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Haivision Live Streaming Deployment Wins WFX Solomon Award at WFX 2012

International House of Prayer (IHOP) Internet Streaming Ministry Recognized for Building, Enhancing, and Expanding Church Community

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Sept. 20, 2012 — Haivision announced today that it has been honored with a WFX Solomon Award at WFX 2012 for its Internet streaming ministry project at the International House of Prayer (IHOP) in Kansas City. The WFX Solomon Awards recognize excellence in the creation of outstanding and meaningful projects reflecting the vision, goals, and aspirations of churches. more

Haivision Provides Technology for Live Streaming of WFX 2012 Event

WFX Chooses KulaByte(TM) Encoders and HyperStream(TM) Concierge Services to Stream WFX 2012 Live to Internet Viewers

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Sept. 19, 2012 — Haivision, a global leader in advanced video networking and IP video distribution solutions, announced today that its KulaByte(TM) Internet encoder/transcoder technology and HyperStream(TM) Internet media delivery services is enabling live streaming of WFX Live, a feature of the Worship Facilities Conference and Expo 2012 (WFX 2012) being held in Atlanta today through Sept. 21. Additionally, Haivision is exhibiting its new live streaming solutions for the house of worship market at the event. more

Atlona(R) Now Shipping Professional 4×4 HDMI(R) Matrix Switcher Featuring HDBaseT(TM) Lite Technology

AT-PRO3HD44M HDMI(R) Matrix Switcher Extends HDMI Sources to 230 Feet Over Cat 6a Cable at 1080p and 1920×1200, or 197 Feet With Cat 5e/6.

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Sept. 18, 2012 — Atlona(R) today announced that the company is now shipping its new AT-PRO3HD44M 4×4 HDMI(R) matrix switcher, a Custom Retailer 2012 EXC!TE Award winner and CEDIA’s Best New Product Finalist. The AT-PRO3HD44M allows HDMI signals to travel greater distances from sources such as Blu-ray(TM) players and satellite receivers — up to 230 feet over a single Cat 6a cable at 1080p and 1920×1200, or 197 feet with Cat 5e/6. Featuring HDBaseT(TM) Lite technology, this newest addition to the Atlona matrix switcher product family line supports uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, Power over Ethernet (PoE), and a number of control options, including RS232, IR, and direct front panel control. more

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Atlona(R) Kicks Off Connect U Tour 2012

All-Custom Training Tour to Make 23 Stops in 53 Days

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Sept. 17, 2012 — Atlona(R), a leading digital connectivity solutions provider, today announced that the company has kicked off its Connect U Tour 2012. On the tour, Atlona will be making stops in 23 cities in 53 days, with all trainings customized to meet the needs of attendees at each location. more

Annual Women in CE CEDIA EXPO Breakfast Sells Out for Fourth Straight Year

Gail Kasper Delivers Inspirational Keynote Address to More Than 175 Attendees; Helen Heneveld Receives Volunteer of the Year Award

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Sept. 13, 2012 — Women in Consumer Electronics (CE) today announced that the organization’s annual CEDIA EXPO breakfast reception sold out for the fourth year in a row. Highlights of the breakfast at CEDIA EXPO 2012 in Indianapolis included an inspirational keynote address by Gail Kasper, author of “Another Day Without a Cage: My Breakthrough From Self-Imprisonment to Total Empowerment.” In addition, Helen Heneveld of Bedrock Learning, Inc. was recognized with the Volunteer of the Year Award.

Gail Kasper is a television host, author, advice columnist, Ms. Continental America 2008, and one of the nation’s leading speakers. In her presentation “Breakthrough,” Kasper motivated the crowd with a message of fearlessness, sharing valuable insights from the real-life journey described in her inspirational autobiography. Through stories of powerful successes, heartbreaking failures, inner passion, and humor, she addressed the benefits of self-guidance and the means for building a rewarding career.

