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Listen Technologies Introduces New Control Features for ListenPoint

Listen Technologies expands its audio integration and amplification solutions for classrooms, training rooms and meeting rooms with new third party control features.

ISE Stand#E108 Listen Technologies has expanded ListenPoint capabilities with the introduction of control from external control systems. This new feature expands presentation capabilities by enabling integration of a control system with a ListenPoint system.

ListenPoint amplifies a presenter’s voice to deliver clear, intelligible audio in classrooms, training rooms, boardrooms and multi-purpose spaces. ListenPoint also integrates and controls multi-media audio sources and extends the same consistent audio experience to both the audience in the room and remote participants through applications such as Skype, WebEx, and GoToMeeting.

“Now presenters can control projectors or displays from the ListenPoint M1 or select audio sources, control volume, or get battery status from an external control panel,” noted Tracy Bathurst, ListenPoint Product Group Leader at Listen Technologies. “This option allows teachers and presenters to focus on what’s important – engaging the audience and presenting an impactful message.”

External control systems are connected through the Listen Bus port of the ListenPoint R12 Room Module using a Cat-5e cable and RS485 protocol to interface to the control system. Configuration is done either through the ListenPoint configuration software. ListenPoint can control volume, mute, M1 battery status, M1 connection, report serial/model numbers, report or set relay state, report 6-12 volt input state, page audio present, and report/set active aux input. All commands are text based for easy programming and compatibility with most control systems.

For full information on ListenPoint contact Listen Technologies at
+1.801.233.8992 or info@listentech.com.

Listen Technologies will be providing product demonstrations at ISE of the new ListenPoint control features and its RF and IR solutions at Stand #E108.

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Extron Introduces New DMS Series Modular Frames & Fiber Matrix Boards

Extron DMS 2000

Extron DMS 2000

Anaheim, California (January 28, 2013) – Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the addition of the DMS 2000 and DMS 3200 Frames and DMS Fiber Matrix Boards to the DMS Series of Modular DVI Matrix Switchers. The DMS Series combine the simplicity and reliability of a fixed I/O matrix switcher with the convenience and flexibility of a modular solution. The compact DMS 2000 and DMS 3200 are designed to fit in a wide range of installations. The DMS 2000 is available in I/O configurations of 4×4 up to 20×20 in a 3U enclosure, and the DMS 3200 is available in I/O configurations of 4×4 up to 32×32 in a 5U enclosure. For design flexibility, the DMS Fiber Matrix Boards support transmitted distances up to 300 meters (984 feet) on one multimode fiber. Available in 4×4 I/O, 4-input, and 4-output configurations, the fiber optic boards can be mixed-and-matched with available DMS DVI Matrix Boards. The DMS Series is ideal for a wide variety of environments where switching and distribution of high resolution digital video signals without copy protection is needed and a fully digital pathway is essential to maintain the highest possible image quality.

“The modular DMS DVI Matrix Switcher system has become a favorite of AV integrators because of its proven, robust performance and high reliability in mission-critical installations,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “The addition of these new compact frames and DMS Fiber Matrix Boards now extends the DMS platform into a broader range of environments and offers even greater design flexibility in demanding digital signal distribution applications.”

DMS Series Frames are available in sizes to fit I/O combinations from 4×4 to 36×36. The DMS 2000 and DMS 3200 frames are designed for applications requiring a compact enclosure size with a single, fixed power supply. For mission critical, 24/7 applications that require dual AC power inputs and hot-swappable power supplies, the DMS 1600 and DMS 3600 frames support I/O configurations up to 16×16 or 36×36, respectively. All four DMS frames accept any combination of the available DMS DVI and Fiber Matrix Boards.

The DMS Fiber Matrix Boards are compatible with the new Extron DFX 100 DVI extenders. The boards utilize standard LC connectors, which provide reliable physical connectivity and precise fiber core alignment, and allow the use of low-cost, widely available pre-terminated cables.

Visit our Web site at www.extron.com for more information.

NUGEN Audio at the 2013 NAB Show

At the 2013 NAB Show, NUGEN Audio will be displaying a range of industry-leading innovations for loudness correction that offer a smarter approach to meeting new loudness regulations and raising the quality of broadcast audio.

NEW — LM-Correct: Stand-Alone Loudness Tool
For the first time, LM-Correct is available as a file-based program, taking its speed and simplicity outside the Avid(R) environment. LM-Correct is designed to offer automatic, faster-than-real-time loudness analysis and correction.

