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NAB 2013: Vizrt and Vimond partner for innovative over-the-top TV technology

Vizrt Ltd and Vimond Media Solutions have announced a partnership to bring powerful over-the-top TV technology to the media industry. At NAB 2013, Vizrt will display how the technology gives broadcasters complete control of their video content across platforms while providing the audience a compelling multiscreen experience.

Vimond’s over-the-top TV technology provides an automated workflow for publishing video online as well as a powerful player that broadcasters can use to control and monetize their content. Video is streamed using a variety of formats ensuring the user has the best possible viewing experience.

Together with the Vizrt Online Suite – Vizrt’s high performance content management platform – Vimond’s over-the-top TV toolset integrates to create a complete platform for journalists and broadcasters to control all their online assets with a powerful engine that maintains the online presence and the presence across all platforms.

In the Vizrt Online Suite’s content management system, Escenic Content Studio, the journalists create stories, edit graphics and maps as well as access all their video content through the Viz Media Engine, Vizrt’s media asset management system. The videos are then transcoded in multiple formats with the graphics either burned in or added live while streaming. The Vimond video player and control system handles the distribution and the end user’s interaction with the online content.

Håvard Myklebust, SVP Products and Marketing, Vizrt stated “With the addition of Vimond’s technology, Vizrt stands now as the leader in the online content management world. No other platform combines the ability to merge graphics and video with a comprehensive journalist tool to create imaginative and informative online content while also providing a fantastic user experience on any platform.”

“Our partnership with Vizrt is all about enabling broadcasters to have an efficient and combined workflow for broadcast and TV Everywhere, making sure that video, graphics and metadata give the end viewers a rich and immediate experience on all screens” said Helge Høibraaten, Vimond CEO. “Add this to our rich choice of monetization models, and the combined experience of our two companies, and you get what I believe to be truly a unique offer for broadcasters seeking to elevate their success in TV Everywhere and OTT.”

Vizrt will be at Vizrt South lower hall SL3305. Vimond will display the combined workflow at booth SL10310.

About Vimond Media Solutions

Vimond Media Solutions AS (www.vimond.com) develops and markets the Vimond online TV platform. Based in Bergen, Norway, Vimond is one of a number of successful technology companies spun off from national broadcaster TV 2, together with Vizrt, StormGeo, and Mosart Medialab. After more than 10 years of technology development and use in production at Scandinavia’s biggest commercial online video enterprise, TV 2 Sumo, Vimond was established in 2011 to make advanced solutions available to other broadcasters launching multiscreen over-the-top services. The Vimond platform provides a comprehensive environment for managing highly efficient streaming of content to cellphones, tablet computers, gaming consoles, connected TVs, and Blu-ray™ players. With its depth of experience and expertise, Vimond is a leading player in the field, serving a rapidly growing roster of customers that includes TV4 in Sweden, MTV3 in Finland, TV 2 in Norway, and pan-Nordic distributor C More.

About Vizrt:

Vizrt offers a new vision for content creation and delivery with an end-to-end solution from ingest to visualization. Our solution combines Vizrt’s true 2D/3D graphics tools with Curious Software’s World Maps and Ardendo’s Asset Management. Running on non proprietary software, the combination of these unique cutting edge products ensures a seamless workflow from conception to multi-format distribution.

Vizrt’s product suite is used by the world’s leading broadcasters including: CNN, CBS, Fox, BBC, Sky, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, TV Today, CCTV and NHK. Also, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions, including both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, utilize Vizrt solutions.

Vizrt is a public company traded on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154. For further information please refer to www.vizrt.com

Martin Burkhalter / CEO / +41 22 365 75 01 / MBurkhalter@vizrt.com

Tomer Wald / CFO / +47 5351 8040 / TWald@vizrt.com

Håvard Myklebust / EVP Products & Marketing / +4791845602 / HMyklebust@vizrt.com

Kodiak Mobile’s New GRIZZ HD Carries Latest FUJINON HD Telephoto and Wide-Angle ENG-Style Lenses

Wayne, N.J., March 25, 2013 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division announced today that Kodiak Mobile—a mobile truck company based in Broken Arrow, OK and Intincifi LLC of Austin, TX—will unveil GRIZZ HD, a unique 45-foot HDTV production truck during the 2013 NAB Show, taking place from April 8 to 11, in Las Vegas.

