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Slovak TV Successfully Achieves Audio Loudness Compliance Around NUGEN Audio Loudness Management and Monitoring Tools

LEEDS, U.K. — Jan. 21, 2015 — NUGEN Audio today announced that Slovak TV, which is a part of Radio and Television of Slovakia (RTVS), Slovakia’s leading public television network, has adopted the full suite of NUGEN Audio loudness tools, including the VisLM-H visual loudness meter, ISL inter-sample true-peak limiter, LM-Correct stand-alone loudness tool, and LMB batch-processing loudness correction tool. Slovak TV has embraced NUGEN Audio solutions, enabling compliance with the Slovak government’s recent loudness regulations. G-tec Professional, a NUGEN Audio reseller based in Bratislava, Slovakia, provided the equipment and installation.

“Loudness regulation is sweeping Europe, and Slovakia is among the many countries that are adopting measures based on the European EBU-R128 standard. Slovak TV is leading the charge to help provide a more enjoyable audio experience for its television viewers,” said Jon Schorah, founder and creative director, NUGEN Audio. “Our partner, G-tec, has worked hard to ensure that all Slovak broadcasters have the tools they need to meet upcoming loudness standards and position NUGEN Audio products as critical solutions.”

G-tec recommended the NUGEN Audio tools as part of a broader project designed to modify Slovak TV’s operation for loudness monitoring, correction, and compliance. The Loudness Toolkit, consisting of the VisLM-H, ISL, and LM-Correct plug-ins for Avid | Pro Tools, provides everything Slovak TV’s audio engineers need to produce loudness-normalized audio according to EBU-R128. In addition, LMB provides offline loudness and true-peak analysis and correction of audio files to meet the standard.

“At G-tec we are committed to helping our broadcast clients prepare for the coming loudness regulation and understand how advanced loudness management tools can fit into their existing workflows. NUGEN Audio’s tools are an integral part of that effort,” said Boris Seitler, product manager, G-tec Professional. “Their ease of use, highly intuitive operation, and seamless integration into audio production workflows make them an ideal match to Slovak TV’s requirements.”

More information about NUGEN Audio products is available at www.nugenaudio.com.

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About NUGEN Audio
NUGEN Audio provides the broadcast and post-production industry’s most advanced solutions for end-to-end loudness management, metering, and correction from content acquisition through to playout. Reflecting the real-world production experience of the NUGEN Audio design team, the company’s products make it easier to deliver high-quality, compliant audio while saving time, reducing costs, and preserving the creative process. NUGEN Audio’s tools for audio analysis, loudness metering, mixing/mastering, and tracking are used by the world’s top names in broadcast, post-production, and music production. For more information, visit www.nugenaudio.com.

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Joseph Electronics to Carry Full Line of VITEC Products

NILES, Ill. — Jan. 21, 2015 — Joseph Electronics (JE), the premier one-stop shop for the broadcast industry and provider of fiber termination and custom fiber solutions through Joseph Fiber Solutions (JFS), today announced an agreement with VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced digital video solutions for the broadcast, military, medical, education, enterprise, telco, government, transportation, sports, and entertainment industries. Under the agreement, JE will serve as a VITEC solutions partner (VSP), supplying VITEC products — including VITEC’s EZ TV IPTV System — throughout North America.

“The Internet has transformed the way our customers deliver and manage video channels, not only for external viewers, but for internal audiences too. IPTV is a great alternative to traditional RF CATV systems and has been very popular with stadiums and broadcasters alike,” said Yohay Hahamy, president and CEO of Joseph Electronics. “VITEC’s modular EZ TV IPTV System is, with good reason, the most deployed H.264 enterprise IPTV delivery system in the world. Adding it to our product lineup means our customers can now implement an advanced, scalable IPTV solution on their own networks, and do it quickly.”

Recently installed as the in-house video delivery system for the Buffalo Bills’ Ralph Wilson Stadium, and with other high-profile projects at NBC and NASA, VITEC’s EZ TV IPTV System is a comprehensive, enterprise-grade IPTV solution for high-quality delivery, recording, and management of live and on-demand video-over-IP networks. EZ TV uses existing IP infrastructure to deliver live and on-demand content within and between facilities. Its elegant and reliable architecture distributes content to desktops, TVs, and mobile devices, with low-latency streaming for monitoring live events in real time. Tight integration with Microsoft Active Directory(R) helps ensure secure delivery.

