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Scrabble Entertainment Launches Most Affordable Digital Conversion Leasing Program for Exhibitors in North America

Scrabble Entertainment, an international deployment entity, is excited to announce the immediate roll-out of its affordable lease-to-own digital conversion program. The program to deploy DCI-compliant digital cinema equipment is supported by major Hollywood studios in the form of certain financial contributions pursuant to the terms of each agreement separately reached with each studio. The program does not require any financial pre-qualifications or credit check of any kind. The lease term, with an option to buy the equipment at the end of the lease at no residual value, will be of immense value to all potential exhibitors. Among the Hollywood studios that have signed up so far to separate, non-exclusive agreements are Warner Bros. Pictures, Walt Disney Motion Pictures, Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, and 20th Century Fox. Scrabble is also in advanced negotiations with Sony Pictures Releasing Corporation.

“Scrabble Entertainment has enjoyed exceptional success in helping exhibitors convert to digital cinema in several countries, where we are responsible for 100% conversion of multiplexes covered by our programs,” noted Ranjit Thakur, founder and CEO of Scrabble Entertainment, which also recently expanded into South America. “We recognized the extraordinary financial pressures faced by many thousands of independent exhibitors, drive-in theatres, and art house theatres throughout the United States and Canada, which operate under tight budgets and could not easily afford the move to digital cinema technology. Working with preferred equipment suppliers and technical service providers, and with the financial support to be provided by the Hollywood studios under their respective agreements, we developed this flexible, lease-to-own program specifically tailored to accommodate the conversion of such screens to digital projection.”

Scrabble Entertainment has partnered with Christie Digital Systems, USA Inc, not only to supply equipment to the program, but also to include Christie Managed Services, which will provide remote monitoring and comprehensive maintenance, with round-the-clock support through Christie’s Network Operations Center (NOC), along with preventative servicing and on-site emergency response.

“Local theaters are often important cultural and social hubs in their communities, and it is vital that they continue to provide quality entertainment to moviegoers,” said George Scheckel, Director of Business Development for Entertainment Solutions, Christie. “We are very pleased to be selected by Scrabble Entertainment as a preferred supplier of DCI-compliant digital cinema projectors, as well as a provider of technical support through Christie Managed Services. With more than 80 years of experience working with exhibitors of all sizes, we are ready to ensure a seamless move to digital by providing the highest quality equipment and service expertise, throughout the conversion process and for years to come.”

Scrabble is at CinemaCon 2013, Meeting Services Boardroom, Promenade Level (Across from Capri Room), Caesars Palace® Las Vegas.

About Scrabble Entertainment
Scrabble Entertainment is an international deployment entity and India’s only DCI- compliant digital cinema deployment company with VPF contracts with all six major Hollywood studios. The company has successfully been a catalyst in the conversion of several multiplexes and launched major deployment programs in India, the Middle East, Israel and South America. Working in partnership with content and technology providers, projector manufacturers, and other diverse distributors, Scrabble offers a seamless transition to digital cinema technology, providing the entire range of services that include installation, maintenance and training. Scrabble capitalizes on its extensive industry partnerships across all disciplines to offer exhibitors a lower cost-of-entry, with maximum flexibility in lease programs, as well as enhanced revenue streams and playback of alternative content. For more information, log on to
www.ScrabbleEntertainment.com.

WorldStage Goes Wide for Adobe Summit: The Digital Marketing Conference’s Keynote Room

For important presentations by Adobe, the dominant image software company, image quality may not be the only thing, but it is certainly is one of the most important parts of the experience. This was the case during the Adobe Summit: The Digital Marketing Conference, where WorldStage supported keynote presentations, helping make them a memorable experience for some 5,000 attendees.

Adobe Summit was held at Salt Lake City’s Salt Palace Convention Center, March 5-8 to provide insight and vision into the new technologies that are reshaping the digital marketing landscape. The event also showcased the new release of CQ 5.6 and the Adobe Experience Manager platform.

The Kenwood Group hired WorldStage, the new brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications, Inc., to provide Adobe with a full complement of audio and video services for the Keynote Room. There, four “acts,” each 90-120 minutes long, played out with attention-grabbing visuals on mammoth screens supporting a roster of speakers and a number of different product demos.

