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MIRA Mobile Television Adds Twenty Four FUJINON Lenses to Current Line Up, Now Totals Over 100

Selection of lenses for use in the company’s newest mobile truck, M12HD

Wayne, N.J. – FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division announces that MIRA Mobile Television, the largest western U.S.-based mobile facilities provider, recently purchased an array of new FUJINON lenses for use in their fleet of mobile units, including the company’s newest truck, M12HD. Included among the additions are: four XA101x8.9BESM Super Telephoto Field lenses, two XA88X8.8BESM Telephoto Field lenses, six HA14x4.5BERM-M1B Super Wide Angle ENG/EFP lenses, five XA77x9.5BESM HDTV Field lenses, two XA76X9.3BESM Telephoto HD lenses, and five ZA22X7.6BERM Telephoto HD lenses with Remote Control. The provider of high-end remote video production services now owns 102 FUJINON lenses in total, divided up among its eight production trucks.

Two of MIRA Mobile’s FUJINON XA101x8.9BESM Super Telephoto Field lenses are being utilized in the new M12HD. The unit is the seventh truck in MIRA’s HD fleet of expanding trailers and was first used at the end of May for international soccer coverage. This fall, the lenses will be in use on M12HD to support its production of Pac-12 Networks’ coverage of premiere college football and basketball match-ups. The lenses are being utilized on Grass Valley LDK-8000 Elite cameras.

“We have an invaluable partnership with FUJIFILM Optical Devices,” said Bill Duncan, Director of Engineering, MIRA Mobile Television. “When designing M12HD, it was an easy choice to include FUJINON lenses. We’re happy to have been able to augment our complement of FUJINON lenses in our other mobile trucks as well. Besides their excellent picture quality, we’re most impressed with FUJINON’s anti-fogging technology. It allows us to move from one environment to the next without having to worry if our lenses will perform well. We’re confident in the reliability of the lenses and look forward to utilizing them for production of a variety of live and taped events in sports, corporate, and entertainment venues.”

“We pride ourselves as being a provider whose lenses consistently provide superior optical performance,” said Thom Calabro, Director, Marketing and Product Development, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division. “We’re thrilled that MIRA Mobile has acquired more of our lenses, and we look forward to continuing to aid MIRA Mobile in their video production services.”

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of five operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division sells consumer and commercial photographic products and services including film, one-time-use cameras, online photo services and fulfillment, digital printing equipment and service. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras. The Motion Picture Division provides motion picture film, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides binoculars, and optical lenses for closed circuit television, videography, cinematography, broadcast and industrial markets. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. markets a range of Fujifilm products and services. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmusa.com/northamerica, or go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 10 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2011, and in the year ended March 31, 2012, had global revenues of $27.8 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.

* At an exchange rate of 79 yen to the dollar.

About MIRA Mobile Television

MIRA Mobile Television is a remote television production company founded in 1982. MIRA currently operates nine mobile units (seven HD expandos, and a digital expando). MIRA maintains offices and/or field shops in Portland, Oregon, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Vancouver, BC. The company has been providing remote television production services for 30 years, covering regional and national sporting events, entertainment programming, corporate

and other special events. MIRA Mobile Television is a partner in Alliance Productions, www.allianceproductions.com. For more information, go towww.miramobile.com.

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VUE Continues Momentum, Announces Representation for the Western U.S.

San Diego, CA (August 30, 2012) - VUE Audiotechnik today announced the appointment of three noted representative firms that will oversee the company’s sales and support efforts across the western U.S.

Building on the momentum sparked by VUE’s first official product unveilings at the InfoComm show in June, these appointments mark the latest step in an aggressive expansion of a worldwide sales and distribution network for the young brand.

H.C. Garrison Company, The SG Group, and Warman Marketing all join VUE Audiotechnik as of August, and can be reached in their prospective territories via the contact information provided below.

“Fostering strong, long-term relationships as a cornerstone to great service is one of our most valued principles at VUE,” explained VUE Audiotechnik’s Executive Vice President Jim Sides. “These firms share that same commitment, and we’re pleased that they’ve agreed to bring their experience, passion and energy to our efforts.”

