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Anton/Bauer to Highlight Portable Power Solutions for Production Professionals at BIRTV 2012

BEIJING, CHINA, AUGUST 20, 2012—Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, will demonstrate its latest portable power, lighting and transmission products to attendees at BIRTV 2012 (Videocom Booth 8B15). The company will highlight its new AB-HDRF transmitter system, CINE VCLX battery system and new Gold Mount® solutions for the Canon C300/C500 and RED EPIC digital cinema cameras.

“BIRTV brings together some of the leading professionals in the film and television industry,” says Shin Minowa, vice president of marketing and business development, Anton/Bauer. “We look forward to meeting with attendees to help identify the appropriate power solutions for their individual applications. Our latest offerings are aimed to help further protect their investments while providing seamless power and compatibility.”

• The AB-HDRF system is a compact 5.8 GHz COFDM RF system capable of transmitting a robust HD signal over great distances all while being powered by Anton/Bauer batteries. Anton/Bauer collaborated with Vitec Group sister company Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) to develop an RF system that could mount directly onto the camera, using a camera’s existing Anton/Bauer Gold Mount solution. The AB-HDTX sends its signal directly to the AB-HDRX dual-diversity receiver or the DirectVu handheld confidence monitor/receiver. It has an RF output of 100 mW and is capable of accepting a wide range of HD/SD video formats, along with embedded audio from the camera’s HD SDI output. The use of MPEG-4 compression allows the signal to travel a half-mile in line-of-site applications. The system offers users the flexibility to choose from 12 different channels in which to transmit, ensuring the least amount of interference. The unit’s size makes it ideal for reality-based, ENG/EFP and live event coverage.

• The QRC-CA940 Gold Mount solution was designed to help streamline battery management for Canon EOS C300 and C500 digital cinema camera users, providing 7.2V of power to the camera via a DC connector and 14.4V on three PowerTap® connectors. It is compatible with Anton/Bauer’s mounting bracket for 15mm or 19mm rod systems, the MATRIX Cheese Plate. It can also be adapted to third-party support systems (15mm or 19mm clamp kits sold separately).

• The QRC-EPIC Gold Mount was developed to power the RED EPIC and SCARLET cameras. It features one 6-pin LEMO connector and two PowerTap connectors for accessories. Using the QRC-EPIC Gold Mount, the battery communicates directly with the camera, providing precise and accurate runtime directly into the viewfinder, allowing the user to keep their eye on a shot instead of their battery.

• The CINE VCLX battery incorporates all the features of the Logic Series Batteries to provide superior run-time and service life for the power demands of today’s cinema production and lighting equipment. All the safety and high-power-draw performance of Nickel Metal Hydride cell chemistry technology is available in a power package specifically designed for the integration of 24V film and 14V video equipment. CINE VCLX batteries are powerful enough to run for extended periods of time with many of the most popular cameras for film and digital cinematography, including ARRI 16 and 35mm film cameras, ALEXA, RED ONE, EPIC, Scarlett, Phantom HD, Genesis, Weisscam and P&S Technik. The high-power 28V output is also capable of powering 200w HMI lights, LED panels and portable microwave units. All Anton/Bauer CINE batteries feature a new RealTime® LCD that accurately displays remaining run-time and a visual LED warning indicator when 15 minutes of run-time remain. The CINE VCLX can be transported without restriction under the IATA and DOT safety regulations (http://www.antonbauer.com/Support/TransportationInformation).

For more information, please visit www.antonbauer.com or call (800) 422-3473.

About Anton/Bauer
Anton/Bauer is recognized as the world’s innovator and a premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other key mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries. Based in the United States in Shelton, CT with offices in Europe and Asia, Anton/Bauer was established in 1970 and has expanded its product offerings to include many signature lines such as its leading Gold Mount® system, InterActive® chargers and Logic Series® batteries such as the HyTRON® 50, 100 and 140, and DIONIC® 90, 160, HC and HCX. Their products are compatible with every camera brand on the market today. Other Anton/Bauer high performance products include the Ultralight® 2, ElipZ®, CINE VCLX and the Tandem 150 Modular Charging System. Their superior-quality products have become an industry standard. For more information on Anton/Bauer, visit www.antonbauer.com.

