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BHV Broadcast’s Video Ghost Featured In “What Caught My Eye” Presentation at IBC 2012

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – BHV Broadcast’s Video Ghost phantom power system captured the attention of IBC’s hugely popular “What Caught My Eye” strand on opening day of the premier annual event for global professionals engaged in content creation, management and delivery. The manufacturer of compact, cost-effective equipment for live and post-production, added the honour to Video Ghost’s growing collection of awards that already includes the prestigious Mario from TV Technology, and a Pick Hit from Broadcast Engineering.

IBC’s “What Caught My Eye” gives attendees the inside track on product and trends rocking the exhibition floor. Each morning a different industry expert, chosen for their unique perspective, shares their insight into the news, hot business issues or flag up interesting areas or demonstrations. BHV Broadcast’s Video Ghost was one of ten innovations featured in the “What Caught My Eye: Cameras, Where to Start?” session presented by Alan Roberts, and produced and chaired by David Dawson on Saturday, 8 September. Alan Roberts, an eminently qualified and respected industry expert in the realm of film and television images, drew upon his vast experience as a consultant to broadcasters and manufacturers on a world-wide scale to uncover gems on the exhibition floor with “star” potential.

BHV Broadcast’s Video Ghost was identified for its ability to bring phantom power to the digital video world. Developed as a low-cost, reliable alternative to traditional batteries, the unit 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. At IBC, BHV introduced the V-lock universal mounting system as Video Ghost’s newest feature.

At IBC, BHV Broadcast also highlighted Syntax Essence, a new low-cost version of the popular and award-winning Syntax up/cross/down converter; an enhanced version of TallyHo!, a wireless tally indicator system that was featured in “What Caught My Eye” at IBC in 2010; the miniature three-input, broadcast specification Callisto Micro SDI mixer; and the award-winning Proteus multi-format, multi-purpose, motion-adaptive standards converter.

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

Wohler Names Robin Melhuish Senior Sales Executive for RadiantGrid” Line of File-Based Workflow Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO — Sept. 26, 2012 — Wohler Technologies today announced the appointment of Robin Melhuish as senior sales executive, RadiantGrid”. In this role Melhuish will drive sales and market penetration of Wohler’s RadiantGrid line of file-based workflow solutions for multiplatform content creation and distribution. Melhuish will concentrate on sales territories west of the Mississippi River, and his primary focus will be to support implementation of workflows and file-based solutions for Los Angeles-based content creators, studios, broadcast networks, and postproduction facilities.

“Robin has more than 20 years of management experience in the media sector, working in both production and postproduction, so he is an ideal fit for our Western U.S. RadiantGrid sales operations,” said Don Bird, chief marketing officer at Wohler. “His proven ability to motivate teams and capture market share and his understanding of RadiantGrid technology’s power to transform operations and business models for the better will be of tremendous value as he works with key customers and strategic partners to extend the footprint of our RadiantGrid solutions.”

Melhuish joins Wohler having most recently served as head of production for media services at Reliance MediaWorks (RMW), India’s fastest growing film and entertainment services company. During his time at RMW, he completed the successful setup of one of the world’s largest digital film restoration facilities in Mumbai, India. He earlier was general manager at postproduction firm Lowry Digital, where he moved from his initial role as an image-processing specialist into the ranks of senior management.

Melhuish developed his expertise in production and postproduction as a freelance director of photography and as a freelance camera operator working on a long list of box office hits, as well as commercials and rock videos for top corporations and music icons. His remarkable depth of professional experience also includes time as a documentary producer for BBC Radio and as a correspondent reporting on the crisis in South Africa.

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About Wohler Technologies Inc.
Wohler’s tradition of innovation began with the creation of the industry’s first in-rack audio, video, and data monitoring category and continues today through its development of signal management and monitoring solutions for video, audio, captioning, and loudness applications. Wohler’s 2012 acquisition of RadiantGrid Technologies extends this award-winning product line to include the Wohler RadiantGrid New Media Automation Platform for efficient file-based content creation and distribution, quality control, and faster-than-real-time transcoding and standards conversion. This new offering, combined with the company’s proven, cost-effective confidence monitoring, compliance recording, and content management solutions, ensures high-quality media production across any platform and delivery to any device. More information about Wohler is available at www.wohler.com.

