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AVI-SPL Expands Sales Leadership Team

Tampa, Fla. – August 28, 2012 – AVI-SPL, world’s leading video communications technology partner, welcomes Amber Arsenault, Alisa Bauman, Scott Grimm and Matthew Thompson to its sales leadership team.  The addition of four new sales managers is part of AVI-SPL’s aggressive growth campaign designed to increase its U.S. market share.

Amber Arsenault joins AVI-SPL as Sales Manager of the New England region. Previously, Arsenault worked at AMX, an AVI-SPL manufacturing partner, for 5 years providing hardware and software solutions in a variety of markets including higher education. As an industry veteran, Arsenault brings over 22 years of audio and video communications sales experience to the AVI-SPL team.

In Atlanta, Alisa Bauman adds over 20 years of sales leadership experience to her new position as Sales Manager. Bauman’s background spans sales roles in the construction, telecommunications, security and infrastructure industries. The last seven years she has worked in senior sales management positions at Tyco companies where she successfully identified and closed significant service contracts with numerous Fortune 500 firms, generating over $2 million in her first year on the job. She has earned several prestigious awards including MCI’s President’s Circle for three consecutive years (1998-2000) and was rated in the top three regional sales managers in the nation by ADT in 2005.

Scott Grimm also joins the AVI-SPL team as Sales Manager for the Dallas market.  In his previous role as an Account Executive for SKC Communications Products, Grimm was responsible for driving growth in the video conferencing and AV markets throughout the state of Texas. His career highlights include building a sales team that achieved over 100 percent growth in 2010. Grimm’s background includes more than 22 years of sales management experience with seven years specializing in video conferencing, Unified Communications and AV integration sales.

With more than 17 years in the AV industry, Matthew Thompson offers extensive experience to his new role as Sales Manager of the Mid-Atlantic region. Thompson began his AV career as a technician in 1995 and later earned positions in programming and project management.  He first joined AVI-SPL in 2000 as Lead Technician and quickly advanced to Production Manager. In 2008, Thompson joined Crestron, an AVI-SPL manufacturing partner, as Regional Sales Manager where he was responsible for driving growth in the Middle Atlantic market. Additionally, Thompson holds several industry certifications including InfoComm Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) and Crestron Digital Media Certified Engineer (DMC-E).

“AVI-SPL’s rapid growth in several key markets has fueled the expansion of our sales leadership team,” stated Don Mastro, executive vice president of sales, AVI-SPL. “With the addition of this group of talent, I am confident their extensive industry expertise will have an immediate impact on our growing market shares across the U.S.”

Amber Arsenault’s Headshot

Alisa Bauman’s Headshot

Scott Grimm’s Headshot

Matthew Thompson’s Headshot

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About AVI-SPL

AVI-SPL is a global leader in audio video communications technology, providing comprehensive solutions and services for professional AV installation, telepresence and video conferencing, digital media systems, control rooms and network operations centers, hotel rental services, event staging and production. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., AVI-SPL has highly-trained and certified system engineers in 34 offices across North America and an international network of solution providers in 30 countries. Please visit www.avispl.com for more information or connect with AVI-SPL on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Dolby Joins the AVnu Alliance to Advance AVB and Support Interoperability Certification

Beaverton, OR – August 28, 2012 – The AVnu Alliance, an industry forum dedicated to bringing AVnu-certified Audio Video Bridging (AVB) products to market, today announced that Dolby Laboratories, Inc. has joined the alliance as a promoter member. Dolby, a recognized leader in entertainment technologies, develops sound, imaging, and voice technologies. Now part of a consortium of more than 45 manufacturers, Dolby is expanding the AVnu Alliance’s reach in enabling AVB device interoperability in the professional, consumer, and cinema markets.

“As we continue to develop the best entertainment technologies, we see the need for our customers to reliably connect devices with ease. The AVnu Alliance’s work in advancing the AVB standards and its certification program will help the industry reach this goal,” said Brian Link, Vice President Business Development, Dolby Laboratories. “With the AVnu certification process just around the corner, we’re excited to contribute to help drive interoperability with a singular networking solution.”

As a member of the AVnu Alliance, Dolby will have access to a set of certification tools to pre-test AVB-based devices before entering the formal testing procedures. Alliance members also have the opportunity to participate in AVnu Alliance “plugfests,” where products are validated in a multi-vendor environment.

“With Dolby as a new member, the AVnu Alliance is one step closer to achieving industry-wide support for AVB adoption,” said Lee Minich, marketing chair for the AVnu Alliance. “We will be working closely with Dolby as we finalize the certification specifications to address the needs of applications from pro AV to the cinema to the home. We look forward to seeing the AVnu-certified logo on Dolby products in the near future.”