California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii

The SG Group
Laurie Valenzi-Buell
(310) 937-7529
laurie@thesggroupreps.com
www.thesggroupreps.com

Washington, Oregon, Western Montana and Northwest Idaho

H.C. Garrison Company
H.C. (Bud) Garrison
(503) 638-4906
hcgarr@aol.com

Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico and Southeast Idaho, Eastern Montana

Warman Marketing
Harry Warman
(800) 792-7626
hwarman@comcast.net
www.warmanmarketing.com

About VUE Audiotechnik
VUE Audiotechnik is a California-based designer, manufacturer and marketer for professional audio systems for a broad range of sound reinforcement applications including: touring sound, theatre, club sound, portable PA, houses of worship and commercial audio. A truly global company with a local feel, VUE Audiotechnik is committed to achieving the absolute highest level of loudspeaker performance through a “real-world” design philosophy utilizing advanced technologies and manufacturing techniques, all backed by an unwavering commitment to support, service and long-term relationships.

NEP Trio Video Covers Lollapalooza Music Festival for Seventh Consecutive Year

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Atlona(R) Brings Control to System Integration

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Aug. 30, 2012 — Atlona(R) today announced the latest additions to its distinguished list of system control manufacturers with which its products integrate — Clare Controls(TM), ELAN(R), On Controls(TM), Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), and Universal Remote Control (URC(TM)). Atlona has created and tested system drivers for a wide range of its switchers to integrate with control systems from these manufacturers, saving installers time and money. more

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Digital Projection’s entire LED projector lineup receives major brightness upgrade, 3D LED models introduced

ATLANTA, GA – 8/30/2012 – Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, announces a highly-anticipated brightness upgrade to their entire LED projector lineup. By combining engineering innovation and newly-available components, each of DPI’s LED displays now deliver higher luminance, with select models breaking the 1,000 lumen threshold. Priced between $12,995 and $39,995 MSRP, DPI offers an unparalleled variety of LED projectors for residential, commercial and simulation applications. LED display options can be found in a variety of resolutions within both the M-Vision Series and dVision Series of DPI’s product offering, with the new dVision 35 series LED models also offering 3D capability. Alongside the higher brightness, DPI’s LED displays continue to deliver Lifetime Illumination™, providing a virtually maintenance-free imaging solution that never requires a lamp replacement and consumes a fraction of the power of typical UHP lamp-sourced projectors.

Though currently less bright than their lamp-based counterparts, LED displays are perceived as being much brighter than their measured luminance specifications, thanks in part to the Helmholtz-Kohlrausch effect (H-K effect). The International Electrotechnical Commission defines the Helmholtz-Kohlrausch effect as, “A change in brightness of perceived color produced by increasing the purity of a color stimulus while keeping its luminance constant within the range of photopic vision.” In layman’s terms, the H-K effect describes a situation whereby if two color stimuli sources with the same luminance are compared, the perceived brightness induced by the color stimuli of higher purity will be higher than that of lower purity. LED illuminated projectors produce extraordinarily high color purity and saturation, thus appearing brighter than a lamp-based display with similar measured lumen specifications.

LED projectors are ideal for critical 24/7 projection applications, as well as any application needing long-life projection systems with unmatched color saturation, lumen maintenance and color stability. As LED projectors do not enlist a traditional lamp, applications utilizing DPI’s higher-lumen M-Vision LED and dVision LED displays will benefit from their Lifetime Illumination™ 60,000+ hour lifespan. DPI’s Lifetime Illumination™ certification ensures that their LED projectors will deliver many years of consistent, engaging and virtually maintenance-free imagery for the application in which they’re installed. Providing 3-chip color saturation from small-form single chip displays, M-Vision LED and dVision LED displays present powerful, capable solutions for a variety of commercial and residential applications including command and control, home media, visualization and simulation where image quality, long-life and low long-term cost of ownership are equally valued.

A combination of consistently stable, long-term light output and a supremely low-maintenance illumination system defines DPI’s LED display solutions. In each of Digital Projection’s LED displays, the RGB-based LED illumination system eliminates the need for a color wheel to produce primary colors. Instead, red, green and blue LED’s produce primary color illumination, rendering a color gamut and color saturation similar to that of a 3-chip DLP projector with no color wheel artifacts. Additionally, certain LED displays in DPI’s product line feature their FastFrame technology, which assures fast-moving content appears remarkably sharp and free of motion smear. As is the case with every projector in their catalog, DPI’s LED displays utilize Texas Instruments’ DarkChip DLP technology, ensuring unmatched black levels, RGB bit depth and dynamic range.

