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T-VIPS’ new CP330 T2 Bridge enables terrestrial operators to design efficient and highly flexible satellite or hybrid distribution networks for Single Frequency Networks

Oslo, Norway – T-VIPS, a global leader in Digital Terrestrial TV solutions, today announced the launch of the CP330 T2 Bridge, which enables efficient regional adaption in DVB-T/T2 Single Frequency Networks. Where terrestrial network operators face particular challenges in frequency availability, today’s favoured approach is to deploy cost and frequency efficient SFNs. There has however been a trade-off. SFN operation significantly impacts the operator’s ability to insert local content to a national TV service. The launch of the T-VIPS CP330 offers a flexible solution for operators to cost-effectively insert local content in SFN networks – easily. The CP330 T2 Bridge has been field-tested at major DVB-T2 reference sites and is ready to ship.

The CP330 offers network operators great flexibility both in how they design their distribution networks and how they insert regional and local content. The T2 Bridge enables the distribution of signals to digital terrestrial transmitters using satellite or hybrid (satellite, fiber and microwave) infrastructures.

With the T-VIPS CP330, it is now possible to reuse a Direct To Home (DTH) satellite signal to directly feed terrestrial transmitters. By utilizing the DTH satellite and the advanced deterministic multiplexing processes of the CP330, terrestrial operators now have a highly cost-effective distribution solution that is SFN compliant.

The main advantages of the CP330 are:

- Available in different modes for maximum flexibility:
- Support for deterministic remultiplexing, which creates identical signals at all transmitter sites in the same region, and offers the flexibility to implement a centralized model or carry out local insertion at transmitter sites
- Support for Multiple Physical Layer Pipes (MPLP), enabling adaptation through PLP replacement in the region – an alternative approach for complying with SFN requirements
- Increased reliability through integration with T-VIPS’ TNS541 and TNS544 seamless switches
- Smart PSI/SI processing to deliver a correct and complete EPG.

“Up until now DVB-T2 operators have been unable to effectively utilize DTH satellite signals for primary distribution to SFN transmitter sites. That changes with the launch of the T-VIPS CP330.” said Johnny Dolvik, CEO, T-VIPS. “With support for PLP replacement and deterministic remultiplexing, T-VIPS solves the issues of localizing a DTT offering while maximizing efficiency through SFN operation. Most important of all the CP330 allows operators to do this at the same time as utilizing the DTH satellite signal. We believe that this significant leap in flexibility and efficiency will make the CP330 an important part of the DTT operator’s toolkit.”

Applications

- Regional adaptation in SFN networks, where deterministic output TS or T2-MI packet sequence is crucial
- Insertion of local content using DTH satellite signals or infrastructures for primary distribution in a DTT network.

Key Features

- Deterministic multiplexing: ensures that the TS output from independent CP330s always produce identical signals within an SFN region
- PLP Replacement: replacement of PLPs in a centrally generated T2-MI stream with regional PLPs
• Rate adaptation and in-band configuration

• PID filtering and remapping

• Deterministic PCR re-stamping

• Transport Stream Monitoring, including TR 101 290 Priority 1 monitoring for all incoming signals

• Flexible Transport Stream interfacing – DVB-ASI or IP Gigabit Ethernet interfaces

• Compact, cost-effective 2 units in 1RU

• User-friendly configuration and control; WEB/XML based remote control and SNMP agent for easy integration with NMS systems, integrated with T-VIPS Connect.

For further information: David Bramley, Platform PR, Tel: +44 (0)20 7486 4900, Email: david@platformpr.com

About T-VIPS AS

T-VIPS is a global leader in professional video transport solutions. We help our customers deliver next-generation TV services such as 3D, HDTV, live events and local content. Our IP based video transport and Digital Terrestrial TV solutions allow network operators, broadcasters, and content providers to deliver the highest picture quality at the lowest cost. Leveraging our technology expertise in video over IP, video compression, transport stream processing, monitoring and seamless switching we deliver products and solutions that improve Quality of Service (QoS), ensure high quality in live contribution workflows and enable state of the art DTV.

