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Software Giant SAS Installs Fourth Utah Scientific Routing Switcher as Part of Massive Campus Expansion

SALT LAKE CITY — June 7, 2012 — Utah Scientific, the worldwide leader in routing and master control switchers, today announced that business analytics and software giant SAS has outfitted its award-winning new Executive Briefing Center on its 900-acre Cary, N.C. campus with a Utah Scientific digital routing switcher. SAS’ extensive in-house media operation, which already uses Utah Scientific gear for routing and master control, nearly doubled in size with the addition of the Executive Briefing Center. SAS will use its newest routing switcher in the Executive Briefing Center building to connect it to Campus Master Control in another building.

“We had ambitious goals for the Executive Briefing Center in terms of routing and master control. We chose Utah Scientific because we wanted a solution we knew would work,” said Woody Weaver, SAS engineering and operations manager. “We were looking for a fiber routing system centered on 1080i using HD-SDI, with the ability to mix fiber and copper inputs/outputs. We also sought a broadcast-quality router that we could control using our existing soft- and hard-panel controllers from either the Executive Briefing Center or Campus Master Control. And we wanted it to work with the Utah Scientific equipment we already had.”

SAS installed a Utah Scientific UTAH-400/288R routing switcher in the Executive Briefing Center for in-building master control, and connected it via fiber to the existing Utah Scientific campus master control system in another building. The switcher’s input/output options exceed the requirements of 1080i, and its I/O cards are 3G-SDI video-capable, giving SAS the ability to route video resolutions higher than 1080i in the future. The router provides options for single-mode fiber I/O cards to allow routing from building to building. Another key feature is the ability to route both fiber and copper feeds as needed, meaning SAS is not limited to one or the other. SAS’ existing Utah Scientific SC-4 control system allows the soft panels loaded on SAS computers to control the Utah Scientific equipment in both buildings.

The Executive Briefing Center hosts events in Building C and its equipment connects to the existing Utah Scientific routing system in Building V Master Control via campus fiber when needed for video editing, distribution, etc.

“We’ve been working with Woody and his team at SAS for years to help ensure their demanding operation always runs smoothly,” said Tom Harmon, president and CEO of Utah Scientific. “When they expanded, we were able to provide a solution that works in conjunction with what they already had in place. Now they’ve got a combination of Utah Scientific equipment that connects seamlessly so that Campus Master Control can take over whenever necessary.”

More information on Utah Scientific routing and master control switching products can be found at www.utahscientific.com.

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About SAS
SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 55,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world The Power to Know(R).

About Utah Scientific Inc.
Throughout more than 30 years in business, Utah Scientific has earned its position as worldwide leader in routing and master control switchers by working with customers to meet their needs for advanced signal distribution and control technology. The company’s confidence in its industry-leading products is exemplified by its renowned no-fee, 10-year warranty and validated by multiple Frost & Sullivan Customer Service Leadership Awards. Additional information about Utah Scientific and its products can be found at www.utahscientific.com.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Utah/UTAH-400288R.zip
Photo Caption: SAS installed a Utah Scientific UTAH-400/288R routing switcher in the Executive Briefing Center for in-building master control.

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Canon U.S.A. Introduces Four Portable LCD Projectors that Deliver Crisp Images at an Affordable Price

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 7, 2012 – Integrating the latest technology advances into its line of LV-Series portable projectors, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced four LCD models designed to serve the needs of a wide range of professional users. Common to all of these convenient, lightweight portable projectors is a cost-effective combination of high brightness, long lamp and filter life, and convenient auto setup functions. Divided into Advanced (“A”) and Mid-Range (“M”) models, Canon’s newest products include the LV-8227A high-contrast projector and the LV-7392A, LV-7297M, and LV-7292M multimedia projectors.

“Canon’s lineup of LV-Series portable LCD projectors is designed to appeal to a diverse array of markets and applications with great performance, genuine user benefits, and excellent cost-efficiency,” stated Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technology & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.

Combining high-contrast (3000:1) image projection with widescreen WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution display, the Canon LV-8227A multimedia projector is designed to deliver bright (2500-lumen), highly detailed video and still images even in well-lit environments, such as classrooms. The Canon LV-8227A is also capable of reproducing full 16:10 widescreen images generated by the latest laptop and desktop computers – including crisp, well-defined diagrams and spreadsheets – without cropping or compression.

Outputting a bright 3000-lumen image, the Canon LV-7392A multimedia projector features a contrast ratio of 2000:1, and is also well-suited for classrooms, labs, and other smaller educational environments. The LV-7392A delivers XGA (1024 x 768) resolution images, as do the LV-7297M and LV-7292M multimedia projectors, which output 2600 and 2200 lumens, respectively. The LV-7297M and LV-7292M are designed for general use by the small office/home office market.