In recognition of her invaluable contributions to Women in CE as a volunteer, Helen Heneveld was honored at the event with the organization’s Volunteer of the Year Award. Heneveld is a well-respected and recognized expert who speaks and consults worldwide in the converging home systems industry. She founded Bedrock Learning, Inc. to serve the fast-growing CE industry with effective, convenient, and affordable educational materials and training. Heneveld serves on the Board of Directors of CEA, Tech Home Division, and is also a past board member and the first female board member of CEDIA. Helen is also the first female CEDIA certified installer.

The fourth annual CEDIA EXPO event was sponsored by Monster, CEDIA, Chief, Consumer Technology Publishing Group (CTPG), Da-Lite, Epson, Magnolia/Best Buy, Sanus, Sirius XM, Stewart Filmscreen, IAV Light Speaker, Bedrock Learning, Home Entertainment Source (HES), Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), Specialty Electronics Nationwide (SEN), InGear PR, Speck, Séura, Lutron, and Tivoli Audio.

“This year’s breakfast was another amazing event, and I’d like to thank Gail for providing such valuable insight for the men and women in our industry, and Helen for her contributions to our organization,” said Carol Campbell, founder of Women in CE. “The CEDIA EXPO breakfast is not only an important and meaningful event, but it is really growing to become a highlight of the show itself. Not only did we sell out the event for the fourth year in a row, but sponsorship has risen dramatically. Our sponsors help make this event possible, and I’m very grateful for their continued support.”

The core mission of Women in CE is to provide the women in the consumer electronics industry with an environment that promotes networking and professional growth through the development of relationships and new opportunities. Member benefits include networking with peers online and at live events, such as the annual Women in CE leadership forum; discounts for Women in CE events; admission to the Mentoring Program; access to the Women in CE Member Directory; and access to all Women in CE communications.

Join Women in CE at upcoming events, including the CES 2013 Legacy Awards and Networking Reception and Women in CE’s Career Enhancement Forum during CE Week in June 2013.

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About Women in CE
Women in CE is an interactive community created to provide women in the consumer electronics industry an environment promoting networking and professional growth through the development of relationships and new opportunities. For additional information about membership benefits and to join, please visit www.WomenInCE.org.

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BTX Enhances Pro Plate and Panel Designer Software With 50 New Connector Symbols and New Floor Box Inserts

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. — Sept. 11, 2012 — BTX Technologies, a value-added distributor and manufacturer of interface, integration, and system products, today announced that it has made its free Pro Plate and Panel Designer software even easier to use by adding more than 50 new connector symbols to its drag-and-drop library. In addition, inserts for the industry’s most popular floor boxes are now available through the software, making BTX a one-stop shop for all its customers’ plate and panel needs. more

New ChyronIP Solution Brings Power of Chyron Graphics to NewTek TriCaster

ChyronIP Delivers Two HD/SD Live Full-Motion Graphics Channels via Network, Leaving Inputs Free for Cameras and Other Sources

AMSTERDAM — Sept. 7, 2012 — Chyron today announced the release of ChyronIP, a real-time HD/SD 2D and 3D character and graphics generator that brings the company’s acclaimed full-motion, data-driven 3D graphics to NewTek TriCaster live production systems for the first time. Loaded with all of the features and functions offered by Chyron’s Lyric(TM) PRO software, ChyronIP delivers key and fill signals via the TriCaster network interface, which gives producers two full HD or SD live full-motion channels of Chyron graphics without tying up any of the TriCaster’s video inputs. more

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zeebox Becomes Charter Partner for Chyron ENGAGE Platform

Integration Allows Broadcasters to Create and Publish Live Graphics to zeebox Simply and Economically From Within Existing Graphics Production Workflow

AMSTERDAM — Sept. 7, 2012 — At IBC2012 today, Chyron announced the integration of its ENGAGE second screen and social TV platform with the zeebox companion app and website that makes watching TV better. With seamless access to zeebox from within their existing Chyron graphics systems, broadcasters can cost-effectively leverage the leading second screen app to complement their live programming. more

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Chyron Reveals Enhanced Axis World Graphics Platform to European Market

