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PixelFLEX Features Colored LED Curtains at InfoComm 2013

PixelFLEX, innovators of the industry’s most flexible, lightweight and durable LED video screens, will feature its new colored panels at InfoComm 2013 (Booth 5987). The colored panels, available in red, blue, white and green, are ideal for customers looking to produce unique visual effects.

The colored panels, made of DFR velvet drapery, come in a variety of resolutions, including 18mm, 20mm, 30mm, 37.5mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm, offering video display solutions to meet any and all imagery needs. Just as with their original LED Curtains, videos and images can be sent to PixelFLEX’s colored screens using any computer with a DVI-D connection. Each typical screen panel is approximately 8×4, but modifications can be made easily to meet specific needs of the consumer – panels can be attached together with PixelFLEX’s proprietary quicklock system.

Flexible in all directions, PixelFLEX LED Curtains are able to bend and shape around structures for a more creative display effect and can be stored in a single road case to simplify shipping. This flexibility, in combination with the product’s extraordinary light weight – PixelFLEX LED colored Curtains range from 4.5 lbs to 19.9 lbs per square meter, which is 60 to 90 percent less than most other LED video screens – provides substantial savings on transportation costs and space.

“We’ve received an enormous amount of interest from theatre production departments and musicians for our original LED video panels because of the ease of use and mobility, as well as the cost efficiencies achieved from being able to pack them in a single touring case,” said Jeremy Byrd, president and founder of PixelFLEX. “The introduction of colored panels provides even greater flexibility to our customers to meet their project requirements, while providing them with the same benefits as our original offerings.”

For more information on PixelFLEX and its growing line of flexible, lightweight LED video screens, visit www.LEDCurtain.com. Follow PixelFLEX at www.Facebook.com/PixelFLEXUSA and @LEDCurtain.

HDWX-100-TR; Wireless HDMI Extender

Wireless Extender, HDWX-100-TR is designed for wireless signals extending of HDMI, keyboard and mouse. The transmitter module HDWX-100-T connected to the HDMI source encodes the HDMI by H.264 and transmits the signal via advanced Wi-Fi, 802.11a/n technology. The receiver module, HDWX-100-R connected to the display receives and decodes wireless signal into HDMI for display. The USB keyboard and mouse interface in the receiver module, HDWX-100-R also can be accessed to the source via transmitter module HDWX-100-T, if it is connected to the source by USB interface.

The HDWX-100-TR supports the digital video data of full HD up to 1920x1080p at 60Hz and 7.1ch surround audio and transmits the signal up to 30 meters (100feet). It also enables to distribute one (1) video source up to four (4) displays and makes four (4) local keyboard and mouse accesses to the source.

By using GUI interface, user can select one of active transmitters for pairing in the receiver side. With these key features, 4 x 4 wireless routing system can be configured without any electrical connection.



HDWX-100 is Wireless HDMI Extender which supports:

- Wi-Fi standard: 802.11n, 5GHz, 2×2 MIMO, internal antennas (Maximum Throughput: 300Mbps)

- WPA/WPA2 and QoS

- Supports up to 1920×1080, 60Hz video and 7.1ch audio

- Has H.264 codec

- HDMI V1.3 and HDCP2.0 compatible

- Coverage distance (1:1 based)
- LOS (Line of Sight): up to 80meters
- NLOS: up to 30meters
: Typically 20meters (Indoor)

- Multi-cast: up to 1:4 distribution at 1920×1080, 60Hz

-USB backchannel: extend PC control to remote-site (RX)

OPTICIS HQ
#16FL Kins Tower. 8, Seongnam-daero, 331beon-gil, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, 463-844 Korea Tel: +82 31 719-8033 | Fax: +82 31 719-8032 | tosales@opticis.com

- Secure the electrical isolation

DPFX-100-TR ; Two (2) fiber Detachable DisplayPort Extender

New optical DisplayPort extender, DPFX-100-TR is designed compact enough to be fitted into various installation environments with two (2) LC fibers connection. The transmitter and receiver set, DPFX-100-TR enables to transmit WQXGA (2560×1600) at 60Hz signal up to 300m (985feet) over two (2) LC multi-mode fibers, avoiding any tricks like scaling or data compression for lessening a burden of data transmission.