GRIZZ HD carries seven Grass Valley LDK 3000+ cameras with three FUJINON XA77x9.5BESM HDTV telephoto field lenses with optical stabilization; three FUJINON ZA17x7.6BERM Select Series HDTV ENG style lenses with 2X extender and DigiPower Servo; and one FUJINON ZA12x4.5BERM Select Series HD ENG style super wide-angle lens with 2x extender and
DigiPower Servo. The latest FUJINON product line can be seen at the Fujifilm Optical Devices Division exhibit—booth C7525—at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the 2013 NAB Show.

“All three FUJINON lens models were new as of last NAB,” said David Kearnes, who co-owns Kodiak Mobile with Paul Bronsteader. “These FUJINON lenses offer the high-performance we need in a compact, lightweight, innovative design. In a way, they were everything GRIZZ HD was designed to be so that’s why we felt they’d be a great fit.”

Lisa Kirtley, co-owner at Intincifi, the Austin-based firm that managed the entire GRIZZ HD project, including the design, build, and systems integration. “With its fresh, ground-up design, GRIZZ HD hits a sweet spot in the market,” said Kirtley. “Compared to 53-foot expandos, this truck is more suitable for use at events and venues where space and budget pose constraints. But compared to smaller mobile units or production trailers, it’s fully equipped to handle the demands of live broadcasts such as college sports, corporate events, and music festivals.”

GRIZZ HD’s equipment complement also includes: a Grass Valley Kayenne 2.5 M/E 3Gb/s production switcher, Chyron Hyper X3 dual-channel graphics system, two EVS 6-channel XT Nano replay systems, a Calrec Omega Digital 5.1 audio console, a Tightrope ZePlay 8-channel replay system, and four 47-inch LCD flat-screen monitors capable of user-configurable multi-viewer displays.

“With its innovative design and dimensions, GRIZZ HD offers HD truck customers a viable, cost-effective new option for producing live shows and events,” said Thom Calabro, director of marketing and product development for the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM. “We’re proud that Intincifi and Kodiak Mobile selected FUJINON lenses and wish them all the best as they cut the ribbon and put GRIZZ HD on the road.”

GRIZZ HD will be on display during NAB 2013 and shown as part of a Special Invitation event Tuesday, April 9th from 4pm to 8pm, at the Hofbräuhaus on 4510 Paradise Road, Las Vegas. Food, beer, and wine will be served and a car service will be available to transport guests to and from the convention centers. Interested parties may schedule private demos for Wednesday, April 10th from 8am to 4pm at the same location by calling Lisa Kirtley at 512-917-3783 or Kodiak Mobile Co-Owner Paul Bronsteader at 630-805-1489.

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of five operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division sells consumer and commercial photographic products and services including film, one-time-use cameras, online photo services and fulfillment, digital printing equipment and service. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras. The Motion Picture Division provides motion picture archival film, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides binoculars, and optical lenses for closed circuit television, videography, cinematography,broadcast and industrial markets. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. markets a range of Fujifilm products and services. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmusa.com/northamerica, or go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe atwww.fujifilmusa.com/rss.

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 10 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2011, and in the year ended March 31, 2012, had global revenues of $27.8 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.

* At an exchange rate of 79 yen to the dollar.

All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

FUJIFILM Optical Devices Division, 10 High Point Drive, Wayne, New Jersey 07470. Phone: 973-633-5600. Fax: 973-633-5216. Web site:www.FUJINON.com

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From the Field to the Studio: Sound Devices Highlights Diverse Capabilities of Rack-Mounted PIX 260i at the 2013 NAB Show

File-Based Audio/Video Recorder Ideal For OB, In-Studio and Post-Production Environments

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 2, 2013 — Sound Devices, experts in portable audio and video products for field production, is taking its proven field technology into the studio with its PIX 260i Production Video Recorder at the 2013 NAB Show (Booth C2849). Based on Sound Devices’ PIX 240i Recorder, the rack-mounted PIX 260i is a file-based audio/video recorder that seamlessly replaces tape-based video decks in production and post-production environments. Currently shipping, PIX 260i also offers 32 tracks of audio record/playback as well as control functionality from browser-capable computers and tablets.

The PIX 260i brings the features and tools needed by production companies and broadcasters looking to migrate to file-based recording and playback environments. The PIX 260i records QuickTime files in either Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD video formats. Files recorded in these intra-frame codecs are ready for editing directly from the recorder in common editing environments, such as Avid, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere, eliminating time-consuming transferring and transcoding. For color-critical applications, the PIX 260i supports Apple ProRes 4444 through its 12-bit, 4:4:4 3G-SDI I/O. Users can also play out files from the PIX 260i for real-time applications.

