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Atlona Technologies Showcases Competitive Edge in Audio Visual Technologies as a CE Pro BEST Awards Finalist

August 27th, 2009 — Atlona Technologies has proven its place as a stand out company within the AV industry with production of its AT-HDAiR and AT-PROHD88M-SR, creating a buzz that has earned them a spot as finalists in the 2009 CE Pro BEST Awards.

The CE Pro BEST (Best Electronic Systems Technologies) Awards are making their debut this fall at the annual reputable CEDIA tradeshow, presenting honors to the top products in 38 categories with one overall winner. CE Pro is largely recognized as a leading publication for the custom electronics industry and a highly reliable authority on such technology. Atlona is facing rivals from an initial pool of 77 different companies with over 100 products creating a very competitive contest.

Atlona’s competing products include the AT-HDAiR, a wireless USB to HDMI or VGA converter that transmits HD video from one’s laptop or computer to an HD more

Wohler Ships 3G 16-Channel Audio Monitors With OLED Screen Technology

HAYWARD, Calif. — Aug. 25, 2009 — Wohler Technologies Inc. today announced that the company’s AMP1-16-3G and Dolby® E-capable and Dolby Digital Plus ready AMP1-E16-3G 16-channel multirate audio monitors, equipped with OLED (organic light emitting diode) screen technology, are now shipping. With a straightforward control interface and the same look and feel made popular by Wohler’s acclaimed AMP2-16-3G 16-channel audio monitor, these monitoring systems offer ease-of-operation that simplifies the most complex multichannel and surround applications. With superior screen performance and 3G support, AMP1-16-3G and AMP1-E16-3G are smart, forward-looking additions to any fixed or mobile broadcast facility. more

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RidgeLogic Offers Resellers Free Webinar Detailing How to Get Started in Digital Signage Market

RidgeLogic Development, a software developer that creates multimedia presentation solutions to meet the communication and entertainment needs of home users and businesses, is hosting two Webinars in September to educate resellers about the fast growing digital signage market.

The 40 minute Webinar provides resellers an introduction to the digital signage industry and topics covered include:
• Sizing the market opportunity
• Step-by-step guide detailing how to get started
• Review of the primary solution components
• Reference guide detailing industry resources

“Resellers want to get into the digital signage market but struggle with the commitment it takes to move into a new technology area,? says Jack Boyczuk, president of RidgeLogic. “Our ‘how to get started’ Webinars provide the practical information resellers need to actually get into the market by breaking down the startup process into understandable pieces. It also helps motivate resellers when they begin more

ADVANCED MEDIA DESIGN DISTRIBUTING AETHRA VIDEOCONFERENCING PRODUCTS IN NORTH AMERICA

ADVANCED MEDIA DESIGN DISTRIBUTING AETHRA VIDEOCONFERENCING PRODUCTS IN NORTH AMERICA

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. – August 26, 2009 – Advanced Media Design (AMD), developer of the award-winning AV-over-IP collaboration technology MediaPOINTE®, is announcing an exclusive value added distribution relationship with Aethra, a global leader in videoconferencing solutions.

Advanced Media Design now distributes the entire Aethra video communication suite of products, including the high definition range: Athena, the rollabout system unique for its original modular and customizable features; Electra, the rollabout for telepresence; and the new 1080p Xtreme X3 set-top, as well as the popular Maia XC Top videophone, a truly innovative all-in-one solution created expressly by Aethra for SOHO and small and medium-sized businesses, that offers professional video communications, IP telephony, Internet and email access, Instant Messaging and photo image management.

“Although not as well known in the United States as it is in other parts of more

MANUFACTURERS SPONSOR WORSHIP ARTS TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT

MUSKEGON, MI─ For the second year, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. along with Shure, Yamaha Corporation of America, and Martin Professional will offer product training to all church technicians and musicians seeking the finest in-depth technology training available in the areas of audio, musicianship, lighting, recording, and media presentation. The Worship Arts Technology Summit (WATS) will be held September 14 – 16, 2009 in Muskegon, Michigan at one of the most beautiful Christian conference centers in the nation – The Maranatha Bible and Missionary Conference Center, a sprawling campus on the sparkling shores of Lake Michigan.

