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projectiondesign® gets connected: HDBaseT digital interfacing at InfoComm 2012

Demonstrating the future impact of reducing costs, cabling and infrastructure requirements in complex installations

Norway’s projectiondesign will provide high-resolution projector equipped with an HDBaseT interface for video and data connectivity with inventor Valens Semiconductor, part founder of the HDBaseT Alliance, on the HDBaseT Booth C6038 at InfoComm 2012.

“As the preferred display partner, we will showcase the latest in HDBaseT digital interfacing using our projection technology. The demonstration shows the benefits of affordable, high-performance uncompressed video transmission,” says Anders Løkke, Marketing Director at projectiondesign.

projectiondesign’s F35 wqxga projector

The HDBaseT interface is a dedicated data, video, power and communications interface that supports up to 10.2 Gbps (effectively 4K2K Ultra High-Definition Blu-ray resolution), audio, control and up to 100 Watts of remote power over standard CAT5e/6 LAN cabling at up to 100 meters in length.

“The future of multimedia distribution looks to transform the AV landscape with HDBaseT, which is why we are so eager to demonstrating this connectivity at InfoComm 2012. The demonstration reflects some of the core values of projectiondesign, namely those of high-performance and technology innovation which perfectly complements our product portfolio.

“We believe that HDBaseT will significantly impact the AV integrators’ complex installation requirements in a positive way – reducing costs, cabling and infrastructure requirements, and work load,” adds Løkke.

“We are excited to have projectiondesign adopting HDBaseT and becoming a member of the HDBaseT alliance, a terrific addition to the growing list of early technology adopters such as AMX, Extron, Crestron, Samsung, Sony Pictures and LG” says Micha Risling, HDBaseT Alliance Marketing Chair.

“projectiondesign is an industry leader and an ideal partner to showcase the benefits of HDBaseT technology, Connecting a projector is now more efficient, affordable and intuitive providing the consumer with a single-wire solution to surpass all their connectivity needs.”

XPAND 3D Appoints Stampede to Distribute YOUniversal 3D Electronic Eyewear and RF Dongle in United States

LOS ANGELES, California – XPAND 3D today announced that Stampede Presentation Products, Inc. (www.stampedeglobal.com), North America’s largest high value added distributor of Pro AV solutions, has been appointed to distribute XPAND’s YOUniversal 3D Glasses and RF dongle in the United States. The appointment of Stampede coincides with the United States market debut of XPAND’s RF dongle, which is required for use with active 3D TVs that use radio frequency to interface with 3D glasses.

“Stampede is the industry-leading distributor of video equipment and services to a wide variety of consumer and commercial resellers, making them the logical choice as first to carry the YOUniversal RF dongle and our XPAND YOUniversal Glasses,” said David Chechelashvili, Vice President, Head of Consumer Division, XPAND 3D.

XPAND’s YOUniversal 3D Glasses optimize the 3D experience for every viewer, by modifying the 3D parameters for each user and for different 3D environments. These top-quality glasses offer unprecedented personal customization, compatibility with all types of 3D TVs and devices, long wearing comfort and appealing style. In combination with the RF dongle, XPAND YOUniversal 3D Glasses are the world’s first and only IR/RF hybrid 3D glasses.

“We look forward to introducing XPAND’s standard-setting 3D solutions to the 10,000 resellers in our dealer network,” Kevin Kelly, Stampede’s President and COO, said today. “The 3D format continues to make significant strides in specific vertical markets, most notably in K12 and higher education, and XPAND is the clear market leader in terms of innovation, performance and value. Our team will work closely with XPAND to create a series of sales and support programs highly customized for each market segment. The ability to customize products to meet individual market applications is one of the key reasons why more than 140 manufacturers rely upon us to be their front-line sales force. We look forward to creating a series of sales productive programs for XPAND.”

Stampede will offer the XPAND YOUniversal 3D Glasses and RF dongle both separately and bundled together.

For more information on XPAND 3D, please visit www.xpand.me

About Stampede:
Known for its value-added distribution, Amherst, New York-based Stampede is the leading distributor of presentation equipment including LCD/DLP projectors and flat panel displays. Stampede provides a complete range of brand name presentation equipment to a variety of audio/video, computer, and home theater resellers and integrators in the United States, Canada and Latin America. These resellers rely on Stampede for value-added services in distribution, marketing and solution- based sales. Stampede annually produces the “Big Book of AV,” an 816-page catalog and companion website (www.BigBookofAV.com) providing hundreds of sales, installation and spec tips for Stampede’s dealers in addition to product details on more than 5,000 SKUs. For more information on Stampede, log onto www.stampedeglobal.com.

