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BTX 2009 NAB Show Preview

The following preview document was issued today by BTX Technologies.

New Products on Display at the 2009 NAB Show:

SMPTE Hybrid Fiber Optic Camera Assemblies
These new HDTV camera assemblies from BTX are both SMPTE 311M and SMPTE 304M compliant. Manufactured with Mohawk CDT, or equivalent 311M cable, these hybrid assemblies contain two tight-buffered, single-mode optical fibers, two high-voltage contacts, and two signal contacts. The LEMO® connectors feature low insertion and return loss specs, a quick disconnect push-pull latching system, a solid stainless steel outer shell with a protective rubber boot, and end caps to withstand rugged and harsh environments. Breakout assemblies, camera and panel mount connectors, and testers are also available. more

Tata Sky Ensures Quality of DTH Offering With Wohler Audio Monitoring Systems

HAYWARD, Calif. — March 3, 2009 — Wohler Technologies Inc., today announced that Tata Sky, a joint venture between the TATA Group and STAR, is using a range of Wohler monitoring systems to support direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television service that delivers 170 channels to more than three million connections across India. As Tata Sky, the fastest growing DTH provider in India, expands its channel offering, the company’s Wohler gear provides mission-critical monitoring for uplink, downlink, master control, and transmission areas. more

Leon Speakers’ New Vault Line Brings ‘Commitment to Custom’ to In-Wall Speakers

ANN ARBOR, Mich. ― March 2, 2009 ― Leon Speakers Inc., a manufacturer of custom-built, audiophile-grade loudspeakers for flat-panel displays, today introduced its new Vault In-Wall Series, a redesigned family of high-fidelity in-wall speakers. Designed as both in-wall mains or as timbre-matched rear channels to perfectly complement the Leon Horizon or Profile Series speakers, these fully sealed and acoustically dampened handcrafted cabinets are available with paintable metal grills or custom-colored fabric grills to perfectly match any room’s décor. more

HaiVision and Video Furnace Merge to Deliver Unprecedented End-to-End Network Video Solutions

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — March 2, 2009 — HaiVision Systems Inc., the world’s leading vendor of high-performance H.264 encoders and codec systems, and Video Furnace Inc., the market leader in IP video delivery software solutions, have signed a definitive agreement to merge and become HaiVision Network Video. Each company brings industry-leading technology to the merger, and together they offer the only end-to-end high-definition (HD) H.264 IPTV platform for education, corporate, medical, and military video-over-IP distribution systems. more

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Wohler Names HHB Exclusive Distributor for U.K.

HAYWARD, Calif. — Feb. 24, 2009 — Wohler Technologies Inc. today announced that HHB Communications Ltd., Europe’s leading supplier of professional audio technology, will serve as the company’s exclusive distributor in the United Kingdom. Through this new partnership with Wohler, HHB will be responsible for all sales and marketing activities in the U.K., servicing existing customers and markets while developing new relationships, particularly with regard to new video products. HHB will distribute the full Wohler product line. more

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HaiVision Joins Crestron’s Integrated Partner Program – New Module Controls hai1000™ TelePresence Codec

Montreal — Feb. 23, 2009 — HaiVision Systems Inc., the world’s leading vendor of performance H.264 network video codecs, today announced its membership in the Crestron® Electronics, Inc. Integrated Partner Program and the availability of new modules for simplified, hassle-free integration of HaiVision’s hai1000™ / MAKO-HD multi-stream telepresence codec systems into Crestron’s automation systems. The hai1000 is designed for telepresence-style communications as implemented within the world’s leading boardroom environments, bringing together multi-site campuses for houses of worship, and delivering medical-grade video within hospitals. more

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Linear Acoustic e2 (e-squared)™ System Supports the 2009 Academy Awards® Broadcast

LANCASTER, Pa. — Feb. 23, 2009 — The 81st Academy Awards® ceremony was broadcast last night with the help of the Linear Acoustic e2 (e-squared) multichannel audio and metadata distribution system. The 5.1 channel surround sound telecast aired live from Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre. more

Compix Media Gets HD Ready With New Line of Character Generators, Eases Migration to HD

IRVINE, Calif. — Feb. 17, 2009 — Compix Media, a leading developer of professional-quality character generators (CGs), today announced that it is expanding its HD product offerings with a powerful new line of single- and dual-channel HD-ready CGs. Leveraging the performance and quality of Compix Media’s flagship resolution-independent software and SD-SDI hardware, the new HD-ready models provide the immediate SD functionality required by many digital broadcasters while supporting a smooth transition to HD. A simple keycode purchase is all that is required to upgrade the HD-ready systems from SD-SDI to HD. more

Furman Selected as Vendor Partner By HTSA Buying Group

PETALUMA, Calif. — Feb. 17, 2009 — Furman, a world-leading provider of power management solutions, today announced that it has been selected as a vendor partner by the Home Theater Specialists of America (HTSA) buying group. The partnership expands Furman’s distribution network, while providing HTSA members with full access and exclusive pricing on its complete offering of advanced power management technologies. more

Wohler Builds on Recent R&D Expansion, Names Jeff McNall Manager of National Sales and Market Development

HAYWARD, Calif. — Feb. 17, 2009 — Wohler Technologies Inc. today announced the appointment of Jeff McNall as manager of national sales and market development. In his new position with Wohler, McNall will liaise with the company’s engineering and sales teams and work along with its customers to develop specific solutions to their needs, not just in the broadcast realm, but also in the broad range of markets looking to take greater advantage of smart media technologies. more

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