All four of Canon’s newest LV-Series portable projectors include a wide array of computer, video and audio connections for compatibility with a variety of media-display devices. Connectors include a HDMI 1.3 input that enables crystal-clear display of high-definition video signals from Blu-ray players, satellite TV or digital cable boxes, and other high-quality video and audio sources. An RS-232C serial connection provides for full local PC controls when using third-party control software. The LV-8227A and LV-7392A each include a 10-watt built-in speaker with network control capabilities while the LV-7297M and LV-7292M incorporate 1-watt built-in speakers.

Canon’s LV-8227A, LV-7392A, LV-7297M and LV-7292M multimedia projectors feature Genuine Canon wide-angle 1.2x zoom lenses with manual zoom and focus for exact user-determined settings of projection optics, clear picture quality, and generous projection distances. The Canon projectors also include a variety of Image Modes to suit varied presentation needs, including:
• Standard – the normal mode pre-set on the projectors.
• Presentation – increases contrast and saturation (detailed diagrams and text in bright rooms).
• High Contrast – clear and easy-to-see detail in bright environments.
• Cinema – increased contrast and tonal detail for depiction of moving images.
• Blackboard/Greenboard – to improve color reproduction when projecting onto colored classroom boards.
• Color Board – to improve color reproduction when projecting on a colored wall.
• User 1-4 – enables users to save and recall preferred individual settings.

Advanced Features
The Canon LV-8227A, LV-7392A, LV-7297M and the LV-7292M projectors incorporate many useful features designed to maximize convenience and economy for end-users. These features include:

• Auto Setup Functions – for signal input, PC signal type, and vertical-keystone correction. One push of a button automatically identifies the type of input signal (video or computer), and – if a computer input – automatically synchronizes the projector’s display with the computer screen’s pixel configuration. Auto vertical-keystone “squares” images when the projector is facing the screen at an angle.
• Extended Projection-Lamp Life – up to 6,000 hours in Quiet Mode (projection-lamp life of the model LV-7490 is 5,000 hours in Quiet Mode).
• Extended Air Filter Life – up to 5,500 hours in ECO Mode (the filter, made of a new three-layer, highly efficient, hybrid material, cleans the air drawn in by the internal fan that cools the projection lamp).
• Quiet Operation – at only 29 dB (in Quiet Mode), these new projectors are equipped with a cooling system that produces very little noise.
• Easy-Install Lamp and Direct Power-On – convenient features for users wanting to ceiling-mount their Canon multimedia LCD projector.

Pricing, Availability and Warranty Information
The new Canon LV-8227A, LV-7392A, LV-7297M, and LV-7292M have suggested list prices of $799, $799, $699, and $599, respectively. All models are expected to ship in late June and each is backed by Canon U.S.A.’s exclusive Triple P (Projector Protection Program), a FREE service program that provides a loaner projector of equal or greater value to the end user in the event their projector needs to be repaired.

For more information, visit www.usa.canon.com/projectors.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2011† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2012. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.
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All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

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Autoscript Donates Teleprompters to Kiowa County Media Center

Vitec Videocom Helps Launch New Benchmark in Community Television

SHELTON, CT, JUNE 6, 2012—Autoscript, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, and the world’s leading teleprompting company, is pleased to announce its donation of entry-level teleprompters and software to the Kiowa County Media Center in Greensburg, Kansas. Following the EF5 tornado—with winds estimated at 205 mph—that devastated Kiowa County in 2007, the Kiowa County Media Center was formed to bring a new communication medium to the community. Dedicated to citizen journalism, it features a high definition broadcast studio, as well as a 22-foot television production trailer for remote broadcasts throughout the region—equipped with the latest professional broadcast gear through generous manufacturer donations.

Following the destruction of the 2007 tornado, Kansas State University’s Bert R. Biles, Ph.D., led the charge to bring better communication to Kiowa County. “When my team from Kansas State University drove down to Greensburg for the first time in September of 2007, we came to explore a dream with the citizens of Kiowa County—the idea that a community could take responsibility for creating a new form of community journalism,” says Biles, who is executive producer in K-State’s division of Communications and Marketing. After five years, funding from the county and corporate sponsorships of broadcast gear, the Kiowa County Media Center opened its doors on November 1, 2011, with an open house event held on Main Street in Greensburg to celebrate the $6.1-million LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum Kiowa County Commons building. The building includes the Media Center, which boasts a state-of-the art HDTV production trailer and a television studio, radio studio and editing laboratory, as one of its four tenants.