About XPAND 3D:
XPAND 3D is the global leader in 3D technologies for cinema, with systems used by over 5,000 3D cinemas in more than 50 countries. XPAND 3D is also the 3D solution of choice for home, business, post-production, education, military, medical and professional 3D applications. XPAND 3D designs, manufactures and OEMs a range of consumer electronics 3D solutions that are driving the 3D revolution. XPAND is committed to advancing the state-of-the art in technology to provide consumers, businesses, educators and medical professionals with the comprehensive advantages of stereoscopic 3D. XPAND provides glasses on a linear scale from the most advanced and feature-packed for sophisticated surgical, training and home theater to more ruggedized and affordable for cinema and mass market use. X6D Limited is a global company whose products and services are marketed under the XPAND brand name.

One party to rule them all at InfoComm 2012

There’s one party to rule them all at this year’s InfoComm on the projectiondesign Booth N1351, Thursday, 14 June at 3-5pm.

Live music and ‘We Will Rock You’ themed entertainment!

See http://www.projectiondesign.com/corporate/news-events/event-calendar/infocomm-2012 for more info!

Norway’s projectiondesign® to partner with BOI Solutions, Inc. at InfoComm 2012

See projectiondesign at InfoComm 2012, Booth N1351, 13-15 June, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

Ohio-based integrator to provide 16-channel projected visualization solution with diverse market applications

The migration of immersive displays to the worlds of enterprise conferencing and collaboration will be a key theme for projectiondesign® at this year’s InfoComm 2012 show, as the Norwegian manufacturer teams up with BOI Solutions, Inc., to showcase its F22 projectors integrated in a 16-channel visualization solution on its booth in Las Vegas.

“We use projectiondesign projectors with our top customers ranging from Procter & Gamble (P&G) through to Starbucks, NFL Films, Honda and the U.S. Military. BOI Solutions designs research simulators and high-end conference rooms using the highest levels of video and audio systems engineering. Based in Ohio, the firm has pioneered the convergence of immersive displays with corporate meeting-room systems, even designing a unique conference-room concept – known as the Business Sphere – around a curved screen for which it co-holds a patent with P&G,” says Bill Othick, vice-president of BOI.

“Our company is a think-tank that designs working spaces, as opposed to a typical audio-visual firm that installs equipment in certain kinds of rooms,” adds Bill Othick. “When you make data really visual, it is quicker and easier to process than if it simply sits on a spreadsheet or a PowerPoint presentation.”

By applying techniques more commonly used in product visualization – such as the edge-blending and warping of multiple projected images and high-quality, multi-channel surround sound – to meeting rooms, BOI helps enterprises change the way they think about business, bringing market reports and strategies to life in the same way that a new product or landscape can be viewed from any angle in an industrial or military simulation environment.

Such an approach requires BOI to stay at the forefront of audiovisual technology, and Othick says he could not ask for a more responsive partner than projectiondesign.

“Our success is driven by our ability to integrate technologies of higher and higher performance capabilities, and we’ve used projectiondesign in many jobs for clients such as P&G and NFL Films,” adds Othick. “The resolution of the projectors is excellent, their imaging is ultra-dependable, and the service and support we receive from the company is second to none.

“We’re excited about being part of projectiondesign’s InfoComm exhibit plans and look forward to meeting current and future end-customers while they are literally right in front of our unique approach to visualization.”

Anders Løkke, Marketing Director, projectiondesign, adds: “The InfoComm show always delivers a strong mix of international integrators and end-users, and we believe our 16-channel projected display, designed and built in partnership with BOI, will inspire both communities to see how visualization displays are moving from niche markets into everyday enterprise communication.”

Set up and alignment of all projectors in the BOI Solutions 16-channel visualization wall at InfoComm is achieved using Scalable Display Technologies’ software and expertise.

www.projectiondesign.com

KanexPro Introduces Audio De-Embedder with 3D Support

KanexPro (InfoComm booth # C7247) , the leading A/V Connectivity solutions provider is proud to introduce Audio De-Embedders with full 3D support. Audio De-Embedder is a simple device, designed to extract HDMI audio from HDMI signals. It outputs to analog 2-channel stereo and digital S/PDIF simultaneously providing multichannel audio up to 5.1 surround sound. Supports data rates up to 6.75 Gbps to all channels with HDMI 1.3 Deep Color. The audio De-embedder is HDCP compliant, displaying resolutions to 1080p/60 and PC resolutions up to 1920×1200.

