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JVC Launches New BLU-Escent™ Laser Hybrid Projector Line

Long Beach, CA – JVC Visual Systems Division is introducing its new BLU-Escent™ laser hybrid illumination projector technology at I/ITSEC 2014, the leading event for training and simulation, this week in Orlando, Fla. The company is displaying its new DLA-VS2500ZG and DLA-VS2300ZG projectors, which have been optimized to meet the stringent requirements for simulation and visualization applications.

Projectors used in simulation operate for long periods, so there is a desire to move away from lamp-based projection to solid state illumination. Projectors BLU-Escentusing LED light sources are in the market, but they have typically sacrificed contrast and scene quality. The DLA-VS2500 and DLA-VS2300 BLU-Escentrepresent the first three-chip laser hybrid projectors specifically designed for simulation, and have been designed to meet both FAA Level D and ICAO regulatory requirements.

“The simulation and training industry has been eager to see projection solutions that offer exceptionable image quality with long life and a reasonable price point,” said Jack Faiman, senior vice president, JVC Visual Systems Division. “We think the DLA-VS2500 and DLA-VS2300 perfectly hit this sweet spot.”

JVC has paid particular attention to the design of the new BLU-Escent illumination system, the key point to high performance, motion compatibility, and long lifetime. The JVC BLU-Escent hybrid technology features a blue laser diode array that provides the blue light and excites a yellow phosphor, which is applied to a high-speed, reflective rotating aluminum disc. The yellow light is then combined with the blue light to create white light. The environmentally friendly technology is mercury-free.

BLU-Escent projectors reduce maintenance and lower the cost of ownership by increasing the illumination and optical system life. The new projectors have increased light output, more consistent colorimetry, and greater light output adjustment range including auto intensity function. The new light source also removes orientation restrictions, allowing mounting in landscape or portrait mode at any pitch angle.

The DLA-VS2500 and DLA-VS2300 use three, 0.7-inch 1920×1080 D-ILA imagers. The VS2500 comes equipped with JVC’s unique e-shift technology, which shifts the image by 1/2 pixel in the diagonal direction at 120Hz, achieving 3840×2160 precision.

The product launch includes the following four BLU-Escent models:
DLA-VS2300G 1920×1080 Optional Fixed Lens
DLA-VS2300ZG 1920×1080 Zoom Lens
DLA-VS2500G 3840×2160 e-shift Optional Fixed Lens
DLA-VS2500ZG 3840×2160 e-shift Zoom Lens

All four projectors will be available in January 2015.

ABOUT JVC VISUAL SYSTEMS
Headquartered in Long Beach, California, JVC Visual Systems is a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation. The company is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video and audio equipment, D-ILA front projection systems, and Super LoLux HD video security products. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800) 582-5825.

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FOR-A to Showcase Video Switcher & Signal Processing Technology at GV Expo 2014

Cypress, CA – At this week’s Government Video Expo, held December 3-4 at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., FOR-A America will display several of its popular video switcher and signal processing equipment. The company will exhibit within the Communications Engineering, Inc. (CEI) booth, #401.

“GV Expo is a highly targeted, important show for FOR-A,” said Jay Shinn, Vice President of FOR-A America. “It brings together video production, broadcast, digital media and government video specialists in one compact, two-day conference. It’s an opportunity for us to show how our FA-1010technology FA-1010specifically benefits this particular user group. It has always been a very successful show for us in terms of talking with current customers and meeting potential customers who are not as familiar with our product range.”

At the show, FOR-A will demonstrate its HVS-100 portable video switcher. The unit is capable of 4K production and offers a wide range of functions, including mixed HD/SD input, frame synchronization, multi-viewer capability, re-sizing engine, 2.5D wipe effects and DVE and keyer with chroma key. An ideal fit for government applications, the HVS-100 is currently in use for in-house video production and creation of training videos and live presentation events for the U.S. Navy.

Another video switcher that will be shown at GV Expo is the cost-effective HVS-390HS unit. Offering powerful M/E functionality that allows for greater user flexibility and control, the HVS-390HS offers up to three different control panels and five remote AUX control panels that can be used simultaneously. The built-in Web browser function gives users even more control, allowing operators to set up and edit the switcher via a Mac, PC or tablet. The HVS-390HS is currently deployed in a variety of government applications, including use by NASA to produce live rocket launch event coverage at Wallops Flight Facility.

