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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 1, 2012 – IAVI, a leading independent commercial ProAV Distributor, today announced its success in securing a distribution partnership with NEC Display Solutions of America. Recognized as a prominent manufacturer, NEC specializes in a full-range of desktop and large-screen LCD display technologies, in addition to multimedia and digital cinema projector solutions for almost any display possible.

NEC can be essential from the smallest of businesses to the largest enterprise clients across multiple vertical industries in the nation. Combined as a distributing partner, NEC gives IAVI more opportunities to provide our customers significant access to a full product-line of innovative technologies, enhanced reselling opportunities, and aggressive solutions. Furthermore, with NEC’s support, IAVI’s customers now have additional options available in achieving a revolutionary and competitive edge in modern technologies and comprehensive industry-leading service that help increase productivity and allow you to see your digital universe more dynamically.

Established in 1997, and over the years, IAVI has kept very close relationships with all of its distribution partners and in turn continually provides resellers the broadest line of brands and products available in the Commercial ProAV Channel. IAVI is looking forward to carrying NEC’s extensive product-line and learning more of their advanced research and development while building a successful and productive relationship for many years to come.

For more information, please visit www.iavi.com or call (888) 999-6564.


With headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, FL, IAVI employs a devoted team of Display Technology Specialists focused on the Pro AV marketplace. To discover what solutions IAVI can offer you and to find out how IAVI can help build your business and improve your competitive advantage contact IAVI toll free at 888-999-6564 or sales@iavi.com. IAVI is available Monday through Friday, 8am -8pm EST.

About NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.
Headquartered in Itasca, Ill., NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., is a leading designer and provider of innovative desktop LCD monitors, commercial- and professional-grade large-screen LCD displays, a diverse line of multimedia and digital cinema projectors, and integrated display solutions. NEC Display Solutions develops leading-edge visual technology and customer-focused solutions for a wide variety of markets, including enterprise, healthcare, education and digital signage. For additional information about NEC Display Solutions of America monitors, consumers can call (866) NEC-MORE, or visit the website at www.necdisplay.com. For digital images, please visit http://necdisplay.com/digital-media-library.


Bill Woodard
VP Purchasing & Marketing
(954) 315-3340

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Look Solutions Turns 15

2012 sees German smoke machine manufacturers, Look Solutions, celebrating their fifteenth anniversary, proudly selling their fog and haze generators – “Made in Germany” – to professionals worldwide.

Established by Kirsten Eicher and operating from an office and small workshop storing and dispatching a small product range, Look Solutions soon found it necessary to move in into its own large premises in Ronnenberg/Hannover. Now, with distributors in more than 31 countries all over the world and a subsidiary in the US, Look Solutions is a truly global company.

Part of its success is derived from the close working relationship between the Production, Consultation & Sales and Service departments which all share the same premises. This enables fast and constant communication creating the ideal conditions for the development of innovative products, allowing the designers to respond quickly to customers’ requirements and create products to fit an ever-changing market.

“Our product range is very different from the small beginnings of fifteen years ago,” explains Eicher. “We now produce machines which will cover all aspects of the market from the Viper range of fog generators to the Unique 2.1 hazer with its quick warm up time, the adjustable output and the very low fluid consumption. We have machines for specialised uses like the massive 9kW-generator Orka for a high quantity fog output or, at the other end of the scale, the unique Tiny-range of battery operated fog generators, which can be built into costumes and props for the theatre market. In 2007, the Tiny-Fogger was honoured with a Technical Achievement Award from the The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Most recently, with the launch of the new Cryo-Fog, we have a presence in the low-fog market.”

Originally concentrating on the theatre market, Look Solutions products are now sought after by fire brigades, air flow testing companies and amusement and theme parks as well as being employed on film sets and spectaculars such as the opening ceremony of the Asian Games in Doha.

“After 15 years in the business we are very excited and optimistic about the future,” says Eicher. “We are still as enthusiastic about our market as we were fifteen years ago and are already planning more products to bring to the market. As a first step to cope with the growing business we will move in into an even larger hall at the end of the year.”

Look Solutions also offers a range of accessories, flightcases and haze- and fog fluids.

More information can be found on the website www.looksolutions.com or www.looksolutionsusa.com.

