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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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StrandVision Digital Signage Reduces Monthly Electronic Sign Subscription Cost

Twenty percent reduction offered to monthly automatic payment digital signage customers…

MENOMONIE, Wis. – Jan. 23, 2013 – StrandVision Digital Signage today announced that it has reduced the cost of its digital signage subscriptions by 20% for customers using automatic monthly credit card payments.

Under the automatic plan StrandVision subscribers’ monthly fees are:

Basic Package $42.99
Streaming Media Package $86.99
Gold Package $155.99
Platinum Package $216.99
Duplicate Signage $25.99

All of StrandVision’s subscription package features are outlined at: http://www.strandvision.com/packages.html.

“This new electronic sign pricing plan gives our customers the budgeting convenience of spreading their payments over the course of a year without the headache of having to process invoices and payments for their digital signage network renewal,” said Mike Strand, StrandVision founder and CEO. “Now customers can ‘set it and forget it’ with the assurance that their digital media players will always be running using either a corporate or personal credit card.”

The new discounted digital signage price structure is available to all new and existing automatic payment customers. It is offered under an annual or multiple-year term commitment subscription basis. Automatic payment subscribers will be charged an early termination fee of 35% of the remaining balance of the contract term if they cancel early. Current and new subscribers can visit http://www.strandvision.com/?purchase&e=1 to sign up for automatic payment.

About StrandVision

StrandVision LLC, based in Menomonie, Wis., delivers low-cost, Web-based digital signage software through a patented Software as a Service (SaaS) approach that delivers content to subscribers’ flat screen televisions, as well as computer screens, websites and mobile devices. StrandVision’s service distributes text and graphics pages, video content and national and local weather and news. It is ideal for many large and small business marketing applications, including medical and dental offices (patient education); banks, retailers and industrial distributors (video merchandising); education (student communication, staff and visitor information); employee break rooms (employee communication of events and benefits); nonprofit and religious organizations (member and supporter communication).

StrandVision also offers PC-2-TV.net, a fully digital, high-definition (HD) video extender to connect a computer to a television over long distances for use with digital signage and many other applications. StrandVision Digital Signage services and PC-2-TV.net are available directly from StrandVision and through registered affiliates and system integrators. Additional information about StrandVision Digital Signage is available at StrandVision.com, 715-235-7446 or by email.

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EDITORS – For further information:

Mike Strand
StrandVision
715-235-7446 X100
mjstrand@strandvision.com

Sandy McLaughlin
Soucy Communications Group
781-898-7305
smclaughlin@scg-pr.com

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Clay Paky Sharpys Light TSO’s “The Lost Christmas Eve” Tours

Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures played a major role in concurrent East Coast and West Coast tours for The Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s (TSO) winter production, “The Lost Christmas Eve.” Epic Productions supplied the fixtures for the tours.

TSO’s new staging of its popular rock opera features more lights, more lasers and more pyrotechnics than ever before. “I change the lighting design every single year,” says lighting designer Bryan Hartley. “This year’s design was really special due to a number of things, including the Sharpys. They helped us step up the production a level.”

A total of 184 Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures serviced both tours. On stage two large arches were constructed from 8-foot truss; 36 Sharpys were top hung from the arches and 24 were mounted on smaller arches. Thirty-two Sharpys were placed on the floor. All were grouped in banks of four.

“As a lighting designer I’m into beamy lights. I’m an old-school rock guy – and since the sharpys came out I don’t even use ACLs any more,” Hartley says. “I had 10 Sharpys last year and loved them. So when I designed the new show for 2012 I went with all Sharpys as the primary effects lights. I was looking for another hard-edged fixture.”

Hartley reports that the Sharpys “performed awesome. The way I had them configured they look amazing. They really were a hit.”

The Sharpy fixtures held up well under the demands of two concurrent TSO tours. “There were virtually no reliability problems,” Hartley says. “They were rock solid – and they took a beating; we put them through the ringer and used them to their fullest extent.”

