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NAB 2012 SEES US DEBUT OF AUTOSCRIPT’S PROFESSIONAL PROMPTING SOLUTIONS FOR I-SERIES DEVICES, NEW WIRELESS CONTROLS

TWICKENHAM, UK, MARCH 28, 2012Autoscript, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, will present a full range of end-to-end prompting solutions at NAB 2012 (Booth C6625), with systems designed to fit all budgets and production needs. Products on display will include the US debut of a new wireless foot controller and a prompting app and accessories for the Apple i-Series devices, as well as the increasingly popular voice-activated prompters. more

Canada’s The Weather Network Warms-Up With Shotoku Camera Support

Staines, UK – Shotoku Broadcast Systems, a leading international manufacturer of advanced camera support products, recently completed the successful installation and commissioning of a state-of-the-art IP-based camera control system for The Weather Network, Canada’s leading provider of weather information services. The announcement was made by Shotoku sales director James Eddershaw from the Company’s European headquarters in Staines, UK.

The five camera package combined legacy with new remote systems, and included Shotoku’s lightweight TG-27 pan tilt heads mounted on TI-11 elevator pedestals. All five systems came under the control of the company’s high performance TR-8B Joystick panel and used Shotoku’s unique DigiPort IP network to replace legacy serial with modern, more flexible IP-based interfaces. The entire upgrade was carried out by The Weather Network staff assisted by a Shotoku engineer, and was installed into a live, working studio without disruption.

“We’ve benefitted from the use of robotic cameras in our operations for many years,” said Kiko Grusecki, The Weather Network’s Director of Broadcast Operation. “But our system needed to expand and adapt to our camera upgrade plans. Shotoku helped us plan a smooth, cost-effective replacement without disrupting our on-air operations.”

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.co.uk

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Shotoku contact: James Eddershaw
+44 (0)1784 224 650 • info@shotoku.co.uk

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

ViewZ Taps Larry Enroth as Director of Sales for New Broadcast Monitor Division

Anaheim, CA — ViewZ, a subsidiary of Orion Technology and a leading OEM manufacturer and international supplier to the professional television industry, today revealed the appointment of Larry Enroth to the newly created position of director of sales—broadcast and post-production. His selection coincides with the launch of ViewZ’s broadcast products division, offering a full range of technologically advanced reference display monitors to markets throughout the Americas. The announcement was made by Daniel Hwang, president of ViewZ, from the company’s U.S. headquarters in Anaheim, CA.

Enroth will oversee the sales, distribution and technical support network for ViewZ’s line of professional monitors, including popular sizes of portable and viewfinder displays for production, reference monitors for studio or post-production, and multi-viewers for the control room. All support 3G with ultra-wide dynamic range, feature 12-bit processed backlit LED illumination and come with a two-year factory warranty. Details at www.ViewZUSA.com

“I’m excited at the opportunity to bring these top-notch monitoring solutions to the broadcast and post-production community,” said Enroth. “ViewZ is well positioned to leverage its leadership in many other vertical markets and deliver the same level of quality and value to the professional television user.” A Certified Broadcast Television Engineer, Enroth has served in senior sales management and business development positions for a number of media technology companies. He may be contacted at sales@ViewZUSA.com or 1-888-99-VIEWZ (888-998-4399).

“We are very pleased to have such an experienced industry veteran join our growing company to lead sales and distribution to broadcast and television professionals in the Americas,” said Hwang.

The full range of ViewZ monitor solutions will be on display in NAB Booth C-3940.