The Keynote Room featured two overlapping, curved main screens with a nine-foot offset to allow presenter egress to the stage, while maintaining a continuous image across 234 feet of screen area. The curved screen at house left measured 124 feet wide and the curved screen at house right 110 feet with the total video area comprising 4,500 square feet and 14,515, 200 pixels.

“The projection combined with the content made for an extremely impressive sight,” says WorldStage account executive & VP of Prod. Services Richard Bevan. “Since the screens were so wide, the speaker support content was 3840×1080 and was pip’d on each of the wide screens. We used Pandora’s Box media servers for playback and had seven streams of HD content going to the wide screens via two Vista System Spyder X20s in expanded mode. Pandora’s Box supplied full screen playback and the backgrounds and animations for content appearing in windows within the screens and the IMAG windows as well.”

Sources included Mac towers for widescreen graphics and Apple iPads, Apple iPhones, Mac towers and robotic cameras, which created user-interactive experiences.

In addition to the main screens, three 16×9 delay screens were positioned in the audience. Cabling to the projectors, including six projectors dedicated to the delay screens, totaled 5.1 miles. WorldStage installed all of the projectors and cabling in 16 hours, which included unloading time, to be ready for the first tech run-through at midday on the second day of load in.

WorldStage also furnished the event’s audio equipment providing nine clusters of JBL VERTEC and VRX line array clusters for the Keynote Room with an audience of 6,000.

“Our WorldStage crew has worked together so long that even when things were super-intense we just nodded to each other and knew what needed to be done,” says projectionist Terry Nakamura. “The show was so complex and the time to install it was basically only one day, but our team remained very mellow.

“WorldStage and The Kenwood Group worked so closely together that we acted as one big company to pull off a difficult assignment,” he adds.

At The Kenwood Group Web Burrell was the senior producer, Daniel Pinkham the senior creative director and Wayne Leonard the executive producer.

At WorldStage Jack Dussault was the project manager, Neal Gass the EIC, Jason Spencer the Spyder operator, Terry Nakamura and Bryan Dominick the projectionists, Geof Gibson the A2 and Alex Bright the Pandora programmer. Freelancer Stan Dickerson served as A1.

For more information on this project, please visit:
Video: http://www.worldstage.com/adobe-digital-marketing-summit-video/
Images: http://www.worldstage.com/2013-adobe-digital-marketing-summit/
Press Release: http://www.worldstage.com/corporate-staging-adobe-summit/

WorldStage Inc., the company created by the merger of Scharff Weisberg Inc and Video Applications Inc, continues a thirty-year legacy of providing clients the widest variety of entertainment technology coupled with conscientious and imaginative engineering services. WorldStage provides audio, video and lighting equipment and services to the event, theatrical, broadcast and brand experience markets nationally and internationally.

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Recent International Events Highlight the Importance of Carrying the Right Insurance Coverage For Anyone Touring Outside The United States

The accidental death of a fan at an American heavy metal band’s concert in Prague, The Czech Republic, and the collapse of scaffolding in high winds outside another American band’s concert in Cape Town, South Africa are two recent incidents that underscore the critical importance for all touring artists to include international coverage as part of their insurance portfolio, according to Scott Carroll, Executive Vice President & Program Director of Take1 Entertainment Insurance.

“Every artist who steps outside the United States to perform anywhere in the world should make sure they carry international insurance protection,” Carroll said today. “The coverage territory of a traditional U.S. based policy does not typically extend beyond the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. That means that if something happens to an insured outside of these areas, they are totally exposed to all claims without any insurance protection.”

According to Carroll, the inclusion of international protection coverage is an important first step in a larger, more complex insurance program. “Carrying international insurance coverage, while important, is not perfect because it does not respond to all situations one might face in every country. What it is, however, is a statement by the U.S. based insurance company that provides the coverage that, in certain situations, they are there to help. Stated differently, without the coverage you are completely exposed and subject to the laws and rules of that country, and that can be very confusing, frightening, and quite daunting.

“There is a difference between locally admitted coverage, which is usually only available to those with business entities in the country where the work is being performed, and an international policy that extends certain coverage parts (often, general liability; foreign voluntary work comp and auto) of a U.S. based insurance program, to activities outside of the U.S. Without either, an entity is completely exposed. The two most recent international concert accidents bring to the fore what insurance protection do I have when I leave the country? The bottom line is that every touring act, promoter, producer and possibly even production managers, should carry international coverage protection that allows for coverage protection against a broad range of claim areas. You can’t be too penny wise and pound foolish when it comes to insurance protection in the global 21st Century entertainment industry.”

