A virtual press conference from Sound & Video Contractor

Archive by Summer McLennan

Primestream 2014 NAB Show Preview

It’s Time to Control It All

FORK Production Suite v4.6
At the 2014 NAB Show, Primestream will debut FORK(TM) v4.6, its acclaimed software platform for media asset management and production automation featuring powerful new modules and third-party integrations. FORK v4.6 features Workflow Manager(TM), a new FORK module that allows users to design, control, and automate production processes that span multiple departments and groups within their organizations. This capability improves communication and response time from engineering and support staff, provides a global view of the tasks and processes being worked on, and assigns tasks to specific groups or users while logging every step of the process with information for analytics. FORK v4.6 also includes deep two-way integrations with nonlinear editors like Adobe(R) Premiere(R) Pro (CS6 and Creative Cloud), Avid(R) Media Composer(R), and Apple(R) Final Cut(R) Pro X. The integrations support edit-while-capture workflows with XDCAM(R), ProRes(R), and AVC-Intra(R) — empowering sports, news, entertainment, and corporate video operations to use industry-leading NLEs — while gaining the benefits of the FORK media asset management and automation platform for I/O, logging, tagging, proxy editing, workflow management, and archiving. FORK also features new archiving workflows with SGL(R), Quantum(R), and Atempo(R) enabling FORK users to navigate/browse, search, and filter through content inside Content Navigator(TM) — even when the hi-res media has been archived and is offline. Other benefits include partial file restore and LTO robotics control. FORK is available for Mac(R) and Windows(R) OS as well as hybrid environments.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Primestream/Primestream-FORKSuite4-6.jpg
Photo Caption: FORK(TM) Production Suite v4.6

FORK Xchange Suite v3.0
The 2014 NAB Show will see the introduction of FORK(TM) Xchange(TM) Suite 3.0, a major upgrade to the Web and iOS(R) application that provides instant access to content on FORK Production servers. Single and multi-site production operations can now access their media from anywhere to manage, create, and trigger various FORK automations — enabling seamless hybrid cloud/ground workflows to interface all technologies such as archiving and popular NLE craft editors. Xchange 3.0 also features a completely redesigned iPad(R) interface optimized for Apple(R) iOS 7.

Among its many new features are:
–Xchange Uploader: Allows users to submit raw or finished packages directly into the production environment via a Web-based interface
–Xchange Downloader: Allows users to download raw content in order to edit final packages locally, with the ability to choose among multiple qualities to download
–Xchange Load Balancer: Allows for distribution of network traffic across multiple servers for added stability and scalability
–Multiple video resolutions for video playback: Allows users to play back and select among multiple qualities of video in order to cope with various network conditions
–Modular back-end extensions for large-scale deployments: Allows the Xchange back-end to be installed modularly across multiple servers to ensure stability and scalability

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Primestream/Primestream-FORKXchangeSuite3.jpg
Photo Caption: FORK(TM) Xchange Suite(TM) v3.0

Archive Bridge v1.0
Primestream(R) will also introduce Archive Bridge(TM), a new module for the FORK(TM) Production Suite that provides tight integrations between industry-leading archival solutions and the FORK media asset management platform. With Archive Bridge, administrators can track the status of all archival requests and analyze the performance of the infrastructure. Archive Bridge is a highly configurable client with a Web-based front end and intuitive user interface. Optimized for both Windows(R) and Mac(R) platforms, it integrates multiple production environments with a central archive point to reduce operational costs by centralizing archival infrastructure in one location and allow disaster recovery solutions for offsite Archival workflows. Statistics Reporting empowers administrators to monitor various performance values of the Archive Bridge.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Primestream/Primestream-FORKArchiveBridgeWithTablet.jpg
Photo Caption: FORK(TM) Archive Bridge(TM) v1.0

Company Quote:
“At this year’s show, we’re emphasizing the ways FORK controls all kinds of new and increasingly complex workflows. This translates to more efficient and streamlined ways of creating content which can dramatically benefit the bottom line. We’re seeing massive year-over-year increases in the amount of data FORK is managing at some of the world’s largest enterprises, which is proof positive of the system’s scalability and reliability in complex, dynamic, multisite production operations.”
– Claudio Lisman, Primestream president and CEO

Company Overview:
Primestream(R), a leader in advanced media asset management and broadcast automation software, offers a seamless end-to-end platform for digital acquisition of live and file-based content, media asset management, editing, logging, control room and master control playback, smartphone and tablet video contribution, publishing to the Web, and dynamic archiving. The company’s portfolio includes the FORK(TM) suite of applications, as well as Mobile2Air(R), ControlStation(TM), DIG-IT(TM), and Xchange(TM) Suite. Deployed in more than 300 broadcast operations across 40 countries, Primestream’s proven solutions are implemented by some of the world’s leading broadcasters, uplink service providers, digital media operations, and production/post-production facilities. More information is available at www.primestream.com.

All trademarks mentioned herein are acknowledged as property of their respective owners.

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

Related Topics: News |

Digital Alert Systems 2014 NAB Show Preview

At the 2014 NAB Show, Digital Alert Systems will highlight its range of next-generation Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) technologies designed to span all aspects of EAS and CAP requirements. Highlights include the award-winning DASDEC(TM) series of integrated EAS/CAP devices, upgraded with a host of new features. Fully integrated models starting at just $1,995 offer broadcasters the benefit of proven performance, as well as support from a proven manufacturer and innovator.

Furthering Digital Alert Systems’ reputation for EAS/CAP innovations, the company will be demonstrating Mobile EAS (M-EAS), highlighting this next generation of multimedia alerting for mobile television viewers. This exciting technology can easily be integrated into existing DASDEC systems to deliver rich-media alert content to the mobile television viewer, with far more information and content than any other means. In addition to providing a true benefit to the viewer, this technology gives television stations an opportunity to stay ahead in the delivery of news and information to their audiences.

