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Christie’s Stunning Digital Signage Display Captivates Visitors at IDS 2012

Christie sets up StripTease visual display at Entrance to Toronto’s Interior Design Show

Christie® will demonstrate its powerful digital visual display capabilities that are transforming the architectural/design, retail, and corporate branding display industries at Canada’s largest contemporary design fair, the Interior Design Show (IDS), January 26 to 29, at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto. The multi-faceted entrance installation, “StripTease”, designed by RAW Design, will feature the latest in projection and an ingenious, two-sided Christie® MicroTiles® configuration with interactive capabilities provided by GestureTek® and Acid Technologies, for creating a blend of high touch and high tech.

As an integral part of the StripTease entrance display at IDS, the two-sided Christie MicroTiles design evokes a city skyline with 50 Christie MicroTiles and two external control units (ECUs) that drive the interactive content, camera-enabled, gesture-recognition technology from GestureTek, with content developed by Acid Integrations. The projection element consists of 1,300 individual strips of felt that create the 52-foot-by-19-foot “screen” with front-projection using two Christie Roadster S+22K-J 3-chip DLP® digital projectors capable of delivering brightness levels of 20,000 ANSI lumens. Show visitors will experience a live video camera feed of themselves interacting with the content on the Christie MicroTiles. Conceived by Canadian architectural firm RAW Design, it is the first installation of its kind at IDS that integrates visually dynamic content with interactively playful technologies.

“RAW is delighted to be working with Christie using their projection solutions to add an additional layer of enjoyment onto our StripTease felt installation. The incorporation of an interactive component using their MicroTiles adds a particular richness to the experience, with its potential for rotating through digital art across an expansive and malleable canvas,” said Roland Rom Colthoff, principal architect and partner at Raw Design. “We particularly like the fact that the shape of the images on the MicroTiles are not limited to simple rectangles but can take on complex shapes to suit the designer’s vision.”

Coltholff added: “MicroTiles are interesting because they allow for changeable images that can be manipulated individually or in any combination without having to fit discreetly into a screen or one frame. We look forward to engaging visitors by the playful interplay between the projected images and the MicroTiles.”

“The old saying, ‘you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression,’ has never been truer than at IDS,” said Shauna Levy, Vice President of MMPI Canada and Director of the Interior Design Show and IDS Week. “A signage concept must meet the highest standards of innovation and art to dazzle and amaze design professionals, savvy consumers, and media converging at the show. In StripTease, Raw Design, with Christie and other partners, have created a visually compelling installation that fully delivers the ‘wow’ factor and effectively sets the tone for the astounding range of innovative displays to be found inside.”

At IDS, Christie is introducing its Christie MicroTiles technology to the Canadian design community – the architects and designers who imagine solutions to achieve almost any design element installed in virtually any indoor space – whether it be a museum, a condo building or corporate lobby, a fashion show, or retail display. Christie MicroTiles offer spectacular color and image quality, modular flexibility and maximum creativity. They are also a green solution – RoHS compliant, an important consideration when many of today’s builds require LEED certification.

Many of Christie’s award-winning turnkey signage solutions are also 2012 Apex Award Finalists, for Digital Signage Expo 2012 in March. They are found in diverse venues such as Calgary’s Telus Spark, The New Science Centre, Fresh® beauty stores, the London Stock Exchange, the HP Pavilion at San Jose, and Milan Design Week, where Christie partnered with BlackBerry® PlayBook™ to help British lighting and furniture company Tom Dixon realize its highly praised Multiplex exhibition last year.

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Hitachi Introduces CP-A301N, CP-AW251N and CP-A221N Ultra Short Throw Projectors With Upgraded Features and Flexibility

CHULA VISTA, California, January 27, 2012 — Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group today announced the introduction of its CP-A301N, CP-AW251N and CP-A221N ultra short throw 3LCD projectors, three new models that offer upgraded features for enhanced flexibility and ease of use. All three can project an 80-inch image at just nine inches from the front of the projector, making them ideal for use in classrooms, conference rooms and applications where space is limited yet where bright, clear image quality is required.

