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ihiji Launches New Features, Delivers UK’s Most Complete Remote Network Management Solution

New remote network management features from ihiji enable European integrators and technology professionals to remotely detect, diagnose, and resolve network issues without rolling a truck 

 

AUSTIN, TX, USA (ISE 2015 stand #10-N114) – FEB. 10, 2015 -  ihiji, a global leader in remote network management solutions, is excited to introduce the addition of new features and UK-compatible appliances to its award-winning network management solution at the upcoming Integrated Systems Europe 2015 (ISE), being held February 10-12 at the RAI in Amsterdam, NL. The new enhancements are designed to make implementing the ihiji invision platform IHI-APP-500-UK_4more convenient, efficient, and powerful than ever.

 

A longstanding leader in the category and the only zero-maintenance, cloud-based system on the market, ihiji invision is the industry’s most complete solution for remotely monitoring, servicing, and maintaining client networks and connected devices—effectively and securely—24/7/365. Simple and cost-effective to deploy, ihiji’s remote network management solutions are designed for the Custom Install, Audio-Visual, and Information Technology markets.

 

“Over the years, ihiji dealers have helped develop the product into what it is today; the industry’s most capable, effective and efficient remote network management solution,” says Stuart Rench, CEO. “By incorporating insight and advice from the field we are constantly improving the solution to best fit the needs of the global integration community, bringing needed functionality to market in a fraction of the time it would normally take.”

 

During ISE, ihiji will showcase its unrivaled ihiji invision remote network management solution and demonstrate the benefits of incorporating remote network management into integrated systems, citing real-world examples of successful implementations. ihiji will also introduce two new remote network management appliances specifically designed for the UK and compatible markets—the INV-APP-500-UK and INV-APP-1100-UK—and announce its new UK distribution partnership with Habitech, which provides regional training, shipments, and support for dealers in the UK.

 

At ISE, ihiji will also be highlighting three of its newest features, including:

 

Notification Zen – Time Based Buffering for Notifications

ihiji invision’s new Notification Zen reduces redundant communication by minimizing the number of email messages sent to contacts when devices report as down, but quickly recover. Events that occur during the set Notification Zen window are always captured for reporting purposes.

 

Network Scan Monitoring Device Tracking 

ihiji recently added Network Scan capability to invision’s repertoire, and now, it’s easier than ever to covert a newly discovered device found during a network scan process into an actively managed device. A simple change, but gives the technology professional an easy way to manage what was added.

 

Scheduled Actions

ihiji’s new Scheduled Actions feature provides the ability to run commands at a specified time. For example, a technician can schedule the system to power cycle a Wireless Access Point every Friday at 3 a.m. or reset a cable modem every month. The schedule can be configured to execute daily, weekly, monthly or annually, and is especially useful for devices that regularly lock up and require a reboot.

 

Co-exhibiting with Control4 in stand #10-N114, ihiji will showcase the new ihiji invision appliances along with other new advancements while demonstrating the benefits of incorporating remote network management into integrated systems. New distribution partner Habitech will also offer ihiji invision training Tuesday & Wednesday during ISE 2015, from 12:45 – 1:45 in Elicium Hall 12, with lunch included for those in attendance

 

Interested parties are encouraged to visit ihiji at Integrated Systems Europe 2015 (ISE) at the Amsterdam RAI, NL in stand #10-N114. Alternatively, more information or a demonstration of the award winning ihiji invision solution can be requested by calling +1-512-538-0520 or emailing info@ihiji.com.

 

About ihiji

ihiji is the only zero-maintenance cloud-based remote network management solution for IT Professionals and Technology Integrators. The award-winning ihiji invision solution is easy to set up, uses a low-cost, palm-sized appliance as the only onsite hardware, and gives service providers a centralized web-based dashboard with visibility into multiple client networks at once. ihiji’s customers become more efficient and proactive, eliminate up to 90% of service calls, and become more valuable to their clients, while increasing recurring revenue and protecting profits. A global solution provider, the privately held company is based in Austin, Texas. To learn more, visit www.ihiji.com or on twitter @ihiji.

 

ihiji Media contact

Katye (McGregor) Bennett | KMB Communications, Inc. | +1(406) 446-1283 | Katye@kmbcomm.com | www.kmbcomm.com/press | @katyemcgregor

 

 

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Torus Power Showcasing Premier Toroidal Isolation Power Conditioning Products at Integrated Systems Europe 2015

Integration professionals and end users observe significant AV system performance improvements when implementing Torus Power products 

 

TORONTO, ON, CANADA (ISE 2015 Stand #5-R128) – FEB. 10, 2015 – Torus Power, a subsidiary of Plitron Manufacturing and maker of uncompromising, clean, toroidal isolation power conditioning components, will showcase its lineup for international audiences at Integrated Systems Europe 2015. Torus Power’s toroidal isolation power conditioners are used in high-performance residential and commercial applications and have been found to significantly improve the quality and performance of electronic systems installations large and small. Providing a proprietary and highly compelling offering TorusAVR2CE-300dpiwith a collective feature set available only in the TorusPower lineup, Integrators touring ISE should take time to view the Torus Power products on display in the AV EMEA stand 5-R128.

