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Bright Technologies To Unleash BrightClip Advanced Recording Technology As a Standalone Solution at NAB 2012

BRIGHTCLIP SA ENSURES LONG-TERM HIGH-PERFORMANCE FOR ALL STORAGE INFRASTRUCTURES

Reno, USA– Bright Technologies, Inc., developer of advanced technology for shared media, has announced the availability of BrightClip® – their core technology – as a standalone solution. BrightClip SA (Stand Alone) will be launched officially at NAB 2012 in Bright’s Booth SL 8410.

BrightClip®
The breakthrough development presents the media & entertainment industry, including the post-production community, video integrators, solution providers, and storage vendors/manufacturers, with the opportunity to incorporate Bright’s astonishing patent-pending advanced recording technology into every Meta Data Controller (MDC) ensuring that the underlying storage subsystem doesn’t lose performance due to scattered file layout!

Field-proven BrightClip is engineered specifically to eliminate the most disruptive and productivity-damaging factors for a studio workflow process, including high latencies, dropped frames, and stuttering video. The technology maximizes data storage performance and reliability, stability, and predictability in every SAN environment allowing the facility to focus on their creative processes, reducing downtime and maintenance, and increasing profitability.

BrightClip handles large streaming file formats and file-based clip sequences – without fragmentation, sequence randomization, or interleaving by eliminating all root causes. It proactively creates and maintains optimal file layout on the storage at all times – and in real-time.
“BrightClip is the key component that makes our BrightDrive SAN Servers for Media the most reliable high-performance MDC in the field, with the highest level of operational stability and predictable performance,” stated Shawn Clark, Bright’s director of sales. “Releasing BrightClip as an independent technology is a big step for Bright Technologies as now every MDC can leverage the outstanding functionality of BrightClip. The impressive ROI of BrightClip shows that with a rather small investment customers can gain tremendous benefits – both in terms of workflow enhancement and even financially.”

Added Roger Beck, chief technology officer, “From the technical perspective, BrightClip stands unique as no other vendor in the field has accomplished anything similar. BrightClip is an outstanding technology and the only proactive solution to create and maintain proper file recording for high-performance shared disk SANs in real-time and in the long term. With minimal technical requirements to hardware, BrightClip ensures sequential file allocation without the need to worry about fragmentation, randomization, or inter-leaved files. It’s truly revolutionary!”

BrightClip will still be included as standard with BrightDrive SAN Servers for Media.

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:
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Catrin Beck, Marketing Director
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Harriet Diener (PR)
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ASHLY PEMA™ IN THE BIG HOUSE

yaphank_correctional.JPGLONG ISLAND, NEW YORK – MARCH 2012: Although the universe of institutions that require professional sound reinforcement includes churches, schools, and other places that can make a sound integrator feel warm and fuzzy at the end of the day, it is also populated by places like the Yaphank Correctional Facility (YCF) on Long Island, New York. The new $133-million building will house 650 inmates when it is finally commissioned for operation in the spring of 2012. To deliver both routine and safety-related information, Pro Sound Alliance (Troy, New York) a division of Live Sound, Inc., provided a three-tiered redundant paging system centered on the (figuratively) bulletproof Ashly Pema(tm).

The new YCF is designed around six “pods,” each of which will house one-hundred, or so, inmates in a way that maximizes the efficiency with which they can be guarded. Beyond the pods, more

EAW® Names Alex Schloesser Asia/Pacific Sales Director

Pro audio veteran will head up EAW® sales efforts in the region

Whitinsville, MA, USA, March 15, 2012 – EAW®, a world leader in audio system technology for over 30 years, has appointed pro audio veteran Alex Schloesser to the position of EAW Asia-Pacific Sales Director. The announcement was made by Jeff Rocha, EAW President, and reflects EAW’s ongoing commitment to growth in the Asia-Pacific region. In his new capacity, Schloesser will report to and work closely with Davwinder Sheena, LOUD Technologies’ Asia & Pacific-Rim Managing Director.

