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NUGEN Audio Releases New Version of Loudness Management Batch Tool

Upgraded Tool Enables Automatic Handling of Multiple Channel Configurations Within a Single MXF

LEEDS, U.K. — April 4, 2013 — NUGEN Audio, creator of intuitive tools for audio professionals, announces Loudness Management Batch (LMB) version 1.5, an upgrade to its LMB processor for powerful, network-based, automated loudness processing of large numbers of audio and video files with no user intervention. The new version, which will make its debut at the 2013 NAB Show, will allow users to set LMB to demux the audio from MXF files, and handle various configurations of stereo and 5.1 for up to eight channels in one file.

“Audio engineers the world over are busier than ever now that they must answer to mandatory loudness standards. LMB gives busy post-production operations a way to automate part of their loudness processing by acting as a rapid fail-safe system and internal QC,” said Jon Schorah, creative director of NUGEN Audio. “The latest version introduces a new level of MXF automation, saving even more time in a busy post-production environment.”

The new update also includes support for native AIFF and compressed WAV files.

Based on NUGEN Audio’s loudness monitoring and correction engine, and serving as a complementary tool to NUGEN Audio’s VisLM and LM-Correct plug-ins, LMB operates faster than real time on batches of files, saving time and preventing human error. For streamlined video processing, LMB can automatically demux video to analyze the audio content without changing the original file. LMB’s Watched Folders automate file processing, and optional command-line operation allows for full integration into existing asset management systems and procedures.

Other LMB features include individual file handling for the simultaneous consideration of de-interleaved files in stereo and 5.1 configurations with user-definable file suffix identification. LMB also has a pass tolerance window for file analysis and correction, allowing existing audio within tolerance to pass without correction, and ultimately enabling more sophisticated workflow automation. LMB’s summary and detailed logs have a user-definable log frequency that specifies the time interval between selected parameter log entries, and optional corrected file suffixes can be added to output files to assist with file identification in unified I/O folder setups. LMB can also ignore test/alignment tones during analysis and processing.

A highly versatile tool for mixing, mastering, post-production, film, and broadcast, LMB is typically used as part of a content management workflow, as a stage of QC to check compliance of incoming content from third parties, or as a routine way of double-checking content when editors are using other loudness tools in the studio. LMB can also be configured to establish loudness parity of batches of files prior to mixing and editing.

LMB is fully compliant with the latest loudness standards including CALM Act (ATSC A/85) ITU-R BS.1770, EBU R128, and many other regional localizations, offering a complete professional solution for loudness and true peak compliance. LMB checks and corrects for integrated program loudness, short-term loudness, and even loudness range (LRA) targeting, which is highly effective when optimizing material with a wide loudness range — such as movie soundtracks, some sports, and live music — for consumer systems. LMB also takes care of true peak levels using a built-in back-stop limiter.

LMB will be on display and available at the 2013 NAB Show in booth SU8918. LMB works with OS X(R) and Windows(R) operating systems. More information about LMB and 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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Matrox DSX Developer Toolkit Now to Include Full Dolby E Support From Minnetonka Audio Software

MINNETONKA, Minn. — April 4, 2013 — Minnetonka Audio Software, Inc. (MASI) today announced that Matrox(R) Video will include Minnetonka Audio’s SurCode for Dolby(R) E encoder/decoder software development kit (SDK) with the Matrox DSX family of cutting-edge HD and SD digital video hardware and software development tools. The Matrox DSX brand offers hardware tools and an SDK for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of gear for broadcast, medical, and industrial applications. Matrox OEM customers will work directly with Minnetonka Audio to create certified Dolby E solutions using SurCode for Dolby E. The SurCode for Dolby E SDK is one member of Minnetonka Audio’s extensive collection of tools and technologies for OEMs.

“Matrox DSX Developer Products are renowned among broadcast equipment manufacturers for high-performance I/O hardware, a comprehensive SDK, and outstanding applications-engineering support,” said Alberto Cieri, senior director of sales and marketing at Matrox Video. “Our collaboration with Minnetonka on its SurCode for Dolby E codec will allow our OEM customers to add even greater functionality to their broadcast video server and graphics systems.”