DPI will be demonstrating numerous 2D, 3D and LED precision projectors throughout a completely reconfigured booth (#3454) at CEDIA Expo 2012 from September 6 – 8 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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About Digital Projection International

Founded in 1989, Digital Projection International (Digital Projection) has been instrumental in the development and application of Digital Light Processing™ technology by Texas Instruments for projection systems. Digital Projection International introduced the world’s first 3-chip DLP® projector in 1997, and has since delivered expert system engineering and world-class customer services, thus maintaining its position as a digital imaging pioneer.

Digital Projection International’s groundbreaking projection research and development has garnered the admiration of industry professionals around the world. This has earned the company many awards, including two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Digital Projection remains the first and only projector manufacturer to win the coveted award.

Today, Digital Projection International manufactures and distributes an extensive line of ultra high-performance 3-chip and single-chip DLP® projection systems. These projectors are the reference standard for demanding applications such as large-venue, live-event staging, fortune 5000, education, medical and scientific research, command and control, digital cinema, commercial entertainment, worship and elite home cinema.

For further information, please visit www.digitalprojection.com or contact:

Press Enquiries
Michael Bridwell, Director of Marketing
Digital Projection Inc.
T: (770)-420-1350
E: mbridwell@digitalprojection.com

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Christie’s Moving-Yoke Projection Technology Adds To The Excitement At 5LINX Sales Meeting

Christie® technology was the clear choice when Atlanta-based PPi was asked to provide the projection technology for the 5LINX company sales meeting at the Las Vegas Convention Center recently. 5LINX is a direct marketing company providing electrical, power, cellular and satellite services to customers throughout America with its head office located in Rochester, New York.

PPi produces corporate events and for the 5LINX meeting, they used the best ideas from award and reality shows – especially American Idol – and combined them. The 64-feet wide by 40-feet deep multi-tiered stage was bathed in colors from numerous spotlights, a Christie YK100 moving yoke system, and several Christie projectors – creating a feast for the eyes.

Geoffrey Platt, event production designer at PPi, used one Christie YK100 yoke with a Christie WX10K-M projector and was impressed with the result.

“One of the main elements of the show was an opening segment with lighting and pyrotechnics shown behind a center screen measuring 23-feet across by 11-feet high that tracked eight feet up-and-down, from which presenters would emerge,” he said. “The Christie YK100 and projector were tracking to this center screen, which is why we used the yoke solution. The quality of the WX10K-M projector we used in the yoke was great.”

Designed for staging and event productions, the award-winning Christie YK100 supports the Christie M Series 3-chip DLP® platform as well as the Christie LX1500 LCD model, giving AV professionals a range of brightness levels from 5,700 to 15,000 ANSI lumens and a choice of resolutions to fit any event requirements. The flexible Christie YK100 moving yoke includes an interchangeable head system so technicians can swap out one Christie projector for another— on the same yoke. The Christie YK100 can be rigged or set up at floor level with both projector and yoke control from the same console using DMX512 protocol.

“There are some similar moving projection products on the market but they don’t even come close to the quality of the Christie YK100,” he said. “For what we were doing, I couldn’t conceive of a better fit. This was the first time I had used the Christie YK100 and the yoke performed beautifully.”

Christie HD10K-M and Christie HD18K Projectors Complete the Presentation

Platt said that 5LINX used Christie HD10K-M 3-chip DLP® projectors for both a secondary screen and the ‘halos,’ which were tension fabric cut in rings eight feet across that hung 20 feet above the stage. Projected onto the halos were graphic treatments above customized 5LINX logos.

PPi also used four Christie HD18K 3-chip DLP® projectors – one each for four separate, main screens – to display graphics, PowerPoint, video and IMAG.

Planning and executing such an elaborate show is a major undertaking but Platt knew Christie technology would perform as advertised.

“I have never had any problems with Christie projectors and they have always been rock solid,” he concluded. “We had no issues at all. I love the color, contrast and picture quality and everything worked flawlessly out of the box. Christie also has the moving yoke/projector system, which is a big plus and made the decision that much easier. Christie had everything we needed to ensure this event went smoothly.”

