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Canal 5 Noticias Chooses Shotoku For Virtual Production in Argentina

Buenos Aires News & Sports Channel
Installs Shotoku Camera Support Systems

Torrance, CA – Shotoku Broadcast Systems, a leading international manufacturer of advanced camera support products, proclaimed a successful integration of the company’s virtual reality (VR) camera support at C5N (Canal 5 Noticias) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Shotoku Inc.’s president, Naoki Ebimoto, made the announcement from the Company’s US headquarters in Torrance, CA.

The news and sports information service, established in 2007, is distributed to a worldwide audience via cable, satellite, streaming internet services and social networks. The facility recently interfaced Shotoku’s SH120 VR-enabled pan / tilt head system with virtual 3D graphics by Vizrt. Driven through an iPad interface, the channel’s operators produce traffic and weather updates, as well as reports on such ever-popular topics as the economy, politics and sports. The Shotoku system was inaugurated on Argentina’s Presidential Election Day in October 2011 with compelling graphics especially designed for the occasion by Vizrt.

“Using the Shotoku system, our production team developed a new way to display the news on the [television] screen. Virtual 3D graphics were easy and reliable; they caught the attention of viewers and helped us remain the most innovative channel, with the latest technology in Argentina,” declared Gastón Serralta, IT manager for C5N.

“We were very pleased at the results of our integration with Vizrt in Buenos Aires,” said Ebimoto. “Virtual reality systems are a key to the future of television production; they enable small facilities to expand the boundaries of creativity and capture the attention of their audience.”

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: Naoki Ebimoto
1-866-SHOTOKU • info@shotoku.tv

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

FSR Makes Mounting Mics Easy Work With Elegant Table Box

Woodland Park, NJ • FSR’s new T3-MJ+ Table Microphone Box series furnishes an elegant yet simple solution for mounting gooseneck microphones. The stylish, mini table box, available in a variety of models, accommodates a wide range of tables and lecterns for any applications requiring a gooseneck mic, including conference and boardrooms, courtrooms, state houses, pulpits and control rooms. Jan Sandri, FSR president announced today that all the models are in production and are currently shipping.

The T3-MJ+ is available in three finishes – black, brass and aluminum – to fit every décor. The basic model offers improved noise isolation and features a built-in, acoustically isolated microphone connector to accommodate mics with 3-pin XLR plugs of a diameter of 1-inch or less and provides superior shock and vibration damping.

Enhanced units, T3-MJ+1B and T3-MJ+2B, offer one or two additional buttons and are custom assembled with momentary or maintain type switches with a variety of switch caps and bi-color LEDs. T3-MJ+1BM and T3-MJ+2BM models feature an internally pre-wired built in mute feature. All models, except the base unit, provide a screw terminal connection to the mic.

A simple process requiring a 2-inch round hole, and less than 1.5 inches of under table clearance makes easy work of installation. An under table shroud is provided as part of the assembly.

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: www.fsrinc.com.###

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

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

Bright Technologies’ Gets New BrightDrive Triton Out The Door!

Reno, USA, January 10, 2012 — Bright Technologies, Inc., developer of advanced technology for shared media, today announced that its new economical, compact, and eco-friendly BrightDrive Triton media file server is now shipping!

Designed and developed to address the rigorous demands of the media and entertainment industry, Triton answers the need for an attractively priced, green solution that only occupies a single rack unit. The server incorporates a unique set of features and functionalities that dramatically increase productivity and maximize profitability via real-time collaboration between all clients. Triton also supports StorNext 4.2.

Triton incorporates Bright’s best-of-class software, including the astonishing new patent-pending BrightClip 2.0 advanced recording technology. The latest BrightClip release is faster and smarter than ever. More than just file allocation, it permanently overcomes the industry-wide problem of degradation by eliminating fragmentation, randomization and inter-leaved frames and is still the only solution that works 100% at all times.

Triton’s eco-friendly design lowers cooling requirements and significantly reduces power costs. Its agnostic architecture allows facilities to seamlessly interface with their preferred applications, protocol, resolution, and formats, eliminating the need for investing in new storage. It offers the highest level of operational stability, consistent and predictable performance, and high-speed access for all users at all times. Triton is equipped with incomparable GUI’s (graphical user interfaces) for monitoring and administration.

“BrightDrive Triton, occupies only 1U,” explained Roger Beck, Bright’s CTO. “Its compact frame guarantees a more efficient, cost-effective infrastructure at an extremely attractive price point.“

Triton’s release follows close on the heels of Bright’s successful December launch of Procyon, a compact 3U server featuring a groundbreaking hardware platform plus a current and stable software foundation – including support of StorNext 4.2.

