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ADVANCED BROADCAST SOLUTIONS, TEKTRONIX CO-SPONSOR VIDEOINSIGHT SEMINAR

SEATAC, WA — Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS), a premier systems integration firm, and Tektronix, an industry leader in test and measurement tools for engineers, will co-sponsor the VideoInsight Seminar at the ABS main offices in SeaTac on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. The free seminar, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and includes lunch, will include a number of demonstrations and presentations that address many of today’s audio and video delivery and quality challenges.

The VideoInsight Seminar agenda begins with a session on 3G SDI technology, which will discuss closed caption issues, audio/video delay, aspect ratio conversion issues, and more. A session on 3D technology will offer insights on 3D workflow as well as testing at various points of content delivery. Loudness measurement and the recently enacted CALM Act legislation will be the focus of the third session, and the program will end with a discussion on MPEG more

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MORGAN SIEGEL JOINS ADVANCED SYSTEMS GROUP SALES TEAM

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, has added Morgan Siegel to its sales team, effective July 20. She is focused on providing software solutions for ASG clients, specifically Autodesk 3D content creation and creative finishing products. Siegel will be based at the company’s Emeryville office and can be contacted at (510) 654-8300 or via e-mail at morgan@asgllc.com.

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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 more

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Broadcast Pix Expands Presence in Australia with Gencom Technology

Granite 2000 Live Video Production System Featured at SMPTE11 Conference

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced its expanded relationship with Gencom Technology, a global media technology solution provider and systems integrator. Through its partnership with Gencom in New Zealand and Singapore, Broadcast Pix has already garnered increased interest in the region’s sporting venues, government agencies, educational institutions, and broadcast applications. Now, Gencom is the Broadcast Pix dealer in Australia as well.

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At its booth at the SMPTE11 Conference and Exhibition, which runs through 22 July at the Sydney Exhibition Centre in Sydney, Australia (Booth H09), Gencom is showcasing Granite™ 2000 live video production systems with new Granite 2.0 software, which features the optional Chyron Lyric PRO 8 character generator.

“We are excited to partner with Gencom, which has proven its ability to showcase innovative solutions including Broadcast more

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ADVANCED BROADCAST SOLUTIONS PRESENTS HARRIS SELENIO™ ON ROAD TOUR

SEATAC, WA — Premier systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) will present the Harris® Selenio™ Road Tour, a five-day tour of television stations and other facilities in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, to showcase the new Selenio media convergence platform. The free tour, which runs Aug. 1-5, 2011, will feature demonstrations of the new Harris product.

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As the industry continues to migrate from a traditional broadcast model to a more flexible IP-based workflow, adding new services – without significantly increasing operating expenses – is vital for revenue. Selenio offers a flexible, all-new approach to signal processing and compression for the converging baseband/broadband area. The modular platform integrates into existing fixed or mobile production environments, broadcast facility or digital terrestrial redistribution head end infrastructures, and cable, satellite, and IPTV head ends.

“Selenio represents a significant change in technology for broadcasters, more

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Norfolk State University Installs Three Hitachi HD Cameras in its Studio for Student-Produced Programming

WOODBURY, NEW YORK– Norfolk State University (NSU), in Norfolk, VA, installed three new Hitachi SK-HD1000 digital high definition cameras in its television studio, which provides hands-on training to students enrolled in the school’s Mass Communication program. The studio, which is part of NSU’s School of Liberal Arts, enables students to satisfy media lab requirements and produce their own videos as they work toward a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication.

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“Since our students have different levels of technical proficiency, it was critical for us to choose cameras that are extremely easy to operate, maneuver, and maintain,? said Michael Matovich, CBT (Certified Broadcast Technologist) and chief video engineer for NSU. “The Hitachi SK-HD1000 is all of those things, plus it produces a fantastic picture. As a state university, all major purchases must go out to bid. The Hitachi SK-HD1000 demonstrated more

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HOWARD KIRSCH JOINS DIAQUEST AS MARKET DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Diaquest Products, a software development firm with a focus on the video and film industries, has hired Howard Kirsch as its new market development manager, effective June 13. He will be promoting sales of QueManager, an affordable graphics order management system (OMS) for newsroom applications, as well as developing relationships with vendors and customers.

