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Thinklogical Adds Vice President of Federal Sales

Randy Ridley, Successful Federal Sales Veteran, Joins Company to Extend Thinklogical’s Leadership in Government, Defense and Intelligence Markets

Milford, CT- Thinklogical, the leading provider of fiber optic video routing and KVM extension systems, today announced that Randy Ridley has joined the company as vice president of Federal sales and will be based in the Washington, D.C. area. Randy has successfully led Federal selling efforts for several companies, including Elumens (3D visualization), MetaCarta (geographic search software), Siemens and Narus (cyber security software). Randy also served in the US Navy as an officer in the area of surface warfare. He holds a B.A. in History from the University of Iowa and an M.A. in National Security Studies from George Washington University. In his new role at Thinklogical, Randy will be a member of Thinklogical’s senior executive team lead by Joe Pajer, chief executive officer.

“Thinklogical delivers the highest levels of security and performance for video and KVM routing for distributed computing environments in the government, defense and intelligence markets,” said Mr Pajer. “In 2011, we successfully launched several new products for these markets, obtained new customers including NATO and US Navy BAMS, and achieved an EAL-4 Common Criteria certification. Adding Randy’s deep knowledge in the technology industry coupled with his outstanding track record in Federal government sales is a tremendous asset for Thinklogical as we continue our leadership and expand our presence in this market. His experience and skills are a welcome addition to our team.”

“It is an exciting time to join the Thinklogical team as the vice president of Federal sales,” said Mr. Ridley. “The continued adoption of Thinklogical’s technology throughout the Federal market and the company’s recent EAL-4 accreditation, combined with winning NATO and TEMPEST approvals, is strong validation of the market opportunity for Thinklogical’s solutions. My goal is to build and strengthen our focus in order to provide the most innovative, high performance, and secure fiber-based solutions to this market.”

About Thinklogical
Thinklogical is the leading manufacturer and provider of fiber optic KVM, video, audio, and peripheral extension and routing solutions, as well as NATO Information Assurance (Common Criteria, EAL4) accredited fiber matrix routers. Entertainment, government, scientific and industrial customers worldwide rely on Thinklogical’s products and solutions for optimal performance in secure visual computing environments. Thinklogical helps customers reduce overall cost and dramatically enhance workflow dynamics within complex computing, broadcast, post production and AV infrastructures. Thinklogical sells primarily through integrator and VAR channels, and is privately held and headquartered in Milford, Connecticut.

For information about Thinklogical products, please visit www.thinklogical.com

Contact Marketing
Cindy Caserta
Thinklogical
100 Washington Street
Milford, CT 06460
Phone: (203) 647-8700
Email: info@thinklogical.com

KanexPro Introduces High Speed HDMI Splitters with full 3D and 4K support

KanexPro (Booth # C7247 at InfoComm 2012), the leading A/V Connectivity solutions provider is proud to introduce ProBar Series of High Speed HDMI®. Available in combinations of 1×2, 1×4 and 1×8 I/O’s. Engineered for industry professionals wanting to distribute high-resolution video on eight HDMI displays. With no downtime or signal degradation, this HD splitter enables stunning resolutions up to 4K x 2K, 3D support and bandwidth up to 10.2 Gbps.

Fully compliant with EDID and HDCP management the ProBar HDMI splitters can be integrated anywhere from digital signage to healthcare AV where high-resolution signals are mission critical for today’s applications.

Available in 1x2, 1x4 & 1x8 sizes.

HDMI splitters

About KanexPro™

Leveraging our core strength in professional A/V products, KanexPro carries a complete selection of A/V connectivity needs. When planning digital installations you will find that we carry a broad line of A/V connectivity products enabling you to broadcast, extend, split, or multiply HD signal transmissions; simply and cost-effectively.

KanexPro is a registered trademark. All other trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

Leading Chilean Broadcaster Chooses Shotoku for New HD Studios

SANTIAGO’S CANAL 13 INSTALLS SHOTOKU CAMERA SUPPORT SYSTEMS

Staines, UK – Shotoku Broadcast Systems, a leading international manufacturer of advanced camera support products, recently completed the installation and commissioning of a complex remotely controllable camera system at Canal 13, in Santiago, Chile. James Eddershaw, Shotoku’s sales director, made the announcement from the Company’s UK headquarters in Staines, UK.

