A virtual press conference from Sound & Video Contractor

Archive by Summer McLennan

Oklahoma PBS Station OETA Outfits its New Tulsa Facility With Utah Scientific Routing Equipment

SALT LAKE CITY — Nov. 30, 2011 — Utah Scientific, the worldwide leader in routing and master control switchers, today announced that the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) has installed Utah Scientific routing equipment to anchor the infrastructure for its new Tulsa studio and office facility. OETA is the regional PBS program provider serving 1.8 million viewers a week across Oklahoma and in surrounding states.

The newly built plant replaces the analog/digital-hybrid Tulsa facility, and represents an upgrade to HD to match the rest of the PBS network. Construction and systems integration for the new facility came together fairly quickly and on time. Planning was a group effort and included systems integration by Digital Resources Inc. out of Dallas.

OETA installed two UTAH-400 routing switchers (one 3G HD video and one audio) to replace its UTAH-300 analog router. The routing switchers are controlled by Utah Scientific’s SC-4 control system. The installation also includes UTAH-100 Series 3 HD (3G), SD, analog video, digital audio, and analog audio distribution amplifiers (DAs); and two TSG-490 sync generators with automatic changeover and GPS synchronization.

“We chose the UTAH-400 routers because our previous Utah router served us so well for so many years,” said Roger Newton, OETA Tulsa chief engineer. “The tight integration between the video and audio routers is also important.”

Newton also cited Utah Scientific’s sales and technical support as reasons for choosing the equipment.

Utah Scientific’s distribution amplifiers enabled OETA to separate master production control from the technical operations center, which occupied the same room in the old building. Now the DAs feed the video signal from the studio cameras to the video production switcher, solving the noise problems that often resulted from the previous setup.

The UTAH-400 is specifically designed to address the growing requirement for large switching systems with its ability to expand seamlessly from 8×8 to 1152×1152 and beyond. The UTAH-400 is based on a revolutionary new matrix architecture that greatly reduces the complexity of large systems, resulting in considerable improvements in rack space and power requirements as well as yielding significant cost reductions.

“OETA fills the need for educational and public television for all of Oklahoma and beyond, and the new Tulsa facility was long overdue for them,” said Tom Harmon, president and CEO of Utah Scientific. “Now they can more easily and effectively reach their viewers with a rich HD experience, and Utah Scientific will be there to help them do it.”

More information on Utah Scientific routing and master control switching products can be found at www.utahscientific.com.

# # #

About OETA
OETA – the Oklahoma Network is Oklahoma’s statewide public media network, providing Oklahomans across the state with educational and public television programming, outreach initiatives, and online features that collectively encourage lifelong learning. Using 18 transmitters to reach more than three million people in Oklahoma and surrounding states, OETA is the top-rated statewide public media network in the United States. Explore www.oeta.tv to learn more about OETA, including the network’s statewide broadcasting system and production facilities.

About Utah Scientific, Inc.
Throughout more than 30 years in business, Utah Scientific has earned its position as worldwide leader in routing and master control switchers by working with customers to meet their needs for advanced signal distribution and control technology. The company’s confidence in its industry-leading products is exemplified by its renowned no-fee, 10-year warranty, and validated by multiple Frost & Sullivan Customer Service Leadership Awards. Additional information about Utah Scientific and its products can be found at www.utahscientific.com.

ENDS

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News |

DNF Controls Announces New Production Control Application for Live Television

Application is First in a Series of Infrastructure Control Solutions Built on DNF’s Flex Control Network(R)

SYLMAR, Calif. — Nov. 30, 2011 — DNF Controls today announced the Production Control Application for broadcasters built on the Flex Control Network(R), DNF’s modular platform of professional IP-based machine controllers that solve all manner of operational control problems, setting a new standard of excellence for operational efficiency and profitability. The Production Control System is a specific combination of Flex Control equipment that provides fast, simple, and reliable control over video and graphic playout devices for live and live-to-tape programming, including national and local news, sports, lifestyle and talk shows, and faith-based productions.

The Production Control Application is a complete, semi-automated solution that works with existing control room equipment to simplify production control, expand production capabilities, enhance production look and branding, and minimize production errors. Broadcasters can control up to 24 channels of VTRs, DDRs, video servers, and graphic devices for on-air and on-set playout from highly reliable, easy-to-use, tactile control panels and their production switcher. Because the Production Control Application can automatically control multiple machines synchronously with the touch of a button, the technical director is free to concentrate on the production rather than the technology.

