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Video Equipment Rentals Improves Competitive Position by Installing Calrec Audio Consoles in Flypack Rental Units

First Rental in Service Now at 2014 French Open

HEBDEN BRIDGE, U.K. — May 29, 2014 — Global audio and video equipment rental company Video Equipment Rentals (VER) has added two Calrec Audio digital consoles into rental flypacks that will cover events worldwide, the first of which is the 2014 French Open tennis tournament happening now. The Calrec consoles will enable VER to compete more strongly for opportunities in the mid- to large-scale flypack rental market.

“Calrec is the standard for broadcasting events such as the French Open, so with Calrec consoles in our new flypacks, it will be much easier for us to book these types of shows,” said Steve Cormier, director of broadcast audio and communications at Video Equipment Rentals. “Calrec has a reputation in the market for reliability and sound quality, and the majority of mixers are familiar and comfortable with Calrec, especially in OB and flypack situations. If you’re supplying a system based on a Calrec console, it’s a clear indication of the quality that the entire system is going to have.”

VER has installed two 64-fader Artemis consoles into a flypack that has two identical control rooms. In terms of I/O, each console has two 32 x 32 analog Hydra2, two AES Hydra2, and two MADI Hydra2. The first rental customer, the Tennis Channel, is using the flypack to provide broadcast facilities at the French Open for some of the world’s largest sports broadcasters. The flypack can be configured differently for every event, but for the French Open, the system relies heavily on MADI, taking feeds from the host broadcaster, six announce booths covering multiple courts, a voice-over booth, multiple video playback sources, and more. The control rooms are being used by different broadcasters at different times, with varying numbers of audio and video inputs and outputs being utilized at any given point. The Artemis system’s 64-fader surface is large enough to handle any audio scenario the broadcasters might face.

Both of VER’s new Calrec consoles are in use at the French Open, but ownership of two consoles gives VER the future flexibility to rent out the consoles separately and cover two different events simultaneously in situations requiring only one console. In addition, VER will also be able to rent out the Hydra2 I/O boxes independently of the consoles, filling a need among existing Calrec owners for rental Hydra2 boxes to supplement their systems.

“By installing Calrec consoles, VER not only has created a dynamic and flexible system for the French Open, but also has left itself well-positioned for a number of future rental scenarios because of Calrec’s reputation and level of industry acceptance,” said Dave Lewty, regional sales manager, Calrec. “VER’s installation is a great example of how Calrec can give rental companies an edge in the highly competitive equipment-for-hire marketplace.”

Information about Calrec and its products is available at calrec.com and community.calrec.com.

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About Calrec Audio Ltd.
Calrec Audio is exclusively dedicated to excellence in audio mixing for on-air and live production. A broadcast specialist for 50 years, Calrec has developed a range of digital consoles relied on by the world’s most successful broadcasters. For putting sound in the picture, broadcasters put their trust in Calrec. More information is available at calrec.com and community.calrec.com.

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Biamp Systems Showcases TesiraFORTÉ at Business Breakthrough Event Paris 2014

Newly released DSP-based audio processors add customization options to simplify collaboration requirements

BEAVERTON, Oregon — May 29, 2014 — Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, today announced its presence at the Business Breakthrough Event 2014 in Paris. The premier event will provide attendees with information, discussion platforms, and solution updates within the rapidly evolving unified communications space. As a gold-level sponsor, Biamp(R) will showcase its new TesiraFORTÉ digital signal processors and present an educational session titled “It’s Amazing What Happens When People Hear What You Say — Delivering Audio That Works.” Held in Paris on June 3, this one-day forum provides information on the changing role of present-day collaboration tools within the enterprise landscape.

Biamp’s TesiraFORTÉ extends AVB to application-specific settings facilitating digital signal processing for everyday and enterprise-grade audio requirements. Available in eight preconfigured models (four AVB models and four non-AVB models) with fixed I/O configurations, TesiraFORTÉ leverages existing cabling infrastructures to enable cost-effective installations in a networked audio framework.