Digital Alert Systems Products at the 2014 NAB Show:

New DASEOC Fully Integrated EAS and CAP Decoder and Encoder
At the 2014 NAB Show, Digital Alert Systems will showcase the new DASEOC “M” series. These FCC-certified and FEMA IPAWS-conformant devices represent the only fully integrated EAS/CAP equipment capable of simultaneously providing all four EAS and CAP functions: CAP message origination, EAS encoding, CAP monitoring, and EAS decoding. Simultaneous alert origination to both EAS and CAP servers avoids message duplication, and the single-unit, single-interface approach assures that emergency managers won’t need to purchase separate and disparate systems. With the DASEOC, they need just one device, one solution. Readily integrated into Web, satellite, and wireless systems, the DASEOC also promotes interoperability with a wide range of third-party applications and services, and it provides emergency managers with the most advanced text-to-speech capabilities available in the marketplace.

Photo Caption: DASEOC Fully Integrated EAS and CAP Decoder and Encoder
Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/DAS/DigitalAlertSystems-DASEOCfront.jpg

DASDEC(TM)-II Emergency Messaging Platform
The DASDEC(TM)-II provides a flexible platform for emergency alert and CAP management in a fully integrated package. Packed with powerful features, the DASDEC-II includes full support for automatic FCC-compliance logging within the system’s nonvolatile memory. A true browser-based interface facilitates simultaneous access by multiple users while making it easier than ever for broadcasters to deploy content to multiple channels and manage all EAS/CAP functions remotely. Up to four non-bridging Ethernet ports enable easy integration in the modern facility. Ready to go straight from the box, the DASDEC-II system can be used as a drop-in enhancement for any existing EAS encoder/decoder set.

The DASDEC-II supports a broad range of physical connections and interface protocols, so broadcasters can integrate the system with a wide variety of new and existing third-party equipment. Built on IP-based technology, the DASDEC-II is engineered to accommodate future emergency messaging requirements through simple software upgrades. The system’s flexible packaging allows for various model configurations ranging from low-cost decoder-only setups to sophisticated messaging platforms tailored to the most demanding multichannel, multi-interface applications.

Photo Caption: DASDEC(TM)-II Emergency Messaging Platform
Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/DAS/DigitalAlertSystems-DASDEC-IIfront.jpg

DASDEC’s MultiStation(TM) Software With Multilingual Text-to-Speech
New for the 2014 NAB Show is the DASDEC MultiStation(TM) software with multilingual text-to-speech (TTS). Adding MultiStation to any DASDEC(TM) device provides sequential forwarding and selectable TTS conversions. Now CAP messages with multiple language blocks can be selected to play back on specific stations with a high-quality TTS conversion. Combined with MultiStation software, one DASDEC-II system can replace five separate encoder/decoder sets, in turn reducing wiring, rack space, and power requirements.

MultiPlayer(TM) Four-Channel EAS Audio Player and Program Switcher
The award-winning MultiPlayer(TM) four-channel EAS audio player and program switcher eliminates one-channel-at-a-time limitations by providing multiple and completely independent EAS switching, playout, and control that meets the capabilities of the EAS requirements of multiple program streams. Networked to a DASDEC(TM) with MultiStation(TM) software for management and logging, the MultiPlayer is configurable for analog or AES switching of up to four independent program streams and multiple GPIOs for each channel to make facility integration easy. Together, the MultiPlayer, DASDEC, and MultiStation software provide the lowest cost-per-independent stream for multistream EAS/CAP coverage available.

Photo Caption: MultiPlayer(TM) Four-Channel EAS Audio Player and Program Switcher
Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/DAS/DigitalAlertSystems-MultiPlayer-front.jpg

DASDEC(TM)-II Models DASLC and DASLCR — Low Cost for Low-Power Stations
Providing core EAS/CAP functionality, the DASLC and DASLCR from Digital Alert Systems are perfect for LPFM and LPTV applications. Both solutions offer dual monitoring inputs and analog-only switching in a compact low-cost package equipped with key features that continue to make the DASDEC(TM)-II emergency alert platform a popular choice among any size broadcaster. Starting at only $1,995, the DASLC is the lowest-cost full-featured, next-generation integrated EAS/CAP system available. The DASLCR provides the same functionality as the DASLC, along with two integrated high-performance AM/FM/WX radio receivers in the same space- and cost-saving package.

Photo Caption: DASDEC(TM)-II LC (Model DASLC — Low Cost)
Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/DAS/DigitalAlertSystems-DASDEC-IILC-front.jpg

Company Quote:

“We’re very pleased to continue advancing the development and integration of CAP/EAS into the alerting and broadcasting environment. Our recent work and over-the-air demostration of M-EAS further prove the viability of this messaging platform and the flexibility of our DASDEC in providing the kinds of interfaces critical to its success. With a simple software addition to a station’s existing equipment, the broadcaster can leverage its DTV platform to provide more detailed and critical information than any other provider. It’s a great opportunity for television broadcasters to show what they can do in service to their viewers and community by providing this technology.”
– Bill Robertson, Vice President of Business Development for Digital Alert Systems

Company Background:

Digital Alert Systems is a leading innovator of next-generation Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) and Emergency Alert Systems (EAS). The company was formed in October 2003 to increase the effectiveness of emergency communications and merged with Monroe Electronics in October 2009. Based in Lyndonville, N.Y., Monroe Electronics provides R&D, manufacturing, sales, and customer service for the Digital Alert Systems brand. The company continues to retain its hard-earned reputation for quality, reliability, innovation, and service to valued customers around the world. More information is available at www.digitalalertsystems.com.

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

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

Related Topics: News |

SMPTE 2014 NAB Show Preview

The 2014 NAB Show’s Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC): The Future of Motion Imaging and Sound, produced in partnership with SMPTE, will offer attendees the opportunity to learn from and engage with leading figures in the motion picture business. At the SMPTE booth, the Society will highlight significant advances in standards development, the digital library, the success of the past year’s educational conferences, and new products including the CamWhite pocket chart for white-balancing. The Society continues to support student engagement in the motion-imaging field through both scholarships and social events. SMPTE board members and directors will again engage with students at the Society’s popular ice cream social, which last year drew 70 students, and at the SMPTE booth.