The CP-A301N, CP-AW251N and CP-A221N all combine compact size, light weight (8.6 lbs) and versatile features with total ease of use. Their ultra-short-throw lens design enables them to be mounted close to a projection screen or whiteboard, which prevents obstructed images and shadows and avoids light shining in the presenter’s eyes. Adding to their value, the new projectors offer extended 5,000-hour lamp life (in Eco mode).

All three models can also be used with an optional tabletop stand that enables images to be projected directly onto a tabletop—ideal for small group presentations or rooms where space is at a premium. The projectors’ Perfect Fit 2 image adjustment system corrects for any geometric image distortion and precisely fits the images to the screen or tabletop.

All three projectors feature network connectivity. All include an RJ-45 Ethernet jack for connection to a local area network (LAN), allowing content to be sent directly from a computer to the projector via the network, and facilitating monitoring and maintenance via the LAN. Hitachi’s PJMessenger function allows text messages and audio alerts to be sent on all networked projectors, an effective way to send announcements throughout an entire campus or facility.

The projectors provide XGA and WXGA resolution with up to 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness (depending on model), and include a host of inputs and outputs including HDMI, S-Video and composite video inputs, USB and RGB computer connections, RCA, stereo mini-jack and microphone audio inputs, and audio and video monitor outputs. In addition, an RS-232 port enables integrated system control when used with control systems including Crestron® and AMX®.

The CP-A301N, CP-AW251N and CP-A221N provide a host of convenience features. All include a built-in 10-watt audio amplifier that eliminates the need to connect external speakers, and the mic input operates even if the projector is in standby mode. Hitachi’s exclusive Template function projects four types of line templates, making it easier to write on a whiteboard. In addition, the optional TB-1 wireless drawing tablet and pen enable users to write over the projected image for more engaging presentations.

Hitachi’s unique Input Source Naming feature lets the user customize the names of input sources instead of using the factory default settings, and the supplied remote controls have customizable MyButton and MySource and Document Camera keys to create shortcuts to frequently used functions and sources. The operating frequency of the projector’s remote can be changed to avoid conflict with fluorescent lights or IrDA IR signals from notebook computers. Additional useful features include a security sensor that disables the projector if it is moved without authorization, a power saving Eco standby mode, an improved hybrid filter that provides up to 4,000 hours between maintenance, two optional wall-mount arms and more.

For more information on Hitachi visit www.hitachi-america.us/digitalmedia

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ABOUT HITACHI
Hitachi America, Ltd., headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and its subsidiary companies offer a broad range of electronics, power and industrial equipment and services, automotive products and consumer electronics with operations throughout the Americas. For more information, visit www.hitachi-america.us. For information on other Hitachi Group companies in the United States, please visit www.hitachi.us.

Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group markets LCD projectors, interactive panels and whiteboards and security and observation system products through value added resellers, system integrators, distributors and OEMs.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2010 (ended March 31, 2011) consolidated revenues totaled 9,315 billion yen ($112.2 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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Sennheiser Opens its Technology and Innovation Center in San Francisco: “The Future Made Right Here”

San Francisco, January 26, 2012: For more than 60 years, Sennheiser has stood for the highest quality audio products across all areas of sound recording, transmission and reproduction. This month, the company announces the official opening of its San Francisco- based research lab: SFTC (Technology and Innovation California). The opening ceremony was attended by more then 100 guests from the audio community in the Bay Area. The new research facility — which relocated from Palo Alto in November 2011, is focused on improving the customer experience through digital signal processing (DSP) technologies and combining this with Sennheiser’s world-renowned expertise in electro-acoustics and wireless transmission.

As a research hub for Sennheiser, whose slogan is “The Future Made Right Here,” SFTC creates knowledge in selected areas of DSP and facilitates knowledge transfer to Sennheiser’s product teams around the world. Many of these ideas and technologies are then adopted and integrated into Sennheiser’s consumer, professional or installed sound divisions.

