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Haivision at I/ITSEC 2012

I/ITSEC 2012
Dec. 3-6 | Orlando, FL
Haivision, Booth 880

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Haivision at I/ITSEC 2012:
Haivision, JITC Certified for 1080p HD performance, will feature a range of solutions at I/ITSEC 2012 that address the needs of those government and military professionals responsible for providing the highest level of quality training, modeling, and simulation technologies in the field. Haivision will be showing the Makito(TM) DVI HD encoder paired with the Makito decoder for low-latency distribution of computer graphics over IP. Used in conjunction with the Kraken(TM) transcoding solution, any computer screen can be delivered to Android(TM) and IOS mobile device via the low-latency InStream(TM) Mobile HD media player. Further, the new Makito X doubles the quality and density for SDI video applications. Finally, the Viper(TM) performance recording appliance provides synchronized recording of computer graphics and video for after-action review in live simulation and training environments. more

James River Assembly Sings the Praises Of New Outline GTO Line Array Speaker System

System Provides the Clarity and Punch Necessary for Sermons and Music

OZARK, MO, NOVEMBER 27, 2012 – James River Assembly recently upgraded its aging sound system with Outline’s GTO line array loudspeaker cabinets as the sonic centerpiece. The new system, designed and installed by Special Event Services (SES), literally blew away the competition by providing the clarity and punch necessary for sermons, a contemporary house band and concerts. The church seats approximately 3,400 congregants and everyone from the pastor to those sitting in the back row can feel the power of the word through the GTO cabinets.

“We needed to put in a system that conveyed the spoken word throughout the auditorium, as well as have enough horsepower to present the music in an effective way,” says Jason Farah, vice president of SES. “The church members charged with the upgrade were very diligent about listening to various top-shelf systems to evaluate the sound characteristics and quality. The staff even went around the country listening to many systems. In the end, the Outline GTO simply outperformed the other systems, providing the ‘wow factor’ necessary for the final decision.”

The GTO system is comprised of two main left/right arrays, each with six GTO cabinets and one GTO down-fill speaker at the bottom of the array. The subwoofers are Outline Lab 21 HS, employing 21-inch bass speakers. The seating area in the main room is in a 280-degree arc to center stage. Because the platform is so big, the subwoofers are lined up stage center behind the scenic pieces on the stage floor as a sub arc delay system. This ensures that all areas of the room enjoy equal bass coverage. The extreme right and left sides are covered with Outline Doppia II speakers. The GTO series of line array speakers offer a unique combination of high-power output in a compact and relatively lightweight form factor. The cabinets deliver clear, non-colored, high-SPL audio capable of bringing studio environment quality to the live event experience.

“We all agreed that the time had come to upgrade our sound system to meet our evolving style of presentation and worship,” says Stephen Maddox, audio director for James River Assembly. “Our lead pastor, John Lindell, had a vision about how the new system should sound, and after listening to many systems here and in other parts of the country, SES brought in the GTO. The GTO speakers were superbly clear and present without being overbearing. We just loved how it worked, how it sounded, and how it responded. The system is very deep but at the same time warm and inviting. This system truly brings us into the future.”

About Outline
Outline S.r.l., based in Brescia, Italy, is a leading manufacturer of high quality loudspeakers of both powered and un-powered configurations. Founded in 1973, the company has a rich history in the development of high quality loudspeaker systems, test and measurement systems, and holds numerous technology patents. With offices in Italy, The UK, and the USA and over 50 distributors on five continents with more than 4200 venues and users to its credit, Outline has assumed its place among the leaders in the professional audio market.

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Visual Unity Continues To Provide Czech TV With Streaming Services For The Next Two Years

Leading broadcast and multiscreen systems integrator Visual Unity has signed a new, two year contract with Czech TV to supply the technical services needed to operate its on-line and mobile service, iVysilani.

Czech TV has won a number of awards for its internet and mobile activities, including the prestigious 2011 Kristalova Lupa Award.