 

Components connected to the Torus Power products are protected from damaging electrical events, and are fed a consistent supply of isolated, clean, and robust power, which enables optimal performance. Torus Power products are available with International outlets for use in Continental Europe, UK, Asia, and Australia and can be configured with North American outlets. The lineup meets both IEC and Neutrik standards, and shelf, rack and wall mount configurations are available throughout the line for added versatility and most models can be custom specified to perfectly suit nearly any application.

 

Torus Power products to be featured at ISE 2015 include:

 

The TOT Series

The Torus Power TOT Series—offered in two configurations, the TOT Mini (3 Amp and 7 Amp models available) and the TOT Max (15 Amp model available)—expands the Torus Power lineup to include value-driven models that deliver highly effective power conditioning in a compact chassis. Employing parent-company Plitron’s toroidal isolation transformers and NBT noise filtering technology, the TOT Series restores incoming power to a clean state and protects valuable systems from surges. TOT also provides very low source impedance to connected devices, enabling high current delivery—up to the rated current limit—on an instantaneous basis; ensuring dynamic components are consistently delivered the power the need to perform at the highest possible level. TOT Mini is suitable for providing Torus isolated power to components such as projectors, flat panels, powered speakers, media or source players, processors, and network devices. TOT Max features a larger capacity toroidal transformer and can be used with most audio systems and mid-power amplifiers.

 

The AVR2 Series

Utilizing Plitron’s toroidal isolation transformers to provide high instantaneous power and protect connected equipment from electrical fluctuations and surges, Torus Power’s AVR2 power conditioning series is designed for large-scale custom installations such as studios, home theatres, critical listening environments, and other high performance applications. The AVR2 Series boasts isolation from the main electrical grid, two levels of surge suppression, and features enhanced Ethernet (IP) control and monitoring functionality in addition to automatic voltage regulation and remote reboots, automated scheduling options, and individually addressable outlet zones (up to 5 individual zones in 15 Amp and 20 Amp models, and up to 8 individual zones in 60 and 100 Amp models). Wall mounted versions allow for greater flexibility in projects with dedicated wiring.

 

The RM Series

The RM Series is Torus Power’s original line of toroidal isolation power conditioners have been delivering clean, isolated power to residential and commercial installations for years. Highly versatile, the RM Series is designed for applications ranging from simple front-end systems to complex custom installations. Available in 5 Amp to 100 Amp configurations for use around the world, models within the line can be ordered with either 220V or 240V Input and Output Voltage; with five or eight outlets; and as 3U to 4U chassis sizes to accommodate shelf, rack or wall mount applications. RM20 has been consistently top-rated by leading audiophile magazines. Smaller RM10 or RM15 models are often selected for mid-size systems, while RM5 can be dedicated to front-end components, media servers, and more. Larger models—rated 60 Amp and 100 Amp—provide ample, isolated power to accommodate high-end, high performance systems.

 

Torus Power is a Crestron Integrated Partner and also a member of Savant’s Partner in Excellence Program, which enables seamless integration across platforms. More information about Torus Power can be obtained by visiting www.toruspower.com, calling (800) 754-8766, writing to tech@toruspower.com, and by following @TorusPower on twitter.

 

Attendees of ISE 2015 are encouraged to visit Torus Power in the AV EMEA stand #5-R128 to learn more about the company’s performance-enhancing product lineup. Media tours can be scheduled through Torus Power’s PR firm KMB Communications, by emailing katye@kmbcomm.com or calling (406) 446-1283.

 

About Torus Power

Toroidal isolation power conditioners by Torus Power are the world’s finest clean power source for audio, video, and control systems. Dramatically increasing performance levels of connected AV components from video displays to speakers, Torus Power Conditioners utilize Plitron Manufacturing’s patented NBT technologies and toroidal isolation transformers to eliminate virtually all power-line noise artifacts and protect equipment from potentially damaging AC power line events, while increasing system reliability and extending product life, by establishing clean incoming power from which connected components can draw upon and use. Thereby providing high levels of clean, instantaneous current, Torus Power products ensure that dynamic components—such as high performance amplifiers—are never starved for power.

 

Plitron Manufacturing precision-engineered products are a sought-after supplier of toroidal transformers and toroidal-based products for leading AV amplifier brands—as well as medical, broadcast, telecommunications, computer, power conditioning, UPS, energy, and more. Torus Power is manufactured to rigorous standards under Plitron’s ISO 9001 medical-level quality-control system in Toronto, Canada. Learn more by visiting www.toruspower.com and by following @TorusPower on Twitter.

 

Torus Power media contact 

Katye (McGregor) Bennett | KMB Communications, Inc. |+1 (425) 328-8640 | katye@kmbcomm.com | @katyemcgregor | www.kmbcomm.com/press

 

 

 

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ATK Audiotek Provides Championship Sound at Super Bowl XLIX with HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC® Line Array Loudspeakers

1/29/2015 - Superbowl CentralGLENDALE, Arizona – In one of the most exciting Super Bowls in history, ATK Audiotek once again provided sound reinforcement for Super Bowl XLIX, which took place at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. ATK Audiotek deployed its custom-designed, cart-based audio system, equipped with HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC® line array loudspeakers, for the game’s halftime show and pregame performances of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “America the Beautiful.”

