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RTI Brings Voice Control to Home Automation With New Two-Way Driver for Tenflare’s Voice Viper System

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — May 5, 2014 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced the availability of a new two-way driver for Tenflare’s Voice Viper CTL voice control system. Developed by RTI, the new driver makes it simple for integrators to incorporate voice control into RTI’s cost-effective control and automation systems, providing their clients with a powerful “hands-free” complement to the company’s extensive line of user interfaces.

Developed exclusively for the custom integration market, the Voice Viper hardware solution is remarkably accurate and responsive. Always on, the system does not require any button presses to activate — reacting only to spoken commands, via in-wall microphones, while ignoring ambient conversation. Simple to program and integrate into an RTI control system using the Integration Designer(R) drag-and-drop programming environment, the two-way driver allows up to 256 different control phrases.

To execute voice commands, Voice Viper’s compact module communicates to an RTI control system via RS-232 or Ethernet for quick, reliable control. Using just the user’s voice, the RTI system provides complete control over all electronic systems in a home or commercial facility from A/V equipment to HVAC, lighting, security systems, and much more.

“We are very excited to add RTI to our growing list of home automation partners,” said Stephan Hosterman, co-founder of Tenflare. “By providing high functionality at a low price point, RTI has quickly become the control solution of choice in many residential and commercial installations. Through this seamless integration into the company’s control platform, we will greatly increase our market exposure as we continue to grow in Europe and the United States, while delivering the ultimate control experience for users.”

“The Voice Viper driver adds another exciting interface to the RTI control ecosystem: the human voice,” said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI. “While voice control products have traditionally had limitations — whether it’s the need to physically activate them or their limited number of control phrases — Tenflare’s solution has really taken the concept to new heights. Voice Viper is the perfect complement to our user interfaces in settings where users need both hands free, such as a residential kitchen or entryway, or a corporate boardroom.”

The Voice Viper driver is available now on RTI’s website at www.rticorp.com in the Driver Store.

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

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

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

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Biamp Systems Expands the Role of APAC Regional Director Matthew Packer

With continued company growth in the Asia-Pacific region, Packer’s responsibilities now add overseeing all sales operations and team in India

BEAVERTON, Oregon — May 5, 2014 — Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, has announced the promotion of Matthew Packer, effective immediately. Packer, who was promoted to Regional Director, Asia-Pacific, less than 18 months ago, now adds the recently expanded India territory to his responsibilities.

“Matthew has demonstrated steadfast leadership during this period of extraordinary growth for Biamp,” said Ron Camden, Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Biamp Systems. “He has built a strong, skillful team that applies a customer-first philosophy and a dedication to quality, which allows us to expand the availability of our award-winning commercial audio solutions. As we continue to deepen our relationships throughout this part of the world, his vision and outstanding team will be key for sustaining our success.”

In his new post, Packer will direct Biamp(R) sales operations throughout Asia-Pacific overseeing both the Asia sales team and the recently expanded India sales team. Packer is based in Hong Kong and will continue to report to Camden.

More information on Biamp is available at www.biamp.com.

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About Biamp Systems
Biamp Systems is a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems that power the world’s most sophisticated audio/video installations. The company is recognized worldwide for delivering high-quality products and backing each product with a commitment to exceptional customer service.

The award-winning Biamp(R) product suite includes the Tesira(R) media system for digital audio networking, Audia(R) Digital Audio Platform, Nexia(R) digital signal processors, Sona(TM) AEC technology, and Vocia(R) Networked Public Address and Voice Evacuation System. Each has its own specific feature set that can be customized and integrated in a wide range of applications, including corporate boardrooms, conference centers, performing arts venues, courtrooms, hospitals, transportation hubs, campuses, and multi-building facilities.

Founded in 1976, Biamp is headquartered in Beaverton, OR, USA, with additional engineering operations in Brisbane, Australia and Rochester, NY. For more information on Biamp, please visit www.biamp.com.