Our wide range of products enables fast time-to-market, increased reliability and improved video quality. We also provide fully customizable solutions, tailored to customer needs to deliver increased efficiency in video transport infrastructures.

T-VIPS is driven by innovation, customer success, and the application of new technologies to enhance both traditional video transport and Over The Top infrastructures and ensure the delivery of high quality content to TV ready mobile devices.

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Digital Rapids 2012 NAB Show Preview

Booth # SL5624
Digital Rapids is bringing our complete range of media transformation and workflow technologies and solutions to the 2012 NAB Show, in booth number SL5624 (Lower South Hall).

Digital Rapids connects content to opportunity, providing innovative solutions, technology and expertise that enable media organizations and professionals to bring live and on-demand video to wider audiences more efficiently, more effectively and more profitably. more

NAB 2012: Hitachi Augments Its Offerings with Introduction of Three HDTV Cameras for Sports and Field Production Companies

WOODBURY, NEW YORK – Among the product highlights at the NAB 2012 Booth of Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd., will be the U.S. introduction of a slow-motion HD camera capable of capturing video at 2.5X and 3X the speed of standard frame rate cameras. The SK-HD1500 uses standard 2/3-inch Bayonet mount lenses and integrates easily into existing Hitachi SK-series camera infrastructures. Also to be introduced will be the new HV-HD33 – a compact, 3-MOS sensor, multi-standard, P.O.V. HD camera – and the super-small, self-contained, signal sensor KP-HD20A HD camera.

Hitachi Kokusai Electric America will exhibit in booth #C4309 at the annual NAB convention, running from April 14th-19th at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Several recently introduced multi-format cameras will also be in the Hitachi NAB 2012 booth this year. Those include: the SK-HD1200 native 1080/60p studio and EFP camera; SK-HD1000 dockable studio and field camera, SK-HD2000 native 1080/60i studio and field production camera, Z-HD5000 HDTV studio and field camera, DK-H200, DK-H100 and the DK-Z50 multi-purpose HDTV camera.

“We anticipate a tremendous reaction from sports producers and mobile truck companies to our new slow motion camera and a lot of excitement from the broadcast, security, and industrial markets over the cost-effective HV-HD33,” said Sean Moran, Hitachi Kokusai Electric America’s National Sales Manager. “I’m positive this will be a very strong show for us. We’ve incorporated feedback from our customers, and now we get to show off the results of our efforts.”

The SK-HD1500 slow motion HD camera rounds out Hitachi’s offerings to mobile truck companies and sports producers. Hitachi now provides a comprehensive model line of HDTV cameras suitable for mobile sports and field production companies.

The SK-HD1500 has three 2.3Mpixel 2/3-inch, progressively scanned IT-CCDs. Like its sibling, the SK-HD1200, it has state-of-the-art, digital-to-analog, 16-bit RGB converters that further improves the dynamic range, signal-to-noise, and color fidelity. It is capable of 6Gbps transmission over SMPTE standard optical fiber. Hitachi assures compatibility with most slow-motion servers capable of 3X SMPTE292M 1.5Gbit/second HD-SDI links. This new slow motion HDTV camera can record at speeds of 150 and 180 frames per second, and its outputs are digital HD/SD video at 1080i, 720p and 480i all at 59.94 or 50Hz field rate. The SK-HD1500 employs the control panels, viewfinders, studio build-up kits and accessories of the existing Hitachi SK-series cameras. The SK-HD1500′s sensitivity is F9 at 2000 lux with a signal-to-noise ratio of -58dB. The camera has 1100 TVL of standard resolution.

First introduced at IBC 2011, orders for the SK-HD1500 have already been placed by Saudi TV, the Arabic news and entertainment channel in Saudi Arabia. Saudi TV has approximately 150 Hitachi studio cameras, along with a new 16-camera OB truck, and two five-camera DSNG trucks. Delivery of the SK-HD1500 cameras will begin in March 2012.

