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LED Source Announces New Director of Franchise Operations

LED Source, the leading North American LED lighting solutions provider specializing in architectural, entertainment and retrofit applications, is pleased to announce its new director of franchise operations, Brian Gilbert.

Gilbert brings 25 years of franchise experience to his new role, having worked in both franchisee and franchisor environments. For the past 15 years, Gilbert has served at the director level for multiple franchise concepts in the hair care and petroleum sectors. He has been instrumental in helping start-up companies grow to successful organizations. Gilbert also has extensive knowledge in commercial real estate and training and development of corporate programs to enhance support of franchise communities.

“We’re thrilled to have Brian join our growing team here at LED Source,” said president and CEO Marcel Fairbairn. “His extensive experience in the franchise space will be instrumental for our organization as he supports the field and manages franchisee recruitment.”

Gilbert added, “I’m honored to be a part of such an innovative concept in a rapidly growing industry and look forward to contributing to LED Source’s success well into the future.”

Founded in 2005, LED Source is North America’s first and only franchisor of LED lighting. The company supplies LED products to a variety of spaces, and specializes in design, support, development, project management and financing through its Retrofit, Architectural and Entertainment divisions. Applications include commercial office spaces, schools, churches, theaters, art galleries, restaurants and nightclubs, special events, residential, landscape lighting and much more.

Due to increasing demand, LED Source launched a franchise program in 2009 and has since opened 13 offices across the nation. The company is currently developing in states along the Eastern Seaboard and will open its first location outside North America this year in the Caribbean. LED Source expects to add 12-15 franchise locations in 2013 and long term goals plan for a network of 150 franchise offices throughout North America within three years.

For more information about LED Source and franchising opportunities, visit www.ledsource.com.

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Barix Addresses Multicast Routing Between Remote Networks

Unique solution enables customers to bypass ISP policies and preserve network bandwidth for non-critical communications

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, June 10, 2013 — IP audio and control specialist Barix introduces a unique solution helping media companies, businesses and other multi-site network users to route multicast traffic over remote network links, enabling bandwidth-efficient, multicast delivery over the public internet.

Multicast uses special destination addresses to target groups of subscribed devices, and deliver data and streams such as voice (general paging) and audio (background music). In contrast to standard connections where each device needs its own stream, multicast data distribution requires only a single stream to send the same content to any number of receivers on the same network segment, minimizing bandwidth and network usage. Multicast delivery is traditionally limited to private, in-house networks as Internet Service Providers block multicast traffic on normal Internet connections.

Barix has developed a unique multicast routing and tunneling firmware that turns its Barionet IP control devices into flexible, multisite multicast routers — effectively enabling delivery of multicast traffic over the public internet to remote locations. The solution forwards multicast IP blocks to remote receiving devices, re-packed as unicast streams. The receiving devices then re-issue the packets as multicast on the destination network.

“This solution addresses challenging situations for systems integrators and network operators that want to use multicast transport between subnets but have previously been blocked from doing so,” said Johannes G. Rietschel, CEO and Founder of Barix AG. “We are effectively bridging multiple multicast groups between multiple sites for general data and our specialty, Audio over IP, preserving network bandwidth and increasing the efficiency of remote communication.”

Using Multicast, system integrators can configure Barix IP Audio systems with more flexibility and less labor as streams are concurrently distributed to many nodes using IP multicast delivery. This minimizes streaming bandwidth requirements and simplifies configuration; it is not necessary to know the IP address of each individual receiver on the network. Instead, subscription protocols are employed so that relevant receivers – such as a Barix Exstreamer IP audio decoder – receive relevant streams, even if they use dynamic, unknown IP addresses.

The Barix multicast routing and tunneling solution can be deployed across a large number of scenarios as functionality is independent of actual protocols. This enables the firmware to be used alongside automation, IP audio, video, VoIP, SIP or RTP streams, for example. Furthermore, the entire operation can be monitored over SNMP to enable a complete bird’s eye view of system efficiency.

