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Vaddio Appoints TOTAL Marketing West as Manufacturer Rep for Rockies Region

Vaddio, the global leader in robotic PTZ cameras and camera control systems, has appointed TOTAL Marketing West, a division of Texas-based TOTAL Marketing, as its manufacturer rep firm for the Rockies region representing Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, effective June 1, 2013.

“This is an amazing opportunity for TOTAL and the Partners we support in the Southwest,” said Darcy Harrell, CEO of TOTAL Marketing. “Vaddio is one of the industry’s premier brands with a reputation for best-in-class products, innovative marketing and commitment to the channel. We are thrilled to represent Vaddio and look forward to growing the brand’s recognition and reach in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.”

As the new strategic partner for Vaddio, TOTAL Marketing West provides AV and IT integrators with best-in-class sales and technical support, training, communication and channel development – acting as the local sales and marketing, tech support and training staff for Vaddio.

“We are excited to partner with TOTAL Marketing West to assist in channel development strategies in the Rocky Mountain region,” explained Vaddio VP of Sales, Tom Mingo. “TOTAL Marketing West boasts a proven track record of high quality channel sales that Vaddio is proud to be associated with. They will help to continue our deployment of broadcast-quality products used in the corporate AV, House of Worship, Higher Education and UC marketplaces.”

For more information on TOTAL Marketing West 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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Women in CE Announces Conference Agenda With Two New Sessions for Second Annual Career Enhancement Forum

‘Empower Your Entrepreneurial Spirit’ Forum to Feature New ‘Enstitute’ Session and ‘Merits of Mentoring’ Panel

LOS ANGELES — June 3, 2013 — Women in Consumer Electronics (CE) today announced the full agenda for “Empower Your Entrepreneurial Spirit,” the second annual Women in CE Career Enhancement Forum, which will take place June 25 at the start of CE Week. The Forum returns to the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City and will deliver a full day of sessions, topics, workshops, and keynote speakers that relate to career enhancement for all corporate, small business, and entrepreneurial women pursuing a career in consumer electronics. The agenda now features a new “Enstitute” session and adds “The Merits of Mentoring” panel.

Enstitute, a nonprofit, apprenticeship-based educational experience that turns startups and small businesses into classrooms, will be presented by its co-founder Shaila Ittycheria. In the session, Ittycheria will explore this new, revolutionary learn-by-doing education model that results in jobs. She will discuss how the failures she witnessed firsthand as a hiring manager inspired the ideas behind Enstitute, the significant development its program participants have demonstrated, and the overall implications of what it means for the career ecosystem.

The Women in CE mentoring program is one of the organization’s greatest benefits. As such, a power panel on mentoring has been assembled to reinforce the organization’s mission and the importance of mentorship for professional development. Deena Ghazaria, vice president of sales and strategy for Monster Inc., will moderate the panel. Joining Ghazaria as panelists will be Jeannette Howe, executive director of Specialty Electronics Nationwide; Katy Papadopoulos, director of all things creative for SheLuvsTech; Petro Shimonishi, global business team leader, headphones, at D&M Holdings Inc.; and Andrea Smith, an award-winning news and technology journalist.

“We are very excited to add Shaila and our distinguished group of mentoring panelists to the lineup for this year’s Career Enhancement Forum. Their contributions will not only strengthen our message of entrepreneurship, but will also stress the importance of mentorship in fueling success,” said Carol Campbell, founder of Women in CE. “Thanks to Enstitute and the mentoring panel, together with our other featured workshops and distinguished speakers, our Forum is shaping up to be a truly monumental event.”

The Forum’s opening keynote speaker is Kay Koplovitz, founder of USA Networks and former chair to President Bill Clinton’s bipartisan National Women’s Business Council. Koplovitz is also the co-creator of Springboard Enterprises, an organization that selects, trains, and presents women-led companies to raise venture capital.

As part of the program’s featured workshops, Springboard Enterprises co-founder Amy Millman will moderate the Dolphin Tank”, a supportive business-pitch platform for exchanging feedback and ideas. Panelists will be Angela Lee, founder of 37 Angels Investment Network; Sandra Kresch, president of PSD International; Debra Filtzer, director of small business marketing at American Express Merchant Services; and Sandra Benedetto, director of product management at THX Ltd.

