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KORDZ and D-Tools Renew Partnership

D-Tools System Integrator™ has been enhanced with the full line of KORDZ products, which is available free of charge to current SI users for immediate use and specification

CONCORD, CA – AUGUST 23, 2013 — D-Tools Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software today announced that KORDZ has recently renewed their Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) program partnership with D-Tools. Effective immediately, detailed information on of the entire family of KORDZ products are available in D-Tools product database, better enabling D-Tools System Integrator™ users to specify KORDZ products. Based in Australia and headed by David Meyer, KORDZ has been a frontrunner in HDMI technology for over a decade. In fact, the entire line of KORDZ HDMI cables, extenders and splitters are renowned for their class-leading reliability paired with their proven performance.

As part of their renewed participation in the D-Tools MVP program, detailed information on the entire family of KORDZ products is available within the D-Tools product database, better enabling D-Tools System Integrator™ users to specify KORDZ products. “We’re pleased to renew our partnership with D-Tools, ensuring that our product information is available to the D-Tools SI user community,” said Michael Schaller, Director of Operations for KORDZ. “It is critical for dealers to have the most up-to-date and complete product information available when they are designing their client projects. Not only does the MVP program facilitate this, but our participation in the MVP program benefits the entire integrator community while also helping KORDZ to expand our market reach.”

The D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) program provides system integrators with the most up-to-date product information to over 4,400 companies using D-Tools System Integrator software. D-Tools MVP members are dedicated to helping companies streamline the design process and are committed to making it easier for system integrators and installers to provide accurate, professional proposals to their clients.

“We’re thrilled to have KORDZ renew their MVP Program membership as the System Integrator™ community will benefit from having access to updated and detailed KORDZ product information,” said Adam Stone, President and CEO of D-Tools. “Their vast knowledge and years of experience with HDMI has made KORDZ a leader in the AV industry and their renewal with D-Tools will most certainly enhance the MVP program’s value as a whole.”

About KORDZ
Established in 2003, KORDZ manufactures multi-award winning HDMI cables known for their unprecedented adherence to HDMI compliance (CTS), high performance and demonstrable value for money. The KORDZ® brand of interconnects has quickly grown to a highly reputable level, offering true mid-to-high end performance with a primary focus on proven construction methods and dedication to quality and provable performance. KORDZ Pty Ltd is based in Australia with US offices in Sunnyvale, CA and has developed a strong reputation for its integrity, honesty and quality as a brand of audio visual interconnects and accessories.

About D-Tools, Inc.

D-Tools, founded in 1998 and based in Concord, California, is a worldwide leader in accessible, highly accurate system design and documentation software. The company’s flagship product, System Integrator™ (SI), is a total design solution that utilizes Autodesk® AutoCAD and Microsoft® Visio for comprehensive system design, documentation and project management. D-Tools SI allows residential and commercial integrators to streamline their business processes to increase overall revenues while reducing the time and costs associated with the installation and integration of low-voltage systems. Over 4,400 leading companies use D-Tools software to reduce time and costs and streamline the system integration process. D-Tools is a three time recipient of the Consumer Electronics Association Mark of Excellence Award, Commercial Integrator BEST Award (2011, 2013), multiple recipient of Custom Retailer/Technology Integrator Excite Award (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), Multi-Room Audio Video Awards – Best Installation Aid, National Systems Contractors Association, Sound and Video Contractor Innovations in Technology for Business Productivity Award and CE Pro High Impact Award for Design Software.

For more information, contact D-Tools by calling (866) 386-6571, e-mailing info@d-tools.com, or visiting www.d-tools.com. Follow D-Tools on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DTools and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beatool.

D-Tools Press Contacts: 

Tim Bigoness

D-Tools, Inc.

(925) 270-4102

timb@d-tools.com

www.d-tools.com

 

Katye (McGregor) Bennett

KMB Communications

(425) 328-8640

katye@kmbcomm.com

www.kmbcomm.com

 

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Award-Winning Loudspeaker Manufacturer and Founding MVP Partner Triad Speakers Rejoins the D-Tools MVP Program Enabling Current System Integrator™ Users Free Access to Detailed Product Information

CONCORD, CA – August 23, 2013 — D-Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced that Triad Speakers has once again renewed their partnership in the D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) program. Originally joining the MVP program in 1998, the same year D-Tools was founded, Triad is one of several founding partners of D-Tools.

