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BTX Products on Display at the 2013 NAB Show

BTX Technologies
2013 NAB Show
April 8-11
Las Vegas
Booth C7319

BTX Products on Display at the 2013 NAB Show:

New BTX Fiber Optics Lab and opticalCON(R) Certification
With the opening of a new state-of-the-art fiber-optics lab at its headquarters in metro New York, BTX now offers a full line of fiber system solutions for high-definition audio and video applications for both the broadcast and A/V marketplace. In operation since January, the lab is staffed by a team of talented technicians and features automated termination and test equipment. These new fiber capabilities complement BTXs existing offering of copper assembly and custom plate and panel solutions. As a result of its new capabilities, BTX has already been designated by Neutrik(R) — the leading manufacturer of audio connectors and receptacles — as a Certified Assembler Fiber House for its opticalCON(R) line of fiber-optic connection systems. Neutriks opticalCON products are based on standard optical LC-Duplex connections and feature rugged-body, high-performance fiber contacts as well as a unique shutter design to protect against dust and dirt. BTXs fiber product portfolio also includes products from AFL, Atlona(R), Belden, Gefen, Kramer, OCC, RDL, TE Connectivity, and Telecast.

Photo Caption: opticalCON fiber
Photo Link: www.ingearpr.com/BTX/opticalCON.zip

Just Add Power 2G+ HD-SDI Over IP Transmitter
The new Just Add Power 2G+ HD-SDI over IP transmitter now enables high-definition digital video broadcast over IP connections with a 1000% increase in specified network speed. Equipped with multichannel audio, the new release enables source audio and video to be distributed with complete integrity. As a result, installers can now replicate crystal-clear 1080p video quality that is indistinguishable from source content to satisfy even the highest installation standards. Compatible with the complete 2G/2G+ family of HD over IP products, the transmitter also features an HDMI(R) pass-through port for feeding audio to central amplifiers; an integrated stereo audio extractor with programmable audio delay; a 3.5mm RS232 port with integrated null modem for easy integration with all RS232 controlled devices and accessories; support for locking HDMI cables; and an independent CEC over IP CPU with new Pico processor.

BTX Pro Plates and Panels: Software and Products
With the new BTX Pro Plates and Panel Software, users can easily design, configure, specify, and order custom wall plates and panels within a matter of minutes. Using drag-and-drop technology, users select wall plates, rack panels, and connector options from an extensive library of manufactures such as Neutrik(R) and Switchcraft(R), in addition to BTXs long list of award-winning products. The softwares newest upgrade also includes access to floor box inserts and allows for optional engraving if desired. Upon completion of configuration and design, users can request quotes and place orders with the click of a button. Most orders are shipped between five to seven days.

BTX Pro Plates and Panels are also available as standard anodized aluminum wall plates and panels, laminated aluminum color wall plates, formed anodized aluminum plates, and anti-bowing flanged heavy-duty panels. With the option for complete customization to complement any setting, wall plates are available in white, black, red, green, blue, and yellow, and can accommodate up to six-gang configurations. The stylish plates also feature a unique two-layer laminate over the aluminum that can be engraved to give a clean contemporary look to any commercial environment.

To accommodate uneven surfaces, formed anodized aluminum wall plates are flush with the wall only at the edge of the bezel. Available in single- and double-gang configurations, the plates are thicker and more durable than other solutions on the market and feature an elegant clear or black-brushed finish for a more sophisticated design. BTXs rack panel offering includes heavy-duty, flanged, and anodized aluminum panels. Even when punched with the maximum number of cutouts, the new black, one-eighth inch thick, one-piece bent flanged panels have the extra strength needed to eliminate bowing when attaching or removing cables. The heavy-duty panels are available in sizes up to 10 RU.