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AES Launches Mobile APP For SF Convention
SAN FRANCISCO: The 133rd AES Mobile Convention will empower exhibitors and attendees with virtually unlimited connectivity and flexibility. Coordinated by AES CIO Steve Johnson, this ‘must have’ App delivers instant access to every aspect of the event, from fast breaking program updates to comprehensive details on technical programs, tours and special events. The App also features a user-friendly option for locating exhibitors on the show floor, even when Internet access isn’t available.

“Another new feature is clickable presenter names, enabling rapid access to background credits for every session participant. Changes for the exhibition are even more dramatic,” Johnson says. “The App provides detailed information on each exhibitor, and accelerates downloading of brochures, videos and news releases. Another new button jumps users directly to specific booth locations on the show floor map. It also provides convention news bulletins, a Twitter feed following the #AESorg hashtag, and much more,” Johnson adds.

The AES 133rd Mobile Convention is available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android. Blackberry and other Smartphone users can utilize a mobile web version optimized for those devices. The app is available immediately, and can be downloaded free from the AES website.

In addition, the AES has developed a wide range of Exhibitor opportunities designed to help their companies stand out from the crowd. Options range from uploading logos and brochures, to banner ads and video presentations. More information can be found on the San Francisco exhibitor website.

Photo: The 133rd AES Mobile Convention App

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The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers. The AES counts over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. For additional information visit http://www.aes.org

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The future is bright: projectiondesign® ships new 3-chip 3D projector

Smallest, brightest and most powerful 3D projector for small to large screen applications

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The F85 3-chip DLP® projector is the latest 2D and 3D capable projector to join projectiondesign®’s unrivalled line up of innovative projectors.

Boasting an impressive set of features designed for demanding applications, the F85 series is the brightest projector in the projectiondesign range. The projector boasts a brightness of up to 11,000 lumens, and a contrast ratio of 14,000:1 for crisp, detailed images. The projector is available in WUXGA or 1080p resolution versions as well as a special version that can optically switch between REC709 and DCI P7 colour spaces. It brings colour saturation and accuracy, optional image processing and connectivity to any installation space.

“Performance, versatility, connectivity, brightness and low cost of ownership were our objectives when creating the new F85 series,” says Anders Løkke, Marketing Director at projectiondesign. “The F85 is compatible with a range of input and outputs including X-PORT™ module connectivity and bandwidth opening up the markets in which it can be used including rental and staging, live events, visitor attractions, advanced visualization and simulation and training.”

As well as 2D imaging, the projector can be used in active or passive 3D stereoscopic mode removing the requirement for multiple projectors in stereoscopic set up. The F85 series can display sequential 3D at up to 120 Hz, as well as frame rate convert any input signal to 120 Hz with the X-PORT DCC120, and combine two input streams to a single sequential.

The projector benefits from proprietary Advanced Color Optical Processing (ACOP), which combines both fixed and motorized optical filters to enable optical calibration with near infinite accuracy and without any loss of bit depth. When combined with projectiondesign’s RealColor color management system, ACOP ensures on-site color calibration with performance to achieve any desired color standard.

The projector is available with an impressive set of optical lenses for a wide range of focal distances ensuring fit in the most challenging of installations and architecture. Powered lens shift system with user adjustable optical color processing filters. The unit uses projectiondesign’s DuArch™ dual illumination architecture for high performance and extended lamp life and at 400W brightness, the F85 ensures the brightest imaging possible.

Adding to its installation flexibility, the unit weighs just 24.1 kilograms. The F85 series is available now,

The dual lamp optical engine with “hot swap” capability allows failsafe operation for critical applications for complete piece of mind. Common to all projectiondesign models, the F85 is compatible with ProNet software for network-based control, monitoring and calibration.

Designed for 24/7 operation, the F85 series comes with up to five years warranty. This means they the F85 is designed or continual operational and where predictable cost of ownership is a requirement!

www.projectiondesign.com

Delicate Productions Supports Train Tour With Martin Audio MLA

Train is just wrapping up their sold-out “California 37” tour on the heels of their sixth studio album of the same name that has already produced the certified platinum single “Drive By” (#10 on Billboard’s Hot 100), and “50 Ways to Say Goodbye.”

