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Broadcast Networks Showcases Sony’s Media Backbone HDXchange In An Off-Road Live Production Vehicle at IBC 2011

Systems Integration specialist Broadcast Networks will showcase its latest ‘go anywhere’ live production vehicle at IBC 2011. Featuring Sony’s Media Backbone HDXchange server, the custom-built Land Rover Discovery is designed for a one or two-person team and will be on show at the Sony booth 12.A10 at the RAI Centre Amsterdam from September 9-14.

Acclaimed for the design and build of quality broadcast and media systems, Broadcast Networks has worked closely with Sony on many projects worldwide over a number of years, including the new 3D production OB vehicle for Norway’s OB-Team which is also on show at IBC 2011.

This latest collaboration came about as a direct response to market demand for small, high quality and durable live production vehicles that can be rapidly deployed with minimal crew, in situations where larger OB vehicles are either unsuitable or too costly to operate. more

“GLEEFUL” NEW REALITY SHOW SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON API LUNCHBOX®

gleeproject_lunchbox_1.JPGLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 2011: API’s lunchbox is ready for its close-up. The ever-popular six-slot rack has earned a prime role on the new reality series titled “The Glee Project,” which follows hopeful contestants as they try to win a recurring role on the musical TV series “Glee.” While many who initially auditioned did not make it to the recording stage, the lunchbox (filled with API modules) was a shoe-in all along.

“When I was looking for gear for the new show I tried a couple other systems and some of the music got a little fuzzy and cloudy,” said Kris Pooley, a musical director for live tours and the music producer for “The Glee Project.” “The API gear gave me all the punch I needed and worked especially well on vocals.” Pooley’s lunchbox was filled with API 512c mic pres, 550A more

Digital Rapids Transcode Manager Elevates High-Volume Transcoding for Stellar Inflight

Digital Rapids LogoJune 6, 2011 — Sydney, Australia: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, movie and Web content to wider audiences — announced today that Stellar Inflight, the world’s longest running in-flight entertainment company, is using the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager automated transcoding software to transform high volumes of video and audio for both new and traditional in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems and viewing platforms.

A Transcode Manager Server and multiple Transcode Engines are deployed at each of Stellar Inflight’s technical facilities in Sydney, Kuala Lumpur and Beijing. High volumes of source files are transformed by Transcode Manager into multiple outputs in the formats required by varying in-flight entertainment systems. Transcode Manager is also used to transcode content for viewing on portable media players and tablets — such as the Apple(r) iPad(r) — now available to passengers on select airlines. more

Special Free Networking Seminar in Orlando for Consultants and Integrators

The explosive growth of computer networking technology (IT) has produced huge benefits for many industries, and the A/V market is no exception. The advantages of digital media networking have been clear for some time, but until now many felt that there were too many limitations and too much to learn in order to make the switch.

Peavey® Commercial Audio, and Audinate along with Allen and Heath, Lab.gruppen, and media partner Sound & Communications, will be presenting a morning of insightful and real world presentations by the industries top A/V manufacturers on Tuesday June 14 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Rosen Centre in Orlando.

The conference also includes the European award winning A/V design consultant Stefan Mathias of the Hartmann + Mathais Partnership. Stefan will also be speaking about their Goethe University AV installation in Frankfurt, which recently won a Sinus Award (“System Integrations Award”) at this year’s more

Digital Rapids to Showcase New 2.0 Version of TouchStream Live Streaming Appliance at InfoComm 2011

Digital Rapids LogoMay 31, 2011 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids Digital Rapids will be showcasing the new 2.0 version of the award-winning TouchStream portable encoding and live streaming appliance at the upcoming InfoComm 2011 exhibition. The version 2.0 update adds support for the Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager multi-encoder management software, enabling comprehensive remote monitoring, management and control of multiple TouchStream units from a centralized location. Additional new features in the TouchStream 2.0 upgrade include enhancements to HTTP Live Streaming for Apple(r) iPhone(r) and iPad(tm) devices and improved Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Smooth Streaming capabilities. more

New Widescreen WD570U Projector Announced From Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America

Mitsubishi’s Wide Screen WD570U Projector

Feature-Rich Projector Boasts High Brightness, High Contrast, Long Lamp Life

IRVINE, Calif., May 17, 2011 — Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America adds the power-packed, wide-screen WXGA WD570U to its impressive lineup of projectors for schools, universities and businesses. Its super-bright 3500 lumen output ensures presentations are clearly seen without turning the lights off, and its 3000:1 contrast ratio produces sharp, vivid images, particularly for text and spreadsheets. And with an estimated lamp life of up to 6000-hours* (in low mode), the WD570U reduces operating and labor costs over the life of the projector.