Based in Portland, Oregon, Triad has been manufacturing high-end custom loudspeakers since 1982. While the company prides itself on offering unique, built-to-order speakers, their lineup of custom speaker solutions provides high-end audiophile sound and performance that unobtrusively blends into the specified environment. Featuring premium components and unparalleled design and build quality, Triad speakers offer not only exceptional sound, but outstanding reliability as well.

“We have enjoyed a valuable, time-honored partnership with D-Tools over the years that has provided us many tangible benefits,” said Paul Teixeira, Director of Marketing for Triad Speakers. “We are excited to renew our MVP partnership and look forward to introducing more of the SI community to our family of products.”

The D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) program is designed to help provide system integrators with the most up-to-date product information to over 4400 companies using D-Tools System Integrator software. D-Tools MVP members are dedicated to helping companies streamline the design process and making it easier for system integrators and installers to provide accurate proposals to their clients.

“Triad Speakers has been the hallmark of high-end custom loudspeakers for some time, and D-Tools’ longstanding history with the company has always proven to be mutually beneficial,” said Adam Stone, President and CEO of D-Tools. “Because of their lengthy tenure as a D-Tools partner and their renowned products and exceptional business standards, we are incredibly pleased to have Triad Speakers provide their full line of product information to the SI community through their MVP Program renewal.”

About Triad Speakers

Established in 1982 by President Larry Pexton (a founding member of CEDIA), Triad Speakers, Inc. is a steadily growing provider of complete loudspeaker solutions for multi-room residential and home theater system applications. A top choice by many custom integrators nationwide, Triad has made significant advancements in the arena of front-channel speakers, surrounds, subwoofers, distributed audio speakers via enclosed in-wall, in-ceiling, on-wall and freestanding designs. Over 80% of Triad’s products are manufactured daily in Portland Oregon, in a pure build to order operation with no work in progress and no finished goods inventory of the US built products. In the 2006 – 2010 Inside Track Supplier Loyalty Tests, Triad ranked #1 in the category of Custom Installation Company.

About D-Tools, Inc.

D-Tools, founded in 1998 and based in Concord, California, is a worldwide leader in accessible, highly accurate system design and documentation software. The company’s flagship product, System Integrator™ (SI), is a total design solution that utilizes Autodesk® AutoCAD and Microsoft® Visio for comprehensive system design, documentation and project management. D-Tools SI allows residential and commercial integrators to streamline their business processes to increase overall revenues while reducing the time and costs associated with the installation and integration of low-voltage systems. Over 4,400 leading companies use D-Tools software to reduce time and costs and streamline the system integration process. D-Tools is a three time recipient of the Consumer Electronics Association Mark of Excellence Award, Commercial Integrator BEST Award (2011, 2013), multiple recipient of Custom Retailer/Technology Integrator Excite Award (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), Multi-Room Audio Video Awards – Best Installation Aid, National Systems Contractors Association, Sound and Video Contractor Innovations in Technology for Business Productivity Award and CE Pro High Impact Award for Design Software.

More information can be obtained by calling (866) 386-6571, e-mailing info@d-tools.com, or visiting D-Tools online at www.d-tools.com. Follow D-Tools on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DTools and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beatool.

D-Tools Press Contacts: 

Tim Bigoness

D-Tools, Inc.

(925) 270-4102

timb@d-tools.com

www.d-tools.com

 

Katye (McGregor) Bennett

KMB Communications

(425) 328-8640

katye@kmbcomm.com

www.kmbcomm.com

 

 

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D-TOOLS 2013 DESIGN AWARD ENTRIES EXTENDED THROUGH AUGUST 30th

Winning D-Tools Design Award submissions will be announced during an award ceremony taking place at CEDIA EXPO, September 27, 2013

CONCORD, CA — August 23, 2013 — D-Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced that the submission deadlines for its annual contest, the Design Awards, has been extended through August 30, 2013. D-Tools is pursuing System Integrator SIX software users’ success stories and project designs that best represent how the platform has positively affected their business and ROI, as a way to showcase not only their efforts but also to demonstrate the benefits of using system integration design-estimation-proposal programs. D-Tools will heavily promote the entrants and winners, providing valuable marketing resources to all who enter.

