A virtual press conference from Sound & Video Contractor

Archive for May, 2012

LECTROSONICS DEPLOYED AT LOUISIANA STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM

**** Photo: Greg Byrd, IT Manager of LASERS ****

Baton Rouge, LA – May 2012… Managing the operation of a conference center’s audio system is generally not part of the average business person’s ‘technical repertoire,’ which is precisely why so many such facilities have on-site A/V technicians / operators. But for the Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, an easy-to-manage sound reinforcement setup was mandated as part of the design and installation requirements for the organization’s board room and conference facilities. After carefully evaluating the requirements of the project, Baton Rouge, LA-based Technical Services Group (TSG) deployed an ASPEN processor setup from Lectrosonics. more

BenQ America Corp. at InfoComm 2012

InfoComm 2012
June 13-15 – Las Vegas
BenQ America Corp.
Booth C6026
more

X2O Media at InfoComm 2012

InfoComm 2012
June 13-15  Las Vegas
X2O Media
Booth N1305 more

Wowza Media Systems Adds iStreamLive as Streaming Partner

EVERGREEN, Colo. and MULLICA HILL, N.J. — May 22, 2012 — Wowza Media Systems LLC, the “Any Screen Done Right(TM)” media server software company, today welcomed online video distribution network (VDN) provider iStreamLive as an official Wowza(R) Streaming Partner, a designation reserved for those that have achieved high levels of deployment, expertise, and customer satisfaction with Wowza-based products. iStreamLive uses Wowza Media Server(R) 3 to facilitate online video streaming for its customers in the Americas, Europe, Asia/Pacific, and Africa.

“Online video viewing has been on a sharp upswing in the past couple of years, and we intend to capitalize on the market demand with our Wowza partnership,” said Stan Weatherby, CEO of iStreamLive.net, LLC. “Our core solution, iConnect, was built around the proven Wowza software platform. Wowza is a leader in today’s market, with a very dynamic and fluid media server system, and we look forward to bringing this best-of-breed VDN service solution to the video streaming market.”

As part of Wowza Media Server 3′s latest enhancements, iStreamLive utilizes the new Wowza Transcoder(TM) AddOn for Dubai Media Inc. iStreamLive uses the transcoding component as part of its automated provisioning system and database mechanism developed based on Wowza software. In addition, iStreamLive is developing a Web-based management console for similar public use.

“We choose our Streaming Partners carefully to ensure they are the best at what they do,” said Dave Stubenvoll, CEO and co-founder, Wowza Media Systems. “By merging its sophisticated distribution infrastructure with the power of Wowza Media Server software, iStreamLive gives its customers unmatched video streaming performance, delivering video to any screen efficiently and cost-effectively.”

Wowza Media Server 3 is the industrial-strength, high-performance software that simultaneously streams live and on-demand media to any screen — Adobe(R) Flash(R) and Microsoft(R) Smooth Streaming-enabled computers and devices; iPhone(R)/iPad(R), Android(TM), and other smartphones and tablets; smart TVs; as well as IPTV/OTT set-top endpoints. The software provides a single extensible platform for a variety of high-value features, including live transcoding for adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming; any-screen, time-shifted playback; and premium content delivery with multiplatform digital rights management (DRM).

# # #

About iStreamLive
iStreamLive is fast becoming a leader in video distribution services, live video streaming services, enterprise-class white-labeled CDNs, and video on demand. With its iConnect Platform, iStreamLive gives clients the flexibility needed to budget out video streaming and CDN-related needs. iStreamLive offers plans to fit any budget for large and/or SMBs. More information is available at www.istreamlive.com.

About Wowza Media Systems
Wowza Media Systems, LLC (www.wowza.com) is the “Any Screen Done Right(TM)” media server software company delivering an industrial-strength infrastructure for streaming live video, video-on-demand, live recording, and video chat. Wowza(R) has a singular focus on delivering high-performance media server software to service providers, media properties, enterprises, and other organizations serious about delivering video to any digital screen — computer, mobile phone, or home TV. More than 100,000 global licensees in entertainment, social media, advertising, enterprise, education, government, and Internet commerce have deployed Wowza Media Server software to date. Wowza is privately held with headquarters in Evergreen, Colo.

