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Casio Launches Extra Value Warranty Program for Entire Portfolio of Lampfree Projectors

DOVER, NJ, August 15, 2013 – Casio America, Inc. a leading manufacturer of projection technology, announced today the launch of a new Extra Value Warranty Program for its portfolio of LampFree projectors. The purchase program offers a one-year or two-year extension for up to a total of five years of coverage for parts and labor. This new extended warranty is available for purchase at any time during the original warranty period and applies to the Signature, Short Throw, SLIM and Pro series of projectors.

“The launch of the Extra Value Warranty Program demonstrates our commitment to providing consumers with high-quality, industry-leading LampFree projectors,” said Matt Mustachio, general manager of Casio’s Business Projector Division. “With this new program, Casio has made one of the industry’s best warranties even better. It allows consumers to purchase LampFree projectors with the assurance that they will receive reliable, long-term operation.”

Casio’s original warranty program offered three years parts and labor coverage and several of the models offered a warranty on the LASER & LED Hybrid Light Source for up to five years or 10,000 hours. Depending on which option the consumer chooses, the Extra Value Warranty extends the standard parts & labor coverage for up to two additional years after the standard warranty ends.

For consumers who use Casio’s LampFree projectors frequently – ten hours per day for five or more days per week – Casio also offers Extended Use Applications. The standard light source warranty is one year or 6,000 hours, but with the Extended Use Application, consumers can purchase a two year Light Source Extended warranty, which will provide three years parts and labor and three years or 15,000 hours on the light source.

Extended warranties are available for purchase through Casio’s Authorized Dealer and Reseller Network. Depending on the model, the extended warranty price ranges from $100.00 to $360.00.

For additional information regarding Casio’s portfolio of LampFree™ projectors and our warranty programs, please visit www.CasioProjector.com.

About Casio America, Inc.

Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets
calculators, keyboards, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to fulfill its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit
www.casiousa.com.

 

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Advanced Systems Group, Quantum Reschedule Free Archiving and Storage Strategies Webinar for August 21

EMERYVILLE, CALIF.–Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, and Quantum, a global leader in data management and protection solutions, has rescheduled its free webinar on archiving and tiered storage for Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at 10 a.m. PT.

Designed for smaller workgroups that are considering an archive system, the webinar will explain the benefits of a dedicated archive system and outline a number of applicable strategies and technologies. The presentation will also highlight the new Quantum StorNext AEL500 Mini Archive, an entry-level archive that starts with 30TB of LTO-6 tape capacity and can grow to more than 1PB.

Dave Van Hoy, president of ASG, and Yannick Guillerm, technical advisor for the Quantum StorNext AEL Archives product line, will host the webinar. “Everyone needs archiving, and Quantum’s new StorNext AEL500 Mini lowers the entry point,” explained Van Hoy. “Our webinar will help attendees identify best practices for smaller workgroup workflows.”

Tiered storage and digital archiving address issues associated with overburdened storage systems, unprotected assets, and the expanding number of digital formats. Quantum’s StorNext AEL Archives provide active archiving to LTO tape, automatically migrating content without the cost, space, power consumption, and management overhead of conventional disk. Plus, with built-in data protection and self-healing capabilities, the systems ensure valuable data is available and accessible long-term.

For more information, please visit www.asgllc.com or click here to register.

About ASG:

Advanced Systems Group LLC of Emeryville, Calif., with offices in the Bay Area and Southern California, has provided engineering, systems, integration, support and training to the broadcast, film, creative, and corporate video markets since 1997. With unmatched experience in Apple-based newsroom systems, shared storage, archiving, editing, finishing, and VFX systems, ASG has become one of largest installers of post production and shared storage systems on the West Coast. The ASG team is highly focused on customer success, and has installed and supported more than 185 SANs, production, and post production systems over the last six years. For more information, visit www.asgllc.com or call 510-654-8300.

