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SONY UPDATES PCS-XG80 1080I HIGH-DEFINITION VIDEOCONFERENCING SYSTEM WITH NEW VERSION

Sony PCS-XG80 1080i high-definition videoconferencing systemPARK RIDGE, N.J., March 12, 2009 – Sony Electronics’ industry-first 1080i high-definition videoconferencing technology, the PCS-XG80 system, will feature enhanced functions and capabilities with the release of version 2.03, planned for availability later this month.
New features will include compatibility with the MPEG-4-AAC-LD and MPEG4-AAC- LC audio formats and HD video transmission capabilities at narrow bandwidths (768Kbps) and in unstable public IP network or ISDN environments.
“Users now have the flexibility of selecting HD or mixed-format audio environments, with higher levels of capacity and scalability,? said Aleta Moeller, marketing manager for Sony Electronics’ IPELA® videoconferencing group. “Users can communicate with a much greater number of endpoints with CD-quality audio, and can connect with both synchronous and more

BIG BUSINESS DIGITAL SIGNAGE ON A SMALL BUSINESS BUDGET

SEATTLE, WA – In today’s competitive business world, it is more important than ever to search out ways to stand out amongst competition, particularly for small businesses. That Photo Shoppe, a small retailer located in Anacortes, Washington, utilized .advancedMethod’s express digital signage system during a recent town event to do just that.

That Photo Shoppe is located in picturesque Anacortes, often called the “crown jewel? of the famed San Juan Islands. A small town retailer, That Photo Shoppe specializes in digital photography, fine art printing, print restoration, and custom photo gifts. more

RTcom USA Introduces DVI and HDMI Fiber Optic Extender Solutions for HD Transmission Over Long Distances

SPARTA, N.J. ― March 12, 2009 ― RTcom USA Inc., a provider of digital connectivity solutions for professional and consumer A/V systems, today announced new revolutionary fiber optic cable systems for the extension of HD audio and video signals. With modules for both Digital Video Interface (DVI) and High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI), the new fiber optic cable systems give users the ability to place HD display devices up to an astounding 3,280 feet away from A/V sources, delivering signals without any degradation in picture quality. more

La Jolla Playhouse Mixes Effectively With A Soundcraft Vi6™ Digital Console

La Jolla Playhouse selected a Soundcraft Vi6™ digital mixing for “Peter and the Starcatchers,? a new play presented by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theater at La Jolla Playhouse. The show is based on the best-selling book of the same name, written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. more

Soundcraft Studer Provides Outstanding Audio Support To The Kennedy Center In Washington D.C.

The John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts has recently upgraded its already superior audio system with the installation of Soundcraft and Studer digital mixing consoles into nine of its performance spaces. Equipping one of the worlds most prestigious and respected performing arts centers with new technologies is not an easy task, especially when considering the legacy system was of the highest standards, but three Soundcraft Vi6,™ one Soundcraft Vi4™ and a Studer® Vista 5 are up to the challenge. more

Crestron DigitalMedia Now Available

Crestron DM Provides the Only Control and Distribution Solution for the Digital Age

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, March 11, 2009 — Crestron has released and is shipping its revolutionary new DigitalMedia™ product line, the only complete, integrated solution that manages, controls and distributes all analog and uncompressed digital content over twisted pair or fiber. The core of a Crestron DigitalMedia (DM) system consists of matrix switchers, repeaters and receivers. Flexible and modular, DM matrix switchers accept every type of signal and transmit them long distance as digital DM signals. Exclusive built-in QuickSwitch HD™ technology pre-authorizes HDCP keys and maintains a constant handshake for fast, uninterrupted HD switching. At the end points, DM receivers output HDMI and control to the display. Crestron DigitalMedia is the only solution that answers the challenges of tomorrow – today. more

Smart Block AV from Calypso Systems Reduces Wasted Energy in K-12 Classrooms

sb_av-small.jpgWOODBURY, MN, March 11, 2009 — As the march of instructional technology continues into the K-12 classroom, implementing better strategies and tools to manage operating costs has become a top priority for many school districts. To help reduce energy use costs from instructional technology devices, multimedia control solution manufacturer Calypso Systems has introduced the Smart Block AV, an affordable power management tool for K-12 classrooms.
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RTcom USA Releases Dynamic Family of Robust DVI and HDMI Digital Matrix Routers

SPARTA, N.J. ― March 10, 2009 ― RTcom USA Inc., a provider of digital connectivity solutions for professional and consumer A/V systems, today expanded its Digital Extender line of DVI and HDMI matrix routers with the introduction of six robust new models. The HS-44M, HS-66M, and HS-88M High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) matrix routers feature 4-in-4-out, 6-in-6-out, and 8-in-8-out ports, respectively. Also new from RTcom USA is the DS-44HM, DS-66HM, and DS-88HM high-performance Digital Video Interface (DVI) routers with 4-in-4-out, 6-in-6-out, and 8-in-8-out ports, respectively. All six new matrix routers offer full HDCP (High bandwidth Digital Content Protection) compliance, giving users the ability to transmit HD audio and video signals simultaneously to as many as eight displays. more

BTX Selected as U.S. Distributor for Dataprobe’s iBoot and iBootBar Remote Reboot and Power Management Solutions

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. ― March 10, 2009 ― BTX Technologies today announced that it has partnered with Dataprobe, an innovator of system disaster prevention, disaster recovery, and remote site management technologies, as U.S. A/V and broadcast market distributor for the company’s iBoot and iBootBar. Under the agreement, BTX will provide sales and support for the remote reboot and power management solutions as Dataprobe extends its market presence in the A/V and broadcast industries. more

Superpowered Anthem Statement D2v Now Shipping

Anthem D2vMore connections, better A/V processing and support for the latest audio formats make version two of the acclaimed preamplifier/processor an A/V-phile’s dream.

Toronto, Ontario – March 9, 2009 – Anthem, a leading manufacturer of high-end electronics for music, home theater and distributed audio systems, announces the availability of version two of its award-winning Statement D2 audio/video processor. The next-generation model enhances the unparalleled performance features found in its first iteration with significant upgrades. more

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