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Sennheiser and House of Blues Renew Marketing Alliance

Wedemark, Germany, February 6, 2012: Four years ago, audio specialist Sennheiser teamed up with the House of Blues – creator of a celebrated collection of intimate music venues. Sennheiser supplied a comprehensive set of its evolution series wired and wireless microphones and personal monitors, as well as Sennheiser headphones and Neumann microphones, to each of the House of Blues’ thirteen locations in the United States. The gear allowed House of Blues’ engineers to optimize sound reinforcement and provide robust RF solutions for the diverse performers that nightly take its stages. In addition, each company benefited from the cross-marketing exposure generated by the relationship. With such an obvious win for Sennheiser, the House of Blues, the musicians, and the concertgoers, both parties gladly renewed the marketing alliance.

Live music powerhouse Live Nation owns the House of Blues, which, in the two decades since opening its doors, has risen to become the USA’s preeminent live music venue for intimate shows. Each location is distinctively decorated with the world’s largest collection of folk art and serves top-drawer food and beverages. The fact that the House of Blues provides state-of-the-art sound reinforcement and lighting makes the venue a top choice of both local and national acts. Sennheiser’s Global Relations Manager for the Americas and Canada, Kristy Jo Winkler, worked with House of Blues to facilitate the renewal. “Our relationship with the House of Blues strengthens Sennheiser’s marketing at the MI and corporate levels,” she said. “Every night, musicians and engineers from around the globe experience the musicality and reliability of our microphones and RF equipment. We’re happy to continue such fantastic exposure.”

Matthew Scoggins, FOH Engineer at the House of Blues Los Angeles, commented, “No matter what the application, when clarity is of the utmost importance, I reach for a Sennheiser mic.” The House of Blues is set up with a full complement of gear, suitable for any of the diverse flavors of contemporary music that the House of Blues hosts. The kits include multiple models of evolution mics for backline and vocals, a couple of Neumann vocal mics and Sennheiser headphones. “The House of Blues prides itself on providing an ideal venue for both our artists and our guests,” said Dan Schartoff, VP Club and Theatre Productions for Live Nation. “Everyone loves the sound we’re getting with the Sennheiser gear, and we’re glad it will continue.”

Brian Fiegelman, A1 tech at House of Blues Dallas, agreed: “The Sennheiser e 900 Series mics are always my first choice. Their tailored frequency responses make it easy to mix everything from gospel to metal. In addition, the durability of their metal casings makes them almost indestructi¬ble… an essential asset that has allowed them to stand up to years of abuse on our Dallas stage!”

House of Blues Dallas production manager Thomas DeBeaudry said that Sennheiser’s robust performance often solves problems and makes Sennheiser devotees of touring engineers and bands. “We sit in a heavily saturated wireless environment,” he said. “On more than a few occasions, we have used our Sennheiser EM 2050 wireless package in place of a touring wireless package because of its ability to continuously scan and eliminate RF interference. We often find that the engineers and musicians prefer our rig due to its ease of use and its bulletproof performance. In addition, the smooth frequency response of the Sennheiser MMK 965-1 capsule generates a lot favorable comments.”

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SYMETRIX SOLUS 16 MEETS CURRENT AND FUTURE NEEDS OF SALT LAKE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – JANUARY 2012: When compared to its peers in other states, the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce is an especially active and involved institution. Nearly 8,000 businesses statewide hold membership and provide fully half of Utah’s 1,000,000 jobs. Its Salt Lake City headquarters is a bustling hive of activity, with multiple events, such as meetings, trainings, and seminars, scheduled every day. To accommodate a happily burgeoning request for event space, the Salt Lake Chamber worked with member business General Communications of Draper, Utah to expand and update the A/V systems in its executive conference and training rooms. With an eye toward future expansion, General Communications centered the new sound reinforcement equipment on a pair of Symetrix Solus 16 open-architecture, fixed-I/O signal processors.