One practical application of most international insurance policies is the inclusion of Travel Assistance services. These services, typically an 800 phone number that is monitored 24/7, provides a traveler with a number to call when situations develop when traveling away from home. These services can, and do, help with everything from replacement passport services to refilling prescriptions. It provides an element of “just in case” help and support to an insured that purchases an international policy

About U.S. Risk Insurance Group
U. S. Risk Insurance Group, Inc. is a specialty lines underwriting manager and wholesale broker headquartered in Dallas. Operating 12 domestic and international branches, it offers a broad range of products and services through its affiliate companies, which include U.S. Risk Underwriters, U.S. Risk Brokers, Lighthouse Underwriters, LLC, Professional Claims Managers, Omnisure Consulting Group, Oxford Insurance Brokers, Ltd. (London), Goss Reinsurance Brokers, LLC, and NovaPro Risk Solutions, LP. Its entertainment division, Take1, has served as the official endorsed insurance provider for the last 15 years INFOCOMM, the leading association of A/V communications industry professionals.

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Circle Technology Appoints Stampede a North American Distributor Of Its Groundbreaking Presentation Solution

Circle Technology, the pioneering Vancouver, Washington-based company formed by InFocus Systems founder Steve Hix, today announced the appointment of Stampede Presentation Products Inc. to serve as a North American distributor of its groundbreaking new portable, wireless, Internet-free presentation system solution.

Available for delivery from Stampede beginning next month, the Circle Technology presentation system is intended to revolutionize the way small groups present and share information. “Having spent the last 20 years of my life perfecting large-scale presentations, I decided to shift my focus to small groups and the result is the Circle Technology portable presentation system,” Circle Technology President Steve Hix said today. “It is the first portable, wireless, paperless presentation system that allows presenters to put content into everyone’s hands without the Internet, anywhere at any time.”

Comprised of high-quality resolution Circle Displays and Circle Wizard Software, the system allows users to screen share anything from a computer to multiple Circle Displays with no paper, no binding, and no networks.

“Stampede has the experience, the dealer network, and the passion we are looking for to establish the Circle Technology system as the new reference standard for small-group presentations,” Hix emphasized. “We are very excited to have Stampede on board as a strategically important part of our North American sales program.”

According to Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly, “Circle Technology’s presentation solution is an absolute game-changer that represents the future of small-group wireless presentations. The Circle Technology platform makes it possible for end-users to present anywhere they go, without the need for additional hardware, creating limitless opportunities for users looking to share content in any imaginable setting. Our commercial and consumer customers are going to immediately understand and respond to the benefits this remarkable presentation system delivers.”

Circle Technology’s portable presentation system offers an on-the-go solution that allows a presenter to screen share any presentation or content, via the Circle Wizard Software, from their PC directly to the Circle Displays in the hands of their audience. The crystal clear 1280×800 HD resolution Circle Displays allow presentations to be put directly into the hands of the audience, without bulky, printed presentations or the seemingly endless distractions that could be found on their own devices. The Circle Wizard Software is compatible with Windows® 7 and 8, making it possible for the software to be downloaded to any PC that uses Microsoft OS.

What’s more, the Circle Wizard Software makes it possible to present without any connection to the Internet, thus eliminating any worries about faulty connections. The software also allows for up to 10 Circle Displays to be connected at once, giving presenters the opportunity to put their presentation into the hands of multiple people at the same time. The software works on a self-contained, encrypted WPA2 password protected network, powered by the standard wireless capabilities embedded in today’s PC’s, allowing for a secure and private connection between the presenter’s PC and the audience’s Circle Displays. The network can be adjusted on the go without the hassle of having to generate and distribute new passwords and user names, making the task as easy as possible for the presenter. Real-time sharing and collaboration is an integral element of all presentations, and the Circle Wizard Software allows the presenter to control the flow of their presentation.

Circle Technology presentation system packages, all backed by a one-year warranty, will be available from Stampede in the following configurations:

Single Pack: This pack features the Circle Wizard Software, 1 Custom Circle Display and Circle Display Stand, and the Circle Protective Sleeve. The Single Pack is available for $999.

