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PESA Delivers New Cheetah 4K Routing Solutions, Retrofit Kits

Huntsville, Alabama – PESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of professional audio and video distribution solutions, today announced its new Cheetah 4K routing solutions. Built to manage the expanded bandwidth requirements of 4K signals, new routers are available in multiple configurations, while retrofit kits provide a simple plug-and-play upgrade solution for current 3G-SDI Cheetah routers.

“4K is quickly becoming the display norm for today’s tech-savvy audiences, and PESA is now delivering a key component to any operation’s 4K infrastructure,” said Chuck Tillett, president and COO of PESA. “With our easyPORT technology, existing Cheetah installations can be partially or completely upgraded to 4K in the field to support data intensive workflows. New Cheetahs can be dedicated 4K routers or partitioned and converted later as your 4K needs grow.”

Built on PESA’s proven Cheetah digital video routing platform and easyPORT converter module technology, each I/O card includes four SC-style fiber CWDM connections carrying up to 12 Gbps (4xSDI) for each port. An outboard easyPORT module converts the signals from each CWDM port on the router back to conventional HD/3G-SDI video lines. Both UHDTV (3840×2160) and DCI (4096×2160) are supported, and the router can mix and match between 4K CWDM and traditional copper or fiber I/O in the frame.

The 4K I/O card is a direct drop-in replacement for the standard 16-channel HD/3G-SDI card found in current Cheetah frames. Any size Cheetah 3G-SDI routing switcher can be retrofitted with the new Cheetah 4K I/O card system by replacing any existing 16-channel I/O card set and reconfiguring the software to accept the new 4K cards. Once the control software is configured for 4K, the router system can run both 4K and 3G-SDI signals in parallel.

With the built-in crosspoint switch circuit on each easyPORT module, users can send four independent SD/HD/3G-SDI signals over a single wire interface, which saves valuable cabling space, and can extend coax I/O an additional 260 feet using the built-in equalizing and reclocking circuits in each easyPORT. The compact easyPORTs can be rack mounted with an optional 1 RU frame that holds up to four media converters or installed with an optional under-the-table mounting plate.

For mission critical operations, redundant power and control modules can be added without using additional rack space. The Cheetah router is controlled through traditional RS-232/422 or Ethernet connections, and its built-in SNMP MIB simplifies integration to third-party network system management software. With hot swappable matrix and I/O cards, as well as internal power and control, the need for additional power and external cabling is virtually eliminated.

Cheetah 4K routers can be configured and controlled via PESA’s intuitive Cattrax network GUI or optional Cattrax Web network server software using PESA’s powerful PERC2000 or PERC3000 system controller hardware. Visit PESA’s newly redesigned Web site at www.pesa.com for more information.

About PESA

As a leading provider of audio/video (A/V) Baseband and IP connectivity products, PESA offers a wide selection of multi-path streaming products, routing switchers, matrix switchers, extenders, converters, media extenders, and signal processing gear to support government, military, industrial, commercial, medical, broadcast, and mobile truck applications. >From large to small-scale A/V routing and extender products to multiple IP streaming appliances, PESA offers a diverse suite of AV products, all of which are supported by 24/7 technical support. PESA is located in Huntsville, Ala., with regional sales offices throughout North America and China. Our cost effective solutions are available around the world through our industry leading team of Channel Partners offering local support and installation. All products mentioned herein are trademarked property. Learn more about us at www.pesa.com and www.pesaxstream.com. Follow us on Twitter: @PESA_ONLINE.