“Of course, a chamber of commerce is all about helping member businesses make money, but, like every other chamber of commerce, the Salt Lake Chamber needs to use their financial resources judiciously,” said Ingolf de Jong, president of General Communications. “As a result, the budget was exceptionally tight.” The Salt Lake Chamber asked de Jong and General Communications system engineer Brandon Gramse to update the A/V system in the executive conference room, which subdivides into two separate rooms, and to add infrastructure to a larger training room that would allow it to subdivide into four smaller rooms.

“Like other clients that have existing equipment, they hoped we would be able to keep costs down by reusing the existing equipment,” explained de Jong. “However, using the existing equipment we ran into incompatibility issues. To make the Salt Lake Chamber future-proof and still stay within budget, Gramse based the design on Symetrix’ new Solus 16 processor. The Solus 16 offers powerful open-architecture DSP design within a fixed sixteen-input, eight-output frame. The fixed I/O makes the Solus 16 very affordable.

The setup itself is not unlike a small conference center, with the requisite flexibility to accommodate events of widely ranging nature and size. The systems for the executive conference room and the training rooms are entirely separate, and each gets its own Symetrix Solus 16. Two large Crestron touch panels and four smaller Crestron touch panels located in each subdivided space (six total) communicate with the Solus 16 audio processors and the Kramer VP-4x4k video matrix switchers to control audio and video source routing out to ceiling-mounted projectors and LCD displays. The executive conference room can be divided into two conference rooms, and in addition to VGA inputs each contain one owner-furnished Blu-ray player, whereas the training rooms each contain four owner-furnished Blu-ray players, one for each subdivided room. New Listen Technologies ListenPoint ceiling speakers powered by QSC amplifiers deliver clear, intelligible audio. The executive conference room takes four microphone inputs and two stereo line-level inputs, using only half of the Solus 16′s inputs. The training rooms require one stereo input per subdivision, plus two microphone inputs, for a total of ten.

“The Salt Lake Chamber wanted the new system to accommodate future conversion of adjacent office space into meeting space,” said Gramse. “The two Solus 16s have plenty of available inputs and outputs for those expansions. Although it would be simple to collapse the stereo inputs into mono inputs if they need it. In addition, the Solus 16′s open-architecture will allow us to program the requisite functionality for future systems without limitation. “Working with the people at Symetrix was a real pleasure. The sales support and the technical support are both excellent.” Chamber COO Heidi Walker stated that the chamber is extremely pleased with the system. General Communications provided excellent design, installation, and support for our facility. This system allows us to host people from around the world, effectively communicating the chamber message.

ABOUT SYMETRIX
Sound professionals rely upon the performance, value and reliability of audio mixing, routing and processing products from Symetrix. For more information on Symetrix professional audio products, please visit www.symetrix.co or call +1 (425) 778-7728.

EARL MILLER PRODUCTIONS UPGRADES TRUCK WITH FUJINON ZOOM AND ENG LENSES

Wayne, N.J. – FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division, has announced that Earl Miller Productions, Inc.—a mobile production and production services company in Austin, Texas—purchased six FUJINON lenses for its upgrades to EMP Unit Two. The 42-foot truck is regularly booked for live entertainment and sports productions nationwide.

The FUJINON lens package, which includes three XA66x9.3BESM box-style HD telephoto lenses and three ZA22x7.6BERD HD ENG lenses, will be used in conjunction with six new Ikegami HDK-79EC HD-native, multi-format camera systems. While Earl Miller Productions has been a long-time FUJINON customer, the company still did comparison shopping and shootouts to determine the best HD lenses for the truck. The final decision came down to a combination of price and service.

“When you make a significant investment in equipment, you want to go with a company that you know will stand behind its products well into the future,” said Mike Miller, vice president of Earl Miller Productions, Inc. “We expect these new lenses to still be in service five to 10 years down the road. As long-time users of FUJINON lenses, we were already happy with their service and the performance of their lenses.”

“But price was a critical factor as well,” Miller added. “When we compared FUJINON lenses to comparable, competing models, we found that FUJINON offered the best prices.”

Miller said that their camera crews were extremely happy with the efficient set-up and operational features offered by the new cameras and lenses, which arrived in mid-December 2011. “Unit 2” is the first of EMP’s three trucks to begin the HD transition. Targeting the medium-sized truck market, this mobile unit has a Grass Valley Kayak HD switcher, Chyron Duet, and EVS for replay.

