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NAB2013: IDC to Introduce Next Generation Laser Platform for Targeted Ad Insertion

Solution helps broadcasters increase ad revenues and reduce costs by delivering targeted local ad insertion and satellite reception in one edge device

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 next generation of its LASER Targeted Ad Insertion Platform at the 2013 NAB Show, April 8 – 11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (Booth SU3711). The LASER platform provides targeted local ad insertion and DVB-S/S2 satellite video reception in a single edge device.

Globally, broadcasters and service providers lose millions of dollars in ad revenues every year because of licensing, regulatory and copyright issues specific to certain regions throughout the world. With the LASER solution, operators can provide regionalized ad insertion and blackout management for satellite delivered content – from one cost-effective platform. The solution’s blackout capabilities ensure that the broadcaster can safely sell and distribute any network-wide ad, even if it is not permitted or suitable for the entire distribution footprint.

“With the LASER platform, television networks and content redistributors can capture a greater share of ad revenue,” said Del Lippert, Chairman of the Board and Interim CEO at IDC. The LASER platform provides greater flexibility for broadcasters to offer advertisers both dynamic ad targeting and flexible ad footprints, enabling the best possible brand experience.”

“We believe the LASER platform solves crucial broadcasting needs at an attractive price-point,” Lippert added. “This next generation product has passed extensive testing by an international broadcaster and is well on its way to helping broadcasters open new doors to maximizing their advertising inventories and revenues.”

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.

Shotoku’s NAB 2013 Exhibition Plans Target Sports, Studio, VR & Field Production Applications

Visit Shotoku at NAB Booth # C9032

Torrance, CA • Shotoku Broadcast Systems, a well-established leader in manual and robotic camera support, and virtual reality tracking, has announced plans to exhibit a mix of new and established products that target sports, studio, virtual reality, and field production applications at NAB 2013 in Booth C9032. The Company, known for technologically advanced and sturdy pan & tilt heads, will highlight its latest models, including a VR Tracking EFP head, and a new X-Y Tracking VR Dolly Crane System for Virtual Studios.

SX-300 Pan & Tilt Head
Shotoku’s ergonomically designed SX-300 is a robust state-of-the-art pan & tilt fluid head perfectly suited for field production, OB and studio use. The unit’s high capacity 38kg (83 lbs) payload and wide-balance capability supports a vast variety of cameras, lenses and accessories. The 300 head will accommodate flat base or 150mm ball. Operators can expect top class performance and reliability from the SX300’s VISCAM technology for smooth and adjustable pan & tilt drag with reinforced torque.

SG-900 Pan & Tilt Head

Shotoku’s SG-900 manual pan & tilt head offers vibration-free speed in an ergonomically designed sturdy package. Ideal for OB and studio production with Teleprompters or box type lenses, the SG900 supports 90 kg (198 lbs), and features single knob balance adjustment. The unit incorporates the VISCAM ultimate fluid drag system to control smooth pan & tilt movement and REULAUX perfect balance system for maintaining the camera’s center of gravity. The SG-900 is suitable for various pedestals including Shotoku’s TP-200 lightweight, 2-stage pneumatic pedestal and both the TP-80 and TP-90 studio models.

SX-300VR Virtual Tracking EFP Head
For VR studio applications, Shotoku’s new SX-300VR offers precise tracking and uncompromised operation. Drawing on decades of extensive VR experience, the ergonomic design features a robust, reliable platform for a wide range of camera and lens configurations. The SX-300VR provides high-accuracy, real-time data output with absolutely no loss in manual performance. Like all Shotoku VR systems, the unit combines with the Serial Position Interface (SPI) for frame-synchronized high-resolution data tracking, compatible with all leading VR graphics systems. The VISCAM Fluid-Leaf Drag System supplies smooth continuously adjustable pan & tilt drag with enhanced torque and unparalleled levels of operator control. Capable of supporting payloads up to 38kg (83 lbs.) and available in 4-Bolt, M70 Mitchell, or 150m-ball mount, the SX300VR is an extremely flexible option for a range of studio configurations. The head may be simply mounted on a tripod, or for real-time full 3D tracking, one of Shotoku’s VR pedestals such as the TP-90.

