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NAB 2014: Digital Nirvana to Showcase Next Generation Broadcast and OTT Monitoring Solutions

Newark, CA – Digital Nirvana will bring its innovative broadcast monitoring and content delivery solutions to the NAB 2014 convention (Booth SU11017) from April 5-10th at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“The video delivery ecosystem is expanding rapidly with the availability of content across a wide range of digital platforms,” said Hiren Hindocha, president and CEO of Digital Nirvana. “It is our vision to expand our offerings with powerful tools to help our customers monitor and manage any type of media in the entire ecosystem.”

Digital Nirvana’s latest generation tools address that challenge with broadcast and OTT media monitoring, content capture and repurposing.

Monitor IQ Broadcast Monitoring System

One highlight in the NAB booth will be the next generation of Monitor IQTM – the company’s solution for multi-channel signal monitoring, logging, compliance and archiving for traditional broadcasting. Monitor IQ provides a range of unique features including centralized management, automatic ad detection, and a director’s audio track. It accepts multiple signals, both HD and SD in full resolution, and exports them in a wide range of file formats. Its Infrastructure Self-Check performs more than 40 types of ongoing system checks to proactively monitor the total health of the Monitor IQ system. Web Captioning ensures that programming complies with new FCC closed captioning mandates in the SMPTE Timed Text Format. And Program Guide Extraction automatically extracts EIT data directly from the broadcast, simplifying program search and enabling recording by program. Several new features to be announced will be included within this new version. Monitor IQ is compatible with all standard web browsers – and does not require Active X.

AnyStream IQ OTT Monitoring System

The video delivery ecosystem is expanding far beyond broadcast with the explosive growth of streaming content to desktops, tablets and mobile phones. As live streams increase in popularity, so does the importance of reliable OTT monitoring. Now, complementing the Monitor IQ solution for traditional broadcast content, the latest version of Digital Nirvana’s AnyStream IQTM allows broadcasters, content creators, aggregators and distributors of streaming content to reliably monitor OTT content to ensure that live streams are up and running. AnyStream IQ monitors for quality and compliance issues like loss of video or audio, as well as loss of FCC mandated closed captions. AnyStream IQ is the industry’s first-ever cloud-based OTT monitoring solution. There is no hardware or software to install, and it offers a browser-based interface to record, monitor and search FLV, HDS and HLS formatted streams.

MediaPro Content Repurposing System

MediaProTM is Digital Nirvana’s easy, affordable solution to repurpose and rebroadcast encrypted HD content to multiple platforms. In addition to its ability to encrypt HD content, input/output options further include: SDI, ASI, IP, QAM, and ATSC.

Multiple users in news and sports departments can collaborate; record from one to hundreds of channels; and then edit, annotate and publish content in real time. Search may be based on keywords, program titles, descriptions, textual metadata, time/date and channel filters. Clips are stored and sent via email or FTP for archiving or external viewing in a wide range of formats and resolutions. The next generation of MediaPro will be on hand in the Digital Nirvana booth at NAB. MediaPro is compatible with all standard web browsers – and does not require Active X.

About Digital Nirvana

Since 1996, Digital Nirvana has been empowering customers with innovative knowledge management technologies. By combining media and digital technology expertise, Digital Nirvana makes it possible for organizations to streamline operations and gain competitive advantage with advanced product and service offerings. The company’s product portfolio includes the industry-leading Monitor IQ broadcast monitoring system, AnyStream IQ OTT monitoring solution, and the MediaPro content repurposing system. A comprehensive service portfolio includes media monitoring and analysis, market intelligence and analytics, and learning management services. Digital Nirvana is headquartered in Newark, California with offices in Hyderabad and Coimbatore, India. For more information visit http://www.digital-nirvana.com.

