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Vaddio Posts New Videos: HD-19, Squiggle Kit and ProductionVIEW HD MV

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (September 2, 2011) – Vaddio posted three new product videos for the ClearVIEW HD-19 PTZ camera, the ProductionVIEW HD MV camera controller with multiviewer capabilities and the Squiggle Video Whiteboard Kit with optional Squiggle IP software module.

ClearVIEW HD-19 PTZ Camera
Vaddio’s ClearVIEW HD-19 high definition integrated robotic PTZ camera features a 19x optical zoom lens and is built around a 1/3-Type Exmor high-speed, low noise CMOS image sensor with a total of 1.3 Megapixels producing precise and vibrant HD color video images. Integrated SmartSHOT technology with AIP (Adjustable Image Processing) provides end user control of advanced imaging DSP (Digital Signal Processor) functions. The DSP functions allow the camera operator the ability to deliver an extremely crisp detailed image with vibrant high definition color.

ProductionVIEW HD MV and TeleTouch Touch Screen Control Monitors
ProductionVIEW HD MV is a camera control console with multiviewer more

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Vaddio Previews HD/HD-SDI Camera Controllers with Multiviewer Capabilities at IBC 2011

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Stop by the Vaddio Booth – F.41 – in Hall 11 at this year’s IBC show at the RAI in Amsterdam, September 9 – 13, 2011. Debuting for the first time, Vaddio will showcase the new ProductionVIEW MV-Series of camera control consoles with built-in multiviewer capabilities.

“This year’s focus for IBC was to really try and simplify control and video management for robotic PTZ camera systems,? explains Vaddio VP of Sales, Tom Mingo. “Combine the new ProductionVIEW HD/HD-SDI MV consoles with the TeleTouch Multiviewer touchscreens and you now get live video switching for up to six sources with the touch of your finger.?

ProductionVIEW HD MV offers the same functionality as Vaddio’s existing ProductionVIEW HD, with the addition of multiviewer capabilities and expanded digital inputs/outputs. Because the majority of robotic PTZ cameras currently available on the market offer HD-SDI/SDI cards, we’ve also added the ProductionVIEW HD-SDI MV, more

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Rapid Adoption of Vaddio HD-20 Cameras Prompts AV/Broadcast Equipment Compatibility Enhancements

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (July 18, 2011) – Vaddio announces enhanced features to the HD-20 PTZ camera that include additional resolutions, improved communication speed and an additional color space option for increased compatibility with 3rd-party video equipment.

“Due to the overwhelming demand and positive response for the HD-20 cameras, our dealers and integrators have been clamoring for us to add more legacy support for older AV and broadcast video standards,? explained Rob Sheeley, President of Vaddio. “By adding more video resolutions and sRGB support we now give our dealers and integrators the ability to integrate the HD-20 PTZ cameras into more applications and projects.?

Resolutions now include HDMI or HD analog component video resolutions of 1080i at 59.94Hz fields/s (drop frame – DF) and 60Hz fields/s (non – drop frame – NDF) as well as 720p resolutions at 59.94Hz frames/s DF and 60Hz frames/s NDF. The inclusion of both more

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Vaddio White Paper looks at the “Video in Education Paradigm Shift?

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (July 12, 2011) – The use of video in education offers a world of opportunities beyond the virtual field trip. Students are growing up in a digital age and are seeking innovative ways to learn and collaborate with others. A new white paper authored by S. Ann Earon, Ph.D., “Video in Education Paradigm Shift,? examines how the distribution of content is changing the way information is accessed, and how to make the best use of video technologies to engage students at school or wherever they might be located, and at any time, day or night.

Building a consistent front end will allow schools, colleges and universities to teach from a consistent platform. The “back end?, or engine, may change with new innovation. The objective is to understand that a consistent high-tech classroom can remain and grow. Tracking cameras for instructors, student cameras and touch-to-talk microphones for more

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Vaddio Announces Customizable Video Production Workstations

Vaddio, the global leader in robotic PTZ cameras and camera control systems, announces new Production Consoles and Video Production Workstations designed for professional production spaces. The new workstations and consoles offer exceptional ergonomics, quality construction and a design that can be customized to fit any work environment.

“With our new video production workstations, we now offer integrators the ability to design a custom workstation that can house all of their production equipment, as well as provide a great work area for the end user,? explains Rob Sheeley. “And because every workspace is different, we’ve made the workstations as versatile as possible with the ability to customize each rack console as needed.?

