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Archive of the AV Control Systems Category

Greenlight Introduces New Pricing For Popular Control System Monitoring Service

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – March 2015 – Greenlight Control LLC, developer of the popular cloud based service Greenlight, announced a price reduction per system to just $10 per month.  The new price, down from a launch price of $249 per year, makes an outstanding value even better.

 

“For anyone who was on the fence about implementing Greenlight service, this is a huge motivation to start doing so now,” said Greenlight CEO Steve Hosterman. “We are giving dealers every incentive to improve their service departments, from an amazing new price to one-on-one assistance while getting started.”

 

Greenlight has the strongest offering of any control system monitoring service, and is the only product that allows dealers to track AMX, Crestron, and RTI systems all from one web based interface. Greenlight drastically reduces costly onsite service calls by giving the dealer all of the tools necessary to remotely monitor, troubleshoot and repair client systems from anywhere in the world.

 

“Dealers across the country and around the world rely on Greenlight to keep their customers happy,” said Hosterman. “We listened to dealers who told us they wanted a flat monthly price.  Now rolling Greenlight into a service contract is a no-brainer.”

 

In addition to the new price, dealers have discrete control over which systems get charged for monitoring.  If a customer decides to not renew a service contract, the dealer can simply “un-license” that system and no longer pay for Greenlight service.  Dealers only pay for exactly what they need.
For more information about Greenlight or to become a Greenlight dealer, visit http://www.greenlightcontrol.com

Ashly’s NX Series Amps Enhance the Ambiance of NYC’s New Adotro Lei Pizzeria

Adoro_Lei_StoveNEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 2015: The recently opened Adoro Lei is a sophisticated lounge, restaurant, and pizzeria in the SoHo neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City. NYC foodies will recognize its veteran owners and chef, who have gone to great lengths to give Adoro Lei – which means “I adore her” in Italian – a killer combination of irresistible food and a hip, but comfortable, vibe that will have customers bursting to tell friends how great the place is. To that end, they imported a wood-fired pizza stove from Italy and hired New Jersey-based Essential Communications to design and install a music playback system that would avoid the indistinct mutterings typical of the average restaurant and replace them with solid, articulated sound that will set bodies in motion. Essential to Essential Communications’ design are Ashly’s new nX-8004 four-channel 800W amplifier and the four-channel nX-1.54 amplifier, which delivers a robust 1,500 watts of power to each channel. The nX family allows the integrator the flexibility to choose High-Z or Low-Z output on each channel.

The system is beautiful in its simplicity. A DJ input or a house-provided music feed inputs to a straightforward Rane HAL processor, which outputs to the Ashly nX-8004 and nX-1.54 amplifiers. Their combined eight outputs power Community Veris loudspeakers and subwoofers across three separate zones: the dining area, the bar, and a downstairs area used for private events. “This job went through a number of incarnations and variations,” said David Schwartz, owner of Essential Communications. “Their original goals were best met with a 70-volt system, but as things moved along, we shifted those goals. The loudspeakers and subwoofers designs changed, but we were able to keep the Ashly nX-Series amplifiers because each output channel can drive any impedance. For the most part, the full-range boxes are running at 70-volt whereas the subs are running at Low-Z.”

Adoro_LeiIn addition to a powerful sound system, Adoro Lei’s owners followed Schwartz’ advice and installed comprehensive acoustic treatments. “It’s a long, rectangular room, with a noisy open kitchen that backs into the bar,” he said. “It could have been an acoustical nightmare. But with the acoustic treatments in place, it sounds like a recording studio. The reverb is minimal, and unless you know something about sound, you wouldn’t notice it at all. It’s quiet and warm, and the sound system is balanced and intimate. It’s more like being in a cozy home than at a loud restaurant.”