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Almo Professional A/V Showcases “Digital Signage Your Way” at DSE 2012

Almo Professional A/V Showcases
“Digital Signage Your Way” at DSE 2012

Almo Rolls Out the Red Carpet Inviting Attendees to Build Signage Projects in Booth; Seven Video Walls, Two Test Drive Centers; Multiple Training Sessions

Philadelphia, PA — February 29, 2012 — Almo Professional A/V, the nation’s fastest growing audiovisual distributor, is rolling out a red carpet for attendees at next week’s DSE Expo 2012, March 6-9 in Las Vegas, NV. The Almo Pro A/V booth (#631) will showcase seven video walls in different configurations for visitors to peruse, as well as two Test Drive centers that give attendees the opportunity to try out content creation/management options. Almo will showcase the latest digital signage products resulting from new and exclusive relationships with manufacturers including NanoLumens, Planar, Christie MicroTiles and BrightSign. Almo Pro A/V is also sponsoring and participating in several educational sessions throughout the show.

“Our booth theme is ‘Digital Signage Your Way.’ We have made our booth a red carpet experience for attendees by allowing them to come in and explore in a hands-on environment with their very own Digital Signage Concierge to guide the way,” explained Melody Craigmyle, vice president of marketing for Almo Professional A/V. “The Almo booth experience is different because it’s not about one specific manufacturer. We work with our integrators to help them build one-of-a-kind systems for a specific project using displays, content management, signal distribution and everything else necessary for a full digital signage installation.”

View a recent Skype interview with Melody Craigmyle about Almo’s presence at DSE here.

The Almo Pro A/V booth will include the some of the industry’s newest products, including:

• NanoLumens, Inc.’s line of ultra-slim and lightweight flexible and rigid LED displays for use in spaces previously impossible with traditional displays. Almo Pro A/V is the exclusive national distributor of NanoLumens products.

• Planar Systems, Inc.’s large-scale video wall and digital display systems, including the new Silhouette™ Display and Stand, a 10-foot tall sculptural implementation of video for architectural applications. It includes four LCD screens configured on a free-standing base, the required display and processing electronics, and all required installation services.

• The Christie MicroTiles JumpStart content management package, which allows content to be easily arranged in various shapes and resolutions on a large video wall.
The two Test Drive stations in the Almo booth are being driven with content management systems using AMX’s Inspired XPress and BrightSign’s Digital Sign Controller. Attendees can use these systems and publish projects live and on the fly in the Almo booth.

Almo Pro A/V is also participating in the following educational sessions:

• Broaden Your Creative Horizons Using Flexible Digital Signage
Richard Cope, CEO, NanoLumens
Wednesday, March 7, 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Theater B
Workshop shows how to apply flexible LED technology to engage audiences in ways never before imaginable.

• The Art of “Techorating” – the Next Generation of Digital Signage
Apryl Griswold, Business Development Manager, Almo Professional A/V
Wednesday, March 7, 3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m., Theater B
Learn about the blending of modern display technologies with the art of decorating a space to ensure that the design and electronics suit the style and function of the space.

• Introduction to the Samsung SUR40 – The Next Generation in Interactivity
Jonathon Brawn, Principal, Brawn Consulting
Thursday, March 8, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Samsung booth #810
This session shows how using this new display technology makes it possible for people to share, collaborate and explore together using a large, thin display that recognizes fingers, hands and other objects placed on the screen. Participants will be entered to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet.

Almo’s E4 AV Tour – Coming to Irvine and D.C. This Spring
Registration is now open for Almo Pro A/V’s next two E4 AV events, which will take place in Irvine, Calif. on Tuesday, April 3 and Washington D.C. on Friday, May 18. Both events include multiple training sessions on digital signage topics along with an exhibit hall full of the latest digital signage products. They run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and are entirely free, including parking, to Almo Pro A/V’s reseller, integrator and consultant partners. To register, go to www.e4avtour.com or register in the Almo booth during DSE.

Launched in December 2009, The E4 AV tour is a free, full-day program with an intense educational focus that allows partners to earn valuable InfoComm International CTS RUs while networking with the industry’s top manufacturers. Close to 4,000 attendees have experienced the benefits of the E4 events and, in the process, have earned nearly 2,750 InfoComm CTS RUs.

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About Almo Professional A/V
Almo Professional A/V is the nation’s fastest growing distributor serving the needs of professional audiovisual integrators, dealers and consultants. With a highly skilled sales team, reseller education programs, 10 distribution centers across the U.S. and product lines for the Pro A/V channel, Almo Professional A/V provides customers with the full distribution experience on a local and a personal level.

The Almo Professional A/V sales team is InfoComm-trained and the majority is CTS-certified. Almo Professional A/V has aligned with InfoComm International to offer courses worth CTS renewal units that enable partners to stay ahead. At the same time, the division works with industry vendors to bring live and online product training opportunities directly to channel partners.