PR Link: www.ingearpr.com/Biamp/140505Biamp.doc
Photo Link: www.ingearpr.com/Biamp/Biamp_MatthewPacker.jpg

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Digigram BroadcastAsia2014 Show Preview

Visit Digigram at BroadcastAsia 2014, June 17-20, Singapore, Stand 5E6-07

At BroadcastAsia2014, the Digigram team will feature a complete range of products designed to address the requirements of all applications and budgets. In showcasing solutions that simplify the capture and delivery of high-quality audio-over-IP networks, the company will highlight a new RAVENNA/AES67-enabled sound card ideal for low-latency synchronous audio-over-IP distribution over LAN; the low-cost, ultralow-latency IQOYA *CALL and IQOYA *CALL/LE audio-over-IP contribution codecs; the IQOYA *LINK and IQOYA *LINK/LE stereo audio-over-IP distribution codecs; the high-density IQOYA *SERV/LINK multiple-stereo or multichannel audio-over-IP codec for professional IP audio distribution; and the latest release in the company’s AQILIM family of video encoders for professional video broadcasting and distribution over IP networks.

Audio Distribution Range

IQOYA *SERV/LINK Multiple-Stereo or Multichannel Audio-Over-IP Codec for Professional IP Audio Distribution
Digigram’s IQOYA *SERV/LINK incorporates multiple distribution codec instances and the company’s advanced FluidIP(TM) technology on a single processing hardware platform to simplify the transport of multiple audio programs (mono, stereo, multichannel) over IP networks in a high-density format. Designed for radio broadcasting and for intercom and commentary for both radio and TV, the IQOYA *SERV/LINK codec allows users to configure multiple-stereo or multichannel solutions for links between studios and between the studio and transmitters, DVB operators, or content delivery networks. In its compact 1-RU version, the solution can handle up to eight stereo analog channels, 16 stereo AES/EBU channels, 32 stereo MADI channels, or multichannel LAN IP audio interfaces (Livewire and RAVENNA), and up to 64 codecs with multiple GPIOs and RS232 ports for auxiliary data tunneling. The scalability of the system allows users to mix and expand the supported audio I/Os, and a larger 4-RU version provides even higher channel density. The solution supports analog, AES, MADI, Livewire, or RAVENNA audio connectivity, and multiple audio codecs (PCM, MPEG L2 and L3, AAC, apt-X) and is one of the industry’s few audio-over-IP codecs that can simultaneously stream raw RTP, HTTP, and MPEG-TS/IP streams.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Digigram/Digigram-IQOYA_ServLink_1U.jpg
Photo Caption: IQOYA *SERV/LINK Audio-Over-IP Codec

IQOYA *LINK and IQOYA *LINK/LE Audio-Over-IP Codecs
The IQOYA *LINK and IQOYA *LINK/LE codecs are full-duplex encoding and decoding solutions that provide uncompromising performance for IP-based studio-to-studio and studio-to-transmitter links, as well as audio program delivery to DVB operators. Developed in collaboration with major European telcos, the IQOYA *LINK/LE codec is a cost-effective version of Digigram’s full-featured IQOYA *LINK codec that gives broadcasters the benefit of 24/7 reliability, audio format flexibility, ease of use, and affordability. Based on FluidIP(TM) technology, the smart IP audio streaming engine developed by Digigram, both IQOYA *LINK and IQOYA *LINK/LE boast high field-proven mean time between failures (MTBF), very low back-to-back latency, and a host of state-of-the-art features that guarantee audio quality and continuity. With audio synchronization based on Network Time Protocol (NTP), these Digigram solutions enable operators to provide a seamless listening experience for users on the go — even as they move among the contiguous transmitters used in a multifrequency network. An intuitive Web-based user interface simplifies configuration, control, and monitoring and gives users access to real-time metrics on the network.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Digigram/Digigram-IQOYA-LINK.jpg
Photo Caption: IQOYA *LINK and IQOYA *LINK/LE Audio-Over-IP Codecs

Video Distribution Range

AQILIM *FIT/LE Video Encoder
The AQILIM *FIT/LE professional video encoder is an intuitive and cost-effective solution for high-quality live event broadcasting over an IPTV network or multiscreen video distribution over the Internet. With flexible input options and compatibility with leading content delivery networks (CDNs), the encoder is ideal for popular live video streaming applications, including filmed radio; live distribution of corporate, sporting, or news events; the creation of WebTV; the live distribution of electronic sports events; and live education via e-learning. The AQILIM *FIT/LE encoder connects directly to the camera or video mixer, capturing live video and streaming encoded video either to an IP network or to the CDN responsible for Internet distribution of live video. A straightforward Web-based interface eliminates the need for specialized user training or dedicated operators. The robust 1-RU encoder is available with analog, SDI, and/or HDMI video inputs.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Digigram/Digigram-AQILIM_FIT-LE-left.jpg
Photo Caption: AQILIM *FIT/LE Video Encoder