About AVnuAlliance

AVnu Alliance is an industry forum dedicated to the advancement of professional-quality audio video by promoting the adoption of the IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) standards over various networking
link-layers. The organization creates compliance test procedures and processes that ensure interoperability of networked AV devices, helping to provide the highest quality streaming AV experience. The Alliance is focused on applications of these technologies in the automotive, consumer electronics and professional AV markets. More information can be found on the AVnu Alliance website at www.AVnu.org.

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Glen Phillips helps debut the Mackie DLM series

In Seattle at Barboza, Glen Phillips has just finished a set for the gathering of press and dealers at Mackie’s debut event for the Mackie DLM series powered loudspeaker series. He was a great choice to make the point about these very compact 2000W top boxes and subs. The combination of bright guitar and his vocal range and warmth, really showcased the clarity and nuance of the speakers. Or rather, we heard the clarity and nuance of the singer–the speakers seemed most of all to be staying emphatically out of the way.

In the long narrow room, the effect was very clean and intimate, two of the DLM 12s top boxes barely breaking a sweat, underpinned by four DLM subs cruising along underneath. It was, admittedly, about $6000 worth of speakers. The system was no doubt optimized for the launch event with the speakers’ unique internal processing, as well as probably some help from the resident Mackie DL1608 board (itself a slick little iPad driven mixer that we will review in the upcoming print issue).

But that was part of the point after all–to show a complete system with the new DL board and the even-newer DLM series speakers, to show off the TruSource vertically aligned, common-magnet driver, and the powerful combination of DSP processing and class D amplification. Mackie is proud of this, as a follow-on to the SRM450s, and as a modern blending of more recent technical achievements in drivers, DSP, and amps. The demo-day ended with Seattle’s Presidents of the United States filling Barboza with virtuosic chaos, giving the subs a workout with their guitbass intensity and unrelenting lyrics. More to come. -Cynthia Wisehart

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Mackie Unveils the New Shape of Sound with Ultra-Compact, 2000W DLM Loudspeakers

New Line Delivers Premium Performance at One-third the Size of Traditional Designs

Woodinville, WA, USA – August 27, 2012 – Mackie today announces a new line of ultra-compact, powered loudspeakers offering a level of innovation never before seen in the world of portable sound reinforcement — DLM Series Powered Loudspeakers. Packed with cutting-edge technology, DLM speakers each feature a staggering 2000 watts of power, proprietary Mackie TruSource™ technology and a full-featured integrated digital mixer/processor. This potent technological combination not only allows for the incredibly small form factor of DLM, but also delivers a level of performance and fidelity that is simply not otherwise available. The extremely powerful DLM system includes two full-range models (DLM8, DLM12) along with a high-output compact subwoofer (DLM12S).

“With DLM you are seeing Mackie’s commitment to delivering groundbreaking technology,” commented John Boudreau, Mackie SVP. “Yes. It’s amazing that DLM speakers are a third smaller than anything in their class. But it’s the unmatched power, processing and fidelity that really sets DLM apart from everything else on the market.”

Each DLM Series Powered Loudspeaker delivers 2000 watts of ultra-efficient Class-D power. Featuring TruSource™ technology, the full-range DLM8 and DLM12 are equipped with Mackie’s TruSource driver that incorporates the high-output woofer and 1.75” compression driver into an incredibly compact common-magnet design. Powerful TruSource DSP delivers seamless clarity, consistent dispersion and unmatched fidelity. Both the DLM8 and DLM12 feature the Mackie DL2 integrated digital mixer, providing a dual-channel mixing solution for a wide array of possible connections with incredible channel features like 3-band EQ and 16 great-sounding effects. Plus, system processing like a multi-band feedback destroyer, six speaker modes and Smart Protect technology provide the tools needed for truly professional applications. The ultra-compact form factor of the DLM8 and DLM12 includes a rugged PC-ABS cabinet, powder-coated grille and integrated kickstand for personal monitor use. The companion DLM12S packs 2000 watts of chest-pounding power and deep low end into the highest-output compact sub on the market. The integrated DLP Digital Processor provides system processing tools like a variable crossover, speaker modes for optimum voicing and the system protection. The rugged 15mm poplar cabinet is unbelievably compact with a durable, powder-coated grille and integrated pole-cup for mounting a DLM full-range loudspeaker plus additional configuration options that include wall mounting and flying for professional installs.

For more information, please visit www.mackie.com/DLM. There are two videos available including an in-depth feature and technology video (http://youtu.be/Y-yC1GziTlo) and a hilarious video that shows the true power of DLM (http://youtu.be/IeDRLmH9xCQ). There’s also an email signup form to keep up with the latest DLM info (http://eepurl.com/oI9Vv).

