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ViewZ Unveils New 18.5-inch 3G/1080p Reference Monitor

Anaheim, CA – ViewZ, a subsidiary of Orion Technology and a leading OEM manufacturer and international supplier to the professional television industry, today introduced their newest Professional Monitor, an 18.5-inch LED-based 3G/1080P Reference Display. The VZ18.5PM features advanced 12 bit processing and 1366 x 768 resolution. It joins the company’s line of portable and viewfinder displays for production, reference monitors for studio or post-production, and multi-viewers for the control room.

The VZ18.5PM-3G supports SMPTE-425A/B single input 3G or dual link SMPTE 372, as well as ITU-R BT.709 standards. Powerful overlays include vectorscope, waveform, YCbCr, and 16 channel audio metering. Menus are accessible via a jog dial controlled display for rapid selection; advanced features include color temperature and gamma selection, plus full support of RGB, 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 active matrix loop-through SDI. It also offers variable safety areas and support for a full range of aspect ratio formats.

“We are extremely pleased to present this technologically advanced reference monitor at the prestigious National Association of Broadcasters Convention,” said Hwang. “It coincides with ViewZ’s NAB debut and the introduction of our Broadcast and Post-Production products division.”

About ViewZ
ViewZ, an established OEM manufacturer of professional-grade LCD and LED monitors, is a subsidiary of Orion Technology, a leading Korean manufacturer of image display solutions with operations in Asia, Europe and North America. The company offers a comprehensive range of high quality monitoring products used in transportation, security, medical, educational, industrial, military and other professional applications. ViewZ is committed to technology leadership with affordable cutting-edge designs, advanced features and exceptional reliability. The office in Anaheim, CA manages sales, distribution and technical support to customers in the Americas. For details, please visit: www.ViewZUSA.com
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ViewZ contact: Larry Enroth
+1-714-630-3380 / larry@viewzusa.com

Press contact: Desert Moon Communications / Harriet Diener
+1-845-512-8283 / harriet@desertmooncomm.com

Mike Poirier Joins PRECO as East Coast Manager, Distributed Products

Burbank, CA – PRECO, Inc., a well-established distributor of advanced technology equipment, has added Mike Poirier its sales team as east coast manager, distributed products. Kent McGuire, PRECO’s president, made the announcement from Company headquarters in Burbank, CA.

“The east coast is naturally an important market for us,” stated McGuire. “Mike’s extensive regional knowledge coupled with his technical experience will be a tremendous benefit to our customers. We’re delighted to add Mike to our staff and we look forward to strengthening our local support with his help.”

Mike joins PRECO with over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, and product management with electronic manufacturers, ranging from startups to publicly traded companies. Prior to joining PRECO, Poirier served as vice president and general manager of Teranex for six years. He previously held leadership positions with Algolith, Miranda Technologies (TSE:MT) and Syncom.

A former Electronic Engineering Teacher at CEGEP du Vieux Montréal, Poirier holds an Electronic Engineering Degree from Dawson College of Montreal.

Poirier is based in Orlando, Florida and will focus primarily on PRECO’s TVLogic and Avocent lines.

About PRECO
PRECO, Inc. is a Stocking Distributor and System Integrator of High Definition Video, Switching, Routing, Conversion, Test & Measurement, Video & Data Walls and Video Wall Controllers. For further information: www.preco.net

PRECO contact: Wes Donahue
Tel: 818-842-4632 /wes@preco.net

Dx2 Broadcast to Represent ViewZ Monitors in The South Central United States

Anaheim, CA – ViewZ, a subsidiary of Orion Technology and a leading OEM manufacturer and international supplier to the professional television industry, today announced the appointment of Texas-based Dx2 Broadcast to represent the company’s line of professional broadcast monitoring products in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. Dx2 will also assist ViewZ with sales and marketing on a national basis. The announcement was made by Larry Enroth, ViewZ’s director of sales for broadcast and post-production, from their U.S. headquarters in Anaheim, CA.

Dx2 will represent the full line of ViewZ’s professional monitors, including popular sizes of portable and viewfinder displays for production, reference monitors for studio or post-production, and multi-viewers for the control room. All support 3G with ultra-wide dynamic range, feature 12-bit processed backlit LED illumination and come with a two-year factory warranty. Details at www.ViewZUSA.com

“We are extremely pleased to welcome the Dx2 Broadcast team to our growing distribution network and look forward to a long, mutually beneficial partnership,” said Enroth. Dx2 pair two seasoned media industry experts: David Roberts brings 30 years of experience as an engineer, producer/director, technical writer and manufacturer’s representative; David Gerety is close behind with 29 years of sales and marketing in radio and television at both the local and enterprise-level. “Having the endorsement of respected industry veterans is significant for ViewZ in the highly competitive broadcast and post-production marketplace,” Enroth concluded.

