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JVC Unveils New Simulation Projector, Alternate Light Source at I/ITSEC 2013

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., will introduce its new DLA-2400ZG projector with e-shift technology and demonstrate an alternate light source for projectors at I/ITSEC 2013 (Booth 1419), which runs Dec. 2-5 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

The DLA-VS2400ZG delivers a 5.1 megapixel equivalent image via JVC’s proprietary e-shift technology, along with 18,000:1 native contrast ratio and a minimum of 900 ANSI lumens. It offers two HDMI inputs, as well as RS-232C and LAN connectivity for remote access and control, and its unique 120 Hz input interface means reduced image generator (IG) hardware requirements.

JVC will also showcase its newly developed alternate light source technology at I/ITSEC. Ideal for the simulation market, it preserves the native contrast ratio and dynamic range of images, with no restrictions on mounting orientation. Plus, it provides years of operation with reduced maintenance requirements.

“JVC continues to explore new technologies to improve images and performance,” said John Havens, marketing manager, JVC Visual Systems Division. “Our engineers are addressing the growing demand for a different type of illumination in future projects, which provides a more efficient light source without sacrificing image quality.”

The DLA-2400ZG is available now and includes a 2x zoom lens with manual focus and lens shift. The new projector is also available without a lens (DLA-VS2400G).

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY

Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, with West Coast operations in Long Beach, California, JVC Professional Products Company is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation. JVC is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video and audio equipment, D-ILA front projection systems, and Super LoLux HD video security products. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800) 582-5825.

FOR-A Named North American Distributor of Fujitsu IP Series Video Encoders and Decoders

Cypress, CA – FOR-A announces that it has become a distributor of Fujitsu’s high-performance encoders and decoders in North America. Used by top North American broadcasters, the Fujitsu IP series of H.264 video encoders and decoders became available for purchase through FOR-A on October 1, 2013.

“FOR-A is proud to partner with Fujitsu to offer their well respected encoder and decoder solutions in North America,” said Hiro Tanoue, President of FOR-A Corporation of America.

The Fujitsu IP series of video encoders and decoders use advanced MPEG-4 AVC technology encoding, known as H.264, to perform real-time transmission of HDTV at low bit rates over DVB and broadband IP networks. Employing the latest compression tools and image processing algorithms to provide best-in-class video fidelity, Fujitsu IP-920 encoder/decoder equipment is capable of operating at less than 99ms back-to-back latency. With robust error correction using Fujitsu proprietary technologies, broadcast quality video can be sent over public Internet connections. The compact solutions are ideal for HD/SD content delivery use in broadcast, enterprise and government applications.

Models available for sale through FOR-A include the Fujitsu IP-920 and the award-winning IP-9500 HD/SD video encoder/decoder. Both solutions feature robust error correction, a low latency mode, real-time transmission, and high-fidelity HDTV/SDTV video.

About FOR-A

FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A’s product line, call 714-894-3311 or visit our web site at www.for-a.com.

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International Datacasting Corporation Announces New Executives, Restructures Sales Team to Support Emerging Market Growth Opportunities

Ottawa, ON – International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC) (“IDC” or the “Company”) announced today the appointment of new executives to key Company functions. The changes include a new Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Products, as well as a restructuring of IDC’s global Sales force. The restructuring will increase IDC’s responsiveness to opportunities in rapidly-growing emerging markets and position the Company for increased success in those markets.

Steven Archambault, IDC’s new CFO, is a seasoned finance executive with over 15 years experience in financial reporting and accounting, internal controls, treasury, corporate income taxes, and financial system implementations. Archambault has served as IDC’s Director of Finance and Treasury since 2012, and is highly knowledgeable regarding the Company’s operations. At IDC, he has led the introduction of new systems for budgeting and financial planning, and has worked with the management team to develop innovative commercial offers for customers. Archambault’s experience includes service at Ernst & Young LLP as an audit manager, and more recently senior finance roles with a NYSE-listed reinsurance company. He is a Chartered Accountant in Canada and a Certified Public Accountant (Illinois) in the United States, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree from the University of Ottawa. Archambault will continue to be located in Ottawa and his new role is effective immediately.