Based in San Francisco, Train consists of a core trio comprising Pat Monahan (vocals), Jimmy Stafford (guitar) and Scott Underwood (drums). Over the years, the band has produced successful albums such as their eponymous debut Train with hits including “Free” and “Meet Virginia;” Drops of Jupiter, which yielded the Grammy award winning single “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me);” My Private Nation with their third Top 20 hit “Calling All Angels” and Save Me San Francisco in 2009 with the catchy, ukulele-based “Hey Soul Sister,” a quintuple platinum hit and Grammy Award winner.

The California 37 tour started in Canada and has ranged throughout North America in a variety of venues including amphitheatres, arenas and theaters. Delicate Productions of Camarillo and San Francisco, who has already successfully deployed Martin Audio’s award-winning MLA (Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array) system with Selena Gomez, relied on a system for the tour that consisted of 11 MLA and one MLD (downfill) enclosures per side and 12 MLX subs. These were supplemented with 16 Martin Audio W8LC and six W8LM cabinets for side and front fill.

Commenting on MLA, Delicate president Jason Alt said, “The tour is going well, everything has gone very successfully with the MLA system. The only show where we had to add more boxes was Red Rocks where we went to 16 MLA per side instead of the usual setup because of the size of the venue.”

Asked if the different type of venues provided a challenge in terms of getting the control and coverage Delicate needed, Alt responded, “Not at all. The MLA system actually performs really well on every level in every kind of venue that Train has played. All of the reports we’ve gotten back from our crew about reactions to the system from the band and their engineers have been extremely positive.”

Delicate also used Digico SD10 consoles for House and Monitors along with Martin Audio 5.2 amplifiers and Sennheiser G3 IEM personal monitor systems. The tour crew included Train’s FOH engineer Rob Thomas and Monitor engineer Rob Greene, along with system engineer Phil Reynolds and system techs Kenny Kaiser and Russ Cunningham.

Expanding his comments, Alt added, “MLA is a really good solution, especially its small truck footprint that gives you a definite transportation advantage for tours that need every square inch of space they can get. The technology has really given us an edge because it is such a distinctive product in terms of its capabilities and flexibility. We feel MLA gives us a bit of an edge when we’re bidding on new projects.

“Clients are starting to be very aware that the flexibility of the box and its controllability and rejection capability is what a lot of artists are looking for. With MLA, there’s not a lot of energy on the stage, which makes it better for performers and improves the audience’s listening experience.

“And the MLA owners’ network in the United States has been a real asset as well,” Alt concludes. “We’ve all been able to work together sharing resources, equipment and technical information, something which has proved to be a major benefit for every one of us.”

For more about Delicate Productions please click to www.delicate.com

For more about Martin Audio, please click to www.martin-audio.com.

About MLA™ (Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array)
The result of many years of intensive R&D, MLA’s methodology replaces trial-and-error array design with intelligent numerical optimization of the array’s output based on a highly accurate acoustic model. The multi-cellular format has six individual cells in each enclosure, each with its own DSP and amplification.

With up to 24 enclosures, each MLA array has up to 144 cells — too great a number to optimize manually, or by ear. Instead, Martin Audio’s proprietary Display2™ system design software automatically calculates FIR DSP filters for each cell and a redundant-ring audio network (U-NET™) downloads the settings into each array enclosure. Martin Audio’s VU-NET™ software provides real-time control and monitoring of the system.

MLA delivers a frequency response and SPL consistency never before achievable; a very high system output (140dB peak, per cabinet @1m); Automatic optimization of the array, both physically (splay angles) and electronically (DSP); Computer control and monitoring of the entire system, and total control of sound system balance for engineers and sound technicians.

MLA is fully integrated, with Class D amplification, DSP and U-NET digital audio
network built into each enclosure. MLA complete systems are ready-to-use, with MLA, MLD and MLX enclosures, flying hardware, software, cabling and training all supplied. Everything needed is included. All ancillary items — from tablet PC and Merlin™ controller to network interconnects and mains distro — are also included in the complete system package. This ensures full compatibility worldwide, down to cabling and accessories.

