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FOR-A HVS-300HS Switcher Gains High Level of Customer and Market Acceptance Since April Introduction

CYPRESS, CA, November 9, 2009 – Since making its U.S. debut at the 2009 NAB Show in April, the FOR-A HVS-300HS HD/SD multi-format portable video switcher has been embraced by a variety of video professionals in North America. More than 400 units are now in use worldwide and unit sales continue with strong growth in the U.S. and Canada. more

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HITACHI SK-HD1000 HD CAMERAS TO BE USED BY CANADA’S OLYMPIC BROADCAST MEDIA CONSORTIUM

WOODBURY, NEW YORK, November 09, 2009 – Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd., a leading provider of affordable, high performance cameras, today announced that Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium, the official Canadian broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, will use 39 new Hitachi SK-HD1000 multi-standard, multiformat studio/field cameras for its coverage of the Games. more

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New Viz Video Hub™ Version 2.0 Provides Archiving, NLE and Workflow Integration, Viz Link Video Asset Management

Bergen, Norway, November 9, 2009 Vizrt Ltd. (Frankfurt Prime Standard, Oslo Main List: VIZ)

Vizrt announces the introduction of the upgraded Version 2.0 of its Viz Video Hub plug-and-play asset management (MAM) system. Among other significant enhancements, Version 2.0 provides extended support for archiving through a Tape Robot feature. The Tape Robot support enables broadcasters to archive huge amounts of video assets directly within Viz Video Hub. And it can serve as a long-term storage solution because the Tape Robot hardware exchanges outdated tapes automatically. more

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PBS STATION KSMQ SELECTS THREE HITACHI SK-HD1000 HD CAMERAS TO PRODUCE STUDIO SHOWS FOR MINNESOTA AND IOWA VIEWERS

WOODBURY, NEW YORK, November 4, 2009 – Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd., a leading provider of affordable, high performance cameras, today announced that KSMQ—a PBS station in Austin, MN—has outfitted its main studio with three new Hitachi SK-HD1000 multi-standard, multi-format cameras to produce public interest programming for viewers in its Southern Minnesota-Northern Iowa coverage area. more

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Barix Appoints Fabrizio Campanale as Engineering Manager

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, November 4, 2009 — Barix AG, a pioneer in IP-based audio, intercom, control, and monitoring, has hired Fabrizio Campanale as Engineering Manager. Campanale will work out of the company’s headquarters in Zurich, leading and managing the development team and its operations to ensure proper and efficient planning and execution of all engineering projects. more

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JVC INTRODUCES NEW ANALOG CCTV CAMERAS AT ISC EAST 2009

New Eco-Friendly Models Deliver Improved Images and Low-Light Sensitivity with Reduced Power Consumption

WAYNE, NEW JERSEY (October 28, 2009) – JVC Professional Products, a division of JVC U.S.A., introduces four new high-resolution, 1/3-inch CCD analog surveillance cameras at the International Security Conference & Exhibition 2009 (ISC East) at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City (Booth 1452). The TK-C2201U and TK-C2201WPU are compact, fixed dome cameras, while the TK-C9200U and TK-C9300U are box-style cameras, all with outstanding low light performance. more

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JVC PARTNERS WITH OPTEX, INC. FOR IP PERIMETER PROTECTION SOLUTION

WAYNE, NEW JERSEY (October 28, 2009) – JVC Professional Products, a division of JVC U.S.A., has entered into an agreement with Optex, Inc., to market an IP Perimeter Protection Solution that integrates JVC’s line of V.Networks PTZ IP cameras with the new REDWALL REDSCAN RLS-3060 synthesized intelligent PIR (SIP) detection system. JVC announced the partnership today at the International Security Conference & Exhibition 2009 (ISC East) at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City (Booth 1452). more

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FOR-A TO SHOWCASE HVS-300HS HD/SD PORTABLE VIDEO SWITCHER at WFX 2009

CYPRESS, CA, October 27, 2009 – FOR-A, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and video production industry, will demonstrate a number of products, including the HVS-300HS HD/SD Portable Video Switcher, at the Worship Facilities Conference and Expo (WFX) 2009, which runs Oct. 27-30 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C. (Booth #1524). more

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Broadcast Pix Ships Fluent Macros, First File-based Switcher Macros

New Version 7.3 Software Also Enhances Fluent Multi-View, Adds Switcher Features

(Billerica, Massachusetts) October 27, 2009. Broadcast Pix™ announced today the release of Slate™ Version 7.3, a significant upgrade to its integrated live video production systems. Version 7.3 features Fluent™ Macros, the industry’s first file-based switcher macro memory system. It also provides enhancements to its Fluent Multi-View and its 2 M/E Slate 5000 switcher control panel, as well as support for the new low-cost Slate 100 Control Panel. more

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ADVANCED BROADCAST SOLUTIONS INSTALLS HD VIDEO PRODUCTION FACILITIES AT 950 KJR ALL-SPORTS RADIO

Comcast SportsNet Airs Weekday Call-In Radio Show in Seattle

SeaTac, WA, October 26, 2009 – Premier systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) recently completed the design, integration, and installation of video production facilities at 950 KJR All-Sports Radio, a Clear Channel AM station in Seattle. The setup enables Comcast SportsNet (CSN) to televise a call-in radio show for Comcast cable customers in Seattle that is produced and delivered in HD. The show features local radio personality Softy and airs weekdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

With this move, both media outlets are increasing their audiences, ratings, and ad revenues. CSN now taps into the popularity of Softy, attracting his loyal sports fans to their cable channel, while KJR AM expands Softy’s audience to reach sports fans watching CSN at home.

Three separate areas—the main studio, a master more

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