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Extron Now Shipping All DMP 128 Audio DSP Models

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of all DMP 128 Series audio digital signal processors, including models with Dante™ audio networking, AEC – acoustic echo cancellation, and analog telephone connectivity. The award-winning DMP 128 Series are 12×8 audio mixers featuring Extron ProDSP, automixing, and I/O expansion capabilities. The DMP 128 C P and DMP 128 C P AT are the newest models shipping, and feature POTS – plain old telephone service capability for connection to an analog phone line and handset. The DMP 128 Series offers a configuration approach to DSP that simplifies mixing, routing, conferencing, and room optimization. Quick and intuitive configuration using the DSP Configurator Software allows the DMP 128 to be installed in very little time, with easy-to-learn adjustments that can be heard in real-time. more

David Perry Puts HARMAN’s Soundcraft Si Expression 3 to the Test

BUFFALO, New York – Professional audio engineer David Perry recently purchased a HARMAN Soundcraft Si Expression 3 mixing console for use on a variety of regional events. A member of Buffalo, New York-based systems integration firm Ronco Specialized Systems and freelance broadcast engineer, Perry has already put the Si Expression 3 to the test this summer, using it for a variety of functions, including music festivals, corporate events and “Taste of Buffalo,” the second-largest food festival in the United States.

In addition to his position as Shop Manager with Ronco, Perry works as a freelance broadcast engineer for CBS Sports and NBC Sports, handling a lot of golf and football telecasts. “I’ve been doing sound since I was 13 years old and I still love working on all kinds of projects,” he said.
In May 2012, Perry purchased a Soundcraft Vi1 console, and his positive experience with the Vi1 compelled him to purchase the Si Expression 3. “I was predominantly an analog guy until I bought the Vi1,” Perry said. “I bought MADI cards for the Vi1 and added a mini CAT5 snake as well. I really loved the quality and ease of use of the Vi1.”

To date, Perry’s experience with the Si Expression 3 has been equally positive. “Out of the box, using the Si Expression was a snap,” he said. “I plan on adding a mini stagebox to the console as well to give me even more flexibility.”

“You really can’t beat the Si Expression: the footprint is small and it’s equally ideal for use at front-of-house and for monitors,” Perry concluded.

For more information on Ronco Specialized Systems, please visit www.roncospecialized.com

HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 14,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.3 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Revolabs Appoints NewComm Technologies as Its Manufacturer’s Representative for Mid-Atlantic Region

SUDBURY, Mass. — Aug. 15, 2013 — In a strategic move to continue building a strong partner focus within the pro A/V reseller and consultant communities, Revolabs Inc. today announced that the company has appointed NewComm Technologies as its manufacturer’s representative for the Mid-Atlantic United States. Under the agreement, NewComm will act as an extension of Revolabs’ sales team — providing sales, technical support, and training for Revolabs’ entire line of wireless audio solutions for unified communications.

“We are pleased with the addition of Revolabs to our esteemed line of exclusive manufacturers,” said Dave Francis, president of NewComm Technologies. “The company is a pioneer in the unified communications space, and their wireless microphone and telephony offering delivers a wide array of the highest quality audio solutions. With the inclusion of Revolabs, NewComm Technologies will offer a comprehensive bundle of superior products to meet our customers’ demanding audio needs.”

Based in Lititz, Pa., NewComm Technologies will represent the Revolabs Executive Elite(TM), Executive HD(TM), Solo(TM), Fusion(TM), and xTag(TM) lines of wireless microphone systems and accessories — along with innovative new conferencing solutions such as the Revolabs FLX(TM) and FLX VoIP wireless conference phones — to its reseller, integrator, and consultant network throughout Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Southern New Jersey, Central and Eastern Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.

“With their industry knowledge, experience, and long-term relationships, NewComm Technologies will play a pivotal role as Revolabs continues to expand its presence in the U.S.,” said Curtiss Singleton, Revolabs director of sales, the Americas. “In searching to fill this role, many of our A/V partners in the Mid-Atlantic pointed to NewComm Technologies as our best choice when it comes to building solid partner relationships, while constantly offering top-shelf service and support. We’re very excited to have Dave and his team representing Revolabs.”

More information about Revolabs is available at www.revolabs.com.