2014 NAB Show’s Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC):

The Future of Motion Imaging and Sound
With a focus on the future of motion imaging and sound, the two-day 2014 NAB Show Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC), produced in partnership with SMPTE, will offer an in-depth global view of the current state and future of filmmaking innovation. Key topics will include 4K and beyond, 3D film conversion, the use of high frame rates, on-set workflows, distributed postproduction, laser projection, immersive sound, and next-generation cinema.

TSC sessions begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, and Sunday, April 6. Each day will feature a series of six sessions that extend until 6 p.m. The conference keynote speaker will be announced at a later date.

New From SMPTE at the 2014 NAB Show:

SMPTE CamWhite Pocket Chart
Ideal for the studio, shop, or truck, the SMPTE CamWhite pocket chart is a consistent and reliable neutral white reference with a sturdy laminated surface. Enabling users to white-balance cameras to a scene’s primary light source with precision, CamWhite charts are a versatile tool for improving the production value of images — saving both time and money in post. The standard CamWhite chart measures 6.3 inches by 3.75 inches, but larger formats are available. A handy lanyard allows users to keep the chart close at hand.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/SMPTE/SMPTE-CamWhite-PocketChart-Drawing.jpg
Photo Caption: SMPTE CamWhite Pocket Chart

Joint Task Force on File Formats and Media Interoperability
SMPTE will provide insight into the goals of the new Joint Task Force on File Formats and Media Interoperability, launched in February in cooperation with the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA), Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers (IABM), European Broadcasting Union (EBU), American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As), and Association of National Advertisers (ANA). Bringing together manufacturers, broadcasters, advertisers, ad agencies, and industry organizations (standards bodies and trade associations) serving the professional media market, the task force will gather and analyze requirements for a machine-generated, machine-readable file interchange and delivery specification — including standardized and common structured metadata — for the professional media industry.

March Standards Outcome Report
More than 100 committees and other SMPTE groups work on myriad technical topics to create, approve, revise, and remove standards for the industry, and this work is summarized quarterly in an outcome report highlighting the most recent developments. During the 2014 NAB Show, the Society will make the latest of these reports, the March Standards Outcome Report, available to attendees. The report serves as a quick reference source for active participants in standards work, as an update for SMPTE members unable to attend the “block” meetings that document progress, and as a resource for both members and nonmembers who wish to learn more about SMPTE standards.

SMPTE Student Support: Ice Cream Social and Sponsored Memberships
College and university students from all over the world are invited to the SMPTE booth to enjoy ice cream while interacting with SMPTE members, including SMPTE board members and directors, who will discuss their work in sound, digital cinema, cameras, broadcasting, and manufacturing.

The Society’s support for students goes well beyond offering expert advice and free ice cream. Through a challenge grant established in 2012 by William C. Miller, the SMPTE governor for the New York region, the Society has been able to sponsor more than 450 student memberships.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/SMPTE/SMPTE-NABSMPTEStudentEvent.jpg
Photo Caption: SMPTE 2013 NAB Show Student Event

Centennial Predict-the-Future Contest
SMPTE is celebrating its centennial in 2016, and the Society has extended its Centennial Predict-the-Future Contest through the 2014 NAB Show’s Technology Summit on Cinema. Contest participants who correctly predict the state of television and cinema technology in 2016 will be recognized during the SMPTE Centennial event in 2016. Further details on the contest and other events taking place during centennial celebrations are available at www.smpte.org/100-years.

Company Quote:

“The 2014 NAB Show provides a great opportunity to highlight the Society’s remarkable work over the past 12 months, including important advances by our study groups and technical committees; the Society’s participation in a number of promising new task forces; and plans for another event in 2014 to follow up on the successful Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age conference, held last June in concert with the Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering.”
– Barbara H. Lange, Executive Director of SMPTE

Company Overview:

The Oscar(R) and Emmy(R) Award-winning Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE), a professional membership association, is the worldwide leader in developing and providing motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. An internationally recognized and accredited organization, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the broadband, broadcast, cinema, and IT disciplines. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 650 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines. More than 6,000 members — motion-imaging executives, engineers, creative and technology professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and students — who meet in Sections throughout the world sustain the Society. Information on joining SMPTE is available at www.smpte.org/join.

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

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

Related Topics: News |

Key Media Industry Organizations Launch Joint Task Force on File Formats and Media Interoperability

Task Force Sponsored by NABA, AMWA, SMPTE, IABM, 4As, ANA, and EBU Seeks Contributions to New User-Requirements Survey

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Feb. 13, 2014 — The launch of the Joint Task Force on File Formats and Media Interoperability was announced today by its sponsors, the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA), Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers (IABM), American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s), and Association of National Advertisers (ANA). The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is participating as an observer.

Bringing together manufacturers, broadcasters, advertisers, ad agencies, and industry organizations (standards bodies and trade associations) serving the professional media market, the Task Force has an ultimate goal to create greater efficiencies and cost savings for exchange of file-based content. The group’s initial focus will be to gather and analyze requirements for a machine-generated and readable file interchange and delivery specification — including standardized and common structured metadata — for the professional media industry. Use case examples include promo, spot, and program delivery from a provider to a broadcaster.

“We believe that, by improving the specification and exchange of professional media between organizations, we can enable new and more efficient file-based workflows,” said Clyde Smith, senior vice president of new technology, Fox Network and a member of the NABA technical committee that initiated creation of the joint task force. “The task force represents a diverse group of sponsor organizations with an extensive global reach, and together we will gather and analyze information not only about user requirements, but also about current standards and specifications. With this information we can rationalize the complexity of the current media landscape and make useful process and technology recommendations that improve workflow interoperability while reducing the attendant costs of file-based operations,” he added.

In one of its initial actions, the task force has published a survey designed to collect data on user requirements. Open to any member of the media industry, the survey asks participants to create a one-sentence “user story” by identifying the nature of their work, the specific function they seek, and the business value that would be provided by that function.

“The work of this task force is critical to eliminate costly, time-consuming steps and to adopt new automated processes in the media and entertainment supply chain. Together, the work advances, efficient operations, and interoperability create the foundation for improved audience measurement,” said Bob Liodice, president and CEO of the ANA.