Photo Caption: BTX Pro Plate and Panel Designer Software
Photo Link: www.ingearpr.com/BTX/BTX_PRO.zip
Image Caption: BTX Pro Plates and Panels
Image Link: www.ingearpr.com/BTX/Pro_Plates_Panels.zip

Company Quote:
At this years NAB, BTX will introduce many products produced directly from our newly established in-house fiber lab. These range from rugged Neutrik(R) OpticalCon(R) multifiber cables to tactical fiber snakes and jumpers. We will also offer standard and custom breakout boxes, active fiber solutions from our varied vendor partners, as well as new connectors and tools. Recently, BTX has also invested heavily in Belden Cat 5e and Cat 6 cables, which are now in stock at unbelievable prices. Our Belden cables are available in different colors, with or without shielding, in plenum, and in several other varieties. BTX will also showcase its Pro Plates & Panel division, which features a newly expanded connector symbol library and other innovative capabilities. Also new to BTX and NAB will be ZeeVee’s HD Encoding/RF Modulation devices, which allow broadcasters to deliver up to 1080p HD video to displays and HDTVs over existing coaxial cable — eliminating the need for costly rewiring projects. Just Add Powers new 2G+ HD-SDI over IP transmitter will also be on display at the show. These new devices combine quality with simplicity by allowing content producers to send video over IP. The BTX booth will also have food and drinks available, so whether youre an old friend or meeting us for the first time, please stop by our stand to meet the team.
– Greg Schwartz, president of BTX Technologies.

Company Overview:
BTX manufactures and distributes the industrys finest interface and integration products for audio, video, security, digital signage, and many other applications. Providing its customers with value-added Beyond Distribution services, the company backs every product it sells with a rigorous in-house testing program and highly trained customer support team. The company has been certified as an InfoComm International(R) Sapphire Certified Audiovisual Solutions Provider(R) (CAVSP(R)) since 2007. In business since 1967, the companys products are available online at www.btx.com, by calling 800-666-0996, and from a selection of international distributors listed on the companys website.

PR Link: www.ingeapr.com/BTX/NAB2013.zip

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Zylight Unveils Ultra-Thin F8 LED Fresnel at 2013 NAB Show, Offers Rebate Promotion

LOS ANGELES – Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, will showcase its new F8 LED Fresnel at the 2013 NAB Show (Booth C5446), which runs April 8-11 in Las Vegas, Nev. Available in tungsten (3200K) or daylight (5600K) versions, the compact lighting instrument collapses to less than four inches thick for easy transport and storage.

“When we showed our F8 concept at NAB last year, we received an overwhelmingly positive response,” said Charlie Collias, senior vice president, worldwide sales. “We’ve taken the traditionally hot and bulky Fresnel technology and replaced it with compact LED technology. The F8 delivers all the performance of a traditional Fresnel lighting instrument in a much more portable and energy efficient design.”

As part of a special promotion, Zylight is offering a $200 rebate on all F8 orders for NAB attendees through May 15. Details will be available at the booth and at www.zylight.com.

Equipped with an eight-inch SCHOTT glass lens, the fully dimmable F8 maintains single shadow traditional Fresnel beam shaping, and offers a patented focusing system for spot and flood operations. Its beam spread is adjustable between 16-70 degrees for even coverage for widescreen HD productions.

The F8 draws only 90 watts but has close to the light output of a traditional 1000-watt Fresnel. While its silent operation makes it ideal for studio use, the F8 is also water resistant (IP54), so it can be used in challenging location conditions. The F8 can be powered by a worldwide AC adapter or standard 14.4V camera battery.

“The F8 is a really versatile, rugged light,” said Joseph Arnao, president. “It’s bright like an HMI but better suited for run-and-gun news ENG applications – you just snap on a battery and go. It’s also a great choice for studios that need to save space and reduce operating costs.”

Two speakers will share their shooting experiences with the F8 at Zylight’s NAB booth. Boston-based DP Tom Guilmette recently took the new Fresnel to the top of Mount Washington. On Monday, April 8, at noon, he will discuss how his Zylight performed in the mountain’s unforgiving weather conditions. On Tuesday, April 9, at 1 p.m., Matt Kearney, vice president of Fastec Imaging, will show how his company’s ultra-portable TS3Cine high-speed handheld camera works with Zylight’s flicker-free LED lights.

Like other Zylight models, the F8 is equipped with ZyLink wireless technology, which makes it easy to link multiple Zylights for simultaneous remote control. As a result, several F8s can be grouped together and linked for unique lighting scenarios. The F8 can also be controlled via DMX.

Barn doors and yoke mount ship with the F8. Additional options and accessories, including DMX motorized focus, pole yoke mounting, ZyLink controlled multi-head mount, hand grip, and kit box are available separately. The F8 has an MSRP of $2,400 and will ship in June.