Wowza and related marks are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Wowza Media Systems LLC. iStreamLive is a registered trademark of iStreamLive.net, LLC. Third-party product names and related marks are either registered trademarks or trademarks of such third parties.

PR Link: www.ingearpr.com/Wowza/120522.zip

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News |

Chyron Creative Services and Phase 3 Production Score With Winning On-Air Graphics Design

Companies Collaborate to Raise the Profile of Jamaica’s Red Stripe Premier League Broadcasts

MELVILLE, N.Y. — May 23, 2012 — Chyron today announced that its Creative Services division has teamed up with Phase 3 Productions — a TV, film, and multimedia production company based in Kingston, Jamaica — in overhauling TV broadcasts for the country’s Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL). Chyron Creative Services helped Phase 3 to identify the graphics, data, and functionality needed to give its coverage the high production value typical of the world’s most prominent soccer leagues and teams. Additionally, the team designed and built the requisite graphics and optimized its integration with the database that supports information-rich graphics playout via Phase 3′s LEX² graphics system.

“Because many football fans in Jamaica watch broadcasts from high-profile leagues such as the Barclay’s Premier League, they have come to expect a very high standard of production,” said Delano Forbes, director at Phase 3 Productions. “One of the most important elements of sports coverage is the presentation of numbers, and graphics and statistics are the main way in which that information is presented. Through our work with the Chyron Creative Services team, we’ve dramatically improved this element within our RSPL broadcasts. In addition, Red Stripe, a subsidiary of global giant Diageo, felt that the Chyron partnership brought added value to the televised productions.”

With Red Stripe’s sponsorship, Phase 3 is able to introduce regular Monday night football matches enhanced with the addition of new camera angles, replay capability, theme music, and audio effects; a much greater depth of stats and information; and the full branding and graphics package designed in conjunction with Chyron’s Creative Services team.

As an existing Chyron customer, Phase 3 already works within the Lyric graphics creation environment. With the aid of Chyron Creative Services, the company was able to design the graphics workflow to take full advantage of the Lyric software and the LEX² on-air graphics playout system.

“With its work on RSPL coverage, Phase 3 is raising the bar for how sports in Jamaica are covered,” said Bonnie Barclay, chief marketing officer at Chyron. “Never before have viewers seen local sports televised on this scale or with such a dynamic, professional look and feel. It’s a really remarkable advance that gives viewers a better experience while improving the visibility and popularity of the league’s sponsors, teams, and players.”

The first full RSPL season with the new look and feel will begin in September.

# # #

About Phase 3 Productions
With its cadre full of full-time employees, including directors, editors, audio engineers, videographers, and production coordinators, Phase 3 Productions can take a project from concept to completion. Over the years the company has evolved into a multimedia production house and has expanded its services to the wider Caribbean. While maintaining its focus on multicamera coverage of major events for television broadcast and program production, Phase 3 has ventured into new areas, including indoor/outdoor LED screens, multiscreen production (via plasma or large format projection screens), tape duplication, and DVD authoring. More information is available at www.phase3prod.com.

About Chyron
Chyron (NASDAQ: CHYR) is a leading provider of Graphics as a Service for on-air and digital video applications including newsrooms, studios, sports broadcasting facilities, and corporate video environments. An Emmy(R) Award-winning company whose products have defined the world of digital and broadcast graphics, Chyron’s graphics solutions include the Axis World Graphics online content creation software and order management system, on-air graphics systems, clip servers, channel branding, and graphics asset management solutions, all of which may be incorporated into the company’s BlueNet” end-to-end graphics workflow. More information about Chyron products and services is available on the company websites: www.chyron.com and www.axisgraphics.tv. The company’s investor relations information is at www.chyron.com via the “Investors” link.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Chyron/Phase3.zip

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News |

FOR-A to Introduce the FT-ONE—World’s First Full 4K Super Slow Motion Camera—at Cine Gear Expo Los Angeles

Cypress, California – FOR-A Company Limited, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, will debut the FT-ONE full 4K high resolution variable frame rate camera—the world’s first full 4K super slow motion camera—Booth S320 at Cine Gear Expo, which runs from June 1-2 at The Studios @ Paramount in Hollywood. Now in its 16th year, Cine Gear Expo is the premier film, video, and digital media expo for the entertainment industry.

