new combination instrument will be incorporated into software versions for the TouchMonitor (V2.x), Surround Control 31900/31960 (V4.x) and the SurroundMonitor 11900 (V4.x), all of which will be on display for IBC attendees to see first-hand (Hall 8, Stand E76).

The extensive paradigm shift from traditional PPM metering to loudness metering in the pro-audio industry will be successful only if it becomes straightforward for any user groups it affects. Now, with the new LRA introduction, RTW has made another significant contribution to this trend.
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ANTON/BAUER FEATURES INNOVATIVE POWER SOLUTIONS FOR SONY, CANON, PANASONIC, RED AND ARRI AT IBC 2011

AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011—Anton/Bauer®, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the world’s premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, will demonstrate the advanced capabilities of its power solutions to European broadcast and video professionals at this year’s 2011 IBC Show (Stand 11.D61). Anton/Bauer will debut the new MATRIX Cheese Plate, a new mounting plate that can be used with the company’s Gold Mount® Solutions for the Sony PMW-F3 camera; Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 7D and EOS 60D Digital SLR cameras; Panasonic AG-AF100 series professional HD camera and RED Epic digital cinema camera. Also making a first appearance at IBC is the QR-HotSwap-AR Gold Mount for the ARRI Alexa digital cinema camera.

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The MATRIX Cheese Plate mounts directly on 15mm or 19mm rod systems (15mm or 19mm clamp kits sold separately), to allow for easy mounting of a variety of Gold Mounts including:
• QRC-DUAL PT – Gold Mount with four-pin XLR and two PowerTap® outputs for the Sony F3. Also mounts directly to the AJA Ki Pro Mini.
• QR-DLSR – 7/14 Gold Mount for Canon 5D, 7D and 60D.
• QR-VBG – 7/14 Gold Mount adapter for the Panasonic AG-AF100.
• QRC-EPIC – An exclusive feature of the QRC-EPIC Gold Mount® are the three outputs: a hard-wired cabled six-pin LEMO connector for power as well as two PowerTap® connectors for accessories.

These Gold Mount solutions can also be used on support rigs such as Cinevate, Shape, Redrock Micro and Genus, among others, and in some cases, a pouch.

Providing extended run-times, the QR-HotSwap-AR offers the secure, snap-on approach of the Anton/Bauer Gold Mount locking two batteries in place for seamless hotswapping and extended run-times for the ARRI Alexa camera. Exclusive communications available only with the Anton/Bauer QR-HotSwap-AR shows combined battery run-time in the camera’s viewfinder.

“Anton/Bauer remains successful by developing innovative power solutions and accessories for the industry’s top cameras,? says Shin Minowa, vice president of marketing and business development. “At IBC, we will showcase our continued commitment to bringing innovative products to market for today’s cameramen.?

About Anton/BauerAnton/Bauer is recognized as the world’s innovator and premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other key mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries. Based in the United States in Shelton, CT with offices in Europe and Asia, Anton/Bauer was established in 1970 and has expanded its product offerings to include many signature lines such as its leading Gold Mount® system, InterActive® chargers and Logic Series® batteries such as the HyTRON® 50, 100 and 140, and DIONIC® 90, 160, HC and HCX. Their products are compatible with virtually every camera brand on the market today. Other Anton/Bauer high performance products include the Ultralight®, ElipZ®, ElightZ®, CINE VCLX and CINE VCLX/2. Their superior-quality products have become an industry standard. For more information on Anton/Bauer, visit www.antonbauer.com.

A Snapshot of The Vitec Group Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military, aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2010 revenue of £309 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organized in three divisions: Imaging & Staging, Videocom and Services.Imaging & Staging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events. Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG. Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fiber optic and wireless technology used by TV production teams and film crews. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.

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CLEAR-COM DISTRIBUTES OPTOCORE INTERCOM INTERFACES

New Offerings Provide Intercom Customers with a Full Solution to Route
Audio, Control Data and Intercom Signals

AMSTERDAM, 10 SEPTEMBER, 2011 ─ Clear-Com®, a global leader in critical voice communications systems, announces that it is now offering Optocore™ digital fibre and SANE™ CAT5 network interfaces for real-time audio, intercom, and data distribution. These products are a direct result of a strategic joint development partnership with Optocore GmbH, a pioneer in fibre-optic based audio and data network distribution. The first Clear-Com-Optocore devices, V3R-FX-INTERCOM for Clear-Com and the X6R-FX-INTERCOM for Clear-Com, will be featured on the Clear-Com stand at IBC 2011 (Stand 10.D29a.)

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The V3R-FX-INTERCOM and X6R-FX-INTERCOM are intercom interfaces for the Optocore™ distribution networks based on the market-proven Optocore™ and SANE (Synchronous Audio Network plus Ethernet) technology platforms. The Optocore dual redundant fibre-ring-based network can transport up to 1024 channels of 48 kHz sampled digital audio or can be reallocated to route data and video signals simultaneously with multi-directional audio. The SANE platform is based on CAT5 cabling, which carries up to 64 channels of very low latency digital audio and a redundant pair operating at the standard 100Mbit Ethernet. By using a ring topology, SANE is fault tolerant like the Optocore fibre-based solution and supports up to 24 interface nodes.

“Optocore and SANE together enable the V3R-FX-INTERCOM and X6R-FX-INTERCOM devices to deliver a highly reliable, flexible and cost-effective solution for broadcast and live performance productions,? says Simon Browne, Senior Product Manager at Clear-Com. “These devices seamlessly integrate intelligent intercom systems – for a production of any size and across any number of locations – with the other analog or digital audio, data and/or video signals over a fully redundant fibre or CAT5 cables.?

