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New Broadcast Pix Promotion Bundles Systems with Matrox Monarch HD Streaming Appliance

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced its Matrox Monarch HD Bundle Promotion, which packages a Mica™ or Granite™ integrated production system with the new Matrox streaming/recording appliance at a special price for customers who purchase by Dec. 31, 2013. The Matrox Monarch HD Bundle Promotion is also being offered to Slate™ system owners who upgrade to a Mica or Granite.

Matrox Monarch HD, which began shipping in September, connects directly to a Broadcast Pix system via HDMI, and features one touch stream and record buttons on the front of the unit for easy operation. “This promotion is an affordable way for new or upgrading Broadcast Pix customers to add a reliable streaming appliance to their new systems,” said Steve Ellis, Broadcast Pix CEO.

Designed for professional video producers who need to stream a live event andrecord a master quality version for post simultaneously, the compact Matrox Monach HD generates an H.264 stream with adjustable streaming parameters. It also records a high-quality .MP4 or .MOV file, which can be uploaded to a content delivery network (CDN) like YouTube or easily imported into most NLE systems without transcoding. Files can be recorded to an SD card, USB drive, or network-mapped drive.

“Matrox Monarch HD makes it easy to stream a live event from a Broadcast Pix system and simultaneously record a Blu-ray quality version of the production,” said Alberto Cieri, senior director of sales and marketing, Matrox Video. “It’s a powerful combination for content creators who want to share professional video productions with a Web-based audience.”

Granite is Broadcast Pix’s premium line of integrated production systems, with 11 or 22 HD/SD-SDI inputs from the Granite Switcher and seven channels of file-based inputs from the Granite Server. Mica includes a multi-definition switcher than can mix eight HD/SD-SDI inputs with seven channels of internal clips, animations, and graphics. Both systems offer a choice of control interfaces and include the Fluent™ workflow toolset, which includes built-in clip store, customizable multi-view, Inscriber CG, virtual sets, file-based macros, and live access to cloud-based content.

For more details about the promotion, please visit www.broadcastpix.com/Matrox-Monarch-HD.html.

About Broadcast Pix
The leader in live video production systems with end-to-end integration, Broadcast Pix was founded in 2002 and has customers in more than 110 countries. Its Video Control Centers™ combine an integrated switcher, clip server, CG, and external control software with patented control panels, unique touch-screens, and exceptional displays. Systems range from compact systems controlled by touch-screen or voice automation to large sophisticated control panels. Customers include leading broadcast, streaming, sports, corporate, education, religious, and government studios. Learn more at www.broadcastpix.com.

Broadcast Pix, Fluent, Granite, Mica, and Slate are trademarks of Broadcast Pix, Inc. Patented. Made in USA.

Haivision Named One of the Fastest Growing Companies in North America and Canada by the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 and Fast 50 Program

Ranked 286th in North America and 25th in Canada With 311 Percent Revenue Growth, Haivision Honored for 5th Consecutive Year

MONTREAL, CANADA — November 13, 2013 — Today, Haivision was named one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America and Canada by the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ and Fast 50™, marking the 5th consecutive year of being honored by the awards program.*

The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 honors the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Additionally, the Deloitte Fast 50 honors technological innovation, entrepreneurship, rapid growth and leadership. Haivision was selected based on its percentage of revenue growth over five years, with an increase in revenues of 311 percent from 2008 to 2012 ranking the company 286th in North America and 25th in Canada.

“Haivision’s strategic evolution focused on addressing our customers’ enterprise communication challenges has driven our strong growth consistently over the last five years,” said Mirko Wicha, president and CEO of Haivision. “Video is playing a critical role in business, bringing numerous efficiencies and improving communications. Haivision’s growth is fueled by our portfolio of solutions and services that power and accelerate the adoption of video in the enterprise.”

Haivision’s on-premise and cloud-based solutions empower a global channel partner network with customer deployments in multiple industries worldwide. Customers like British Petroleum, the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, the European Commission, QVC, National Geographic and Northwestern University rely on Haivision’s video solutions to communicate, collaborate and broaden their audience outreach.

“Technology Fast 500 winners achieve success and strong growth as a direct result of their leadership, and commitment to innovation,” said Richard Lee, Deloitte’s National Managing Partner, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Deloitte. “They are amongst the elite who transform the technology sector.”

*Haivision was selected to the 2009 Companies to Watch awards and named to the 2010 Deloitte Fast 50, 2011 Deloitte Fast 500 and 2012 Deloitte Fast 50 and Fast 500 lists.

About Deloitte’s 2013 Technology Fast 500™

Technology Fast 500, conducted by Deloitte & Touche LLP, provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies – both public and private – in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2008 to 2012.

In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company’s operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years, and be headquartered within North America.