“The Kiowa County Media Center project is the centerpiece of a phenomenon—the restoration of a community that had been completely destroyed only five years prior,” says David Cox, key accounts manager, Autoscript. “Not only has the community sprung back, it is dedicated to bringing the latest advances from rebuilding a green community to forward-thinking communications facilities.”

Facilitated by Autoscript Managing Director Brian Larter, Autoscript donated two ELP15 LED-backlit 15-inch prompters, along with the corresponding WinPlus software. The perfect prompting solution for schools, colleges, universities and broadcasters, the ELP15 uses less power than older CRT units and provides a slimmer, more compact design in a rugged, all-metal case with either a lightweight folding hood for portability or a molded hood for the studio applications. Weighing just under six pounds, the ELP15 is an ideal teleprompter to stand up to entry-level users, while also offering great performance in the newsroom.

The new 15-inch monitor furthers the Media Center’s goal of energy efficiency, as it promotes longevity, performance and reliability—along with green energy savings—with 400 nits of brightness, composite, VGA and s-video inputs as well as the image-reversal capabilities necessary for prompting. Powered from an external AC to DC 12-volt power supply, the ELP15 can also be powered with 12-volts DC from a battery for portable applications. “The wonderfully lightweight and portable ELP15s are also easily adapted for field use in conjunction with the mobile production trailer,” adds Cox.

While prompters are most common in broadcast television newsrooms, they will have many uses in the Media Center. “With its staff of citizen journalists both in front of the cameras and behind them, I am absolutely convinced that the Autoscript teleprompters will help the Media Center team produce articulate, polished video presentations,” says Biles. “It will also provide an opportunity for the production staff to become accustomed to working with state-of-the-art prompters.

“Autoscript, their partners in the Vitec Group and the two dozen or so other companies from the television and radio broadcast and data communications industries have helped bring to reality a true miracle of the human spirit,” says Biles. “We especially want to thank David Cox of Autoscript for his unstinting efforts on behalf of the Media Center to encourage the various companies within the Vitec Group to support the project. The aggregate total of contributions puts the Vitec Group in the top tier of companies supporting the Media Center.”

Additional Vitec Group gear donated to support this initiative included batteries and chargers from Anton/Bauer; Sachtler, Vinten and Manfrotto camera support systems; Litepanels’ Emmy award-winning LED studio lighting technology; as well as camera backpacks, accessory bags, fanny packs, duffel bags and camera rain covers from Petrol to support field operations.

“I feel awed when I realize that in less than five years, the Media Center has been created as a vibrant, new journalistic model,” says Janet West, president, board of directors of the Kiowa County Media Center. “It is with heartfelt gratitude that we acknowledge the spirit of community, friendship and partnership with companies such as Autoscript and the Vitec Group that have brought this amazing community resource to fruition. Local programs produced by volunteers will have a network-style professional quality as a consequence of using the two Autoscript prompters in our HDTV Studio.”

For more information, visit www.Autoscript.tv.

About Autoscript
Established in the UK in 1984, with headquarters in the US and the UK, Autoscript is the world leader in the prompting industry. Autoscript provides a complete range of teleprompters for PC and the i-Series, the best designed and built hardware, PC cards and software, and—with its expanding line of intuitive accessories—is the new definition in prompting. Autoscript is a member of the Vitec Group. For more information visit www.autoscript.tv.

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.

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Canon U.S.A. Introduces the REALiS SX6000 and REALiS WX6000 High-Brightness Pro AV Series Multimedia LCOS Projectors

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 7, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, continues its strong commitment to the installation projector market with two new competitively priced additions to its high-brightness, high-resolution REALiS line of Pro AV Series multimedia LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) projectors, the SX6000 and the WX6000. Both of these new installation projectors are designed to provide exceptional display performance for large conference rooms, small theaters, and other long-throw venues with relatively high ambient light levels in a wide range of professional AV markets.

The Canon REALiS SX6000 and REALiS WX6000 projectors integrate new, advanced LCOS display panels with an improved pixel-spacing aperture ratio of 96 percent. When combined with Version 4.1 of Canon’s revolutionary AISYS (Aspectual Illumination System) optical technology both projectors can deliver high brightness, a contrast ratio of 1000:1, superior white balance, improved reliability and durability, and first-in-class energy efficiency. The REALiS SX6000 will deliver 6000 lumens of brightness at SXGA+ (1400 x 1050) resolution and an aspect ratio of 4:3 while the REALiS WX6000 delivers 5700 lumens of brightness at WXGA+ (1440 x 900) resolution and an aspect ratio of 16:10. In addition, both projectors feature a built-in Six-Axis Color-Correction IC and 3D Color LUT (look-up table) to provide superb color reproduction accuracy.

