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Gefen Breaks Distance Barrier Using CAT-5 Cable to Carry HDMI v1.3 at 1080p Full HD.

Gefen HDMI v1.3 CAT-5 ELR

New extender from Gefen sends HDTV with audio, ethernet and IR up to 100 meters over just one CAT-5 cable.

CHATSWORTH, CA – Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the release of its HDMI v1.3 over CAT-5 ELR (Extra Long Range) extender. This sender/receiver system sends high definition video with audio, Ethernet and IR back channel up to 330 feet (100m) over just one CAT-5 cable. This is nearly double the distance previous systems could reach using two CAT-5 cables.

“Installers can now turn to Gefen for the most cutting-edge and affordable CAT-5 cable-based extension system for HDTV,? said Hagai Gefen, president and CEO, Gefen Inc. more

RF Central’s Signal Coverage Goes Long To Score Touchdown With Buffalo Bills

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ORCHARD PARK, NY – As the temperatures in Western New York continue to drop, the Buffalo Bills’ game day presentation is heating up thanks to RF Central’s RFX-CMT-II camera mounted transmitter and RMR-X6-II diversity receiver’s rock solid signal coverage. more

PESA Introduces Dual-Link DVI / 3GSDI Coax and Fiber Optic Extenders Supporting Resolutions up to 2560X1600, Embedded Stereo Audio, and Network Monitoring

PESA VidBlox Extenders

PESA VidBLox Extenders for DVI and VGA extended over Fiber or Coax

Huntsville, Alabama – November 2, 2009- PESA, a major provider of broadcast and Pro AV distribution and router transport solutions introduces its family of Dual-Link DVI to SMPTE compliant 3G-SDI converter/extender modules. PESA’s VidBlox product line is designed for transport of high speed digital formats with pixel resolutions up to 2560X1600 @60Hz over coax or fiber optic transports. The latest 3G-SDI technology is built into these Dual-Link DVI converter/extenders, making them fully compatible with all of PESA’s HD-SDI and 3G-SDI routers and distribution equipment. more

Centronics Launches Elite HD-Branded HSMX Series 4×4 HDMI Over Cat5e/Cat6e Matrix System

Centronics’ Elite HD-branded HSMX Series 4×4 HDMI matrix system for HDMI over Cat5e or Cat6e

Centronics

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Oct. 06, 2009 — Centronics, Inc. (centronics.com), a leading distributor of audio, video, and accessory products for the residential, commercial, and security markets since 1959, is proud to announce the launch of its Elite HD-branded HSMX Series 4×4 HDMI matrix system for HDMI over Cat5e or Cat6e. Now shipping, each unit is has an MSRP of $1,199.99.

“Our new HSMX Series is a true 4×4 matrix system,? explained Tony Pelura, Centronics general manager. “A 4 x HDMI to 4 x Cat5e matrix extender allows HDTV to be displayed up to 150 feet away from the matrix unit using two Cat5e cables. The 4×4 matrix eliminates the need to disconnect and reconnect sources to different displays.?

Centronics’ new EHD-branded HSMX-CB and HSMX-WP comes complete more

Comprehensive Announces New ProScale Presentation Scaler/Switcher

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South Hackensack, New Jersey:

Comprehensive is pleased to announce the addition of the CSC-7850 Scaler/Switcher to an already extensive line of Interface Electronics. The CSC-7850 is a 9-input scaler/switcher for analog and digital video and unbalanced stereo and S/PDIF audio signals. It scales any composite, s-video (Y/C), component video (YUV), HDMI or computer graphic’s video signal and jpeg files via USB, up or down, to a selectable graphics or HDTV output resolution. more

TecNec Distributing Introduces Just Add Power HDMI Over IP Solution

Just Add Power HDMI Over IP Transmitter & Receiver

Just Add Power Transmitter & Receiver

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. — September 23, 2009TecNec, a worldwide distributor of Professional Video, Audio, Multimedia, Digital and A/V Equipment and Accessories related to the Broadcast, Prosumer and Home Theater Markets, has teamed up with Just Add Power bringing an affordable “game changing” technology to the residential home and commercial display markets.

The Projector Connector from Just Add Power offers HDMI at 1080p over IP. Networking through any managed Ethernet network switch, any number of sources can be simultaneously routed, seamlessly switched and distributed to any number of displays. more

Digital Rapids Unveils New Features and Storage Options for TouchStream Live Streaming Appliance

September 10, 2009 — IBC 2009, Amsterdam, Stand 7.G41: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, film and web content to wider audiences — is demonstrating new enhancements for the award-winning TouchStream live video streaming appliance at the 2009 IBC Conference and Exhibition, September 11-15 in Amsterdam.

Digital Rapids TouchStream

Digital Rapids TouchStream

TouchStream delivers Digital Rapids’ renowned streaming video quality and reliability in a fully self-contained, portable appliance with unparalleled ease of use. Software controls are accessed through an intuitive touch-screen interface with integrated video monitoring, eliminating the need for laptops, keyboards, mice and separate monitors. Flexible features allow refinement of the incoming source and the addition of branding to the outgoing stream, while models supporting multiple formats — including VC-1 and H.264 compression formats for Microsoft Silverlight and Adobe Flash technologies — provide more

IPTV and Internet Video, 2e

FOR IMMEDITIATE RELEASE
Contact: Bob Dodd
781-313-4726 or r.dodd@elsevier.com

Now in its second edition, IPTV and Internet Video clearly explains and demystifies the functions, markets, and future impact of this exploding technology. This book contains an overview of hardware, software, and Internet technologies, case studies, and covers a range of products and services. It is a guide to help readers master the key trends and drivers transforming the world of broadcast television and the Web. Readers get a working knowledge of IPTV, enabling both non-technical and technical professionals to accurately analyze the emerging technology and business opportunities. With IPTV subscriptions estimated to grow 32% annually for the next 6 years, this book is necessary reading material for companies wanting to remain current in the marketplace.
• Written by well known industry experts, each with 25 years technology development experience and global insight
• Reality Check perspectives in more

Record Label Marketing, 2e

FOR IMMEDITIATE RELEASE
Contact: Bob Dodd
781-313-4726 or r.dodd@elsevier.com

Focal Press, a division of Elsevier, would like to invite select members of the press to request a gratis review copy of Record Label Marketing, 2nd Edition by Tom Hutchison, Paul Allen and Amy Macy.

Tom Hutchison is a Professor of Marketing in the Department of Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). He has worked with a wide range of popular artists including Faith Hill, The Dixie Chicks, Sonic Youth and Beck. Tom has conducted market research projects for Sony, MCA/Universal, DreamWorks and Warner Music Group. Tom is also the author of Web Marketing for the Music Business from Focal Press.

Paul Allen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University. Paul is also the author of Artist Management from Focal Press.

Amy Macy more

Gefen Extender for HDMI v1.3 Over One CAT-6a Cable Makes Extending HDTVs and Projectors at 1080p/60 Easy and Economical

Gefen Extender for HDMI v1.3 Over One CAT-6a CableCHATSWORTH, CA – Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of its improved version of the Extender for HDMI v1.3 over One CAT-6a cable.

This sender/receiver system delivers high definition video at 1080p full HD with up to 12 bit deep color support up to 175 feet (53m) in length using just one shielded CAT-6a cable. Resolutions at 1080i/60 can be extended even further up to 250 feet (76m). All HDMI v1.3 features are supported including lip sync audio, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio.

With this extender, installers can cut cable costs by half as previous solutions required the use of two CAT-5 cables to reach the same distance. WDisplays mounted on walls or projectors installed on the ceiling can receive their HDMI signal from a source located in a rack mounted more

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