Held in the Main Room Salon Pacific from 2 to 2:30 p.m., Biamp’s educational session will provide attendees with information about the process of designing and implementing real-world audio projects by emphasizing flexibility, performance, and networking topics. Stephen Patterson, Biamp’s West Europe Regional Manager, will host the session. With over 15 years of experience within the professional AV industry, Patterson has successfully installed and managed a variety of AV system projects and participated in the design of extensive live event productions.

“We look forward to sharing our recently launched TesiraFORTÉ processors and hosting a highly informative speaking session at this year’s Business Breakthrough Event in Paris,” said Patterson. “By showcasing our DSP-audio solutions and discussing how an audio system can deliver more options for today’s environments, we will give attendees a first-hand glimpse at TesiraFORTÉ and how it can be used.”

More information on Biamp is available at www.biamp.com.

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About Biamp Systems
Biamp Systems is a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems that power the world’s most sophisticated audio/video installations. The company is recognized worldwide for delivering high-quality products and backing each product with a commitment to exceptional customer service.

The award-winning Biamp(R) product suite includes the Tesira(R) media system for digital audio networking, Audia(R) Digital Audio Platform, Nexia(R) digital signal processors, Sona(TM) AEC technology, and Vocia(R) Networked Public Address and Voice Evacuation System. Each has its own specific feature set that can be customized and integrated in a wide range of applications, including corporate boardrooms, conference centers, performing arts venues, courtrooms, hospitals, transportation hubs, campuses, and multi-building facilities.

Founded in 1976, Biamp is headquartered in Beaverton, OR, USA, with additional engineering operations in Brisbane, Australia and Rochester, NY. For more information on Biamp, please visit www.biamp.com.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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New BenQ S Series Projector Trio Powers Up Professional Installations

Latest High-Brightness Projectors Bring Colorific Image Quality, Installation-Friendly Benefits, and Energy-Saving Technology to Large Venues

COSTA MESA, Calif. — May 29, 2014 – BenQ America Corp., the fastest growing display brand in North America(1) and the world’s No. 1 DLP(R) projector manufacturer, today announced additions to its S Series line of high-brightness professional projectors. Made specifically to meet the demands of medium- to large-sized classrooms, corporate meeting rooms, and auditoriums, the company’s latest projectors provide up to 5,000 Colorific(TM) lumens to intensify projections in any professional installation environment.

“As projection technology continues to evolve, we continue to offer professional systems integrators enhanced performance and increased flexibility in our high-brightness series,” said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. “Rounded with a number of benefits including Colorific image quality, ease of installation and maintenance, and lamp-saving technology, our new S Series projectors deliver the complete package to amaze audiences while providing important efficiencies for IT and AV managers.”

Comprising the SX912, SH915, and SW916 projectors, the professional S Series line casts up to 5,000 lumens of brightness and boasts 11,000:1 contrast ratios to bring BenQ’s Colorific performance to large venues — delivering accurate, crisp, and long-lasting image quality via 1 billion colors. Eliminating both light burn and color degradation over extended usage and time, the devices reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) while providing XGA (SX912), WXGA (SW916), and native full HD 1080p resolutions (SH915) for an incomparable viewing experience.

To bring greater simplicity to the installation and setup process, the S Series features a 1.5x big-zoom lens ratio, while the SW916 adds corner, surface fit, and 2D keystone capabilities. The SX912 projector offers LAN control, and both the SH915 and SW916 add display control. All models provide remote management and control, and multiple projectors can be centrally monitored for simplified maintenance across large facilities. Third-party integration with Crestron, RoomView, and PJLink further simplifies system interoperability. During operation, the projectors can easily display content via a built-in USB reader, as well as wirelessly (SH915 and SW916), allowing users to connect quickly using solid-state media storage drives or through the LAN to enable rapid content access without a PC connection.

Featuring BenQ’s world-leading SmartEco(TM) technology, the S Series projectors allow the automatic adjustment of lamp power based on the optimal amount of brightness that is required, enabling large venues to reduce their TCO while maintaining optimal contrast, brightest performance, and up to 3,800 hours of lamp life. To allow rapid rebooting whenever the devices are accidentally switched off, the projectors’ Instant Restart capabilities allow presenters and operators to reactivate the units immediately, within 90 seconds, during which time power is maintained at 30 percent for further energy efficiencies and convenience.