Super Bowl XLIX was broadcast by NBC and was seen by an average of 114.4 million viewers, making it the most-watched program in American television history. The halftime show featured pop star Katy Perry, while Idina Menzel performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” and John Legend performed “America the Beautiful.”

For the event, ATK Audiotek provided 18 carts, each loaded with four VERTEC large-format line array loudspeakers and two VERTEC dual 18” subwoofers.

“We rely on JBL for the Super Bowl because it is a tried-and-true solution,” noted Kirk Powell, Engineer in Charge for ATK Audiotek. “VERTEC provides very predictable results even when we are in challenging environments and [FOH engineer] Pat Baltzell is comfortable with the system.”

Because of the inclement weather in Glendale in the days leading up to the Super Bowl, the roof on the University of Phoenix Stadium remained closed, which made rehearsals a challenge since the roof on game day was open, leading to different acoustical conditions. At the end of the day, the reliability of the VERTEC loudspeakers enabled ATK Audiotek to provide an unforgettable experience for the crowd of more than 70,000.

“For a decade and a half, ATK has relied on JBL VERTEC to power the Super Bowl, and once again the system performed as expected and sounded great,” Powell concluded.

For more information on ATK Audiotek, please visit www.atkaudiotek.com

Photo Credit: Super Bowl 50 Host Committee

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® , Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 17,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended December 31, 2014.

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DVEO Takes Over Sales and Tech Support for RealNetworks Helix Broadcaster Products

San Diego, California — February 9, 2015 — DVEO, the broadcast division of Computer Modules, Inc. (CMI), has announced an agreement with RealNetworks Inc. to take over sales and technical support for RealNetworks’ discontinued Helix Broadcaster line of streaming encoder appliances. Former RealNetworks customers can purchase DVEO’s comparable products — the MultiStreamer, MPEG Gearbox, and Brutus families of real time encoders, streamers, and transcoders. These products map 100% to the RealNetworks Helix Broadcaster product line.

“IPTV operators, telcos, mobile operators, broadcasters, and Over The Top (OTT) video providers who had chosen RealNetworks will be happy to know that we offer encoders and transcoders in all major video formats, and in several different system configurations,” stated Laszlo Zoltan, Vice President of DVEO. “Plus, we will add some very useful new upgrades in the coming months.”

DVEO will also take over tech support for Helix Broadcaster. Existing RealNetworks customers will continue to receive support services through the term of their contracts.

“DVEO is absolutely the best qualified company to manage tech support for the Helix Broadcaster product family,” said Philip Rutledge, Philip Rutledge, VP-Helix, RealNetworks. “This agreement represents a win-win for our customers. They can still purchase similar systems, plus they receive expert assistance for the Helix Broadcaster products they already own.”

For customers seeking an alternative to RealNetworks’ discontinued Helix Universal Server, DVEO recommends their new multichannel live and VOD media distribution server – the Atlas Media Server.

The system ingests MPEG-2, H.264, and/or H.265/HEVC live streams over IP, then “grooms” the streams by adding wrappers such as MPEG-DASH, HLS, or RTMP, plus subtitles for closed captions or multiple languages. It outputs the live streams and simultaneously stores the streams as VOD files. The Atlas Media Server is available in three different sizes.

Atlas Media Server, Brutus, DVEO, MPEG Gearbox, and MultiStreamer are trademarks of Computer Modules, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

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Suggested Retail Prices:
Atlas Media Server — Small, 1RU: $6,595 U.S.
Atlas Media Server — Medium, 1RU: $9,995 U.S.
Atlas Media Server — Large, 3RU: $19,995 U.S.
Brutus V IP/IP Telco: $33,995 U.S.
MPEG Gearbox II IP/IP: $16,995 U.S.
MultiStreamer DIG/IP: $3,995 U.S.

About CMI and DVEO
CMI, founded in 1982, is a privately held company headquartered in San Diego, California. DVEO, the Broadcast Division of Computer Modules, Inc., sells digital video and high definition television (HDTV) products to the top television broadcast companies throughout the world.

For more information on CMI and DVEO, please contact Rebecca Gray at +1 (858) 613-1818 or rebecca@dveo.com. To download DVEO’s press releases and product images, visit the news section at www.dveo.com.

DVEO, 11409 West Bernardo Court, San Diego, California, 92127
Web: www.dveo.com phone: +1 (858) 613-1818, fax: +1 (858) 613-1815

About RealNetworks
RealNetworks creates innovative applications and services that make it easy to connect with and enjoy digital media. RealNetworks invented the streaming media category in 1995 and continues to connect consumers with their digital media both directly and through partners, aiming to support every network, device, media type and social network.

For more information visit: www.realnetworks.com/about-us.