Additionally, the Production Control Application streamlines pre-production setup and last-minute on-air changes for late-breaking and unscripted events.

“Despite the complex nature of today’s broadcast operations, our customers still want a more simplified and intuitive workflow,” said Dan Fogel, CTO of DNF Controls. “This system does just that. Not only does it improve workflow and reliability by automating and timing complex interactions, the simple setup and configuration means reduced engineering involvement and cost. Groups have local control while creating centralized and shared equipment centers, and an error management tool can improve on-air performance and accuracy.”

The Production Control Application consists of dual DC20 device controllers that control up to four devices each, along with two types of control panels — a CP20 event-based, cue-marking, VTR-style control panel, and a ST420 shotbox for instantaneous access to trigger complex events. By adding device controllers, the application expands to control up to 24 channels. The result is an integrated, standalone tactile control system, or a sophisticated, cost-effective backup and manual playout control system always at hand.

The control panels talk over Ethernet to the device controllers, which contain the correct control protocols. By separating the control panels and device controllers, broadcasters can create centralized systems in an equipment or control room, or distributed systems that allows users to control playout devices with frame accuracy via Ethernet from anywhere in the world. This distributed system architecture means that failure of an individual piece will not cripple the entire system.

The Production Control System is based on the Flex Control Network, DNF’s flagship technology that encompasses DNF’s more than 20 years of experience providing “must work,” mission-critical control systems for broadcast and production operations. The Flex Control platform consists of device controllers with 25 drivers and interface solutions that combine with a full range of control panels to create applications for solving even the most complex control problems while using existing IP infrastructure as the backbone. With its tactile control surfaces, browser-based interfaces for ease of use and deployment, and simple push-button operation using “event to action” logic for sophisticated, automated control, Flex Control delivers unparalleled centralized and distributed control over machinery and workflows.

More information on DNF Controls solutions is available at www.dnfcontrols.com.

# # #

About DNF Controls
DNF Controls is a leading provider of hardware- and software-based control solutions for the broadcast, audio/video production, post-production, and graphics markets. By partnering with industry-leading manufacturers and customers, DNF provides innovative, reliable, precise, and easy-to-use products for point-to-point control as well as facility-wide multipoint control applications. Its flagship technology, the Flex Control Network(R), is a modular platform of professional IP-based machine controllers that solve all manner of operational control problems, setting a new standard of excellence for operational efficiency, profitability and reliability. DNF Controls’ customers include major U.S. and international broadcast and cable networks, television stations and production facilities, mobile production trucks, stadiums, and arenas. DNF Controls is headquartered in Sylmar, Calif. More information is available at www.dnfcontrols.com.

ENDS

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News |

RTI Selects TOTAL Marketing as Commercial Manufacturers’ Representative and Full-Line Distributor for Southwestern, Western, and South-Central U.S.

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Nov. 30, 2011 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced that the company has appointed TOTAL Marketing as its representative and distributor for commercial integrators in the Southwestern, Western, and South-Central United States. Under the agreement, TOTAL Marketing will act as an extension of RTI’s sales and marketing team, providing training and support for RTI’s commercial integrators in 10 states, in addition to distributing the company’s full line of award-winning control solutions.

TOTAL Marketing is an independent manufacturers’ representative firm and distributor serving the A/V and visual communications markets. The company will be selling and distributing RTI’s entire line of handheld and in-wall controllers, central processors, audio distribution solutions, and related accessories in Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana.

“RTI’s control products offer the perfect complement to our portfolio of commercial A/V solutions,” said Mark Merrick, TOTAL Marketing vice president of sales. “And while the company’s handheld and in-wall controllers provide the ease of use and advanced functionality that our customers are looking for, RTI has gone well beyond traditional control with remote monitoring, access on mobile devices or PCs, audio distribution systems, and more. These capabilities, and RTI’s competitive pricing, keep us ahead of the technological curve and allow us to meet the needs of virtually any control application through a single manufacturer.”

“Our partnership with TOTAL Marketing is a key step in expanding our presence in the U.S. commercial A/V market,” said Brian van der Hagen, commercial market general manager, RTI. “Having served in this space for 25 years, TOTAL Marketing is a trusted name in the industry, with a well-respected staff and proven performance as a rep and distributor. Partnering with such a well-established firm will be instrumental in bringing our control solutions to a new group of integrators.”

More information on TOTAL Marketing can be found at http://www.totalmktg.com/TM/.