LM-Correct is ideal for rapid, intuitive correction in situations where time is limited, providing an automatic method of rapidly conforming audio to current loudness standards. LM-Correct can be used as a one-stop solution for loudness correction, fixing audio that has not been mixed with loudness standards in mind, or in conjunction with a real-time loudness meter such as VisLM to “fine tune” audio mixed to loudness requirements from the outset. LM-Correct can also be used as a final “back-stop” processor, ensuring that finished files are within specification and performing a fix where errors are found.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/NUGEN/LM-Correct.zip
Photo Caption: LM-Correct Audio Suite Plug-In

NEW — VisLM v1.6: Visual Loudness Metering Plug-In Now Available in Avid(R) AAX Format and 64-Bit OS X(R)
NUGEN Audio is now offering VisLM 1.6, a significant update to its visual loudness monitoring tool. With this new version, VisLM is available for the first time in the Avid(R) AAX format. Additionally, VisLM is now available in a 64-bit OS X(R) version.

VisLM 1.6 also includes a new dialog gate option that allows automatic measurement of dialog sections within the source material. Measurements can now be written to automation tracks so that elements such as the loudness profile and true-peak clips can be seen against the waveform in the digital audio workstation timeline for diagnostic referencing.

With detailed, objective loudness measurement, history, and logging facilities, VisLM provides an easy-to-use ITU, ATSC and EBU standard-compliant way to measure, compare, and contrast loudness during production, broadcast, and post production, either on the fly or for entire sections of audio. Offering true-peak level metering (inter-sample accurate level monitoring), loudness range (to help decide if and how much dynamic compression to apply), momentary “instantaneous loudness” for mixing by ear, short-term loudness (three-second time window) and program loudness (long-term integrated loudness measurement), VisLM is a comprehensive tool that helps audio professionals cut through the complexity of loudness compliance.

VisLM is available in two versions, VisLM-C (compact) and VisLM-H (history). Both versions are available in 2.0 and 5.1 formats.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/NUGEN/VisLM-H.zip
Photo Caption: Visual Loudness Metering (History)

ISL: Inter-Sample True-Peak Limiter
The NUGEN Audio ISL Inter-Sample True-Peak Limiter is designed for the control of peak levels in audio signals from mono to 5.1. Unlike traditional approaches to limiting, ISL offers a true brick-wall solution, measuring inter-sample peaks and allowing the user to define the true-peak limit of the audio output (rather than the more traditional threshold control at which limiting begins to take effect).

Easy to use and totally transparent, ISL is based on the standardized true-peak algorithms of ITU-R B.S. 1770 and related standards, and is suitable for the control of audio for post-production and broadcast applications. True-peak limiting can also be used to ensure that downstream codecs such as mp3, AAC, etc. do not introduce distortion into the signal. While ISL is designed for limiting relatively dynamic high-quality audio, it can also be used to hard limit and reduce dynamic range considerably if required.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/NUGEN/ISL5.1.zip
Photo Caption: ISL 5.1 True-Peak Limiter

LMB: Batch Processing Loudness Correction Tool for High Throughput Applications
The NUGEN Audio LMB system is an off-line, file-based loudness analysis and correction program designed for rapid assessment and correction of files for loudness and true-peak content to ITU-R BS. 1770- and EBU R128-based specifications.

With a drag-and-drop interface and/or specific watched folders, LMB saves operator time by automatically handling the process of checking and conforming files to multiple broadcast criteria. LMB produces detailed post-mortem logs and includes a built-in graphing facility. LMB can be fully integrated into an automated system using the optional command-line interface and XML file output logs.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/NUGEN/LMB.zip
Photo Caption: LMB Loudness Analysis and Correction Program

Company Overview

About NUGEN Audio
NUGEN Audio creates innovative, intuitive professional audio tools for high-end music producers, post-production engineers, and broadcasters. Reflecting the real-world production experience of the design team, the company’s products make it easier to deliver better quality, save time, and reduce costs. NUGEN Audio’s tools for audio analysis, loudness metering, mixing/mastering, and tracking are used by the world’s top names in broadcast, music, and audio production. For more information, visit www.nugenaudio.com

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Display Development Adds New Models to its In-Wall Home Theater Projection Systems Series

Batavia, NY—January 2013—Display Development, innovator of the Architectural Video category, proudly announces the latest additions to its series of In-Wall Projection systems made exclusively for Home Theater applications. The new IW7 and IW8 offer extreme flexibility at an unprecedented value. The IW8 will make its world debut in the Home Cinema Europe Booth #N-153 during the 2013 ISE Show.

“With the introduction of the IW7 and IW8, we can now extend our in-wall projection systems to a wide array of customers, offering innovative, space-saving solutions for environments where a ceiling-mounted projector is not practical,” said Jim Burns, president of Display Development. “As always, we design our systems with integrators in mind, and we pride ourselves on being the only company to deliver a concealed video system that does not sacrifice performance for convenience.”