He gives kudos to Clay Paky for “really hitting the nail on the head with these fixtures. They’ve obviously been a huge success for the company. Sharpys are one bad ass fixture: small and compact, bright while using very little power. Sharpys are just perfect.”

A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive North American distributor for Clay Paky.

Francesco Romagnoli, Clay Paky Area Manager for North and Latin America, adds, “Trans-Siberian Orchestra is a very exciting show and we’re proud to have the Sharpys be a part of it. Kudos to Bryan for this very innovative design.”

About Clay Paky
Headquartered in Seriate (Bergamo), Italy, Clay Paky SPA has a history of designing and manufacturing innovative professional show lighting. The company was founded in 1976 by entrepreneur Pasquale Quadri who anticipated the enormous impact the evolution of technology would have on the show and entertainment worlds.

For more information on Clay Paky products, please contact:
Francesco Romagnoli francesco@claypaky.it
Davide Barbetta webmaster@claypaky.it

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Extron Announces New Compact DVI Fiber Optic Extender

Extron DFX 100

Extron DFX 100

Anaheim, California (January 22, 2013) – Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the DFX 100 Fiber Optic Extender, a transmitter and receiver set for long haul transmission of DVI video signals over one fiber optic cable. This extender delivers single link DVI-D signals over multimode fiber optic cable at lengths up to 300 meters (984 feet). Engineered for reliability and exceptional image performance, it uses all digital technology to deliver perfect pixel-for-pixel transmission of video images up to 1920×1200, including HDTV 1080p/60. Its integrator-friendly features and compact size make the DFX 100 ideal for applications that require long distance transmission of high resolution video content with the highest quality.

“The Extron DFX 100 offers system designers a very compact solution for extending DVI signals long distances over a fiber optic cable,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “With the attached ultra-flexible DVI cable and standard LC fiber optic connectivity, it is also easy to integrate.”

The DFX 100 can be used for simple point-to-point applications or in combination with DMS Series Modular Matrix Switchers that include the new DMS Fiber Matrix Boards. DMS Series matrix switchers can be populated with any combination of DMS DVI and DMS Fiber matrix boards to support local and remote devices. To simplify integration, ultra-flexible DVI cables are attached to the transmitter and the receiver to allow direct connection to source and destination devices. Pre-terminated multimode fiber optic cable assemblies from Extron are available in various lengths from one meter (3.3 feet) to 60 meters (197 feet). Both the DFX 100 transmitter and receiver are housed in 1U, one-eighth rack width enclosures for discreet installation.

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

Atlona(R) Now Shipping HDMI(R) Extenders Featuring HDBaseT-Lite(TM) Technology

Extenders Send A/V, IR Control, and Power Over a Single Category Cable

SAN JOSE, Calif.  Jan. 22, 2013  Atlona(R) today announced that the company is now shipping its HDMI(R) extenders featuring HDBaseT-Lite(TM) technology. This extender family sends audio, video, and IR control over a single category cable. The low-cost AT-HDTX (transmitter) and AT-HDRX (receiver) are ideal for moderately-priced home theater installations, extending 1080p up to 230 feet. The AT-HD-IR extender series offers the same solid reliability of HDBaseT-Lite with the addition of IR control functions. Both pairs feature Power over Category Cable (PoCc) to eliminate a power supply for the receiver. more

Turkish Radio and Television Corporation Upgrades Its Izmir Radio Studios With HARMAN’s Studer Vista 9 Console

Erkan Gökceli with the Studer 902 console at Izmir Radio Studios.

ISTANBUL, Turkey – Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) is the national public broadcaster of Turkey, and broadcasts its TV programming around the world, offering more than 14 regional, national and international radio stations including the Voice of Turkey. TRT has relied on HARMAN’s Studer consoles since the 1980s and recently upgraded its Izmir Radio Studios with a Studer Vista 9 digital console.

