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New JVC Bullet Security Camera with Built-in IR LED Technology Delivers True Day/Night Operation

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today introduced the TK-T8101WPRU, an outdoor analog bullet camera with 10-bit digital signal processing and integrated IR LED technology. Part of JVC’s innovative LoLux™ line of security cameras, it provides True Day/Night performance in challenging lighting environments, including complete darkness.

The TK-T8101WPRU features a 1/3-inch high resolution IT CCD paired with a 3.3-12mm variable focal lens to deliver 600 TV lines of resolution with 52 dB signal-to-noise ratio. In low light, sensitivity is 0.05 lux for color, 0.015 for black-and-white, and 0 lux with active IR LED. The camera also features automatic high light compensation (HLC) for extreme white light, as well as Easy Wide-D for backlight compensation.

Housed in a die-cast aluminum case with tempered glass and sun shield, the TK-T8101WPRU is dustproof and waterproof (IP66 rated), and can operate in extreme temperatures (14-122 degrees Fahrenheit). Other features include motion detection (up to four areas), privacy masking (up to eight zones), digital noise reduction, and on-screen menus for easy installation and setup.

“When paired with an infrared camera, LED technology can produce security video in total darkness. Our new TK-T8101WPRU features 28 built-in LEDs, which allow for an IR distance of 115 feet, so there is no costly additional lighting needed,” said Ian Scott, vice president, JVC Security Group. “That means less expensive installations, lower total cost of ownership, and exceptional low-light performance that’s backed with a three-year limited warranty.”

The TK-T8101WPRU has a suggested list price of $350 and will be available for delivery in March.

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS

JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., located in Wayne, New Jersey, is a leading supplier of IP network and analog security cameras, network video recorders, monitors, and management systems to the video security industry. Its V.Networks product line of has earned a solid reputation for quality and reliability, and provides superior picture quality for thousands of installations worldwide. For more information about this, or any other JVC professional product, contact JVC at (800)582-5825 or visit JVC’s Web site at pro.jvc.com.

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With Vizrt’s Newsroom Connect, TVE GALICIA Journalists Control Graphics with Avid iNews Commands

Bergen, Norway, Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ)

Vizrt Ltd., a leading provider of content production tools for the digital media industry, has completed the implementation of Vizrt’s “Newsroom Connect” ActiveX plug-in for Viz Content Pilot at TVE — Spain’s largest public television network. Viz Content Pilot is Vizrt’s core content control system.

Vizrt’s graphics creation tools are now fully integrated within the Avid newsroom environment of TVE’s GALICIA TERRITORIAL CENTER, making TVE one of the first broadcasters in Spain to implement this technology. TVE has used the system since December for its Territorial Journal.

Vizrt’s ActiveX plug-in allows users of the Avid iNews newsroom computer system (NRCS)—as well as many other NRCS — to create graphics for their news stories from within the NRCS. Newsroom Connect now goes a step further and interfaces with Avid iNews Command, Avid’s automation system that manages the “playlist” and playout of news stories in the rundown.

“The newsroom computer system, which is at the heart of any modern news broadcast operation, gives journalists all the tools they need to develop, write, and edit news stories without leaving a self-contained production environment. Now that Viz Content Pilot is fully integrated with iNews and Command, journalists, news directors, and producers can create, preview, control, and playout their Pilot graphics without ever leaving that workflow,” said Petter Ole Jakobsen, Chief Technology Officer at Vizrt.

Viz Content Pilot graphics can then be linked to specific news stories, along with their start/end timecodes and durations and dropped into the Avid iNews rundown. Once that rundown and the associated graphics metadata are loaded into Avid Command, the automated playout system generates a playlist that triggers playout from a Viz Engine real time rendering system, with video clips as primary and graphics as secondary events. The integration allows Avid Command automatically to see, request, and playout specific Viz graphics at the appropriate time during newscasts.

“With this innovative newsroom integration, our journalists who are most familiar with particular news stories can create their own animated graphics by adding elements such as text, lower third supers, data, images, and video into ready-to-use Viz Content Pilot templates, all from within iNews,” said Alberto Lema (Chief of Production and Media) at TVE in Galicia.

“This accurate, seamless integration between the Viz Content Pilot graphics system and Avid newsroom workflow enables us quickly to create visually rich graphics for our live newscasts,” Lema added. “For broadcast newsrooms, these are vital, empowering tools, and now they work seamlessly together.”