Sponsored by Vaddio, Anthony Gallo Acoustics, Atlona, Zektor, Vidabox, and Core Brands, Design Awards contest categories include Best Residential, Best Commercial, Most Unique, and Best Overall. Winners will be selected from a diverse group of D-Tools users and chosen by a group compiled of D-Tools product team members and select certified partners. The winning entries will be judged on a number of criteria, including originality, depth and breadth of D-Tools’ software usage, overall system design, and demonstrated proficiency with the platform.

“Every year some of the most distinguished residential and commercial system integrators share their outstanding D-Tools designs and stories with us through the D-Tools Design Awards,” said Adam Stone, President and CEO of D-Tools. “We eagerly await submissions from this annual contest as it provides us incredible insight into how companies are utilizing and succeeding with our solution, and anticipate this year’s group to be the most innovative yet.”

Winning submissions will be awarded prizes from the contest sponsors and D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) partners. Winners will be announced during CEDIA EXPO during a ceremony being held at 3pm on Friday September 27, 2013 in D-Tools booth # 922. D-Tools customers can submit their entries through August 30th by visiting www.d-tools.com/2013designawards or by sending an email to Aaron Stone at aarons@d-tools.com.

About D-Tools, Inc.

D-Tools, founded in 1998 and based in Concord, California, is a worldwide leader in accessible, highly accurate system design and documentation software. The company’s flagship product, System Integrator™ (SI), is a total design solution that utilizes Autodesk® AutoCAD and Microsoft® Visio for comprehensive system design, documentation and project management. D-Tools SI allows residential and commercial integrators to streamline their business processes to increase overall revenues while reducing the time and costs associated with the installation and integration of low-voltage systems. Over 4,400 leading companies use D-Tools software to reduce time and costs and streamline the system integration process. D-Tools is a three time recipient of the Consumer Electronics Association Mark of Excellence Award, Commercial Integrator BEST Award (2011, 2013), multiple recipient of Custom Retailer/Technology Integrator Excite Award (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), Multi-Room Audio Video Awards – Best Installation Aid, National Systems Contractors Association, Sound and Video Contractor Innovations in Technology for Business Productivity Award and CE Pro High Impact Award for Design Software.

More information can be obtained by calling (866) 386-6571, e-mailing info@d-tools.com, or visiting D-Tools online at www.d-tools.com. Follow D-Tools on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DTools and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beatool.

D-Tools Press Contacts: 

Tim Bigoness

D-Tools, Inc.

(925) 270-4102

timb@d-tools.com

www.d-tools.com

 

Katye (McGregor) Bennett

KMB Communications

(425) 328-8640

katye@kmbcomm.com

www.kmbcomm.com 

 

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YCD Multimedia Announces New Version of Cloud-Based Content Management System

New York, August 23, 2013 – YCD Multimedia, a leading global provider of smart digital signage solutions, today announced Version 5.0 of its cloud-based content management system – YCD|CMS SaaS. The new version greatly improves core features while adding new tools, including all new built-in editors, new and enhanced content management with authorizations and remote control, and a host of user interface enhancements.

With the new built-in HTML 5-based editors users can now create and edit layouts, playlists, and schedules right from the CMS for a more efficient workflow and quicker turnaround from authoring to display.

YCD|CMS’s already powerful content management capabilities have been bolstered with a host of remote station control and monitoring features such as real-time playback status, zone, layout, playlist and videowall details, and remote control capabilities such as player restart, weekly/monthly automatic sync and automatic alerts and notifications. Enhanced content management pages now allow users to delete playlists, schedules, and layouts with or without associated media to preserve and optimize player media storage.

Lastly, user interface enhancements of YCD|CMS SaaS solution include keyword search columns in playlist, schedule, layout and package management pages, plus a quick search widget for quickly finding stations and an indication icon for RAMP (YCD’s Retail Advertising and Merchandising Platform).

“YCD|CMS SaaS 5.0 reflects our customers’ requirements for a cost-effective and highly efficient content management system, bringing a higher level of functionality within our platform to better accommodate our customer workflows and business infrastructure,” said Noam Levavi, YCD’s CEO. “The new version is optimized to meet the evolving digital signage needs of various industries, extending our leadership position in the global market in providing digital merchandising and digital ambiance solutions built on effective customer communication.”