Returning to lead a featured workshop is Sam Horn, ideapreneur and author of “POP! Create the Perfect Pitch, Title and Tagline for Anything.” She will present “OWN IT! How to Give and Get the Respect You Deserve,” which will address tangible systems and approaches that can help people communicate with confidence to increase influence, authority, and results.

Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and best-selling author of “Knowing Your Value,” will deliver the Forum’s closing keynote remarks. Brzezinski will discuss concepts from her book, which addresses perceptions of value and how successful women today have achieved their deserved recognition and financial worth in the workplace.

The one-day “Empower Your Entrepreneurial Spirit” Career Enhancement Forum will start at 10 a.m. with an opening networking breakfast. The event wraps up with a book signing by Brzezinski and a closing networking reception starting at 5:15 p.m.

Hosted by Women in CE, an industry organization that promotes the advancement of women in the consumer electronics industry, the Forum is open to all professional women working in all segments of the CE industry, including manufacturers, major retailers, specialty retailers, suppliers, integrators, distributors, manufacturers’ representatives, buying groups, and consultants.

For more information and to register for the Women in CE “Empower Your Entrepreneurial Spirit” Career Enhancement Forum, please visit www.womenince.org.

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Women in CE is an interactive community created to provide women in the consumer electronics industry an environment promoting networking and professional growth through the development of relationships and new opportunities. Additional information about membership benefits and how to join is available at www.WomenInCE.org.

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Discover Video Introduces Live Streaming App for iPad®

WALLINGFORD, CT – June 03, 2013 – Discover Video, LLC (www.discovervideo.com), a leader in video streaming products and solutions, today announced “Streamsie” a new video streaming app for iPads. Streamsie instantly sends live video from Apple iPad to the Discover Video DEVOS or Arcus system, or to virtually any Flash-compatible live streaming server or CDN. The video stream can be viewed by anyone on a PC, Mac, tablet, or smartphone.

While Streamsie is great for consumers, it is also designed to be part of the Discover Video DEVOS ecosystem. DEVOS is a streaming server and portal available for on-site installation or as a cloud-based solution that allows organizations to deliver live and on-demand video. DEVOS is popular with educational institutions, and Streamsie can be used as a very low cost encoder for capturing classroom lectures, live events, or even live sports. Streamsie joins Discover Video’s award winning “DVME” as another way to capture live and on-demand content.

“Our customers have been asking for live streaming from iOS” said Rich Mavrogeanes, Discover Video CEO. “Schools want to use iPad for morning announcements, corporations want to provide live, mobile, just-in-time training, and others want to broadcast live events while on the road. The applications are just endless.”

Streamsie is the first high quality live video streaming App that supports long duration in-sync audio/video and it is not tethered to a just one video distribution system. This allows Streamsie to be used with Discover Video’s platforms, but also with Akamai, Limelight, Edgecast and other CDN’s, and with customer’s live streaming servers such as Adobe FMS, Wowza, Helix, and others. It supports “autorotation”, allowing you to stream in both landscape or portrait mode automatically and supports a wide selection of streaming rates and resolutions.

Streamsie costs only $9.95 from iTunes store. It joins the free Discover Video DVUploader App for iOS that compresses and uploads recorded camera video.

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OXFORD LIMITER RELEASED FOR AAX + JUNE PROMO – 40% OFF SONNOX ENHANCE

OXFORD, UK: Sonnox has released the Oxford Limiter plug-in for Avid’s AAX format. Sonnox Sales & Marketing Manager, Nathan Eames reports, “The demand for AAX plug-ins has been growing exponentially, as the Pro Tools HDX user-base expands. Our design group continues to work diligently on developing 64-bit AAX versions for the forthcoming Pro Tools 11. The work is time consuming, but absolute accuracy is paramount, to bring these much loved classics to the HDX platform.”