About ViewZ
ViewZ, an established OEM manufacturer of professional-grade LCD and LED monitors, is a subsidiary of Orion Technology, a leading Korean manufacturer of image display solutions with operations in Asia, Europe and North America. The company offers a comprehensive range of high quality monitoring products used in transportation, security, medical, educational, industrial, military and other professional applications. ViewZ is committed to technology leadership with affordable cutting-edge designs, advanced features and exceptional reliability. The office in Anaheim, CA manages sales, distribution and technical support to customers in the Americas. For details, please visit: www.ViewZUSA.com
About Dx2 Broadcast
Based in Dallas, TX, Dx2 Broadcast is an elite rep firm catering to broadcast and professional clients through a trusted network of dealers. Partners David Roberts and David Gerety are technology and marketing veterans with extensive radio, television and media production expertise. For details, please visit www.Dx2Broadcast.com
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ViewZ contact: Larry Enroth
+1-714-630-3380 / larry@viewzusa.com

Press contact: Desert Moon Communications / Harriet Diener
+1-845-512-8283 / harriet@desertmooncomm.com

Leading Chilean Broadcaster Chooses Shotoku for New HD Studios

SANTIAGO’S CANAL 13 INSTALLS SHOTOKU CAMERA SUPPORT SYSTEMS

Staines, UK – Shotoku Broadcast Systems, a leading international manufacturer of advanced camera support products, recently completed the installation and commissioning of a complex remotely controllable camera system at Canal 13, in Santiago, Chile. James Eddershaw, Shotoku’s sales director, made the announcement from the Company’s UK headquarters in Staines, UK.

One of Chile’s pioneer broadcasters, Canal 13 television began airing in Santiago, the nation’s capital, in 1959. As part of a facility-wide High Definition upgrade, the station purchased five each Shotoku TG-18 Pan/Tilt Heads and Ti-11 I-height elevator pedestals, along with a TR-8T Touch screen control system with HD-SDI support and its companion TR-HP Hot panel, all fully CCU integrated with Hitachi studio and ENG cameras.

“Shotoku provided us with a powerful, scalable, system which is simple to use and fully integrated with our HD cameras we’ve deployed,” said Rodrigo Fernandez, director of engineering systems. “The Shotoku installation went smoothly and was carried out around our on-going live operations. We look forward to many years of trouble-free operation in our demanding newsroom environment and generate more efficiency within our organization. In addition, it provides flexibility required for newscasts under contingencies through its manual control system”.

“It’s been a real pleasure to work with Canal 13 over the past few months,” said Eddershaw. “Our systems are well suited to their challenging environment that requires a tight integration with third-party devices, high performance, scalability to meet evolving needs and, of course, simplicity.”

About Shotoku Broadcast Systems
Shotoku Broadcast Systems is an international leader in the manufacture and marketing of a full range of camera support products with emphasis on manual and robotic pedestals and pan/tilt heads for the television broadcast industry. The Company also provides robotic camera systems capable of interfacing with third-party equipment. Established as an engineering design firm specializing in advanced mechanics and electronic control systems, Shotoku maintains headquarters in Japan with offices in Staines, UK and Torrance, CA. The Company’s robotic camera systems are designed, developed and manufactured in Staines, UK. For further information:
www.Shotoku.tv

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Shotoku contact: James Eddershaw
+44 (0) 1784 224650 • info@shotoku.co.uk

Press contact: Desert Moon Communications
Harriet Diener
845-512-8283 / harriet@desertmooncomm.com

Thinklogical Expands Solution Offering For Post Production With New, High Performance Audio Extension System

Virtuoso-PRO Audio Extension System Enables Professional Editing Across a Wide Range of Audio Formats

Milford, CT – Thinklogical, a leading provider of fiber-based KVM, video, audio and peripheral extension and routing technologies, today announced the introduction of its new line of audio extension systems, the Virtuoso-PRO product family.

The new Virtuoso-PRO product family supports a breadth of audio formats such as AES3, S/PDIF and balanced and unbalanced analog stereo, with sampling rates of 32 KHz to 192 KHz. The product is offered in two formats: a small stand-alone unit or a modular 1RU chassis. The Virtuoso-PRO stand-alone unit transmits and extends up to eight audio signals (using two fibers) over distances up to 40 kilometers away from the controlling source.
The modular 1RU chassis can support video (DVI and SDI), KVM and audio in the same chassis, providing the most compact and flexible 1RU solution available in the market today. The Virtuoso-PRO is compatible with all of Thinklogical’s Video and KVM routers.

