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Cobalt Digital’s LMNTS Wins Two Awards At NAB 2012

COMPANY RECEIVES HONORS FROM BROADCAST ENGINEERING AND
TV TECHNOLOGY FOR MULTI-CHANNEL LOUDNESS PROCESSING OVER IP PLATFORM

Las Vegas, NV – Cobalt Digital received double honors at NAB 2012 with awards from the broadcast industry’s leading publications. Both Broadcast Engineering and TV Technology acknowledged the ingenuity of LMNTS™ (Loudness Management for n-Transport Streams) – the manufacturer’s new multi-channel loudness processing over IP platform – with highly sought-after awards presented to only a tiny fraction of products exhibited at the show held in Las Vegas from April 16th – April 19th. NAB is the world’s largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums.

“Cobalt’s LMNTS is an exciting “first” in comprehensive transport-based loudness processing,” commented Chris Shaw, Cobalt’s senior vp of sales and marketing. “We are pleased that not only one, but two of our most respected publications recognized LMNTS as a quantum leap in multi-stream loudness processing. It offers broadcasters a much-needed economic, consistent solution that’s easy to integrate.“

Ideal for MVPDs and MSOs where a large number of diverse programming sources must be simultaneously controlled, LMNTS performs automatic loudness processing across many transport streams. It operates at the MPEG IP transport layer to provide a practical loudness management solution without the need or complexity of external codecs transferring between baseband and MPEG external interfaces.

Available in both IP and ASI versions, LMNTS extracts and decodes audio codec packets from the program stream, performs high-quality PCM loudness processing, and then re-encodes and re-packets the audio within its stream. Physically, all data connections to LMNTS are via GigE IP or ASI interfaces using an industry-standard IT hardware platform with no intermediary breakouts.

LMNTS is fully scalable and works with single and multi program streams, and supports all video codecs. Because it uses the same high-quality LINEAR ACOUSTIC® Aeromax™ loudness processing for each stream, perfect loudness consistency is assured for all programming passing through the system.

Broadcast Engineering’s Pick Hits are among the most prestigious technical awards given at NAB. A panel of independent judges not affiliated with the magazine, tours the show floor for three days looking for innovative products and technology. The judges then met to make their selections based on several criteria, including the technical and financial improvements the product can bring to a facility’s operation. At NAB 2012, only 23 products received the final nod.

TV Technology’s STAR Awards (for Superior Technology Award Recipient) are designed to celebrate and showcase the preeminent technological innovations available to the media industry. Editors search the show floor for the most innovative technologies that demonstrate an ability to help advance the acquisition and distribution of entertainment and information across the media spectrum. Finalists were examined by a panel of broadcast industry experts and judged for their technical applications and overall contribution to the industry.
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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

TVLogic Adds Two More Awards To Its Growing Collection

LQM-471W MONITOR RECEIVES “STAR” AWARD FROM THE EDITORS OF TV TECHNOLOGY
DIGITAL VIDEO PRESENTS “BLACK DIAMOND” AWARD TO COMPANY FOR LVM-074W MONITOR

LAS VEGAS — TVLogic has added another two awards to its growing collection of honors. The manufacturer of LCD and OLED high definition displays received a STAR award from the editors of TV Technology at NAB 2012 for their new LQM-471W monitor; and their LVM-074W was recognized for outstanding achievement with a Black Diamond Award from Digital Video at the same show. NAB, held in Las Vegas from April 16th – April 19th, is the world’s largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums.

Now celebrating its 12th anniversary, the STAR Awards (for Superior Technology Award Recipient) are designed to celebrate and showcase the preeminent technological innovations available to the media industry. A judging panel of broadcast industry experts reviewed a variety of products and services, examined the technical applications and their overall contribution to the industry, and then submitted their award nominees.

“The NAB show serves as the launching pad for thousands of new products and services for audio and video professionals,” said Tom Butts, TV Technology Editor-in-Chief. “Our panel of editors walked the show floor in search of the most innovative technologies. The products and services that we selected for the STAR Award made the cut—they demonstrated their ability to help advance the acquisition and distribution of entertainment and information across the media spectrum.”

The award-winning LQM-471W, a 47” 1920×1080 quad input monitor, was designed for multi-source monitoring in control rooms. With four SDI inputs/outputs, the LQM-471W supports multiple display configurations with features like Waveform/Vector Scope, Closed-Caption support, Timecode display, and remote control.