To mark the release of the Oxford Limiter (AAX), Sonnox is offering its Enhance Collection throughout the month of June with a discount of 40%. The Sonnox Enhance Collection contains three popular Oxford plug-ins – Limiter, Inflator and Transient Modulator – whose combined punch can greatly enhance any mix. While all three plug-ins are available in AAX format, they are also compatible with other plug-in formats – TDM, RTAS, Audio Units and VST.

For more information on the Sonnox Enhance Collection and to watch a demo of the three plug-ins in action, visit: http://bit.ly/enhance40

Photo: Sonnox AAX Limiter Screen Shot

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For information on Sonnox Oxford Plug-ins please visit: www.sonnox.com

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TV One Introduces Breakthrough CORIOmaster mini The industry’s first compact all-in-one videowall processor

ERLANGER, KY, June 3, 2013— TV One (www.tvone.com), a leading designer and manufacturer of cutting-edge video and multimedia processing equipment introduces the CORIOmaster mini, the industry’s first compact all-in-one videowall processor.

The new CORIOmaster mini fits up to 12 High Density Universal DVI or HDBaseT ports within a breakthrough 1 RU frame. This allows users to design full-scale 3×3 video walls while eliminating a rack’s worth of discrete video components. The efficient CORIOmaster mini saves up to 10X the power required to drive complex video walls.

 

The industry’s first compact all-in-one videowall processor

“The radical CORIOmaster mini design allows a 1RU system to perform the full range of demanding videowall processing tasks,” said Sean Burke, President, Nortek Technology Solutions Group. “Like its big brother, the mini achieves stunning performance through the patented TV One Parallel Processing architecture.”

CORIO Parallel Video Processing Architecture tightly joins patented CORIO® video engines with up to 10 independent video processors. This radical design supports up to 26 Billion video matrix calculations per second. To ensure optimal parallel bandwidth, video transfers between the CORIO video layer(s) and video I/O processors occur at an industry-leading 4 Gigabits per second per I/O channel.

This design allows a single all-in-one system to perform the range of video tasks simultaneously, including: real-time video rotations, multi projector edge blending, image warping, transitions, still image store and logo keying. This combination plus the mini’s software upgradeability ensures that customers maximize the long-term value of their video wall investment.

The CORIOmaster mini delivers Real Time Video Quality with a less than two frame signal delay from input to output regardless of video resolution and frame rates. Only CORIO technology can massively parallelize video tasks to deliver the highest quality video possible at ultra-low latency.

Complementing the processing skills of the mini is an unparalleled I/O versatility. Universal DVI I/O modules support the full range of analog and digital formats as well as universal conversion to virtually any HD or PC resolution. The CORIOmaster mini design further supports HDBaseT, 3G/HD/SD-SDI and future Cross-Fade and 4K output modules. This versatility gives users unmatched flexibility to configure the mini to meet every video wall need.

The CORIOmaster mini base unit has a Manufacturer’s suggested Retail Price of $10,995. Come see the NEW CORIOmaster mini on demonstration and display at the TV One booth # 3931.

Please visit www.nortekinc.com for more information

OXFORD LIMITER RELEASED FOR AAX + JUNE PROMO – 40% OFF SONNOX ENHANCE

OXFORD, UK: Sonnox has released the Oxford Limiter plug-in for Avid’s AAX format. Sonnox Sales & Marketing Manager, Nathan Eames reports, “The demand for AAX plug-ins has been growing exponentially, as the Pro Tools HDX user-base expands. Our design group continues to work diligently on developing 64-bit AAX versions for the forthcoming Pro Tools 11. The work is time consuming, but absolute accuracy is paramount, to bring these much loved classics to the HDX platform.”

To mark the release of the Oxford Limiter (AAX), Sonnox is offering its Enhance Collection throughout the month of June with a discount of 40%. The Sonnox Enhance Collection contains three popular Oxford plug-ins – Limiter, Inflator and Transient Modulator – whose combined punch can greatly enhance any mix. While all three plug-ins are available in AAX format, they are also compatible with other plug-in formats – TDM, RTAS, Audio Units and VST.

