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Extron Dual Link DVI Fiber Optic Extender Now Shipping

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the DDX 102 Dual Link DVI Fiber Optic Extender, an efficient transmitter and receiver set for long haul delivery of DVI signals over fiber optic cabling. It uses all digital technology to deliver perfect pixel-for-pixel transmission of video images up to 2560×1600, including HDTV 1080p/60. The extender delivers dual link DVI-D signals up to 500 meters (1,640 feet) over two multimode cables or single link DVI signals over one fiber optic cable. The capabilities and compact size of the DDX 102 make this fiber optic extender ideal for sending high resolution DVI content in a wide variety of applications. more

Extron Introduces Cable Cubby Enclosures for TouchLink Installations

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of two new Cable Cubby® models designed to complement the look of TouchLink™ TLP 350CV and TLP 710CV touchpanels. The Extron TLE 350 and TLE 710 are durable, furniture-mountable metal housings for AV, data, and power connections. The enclosures’ dimensions are identical to those of the TLP 350CV and TLP 710CV Cable Cubby TouchLink Touchpanels, creating an elegant, uniform installation when paired with these touchpanels in the same table. When not being used, cables can be stored out of sight while remaining connected to the system, offering a discreet way to access cables and connection points as they are needed. The TLE 350 offers nine AAP openings and the TLE 710 offers eleven. These openings can be populated with a combination of Extron AAP modules and Extron Retractors. Both can be mounted securely into a tabletop, lectern, or other flat surface and are available in black anodized or brushed aluminum finishes. AC power modules are available for the US, Europe, and other major world markets. more

KanexPro Introduces Mini Audio Amplifier with Mic Mixer

KanexPro the leading A/V Connectivity solutions provider is proud to introduce the Mini Audio Amplifier is a quarter-rack width digital amplifier (Class D) with equalizer control and Mic mixer. It’s a simple yet powerful device delivering 2×20 Watts@4Ohm default output with built-in volume/ bass feature. It also supports dual mono-output with 2 stereo audio selectable inputs. The Microphone mixer includes independent volume control with balance switching. Supports balanced/ unbalanced signals.

This Mini Audio Amplifier is mainly used during lectures, house of worship centers and various musical events where mic mixing together with equalizing audio is critical.
Mini Class D audio amplifier

Features:

• Fast switching audio amplifier
• 2×20 Watt@4Ohm as the default amplifier output
• Bridge connection supported by switching the amplifier to be 1x40Watt@8Ohm
• Supports Dual-mono output
• Built-in Microphone mixer (separately controllable)
• Line audio output, with volume controllable.
• MIC input supports 48V phantom power
• MIC port with balanced switching suppress
• Supports balanced/ unbalanced signals
• Supports Ducking power technology
• Ultra low inrush current
• Two stereo audio inputs, switchable by button, remote or RS232.
• Volume/Bass/Treble controllable by buttons or RS232
• Optional control by IR remote
• Convection cooled, antistatic case design
• LED indicator, for power and operating status
• IR remote (optional) not included
• Internal Universal power adaptable (100-240 volt AC, 50/60Hz)

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.

Sohonet Puts Lantana Campus in Fast Lane for Connectivity

Turnkey Production Platform Combines Creative Workspace with High-Performance Data Services

(SANTA MONICA, CA) Lantana, one of Los Angeles’ most prestigious properties for leasing creative office space, has joined forces with Sohonet, the global expert in connectivity and data management, to create an infrastructure that supports the professional content creation community. Lantana chose Sohonet to retrofit their Santa Monica campus, giving tenants easy access to networking solutions that are customizable to their creative needs. The campus-wide implementation has now been completed, positioning Lantana as a unique real estate hub for feature film and television production companies.

The expansion creates an ideal environment for clients who work around the clock and have dynamic needs. Lantana and Sohonet have designed a scenario where a full range of highly secure connectivity solutions can be initiated within just an hour, or even in minutes, and services can be scaled up and down throughout the duration of a project.

Harrison Marks, Visual Effects Coordinator for The Bourne Legacy and a number of high-profile studio projects, moved operations on the feature film from New York to Los Angeles in the thick of the project’s demanding schedule. Marks notes, “Sohonet kept us up and running in the midst of everything, and there was a lot going on. The availability of production-ready, creative workspace at Lantana powered by Sohonet is amazing for projects like The Bourne Legacy. I believe that during the entire transition, we were down less than one hour. Their support helped us keep our editors and production humming continuously, and deliver on schedule.”

