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Clearwing Productions to Host Yamaha CL Digital Audio Console Event

Clearwing Productions will host an orientation and training session on the new Yamaha CL Digital Audio Console, on Tuesday, February 12 between 1:00 – 8:00 pm at their Milwaukee, Wisconsin location. The open house will also feature demonstrations by Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems representative, Mike Eiseman, between 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

Clearwing Productions is located at 11101 W. Mitchell Street, Milwaukee.

Refreshments will be served.

RSVP with Kerry Miller at kmiller@clearwing.com or call 414.258.6333.

For more information visit http://us5.campaign-archive2.com/?u=569f3c53263ba5c7c09883735&id=6de6032bee.

For more information on the Yamaha CL, visit www.yamahaca.com.

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Christie Technology Brought Audiences Inside the Brain at California Institute of Technology’s TEDxCaltech 2013

Christie® technology took audiences inside the human brain at TEDxCaltech 2013 with its award-winning projection display solutions under the show’s theme, “The Brain.” Digital artist Jon 9, owner of Holonyne Corporation, produced immersive and stimulating backdrops and content related to the brain experts’ presentations that made the audience feel they were “inside” the brain of the conference itself. He also provided improvisational video mixing as accompaniment to musical performers David Torn and Moira Smiley.

Christie solutions included the Christie HD10K-M and Christie Roadster HD20K-J 3-chip DLP® projectors, as well as the multiple award-winning Christie® MicroTiles®, all controlled by the Christie Spyder video processor. Christie MicroTiles were featured on-stage as a free-standing “brick” configuration, its content synchronized with the projected images on three screens behind the performers, utilizing the curved walls of the auditorium to provide a fully immersive experience.

“Throughout my long career in the display industry, I have always looked up to Christie as a market leader that combines technical innovation with robust engineering and an expansive line of products,” said Jon 9. “I was extremely happy to be working with them on this project.”

Jon 9 said he is very grateful for the support from Christie. “Christie enabled us to bring professional display technology into the academic arena at a level that demonstrated the effectiveness of immersive, interactive digital environments within a scientific conference setting. By combining Christie’s high-powered 10K and 20K projectors with an on-stage MicroTiles video wall, and with the flexibility and power of the Christie Spyder, we created an environment that was both highly functional and visually stunning.”

Dr. Michael Roukes, Robert M. Abbey Professor of Physics, Applied Physics, and Bioengineering, and co-director of the Kavli Nanoscience Institute at Caltech, who was co-organizer of the event, added, “We were very pleased to have Christie as a sponsor of TEDxCaltech. Their visual display products produced absolutely gorgeous visualizations and were vital to helping us provide a fully immersive experience for our audiences.”

Recognized worldwide for its exceptional programs, the Caltech faculty, members of which spoke at the event, have won hundreds of awards over the years, including multiple Nobel Prizes as well as medals of science and technologies.

Christian Artist FOH Engineer Relies on new Yamaha CL5 Digital Console

BUENA PARK, Calif.–Known for front of house mixing dozens of Christian artists, front of house engineer, Harold Rubens, has found much success using the new Yamaha CL5 Digital Audio Console on several tours in 2012 and early 2013. “CTS Audio (Franklin, Tenn.) has been my preferred audio provider,” states Rubens “They provide us with racks and stacks and any additional audio support we need. For the shows I’m doing now the CL I’m using is owned by musician, Brandon Heath, who purchased the console through CTS for his “Blue Mountain” Tour.” Once I mixed on the CL5 for Brandon’s national tour, I liked it so much that I turned right around and took the same console out to mix the Andrew Peterson “Behold The Lamb of God” Christmas tour.”

“The networking capabilities of the CL Series using Dante makes everything easier,” Rubens said. “On the “Blue Mountain” Tour, it was easy to just plug in a computer and instantly record and playback all 64 tracks for both virtual sound check and recording. On Andrew Peterson’s tour, we were touring with one CL5, but with two sold-out shows at the Ryman, we added a second CL5 to accommodate additional instruments and guest performers. The console’s networking made it really easy to add the second CL5 and also be able to sound check everything using the playback from the previous show.”