TK-53LVRII / TK-53VRII VR Dolly Crane Systems for Virtual Studio
Shotoku, the world’s only manufacturer of a X-Y tracking base for virtual reality cranes, will present its leading model VR crane to the American market for the first time at NAB 2013.

A unique set of VR features coupled with a sturdy twin arm structure provides vibration-free, high performance with a single operator. The VR Dolly Crane System allows any studio to be easily transformed into a virtual environment without the need for targets on the ceiling, floors, or walls, or infrared sensors. Reliable, accurate and immediate VR data, including pan/tilt, zoom, focus and X/Y camera date is sent to the graphic computer via RS422 cable. A Pan Bar control unit maximizes optimal pan & tilt operation.
The TK-53VRII also features Shotoku’s unique SPi-Touch 2 point calibration system for quick set-up.

Click on harriet@desertmooncomm.com to schedule an NAB booth visit with Shotoku!

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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Haivision Announces the General Availability of Makito X2 – the Highest Density H.264 HD Encoding Appliance

Haivision’s Makito X2 delivers extreme quality to reduce bandwidth needs by as much as 50 percent and provides the highest HD encoding density available for live streaming

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — March 21, 2013 — Haivision today announced the general availability of Makito™ X2, the company’s next generation, dual channel, low-latency HD-SDI H.264 encoder. The Makito X2 is the first Haivision product to incorporate the company’s Makito X Series technology, delivering higher quality video to meet HD streaming challenges at a significantly reduced bitrate. The Makito X2 also achieves the highest 1080p60 H.264 encoding density supporting up to 12 sources in a single rack unit chassis.

The Makito X2 carries forward the extreme performance of the original Makito with 55 millisecond encoding latency. Tailored for the most demanding enterprise, medical, and military applications, the Makito X2 also supports multi-bitrate (MBR) streaming and can output 4 different stream bitrate profiles per source (from 32 kbps to 25 Mbps) over MPEG transport stream or RTMP. Other advanced and mature features, many inherited from the Makito, include downscaling, de-interlacing, deblocking, forward error correction, encryption, closed captioning, and key length value (KLV) metadata for full motion video (FMV) applications.

“In order to address today’s video workflows within the enterprise and across the Internet, system designers look for bandwidth efficiency,” said Mirko Wicha, president, and CEO of Haivision. “Not only does the Makito X2 yield the same quality at half the bandwidth, it couples this with remarkable density, performance, and features so our clients can address mission critical applications.”

Haivision’s low latency encoder is ideal for virtually any streaming challenge, including video backhaul, interactive applications, HIPAA compliant streaming in healthcare, delivering critical video feeds to financial traders and general purpose campus IPTV. The Makito X2 can also support enterprise head-end projects such as delivering HD channels throughout a facility over secure, encrypted multicast video using Haivision’s Furnace to centrally manage set top boxes and performance multiview players for broadcast monitoring. Supporting multi-bitrate streaming and a variety of stream encapsulations, the Makito X2 delivers high quality video to decision makers, collaborators, and casual users regardless of location, network, or device.

Haivision will demonstrate the Makito X2 at the NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 8-11 at booth SL6605.

More information about Haivision is available at www.haivision.com.

About Haivision
Haivision delivers advanced technology for streaming, recording, managing, and distributing secure IP video and interactive media within the enterprise, education, medical/healthcare, and federal/military markets. Haivision is a private company based in Montreal and Chicago, with technical excellence centers in Beaverton, Ore.; Austin, Texas; Atlanta, Ga.; and Hamburg, Germany. With a global sales and support organization, Haivision distributes its products through value-added resellers, system integrators, distributors, and OEMs worldwide. More information is available at www.haivision.com.

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Small Tree to Increase Visibility at NAB Show with PixelFLEX LED Video Curtain Wall

Small Tree, a leading shared storage technology manufacturer, plans to make a splash at this year’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) trade show with the help of the innovative, ultra-flexible and lightweight LED video curtain wall from PixelFLEX.