The Display Development IW7 and IW8 systems include single-chip DLP® projectors, VP 100 video scaler for high performance processing and flexibility, and Smart Cooling technology for efficient, reliable operation. Designed for popular screen sizes, the IW7 boasting 4,200 Lumens, is ideal for brightly lit family/media rooms, while the IW8 outputting 1,800 Lumens, is capable of delivering the color accuracy needed for a true home theater system in a light-controlled environment.

The IW systems create a TV solution that is far superior to a flat panel in terms of image size, fidelity and overall experience, with no impact on a room’s décor, coupled with the ability to provide a completely concealed system when not in use.

Display Development's IW8 In-Wall Video Projection System designed exclusively for home theater applications makes its debuts at #ISE2013.

About Display Development
Display Development is an independent design and marketing group that concentrates its efforts on very-high-performance visual imaging systems. With a proven 20-year track record, the core team of Display Design Development is responsible for bringing over 100 displays to market, many of which have received awards and accolades for their leading-edge technology. For more information, please visit www.displaydevelopment.com.

Platinum Tools(R) Coax Copper/Steel Cable Cutter Now Shipping

CAMARILLO, Calif., Jan. 28, 2013 – Platinum Tools(R) (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce the CCS-6 Cable Cutter (part # 10514) is now shipping. Designed for today’s VDV (Voice, Data, Video) and security installers, the CCS-6 has an MSRP of $19.95.

“The Platinum Tools CCS-6 is designed to cut copper cable with steel content without nicking, degrading, or deforming the cutting blades,” explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “Fully tested to 10,000 cuts on RG6 CCS, copper clad steel center conductor with no degradation to the cutting blades, this compact cable cutter also easily cuts through copper and aluminum cable.”

The Platinum Tools CCS-6 provides outstanding cutting performance on all types of solid copper wire, twisted pair, and coax cables. Its optimal blade geometry ensures that the cable stays round during the cutting process so connectors are easy to affix to the cable.”

Additional specs of the Platinum Tools CCS-6 Cable Cutter include:
• Comfortable PVC handle grips
• Forged from SCM 440 steel
• Rust resistant black oxide finish
• Lightweight: 7.22 oz (204.8 g)
• Length: 6.3in (162 mm)
• Technical Data: Coax CCS; Battery; Coax; Messenger; CAT5E UTP/STP; Antenna; CAT6 UTP/STP; DBS; CAT6A UTP/STP; Drop; Shipboard; Ground

For more information on Platinum Tools and its complete product line, please visit www.platinumtools.com, call (800) 749-5783, or email info@platinumtools.com.

About Platinum Tools
Platinum Tools, founded in 1997, was created based upon two very simple objectives. First, develop the absolute best possible solutions for the preparation, installation, and hand termination of wire and cable. Second, implement an operational infrastructure that can deliver these products in an efficient, timely, and high quality manner.

All of our products must absolutely satisfy three critical benchmark criteria…utility of function; quality of function; and economic value. Our people are our company. They, too, must be focused on and work to satisfy three critical benchmark criteria…customer satisfaction; product knowledge and expertise; and willingness to learn and adapt.

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X2O Media Partners With Prysm at ISE 2013

X2O Platform to Power Twitter(TM) Shuffle Videowall in Prysm Stand and Prysm Twitter Cube Application in ISE Press Room

MONTREAL — Jan. 28, 2013 — X2O Media, a provider of software for real-time visual communication applications, today announced that the company will team up with video display provider Prysm Inc. at ISE 2013. At the show, the award-winning X2O platform will drive live tweets to a Prysm videowall in stand 11-H4D, while powering the Prysm Twitter(TM) Cube application in the ISE press room. more

SunBriteTV Brings The Big Game Outdoors in 2013

Thousand Oaks, California, January 28, 2013 — On Sunday, February 3rd, more than 100 million people will be glued to televisions across the nation watching the ultimate football event of the year. Hosting football parties has become one of the most popular ways for sports fans to enjoy the big game with friends and family. Rather than being stuck indoors this year, why not watch all of the action on a bright, all-weather outdoor TV from SunBriteTV? Ideal for permanent installation near outdoor fireplaces, kitchens, swimming pools or decks, SunBriteTV’s all-weather televisions turn any social gathering into a party.

Backed by the security of a two-year warranty, SunBriteTV offers a beautiful and durable range of 32-, 46-, 55- and 65-inch models in its residential Signature Series that make outdoor entertaining fun and easy. Starting at just $1,495 (model 3260HD), every SunBriteTV is designed, engineered and manufactured in the US to resist rain, humidity, salt corrosion, dust, insects, heat and cold, and offers a powerful speaker system that delivers better sound quality than most indoor TVs.