About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ – The Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ program is Canada’s pre-eminent technology awards program. Celebrating business growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, the program features four distinct categories including the Technology Fast 50™ Ranking, Companies-to-Watch Awards (early-stage Canadian tech companies in business less than five years, with the potential to be a future Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ candidate,) Leadership Awards (companies that demonstrate technological leadership and innovation within the industry) and the Deloitte Technology Green 15™ Awards (Canada’s leading GreenTech companies that promote a more efficient use and re-use of the earth’s resources in industrial production and consumption.) Program sponsors include Deloitte, Bennett Jones and OMERS Ventures. For further information, visit www.fast50.ca.

About Haivision

Haivision delivers end-to-end solutions for streaming, encoding, recording, managing, and distributing secure IP video and interactive media within the enterprise, education, medical/healthcare, and federal/military industries. Haivision is a private company based in Montreal and Chicago with regional offices in Austin, Tx; Atlanta, Ga.; Portland, Or.; 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.

PR Contact

Jennifer Gazin

Haivision, PR and Communications Manager

Tel: +1 (514) 334-5445

Email: jgazin@haivision.com

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TouchSystems Adds X 46 Multi-Touch Solution

TouchSystems X4680I-U2TouchSystems continues to grow its executive-level line of displays with the addition of a multi-touch 46” solution. The 46” touch screen, based on NEC’s X462S, is integrated with an infra red touch technology. The display can be purchased as a dual-touch or multi-touch (six points) solution.

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Sanderson Centers Become First Two Public Buildings in Utah to Install Hearing Loop Systems

Hearing Loop systems from Listen Technologies provide crystal clear sound for visitors to the Sanderson Center who need assistive listening.

SALT LAKE CITY—Nov. 13, 2013—The Robert G. Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Taylorsville and its satellite office in St. George became the first two public buildings in the state of Utah to install new Hearing Loop systems from Listen Technologies. The Hearing Loop systems enable visitors with hearing loss who need assistive listening to receive crystal clear audio signals directly through their T-Coil hearing aids, cochlear implants or Hearing Loop receivers.

“As a government program that serves deaf and hard of hearing people, we strive to provide the best assistive listening technology available,” said Marilyn Call, Executive Director of the Sanderson Community Center. “Historically, we have focused on providing RF assistive listening systems, because even though hearing loop technology has been around for a while, we have been underwhelmed with its performance until recently. I am hard of hearing myself, so I fully understand the importance of quality sound and I can say that the new hearing loop system we have installed in the Sanderson Center and in our St. George location provides phenomenal clarity of sound. I can’t overstate how important that is for increasing understanding.”

A Hearing Loop system consists of a thin wire that is installed (usually under the carpet or in the ceiling) around the listening area. This wire is connected into an amplifier and microphone. Speech, music and other audio signals from the microphone are amplified and sent through the wire. This creates an electromagnetic field in the looped area. The T-Coil in a hearing aid or cochlear implant picks up the electromagnetic signal and allows the listener to hear a clear signal directly through the hearing aid.

The Hearing Loop systems were installed in a large classroom and at two reception counters–one at the front desk and one in the Technology Demo Lab at the Community Center. In the St. George building, the conference room area was looped—this area is used for trainings, meetings, presentations, and conference discussions.

Call said she uses hearing aids that work well in quiet, one-on-one conversations, but fail at public meetings and events. “I want to be engaged in life, but that is hard to do if I can’t hear clearly,” she said. “I am now a big fan of hearing loops and I want all hard of hearing people to experience the ease and quality of sound provided by loop technology. At the Sanderson Center we want to lead the way in having looped rooms for hard of hearing people to use when they come to events and classes. We invite all people with hearing aids to come and try it out. Beyond that, we also strongly encourage other venues, public and private, to look into hearing loop technology. Listen is bringing attention to this cause and other businesses may join the movement soon as well.”

The Hearing Loop installation also enables the Sanderson Centers to be compliant with the current Americans with Disabilities Act requirements for assistive listening. Three technologies are available for venues, including government buildings, to meet ADA compliance: radio frequency (RF), infrared (IR) and Hearing Loop. RF and IR systems transmit signals over radio waves or infrared signals to an individual through a receiver and earphones. Hearing Loop systems, however, are becoming the preferred technology for assistive listening because no receivers or earphones are required to obtain the signal, as the signals are transmitted directly to an individual’s T-Coil equipped hearing aid or cochlear implant.

About Listen Technologies Corporation
Listen Technologies brings power and clarity to the sounds that enrich your life—by overcoming the challenges of noise, distance, lively debate and hearing loss to deliver precise and personalized audio in any setting or environment. With Listen solutions, you can cut through the clutter and connect to an experience of pure, focused sound. Listen solutions are used in gathering places around the world including schools, houses of worship, factories, entertainment venues, government agencies, and more. For more information on Listen solutions watch this video. Contact Listen Technologies at 1.800.330.0891, +1.801.233.8992, or visit www.listentech.com.

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Christian Music Broadcasters Organization Strengthens its “Momentum” with Elite Multimedia Productions

For its signature annual event bringing together radio and record industry professionals under one roof, the Christian Music Broadcasters (CMB) organization tapped Elite Multimedia Productions to handle complete production services at Momentum 2013.