“The growing demand for installation projectors encompasses a broad range of professional AV markets, including higher education, business, houses of worship, engineering, government, and the military,” noted Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “Canon continues to strengthen its commitment to these and other installation-projector users, by providing these latest REALiS Pro AV Series multimedia LCOS models.”

Advanced Display Features
Responding to the most important needs of their users, the new Canon REALiS SX6000 and WX6000 projectors deliver a combination of excellent image quality together with high brightness. In addition to their AISYS-enhanced LCOS projection system, another reason for the improved image quality of the new models is their exceptional aperture ratio. (Aperture ratio refers to the percentage of each pixel that is used for projected image data.) The higher the aperture ratio, the less visible space there is between pixels in the projected image, leading to higher image quality at comparable resolutions. With an aperture ratio of 96% and brightness levels of 6000 lumens and 5700 lumens respectively, the REALiS SX6000 and WX6000 projectors offer the highest specifications for these features within the Canon REALiS projector line-up.

Canon’s REALiS SX6000 and REALiS WX6000 projectors also include greater burn-in resistance which is ideal for applications that require long periods of continuous projection. While providing high luminance, the new LCOS display panels also deliver higher energy efficiency, as compared with other manufacturers’ display technologies with similar luminance ratings.

The new REALiS models are capable of displaying high-resolution video and computer signals with exceptional rendition of movement, crisp contrast, and sharper blacks. A dynamic gamma feature optimizes gradation reproduction and contrast, which can be beneficial when displaying movies in moderate ambient light. A Memory Color Correction feature enhances colors like skin tones and nature colors to provide vivid, pleasing detail. User-determined display settings for the projectors include Standard, Presentation, VividPhoto, Photo/sRGB, Video, and Cinema. Users can also register up to five display combinations each for computer and video inputs.

As with Canon’s other REALiS Pro AV Series installation LCOS projectors – the REALiS WUX5000 and REALiS WUX4000 – the REALiS SX6000 and REALiS WX6000 are also available in “D” versions featuring a DICOM® Simulation mode designed to reproduce medical images such as X-rays, CAT scans and MRI images with superb 21-step grayscale gradation. The “D” versions are not cleared or approved for medical diagnosis and should not be used for these purposes.

Expanded Interface Options
Adding to the versatility of the projectors is a wide array of new and established industry-standard digital and analog inputs – including DVI-I, HDMI 1.3, and analog RGB – that ensure compatibility with the latest video and computer display devices. Separate audio connections include two inputs, and one output for external amplification and speakers. A network-ready RJ-45 port allows for authorized users to manage and control multiple projectors from any PC on the network. An RS-232C serial connection allows for monitoring the projector locally through a third-party control system. A separate stereo mini-jack input enables the hand-held remote-control unit for the projectors to be directly connected when used with third party control software.

Optional Projection Lenses
The new REALiS projectors are complemented by a choice of three high-resolution interchangeable Genuine Canon projection lenses. Incorporating advanced low-distortion/high-resolution optical technologies developed for Canon’s widely used EF Series photographic lenses, the three lenses for the REALiS SX6000 and REALiS WX6000 projectors, which are also compatible with the REALiS WUX5000 and WUX4000 models, include a 1.5x standard zoom, a 0.8x ultra wide-angle fixed lens, and a 1.7x long-focus zoom. Engineered to minimize brightness loss, each lens fits within the body of the projector, due to the use of advanced Canon aspherical elements. This reduced length eliminates lens-overhang issues when mounted inside projector-lift systems.

Price and Availability
The Canon REALiS SX6000 and REALiS WX6000 Pro AV Series multimedia LCOS projectors have suggested list prices of $6,799 and $4,999, respectively. Both are expected to be available through authorized Canon dealers by October for the REALiS SX6000 and September for the REALiS WX6000.

The Canon REALiS SX6000 and REALiS WX6000 Pro AV Series multimedia LCOS projectors are backed by Canon U.S.A.’s Three-Year Limited Warranty and exclusive Projector Protection Program (“Triple P”). Triple P is a FREE service program that provides a loaner projector of equal or greater value in the event that a qualifying unit is in need of repair. Triple P is available on all Canon projector models during the Three-Year Canon U.S.A. Limited Warranty period.

For more information please visit www.usa.canon.com/projectors

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2011† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2012. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

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†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

DICOM is the registered trademark of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association for its standards publications relating to digital communications of medical information.