George Thorogood extends 40th Anniversary Tour through Summer using RCF HDL20-A Line Array System

(Edison, New Jersey) George Thorogood has announced the extension of his 40th Anniversary tour through the end of July.
As a house system Thorogood is touring with, he has chosen the RCF HDL20-A line arrays coupled with RCF SUB-8006AS subwoofers. RCF has entered into a strategic alliance with Hendersonville, Tennessee-based tour audio provided 242 Concepts on the 2014 George Thorogood and The Destroyers 40th Anniversary Tour
For the tour, 242 Concepts is taking 24 HDL20-A along with 12 SUB-8006AS subwoofers for use dependent on size of venue. The RCF HDL20-A is a 1,400-watt two-way line array cabinet with two 10” low frequency/mid frequency transducers coupled with a 3” high frequency compression driver capable of achieving 135 dB max SPL. The SUB-8006AS is a 5,000-watt dual 18” subwoofer able to achieve 141 dB max SPL.
As they have been on the road since February, 242 Concepts has been utlizing the system extensively. They have been amazed at the performance.
On the first leg of the tour, “The system has performed flawlessly,” notes Production Manager/FOH Engineer Jeff Pitt comments. “It is super easy to rig, and the aiming software has been an excellent tool for preparing the system for implementation into the wide array of venues we encounter. We chose the HDL products due to the plug and play nature of the design. We’ve been able to hang more boxes than in previous tours due lightweight design of the box. The system has fit quite nicely into the truck pack taking up a mere 12’ of truck space.”
242 Concepts Engineer Brian Belcher concurs, “there is so much headroom in these boxes, we’ve never clipped in any way,” he says. “That’s refreshing.” Belcher goes on to provide power usage readings demonstrating that a 24 box HDL20-A rig with 12 SUB8006-AS subwoofers drawing less than 13 amps total. “I don’t think anyone else out there can say they can do that!”
And regarding the SUB8006-AS, Belcher comments, “there’s something special about these subwoofers. They are musically amazing, reproducing 30 Hz without really trying. They add so much to our bass guitar. Wow!”
RCF is excited to be part of the 40th Anniversary Tour. “We all grew up appreciating the music of George Thorogood,” says RCF USA Director of Sales John Krupa, “and we at RCF wanted to be part of this historic 40th anniversary tour.”
For George Thorogood and his longtime band The Destroyers – Jeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough (bass guitar), Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar) and Buddy Leach (saxophone) – their 40th anniversary is indestructible proof that staying true to yourself and the music can still mean something. Over the course of sixteen studio albums (including six Gold and two Platinum), they would storm the charts over their illustrious career with a catalog of iconic hits that includes “Who Do You Love”, “I Drink Alone”, “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”, “Move It On Over”, “Bad To The Bone” and more, being able to share it with audiences is what will always matter to Thorogood. The tour coincides with the release of the George Thorogood & The Destroyers ICON album and the Eagle Rock Entertainment live DVD Live At Montreux.
Ultimately, the 40 Years Strong Tour is 50% celebration, 50% declaration and 100% Thorogood throwdown. But after four decades as one of the most consistent – and consistently unique – careers in rock, can a guitar-slinger still at the top of his game choose a moment that sums it all up? “Stan Musial was once asked, ‘What was the greatest day of your career?’ And Stan said ‘Every day when I walk onto the field is the greatest day.’ I feel the same way,” George says. “Every night when I walk out on that stage is the highlight of my career. I hit that first chord, the band kicks in, and we hear the audience respond. That’s the rush. 40 years into this, and every night, that’s still the only moment that matters.”
For George Thorogood & The Destroyers – and for rock & roll – it doesn’t get stronger than that. And their choice to make it happen – RCF. Tour dates and information are available at www.georgethorogood.com .

6/19/14 Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues
6/20-21/14 Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino
6/22/14 Webster, MA – Indian Ranch
6/25/14 Albany, NY – Empire Place
6/26/14 Verona, NY – Turning Stone Casino
6/27/14 Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Rocks the Harbor – Erie Canal Harbor Wharf
6/28/14 Rochester, NY – International Jazz Festival
6/29/14 Augusta, NJ – Rock, Ribs & Ridges Festival
7/1/14 Northfield, OH – Hard Rock Live
7/3/14 Elizabeth, IN – Horseshoe Casino
7/4/14 Davenport, IA – Mississippi Valley Blues Festival
7/5/14 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
7/6/14 Naperville, IL – Ribfest
7/9/14 Traverse City, MI – National Cherry Festival
7/10/14 Toledo, OH – Hollywood Casino Summer Series
7/11/14 Manchester, IA – Delaware County Fair
7/12/14 Michigan City, IN – Harrah’s Blue Chip Casino
7/18/14 Sioux Falls, SD – Sioux Falls Jazz Festival
7/19/14 Walker, MN – Moondance Ranch Jam Festival
7/20/14 Mankato, MN – Vetter Stone Amphitheatre
7/22/14 Janesville, WI – Rock County Fair