Almo Professional A/V is a division of Almo Corp., the nation’s leading independent distributor of consumer electronics and major appliances. For more information about Almo Professional A/V, please call 410-560-2890 or go to www.almoproav.com. Almo Professional A/V can also be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/almoproav and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/almoproav.

*All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

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DVEO Announces NAB 2012 Product Launches – Including RSS Feed/Logo Inserter, IP Time Delay, Multichannel Streaming Video Monitoring System, and Latest Additions to Popular MultiStreamer Product Family of Real Time Streaming Transcoders

MultiStreamer DIG-IP Micro

SDI/HD-SDI to IP Transcoder/Streamer – MultiStreamer DIG/IP (micro)

San Diego, California — March 1, 2012 — DVEO, the broadcast division of Computer Modules, Inc. (CMI), will introduce numerous innovative new products at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show in Las Vegas, April 16-19 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at booth SU2114.

DVEO products at NAB 2012 will include:
1. 200 Channel Enterprise Class Multiblade Transcoder Streaming System – MultiStreamer IP/IP (Brutus)™
2. Compact Multifunction SDI/HD-SDI to IP Transcoder/Streamer – MultiStreamer DIG/IP (micro)™
3. Logo, RSS Feeds, Graphics, CG, and Text Inserter with IP, ASI, or SDI Input/Output — LogoSerter IP/ASI/SDI™
4. IP Time Delay for 40+ Transport Streams, for IPTV Cloud Based Time Shifting – DelayServer IP™
5. 10-40+ Stream Multi-Window Transport Stream Monitoring and Error Checking System with IP and/or ASI Input – Q Check IP/ASI™
6. Rugged Handheld QAM/DVB-C Digital Signal Level Meter – Probium QAM™

1. 200 Channel Enterprise Class Multiblade Transcoder Streaming System – MultiStreamer IP/IP (Brutus)
DVEO’s MultiStreamer™ transcoders support numerous video formats and protocols, and send multiple simultaneous IP streams to iPads, iPhones, CDNs, and remote video capture devices. The enterprise class MultiStreamer IP/IP (Brutus) is a real time, broadcast quality multichannel IP transcoder and/or streamer. Each of the up to ten Brutus modules transcodes up to 6 1080i/p HD streams, 12 720p HD streams, or 20 SD streams from MPEG-2 to H.264, or vice-versa. That’s 60 1080i/p HD streams, or 120 720p HD streams, or 200 SD streams, in a 4 RU rack space. The system features IP input and output. Optional inputs include 8VSB, SDI/HD-SDI, DVB-ASI, DVB-S+S2, QAM, DVB-C, and DVB-T. Also available – A two blade 1 RU system that transcodes up to 40 SD streams – the MultiStreamer IP/IP (Brutus 1RU).

2. Compact Multifunction SDI/HD-SDI to IP Transcoder/Streamer – MultiStreamer DIG/IP (micro)
An affordable Linux® based transcoder, encoder, and live streamer, the MultiStreamer DIG/IP (micro) accepts uncompressed SDI or HD-SDI video from cameras, editing systems, or video servers, and supports simultaneous IP input. It encodes the video to multiple H.264/MPEG-4 AVC standard streams, and streams them to set top boxes, content delivery networks (CDNs), and remote video servers, and iPads and iPhones. The IP transport streams can be provided with most industry standard protocols, including UDP, RTP, or IGMP and wrappers such as HLS, RTMP, RTSP, etc. Audio output is AAC, AC-3 pass through, Ogg Vorbis, or MP3 (license required). The system transcodes up to one 1080i or 1080p HD stream plus and 1 720p HD stream at 6 Mbps, and 2 SD streams at 2 Mbps. The micro is less than 10 inches long, making it ideal for streaming events, corporate training, or religious services.

The optional MultiStreamer HDMI/IP™ (micro) supports HDMI input instead of SDI/HD-SDI. Additional component video input is also available as an option. The MultiStreamer DIG/IP is available in several configurations – mini (1 RU), midi, (2 RU), maxi (3 RU), and the Brutus 4 RU and 1 RU blade systems.