Circle Wizard Package A: This package offers the user the Circle Wizard Software, 2 Custom Circle Displays and Circle Display Stands, a Slim Circle Carrying Case, and a Circle Protective Sleeve, all for a price of $1,799.

Circle Wizard Package D: This deluxe package features the Circle Wizard Software, 4 Custom Circle Displays and Circle Display Stands, and a Carrying Case with a charging system, allowing the user to keep their displays charged at all times. This package is available for $2,999. (Pictured)

About Circle Technology
Circle Technology is a pioneering Vancouver, Washington-based company with a family of presentation system solutions. Our products allow you to present without the Internet, anywhere at any time. We bring a complete system to the presentation, providing the highest quality screen resolution from our Circle Displays. Our Circle Wizard Software allows you to screen share anything from your computer to the Circle Displays, giving you the opportunity to present anything that is viewable from your desktop. With Circle Technology, you can rely on our single solution, instead of a multitude of technologies having to somehow work together, just a simple click and you begin. For more information about Circle Technology, log onto www.TheCircleTech.com.

About Stampede
Known for its value-added distribution, Amherst, New York-based Stampede is the leading distributor of presentation equipment including LCD/DLP projectors and flat panel displays. Stampede provides a complete range of brand name presentation equipment to a variety of audio/video, computer, and home theater resellers and integrators in the United States, Canada and Latin America. These resellers rely on Stampede for value-added services in distribution, marketing and solution- based sales. Stampede annually produces the “Big Book of AV,” a 1000-page catalog and companion website (www.BigBookofAV.com) providing hundreds of sales, installation and spec tips for Stampede’s dealers in addition to product details on more than 5,000 SKUs. For more information on Stampede, log onto www.stampedeglobal.com.

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Gary Allan
Tour Stop: Yamaha and NEXO All the Way

LANCASTER, Penn.—The place was the American Music Venue in Lancaster, PA. on a late day in March. Country artist Gary Allan
performed in support of his latest CD “Set You Free”. Bauder Audio (Horsham, PA) provided a NEXO GEO S12 line array for the date with support from Tom Hogle, Bauder systems engineer and Sean Gary, A2 for Gary Allan. 24 NEXO GEO S12s over eight RS18 Ray Subs were all powered and processed with NXAMP4X4 amplifiers.

“Besides the fact that the GEO S12 sounds great, it is easy to set up which makes for a quick load in,” states Hogle. “NEXO continues to manufacturer studio monitors for large venues!” remarked Chris “Sully” Sullivan after mixing front of house for the show.

Tucked behind the NEXO arrays, Jason Spence specified a Yamaha PM5000 console for the entire Gary Allan tour, provided by Sound Image of Nashville. “We had options and, in fact, listened to other consoles, notes Spence. However, after listening to the 5K, Gary and the band chose to go analog. The production requirements did not necessitate a digital mixer so we went with the PM5000.”

For more information on the NEXO GEO S12 and Yamaha consoles, visit www.yamahaca.com.

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PHOTO ID: Left: Bauder’s Tom Hogle Right: Sully

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.

134th AES Convention Preliminary Events Calendar Link Is Live

Roam Online For Comprehensive Events Details On May 4-7 Convention In Rome

ROME: The Preliminary Events Calendar for the 134th AES Convention, is live on the AES website. Packed with descriptive abstracts of Papers, Workshops, Tutorials and Special Events, the Preliminary Events Calendar offers a comprehensive overview of the first AES Convention to be held in the Eternal City.

134th AES Convention Chairman Umberto Zanghieri emphasizes, “While the Calendar covers virtually every presentation and event we have developed for the entire four day Convention, attendees should continue to refer to it on a regular basis as times and locations are still subject to change.”

The 134th AES Convention will be held May 4 -7, 2013 at Rome’s Fontana di Trevi Conference Centre. The event represents a unique opportunity for audio industry professionals to exchange ideas and information and to network with peers from around the globe in one of the world’s most historic cities.