ABOUT ZYLIGHT LLC

Zylight was founded in 2003 with one mission: Bring truly intelligent, time-saving lighting to the entertainment production industry. Our award-winning team has more than 80 years of combined industry experience, and we continue to develop innovative LED lighting solutions to help make your job easier. With more than 50 dealers worldwide, Zylight continues to grow its brand to a large international audience. More Than Bright – Zylight. Find out more at www.zylight.com.

Analog Way exhibits SmartMatriX Ultra, a new Multi-Screen Seamless Switcher at NAB Show 2013 – Booth #SL4229

March 2013 – Analog Way is pleased to exhibit SmartMatriX Ultra (Ref.SMX12x4), a new high-end Matrix Seamless Switcher. Based on Analog Way’s new LiveCore platform, the SmartMatriX Ultra offers state-of-the-art live processing and multi-screen management for impressive presentations. It will be exhibited in Analog Way’s booth #SL4229 during NAB Show, from April 8 to 11 in Las Vegas, USA.

SmartMatriX Ultra (Ref.SMX12x4) is a high-end 12×4 Scaled Native Matrix with ruggedized design for outstanding durability. It offers versatile AV connections for any set-up through 12 true seamless inputs and 42 plugs: 6 x HDMI, 9 x DVI-D, 3 x DisplayPort, 12 x 3G-SDI and 12 x Universal Analog. Included SFP Cage on the outputs is compatible with a large choice of SFP Optical modules. SmartMatriX Ultra supports any source from composite video to 2560×1600, and outputs a variety of formats including HD-TV and Computer format up to 2560×1600 and 4K.

The new state-of-the-art LiveCore platform

SmartMatriX Ultra features Analog Way’s new LiveCore platform offering powerful live image seamless processing and switching.
The machine provides 2 true seamless scaled layers per output, which can be controlled individually in time and transition. All layers are uniformly considered, meaning any source can be fully resized. Up to 50 frames and 50 logos can be easily stored in the device memory via a USB plug. They are all fully resizable and support all settings and transitions of the layers. The Native Background allows creative customization and an additional 3rd layer on any output.
With 2 independent true seamless scaled layers per output, SmartMatriX Ultra provides dedicated live processing for demanding presentations.
SmartMatriX Ultra offers a Full Preview for all 4 outputs with all PIPs available, as well as a customizable Live Source Mosaic Monitoring on an independent output. All sources and layers can be displayed in real time on the Program, the Preview and the Live Source Mosaic Monitoring output.

Additive modularity for impressive solutions

Two units of the SmartMatriX Ultra can be linked. In this configuration, inputs and outputs are shared and added, thus resulting in an impressive 24×8 Scaled Seamless Matrix system + 2 customizable mosaic previews.
In Mixer mode, sources can be perfectly mixed and switched, using PIPs and transitions without restriction. Hard Edge is also available on the SmartMatriX Ultra, allowing both horizontal and vertical wide displays.

User-friendliness and comfort of operation

SmartMatriX Ultra can be controlled directly from its front panel or using a Web Remote Control Software.
The front panel offers a large TFT color display with a new graphic user interface allowing the monitoring of sources directly on the screen. A new specific operating mode is directly available on the LCD screen for quick use of the device.
To facilitate the preparation of any presentation, a new optimized web-based Remote Control Software (Web RCS) was specifically designed by Analog Way. With a user-friendly graphic interface, the Web RCS can be run from virtually anywhere on any computing device. A Wizard mode, available on an intuitive dashboard, leads operators in the setup of the product and the preparation of the show.
Up to 5 operators can simultaneously use the RCS and see all tasks performed in real time on the Program, Full Preview and Mosaic Monitoring outputs.
Remote Services, including Support and Assistance, are available on the SmartMatriX Ultra. Through the Web RCS, users can quickly clone a show via a USB plug, access data related to the utilization of the machine, or have Analog Way’s Technical Support teams take control of their device for assistance or support.