IDC’s outgoing CFO, Rick Clements, will continue at IDC until January 31, 2014 in order to support a smooth transition of responsibilities. Clements will also be available to IDC on a consulting basis after his departure to provide support as required.

Graham McBride, Chairman of IDC’s Audit Committee, stated “Steven Archambault is an excellent choice as our new CFO, and the Board of Directors has full confidence that he’ll lead the finance function in an exemplary way. We look forward to working closely with him.”

Steeve Huin, IDC’s new Vice President of Products, joins IDC from Irdeto. Huin has extensive experience in software engineering, architecture, product management, and product marketing. Most recently, he was Irdeto’s Senior Product Director, where he held responsibility for Conditional Access, overseeing a global product line serving industry leading Pay TV Operators and Broadcasters. Huin has led the introduction of innovative new products, including a highly successful software security solution for broadcast networks. He holds a Software Engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electronique, Informatique et de Radiocommunications in Bordeaux, France and has lived and worked in France, the Netherlands, the USA, and China.

Walter Capitani, previously IDC’s VP of Product Management, has been named Vice President of Marketing. Capitani’s new responsibilities include strategic marketing, business development, and marketing communications. He recently coordinated a full review of IDC’s strategy and product lines, and will lead the development of industry partnerships and strategic relationships. He will also assist the CEO and IDC’s Board of Directors in evaluating potential opportunities for non-organic growth by IDC.

Commenting on the appointments, Doug Lowther, President and CEO of IDC stated, “I’d like to congratulate Steven Archambault and Steeve Huin on joining IDC’s executive team, as well as Walter Capitani on his new role. I’ve worked closely with each of them, and believe they will contribute substantially to the progress of IDC. The combination of Steven, Walter and Steeve in their respective roles will enable IDC to simultaneously maintain a strong focus on both strategy and execution. At the same time, I’d like to commend Rick Clements on his substantial contributions as IDC’s CFO and to personally thank him for his support throughout the selection and transition process.”

New Sales Organization targets Emerging Market growth

IDC also announces the reorganization of its global Sales force. IDC’s Sales teams will be structured on a regional basis, allowing increased delegation of authority, faster decision making, and more effective interactions with customers, partners, and resellers. The new organization will place more emphasis on fast-growing emerging markets, which offer strong opportunities to IDC.

The executives responsible for each sales region will be as follows:

Peter Neuman, Regional Director, Americas. Neuman recently joined IDC from Hansen Technologies, where he was head of Sales for the Pay TV business segment. He has also served at industry-leading companies such as Irdeto, Liberty Global, DirecTV, and Hughes Communications. Neuman will oversee IDC’s business in the Americas and lead efforts to expand IDC’s presence in Latin America.

Berry Eskes, Regional Director, EMEA North. Eskes joined IDC in 2005 with the Company’s acquisition of PROFLine, where he was Director of Sales, and has led the Company in winning several major network deployments in recent years. In addition to driving IDC’s sales in Northern and Eastern Europe, he will focus on developing markets and acquiring new customers in the Middle East, Russia, and the former CIS countries.

Berend Blokzijl, Regional Director, EMEA South. Blokzijl joined IDC in 2008, and has driven strategic sales of products such as Digital Cinema across Europe. He was previously International Sales Manager at Xantic where he built a distribution network in Southern Europe and Africa, and while based in the UK he also developed channel sales in Western Europe. At Novell Netherlands, he re-built and substantially increased service revenues. He will lead IDC’s sales in Western and Southern Europe, and in addition will focus on acquiring new customers in the rapidly growing African market.

Doug Pierce, Regional Director, Asia-Pacific. Pierce recently joined IDC from httv, a French supplier of Digital TV technology and solutions, where he held sales responsibility for Asia-Pacific. His previous roles included VP and General Manager of Asia-Pacific at Advanced Digital Broadcast, as well as several roles in both Asia and the USA at Texas Instruments. Doug will develop IDC’s direct and distribution sales capabilities across all of Asia-Pacific.

