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NEW METRIC HALO WEBSITE DELIVERS A CLEAN, INTUITIVE USER EXPERIENCE

mh_new_website.JPGSAFETY HARBOR, FLORIDA: Metric Halo has completely revamped its website, bringing the crystalline clarity of modern design and functionality to its online presence. The new site, www.mhsecure.com (which is also accessible at the old address, www.mhlabs.com) offers users well-organized access to product information, product support, purchasing, and user-community wikis & list-serves. It is simple and intuitive to navigate and will make more

Revolabs Enhances HD Control Panel to Support Entire HD Line of Wireless Microphone Systems

Inspired by Customer Feedback, Additional New HD Line Features Include DIP Switch Display, Mute Groups, and an Expanded Control System API more

ASHLY AUDIO FR-8 AND FR-16 FADER REMOTE CONTROLS KEEP IT SIMPLE AT NORTH CAROLINA’S AG CENTER

FLETCHER, NORTH CAROLINA: With multiple, well-booked indoor and outdoor event spaces, something exciting is always happening at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center (WNCAg). On any given day, equestrian shows, dog shows, or gun shows may run in parallel with conventions, meetings, or workshops. For a week-and-a-half every summer, the North Carolina Mountain State Fair celebrates life in the Blue Ridge Mountains at WNCAg. The center recently updated the Davis Arena, which boasts 45,000 square feet of exhibition space plus meeting rooms and hospitality suites. In order to deliver reliable, sophisticated sound reinforcement, local A/V integrator B&R Audio deployed Ashly Audio amplifiers and signal processors, including a Pema Multi-Channel Amplifier with on-board Protea(tm) DSP Processor. To give the non-technical staff a transparent user interface, the company provided WNCAg with Ashly’s new FR-8 and FR-16 Networkable Remote Fader Controls.

“The Davis Arena supports a huge diversity of events,” said Bruce Jensen, president and owner of B&R Audio, who led the design and installation. “The center needed a very flexible sound reinforcement system that would allow any member of the staff to play music from a variety of input sources and deliver announcements that would be clearly intelligible. In a nutshell, they asked for input volumes and mutes as well as output volumes and mutes to a number of zones, including several far-flung buildings. But perhaps even more importantly, they wanted something that would not intimidate even the most technologically bashful user.” Jensen had worked with Ashly Audio before and caught wind of the FR-8 and FR-16 before they were officially released.

“Ashly’s FR-8 and FR-16 remote controllers were perfect for this installation,” continued Jensen. “And because Ashly’s support is so complete and reliable, I had no fear that I’d be stranded with a semi-functional beta if I pressed the company for an early model.” The FR-8 and FR-16 offer eight and sixteen faders and mutes, plus a master fader. The integrator has full control over which input, output, or mixer volumes are controlled by each fader, with flexible range limits and defaults. An Ashly ne24.24M DSP Matrix Processor handles all of the complex input processing, matrix logic, and output processing behind the scenes. Jensen was careful to set the fader limits and the ne24.24M’s output protection limiting in such a way that even a complete novice can do the system no harm.

Four Ashly Audio amplifiers provide power to the Davis Arena’s distributed loudspeakers. An ne2400.70 Two-Channel Networkable Amplifier rated at 1200W into 70V feeds an outdoor collection of Community R1-64Z weather-resistant horn-loaded loudspeakers. An ne800.70 Network Amp covers the bathrooms and corridors, with ne1600pe.70 and ne2400pe.70 Networkable Amplifiers powering the main exhibition hall. All indoor speakers are down-firing SoundTube models, which do an excellent job of keeping energy off the reverberant walls. Both main exhibition hall amplifiers deliver loudspeaker conditioning with integrated DSP. “Like everything with Ashly, when I buy the amps, I know I’m also getting the company,” said Jensen. “The stuff is solid, and on those rare instances when there is a problem, the people at Ashly are on it right away. Ashly installations always run smoothly.”

Because several of the buildings that require a music and/or announcement feed from the Davis Arena are quite distant, Jensen convinced the WNCAg for forego the miles of speaker cable (literally!) they had been using in favor of fiber optics. A MultiDyne DAM-1000 provides conversion on either end of a pilot feed. “They weren’t sure that they wanted to commit to fiber optics, so we did one trial run,” said Jensen. “They love it, and we’ll be upgrading the other distant feeds in the near future.” Every aspect of B & R Audio’s installation is future-proof. Jensen continued, “One of the nice features of the Ashly ne24.24M is that the input and output count is totally modular. So when the needs of the event center change, we can accommodate those changes without having to rip everything out.