Audio Contribution Range

IQOYA *CALL and IQOYA *CALL/LE Audio-Over-IP Codec for Professional IP Audio Contribution
Digigram will highlight IQOYA *CALL and IQOYA *CALL/LE codecs, which allow users to build reliable low-latency IP audio contribution links while keeping costs under control. These codecs belong to Digigram’s Mobile Studio and Ultra Mobility solutions, which bring professional quality to full-duplex connections between a remote site and a studio.

IQOYA *CALL protects the investment of broadcast institutions within large fleets of heterogeneous ACIP EBU Tech 3326-compatible equipment managed by SIP infrastructure. Its front panel enables simple and straightforward usage in all outside broadcast situations.

IQOYA *CALL/LE is a cost-effective and versatile addition to the IQOYA range of IP codecs. It easily provides full-duplex IP audio sessions over the Internet and wireless connections thanks to its smart signaling and hassle-free symmetric RTP connection mode.

As with all IQOYA family members, IQOYA *CALL and IQOYA *CALL/LE codecs share the benefits of Digigram’s FluidIP(TM) IP audio streaming engine, including smart jitter, packet loss and drift management; quality of service optimization; end-to-end dual-stream redundancy; and stable ultralow latency.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Digigram/Digigram-IQOYA_CALL_LE.jpg
Photo Caption: IQOYA *CALL/LE Audio-Over-IP Codec

Audio Production Range

LX-IP RAVENNA PCIe Sound Card
The LX-IP RAVENNA PCIe sound card, the first RAVENNA-enabled product developed by Digigram, features ultralow latency — down to one audio sample per IP packet — and up to 256 RAVENNA I/O channels from multiple RAVENNA streams. Ideal for high-density audio production or automation applications in radio and TV broadcast studios, this solution makes it easy for users to record and play as many as 128 audio-over-IP RAVENNA channels simultaneously in/out of a desktop computer. Boasting ultralow, round-trip latency down to 3 milliseconds, interoperability with all AES67 requirements, an embedded 128 x 128 switching matrix, Grandmaster PTP clock abilities, and high redundancy assured by two Gigabit Ethernet connections, this reliable hardware solution enables broadcasters to maintain high performance regardless of the computational load presented by other applications running on the host system.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Digigram/Digigram-LX-IP_Ravenna.jpg
Photo Caption: LX-IP RAVENNA PCIe Sound Card

Digigram Quote:

“As a leading supplier of audio-over-IP solutions for all applications and all budgets, Digigram will be bringing its full range of innovative IP audio codecs, audio applications, and professional sound cards to BroadcastAsia2014. We also look forward to showcasing our recently launched professional video encoder, which is a game-changer for live streaming applications.”
– Philippe Delacroix, President and CEO at Digigram

Company Overview:

Positioned at the convergence of professional audio and video with IT, Digigram offers IP-based solutions that enable users worldwide to increase their competitiveness through change.

The company’s products enable the reliable capture, production, and delivery of high-quality audio and video over IP networks. Its innovative IP audio codecs, professional sound cards, and audio processing software are used by thousands of journalists, broadcasters, and audio engineers worldwide. Digigram’s all-IP video product line provides advanced contribution and distribution solutions to broadcast, IPTV, Web TV, and OTT operators. The company also delivers key audio/video technologies and OEM solutions to software vendors and manufacturers.

For more than 25 years, through constant innovation and the development of fruitful partnerships, Digigram has been influential in energizing the industry, raising standards, and pushing forward technological development.

Further information on Digigram and its product portfolio is available at www.digigram.com.