Virginia Lee Williams, previous VP of Global Sales, has decided to pursue opportunities outside of IDC. Doug Lowther will serve as Interim VP of Global Sales in addition to his other responsibilities as President and CEO.

Commenting on the new Sales organization, Doug Lowther stated, “Our new regional structure will help IDC build even closer relationships with our customers, as well as increase focus on rapidly-growing emerging markets. These markets currently represent about 20% of IDC’s sales, and our objective is to increase this substantially. All four regional directors have extensive experience and deep relationships in their territories, and each will play a key role in developing new markets for IDC’s products and solutions. I’d also like to thank Virginia Lee Williams for her service to IDC and wish her well in her future endeavors.”

Upcoming Shareholder Communications

The Board of Directors will be reviewing IDC’s strategy and business plan in December, and the Company plans to update shareholders on the results of that work before the start of the new financial year. The update will focus on plans currently being developed to improve performance in product quality, new product introduction, and closure rate for sales opportunities.

Third Quarter Results

IDC will release its quarterly results for the period ending October 31, 2013 at 5:00 PM ET on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. This release will be followed by a management conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, to discuss the results. Doug Lowther invites all interested parties to participate in the conference call.

Conference Call Details:

CONFERENCE DATE: Wednesday, December 11, 2013

CONFERENCE TIME: 8:30 a.m. ET

DIAL-IN NUMBERS: 613-233-1979 / 888-789-9572

PARTICIPANT CODE: 6142941

WEBCAST: A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available at the following link: http://www.gowebcasting.com/5135. This webcast will be archived here for 365 days. Please connect to the website at least 15 minutes prior to the conference call to ensure adequate time for any software download that may be needed to access the webcast.

About International Datacasting Corporation:

International Datacasting Corporation (TSX: IDC) is a global leader in digital content distribution for the world’s premiere broadcasters in radio, television, data and digital cinema. IDC offers a broad portfolio of advanced solutions including the STAR Pro AudioTM Solution, LASERTM Targeted Ad Insertion Platform, and the Digital TattooTM DTH Over IP Gateway. The Company’s products and solutions are in demand for radio and television networks, targeted ad insertion, digital cinema, 3D live events, satellite newsgathering, sports contribution, VOD, and IPTV. IDC is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with regional offices in Arnhem, the Netherlands and in San Diego, California. The Company has installations in over 100 countries and service offices in Thailand and Singapore, and an international network of value-added partners and resellers. For more information visit: www.datacast.com.

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KIRO-TV Travels to Panama Canal for ENG Shoot with Zylight F8 LED Fresnel

LOS ANGELES – When the multi-billion dollar expansion of the Panama Canal is complete in 2015, larger ships will be able to go through the waterway and potentially bypass Seattle and other West Coast ports. As part of a larger story about the expansion’s potential local economic impact that aired on Nov. 20, KIRO-TV, the Cox Media Group-owned CBS affiliate for Seattle-Tacoma (DMA #12), sent a news team to tour the Panama Canal and talk with shipping industry professionals from the region.

Terry Griffin, bureau chief photojournalist, left his heavier, more expensive HMI lights at the station and instead packed the Zylight F8 LED Fresnel. The lightweight F8 collapses to less than four inches thick for easy transport and storage, which was helpful during the international trip in early October.

“Traveling 4,000 miles hauling gear can be both cumbersome and expensive,” Griffin explained. “A nine-pound light in my suitcase versus a 20-pound light in an additional checked bag saved excess baggage to keep track of – or lose – plus weight and fees.”

According to Griffin, using the F8 avoided several problems on location, including a lack of power outlets that would have rendered his AC-only HMI lights useless. “There was zero AC power available to us on the massive canal construction zone for our interview,” he said. “Using my 90-watt Anton/Bauer camera battery to power the F8 at 100 percent gave me an hour and six minutes of beautiful 5600K light. Having to only take one battery type charger for both light and camera was a huge bonus.”