“The Sennheiser culture has always been rooted in innovation and exploring what may be possible in the future,” commented Daniel Sennheiser, president strategy and finance, Sennheiser. “Our new facility in San Francisco leverages an extensive ecosystem of talents that includes not only our own visionary thinkers and researchers, but world renowned academic institutions and corporations. In this environment, our engineers are free to experiment and play with technology and processes that may eventually find its way into various consumer, pro and installed sound applications.”

“Concept Tahoe”
After it finishes developing and testing a concept, Sennheiser may choose to introduce a prototype model to test its market value and gauge end-user interest.

For example, last year at the prolight+sound and NAMM trade shows, Sennheiser unveiled a project that was under development at its SFTC research laboratory: “Concept Tahoe.”

This wireless microphone prototype — which drew a lot of attention by trade show attendees — is not only able to function as a high quality, professional wireless microphone, but also as an effects and processing controller — providing an unprecedented level of creative options to DJs and performers. This functionality is facilitated by the transmission of control data to a receiver, which can control any number of effects or plug-ins in real time using the MIDI protocol. The microphone can also be transformed into a tambourine or a shaker at the press of a button. By using an accelerometer and a rotation sensor, it measures how quickly it is moving and at what angle in space it is currently located. This prototype was demonstrated during the SFTC opening event, and showcased by beatboxer entertainers Butterscotch and Eklips.

“By moving the location of the SFTC to the Bay Area, our team — and by extension the entire Sennheiser organization — is able to leverage our proximity to the technology industry’s leading innovators, product designers and thought leaders. These include other multi-national companies as well as a unique network of start-ups and highly regarded institutions such as UC Berkeley and Stanford University,” commented Veronique Larcher, director of research, North America, for Sennheiser. “At SFTC, our researchers have access to an enormous pool of talent and imagination; risk taking and the cross-fertilization of ideas is strongly encouraged.”

Sennheiser launched its SFTC in 2006 and since then, its research and development work have been manifested in Sennheiser’s groundbreaking products — including the IS-ADN conference system.

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New Atlona Home Collection Consumer Product Line Makes Waves at 2012 International CES

LinkCast Wireless HD Audio/Video System Honored With Electronic House Product of the Year Award and CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Jan. 26, 2012 — Atlona(R), a leading digital connectivity solutions provider, today announced that at the 2012 International CES, its new LinkCast Wireless HD Audio/Video System was honored with both a 2012 Electronic House Product of the Year Award in the category of Multiroom Audio, and a CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Honoree Award in the Multi-Room Audio/Video category. In addition, demos of the wireless system were a big hit at the ShowStoppers press event. The LinkCast System is part of Atlona’s new Home Collection line, which made its debut at the 2012 International CES.

The Electronic House Product of the Year Awards honor the best technologies, products, and services for the electronic home. Award winners were chosen by a panel of several industry leaders, along with the editors of Electronic House and CE Pro. Since 1976, the prestigious CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards — presented by the Consumer Electronics Association — have given consumer technology manufacturers and developers an opportunity to have their newest products judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers, and members of the trade press. This year, Atlona’s LinkCast Wireless HD Audio/Video System stood out from the pack for judges of both awards.

Atlona’s LinkCast System allows home theater enthusiasts, gamers, laptop users, and more to connect multiple HDMI-based devices wirelessly to an HDTV or projector up to 40 feet away. LinkCast includes one A/V base station (AT-LINKCASTAV) and one LinkCast System Expander (AT-LINKCAST-HTX). The LinkCast A/V base station connects to the HDTV or projector’s HDMI input, while the LinkCast System Expander plugs into virtually any audio/video device with an HDMI output and standard USB connection for power. To further eliminate cable clutter, installation challenges, and costs, up to five different devices can be wirelessly connected to one LinkCast System with additional LinkCast Expanders, each sold separately.

“This year’s 2012 International CES was a momentous event for Atlona,” said Dan Tye, national sales manager for Atlona Home Collection. “We are honored that our LinkCast Wireless HD Audio/Video System was recognized with two such prestigious awards, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the excitement it generated at ShowStoppers. The launch of our Home Collection line was a huge success, with all of our new cables, switchers, extenders, scalers, and converters receiving a very warm reception from visitors to our booth.”