About Vitec Videocom
Vitec Videocom brings together some of the most respected, most innovative and most sought-after brands in the industry: Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, OConnor, Petrol, Sachtler, Vinten and Vinten Radamec. It acts as an endorsing brand for these market-leading broadcast, film and pro video products, encouraging multi-brand system sales and simplifying the way that customers worldwide do business.

Vitec Videocom is an operating division within the Vitec Group, an international business serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military aerospace and government markets. Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers rely on worldwide.

Vitec Videocom – innovative products around the camera.

Anton/Bauer Demonstrates New Portable Solutions for Broadcasters at SET 2012

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL, AUGUST 15, 2012—Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, will bring its latest portable power, lighting, and transmission products to attendees of the SET Congress and 21st edition of the Broadcast & Cable Show – International Technology Fair (Booth B11A). Among its advanced solutions will be the company’s new AB-HDRF transmitter system, DIONIC® HCX battery, ULHM-LED on-camera lighting system and new Gold Mount® Solutions for the Canon C300/C500 digital cinema cameras and Litepanels LED lighting.

“Just one year after opening our local divisional office in Brazil, we look forward to attending SET and unveiling the latest portable solutions for our local customers,” says Shin Minowa, vice president of marketing and business development, Anton/Bauer. “Whether professionals are looking for batteries or accessories to help streamline their current systems, this year we look forward to introducing solutions that will extend our customers’ investments while offering the reliable communications they’ve come to expect from Anton/Bauer.”

• The AB-HDRF system is a compact 5.8 GHz COFDM RF system capable of transmitting a robust HD signal over great distances all while being powered by Anton/Bauer batteries. Anton/Bauer collaborated with Vitec Group sister company Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) to develop an RF system that could mount directly onto the camera, using a camera’s existing Anton/Bauer Gold Mount solution. The AB-HDTX sends its signal directly to the AB-HDRX dual-diversity receiver or the DirectVu handheld confidence monitor/receiver. It has an RF output of 100 mW and is capable of accepting a wide range of HD/SD video formats, along with embedded audio from the camera’s HD SDI output. The use of MPEG-4 compression allows the signal to travel a half-mile in line-of-site applications. The system offers users the flexibility to choose from 12 different channels in which to transmit, ensuring the least amount of interference. The unit’s size makes it ideal for reality-based, ENG/EFP and live event coverage.

• Featuring a 124Wh battery capacity and a brand new motion-detection sensor that protects against capacity loss in storage, the DIONIC HCX is Anton/Bauer’s latest addition to its successful DIONIC series high-current battery line. The DIONIC HCX’s most exciting feature is its unique, built-in motion-detection sensor. After a two-day period without a load, the DIONIC HCX automatically goes into “deep sleep,” significantly reducing self-discharge and allowing extended storage with nearly zero capacity loss. To “awaken” the battery for normal use, customers need only move it, thus activating the motion-detection feature and “waking up” the battery as a result. This new motion-detection feature significantly increases the overall life of the battery by mitigating lithium-ion battery self-discharge when the battery is not in use. To provide precise run-time data, an enhanced LCD RealTime® fuel gauge has been incorporated to display up to nine hours of run-time (under low power load conditions) using a seven-segment display enclosed by four circular arcs that indicate 15-minute time intervals.

ULHM-LED is a low-power-consumption LED, designed to offer flexibility and help achieve the perfect light for any shot quickly and seamlessly. It fits any UL2 base, providing heat- and flicker-free soft 5600k light. Ideal for many applications, it consumes very little battery power. A 3200k filter is included with each light, allowing for quick changes to match color temperatures properly. A dimmer allows for an adjustment of 0–100% with minimal color temperature change. Size: 4.5 x 5.64 x 1.62 in. (11.43 cm x 14.33 cm x 4.11 cm) Weight: .40 lbs (.18 kg). The ULHM-LED requires a UL2 base, which is sold separately or standard with the purchase of the UL2 LED package.

