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Extron Opens Product Demonstration and Training Facility in New York

Extron Electronics is proud to announce the opening of a product demonstration and training facility in New York City. At the heart of the new facility in mid-town Manhattan is a large demonstration room, showcasing the latest Extron products and technologies. Hands-on stations let guests experience live demonstrations of video signal processing, AV signal distribution, configurable control, and audio products. A fully equipped, state-of-the-art training room features a 4×2 video wall powered by a Quantum video processor. A conference room, featuring the Teamwork Collaboration System, can be used for meetings and presentations.

“With this new facility in New York, we can expand training classes and it will be easier to reach our customers in that region,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “Extron customers will appreciate the opportunity to learn about the newest technologies and see demonstrations of products and applications in a local facility.”

The New York office will host a variety of training programs, including Extron Institute schools and certification courses. It wil also be available for meetings and custom product demonstrations. Other North American training facilities are located in Anaheim, California; Raleigh, North Carolina; Dallas, Texas; and Washington, DC. Extron also has training facilities in China, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, and United Arab Emirates.

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

Jones Mobile Installs 10 New FUJINON Lenses on Vision HD Mobile Unit

Wayne, N.J. – FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division is announcing that Jones Mobile Television—a video production company based in North Little Rock—installed 10 new FUJINON HDTV lenses on VisionHD, its 51-foot expanding mobile unit that was recently upgraded to HD.

The HD lens package—to be used with new Sony HDC-2400 3G multi-format HD camera systems—includes: four FUJINON XA88x8.8BESM and two FUJINON XA77x9.5BESM HDTV big box lenses, three HA23x7.6BERM and one HA14x4.5BERM Premier Series HD ENG field lenses.

“The video truck business is extremely demanding,” said Bob Derryberry, president of Jones Mobile Television, founded in 1993. “Our network clients have high expectations. With so much riding on major sports, entertainment, and corporate events, it’s critical to have video acquisition gear that offers superior HD picture quality and dependable performance,”

As part of an extensive $3 million upgrade, VisionHD’s interior was gutted and rebuilt as a multi-format HD truck. The truck’s onboard systems now include: a Grass Valley Kayenne switcher, Chyron Duet Hyper X3 live graphics system, Miranda and Matrox multi-viewer flat screen monitor walls, PESA Cheetah router, and multiple EVS systems for slow motion, editing, and multi-channel playback.

The truck previously carried FUJINON SD lenses that had been in service for about 13 years. According to Derryberry, “The lenses were still in very good working order when we sold them to another company for use in their studio. That speaks volumes about FUJINON lenses. Even after using them in extreme weather conditions, if you maintain them properly, they will last you many years.”

Designed for use at large venues and sporting events, the XA88x8.8BESM is an HD telephoto “big box” field lens with an 88x zoom range. Designed for 2/3-inch cameras, the XA88x8.8BESM offers focal lengths of 8.8-777mm at 1X and 17.6-1554mm with the 2X extender.

The XA77x9.5BESM telephoto field lens, which is also a 2/3-inch big box HD lens, offers focal lengths of 9.5-732mm at 1X, and 19.0-1464mm with the 2X extender. Both DigiPower big box style lenses feature FUJINON’s exclusive aspheric technology, anti-fogging and optical stabilization, as well as EBC coating to reduce ghosting and flare and increase light transmission. The Premier Series HD ENG style lenses both offer 2X extenders and DigiPower servo technology.

“These ENG lenses complement the big box lenses perfectly,” Derryberry said. “The picture quality they produce is fantastic, and you can’t tell the difference when you’re intercutting shots from the big box and ENG lenses together.

“In my more than 30 years in broadcast television, I’ve come to know and trust FUJINON lenses, and I value the exceptional service and support I’ve received from our sales rep Dave Waddell and his colleagues over the years,” said Derryberry. “Because we can count on FUJINON, our clients can count on us.”

To learn more about Fujifilm’s lenses, please go to: https://www.fujifilmusa.com/products/optical_devices/

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of four operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including: photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; and one-time-use cameras; and also markets motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions to the motion picture, broadcast and production industries. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of Fujifilm products and services in Canada. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmusa.com/northamerica, go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter, or go towww.facebook.com/FujifilmNorthAmerica to Like Fujifilm on Facebook. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 10 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2012, and in the year ended March 31, 2013, had global revenues of $26.7 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.

* At an exchange rate of 83 yen to the dollar.