In addition to the LinkCast Wireless HD Audio/Video System, the Home Collection line includes Atlona’s LinkConnect HDMI cable series and the LinkConvert family of switchers, extenders, scalers, and converters. LinkConnect is a complete suite of cables, adapters, and other connectivity solutions capable of delivering ultra-high-speed bandwidth up to 17+ Gbps and up to 4k x 2k HD video resolution support. LinkConvert products featured at the 2012 International CES included Atlona’s high-performance 3×1 HDMI auto switcher (AT-HAD-V31) and VGA-to-HDMI scaler/converter (AT-HDView).

The Atlona Home Collection will be available to U.S. consumers in Q1 2012. The LinkCast Wireless HD Audio/Video System will be making its European debut at ISE 2012 in booth 4U63, and will be available to European consumers in Q2 2012.

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About Atlona(R)
Atlona(R) — “Connecting Technology to Your World.” As a global manufacturer of cutting-edge digital connectivity solutions, Atlona supplies an extensive range of high-quality products — from cables, splitters, and extenders to distribution amplifiers, converters, switchers, and much more — to a diverse client base spanning the consumer electronics, home theater, computing, retail, systems integration, professional A/V, broadcast, entertainment, medical digital imaging, and digital signage markets.

Atlona provides a wide range of solutions from all three of its comprehensive product lines: Atlona Home Collection (consumer electronics), Atlona Professional (systems integration), and Atlona Commercial (corporate A/V).

More information about Atlona Technologies is available at www.atlona.com.

Atlona(R) is a registered trademark of Lenexpo Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Vaddio Adds Further Usability to ProductionVIEW HD MV Camera Control Console with Built-In Multiviewer

Vaddio announces new enhancements to the ProductionVIEW HD MV all-in-one camera control console with multiviewer capabilities, digital inputs/outputs, HD, RGBHV and SD video mixing, transitions, lower screen graphics and automated control functionality.

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New Multi-View Input Screens allow the user to select between screen layouts that display four, five or six inputs. When set up with four or five preview windows, the preset video thumbnails become larger on the bottom of the screen. In addition, the Preview and Program windows can be swapped on the multiviewer output. With Vaddio’s TeleTouch touch screen monitors, all live video feeds can be selected and up to 12 video thumbnail presets can be created, recalled and stored by simply touching the monitor. The thumbnails are a snapshot of what the camera preset shot looks like, to make storing and recalling presets even easier. Simply touch a thumbnail and the camera will pan, tilt and zoom to that position. The Cut, Wipe and Fade buttons illuminate on the multiviewer display, giving a visual indication of which effect is active.
An additional capability of the system is Dual Bus Multiview output. “A big request from our integrators was to add greater flexibility in allowing them to configure the system output options,” explained President of Vaddio, Rob Sheeley. “As a result of this feedback we now allow the system to be configured in several different ways including a Preview/Program mode, a Split Bus mode, where the system can be configured as two independent 1 x 6 switchers, and a third discreet multiviewer output for control and display.”

All inputs are autosensing for video resolution, control and camera type. Video inputs include five analog HD YPbPr video, RGBHV, SD (Y/C and CVBS) and a single DVI-I input on channel six that allows for multiple formats (DVI-D, YPbPr, RGBHV and HDMI) with 36 additional input resolutions. The Program and Preview outputs have both analog (YPbPr, RGBHV, Y/C and CVBS) and digital (DVI-D or HDMI) outputs. HD resolutions up to 1080/60p are supported.   

An additional capability of the system is Dual Bus Multiview output. This allows the user to switch the Preview and Program buses as discrete outputs – with one output going to an IMAG Projector and the other going to a recording device. The control surface includes a broadcast-style 3-axis Hall Effect Joystick with twist-handle zoom control and separate Pan, Tilt and Speed control knobs. Get an all-in-one camera control console with video mixing, built-in multiviewer and broadcast-quality effects.

This firmware upgrade is available at no charge for any customer who currently owns a ProductionVIEW HD MV. Contact Vaddio Tech Support at +1 (763) 971-4400 for assistance in loading the new firmware.