“This truck was designed and built with HD production in mind, so the infrastructure is already HD-capable,” Miller said. “With this new camera/lens package, we’re beginning to replace elements to realize that transition. Other HD upgrades are also planned or have happened for our fly packs, post-production facilities, and fixed facilities we run throughout Texas.”

The FUJINON XA66x9.3BESM lens is a studio/field, box-type telephoto zoom lens for live HD event production. This XA Series lens offers a focal length of 9.3 to 615mm or 18.6 to 1230mm with a two-times extender. Designed for 2/3-inch cameras, the maximum relative aperture is 1:1.7 (9.3-325mm) or 1:3.2 (615mm). Full remote control via RS-232 serial data port is possible. For its lenses, Earl Miller Productions chose a semi-servo configuration, combining servo zoom control with manual focus.

The cameras can be mounted on studio tripods or jimmy jibs; as well as shoulder-mounted when used with the FUJINON ZA Select Series ENG/EFP lenses. With its 22x zoom range, the FUJINON ZA22x7.6BERD ENG lens offers a focal length of 7.6 to 167mm, or 15.2 to 334mm with the two-times extender. The maximum relative aperture ranges from 1:18 (7.6-120mm) to 1:2.5 (167mm), with features like inner focus, quick zoom, and zoom limit. The six lenses will be dedicated to Unit 2 truck operations.

“We take great care in choosing new equipment, such as cameras and lenses,” Miller added, “because our clients trust us to provide the best products for their shows.”

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of five operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division sells consumer and commercial photographic products and services including film, one-time-use cameras, online photo services and fulfillment, digital printing equipment and service. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras. The Motion Picture Division provides motion picture film, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides binoculars, and optical lenses for closed circuit television, videography, cinematography, broadcast and industrial markets. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. markets a range of Fujifilm products and services. For more information, please visit www.fujifilm.com/northamerica, or go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 16 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2010, and in the year ended March 31, 2011, had global revenues of $25.8 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.

* At an exchange rate of 86 yen to the dollar.

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FUJIFILM Optical Devices Division, 10 High Point Drive, Wayne, New Jersey 07470. Phone: 973-633-5600. Fax: 973-633-5216. Web site: http://www.fujifilmusa.com/products/optical_devices/index.html

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Now Shipping, VMP Features New DVR Lockbox for Mobile/Rackmount Applications at 2012 ISC West

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Feb. 6, 2012 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the security, commercial, CI, residential, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce it will debut its new DVR-MB1 Mobile/Rackmount DVR Lockbox at 2012 ISC West, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from March 28-30 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, booth 3080. Now shipping, the DVR-MB1 has an MSRP of $229.95.

“The DVR-MB1 is an alternative to our popular DVR-LB1 and DVR-LB2 DVR lockboxes,” explained Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products. “The DVR-MB1 has been designed specifically for the peace of mind of those who require the flexibility of DVRs being either portable or rack mounted in settings that may be prone to theft or vandalism.”

According to Fulmer, high-end electronics have become a staple in today’s security, CI, residential, and commercial marketplaces. As these expensive technologies and equipment, including DVRs, find homes in more and more commercial and professional settings, additional security measures need to be taken to insure these electronics are not harmed or stolen without compromising the unit’s functionality and portability.

Additional features of the VMP DVR-MB1 lockbox include:
• Interior dimensions 17in. W x 13.8in. D x 3in. H
• Lockbox is mountable on left, right, bottom, & rear sides for mobile applications
• Securing strips included for DVR in mobile applications
• Removable top for installation secured with security hardware
• Front door secured with key lock
• Single fan included and mounting locations for up to four fans
• Vent blockers included to control thermal flow through the box for rackmount applications
• Rackmounting ears included
• Black static resistant powder coat finish

For more information on the DVR-MB1 Mobile/Rackmount DVR Lockbox, please visit www.videomount.com or call (410) 643-6390 or toll free 877-281-2169. If you need help choosing the right mount for your application, try the Video Mount Finder at www.chooseamount.com.

