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Analog Way unveils the NeXtage 16, a powerful true-seamless AV Processor

Analog Way is pleased to introduce the NeXtage 16 (Ref.NXT1604), a brand new powerful high-end AV Processor. Based on Analog Way’s new LiveCoreTM platform, the NeXtage 16 offers state-of-the-art live processing and Soft Edge Blend capabilities for top-notch presentations.

NeXtage 16 (Ref.NXT1604) is a high-end Seamless Switcher with dedicated live processing, designed with a rugged reinforced chassis and hardware for demanding live events. Equipped with 16 Scalers, 8 seamless inputs and 2 main outputs, NeXtage 16 offers 28 input plugs: 4 x HDMI, 6 x DVI-D, 2 x DisplayPort, 8 x 3G-SDI and 8 x Universal Analog. With 4 independent true seamless layers per output, as well as an independent Native Background layer included for Soft Edge Blending or individual screen modes, NeXtage 16 is an exciting tool to create impressive shows.

Versatile connectivity and extensive set of formats
The switch between any of the 28 input plugs can be operated in instant Clean Cut. The NeXtage 16 also offers unique connectivity through a SFP Cage to receive a large choice of Optical SFP modules per output. The device can handle any source from composite video, up to 2560×1600 (DVI Dual-Link available). It also outputs a variety of formats, including HD-TV and Computer format up to 2560×1600. NeXtage 16 features a Full Preview with all PIPs available, as well as a customizable Live Source Mosaic Monitoring on an independent output. All sources and layers can be displayed in real time on the Program, the Preview and the Live Source Mosaic Monitoring output.

A powerful new platform
The new LiveCore platform was designed by Analog Way to deliver powerful live processing and true Seamless Switching. The 16 Scalers ensure an easy, intuitive, and powerful use of the NeXtage 16. The 4 true Seamless scaled layers per output can be controlled individually in time and transition. All layers are uniformly considered, meaning any source can be fully resized, resulting in higher creativity. Up to 50 frames and 50 logos can be easily stored in the NeXtage 16 memory via a USB plug. They are all fully resizable and support all settings and transitions of the layers. A Native Background allows creative customization and addition of a fifth layer on either or both outputs. The NeXtage 16 offers associative modularity: up to 4 units can be used to produce multiple widescreen solutions with Soft Edge Blending or Hard Edge (horizontal and/or vertical).

User-friendliness and comfort of operation
The NeXtage 16 can be controlled directly from its front panel or using a Web Remote Control Software. The front panel offers a large TFT color display with a new graphic user interface allowing monitoring of sources directly on the front panel’s screen.
In order to help users prepare sophisticated shows quickly, Analog Way designed a new optimized web-based Remote Control Software (Web RCS). The Web RCS offers a user-friendly graphic interface that can be run virtually anywhere on any computing device. An intuitive dashboard allows operators to fully prepare any show with the support of a Wizard mode indicating all steps to follow for a perfect setup of the machine. Through the Web RCS, the NeXtage 16 supports Remote Services and quick setup cloning via a USB plug. Remote Support and Assistance is also available: Analog Way’s Technical Support team can connect remotely to the machine (web access necessary) to support users upon request.

Franck Facon, MarCom Director at Analog Way, states: “The NeXtage 16 demonstrates Analog Way’s ambition to offer premium systems beyond the well-established Di-VentiX series. Thanks to the new LiveCore platform and its Web User Interface, the NeXtage 16 brilliantly combines high performance and user-friendliness”.

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Analog Way introduces exciting new generation of high-end AV processors

December 2012 – Analog Way is pleased to announce the introduction of a brand new generation of high-end innovative systems for signal processing and distribution, based on their new state-of-the-art LiveCore platform. Two products of this new generation, NeXtage 16 and SmartMatriX Ultra, will be unveiled as a world premiere in Analog Way’s booth #11-F58, during Integrated Systems Europe 2013 from January 29-31 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

In the process of an ambitious corporate overhaul, Analog Way has initiated deep changes over the last three years. The goal: To reach the next level of innovation and quality, and to better serve customers. The company has made strong investments in Research & Development and has worked to optimize processes to offer the finest quality in design and production.

As a result of these improvements, today Analog Way proudly introduces a new generation of high-end AV processors dedicated to the System Integration and Rental & Staging markets. NeXtage 16 and SmartMatriX Ultra, the first LiveCore-based new generation systems, will be unveiled as a world-premiere during ISE 2013 in Analog Way’s booth #11-F58. They were conceived and designed based on careful analysis of customers’ needs and suggestions. They offer both highly innovative functionalities and first-rate quality of manufacture and design.