One of Chile’s pioneer broadcasters, Canal 13 television began airing in Santiago, the nation’s capital, in 1959. As part of a facility-wide High Definition upgrade, the station purchased five each Shotoku TG-18 Pan/Tilt Heads and Ti-11 I-height elevator pedestals, along with a TR-8T Touch screen control system with HD-SDI support and its companion TR-HP Hot panel, all fully CCU integrated with Hitachi studio and ENG cameras.

“Shotoku provided us with a powerful, scalable, system which is simple to use and fully integrated with our HD cameras we’ve deployed,” said Rodrigo Fernandez, director of engineering systems. “The Shotoku installation went smoothly and was carried out around our on-going live operations. We look forward to many years of trouble-free operation in our demanding newsroom environment and generate more efficiency within our organization. In addition, it provides flexibility required for newscasts under contingencies through its manual control system”.

“It’s been a real pleasure to work with Canal 13 over the past few months,” said Eddershaw. “Our systems are well suited to their challenging environment that requires a tight integration with third-party devices, high performance, scalability to meet evolving needs and, of course, simplicity.”

About Shotoku Broadcast Systems
Shotoku Broadcast Systems is an international leader in the manufacture and marketing of a full range of camera support products with emphasis on manual and robotic pedestals and pan/tilt heads for the television broadcast industry. The Company also provides robotic camera systems capable of interfacing with third-party equipment. Established as an engineering design firm specializing in advanced mechanics and electronic control systems, Shotoku maintains headquarters in Japan with offices in Staines, UK and Torrance, CA. The Company’s robotic camera systems are designed, developed and manufactured in Staines, UK. For further information:
www.Shotoku.tv

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Shotoku contact: James Eddershaw
+44 (0) 1784 224650 • info@shotoku.co.uk

Press contact: Desert Moon Communications
Harriet Diener
845-512-8283 / harriet@desertmooncomm.com

Thinklogical Expands Video & KVM Routing to Address Small to Medium-Sized Computing Environments

Compact, 6.22 Gbps and Protocol Agnostic MX48 Video and KVM Router Will Be Showcased at NAB 2012; Already Shipping to Customers

Milford, CT — Thinklogical today announced that it is expanding its video and KVM routing solution with its new MX48 router. The new router allows for flexible deployment configurations in a variety of small to medium sized computing environments such as regional or local broadcast facilities, smaller post-production facilities, smaller command and control centers, corporate conference rooms and hospital or higher education presentation rooms. The MX48 will be showcased at NAB 2012 (booth SL10424). The new router is already shipping to customers.

The MX48 is a compact, high bandwidth (6.22 Gbps, the highest single thread bandwidth in the industry) and high performance solution for complete, end-to-end routing of video and peripheral signals over multi-mode or single-mode fiber optic cable. The protocol agnostic router supports a variety of formats, including DVI, Dual-link DVI, 3G, HD, SD SDI, Dual-link SDI, USB HID, USB 2.0 (high speed, full 480 Mbps), FireWire 800, serial and bi-directional audio. The router is scalable from 16 ports up to 48 ports, and is compatible with all Thinklogical KVM and video extension systems.

“Thinklogical has a robust history of delivering industry best solutions for KVM and video routing, delivering the highest levels of performance and security, in large and very large, complex computing environments. We are delighted to now bring our unique technologies to customers in small to medium sized computing environments,” said Joe Pajer, chief executive officer of Thinklogical. “With the introduction of the MX48, we are significantly expanding the number of customers who will benefit from Thinklogical solutions.”

The MX48 router is also designed to be easily configured and controlled immediately upon installation. It is engineered with a range of innovative control features designed to simplify operation in visualization computing environments, including a convenient touch panel display with an intuitive user interface. The touch panel can be either integrated into the product (accessible from the front of the router) or be positioned separately in a rack mount format. For customers who prefer to make connections right from their desktop, there is also an option for a small desktop touch panel. For larger configurations Thinklogical’s X4 Configurator, an advanced control management software program is also available, which provides a convenient, browser-based user interface to the router from remote locations. In addition, it is compatible with third party control systems.

“With the MX48, customers with small to medium sized computing environments can now take advantage of premium features and functions from Thinklogical. For instance, one of Thinklogical’s key technologies, which is included in the MX 48, is a unique, pluggable, Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) transceiver design which allows our customers to build an optimized system by mixing electrical SDI, NTSC/PAL, or HDMI/DVI without experiencing video scaling artifacts. Together with 6.22 Gbps of bandwidth per fiber, customers will have an ideal routing solution,” said Kevin Keefe, vice president and co-founder of Thinklogical. “Our customers continue to entrust their infrastructures to Thinklogical’s video and KVM routing solutions because our technology continues to grow and expand with their needs.”