Providing the ultimate in connectivity, the S Series projectors are fully 3D PC, Blu-ray, and nVidia 3DTV Play ready. The three models provide microphone inputs for more streamlined presentations in addition to an audio pass-through function that preserves lamp life by enabling only sound when no image is needed.

Available now, BenQ’s SX912 and SH915 retail at $2,999, while the SW916 carries an MSRP of $3,499. More information about BenQ’s full line of professional projectors is available at www.BenQ.us.

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About BenQ America Corp.
The BenQ digital lifestyle brand stands for “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life,” fusing lifestyle with technology, enjoyment with productivity, and aesthetic design with engineering. It is this mantra that has made BenQ the fastest growing projector brand in North America(1), the No. 1-selling DLP(R) projector brand worldwide, and the No. 1 name in short-throw projectors. BenQ America Corp. offers an extensive line of visual display and presentation solutions that incorporate the very latest technologies. The company delivers a broad range of Colorific(TM) projectors, RevolutionEyes(TM) monitors, and flat-panel displays for any application and market — education, home, gaming, enterprise, government, house of worship, digital signage, A/V, and IT — with cutting-edge models that lead the industry in performance, reliability, environmental sustainability, and aesthetics. Whether it’s interactive digital whiteboards for classrooms, full HD 3D projectors for home theaters, short-throw projectors for boardrooms, interactive flat-panel displays for digital signage, or LED backlight monitors for professional gaming, BenQ continues to defy the limits of digital displays. The company’s products are available across North America through leading value-added distributors, resellers, and retailers.

More information is available at www.BenQ.us.

(1) Based upon Q4’13 Quarterly Projector Shipment and Forecast Report from PMA Research

About BenQ Corporation
Founded on the corporate vision of “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life,” BenQ Corporation is a world-leading human technology and solutions provider aiming to elevate and enrich every aspect of consumers’ lives. To realize this vision, the company focuses on the aspects that matter most to people today — lifestyle, business, healthcare, and education — with the hope of providing people with the means to live better, increase efficiency, feel healthier, and enhance learning. Such means include a delightful broad portfolio of people-driven products and embedded technologies spanning digital projectors, monitors, interactive large-format displays, digital cameras and camcorders, mobile computing devices, and lighting solutions. Because it matters.

About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is a $20+ billion powerhouse comprised of 15+ independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries with a combined workforce of over 100,000 employees. Each Group member is a recognized leader in its own field, contributing to the BenQ Group’s vast resources, broad R&D, and distinct strategic strengths. By leveraging each company’s vertical specialization to create true scale across horizontal markets, the BenQ Group controls a highly efficient value chain with the unrivaled ability to deliver critical components and world-class solutions in the following industries: TFT-LCD, green energy, fine chemicals and advanced materials, lighting, IC design, precision components, system integration, branded business, and service. The Group is committed to profitable and sustainable businesses that share its long-standing vision of “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life.”

The BenQ Group companies are: BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world’s top manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ ESCO Corp., BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Corp., BenQ Medical Center, BenQ Medical Technology Corp., BriView Co., Ltd., Daxin Materials Corp., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp., and Raydium Semiconductor Corp.

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Expansion Kit Bundles Now Available for Sonnet’s Echo Express III-R and xMac Pro Server Rackmount Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe Expansion Systems

Five New Preconfigured Modules for Sonnet’s Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kit Deliver Popular Storage Expansion and Media Ingest Options

IRVINE, Calif. — May 28, 2014 — Sonnet Technologies today announced five new Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kits for the Echo(TM) Express III-R, a 2U rackmount Thunderbolt(TM) 2-to-PCI Express(R) (PCIe(R)) expansion system, and for the recently announced xMac(TM) Pro Server Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe expansion system and 4U rackmount enclosure for new Mac Pro(R) computers. Those expansion systems were designed to accommodate additional equipment within their enclosures, and the Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kits take advantage of that feature by offering users a simple way to add two 5.25-inch mobile rack devices to their equipment rack without taking up any more space.