SYMETRIX JUPITER 8 APP BASED TURN-KEY DSP JOINS THE JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MARCH 2013: When the new owner of the National Football League’s Jacksonville Jaguars sought to boost team morale and solidify team camaraderie, he focused on renovating the locker room – the place where the team members gear up, hang out, and let off steam. It’s a sign of the times that perhaps the most critical and appreciated improvement came in the form of a brand new, high-impact audio-visual system. Under the direction of Neil Cooper, senior project manager for Florida Sound Engineering, they designed and installed the Jaguar’s new A/V system, which relies on a dependable and cost effective Symetrix Jupiter 8 app based turn-key DSP for critical signal conditioning and routing.

“The team came to us with a simple request,” Cooper explained. “They wanted a rockin’ sound system with plenty of screens to go with it. They really wanted to give the players a place to associate with… a place to retreat to and enjoy. Because we pride ourselves on building long-lasting systems, I place a premium on reliability and quality. When I looked at my options for processing, the Symetrix Jupiter 8 DSP was an obvious choice. It’s powerful and easy to set up, and nothing else comes close to matching its feature set for the price. And since I’ve already used a number of Jupiters on other jobs, I know they’re reliably solid. I never have to go back.”

In addition to the literal locker room, the new system covers all of the more extensive facilities that go with it, including the showers, the drying area, the restaurant, the cool- and hot-tanks, the therapy room, the equipment room, the manager’s area, and more. All thirty-three of the inputs, only two of which are audio-only, are fully matrixed such that any input can be selected in any zone. Apart from the locker room itself, which uses a DBX Drive Rack processor, the rest of the system relies on the Symetrix Jupiter 8 DSP, which takes its inputs from a Crestron control and matrixing system. Its eight outputs feed separate zones. QSC amplifiers, loudspeakers, and subwoofers fill the audio portion of the new system.

“Despite the complexity of the Jaguar’s new A/V system, programming the Symetrix Jupiter 8 DSP was super easy,” said Cooper. “I used the Sound Reinforcement #6 App, which gave me great sounding equalization and dynamics. I know that there are other manufacturers who make 8 x 8 processors of good quality, but the price isn’t there. The Symetrix Jupiter DSP delivers the quality, flexibility, reliability, and affordability that makes my clients smile.”

The Jaguar’s new video system is comprised of two 80-inch, five 52-inch, four 46-inch, and seven 42-inch full-HD Sharp flat screens. Inputs include ten Comcast TV sources, a Blu-ray player, Apple TV, and two wall plate inputs. The Crestron DM system scales everything appropriately such that the full screen is filled for any input/output combination. A 15-inch Crestron interface in the equipment manager’s area provides total system control, and a smaller nine-inch Crestron interface in the locker room allows selection of presets, such as “pre-game,” “half-time,” and “post-game.”

ABOUT SYMETRIX Symetrix engineers high-end professional audio solutions, specializing in DSP hardware and software. Symetrix products are distributed worldwide, and designed and manufactured in the U.S. at the Seattle area headquarters. Since 1976, customers have enjoyed the benefits of Symetrix’ independent ownership and management. For more information on Symetrix professional audio products, please visit www.symetrix.co or call +1 (425) 778-7728.

New Hitachi HDTV Camera Raises Bar on Picture Quality and Operational Efficiency

WOODBURY, New York – At NAB 2013, Hitachi Kokusai Electric America will introduce the Z-HD6000 CMOS HDTV studio camera, featuring a new 2/3-inch CMOS camera processor at the 2013 NAB show taking place April 6-11 in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Hitachi Kokusai Electric America will exhibit in booth C4309.

With its 2.6 million pixel, 2/3-inch, 1920×1080 raster MOS RGB sensors, the new Z-HD6000 raises the bar on picture quality. The new Z-HD6000 improves operational and cost efficiency within studio environments because its camera head provides extra power, communication channels, and other built-in features not typically found in cameras of its class.

“We’ve designed the Z-HD6000 camera with integrated features that enhance the studio production workflow, while saving our customers money,” said Sean Moran, vice president of Sales, Broadcast & Professional Division at Hitachi Kokusai Electric America. “By incorporating useful operational features in the camera system, we’ve eliminated the need for external hardware and extra wiring; making our system simpler to use, integrate, and deploy.”