The visually captivating video curtain wall will hang above Small Tree’s 20×30 booth (SL6005), making it easy for attendees to spot where they’ll need to go for robust and affordable shared storage systems to maximize their workflow. PixelFLEX’s 20mm LED video curtain’s unmatched flexibility will provide attendees with a 360 degree view of Small Tree’s booth from anywhere in the South Lower Hall.

“NAB is the most important show of the year for us,” said Corky Seeber, president of Small Tree. “As such, we’re investing substantial resources to increase visitors to our booth. Having used PixelFLEX’s curtain wall at last year’s show, we’ve seen firsthand the impact the technology has on getting people to notice you.”

Videos and images can be sent to PixelFLEX’s screens using any computer with a DVI-D connection. Each typical screen panel is approximately 8×4, but modifications can be made easily to meet specific needs of the consumer – panels can be attached together with PixelFLEX’s proprietary quicklock system.

Flexible in all directions, PixelFLEX LED Curtains are able to bend and shape around structures for a more creative display effect and can be stored in a single road case to simplify shipping. This flexibility, in combination with the product’s extraordinary light weight – PixelFLEX LED Curtains range from 4.5 lbs to 19.9 lbs per square meter, which is 60 to 90 percent less than most other LED video screens – provides substantial savings on transportation costs and space.

“Given our company’s continued growth, we’re increasing our booth space at the show this year,” Seeber stated. “With the traffic the PixelFLEX curtain wall generated to our booth last year, it was an easy decision to use them again.”

For more information on PixelFLEX and its growing line of lightweight LED video screens, visit www.LEDCurtain.com. Follow PixelFLEX at www.Facebook.com/PixelFLEXUSA and @LEDCurtain.

JVC to Debut New Products, Upgraded Capabilities for GY-HM650 ProHD Mobile News Camera at NAB 2013

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., will introduce a variety of new products, reveal major broadcast industry sales, and unveil an upgraded version of its handheld mobile news camera, the GY-HM650, at the 2013 NAB Show (Booth C4314), which runs April 8-11 in Las Vegas, Nev.

When equipped with a Verizon 4G LTE modem connected to the back of the camera via USB, the GY-HM650 2.0 upgrade leverages the camera’s unique dual codec technology to stream live video transmissions in the background while shooters continue to record footage. The camera already records HD or SD footage in multiple file formats – including native XDCAM EX™ (.MP4), Final Cut Pro™ (.MOV), and AVCHD – and is capable of uploading recorded clips to an FTP server.

“Attendees were very impressed with our built-in file transfer technology when we debuted the GY-HM650 at the NAB Show last year, but that just scratched the surface of what this camera can do,” said Dave Walton, JVC assistant vice president of marketing and communications. “We have added direct support for 4G LTE modems and leveraged our unique dual codec technology to generate live TV streams. Now, you can continue to record footage while you transmit video back to your broadcast facility in real time. It all happens in the camera with a small Verizon modem attached, so there’s no backpack or other add-ons required.”

Customers who currently own GY-HM650s will be able add the new features at no charge with a firmware upgrade.

Also at NAB, JVC will premiere its new GY-HM70U ProHD camcorder. With an MSRP of $1,995, the GY-HM70 will appeal to event/wedding videographers and educational users who want a full-sized, shoulder-mount camcorder but have limited budgets. Built around a 1/2.3-inch 12 megapixel CMOS imager and JVC’s advanced FALCONBRID high-speed processor, the camera records 1080/60p, 1080/60i, and 480/60i (SD) footage in the AVCHD Progressive format to dual SDHC/SDXC memory cards.

Priced for the entry-level professional video market, the GY-HM70 offers a number of innovative features, including JVC’s unique, hot swappable dual battery system, which allows for hours of continuous, uninterrupted shooting. It also includes a high quality 29.5mm wide-angle GT lens that offers smooth 16x dynamic zoom performance, as well as an optical image stabilizer, auto focus, focus assist, and manual focus, iris, and shutter controls.