“I think that the CL5 sounds incredible,” adds Rubens. “It has exceeded any expectation I had for the console. I’ve used Yamaha digital consoles extensively at one point or another on tours and/or installs, and I was anxious to see how the CL5 was going to perform. I knew about the long list of new features, but I still wondered how it was going to sound. Needless to say, I was very impressed which is why I recommended that Brandon buy one along with two Rio3224-D boxes to use as part of his own touring system.”

Andrew Peterson’s “Behold The Lamb Of God” show has been touring for 13 years. Each year, the tour makes a stop at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville which production support from CTS. “The show is a complicated concert to mix,” says Rubens. “There is a seven-piece string section, drums, percussion, bass, lap steel, dobro, mandolin, ukele, electric guitars, acoustic guitars, piano, hammer dulcimer, lap dulcimer, accordion, along with six vocalists who take lead on different songs.” The concert featured special appearances by Steven Curtis Chapman, Stuart Duncan, Jeff Taylor, Buddy Green, Sierra Hull and members of Union Station (Allison Krause’s band).”

“When Harold came into the Ryman with Andrew’s annual Christmas show, it was the first time anyone had brought in a Yamaha CL5,” notes Les Banks, Ryman Auditorium Tech Supervisor. “I had previously attended a demo but had not yet seen one in action. As soon as Harold powered up the CL5 and played the previous evening’s show (using Virtual Soundcheck), I instantly commented on how clear the console sounded. The top end was clear and the bottom was tight…no smoke and mirrors here; great mic pre’s and plug-ins. As the Ryman’s audio supervisor, I am in the unique position to audition every type of console on the planet through the same PA, and this console rocks! For its price and size, the CL is jammed-packed with performance and features. It gets all A’s on my report card!”

Rubens said that while out with Heath, things were sounding so good that opener, Matt Maher, decided to release a live project using the tracks acquired during the tour from the Nuendo Live function of the Yamaha CL. “Yamaha digital consoles all have different feature sets that are not always available on other Yamaha consoles; i.e. the USB recorder on the LS9, the touch screen on the M7CL, and the direct to matrix send on inputs on M7s and 5Ds.The CL is a culmination of all those features plus a whole lot more, and to top it all, it sounds really, really good. This is an amazing package at an incredible price point.”

For more information on Harold Rubens, email hrubensaudio@gmail.com.

For more information on the Ryman Auditorium, visit www.ryman.com.

For more information on CTS Audio, visit www.ctsaudio.com.

For more information on the Yamaha CL Digital Console Series, visit www.yamahaca.com.

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Photo ID: Rubens at Yamaha CL5 during Andrew Peterson’s “Behold The Lamb of God” Tour at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

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.

Digital Vision’s Phoenix Automates and Refines Restoration Workflow

Software Powers Efforts of High Hat Post and Periscope Film

(Los Angeles, CA) From riding the surf to diving to the ocean’s depths in a submarine, Digital Vision‘s Phoenix Refine restoration software is helping to power the efforts of High Hat Post and Periscope Film. Currently, Phoenix is a crucial tool at High Hat Post in the restoration of a collection of vintage 16 mm surfing movies, as well as current productions. Periscope Film is using Phoenix to automate the restoration of the company’s acquired military footage. Both High Hat Post and Periscope Film attribute the success of their workflows to the unmatched features that Phoenix offers, including its ability to automatically remove dirt, dust, scratches and grain.

Craig Rogers, founder of High Hat Post, worked at IMAX for 11 years “making images perfect.” When he launched his boutique facility a year ago, his previous experience with Phoenix on IMAX footage influenced his choice of tools. Since installing Phoenix in August, High Hat Post has been relying upon the software for a number of titles, including restoring renowned documentary film director/cinematographer Greg MacGillivray’s vintage surfing movies, originally shot on 16mm.

“I chose Phoenix Refine because it is resolution independent, has superior flicker removal, and after really looking at our options, found nothing on the market that came close to its ability to manage grain and keep image detail,” says Rogers. “To do the heavy lifting of scratches, dirt and grain, High Hat Post uses Phoenix Refine not just for old restoration projects but for today’s video productions too.” Rogers also turns to Phoenix for current productions, including the clean up of video noise in low light scenes for an indie film short.