Griffin was “incredibly pleased” with the F8, particularly when dealing with the harsh lighting from the midday equatorial sun. “The F8 was the perfect fill light to the noonday sun key light at the equator,” he said. “Zero heat, zero cables – the F8 solved my lighting dilemma with added bonuses. It’s a great tool in the ENG/EFP kit for any TV photojournalist.”

Available in daylight (5600K) or tungsten (3200K), the F8 maintains single shadow traditional Fresnel beam shaping through an eight-inch SCHOTT glass lens, and offers a patented focusing system for spot and flood operations. With a CRI (color rendering index) of up to 97 or better, the fully dimmable F8 offers and adjustable beam spread (16-70 degrees) for even coverage for widescreen productions. Its LED engine with quantum dot technology draws only 95 watts, but has close to the light output of a traditional 1000-watt Fresnel.

ABOUT ZYLIGHT LLC

Founded in 2003, Zylight LLC is the leading manufacturer of intelligent LED lighting instruments for the film and video production industry. Every model in its easy-to-use lighting system produces fully calibrated bright white light, while some also provide a spectrum of adjustable colors without gels. Full wireless control and DMX integration are included, and AC or DC power options are available. The Zylight state-of-the-art LED system is truly the most unique and flexible lighting system on the market today. With more than 50 dealers worldwide, Zylight continues to develop innovative LED lighting solutions to help make your job easier. More Than Bright – Zylight. Find out more at www.zylight.com.

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PESA Hires Bin as Marketing and Sales Manager for China

Huntsville, Alabama – PESA, a leading U.S.-based custom design and manufacturing company for professional audio and video signal distribution, today announced Lou Li Bin has joined the company as marketing and sales manager for the company’s Beijing office, effective Oct. 18. He is responsible for sales and marketing efforts for the company’s product lines in China, and will also provide support for regional trade shows and conferences.

A graduate of Beijing Broadcast Institute, Bin has worked in the broadcast industry for more than 20 years. Most recently, he served as vice president at VTRON Technology, where he helped the company land its first business deal with China broadcasters. He has also handled marketing and sales for Miranda, Grass Valley, and Sony in China.

“We are very pleased to welcome Li to PESA,” said John T. Wright, PESA senior vice president, sales and business development. “With his industry knowledge and channel partner relationships, we are confident he will be able to increase sales across China.”

Bin is based in PESA’s Beijing office. Contact him at +86-1380-126-2787 or via e-mail at libin@pesa.com.

About PESA

As a leading provider of audio/video (A/V) Baseband and IP connectivity products, PESA offers a wide selection of multi-path streaming products, routing switchers, matrix switchers, extenders, converters, media extenders, and signal processing gear to support government, military, industrial, commercial, medical, broadcast, and mobile truck applications. From large to small-scale A/V routing and extender products to multiple IP streaming appliances, PESA offers a diverse suite of AV products, all of which are supported by 24/7 technical support. PESA is located in Huntsville, Ala., with regional sales offices throughout North America and China. Our cost effective solutions are available around the world through our industry leading team of Channel Partners offering local support and installation. All products mentioned herein are trademarked property. Learn more about us at www.pesa.com and www.pesaxstream.com. Follow us on Twitter: @PESA_ONLINE.

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CRP MEDIOS Y ENTRETENIMIENTO SAC Radio Upgrades Key Broadcast Equipment with IDC’s STAR Pro Audio Solution

Ottawa, ON – In a strategic move to bring the most comprehensive radio options to over 30 million Peruvian listeners, International Datacasting Corporation (TSX: IDC) is pleased to announce that CRP MEDIOS Y ENTRETENIMIENTO SAC will upgrade its network across Peru using IDC’s STAR Pro AudioTM Receivers. IDC’s STAR system offers a technological leap forward by saving up to 60% in satellite bandwidth costs. STAR is the modern replacement for IDC’s market-leading ABR professional audio system, which is still being used to deliver content to tens of thousands of transmitter sites across the world.