Barix: The Voice of Simplicity (www.barix.com)
Barix AG, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, specializes in the research and development of state-of-the-art IP based communication and control technology. The company is a long-term and reliable supplier of IP audio and control devices, with more than 150,000 devices shipped in its first decade of business. Barix products are stand-alone and able to remotely connect worldwide over standard networks/Internet, offering new and improved solutions to the commercial audio distribution, communication and automation industries. Barix products provide solutions in Audio over IP (audio distribution and monitoring, communication, security) and automation (remote controlling, monitoring and maintenance).

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Barix AG, Seefeldstrasse 303, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
Phone: +41 43 43322 11, Fax: +41 44 2742849
Barix Technology Inc, St. Paul, MN – (866) 815-0866

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Host the Backyard Party You’ve Always Dreamt of With a SunBriteTV

THOUSAND OAKS, California, June 7, 2013 – The Summer Solstice this year falls on a Friday, June 21, and there’s no better day to show off your backyard’s new SunBriteTV all-weather television. Enjoy more sun than any other day of the year, all the while entertaining your guests with a modern outdoor entertainment system.

“The Summer Solstice might not be your sole reason for throwing a summer party,” said Tom Dixon, VP of Marketing, SunBriteTV. “But a SunBriteTV will certainly be the reason your guests clamor to know when you’ll be hosting the next one.”

Much more than just a television, SunBriteTV’s transform outdoor areas into outdoor living rooms. Even after the big party is over, a SunBriteTV becomes the center of a moonlit family home theater in idyllic summer heat.

All SunBriteTV models withstand temperatures from -24°F to 122°F and completely resist rain, humidity, salt corrosion, dust, and insects. Anti-glare screens are specially designed to deliver bright high-definition images in any outdoor climate, any time of day or night.

Every SunBriteTV includes a two-year warranty, a weatherproof remote, and 20 watt built-in speakers.
Optional accessories include a variety of wall-, ceiling- or pole-mount installation solutions, dust covers and FM Radio.

For more information on SunBriteTV please visit www.sunbritetv.com.

About SunBriteTV
SunBriteTV’s all-weather televisions have been time-tested in home installations, outdoor sports arena, restaurant and hotel patios and even on military vehicles participating in field operations. All models are available through SunBriteTV’s network of Authorized Dealers. To inquire about becoming an Authorized Dealer, contact SunBriteTV at 866.357.8688, or visit the Dealer Inquiry page at www.sunbritetv.com.

Nashville Sounds Go Deep with PixelFLEX LED Video Curtain

Minor league baseball games provide a wonderful opportunity for fans of the game to enjoy the sights and sounds of baseball in a fun, family-friendly environment. From the crack of the bat to the sheer grace of middle infielders easily turning a double play, it’s hard to beat a night at the minor league ballpark on a beautiful spring or summer evening. However, for fans of the Nashville Sounds, AAA affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, the ability to watch video replays and highlights on a state-of-the-art digital scoreboard is missing from an otherwise perfect experience, as Greer Stadium, the team’s 36-year-old ballpark, isn’t equipped with such video technology capabilities.

While talks proceed on moving the team to a new ballpark with current day amenities, including a video scoreboard in the outfield, the Nashville Sounds were able to enhance the fan experience during a recent night game by utilizing lightweight and flexible LED video curtain panels manufactured by PixelFLEX. With more than 3,000 fans in attendance for Music Industry Night, a popular promotional event scheduled several times a season that features a pre-game musical performance, the Sounds kept fans in the action throughout the game by delivering video and player information across the PixelFLEX panels in right-centerfield.

“Our fans are among the best across the country, so we are hopeful in regards to the possibility of a new ballpark with better amenities, including a video scoreboard,” said Brad Tammen, the team’s vice president and general manager. “In the meantime, we’re glad we had an opportunity to test out the PixelFLEX system. I was really impressed with the clarity, sharpness and brightness of the panels.”

Videos and images can be sent to PixelFLEX’s screens using any computer with a DVI-D connection. Each typical screen panel is approximately 8′x4′, but modifications can be made easily to meet specific needs of the consumer – panels can be attached together with PixelFLEX’s proprietary quicklock system. During the Sounds’ game, PixelFLEX provided a 24′ wide by 16′ tall wall of 20mm panels.