“This new family of high-end audio extenders streamlines post production workflows by providing the necessary professional audio signals right to the editor’s desktop,” said Kevin Keefe, co-founder and vice president of Thinklogical. “The Virtuoso-PRO product family provides the audio component of our Thinklogical extension system, allowing our customers to get even more value out of their Thinklogical solution. As with all of our extension systems, there is absolutely no compromise in signal quality.”

About Thinklogical
Thinklogical is the leading manufacturer and provider of fiber optic KVM, video, audio, and peripheral extension and routing solutions, as well as NATO Information Assurance (Common Criteria, EAL4) accredited fiber matrix routers. Entertainment, government, scientific and industrial customers worldwide rely on Thinklogical’s products and solutions for optimal performance in secure visual computing environments. Thinklogical helps customers reduce overall cost and dramatically enhance workflow dynamics within complex computing, broadcast, post production and AV infrastructures. Thinklogical sells primarily through integrator and VAR channels, and is privately held and headquartered in Milford, Connecticut.

For information about Thinklogical products, please visit www.thinklogical.com

Contact Marketing:
Cindy Caserta
Thinklogical
100 Washington Street
Milford, CT 06460
Phone: (203) 647-8700
Fax: (203) 783-9949
email: info@thinklogical.com

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

Bright Technologies’ DataMover Extends Reach With Support of HyperFS File System

NAB BOOTH # SL 8410

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT MAKES 3D POST-PRODUCTION ACCESSIBLE TO WIDER VARIETY OF FACILITIES

Reno, NV — Bright Technologies, Inc., www.4bright.com developer of advanced technology for shared media environments, announced today that its DataMover file management tool now supports HyperFS, a file system that simplifies the management of large files, while providing high-speed, low-latency file access across global repositories. The development broadens Bright’s reach by allowing DataMover customers to benefit from HyperFS’s Ethernet and Fibre Channel connectivity, and provides additional 3D capabilities via DataMover’s 3D Stereoscopic Optimizer. DataMover will be demonstrated on Bright’s booth # SL 8410 at NAB 2012.

DataMover is designed to expose some of the most powerful elements of Bright’s data transfer technologies. Command-line user can leverage DataMover’s scripting option for innovative processes and customized workflow automation. Its file-format agnostic feature 3D Stereoscopic Optimizer reduces the need for excessive data shuffling for 3D projects by enabling content creators to merge 3D frames for optimized playback in one contiguous stream. This simplifies the workflow requirements of 3D post-production by significantly reducing manual effort while delivering optimized playback at the same time. That way DataMover enables smaller post facilities to undertake 3D projects without having to dramatically increase their hardware commitments.

DataMover follows Bright’s basic principle (or “philosophy”? Or “priority”?) of proactively preventing fragmented, randomized and interleaved file layout in the beginning by recognizing sequences. This unique feature make it possible to manage file based sequences as if they are a single file.

HyperFS provides over 140 petabytes of scalable storage capacity and multiple gigabyte transmission bandwidth, and supports massive data sets, single files as large as 32TB, and concurrent heterogeneous multi-user access. Users are able to utilize storage resources more efficiently and share data from a single consolidated pool, thereby alleviating operational challenges and reducing operational costs. HyperFS provides full storage subsystem independence and support for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux clients.

About Bright
Bright Technologies develops highly specialized technology for shared media environments.
In the mid-1990s, Bright’s core team began the development of the first file system for shared media. By 1999, Bright was the first company to address the core issues and challenges of file handling in media. Over the past 12 years, Bright has earned a reputation as an innovative, collaborative, problem-solving media software and technology developer. Based on this level of experience and vision for what’s possible, Bright has developed and successfully marketed its current product line. Today, Bright Technologies provides the most advanced and sophisticated media file server in the industry – specifically designed to meet the needs of media file-based workflows, including low-latency, high performance, best possible predictability and reliability.

Bright Headquarters: 10405 Double R Blvd, Reno, Nevada, USA. t: +1 775 823 9002 www.4bright.com

Contact:
Bright Technologies, Inc.:
Catrin Beck
press@4bright.com

Press:
Harriet Diener / Desert Moon Communications
harriet@desertmooncomm.com

Thinklogical Expands Video & KVM Routing to Address Small to Medium-Sized Computing Environments

Compact, 6.22 Gbps and Protocol Agnostic MX48 Video and KVM Router Will Be Showcased at NAB 2012; Already Shipping to Customers

Milford, CT — Thinklogical today announced that it is expanding its video and KVM routing solution with its new MX48 router. The new router allows for flexible deployment configurations in a variety of small to medium sized computing environments such as regional or local broadcast facilities, smaller post-production facilities, smaller command and control centers, corporate conference rooms and hospital or higher education presentation rooms. The MX48 will be showcased at NAB 2012 (booth SL10424). The new router is already shipping to customers.

