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Chyron and ConnecTV ‘Engage’ Viewers With Innovative Technology Partnership

New Offering Enables Broadcasters to Connect With Viewers on Both First and Second Screens

LAS VEGAS — April 15, 2012 — Chyron, the leading provider of graphics solutions for on-air and digital video applications, and ConnecTV, the leading social network for TV fans, today announced a first-ever technology partnership to integrate ConnecTV’s popular second screen app with Chyron’s broadcast graphics platform — uniting the on-air and online experiences for instant viewer polls and a real-time social TV relationship with the audience. Newscasters can now offer an on-air survey, prompt an instant vote, and chat on ConnecTV. The poll results quickly loop back on air for display on TV, as well as on ConnecTV, simultaneously. more

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Chyron’s Shout Takes Twitter Feeds Live to Air in an Instant

New Application Enables Easy Integration of Moderated Social Media Conversations Into Live Broadcasts

LAS VEGAS — April 15, 2012 — Today at the 2012 NAB Show, Chyron announced the launch of Shout, a stand-alone software application that enables broadcasters to bring social media commentary into their live broadcasts quickly and easily. Shout gives one or more users the ability to monitor, select, adjust, and route social media conversations to broadcast graphics systems either for on-air playback or for storage as data files for later use. more

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Matrox Announces Support for Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium Software

MONTREAL — April 13, 2012 — Matrox(R) Video Products Group today announced support for the upcoming release of Adobe(R) Creative Suite(R) 6 Production Premium and Adobe Mercury Transmit with the Matrox MXO2(TM) family of I/O devices and the Matrox Mojito MAX(TM) I/O card. The award-winning Matrox I/O products provide broadcast-quality video and audio input, output, and monitoring to enable traditional tape-based workflows including deck control for frame-accurate batch capture and print-to-tape. They are also the only I/O solutions on the market that let users encode H.264 files for delivery to the web, iPad(R), and iPhone(R) up to five times faster than software alone, without sacrificing quality. In addition, MXO2 devices provide cross-platform Mac(R) and Windows(R) support and are still the only solutions that connect anywhere, Mac and PC, via Thunderbolt, PCIe, or ExpressCard/34 — with the same versatile unit. more

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Matrox Ships Feature-Packed HD-SDI Scan Converters for Mac

MONTREAL– April 12, 2012 — Matrox(R) Video Products Group today announced complete support for the Mac(R) with Matrox Convert(TM) DVI and Matrox Convert(TM) DVI Plus HD-SDI scan converters. All features previously available only on the PC are now available to all users. more

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Wowza Demonstrates Enhancements to Wowza Media Server Platform at the 2012 NAB Show

Wowza Media Server 3.1 Features Refinements and Options to Help Enhance Viewing Experience and Control Cost of Transcoding Live Audio Streams

EVERGREEN, Colo. — April 12, 2012 — Wowza Media Systems, LLC, the “Any Screen Done Right(TM)” media server software company, today announced that it will demonstrate a set of enhancements to Wowza Media Server(R) 3 at the 2012 NAB Show. The newest version of the award-winning software platform, Wowza Media Server 3.1 includes refinements to the Network DVR(TM) (nDVR) AddOn, an audio-only option for the Wowza Transcoder(TM) AddOn, and Dynamic Transcoder Overlays. more

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Wowza Streaming Partner Uvault Custom-Builds Application for Wowza Media Server, Enabling Broadcasters to Deliver Closed Captions to Any Device

Custom App is Industry’s First Off-the-Shelf Closed Captioning Solution to Meet New FCC Regulations

EVERGREEN, Colo. — April 11, 2012 — Wowza Media Systems, LLC, the “Any Screen Done Right(TM)” media server software company, today announced that Uvault(R), a Wowza(R) Streaming Partner, and CPC, a leading closed captioning solution provider, have joined forces to create the first multiscreen real-time closed caption capture-and-delivery solution. The custom application was built specifically for Wowza technology, and Uvault will distribute the service through its cloud-based content delivery network (CDN), which is powered by Wowza Media Server(R) software. The technology will give broadcasters a simple, affordable, out-of-the-box solution for complying with the FCC closed captioning mandate well ahead of the January 2013 deadline. more

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Matrox Releases Support for Final Cut Pro X 10.0.4 Broadcast Monitoring on Full Line of Matrox MXO2 I/O Devices and New Matrox Mojito MAX Card

MONTREAL — April 10, 2012 — Matrox(R) Video Products Group today released a software update for the entire range of Matrox MXO2(TM) I/O devices and the Matrox Mojito(TM) MAX(TM) card that finalizes broadcast monitoring support with Apple’s Final Cut Pro(R) X 10.0.4 update. Broadcast monitoring in Final Cut Pro X 10.0.4 allows video and audio output to a variety of external monitors and other equipment using the SDI, HDMI, or analog video outputs from Matrox products. Other important features of Matrox I/O solutions for Final Cut Pro X editors include 10-bit hardware scaling, inexpensive HD monitoring with the exclusive Matrox HDMI Calibration Utility, and 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound monitoring using professional connections. more

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Atlona(R) Appoints New CFO and Director of Technical and Customer Support

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — April 10, 2012 — Atlona(R) today announced that it has appointed Robert Colaizzi as the company’s chief financial officer, and Ruddy Soehartono as the director of technical and customer support. more

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Haivision Makito(TM) HD Encoders Earn JITC Certification for 1080p High Definition ISR Applications

Haivision is the First and Only Company to Achieve JITC Certification for 1080p HD Performance, and is Unique in Offering Both Airborne and Ground-Based JITC Certified HD Encoders more

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X2O Media’s Xpresenter(TM) Scores Big for Legends Entertainment District’s Digital LED Network

Digital Signage Platform Helps Energize Downtown Phoenix With Broadcast-Quality Content From Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns, Live Scrolling News Tickers, and More more

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