The new preconfigured mobile rack systems include the basic Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kit with internal 100-watt power supply and 40-millimeter fan; one or two devices such as swappable 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drive cages, a Blu-ray(TM) burner, or a professional video media card reader; a PCIe controller card to support the devices; and the necessary cables to connect them together. Kits including drive cages require the user to purchase SATA hard disk drives or Solid State Drives. With the drive cages preinstalled in the mounting bracket, users need only install the PCIe card and Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kit in the expansion system, and connect the devices and card with the provided cables.

Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kits are available in the following configurations:

The Storage Expansion x8 Edition is configured for those requiring access to high storage volumes and the ability to swap out drives easily. This edition includes the basic Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kit, eight swappable 2.5-inch 6 Gb/sec SATA drive cages, one eight-port 6 Gb/sec SAS/SATA PCIe 2.0 host bus adapter card, and all required cables.

The Blu-ray Mastering Edition is configured for users needing an easy way to create Blu-ray disc masters using files from multiple drives. This edition includes the basic Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kit; one 6x BD-R Blu-ray burner optical drive; two swappable 6 Gb/sec SATA 2.5-inch drive cages; one trayless, swappable 6 Gb/sec SATA 3.5-inch drive cage; one four-port 6 Gb/sec eSATA PCIe 2.0 host controller card; and all required cables.

The Pro Media Reader Edition is configured to enable users to ingest files easily and quickly from just about any HD video memory card — SxS(TM), P2, CompactFlash(R), SDHC(TM), and SDXC(TM) — through one device, and offload the files to multiple drives. This edition includes the basic Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kit, one Qio(TM) MR Thunderbolt Edition pro universal media reader with Thunderbolt Interface adapter and Thunderbolt cable, four swappable 2.5-inch 6 Gb/sec SATA drive cages, one four-port 6 Gb/sec eSATA PCIe 2.0 host controller card, and all required cables.

The Mac Pro Migration Edition is configured with the seasoned Mac Pro user in mind, providing a simple way to move drives from an old tower into a new Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe expansion system. This kit includes the basic Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kit; three trayless, swappable 3.5-inch 6 Gb/sec SATA drive cages; one four-port 6 Gb/sec eSATA PCIe 2.0 host controller card; and all required cables.

The Data Archiving and Storage Edition is configured for those needing extra storage expansion and the ability to archive the data to an LTO tape drive. This kit includes the basic Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kit, four swappable 2.5-inch 6 Gb/sec SATA drive cages, one eight-port 6 Gb/sec SAS/SATA PCIe 2.0 host bus adapter card, and all required cables. The user must also purchase an LTO tape drive to complete the package.

Sonnet’s Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kits are priced as follows: The Storage Expansion x8 Edition (part number MR-STO-X8SSD) has a suggested retail price of $999. The Blu-ray Mastering Edition (part number MR-BRM-X2S1H) has a suggested retail price of $899. The Pro Media Reader Edition (part number MR-QIO-X4SSD) has a suggested retail price of $1,899. The Mac Pro Migration Edition (part number MR-MPM-X3HD) has a suggested retail price of $699. The Data Archiving Edition (part number MR-LTO-X4SSD) has a suggested retail price of $899. All five new kits are available immediately.

More information on the Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kits is available at www.sonnettech.com/product/mobilerackkit.

More information on Sonnet’s complete product family is available at www.sonnettech.com.

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About Sonnet Technologies
Sonnet Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of storage systems, Thunderbolt(TM) technology PCIe(R) expansion products, interface cards, and media readers for professional users in the audio, video, and broadcast industries. Sonnet’s Thunderbolt expansion products enable the use of pro audio I/O and DSP cards, pro video capture and transcoding cards, interface cards, and other high-performance PCIe cards with mini, portable, and all-in-one computers. The company’s product line features a range of high-performance, cost-effective, and reliable RAID storage solutions. For more than 27 years Sonnet has pioneered and brought to market innovative and award-winning products that enhance the performance and connectivity of Mac(R), Windows(R), and other industry-standard computers. More information is available at www.sonnettech.com.

Echo, xMac and Qio are trademarks of Sonnet Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Photo Caption: Sonnet mobile rack device mounting kits, plus the Echo(TM) Express III-R with a kit installed (sold separately), and an xMac Pro(TM) Server with a different kit installed (also sold separately).