Input cable equalization on the audio De-embedder compensates for weak source signals or signal loss when using long input cable runs. Supports wide variety of audio formats from two-channel PCM or encoded bit stream audio for Dolby® Digital to 5.1 DTS® Digital Surround.
The Kanex Audio De-embedder is a perfect problem solver for many applications that require audio extraction from HDMI signals.

About KanexPro™

Leveraging our core strength in professional A/V products, KanexPro carries a complete selection of A/V connectivity needs. When planning digital installations you will find that we carry a broad line of A/V connectivity products enabling you to broadcast, extend, split, or multiply HD signal transmissions; simply and cost-effectively.
KanexPro is a registered trademark. All other trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

XPAND 3D Appoints Glenn Arentzoff as North American Cinema Sales Manager

LOS ANGELES, California – XPAND 3D today announced the appointment of Glenn Arentzoff to the position of North American Cinema Sales Manager. In his new role, Arentzoff will be responsible for overseeing XPAND’s service, sales and customer relationships in the cinema market throughout North America.

Arentzoff joins XPAND from manufacturers representative firm Pacific Coast Visions, where he served as Territory Sales Manager catering to the professional and broadcast audio/video, presentation media and system integration markets. Arentzoff was also employed with DTS for more than six years, where he oversaw the development of DTS’ worldwide car audio business. Arentzoff holds a BSEE degree and also has a wealth of experience in the consumer electronics industry.

“XPAND’s range of product offerings provides superior technology in a variety of scalable options that translate into significant cost savings for exhibitors and a more engaging experience for their patrons,” Arentzoff said. “The North American cinema market represents a tremendous opportunity for growth and I am looking forward to the challenge of growing XPAND 3D’s market share in the territory.”

“Glenn’s experience in sales management in the professional audio/video industry makes him uniquely suited to take on the role of North American Cinema Sales Manager at XPAND,” said Maria Costeira, CEO of XPAND. “I am confident that Glenn will make a strong impact on the North American market as XPAND continues to develop the most impactful and cost-effective 3D solutions in the world!”

For more information on XPAND 3D, please visit www.xpand.me

About XPAND 3D:
XPAND 3D is the global leader in 3D technologies for cinema, with systems used by over 5,000 3D cinemas in more than 50 countries. XPAND 3D is also the 3D solution of choice for home, business, post-production, education, military, medical and professional 3D applications. XPAND 3D designs, manufactures and OEMs a range of consumer electronics 3D solutions that are driving the 3D revolution. XPAND is committed to advancing the state-of-the art in technology to provide consumers, businesses, educators and medical professionals with the comprehensive advantages of stereoscopic 3D. XPAND provides glasses on a linear scale from the most advanced and feature-packed for sophisticated surgical, training and home theater to more ruggedized and affordable for cinema and mass market use. X6D Limited is a global company whose products and services are marketed under the XPAND brand name.

Projecting Europeana archive data through the 3D ‘ECloud’

projectiondesign® sponsors Europeana initiative to drive creative use of open data

Norway’s projectiondesign® is delighted to announce that it has become a headline sponsor of the Europeana General Plenary, to be held in the Belgian city of Leuven from 13-15 June.

Adopting the theme ‘Connecting Society Through Culture’, the Europeana plenary aims to showcase innovative approaches to digitised content, inspire new ideas among its attendees, and to connect people and concepts so that those new ideas are realised. The event is expected to attract around 250 professionals from cultural heritage institutions, the open data community, and the software and technology development industries.

Caption: Vice President of the European Commission Neelie Kros explores Europeana

42113873 Watch the video at http://vimeo.com/42113873.

A key attraction at the Europeana plenary will be the ECloud – a unique visual experience featuring personal stories of World War I collected across Europe as part of Europeana’s 1914-18 family history roadshows. As part of its event sponsorship, projectiondesign will supply six F35 AS3D active stereoscopic 3D projectors to power the ECloud – creating a 9m x 3m interactive videowall that enables the browsing and display of multiple web pages simultaneously.

Pioneered by Dr Sarah Kenderdine and Prof Jeffrey Shaw, the ECloud is a collaboration between Europeana, City University Hong Kong’s Applied Laboratory for Interactive Visualization and Embodiment, and Australia’s Museum Victoria. The work builds on the large-screen 3D data visualizations being undertaken at City University Hong Kong’s ALiVE project, advancing the way that ALiVE re-uses archival databases coming directly from the internet.

“The purpose of this project is to provide both audiences and participating cultural organizations a renewed appreciation of the wealth of the Europeana datasets online,” comments Sarah Kenderdine.