“Joseph’s long experience in broadcast, entertainment, and sports provides VITEC with a depth of relationships that makes JE an ideal partner,” said Hamish Macmillan, VITEC national channel manager. “Joseph has pre-existing relationships with many of our customers, particularly those who are relatively new to VITEC’s products and solutions, so Joseph can not only facilitate functions such as procurement, but can also put its strong technical capabilities to work for our customers.”

Further information about Joseph Electronics and the company’s products and services is available at www.josephelectronics.com.

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About VITEC
VITEC is a worldwide leading provider of innovative digital video products that support end-to-end media solutions for broadcast, military, medical, education, enterprise, telco, government, transportation, sports, and entertainment customers. VITEC’s professional-grade video technologies have changed the landscape of how video is processed and delivered around the world and drive many of the major video services in key vertical markets. For more information, visit http://www.vitec.com.

About Joseph Electronics
Joseph Electronics (JE) is an authorized stocking distributor for more than 100 premier broadcast and pro A/V brands with stocking locations in both Illinois and California. Its full-service fiber division, Joseph Fiber Solutions (JFS), designs and supplies innovative custom fiber solutions — such as the Caddie Series, DFT Series, and 4K Studio Caddie — for broadcasters and system integrators alike. Equipped with a state-of-the-art fiber lab staffed with fully certified professionals, JFS can fabricate, terminate, or repair any connector, assembly, panel, breakout, or interface in use today. JE has served the broadcast industry for more than 65 years and has representatives in California, New York, Georgia, and London. More information about Joseph Electronics can be found at www.josephelectronics.com.

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BenQ Ships RP840G Interactive 4K Ultra-High-Definition Flat-Panel Display

New 84-Inch Panel Brings 4K Resolution, 10-Point Multitouch Navigation, and QCast Device Sharing Software for Interactive and Digital Signage Applications

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Jan. 22, 2015 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today announced that it is now shipping its 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) RP840G flat-panel display. Ideal for connected classrooms and collaborative boardroom settings, as well as digital signage applications, the 84-inch multitouch panel provides an exceptional 10 interactive touch points, multi-PC touch control via USB, and QCast software to share content easily from any PC or WiFi(R)-enabled smart device. The newest addition to the 4K-display family significantly enhances the way students, teachers, or meeting participants collaborate and share dynamic content. more

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Basque Broadcaster ETB Installs Riedel Communications Infrastructure at Main Production Center in Donosti-San Sebastián

WUPPERTAL, Germany — Jan. 21, 2015 — Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that Basque broadcaster Euskal Irrati Telebista (ETB) has deployed a Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom system within its primary production center in Miramón (Donosti-San Sebastián). Supplied and integrated by Madrid-based Riedel reseller Crosspoint, the Artist solution supports flexible intercom communications throughout the Miramón facility according to the different requirements of various productions, as well as VoIP communications with ETB headquarters in Bilbao.

“We evaluated a variety of solutions and integrators, and we found that with Riedel’s Artist system, Crosspoint was positioned to offer us the greatest benefit and highest quality,” said Juan Carlos Loroño, head of ETB’s production centers. “Since we put the Artist system into operation, we’ve been very pleased with its capabilities and its impact on our day-to-day work in Miramón.”

The Artist solution at ETB’s Miramón production center provides a distributed, decentralized, scalable architecture for communications. The 160 x 160-port Riedel intercom system is composed of Artist 128 and Artist 32 mainframes with 56 ports configured for control panels, 80 ports for analog four-wire, eight ports for VoIP usage, and eight ports for a party line system. The entire system ensures AES3/EBU audio quality, with level controls at each individual crosspoint, nonblocking connections, and redundant power supplies and controllers.

The Artist units are complemented by 46 of Riedel’s 2000 LCD Series control panels, one CCP-1116 commentary control panel, 10 wired belt packs, and various VoIP multiplexers. For sporting events that originate in Miramón, the commentator panel supports two commentators working in the same language, or multiple scenarios in which two languages must be accommodated.