# # #

About Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI)
Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) is a leading control systems manufacturer offering innovative, sophisticated, and user-friendly devices for professionally installed electronic systems. The company’s wide array of award-winning handheld and in-wall universal controllers, central processors, audio distribution systems, and accessories are marketed exclusively through a worldwide network of professional integrators. For complete control and monitoring over electronic systems from virtually anywhere in the world, the power of RTI is available on the iPhone(R), iPod touch(R), and iPad(R) through the company’s award-winning RTiPanel application, just as the RTI Virtual Panel program offers access and control via any PC running Microsoft(R) Windows(R). All RTI solutions are programmed through the company’s world-renowned Integration Designer(R) software, easily allowing dealers to provide a completely customizable user interface for intuitive command over the entire electronics system.

Founded in 1992 with a committed focus on the custom installation market, RTI offers a number of award-winning support and incentive programs to its dealers, including educational opportunities through the Advanced Control University (ACU), and the popular Control Bucks and Dealer Accommodation programs. In addition, through RTI’s Integration Partner Program, the company has reached out to manufacturers across the industry to ensure that RTI products integrate seamlessly with a wide variety of components and systems.

Additional information on RTI and its innovative control solutions is available at www.rticorp.com.

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

ENDS

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News |

Revolabs Ramping Up Internship and Co-op Program; Visiting Boston-Area Colleges to Present Informational Sessions to Students

SUDBURY, Mass. — Nov. 28, 2011 — Revolabs Inc. today announced that the company is visiting Boston-area universities to present informational sessions on its internship and co-op program to students, and to interview applicants. Consisting of internships and cooperative educational positions, Revolabs’ program provides students with an opportunity to learn about both hardware and software while receiving hands-on experience testing the company’s microphones and assisting in quality assurance. more

Atlona(R) Introduces the Atlona Academy Training Program

Atlona(R) Kicks Off New Training Events and Educational Resources for the A/V Industry

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Nov. 21, 2011 — Atlona(R), a leading digital connectivity solutions provider, today introduced the Atlona Academy for its international and domestic dealers, distributors, and reps. The academy consists of a series of regional and online training events and programs designed to increase awareness of Atlona products and innovations, as well as new and emerging A/V technologies and opportunities.

At Atlona Academy training events, a variety of industry experts will provide the company’s channel partners with time- and overhead-savings tips, in-depth usage case examples of Atlona products, and an understanding of what is coming in A/V technology. The Atlona Academy program will also offer a series of new certification levels for select dealers, resellers, and integrators.

“Through the Atlona Academy, we want to help our channel partners not only to be successful in presenting information on our products, but also to be able to offer valuable insight and recommendations about the latest technologies and trends that are shaping our industry,” said Kevin Billingsley, sales director at Atlona.

Each Atlona Academy training event offers a concise focus on specific products and technologies, including HDBaseT(TM) technology, matrix switchers, HDMI extenders, HDMI testing kits, and much more. The academy will kick off on Nov. 29 and 30 with one-hour online webinars covering HDBaseT technology and Atlona’s HDMI testing kits. These webinars will be followed by an invitation-only Atlona Academy Regional Training Event in San Francisco on Dec. 7. The regional event will offer select partners in the area hands-on and presentation-based information that provides a broader and deeper overview of the company and its products.

“We created the Atlona Academy because there is too much confusion for end users in today’s consumer electronics market,” said Atlona President and CEO Ilya Khayn. “These days, most consumers have less money to spend on A/V technology, and they deserve to be made aware of the advantages that only Atlona can provide. By educating our dealers, distributors, and reps, we are also educating their customers, helping to ensure that the money they invest in A/V technology is well-spent.”

More information and immediate registration for upcoming Atlona Academy training events is available at http://www2.atlona.com/l/9782/2011-11-02/172L.

# # #

Follow Atlona: http://atlonatech.blogspot.com/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Atlona-Technologies/47099138613 http://www.atlona.com/RSS-Feeds/ http://twitter.com/Atlona http://www.youtube.com/user/AtlonaVideoDemo

About Atlona(R) Atlona(R) — “Connecting Technology to Your World.” As a global manufacturer of cutting-edge digital connectivity solutions, Atlona supplies an extensive range of high-quality products — from cables, splitters, and extenders to distribution amplifiers, converters, switchers, and much more — to a diverse client base spanning the consumer electronics, home theater, computing, retail, systems integration, professional A/V, broadcast, entertainment, medical digital imaging, and digital signage markets.

Made from the finest materials and offering unique feature sets, the company’s value-added products can be found in installations worldwide. Atlona provides a wide range of solutions from all three of its comprehensive product lines: Atlona Home (consumer electronics), Atlona Professional (systems integration), and Atlona Commercial (commercial). More information about Atlona is available at www.atlona.com.