Between the transmitter and the receiver, pure fiber connection by two (2) LC fibers connector gives clean, secure and easy installation with no electrical hazard and a perfect electrical isolation. The DPFX-100-TR can be operated by USB power without external DC power adapter by plugging the supplied USB to DC plug cables to each module.



DPFX-100 is 2-Fiber DisplayPort Extender which supports:

- Supports DisplayPort 1.1a standards

- Extends WQXGA (2560×1600) at 60Hz

- Transmits DP data up to 300m (985feet) over two (2) LC multi-mode fibers (50/125um)

- Offers total data rate 10.8Gbps (2.7Gbps per lane)

- Supports Dual-mode DP (DP++)

- Supports auxiliary /l²C channel over fiber

- Compact design allows direct connect to the DP display

- Operated by USB power or DC power supplier

- Certifies FCC and CE standards for EMI/RFI emission

- Has DP receptacle and provides intermediate cable for flexible installation

-Includes two (2) +5V, 1A DC power adapters / two (2) USB to DC plug cables for the transmitter and receiver

OPTICIS HQ
#16FL Kins Tower. 8, Seongnam-daero, 331beon-gil, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, 463-844 Korea Tel: +82 31 719-8033 | Fax: +82 31 719-8032 | tosales@opticis.com

- Secure the electrical isolation

HDFX-250-TR ; Two (2) fiber Detachable HDMI Extender

New optical HDMI extender, HDFX-250-TR is designed compact enough to be fitted into various installation environments with two (2) LC fibers connection. The transmitter and receiver set, HDFX-250-TR enables to transmit WUXGA (1920×1200) or 1080p at 60Hz signal up to 300m (985feet) over two (2) LC multi-mode fibers, avoiding any tricks like scaling or data compression for lessening a burden of data transmission.

Between the transmitter and the receiver, pure fiber connection by two (2) LC fibers connector gives clean, secure and easy installation with no electrical hazard and a perfect electrical isolation. The HDFX-250-TR can be operated by USB power without external DC power adapter by plugging the supplied USB to DC plug cables to each module.

It passes CEC, EDID & HDCP (High Definition Contents Protection) for better installation flexibility and compatibility.



HDFX-200 is 1-Fiber HDMI Extender which supports:

- Extends WUXGA (1920×1200) at 60Hz (1.65Gbps/ch) or 1080p at 60Hz (36bit, 2.25Gbps/ch)

- Transmits HDMI data up to 300m (985feet) over two (2) LC multi-mode fiber

- Supports HDMI1.3 up to 36-bit color depth

- Operated by USB power or DC power supplier

- Complies with CEC, EDID & HDCP1.2

- Certifies FCC and CE standards for EMI/RFI emission

- Has HDMI receptacle and provides intermediate cable for flexible installation

-Includes two (2) +5V, 1A DC power adapters / two (2) USB to DC plug cables for the transmitter and receiver

OPTICIS HQ
#16FL Kins Tower. 8, Seongnam-daero, 331beon-gil, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, 463-844 Korea Tel: +82 31 719-8033 | Fax: +82 31 719-8032 | tosales@opticis.com

- Secure the electrical isolation

HDFX-200-TR ; One (1) fiber HDMI Extender

New optical HDMI extender, HDFX-200-TR has one (1) LC fiber connection and is designed compact enough to be fitted into various installation environments. The HDFX-200 with the same mechanical dimension for each of transmitter and receiver enables to transmit the uncompressed HDMI up to WUXGA (1920×1200) at 60Hz refresh ratio or 1080p at 60Hz, avoiding any tricks like scaling or data compression for lessening a burden of data transmission.

ThBetween its transmitter and receiver, pure fiber connection by one (1) LC fiber connector gives clean, secure and easy installation with no electrical hazard and a perfect electrical isolation. The maximum extension is 300m (985feet) over a multi-mode fiber.

