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Quantum CCW 2014 Preview

Nov. 12-13 at Booth 715

Quantum Products at CCW 2014

StorNext(R) Pro Foundation — Low-Cost, High-Performance, Integrated Shared Storage
Quantum is further extending its line of StorNext(R) Pro Solutions with StorNext Pro Foundation, a complete entry-level, integrated shared storage solution designed specifically for new customers or new deployments in the post, broadcast, corporate and government video sectors. Built on the proven StorNext 5 workflow storage and collaboration platform, StorNext Pro Foundation brings the capabilities of Quantum’s award-winning storage solutions to a new audience of media professionals. more

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NUGEN Audio Releases Version 2 of Visualizer Audio Analysis Suite

Powerful New User Interface and Support for Pro Tools HDX Highlight Latest Release of Industry-Leading Audio Analysis Toolset for Audio Professionals

LEEDS, U.K. — Nov. 4, 2014 — NUGEN Audio today announced the launch of version 2 of Visualizer, the company’s industry-leading audio analysis suite and real-time comparison toolset designed for high-end audio professionals. Ideal for music mixing and mastering as well as audio post-production, Visualizer provides comprehensive audio analysis for recording, mixing, and mastering in a single tool — now available as a plug-in or a stand-alone version. The standardized reference set of professional tools is designed to help audio engineers work faster, avoid mistakes, repeat past successes, and leverage the success of others. With version 2, Visualizer features numerous user interface enhancements in response to customer input, and is now available in a version supporting Avid Pro Tools HDX as well as a stand-alone configuration. more

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Archimedia Releases Next-Generation of Its Master Player and Changes Product Name to Archimedia Atlas

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Nov. 4, 2014 — Archimedia Technology, a company whose technology and applications bring precise multiformat viewing to the professional’s desktop, TV, UHDTV, and infrastructure, today announced that the Archimedia Master Player is now called Archimedia Atlas. The name change reflects the solution’s rapid evolution from a reference player and tool kit for master files to a full-featured player that supports all kinds of video, audio, and caption/subtitle formats — not just masters — with professional scaling tools to handle everything from the smallest Web video to UHD, 4K, and beyond. Atlas represents the newest version of the player, with new features that were not found in the last release. more

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Biamp Systems’ Tesira(R) and Audia(R) Provide Superior Audio Distribution to New Long Beach Courthouse

DSP audio solutions deliver crystal-clear sound across more than 30 courtroom spaces

BEAVERTON, Oregon — Nov. 3, 2014 — Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, has announced that its Tesira(R) digital signal processor (DSP)-based media system and Audia(R) digital audio platform are driving a distributed audio solution for the Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse in Long Beach, California. The recently completed 531,000-square-foot structure replaces the previous outdated courthouse. Among the features in the $347 million state-of-the-art facility is a flawless AV delivery system. more

SMPTE to Host Sessions on the IP-Based Facility and the AXF Standard at CCW+SATCON

SMPTE President-Elect Robert Seidel and S. Merrill Weiss, Chair of the SMPTE Working Group on AXF, Will Moderate Panel Discussions

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Oct. 30, 2014 – The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R)), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced its participation in CCW+SATCON, Nov. 12-13, at New York City’s Javits Convention Center, through a panel discussion on the IP-based facility and an in-depth session, co-produced with CCW+SATCON, on SMPTE’s recently released AXF standard.

SMPTE President-Elect Robert Seidel, vice president of engineering and advanced technology at CBS, will moderate the session “The IP-Based Facility: Is It for You? If So, When?” at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13. Panelists will include Mario Vecchi, chief technology officer at PBS; Steve Fastook, senior vice president of technical and commercial operations at CNBC; and, representing the SMPTE Standards Group, Michael Koetter, senior vice president of media technology and development at Turner. The group will discuss how the core infrastructure at the network is evolving and how the move to full IP infrastructure software-defined networking (SDN) will affect the industry for the next five years or more. Experts will address the impact of SMPTE’s 2022 family of standards (ST-2022-1 through ST-2202-7) for transporting and switching audio and video over IP Networks, as well as how the Joint Task Force on Networked Media (JT-NM) is helping to define the future of the IP-based facility.