YCD|CMS Software as a Service (SaaS) solution addresses authoring, scheduling, managing, and distributing content easily, quickly, and accurately without having to disrupt existing IT or management infrastructure. It uploads ads, promotional messages and dynamic content and creates audio and video playlists. It schedules playback up to a year in advance for any number of locations and ensures synchronized audio and video content playback across multiple screens or locations. In addition to the cloud–based service (SaaS), YCD|CMS is also available as an on-premise solution.

About YCD Multimedia

YCD Multimedia is an industry leader providing corporations and organizations worldwide with advanced digital media solutions and applications within the retail environment, as well as other industries. YCD’s flexible platforms help businesses attract clients, reinforce branding and ensure a measurable impact on their business. YCD’s end-to-end offering combines strategy, professional services and technology to increase profits, optimize product mix and enhance the customer experience. To date, the company has partnered with over 2,000 customers, including Fortune 500 corporations and some of the world’s most recognized brands, such as Burger King, Coca-Cola, Toyota, Estee Lauder, Ferrari, Cartier, and Diesel. Founded in 1999, YCD Multimedia is headquartered in the United States with offices in the United Kingdom and Israel, and has an international network of resellers serving clients around the globe. In October 2011 YCD acquired C-nario, a global provider of digital signage software solutions. For more information, visit www.ycdmultimedia.com

Contact:

David Kanaan
Kanaan Public Relations
Tel.: +972-54-4255307
e-mail: David@KanaanPR.com

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SMPTE Members to Present in Force at IBC2013

Sixty SMPTE Members Representing Wide Array of Industry Sectors Will Make Up 15 Percent of Speakers at IBC2013 Show

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Aug. 22, 2013 — The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that a diverse range of its members will present at the IBC2013 conference in Amsterdam. Representing various elements of the cinema, broadcast, and media technology supply sectors, these 60 SMPTE members will account for roughly 15 percent of IBC2013 speakers. A total of 93 SMPTE members will be exhibiting products and technologies on the expo floor.

“SMPTE members come from all areas of the motion-imaging industry, and they are remarkable in their commitment not only to furthering standards development, but also to educating their colleagues about critical concepts and advances shaping the industry,” said SMPTE Executive Director Barbara Lange. “The sizeable and diverse array of SMPTE members presenting at IBC2013 and other key industry-related events worldwide demonstrates the strength of the society and its value to the industry.”

From the cinema side, IBC2013 presenters will include Wendy Aylsworth of Warner Bros., Andrew Maltz of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, Spencer Stephens of Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Barry Sandrew of Legend Films, among others. From the broadcast side, presenters will include representatives from the BBC, BSkyB, FOX, Globo TV, Disney/ABC/ESPN, ITV, NBC Universal, Turner, ORF, Sky Deutschland Fernsehen, and Channel 4 TV.

On the technology supply front, the conference will feature speakers from Harris Corporation, Snell, Texas Instruments, Oracle Corporation, Harmonic, and Dolby, among other companies, as well as from applied research organizations such as Fraunhofer IIS. SMPTE members presenting at IBC2013 also represent other leading standards bodies and educational institutions including the EBU, IBC, University of Hong Kong (HKU) Faculty of the Arts, Russia’s University of Film and TV, and the Technical University Braunschweig, among others.

Further information about SMPTE is available online at www.smpte.org.

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About the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
The Oscar(R) and Emmy(R) Award-winning Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), a professional membership association, is the worldwide leader in developing and providing motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. An internationally recognized and accredited organization, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the broadband, broadcast, cinema, and IT disciplines. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 650 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines. SMPTE members include motion-imaging executives, engineers, creative and technology professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and students from around the world. Information on joining SMPTE is available at www.smpte.org/join.

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

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IABM Conference Session at IBC2013 to Feature Data and Executive Discussion on Industry Strategy and Valuation

GLOUCESTERSHIRE, U.K. — Aug. 21, 2013 — During IBC2013 in Amsterdam, the IABM (International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers) will host the IABM Conference Session “Broadcast and Media Industry Strategy and Valuation,” presented by IABM Director General Peter White. Scheduled for 8 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, in the Emerald Room at the RAI, the hour-long session will provide an executive summary of the association’s extensive research into the state of the broadcast industry.

The session is designed to provide unique insight into the industry’s future. To that end, White’s presentation will be followed by a discussion among senior executives from well-respected industry organizations, who will analyze and debate key indicators such as the industry’s annual valuation and growth, the specific sectors promising further growth, and the impact of IT-based technologies on investment and workflow.

