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Brevity Introduces Simultaneous Transcode- Accelerated Transport Technology That Transforms File-Based Workflows at NAB 2012

Las Vegas, NV – April 16, 2012 – Brevity, a venture-backed NYC start-up serving the Media & Entertainment industry today announced V3, its breakthrough technology that for the first time delivers simultaneous transcoding and highly accelerated transport of high-resolution video as an integrated process on any network. V3 delivers this capability through a Web based enterprise video management solution that utilizes automated project-driven workflows, advanced algorithms, virtual storage, Web-based interfaces, and teraflops of computing power.

Tested in stealth mode by a veritable who’s who of North American broadcasters, Brevity V3 moves securely encrypted files over Internet, fiber, or data satellite up to 30X faster than otherwise possible while maintaining high quality resolution and support for leading industry codecs and formats such as Avid® DNxHD®, EVS MXF, Final Cut Pro, Sony Cameras and others. Brevity has been tested successfully on uncompressed, high bit rate video, 2k and 4k DPX files, as well as compressed HD and SD files.

“Our goal has been to enable anyone who works with large volumes of media to work smarter, faster and more intuitively than ever before,” said Jake Bronstein, Co-Founder and CEO, Brevity. “Our clients have achieved massive acceleration in transfer speeds with no compromise to image quality and they’ve also eliminated hours of additional time that would’ve been spent transcoding files. We are transforming file-based workflows and opening up new opportunities for the entire industry.”

“Before Brevity, the tasks of transcoding, frame rate conversion, standards conversion, and transport required a range of separate tools and point solutions- each demanding manual operation, automated management or a combination of both to serve the linear workflow,” said Tim O’Brien, COO, Brevity. “As a result, the M&E industry has endured with hardened workarounds that have been budgeted as a cost of doing business. Even with digital tools there are analog workflows, and overnight delivery of hard drives has become the unfortunate industry norm – Brevity is positively disrupting all of this.”

The Brevity Solution is currently deployed in production or testing at three post-production facilities, one major sports team, two studios and six major networks. The new release, V3, is based on over six months of testing with leading M&E customers.

Within V3 there are two core algorithms, Data Warp, which is bit for bit lossless, and Image Warp, a customized algorithm for video that is visually lossless. Image Warp has been tested successfully against ProRes 4444 and Avid DNxHD 220 in a recent Peak Signal to Noise Ratio (PSNR) test, scoring at over 60 decibels, which is an objective industry measure of quality. Both Data Warp and Image Warp create “transport” mezzanine files that reduce storage requirements while supporting industry standard camera or editing formats at ingest and at output- a range of standard play out and proxy formats. The Brevity solution also includes Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) based video routers to provide teraflops of computing power to handle the compute intensive algorithms.

V3 is based on a powerful project paradigm that allows for approved users from one or more organizations to access project files virtualized across storage arrays, private clouds, or public clouds like Amazon. If a file is ingested, there can be a set of rules associated with the video that sends it to users automatically via accelerated transport and simultaneous transcode. The video moves with speed to all locations, arriving at the destination already in one or more requested formats based on pre-set profiles. V3 also has open web-services interfaces that enable integration and connections with a wide range of existing applications and tools.

Brevity’s main security measures consist of live handshaking shared key credentials and 4096-bit encryption during transit and storage. Brevity sends a transport file, not a playable video, over the network and each file requires the Brevity algorithm and data format to open properly. If intercepted, the file would be unusable without the specific source code.

Brevity’s industry partners include Avid, with support for all Avid DNxHD formats and EVS, with support for the proprietary legacy EVS MXF format as well as the EVS OpenCube suite that wraps files in OP1a or QuickTime formats. Brevity also offers complete support for ProRes including the much in demand ProRes-DNxHD conversions.

Brevity is also announcing a strategic partnership with TRANZXL, a bi-coastal company that is launching the first Brevity-based service bureaus and on-location rentals to accommodate the growing need for time and cost savings associated with HD media for the TV, film and commercial production industries. A Brevity demo will be available at the TRANZXL booth located in the Lower South Hall, SL12807. The Brevity solution is also being demonstrated at the NEP production truck, located in the outdoor/mobile media area between the North and South Hall, booth OE2319.