• The QRC-CA940 Gold Mount solution was designed to help streamline battery management for Canon EOS C300 and C500 digital cinema camera users, providing 7.2V of power to the camera via a DC connector and 14.4V on three PowerTap® connectors. Anton/Bauer has designed the QRC-CA940 to be compatible with the company’s mounting bracket for 15mm or 19mm rod systems, the MATRIX Cheese Plate. It can also be adapted to third-party support systems (15mm or 19mm clamp kits sold separately).

QR-Hilio is a 24V dual Gold Mount that mounts directly to the back of the Litepanels Hilio, making the system portable. It offers users the ability to hot swap, so if one battery is almost drained, the user can replace it without turning off the light or stopping the shoot. When used with the DIONIC HC, the recommended run time is approximately one hour and 30 minutes and two hours when used with the DIONIC HCX.

QR-LG offers two PowerTap outputs to help power additional on-camera accessories. It incorporates Manfrotto’s Mini Clamp, which allows the Gold Mount to be mounted on a variety of light stands on bars, making any lighting system truly portable.

For more information, please visit www.antonbauer.com or call (800) 422-3473.

About Anton/Bauer
Anton/Bauer is recognized as the world’s innovator and a premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other key mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries. Based in the United States in Shelton, CT with offices in Europe and Asia, Anton/Bauer was established in 1970 and has expanded its product offerings to include many signature lines such as its leading Gold Mount® system, InterActive® chargers and Logic Series® batteries such as the HyTRON® 50, 100 and 140, and DIONIC® 90, 160, HC and HCX. Their products are compatible with every camera brand on the market today. Other Anton/Bauer high performance products include the Ultralight® 2, ElipZ®, CINE VCLX and the Tandem 150 Modular Charging System. Their superior-quality products have become an industry standard. For more information on Anton/Bauer, visit www.antonbauer.com.

About Vitec Videocom
Vitec Videocom brings together some of the most respected, most innovative and most sought-after brands in the industry: Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, OConnor, Petrol, Sachtler, Vinten and Vinten Radamec. It acts as an endorsing brand for these market-leading broadcast, film and pro video products, encouraging multi-brand system sales and simplifying the way that customers worldwide do business.

Vitec Videocom is an operating division within the Vitec Group, an international business serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military aerospace and government markets. Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers rely on worldwide.

Vitec Videocom – innovative products around the camera.

PROFESSIONAL WIRELESS SYSTEMS PROVIDES ROCK-SOLID RF COVERAGE AT LOLLAPALOOZA 2012 Three-Day Festival Continues Amidst Storm, Evacuation

CHICAGO, AUGUST 14, 2012—For the second year in a row, Professional Wireless Systems (PWS), a Masque Sound Company and experts in supplying and supporting wireless systems for live and broadcast events, has been hired to handle frequency coordination for the wireless microphones, in-ear monitors and communications for all of the performance stages and media at the annual Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago’s Grant Park. Despite severe weather and the delays it brought along with it, careful preparation ensured the team could successfully coordinate three days worth of performances.

PWS’ crew of five was responsible for managing 400 frequencies per day between the eight stages and on-site media at the festival. To help coordinate all these activities, PWS worked closely with the production company C3, the media organizers and stage managers.

“Chicago is the third largest broadcast market in the United States, making this one of the most challenging environments from an RF point-of-view besides New York City and Los Angeles,” says Brooks Schroeder, project manager, PWS. “With the location of the festival between Willis(Sears) and Hancock Towers, there is not a lot of bandwidth. Add 300 bands into the mix, along with all of the media present for Lollapalooza, and we really have our work cut out for us. Pre-planning an event of this size is critical to its success, especially in the case of this year’s unexpected delays and cancellations due to the weather and necessary evacuation.”