3. Logo, RSS Feeds, Graphics, CG, and Text Inserter with IP, ASI, or SDI Input/Output — LogoSerter IP/ASI/SDI
DVEO’s LogoSerter IP/ASI/SDI inserts graphics, logos, CG, RSS feeds, and/or text anywhere on H.264 or MPEG-2 video content with any degree of transparency, on a schedule. Three versions are available – IP input and output, DVB-ASI input and output, or SDI input and output. Graphics, logos, and text can be static, blinking, scrolling, or rotating. Operators can add sidebars and scrolling text for crawling messages, weather bulletins, ads, and emergency alerts. DVEO can also create customized systems to meet customers’ needs. The broadcast quality system enables broadcasters, Telco TV, IPTV, and cable operators to “brand” their video content with images that are not easily removed.

4. IP Time Delay for 40+ Transport Streams, for IPTV Cloud Based Time Shifting – DelayServer IP
Available as a standalone system or as an option for the MultiStreamer and MPEG Gearbox™ systems, the DelayServer IP is a broadcast quality IP to IP gateway and delaying file server. It captures 40+ MPEG-2 or H.264 standard or high definition IP transport streams and plays them back after a delay that is finely adjustable from seconds to hours. Capture and playback can be simultaneous on multiple streams. Users can also adjust the delay times “on the fly”. The system has been tested to be compatible with several major brands of CDN’s. It can also work as a network DVR. Product options include ASI output, additional storage capacity, and unicast to multicast conversion.

5. 10-40+ Stream Multi-Window Transport Stream Monitoring and Error Checking System with IP and/or ASI Input – Q Check IP/ASI
The Q Check IP/ASI is a real time, Core i7 based, multiviewer transport stream monitoring system for viewing, monitoring, and logging errors. It includes error trapping for video freezes, black screens, loss of video, loss of audio, loss of subtitles and audio levels in multi program IP and/or ASI streams (SD/HD, MPEG-2/H.264) with 10 to 40+ services. It features a full transport stream analyzer plus support for audio alarms, SNMP, email alerts, etc. Three ordering options are available for input – IP, ASI, or IP and ASI. Additional inputs include audio, subtitles, teletext (subtitles, newsflash, interrupted, subpages), clocks, and images. The system is ideal for cable head ends.

6. Rugged Handheld QAM/DVB-C Digital Signal Level Meter – Probium QAM
Suitable for digital and analog networks, the rugged Probium QAM™ is a 5 to 870 MHz fast, sensitive spectrum analyzer. It measures signal strength, BER, MER, constellations, etc. Analog signal measurements include amplitude, carrier-to-noise ratio, trunk voltage, TILT measurement, and simultaneous displays of video carrier and audio carrier strength and V/A measurement The compact unit is an ideal cable system QAM analyzer for field or head end RF analysis.

“As always, we are proud to present leading edge products at NAB 2012,“ commented Laszlo Zoltan, Sales Manager for DVEO. “We’ve developed these systems with a wide variety of options to suit our customers. And we are very open to customizing our products.”

DVEO will also showcase their popular line of DVB Master™ PCIe transmit/receive cards, eYe Grabber™ portable modulators and transport stream generators, and the VidPort SD-HD™ single channel HD/SD-SDI input or output card.

DVEO, DelayServer IP, DVB Master, eYe Grabber, LogoSerter IP/ASI/SDI, MultiStreamer DIG/IP,
MultiStreamer HDMI/IP, MultiStreamer IP/IP (Brutus), MPEG Gearbox, MultiStreamer IP/IP (Brutus 1RU), Probium QAM, Q Check IP/ASI, and VidPort SD-HD are trademarks of Computer Modules, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

Supplemental Information for Press Release
Suggested Retail Prices:

DelayServer IP: $5,995 U.S.
LogoSerter IP/ASI/SDI: $7,995 U.S.
MultiStreamer DIG/IP (mini): $3,295 U.S.
MultiStreamer HDMI/IP: $3,295 U.S.
Individual MultiStreamer IP/IP (Brutus) Module: $12,500 U.S.
MultiStreamer IP/IP (Brutus)/10 channel System with 10 modules: $125,000 U.S.
Probium QAM: $1,995 U.S.
Q Check IP/IP 10 Channel: $14,995 U.S.

About CMI and DVEO
CMI, founded in 1982, is a privately held company headquartered in San Diego, California. DVEO, the Broadcast Division of Computer Modules, Inc., sells digital video and high definition television (HDTV) products to the top television broadcast companies throughout the world.

For more information on CMI and DVEO, please contact Rebecca Gray at +1 (858) 613-1818 or rebecca@dveo.com. To download DVEO’s press releases and product images, visit the news section at www.dveo.com.

DVEO, 11409 West Bernardo Court, San Diego, California, 92127
Web: www.dveo.com phone: +1 (858) 613-1818, fax: +1 (858) 613-1815


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