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Rugged and Reliable Canon XF305 Professional HD Camcorders Document the Dangerous World of Coal Miners for a Reality TV Series

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Strong men and powerful machines burrow 1,000 feet into the side of a West Virginia mountain, creating a passageway just 48 inches high amid damp and dusty darkness and the ever-present danger of cave-ins and other mishaps. It’s the world of Coal, a reality series from Original Productions, and the challenge of capturing its daily drama for a major cable network required the outstanding HD performance and rugged build quality of XF305 professional HD camcorders from Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging. Co-Executive Producer and former U.S. Marine Eric Lange had used other HD camcorder brands on other shows, but says the Canon XF305 was the right choice for this tough assignment.

“Many of our shooters use Canon digital SLR cameras and lenses, which provide unbelievable quality,? Lange explained. “Our past experience with Canon equipment gave us the more

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British Airways approves projectiondesign® FL32 ReaLED™ projector for use in Level D full-flight simulation.

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British Airways approves projectiondesign® FL32 ReaLED™ projector for use in Level D full-flight simulation.

ReaLED technology passes the most stringent aviation industry tests ‘with flying colours’

In one of the most exciting and prestigious applications of LED technology to date, and after successfully completing a rigorous trial period, the FL32 solid-state ReaLED™ DLP® projector from projectiondesign® has been approved for use in Level D full-flight simulators by British Airways.

The airline took delivery of three FL32’s in May of this year after it was recommended by its systems integration partner RSI Visual Systems. Michael Freeman, managing director of RSI takes up the story:

“BA had been using LCoS projectors for showing what we call ‘Out The Window’ (OTW) content in its full-flight simulators. We were tasked with finding an alternative projector and then integrating it into the existing more

KanexPro Introduces Cube Up™ 4×1 HDMI Switcher with 2D to 3D Converter

Cube Up™ 4×1 HDMI Switcher with 2D to 3D Converter

An all-in-one solution designed to switch four HDMI sources such as a Blu-ray player, satellite box, game console or a media PC to your HD display and subsequently convert the content from your 2D sources to 3D for viewing it on 3D enabled TVs and 3D based DLP projectors and monitors. This HD switcher features real-time hardware conversion of 2D content to 3D during playback.

It provisions full 3D (all formats) such as side-by-side, top-by-bottom, 3D frame-packing & 3D page-flip with HD 1080p and multi-channel audio. The CubeUp is fully compliant with HDCP, EDID and CEC. The built-in scaler provides up scaling of DVD quality video to full HD 1080p resolution, supporting color depth to 12-bits per more

Technology Rental Company HD House Stays the Course After Theft of $255,000 of Equipment Thanks to Specialized Insurance from Take1

SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA, August 30, 2011 – Sometimes when a company does everything right, following all the correct protocols and procedures and taking all the necessary precautions, unforeseen situations still arise. For Miami-based HD House (http://www.thehdhouse.com), a rental company that specializes in very high-end HD film production equipment, this was a hard lesson to learn—but thankfully one with a happy ending. In January of 2011, HD House experienced a rental company’s worst nightmare: a new customer, whom they fully vetted and researched, stole $255,000 worth of their equipment in a single day.

“We checked his background, ran a credit check, read through the company’s entire Web site, and we even called the company’s insurer to confirm they held an active policy,? said Tony Perez, CEO of HD House. “We’re in the business of loaning top-of-the-line cameras, lenses, computers and accessories that can be worth up to hundreds of thousands more

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Technomad Schedulon Feeds Audio to Cowboys Stadium Perimeter

Schedulon delivers event information to fans as they enter the stadium based on user-defined, automatic playout schedules

BOSTON, September 7, 2011 – The game of football is all about timing. From running a slant pattern on offense, breaking up the pass on defense, or booting the extra point through the uprights, precise execution is essential to success.

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Photo credit to Ralph Cole Photography/Courtesy DCFC

The Technomad Schedulon audio playback and recording system is all about precision, giving facility operators, PA engineers and other users the freedom of scheduling automatic playback of audio files down to the second, while maintaining a high level of manual control. The Schedulon is also a reliable message repeater, playing back audio messages on a schedule created by the operator.