To ensure proper frequency coordination, PWS sent out coordination forms to the Lollapalooza stage managers and media reps one month prior to the festival. The stage managers and media reps then forwarded the forms to all the entities attending the event. According to Schroeder, “We try to get as much information about the RF needs of the performers and media ahead of time. This minimizes the potential for problems. It’s a challenging event, but our team of experts has extensive experience in coordinating large events and does a fantastic job.”

In addition, the company’s Helical Antennas were utilized by PA companies 8th Day Sound and Crossroads Audio. PWS’ Dome Antennas were also utilized by many of the bands to reduce the risk of drop-outs and guarantee the strongest possible signal for microphones and in-ear monitors.

Lollapalooza is an annual music festival featuring popular alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock and hip-hop bands, dance and comedy performances and craft booths. It hosts more than 100,000 people per day of the three-day event. Lollapalooza has helped expose and popularize such artists as the Beastie Boys, Coldplay, Stone Temple Pilots, Depeche Mode, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, The Cure, Rage Against the Machine, The Strokes and many more.

About Masque Sound
Founded in 1936 by a trio of Broadway stagehands, Masque Sound evolved into one of NYC’s most successful theatrical sound reinforcement, installation and design companies specializing in theatrical, house of worship, sporting, corporate, TV broadcast and live concert events. Celebrating more than 75 years in the industry, the company is lead by Geoff Shearing, the firm’s 3rd generation owner, and General Manager Stephanie Hansen. The company also operates Florida-based Professional Wireless Systems, a leader in the development and implementation of wireless technology. Credits range from major Broadway shows and tours including “Phantom of the Opera,” “Mamma Mia!,” “Lion King,” “Jersey Boys,” “Memphis,” “The Book of Mormon,” “Newsies” and “Once” to yearly Super Bowl broadcasts and installations of varying sizes, including New York’s New Victory Theater and historic St. Bartholomew’s Church. Masque Sound’s 70,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters and main assembly facility is located at 21 East Union Ave., East Rutherford, NJ, 20 minutes from midtown Manhattan. For more information, call (201) 939-8666 or visit www.MasqueSound.com.

For further information contact:
Nicole Rosen
D. Pagan Communications, Inc.
631-659-2309, ext. 22
nicoler@dpagan.com
www.dpagan.com

Stephanie Hansen
General Manager
Masque Sound & Recording
201-939-8666
StephanieHansen@masquesound.com
www.masquesound.com

Jimmy Van Winkle
General Manager
Professional Wireless Systems
407-240-2880
JimmyV@ProfessionalWireless.com
www.professionalwireless.com

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Autoscript Demonstrates Prompting Solutions for Broadcasters at 2012 Texas Association of Broadcasters Show

AUSTIN, TEXAS, AUGUST 8, 2012—Autoscript, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, and a world-leading teleprompting company, is demonstrating several of its innovative prompting solutions for broadcasters at the 2012 Texas Association of Broadcasters Annual Convention & Tradeshow (Booth 107) this week.

“From LED prompters to software and wireless controls, attendees can expect to see the very latest in prompting technology at this year’s show,” says Greg Prentiss, sales director for the Americas, Autoscript. “We look forward to meeting with local broadcasters and introducing them to our solutions, which were designed with their production needs in mind.”

Autoscript is showcasing its compact, entry-level prompter, the ELP15 Plus. The perfect prompting solution for schools, colleges, universities and broadcasters, the ELP15 Plus offers a 15-inch monitor that is energy efficient—ensuring longevity, performance and reliability, and it contributes to green energy savings. It boasts 400 nits of brightness, composite, VGA and s-video inputs and the image-reversal capabilities necessary for prompting. Weighing just five pounds, the ELP15 Plus is an ideal teleprompter for entry-level users, while also offering great performance in the newsroom.