CRP MEDIOS Y ENTRETENIMIENTO SAC is a long-term IDC customer, and offers a wide variety of targeted music stations, as well as the ability to advertise locally in major cities. These highly popular stations enjoy a diverse audience who tune in daily for entertainment that reflects a contemporary Latin American market. CRP MEDIOS Y ENTRETENIMIENTO SAC plans to deploy IDC’s STAR in a multi-phase approach that will work in tandem with the ABR platform until all systems are in place, allowing for a seamless transition.

“Yet again, IDC brings an exciting new solution to our family of stations that not only translates to savings for CRP MEDIOS Y ENTRETENIMIENTO SAC, but also enables growth. As a result of our experience with IDC, we know the technology and the quality of the equipment will give us outstanding performance,” said Manual Soto, COO for CRP MEDIOS Y ENTRETENIMIENTO SAC. “With IDC, we appreciate knowing that we will always have the best technology and service available for many years to come.”

The STAR Pro Audio Receivers are the latest example of IDC’s 20-year commitment to engineer long lasting, highly reliable audio receiver products that support the customer’s satellite distribution needs well in to the future. Its range is designed specifically for the distribution of audio programming over satellite, IP and ASI radio broadcasting networks. This efficient and reliable infrastructure supports the mission of IDC to deliver the highest broadcast quality as well as outstanding value for its customers.

“Our long-standing relationship with CRP MEDIOS Y ENTRETENIMIENTO SAC truly reflects our dedication to the advancement of the radio industry in Latin America,” said Doug Lowther, President and CEO of IDC. “We are confident that the STAR solution will provide an excellent upgrade that streamlines services, while lowering costs for CRP MEDIOS Y ENTRETENIMIENTO SAC.”

About International Datacasting Corporation:

International Datacasting Corporation (TSX: IDC) is a global leader in digital content distribution for the world’s premiere broadcasters in radio, television, data and digital cinema. IDC offers a broad portfolio of advanced solutions including the STAR Pro AudioTM Solution, LASERTM Targeted Ad Insertion Platform, and the Digital TattooTM DTH Over IP Gateway. The company’s products and solutions are in demand for radio and television networks, targeted ad insertion, digital cinema, 3D live events, satellite newsgathering, sports contribution, VOD, and IPTV. IDC is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with regional offices in Arnhem, the Netherlands and in San Diego, California. The company has installations in over 100 countries and service offices in Thailand and Singapore, and an international network of value-added partners and resellers. For more information visit: www.datacast.com.

About CRP MEDIOS Y ENTRETENIMIENTO SAC :

Founded over 44 years ago, CRP MEDIOS Y ENTRETENIMIENTO SAC is a market leader in radio communications specializing in the production, operation and sales of advertising space in Peru, with nine different radio formats (AM/FM), five of which are transmitted nationwide to over 120 stations across Peru.

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Zylight to Show New F8 LED Fresnel at GV Expo

LOS ANGELES – Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, will demonstrate its new F8 LED Fresnel at Government Video Expo 2013, which runs Dec. 4-5 in Washington, D.C. (Booth 838). While the F8 draws only 100 watts, it has close to the light output of a traditional 1000-watt Fresnel. Plus, it collapses to less than four inches thick for easy transport and storage.

“The F8 LED Fresnel is a great choice for government agencies that need to update their studio lighting grids, because it is much more energy efficient than traditional Fresnels and generates almost no heat,” said Charlie Collias, senior vice president, worldwide sales. “It’s also a great light on location because it’s water resistant, easy to transport, and you can plug it in or power it with a camera battery.”

Available in tungsten (3200K) or daylight (5600K) versions, the fully dimmable F8 maintains single shadow traditional Fresnel beam shaping. Equipped with an eight-inch SCHOTT glass lens, it features a patented focusing system for spot and flood operations. With a CRI (color rendering index) of 97 or better, its beam spread is adjustable between 16-70 degrees for even coverage for widescreen productions.

Like other Zylight models, the F8 is equipped with ZyLink wireless technology, which makes it easy to link multiple Zylights for simultaneous remote control. The F8 ships with barn doors and yoke mount, but additional accessories are available separately.