The new Hitachi HV-HD33 is designed for general observation where high sensitivity, low-noise, multi-standard signals, and low-user intervention operation are required. The HV-HD33 finds applications in a variety of environments, including: remote observation, in-studio use, point-of-view use, unmanned vehicles, robotic systems and industrial applications like factory automation, high-end monitoring and medical imaging. The HV-HD33 is Hitachi’s most economical 3-MOS sensor, compact HDTV box camera. It uses a 1/3-inch C-mount lens. The camera has the distinct advantage of outputting SDI at multiple frame rates and TV signal standards. The user interface is menu-driven and functions are available for complete automated “dusk-to-dawn” operation without supervision. The sensor array is 1312(H) X 1032(V), SNR is 53dB and sensitivity is F8. A low power consumption of 8W and weight of 550 grams enables this camera to go where others with similar picture quality cannot.

For even more space- and price-constrained applications and budgets, the KP-HD20A offers excellent HDTV video from a single 2.1Mpixel, 1/3-inch color CMOS sensor. Full raster 1920(H) HD at 1080/ 59.94i, 50i and 1080/ 25p/ 30p can be transmitted through 100m of coax, making it an easy substitution for existing SD observation cameras. Full unattended imaging including contrast & backlight compensation make it ideal for inhospitable locations. Camera remote control is offered with both RS232C and RS485 protocols for easy integration into new or existing PTZF robotic systems.

About Hitachi

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 400,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2009 (ended March 31, 2009) consolidated revenues totaled 10,000 billion yen ($102.0 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials, logistics and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at www.hitachi.com.

Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. designs, manufacturers and markets video cameras, digital transmission, processing and recording devices for the broadcast television, cable, video production, and industrial vision markets. For more information, please call (516) 921-7200 or visit Hitachi’s web site at http://www.hitachikokusai.us. Hitachi Kokusai Electric, Inc. (TSE, OSE: 6756), is a Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT) group company.

Full versions of all press releases and product images are posted on the web site in the pressroom section: www.hitachikokusai.us

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Crimson Unveiling New Simplified and Superior Mount Solutions at Digital Signage Expo 2012

Schiller Park, IL and Las Vegas, NV – March 05, 2012 (Digital Signage Expo – Booth #345) – Crimson AV, LLC today announced that it will tap the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada (DSE) to unveil several new AV mount solutions engineered specifically for the digital signage market. Delivering professional grade solutions that are at once simplified and superior, Crimson AV mounts enable systems designers and installers to offer unique and innovative display solutions at more competitive price points.

Here is a sampling of new digital signage products DSE 2012 attendees will experience in Crimson’s booth #345:
VW4600 Video Wall Mount System

Crimson Best Value In Class VW4600 Video Wall


Crimson’s best value in class VW4600 Video Wall Mount System features lateral, vertical, horizontal, and plumb adjustments for precise placement. Other features include an integrated lock and key system with a quick-release mechanism that enables 10.75” of pull out extension for wiring and servicing monitors, and a lightweight wall plate design that enables a single installer to layout the video wall grid. This innovative and time-saving video wall mount system is manufactured to rigorous standards and sells for a fraction of the price of other competitive solutions, making it a “must see” at DSE.
MSRP – $425 (per mount, based on configuration)

C2K65/C2K65D Universal Multiple Screen Ceiling Mount Systems

Crimson C2K65 C2K65D AV Mounts


The C2K65 and C2K65D ceiling mounts are designed to accommodate up to four 37-65″+ displays weighing up to 150lbs each (mounted in either portrait or landscape orientation). C2K65 consists of two single Universal assemblies and C2K65D consists of two dual back-to-back Universal assemblies. Once mounted, each display can be independently rotated 360° and locked into place, allowing for unique signage applications. Features include through-column cable routing, continuous vertical adjustment, and up to 15° tilt. A 10’ pipe drop and heavy duty ceiling adapter are both included, making these mount systems an appealing solution any time multi-screen ceiling mounted displays are required.
MSRP – $460-$1,000 (depending on configuration)