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Revolabs Executive HD Wireless Microphone System Brings Flexible Recording to Humberside Police Force

Partnership With Weston Digital Technologies Provides Wireless Recording, 128-Bit Encryption, and HD Audio Capabilities to Mission-Critical Police Installation

SUDBURY, Mass. — May 28, 2014 — Revolabs today announced that the company’s Executive HD(TM) wireless microphone system is now integrated with Weston Digital Technologies’ Symphony Ambient Recording solution to provide wireless recording capabilities to the U.K.’s Humberside Police Force. Delivering exceptional audio quality, fail-safe security, and unparalleled versatility, the wireless ambient recording solution allows Humberside police to manage large-scale incidents from multiple control rooms while maintaining meticulous quality and compliance standards.

Covering a population of over 1.14 million citizens within the districts of North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, East Yorkshire, and the urban area of Kingston upon Hull, Humberside Police required a mission-critical recording solution for its highly demanding, fast-paced, and dynamic environment. By pairing Weston Digital Technologies’ Symphony Ambient Recording solution with Revolabs’ wireless, wearable microphone system, Humberside Police officers gain the flexibility and performance needed for managing serious incidents without compromising the force’s best practice requirements.

“In police command and control facilities such as the Humberside Police Force, mission-critical incident management discussions require the ability to operate within multiroom environments,” said Mike Partridge, commercial director at Weston Digital Technologies. “As a result, Weston needed to select a wireless microphone solution that could deliver a combination of exceptional audio quality, total versatility, and fail-safe security. The combination of Revolabs’ Executive HD and our Symphony Ambient Recording solution provides users with a flexible, safe, high-end feature set that is also incredibly easy to use. The ability to replay ambient audio synchronized with the call recordings and radio communications is invaluable for incident reconstruction.”

Fully integrated within the Symphony Ambient Recording solution, Revolabs’ Executive HD system provides unrivalled flexibility, quality, and security for demanding environments such as the Humberside Police. Supporting up to eight wireless microphones, multiple units can be linked together to support up to 32 microphones per area while integrating with all control systems via RS-232 or Ethernet — making the system a seamless, natural extension of any new or existing environment. An intuitive, front-panel LCD display provides simple control and configuration on-location, while management software is available for the convenience of remotely monitoring and controlling the system via Ethernet connection.

“Our new wireless solution allows senior officers to focus on managing incidents without worrying about audio recording elements, ensuring that best practices are followed at all times,” said Dave Christison, senior infrastructure engineer at Humberside Police. “With Revolabs microphones attaching directly to clothing or lanyards, officers are also able to move freely between control rooms without dropping communication recordings while 128-bit encryption ensures that all our communications remain fully secure, providing crucial protection for our transmissions.”

“As critical communication environments such as courtrooms and police stations turn to wireless technologies for their audio capture requirements, sound quality, design intuitiveness, and robust security become central elements to their installations’ reliability and success,” said Marc Cremer, COO at Revolabs. “Our Executive HD 4- and 8-channel wireless microphone system was engineered with these precise requirements in mind, allowing users such as the Humberside Police Force to perform their duties with the reassurance that audio capture remains clear, safe, and extremely flexible. We are thrilled to pair our system with Weston’s Symphony Ambient Recording solution and look forward to similar collaborations in the future.”

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About Weston Digital Technologies:
Weston Digital Technologies is the developer of the Symphony suite of synchronous communications recording, replay, and analysis applications. Their products are trusted by many of the world’s leading companies to record critical business communications including TDM, VoIP, and Mobile Call Recording along with Screen Data, Ambient Audio, and CCTV, whilst Symphony’s analytic capabilities help organisations to meet regulatory requirements, optimise their workforce and better understand their customers. Symphony can be found at work in a diverse range of environments including financial institutions, Blue-Light Services and contact centres. The company is headquartered in Sussex, U.K. and can be reached at +44 (0)1403-783-344 or www.westondigital.com.