Brevity V3 is available in Q2 2012. Pricing is based on a SaaS enhanced model that includes a web based enterprise software platform and GPU-based video routers. Brevity is based in New York City and has a sales office in Los Angeles and a development office in the Portland, Oregon area.

Brevity will be located at booth SL13316 at NAB from April 16, 2012 to April 19, 2012.

ABOUT BREVITY

Brevity provides breakthrough technology that offers for the first time the ability to simultaneous transcode while transporting video at incredibly fast speeds- over any network- Internet, fiber, or data satellite. Founded in 2010 by Jacob Bronstein and Abdul Sulieman, Brevity transforms media production and distribution workflows and redefines the time, cost, and efficiency required to support M&E operations. Brevity is working with leading networks, studios, content providers, sports teams, and production houses to redefine media production and distribution around the world. For more information please visit us at www.brevityv.com.

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Extron Now Shipping HDCP-Compliant Scaler with Seamless Switching

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the DVS 605, a high performance video scaler that includes three HDMI inputs, two universal analog video inputs with auto-format detection, and simultaneous HDMI and analog high resolution outputs. The DVS 605 accepts a wide variety of video formats including HDMI with HDCP, HDTV, RGB, and standard definition video. It features advanced Extron video signal processing with 1080i deinterlacing, Deep Color processing, and true seamless switching for professional-quality presentations. The DVS 605 also features SpeedSwitch™ Technology that delivers ultra-fast switching speed for HDCP-encrypted content. It is available in models with audio switching plus HDMI audio embedding / de-embedding, and also 3G-SDI/HD-SDI output with genlock. more

Clear-Com Announces Seamless Roaming For Tempest2400 at the 2012 NAB Show

New Product Breakthrough Delivers Uninterrupted Coverage for Large-Scale Broadcasts

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 16, 2012 ─ Clear-Com, a global leader in critical voice communication systems, today is pleased to unlock the Seamless Roaming capability for its Tempest2400 digital wireless intercom at the 2012 NAB Show (Booth C8008). Further enhancing one of the most feature-rich and robust system within Clear-Com’s wireless product line, Tempest Seamless Roaming will be most applicable in large mixed facilities that are separated by sizeable distances such as campus buildings, multi-studio environments and/or outdoor venues.

“With Seamless Roaming, a Tempest2400 wireless BeltStation can cover an extensive area with multiple zones that would not be adequately supported by a single BaseStation installation,” says Craig Fredrickson, Clear-Com’s wireless product manager. “This allows broadcasters to focus on critical production cues rather than having to change the settings on their wireless BeltStations when moving within a venue.”

Tempest Seamless Roaming is meant for individuals on the production team who must move freely and wirelessly from a given coverage area to another without interference or dropout of intercom communication. Base stations are linked together with the newest ZSync (Zero Synchronization) Technology. The ZSync Technology provides a zero sync reference that coordinates the hopping patterns of all connected BaseStations every time the system is powered up, irrespective of random time variation in power up sequences, to provide improved system performance and a seamless wireless experience.

With the Seamless Roaming feature, BeltStation users can migrate between as many as 16 different Tempest2400 BaseStations (coverage areas or zones). Both Seamless Roaming and iSelect Roaming are available to accommodate virtually every application need.

The Tempest2400, designed with Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) technology, utilizes a narrow band signal that is continually changing frequencies to powerfully burn through RF noise and interference. Because of FHSS technology, the Tempest system does not compete with signals from other 2.4 GHz wireless devices, minimizing frequency coordination and enabling flawless performance. Moreover, the wireless system features state-of-the-art 2xTX Transmission Voice Data Redundancy, which sends each packet of audio data twice on different frequencies and through different antennas, ensuring uninterrupted audio communications. Via four- and two-wire connections, it can interoperate with other Clear-Com intercom systems, as well as those from other manufacturers.

Tempest2400 offers three different modes of operations—Normal, Shared and Split. All modes are supported under the Seamless Roaming function. A single Tempest2400 in Normal mode can support between one and five full-duplex wireless users who always need to speak on the intercom system. However, in Split or Shared mode, an unlimited number of users can monitor the conversation and share talk capability. A combination of Tempest systems operating in either Normal or Shared mode can co-exist in the same environment for the ultimate in flexibility. Each digital BeltStation offers four audio channels. By stacking up to 10 BaseStations together, 50 independent, full-duplex wireless BeltStations can operate together in a single system.

