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BHV Broadcast Adds Board Members

HARRIET DIENER AND MARTIN COOK APPOINTED DIRECTORS

Owslebury, UK – BHV Broadcast Limited, the UK-based manufacturer and supplier of award-winning vision mixers, standards/format converters and the thrice acknowledged Video Ghost phantom power system has added Harriet Diener of Desert Moon Communications, and Martin Cook, an independent broadcast consultant to its board with immediate effect. Julian Hiorns, founder of BHV Broadcast made the announcement from headquarters in Owslebury, UK.

“We are delighted to welcome Harriet and Martin on board,” said Hiorns. “Both are well-known in our industry and will bring an impressive array of experience and talent to BHV Broadcast, adding considerable breadth and depth to the team.”

Diener serves as president of Desert Moon Communications, an all-inclusive public relations, marketing and advertising firm located in Nyack, NY, USA that supports manufacturers and service providers in the broadcast community. Cook operates as a marketing and sales consultant from offices in Winchester, UK.

“Martin and I both deeply respect the quality and integrity of BHV’s innovative equipment line,” Diener stated. “Each product is built upon a foundation of intense research, skilled engineering, and a profound understanding of what it takes to excel in a competitive market. We’ve worked with Julian and the Company for many years and are thrilled to take a more active role in its growth on a global scale.”

Nearly every product in BHV Broadcast’s product line has been acknowledged for excellence with industry awards. Its latest addition – the Video Ghost phantom power system – took home a coveted Mario from TV Technology, a Broadcast Engineering Pick Hit, and was included in IBC 2012’s What Caught My Eye presentation.

About BHV Broadcast
BHV Broadcast designs and manufactures 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

AVAD Offers Cell Phone Signal Boosters from Wilson Electronics

Los Angeles, Calif. – December 18, 2012 – AVAD LLC, one of North America’s leading providers of custom electronics, has announced that it will now carry Wilson Electronics’ cell phone signal boosters among its assortment of products.

Wilson Electronics is the provider of North America’s top-selling line of cell phone signal boosters designed to help eliminate dropped calls; increase cell phone reception and range; and accelerate data transmission. Wilson designs and manufactures a wide variety of amplifiers, antennas and related components offering cell phone booster solutions for mobile, building and machine-to-machine data transfer situations.

Wilson’s signal boosters work transparently on the carriers’ networks, and there are solutions available for all generations of CDMA, TDMA, GSM, iDEN, 3G and 4G high-speed data networks. They work within the frequency ranges of all North American cellular service systems, as well as networks in Central and South America, Europe and Asia.

“AVAD appreciates Wilson Electronics’ commitment to solving one of the primary issues with cellular service,” said Hugh Hughes, Director of Merchandising at AVAD. “By offering the industry’s most advanced line of cell phone signal boosters, AVAD will help dealers to enable their customers to say goodbye to the days of dropped calls and poor signal strength within an application.”

Wilson Electronics’ line of cell phone signal boosters is now available through AVAD. For more information, visit the manufacturer’s website at http://www.wilsonelectronics.com.

For more information on AVAD, please visit http://www.avad.com in the US or http://www.avadcanada.ca in Canada. Connect with AVAD on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for news on the latest promotions and news.

About AVAD LLC
AVAD is an industry-leading provider of solutions to the residential and commercial custom installation markets. As part of the Specialty Solutions Division, AVAD, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro, provides integrators access to the industry’s top products and integrated solutions for residential and commercial video, audio, lighting control, content management, whole-home and business automation and control, as well as digital signage and commercial solutions and design services. AVAD offers the broadest consumer electronics and home and business automation portfolio in North America. Further differentiating its services, AVAD invests in the business tools and technical support and services integrators need to grow their businesses. With 24 locations throughout North America, AVAD offers local, hands-on access to the latest products and trainings, as well as free support services including system design and technical support.