Riedel’s Director software facilitates system configuration, monitoring, and control, and its intuitive interface simplifies complex configurations and settings. While remote configuration functions enable control from Bilbao on weekends when no technical personnel are working at Miramón, options such as partial configuration of the system add further value by allowing users to call and save configuration files on just one part of the system without affecting the communications being made in other areas of the production center.

“The ability to change the configuration of one studio production while not affecting the configuration of another studio production is very important,” said Juan Olalde, technical coordinator of the ETB production center in Miramón. “This flexibility lets us perform the multiple simultaneous changes needed in the daily preparation of a program and save them in partial files that are organized by the type of production, personnel available, or operating model.”

Further information about Riedel and the company’s products is available at www.riedel.net.

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About Riedel Communications
Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1987, the company now employs more than 350 people at 12 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

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SMPTE Announces 2015 Directors and New Appointments to the Board of Governors

With Industry Expertise and Previous Experience in SMPTE Leadership Roles, Appointees Are Positioned to Make Immediate Impact in New Positions

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Jan. 20, 2015 — The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R)), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has named the Society’s 2015 directors and has appointed new officers and governors to fill vacant positions.

Paul Stechly has been appointed SMPTE finance vice president to complete the term of Matthew Goldman, who was elected in October to serve as the Society’s executive vice president. William C. Miller will take on the role of SMPTE membership vice president, and Douglas Sheer will serve as New York Region governor. Andrew Setos will serve as Hollywood Region governor, replacing Clyde Smith, who is stepping down in conjunction with his retirement.

Alan Lambshead, SMPTE standards vice president, has reappointed Bob Edge and Howard Lukk to serve as standards directors along with the newly appointed Paul Treleaven. Patrick Griffis, SMPTE education vice president, has reappointed Michael DeValue, V. Michael Bove, Peter Putman, and Al Kovalick as education directors. Karl Kuhn was reappointed to serve as the North American membership director, with additional appointments to follow.

“The 2015 directors and newly appointed officers and governors announced today represent the remarkable expertise and industry leadership that make the Society’s membership so noteworthy,” said Robert Seidel, SMPTE president and vice president of engineering and advanced technology at CBS. “Their ongoing contributions to the Society will enable SMPTE to continue its pioneering standards work, as well as its unique educational offerings for those within the motion-imaging field.”

SMPTE 2015 Newly Appointed Officers and Directors: Profiles

Paul Stechly, SMPTE Finance Vice President
Stechly is president of Applied Electronics Limited. He joined Applied Electronics in 1983 when he founded and operated the Audio Visual Division, and he assumed the role of president in 1998. Stechly holds seven patents in multimedia technology. He has been heavily involved with the SMPTE Toronto Section, including serving as Section Chair. He is a graduate of the University of Waterloo in economics and completed postgraduate work at the University of Western Ontario.

William C. Miller, SMPTE Membership Vice President
Miller is president of Miltag Media Technology LLC, a consultancy specializing in technical standards for television and related industries. He has been a broadcaster for 40 years, earning an Emmy(R) Award for his contributions to ABC’s coverage of the XV Olympic Winter Games, and has been actively involved in the development of television standards for more than 25 years. Miller is a SMPTE Fellow, and he was awarded the Society’s Progress Medal in 2002 and its Presidential Proclamation in 2013. He has held numerous leadership roles not only within SMPTE, but also within the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Broadcast Technology Society (BTS) and the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC).

Andrew G. Setos, Hollywood Region Governor
Setos is CEO of BLACKSTAR Engineering Inc. and the founder and chairman of SellThruCo Inc. During a 24-year stint at the Fox Group, he rose to president of engineering and was involved in almost every aspect of content creation and distribution. Setos was the lead engineering and operations executive for the launch of MTV and earlier served as chief engineer at WNET, where he was involved in innovative, award-winning productions including “Live from Lincoln Center,” “Dance in America,” “Bill Moyers Journal,” and the “MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour.” In addition to holding a variety of patents, Setos is a SMPTE Fellow and has been awarded three Emmy(R) Awards for Engineering from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), the most recent being the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award.