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Riedel to Provide Radio Communications Network and Equipment for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

WUPPERTAL, Germany — June 25, 2014 – Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, will supply all radio communications equipment and services for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, running from July 23 to Aug. 3 in Glasgow, Scotland.

“The ability to communicate effectively at Games venues and throughout Glasgow and other parts of Scotland is an essential element to delivering a successful Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games,” said Brian Nourse, chief information officer, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. “We have benefited from Riedel’s extensive experience of being involved in many previous major sporting events to ensure a robust communications solution is delivered for our event,”

Riedel Communications has designed a radio communications solution for use across Glasgow and at the 14 venues hosting 17 different sporting competitions. The company is providing all radio handsets and radio communication accessories — including more than 6,000 radios — used in the lead-up to and during the Games, along with a terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA) digital network and a Motorola MOTOTRBO digital radio repeater system. Both the TETRA and MOTOTRBO systems are dedicated, fully monitored, and serviced solutions.

TETRA combines the advantages of analog trunked radio with those of digital mobile radio to provide optimal frequency usage, high transmission quality for speech and data, maximum security against eavesdropping, as well as flexible networking and connection management. Beyond that, the digital trunked radio system supports full duplex communication, GPS-positioning, and connection to the public telephone network. The system offers the option of operating different virtual channels, and it can leverage IP connectivity to support wide-area operation.

With this communications infrastructure, Riedel will ensure outdoor street-level coverage at all official venues, throughout the city of Glasgow, and along the official cycling road race and marathon routes, as well as indoor coverage at Glasgow 2014 competition venues. Riedel is also supplying the radio communications solution for the Scottish leg of the Queen’s Baton Relay, ensuring radio communications run smoothly as the baton makes its way through Scotland to Glasgow for the Games.

“We are delighted to be the Official Radio Communications Partner of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games,” said Christian Bockskopf, head of marketing for Riedel Communications. “We’ve worked closely with the organizers to develop a radio communications solution that satisfies both the technical and operational requirements of all the key players during this world-class event.”

Further information about Riedel and the company’s products is available at www.riedel.net.

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About Riedel Communications
Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1987, the company now employs more than 400 people at 11 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

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NUGEN Audio Announces SEQ-S Spline and Match Equalizer

New Spline-Match EQ Offers Powerful Functionality for Music and Audio for Video Post-Production, Including Sonic Sculpting and Precision EQ Matching

LEEDS, U.K. — June 24, 2014 – NUGEN Audio, creator of intuitive tools for audio professionals, today announced the launch of SEQ-S, a high-fidelity, linear-phase equalizer (EQ) ideal for music production and mastering as well as film and post-production applications. With support for mono, stereo, 5.1, and 7.1 surround, SEQ-S provides sonic sculpting and precision EQ matching including stereo mid-side operation, automated spectrum analysis, curve smoothing, and a direct-draw spline interface for corrective applications.

“With SEQ-S, we’re providing the industry’s most advanced linear-phase spline-match EQ — enabling sound professionals to massage and correct any audio with incredible resolution and precision that is far beyond what’s possible with a traditional parametric interface,” said Jon Schorah, creative director, NUGEN Audio. “Unlike many digital EQs, SEQ-S features a phase profile that is linear across the frequency spectrum, which results in natural-sounding EQ changes and produces minimal phase artifacts. SEQ-S also includes a unique resolution setting that can be used with high precision in the low frequencies, allowing for highly transparent adjustments without muddying the mix.”