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Biamp Systems at InfoComm 2014

Biamp Systems / InfoComm 2014
Booth C9736

Tesira(R) 2.0
Biamp Systems will feature Tesira(R) 2.0, the latest version of the company’s flagship family of digital signal processor (DSP)-based products. The centerpiece of Tesira 2.0 is TesiraFORTÉ, an all-new series of digital audio processors that extend Audio Video Bridging (AVB) to application-specific settings. Now shipping, TesiraFORTÉ consists of eight models (four AVB models and four non-AVB models) with fixed input and output configurations, designed to bring greater simplicity and more options to conferencing, telephony, and VoIP environments. Also shipping is the new Biamp(R) Dante(TM)-enabled DAN-1 digital server networking card, which, like its current SCM-1 card does with CobraNet(R), functions as a gateway interface to support 64×64 channels of Dante networked audio. In addition, Tesira 2.0 includes new firmware and software that enable two Tesira SERVERs to act as a redundant pair — with the secondary Tesira SERVER providing a mirrored backup to prevent any interruption in service in case of failure in the primary SERVER.

Image Links:
TesiraFORTÉ Family: www.ingearpr.com/Biamp/Biamp_TesiraFORTE_Family.jpg
DAN-1: www.ingearpr.com/Biamp/Biamp_DAN-1.jpg

Nexia(R)
Also at InfoComm 2014, Biamp Systems will showcase Nexia(R), the company’s award-winning distance conferencing system, newly repositioned alongside the launch of the TesiraFORTÉ series of audio processors. Together, Nexia and TesiraFORTÉ provide a well-rounded and powerful DSP product offering designed to satisfy users’ routine audio requirements for professional AV solutions at an affordable price.

Image Link:
Nexia(R): www.ingearpr.com/Biamp/Biamp_Nexia_Family.jpg

Vocia(R) 1.6
Vocia(R) 1.6 marks a significant addition to the Biamp(R) Vocia networked public address and voice evacuation system. The central aim of this release is to better integrate with Biamp’s Tesira(R) and Audia(R) platforms in order to provide seamless multi-functional solutions. With new capabilities for extending the platform to an even broader range of installations of various sizes, Vocia 1.6 provides three new hardware devices — the eight-channel Vocia Input (VI-8) device for analog and digital paging inputs, the VoIP-1 telephone-paging adaptor, and the POTS-1 analog telephone-paging adaptor. A large number of new features and enhancements in Vocia 1.6 software include impedance monitoring for the Vocia VA-8600 and VA-8600c amplifiers, support for unicast CobraNet(R) local inputs, and a dry contact control input mode for the Vocia Life Safety Interface (LSI-16e), VI-8, and Vocia General Purpose I/O (GPIO-1) devices.

Image Links:
Vocia(R) VI-8: www.ingearpr.com/Biamp/Biamp_Vocia_VI-8.zip
Vocia(R) VoIP-1: www.ingearpr.com/Biamp/Biamp_Vocia_VoIP-1.zip
Vocia(R) POTS-1: www.ingearpr.com/Biamp/Biamp_Vocia_POTS-1.zip

Manufacturers’ Training Sessions at InfoComm 2014

Biamp Systems will highlight the Biamp(R) Education Experience, a robust program of education and training resources designed to provide customers with timely, targeted, and flexible learning options. This includes a new online certification program for Biamp’s all-new TesiraFORTÉ series of digital audio processors that extend Audio Video Bridging (AVB) to application-specific settings. In addition to the online certification training, Biamp offers in-person certification training with multi-day, hands-on courses covering the Tesira(R), Vocia(R), and Audia(R) products at various locations around the world.

As part of the InfoComm 2014 Manufacturers’ Training program, Biamp will present two live training sessions:

Training Topic: Basics of Successful Biamp(R) VoIP Implementation
Session ID: MT05
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 18 – 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Description:
This class will cover the basics of implementing a VoIP solution using Biamp Systems’ Tesira(R) products. Topics covered include network considerations, SIP protocol overview, setting up the Tesira SVC-2 VoIP card, and basic troubleshooting.
Instructor: Zach Snook, Applications Engineer, Biamp Systems

Training Topic: Using TesiraFORTÉ CI to Implement a Conferencing Solution With a Soft Codec (Taught in Spanish)
Session ID: MT45
Date/Time: Friday, June 20 – 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Description:
Taught in Spanish, this class will show how to use a TesiraFORTÉ CI to implement a remote conferencing application in conjunction with a software-based codec (Skype, Lync, etc.). System setup and control of the system using Tesira(R) software and Biamp(R) Canvas(TM) will be demonstrated as well as utilizing the TesiraFORTÉ USB port for passing audio to and from the soft codec.
Instructor: Claudio Berstein, Applications Engineer, Biamp Systems