Access to power

Having built-in access points for extra power means that studio personnel can run a teleprompter in addition to a floor or studio monitor from the camera head without the need for external power sources. Joe Tymecki, chief technical officer of Vermont Public Television, owns four Hitachi SK-HD1000 digital HDTV studio cameras, which also have this feature. “Because the camera head provides a high amount of power for the teleprompter, it made integrating our system a lot easier,” said Tymecki. “It saved us the expense of the extra integration time and of having to acquire external power.”

Better communication

With built-in access to multiple communication channels, the Z-HD6000 also provides: two IFB channels for listen only, two aux feeds that can send video to the operator, two video feeds that can go to talent and studio monitors, a second intercom channel for the floor manager or spotter, and a tally viewable in the talent prompter, among other features. “Occasionally we need a floor director or additional production talent who do not have access to wireless headsets,” Tymecki explained. “It’s nice when these extra production people can just plug into a camera head in the studio without impacting the camera operators.”

The Hitachi Z-HD6000 also offers new features and functions including: ‘no vertical smear’, F12 standard sensitivity with over 60dB of signal-to-noise ratio, and an RLAC real-time lens aberration correction function. However, the Z-HD6000 also retains all the popular features and functionality inherent in the existing Hitachi HDTV camera line, such as: fiber or digital triax cable operation, external auto-setup, advanced color correction, and improved skin tone detail.

At the 2013 NAB Show, Hitachi will also exhibit the new SK-HD2200 full body HD production camera, featuring new 2/3-inch, 1080/60p progressively scanned Ultra-Advanced UAIT-CCDs; as well as the Hitachi SK-HD1200 native 1080/60p studio/EFP camera; SK-HD1000 dockable studio/field camera; Z-HD5000 HDTV studio/field camera; and DK-Z50 multi-purpose HDTV camera.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2009 (ended March 31, 2010) consolidated revenues totaled 8,968 billion yen ($96.4 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hitachi.com.

Introducing Matrox Avio F125 High Performance Dual Video KVM Extenders Featuring USB 2.0 Support

KVM extension solution delivers uncompressed, zero-latency transmission up to 4 km on a single fiber optic cable

Matrox Graphics Inc. today announced Matrox Avio F125, a fiber-optic KVM extender which separates dual HD video, keyboard, mouse, stereo analog audio and USB 2.0 devices from a workstation. Avio F125 features flexible connectivity options. Its transmitter/receiver pair extends two single-link DVI (2x1920x1200) or one dual-link DVI (2560×1600 or 4096×2160) video, and multiple high-speed USB 2.0 compliant devices from the host computer by up to 400 m (1312 ft) over multimode cable and 4 km (2.5 mi) over single-mode cable. Avio F125 stands out for its ability to transmit all signals with zero compression and zero latency on a single duplex LC-LC fiber-optic cable. Designed for high-performance environments, Avio F125 delivers fluid graphics and video playback making it ideal for broadcast, post production, Pro A/V, industrial process control, oil and gas, 3D design and visualization, and military environments.

“Matrox Avio F125 is the latest addition to our successful KVM product line and is designed to address our customers’ need to extend high-speed USB 2.0 devices and high resolution digital video in demanding environments,” said Caroline Injoyan, business development manager at Matrox Graphics Inc. “Avio F125 takes advantage of the full 10Gbps bandwidth that fiber optic technology offers us today, transmitting all data uncompressed and with zero latency.”

Matrox will be showcasing the new Avio F125 KVM extender at NAB 2013 booth #SL4616, from April 8-11, 2013.

Additional Matrox Avio F125 features:
• Smooth HD, 2K and 4K video playback without any dropped frames
• Maximum distances of 400 m (1312 ft) in multimode and 4 km (2.5 mi) in single-mode via an optional upgrade
• Keyboard and mouse extension via two USB HID ports or PS/2 connectors
• Four USB 2.0 ports on the receiver unit for USB 2.0 high-speed peripherals, including support for isochronous audio and video devices
• Local outputs on the Avio transmitter unit for easy maintenance or to share the remote the desktop on a collaborative video wall
• DDC compliance and advanced EDID management for reliable communication between the remote monitors and host system
• Rack mountable or stand alone units
• Plug & play design for easy deployment with no software installation
• Compatibility with Microsoft® Windows®, Linux®, UNIX® and Mac OS® X operating systems

Availability
Matrox Avio F125 KVM extenders will be available as of Q2 2013. For more information, including pricing, contact Matrox Graphics.