Minnetonka Audio serves the industry with ready-to-use, licensed, and certified professional software solutions, improving time-to-market and adding the value of its technology within an affordable purchase plan. As the world’s most comprehensive collection of professional audio codecs, Minnetonka Audio’s SurCode family for Dolby technologies includes Dolby Pro Logic(R) II, Dolby Digital, Dolby E, and Dolby Digital Plus.

“By collaborating with Matrox, we’re providing a framework that allows Matrox customers to make direct use of the SurCode for Dolby E SDK within the Matrox DSX SDK,” said Jayson Tomlin, vice president of business operations at Minnetonka Audio. “Matrox customers will save valuable integration time and be able to bring products to market much faster than by starting from scratch.”

Dolby E support will be available to developers in the 9.4 release of the Matrox DSX SDK, which is scheduled for July 2013.

More information about Minnetonka Audio products is available at www.minnetonkaaudio.com.

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About Matrox(R) Video
Matrox(R) Video is a technology and market leader in the field of HD and SD digital video hardware and software for accelerated H.264 encoding, real-time editing, audio/video input/output, streaming, A/V signal conversion, capture/playout servers, channel-in-a box systems, and CGs. Matrox’s Emmy(R) Award-winning technology powers a full range of multiscreen content creation and delivery platforms used by broadcasters, telcos, cable operators, postproduction facilities, videographers, and A/V professionals worldwide. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal. For more information, visit www.matrox.com/video.

About Minnetonka Audio Software
An award-winning solutions provider for motion picture, video, broadcast, game, and optical disc production, Minnetonka Audio Software creates essential technology for the world’s top media professionals. Its revolutionary AudioTools Server is the file-based software alternative to hardware program optimizers, bringing expert audio automation to existing media production infrastructures. The AudioTools Server, SurCode, and discWelder product lines support the full array of audio codecs, file types, and standards for CD, DVD, Blu-ray(TM), broadcast, and digital television. The company is the leading provider of professional OEM audio solutions as well as file-based QC and loudness control. Spanning more than two decades of operation, the Minnetonka, Minnesota-based company has a subsidiary in Germany and an international network of distributors and channel partners who share its commitment to quality and service. More information is available at www.minnetonkaaudio.com.

The Minnetonka Audio Software logo is a trademark of Minnetonka Audio Software, Inc. All other company and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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Bexel Collaborates with Canon for a Live 4K Broadcast Demonstration at NAB 2013

Bexel NAB 2013 Booth # C6932

Bexel’s Hercules Flypack Will Simulate New Live Broadcast Capabilities for Sporting Events

(BURBANK, CA) Bexel’s Hercules HD Flypack will play a pivotal role in the simulation of a live broadcast truck located at Canon U.S.A.‘s, a leader in digital imaging solutions, booth (C4325, C3628) during NAB 2013. Bexel collaborated with Canon on the system, which utilizes Canon’s 4K monitors, currently under development, along with an Evertz Dreamcatcher unit. This simulation demonstrates Bexel’s capabilities for bringing the high-demand environment of live broadcasts to any location.

Bexel’s Hercules HD Flypack is a scalable and customizable solution, bringing first-class production facilities to remote and space-constrained venues around the world. Powering some of the most important televised live events – including the Olympic Games, Super Bowl, X Games, World Cup, and U.S. Open – the Flypack is designed by Bexel with their unsurpassed ingenuity and expertise. Configured with every component of high-end production control rooms, Hercules boasts state-of-the-art HD technology with complete adaptability, including custom-designed modular racks to handle a variety of complex production requirements.

“Canon’s innovative approach and products are perfectly meshed with Bexel’s dedication to high-end solutions, combined with our extensive experience in live sports broadcasting,” says Tom Dickinson, CTO of Bexel. “Hercules has defined the best-in-class solution for HD location production. As Canon puts their incredible imaging technologies into play at 4K for sports, we are looking forward to our ongoing collaboration on this exciting initiative.”