Other task force activities will include the collection of data on existing products for transcode, transform, and file QC, and their ability to be driven by data from UML, XML, API, script, and other machine-to-machine communication mechanisms. In addition to analyzing and publishing this data within a formal report, the task force will analyze the data in terms of current, planned, and unplanned standards activities and publish recommendations for future activities.

# # #

About NABA
NABA is a non-profit association of the most influential broadcasting organizations throughout North America committed to advancing the interests of broadcasters at home and internationally. Public and private network broadcasters in the United States, Mexico and Canada work together to provide a common voice for the North American broadcast community. As a member of the World Broadcasting Unions (WBU), NABA creates the opportunity for North American broadcasters to share information, identify common interests, and reach consensus on issues of an international nature. NABA provides representation for North American broadcasters in global forums on topics including journalism issues, protection of content, spectrum-related concerns, the territorial integrity of broadcasters’ signals, and digital transmission issues. For further information about NABA, please visit: www.nabanet.com.

About the AMWA
The Advanced Media Workflow Association is a user-focused industry body dedicated to the promotion, development and adoption of open, accessible standards and specifications relating to file-based workflows (including AAF, MXF and other formats), service-oriented architectures, and application specifications as they apply to the areas of content creation, production, post-production, rich media authoring, archiving, and distribution. AMWA members include Ad-ID, Avid Technology, BBC, CBC, Cinegy, Extreme Reach, EBU, Encompass, Fox, Harmonic, IBM, PBS, Quantel, Telestream, and Turner Broadcasting. Visit the AMWA on the Web at www.amwa.tv.

About the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
The Oscar(R) and Emmy(R) Award-winning Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), a professional membership association, is the worldwide leader in developing and providing motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. An internationally recognized and accredited organization, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the broadband, broadcast, cinema, and IT disciplines. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 650 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines. More than 6,000 members — motion-imaging executives, engineers, creative and technology professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and students — who meet in Sections throughout the world sustain the Society. Information on joining SMPTE is available at www.smpte.org/join.

About the IABM
The IABM, the International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers, is the authoritative voice of the broadcast and media technology supply industry worldwide. Its wide range of services to members encompasses market research and intelligence, training, expert representation at standards bodies and broadcasting unions, executive networking opportunities, and preferential purchasing. A presence at every major broadcast tradeshow, the IABM also provides a valuable channel for communication among broadcast manufacturers, government, and regulatory bodies. Additional IABM activities include awards programs for innovation and scholarships designed to stimulate the development of the broadcast and electronic media industries on an international basis. For more information, please visit www.theiabm.org.

About the 4A’s
The 4A’s is the national trade association of the advertising agency business. Its membership comprises virtually all of the large, multinational agencies and hundreds of small and mid-sized agencies from across the country. The 1,200 member-agency offices served by the 4A’s employ 65,000 people, offer a wide range of marketing communications services, and place 80 percent of all national advertising. The management-oriented association, founded in 1917, helps its members build their businesses and acts as the industry’s spokesperson with government, media, and the public sector. For more information, visit the 4A’s Web site at www.aaaa.org.

About the ANA
The ANA (Association of National Advertisers) provides leadership that advances marketing excellence and shapes the future of the industry. Founded in 1910, the ANA’s membership includes more than 565 companies with 10,000 brands that collectively spend over $250 billion in marketing and advertising. The ANA pursues “collaborative mastery” that advances the interests of marketers and promotes and protects the well-being of the marketing community. For more information, visit www.ana.net, follow us on Twitter, or join us on Facebook.

About the European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
The EBU is the world’s foremost alliance of public service media organizations, with members in 56 countries in Europe and beyond.

The EBU’s mission is to defend the interests of public service media and to promote their indispensable contribution to modern society. It is the point of reference for industry knowledge and expertise. The EBU operates EUROVISION and EURORADIO.

EUROVISION is the media industry’s premier distributor and producer of top-quality live sport and news, as well as entertainment, culture, and music content.

EURORADIO enhances public service radio through the exchange of music, professional networking, and the promotion of digital and hybrid radio — to ensure radio remains a key protagonist in a multimedia world.

The EUROVISION/EURORADIO satellite and fibre network is the largest and most reliable in the world, directly plugged in to public service media everywhere.

www.ebu.ch and www.eurovision.com @EBU_Eurovision #ebu #eurovision

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

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

Related Topics: News |

Revolabs Receives 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award

FLX(TM) UC 500 USB Conference Phone Recognized for Innovation

SUDBURY, Mass. — Feb. 13, 2014 — Revolabs announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named the FLX(TM) UC 500 USB conference phone as a recipient of a 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award.

Specifically designed to deliver superior audio handling for conference rooms, desktop workstations, and small and home offices, the FLX UC 500 sets a new standard for PC-based communications. Combining advanced speaker, microphone, and audio processing technologies, the unit delivers best-in-class performance for meetings and online collaboration at a cost that won’t break the bank — completely redefining the price/performance paradigm for unified communications.

“The design of the FLX UC 500 stems from a true recognition of the importance of the speaker in the speakerphone. The result is incredible sound performance beyond anything the market has come to expect for PC-based communications,” said Marc Cremer, chief operating officer of Revolabs. “We are delighted that the significance of the FLX UC 500 has been recognized with an INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award.”

“It gives me great pleasure to recognize Revolabs with a 2014 Product of the Year Award for its commitment to excellence and innovation,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “In the opinion of our distinguished judges, FLX UC 500 has proven to be among the best communications and technology solutions on the market in 2014. I look forward to continued innovation from Revolabs.”

The winners of the 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Awards are featured in the January/February 2014 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine and online at www.itmag.com.

For more information about TMC, please visit www.tmcnet.com.

# # #

About Revolabs
Revolabs Inc. is the premier provider of audio solutions for unified communications, enterprise collaboration, and professional audio applications across a wide range of markets. Offering unmatched audio quality that allows users to “hear every word,” the company’s wireless conferencing and microphone systems are utilized across the globe for a variety of applications, from webcasts and video conferencing to podcasts and broadcasting. Combining the ultimate in flexibility with sleek, stylish form factors, Revolabs solutions cut the cord, facilitating natural mobility by allowing participants to move about a workspace and still be heard, without being held back by wires. Leading the way in innovation, the company continues to add to its portfolio of value-added audio and telephony systems with superior products. Revolabs systems are secure (encrypted), rechargeable (environmentally friendly), and GSM-impervious. The company is headquartered in Sudbury, Mass., and can be reached at +1-800-326-1088 or www.revolabs.com.