Lantana is home to a number of media companies, and their security and bandwidth demands are increasing exponentially. Rebecca Hamilton, General Manager of Lantana, says, “Lantana’s clients are working with some of the world’s most valuable and sensitive content, moving bigger and bigger files farther and faster. Our clients face complex working requirements that call for tightly integrating data services with creative workspace into a turnkey production services offering. We knew that we needed an easy and secure way for them to keep them functioning on many levels, and a long-term solution for our campus.”

From internet services through high-volume data transfer services across its private media network, Sohonet supports the entire range of worldwide networking needs at Lantana. “Working with Lantana, we were able to put a turnkey solution in place that’s flexible and matches production needs and timescales,” explains Sohonet’s Joseph Ramsey, VP of Sales and Marketing for North America. “Our services are built around the demands of media clients, which gave Lantana the infrastructure they needed so creative teams can work without restrictions.”

The upgrade was significant in terms of planning and execution. “Sohonet is simply the best at what they do,” adds Hamilton. “They understand the way that our tenants work and they carefully managed every step of the implementation. I could not have asked for a smoother or more successful outcome.”

Dave Scammell, Sohonet’s CEO, says, “We are delighted to have been part of this collaboration with Lantana. We both have a deep understanding of the demands of this industry, and worked to optimize this location for their needs and their clients’ needs, effectively providing the best technology and expertise available to them.”

The Lantana media campus is comprised of four, distinct buildings on 12 acres, offering over 200,000 square feet of space. As part of the building modernization process, Sohonet successfully transitioned over 40 tenants, with unlimited capacity for adding long- and short-term clientele.

About Sohonet
Sohonet is the only global expert in connectivity and data management services for the media and entertainment industry. With over 15 years of experience, Sohonet offers an extensive range of solutions backed by unrivalled technical support to enable clients to manage and transfer valuable and critical content quickly, securely and effectively. Our Sohonet Media Network is the largest and most established private, high-performance network for the media industry connecting the leading studios, production and post-production facilities across the globe. For more information, visit www.sohonet.com.

About Lantana
Lantana is one of Los Angeles’ most prestigious properties for leasing creative office space. The Lantana campus is comprised of four, distinct buildings on 12 acres. With easy access to major freeways and the beautiful Santa Monica coastline, the Lantana Campus is a premier location for entertainment companies interested in working on the Westside. Tenants include such distinguished companies as IMAX, Dick Clark Productions, Todd-AO and BermanBraun. Lantana Center has been the home to film and TV production along with writers, directors, producers, editor and sound designers since it was reconfigured for entertainment tenancy in the 1980s. The building underwent a complete renovation in 2006. Today, the two-story Lantana Center offers over 200,000 square feet of rentable, dog-friendly space for short or long-term leases. The building features newly renovated lobbies, eight colorful garden courtyards, a gourmet restaurant (Stefan’s LA Farm), conference rooms, valet parking, 24-hour on-site security, and a supportive staff that caters to the individual needs of each tenant. For more information, visit www.lantanasantamonica.com.

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WATCHOUT greets visitors to Alexandria Center for Life Science, NYC

Colossal kinetic art display wows sciences and technology’s elite

Dataton WATCHOUT™ multi-image presentation software has been used by esteemed Niles Creative Group for a colossal 50 by 5 feet high digital video display in the foyer of The Alexandria Center for Life Science, an international hub for collaboration and innovation located the heart of New York City.

“Niles Creative Group were sought out by Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc to design a colossal kinetic art display that creates a spectacular and unexpected visual experience in the guest lobby,” says David Niles. “We designed the content delivery system and its respective technology to mirror the innovation in science and talent that the center provides.”

The impressive display is made up of 34 seamless LCD panels with content managed by Dataton WATCHOUT and servers supplied by Show Sage. Show control for the system is performed by Medialon.

“Since installation, the intuitive display has worked very well. We’ve designed the system so that it can turn itself on and off and it even changes and selects its own video content. Our expert engineers sometimes log in remotely to change content and even the client is using the system with a custom designed touchscreen interface to add local or staff information on to the WATCHOUT timeline if needed.” The actual marble wall that exists in the lobby was duplicated for the screen, so that when the display is in its passive mode it naturally blends into its surrounding environment. The overall content for the screen is abstract and artistic style and thematically centers on the “life sciences. All content was designed and created by Niles Creative Group.

