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SunBriteTV Says “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” With its Range of Beautifully Crafted All-Season Televisions

Thousand Oaks, California, December 13, 2012 — There is no place like home for the holidays, and with the whole gang in the house it could be time to move the party outside. SunBriteTV all-weather televisions transform open-air kitchens, fireplaces and decks into the ideal hotspots for sports, TV and movie entertainment. Offering a comprehensive range of US designed, engineered and manufactured outdoor televisions for permanent installation, SunBriteTV is the perfect gift to bring the family together this season.

Built to the most exacting of weatherproofing standards, all of SunBriteTV’s televisions easily endure the extremes of cold, rain and snow typical of North American winters. Equipped with internal heaters and powder-coated aluminum exteriors, the Marquee and Pro Series shrug off the cold weather in temperatures as low as -40° F (-40° C), while the Signature Series, with its durable, high-impact resin exterior, operates comfortably in temperatures as low as -24° F (-31° C). In summer, the televisions’ internal airflow system keeps them cool in temperatures as high as 122° F (50° C). Starting at just $1,495 for a 32” Signature Series model, each SunBriteTV comes with a weatherproof remote control and features a powerful speaker system that delivers sound quality far superior than most flat screen TVs.

“Our televisions are designed to be enjoyed year round,” said Tom Dixon, VP of Marketing, SunBriteTV. “Even blanketed in snow, these TVs work flawlessly, year after year. Whether it’s a Christmas classic or a big football game, there’s something truly exciting, unique and magical about watching television outdoors.”

Purchase one of SunBriteTV’s Signature Series televisions by December 31, 2012, and receive a rebate of up to $600. Available in 32-, 46-, 55- and 65-inch sizes, there’s never been a better time to put a SunBriteTV under the Christmas tree.
For more information on SunBriteTV and the rebate program, please visit www.sunbritetv.com.

About SunBriteTV
SunBriteTV’s all-weather televisions have been time-tested in home installations, outdoor sports arenas, restaurant and hotel patios and even on military vehicles participating in field operations. All models are available through SunBriteTV’s network of Authorized Dealers. To inquire about becoming an Authorized Dealer, contact SunBriteTV at 866.357.8688, or visit the Reseller Inquiry page at www.sunbritetv.com.

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Lightware U.S.A. Taking Orders for 25G Hybrid Line of Digital Matrix Switchers

Lightware U.S.A., the US distributor for Budapest-based Lightware Visual Engineering products, is now taking orders for the 25G Hybrid, a revolutionary line of digital matrix switchers, which work in tandem with Lightware’s Modular Extender (MODEX) family of external signal extenders.

Designed to deliver exceptionally high-resolution image quality and 24/7reliability, 25G Hybrid technology sets a new standard in the pro AV industry. More than just a switcher, the 25G Hybrid is a complete source that manages and distributes all digital and analog signals over a single CAT5 cable or fiber via specially-developed input/output cards combined with audio add-ons. As a comprehensive line of digital matrix switchers, transmitters and receivers, 25G Hybrid combines switching with a powerful suite of diagnostic tools for the digital age, delivering a superior user experience.

“The 25G Hybrid is truly a unique product: It accepts multiple formats so instead of requiring separate routers and switchers for various formats users can deploy this single frame,” explains Blake Dudash in sales and marketing. “Everyone is very excited about the 25G Hybrid and how it allows users to do more with less space.”

At the heart of the new line is super-fast 25 gigabit per second data-rate switching, which allows transportation of next-generation video signals like HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort1.2. The future-proof platform is ready for all video and audio standards, including 4K and stereo 3D formats.

Multilayer switching design allows independent routing of each signal type (breakaway switching) for all layers. This feature provides switching and extending of all signal layers separately, or in a breakaway format, to be recombined at output to a single connection.

Each video port is equipped with a separate audio input and output (audio return channel) connector forming a 320×320 S/PDIF crosspoint switch. It manages stereo and multichannel audio as well as high-bit rate formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Multichannel-to-stereo down mixing can be provided as an option.

Other 35G Hybrid features include Ethernet 10/100 connection in all input and output ports for local devices and remote extensions, USB KVM connectivity, and IT/CEC/RS-232 control signal support.

Lightware U.S.A. is taking orders for the 25G Hybrid now and expects to ship the product in January 2013.

About Lightware U.S.A.

Lightware U.S.A. is the US distributor of professional AV products manufactured by Lightware Visual Engineering in Budapest, Hungary. For more information on these products, visit www.lightwareUSA.com.

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Salam Media Cast Makes New Appointments in Doha

Salam Media Cast (SMC), the region’s leading Media Systems Integration company, has announced two further appointments at its Doha headquarters. The appointments will help further strengthen SMC’s capabilities in the region.

Joining the company as Sales Manager is Roger Barton and Janez Žigon joins as Head of Technical Services. Roger and Janez both join a diverse international team that is rapidly expanding across the region, with offices in Qatar, the UAE, Oman, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. In August 2012 SMC opened its first European headquarters in London.

Paul Hennessy, CEO of SMC, said: “SMC is strengthening its businesses locally and internationally. We are focusing on the development of our team, acquiring international talent to deliver the highest quality customer experience possible. We are delighted to welcome Roger and Janez to the team at this exciting time, as we embark on our next stages of growth.”

Roger will help cement Salam Media Cast’s reputation as the go-to SI in the MENA region, leading an experienced sales team to deliver customers with the latest solutions, innovative products and services. He joins SMC following a successful career spanning more than 20 years, including five spent in the Middle East. He previously worked at twofour54 Intaj, Abu Dhabi, and Q2 Arabia, Dubai. Roger’s previous career highlights include launching from concept Adstream in the Middle East and heading up Adstream Broadcast Services in the UK.