Follow Revolabs:

http://www.revolabs.com/RevoBlog

http://www.facebook.com/revolabs

http://linkd.in/Wxa1A1

http://twitter.com/RevolabsAudio

http://www.youtube.com/user/Revolabs

About INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine
INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the IP communications authority since 1998. Beginning with the first issue, INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been providing unbiased views of the complicated converged communications space. For more information, please visit www.itmag.com. Follow INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine on Twitter or join our Linked In group. Subscribe or visit www.itmag.com.

About TMC
TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients’ goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world’s leading business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; Customer Experience (CX) Hot Trends Symposium; DevCon5 – HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; LatinComm Conference and Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobile Payment Conference; Software Telco Congress; Super Wi-Fi Summit – The Global Spectrum Sharing and TV White Space Event; SIP Trunking, Unified Communications & WebRTC Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo III; Fitness and Sports Wearable Technology (FAST) Expo II, WebRTC Conference & Expo IV; and more.

For more information about TMC, please visit www.tmcnet.com.

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

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

Related Topics: News |

Beck TV 2014 NAB Show Preview

Beck TV has implemented innovative technology for virtually every type of installation, including broadcast and network television, cable and satellite facilities, network operations centers, sports and mobile trucks, stadium venues, and houses of worship. With this matchless experience, Beck TV engineers are well-equipped to review new technology, best practices, and budgets with any 2014 NAB Show attendee interested in discussing system design and integration.

Principal engineers from Beck TV will be on-site, ready to discuss potential projects that include both mobile sports and entertainment units and sophisticated fixed facilities. The company also will highlight unique system design criteria for both fixed and mobile facilities. Beck TV focuses on integrating IT/IP and baseband infrastructure into a common control architecture yielding maximum operational efficiency.

Comprehensive Mobile Truck Design and Build
Beck TV can provide a one-stop shop for all design and integration services for mobile units. The company offers services ranging from aesthetic and space planning, design, engineering, purchasing, and integration to fabrication of specialized metal work, fixtures, and custom consoles. With extensive in-house millwork and metal fabrication and design capabilities, Beck TV can quickly and efficiently develop unique custom solutions for the special requirements of any mobile client. Whether the need is for one-of-a-kind fly-pack racks, custom speaker brackets or any other special element, Beck TV’s craftsmen can create it quickly, beautifully and for the right price.

The company pursues a collaborative approach to each project, and Turner Studios’ two new 53-foot expando sports trucks are recent results of this work. These units represent the second pair of trucks integrated by Beck TV for Turner, and they are used for Turner Sports events nationwide.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/BeckTV/BeckTV-TurnerStudiosproject.jpg
Photo Caption for Turner Studios: Interior of one of the two recent Turner Studios 53-foot expando sports trucks

Innovation for Fixed Facilities
Beck TV provides unique solutions for fixed facilities. At BYUtv, for example, the company undertook a project to include television and radio production and distribution, video editing, and fiber interconnect. Within this facility, Beck TV combined the media IT and baseband infrastructure for maximum flexibility. Through this approach, Beck TV brought master control functionality under IT control and established a system architecture that allows both low- and high-resolution copies of all material to be made simultaneously. The low-resolution copy can be viewed on any authorized PC for approval and quality control, and any changes are then automatically conformed to the high-resolution version. The central equipment room houses 105 racks supporting three studios, four master control rooms, 14 edit suites, and six radio studios.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/BeckTV/BeckTV-BYUproject.JPG
Photo Caption for BYU: Main master control and monitoring area for BYUtv

Company Quote:

“Over the last thirty years we have developed an unmatched level of experience and expertise in professional television systems integration. Our primary goal and the source of much of our success has been to meet our clients’ requirements and expectations. At the 2014 NAB Show, we will showcase examples of our innovative work, and our expert staff will be available to discuss the latest in mobile and fixed-facility installations.”
– Fred Beck, President & Director of Engineering, Beck TV

Company Overview:

Beck TV (formerly Beck Associates) is one of the United States’ premier design-build systems integrators. With more than 30 years of experience, Beck TV has designed and built more professional television facilities for more customers than any other systems integrator. In virtually every application from broadcast and cable networks, local TV stations, sports trucks, and stadium venues to educational institutions and houses of worship, Beck TV uses a collaborative approach to assure successful outcomes, on time and on budget. The company maintains full-service offices in Denver, New York, and Austin, Texas. More information about Beck TV is available at www.becktv.com.

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

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

Related Topics: News |

Riedel to Provide Massive Communications and Signal Distribution Network at Winter Games

WUPPERTAL, Germany — Feb. 13, 2014 — Riedel Communications, a leading provider of real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that the company’s MediorNet fiber-based network is supporting the transport of HD video and audio signals, data, and Riedel Artist intercom signals throughout the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. A Riedel Mass Cast deployment including 14 transmitters and thousands of receivers and earpieces provided support during the opening ceremonies and will support performances during closing ceremonies.

“Riedel’s flexible, reliable, and powerful equipment has become the preferred signal transport and communications solution for high-profile large-scale live events,” said Marc Schneider, director of international projects at Riedel Communications. “The solutions we’re providing in Sochi build on the successful deployment for the London Games, and we are confident that they will serve as yet another example of how Riedel expertise and technology helps live event producers put on amazing and unforgettable shows.”

During the games, Riedel’s modular MediorNet and MediorNet Compact systems will be deployed in double-redundant rings to serve as a highly reliable fiber backbone for audio and HD video (with timecode), data, and intercom signal transport within the stadium and several other venues that feed back to the International Broadcast Center (IBC). Eighteen Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom mainframes and an array of headsets and beltpacks will support flexible, reliable communications at competition sites.