About ViewZ
ViewZ, an established OEM manufacturer of professional-grade LCD and LED monitors, is a subsidiary of Orion Technology, a leading Korean manufacturer of image display solutions with operations in Asia, Europe and North America. The company offers a comprehensive range of high quality monitoring products used in transportation, security, medical, educational, industrial, military and other professional applications. ViewZ is committed to technology leadership with affordable cutting-edge designs, advanced features and exceptional reliability. The office in Anaheim, CA manages sales, distribution and technical support to customers in the Americas. For details, please visit: www.ViewZUSA.com
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ViewZ contact: Larry Enroth
+1-714-630-3380 / larry@viewzusa.com

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

BTX – NAB Preview

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“At the 2012 NAB Show, we will be showcasing an array of fiber solutions along with our patented ProBlox-D(R) connector system. For our broadcast customers, the ProBlox-D is designed to provide fast and simple setup and tear-down in applications such as remote broadcasting,” said Greg Schwartz, president of BTX Technologies. “In addition, we’ll be highlighting our easy-to-use Pro Plate and Panel Designer Software and custom plates-and-panels service, providing installers with quick access to professional-quality plates and panels to meet the needs of their broadcast applications. Along with other highlighted products from AFL, Telecast, Belden, Neutrik, Switchcraft, Gefen, Atlona, and Techflex, the BTX booth will provide attendees with a must-see roundup of some of the most innovative products in the market today.” more

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Extron Expands with Five New Facilities Throughout North America

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce that it will open five new training and product demonstration facilities in the Chicago, Dallas, New York, Silicon Valley, and Toronto areas. Extron is actively looking to hire system design engineers and sales, support, and training staff in each of those facilities. more

Clark Introduces New Ultra-Flexible HD/SDI Coaxial Cable

Clark Wire & Cable™, NAB Booth #C8137, is introducing its new ultra-flexible CD7559F high definition coaxial cable for digital and HD/SDI video. Built to the same standards as Clark’s installation grade CD Series coax, the CD7559F features a high flex-life stranded center conductor and ultra-flexible Mink™ PVC outer jacket for easy handling and durability in remote broadcast, portable staging and patching applications.

Designed for precision electrical performance and high-bandwidth, the CD7559F has the critical electrical characteristics required for 1.5 Gb/s and 3 Gb/s uncompressed video transmission, meeting or exceeding SMPTE 292M and 424M standards. Featuring a gas-injected, precision 75 Ohm dielectric and a 4.5 GHz bandwidth, the CD7559F is sweep-tested and 100% verified to guarantee consistent performance.

To deliver both ease of handling and high flex-life reliability, the CD7559F has a finely stranded, video-grade center conductor. This conductor has the tight tolerance, precision diameter specifications required for digital video applications, yet can withstand prolonged flexing and coiling. For exceptional flexibility and abrasion resistance, the outer jacket is extruded from Clark’s proprietary Mink PVC jacket that is ideal for both remote broadcast and studio applications.

“The CD7559F brings the performance of our CD Series HD/SDI coax into an ultra-flexible and field ready design for remote broadcast, staging and studio environments,” stated Scott Fehl, Product Manager for Clark Wire & Cable. “Built to the same standards as our CD Series, the CD7559F delivers the critical performance required for 1.5G and 3G SMPTE HD/SDI transmission formats in a design that is easy to handle and can withstand repeated flexing applications.”

About Clark Wire & Cable

Clark Wire & Cable, a leader in broadcast and professional AV interconnect technology, is celebrating over 23 years of business. With a focus on quality and innovation, Clark Wire & Cable delivers unique and reliable solutions dedicated to the markets it serves. From precision engineered bulk cable and cable assemblies to connectors, tools and custom panels, Clark Wire & Cable has remained committed to delivering comprehensive interconnect solutions. For additional information, please visit www.clarkwire.com.

METRIC HALO RELEASES PRODUCTION BUNDLE FOR AAX, CELEBRATES WITH SALE

channelstrip-3.JPGMUSIKMESSE, FRANKFURT – MARCH 21, 2012: Today at Musikmesse, Metric Halo announced the release of the Metric Halo Production Bundle for Pro Tools 10. The software will be available starting on March 26, 2012 and consists of seven AAX plug-ins compatible with both Native and HDX DSP systems: ChannelStrip 3, Character, Haloverb, Multiband Dynamics, Multiband Expander, Precision DeEsser, and TransientControl. The software may be seen at the Audiologistik booth – Hall 5.1, Stand A85.