Customizable storage and rack spaces, combined with integrated cable management and proper ventilation make the Video Production Workstation ideal for any growing production space. With three different top rack console options to choose from, the workstation can more

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Vaddio Reveals ClearVIEW HD-19 High Definition PTZ Camera with SmartSHOT Technology

Vaddio announces the new ClearVIEW HD-19 high definition PTZ camera with SmartSHOT technology. The newest member of the Vaddio ClearVIEW family of cameras comes equipped with a 19x optical zoom lens and is built around a 1.3 megapixel, 1/3-Type Sony Exmor high-speed, low-noise CMOS image sensor. Integrated SmartSHOT technology with AIP (Adjustable Image Processing) provides end user control of advanced imaging DSP (Digital Signal Processor) functions. The DSP functions allow the camera operator the ability to deliver an extremely crisp detailed image with vibrant high definition color.

“We added the HD-19 camera to the mix because live production camera operators are demanding a different camera solution that can handle the complexities of a live performance,? explained Rob Sheeley, President of Vaddio. “Some features they were specifically looking for were the ability to shoot video in a variety of changing lighting conditions, image stabilization and iris/shutter control for outdoor more

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Vaddio Previews New PTZ Camera, Multiviewer and Squiggle IP at NAB 2011

Stop by the Vaddio Booth – C8808 – at the entrance of Hall C at this year’s NAB show in Las Vegas, April 11 – 14, 2011. Debuting for the first time in the US, Vaddio will be showcasing the new ClearVIEW HD-20 PTZ Camera, ProductionVIEW HD MV Multiviewer, with TeleTouch touch screen monitors, and the Squiggle IP Software Module.

“At NAB this year we will be showcasing a lot of different content creation solutions that really simplify the process of creating content,? explains President of Vaddio, Rob Sheeley. “As our industry continues to be transformed by the diversity of content distribution options available, these options are at the same time allowing more organizations the ability to host and post their own programming. So at our booth we will be featuring live content creation stations that focus on education, corporate and house of worship solutions that allow a more

Big-City Broadcasting in Small-Town Minnesota with Vaddio Camera Systems

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (February 23, 2011) – Just because you’re based in a small town doesn’t mean you can’t have big-city ambition. Husband and wife team, Doug and Beth Voss, run the audiovisual system at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville, a rural Minnesota town with a population of 2,200. Looking for a unique way to reach the extended Paynesville community they hired Intermedia Systems Group of Burnsville, Minn. to install a complete AV system featuring high definition video displays, a Vaddio HD PTZ remotely controlled camera system and a digital audio sound reinforcement system to back it all up.

The Objective
“Being ahead of the game was our goal,? explained Doug Voss. “We saw what other churches were doing with broadcasts and we didn’t want to do a substandard job. Should we use standard definition cameras because that’s what everyone else is using or should we plan for more

Transform Any Whiteboard into a Video Whiteboard with New Squiggle Kit from Vaddio

Vaddio, the global leader in robotic PTZ cameras and camera control systems has officially launched the Squiggle Video Whiteboard Kit designed for videoconferencing, educational and corporate training facilities.

Capable of being installed alongside almost any existing whiteboard, the Squiggle converts whiteboard notes into and an HD or SD video signal. Because no dedicated PC is required, the video signal can then be connected to any videoconferencing, TelePresence, distance education or video media distribution system. In addition to HD/SD outputs, data can be captured and stored as a JPEG image onto any USB flash drive.

“There are so many educational institutions who want video output capabilities on their existing whiteboards. We had to come up with a solution,? explained President of Vaddio Rob Sheeley. “The Squiggle is a simple way to convert all of those whiteboards into a video output source.?

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Vaddio Controls Canon BU-50H Robotic PTZ Cameras at New Museum in Dominican Republic

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (December 7, 2010) – Vaddio, the leading manufacturer and OEM distributor of specialty pan/tilt/zoom cameras and high-end camera control systems, supplied Nutech Engineering with a Precision Camera Controller to remotely control two Canon BU-50H robotic indoor PTZ cameras.

The new Telecommunications Cultural Center (TCC), located in Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic, is an interactive museum dedicated to the history of communications. From jungle drums to PDAs, the TCC is dedicated exclusively to the representation of the Dominican Republic’s impact on global telecommunications. Established by Indotel, the Dominican Republic’s National Telecommunications Institute, the TCC captures special events in its auditorium for use in HD quality using two of Canon’s 3-CCD robotic PTZ cameras and a Vaddio Precision Camera Controller.

“We searched long and hard for compatible and budget-friendly 3-CCD high definition cameras and quality controllers,? explained Michael W. Banks, President of Nutech Engineering, designer/integrator more

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