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Extron Announces PS Series Desktop Power Supply Trade-In Program

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the PS Series Desktop Power Supply Trade-In Program that allows Extron customers in the U.S. to return 15 unused 12 volt, 1 amp power supplies for a new PS 124 Multiple Output 12 Volt DC Power Supply. The PS 124 features eight 12 volt DC outputs, providing a total of 4 amps across all outputs with no per-port current limitations. It is designed to take the place of several individual Extron PS Series desktop power supplies, freeing up equipment rack space. The PS 124 is UL 2043 rated when used with the optional Flexible Conduit Adapter Kit for installation into a ceiling space. more

Rai Way Italy relies on T-VIPS to ensure uninterrupted Digital TV Services

Oslo, Norway – T-VIPS, a global leader in professional video contribution and distribution solutions, today announced that its TNS541 Seamless TS Monitoring Switch has been chosen by Rai Way, the operator of Italy’s DTT network. The project is a continuation of the existing cooperation between T-VIPS and Rai Way which began in 2009 when Rai Way deployed T-VIPS’ solutions for its DVB-T digital terrestrial service. The TNS541s are currently being installed by T-VIPS’ business partner Communication Video Engineering (CVE). The project is scheduled to be fully live by the end of 2011.

“We are delighted to continue our partnership with T-VIPS, helping to bring its cutting edge technology to the Italian broadcast industry so that terrestrial customers can enjoy an uninterrupted service,” said Luca Catalano, CEO, CVE. “T-VIPS has demonstrated its ability to provide solutions of unrivalled reliability including its TNS541 solution which is the only seamless switch to have been deployed for SFN network operation.”

The TNS541s are to be situated at all the transmitter sites which are being fed by MPEG Transport Streams over both satellite and by an Ethernet connection. The TNS541 seamless switch monitors both incoming MPEG-2 transport streams for status and based upon customer configurable criteria, switches over automatically if required. The solution enables seamless switching in an SFN region and can handle both DVB-T and DVB-T2 services.

“The choice by RAI of the TNS541 further cements T-VIPS’ reputation for leadership in DTT, building upon our experience of major Digital Switchover project deployments in the UK, Norway, Sweden and other countries across Europe,” said Johnny Dolvik, CEO, T-VIPS. “I believe that our TNS541 will continue to be highly successful as rolling-out 1+1 redundancy greatly enhances the reliability of a DTT network. As well as protecting against poor performance in the distribution network, the seamless switch protects the modulators at the transmitter sites from major outages due to sync loss. I look forward to the TNS541 ensuring that Italian viewers get uninterrupted DTT services for many years to come.”

TNS541 Seamless TS Monitoring Switch
The TNS541 is part of the nSure line of monitoring and switching products. The TNS541 safeguards the delivery of high-quality video content, by providing 24/7 monitoring, advanced analysis and intelligent 1+1 redundancy switch-over between two MPEG-2 transport streams. This seamless switch solution continuously monitors both incoming MPEG-2 transport streams for status and switches over automatically if required, based upon customer configurable criteria.

Key features include:

-Intelligent seamless switch-over between two input signals
-Transport Stream monitoring and error detection
-Enabled for seamless SFN and DVB-T2 redundancy switching
-Dual power supply
-Compact and cost-effective solution
-User-friendly configuration and control.
For further information: David Bramley, Platform PR, Tel: +44 (0)20 7486 4900, Email: david@platformpr.com

About T-VIPS AS
T-VIPS, a global leader in professional video transport solutions for contribution, distribution and Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), offers a comprehensive portfolio of powerful, efficient and intelligent solutions for processing and transporting high-quality video. T-VIPS’ close involvement in video standards bodies, leadership in JPEG2000, expertise in IP and transport stream multiplexing, processing and monitoring results in state-of-the-art technology that makes complex TV network operations simpler and preserves the integrity of high-end video streams.

T-VIPS solutions are utilized in many demanding applications, including 1080/60p, 3DTV, alternative content for digital cinema, live HD sports and news back-haul, and the transport of HDTV programming over IP networks. T-VIPS is leading the IP-based video network revolution by empowering high-profile network operators, broadcasters and post-production customers in over 50 countries with innovative solutions that deliver significant operational and financial benefits. The privately-held company is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with Americas’ headquarters in New Jersey. For further information, visit: www.t-vips.com

Digital Rapids Expands Award-Winning Encoding and Streaming Solutions with New 3.7 Software Release

