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Media Vision USA Expands its Network of Rental Companies Using TAIDEN Conferencing and Interpretation Equipment

San Francisco, CA, December 16, 2011 – Media Vision USA announces that the US-based company ProLingo and the Canadian company Global Audio Visual are now part of Media Vision USA’s rental network following recent acquisitions of the latest generation conferencing and language interpretation equipment inventory. Media Vision USA’s rental network consist of companies offering the TAIDEN wired or wireless delegate conference microphone systems and the TAIDEN digital infrared equipment for language distribution.

For both companies, the decision to undergo this technology upgrade and expansion was motivated by the need to handle larger size international conferences and congresses. “With the TAIDEN digital infrared language distribution system, we can handle simultaneous interpretation sessions in multiple rooms of a same building with a guaranteed crisp clear interference-free signal on all channels” says Mark Stammel, President of ProLingo. The TAIDEN conferencing and interpretation systems uniquely combine the advanced features, reliability and flexibility required for large-size events.

For Mike Moussa, President of Global Audio Visual, the improved quality of sound for interpreters and listeners has been a key element in its decision to choose the TAIDEN technology. “We have been using TAIDEN on very high profile government jobs, including for the Canadian Senate, and this system offers us the best performance.” says Mike, adding that “we are receiving very positive feedback from interpreters”.

For any scale up needs, companies that are part of Media Vision USA’s rental network can count on the wholesale rental provider Conference Rental USA offering unlimited access to additional units of digital push-to-talk conference microphones and infrared language receivers.

The demand for TAIDEN conferencing equipment provided by Media Vision USA has surged in the past two years with major international organizations and conferences across North America requesting to use this system. Most recently, the TAIDEN equipment was used for the 2011 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group in Washington D.C., with microphone and interpretation systems setup for over 50 meetings.

Companies interested in becoming a member of this rental network can contact Media Vision USA by email at sales@mediavisionusa.com

About Media Vision USA
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, with secondary offices in Washington D.C., Media Vision USA is the lead provider of conference microphone discussion systems, electronic voting, and language interpretation to the audio-visual industry across North America. Media Vision USA has provided state of the art Diplomacy Technology™ and conferencing solutions for applications such as council chambers, international conference centers, university auditoriums, corporate boardrooms and many more. Additional information can be found at www.mediavisionusa.com

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WSET-TV Delivers Local HD News with JVC ProHD Cameras

WAYNE, NJ – WSET-TV, the ABC affiliate in Roanoke-Lynchburg, Va. (DMA #66), has transitioned to local HD news with new ProHD cameras from JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp. The station recently purchased eight GY-HM790Us and eight GY-HM750Us, which will be used for studio and ENG work.

Affiliated with Arlington, Va.-based Allbritton Communications Company, WSET-TV is one six Allbritton stations that is standardizing on JVC ProHD cameras for studio and ENG work. The new cameras are part of an overall transition to local HD news production for all stations in the group.

This summer, WSET-TV connected three GY-HM790U cameras via fiber optic cable in the studio, avoiding the need for triax and additional cable bundles. “It was a huge quality upgrade for us in our studio,” said K.C. Spiron, WSET-TV director of operations and engineering. “We get plenty of power to run the monitors we need and it works well.”

In September, WSET-TV starting shooting ENG footage exclusively with its new ProHD camcorders. Spiron said the shooters quickly embraced the use of non-proprietary SDHC media cards and JVC’s native file recording technology, which provides ready-to-edit footage for the station’s Adobe Premiere CS5.5 NLE workstations.

“They love the ease of use and the flexibility. Focus Assist is a big help,” Spiron added. “From an engineering perspective, the quality is very good and they are very easy to configure. We were still tape based until this switch, so this has vastly improved our workflow. We use the JVC ProHD Clip Manager [software] for logging as well.”

With a lightweight, shoulder-mount design, the GY-HM750U delivers outstanding 1920×1080 images and can record HD footage in 720p, 1080p, and 1080i, as well as SD footage (480i). Ideal for ENG news, sports, and other location shoots, it offers the industry’s fastest shoot-to-edit workflow by recording native HD or SD footage in ready-to-edit file formats on low-cost SDHC memory cards. Plus, a new feature allows simultaneous recording to both SDHC cards for instant backup or client copy.

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY
Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC Professional Products Company is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation. JVC is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video and audio equipment. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800)582-5825.

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Look Solutions’ Foggers are a Hit on the High Seas

Viper S

Viper S

Las Vegas-based Advanced Entertainment Services (AES) has been supplying cruise ships with special effects equipment for the last 20 years, including vessels for the Carnival, Holland America, Costa, Radisson and Crystal cruise lines. AES recently outfitted the Carnival Magic, the newest ship from Carnival Cruise Lines, with Viper S and Power-Tiny foggers from Look Solutions.

“I’ve seen an increase in Look Solutions’ presence on the last few ships we’ve done,” says AES’ Matt Dillingham. “The previous ship we supplied had five or six Tiny Foggers, some Power-Tinys, and a couple of Viper S foggers. Carnival Magic has six Viper S systems and two Power-Tinys.”

Several strong, compact Viper S foggers are used in the ship’s main theater. “Smoke is pumped through a customized delivery system that AES fabricates, to create a wall of smoke that images are projected on,” Dillingham explains. “Other Vipers, custom fitted with air-assist modules we’ve made, are used to create quick blasts of smoke coming out of the stage floor. They essentially create a CO2 jet effect without using CO2.”

He says he chooses Vipers for their “continuous steady output at a very low percentage – they’re the only machines with that capability that I’ve seen so far. I’ve found that all the other machines tend to “puff” the smoke out at less than 10 percent.”

The Power-Tiny units are mounted to flying set pieces in the main theater. “The Power Tinys are perfect for tight spots. These particular units are used to create the effect of smoke coming out of the stack of a locomotive set piece that flies in and out during the show,” he says.

“Everything has been working really well,” Dillingham reports. “I’m very happy with how conservative the units are with fluid – which was a big factor in their selection. Also, the foggers are extremely reliable. The Look machines seem to require less maintenance and repair than other units on the market.”

About Look Solutions

Based in Germany, Look Solutions manufactures high-performance fog machines, haze machines, battery-powered mini-foggers, low-foggers, accessories and fluids at reasonable prices. Look Solutions USA, located in western Maryland, serves customers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, or to request a demo machine for evaluation, visit www.looksolutionsusa.com or call Hunter Totty, Director of Operations, at 1-800-426-4189. Look Solutions’ Technical Service line is 646-300-0520.

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