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HARMAN’s Studer Announces First Order For The New OnAir 1500 Production and On-Air Console Ahead of Launch at IBC

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ALGIERS, Algeria – The Algerian National Radio has awarded a contract to Studer distributor DECIBEL SA for the supply and installation of a new radio centre at the ‘Palais des Nations’ Conference Centre near Algiers.

The new centre will include four Studios and the new Studer OnAir 1500 has been chosen as the ideal solution combining a full set of features at a budget price point. According to Jean-Pascal Ruch, General Manager of Decibel SA, “The OnAir 1500 is ideally positioned for projects for which neither the budget nor the customer’s needs would justify the installation of a larger desk such as the OnAir 2500. The OnAir 1500 has been designed for easy integration without compromising on features.”

The OnAir 1500 will be shown for the first time at IBC. Designed as a flexible solution for radio broadcasting and more

Barix IP Audio Solution Delivers Retail Radio Program to 300 Penny Market Italy Stores

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, September 6, 2011Barix announces a major in-store media win that encompasses the rollout of an IP audio system to 300 retail stores in Italy to enhance the shopper experience.

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Penny Market Italy, a leading discount chain in Italy, is delivering music, advertisements and unique national-scale promotions to all 300 stores through “Penny FM,? a live audio program stream that acts as a branded retail radio station. Barix Audio over IP solutions support reliable distribution of the stream to the individual stores, which is broadcast in real time.

“Penny FM adds a touch of personality to the shopping experience through dedicated programs tailored to the customer,? said Mirko De Dominicis, Network and Security Manager, Penny Market Italy. “The Barix IP audio solution improves the image of our stores and makes a more

Digital Rapids’ Advanced Multi-Screen Encoding Solutions Power IBC TV News Web and Mobile Content

Digital Rapids LogoSeptember 2, 2011 — Passfield, UK: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, movie and Web content to wider audiences — announced today that IBC TV News, the official news channel of the IBC conference and exhibition, will again use Digital Rapids’ versatile multi-format encoding systems to transform content for the IBC TV News website and mobile distribution. In addition to on-demand Web and mobile clips, IBC TV News will also feature live streaming of news updates on the Web. A new ‘daily download’ service will also allow IBC attendees to download the latest IBC TV News show at WiFi hotspots within the convention centre.

“IBC TV News is an important part of the IBC experience, showcasing key news for attendees while bringing the highlights and atmosphere of the show to viewers all over the world who are unable to attend in person,” said Clive Vickery, Managing Director, EMEA and Asia at Digital Rapids. “We’re pleased to be working with the IBC TV News team once again to bring their content to their viewers with exceptional quality.” more

Alliance Redwoods Conference Grounds Deploys One-Of-A-Kind Portable Audio System With HARMAN JBL VERTEC® Loudspeakers and Crown Amplifiers

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NORTHRIDGE, California – Alliance Redwoods Conference Grounds is a Christian retreat, conference center and summer camp located in the northern California’s Sonoma County redwoods. Since 1946 they have been providing families, churches and schools with recreational camp and other activities. Alliance Redwoods Conference Grounds has recently undergone major renovations to its facilities, including revamping a gymnasium to double as a music venue with the installation of a unique, custom JBL VERTEC® line array system that can be quickly set up and removed as needed.

“In recent years Alliance Redwoods has been upgrading the camp’s technology and infrastructure to revitalize it almost beyond recognition,? said Greg Adams of Sound Expressions, systems integrators in Santa Rosa, California. “A need had arisen to create a larger music venue, and management decided the existing gymnasium should be adapted to create a functional live music space.?
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projectiondesign® appoints Jens Heymans as Country Manager, Germany, Austria & Switzerland

projectiondesign® appoints Jens Heymans as Country Manager, Germany, Austria & Switzerland

projectiondesign® appoints Jens Heymans as Country Manager, Germany, Austria & Switzerland

Fresh approach to dedicated partner support, growth and presence in region

The latest step in projectiondesign®’s global growth strategy with a specific focus on partner support is the appointment of Jens Heymans to the position of Country Manager, Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH).

Heymans has already assumed his position working to develop and implement a strategic growth strategy encompassing all business development as well as increased partner relationships in Germany. During late 2011 and 2012 Heymans will be integral in setting up a projectiondesign German office as well as to implement increased business in Austria and Switzerland. This includes the investment in local business development, marketing and technical support functions and personnel.

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