Harnessing the power of a state-of-the-art, FOR-A originally developed, high-sensitivity CMOS color sensor “FT1-CMOS”, the FT-ONE records and plays back full 4K (4096 x 2160) film look imagery. To achieve its full 4K super slow motion (“super slomo”) capabilities, the FT-ONE will record up to 1,000 frames per second.

Images are captured as uncompressed raw data on the system’s internal (RAM) memory, which has a recording capacity of 8.5 seconds. This data is then stored on one of two hot-swappable SSD cartridges. Each cartridge is capable of storing 75 seconds of full 4K resolution images, enabling up to 150 seconds with a maximum of two SSD cartridges.

The FT-ONE is capable of simultaneously recording and playing back in full 4K resolution. At the user’s preference, one output channel can provide either full 4K output, or four 1080p HD-SDI outputs; while the other output channel provides down-converted HD-SDI for live viewing and the control menu.

“While digital cinematography has been widely adopted within the motion picture production and post production communities, there has been a technology gap—the ability to record super slow motion image at full 4K resolution,” said Hiro Tanoue, President for FOR-A Corporation of America. “The new FT-ONE completes the 4K workflow by introducing this ability, with the high-level performance this application demands. We chose Cine Gear Expo as the venue for our breakthrough announcement since this event draws key decision makers and creatives seeking the latest solutions for high-end entertainment production. With the FT-ONE camera rolling, they can rest assured they won’t miss that critical action shot.”

The FT-ONE camera uses a PL mount lens and the global shutter system makes the FT-ONE free from the picture distortion caused by the rolling shutter system. The FT-ONE is designed as a self-contained unit that is dependable and easy to use. It weights 7kg in a size of 235mm(W)x294mm(H)x384mm(D).

About FOR-A

FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A’s product line, call 714-894-3311 or visit our web site at www.for-a.com.

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: Events, New Products, News, Tradeshow News |

Platinum Tools® New Ergo Scissors Now Shipping

The New Ergonomic Scissors from Platinum Tools Combine Form & Functionality, Making Them a Must for Every Tool Belt

CAMARILLO, Calif., May 23, 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 ergonomic scissors (P/N 10515C) are now shipping with an MSRP of $20.98.

“Whether you are a Security, Telecom, Datacom, or Electrical installer, your tool belt needs a good pair of scissors,” explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “Made in the U.S.A., our new ergonomic scissors combine form and functionality, making them a must for every tool belt.”

The new design makes it feel as if it were custom made for the user’s hand. The cushioned grip, free fall design, and non-slip handle adds extra leverage for easy cutting, less wrist stress, and no pinch points.

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.

# # #

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News |

BASSMAXX Now Offers “Sound Defense” Warranty Program

AUSTIN, Texas, May 23, 2012 — BASSMAXX (www.bassmaxx.com), an industry-leading manufacturer of high-output subwoofers and audiophile-quality professional loudspeakers, is proud to announce it is introducing “Sound Defense”, a new enhanced warranty program.

The “Sound Defense” program adds coverage of all driver components, including open coils, for one year from date of purchase, doubling to two years with the purchase of full powered systems. With “Sound Defense”, if a driver fails within the program term, it will be repaired or replaced without charge, regardless of fault. Customers can also extend the “Sound Defense” program beyond the initial term through an annual subscription.