Matrox C420 Video Card for Multi-display Digital Signage and Control Rooms Now Shipping

Low-profile, fanless, quad-head PCI-Express card provides the professional-grade performance and reliability systems integrators need in multi-screen applications

 
Matrox® Graphics today announced that Matrox C420 low-profile, quad-output PCI Express® graphics cards are now available worldwide. Engineered for stability, reliability and advanced multi-display capabilities, C420 delivers the features systems integrators require when designing small-form-factor (SFF) systems and digital signage player PCs for applications such as public information displays, video walls and multi-display operator workstations in process control, transportation and security control rooms. Matrox C-Series™, which also includes the six-output C680 card, is currently being validated by control room and digital signage solution providers worldwide including Scala.

 
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“Scala is very excited to be working with the new C-series graphics cards from Matrox. Initial test results are very good, and we expect these cards to pass full testing. These cards enable high performance multi-output displays. Matrox C680 can drive six displays per card, and using framelock we can use two cards to obtain twelve full-HD displays fully synchronized,” said Harry Horn, Vice President Marketing, Global at Scala. “Matrox’s dedication to professional markets means our customers benefit from features such as EDID management, secure Mini DisplayPort connectors, and easy bezel compensation. Scala has been working with Matrox successfully for many years we and look forward to joint high quality multi-screen projects that will surely follow.”

 
C420 is fanless for enhanced reliability and silent operation. Its low-profile design and low power consumption make it the perfect fit for SFF, desktops and embedded systems. It drives up to four displays or projectors at resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 per output and two C420 cards together can drive eight displays from a single system. Secure Mini DisplayPort connectivity prevents loose cabling and 2GB of on-board memory ensures smooth video playback and graphics performance. C420 is compatible with Microsoft® Windows® 7, 8.1 and Linux® operating systems and offers DirectX® 11.2, OpenGL® 4.4 compliance. The cards come bundled with Matrox PowerDesk™ for Windows desktop management software.

 
Matrox PowerDesk lets users easily configure and manage multi-display setups giving professionals a comprehensive set of tools to control a variety of display configurations including stretched or independent desktops, clone mode, pivot, bezel management, and edge overlap. Matrox advanced desktop management features also let users determine where and how program windows are displayed on the desktop — a productivity tool designed to enhance multi-display experiences.

 
“Matrox is renowned for giving professional users and systems integrators the premium technical assistance, long product life cycles and easy-to-use PowerDesk desktop management software they need to maximize ROI,” said Caroline Injoyan, Business Development Manager at Matrox Graphics Inc. “C-Series builds on that tradition while offering our customers higher performance and higher display density solutions.”

 
Matrox C420 quad-output cards and the C680 single-slot, six-output cards are available worldwide. C-Series can be seen in action at upcoming tradeshows including ISE (Amsterdam, Feb. 10–12, Matrox stand 11-F68 and Scala stand 8-F195) and DSE (Las Vegas, Mar.11–12, booth 1645). For more information contact Matrox Graphics.

 
About Matrox Graphics Inc.
Matrox Graphics is a global manufacturer of reliable, high-quality ASICs, boards, appliances, and software. Backed by in-house design expertise and dedicated customer support, Matrox products deliver stellar capture, extension, distribution, and display. Engineering high-quality products since 1976, Matrox technology is trusted by professionals and partners worldwide. Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit www.matrox.com/graphics.

Severtson Screens Names Rita Catuzzi Production Manager

Mesa, Arizona, Feb. 9, 2015 – Severtson Screens (www.severtsonscreens.com), a global leader in innovative and quality projection screens for the cinema, commercial, pro AV, and home theater markets, has announced that it has named Rita Catuzzi as facilities production manager, effective immediately.Severtson Screens - Rita Catuzzi production manager

“As we continued to grow in both the cinema and home theater markets, we needed a production manager that could handle the task,” explained Toby Severtson, president and CEO of Severtson Corp. “Rita is responsible for all projection screen production, including our new and immensely popular folded SēVision 3D GX line of cinema projection screens and our new TAT-4K Titanium Acoustically-Transparent line of home theater screens. She’ll manage the production staff and everything associated with that duty, including inventory, process control, optimization, and organization. Rita has a great resume in the world of manufacturing management, so we’re glad to have her on board.”

For the past 35 years, Catuzzi has worked on assembly lines as well as in production management. “Organization, attention to detail, and on-time delivery are my main focuses,” said Catuzzi. “Severtson is a great place to work and builds a great product. I’m excited to be a part of the team.”

Approaching its 30th anniversary in 2016, Severtson Corporation continues to be a global leader in innovation and quality. During the company’s nearly three decades in business, the Severtson family has accrued extensive experience manufacturing countless small home theater screens and large cinema screens. Severtson Corporation has the expertise to meet the needs of the professional and consumer AV markets for both indoor and outdoor applications. With its three Arizona-based production facilities and its state-of-the-art robotic application system, Severtson has significant production capabilities and an unusually wide array of screens. The large number of screen sizes available can accommodate massive movie theaters, comfortable home theaters, and everything in between.

