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iRidium Academy Teaches Faster, Easier Project Creation & Advanced Control Techniques

iRidium Academy Teaches Integrators Faster, Easier Project Creation and Advanced Control of Automation Systems and AV Equipment

Webinars and self-paced video training options are now available to integrators worldwide

Nizhny Tagil, Russia – April 9, 2013 iRidium mobile Ltd., the dynamic and rapidly evolving Russian-based developer of iRidium, an all-in-one App-based software package that enables the control and automation of AV equipment from a variety of devices, announces today that the iRidium Academy has been launched and is now accepting applicants.

The iRidium Academy is an online training center for integrators to learn about and increase their capabilities with the iRidium mobile software package. It is designed for Residential and/or Commercial installers and integrators who are looking for an unlimited and elegant control solution, and especially those who use Crestron, HDL-BUS or KNX control systems and want to increase their capabilities using additional Audio/Video equipment. Installers and integrators who want an all-in-one control and visualization solution to create custom drivers will also benefit greatly from the Academy offering.

iRidium Academy Now open For Enrollment

Two training options are now available, one being a series of online instructor-led webinars and the other is through self-paced online video coursework. Regardless of the chosen format, the iRidium Academy will teach installers and integrators how to quickly and easily integrate a variety of Automation systems and AV equipment using iRidium.

The iRidium Academy webinars begin this week and are scheduled as follows:

  • April 10 (12:00 GMT): iRidium for Global Cachè and AV & Custom Systems
  • April 12 (12:00 GMT): iRidium for controlling KNX
  • April 17 & 18 (12:00 GMT): iRidium Scripts: Creating drivers for controlling any equipment
  • April 23 (12:00 GMT): iRidium for HDL-BUS Pro

Upon completion of the iRidium Academy trainings, attendees will be able to:

  • Create unique interfaces in the iRidium GUI Editor
  • Create drivers for controlling any equipment
  • Create your own Automation projects
  • Set up connection with any Automation system & AV equipment in your project
  • With a 100% test score, additional bonuses will be awarded

To register for the webinars or for more information, interested parties should visit http://www.iridiummobile.net/academy/main/with-coach/.

Alternatively, video-based courses are available online and can be accessed 24/7/365. These can be found by visiting http://www.iridiummobile.net/academy/main/myself/.

Delivering unrivaled capabilities and elegantly styled customizable graphical user interfaces, iRidium provides integrators the ability to combine the functionality of a wide variety of electronics systems components into a single project. This enables the entire system to be easily operated by control panels, touch panels, tablets, devices and gadgets. Currently, iRidium is compatible with Crestron, KNX, TP4, Lutron, My Home, Global Cache’, HDL, Clipsal, Modbus, Helvar, Domintell and Weinzierl. Other brands will be added as they are collectively tested and approved.

The iRidium software package is flexible yet functional, and easily operated by users with varying degrees of technical knowledge. The application can be downloaded from the App Store, Google Play and via www.iridiummobile.net. Interested parties are encouraged to learn more about iRidium mobile on the web by visiting www.iridiummobile.net, by writing to contact@iridiummobile.ru, and by following @IridiumMobile on Twitter.

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About iRidium mobile

iRidium mobile is a dynamic and rapidly evolving Russian-based IT company that developed iRidium, a software package used to create unique, functional graphic interfaces for controlling any Residential or Commercial Automation System, Audio Video equipment or Media Server from any device or gadget operating on the iOS, Mac, Windows XP/7/8, or Android platform.

Simple and scalable, iRidium enables systems integrators to create graphic interfaces that have been fully adapted to meet the needs of a diverse range of clientele. When fully implemented, the application simplifies the integration of different electronic systems components by combining them into one centralized, customizable project within the iRidium system. Drivers for most Audio Video equipment are easily created using iRidium Scripts, further customizing the desired functionality of every component.