Through SEQ-S’s direct-draw interface and detailed spectrum analysis, users can quickly identify and specifically fine-tune their audio with ease. When coupled with EQ matching via sonic fingerprinting, the solution offers powerful creative possibilities for audio professionals. For instance, they can match one recording to another to capture the “flavor” of a piece of source audio and then transfer it to the current project — a technique that can be used on individual tracks to unify different takes and microphone positions.

In addition, SEQ-S’s EQ invert button provides a minimally invasive technique for creating space in a complex mix, a task that is typically too cumbersome with a traditional EQ. In a typical music project, by “sampling” the vocal and then using the EQ invert button to apply the inverted curve to the backing, users can gently create specific space without unnecessarily damaging the original tonality of the underlying audio.

SEQ-S is available now for the estimated retail price of $249. More information about SEQ-S and other NUGEN Audio products is available at www.nugenaudio.com.

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About NUGEN Audio
NUGEN Audio’s award-winning tools for audio analysis, loudness metering, mixing/mastering, and tracking are used by the world’s top names in music production, broadcast, and post-production. For audio professionals, NUGEN Audio’s mix and mastering products offer market-leading fidelity and unrestricted creativity in every situation, providing an easy, direct, and natural way to work with sound. NUGEN Audio tools have become critical for some of the biggest names in the industry including Michael Brauer (Coldplay, The Rolling Stones), Robbie Bronnimann (Chicane, Paul Van Dyk), and Mr. Mig (Beyonce, Akon). For more information, visit www.nugenaudio.com.

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BBC Studios and Post Production Installs Front Porch Digital Systems to Expand One-Stop Service

DIVArchive(R) and DIVAdirector(R) Provide Secure Long-Term Storage Component to Complete End-to-End Digitization, Transcoding, Restoration, and Archive Service

ANNECY, France — June 24, 2014 – Front Porch Digital, the global leader in cloud-based content storage management (CSM) solutions, today announced that BBC Studios and Post Production’s Digital Media Services business — the commercial subsidiary of the BBC that preserves, remasters, and manages content for clients such as Imperial War Museums — is installing Front Porch Digital’s DIVArchive(R) CSM and DIVAdirector(R) media asset management (MAM) systems. The systems will allow the Digital Media Services team to provide secure long-term storage for clients’ assets alongside existing services such as film and tape digitization, digital image restoration, and Digital Production Partnership (DPP) delivery, enabling a true end-to-end digitization, transcoding, restoration, and archive service.

“We are extending our existing services to provide reliable and secure off-site backup. This provides our clients with a simple disaster recovery option, safeguarding their precious assets and eliminating the need to invest in their own expensive archives,” said Kevin Shaw, lead technologist at BBC Studios and Post Production Digital Media Services. “In the case of larger customers that are looking to set up their own archives, we already offer a consulting service, and the addition of Front Porch Digital products broadens the scope of the advice and assistance we can offer them.”

The DIVArchive and DIVAdirector systems will store, or fully or partially restore, the DPP asset and check the integrity of any asset via checksum calculation and tracking. The systems will also speed up the workflow when content is being ingested for long-term archiving, eliminating the need to transfer or deliver large amounts of data to clients. The Digital Media Services business can now also offer migration to new formats as part of its services in order to future-proof clients’ assets.

DIVAdirector will allow the Digital Media Services team to create a consistent metadata database as a future resource while DIVArchive provides a cost-effective interim storage solution at very short notice. The investment fits with the company’s business model, providing the flexibility to scale up very quickly, from smaller projects involving a few film or tape assets to digitization of hundreds of thousands of tapes or full restoration of hundreds of hours of film.

“BBC Studios and Post Production’s Digital Media Services team is an award-winning resource in the U.K. for helping content owners conserve and maximize the value of their material,” said Rino Petricola, COO and general manager at Front Porch Digital. “It’s gratifying that Front Porch Digital systems will play a role in this important effort by further enhancing the one-stop digitization, transcoding, restoration, and secure archiving service the team already provides.”