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* Deadline for Advance Registration is April 19, 2013 click on https://secure.aes.org/events/134/visitors.cfmt to register
* Non-members who wish to join the AES may visit: http://www.aes.org/join/
* To attend the AES the technical program visit: https://secure.aes.org/events/134/visitors.cfm

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The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers. The AES counts over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. For additional information visit http://www.aes.org

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Theater At Madison Square Garden Ushers In A New Sonic Era With HARMAN’s JBL VTX Line Arrays

NORTHRIDGE, California – If you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere—and HARMAN’s JBL VTX line arrays have made it in New York in a big way, with Clair Brothers Audio Systems installing a comprehensive VTX system, powered by Crown Audio I-Tech HD amplifiers, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

“The Theater at Madison Square Garden is a world-class venue and nothing less than a world-class sound reinforcement system would be appropriate,” said Jim Devenney, Senior Engineer for Clair Brothers Audio Systems. “Tom Arrigoni, Russell Lynn and Tim Parsaca, from the Garden’s production staff, provided critical design and logistical support, helping to make this install successful.”

The main loudspeaker system consists of left and right flown clusters of nine JBL VTX V25 fullsize line array elements each, along with two hangs of four S28 subwoofers each. The centerfill cluster includes six VERTEC® VT4887A compact line array elements. The main left and right clusters are located just offstage of the proscenium opening and the subwoofer hangs are offstage of the main arrays.

To cover the back third of the venue’s seating, Clair Brothers deployed two delay rings—the first ring has 16 bi-amped JBL AM7212/66 loudspeakers and the second delay ring includes 14 AC28/95 loudspeakers. In addition, eight JBL AM5212 loudspeakers cover the side box seats.

“The V25 line arrays proved to be the perfect choice for this application, since they deliver higher sound output and wider coverage for their size than any other line array I know,” Devenney said. “We were able to fit in nine per side, which, in combination with the VT4887A center fill speakers, were more than enough to do the job.”

“We wanted to ensure even coverage throughout the back of the theater, which is why we went with the additional JBL AM7212/66, AC28/95 and AM5212 speakers,” Devenney added. “The combination of the main VTX and VERTEC and the delay speakers enables an optimum sonic balance throughout the venue.”

All system amplification and speaker processing is handled by 24 Crown IT 4x3500HD 4-channel amplifiers. Two BSS Soundweb London BLU-160 signal processors with digital audio bus and additional input and output cards are placed inline before the amplifiers for system routing and to interface with the fire alarm muting system.

“The before and after difference in sound quality is phenomenal,” Devenney concluded. “We knew the VTX and VERTEC line arrays would provide better clarity, output and coverage over the previous system, but the level of improvement really needs to be heard to be appreciated.”

For more information on Clair Brothers, please visit www.clairsystems.com

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 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.4 billion for the twelve months ending June 30, 2012.

HARMAN’s JBL Professional Introduces 3252N 2-Way Screen Channel Cinema Loudspeaker System At CinemaCon 2013

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – At CinemaCon 2013, HARMAN’s JBL Professional today announced the introduction of its 3252N 2-way screen channel cinema loudspeaker system, a cost-effective solution for movie soundtrack reproduction in small- to mid-sized auditoriums. The loudspeaker is available as a fully passive system.

“The 3252N is a space-saving, easy-to-install loudspeaker that delivers smooth, accurate reproduction of movie soundtracks with wide dynamic range and maximum output over a wide coverage area,” noted Chuck Goodsell, Senior Manager, Cinema, JBL Professional. “The 3252N is a great solution for cinemas and auditoriums where space and budgets may be limited but where top-quality multichannel theater sound is required.”

The 3252N measures 43-1/3 inches (1100 mm) high by 25-1/5 inches (640 mm) wide by just 17-3/4 inches (450 mm) deep and its speaker cable connections are made from the side, a configuration that facilitates easy placement behind a screen. The loudspeaker ships as a complete unit—no further assembly is required.

The 3252N employs a 2414H-C Teonex®-diaphragm high-frequency compression driver that operates into a molded Optimized Aperture Waveguide. Two 15-inch woofers with 2.5-inch aluminum ribbon wire voice coils provide powerful, detailed low-frequency response. The 3252N has a high 103 dB sensitivity and can be driven to up to 124 dB maximum rated SPL. A newly designed passive crossover network provides a seamless transition between the drivers for clear, articulate dialog and high-fidelity music reproduction. The speaker’s built-in protection circuit ensures that all components operate within their optimal power handling range.

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 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.4 billion for the twelve months ending June 30, 2012.