All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

FUJIFILM Optical Devices Division, 10 High Point Drive, Wayne, New Jersey 07470. Phone: 973-633-5600. Fax: 973-633-5216. Web site: www.FUJINON.com

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6th Pro AV Spotlight Award Winners Announced

NewBay Media has announced the winners of the 6th Annual Pro AV Spotlight Awards, awarded in cooperation with InfoComm International. Chosen from entries received in nine categories, the Pro AV Spotlight Awards honor installations across the breadth of AV vertical markets.

“We received a very high level of submissions, and it was wonderful to see how AV has become so deeply integrated into the work that organizations do,” says Cynthia Wisehart, editor of Pro AV Today and Sound & Video Contractor. “We saw remarkable examples of how AV is used as key infrastructure for collaboration and productivity—going far beyond what a traditional IT network can provide to support creativity, research, and commerce. We also saw that the use of AV for high-impact communications is breaking new ground. Architects and designers are truly taking advantage of modern displays and the advances in resolution, interactivity, flexibility, and energy use. On the audio side, we saw how intelligibility and detail literally transform the way people experience communication and music. Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to this year’s winners.” more

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HDBaseT support, advanced 3D capabilities and value price define Digital Projection’s newest E-Vision projector

Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, announces an expansion of their high-brightness, high-value single-chip E-Vision projection line. DPI’s new E-Vision WUXGA 7500 introduces advanced display features such as HDBaseT support, compatibility with numerous 3D standards and Lens Memory to the E-Vision series. With 7,500 lumens of brightness output, numerous lens options, user swappable color wheels and advanced color controls, the DLP®-driven E-Vision WUXGA 7500 continues DPI’s legacy of creating powerful, capable and efficient displays suited to serve a diversity of applications, including houses of worship, professional AV, entertainment and simulation. The new E-Vision WUXGA 7500 will commence shipping in early Q4.

Announced as a complement to the existing E-Vision 6000 and 7000 platforms already seeing strong adoption throughout professional applications, the new E-Vision WUXGA 7500 allows DPI’s customers to select the optimal E-Vision for their application based on price, resolution and capability. As the first DPI display to deliver native HDBaseT support, The E-Vision 7500 accepts the transmission of uncompressed High Definition Video over standard CAT5e/6 LAN cable as a direct input.

Additionally, the E-Vision 7500 contains a portion of DPI’s advanced 3D capabilities, including Dual Flash Processing, used to multiply the displayed frame rate for 3D sources. Incredibly lightweight, highly capable and affordable, the E-Vision WUXGA 7500 presents a compelling imaging solution for lecture halls, conference venues, houses of worship, corporate auditoriums and boardrooms, digital signage, and any other application needing bright, accurate imagery at a remarkably accessible price point.

A variety of fixed and zoom lens options gives the E-Vision WUXGA 7500 a flexible throw ratio range of .76:1 – 8.26:1. Two swappable color wheels allow the integrator or the end user to easily select and install the color wheel that provides the best balance of lumens and color depth to complement their application objectives and venue lighting conditions. With an MSRP of $10,995 plus lens, the 7,500 lumen E-Vision 7500 is priced to support a wide array of professional venue budgets.

About Digital Projection International


Founded in 1989, Digital Projection International (Digital Projection) has been instrumental in the development and application of Digital Light Processing™ technology by Texas Instruments for projection systems. Digital Projection International introduced the world’s first 3-chip DLP® projector in 1997, and has since delivered expert system engineering and world-class customer services, thus maintaining its position as a digital imaging pioneer.

Digital Projection International’s groundbreaking projection research and development has garnered the admiration of industry professionals around the world. This has earned the company many awards, including two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Digital Projection remains the first and only projector manufacturer to win the coveted award.

Today, Digital Projection International manufactures and distributes an extensive line of ultra high-performance 3-chip and single-chip DLP® projection systems. These projectors are the reference standard for demanding applications such as large-venue, live-event staging, fortune 5000, education, medical and scientific research, command and control, digital cinema, commercial entertainment, worship and elite home cinema.

For further information, please visit www.digitalprojection.com or contact:

Press Enquiries

Michael Bridwell, Director of Marketing
Digital Projection Inc.
T: (770)-420-1350
E: mbridwell@digitalprojection.com

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L-ACOUSTICS 5XT Awarded “Best Loudspeaker for the Staging Market”

Award presented by Rental & Staging Systems at InfoComm 2013

ORLANDO – InfoComm stand #469 — L-ACOUSTICS’ tiny new 5XT ultra-compact coaxial enclosure has already made a big splash in the market, having recently been awarded “Best Loudspeaker for the Staging Market” by Rental & Staging Systems at InfoComm 2013.