The MX48 is a compact, high bandwidth (6.22 Gbps, the highest single thread bandwidth in the industry) and high performance solution for complete, end-to-end routing of video and peripheral signals over multi-mode or single-mode fiber optic cable. The protocol agnostic router supports a variety of formats, including DVI, Dual-link DVI, 3G, HD, SD SDI, Dual-link SDI, USB HID, USB 2.0 (high speed, full 480 Mbps), FireWire 800, serial and bi-directional audio. The router is scalable from 16 ports up to 48 ports, and is compatible with all Thinklogical KVM and video extension systems.

“Thinklogical has a robust history of delivering industry best solutions for KVM and video routing, delivering the highest levels of performance and security, in large and very large, complex computing environments. We are delighted to now bring our unique technologies to customers in small to medium sized computing environments,” said Joe Pajer, chief executive officer of Thinklogical. “With the introduction of the MX48, we are significantly expanding the number of customers who will benefit from Thinklogical solutions.”

The MX48 router is also designed to be easily configured and controlled immediately upon installation. It is engineered with a range of innovative control features designed to simplify operation in visualization computing environments, including a convenient touch panel display with an intuitive user interface. The touch panel can be either integrated into the product (accessible from the front of the router) or be positioned separately in a rack mount format. For customers who prefer to make connections right from their desktop, there is also an option for a small desktop touch panel. For larger configurations Thinklogical’s X4 Configurator, an advanced control management software program is also available, which provides a convenient, browser-based user interface to the router from remote locations. In addition, it is compatible with third party control systems.

“With the MX48, customers with small to medium sized computing environments can now take advantage of premium features and functions from Thinklogical. For instance, one of Thinklogical’s key technologies, which is included in the MX 48, is a unique, pluggable, Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) transceiver design which allows our customers to build an optimized system by mixing electrical SDI, NTSC/PAL, or HDMI/DVI without experiencing video scaling artifacts. Together with 6.22 Gbps of bandwidth per fiber, customers will have an ideal routing solution,” said Kevin Keefe, vice president and co-founder of Thinklogical. “Our customers continue to entrust their infrastructures to Thinklogical’s video and KVM routing solutions because our technology continues to grow and expand with their needs.”

About Thinklogical
Thinklogical is the leading manufacturer and provider of fiber optic KVM, video, audio, and peripheral extension and routing solutions, as well as NATO Information Assurance (Common Criteria, EAL4) accredited fiber matrix routers. Entertainment, government, scientific and industrial customers worldwide rely on Thinklogical’s products and solutions for optimal performance in secure visual computing environments. Thinklogical helps customers reduce overall cost and dramatically enhance workflow dynamics within complex computing, broadcast, post production and AV infrastructures. Thinklogical sells primarily through integrator and VAR channels, and is privately held and headquartered in Milford, Connecticut.
For information about Thinklogical products, please visit www.thinklogical.com

Contact Marketing: Cindy Caserta
Thinklogical
100 Washington Street
Milford, CT 06460
Phone: (203) 647-8700
Fax: (203) 783-9949
email: info@thinklogical.com

Press Contact: Desert Moon Communicatons
Harriet Diener
845-512-8283 • harriet@desertmooncomm.com

Cobalt Digital Names Jesse Foster Western Region Sales Manager

NAB Booth N 1929

Urbana, IL – Cobalt Digital (www.CobaltDigital.com), a manufacturer of award-winning 3G/HD/SD-SDI conversion gear for broadcast environments, has added Jesse Foster to its growing sales team as western region sales manager. Bob McAlpine, vp of North America sales, announced the appointment today from headquarters in Urbana, IL.

“Jesse joins Cobalt as we expand both our presence and our solutions,” commented McAlpine. “We not only listen to our customers and respond with innovative and practical products, but we are enhancing our support on the local level by adding talented individuals like Jesse. Jesse’s in-depth regional knowledge makes him the perfect candidate to further develop our growing western region.“

Reporting to McAlpine, Foster will manage regional sales operations for Cobalt’s entire product range which includes a full line of loudness processing solutions and a variety of audio and video signal processing 3G/HD/SD-SDI cards for openGear®. Foster will serve the Company’s existing customer-base while working with upper management to identify new opportunities and markets for Cobalt’s growing product line.