As part of the renovation, the WNCAg added three classroom spaces that are large enough to require sound reinforcement. “It was the perfect application for Ashly’s Pema Multi-Channel DSP Amplifier,” said Jensen. “Because the Pema has everything I needed inside a two-rack space unit, the installation was simple, quick, and reliable.” The Ashly Pema 4250 four-channel delivers input conditioning, switching logic, and loudspeaker conditioning (again for SoundTube loudspeakers). Similar to the FR-8 and FR-16 in the big room, each classroom has an Ashly neWR-5 wall-mounted remote control that allows users to easily select inputs and volumes.

ABOUT ASHLY AUDIO With a greater than thirty-seven year history, Ashly Audio Inc. is recognized as a world leader in the design and manufacturing of quality signal processing equipment and power amplification for use in the commercial sound contracting and professional audio markets.

www.ashly.com

RFvenue RELEASES UNIQUE LONG RANGE UHF ANTENNA FOR WIRELESS MICROPHONES AND IEMs

rfvenue_cp_beam.JPGASHLAND, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 2012: RFvenue, maker of innovative remote antenna products for production wireless, announced today that it has released its high-gain, foldable, circularly polarized CP Beam(tm) Antenna for sale to audio/visual integrators, location sound mixers, broadcast engineers, and touring companies.

“The patent-pending CP Beam is a convenient, easy-to-use, full-size beam antenna for long-range applications that can be very quickly utilized when needed,” remarked RFvenue CEO, Chris Regan. “Customers wanted a compact and durable high-gain antenna without the size, weight, and additional cost of hard plastic or metal designs. It’s great that it folds up for storage, yet is quickly deployable. There’s no need for a dedicated flight case to store the CP Beam – it fits in a two RU rack drawer when folded.”

Robert J Crowley, inventor of Crowley and Tripp microphone technology, and chief of the company, Soundwave more

Wohler Technologies 2012 NAB Show Product Preview

2012 NAB Show Product Preview
Booth N5211
Wohler Technologies more

Chyron 2012 NAB Show Product Preview

2012 NAB Show Product Preview
Chyron
Booth SL1510

Chyron HQ
5 Hub Drive
Melville, NY 11747 USA
www.chyron.com

Chyron PR Contact:
Allyson Patanella
Marketing/PR Coordinator
Tel: +1 (631) 845-2102
Email: apatanella@chyron.com

Agency Contact:
Sarah Schraad
Wall Street Communications
Tel: +1 (303) 567-4048
Email: sarah@wallstcom.com

Company Overview:
Chyron (NASDAQ: CHYR) is a leading provider of Graphics as a Service for on-air and digital video applications including newsrooms, studios, sports broadcasting facilities, and corporate video environments. An Emmy(R) Award-winning company whose products have defined the world of digital and broadcast graphics, Chyron’s graphics solutions include the Axis World Graphics online content creation software and order management system, on-air graphics systems, clip servers, channel branding, and graphics asset management solutions, all of which may be incorporated into the company’s BlueNet(TM) end-to-end graphics workflow. More information about Chyron products and services is available on the company websites: www.chyron.com and www.axisgraphics.tv. The company’s investor relations information is at www.chyron.com via the “Investors” link.

Chyron Products at the 2012 NAB Show:

Channel Box² (v.4.6) Branding and Promo System
At the 2012 NAB Show, Chyron will showcase its newly enhanced Channel Box² (v. 4.6). Channel Box² is a channel branding system that features 2D/3D design with a complete data acquisition toolset for all branding applications. Built on Chyron’s Lyric technology, Channel Box² allows users to access any data — RSS feeds, traffic, financial, weather, elections, tickers, promos, snipes, and more — and publish it on-air anywhere, anytime.

New Channel Box² software (v. 4.6) introduces an asset viewer that allows an operator to validate, package, and query assets, as well as new data binding tools for improved panel control. Additional new features include locking scenes and copy/paste/reverse functionality, all of which can be coupled with a scene list that allows groups of scenes to be created and stylized.