Also on site is the company’s line of LED teleprompters, ranging in size from eight to 19 inches. These on-camera prompter systems incorporate the latest in Autoscript’s illumination technology, the TFT (thin-film transistor) LED system. Unlike CCFLs (Cold Cathode Fluorescent Tubes), which take many minutes to reach full efficiency and light output, the company’s LED prompters offer instant warm-up to full brightness. In addition, these on-camera teleprompters come with a wide-angle hood, making them optimal for news- or studio-based productions.

For those looking for software, Autoscript is highlighting its +WinPlus-News+ software with the XBOX ULTRA. Compatible with all leading newsroom systems, including ENPS and iNEWS, +WinPlus-News+ offers users an all-in-one solution for show rundowns, cues and prompting. In addition to its enhanced features and capabilities, the XBOX ULTRA is ideal for portable prompting, as it can be plugged into a laptop or PC via its USB 2.0 interface. The video output is standard composite PAL or NTSC, but is also available in an SDI version.

Autoscript is also exhibiting its range of hand, foot and wireless scroll controls, including the new Magno Wireless Foot Control. This control allows presenters to control the speed of the script anywhere within the studio location, without the need to run cabling. Using RF technology on the 400-MHz license-free range, the Magno Foot Control will not interfere with any other devices and can be used up to 100 meters from the receiver module. The Magno Foot Control can be seamlessly added to existing Autoscript installations.

For more information and to find an authorized Autoscript dealer, please visit www.Autoscript.tv or contact ussales@autoscript.tv.

About Autoscript
Established in the UK in 1984, with headquarters in the US and the UK, Autoscript is the world leader in the prompting industry. Autoscript provides a complete range of teleprompters for PC and the i-Series, the best designed and built hardware, PC cards and software, and—with its expanding line of intuitive accessories—is the new definition in prompting. Autoscript is a member of the Vitec Group. For more information visit www.autoscript.tv.

About Vitec Videocom
Vitec Videocom brings together some of the most respected, most innovative and most sought-after brands in the industry: Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, OConnor, Petrol Bags, Sachtler, Vinten and Vinten Radamec. It acts as an endorsing brand for these market-leading broadcast, film and pro video products, encouraging multi-brand system sales and simplifying the way that customers worldwide do business.

Vitec Videocom is an operating division within the Vitec Group, an international business serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military aerospace and government markets. Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers rely on worldwide.

Vitec Videocom – innovative products around the camera.

Bexel’s Custom Equipment Rental Package Gives Audiences a Glimpse Inside The Glass House

Tailored Solution Is Perfect Fit for ABC’s Interactive Reality Competition’s Production Needs

BURBANK, CA, AUGUST 7, 2012—Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, supplied a state-of-the-art custom equipment package for ABC’s new interactive real-time reality competition, The Glass House. As ABC’s second in-house produced show, Bexel worked closely with technical consultant Jerry Kaman and Tim Bock, ABC’s vice president of production for alternative series and specials, to find solutions that would help meet the demands of the aggressive, technically advanced 24-hour show.

The Glass House features 14 contestants living and competing for a quarter-million dollars in a state-of-the-art house that is under complete surveillance, with no access to the outside world. The contestants aren’t just competing with each other, but also playing the game to win over the audience each week.

Bexel supplied more than 50 cameras for The Glass House, including close to 40 robotic cameras, seven fixed cameras and eight large studio cameras/handhelds for the show. Among these were Panasonic’s new AW-HE120 2.2 mega-pixel robotic cameras. Not only do the Panasonic robotic cameras provide excellent picture quality, their entire control system is IP-based. This makes it easy for busy show staff members to deploy the cameras and use off-the-shelf equipment for camera control.

The Glass House is a large-scale job that integrates some of the more complicated equipment that we own,” says Johnny Pastor, director of technical services, Bexel. “From rigging to the engineering and large router infrastructure this is an ideal project for us, as Bexel’s expertise and experience is a perfect fit for these types of reality shows.”