HDFX-200 has HDMI receptacle and provides intermediate cable to be connected to various types of HDMI connectors. It passes CEC, EDID & HDCP for better installation flexibility.



HDFX-200 is 1-Fiber HDMI Extender which supports:

- Extends WUXGA (1920×1200) at 60Hz (1.65Gbps/ch) or 1080p at 60Hz (36bit, 2.25Gbps/ch)

- Transmits HDMI data up to 300m (985feet) over one (1) LC multi-mode fiber

- Supports HDMI1.3 up to 36-bit color depth

- Complies with CEC, EDID & HDCP1.2

- Certifies FCC and CE standards for EMI/RFI emission

- Has HDMI receptacle and provides intermediate cable for flexible installation

OPTICIS HQ
#16FL Kins Tower. 8, Seongnam-daero, 331beon-gil, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, 463-844 Korea Tel: +82 31 719-8033 | Fax: +82 31 719-8032 | tosales@opticis.com

- Secure the electrical isolation

Visionary Solutions Strengthens Global Sales Network With Addition of Manufacturers’ Representatives

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — May 22, 2013 — Visionary Solutions, Inc. (VSI) today announced that it has added to its global sales network by appointing new manufacturers’ representatives in the U.S. and Canada. REP-PRESENTS is the new VSI manufacturers’ representative for customers in Kentucky, Ohio, western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. In addition, VSI has retained 4D Sales & Marketing as its first ever manufacturers’ representative for Canada. These appointments will strengthen the company’s global visibility and provide customers in those regions with increased access to advanced IPTV and Internet encoding products. more

KRAFTWERK – THE CATALOGUE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 uses Dataton WATCHOUT as part of Australian tour

(c) Kraftwerk

The dynamic interactive and 3D features of Dataton WATCHOUT™ multi-image display and presentation software will continue to be used by German electro pop pioneers, Kraftwerk, in their hotly anticipated tours and concerts’ programme throughout 2013.

Kraftwerk will perform THE CATALOGUE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 at the Sydney Opera House starting on 24 May. The band will perform one studio album in full at each concert, combining it with stunning visual backdrops, including interactive 3D projections, sound and animation.

Dataton WATCHOUT is distributed in Australia and New Zealand by WATCHOUT Premium Partner Interactive Controls Pty Ltd.

Fredrik Svahnberg, Marketing Director at Dataton says: “For each of the eight shows, WATCHOUT manages projected 3D content on a large stage backdrop creating a powerful abstract presence in front of audiences wearing polarized 3D glasses. To create the lighting effects on the four illuminated controller desks, a Pixel-gate LED video controller uses an additional DVI output from the main screen with the WATCHOUT “Tier” feature. The main timeline in WATCHOUT is chasing timecode from Kraftwerk synthesizers (MTC converted into SMPTE). The Kraftwerk synthesizers are also used for live visual interaction controlled via MIDI commands.”

ENDS

Images: © Kraftwerk

www.dataton.com
www.interactivecontrols.com.au

DATATON GETS THE VOTE AS PROVINCE OF ONTARIO GETS NEW PREMIER

Show Sage and Dataton will exhibit on Booth 3915 at InfoComm 13 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL, from 12-14 June 2013.

WATCHOUT powers ‘history in the making’ at Liberal Party Convention in Toronto

In a powerful demonstration of its ability to integrate live data into a multimedia production with both local-venue and broadcast connectivity, Dataton WATCHOUT™ multi-image display and presentation software has been deployed as a key presentation tool at the Canadian Liberal Party’s Ontario Leadership Convention in Toronto.


The WATCHOUT licences were supplied to Mediaco by Show Sage, Dataton’s Premium Partner for North America. Jim Testa, President, Show Sage, comments: “Whether it’s equipment rental, lighting and staging, technical production or fully fledged system design, Mediaco is a highly innovative and trusted partner, and it was a pleasure to support them in the creation of the Liberal Party Convention multimedia show.”

The Convention, which resulted in the nomination of Kathleen Wynne as the first openly gay female Premier in Canadian provincial history, was held in Toronto’s historic former Maple Leaf Gardens building and took place over two days in January this year.