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Kirsch has extensive experience in the television broadcast industry, including engineering and technical positions with ABC and NBC News in New York, as well as KRON in San Francisco. He also served as a sales manager for ParkerVision and district sales manager for JVC Professional Products Company. Most recently, he was director of sales for E-N-G Mobile Systems in Concord, Calif.

“We are very proud to welcome Howard to the Diaquest team,? said Dave Van Hoy, president of Diaquest Products. “As a veteran more

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SAS Installs Broadcast Pix Granite Systems for New Conference Center

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ announced today that SAS, a leading independent vendor in business analytics software and services, is expanding its use of Granite™ video production systems on its 140-acre main campus in Cary, N.C. With one Granite already in service, four additional systems were installed in a new conference center that opened in April.

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The company’s first Granite system was installed early last year, along with Sony BRC-Z700 robotic HD cameras, to improve production values in a 450-seat auditorium. According to Woody Weaver, SAS senior manager of engineering and operations for New Media and Video Communications (NMVC), the auditorium is used regularly for webcasts, such as developer meetings, for employees and customers around the world. SAS has also hosted external events in its auditorium, including a recent educational conference that was webcast to schools across the state and more

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Thai Channel 7 Rolls Out Second Phase of Upgrades with Vizrt; Contract Worth Approximately USD 1.9 million

Bergen/Norway, Bangkok/Thailand, June 23, Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ)

Vizrt Ltd., a leading provider of content production tools for the digital media industry, today announced a deal with Channel 7 from Thailand, worth THB 61 million (Thai Baht; approximately USD 1.9 million). Michael Namatinia, President of Vizrt APAC, stated, “Vizrt is thrilled with Channel 7’s vote of confidence as the network moves into the second phase of its upgrades. This is a substantial purchase that will deepen the partnership between Channel 7 and Vizrt.?

The significant follow up sale provides the Thai public television channel with faster Virtual Studio Engine performance by increasing the number of Viz Engine renderers per camera tracking system to four. The increase provides greater depth to the network’s advanced Viz Virtual Studio scenes, enabling an even more dynamic and visually enhanced viewer experience. It also installs redundancy on the critical software points more

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Scott Rogers Joins T-VIPS America as Director of Sales, Mid-America Region

Millburn, New JerseyT-VIPS America Inc, a global leader in professional video transport solutions for contribution, distribution, and digital terrestrial television, today announced that Scott Rogers has joined the company as Director of Sales—Mid-America. With over 19 years of professional sales experience in the broadcast television industry, Rogers is entrusted with expanding T-VIPS America Inc.’s market share across the Central U.S. region. T-VIPS offers a wide array of solutions for broadcast video contribution, terrestrial television, JPEG2000 based video transport over IP networks, and transport stream processing and monitoring.

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In his new position, Roger’s responsibilities include expanding T-VIPS’ broadcast customer base—including station groups, independent stations, network operators and other key accounts through direct sales and channel marketing efforts—and developing new business sectors, such as stadium facilities and content providers.

“T-VIPS is a dynamic, fast-growing company focused more

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JVC LAUNCHES COST-EFFECTIVE GY-HM710U PROHD CAMCORDER AT INFOCOMM 2011

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today unveiled the new GY-HM710U ProHD camcorder – a cost effective choice for event coverage, documentaries, ENG news, and educational applications – at InfoComm 2011 (Booth 1062), which runs through June 17 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The compact, shoulder-mount camcorder has a similar body style and many of the same features of the GY-HM750U that was introduced earlier this year, but does not include the option to attach external modules for additional functionality.

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Using the same 3-CCD imaging system found in the GY-HM750U, the GY-HM710U records 1920×1080 HD footage in 1080p and 1080i at 25 Mbps or 35 Mbps. JVC’s native file recording technology allows recording in ready-to-edit file formats for Apple Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere (.MOV), as well as other more

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