“Online consumption of Czech TV content has grown enormously in past years. Ivysilani.cz is a unique platform with more than 2592 days of video,” Pavlina Kvapilova, Executive Director of Czech Television´s New Media Division. “Enhancing our streaming infrastructure towards the highest quality, stability and user comfort which is available is a key factor for us to be able to serve this interest and react on changing lifestyle habits of our public.”

The new contract, which was awarded through a public tender process, will run until December 2014. Visual Unity’s vuMedia™ integrated content management and delivery platform is already used by iVysilani for content delivery, live streaming and Video on Demand services. Under the terms of the new contract Visual Unity will deliver various enhancements to the platform and supply additional back-end encoding, streaming, transcoding and media management services.

“Visual Unity has extensive experience of designing, delivering and integrating turnkey TV systems, broadcast-IT convergent and multiscreen solutions,” says Tomas Petru, President of Visual Unity. “In recent years we have undertaken a variety of successful projects for Czech TV, including the design and build of an eight-camera High Definition Outside Broadcast vehicle and the enhancement of the broadcaster’s online and mobile services, enabling it to deliver unprecedented coverage of the recent Olympic Games in London.”

The new contract will see Visual Unity increasing Czech TV’s live streaming capacity from 60Gbps to 88Gbps in 2013 and 110Gbps in 2014, to support the broadcaster’s 12 live streaming channels. Czech TV has also asked the company to increase storage capacity for its Video on Demand archive – a service Visual Unity has been providing since 2005. The broadcaster currently has a capacity of more than 70TByte and this will be expanded to over 160TB by the end of 2014.

“To implement the terms of this new contract we have developed a number of new features for our vuMedia Content Delivery Platform that will, of course, be available to all our customers,” Tomas Petru adds.

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About Visual Unity

Visual Unity is an international Systems Integrator bridging the gap between linear broadcast, IT and IPTV to help clients reach and engage audiences on any screen. Since 1991, the team has been designing and delivering turnkey broadcast and complex multiscreen solutions worldwide – from HD Outside Broadcast vehicles and major playout facilities to live internet streaming and Video on Demand services.
Visual Unity’s award-winning vuMediaTM platform helps broadcasters and content owners control how their brand and assets are managed and monetized in the multiscreen environment. Highly scalable and flexible, vuMediaTM delivers a cutting-edge live viewing experience on the web or any mobile or connected device, comprehensive VoD services, social network integration and secure robust content distribution – all of which can be deployed into existing workflows and business processes.
Visual Unity is based in Prague, London, Cologne, Moscow, Bratislava, Belgrade, Nairobi and Dubai. For further information, please visit www.visualunity.com

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ünger Audio’s Loudness Control Technology Is ‘On The Move’

Jünger Audio’s internationally acclaimed Loudness control technology is making an impact in the Outside Broadcast market where it is helping broadcasters tackle surprise audio level changes right at the start of the production process.

Among the broadcasters who have recently turned to Jünger Audio for their ‘on the move’ loudness control is KTK in Kazakhstan, which has installed the company’s D*AP LM4 processors into its latest DSNG truck.

Built into a Toyota Land Cruiser by Lithuanian systems integrator TVC, KTK’s DSNG station features a SWE-DISH/Rockwell Collins Drive Away Antenna system, two Ericsson Voyager II multi-format integrated DSNG encoders and two fully redundant Ericsson RX8200 advanced modular receivers. This fully operational HD live production system connects with both TV studios and Outside Broadcast vehicles and is being used for live broadcasting.

Arman Shuraev, CEO of KTK, says: “We are very satisfied with the performance of Jünger Audio’s loudness control, which we have installed in our new DSNG vehicle. The units are proving very effective and easy to use.”

Christoph Harm, Jünger Audio’s International Sales Manager, says: “With more and more countries introducing legislation to control audio loudness, we are noticing increased demand for our LEVEL MAGIC-based loudness control products from those involved in the very first stages of content creation. Broadcasters using Outside Broadcast trucks and SNG vehicles to capture content for news, live and sporting events often have to deal with a wide variety of incoming audio sources. This can result in peak level and dynamic range fluctuations during the same programme, depending on the number of different audio sources being used. Balancing these so that viewers don’t have to rely on their remote controls to constantly adjust the volume is a major problem – and one that requires an effective and economic solution.”