FOX Sports Relies on FUJINON Cabrios for Close Calls at Superbowl and NFL Season; To Capture Race Action at Upcoming Daytona 500

Wayne, N.J. – FOX Sports has adopted what the network considers a ‘best of breed’ 4K imaging system for its NFL regular season coverage and this month’s Super Bowl XLVII coverage – the Sony F55 CineAlta digital motion picture camera paired with a FUJINON PL 85-300mm Cabrio lens. The combination has been so successful, FOX Sports will use two of its F55/Cabrio pairings to capture close up shots during NASCAR’s Daytona 500 on February 23rd and coverage from Budweiser SpeedWeek events leading up to the big race, marking the first time the network will employ the duo for its auto racing coverage.

Michael Davies, FOX Sports’ Vice President of Field and Technical Operations, looks forward to extending the network’s high-resolution imaging to auto racing. “We can use these cameras and lenses to zoom into an area with little or no resolution lost,” said Davies. “For auto racing, we’ll be able to shoot the pits and any accidents may that occur in great detail. We can capture the different things that can happen simultaneously in an incident – what caused it, who got caught up in it, and who got away – all in one shot. We can also take the viewer closer into the pits in a way that far surpasses what we’ve done before.”

During the Seattle Seahawks’ 43-8 Super Bowl win over the Denver Broncos on February 2nd, six Sony 4K cameras were lensed with FUJINON PL 85-300 and PL 19-90 Cabrio’s. They were used to capture close calls at the field’s sidelines, goal lines and end lines. During the regular NFL season, one Sony/FUJINON 4K combination was used though out the season to capture potential close calls.

This is the third year FOX Sports has employed 4K imaging for its NFL coverage with a Sony/FUJINON package. Davies believes this represents the best of today’s 4K imaging technology: “We used this camera/lens combination to great effect throughout the NFL season. It’s a highly compelling tool to show exactly what happened in vivid detail. We can zoom into a foot, a hand or even piles of players to determine if it was really a catch or a fumble. Was he in or out of bounds? I think this package will become ubiquitous for football coverage.”

The Cabrio zooms affords FOX Sports the greatest magnification and versatility possible using a 4K camera with a PL mount. “Previously, we had to use light-sucking adaptors with our lenses, but the Cabrio’s, with their native mounts, work beautifully with the F55’s, which is particularly evident in nighttime and low-light situations.”

“We’re honored to have been a part of FOX Sport’s 4K Super Bowl coverage this year,” said Thom Calabro, FUJIFILM Optical Devices’ Director of Marketing and Product Development. “Having our lenses contribute to the success of such a significant sporting event for FOX Sports is a proud achievement for us all at FUJIFILM.”

The high-performance FUJINON Cabrio zoom lens were designed using the latest optical simulation technology, offering exceptional optical performance in both the center of the image and in the corners of the frame. The PL 85-300’s longer lens makes it ideal for professional cinematographers and videographers. The PL 85-300 offers a focal length of 85-220mm at T2.9 and 300mm at T4.0, the PL 19-90 is T2.9 end to end, both with 200-degree focus rotation.

The lightweight, versatile FUJINON Cabrio lenses feature an exclusive detachable servo drive unit, making them ideal for use as standard PL lens or as ENG-style lenses. The digital servo’s 16-bit encoding assures operators that all lens data output is extremely accurate. The lenses are equipped with flange focal distance adjustment, self-aligning servo drive, a macro function for extreme close-up focus, and coverage of a 31.5mm diagonal sensor. Cabrio’s can be controlled using cinema industry standard wireless controllers, as well as existing FUJINON wired and wireless units.

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of four operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including: photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; and one-time-use cameras; and also markets motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions to the motion picture, broadcast and production industries. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of Fujifilm products and services in Canada. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmusa.com/northamerica, go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter, or go to www.facebook.com/FujifilmNorthAmerica to Like Fujifilm on Facebook. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 10 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2012, and in the year ended March 31, 2013, had global revenues of $26.7 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visitwww.fujifilmholdings.com.

* At an exchange rate of 83 yen to the dollar.

All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

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Bob Poucel Returns to Broadcast Pix as Director of Support

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ announced today that Bob Poucel has returned to the company as director of support, effective Feb. 3. Based out of the company’s main office in Billerica, he is leading the company’s technical support efforts.