About Thinklogical
Thinklogical is the leading manufacturer and provider of fiber optic KVM, video, audio, and peripheral extension and routing solutions, as well as NATO Information Assurance (Common Criteria, EAL4) accredited fiber matrix routers. Entertainment, government, scientific and industrial customers worldwide rely on Thinklogical’s products and solutions for optimal performance in secure visual computing environments. Thinklogical helps customers reduce overall cost and dramatically enhance workflow dynamics within complex computing, broadcast, post production and AV infrastructures. Thinklogical sells primarily through integrator and VAR channels, and is privately held and headquartered in Milford, Connecticut.
For information about Thinklogical products, please visit www.thinklogical.com

Contact Marketing: Cindy Caserta
Thinklogical
100 Washington Street
Milford, CT 06460
Phone: (203) 647-8700
Fax: (203) 783-9949
email: info@thinklogical.com

Press Contact: Desert Moon Communicatons
Harriet Diener
845-512-8283 • harriet@desertmooncomm.com

Canada’s The Weather Network Warms-Up With Shotoku Camera Support

Staines, UK – Shotoku Broadcast Systems, a leading international manufacturer of advanced camera support products, recently completed the successful installation and commissioning of a state-of-the-art IP-based camera control system for The Weather Network, Canada’s leading provider of weather information services. The announcement was made by Shotoku sales director James Eddershaw from the Company’s European headquarters in Staines, UK.

The five camera package combined legacy with new remote systems, and included Shotoku’s lightweight TG-27 pan tilt heads mounted on TI-11 elevator pedestals. All five systems came under the control of the company’s high performance TR-8B Joystick panel and used Shotoku’s unique DigiPort IP network to replace legacy serial with modern, more flexible IP-based interfaces. The entire upgrade was carried out by The Weather Network staff assisted by a Shotoku engineer, and was installed into a live, working studio without disruption.

“We’ve benefitted from the use of robotic cameras in our operations for many years,” said Kiko Grusecki, The Weather Network’s Director of Broadcast Operation. “But our system needed to expand and adapt to our camera upgrade plans. Shotoku helped us plan a smooth, cost-effective replacement without disrupting our on-air operations.”

About Shotoku Broadcast Systems
Shotoku Broadcast Systems is an international leader in the manufacture and marketing of a full range of camera support products with emphasis on manual and robotic pedestals and pan/tilt heads for the television broadcast industry. The Company also provides robotic camera systems capable of interfacing with third-party equipment. Established as an engineering design firm specializing in advanced mechanics and electronic control systems, Shotoku maintains headquarters in Japan with offices in Staines, UK and Torrance, CA. The Company’s robotic camera systems are designed, developed and manufactured in Staines, UK.
For further information: www.Shotoku.co.uk

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Shotoku contact: James Eddershaw
+44 (0)1784 224 650 • info@shotoku.co.uk

Press contact: Desert Moon Communications, Harriet Diener
+1-845-512-8283 / harriet@desertmooncomm.com

Shotoku Enables HD Production Facility For Swiss Radio & Television in Zurich

TECHNOLOGY AND PRODUCTION CENTER SWITZERLAND AG (TPC) ADDS SHOTOKU CAMERA
SUPPORT AND REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEMS

Staines, UK – Shotoku Broadcast Systems, a leading international manufacturer of advanced camera support products, recently completed the successful installation of robotic camera support and control systems at the technology and production center switzerland ag (tpc) in Zurich, Switzerland. James Eddershaw, Shotoku Ltd.’s sales director, made the announcement from the Company’s European headquarters in Staines, UK.

tpc, a subsidiary of Swiss Radio and Television (SRF), is responsible for technology and production of television, radio and multimedia for the public broadcasting entity. The company selected three TG-18 high performance remote pan and tilt heads with multiple, distributed controls and Shotoku’s full Resilient Network Interface (RNI) option for enhanced system resilience. The configuration also incorporates two Ti-11 I-Height elevator pedestals, a pair of advanced TR-8T Touch Screen control systems, plus a TR-8B basic control panel and its companion TR-HP hot panel.

“The Shotoku systems perform very well,” proclaimed Jens Schulz, tpc ‘s project manager. “They integrate seamlessly with our new multi-studio HD facilities, enabling us to provide our clients with a flexible, high-quality production environment.”

“We are very pleased to be working with tpc in their impressive Zurich production facility,” said James Eddershaw. “By selecting multiple control systems from our range, tpc are able to easily adapt the system’s operation to suit specific production requirements and studio configurations.”