ABOUT ASHLY AUDIO
Ashly Audio Inc. is recognized as a world leader in the design and manufacturing of high quality & high performance signal processing equipment and power amplification for use in the commercial sound contracting and professional audio markets. The 40-year old company is headquartered in Webster, New York U.S.A.

www.ashly.com

DT Research’s new line of Multi Screen Digital Signage Appliances, the MA series, this week at DSE 2015

MA Signage Appliances Power Multiple Digital Signage Screens

Rugged, Compact Players for Menu Boards and Transportation Schedules

SAN JOSE, Calif. & DSE Las Vegas, NV – March 11, 2015 – DT Research™, Inc., an industry leader in the development of information appliances for vertical markets, today announced a new line of digital signage players, the MA Multi Screen Appliance series. The rugged and compact embedded system players are packaged with the intuitive WebDT Content Manager (WCM) software suite, which includes a menu board design tool, Menu Board Editor, for a turn-key digital signage package to quickly deploy menu boards, transportation signage, and other multiple screen applications.

The MA Signage Appliances provide multiple video connections with 2 to 7 HDMI ports for up to 1080p or 4k high resolution, dynamic digital signage applications. The MA1363C/1363B offers the Intel® Celeron®/Core™ i7 CPU, integrating 3 video out connectors with 3840×2160 (@24Hz) or 1920×1080 (@60Hz) resolution in a fanless package weighing less than six pounds. The MA1367C/B offers the Intel® Celeron®/Core™ i7 CPU, integrating 7 video out connectors with 3840×2160 (@24Hz) or 1920×1080 (@60Hz) resolution, packaged in a sealed chassis with an external fan for protection from airborne contaminants. The MA1352/1356 is powered with the Intel® Celeron® Quad Core CPU and has 2/6 video out connectors housed in a solid-state, fanless design weighing less than three pounds. The MA102/104 has video-friendly ARM CPU with Android operating system and can power 2/4 screens with 3840×2160 or 1920×1080 resolution to each screen. With Microsoft® Windows® Embedded 8 Standard or Android operating systems, the MA Signage Appliances are flexible to integrate with existing database and management systems, and offer an optional Wi-Fi dipole antenna for network connection.

Combined with the industry-leading WebDT Content Manager software, these rugged appliances are capable of driving multimedia and database content to displays in digital menu board, video wall and ribbon, and other signage applications that require high resolution graphics and video. WebDT Content Manager (WCM) 6.2 Pro software provides intuitive remote management of content and hardware functions. Bundled with all WebDT signage appliances, WCM offers an easy-to-use interface for organizing, scheduling, and distributing content, and supports numerous media formats (e.g., images, videos, Flash, remote URL’s, RSS, executable applications, ZIP, and Microsoft PowerPoint). Flexible screen layout options with multiple zones and layers enable a multi-screen video wall to be divided into multiple areas with different content in each zone to mix images, text, and real-time video through an RTSP or MMS stream, or through an optional video capture card. This management software allows quick updates over a network connection for real-time or scheduled content playback and automatic content download recovery to prevent downtime. The newly released WCM 6.2 Pro now offers a powerful Menu Board Editor (available for download online), enabling efficient menu board design, enhanced player management interface, extended browser support, and fully frame-synchronized multi-screen video playback with frame-synchronized audio/video. The Menu Board Editor offers a tool to streamline the layout and scheduling of menu board content with templates and plug-ins for fast deployment.

The compact, rugged design of the MA Multi Screen Appliances make them ideal for installations in tough environments such as restaurants, retail, concessions, sports and entertainment venues and transportation stations. The MA Multi Screen Appliances will be available April 27th 2015 from DT Research resellers worldwide.

DT Research will be at booth 122 at DSE 2015 in Las Vegas March 11th and 12th.
www.signage.dtri.com/

About DT Research
DT Research™ develops and manufactures web-enabled information appliances for vertical applications. The WebDT family of products is based on embedded computing platforms for secure, reliable, and cost-effective computing. WebDT products include digital signage solutions, wireless tablets, point-of-service handhelds, compact modular systems, and display-integrated information systems. These systems emphasize mobility, wireless connectivity and touch displays. Powered by Windows® Embedded and Android operating systems, WebDT systems offer durability and ease in integration, leading to solutions that can be remotely managed with the comprehensive WebDT Content Manager and WebDT Device Manager software. For more information, visit www.signage.dtri.com.