Within the Fisht Stadium, the MediorNet infrastructure, including multiple interfaces and repeater sites, supports wired and wireless Ethernet distribution to enable both a local Wi-Fi network and facilitate programming, coordination, and execution of program elements during the ceremonies, such as lighting effects and the movement of scenic and flying objects. Supplied and coordinated by Riedel, the installation features 90 discreet radio channels and includes more than 1,300 radios and 1,000 headsets. The massive Mass Cast deployment at the stadium is making audio available to artists performing in the opening and closing ceremonies.

Further information about Riedel and the company’s products is available at www.riedel.net.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Riedel/Riedel-Opening_ceremonies_control.jpg

# # #

About Riedel Communications
Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1987, the company now employs more than 400 people at 11 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

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

Related Topics: News |

R.L. Drake to Showcase High-Quality, Affordable IP and RF QAM Digital TV Solutions at Cruise Shipping Miami

MIAMISBURG, Ohio — Feb. 12, 2014 — R.L. Drake today announced that it will demonstrate a range of high-quality, affordable IP and RF QAM digital television solutions at Cruise Shipping Miami, March 10-13 in Miami Beach, Fla. Utilizing the company’s MPEG-2/MPEG-4 H.264 video encoders, encoder host platforms, and digital signage encoders, the cruise industry can cost-effectively deliver high-quality SD and HD digital television content to flat-screen displays located in guest rooms and other areas of the ship. The solutions will be on display at Cruise Shipping Miami at the Toner Cable Equipment, Inc./Drake booth 1719.

“High-quality customer service is paramount in the cruise ship industry,” said Andy Ruffin, vice president of sales at Drake. “At Cruise Shipping Miami, we’ll demonstrate how Drake’s IP and RF QAM digital television solutions provide cruise ship operators with the reliability, quality, and affordability needed to deliver first-class entertainment to guests.”

IP Encoding Solutions
A key highlight at the show will be Drake’s modular IP encoder host platform, the EH244-IP, which supports MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 H.264 video encoders. Compatibility with existing equipment, affordable pricing, and a small footprint ensures that the EH244-IP can easily be integrated into any infrastructure.

As a leading video integrator serving the cruise industry, John Boothe, owner of JJOB Technology, said Drake’s commitment to provide the highest quality products and service is key. “Drake is the leading video infrastructure vendor for maritime installations, supporting approximately 80 percent of the RF QAM projects we work on as a systems integrator,” said Boothe. “In addition to viewing Drake as an established provider of RF QAM solutions, many of our customers in the cruise ship industry are now expressing interest in Drake’s IPTV encoders, based on their ability to support up to 12 QAM and SPTS in a single two-rack unit.”

RF QAM Encoding Solutions
At Cruise Shipping Miami, Drake will also demonstrate its proven EH244 RF QAM solution that enables efficient digital video distribution on cruise ships. All of the products are compatible with existing RF QAM distribution systems, lowering the cost of digital video delivery for cruise ship operators.

The SDE24 and SDI24A encoders generate an MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 H.264 video stream derived from an NTSC composite or SDI/HD-SDI source, respectively. The scalable EH244 platform supports up to six encoder modules, offering customers maximum flexibility. All Drake encoder modules support Dolby(R) AC-3 encoding and MPEG-1 Audio Layer II to ensure worldwide compatibility.

All IP and RF QAM encoders include an optional EAS feature that enables the cruise ship captain to interrupt video and audio content on digital TVs to deliver important information to guests.

At Cruise Shipping Miami, Drake will also showcase its high-quality, affordable solution for delivering customized digital signage content to flat-screen displays via legacy coaxial cable networks. The DSE24 can encode a single uncompressed program derived from devices with HDMI, component video, or VGA outputs to HD MPEG-2 video. An internal modulator and low noise upconverter allows cruise ship operators to use their existing legacy fiber/coax networks as distribution channels for digital signage content, opening up additional revenue opportunities.

More information about Drake products is available at www.rldrake.com.

Photo Link: www.202comms.com/Drake/Drake_EH244-IP.jpg
Photo Caption: Drake EH244-IP

# # #

About R.L. Drake
Headquartered in Ohio, Drake is an American cable TV institution, designing and building innovative end-to-end communications systems and video engineering components for over 65 years. Drake Digital headends are deployed in demanding locations worldwide. Commercial, government, and MSO customers of all sizes use Drake Digital systems. Drake arms multichannel service providers with the technical solutions they need to effectively compete in the residential, enterprise, and hospitality environments.

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

Related Topics: News |

Wohler 2014 NAB Show Product Preview

During the 2014 NAB Show, Wohler will feature a variety of innovations that reflect the company’s well-established expertise in signal management and monitoring for evolving audio and video formats, as well as its depth of experience in developing fresh, powerful IT- and IP-based solutions for highly efficient media processing in the file-based domain. With its move into the IT/IP realm, Wohler is shifting to a new South Hall location, where the company will highlight key solutions and product developments.

Presentation at the 2014 NAB Show — April 9, 2014
Kirk Marple, chief software architect of Wohler’s RadiantGrid(TM), will present a session titled “Intelligent File-Based Processing: Cost-Effective, Efficient Tools for Broadcasters,” on Wednesday, April 9 from 4:30 to 5 p.m.

AVB Monitoring Option Card
The new AVB Monitoring Option card for Wohler’s flagship AMP2 Series modular audio/video monitoring solution allows media facilities to take advantage of the AVB standard in the monitoring realm. The 2-RU AMP2-E16V has become the industry leader because it provides a complete suite of tools for analyzing and managing audio quality, level, and loudness; metadata; Dolby D, E, and DD+ decoding; and more. Now AMP2-E16V users can simply download the appropriate software update from Wohler and insert the AVB Monitoring Option card into the monitoring unit, and they’ve made their unit AVB-compliant without sacrificing any of their other inputs.