Vaddio Shipping ProductionVIEW HD-SDI MV Camera Control Console with Multiviewer

The ProductionVIEW HD-SDI MV is an all-in-one camera control console with HD-SDI/SDI video switching/mixing, a built-in multiviewer, lower screen graphics and automated control functionality.

“Our new Multi-View touch screen control panel layout options allow our integrators the ability to match their screen layout to the number of camera or computer input sources that they have connected to the system,” explained President of Vaddio, Rob Sheeley. “This way they can maximize the potential screen size available for previewing their live video feeds and not see unused multi-viewer input windows. The ProductionVIEW MV series of production switchers combines the best of Vaddio’s PTZ camera control technology with best-of-class digital SDI switching technology. Now with an integrated multiviewer functionality that includes touch screen control, we can’t think of a better customer experience than allowing the end user to visually control input sources, camera presets, and system control – all by just touching the screen.”

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Vaddio’s TeleTouch multiviewer touch screen monitors allow switching of all live video feeds, and up to 12 video thumbnail presets can be created, recalled and stored by simply touching the monitor. The thumbnails are a snapshot of what the camera preset shot looks like, to make storing and recalling presets even easier. By touching a thumbnail, the camera will pan, tilt and zoom to that position.

An additional capability of the system is Dual Bus Multiview output. This allows the user to switch between Preview and Program as discrete outputs – with one going to an IMAG Projector and the other going to a recording device. You now have three options for configuring the system: Preview/Program mode, Dual Bus mode and a third discreet multiviewer output for control and display.

All inputs are autosensing for video resolution, control and camera type. Video inputs include five HD-SDI/SDI (480i to 1080p) inputs on BNC connectors and a single DVI-I input on channel six that allows for multiple formats (DVI-D, YPbPr, RGBHV and HDMI) with 36 additional input resolutions. The outputs have been enhanced to include both HD-SDI and HDMI outputs – a distinct advantage when choosing a set of inexpensive preview and program monitors or using Vaddio TeleTouch touch screen monitors.

The control surface includes a broadcast-style 3-axis Hall Effect Joystick with twist-handle zoom control and separate Pan, Tilt and Speed control knobs. Because ProductionVIEW HD-SDI MV is a live broadcast production console, not a computer, the entire system produces only one frame of delay – a critical requirement for live production where IMAG is used. 

SSL AWS 948 AND NUCLEUS BOTH WIN AT THE 27TH ANNUAL TEC AWARDS

SSL picks up two Outstanding Technical Achievement awards for Large and Small Format Console Technology

OXFORD, ENGLAND – Solid State Logic, the world’s leading manufacturer of professional analogue and digital audio consoles, is pleased to announce that it has won two Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards.

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Women in CE Announces June 26 Career Enhancement Forum in New York City: ‘Power Your Career in Consumer Electronics’

The following press release was issued today by the Women in Consumer Electronics Organization. For more information, please see the editorial resources below.

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Email: carol@womenince.org

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Women in CE Announces June 26 Career Enhancement Forum in New York City: ‘Power Your Career in Consumer Electronics’

Open to All Women in Consumer Electronics, Event Follows Highly Successful Legacy Awards Reception at Recent 2012 International CES

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Jan. 26, 2012 — On the heels of its highly successful Legacy Awards reception at the recent 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Women in Consumer Electronics (CE) is gearing up for its next event: Power Your Career in Consumer Electronics — a Career Enhancement Forum, scheduled for June 26 in conjunction with CE Week in New York City. Women in CE is an industry organization that promotes the advancement of women in the consumer electronics industry.

“Power Your Career in Consumer Electronics brings to life the heart of our core mission to educate, empower, mentor, and recruit more women into the consumer electronics industry,” said Carol Campbell, founder of Women in CE. “By attending this event, women throughout the supply chain of the industry will take away real tools to gain an edge and move ahead in CE-related fields. Both up-and-coming women and those who have ‘made it’ in the man’s world of CE will share a unique experience of a targeted and interactive program for success.”