For more information, please visit www.severtsonscreens.com, call 480-610-5155, or email sales@severtsonscreens.com.

About Severtson Screens
Mesa, Ariz.-based Severtson Screens, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011, is an award-winning global leader in innovative and quality projection screens in the home theater, pro AV, and cinema markets. Its low rejection rate coupled with the high quality of all its products has made Severtson Corporation the industry standard for quality and customer service worldwide. From its unlikely origins in the family kitchen to today’s three modern production facilities, Severtson Corporation has remained committed to the principles of innovation and uncompromising quality that have made them who they are today.

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D-Tools Announces Exciting New Products, Partnerships, and Updates at ISE 2015, Enhancing its Powerful Productivity-Boosting Software and Making Domestic and International Integrators More Efficient

D-Tools debuts SI 2015 to international market; demos time-saving iPad Mobile Quote app; and announces a host of new strategic partnerships, all of which combine to give D-Tools users more tools and resources than ever before 

 

CONCORD, CA, USA (ISE 2015 Stand #1-P58) – Feb. 9, 2015 — D-Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, is thrilled to bring the international market some of its latest innovations, including its newest version of the award-winning System Integrator™ Software, SI 2015; live demos of its iPad Mobile Quote app; and exciting new partnership announcements recently announced with SpringDeckSupplyStream, and others. All these combine to make the D-Tools software platform even more useful to integrators, allowing them to in turn be more productive and efficient, thus enhancing their bottom DTools_ Logo_Stackedlines.

 

“We encourage both D-Tools users and non-users alike to come by our stand at ISE, learn about our recent innovations, and see firsthand how they can automate business practices, eliminate redundancies, and become more streamlined with our offerings,” says Adam Stone, President and Founder of D-Tools. “To see SI 2015 and our Mobile Quote app in action is to understand the incredible functionality and the tools that the integrator has at his or her fingertips. It really can make a huge difference to the way an integrator does business as well as the profits they realize as a result.” 

 

D-Tools SI 2015 Software Platform Launches Internationally 

ISE attendees will have the opportunity to see the latest advancements to D-Tools award-winning System Integrator™ Software Platform—SI 2015—which was previewed in September for the US market during CEDIA EXPO. The latest iteration of the platform (available in February) features several new updates, including integration with QuickBooks and other accounting software, which allows integrators to track inventory and order status, sync vendors, and more. SI 2015’s new Mobile Workflow and Installation Management capabilities are also brand-new, letting users track the status of install tasks from a smartphone or tablet and send/receive device-level notifications. Users can schedule installs and make updates to a centralized calendar, then broadcast those appointments and changes out to their team in real-time, while changes automatically synchronize back with the SI 2015 platform. Highly effective AutoCAD (including AutoCAD 2015) and Visio-based drawings provide clearer and more concise communications between team members and consultants for more effective project management. In all, SI 2015 makes it faster and easier than ever to perform key functions of an integrator’s business from estimation to system design to project management.

 

D-Tools Mobile Quote App Now Available 

D-Tools’ Mobile Quote iOS app has been acclaimed as one of the most compelling new features of the D-Tools’ System Integrator platform. Now, that same functionality is available through SI 2015. A workflow-enhancing application, Mobile Quote represents a fantastic opportunity for systems integrators to work with clients in the field to secure an accurate and immediately deliverable system design quote­­—before the client has time to second guess the decision or find alternative resources. That same quote can then be emailed to the client and imported back into the full desktop version of D-Tools for integration into the project. D-Tools Mobile Quote seamlessly extends the workflow from the office to the field and back, maximizing efficiencies and enhancing the customer experience.

 

D-Tools’ Strategic Partnerships Deliver 360-View into Sales Pipeline, Provide Robust Analytics to Partners, and Support Business Process Automation

SpringDeck, an innovative new app-based sales-presentation tool, and D-Tools have strategically partnered to offer manufacturers and dealers the unprecedented ability to seamlessly move through the entire sales process—from initial sales presentation to final installation—with unprecedented visibility into pipeline activity and success rates. Users of both systems will reap the added benefit of robust analytics that will ultimately illustrate how, what, where, and why products are being presented, specified, and installed.

 

This complementary new partnership helps those in the electronic systems integration community—systems integrators, designers, consultants, tech managers, and manufacturers—streamline operations, standardize processes, and reduce redundancies. By coupling SpringDeck’s comprehensive app-based connection tool that brings together products, sales teams, and potential clients with D-Tools’ data-driven software platform, users of both systems will be able to seamlessly execute the entire sales process from the initial sales presentation via SpringDeck, to the estimation, design, project and installation management via D-Tools.

 

SupplyStream Partnership Streamlines Product Data Management
SupplyStream, the leading web-based product catalog and industry purchasing platform also formed a strategic partnership with D-Tools that will establish new standards for product specification gathering, categorization, management, and publishing to help streamline data management for manufacturers, distributors, and integrators of audio video systems. One of the primary goals for the D-Tools and SupplyStream partnership is to establish a set of standards that can be used by both industry manufacturers and the dealers and integrators who ultimately utilize this information to specify, purchase, and resell products to their clients. It’s a win-win for D-Tools users and the manufacturers they are specifying.