Zylight will also demonstrate its IS3c LED light, an updated version of its acclaimed IS3 large panel cyclorama and beauty light, at GV Expo. Now shipping with a custom soft box produced exclusively by Chimera, the fully dimmable IS3c is a wide, high-output soft light with built-in controls for adjusting color temperature, color correction, and Zylight’s Color Mode, which produces millions of colors without gels or filters.

ABOUT ZYLIGHT LLC

Founded in 2003, Zylight LLC is the leading manufacturer of intelligent LED lighting instruments for the film and video production industry. Every model in its easy-to-use lighting system produces fully calibrated bright white light, while some also provide a spectrum of adjustable colors without gels. Full wireless control and DMX integration are included, and AC or DC power options are available. The Zylight state-of-the-art LED system is truly the most unique and flexible lighting system on the market today. With more than 50 dealers worldwide, Zylight continues to develop innovative LED lighting solutions to help make your job easier. More Than Bright – Zylight. Find out more at www.zylight.com.

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FOR-A to Exhibit at Upcoming Government Video Expo

Cypress, CA – FOR-A will demo several products at next month’s Government Video Expo, which takes place December 3-5 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The company will exhibit in booth #807 and show switcher, multi-viewer, video stabilizer and video clip server
technology.

“Government Video Expo is a premiere event that brings video production and broadcast equipment suppliers together with key decision makers in government technology,” said Jay Shinn, Northeast Account Manager at FOR-A. “FOR-A offers several solutions that are ideal for government applications, and the show is a good opportunity to showcase our technology specifically to this market.”

FOR-A will demonstrate its popular video production switchers, including the
HVS-XT110 HD/SD portable video switcher. The latest in the company’s popular line of HVS Series switchers, the HVS-XT110 features a compact, integrated design and comes standard with 12 HD/SD-SDI inputs and eight outputs, and enables nine outputs, including one HDMI output, to be freely assigned.

Another production switcher in FOR-A’s booth will be the compact, cost-effective HVS-390HS. The switcher comes standard with 16 HD/SD-SDI inputs, eight outputs plus an HDMI output. With the addition of optional input/output boards, the system expands to 24 inputs and 13 outputs. FOR-A recently introduced new switcher features that take mix effects (M/E) technology to the next level and upgrade the AUX bus system to perform with powerful M/E functionality.

FOR-A will also have the IVS-710HS HD/SD video stabilizer on hand. The high-performance, compact video processing solution corrects unwanted camera movement and vibrations while maintaining camera pan and tilt movement.

Additionally, FOR-A will show its MV-1620HS HD/SD high resolution multi-viewer. The cost-effective unit features PC-based software that enables users to easily create screen layout, embedded audio level display for up to 16 channels per input, and title display of up to 16 characters per input. The layout memory of the MV-1620HS is capable of saving up to 16 layout patterns in the main unit, which can be selected directly from the front panel.

The MBP-100SX video clip server will also be showcased at Government Video Expo. The reliable solution records and plays MXF files and can be used in a variety of applications, including ingest, playback, and even program playout using a playout system.

About FOR-A

FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A’s product line, call 714-894-3311 or visit our web site at www.for-a.com.

JVC Offers 4K Display Solutions, ProHD Camera Line at GV Expo

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., will display its ProHD line of studio and ENG cameras and accessories, as well as its Vérité professional monitors and Blu-ray recorders, at Government Video Expo 2013 (Booth 609), which runs Dec. 4-5 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Among its field, studio, and public display monitor choices, JVC will highlight its new PS-840UD Professional Series ProVérité 4K 84-inch LCD monitor. It offers native screen resolution of 3840×2160 – four times the resolution of full HD – as well as 60p input and display capability for high-speed content such as sports. Built for rigorous commercial use and housed in a slim bezel with a 178-degree viewing angle, the edge-lit LED illuminated PS-840UD features an IPS LCD panel with 120Hz refresh rate and 10-bit color depth, audio I/O for the built-in 15W speaker, and table base.