About Bexel
Bexel is the pre-eminent worldwide provider of broadcast services including video and audio equipment rentals, fiber services, new audio sales, used equipment sales, and repairs/maintenance. Bexel provides brilliantly designed and flawlessly executed systems and solutions to all customers – including producers of the biggest and most important televised events in the world. For more information, visit http://www.bexel.com, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

About the Vitec Group:
Capture the moment(tm)

For over 100 years, through every innovation in photography, film and digital image-making, Vitec businesses have developed a powerful portfolio of brand and products that have enabled some of the most amazing moments to be captured under some of the most challenging conditions. Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast photographic and military aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Vitec is based on strong, well-known premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organized in three divisions: Videocom, Imaging and Services. Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG. Imaging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events. Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fiber optic and wireless technology used by TV production and film crews. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

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Haivision Video Cloud Goes Live; Simplifies Online Video with End-to-End Publishing and Management Solution

Haivision today announced the launch of the Haivision Video Cloud™, simplifying the complexity of live and on-demand video workflows by providing an end-to-end media platform. Haivision’s online video platform provides a complete solution for companies to engage their audiences with dynamic media content, regardless of network or device.

With a surge in appetite for video consumption, companies continue to invest in video to communicate their messages to employees, partners and customers for activities like corporate training, product launches and live events. However, video management and delivery has become increasingly challenging due to the diversity of solutions, mobile devices, platforms and video formats. As a result, companies are often required to piece together multiple solutions and vendors to get what they need.

The Haivision Video Cloud simplifies the complexity associated with the management and publishing of video by integrating on-premise source encoding, file-based and live transcoding, media management, microsite builder, automated publishing and feed management, and viewer-based real-time analytics. With the Haivision Video Cloud, organizations can implement an end-to-end system they can rely on to deliver both live and on-demand media experiences to any connected device.

The Haivision Video Cloud features integration with one of the most robust and reliable content delivery networks (CDN) in the world – Akamai – ensuring that the storage and delivery of media assets in the cloud is quick and of the highest quality. To enhance engagement, the Haivision Video Cloud features the ability to automate the delivery of content to websites, mobile devices and tablets, along with social media syndication.

“With Haivision Video Cloud, we are removing the complexity and minimizing risk by helping customers take their content from the source encoder right through distribution to the right audiences,” said Chance Mason, executive vice president of Haivision’s Internet Media Division. “By providing a complete ecosystem, from start to finish, companies no longer need to deal with the coordination of multiple solutions from different vendors.”

With more than 20,000 encoders fueling the world’s top organizations with HD video, Haivision is a global leader in delivering media within and beyond the enterprise. The Haivision Video Cloud is built on field-proven streaming technology that is already deployed at thousands of organizations, including BP, Cardiovascular Research Foundation, the European Commission, National Geographic and Northwestern University, and has powered numerous events, including the London 2012 Olympic Games, The Masters and the MTV Movie Awards.

Core components of the Haivision Video Cloud include:

– A Video Content Management System (VCMS) which automates the gathering and publishing of live and on-demand content and integrates publishing workflows, file transcoding, media management, and viewer-based analytics within an intuitive user interface;
– Haivision’s flagship live cloud transcoding engines support adaptive streaming formats with KulaByte, pay-per-use automated cloud transcoding with HyperStream Live and 24/7 linear cloud transcoding services;
– Easily configurable video micro-sites with Haivision’s Site Builder, to present video content in customized media webpages; and,
– Content delivery powered by Akamai’s industry leading content delivery network (CDN) for storage and transport.

For a complete overview of features, visit: http://www.haivision.com/hvc. The Haivision Video Cloud is available immediately and will be showcased at the NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 8-11 at booth SL6605.

About Haivision
Haivision delivers advanced technology for streaming, recording, managing, and distributing secure IP video and interactive media within the enterprise, education, medical/healthcare, and federal/military markets. Haivision is a private company based in Montreal and Chicago, with technical excellence centers in Beaverton, Ore.; Austin, Texas; Atlanta, Ga.; and Hamburg, Germany. With a global sales and support organization, Haivision distributes its products through value-added resellers, system integrators, distributors, and OEMs worldwide. More information is available at http://www.haivision.com.

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

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General Cable Launches Gepco® Brand Line of HydroBloc™ Water-Resistant Cables

DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, APRIL 4, 2013 — General Cable is pleased to launch its new line of Gepco® Brand HydroBloc™ Water-Resistant Cables. UL rated and in compliance with the TIA-455-82-B Water Penetration Test, the new line of HydroBloc cables is ideal for indoor/outdoor applications and for use in wet locations inside conduit. HydroBloc cables feature an advanced water-blocked construction, a sunlight- and moisture-resistant jacket and a ripcord for ease of stripping for audio/control versions.

