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Atlona(R) to Host AtlonaAcademy Webinar Trainings on Advanced HDBaseT(TM) Technology

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. — March 6, 2012 — Atlona(R), a leading digital connectivity solutions provider, today announced that the company will be continuing its AtlonaAcademy online training program by hosting one-hour webinars on March 27 at 7 a.m. PST and March 28 at 12 p.m. PST. more

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Wohler Releases Compact AMP1-16M Unit Engineered for Intuitive and Cost-Effective SDI Audio Monitoring

SAN FRANCISCO — March 6, 2012 — Wohler Technologies today announced the release of the AMP1-16M dual-input SDI audio monitor, engineered to enable high-performance monitoring of embedded audio in 3G/HD or SD-SDI streams at an attractive price point. The compact unit de-embeds and monitors any or all of the 16 audio channels in 3G/HD/SD-SDI signals, providing intuitive operation via adjustable volume and balance controls, as well as clear display of levels and other critical information on bright 2.4-inch LED-backlit LCD displays. more

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UCSC’s Theater Arts Center Streams Live Video Production With Visionary Solutions’ Encoding

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — March 5, 2012 — Visionary Solutions Inc. today announced that the University of California, Santa Cruz’s (UCSC) Theater Arts Department has selected Visionary Solutions’ IPTV encoders to stream audio and video signals during its production of The Thinning Veil, a modern adaptation of an ancient Greek drama. The production takes place in two different theaters simultaneously, connected by a live Internet stream. more

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X2O Media – DSE Preview

Company Quote:
“This year is going to be X2O’s biggest DSE yet, as we team up with several of our partners to show how X2O can deliver any content to any screen, anywhere,” said David Wilkins, President and CEO of X2O Media. “In addition to our most advanced video wall demo featuring live social media and interactivity via Microsoft(R) Kinect(TM), we will debut several powerful new solutions such as the X2O Social Hub, a multichannel version of the NITRO Digital Signage Player, and Meeting Manager software. Visitors to our booth will also see firsthand how the X2O Portal’s powerful content management tools can be used to drive players from partners with our new ‘Open Content Management Framework.’”

X2O Media at DSE 2012:
Several technology partners will join X2O Media in booth 823 to demonstrate how the Xpresenter(TM) digital signage platform can power a variety of screens, from 3D and large-format LED to handheld tablets. X2O players will be driving a gigantic 114-inch NanoSlim display from NanoLumens, an interactive wayfinding screen, tablet applications, and the new X2O Social Hub application. To highlight X2O’s new “Open Content Management Framework” initiative, the X2O Portal will also be supporting third-party players from Exceptional 3D and Frame Jazz.

New From X2O Media at DSE 2012:

Introducing the X2O “Open Content Management Framework”
X2O Media’s Web-based portal not only lets users manage digital assets that are displayed with X2O’s award-winning players, but now integrates with a number of third-party players, including the Frame Jazz Digital Signage Display, and players from Exceptional 3D, providers of glasses-free 3D displays. This “opening” of the X2O Portal is a strategic shift for X2O, which is encouraging player manufacturers to use its powerful content management platform while continuing to support its own players. With the X2O “Open Content Management Framework,” partner players will have access to a comprehensive user management system that allows digital signage network administrators to define user roles and permissions, limiting access to specific portal features, player locations, and content. It also provides them with real-time data feed-management tools. X2O will continue to promote and evolve its own real-time players, including the award-winning NITRO Player.

Image Link: www.ingearpr.com/X2OMedia/X2OPortal.zip
Image Caption: X2O Portal

X2O Social Hub
X2O Media is leading the industry in integrating social media content with digital signage, and will demonstrate the X2O Social Hub for the first time at DSE 2012. Inspired by the success of its extremely popular Twitter(TM) Cube demo app, X2O Media introduces a next-generation, social-media-based interactive application: the X2O Social Hub. 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.

Image Link: www.ingearpr.com/X2OMedia/X2OSocialHub.zip
Image Caption: X2O Social Hub

New Version of NITRO Player: NITRO Multichannel Player
In addition to partner players, X2O Media’s own players will be powering numerous displays in X2O’s booth. DSE 2012 will mark the debut of the new multichannel version of the NITRO Player, which supports several channels of content. The demonstration at DSE will be driving four displays from one cost-effective unit. Providing unparalleled performance and exciting new display possibilities for any kind of dynamic digital signage content, NITRO combines stunning graphics and real-time animations with powerful features such as an innovative Channel-in-Channel capability for a virtually unlimited number of overlapping channel layers, and integrated 3D support for the creation of 3D objects and tickers. Representing an evolutionary leap in digital signage graphics, the platform is bolstered with support for multitouch touch screens and for any-resolution output — from single screens to giant multiscreen command centers and video walls.

Interactive Meeting Room Signs
The Xpresenter(TM) Meeting Manager software displays meeting room reservations and event schedules that are updated directly from Microsoft(R) Outlook(R) or by touching the interactive meeting room display screen. Coupled with the cloud-based X2O Portal — a comprehensive content management portal — users can quickly schedule and monitor content from an intuitive Web interface.

New Version of Xpresenter(TM) vClips Powered by NITRO
X2O Media will display the latest version of its Xpresenter(TM) vClips video kiosk, the first product to be powered by the NITRO graphics platform. The Xpresenter vClips video kiosk is a complete interactive video application that allows users to browse and play back video clips using a simple touch-screen interface. With NITRO, the latest version of vClips combines new dynamic display capabilities, including a 3D video carousel that displays HD videos with simple on-screen navigation.