John Ive, IABM director of business development and technology, will chair the session, which will feature panelists including Louis Hernandez, Jr., president and CEO at Avid Technology Inc.; Geir Bryn-Jensen, CEO at Nevion; and Lawrence R. Kaplan, president and CEO at SDVI Corporation.

Further information about the IABM and its activities is available at www.theiabm.org.

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About the IABM
The IABM, the International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers, is the authoritative voice of the broadcast and media technology supply industry worldwide. Its wide range of services to members encompasses market research and intelligence, training, expert representation at standards bodies and broadcasting unions, executive networking opportunities, and preferential purchasing. A presence at every major broadcast tradeshow, the IABM also provides a valuable channel for communication among broadcast manufacturers, government, and regulatory bodies. Additional IABM activities include awards programs for innovation and scholarships designed to stimulate the development of the broadcast and electronic media industries on an international basis. For more information, please visit www.theiabm.org.

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

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Boxx Communications Provides Panavision with Award-Winning Boxx TV Meridian Wireless Systems


(LOS ANGELES, CA) Boxx Communications is bringing Boxx TV‘s award-winning technology to Panavision with the delivery of 12 more Boxx TV Meridian Wireless Microwave Broadcast Systems.

“Panavision has been a leader in this industry for as long as I can remember,” says Mark Walker, founder of Boxx Communications. “And this is a perfect example of why; they provide productions with the very best technology available today, and certainly that is true with the Meridian.”

The Meridian System, which was recently selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) for further Sci-Tech awards consideration, represents a new era in wireless HD/SD microwave video transmission system for cameras. It instantly delivers extremely high-quality uncompressed SD and HD video over license exempt channels, with zero delay. This revolutionary technology works with all formats (composite, component, SDI and HDSDI) and frame rates, breaking new ground in affordable SD and HD transmission for broadcasting. The Meridian supports full 4:2:2 video for all formats up to 1080/30p, and delivers uncompressed, artifact-free broadcast video with in sync sound to integrate seamlessly with coax cameras switched live.

The Meridian, system is used in a variety of settings that cover the gamut of production needs and are frequently found on feature film and TV productions, at live broadcasts of sports, worship, award ceremonies, and news, and in large screen presentations.

Panavision has deployed the Boxx TV Meridian for feature films such as Transformers, Let’s Be Cops and Pacific Rim, and on TV shows including Dallas, CSI, NCIS, Army Wives, and Body of Proof, among many others.

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About Boxx Communications
Boxx Communications is the Los Angeles-based reseller for Boxx TV products, an Emmy(r) Award-winning manufacturer. Boxx Communications provides the broadcast industry with a wide range of innovative digital microwave systems for live broadcasts, as well as Steadicam, portable field, video assist and ENG applications. Boxx TV is revolutionizing the industry with reliable, cost-effective, and groundbreaking technology. Continually innovating, constantly advancing, Boxx Communications offers impeccable solutions. For more information about Boxx Communications, visit www.boxxusa.com or call 310.287.1285.

About Panavision
Panavision Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-precision camera systems, including both film and digital cameras, and lenses and accessories for the motion picture and television industries. Renowned for its world-wide service and support, Panavision systems are rented through its domestic and internationally owned and operated facilities and distributor network. Panavision also supplies lighting, grip and crane equipment for use by motion picture and television productions.

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Haivision Makito HD Encoders Power Live Video Distribution for Marlins Park

New IP Video Installation from Daktronics and Haivision Boosts Fans’ Game Day Experience

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — August 22, 2013 — Haivision today announced that the Miami Marlins are using Haivision’s Makito HD video encoders to stream live video of the games to fans throughout Marlins Park on more than 700 flat-panel screens in private suites, concourses, clubs and retail shops.

Working with Daktronics, a leading provider of display technology and media control systems for stadiums and venues, the Miami Marlins have deployed Haivision’s Makito encoders to bring real-time video of the game into one of the most sophisticated large screen and IPTV systems in the world. For Daktronics and the Marlins, HD over IP yields significant flexibility in system design and media control. For Miami Marlins fans, the integrated system gives them the confidence to leave their seats, explore the ballpark and visit concessions and retail areas, without missing any key moments of the game.

With extremely low latency, highly efficient H.264 video compression, and 1080p60 video quality, Haivision’s Makito HD encoders are designed for IPTV and HD digital signage, providing real-time live action with imperceptible delay. The Marlins can now show the game from different angles on the field, display video from other games in progress, and include any other type of dynamic audio and video content to entertain the crowd.