About Shotoku Broadcast Systems
Shotoku Broadcast Systems is an international leader in the manufacture and marketing of a full range of camera support products with emphasis on manual and robotic pedestals and pan/tilt heads for the television broadcast industry. The Company also provides robotic camera systems capable of interfacing with third-party equipment. Established as an engineering design firm specializing in advanced mechanics and electronic control systems, Shotoku maintains headquarters in Japan with offices in Staines, UK and Torrance, CA. The Company’s robotic camera systems are designed, developed and manufactured in Staines, UK.
For further information: www.Shotoku.co.uk

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Shotoku contact: James Eddershaw
+44 (0) 1784 224 650 • info@shotoku.co.uk

Press contact: Desert Moon Communications
Harriet Diener
+1-845-512-8283 / harriet@desertmooncomm.com

ASHLY PEMA™ POWERED PROCESSORS IN THE BIG HOUSE

LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK – MARCH 2012: Although the universe of institutions that require professional sound reinforcement includes churches, schools, and other places that can make a sound integrator feel warm and fuzzy at the end of the day, it is also populated by places like the Yaphank Correctional Facility (YCF) on Long Island, New York. The new $133-million building will house 650 inmates when it is finally commissioned for operation in the spring of 2012. To deliver both routine and safety-related information, Pro Sound Alliance (Troy, New York) a division of Live Sound, Inc., provided a three-tiered redundant paging system centered on the (figuratively) bulletproof Ashly Pema™ powered processor.

The new YCF is designed around six “pods,” each of which will house one-hundred, or so, inmates in a way that maximizes the efficiency with which they can be guarded. Beyond the pods, common areas, food preparation quarters, medical facilities, etc. require dedicated paging zones as well. Pro Sound Alliance general manager Dominick Campana served as project engineer at YCF. “It was a little bit complicated, as we were a subcontractor to a subcontractor to a subcontractor to a prime contractor for the owner, Suffolk County Department of Public Works,” he laughed. “They were counting on our expertise to design and install a system that would deliver the functionality and performance required by the Sheriff’s department together with the architect and engineer’s specifications and concept drawing.”

He continued, “Acoustics are seldom addressed in such facilities. There are little or no absorptive surface materials. All of the speakers are hindered by heavy-duty vandal-proof hardware. The potential background noise is extremely loud. Most input signals are generated from telephone-quality paging and security systems. And so, with all that stacked up against me, I had to find a processor and amplifier capable of multi-layer priority ducking, matrix routing, extensive signal processing, and significant output power to make sure that all pages and announcements are heard loud and clear.” The Ashly Pema multi-channel amp with on-board Protea(tm) DSP processor met all of those requirements at a fair price-point and with Ashly’s reliability and support.

The system covers thirty-plus zones with one Ashly Pema 8250.70 and six Pema 4250.70s powering over 600 Lowell 805-T72 loudspeakers. Both Pema models provide full-blooded 8×8 DSP together with eight (8250) or four (4250) 250-watt amplifier channels in just two rack spaces. Three redundant paging systems at different priority levels provide input.

An industrial-grade Black Creek security intercom system provides top-priority paging: any Black Creek handset or computer-controlled announcement or alarm will immediately take control of the PA system. The most commonly used paging source occupies the second level – a comprehensive Stentofon IP telephone paging system with sixteen microphone stations located throughout the facility. Finally, built-in microphones and program sources at each of seven head ends provides the third-level input.

“We were introduced to the Ashly Pema through our extensive use of the Ashly ne24.24M modular DSP,” said Campana. “We love the flexibility, simplicity, and power of the Protea software platform. Moreover, Ashly’s ‘network-enabled’ equipment is vastly easier to use than other equipment in its class. Instead of opening up control panels, messing with ‘COMM-this’ and ‘PORT-that’ for two hours, the Ashly equipment plugs into the computer and just works.” While Campana says he welcomes that speed and simplicity at any job, it was especially important at YCF. “Getting in there for any changes will not be easy,” he laughed. “The process can take quite awhile! With the Ashly Pema in place, I was able to make efficient use of my time. It will be even trickier to go back for any updates or a service call when the inmates are in residence, so I’m glad, first, that the Ashly gear is so solid, and, second, that it’s so quick to work with in case I have to go back.” Campana reported that the sales support from Charlie Eaton at Eaton Sales and Marketing was exemplary.