Additional features include 90° x 7.5° dispersion; a compact size (1136mm wide x 372mm high x 675mm deep), one-box-fits-all (festivals to theaters) application range and a global voltage, power factor corrected power supply.

MLA’s compact size and very high output allows it to be shipped using smaller trucks, offering considerable savings and reduced carbon footprint. The system also includes the MLX powered, flyable subwoofer capable of an unprecedented measured peak output of 150dB @ 1m; MLD downfill cabinet, and Merlin 4-in/10-out system controller and network hub. Audio input is via analog, AES3 or U-NET.

By adopting these principles and system components MLA is optimized for every member of the audience — from a 2,000 capacity theater, to a 20,000-seat arena, to a 100,000-person festival site. It will deliver the engineer’s exact mix to every seat (up to over 150 meters) with precision, exceptional power and clarity.

About Martin Audio®
Founded by audio engineer David Martin in 1971, Martin Audio pioneered the use of all-horn-loaded bass designs in world-class touring loudspeaker systems for groups such as Pink Floyd, ELP and Supertramp. Located outside of London, Martin Audio now embodies a sophisticated mix of acoustic design, research, mathematical modeling and software engineering for a wide range of products in the installation, cinema and touring sound markets.

HARMAN’s Soundcraft Vi Platform Perfect for Sezen Aksu Touring

ISTANBUL, Turkey — Altincizme, an audio rental company based in Istanbul, recently provided a pair of HARMAN Soundcraft Vi Series consoles as part of the sound reinforcement system for three concerts at Istanbul’s Harbiye Open Air Theater featuring legendary Turkish pop superstar Sezen Aksu. Appearing with her Acoustic Band (featuring Fahir Atakoğlu) she was returning after a 2-year absence from performing live for the Istanbul audience (having been away touring Europe with Vi6 consoles and Altinçizme).Once again the trusty Soundcraft desks were on duty in Istanbul.

The Vi1 at FOH and Vi6 at the stage removed any of the risks associated with the unpredictability of a Sezen Aksu performance. FOH sound engineer Serdar Altincizme says he swears by the 2-screen’ solution of the Vi, while monitor engineer Kenan Ozkaplan never seems to part with his Vi6 regardless of the venue or geographical location.

“I always request the Soundcraft Vi desks, and it seems like regardless of where I go, the companies are able to provide them,” claimed Mr. Altincizme. “There is no substitute, for all the emotions Ms. Aksu’s songs portray, the Vi simply absorbs it smoothly and transmits it to the audiences.”

Aside from the worldwide availability of the desk, the FOH engineer commends its compact footprint, smooth preamps and the board layout, which has an analogue feel to it.

Altincizme had been the first Turkish PA company to purchase and use the Vi6 when it was first manufactured, and prior to that, the family business, founded in 1955 by the late Necdet Altincizme,and managed by his sons Serdar and Serhan Altincizme, boasted over two decades of history with Soundcraft’s analogue line. Today they own two Vi6 consoles, two Vi1 consoles and stageboxes for all of the consoles.

The rental company also receives good local support and service from Samim Mutluer, from HARMAN Professional distributor, SF Ses ve Isik Sistemleri. “These desks are now in demand on almost every single rider,” concluded Serdar. “With its comfortable interface and premium pre-amps, it’s easy to see why we prefer it.”

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

NanoLumens Takes The Stage At The 2012 Toronto International Film Festival To Help Artists For Peace And Justice Raise Money For Haiti

When you’re throwing a fundraising event that brings together a collection of the biggest names in show business, you need a display setup that shines as bright as the guest list. The event organizers behind the Artists for Peace and Justice know this, which is why they decided to use two NanoLumens® 114” NanoSlim™ displays to show the entire crowd the on-stage action that included several musical performances.

Artists for Peace and Justice, a fundraising effort that encourages peace and social justice, recently held an event during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. The celebrity-backed event included a musical performance by Arcade Fire, which was seen by all who attended, thanks to the two NanoLumens displays that were set up on both sides of the stage.