MuxLab ProAV Baluns Streamline Professional AV Cabling

Ruggedized Enclosure, Locking RJ45 Connector and Heavy-Duty Cable Strain Relief

Montreal, Canada -  MuxLab Inc. (www.muxlab.com), a designer and manufacturer of CCTV and audio-video connectivity solutions for copper twisted pair, announces its latest line of ProAV Baluns for the professional audio-video environment.

The ProAV Baluns are designed to meet the demanding cabling needs of the pro-AV market and feature a ruggedized design.  Each balun is encased in a dust-proof cast aluminum enclosure and features an Ethercon™ RJ45S for robust cable strain relief. The baluns target rental & staging and video production where AV cabling is frequently setup and taken down, placing additional wear and tear on the cables and connections.

Furthermore the baluns work in pairs or in conjunction with other standard MuxLab that feature the same signal type and pin configuration.   For example, the ProAV balun may be connected to pro HD camcorders to transmit HD video and audio back to a mixer or switcher.  The ProAV baluns feature extra-long 12” cable leads to allow the baluns to be strapped or installed conveniently near the camera.  All ProAV baluns are designed to optimize the use of the Cat5e cable and support various combinations of video and audio.

Some of the many ProAV baluns offered by MuxLab: Component Video/Analog Audio (500052-Pro), Component/Composite Video (500056-Pro) and S-Video/Audio (500017-Pro).

The ProAV baluns are encased in a robust dustproof enclosure that resists punishment and feature heavy-duty cable strain relief to withstand the stresses of on-site video production. All wall baluns are terminated with Ethercon™ RJ45S connectors, support the EIA568 wiring standard and carry a lifetime warranty.

About MuxLab

MuxLab Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of connectivity solutions that allow CCTV and Audio-Video equipment to be connected via cost-efficient Cat5e/6 copper twisted pair in the structured cabling environment. For over 25 years, the MuxLab brand has been synonymous with quality, performance and reliability. MuxLab solutions streamline cabling by reducing material, space and installation costs. Even after installation, MuxLab products help save time and money by facilitating moves, adds, and changes.

For more information

www.muxlab.com

videoease@muxlab.com

514-905-0588

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Casio America, Inc. to Participate in Almo Professional A/V’s E4 AV Events

CASIO AMERICA, INC. TO PARTICIPATE IN ALMO PROFESSIONAL A/V’S E4 AV EVENTS IN DALLAS AND NEW YORK THIS FALL

Casio to Showcase Portfolio of Lamp Free Projectors  

DOVER, NJ, (AUGUST 30, 2012) – Casio America, Inc., a leader in the digital projection space, has teamed with Almo Professional A/V, the nation’s fastest growing audiovisual distributor, by participating in the next E4 AV training and networking event in Dallas on September 13 and New York on October 3. During the event, Casio will showcase its entire portfolio of lamp free projectors for the AV market.

An overview of the Almo Pro A/V E4 tour can be viewed here.

“Currently, we have the largest assortment of LASER & LED projectors on the market,” said Matt Mustachio, general manager of Casio’s Business Projector Division. “We strive to offer a comprehensive solution for AV professionals and are extremely proud of the progress we have made in the industry. We will continue to be the pioneers of lamp-free technology.”

“Casio’s lamp free projectors are easily one of the most popular product lines to see during our E4 events,” explained Sam Taylor, executive vice president for Almo Professional A/V.  “The theme for our fall tour is ‘Reveal Your AV Future.’ Casio lamp free projectors are certainly part of an AV pro’s future thanks to the simplified maintenance and Hybrid Light Source Technology, which also makes them a great green AV option. The differentiation has made them a very viable option for our partners to consider.”

Casio’s commitment to the projection industry is displayed through its full line of lamp free, LASER & LED Hybrid Light Source projectors including portable, multi-purpose, high brightness and short throw units that are equipped with a variety of features fit for a multitude of environments.

Now in its third generation, Casio’s revolutionary LASER & LED Hybrid Light Source combines a laser, a fluorescent element and LEDs to generate high brightness, while eliminating the need for expensive projection lamps that often need replacement. Due to the lamp-free technology, Casio’s LASER & LED Hybrid Light Source provides a reduced total cost of ownership and allows users to count on a 20,000 hour estimated life span. On average, users will save hundreds of dollars after approximately 6,000 hours of use compared to traditional mercury lamp projectors.