More information about Front Porch Digital is available at fpdigital.com.

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About Front Porch Digital
Front Porch Digital is the global leader in solutions for migrating, managing, and monetizing media content. Operating on site and in the cloud, the company’s purpose-built software employs the latest technologies to deliver truly flexible and scalable media workflows. Solutions delivered by Front Porch Digital appropriately manage large and complex media files and workflows while ensuring optimal performance and utmost security. More information is available at fpdigital.com.

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

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Professional Bull Riders Choose LiGHTCuBE From MultiDyne for Fiber-Optic Field Transport

Rugged, High-Density MultiDyne Solution Supports up to 80 HD-SDI, SDI, or any Combination of Composite Video, Audio, Data, and PL, Over a Single Fiber-Optic Cable, Making it Perfect for ENG, Sports, and Announce-Booth Applications

LOCUST VALLEY, N.Y. — June 25, 2014 — MultiDyne(R), a leading provider of fiber-optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, today announced that Professional Bull Riders, Inc., (PBR) has chosen its LiGHTCuBE fiber-optic field transport system to broadcast their action packed bull riding events. Installed by ProVideo Systems, Inc. — a full-service professional video, television, and production equipment dealer and systems integrator — MultiDyne’s LiGHTCuBE is a fully customizable, rugged, and high-density solution that supports a wide range of signals, including composite, HD video, PL, IFB, audio, and more. Utilizing LiGHTCuBE, PBR can support up to 80 HD-SDI, SDI, or any combination of composite video, audio, data, and PL, over a single fiber-optic cable.

“PBR produces hundreds of events each year across the United States and around the globe, making it critical that we have a fiber-optic field transport solution that is dense, durable, compact, and easy to travel with,” said Dan Hickman, senior director of tour operations, Professional Bull Riders, Inc. “MultiDyne’s LiGHTCuBE supports a high signal count from a small, portable design that is tough in any environment. It’s perfect for our remote broadcast needs.”

ProVideo Systems, Inc. of Perrysburg, Ohio (www.provideosystems.com) provided integration, design, and consultation support for PBR. Kevin Olden, VP of engineering said, “When PBR needed a product for the ‘Toughest Sport on Dirt,’ I thought of MultiDyne. In Thackerville, Oklahoma, in temps of 115° F and above, the only cool air in the outdoor arena was coming from the back of the MultiDyne LiGHTCuBE!”

The LiGHTCuBE can be configured with DVI, RGB, and HDMI, enabling PBR to adapt to any signal environment. The powerful solution runs on 110/220 VAC power or batteries for field use. An Anton-Bauer or IDX mounting plate is included. Optical connectors include ST, SC, LC, TFOCA, PH, Tyco Expanded Beam, SMPTE, and Neutrik opticalCON.

Test and monitoring features make the LiGHTCuBE especially effective for in-the-field signal monitoring. With an HD monitor and signal generator on either end of the product, PBR can test the circuit even if the camera has not arrived. The HD test signal generator option also allows PBR to send the test pattern down the line, or to send the signal from the studio end directly to the LiGHTCuBE, to monitor the camera output and the signals arriving at the shoot.

Measuring at 14-inches cubed, the LiGHTCuBE is compact and portable enough for sports and ENG applications, announce-booth settings, and any field application where signal density is important. Carry handles allow grab-and-go access for remote or on-location productions. A weather resistant cover is available for extra protection. The LiGHTCuBE is compatible with all MultiDyne fiber-optic field transport solutions and is manufactured in the USA.

“When broadcasting from a sports arena, there are obvious environmental factors like weather, dirt, and debris that necessitate rugged equipment,” said Frank Jachetta, president at MultiDyne. “MultiDyne is well-known in the industry for developing fiber-optic transport equipment built to withstand any operating condition. That ruggedness, combined with portability, a high signal count, and advanced test and monitoring features make LiGHTCuBE the best fit for the Professional Bull Riders’ broadcast requirements.”