Adrien Corso, Analog Way’s CEO, explains: “The design of the LiveCore platform was the biggest Research & Development project ever undertaken by the company so far. It showcases Analog Way’s expertise in true-live AV processing technologies and underlines our ambition to remain at the forefront in this field. Our new LiveCore-based systems should be of great value to our customers in the forthcoming years.”
Franck Facon, Analog Way’s Marketing & Communications Director, adds: “Our customers have been pressing us for a long time to complete our offering with high-end processors above our well-established Di-VentiX series. The team took the time to put the company in perfect order before taking up that challenge. We’re now excited to bring LiveCore and this new generation of processors to the market: it feels like writing a new page in Analog Way’s history.”

NeXtage 16 is a powerful Seamless Switcher with dedicated live processing, based on Analog Way’s new LiveCore platform, designed with rugged hardware and reinforced chassis for demanding live events. Equipped with 8 true seamless inputs and 2 outputs, it offers 28 input plugs: 4 x HDMI, 6 x DVI-D, 2 x DisplayPort, 8 x 3G-SDI and 8 x Universal Analog.
NeXtage 16 offers 16 Scalers and state-of-the-art 100% digital processing, making it an exciting way to create impressive shows. It includes 4 independent true seamless layers per output, as well as an independent Native Background layer included for Soft Edge Blending or individual screen modes.

SmartMatriX Ultra is a high-end 12×4 Scaled Native Matrix, based on Analog Way’s new LiveCore platform, with rugged design for optimized durability. It offers versatile AV connections for any setup through 12 true seamless inputs and 42 plugs: 6 x HDMI, 9 x DVI-D, 3 x DisplayPort, 12 x 3G-SDI and 12 x Universal Analog.
With 2 independent true seamless scaled layers per output, SmartMatriX Ultra provides dedicated live processing for demanding presentations. Two units can be linked, with inputs and outputs shared and added, resulting in an impressive 24×8 Scaled Seamless Matrix.

Layers, individually controllable on both systems, can display either a live image or a still picture, all resizable. Inputs are simultaneously available on multiple layers.

Both devices provide a Full Preview with all PIPs available, as well as customizable Live Source Mosaic Monitoring on an independent output.

With the new user-friendly and intuitive web-based Remote Control Software, NeXtage 16 and SmartMatriX Ultra can be easily controlled via Internet or the front panel.

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Analog Way opens new headquarters

November 2012 – As part of its ongoing expansion, Analog Way is pleased to announce it has officially opened its new headquarters in Antony, near Paris, France. The new state-of-the-art building offers significantly expanded office space as well as new amenities to better serve customers.

Analog Way, award-winning designer and manufacturer of Presentation Switchers and Image Converters, recently relocated its headquarters to Antony, near Paris, France.
Besides being fashionably designed, the new state-of-the-art offices offer significant extra space to better fit Analog Way’s growing activity. In addition, the building complies with the HQE (High Environmental Quality) and the BBC (Low Consumption Building) standards.

Adrien Corso, Analog Way’s CEO, explains: “This move comes within the framework of an ambitious corporate improvement project, launched in 2009 with the intention to bring the firm to the next level. Through the three last years, this project has deeply reshaped the company and has boosted our growth beyond expectations. A new generation of talented people joined the team, and we’ve launched a series of successful new products, including the Pulse, the Smart MatriX, and the multiple award-winning Eikos. With the opening of the new headquarters today, we have reached a symbolic milestone in our ongoing change process.”

Among the amenities available, the new building includes extensive conference facilities fully equipped to host training workshops on Analog Way’s existing and upcoming products.

Franck Facon, Marketing & Communications Director at Analog Way, adds: “Analog Way entered an ambitious corporate project three years ago. Our new headquarters will allow us to pursue our development by offering expanded space for research & development and customer service. As an example of our customer support, a high-end training program will be implemented on-site. The first training sessions will be organized in early 2013.”

Based in a strategic location near Paris, Analog Way’s new headquarters are well-served by road, rail and air transportation.