PIX 260i recorders can be controlled from browser-capable computers and tablets. When connected to a data network, transport controls and setup menu controls are available on the Sound Devices PIXNET, which offers IP-addressable control of one or multiple PIX 260i recorders. Users can group multiple units for simultaneous control. Data drives connected to PIX 260i are also accessible on Ethernet-based networks as read-only SMB shares, opening up endless possibilities for file sharing. Files can be copied from any PIX 260i located on a network, enabling access from across a room or the globe.

Up to four SATA drives can be connected to the PIX 260i simultaneously. For RAID-type redundancy and to eliminate the need for post-record copying when multiple copies are required, users can record to all four drives simultaneously.

Building on the company’s deep heritage in production sound, Sound Devices has infused the PIX 260i with 32-track record/playback capabilities. In addition to 16 channels of embedded SDI audio and eight channels of HDMI audio, the PIX 260i also accepts eight channels of line-level analog I/O and eight channels of AES digital audio. Using Dante, the PIX 260i can accept and transmit up to 32 channels of audio over Ethernet.

With its extensive control capabilities, the PIX 260i is a flexible video playback source. The PIX 260i can be controlled by both external RS-422 and via Ethernet through PIXNet.

The PIX 260i includes a built-in Ambient Clockit time-code generator/reader with genlock output for rock-steady, multi-camera and double-system sound applications. In addition to generating ultra-stable time code, time codes can be read from the SDI stream, the HDMI stream or from an external source.

Like the PIX 220i and PIX 240i, the PIX 260i includes a sophisticated scaler and frame-rate converter. Regardless of the incoming signal, the PIX recorders can record the signal after up-, down- or cross-conversion at the same or a different rate. Hardware-based 3:2 pull-down removal and anamorphic conversion is also available.

PIX 260i’s convenient half-rack, 2U chassis dimension allows it to be easily integrated into any existing environment. It is powered by 10-27 VDC through its four-pin XLR connector. Sound Devices’ PIX-RACK accessory includes one full 2U rack, which can hold two PIX 260is.

Sound Devices, LLC designs and manufactures portable audio mixers, digital audio recorders, and digital video recorders and related equipment for feature film, episodic television, documentary, news-gathering, and acoustical test and measurement applications. The fourteen-year old company designs and manufactures from their Reedsburg, Wisconsin headquarters with additional offices in Madison, WI and Highland Park, IL. For more information, visit the Sound Devices website, www.sounddevices.com.

Digital Vision Brings Image Technology Innovations to NAB 2013

NAB 2013, Stand SL14518 / Chairman’s Room, Renaissance Hotel




Technology Demonstrations, New Features Unveiled for Colour Grading, Archive, Stereo and Image Processing

(London, UK) Digital Vision will bring its range of image technology solutions to NAB 2013, including the Nucoda 2013 colour grading product line which features many new tools and enhancements, and the latest version of Phoenix restoration software. In addition the company, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, will present the first technology demonstration of Thor, a soon-to-be-released dedicated hardware product for advanced image processing.

Kelvin Bolah, Managing Director, Digital Vision, said, “We’ve been listening to customer feedback and working hard to develop a wide range of new tools and features for our product ranges. In our 25th year we are particularly excited to unveil the first technology demonstrations of Thor, our forthcoming hardware product that can achieve superb quality automated restoration and processing at high speeds.”

Thor will be suitable for video and file-based sources, and will initially be able to process up to four HD video streams in real time, or one stream of 4K in real time, producing high quality images initially using Digital Vision’s DVO tools. Thor can be deployed as multiple cards in a single system and will be able to switch between algorithms on the fly. It is designed to be platform independent.

The Nucoda 2013 product line enhancements include expansion and refinement of the ACES workflow, as well as integration with Cortex Dailies from MTI. This integration allows for complex data to be shared between Nucoda and Cortex, including CDL, LUT and Camera RAW settings. Other new features include an updated DVO Stereo fix tool and updated stereo tools, including two new Warping tools as well as a De-Warper to fix camera lens distortion.

The Phoenix restoration software continues to grow in capability and reputation, with the latest release including tools to fix Chromatic Aberration, Y/C Alignment issues and a Colour Component Align tool. There is also the addition of the 9 point and 4 point warper. Digital Vision will demonstrate the soon-to-be-released DVO De-Warp, a fully automatic system for repairing warped film.

The Golden Eye archive scanner, which forms an element of the Vintage Cloud Archive workflow solution, will also be on show.