“The digital display technology, featuring the Haivision Makito HD encoders at the center, is a huge part of the game day presentation,” said Claude Delorme, Executive Vice President, Operations and Events, Miami Marlins. “We relied on Daktronic’s expertise in choosing the right products and solutions to create our display and video system, and we were not disappointed. The Makito’s low latency features and superior audio and video content delivery were key in making them the perfect encoding choice for us. Marlins Park is now capable of delivering video over IP, successfully creating the ultimate experience for our fans.”

“Daktronics creates exceptional fan experiences within stadiums and other venues,” said JoAnne Gaudreau, vice president of marketing at Haivision. “Integrated video distribution plays a key role in fan engagement and participation. With the Makito, the Marlins deliver immediate media experiences to fans wherever they are by taking advantage of high quality low latency video over IP throughout multiple venues.”

“The advantages of network video are clear for large scale deployments, but we needed to avoid the pitfall of solutions that introduce significant delay between the action on the field and the displays within public areas and private boxes,” said Matt Anderson, control systems marketing manager for Daktronics. “There’s nothing more important in the sports world than right here, right now, and that’s why real-time, low latency is so important. Haivision’s Makito combines the best HD picture quality with incredible performance allowing us the flexibility to deliver video anywhere within the facility with ease.”

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http://www.haivision.com/case-study/marlins

About Marlins Park
Marlins Park is located in the heart of Miami, on the historic Orange Bowl site. The ballpark features an open 360-degree Promenade Level, giving fans a live view of the playing field no matter where they are, as well as incredible food options at The Clevelander, Taste of Miami, concessions and retail locations on the West Plaza. Marlins Park represents the next generation of ballparks. Its curvilinear shape and contemporary design renders Marlins Park an innovative structure veering far from the traditional. A leader in environmental design, Marlins Park features a state-of-the-art retractable roof and six operable glass panels overlooking the downtown Miami skyline. The pioneering design of Marlins Park will set the tone for ballparks to come. Please visit marlins.com for more information.

About Daktronics
Daktronics has strong leadership positions in, and is the world’s largest supplier of, large screen video displays, electronic scoreboards, computer-programmable displays, digital billboards, and control systems. The company excels in the control of large display systems, including those that require integration of multiple complex displays showing real-time information, graphics, animation and video. Daktronics designs, manufactures, markets and services display systems for customers around the world, in sport, business and transportation applications. For more information, visit the company’s World Wide Web site at: http://www.daktronics.com, e-mail the company at sales@daktronics.com, call (605) 692-0200 or toll-free (800) 325-8766 in the United States or write to the company at 201 Daktronics Dr.  Brookings, S.D. 57006-5128.

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

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

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Haivision Press Contact:
Jennifer Gazin
PR and Communications Manager
Tel: +1 (514) 334-5445
Email: jgazin@haivision.com

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FSR’s Jon Melchin Joins Expert Speakers at BICSI Conference

Woodland Park, NJ – Jon Melchin, FSR Inc.’s Director of Architectural Development, is among the expert speakers presenting at the 2013 BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition. BICSI, a professional association supporting the information technology systems (ITS) industry, is an internationally recognized source of information, education, and world-class technology training. The event, which will take place from September 15-19 at the MGM Grand Hotel and Conference Center in Las Vegas, NV will feature a full schedule of sessions delivered by BICSI master instructors and industry experts.

“I’m honored to be chosen as a participant in a conference that considers training and education a priority, and recognizes the financial and physical benefits of keeping industry professionals informed,” noted Melchin.

Melchin’s presentation – The New Face of Design: Building Information Modeling and What it Means to the AV Industry – will feature a look into Building Information Modeling (BIM) – a 3D design, modeling and simulation technology that has changed the way architecture is practiced. It will delve into its impact on the AV industry and use an actual BIM designed project as an illustration. The session is scheduled for Wednesday, September 18 at 1:30 -2:30.

Melchin is an accomplished speaker and a Passport Provider with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (AIA-CES) who conducts presentations that result in audience accreditation. His position as Director of Architectural Business Development with FSR underscores his solid relationship with the architectural and design community making his contributions to the Conference especially valuable. Melchin has authored numerous articles that have been published in international trade publications targeting the construction and audiovisual industries.