Utilizing the most current and cutting edge programming technologies available, the iRidium team consists of highly skilled programmers, information technologists and executive level management with an extensive background in designing, developing and delivering smart home automation and control solutions.

Available for download from the App Store, Google Play and via www.iridiummobile.net, iRidium is easy to implement, customize and use. The system is flexible yet functional, and easily operated by users with varying degrees of technical knowledge. Interested parties are encouraged to learn more about iRidium mobile on the web by visiting www.iridiummobile.net or by writing to contact@iridiummobile.ru.

iRidium mobile Media Contact:

Katye (McGregor) Bennett | KMB Communications | E.  Katye@kmbcomm.com

O. (406) 446.1283 | C. (425) 328.8640 | W. www.kmbcomm.com | T. @katyemcgregor

The Bose® L1® System Is Sound Designer Richard Devine’s Ambient Prism for Creative Sound Effects for Films, Television And Video Games

Richard Devine’s unique sounds are ubiquitous in sound libraries used for major film projects and video games, and he relies on the L1® system’s fidelity and long projection range to add ambience, turning existing sound effects into creative new ones

Framingham, Massachusetts, April 8, 2013 – Richard Devine initially bought a PA system to play music for his wedding reception, never realizing that the very same PA system would end up becoming a crucial tool in the sonic palette of his sound design business. But finding new ways to make sound great is exactly what the L1® sound system from Bose® Professional Systems Division did for Richard Devine. His Atlanta-based Devine Sound provides sound effects and other services for a wide range of sample and music libraries, including the Hollywood Edge and Sony Creative Software; his effects have appeared in films including The Last Exorcism Part II and Surveillance, and in commercials for clients like Audi, BMW, HBO and McDonald’s. Devine has also remixed top Warp Records artists like Aphex Twin and Mike Patton of Faith No More, done programming for Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, and released four full-length albums of his own. He has a keen understanding of what makes sound unique and is constantly looking for new ways to achieve that – enter the Bose L1 system.

“As part of my regular work, I’ll take sound effects recordings into the field and play them back through speakers in order to re-record them with different kinds of ambiences, such as gunshots or tires screeching in big garage or train station environments,” Devine explains, crediting award-winning sound designer Walter Murch’s “worldizing” concept of reimagining Foley techniques by immersing sound effects in real-life environments to add realistic ambiences.

Devine continues, “For my methods, you can‘t use near-field monitors because you need some distance from the sound source in order for the ambience to develop around the sound. I’ve used other PA speakers before, but they never totally gave me the effect I was looking for – they would distort at the low end or not provide enough projection of the original sound for the ambience to develop around. But after I listened to the music playing through the Bose L1 system we used for my wedding, I realized that this was not your typical PA speaker. I knew that I had found a cool new tool for my sound design work.”

After upgrading his original L1 systems to include a pair of Bose B2 bass modules, Devine finds that a much larger spectrum is available for his sounds, one that lets all of the nuances of the original effect remain as it takes on new ambient aspects. “I’m also using the Bose L1 system to generate sweep tones and capture the impulse responses that let me create new reverbs and other spatial effects,” he says. “And I can do all of this with a system that’s very portable and able to easily set up anywhere, and with fewer cables. I can get right to work. It’s pretty incredible – it started out as a personal thing, a PA for my wedding, but ended up as an important tool for my work every day.”

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Extron Introduces New Eight Input Scaling Presentation Switchers with DTP Extension

Extron IN1608Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the IN1608, an eight input, HDCP-compliant scaling presentation switcher with four HDMI inputs, two universal analog video inputs, and dual HDMI outputs. It also features two Extron DTP 230 twisted pair inputs and a DTP 230 output for extending HDMI, audio, and bidirectional control signals to DTP 230 transmitters and receivers, each over a single CATx cable up to 230 feet (70 meters). The IN1608 provides the convenience of supporting local and remote displays with fast and reliable switching, and a high performance scaling engine that converts all HDMI and analog sources to the optimal resolution. Selectable output resolutions are available up to 1920×1200, including 1080p and 2K. The IN1608 also includes a host of audio switching and processing features. It is available as a standard model with two stereo audio outputs, the IN1608 SA which adds a stereo 4/8 ohm power amplifier, and the IN1608 MA with a mono 70 volt amplifier. Together with flexible control options and many additional features, the IN1608 provides complete AV system integration capabilities.