About Video Mount Products
Born in 1994, Video Mount Products (VMP) is a leading provider of mounting solutions for the video, audio and security industries. VMP products consistently offer the latest designs in safety and flexibility, all at an outstanding value. VMP’s product offering continues to substantially grow by adding several mounting systems to address the increasing popularity of flat panel technology, both LCD and Plasma, as well as other growing segments across many markets.

VMP has become the mounting systems company of choice for professionals and their customers everywhere. All products have been engineered for and installed with confidence in thousands of residences, businesses, hotels, restaurants, schools, hospitals, houses of worship and security applications throughout the world. VMP prides itself on providing the best products in the industry and by supporting those products with knowledgeable professionals who understand that “support” is the core of the business.

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Premiere Audio Production Facility, Producers Video, Expand Business Capabilities with Fairlight’s XCS Constellation and Xynergi Consoles

BALTIMORE, Maryland – To help the world’s leading broadcasters and advertising agencies fully realize their ideas and visions, Baltimore, Maryland-based Producers Video relies on Fairlight’s XCS Constellation with the Xynergi as a center panel for a professional A/V solution. As Maryland’s premier film, video, audio production and post-production house, Producers Video runs campaigns for nationally known brands such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Under Armour and Toyota, among others.

The addition of Fairlight’s XCS Constellation to Producers Video’s facility has been a catalyst for its continued success and expansion. “We never want to turn away clients or work opportunities as the flexibility and options we receive with Fairlight products is our major strength,” says Bob Bragg, Senior Audio Engineer at Producers Video. “Since the installation, we’ve been able to evolve and learn to incorporate more features that help expand our business and capabilities.”

One of the benefits of Fairlight’s XCS Constellation and Xynergi is their flexibility to work with many file formats. Bragg notes, “Fairlight continues to add new levels of innovation by adding HD video to the timeline as well as the capability to import and export different file formats and VST plug-ins. The ability to work on audio and signal processing on every channel, without a separate program saves a great amount of time and helps to keep workflow constant. There is no need to launch another program or extension, and all the native EQ’s and dynamics are all instantly there.”

On a day-to-day basis, Bragg mentioned some of the challenges of production and how Fairlight consoles help to eliminate issues that can slow down workflow and productivity. The user-friendly footprint of the Constellation provides plenty of inputs and outputs, and the ability to instantly adjust feeds to send to other studios via ISDN with picture lock makes it easy to keep workflow constant.

“It’s great to work with other studios and be able to have both sessions running at the same time, helping to judge the performance and make creative decisions instantly even if you’re not on site. Many of the more compact systems don’t have the versatility and ease of use with parameter adjustments and routing that you get with Fairlight and the Constellation.”

The system comes with very good sounding native EQ and dynamics that are superior to most plug-ins Bragg has used. “The native processing really sounds rich and detailed plus you still have the five plug-ins available to drop in per channel if needed, giving multiple options,” stated Bragg.

“Other features we use often are the AAF import and EDL conform capability. We drag and drop multiple cuts onto a single timeline. When a version is finalized, it’s great to be able to access the original polyphonic broadcast wav files recorded during production. This gives us access to every microphone that was on set or location and can help us sort through the feeds to pick the best audio for the circumstance.”

Working under continuing deadlines makes maintaining constant workflow crucial. For one project, Bragg described that the timeline was extremely short and the project needed to be set up on Friday and mixed for completion by Monday. With no room for leeway, strict deadlines and a tight budget, the quality still needs to be at the highest level. “At Producers, we pride ourselves in being able to do everything in house; production, editing, motion graphics, audio, and color correction. With the Fairlight Constellation and Xynergi,” said Bragg. “We can do audio post for every kind of project. It is a very versatile tool and we use its networking strengths facility wide. We can have different engineers working on different aspects of the project and it’s extremely easy to bring it all together for the final version. We really rely on the gear to perform and push the project through workflow-wise.”

The intuitive layout and ease of use of the Fairlight consoles continue to make the learning process for engineers very easy. “The ongoing support we receive is impeccable. We are constantly reassured of our decision to go with Fairlight and continue to enjoy working with them and the systems,” Bragg continued. “It’s clear Fairlight truly cares about our professional needs.”