DT Research and WebDT are trademarks of DT Research, Inc. All other brands and product names may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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Precision Planting® Upgrades Their Mobile Planter Technology Institute with PixelFLEX FLEXTile LED Screens

VideoTrailer- FLEXTileInstall-1397Nashville, March 5, 2015 — Agricultural technology manufacturer and educator Precision Planting updated the user experience for their unique Planter Technology Institute, a mobile educational and promotional 53-foot trailer that travels to growers nationwide, with the high definition PixelFLEX LED FLEXTiles.

After utilizing high-maintenance short throw projectors and televisions, Precision Planting engaged AV partner AVSC to improve the visual impact of the mobile display. PixelFLEX was chosen to create a dynamic and mobile visual environment.

“We thought this would be the best solution for our trailer moving forward, because we had seen it in action, we had seen the clarity and the definition, and we felt like it would be the best bang for our buck,” said Precision Planting Marketing Manager Sean Arians.

The lightweight LED tiles are a perfect match for the application, saving time and money in conjunction with the video trailer’s full and constant touring schedule. PixelFLEX also managed the integration of the old system with new technology components to give Precision Planting more capabilities with their system as their teaching program platform continues to grow. The video wall was comprised of 30 LED panels to create a 15.75-foot-wide by 4.725-foot-tall space that was built onto a custom shock-mounted frame to minimize vibration from constant coast-to-coast travel.

The FLEXTile LED proved to be the high standard of flexibility and roadworthiness Precision Planting needed. With the 3.75mm LED tile, the quality of the video footage and viewing distance grants growers an engaging and dynamic educational setting

“Customers are impressed when they see something that’s that sharp and clean when they get into the trailer, so it’s an enjoyable experience for them,” said Arians.VideoTrailer- FLEXTileInstall-1231

After starting its educational tour through Indiana, Michigan, the Dakotas and more of the Midwest region, the Precision Planting video trailer will continue through March picking back up again in June to reach more farmers with assistance in producing their best yield whether that be through mechanical or technological solutions.

“The flexibility of the FLEXTile is a big part in what makes this tile stand out from the rest of the LED market,” said PixelFLEX Director of Marketing David Venus. “This product is a long term solution that will enable Precision Planting’s mobile Planter Technology Institute to thrive while assisting growers in reaching their goals.”

For more information on PixelFLEX and its growing line of lightweight LED video screens, visit PixelFLEX at pixelflexled.com. Follow them @LEDCurtain and on Facebook.

 

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Ashly Saves the Day at Rocky Mountain Classical Academy

RockyMountain_ClassicalAcademyCOLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO – FEBRUARY 2015: Founded in 2005, the Rocky Mountain Classical Academy is a successful K-8 charter school in Colorado’s second-largest city, Colorado Springs. However, RMCA was split between two locations until the recent completion of a $17 million, 100,000 square-foot building to house all of its 1,000 students, with additional room to grow school enrollment by 33%. The building is community-oriented, featuring lots of open areas and gathering spaces with an abundance of natural light. Among them are an adjacent gymnasium and auditorium. With a clever arrangement of movable partitions, the two facilities share a stage that can be used for a wide range of events. When unforeseen budgetary issues threatening the audio/video systems in both rooms, the school district hired local A/V integration firm Sight & Sound Technologies to engineer a fix that would preserve the hoped-for functionality and reliability at a more affordable price. Sight & Sound swapped out the original design’s pricey processors and amplifiers for Ashly Audio’s affordable, network-ready DSP and nX Series amplifiers.