JVC’s new PS-840UD Professional Series ProVérité 4K 84-inch LCD monitor will make its NAB debut as well. Designed for commercial installations requiring high quality on-screen images at an affordable price, it has a native screen resolution of 3840×2160, four times the resolution of HD, with 120Hz refresh rate and 10 bit color depth. The monitor is scheduled to ship in June with a suggested list price of $14,000.

JVC will also introduce a new portable/studio monitor, the DT-F9L5U. Ideal as a camera viewfinder or field production monitor, it features an 8.2-inch IPS panel with 1280×800 pixel array and mercury-free white LED backlight, plus a variety of inputs for current and legacy equipment. Also on display, JVC’s new GM-552D is a high contrast, full HD 55-inch monitor designed for 24/7 continuous operation in broadcast facilities and other applications.

Traditionally, JVC provides one of the NAB Show’s larger booths. Located in the Central Hall, this year’s exhibit will include a presentation area (with seating) to showcase the GY-HM650 2.0. An expansive camera demonstration area will provide hands-on access to GY-HM600 and GY-HM650 ENG cameras, as well as GY-HM790 ProHD cameras in full studio configurations. Another section of the demonstration area will be dedicated to economical camera options, including the GY-HM70 and GY-HM150 models. The booth will also feature JVC’s extensive professional monitor product lines, as well as an area dedicated to JVC’s professional Blu-ray recorders.

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY

Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC Professional Products Company is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC KENWOOD Corporation. JVC is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video and audio equipment. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800) 582-5825.

MultiDyne(R) Dramatically Improves High-Bandwidth Signal Transmission With New HD-6Pack Series of Multiplexers

Capable of Transporting up to 18 HD-SDI Signals Per Fiber, HD-6Pack Also Features 4K Support for Next-Generation Video Services

LOCUST VALLEY, N.Y. — March 20, 2013 — MultiDyne(R), a leading provider of fiber-optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, today announced that it will demonstrate the HD-6Pack, a new line of CWDM multiplexers, at the 2013 NAB Show, booth C10339. Utilizing the HD-6000, HD-12000, or HD-18000, users can transport up to 18 HD-SDI signals per single-mode fiber, making it an extremely powerful and economical HD-trunking solution. more

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MultiDyne(R) Reduces Fiber Count With New FS-18000 Fiber-Saver, Ideal for 4K

The FS-18000 Fiber-Saver Transports up to 18 Optical or SDI Signals Over a Single Fiber, Simplifying Transmission in Remote Locations

LOCUST VALLEY, N.Y. — March 20, 2013 — MultiDyne(R), a leading provider of fiber-optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, today unveiled a powerful new CWDM remapper/multiplexer — the FS-18000 Fiber-Saver. Capable of transporting up to 18 digital optical or SDI signals over a single fiber, the FS-18000 Fiber-Saver dramatically simplifies the transport of additional signals in remote locations where there is an insufficient amount of available fibers, potentially lowering a user’s transmission costs. MultiDyne will display the FS-18000 Fiber-Saver at the 2013 NAB Show, at booth C10339. more

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Matrox to Unveil Matrox Monarch HD Professional Video Streaming and Recording Appliance at the 2013 NAB Show

At the 2013 NAB Show (Las Vegas, April 8-11, booth SL4616), Matrox® Video will demonstrate Matrox Monarch™ HD, a small, easy-to-use video streaming and recording appliance designed for professional video producers who need to simultaneously stream a live event and record a Blu-ray quality version for post-event editing.

Matrox Monarch HD

Matrox Monarch HD — video streaming and recording appliance


From any HDMI input source such as a camera or switcher, Matrox Monarch HD generates an H.264-encoded stream compliant with RTSP or RTMP protocol. While encoding the video at bitrates suitable for live streaming, Matrox Monarch HD simultaneously records a high-quality MP4 file to an SD card, a USB drive, or a network-mapped drive. Matrox Monarch HD is remotely controlled using any computer or mobile device with a web browser.