Atlona is a registered trademark of Lenexpo Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

ENDS

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News |

Haivision Network Video Government Video Expo 2011 Preview

Haivision Network Video Government Video Expo 2011 Preview
Washington, D.C. — Nov. 29 – Dec. 1
Booth 729 more

BenQ America Corp. Inks Deal With ASI

Value-Added IT Distributor to Offer BenQ’s Complete Line of High-Performance Projectors and LED Backlight Monitors
more

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: Company Announcements, News |

Haivision Network Video Named Akamai Digital Media NetAlliance Solution Partner

aivision and Akamai Highlight Joint Customer Solutions as Akamai’s NetAlliance Partner Program Expands to Include Digital Media Ecosystem

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Nov. 19, 2011 — Haivision Network Video today announced that the company has been named a NetAlliance Partner in Akamai Technologies’ newly expanded NetAlliance Partner program. In this role, Haivision is a key player among companies that have been recognized for providing value to the overall partner ecosystem for Akamai’s leading cloud platform.

“There is strong synergy between Haivision and Akamai, since both companies are enabling customers to leverage the cloud to deliver more streams to more platforms. A great example is our HyperStream(TM) Live cloud-based video transcoding service, which is integrated with the Akamai HD Network to reduce the cost and complexity of over-the-top multiplatform content delivery,” said Peter Forman, vice president of the Internet Media Division, Haivision Network Video. “As Akamai’s first Digital Media NetAlliance Solution Partner, we’re looking forward to working closely with Akamai and its broad ecosystem of partners to continue bringing new solutions to market that meet the evolving media streaming and multiplatform requirements of our customers.”

The NetAlliance Partner Program brings together more than 40 hardware and software integrators, application and infrastructure service providers, and commerce and digital media platform providers committed to helping customers leverage the cloud for business success.

“As a best-of-breed technology company delivering robust and superior workflow solutions for its digital media customers, Haivision is an ideal Akamai Digital Media NetAlliance Solution Partner,” said John Sconyers, senior director of media channels at Akamai. “With solutions like HyperStream Live, Haivision addresses the ever-increasing complexity of delivering video easily to any device on any network, and understands the value of a tightly integrated ecosystem of partners for meeting customers’ complex business needs in today’s rapidly moving technology arena.”

# # #

About Akamai Akamai(R) is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. At the core of the company’s solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform(TM) providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www.akamai.com and follow @Akamai on Twitter.

About Haivision Network Video Haivision delivers advanced technology for streaming, recording, managing, and distributing secure IP video and interactive media within the enterprise, education, medical/healthcare, and federal/military markets. Haivision is a private company based in Montreal and Chicago, with technical excellence centers in Beaverton, Ore.; Austin, Texas; and Hamburg, Germany. With a global sales and support organization, Haivision distributes its products through value-added resellers, system integrators, distributors, and OEMs worldwide. More information is available at www.haivision.com.

Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act The release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai’s management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, the effects of any attempts to intentionally disrupt our services or network by hackers or others, unexpected termination of Akamai’s relationship with Diesel, a failure of Akamai’s network infrastructure, and other factors that are discussed in Akamai’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

ENDS

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: Company Announcements, Loudspeakers |

Wohler Announces New Software Interface for MADI-8 Audio Monitor

PC-Based Interface Enables Quick Configuration of Channel Naming and Preset Assignments

SAN FRANCISCO — Nov. 15, 2011 — Wohler Technologies today announced a new software interface for the company’s MADI-8 in-rack audio monitor that allows for control and quick reconfiguration of channel presets from any PC. With the new software, operators now have the ability to name any or all of the 64 available channels and then assign them up to eight available presets. Configurations can be saved as files on the set-up application, so operators can instantly recall channel names and presets from previous events and assign them to other MADI-8 units.

“MADI-8 was the world’s first in-rack MADI monitor to offer simultaneous monitoring of up to eight channels,” said Jeff McNall, product manager at Wohler. “Now, with this new channel-naming and preset configuration application, the unit provides even more convenience in high-volume monitoring applications.”

Giving users the option of creating presets via a PC and keyboard rather than on the MADI-8 unit itself, the firmware upgrade and software application download significantly reduces the time required to configure a MADI-8. For installations with numerous MADI-8 units, using a simple device server adaptor for each of the serial ports can enable all of the MADI-8 units to be controlled via an Ethernet network. This capability allows users to switch MADI-8 units between sport- or event-specific presets over the network, taking very little time to shift channel names and presets from one broadcast to the next.