Image Link: www.wallstcom.com/Chyron/ChannelBox.zip
Caption: Chyron Channel Box² Branding and Promo System

MediaMaker
Chyron will demonstrate MediaMaker, a new technology that seamlessly integrates Chyron graphics with file-based workflows. MediaMaker extends Chyron graphics capabilities to a wide range of editing and third party applications. MediaMaker gives video editors and graphic designers access to the same graphics and animations that are being used live on the air. MediaMaker also takes producer-created graphics from a wide range of newsroom systems for painless repackaging into the edit suite. Edit applications such as Apple(R) Final Cut Pro(R), Adobe(R) Premiere(R) Pro, and Adobe(R) After Effects(R) are now easy to integrate with MediaMaker and the Chyron graphics workflow suite.

Desktop Multi-Viewer
This software-based application gives any operator, including a master control operator, the ability to monitor and control multiple remote desktop systems simultaneously from a single desktop within a single application. The Desktop Multi-Viewer displays each system in a view-only grid view without affecting any on-air devices. If needed, the operator can easily manage and control a particular playout system by maximizing the view of that system. The Multi-Viewer is based on VNC technology, with the Multi-Viewer application acting as the client, and is compatible with most VNC servers in use today.

Image Link: www.wallstcom.com/Chyron/desktop_multiviewer_monitor.zip
Caption: Desktop Multi-Viewer

Axis World Graphics
Axis World Graphics is the world’s only cloud-based graphics creation system designed specifically for broadcasters. Axis World Graphics simplifies, streamlines, and facilitates the graphics creation process, enabling artists, reporters, production assistants, and news producers to create broadcast-quality graphics using their own graphics packages. Combining award-winning technology and functionality, proven integration, and point-and-click customization, Axis World Graphics allows users to create templates in Chyron’s award-winning Lyric PRO 8.1 software, further streamlining integration within the broadcaster’s existing workflow or within Chyron’s BlueNet(TM) workflow. Several new features have recently been introduced to the system, including fully integrated electronic order management, asset management, and integrations with Apple(R) Final Cut Pro(R) and Adobe(R) Premiere(R) Pro video editing, all of which are designed for ease of use and maximum workflow efficiency.

Image Link: www.wallstcom.com/Chyron/AxisWorld.zip
Caption: Axis World Graphics

BlueNet(TM) Graphics Creation and Playout
Chyron will also demonstrate BlueNet(TM), a comprehensive solution that fully addresses broadcasters’ requirements for streamlined end-to-end graphics workflows. BlueNet leverages Chyron’s acclaimed suite of graphics tools for ordering and graphics asset management, collaborative graphics creation, and real-time playout. Integration with Axis World Graphics, Chyron’s cutting-edge cloud-based services offering, extends the power of BlueNet workflows to speed even the most advanced graphics to air.

In fast-paced news or sports workflows that require many complex graphics, BlueNet minimizes the cycle time from creation to air. Order management tools allow producer-driven content to move smoothly into a rundown, and easily accessible templates enable instant and efficient collaboration in preparing graphics.

Lyric PRO 8.1 Graphics Creation Software
Chyron’s Lyric PRO 8.1 graphics creation software continues to put the broadcaster in control of the graphics. With new scriptless conditional intelligent transitions across multiple systems and delivery of superior-quality real-time 3D animations, Lyric PRO 8.1 enables users to improve the look of on-air graphics with ease and accuracy. Cloud-based content creation tools are a significant part of Chyron’s product roadmap, and they’ve been extended to Lyric PRO 8.1 with the introduction of Web-enabled control over Lyric messages and playout. With native support for stereoscopic 3D, scriptless transitions, and touch screen-enabled graphics, Lyric PRO 8.1 is a worldwide leader for sports and news applications.

Image Link: www.wallstcom.com/Chyron/LyricPRO8.zip
Caption: Lyric PRO 8 Graphics Creation Software

Company Event: Chyron will hold its 2012 NAB Press Conference on Sunday, April 15 at 8 a.m. in the LVCC, Room 242. More details will be forthcoming soon.

Company Quote: “The 2012 NAB Show promises to be an exciting event for Chyron this year, and will feature several new enhancements to our award-winning line-up,” said Bonnie Barclay, chief marketing officer at Chyron. “Broadcasters around the world require cost-effective 2D and 3D graphics solutions that facilitate a more efficient production workflow, and Chyron continues to provide solutions to meet these specific needs, including our Axis World Graphics cloud-based platform and Channel Box² channel branding system.”