More information about the company’s products is available at www.multidyne.com.

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About the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR)
The world’s premier bull riding organization, the PBR, turns 21 in 2014. In just two decades, the dream of 20 bull riders has become a global sports phenomenon with PBR broadcasts reaching more than half a billion households in 50 nations and territories around the world, and more than 2.5 million fans attending live events each year. PBR has paid out more than $130 million in earnings to its athletes, and 25 riders have earned more than $1 million, including Justin McBride with $5.5 million  the most of any western sports athlete in history.

For more information on the PBR, go to www.pbr.com or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at http://twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at http://www.YouTube.com/PBR.

About MultiDyne(R) (www.multidyne.com)
For more than 30 years, MultiDyne(R) has been a leading provider of innovative video and fiber-optic-based transport systems for the broadcast, cable, satellite, production, digital cinema, pro A/V, corporate, retail, surveillance, teleconferencing, judicial arraignment, transportation, government, military, and healthcare markets. MultiDyne’s fiber-optic transport systems for video, SDI, 3G HD, DVB/ASI, VGA, DVI, HDMI, audio, AES, Ethernet, data, CATV, as well as the company’s other broadcast accessories are used worldwide by such industry leaders as ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, RAI, BBC, and the U.S. Department of Transportation. MultiDyne provides a seven-year warranty on its core product line. For more information, call MultiDyne at 1-877-MULTIDYNE or 1-516-671-7278, visit the company’s website at www.multidyne.com, or send an email to sales@multidyne.com.

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Videomakers at VidCon to Receive Behind-the-Scenes Insight on Production Gear for Content Creation

Highlights of Conference include an All-Star Lineup of Speakers

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Anton/Bauer, Litepanels, Sachtler, and Teradek - all Vitec Group brands - will support the independent, online videomaking community at the 5th Annual VidCon, which takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., from June 26-28. As a sponsor of the conference, content creators at the show will receive insight into the innovative tools available from these brands, which help them get the shots they need to capture the eyeballs of "Generation Like."

Anton/Bauer, Litepanels, Sachtler, and Teradek are also backing some of the conference panel sessions, including:

    Intentional Virality (Friday, June 27, 12:30pm in Room 209AB): This panel explores how some creators and brands manage to continually create content that people share until 10 or even hundreds of millions of people have watched? Moderated by CEO / Founder, Digital LA Kevin Winston. Panelists include Niko Pueringer and Sam Gorski of Corridor Digital; Michael Gregory of Gregory Brothers; Evan Hadsfield; Henry Reich of MinutePhysics; Will Pearson, President, co-Founder of Mental Floss, Inc.; Mangesh Hattikudur, Chief Creative Officer, co-Founder, Mental Floss, Inc.

    Special Effects: How and Why (Friday, June 28, 3:30pm in Room 202AB): Experts will discuss why special effects aren't so special anymore. With the right tools, teenagers in their bedrooms are creating better effects than whole teams could just a few years ago. But that means it's even harder to differentiate yourself. What's next in effects, and what opportunities are available to those who have the skills. Moderated by CDS Director of Network Development John Carle. Panelists include Pueringer and Gorski of Corridor Digital, Zach King of FinalCutKing, Andrew McMurry of AndrewMFilms, and Clinton Jones of Pwnisher.

The Vitec brands will also make sure the conference's special guests are taken care of by lending support to VidCon's VIP Lounge. In addition to community and industry panels, there will be signings, live performances, and movie screenings. Other speakers include DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg; YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki; Maker Studios CEO Ynon Kreiz; John Green; Lauren Zelaznick; Fullscreen founder George Strompolos; Burnie Burns; Brian Robbins; Big Frame's Sarah Penna; Grace Helbig; Freddie Wong; Ingrid Nilsen; BrandonJLA; Josh Sundquist; The Gregory Brothers; Philp deFranco; Lisa Schwartz; and Amanda Steele, among others.