Image Link: www.ingearpr.com/X2OMedia/NITRO-Powered_vClips.zip
Image Caption: Xpresenter(TM) vClips Powered by NITRO

DSE 2012 Sessions:

Seminar

S21 — Building and Staffing a Digital Signage Team
Thursday, March 8 / 9-10 a.m.
Moderator: Jay Martin, Director of Sales, X2O Media
Presenters: Spencer Graham, Manager of Operations, West Virginia University / Paul Bleimeyer, Manager, Media Support Services, Mayo Clinic
Session Details: http://www.digitalsignageexpo.net/s21-building-and-staffing-digital-signage-team

Industry Discussion Groups

VW10 — Hotels & Casinos — Implementing a Winning Digital Signage Strategy for Hotels & Casinos
Wednesday, March 7 / 1-2 p.m.
Group Leader: Jay Martin, Director of Sales, X2O Media
Industry Discussion Group Details: http://www.digitalsignageexpo.net/vw10-hotels-casinos

VW13 — Digital Out-of-Home Networks — Just-in-Time Ads: Improving the Ad Creation Process with Improved Efficiency and More Targeted Ads
Wednesday, March 7 / 2:15-3:15 p.m.
Group Leader: Vern Freedlander, VP of Production Services, X2O Media
Industry Discussion Group Details: http://www.digitalsignageexpo.net/vw13-digital-out-home-networks

VT5 — Corporate Campus — Enterprise-Wide Digital Signage Fundamentals
Thursday, March 8 / 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Group Leader: Mansour Brek, VP of R&D, CTO, X2O Media
Industry Discussion Group Details: http://www.digitalsignageexpo.net/vt5-corporate-campus

VT13 — Digital Out-of-Home Networks — Producing Your Network: Success is in the Flow, Not the Show
Thursday, March 8 / 2:15-3:15 p.m.
Group Leader: Vern Freedlander, VP of Production Services, X2O Media
Industry Discussion Group Details: http://www.digitalsignageexpo.net/vt13-digital-out-home-networks

[Sidebars]

DSE Twitter(TM) Wall Powered by X2O Social Hub
DSE 2012 attendees are also invited to check out the X2O-powered DSE Twitter(TM) Wall at the main entrance of the convention center. The unique, interactive Twitter Wall will allow attendees
to keep up with “Tweet(TM)-by-Tweet” updates on all things DSE in real time. Follow @DSExpo and use hashtag #DSE2012 for all the latest event updates.

DSE 2012 Content Award Finalist
Congratulations to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for being selected as a finalist for the DSE Content Awards in the Business, Industry & Government category with the Velocity News Network!

Download our Latest White Paper (PDF) “Integrating Digital Signage and Social Media” [http://bit.ly/wpXCqr]

Company Overview
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 in 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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SENSIO and Samsung Electronics reach a patent license agreement over SENSIO(R) S2D Switch

MONTREAL — Feb. 29, 2012 — SENSIO Technologies Inc. (SENSIO) (TSX-V: SIO), a pioneer in 3D image processing and leader in 3D business solutions, and Samsung Electronics co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of consumer electronics, today announced that they have reached a patent license agreement over the SENSIO(R) S2D Switch. As a result of this agreement, SENSIO is licensing Samsung Electronics the right to implement SENSIO(R) S2D Switch in its 3DTVs. The financial terms of the license agreement will remain confidential. more

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DNF Controls Expands Sales Force With Two New Hires

SYLMAR, Calif. — Feb. 28, 2012 — DNF Controls, creator of the Flex Control Network(R) modular platform of professional IP-based machine controllers, today announced it has hired Fred Scott Jr. as director of sales and business development, and Tom Weems, CPBE, as Western regional sales manager/engineer. more

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Haivision – NEW at the 2012 NAB Show

“Haivision is focused on intelligent media systems that incorporate video, graphics and metadata to help customers to build, manage, and distribute their content to users throughout an enterprise or across the Internet. At NAB, we’ll show broadcasters in all market segments how Haivision can help bridge the gap between the enterprise and the Internet. In particular, we’re excited to demonstrate the incorporation of KulaByte Internet encoding/transcoding within the Haivision stable of technology to extend our performance solutions ‘over the top’ to users of all popular devices.” — Peter Maag, Haivision’s chief marketing officer more

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Matrox Adds Exciting New Features to Convert DVI Plus HD-SDI Scan Converter

Automatic Input Detection, Graphic Overlay, and Snap-to-Window Support Now Available to All Users

MONTREAL — Feb. 23, 2012 — Matrox(R) Video Products Group today announced important new features for Matrox Convert(TM) DVI Plus HD-SDI scan converters. Matrox Convert DVI products are ideal for creating broadcast video from computer applications such as Skype(TM), YouTube(TM), Google Earth(TM), video games, and web browser sessions, as well as citizen journalists’ mobile phone videos. They are also the perfect appliances to drive projectors and large displays at live events and in houses of worship. more

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TV Magic Refocuses Business Development Strategy and Sales Efforts

Company Will Focus on Continued Expansion Into Latin American, House of Worship, and Broadcast Ministry Markets

SAN DIEGO — Feb. 23, 2012 — TV Magic today announced plans to strengthen the company’s long-term competitive position by solidifying strategic alliances and focusing on niche market verticals, as well as allocating additional resources to its rapidly growing Latin American business. This new strategy will more closely align key business functions and operations with the company’s highly market-focused sales models. more

Revolabs Names Curtiss Singleton as New Director of Sales for the Americas

SUDBURY, Mass. — Feb. 21, 2012 — Revolabs Inc., a leading provider of wireless audio solutions for unified communications, today announced the appointment of Curtiss Singleton as the company’s new director of sales for the Americas. In his new role, Singleton is responsible for distribution, reseller, and end-user sales for the Revolabs’ professional product line in the region. more

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