The production also called for robotic cameras with infrared capabilities. For those, Bexel turned to Camera Corps and its Q-Ball. The Q-Ball is Camera Corps’ latest HD/SD pan-and-tilt camera system, combining both appearance and performance in the smallest system currently available. The Q-Ball incorporates a built-in 10x zoom optical lens and smooth accelerating pan/tilt motors in a sturdy, fully weatherproof aluminum sphere with a diameter of 115 mm/4.5in.

For the project, Bexel also built a custom HD control room with a large fiber infrastructure and custom work benches for producers and loggers. A PESA router was utilized with a distributed audio routing system, which made the cabling very easy—requiring the team to simply interconnect everything using fiber.

For more information, please visit www.bexel.com.

About Bexel
Bexel is the pre-eminent worldwide provider of broadcast services including video and audio equipment rentals, fiber services, new audio sales, used equipment sales, and repairs/maintenance. Bexel provides brilliantly designed and flawlessly executed systems and solutions to all customers – including producers of the biggest and most important televised events in the world. For more information, visit http://www.bexel.com.

A Snapshot of The Vitec Group
Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military, aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2011 revenue of £351 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organized in three divisions: Imaging & Staging, Videocom and Services. Imaging & Staging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events. Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG. Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fiber optic and wireless technology used by TV production teams and film crews. More information can be found at http://www.vitecgroup.com.

Pro64 Network Manager Version 3.0 Now Available for Download

Free Software Update to Support New C4dio Digital I/O Card for the AllFrame

WEST CHESTER, PA, AUGUST 1, 2012—-Aviom’s Pro64® Network Manager™ version 3.0 is now available for download on Aviom’s website. This version of the software has been released in conjunction with the company’s newest product, the C4dio Digital I/O Card for the AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O System in order to support new features made available to the Pro64 Series product line with the addition of this device.

The C4dio Digital I/O Card is a 4×4 AES3 I/O card with BNC Word Clock Out, In, and In with Termination options. Six C4dio Digital I/O Cards installed in an F6 Modular I/O Frame allows the AllFrame to be configured as a 24×24 AES3 digital audio interface. When at least one C4dio Digital I/O Card is installed, the AllFrame can support external clocks. To support this new hardware, the Pro64 Network Manager version 3.0 is necessary.

Version 3.0 also supports Standby Mode with AllFrame devices in a Pro64 network. Standby powers down the F6 backplane while maintaining power to the networking engine, allowing the device to be serviced, cards to be changed, or service panel doors to be closed without interrupting network operation. Standby can be activated directly from Network Manager, from the front panel of the F6, or via a contact closure switch connected via Euroblock on the F6.

Pro64 Network Manager is a free download from Aviom.com/NetworkManager.

Aviom pioneered personal mixing with its Pro16® Monitor Mixing System and continues to break new ground with the revolutionary Pro64® Series of audio networking products. With tens of thousands of products in the field today, Aviom has set the standard for high performance, scalable digital solutions. All Aviom systems harness the power of A-Net®, Aviom’s innovative digital audio technology that simplifies system design while enhancing flexibility and fidelity. All Aviom products are designed, tested, and manufactured in the USA. For more information, visit www.Aviom.com.