“I have been working at TRT for more than 25 years in a number of capacities, and all that time we have depended on Studer gear to get the job done,” said Erkan Gökceli, Technical Manager and Designer at Izmir Radio Studios. “We’ve used everything from the old Studer 169 mixer to no less than 15 ReVox B77 reel to reel tape decks. As a broadcast and recording mixer at Izmir Radio Studios I put our previous Studer 902 console through every situation you can imagine but when it was time to upgrade our studios, we decided that we would move to a digital mixer with modern features and flexibility.”

Izmir Radio Studios purchased a Vista 9 console from Turkish Studer distributor SF Dis Ticaret Koll.Sti. The Vista 9 has four bays and 40 faders, with the faders configured as 30 for source inputs, 10 VCA groups plus two masters. The console provides 32 mic inputs, 24 AES inputs, 24 AES outputs, 80 line ins, 64 line outs and 16 general purpose in/outs. In addition, Izmir Radio bought a host of additional HARMAN Professional components including AKG mics and headsets, dbx equalizers, Crown amplifiers, a Lexicon®reverb unit, JBL studio monitors and Soundcraft mixers.

“As someone who works with the equipment year-in and year-out, I insist that the consoles I use are robust and of high quality,” Gökceli noted. “We do a lot of live broadcast at Izmir Radio and TRT and as any live engineer knows there is no room for error in a live production situation. Based on our previous track record, I was confident the Studer Vista 9 would be completely dependable.”

“As expected, so far the operation of the Vista 9 has been flawless,” Gökceli said. “I’m also finding that the newer features of the Vista 9, such as the Vistonics™ touchscreen interface, the FaderGlow faders that can be color-coded by function and the total freedom to lay out input and master channels anywhere across the console’s surface have been incredibly useful. I can configure the Vista 9 any way I want it which gives me far more control flexibility than I’ve ever had and makes mixing a live or taped broadcast easier and more efficient than I could have imagined.”

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,900 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.4 billion for year ended June 30, 2012.

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Video Mount Products Announces Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Product Line

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Jan. 22, 2013 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the A/V, communications, and security industries, is proud to announce that they have teamed with Autodesk to provide Building Information Modeling (BIM) content for many of its most popular products.

“BIM technology and acceptance has grown significantly over the past several years,” says Keith Fulmer, President of Video Mount Products. “The addition of BIM content to the AutoDesk Seek repository is not just another tool in the toolbox, but a viable solution supporting the architectural, engineering, and contracting communities.”

In addition to being hosted on AutoDesk Seek, the content will also be available through InfoComm iQ as well as available for download at the videomount.com website. More than 30 BIM models are currently available for VMP products, including models for flat panel mounts, equipment racks, projector mounts, and non-penetrating roof mounts.

Traditional building design has been largely reliant upon two-dimensional drawings (i.e. plans, elevations, etc.) whereas Building Information Modeling extends this beyond 3D to a virtual “5D” platform by enhancing the three primary spatial dimensions (width, height, and depth) with time as the fourth dimension and cost as the fifth, making the use of BIM a crucial factor for design, implementation, and sustainability with equal importance placed upon manpower and profitability.

“BIM allows all the necessary elements to be integrated into a project during its initial planning stages throughout and flow through to proposed future development, before a hammer or nail are first ever used for in the project,” Fulmer continued. “By utilizing VMP’s BIM via models, videomount.com, all the knowledge necessary in real-time ‘5D’ to make for a successful end-result via the sharing of electronic data between all parties is at the users’ fingertips. This results in more efficient and cost-effective planning and preemptive problem solving in real-time ‘5D’.”

For more information or to access VMP’s BIM models, visit AutoDesk Seek, InfoComm iQ, the Video Mount Products website, www.videomount.com, or call 877-281-2169.

For more information, please visit www.videomount.com or call (410) 643-6390 or toll free 877-281-2169. If you need help choosing the right mount for your application, try the Video Mount Finder at www.chooseamount.com.

About Video Mount Products
Born in 1994, Video Mount Products (VMP) is a leading provider of mounting solutions for the video, audio and security industries. VMP products consistently offer the latest designs in safety and flexibility, all at an outstanding value. VMP’s product offering continues to substantially grow by adding several mounting systems to address the increasing popularity abundance of flat panel technology, both LCD and Plasma, as well as other growing segments across many markets.