Roger comments: “It’s exciting times ahead for Qatar and the region, with the FIFA World Cup
2022 and the Qatar 2030 Vision. As a Qatari owned company, it’s extremely important that we do our part to contribute to the future growth of Qatar and I’m very much looking forward to leading the opportunities that exist and helping to develop the Salam Media Cast business.”

Janez joins SMC with 20 years of experience in broadcast systems integrations as Managing Director of Pro Motions in Slovenia. He has spent the last three years in Hong Kong, where he was responsible for media innovations across 14 European territories as Regional Sales Manager for Lighthouse Technologies. In his role at SMC, Janez will manage operations from a technical perspective from bid creation to execution and maintenance.

Janez comments: “I’m looking forward to working as part of an exceptional team in Doha with an organisation that has established a strong regional presence and reputation. I hope to transfer my international expertise to my new role and help further SMC’s technical capabilities, fostering a real technical team that will ultimately increase revenues.”

SMC has over 35 years’ experience of systems integration in the Gulf region. The company represents many worldwide manufacturers such as Avid Technology, Quantel, SeaChange, Leitch, Vinten Broadcast Ltd, Telestream, Vizrt and EVS Broadcasting. It also serves TV channels and networks, movie studios and network operators in the region, providing telecommunications, broadcasting, integrated systems and state-of-the-art security.

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About Ghanim bin Saad Al Saad & Sons Group Holdings

Ghanim bin Saad Al Saad & Sons Group Holdings (GSSG) was founded by Ghanim bin Saad Al Saad in 1993 and incorporated in 2007. Today it is one of Qatar’s most successful private sector business groups, making a major contribution to the country’s economic growth.
GSSG has enjoyed steady growth and success in many fields and industries locally and international. GSSG’s diverse portfolio gives it strength and enables its companies within the group to maximise global business opportunities wherever and whenever they arise.
The founder, Mr. Ghanim bin Saad al Saad, has enabled the group to grow to over 40 companies around the world. As an inspirational business leader, he has steered the group to achieve its success in industries that include aviation, maritime, automobiles, oil & gas, real estate, manufacturing, contracting and trading, finance & asset management, engineering, education, fitness, hotels, hospitality and fashion, information technology and telecommunications.
In addition to its corporate headquarters in Doha, GSSG also has five international offices located in London, Zurich, Cairo, Singapore and Dubai.
www.gssg.com

Salam Media Cast (SMC)
Salam Media Cast is a proven Media Broadcast and Communications Technologies solutions provider, serving the Media, Telecommunications, Security, Education, Hospitality and advertising industries in the Gulf region for nearly 40 years. In 2010, SMC joined GSSG Holdings as part of its Media Group, with offices in Qatar, UAE, Oman, and Saudi Arabia.
Salam Media Cast pioneers not only in equipping professional television stations and studios, master control rooms, newsrooms, concert stages and theatres providing light and sound technology, but also equips whole multivendor environments. SMC provides solutions from safeguarding national security such as in government operations, creating the best venues for education such as museums and classrooms, enhancing sports environments and revolutionizing health facilities and satellite telecommunications.
To support the workflow and innovation demands of our valued customers, we have recently expanded our team with new local and international talent. We use our expertise to help realise your goals and ambitions – we listen, advise, design and build great workflows that work for you. Our ambition is to be your trusted partner in the Gulf region.
www.salammediacast.com

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Singing Is Easier With A DPA d:facto™ Vocal Mic

After putting DPA Microphone’s new hand-held d:facto Vocal Microphone through its paces on her recent tour, Dutch singer and vocal coach Margot Giselle says she is delighted with the natural sound it gave to her voice.

“For the first time ever I was able to hear my voice as it really sounds because the microphone only amplified the sound – it didn’t change my voice in any way,” Margot Giselle says. “It was bright, clear and warm – and by allowing me to create all the vocal colours I wanted, the DPA d:facto microphone made singing really easy.”

During her recent tour of the Netherlands, Margot Giselle worked with sound engineer Roel van Zeelst, from Dutch rental company IDAK, which has a large stock of DPA microphones. In conjunction with DPA’s Dutch distributor Amptec, van Zeelst arranged for Giselle to test the new DPA d:facto Vocal Microphone as he felt it would be ideally suited to her voice and her singing style.

“I was performing with four musicians and singing a lot of acoustic material, and wanted a microphone that would allow me to recognize my own voice, even when it was amplified,” Giselle explains. “The d:facto did exactly what I wanted and sounded so much better than any microphone I had used in the past. I was really delighted with it. The clarity and naturalness of the sound meant that I could relax on stage and just enjoy the performance.”

Margot Giselle, who trained as a classical vocalist at the Conservatory of Utrecht in the Netherlands, has worked on many musical theatre productions including Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Cabaret, Annie and Cats. She has also worked as a backing vocalist for artists such as Petra Berger and in 2011 she recorded and produced her first solo album Same Girl, which combines songs from various musicals with easy listening tracks and light pop covers. When she is not recording and performing, Margot Giselle offers vocal coaching from her private studio and at the Frank Sanders Musical Academy in Amsterdam

Margo Giselle is undertaking another tour for Spring 2013 and plans to include the DPA d:facto Vocal Microphone in her equipment list.

“The d:facto is a wonderful microphone that makes it easy for singers to sing their hearts out without straining their voices,” she says. “It also helps that Roel van Zeelst is a fantastic sound engineer who knows just how to make the microphone work for me in the best possible way.”

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Editors’ information:
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphones and microphone solutions for professional applications in studio, broadcast, theatre, video/film and sound reinforcement environments. All DPA microphones and components are manufactured at the company’s purpose-built factory in Denmark.
For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com

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