• Avio F125 Transmitter – Part number: AV-F125TXF
• Avio F125 Receiver – Part number: AV-F125RXF

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.

NAB2013: Vizrt brings an IP workflow, 4k rendering, and an integrated workflow for video and graphics production and distribution

See us in Las Vegas, April 8th – 11th 2013. Booth SL3305

NAB is the world’s largest event covering the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. At this year’s show, representatives from Vizrt’s worldwide offices will be on hand to demonstrate the company’s completely integrated graphics and video workflow. Vizrt technology enables operators to distribute and monetize content to mobile devices, web portals and any screen. Highlights within the Vizrt booth will be its recent advancements for media asset management (MAM), broadcast graphics, as well as online and mobile video delivery.

Two public shows, scheduled each the hour, will provide live, interactive demonstrations of the latest Vizrt products in action. One show will focus on new technology for weather reports, while the other will provide a broader overview of using live virtual set and immersive graphics technology.

Developing for the future

The powerful Viz Engine, Vizrt’s real-time 3D compositing system, now has IP-streaming capability. This allows broadcasters to stream multiple formats and resolutions simultaneously for efficiently creating online and mobile graphic and video content.

Broadcasters are beginning to look beyond HD to 4k. At NAB, Vizrt will preview the breakthrough 4k rendering capability of the Viz Engine.

Live encoding and high-speed video branding

Encode live video from high-resolution to any format at speeds faster than real-time for online and mobile devices with the Viz Media Engine. The multi-platform production workflow allows broadcasters to have high-quality video and custom graphics and branding for every device, all happening in a single step.

Automated transcoding of video content is also processed through the Viz Media Engine for video on demand (VOD) services. Graphics and branding are added to the video content during the transcoding process ensuring an efficient, high-quality presentation for the end user.

Newsroom workflow

Vizrt gives journalists the edge for getting a story on-air and online quickly and efficiently with a newsroom workflow that integrates easy-to-use templates with the journalists’ native newsroom computer system (NRCS). With Viz Content Pilot, journalists access these templates for creating graphics, editing maps with Viz World and selecting videos from Viz Media Engine to add to a playlist for on-air use and online multi-platform delivery.

Video integration and clip store

Adobe and Vizrt combine to create a package that gives the editor complete control of graphic and video content from within Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 for live and post-production requirements.

Video content can be reached from the Viz Media Engine through Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 giving editors access to content across the complete asset management solution from Vizrt or using the Viz Media Engine as a bridge to other asset management systems.

The latest version of the Viz Media Engine offers a comprehensive media management platform from ingest to playout for local clip and still stores up to full enterprise media asset management and archive systems. At NAB, Vizrt will show the Viz Media Engine as an integral component of the unique unified workflow solution offering the tools to present efficient multi-platform delivery with consistent branding across all media channels.

Complete online workflow

This year at NAB, Vizrt will present a highly integrated workflow for online. Journalists and publishers can produce video and text other content from the same solution and use video efficiently in the storytelling.

Monetize video content online with a premium workflow with DRM through a cross-platform implementation with the Viz Media Engine and Vizrt partner Vimond.

Social TV

With the Social TV solution, your audience becomes part of the story. Using interactivity and visualization tools, broadcasters tell the story quickly and compellingly with viewer interaction. Content is captured from Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, Instagram as well as third party partners like never.no, TrendrrTV and Mass Relevance.

Weather and news maps

Viz Weather has become a sophisticated weather forecasting and reporting system with the ability to use any data set and a large range of data visualization tools. See the system in action during our Viz Virtual Studio public show.

Viz World is Vizrt’s premiere mapping solution. With integrations with DigitalGlobe, OpenStreetMaps and Waze, broadcasters now have access to the world with imagery, streets and traffic data.

Sports analysis

Vizrt’s award winning sports analysis system, Viz Libero is now fully integrated into the Vizrt graphics and video environment. At NAB 2013 we will show the new virtual SLoMo and Virtual Presenter.

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

Yamaha CL Firmware Upgrade Now Available

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced the availability of Version 1.51 firmware upgrade for the CL Digital Console Series.

