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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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ADVANCED BROADCAST SOLUTIONS SPONSORS ‘ROAD BANDIT’ ONLINE TRAVEL SERIES

SEATAC, WA — In April 2008, Randy Primm left his lucrative freelance video business in Seattle and began a personal adventure exploring the country in a second-hand RV. A year later, he established the Road Bandit Web site (www.roadbandit.com) to share blog entries about life on the road. Now, premier systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) is serving as a technology sponsor for Road Bandit, which began posting an original video series to the site in March.

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Advanced Broadcast Solutions is serving as a technology sponsor for www.roadbandit.com, a Web site established by Randy Primm (pictured) that began posting an original video travel series in March of this year.

“It’s an interactive travel show, exploring what the country has to offer,? said Primm, who also serves as host and handles most of more

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Sky Italia chooses T-VIPS IP Video Transport Solutions for Next Generation IP Contribution Network

T-VIPS supplies TVG425 ASI to IP and TVG450 JPEG2000 Gateways to provide Sky Italia with the flexibility to contribute MPEG Transport Streams and visually lossless JPEG2000 video over IP

Oslo, Norway – T-VIPS, a global leader in professional video contribution and distribution solutions, today announced that its TVG425 MPEG Transport Stream and the TVG450 JPEG2000 Video Gateways have been selected to provide advanced video transport functionality for Sky Italia’s next generation contribution network. The T-VIPS Video Gateway suite is a flexible and cost-effective portfolio of products designed for real-time contribution and distribution of broadcast-quality video. The project has been delivered by T-VIPS valued business partner, CVE. The T-VIPS solutions are now integrated with the network, which will go live in the first half of 2011. This deployment, which connects Milan and Rome, is the first phase of a Sky Italia project to move to an advanced future-proofed all-IP video more

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MONTGOMERY COMMUNITY MEDIA UPGRADES TO HD FIELD PRODUCTION WITH JVC GY-HM700U PROHD CAMERAS

WAYNE, NJ – Montgomery Community Media (MCM), a nonprofit organization responsible for two PEG (Public, Education, and Government) channels serving Montgomery County, Md., has replaced its pool of DV-based EFP camcorders with five GY-HM700U and five GY-HM700UXT ProHD camcorders from JVC Professional Products Company. Three of the GY-HM700UXTs are tasked specifically for professional productions, while the other seven camcorders are used by volunteers who produce a variety of community-based programs.

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According to Pat Thorpe, network and technical manager, MCM began researching replacements for its seven aging JVC GY-DV500 camcorders more than three years ago. With an ever-changing crew of volunteers, including people who have never had formal video production training, he wanted professional cameras with “real? controls, instead of prosumer cameras that rely primarily on menu-based operation.

Thorpe said the GY-HM700U has a good mix of manual operational features more

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ADVANCED SYSTEMS GROUP PRESENTS ANIMATION & COMPOSITING TOOLS WORKSHOP

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, will present an Animation & Compositing Tools Workshop on Wednesday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the South San Francisco Conference Center at 255 South Airport Blvd. Focused on computer animation, compositing, and visual effects software, the free event will include in-depth product demonstrations and workshops, as well as free refreshments and prize raffles.

“This workshop will explore various creation software tools and offer advanced tips and tricks for animators,? said Dave Van Hoy, president of ASG. “It’s a unique opportunity to learn about modernized pipelines for improved workflows, as well as interact with the technology experts who provide the tools that empower today’s computer animation artists.?

Developed for animators, compositors, editors, modelers, riggers, and producers, the workshop will include a panel discussion from the Visual Effects Society more

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