Both Triton and Procyon are available directly from Bright Technologies and through Bright’s worldwide network of business partners.

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 and 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 its current product line. Today, Bright Technologies provides the most advanced media file servers in the industry, featuring low-latency, high performance, and best possible predictability and reliability, specifically designed to meet the needs of media file-based workflows. Bright Technologies, Inc., head office: 10405 Double R Blvd, Reno, Nevada, USA. t: +1 775 823 9002 www.4bright.com

Contacts:
Company
Bright Technologies Inc.
Catrin Beck, Marketing Director
catrin.beck@4Bright.com
P +1 775.823.9002

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

Watch our new BrightDrive Movie!!
Learn how File Fragmentation steals System Performance in our “Transparent Drive Demo”!!

FSR Builds a Bigger (Ceiling) Box

Woodland Park, NJ • FSR, manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, has announced the launch of a new ceiling box with a deeper design developed to accommodate applications requiring more internal equipment than the CB-12 and CB-22 models.

“The CB-224 is the largest unit in our popular CB Ceiling enclosure series,” commented Jan Sandri, FSR’s president. “Its capacity to support 50 pounds for a projector, and 12 pounds on each shelf makes it ideal for any venue requiring a robust ceiling mount.”

The unit is a perfect fit for conference centers, schools, meeting and training facilities, airports and museums. Its advanced deep box design has a pull-down 4 RU cage with gas-spring assisted ball-bearing slide. 2 RU of angle-adjustable rack-mounting surfaces on either end of the cage facilitate mounting and visibility of 1RU/2RU patch panels. 1-3/8” of clear space on both sides allows for wire bundles to traverse parallel to the cage after installation. Each side of the box has an edge-protected bundled cable inlet cavity, filled with flame retardant foam seal. The interior of the CB-224 is complete with 5 internal outlets, 1 external outlet, and a fan.

The CB-224 ceiling box is available in 4 versions: with or without a pole-mount for a projector, and both with or without “smart” electronics. The Smart Module brings Green Energy savings to the Ceiling Box by turning power on and off to non-critical equipment based on the current being drawn by the projector. In effect, when the projector is shut down, the non-critical devices in the ceiling box are power off as well, and when the projector is powered on, so are the other devices. This reduces the amount of power being consumed by the room when it is not in use.

The CB-224 is ETL listed and has approvals for safety (UL 60950-1) and visible smoke (UL-2043). Units are currently shipping.

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: www.fsrinc.com.

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

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

FSR To Showcase Affordable Fingertip Room Control System At ISE 2012

ISE Stand #7P215

Woodland Park, NJ (1 December 2011) — FSR, manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, will be showcasing their Flex-LT self-contained control system at ISE 2012. The award-winning, affordable system will be demonstrated in FSR’s Stand #7P215 beside the Company’s wide variety of table, wall, and floor boxes, Twister Pro transmission systems, and expanded IPS line of instant connectivity.

FSR’s FLEX-LT room control system offers a vast number of features, ability to operate a full-range of AV equipment with simple fingertip operation, and an appealing price point. The versatile unit mounts in a wall or sits on a surface to present an operator-friendly color touch screen. Non-technical users can operate the system effortlessly, control the various sources, change the volume, turn lights on and off, raise or lower the shades or screen, and much more with a simple touch.

The user friendly, easy-to-afford touch screen system is designed to accommodate educational facilities, entertainment, corporate and hospitality venues, and government installations of varying sizes and requirements. The FLEX-LT can control nearly every aspect of a room with a simple touch of a button.

The Flex Configuration Utility features an uncomplicated method to maximize system capabilities. The contractor merely follows drag ‘n drop programming methodology; eliminating the need to learn another programming language. This allows easier updates if system equipment changes.

The FLEX-LT family is available in 4 models to suit the needs of each installation. In addition, FSR offers Flex Remote, a Windows based application that can remotely control a Flex panel, and Flex Manager, a comprehensive Windows application to schedule, monitor and manage all of the Flex panels in an installation.

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: www.fsrinc.com .

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

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

FSR To Launch European Version Of Its Successful Table Box At ISE 2012

ISE Stand #7P215

Woodland Park, NJ — FSR, manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, has announced plans to launch its T6E table box, a European version of its widely successful T6 model at ISE 2012. The unit will be on show alongside a full complement of AV products in Stand #7P215 at the RAI. The table box, FSR’s newest, answers the need for an expandable, elegant unit in a conference room environment.

“We are delighted to debut the T6E, a table box designed specifically for our European customers, at our first ISE exhibition!” exclaimed Jan Sandri, FSR’s president. “The unit has been extremely well received in every region where it’s been introduced, and we’re confident it will exceed expectations in the European market as well.”