Jünger Audio’s recently introduced D*AP range of Digital Audio Processors is proving particularly popular with the Outside Broadcast market because it is specifically designed to control audio loudness at the creation and editing stage. The D*AP series, which is available in two and four channel versions, can handle both analogue and digital (AES/EBU) audio with optional 3G/HD/SD-SDI I/O. The units fit neatly into a 19” rack, making them ideal for installation into OB trucks, and are controllable through a front panel or via a Web-based interface.

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About Jünger Audio
Established in Berlin in 1990, Jünger Audio specialises in the design and manufacture of high-quality digital audio dynamics processors. It has developed a unique range of digital processors that are designed to meet the demands of the professional audio market. All of its products are easy to operate and are developed and manufactured in-house, ensuring that the highest standards are maintained throughout. Its customers include many of the world’s top radio and TV broadcasters, IPTV providers, music recording studios and audio post production facilities. www.junger-audio.com

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Adaptive Video Walls and Displays Designs 3×3 LCD Video Wall for Orange County Water District Boardroom

Adaptive Collaborated with Integrated Media Systems to Upgrade Rear Projection Screen System

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA — Adaptive Video Walls and Displays, a division of Adaptive Technologies Group and the premier provider of innovative wall-mountable, floor-standing, and flyable LCD video wall frames, teamed up with Integrated Media Systems (IMS), a leader in the design, integration, and support of presentation, videoconferencing and communication environments and their supporting systems, to install a 3×3 LCD video wall in the Orange County Water District’s (OCWD) boardroom. The new video wall, which was part of an overall audio/visual upgrade for the entire Fountain Valley, CA facility, was designed to replace the outdated projector and rear screen that the OCWD had been using for many years. more

Sound Image Upgrades Audio System at Gibson Amphitheatre with V5 Presets for HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays

NORTHRIDGE, California – Delivering world-class audio to the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal City in California, Escondido, California-based Sound Image recently upgraded to Crown I-Tech HD power amplification and added the new V5 presets to the Amphitheatre’s HARMAN JBL VERTEC® line array system.

Originally built as an outdoor venue in 1972, the Gibson Amphitheatre was converted in 1982 and is now the third-largest indoor theater in California, seating approximately 6,000 people and has won several Pollstar awards as Venue of the Year. The Amphitheatre hosts a variety of events including concerts, performances, as well as occasional award shows. The existing PA system at the Gibson Amphitheatre includes 24 VERTEC VT4889 fullsize line array elements (12 per side) and 24 VT4880 fullsize arrayable subwoofers, with six hung per side plus six stacked per side. The system also features five VT4888 midsize line array elements on each side of the stage for additional outfill and two JBL DrivePack® VT4888DP enclosures per side for flown downfill.

The upgrade of the system with the V5 settings also included the addition of 54 Crown Audio I-Tech 12000 HD amplifiers. System control is provided via HARMAN’s HiQnet System Architect™ platform with an extensive custom control panel interface that was developed by Gary Sanguinet of Sound Image.

The new and improved V5 settings provide the Gibson Amphitheatre with a significant improvement in sound quality. This includes greater horizontal coverage, improved system response to equalization, and improved interaction between arrays. Paul Bauman, Senior Manager of Tour Sound at JBL Professional, commented, “The Gibson Amphitheatre has provided an important proof of performance test bed throughout the development of V4 and V5 presets and it has been a pleasure to work with front of house engineer George “Barney” Barnes, Mark Sidlow, Rick Merrill and the Sound Image team to really dial in the system—it’s a great-sounding venue that really highlights what is possible to achieve with VERTEC V5.”

“The biggest improvement for me is the increase in usable midrange information as well as vastly improved headroom,” Barnes said. “Being an ‘in house’ rig, protection is a must and great improvements have been made in that regard with no problems.”