“The IN1608 combines advanced scaling, multi-input switching, twisted pair signal extension, and audio amplification in one box,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “Integrators can use the built-in DTP extension to streamline system designs in conference rooms, lecture halls, and other environments with local and remote sources and displays.”

The two DTP 230 twisted pair inputs can receive signals from remote DTP 230 transmitters in areas such as a conference table, lectern, or wall for connecting a guest laptop. The DTP 230 twisted pair output can be used to transmit from an IN1608 in a rack to a DTP 230 receiver behind a flat-panel display on a wall, above a ceiling-mounted projector, or any other remote location. To simplify installation, bidirectional RS-232 and IR signals can be inserted from a control system and transmitted over the single CATx cable together with the video and audio, enabling control of a source or display. The IN1608 can also remotely power each of the DTP 230 transmitters and receiver over the same CATx cable, streamlining system design and installation.

In addition to video switching and processing, the IN1608 can serve as the central component for audio system integration. It includes eight-input audio switching, two mic/line inputs, HDMI audio embedding and de-embedding, and several audio processing features for mixing, ducking, tone adjustments, and more. Audio configuration features and options can easily be accessed through the internal Web pages, with an intuitive GUI that provides access to all available adjustments and settings. Two IN1608 models feature integrated power amplifiers. The IN1608 SA delivers stereo power amplification with 50 watts rms per channel into 4 ohms and 25 watts rms per channel into 8 ohms, while the IN1608 MA provides mono 70 volt amplification with 100 watts rms output.

The IN1608 features an advanced scaling engine that can scale HDMI, RGB, component, and standard definition video signals to a common high resolution output. It provides high performance 1080i deinterlacing and Deep Color processing to deliver optimal image quality. To simplify integration of HDMI sources and displays, and to help ensure optimal system performance and dependability, the IN1608 features three Extron-exclusive technologies: EDID Minder®, Key Minder®, and SpeedSwitch™. EDID Minder and Key Minder automatically manage EDID communication and HDCP key negotiation between input and output devices to ensure reliable operation. With SpeedSwitch Technology, the IN1608 delivers virtually instantaneous switching speeds for HDCP-encrypted content.

Thinklogical Leads the Industry with New 4K Solutions

MILFORD, Conn. – Thinklogical LLC, a global manufacturer of secure fiber optic video and KVM routing and extension systems, today announced the introduction of two new Thinklogical SDIXtreme™ solutions to support the extension of SMPTE standard 4K signals.

The new Thinklogical solutions are able to extend 4K signals from four HD-SDI inputs or two 3G inputs over a single multi-mode or single mode fiber, with no compression, latency, artifacts or lost frames. The new products are in addition to Thinklogical’s previously released 4K solutions for single or dual link DVI signals.

The SMPTE 4K Digital Cinema standard references ultra-high definition (UHD) video delivered at a resolution of 4096 × 2160 pixels, twice the horizontal and vertical resolution of the 1080p HDTV format, with four times as many pixels overall.

“Thinklogical is proud to be first to market with these 4K SMPTE/Digital Cinema extension solutions,” said Larry Wachter, Vice President of Research and Development for Thinklogical. “Customers will now have the ability to extend and switch 4K signal streams, without sacrificing the higher resolution, frame rates and color depth provided by the SMPTE 4K standard.”

Christie Digital Systems (http://www.christiedigital.com), a global visual technologies company, is a Thinklogical business partner. “Thinklogical understands that the growth of the 4K format is dependent on having solutions that enable the extension of SMPTE standard 4K signals,” commented Jennifer Smith, vice president, Engineering, Christie Digital Systems. “With the introduction of their new SDIXtreme™ solutions, Thinklogical is well positioned to help drive greater market adoption of 4K-based image processing.”