Availability, prices, and specifications of all products are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

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Canon U.S.A. Introduces the REALiS SX6000 and REALiS WX6000 High-Brightness Pro AV Series Multimedia LCOS Projectors

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 7, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, continues its strong commitment to the installation projector market with two new competitively priced additions to its high-brightness, high-resolution REALiS line of Pro AV Series multimedia LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) projectors, the SX6000 and the WX6000. Both of these new installation projectors are designed to provide exceptional display performance for large conference rooms, small theaters, and other long-throw venues with relatively high ambient light levels in a wide range of professional AV markets.

The Canon REALiS SX6000 and REALiS WX6000 projectors integrate new, advanced LCOS display panels with an improved pixel-spacing aperture ratio of 96 percent. When combined with Version 4.1 of Canon’s revolutionary AISYS (Aspectual Illumination System) optical technology both projectors can deliver high brightness, a contrast ratio of 1000:1, superior white balance, improved reliability and durability, and first-in-class energy efficiency. The REALiS SX6000 will deliver 6000 lumens of brightness at SXGA+ (1400 x 1050) resolution and an aspect ratio of 4:3 while the REALiS WX6000 delivers 5700 lumens of brightness at WXGA+ (1440 x 900) resolution and an aspect ratio of 16:10. In addition, both projectors feature a built-in Six-Axis Color-Correction IC and 3D Color LUT (look-up table) to provide superb color reproduction accuracy.

“The growing demand for installation projectors encompasses a broad range of professional AV markets, including higher education, business, houses of worship, engineering, government, and the military,” noted Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “Canon continues to strengthen its commitment to these and other installation-projector users, by providing these latest REALiS Pro AV Series multimedia LCOS models.”

Advanced Display Features
Responding to the most important needs of their users, the new Canon REALiS SX6000 and WX6000 projectors deliver a combination of excellent image quality together with high brightness. In addition to their AISYS-enhanced LCOS projection system, another reason for the improved image quality of the new models is their exceptional aperture ratio. (Aperture ratio refers to the percentage of each pixel that is used for projected image data.) The higher the aperture ratio, the less visible space there is between pixels in the projected image, leading to higher image quality at comparable resolutions. With an aperture ratio of 96% and brightness levels of 6000 lumens and 5700 lumens respectively, the REALiS SX6000 and WX6000 projectors offer the highest specifications for these features within the Canon REALiS projector line-up.

Canon’s REALiS SX6000 and REALiS WX6000 projectors also include greater burn-in resistance which is ideal for applications that require long periods of continuous projection. While providing high luminance, the new LCOS display panels also deliver higher energy efficiency, as compared with other manufacturers’ display technologies with similar luminance ratings.

The new REALiS models are capable of displaying high-resolution video and computer signals with exceptional rendition of movement, crisp contrast, and sharper blacks. A dynamic gamma feature optimizes gradation reproduction and contrast, which can be beneficial when displaying movies in moderate ambient light. A Memory Color Correction feature enhances colors like skin tones and nature colors to provide vivid, pleasing detail. User-determined display settings for the projectors include Standard, Presentation, VividPhoto, Photo/sRGB, Video, and Cinema. Users can also register up to five display combinations each for computer and video inputs.

As with Canon’s other REALiS Pro AV Series installation LCOS projectors – the REALiS WUX5000 and REALiS WUX4000 – the REALiS SX6000 and REALiS WX6000 are also available in “D” versions featuring a DICOM® Simulation mode designed to reproduce medical images such as X-rays, CAT scans and MRI images with superb 21-step grayscale gradation. The “D” versions are not cleared or approved for medical diagnosis and should not be used for these purposes.

Expanded Interface Options
Adding to the versatility of the projectors is a wide array of new and established industry-standard digital and analog inputs – including DVI-I, HDMI 1.3, and analog RGB – that ensure compatibility with the latest video and computer display devices. Separate audio connections include two inputs, and one output for external amplification and speakers. A network-ready RJ-45 port allows for authorized users to manage and control multiple projectors from any PC on the network. An RS-232C serial connection allows for monitoring the projector locally through a third-party control system. A separate stereo mini-jack input enables the hand-held remote-control unit for the projectors to be directly connected when used with third party control software.

Optional Projection Lenses
The new REALiS projectors are complemented by a choice of three high-resolution interchangeable Genuine Canon projection lenses. Incorporating advanced low-distortion/high-resolution optical technologies developed for Canon’s widely used EF Series photographic lenses, the three lenses for the REALiS SX6000 and REALiS WX6000 projectors, which are also compatible with the REALiS WUX5000 and WUX4000 models, include a 1.5x standard zoom, a 0.8x ultra wide-angle fixed lens, and a 1.7x long-focus zoom. Engineered to minimize brightness loss, each lens fits within the body of the projector, due to the use of advanced Canon aspherical elements. This reduced length eliminates lens-overhang issues when mounted inside projector-lift systems.