“SMPTE is gathering an exciting lineup of experts at CCW+SATCON to discuss some of the most important developments to date, as well as their potential impact on the creation, transport, and storage of all variety of media assets,” said Seidel. “These sessions promise to offer valuable insight into the technologies and standards shaping the media facilities of today and tomorrow.”

“In Support of Interoperability: The New Archive eXchange Format (AXF) Standard,” scheduled for 10:15 a.m. on Nov. 13, will be moderated by S. Merrill Weiss, president of the Merrill Weiss Group LLC and chair of the SMPTE Working Group on AXF. Weiss and colleagues from a variety of stakeholder organizations — from sports and entertainment networks to cultural archives — will discuss how the AFX standard, which codifies interoperability standards among data archive systems, yields benefits with respect to operational storage, transport, and long-term preservation. Supported by panelists James Snyder, senior systems administrator at Library of Congress; Brian Campanotti, chief technology officer at Front Porch Digital; and Peter Symes, director of standards and engineering at SMPTE, Weiss will lead discussions on the practical implementation, as well as the use of AXF to future-proof digital storage so that content remains available despite changing formats and storage technologies. Within this discussion, panelists will also examine how AXF allows content owners to move content from their current archive systems into the AXF domain in a strategic way.

CCW+SATCON is the largest media, entertainment, video, and communications technology conference and exposition on the East Coast of the United States, and it draws attendees from across the country and beyond. More information about CCW+SATCON is available at www.ccwexpo.com.

Further information about SMPTE and its work is available at www.smpte.org.

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About the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R))
The Oscar(R) and Emmy(R) Award-winning Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R)), a professional membership association, is the preeminent leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem, worldwide. An internationally recognized and accredited organization, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines.

The Society is sustained by 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. Through the Society’s partnership with the Hollywood Post Alliance(R) (HPA(R)), this membership is complemented by the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media, and other dynamic media content. Information on joining SMPTE is available at www.smpte.org/join.

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Primestream CCW 2014 Product Preview

Visit Primestream at CCW 2014, Nov. 12-13, Booth 961

Products on Display at CCW 2014:

FORK Production Suite v4.6
At CCW 2014, Primestream(R) will show FORK(TM) Production Suite v4.6, the latest version of its acclaimed software platform for managing the automation of the most complex broadcast workflows. With new modules, functionality, and integrations with the leading broadcast hardware and software vendors, FORK v4.6 is the most extendable, configurable, and powerful version of FORK ever released and includes major revisions to the underlying structures of FORK 4.5 that debuted at the 2014 NAB Show. These upgrades increase overall system responsiveness and provide for the handling of a vastly increased quantity of media assets.

These many improvements position FORK for the support of H.264, H.265, and MXF as well as 64-bit and 4K workflows. Behind this thinking is the intent that customers feel secure that the investments they make today pay big dividends in the future as they move toward the adoption of new formats and standards. FORK v4.6 also includes deep two-way integrations with nonlinear editors like Adobe(R) Premiere(R) Pro, Avid(R) Media Composer(R), and Apple(R) Final Cut Pro X(R). 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.

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Photo Caption: FORK(TM) Production Suite v4.6

FORK Xchange Suite v3.0
At CCW 2014, Primestream(R) will also demonstrate FORK(TM) Xchange(TM) Suite v3.0, a major upgrade to the application that gives broadcasters instant Web access to content on their FORK Production servers from any Windows(R), Mac(R), or tablet device. Xchange v3.0 features a completely redesigned iPad(R) interface optimized for Apple(R) iOS 7. Also new in Xchange, users can now manage non-video files such as audio, image, document, and project files. Direct integration with multiple transcode engines for proxy rendering is also available in Xchange v3.0.