New contact details:
2/4 rue Georges Besse
92160 Antony – FRANCE
Tel: +33 (0)1 81 89 08 60
Fax: +33 (0)1 57 19 04 54

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Analog Way appoints Stage Audio Works as official distributor for South Africa

October 2012 – Analog Way, a leading designer and manufacturer of presentation switchers and image converters, is pleased to appoint Stage Audio Works as official distributor for South Africa.

Stage Audio Works has gained the favour of internationally acclaimed innovation-driven designer and manufacturer, Analog Way, resulting in Analog Way appointing Stage Audio works as their official distributor for South Africa. This will mark the formulation of a robust and solid business relationship that will see a new boom in computer and video signal processing technologies being distributed throughout the country.

Analog Way’s primary headquarters are located in France, where the company was first founded. Since its creation, Analog Way has introduced over 150 innovative products to the Pro A/V market, including internationally awarded and renowned “world’s firsts”.

Analog Way’s products which encompass: Mixers and Seamless Switchers with edge blending, matrix switching and quadravision capabilities, Event Controllers and Remote Keypads, High Resolution Video Scan Converters with Embedded Audio, Video Scalers, Multi-Format Converters, Computer and Video Interfaces, Distribution Amplifiers and more… can be found around the globe in major venues, board rooms, control rooms, museums, hospitals, houses of worship, as well as military and security installations. Their new relationship with Stage Audio Works will allow for these cutting-edge technologies to make their way through the burgeoning African continent.

Both Analog Way and Stage Audio Works share a common desire to market the highest quality processing instrumentality possible, and this shared ambition can only result in bright things for the future.

John De Cet, EMEA Sales Director at Analog Way, comments: “We are pleased to have Stage Audio Works become our official distributor for South Africa. We are confident that the expertise of our partner combined with our wide range of powerful systems will ensure great customer experience”.

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Analog Way exhibits at LDI 2012 – Booth #201 -

September 2012 – Analog Way, a leading designer and manufacturer of presentation switchers and image converters, is pleased to exhibit at LDI 2012. Analog Way will demonstrate a selection of its powerful solutions in booth #201, from October 19 to 21, in Las Vegas, NV, USA.

Analog Way is pleased to participate in LDI, the leading tradeshow for live design professionals in North and South America. Through two different demos, Analog Way will provide visitors with an overview of its solutions for the Events industry.

Multi-Screen Venue Systems
A dynamic multi-screen venue system will be demonstrated. Based on Analog Way’s Eikos, Pulse and Axion2 models, this configuration allows for total control of up to 6 individual screens with previews.

Eikos is a powerful and versatile 12-input Seamless Switcher offering Multi-Layer Mixer, 12 by 2 Seamless Native Matrix and multi-format Quadravision modes. Awarded twice as “Best Video Processing or Distribution Product”, Eikos can display up to 6 layers, and includes video output in addition to the high resolution outputs.

Pulse, a 10-input Dual Scaler Mixer Seamless Switcher, is particularly adapted to large screen applications. Capable of displaying up to 2 live sources, Pulse offers many live effects including Keying and PIP animation.

Axion2 is a high-end Remote Controller, specifically designed for live events and multi-screen venues. It can control up to 6 independent screen configurations in different locations (single display or multiple projectors in Soft Edge Blend mode) and store up to 90 presets per screen configuration. Axion2 offers useful features to easily program and control a show in a live environment (off-line programming, Snap button, Toggle Preset…).

LED wall applications
Analog Way’s systems’ capability to deal with non-standard resolutions will be demonstrated on an odd sized LED display. As an example, the Pulse and Eikos will be used to show their ability to adjust an image size to fit any LED wall. Their ability to seamlessly switch between sources with Fades, Cuts or Wipes is another key feature that will be shown. In addition, the products allow easy animation of layers.

Analog Way, Pioneer in Analog, Leader in Digital
Analog Way is a leading designer and manufacturer of presentation switchers and image converters with worldwide offices. The company designs a wide range of computer to video scan converters, scalers, edge blend processors, seamless switchers and up/down converters. The products provide the most advanced solutions in the Broadcast, AV, Rental & Staging, Church, Corporate and Industrial markets.

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Analog Way expands its range of Soft Edge Blending systems

May 2012 – Analog Way, a leading designer and manufacturer of presentation switchers and image converters, is pleased to extend its range dedicated to Soft Edge Blending applications. In addition to the Di-VentiX II (Ref.DVX8044), a versatile Quad Scaler Seamless Switcher with Mixer, Matrix and Edge Blending modes, Analog Way announces the release of Smart Edge FX (Ref.STE200). The STE200 is an advanced High Resolution Seamless Switcher with Dual Output Edge Blending. Also new for the show will be an improved Smart Edge (Ref.STE100), upgraded to include a PIP feature and Frame Store memory. 