Poucel managed technical support at Broadcast Pix for more than three years before he went to Imprivata to manage its U.S. technical support center. Previously, he managed technical support organizations for IBM Rational Software, the MITRE Corporation, and Avid Technology.

“We are very happy to welcome Bob back to Broadcast Pix,” said Steve Ellis, general manager, Broadcast Pix. “He has years of experience with our product lines, which will help him improve our processes and help our team continue to exceed customer support expectations.”

Poucel can be contacted at (978) 600-1100 or via e-mail at rpoucel@broadcastpix.com.

About Broadcast Pix The leader in live video production systems with end-to-end integration, Broadcast Pix was founded in 2002 and has customers in more than 110 countries. Its systems combine an integrated switcher, clip server, CG, and external control software with patented control panels, unique touch-screens, and exceptional displays. Systems range from compact systems controlled by touch-screen or voice automation to large sophisticated control panels. Customers include leading streaming, broadcast, sports, corporate, education, religious, and government studios. Learn more at www.broadcastpix.com.

Broadcast Pix is a trademark of Broadcast Pix, Inc. Patented. Made in USA.

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Ricardo Milani Joins FOR-A as Sales Engineer for South America

Cypress, CA – FOR-A Corporation of America announces that Ricardo Milani has joined the company as a sales engineer in South America. His focus is to provide sales and technical support specifically in Brazil, and he will also assist with sales in other South American countries, including Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. Milani began his position at FOR-A in late January and is based out of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Having worked over 14 years in the broadcast media market in Brazil, Milani brings extensive knowledge of industry in the area. He previously was a business manager for broadcast solution sales for the Brazilian dealer Farnell Newark, and spent years as a sales manager for the Sao Paulo-based dealer Oreon Broadcast.

“I am happy to have Ricardo on board with us,” said Hiro Tanoue, President, FOR-A Corporation of America. “One of our priorities at FOR-A is to strengthen our business and provide excellent support in Brazil and all of Latin America. I’m confident that Ricardo’s expertise in the Brazilian broadcast industry will go a long way toward that goal.”

Ricardo Milani can be reached at milani@for-a.com.

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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PESA as Part of the Serco Team Awarded Position on $4.1 Billion U.S. Army Communications Multiple Award IDIQ Contract

2/18/2014 – PESA, as part of the Serco team, will participate in the award of a new multiple award ID/IQ contract to provide global communication systems for the U.S. Army. Serco was selected as one of 12 companies to compete for tasks on the Communications and Transmission Systems (CTS) contract. The Serco team will provide design, procurement, installation and testing services in support of delivering global, mission-critical communication systems. The team will utilize its experience in the areas of engineering, Operations & Maintenance (O&M), and lifecycle management services to provide a more secure, operational, and sustainable network communications solutions for the United States’ expeditionary warfighters. PESA intends to provide mission critical Audio/Video hardware and software to include its Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) certified Cheetah Video Distribution Systems for use in Army and DoD command and control centers in support of the overall team effort. The contract vehicle has an overall ceiling value of $4.1 billion over a five year period.

“PESA is extremely pleased to be a part of the Serco Team for the Army CTS contract,” says Chuck Tillett, PESA President/COO. “We have supported Serco for C5I applications at several DoD installations and we value our relationship. As the only manufacturer of JITC certified Video Distribution System hardware for use by DoD we look forward to continuing our support to the Army and all services.”

Serco provides communication system solutions to the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy. Utilizing its Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Collaboration and Intelligence (C5I) expertise, the Company delivers engineering, systems integration, hardware procurement, software development, technical support, installation and testing, operations and maintenance solutions.

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 A/V products, all of which are supported by 24/7 technical support. PESA is a U.S. Small Business, located in Huntsville, Ala., with regional sales offices throughout North America. Our cost effective solutions are available around the world through our industry leading team of Channel Partners offering local support and installation. Learn more about us at www.pesa.com and www.pesaxstream.com.