“We designed the MADI-8 to be a flexible, powerful, and easy-to-use solution for cost-effective audio confidence monitoring, and this new software interface makes the unit an even better match for demanding broadcast and production environments,” added McNall. “Wohler is evolving to incorporate the use of Ethernet networks in configuration of our products. We’ve done it on our AMP2-16V-3G monitor, as well, and we continue to look for additional ways that our customers can take advantage of having Wohler products networked.”

The new software application and firmware upgrade are free to existing MADI-8 users. More information about the MADI-8 and access to updates is available at www.wohler.com.

# # #

About Wohler Technologies Inc. Wohler offers a comprehensive and award-winning range of audio, video, data monitoring, and captioning products designed to provide the highest quality solutions for facilities of all sizes and complexity. Founded in 1987, the San Francisco Bay-area manufacturer has grown to become the dominant provider of confidence monitoring and signal management solutions for the broadcast and pro audio/video markets. Originally inventing and defining the category of in-rack audio, video, and data monitoring products, the company has expanded its offerings to include solutions for captioning and loudness. More information about Wohler and its full range of solutions is available at www.wohler.com.

ENDS

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News |

DNF Sets New Standard for Control Integration in Broadcast Operations With New Flex Control Network(R) Applications

SYLMAR, Calif. — Nov. 15, 2011 — DNF Controls today announced the release of a series of new applications for the Flex Control Network(R), DNF’s modular platform of professional IP-based machine controllers. The new applications provide control integration enabling broadcasters to solve all manner of operational control problems, setting a new standard of excellence for operational efficiency and profitability. The applications are designed for all segments of the broadcast industry, including live and live-to-tape production; master control and playout; broadcast and network (cable) operations; postproduction; live sports; live news; and machine control.

The Flex Control platform consists of device controllers with 25 (and counting) drivers and interface solutions that combine with a full range of control panels to create applications for solving even the most complex control problems while using existing I/P infrastructure as the backbone. With its tactile control surfaces, browser-based interfaces for ease of use and deployment, and simple push-button operation using “event to action” logic for sophisticated, automated control, Flex Control delivers unparalleled centralized and distributed control over machinery and workflows.

“Today’s broadcast facilities comprise more disparate technology than ever before, and all these systems need to be networked, managed, and controlled in new fundamental ways,” said Dan Fogel, CTO of DNF Controls. “The feedback we’re hearing from our customers around the world is that they have found Flex Control Network to be the simplest yet most versatile, and certainly most reliable, solution on the market to address operational control issues. The Flex Control broadcast applications integrate easily with their existing equipment, so they don’t miss a beat when changing setup. Plus the modular nature of the platform means they can scale and adapt the system as their requirements change.”

Flex Control offers infinite possibilities for controlling, monitoring, and managing networked devices over LAN, WAN, and the Internet. With Flex Control, users can add and change devices, control protocols, and control points whenever and wherever they want without disrupting their workflow. Flex Control lets users redistribute the broadcast or production workload at a moment’s notice to keep up with late-breaking news, equipment failure, and unexpected personnel changes or other events. Users can control almost anything in their facility from anywhere in the world using DNF’s Web services from a computer, tablet, smartphone, or any other Web-enabled device.

Flex Control Network is based on DNF’s more than 20 years of experience providing “must work,” mission-critical control systems for broadcast and production operations.

More information on DNF Controls solutions is available at www.dnfcontrols.com.

# # #

About DNF Controls DNF Controls is a leading provider of hardware- and software-based control solutions for equipment used in the television broadcast, audio/video production, post-production, and graphics markets. By partnering with industry-leading manufacturers and customers, DNF provides innovative, reliable, precise, and easy-to-use products for point-to-point control as well as facility-wide multipoint control applications. DNF Controls’ customer list includes all major U.S. television broadcast and cable networks, domestic and international television stations and production facilities, mobile production trucks, stadiums, and arenas. DNF Controls is headquartered in Sylmar, Calif. More information is available at www.dnfcontrols.com.

ENDS

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News |

About

Stay up to date on the latest technology news. Select press representatives post company news several times a day. Check back often to get the latest news on product releases, mergers and acquisitions, and product applications. To be included in this virtual press conference, please contact The Wire.

Calendar

September 2014
M T W T F S S
« Aug    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930  

Your Account

Subscribe

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Subscribe to MyYahoo News Feed

Subscribe to Bloglines

Google Syndication