The Wohler AMP2-E16V AVB implementation employs a 100 BaseT Ethernet port and familiar RJ-45 connection. Users can install as many as five AVB cards in the monitoring unit. Each AVB Monitoring Option card decodes two AVB streams of eight channels each (IEC 61883-6 format), and these two streams must be locked to the same media clock. Just like any other module for the AMP2-E16V, the AVB card occupies a single card slot. AVB channels can be mixed, level-adjusted, and monitored just like — and along with — AES, SDI, analog, and other input types. The AMP2-E16V performs automatic sample rate conversion of inputs to the unit’s internal sample clock. AVB channels can be output via AES and analog outputs or re-embedded within an SDI stream.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Wohler/Wohler-AMP2-16V-Audio-VideoProcessingMonitor.jpg
Photo Caption: Wohler AMP2-E16V Audio/Video Processing Monitor

MPEG DVB-ASI and IPTV Monitors
Wohler MPEG monitors decode and provide convenient at-a-glance monitoring of program content from MPEG-2/4 ASI and Ethernet IP streams, as well as 3G/HD-SDI inputs. The MPEG video monitors identify, decode, and display in high resolution both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 signals (input via BNC or Ethernet) while giving users the ability to browse the PAT, PMT, PID, EIT, and NIT data (both ATSC and DVB tables) for each selected stream. In addition to MPEG ASI and dual-input 3G/HD-SDI with loop-through, the MPEG monitors also accommodate HDMI video and audio with level meters, GPI, and tally.

Convenient monitoring capabilities include Dolby Digital and Digital+ decoding, as well as the capacity to decode as many as 12 audio groups. In-picture level metering of up to 16 channels of audio is provided for both average and PPM (peak) levels with selectable meter scales. At the 2014 NAB Show, Wohler will feature the MPEG-4290, a 4-RU system with two 9-inch screens; the MPEG-3270, a 3-RU system with two 7-inch screens; and the 2-RU MPEG-2443 with four individual 4.3-inch screens.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Wohler/Wohler-MPEG-4290-VideoMonitor.jpg
Photo Caption: Wohler MPEG-4290 Video Monitor

RMT-173 Video Monitor
The 17-inch RMT-173 video monitor provides the format flexibility and compact form factor critical in studios, master control rooms, edit suites, and electronic newsgathering and outside broadcast production environments. The lightweight unit supports 3G/HD/SD-SDI, HDMI, VGA and DVI; composite Y/C; and component video inputs. Because the monitor can be configured as a dual-split display, as a large screen with one smaller view, or as a single large display screen, it is an ideal solution for any application requiring intensive monitoring.

Featuring an 8-bit 1920 x 1080 TFT/LCD screen and 12-bit image processing, the monitor balances scaling and interpolation to provide superb imaging regardless of video format. In addition to in-monitor display features including IMD, tally, timecode, in-screen audio level metering, format display, and area/title safe markers, the RMT-173 provides a host of audio tools including 16-channel level metering and built-in speaker monitoring of its dual stereo analog inputs or SDI embedded audio. Stand or rack-mount configurations are available.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Wohler/Wohler-RMT-173Monitor.jpg
Photo Caption: RMT-173 Video Monitor

RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform(TM) Version 8
The Wohler RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform(TM) provides consolidated media processing capabilities, such as transcoding, standards conversion, audio processing, caption processing, and quality control, with an intelligent content management fabric and workflow layer. Based on an extensible service-oriented architecture, the platform uses TrueGrid(TM) processing to accelerate and manage several tasks simultaneously while allowing true scalability across multiple machines.

During the 2014 NAB Show, Wohler will showcase further improvements to version 8 of the RadiantGrid platform in which a brand-new media processing engine parallelizes complex audio and video processes at unprecedented speeds. Along with optimized video pipeline features such as anamorphic video handling, 2K/4K UltraHD support, and bit depths of up to 16-bit YUV, the RadiantGrid platform has been enhanced with the RadiantGrid Detect and Correct(TM) video legalization option, which leverages Wohler’s unique RightHue(TM) algorithm to ensure comprehensive NTSC and PAL color compliance within the file-based domain. RadiantGrid version 8 enables fully compliant over-the-top offerings for leading formats and also introduces a unique solution for U.K. DPP(TM) file support.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Wohler/Wohler-RadiantGrid2013.jpg
Photo Caption: RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform(TM)

Company Quote:
“With forward-looking releases such as the AVB Monitoring Option card, refinements that make our RadiantGrid platform even faster and more powerful, and the uniquely robust capabilities of our MPEG Series monitors, Wohler offers innovative and valuable tools for successful operations in a dynamic digital media landscape. We are excited to be in our new location in the South Hall to showcase these exciting advances.”
– Carl Dempsey, President and CEO, Wohler Technologies

Company Overview:
Wohler’s tradition of innovation began with the creation of the industry’s first in-rack audio, video, and data monitoring products, and it continues today through the company’s development of signal management and monitoring solutions for video, audio, and captioning applications. Wohler’s RadiantGrid(TM) platform extends the company’s award-winning product lines to include solutions for efficient file-based content creation and distribution, quality control, accelerated transcoding, and standards conversion. Together, Wohler’s advanced file-based solutions and proven, cost-effective confidence monitoring and content management products ensure high-quality media production across any platform and delivery to any device. More information about Wohler and RadiantGrid products is available at www.wohler.com.

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

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

Related Topics: News |

Sonnet Technologies 2014 NAB Show Preview

At this year’s NAB Show, Sonnet Technologies will highlight the newest innovations in its award-winning Echo(TM) Express family of PCI Express(R) (PCIe(R)) expansion products. The versatile Echo Express systems facilitate mobile and on-location workflows by enabling any Mac(R) computer equipped with Thunderbolt(TM) 2 or Thunderbolt ports to interface with a wide variety of high-performance PCIe cards originally designed only for use in desktop computers. Sonnet will also feature the latest generation of its xMac(TM) mini Server, which securely mounts a Mac mini inside a specially designed 1U rackmount enclosure and connects two PCIe 2.0 slots via a Thunderbolt port.

