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IBC2014 Exhibitor Preview From MultiDyne

Visit MultiDyne at IBC2014 at Stand 10.D46

At IBC2014, MultiDyne(R) will showcase a broad range of innovative, fiber-optic-based video and audio transport solutions designed specifically for pro A/V and broadcast applications.

Key Product and Technology Demos

New Functionality and Enhancements for the SilverBACK(TM) Family of Camera-Mounted Fiber Transport Solutions
At IBC2014, MultiDyne(R) will demonstrate significant new features for its SilverBACK(TM) family of camera-mounted fiber transport solutions, including a new operator control panel that offers intuitive, user-friendly controls and displays.

The SilverBACK family now includes four models: the flagship SilverBACK-II; the SilverBACK-II-L for multicamera production; the SilverBACK-II 4K-L, a feature-rich model that includes Ethernet support and a video option for viewfinder or monitor viewing in the field, enabling camera operators to turn any 4K camera into a true Ultra HD multicamera production; and the SilverBACK II-4K, a low-cost model without the viewfinder/monitor viewing option, designed to support traditional film-style productions. Ultra HD support can be added to any existing SilverBACK system through a simple upgrade, enabling customers to deliver a state-of-the-art 4K television experience cost-effectively.

Utilizing MultiDyne’s award-winning SilverBACK solutions, users can seamlessly transmit any camera signal, including Ultra HD video, HD-SDI video, audio, intercom, control data, GPIOs, tally, and power, over a single hybrid copper and fiber cable. The SilverBACK transport system features an elegant, compact case, measuring just over one inch thick, with a simple, intuitive user interface, making it the ideal solution for a wide range of applications including digital cinema, sports, ENG, D-SNG, and multicamera studio. A JUICE power supply can be added to support camera distances of up to 500 meters.

LightningSwitch Optical-to-Optical Routing Switch
Another key demonstration at IBC2014 will be the MultiDyne(R) LightningSwitch, a 48×48 optical-to-optical routing switch that simplifies the routing of fiber-optic signals within broadcast infrastructures by eliminating the need for fiber patch panels. LightningSwitch is perfect for a variety of applications, including broadcast and transmission facilities, sports venues, outside broadcast vehicles, cross-campus networks, postproduction, and satellite uplink management. It can be integrated seamlessly with existing routing infrastructures and standard broadcast architectures.

SMPTE-HUT Hybrid Universal Transceiver
The MultiDyne(R) SMPTE-HUT universal camera transceiver is now compatible with Sony’s HSC-100/300 family of camcorders and Panasonic’s AK-HC3800 line of professional studio cameras. Designed to increase the transmission distances of HD cameras that can be limited by hybrid copper/fiber cabling, this high-performance transport system is ideal for remote broadcasting, sports, shared control rooms, campus facilities, arenas, and stadium applications. The SMPTE-HUT cost-effectively enables full camera operation in even the most rugged broadcasting environments, extending transmission ranges up to 10 km on just two single-mode fibers.

Dingo(TM) Fiber Transport Card Line
At IBC2014 MultiDyne(R) will showcase the recently introduced Dingo(TM), a new fiber transport card set featuring a flexible, elegant design. Dingo supports a wide range of camera signals — 3G HD-SDI, composite video, analog or digital audio with cross-conversion, intercom, serial data, and Gigabit Ethernet — over a single fiber-optic cable. Available in three interoperable formats, Dingo brings unprecedented flexibility to all aspects of fiber transport, supporting multiple applications including broadcast, A/V, sports, OB, ENG, POV, and multicamera shoots.

Dingo is available as an openGear(R) compatible card that offers SNMP management and power redundancy in a single hot-swappable card; as a portable, black box that makes a great addition to MultiDyne’s LightBrix line; or as a smaller personality card for the BullDog(TM), LiGHTBoX(R), and LiGHTCuBE(R) product lines — all from MultiDyne. All three formats are interoperable, enabling seamless communication between openGear cards and other fiber transport equipment in the field.