BHV Broadcast Exhibits Award-Winning Battery Replacement System and Format Convertors at NAB 2013

Las Vegas, NV – BHV Broadcast, manufacturer of compact, cost-effective equipment for live and post-production, is exhibiting its award-winning Video Ghost phantom power system, the Proteus rate converter and the Syntax Essence, a low-cost version of its award-winning up-converter at NAB 2013 in Booth N 921.

Video Ghost
Through the medium of modern technology, BHV Broadcast brings you Video Ghost! Developed as a low-cost, reliable replacement for batteries, Video Ghost brings phantom power to the digital video world! The unit – recipient of TV Technology’s Mario Award, Broadcast Engineering’s Pick Hit AND IBC’s What Caught my Eye – now provides a hefty 65 watts of power at 12V for camera head-ends and remote monitors using the existing serial digital video coaxial cable. Equally at home with SD or HD signals, it can also be used to power composite to SDI converters at the camera, avoiding the signal degradation suffered by composite video over long distances.

Video Ghost is being shown for the first time in the USA using the V-lock universal mounting system and sporting a new, sleek design.

Syntax and Syntax Essence Up/Cross/Down-Converters
BHV Broadcast is also introducing the US market to Syntax Essence, an economical version of its popular and award-winning Syntax SDI up/cross/down converter. Based on advanced Super-Resolution Bandlet Technology like the original, Syntax Essence offers the same essential features and processing power while helping operators maintain their quality standards within the confines of limited budgets. Syntax and Syntax Essence bring the performance advantages of motion-compensated processing without the associated disadvantages of high cost and occasionally severe artefacts. The full Syntax model also features analogue video inputs and ARC facilities.

Proteus Multi-Format/Multi-Purpose Converter
The award-winning Proteus motion-adaptive rate converter will be shown in its rack-mount version. The fully-featured broadcast specification converter features 10-bit SDI, analogue video and digital/analogue audio. It employs an advanced rate conversion algorithm, comprehensive audio facilities and Aspect Ratio Conversion. Proteus also offers full format conversion, frame synchronizing, timebase correction, and full video and audio level control. Proteus addresses lip-sync errors with variable audio delay (up to 10 seconds) featuring both tracking and block delay, and also offers audio group switching.

BHV’s award-winning products are being demonstrated in Booth N 921. Click on harriet@desertmooncomm.com to schedule a visit!

About BHV Broadcast
BHV Broadcast is the manufacturer of award-winning compact and cost-effective equipment for production and post-production including a full range of rack-mount and portable digital switchers to accommodate any application where space is at a premium. The company also manufactures rate and format converters and video power systems. For further information: www.bhvbroadcast.com

BHV Broadcast contact: Martin Cook
+44 (0) 1962 777733 • sales@BHVBroadcast.com

Press contact: Harriet Diener / Desert Moon Communications
1-845-512-8283 • harriet@desertmooncomm.com

HARMAN’s JBL Professional Introduces 4181 Cinema Subwoofer System

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – At CinemaCon 2013, HARMAN’s JBL Professional is introducing the 4181 Cinema Subwoofer System, a cost-effective movie soundtrack reproduction loudspeaker for basic cinema applications. The 4181 is a high-quality subwoofer system featuring an advanced technology 460-millimeter (18-inch), low-frequency transducer mounted in a direct radiator, bass-reflex enclosure for smooth response to the lowest audible frequencies.

“JBL has recognized a need for cost-effective, low-frequency augmentation of digital soundtracks in motion picture theaters and for general sound reinforcement applications,” said Chuck Goodsell, Senior Manager, Cinema, JBL Professional. “The 4181 addresses this need at a very affordable price point.”

The driver unit utilizes a vented cooling loop, which pumps air through the magnetic gap
and directly over and around the voice coil, providing immediate heat transfer. Through the use of computer-aided magnet optimization and analysis techniques, JBL engineers were able to optimize magnet weight, flux density and field saturation, resulting in a significant reduction in harmonic distortion.

The 75-millimeter (3-inch) voice coil, using dual coils in parallel and with holes in bobbin, offers greater thermal stability with increased power handling. All elements of the optimized parts of the driver ensure smooth low frequency response, lower power compression and enable the system to carry a 500 watts continuous pink noise rating.

The enclosure is constructed of dense stock and is extensively braced on all panels. It is tuned to 30Hz with three large ports to minimize port compression and to reduce distortion due to turbulent airflow.

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 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.4 billion for the twelve months ending June 30, 2012.

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