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Christie Helps Texas Drive-Ins Light Up ‘The Big Picture’

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and with the installation of award-winning Christie® digital cinema projectors at two of the Lone Star State’s most popular drive-in theaters, they are now also the brightest. The Big Sky Drive-In in Midland and the Stars and Stripes in Lubbock, both featuring outdoor screens up to 90 ft wide, now offer a superior movie viewing experience thanks to Christie’s DLP Cinema® projectors, which are recognized as the brightest and most powerful in the industry.

“Drive-in theaters have always been a romantic business venture that faced many technical challenges,” noted Craig Sholder, vice president, Entertainment Solutions at Christie. “The limited amount of light that can be projected on the screen from even the most powerful film projectors is not always sufficient to compete with the ambient light of the outdoors. This has often seriously affected the quality of the projected image and undermined the movie-viewing experience for many patrons. Christie projectors are ideally suited for the outdoor environment where ease of operation – especially to focus and scale images – and high brightness levels are critical.”

Thinking Big
As a major sponsor of the 12th annual convention for the United Drive-In Theatre Owners Association (UDITOA), February 6 – 9, in Kissimmee, Florida, Christie is partnering with dealers such as Sonic Equipment Company to help lead America’s drive-in theaters into the digital age. Backed by more than 80 years in the exhibition industry, Christie is offering complete, turn-key solutions that include design, consultation, installation and support services. As well, Christie can provide interested customers with 24/7 support and maintenance through its Network Operations Center (NOC), located in Cypress, California.

Among the first drive-ins in the country to “see the light” of digital technology were the
Stars & Stripes and the Big Sky drive-ins – the first multi-screen drive-ins in the country. Christie projectors, rated at 30,000 ANSI lumens of brightness, covered their entire screen surfaces with the sharpest digital images ever seen in a drive-in theater.

A Big Improvement at The Big Sky
Big Sky owner Sam Kirkland opened in October 2005 with two screens, both using 35mm projectors. He added a third screen in 2007. Two of Big Sky’s three screens are 45 ft by 90ft, with parking spaces for 436 cars and 382 cars; the third screen, at 35 ft by 70 ft, can handle 198 cars. The conversion to Christie digital projectors was done by Sonic Equipment Company, of Iola, Kansas.

“When a drive-in goes to digital movies, it’s a big difference from film, and audiences see the difference immediately,” said Sam Kirkland, owner of The Big Sky. “Our Christie projector gives us a gorgeous picture and our customers love it!”

Lamont Furlow, the 60-year old general manager of Big Sky, whose parents managed a local drive-in theater, recalled that he was virtually born into the movie theater business.

“Directly or indirectly, I’ve been in the exhibition business all my life, and have a special passion for the drive-in,” he said. “I’m not real computer literate, but when we had some initial challenges the first week, we called our Christie representative and he talked us through the situation right over the phone. The show started on time and the entire system has worked beautifully every since!”

Most importantly, Furlow noted, “Now that we’re digital, lighting the screen is no longer an issue. Our patrons enjoy even the darkest scenes in a movie.”

In the past, Big Sky also had serious problems getting the picture focused when running 35mm projectors. “With Christie digital projectors, it’s now in perfect focus,” he said. “My immediate reaction when we showed our first movie in digital was, ‘That can’t be my screen!”

He added: “We couldn’t be more pleased with our new Christie projectors.”

A Bright Idea at the Stars & Stripes
Ryan Smith had fond childhood memories of working in his grandparents’ indoor theater, as well as nights spent at the local drive-in. In 2003, at the age of 24, he opened the Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatre with two screens and two used 35mm projectors, assisted by his parents.

Today, with two screens that measured 35 ft by 70 ft, and one measuring 45 ft by 90ft, the earliest lesson he learned about drive-in theaters, said Smith, was that, “you just can’t get enough light on those big screens.”

Smith selected Christie projectors, financing the cost of the digital conversion himself. Sonic Equipment Company of Iola, Kansas, supervised the installation and helped to train Smith and his staff.

The impact was instantaneous. According to Smith, in the first week they opened, “People noticed that something was different. They realized the picture was brighter. And I was thrilled to provide my customers with ‘indoor-movie’ picture quality.”

Smith is now eager to explore the expansion of his business with new kinds of content, such as sporting events, concerts, and cultural performances. “We were always constrained by film,” he said. “With digital, there are no limitations. We are very pleased with our Christie projectors.”