Thinklogical will feature a demonstration of the company’s 4K solutions at NAB Show 2013 in booth number N2819. Contact Thinklogical at info@thinklogical.com or (203) 647-8700 for more information or to schedule an appointment at the show. Click here to access an interactive map with Thinklogical’s booth location at NAB Show 2013: N2819

About Thinklogical
Thinklogical is the leading manufacturer and provider of fiber optic KVM, video, audio, and peripheral extension and routing solutions. Thinklogical offers the only fiber optic KVM routers in the world that are accredited to The Common Criteria, EAL4 and TEMPEST. Government, entertainment, scientific and industrial customers worldwide rely on Thinklogical’s products and solutions for security, high performance, continuous operation and ease of integration. Thinklogical products are designed and manufactured in the USA. Thinklogical is headquartered in Milford, Conn. and is privately held by Riverside Partners, LLC of Boston, Mass. (http://www.riversidepartners.com). For more information about Thinklogical products and services, please visit www.thinklogical.com. Follow Thinklogical on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/thinklogical.

Media Contacts:

Jeff Touzeau
Public Relations
Hummingbird Media, Inc.
(914) 602-2913
jeff@hummingbirdmedia.com

Robert Ventresca
Thinklogical
(203) 647-8728
bobv@thinklogical.com

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Sound Devices Introduces PIX 240i KIT at the 2013 NAB Show

Convenient Kit Includes All Necessary Equipment for Professional Video Production

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 9, 2013 — Sound Devices, experts in portable audio and video products for field production, unveils its PIX 240i KIT, an all-inclusive kit that provides all the equipment needed to operate the PIX 240i in professional video production applications, at the 2013 NAB Show (Booth C2849).

Sound Devices’ PIX 240i KIT includes a PIX 240i, power supply (XL-WPH3), two batteries (XL-B2), two drives (includes PIX-CADDY with 240 GB SSD drives), sun hood (PIX-HOOD), articulating mount (PIX-ARM), HDMI and SDI interconnection cables, and a rugged carry-case (PIX-HC1). An ideal, all-in-one solution for video production professionals on the go, Sound Devices new PIX 240i KIT comes with all the necessary equipment needed on location or on-set, conveniently housed in a portable carrying case.

With the latest revision of firmware, version 3.01, PIX 240i users now have the ability to record into Apple ProRes 4444, which offers impressive quality with 4:4:4 sources and workflows involving alpha channel transparency. With its 12-bit, 3G-SDI 4:4:4 capability, the PIX 240i can record 330-Mbps Apple ProRes 4444 files that are perceptually indistinguishable from the original source material. Popular cameras with 4:4:4-capable outputs include the ARRI ALEXA, Canon C500 and Sony F3. Additional features available in Sound Devices’ latest v3.01 firmware update include time-code and recording status displays on the SDI and HDMI outputs, up to 500 ms of audio delay to compensate for multi-device picture delay and selectable 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 video output independent from the source material.

Users can connect PIX 240i to cameras with HD-SDI, 3G-SDI or HDMI and record directly to QuickTime using a range of different Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD codecs, including Apple ProRes 4444. Since PIX recorders use ProRes and DNxHD, files recorded in the field can be used directly in post production, making for simpler, faster workflows.

The PIX 240i’s five-inch, high-performance, IPS-based LCD display is an accurate field monitor, providing users with immediate confirmation of framing, exposure, focus, audio metering and setup menu selections. It offers excellent color accuracy and contrast, great off-axis visibility and accurate motion tracking.

The built-in hardware scaler and frame-rate converter allows PIX to output and record material at different resolutions and frame rates than supported by the camera. Conversion between HD and SD, with and without anamorphic conversion, is available.