“To manage the content, we’re using the conditional layer feature of WATCHOUT which allows content on different layers on the timeline to be switched on and off,” adds Niles. “WATCHOUT is packed full of features for multi-image display production and Niles Creative Group really knows how to use its full potential. The Alexandria Center is no exception,” says Fredrik Svahnberg, Marketing Director at Dataton.
Jim Testa, President of Show Sage, the WATCHOUT Premium Partner in North America, adds, “Show Sage were on hand to provide Niles Creative with the expert local back up and support for this project and I’m pleased to say that the system has worked very well since installation, which is true testament to the flexibility and reliability of WATCHOUT.”

The Alexandria Center for Life Science – New York City is designed to foster unique and innovative collaborations among New York’s world-renowned academic and medical institutions, preeminent scientific talent, top-tier investment capital, and the broad and diverse commercial life science industry and to speed the translation of promising new life science discoveries “from bench to bedside.” It is New York’s first and only premier life science park in New York City and addresses New York’s need for state-of-the-art commercial laboratory space, allowing the city to capitalize on its unparalleled top-tier science, talent and capital.

Image credit: The Alexandria Center for Life Science, Niles Creative Group.


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Aker Solutions uses projectiondesign for iPort simulation centre


Industry-leading oil and gas industry visualization benefits from 3D projection

Aker Solutions’ iPort in Stavanger, Norway, is an integrated operations centre for the offshore industry. It offers 3D simulators and other visualisation technology for drilling, topside, subsea and down-hole operations, with five main areas offering different simulator setups – each one using projectors from Norway’s projectiondesign.

Employing over 18,000 people worldwide, Aker Solutions is a leading global services company that provides engineering services, technologies, products and field-life solutions for the oil and gas industry.

“The iPort simulators show virtual images of real offshore constructions and environments,” explains Marita Mæland, Sales and Marketing Co-Ordinator for the iPort. “Each offshore installation is meticulously copied and re-created as a virtual asset in a simulated environment. We then use these ‘virtual versions’ of real installations for testing, design and staff training purposes, to optimise operational processes and procedures, and to fine-tune equipment performance and drilling sequences.”

“The beauty of the iPort simulators is that all this development work takes place ‘off the critical line’ – in other words, the work is done without affecting the day-to-day operation of the real-world installations.

“Having access to complex information in the form of 3D simulated images simplifies project planning and execution, clarifies communications and reduces risk and cost for our customers. “

The result of years of detailed programming by Aker Solutions’ software development teams in Norway, Russia and Ukraine, the simulators used at iPort offer a unique approach that satisfies the needs of a wide range of clients. The iPort centre continues to be upgraded and is one of several such centres operated by Aker Solutions globally, all of which use projectiondesign.

Anders Løkke, Director of International Marketing, projectiondesign, comments: “Aker Solutions has a long tradition of industrial innovation and we are delighted that our projection technology forms a part of the cutting-edge work they are doing in increasing operational efficiency in the oil and gas industries.

“Wherever they have been used, our 3D projection solutions offer industry-leading levels of accuracy and reliability, providing a rapid return on investment not only for the companies that operate these simulators, but for their own customers as well.”

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Extron Introduces the New Retractor XL

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the new Retractor XL Extended Length Cable Retraction System for Cable Cubby® Enclosures. The Retractor XL provides for cable extension up to five feet (1.5 meters) and is available in versions to support most AV and data signal types including VGA, Network, PC Audio, USB, DisplayPort, or HDMI. The Extron Retractor Series, introduced in 2009, is also available for applications where cable extension of 3 feet (90 cm) is appropriate. more

The RapcoHorizon Company Rips Up the Stage and Raffles Off an i-JAM at Warped Tour 2012

Phoenix-Based blessthefall Rocks with RapcoHorizon Microphone, Instrument and Patch Cables, in addition to the i-JAM 3-n-1 Smartphone Interface

ST. LOUIS, MO, JULY 12, 2012 ― The RapcoHorizon Company (Summer NAMM 2012, Booth 411), a leading manufacturer of audio/video interfacing and cable equipment, is jamming with blessthefall on the Monster Energy Stage at Warped Tour 2012. With five shows per week at tour stops throughout the United States and Canada, from June 16 to August 5, the Phoenix-based band is putting the RapcoHorizon microphone, instrument and patch cables to the extreme touring test. Additionally, Eric Lambert, the band’s stage-right guitarist, relies on the company’s i-JAM 3-n-1 Smartphone Interface during every performance. The band, one of the RapcoHorizon endorsed artists, also raffled off one i-JAM at the St. Louis tour stop. Blessthefall fan, Clint Bowman, went home a winner.