VidCon is the largest industry conference and fan event in the world for online video. This year's conference is expected to draw more than 18,000 fans, content creators and industry executives. More information is available at www.VidCon.com.

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Biamp Systems Forms Partnership With BG Media Solutions

Ontario firm to represent leading DSP audio manufacturer throughout province

BEAVERTON, Oregon — June 25, 2014 – Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, today announced its partnership with BG Media Solutions, a firm specializing in manufacturer representation for commercial and professional markets. Under the agreement, the company will distribute Biamp(R) products and ensure high levels of customer support within the Canadian province of Ontario, with the exception of Ottawa.

“Collaborating with a market leader such as Biamp is an enormous opportunity for our company,” said Bryan Guidolin, Owner of BG Media Solutions. “Their reputation for providing innovative commercial audio products and their commitment to superior customer support is unparalleled within the industry — bringing scalable, superior audio systems for installations of all sizes. We look forward to continuing the customer excellence within the Ontario marketplace.”

The partnership positions BG Media to represent the entire portfolio of Biamp’s professional audio solutions, including the company’s flagship Tesira(R) family of digital signal processor (DSP)-based products.

“BG Media is known for their ability to steadily surpass customer expectations,” said Chris Chandler, Regional Manager for the North Central Region of the United States at Biamp Systems. “Led by Bryan Guidolin, the company has the market knowledge, influence, and resources needed to take Biamp to the next level within Ontario’s commercial audio marketplace. We are extremely pleased to have them aboard and look forward to expanding our presence in the region.”

More information on Biamp is available at www.biamp.com.

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About Biamp Systems
Biamp Systems is a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems that power the world’s most sophisticated audio/video installations. The company is recognized worldwide for delivering high-quality products and backing each product with a commitment to exceptional customer service.

The award-winning Biamp(R) product suite includes the Tesira(R) media system for digital audio networking, Audia(R) Digital Audio Platform, Nexia(R) digital signal processors, Sona(TM) AEC technology, and Vocia(R) Networked Public Address and Voice Evacuation System. Each has its own specific feature set that can be customized and integrated in a wide range of applications, including corporate boardrooms, conference centers, performing arts venues, courtrooms, hospitals, transportation hubs, campuses, and multi-building facilities.

Founded in 1976, Biamp is headquartered in Beaverton, OR, USA, with additional engineering operations in Brisbane, Australia and Rochester, NY. For more information on Biamp, please visit www.biamp.com.

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D-Tools SIX R2 with Mobile Quote Named InfoComm 2014 Best of Show by Sound & Video Contractor magazine

Tenured trade professionals and prestigious trade publication honor D-Tools for being a leading workflow-enhancing estimation, design, and project management software solution

CONCORD, CA, USA – JUNE 25, 2014 D-Tools Inc., the worldwide leader in system-integration software, today announced that D-Tools SIX R2 with Mobile Quote has been awarded an InfoComm14 Best of Show Award from Sound & Video Contractor magazine. Published by NewBay Media’s AV and Pro Audio Group, Sound & Video Contractormagazine has a print audience of more than 24,000 and an online audience of 68,300 per month. The publication’s trade-oriented readership is primarily comprised of buyers, specifiers, consultants, designers, installers and end-users, and is considered to be a definitive technical resource for the professional audio-visual trade. A panel of engineers and industry experts judge NewBay Media’s Best of Show Awards from submitted nominations. Criteria include ease of installation and use/maintenance, performance, relevance, value/ROI, network friendliness, versatility, and reliability.

Newly minted an InfoComm Best in Show winner, D-Tools’ SIX 2013 R2 with Mobile Quote is a complete estimation, design, and project management software platform that helps firms increase revenues while reducing time and costs associated with the integration of low-voltage systems. D-Tools’ data-driven workflow links equipment lists to project documentation, including estimates, and drawings via Autodesk® AutoCAD and Microsoft® Visio, and enables the creation of Work and Service Orders to effectively manage projects to completion. “Being awarded an InfoComm14 Best In Show Award for D-Tools SIX 2013 R2 with Mobile Quote is an honor and a true testament to not only the platform’s workflow-enhancing power and prowess, but also it’s versatility,” stated D-Tools president, Adam Stone.