Rogers adds, “I tried all of the competing software packages. With its combination of ease of use, the DVO Clarity tool, and customer support, Phoenix Refine stood apart. It will be an essential tool in restoring the MacGillivray-Freeman surf film library.” A sampling of titles include The Sunshine Sea, Five Summer Stories, Cool Wave of Color, and Free and Easy.

Periscope Film has amassed over 1,000 military films, mostly government training shorts, educational material, or propaganda pieces. The company’s “Operation Archive” library houses some of the most obscure, historic footage long thought lost. Since launching Periscope, owners and preservationists Doug Weiner and Nick Spark have restored over 40 titles, available on DVD or iTunes. Titles restored on Phoenix include the John Ford documentary Memphis Belle, and Secret Life of Adolf Hitler, which was given an “A” rating by iTunes. Periscope also licenses their collection as stock footage.

“Phoenix Refine offers the whole package – a good price for superb automated cleanup of dust and scratches,” says Weiner. “Furthermore, its ability to degrain while preserving just enough grain for aesthetics remains unmatched.”

Weiner says they will render entire films, usually ranging in length from 10 to 30 minutes, for scratches and dirt. “It’s our go-to solution across the board. We pride ourselves on unmatched quality, and Phoenix delivers. We ask the software to do the impossible and it does it automatically. We don’t have the manpower to paint out everything in these archival elements. Phoenix does the job and is uniquely qualified because of its capability for doing multiple layers on one pass in a mechanized setup that’s repeatable!”

Weiner adds that having Digital Vision in Los Angeles was vital to their decision. “It made training easy and local support was important to us,” he says. “We explored other options, but Phoenix Refine answered our need of addressing different, challenging workflows for our unique collection.”

Digital Vision’s Phoenix range of products, with awarding-winning DVO image processing, provides automated, semi-automated and manual file-based restoration capabilities. Phoenix includes tools for film restoration and repair, and a custom range of tools for restoring images from video sources.

For more information, visit www.digitalvision.se.

About Digital Vision
Digital Vision is the supplier of the world’s best colour grading, restoration and film scanning solutions for the broadcast, film, commercial and archive industries. Founded in 1988 in Stockholm, Sweden, Digital Vision has offices in London, Los Angeles, New Zealand, and Linköping in Sweden. Digital Vision’s Emmy award winning technology and products include Nucoda and Phoenix colour grading, finishing, mastering and restoration solutions that are used to create much of the worlds’ high profile television, film and commercials media broadcast and distributed today. In addition to the Nucoda and Phoenix ranges, Golden Eye film scanners and the Vintage Cloud solution provide innovative tools to create the industry recognized highest quality in scanning, film digitization, preservation and archiving.

In April 2011, Digital Vision acquired Image Systems and is now a division of the Image Systems group of companies.

All trademarks used herein, whether recognized or not, are the properties of their respective companies.

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Digital Vision Marketing Contact:
Patrick Morgan | patrick.morgan@digitalvision.se | Tel: +44 20 7734 8282 | Mobile +44 (0) 7917674711

Digital Vision PR Contact:
ignite | Christine Purse | chris@ignite.bz | Tel: +1 818 980 3473 | Mobile: +1 323 806 9696

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New Christie Phoenix Open Content Management System Transforms Command And Control Collaboration