BullDog(TM) Field Fiber Transport System and BullDog Big Brothers
MultiDyne(R) is now shipping the BullDog(TM), an innovative field fiber transport system that packs endless functionality into a compact, rugged package. Using the BullDog, professional camera operators can significantly extend the transmission distance of multiple camera signals, including HD-SDI video, audio, intercom, control data, Ethernet, GPIOs, tally, and power. In addition to transporting any camera signal over a single fiber cable, the BullDog can efficiently transport up to eight HD-SDI signals in any direction. Designed to withstand the harsh environments of sports and ENG applications, the cost-effective and scalable system can be easily configured to support a wide range of existing and next-generation signals.

Already operating on a lightweight battery pack, the BullDog gives users the option of adding the MultiDyne JUICE power supply. In addition to transmitting signals to and from the camera with a hybrid optical cable, users can send power to the BullDog and the camera. With the JUICE option, there is no need for a battery or local power, which is particularly useful at golf courses and venues without a power infrastructure.

In addition to its standard compact version of the BullDog, MultiDyne will highlight the BullDog Big Brothers, two larger-sized units that pack even more functionality into a rugged and compact form factor.

Company Overview:

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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Video Equipment Rentals Relies on BeckTV for Design and Build of Immense Flypack for 2014 French Open Coverage

Versatile New Rental Unit Supports up to Four Separate Broadcasts, Reconfigures Quickly to Meet Demands of Virtually Any User and Any Event

AUSTIN, Texas — July 10, 2014 — BeckTV, one of the United States’ premier design-build systems integrators, today announced that it provided design and integration services for the exceptionally versatile large-scale flypack created by Video Equipment Rentals (VER) to support broadcasters at the 2014 French Open tennis tournament. Providing a four control-room system with a centralized master control, the VER flypack supported simultaneous broadcast coverage by four different networks. The flexible modular design of the flypack and the quality of the systems integration will enable VER to meet the demands of the largest productions, or to split the system in half to support two different productions.

“The knowledge and experience that BeckTV brought to the table were invaluable in assuring smooth integration of equipment within this flypack, identifying all of the required elements, and packaging them in a way that minimizes the time and hassle of packing, shipping, and on-site setup,” said Howard Rosenthal, director of broadcast at Video Equipment Rentals. “With this massive yet agile flypack in our rental inventory, there isn’t a show in the world that we can’t do.”

BeckTV was responsible for nearly every aspect of the flypack, from the outer shell down to each one of the 4,000 cable connections within each of two racks. The company integrated and tested the system at its Austin, Texas, facility and then shipped it to VER’s Glendale, California, facility. There, with ongoing support from BeckTV engineers, VER staff completed the test and build, incorporating custom-built furniture and consoles designed to adapt easily to the way specific production teams prefer to work.

“As soon as we were awarded the French Open contract, we immediately contacted BeckTV,” added Rosenthal. “With their ability to offer so much knowledge about how different systems would play into the design we envisioned, we knew that engineers at BeckTV were the only real choice for this flypack design and build.”

Following its successful use at the 2014 French Open, the VER flypack will be used — whole or in part — for events including Wimbledon and for coverage of the Armed Forces Classic, a matchup of NCAA men’s basketball teams in Puerto Rico.

Further information about BeckTV is available at www.becktv.com.

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About BeckTV
BeckTV (formerly Beck Associates) is one of the United States’ premier design-build systems integrators. With more than 30 years of experience, BeckTV has designed and built more professional television facilities for more customers than any other systems integrator. In virtually every application from broadcast and cable networks, local TV stations, sports trucks, and stadium venues to educational institutions and houses of worship, BeckTV uses a collaborative approach to assure successful outcomes, on time and on budget. The company maintains full-service offices in Denver, New York, and Austin, Texas. More information about BeckTV is available at www.becktv.com.

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Photo Caption: VER Flypack for 2014 French Open

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Thierry Gandilhon Joins NETIA as Managing Director

CLARET, France — July 10, 2014 — NETIA today announced that Thierry Gandilhon has joined the company as its managing director. To this new leadership role, Thierry Gandilhon brings more than 25 years of technical experience in the field of software development, as well as a strong record of establishing and building successful technology companies.