Enhanced Data Library
Finally, as part of a new website structure, users of D-Tools now have access to a New Data Library that provides valuable integrated analytics and communication systems for manufacturers and the D-Tools user community from within the D-Tools System Integrator software environment. Enabling more timely manufacturer pricing updates, special offers, and other relevant information, the library was designed to create branding opportunities for D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) Program partners, making their information more visible through the DTConnect feature. Not only does this attract authorized users to MVP brands, it also facilitates additional sales and outreach opportunities for manufacturers participating in the MVP program.

 

About D-Tools, Inc.
D-Tools, founded in 1998 and based in Concord, California, is a worldwide leader in accessible, highly accurate system design and documentation software platform. The company’s flagship product, System Integrator™ (SI), is a robust solution that utilizes Autodesk® AutoCAD and Microsoft® Visio to facilitate comprehensive system design, documentation and project management. D-Tools enables residential and commercial integrators to streamline business processes and increase revenues while reducing the time and cost associated with the installation and integration of low-voltage electronic systems. More than 4,500 leading companies currently use the award-winning D-Tools platform to reduce time, costs and to streamline the system integration process. Product updates and related information can be obtained by following D-Tools on Twitter and on Facebook.

 

Learn more about the D-Tools MVP Program, D-Tools System Integrator, or the undeniable benefits of using a streamlined system design, proposal, and estimation software platform at www.d-tools.com, (866) 386-6571 ext. 1, or e-mail info@d-tools.com or mvp@d-tools.com

 

Press Contacts  
Tim Bigoness, D-Tools, Inc., (925) 270-4102timb@d-tools.comwww.d-tools.com

 

Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications, Inc., (425) 328-8640katye@kmbcomm.comwww.kmbcomm.com@KMB_Comm

 

MVP Contact 
Josh Carlson, D-Tools, Inc., (925) 270-4105joshc@d-tools.com

 

Images

Accompanying images for use in publication can be downloaded from these links:

Link to D-Tools logos

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Link to New Data Library images

Link to Mobile Quote iPad App images 

 

 

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Integrated Systems Europe 2015 Abounds with Stewart Filmscreen® High Performance Projection Screens: Attendees Invited to Visit These Stands for Some of the Best Images and Acoustics on the Show Floor

With screens sprinkled across the show floor in stands like Barco, Vivitek, Christie, Steinway Lyngdorf, ISF and THX, Stewart Filmscreen® is used ubiquitously for top-notch image quality to demonstrate products to the best of their capabilities 

 

TORRANCE, CA, USA (ISE 2015 Stand #1-F50) – Feb. 9, 2015 — Stewart Filmscreen®—Academy Award® winning manufacturer of projection screens and specialty optical coatings—will showcase a slew of high-performance, 4K+ screen materials at Integrated Systems Europe 2015 in its own stand, and is being used to optimize image quality from top projector manufacturers plus speaker and audio engineering companies, proving that when the job calls for the best possible image quality and/or acoustic transparency, Stewart Filmscreen is the partner of choice. modern interior

 

“We are honored to be consistently selected as the screen of choice for demonstrations, trainings, and product showcases by many best-in-class brands from across the AV industry,” says Grant Stewart, President and CEO of Stewart Filmscreen. “At ISE 2015, THX, for example, will be using two of our brand new Stewart Tela 80 acoustically transparent woven fabric screens for its trainings, while ISF will use a StudioTek 130 screen for its trainings. This illustrates Stewart’s status as the industry standard for both acoustics and video quality, and we feel like that is something to brag about.”

 

The exciting new screen systems and materials on display at Stewart’s own booth include the company’s new LuminEsse™ ‘edgeless’ fixed frame front projection screen system, AeroView 70 rear projection screen showing edge-blending capabilities, and the new Iten fixed height, variable width masking system that incorporates Stewart’s first woven screen material—Tela™ 80. These three displays will be paired with state-of-the-art projectors from Digital Projection, Christie, and Sony respectively. Stewart has also partnered with DigiLED to present its new Para Hi Trans 300, an LED diffusion screen technology that creates film-like images from direct LED video wall modules.

 

In addition to these top-notch displays at the Stewart Filmscreen booth, ISE show attendees can find breathtaking displays featuring Stewart screens at the following locations:

 

  • Christie Digital (stand 1-H50) — StarGlas 60 Rear Projection Screen – image size 2054 x 3654 mm
  • Vivitek (stand 4-R65) — SnoMatte 100 Front-Projection Screen – image size 1700 x 7000 mm
  • Barco Residential (stand 11-H75) — Two SnoMatte 100 Front Projection Screens – image sizes 1689 x 3010 mm and 1000 x 4333 mm
  • THX (Training Room) — Two New Tela 80 Woven Acoustically Transparent Front Projection Screens – image size 1143 x 2032 mm
  • ISF (Training Room) — StudioTek 130 Front Projection Screen – image size 1118 x 1994 mm
  • Steinway Lyngdorf (stand 10-P11) — New Tela 80 Woven Acoustically Transparent Front Projection Screen – image size 2248 x 4000 mm

Attendees are invited to view Stewart Filmscreen’s complete lineup of high performance projection screen solutions on display in stand #1-F50, and are encouraged to visit the booths of these Stewart Filmscreen industry partners to see the perfect pairing of screen and projector for nearly any application.

