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BROADCAST VETERAN DAVE SPRAKER JOINS ADVANCED BROADCAST SOLUTIONS AS ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

SEATAC, WA — Premier systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) has hired Dave Spraker as Account Executive, effective June 1. He will be based out of Beaverton, Ore., and provide customer support throughout Oregon.

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With more than 20 years in the industry, Spraker has worked for several broadcasters including KGW-TV in Portland, Ore., where he served for eight years as a senior writer and award-winning promo producer, as well as Avid editor and supervisor. He has also worked as a freelance audio assistant and stage manager on mobile sports productions for major cable and broadcast networks, and has designed HD broadcast and post-production solutions for various clients. As part of ASG, Spraker will continue to work with customers in the broadcast, corporate, and post-production markets.

“Dave brings tremendous value to the ABS team,? said Mark Siegel, President of ABS. more

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KRNV UPGRADES HD ENG WITH JVC GY-HM790U PROHD CAMCORDERS

WAYNE, NJ - JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced that KRNV, the NBC affiliate serving Reno, Nev. (DMA #108), has purchased 14 GY-HM790U ProHD cameras for ENG and creative services applications. The cameras arrived at the station in April, and most have already been deployed in the field.

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NBC affiliate KRNV in Reno, Nev., is using its new JVC GY-HM790U ProHD camcorders in the field.

Jeff Deitch, KRNV chief photographer, said each shooter has two 32GB SDHC media cards, which provide more than enough storage for a normal news day. Paired with an interchangeable Fujinon 17x lens, the GY-HM790U is well equipped for one-man-band ENG work. Specifically, he said the lightweight camera’s 4.3-inch flip-out LCD monitor makes it easier for reporters to shoot stand-ups on their own.

“We needed more

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T-VIPS IP Video Transport Solutions Selected by FMH-Nova for Greek Terrestrial Digital Switchover Project

FMH- the owner of the Nova TV service in Greece – Has Chosen T-VIPS’ TVG420 Video Gateway and CP511 SFN Adaptors to Distribute Digital Terrestrial Programming across Greece

Oslo, Norway – T-VIPS, a global leader in professional video contribution and distribution solutions, today announced that FMH-Nova, the Greek digital satellite pay TV platform, has selected and installed T-VIPS solutions to distribute Digital Terrestrial programming wirelessly to four transmitter sites across Greece. FMH-Nova has chosen to deploy the T-VIPS TVG420 ASI to IP Video Gateway, CP511 SFN Adaptor and T-VIPS Connect management system. The existing analogue channels will go live as Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) transmissions at the end of summer 2011. The project installation is being handled by OmniWave, T-VIPS’ local business partner.

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“We have chosen to work with T-VIPS on this project as its solutions offer us several great more

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ADVANCED SYSTEMS GROUP ADDS BILL THOMPSON TO SALES TEAM

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, has added Bill Thompson as an account manager on its sales team, effective May 16.

Throughout his almost 30-year career, Thompson has held a number of sales and engineering positions augmenting his years “in the trenches? as recording engineer, touring technician, and session player. Previously, he served as digital audio technician with Skywalker Sound, sales engineer at Sweetwater Sound, QA manager for Line 6, Inc., and product specialist/trainer with David Carroll Electronics. Most recently, he provided sales support for digital video and SAN systems at Cutting Edge Audio and Video Group.

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“Bill is an important asset to ASG because he’s more than just a salesman,? said Dave Van Hoy, president of ASG. “He has provided high-level support of audio and post-production systems. With decades more

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JVC DELIVERS 3D HD IMAGERY FOR AIX RECORDS SURROUND SOUND DEMONSTRATION AT AXPONA NYC

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., will be part of a unique demonstration of high definition, surround music at Audio Expo North America (AXPONA), a high-performance audio show that runs June 24-25, 2011, at the Affinia Hotel in New York City. Los Angeles-based AIX Records will present its unique 3D Music Albums™ using a JVC DLA-RS60U3D Reference Series 3D projector.

At AXPONA NYC, JVC’s flagship projector will deliver a world-class 3D experience, combined with Dolby Laboratories TrueHD® audio encoding technology and AIX’s recordings. The demonstration, which will be held in the Clinton Room on the fourth floor of the Affinia Hotel, is a partnership between AIX, JVC, Dolby Laboratories, Carnegie Acoustics, OPPO Digital, and DH Labs.