With more than 20 years in pro audio in and out of his native Germany, Schloesser has a wealth of experience from his past positions. He is fully versed in audio technology, including acoustical simulation and treatment, audio consulting, sound design and studio/control room specifications. He has worked as an engineer and consultant for 24 years, working in R&D as well as in all levels of live performance – system tech, P.A., front-of-house mixing, system design etc.

Schloesser has been a part of installation and system design for stadiums in Germany, Russia and the Middle East; churches in Germany and the U.S; the P.A. system at the Grand Mosque in Mecca etc. He has also served as Head of Audio for two seasons of the German Pop Idol program, as well as a number of other TV shows, totaling well over 12,000 broadcasts. Live system tech credits include MANOWAR’s 2008 tour, Heaven & Hell’s 2010 German tour and 2011 Roxette concerts.

Jeff Rocha states, “Our growth in the Asia-Pacific region has been nothing short of phenomenal. With Alex devoted exclusively to EAW, we now have a resource that can help us build on this momentum. We think Alex can drive the pace of growth even higher.”

Davwinder Sheena adds, “Growth of all LOUD brands in the Asia-Pacific region is what’s driving this hire. Alex has been a part of the global audio community for over two decades, so he knows the players across the region. Thanks to this wealth of experience, he can hit the ground running and take EAW sales to new heights.”

Schloesser notes, “EAW is more than a brand. It’s almost a lifestyle for people in pro audio. Now I get to be a part of this iconic company – a part of the history. Asia is growing, and EAW is growing. My job is to connect those two things. It’s tremendously exciting to think about what kinds of projects we’ll be involved with in the future.”

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

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Vaddio’s New EasyTALK Audio Components Deliver Professional-Grade Audio Performance Over USB 2.0

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (March 15, 2012) – Vaddio’s EasyTALK USB is a suite of professional audio components that allow integrators the ability to get professional-grade audio performance from their computers. With USB connectivity, you now have an easy way to add high quality microphones and loudspeakers to your computer system. Because the EasyTALK audio devices use a standard UAC driver, no special USB drivers need to be installed. As a result they work seamlessly with any software application running on any OS that supports USB 2.0 devices.

“Our EasyTalk audio systems were designed with the goal of achieving high-quality audio from a computer,” explained President of Vaddio, said Rob Sheeley. “This required us to optimize the USB audio stream to professional audio wideband standards and develop both microphones and audio amplifiers that could deliver the highest quality performance.”

The EasyUSB Mixer Amp supports up to two EasyTALK MicPOD microphones. In addition, analog line level I/O interfaces allow for integration with external AV equipment such as videoconferencing codecs, external amplifiers or LCD displays. The EasyUSB Mixer Amp also has a 2 x 20 watt integrated audio amplifier for connection to external 4/8-Ohm speakers.

The EasyMIC MicPOD microphones deliver the performance of three microphones built into an elegant tabletop or pendant hanging enclosure. With ultra wide 360-degree pickup coverage, one MicPOD is capable of providing excellent coverage for an average size meeting room table. For those larger tables a second MicPOD can be added for additional coverage.

Each Microphone element is equipped with integrated echo cancelation and Digital Signal Processing, including compression, equalization, filtering and AGC or automatic gain control. They are offered in both tabletop and ceiling configurations to meet your installation needs. Because of the plug-and-play design, installation is as simple as connecting Cat. 5 cable between the EasyUSB Mixer Amp and the EasyMICs. Power, control and audio are all incorporated into the single cable.

When added to your PC, EasyTALK audio solutions create a variety of professional-grade audio systems that allow users to engage in any type of capture, collaboration and conference activity.

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About Vaddio:
Vaddio is the leading manufacturer and OEM distributor of specialty PTZ cameras and high-end camera control systems in the broadcasting, audiovisual and videoconferencing industries. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Vaddio also has operations throughout the Americas, as well as sales and support partners throughout the world. More information can be found on the Vaddio website, www.vaddio.com or at (800) 572.2011.