Media Contact: Scott Moody, Director of Public Relations Marketing Matters Tel: 954-925-1511 Email: scott@marketingmatters.net Web: http://www.marketingmatters.net

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BenQ Projectors Bring to Life Interactive Sports Hall Running Wall at New Perot Museum of Nature and Science

MW860USTi Short-Throw Projectors Provide Larger-Than-Life Display in Revolutionary Sports Hall

IRVINE, Calif. — Dec. 18, 2012 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations and global DLP(R) projector leader, today announced its participation in the new world-class Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, which is relying on its MW860USTi short-throw projectors to bring to life its running wall exhibit in the museum’s Sports Hall. The 180,000-square-foot, $185 million museum, which opened Dec. 1, provides full interactive experiences to inspire scientific curiosity in visitors of all ages. more

HISENSE INTRODUCES POWERFUL AND WALLET-FRIENDLY K560 SERIES 55”, 65” 3D Smart TV TELEVISIONS

Suwanee, Georgia, December 18, 2012 — Hisense, maker of feature-packed, value-priced 2D, 3D and Smart TVs, has announced the K560 series of 55- and 65-inch 3D Smart TVs for the US market. Offering edge-to-edge screen viewing with a Super Narrow 21 mm (0.8 inch) bezel, the WiFi-enabled K560 delivers high-end 3D and Smart TV functionality, enabling access to Netflix, Vudu Movies, YouTube and Internet searches at the touch of a button.

The 65-inch class K560 model not only represents the largest screen size ever offered by Hisense in the US, its bright and responsive panel also features an industry-leading 240 Hz native refresh rate making it ideal for fast-paced sports, gaming and movie action.

“The K560 will be an incredibly powerful television within its price range,” said Peter Erdman, Vice President, Consumer Electronics, Hisense USA. “With standard features like 2D to 3D conversion, digital LED technology, Digital Media Player, two USB and four HDMI connections, Hisense is packing high-end technologies into affordable, mass-market televisions suitable for any home.”

Size / Model Key Features
65-inch / 65K560DW 3D, SmartTV, 240 Hz, e-LED, HDMI x 4, 1080p Full HD, Active-SG Glasses x 2
55-inch / 55K560RW 3D, SmartTV, 60 Hz, e-LED, HDMI x 4, 1080p Full HD, Passive-PR Glasses x 4

Hisense K560 availability and MSRP will be announced separately.

For the latest in Hisense products and concept technology, visit Hisense at CES 2013. Booth #7243, Central Hall.

See www.hisense-usa.com for more details.

About Hisense USA Corporation
Established in 2001, Hisense USA Corporation is a Georgia based subsidiary of the Hisense Company Ltd., headquartered in Qingdao, China. Hisense USA offers a broad range of highly affordable consumer electronics products in the North American market, including televisions, refrigerators, air-conditioners, dehumidifiers, beverage coolers and freezers. In 2010 Hisense established an R&D center in Georgia to enable localized product development and innovation.

Hisense USA sells into retailers across North America, including hhgregg, Best Buy, Walmart, Costco.com, Canadian Tire and more. Around the world, Hisense has production bases in South Africa, Algeria, Egypt and sales offices in the USA, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Hisense products are exported to over 130 countries and regions throughout the world.

Editorial contact:
Mark Chisholm (Definition Branding & Marketing): +1-(503) 715-0990 ext. 29 mark.chisholm@definitionbam.com

Finally, An Inexpensive Small Digital Voice Recorder That’s Not A Toy

MemClick Mini Digital Voice Recorder

Never Forget Anything Again With Fingertip Memory Played Back Anywhere

Marietta GA, December 12, 2012 – ExackTM LLC announced today, the launch of its new high quality digital micro voice recorder, MemClickTM. At $29.95, it fills the niche between expensive voice recorders and toys. It replaces a note pad and pencil as a memory companion and you can take it with you anywhere. MemClick is a very simple mini voice recorder to use. With one finger, you can make a voice recording and playback high quality sound, at controllable levels. No need to plug it into a computer to play back. Made to be hung on a car key ring, slipped into a pocket or purse or hung on a lanyard, this very small voice recorder measures only 2½ inches high, 1¼ inches wide and a ½ inch thick and weighs less than 1 oz. MemClick records up to 8 minutes and you can instantly locate notes from three folders (red, yellow and green) with lighted buttons and play them back. It can record up to 60 memos and on a single battery charge will last for weeks. The rechargeable battery and USB cable are included. The MemClick, manufactured in the USA, connects to any USB port for recharging. A green light on the MemClick shows when it is recharging and also when fully charged.