CQUAD63 Universal Ceiling Mounted Quad Display System

Crimson CQUAD Ceiling Mount


Crimson’s CQUAD63 ceiling mounted quad systems are engineered to hold four 37-63″ displays weighing up to 150lbs each (mounted in either portrait or landscape orientation). Features include a Universal mounting interface, through-column cable routing, 360° lockable post-installation rotation, and up to 20° tilt adjustment for precise viewing angle adjustment. A 10′ pipe drop, heavy-duty ceiling adapter, and pre-sorted hardware kit are included. CQUAD63 ships in standard-size shipping boxes, making it both economical to ship and easy to handle on the jobsite – collectively providing many value-added details not found elsewhere.
MSRP – $600-$1600 (depending on configuration)

“We work closely with our customers to develop inspired solutions that provide tangible benefits,” says Crimson President, Vlad Gleyzer. “In fact, our new lineup was engineered to not only provide superior features at more competitive price points, but to serve as a catalyst for change within the mount category. Manufactured to rigorous standards, and designed to simplify installations, Crimson AV mounts pose a significant opportunity for anyone seeking to source or specify innovative display mount solutions.”

Attendees of DSE 2012 are encouraged to visit Crimson in booth #345, where many new products will be shown. Other interested parties should direct their inquiries to Crimson by visiting www.crimsonav.com, by calling 866-MOUNT-TV, or by writing to info@crimsonav.com.

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About Crimson
Crimson manufactures a comprehensive yet functional lineup of display mount solutions, including ultra-flat, flat, tilt, recessed, and multi-angle articulating AV mounting solutions designed for Digital signage, Education, Corporate, House of Worship, Entertainment Venue, Stadium and Arena, Restaurant and Bar, Healthcare, and Residential applications.

With extensive experience in the design, manufacture, and sale of professional-grade display mounting equipment, and by utilizing lean business practices, Crimson has developed a proprietary business model, which provides maximum value with minimal cost. Not only do Crimson customers receive the best value, they also benefit from unparalleled customer service, an easy to use website and uncompromising design and build quality, ensuring each Crimson AV mount will be trouble-free for years to come. Interested parties can learn more about Crimson mounting solutions by visiting www.crimsonav.com, by calling 866-MOUNT-TV, or by writing to info@crimsonav.com.

Crimson media contact: Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications, 425-374-8930, Katye@KMBComm.com.

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ViewPoint™ Console Key To Medical Center Surveillance Upgrade

Abilene, TX––Hendrick Medical Center is one of the largest hospitals in the West Texas area serving referrals from 16 smaller hospitals in the surrounding counties. Known for its sophisticated trauma center and high level of care, the flagship 500-bed acute care center is undergoing a multi-million dollar expansion.

The center’s expansion also includes the upgrade of its surveillance operation, which features a totally new workspace and technology transition from analog to IP, a new CCTV system that will eventually include 200 cameras, and a conversion from barcode to Proximity card readers. “A huge project,” as Roger Dickey, Director of Security at Hendrick, rightfully describes it.

Assisting Dickey on the project is system integrator James Holden of Siemens. Holden explains that, along with providing the newer technology, he and Siemens were tasked to design a new workspace for the security guard monitoring staff with first destination radio, video, access control and alarm management. A new console was the starting point.

“Roger and I visited a security trade show in Dallas and looked at different furniture products,” Holden explains. “We decided on Middle Atlantic’s ViewPoint console because it was flexible, attractive and offered a lot of ergonomic options.”

Dickey adds, “I’d never seen the Middle Atlantic furniture, but their staff was very helpful. I could sit down at their console and get a feel for what my guys were going to be looking at. I was also interested in their cable management system and how easy it would be for repair people to access the console.

“Because of the console’s flexibility, I was able to try something very different this time around in terms of training my staff. I told them, ‘you are the ones who’re going to have to use this, so I need you to set up the camera views and how you want to use the console, not me.’

“This definitely put the challenge on my staff in terms of designing the views they receive and optimizing the console for their use. We have an event monitoring system tied to all of our alarms. Whether it‘s a motion or alarm activation of some sort, the system brings the event up to the spot monitor so the operator can decide whether or not it’s a problem. This helps us manage these situations.”