With the first units now shipping, the 5XT — the newest and smallest member of L-ACOUSTICS’ popular XT coaxial series — is based on a two-way passive design with a nominal impedance of 16 ohms. The compact system contains a one-inch diaphragm compression driver coaxially loaded by a five-inch low-mid frequency transducer mounted in a bass-reflex tuned enclosure. more

Middle Atlantic Introduces AV-Focused Lecterns

Fairfield, NJ –– Recently unveiled at InfoComm 2013, the new Reference Series Lectern combines the strength and functionality of a rack with the look of furniture. Marked by the same installer-friendly approach as the company’s C5 Credenza Rack, the new Reference Lectern eliminates long waits, speeds up integration and reduces the effects of transit damage by shipping the outer wood surfaces separately from the internal rack structure.

The Reference Lectern’s AV-focused design enables quick and easy customization. Each lectern features a fully customizable Presenter’s Panel™ that can be designed with cutouts to incorporate the controls, touchscreens and other devices necessary for each project’s individual requirements. This cost-effective feature provides for easy upgrades for future changes to the technology powering the presentation system and will easily be specified with the company’s RackTools® layout and specification software.

Ideal for higher education and corporate environments, the Reference Lectern is equally suited for network-connected presentations, or individual presentations via laptop connection. Its easy-to-integrate, open frame design features built-in power distribution and provisions for both cable and thermal management.

The inner steel rack structure ships directly from one of the company’s five North American warehouses, allowing integrators to begin the integration of the system immediately. The outer surfaces are shipped separately to the installation site or shop and can be quickly and easily attached to the core structure to cover the metal and complete the installation.

Installers can choose from one bay, 1.5 bay or dual bay widths and 13 standard finishes. An optional millwork kit includes detailed drawings for a custom millworker to construct custom wood panels and all hardware necessary for their attachment to the core structure. This allows additional aesthetic choices for complementing the room’s décor.

For more information about the Reference Series Lecterns and Middle Atlantic Products, please click to www.middleatlantic.com or call 1.800.266.7225.

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Middle Atlantic Products has been part of the Legrand group since its acquisition in 2011.

Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value and acquisitions are prime vectors for growth. Legrand reported sales of close to $5.8 billion in 2012. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, NuVo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrand.us

High-Profile Venues Praise Bose® Professional RoomMatch® and PowerMatch® Systems

Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center and Pike Performing Arts Center are just two of the latest venues to benefit from Bose® Professional Systems

Framingham, Massachusetts, June 18, 2013 – Bose® Professional Systems Division is proud to see its RoomMatch® loudspeakers and PowerMatch® amplifiers embraced by a wide variety of satisfied customers – including front-of-house engineers, technical directors, venue and school administrators, system designers, thrilled concert-goers and many more. For example, those involved with the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center (BAPAC) in Broken Arrow (near Tulsa), Oklahoma, and the Pike Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in the Indianapolis area, have been vocal in their praise of their respective Bose systems. Both venues host a wide range of performance events, which can present an acoustical challenge, but they have both benefited greatly from their new systems in terms of coverage, intelligibility and rich, musical sound.

The 86,200-sq.-ft. BAPAC, completed in 2009, includes a 1500-seat performing arts venue that recently received an AV upgrade with a new RoomMatch loudspeaker system with PowerMatch amplifiers and ControlSpace® processing. Originally, the space was going to be used exclusively for orchestral-type performances, but as the itinerary evolved in the past few years to include choral performances, Broadway shows and more, it became clear that a different type of system was necessary. BAPAC hired acoustical consultant Chips Davis of Concord, CA-based Chips Davis Design to evaluate the problems, and he concluded that the room was far too “live” for most uses, and acoustical treatment was not doing the trick. The resulting Bose system includes 18 RoomMatch loudspeakers installed in three arrays plus eight RMS215 subwoofers, powered by a total of 11 PowerMatch PM8500N amplifiers, with management via Bose ControlSpace software.

Davis notes, “I knew they weren’t going to have a lot of money to change much of the physical acoustical treatment areas, so that gave more credence to using the RoomMatch system to keep sound off the walls and aimed where it should go. I knew from doing several demonstrations with the Bose system how well defined the directivity pattern of the units can be tailored to the space—hence the name RoomMatch. After the system was installed, the directional control of the arrays and the subs in the design was especially remarkable. I reviewed the modeling that was done for the venue. Keeping all of that energy from the speaker system, including the subs, from rolling back onto the stage was very impressive.”