“The point of the ‘Sound Defense’ program is to allow the customer to feel comfortable discovering the full potential of their BASSMAXX system,” explained David Lee, president of BASSMAXX. “By guaranteeing that they won’t be faced with a repair bill for turning up beyond the limits they expect from other boxes, we allow them to gain total confidence in the capabilities of these products. With ‘Sound Defense’, we are guaranteeing that the customer will not encounter the expense of repairing a BASSMAXX loudspeaker, blown for any reason, for up to two years. Being that many of our boxes focus on providing the deepest super-low end, at very high levels, we believe that’s a pretty revolutionary offer.”

BASSMAXX offers a 30-day unconditional money-back satisfaction guarantee and the standard limited warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship for six years on the cabinets and two years on the electronics.
“It’s essential that our customers are thrilled with their purchases, and so we take the responsibility to ensure that they are,” Lee added. “In addition to satisfaction guaranteed, with ‘Sound Defense’, performance and reliability are also guaranteed.”

For more information on BASSMAXX products and services, please call 713-397-4466, or visit www.BASSMAXX.com.

About BASSMAXX
Since 1999, BASSMAXX has designed and delivered powerful and efficient sound systems to the live sound and high-end club market. Applying a ruthless practicality to uncompromising standards of quality and reliability has yielded a product line that is both exotic in performance and accessible in price.

# # #

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News |

TPI Clears The Air (Space) With WSDG Expansion

DC-Area Complex Alleviates Dulles Flight Path Noise

CHANTILLY, VA. One of the largest TV production/post-production facilities in the Washington DC area, TeleProductions, Inc. (TPI) has produced and distributed TV programming for international broadcast, cable, satellite and new media audiences for over thirty years. Now headquartered in a new building directly beneath the Dulles Airport flight path, TPI has completed significant upgrades enabling them to branch out into new production opportunities. These include an expansive new music production live room, shared by two spacious control rooms, and a 1,750 square foot shooting stage with a dedicated audio control room. They also required an acoustic treatment program to alleviate persistent airport-related noise. To address all these issues, TPI called NY-based Walters-Storyk Design Group.

WSDG partner/project manager Joshua Morris reports that the design plan included a central machine room (CMR), several edit rooms for post-production work, a production suite comprised of a studio, control room and an isolation booth and two self-contained edit suites for external clients. WSDG also developed a spacious conference room and a small 30-seat screening room, which included a surround system and speaker wall.

“The most significant issue we faced during the design process was TPI’s proximity to the Dulles Airport flight path,” Morris says. “Acoustic isolation had to be maintained across the entire frequency spectrum, but specifically low frequencies. Fortunately, in addition to our standard isolated ceiling lid, the building’s 24 ft. ceiling height was more than adequate for a second ‘non-isolated’ lid, thereby increasing the isolation and achieving our target quietness level. This second lid also functions as a mechanical mezzanine enabling workers to access ductwork and equipment as needed. The implementation of these design elements enabled us to virtually eliminate air traffic noise interference from TPI’s production/post-production complex,” Morris explains.

Because TPI operators typically work standing up in studio control rooms, WSDG designed an elevated platform system enabling the consoles to be installed at this appropriate height. WSDG also developed a raised access floor system to ensure easy access to the extensive AV cables that run through the facility. This solution not only served to facilitate access, but also helped reroute AV cables from interference inducing power cables. Moreover, it eased construction coordination, as empty conduits were not required to share mechanical or lighting equipment space.

WSDG worked closely with local architect Sal Poulton of Gileau-Poulton Architects in Woodbridge, VA.

###

Photos: 1. TPI Shooting Stage with isolated acoustic lid
2. TPI floor plan.

Walters-Storyk Design Group has designed over 3000 media production facilities in the U.S., Europe, the Far East and Latin America. WSDG credits range from the original Jimi Hendrix Electric Lady Studio in Greenwich Village to NYC’s Jazz At Lincoln Center performance complex, broadcast facilities for The Food Network, CBS and WNET, over twenty teaching studios for The Art Institutes around the US, and corporate clients such as Hoffman La Roche. Recent credits include Jungle City, NY’s major new destination studio; private studios for Green Day, Jay-Z, Timbaland’s Tim Mosley, film composer Carter Burwell, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen and Alicia Keys. WSDG principals John Storyk, Beth Walters, and Dirk Noy lecture frequently at universities and industry events, and contribute regularly to industry publications. WSDG is a seven-time winner of the prestigious TEC Award for outstanding achievement in Acoustics/Facility Design, including 2012 for Jungle City. WSDG maintains offices in NY, SF, Miami, Argentina, Brazil, Beijing, Germany, Mexico City, Spain and Switzerland.