This bundle provides the all the tools necessary to sculpt a mix. Four of the plug-ins contain audio analysis tools from SpectraFoo, giving the user visual feedback of the plug-in’s processing. “We’re thrilled to release the Production Bundle for AAX,” said Allen Rowand of Metric Halo. “We wanted to do more than simply port our existing ChannelStrip plug-in to the AAX format. We wanted to release a suite of more

In full motion: FoveaHD makes NAB debut

See Calibre UK at NAB 2012, Booth N1817, 16-19 April 2012, Las Vegas

Cost-effective HD and SD motion compensated standards converter with real-time noise reduction and image enhancement

British video image processing hardware manufacturer, Calibre UK will introduce the new FoveaHD MEMC motion compensated frame rate converter into the broadcast marketplace at NAB 2012.

“The FoveaHD is a completely new motion compensated standards convertor designed for cost-effective and smooth SD and HD broadcasting. Typical applications for FoveaHD include newsgathering, mobile operations, outside broadcasting and live events to studio dubbing and satellite broadcast communications,” says Tim Brooksbank, Chairman at Calibre UK.

The convertor has multiple SD and HD inputs and outputs to enable upconversion, downconversion, cross conversion, as well as converting between all common frame rates. Adding to its functionality, the FoveaHD convertor is equipped with 3G-SDI and Analog I/O. FoveaHD provides motion compensated HD and SD standards conversion at the price of a standard linear video converter.

FoveaHD also has powerful image restoration capabilities for archive conversion, a valuable library asset.

VITC embedded time code is supported and includes automatic delay and correction.

The 2U rack system has control via Ethernet or front panel keyboard ensuring smooth integration.

“The introduction of FoveaHD follows the success of our VideoExcel series broadcast grade universal format converters and frame synchronizers, which will also be on show at NAB alongside the latest HQView530 video scalers, format convertors and scan convertors aimed at the professional video market,” adds Brooksbank.

Calibre UK will exhibit on booth N1817 at NAB 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA between 16-19 April 2012.

www.calibreuk.com

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Launches CL Series Digital Consoles


BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced the launch of the new CL Series of digital consoles. The three consoles are making their official debut today at the ProLight+Sound Expo in Frankfurt, Germany. The Yamaha CL Series is a Dante network-based console featuring remote I/O for a faster, more responsive Yamaha system solution. All three CL models in the Centralogic™ series, only differentiated by frame size and input capability, feature 24 mix buses, 8 matrix buses, plus stereo and mono outputs, and 16 DCAs. The footprint of all three CL consoles is small, yet powerful and has been developed specifically for sound reinforcement applications such as performing arts venues, theaters, houses of worship, touring, and remote broadcast. The high output bus count will be a great benefit to live broadcast and monitor applications.

The Yamaha CL5 mix capacity is 72 mono + 8 stereo inputs (64 channels through Dante and 8 local), with 34 faders (16 on the left, 8 Centralogic, and 8 right plus stereo and mono masters). The CL5 also includes built-in output metering. The CL3 is a 64 mono input system, with 8 stereo inputs, and 26 faders (16 left, 8 Centralogic center, plus masters). The CL1 console is a 48-mono + 8 stereo inputs, and 16 faders plus two master faders (8 left and 8 Centralogic center, plus masters). All models feature 16 DCAs, channel encoders and support 48kHz and 44.1kHz sampling rates. An optional meter bridge is available for the CL3 and CL1 consoles. The CL5 and CL3 feature a built-in shelf for an iPad, and the CL1 has a shelf for an iPod.

All CL consoles are configured with a top panel center section with a comprehensive selected channel section, a new 16-bit color LED back-lit touch screen, four User-Defined Knobs, a built-in help system, 2-track USB recorder/player section, and much more. The CL Series features 16 31-band GEQs, an 8U effects rack and a new 8U Premium Rack including Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5043 Compressor and Portico 5033 EQ as well as new Yamaha VCM compressors and EQs. Rupert Neve, who approved the 5033 and 5043 in the Premium Rack during its initial evaluation, called it ‘very sweet sounding’ and ‘indistinguishable from its hardware equivalent’.