About Vizrt:
Vizrt’s content management system, Escenic Content Engine, manages media assets for websites and cross-channel publishing, allowing customers to publish online content onto numerous platforms. Content and page layout is be optimized and formatted to support the full capabilities of each individual device. The Widget Framework, a component of the Escenic Content Engine, is used to build and flexibly manage websites.

Vizrt’s product suite is used by the world’s leading broadcasters, publishing houses and telecom operators, including: YLE (Finland), TV 2 (Norway), The Sun, The Independent, The Telegraph, London Evening Standard (all UK), n-tv.de, Welt Online, Axel Springer (all Germany), The Globe and Mail (USA), and Aftonbladet (Sweden).

Vizrt is a public company traded on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154.

Press contacts:

Martin Burkhalter Ofra Brown HåvardMyklebust
President & CEO CFO EVP Marketing
+41 22 365 75 01 +47 5351 8040 +47 9184 5602
mbu@vizrt.com ofra@vizrt.com hmyklebust@vizrt.com

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EARL MILLER PRODUCTIONS UPGRADES TRUCK WITH FUJINON ZOOM AND ENG LENSES

Wayne, N.J. – FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division, has announced that Earl Miller Productions, Inc.—a mobile production and production services company in Austin, Texas—purchased six FUJINON lenses for its upgrades to EMP Unit Two. The 42-foot truck is regularly booked for live entertainment and sports productions nationwide.

The FUJINON lens package, which includes three XA66x9.3BESM box-style HD telephoto lenses and three ZA22x7.6BERD HD ENG lenses, will be used in conjunction with six new Ikegami HDK-79EC HD-native, multi-format camera systems. While Earl Miller Productions has been a long-time FUJINON customer, the company still did comparison shopping and shootouts to determine the best HD lenses for the truck. The final decision came down to a combination of price and service.

“When you make a significant investment in equipment, you want to go with a company that you know will stand behind its products well into the future,” said Mike Miller, vice president of Earl Miller Productions, Inc. “We expect these new lenses to still be in service five to 10 years down the road. As long-time users of FUJINON lenses, we were already happy with their service and the performance of their lenses.”

“But price was a critical factor as well,” Miller added. “When we compared FUJINON lenses to comparable, competing models, we found that FUJINON offered the best prices.”

Miller said that their camera crews were extremely happy with the efficient set-up and operational features offered by the new cameras and lenses, which arrived in mid-December 2011. “Unit 2” is the first of EMP’s three trucks to begin the HD transition. Targeting the medium-sized truck market, this mobile unit has a Grass Valley Kayak HD switcher, Chyron Duet, and EVS for replay.

“This truck was designed and built with HD production in mind, so the infrastructure is already HD-capable,” Miller said. “With this new camera/lens package, we’re beginning to replace elements to realize that transition. Other HD upgrades are also planned or have happened for our fly packs, post-production facilities, and fixed facilities we run throughout Texas.”

The FUJINON XA66x9.3BESM lens is a studio/field, box-type telephoto zoom lens for live HD event production. This XA Series lens offers a focal length of 9.3 to 615mm or 18.6 to 1230mm with a two-times extender. Designed for 2/3-inch cameras, the maximum relative aperture is 1:1.7 (9.3-325mm) or 1:3.2 (615mm). Full remote control via RS-232 serial data port is possible. For its lenses, Earl Miller Productions chose a semi-servo configuration, combining servo zoom control with manual focus.

The cameras can be mounted on studio tripods or jimmy jibs; as well as shoulder-mounted when used with the FUJINON ZA Select Series ENG/EFP lenses. With its 22x zoom range, the FUJINON ZA22x7.6BERD ENG lens offers a focal length of 7.6 to 167mm, or 15.2 to 334mm with the two-times extender. The maximum relative aperture ranges from 1:18 (7.6-120mm) to 1:2.5 (167mm), with features like inner focus, quick zoom, and zoom limit. The six lenses will be dedicated to Unit 2 truck operations.

“We take great care in choosing new equipment, such as cameras and lenses,” Miller added, “because our clients trust us to provide the best products for their shows.”