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GC Pro Helps Chicago’s Earhole Studios Stay on the Leading Edge

— Newly installed Avid D-Command mix console was installed over a long weekend and ready to go to work at the beginning of the week thanks to GC Pro’s logistical experience and willingness to be there when needed —

— For over 20 years this successful Chicago Loop music and audio house has worked with top commercial clients, and GC Pro has been a longtime partner —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, March 13, 2012 — Earhole Studios has been part of Chicago’s thriving commercial music and audio business since 1990, currently serving clients including UPS, Chrysler, Sprite, Motorola, Allstate, BP and other major international brands. One of the reasons this 10-employee facility has been so successful is that they truly partner with their clients, looking for the nuances that will make the outcomes of their collaborations truly unique. That’s also the kind of support that Earhole Studios has long experienced with Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, which has been providing Earhole Studios with sales, service and advice for years.

GC Pro has been the vendor for equipment that has gone into Earhole’s main Chicago location’s three mix rooms and their satellite locations in Los Angeles and Detroit, and even for many of the staff composers’ own personal studios. Most recently, GC Pro provided a new Avid D-Command recording and mix console that was installed in Earhole’s Studio B in Chicago, replacing an Avid Pro Controller there. But GC Pro provided more than just the products that help keep clients like Earhole Studios on the leading edge – they also offer expertise and know-how that makes major transitions like these easier and seamless.

“The new D-Command needed to go in and be up and running over what amounted to a long weekend, which was no simple task,” recalls Eric Lambert, a veteran Composer and Creative Director at Earhole Studios. “What made it happen was that the guys we’ve worked with at GC Pro for years, Dan Scalpone and Javier Briseno, not only got us the equipment we needed but also helped us pre-plan the entire transition from one console to the other. The trick to successfully pulling off a major installation like this is to plan it out in as much detail as possible in advance, in order to keep the amount of downtime for the studio to a minimum, and that’s something that Dan and Javier were incredibly adept at.”

GC Pro’s experienced sales representatives made sure they were available for Earhole’s staffers throughout the weekend of the installation, ready with any last-minute extras. Then there’s what Lambert calls the “last five percent” – the items that almost no amount of planning can allow for until the job is nearly finished. “GC Pro was there for that, too,” he says. “Whatever we needed, whenever we needed it, it was there for us.”

Looking over the studio, Lambert estimates that at least half of the equipment there was procured through GC Pro, including every piece of Avid gear in all of the facilities. Calling on his years of experience in advertising, Lambert offhandedly composes what could be the GC Pro mantra: “Always available, always knowledgeable, always helpful, always there,” he says. “What else could you ask for?”

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

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Vaddio Announces First Pro-AV USB 2.0 Wireless Microphone System

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (2012) – The EasyTALK Wireless USB Mic System is the worlds first professional-quality wireless microphone system designed to plug directly into your PC. It features a high-quality unidirectional lavalier microphone and belt pack transmitter with up to ten hours of battery life. And the 2.4GHZ full frequency spectrum is based on a wireless digital transmitter and receiver that offer interference-free operation and wide-band sound quality.

“We wanted to have a wireless USB microphone system we could plug directly into a PC,” explained Rob Sheeley, President of Vaddio. “As a lot of our products are used to support computer applications like lecture capture, streaming and video conferencing, we saw a real need for a professional-quality audio system to support these applications.”

There are two audio outputs to connect directly with your room’s existing audio system and with the enhanced DSP functions; you can customize the audio for specific room and speaking conditions. Besides the two balanced and unbalanced outputs, the wireless mic system also incorporates a USB audio output.

The USB audio output can be directly connected to a PC as a microphone input. Whether your application is streaming or lecture capture – even video conferencing – adding professional audio is no longer an issue. And because it uses a standards-based UAC USB driver it’s truly a plug and play device so no software, drivers or configuration is needed – resulting in an easy system setup.

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About Vaddio:
Vaddio is the leading manufacturer and OEM distributor of specialty PTZ cameras and high-end camera control systems in the broadcasting, audiovisual and videoconferencing industries. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Vaddio also has operations throughout the Americas, as well as sales and support partners throughout the world. More information can be found on the Vaddio website, www.vaddio.com or at (800) 572.2011.