For more information on Producers Video, please visit: http://www.producers.tv

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About FairlightUS:
FairlightUS is headquartered in New Jersey USA and is the exclusive distributor for Fairlight products in the North American market. Fairlight has been at the forefront of digital audio development since its inception in 1975. Fairlight designs and manufactures media creation tools including digital audio recording, editing and mixing systems for standard and high definition audio post, broadcast and music production applications. www.fairlightus.com

About Fairlight:
Headquartered in Sydney, Australia Fairlight designs and manufactures media production systems powered by the company’s groundbreaking CC-1 FPGA digital processing engine. The Fairlight product range includes EVO, Xynergi and the new PyxisG2, all of which feature in the world’s leading broadcasters, commercial post facilities, music studios and film production studios. Fairlight has a rich tradition of innovation and development and is at the forefront of green computing technology.

ANTON/BAUER INTRODUCES GOLD MOUNT FOR NEW CANON EOS C300

Continues Commitment to Offering Innovative Power Solutions for Industry’s Hottest Cameras

SHELTON, CT, FEBRUARY 6, 2012—Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, is pleased to introduce its QRC-CA940 Gold Mount® solution for the new Canon EOS C300 camera. This latest introduction furthers the company’s commitment to developing power solutions for the industry’s top cameras.

The Canon EOS C300 was designed specifically to meet the demanding needs of today’s cinema industry professionals. Featuring a unique Super 35mm Canon CMOS sensor, revolutionary Canon DIGIC DV III image processor and 50 Mbps 4:2:2 codec, the EOS C300 provides outstanding cinema-quality movie capture in a modular and portable system. To help streamline battery management for Canon EOS C300 users, Anton/Bauer will simultaneously introduce the QRC-CA940, a 7/14 Gold Mount that provides 7.2V power to the camera via DC connector.

“While the QRC-CA940 operates similar to our other 7/14 Gold Mounts, this particular mount will have three PowerTap® outputs where typically we only have one,” says Shin Minowa, vice president of marketing and business development. “The more accessories we can power in addition to the camera, the better. Understanding our customers’ professional applications and goals, this Gold Mount was designed so that users will not have to monitor multiple batteries, therefore reducing downtime in the field, as well as the number of chargers needing to be transported.”

The QRC-CA940 was designed to be compatible with the company’s mounting bracket for 15- or 19-mm rod systems, the MATRIX Cheese Plate, or adapted to third-party support systems (15- or 19mm clamp kits sold separately).

For more information, please visit www.AntonBauer.com.

Leading Service Provider Selects T-VIPS’ Gateways for Transport of Real-time Video Over IP to its Broadcast Customers

Millburn, New Jersey –T-VIPS America Inc, a global leader in professional video transport solutions for contribution, distribution, and digital television, today announced that one of the top providers of IP-based metro and long-haul services has purchased T-VIPS TVG425 Transport Stream Gateways for real-time contribution and distribution of broadcast-quality, MPEG transport streams over its worldwide media and content delivery networks.

The Video Gateways will transport high-quality video all over the world for the company’s broadcast customers. Customers will range from those looking for global content delivery of a major live event over IP to enterprise video communications and wholesale customers. The TVG425’s leverage the inherent flexibility of IP and Ethernet and provide output diversity and input switching capabilities that enable cost effective and highly reliable IP video transport networks.

T-VIPS’ TVG425 provides transparent handling of up to 8 independent MPEG Transport Streams (TS), flexible interfacing with support for ASI, Ethernet and SONET/SDH. Each stream may be sent to multiple destinations over an IP network. The Video Gateways provide extensive real-time integrity monitoring of IP streams and the transport stream content, with graphical information about the various programs and their associated components. With its powerful monitoring and switching capabilities, the TVG425 can provide redundancy protection for all its input streams.

For further information:

Robin Hoffman, Pipeline Communications, +1 973 746 6970, robinhoffman@pipecomm.com.

