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Cabletime introduces graphical mapping feature for MediaStar Media Manager Software

London, 13 March 2012. Cabletime, developer of the powerful MediaStar range of IPTV distribution solutions is introducing a new feature to its MediaStar Evolution Media Manager software that will map the location, and check the functionality, of all units, including screens and players, within a graphical representation of the system, or the building in which they are sited.

The Media Manager enterprise software gives full drag-and-drop control of all Evolution IPTV system hardware and screens, as well as enabling the configuration and scheduling of all the digital media, video and signage assets for play-out. System managers can take a floor plan or diagram of the building or system layout and from this create multiple ‘work areas’. Images of the specific Evolution units can then be dropped into the correct location in the work area, where they will be represented by an icon. The icon flashes so it can be quickly located and opens to reveal the full configuration and technical details of the unit. Any loss of connectivity will also trigger an alert, allowing the operator to identify the specific unit and its actual location within the building – invaluable in identifying faults and delivering remedies quickly and efficiently.

Nick Bradford, Managing Director at Cabletime, said: “Our objective with Evolution Media Manager is to enable our customers to get full functionality and performance out of their Evolution system. This new feature ensures that the whole system can be checked easily, and any faults or interruptions can be remedied quickly with minimum disruption to the media or video broadcast. It ensures that maintaining the right content at the right place at the right time is a breeze.”

The new graphical mapping feature is available now on all Evolution units.

The MediaStar range, which has a strong, established heritage, includes TV/AV and multimedia delivery products for use over Cat-5/UTP and IP infrastructures, providing solutions for live TV, corporate communications, multicasts, music TV, training and digital signage.

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MediaStar IPTV brings the action to visitors at Dubai’s Meydan Racecourse

UK, 13 December, 2011. Visitors to Dubai’s iconic Meydan Racecourse can now see all the action throughout the massive complex thanks to the recent expansion of the MediaStar Evolution IPTV and signage system connected to all the networked displays.

Opened last year, the Meydan is the largest and most well appointed race track in the world with unparalleled facilities for up to 60,000 racegoers in the grandstand with its restaurants, private boxes and viewing galleries as well as world class amenities for jockeys and trainers in the technical areas. These demanding requirements made MediaStar Evolution “a natural choice for the complex” said Syed Abdul Wahab, CEO of Mindstec Distribution.

The installation of the powerful HD IP-based video and AV distribution solution from Cabletime has been carried out by regional technology integrator, Genesis Integration and incorporates an Evolution head-end streaming live action, TV or digital signage content to MediaStar-equipped screens across the complex. The easy-to-use Media Manager software behind Evolution allows Meydan management to control and manage each or all of the displays in its stadium-wide screen network to their full advantage.

Because MediaStar Evolution is designed specifically to deliver digital TV, media and AV content over IP networks, Meydan Racecourse can simultaneously programme informational messages in the public areas – including safety messages – whilst also streaming live racing or show company videos, presentations or targeted information in the conference rooms.

“This was an exciting and prestigious project for Genesis Integration. The complexities of different video feeds formats, the integration with broadcaster’s technologies, existing networks and head- ends, as well as the staged approach to a very rapid deployment of over 600 display locations in various public areas made this project a rarity for our organisation. All of this could not have been done without the extraordinary support of the Meydan Project Team”, said Tony Abou Jawad, Director of Genesis Integration.

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About Cabletime
With over 25 years experience in developing hardware and software video delivery systems, Cabletime is a leading manufacturer of TV over IP and TV over Cat-5/UTP multimedia delivery products for new and existing infrastructures. Providing solutions for live TV, corporate communications, multicasts, music TV, training and digital signage, Cabletime has over 3,000 installations worldwide and sells through partners in EMEA, USA, Asia, Japan, and Asia Pacific.

Its MediaStar range of products include MediaStar Evolution for efficient delivery of video and multimedia over IP networks, MediaStar Compact, the unique way to distribute and manage TV/AV delivery for small office environments over Cat-5/UTP, and for medium to large sized companies, the ultimate answer to managed delivery of TV and AV using Cat-5/UTP, MediaStar Pro. The MediaStar system offers both off-LAN and IP delivery mechanisms and supports a variety of endpoints including plasma screens, monitors, televisions, touch screen controllers, and PC workstations.

The MediaStar range serves the retail, publishing, hospitality, sports, healthcare, educational, and government sectors, amongst others, and delivers robust versatility and scalability in a comprehensive hardware and software solution.

Cabletime has offices in Newbury, Berkshire and in Mount Arlington, New Jersey.

Further information about Cabletime and MediaStar can be found at www.cabletime.com

Further information:
Mike Cuckow, Cabletime +44 (0) 1635 35111, m.cuckow@cabletime.com
Julie Kirby, 07956 955625, j.kirby@cabletime.com

About Genesis Integration
Genesis Integration is a regional specialist system integration house focusing on low voltage technology. Our skills are centered on audio visual, converged network technology and specialist control systems that are used in today’s buildings and facilities.

System Integration for Genesis Integration is the design and implementation, from cables to commissioning, of simple “IP television system” to deployment and operation of a sophisticated “Smart Community”.