“The game this year between the Ravens and the 49ers should be nothing short of spectacular,” said Tom Dixon, Vice President of Marketing, SunBriteTV. “Our TVs were made with sports lovers in mind. Not everyone can play professional football, but with a SunBriteTV anyone can score a touchdown.”

For more information about SunBriteTV’s range of outdoor TVs, 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 Dealer Inquiry page at www.sunbritetv.com.

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Haivision Expands EMEA Footprint With TELTEC Partnership

Delivers the Industry’s Most Advanced Video Networking and IP Video Distribution Solutions

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Jan. 28, 2013 — Haivision, a global leader in advanced video networking and IP video distribution solutions, has named TELTEC GmbH, based in Wiesbaden, Germany, as its newest reseller. TELTEC is a reseller of an extensive line of video-related equipment and systems for professional film and television production, postproduction, and broadcast. The partnership with TELTEC expands Haivision’s footprint in Europe and reinforces its presence in the German market. more

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Attendees at Live Design’s 2012 Concert Master Classes See Robert Juliat Followspots in Action at Springsteen Concert

Robert Juliat participated in Live Design’s 2012 Concert Master Classes at USC, Los Angeles last month showcasing its fixtures for those attending the immersive two-day event and accompanying attendees to a performance of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, whose tour rig includes Robert Juliat Manon and Topaze followspots.

The Concert Master Classes by Live Design annually brings together the touring industry’s top designers to discuss lighting and projection design challenges for the world of concerts. Award-winning lighting designer Jeff Ravitz, creative consultant to the classes, chaired an overview session on concert lighting design and gave a very personal perspective on how he lit Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball Tour in another session. Other panelists included Steve Cohen, Marc Janowitz, Steve Lieberman, Anne Militello and Seth Jackson.

Robert Juliat’s Fred Lindauer and Alan Keen were on hand for up-close-and-personal talks with attendees during the Manufacturers’ Showcase. They also highlighted the real-world application of three Manon and eight Topaze followspots for the Springsteen concert at the Honda Center in nearby Anaheim.

“Prior to the show attendees were treated to a behind-the-lighting-scenes tour by production lighting director Todd Ricci and programmer Jason Badger, which was very informative,” says Lindauer. “The lighting rig for the tour is supplied by Morpheus Lights; our Manon and Topaze fixtures are all specially configured for the tour. In addition, four Robert Juliat Lancelot followspots are employed when Springsteen plays stadium dates.”

Robert Juliat’s presence at the Concert Master Classes couldn’t have been more high profile, he notes. “The Manufacturers’ Showcase and the excursion to see Springsteen gave attendees a great idea of how Robert Juliat lighting works in the concert environment,” Lindauer concludes.

About Robert Juliat

Robert Juliat is a three-generation, independent family-run company dedicated to the manufacturing of professional stage lighting products. Robert Juliat lights are used by customers who include Cirque du Soleil, Celine Dion, New York’s Lincoln Center, LA’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Bruce Springsteen, Disney Theme Parks, Carnegie Hall, The San Francisco Opera and Ballet, The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Comedie Francaise, The Sydney Opera House, plus theatres, schools and public venues around the world.

R&D, production and the company headquarters are based in the village of Fresnoy-en-Thelle, 50 km north of Paris. Robert Juliat USA is located in Wallingford, Connecticut. For more information visit www.robertjuliat.com.

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MuxLab Launches New HD-SDI to HDMI Extender Kit

AMSTERDAM, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS EUROPE, Booth # P-122 — MuxLab Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the newest addition to its HD-SDI family; the HD-SDI to HDMI Extender Kit (500715). This new product converts HD-SDI to HDMI and then transmits it up to 330 ft (100m) via Cat5e/6 cable at all resolutions in a point-to-point configuration.

Ideal for various applications such as video production, broadcasting, post-production, and medical imaging displays, the 500715 supports SDI-SMPTE 259M-C (270Mbps), HD-SDI-SMPTE 292M (1.485, 1.485/1.001 Gbps), and HD-SDI-SMPTE 424M/425M (2.97/3.0 Gbps). For extended distances, the unit also supports up to 400 ft (122m) via Cat6 cable.

“This product has so many uses, like HD/SD routing and HD CCTV. The 500715 allows a more cost-efficient HDMI display to be used instead of a more costly HD-SDI monitor in video production applications. Furthermore the product eliminates the need for a separate HD-SDI-to-HDMI converter and HDMI extender thereby minimizing the number of points of failure and providing a total end-to-end solution” said Marc Bohbot, MuxLab’s Director of R&D. “We are extremely excited about the launch of this new product”.

The HD-SDI to HDMI Extender Kit supports transmission of up to 2.97/3.0 Gbps uncompressed, un-encrypted digital video (optionally including embedded Audio and/or Time Code) within television facilities and between professional video equipment.

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

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