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HaiVision’s MAKO-HD™ Supports Titan Medical and Bell Canada’s Groundbreaking Test of Telesurgery Technologies

MONTREAL — Feb. 2, 2009 — HaiVision Systems Inc., the world’s leading vendor of high-definition (HD) H.264 TelePresence codecs, today announced that its hai1000™ network video system and MAKO-HD™ H.264 codec are being used by Titan Medical and Bell Canada to support a test of telesurgery performed with Titan Medical’s Amadeus® robotic surgical system over Bell’s IP-VPN network. Implemented at Bell’s Engineering Resource Center lab facility in Toronto, MAKO-HD provides the exceptionally low latency HD encoding critical to this demanding interactive application. more

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Saddleback Church Makes Quick Shift to HD With TV Magic

SAN DIEGO — Jan. 29, 2009 — Broadcast systems integrator TV Magic has engineered and installed an HD video control room and production system at Saddleback Church, which serves Southern Calif. through 200 ministries and worship at eight venues. Led by Pastor Rick Warren, Saddleback offers members services in a variety of worship and musical styles. By modernizing the church’s control room technology, the installation improves production quality for video delivered both internally and to regional venues, and also supports the future rollout of additional worship sites. more

Aurora Multimedia Signs on Anew C.T. to Bolster Sales Efforts in Western U.S.

MORGANVILLE, N.J. ― Jan. 29, 2009 ― In a move to better service its customers, Aurora Multimedia announces that it has signed on Anew Communications Technology, Inc. (Anew C.T.) as an independent manufacturer’s representative. Under the agreement, Anew C.T. will promote and sell Aurora’s entire product line throughout the Western U.S. In addition, Aurora recently signed on Rep-Presents to service accounts in the Midwest, and Lex Lawson Associates to represent the company in the South. more

BTX Names Cliff Wernet as Western Regional Sales Manager

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. ― Jan. 29, 2009 ― BTX Technologies today announced that industry veteran Cliff Wernet has been named as the company’s new Western regional sales manager. In his new position, Wernet will be responsible for managing, supporting, and developing accounts as part of BTX’s newly expanded sales efforts in the Western United States. Serving the states of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, and California, Wernet will be able to provide one- and two-day UPS™ ground delivery via BTX’s newly opened Salt Lake City warehouse facility. more

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Furman Announces the New P-1800 AR Rack-Mount Voltage Regulator for Pro A/V Applications

PETALUMA, Calif. — Jan. 28, 2009 — Furman, a world-leading provider of power management solutions, today announced the P-1800 AR rack-mount voltage regulator/power conditioner. A successor to Furman’s popular AR-15 II, the P-1800 AR provides stable voltage protection and line noise filtration for any A/V installation where reliable, comprehensive protection is needed. more

CubeX Video to Showcase Advanced Flat-Panel Video Wall Monitor Line at DistribuTECH 2009

BURBANK, Calif. — Jan. 28, 2009 — CubeX Video, a leading supplier of turnkey video wall solutions, will be highlighting its distinctive line of flat-panel monitors at DistribuTECH 2009 (Booth 840), which runs Feb. 3-5 at the San Diego Convention Center. CubeX flat-panel video wall monitors are purpose-built to meet the needs of government agencies, utilities, and other companies requiring high video quality and consistency across multiple panels that are easy to set up and configure. PRECO, CubeX distributors, will be available at the booth to demonstrate the product line. more

X2O Media’s Digital Signage Platform Powers Nation’s Largest LED Billboard

MONTREAL — Jan. 28, 2009 — X2O Media, a world leader in technology, content services, and content design for digital signage, was a key partner in creating the nation’s largest digital billboard. Designed for the Walgreens flagship store, the billboard resides at New York City’s One Times Square, a historic landmark where the famous New Year’s Eve Ball descends from the flagpole atop the building each year. New York-based D3 LED utilized X2O’s Xpresenter™ 2.1 digital signage platform to create the 30 story tall LED spectacular. The X2O end-to-end solution delivers seamless messages and images 20 hours a day to countless passersby in vibrant Times Square. more

BTX Named Sole A/V Distributor for Matrox Veos™ Multi-Channel Digital Signage Extension Solution

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. ― Jan. 27, 2009 ― In a move to better serve its customers in the western U.S., BTX today announced that it has opened a second distribution center, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. more

Panamax Announces New MB850 Compact, Lightweight UPS Battery Back-Up for Home Theater Systems

PETALUMA, Calif. — Jan. 27, 2009 – Panamax, a world-leading provider of AC power management solutions, today announced a new compact, lightweight UPS battery back-up. Measuring 10.25 inches by 8.875 inches by 4.375 inches (length x height x width) and weighing only 16 pounds, the MB850 is an ideal back-up solution for home theater applications with remotely located A/V equipment or space and weight constraints. more

HaiVision’s MAKO-HD™ Provides Speed, Reliability Key to CRAN Telesurgery Project

MONTREAL — Jan. 26, 2009 — HaiVision Systems Inc., the world’s leading vendor of high-definition (HD) H.264 telepresence codecs, today announced that its hai1000™ codec systems, equipped with the exceptionally low-latency MAKO-HD™ H.264 codec, are being used by France’s CRAN (Research Center for Automatic Control) to support the study of robot-assisted telesurgery. Implemented as part of the RALTT (Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Telementoring and Telesurgery) project at the hospital of Nancy-Brabois, HaiVision’s advanced H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC compression technology enables reliable low-latency transfer of video over a VPN linking two test sites. more

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