Other new features and capabilities include:

* Xchange Uploader: Allows users to submit raw or finished packages directly into the FORK production environment via a Web-based interface.
* Xchange Downloader: Allows users to download source content in order to edit final packages locally, with the ability to choose among multiple qualities to download.
* Xchange Partial File Download: Allows users to download sections of media, leading to faster download workflows and eliminating the need to download entire media.
* Quick, Cuts-Only Editing: Allows users to create a rough cut with footage in Xchange and send the timeline to the FORK Production environment for distribution.

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

FORK Logger With STATS
FORK(TM) Logger, the metadata tagging module in the acclaimed FORK Production Suite, now integrates with in-depth data feeds from STATS, the global leader in sports information, technology, and content. With this service, FORK Logger users can start their sessions with prepopulated placeholders that contain rich event data pulled from the STATS feed, such as team name, location information, rosters, conference name, and win/loss records. Working from these populated placeholders enables users to avoid manually entering data, which increases the accuracy of the descriptive information.

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Photo Caption: FORK(TM) Logger for Sports

FORK Archive Bridge v1.0
Archive Bridge(TM) v1.0 is a new module for the FORK(TM) Production Suite that provides tight integration between industry-leading archival solutions and the FORK media asset management and production automation platform. Archive Bridge enables disaster recovery workflows and interconnects multiple production environments with a central archive point — adding essential visibility into the archival workflow and allowing facilities to make the most of their archiving dollars.

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

Company Quote:

“Attendees at CCW in New York will be able to see, first hand, how the FORK automation and asset management software environment is able to streamline workflows and save money through powerful integrations and intuitive applications. We will also be highlighting multisite cloud asset management workflows with new Xchange Suite 3.0 and fast metadata tagging with FORK Logger.”
– Namdev Lisman, SVP of Marketing and Sales, Primestream

Company Overview:

Primestream(R), a leader in advanced automation and asset management software, offers a seamless end-to-end platform for the digital acquisition of live and file-based content, editing, logging, control room and master control playback, Web publishing, smartphone video contribution, and archiving. Primestream’s proven solutions are implemented by some of the world’s leading broadcasters, uplink service providers, online digital media operations, corporations, and production/postproduction facilities, and are ideally suited for multisite operations. More information is available at primestream.com.

X2O Media Launches Major Upgrade to HTML5-Based X2O Platform

Redesigned Visual Communication Software Makes it Easier Than Ever to Create Stunning Channels for Any Digital Screen

MONTREAL — Oct. 30, 2014 — X2O Media, a leading provider of real-time visual communications solutions, today announced the release of X2O platform version 5.5. Designed to streamline the content management workflow dramatically, the company’s newest release significantly simplifies the creation and management of media-rich channels for playout on any screen including digital displays, videowalls, tablets and smartphones. With a modern new look and a highly intuitive graphical user interface, content creation, scheduling, and playout of dynamic content on visual communication networks is easier than ever. more

Pexip(R) Releases Infinity Version 7

New Version of Scalable Meeting Platform Enhances Lync(R) Functionality, Adds Infinity Connect Client Software, and Improves Accessibility

OSLO, Norway — Oct. 30, 2014 — Pexip(R), a leading innovator in scalable, distributed videoconferencing software, today announced the release of Pexip Infinity 7. This release has been designed to enhance and simplify users’ engagement in visual meetings regardless of device, technology, or videoconferencing environment. more

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Biamp Systems Names Kiley Henner as Director of Customer Experience

Promotion Underlines Company’s Continued Commitment to Quality Customer Experience

BEAVERTON, Oregon — Oct. 30, 2014 — Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, today announced the promotion of Kiley Henner to director of customer experience. In his new role, Henner will oversee the company’s applications engineering, training/education, and customer service departments as Biamp(R) continues expanding its focus on providing an unrivalled customer experience and complete satisfaction. more