Price and Availability
The Canon REALiS SX6000 and REALiS WX6000 Pro AV Series multimedia LCOS projectors have suggested list prices of $6,799 and $4,999, respectively. Both are expected to be available through authorized Canon dealers by October for the REALiS SX6000 and September for the REALiS WX6000.

The Canon REALiS SX6000 and REALiS WX6000 Pro AV Series multimedia LCOS projectors are backed by Canon U.S.A.’s Three-Year Limited Warranty and exclusive Projector Protection Program (“Triple P”). Triple P is a FREE service program that provides a loaner projector of equal or greater value in the event that a qualifying unit is in need of repair. Triple P is available on all Canon projector models during the Three-Year Canon U.S.A. Limited Warranty period.

For more information please visit www.usa.canon.com/projectors

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2011† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2012. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

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†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

DICOM is the registered trademark of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association for its standards publications relating to digital communications of medical information.

Availability, prices, and specifications of all products are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

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Projektion der Europeana-Archivdaten über die 3D ‚ECloud’

projectiondesign sponsert Europeana-Initiative für eine verstärkte kreative Nutzung von frei zugänglichen Daten

Das norwegische Unternehmen projectiondesign freut sich ankündigen zu können, dass es nun ein Hauptsponsor der Europeana General Plenary ist, die vom 13. – 15. Juni in der belgischen Stadt Leuven stattfinden wird.

Unter dem Motto „Connecting Society Through Culture” möchte die Eurpeana Plenary innovative Ansätze für digitalisierte Inhalte präsentieren, Teilnehmer zu neuen Ideen inspirieren sowie Menschen und Konzepte zusammenführen, um diese neuen Ideen auch in der Realität umzusetzen. Die Veranstaltung wird schätzungsweise ca. 250 Experten aus den folgenden Bereichen anziehen: Institutionen, die sich mit Kulturerbe beschäftigen, Communities, die mit Open Data (d. h. frei zugänglichen Daten) zu tun haben, und Unternehmen der Software- und Technologieentwicklungsbranche.

Eine Hauptattraktion der Europeana Plenary wird die ECloud sein – eine einzigartige visuelle Erfahrung mit persönlichen Geschichten über den 1. Weltkrieg, die im Rahmen der Europeana-Roadshow, die sich mit Familiengeschichten zwischen 1914 und 1918 beschäftigte, in ganz Europa gesammelt wurden. Als Sponsorbeitrag wird projectiondesign zur Unterstützung der ECloud sechs aktive stereoskopische 3D-Projektoren des Typs F35 AS3D zur Verfügung stellen. Dadurch wird eine 9 x 3 m große interaktive Videowand entstehen, die ein gleichzeitiges Durchsuchen und Anzeigen von mehreren Webseiten ermöglicht.

Die ECloud, bei deren Entwicklung Dr. Sarah Kenderdine und Prof. Jeffrey Shaw eine Pionierarbeit geleistet haben, entstand aus einer Zusammenarbeit zwischen Europeana, dem Applied Laboratory for Interactive Visualization and Embodiment der City University of Hong Kong und dem australischen Victoria-Museum. Diese Zusammenarbeit baut auf den großflächigen 3D-Datenvisualisierungen auf, die im Rahmen des ALiVE-Projekts der City University of Hong Kong entstanden und insofern innovativ sind, als dass ALiVe Archiv-Datenbanken wiederverwendet, die direkt aus dem Internet stammen.

„Der Zweck dieses Projekts ist es, sowohl dem Publikum als auch den teilnehmenden Kulturorganisationen zu zeigen, dass dem Reichtum der Europeana Online-Daten eine neue Wertschätzung gegenübergebracht wird“, erklärt Sarah Kenderdine.

“Im Mittelpunkt des Projekts, übrigens einem Vorläuferprojekt anlässlich des 100. Jahrestages des Beginns des Ersten Weltkrieges, standen Materialien aus genau diesem Krieg. Das Projekt zeigt, dass die ECloud mithilfe der semantischen Beziehungen der vorhandenen Metadaten die Europeana API und die hochauflösenden Inhalte, die in Beständen der Europeana-Partner vorhanden sind, in einer öffentlichen Ausstellungsumgebung nutzen kann.

„Mit 3D können wir 2D-Daten in dynamischen Visualisierungen neu definieren. Dadurch erhöht sich nicht nur die Datenattraktivität, sondern auch die kognitive Wirkung der großformatig angezeigten Daten, die nun in 3D zu sehen sind. Solche Visualisierungsstrategien lassen zukünftige endlose Kombinationsmöglichkeiten für den Nutzer, die mit 2D nicht möglich wären, erahnen.