There are basically two types of portable voice recorders, cassette and digital. Digital voice recorders are much easier to use than cassettes, because there‘s no need to rewind them endlessly to find a particular recorded section to play back and there’s no tape to jam or wear out as with other cassette audio recorders. And MemClick records or plays without having to look at it while driving.

The uses for MemClick are endless. ● Make lists; shopping list, honey-do list, measurements and many more. ● On car key rings, Record driving directions; have detailed instructions all the way; On-the-go memos to yourself; Contact information. ● Never spend time in the rain again hunting for a car in a crowded parking lot. Record the row location. ● Hang it on a refrigerator as a family member locator. Each family member can leave an intended destination and return time. ● In bed, no need to hunt paper and pen, place it on a night-stand for bed-side notes, phone numbers, ideas. ● Keep it with the TV remote to note TV ad info such as advertised product phone number and web site address. ● The MemClick makes a perfect trade show promotional give-away or gift and is also for people who have everything, but can’t remember where they left it.

To make MemClick more accessible, one accessory available is an extension/retraction cord. The cord holder clips easily with a spring-loaded clip to anything. The key ring nylon cord extends out 24″. It has a latch with an easy spring release. A split key ring is attached. It is manufactured from metal and plastic. The dimensions are (approx): 1-3/8″ wide, 2-1/4″ long and 1/2″ thick. The price is $4.95 and includes shipping.

To get more information on MemClick, please go to http://www.memclick.biz

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If you’d like more information, please call Michael Sherman at 662-893-8360 or send an email to Michael_Sherman@Exack.biz

About Exack:

Exack is a Christian operated company based out of Marietta, GA. Focusing primarily on electronics, Exack was founded by an engineer who loves to think outside of the box and to find ways to solve problems to help others. The founder is a man who loves Jesus, is an avid photographer, and has an unusual fondness for garlic. Just your typical guy next door . . . who loves to invent things.

MemClick all began with the idea for an easy and quick way to remember all of those little things in life that get lost in the busyness of life. After searching the stores and trying multiple devices out there, he discovered that there wasn’t anything that really helped. So, an experienced engineer and inventor with several patents under his belt began to try to create that very thing right out of his basement. With the input of many other really smart people, MemClick was born and suddenly remembering things became a whole lot easier.

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MuxLab launches new HDMI/LAN Extender Kit

MONTREAL, CANADA — MuxLab Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the newest addition to its HDMI family; the HDMI/LAN Extender Kit. This kit allows HDMI equipment to be connected up to 330 ft (100 m) @ 1080p Deep Color via one Cat 5e/6 unshielded twisted pair cable in a point-to-point configuration. But it doesn’t stop there! The kit supports one Ethernet connection and comes with one Transmitter and one Receiver, as well as an IR Emitter and IR Sensor for remote control applications.

Ideal for applications such as commercial and residential AV systems, classroom projector systems, digital signage, and boardroom systems, this kit is surely a versatile product with endless possibilities for use.

“We are really looking forward to seeing what this product does in the market and we cannot wait for the positive results” said Marc Bohbot, MuxLab’s Director of R&D. “This product was developed thanks to a specific demand so we are confident it will sell well”

The HDMI/LAN Extender Kit, model number 500453, works with devices such as DVD, plasma, projectors, monitors, TV, PC, laptops, and servers supporting HDMI. The unit comes equipped with one HDMI receptacle, one RJ45S for Link, two RJ45S for LAN, and 3.5mm jacks for the IR emitter and IR sensor.

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.