According to David Weatherhead, Vice President of APG Displays, the company that managed the entire event and NanoLumens’ Canadian distributor, NanoLumens’ displays were the perfect choice for the event, due to their size and energy efficiency.

“When you’re working on an event as important as this, you want to be able to deliver in every way possible, which is why we used two NanoLumens displays to give the crowd the best possible view of the stage,” said Weatherhead. “Because the event was held in a tented venue on the lawn of a large estate, power consumption was a concern, as we were using a generator. NanoLumens displays not only require low power, but also are capable of incredible brightness, providing everyone with a beautiful and clear picture.”

The high-profile event drew a crowd that included actors, musicians, and philanthropists, all of whom helped raise over $500,000 within just 4 hours! The third annual event raised the money to help build schools and art centers in the slums of Haiti.

“NanoSlim displays offer the ideal picture quality and size for this type of event,” said Josh Byrd, Director of Marketing at NanoLumens. “With a big crowd, you need to have a display setup that allows every person to see what is happening on stage, and our NanoSlim displays do just that, making it possible for everyone to see the performances on a screen that is as big as it is brilliant.”

NanoLumens displays are extremely slim, ultra-lightweight, energy efficient, and feature a seamless, edge-to-edge picture quality that can be viewed from any angle or any distance without color shift or picture drop-off. The company’s patented display technology, which allows customers to select from 4mm up to 10mm pixel pitch (depending on the model), promises to transform the way marketers engage their customers in every type of trade show, retail, hospitality, stadium, arena, transportation and public event environment.

NanoLumens displays are designed and engineered with the environment in mind, and consume significantly less energy per square foot than conventional digital displays. Further emphasizing their commitment to eco-friendly technology, NanoLumens displays are composed of up to 50 percent reclaimed materials, and are completely recyclable. What’s more, some NanoLumens displays can be serviced from the front, making maintenance easier than ever before possible.

Designed and assembled in the United States, NanoLumens displays are offered in standard configurations as well as design-specific configurations to fit virtually any size, shape or curvature in both the NanoFlex line of flexible displays and the NanoSlim line of fixed frame displays.

The company’s technology has been recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as a 2011 future-proof tech trend and was cited by The Wall Street Journal in its 2010 Technology Innovations Awards. NanoLumens’ technology also received the 2011 Breakthrough Technology of the Year Award at the American Technology Awards. Digital Signage Magazine awarded the NanoLumens NanoFlex a 2011 DIGI Award for “Best New Display Device – Non-LCD or Plasma.”

About NanoLumens:
Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, NanoLumens, Inc. (www.nanolumens.com) is a privately held corporation engaged in the research, product development, marketing and sales of unique flexible and fixed displays that address a yawning technology gap in the $14 billion digital display industry. Since its founding in 2006, NanoLumens has built a portfolio of more than 20 international families of issued and filed patents on its flexible display technology that effectively address the commercial market void between relatively small flat-panel displays and huge, limited application LED boards. NanoLumens technology is not constrained by standard sizes and shapes, or by the weight, noise and cost issues traditionally associated with commercial LED products.

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First Baptist Church at the Mall Expands Live Sound Capabilities with HARMAN’s Studer Vista 5 M2 Console

LAKELAND, Florida — The First Baptist Church at the Mall has a rich history of serving its parishioners ever since it was founded as the First Baptist Church of Lakeland in Florida in 1885. From its beginnings with 12 charter members worshipping in a 32-foot by 50-foot wooden frame structure, the Church has been steadily expanding to where it now stands on the site of a former mall (hence its name) and can accommodate almost 2,500 congregants. With growth came the need for a more capable live sound console: a HARMAN Studer Vista 5 M2, which the church uses for both front-of-house and monitor mixing.

“We simply outgrew our old console,” said Daniel Livingston, Program Technology Supervisor at the Church at the Mall. “We now have three services on Sundays alone, which along with our pastor can include a full choir, a praise band, recorded music and more. We reached a point where we needed to upgrade our audio facilities, and we wanted to make sure we acquired a console that was not only up to the task but could handle our future needs.”