“As sometimes happens, the new building ran into extra expenses that they hadn’t planned for,” said Kris Johnson, COO with Sight & Sound Technologies. “They brought us in, and we got as close to the original system’s functionality as we could while still passing on a savings that amounted to hundreds of thousands of dollars. A significant component of that was moving to Ashly processing and amplification, which offers tremendous value in performance and reliability at a much more affordable cost. Importantly, all of the Ashly equipment that we installed is network-ready, so we can dial into the system from our offices to make any adjustments that the school requests.” In addition to the two sound reinforcement systems, Sight & Sound installed a Martin Professional PC-based control system with Chauvet Ovation series fixtures-based lighting system and a Panasonic HD projector/Draper motorized screen-based video system.

To handle the huge range of functions anticipated in the original design, Johnson installed an Ashly ne24.24M Protea™ digital matrix processor that, with the help of a Crestron control system, allows users to select preset scenarios and make adjustments to individual input channels. An Ashly ne4800 4-in x 8-out Protea DSP System Processor handles loudspeaker conditioning for the auditorium side, and an Ashly 3.6SP 3×6 DSP processor handles loudspeaker conditioning for the gymnasium side. A collection of five Ashly NE and nXe-Series network amplifiers, including an ne8250 8-channel 250W amp, an nXe4002 2-channel network 400W amp, two nXe8002s 2-channel network 800W amps, and an nXe1.52 2-channel 1,500W network amp, power the system. Tannoy VX12Q mains with six Tannoy VX6 fills cover the gymnasium, whereas Fulcrum DX1595 mains with US212 subwoofers cover the auditorium. Inputs to the system include a Behringer x32 console on a digital snake and an assortment of wired and wireless microphones. For simple events, the Crestron control system handles everything, so a tech is not needed.

“Ashly has been my go-to processor and amplifier manufacturer for years,” said Johnson. “I always know exactly what I’m going to get, and I love the programming interface. At RMCA, we did all of our programming ahead of time at the office, which made for a smooth installation. Ashly’s sound quality is excellent; it’s always clean and quiet. In fact, I don’t even think to worry about that anymore! The Ashly Protea processing is flexible enough that we were able to give the school all of the functionality they had hoped for in the original design. Ashly’s reliability has always been bulletproof, so I know we won’t be going back to deal with flakey gear.”

He continued, “Several school officials, including the president of the board, have to come to us to say how amazing the system is and how pleased they are that we made it work with their restricted budget. Before we came in, there was talk of cutting the A/V system entirely! It’s quite a turn-around.”

ABOUT ASHLY AUDIO Ashly Audio Inc. is recognized as a world leader in the design and manufacturing of high quality & high performance signal processing equipment and power amplification for use in the commercial sound contracting and professional audio markets. The 40-year old company is headquartered in Webster, New York U.S.A.
www.ashly.com

ABOUT SIGHT AND SOUND TECHNOLOGIES Sight and Sound Technologies exists to help churches, school and other organizations with their audio, video, lighting systems.  Designing full building integrated systems down to simple equipment purchases. Based in Colorado SST works all over the country.
www.sightandsoundtech.tv
facebook.com/sightandsoundtech
@sightnsoundtech

Biamp Systems to Present Session on Audio Design Innovations at BICSI 2015

Presentation to outline trends, technologies, and best-practices for successful audio in AV integration projects more

Ashly Audio Appoints Sound Directions Ltd as Its Exclusive Distributor in the United Kingdom

Ashly_SoundDirectionsWEBSTER, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 2015: Ashly Audio, manufacturer of high-value, high-performance amplifiers, signal processors, and user-interfaces for the installed sound market, announces the appointment of Sound Directions, Ltd. as its exclusive distributor in the United Kingdom. Closing in on two decades at the forefront of the education, hospitality, house of worship, theater, government building, and museum sectors for installed sound, Sound Directions caters to consultants and A/V integrators with peerless systems knowledge and a free system designing and programming service. The Chessington, Surrey-based company will distribute Ashly’s entire line of products, including Ashly’s networked multi-channel amplifiers, Protea DSP-equipped amplifiers, and customizable user interfaces, such as Ashly’s client-dazzling iPad app.