Media tours can be arranged through Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications, Inc., by emailing katye@kmbcomm.com or phoning +1 (425) 328-8640.

 

About Stewart Filmscreen

Headquartered in Torrance, Calif., with additional manufacturing and satellite sales facilities in Ohio, Singapore, and Denmark, Stewart Filmscreen Corp. has been the consistent choice of discerning clientele around the world for more than 65 years. An Academy Award® winning manufacturer of projection screens and specialty optical coatings, aesthetic-conscious architects, consultants, systems designers, and property owners rely on Stewart Filmscreen for the perfect combination of superior quality, flexible design, and dedicated support, and we consistently deliver. Providing the most immersive experience in the industry, Stewart can custom engineer a projection screen solution to meet nearly every need. Proprietary material science and innovative manufacturing methods allow Stewart to produce some of the most optically immaculate screens in the world, ultimately delivering an immersive experience that is unrivaled in the marketplace. Simply put, if a screen can be imagined, Stewart Filmscreen can deliver it. Learn more at www.stewartfilmscreen.comor by following @StewartFilm on Twitter.

 

All products, product names, trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 

Stewart Filmscreen Media contact

Katye (McGregor) Bennett | KMB Communications, Inc. | (425) 328-8640 | katye@kmbcomm.com | www.kmbcomm.com

 

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Images for use in publication can be downloaded from this link using the following caption: Stewart Filmscreen projection screens will be featured in some of ISE’s most prominent displays, including Barco, Christie, Vivitek, and Steinway Lyngdorf, and will be used in THX and ISF training rooms.

 

 

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LUMINEX GigaCore Switches Partner with BlackTrax on Global Entertainment Productions

HBMPSG_Dubai-5_1000GigaCore managed Gigabit Ethernet switches from LUMINEX Network Intelligence are working in tandem with BlackTrax tracking systems from The CAST Group, Toronto, on high-profile entertainment events worldwide, including the smart government awards show in Dubai and many others productions around the world.

Arena spectaculars and touring productions alike take advantage of the cost savings and automation offered by BlackTrax to deliver precise 3D and 6D positioning in real time to controllers for automated and robotic technologies.

In turn, BlackTrax integrates LUMINEX GigaCore 12 managed Gigabit Ethernet switches with its tracking solution to deliver rugged, reliable custom solutions guaranteed to perform show after demanding show. “GigaCore managed Gigabit Ethernet switches are designed to cope with the most demanding lighting and AV installations in a truly user-friendly way,” says Marty Cochrane, BlackTrax product manager.

BlackTrax has enabled productions to replace many followspots with a single automated system that can track actors and moving set pieces. BlackTrax also talks to media servers, which feed content for projection mapping onto moving sets.

The versatile GigaCore switches integrate well with the demanding multimedia environments that BlackTrax supports. For example, “A single network ring of GigaCore switches can support the lighting ArtNet network, media servers, device management, the Internet and BlackTrax,” explains Hugo Larin, director for LUMINEX in America.

On some productions multiple GigaCore 12 switches act as “the brains of most of the show,” Cochrane says. They deliver reliably, at wire speed, lighting console information and tracking data from BlackTrax beacons buried in moving set pieces and actors’ costumes to servers and end points. The BlackTrax system is responsible for the final data output.

“Cameras see the beacons and report their positions back through the switches to the BlackTrax server so we can track the artists and scenery” with lights that act as automated followspots and with video projection, Cochrane points out.

“BlackTrax servers can manage all this live on the DMX lighting network,” says Larin. “The lighting consoles talk to the entire BlackTrax system via the GigaCore switches.”

Since LUMINEX GigaCore allows BlackTrax to put lighting and BlackTrax data on a single set of switches “there are no latency concerns” for customers, Cochrane points out – a real improvement over former systems. “LUMINEX also supports the Interswitch Link (ISL) ring called RLinkX, which assures redundancy with fallover paths if connections or systems fail. Our previous managed switches did not support the ISL ring. But it’s a really useful option to have and very easy to set up.”

For the smart government awards show in Dubai designed by HQ Creative with support from video consultant David Bajt, BlackTrax was deployed by ProTec to provide the tracking solutions for all the set pieces. BlackTrax was installed into the venue and BT Beacons were installed into the three set pieces: a 5×5 meter cube and two interlocking jigsaw pieces. There were a total of eight tracking points on the cube, and six tracking points per jigsaw.

BlackTrax used four Luminex GigaCore 16RFO for the show, which were “the brains” behind all BlackTrax and lighting control systems. There were ten BTCameras on the show, alongside the standard timekeeper, router, and eSync. The position of all the objects were then sent to the d3 media server. The d3 server created a rigid body skeleton of those objects, which they used to projection-map all content onto. This project was the first d3/BlackTrax show to have all projection-mapped objects tracked.