“Input count was a major factor in choosing the Studer Vista 5 M2,” noted Livingston. “We need to accommodate more than 100 FOH and monitor inputs for a Sunday service—not only the pastor, choir and band but also pre-recorded music sources and effects sends and returns. The Vista 5 M2 was one of the few digital consoles we looked at that we could configure with the required number of inputs, and we went with 104 channels. Another important consideration was that we can upgrade the console in the future with even more inputs, DSP and other functionality if we need to—having a future-proof console is a big deal for a church like ours.”

Reliability and redundancy are also paramount, Livingston noted. “The console simply has to work. In addition to our own busy schedule of services and events, we regularly bring in national Christian artists like Christy Nockels, Tenth Avenue North and Avalon, so we need the console to be fully functional, 100 percent of the time,” he said. “The Vista 5 M2 has backup power supplies and redundancy and if there’s ever an issue, the console will identify the problem and you can correct it immediately. However, we haven’t had any problems. The Vista 5 M2 has been solid as a rock.”

In addition, the Vista 5 M2 is easy to use. “The Vistonics™ interface and the console’s meter bridge provide lots of information,” Livingston added. “Everything just seems to be right there when you need it, or else you can get to it quickly. Every knob has a label and with the console’s color coding there’s no guessing about what anything does.”

“The Vista 5 M2 sounds absolutely amazing,” Livingston said. “The preamps are incredible. The Vista 5 M2 sounds better than any analog or digital desk I’ve ever mixed on.”

“I have to point out that nowhere on this planet, with any company I’ve ever worked with, have I ever gotten better tech support than I have with the Studer people,” Livingston concluded. “I can call at 10 o’clock at night and someone will be there for me.”

For more information on Church at the Mall, please visit www.churchatthemall.com

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

UDC Software Hits the Road with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Tour

High Resolution Systems’ popular UDC (Universal Device Controller) software proved a rewarding solution for Chaos Visual Productions on Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ spring/summer tour of the US, Canada and Europe. The tour included Petty’s first major performances in the UK and Europe in two decades.

The go-to company for specialty lighting, LED special effects, video projection, show programming and effects lighting, Chaos Visual Productions had previously relied on expensive custom programming solutions to enable control of a Vista Spyder video processor from the grandMA2 lighting console.

“With our UDC software Chaos was able to set up an ArtNet translation table and do the programming themselves,” says High Resolution’s Drew Taylor. “UDC’s ArtNet feature makes it easy to set up and use an interface that allows you to build your own translation table. It’s a well-tested feature that’s used in live environments all the time, so we knew Chaos would be really happy with it for the Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers tour.”

Taylor notes that the killer app delivered for Chaos at the front end of the tour and for its duration. “It simplified set up and execution before the tour began, and it provided a cost savings during the tour. With this UDC feature you don’t need an additional person switching video on the tour: The lighting director or console operator can handle it.”

Chaos Visual Productions previously teamed with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers on their 2010 tour. The company has also worked with 50 Cent, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and John Mayer among other artists. With offices in Los Angeles, Nashville and London, Chaos also provides dynamic visual solutions for film, video and special events.

About High Resolution Systems
High Resolution Systems, a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers is a company with a strong systems engineering and applications background. Its founders have decades of experience in the audiovisual rental and staging industry, broadcast applications, A/V installations and system design. This combined experience allows them to provide the highest possible quality solutions to its customers in the most efficient manner. For more information, visit www.hrscontrol.com.

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ALTINEX MX2106AV 2-IN 2-OUT VGA AUTO + AUDIO SWITCHER STREAMLINES PRESENTATION ENVIRONMENTS

**** Photo: Altinex MX2106AV 2-In / 2-Out VGA Auto + Audio Switcher ****

Brea, CA – September 2012… Altinex, a leading manufacturer of Signal Management Solutions®, is pleased to announce the availability of the MX2106AV 2-In / 2-Out VGA Auto + Audio Switcher. Supporting automatic or manual switching, the MX2106AV is ideal for classrooms and other presentation spaces requiring the flexibility to alternate between two computer sources and simultaneously output to two displays or a single display plus local monitor. more

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