November 29, 2011 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids today announced the release of version 3.7 of the Digital Rapids Stream software for the company’s StreamZ, StreamZHD and Flux encoding and live streaming solutions. New features in Stream 3.7 include expanded format support including encoding to the Panasonic AVC-Intra format; 64-bit operating system support; cue point insertion for live streaming with Adobe(r) Flash(r) technologies; and enhanced H.264 and MPEG-2 encoding. These new capabilities join numerous additions in the previously-unannounced version 3.6 upgrade released in August, including Dolby(r) Digital AC-3 audio pass-through and updates to Civolution NexGuard forensic watermarking support. more

Digital Rapids Wins Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Award for Over-the-Top (OTT) Video Solution

November 24, 2011 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids announced today that the StreamZ Live ABR adaptive streaming encoder has been honored with the 2011 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Award in the Over-the-Top (OTT) Video Solution category. The award was presented during the Streaming Media West conference and exhibition in Los Angeles.

Held annually by Streaming Media magazine and its online properties, the Readers’ Choice Awards recognize the leading streaming and online video solutions, services, companies and innovations as judged by end users, rather than the magazine staff. The award is the sixth Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Award won by Digital Rapids in the past three years, and follows closely on the heels of the company being recognized as one of “the 100 companies that matter most in online video” in the inaugural Streaming Media 100 list. more

Digital Rapids Joins Akamai’s NetAlliance Solution Partner Program to Enable Superior Digital Media Experiences

November 16, 2011 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids announced today that the company has joined Akamai’s NetAlliance Solution Partner Program. Akamai has expanded its partner program to encompass the digital media ecosystem through the NetAlliance Solution Partner Program, with Digital Rapids joining as one of the new expansion’s inaugural members.

“We’ve worked closely with Akamai on projects from live streaming of high-profile events to large-scale, multi-screen initiatives for some of the world’s largest media and entertainment enterprises, and we’re pleased to be further strengthening our relationship through the NetAlliance Solution Partner Program,” said Brick Eksten, President of Digital Rapids Corporation. “We look forward to continuing our success with Akamai as our customers tackle new opportunities and new challenges in the rapidly expanding media landscape.” more

IOGEAR Advances HD and 3D Wireless Streaming with new Digital A/V Kit

The latest A/V streaming kit wirelessly transmits 1080p HD / 3D video content and 5.1 digital audio up to 100 feet, through standard walls.

Foothill Ranch, Calif. – November 9, 2011 – IOGEAR, a leader in convergence through connectivity products, announces the Wireless 3D Digital Kit (GW3DHDKIT), which reduces cable clutter and provides flexible and reliable 1080p HD and 3D wireless streaming for up to two rooms. Relying on the 5GHz wireless spectrum, the Wireless 3D Digital Kit does not require a line-of-sight placement, and delivers uncompressed full 1080p, 3D content and 5.1 digital audio up to 100 feet (figure assumes ideal wireless conditions).

The IOGEAR Wireless 3D Digital Kit consists of a transmitter and receiver with connections that allow it to stream standard, HD or 3D resolution content from up to two HDMI® enabled devices. Included with the kit are an IR blast cable, a remote control, and two power adapters. To add a second room, one HDTV can connect directly to the transmitter’s loop-through (local) port, while a second HDTV simultaneously receives content via the wireless receiver. A “Floating HDTV” can be set up by connecting two HD or 3D media sources to the wireless transmitter while a wall-mounted TV receives content from the connected wireless receiver.

The Wireless 3D Digital Kit is housed in a sleek black casing with rounded edges, giving it a modern but understated appearance. The unobtrusive transmitter, receiver, IR blast cable and remote control underscore just what a powerful device the Wireless 3D Digital Kit really is. Streaming high-bandwidth 3D and 1080p content up to 100 feet is made possible by the use of 5GHz technology, which is generally less susceptible to network interference and can carry more data than its 2.4 GHz relative.

By supporting devices such as 3D Blu-ray and DVD players, DVR/set-top boxes and game consoles, the Wireless 3D Digital Kit allows users to keep their components neatly out-of-sight and keep the focus on their celebrated HD or 3D TVs. Perfect as a DIY retrofit solution, the built-in Infrared (IR) pass-though allows user control over source devices that are hidden away in a different location. Additionally, the GW3DHDKIT is HDCP 2.0 Compliant and requires no software or driver installation.

“Our Wireless 3D Digital Kit advances the technology of streaming A/V content and is a perfect fit for those who already have a 3D display or are planning to get one,” said Bill Nguyen, Senior Marketing Manager for IOGEAR. “The GW3DHDKIT offers an easy, affordable way to stream both HD and 3D entertainment discretely with multiple retrofit and installation options.”

For its initial launch, the Wireless 3D Digital Kit will be available online at Costco.com. A nationwide roll-out that includes shopIOGEAR.com, brick and mortar retailers and online resellers will happen in later in Q4 2011. MSRP of the Wireless 3D Digital Kit is $379.95.