GLOBALVUE SUPPLIES CLARION HOTEL PHOENIX TECH CENTER WITH NEW LCD TELEVISIONS

PHOENIX, AUGUST, 2 2012 – GlobalVue, a technology innovator delivering exceptional quality and value to the TV marketplace, recently supplied the Clarion Hotel Phoenix Tech Center in Phoenix, Arizona with 190 32-inch HD LCD flat-screen televisions featuring the integrated Pro:Idiom(r) Digital Rights Management System, just in time for baseball season, the hotel’s busiest season of the year.
When Clarion Hotel Phoenix Tech Center General Manager Jim Evanoff received word that it was time to transition the televisions at the Clarion Hotel Phoenix Center to flat screens, he shopped around for the best deal. Pleased with the budget-friendly price and high quality of GlobalVue’s HD LCD flat-screen televisions, he ordered a suite of sets complete with remotes and swivel mounts.
“The industry is moving so fast,” he explains. “We forecast that soon enough, hotel guests will be conducting all communication through their televisions. It was time for us to make the transition to flat-screens with Pro:Idiom technology in order to stay competitive.”
And the timing couldn’t have been better. The Clarion Hotel Phoenix Tech Center receives a lot of traffic during baseball season. Rooms are booked starting in early spring, thanks to the thirteen professional baseball teams that make their spring training homes in Phoenix and the three big college teams that welcome professional scouts each season.
“The hotel books quickly during baseball season and it has been wonderful unveiling the new televisions to our guests,” he says. “We have received such wonderful feedback.”
Evanoff and his staff decided to install the televisions themselves. The 32-inch televisions and swivels were a good fit for the hotel’s current armoires. Evanoff and his team easily mounted each television to the wall and programmed them soon after. The hotel’s old televisions were donated to a local homeless veteran shelter.
“We are thrilled that we were able to supply the Clarion Hotel Phoenix Tech Center with the right size televisions at an affordable price,” says Tim Martin, vice president of sales and marketing at GlobalVue. “The GlobalVue line of hospitality televisions is the ideal solution for managers like Evanoff, who are looking for an easy-to-install, high-quality television at a competitive price point. Delivering top performing in-room entertainment is more important than ever, as hoteliers compete for business and leisure travelers. We are proud to bring this product line as a solution for the changing needs of today’s hospitality market.”

GlobalVue’s Hospitality HD LCD Televisions, available in 32-, 37- and 42-inch class screen sizes, are designed for ease of installation and setup. All three models are equipped with the integrated Pro:Idiom Digital Rights Management System for delivering broad deployment of HDTV programming and other high-value digital content. Other features include MPEG-4, HD-ATSC/clear-QAM cable digital tuners (including legacy NTSC decoding), front panel lock-out and auto volume limiters.

GlobalVue’s televisions are available through a roster of top-tier independent distributors, including Best Buy for Business, Kingston Distribution LLC and Commercial Solutions, Inc.

About GlobalVue
GlobalVue was founded in 2010 to fill a void in the industry for superior-quality commercial televisions, specifically catering to the hospitality and fixed installation markets. Headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, the GlobalVue brand offers a wide range of high-quality, cost-effective products with all the features you’ve come to expect from a commercial television. GlobalVue’s hospitality televisions feature the Pro:Idiom(r) Digital Rights Management System for delivering HD programming and other high-value digital content specifically for hospitality applications.

GlobalVue has an established and rapidly growing distribution network and is able to supply the hospitality and fixed installation markets with high-quality commercial TVs at extremely competitive prices. For more information, please visit GlobalVue at www.globalvuetv.com or call 866-974-1968.

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U.S. BROADCAST TEAMS RECRUIT AUTOSCRIPT TELEPROMPTERS FOR THE SUMMER’S MAJOR TELEVISED SPORTING EVENTS

Autoscript, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, a world leading teleprompting company, announces that several of its prompting solutions are helping broadcasters go for the gold when delivering the latest sporting news from Europe. U.S. broadcasters recruited a series of LED19TFT, LED15TFT and LED8TFT teleprompters to cover these memorable games. more

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C4dio Digital I/O Card for the AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O System Now Shipping

WEST CHESTER, PA, JULY 31, 2012—Aviom, the exclusive developer of the world’s most powerful audio transport protocol, A-Net®, is now shipping the C4dio Digital I/O Card for the AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O System.

The C4dio Digital I/O Card is a 4×4 AES3 I/O card with BNC Word Clock Out, In, and In with Termination options. With this card, users have even more connectivity options and flexibility in terms of designing signal flow in a Pro64® audio network. At the center of the AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O System is the F6 Modular I/O Frame, a multi-purpose network frame with six field-configurable I/O card slots and integrated Cat-5e and fiber optic connectivity. The F6 can be outfitted to meet the audio I/O requirements of nearly any application with C4m Mic/Line Input Cards, C4o Output Cards or the new C4dio Digital I/O Cards.