Today, Clear-Com’s Hybrid Network, which consists of Eclipse matrices at the core, extends powerful intercom capabilities to an integrated network of user control panels, wireless beltpacks, 2-wire party lines and Intercom-over-IP applications. When operating over the Optocore network using the V3R-FX-INTERCOM and X6R-FX-INTERCOM devices, intercom audio from the Hybrid Network can be efficiently routed to intercom panels at any remote network location, with the added benefits of dual redundancy, ultra-low latency and high bandwidth.

“Since the X6R-FX-INTERCOM is equipped with eight intercom I/O’s and the V3R-FX-INTERCOM with four, it is possible to run the intercom communication over an Optocore system and send an analog output or console mix-minus to an intercom IFB – for example, using our DD2FR-FX MADI interface,? says Optocore Founder, Marc Brunke. “Each RJ-45 interface is fully compatible with Clear-Com, so there is no need to use special connectors or adapters, just straight CAT5 cable. This dramatically simplifies cabling and offers cost savings.?

Optocore and SANE features and benefits include:• Purpose-designed for Professional Productions: High signal integrity and guaranteed quality of service (QoS) for the critical demands of broadcast and live production.
• Ultra Low Latency: Unique synchronous design delivers a fixed at 41.6µs from any point in the network to any other point, regardless of the number of nodes on the network.
• High Reliability: Fibre Ring redundancy with additional SANE CAT5 and provides 100 Mbps over Fibre and SANE CAT5.
• Easy to Operate: Extensive central software control and monitoring capabilities makes it easy to supervise the entire network, change settings, display levels and log events.
• High Scalability: Simply add devices for new functionality or a higher channel count as production needs grow.

About Clear-Com®Clear-Com, an HME company, is a global provider in professional voice communications systems since 1968. We develop and market proven intercom technologies such as Analog & Digital Partyline, Digital Matrix, Wireless and Intercom-over-IP systems for critical communication applications in broadcast, performance venues, military, government and enterprise markets. Recognized for our legacy of intercom innovations, production teams around the world have come to depend on Clear-Com for clear, reliable and scalable communications solutions. For more information, please visit www.clearcom.com.

About HM Electronics, Inc. (HME)A privately held company founded in 1971, HME has continued to be a leading provider of innovative technology focused on enhancing productivity and customer service for multiple markets including pro audio, sports, and restaurants. HME developed the first wireless intercom system for pro audio and continues to introduce exciting, cutting-edge wireless intercoms that enhance communications, increase productivity and facilitate creativity for virtually any application. For more information, please visit www.hme.com.

About OptocoreOptocore, based in Munich, Germany, manufactures audio network systems. The global market leader in fibre optical networks for the last 19 years sets new standards with digital network technology in the field of audio communication. Optocore builds and develops synchronous optical fibre and copper networks for broadcast professionals, for fixed installations and live applications. The use of cutting edge technology and high-quality components guarantees durability and therefore long-term market placement. As an open platform, Optocore also offers other manufacturers the option to transfer conventional standard formats, used in the pro audio industry, via an Optocore network. Technical expertise and an extensive support structure are guaranteed to all customers, together with a high level of quality.
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GLOBALSTOR UNVEILS LATEST BLADE SERVER LINE DURING IBC 2011

Latest Offering Ideal for Clustering and Cloud Computing

AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 ─ Globalstor® Data Corporation, a premier OEM integrator of high-performance custom workstations and servers as well as a wide range of data storage products for OEM and ODM customers worldwide, introduces during IBC 2011 its new Blade Server Line, designed specifically for high-performance functions such as clustering and cloud computing for the broadcast, MAG, film and post-production industries, among others.

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The modular design of Globalstor’s Blade Server Line makes it the optimal solution to decrease the use of physical space and energy in a high-density server. Blade servers allow for more processing power in less rack space, simplifying cabling and reducing power consumption. In the unlikely event of malfunction, the drives and blades in the Globalstor Blade Server line are hot swappable, which allows each to be changed without a total system shutdown

“Driven by the needs of our customers, we recognized the opportunity for Globalstor’s increased support in the industry for low latency clusters,? says Scott Leif, president of Globalstor. “With more and more applications dependent on CPU computing power, cluster servers solve many issues. One benefit is increased CPU density, achieved by bringing supercomputing to the workstation and PC markets through Blade Servers. Our goal is to provide increased availability and performance for such servers.?

The Globalstor line includes a 1U dual-blade server as well as a 2U quad-blade server. Each supports Dual Intel 5500 and 5600 CPUs and up to 12 cores per blade, for a total of 48 cores in the 2U server. The 2U blade servers can be configured with either three 3.5-inch or six 2.5-inch hot-swap SATA or SAS drives per blade, allowing for additional redundancy. The 1U blades include either two 3.5-inch or four 2.5-inch SATA or SAS hot-swap drives per blade.

About Globalstor Data Corporation
Globalstor® Data Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance custom workstations and servers (including but not limited to IG solutions, content distribution systems and NAS), as well as a wide range of data storage products for OEM and ODM customers worldwide. Widely recognized for its value-added services, including systems integration and customer support, Globalstor is an OEM with a full spectrum of hardware and software support offering a broad range of professional solutions. Globalstor serves a worldwide customer base from its U.S. headquarters in Chatsworth, California, with additional offices in Hudson, New Hampshire and Frankfurt, Germany and through a strong foundation of international authorized resellers. For more information regarding Globalstor Data Corporation, visit www.globalstor.com.

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