Similar to the company’s i-BLOX, the i-JAM 3-n-1 serves as an audio interface that connects an instrument to iPhone applications. During warm ups, Lambert utilizes the unit’s built-in amplifier to render the amplification of his guitar without additional equipment. Whenever applicable, he can also use the unit to create recordings of his performances. “I love how convenient the i-JAM is,” says Lambert. “I can keep it in my rack and pull it out right before we go on to start warming up.”

In addition to Lambert’s use of the i-JAM, the five members of the band rely on RapcoHorizon RoadHog cables each night. Despite being used non-stop during the five weekly performances of the Warped tour, the RapcoHorizon cables have yet to hit their limit. “The RapcoHorizon Company produces great-quality gear that makes it possible for us to perform without any worries,” states Lambert. “It’s also great to have access to a company that is such an avid supporter of local musicians.”

blessthefall is an American post-hardcore band from Phoenix, currently signed to Fearless Records. Founded in 2003 by guitarist Mike Frisby, drummer Matt Traynor and bassist Jared Warth, the band was formed during high school practice sessions. Today, blessthefall consists of five members, including Lambert, Traynor and Warth. Other members are front-man Beau Bokan and Elliott Gruenberg, who recently replaced Frisby on guitar. The band’s third studio album, Awakening, was released in October 2011.

The Warped Tour is a music and extreme sports festival, sponsored by skateboard shoe manufacturer Vans, with stops throughout all of North America. Created in 1994 by Kevin Lyman, the tour began as a showcase for punk rock music, but has more recently favored a diversity of genres. To add to the complicated audio requirements, each stop of the tour is held in parking lots and fields, where stages and other structures must be built each time.

The RapcoHorizon Company, located in Jackson, Missouri, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of audio, video, home theater, data and telecommunications cable in both bulk wire and assemblies. Used worldwide by concert touring sound companies, video and sound contractors, recording studios, system integrators, audiophiles and musicians, The RapcoHorizon Company’s products provide optimal flexibility and premium performance. The company’s state-of-the-art Custom Shop can modify existing products or build new devices to meet any need. For more information, please visit The RapcoHorizon Company’s Web site at www.rapcohorizon.com.

French Broadcast Leader TF1 Chooses Chyron for Branding of LCI News Channel

LONDON — July 11, 2012 — France’s number one broadcaster, TF1, has installed Chyron’s Ticker Tool — a solution driven by Chyron’s Channel Box² graphics branding and promo technology — to provide channel branding for LCI, the network’s popular 24-hour news channel. At LCI, the newly developed Ticker Tool drives creation of all channel brand elements including clock, logos, and tickers for weather, stocks, and news headlines.

“We needed a significant upgrade to our graphics presentations in order to stay competitive in our market,” said Olivier Tremon, head of internal production at TF1. “The Chyron solution has proven to be an excellent choice at LCI, providing state-of-the-art channel branding and animation capabilities as well as up-to-the-minute ticker information that our operators can easily manage and modify.”

The Chyron Ticker Tool offers a user-friendly interface for LCI to generate tickers and populate them with rolling content from third-party data sources for weather, stock prices, sports results, and other current and rapidly changing information. For stories automatically built and updated from external data sources, such as stock market data, the Ticker Tool provides spellchecking, cut-and-paste from third-party applications, and the ability to edit stories and modify layouts in a word-processing environment. Bin-and-sequence windows enable operators to build and reorder sequences simply by dragging and dropping them from the bin, a time-saving capability especially useful when inserting breaking news information.

“TF1 is a household name in France and one of the most influential broadcasters in Europe, so we were honored when the network chose Chyron to provide channel branding for the popular LCI news channel,” said Paul Glasgow, vice president of EMEA sales at Chyron.

Chyron dealer MagicHour provided support for the implementation of the Ticker Tool and Channel Box² solution installed in the main TF1 broadcasting facility in Paris.

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About TF1 and LCI
With an average market share of 24%, TF1 is France’s most popular domestic television network and the most viewed channel in Europe. The channel is part of the TF1 Group of mass media companies, which also includes the news channel LCI and Eurosport, the largest European sports network. TF1 launched LCI in 1994 to provide 24-hour national and global news coverage. For more information, visit www.lci.tf1.fr.