“Broadcasters need to make smart technical and financial decisions in today’s environment to keep their operations competitive,” said McAlpine. “Jesse’s technical expertise will help our customers evaluate their options and make the best choices as they navigate the path to CALM compliance, and add advanced signal processing and monitoring technologies to their infrastructures to keep them ahead of the curve.”

Chris Shaw, svp of sales and marketing, remarked, “Jesse strengthens sales activities in an important geographical region and adds yet another step in the continued growth of Cobalt Digital. We welcome him aboard at an important juncture in Cobalt’s expansion.”

Prior to joining Cobalt, Foster served as west coast regional sales manager for Nevion USA where he successfully increased the manufacturer’s visibility in the local broadcast market and contributed to the Company’s revenue growth. Earlier he spent 8 years as senior sales manager at Evertz, and held the position of HD camera system technician for Plus 8 Digital.

Foster is based in the Los Angeles, CA area. He can be reached at 818-903-2225 or Jesse.Foster@cobaltdigital.com

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ABOUT COBALT DIGITAL INC.
Cobalt Digital Inc. designs and manufactures award-winning 3G/HD/SD conversion gear for the broadcast television environment. Distributed through a worldwide network of dealers, system integrators, and other partnerships, Cobalt products are backed with a 5-year warranty. For more information, visit http://www.cobaltdigital.com.

Company Contact: Chris Shaw, VP of Sales and Marketing
+1-217-344-1243 / chris.shaw@cobaltdigital.com

Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications / Harriet Diener
+1-845-512-8283 / harriet@desertmooncomm.com

FSR Presents iPad2 Enclosure

Woodland Park, NJ – FSR, manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, has introduced an easy-to-install WE-IPAD2-SLV iPad® 2 enclosure designed to provide a secure, yet accessible housing for the versatile tablet. Jan Sandri, president of FSR Inc., announced the launch today from headquarters in Woodland Park, NJ.

Convenient single cable Installation is a breeze using the FSR IT-CHRG-P2U PoE to USB charger that derives ample power from a standard PoE network connection, and does not require PoE+. The rear of the tamper resistant casing includes three position horizontal and vertical adjustment holes for mounting in either orientation, as well as a symmetrical hole pattern for rapid mounting to a standard 2-gang box, with no electrical drop needed.

A full view camera port, home button, and speaker port for clear audio are all recessed into a sturdy .090” aluminum case for a sleek look with no visible hardware. Plain face models are also available.

The WE-IPAD2-SLV IPAD enclosure is shipping now. An iPad® 3 enclosure is coming soon!

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

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

iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

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

Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications
Harriet Diener
845-512-8283 • mailto:harriet@desertmooncomm.com

Canada’s The Weather Network Warms-Up With Shotoku Camera Support

Staines, UK – Shotoku Broadcast Systems, a leading international manufacturer of advanced camera support products, recently completed the successful installation and commissioning of a state-of-the-art IP-based camera control system for The Weather Network, Canada’s leading provider of weather information services. The announcement was made by Shotoku sales director James Eddershaw from the Company’s European headquarters in Staines, UK.

The five camera package combined legacy with new remote systems, and included Shotoku’s lightweight TG-27 pan tilt heads mounted on TI-11 elevator pedestals. All five systems came under the control of the company’s high performance TR-8B Joystick panel and used Shotoku’s unique DigiPort IP network to replace legacy serial with modern, more flexible IP-based interfaces. The entire upgrade was carried out by The Weather Network staff assisted by a Shotoku engineer, and was installed into a live, working studio without disruption.

“We’ve benefitted from the use of robotic cameras in our operations for many years,” said Kiko Grusecki, The Weather Network’s Director of Broadcast Operation. “But our system needed to expand and adapt to our camera upgrade plans. Shotoku helped us plan a smooth, cost-effective replacement without disrupting our on-air operations.”

About Shotoku Broadcast Systems
Shotoku Broadcast Systems is an international leader in the manufacture and marketing of a full range of camera support products with emphasis on manual and robotic pedestals and pan/tilt heads for the television broadcast industry. The Company also provides robotic camera systems capable of interfacing with third-party equipment. Established as an engineering design firm specializing in advanced mechanics and electronic control systems, Shotoku maintains headquarters in Japan with offices in Staines, UK and Torrance, CA. The Company’s robotic camera systems are designed, developed and manufactured in Staines, UK.
For further information: www.Shotoku.co.uk

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Shotoku contact: James Eddershaw
+44 (0)1784 224 650 • info@shotoku.co.uk

Press contact: Desert Moon Communications, Harriet Diener
+1-845-512-8283 / harriet@desertmooncomm.com

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