About Serco Inc.: Serco Inc. is a leading provider of professional, technology, and management services focused on the federal government. We advise, design, integrate, and deliver solutions that transform how clients achieve their missions. Our customer-first approach, robust portfolio of services, and global experience enable us to respond with solutions that achieve outcomes with value. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Serco Inc. has approximately 10,000 employees, annual revenue of $1.2 billion, and is ranked in the Top 40 of the largest Federal Prime Contractors by Washington Technology. Serco Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Serco Group plc, a $7.5 billion international business that helps transform government and public services around the world. More information about Serco Inc. can be found at www.serco-na.com.

FUJINON Lenses Selected By Production Company Delivering National Feed of Winter Games and Paralympics to Russia

292 FUJINON HD Lenses Supplied Through Sony Moscow and Broadcast Solutions

Wayne, N.J. – FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division, has announced that it is a major lens supplier to Russian video production company ANO Sports Broadcasting (also known as Panorama), for production of the country’s national HDTV feed of the Winter Games and Paralympic Games in Sochi. A total of 292 FUJINON lenses were provided to ANO SportsBroadcasting by Sony Moscow and the UK-based dealer Broadcast Solutions. The Sochi 2014 Winter Games started on February 7th and continue through February 23, 2014. The Sochi Paralympics run from March 7-16th.

Included among the large complement are: 20 XA101x8.9BESM-TK telephoto field lenses, 41 XA88x8.8BESM telephoto field lenses, 24 HA42x9.7BERD telephoto ENG-Style lenses, 53 HA14x4.5BERD wide-angle ENG/EFP lenses, and 54 ZA22x7.6BERD telephoto remote-controlled lenses. The lenses will be used by several major European and Russian outside broadcast companies.

During the entirety of the Winter Games and Paralympic Games, Fujifilm’s Optical Devices Division will have an engineer available at its technical center to support FUJINON lens customers. The company’s Russian and German offices will also be available for customer support during the Sochi Winter and Paralympic Games.

The technical support center is located at:

Adler district

Staronasypnaya str., 22

Business Center Plaza

Sochi, Russia

Hours of operation for the center during the Winter Games are from 9:00 a.m. through 18:00 p.m. The center was opened on January 2 and will remain in operation until February 25th. It will be open during the same hours to support customers broadcasting the Paralympic Games from March 6 through March 16th.

Service center phone numbers during the Winter Games:
Nikolay Zharov +79688474071 (for Russian and English speakers)
Lars Gehring +491735242211 (German and English)

Service center phone number for Paralympic broadcasters:
Nikolay Zharov +79688474071 (Russian and English)
Contact information for German speakers will be announced at a later date.

Throughout both events, the Russian and German offices of FUJIFILM’s Optical Devices Division will also be available to support customers:
Russian office central number : +7(495)797-3512 (Russian, English)
German office phone number : +49-(0)211-5089 8950 (German, Japanese, English)

A general email address is also available for customers broadcasting the events – optical_service@fujifilm.eu.

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of four operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including: photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; and one-time-use cameras; and also markets motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions to the motion picture, broadcast and production industries. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of Fujifilm products and services in Canada. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmusa.com/northamerica, go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter, or go to www.facebook.com/FujifilmNorthAmerica to Like Fujifilm on Facebook. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 10 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2012, and in the year ended March 31, 2013, had global revenues of $26.7 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visitwww.fujifilmholdings.com.

* At an exchange rate of 83 yen to the dollar.

All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

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Broadcast Pix Unveils ReVue Multi-Channel HD Slo-Mo Replay System

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today introduced ReVue, a new HD slow motion replay system that work with any Broadcast Pix integrated production systems or independently in other production environments. Developed in collaboration with strategic partner EditShare, ReVue will be available in March and demonstrated at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SL6325), which runs April 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Available in two and four-channel configurations, ReVue features SDI connectivity and up to eight tracks of embedded audio, with optional 1080p recording and playback. The system is housed in a 2 RU chassis and includes 8 TB of RAID 6 storage, which can be expanded up to 16 TB.