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of five operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division sells consumer and commercial photographic products and services including film, one-time-use cameras, online photo services and fulfillment, digital printing equipment and service. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras. The Motion Picture Division provides motion picture film, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides binoculars, and optical lenses for closed circuit television, videography, cinematography, broadcast and industrial markets. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. markets a range of Fujifilm products and services. For more information, please visit www.fujifilm.com/northamerica, or go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter. 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 16 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2010, and in the year ended March 31, 2011, had global revenues of $25.8 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.

* At an exchange rate of 86 yen to the dollar.

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

FUJIFILM Optical Devices Division, 10 High Point Drive, Wayne, New Jersey 07470. Phone: 973-633-5600. Fax: 973-633-5216. Web site: http://www.fujifilmusa.com/products/optical_devices/index.html

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Leading Service Provider Selects T-VIPS’ Gateways for Transport of Real-time Video Over IP to its Broadcast Customers

Millburn, New Jersey –T-VIPS America Inc, a global leader in professional video transport solutions for contribution, distribution, and digital television, today announced that one of the top providers of IP-based metro and long-haul services has purchased T-VIPS TVG425 Transport Stream Gateways for real-time contribution and distribution of broadcast-quality, MPEG transport streams over its worldwide media and content delivery networks.

The Video Gateways will transport high-quality video all over the world for the company’s broadcast customers. Customers will range from those looking for global content delivery of a major live event over IP to enterprise video communications and wholesale customers. The TVG425’s leverage the inherent flexibility of IP and Ethernet and provide output diversity and input switching capabilities that enable cost effective and highly reliable IP video transport networks.

T-VIPS’ TVG425 provides transparent handling of up to 8 independent MPEG Transport Streams (TS), flexible interfacing with support for ASI, Ethernet and SONET/SDH. Each stream may be sent to multiple destinations over an IP network. The Video Gateways provide extensive real-time integrity monitoring of IP streams and the transport stream content, with graphical information about the various programs and their associated components. With its powerful monitoring and switching capabilities, the TVG425 can provide redundancy protection for all its input streams.

For further information:

Robin Hoffman, Pipeline Communications, +1 973 746 6970, robinhoffman@pipecomm.com.

About T-VIPS

T-VIPS, a global leader in professional video transport solutions for contribution, distribution and Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), offers a comprehensive portfolio of powerful, efficient and intelligent solutions for processing and transporting high-quality video. T-VIPS’ close involvement in video standards bodies, leadership in JPEG2000, expertise in IP and transport stream multiplexing, processing and monitoring results in state-of-the-art technology that makes complex broadcast network operations simpler and preserves the integrity of high-end video streams.

T-VIPS solutions are utilized in many demanding applications, including 1080/60p, 3DTV, alternative content for digital cinema, live HD sports and news back-haul, and the transport of HDTV programming over IP networks. T-VIPS is leading the IP-based video network revolution by empowering high-profile network operators, broadcasters and post-production customers in over 50 countries with innovative solutions that deliver significant operational and financial benefits. The privately-held company is based in Oslo, Norway, with Americas’ headquarters in New Jersey.

For further information, visit: www.t-vips.com

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ADVANCED BROADCAST SOLUTIONS HIRES ARCO GROENENBERG AS VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES AND MARKETING

SEATAC, WA — Professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) has hired Arco Groenenberg as vice president of sales and marketing, effective Jan. 30. Based in the company’s main office in SeaTac, Groenenberg will be tasked with developing new markets and growing the organization. ABS also announced a new sales office in Chicago, which will serve ABS customers in the Midwest and on the East Coast.

Groenenberg has spent more than 15 years in sales for the professional video industry. Most recently, he was vice president of sales and services for Broadcast Pix, where he built a worldwide sales team. He previously held several positions with Pinnacle Systems/Avid Technology, consistently contributing to revenue growth as director of sales Americas, general manager of the Business Division, and broadcast sales and key accounts manager. He also worked as a sales executive for Avexco SA, an integrator in Geneva, where he substantially increased sales.

“Throughout his career, Arco has an excellent track record for increasing sales, managing sales teams, and establishing strategic relationships,” said Mark Siegel, president of ABS. “He understands our industry and the needs of our customers. I know Arco will be instrumental in building our business in markets across the country and beyond.”

The new Chicago sales office is managed by Chris Cuitino, who can be reached at chris@advancedbroadcastsolutions.com. Groenenberg can be reached at 206-870-0244 or via e-mail at arco@advancedbroadcastsolutions.com.