About Digital Vision
Digital Vision is the supplier of the world’s best colour grading, restoration and film scanning solutions for the broadcast, film, commercial and archive industries. Founded in 1988 in Stockholm, Sweden, Digital Vision has offices in London, Los Angeles, New Zealand, and Linköping in Sweden. Digital Vision’s Emmy award winning technology and products include Nucoda and Phoenix colour grading, finishing, mastering and restoration solutions that are used to create much of the worlds’ high profile television, film and commercials media broadcast and distributed today. In addition to the Nucoda and Phoenix ranges, Golden Eye film scanners and the Vintage Cloud solution provide innovative tools to create the industry recognized highest quality in scanning, film digitization, preservation and archiving.

In April 2011, Digital Vision acquired Image Systems and is now a division of the Image Systems group of companies.

For more information, visit www.digitalvision.se

All trademarks used herein, whether recognized or not, are the properties of their respective companies.

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Digital Vision Marketing Contact:
Patrick Morgan | patrick.morgan@digitalvision.se | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7734 8282 | Mobile +44 (0) 7917674711

Digital Vision PR Contacts:
EMEA
Dawn Egerton, Bubble & Squeak | dawn@bubblesqueak.co.uk | Tel: +44 (0)7887 627764

USA
Chris Purse, Ignite | chris@ignite.bz | Tel: +1 818 980 3473

Matrox Announces World’s Highest-Bandwidth, 10Gbps KVM Extension and Switching Solution

Combining Matrox Avio KVM extenders and APCON network switch forms KVM matrix solution with unparalleled signal capability and desktop connectivity capacity

MONTREAL/WILSONVILLE, Ore. – April 2, 2013 — Matrox® Graphics Inc. today announced that Matrox Avio™ KVM extenders are compatible with APCON IntellaPatch® Series 3000 XE network switches, supporting 10 Gbps and forming the world’s highest-bandwidth KVM extension and switching solution. With this new digital matrix switch solution, enterprises will benefit from superior performance through 10Gbps link connectivity. Cabling complexity and cost is also minimized due to single-cable-per-desktop configurations and leading switch-to-desktop density.

Avio takes advantage of the full bandwidth available in 10Gbps SFP+ transceivers to transmit two uncompressed HD video signals, USB keyboard and mouse, USB 2.0 devices, and stereo analog audio over a single fiber-optic duplex LC-LC cable. Once each workstation is connected to its own port on the IntellaPatch XE switch, administrators can use the APCON software interface to easily route a workstation or server to a remote location. The combined Matrox-APCON solution allows enterprises to take advantage of 10Gb throughput, with significant capacity to support up to 143 desktops per chassis from a remote user location.

Matrox Avio F125

Avio KVM extenders are compatible with APCON network switches, resulting in the world's highest-bandwidth KVM extension and switching solution.

"With a 10Gbps fiber-optic infrastructure, Avio extends a broad-range of signals over large distances, maintaining system performance and allowing the centralization of systems without compromising user experience," said Caroline Injoyan, business development manager, Matrox Graphics Inc. "Avio's compatibility with IntellaPatch Series 3000 switches is key to allowing users to easily address all their switching, distance, security, and safety requirements."

Avio F120 and F125 KVM extenders let users run remote desktops without compromising graphics performance through the uncompressed, high-bandwidth transmission of digital content. Consisting of a transmitter at the workstation and a receiver at the remote user location, Avio extends a desktop with its keyboard, mouse, and peripherals by up to 4 km (2.5 mi). System background noise is consequently eliminated in the work area, enhancing operator efficiency, with all equipment centralized in a climate-controlled machine room for improved security and easier system maintenance.

The IntellaPatch Series 3000 Extended Capacity (XE) network switch is a high capacity network monitoring aggregation switch that supports connections up to 40 Gbps including the 10Gbps connection rate supporting the Avio solution. Its modular design delivers flexibility in configurations while delivering leading reliability with redundant controllers with automatic failover, hot-swappable controllers, power supplies transceivers, optics, and fan assemblies. The IntellaPatch Series 3000 XE is also managed through APCON's leading and intuitive management system, WebX. For more information on compatible switch blades and chassis options, please visit the Matrox website.

For more information, visit the Matrox booth #SL4616 at the 2013 NAB show or contact Matrox Graphics directly.

About APCON
APCON develops innovative, scalable technology solutions to enhance network monitoring, support IT traffic analysis, and streamline IT network management and security. The company serves as the industry leader for state-of-the-art IT data aggregation, filtering, and network switching products, as well as leading-edge management-software support. Organizations in over 50 countries currently depend on APCON solutions in their network infrastructures. Customers include Global Fortune 500 companies, banks and financial service institutions, telecommunication and service providers, government and military organizations, and computer equipment manufacturers. For more information, visit www.apcon.com or follow on Twitter at @APCON.