The system has been greatly accepted by prestigious engineers and bands such as Rush, Jason Aldean, No Doubt, Dukes of September and Dream Theatre.

For more information on the Gibson Amphitheatre, please visit www.gibson-amphitheatre.net

For more information on Sound Image, please visit www.sound-image.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 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,900 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.4 billion for year ended June 30, 2012.

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High Resolution Systems Releases Feature-Filled UDC 4.0

High Resolution Systems has announced the release of UDC 4.0, the latest upgrade for its popular software-based Universal Device Controller. The new release includes a number of new features and follows the debut of the UDC Software Membership Program, an innovative licensing approach for integrators and resellers.

“In part, UDC 4.0 has been driven by our new membership program, which provides updates and support at a low cost of entry to the pro AV control market,” says Partner and Applications Engineer Drew Taylor. “UDC 4.0 is available now, free of charge, to current customers and is included as part of the UDC Software Membership Program.”

The new release offers a Software Developer Kit (SDK) for the first time. “Almost all configuration of the system is in the user interface, but now the ability is there to program advanced response handling designed for two-way communication and handling feedback from devices,” explains Taylor. The SDK requires basic programming knowledge, which can be acquired via High Resolution Systems’ software courses.

An all-new Custom Command Sets window supports users building ASCII and HEX command sets using protocols like UDP, TCP, Telnet, HTTP and RS232. “We’ve had a custom command sets function in the past but it only handled very basic needs,” Taylor says. “Now the function is supported in a new and powerful GUI, which enables users to interact with devices, like a projector or monitor, that are not in the regular system of command sets. Like our membership program, this feature really supports integrators who can now quickly go into the software and add a device they’ve just installed on a job site.”

A redesigned Logic Screen permits UDC users to check the state of variables, execute macros and perform other functions through an easy-to-use interface for writing If Else statements. The screen now has a cleaner look and features a Help document as well as enhanced capabilities.

UDC offers buttons, labels, sliders, toggle switches and lists as controller interface objects. UDC 4.0 extends controller interfaces with the ability to build dropdown Combo boxes, fill-in-the-blanks Textboxes, and number pads and keyboards for entering passwords or additional information. “These new controller interface design tools allow for more unique and advanced interfaces for any touch screen, including Apple iPad, Microsoft Windows Surface and Tablets, Android tablets and more,” says Taylor.

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 audio visual 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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Expansive DiGiCo/Optocore Network Propels Streisand Back to Brooklyn

No matter your musical predilection, there’s no denying that Barbra Streisand is one of the biggest talents in show biz. She is the epitome of élan and elegance, bringing a level of detail and sophistication to every aspect of her professional presence, from motion pictures to Broadway to concerts. As for the latter, the notoriously stage-shy artist’s performances have more

Atlona(R) Now Shipping Eight-Zone AT-H2H-88M HDMI(R) Matrix Switcher

Supports High-Speed HDMI and Digital Multichannel Audio

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Nov. 26, 2012 — Atlona(R) today announced that the company is now shipping its AT-H2H-88M 8×8 HDMI(R) matrix switcher, which is designed for signal routing in large home theaters and professional installations. The AT-H2H-88M is bolstered with advanced features such as EDID management, S/PDIF audio loop outs, multiple control interfaces, in-field upgradable firmware, and Audio Return Channel (ARC).

“Recently, we introduced the AT-H2H-44M 4×4 HDMI matrix switcher, which has proven to be a hit with installers for mid-size home theater projects,” said Steve Heintz, senior product manager, Atlona. “Adding more flexibility to our switcher lineup, the AT-H2H-88M brings the same advanced features to eight zones, accommodating the signal routing needs for larger projects within residential and commercial environments.”

The AT-H2H-88M’s advanced EDID management feature ensures compatibility across multiple display types, sends communication between sources and displays, and automatically provides a compatible EDID at start up. The unit also features an EDID learning function that can be customized for any connected component such as AVRs, set-top boxes, and TVs. S/PDIF port loop-outs allow audio distribution to zone amplifiers or A/V receivers within a rack, while the video signal is routed via the HDMI output to the zone display. The S/PDIF output supports digital audio signals up to Dolby(R) Digital and DTS 5.1.