About Revolabs:
Revolabs Inc. is the premier provider of audio solutions for unified communications, enterprise collaboration, and professional audio applications across a wide range of markets. Offering unmatched audio quality that allows users to “hear every word,” the company’s teleconferencing and microphone systems are utilized across the globe for a variety of applications, from webcasts and video conferencing to podcasts and broadcasting. Combining the ultimate in flexibility with sleek, stylish form factors, Revolabs solutions cut the cord, facilitating natural mobility by allowing participants to move about a workspace and still be heard, without being held back by wires. Leading the way in innovation, the company continues to add to its portfolio of value-added audio and telephony systems with superior products. Revolabs systems are secure (encrypted), rechargeable (environmentally friendly), and GSM-impervious. The company is headquartered in Sudbury, Massachusetts, and can be reached at +1-800-326-1088 or www.revolabs.com.

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MultiDyne 2014 Cine Gear Expo Exhibitor News

Visit MultiDyne(R) at the 2014 Cine Gear Expo — Booth 301

At the 2014 Cine Gear Expo, MultiDyne(R) will showcase a broad range of innovative, fiber-optic-based video and audio transport solutions designed specifically for pro A/V and broadcast applications.

A key highlight at the booth will be additions to the MultiDyne SilverBACK(TM) family of fiber transport solutions. Responding to consumer demand, MultiDyne has added the option for Ethernet transport and DC power taps to the SilverBACK family.

Key Product and Technology Demonstrations

The Dingo(TM) Fiber Transport Card Line
At the 2014 Cine Gear Expo, MultiDyne(R) will introduce The Dingo(TM), a new fiber transport card set. Featuring a flexible, elegant design, The Dingo supports a wide range of camera signals — 3G HD-SDI, composite video, analog or digital audio with cross-conversion, intercom, serial data, and Gigabit Ethernet — over a single fiber-optic cable. Available in three interoperable formats, The Dingo brings unprecedented flexibility to all aspects of fiber transport.

The Dingo is available as an openGear(R) compatible card that offers SNMP management and power redundancy in a single hot-swappable card; as a portable, black box that makes a great addition to MultiDyne’s LightBrix line; or as a smaller personality card for The BullDog(TM), LiGHTBoX(R), and LiGHTCuBE(R) product lines — all from MultiDyne. All three formats are interoperable, enabling seamless communication between openGear cards and other fiber transport equipment in the field.

The Dingo supports a variety of applications including broadcast, A/V, sports, OB, ENG, POV, and multicamera shoots, making it the ideal solution for professional camera operators as well as field and facility infrastructures.

As part of The Dingo Line, MultiDyne will release an individual card for each signal transport, as well as various signal combinations, creating over two dozen individual cards in order to fit each and every fiber transport application — all available as cards, a black box, or as personality cards for The BullDog, LiGHTBoX and LiGHTCuBE.

The BullDog(TM) Field Fiber Transport System and The BullDog Big Brothers
MultiDyne(R) is now shipping The BullDog(TM), an innovative field fiber transport system that packs endless functionality into a compact, rugged package. Using The BullDog, professional camera operators can significantly extend the transmission distance of multiple camera signals, including HD-SDI video, audio, intercom, control data, Ethernet, GPIOs, tally, and power. In addition to transporting any camera signal over a single fiber cable, The BullDog can efficiently transport up to eight HD-SDI signals in any direction. Designed to withstand the harsh environments of sports and ENG applications, the cost-effective and scalable system can be easily configured to support a wide range of existing and next-generation signals.

Already operating on a lightweight battery pack, The BullDog gives users the option of adding the MultiDyne JUICE power supply. In addition to transmitting signals to and from the camera with a hybrid optical cable, users can send power to The BullDog and the camera. With the Juice option, there is no need for a battery or local power, which is particularly useful at golf courses and venues without a power infrastructure.

In addition to its standard compact version of The BullDog, MultiDyne will highlight The BullDog Big Brothers, two larger-sized units that pack even more functionality into a still rugged and compact form factor.

SilverBACK-4K(TM) Will Have Significant New Features Including Ethernet and Power Taps
Also on display at the 2014 Cine Gear Expo will be the MultiDyne(R) SilverBACK-4K(TM), a powerful camera-mounted fiber transport solution that supports 4K (Ultra HD) digital television. Utilizing SilverBACK-4K, users can seamlessly transmit any camera signal, including Ultra HD video, HD-SDI video, audio, intercom, control data, GPIOs, tally, and power, over a single hybrid copper and fiber cable.