Company Quote:
“At this year’s InfoComm, we’re looking forward to showcasing our latest innovations in DSP technology, designed to offer powerful new functionality for both everyday and enterprise audio. In particular, TesiraFORTÉ has generated great excitement and has been a tremendous success right out of the door, enabling us to reposition classic products like Nexia for wider adoption in a greater variety of today’s audio environments. For application-specific settings, TesiraFORTÉ combines audio processing performance and ease of use for applying AVB in conferencing, telephony, and VoIP settings.”
– Graeme Harrison, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Biamp Systems

Company Overview:
Biamp Systems is a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems that power the world’s most sophisticated audio/video installations. The company is recognized worldwide for delivering high-quality products and backing each product with a commitment to exceptional customer service.

The award-winning Biamp(R) product suite includes the Tesira(R) media system for digital audio networking, Audia(R) Digital Audio Platform, Nexia(R) digital signal processors, Sona(TM) AEC technology, and Vocia(R) Networked Public Address and Voice Evacuation System. Each has its own specific feature set that can be customized and integrated in a wide range of applications, including corporate boardrooms, conference centers, performing arts venues, courtrooms, hospitals, transportation hubs, campuses, and multi-building facilities.

Founded in 1976, Biamp is headquartered in Beaverton, OR, USA, with additional engineering operations in Brisbane, Australia and Rochester, NY. For more information on Biamp, please visit www.biamp.com.

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

PR Link: www.ingearpr.com/Biamp/140430Biamp.doc

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RTI Takes Audio Distribution to the Next Level With AD-4x and AD-8x

4×4 and 8×8 Units Boast Built-in Cool Power(R) Amplifiers, Ethernet Control, and Web-based Configuration Interfaces

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — April 30, 2014 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced that its next-generation AD-4x and AD-8x audio distribution systems are now shipping. The cost-effective 4×4 and 8×8 units are bolstered with built-in Ethernet for powerful two-way control and feedback over the LAN, as well as new Web-based interfaces for simple configuration via any Ethernet-enabled device. more

Nexidia Media and Entertainment Division Hires Chad Rounsavall to Lead Sales

ATLANTA — April 30, 2014 — Nexidia, developer of dialogue and audio analysis products and technologies for optimizing audio and video media, today announced it has hired Chad Rounsavall as vice president of sales for the Nexidia Media and Entertainment division. In that role, Rounsavall is responsible for establishing and managing a sales network domestically in North America while preparing for a global roll-out of Nexidia media and entertainment products.

“Chad has spent time on both the broadcast and sales sides of the media and entertainment business — and has been successful at both,” said Drew Lanham, senior vice president and general manager of Nexidia’s Media and Entertainment division. “He has an intimate understanding of the technical, regulatory, and budgetary challenges media operations face when it comes to monetizing assets. At the same time, he has proven himself to be an adept sales strategist and manager. Chad’s well-rounded experience is a great addition for our sales organization.”

Before joining Nexidia, Rounsavall was vice president of sales overseeing revenue, strategic plans, and business development in the Americas for U.K.-based AmberFin. He also spent nine years at Avid as an enterprise account manager, where his responsibilities included preparing and implementing strategic account plans, managing territory and enterprise accounts, and driving resources and teams to support customer needs and projects. On the broadcast side, Rounsavall was a producer/editor and director of commercial television productions, including live events, news broadcasts, sports, and special events. He also served as a production and operations manager for CBS Television in Fort Worth, Texas, where he hired, trained, and managed personnel to support 24/7 operations of the network’s television facility and remote productions.

More information about Nexidia and its products is available at www.nexidia.tv.

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About Nexidia
Nexidia is the audio and video search company with patented technologies and breakthrough applications that make it quick and easy for customers to gain new insight, boost their competitive advantage, and monetize large volumes of audio and video assets from entertainment, sports, news, education, corporate, government, financial, house of worship, and non-profit organizations. More information is available at www.nexidia.tv.