“Our customers have all praised the outstanding image quality of Christie digital projectors and we love their ease of use, and their low cost of operation,” said Steve Zimmerman, director of business development at Sonic. “As a Christie certified partner, we look forward to helping America’s drive-ins enter the digital age and bring a new level of entertainment to the next generation of moviegoers and beyond.”

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STUDER TAKES BROADCAST ACADEMY TO SAN DIEGO

Studer Broadcast Academy is continuing in San Diego next week, February 14-16, at the TV Magic facilities. The Broadcast Academy sessions include hands-on training for Studer’s Vista consoles as part of certification modules that will provide engineers with proof of efficiency with the Vista line. In addition, the Open House sessions offer product demonstrations, with no requirement to pursue certification.

When: February 14-16, 2012
Where: TV Magic
8112 Engineer Road
San Diego, CA 92111
www.tvmagic.tv

*The sessions will be held in the Harman SBA truck located on the premises.

Schedule:
February 14: Open House (10 AM-6 PM)
February 15: SBE Chapter 36 Meeting: “Relink and Remote Access”
February 16: Studer Broadcast Academy: Morning Session (9 AM-12 PM); Afternoon Session (2 PM-5 PM)

Further details are available at usa.studer.ch and more SBA and Open House dates will be added in the near future.

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New High-Performance, Large-Venue Projectors from Mitsubishi Electric

New High-Performance, Large-Venue Projectors from Mitsubishi Electric

Designed for Houses of Worship, Malls, Museums, Large Meeting Rooms

IRVINE, Calif., February 7, 2012 — Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc. today announced its new XL7100U, WL7200U and UL7400U high-brightness LCD projectors designed for large venues such as meeting rooms, church sanctuaries, museums and auditoriums. With up to 6000 lumens, multiple lens options and a wide range of resolutions, these projectors can display large-screen presentations, film, data and images that have a lasting impact.

“These new projectors combine our highest quality lenses with advanced image-processing technology to create bold, vivid images,” said Wayne Kozuki, product manager, Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc.

Mitsubishi’s new XL7100U, WL7200U, and UL7400U projectors are ideal for use in malls, casinos and other performance spaces such as planetariums or vision tunnels, where designers and artists can create and showcase visually stimulating images on curved, bent, or arched surfaces. All three new Mitsubishi models offer 360-degree projection and geometric warping so images can be created on curved screens or surfaces, in either front- or rear-projection mode, ahead, behind, on the floor or a ceiling.

“These projectors’ multiple connectivity options allow them to meet almost any architectural requirement, and Mitsubishi’s reputation for reliability makes these LCD projectors a great choice for designers and systems integrators,” said Kozuki.

Each LCD projector features advanced technologies and the same design; they vary in brightness and resolution for increased installation flexibility. The XL7100U offers 1024×768 resolution with 6000 lumens; the WL7200U offers 1280×800 resolution with 5500 lumens; and the UL7400U offers 1920×1200 resolution at 5000 lumens.

For exceptional projector performance, Mitsubishi incorporates extra-low dispersion glass into its 17-lens, 13-cluster structure to produce brilliant colors while reducing chromatic aberration. Each of the six colors (red, green, blue, yellow, cyan and white) can be controlled and refined independently to create a broad range of color gamuts for excellent image reproduction.

Mitsubishi’s innovative Super Resolution image-processing algorithm analyzes and corrects blurred components of an original image so the projectors reproduce fine details with remarkable clarity.

Mitsubishi’s new XL7100U, WL7200U and UL7400U projectors offer powered zoom, focus and vertical and horizontal lens shift, so placing an image on a screen is easily done with a touch of a button. Four optional lenses designed in a bayonet mount offer simple release-and-turn removal, making lens changes quick and easy.

Each projector features a new roll-up filter to help save on maintenance time and costs. The cartridge-type filter can be set to roll automatically every 500, 750 or 1,000 hours to reduce the accumulation of dust. Manual winding is also available, allowing quick and easy access to a clean filter.

Users can enjoy big, bright, bold images for up to 4,000 hours* of lamp life before lamp service is needed. The projector’s stand-by (low) mode uses less than 0.3 watts of power and the projectors also feature an automatic power-off setting, both of which help to conserve energy and avoid waste.

The XL7100U and WL7200U projectors are currently available through Mitsubishi’s network of authorized dealers; the UL7400U will be offered in March. Each comes with Mitsubishi’s three-year limited warranty on parts and labor, and a one-year limited warranty on the lamp. These projectors are also covered by Mitsubishi’s award-winning three-year Express Replacement Assistance (ERA) Program, a nationwide comprehensive service provided for units under warranty that offers next business-day** replacement for down units.