The SilverBACK-4K is available in two versions: a feature-rich model with a video option for viewfinder or monitor viewing in the field; and a low-cost model without the viewfinder/monitor viewing option. Ultra HD support can be added to any existing SilverBACK-4K system through a simple upgrade, enabling MultiDyne customers to deliver a state-of-the-art 4K television experience cost-effectively.

The award-winning MultiDyne SilverBACK-4K transport system features an elegant, compact case, measuring just over one inch thick, with a simple, intuitive user interface. Ideal for digital cinema, sports, ENG, D-SNG and multicamera studio applications, SilverBACK-4K can transport SDI video up to 4K uncompressed, with embedded or separate program audio. A JUICE power supply can be added to support camera distances of up to 500 meters.

SilverBACK-II(TM) With JUICE Camera-Mounted Fiber Transport Solution
The MultiDyne(R) signature SilverBACK-II(TM) with JUICE is a cost-effective, camera-mounted fiber transport solution capable of transmitting any camera signal, including HD-SDI video, audio, control data, GPIOs, tally, and power, over a single hybrid fiber and copper cable without relying on local power or batteries. Featuring an elegant, compact case measuring just over one inch thick, the SilverBACK-II with JUICE eliminates operator fatigue in the field by providing users with a lightweight, remote powering system that can be seamlessly integrated onto any camera. Ideally suited for news, sports, ENG, D-SNG, OB, and multicamera studio applications, the SilverBACK-II with JUICE can transport SDI video up to 3G HD-SDI uncompressed, with embedded or separate program audio. A return video option also supports up to 3G HD-SDI video for viewfinder or monitor viewing, providing a high-quality viewing experience for users in the field. In addition, the unit enables operators to achieve camera control/RCP paint functions through one of the three available data channels. An additional back channel is available for camera sync or genlock. Several options are available for optical connectivity including STs, Neutrik(R) opticalCon, Fibreco Mini MX expanded beam, and Lemo(R) 304M. The SilverBACK-II with JUICE is now available with Ethernet and DC power taps as well.

Company Overview:

For more than 30 years, MultiDyne(R) has been a leading provider of innovative video and fiber-optic-based transport systems for the broadcast, cable, satellite, production, digital cinema, pro A/V, corporate, retail, surveillance, teleconferencing, judicial arraignment, transportation, government, military, and healthcare markets. MultiDyne’s fiber-optic transport systems for video, SDI, 3G HD, DVB/ASI, VGA, DVI, HDMI, audio, AES, Ethernet, data, and CATV, as well as the company’s other broadcast accessories, are used worldwide by such industry leaders as ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, RAI, BBC, and the U.S. Department of Transportation. MultiDyne provides a seven-year warranty on its core product line. For more information, call MultiDyne at 1-877-MULTIDYNE or 1-516-671-7278, visit the company’s website at www.multidyne.com, or send an email to sales@multidyne.com.

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Artel Video Systems to Showcase DigiLink Media Transport Platform at AHECTA 2014

DigiLink Provides Educational Institutions With a Single, Flexible Media Transport Platform for Delivering Broadcast-Quality Video and Data

WESTFORD, Mass. — May 27, 2014 — Artel Video Systems, a leading global provider of broadcast-quality video transport solutions, today announced that it will showcase its DigiLink media transport platform at AHECTA 2014, the education industry’s premier conference for campus communication, cable, and video services. During the show, June 25-27 in Denver, the company will highlight DigiLink’s rich feature set and functionality including transporting video over direct fiber, IP networks, optical backbones, JPEG2000 compression, and integrated routing, all designed to address the challenges educational institutions face when delivering broadcast-quality video and data in interactive and global learning environments.

“Today, higher education is rapidly expanding beyond the classroom walls and campus. As institutions look to provide increased opportunities for distance learning, on and off campus, the need for broadcast-quality media transport is essential,” says Richard Dellacanonica, president at Artel Video Systems. “In addition to being flexible, reliable, and cost-effective, DigiLink is easy to configure and use, making it the ideal solution for educational institutions that want to deliver high-quality, low-latency video and data across IP, direct fiber, and optical networks.”