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About Revolabs
Revolabs Inc. is the premier provider of wireless audio solutions for unified communications, enterprise collaboration, and professional audio applications across a wide range of markets. Offering unmatched audio quality that allows users to “hear every word,” the company’s wireless conferencing and microphone systems are utilized across the globe for a variety of applications, from webcasts and video conferencing to podcasts and broadcasting. Combining the ultimate in flexibility with sleek, stylish form factors, Revolabs solutions cut the cord, facilitating natural mobility by allowing participants to move about a workspace and still be heard, without being held back by wires. Leading the way in innovation, the company continues to add to its portfolio of value-added audio and telephony systems with superior products. Revolabs systems are secure (encrypted), rechargeable (environmentally friendly), and GSM-impervious. The company is headquartered in Sudbury, Mass., and can be reached at +1-800-326-1088 or www.revolabs.com.

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Vaddio Cameras Enrich Learning Experience for Health Science Students at Elon University

Widely acclaimed for its engaged learning model, the venerable Elon University in North Carolina stayed true to its mission in 2012 when it renovated a newly acquired building to house its expanded School of Health Sciences. A state-of-the-art audiovisual system takes faculty/student interaction to new heights for students enrolled in Elon’s Physician Assistant and Doctor of Physical Therapy programs.

When Elon acquired the former Smithfield Foods building adjacent to the main campus, the stately brick facility required substantial renovation to serve its intended academic purpose. As part of the massive project, university trustees approved the installation of an integrated audiovisual system to create a more collaborative environment for teachers and students.

“They’ve really done a great job with this,” said integrator Brian Cox of Audio & Light, which worked with Elon University’s campus technology department to create an affordable, high-quality installation. “Each skills laboratory room contains at least a pair of Vaddio HD-19 pan/tilt/zoom cameras, a ceiling-mounted projector and multiple LCD screens, all operated by a Crestron systems controller.”

The extensive system installed at Elon University’s School of Health Sciences revolves around Vaddio cameras. Cox says choosing Vaddio was easy for several reasons.

“We wanted to use a high-definition camera, and it had to be a pan/tilt/zoom model,” he said. “Vaddio is known for its reliability, and it’s made in the USA so Vaddio also can service the equipment if necessary. Elon’s system was designed to meet their unique requirements and their budget. Vaddio proved to be the best value, overall.”

STUDENTS USE VIDEO TO CRITIQUE THEIR OWN PERFORMANCE
The 30 Vaddio cameras used in the Elon’s School of Health Sciences foster peer and faculty engagement. From the anatomy lab to the physical therapy skills lab, high-definition cameras record every classroom interaction and allow students to watch their own and others’ work from a detached point of view. This new perspective makes it easier to identify what they’re doing wrong and, perhaps more importantly, what they’re doing right so they don’t squander precious time practicing skills they’ve already mastered. Instead, students can focus on areas of improvement.

For example, when a physician assistant student is learning how to listen to heart and lung sounds, precise stethoscope placement on the patient’s chest and back is crucial. Each time a student performs a physical examination on a patient, a Vaddio camera installed in the room records the interaction, downloads it to a PC and archives it for later viewing. This helps students see whether or not they’re positioning the stethoscope correctly and enables them to watch their proficiency increase over the course of the program.

“As I understand it, these videos actually become part of the student’s academic record,” Cox said. “Faculty members can review the videos with the student to point out where they may need to improve and where they’re doing things right.”

But recording archival footage isn’t the only use for the in-lab cameras. They also capture real-time teaching moments for sharing with the group. In the anatomy lab, instructors can use the cameras to zoom in on a student’s dissection work and send the video out to all 18 wall-mounted monitors for other students to see. If a student has correctly differentiated between an artery and a vein in the donor patient’s arm, for example, the other students can simply view this image on a monitor instead of walking over to see it in person. Better yet, students can compare the video on the monitor to the actual anatomy in front of them in order to improve their own ability to identify these structures. In this way, technology helps students learn from each other.

TECHNOLOGY ELEVATES THE TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Of course, peer-to-peer learning doesn’t constitute the full extent of the robust education Elon provides its health sciences students. As with any higher education program, students in the physician assistant and physical therapist programs rely heavily on instruction from faculty members. The audiovisual system, and the Vaddio cameras in particular, elevate the educational experience while making it highly engaging.

The problem of students at the back of the classroom being unable to see the material being presented up front has been around almost since schools were invented. Elon’s sophisticated audiovisual system overcomes this problem by enabling faculty members to use a PC to project instructional material not only to a screen at the front but to the many wall-mounted monitors in each lab. Since each learner has easy access to a large screen nearby, the information is easily viewed and noted.