“Thierry is an exciting addition to the company, as he has repeatedly demonstrated an ability to lead companies to success through technical excellence,” said Philippe Fort, president of NETIA. “His tremendous experience developing computer software in multicultural environments and his dedication to using complex technologies to create simple yet powerful solutions make him a smart fit for NETIA, and we’re looking forward to achieving further success with the benefit of his guidance.”

Prior to joining NETIA, Thierry Gandilhon co-founded Eptica, where he served as executive vice president and chief technology officer (CTO). Eptica is the leading European provider of multichannel customer interaction software. During Thierry Gandilhon’s tenure, Eptica developed its activities in Europe and Asia and was selected as one of the leaders in its domain by the Gartner Group through its prestigious Magic Quadrant analysis. Thierry Gandilhon earlier served as vice president and CTO at MATRAnet; CTO at Step One/Sharing Technologies; R&D director at Business Objects, where he was one of the first employees; and project manager and research engineer within the BULL artificial intelligence research group.

“I am passionate about building simple solutions that fit the market and customer need using complex technologies. I see this same dedication at NETIA,” said Thierry Gandilhon. “I firmly believe that technology is not an end, but rather a means, and NETIA’s product portfolio has enormous potential. Great things lie ahead for the company, and I am eager to be part of this future.”

Thierry Gandilhon will be based in NETIA’s head office in Claret, France.

More information about NETIA and its product portfolio is available at www.netia.com.

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About NETIA
NETIA, a Globecast company and part of Orange, is a leading provider of software solutions that enable efficient management and delivery of audiovisual content to today’s full array of media platforms. Relied on by more than 15,000 users in 200 installations in more than 40 countries, NETIA solutions allow content producers and owners to manage content from ingest to delivery, targeting multiplatform outlets including the Internet, VOD, IPTV services, and mobile devices.

NETIA provides radio automation, media asset, and workflow management solutions to major radio and television brands and to multimedia groups around the world. Clients include The Associated Press, ABC News Radio Network, WestwoodOne, Radio Globo in Brazil, RTM in Malaysia, SBS and ABC in Australia, MediaCorp Singapore, RAI Italy, RTL France, Radio France, RTBF in Belgium, and France Televisions. NETIA has its headquarters in France, with offices in the United States, Paris, Rome, and Singapore, in addition to a global network of professional distribution partners.

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

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Photo Caption: Thierry Gandilhon, Managing Director, NETIA

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Bittree Audio and Video Patching Solutions Used in Major A/V Upgrade for Confederation Centre of the Arts’ Homburg Theatre

Landmark Theatre in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Receives First Major Renovation in Its 50-Year History

GLENDALE, Calif. — July 9, 2014 — Bittree today announced that its high-bandwidth video and programmable audio patchbays were chosen for a major A/V upgrade for the Homburg Theatre, a 1,102 seat performing arts venue in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Bittree’s Canadian reseller, Solotech, provided systems integration and installation for the project, which wrapped up in April. Trizart Alliance were the consultants on the project. more

Riedel and German Broadcaster RTL Celebrate Six-Year Partnership That Brings Formula One to the World

WUPPERTAL, Germany — July 9, 2014 — Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, announced that Formula One host broadcaster RTL has, for the past six years, leveraged the Riedel RiLink Global Fiber Service to provide bidirectional links between the race circuits and the broadcast station in Cologne, Germany. In addition, Riedel’s Artist and MediorNet platforms are used for communications and signal acquisition and distribution at the various race venues around the world. more

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Noble Fidelity’s Award-Winning Architectural Loudspeaker – The L-85 MK II

RENO, Nev., July 11, 2014 – Noble Fidelity (www.noble-fidelity.com), the company known as the first in the U.S. to be 100 percent EU RoHS compliant, manufacturing sustainable “Green” (eWaste) In-Wall/Ceiling loudspeakers, is proud to announce the recent launch of its award-winning mk ll version of its most popular loudspeaker – the L-85. The L-85 mk II is now shipping and retails for $899/pair.