“The experience puts you right in the middle of the performance, both musically and visually,? said Gary Klasmeier, JVC product engineering manager, D-ILA more

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FUJIFILM TO RELOCATE DALLAS-AREA FUJINON SALES AND SERVICE CENTER

Wayne, N.J.FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division has announced that its Dallas-area sales and service center has moved. The new facility is now operational. All service and support provided by the former location remain the same.

The new address is:

FUJIFILM North America Corporation
Optical Devices Division
18601 LBJ Freeway, Suite 100
Mesquite, TX 75150

The phone and fax numbers are unchanged:
Phone: (972) 385-8902; Fax: (972) 392-3251

The Optical Devices Division has five service facilities in the U.S., including a newly opened Chicago location. Other service facilities are located at the U.S. headquarters in Wayne, New Jersey; as well as Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Dallas.

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM Optical Devices U.S.A., Inc. is a major manufacturer and distributor of optics and lens assemblies for the broadcast, digital cinema and industrial markets. The company’s line of television zoom lenses are more

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NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY INSTALLS VIDEO WALL WITH JVC 3D HD MONITORS FOR VISUALIZATION OF MOLECULAR IMAGING DATA

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced that Northwestern University is using 25 JVC GD-463D10U 46-inch 3D LCD HD monitors to create a video wall display for visualization of detailed scientific data. The 5×5 video wall, which can provide presentations for up to 35 people, is located in the lobby of the Silverman Hall for Molecular Therapeutics and Diagnostics, which was built for the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute and opened last year.

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Professor Tom Meade, director of the Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging (CAMI) research facility within the institute, said the video wall is an integral part of the center’s mission to acquire, visualize, and interpret data from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), fluorescence and bioluminescence imaging, and other technologies within a single facility. He said the ability to display such large amounts more

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FOR-A TO SHOWCASE PRODUCT RANGE AT UPCOMING INFOCOMM

Fort Lee, N.J.FOR-A, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, will highlight a variety of recently introduced products at the 2011 InfoComm Show, which runs June 15-17 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Demonstrating in Booth 5751, FOR-A will showcase its FA-9500 multipurpose signal processor, HVS-350HS HD/SD 1.5 M/E digital video switcher, FVW-500HS HD/SD video writer, LTR-100HS video archive recorder, MV-3200 Series multi-viewer and MV-1600HS Series multi-viewer.

“InfoComm has always been a key show for us,? said Pedro Silvestre, FOR-A Corporation of America, Sales Director. “It’s the world’s largest conference for the professional AV industry, which along with broadcast, is one of the top areas we serve. Our company’s research and development focuses its design criterion on products and features that will benefit video professionals working in this challenging but dynamic field. We see our more

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HITACHI KOKUSAI TO SHOWCASE RANGE OF TECHNOLOGIES AT UPCOMING INFOCOMM SHOW

WOODBURY, New YorkHitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd., a leading provider of affordable, high performance cameras, will exhibit several broadcast and professional camera products within Hitachi Digital Media Division’s booth (Booth 1921) at this year’s InfoComm, taking place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Exhibits at the show run from June 15h to 17th.

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“InfoComm is a great opportunity for Hitachi to demo its state-of-the-art broadcast cameras to the professional AV market,? said Sean Moran, Hitachi Kokusai Electric America’s National Sales Manager. “We offer models covering both ends of the spectrum, from high-end production HDTV cameras to cost-effective models used in a variety of industries. This show affords Hitachi the chance to garner direct feedback from AV professionals so that we can continue to develop technologies that address market needs.?

The Hitachi booth will exhibit more

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ALAN HIRSHBERG JOINS ADVANCED SYSTEMS GROUP AS LEAD TECHNICAL SPECIALIST

EMERYVILLE, CALIF.Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, has hired Alan Hirshberg as a lead technical specialist for its Technical Services Team, effective May 9. He will be based in Southern California and offer field service and consultation for ASG clients in the region.

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Prior to joining ASG, Hirshberg served as president of Studio Computer, which specialized in consulting for storage area networks, servers, video editing, and other entertainment-based IT projects. He also worked as chief engineer for Mojo, where he supervised the technical aspects for the construction of a 17,000-square-foot facility with 25 editorial stations and a new machine room, and as chief technology officer and director of systems support for JPR Engineering.

“Alan has spent the past 15 years designing and integrating IT systems for television and motion picture more

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