About Clear-Com
Clear-Com, an HME company, is a global provider in professional voice communications systems since 1968. We develop and market proven intercom technologies such as Analog & Digital Partyline, Digital Matrix, Wireless and Intercom-over-IP systems for critical communication applications in broadcast, performance venues, military, government and enterprise markets. Recognized for our legacy of intercom innovations, production teams around the world have come to depend on Clear-Com for clear, reliable and scalable communications solutions. For more information, please visit www.clearcom.com.

About HM Electronics, Inc. (HME)
HM Electronics, Inc. is a diverse group of companies providing solutions that enhance productivity and customer service in markets including restaurants, sports and professional audio. Founded in 1971, we sell, service and support products in 89 countries worldwide, via company-owned offices in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and China, and an extensive network of HME-authorized distributors, dealers and service agents. Every day quick service restaurants take over 24 million orders using HME systems. With the recent acquisition of Clear-Com, HME is the world’s leading provider of professional intercom systems. To learn more, visit www.hme.com.

SSL Introduces V5 Software for C100 HDS Digital Broadcast Console at the 2012 NAB Show

Upgrade Introduces Dual Operator Functionality

LAS VEGAS – Solid State Logic, the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced analogue and digital audio consoles, is pleased to announce V5 software for the C100 HDS Digital Broadcast Console at the 2012 NAB Show (Booth C2013). This new software release will implement a range of features to enable Dual Operator Mode for SSL’s C100 HDS specialized broadcast console. While the development of V5 software responds to feedback from a wide range of SSL clients, the upgrade is particularly relevant to mobile installations where complex productions demand two operators but space and weight are at a premium.

“As the broadcast industry continues to encounter more complex production situations involving multiple mixes, our team has developed the V5 software enhancement for the C100 HDS to meet the needs of two mix engineers at the same time,” says Piers Plaskitt, CEO of SSL, Inc. “V5 allows our most powerful digital console to be installed in a space and weight conscious OB van, for example, to easily handle a live international sporting event presented in different languages, therefore requiring different simultaneous mixes. We believe the V5 software upgrade will further solidify the C100’s impact on the market.”

SSL’s Dual Operator Mode provides two operators the ability to have independent physical controls and access to shared audio assets, through a single console processing engine, Routing and I/O configuration. The system allows for an unlimited number of consecutive eight-channel fader bays to be assigned to a 2nd operator. These bays can be located at either end of a C100 console or separated and installed in a remote location such as a production gallery. The 2nd operator bays can be specified with a dedicated Master Tile to provide access to EQ, dynamics, aux sends and various routing functions, or specified without a Master Tile for simple fader-only operation.

Dual Operator Mode splits the C100 PFL system to provide independent PFL control for each operator with monitoring via headphones, or the main or mini monitor outputs. If both operators access the PFL system simultaneously and route to the monitor outputs, the PFL system delivers a sum of all selected channels. V5 also introduces a new momentary ‘non-latching’ PFL mode to facilitate shared use of monitor outputs.

Each operator will also have independent access to user layers to facilitate selection of individual channels to be laid out in each operator’s area and individual channels that are a shared resource, allowing simultaneous control from both operator areas. A fully redundant C100 system will see both Operator areas as a single console, delivering seamless redundancy for both users. For streamlined project recall for an entire Dual Operator system, all settings for both operators are also saved within a single project.

Solid State Logic is the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music, broadcast and post production professionals. For more information about our award-winning products, please visit: www.solidstatelogic.com.

Chyron’s Shout Takes Twitter Feeds Live to Air in an Instant

New Application Enables Easy Integration of Moderated Social Media Conversations Into Live Broadcasts

LAS VEGAS — April 15, 2012 — Today at the 2012 NAB Show, Chyron announced the launch of Shout, a stand-alone software application that enables broadcasters to bring social media commentary into their live broadcasts quickly and easily. Shout gives one or more users the ability to monitor, select, adjust, and route social media conversations to broadcast graphics systems either for on-air playback or for storage as data files for later use. more

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Sound Devices Debuts PIX 260 Production Video Recorder at the 2012 NAB Show

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 16, 2012 — Sound Devices, experts in portable audio and video products for field production, introduces its new PIX 260 production audio/video recorder at the 2012 NAB Show (Booth C2546). Based on Sound Devices’ field-proven PIX 220 and PIX 240 recorders, the rack-mounted PIX 260 is a file-based video/audio recorder/player that seamlessly replaces tape-based video decks in production and post-production environments.