“We’re looking forward to showing our affordable 84-inch 4K LCD displays at GV Expo. They are ideal for command and control centers, video production control rooms, even high-end conference rooms,” Dave Walton, assistant vice president of marketing and communications, JVC Professional Products. “With four times the resolution of HD monitors, they are particularly effective for multi-view applications where clarity of the image is mission critical.”

JVC’s GY-HM650 handheld camera can transmit footage to a broadcast facility in real time when equipped with a Verizon 4G LTE modem, which connects directly to the camera via USB, or when used with a Verizon 4G Mobile Hotspot. The camera leverages JVC’s exclusive dual codec design, as well as built-in FTP and Wi-Fi connectivity, to allow live transmission or file transfers in the background as shooters continue to record full HD files to SDHC or SDXC memory cards. The GY-HM650 supports live video streaming of 1080i, 720p, and lower Web-friendly resolutions at various bit rates to adapt to network conditions.

A built-in Fujinon wide angle 23x zoom lens includes manual focus, servo zoom, and iris rings, plus three ND filters and a removable hood. Audio features include a built-in stereo microphone to capture natural sound on location, two XLR inputs with phantom power, shotgun mic holder, headphone jack, and separate input for a wireless mic receiver. The GY-HM650 records HD or SD footage in multiple file formats, including native XDCAM EX™ (.MP4), Final Cut Pro™ (.MOV), and AVCHD, as well as .MXF files that support rich descriptive metadata optimized for asset management.

“The live HD transmission functionality of our GY-HM650 camera is already helping broadcast stations improve their field reporting while saving them money,” Walton added. “There are several government agencies that could benefit from this technology as well.”

For professional duplication and disc authoring, JVC will showcase its SR-HD2500US combo deck. With its built-in Blu-ray recorder and 500 GB hard drive, the unit provides easy Blu-ray and DVD duplication and disc authoring without a PC. It also includes an HD/SD-SDI input, which allows it to connect to most professional production switchers and provide direct recording of a live signal to Blu-ray disc. USB and i.Link (IEEE-1394) ports, SDHC card slot, and composite and S-Video inputs provide compatibility with a wide variety of digital sources and legacy devices.

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY

Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, with West Coast operations in Long Beach, California, JVC Professional Products Company is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation. JVC is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video and audio equipment, D-ILA front projection systems, and Super LoLux HD video security products. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800) 582-5825.

PESA Xstream Multi-Path IP Streaming Appliance Among PESA Product Highlights at GV Expo

Huntsville, Alabama – PESA, a leading U.S.-based custom design and manufacturing company for professional audio and video signal distribution, will showcase the PESA Xstream multi-path IP streaming appliance at Government Video Expo 2013 (Booth 719), which runs Dec. 4-5 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The company will also showcase its new easyPORT™ modules for HDMI transport, Vidblox 2K DVI dual link extenders, and 4K routing switcher.

In addition, retired Col. John T. Wright, PESA senior vice president, sales and business development, will present “Unified Capabilities Requirements – Video Distribution Systems in DoD Environments” as part of the Pro Media Conference at GV Expo on Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. “The UCR is in place so Department of Defense agencies can equip with confidence, knowing that products have been tested and approved by the Joint Interoperability Test Command,” he explained. “My session will provide a basic understanding of the process, as well as some helpful hints for properly preparing a technical scope of work.”

PESA Xstream simultaneously encodes up to five independent video sources and eight audio sources concurrently from live or recorded video for multi-path H.264 IP distribution over six independent video streams – with no sync or latency issues. Housed in a compact, 1 RU form factor, it provides a cost effective, comprehensive package for digital media capture, processing, distribution, and storage. Upgrades for Q1 2014 include on-board storage as well as a USB 2.0 communications interface.

“With its synchronized, high-quality video and audio and a low cost per stream, PESA Xstream has caught the attention of government agencies and a number of other vertical markets,” Wright said. “PESA Xstream is already part of VIQ Infinit, a digital media capture and management platform from VIQ Solutions for court systems, and we are working with developers who are tailoring the user experience for other specific applications.”