Featuring the largest aggregated software-based product database available for the electronics system integrator, D-Tools provides over 4,500 systems designers, specifiers, integrators, and installers in the Commercial and Residential Audio Video, Security, and IT Networking industries the most detailed and up-to-date product information available, delivering data to users that is easily utilized in a cross-functional capacity resulting in maximum workflow efficiency. The versatile platform provides a high degree of synchronization, increased performance, added flexibility, better communication, and advanced customization options, delivering finished solutions that can have a dramatic, positive impact on business efficiency and profitability.

“Industry leaders and some of the most successful companies in the industry are using the platform to maximize their team’s efficiencies. I am proud of what D-Tools has evolved into, honored by the recognition the product and our team has received, and look forward to the continued expansion of our leadership position as we continue to build and release additional productivity solutions,” Stone noted.

Highly scalable, D-Tools is a robust business process automation platform that continues to dynamically evolve. To better facilitate the ever-changing needs of the systems integration community, D-Tools recently launched its first native iOS application—Mobile Quote. Enabling the specification of products from any jobsite in the world, The D-Tools Mobile Quote iPad app is now available for download from the Apple App Store and carries a monthly subscription fee per user/device.

Furthermore, as part of an aggressive push towards industry standardization, the D-Tools System Integrator™ electronic system estimation, design and documentation software platform features fully integrated SIA/IAPSC Security Drawing Symbols and InfoComm J-STD-710 Audio, Video and Control Architectural Drawing Symbols. Straightforward and easily recognized, these Industry Standard Drawing Symbols are used for planning electronic system installations to facilitate system designs, blueprints, or schematics, and are consistent with symbols used by Builders, Architects, Consultants, Electronic Systems Contractors, and other professional trades to design and integrate all aspects of audio, video, IT networking and security installations in commercial and residential applications.

In addition, D-Tools announced the availability of FreeTools PSL™, a new system design companion application available to the entire electronic systems integration community free of charge. FreeTools PSL (Professional Symbol Library) is a free D-Tools application that provides Microsoft® Visio users with multiple libraries of industry-specific plan view symbols and Visio drawing templates that make it easier to create system designs using universally accepted industry standards.  Available now, D-Tools FreeTools PSL can be downloaded by visiting http://downloads.d-tools.com/six/FreeToolsPSL/FreeToolsPSL.exe

By utilizing the D-Tools System Integrator platform for their system design and documentation practices, electronics systems integrators are able to more clearly communicate with project partners across trades. Not only does this provide needed clarity and consistency between project partners, it also provides integrators an opportunity to compete for bids at a higher level, earn and maintain project access, streamline processes, and boost their bottom line. To learn more about D-Tools System Integrator or how electronic systems integrators are using the powerful platform to streamline complex system design, proposal and estimation processes, please visit www.d-tools.com, phone (866) 386-6571 ext. 1, or e-mail info@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 platform. The company’s flagship product, System Integrator™ (SI), is a robust solution that utilizes Autodesk® AutoCAD and Microsoft® Visio to facilitate comprehensive system design, documentation and project management. D-Tools enables residential and commercial integrators to streamline business processes and increase revenues while reducing the time and cost associated with the installation and integration of low-voltage electronic systems. More than 4,500 leading companies currently use the award-winning D-Tools platform to reduce time, costs and to streamline the system integration process. Product updates and related information can be obtained by following D-Tools on Twitter and on Facebook. 

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

MVP Contact
Josh Carlson, D-Tools, Inc., (925) 270-4105, joshc@d-tools.com

Award Logo and Additional Links to Accompanying Images
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System Integrator SIX screenshot
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