About Chyron
Chyron (NASDAQ: CHYR) is a leading provider of Graphics as a Service for on-air and digital video applications including newsrooms, studios, sports broadcasting facilities, and corporate video environments. An Emmy(R) Award-winning company whose products have defined the world of digital and broadcast graphics, Chyron’s graphics solutions include the Axis World Graphics online content creation software and order management system, on-air graphics systems, clip servers, channel branding, and graphics asset management solutions, all of which may be incorporated into the company’s BlueNet(TM) end-to-end graphics workflow. More information about Chyron products and services is available on the company websites: www.chyron.com and www.axisgraphics.tv. The company’s investor relations information is at www.chyron.com via the “Investors” link.

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The RapcoHorizon Company Provides Reliable Audio for Cain’s Ballroom

TULSA, OK, JUNE 13, 2012 – The RapcoHorizon Company (InfoComm 2012, Booth C11619), a leading manufacturer of audio/video interfacing and cable equipment, has been chosen as the exclusive snake and cable provider for Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After a 20-year relationship with RapcoHorizon, Cain’s recently selected a custom rack-mount Venue splitter snake, Concert Series sub snakes and RoadHog microphone and monitor cables to provide the ultimate in sound quality for the 1,700-person-capacity venue.

Ranked by CNN as one of the “Top 10 Fabulous U.S. Music Venues,” Cain’s Ballroom began its musical history as a ballroom dance venue in the 1930s. Today, it is primarily utilized as a concert hall, hosting as many as 20 performances each month. With concerts by artists in a myriad of genres—from rock and country to heavy metal—the venue relies on its RapcoHorizon gear for flexibility and durability.

“With so many different types of musicians using the gear, our cables take a lot of abuse,” says Russell Law, III, house engineer for Cain’s Ballroom. “I really like the jackets on the XLRs – they’re reliable and that’s the main goal I was looking to achieve.”

The RapcoHorizon RoadHog XLR cables in use at Cain’s offer a unique design for the working musician, as their rugged construction does not sacrifice sound quality. The outer jackets are made of durable yet flexible PVC. The cables’ pure copper conductors and shields provide a superior sound and reliable operation, night after night. With as many as 12 mixes during any given show, Law relies on the RapcoHorizon cables to send audio to the monitors, which ensures clarity of tone. Law relies on the Extras are kept on hooks backstage, in case the setup calls for additional cables. The RoadHog microphone cables run audio to the various Shure and Sennheiser microphones. All of the RoadHog cables guarantee a clear, crisp tone in a rugged casing.

Given the abundance of RapcoHorizon cables in use, Law relies on RapcoHorizon’s custom rack-mount Venue splitter snake and Concert Series sub snakes to ensure a neat, organized stage. RapcoHorizon’s Venue Series, the company’s highest quality product, offers the best construction of cable and premium connectors. The Concert Series is a premium quality product line, which provides a unique construction of cables and connectors manufactured with pure copper conductors and braided shields, coupled with top-brand connectors. All custom RapcoHorizon snakes are hand soldered and individually tested to ensure performance, frequency response and durability.

“The wide variety of RapcoHorizon equipment being used ensures that musicians at Cain’s Ballroom are afforded dependable performance and resilience during every show,” says Lucas McCulley, marketing and artist relations at RapcoHorizon.

Built in 1924 by Tulsa entrepreneur Tate Brady, Cain’s Ballroom transitioned from a garage to a dime-a-dance joint and dance academy started by Madison W. “Daddy” Cain in 1930. The building was sold and refurbished in 1976 before reopening with the current name, Cain’s Ballroom. Since then, the venue has become well known for being one of the top performance venues in the world—having earned distinctions not only from CNN but also by Yahoo as one of “10 Great Places to See a Show.” Pollstar also ranked the venue as number 26 worldwide for ticket sales at club venues. Some notable artists who have graced the stage at Cain’s Ballroom include Snoop Dogg, The Band Perry, Matisyahu, Switchfoot, Flogging Molly, Coheed and Cambria, Smashing Pumpkins and Sugar Ray. Grammy-winning artist Bon Iver performed at the venue on June 2, 2012.

The RapcoHorizon Company, located in Jackson, Missouri, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of audio, video, home theatre, data and telecommunications cable in both bulk wire and assemblies. Used worldwide by concert touring sound companies, video and sound contractors, recording studios, system integrators, audiophiles and musicians, The RapcoHorizon Company’s products provide optimal flexibility and premium performance. The company’s state-of-the-art Custom Shop can modify existing products or build new devices to meet any need. For more information, please visit The RapcoHorizon Company’s Web site at www.rapcohorizon.com.

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