“Power Your Career in Consumer Electronics” will consist of a half-day of sessions, topics, workshops, and keynote speakers that relate to career enhancement for all women pursuing a career in the corporate, small business, or entrepreneurial aspects of the CE field. The forum is open to women working in all segments of the CE industry including manufacturers, major retailers, specialty retailers, suppliers, integrators, distributors, manufacturers’ representatives, buying groups, and consultants.

More than 200 CES delegates attended the third annual Women in CE Legacy Awards reception on Jan. 10, honoring five recipients. The 2012 Women in CE Legacy Awards honorees include Kristen Cook, executive vice president and managing director at BDS Marketing; Denise Gibson, former president of Brightstar U.S. and former director at Brightstar Corp.; Jeanette Howe, executive director at Specialty Electronics Nationwide; Maureen Jenson, editor-in-chief at CustomRetailer, Tell, and CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles(R) magazines; and Tricia Nystrom, senior merchant of audio at Best Buy and Magnolia.

In a surprise presentation, Women in CE Founder Carol Campbell received the inaugural Women in CE, Carol Campbell Inspiration Award recognizing her career in CE spanning 22 years and her contributions to the industry. In addition to her work with Women in CE, Campbell is publisher of CustomRetailer and CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles(R) magazines.

Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)(R), was keynote speaker for the event. “I was thrilled to take part in the third annual Women in CE awards ceremony at the International CES, where these very accomplished women were honored,” he said. “Each honoree is a top performer, highly competent, and represents the opportunity that the industry offers for those with talent, strength, and drive.”

Women in CE provides women in the CE industry with a community in which to share essential resources and connect with others who are focused on the same vision of empowerment, building networks, and supporting career opportunities. Member benefits include a mentoring program, online resources, and live events.

More information about the upcoming “Power Your Career in Consumer Electronics,” and about Women in CE is available at http://www.womenince.org.

A video recap of the 2012 Women in CE Legacy Award Networking Reception at the 2012 International CES is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4iRFM66rXg.

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About Women in CE
Women in CE is an interactive community created to provide women in the consumer electronics industry an environment promoting networking and professional growth through the development of relationships and new opportunities. Additional information about membership benefits and joining is available at www.WomenInCE.org.

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Lab X goes live with AVB and Avid VENUE

ROCHESTER, New York – Utilizing the Lab X Technologies robust high channel count AVB Audio platform, Avid® has launched the world’s first AVB digital snake for live sound, a key component of the VENUE SC48 Remote System.

““By adding the AVB digital snake to the popular VENUE SC48 console our customers get the sound, performance, and reliability VENUE systems are known for, plus the flexibility to remotely locate I/O wherever the gig demands it,” stated Sheldon Radford, senior product manager of Live Systems and Consoles at Avid. “The Lab X AVB platform perfectly meets our demanding needs for seamless redundancy, low latency, and high channel count over open standards networking.”

““Lab X and Avid are both dedicated to delivering market leading solutions, and with the launch of the Avid VENUE SC48 remote system we have been able to deliver the very first Audio Video Bridging digital stage box to the market” said Lee Minich, president of Lab X Technologies. “We are proud to have collaborated with Avid to catapult the advanced capabilities of the robust Lab X AVB system into the forefront of live sound, where simplicity and road-worthiness meet.”

Avid will be demonstrating the VENUE SC48 Remote System at the AVnu Alliance Pavilion (#7Q220) at Integrated Systems Europe January 31st – February 2nd at the RAI convention center in Amsterdam, NL. Lab X Technologies staff will also be at the pavilion showcasing their AVB platforms as well as participating in AVnu education presentations throughout the show.

For more information, please visit http://www.labxtechnologies.com or http://www.avid.com.

About Lab X Technologies

Founded in 1996, Lab X Technologies, LLC is a Rochester, New York-based engineering design firm recognized as a global leader in digital AV media transport and network connectivity, with extensive experience in applying IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) and other audio networking standards. Lab X is an active member of AVnu Alliance (www.avnu.org)

Lab X Technologies partners with leading manufacturers to accelerate product development cycles and enable digital network interoperability by licensing AVB connectivity platforms, augmenting internal design teams, providing pre-engineered connectivity modules, developing innovative product concepts, and producing complete turnkey custom solutions.