FOR-A will also showcase signal processing technology. The company will demonstrate its FA-505 multi-channel signal processor. First introduced earlier this year at NAB, the five-input, five-output signal processor features up/down/cross/aspect ratio conversion capability on each input and is ideal for 4K applications. The FA-505 also features a powerful synchronizer that includes frame/line/AVDL modes, video delay line of up to eight frames, full RGB color correction, and 16 channels of embedded audio per channel, with the ability to remap channels from any input to any output.

Another FOR-A signal processor that will be shown at GV Expo is the award-winning FA-1010 multi-channel unit. With 10 video inputs and outputs, the new FA-1010 offers multi-channel routing between sources as well as effective video and audio signal processing for line, relay, reporting, production, editing and delivery applications.

GV Expo is Washington’s largest technology event for video, broadcast and AV professionals. Last year’s event featured over 150 exhibits and drew 6,000 registrants.

About FOR-A
FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A’s product line, call 714-894-3311 or visit our web site at www.for-a.com.

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Texas Crew Productions Meets ‘IRONMAN’ Challenge with Zylight F8 LED Fresnel

LOS ANGELES – Emmy award-winning director of photography Terry Stewart established Texas Crew Productions in Austin, Texas, in the early 1980s. His company has covered many major sporting events, including the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, and the Olympic Games. His personal favorite is the IRONMAN World Championship, a long distance triathlon that was held last month in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, and aired on NBC on Nov. 15.

This was Stewart’s 22nd straight IRONMAN World Championship. It is a grueling production day that starts at sunrise and ends at midnight. The natural lightTexas Crew Productions changes throughout the production – and with sunset at around 6 p.m., several hours of nighttime shooting are required. “It’s a really Texas Crew Productionschallenging day because it’s long, it’s over a huge footprint,” he explained, “and you’re dealing with 2,000 athletes of various abilities. You need to be ready for anything.”

A “world feed” standalone product for international broadcast was produced with a core group of Sony PDW-F800 cameras. For the NBC broadcast, however, Texas Crew included RED EPICs,Sony F55s,Cannon EOS C300s, and an array of a dozen GoPro cameras. Texas Crew brought all the footage back to Austin, where editors created the 90-minute program.

During the event, crews often drive in front of the racers to shoot the action. This year, Stewart used one of his new Zylight F8 LED Fresnels while shooting out of the back of a convertible. The F8 can be powered by a standard 14. 4V camera battery, which was useful on the road and when Stewart was in more remote locations along the IRONMAN course. “I really wanted an LED with some punch that could run off a battery,” he said. “It’s a huge time saver.”

Beyond the race course, Stewart also used his two F8s for prerecorded interviews with Mark Allen and Dave Scott, both of whom have won the IRONMAN World Championship six times. “Where the Zylights really came in handy was when we shot our interviews and portraits ahead of race day,” he explained. “I like to shoot using a lot of natural daylight. The dimmable Zylight really helps you accomplish that.”

Available in daylight (5600K) or tungsten (3200K) versions, the F8 features an eight-inch SCHOTT glass lens, which maintains single shadow traditional Fresnel beam shaping. Its quantum dot technology provides a more refined and balanced natural light output, with an adjustable beam spread (16-70 degrees) and patented focusing system for spot and flood operations. The F8 is also water resistant (IP54) for use in challenging conditions.

“The Zylight is my key light of choice these days. I carry it with me all the time,” Stewart added. “It’s relatively light and easy to move around. It has all the features I really wanted.”

ABOUT ZYLIGHT LLC
Founded in 2003, Zylight LLC is the leading manufacturer of intelligent LED lighting instruments for the film and video production industry. Every model in its easy-to-use lighting system produces fully calibrated bright white light, while some also provide a spectrum of adjustable colors without gels. Full wireless control and DMX integration are included, and AC or DC power options are available. The Zylight state-of-the-art LED system is truly the most unique and flexible lighting system on the market today. With more than 50 dealers worldwide, Zylight continues to develop innovative LED lighting solutions to help make your job easier. More Than Bright–Zylight. Find out more at www.zylight.com.

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Advanced Systems Group Adds Ed Chen to Sales Staff

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading data, video, audio and film integration firm, today announced Ed Chen has joined the company’s sales staff, effective Oct. 27. He is focused on storage, archive, asset management, and networking solutions.

Chen, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering, has more than 25 years ofEd Chen technology sales experience. He began his career atEd Chen Bell Labs, and has worked as a systems engineer and managed engineering teams for several companies. Chen spent almost a decade as regional sales manager and director of field systems engineering at QLogic. Most recently, he was the regional sales manager for Nexsan Technology, an Imation company.

