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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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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.

BHV Broadcast’s Video Ghost to Appear at NAB 2013 Sporting New Look

Click Here to Visit BHV Broadcast at NAB Booth N921

Award-Winning Battery Replacement System will Materialize in North Hall, Booth N 921

Owslebury, UK – BHV Broadcast’s Video Ghost will appear at NAB 2013 in the North Hall, Booth N 921 sporting a sleek, sexy new look. The multi-award-winning phantom power system has shed its ordinary black shell in favor of a lustrous red transmitter and bright blue receiver. In addition to its new sturdy and brilliant housing, Video Ghost will be shown for the first time in the US using the V-lock universal mounting for camera battery replacement. This is one ghost camera operators will be happy to see!

Developed as a low-cost, reliable replacement for batteries, Video Ghost brings phantom power to the digital video world! The unit – recipient of TV Technology’s Mario Award, Broadcast Engineering’s Pick Hit AND IBC’s What Caught my Eye – now provides a hefty 65 watts of power at 12V for camera head-ends and remote monitors using the existing serial digital video coaxial cable. Equally at home with SD or HD signals, it can also be used to power composite to SDI converters at the camera, and so helping to avoid the signal degradation suffered by composite video over long distances.

See all of BHV’s award-winning products at NAB 2013. Click on harriet@desertmooncomm.com to schedule a visit!

About BHV Broadcast
BHV Broadcast is the manufacturer of award-winning compact and cost-effective equipment for production and post-production including a full range of rack-mount and portable digital switchers to accommodate any application where space is at a premium. The company also manufactures rate and format converters and video power systems. For further information: www.bhvbroadcast.com

BHV Broadcast contact: Martin Cook
+44 (0) 1962 777733 • sales@BHVBroadcast.com

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

Barnfind Technologies to Launch at NAB 2013

Click to Visit Barnfind Technologies at NAB Booth N920
Company will Introduce Multi-Functional Signal Neutral Platform

Sandefjord, Norway – NAB 2013 will provide the backdrop for the introduction of Barnfind Technologies, a new company targeting all segments of the broadcast industry with a 1RU multi-functional, signal neutral transport platform. Wiggo Evensen, CEO, revealed from headquarters in Sandefjord, Norway that the Company plans to demonstrate the solution in the LVCC, North Hall, Booth N920.

“Following years of intense R&D, we’re delighted to present our amazing signal processing and transport solution,” said Evensen. “Barnfind’s 1RU chassis provides the same functionality usually requiring 3 to 6 RU. The small footprint not only saves customers valuable rack space; but its extremely low power consumption is exceptionally economical and environmentally friendly!”

Barnfind’s exhibit will center around its flagship product, BarnOne that provides up to 32 ports with either 32 x SFPs from various manufacturers offering different capabilities, or a mix with 8 or 16 BNC’s or HDMI/ DVI. The unit features a built in electrical and/or optical router with a flexible configuration of CWDM (8/16ch), DWDM (up to 40ch) or 10Gbit Ethernet trunks. A comprehensive functionality suite includes standard SDI conversion, routing, multiplexing, embedding, add/drop, crossover, distribution, IP to ASI/ASI to IP conversion, STM-1 Telco, MADI, AES etc., with more to come. All SFP+ cages are 10Gbit ready. BarnOne offers the end-user the unique ability to use any kind of SFP or SMART SFP, opening up a whole new set of options and advantages.

Ideally suited for the Television-Broadcast, Service Providers and Post Production markets, Barnfind products will also accommodate Oil & Gas, Digital Signage, Telemedicine/Healthcare, Education, Government, CCTV/Security, Defense, AV applications, and Entertainment and Sports Events.

About Barnfind Technologies AS
Barnfind Technologies, headquartered in Sandefjord, Norway, manufactures a multi-function, low power consumption platform that supports numerous signals in one frame. www.barnfind.no

Barnfind contact: Wiggo Evensen
wiggo@barnfind.no

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

Hi Tech Systems at NAB 2013, Booth N3733

Basingstoke, England – New at NAB 2013 from Hi Tech Systems is a further development to the unique and popular AViTA production control system that is deployed by broadcasters worldwide. AViTA is already in use for news play out, automation back up, studio production and scheduled record – and now Hi Tech offers multi-camera record and review.

This provides a clear and easy way to control up to sixteen record, or a mixture of record and play, server channels for studio production work. AViTA interfaces to any professional video server and easily integrates into production and post-production workflows. Scenes and takes can be captured with metadata and production notes directly associated with recordings. Review of all or selected recorded clips is carried out with one button press, and the system supports XML file transfers.