Up to eight external Rio (Remote I/O) boxes can be used for a total of 256 channels via the Dante digital network. The 5U rack space Rio3224-D includes 32 remote controlled mic/line inputs, 16 line outputs, and four AES-3 outs. The 3U Rio1608-D includes 16 remote controlled mic/line inputs and eight line outputs. Dante network I/O can easily be set up and patched utilizing familiar paradigms within the console user interface, with no external software required for network operations

Additional console features include simultaneous CL Editor/StageMix connection, multi-track recording via Dante Virtual Soundcard software, and File Converter Software for CL, PM5D, M7CL and LS9 consoles. A new recording software from Steinberg dubbed “Nuendo Live”, optimized for live recording and playback transport, will also be bundled with the console. CL Editor for Mac and PC as well as StageMix for iPad will be available for the series free of charge.

“The CL Series sets a new standard in terms of sound quality, flexibility and usability for mixing professionals,” states Larry Italia, Vice President/General Manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. “We appreciate the loyalty of our customers and are excited by the possibilities the CL Series will afford mixing engineers.”

The fader sections of all CL consoles features new self-lit key tops, channel name and color bar visible in sunlight, new fader caps and a smoother drive circuit. The Centralogic section also features Undo and Preview keys for Scene Memory, fader bank select, and 16 user defined keys.

The CL console’s back panel consists of dual Dante ports, 3 MY card slots, work clock I/O, MIDI I/O, AES/EBU digital out, 8 Analog Omni ins/outs, 5-in/5-out GPI, and an external PW800W PSU connection.

Targeted MSRP for the Yamaha CL5, CL3, and CL1 is $27,499, $21,999 and $14,999, respectively. The Rio3224-D has a targeted MSRP of $8,499 and the Rio1608-D has a targeted MSRP of $4,799. The optional meter bridge for the CL3 and CL1 has a targeted MSRP $1,199.

The Yamaha CL5 and Rio3224-D will be available in late Spring 2012, and the CL3, CL1, and Rio1608-D will be available in late summer 2012.

To see the new Yamaha CL Series Digital Consoles and for more information, visit Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. at the 2012 NAB Convention April 16 in Las Vegas, booth #C2239, or on the web at www.yamahaca.com.

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About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
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.

Yamaha StageMix Version 3 Takes a Bow


BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced a major update for the StageMix iPad App available for Yamaha M7CL and LS9 digital consoles. StageMix Version 3 enables even greater control and ease-of-use in live sound and sound reinforcement applications such as houses of worship and performing arts centers. StageMix Version 3 makes its official debut today at ProLight+Sound in Frankfurt.

In 2010, Yamaha released the first application of the StageMix iPad App for the M7CL console, allowing engineers to quickly adjust monitor mixes from the performance position onstage or anywhere in the audience immediately hearing the effects of the adjustments. In 2011, the Company released a similar StageMix iPad App for use with the LS9 console. The StageMix App provides greater control and flexibility for both digital mixing consoles and enables the mixing engineer to freely adjust console parameters and sound levels by wireless control, rather than at the mix position.

New functions for StageMix V3 include: Mute Group Masters; Channel Naming;
Channel Pan; Send Levels in Meter Bridge; Tap Tempo; Edit Mixer Setting (i.e. IP and MAC Addresses); Bank Navigation in Long Faders mode; Selectable Input and Output Meter Positions; EQ Type I / II button in EQ screen; HPF ON button is always available in EQ screen; and DCA Faders (M7CL only).

“As we celebrate our 25th year in providing high-quality digital technology products, we continue to be at the forefront of developing high-performance products for our customers and end users,” states Marc Lopez, Marketing Manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. “With input from our customers based on their needs and feedback, the combination of StageMix Version 3 with an M7CL or LS9 will provide even greater flexibility and convenience when making important and necessary mix adjustments.”

StageMix Version 3 for the M7CL or LS9 will be available in April 2012 and can be downloaded free of charge via the Apple iTunes Store.

For more information on StageMix Version 3, visit Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. at the NAB 2012 Show on April 16, booth #C2239 or via the web at www.yamahaca.com.

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About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
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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