“It focuses on World War I materials as a front-running project to the 2014 100th anniversary of the start of WWI. The project demonstrates that using the semantic relationships in existing metadata, ECloud can take advantage of Europeana APIs and the high-resolution content existing in Europeana partner repositories – in a public exhibition setting.

“3D allows us to re-define 2D data into a dynamic visualizations, increasing both appeal of the data and cognitive impact of the large format images distributed in 3D space. Such visualization strategies continue to hint at the endless permutations available to the user in a way that 2D designs cannot.

“We believe projectiondesign is the perfect partner for a project like the ECloud, because their 3D projector solutions, hardware architectures for edge-blending, and geometry correction for large-scale, multi-projector arrays are the most robust and reliable out there. We work exclusively with projetiondesign.”

Prior to the Europeana plenary, the ECloud made its public debut at a major event in Brussels on Wednesday 9 May. Hosted jointly by Europeana and the European Commission, the event is intended to raise awareness of Europeana’s rich resources and to demonstrate how Europe’s online cultural heritage can drive creativity and digital innovation. The event will be attended by around 100 stakeholders from cultural institutions and the creative industries.

“Europeana is a single access point to millions of books, paintings, films, museum objects and archival records that have been digitised throughout Europe,” explains Harry Verwayen, Business Development Manager, Europeana. “It is an authoritative source of information coming from European cultural and scientific institutions.

“What I like about the ECloud installation we’ve created is that it transforms flat representations of cultural artifacts into a real experience. It is truly innovative approach and we are very happy about how it worked out.”

“The cultural significance of 3D and interactive visualization technology have always been important for us at projectiondesign,” says the company’s Thierry Ollivier. “Supplying projectors to the ECloud is not just about putting our name in front of Europe’s creative community; it is about opening people’s eyes – quite literally – to the possibilities opened up by the digitisation of archive content, and by the public’s open access to that content.

“We are delighted to have this chance to be associated with the ECloud and with the Europeana project generally.”

www.projectiondesign.com

TVLogic Adds Two More Awards To Its Growing Collection

LQM-471W MONITOR RECEIVES “STAR” AWARD FROM THE EDITORS OF TV TECHNOLOGY
DIGITAL VIDEO PRESENTS “BLACK DIAMOND” AWARD TO COMPANY FOR LVM-074W MONITOR

LAS VEGAS — TVLogic has added another two awards to its growing collection of honors. The manufacturer of LCD and OLED high definition displays received a STAR award from the editors of TV Technology at NAB 2012 for their new LQM-471W monitor; and their LVM-074W was recognized for outstanding achievement with a Black Diamond Award from Digital Video at the same show. NAB, held in Las Vegas from April 16th – April 19th, is the world’s largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums.

Now celebrating its 12th anniversary, the STAR Awards (for Superior Technology Award Recipient) are designed to celebrate and showcase the preeminent technological innovations available to the media industry. A judging panel of broadcast industry experts reviewed a variety of products and services, examined the technical applications and their overall contribution to the industry, and then submitted their award nominees.

“The NAB show serves as the launching pad for thousands of new products and services for audio and video professionals,” said Tom Butts, TV Technology Editor-in-Chief. “Our panel of editors walked the show floor in search of the most innovative technologies. The products and services that we selected for the STAR Award made the cut—they demonstrated their ability to help advance the acquisition and distribution of entertainment and information across the media spectrum.”

The award-winning LQM-471W, a 47” 1920×1080 quad input monitor, was designed for multi-source monitoring in control rooms. With four SDI inputs/outputs, the LQM-471W supports multiple display configurations with features like Waveform/Vector Scope, Closed-Caption support, Timecode display, and remote control.

TVLogic also received a Black Diamond Award from Digital Video for their innovative LVM-074W 7″production Viewfinder Monitor. Black Diamonds recognize outstanding achievement in the advancement of video technology. A select panel of engineers, editors, and production and post professionals joined the magazine staff to judge the Best of Show awards. Weighing in at only 1.4lbs., the LVM-074W met the qualifications with its perfect blend of form and functionality.

“Our teams searched the NAB show floor for products that were truly deserving of recognition,” says NewBay Media Broadcast & Video Group Vice President & Group Publisher Eric Trabb. “Recognition with an award at NAB from the Broadcast & Video Group is a strong vote of confidence and admiration from this leading industry publication.”

Both TV Technology and Digital Video are part of NewBay Media’s Broadcast & Video Group of products.