„Wir glauben, dass projectiondesign für ein Projekt wie die ECloud der perfekte Partner für uns ist. Schließlich sind die 3D-Projektorlösungen des Unternehmens, die Hardware-Architekturen für die Anpassungsverwaltung sowie die Geometrie-Korrektur für große Umgebungen mit mehreren Projektoren die zuverlässigsten und robustesten, die derzeit auf dem Markt erhältlich sind. Aus diesen Gründen arbeiten wir ausschließlich mit projectiondesign zusammen.“

Vor der Europeana Plenary wurde die ECloud erstmals am Mittwoch, dem 9. Mai in Brüssel, bei einem wichtigen Ereignis der Öffentlichkeit präsentiert. Diese Veranstaltung, die gemeinsam von Europeana und der Europäischen Kommission organisiert wurde, soll das Bewusstsein für die vielen Ressourcen von Europeana schärfen und aufzeigen, wie das kulturelle Online-Erbe Europas die Kreativität und digitale Innovation steigern kann. Die Veranstaltung wird von ungefähr 100 Interessensvertretern von Kulturinstitutionen und den Kreativbranchen besucht.

„Europeana ist ein einziger Zugangspunkt für Millionen von Büchern, Gemälden, Filmen, Museumsgegenständen und Archivdaten, die in ganz Europa digitalisiert wurden“, erklärt Harry Verwayen, der Europeana-Leiter für Geschäftsentwicklung. „Dabei handelt es sich um eine maßgebliche Quelle von Daten, die von kulturellen und wissenschaftlichen Einrichtungen aus ganz Europa stammen.

“Was mir an der von uns entwickelten ECloud-Installation so gut gefällt, ist die Möglichkeit der Verwandlung schlichter Kulturartefakte in ein umwerfendes Erlebnis. Die ECloud ist ein äußerst innovativer Ansatz, und wir sind sehr zufrieden damit, wie sich alles entwickelt hat.“

„Die kulturelle Bedeutung der 3D- und interaktiven Visualisierungstechnologie war für uns bei projectiondesign schon immer sehr wichtig”, betont Thierry Ollivier vom Unternehmen. „Bei der Bereitstellung von Projektoren für die ECloud geht es nicht nur darum, uns bei der kreativen Community Europas einen Namen zu machen, vielmehr geht es darum, Leuten sprichwörtlich die Augen zu öffnen für die Möglichkeiten, die sich durch die Digitalisierung von Archivinhalten und den freien Zugang zu solchen Inhalten eröffnen.

projectiondesign® gets connected: HDBaseT digital interfacing at InfoComm 2012

Demonstrating the future impact of reducing costs, cabling and infrastructure requirements in complex installations

Norway’s projectiondesign will provide high-resolution projector equipped with an HDBaseT interface for video and data connectivity with inventor Valens Semiconductor, part founder of the HDBaseT Alliance, on the HDBaseT Booth C6038 at InfoComm 2012.

“As the preferred display partner, we will showcase the latest in HDBaseT digital interfacing using our projection technology. The demonstration shows the benefits of affordable, high-performance uncompressed video transmission,” says Anders Løkke, Marketing Director at projectiondesign.

projectiondesign’s F35 wqxga projector

The HDBaseT interface is a dedicated data, video, power and communications interface that supports up to 10.2 Gbps (effectively 4K2K Ultra High-Definition Blu-ray resolution), audio, control and up to 100 Watts of remote power over standard CAT5e/6 LAN cabling at up to 100 meters in length.

“The future of multimedia distribution looks to transform the AV landscape with HDBaseT, which is why we are so eager to demonstrating this connectivity at InfoComm 2012. The demonstration reflects some of the core values of projectiondesign, namely those of high-performance and technology innovation which perfectly complements our product portfolio.

“We believe that HDBaseT will significantly impact the AV integrators’ complex installation requirements in a positive way – reducing costs, cabling and infrastructure requirements, and work load,” adds Løkke.

“We are excited to have projectiondesign adopting HDBaseT and becoming a member of the HDBaseT alliance, a terrific addition to the growing list of early technology adopters such as AMX, Extron, Crestron, Samsung, Sony Pictures and LG” says Micha Risling, HDBaseT Alliance Marketing Chair.

“projectiondesign is an industry leader and an ideal partner to showcase the benefits of HDBaseT technology, Connecting a projector is now more efficient, affordable and intuitive providing the consumer with a single-wire solution to surpass all their connectivity needs.”