BlackTrax first became familiar with LUMINEX switches when they heard that the Cirque du Soleil was using them. BlackTrax tested them while exploring options for clients and quickly embraced the GigaCore switches. “Now, we recommend LUMINEX GigaCore switches on every show we do,” says Cochrane.

“Working with a company like LUMINEX that builds switches for the live entertainment market has been really helpful,” Cochrane says. “We can call them, and they’ll understand what we’re trying to achieve and offer solutions. LUMINEX has given us new updates to address our special needs. They’ve been very responsive – something we didn’t see with the previous switches we used.”

About LUMINEX

LUMINEX Network Intelligence was formed by Bart Swinnen and Jan Renckens as a branch of parent company LUMINEX Lighting Control Equipment nv, which has an extensive technical background in the lighting industry. LUMINEX Network Intelligence launched its successful Ethernet-DMX8 converter in 2004 when it ran 32 DMX lines at the Paralympics in Athens. Their complete DMX and Ethernet solutions range debuted at Siel 2005 in Paris.

For more information visit www.luminex.be
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Stewart Filmscreen® Debuts Iten™ Variable Masking Screen Featuring Its New Tela 80™ Acoustically Transparent Woven Screen Material

Technology professionals provided more options and features for acoustically transparent screens in high-performance spaces thanks to the Itenconstant-height, variable-width masking system

TORRANCE, CA, USA (ISE 2015 Stand #1-F50) – FEB. 9, 2015 — Stewart Filmscreen® an Academy Award® winning manufacturer of projection screens and specialty optical coatings—will debut Iten™ at Integrated Systems Europe 2015. Iten is a new addition to Stewart’s venerable masking screen system lineup and will be introduced alongside Tela 80™, the company’s first acoustically transparent woven screen material.

The new Iten constant height, variable masking screen system features a native 2.40:1 image area that delivers a more immersive, widescreen experience. Iten’s vertical masking panels simultaneously glide in from the left and right sides to properly mask any content, including 2.40:1, 1.85:1, 1.78:1, and 1.33:1 aspect ratios. This gives the audience the ultimate viewing experience; a perfectly framed image without black bars and the acoustical image accuracy best achieved when the speakers are mounted directly behind the screen.StewartFilmscreen_Iten Variable Masking System feat. Tela 80_Image court. of Erskine Group

The Iten screen system is paired with Tela 80 to meet the demands from audiophiles and enthusiasts who put top priority on acoustical performance and accuracy. The Iten screen was designed specifically for the company’s new Tela 80 front-projection woven screen material and includes black backing to eliminate any light originating from behind the screen—whether it is a light source or LED equipment lights. Iten’s masking panels maintain the acoustic transparency while having the added benefit of absorbing projector overscan and boosting perceived contrast. 

”As a broad line screen manufacturer we felt it was time to respond to market requests and add a mounting system to support a woven surface,” says Grant Stewart, President and CEO of Stewart Filmscreen. “The Tela 80 material delivers the high frequency accuracy without any special equalization or processing.”

The electronically controlled side masking panels easily integrate with nearly every control system for simple operation. Available in sizes up to 90 X 216-inches, Iten delivers Stewart Filmscreen’s legendary image integrity and application flexibility.

Attendees of ISE 2015 are invited to see Stewart Filmscreen’s robust lineup of projection screen solutions on display in stand #1-F50, where Iten, Tela 80, and other new screen materials and framing systems will make their international debut. Media tours can be arranged through Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications, Inc., by emailing katye@kmbcomm.com or phoning (425) 328-8640.

Those interested in learning more about Stewart’s legendary high-performance screens and associated technologies are encouraged to visit www.stewartfilmscreen.com, e-mail request@stewartfilmscreen.comcall (800) 762-4999, and follow @StewartFilm.

About Stewart Filmscreen

Headquartered in Torrance, Calif., with additional manufacturing and satellite sales facilities in Ohio, Singapore, and Denmark, Stewart Filmscreen Corp. has been the consistent choice of discerning clientele around the world for more than 65 years. An Academy Award-winning manufacturer of projection screens and specialty optical coatings, aesthetic-conscious architects, consultants, systems designers, and property owners rely on Stewart Filmscreen for the perfect combination of superior quality, flexible design, and dedicated support, and we consistently deliver. Providing the most immersive experience in the industry, Stewart can custom engineer a projection screen solution to meet nearly every need. Proprietary material science and innovative manufacturing methods allow Stewart to produce some of the most optically immaculate screens in the world, ultimately delivering an immersive experience that is unrivaled in the marketplace. Simply put, if a screen can be imagined, Stewart Filmscreen can deliver it. Learn more at www.stewartfilmscreen.comor by following @StewartFilm on Twitter.

All products, product names, trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 

Stewart Filmscreen Media contact

Katye (McGregor) Bennett | KMB Communications, Inc. | (425) 328-8640 | katye@kmbcomm.com | www.kmbcomm.com @KMB_Comm & @katyemcgregor

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