Using the Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD codecs, the PIX 260 records and plays files up to 220 Mbps in high-quality 10-bit 4:2:2 video as well as 32 tracks of 48 kHz audio. Files from the PIX 260 are ready for direct import into Avid and Final Cut editing environments, eliminating time-consuming transferring and transcoding. Files can also play out of the PIX 260 for realtime applications.

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

The PIX 260 has a built-in five-inch 800 x 480-pixel video display that allows users to view video and setup-menu selections. With its extensive control capabilities, the PIX 260 is a flexible video playback source that is compatible with Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X and Avid sessions. The PIX 260 can be controlled by both external RS-422 and via Ethernet through the embedded Web server, allowing for machine transport control over Ethernet-based networks.

Up to four SATA drives can be connected to the PIX 260 simultaneously. All four drives can be recorded to simultaneously, for RAID-1 type redundancy and to eliminate the need for post-record copying when multiple copies are required.

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

Like the PIX 220 and PIX 240, the PIX 260 includes a sophisticated scaler and frame rate converter. Regardless of the incoming signal, the PIX recorders can record the signal after up, down or cross-conversion at the same rate or a different rate. Hardware-based 3:2 pull-down removal is included as well.
PIX 260’s convenient 1/2-rack, 2U chassis dimension allows it to be easily integrated into any existing environment. It is powered by 10-27 VDC through its four-pin XLR connector.

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

Sony and Epson Booth Demonstrations at NAB Show® 2012 to Feature Screen Innovations Black Diamond Zero Edge and Reference Series Projection Screens

Austin, TX – April 16, 2012 – Screen Innovations (SI), a leading US-based manufacturer of projection screens for residential and commercial applications, today announces that two prominent exhibitors at next week’s National Association of Broadcasters Show will feature Screen Innovations projection screens in their exhibits. The NAB Show®, which runs April 16-19, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV, supports the broadcast industry and features products and technologies for the Broadcast and associated industries.

In Epson’s booth (#SL14710,) a custom 36”(h) x 120”(w) 3.33:1 aspect ratio Black Diamond Reference Series screen and a 39″ (h) x 68”(w) 16:10 aspect ratio Black Diamond Zero Edge screen will be used to demonstrate Epson’s PowerLite Pro Z8450WUNL and Pro Z8455WUNL multimedia projectors.

In Sony’s booth (#C11001), a custom 84.375”(h) x 160”(w) 1.89:1 aspect ratio Solar 1.3 gain 4K rated SI screen will be used to demonstrate Sony’s new VPL-VW1000ES 4K SXRD projector. A video of the VPL-VW1000ES paired with an SI Black Diamond screen can be found here: http://vimeo.com/39005610.

For their respective demonstrations, both manufacturers will use Screen Innovations screens to showcase not only the technological prowess of their newest projectors, but also that of the onscreen image. SI’s Black Diamond screens were designed for – and excel in – high ambient light conditions, which a tradeshow floor most certainly provides, thereby providing NAB Show attendees the opportunity to see for themselves how well they perform in such an environment.

About Black Diamond Screens
Designed to solve complex two-piece projection system installation challenges, SI Black Diamond screens essentially change the commercial landscape by enabling projection to work in almost any environment, anytime, day, or night. Featuring micro-seamed construction, Black Diamond delivers a stunning, flat panel-quality image for virtually any application imaginable.

About Screen Innovations
Screen Innovations (SI) is a leading manufacturer of projection screen technologies for residential and commercial applications. Delivering needed solutions, aesthetically pleasing designs and competitive price points, SI screens provide unparalleled ambient light rejection and video image reproduction.