About Matrox Graphics Inc.
Matrox Graphics is a leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for professional markets. In-house design expertise, top-to-bottom manufacturing, and dedicated customer support make our solutions the premier choice in industries that require stable, high-reliability products. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with representation and offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.matrox.com/graphics.

Axon Introduces Jünger Audio’s Loudness Control For Its Synapse Control Modules at NAB 2013

Leading modular AV signal processing and control specialist Axon Digital Design is incorporating Jünger Audio’s LEVEL MAGIC™ loudness control technology into its Synapse audio and video signal processing and control modules. The result of this collaboration will be on show for the first time at NAB 2013 at the Axon booth, N.6006.

Under the terms of the new partnership, four new audio processing modules will be incorporated into Axon Synapse, thus creating a new standard in a range of modular products covering applications such as audio up-mixing and loudness control. With Jünger Audio processing on board, Axon customers can now eliminate annoying loudness variations between program segments and between programs and commercial breaks.

Axon’s Synapse is a modular system comprising multiple 19-inch frames, active hot swappable cards and (mostly) passive connector panels. It is designed to support demanding mission critical broadcast applications, especially the conversion of composite analogue video signals into HD.

Jünger Audio has developed a custom digital signal processing (DSP) board that integrates seamlessly within a standard Axon Synapse module. Building on this seamless interoperability, the two companies have jointly developed four new Synapse modules, which provide a combination of sophisticated up-mixing and loudness control capabilities within both stereo and 5.1 multi-channel audio environments.

Further extending their application versatility, these modules are available as either 3Gb/s or HD capable. The HD version offers a 3Gb/s upgrade pathway for future migration to the greater demands of 3Gb/s operations.

“Jünger Audio is well known as a pioneer in audio technology and we are delighted to have developed a close partnership with the team there,” commented Peter Schut, Chief Technology Officer at Axon. “Together, we have created a range of audio processing solutions which offer significantly new feature-sets and functionality. These innovative products will open new markets to Axon.”

Peter Pörs, Managing Director of Junger Audio, says: “Loudness control is a hot topic and there is increasing demand from broadcasters for an effective solution that can eliminate jumps in audio levels. More and more customers are demanding our LEVEL MAGIC™ process in individual hardware and software solutions because it delivers high quality audio and supports all known loudness standards including ITU, EBU and ATSC. With AXON, we have found the perfect partner to enable us to address this demand.”

Jünger Audio’s LEVEL MAGIC™ technology uses Wideband processing to control loudness and peak level, and avoid defects like breathing, pumping, and spectral changes. The processing relies on a highly sophisticated, adaptive level con¬trol algorithm.

By incorporating LEVEL MAGIC™ into its Synapse modules, Axon customers can set their desired Loudness Target, or Operating Level, and Peak Level. Once set, processing takes place automatically providing continuous loudness control, regard-less of the source of the audio.

For further information during NAB 2013, please visit Axon at Booth N.6006 or Jünger Audio at Booth C.2333. Alternatively please visit the companys’ websites – www.axon.tv or www.junger-audio.com

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About Jünger Audio
Established in Berlin in 1990, Jünger Audio specialises in the design and manufacture of high-quality digital audio dynamics processors. It has developed a unique range of digital processors that are designed to meet the demands of the professional audio market. All of its products are easy to operate and are developed and manufactured in-house, ensuring that the highest standards are maintained throughout. Its customers include many of the world’s top radio and TV broadcasters, IPTV providers, music recording studios and audio post production facilities.

Xytech Powering Today’s Digital Supply Chain with Innovative Facility Management Solutions

NAB 2013 – Booth # SL2427

(Mission Hills, CA) Xytech, the global leader in facility management software for the broadcast, production, media services and video transmission industries, will be showcasing updates and additions to their industry-leading MediaPulse platform at NAB 2013. Xytech continues to define the marketplace with the most innovative and client-centric products available.

MediaPulse, Xytech’s flagship product, is uniquely positioned to offer out-of-the-box automation for the entire production ecosystem. With more than 150 implementations, the platform enables craft workflow and asset management systems to work seamlessly with planning, scheduling, and financial management tools. All tasks in the workflow chain, from automation to asset scheduling and personnel management, are managed in the product by a modular architecture. Templated and dynamic workflows are driven by Xytech’s unique event orchestration technology, managing all activities in an order and automatically monitoring individual tasks for operational status and financial impact.