For more information on the Sonnox Enhance Collection and to watch a demo of the three plug-ins in action, visit: http://bit.ly/enhance40

Photo: Sonnox AAX Limiter Screen Shot

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For information on Sonnox Oxford Plug-ins please visit: www.sonnox.com

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VMP Launches 19-Inch, 27U Rack Enclosure at 2013 InfoComm

STEVENSVILLE, Md., June 3, 2013 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the commercial, security, residential, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce the launch of the ER-EN27 19-inch Equipment Rack Enclosure at InfoComm 2013, held in Orlando, Fla. from June 12-14 at the Orange County Convention Center, booth 5052. Scheduled to ship in June 2013, the ER-EN27 has an MSRP of $859.00.

“The cost-effective, portable, and fully welded ER-EN27 will also be available as an 18U unit and has been designed for installations where protected components are a necessity,” explained Keith Fulmer, president of VMP. “The ER-EN27, which comes complete with integrated cooling fans and lockable, removable side panels (with optional locks), allows for the organization of multiple electronic components, while at the same time protecting them from thermal issues, as well as damage or theft.”

The ER-EN27 also comes preloaded with five EIA Standard 2U vented shelves and five 2U blanks, and works with all standard 19-inch rack equipment and accessories. Rugged and sturdy, the ER-EN27 has welded steel construction and a black powder coat finish.

Additional ER-EN27 specifications include:
- 27U Rack Enclosure – 600mm x 600mm
- Rails threaded with standard 10-32 threading
- Adjustable front and rear rails
- Vented top and bottom
- Pre-installed cooling fans
- Top and bottom cable routing knockouts
- Reversible hinged front and rear doors
- Casters and leveling feet
- ER-EN27E – Same as above except without preloaded shelves and blanks

“The ER-EN27 has been designed for use with a multitude of audio, video and communication components,” added Fulmer. “With numerous shelved and a sturdy weight capacity of 1,000 lbs., the installer and end-user has a tremendous amount of available space to make for a fully mobile, fully enclosed AV rack system.”

For more information on the ER-EN27, please visit www.videomount.com or call toll free 877-281-2169. If you need help choosing the right mount for your application, try the Video Mount Finder at www.chooseamount.com.

About Video Mount Products
Born in 1994, Video Mount Products (VMP) is a leading provider of mounting solutions for the A/V, communication and security industries. VMP products consistently offer the latest designs in safety and flexibility, all at an outstanding value. VMP’s product offering continues to grow by adding mounting systems to address the increasing popularity of flat panel technology, both LCD and Plasma, as well as other growing segments across many markets.

VMP has become the mounting systems company of choice for professionals and their customers everywhere. All products have been engineered for and installed with confidence in thousands of residences, businesses, hotels, restaurants, schools, hospitals, houses of worship and security applications throughout the world. VMP prides itself on providing the best products in the industry and by supporting those products with knowledgeable professionals who understand that “support” is the core of the business.

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New D1000 Decoder From Visionary Solutions Optimizes IPTV Delivery

Professional Decoder Supports SDI, HDMI(R), and DVI Outputs, Ensuring Cost-Effective Delivery of High-Quality HD Video and Audio

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — June 3, 2013 — Internet Protocol television providers now have a powerful new technology solution for bringing high-definition video and audio content to their viewers. Visionary Solutions, Inc. (VSI) today announced the D1000, a new H.264 and MPEG-2 based decoder that supports SDI (3G/HD/SD), HDMI(R), and DVI outputs with resolutions from 480i up to 1080p60. The D1000 bridges the gap between expensive IRDs and consumer STBs, offering IPTV operators an end-to-end solution for streaming 1080p60 video and audio content affordably.

“The D1000 is an exciting innovation for the IPTV market, where delivering fast, best-in-class HD video and audio at a cost-effective price point is vital to success,” said Jordan Christoff, VSI president and co-founder. “As IPTV operators continuously strive to improve their video and audio output, the D1000 offers the perfect balance of reliability, flexibility, high performance, and quality.”

