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Broadcast Pix Showcases New Live Video Production Systems at Broadcast Asia 2011

Granite 500 and Slate 500 Live Production Systems Now Available

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ will showcase the new Granite 500, Slate 500, and Granite 2000 live video production systems, as well as its updated Granite™ 2.0 and Slate™ 8.5 software, at Broadcast Asia 2011, which runs 21-24 June in Singapore at the Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre (Booth 4P2-05). The new systems provide an ideal toolset at an attractive price point for stadiums and auditoriums, houses of worship, government facilities, and other AV installations.

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“We have the best live production system that integrates cameras with an internal clip store and CG to create compelling live video,? said Dennis Breckenridge, director of Asia-Pacific sales for Broadcast Pix. “The new 500 systems deliver all the benefits you expect from Broadcast Pix – but with a much smaller footprint and more

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Broadcast Pix Showcases New Live Video Production Systems at InfoComm 2011

Compact Granite 500 and Slate 500 Systems Ideal for AV Installations

Billerica, MassachusettsBroadcast Pix™ will showcase its new Granite™ 500 and Slate™ 500 live video production systems at InfoComm 2011 (Booth 3968), which runs June 15-17 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The new systems, which include recently upgraded Fluent™ workflow software, provide an ideal toolset at an attractive price point for stadiums and auditoriums, houses of worship, government facilities, and other AV installations. Broadcast Pix will also show the new Granite 2000, its most powerful 1 M/E video production system.

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“We have the best control surfaces for combining cameras, clips, and graphics to create compelling live video,? said Ken Swanton, president of Broadcast Pix. “Now our 500 systems feature a new control panel and enhanced Fluent-View display, which lowers the cost of more

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WHYY-TV Adds Broadcast Pix Granites to Control Room, Training Facility

Billerica, Massachusetts – PBS member station WHYY-TV in Philadelphia (DMA #4) has installed Broadcast Pix™ Granite™ live video production systems in two control rooms. Earlier this year, WHYY added a Granite 5000 when it converted the control room in its Content Production Center (CPC) into a flexible, multimedia resource for live production and more. A Granite 1000 is also at the heart of the Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons, an 8,000-square-foot interactive learning environment that opened last summer.

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“We are delighted with both of our Granite systems,? said Bill Weber, vice president and CTO for WHYY Public Media. “They give us plenty of bang for our buck and greatly reduced our equipment costs. Plus, Granite is a very stable, high quality production switcher, and provides the tools we need for sophisticated live multi-camera video programs and event productions.“

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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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