Local event production company Mediaco was responsible for the technical system design and co-ordination of the event, including all on-site AV provision and appropriate OB feeds to Canada’s broadcast community. Mediaco has just rebranded aligning themselves to providing the fastest service and support possible.

Matt Farrell, Mediaco’s Production Manager for the Convention, takes up the story: “The Liberal Party is the sitting party in Ontario so this was no ordinary Leadership Convention – it was a congress to elect a new leader for the entire province of Ontario. As such there was an enormous amount of media attention, in addition to all the hectic negotiations you would expect from a Convention where six candidates have to be reduced down to one winner in a matter of 48 hours.”

Mediaco’s work on the project began a week ahead of the Convention’s opening, with lighting and audio systems being hung over truss in a series of eight-hour shifts. “We came into the building the day before and had to be loaded-in by 4pm for the start of rehearsals,” Farrell continues.

“We had three separate rear-projection displays, using WATCHOUT to create a single HD backdrop that could also be divided into three, depending on the requirements of the event and the timing of the votes inside the venue.

“The screens showed a mixture of pre-made images created by our in-house content team, live camera feeds of the candidates making their pitches to the Convention delegates and other key party members delivering speeches and, last but not least, the big numbers for each candidate as the votes were tallied up.”

As well as the edge-blending and scheduling capabilities of WATCHOUT, Mediaco also used the software platform’s geometry correction functionality for projection onto the center screen because of installation issues caused by the building design.

WATCHOUT’s timeline-based show management tools also allowed direct integration with pre-programmed sound effects and cues that were fed into the on-site audio desk.

The complete audio and video feed was then made available to a broadcast connection that was used live by local stations and in highlights packages by national networks.

Throughout the two-day Convention, Mediaco staff had to adapt the content of their main display to accommodate the shifting political landscape of the event – as Chris Cameron, Technical Director at Mediaco, relates:

“There were a lot of last-minute changes to the presentation which we were able to accommodate into the WATCHOUT timeline because the software is just so easy to use. Once on-site we used the platform’s ability to take data from a live input capture card. This allowed us to broadcast up-to-date voter statistics throughout the frenzy of delegates transferring their vote from one candidate to another as each round of voting was completed.”

Fredrik Svahnberg, Marketing Director, Dataton, concludes: “People tend to associate WATCHOUT with artistic content, and rightly so. But in this particular application we see the power of our platform to act as a communications tool as political history is being made – to the benefit not just of the local audience but to the millions watching broadcast channels at home.”

ENDS
About Show Sage
Show Sage LLC is Dataton’s Premium Partner and distributor in North America. For over a decade, Show Sage has provided sales, training and support to WATCHOUT users across the U.S. and Canada. Show Sage also sells, rents and supports a broad line of specially configured, WATCHOUT-tuned computer systems.

About Dataton
Established in 1973, renowned Swedish show control developer and manufacturer, Dataton this year celebrates its 40th year in business. The company serves its core markets in multi-media entertainment, visitor attractions, digital signage scenography, event production and corporate A/V. The company’s flagship products include the WATCHPAX™ media server, award-winning Dataton WATCHOUT™ multi-display production and presentation system as well as the intuitive Dataton PICKUP™ audio guide. The entire range is supported by Dataton’s established global distribution and reseller network.

For further information about this and other leading products please visit www.dataton.com or contact:

Manufacturer Enquiries
Fredrik Svahnberg
Dataton AB
Telephone: +46 70 3228557
Fax: +46 13 138445
Email: fredrik@dataton.se

Publicist
Katinka Allender
Telephone: +44 (0) 1491 571402
Mobile: +44 (0) 7887 711 246
Email: katinka@k-communications.com

Extron Introduces Long Distance DVI Twisted Pair Extender

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the DTP DVI 330, a transmitter and receiver set for long distance transmission of DVI-D video, audio, and bidirectional RS-232 and IR control signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a single CATx cable. The extender provides an effective means for extending single link DVI-D or HDMI signals. In addition, the DTP DVI 330 accepts analog stereo audio signals and digitizes them for simultaneous transmission over the same twisted pair cable. The transmitter is equipped with a buffered DVI loop-through output to support a local computer monitor. The compact enclosure and remote power capability make the DTP DVI 330 ideal for extending DVI-D, audio, and bidirectional control in space-challenged environments.

