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BTX Supplies Gefen HD Digital Signage Players to Help the Healing Process at Florida Hospital for Children

Gefen Players Deliver HD Nature Footage to Hallway Displays on Three Themed Hospital Floors

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. — June 26, 2012 — BTX Technologies, a value-added distributor and manufacturer of interface, integration, and system products, today announced that the company has supplied 30 Gefen HD Digital Signage Players (DSPs) for use in the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children, located in Orlando, Fla. Purchased and installed by A/V integrator Sound Stage Inc., the DSPs are helping to create a stress-free and emotionally healing environment by driving nature footage to displays on three themed hospital floors. more

Two Haivision Deployments Win Commercial Integrator Solutions Awards at InfoComm 2012

JVN Systems Recognized for Stony Brook IP Video System; Whitlock for Video System at Church of Champions more

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Haivision Products Win Multiple Awards at InfoComm 2012

KulaByte(TM) Wins Rental & Staging New Product Award; Makito(TM) Wins SCN Installation Product Award more

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BenQ Projectors Shine Bright at InfoComm 2012

BenQ’s Blue Core Laser Projectors Honored With Commercial Integrator BEST Award and ProjectorReviews.com Best In Classroom Award; SH960 Large-Venue Projector Takes Home Rental & Staging Systems/InfoComm Installation Product Award

IRVINE, Calif. — June 21, 2012 — BenQ America Corp. today announced that the company received three awards for its advanced projectors at InfoComm 2012. The LX60ST and LW61ST blue core laser projectors were honored with the Commercial Integrator BEST Award in the category of “Conference/Classroom Projectors.” The LW61ST was also presented with a “Best In Classroom” Award by ProjectorReviews.com. The SH960 large-venue projector was the winner of a 2012 Rental & Staging Systems/InfoComm Installation Product Award in the category of “Best Video Projection — 5,500 Lumens or Less.”

“InfoComm 2012 was both a fun and amazing show for BenQ, and we are thrilled to have received these prestigious awards,” said Lars Yoder, President at BenQ America Corp. “Our LX60ST, LW61ST, and SH960 projectors are packed with innovations designed to optimize the price to performance ratio, while providing exceptional brightness. This is especially important in applications such as education, where budgets are tight, and performance is critical. We are honored that our products are recognized by the Commercial Integrator BEST, ProjectorReviews.com Best In Classroom, and Rental & Staging Systems/InfoComm Installation Product Awards.”

The Commercial Integrator BEST Awards recognize products and services that help Commercial Integrator’s readers run their businesses better and more profitably. A panel of commercial industry experts, including editors of Commercial Integrator and leading integrators, judged the entries in each of 62 categories based on creativity, innovation, ease of installation or implementation, and business benefits. In the category of “Conference/Classroom Projectors,” they chose BenQ’s LX60ST and LW61ST, the first short-throw education projectors to feature BenQ’s blue core light engine.

ProjectorReviews.com presented the “Best In Classroom” Award (Non-Interactive Projector) to BenQ for the LW61ST as part of its 2012-2013 Classroom Projector Report: Best School Projectors for K-12 Education. For the report, ProjectorReviews.com editors based their selections on 16 recently reviewed projectors plus 60 other recommended projectors for school use, paying close attention to the products’ special features and image quality performance.

Offering an ultra-high 80,000:1 contrast ratio, the blue core light engine utilizes a laser light source rather than a traditional mercury lamp. The result is up to 20,000 hours of reliable brightness, complete elimination of lamp replacement costs, and a 90 percent reduction in light source power consumption. BenQ’s blue core light engine-driven SmartEco Advanced(TM) technology optimizes the units’ light source system to deliver exceptional brightness, longer life, and greater energy efficiency.

This year’s Rental & Staging Systems/InfoComm Installation Product Awards showcased the most innovative products introduced in 2011. The winners in each category were selected by Rental and Staging Systems’ readers after a month of voting. In the category of “Best Video Projection  5,500 Lumens or Less,” they chose BenQ’s SH960 large-venue projector.

Designed for use in the most demanding settings, the SH960 projector boasts a stunning Full HD 1080p native resolution and 5500 ANSI lumen ultra-high brightness for brilliant images. The SH960 is equipped with a 3000:1 contrast ratio and a native 16:9 aspect ratio with a full 1.07 billion-color palette. The projector’s dual-lamp design allows users to opt for maximum brightness or choose an eco-mode that extends lamp life by up to 30 percent. H+V Lens Shift technology gives users flexibility in projector placement, allowing the focal point of the lens to be adjusted in venues where dead-center placement isn’t possible.