“These three new LCD projectors show our commitment to using the best technology available in every projector we build to ensure the highest level of reliability and customer satisfaction,” said James Chan, vice president, marketing, Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc. “When you need reliable, brilliant display technology, think of Mitsubishi.”

About Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc.
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc. is a US subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation of Tokyo, Japan. Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc. manufactures and markets projectors, data wall display systems, LCD digital signage monitors and players, large-screen 3D DLP® televisions and the world’s first laser TV, LaserVue®. Other products include industrial printers, photo kiosks and digital photo printers, time lapse security recorders and DVRs.

For additional information about Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc. visit http://www.mevsa.com. You may also connect with Mitsubishi on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/MitsubishiDisplays) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/MitsuDisplays)

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*For an explanation of how this estimate was calculated, visit http://www.mitsubishi-presentations.com/wp-content/files_mf/lamp_and_lamp_life_document_v09132009.pdf. This estimate does not extend or otherwise modify any applicable warranty for the lamp. Actual lamp life will vary depending upon a number of factors, including individual usage and conditions.

**Dependent upon FedEx shipping schedules.

DLP is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact:
Nancy Napurski
Lionheart Communications
585-967-3348
nnapurski@lionheartpr.com

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High Resolution Engineering, Lightware U.S.A.and High Resolution Systems Score a Hat Trick for CES 2012 Keynotes

CES 2012

CES 2012

CES 2012 in Las Vegas celebrated the ability of three companies, all siblings, to come together and provide unique solutions for the Microsoft, Intel, Qualcomm and Ericsson keynote presentations. High Resolution Engineering provided the screen switcher processing technology for the keynotes, Lightware USA supplied hardware for Digital Multimedia Matrix Routing, and High Resolution Systems furnished the UDC control software and hardware options.

“Every year the CES keynotes are more challenging due to the growing number of mobile devices – tablets, cell phones and other handheld systems – that participants want to use as sources on screen for their presentations,” says High Resolution’s Drew Taylor. “CES is such a big show that you really need to have some experience under your belt to master the logistics. I’ve been doing the keynotes for the last four years and [High Resolution Partner] Mike Taylor has over a decade’s worth of CES credits. We spend about 10 days on site working with each group to ensure the maximum amount of rehearsal and set up time – we’re going nonstop!”

This year the Microsoft, Intel, Qualcomm and Ericsson keynotes in the Venetian Ballroom all featured multiple big screens that spanned the width of the space.

High Resolution Engineering provided the screen switching technology with Vista Spyders, Lightware routers, DVI cables and control systems. The Lightware UMX and HDMI and DVI routers were supplied by Lightware U.S.A., the US distributor of professional AV products manufactured by Lightware Visual Engineering in Budapest, Hungary. They were utilized for onstage demos of tablets and other HDMI handheld devices.

High Resolution Systems supplied UDC Software and UDC 400, Lightware Touch controllers front of house and Spyder Touch controllers backstage to switch the screens. High Resolution Systems’ own Universal Device Controller (UDC) software ran on a Microsoft Windows 7 tablet backstage for router control.

UDC software was also employed in Panasonic’s booth on the convention floor. UDC was used in conjunction with a PESA HD router to switch and route signals to a huge wall of monitors and to play back clip information on Grass Valley T2 iDDRs (Intelligent Digital Disk Recorders) and KG 4K and 8K video servers. UDC allowed the manufacturer to access the clip names of all the files in its playback servers and configure the buttons to recall certain clips. UDC also read timecode from the 4K server and executed presets based on timecode of the current playing clip. Todd Hewitt was the UDC consultant at the booth.

Also on the convention floor, High Resolution Engineering helped fulfill the equipment needs of the Canon booth, providing a Spyder X20 for image processing.

“Only our trio of companies can offer such a comprehensive technology-equipment-control solution for the high-profile keynotes and meet the needs of major manufacturers like Panasonic and Canon on the show floor,” says Drew Taylor.

About High Resolution Systems
High Resolution Systems, a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers is a company with a strong systems engineering and applications background. Its founders have decades of experience in the audio visual rental and staging industry, broadcast applications, A/V installations and system design. This combined experience allows them to provide the highest possible quality solutions to its customers in the most efficient manner. For more information, visit www.hrscontrol.com.

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