The audio circuitry of the PIX recorders is based on Sound Devices’ award-winning 7-Series digital audio recorders. The low-noise (-128 dBu EIN), high-headroom, high-bandwidth inputs are mic/line switchable and include limiters, high-pass filters and phantom power.

Sound Devices, LLC designs and manufactures portable audio mixers, digital audio recorders, and digital video recorders and related equipment for feature film, episodic television, documentary, news-gathering, and acoustical test and measurement applications. The fourteen-year old company designs and manufactures from their Reedsburg, Wisconsin headquarters with additional offices in Madison, WI and Highland Park, IL. For more information, visit the Sound Devices website, www.sounddevices.com.

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L-ACOUSTICS Announces KSE Accreditation Program

OXNARD, California — Since the introduction of the K Systems Standard in 2008, L-ACOUSTICS has trained over 2,200 technicians in over 270 training sessions worldwide.

The manufacturer would like to recognize this accumulated field experience in the trade by providing additional accreditation to highly experienced System Technicians (ST) through the L-ACOUSTICS K Systems Engineer (KSE) Accreditation Program. The KSE status represents recognition by the industry and peers that the individual has achieved an advanced level of understanding in implementing L-ACOUSTICS systems.

L-ACOUSTICS Touring Application Engineer David Brooks, who was responsible for developing the KSE Accreditation Program, comments, “We are thrilled to be able to acknowledge the high level of expertise in the field that L-ACOUSTICS System Technicians have accumulated. Our training program reinforces our support for Rental Network agents and technicians in their continued effort to offer the best service to their clients. We look forward to its continued success.” more

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IABM NAB Conference Session Offers Statistics and Strategies Supporting Reinvention of the Industry

GLOUCESTERSHIRE, U.K. — April 9, 2013 — At the organization’s 2013 NAB Show conference session, held April 8 in Las Vegas, the IABM (International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers) released the latest data gathered from the IABM End User Report, Industry Index, and Benchmark Report. This market intelligence on the state of the industry complemented the panel dialogue, in which executives from leading media technology supply companies discussed and debated the reinvention of the broadcast industry.

“Over recent months the growth in overall sales in the market for broadcast and media technology products and services has steadily improved to 4.7 percent per annum,” said IABM Director General Peter White, describing highlights of the new IABM data. “This is the highest annual growth rate since October 2011. However, profits are still falling in real terms and are down 12.7 percent when the latest company records are compared with those for the previous year. Total sales for the sample companies amount to more than $8.7 billion based on 46 sets of qualifying company results.”

“Aggregate operating profit-to-sales is running at 12 percent, although this masks the fact that in overall terms the small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are loss-making and the profit-to-sales ratio is -2 percent. Two-thirds of the companies reporting are showing an operating profit in the past 12-month period,” added White. “Over the past four months, the growth rates of larger companies have continued to rise while those of the smaller companies have fallen sharply. In this Industry Index, large companies are growing at 5.4 percent compared with -5.4 percent (coincidentally) for the SMEs.”

Following White’s presentation of these and other key research findings, John Ive, IABM director of business development and technology, led a panel discussion among senior industry executives Brick Eksten, founder and CEO at Digital Rapids; David Ross, CEO of Ross Video; Louis Hernandez, president and CEO at Avid; and Geir Bryn-Jensen, CEO at Nevion. The four panelists addressed different aspects of the industry, from creative production through to distribution. All acknowledged that in these times of financial and technology volatility, investment decisions depend more than ever on good objective industry information and close relationships with end users. In fact, they repeated a theme heard elsewhere — that the nature of selling is moving toward long-term partnerships with customers.

Commoditization of technology also featured in the discussion. Several panelists felt this shift represents an opportunity rather than a threat; however, they agreed that business models need to change if companies are to benefit.

Moving beyond these topics, all panelists were open about their vision of the industry going forward and how they intended to respond. In short, that response involves breaking down many of the divisive approaches both within and between organizations to realize a more collaborative approach.