Christie®, a leader in command and control projection display and visualization solutions, completely redefines content management for the modern control room with the introduction of Christie® Phoenix™, an open content management system designed specifically for control room applications. A network streaming solution at its core, Christie Phoenix allows users to seamlessly access and control information, in virtually any location to collaborate, synthesize and generate fast and accurate decisions in the most critical situations. It is the ideal solution for the fast-paced command and control centers with highly mobile and dispersed workforces such as public utilities, government, security and surveillance, transportation and telecommunications, allowing them to confidently make faster and more accurate life-critical decisions in the most challenging environments.
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Based on a single streaming appliance, the Christie Phoenix node, and a robust PC user software environment, Christie Phoenix systems are simple and cost effective to configure, deploy and manage, simultaneously, all from one box. Eminently flexible and scalable, Christie Phoenix nodes can be combined to create perfectly synchronized display walls of virtually any size, or can be used as a desktop processor to augment a single user’s operating environment. PC software offers access and control of Christie Phoenix streams anywhere a user can connect to their network. As a network streaming device, Christie Phoenix nodes are perfectly compatible with the majority of existing network cameras and surveillance systems, as well as a number of third-party video encoders.
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“Christie Phoenix opens a broad new range of options for the AV designer because it embraces the modern, mobile age of communication by breaking through the physical walls of the control room to encompass a global workplace,” said John Stark, senior director of Collaborative Visual Solutions at Christie. “It completely redefines what a control room visualization system can be. Whether used by multiple collocated participants, single offices or in the field through mobile technology, Christie Phoenix connects them all, giving them complete access and control of audio-visual content and data.”
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The Christie Phoenix node is a 19-inch rack mount unit that comes standard with DVI, KVM, and audio input and output connectors, all which can be used simultaneously. A Christie Phoenix node can encode up to two and decode up to 12 high definition signals. Multiple Christie Phoenix nodes can be combined and synchronized to create a display wall of up to 128 outputs. Inputs, each up to 1920 by 1080 pixel resolution, are encoded and placed on the network – while simultaneously allowing keyboard and mouse (KVM) control of those inputs over the network –all at a very cost-effective price point. Where access to output connectors is not possible, Christie Phoenix offers software-only VNC and RDP implementations for direct access to encode, stream, control and display content.
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The desktop software included with Christie Phoenix features an intuitive drag-and-drop interface that can manage content on multiple display walls simultaneously. It can also display Christie Phoenix content locally on a user’s desktop while sharing content with other Christie Phoenix users across the network, all of whom can view and control the content. For AV designers, it offers ultimate flexibility, replacing complex hardware networks with a simple network overlay. Expansion is as simple as hooking up another Christie Phoenix unit, and repair is as simple as removing and replacing the unit.
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“Life-critical decisions are made at the speed of information,” said Stark. “When events are unfolding rapidly, the ability of decision-makers and first responders to see, manipulate, share, and display critical information from virtually anywhere can literally be the difference between life and death. With Christie Phoenix, they can assess, contain, and resolve crises faster than ever before!”
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The Christie Phoenix system is part of Christie’s comprehensive control room solutions that include end-to-end video wall systems, video wall processors, high brightness LED video wall engines as well as kits for retrofitting existing walls and third-party custom displays. They can be found in such wide-ranging applications as Georgia Power, which serves 2.25 million customers; New York City’s NASDAQ MarketSite; South Korea’s busy city of Siheung UTIS; the Dallas Fusion Center, where law enforcement officials can monitor, share and analyze information with each other; the Department of Homeland Security; NASA; the U.S. Air Force; and the Mexican National Government.
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Collaborative visual solutions for mission-critical monitoring
Today’s control rooms go beyond traditional displaying and monitoring and Christie’s collaborative visual solutions are removing boundaries and enabling expansive collaboration for many of the world’s most mission-critical operations. By integrating stunning zero-maintenance displays with the power of the network, Christie is completely redefining the control room space, and setting the stage for an increasingly distributed control room environment. Across every sector in business, commerce and government, Christie is raising the bar beyond today’s stringent control room requirements.
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Click here to access the Christie® Phoenix™ corporate video.

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Metro Cable Upgrades with FOR-A HD Switchers

Broadcasts of Sacramento Municipal Meetings Boosted with FOR-A Production Switchers

Fort Lee, N.J. – FOR-A Corporation of America, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, announces that its HVS-350HS HD/SD 1.5 M/E digital video switchers and HVS-300HS HD/SD portable video switcher are currently in use at five of the nine sites run by the Sacramento Metropolitan Cable Television Commission of Sacramento, CA.

Working with Metro Cable throughout the selection and installation process was local FOR-A dealer, VMI, Inc., based in Sunnyvale, CA and primarily covering the Western U.S. VMI has regional offices in Sacramento, Garden Grove, Portland, Seattle and Spokane.