For further information:
Tony Abou Jawad, Genesis Integration +971 2 6722204, info@genesis-si.com

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Cabletime Launches QuickPlay Digital Signage Solution at InfoComm 2011

InfoComm – 15-17 June 2011. Cabletime, known for its MediaStar range of IPTV distribution solutions is targeting a new audience of users with the launch of QuickPlay, a new digital signage product. QuickPlay will make its debut at InfoComm on booth 4683, and marks a broadening of the MediaStar range, which has traditionally been aimed at enterprise level, large scale installations.

MediaStar QuickPlay is a plug and play signage solution that delivers HD signage to one or more display screens without need of a centrally managed system or network. Software supplied with QuickPlay allows the user to save and sequence digital signage content preconfigured on their PC or laptop to a USB memory stick and then simply load and display the content onto any screen equipped with a QuickPlay unit.

“QuickPlay is based on our proven Evolution technology,? says David LeMonte Shepherd, President, Cabletime USA. “The difference is more

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Cabletime Names GS Electronics a Platinum Status Partner

NJ. USA, May 9, 2011. Cabletime, developer of the MediaStar range of IPTV distribution solutions, has announced that integrator, GS Electronics has been named a ‘Cabletime Platinum Status Partner’ – an award that reflects the success of the relationship between the two companies, which has been built over the past 13 years.

GS Electronics, which formerly operated as OHSTG Inc. was Cabletime’s first signed integrator when it opened its operation in the USA in 1998. Since then, the company has consistently specified and implemented successful solutions for customers based on Cabletime’s MediaStar range.

David Lemont Shepherd, President, Cabletime USA, said: “Originally, we worked with the team on installations around MediaStar Compact, but as our relationship grew, GS started to specify MediaStar Pro, and in recent years has really focused on our Evolution solution. The company is not only loyal, but it has an in-depth understanding of the more

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Cabletime Announces Comprehensive Partner Programme At ISE 2011

ISE 2011, Amsterdam – 1-3 February 2011. ISE will this year provide a forum for Cabletime, developer of the MediaStar range of IPTV distribution solutions, to launch a comprehensive Partner Programme targeting resellers whose customers will benefit from IPTV, digital video and HD quality products.

Cabletime (booth 3D92) already works with an established network of audio visual specialist integrators, but with the growth of digital content delivery across LAN/WAN and 3G networks, the company is keen to extend its programme to a broader channel audience.

“We know that IPTV is experiencing massive expansion at the moment, and with Europe leading the global market, ISE will provide the perfect backdrop for new and innovative IPTV technologies,? said Nick Bradford, Managing Director, Cabletime. “Over the next year we foresee a huge demand from customers for high quality commercial IPTV applications, and we want to work with partners who can more

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New Army HQ in Andover becomes latest MOD site to install MediaStar

UK, November 2, 2010. The newly opened HQ Land Forces base in Andover, Wiltshire, has become the latest Ministry of Defence site to install a MediaStar solution from Cabletime. This marks a period of active investment in IPTV and TV distribution at MOD sites over the past 14 months.

MediaStar Evolution, the powerful IP-based solution for digital media, TV and AV content distribution over networks, has been installed by leading video conferencing and audio visual systems integrator, Audio Visual Machines (AVM), at the Marlborough Lines site in Andover. An additional four large MOD bases are now using Evolution, a further one has installed both Evolution and Cabletime’s Cat-5/UTP solution MediaStar Pro, and several smaller sites are using MediaStar Compact.

At the Land Forces base in Andover, MediaStar Evolution is delivering a variety of feeds including live news broadcasts and MOD generated content to displays that can be more

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MediaStar used to distribute live TV to journalists covering Pope’s visit to UK

A MediaStar distribution system developed by Cabletime will lie at the heart of the broadcast feed to hundreds of journalists in England and Scotland during the visit to the UK by Pope Benedict XVI this week.

The MediaStar Pro system has been utilised by Feltech, the specialists in live event media facilities, to deliver coverage from the BBC, ITN and Sky, live as it unfolds. Between 400 and 500 accredited journalists are expected to use the Media Centre facilities, located in London’s QE2 Conference Centre, and a temporary dedicated marquee situated in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh. more

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MediaStar Brings Flexible Video Distribution to American School in Doha

American School, DohaThe American School of Doha in Qatar is reaping the benefits of its recent expansion that have enabled it to deliver state-of-the-art audio video facilities to more than 1300 students. Key to the installation is a distribution system based on Cabletime’s MediaStar Pro. more

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Cabletime’s new LAN-Caster IP Gateway On Show At InfoComm 08

Cabletime, a leading manufacturer of TV/AV and multimedia delivery products over Cat-5/UTP and IP infrastructures, providing solutions for live TV, corporate communications, multicasts, music TV, training and digital signage, has launched a new product in its MediaStar Evolution family of IP products, the LAN-Caster – Digital Terrestrial or Satellite TV to LAN (IP) Gateway. The new solution, which will be revealed at Infocomm 08 on Booth N5669, allows an organisation to connect live digital terrestrial broadcasts (DVB-T) or digital satellite broadcasts (DVB-S2) directly into a LAN to deliver TV and radio to any networked PC or display device such as a plasma or LCD to view live news, sports and entertainment channels. more

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