“The DTP DVI 330 provides a convenient way to overcome distance challenges in applications, so that sources and devices can be added precisely where you need them,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “This extender not only ensures optimal signal quality and integrity over long distances, it also allows you to take advantage of the benefits of twisted pair.”

The DTP DVI 330 supports computer-video to 1920×1200, including HDTV 1080p/60 Deep Color and 2K, and is fully compatible with HDMI signals when used with the appropriate DVI-HDMI adapters from Extron. The extender can transmit HDMI signals, supporting Deep Color up to 12-bit, CEC, and embedded HD lossless audio formats. It also allows a direct connection from devices with an analog stereo audio output, such as desktop computers or laptops, and provides balanced and unbalanced audio output from the receiver.

In addition, the extender continuously maintains DDC communication of EDID and HDCP between a source and display for reliable operation, ensuring direct compatibility and optimal signal transmission between devices. The DTP DVI 330 is compatible with CAT 5e, CAT 6, CAT 7, and Extron XTP DTP 24 twisted pair cable, and can be used as a point-to-point solution or integrated within DVI switching and distribution environments to extend inputs or outputs to remote locations. For added flexibility, either the transmitter or receiver can be powered over the original twisted pair cable, allowing both devices to share one external power supply.

Thompson Square Uses PixelFLEX LED Curtain to Eliminate Timing Constraints for Small Tour Crew

Out on the road serving as an opening act for the Luke Bryan Tour, Thompson Square is using PixelFLEX’s unique, flexible and lightweight LED Curtains to enhance and simplify their live musical performances. The husband and wife duo was searching for an efficient way to add video components to their show and PixelFLEX was able to bring the band’s vision to life with its industry-leading video curtain walls.

As the middle act on the Tour, Thompson Square has a relatively quick window to set up and take down their entire set – 13 minutes to be exact. Still, the tour and production manager, Christian Easterling, was determined to figure out how the band could deliver the type of show desired in the amount of time allotted. Easterling soon came across PixelFLEX LED Curtains, which allowed for high-quality visuals without the worry of time constraints.

“We tour with four crew people,” said Easterling. “Everything is done in such a quick manner; there is no way we could have performed the show with any other screen out there. It’s just amazing to see how the entire set moves away in a matter of minutes and is completely gone.”

For the Luke Bryan Tour, Thompson Square is using 16 20mm curtains flown off trusses for use as a backdrop to further enhance the audience’s live experience. The screens are used to deliver static images, color changes and video footage to add some depth and dimension to the live shows, according to Easterling.

Easy to operate and set up – videos and images can be sent to the screen using any computer with a DVI-D connection – PixelFLEX LED Curtains are available from low resolution to high resolution, allowing users to demonstrate simple effects or elaborate videos. Flexible in all directions, PixelFLEX LED Curtains are able to bend and shape around structures for a more creative display.

“The benefits (of the PixelFLEX LED Curtains) are that you can manipulate it and move it around to different areas if you need to,” said Easterling. “Sometimes, we have been in venues where our trim height is not that great, so we can take the screen and move it to a different location, put in front of risers and it’s very flexible. It has a tremendous impact on the show and that is just such a cool thing.”

Easterling has been on tour with Thompson Square for almost two years and this is the first tour in which they have used the PixelFLEX solution. The additional support, thus far, has been well received.

“I hear on a regular basis that the walls truly enhance the performance; the feeling is that it looks like a headliner’s set,” Easterling remarked. “It’s been easy in, easy up, which is extremely important out on tour. Just as important, the product delivers exceptional results at an affordable cost.”

For more information on PixelFLEX and its growing line of lightweight LED video screens, visit www.LEDCurtain.com. Follow PixelFLEX at www.Facebook.com/PixelFLEXUSA and @LEDCurtain.
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