More than 600 attendees recently journeyed to the Disney Yacht & Beach Club Convention Center in Orlando to participate in Momentum 2013 and its four days of music, workshops and other activities related to the Christian music industry. Given the impact the event can have on a musician or band’s career, delivering exceptional production services is a major priority for the CMB team.

“Momentum is a critical springboard for musicians looking to make an impression on broadcasters in hopes of securing more time for their songs across public airwaves,” stated Michelle Younkman, CMB’s executive director. “As such, it is vital that we provide our musical acts with a production level that enhances, not detracts, from their live performance.”

Over the course of the four day event, more than 40 bands performed on the main stage in the hotel’s main ballroom. Elite Multimedia Productions, a professional sound, lighting, and video company based in Nashville , provided event organizers and performers with peace of mind by creating a warm and engaging environment featuring rich visuals, optimal sound and superior lighting.

“We know that our artists and our record companies need to feel the security of having the highest quality professional services available to them,” Younkman said. “Having Elite Multimedia Productions on-site to handle the entire production for Momentum enabled everyone in attendance to focus exclusively on what was most important to them for a successful event.”

For the main stage, Elite used an Avid Profile Desk – one for monitors and one for front of house – while flying three clusters of three line arrays featuring the Electro Voice EV XLD281. To provide seamless transitions between musical presentations, the company utilized Midas Pro 2 for production inputs. In an effort to help each act individualize its set, Elite enhanced visuals by featuring PixelFLEX’s lightweight, ultra-flexible 20mm LED video curtain panel upstage, enabling the musicians to change the look of their performance.

“The primary challenge for CMB’s Momentum this year was the number of acts and the tight time frames for their set,” said Tom Wilson, vice president of event production for Elite. “That had to be carefully orchestrated to ensure that each performer had adequate time to set up so that they could focus solely on their performance without having to worry about external concerns. My team worked well in advance with each act to plan and integrate the transitions from one to the next.”

In addition to handling services to the main stage, Elite also was charged with production on the event’s second stage, which was also located in the main ballroom. The second stage – featuring a 10×17 rear projection screen fed by two Panasonic 10k projectors – was used by CMB for presentations by radio broadcasting professionals in-between musical performances. Elite’s ability to deliver unmatched support to both stages was one of the major benefits of working exclusively with one company, according to Younkman.

“Being able to feel 100 percent secure in knowing that we on the Momentum leadership team did not have to worry about anything in regards to production is priceless,” Younkman concluded. “Tom and the Elite team were able to work with us in an incredible way and really took care of us by providing a great service to the artists and our radio attendees. We look forward to working with them again on next year’s event.”

Elite Multimedia Productions provides turn-key production services to many popular recording artists, including Luke Bryan and Rodney Atkins, as well as for special events across the U.S.

For more information on Elite Multimedia Productions and its notable production projects, visit www.EliteMultimedia.com. Follow Elite Multimedia Productions at www.facebook.com/elitemultimedia or @elitemultimedia.

Analog Way announces QuickVu, a Tri-Scaler Mixer / Switcher

November 2013 – Analog Way is pleased to introduce QuickVu, a new Mixer / Seamless Switcher with 3 Scalers. QuickVu is based on Analog Way’s new Midra™ platform, the core of a brand new line of mid-range Mixers / Seamless Switchers. The Midra™ platform consists of 6 products: QuickVu, QuickMatriX, SmartMatriX², Pulse², Saphyr and Eikos².

Based on Midra™, the QuickVu (Ref.QVU150) offers a large variety of connectivity, through 8 seamless inputs and 14 source plugs: 4 x Universal Analog, 4 x DVI-D, 4 x HDMI and 2 x 3G-SDI plugs. Thanks to the CleanCut effect, the QuickVu can operate fast and seamlessly switch between any of its 14 input plugs without fade through black or loss of sync. EDID management is now standard for inputs 1 through 6 for computer sources.
To fit any display resolution, including non-standard formats like LED walls and rear-projection cubes, QuickVu offers custom output format management, with a main layer fully resizable and that can be positioned anywhere.
QuickVu provides the ability to modify the Program in real time without using the Preview.

Thanks to the new “Quick Frame” function, a foreground frame, among 8 available, can quickly hide all other layers when necessary. A simple button push allows return to the previous display. For immediate results, the “Quick Frame” is displayed directly on the Program output, without using the Preview. In addition, QuickVu offers 8 presets from the front panel.
The “Keying/Titling” function will be available through the upcoming RK-350 (Ref.RK-350) Keypad.
The QuickVu can easily embed or de-embed digital audio on HDMI and DVI-D connectors on inputs and outputs, ensuring better processing and quality of the video and audio mix.

QuickVu can be controlled through the RCS², a user-friendly graphic interface designed for the Midra™ platform. As an AIR application, the RCS² is compatible with Windows, Mac OS and Linux. It offers 3 main sections to setup and control the QuickVu: Setup, Edit and Live.
QuickVu can also be controlled by the RK-350 Keypad (end of 2013) and the Orchestra Remote Console (1st semester 2014).

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