The advanced water-block construction of HydroBloc cables starts with a two-ply water-blocking tape for superior protection. In contrast to one-ply tape in which water-blocking polymer is attached to one side of a fiber filament tape, the two-ply tape has the water-blocking polymer sandwiched between two fiber filament tapes, which allows for increased volume of the polymer. In addition, HydroBloc cables (with the exception of coax versions) utilize water-swellable fillers for added protection. This advanced construction results in greater swell heights to better fill any voids and prevent water from migrating down the cable and disrupting any electrical characteristics should there be a cut or slit in the jacket.

The HydroBloc line comes in a variety of cable types, in both shielded and unshielded versions, to cover an array of applications such as data or power control, multi-pair audio, general purpose audio, speaker, communications, power-limited circuits (fire alarm and tray cable), low-voltage industrial process control, CATV and HDTV.

“HydroBloc cables provide an excellent solution for indoor/outdoor applications,” said Joe Zajac, Sales and Applications Engineer for Gepco® Brand Products. “The two-ply water-blocking tape and water-swellable fillers provides superior water protection in all environments.”

General Cable (NYSE:BGC), a Fortune 500 Company, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, and communications markets. In August 2009, Gepco International was acquired by General Cable. For more information about General Cable products, please contact your local sales representative or visit our Web site at www.gepco.com or www.generalcable.com.

Gepco® has been an industry-leading brand of studio, stage and broadcast AV cables and cable assemblies for 30 years. As a complete solutions-based supplier, Gepco also offers value-added service and distribution of connectors, cable management products, patch panels, and wire and cable accessories.

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Christie Introduces TruLife Electronics Platform, Designed to Deliver Hyper-Realistic Images

Quantum Leap In Video Processing Provides Powerful Combination Of High Frame Rates And High Resolution

Christie®, a world leader in visual technology displays, today unveiled its latest electronics platform – Christie TruLife™ – with a proprietary, 1.2 Gigapixel per second, floating point architecture. Christie TruLife electronics forms the basis for the latest generation of projectors capable of delivering industry-leading ultra high resolution, high frame rate video with unprecedented image fidelity (e.g. 4K resolution image processing at 60 fps and beyond). The current standard digital interfaces such as DVI have a bandwidth of 165 MHz.

Anchored by a high-performance electronics engine that leverages the latest in field-programmable gate array (FPGA) integrated circuits (ICs), the platform is capable of supporting a video-processing pipeline of up to 1.2 Gigapixels per second (GPix/s). Christie projectors based on the new electronics platform will use this very high capacity image-processing power to deliver immersive, hyper-realistic video experiences.

Exclusive Design Delivers True Lifelike Visual Experiences

“Traditional design cycles and the limitations of off-the-shelf video processing ICs were hindering our ability to solve video-processing problems. This was in turn holding back the expression of our customers’ collective imaginations for realizing lifelike, ultra-realistic, immersive environments through video displays,” said Jennifer Smith, vice president of Global Engineering at Christie. “By breaking from the pack with our own custom designs, we were able to build a high-performance video pipeline and computational blocks that deliver the high-fidelity images our customers are clamoring for. The first expression of the Christie TruLife electronics architecture will be debuted at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show April 6-11 in Las Vegas.”

Many industries will immediately benefit from this original video-processing electronics architecture, with cases in point including those end users creating groundbreaking theme-park attractions, visualization “power walls” and flight simulation environments. Christie TruLife electronics will underpin these applications providing customers with realistic experiences, alleviating the image blurring and motion sickness that may accompany these environments.

Speed the Hallmark of the Christie TruLife Electronics Platform

Just how powerful is the Christie TruLife electronics platform? Taking a common measurement of video-processing power – the speed or rate with which video data is processed, typically measured in Gigapixels per second (GPix/s) – the Christie platform scales to reach 1.2 GPix/s, which is nearly 10x faster than standard high-def projection and 4x faster than typical 3D projection, as well as double what other 4K projectors are capable of.

Launching throughout 2013, Christie projectors featuring TruLife will enable 4K2K, Ultra-HD/Quad-HD resolutions today at 60 fps, and will have the capability to support higher resolutions and higher frame rates.

