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SOUND DEVICES OFFERS CUSTOMERS AN INSIDE LOOK INTO NEW PIX LINE

Industry to Get Preview of the New Portable Video Recorders at 2011 NAB Show

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 11, 2011 — Sound Devices, experts in portable hard-disk recording for audio, will offer customers an exclusive first look at their newest line of products at the 2011 NAB Show (Booth C2946). For the first time in company history, Sound Devices will soon bring its recording technology to video with the introduction of the PIX recorders, consisting of two products — PIX 220 and PIX 240.

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“Continuing Sound Devices’ heritage in field production, we’ve taken the next step and introduced high-performance video along with high performance audio with our new PIX recorders,? said Matt Anderson, Director of Engineering for Sound Devices. “While our existing products have become the audio recorder of choice for countless productions worldwide, their superior design, reliability and support is now extended into video with the introduction of the PIX 220 and PIX 240. Camera and sound operators alike will soon be able to count on these new high-performance recorders.?

The new PIX 220 and PIX 240 can be connected to cameras with HDMI and can record directly to QuickTime using Apple’s ProRes or optionally, Avid’s DNxHD codec. Since PIX recorders use ProRes and DNxHD, files recorded in the field can be used directly in post-production, making the workflow simple and fast. The PIX 240 adds even more flexibility, with its HD-SDI input and simultaneous HD-SDI and HDMI outputs.

The audio circuitry on the PIX 220 and PIX 240 was based on Sound Devices’ award-winning 7-Series digital audio recorders. The low-noise (-128 dBu EIN), high headroom, high-bandwidth inputs are mic/line switchable and include limiters, high-pass filters and phantom power.

PIX 240 includes a built-in Ambient Clockit time code generator/reader with Genlock output for multi-camera and double-system sound applications. The source time code can be derived from the HD-SDI stream, from an external source, or from the built-in generator in PIX 240. Additional features include digital audio inputs on AES3, and an external eSATAp connection for direct connection to large SATA storage volumes.

Both PIX 220 and PIX 240 include generous five-inch, 800×480 pixel LCD displays. This display is essential in the field and it gives immediate confirmation of recording, playback, audio metering, and Setup Menu selections. A side panel rotary control and four front-panel buttons provide quick access to setup options while the large, illuminated, tactile record controls give instant confirmation of recording status.

PIX recorders are built with a metalized, molded carbon-fiber chassis and are powered by external 10-18 VDC or two removable Sony L-battery mount batteries.

Sound Devices, LLC designs and manufactures portable audio mixers, digital recorders and related audio equipment for feature film, episodic television, documentary, news-gathering, and acoustical test and measurement applications. The twelve-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.
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Anton/Bauer Introduces New Gold Mount Solutions for Industry’s Top Cameras at the NAB Show

Anton/Bauer Builds Confidence with Industry Pro’s with Leading Options for Definitive Battery Mounting System

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 11, 2011 – Anton/Bauer®, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the world’s premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, will demonstrate the infinite capabilities of its advanced Gold Mount® System for some of the industry’s top cameras from such manufacturers as ARRI, Canon, Panasonic and Sony at the 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas (Booth C7032). more

Leading Technologies SRL Equips Radio Toscana With Second HARMAN Studer OnAir 2500

Radio Toscana, the Adult Contemporary regional music station, has taken delivery of a second HARMAN Studer OnAir 2500 digital console. The order for the all-in-one desk was placed with Leading Technologies SRL (formerly A&DT/APG), who has worked closely with the Florence-based station (which looks out at the famous Duomo) over the past decade.

The network, which already boasts Soundcraft RM105 and Series 15 desks, carried out a studio upgrade in 2009 with the conversion to complete digital transmission carried out by studio concept specialists, Acoustic Design. As part of that fit-out Radio Toscana purchased its first OnAir 2500, but with the recent building of a second dedicated room, an additional 12-fader OnAir 2500 was installed.

“The first time around Radio Toscana evaluated the console for quality — and also for distributor support,? explained Leading Technologies’ sales specialist, Fiore Confuorto. “They really liked the all-in-one and compact structure of more

HARMAN’s Studer Vista 5 Digital Console Gains New TFT Metering and Upgrades

Studer’s popular Vista 5 console gets an upgrade to the M2 with the optional addition of the precision TFT metering system introduced on the flagship Vista 9 console.

The new metering is capable of displaying signal levels from mono through to 5.1 channels on each input, with a configurable lower area which can be used to display bus assignments, surround images or the unique History mode, where a scrolling audio waveform displays signal anomalies and highlights them for up to 50 seconds to allow the engineer to identify where the event occurred. Metering for ‘layer 2’ signals can also be viewed, while the Control Bay screen can be used to provide configurable user pages with up to 40 meters.

When the TFT meter bridge is fitted, the external GC screen becomes an integral part of the chassis.

The Vista 5 M2 is based on the well known more

Gepco® International Unveils New V-Light™ Active Fiber Cable System at NAB 2011

Gepco’s New V-Light™ Active Fiber Cable System

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, APRIL 11, 2011 — Gepco International (NAB Booth C9049), an industry leading brand in professional audio and video interconnect products, is pleased to introduce the new V-Light™ Active Fiber Cable System at the NAB Show April 11-14, 2011. Designed with easy-to-use copper connections, the V-Light Active Fiber Cable System offers the exceptional transmission distance of fiber without the hassle of keeping fiber optic connections clean. Based on the popular Gepco® Brand V-CON connector system, the V-Light offers a convenient, reliable and durable interface for high-speed serial digital video transmission over single-mode fiber with data transfer rates up to 1.485 Gbps.