“The thing that surprised me most was the ease of set up,” Tammen continued. “All of a sudden, the PixelFLEX video screen appeared out of nowhere, hanging above the right-centerfield wall. We’re planning to use the screen again for our game on July 3rd, which will feature fireworks and probably a much larger audience. We’re looking forward to it.”

For more information on PixelFLEX and its growing line of lightweight LED video screens, visit www.LEDCurtain.com. Follow PixelFLEX at www.Facebook.com/PixelFLEXUSA and @LEDCurtain.

Canon U.S.A. Introduces the EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81 W, Full HD Robotic Remote-Control Pan-Tilt-Zoom Indoor/Outdoor Cameras

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 10, 2013 – Building on the success of its line of cost-effective, remote-control HD pan-tilt-zoom cameras, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has introduced the durable EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81 W cameras, which provide improved image resolution, color reproduction, and Canon Auto Focus precision over previous models. Compact, fully integrated, and featuring an open control protocol for flexible systemization, the new EVERCAM XU cameras provide high-quality widescreen (16:9 aspect ratio) image capture from practically any visual perspective.

The Canon EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81 W pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) HD cameras are equipped with a 20x Genuine Canon zoom lens (with additional 12x digital zoom), 2.1-Megapixel CMOS imaging sensor, genlock input, and an HD-SDI output. Designed with a sturdy water-resistant/dustproof housing for indoor or outdoor use, applications for the new cameras include broadcast TV, houses of worship, sports arenas, schools, government, and performing arts venues. The Canon EVERCAM XU-81 W features a motorized ND filter and a wiper unit for outdoor applications.

“From sports stadiums, to traffic and weather POV cams, and houses of worship, there is an increasing demand for broadcast-quality, cost-effective remote-control HD image capture,” stated Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “Canon has successfully addressed this market with a series of versatile professional HD pan-tilt-zoom cameras. The latest introductions – the Canon EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81 W pan-tilt-zoom HD cameras – deliver exceptional full HD resolution video, precise Canon Auto Focus, and great low-light performance ideally suited for most PTZ applications.”

Durable, Quick, and Quiet
The tough, durable housing of the Canon EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81 W pan-tilt-zoom HD cameras meets the IP-55 enclosure rating for water-resistant and dustproof integrity, enabling it to be installed in environmentally challenging locations. The Canon EVERCAM XU-81 W is optimized for permanent outdoor installation and comes equipped with a wiper unit to maintain lens port clarity and a servo neutral density (ND) filter unit to optimize picture quality (an optional washer unit is also available). Both cameras are equipped with an integral weather-resistant microphone that allows for the capture of sound at the camera location.

Capable of fast, smooth, and highly precise movements while simultaneously panning and tilting at a maximum rate of 60˚/sec., the Canon EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81 W cameras feature a pan range of ±180˚ and a tilt range of +220˚/-40˚. While quick and nimble, the cameras are also extremely quiet while in motion, with a maximum noise level of NC30. This makes the cameras well-suited for use in quiet environments where noise distractions are not permitted, including during broadcast, performance studios, lecture halls and classrooms, conference rooms, and hospital operating theaters.

Further adding to the versatility of the Canon EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81 W pan-tilt-zoom HD cameras are their low-light capabilities and super sensitivity mode. When shooting under low-light conditions, the cameras can acquire extra brightness by using a slow-shutter (frame accumulation) function. The camera’s black & white mode, without the Infrared cut filter, will also support shooting in near-darkness. Dynamic Range Compensation allows for shooting in environments with a high contrast of light and shade (such as an office building lobby on a sunny day) by automatically correcting the contrast of the video according to the range of scene illumination. Both camera models have a sensitivity rating of 0.6lux (f/1.6, 1/60, 50IRE, +42dB).

In addition to providing clear, crisp HD video, the 2.1-Megapixel CMOS sensor in the Canon EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81 W cameras delivers native imaging performance. A locally switchable output/control feature enables users to select either 1080i or 720p HD output (via a convenient HD-SDI connection) with simultaneous SD analog composite (NTSC or PAL) for monitoring. A genlock input on the XU-81 and XU-81 W provides the synchronization signal necessary for TV station use and other broadcast applications.