Campana commissioned the system in the presence of prison officials and security system integrators. “They were stunned at how wonderful it sounded,” he said. “They’re not used to working with people from a true audio background. I wasn’t just trying to make the pages intelligible, I was trying to make them pleasingly so!” Where most security integrators might tap a loudspeaker at 0.5 or 1 watt, Campana leveraged the muscle of the Ashly Pema units to tap loudspeakers at between 5 and 7.5 watts. “I know that people are under the impression that there are tons of powerful amps out there,” he said. “But I defy anyone to come close to the Pema’s eight channels at 250 watts each with full DSP in just two rack spaces at the price point Ashly manages. It’s a godsend. It’s perfect.”

ABOUT ASHLY AUDIO With a greater than thirty-seven year history, Ashly Audio Inc. is recognized as a world leader in the design and manufacturing of quality signal processing equipment and power amplification for use in the commercial sound contracting and professional audio markets.

www.ashly.com

SYMETRIX APPOINTS CS&A FOR GREATER NEW YORK AREA

csa_logo.JPGSEATTLE, WASHINGTON – FEBRUARY 2012: Cardone, Solomon & Associates (CS&A) is now representing Symetrix in the New York Metro region of the United States. Founded in 1997, the CS&A team brings a wealth of industry experience and strong connections to the region’s corporate, educational, theatrical, sporting, church, amusement, and medical commercial audio markets. CS&A is representing all of Symetrix’ product lines, including the powerful SymNet line of open architecture DSP, Jupiter line of app based turn-key DSP, and Integrator Series line of application specific installed system DSP.

Noted Dane Butcher, president of Symetrix, “We’re very excited about working with John Cardone, Mike Solomon and their entire crew. These folks have an exceptional track record of service to integrators and consultants. As we looked at their line card it became apparent that, without distraction, they’re hyper-focused on systems integration. We couldn’t ask for better more

Discover Video Introduces NOMAD Mobile HD Live Webcasting System

Discover Video, LLC (www.discovervideo.com), a leader in video streaming products and solutions, today announced a new mobile HD broadcasting platform called NOMAD. It provides organizations the ability to stream very high quality video, audio, and PC screen to an unlimited number of viewers worldwide. NOMAD accepts video from HD cameras, video mixers, microphones, or audio mixers and delivers stunning “live” video streams to PCs, Macs, Tablets, Smartphones, and TVs via Roku. more

Canal 5 Noticias Chooses Shotoku For Virtual Production in Argentina

Buenos Aires News & Sports Channel
Installs Shotoku Camera Support Systems

Torrance, CA – Shotoku Broadcast Systems, a leading international manufacturer of advanced camera support products, proclaimed a successful integration of the company’s virtual reality (VR) camera support at C5N (Canal 5 Noticias) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Shotoku Inc.’s president, Naoki Ebimoto, made the announcement from the Company’s US headquarters in Torrance, CA.

The news and sports information service, established in 2007, is distributed to a worldwide audience via cable, satellite, streaming internet services and social networks. The facility recently interfaced Shotoku’s SH120 VR-enabled pan / tilt head system with virtual 3D graphics by Vizrt. Driven through an iPad interface, the channel’s operators produce traffic and weather updates, as well as reports on such ever-popular topics as the economy, politics and sports. The Shotoku system was inaugurated on Argentina’s Presidential Election Day in October 2011 with compelling graphics especially designed for the occasion by Vizrt.

“Using the Shotoku system, our production team developed a new way to display the news on the [television] screen. Virtual 3D graphics were easy and reliable; they caught the attention of viewers and helped us remain the most innovative channel, with the latest technology in Argentina,” declared Gastón Serralta, IT manager for C5N.

“We were very pleased at the results of our integration with Vizrt in Buenos Aires,” said Ebimoto. “Virtual reality systems are a key to the future of television production; they enable small facilities to expand the boundaries of creativity and capture the attention of their audience.”

About Shotoku Broadcast Systems
Shotoku Broadcast Systems is an international leader in the manufacture and marketing of a full range of camera support products with emphasis on manual and robotic pedestals and pan/tilt heads for the television broadcast industry. The Company also provides robotic camera systems capable of interfacing with third-party equipment. Established as an engineering design firm specializing in advanced mechanics and electronic control systems, Shotoku maintains headquarters in Japan with offices in Staines, UK and Torrance, CA. The Company’s robotic camera systems are designed, developed and manufactured in Staines, UK. For further information: www.Shotoku.tv

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Shotoku contact: Naoki Ebimoto
1-866-SHOTOKU • info@shotoku.tv

Press contact: Desert Moon Communications Harriet Diener
845-512-8283 / harriet@desertmooncomm.com

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