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LECTROSONICS MOURNS PASSING OF MATT ROBERTSON

*** Matt Robertson ***

Rio Rancho, NM – March 2012… Lectrosonics is saddened to announce that Matt Robertson, the West Coast face and voice of the company for 12 years, passed away suddenly March 9, 2012 at the age of 59. Matt’s easy going personality, professionalism, and easy smile will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Our prayers and condolences go out to his family and friends. The professional audio and music community has lost a true gentleman and great guitarist.

The memorial service will be held Monday March 19th at 11 A.M. at the L.D.S. Church at 2430 Mariposa Ave. in Chico, CA, followed by a 2 hour reception. Musicians who would like to jam in honor of Matt are encouraged to bring their instruments and plan to play a bit. more

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Vaddio Launches World’s First High Definition USB PTZ Camera

The ClearVIEW HD-USB is the world’s first broadcast-quality HD PTZ camera with USB and Ethernet streaming built right into the camera. Now you can directly plug an HD PTZ camera directly into your PC – without the need for a separate capture device. Because the ClearVIEW HD-USB uses standard UVC drivers, no special USB drivers need to be installed. As a result it works seamlessly with any software application running on any OS that supports USB 2.0 devices.

ClearVIEW HD-USB PTZ Camera

ClearVIEW HD-USB PTZ Camera


“For the last two years we have been inundated with requests for a professional-quality high definition PTZ camera,” explains President of Vaddio, Rob Sheeley. “As more enterprise videoconferencing users adopt soft codecs such as Skype and Microsoft Lync, they are demanding better performance than what a webcam can deliver. With our new camera they can finally achieve broadcast-quality video from a USB camera.”

The ClearVIEW HD-USB also supports H.264 video streaming. With a built in Ethernet network interface you can now do both IP control and IP Streaming directly from the camera. It supports either RTSP or HLS streaming protocols.
The camera features a 19x optical zoom lens with a 58.1-degree wide angle of view – wide enough to view everyone at a standard conference table, as well as capture an individual from a long distance at 3.2 degrees in a larger room. The zoom range provides great flexibility for a wide variety of applications.

Add the optional USB Quick Connect cable system and extend the USB, power and control up to 300 feet. This way you can mount the camera anywhere and not worry about the cabling distance from the computer.

RTI Introduces Laser Shark Custom Button Engraving

With Laser Shark, Dealers Can Engrave Custom Buttons on Select RTI Controllers

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — March 15, 2011 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) has introduced its new Laser Shark custom button engraving service. Available exclusively to RTI dealers, the Laser Shark software allows professional integrators to easily design custom buttons for select RTI controllers. more

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Vaddio’s New AV Bridge Provides the Gateway from Analog to Digital

Vaddio’s AV Bridge provides a USB gateway from your traditional analog AV components to your PC. Based on UVC/UAC USB standards, no special USB drivers need to be installed, and as a result, it work seamlessly with any software application running on any operating system that supports USB 2.0 devices. Whether you want to do a Skype video call or need to set up lecture capture using Panopto’s software lecture application, the AV Bridge provides the USB connection to your AV system.

AV Bridge

AV Bridge

“We designed the AV Bridge to provide our integrators with the ability to integrate professional video and audio products into any PC application,” explained Rob Sheeley, President of Vaddio. “Enterprise users are demanding high-quality audio and video performance from their computers, so whether you want to record, stream or even do a video conference, the AV Bridge encodes your analog AV signals into a digital USB stream that can be used with any application and on any OS.”

The AV Bridge can support switchable balanced or unbalanced audio – and switchable HDMI, RGBHV, SD or HD component video inputs. Video inputs can be up or down converted as required. Outputs include USB 2.0 with HD UVC/UAC device support and an Ethernet network interface for both IP control and streaming, supporting RTSP and HLS streaming clients.

The AV Bridge makes it simple to encode, capture and stream your AV content through a variety of PC applications or directly to the network. You now have a true digital gateway to capture, record and stream those legacy analog solutions.

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