Douglas I. Sheer, New York Region Governor
Sheer is CEO and chief analyst of D.I.S. Consulting Corporation, a research partner of the NAB Show. Formerly a hands-on producer/editor/colorist, he was advertising manager of JVC USA at the launch of VHS technology, and at advertising agency Ted Bates was account supervisor of Panasonic, Matsushita, and Technics accounts. Sheer was associate publisher of BM/E and World Broadcast News and group publisher at K.I.P.I., as well as editor and publisher of numerous books and directories. He edited and published the first NAB Daily in 1984, as well as the Broadcast Asia Daily in the 1990s. Sheer has been a contributor and columnist at a dozen magazines globally, including the IBC Daily News for 32 years. A member of SMPTE since 1972, he has previously served as the New York Section chair. In 1974, Sheer founded Artists Talk on Art, the art world’s longest-running aesthetic panel series, which he now chairs.

Bob Edge, SMPTE Standards Director
Edge, who is president of Bob Edge TV Consulting, has been active in television standards work for more than 20 years, participating in projects with SMPTE, IEEE, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the European Broadcast Union (EBU), Video Services Forum (VSF), and the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), among other organizations. He has served as a technology committee chair, is a Life Fellow of the Society, and has contributed to the development of 19 SMPTE standards and registered disclosure documents (RDD). Edge also is the author of numerous technical papers describing the application of information technology and data networking for television production. In 2012, he received the SMPTE Excellence in Standards Award.

Paul Treleaven, SMPTE Standards Director
Treleaven is Secretary of the SMPTE 30MR TC, having chaired this and other SMPTE standards groups. He is a member of the International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers (IABM) Technical Task Group, representing the IABM at SMPTE and the Audio Engineering Society (AES) standards meetings and EBU technology committee meetings. Treleaven is also a member of the U.K.’s National Standards Body for International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Technical Committee 100. He has served as SMPTE International Region governor and is a SMPTE Fellow. He was a cofounder of Avitel, a company dedicated to designing and manufacturing video, audio, and timecode distribution and processing equipment, and served as the company’s technical director until 2001.

Howard Lukk, SMPTE Standards Director
Lukk is the former vice president of production technology at The Walt Disney Studios, where he was responsible for helping to incorporate new technologies into the studio workflow. He earlier served as director of technology for Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI), where he researched and documented digital cinema system specifications. Lukk recently finished directing his second short film, titled “Emma” (2014). This project followed his directorial debut, “Make Believe” (2013), which was shot in 3D with the prototype hybrid 3D camera rig in Berlin. He has been named the director for the production of the SMPTE documentary, “Moving Images.” Lukk is a SMPTE Fellow and an associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).

Karl Kuhn, North American Membership Director
Kuhn is the senior video systems applications engineer at Tektronix, where he supports digital audio and video, compression, Internet protocol, file-based, and radio frequency test and measurement. He holds three U.S. patents and one Japanese patent that cover in-service testing of digital broadcast video. Kuhn served on the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Technical and Engineering Emmy(R) Committee from 2007 to 2010; he is the past chair of the Washington, D.C., SMPTE section; and he currently serves as the SMPTE Eastern Region governor.

Michael DeValue, SMPTE Education Director
DeValue is the director of advanced technology at The Walt Disney Studios, where he is responsible for standards, as well as for researching new technologies — such as 3D, 4K, and high dynamic range — related to content distribution. He has co-chaired several groups related to 3D in the home for SMPTE and presented a session on captions in stereoscopic 3D at the SMPTE 2010 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition. DeValue is an active participant in the Blu-ray Disc Association and DCI, and he is also the current chairman of the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society.

V. Michael Bove, SMPTE Education Director
Bove holds an S.B.E.E., an S.M. in visual studies, and a doctorate in media technology, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he is the head of the Object-Based Media Group at the Media Laboratory. He is the author or co-author of more than 90 journal and conference papers; holds patents on inventions relating to video recording, hard copy, interactive television, and medical imaging; and is co-author of the book “Holographic Imaging.” He is on the Board of Editors of the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal; has served as associate editor of the journal Optical Engineering (OE); and is a fellow of the SPIE and the Institute for Innovation, Creativity, and Capital.