Casio’s projectors are also equipped with capabilities that will illuminate any room and aid in the creation of lively presentations. Other features include energy-saving modes, computer, HDMI and video inputs and the ability to display 3D content from a 3D capable computer. USB models incorporate LAN/wireless connectivity, MobiShow, Crestron Roomview control and select models are Interactive WhiteBoard ready.

The E4 Dallas event will take place on Thursday, September 13 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas while the E4 New York event is on October 3 at the Meadowlands Expo Center. Both events will 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.

The E4 AV program can be accessed on demand during and after each event for instructor videos, copies of the course presentations and live Twitter updates.

For additional information regarding Casio’s projectors, please visit www.casioprojector.com.

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About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to fulfill its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casiousa.com.

About Almo Professional A/V’s E4 AV Tour

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. For more information, go to www.e4avtour.com.

About InfoComm International

InfoComm International® is the international trade association representing the professional audiovisual and information communications industries. Established in 1939, InfoComm has more than 5,000 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, independent consultants, programmers, rental and staging companies, end-users and
multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. InfoComm International is the leading resource for AV standards, market research and news. Its training, certification and education programs set a standard of excellence for AV
professionals. InfoComm International is the founder of InfoComm, the largest annual conference and exhibition for AV buyers and sellers worldwide. InfoComm also produces trade shows in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and China.
Additional information is available at
www.infocomm.org.

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/almoproavand on Facebook at www.facebook.com/almoproav.

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

 

PULA FILM FESTIVAL SETS OUTDOOR CINEMA RECORD WITH HARKNESS STAGELITE STEREO 3D SCREEN

PULA, CROATIA, AUGUST 30, 2012 — The 59th Pula Film Festival, held in the ancient Vespasian’s Amphitheatre (dating back to the 1st Century) set a new standard for outdoor 3D film presentation.

Given its extraordinary technical setup, an attendance in the thousands and results that had never been achieved before, the event will be remembered as an industry first in three categories.

Firstly, the 3D projection setup achieved the longest throw distance (using a Barco DP2K-32B projector) ever recorded at 73.6 metres (242ft) exceeding the recommended throw distance. Furthermore, the setup, which included an 18.70 x 8.45m Stagelite Stereo 3D Screen from Harkness Screens, achieved a wide-viewing angle of 60º allowing the 3D presentation to be viewed at suitable brightness levels throughout the entire seating area.

As a result of this, the film festival was able to set what is believed to be a new Guinness World Record for an outdoor 3D presentation with an official attendance of 5,920 visitors.

“We were delighted to supply the Stagelite Stereo surface for the festival and provide installation support. The setup achieved by LMT (Laboratory of Multimedia Technologies in Zagreb), the festival’s technical resource, was nothing short of remarkable and they deserve much praise,” says Tony Dilley, European Sales Manager at Harkness Screens.

Stagelite Stereo is a front projection surface specifically designed for non-cinema 3D applications. Silver aluminium flake based PVC fixed to a unique base material provides high gain characteristics, very low depolarisation level (extinction ratio) and excellent colour temperature. The surface type also supports conventional 2D pictures and is also cleanable.

About Harkness Screens
Harkness Screens™ is the world’s largest manufacturer of projection screen surfaces, specialising in the design and production of cinema screens and custom screens of virtually any shape and size. Harkness Screens is the world leader in cinema with screens in more cinemas worldwide than any other manufacturer. From single-screen independent theatres to large multiplexes to large format immersive theatre experiences or live events, Harkness supplies thousands of screens every year for cinema, film production, special effects, live events and custom AV applications.

Founded in 1929, Harkness’ corporate office is located in Ireland with other offices and factories located in the USA, UK, France and China. Harkness Screens combines unrivalled experience with the latest technology and production methods to provide innovative solutions to the company’s key markets worldwide. For more information, visit the Harkness Screens web page at www.harkness-screens.com.