“Ed has a proven track record of handling major accounts and providing excellent customer service,” said Dave Van Hoy, president of ASG. “He is a great addition to our sales staff because he truly understands the technological solutions we provide and can share that knowledge with our customers.”

Chen is based out of the company’s main office in Emeryville. He can be reached at 510-654-8300 or via e-mail at ed@asgllc.com.

About ASG:
Based in Northern California with offices in the Pacific Northwest, Southern California and New York City, Advanced Systems Group LLC of Emeryville, Calif., has provided engineering, systems, integration, support and training to the broadcast, film, creative and corporate video markets since 1997. With unmatched experience in high-speed shared storage, media asset management, archiving, editing, color and VFX systems, ASG has become one of largest installers of post-production and shared storage systems on the West Coast. The ASG team is highly focused on customer success, and has installed and supported more than 350 SANs, production and post-production systems. For more information, visit www.asgllc.com or call 510-654-8300.

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Advanced Systems Group Explores Real-Time 4K Production During Free Annual Workshop

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, will explore the expanding use of 4K for professional video applications at its annual workshop, “Initiatives in 4K,” on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at the New People Cinema at the New People building in San Francisco. Free presentations begin at 10 a.m., and the workshop includes lunch sponsored by Quantum Corp.

“Interest in 4K has been growing for years in our industry,” said Dave Van Hoy, ASG president, “and now it’s no longer limited to digital cinema and episodic television. Real-time 4K production is gaining momentum for live events, high-end video conferencing applications, and more. With 4K branching out, it is more important than ever for video professionals to learn about the challenges of 4K file-based workflows.”

While the 4K world gets larger, many of the same questions and concerns regarding equipment and file management remain. Initiatives in 4K will feature five presentations discussing a number of 4K topics, including acquisition, post production, display, delivery, and real-time 4K live event production.
Registration is free for Initiatives in 4K, but space is limited. Please visit www.asgllc.com/events/asg4k2014 for registration and more information.

About ASG:
Based in Northern California with offices in the Pacific Northwest, Southern California and New York City, Advanced Systems Group LLC of Emeryville, Calif., has provided engineering, systems, integration, support and training to the broadcast, film, creative and corporate video markets since 1997. With unmatched experience in high-speed shared storage, media asset management, archiving, editing, color and VFX systems, ASG has become one of largest installers of post-production and shared storage systems on the West Coast. The ASG team is highly focused on customer success, and has installed and supported more than 350 SANs, production and post-production systems. For more information, visit www.asgllc.com or call 510-654-8300.

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Zylight Debuts Long Throw Black Light Version of F8 LED Fresnel at LDI 2014

LOS ANGELES – Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, will unveil the F8-B, a black light version of its popular LED Fresnel, at Live Design International (LDI) 2014, which runs Nov. 21-23 in Las Vegas, Nev. The new light, which offers a continuously adjustable beam angle (16-70 degrees), will be demonstrated in the USHIO America booth (1451) during the show.

The F8-B features a proprietary ultraviolet chip for true black light applications, such as specialized lighting requirements for amusements park attractions or theatrical productions. It provides four times the fluorescentF8-B brightness of a traditional 400-watt Fresnel black light at the same distance, but onlyF8-B draws about one quarter of the electrical power. With its patented flat focusing system and eight-inch SCHOTT glass lens, the F8-B is one of the only dedicated LED UV instruments on the market that delivers variable zoom control.

“Black lights are a popular choice for artistic effects, and the F8-B is one of the most versatile professional UV lights on the market,” said Joe Arnao, Zylight president. “The ability to throw the source further with a Fresnel is different than most typical LED black light fixtures. Our proprietary chip was specifically designed to take advantage of our F8 platform, so lighting designers get all the features and performance they’ve come to expect from Zylight. It’s a great choice for both permanent installations and traveling theater troupes where a powerful black light is required.”

The compact F8-B collapses to four inches thick for easy transport and storage. It is also water resistant (IP54) for use in challenging environments, and can be powered by a worldwide AC adapter or even standard 14.4V camera battery. Like other Zylight models, the F8-B features ZyLink wireless technology, which makes it easy to link multiple Zylights for simultaneous remote control, and full DMX operation.