“The recent launch of the L-85 mk ll has already garnered industry awards and tremendous accolades from customers and industry reviewers alike,” explained Greg Ford, Principal of Noble Fidelity. “The L-85 mk II 8-inch, 2-Way, high performance round mount loudspeaker is suitable for both in-ceiling or in-wall use.”

Round and square frameless grilles are included for aesthetic choice. These grilles are frameless-bezel less, low profile, ultra-fine perf, magnetic stainless steel held firmly in place with 24 beveled neodymium magnets and may be painted to match or accent mounting surface(s).

“Utilizing a far-forward woofer mounted in a small footprint diffraction limiting frame together with a pole-mounted soft dome, lens-free tweeter, this excellent design avoids the diffraction and near-field boundary distortions that plague many other in-ceiling and in-wall loudspeaker designs,” added Ford. “They are tuned for high fidelity and linear performance in standard drywall construction, with system-concentric wide-field dispersion. The line is very closely voice-matched pursuant to the classic British octave-to-octave balance that has made a number of British loudspeaker models famous over the past 30 years.”

Additional highlights and specifications include:
• Kevlar® fiber 8-inch (203 mm) native yellow, square-woven woofer (DuPont) with butyl surround
• Tetoron® 1-inch (25 mm) pivoting soft dome tweeter, woven-textile, lens-free, neodymium motor
• Midrange and high frequency 3-position acoustic compensation switches
• Audio grade metal film polypropylene capacitor populated fiberglass board crossover circuit
• Drivers wired with audio grade, high strand count, oxygen free copper high current speaker cable
• Vibration dampening motor boots
• T-Stop signal-powered protection circuit prevents tweeter driver failure
• Heavy spring-loaded gold-plated connection terminals accommodate up to 10 gauge speaker cable
• Edge/Ledge smoothing diffraction ring
• 24 beveled neodymium grille retention magnets
• Square seating dog ears clamp down to 5/16-inch (8 mm)
• Rated for deployment in high humidity environments
• Includes nylon insulation isolating top hat. Top hats “pop” into shape covering the top of the loudspeaker protecting it from ceiling/roof insulation material fibers and dust. Top hats are acoustically “absent” in that they do not restrict cone excursion
• Frequency response: 38Hz – 21kHz ±3dB on reference axis
• Sensitivity: 91dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
• Nominal impedance: 8 Ohms
• Recommended amplifier power: 5W – 200W on unclipped program within frequency domain
• Lifetime Limited Warranty

Considered one of the highest performance loudspeaker manufacturers in the custom installation sector of the consumer electronics industry, Noble Fidelity is also considered to be one of the most “Green” in its product design, and implementation. Founded in 2006 in Carson City, Nevada, Noble Fidelity offers customers and dealers alike, audiophile performance from In-Wall/Ceiling loudspeakers together with unparalleled customer service. The company works with dealers, consumers and the design community with acoustical help, CAD drawings and beyond, so that customers capture the best and most tangible virtues of their investment: value, fidelity, ease of acquisition, ease of implementation and ultimately, genuine and enduring satisfaction.

For more information, please visit www.noble-fidelity.com, call 888-808-HIFI (4434), or email info@noble-fidelity.com.

About Noble Fidelity:
Considered one of the highest performance loudspeaker manufacturers in the custom installation sector of the consumer electronics industry, Noble Fidelity is also considered to be one of the most “Green” in its product design, and implementation. Founded in 2006 in Carson City, Nevada, Noble Fidelity offers customers and dealers alike, audiophile performance from In-Wall/Ceiling loudspeakers together with unparalleled customer service. The company works with dealers, consumers and the design community with acoustical help, CAD drawings and beyond, so that customers capture the best and most tangible virtues of their investment: value, fidelity, ease of acquisition, ease of implementation and ultimately, genuine and enduring satisfaction.

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