About Advanced Broadcast Solutions:

Based in SeaTac, WA, Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) specializes in personalized broadcast services such as consulting, project budgeting, workflow analysis, feasibility studies, project management, system and architectural design and engineering, equipment specifying, procurement and installation, maintenance support and training. ABS boasts a technical staff with over a century of practical experience in television operations, automation, traffic implementation, multiple program stream management and signal distribution by fiber, microwave and satellite. ABS clients include: Fisher Communications, Cowles California Media, Real Networks, Cisco Systems, and Microsoft Studios.

For more information about ABS, call 206-870-0244 or visit our Web site at www.advancedbroadcastsolutions.com.

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Industry Leader Ron Levy Joins Broadway Systems as Senior Vice President

Grand Rapids, Mich. – Broadway Systems, the leading provider of advertising management software for cable networks, announced today that Ron Levy recently joined the company as senior vice president. Based out of Broadway’s New York City office, he is responsible for client services and account management.

Levy has more than 30 years of buy-side advertising management systems experience, working closely with major agency holding companies such as Interpublic, Omnicom, and Publicis to deploy and maximize their returns from systems investments. Most recently, he spent four years as senior vice president of MediaBank and 18 years as senior vice president and partner at its predecessor, Datatech Software. He held dual roles managing sales and marketing, where he organized complex systems implementations and other initiatives critical to customer satisfaction. Levy also led product management and development for the national broadcast and broadcast traffic systems.

A charter member of the TECC specifications committee, Levy was the first to implement the TECC standard live. He also developed the first buy-side cable post analysis tool, was the first to integrate minute-by-minute data into the agency workflow, and delivered the industry’s first XML-based eTraffic prototype.

“Ron is a great addition to our company’s leadership team,” said John Sorensen, president of Broadway Systems. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from the buying side of the advertising business, which makes him a valuable resource for our customers.”

Levy can be reached at (862) 221-2882 or ron.levy@broadwaysystems.com.

About Broadway Systems

Since 2002, Broadway Systems has collaborated with cable networks to engineer a contemporary and fully integrated programming, sales, traffic, stewardship, and billing software system. Today, this platform is used to manage some of the top brands in industry and more than $3 billion in advertising revenues for top 20 rated cable networks and startups alike. Broadway Systems offers cable networks a strategic alternative to existing vendors, one that is dedicated to their business and keeps pace with the changing needs of this dynamic industry. Find out more at www.broadwaysystems.com.

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Church of Champions Relies on JVC ProHD Cameras, Switcher for Weekly Broadcasts, Webcasts

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced that the Church of Champions in Houston recently purchased four GY-HM790U ProHD camcorders, along with a KM-H3000U production switcher and DT-V24G11Z 24-inch studio monitor.The new equipment is being used to webcast weekly sermons and other projects.

With its growing footprint – it has locations in Texas, Georgia, New Jersey, Colorado, and Hawaii – the 23-year-old Church of Champions felt it was time to replace its outdated SD system. “We needed a more sophisticated way to reach our members, so we decided it was time to make the logical switch from SD to HD,” said David Grigsby, creative pastor at the Church of Champions.

The church produces live coverage of sermons on Sundays for its Web site, www.champ.tv. Three of the four GY-HM790U cameras, positioned on the left, right, and rear of the church, have full studio configurations. The fourth camera is a handheld unit used on and around the platform and altar. All four ProHD cameras are equipped with KA-M790G multicore studio modules.

Grigsby is pleased with the image quality of the HD cameras and the performance of the switcher. He said the new JVC system has greatly improved the video production of Sunday services, and he plans to produce more sophisticated projects. In fact, the church first used its new JVC system on Sept. 30 for its “Thinking Out Loud” webcast.

“It was an online roundtable discussion with pastors and ministry leaders from six other ministries, where we discussed various topics that dealt with church and ministry leadership,” Grigsby explained. “We had roughly 600 viewers, most of whom were church leaders. The new JVC system worked flawlessly, and we are very pleased with what we felt was a successful first event.”