ReVue’s compact controller includes a jog/shuttle wheel for reviewing footage, with dedicated buttons for marking in and out points for playback. All video sources are played back in sync, so it is easy to cut between cameras and find the best replay angle. Playback speed is controlled manually with the fader bar, but three preset buttons allow users to assign specific speeds for more consistent slo-mo results. Other intuitive controls allow easy navigation between cameras, clips, and servers.

Broadcast Pix has built our reputation on reliable and affordable integrated production systems,” explained Steve Ellis, Broadcast Pix CEO. “When we decided to introduce a slo-mo replay system, our objective was to deliver a very high quality product at a price that nearly everyone can afford. ReVue provides a powerful, multi-source HD replay system that fits the budgets of schools and community channels.”

ReVue’s two output channels can be configured as preview/program or as two programs. With its built-in multi-view, ReVue provides monitors for all active sources, plus preview and program windows. ReVue’s on-screen user interface makes it easy to keep track of marked clips and replays. Plus, Broadcast Pix integrated production systems can trigger ReVue playlists directly from the production switcher.

“Our customers demand solutions that improve workflow, and we focused our efforts on controlling all aspects of the production environment,” Ellis added. “The next evolution of this workflow is to move content from live production to broadcast infrastructure and post. By integrating ReVue into their Broadcast Pix live production environment, our customers can expand their workflow through seamless integration into the server, editorial, and asset management systems offered by EditShare.”

About Broadcast Pix The leader in live video production systems with end-to-end integration, Broadcast Pix was founded in 2002 and has customers in more than 110 countries. Its Video Control Centers™ combine an integrated switcher, clip server, CG, and external control software with patented control panels, unique touch-screens, and exceptional displays. Systems range from compact systems controlled by touch-screen or voice automation to large sophisticated control panels. Customers include leading broadcast, streaming, sports, corporate, education, religious, and government studios. Learn more at www.broadcastpix.com.

Broadcast Pix and Granite are trademarks of Broadcast Pix, Inc. Patented. Made in USA.

AVL Expo 2014 Helps Northwest Worship Community See ‘Big Picture’ for Technology Integration

SEATAC, WA — Approximately 120 members of the Pacific Northwest’s worship community attended last month’s free Audio, Visual, Lighting Conference and Expo (AVL Expo), presented by professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS), in collaboration with ExperienceChurch.tv®. Some of the expo’s most popular conference sessions focused on audio, but the program also included presentations on production switchers, cameras, cloud-based resources and more.

Dennis Cummins, pastor at Experience Church.tv, which hosted the event at its church in Puyallup, Wash., said this year’s expo attracted a large number of senior pastors. “I think it’s because the pastors of small to medium-sized churches are starting to understand that they need to be involved in the audio, video, and lighting at least in some part to really make it successful,” he said. “This doesn’t mean they have
to know all the nuts and bolts of making it work. Conceptually, they need to have the big picture in order to be a good steward of purchases and produce a great product.”

AVL Expo also featured an exhibit hall and networking opportunities specifically tailored for the worship community. “It’s encouraging to see so many churches investing the time to make sure their investment in AV technology is solid,” added Mark Siegel, president of ABS. “We also add new speakers, new sessions, and new exhibitors to keep AVL Expo fresh and current for attendees.”

About ABS:

Based in SeaTac, Wash., ABS (Advanced Broadcast Solutions) delivers customized, technologically superior solutions for broadcast, corporate, house of worship, entertainment, government and educational facilities – from design and integration to installation and support services. Since 1982, its experienced technical staff has installed more than 700 systems for clients including GOCOM Media, Cowles California Media, Cisco Systems, Meredith, and Time Warner Communications. For more information, call 206-870-0244 or visit www.advancedbroadcastsolutions.com.

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FOR-A Super Slo Mo, Video Archiving, and Frame Rate Conversion Technology Employed for Coverage of Winter Games

Cypress, CA – FOR-A has announced that several of its products are being used for production of the upcoming Winter Games. Networks in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, and Japan are deploying the company’s 4K super slow motion camera, video archiving recorder, and frame rate converter technology for their coverage of sporting events.