Stanislas Boivin-Champeaux founded Sound Directions in 1998. “From the very start, we’ve worked closely with our customers to demystify the vast array of technologies that are available in the installed A/V market,” he said. “When it benefits our clients, we happily design and program systems that work flawlessly under the pressures and challenges of the real world. We’ve seen countless systems designed by others that left end-users with a system that they did not understand and could not operate. We go the extra mile to ensure that this is never the case for the systems we design. A job is never complete until everyone is perfectly satisfied.”

The effort Sound Directions puts into system design and programming for its audio professional clients is unique among distributors,” said Mike van der Logt, EMEA sales manager with Ashly Audio. They have a strong technical team that has depth of experience in the markets their customers operate in. They understand the pressures their customers face and work alongside them to create on-time solutions, within budget. That ultimately wins more projects for everyone involved. We’re pleased to partner with such a well-respected and forward-thinking distributor. Our existing UK customers will be pleased, and we expect Sound Directions’ reach to win legions of new Ashly fans.”

“We have travelled the world to pull together a portfolio of products that work flawlessly together, and Ashly Audio has a well-deserved reputation for building reliable, well-engineered solutions at exceptionally competitive prices,” said Boivin-Champeaux. “Ashly’s hardware, software, and user interfaces complement our existing partner brands perfectly, and their products are very flexible and Dante- and CobraNet-compatible, allowing us to leverage Ashly solutions in a huge range of designs.”

ABOUT ASHLY AUDIO Ashly Audio Inc. is recognized as a world leader in the design and manufacturing of high quality & high performance signal processing equipment and power amplification for use in the commercial sound contracting and professional audio markets. The 40-year old company is headquartered in Webster, New York U.S.A.

www.ashly.com

RH Consulting Whitepaper Predicts “The Death of Analogue and The Rise of Audio Networking”

Portland, OR – February 17, 2015 – RH Consulting has released a new whitepaper examining the current state of the audio networking market and trends among the various audio networking solutions. The independent report, titled “The Death of Analogue and The Rise of Audio Networking,” was commissioned by Audinate and takes a detailed look at the number of audio networking products presently available, the growth rate for various protocols, and the market forces affecting their adoption.

“This whitepaper is the most comprehensive analysis of the audio networking market to date,” states Roland Hemming, principal audio consultant for RH Consulting. “Rather than just focus on technical differences, our goal was to provide a deep dive from the overall market perspective. We analyzed the products that are really shipping and the factors that are driving the growth, or lack thereof, of the various protocols.”

Key takeaways from the whitepaper include:

• Audinate’s Dante audio networking solution has had significant growth in licensees over the last 24 months, nearly 4 times the next largest protocol.
• Over 700 networked audio products are currently available, with the number of Dante-enabled products introduced in the last 12 month significantly outpacing all other networking protocols.
• The number of Dante-enabled products is forecasted to grow by 75% in 2015, and 130% by 2016.

In addition to looking at the total available networked products on the market, RH Consulting examined the factors contributing to the rapid growth of Dante and where audio networking sits on the technology adoption curve.

“Audio networking is following the same pattern as most new technology,” adds Hemming. “The success of Dante is consistent with easy-to-use, end-to-end solutions driving the market when technology is in the early growth phase.” He continues, “Overtime networking has become less about specifying a protocol and more about specifying products that work together.”

The report indicates that the uptake of Dante and audio networking in general is an indication that the market is undergoing a dramatic shift. “History has shown us that when a digital technology comes within 20% of the price of its analogue equivalent, the latter dies,” according to Hemming. “While audio networking is not to that point yet, the rapid growth we are seeing now would indicate that analogue’s days are numbered.”