Peter Putman, SMPTE Education Director
Putman is the president of ROAM Consulting L.L.C. and consults on technology and economic trends in display devices, wireless connectivity, display interfacing, video compression, and mobile electronics. He is an InfoComm Senior Academy Instructor for the International Communications Industries Association (ICIA) and was named its Educator of the Year for 2008. Putman is on the Board of Editors of the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, is a contributing editor for Sound & Communications magazine, and publishes the website HDTVexpert.com.

Al Kovalick, SMPTE Education Director
Kovalick, founder of Media Systems Consulting, has worked in the field of hybrid audiovisual and IT systems for the past 20 years, and he currently focuses on media systems, file-based workflows, and cloud migration for media facilities. His book, “Video Systems in an IT Environment,” was the first to cover the salient aspects of the convergence of audiovisual and IT systems. Kovalick has presented more than 50 papers at industry conferences worldwide, and he holds 18 U.S. and foreign patents. In 2009 he was awarded SMPTE’s David Sarnoff Medal for engineering achievement. Kovalick is a life member of Tau Beta Pi, an IEEE member, and a SMPTE Life Fellow. He is the “Cloudspotter’s Journal” columnist for TV Technology magazine.

Further information about SMPTE is available online at www.smpte.org. Additional information about the SMPTE Board of Governors is available at www.smpte.org/about/board.

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About the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R))
The Oscar(R) and Emmy(R) Award-winning Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R)), a professional membership association, is the preeminent leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem, worldwide. An internationally recognized and accredited organization, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines.

More than 6,000 members — motion-imaging executives, engineers, creative and technology professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and students — who meet in Sections throughout the world sustain the Society. Through the Society’s partnership with the Hollywood Post Alliance(R) (HPA(R)), this membership is complemented by the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide the expertise, support, tools, and infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television programs, commercials, digital media, and other dynamic media content. Information on joining SMPTE is available at www.smpte.org/join.

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QC Giant My Eye Media Implements Archimedia Atlas 4K/UHD Professional Media Player to View IMF 4K Packages

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Jan. 20, 2015 — Archimedia Technology, a company whose equipment and applications bring precise multiformat viewing to the professional’s desktop, TV, UHDTV, and infrastructure, announced that Hollywood quality control (QC) powerhouse My Eye Media has installed the Archimedia Atlas 4K/UHD professional media player for QC of theatrical releases and TV material created by the major studios. My Eye Media clients include Paramount Pictures, Netflix, 20th Century Fox, CBS, Disney, NBCUniversal, and Anchor Bay Entertainment.

“We have a well-earned reputation for catching issues that may exist in our clients’ material before those issues make it to the viewing public. It’s a job that requires an expert eye and the right tools — tools that are continually challenged by format proliferation,” said Steve Waugh, chief technology officer of My Eye Media. “Archimedia Atlas can play back an impressive number of file formats, and that versatility is critical because it means we don’t waste critical R&D time determining optimal playback devices for a particular format. It’s especially helpful on IMF 4K packages, which are becoming a common industry deliverable. The Archimedia Atlas ensures the quality of service our clients have come to expect from us.”

My Eye Media uses the Archimedia Atlas 4K/UHD media player to play back A/V files it receives from clients, watching for myriad technical artifacts and technical anomalies that might exist in the content, such as audio sync, digital blocks, and compression artifacts from the transcoding process, and visual effects errors. Archimedia Atlas supports every major codec and file type in use today, including IMF, DPX, ProRes, XDCAM, and any number of MXF-wrapped files that My Eye Media receives on a regular basis. Importantly, it allows My Eye Media to view 4K files, which are becoming more prevalent but still lack professional media players to support them. Archimedia Atlas also supports SDI, so My Eye Media can simultaneously feed UHD TVs and SDI to its own existing SDI tools, such as encoders, VTRs, scopes, and monitors, and can also view and export deep technical metadata about the video. Archimedia Atlas is compatible with My Eye Media’s existing machine controllers, which was one of My Eye Media’s criteria when searching for a solution. Because of that compatibility, QC operators can control the player remotely. Archimedia Atlas can decode and play 4K IMF packages, giving My Eye Media the added ability to verify interoperability on multiple devices while also checking for artifacts.

“In QC and mastering, you need consistency,” said My Eye Media Founder and CEO Michael Kadenacy. “Before we started using Archimedia Atlas, we certainly had the expertise and resources to use many tools in our work, but choosing different tools for different formats makes consistency very difficult and time-consuming to achieve. With Archimedia, we eliminated that problem.”