The T6E provides easy access to audio/video equipment, computers, telephones or any device requiring electronic connectivity from a conference or boardroom table. The unit features two configurable compartments that can contain Wonpro universal power outlets and either keystone audio, video, control and data connectors, IPS plates or a cable pull option.

The T6E is available with a round or square cover in black, aluminum or brass to match the décor of the room. Both round and square shapes fit in a 152mm round hole making installation extremely simple. Its cover can be closed while in use with cables exiting through the milled openings.

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: www.fsrinc.com .

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

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

Bright Technologies Presents New Generation of BrightDrive Media File Servers for Media Industry

Reno, USA — Bright Technologies, Inc., developer of advanced technology for shared media, has answered the industry’s need for economical, compact, eco-friendly media file servers by launching a new generation of BrightDrive servers. Designed and developed to address the rigorous demands of the media and entertainment industry, BrightDrive Procyon and BrightDrive Triton offer a unique set of features and functionalities that dramatically increase productivity and maximize profitability via real-time collaboration between all clients.

The servers will incorporate Bright’s best-of-class software, including the astonishing new patent-pending BrightClip 2.0 advanced recording technology. The latest BrightClip release is faster and smarter than ever. More than just file allocation, it permanently overcomes the industry-wide problem of degradation by eliminating fragmentation, randomization and inter-leaved frames and is still the only solution that works 100% at all times.

BrightDrive Procyon, the next generation of Bright’s G2 Pro, packs a powerful punch from a compact 3U footprint. The high-availability server utilizes integrated connectivity, eliminating the need for extraneous components, to offer an outstanding out-of-the-box experience. Procyon features a groundbreaking hardware platform plus a current and stable software foundation – including support of StorNext 4.2.

The new BrightDrive Triton elevates BrightDrive G2, its predecessor, to a higher level. The new server answers the need for an attractively priced, green solution that only occupies a single rack unit. Triton also supports StorNext 4.2.

In addition to their fresh look, BrightDrive’s Procyon and Triton eco-friendly designs lower cooling requirements and significantly reduce power costs. The servers’ agnostic architecture allow facilities to seamlessly interface with their preferred applications, protocol, resolution, and formats, eliminating the need for investment in new storage. They offer the highest level of operational stability, consistent and predictable performance, and high-speed access for all users at all times. Both BrightDrives are equipped with incomparable GUI’s (graphical user interfaces) for monitoring and administration.

“The most ingenious thing about the BrightDrive Procyon high-availability Media File Server, is that it’s consolidated into a mere three rack units and utilizes integrated connectivity between the components!” exclaimed Roger Beck, Bright’s CTO. “With more uptime, less maintenance effort, and BrightDrive’s internal “Virtual SCSI Device” customers save money on meta-data devices, hardware, and maintenance. Also our new single server, BrightDrive Triton, occupies only 1U which, I’m sure, our customers will love.”

Added Shawn Clark, Bright’s director of sales, “We’re thrilled about the new product releases specifically because our development team designed the BrightDrives to be a lot smaller and greener than their predecessors. This will ensure that our customers’ infrastructure will consume less power and require less cooling. But even more exciting is our ability to offer both new BrightDrives for 20% less!”

BrightDrive Procyon is shipping now, and BrightDrive Triton will be available as of January 1, 2012 directly from Bright Technologies and through Bright’s worldwide network of business partners.

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 and 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 its current product line. Today, Bright Technologies provides the most advanced media file servers in the industry, featuring low-latency, high performance, and best possible predictability and reliability, specifically designed to meet the needs of media file-based workflows. Bright Technologies, Inc., head office: 10405 Double R Blvd, Reno, Nevada, USA. t: +1 775 823 9002 www.4bright.com

Contacts:
Bright Technologies Inc.
Catrin Beck, Marketing Director
P +1 775.823.9002

Desert Moon Communications
Harriet Diener (PR)
harriet@desertmooncomm.com
P: +1 845 512 8283

Watch our new BrightDrive Movie!!
Learn how File Fragmentation steals System Performance in our “Transparent Drive Demo”!!

SGO Plans To Adopt Bright Technologies’ BrightClip To Enable Seamless Integration of Post System & Server

Reno, USA: Bright Technologies Inc., developer of advanced technology for shared media, has announced that SGO, provider of high-end solutions for the post-production and broadcast industries, has made an agreement to support the Company’s BrightClip® intelligent data recording technology on Mistika – SGO’s powerful post-production system. The integration enables customers to benefit from Mistika’s sophisticated feature-set combined with BrightDrive’s unique tools and functionalities for a robust post-production workflow.

