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KATSUAKI KIYOHARA APPOINTED NEW FOR-A PRESIDENT

Tokyo, Japan – FOR-A Company Limited, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, has named Mr. Katsuaki Kiyohara, former Vice President of FOR-A Company Limited, as its new President.

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He assumes an active role effective immediately. Mr. Kiyohara’s mission is to steer the company’s growth within today’s digital and network-based solution era and to perpetuate the company’s remarkable 40-year history.

Mr. Keizo Kiyohara, Founder and former president of FOR-A Company Limited, assumes his new role as Chairman of the Board of Directors of FOR-A Company Limited and continues on as the CEO of FOR-A Group.

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 201-944-1120 or visit our web more

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ADVANCED BROADCAST SOLUTIONS HIRES INDUSTRY VETERAN DAN PAIXAO AS SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

SEATAC, WA — Premier systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) has hired Dan Paixao as senior project manager, effective Sept. 12. He will serve as a liaison and facilitator for ABS clients, in addition to designing and integrating systems.

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Paixao has worked in the broadcast industry for more than 25 years. Most recently, he spent six years as chief engineer of KTRV, where he was part of the station’s DTV transition. He oversaw the design, installation, and integration of an HD production control room and studio in 2009 and the station’s master control room in 2010. Previously, he spent 15 years as an assistant chief engineer for KRON and KSTS.

“Experience is such an important resource for our clients, and Dan has plenty of it,? said Mark Siegel, President of ABS. “Not only is he a veteran engineer who more

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FUJIFILM OPTICAL DEVICES POSTS NEW VIDEO TUTORIAL ON LENS CLEANING AS PART OF LARGER SOCIAL MEDIA INITIATIVE

Wayne, N.J. – Whether camera operators are seasoned pros or weekend videographers, they risk losing valuable shots or footage due to specks of dust or dirt on their lenses. While the urge is strong to wipe the lens surface with your T-shirt, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division recently posted a video tutorial on “How to Clean A Lens? on its YouTube channel, Facebook page, and corporate blog.

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The three-minute video, the first installment of a multi-part video series on “Lens Care Maintenance,? features Thom Calabro, director of marketing and product development for FUJIFILM North America Corporation’s Optical Devices Division. Supported by on-screen graphics and illustrations, Calabro describes proper lens cleaning techniques including:
– Using a chemical-free, anti-static microfiber cloth
– Using an air gun and lens brush to wipe off loose dust
– Do not pour more

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Azzurro HD Acquires T-VIPS Gateways to Transport Real Time Video Over IP for Marist College

Millburn, New Jersey – T-VIPS America Inc, a global leader in professional video transport solutions for contribution, distribution, and digital terrestrial television, today announced that Azzurro HD, a New York-based provider of broadcast-quality video transmission services, recently purchased T-VIPS’ TVG430 HD JPEG2000 Video Gateways to facilitate real-time HD-SDI video contribution over an IP network between Marist College, in Poughkeepsie, NY and Azzurro HD in NYC

Azzurro HD was hired by Marist College to establish a high-performance video over IP connection to send HD video signals in real time between its New York “The Hub? facility and Marist’s on-campus television studio.

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The photo shows the Azzurro HD TOC (Technical Operations Center) located at 32 Avenue of The Americas in New York City. Azzurro HD, a provider of broadcast-quality video transmission services, recently purchased T-VIPS’ more

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Broadcast Pix Ships New Mica Live Video Production System

‘Powerful Punch’ Tour Demonstrates Mica, Granite Workflow

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced that Mica™, its new cost-effective live video production system, is now shipping. Powered by native HD technology from Broadcast Pix Granite™ systems and Broadcast Pix Fluent™ software that tightly

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integrates video and file-based content, Mica allows even single operators to create compelling live productions. The company also announced its Powerful Punch Tour, which is stopping at a number of dealers and trade shows in cities worldwide this fall to demonstrate its Mica and Granite systems.