New features include Scene Preview functionality; the Help function is further supported by an on-screen reference guide, which once loaded, resides in the console permanently. The recently launched Ri8-D, Ro8-D, and NXAmp with NXDT104 have been added as Dante devices that can be detected/patched into the CL Series. A CUE LEVEL knob has been added to the CUE section, allowing adjustment of the CUE level and can be assigned to a custom fader or user defined knob. The HPF in the Parametric EQ section has been improved with an option for a slope of -12dB/oct or -6dB/oct.

Yamaha CL Version 1.51 also includes improvements to the DANTE SETUP screen, and a NEW I/O DEVICE screen, separate from the VIRTUAL RACK screen has been added, allowing for more flexible control and management of each I/O device.

“Our company continually strives to make significant improvements and additions of key features and benefits to systems’ firmware that will be beneficial to our customers,” states Kevin Kimmel, Systems Application Engineer, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. “Version 1.51 for the CL Series is proof that we don’t just put a new product out, we continue to improve on that product based on input from our end users.”

Yamaha CL Version 1.51 firmware upgrade is available now, free of charge via download at 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.

du and Visual Unity Partner to Deliver Turnkey Solutions to Middle East Broadcasters

The UAE’s integrated telecom service provider – du, and leading international Multiscreen Solution Provider – Visual Unity, announced signing a strategic partnership agreement in order to extend service offering and experience to a wider broadcast industry customer base in the UAE.

This agreement will enable du to strengthen its position as the preferred provider of content delivery solutions for Middle East broadcasters by offering them end-to-end delivery solutions to execute their online strategy.

Under the terms of the agreement, du will resell Visual Unity services as part of an integrated solution together with its connectivity, satellite, playout and content delivery network (CDN) capabilities. du’s extensive experience and strength in satellite and CDN delivery, combined with Visual Unity’s vuMedia™ solution and experience in broadcast system integration, will ensure that du’s current and new broadcast customers can look to the telecom as a single provider offering an end-to-end content delivery platform. With Visual Unity’s Broadcast System Integration and Multiscreen Solution, du customers will now have further visibility and control of their end to end content delivery flow.

Farid Faraidooni, Chief Commercial officer, du, says: “Ever since we took ownership of the Samacom teleport in 2007, we have established ourselves as a market leader in satellite services. While we are emphasizing our position as a satellite service provider, we are undertaking several initiatives to address the complete set of functionalities required by our broadcast customers, by taking away the heavy lifting and investment to fit content to multiple devices. This will allow them to concentrate on their core business – content. Our partnership with Visual Unity is a proof of this commitment.”

Gabriel Dusil, Vice President Marketing and Corporate Strategy, Visual Unity, says: “Through this strategic partnership with du, we are able to extend our existing turnkey systems and solutions to a wider number of customers across the Middle East region. Visual Unity has over twenty years of experience in designing such systems, and we are confident that, with du’s infrastructure and connectivity, we will be able to grow together to better service the needs of broadcasters across the region.”

du is one of the largest satellite service providers in the region, currently serving over 270 channels and more than 60 broadcasters. Extending its scope to the digital realm, du successfully launched its Content Delivery Network (CDN) offering in 2011 and is today delivering Middle Eastern broadcasters’ content over the web through a secure cloud-based delivery network. The World Teleport Association’s (WTA) ranking of the Top Teleport Operators of 2012 has UAE-based du in the top 20 of its three listings. The WTA’s listing has du positioned at the 8th, 13th and 19th in the Top Twenty, Fast Twenty and Global Top Twenty categories respecitively.