Grigsby hopes to produce roughly six webcasts a year similar to the “Thinking Out Loud” event. The Church of Champions also plans to provide worship and sermons for other locations throughout the nation and the world, as it expands its multi-site capabilities. Other projects in the pipeline include coverage of the church’s community groups, called Champions Life Groups, which meet every week in different locations around the area to discuss the Bible and Christianity. “We want to enable our members in different cities to join these groups virtually,” Grigsby said. “We’d also like to do some electronic newsgathering.”

An ideal solution for multicore or fiber-based facilities, the GY-HM790U offers an innovative modular design and a redesigned studio adapter sled. Its three, 1/3-inch progressive scan CCDs produce 1280×720 and 1920×1080 images, and its proprietary MPEG-2 encoder supports 1080i, 720p, and even SD (480i) for operations that have not yet made the move to HD. The compact, shoulder-mount camera is also an outstanding choice for ENG applications, with a dual card slot design that records to low-cost, non-proprietary SDHC solid-state media cards in ready-to-edit file formats (.MOV and .MP4) for major NLE systems.

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY

Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC Professional Products Company is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation. JVC is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video and audio equipment, security products including IP network cameras and recorders, premium front projection systems for home theatre use, and projection displays and optics used in aviation simulators. The JVC Technology Center provides advanced technology in support of major JVC business alliances. For further product information, visit JVC Professional’sWeb site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800)582-5825.

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Broadcast Pix Launches Online User Forum

Billerica, Massachusetts – January 31, 2012 – Broadcast Pix™ today launched an online user forum, www.broadcastpix.com/forum, to foster communication between live video production professionals from a variety of markets. The new public forum encourages users to share information about the company’s Granite™, Mica™, and Slate™ integrated production systems, as well as its Fluent™ workflow tools and the new VOX™ system for voice-activated video productions.

“Broadcast Pix has a very enthusiastic user community that is spread out across more than 110 countries. Our new user forum is an ideal place for those customers to come together, discuss our products, and share production tips,” said Paul Lara, marketing director. “Plus, it’s an ideal venue for producers and directors who have not yet used one of our systems to get information from an experienced user base.”

About Broadcast Pix Broadcast Pix is the leader in integrated live video production systems. Its systems provide the best control surface for combining cameras, clips and graphics to create compelling live video. These surfaces offer Command Center Control™ of the built-in multi-format switcher, clip store, graphics system with a Harris or Chyron CG, and device controls. Its Fluent™ workflow enables files and data to be easily incorporated from other parts of the studio. Broadcast Pix systems are a fraction of the cost of a conventional control room to buy, staff and operate. System range from compact systems controlled by a touch-screen or voice-automation to sophisticated 2 M/E control panels. Customers include leading broadcast, corporate, education, religious, government, webcast, entertainment and mobile studios in more than 110 countries. Learn more at www.broadcastpix.com.

Broadcast Pix, Mica, Slate, Fluent, and Command Center Control are trademarks of Broadcast Pix, Inc. Patented.

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JVC UNVEILS PROHD PORTABLE MONITOR SERIES

WAYNE, NJ (January 30, 2012) – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced the DT-X71 Series of portable ProHD LCD monitors. Ideal for field and studio applications, the new seven-inch AC/DC monitors offer 1024×600 resolution with a 160-degree viewing angle – and can display 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p video signals at a variety of frame rates.

There are three models in the DT-X71 Series, with scaled I/O options and features for specific needs. The basic DT-X71C model offers one HDMI and one composite video input, while the DT-X71H adds two HD/SD-SDI inputs and an HD/SD-SDI loop through output. The DT-X71F includes an additional HD/SD-SDI loop through output and one HDMI converted to SDI output. All three models include stereo audio input.

Other features include an adjustable 16:9/4:3 display, dual three-color tally lights, underscan and overscan, image flip, customer editable video title, Canon DSLR scale zoom-in, and safe mark display. The DT-X71F, the most feature-rich model in the series, also includes a waveform, vector scope, RGB histogram, red/blue peaking focus assist, zebra, false color, blue only, internal color bars, image rotation, and 16-channel SDI (two-channel HDMI) audio meter.

Each monitor is powered via a four-pin XLR 12V DC connector with included AC adapter or an optional snap-on JVC BN-VF823USP 7.2V battery. DT-X71 Series monitors also ship with a cold shoe mounting adaptor and hood.

“The new ProHD monitors are an affordable option for video professionals in the field and the studio,” said Dave Walton, assistant vice president of marketing and communications. “They are lightweight, deliver great images, and are built to last.”