“Live event producers have been looking for a way to overcome the limitations of today’s content delivery networks that only allow recording and archiving at the lower quality available while streaming,” said Daniel Maloney, technical marketing manager at Matrox. “Matrox Monarch HD solves this problem by providing two independent delivery channels in a single, robust, reliable box, at an unprecedented price.”

Price and availability
The price and availability date for Matrox Monarch HD will be announced on April 8 at the 2013 NAB Show. To be notified when this product become available, visit our website.

About Matrox
Matrox Video is a technology and market leader in the field of HD and SD digital video hardware and software for accelerated H.264 encoding, realtime editing, audio/video input/output, streaming, A/V signal conversion, capture/playout servers, channel-in-a box systems and CGs. Matrox’s Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of multi-screen content creation and delivery platforms used by broadcasters, telcos, cable operators, post-production facilities, videographers and A/V professionals worldwide. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit www.matrox.com/video.

Vizrt Presents View of the IP-Based Newsroom of the Future

Bringing the IP future of Broadcast News into focus

The creation, distribution and on-air display of broadcast graphics are perhaps the most complex, labor and time intensive parts of the news production process. That’s why it’s important for news department staff to work collaboratively and in many cases simultaneously to get the story out before the competition does.

The key is a fully networked operation that leverages the benefits of the Internet Protocol (IP) to send files in a highly deterministic and reliable way. An IP infrastructure also costs less to deploy and often necessitates less manpower to do so.

After extensive field research and invaluable customer feedback, Vizrt has now embarked on a new product roadmap for its next-generation Viz Engine—the core of its real-time compositing technology—that takes into account all of the advantages of IP while conserving spacing and processing capacity. If new producers want to get the story first, and with the most comprehensive graphics support, they have to move to a workflow that requires the least amount of effort and the most flexibility. Vizrt will display this technology at NAB 2013 in Las Vegas.

Petter Ole Jakobsen, Vizrt’s Chief Technology Officer, said that the industry needs to migrate to a platform that can do more with the same resources. IP is the most enabling part of the puzzle.

Yet Jakobsen has even bigger ideas for IP across the product line. The IP-based Viz Engine requires only a network connection and IP input/output. He envisions a day when IP triggers are used to control a media server to play out a rundown of stories, complete with complex transitions, without the need or a traditional production switcher. Vizrt’s timeline editor application is used to place desired graphics and video clips on a timeline. Users then drag the video and graphics elements that are built as MOS objects over to the playlist in Viz Trio—all from within such popular newsroom computer systems.

This process saves significant time and manpower while getting the story to air faster. And using this strategy often times results in less on-air technical errors. For news stations, it’s a veritable win-win all the way around. And since this dedicated server easily fits as a component within a facility’s existing IP-based workflow, there’s no need to interface the unit with the station’s routers, SDI cabling, or other SDI infrastructure. The IP-based Viz Engine can also work in a hybrid mode, SDI in and IP stream out, providing simultaneous output to air as well as to online and mobile environments. The time saving combined with a look that, until now, has not been available for IP productions is thus a fact.

“The idea is to save cost while bringing the reporter and producer closer to their final story, that way the story is conveyed in the most comprehensive way,” Jakobsen said. “We are looking at ways to make our software tools very easy to use and very task-specific so that teams of people can be as efficient as possible.”

Indeed, Vizrt’s IP strategy also allows reporters to edit clips on-site and transfer them back to the station using any IP-enabled transmission device. That could be an expensive mobile production truck or a handheld cell phone. It also supports the tight integration of third-party products alongside the wide array of Vizrt production tools — such as a new Adobe integrations with Viz Media Engine and Viz World as well as the Viz Trio character generator (CG) and Viz Content Pilot. Again, this saves time and resources and gets news to air faster.

Yet the strategy is more than just about speed.

The IP-based Viz Engine handles streaming media and audio and video clips while compositing the graphics in real-time into an IP stream. The IP-based Viz Engine and the Viz Media Engine media asset management (MAM) solution represents a complete, end-to-end solution that allows broadcasters to manage all of their content—from ingest to distribution. This workflow enables them to increase speed and volume, and adapt content for delivery to multiple platforms.