TVLogic also received a Black Diamond Award from Digital Video for their innovative LVM-074W 7″production Viewfinder Monitor. Black Diamonds recognize outstanding achievement in the advancement of video technology. A select panel of engineers, editors, and production and post professionals joined the magazine staff to judge the Best of Show awards. Weighing in at only 1.4lbs., the LVM-074W met the qualifications with its perfect blend of form and functionality.

“Our teams searched the NAB show floor for products that were truly deserving of recognition,” says NewBay Media Broadcast & Video Group Vice President & Group Publisher Eric Trabb. “Recognition with an award at NAB from the Broadcast & Video Group is a strong vote of confidence and admiration from this leading industry publication.”

Both TV Technology and Digital Video are part of NewBay Media’s Broadcast & Video Group of products.

About TV Logic
TVLogic designs and manufactures LCD and OLED High Definition displays from 7″ to 57″ designed specifically for broadcast, production, post-production, digital signage and multi-viewer applications. For further information: www.tvlogicusa.com.
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TV Logic USA Contact: Wes Donahue
818-885-6442 / wes@tvlogicusa.com

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

Thinklogical Adds Vice President of Federal Sales

Randy Ridley, Successful Federal Sales Veteran, Joins Company to Extend Thinklogical’s Leadership in Government, Defense and Intelligence Markets

Milford, CT- Thinklogical, the leading provider of fiber optic video routing and KVM extension systems, today announced that Randy Ridley has joined the company as vice president of Federal sales and will be based in the Washington, D.C. area. Randy has successfully led Federal selling efforts for several companies, including Elumens (3D visualization), MetaCarta (geographic search software), Siemens and Narus (cyber security software). Randy also served in the US Navy as an officer in the area of surface warfare. He holds a B.A. in History from the University of Iowa and an M.A. in National Security Studies from George Washington University. In his new role at Thinklogical, Randy will be a member of Thinklogical’s senior executive team lead by Joe Pajer, chief executive officer.

“Thinklogical delivers the highest levels of security and performance for video and KVM routing for distributed computing environments in the government, defense and intelligence markets,” said Mr Pajer. “In 2011, we successfully launched several new products for these markets, obtained new customers including NATO and US Navy BAMS, and achieved an EAL-4 Common Criteria certification. Adding Randy’s deep knowledge in the technology industry coupled with his outstanding track record in Federal government sales is a tremendous asset for Thinklogical as we continue our leadership and expand our presence in this market. His experience and skills are a welcome addition to our team.”

“It is an exciting time to join the Thinklogical team as the vice president of Federal sales,” said Mr. Ridley. “The continued adoption of Thinklogical’s technology throughout the Federal market and the company’s recent EAL-4 accreditation, combined with winning NATO and TEMPEST approvals, is strong validation of the market opportunity for Thinklogical’s solutions. My goal is to build and strengthen our focus in order to provide the most innovative, high performance, and secure fiber-based solutions to this market.”

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
Email: info@thinklogical.com

Crosscreek Television Productions Selects Cobalt Digital’s Gear For Voyager 11 HD Mobile Unit

Urbana, IL – Cobalt Digital (www.CobaltDigital.com), manufacturer of award-winning 3G/HD/SD-SDI conversion gear, has been selected by Crosscreek Television Productions (http://www.crosscreektv.com) to provide, commission and configure a signal distribution system for Voyager 11, the newest member of the Company’s HD mobile fleet. Crosscreek, a remote television production company based in Alabaster, Alabama that supports sports and entertainment broadcasters, will roll Voyager 11 out in late Summer 2012.

Cobalt will supply Crosscreek with a card-based solution comprised of its 9901-UDX 3G/HD/SD up down/cross converters with frame syncs, a 9821 downconverter with HD/SD-SDI Input, HD/SD-SDI reclocking, SD-SDI and analog video/audio outputs, and distribution amplifiers. The system will be controlled by the award-winning OGCP-9000 control panels.

“Cobalt Digital’s service has been superb,” explained Butch Mueller, Jr., director of engineering at Crosscreek. “Our sales representative, Jacob Kinsey, has paid incredible attention to detail; anticipating and accommodating our needs. The attractive price point and warranty also tipped the scales in Cobalt’s favor.”

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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

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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

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