Further information about the IABM and its market research activities is available at www.theiabm.org.

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About the IABM:
The IABM, the International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers, is the authoritative voice of the broadcast and media technology supply industry worldwide. Its wide range of services to members encompasses market research and intelligence, expert representation at standards bodies and broadcasting unions, executive networking opportunities, and preferential purchasing. A presence at every major broadcast tradeshow, the IABM also provides a valuable channel for communication among broadcast manufacturers, government, and regulatory bodies. Additional IABM activities include awards programs for innovation and scholarships designed to stimulate the development of the broadcast and electronic media industries on an international basis. For more information, please visit www.theiabm.org.

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NUGEN Audio Previews 16-Channel Loudness Metering Software at 2013 NAB Show

LEEDS, U.K. — April 9, 2013 — NUGEN Audio, creator of intuitive tools for audio professionals, announces a preview of MultiMonitor, its new, standalone software program that enables users to monitor loudness on 16 different channels at once. NUGEN Audio is demonstrating the software at the 2013 NAB Show using Solid State Logic broadcast mixing desks in the Solid State Logic booth, C2617.

“Relying on hardware to monitor multiple audio streams is costly and takes up space because it requires a physical meter to be plugged into the console for each channel,” said Jon Schorah, creative director of NUGEN Audio. “MultiMonitor will give broadcasters a compact, convenient way to measure loudness on every channel on the mixing console, simultaneously, all in one place.”

Available for Mac(R) or Windows(R) operating systems, the MultiMonitor software integrates with audio consoles to measure loudness in a variety of situations, from live TV or radio broadcasts to complex post-production mixes. MultiMonitor is capable of measuring up to 96 audio inputs in mono, stereo, or 5.1 surround sound in a single window.

NUGEN Audio plans to release MultiMonitor in the fourth quarter of 2013. More information about other NUGEN Audio products is available at www.nugenaudio.com.

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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. More information is available at www.nugenaudio.com.

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The Archive eXchange Format (AXF) Achieves a Major Milestone in Standardization

The SMPTE 2034 AXF Working Group has Submitted Its AXF Draft Specification for Final Review and Balloting on Its Way to Standardization

LOUISVILLE, Colo. — April 6, 2013 — Front Porch Digital, the global leader in cloud-based content storage management (CSM) solutions, today announced that the Archive eXchange Format (AXF) open-archiving technology has reached a major milestone on its path to standardization. The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) 2034 AXF Working Group has submitted its final draft of the AXF specification for two-week review, which is the final step before balloting to become an official SMPTE standard.

“This is an especially proud moment for Front Porch Digital as it represents the culmination of years of work and dedication to the invention, development, and deployment of AXF,” said Brian Campanotti, chief technology officer at Front Porch Digital. “As a founding member of the SMPTE AXF Working Group, Front Porch Digital has been a driving force behind AXF since its inception.”

The process has been in the works since the 2011 NAB Show, when Campanotti announced that he and his team at Front Porch Digital had completed the design and development of AXF based on the original SMPTE Working Group concept and agreed to contribute the company’s specification back to SMPTE. This work forms the basis for the specification currently making its way through the standardization process.

AXF supports interoperability among disparate digital content storage systems and ensures the content’s long-term availability no matter how technology or applications evolve. AXF also acts as a content carrier for network-based transfer of valuable file-based content between systems, an especially important capability for cloud-based applications such as Front Porch Digital’s LYNX(SM).

“The submission of the AXF specification for its two-week review comes at a time when other approaches continue to fragment the market, which makes is difficult for content owners to make decisions regarding long-term storage, archive, and preservation,” said Campanotti. “For example, the Linear Tape File System (LTFS), endorsed by a number of manufacturers, is often referred to as a standard although it is nothing more than a set of open-source tools that each has customized for various proprietary applications.”