About T-VIPS

T-VIPS, a global leader in professional video transport solutions for contribution, distribution and Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), offers a comprehensive portfolio of powerful, efficient and intelligent solutions for processing and transporting high-quality video. T-VIPS’ close involvement in video standards bodies, leadership in JPEG2000, expertise in IP and transport stream multiplexing, processing and monitoring results in state-of-the-art technology that makes complex broadcast network operations simpler and preserves the integrity of high-end video streams.

T-VIPS solutions are utilized in many demanding applications, including 1080/60p, 3DTV, alternative content for digital cinema, live HD sports and news back-haul, and the transport of HDTV programming over IP networks. T-VIPS is leading the IP-based video network revolution by empowering high-profile network operators, broadcasters and post-production customers in over 50 countries with innovative solutions that deliver significant operational and financial benefits. The privately-held company is based in Oslo, Norway, with Americas’ headquarters in New Jersey.

For further information, visit: www.t-vips.com

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SnapAV’s New Episode Soundbars and LCRs Boast Superior Sound, Installation Conveniences and Lifetime Warranty

Episodes New OnWall LCRs

Episode's New OnWall LCRs

Charlotte, NC – February 6, 2012 – Episode Speakers (www.episodespeakers.com) –- the audio brand of custom solutions manufacturer SnapAV — is now shipping its first Soundbars and On-Wall LCRs. Shown for the first time at 2011 CEDIA EXPO, the models are the newest additions to an already robust 2nd generation lineup of home theater and 2-channel loudspeakers (presently totaling 73 models – many critically acclaimed), that have steadily come to market these past 24 months.

Containing 3-front-channels-in-1 for positioning underneath the flat panel TV in entertainment room and bedroom settings, the Episode 300 Series Soundbars are available in 30- and 40-inch widths at $499 and $599 MSRP respectively. For use as either individual front channel or surround sound speakers, also new are Episode 300 Series On-Wall LCRs for medium and large-sized TVs at $199 and $299 MSRP respectively. more

XPAND Delivers Quality and Compatibility for Professional AV Market at ISE 2012

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – At Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2012, XPAND is showcasing an array of solutions for 3D video display in professional AV environments, highlighted by XPAND’s YOUniversal 3D Electronic Eyewear. Providing unprecedented compatibility and world-class active 3D display technology, XPAND’s YOUniversal Electronic Eyewear is ideal for a variety of commercial applications including museums, theme parks and simulators.

“3D technology is becoming increasingly popular in professional audio/video environments where immersive and engaging displays can provide a more memorable experience for customers,” said Maria Costeira, CEO of XPAND. “While XPAND has always been the market leader in terms of 3D quality, our YOUniversal Electronic Eyewear also makes us the only manufacturer in the world to provide a truly universal 3D glasses solution, making them ideal for commercial applications.”

XPAND’s YOUniversal 3D Electronic Eyewear not only provides the highest-quality 3D experience on the market; it also allows users to view 3D content across different brands of televisions and different types of displays, and can be configured to communicate with infrared (IR), Bluetooth (BT) and radio frequency (RF) 3D systems. XPAND YOUniversal Electronic 3D Eyewear also provides remarkable comfort and style, with a lightweight and ergonomic design.

“Compatibility across multiple 3D platforms is crucial in many commercial spaces,” Costeira added. “An art museum, for example, might offer several exhibits in 3D, in different rooms with different types of displays—including theaters. This would be extremely expensive, time-consuming and a logistical nightmare with conventional 3D glasses. XPAND YOUniversal 3D Electronic Eyewear solves these problems and will help drive the continuing adoption of 3D systems in the professional AV market.”

For more information on XPAND, please visit www.xpand.me

About XPAND 3D:
The global leader in the 3D technologies for home, business, education, cinema, military and medical applications, XPAND is committed to advancing the state-of-the art in technology to provide consumers, businesses, educators and medical professionals with the comprehensive advantages of stereoscopic 3D. XPAND provides glasses on a linear scale from the most advanced and feature-packed for sophisticated surgical, training and home theater to more ruggedized and affordable for cinema and mass market use. X6D Limited is a global company whose products and services are marketed under the XPAND brand name. XPAND 3D technology is used by over 5,000 3D cinemas in more than 50 countries and is the 3D solution of choice for post-production houses, educational and professional 3D applications. XPAND designs, manufactures and OEMs a range of consumer electronics 3D solutions that are driving the 3D revolution.