Xytech is keenly focused on ongoing product innovation, such as platform independence, keeping clients ahead of the changes they continually face in the dynamic landscape of today’s media and entertainment industries. Major additions and advancements to Xytech’s MediaPulse platform will be on demonstration in Las Vegas, NV, April 8th through the 11th, including:

MediaPulse SKY
PRODUCT PREVIEW
SKY is a platform independent, browser-based, HTML5 compliant new user interface (UI) bringing complete MediaPulse functionality to Xytech users, regardless of whether they are operating on Mac, PC, Mobile, iOS or in the Cloud. By introducing the ability to access MediaPulse on any device, SKY manages facility operations in a way that meets 21st century requirements. SKY delivers custom configured interfaces to all users, dramatically reduces rollout costs, drives real time collaboration across the media enterprise between clients and multiple vendors, and is appropriate for freelancers, clients and the edit suite. The dashboard-enabled module is perfect for the executive suite.

MediaPulse Personnel Rules
PRODUCT PREMIER
Xytech’s new Personnel Rules provides much anticipated functionality and technology for the personnel management tasks of any facility. Payroll rules in labor contracts or European Working Time Directives are easily configured using scripted workflows. Payroll penalties are controlled by issuing warnings and alerts on pre-configured parameters including; limits to the number of hours worked in a given period, a mandated minimum amount of time off between assignments, and considerations regarding scheduling personnel to work on days off or holidays. All functionality is presented in a highly configurable interface that makes order entry, operations management, and financial reconciliation user friendly.

MediaPulse Fuse & Fuse Connect
PRODUCT ADVANCES
Xytech’s Fuse is rolling out important advancements. Fuse is a flexible and robust platform extension that offers the unique ability to interface with other systems across a network or over the cloud; Fuse allows users to cover the entire spectrum of system interfaces in a highly scalable manner. Now an XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) data transformation capability is included in the system, allowing developers and integrators to conditionally pull transformed data from MediaPulse supporting ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) strategies in a simplified and easily supportable model. In addition, Fuse now offers the ability to remotely create orders in any other MediaPulse system through simple configuration. This advanced functionality provides real ROI as it supports modern digital ecosystems where orders are shared amongst several companies.

Greg Dolan, Chief Operating Officer of Xytech, noted, “Our mission commands all of us at Xytech to remain sharply focused on our clients’ need for flexible, scalable solutions to today’s issues. Digital Order, unveiled at last year’s NAB, is now driving essential automated workflows at national broadcasters. This is simply one example of how we build products to solve our clients’ problems. Every year, we look back on our successful products in place in the community, and ahead to those that will help our clients in the future. The products we are announcing at NAB this year are a direct result of ceaseless innovation on behalf of our customers. We never stop the evolution of our products or inventive new solutions. This is why we are the dominant provider of facility management systems.”

Visit Xytech at NAB 2013, Booth # SL2427.

About Xytech
Xytech Systems Corporation(tm) is the leading global provider of facility management software for today’s media and broadcast companies. Leveraging a 25-year history of innovation and market expertise, Xytech brings unparalleled proficiency to its customers with flexible, transparent and evolutionary solutions that set the standard for successfully managing the continuous business realignments that define today’s marketplace. Xytech’s collaborative MediaPulse platform and suite of solutions enable craft workflow and asset management systems to work seamlessly with the company’s renowned planning, scheduling and financial management tools. Xytech has over 450 software deployments in more than 20 countries around the world and is headquartered in Mission Hills, California, with regional offices in New York and London.

For more information, please visit www.XytechSystems.com or call +1.818.698.4900 (US) or +44 (0)20.3478.1450 (UK).

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Media Contact:
Chris Purse, 818.908.3473
ignite strategic communications
chris@ignite.bz or mimi@ignite.bz

RTW Welcomes Arjen Hofland as International Sales Manager

Hofland Will Utilize His Pro Audio Experience to Further Expand the Worldwide Distribution of RTW Devices

COLOGNE, GERMANY, 1 APRIL, 2013 ─ RTW (NAB Booth C1844), a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to announce the appointment of Arjen Hofland as the company’s new International Sales Manager. Based at RTW’s headquarters in Cologne, Germany, Hofland will oversee all of RTW’s international sales in different regions around the world.

In its more than 45-year history, RTW has consistently experienced increasing global customer demand, especially as more countries adopt loudness regulations. In his new role, Hofland will work to further this success in markets beyond Germany and the surrounding European countries, working with current customers in South America, Canada, Australia, the Asia-Pacific regions and parts of Europe. He will also endeavour to introduce new distributors and dealers to the benefits of the RTW product line.