These solutions will be exhibited in Analog Way’s booth #N952 during InfoComm 2012, from June 13 to 15 in Las Vegas, NV, USA.

Analog Way will introduce the new Smart Edge FX (Ref.STE200), as well as a new version of the Smart Edge (Ref.STE100) upgraded with PIP feature at InfoComm 2012.

Analog Way has a long history in the development of solutions enabling the creation of wide images, either horizontally or vertically”, explains Franck Facon, Marketing & Communications Director. “Combining this with different levels of processing capabilities, we now offer three Edge Blending systems capable of meeting the needs of a variety of applications through different inputs, layers and effects.”

> Di-VentiX II: Multi-Layer Mixer, Scaler, Seamless Switcher with Dual Output Edge Blending
Di-VentiX II (Ref.DVX8044) is a versatile Multi-Layer Mixer, Scaler, and Seamless Switcher that can be used in 3 different modes: Multi-Layer Mixer, 8 by 2 Seamless Native Matrix and Stand-alone Embedded Soft Edge Blending mode. Di-VentiX II offers eight inputs, including four fitted with 3G/HD/SD-SDI and four fitted with DVI. It outputs digital and analog signals in SDI, DVI and RGB simultaneously with a selection of many formats from HD-TV to VESA 2K.
In Embedded Edge Blending mode, the Di-VentiX II provides a stand-alone solution for a two projector large blended screen, either horizontally or vertically blended. Thanks to its full frame and logo memories, Di-VentiX II can display up to eight layers: four Live Sources, one Frame, two Logos and one Mask. Live Layers can be customized by the users with various attributes: Borders, Movements, Keying or Transparency. It offers Live effects including Keying and Moving PIP. An optional Video Output can be used as a True Preview Monitor for easy control of shows.
Multi-Screen Edge Blending can be achieved by linking multiple Di-VentiX II, updated with the Cross Blender II option (included). Each Di-VentiX II used in Mixer Mode drives one video projector to create an extra-large image up to 8 projectors either horizontally or vertically.

NEW! > Smart Edge FX: Advanced Hi-Resolution Seamless Switcher with Dual Output Edge Blending
Smart Edge FX (Ref.STE200) is a new addition to Analog Way’s Edge Blending solutions. Smart Edge FX offers up to twelve inputs, including four fitted with 3G/HD/SD-SDI and two fitted with HDCP compliant DVI. It outputs digital and analog signals in DVI, RGB, and offers a Video Output card providing SD or HD-TV formats in various signals from Composite Video to HD-SDI.
Smart Edge FX can display up to four layers including one logo, one frame, and two live layers customizable by the user. The product allows the display of up to two PIPs on a still background, or one PIP on a live background. Seamless transitions are available as well as a variety of visuals effects which can be combined during transitions (dynamic PIP, flying, zooming and cropping PIP,…).
Multi-Screen Edge Blending can be achieved by linking up to three Smart Edge FX units, resulting in a panoramic image with two, four, or even six video-projectors, either horizontally or vertically, without any loss of synchronization.

Upgraded with PIP feature! > Smart Edge: Hi-Resolution Seamless Switcher with Dual Output Edge Blending
Smart Edge (Ref.STE100) is an Edge Blending system with universal analog and digital inputs and HD or high resolution output with full high resolution digital processing. Designed for applications requiring wide blended screens either horizontally or vertically, Smart Edge offers ten inputs, including two fitted with SD/HD-SDI, and two fitted with HDCP compliant DVI. It outputs digital and analog signals in DVI, RGB or HD YUV. A selection of many formats from HD-TV to VESA 2K will enable you to match the native resolution of your display device. An upgraded version of Smart Edge will be introduced during InfoComm 2012. The new version adds the ability to display one PIP on a frame background with true seamless transitions.
Multi-Screen Edge Blending can be achieved by linking up to three Smart Edge units, resulting in panoramic image with two, four, or even six video projectors without any loss of synchronization.

Analog Way, Pionneer in Analog, Leader in Digital
Analog Way is a leading designer and manufacturer of presentation switchers and image converters with worldwide locations. The company designs a wide range of computer to video scan converters, scalers, seamless switchers and up/down converters. The products provide the most advanced solutions in the Broadcast, AV, Rental & Staging, Houses of Worship, Corporate and Industrial markets.