Floating Point Strides

“When increasing the resolution, one simultaneously needs a higher frame rate for the images and increased dynamic range, to make the experience more lifelike. We achieved this by designing a new floating-point processing engine within the platform, which affords an equivalent of 25 bits of fixed point processing as compared to the 8 to 10 bits of processing found in today’s standard projectors. We linked our floating point processing modules with the very latest in ultra high speed serial communication links, called “SerDes” and fast access memory blocks to deliver an unprecedented solution,” said Jeevan Vivegananthan, director of product development, Christie Business Products.

“The increased dynamic range offered by the floating point engine of Christie TruLife will be appreciated by those, such as automobile designers, who want to render the highest fidelity images with very smooth, deep and rich color transitions,” added Vivegananthan.

Christie’s new electronics platform will also facilitate the creation of new user experiences, automated setup, increased connectivity and “smart” control features enabling the next generation of collaborative, augmented reality and projection mapping applications.

“Rather than wait for the traditional video IC industry to catch up with the needs of the professional AV market, Christie took the lead and pioneered its own technology solution,” added Smith.

Christie is showcasing some of its newest technologies, including new projectors based on the Christie TruLife electronics platform, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show April 6-11; see Booth SL 2609.

NAB2013: Vizrt Introduces Virtual SloMo and Motorsports to Viz Libero 5.5

See us in Las Vegas, April 8th – 11th 2013. Booth SL3305

During live sporting events, broadcasters go to great lengths to enrich the viewing experience with slo-mo replays, telestration, and in-game graphics to explain controversial and key plays. While these effects often require placing costly or complex broadcast cameras and calibration devices around the stadium or hiring specialized services, Viz Libero gives viewers this sameinsight by processing existing video.

Virtual SloMo

At the 2013 NAB Show, Vizrt will present the new features and workflow improvements in Viz Libero 5.5, its 3D virtual sports enhancement and analysis system. Viz Libero 5.5 now offers Virtual SloMo, which uses an advanced image-based algorithm to generate ultra-slow motion (up to 1500 fps) footage rather than relying on high-speed camera systems. Virtual SloMo and other Viz Libero 3D replay tools can be used on any live camera image or remote video feed.

Grass Valley K2 Summit / Dyno Integration

Viz Libero 5.5 adds integration with the Grass Valley K2 Summit media server and K2 Dyno replay system, both of which are widely used in studio and remote sports production environments. It also improves integration with the entire Vizrt product family, including Viz Engine 3.6 for real-time 3D graphics and video compositing. This enables customized graphics to be rendered through a Viz Engine for greater creative control, inserting virtual presenters into the analysis clips, and the ability to present analysis scenes on interactive touchscreens.

New support for Motorsports, tennis, cricket and other sports

Viz Libero 5.5 adds in-game 3D virtual sports toolsets geared to motorsports, tennis, cricket, field hockey as well as Australian football. The system already supports many others, such as football, American football, ice hockey, baseball, basketball, and volleyball.

New and improved effects

Viz Libero has been enhanced by many new in-game effects which help viewers to understand the different sports. These features include, among others, height measurement, ball impact, blocking wall, player grow, or zone focus. Many of the Viz Libero features, such as player marker, labels or offside and 3D wall, now have a customization interface within Viz Libero.

The Virtual Run that animates player movement, one of the big innovations in 2012, has received improvements. Besides simpler handling of the Virtual Run, new elements like a strobe effect have been added.

An existing feature, the 3D Ball Track, can now be created with only one camera feed. This makes the feature faster, and more readily available, even for studio productions with only one multilateral camera signal.

Improved workflow tools

File-based workflows, including video file ingest and output, are also improved for simplified studio integration. Viz Libero 5.5 expands supported output formats to include: Apple RLE/MOV, DNxHD/MOV, and DVC Pro 100/MXF.

The new version also adds a visual editor timeline, which accelerates post-editing of analysis clips. The timeline provides a graphical overview of the playlist including all recorded annotations and tracks so operators can edit and synchronize any graphics, 3D flights, or other elements.

With these latest 3D sports analysis features, tools, and workflow improvements, Viz Libero 5.5 enables broadcasters to enhance their live sports shows with greater creative latitude and cost-efficiency.