A highly innovative, industry-specific Screen Innovations design and engineering team works tirelessly, constantly evolving the category in order to effectively bring projection to the mainstream. Operating under the principle that “No matter the budget; Screen Innovations has the best available screen solution to suit your needs,” SI aims to resolve the issues that have historically hamstrung the projection screen industry.

Handcrafted in the USA, each Screen Innovations product carries a lifetime replacement policy, and is produced utilizing advanced custom robotics and green manufacturing practices. Dedicated to corporate and consumer responsibility, every SI screen is manufactured in the most efficient manner possible.
For more information about Screen Innovations, visit: www.screeninnovations.com/. To download product images, logos and associated content, visit: http://www.screeninnovations.com/downloads/.

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Digital Rapids Showcases Real-World Media Workflow Breakthroughs and UltraViolet Support with Transcode Manager 2.0

April 16, 2012 — NAB Show, Las Vegas, Booth SL5624: Digital Rapids – the trusted provider of innovative solutions and technology for bringing content to wider audiences — is showcasing practical, real-world examples of the exceptional efficiency and flexibility of the upcoming Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2.0 automated, high-volume media processing software at the 2012 NAB Show.

Powered by the new Kayak workflow platform (please see separate press release), version 2.0 of Transcode Manager combines its long-standing hallmarks of superior output quality and format flexibility with intelligent, logic-driven workflow automation; dynamic, on-demand licensing and deployment; intuitive, visual workflow design tools; and a deep ecosystem of third-party technology partners. Demonstrations will highlight how these core capabilities and key new features address the opportunities and challenges faced by premium content providers today, from enabling advanced multi-platform publishing to solving efficiency bottlenecks in high-volume operations. more

Bexel Helps Bring Broadcast Events into Focus with Multi-Million-Dollar Purchase of Panasonic P2 Camcorders, Monitors

Cameras and Monitors Will Help Support Upcoming Summer Events

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 16, 2012—Bexel (2012 NAB Show Booth C6833), a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, has announced a multi-million-dollar commitment to Panasonic with the purchase of the company’s newest P2 AJ-HPX3100 cameras as well as HPM-200 P2 mobiles, 64GB P2 cards and hundreds of 17”, 15” and 9” monitors and peripheral gear. The purchase is part of Bexel’s ongoing efforts to support broadcasters during this summer’s larger sporting events, as well as other sports-related and reality television productions.

The new AJ-HPX3100 camcorder is a compact, lightweight 2/3-inch P2 HD shoulder-mount camcorder, ideal for scripted, documentary, nature, cinema and commercial programming production. Similar in size to the popular HPX370, it offers two P2 slots and records in multiple worldwide formats.

“This purchase of the Panasonic HD camera equipment is extremely timely, considering this new gear will immediately go into service in London,” says Tom Dickinson, chief technology officer, Bexel. “Our clients want a turnkey workflow for production, specifically sports coverage, which requires a fast turnaround. One of the reasons we added the HPX3100 to our inventory was that it has Wi-Fi built into it. This allows users the ability to stand next to the camera with a device such as a tablet and see the content on the camcorder. The user can select and highlight clips, significantly reducing turnaround time.” The gear will also be used by clients in need of equipment that can withstand the grueling production schedules of other televised productions, such as reality TV broadcasts.

“Video professionals know that Bexel is the go-to company for equipment needs because of their knowledge and expertise,” says Joseph Facchini, vice president of sales, Panasonic System Communications of North America. “We are delighted that Bexel has chosen Panasonic P2 HD cameras and master-quality recorders, as well as our production-tough monitors, to equip world broadcasters covering the games this summer.”

The master-quality HPX3100 offers new features, including 24-bit audio in AVC-Intra 100/50, wireless metadata input capability via wireless LAN and a high-quality proxy recording option. The HPX3100 is equipped with six advanced gamma settings, including Film-Rec 600% mode (made popular by the VariCam), film-like shutter controls and intuitive film camera-like operation. It also features a built-in reverse scan that allows unique setups such as mounting the camera upside down or usage of an ultra prime lens or an anamorphic lens adapter to create a 2.35:1 aspect image.

To compliment the new camcorders, Bexel has purchased nearly 200 monitors. The high-definition LCD monitors range in size from nine to 17 inches. Bexel has also added to its inventory a significant amount of peripheral equipment, including mobile HD recorders, E-Series readers and memory cards.