ABOUT ZYLIGHT LLC
Founded in 2003, Zylight LLC is the leading manufacturer of intelligent LED lighting instruments for the film and video production industry. Every model in its easy-to-use lighting system produces fully calibrated bright white light, while some also provide a spectrum of adjustable colors without gels. Full wireless control and DMX integration are included, and AC or DC power options are available. The Zylight state-of-the-art LED system is truly the most unique and flexible lighting system on the market today. With more than 50 dealers worldwide, Zylight continues to develop innovative LED lighting solutions to help make your job easier. More Than Bright–Zylight. Find out more at www.zylight.com.

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PESA Showcases Streaming Solutions, JITC-Certified Distribution Gear at GV Expo

Huntsville, Alabama – PESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of professional audio and video distribution solutions, will showcase its PESA Xstream family of streaming appliances, PESA Live app for iOS and Android smart devices, U.S. Department of Defense approved Video Distribution System (VDS) components, Cheetah 4K routers and field upgrade kits, and live production programmable remote control panels at Government Video Expo, which runs Dec. 3-4, 2014, in Washington, D.C. (Booth 429).

For the first time at GV Expo, PESA will show its new PESA Xstream C22 compact streaming system, which can be part of a larger hybrid broadcast system or standalone streaming appliance. An ideal solution for government, security, CCW- product group photoeducational, medical, and broadcast applications, the C22 allows CCW- product group photoAV professionals to compress, stream, and share high-quality content between locations, as well as enable streaming in existing video distribution. It can be configured as a two-port video encoder or two-port decoder, or can include one of each. Two units can be paired to allow bi-directional live interaction between sites.

The C22 offers a variety of video inputs, its built-in genlock allows video signals to be locked to an external source for glitch-free video switching, and two external audio sources can be synchronized to either or both video streams. An HDMI out allows for local preview, while an integrated Web server provides full remote control, so no personnel are required on site for streaming content to another facility.

Working in conjunction with the PESA Xstream C58 streaming appliance, PESA Live delivers a high-quality, multi-channel video stream with synchronized audio that users can customize during conferences or other live events. With its intuitive interface, the chat-enabled app also allows real-time social media interaction via Twitter without missing any of the audio or video presentation. Content producers can add logos and other branding, as well as advertising, for targeted messaging. Content distribution options include local Wi-Fi or publishing to a content distribution network (CDN).

Earlier this year, the DoD approved upgrades to PESA’s VDS, including several products in its Cheetah large-scale digital router product line. In 2013, PESA was the first company to achieve listing as a VDS on the Department of Defense Unified Capabilities (UC) Approved Products List (APL), which is managed by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). The upgraded products received Interoperability Certification (IOC) and Information Assurance (IA) accreditation from DISA’s Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC), which is responsible for certifying joint and combined interoperability of all DoD information technology and national security systems.

The most significant upgrade is PESA’s series of Vidblox 2K DVI dual link extenders, which transport video resolutions up to 2560×1600@60Hz over coax and/or fiber. “Vidblox 2K provides an inexpensive multi-path solution for distributing ultra high-resolution graphics over long distances,” explained Col. John T. Wright (U.S. Army, Retired), PESA senior vice president, sales and business development. “Our Cheetah routers are already used by the U.S. military, NASA, and other federal agencies. JITC certification is very important because it ensures that DoD officials can rely on our products to deliver high-quality imagery for C4ISR between distinct video chains.”

New PESA Cheetah routers are now available in multiple configurations to manage the expanded bandwidth requirements of 4K signals. Both UHDTV (3840×2160) and DCI (4096×2160) are supported, and the router can mix and match between 4K CWDM and traditional copper or fiber I/O in the frame. For current 3G-SDI Cheetah routers, retrofit kits provide a simple plug-and-play upgrade solution. Any size Cheetah 3G-SDI routing switcher can be retrofitted with the new Cheetah 4K I/O card system by replacing any existing 16-channel I/O card set and reconfiguring the software to accept the new 4K cards. Once configured for 4K, the router can run both 4K and 3G-SDI signals in parallel.

PESA will also showcase its two advanced remote control panels for live production. The Smart32 features 32 dynamically reprogrammable LCD buttons arranged in a 2×16 configuration, while the Touch72 LCD features 72 programmable LCD push button switches, along with a color touch-screen display. Buttons can be customized by color with text and icon graphics through Cattrax, PESA’s management control software, and any switch can be configured as a source, destination, level, salvo, or control.

Please note: The proper reference to PESA Switching Systems, Inc. in all written communication is with all letters capitalized, i.e. PESA, to reflect its broadened product range. Kindly refer to the company this way in all written copy.