“We’re bringing another projector powerhouse to the education and business marketplace,? said Wayne Kozuki, product manager, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America. “The wide-format WXGA resolution is perfect for a lot of new applications as well as spreadsheets and high-definition video.?

The projector more

Vaddio Launches ProductionVIEW HD MV Camera Control Console with Multiviewer, Digital Outputs and Touch Screen Control

New production switcher with integrated camera controller and multiviewer capabilities

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 18, 2011) – ProductionVIEW™ HD MV offers cutting-edge processor technology to the existing ProductionVIEW HD, with the addition of multiviewer capabilities and digital inputs/outputs. Combined with the new TeleTouch™ Multiviewer Touch Screens, you can easily switch all live feeds and create up to 12 “video thumbnails? of preset shots just by touching the monitor. The “video thumbnails? provide an easy way to identify and recall preset camera positions on a per-input basis in the preview window.

“Our customers love the ProductionVIEW HD’s easy-to-use, all-in-one design that integrates camera control, video mixing and broadcast quality effects,? says President of Vaddio, Rob Sheeley. “The new ProductionVIEW HD MV, with it’s next-generation processor technology, auto-sensing digital inputs and outputs, and integrated multiviewer give our customers a lot more to love. In addition to the new system architecture, we more

Lightwright Touch now on iPhone

Lightwright Touch version 1.2 is now available, adding iPhone and iPod touch support to the mobile Lightwright worksheet app. All of the functionality of the iPad version has been squeezed into the smaller screen space with very few sacrifices. Lightwright Touch on the Apple iPod touch
Worksheet files exported for iPad from Lightwright 5 can now be viewed, navigated, and edited on iPhone or iPod touch, and changes can be reconciled back into the original Lightwright 5 show file.
A dozen new or improved iPad features are also included in the free update. Lightwright Touch requires iOS 4.0 or later and iPhone 3G or later, iPod touch 2nd generation or later, or any iPad.
See http://pocketlighting.com for more information. more

SYMETRIX APPOINTS TWO NEW ASIAN DISTRIBUTORS ELECTRONICS & ENGINEERING AND SOUNDUS

ee_logo.JPGSEATTLE, WASHINGTON – APRIL 2011: With growing international sales of its established lines and expansion in sales of its revolutionary Jupiter “zero learning curve” processors, Symetrix is pleased to announce that it will be working with two new distributors in Asia: Electronics & Engineering (Singapore, Malaysia, India) and Soundus Corporation (Korea).

“I am impressed by the Apps paradigm (borrowed from smartphone technology) and the wealth of features of the new Jupiter DSP platform,” said Gary Goh of Singapore-based Electronics & Engineering. “It certainly is a powerful product that promises to win many fans in Southeast Asia. As we supply solutions for projects across a wide range of scales and specificities, we are pleased that the Jupiter, Integrator Series, and open-architecture SymNet systems meet our range of needs.”

soundus_logo.JPGTaeryung Park, head sales manager of Seoul-based Soundus Corporation more

SYMETRIX EXPANDS THE WORLD OF JUPITER WITH APP NOTES

jupiter_app_notes.JPGSEATTLE, WASHINGTON – APRIL 2011: Symetrix “Jupiter App Notes,” are now available on the Applications and Venues pages of www.symetrix.co, or www.symetrix.co/jupiter-app-notes/. Each “App Note” features a specific application or venue, walking users through the most important requirements and considerations in the context of Jupiter’s world of downloadable “apps.”

“We created the Jupiter App Notes series to showcase the versatility of the Jupiter platform and to help users visualize the solution to their audio challenges,” said Jim Latimer, regional sales manager at Symetrix. “We recognized that profiling various applications and venues, including the hardware type, selected App, signal flow, wiring diagram, and underlying philosophy, would broaden everyone’s ideas about how flexible and powerful the Jupiter product line is. Our goal is to get integrators, consultants, and prospective customers thinking about how Jupiter’s “zero learning curve” DSP could benefit them across a huge more

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