DigiLink’s unique architecture features internal signal routing capabilities, virtually eliminating the need for external cross connects, video routers, or Ethernet switches. Designed to operate in any operating environment while being compact and power efficient, DigiLink dramatically lowers educational institute capital and operational expenses.

More information about the company’s products is available at www.artel.com.

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About Artel Video Systems (www.artel.com)
Artel Video Systems is a leading global provider of broadcast-quality media transport solutions for IP, direct fiber, and managed optical networks. A pioneer in the industry, Artel developed the first commercially available video-over-fiber video transport platform. In recent years Artel has provided solutions based on DigiLink media platform providing the most reliable and easiest to configure and support solutions. With thousands of deployments DigiLink is relied upon everyday by the world’s largest broadcasters, telecommunication companies, and CATV operators for mission critical video and data feeds to support the world’s most watched sports, news, and entertainment events.

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Joseph Electronics Now Representing ABonAir Wireless Microwave Link Products in North America

NILES, Ill. — May 21, 2014 – Joseph Electronics (JE), the premier one-stop shop for the broadcast industry and provider of copper and fiber terminations and custom fiber solutions through Joseph Fiber Solutions (JFS), today announced that it has become an authorized North American distributor and service center for Israel’s ABonAir. ABonAir designs and markets wireless video link systems for professional camera and production teams worldwide, enabling them to transmit video content directly from cameras to media centers, director-monitors, or outside broadcast (OB) vans over the air using microwave technology. JE will represent ABonAir’s wireless microwave link products to the OB truck, ENG, and TV station markets.

“ABonAir designs solid, license-free, top-of-the-line wireless HD link systems at a great price point, which makes them a welcome addition to our product portfolio and a great fit for our customers,” said Yohay Hahamy, president and CEO of Joseph Electronics. “We demonstrated the system live at NAB this year, where the transmitter was outside in the production truck exhibit area and the receiver was in our booth in the central hall. The signal was clear even though there was no direct line of sight and a concrete wall between us — a result that got the attention of several of our customers.”

The only North American ABonAir distributor that is not a system integrator, JE will work with ABonAir on specific improvements — such as remote antennas via fiber and unique packaging options — that will make the systems even better-suited to remote production.

“It was a natural choice for ABonAir to partner with Joseph Electronics due to its technology leadership, nationwide exposure, and vast experience,” said ABonAir CEO Eran Igler. “Joseph Electronics’ leadership, professionalism, reputation, and top-tier customer base fit perfectly with ABonAir’s high-end, robust line of wireless broadcast transmission systems. This agreement gives ABonAir access to a larger number of broadcasters and production companies in North America.”

ABonAir’s AB Series of professional wireless HD links use a robust orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) radio that assures reliable links under even the most difficult conditions. When combined with OFDM technology, ABonAir’s proprietary air protocol enables the systems to stream HD video at the highest quality with consistent bit rates to meet broadcast standards. ABonAir’s OFDM-based systems allow video transmission up to 8,200 feet while consuming only 10 watts of power.

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

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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, London, and Zurich. More information about Joseph Electronics can be found at www.josephelectronics.com.

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Revolabs Connects With Business Breakthrough Paris 2014

SUDBURY, Mass. — May 22, 2014 — Revolabs today announced that it will exhibit its next-generation Executive Elite wireless microphone system and audio-enhancing FLX UC 500 USB conference phone at the Business Breakthrough Event Paris 2014 on June 3 at The Espaces CAP 15. This is the second Business Breakthrough Event to be held in Europe this year and offers attendees up-to-date information on evolving unified communications (UC) and collaboration solutions and workflow integration. more

Biamp Systems Showcases TesiraFORTÉ at the Business Breakthrough Event 2014 in London

Biamp’s DSP-based audio processors provide incredible flexibility for everyday and enterprise-grade applications

BEAVERTON, Oregon — May 22, 2014 — Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, today announced its participation in the Business Breakthrough Event 2014 in London on May 29. The premier event will provide attendees with information, discussion platforms, and solution updates within the rapidly evolving unified communications space. As a gold-level sponsor of the event, Biamp(R) will showcase its newly launched TesiraFORTÉ digital signal processors and host an educational presentation titled “It’s Amazing What Happens When People Hear What You Say — Delivering Audio That Works.” more

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