With multiple control interfaces such as RS-232, IR, and the front panel — with future updates for TCP/IP control through the unit’s Ethernet port — this 8×8 HDMI matrix switcher was developed with whole-home media control and professional needs in mind. In addition, the AT-H2H-88M features a field-serviceable firmware port that allows for quick and easy upgrades.

The AT-H2H-88M is available now at authorized dealers and distributors.

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About Atlona(R)
Atlona(R) is a leading provider of innovative connectivity solutions to the audio/visual and IT markets. Since 2003, the company has been designing and engineering award-winning products for a diverse range of residential and commercial A/V and IT applications, including education, business, government, entertainment, healthcare, and other markets.

Atlona’s products and services enable system designers, integrators, consultants, and installers to create scalable, customized solutions that keep their organizations on the cutting-edge, increase efficiencies, exceed customer expectations, and lower costs. Atlona focuses on delivering products with the innovative features and reliability customer’s demand, all at the best value in the industry.

More information about Atlona is available at www.atlona.com.

(C) 2012 Atlona Inc. All rights reserved. Atlona and the Atlona logo are registered trademarks of Atlona Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other names and marks are trademarks of their respective holders.

Product prices and availability are subject to change without notice.

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Integrators learn intricacies of Warp and Blend technology at recent DPI training event

Atlanta, Georgia – The ambitious expansion of the Digital Projection International (DPI) US headquarters has created numerous networking, training and demonstration opportunities in 2012. DPI manufacturer’s reps, authorized dealers, industry partners and end-user communities have recently been hosted at specific events this year, and there are plenty to attend in the near future. One such example is a recent two-day Warp and Blend training event, orchestrated and hosted by DPI with support and participation by numerous industry partners, including Scalable Display Technologies, DNP Screens, NVIDIA and Delta Displays. Dealers of the partner companies were invited to spend two days immersed in warp and blend solutions, from manufacturer-led presentations to hands-on demonstrations.

The first day and a half consisted exclusively of live training. Ken Eagle, training manager for DPI, tackled projector-oriented Warp and Blend concepts, applications and both manual and automated alignment techniques. Zach Hurvitz of Scalable Display Technologies then revealed automated Warp and Blend solutions, followed by Jesse Walsh of DNP Screens, who instructed attendees on ideal screen materials for Warp and Blend applications. Finishing out the training sessions were NVIDIA’s Doug Traill and Tom Kaye, who described their Quadro scalable visualization solutions, and Patrick Ellis of Delta Displays, who discussed commercial video wall and LED applications. An enjoyable and well-deserved networking dinner followed the training sessions.

The second day began with a Warp and Blend hands-on lab, in which each manufacturer demonstrated their Warp and Blend solutions. Attendees were given the opportunity to test these solutions in real time, with the support of manufacturer team members. This provided the attending class with a first-hand perspective of what’s involved in designing, installing and programming simple to complex warp and blend applications. Following the hands-on demonstrations and lab, a casual open house allowed for general strategizing and brain-storming among class attendees and the participating manufacturer partners.

Feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with numerous requests calling for a regularly scheduled series of commercial-specific training courses throughout the year. Equally compelling was the partner feedback, with Zach Hurvitz commenting, “From the over-capacity attendee registrations to the outstanding team of partners, all signs point toward a bright future of multi-projector, edge blended displays. Scalable is pleased to have been an integral part of this class and we look forward toward participating again in the future.” Jesse Walsh expressed similar sentiments, remarking that the recent training event was “…an outstanding event, both well-planned and executed.”

If you are a member of the audio/video community and would like to attend one of DPI’s many upcoming training events, review the courses being offered by clicking here and register as far in advance of the event date as possible to ensure your space is reserved.

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For further information and story photography, please contact:
Michael Bridwell, Director of Marketing
Digital Projection Inc.
T: (770)-420-1350
E: mbridwell@digitalprojection.com

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.

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