 

 

 

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Swank Audio Visuals Goes for Analog Way’s Processing and Switching Solutions

Swank Audio Visuals is an international technology service provider, partnering with more than 375 four-five star resorts and hotels in 165 major locations. Swank Audio Visuals relies upon 75 years of experience and a large team of dedicated technology specialists to accommodate everything from intimate gatherings to large conventions.

When upgrading its fleet of equipment, Swank Audio Visuals opted for Analog Way’s processing and switching systems. Over the past months, the Company purchased a number of Analog Way’s mixers and switchers, including 28 Pulses, 11 Smart Vu LEs, eight Di VentiX II, five OPS300, as well as nine Orchestra Event Controllers.With the Analog Way products selected, Swank Audio Visuals can perform multi-format, mixing, seamless matrix switching and edge blending to answer the needs of a variety of events.

For its Annual National Leadership Meeting, Swank Audio Visuals showcased some of the Analog Way’s models acquired. During the event held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, the Company’s entire leadership team could enjoy a show featuring the latest technologies. Scott Buford, Area Technical Director at Swank Audio Visuals, explains: “To perform this event, we needed a creative, original look, which would allow for various types of data to be displayed, including IMAG, PowerPoint presentations, video, live Internet demonstration, etc.”

The show included widescreen surfaces for the presentation: a 12’ x 36’ widescreen blend, a portrait oriented 83” x 144” screen and a landscape oriented 10’ x 17’ screen. The projection was achieved through four 18K HD video-projectors. A wide variety of sources were used for the show: MacBook Pro running Playback Pro software, PC laptops running PowerPoint presentations, Sony EX-MW3 XDCAM running HD-SDI, two Sonic Foundry Mediasite webcasting systems, I-Phone and much more. Part of the processing and switching needs was handled by several Analog Way products.

“Swank Audio Visuals has just recently decided to start using Analog Way systems after solely using Barco/Folsom. I had never used any Analog Way products and wanted to take this opportunity to see what they could do,” said Buford.
Analog Way’s Di-VentiX II, a versatile Multi-Layer Mixer Switcher, was used in Soft Edge mode for the 12’ x 36’ wide screen. “The ability to soft-edge blend with ease and with one box, and have the ability to have a preview monitor is awesome,” comments Buford. “Using the box for the first time, I was able to get a flawless looking soft edge blend in a very short timeframe.”

Swank Audio Visuals also used two Pulses, a Dual Scaler Mixer Seamless Switcher from Analog Way, and one Orchestra Event Controller, to flawlessly juggle with the different sources. Buford notes:“We faced constant last-minute changes in presentation materials. The flexibility of the Analog Way pieces and the wide variety of inputs was extremely valuable. It allowed us to easily accommodate all presenters and hook up a variety of inputs at a moment’s notice.”

Swank Audio Visuals’ Annual National Leadership Meeting went smoothly, and Scott Buford was satisfied by his first experience with Analog Way solutions. “I think Analog Way’s processors offer a great combination in the number and types of inputs that allows the units to straddle the digital/analog world that we are in right now.”

The support provided by Analog Way was another key point to Scott Buford: “The technical support was awesome. Any question that arose was quickly answered by Analog Way. I can’t speak highly enough of how great it is to know that this kind of technical support is there.”  

Swank Audio Visuals
Founded in 1937, Swank Audio Visuals is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2012. The Company has a rich legacy of providing superior expertise, creativity, full-service support and state-of-the-art technology for the hotel, resort, meeting and conference center industries. Provided with a hospitality approach, services include audio, video, lighting, stage design, production, Internet connectivity, webcasting/webarchiving, 3D renderings and more for events of all sizes, from intimate gatherings to large conventions. As an industry leader, Swank developed SwankDraw, a unique proprietary iPad app that allows room renderings to be created instantly on-site. Swank also enhances clients’ meetings and events by engineering and offering Mobile Meeting Manager (M3), a customizable web based app providing agendas, speaker information and more on attendees’ smartphones and tablets. Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, Swank Audio Visuals employs more than 1,400 talented professionals in approximately 375 destination resorts and hotels in 65 major markets, representing more than 165 cities in the U.S. and Canada.
Please visit www.swankav.com for more information.