DEVOS Media Server Delivers Stunning HD Video for Schools and Enterprises

Live and On-Demand Video Distribution Media Server

Discover Video today announced a new media server called DEVOS “Digital Enterprise Video Online Streaming” system. DEVOS is a complete video system that delivers live and on-demand HD video to desktops, iPads®, iPhones®, Androids, and TV monitors. It is ideal for schools, businesses, government, healthcare organizations, and others that have been looking for a simple solution for media distribution. DEVOS has unique features such as built in Priority Video Alert for emergencies and Digital/Video signage for displaying multimedia messaging on large monitors. DEVOS can even distribute video posted on You Tube through your private portal, greatly reducing the need for local storage.

DEVOS Key features:
• Delivers thousands of live or recorded streams across internal or external IP networks
• Streams can be viewed on desktops, iPads, iPhones, TVs, SMART Boards, and other devices
• Integrates with Internet streaming services for webcasting on the web
• Includes Priority Video Alert messaging for emergencies
• Delivers text, graphics, video, and web pages to TVs and monitors for signage
• All live and on-demand content can be password protected for privacy
• Starts at $5,995 for complete system including server hardware and a live video encoder

“DEVOS is ideal for delivering multimedia simply and reliably within schools, businesses, and other small to medium organizations” said, Rich Mavrogeanes, CEO of Discover Video. “Similar digital systems on the market cost 10 times as much and are extremely complex to manage. DEVOS is a plug and play solution that everyone will enjoy”.

The DEVOS has many applications for each vertical market. They include:
• Principal and morning announcements in K-12 schools
• Lecture capture and distance learning in colleges and universities
• Executive broadcasts and Town Hall meetings in corporations
• Video signage with targeted advertising in retail stores
• Grand Rounds presentations and training in healthcare facilities

The DEVOS system is available in various configurations depending upon the size of the organization and streaming needs. It includes the Discover Video software encoder (DVME) for HD live and capture. Optionally, Discover Video provides low cost live and on-demand event based or yearly Internet streaming and transcoding services.

About Discover Video, LLC

Discover Video was founded by the same people that created VBrick Systems, and provides video streaming equipment and services to broadcasters, schools, corporations, and government. The products include multimedia video encoders, decoders, and transcoders, media servers, priority video alert systems, video/digital signage, and mobile broadcasting kits. Discover Video’s customers include major corporations, educational institutions, local cable-TV stations and small businesses. http://www.discovervideo.com

Clay Paky Fixtures Light Up Electric Daisy Carnival’s Main Stage

Once again Clay Paky lighting fixtures turned out in force for the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), this year at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Show designer and director Stephen Lieberman of SJ Lighting, Inc. chose a large complement of Clay Paky Sharpy, Alpha Spot HPE 1500 and Shotlight fixtures for all the moving lights on the EDC’s main stage.

Now a three-day event, the roving EDC has become the largest electronic dance music festival in North America. Lighting and video are set up to run live all night and the visuals and stage designs are critical components of the audience experience. Upwards of 45,000 people were reported to have attended the event just outside New York City.

“For this show the design philosophy was ‘Go big!’ Big structure, big lighting, big video,” says Lieberman, who deployed a large Clay Paky inventory at last year’s EDC in Las Vegas. “All the moving lights on the main stage were Clay Paky, and they were used for everything from lighting the stage to creating visual looks for the audience.”

Despite some weather issues that slowed things down, Lieberman’s crew “muscled through” the event and performed “at the highest level,” he reports. As for his Clay Paky inventory, there were “no issues at all – that’s why they continually get spec’d on my shows,” he says.

“I love their optics and advanced feature set. The new Shotlights presented a great opportunity: I was able to strobe the stage looks whereas, typically, my strobe details are pointed into the audience.”

Francesco Romagnoli, Clay Paky Area Manager for North and Latin America, adds, “We’re pleased to see that we are providing such a wide range of lights to Mr. Lieberman. He is a great designer and producer and one of the first users of our new Shotlight. We look forward to working with him on future projects.

A.C.T Lighting is the distributor of Clay Paky in North America.

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH DEPLOYS ALTINEX CONTROL SOLUTIONS

**** Photo: First Presbyterian Church's Altar / Stage Area ****

Baton Rouge, LA – June 2012… A member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Denomination, First Presbyterian Church is one of the area’s best known houses of worship with a storied history that dates back to 1827. As the church has grown, so too has its desire to remain cutting edge and relevant to its congregation. In keeping with this tradition, the church deployed both an impressive AV setup and a remote door locking control system during the past several months. In each case, the underlying technology behind the design and operation of both systems is dependent upon state-of-the-art equipment from Brea, CA-based Altinex. more

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