Sacramento Metro Cable is a production operation that broadcasts local government municipal meetings for about 23 agencies on Metro Cable 14, a cable television channel in Sacramento County. The control rooms for the following agencies and the Metro Cable van were upgraded as follows with a FOR-A switcher:

Rancho Cordova, CA HVS-300HS Switcher

Sacramento County
Board Chambers HVS-350HS Switcher

Citrus Heights, CA HVS-300 Switcher

Galt, CA HVS-300 Switcher

Metro Cable Van HVS-300HS Switcher
Elk Grove, CA HVS-300HS Switcher

Metro Cable selected FOR-A switchers because of their price and feature-rich design. “Multi-view is a feature we didn’t have previously,” said Bill Piper, Technical Director at Metro Cable. “It’s very nice to be able to make use of that.” As soon as they get new cameras, Metro Cable will be HD. At the moment, they are all standard definition. “We’re SD throughout our system, however, the County board will be HD in the building,” said Piper. “The FOR-A switchers allow us the flexibility to go HD or SD.”

Metro Cable has a feed through the County that streams on the Internet; all recording is done through the FOR-A switchers. “We ordered the extra video out card, and it was great to have the extra output,” said Piper. Additional functionality that Piper appreciates is the ease of use of the picture-in-picture mode, and he finds it easier to retrieve logos. “The layout of the control panel and the setting up of the switcher is very straightforward and intuitive,” said Piper.

“We’re enthusiastic that we can now offer municipal facilities the ability to stay at the forefront of technology within such cost-effective and easy-to-use packages,” said Pedro Silvestre, sales director for FOR-A Corporation of America. “Both switchers are portable, powerful, very easy to use, and ideal in the studio or on a location shoot.”

The HVS-300HS has a built-in multi-viewer, so external monitors are not necessary. Setup on location is further simplified by the frame sync capability found on every input. The HVS-350HS HD/SD 1.5 M/E digital video switcher is a “big brother” to the popular and cost-effective HVS-300HS. The HVS-350HS adds 1.5 M/E functionality, more inputs, and more standard features without dramatically increasing the size of the switcher or control panel.

About FOR-A

FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A’s product line, call 201-944-1120 or visit our web site at www.for-a.com.

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The RapcoHorizon Company Debuts First Full-Line Company Catalog at the 2013 NAMM Show

New Directory Will Help Dealers Differentiate Between Each Brand

ANAHEIM, CA, JANUARY 23, 2012 ― For the first time ever, The RapcoHorizon Company, a leading manufacturer of audio/video interfacing and cable equipment, is releasing a full-line company catalog, in both digital and printed formats, to its network of dealers. The highly requested directory, which helps customers distinguish between each of the company brands, including RapcoHorizon, RoadHog, RAT, StageMaster and Momentum, is available at the 2013 Winter NAMM Show (Hall C, Booth 4558).

Available as an app for Apple or Android platforms, or as a 90-page, color, printed booklet, the catalog includes all the necessary specs for every product from The RapcoHorizon Company brands. It also provides details on each product’s ideal applications, and features a full custom section detailing each brand’s unique capabilities.

“This catalog is something that our dealers have been telling us they want,” says Lucas McCulley, marketing specialist at The RapcoHorizon Company. “It not only helps dealers differentiate between each of our retail brands, but also makes searching through The RapcoHorizon Company’s vast line of products and capabilities easy to negotiate and understand.”

The RapcoHorizon Company, located in Jackson, Missouri, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of audio, video, home theater, data and telecommunications cable in both bulk wire and assemblies. Used worldwide by concert touring sound companies, video and sound contractors, recording studios, system integrators, audiophiles and musicians, The RapcoHorizon Company’s products provide optimal flexibility and premium performance. The company’s state-of-the-art Custom Shop can modify existing products or build new devices to meet any need. For more information, please visit The RapcoHorizon Company’s Web site at www.rapcohorizon.com.

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New Factory-Calibrated Lighting Presets Added to Quick-Connect Universal CAT-5 CCU

Vaddio, the global leader in robotic PTZ cameras and camera control systems, adds factory-calibrated preset configurations to allow users to quickly run through preset lighting environment scenes for each ClearVIEW HD-Series PTZ camera. These presets are suggested starting points for further adjustment.

