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RIVER VALE POLICE DEPARTMENT UPGRADES SURVEILLANCE WITH JVC DIGITAL SECURITY SYSTEM

WAYNE, NJ – Law enforcement officials for the Township of River Vale, N.J., now have a better view of prisoners who enter the police station. The River Vale Police Department recently installed digital video surveillance equipment from JVC Professional Products to enhance – and eventually replace – its antiquated analog system.

With a mix of interior and exterior cameras, the department maintains watch over any area at the station where police officers and visitors would be, including the entrances, dispatch, jail, and parking lot. Before installing the JVC equipment, the station was monitored for about nine years using a variety of analog cameras managed through a 16-channel digital video multiplexer/recorder (DVMR). The new cameras and recorders utilize IP (Internet protocol) digital signals that provide cleaner, higher resolution images and more flexibility of storage and analysis.

The new equipment includes a JVC VR-N900U network video recorder, more

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FUJINON AND NHK TO RECEIVE 2009 ENGINEERING EMMY AWARD FOR PRECISION FOCUS ASSIST SYSTEM

WAYNE, NJ— Fujinon and NHK will be awarded an Engineering Emmy Award for Fujinon’s Precision Focus Assist System by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences during this year’s ceremony on Aug. 22 in Hollywood, CA. Fujinon and co-developer NHK won for “Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development.? Precision Focus Assist is a built-in feature within a lens that enables camera operators the ability to ensure fast, accurate focusing of high definition images under varying conditions.

“We’re honored to have been recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for our efforts to advance HD imaging,? said Hank Hayashi, President & CEO, Fujinon Inc. “We have continued to advance our Precision Focus Assist technology, and we’re extremely proud of the performance it provides our customers.

Developed in 2001, Precision Focus Assist addresses critical focus issues in HDTV production stemming from the format’s shallow depth more

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LEVA Announces 20th Anniversary Training Conference

(MIDLOTHIAN, TEX.) July 22, 2009 – The Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA) has announced its preliminary schedule for its 20th Anniversary Training Conference, which will be held in Nov. 18-20 in Forth Worth, Tex., at the Fort Worth Hilton. The exhibit hall will be open Nov. 18-19, and pre-conference workshops run Nov. 15-17. more

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ZDF Chooses Viz Virtual Studio and Graphics for Two Virtual Studios in New Broadcast Complex

ZDF Now Boasts One of Europe’s Largest, Most Advanced Virtual Studios

BERGEN, NORWAY, July 23, 2009- Vizrt announces that ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen), one of two large public broadcasters in Germany, recently began broadcasting from two virtual studios within its new 30 million Euro broadcast complex in Mainz, Germany. With its extensive, customized complement of Viz Virtual Studio and broadcast graphics solutions from Vizrt, ZDF is now broadcasting from one of Europe’s largest, most advanced virtual studios. more

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Broadcast Pix Brings Native 3G 1080p Integrated Production System to IBC2009

(Billerica, Massachusetts) July 21, 2009. Broadcast Pix™ will showcase its new 3G Switcher Frame, a 3Gbps 1080p upgrade for its Slate™ live video production systems, during IBC2009, which runs Sept. 11-15 at the RAI Centre in Amsterdam (Stand 7.A15). The new upgrade will provide simultaneous multi-definition SDI I/O for 1080p, 1080i, 720p and standard definition. It will create the first 3G 1080p integrated production system, including switcher, multi-view, 100-hour clip store, graphics stores, Inscriber character generator and Fluent™ workflow software. more

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Harris Corporation Transmitters Support Launch of First DAB+ Digital Radio Services in Australia

SYDNEY, Australia, July 21, 2009 (SMPTE Australia, Stand No. D11) — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, announced the sale and installation of its DMB 670 transmitters to support the build out of DAB+ digital radio services in Australia, the largest such service in the Southern Hemisphere. Installed and commissioned for Broadcast Australia pty Ltd by local Harris agent — The Bridge Networks (TBN) — the transmitters form the infrastructure foundation for the provision of DAB+ service to Australia’s national broadcasters — the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and Special Broadcasting Service (SBS). more

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Technomad Berlin Loudspeakers Project Voice and Music for Tennessee State Soccer Association

BOSTON, July 21, 2009 – Technomad LLC, a leader in weatherproof loudspeakers and audio systems since 1995, announces that Chattanooga Sound, a sound contractor based in Chattanooga, Tenn., has installed two Berlin weatherproof loudspeakers on a new soccer field for the Tennessee State Soccer Association in the nearby town of Cleveland.

The Berlin is the most powerful loudspeaker Technomad offers, offering unmatched projection, fidelity and power in an all-environment, IP56-compliant design. According to Charlie Rhodes, president of Chattanooga Sound, the soccer association approached him to procure and design the end-to-end system after discovering Technomad online. The Berlins are mounted on opposite sideline poles, one pointing in each direction toward the field to cover the entire venue. more

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JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS OFFERS PROHD MEDIA STORAGE KIT

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products, division of JVC U.S.A., has introduced the ProHD Media Storage Kit, a complete storage solution for SDHC media cards that are used to record footage from the company’s new GY-HM100 and GY-HM700 camcorders.

Memory cards are stored in 3×5-inch sleeves made of static-resistant polypropylene. Each ProHD Media Sleeve holds up to three cards and includes two pre-printed inserts for documenting card contents. The kit includes a rugged, lockable storage vault that can store up to 50 sleeves, a tab divider set and 25 media sleeves. more

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Vizrt to Unveil New Version of Viz Content Pilot

Vizrt announces the pre-release of its Viz Content Pilot 5.3 template-based graphics solution during the company’s invitation-only “Amsterdam Sessions,? held from September 10th-15th in the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam. The new version of the workflow-oriented broadcast graphics software comes with significantly expanded features to facilitate the creation of on-air and online graphics in the newsroom. more

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JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS SELECTS PIPELINE COMMUNICATIONS FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS SUPPORT

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products, division of JVC U.S.A., has retained Pipeline Communications, a leading public relations agency in the broadcast and professional video and audio industries, to conduct media relations. more

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