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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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INDUSTRY VETERAN BEDOYA TO LEAD SALES EFFORTS FOR FUJIFILM OPTICAL DEVICES DIVISION IN LATIN AMERICA, MEXICO AND CARIBBEAN

Wayne, N.J.FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division today announced that Adriano Bedoya has been named Director of Sales and Marketing for Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean. In his new role, Bedoya is responsible for all aspects of sales in those regions. Bedoya will report directly to Vice President of Broadcasting and Communications, Gordon Tubbs.

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“Adriano has been a key figure in the Latin American market for many years,? said Toshihiko Tanaka, Division President. “I’m extremely confident he’ll be a great asset to our team. He knows the region well and is highly respected by our clientele in the area. The combination of Adriano and Mario Rodriguez both working in this region doubles our efforts and strengthens our presence considerably.?

“We have a lot of potential to experience growth in the Latin American broadcast and digital more

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FOR-A DEBUTS MV-42HS COMPACT HD/SD QUAD MULTI VIEWER AT IBC2011

Fort Lee, N.J. – FOR-A Company Limited, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, is introducing the MV-42HS HD/SD Multi Viewer during IBC2011, which runs through 13 Sept. at the RAI Centre in Amsterdam (Hall 2, Stand A51). The compact, low-cost unit supports up to four asynchronous or mixed HD-SDI and SD-SDI inputs, including 1080i, 1080p, and 720p sources at a variety of frame rates.

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The MV-42HS has a variety of on-screen features for a customized display environment. Its half-rack size (W 212 x H 44 x D 161.5 mm) and simple user interface make it an ideal multi viewer for OB trucks and master control facilities.

The MV-42HS offers high-resolution HD-SDI and DVI-D output as either a full-screen picture or four-image split view. It has an auto resize engine for SD more

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T-VIPS Strengthens Management Team through Appointment of Arnhild Schia as CCO

Oslo, Norway – T-VIPS, a global leader in professional video contribution and distribution solutions, today announced that Arnhild Schia has joined the company as Chief Commercial Officer. Ms. Schia brings over 15 years of senior management experience, with specialization in developing international markets, growing relationships with partners, accelerating company sales, building global organizations and driving business growth.

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“I’m thrilled to be joining T-VIPS at such an exciting time for the company,? said Ms. Schia. “T-VIPS is gaining momentum globally and I’m looking forward to ensuring that the company achieves accelerated growth in all its market places.?

Ms. Schia has held executive positions in various corporations including EDB Telecom and Incatel, at which she was CEO and Comptel Corporation, where she was Senior Vice President. Ms. Schia has also held senior positions at Telesciences Inc. and Telenor. She holds a Masters more

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Multi-Platform Optimization and Immersive Graphics Highlight Newly Revamped Vizrt IBC Booth

Bergen, Norway, Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ) To underline the company’s continued adaption to a changing industry and commitment to leading the global broadcast industry, IBC 2011 will see a revamped Vizrt booth – Hall 2, Stand A31. Highlights include multi-platform production tools, immersive graphics, and a record-fast, in-game sports analysis tool.

A visual stand out at trade shows, Vizrt’s new stand will feature a full Viz Virtual Studio setup in an innovative 3D environment, making it an must-see at this year’s show. The company’s newest version of graphics software for immersive or virtual graphics as well as virtual sets will be on display, along with Vizrt’s award-winning iPad application, Viz Anchor, which puts the news anchor in charge of live, on-air graphic selection. Also in the booth will be the latest version of Viz Reporter for the iPhone, enabling live newsgathering from anywhere.

Vizrt will more

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SterGen Unveils Advancements in Realtime Stereo 3D Conversion for Sports Production at Vizrt’s IBC2011 Booth

Bergen, Norway, Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ). By adding a visually impressive, breathtaking 3rd dimension to the live sports telecast, stereo 3D broadcasting truly gives home viewers the best seat in the arena. While sports producers and broadcasters are excited about using stereo 3D to enhance their sports telecasts, the huge cost and complexity involved with live stereo 3D production often dampens their initial enthusiasm.

At IBC 2011, Vizrt partner SterGen High-Tech Ltd will display a groundbreaking, streamlined, cost-effective solution to the financial and technical challenges hampering live stereo 3D production. This unique patented technology, which enables realtime conversion of 2D camera feeds and footage into true stereoscopic 3D, will be on display at the Vizrt booth: Hall 2, Stand A31 in the Amsterdam RAI from September 9-13, 2011.

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At IBC, SterGen will also unveil its new more

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ETRI and KBS Award T-VIPS Korean Games Gold after winning against Uncompressed and MPEG-4 Contribution Solutions

T-VIPS JPEG2000-based Video Gateway provides live, high-quality 3D contribution solution for the IAAF World Athletics Championship between Daegu Stadium and the Korean Broadcast System (KBS) Media Centre

Oslo, Norway – T-VIPS, a global leader in professional video contribution and distribution solutions, today announced that its TVG450 JPEG2000 Gateway solution was deployed by Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) and Korean Broadcast System (KBS) to provide the transport of 3D video from the IAAF World Athletic Championships at Daegu Stadium to the KBS media centre.

The T-VIPS JPEG2000 solution was chosen after rigorous on-site 3D trials earlier this year. These trials pitted the T-VIPS JPEG2000 solution against uncompressed and MPEG-4 based contribution solutions, with the T-VIPS solution being selected due to its highly impressive left/right eye video synchronization, low latency, ease-of-use, high-quality and cost-efficiency.

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“It’s exciting to be back in more

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Vizrt and Vimond to Demo Advanced Online Video Platform With Full Broadcast Quality at IBC

Bergen, Norway, Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ). At IBC2011, from September 9-13, 2011 at the RAI Amsterdam, Vizrt and Vimond Media Solutions AS will demonstrate the improved integration between their respective online video platforms within the Vizrt booth (Hall 2, Stand A31.) Vizrt has partnered with Vimond to integrate its online publishing software with the Vimond Video Platform to offer broadcasters tools to control access to broadcast-quality video on demand, and easily monetize content.

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By leveraging the Vimond Video Platform, the Vizrt online publishing workflow provides video publishers the ability to offer “Hulu-like? websites and generate revenue through subscriptions, pay-per-view, and advertising. Its modular architecture offers sophisticated tools and controls, from ingest and encoding, through conditional access to business-intelligence reporting.

?While many broadcasters recognise that offering premium online video services offers tremendous potential more

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