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For more information;

www.muxlab.com

videoease@muxlab.com

514-905-0588

 

Supports Ethernet

The HDMI/LAN Extender Kit (500453) allows HDMI equipment to be connected up to 330 ft (100 m) @ 1080p Deep Color via one Cat 5e/6 unshielded twisted pair cable in a point-to-point configuration. Furthermore, the product supports one Ethernet connection. The kit comes with one Transmitter and one Receiver as well as an IR Emitter (500998) and IR Sensor (500999) for remote control applications.

 

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Stampede Appoints Brian Dietz To The Position Of Vice President Of Sales In Its Direct Response Group

Moving strategically to further develop business opportunities for its vendor partners in the consumer electronics channel, Stampede Presentation Products, Inc., North America’s largest value-added distributor of ProAV solutions, today announced the appointment of Brian Dietz to the position of Vice President of Sales, Direct Response Group. According to Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly, to whom Dietz reports, the appointment is effective immediately.

“Stampede is committed to developing business opportunities for our vendor partners in every channel where AV products and systems are sold, and that increasingly includes the consumer electronics channel which has seen and will continue to see a blurring of the line that has traditionally separated professional from consumer AV,” Kelly emphasized today.

According to Kelly, Dietz brings more than 35 years of senior consumer electronics sales experience to his new position at Stampede. “Our goal is to cover absolutely every area of the AV industry and to serve our manufacturers by developing sustainable incremental sales from every vertical market. With the addition of Brian to our team, I have no doubt that we will be able to create new business for our existing partners, secure new vendor partners looking to benefit from our expertise and significantly expand the size of the overall market for ProAV solutions throughout the consumer market.”

Prior to joining the sales team at Stampede, Dietz worked at M. Rothman & Company, Inc. from 1997-2012, where he served as the Vice President of Sales for the New Jersey-based consumer electronics distributor. Prior to this, he held the position of Director of Sales for the East Coast Zone at Sharp Electronics from 1987-1997. After graduating from Long Island University in 1973, Dietz spent the next seven years serving as the Regional Sales Manager of the East Coast Zone for JVC.

“I’m very excited to be joining Stampede as they continue to expand their already-dominant presence in the ProAV industry,” said Dietz. “I have more than 35 years of sales experience in the consumer electronics industry and I know that I have the knowledge and enthusiasm that will help Stampede accelerate its rate of growth in this market segment.”

About Stampede
Known for its value-added distribution, Amherst, New York-based Stampede is the leading distributor of presentation equipment including LCD/DLP projectors and flat panel displays. Stampede provides a complete range of brand name presentation equipment to a variety of audio/video, computer, and home theater resellers and integrators in the United States, Canada and Latin America. These resellers rely on Stampede for value-added services in distribution, marketing and solution- based sales. Stampede annually produces the “Big Book of AV,” an 816-page catalog and companion website (www.BigBookofAV.com) providing hundreds of sales, installation and spec tips for Stampede’s dealers in addition to product details on more than 5,000 SKUs. For more information on Stampede, log onto www.stampedeglobal.com.

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Electrosonic Delivers LED-Illuminated Video Wall for The Weather Channel

When The Weather Channel wanted to upgrade the primary studio set at its Atlanta headquarters, it turned to Electrosonic to install a new video wall to replace the previous display the company had provided. The new system, comprised of 12 Christie(r) Entero(tm) LED-illuminated rear-projection display cubes, is now seen as a backdrop for on-air talent and is a vehicle for live video and map presentations.

“In 2008, we supplied a rear-screen projection edge-blended system with Christie projectors,” explains Electrosonic Systems Consultant Pete Rajcula. “We have an ongoing relationship with The Weather Channel, and when they were looking for a new alternative to the blended system, we suggested Christie’s LED-illuminated DLP cubes, which offer extremely long lamp life, rich color and easy maintenance.”

Rajcula notes that while the former system was state-of-the-art at the time, LED-illuminated cubes have now reached maturity in the market, allowing the Weather Channel to reap the benefits of the technology.