 About Analog Way
Analog Way is a leading designer and manufacturer of image converters and presentation switchers. The company designs a wide range of computer to video scan converters, scalers, seamless switchers and up/down converters. The products provide the most advanced solutions in the Broadcast, AV, Rental & Staging, Church, Corporate and Industrial markets.

 

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Analog Way releases a series of demo and training videos

Analog Way, a leading designer and manufacturer of presentation switchers and image converters, is pleased to release a series of videos on its products. The first videos
are available on Analog Way’s new website www.analogway.com and on AnalogWayTV, the company’s YouTube channel. To help customers and prospects discover its wide range of products, Analog Way is releasing a set of
videos. To meet the expectations of varied customers, different types of videos have been created.
On one hand, short videos of 2-3 minutes show a quick presentation of a given product and its main features and effects. Thanks to these videos, A/V professionals can get a quick overview of the product’s capabilities and determine their interest for specific applications.
On the other hand, training videos were created to simplify the setup of a product. Approximately 15 minutes long, these videos present the main steps a user should follow to easily configure the product of his choice.

Franck Facon, Marketing & Communications Director at Analog Way, states:
“We always pay great attention to the design of our mixers and switchers, with development of unprecedented functionalities and effects. To present these state-of-the-art features, a video is worth a thousand words. With these videos, we intend to provide better support to our customers by giving them the simple procedures to optimally utilize our solutions.”
The first demo (Eikos,…) and training (Di-VentiX II, Pulse…) videos can be viewed on Analog Way’s new website at www.analogway.com or on AnalogWayTV, which is Analog Way’s YouTube channel.

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Analog Way exhibits at NAB 2012 – Booth #C12027 -

Analog Way, a leading designer and manufacturer of presentation switchers and image converters, is pleased to exhibit at NAB 2012. Analog Way will demonstrate a selection of its powerful solutions in booth #C12027, from April 16 to 19, in Las Vegas, NV, USA.

> Eikos: Multi-Layer Hi-Resolution Mixer, Matrix Scaler, Seamless Switcher with 4 Scalers
Awarded “Most InAVative Commercial Video Processing or Distribution Product” at ISE and “Best Video Signal Processing or Distribution Product/Matrix Switching” at InfoComm 2011
Eikos (Ref.EKS500) is a Multi-Layer Mixer Scaler Seamless Switcher offering up to 12 inputs including 4 fitted with SDI and 2 fitted with DVI-D. Eikos offers 3 operating modes: Multi-Layer Mixer,12 by 2 Seamless Native Matrix and QuadraVision modes.
In Multi-Layer Mixer mode, Eikos can display up to 6 layers: 3 Live Sources, 1 Frame and 2 Logos. Up to 2 PIPs can be displayed on a live background, or 3 PIPs on a still background. Live layers can be customized by the user. New effects are also available and can be combined during transitions. Eikos offers a classic preview as well as a Still Mosaic Full Preview function.
Eikos also offers a 12×2 scaled native matrix with true seamless switching. In this mode, up to 2 PIPs can be added on a still background and a mirror function is available.
In QuadraVision mode, Eikos allows the display of 4 computer or video sources on the main output.
A Video Output card provides SD or HDTV formats in various signals from Composite Video to HD SDI. Eikos also comes in a Light Edition, Eikos LE (Ref.EKS400).

> Smart MatriX: High-End Scaled Native Matrix
Smart MatriX (Ref.SMX200) is a powerful Scaled Matrix with Native Hi-Resolution Output equipped with 4 Scalers. It offers up to 12 inputs including 4 fitted with SDI and 2 fitted with DVI-D. With state of the art 100% digital processing, Smart MatriX outputs Digital and Analog Signals in DVI and VGA (RGBHV) simultaneously with a selection of many formats from HDTV to Computer 2K. Smart MatriX offers a 12×2 Scaled Native Matrix mode with true seamless switching. In addition, Smart MatriX offers PIP features: up to 2 PIPs can be displayed on a still background on each output, or 1 PIP on a still background still giving access to seamless effects during transitions. A PIP layer can also be used as a title effect over a live background. PIPs can be customized by the user with various attributes and a mirror function is available.
A Video Output card provides SD or HDTV formats in various signals from Composite Video to HD SDI. Smart MatriX also comes in a Light Edition, Smart MatriX LE (Ref.SMX100).