Reflecting Dickey’s staff’s criteria, the ViewPoint installed in the Center’s surveillance workspace includes a console-mounted VisionFrame system to mount three large 46” monitors behind three 23” monitors attached to the console itself. The console also includes top-mount turret racks on both ends, which his staff uses to store an 800 MHz frequency police/fire radio. When covered, these also provide additional surface space on the console for printers and other devices.

In terms of ergonomics, “my staff really likes it,” Dickey explains. “The way we’ve set up the console, we’re not trying to watch all the cameras at a specific time. When someone hits an alarm alerting us to a problem, we can hit a salvo of multiple views and depend on that before moving on to the event monitoring system.”

Dickey also wanted to display Hendrick’s CCTV system in an ergonomically sensible and productive way in terms of how many cameras his team could view at one time.

“ViewPoint just seemed to work best for what the client wanted to do,” adds Holden. “They needed more space horizontally. In changing over to IP we were converting from all of the older analog monitors, PCs and analog DVRs, so we needed a cohesive new approach for the guard personnel to manage the video and other systems.

“The actual installation worked out well. We went back and forth and made sure that we measured twice and cut once to ensure the monitors were at the right height and overall width. We talked about a variety of customization options including additional articulating arms when we saw how flexible they were.”

Also facilitating the installation, Middle Atlantic Designer™ software allowed Holden to show several different renditions of the console to Dickey and his staff. Once they had agreed on the final design, he was able to forward laminate samples of the finish so Dickey could totally envision what the console was going to look like. According to Holden, “Designer eliminated any surprises, which made everyone’s job easier.”

“They had a very crowded one-man console before, and even if there’s only one operator at the ViewPoint console, it can be quickly and easily accommodated to hold two operators because it’s long enough at 12 feet to let them expand and grow as the shifts change.

“When I sell a console like ViewPoint, it’s usually part of a pretty big project,” Holden concludes. “We’re happy, Roger and his staff are satisfied, and so is the hospital board. When the boards asks what they spent money for, seeing a black bulb in the ceiling doesn’t mean much to them. They may not know the difference between an old camera or new camera, or an analog and an IP system, but they know when they go into the new surveillance facility and see the console, because that’s the kind of thing that makes them respond a lot better.”

Dickey also underscores the console’s impact: “Let’s face it, this is a $92 million building project, and we needed a system that would still be in the game three to five years down the road. We went strictly with IP because of all the videos that are available to our staff. There’s no way a single or several security officers sitting at a console can view all of those cameras and do justice to that. So we really like to take the view the ViewPoint console gives us and spread it out, so if we have an event going on we can quickly push up the perimeters we want to view at the push of a button.

“ViewPoint has been so successful in getting our officers involved in the development of these protocols that they’ve created different views for the day shift, evening shift and night shift because each one of those shifts actually looks at things differently.

“And my guys really like the layout of this console,” Dickey explains. “The new 46” monitors give them a much larger and more effective view of what they’re looking at. They used to have 4” picture when they did multiple views. With this system, they have a much more identifiable picture that they can zoom in on to isolate a person they want to identify, blow that up on replay and capture it on DVD for evidence. The three smaller monitors include our computer dispatch, access control, and event monitoring systems. And we have two other spots for monitors that haven’t been mounted yet that we will use for internal communications.”

Summarizing, Dickey concludes, “The ViewPoint console has turned out to be the stepping-stone to doing all of the other things we had to do in order to build the security features into this new building. We’re very happy with the way things have worked out.”

For technical specifications and in-depth information about Middle Atlantic Products, please click to www.middleatlantic.com or call 1.800.266.7225.

SnapAV Recruits Colin Clark for Business Unit Manager Role; To Manage Several Brands Including Further Expansion of Episode Speakers Line

Charlotte, NC – March 5, 2012 – SnapAV, a manufacturer and exclusive source of more than 1,000 high-quality solutions for the custom A/V channel in the US and Canada, has recruited Colin Clark for the role of Business Unit Manager.

Clark will manage several SnapAV brands including the further expansion of the Episode Speaker line, reporting directly to SnapAV CEO Jay Faison.

Clark’s vast career includes executive level product development and manufacturing operations roles with Niles Audio Corporation, and most recently The AVC Group.