“With Mica, you pay for a switcher and get an HD control room. Our system is so well integrated that a solo operator can combine cameras, clips, and graphics to create compelling live video,? said Ken Swanton, president of Broadcast Pix. “Mica was a big hit with international audiences more

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T-VIPS Equips Forthnet’s New HD Video Transmission Service

· Forthnet selects T-VIPS TVG450 JPEG2000 Video Gateway for IP video transport across Greece
· T-VIPS solution chosen for its flexibility and HD capabilities
· Nova to be first to use video transport service for broadcast of Greek Super League Football

Oslo, Norway – T-VIPS, a global leader in professional video contribution and distribution solutions, today announced that its TVG450 JPEG2000 Gateway solution has been chosen by Forthnet, the largest private broadband and satellite service provider in Greece.

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The system delivers high quality IP transport solutions and will be used for the implementation of Forthnet‘s new business service; “TV Circuits On Demand?. Forthnet’s new service will transfer video content from stadiums or any other fixed locations across the country over its FO network to the Nova media center in Athens. Nova is a Forthnet owned satellite and terrestrial broadcaster. Forthnet will more

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ADVANCED SYSTEMS GROUP OFFERS FREE VIDEO ARCHIVING SEMINAR

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, will offer a free seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, from noon to 1 p.m. at Delancey Street Restaurant in San Francisco. Presented by Shawn Klein, a senior director at Quantum Corp., “Archiving with Quantum StorNext and Advanced Systems Group? will showcase how Quantum can help manage costs while archiving data. Lunch will be provided, and registered attendees will be eligible to win a $100 American Express Gift Card.

“Productivity relies on effective management of today’s file-based workflows,? said Dave Van Hoy, president of ASG. “But audio and video files keep getting bigger, which means you need to increase storage capacity – and make sure your network is robust enough to handle the transfer of these larger data files – without breaking the bank.?

The informal discussion will include an overview of more

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FOR-A TO SHOWCASE AWARD-WINNING ARCHIVAL SYSTEM AT DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK

Fort Lee, N.J. – FOR-A Corporation of America, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, will showcase its LTR-100HS Video Archive Recorder at Createsphere’s Digital Asset Management Conference, being held from September 22nd to 23rd at The New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan (Booth #206).

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The recorder supports LTO-5 technology, the latest standard in long-term, high-capacity tape storage, to provide an effective archive solution. The LTR-100HS utilizes FOR-A’s media asset management platform called Media Concierge, creating a combination of LTO tape technology and FOR-A’s baseband and MXF file technologies. This enables an easy transition for video content into a file-based storage system architecture.

“The Digital Asset Management conference is the idea venue to show off this system,? explained Pedro Silvestre, Sales Director, FOR-A Corporation of America. “The conference attracts top regional technology executives within corporate, broadcast and entertainment more

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Broadcast Pix Mica Live Video Production System Earns STAR Award from TV Technology Europe at IBC2011

(Billerica, Massachusetts) Broadcast Pix™ today announced its new Mica™ live video production system was honored with the STAR Award from TV Technology Europe during IBC2011 earlier this month in Amsterdam.

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The STAR Award (short for Superior Technology Award Recipient) is designed to celebrate and showcase technological innovations for the broadcast industry. “STAR Awards are given to interesting new products that help a user save money or accomplish a task in an easier way,? said Mark Hallinger, editor of TV Technology Europe. “The products selected help advance the industry – some were chosen because of technical novelty or innovation, some because they filled an important gap in the production or transmission chain, and some because they were just cool products.?

“We want to thank TV Technology Europe for recognizing Mica with a STAR Award during IBC,? said Ken Swanton, president, more

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CNN and Vizrt Win Award for Innovative Content Management at IBC2011

Bergen, Norway, Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ). At IBC2011, CNN received the IBC Innovation Award for Content Management at the IBC Awards ceremony on September 12. As one of the premiere broadcast news organizations in the world, CNN developed a unified media asset management workflow based upon technology from Vizrt, as well as Adobe, Apple, IPV, Omneon, Sony, JVC, and Telestream.

Vizrt also received special recognition for its collaboration with ProSieben in the area of media asset management.

As a long-time Vizrt customer, CNN has been building out its extensive, high-performance media ingest and media content management workflow based upon such Vizrt systems as Viz Ardome for media asset management and Viz Media Engine for video management and multi-platform distribution.

With as many as 90 HD feeds concurrently streaming into its Atlanta and New York production centers, CNN has one of the most more

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