Installing six C4dio Digital I/O Cards in an F6 Modular I/O Frame allows the AllFrame to be configured as a 24×24 AES3 digital audio interface. Sample rate converters can be turned on per input pair from within the Pro64 Network Manager™ software to allow asynchronous devices with digital outputs, but without Word Clock connections, to be used as input sources.

The F6 can be powered in multiple ways, including a four-pin XLR connector, a Euroblock connector or one of the Cat-5 A-Net ports. Installations that use Power Over A-Net must use the new Aviom-approved POA80 Power Supply.

The AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O System brings the flexibility of the Aviom’s powerful Pro64 audio network to the wall box and stage box. For both installations as well as on the road, the AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O system eliminates several expensive and labor-intensive stages of the signal chain while reducing cable clutter and enhancing flexibility.

Aviom pioneered personal mixing with its Pro16® Monitor Mixing System and continues to break new ground with the revolutionary Pro64® Series of audio networking products. With tens of thousands of products in the field today, Aviom has set the standard for high performance, scalable digital solutions. All Aviom systems harness the power of A-Net®, Aviom’s innovative digital audio technology that simplifies system design while enhancing flexibility and fidelity. All Aviom products are designed, tested, and manufactured in the USA. For more information, visit www.Aviom.com.

Bexel Maintains Commitment to Providing Dynamic Audio Solutions With Investment in Additional TSL Gear

Expanded Rental Inventory of Precision Audio Monitoring Equipment Central to Flypack Systems

BURBANK, CA, JULY 31, 2012—Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, announces a major continued investment in precision audio monitor systems from TSL Professional Products Ltd. (TSL). Bexel will add the new gear to its rental inventory, integrating it heavily into the flypacks the company provides as part of its complete turnkey solutions.

The nearly half-million-dollar investment includes the initial purchase of TSL’s PAM1-3G8, PAM1-3G16 and PAM2-3G16 audio monitoring units. Designed for use throughout entire broadcast facilities, TSL’s precision audio monitoring series delivers top performance in a compact and intuitive package. Featuring OLED display technology, optional multi-format Dolby signal decoding and the unique “scroll-to-hear” user interface, the PAM series has become one of the world’s favorite rack-mounted multichannel audio monitoring solutions.

“We are excited about the addition of the TSL precision audio monitoring systems to Bexel’s expanding rental inventory,” says Tom Dickinson, chief technology officer, Bexel. “TSL’s products are a good mix for our product line and a welcomed addition by our major broadcast clients. In addition, we will be integrating the gear into our new flypack systems.”

Bexel plans to rent more than 40 units for an upcoming major summer sporting event in London as well as add an additional 40 units to its rental inventory, for a total of 80 units. “As embedding audio gets more complicated, it requires precision audio speaker solutions to ensure compliance,” adds Dickinson. “TSL’s PAM systems are able to do what we need them to do. In addition, as MADI becomes the industry standard, this investment allows Bexel to provide proper services to its clients.”

“We are pleased with Bexel’s continued commitment to the TSL brand,” says Chris Exelby, managing director of TSL Professional Products’ Ltd. “Bexel will be joining the vast array of users who will be relying on the TSL PAM family of products at this year’s summer games. Our PAM 1 and PAM 2 units will be helping broadcasters to monitor the multiple feeds coming in from the different sporting events taking place, helping them to achieve audio consistency and ensure they are within their country’s respective loudness standards.”

About Bexel
Bexel is the pre-eminent worldwide provider of broadcast services including video and audio equipment rentals, fiber services, new audio sales, used equipment sales, and repairs/maintenance. Bexel provides brilliantly designed and flawlessly executed systems and solutions to all customers – including producers of the biggest and most important televised events in the world. For more information, visit http://www.bexel.com.

A Snapshot of The Vitec Group
Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military, aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2011 revenue of £351 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organized in three divisions: Imaging & Staging, Videocom and Services. Imaging & Staging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events. Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG. Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fiber optic and wireless technology used by TV production teams and film crews. More information can be found at http://www.vitecgroup.com.

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