Mark Frie, Executive Director, BAPAC, noted, “The first professional show we did with the Bose system was a big band musical revue, and it involved all the components that would have made me lose sleep with the former system because it involved a lot of horns on stage, all of them of course wanted to be individually mic’ed, and it involved six singers on headworn microphones trying to do dialog over a 20-something-piece big band on stage. That would have been a recipe for disaster. And I had folks come up to me after that show and say, ‘something’s different, we understood every word, and we could hear the balance between horns and the piano and singers.’ It was everything that it should be, and they didn’t know what it was. And that’s when you know you’ve got it right, because they can’t really put their finger on why they had such a great experience, just that they did. So it was a great first test for us!”

The Pike Performing Arts Center installation was just as successful. Although affiliated with the K-12 school system in the area, the venue keeps its own schedule with a range of local and touring performances. The 1,449-seat main auditorium now has a Bose RoomMatch system installed by ESCO Communications of Indianapolis. The installation represented the first significant upgrade to the audio equipment at the facility since it was built in 1996. The original system, consisting of long-throw horns and bass boxes behind a soffit, had been enhanced at some point with additional boxes on either side of the stage, but it led to little improvement. The old rig was not adequate, and the PPAC would still have to rent a full PA package occasionally throughout the calendar year. As ESCO was trying out ideas for a RoomMatch system, they decided on a two-cluster configuration, with one cluster on each side of the stage, resulting in very even coverage from the front to the back of the hall.

Gary Dunn, EVP, ESCO Communications, stated, “With PPAC’s previous system they always struggled with getting the back areas covered. They had some under-balcony speakers that they left in place, but the coverage is extremely good without turning them on. The control of the sound with these new boxes is so good. The ability to layer in the different horizontal and vertical patterns within the same array really helped; you can’t do that with traditional line arrays.”

Jared Duymovic, Director, PPAC, is particularly fond of the array’s directivity and control: “I was extremely pleased with how enveloping and immersive the sound became with the new system,” reports Duymovic. “It was almost instantaneously recognizable as being at a different level entirely from what we were used to. The experience that I had when I first listened was very much akin to putting on a set of Bose headphones. Everything was very full and clear with even dispersion throughout the hall, and the bass response was excellent without being overwhelming. We’ve only had a handful of events, but the benefit is clear already. It’s just an enjoyable listening experience, which will help bring audience back time and time again.”

Duymovic elaborated: “I love the fact that you could cut it off from all the places that you didn’t want it to go. You sit in the seat and you have sound; you stand up next to the wall and it goes away. It’s fantastic.”

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Photo Caption 1: The performing arts venue at Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center (BAPAC) in Broken Arrow (near Tulsa), Oklahoma, which recently received an AV upgrade with components from Bose® Professional Systems Division, including a new RoomMatch® loudspeaker system with PowerMatch® amplifiers and ControlSpace® processing.

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Photo Caption 2: The auditorium at the Pike Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in the Indianapolis area, which recently received an AV upgrade in the form of a RoomMatch® system from Bose® Professional Systems Division.

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2013 HPA Awards Extends Key Category Deadlines

Engineering Excellence, Creativity and Innovation Award Submissions Accepted Through July 3rd

(Hollywood, CA) The Hollywood Post Alliance is extending deadlines for the Engineering Excellence Award and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation. The HPA will now accept entries in these categories until July 3rd, 2013.

Since 2006, The HPA Awards have recognized excellence in post production, consistently growing in attendance and entries. The awards are the standard by which creative and technical excellence in the art, science and craft of post production is measured, attracting attention for the companies and individuals whose work brings vision to reality.

The Engineering Excellence Award raises the profile of breakthrough technologies within the industry, spotlighting those who bring technical and creative ingenuity to the real world of post production. Past winners include Sony Electronics, Cinnafilm, Dolby Laboratories, Crossroads Systems, Lightcraft Technology and IBM.

The HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production was conceived to recognize companies and individuals who have made significant achievements and pushed the envelope forward in post production, whether in creative storytelling and/or technical innovation. Highly sought after every year, past winners include Gradient Interactive, Testronic Labs, and Steven J. Scott of EFILM.

Entrants need not be members of the Hollywood Post Alliance or working in the U.S. to submit work for consideration. The HPA Awards will take place November 7, 2013 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Contact Eileen Kramer at 213-614-0860 or write to ekramer@hpaonline.com for information about sponsorship opportunities for the 2013 HPA Awards show. For more information about the HPA Awards, visit www.hpaawards.net, write to info@hpaawards.net or call 213.614.0860.

About the Hollywood Post Alliance(r)
Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) serves the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media and other dynamic media content.

About the HPA(r) Awards
The HPA Awards were created to foster awareness of post production, promote creative and technical excellence, recognize the achievements of post production talent, and build involvement in the Hollywood Post Alliance.

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