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SmithsonMartin to Demonstrate Emulator Dual View System, Kontrol Surface 1974 and Emulator 1.0 Software at WMC

MIAMI BEACH, 15 March 2012— Multi-touch software developer SmithsonMartin Inc., announced that it will demonstrate its latest solutions for DJs, producers and lighting professionals at the WMC (Winter Music Conference) in Miami Beach on Wednesday, March 21st. The Emulator Dual View System, Kontrol Surface 1974 and the recently introduced Emulator Modular 1.0 software are among the products that will be featured in a private demonstration hosted by Alan Smithson, CEO of SmithsonMartin.

“The Emulator Kontrol Surface 1974 is a big step forward in multi-touch performance tools. Not only does it look cool, but provides just the right size interface with a small footprint that is travel friendly. I’m looking forward to integrating it into my sets” – Morgan Page, DJ, Producer & Two-Time Grammy Nominee

The new Emulator Modular 1.0 software extends the functionality and flexibility of the Emulator control platform, allowing users to leverage an unprecedented degree of control and flexibility over settings and parameters. Details on the event are below. For RSVP information, please contact Corey at 1-305-482-3005 or contact corey@korlighting.com.

– What: Private demonstration of the SmithsonMartin Emulator Dual View System, Kontrol Surface and Emulator Modular 1.0 software by CEO Alan Smithson
– Where: KOR Media and Lighting Studio, 2021 NW 1st Place, Miami, Fla. 33127
– When: Wednesday, March 21, 2012between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
– Who should attend: DJs, Producers and Lighting Professionals

Separately, to coincide with its latest software release, SmithsonMartin announced a price restructuring on its Emulator software. Effective immediately, all Emulator software costs just $99 for a lifetime license, including all upgrades and future updates of Emulator for MS Windows X86. Between now and March 31st, SmithsonMartin will offer a $500 discount on any of its hardware to customers who have purchased software at the previous price of $499.

“Even though we have just launched Emulator Modular 1.0, it has already become very well received in the press and wildly popular among users in the DJ universe and beyond,” commented Alan Smithson. “The next logical step for us its to make it more economical and widely accessible to an expanded user base. As a measure of goodwill to customers who have already purchased licenses at the higher price, we are offering very significant discounts on any of our hardware items.”

For more information on attaining a lifetime license on Emulator software or to learn about the discount program for prior purchases, please visit http://www.smithsonmartin.com/software

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WIRELESS FIRST/CLAIR GLOBAL DELIVER ANOTHER NBA ALL-STAR SLAM DUNK

nba_allstar_weekend2012.JPGORLANDO, FLORIDA – MARCH 2012: This season’s NBA All-Star Weekend, which included “rising stars” contests, a slam dunk contest, and similar events in the run up to Sunday night’s big game, took place at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Although basketball took its rightful place at the center of the festivities, performances by Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Chris Brown, and Ne-Yo with Nayer framed the event, and high-energy audio set the tone throughout. Even the American and Canadian national anthems, sung by Mary J. Blige and Neverest, respectively, were amped. As they did last year, NBA Entertainment entrusted Wireless First/Clair Global with the monumental task of (1) handling wired and wireless audio for all of the performers and events and (2) delivering it to the house and to the broadcast feeds, in addition to providing behind-the-scenes communications.

“The challenges of the NBA All-Star more

MUSICAL POLYMATH JACK HALE DOTES ON METRIC HALO

jack_hale.JPGSAFETY HARBOR FLORIDA – MARCH 2012: Jack Hale does it all, and he does it all well. An instrumentalist, a musician, a composer, an engineer, and a producer, Hale has enjoyed a storybook career. Inspired by the successful and meaningful lives of his father and uncle, musicians both, Hale took up the trumpet at thirteen and quickly obtained a virtuosic proficiency that earned him a place in the music department at the University of Memphis. Hale befriended John Fry and Joe Hardy, and they gave him the keys to Ardent Studio to use as he wished in the off hours. Meanwhile, Hale was selected as the trumpet player in the Memphis Horns and had a hit single to his credit at the tender age of twenty (on Al Green’s “Full Of Fire”). While touring as a trumpet player with Johnny Cash, Cash recognized Hale’s more

Haivision’s KulaByte(TM) and HyperStream(TM) Used to Stream SXSW to Global Audience

KulaByte Live Internet Encoder and HyperStream Cloud Transcoding Drive High-Quality Multiscreen Delivery of NPR Music Showcase

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — March 15, 2012 — Haivision Network Video today announced that its KulaByte(TM) Traveler live Internet encoder, supported by the company’s HyperStream(TM) cloud transcoding service, is powering multiscreen worldwide video delivery of performances from South by Southwest (SXSW). The Haivision solution enables live streaming of National Public Radio’s “South by Southwest: Live From Austin” music showcase, including three days of music at Stubbs and the Parish, as well as Bruce Springsteen’s SXSW keynote at http://www.npr.org/event/music/147357853/sxsw-2012. During SXSW, Haivision’s KulaByte technology also will power live concerts from the Fader Fort available at www.fuse.tv, and music from Music Fog available at www.musicfog.com/live-broadcast. more

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ASHLY ENTERS THE COMMERCIAL SOUND ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY

ashly_tm360.JPGWEBSTER, NEW YORK – MARCH 2012: With the introduction of the new TM-360 mixer/amplifier, Ashly Audio has entered the commercial sound electronics industry. This is Ashly’s first product in this genre and heralds their commitment to providing quality products to this growing segment of the audio marketplace. The first product in this line, the TM-360, is a three-Input 60W mixer/amplifier that offers input and output flexibility coupled with energy efficiency. The TM-360 has the capability to automatically switch into a stand-by mode if no audio input is received for 25 minutes, thus reducing the current draw.