> Pulse: Multi-Layer Hi-Resolution Mixer Seamless Switcher with 2 Scalers
Pulse (Ref.PLS300) is a Multi-Layer Mixer Scaler Seamless Switcher with Full High Resolution Digital processing. This high-grade and easy-to-use solution is particularly adapted to large screen projections, conference rooms and Houses Of Worship.Pulse offers 10 direct inputs including 2 fitted with digital DVI and 2 fitted with SDI. In Mixer mode, Pulse can display 2 Live Sources. Live layers can be customized with various attributes (borders, movements, zoom, cut, fade, wipe or slide). Pulse offers many Live effects including Keying and PIP animation. Integrated Audio Stereo switcher features 8 inputs (6 analog and 2 from embedded SDI) and 1 output.

> Axion2: High End Remote Controller – New features!
Axion2 (Ref.ARC200) is a powerful Remote Controller specifically designed for live events and multi- screen venues. Axion2 is compatible with Analog Way’s new generation of Seamless Switchers. The machines can be controlled either as stand-alone processors or in combination, including Soft Edge Blending configurations. Axion2 can control up to 6 independent screen configurations in different locations (single display or multiple projectors in Soft Edge Blended mode) and store up to 90 presets per screen configuration. A Sequences mode allows the creation of up to 9 sequences per screen configuration. Axion2 offers useful features to easily program and control a show in a live environment (off-line programming, Snap button, Toggle Preset…). Axion2 was recently upgraded with 14 new key features. These improvements include the automatic display of IP addresses and all the connected devices on the screen’s setup page.

> RK-300: Remote Keypad
RK-300 (Ref.RK-300) is an intuitive user-friendly Remote Control Keypad designed to control Analog Way’s new multi-scaler Seamless Switchers: Eikos, Eikos LE, OPS300, OPS200, Pulse, Pulse LE, Smart MatriX, Smart MatriX LE, Smart Vu, Smart Vu LE, Smart Quad and Smart Edge. The Remote Console allows full control of menu and settings of the switchers and direct access to PIPs, logos, frames and sources selection. Layers properties can be defined by the user and stored in the console’s memory. A mini joystick allows easy control of the displayed elements. RK-300 is fitted with an Ethernet LAN RJ45 connector for easy connection and utilization.

> Broad Scan HD: Very High Resolution to Video and HDTV Scan Converter with Genlock and Embedded Audio
Fitted with Digital DVI and Analog RGB inputs, the Broad Scan HD (ref. BHD930-DG) converts Workstation, PC or Mac graphic images up to 1600×1200@60Hz (1920×1200 RB) into NTSC / PAL video or HDTV formats. Each computer input has its own monitor loop through for the connection of a control display. Output signal can be both analog and digital thus Broad Scan HD can provide full digital processing path from the input to the output. The Broad Scan HD features powerful broadcast Genlocks. Genlocks inputs are fitted with a loop through output allowing chaining devices. The Broad Scan HD includes computer input format memory: up to 16 user presets can be stored in the machines corresponding to 16 different input formats. Broad Scan HD offers 8 presets memories.

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Analog Way names new Global Customer Service and After Sales Support Director

Analog Way, a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative image converters and presentation switchers, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jérôme Tancray as new Global Customer Service & After Sales Support Director.

Analog Way is pleased to announce the appointment of Jérôme Tancray as new Global Customer Service & After Sales Support Director. Based next to Paris in France, where Analog Way’s Headquarters are located, Jérôme Tancray will develop Customer Service and will take charge of Analog Way‘s worldwide Technical Support divisions.

Prior to joining Analog Way, Jérôme worked in the medical instrumentation sector where he gained extensive experience in Customer Service. His position involved varied tasks, from on field technical support, to the development and implementation of training programs and service offers.
Taking lead of Analog Way’s Technical Support divisions, Jérôme’s mission will include the introduction of new tools and value added services to improve both pre-sales and after-sales service provided to Analog Way’s customers.

“I’m thrilled to now be part of Analog Way, a blossoming high-end manufacturer in the Pro A/V field, which is a fascinating sector”, comments Jérôme Tancray. “My mission at Analog Way is to take Customer Service to the next level with the intention of being more pro-active and closer to our customers’ requirements.”

Talking about the appointment of Jérôme Tancray, Adrien Corso, Analog Way’s CEO, says: “We are thrilled to welcome Jérôme as new Customer Service and After Sales Support Director. His expertise in BtoB customer support management will be instrumental in the development of improved Customer Service for Analog Way’s customers and partners worldwide.”

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