Harnessing the full power of IP, journalists and producers of live newscasts can search for and access Vizrt graphic templates and media content from Viz Content Pilot that open up within a newsroom computer system. Graphics templates are created using the Viz Artist 3D design software and transferred as files across an IP network. Journalists access the Viz Content Pilot template interface from within the newsroom computer system, and then use Viz Media Engine to retrieve the content they want from a Vizrt or third-party media asset management system.

It’s clear that today broadcasters have to work smarter and faster in order to support all of the various distribution platforms (TV, Internet, Mobile video) that are now used to consume news content. Vizrt is determined to help its broadcast news customers leverage the benefits of IP and all of the cost efficiencies and flexibility it brings.

With this capability, the news team can create an unlimited number of graphics where the selected video clips play in pre-designed graphics templates, and streamline production in the process. The maturity of IP technology components and a change in attitude towards video as an IP file has helped broadcasters see what their future in a whole new light. Vizrt’s Jakobsen said the emergence of IP is an evolution that is a long time coming.

It will also be possible to use the systems to produce any number of different graphics (based on any parameter – geography, time of day, weather etc) – which again opens up the door for regionalized sponsorships/commercials allowing for a easily accessible new revenue stream for customers.

“I think the industry has reached a point where it does not deny the benefits of an IP infrastructure anymore and is looking for ways to implement it with the least amount of effort,” he said. “At Vizrt, we’re focused on making deployments easy, fault tolerant and future proof. We really believe that our engineers are working on the IP future of broadcast news today.”

Vizrt will display the IP-based Viz Engine and the Viz Media Engine at NAB 2013, booth SL3305.

About Vizrt:

Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry – from award-winning animations & maps to online publishing tools. Vizrt’s products are used by the world’s leading broadcasters and publishing houses, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, the BBC, BSkyB, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK, The Globe and Mail, Times Online, The Telegraph, and Welt Online. Furthermore, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions such as the Stock Exchanges in New York and London use Vizrt systems.

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

Annual Telethon to Aid Poverty Stricken Uses Yamaha CL5 Consoles

BUENA PARK, Calif.—An annual telethon broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s French Public Television Network enlisted the services of L’Audi-C Sonorisation of Trois-Rivieres, Canada for the live to broadcast 54th telecast of the Noel du Pauvre fundraiser to aid poverty stricken, and held at the Salle J.Antonio Thompson Theater in Trois- Rivières.

Under the direction of company président, Daniel Hardy, L’Audi-C Sonorisation brought in three Yamaha CL5 digital audio consoles, one each for monitors mixed by Patrice Gagnon, front of house mixed by Nicolas Ouimet, and for the stereo mix sent to the CBC mobile TV truck mixing by engineer Daniel Savoie. Two Rio-3224D input/output boxes were used, fully redundant, using the Dante network at front of house. The CL5 at the monitor position was used for “Master Gain Recall” using only the physical outputs of the Rio rack and sent to the stage monitors as well as in-ear monitors. “This set up allowed us to have the same sound quality on stage as in the house,” states Paul Ricard, systems engineer, L’Audi-C Sonorisation.

Ricard said that once soundcheck was complete, they were using the CL’s gain compensation in order to have the best ratio signal to gain without changing the monitor sends. “Each console engineer could use their own digital gain for trimming every input as needed, which worked very well and is essential for this type of system set up. The creation of a multicast group on the network allowed us to issue a single source to multiple receivers.”

For more information on L’Audi-C Sonorisation, visit www.laudi-c.com.

For more information on Yamaha CL consoles, visit www.yamahaca.com.

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About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Celebrating 125 years of Passion and Performance, and 25 years in the manufacturer of high quality digital audio consoles, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of integrated professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the broadcast, sound reinforcement/installed sound, touring, commercial recording, and post production markets. With the addition of NEXO to the product line, the company remains the official U.S. and Canadian distributor for all NEXO speaker models. YCAS offers comprehensive in-house and field product training for its customers, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.

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