FSR Inc. manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, is exhibiting a compliment of products at BICSI in Booth 117.

Further information regarding all FSR products can be found at: www.fsrinc.com.

About FSR
FSR, established in 1981, manufactures a wide variety of products for the audio / video, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, including AV floor, wall, table, and ceiling connectivity boxes, as well as a full line of interfaces, distribution amplifiers, matrix switchers, seamless switchers and CAT-5 solutions.

The company is an Energy Star Partner and complies with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to demonstrate its deep commitment to preserving the planet. FSR offers live 24/7 technical and sales support throughout the country from expertly trained technicians and sales representatives. For more information: www.fsrinc.com.

FSR Contact: Jan Sandri
973-785-4347 • sales@fsrinc.com

Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications
Harriet Diener • 845-512-8283 • harriet@desertmoon.tv

Wohler RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform Version 8.1 Release Makes IBC Debut

New Release Boasts Built-In Intelligence and Unparalleled Processing Speeds That Enable Highly Efficient, Highly Automated Consolidated Workflows

SAN FRANCISCO — Aug. 21, 2013 — Wohler Technologies today announced that RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform(TM) version 8.1, a major release, will be demonstrated at IBC2013. Becoming available to users worldwide this September, version 8.1 offers a matchless combination of performance and quality across a range of intensive media processing workflows. Featuring a brand-new media processing engine, the new version not only enables content transformation at unparalleled speeds in the industry today, but also performs a complete intelligent analysis of all inbound media at equally impressive speeds.

The platform’s intelligent analysis extends previous capabilities for retaining technical metadata while introducing frame-level metadata retention that facilitates smooth workflow orchestration and enables a high level of automation. RadiantGrid 8.1 also provides optimized video pipeline features such as anamorphic video handling, 2K/4K support, and higher bit depths of up to 16 bit YUV. Also available with this release, as an extended product feature, is full color legalization in both the PAL and NTSC domains. Finally, at the audio level, the platform’s new media processing engine parallelizes complex audio loudness correction alongside the video at speeds never before seen.

“With the version 8.1 release, we have completely re-engineered the very heart of the platform, culminating in an even more powerful video pipeline engine that includes advanced processing capabilities to make the RadiantGrid platform the industry’s most sophisticated and fastest end-to-end media transformation solution,” said Kirk Marple, chief software architect for Wohler RadiantGrid. “During IBC2013 we will demonstrate how this power combines with the platform’s built-in intelligence to speed and simplify critical tasks across the media delivery chain and, in turn, support effective workflow consolidation.”

The Wohler RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform provides a seamless software architecture that combines intensive media processing capabilities, such as transcoding, standards conversion, audio processing, caption processing, and quality control, with highly intelligent content management fabric and workflow orchestration layers. Based on an extensible service-oriented architecture, the platform integrates smoothly with editorial, archive, traffic, business process, and rights management systems.

RadiantGrid Version 8.1 contains a newly accelerated media processing engine that performs complete intelligent analysis of all media inputs, with the platform’s content management fabric retaining technical metadata at the container, essence, and frame levels. Because this analysis is automated, users never need to tell the platform what type of content is being provided — just the output they require. In addition to these new advanced processing techniques, RadiantGrid version 8.1 also supports fully compliant OTT offerings for Microsoft(R) Smooth Streaming, MPEG-DASH, HLS, H.265/HEVC, and more.

The RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform version 8.1 release is now part of any new RadiantGrid platform Wohler supplies, and as with all RadiantGrid releases, is available to existing customers as an upgrade within their support and maintenance agreement. No new or special hardware is required.

Further information about Wohler’s RadiantGrid business line is available at www.wohler.com.

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About Wohler Technologies Inc.
Wohler’s tradition of innovation began with the creation of the industry’s first in-rack audio, video, and data monitoring category, and continues today through its development of signal management and monitoring solutions for video, audio, captioning, and loudness applications. Wohler’s 2012 acquisition of RadiantGrid Technologies extends this award-winning product line to include the Wohler RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform(TM) for efficient file-based content creation and distribution, quality control, and faster-than-real-time transcoding and standards conversion. This new offering, combined with the company’s proven, cost-effective confidence monitoring, compliance recording, and content management solutions, ensures high-quality media production across any platform and delivery to any device. More information about Wohler is available at www.wohler.com.

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