AXF includes all of the functionality of LTFS, overcomes its well-known limitations — lack of spanning support, capacity constraints, applicability to data-tape only, etc. — and adds key resiliency and preservation characteristics such as encapsulation, provenance metadata, fixity, and more. AXF is a universal, IT-centric format that applies to all current and future storage technologies, including data tape, spinning disk, flash media, optical, and others, and is focused on the protection, transport, and preservation of any type, number, and size of files — not just media files.

“Industry standards are of paramount importance as content owners struggle to ensure protection of their valuable assets now and into the future,” said Campanotti. “With a decade of experience in content storage management, Front Porch Digital was able to bring a lot of depth to the development of this standard. The AXF standard will continue to revolutionize the way content owners store, preserve, transport, and protect their valuable assets, now and in the future, regardless of the storage technologies selected.”

Since the company launched AXF two years ago, Front Porch Digital has amassed nearly 20 customers around the world — including film archives, production houses, and major studios — that rely on AXF to store, protect, and secure petabytes of valuable media assets. The success of AXF in real-world applications will accelerate its implementation by other manufacturers in this and other industries while minimizing risk for content owners adopting it.

More information about the AXF format and Front Porch Digital products is available at openaxf.org and fpdigital.com. More information on the SMPTE AXF specification can be found at smpte.org.

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About Front Porch Digital
Front Porch Digital is the global leader in solutions for migrating, managing, and monetizing media content. Operating on site and in the cloud, the company’s purpose-built software employs the latest technologies to deliver truly flexible and scalable media workflows. Solutions delivered by Front Porch Digital appropriately manage large and complex media files and workflows while ensuring optimal performance and utmost security. More information is available at fpdigital.com.

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Christie Achieves Milestone with Industry’s First 4K Resolution 3-chip DLP Projector Running at 60 Hz

The quality, clarity and brightness of amusement park attractions, video and image-intensive shows, and exhibitions and virtual design applications take a significant leap forward today with the introduction of the new Christie® D4K2560 and Christie D4K3560 projectors. The new D4K models are the first projectors to combine 4K resolution, high frame rates at 60 frames per second (fps) and 3-chip DLP® technology. Both the Christie D4K2560 (25,000 center lumens) and Christie D4K3560 (35,000 center lumens) provide razor-sharp image detail – and video with smoother motion and transitions – for unsurpassed image quality and a more vibrant and appealing visual experience. The new projectors replace the Christie D4K25 and D4K35, respectively, and are perfect for any application requiring 4K, 60 fps, 3-chip DLP® projectors with high brightness.

The New Christie D4K3560 4K Resolution 3-Chip DLP Projector

“Christie is the only manufacturer providing full 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution at 60 Hz and the reliability and image clarity of 3-chip DLP® all in one package. Both projectors are a quantum leap forward in video image processing and a breakthrough in high frame rate and high resolution video projection,” said Mike Garrido, senior product manager, Business Products, Christie.

The Christie D4K2560 and Christie D4K3560 projectors are the first of Christie’s new TruLife™ Electronics platform that offers customers superior image and video quality for the most comfortable and realistic viewing experience. Additionally, the units come equipped with 3G SDI, Display Port, and DVI/Dual Link DVI inputs, so Christie customers can update their existing sites for future projects without the constraints of SDVI inputs.

“Customers such as automotive designers and amusement park operators will love the increased dynamic range and the highest fidelity content with immaculate, deep, and vivid color transitions,” Garrido continued. “Amusement parks, for example, are open all day and well into the evening seven days a week and the combination of 4K, 60 Hz and DLP® reliability can manage the heavy workload with smooth, crystal-clear video content much longer than what has been available.

“With the launch of the Christie D4K2560 and D4K3560, Christie stands above the crowd in its ongoing commitment to providing the ultimate visual experience to its customers. Our new projectors continue to demonstrate our dedication to being the industry leader with incomparable solutions and customer service.”

The Christie D4K2560 and Christie D4K3560 have a three-year parts and labor warranty and ship in June 2013.

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