Remote control of the pan, tilt, and zoom movements of the EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81 W cameras employs a non-proprietary control protocol that enables users and system integrators to interface the camera with their own control system, or that of a range of third-party providers. Control can be toggled between RS-232 and RS-422, making the cameras extremely adaptable to new and existing multi-camera environments.

Compact and lightweight, the EVERCAM XU-81 camera weighs only 14.5 pounds, and the EVERCAM XU-81 W camera weighs only 15.5 pounds. The cameras include a built-in handle for convenient portability, and can be mounted upright or in an inverted ceiling mount. In either position, the picture image will automatically flip when the tilt angle reaches 90˚.

Pricing and Availability
The Canon EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81 W pan-tilt-zoom HD cameras are expected to be available in September 2013, for the estimated retail price of $11,000.00 and $13,000.00, respectively.

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 and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.

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All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

Availability, prices, and specifications are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

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Vaddio Launches WideSHOT High Definition Camera for Conferencing Rooms Requiring a Wide Field-of-View

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (June 10, 2013) – Vaddio introduces the WideSHOT point-of-view camera, designed for conferencing rooms that require professional-quality high definition video images with a wide field-of-view.

“Our WideSHOT camera was designed for our consultants and integrators that need an HD camera for meeting rooms that require a very wide field-of-view to cover all of the participants sitting at a table,” explained Rob Sheeley, President of Vaddio. “We discovered that in smaller conferencing applications, the end users don’t really want to move the camera around as people talk to keep them in the picture. They would rather have everyone in the picture to begin with.”

The WideSHOT Varifocal Multi-Element Glass Wide-Angle Lens provides a wide 82-degree field-of-view that results in an exceptionally wide image and depth of field. A 3x manual optical zoom provides plenty of zoom range for framing the video image. Additional imaging control functions include manual iris for aperture adjustment for room lighting conditions and manual focus.

Built around a 1/3-Type progressive scan image sensor, the WideSHOT performs extremely well in low light conditions down to 0.3 LUX. Powerful DSP provides a Wide Dynamic Range of 110dB, video noise reduction, excellent contrast under varying light conditions, vivid color reproduction and exceptional high-resolution detail. Video output resolutions include 720p 30/59.94/60, 1080i 30/59.94/60. 1080p 30/59.94/60.

Each WideSHOT Camera system comes with an integrated Quick-Connect Cable interface to allow for easy installation with Cat 5 Cabling. Quick-Connect head-end signal output options includes USB, HDMI, Analog Component and Ethernet.

Vaddio’s complementary QuickSET mounting system offers simple installation by just positioning the camera to a required shot and locking it in place. Optional wall and ceiling mounts are available in addition to the standard set-top mount.

For more information on the WideSHOT please visit the Vaddio website at www.vaddio.com

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About Vaddio:
Vaddio is the leading manufacturer of specialty PTZ cameras and camera control systems used in the audiovisual, videoconference and broadcast industries. Your customers demand cutting-edge technology that’s simple to use. You want equipment that’s easy to install and reliable to operate. Vaddio serves integrators and operators alike – with broadcast-quality PTZ cameras and control systems that deliver the performance you need with the convenience you demand. More information can be found on the Vaddio website, www.vaddio.com or at (800) 572.2011.

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NEXO STM Rocks the Range

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio was the place and mid-May was the date of this year’s Rock On The Range Festival, marking the seventh annual rock festival expanded to three-days this year due to its success and interest by bands to be part of the line up.

Once again, Logic Systems Sound and Lighting of St. Louis handled audio and lighting production for the 105,000+ concertgoers treated to music over three stages by Love & Death, Hollywood Undead, Buckcherry, Cheap Trick, Korn, Pop Evil, All That Remains, Halestorm, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Smashing Pumpkins, Sevendust, Bush, Alice In Chains and Soundgarden, to name a few.

The crowd was treated to superb sound as this year Logic Systems brought in the new NEXO STM line array to the main stage that consisted of 36 STM M46 main cabinets, 36 B112 bass cabinets, 36 S118 subs, 10 NUAR racks, 12 GEO-Ts, and 12 CD-18s. A Yamaha PM5D-RH was used as the primary monitor console for the main stage.