Cameras allow instructors to broadcast their own demonstration of, say, how to properly manipulate the knee joint during a rehabilitation session. Physical therapy students working concurrently with their own patients can watch the monitors to see how the teacher performs the skill and then immediately begin practicing it. The instructor can pan, tilt or zoom the Vaddio camera to capture the skill demonstration from many angles to give students keener perspective. The cameras also can be used to capture a student’s effort for later review or for instant broadcast to the rest of the class for teaching purposes. This system fosters instructional engagement between student peers and teachers for a collaborative learning experience. It’s also a very efficient teaching method. Having viewed the instructor’s demonstration of a skill, students can maximize practice time as the teacher then moves around the room to provide individualized instruction.

ENRICHED LEARNING THROUGH TECHNOLOGY EQUALS STUDENT WIN
It’s hard to underestimate the value to a student of being able to watch his or her own performance from an outside viewpoint. The ability to visually critique one’s own movements or actions can lead to the “ah-ha” moment that quickly propels learning forward. If a physical therapy student has struggled to perform a certain limb rotation, for example, viewing a tape of the patient encounter might show the problem is as simple as the student’s body positioning in relation to the patient. It’s much easier for students to grasp the nature of the problem when they can see it with their own eyes, instead of relying on a description from an observer.

Because Vaddio’s HD-19 PTZ cameras can capture and record multiple angles in Elon’s many health sciences labs, students and faculty benefit from a rich, high-quality learning environment. True to Elon University’s mission to be a leader in engaged learning, this high-tech approach to teaching future physician assistants and physical therapists promotes a high level of peer and faculty interaction.

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Calibre UK celebrates 25 years milestone

Calibre UK announces their celebration of 25 years of success in the electronics design, creation, manufacture and delivery of innovative processing, image scaling, scan conversion and LCD electronics products to market.

In celebrating 25 years of success, Tim Brooksbank, Chairman at Calibre UK commented: “Achieving this milestone has been immense fun. We’ve sold a lot of great products and have built some valued relationships. Here’s to the next 25 years.”

Founded on 8 August 1988, Calibre UK established itself as a small business in the technology and software sector and quickly built a reputation for electronics excellence.

25 years of electronics excellence

Calibre UK originally designed and manufactured custom test equipment for CRT monitor and television factories, primarily for automated picture analysis and calibration on production lines. This spun out initial product lines such as I2C-Bus development and associated test tools. In the early 1990s Calibre UK progressed to making specialist CRT video displays for the oil and gas industries as well as for general industrial purposes – a key market being displays for remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) as well as specialist security and surveillance projects such as the Dartford River Crossing.

In the mid 1990s, Calibre UK introduced its very first video processor to market. This was a deinterlacer and format converter for use on the then-common Gem80 industrial programmable logic controller, which had a unique video output format incompatible with most computer displays.

Around this time Calibre UK was also the first British company to market with a high-resolution LCD flat panel display capable of showing live video. This was Calibre UK’s second true video processing and scaling product, developed in-house and able to de-interlace and scale PAL or NTSC to the 640×480 progressive format that at that time considered high resolution for the newly emerging TFT-LCD technology. Additionally, a range of specialist LCD driver boards was developed for industrial, medical and military needs, a market Calibre UK is still active in.

Also in the mid 1990’s other manufacturers’ products were also sold on a distribution basis, particularly those from US scaler manufacturers Folsom Research and PC Video Conversion.

Calibre UK then progressed to designing and manufacturing its own scalers, initially for the emerging LED videowall market, then for specialist projection and medical as well as super-premium home theater.

“Calibre UK’s export success was officially recognised when the company received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade in 2012. Our staff, peers and customers are justifiably proud of the achievement,” adds Brooksbank.

Calibre UK continues its innovation and market development

Today, Calibre UK is a successful, respected and growing UK manufacturer, offering the industry’s most comprehensive range of processors to broadcast and professional audiovisual companies alike throughout the world. Despite the current economic climate, Calibre UK’s continues to expand with further investments being made into R&D through 2013.

Calibre focuses on pro-av, broadcast, medical, military and specialist industrial markets, primarily with video scalers for use as stand-alone devices or inside projectors, specialist displays and endoscopy cameras. Calibre UK is perhaps best known as an OEM manufacturer providing products and technology to several industry leaders in its various markets.