“I am extremely excited to join the SnapAV team,” says Clark. “Snap has made a dynamic impact on the CI industry, providing everything that really matters to its customers: outstanding support, best-in-class service, and most importantly, exceptional products! It’s a winning combination that I am proud to become a part of.”

Clark possesses both a J.D. and M.B.A. from Florida International University, and a B.B.A. from The College of William and Mary in Virginia.

About SnapAV
Established in 2005 by custom integrator Jay Faison and based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SnapAV is a manufacturer and exclusive source of more than 1,000 installer-friendly products for the custom A/V channel. SnapAV empowers custom installers to run more efficient businesses. The company provides high quality, lucrative products supported by best-in-class online ordering and customer service. All products are protected by zero-tolerance Internet sales policies and many feature lifetime warranties. www.snapav.com

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A.C.T Lighting Sets New North American Sales Record for Clay Paky

A.C.T Lighting has set a North American sales record for Clay Paky fixtures and become the number one Clay Paky distributor in the world. 
 
“In A.C.T Lighting we have found a strategic partner for the North American market,” says Francesco Romagnoli, Clay Paky’s area manager for North and Latin America, Spain, Japan and Korea.  “North America has been a difficult market for us in the past – very competitive and our competitors are more entrenched here than we were.  We feel very comfortable with A.C.T Lighting; they’re part of our team and we’re part of theirs.  This good relationship, our mutual goals and A.C.T’s deep understanding of the market have contributed to Clay Paky’s success.”
 
In 2011 Clay Paky nearly doubled its sales in the US over the company’s past best year, 2007, thanks to A.C.T Lighting’s aggressive sales to a wide array of market segments, which use Clay Paky fixtures in a host of different applications. 
 
“We’re delighted to have set a North American sales record and earned the number one slot among Clay Paky distributors throughout the world,” says Bob Gordon, president and CEO of A.C.T Lighting.  “We have forged a strong partnership with Clay Paky and are excited about moving forward with the company as it continues to introduce innovative new fixtures.” 
 
Romagnoli notes that A.C.T Lighting has quickly made a name for itself at Clay Paky’s Italian headquarters.  “Everyone here is aware of the work they are doing.  We are absolutely proud and honored to work with A.C.T Lighting, and we look forward to a bright future and continued success together.”
 
About A.C.T Lighting
 
A leading importer and distributor of lighting products, A.C.T Lighting, Inc. strives to identify future trends and cutting-edge products, and stock, sell and support their inventory.  The company provides superior customer service and value for money to all of its clients. 
 
For more information call 818-707-0884.

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Bretford Introduces First Nework-Ready Laptop Cart For Education

BRETFORD INTRODUCES FIRST NETWORK-READY LAPTOP CART FOR EDUCATION

Provides Infrastructure For Network Connection To Simultaneously
Manage Computers; Available for Order Starting Today

CHICAGO — March 2, 2012 —Bretford Manufacturing, Inc., a United States manufacturer of dependable furniture products that improve how people work and learn, today introduced its first network-ready 32-unit laptop cart for K-12 and higher education environments. Designed to charge, sync and fully manage up to 32 laptops from inside the cart, the MDMLAP32NR is available for order starting today and will ship at the end of this month.

“Our education customers have been asking for a Bretford cart that not only stores and charges the laptops and netbooks being used by students during the school day, but one that also acts as a ‘mobile computer lab’ allowing the devices to be synced and updated from inside the cart,” said Dan Berger, product manager for Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. “Our new network-ready cart gives IT administrators and technology directors the ability to simultaneously send security patches, software updates and software installations, which saves a tremendous amount of time compared to the existing practice of removing each computer one at a time and updating individually. In addition to storing and charging the computers, the cart provides the infrastructure to facilitate this connection to the network so that all the laptops and netbooks can be managed together.”