The Archimedia Atlas 4K/UHD media player is specially designed for use in all frame sizes including UHD TV environments preloaded with the Archimedia Atlas software. Besides being far more affordable than dedicated (and often proprietary) players, Archimedia Atlas saves companies like My Eye Media the time and expense of building their own systems.

“Archimedia’s tagline is ‘Know when it’s right,’ and My Eye Media absolutely personifies what we mean,” said Josef Marc, chief marketing officer of Archimedia. “In their trusted position in the industry, they achieve the highest standards, and their customers bring them the most important and most innovative formats. So to us, My Eye Media is the superuser we love to have in our corner as we develop our next products.”

More information about Archimedia Atlas and other Archimedia products can be found at www.archimediatech.com.

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About My Eye Media
My Eye Media is the leader in quality assurance, quality control, and testing of all formats of digital motion picture content. The company’s deep understanding of the technical intricacies required for the digital landscape makes its work critical to major film studios, cable and satellite channels, streaming media providers, and content library owners. My Eye Media was founded in 2004 and is the most advanced and experienced digital-file testing company in the world. The company operates from its 20,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, headquartered in the heart of the postproduction district in Burbank, California. My Eye Media also manages a vast, global distributed workforce of technicians.

About Archimedia
Archimedia Technology specializes in the processing, conversion, and playback of mastering formats, including JPEG 2000 and HEVC, for the professional broadcast, digital cinema, and video archival industries. Its technology and applications bring precise multiformat viewing to the professional’s desktop, TV, UHDTV, and infrastructure. Archimedia’s products fulfill a critical piece of the production and archival workflows, encapsulating complex file interchange and quality control processes for mastering and archive formats into practical solutions that give end users a new level of access to their assets. More information is available at www.archimediatech.com.

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Wohler to Roll Out Significant New Version of Tachyon Wormhole Media Retiming Solution

With New Application-Specific UI and Ability to Retime Content Segments, Users Can Further Expand ROI and Increase Revenue

SAN FRANCISCO — Jan. 20, 2015 — Wohler Technologies today announced plans for a new release of Tachyon(R) Wormhole(TM), a joint venture of Wohler and Cinnafilm(R) that provides automated file-based retiming and standards conversion in a single, award-winning appliance. With significant new technical capabilities such as segmented retiming and a new application-specific user interface, the upgraded Tachyon Wormhole media retiming appliance will ensure that broadcasters can achieve maximum ROI by creating new workflow efficiencies and expanding the revenue potential of content.

“As in any industry, time is money in broadcasting — whether it’s time expressed as ad sales or the time saved by automating a resource-intensive process,” said Craig Newbury, vice president of sales, RadiantGrid, at Wohler. “Tachyon Wormhole gives time back to broadcasters and dramatically enhances the business value and ROI offered by a media retiming function, without affecting the viewer’s experience. The improvements we’re incorporating into the new Tachyon Wormhole release will make the process of retiming even more flexible and efficient, resulting in greater opportunities to generate revenue whilst saving overall cost.”

Wohler’s RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform(TM) provides the processing engine for the Tachyon Wormhole appliance, which runs Cinnafilm’s award-winning Tachyon algorithms. Tachyon Wormhole enables a plus or minus run-time adjustment of media assets by content owners or broadcasters while preserving the overall viewer experience including not only video and audio quality, but also closed caption integrity. By shortening or lengthening the run-time of program content, providers can meet the time requirements of a network without undertaking time-consuming, hands-on editing.

Among the significant new enhancements to Tachyon Wormhole is segmented retiming. Rather than retime the file as a whole, operators can use time codes to designate certain regions or segments of a media file to be retimed. In this manner, users can also exclude certain segments from retiming. For example, this functionality would allow the operator to prevent an opening credit sequence from being adjusted.

The new release of Tachyon Wormhole also will include an application-specific user interface that gives users a straightforward mechanism for preparing and launching a retiming project.

The new version will be on display at the HPA Tech Retreat, Feb. 9-13 in the Demo Room at space number 414.

Tachyon Wormhole is available directly from Wohler Technologies and from a select network of value-added resellers. The new version 2 release is available now. More information about Tachyon Wormhole, including a list of resellers, is available at www.retime.tv.