The core of the system is the AViTA engine that provides sophisticated video clip management tools with shared databases, multiple play lists and enhanced search facilities. AViTA can be supplied as a software only system and can be fully driven by a touch screen featuring gesture control of the various system applications. Alternatively, AViTA is supplied as a system of hardware consoles and mix-and-match control modules so that a panel can be constructed to suit the operational requirements of a particular workflow application.

The hardware panel has a large clear touch screen with gesture control that is used to manage play lists, server set ups, clip creation and management, database creation and searching and is used to configure the hardware modules with an extensive range of functionality and appearance choices.

The system is highly expandable and has several software extensions such as a MOS interface, multiple server port control from one panel, scheduled play and record, logging and highlights applications, tape archive and ingest, and automated play out from single or multiple ports
Tom Favell, managing director, said “AVITA takes Hi Tech’s control expertise right to the heart of production workflow, providing financial and operational benefits to our customers.”

Notes for editors: Hi Tech Systems is located in the UK and has produced a comprehensive range of VTR and video server controllers for over 14 years, its products are in daily use worldwide.

Hi Tech Systems, Holbrook House, Oakley Lane, Oakley, Basingstoke, RG23 7JY, UK

www.hitechsys.com Contact Martin Cook, martin@hitechsys.com, +44 1256 780880

Digital Nirvana to Present at the NAB Show Enterprise Computing PIT

Session will focus on advanced broadcast monitoring for today’s video delivery ecosystems

Newark, CA – Digital Nirvana announces plans to speak at the 2013 NAB Show’s Enterprise Computing PIT, a destination pavilion on the show floor designed to provide attendees with an intimate meeting place to learn about new tools playing an ever-expanding role in the world of media and entertainment. The presentation will focus on advanced monitoring for the broadcast infrastructure and will take place on Monday, April 8 at 3:45 pm.

At the NAB Show, which runs April 8-11, the Enterprise Computing PIT will be located at Booth N6621 in the Las Vegas Convention Center. During the conference, Digital Nirvana will exhibit its broadcast suite of content repurposing and monitoring solutions, including its latest version of Monitor IQ, in Booth N3434.

Digital Nirvana’s CEO, Hiren Hindocha, will co-present with Fereidoon Khosravi, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Venera Technologies. The two companies formed a strategic partnership last year that allows Digital Nirvana to leverage Venera’s quality control and test and measurement components with Digital Nirvana’s flagship Monitor IQ broadcast monitoring solution.

Hindocha and Khosravi will discuss how monitoring systems must mirror the increasing sophistication of the broadcast plants in which they reside. And they will address why high-quality monitoring and analyzing of digital video and audio signals is so important for broadcasters today. No longer should multiple operators have to run between disparate computers to track different broadcast parameters. The ability to cross reference all on-site and off-site systems within an enterprise, harvest metadata, drill down and take action on any issue – all from one central user interface – is what’s expected from a monitoring system today.

Among broadcasters increasingly complex set of monitoring requirements: delivery to more channels, creating a cohesive and revenue-generating mobile and online platform, and providing signals that comply with closed captioning and loudness regulations.

The most advanced monitoring systems can combine signal-monitoring, loudness monitoring, aircheck-logging, archiving, diagnostics/QC, and competitive analysis in one scalable, networked solution.

“Speaking about advanced broadcast monitoring in the context of the larger video delivery ecosystem is a great opportunity for us,” said Hiren Hindocha, president and CEO of Digital Nirvana. “At Digital Nirvana, our focus is to offer our clients an efficient broadcast monitoring system that simplifies their monitoring workflow, helps to reduce operational costs, and easily adapts to evolving broadcast environments. I’m looking forward to being a part of this presentation in NAB Enterprise Computing PIT.”

About Digital Nirvana

Since 1996, Digital Nirvana has been empowering customers with innovative knowledge management technologies. By combining media and digital technology expertise, Digital Nirvana makes it possible for organizations to streamline operations and gain competitive advantage with advanced product and service offerings. The industry-leading MonitorIQ Broadcast Monitoring System from Digital Nirvana is a full-featured monitoring platform incorporating the most advanced capabilities available in an affordable, networked appliance. Digital Nirvana is headquartered in Newark, California and has operations in multiple locations globally.

Further information is available at www.digital-nirvana.com.

About Venera Technologies

Venera specializes in providing cutting edge solutions in the field of digital media. Since its inception in 2003, the company has been delivering quality, innovative solutions and creating long-lasting relationship with its customers. Venera’s flagship product, Pulsar, improves the operational efficiency for its customers by automating their content QC processes. Many global brands are users of Venera’s solutions and technologies.

Further information is available at http://www.veneratech.com.

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