To download the full whitepaper, visit: www.audinate.com/rise-of-audio-networking

About Roland Hemming
Roland Hemming is a principal audio consultant at RH Consulting, an independent audio consultancy offering system design, compliance, product development and project management services. In his 28-year career he has managed the two largest audio projects in Europe. He has presented papers to the Audio Engineering Society and has been an advisor to InfoComm. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences, a judge for many industry awards and regular author of articles for industry magazines. Roland is a member the AES and ISCE and he sits on the British and European committees for voice alarm systems including EN54 and the IET committee for Connected Systems Integration in Buildings.

About Audinate

forecasted Growth of Dante Enabled Products

forecasted Growth of Dante Enabled Products


Audinate revolutionizes AV systems to enable our customers to thrive in a networked world. Audinate’s Dante media networking technology has been adopted by the leading manufacturers and has become the de facto standard networking technology in the professional audio/visual industry. Dante is used extensively for live performance events, commercial installation, broadcast, recording and production, and communications systems. Audinate offices are located in US, United Kingdom and Australia.

Dante is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd, Audinate is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.

Extron Introduces Five MediaLink Plus Controllers with Ethernet Device Control and PoE

Extron MLC Plus SeriesExtron is pleased to introduce several new, easy-to-use MediaLink Plus controllers. The MLC Plus 50, 100, and 200 are sleek, fully configurable Ethernet controllers with beveled edges, rounded corners, and backlit buttons. While the MLC Plus 50 features backlit Up and Down volume buttons, the 100 and 200 models feature a multi-function volume knob for smooth, precise control of select Extron amplifiers, ProDSP-equipped Extron products, and a wide range of audio devices. As part of the MediaLink Plus Series, all of these controllers are loaded with features and enhanced security, making them ideal for handling common AV functions such as display on/off, input switching, volume, and Ethernet control of AV devices. Magnetically-attached faceplates hide the mounting screws giving the controllers a refined, uncluttered appearance. Power over Ethernet allows the controllers to receive power and communications over one Ethernet cable. The MLC Plus 100 and 200 are also available in AAP versions; providing openings for up to four, single space Architectural Adapter Plates for numerous connectivity possibilities. more

Blonder Tongue 2015 NAB SHOW EXHIBITOR PREVIEW — Booth SU6524

At the 2015 NAB Show, Blonder Tongue, a leading manufacturer of digital video solutions, will demonstrate its latest range of MPEG-2 encoders, transcoders, TV signal analyzers, and MPEG transport stream analyzers — all designed to optimize video distribution.

Product Giveaway
All attendees who stop by the Blonder Tongue booth to see a demonstration will be entered into a drawing for a free HDE-4S-PRO encoder, AQT8 transcoder, or MTSA-PRO analyzer.

New Products and Technology Demonstrations

Video Processing Solutions

NEW at 2015 NAB Show: HDDM (High-Definition Decoder Module)
At the 2015 NAB Show, Blonder Tongue will introduce the HDDM, a low-cost professional video decoder capable of decoding MPEG-2 and H.264 video content into HD/SD-SDI, HDMI, component, and composite outputs from a digital off-air 8VSB signal, clear-QAM signal, or IP MPEG-2/H.264 transport stream source.

By offering video professionals a solution that decodes both digital and analog video distributed over managed networks, the HDDM increases operational efficiencies.

Offering support for a wide range of inputs (e.g., 8VSB, QAM, IP) and outputs (e.g., HD-SDI, HDMI, component, composite), the HDDM is the ideal solution for broadcast and professional video applications that require high-quality decoding of video signals from a wide variety of sources, particularly live video in multiple formats. The HDDM features a Web-based GUI that is accessible via a dedicated RJ-45 control port, simplifying setup and remote management. Through its compact design, which supports two decoders in a single rack unit, the HDDM reduces operational and capital expenses.

NEW at 2015 NAB Show: STEP Scalable Transcoder-Encoder Platform
A key highlight at the 2015 NAB Show will be Blonder Tongue’s new Scalable Transcoder-Encoder Platform (STEP), capable of performing high-quality HD/SD MPEG-2 or H.264 encoding, HD/SD MPEG-2 to H.264 and H.264 to MPEG-2 transcoding, HD to SD downscaling, as well as creating adaptive bit rate live profiles supporting popular HTTP streaming protocols such as HLS, HDS, and IIS for any-screen video delivery.