The TM-360, along with other new products in this series will be covered by Ashly’s five-Year Warranty, which many dealers and end-users believe is among the best-administered and supported manufacturer warranties in the industry.

“Our review of the Commercial Sound Electronics market showed a lack of more

Bright Technologies To Present New Generation of BrightDrive at NAB 2012

COMPACT AND POWERFUL APPLIANCES TARGET MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

Reno, USA — Bright Technologies, Inc., developer of advanced technology for shared media, has announced plans to present its new generation of BrightDrive servers at NAB 2012. Designed and developed to address the rigorous demands of the media and entertainment industry, BrightDrive Procyon and BrightDrive Triton answer the industry’s need for economical, compact, eco-friendly media file servers with a unique set of features and functionalities that dramatically increase productivity and maximize profitability via real-time collaboration between all clients.

The servers incorporate Bright’s best-of-class software, including the astonishing new patent-pending BrightClip 2.0 advanced recording technology. The latest BrightClip release is faster and smarter than ever. More than just file allocation, it permanently overcomes the industry-wide problem of degradation by eliminating fragmentation, randomization and inter-leaved frames.

NEW PRODUCTS
BrightDrive Procyon, the next generation of Bright’s G2 Pro, packs a powerful punch from a compact 3U footprint. The high-availability server utilizes integrated connectivity, eliminating the need for extraneous components, to offer an outstanding out-of-the-box experience. Procyon features a groundbreaking hardware platform plus a current and stable software foundation – including support of StorNext 4.2.

BrightDrive Triton
The new BrightDrive Triton elevates BrightDrive G2, its predecessor, to a higher level. The new server answers the need for an attractively priced, green solution that only occupies a single rack unit. Triton also supports StorNext 4.2.

In addition to their fresh look, BrightDrive’s Procyon and Triton eco-friendly designs lower cooling requirements and significantly reduce power costs. The servers’ agnostic architecture allow facilities to seamlessly interface with their preferred applications, protocol, resolution, and formats, eliminating the need for investment in new storage. They offer the highest level of operational stability, consistent and predictable performance, and high-speed access for all users at all times. Both BrightDrives are equipped with incomparable GUI’s (graphical user interfaces) for monitoring and administration.

ESTABLISHED PRODUCTS
Bright File Management
Bright’s sequence aware high-performance file management software solutions, specifically designed for the Media & Entertainment industry, offer unique features that simplify the daily business of data wrangling and file optimization and help increase system performance. Available as graphical and command-line file managers plus a sequence-aware defragmentation tool.

Bright File Management – DataMover
DataMover with scripting power offers additional features in creative and innovative processes and create customized workflow automation. DataMover proactively prevents fragmented, randomized and interleaved file layout in every copy operation it performs. Key features include 3D stereoscopic optimizer, bandwidth-throttling, change number of copy threads and buffers, log transfer performance by file and by buffer, multipath optimized for writing destination file.

BrightDrive File Management – DataOptimizer
DataOptimizer offers unique features tailored to the needs of the Media & Entertainment industry. With its multi-threaded intelligence, DataOptimizer restores the performance of the file system but by being sequence-aware, it creates large contiguous portions of files thus generating higher levels of throughput, thus bringing improved efficiency to the workflow – sequentially.

About Bright
Bright Technologies develops highly specialized technology for shared media environments. In the mid-1990s, Bright’s core team began the development of the first file system for shared media and by 1999, Bright was the first company to address the core issues and challenges of file handling in media. Over the past 12 years, Bright has earned a reputation as an innovative, collaborative, problem solving media software and technology developer. Based on this level of experience and vision for what’s possible, Bright has developed its current product line. Today, Bright Technologies provides the most advanced media file servers in the industry, featuring low-latency, high performance, and best possible predictability and reliability, specifically designed to meet the needs of media file-based workflows. Bright Technologies, Inc., head office: 10405 Double R Blvd, Reno, Nevada, USA. t: +1 775 823 9002 www.4bright.com

Contacts:
Bright Technologies Inc.
Catrin Beck, Marketing Director
catrin.beck@4Bright.com
P +1 775.823.9002

Desert Moon Communications
Harriet Diener (PR)
harriet@desertmooncomm.com
P: +1 845 512 8283

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Vaddio White Paper Looks at The New Group Meeting: “How the PC Delivers Better Audiovisual Solutions”

Today, increased bandwidth and affordable cloud-based services give even the smallest businesses and educational facilities the ability to offer on-demand content, real-time collaboration, and streaming media.