Among the products being used is FOR-A’s FT-ONE 4K super slow motion camera. The camera is being rented to a major American broadcast network through Los Angeles-based Video Equipment Rentals. Japan’s national public broadcasting organization will also use the FT-ONE. Capable of recording up to 900 frames per second (fps), the FT-ONE will be on hand in Sochi to capture high-quality 4K imagery and provide super slow motion playback during pivotal moments in the competition. The award-winning full 4K variable frame rate camera has been used for production of several major sporting events, including last year’s professional football championship game, automobile racing, boxing events and several Red Bull competitions.

The same major broadcast network in America will also be using FOR-A’s frame rate conversion technology. Other users of FOR-A’s frame rate converters for the Winter Games include Canada’s national broadcaster and Quebec-based Aldea Solutions, who is providing conversion and transmission services to a Brazilian broadcaster. The networks will rely on FOR-A’s FRC-8000HS and UFM-30FRC to ensure seamless transmission of footage in the proper country standards. FOR-A announced new features of the FRC-8000HS HD/SD frame rate converter last year that cater to the production of winter sports, including the ability to select a ‘winter sports’ scene type, a special mode created to optimize the conversion process in environments with high-speed moving objects in highly saturated backgrounds that contain a lot of bright white, such as snow or ice. The latest software release offers FRC-8000 operators a unique level of in-depth user control, with the ability to customize settings based on their specific needs.

Also on hand in Sochi by the major American broadcast network will be FOR-A’s LTR-120HS video archiving recorder. The unit uses high-quality AVC-Intra/DVCPRO codec and MXF wrapper/un-wrapper to record MXF files. Designed to enable “archive at ingest” solutions, the LTR-120HS can easily record video footage as an MXF file in real time.

“At FOR-A, we pride ourselves on providing efficient, innovative technology that our customers can rely on,” explained Hiro Tanoue, FOR-A Corporation of America’s President. “We’re happy to have a number of our solutions deployed in Sochi for the biggest happening of the year in sports.”

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.

Advanced Systems Group Hosts Technology Trending Happy Hours to Highlight Adobe Anywhere, Quantum StorNext 5

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, will host two Technology Trending Happy Hours, sponsored by Quantum and Adobe, for video professionals in the Pacific Northwest. The first event will be Feb. 12 at Rock Bottom Brewery in Bellevue, Wash., and the second will be Feb. 13 at Rock Bottom Brewery in Portland, Ore. Both happy hours begin at 5 p.m. with free drinks and appetizers, followed by demos of Quantum StorNext 5 and Adobe® Anywhere for video at 6 p.m.

“Editing workflow solutions and storage architectures continue to challenge video professionals, and many organizations have yet to even try network-based collaboration because of security or bandwidth concerns,” said Dave Van Hoy, president, Advanced Systems Group. “These events allow local members of the professional video community to network and learn about these exciting new products in a fun, relaxed setting.”

StorNext 5 is Quantum’s recently re-architected platform that enables complete end-to-end content management for modern media workflows. It provides improved ingest and transcoding performance, optimized SAN and LAN client workflows, and integrated high-speed archive and data management. Adobe Anywhere is a secure collaborative workflow platform that allows professional video teams to work together using centralized media across standard networks. Its real-time environment works with Adobe’s cross-platform professional video tools, so no proprietary hardware is required.

The Technology Trending Happy Hours are free, but pre-registration is required. For more information and online registration, visit http://www.asgllc.com/events/tthh.

About ASG:

Advanced Systems Group LLC of Emeryville, Calif., with offices in the Bay Area and Southern California, has provided engineering, systems, integration, support and training to the broadcast, film, creative, and corporate video markets since 1997. With unmatched experience in Apple-based newsroom systems, shared storage, archiving, editing, finishing, 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 185 SANs, production, and post production systems over the last six years. For more information, visit www.asgllc.com or call 510-654-8300.

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