NanoLumens Installs First NanoSlim Display at a Cosmetics Store in New York

NanoLumens® is taking customer engagement to a entirely new level with the installation of a NanoSlim™ LED display in the front window of a brand new retail cosmetics store in New York’s SoHo shopping and arts neighborhood. According to NanoLumens President & CEO Rick Cope, the installation, which was made at the M·A·C Cosmetics store, marks the first time the company’s revolutionary “digital wallpaper” is being installed in a fixed retail installation, and it points the way to the future of compelling retail customer engagement.

“SoHo represents the cutting edge in art, retail, and fashion,” Cope said today. “It attracts millions of visitors from all over the world. Retailers looking to make a lasting impression on this very discerning audience know that they have to go beyond the ‘usual’ methods of engaging and holding the attention of consumers. They have to stop them in their tracks and immerse them in a messaging environment that compels them to enter the store. Our first fixed retail installation is designed to do just that.”


Indeed, the NanoSlim display installed in the SoHo store will most certainly stop consumers in their tracks. It measures 4.5’ wide by 9’ tall and is less than 3 inches deep, allowing the retailer to maximize valuable retail floor space. The display boasts a seamless 4mm pixel pitch with stunning resolution, high brightness and superior off-axis viewing angles to effectively engage consumers from any distance or viewing angle.

Diversified Media Group (DMG), which installed the NanoFlex display, sees a bright future for businesses and venues that utilize the amazingly versatile and eye-popping technology, according to DMG President John Melillo.

“Our designers and engineers were excited about the NanoLumens displays from the very first time they saw them,” Melillo said. “They really are unlike any other displays on the market today—they’re lightweight, ultra-bright and rugged, so they are capable for use in popular retail stores, as well as transportation centers and other large high-traffic venues. These displays will breeze through bumps and splashes that would knock out other displays. Our experiential design team recognizes that what really sets the NanoLumens displays apart is they can be built to any size with no bezels—there’s no lines or breaks in the picture at any size imaginable, custom built to fit any application.”

According to Cope, consumers have learned to tune out traditional video displays in public just as they have learned to fast-forward through commercials on their home’s DVR.

“Whether in SoHo or in a shopping mall where stores are all vying for the attention of millions of shoppers each year, traditional displays have become ineffective in engaging and holding the consumer’s attention,” Cope said. “When people pass by a storefront and see stunning seamless visuals on a 9-foot tall, 4.5-foot wide video display just inside the doors, they can’t help but stop and check it out.”

First introduced in 2010, NanoLumens award-winning LED displays remain the only solution of their kind. NanoLumens is the only company in the world able to reliably manufacture ultra-thin and lightweight, easy-to-install and maintain, seamless 4mm pixel pitch flexible LED displays in virtually any shape or size to meet each customer’s unique requirements.

Designed and assembled entirely in the United States, NanoLumens displays are now available in both flexible and non-flexible frames in four product lines: NanoFlex™ and NanoFlex Wrap flexible displays; NanoSlim™ non-flexible rectangular displays; and NanoShape™ non-flexible round, square, and triangular displays.

Combined, the Diversified Companies, headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey, (www.divmedia.net) account for more than $125 million in revenue, handling full service integration and development of managed network solutions. Diversified Systems and its sister companies—Diversified Media Group, Sky Web Digital Media and DiamondLYTE—provide aggregated media, technology consulting, engineering, management and integration services to the broadcast & cable, Fortune500, sports & entertainment, out of home advertising, education, government, retail and healthcare markets.

Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, NanoLumens, Inc. (www.nanolumens.com) is a privately held corporation engaged in the research, product development and component design for unique flexible displays that address a yawning technology gap in the $14 billion digital display industry. NanoLumens has built a portfolio of more than 20 international families of issued and filed patents on its flexible display technology that effectively address the commercial market void between relatively small flat-panel displays and huge, limited application LED boards. NanoLumens technology is not constrained by standard sizes and shapes, or by the size, noise and cost issues associated with commercial LED products.

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