About PESA
As a leading provider of audio/video (A/V) Baseband and IP connectivity products, PESA offers a wide selection of multi-path streaming products, routing switchers, matrix switchers, extenders, converters, media extenders, and signal processing gear to support government, military, industrial, commercial, medical, broadcast, and mobile truck applications. From large to small-scale A/V routing and extender products to multiple IP streaming appliances, PESA offers a diverse suite of AV products, all of which are supported by 24/7 technical support. PESA is located in Huntsville, Ala., with regional sales offices throughout North America and China. Our cost effective solutions are available around the world through our industry leading team of Channel Partners offering local support and installation. All products mentioned herein are trademarked property. Learn more about us at www.pesa.com. Follow us on Twitter: @PESA_ONLINE.

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Zylight Debuts White Fixtures for Special Lighting Installations at LDI 2014

LOS ANGELES – Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, will introduce versions of its F8 LED Fresnel and IS3c LED large panel lights housed in white fixtures at Live Design International (LDI) 2014, which runs Nov. 21-23 in Las Vegas, Nev. Designed for special architectural and staging applications, the new lights will be showcased in the USHIO America booth (1451) during the show and are available now.

“White lighting fixtures are popular in the worship market and many other professional environments because they blend in better than black fixtures in conference rooms, churches, and other permanent installations,” explained Charlie Collias, senior vice president, F8-photoworldwide sales. “Many sites have been hesitant to adopt LED lighting technology because the fixtures themselves were not aesthetically F8-photopleasing, but our new white housings will help churches and other facilities enjoy more reliable lighting with significant power savings.”

Available in tungsten (3200K) or daylight (5600K), the F8’s LED engine with quantum dot technology provides a cooler, more energy efficient light than traditional Fresnel instruments. It only draws 90 watts, but has close to the light output of a traditional 1000-watt Fresnel.

The F8 has a high CRI (Color Rendering Index) as well as a high TLCI (Television Lighting Consistency Index), and maintains single shadow traditional Fresnel beam shaping through an eight-inch SCHOTT glass lens. With a patented focusing system for spot and flood operations, the fully dimmable F8 offers an adjustable beam spread (16-70 degrees). For portable lighting situations, the compact F8 also collapses to less than four inches thick for easy transport and storage. It is also water resistant (IP54) for use in challenging location conditions, and can be powered by a worldwide AC adapter or standard 14.4V camera battery. Plus, it features full DMX operation, making it an ideal compact choice for venues looking for high quality lighting while staying as slim and unobtrusive as possible.

The white version of the IS3c now offers a choice between a newly redesigned Chimera soft box or a F8-photo 2spring loaded pop-up version designed by DoP Choice, which can be custom ordered in white. The fully dimmable IS3c is a wide, high-output soft light with built-in controls for adjusting color temperature, color correction, and Zylight’s Color Mode, which produces millions of colors without gels or filters. Ideal for house of worship or rental and staging applications, it can serve as a background color wash light or as a wide soft light, and can be controlled via DMX.

Both lights are equipped with ZyLink wireless technology, which makes it easy to link multiple Zylights for simultaneous remote control. As a result, several F8s or IS3cs can be grouped together and linked for unique lighting scenarios.

ABOUT ZYLIGHT LLC
Founded in 2003, Zylight LLC is the leading manufacturer of intelligent LED lighting instruments for the film and video production industry. Every model in its easy-to-use lighting system produces fully calibrated bright white light, while some also provide a spectrum of adjustable colors without gels. Full wireless control and DMX integration are included, and AC or DC power options are available. The Zylight state-of-the-art LED system is truly the most unique and flexible lighting system on the market today. With more than 50 dealers worldwide, Zylight continues to develop innovative LED lighting solutions to help make your job easier. More Than Bright – Zylight. Find out more at www.zylight.com.

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FOR-A to Feature Variety of 4K Products & New Technology at 50TH Annual Inter BEE Show

Tokyo, Japan – FOR-A Company Limited will exhibit a range of its 4K compatible solutions at this week’s Inter BEE 2014 show, including: camera, frame rate converter, video switcher, multi viewer and signal processing equipment. The company will also display video archiving, virtual system, camera and file-based technology at Japan’s largest broadcast equipment exhibition. Held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba from November 19-21, this year marks the 50th annual exhibition of Inter BEE. FOR-A will be located in Hall 4, Booth #4208.