Available as a 1RU, 2RU, or 3RU integrated system, STEP helps operators meet the latest video requirements and migrate to next-generation video network architecture by carrying out a variety of scalable video processing tasks. The flexible platform supports multiple video quality encoding bit rates, multiple audio formats, and text scrolling. STEP is compatible with any industry media server or digital rights management software, and can be easily integrated into CDN providers, offering users a tailored solution based on customer needs.

NEW at the 2015 NAB Show: FlexCoder Mini edgeQAM
At the 2015 NAB Show, Blonder Tongue will also introduce the FlexCoder, a versatile new solution that combines edgeQAM, off-air transcoding, and IP grooming technology into one integrated package. Using the FlexCoder, broadcasters can convert IP video streams into QAM or ASI in addition to translating 8VSB (digital off air), clear-QAM, or ASI-to-IP signals. By providing a wide range of functionality in a compact solution, the FlexCoder brings remarkable cost savings to broadcast operations.

HDE-4S-PRO MPEG-2 HD Encoder With Low Latency
At the 2015 NAB Show, Blonder Tongue will demonstrate the HDE-4S-PRO, a high-performance MPEG-2 HD encoder designed to deliver superior motion optimization for programming such as fast-paced live sporting events at an attractive price per channel. Using the encoder, operators can broadcast high-quality video content with extremely low latency. The encoder is capable of accepting up to four HD-SDI programs, plus one spare, and simultaneously outputting in QAM, IP (1000Base-T Ethernet), and ASI formats. By allowing operators to assign up to four programs to each QAM output channel, and to individually turn on/off each of the four adjacent QAM output channels, the PRO dramatically improves transport efficiency. In addition, the encoder supports Dolby Digital audio encoding and closed captioning (EIA-608). It is also equipped with an Emergency Alert System (EAS) interface.

Test and Measurement Analyzers

MTSA-PRO and BTPRO-7000S Analyzers
At the 2015 NAB Show, Blonder Tongue will showcase a comprehensive range of the company’s test and measurement analyzers, designed to help operators in the broadcast, cable, satellite, and IPTV markets deliver high-quality video and audio content. Blonder Tongue’s new analyzers provide operators with reliable, flexible, and affordable tools for detecting transport stream issues. Featuring a unique compact and lightweight design, the powerful analyzers can be used anywhere to ensure a superior quality of service.

On display will be Blonder Tongue’s BTPRO-7000S, a tablet-based test signal analyzer that helps operators analyze and log HD/SD QPSK/8PSK satellite, 8VSB, QAM, and analog television or radio signals in real time. The BTPRO-7000S offers a broad frequency range of 4 to 2250 MHz, making it suitable for multiple applications, including TV, CATV, radio, and satellite.

Blonder Tongue will also demonstrate the MTSA-PRO MPEG transport stream analysis device, which enables system engineers to monitor and control all aspects of RF and IP video streams within a network. Using the MTSA-PRO, operators can measure QAM, IP, and ASI signals, as well as play out saved transport stream files, in order to troubleshoot problems from outside sources.

Company Overview:
Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE MKT:BDR) together with R.L. Drake Holdings, LLC — its wholly owned subsidiary — offer customers more than 130 years of combined engineering and manufacturing excellence with solid histories of delivering reliable, quality products. As a leader in the field of cable television communications, the Company provides system operators and integrators serving the cable, broadcast, satellite, IPTV, institutional, and professional video markets with comprehensive solutions for the provision of content contribution, distribution, and video delivery to homes and businesses. The Company designs, manufactures, sells, and supports an equipment portfolio of standard- and high-definition digital video solutions, as well as core analog video and high-speed data solutions for distribution over coax, fiber, and IP networks. Additional information on the Company and its products can be found at www.blondertongue.com and www.rldrake.com.

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