Echo(TM) Express III-D and III-R With Thunderbolt(TM) 2
Sonnet’s Echo(TM) Express III-D desktop and Echo Express III-R rackmount Thunderbolt(TM) 2-to-PCI Express(R) (PCIe(R)) expansion chassis are the first devices of their kind to ship with 20 Gb/sec Thunderbolt 2 interfaces. Now Avid certified, these products feature three PCIe slots, a 300-watt power supply, and a 75-watt auxiliary power connector. Both systems enable the use of a wide variety of high-performance PCIe cards — originally designed for use in desktop computers — with any Mac(R) computer with a Thunderbolt port. Both chassis support up to three full-length, full-height, single-width PCIe 2.0 cards with one x16 and two x8 PCIe slots. The Echo Express III-D is well-suited for use in most workflows and small enough to fit in many travel bags. The Echo Express III-R mounts in a 2U tall (3.5-inch) rack space and its enclosure is just 16 inches deep, making it perfect for use in a wide range of popular mobile racks, carts, and rack cases, and even server rooms. These Sonnet chassis support every Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe card available, including those from leading manufacturers such as Avid, AJA, Blackmagic Design, Bluefish444, Matrox, RED Digital Cinema, and many others.

Image Link: www.wallstcom.com/sonnet/sonnet-echo_express_iii-d.jpg
Image Caption: Sonnet Technologies Echo(TM) Express III-D With Thunderbolt(TM) 2

Image Link: www.wallstcom.com/sonnet/sonnet-echo_express_iiir_w_kit_and_devices.jpg
Image Caption: Sonnet Technologies Echo(TM) Express III-R With Thunderbolt(TM) 2

Echo(TM) Express SE II With Thunderbolt(TM) 2
The Echo(TM) Express SE II is the middle member of Sonnet’s line of Thunderbolt(TM) 2-to-PCI Express(R) (PCIe(R)) expansion products. Featuring two PCIe slots, this compact and lightweight desktop system enables the use of a wide variety of high-performance PCI Express cards — originally designed for use in desktop computers — with any Mac(R) computer with a Thunderbolt port. Accommodating half-length (up to 7.75 inches long), full-height, single-width PCIe expansion cards, and providing space to mount an adjacent daughter card, the SE II supports nearly every Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe card available, including those from leading manufacturers such as Avid, AJA, Blackmagic Design, Bluefish444, Matrox, and many others. This system offers full 20 Gb/sec Thunderbolt performance with host computers equipped with Thunderbolt 2, and backward compatibility with computers and devices with 10 Gb/sec Thunderbolt technology. Echo Express SE II features include a rugged aluminum case, quiet, temperature-controlled fan, and dual Thunderbolt 2 ports to support daisy-chaining of other Thunderbolt devices to the host computer.

Image Link: www.wallstcom.com/sonnet/sonnet-echo_express_se_ii.jpg
Image Caption: Sonnet Technologies Echo(TM) Express SE II With Thunderbolt(TM) 2

Echo(TM) Express SEL With Thunderbolt(TM) 2
The Echo(TM) Express SEL is the smallest, most portable member of Sonnet’s line of Thunderbolt(TM) 2-to-PCI Express(R) (PCIe(R)) expansion products. This value-priced product offers full 20 Gb/sec Thunderbolt performance and supports a single low-profile, half-length PCIe expansion card up to 6.6 inches long. A perfect match for many Thunderbolt-compatible 16Gb and 8Gb Fibre Channel, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, SAS and SATA host bus adapters and RAID controller cards, the SEL enables users to add a high-speed networking or storage interface connection to any Mac(R) with a Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt port, including the new Mac Pro(R). The Echo Express SEL features include a rugged aluminum case, ultra-quiet fan, and dual Thunderbolt 2 ports to support daisy-chaining of other Thunderbolt devices to the host computer.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/sonnet/sonnet-echo_express_sel.jpg
Photo Caption: Sonnet Technologies Echo(TM) Express SEL With Thunderbolt(TM) 2

xMac(TM) mini Server
On display at the 2014 NAB Show is the latest, and quietest ever, generation of Sonnet’s award-winning xMac(TM) mini Server, which securely mounts a Mac(R) mini inside a specially designed 1U rackmount enclosure and connects two PCI Express(R) (PCIe(R)) 2.0 slots. Providing an upgraded 150-W power supply and auxiliary power connector for installed cards, the xMac mini Server enables users to harness the power of full-size pro video capture and processing, digital audio interface, DSP accelerator, FireWire(R), and RAID controller cards. Temperature-controlled fans deliver strategic airflow to cool the enclosure. Two Thunderbolt(TM) ports are integrated — one to connect the PCIe slots to the Mac mini and a second for daisy-chaining other Thunderbolt devices. Panel-mount HDMI(R), Gigabit Ethernet, and two USB 3.0 cables are included with the system to connect the ports on the back of the Mac mini to ports on the back of the xMac mini Server for convenient external connection.

Image Link: www.wallstcom.com/sonnet/sonnet-xmac_mini_server_3rd_gen_no_lid.jpg
Image Caption: Sonnet Technologies xMac(TM) mini Server

Company Quote:
“Sonnet has always been a trailblazer in delivering innovative storage and expansion solutions, and we’re continuing to lead the way with some of the industry’s first expansion systems to support Thunderbolt 2. Sonnet offers the greatest range of excellent PCIe expansion options for those migrating to the new Mac Pro or any other Thunderbolt equipped computer. At this year’s NAB Show, we’re looking forward to showing attendees how our Echo Express products and xMac mini Server can bring new levels of portability, versatility, and efficiency to any audio/video production workflow.” — Greg LaPorte, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Sonnet Technologies

Company Overview:
Sonnet Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of storage systems, Thunderbolt(TM) technology PCIe(R) expansion products, interface cards, and media readers for professional users in the audio, video, and broadcast industries. Sonnet’s Thunderbolt expansion products enable the use of pro audio I/O and DSP cards, pro video capture and transcoding cards, interface cards, and other high-performance PCIe cards with mini, portable, and all-in-one computers. The company’s product line features a range of high-performance, cost-effective, and reliable RAID storage solutions. For more than 27 years Sonnet has pioneered and brought to market innovative and award-winning products that enhance the performance and connectivity of Mac(R), Windows(R), and other industry-standard computers. More information is available at www.sonnettech.com.

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

April 2014
M T W T F S S
« Mar    
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930  

Your Account

Subscribe

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Subscribe to MyYahoo News Feed

Subscribe to Bloglines

Google Syndication