“These presets were really added as suggested starting points so users could further adjust the image according to the environment,” explained COO of Vaddio, Mark Steen. “They are also really helpful if the user gets carried away with the controls – you can at least go back to the preset.”

The new presets include fully automatic mode, incandescent high-light, incandescent low-light, fluorescent high-light, fluorescent low-light and an outdoor mode.

1. Fully Automatic: Out-of-Box Default
2. Incandescent High-Light: Added gain compensation for a low-lit lamp area
3. Incandescent Low-Light: Highly-lit lamps in a bright home or studio lighting
4. Fluorescent Low-Light: Added gain compensation for a low-lit office area (bad lighting)
5. Fluorescent High-Light: Highly-lit office area with really good lighting
6. Outdoor Lighting: Typical sunny daylight

Outputs for the new CCU now include HD-SDI/SDI, HDMI and analog HD component for extreme flexibility in system design and integration. All three outputs are live simultaneously. A new industrial design enables the adjustment of white balance, color, pedestal, gamma, knee, chroma, detail, iris and gain functions with the press of a button. These controls deliver a more accurate representation of the image that is being captured, and the ability to color-match and shade multiple cameras.

For more information about how to update Vaddio’s new Quick-Connect Universal CAT-5 CCU, please visit www.vaddio.com or by phone at (763) 971-4400.

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About Vaddio:
Vaddio is the leading manufacturer of specialty PTZ cameras and camera control systems used in the audiovisual, videoconference and broadcast industries. Your customers demand cutting-edge technology that’s simple to use. You want equipment that’s easy to install and reliable to operate. Vaddio serves integrators and operators alike – with broadcast-quality PTZ cameras and control systems that deliver the performance you need with the convenience you demand. More information can be found on the Vaddio website, www.vaddio.com or at (800) 572.2011.

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BTX Opens State-of-the-Art Fiber Lab; Receives Neutrik(R) opticalCON(R) Certification

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. — Jan. 23, 2013 — BTX Technologies, a value-added distributor and manufacturer of interface, integration, and system products, announced today that it has opened a new fiber-optics lab in its headquarters in metro New York. The company has also been designated by Neutrik(R), the leading manufacturer of audio connectors and receptacles, as a Certified Assembler fiber house for its opticalCON(R) line of fiber-optic connection systems. BTX’s new fiber capabilities complement its long list of copper assembly and custom plate and panel solutions. more

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Pakedge Brings Impressive Assortment of New Wireless and Wired Networking Products to ISE 2013

Foster City, CA –Pakedge Device & Software, a leading provider of advanced wireless networking products, will introduce several new products to the professional installation industry at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2013, held January 29-31 in Amsterdam.

Attendees visiting the Pakedge stand (5-U115) will have the opportunity to experience:

• The W6 family of high-powered wireless access points offering improved data throughput, reliability and stability along with greater configuration options compared to conventional designs
• The W5N2 Wireless Access Point with Dual-Band Radio which incorporates the company’s exclusive “True Roaming” Residential Virtual Cell Technology to enable multiple wireless access points in a large network to function as a single “virtual” wireless access point (WAP)
• The P20E 20-Port Power Distribution Unit, designed to provide the highest degree of AC power protection and comprehensive on/off power startup and shutdown capabilities

“As attendees to ISE 2013 will see, Pakedge’s advanced networking products offer professional installers a significant advantage when it comes to effectively and efficiently configuring and managing a home network,” said Victor Pak, Chief Executive Officer of Pakedge Device and Software. “These new product introductions are an extension of our commitment to providing professional installers with the most advanced wireless networking products available as well as solutions for any and all networking challenges.”

Offering a range of installation flexibility, the W6 series includes the W6 wall-mount/desktop, W6C in-ceiling/in-wall, W6R rack-mount and W6O outdoor WAP.

The W6 series offers three wireless deployment options to accommodate any size network. First, they can be used in a standalone WAP configuration utilizing their built-in “intelligence” that enables them to be easily configured. Second, Pakedge provides a PC and Mac software discovery tool named “Where’s My WAP” to quickly find and easily change its IP address. Finally, Pakedge offers a hardware macrocell wireless access point controller (C36) that enables access points in a very large wireless system to be centrally deployed, configured, monitored and updated.

