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Digital Media Pioneer, Fairlight, Debuts FPGA-Accelerater Media Production

Delivering 8.5 GFLOPS from a single PCIe, device and reducing power consumption from 600 watts to 12 watts;

Digital technologist finds vast interest and appeal for technology designed initially for movie production.

SYDNEY AUSTRALIA, November 6, 2007 — In an introduction that is already transforming the media production business and has the potential to radically alter the environmental impact and overall efficiency of general, enterprise and personal computing, professional AV technology firm, Fairlight, has introduced the new FPGA-powered CC-1 media production engine. With virtually unlimited scalability starting with 8.5 GFLOPS of processing power- from a single PCIe card, the new technology reduces power consumption from 600 to 12 watts and a 98% reduction in heat generated! CC-1 simultaneously establishes a new benchmark for lowering system latency whilst at the same time delivers increased audio and video resolution. more

Medialon Announces Distribution Deal In Spain With Ibercomm-Tec SL

MEDIALON, leading manufacturer for Show and Media Control solutions, and IBERCOMM-TEC SL, leading distribution company in Spain for professional AV technologies are pleased to announce their partnership.

IBERCOMM-TEC is now officially the exclusive distributor for MEDIALON Show Control products and services, in SPAIN. more

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RIEDEL COMMUNICATIONS FLIES HIGH WITH RED BULL AIR RACE WORLD SERIES

For the fourth year in a row, Riedel Communications is soaring as the official global supplier of the Red Bull Air Race World Series. Riedel, the leading manufacturer of intercom systems and one of the world‘s biggest rental services for wireless and wired communications solutions, is at the forefront of the event providing the entire communications solutions, integrating both wireless and wired digital intercom systems. Additionally, Riedel is supplying the wireless video links for the race planes‘ onboard cameras enabling stunning pictures to be delivered from the pilots‘ perspectives. more

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CHRISTIE APPOINTS GEORGE D. SCHECKEL, JR.

New Position Addresses Christie‘s Rapidly Expanding Global Presence

CYPRESS, CA – (October 31, 2007) – Christie, a global leader in visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of George D. Scheckel, Jr. to the position of Director, International Business Development for the Entertainment Solutions business division. The new position is part of a corporate expansion strategy to capitalize on the company‘s international and domestic growth in Digital Cinema. Scheckel will guide and influence business development efforts, identify new market opportunities for Digital Cinema and build deeper relationships with industry stakeholders in the exhibition and content distribution communities. more

Prism Sound Reduces its Carbon Footprint Via The Internet

Prism Sound is reducing its carbon footprint by using Netviewer web seminar software to demonstrate and support its test and measurement products on-line.

One of the first customers to benefit from Prism Sound‘s investment in Net Viewer is Tata Sky, a company that is set to revolutionize television viewing in India through its superior digital quality picture and sound. more

Broadcast Networks Appoints Chris King

After successfully completing a two-year Broadcast Engineering course at Ravensbourne College, Chris King was given the chance to put theory into practice when UK Systems Integration specialist Broadcast Networks employed him as a Systems Engineer.

Over the summer, King has worked on a number of projects for Broadcast Networks, including the installation of a new Network Operations Centre at Chellomedia in Amsterdam and a new television studio in Berlin for Bloomberg TV. more

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White Mark Completes Its 100th Audio Post Room In Soho

Acoustic and technical design company White Mark Ltd is celebrating its 10th anniversary by completing its 100th audio post production control room in London‘s Soho.

By the end of November, Envy‘s Studio D will be open for business. The studio, which is the sixth audio room at the White Mark designed six floor complex north of Oxford Street, is configured to work in surround sound with a separate booth for voice over contributions. It complements the full range of suites originally built into the complex, which range from the two track laying rooms to the Dolby licensed Studio A. All are equipped with White Mark woven screens chosen for their acoustic transparency and full surround monitor systems by Exigy. more

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Major Chicago Newspaper Uses Canon U.S.A.‘s XH A1 HD Camcorder to Capture Multimedia News

Look carefully. The picture that appears on the front page of tomorrow‘s Chicago Tribune may not be a “photograph” at all. It might be a frame-grab from a high-definition digital video camcorder. Either way, readers will not be able to tell the difference, and there is no reason they should need to. A great, high-quality picture has value because of its content, not because of the camera that captured it. As valuable as that image may be, however, imagine how much more impact it can have when it is not only seen in print but also displayed as part of a motion-video sequence on that newspaper‘s Web site.
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CANON U.S.A. EXPANDS ITS LCD PROJECTOR LINE WITH TWO NEW PROJECTORS

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 30, 2007 — Canon U.S.A., Inc. has expanded its line of LCD Projectors with two new XGA-resolution models, both of which offer a wealth of advanced features designed to benefit their respective markets. The new high-performance Canon LV-7585 Multimedia Projector, designed for the installation market, is a large-venue model engineered for use in lecture halls, college auditoriums, houses of worship, museums, indoor shopping centers, corporate office lobbies and similar environments. Featuring 6500 ANSI Lumens of brightness, a contrast ratio of 1600:1, auto-winding filter system, numerous installer-friendly innovations and a standard 1.3x Genuine Canon Optical zoom lens (or a choice of four different optional high-quality interchangeable lenses), the Canon LV-7585 Multimedia Projector is an exceptionally impressive performer.

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Panamax‘s MFP-400 for HD Flat-Panel Displays Honored With 2007 CustomRetailer Exc!te Award

PETALUMA, Calif. — Oct. 30, 2007 — Panamax/Furman Sound, a world-leading provider of AC power management solutions, today announced that its MFP-400 has been honored with a CustomRetailer Exc!te Award. As a home theater system component, the MFP-400 supplies clean, noise-free power to high-definition (HD) flat-panel displays for enhanced image and sound quality while protecting the system from damaging over/undervoltages. The award was presented at CEDIA EXPO 2007 in Denver on Sept. 6. more

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