AMSTERDAM — Sept. 7, 2012 — At IBC2012, Chyron will demonstrate the newest release of the Axis World Graphics platform, the world’s only cloud-based graphics creation system designed specifically for broadcasters. By simplifying, streamlining, and facilitating the graphics creation process, Axis World Graphics enables reporters, production assistants, and news producers to create broadcast-quality graphics. more

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iStreamPlanet Moves to the Cloud

Scalable Cloud-Based Video-Streaming Workflow Helps Customers Keep Up With Digital Proliferation

LAS VEGAS — Sept. 7, 2012 — iStreamPlanet, a leading provider of live and on-demand streaming-video solutions, is moving its portfolio of media workload products and services to the cloud. The move is meant to help the company and its customers meet the growing demand for live events, live linear channels, and on-demand media assets across an ever-increasing number of IP-connected devices, offering scalability and cost reduction that do not exist with today’s video workflow technologies. iStreamPlanet’s portfolio includes a cloud-based workflow platform for live and live linear video; transcoding for video on demand (VOD); an advanced metadata framework service for authentication, authorization, and ID federation; and media encryption and license-clearing services.

“Current technologies and products simply cannot scale to meet the growing demand for more content, longer viewing hours, and high-quality viewing experiences across a plethora of devices,” said Mio Babic, founder, president, and CEO of iStreamPlanet. “In working with some of the largest brands in the digital media industry to produce some of the highest-profile online video experiences in history, we’ve seen firsthand how expensive, cumbersome, and complex it is to keep up with digital proliferation. It is with those experiences and customers in mind that we are developing the next generation of media workload products and services.”

iStreamPlanet’s cloud-based products and services offer unparalleled scalability, security, and flexibility. One component of the portfolio is Director 5, a VOD media-processing workflow that can scale to support up to 1,000 concurrent encode and transcode jobs. Currently offered within a private cloud environment at the US-based Switch SuperNap, the largest data center in the world, Director 5 leverages the latest in virtualization technologies running on high-capacity hardware that are intelligently provisioned and performance-optimized as needed, and then automatically removed when no longer needed so that users pay only for what they use.

Additionally, iStreamPlanet has developed a cloud-based advanced metadata services framework (AMSF) designed to provide rich, device-customizable Electronic Programming Guide (EPG) and TV/VOD metadata, authentication, authorization, and ID federation for live and on-demand streaming of content for OTT devices. AMSF is a key technology solution designed to speed time to market for content holders looking to create rich applications in a secure, consistent manner across a number of IP-connected devices, including smartphones, tablets, and OTT devices such as game consoles and set-top boxes.

Director 5 as well as other iStreamPlanet cloud-based offerings are built on top of cloud technology from CloudSigma, a key strategic partner with presence in the Switch SuperNAP datacenter and in the European-based Interxion datacenter — both of which are close infrastructure partners of iStreamPlanet.

“CloudSigma is proud to partner with iStreamPlanet, an industry-leading innovator in the digital media space, to offer one of the most comprehensive sets of cloud-based media workload technologies available today,” said Patrick Baillie, CEO of CloudSigma “The flexibility, scalability, and security content providers get via cloud-based technologies is the best way to meet the growing demand they face, and we are excited about the solutions that iStreamPlanet is bringing to market based on CloudSigma’s media ecosystem in the cloud.”

Director 5 and AMSF will be commercially available later this year with additional products and services coming in 2013. More information about iStreamPlanet is available at www.istreamplanet.com.

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About iStreamPlanet
iStreamPlanet is a multiplatform managed broadcast solutions provider committed to bringing high-quality video experiences to connected audiences around the world. With over a decade of managed broadcast experience, iStreamPlanet has built a comprehensive offering of video workflow and content management products and services. iStreamPlanet’s innovative approach has been chosen by the world’s leading sports, entertainment, and technology brands including NBC, Turner Broadcasting, AMC Networks, the United States Olympic Committee, AT&T, Microsoft, and others. Founded in 2000, the privately held company is headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in Redmond, Wash., and London. More information can be found at www.istreamplanet.com.

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