About Avid
Avid creates the digital audio and video technology used to make the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world—from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, television shows, live concert tours and news broadcasts, to music and movies made at home. Some of Avid’s most influential and pioneering solutions include Media Composer®, Pro Tools, Interplay®, ISIS, VENUE, Sibelius®, System 5, and Avid Studio.For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube; connect with Avid on Facebook; or subscribe to Avid Industry Buzz.

Avid, the Avid logo, Interplay, ISIS, Media Composer, Pro Tools, and Sibelius are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. The Interplay name is used with the permission of the Interplay Entertainment Corp. which bears no responsibility for Avid products.

White Mark Helps Hogarth Worldwide Extend Its Production Facilities Around The Globe

Studio and acoustic design consultancy White Mark Ltd has completed two high specification audio production studios in Singapore for advertising implementation agency, Hogarth Worldwide. Both rooms have been built with locally sourced materials, making them the only White Mark rooms in the world that are constructed entirely of teak.

The two new studios are the latest in a long list of projects that White Mark has undertaken for Hogarth Worldwide.

“We employ White Mark to design all of our production facilities because they have a reputation for delivering exceptional results,” says Alex Buchanan, Technical Operations Director for Hogarth Worldwide. “White Mark has proved time and again that they are the best. We see White Mark as a partner in our global expansion programme and we greatly value their expertise and contributions on all our projects.”

Hogarth Worldwide, which is part of the WPP Group, implements international advertising campaigns in print, TV or digital media.

For Hogarth Singapore, White Mark has installed two 7.1 Dolby audio studios. The facility also has two Final Cut Pro edit suites and 36 open plan multifunction workstations.

The audio studios have fully isolated control room and voice recording booths and are equipped with Pro Tools HD Native, Avid ICON D-Command consoles and Exigy 7.1 surround sound systems installed by Matt Dobson. AKA Design was responsible for the desks in the control rooms and booths and both rooms were built by Oakwood and wired by WIRE: Broadcast.

White Mark has now started work on Hogarth Mexico City, which is due to open in March 2012. Two audio studios, identical in design to those in Singapore, are now being installed, along with two edit suites that are being built using White Mark’s new Fast Studio panel-based construction system.

Buchanan says. “The studios will mainly be used for broadcast audio recording and mixing, but there is also the possibility that they will be used for video as well.”

White Mark specialises in production facilities for music recording and the film and television industries. It has designed and supervised the construction of more than 170 audio production suites worldwide, including over 100 in London’s Soho alone.

White Mark’s Managing Director David Bell says: “Working with Hogarth Worldwide emphasises White Mark’s strength, which has long been to combine high quality studio facility performance with consistency. It is important to all clients to know that their facility ranks with the best in the world but to Hogarth it is especially important that, when walking into any of their rooms worldwide, the monitoring conditions and voice over quality are utterly compatible. Thus, even for the editing suites, the Fast Studio system was chosen so that the achieved working environment is compatible USA with London, Singapore with Mexico and in all other locations in between. It is great to be asked to produce such a suite of facilities and for our approach to be recognised so globally.”

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About White Mark:
Established in 1997 by David Bell, John Dunnill, Derek Buckingham and Alan Cundell, White Mark Ltd specialises in production facilities for music recording and the film and television industries. Over the last decade it has designed and supervised the construction of over 170 audio production suites worldwide. The company’s impressive client list encompasses some of the world’s most famous music recording facilities including Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in the UK, Hit Factory in New York (for which the company won a coveted TEC Award for Best Acoustic Design), Hit Factory/Criteria Recording Studios in Miami, Strongroom in London and private studios for producers and musicians such as William Orbit and Damon Albarn. In the area of audio post production, White Mark has completed over 100 studios for more than 40 companies in Soho alone. The list includes Grand Central, Hackenbacker, Envy, Scramble, Lipsync, Molinare, Ascent Media, Wave and Boom. This impressive achievement means that a significant proportion of mainstream British television output passes through rooms designed by White Mark. www.whitemark.com

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