Along with the new HZ-HM150VZR ProHD remote lens control, the DT-X71 Series is part of JVC’s new ProHD Compact Studio system, which configures the GY-HM150 ProHD handheld camcorder for studio environments. When mounted to the GY-HM150, the DT-X71 serves as a full-size studio camera monitor.

The DT-X71C has a suggested list price of $595, the DT-X71H is priced at $1,095, and the DT-X71F is priced at $1,695. All models are now available.

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY

Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC Professional Products Company is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation. JVC is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video and audio equipment, security products including IP network cameras and recorders, premium front projection systems for home theatre use, and projection displays and optics used in aviation simulators. The JVC Technology Center provides advanced technology in support of major JVC business alliances. For further product information, visit JVC Professional’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800)582-5825.

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CES 2012 Exhibitors, Keynotes Rely on PESA Routers

Huntsville, Alabama – The 2012 International CES, a high-profile annual event to promote the consumer electronics industry, was held earlier this month in Las Vegas, Nev., and PESA routers played a significant role behind the scenes for several exhibitors and the keynote presentations from Ericsson, Intel, Microsoft, and Qualcomm.

Staging Techniques, an event staging company with offices in California, New York, Atlanta, and Seattle, was contracted to provide to provide video support for the keynotes in cooperation with the overall event management firm, The Production Network (TPN). “The CES Keynotes are an average sized show for us, with an audience size of approximately 2,000,” explained Bryce Will, general manager of Staging Techniques. “Where it does get fairly involved is with the technical complexity. Four different clients – all high technology companies – make for a pretty demanding environment. Lots of different sources, many different signal formats, and the quick changeovers required between the rehearsals and shows keep things exciting.”

The keynotes were streamed live and archived for on-demand viewing by the Consumer Electronics Association, Staging Techniques’ primary client, as well as the individual keynote companies. Two PESA Cheetah 64NE HD-SDI routers were used to feed video switchers for live HD cameras and other sources during each of the presentations. Will said the PESA routers are permanently installed in the company’s HD flypacks.

“Company-wide, we use almost exclusively PESA signal routing systems,” Will added. “They are just that reliable. We have been a PESA customer since 1996, and the vast majority of our production systems are based around PESA technology.”

With its universal device control (UDC) software and other technology, Clarkston, Michigan-based High Resolution Systems (HRS) provided support during the keynotes for Staging Techniques. HRS also provided rental and staging services for a major CES exhibitor, and used a PESA Ocelot 16×16 HD routing switcher to manage signals for a large video wall display in its booth. “Out of all of our HD-SDI routers, the PESA router has proven to be the most reliable,” said Drew Taylor, HRS applications engineer.

NEP Broadcasting, a Pittsburgh-based company that provides teleproduction services for live sports and entertainment events, supported another major CES exhibitor with one of its 3D-dedicated mobile production units, SS31, which features a PESA Cheetah 144×256 HD video router. “SS31 produced a 3D broadcast for the 3D network,” said George Hoover, chief technology officer. “The Cheetah is at the core of the production, handling signal distribution and routing for the entire show.”

“It was an honor to be part of such an important production initiative supporting the keynote addresses at CES,” said Chuck Tillett, president and COO of PESA. “We understand the critical level of support our customers must provide in live venue presentations, and are pleased to be recognized for our long-standing reputation of quality products, service and support.”

About PESA

As a leading provider of audio/video connectivity, PESA offers a wide selection of routing switchers, matrix switchers, extenders, converters, media extenders, and signal processing gear to support government, military, industrial, commercial, broadcast and mobile truck applications. PESA offers one of the widest ranges of AV products – from large scale fiber optic routing to single-point CAT-5 DVI extenders – each with the integrity and innovative high performance technology expected from PESA. Our products are available around the world from a leading team of channel partners offering local support and installation; and all of our products are supported by 24/7 technical support. To learn more about our technologies and services visit www.pesa.com. PESA is located in Huntsville, Alabama with regional offices throughout the United States.

All products mentioned herein are trademarked property of their respective owners.

Press Contact

Mark J. Pescatore
Pipeline Communications
561-531-3106
mark@pipecomm.com

Company Contact

Dan Holland
VP, Product Marketing
256-726-9200
dholland@pesa.com

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