The Christie(r) Entero(tm) LED was the first high resolution LED-based display cube introduced for the control room market. Using solid state illumination, the Entero(tm) LED display cubes feature vivid, wide color gamut performance – with no lamps to replace, no moving parts, and no consumables.

The installation was challenged by the need to do the work on a fully functioning set. Electrosonic installed the wall’s pedestal and cubes, adjusted the geometry and color balanced the screens to match the studio lighting.

“We’re extremely happy with the video wall,” reports The Weather Channel’s broadcast engineer Travis Warner.

The video wall is designed in a 2×6 configuration with dimensions measuring 26.9 feet wide by 6.8 feet high. A three-output Vista Spyder image processor drives a trio of 1-in/4-out distribution amps. Each of the DAs, in turn, drives one of three 2×2 sections of the wall. The video wall does its own processing of each 2×2 section, creating one large dynamic image across the display.

Andy Borum was Electrosonic’s project manager for the installation. “Everything went smoothly even though the studio was in use,” he reports. “The Weather Channel was prepared for our arrival, so we were able to build the wall and make the initial tweaks without disrupting on-air production.”

About Electrosonic
Electrosonic is an international audio-visual company that creates tailored, state-of-the-art solutions for a wide range of markets including theme parks, museums, control rooms, and corporate meeting rooms. Since its founding in 1964, Electrosonic has built a strong reputation for working on complex projects, both large and small, and has developed lasting partnerships with customers and suppliers. Beyond complete integrated systems, Electrosonic provides a comprehensive scope of services including technical design, projector lamp sales, maintenance and operational support.

Learn more about Electrosonic. Visit http://www.electrosonic.com

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Grammer Engineer ‘Spellbound’ by NEXO GEO S12

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Known for his vibrant pop/rock/soul mix and free-flowing vocal delivery, Andy Grammer is an acclaimed singer, songwriter, and musician who reached the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio with his first two singles, “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me”.

Nearing the close of his 2012 tour, Grammer recently performed at North Central Illinois College in its 825-seat Wentz Concert Hall. Sound Works Productions (Frankfort, Ill.) provided a NEXO GEO S12 system, ground stacked on the stage with the sound company’s custom carts. The house rig consisted of ten GEO S1210s, four RS18 Ray Subs, four PS10s and three 4×4 NXAMPs. For monitors, the company provided three RS18s for sidefills/drum subs, two 4×4 NXAMPs, and a Yamaha M7CL digital console.

“Anytime I’m remotely close to Chicago and need production elements, I want Sound Works there with the GEO S12,” states Kevin Flasza, Grammer’s front of house engineer. “Andy puts on a very dynamic show, and the NEXO rig remains transparent through our entire set and easily allows me to reproduce the delicate details I need to highlight at times. What more can I ask for? The GEO S12 reigns supreme when it comes to that size format.”

For more information the Sound Works Productions, visit www.soundworkspro.com.

For more information the NEXO and Yamaha products, visit www.yamahaca.com.

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About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Celebrating 125 years of Passion and Performance, and 25 years in the manufacturer of high quality digital audio consoles, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of integrated professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the broadcast, sound reinforcement/installed sound, touring, commercial recording, and post production markets. With the addition of NEXO to the product line, the company remains the official U.S. and Canadian distributor for all NEXO speaker models. YCAS offers comprehensive in-house and field product training for its customers, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.

LECTROSONICS DEPLOYED AT WOMEN’S HOSPITAL

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Baton Rouge, LA – December 2012… Specializing in the care of women and infants, Women’s Hospital is the premiere facility of its kind in the greater Baton Rouge area. With the recent completion of a new conference facility, the hospital now has state-of-the-art capability for handling presentations, training sessions, and related business. Audio and video provisions are crucial to a facility of this nature and, to ensure trouble-free sound, an ASPEN Series Digital Audio Processor from Rio Rancho, NM-based Lectrosonics was incorporated into the conference center’s AV equipment arsenal. more

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