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CONTACT:
Richard Mitchell
Harkness Screens
Unit A, Norton Road
Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 2BB UK
Tel: +44 (0)1438 725200
Email: r.mitchell@harkness-screens.com
Web: www.harkness-screens.com

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BHV Broadcast’s Award-Winning IBC Line Up Includes Battery Replacement System, Wireless On-Air Indicator, Format Convertors & Miniature Switcher

VISIT BHV BROADCAST AT IBC

Owslebury, UK – BHV Broadcast, manufacturer of compact, cost-effective equipment for live and post-production, will return to IBC 2012 with a complement of products that have been acknowledged with awards for innovation. The Company will show an upgraded model of its Video Ghost phantom power system, an enhanced version of the TallyHo! wireless on-air indicator for vision switchers, the 3-input Callisto Micro miniature SDI switcher, the Proteus rate converter, and Syntax up converter.

Video Ghost
Spirits soar with BHV Broadcast’s Video Ghost! Developed as a low-cost, reliable alternative to traditional batteries, Video Ghost brings phantom power to the digital video world! The unit – recipient of TV Technology’s Mario Award AND Broadcast Engineering’s Pick Hit – now provides a hefty 65 watts of power at 12V for camera head-ends and remote monitors using the existing serial digital video coaxial cable. Equally at home with SD or HD signals, it can also be used to power composite to SDI converters at the camera, avoiding significant signal degradation suffered by composite video over distances.

New for IBC – Video Ghost is now available for camera attachment using the V-lock universal mounting system.

Syntax Up/Cross/Down-Converter – New Price Point!
Syntax will be at the show sporting the same broadcast quality specifications in Syntax Essence, a low-cost model. The economical version of the TV Technology STAR award-winner is BHV’s SDI up/cross/down-converter based on advanced Super-Resolution Bandlet Technology. The new model provides the same performance advantages of motion-compensated processing as its predecessor without the associated disadvantages of high cost and occasionally severe artefacts.

TallyHo! Wireless tally indication system
BHV Broadcast will also demonstrate an enhanced version of TallyHo!, a wireless tally indicator system that offers camera operators reliable remote on-air indication in the field. This unique design is comprised of a base station with direct interface to the local vision mixer and a set of camera hot-shoe mounted receiver modules. TallyHo! – recipient of IBC’s “What caught my eye” – gives the camera operator and, crucially, the camera subject, a highly visible indication of on-air status. TallyHo! operates seamlessly with any vision mixer (such as Sony Anycast) that has tally GPI outputs, but its operational potential is realised to the full when used with any of BHV Broadcast’s Callisto vision mixers.

“TallyHo! provides a viable method of transmitting real-time tally information,” explains Julian Hiorns, managing director of BHV Broadcast. “It stands alone in its ability to furnish wireless feedback to cameras; essential information that every operator in the field needs, but couldn’t access economically prior to TallyHo!”

Callisto Micro miniature SDI switcher
The three-input Callisto Micro SDI mixer is a broadcast specification (SMPTE-259M) 270Mbit video switcher designed to fit into the smallest spaces. Callisto can handle fully asynchronous (unlocked) SDI inputs environment and offers remote control and broadside bus switching, so can double as a miniature reclocking matrix.

Proteus Multi-Format/Multi-Purpose Converter
The award-winning Proteus multi-format, multi-purpose, motion-adaptive standards converter will be shown in both rack-mount and portable versions. The fully-featured broadcast specification converter features 10-bit SDI, analogue video and audio I/O, an advanced standards conversion algorithm, comprehensive audio facilities and ARC. Based on an advanced Motion Adaptive Standards Converter, Proteus offers full format conversion, frame synchronizing, TBC, video and audio Proc Amps, as well as bi-directional standards (rate) conversion. Proteus addresses lip-sync errors with variable audio delay (up to 10 seconds) featuring both tracking and block delay.

See all of BHV’s award-winning products at IBC 2012. Click on harriet@desertmooncomm.com to schedule a visit!

About the BHV Companies
BHV Broadcast is the sales and marketing arm of Brick House Video, designer and manufacturer of award-winning compact and cost-effective equipment for production and post-production including a full range of rack-mount and portable digital switchers to accommodate any application where space is at a premium. The Company also manufactures rate/standards and format conversion equipment. For further information: www.bhvbroadcast.com

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BHV Broadcast contact: Martin Cook
+44 (0) 1962 777733 • sales@BHVBroadcast.com

Press contact: Harriet Diener / Desert Moon Communications
1-845-512-8283 • harriet@desertmooncomm.com

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