The D1000 supports VSI’s widely deployed encoder series, which supplies exceptional performance and superior picture quality. After receiving H.264 or MPEG-2 audio and video content from a VSI encoder, the decoder outputs the content in real time into a high-quality 1080p, 1080i, or 720p HD stream at the lowest possible bit rate. The high-performance decoder is also able to ensure exceptional audio quality by supporting a wide range of audio standards, including AAC, MPEG-1/2, and optionally AC3.

Utilizing the D1000, operators can efficiently deliver professional-quality HD video and audio over IP networks at a very reasonable price point. The D1000 decoder is ideal for a wide range of markets, including broadcast, entertainment, enterprise, education, healthcare, and government, and offers an unmatched level of flexibility when compared with existing decoding technologies.

“Since expanding into the IPTV arena in 2004, Visionary Solutions has proven to be a pioneer in real-time transport of video over IP networks, and the D1000 marks the next milestone in those efforts,” Christoff added.

The D1000 works seamlessly with all VSI encoders and features a high-density, compact design that enables it to be housed in the same MP1700 or MPP200 chassis system as other VSI blade encoders, dramatically reducing operational costs and rackspace requirements. Additionally, an HTTP API allows easy integration with third-party middleware systems.

VSI will demonstrate the advanced capabilities and features of the D1000 at InfoComm 2013, booth 2431, June 12-14 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

More information about Visionary Solutions, Inc. is available at www.vsicam.com.

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About Visionary Solutions, Inc. (www.vsicam.com)
Visionary Solutions, Inc. (VSI) develops and manufactures open-standard solutions that harness the power and flexibility of IP networks to deliver real-time video and audio. With a passion for innovation and customer service, VSI provides outstanding products recognized for their value, performance, versatility, and quality. VSI products support the industry’s latest technology standards, including H.264, making the company a trusted partner for solutions in the enterprise, education, government, house of worship, entertainment, healthcare, and broadcast markets. VSI sets the industry standard for high-quality video transport over IP networks.

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Atlona to Offer Manufacturers’ Training Session at InfoComm 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 3, 2013 — Atlona(R) today announced that the company will conduct a training session at InfoComm 2013 in Orlando, Fla. The session, titled “Successful Mixed-Format Installations,” will be held on Thursday, June 13, from 3-4:30 p.m. in room W221D of the Orange County Convention Center. Attendees will be eligible for one InfoComm CTS-RU credit.

During the session, Atlona will teach attendees the best practices for hybrid analog and digital systems. The session will discuss converting, splitting, and routing of both digital to analog and analog to digital. The challenges of mixed-format systems, typical mixed-format systems, and Atlona solutions will also be covered during the presentation.

“As today’s commercial AV installations continue to evolve, users, installers, and integrators are seeking new ways to create flexible, cost-effective systems that can fulfill their multiformat requirements,” said Bill Schripsema, CTS(R) and commercial product manager at Atlona. “We look forward to discussing proven methodologies and real-world case studies from education, enterprise, and a wide-range of corporate settings that will empower attendees to implement more successful mixed-format installations in any commercial environment.”

For more information on how to register for Atlona’s InfoComm 2013 training session, please visit: http://bit.ly/Ze9kTw.

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About Atlona(R)
Atlona(R) is a leading provider of innovative, reliable AV and IT connectivity solutions. Since 2003, the company has been designing and engineering award-winning products for a diverse range of residential and commercial AV and IT markets, including education, business, government, entertainment, and healthcare.

Atlona’s products and services enable system designers, integrators, consultants, and installers to simplify installation, minimize maintenance, and maximize the versatility of premier automated control solutions. Atlona’s vision is simple: deliver customer-driven products designed and developed with the features, performance, and reliability that industry leaders demand; and deliver the best value in the industry.

More information about Atlona is available at www.atlona.com.

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LDS Conference Center Makes Sound Improvements with L-ACOUSTICS

Poll Sound enhances audio reinforcement with new KARAi, SB18i and KIVA arrays

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Salt Lake City’s 21,000-seat LDS Conference Center, the main meeting hall for conferences of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and summer and Christmas holiday home to the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir, recently expanded its L-ACOUSTICS sound reinforcement system with the addition of new KARAi, SB18i and KIVA arrays. more

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