Summit Sponsor pro audio experts will be on hand along with leading worship musicians and world-class sound and lighting professionals. In-depth three-day tracks will include Audio, Musician, Lighting and Media. All skill levels are welcome as the training will be presented in structured technology tracks, allowing attendees to begin with the basics more

TV Magic and Bexel Announce New Business Alliance

SAN DIEGO — Aug. 25, 2009 — Broadcast systems integrator TV Magic and broadcast equipment rental firm Bexel Broadcast Services have finalized an agreement by which the two companies will collaborate on jointly developed system integration projects. The new business alliance will give both parties powerful new resources for building their brands, enhancing their services, and further extending their market presence. more

Canadian Television Station TFO Employs Studer Vista 5 For Live Production

For the past two years, French-language Canadian educational public television network TFO has relied on a Studer Vista 5 console for its live production needs. TFO is a one-studio shop, with all of its productions coming from the same control room, producing children’s programming, teen programming and news-style shows. In 2007, TFO embarked on an initiative to run autonomously from TVOntario. Conveniently, this decision coincided with TFO’s preparation for digital and HD broadcast, with the goal of functioning completely tapeless. With a new location, new studio, new control rooms and edit suites, the need for new (digital) equipment was apparent.

As a member of the committee called upon to select a console for the new studio, Andy Gargul of TFO had a laundry list of criteria. “We really wanted to stay away from any console that was heavily ‘menu-driven’ or had master soft knobs in one area for more

Premier Mounts Launches Premier Power™ Line of Motorized Mounts

Premier Power™ Line

ANAHEIM, CALIF. (August 24, 2009) – Continuing to deliver on its commitment to provide innovative mounting solutions that address both integrator and end-user requirements, Premier Mounts (www.mounts.com) has launched the Premier Power™ Line of motorized mounts.

Introduced at 2009 CEDIA (booth #1642), the Premier Power™ Line is the result of a collaboration between Premier Mounts and United Kingdom-based, Future Automation (www.futureautomation.co.uk) to bring the North American market a broad line of “best in breed? motorized mounting systems for flat-panel displays and projectors. more

Belgium’s Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc Builds Live Surgical Teaching System on HaiVision HD Encoding Solution

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Aug. 24, 2009 — HaiVision Network Video today announced that its hai1020™ series network video systems, equipped with the company’s low-latency MAKO-HD™ H.264 codec, are being used by Belgium’s Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc to enable live transmission of video and medical imaging from the operating room to a conference room on the opposite side of the hospital campus. The hai1020 systems installed at the Louvain-en-Woluwe campus near Brussels support bi-directional delivery of HD video with latency under 70 milliseconds, enabling visiting surgeons to interact with doctors in the operating room as they demonstrate surgical techniques. more

DK-Technologies Helps UK Broadcaster Industry Meet BCAP’s Loudness Guidelines

C4, RedBee and Grand Central Studios are among a growing number of broadcast and post production facilities that are choosing DK-Technologies’ Loudness software to evaluate audio levels on commercials and idents in line with the latest recommendations from the Broadcast Committee on Advertising Standards (BCAP).

BCAP’s guidelines, which were published last year, advise broadcasters to look at the audio levels on commercials and idents following audience complaraja-sehgal-of-grand-central-with-dk-loudness-metering-compressed.jpgints that they are often too loud. BCAP recommends the use of loudness meters that incorporate International Telecommunications Union (ITU) specified algorithms BS.1770 and BS.1771 to measure loudness – something that traditional PPM and VU meters are incapable of doing.

At a recent briefing held at Grand Central Studios in London, 30 members of the UK Screen Association heard how C4, its sister channels and channels such as Dave, Bravo, Living and Virgin 1 that more

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