With his 25 years of experience in the pro audio and video industry, Hofland brings to RTW a thorough knowledge of, and familiarity with, the pro audio and broadcast industries. He has spent time at several top-tier audio and video companies in and around Europe as a manager and in other sales and technical support positions.

“With Arjen joining the RTW team, we are gaining an expert with a deep understanding of the current needs of the pro audio community, whether in the broadcast, post-production or other markets around the world,” says Mahmoud Chatah, RTW director of marketing and sales. “RTW’s current goal is to strengthen the RTW brand internationally, and we are confident that he will lend the support necessary to the RTW sales team to do this.”

For his part, Hofland is excited about coming aboard at RTW. “I am honored to join RTW, a company with such an excellent reputation and commitment to bringing its customers innovative solutions that are reliable, technologically advanced and set standards in the pro audio market,” he says. “I look forward to working with such a talented, knowledgeable group of people, as we all strive toward the common goal of maintaining and further strengthening the popularity of RTW products around the world.”

ABOUT RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s ranges of products currently include the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

As part of its expansion into the U.S. market, in 2013 RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The new office is the first U.S. location launched by RTW, showing the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks in the U.S. The new U.S. office will house all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221.

At NAB 2013, DVEO to Feature Professional Archiving System for Recording, Archiving and Repurposing Many HLS, RTMP, RTSP, or IP Streams

Stream Bucket IP-IP Archiving System

Stream Bucket IP-IP Archiving System

San Diego, California — At the NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 8-11, DVEO will introduce their new remotely manageable recorder and professional archiving system for IP streams, at Booth SU6505.

The Stream Bucket™ IP/IP was developed for broadcasters and content providers to capture their video streams for archiving. It can also be used to repurpose one’s streams at a later date.

The Stream Bucket IP/IP simultaneously records up to ten 1080i/p HD or 50 SD streams, with manual or scheduled inputs. Capture protocols are HLS, UDP, RTP, RTSP, HTTP, RTMP (Open Flash – pull only), or MMS.

The Stream Bucket IP/IP creates files with specified identities that can be readily accessed via other devices over the Internet. It supports H.264, MPEG-2, or VC-1 file recording in native format, or customers can alter the resolutions, bit rates, or codecs.

The system can create and store files with multiple bit rates and resolutions. Supported input file types are H.264 or MPEG-2 transport streams, or MP4.

“We look forward to launching the Stream Bucket at NAB 2013,” stated Laszlo Zoltan, Sales Manager for DVEO. “Our customers will find it indispensable for compliance recording, as-run proof for stream ads, archiving IP camera footage, live stream capture, and more. We also offer this product as part of our Infinity Streamer™ product line of streaming playout servers.”

The Stream Bucket stores streams in specified folders with specified naming conventions. It can be remotely configured and managed via a web-based GUI. The system ships standard with an Intel® solid state drive.

The Stream Bucket is also available for most video formats, including SDI, HDMI, 8VSB, Analog, DVB-S/S2, DVB-T/T2, and DVB-ASI.

Supplemental Information for Press Release

Features:

  • Input: IP (H.264, MPEG-2, or VC-1)
  • Capture protocols: HTTP Live (HLS – pull only), UDP, RTP, RTSP, HTTP, RTMP (Open Flash – pull only), MMS
  • Capture and output file types supported: TS, MP4
  • Capture can be initiated via Schedule or via Manual Start
  • Records up to 10 1080i/p HD streams or 50 SD streams
  • Streams can be stored in specified folders with specified naming convention
  • Incoming streams will be time stamped
  • Supports IP unicast or multicast
  • Easy to use folder naming system
  • Does not alter incoming stream
  • Configure and manage via remote GUI
  • Can create and store multiple bit rates and resolutions
  • Supports H.264 High Profile @ Level 4.0 (HP@L4)
  • Supports 1080i, 1080p, 720p, 480i, 480p, CIF, QCIF, qHD, H.264up and many others, and custom resolutions
  • SNMP remote management with low power consumption due to Ivy Bridge Intel® CPU

Suggested Retail Price:
Stream Bucket IP/IP in 1 RU system: $2,995 U.S.

Other versions available: SDI, HDMI, 8VSB, Analog, DVB-S/S2, DVB-T/T2, DVB-ASI

DVEO, Infinity Streamer, and Stream Bucket are trademarks of Computer Modules, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademark are the properties of their respective owners. AAC licensed via Via Licensing.

About CMI and DVEO
CMI, founded in 1982, is a privately held company headquartered in San Diego, California. DVEO, the Broadcast Division of Computer Modules, Inc., sells digital video and high definition television (HDTV) products to the top television broadcast companies throughout the world.