The both companies will showcase their solutions at CABSAT, the biggest broadcast exhibition in the Middle East 12th – 14th March in Dubai, du – Hall 4 stand No.D4-10, Visual Unity – Hall 8 stand No.E8-22.
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About du
We opened for business in 2006. We offer mobile and fixed telephony, broadband connectivity and IPTV services to individuals, homes and businesses. We also provide carrier services for businesses and satellite up/downlink services for TV broadcasters.
As a rapidly-growing enterprise, we have a team of experts working to enhance and expand our bouquet of service offerings. Our people come from over 60 countries – we mirror the rich cultural diversity of our nation, while being able to serve our customers in a variety of languages.
Over 50% of our senior management team and customer-facing employees are UAE nationals, and we remain committed to providing fulfilling opportunities for quality talent in a cosmopolitan working environment.
By the end of 2012, more than 6.45 million people and over 50,000 businesses have chosen to use our services. In a survey conducted by ARC Chart, we were named the Best Mobile Broadband Network 2012 in the Middle East and Africa region. We also ranked first in MENA’s Standard & Poor/Hawkamah Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance Index in 2011.
du is 39.5 percent owned by Emirates Investment Authority, 20.081 percent by Mubadala Development Company PJSC, 19.5 percent by Emirates Communications and Technology LLC and the remaining stake by public shareholders. du is listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and trades under the name ‘du’.

About Visual Unity

Visual Unity is a global provider of video and digital media solutions, enabling our clients to deliver premium quality video content. Our clients can measure, analyze and optimize their libraries over time and achieve optimal business success. Our platform capabilities inspire our clients to deploy their assets across multiple devices, screens, and media formats. Visual Unity helps clients manage, deliver and monetize their digital content.

Visual Unity is a Multiscreen Solution Provider, bridging the gap between linear broadcast, IT and IPTV to help clients reach and engage audiences on any screen. Since 1991, the team has been designing and delivering turnkey broadcast and complex multiscreen solutions worldwide – from HD outside Broadcast (OB) vehicles and major playout facilities to live internet streaming and Video on Demand services. Visual Unity’s award-winning vuMediaTM platform helps broadcasters and content owners control how their brand and assets are managed and monetized in the multiscreen environment. vuMediaTM is a highly scalable and a modular architecture, delivering a cutting-edge live viewing experience on the web or any mobile or connected device – all of which can be deployed into existing workflows and business processes.

Visual Unity is based in Prague, London, Cologne, Moscow, Bratislava, Belgrade, Nairobi and Dubai. For further information, please visit www.visualunity.com

DVEO Approved for Membership in the Intel® Technology Provider Program — Designation Comes as DVEO Launches New Video Distribution Server and 40 Channel Transcoder that Utilize Multiple Intel® Xeon® Processors

San Diego, California — DVEO, the broadcast division of CMI, announced today that they have been selected as an Intel® Technology Provider: Gold Partner. To attain Gold Partner status, Intel® requires partners to meet specific sales and training requirements.

“We are proud and honored to be selected as a Gold Partner,” stated Scott Grizzle, Product Manager for DVEO. “Our membership in this program reinforces our position as a rapidly growing provider of video transport equipment, including solutions for streaming, encoding, decoding, transcoding, time shifting, and more. Most of our systems are built on dependable Intel® Xeon® 4, 6, and 8 Core processors.”

At the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 8-11, at booth SU6505, DVEO will demonstrate numerous products that utilize Intel® Xeon® processors. Featured products include the Reality Live™ video content distribution server, the MPEG Magnus™ 40 channel transcoder, the Xaris™ Video playout server with HD SDI or ASI outputs, the Infinity Streamer™ continuous HLS streaming appliance, the DelayServer IP™ time delay system, and the Ad Serter Telco IP/IP 20ch™ graphics, EAS, and video clips inserter.

The Intel® Technology Provider Program is designed to support the sales and marketing efforts of all channel partners that specify, design, build, or resell Intel-based technology solutions through a single, integrated membership program. The Intel® Technology Provider Program provides its partners with the resources to deliver Intel hardware and/or technology solutions that effectively address customers’ business challenges. Intel partners receive access to in depth training via webinars, seminars and events, and training courses.

“The Intel® Technology Provider Program gives customers a way to identify companies that have proven their commitment and expertise in delivering Intel® technologies. Gold partners must meet a higher set of criteria for all categories,” said Richard Phamdo, Business Development Manager for Intel. “With their commitment to Intel® Xeon® 4, 6, and 8 Core processors, DVEO has clearly demonstrated that its products are highly reliable. We are pleased to have DVEO as an Intel® Technology Provider Gold Partner.”

DVEO, Ad Serter Telco IP/IP 20ch, DelayServer IP, Infinity Streamer, MPEG Magnus,
Reality Live, and Xaris are trademarks of Computer Modules, Inc.
Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

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

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