VMP has become the mounting systems company of choice for professionals and their customers everywhere. All products have been engineered for and installed with confidence in thousands of residences, businesses, hotels, restaurants, schools, hospitals, houses of worship and security applications throughout the world. VMP prides itself on providing the best products in the industry and by supporting those products with knowledgeable professionals who understand that “support” is the core of the business.

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Outdoor Video Advertising Hits the RoadWith All Points Media’s AdVan Fleet and Hitachi Projectors

CHULA VISTA, California, January 22, 2013 — With over 20 years of outdoor advertising experience, Beaverton, Oregon agency All Points Media has established itself as a leader in the alternative media segment. They know how to deliver a company’s message to where it’s most effective – literally, with their fleet of AdVan mobile advertising vehicles.

AdVan trucks project full-motion video images up to 12 feet wide by six feet high onto the sides of the vehicle. The AdVans are also equipped with surround sound audio systems to deliver theater-quality messages to consumers. The video is viewable even in direct sunlight, thanks to Hitachi’s high-brightness 3LCD projectors.

“We take our AdVan trucks nationwide for everything from huge corporate events and conventions to store openings and campaigns for local businesses where we’ll drive an AdVan around town,” said Alex Brochu, AdVan Operations Manager for All Points Media. “Our AdVans can be seen by as many as 100,000 people each day.”

“We have seven projectors in each truck – mostly CP-X8160s but we also have some Hitachi CP-X807 and CP-X1250 models. We equip the projectors with a 7:1 short throw lens to accommodate the confines of the truck’s interior and use a special mounting system we designed. We can use virtually any input source, including DVD, game systems, live and satellite video feeds, flash drives and more, and show multiple videos on different screens.”

“We chose the Hitachi CP-X8160 primarily because of its high 6,000 lumens brightness, and the image quality is excellent. We’re one of the only companies that can provide daylight-readable, full-motion video. With some other projectors, at certain angles you’ll see nothing but a black screen but with the CP-X8160 projectors you can see bright, clear images from any angle, at any time of day and at any level of sunlight.”

“These projectors eliminated a lot of headaches for us,” Brochu continued. “Because we take the trucks nationwide, the projectors can get bumped around a little in their mountings and we sometimes have to make adjustments. The flexibility of these projectors in dialing in a perfect image is amazing – using Hitachi’s Perfect Fit 2 feature, it’s easy to bring in corners, expand or reduce the size of the images or do whatever we need to get the image exactly right.”

“A lot of the events we do require interactivity and multiple screens; for example, where a number of participants play video games. We used to have to use video splitters to get multiple images at once but with the Hitachi CP-X8160 all I have to do is put a USB drive into one or more of the projectors, use my main video source for the rest of the and I’m off and running in no time.” The CP-X8160 accepts a wide variety of inputs including HDMI, component, S-Video and composite video, computer, USB and even wireless. This versatility really comes in handy in the field.”

“We even did an event for a new SSX snowboarding video game where we’d drive around with the video game playing on the screens and had a snow machine on top blowing snow around. The visual impact provided by the projectors and the AdVan was fantastic, and attracted a lot of attention. The client and especially the gamers loved it.”

For more information about All Points Media visit www.allpointsco.com

For more information on Hitachi visit www.hitachi-america.us/digitalmedia

Follow Hitachi on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hitachi-Projectors/131067323636829

Follow Hitachi on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/HALProjectors

About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi America, Ltd., headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and its subsidiary companies offer a broad range of electronics, power and industrial equipment and services, automotive products and consumer electronics with operations throughout the Americas. For more information, visit www.hitachi-america.us. For information on other Hitachi Group companies in the United States, please visit www.hitachi.us.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totaled 9,665 billion yen ($117.8 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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Acoustics First releases video on Vibration Isolation

Acoustics First has conjured up yet another video demonstration. As the fourth in a series designed to help explain common acoustic principles, this video briefly reveals what is necessary to provide vibration isolation.