Kramer USA Moves to New Headquarters Facility

Kramer Electronics is pleased to announce the opening of their new United States headquarters facility, the new home for the Kramer USA sales, marketing and product development/support teams. The new facility is located in the Township of Union, in Hunterdon County, NJ; about two miles from the company’s previous US headquarters facility.

Tremendous sales growth along with a strong desire and commitment to further promote the professional AV industry through education, were the key factors for the Kramer USA relocation to this 60,000sq ft building. The new headquarters facility boasts a state of the art training center fully equipped with cutting-edge technology, which will allow for an unparalleled training experience.

“Our sales, marketing, and product teams in the US have grown so much due to the continued success our products have in the market. We had to find a new facility, one that would have the capacity necessary to allow for our continued rapid growth,” stated Dave Bright, President of Kramer USA. “We found the perfect facility to move our headquarters operation to in the US. The new building has a state of the art classroom, which is exactly what we needed to continue our mission to educate people in the Pro AV industry about the key technologies and concepts that will allow them to excel at their jobs and increase their company’s bottom line,” added Bright.

The training center in Kramer’s new headquarters facility will allow a more hands-on and interactive learning environment for students. Amongst many things, Kramer will be using the new training facility to provide Kramer Digital Systems Training (KDST) which can lead to certification as a Kramer Certified Digitalist (KCD). This training is an in-depth examination of the technologies and key principles all Pro AV professionals should know in order to best design, sell, and install profitable digital AV systems. It will focus on real-world Best Practices with a concentration on diagnosing and correcting digital signal flow challenges in both the design and installation phases. Accreditation, which includes a certificate and permission to use and display the KCD logo, will be awarded upon passing an open-book examination on the material presented during the training. Attendance at this training also earns the student valuable InfoComm Renewal Units.

“Our expansion to this new facility validates Kramer’s commitment to the Pro AV market. We will continue to develop and sell reliable, high quality signal management and processing products for this market. We will also continue to provide and expand upon our valuable education programs which cover the important technologies and concepts that permeate the market in this new ‘Digital Pro AV age’ we live and work in,” concluded Bright.

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Digital Rapids StreamZHD Encoding System Hits the Road on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

August 15, 2013 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids –- the trusted provider of innovative media transformation and workflow solutions for bringing video to wider audiences — announced today that the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is using Digital Rapids’ StreamZHD encoding system to educate students and deliver online streams of their live productions from its state-of-the-art, mobile audio and HD video recording and production facility.

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit organization that has traveled across the US and Canada for the past 16 years serving as a living legacy to John Lennon by providing young people with free access to hands-on music and video creation. Students and emerging artists alike are afforded the opportunity to create original content alongside today’s most recognized musicians and the team of experienced engineers on board. Through studio tours and workshops — which include celebrity appearances, live performances and live multi-camera video productions streamed online in real time — young musicians can learn how to write, perform, record and produce original songs and music videos. The StreamZHD system encodes high definition source signals into multiple concurrent live output streams ranging from mobile to HD resolutions.

“We want our students to get hands-on experience with the same equipment they’ll encounter in professional studios should they enter the industry, and since we are often producing shows featuring A-list celebrities, quality and reliability are critically important,” said Jeff Sobel, Chief Engineer, The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. “We also needed to be able to stream multi-bitrate video with state-of-the-art codec implementations and have complete control over the streams’ specifications. StreamZHD was recommended to us by our streaming infrastructure partner TodoCast and was by far the best solution that fit our needs.”

“Preparing live and on-demand content for delivery to audiences across multiple platforms and viewing devices is now an intrinsic part of video production workflows, making it an important aspect of educating future video professionals,” said Brent Ross, Director of Sales, North America at Digital Rapids. “We’re thrilled that the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is using StreamZHD not only to bring their live productions to their online audience, but also to train their students on the same premium media transformation solution used by the world’s leading studios and media organizations.”

Digital Rapids’ StreamZHD ingest, encoding and archive systems deliver high-quality, multi-format video capture, encoding, transcoding and streaming in versatile configurations that integrate easily into any professional environment. Offering the industry’s deepest feature set, they provide superior quality, flexibility, format support and efficient automation for transforming media for applications from post production and archive to live and on-demand multi-screen distribution.