For more information on IOGEAR and its connectivity solutions, please visit: www.iogear.com. Follow IOGEAR on Twitter, the company blog, and become a fan on Facebook for additional industry, company and product details.

About IOGEAR
IOGEAR, headquartered in Foothill Ranch, Calif., manufactures innovative Home Electronics and Information Technology solutions that enable convergence through connectivity. Founded in 1999, the company develops products that help integrate technologies, share resources, decrease clutter and energy consumption, and reduce electronic waste. IOGEAR distributes throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

The company emphasizes the conservation of natural resources to both employees and customers through its GREEN initiatives program and “Road to a Million Trees” campaign. In partnership with Trees for the Future, one tree is planted for every product purchased on the IOGEAR site or through an IOGEAR GREEN initiative partner.

(c)2011 IOGEAR. All rights reserved. IOGEAR and the IOGEAR logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of IOGEAR. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Integra Announces Remote App for Android

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (11/1/11) – Custom installation home audio specialist, Integra, demonstrates its ongoing commitment to greater convergence in home entertainment with the announcement of its first application for the Android mobile platform. Integra’s Remote App for Android will allow owners to integrate wireless audio from an Android-based device into their Integra network A/V receivers and provide a range of remote control functions.

Operating over a wireless local network, the application will allow Integra owners to stream music stored on an Android device to an Integra network receiver. Music played through an Integra system gains far greater power and fidelity. more

Prysm’s International Break Away Tour in Motion: See Live Demos of Prysm’s Stunning, Stackable LPD Display Solutions

Prysm is Taking its Innovative LPD Technology and Solutions on the Road for the First Time to Give Integrators, Installers, Designers and Customers the Opportunity to See the Technology First Hand.

San Jose, CA– September 23, 2011- Digital display solutions innovator, Prysm, has embarked on the highly anticipated international “Break Away Tour?. The road show, which kicked off in Los Angeles earlier this month, marks the first time Prysm’s innovative Laser Phosphor Displays (LPD) solutions have been taken on the road and displayed across the United States and Europe.

The tour will provide integrators, installers, designers and customers the opportunity to see and experience Prysm’s revolutionary LPD technology first hand. The events will demonstrate Prysm’s advanced display technologies and capabilities and will include comprehensive demos from Prysm’s skilled team of Digital Engagement Consultants.

During each event the Prysm consultants and sales teams will be on more

Korean Broadcasting Systems (KBS) Selects LYNX Technik Interface Solutions to Help Meet Demand for HD Content in Korea

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Korean Broadcasting Systems (KBS) selected LYNX Technik modular solutions to boost its coverage of the 2011 IAAF World Championship in Daegu, Korea. Broadcast Solutions managed the project as systems integrator and general contractor alongside its local partner, Dong Yang Digital Co., Ltd in Seoul, Korea.

To meet the growing demand for HD entertainment and sports programming, Broadcast solutions was brought on board to aid KBS with the design and development of the new 16-camera high definition OB van. The project was completed over an eight month period. The new truck has been partitioned into four production rooms – video, audio, camera control / shading room, and equipment and was delivered to KBS on June 30th 2011. Its inaugural production was for the 2011 IAAF World Championship.

The World Championship in Athletics is a bi-annual event organized by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF). This year it was held from August 27 – September 4, 2011 and Korean Broadcasting Systems (KBS) served as the events host broadcaster.

In order to meet the challenges posed by this broadcast event, KBS along with Broadcast Solutions selected a number of broadcast technologies, and among them was a range of the LYNX Technik Series 5000, card-and-rack-based glue products. A full complement of LYNX Technik Series 5000 interface and signal processing solutions, in seventeen 2RU frames were installed in the OB Van and include; 3G / HD-SDI , frame synchronizers, up/cross/down-converters, distribution amplifiers, as well as control and monitoring. more

Media Links Inc. to Showcase Integrated Hardware/Software Video & Data Delivery Backbone at HD World 2011

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Media Links Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Global Links will demonstrate a tightly integrated video & data delivery and transport solution with software provider, Dimetis at HD World, Booth 1018.

Broadcasters and network service providers will have the opportunity to review an example of a fully managed video & data transport solution that is currently being deployed by a large-scale Telco in various broadcasting facilities and sporting venues throughout the United States. The demonstrations will illustrate an adaptable, affordable and flexible solution for transporting uncompressed or JPEG2000 compressed HD-SDI, SD-SDI and DVB-ASI video protocols, as well as providing dedicated native Ethernet services. It will reflect an efficient and robust transport offering that can be deployed in a variety of network applications that require high quality pixel-perfect content delivery. more

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