“Providing clients with what they need from soup to nuts is always a driving force behind Bexel’s purchases. This new equipment, combined with our existing HD inventory, provides our customers with some of the most up-to-date HD technology,” adds Dickinson. “It also helps them ease the stress of meeting demanding production deadlines.”

For more information, stop by Bexel Rentals (Booth C6833) and Bexel Professional Sales (Booth C9046) at the 2012 NAB Show or visit www.bexel.com.

About Bexel
Bexel is the pre-eminent worldwide provider of broadcast services including video and audio equipment rentals, fiber services, new audio sales, used equipment sales, and repairs/maintenance. Bexel provides brilliantly designed and flawlessly executed systems and solutions to all customers – including producers of the biggest and most important televised events in the world. For more information, visit http://www.bexel.com.

A Snapshot of The Vitec Group
Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military, aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2011 revenue of £351 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organized in three divisions: Imaging & Staging, Videocom and Services. Imaging & Staging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events. Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG. Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fiber optic and wireless technology used by TV production teams and film crews. More information can be found at http://www.vitecgroup.com.

Christie Announces New 3LCD Projector Platform At NAB 2012

The Christie LX501 and Christie LX601i projectors debuted today at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas. Both projectors are the first offerings of a new 3LCD product platform: The Christie LX501 is a 5000 lumen XGA (1024 x 768 resolution) projector with up to 3000:1 contrast ratio and is designed for small-to-medium sized venues in higher education, corporate environments and government agencies.

Christie LX601i

Christie LX601i

The professional-grade Christie LX601i XGA projector offers 6000 lumens and is suitable for similar venues requiring higher brightness. Designed to fill the needs of ProAV integrators and end users, the Christie LX601i includes features to simplify integration during setup and troubleshooting, as well as providing a quick and easy messaging display for users.
Christie LX501

Christie LX501

“This new platform introduces two new products that provide customers with solutions that address both budgetary and professional needs without compromising feature sets – with four additional widescreen options to follow soon,” said Frank Anzures, senior product manager, Business Products, Christie.
With this new 3LCD platform, Christie is also introducing a hybrid filter rated up to 20,000-hours with no moving parts – reducing the need to change filters frequently – and long-life lamps ranging from 3000 to 4000 hours in eco-mode (2500-3000 hours in standard mode); lowering the cost of ownership.
Both the Christie LX501 and Christie LX601i are rated for high altitude use up to 10,000 feet (3048 meters). “At higher elevations, 3LCD projectors typically can’t cool properly and run the risk of shutting down,” said Anzures. “However, with the altitude ratings for this projector line, customers in high altitude regions can have the confidence to choose either of these models.”
The new platform allows end users to monitor, control, and broadcast messages to the projectors in the network. “This functionality gives organizations the ability to send important information – such as emergency alerts – simultaneously to everyone in the network,” added Anzures.
As well as providing easier third-party integration with Crestron RoomView(r) and AMX Device Discovery, the Christie LX501 Christie LX601i also includes DICOM(r) (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) Simulation Mode for use in medical training environments.
Benefits of Christie LX501 and Christie LX601i 3LCD Projectors
* Filter rated up to 20,000 hours with no moving parts for easy maintenance.
* Select models on the platform feature an LCD display showing setup menus and diagnostics.
* Built-in security bar enables users to lock out select information or access to key functionality.
* High altitude rating up to 10,000 feet (3048 meters).
* Suite of optional lens – including enhanced standards lens with larger zoom ratio – with repeatable lens recall allows greater projection placement flexibility and multi-screen presentations.
* Environmentally friendly using only 0.4 watts in power saving mode.
* Closed Captioning for NTSC video signal support.
* Digital keystone functionality with 8-point geometry correction.
“The benefits of both the Christie LX501 and Christie LX601i are usually not offered in this category of products. With this new platform, Christie is introducing a benchmark platform with flexible ProAV capabilities and affordable choices for the fixed install marketplace,” Anzures concluded. “Christie is also looking forward to introducing widescreen projectors in this product line in the near future.”
Both the Christie LX501 and Christie LX601i ship in May 2012 with a three-year parts and labor warranty.

About Christie(r)
Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit www.christiedigital.com.

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