The complete range of Digital Rapids solutions will be showcased in booth number 7.F33 at the IBC 2013 exhibition in Amsterdam. For more information about Digital Rapids, please visit www.digitalrapids.com.

About Digital Rapids Corporation — Digital Rapids provides market-leading content transformation and workflow solutions that empower the world’s leading media organizations to reach wider audiences more efficiently, more effectively and more profitably. Recipients of more than two dozen prestigious awards for company and product excellence, Digital Rapids combines innovative technology with proven expertise and visionary insight to help our customers expand their audiences, increase their revenues, and reduce their costs. Digital Rapids Corporation (www.digitalrapids.com) is headquartered in Ontario, Canada with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Australia and Argentina.

About the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus — The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization featuring a state-of-the-art mobile Pro Audio and HD video recording facility that provides hands-on experiences for students of all ages. In its 16th year of touring, the Lennon Bus features the latest audio and video technology, gear and products. The concept began as an offshoot of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, which is dedicated to providing opportunities for both professional and amateur songwriters around the world. The Bus travels across the U.S. and Canada year-round, providing free tours and workshops at schools, retailers, festivals, on tours with headlining artists, and at major industry conferences. A second Bus will provide the same opportunities to songwriters in the U.K. and Europe when it begins traveling abroad in May 2013. The Bus is made possible through the generosity of sponsors including Avid, Apple, Montblanc, Sony, Neutrik, Musician’s Friend, Gibson, Epiphone, NAMM, True Religion, Genelec, Vox, NewTek, TodoCast, Mobile Roadie, Audio-Technica, Ableton, Roland, Boss, JamHub, Sonicbids, Disc Makers, Mackie, Ampeg, Digital Media Academy, Litepanels, Manfrotto, Clear-Com, Anton/Bauer, AJA, New Bay Media, Copperpeace, Apogee, Glyph, Applied Acoustics Systems, McDSP, Native Instruments, IK Multimedia, Noise Industries, iZotope, Slingerland Drums, and Mad Mimi, Boingo, Solid State Logic, and SKB Cases. The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is made possible by an agreement with Yoko Ono Lennon.

ABS Media Technology Expo Announces Seminar Schedule

SEATAC, WA — The 2nd Annual Media Technology Expo (MTE), which begins in Seattle on Oct. 1 at Fremont Studios and concludes at Left Bank Annex in Portland, Ore., on Oct. 3, will feature a full schedule of free educational seminars at both venues. Presented by professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS), the MTE seminar schedule will explore 4K technology, digital media workflows, LED lighting, and more.

“MTE is designed for a variety of video professionals, so our seminar schedule covers a variety of issues,” said Arco Groenenberg, executive vice president and general manager, ABS. “4K is the hot topic for high-end production, for example, but audio and lighting seminars are always in demand. We have a solid program developed with help from some of our exhibitors, and it’s going to be a valuable part of the MTE experience.”

The sessions begin at 11:30 a.m. with an audio seminar presented by Sennheiser, followed by a 4K technology seminar at 1 p.m. from Sony. Extron will focus on control systems at 2:30 p.m., while Harmonic will detail digital media workflows at 4 p.m. Brightline will conclude the program with LED lighting at 5:30 p.m. Both venues will feature the same schedule.

With more than 50 exhibitors, MTE is designed for broadcast and cable, post, government, house of worship, corporate, live event, and independent video production professionals. Sponsors for the venue include Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA), Washington Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (WATOA), Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) Oregon and Washington Chapters, and Access Community Media.

MTE 2013 is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in both locations and offers free registration and free valet parking for all attendees. Registration includes free food and beverages during the show, but space is limited. For registration, vendor information, and full seminar schedule, visit www.mediatechexpo.com.

About ABS:

Based in SeaTac, WA, ABS (Advanced Broadcast Solutions) delivers customized, technologically superior solutions for broadcast, corporate, house of worship, entertainment, government, and educational facilities – from design and integration to installation and support services. Since 1982, its experienced technical staff has installed more than 700 systems for clients including Fisher Communications, Cowles California Media, Real Networks, Cisco Systems, and Microsoft Studios. For more information, call 206-870-0244 or visit www.advancedbroadcastsolutions.com.

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