Enter for a chance to win a pair of DLM12 12″ Powered Loudspeakers by entering Mackie’s DLM: The New Shape of Sound Sweepstakes hosted on Mackie’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/mackie). The contest runs until September 27, 2012.

Mackie DLM Series 2000W Powered Loudspeakers will be available Q4, 2012. The DLM8 will have a U.S. MSRP of $879.99. The DLM12 will have a U.S. MSRP of $1059.99. The DLM12S will have a U.S. MSRP of $1249.99.

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Link to more DLM Series Photos: http://resource.loudtechinc.com/?dir=Mackie/Product Information/Loudspeakers/Powered Loudspeakers/DLM Series/Product Images/

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DVEO Launches Streaming Appliance for Multiple Channel Scheduled Continuous HLS Streaming from On Board Hard Drive

DVEO Infinity Streamer

DVEO Infinity Streamer

San Diego, California – August 28, 2012 – DVEO, the broadcast division of Computer Modules, Inc. (CMI), is now shipping their new continuous streamer and VOD (video-on-demand) media server. The Infinity Streamer™ streams multiple HLS video files, plus audio files, from the on board .5 TB drive, with scheduled playlists. DVEO will demonstrate the new system at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam, September 7-11, at Stand 2.A54.

The Infinity Streamer is a streaming server for stored content. Input can be individual files or multiple files. File types supported are H.264 ts, flv, H.264 ps, .mov, VC-1 (.wmv), mkv, and others. The Infinity Streamer also supports loopable playback.

The input of the stored content typically arrives via FTP file transfer, and the files to be played are stored on the server. The standard system includes a .5 terabyte hard drive.

The Infinity Streamer adds various “Wrappers” such as HLS, RTMP, RTSP, etc. The system can output many streams at the same time, with different wrappers and bit rates for each stream.

“The Infinity Streamer streams multiple playlists on multiple channels, which makes it ideal for looped playout over the Internet,” commented Scott Grizzle, Product Manager for DVEO. “With the scheduling, playlists stream out live at predetermined times. We recommend it to our customers for digital signage, distance learning, ads and promotional spots, and more. One customer plans to create an internal YouTube™ farm.”

The Infinity Streamer runs on a Xeon® 4 Core CPU. It relies on a “minimal” Linux® Kernel (residing in a flash memory device) that is highly ruggedized and task optimized for live streaming, coupled to a web-based GUI that can be run from anywhere.

The system has been tested to be compatible with the latest Adobe®, Wowza®, and Real Helix™ servers, and many CDNs.

    Supplemental Information for Press Release

Features:

  • Easy to use drag and drop methodology for importing streams
  • Use individual files or multiple playlists for input
  • Multiple file types supported
  • Loopable playback
  • Supports most streaming methodologies
  • Watch Folder Mechanism for updates
  • Scheduler for streaming by the clock
  • Creates simultaneous High, Medium, and Low bitrate streams
  • Expandable Hard Disk via SANs, etc.
  • Output: Multiple simultaneous IP streams through GigE port (RJ45)
  • IP Output protocols: HTTP Live (HLS), HTTP, UDP, RTP, RTSP, multicast and unicast with transport stream envelope, HTTP Smooth, HTTP Dynamic, FTP, RTMP (Open Flash), or WMV9 with HTTP/ASF
  • Support for all 3 flavors of segmented streaming: Apple® HTTP live, Windows® HTTP smooth and Flash HTTP dynamic. These streams can be played by Apple® and Android devices as well as Silverlight and Flash Clients.
  • Can output WMV9/WMA streams in Windows® HTTP/ASF envelope for direct playback using Windows® Media Player
  • Supports M3u8 playlist files (standalone and through HTTP live)
  • Supports H.264 High Profile @ Level 4.0 (HP@L4)
  • Supports 1080i, 1080p, 720p, 480i, CIF, QCIF, qHD, H.264up and many others, and custom resolutions
  • Built-in SSL VPN client for secure transport of streams across the internet or for traversing complicated networks. The tunnel is based on OpenVPN and it works for both multicast and unicast traffic.
  • Tested compatible with major brands of IP devices including Amino™, Roku®, Atlanta DTH, and Apple iPad® and iPhone®
  • Supports Verimatrix™ and other Rotating Key Servers
  • Supports hundreds of IPTV clients (depends on bandwidth)
  • Configure and operate via Remote GUI
  • SNMP remote management with low power consumption due to Sandy Bridge Intel CPU

Suggested Retail Price:
Infinity Streamer: $4,995 U.S.

DVEO and Infinity Streamer are trademarks of Computer Modules, Inc.
All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

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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