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

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Nexidia/Nexidia-ChadRounsavall-VPSalesNexidiaMediaEntertainment.jpg
Photo Caption: Chad Rounsavall, VP of Sales for the Nexidia Media and Entertainment Division

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BenQ Marks Another Milestone: Releases World’s First 32-Inch WQHD Monitor for CAD/CAM and 3D Printing

COSTA MESA, Calif. — April 30, 2014 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today introduced the BL3200PT — the world’s first 32-inch wide quad high-definition (WQHD) monitor designed specifically for 3D printing, computer-aided design (CAD), and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). Building on the success of the highly popular BL2710PT, the larger BL3200PT features a 2560×1440 WQHD resolution, BenQ’s performance-enhancing RevolutionEyes(TM) technology, and Display Pilot software with Auto-Pivot automation, in addition to bringing users BenQ’s exclusive CAD/CAM and animation modes. more

Hearst Television Station WPBF Completes Production Control Room Upgrade With BeckTV

BeckTV Helps West Palm Beach Station to Transition Smoothly and Painlessly to New Facilities and Equipment Without Disrupting Broadcast Operations

AUSTIN, Texas — April 29, 2014 — BeckTV, one of the United States’ premier design-build systems integrators, today announced that it has completed an upgrade of the control room and technical core at Hearst Television station WPBF in West Palm Beach, Florida. BeckTV worked closely with WPBF engineers to ensure a smooth transition from old facilities and equipment to new future-proof facilities and systems without disruption of the station’s on-air broadcasts.

“BeckTV was involved in every step of this project, from planning through implementation, to ensure that we could meet our new technical and operational goals,” said Cliff Thomas, chief engineer at WPBF. “With their help, we have built a new facility that will withstand the test of time, and we did so while staying on budget and on schedule.”

Completed through a phased approach, the WPBF facility upgrade brought station operations into a new engineering wing with new control rooms and offices, a new technical core, and a more robust HVAC system. Together WPBF and BeckTV chose new rack systems and designed and built a new electrical distribution system to support the demands of today’s IT-heavy broadcast infrastructure. BeckTV optimized the control room environment by custom-building all of the control room cabinetry and by situating noisy equipment away from the operational environments.

“The planning started more than a year before the project started,” Thomas added. “BeckTV engineers sat down with us, went over our existing workflow, detailed the facility we were using, and then worked out our transition from old to new equipment, as well as the changes that would take place in our day-to-day workflow. The company was obviously very experienced at doing this type of work, and for us the process was nearly painless.”

Though WPBF already provided an HD broadcast output, upconverted from the SD output of production control, this upgrade enabled the broadcaster to shift to a full HD workflow. Thus, in addition to establishing a much more reliable and flexible infrastructure for HD production, the broadcaster was able to boost the visual quality of the HD content it offers to viewers.

“We have worked with many Hearst Television stations to assure that they transition smoothly to HD and that their investment in new facilities and systems meets their requirements while providing the headroom for further growth,” said John FitzRandolph, vice president and senior engineer at BeckTV, Denver. “Though the scope of this project was substantial, our experience and WPBF’s engagement in the process allowed us to meet all of its objectives successfully.”

Further information about BeckTV is available at www.becktv.com.

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About BeckTV
BeckTV (formerly Beck Associates) is one of the United States’ premier design-build systems integrators. With more than 30 years of experience, BeckTV 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, BeckTV 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 BeckTV is available at www.becktv.com.

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

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Biamp Systems Launches Website in Multiple Languages

Enhanced portal now features four languages to support customers across global marketplace

BEAVERTON, Oregon — April 28, 2014 — Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, today announced that the company’s website — www.biamp.com — is now available in Spanish and German, bringing the total number of languages supported, including English and Mandarin, to four. more

Dimetis and Artel Video Systems Announce Integration Partnership

Artel’s DigiLink Platform Integrated Into Dimetis BOSS LINK Manager(R)

DIETZENBACH, Germany — April 28, 2014 — Dimetis (http://www.dimetis.de), a leading software supplier providing Operations Support System (OSS) solutions, today announced that it has entered into a strategic integration relationship with Artel Video Systems, a leading global provider of broadcast-quality media transport solutions for IP, direct fiber, and managed optical networks. more

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