Implementing BrightClip will enable Mistika to function seamlessly with BrightDrive media file server, the only file server developed specifically for media and entertainment. BrightClip provides superior disk recording and playback of media within the digital post-production environment by overcoming the need for data optimization. As media is moved between the different processes of a post-production workflow, BrightClip employs advanced, highly sophisticated technology to ensure content is organized logically on disks, therefore maximizing performance.

“We are delighted to open new avenues for our customers with support of BrightClip,” noted Miguel Angel Doncel, SGO’s CEO. “The advantages of Mistika, which is the most advanced and powerful DI post-production system presently available, combined with the functionality of BrightDrive will increase stability, productivity and allow faster project turn-around for our customers. The power and intelligence of BrightClip eliminates the need for defragmentation and keeps performance at a peak – a great benefit for our customers.”

Mistika is a flexible, high-end, post-production system capable of SD, HD, 2K, 4K, 5K, and stereoscopic 3D with real-time ARRI, RED Camera and other native data workflows. It seamlessly integrates timeline-based editing, conforming, infinite-layer compositing, color grading and image restoration all in one complete solution, with various toolsets working together in the timeline.

Mistika will work with all three versions of BrightDrive media file server that are all equally powerful but vary in size, modularity, and performance. BrightDrive Astella, the entry-level version, is a convenient and affordable all-in-one box that combines storage, metadata server plus all the benefits and features of BrightDrive. BrightDrive G2 and G2 Pro are high-performance servers that benefit all SAN set configurations as they are fully agnostic regarding storage, applications, and preferred fibre channel fabric.

“We are delighted that SGO will be implementing the BrightClip technology,” said Roger Beck, CTO, Bright Technologies, Inc. “The collaboration of SGO’s Mistika and BrightDrive media file server will furnish a shared media environment that offers creative tools while optimizing organization, performance and real-time speed. BrightClip was designed for environments where multiple processes are common. It eliminates the industry-wide problem of randomization by managing all media files created during the post process.”

SGO will join the growing list of manufacturers in the field supporting BrightClip.

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 and by 1999 Bright was the first to actually 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: low-latency, high performance, best possible predictability and reliability.
Bright Headquarters: 10405 Double R Blvd, Reno, Nevada, USA 89521. t: +1 775 823 9002 www.4bright.com

Harriet Diener (PR–Desert Moon Communications), Tel: +1 845 512 8283, harriet@desertmooncomm.com
Catrin Beck (Marketing Director), Tel: 775-823-9002, catrin.beck@4Bright.com

About SGO
With Head Quarters based in Madrid, SGO is an established leading European developer of high-end solutions including its flagship DI and Stereo 3D system Mistika, and on-set application Mistika Live, for the post production and broadcast industries. A global company, SGO continues to expand with offices and reseller partners across the world. Visit www.sgomistika.com

Carole Cox (PR Manager), Tel: +44 781 747 3508, ccox@sgo.es / carole@radiancepr.com and Sofia Pensado (Marketing Manager), Tel: +34 915 427 976, spensado@sgo.es

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Roger Beck Moves Up To CTO at Bright Technologies

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Reno NV – Bright Technologies, Inc., developer of advanced technology for shared media, has announced the promotion of Roger Beck to chief technology officer from his position as worldwide manager of the Company’s Technical Services Group (TSG).

As CTO, Beck will collaborate with senior management to define and maintain strategies that support Bright’s blueprint for growth and deliver on the Company vision. He will remain well versed in current technology and industry trends while using his technical acumen to uncover, evaluate and develop new concepts and products to satisfy customer demand and strengthen the Company’s competitive edge.

“Roger is a true visionary, a strategic thinker and a strong collaborative leader,? stated Ed Rodriguez, Bright’s chief architect and president. “His leadership drove Bright’s TSG to unprecedented success proving that he is the ideal candidate more

Coblat Digital Takes Home Another “STAR” Award From Editors of TV Technology Europe

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NEW 9257 MADI DISTRIBUTION AMPLIFIER FOR OPENGEAR® FORMAT
ACKNOWLEDGED FOR INNOVATION AT IBC 2011

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands — Cobalt Digital (www.CobaltDigital.com) has been recognized for innovation again. The manufacturer of 3G/HD/SD-SDI conversion gear received another STAR (Superior Technology Award Recipient) – its eighth – from the editorial staff of TV Technology Europe magazine at the 2011 IBC convention, this time for its 9257 1×9 MADI (AES10-2003) Audio Distribution Amplifier, developed for the openGear® platform.

The STAR Award is designed to celebrate and showcase the preeminent technological innovations available to the broadcast industry. TV Technology Europe’s editor reviewed a variety of products, examined the technical applications and their overall contribution to the industry, and then chose 25 winners.

“STAR awards are given to interesting new more

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