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About Wohler Technologies Inc.
Wohler’s tradition of innovation began more than 30 years ago with the creation of the industry’s first in-rack audio monitoring product, and it continues today through the company’s continued development of unique solutions that span the baseband, stream, and file-based domains and include advanced monitoring solutions for video, audio, and captioning applications; solutions for IP monitoring, encoding, and decoding; and the award-winning RadiantGrid(TM) platform for efficient file-based content transformation and distribution. Together, Wohler’s advanced, cost-effective confidence monitoring and media transformation products ensure high-quality production across any platform and delivery to any device. More information about Wohler is available at www.wohler.com.

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FC Bayern Basketball Relies on Advanced Access Control System from Riedel/DECA and Ticketmaster

WUPPERTAL, Germany — Jan. 20, 2015 — Riedel/DECA Card Engineering has completed the installation of new ticket-scanning electronics at Munich’s Audi Dome, home to current German champion FC Bayern Basketball. Working in partnership with Ticketmaster, Riedel/DECA implemented an access control system that simplifies and speeds guest entry into the arena. The innovative concept offers not only fan security but also efficient visitor management for the club. Within just 90 days, the company integrated Ticketmaster technology into scanning terminals that were delivered and installed in time for the start of the basketball season.

“We have observed the market for a long time and have opted for the well-known quality of Riedel/DECA and Ticketmaster. In a remarkably short time frame, they provided us with a robust, cleverly integrated solution featuring the latest in access control technology,” said Benedikt Peine, head of ticketing and merchandising at FC Bayern München Basketball GmbH. “The terminals themselves have a fresh, modern, and customized design combining new innovations such as mobile ticketing and fast barcode recognition, and the minimal cabling needed to support them made installation both convenient and cost-effective. The speed of the installation and the efficiency of the ticket-scanning systems allowed us to start the new basketball season with a more secure entry system that has eliminated lines and streamlined entry for fans.”

In this joint project with Ticketmaster, Riedel/DECA quickly provided ticket-scanning terminals that ensure optimum security, validating tickets with bright LED indicators that prevent ticket misuse or counterfeiting, and increasing the rate at which guests can enter the arena. The clean cylindrical design of each terminal also affords plenty of space for branding. The installed solution supports guest management for more than 6,000 attendees per event. “It was essential for FC Bayern to get a complete solution”, said Carsten Kerner, COO at Ticketmaster GmbH, who, as general manager of ALBA Berlin for many years, understands the requirements of professional basketball very well. “This is a collaboration of two partners who are leaders in their industries. We’ve already worked successfully with Riedel/DECA at the European Song Contest in Baku and know, that with their know-how and reliability, they are the ideal partner for this challenging project.”

Unlike the former system, which had to be set up manually, the new scan modules automatically recognize the date and event enabling effective and cost-efficient processing. The barcode reader integrated in the terminals can recognize and screen contactless mobile, print@home, and standard tickets as well as season tickets.

“Riedel/DECA has long provided access management systems for premier sports and entertainment facilities, so the company was uniquely prepared to meet the tight delivery timeline for the Audi Dome installation,” said Rainer Kluth, managing director at DECA Card Engineering GmbH. “Going forward, FC Bayern Basketball and its fans will benefit from the most modern access control system available today.”

Information about DECA Card Engineering is available at www.deca.de. Information about Ticketmaster is available at www.ticketmaster.de. Further information about Riedel and the company’s products is available at www.riedel.net.

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About Ticketmaster
A Live Nation Entertainment, Inc company, Ticketmaster is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five ecommerce sites, with a database of over 119 million fans who visit our sites. Live Nation Concerts produces 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Artist Nation is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 200 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 250 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. In Germany, Ticketmaster GmbH has more than 60 employees in the Berlin headquarters and offices in Hamburg, Munich, and Frankfurt.

About DECA Card Engineering
Ratingen-based DECA Card Engineering GmbH, a Riedel subsidiary, is specialized in accreditation and access control. From simple ID solutions to complex access systems, DECA provides planning, integration, and delivery of complete single-source solutions.

About Riedel Communications
Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1987, the company now employs more than 350 people at 12 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

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