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CHILEVISION PURCHASE OF FOUR HVS-300HS HD/SD SWITCHERS MARKS YEAR OF STRONG FOR-A SALES IN CHILEAN MARKET

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MIAMI, FL – FOR-A Latin America, Inc., a division of FOR-A Corporation, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, has shown great success in the Chilean market over the past 12 months. Starting with its partnership with VideoMedia over a year ago, FOR-A has become an integral part of Chilevision, as well as other production companies and educational facilities, with a number of video switcher sales. more

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Portugal’s Impresa Group Chooses Vizrt’s Online Suite

Norway, Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ)

Vizrt, a leading provider of content production tools for the digital media industry, announced today that the company has been chosen by IMPRESA Group, Portugal’s largest media group, to supply an Online Suite for its Multimedia Strategy.

Impresa has chosen a number of Vizrt applications that cover all aspects of today’s content management workflow, including several Escenic, MAM and Adactus products. more

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City of Lakeville, Minnesota Streamlines Workflow with Broadcast Pix Slate 1000

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Lakeville video production specialists Tim Klausler (left) and Jim Schiffman show off the city’s new Broadcast Pix Slate 1000 integrated production system, which is used to produce live video coverage of official meetings and more.

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced that the City of Lakeville, Minn., is using the Broadcast Pix Slate™ 1000 integrated production system to produce live video telecasts of its City Council and Planning Commission meetings, as well as in-house presentations, town forums, and community-related interview shows. The meetings are broadcast live and frequently repeated on the city’s government access cable channel through Charter Communications. Meetings and other programs are also available on demand on the city’s Web site, www.lakeville.mn.gov. more

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Hitachi and Tekskil Provide Full HD Robotics System to WEEK-DT

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Peoria, IL – Tekskil Industries and Hitachi Kokusai have teamed up to give Central Illinois television station, WEEK-DT, a winning combination for their new robotic camera systems.

Many broadcast studios are realizing the benefits of prompter-mounted Robotic Camera systems. By staging Hitachi’s HV-HD30 camera, Tekskil’s 15R-DBC prompter and Eagle’s PT-250 Pan & Tilt, WEEK has a full HDTV robotics system with excellent performance at modest expenditure. Fred Roe, Chief Engineer of WEEK, says “We had a limited budget and the combination of Hitachi and Tekskil products met our performance criteria and came in under budget.? more

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Broadcast Pix Powers ‘American Idol’ Contestant Hometown Live Event

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The Village of Mount Prospect built a temporary control room based around its Broadcast Pix Slate 1000 video production system to produce a live event for the American Idol finale. An estimated 5,000 people attended the event.

Village of Mount Prospect Uses Its New Slate 1000 for Finale Viewing Party

(Billerica, Massachusetts) – Usually, the Television Services Department of the Village of Mount Prospect, Ill. (MPTV), uses its Broadcast Pix™ Slate 1000 video production system to produce live coverage of village board meetings and other local programming. But on May 26, 2010, the system became the cornerstone of a live American Idol finale viewing party on the Village Green outside Village Hall, where an estimated 5,000 people came to watch hometown hero Lee DeWyze win the competition. more

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Broadcast Pix Granite HD Video Production System To Be Featured at BroadcastAsia 2010, KOBA 2010

Regional Partners Will Also Showcase Slate Portable, iPixPanel App for Apple iPad

(Billerica, Massachusetts) Regional partners will showcase three new Broadcast Pix™ products at BroadcastAsia 2010 at the Singapore Expo in Singapore, 15-18 June. Systems integrator Gencom Technology Limited (Booth #7N3-01) will showcase Granite™, the new flagship line of live HD video production systems. Media Architects Pte. Ltd. (Booth 8E3-06) will highlight Slate Portable, which provides the productivity of a control room in a briefcase-sized package, and the iPixPanel application, which allows an Apple iPad to control any Broadcast Pix video production system. more

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GOLF CHANNEL SIMPLIFIES PAL SIGNAL CONVERSION WITH FOR-A FRC-7000

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Fort Lee, N.J. – Golf Channel recently acquired two FOR-A FRC-7000 HD Frame Rate Converters for its facility in Orlando, Fla. The two units will be used to convert all of its PAL production feeds from Europe and Asia.

“Previously, our frame rate conversion was done by a third party. We decided to streamline the process and perform in-house frame rate conversion of PAL signals,? said Ken Botelho, Golf Channel senior director of engineering. “Now that we control the quality of that signal in-house, it saves time – and that saves money.? more

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Vizrt Included in NRK Production of Eurovision Song Contest Finale

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Bergen, Norway, Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ)

Considered the world’s largest non-sport television production, the Eurovision Song Contest Finale is being broadcast live from the Telenor Arena, in Oslo, Norway during several dates in late May. Started in 1956, the contest has since grown to include two live semi-finals, which are held on the 25th and the 27th of May. NRK, the national public broadcaster of Norway (the winning country in 2009), is the host broadcaster this year. The final broadcast consists of entries from 25 countries. The host nation is pre-qualified for the final, along with the UK, Spain, France and Germany, and the 20 qualifiers from the two Semi-Finals, leading up to the Grand Finale held on May 29th. more

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HITACHI KOKUSAI TO DEMO RANGE OF TECHNOLOGIES AT UPCOMING INFOCOMM SHOW

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WOODBURY, New York – Hitachi Kokusai Electronic America, Ltd., a leading provider of affordable, high performance cameras, will exhibit several broadcast and professional camera products at this year’s Infocomm in Las Vegas, along with the Hitachi Digital Media Division (Infocomm Booth Number C5056.) Exhibits at the show run from June 9th to 11th. more

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Broadcast Pix To Demonstrate Granite HD Video Production System at InfoComm 2010

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Other New Products Include Slate Portable, iPixPanel App for Apple iPad

(Billerica, Massachusetts) – Broadcast Pix™ will showcase three new products at InfoComm 2010 in Las Vegas, Nev., June 9-11 (Booth N2662). Granite™, the company’s new flagship product line, is an HD, 1080p-ready live video production system. The iPixPanel application allows an Apple iPad to control any Broadcast Pix video production system, while Slate Portable provides the productivity of a control room in a briefcase-sized package. more

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