About Vizrt:

Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry – from award-winning animations & maps to online publishing tools. Vizrt’s products are used by the world’s leading broadcasters and publishing houses, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, the BBC, BSkyB, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK, The Globe and Mail, Times Online, The Telegraph, and Welt Online. Furthermore, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions such as the Stock Exchanges in New York and London use Vizrt systems.

Vizrt is a public company traded on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154. For further information please refer to www.vizrt.com

Martin Burkhalter / CEO / +41 22 365 75 01 / MBurkhalter@vizrt.com

Tomer Wald / CFO / +47 5351 8040 / TWald@vizrt.com

Håvard Myklebust / EVP Products & Marketing / +4791845602 / HMyklebust@vizrt.com

BenQ’s M7 Projector Series Brings High Brightness and High Performance to Classrooms and Large Venues

IRVINE, Calif. — April 3, 2013 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations and global DLP(R) projector leader, today announced its new M7 Series of high-brightness, high-performance projectors. Designed for education and other large-venue settings, the product line comprised of the MX720, MW721, MX722, MX766, and MW767 features up to 4,200 ANSI lumens of brightness, contrast ratios extending to 13,000:1, and power-saving technology to cut energy consumption by up to 70 percent. Additionally, the projectors feature LAN control for easy maintenance, complete multimedia connectivity options, and thoughtful innovations in higher models, such as USB camera integration and remote desktop capabilities to facilitate classroom management, wireless display for cable-free connections, and projection templates to make presentations easier. more

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Revolabs Names FVC as Distributor in Middle East And North Africa (MENA) Region

SUDBURY, Mass. — April 3, 2013 — Revolabs Inc. today announced that it has named FVC as a distributor of the company’s wireless audio systems for unified communications in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Under the agreement, FVC now offers Revolabs’ plug-and-play, desktop, and wireless unified communications products to its network of partners in a wide range of MENA markets, including education, oil and gas, government and defense, finance, and healthcare. more

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RTW TM3-3G TouchMonitor to Make its NAB 2013 Debut

Unit Features 3G-SDI Interface, Eight-Channel Level and Loudness Instruments

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 4, 2013 — RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is exhibiting at NAB 2013 (Booth C1844) its TM3-3G TouchMonitor. The TM3-3G seamlessly allows the TM3’s current hardware and software design to visualize, convert and replay 3G SDI signals in TV and video production and post production applications, offering a feature set unrivalled in its class. Attendees will also have the chance to win one of three TM3-3G or TM3 units that RTW will be raffling off during the show. A winner will be chosen live at the booth at 5 p.m. local time, on Monday, April 8; Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 10. Participants are encouraged to be in attendance each day to win.

The TouchMonitor TM3-3G is a compact yet versatile solution for metering, de-embedding and monitoring 3G SDI audio. It features a 4.3-inch touch screen for horizontal as well as vertical orientation, which can display any of the eight audio channels contained in a 3G-SDI stream. For that purpose, it includes a large number of graphical and numerical instruments showing single-channel and summing loudness bargraphs, PPM, true peak, SPL, loudness range (LRA), dialnorm and correlation. The TM3 offers comprehensive loudness metering in compliance with all globally relevant standards (EBU R128, ITU BS.1770-2/1771, ATSC A/85 and ARIB). It also features the Magic LRA mode, specifically designed by RTW, for intuitive visualization of the loudness range and integrated-loudness parameters.

If equipped with the corresponding software license option, the integrated de-embedder also outputs up to 16 audio channels from the 3G-SDI signal on eight AES3 two-channel ports. The output signals are independent from the visualized audio. In addition, the TM3-3G can be upgraded with a built-in monitoring controller license. This uses an on-screen fader for output-volume adjustment, a stereo output and phones out. The optional timecode license expands the feature set of the TM3-3G to allow external or SDI timecode signals to be decoded, displayed and used for additional functions.

The intuitive operating concept of the TM3 allows for quick and easy selection of presets that can be configured using RTW’s Devicer DC1 software (available for Mac OS X® and Windows®). Using custom presets, the user can easily switch between the various sources, loudness standards and instrument layouts. The configuration software allows users to freely scale and place the required instruments virtually anywhere on the screen.

ABOUT RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s ranges of products currently include the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

As part of its expansion into the U.S. market, in 2013 RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The new office is the first U.S. location launched by RTW, showing the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks in the U.S. The new U.S. office will house all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221.

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