“The overall response to the new NEXO STM system by guest engineers was very good,” states Chip Self, President, Logic Systems Sound and Lighting. “Everyone was duly impressed by the sound quality and the overall SPL achieved with so few boxes. The rigging on the STM is exceptional, and very fast. We were able to fly each side of the main PA with just four crew in less than 20 minutes!”

In related Logic Systems news, the company brought in their NEXO GEO T rig for the Carolina Rebellion Festival that took place in the beginning of May at the Rock City Campground located at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

For more information on Rock On The Range, visit www.rockontherange.com.

For more information on Logic Systems Sound and Lighting, visit www.logicsound.com.

For more information on the NEXO STM, GEO T or Yamaha PM5D-RH, visit www.yamahaca.com.

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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.

Clay Paky Sharpys and grandMA2 Consoles Accompany Tim McGraw’s Two Lanes of Freedom Tour

Clay Paky Sharpys and grandMA2 consoles are heading out on the road with Tim McGraw as the country superstar kicks off his Two Lanes of Freedom 2013 Tour in support of his new namesake album. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of both Clay Paky and MA Lighting in North America.

McGraw’s Two Lanes of Freedom Tour will play 30 cities across the country. It follows his incredibly successful joint Brothers of the Sun tour with Kenny Chesney, last year’s highest-ranking country tour in Billboard’s list of the top treks of 2012.

For McGraw’s latest show Premiere Global, which has been a vendor for the artist for the last decade, supplied 30 Sharpys and two grandMA2 full-size consoles. “The Sharpys are being used on the floor, on the rig and in the air for fanouts. They give a really big look,” says Steven (Creech) Anderson with Premier Global.

“The shape of the production is a big spider with arms coming down and pods at the end of each,” he continues. “There are lots of LEDs and video, and the Sharpys really enhance things. They’re great lights – everyone is trying to copy them right now, but there are no fixtures out there that compare to them.”

Lighting designer Pat Brannon went with “the ACL old-school look” by clustering four groups of four Sharpys on the rig and positioning 14 more on the floor. “I’ve used them before, but this is the first time I’ve had Sharpys on a tour,” he says. “I’m really happy with them. I like their narrow beam, the quickness and brightness of the lamp, and the great color choices. They’re small and lightweight but make a huge impact.”

Everything in the show, including the video content, is triggered by the grandMA2; a back up unit is also on hand. “We had a multi-user interface for two programmers,” says Brannon. “They could save to the same cue files at the same time, and that was great. The main feature is the video interface; I’m very fond of the DMX bridge that Control Freak provides. And it’s great to be able to write your own fixture profile.”

Brannon says he “loves the feel of the desk and using the NPUs. The speed and processing is unmatched by anything I’ve ever used.” He enjoys the new layout feature of the grandMA2 series, which he finds “very useful – it eliminates the old fashioned process of grouping. Now you can lay out in the exact formation that you have in the system. You can see what your fixtures are doing live by just looking on the screen.”

John Zajonc is production manager for the tour and Troy Eckerman was the programmer. Jeff Bertuch assisted on the video programming. Drew Finley is the content creator.

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LEVA Offers Free ‘Video Essentials’ Class for First Responders During Annual Conference

(MIDLOTHIAN, TEX.) – The Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA) will provide a free course,“Video Essentials for First Responders,” for attendees of its 2013 LEVA Digital Multimedia Evidence Training Symposium, which runs Sept. 9-13 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Asheville, N.C. The 24th annual conference will also offer a mix of hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive seminars focused on forensic video and audio technologies, as well as video production and editing tools.

Designed as an introduction to video evidence for law enforcement officials, “Video Essentials for First Responders,” is a daylong session on Sept. 10. The one-day $195 conference fee is waived for guest attendees of the class. “Video Essentials for First Responders” is limited to 90 students, and attendees do not have to be LEVA members to attend either the conference or the free course. Lunch is available for a small fee and will be served in the exhibit hall, where attendees will have free access to the exhibits and be eligible to win door prizes at the end of the day.

“This is a great opportunity for new and returning attendees to receive valuable LEVA training for free,” explained LEVA president Det. Blaine Davison, Norman Oklahoma Police Department. “Law enforcement budgets are tight, and some agencies can’t afford to send their people to get training. We’re hoping that by offering this class for free, it will allow those agencies to send officers or investigators to learn how to deal with surveillance video images, which are the most prolific type of evidence in law enforcement.”