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News |

Matt Danilowicz to Head Expanded Vitec Videocom

Bury St Edmunds, UK: 23 May 2012The Vitec Group plc (“Vitec”), the international provider of products and services for the broadcast, photographic, and MAG (military, aerospace and government) markets, has appointed Matt Danilowicz as CEO of its Vitec Videocom division. He replaces Joop Janssen who has held the role since 2003, and is moving on to become CEO of EVS Broadcast Equipment.

Danilowicz has demonstrated incisive leadership in the broadcast industry, working with a number of major manufacturers. Within Vitec Videocom, Danilowicz was CEO of Clear-Com for five years until 2010, and at the beginning of 2012 he returned to head Bexel, the US-based rental and services company. Alongside his appointment as divisional CEO, Bexel is being merged with Vitec Videocom, and he will align the two organisations, strengthening still further the focus on the broadcast and professional video market, which is a core element of the Vitec Group’s three market strategy.

For the immediate future, Danilowicz will be based at Bexel’s head office in Los Angeles. To support him there is an addition to the Vitec Videocom senior management team. Paul Watson joins the division following a 20 year career in a range of industries, based in Germany and Switzerland as well as the UK. His primary role is as General Manager, Supports, overseeing the work of Vitec’s brands O’Connor, Sachtler, Vinten and Vinten Radamec, based in the Bury St Edmunds offices in the UK. As a member of the senior management team he will also provide support for Danilowicz in European time zones.

“Over the last nine years Joop Janssen has driven growth and market share for the Vitec Videocom brands,” said Stephen Bird, CEO of the Vitec Group. “We thank him for his many achievements and wish him well as his career progresses. Matt Danilowicz is one of the most accomplished managers in our industry, which is why we worked so hard to bring him back into the Vitec Group to head Bexel. He is the natural choice to take Vitec Videocom on to the next level.”

Matt Danilowicz added, “Under Joop’s guidance, Vitec Videocom has become one of the most exciting companies in our industry, packed with innovative brands that are part of the fabric of the industry. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Joop for the success he has brought to the company. I am relishing the challenge of taking it to the next level maximising the customer proposition of Vitec Videocom by building on those brands to develop complete solutions around the camera.”

Danilowicz formally takes up the role of divisional CEO on 1 August 2012. Until that date he is working closely with Joop Janssen to ensure a smooth transition and a seamless handover. Paul Watson joins the business on 11 June 2012. While continuing to drive the Staging business, fellow Vitec divisional CEO Jerry Gepner will also assist Matt with key advice and counsel during the transition.

About Vitec Videocom

Vitec Videocom brings together some of the most respected, most innovative and most sought-after brands in the industry: Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, OConnor, Petrol Bags, Sachtler, Vinten and Vinten Radamec. It acts as an endorsing brand for these market-leading broadcast, film and pro video products, encouraging multi-brand system sales and simplifying the way that customers worldwide do business.

Vitec Videocom is an operating division within the Vitec Group, an international business serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military aerospace and government markets. Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers rely on worldwide.

Vitec Videocom – innovative products around the camera.

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: Company Announcements, News |

About

Stay up to date on the latest technology news. Select press representatives post company news several times a day. Check back often to get the latest news on product releases, mergers and acquisitions, and product applications. To be included in this virtual press conference, please contact The Wire.

Calendar

May 2012
M T W T F S S
« Apr   Jun »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031  

Your Account

Subscribe

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Subscribe to MyYahoo News Feed

Subscribe to Bloglines

Google Syndication