For more information on CMI and DVEO, please contact Rebecca Gray at +1 (858) 613-1818 or rebecca@dveo.com. To download DVEO’s press releases and product images, visit the news section at www.dveo.com.

DVEO, 11409 West Bernardo Court, San Diego, California, 92127
Web: www.dveo.com phone: +1 (858) 613-1818, fax: +1 (858) 613-1815

Second Generation of IDC’s Widely Deployed STAR Pro Audio Receiver to Be Introduced at NAB2013

Targeted ad insertion, shared hub support, time-shifting and lower bandwidth requirements make this next-level solution unique

Ottawa, ON – International Datacasting (TSX: IDC), a global leader in digital content distribution for the world’s premiere radio and television broadcasters, will launch the second generation of its popular STAR Pro Audio solution at the 2013 NAB Show, April 8 – 11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (Booth SU3711.)

The second generation of the STAR Pro Audio solution opens up new revenue generating opportunities for radio networks by providing localized ad insertion. The new platform also enables time-shifting functionality, allowing broadcasters to play the right content at the desired time. Broadcasters can now seamlessly adjust for time zones and rapidly adapt to conflicting live programming schedules.

In addition to increasing ad revenues and improving flexibility, the STAR Pro Audio solution significantly lowers per-channel costs through shared hub support. Additionally, it uses up to 70% less bandwidth compared to competitive solutions.

“With this next generation of STAR Pro Audio, radio broadcasters can look forward to two very important things—boosting revenue and lowering their operating expenditures,” said Del Lippert, Chairman of the Board and Interim CEO, International Datacasting. “The platform increases advertising revenues because it enables highly localized ad insertion. The ability to sell more targeted ads—by location, demographic, time zone, or language—means more revenue opportunities across the entire network. “We’re eager to show off our next generation of STAR Pro Audio at the NAB show next month.”

STAR Pro Audio includes a copy split capability that allows operators to send select ads to specific regions or specific receivers. Audio files stored in the receiver can be inserted into live or recorded programming. Cost savings are realized through shared hub support which enables multiple radio networks to share one 4-channel receiver instead of having each network deploy its own standalone, single channel receiver. Additionally, STAR Pro Audio requires just 120 kHz space segment for stereo, as opposed to 440 kHz for competitive systems, resulting in further cost savings.

Industry experts believe there will be a resurgence of radio advertising due to the inclusion of FM radio receivers in smart phones. This will add millions of new FM radios in the market.

The second generation of the STAR Pro Audio solution will be featured at the NAB 2013 Radio PIT in Central Hall:

April 8th, 2:15 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. PT

April 9th, 1:15 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. PT.

Virginia Lee Williams, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, and Walter Capitani, Vice President of Product Management, will discuss the second generation of STAR Pro Audio at the above-listed dates and times.

About International Datacasting Corporation:

International Datacasting Corporation (TSX: IDC) is a global leader in digital content distribution for the world’s premiere broadcasters in radio, television, data and digital cinema. IDC offers a broad portfolio of advanced solutions including the STAR Pro Audio solution, LASER targeted ad insertion platform, and the Digital Tattoo DTH over IP gateway. The company’s products and solutions are in demand for radio and television networks, targeted ad insertion, digital cinema, 3D live events, satellite news gathering, sports contribution, VOD, and IPTV. IDC is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with regional offices in Arnhem, the Netherlands and in San Diego, California. The company has installations in over 100 countries and service offices in Thailand and Singapore, with an international network of value-added partners and resellers. For more information visit: www.datacast.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements reflecting IDC’s objectives, estimates and expectations that may involve risks and uncertainties, including statements about expected revenue impacts. IDC’s actual results, performance, achievements and developments may differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such statements. Factors that might cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, competitive developments; risks associated with IDC’s growth; any difficulties with integrating acquired product lines into IDC’s business and/or manufacturing procedures; any difficulties or disputes with IDC’s subcontractors, contract manufacturers and suppliers; IDC’s dependence on the development and growth of the satellite datacasting market; a lengthy and variable sales cycle for IDC’s products and services; IDC’s reliance on a small number of customers for a large percentage of its revenue; regulatory risks and intellectual property infringement. IDC assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof, except as expressly required by applicable law. Forward-looking statements are provided to assist external stakeholders in understanding IDC’s expectations as at the date of this release and may not be appropriate for other purposes. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. More detailed information about potential factors that could affect IDC’s financial and business results is included in the public documents IDC files from time to time with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, including, without limitation, IDC’s Annual Information Form dated April 29, 2011.

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