More information about the BenQ LX60ST, LW61ST, and SH960 projectors is available at www.BenQ.com.

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About BenQ America Corp.
BenQ America Corp. is a leading innovator of digital lifestyle products, providing an extensive line of visual display and presentation solutions that incorporate the very latest technologies. The company offers a broad range of projectors and monitors for any application and market — education, home, gaming, corporate, government, 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, 3D-ready projectors for home theaters, short-throw projectors for boardrooms, 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.

The BenQ digital lifestyle stands as a cornerstone of the company’s mission of “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life,” fusing lifestyle with technology, enjoyment with productivity, and aesthetic design with engineering. It is this commitment that has made BenQ the No. 1-selling DLP(R) projector brand worldwide, as well as the No. 1 name in short-throw projectors.

More information is available at www.benq.com.

About BenQ Corporation
BenQ Corporation, a leading provider of networked digital lifestyle devices, is a multifaceted company with strengths in product design, visual technology, and mobile technology. BenQ offers an unrivalled breadth and depth of products and integrated technologies across platforms through the brand promise of “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life,” including digital projectors, LCD monitors, LCD TVs, digital cameras, eBook readers, mobile Internet devices, storage devices, and human interface devices such as mice and keyboards.

About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group comprises companies that operate independently while sharing resources and leveraging synergies among them. The BenQ Group companies include BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (in the top three of the world’s manufacturers of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Software Co., BenQ Hospital, BrightView Corp., Cando Co. Ltd., Daxin Materials Corp., Darwin Precisions, Ltd., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., SiPix Imaging, Lextar Electronics Corp., Raydium Semiconductor Corp., BenQ Medical Technology Corporation, and Wellypower Corp.

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X2O Media Honored With Commercial Integrator BEST Award at InfoComm 2012

Social Interactivity Suite of Applications Named BEST in Digital Signage Software Category

MONTREAL — June 21, 2012 — X2O Media, a full-service provider of software, network management, and content services for real-time visual communication applications, today announced that the company was honored with a Commercial Integrator BEST Award in the Digital Signage Software category for its social interactivity suite of next-generation, social-media-based applications.

“Social media is a powerful and popular content source for viewers, providing current, relevant, and user-generated information,” said X2O Media President and CEO David Wilkins. “With our social interactivity suite, integrators can easily harness the power of Twitter(TM), Facebook, and more to provide their customers with a truly engaging experience. We are proud to have our efforts recognized by the editors of Commercial Integrator and the panel of judges.”

X2O Media’s social interactivity suite of applications includes the X2O Social Hub and Twitter Shuffle. Featuring real-time content from popular sites including Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, the X2O Social Hub allows users to customize their experiences by defining the application’s social media sources. In addition, users can interact with an innovative “YouTube Cube” object to browse YouTube video clips matching their search terms. All X2O Social Hub graphics are presented in an eye-popping 3D format, and the application can be customized with logos and other branding elements.

Powered by X2O’s latest-generation player engine, the Twitter Shuffle goes far beyond standard Twitter walls with a number of unique features for a truly interactive experience. X2O’s Twitter Shuffle displays real-time Tweets(TM) in a dynamic shuffle where Tweets dynamically animate in 3D, and fly on and off the screen. For a higher level of viewer interactivity, the screen can be controlled via a Microsoft(R) Kinect(TM) interface, or through a Web app that is accessed by scanning a QR code with a mobile device. Other views include a dynamic Twitter Graph and Twitter Map.

The Commercial Integrator BEST Awards program recognizes superlative solutions for an integration business. Judging criteria included innovation, functionality, competitive advantages, and benefits to the installer. Winning manufacturers across various product and service categories were recognized in a ceremony at InfoComm 2012.

More information about X2O Media and its social interactivity suite of applications is available at www.x2omedia.com.

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About X2O Media
X2O Media is a full-service provider of software, network management services, and content services for professional digital signage and corporate communication applications. The company offers a wide variety of software solutions for digital signage and interactive networks of all sizes. X2O’s award-winning Xpresenter(TM) provides an end-to-end platform for the creation, management, and distribution of content at broadcast quality, and at a fraction of the time of other solutions. In addition to technology, X2O offers content design, acquisition, management, distribution, and monitoring services for digital signage networks. More information about X2O Media is available at www.x2omedia.com.