VIBRATION ISOLATION DEMONSTRATION: Controlling Mechanical Sound Transmission

As the quandary of vibration isolation can quickly prove to be obtuse and relatively difficult to understand. Common problems like footfall from upstairs neighbors, industrial noise from machinery and HVAC equipment or isolating speakers and scientific devices can require completely different approaches. Most often, an on site assessment should be completed by a qualified engineering professional to determine an appropriate acoustic solution. In many cases the solution will require a modification to the structure and implement more than a single strategy.

This simple vibration demonstration challenges to provide a basic understanding of how acoustical materials may be used to prevent the spread of mechanical noise and vibration through existing structures like walls, floors and ceilings.

In this acoustic demonstration, a surface mounted piezo transducer connected to an analog meter will register levels of sound vibrations transmitted to the table. A vibrating device placed directly on the surface will transmit sound vibrations and resonate loudly throughout the table. These vibrations will register on the analog meter. By inserting isolation materials between the device and the surface, the mechanical sound transmission is reduced and sound no longer registers on the meter.

VIBRATION ISOLATION DEMONSTRATION: Controlling Mechanical Sound Transmission


Acoustics First Corporation supplies acoustical panels and soundproofing materials to control sound and eliminate noise in commercial, residential, government, and institutional applications worldwide. Products include the patented Art Diffusor®, sound absorbers, noise barriers, acoustical fabrics and accessories. Acoustics First® products are sold for O.E.M applications, direct, and through dealers. For more information on acoustical materials and their application, please visit www.AcousticsFirst.com or call Toll Free 1-888-765-2900 (US & Canada).

Broadcast Pix Welcomes Steve Ellis as New CEO

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced it has hired industry veteran Steve Ellis as its president and CEO, effective Feb. 11. He will also be a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Broadcast Pix co-founder and CEO, Ken Swanton, will remain actively involved with the company and on the Board of Directors.

“I’ve experienced what it takes to succeed in this industry – highly innovative products, happy customers, and strong sales and marketing,” said Ellis. “Broadcast Pix invented the professional integrated video production system and has thousands of happy customers all over the world. We will now increase our sales and marketing efforts, as well as build the partnerships necessary to bring this technology to even more video professionals.”

Since 2008 Ellis has served as vice president of Telestream, where he significantly contributed to the company’s rapid growth, as vice president of sales and as vice president of emerging markets. He began his video career in the Air Force, Merrill Lynch and AT&T. In 1988, he became vice president and general manager of Editel Boston, a graphics house for broadcast and commercial film. In 1992, he co-founded SNNY, which sold video production equipment to high-end customers in the Northeast and was the top reseller for Pinnacle Systems. In 1999, he was hired by Pinnacle as its director of sales for the Americas, and was a key member of the team that directed the company’s rapid growth and eventual acquisition by Avid. He then joined Vizrt as vice president of sales for North American operations.

“Broadcast Pix technology moves live production workflows into the future, with the highest level of end-to-end integration,” Ellis added. “We will dramatically extend this technology with some very significant announcements at NAB.”

“Over the past decade, we’ve developed some great technology and built a very loyal and enthusiastic customer base,” said Swanton. “I am delighted to hand the baton to Steve, who is perfect for the next chapter of our growth. I am committed to helping him any way I can.”

About Broadcast Pix The leader in live video production systems, Broadcast Pix was founded in 2002 and has customers in more than 110 countries. Its Video Control Centers™ combine an integrated switcher, clip server, CG, and device control software with patented control panels, unique touch-screens, and exceptional displays that enable operators to create with confidence. That confidence is further enhanced with rock-solid stability, patented technologies to maintain lip sync, and great technical support. Systems range from compact systems controlled by touch-screen or voice automation to sophisticated 2 M/E control panels. Customers include leading broadcast, corporate, education, religious, government, webcast, entertainment and mobile studios. Learn more at www.broadcastpix.com.

Broadcast Pix is a trademarks of Broadcast Pix, Inc. Patented. Made in USA.

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