The heart of the V-Light Active Fiber Cable System, the V-Light connector eliminates concerns of optical debris or poor mechanical mating from connector wear often encountered when working with fiber connectors. Inside each weather-tight V-Light connector shell, the fiber is sealed and isolated, while the electrical more

Gepco® International Debuts New Gepco® Powered by MultiDyne® Active Products at NAB 2011

Expanded Gepco® Powered by MultiDyne® Line

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, APRIL 11, 2011 — Gepco International (NAB Booth C9049), an industry-leading brand in professional audio and video interconnect products, is pleased to introduce its expanded Gepco® Powered by MultiDyne® line of fiber optic transport products at the NAB Show April 11-14, 2011. Strengthening its partnership with MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Systems, a premier provider of fiber optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, Gepco will offer four additions to its line of fiber optic transport products made by MultiDyne including the LiGHTBoX™ Weather-Tight Portable Fiber Field Acquisition System, GP-2000, GP-2500 and the GP-GE1000. To celebrate the expanded connection between them, Gepco (NAB Booth C9049) and MultiDyne (NAB Booth C6537) will link their two booths at the NAB Show via fiber utilizing products in the Gepco® Powered by MultiDyne® line.

All products in the Gepco® Powered by MultiDyne® line are designed more

Gepco® International Introduces Three New High-Definition SDI Coax Cables at NAB 2011

New Gepco® Brand High-Defnition SDI Coax Cables

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, APRIL 11, 2011 — Gepco International (NAB Booth C9049), an industry-leading brand in professional audio and video interconnect products, is pleased to announce the addition of three new cables to its family of High-Definition SDI Coax Cables at the NAB Show April 11-14, 2011. Certified to a 4.5 GHz bandwidth for HDTV transmission, the new video cables include the flexible RG 11 Type VHD1100F coax, the extended-distance VHD1300 coax and the miniature plenum VDM230TS coax.

The VHD1100F and VHD1300 are engineered for the transmission of uncompressed HD video in patching or remote locations. To achieve flexibility without compromising the electrical performance required for HD video, the VHD1100F features a precision 14-gauge stranded center conductor and a pliable TPE jacket. The precision-drawn 13-gauge solid conductor of the VHD1300 provides lower DC resistance and, consequently, lower attenuation allowing for reliable performance at longer distances. For the insulating dielectric, more

General Cable Announces Addition of Jeff Peters and Lance Thompson to Gepco® International Sales Team

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY, APRIL 11, 2011 — General Cable (NYSE: BGC) is pleased to announce the addition of Jeff Peters and Lance Thompson to its Gepco® International sales team. Peters will serve as Director, Business Development, while Thompson will be Regional Sales Manager for the Northeast.

Peters has spent the last 15 years in various positions with ADC Telecommunications, Inc., with his most recent role as Senior Supply Chain Manager/Project Manager, New Development – Enterprise Connectivity. He has previously held the position of Program Manager for various ADC product groups. Prior to his years at ADC, Peters worked for Telex Communications for nine years as Director of Sales & Marketing. Peters holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Thompson has 29 years of experience selling Belden products in New York, New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, with his most more

Gepco® International New Fiber and Copper Products Go the Distance at NAB 2011

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, APRIL 11, 2011 — Gepco International (NAB Booth C9049), an industry-leading brand in professional audio and video interconnect products, is pleased to debut several new fiber and copper products that go the distance at the NAB Show April 11-14, 2011. Continuing its venture into active products, Gepco will launch its new V-Light™ Active Fiber Cable System, while also introducing the expanded Gepco® Powered by MultiDyne® line of fiber optic transport products, with four new additions including the LiGHTBoX™ Weather-Tight Portable Fiber Field Acquisition System. In addition, Gepco will also present three new Gepco® Brand High-Definition SDI Coax Cables for various HDTV applications.

Designed with easy-to-use copper connections, the V-Light™ Active Fiber Cable System offers the exceptional transmission distance of fiber without the hassle of keeping fiber optic connections clean. Based on the popular Gepco® Brand V-CON connector system, V-Light offers a convenient, reliable and durable interface more

Digital Rapids Unveils Quartet of New Products and Upgrades for Live Multi-Screen Encoding and Streaming

Digital Rapids LogoApril 10, 2011 — NAB Show, Las Vegas, Booth SL6010: Digital Rapids has unveiled a wide array of new products and enhancements in the company’s comprehensive range of encoders for live multi-screen delivery. The new offerings include the launch of the StreamZ Live IP encoder for repurposing live IP-based inputs; significant performance increases in the StreamZHD Live ABR adaptive streaming encoder; new remote management capabilities for the TouchStream live streaming appliance; and a preview of a new hybrid encoder, extending Digital Rapids’ proven, multi-screen encoding benefits into ‘traditional’ television applications in the broadcast, cable, satellite and telco markets.

From IP to Multi-Screen

StreamZ Live IPStreamZ Live IP offers the superior output quality, outstanding reliability and flexible output format support of Digital Rapids’ StreamZ Live encoder series in a dedicated configuration for transcoding live IP-based sources. StreamZ Live IP’s rich output capabilities allow content owners to easily repurpose contributed source feeds for revenue-expanding multi-screen content distribution opportunities. more

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