Riedel Communications SATIS 2014 Product Preview

Visit Riedel Communications at SATIS 2014, Nov. 18-20, at Stand E24

Riedel Products at SATIS 2014:

STX-200 Professional Broadcast-Grade Interface
The STX-200 professional broadcast-grade interface brings any Skype(R) user worldwide into the professional broadcast environment. Licensed by Microsoft(R), the new Riedel product meets broadcasters’ increasing need for a reliable single-box solution that enables them to bring live contributions from both reporters and viewers into live programming — all while avoiding typical problems such as consumer PCs running common Skype clients, scan and HDMI-to-SDI converters, or audio dropouts and menu pop-ups on their live feed. Serving as more than a stand-alone solution, Riedel’s STX-200 integrates Skype into the intercom solution to enable even more powerful, flexible applications and workflows. The unit offers broadcast-quality HD-SDI and balanced XLR audio I/Os and is packaged with professional Microsoft Skype TX software. The solution’s broad feature set includes remote management and monitoring of Skype calls.

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Photo Caption: STX-200

Tango TNG-200 Fully Networked Platform Based on AES67 and AVB
The Tango TNG-200 represents Riedel’s first fully networked platform based on the AES67 and AVB standards. With its own dedicated intercom application, the platform can be turned into a flexible, cutting-edge solution for a variety of communications scenarios. The unit itself is equipped with a high-resolution, full-color TFT display that ensures perfect readability at all times. Intuitive front-panel controls simplify the recall of presets and adjustment of audio levels. Along with powerful processing capabilities, the Tango TNG-200 features two integrated Riedel digital partylines, two AES67- and AVB-compatible ports, two Ethernet ports, one option slot, and redundant power supplies. The TNG-200 application transforms the platform into an efficient intercom system that users can tailor according to their needs, including their choice of matrix size starting with 40 x 80. The asymmetric 40 x 80 matrix size is another Riedel innovation, as it allows for a standard premium-quality stereo audio connection to Riedel panels.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Riedel/Riedel-Tango-Front.jpg
Photo Caption: Tango TNG-200

RSP-2318 Smartpanel
The new RSP-2318 Smartpanel offers features and capabilities that will enrich the user experience and change the way broadcasters and A/V professionals communicate. The world’s first smartpanel designed to serve as a powerful multifunctional user interface, the Riedel device boasts a unique feature set that includes three high-resolution, sunlight-readable, multitouch color displays; premium-quality stereo audio; a multilingual character set; and 18 keys in just 1 RU. These features make Riedel’s new smartpanel a powerful user interface that can be further expanded through the use of apps. Riedel’s first app for the RSP-2318 turns the smartpanel into an innovative and smart intercom panel. AES67 and AVB connectivity are standard, with AES3 over CAT/coax optional. Additional features include exchangeable headset connectors for mono or stereo applications, an integrated power supply, individual volume controls for each key, two USB ports, two Ethernet connectors, GPIO, audio I/O, an option slot, a removable gooseneck microphone, an SD card slot, and an HDMI output.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Riedel/Riedel-Smartpanel-Front.jpg
Photo Caption: RSP-2318 Smartpanel

Other Products on Display:
- MediorNet and MediorNet Compact
- MediorNet MetroN Core Router
- Artist, Performer, and Acrobat Intercom Systems
- RockNet Audio Systems

Company Quote:

“We are returning to SATIS with a remarkable array of new solutions that alter the way broadcast and A/V professionals manage communications and signal transport. From our innovative new Smartpanel to the new Tango platform to our STX-200 professional interface for bringing Skype content into live production, we will show how broadcasters can realize new levels of operational and creative freedom.”
– Francke Berger, Sales Engineer France, Riedel Communications

Company Profile:

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 350 people at 12 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

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