PESA Xstream captures H.264 IP camera streams, NTSC/PAL or SDI video up to 1080p resolution, stored video content, and even computer-based content such as PowerPoint slides or medical patient vital signs, then prepares high-bandwidth MPEG-4/H.264 broadcast streams for enterprise distribution and archive. When multiple sources are captured simultaneously, the streams remain associated and synchronized during the event.

With five individually addressable video outputs as well as an integrated quad-view output, PESA Xstream allows operators to stream live content over IP while simultaneously transmitting live digital content to a quad-view display and/or full screen display. PESA Xstream can also synchronize discrete audio inputs to discrete video inputs, and offers adjustable audio delay. An intuitive Web browser management and control interface provides complete remote capabilities, which can eliminate the need for on-site personnel to stream content to a production facility.

Four new easyPORT™ compact switching throw-down boxes make it easy to integrate HDMI sources into video transport. The EASY-2HX4B distributes or switches two HDMI inputs to four independent SDI video sources, simplifying cable and power management at the desktop when you need to convert two HDMI inputs to share across multiple SD/HD or 3G-SDI video transports. The EASY-4BX2H companion module offers flexibility at the studio workstation, where up to four SDI video input feeds can be converted and switched to two different HDMI video displays. Offered with coaxial 75 Ohm connections, the EASY-2HX4B and EASY-4BX2H can be extended up to 80m, while the EASY-2HX4F and EASY-4FX2H fiber versions with standard LC-type SFP pluggable modules support distances up to 600m over multi-mode or 10km over single-mode fiber.

PESA’s new series of Vidblox 2K DVI dual link extenders are ideal for the distribution of ultra high-resolution graphics used in production studios, command and control rooms, and geospatial imaging centers. The modules transport 2K video (up to 2560×1600@60Hz) over coax and/or fiber to or from serial digital equipment, with analog stereo embedded in the video transport. On the local TX module, a looping DVI-D output allows quick monitoring status to check video content and image quality. Vidblox 2K modules can be combined with PESA’s full line of 3G-SDI routing switchers for 2K distribution and switching systems up to 288×288, and each Vidblox 2K can be networked for remote control using PESA’s Cattrax network control software.

Designed to support the emerging 4K/UHDTV marketplace, the new Cheetah 4K 16×16 routing switcher features hot swappable matrix and I/O cards, as well as internal power and control, which virtually eliminates the need for additional power and external cabling. Plus, redundant power and control modules can be added within the 4 RU frame. The router is controlled through traditional RS-232/422 or Ethernet connections, and its built-in SNMP MIB simplifies integration to third-party network system management software. The router can be configured and controlled via PESA’s intuitive Cattrax network GUI or optional Cattrax Web network server software using PESA’s powerful PERC2000 or PERC3000 system controller hardware.

Each Cheetah I/O card includes four SC-style fiber CWDM connections carrying up to 12 Gbps (4xSDI) for each input or output port. To complete the end-to-end 4K system, an outboard easyPORT module converts the signals from each CWDM port on the router back to conventional HD/3G-SDI video lines. With the built-in crosspoint switch circuit on each easyPORT module, users can also send four independent SD/HD/3G-SDI signals over a single wire interface, which saves valuable cabling space, and can extend coax I/O more than 80m using the built-in equalizing and reclocking circuits in each easyPORT module.

About PESA

As a leading provider of audio/video (A/V) Baseband and IP connectivity products, PESA offers a wide selection of multi-path streaming products, routing switchers, matrix switchers, extenders, converters, media extenders, and signal processing gear to support government, military, industrial, commercial, medical, broadcast, and mobile truck applications. From large to small-scale A/V routing and extender products to multiple IP streaming appliances, PESA offers a diverse suite of AV products, all of which are supported by 24/7 technical support. PESA is located in Huntsville, Ala., with regional sales offices throughout North America and China. Our cost effective solutions are available around the world through our industry leading team of Channel Partners offering local support and installation. All products mentioned herein are trademarked property. Learn more about us at www.pesa.com and www.pesaxstream.com. Follow us on Twitter: @PESA_ONLINE.

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