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TV Galicia Chooses Chyron HyperX³.¹ On-Air Graphics Systems for Major HD Studio Upgrade

HyperX³.¹ Integrates Smoothly With Existing Chyron Graphics Environment to Bring New Levels of Graphics Sophistication to Programming

LONDON — June 20, 2012 — Chyron today announced that Televisión de Galicia (TVG), Spain’s only Galician-language broadcaster, has installed two of the company’s HyperX³.¹ on-air graphics systems as part of a major HD studio upgrade at its central broadcasting facility in Santiago de Compostela. more

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BTX Now Distributing MMD Family of Philips Commercial-Grade Displays

BTX and Philips Commercial Signage Partner to Create Unique Digital Signage Solutions more

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Revolabs Introduces V3 Microphones Featuring Field-Replaceable Batteries, Longer Warranty Terms, and revoCARE Three-Year Extended Service Coverage

SUDBURY, Mass. — June 13, 2012 — Revolabs Inc. today announced new service and support initiatives designed to enhance the customer experience. The company has introduced — and is now shipping — all microphones with field-replaceable batteries. In addition, to better support its customers, Revolabs has expanded its manufacturer’s warranty and introduced new revoCARE extended service coverage. more

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Albania’s News 24 Streamlines Graphics Capabilities With Chyron Channel Box² and LEX³.¹ New Deployment at Leading 24-Hour News Channel Marks Chyron’s First Installation in Albania

LONDON — June 12, 2012 — Chyron today announced that News 24, Albania’s premier 24-hour news channel, has upgraded its on-air graphics capabilities with the company’s Channel Box² channel branding and LEX³.¹ graphics systems. The Chyron solutions will be a key new component in News 24′s migration to HD broadcasting slated for later this year.

“We have achieved fantastic results with Channel Box² and LEX³.¹. With a single computer, we can now perform the job that three separate systems and three different software licenses were doing before — and with absolute top-quality results,” said Arianit Filopati, director of production, News 24. “The Chyron systems have accelerated uploading and delivery of news to air, and since our journalists are spending much less time on graphics presentations, they can focus on their real work of gathering and delivering the news. With Chyron, our news broadcasts now have the most professional look of any in Albania.”

News 24 is Albania’s first 24-hour news channel and currently commands the largest market share for news broadcasting. Chyron’s Channel Box² and LEX³.¹ replace previous graphics systems that had been in place since 2002. These systems required three separate PCs for generating crawls, news subtitles in Albanian and English, and main titles for the live broadcast. Many graphics creation and data input tasks had been manual and time-consuming, requiring up to five journalists to cut and paste each set of data into the user interface.

By upgrading its equipment to the Chyron systems, News 24 was able to streamline many graphics and data input tasks. Deployed to facilitate the station’s channel branding, Channel Box²’s automated data handling capabilities and data gateways enable seamless import of news and graphical data — accelerating workflows for delivering news broadcasts to air. From one single Channel Box², the News 24 team is able to generate and playout 13 different graphical components that are broadcast day and night, including text, crawls, video DVE, animated logos, hour and date, and various clips in support of the current news topic.

The LEX³.¹ graphics playout system enables News 24 journalists to enhance each on-air news broadcast with a rich set of graphics and last-minute changes. In fast-paced live coverage, the LEX³.¹ system’s template-based text and graphics enable instant updates from data feeds and databases.

“The Albanian television industry is rapidly advancing and becoming extremely competitive. News 24 is committed to maintaining its market leadership by adopting leading-edge technologies — and one component is the ability to deliver a highly sophisticated on-air presentation that easily outclasses the competition,” said Viktor Tatai, regional sales manager at Chyron. “By adopting Chyron’s Channel Box² and LEX³.¹, News 24 has taken a significant step forward with systems that simplify workflows and accelerate delivery of highly complex and professional graphics components that complement news content.”

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About News 24
Launched in 2002, TV News 24 is Albania’s first and still leading 24-hour news channel. More information is available on the company website www.balkanweb.com.

About Chyron
Chyron (NASDAQ: CHYR) is a leading provider of Graphics as a Service for on-air and digital video applications including newsrooms, studios, sports broadcasting facilities, and corporate video environments. An Emmy(R) Award-winning company whose products have defined the world of digital and broadcast graphics, Chyron’s graphics solutions include the Axis World Graphics online content creation software and order management system, on-air graphics systems, clip servers, channel branding, and graphics asset management solutions, all of which may be incorporated into the company’s BlueNet(TM) end-to-end graphics workflow. More information about Chyron products and services is available on the company websites: www.chyron.com and www.axisgraphics.tv. The company’s investor relations information is at www.chyron.com via the “Investors” link.

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BenQ’s New Interactive Flat Panels Create High-Impact Presentations for Education and Corporate Applications

New Large-Sized 42-Inch, 55-Inch, and 65-Inch Displays With Full HD Resolution Feature Optical Sensing Touch Technology, PIP, Reliable 10-bit PID Panel, and More more

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