The new cart comes with 32 cables wired to each storage slot and an additional one for connecting the switch to the port on the side of the cart for a total of 33 cables. It has a dedicated space for a 19-inch rack-mounted network switch and also includes an external network port on the outside of the cart for accessing the network. For complete organization within the cart, the MDMLAP32NR is separated into four compartments that store eight devices each for a total of 32 laptops. Laser printed numbers provide identification on every device slot and the plastic shelf dividers may be removed for storing larger items so educators can tailor the cart to their needs.

The MDMLAP32NR has Bretford’s signature “Power Manager” system to analyze power requirements. The Power Manager uses a “Round Robin” charging cycle that constantly evaluates the demand for power and concentrates on the devices that need it most. The Power Manager not only prevents circuit tripping, but also allows each set of device batteries to cool down between charging cycles, thereby extending their life. Two thermal-controlled fans and venting on the side panels serve to dissipate heat, keeping the internal temperature of the cart within the laptops’ recommended limits.

For easy accessibility, the cart has full doors in the front for the educator and doors in the back for the IT administrator. Security is provided by the solid steel construction and unique locking handles that can be opened using either a re-programmable combination or a key. The cart also has cord winders on both sides, one for the power cord and the other for a network cable.
The MDMLAP32NR is made in the U.S. at Bretford’s Franklin Park production facility. It is currently pending UL60950 Certification for safety of technology equipment. The cart is constructed using an average 30 percent post-consumer recycled steel content and is finished in environmentally-friendly powder paint. Its steel components are 100 percent recyclable at the end of the product life cycle.
Availability
The MDMLAP32NR laptop cart is available for order starting March 1, 2012 and will ship later this month. For more information about Bretford visit Bretford.com or call 1-800-521-9614. Bretford can also be followed on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bretfordmanf.
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About Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.
Bretford is a manufacturer of furniture for both learning and work environments. Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Franklin Park, Ill., Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. holds more than six decades of expertise dedicated solely to the design and manufacture of sustainable furniture solutions that are made in the U.S.A. With nearly 350 employees and 450,000 square feet of production space, the company offers smart furniture designs that support evolving technology, enabling institutions, organizations and corporations to increase productivity and efficiency. Bretford’s superior workmanship and environmentally-compliant manufacturing and operation practices ensure dependable products, many of which are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®. Bretford is a CarbonNeutral® certified company and its EDU 2.0 line is among the first in the contract furniture industry to achieve CarbonNeutral® product certification. Bretford products are backed by a 12-year standard warranty and the industry’s best 20-year standard warranty on library furniture.

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ASHLY AUDIO ADMITTED TO WEST POINT

usmaps_exterior.JPGWEST POINT, NEW YORK: The United States Military Academy Prep School (USMAPS) provides critical academic training to promising students who aspire to be admitted to the US Army’s prestigious West Point Military Academy. Although the core institution of USMAPS has been around for nearly a century at various locations throughout the country, only recently did it commit to new construction in the town of West Point, New York, adjacent to the military academy. A multi-purpose lecture hall/ auditorium is the largest room in the new building (excepting sports-related facilities) and seats approx. 325 students. USMAPS hired New York-based Pro Sound Associates to integrate the room’s audio and video components, many of which were already purchased. Company owner Dominick Campana relied on an Ashly ne24.24M modular processor to tie the disparate pieces together in a way that would be reliable and easy for the school’s more

DANLEY DIALS IN STATE-OF-THE-ART SOUND AT KELOWNA CHRISTIAN CENTRE

kelowna_christiancentre_outside.JPGKELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: Kelowna Christian Centre (KCC) in Kelowna, British Columbia is many things to many people. It is a contemporary, charismatic church with services that feature a full band, high-energy worship, multi-media presentations, dramatic performances, and dance. It is also a school: kindergarten through twelfth grade for attending students and the largest online school in British Columbia for remote students. Finally, by hosting numerous special events and conferences throughout the year, it is a hub of community life. KCC’s flexible, decade-old sanctuary is heavily used by the church and the school, and also for events, but until recently its multi-media infrastructure and sound reinforcement were outdated and approaching haphazard. Local A/V integrator AVcom Technical Productions designed and installed a new state-of-the-art A/V system centered on Danley Sound Labs loudspeakers and subwoofers.

The original installation had its share of problems from the more

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