About TV Logic
TVLogic designs and manufactures LCD and OLED High Definition displays from 7″ to 57″ designed specifically for broadcast, production, post-production, digital signage and multi-viewer applications. For further information: www.tvlogicusa.com.
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TV Logic USA Contact: Wes Donahue
818-885-6442 / wes@tvlogicusa.com

Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications / Harriet Diener
845-512-8283 / mailto:harriet@desertmooncomm.com

XPAND 3D Continues Partnership With Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France – XPAND 3D is proud to announce that it is once again the exclusive 3D technical partner for the 65th Cannes Film Festival. XPAND 3D is equipping four screening theaters at the Festival, including the 2,400-seat Lumiére auditorium, and eight screening rooms for the film market.

This marks the fourth year that XPAND 3D has served as the 3D technical partner for the Cannes Film Festival and XPAND 3D has renewed its partnership with the Festival through 2015.

“In addition to being the most prestigious film festival in the world, the Cannes Film Festival has championed 3D innovation, as exemplified by its decision to begin its Opening Ceremony in 2009 with the 3D screening of UP, and last year’s 3D screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” said Maria Costeira, CEO of XPAND 3D. “Our continued partnership with the Cannes Film Festival also demonstrates the Festival’s commitment to providing the most realistic and immersive 3D experience possible and we are proud to once again bring this experience to audiences at Cannes!”

The 65th Cannes Film Festival marks the continued growing popularity of 3D cinema, with feature films Madagascar 3 and Dracula in official selection. There will also be a tremendous increase of 3D screenings at the film market, with more than 100 3D screenings in total.

For the 65th Cannes Film Festival, XPAND will deploy its high-end Infinity active 3D glasses, which provide the brightest, most vivid and realistic 3D images available. XPAND Infinity glasses are also optimized to work with laser projectors, making it the optimal future-proof 3D system.

The Infinity 3D glasses provide up to 38% transparency and a 3000:1 contrast ratio. The glasses’ lightweight ergonomic designs ensure long-wearing comfort, and their wide 3D viewing angle provides an optimal 3D image across the entire cinema.

In addition, the Infinity glasses are now available in both adult and children sizes.

All new XPAND cinema systems and glasses fully support HFR (High Frame Rate) double and single flash at 96fps, 120fps, 144fps, 192fps, 240fps and even variable fps.

For more information on XPAND 3D, please visit www.xpand.me

About XPAND 3D:
XPAND 3D is the global leader in 3D technologies for cinema, with systems used by over 5,000 3D cinemas in more than 50 countries. XPAND 3D is also the 3D solution of choice for home, business, post-production, education, military, medical and professional 3D applications. XPAND 3D designs, manufactures and OEMs a range of consumer electronics 3D solutions that are driving the 3D revolution. XPAND is committed to advancing the state-of-the art in technology to provide consumers, businesses, educators and medical professionals with the comprehensive advantages of stereoscopic 3D. XPAND provides glasses on a linear scale from the most advanced and feature-packed for sophisticated surgical, training and home theater to more ruggedized and affordable for cinema and mass market use. X6D Limited is a global company whose products and services are marketed under the XPAND brand name.

Mike Poirier Joins PRECO as East Coast Manager, Distributed Products

Burbank, CA – PRECO, Inc., a well-established distributor of advanced technology equipment, has added Mike Poirier its sales team as east coast manager, distributed products. Kent McGuire, PRECO’s president, made the announcement from Company headquarters in Burbank, CA.

“The east coast is naturally an important market for us,” stated McGuire. “Mike’s extensive regional knowledge coupled with his technical experience will be a tremendous benefit to our customers. We’re delighted to add Mike to our staff and we look forward to strengthening our local support with his help.”

Mike joins PRECO with over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, and product management with electronic manufacturers, ranging from startups to publicly traded companies. Prior to joining PRECO, Poirier served as vice president and general manager of Teranex for six years. He previously held leadership positions with Algolith, Miranda Technologies (TSE:MT) and Syncom.

A former Electronic Engineering Teacher at CEGEP du Vieux Montréal, Poirier holds an Electronic Engineering Degree from Dawson College of Montreal.

Poirier is based in Orlando, Florida and will focus primarily on PRECO’s TVLogic and Avocent lines.

About PRECO
PRECO, Inc. is a Stocking Distributor and System Integrator of High Definition Video, Switching, Routing, Conversion, Test & Measurement, Video & Data Walls and Video Wall Controllers. For further information: www.preco.net

PRECO contact: Wes Donahue
Tel: 818-842-4632 /wes@preco.net

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