Hands-on workshops will include “Forensic Image and Video Analysis,” a two-day course featuring Amped Software’s Amped Five forensic video enhancement software. Other interactive seminars include “Courtroom Testimony for Forensic Video Analysis” and “Forensic Photography for IAI Forensic Certification.” All conference program sessions can also be used toward LEVA certification.

Experts from Ocean Systems and Digital Audio Corp. will provide training on their video and audio forensic software, respectively, while Adobe will showcase its expansive video production product line. Plus, Future Media Concepts, a leader in digital media training, will offer a number of video production workshops. Other sessions will focus on apps for forensic video analysis, DVR recovery, and the Victoria Stafford abduction.

Many sessions throughout the five-day conference have limited availability, and pre-registration is required. For travel information, as well as the conference schedule and pricing options, visit leva.org.

ABOUT LEVA

LEVA is a nonprofit corporation committed to improving the quality of video training and promoting the use of state-of-the-art, effective equipment in the law enforcement and emergency services community. Our mission is to serve as a key resource to the global public safety community by focusing on the needs of video production and forensic imaging disciplines by providing opportunities for professional development through quality training and informational exchange. We make a positive contribution to a more competent public safety establishment. Find out more at leva.org.

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Tightrope Media Systems Appoints Magna Systems & Engineering as Distributor in Australia and New Zealand

ST. PAUL, Minn. — June 6, 2013 — Tightrope Media Systems, a provider of innovative digital signage, broadcast automation, and video server solutions, today announced it has appointed Magna Systems & Engineering as its new distributor in Australia and New Zealand. Magna will concentrate on Tightrope’s broadcast products, including the ZEPLAY slow-motion instant-replay system and the Cablecast family of all-in-one video servers and broadcast automation software.

“ZEPLAY is ideal for live events because a single ZEPLAY unit can store up to 160 hours of HD footage — 40 hours per channel — all enclosed in a 4-RU, 21-inch deep chassis, making it perfect for flypacks and mobile production,” said Barry Pegg, engineering manager for Magna Systems & Engineering. “ZEPLAY also provides macro programmable GPI inputs and outputs, so users can run tally and easily integrate with existing production systems. The controller also features a T-bar that allows users to play a clip at plus or minus 200 percent speed, and a jog/shuttle wheel with magnetic stops for tactile control. ZEPLAY’s unique software interface allows users to customize and save layouts for a more optimized and efficient workflow. All in all, it’s a very powerful and clever unit.”

“We are very pleased to have a strong distributor and integrator in the Australia/New Zealand region,” said Jay Kirtley, vice president of sales and business development for Tightrope. “Magna Systems & Engineering has a fine reputation for sales and customer support, so it’s the perfect company to introduce Tightrope solutions to customers in the region.”

Further information about Tightrope Media Systems and the company’s products is available at www.trms.com.

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About Magna Systems & Engineering
Started in 1968, Magna Systems & Engineering is a seasoned company originating from the early days of television in Australia, bringing together high-level expertise from senior engineering professionals. The company has a very select position in the marketplace of suppliers to the broadcast and communications industry. Magna Systems & Engineering supplies individual products to plug into existing systems from a prestigious range of more than 60 quality brands and operates in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Indonesia with a common philosophy for all entities — “a company big on experience, but with the attention to detail of a specialist operation.” Visit magnasys.tv for more information.

About Tightrope Media Systems
Founded in 1997 and trusted by thousands of users worldwide, Tightrope Media Systems offers turnkey solutions for the digital signage and broadcast markets. Tightrope’s award-winning digital signage solution, Carousel, is a complete hardware and software solution for installations ranging from one display to thousands. Using an intuitive, Web-based interface, Carousel simplifies the creation, management, and delivery of content. The ZEPLAY instant replay platform for sports delivers slow-motion replays that have seen action on hundreds of hours of live production in the field. Finally, the industry-leading Cablecast product delivers complete automation for TV stations. With the all-in-one Cablecast system, users can easily manage and automate their operations directly from a Web browser. More information is available at trms.com.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owner.

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