One highlight of FOR-A’s booth will be the newest version of the company’s 4K variable frame rate FRC-9000_image_140815camera, the FT-ONE-S. Making its world FT-ONE-S_Pers_141113debut, this latest version of the FT-ONE is smaller and lighter, allowing for more mobility. The camera links operators optically and via an intercom system, enabling users to shoot from the field with up to one km distance between the unit and base station. The FT-ONE-S also features enhanced resistance to dust and water and the ability to color correct video output live using its 12-axis system. FOR-A’s ZE-ONE 4K extraction system, which gives users the ability to frame and extract desired 4K image areas for HD replays, will also be introduced in Inter BEE.

Another new camera at the FOR-A’s booth is the FLOVEL HBC-2000 ultra-high sensitivity HbCMOS HBC-2000HDTV unit. FOR-A will also display FLOVEL’s new HBC-3600 ultra-high sensitivity camera, which is capable of near-infrared recording. Both units enable operators to record brilliant colored video in darkness with noise reduction.

One of several products being shown for the first time in Japan is the FRC-9000 4K/HD/SD frame rate converter. Ideal for live transmission use, the unit features FOR-A’s enhanced FRC-9000_image_140815motion compensation frame rate conversion technology. First introduced at IBC 2014, the FRC-9000 is capable of simultaneously converting two channels of video.

Another Japanese introduction is the HVS-2000 HANABI video switcher. The 4K compatible switcher features unique functionality that makes video switching more versatile than ever, including its expanded M/E capabilities, full operator transition control, key customization, and a new easy-to-use panel menu system. The HVS-100/110 video switchers will also be displayed. Also capable of 4K production, the portable video switcher is offered in two models: the HVS-100, which comes with a FT-ONE-S_Pers_141113separate main unit and control panel, and the HVS-110, which features a compact, integrated design.

On the multi viewer front, FOR-A has a variety of new technology, including the 4K compatible MV-4200, MV-42HSA and MV-1620HSA units. All three multi viewers were introduced earlier this year. The MV-4200 is a 2 RU unit that is capable of handling up to 68 inputs and eight channels of output. FOR-A’s MV-42HSA 4K monitoring down converter supports 3G-SDI inputs and 4-input split-screen displays. The 1 R/U MV-1620HSA accepts up to 16 channels of signals for monitoring on up to two screens.

Other products on display include: FOR-A’s URC-4000 4K up converter – a unit that provides powerful, super resolution up-conversion and turns HD video into 4K in real-time. Also at Inter BEE FOR-A’s new FA-505 signal processor will be introduced. The 5-input, 5-output unit features up/down/cross conversion capability on each input as a standard feature. The FA-1010 signal processor will also be on hand. It offers multi-channel routing between sources as well as effective video and audio signal processing for line, relay, reporting, production, editing and delivery applications.

About FOR-A
FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A’s product line, visit our web site at www.for-a.co.jp

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Mark Warner Joins Engineering Team at Advanced Systems Group

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading data, video, audio and film integration firm, has added industry veteran Mark Warner to its engineering team, effective Oct. 27. He is responsible for managing projects for broadcast, new media, and corporate clients.

During his Emmy award-winning production career, Warner directed NFL and Olympic broadcasts for NBC Sports, as well as college sports for ESPN, ABC, and FOX Sports, among others. As operations SONY DSCmanager for KING Broadcasting, he designed and managed the station’s new HDTV facility. He later served as director of SONY DSCbroadcasting/streaming for RealNetworks and director of Microsoft Studios. Most recently, he spent six years as vice president and director of systems engineering for Advanced Broadcast Solutions in SeaTac, Wash.

“Mark understands the requirements of video production, because he excelled at it at the highest level,” said Dave Van Hoy, president of ASG. “He’s also spent 20 years designing and managing projects for a variety of clients, and was quick to embrace streaming technologies and file-based workflows. Mark is an excellent addition to the ASG team.”

Warner is based out of the company’s main office in Emeryville. He can be reached at 510-654-8300 or via e-mail at mark@asgllc.com.

About ASG:
Based in Northern California with offices in the Northwest, Southern California and New York City, Advanced Systems Group LLC of Emeryville, Calif., has provided engineering, systems, integration, support and training to the broadcast, film, creative and corporate video markets since 1997. With unmatched experience in high-speed shared storage, media asset management, archiving, editing, color and VFX systems, ASG has become one of largest installers of post-production and shared storage systems on the West Coast. The ASG team is highly focused on customer success, and has installed and supported more than 300 SANs, production and post-production systems. For more information, visit www.asgllc.com or call 510-654-8300.

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