Vaddio EasyUSB Tools White Paper

Vaddio EasyUSB Tools White Paper

There are many advantages—increased productivity, reduced costs, and new business opportunities, to name a few—to high-quality audio visual (AV) capabilities such as video conferencing, lecture capture, conference calls, and web meetings. Traditionally, each of these AV capabilities is considered a specific application, requiring a separate appliance-based solution. For example, video conferencing requires a video codec, lecture capture requires a recording system, audio conferencing requires a conference phone, and web meetings need a PC with a web camera.

The challenges to appliance-based and often proprietary solutions are many. First, the financial investment to purchase these separate systems puts the full array of AV meeting tools out of reach for most small- to mid-sized businesses and educational facilities. Second, supporting and maintaining disparate, nonintegrated systems is an IT nightmare. Finally, since it isn’t practical to outfit a single room with all the equipment required to accommodate every conceivable AV usage scenario, multiple rooms need to be available.

In this white paper, we’ll discuss how to provide a simple and affordable solution to these challenges using a device that is already in most meeting rooms—the PC.

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Platinum Tools BR1 Multi-Stripper Now Shipping

The BR1 is the Easy-to-Use Cable and Wire Stripper/Cutter for Most Cable Types/Sizes in the Networking World of Voice, Data, and Video

CAMARILLO, Calif., March 15, 2012 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce that its new BR1 Multi-Stripper (part # 15041C) is now shipping.

“The BR1 is the easy-to-use cable and wire stripper/cutter for most cable types/sizes in the networking world of voice, data, and video,” explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “This is the next ‘must-have’ for the installation pro.”

Additional features of the BR1 Multi-Stripper include:
• Pre-set coax cassette blades
• Adjustable stripper for twisted pair and audio cables
• Cutters for both cable and wire conductors
• Includes braid comb, Velcro, for folding the braid back over the cable jacket
• Weight: 3.7 oz (105.2 g)
• Dimensions: 5in x 3.25in x 1in (127mm x 82.6mm x 25.4mm)
• MSRP: $13.50

Applications include:
• Coax (Video): RG 59 CCTV; RG 6, RG 6 Quad; RG 7/11
• Twisted Pair (Data): Cat 3 & 4 PVC & Plenum; Cat 5e PVC & Plenum; Cat 5e shielded PVC & Plenum; CAT 6 PVC & Plenum; CAT 6 shielded PVC & Plenum; CAT 6A shielded PVC & Plenum
• Telephone & Audio (Voice): Round cable

For more information on Platinum Tools and its complete product line, please visit www.platinumtools.com, call (800) 749-5783, or email info@platinumtools.com.

About Platinum Tools
Platinum Tools, founded in 1997, was created based upon two very simple objectives. First, develop the absolute best possible solutions for the preparation, installation, and hand termination of wire and cable. Second, implement an operational infrastructure that can deliver these products in an efficient, timely, and high quality manner.

All of our products must absolutely satisfy three critical benchmark criteria…utility of function; quality of function; and economic value. Our people are our company. They, too, must be focused on and work to satisfy three critical benchmark criteria…customer satisfaction; product knowledge and expertise; and willingness to learn and adapt.

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Control All Vaddio EasyUSB Tools with the WEBBi Web-based Server Appliance

All Vaddio EasyUSB components can be controlled through the WEBBi, a single web-based server appliance with a universal browser-based control panel designed to control all of your EasyUSB devices. Instead of installing a complex custom control system, all of your cameras, video sources, audio – even powering on and off your TV can be done through the WEBBi controller.

Webbi Web Controller

Webbi Web Controller

“Because all of our new EasyUSB products connect to the PC, we really needed a way to control all of our EasyUSB Devices through the PC,” explains President of Vaddio, Rob Sheeley. “So now with the WEBBi you can control your room with the same mouse and keyboard that you use to run your computer – and you can control using any mobile device, such as an iPad or Android phone, that supports a browser.”

The WEBBi Browser Control Panel screen allows the user to adjust the speaker and microphone output levels; switch video sources; enable PIP Picture-in-Picture functions; pan, tilt and zoom your PTZ camera and store and recall camera presets. It even powers on and off your television monitor – all through your browser. Because it’s controlled through a browser, you can use a PC, tablet, smartphone, wireless mouse, keypad – it doesn’t matter. The WEBBi controls are activated via mouse or touchpad – so if you have a browser, you can control it.

Designed as a truly plug-and-play solution, simply plug the WEBBi into your Ethernet network, follow the easy setup menu in the startup screen to activate the devices you want controlled, and you are now ready to start controlling your system. It is that simple.

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Furman – Prolight Preview

NEW for Prolight + Sound 2012

At Prolight + Sound 2012, Furman will exhibit the first power management solution for the EMEA market to be compatible with the company’s BlueBOLT(R) hosted remote power and energy management platform: the CN-3600S E SmartSequencer(TM). more

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