W6 devices are optimized for use with smartphones, tablets, laptops and home control devices. The W6 software takes an entirely new approach to 802.11n performance, in handling environmental wireless “noise” and the interference resulting from the fact that Wi-Fi is an unregulated frequency spectrum. The W6 family’s proprietary algorithms optimize the devices’ signal-to-noise ratio, leading to higher throughput at longer ranges and more stable performance. W6 devices are especially well suited for use with 802.11n devices that use a wider channel width, because the wider the channel, the more susceptible the device is to interference. Pakedge W6 products utilize Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) connectivity for a more efficient installation.

Pakedge’s W5N2 Wireless Access Point with Dual-Band Radio enables seamless Wi-Fi roaming without handoffs for any Wi-Fi device, whether a laptop, touch panel, iPad®, VoIP Wi-Fi phone or other portable device.

In a non-virtualized or traditional Wi-Fi configuration wireless networks cover a large area and require multiple WAPs to achieve adequate coverage. However, when a Wi-Fi user moves from the coverage area of one WAP to another, there is typically an interruption in service as one WAP “hands off” to another. The result is an interrupted video stream, phone call or data stream, or lost commands from a touch panel.

In contrast to traditional Wi-Fi, the Pakedge W5N2 and its companion CTL-W5N Wireless Virtualization Management Controller provide an extremely reliable Wi-Fi roaming solution. The W5N2 and CTL-W5N use Residential Virtual Cell Technology to link the operation of all the wireless access points in a network together so that they all appear as a single wireless access point to a device (client), even though many wireless access points are installed.

A single dedicated “virtual WAP” is created for each device on the network. This dedicated WAP can be customized to the client around speed and bandwidth, to optimize the performance of the applications the device needs to run. Similar to a wired Ethernet port, this “virtual port” eliminates latency, jitter and competition for bandwidth, since there is always only one client on each “wireless” port. This results in “fair airtime” for each device, preventing slower clients from taking more than their fair share of airtime and slowing down the performance of other devices.

The W5N2 is compact and easy to install. It’s pre-configured for use with the CTL-W5N and Pakedge routers and VLAN (virtual local area network) switch solutions. If additional W5N2s are plugged into the network, they will automatically be preconfigured. The unit has simultaneous dual-band radios with omnidirectional antennas, supports 802.11a/b/g/n, has and offers comprehensive security and encryption features.

The W5N2 offers a host of additional advanced capabilities such as self-monitoring, rogue device detection and suppression, automatic power and channel setting, co-channel interference management and other features. It is powered by a standard 802.3af PoE power source.

The P20E has auto-ping and equipment reboot functionality. Simply connect a device to a specific outlet on the P20E and provide the P20E with the IP address of the device, and the P20E will ping the device every 15 seconds. If it does not receive a response, the P20E will automatically reboot the device. This provides “self-healing” network characteristics without the interaction of the dealer. For example, if a control processor, receiver or even connection to the internet goes down, the P20E would sense this and reboot the device automatically. There is no need for dealer and client interaction or support. This saves the dealer a support call to the homeowner’s residence. The P20E will also send an email to notify the dealer so they can inform the homeowner of the correction of the network.

The P20E features 20 AC outlets, making it ideal for use in larger-scale security installations and smart home networks. Each outlet can be individually turned on and off according to an automatically programmed startup/shutdown boot sequence, to ensure that connected devices will be safely powered up or shut down.

The Pakedge P20E can be remotely operated via access to a LAN (Local Area Network), giving users the option to turn specific AC outlets on and off and reboot equipment from a remote location. In addition, the P20E can be remotely operated using e-mail when access to the LAN is not available.

The P20E can be programmed to schedule power reboot events monthly, weekly or daily. It can also monitor AC power consumption and send a warning message when the aggregated AC draw from a system exceeds a pre-defined threshold.

For more information on Pakedge Device & Software, visit http://www.pakedge.com

About Pakedge Device & Software
Pakedge Device & Software creates innovative networking products for people who demand performance, features, and reliability. Our products use the most advanced wireless and networking technology. They are designed for professionals to install and consumers to enjoy. For more information and system specifications, visit www.pakedge.com.

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