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Extron Announces Two Input XTP Wallplate Transmitter for Digital and Analog Signals

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the XTP T UWP 302, a two-input XTP wallplate transmitter that provides the convenience of connecting local source devices at a wall or other locations including a lectern or floor box. This XTP transmitter mounts into a standard three-gang junction box, and sends HDMI or RGBHV video, audio, and control up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a single CATx cable. It is HDCP-compliant and supports computer-video to 1920×1200, including HDTV 1080p/60 Deep Color and 2K. For simplified integration, the XTP T UWP 302 features automatic switching between inputs with selectable prioritization, and can be powered over the same CATx cable. The XTP T UWP 302 is designed for use in XTP Systems for signal distribution and long-distance transmission between remote endpoints. more

DVEO Announces Eight New Products for TelcoVision 2013 – Including VOD Server, 20 Channel Ad Inserter, Multichannel Telco Oriented Adaptive Transcoder, and More

Mamba DIG/IP

Portable Dual Input SDI/HD-SDI to IP Streamer/Encoder with Touch Panel Control – Mamba DIG/IP

San Diego, California — October 11, 2013 — DVEO, the broadcast division of Computer Modules, Inc. (CMI), will feature numerous innovative new products at TelcoVision 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 24-25, in booth 613.

DVEO products at the show will include:
1. VOD (Video on Demand) Server and Live Media Distributor – Reality Anytime IP IP: TELCO™
2. Multichannel Telco Oriented Adaptive Transcoder – MultiStreamer Brutus™ IV IP/IP: TELCO
3. 20 Channel Ads, Graphics, Text and EAS Inserter – Ad Serter Telco IP/IP 20ch™
4. Portable Dual Input SDI/HD-SDI Live Streaming & Encoding Appliance with Touch Panel Control – Mamba™ DIG/IP
5. Transport Stream Multiviewer and Monitoring System – IP Check™
6. IP Video Traffic Shaping Technology for Optimal Video Over Public Internet – DOZERbox™
7. IP Unicast to Multicast Converter and HLS Repackager – Proxicaster IP/IP™
8. Scheduled Playout Server with IP In and Out – Infinity Streamer™ (mini) .5T/50ch

1. VOD (Video on Demand) Server and Live Media Distributor – Reality Anytime IP IP: TELCO
Ideal for small to mid-sized Telco TV IPTV distribution, the Reality Anytime IP IP Telco ingests “pre groomed” (pre formatted) live streams, adds correct wrappers and containers, and serves these new files along with VOD Files (500+) via IP. It delivers live and/or recorded streams on an on-demand basis to over 1,000 simultaneous users. More users can be supported with optional Intel® Solid-State Drives. The system is also recommended for stadiums, universities, hotels, cruise ships, churches, etc.

2. Multichannel Telco Oriented Adaptive Transcoder – MultiStreamer Brutus IV IP/IP: TELCO
Designed for Telco TV, IPTV, OTT, broadcast, and mobile TV, the MultiStreamer Brutus IV IP/IP: TELCO is a multichannel transcoder, streamer and scaler. It transcodes both SD and HD streams from MPEG-2 to H.264 or H.264 to MPEG-2. Typical real time transcodes benchmarks include 80 SD streams, 40 each 720p streams, and 20 each 1080p/i streams. The system is built on a reliable 4 x 8 Core — 32 cores — Intel® Sandy Bridge CPU. Audio support includes AAC, Ogg Vorbis, MPEG-1 Layer II, optional MP3, and/or optional “SurCode for Dolby Digital” AC-3.

3. 20 Channel Ads, Graphics, Text and EAS Inserter – Ad Serter Telco IP/IP 20ch
DVEO’s enterprise class Ad Serter Telco IP/IP 20ch is a real time, broadcast quality, high density, text, live graphics, EAS, or video clips inserter. It stores, inserts, splices, or overlays scheduled or signal driven video ads, graphics, logos, video clips, writable slates, or text anywhere on the SD or HD live stream with any degree of transparency. It is also an Ad Server: it stores ads on the local disk and plays them on a trigger or on a schedule. The system simultaneously processes up to 20 SD streams, or 10 720p streams, or 71080p streams.

Recently this system was deployed at a major cable company to originate important messages to the entire subscriber base. It is also available with optional SDI input and output or ASI input and output.

4. Portable Dual Input SDI/HD-SDI Live Streaming & Encoding Appliance with Touch Panel Control – Mamba DIG/IP
The compact Mamba DIG/IP is an SDI/HD-SDI live encoder/streamer with one or two HD-SDI inputs. The output is one HD and three SD H.264 streams with different profiles. It features an LCD touch screen for monitoring and front panel controls. It can also be remotely managed from anywhere via the public internet. Only 12.25 inches long and 8.25 inches wide, the Mamba is ideal for electronic news gathering, streaming live video from events, concerts, sporting events, and corporate training. Optional versions are available for a single HDMI input or 4 analog (composite) inputs, instead of SDI/HD-SDI inputs.

5. Transport Stream Multiviewer and Monitoring System – IP Check
The IP Check is a multi-view IP transport stream monitoring system for viewing, monitoring, and logging errors such as video freezes, black screens, loss of video, loss of audio, loss of subtitles and audio levels. It automates monitoring and error diagnosis at digital headends at both teleports and cable system master control rooms. The IP Check provides a real time overview of multiple services coming from multiple transport streams. It accepts up to 20 HD and 50 SD video programs in a single unit. The IP transport streams can be MPEG-2 or H.264. The system includes support for audio alarms, SNMP, email alerts, etc.

6. IP Video Traffic Shaping Technology for Optimal Video Over Public Internet – DOZERbox IP IP
The DOZERbox IP IP offers dependable distribution of MPEG-2 or H.264 SPTS or MPTS transport streams over average quality internet backbones. Typically sold in pairs, the DOZERbox gateways enable Telco TV providers and IPTV operators to improve their video distribution over the public internet. Customers in the USA use Dozer technology to import video content from Greece, Iraq, Colombia, and Bangladesh – with no packet loss or video freezes, and lower latency.

Based on the Intel® NUC, the newest DOZERbox is just over four and a half inches wide. It is also available in a 1RU version — the DOZERbox R — and as a software application to add on to DVEO’s encoder and gateway appliances — the Media Dozer: LIC.

7. IP Unicast to Multicast Converter and HLS Repackager – Proxicaster IP/IP
Designed for Telco stream protocol adaption, IPTV multicasting, or HLS repackaging, the Proxicaster IP/IP is an IP Unicast to Multicast Converter and HLS repackager for moving streams more efficiently in private and public networks. It receives unicast or multicast IP transport streams and multicasts them over an IP Network to many different computers. This unit also works well as a stream repackager that chunks transport streams to HLS. It supports 80 streams of 5 Mbps each or any combination of bitrates up to 400 Mbps aggregate.

8. Scheduled Playout Server with IP In and Out – Infinity Streamer (mini) .5T/50ch
Ideal for video hosting, the Infinity Streamer is a multichannel media capture and playout server for continuous streaming. The system plays content via playlist or single file on a schedule. It streams multiple output protocols from the on board .5 TB hard drive. The Infinity Streamer outputs up to 50 IP streams at the same time, with different bit rates and wrappers for each stream. Telco operators can create their own 50 “streaming” web channels with 50 different programs or content playing on a preset schedule.

“We are excited to be showing leading edge products at TelcoVision,” said Laszlo Zoltan, Vice President of DVEO. “We’ve developed our systems with lots of options to meet the needs of our Telco TV customers. And we are very open to customizing our products.”

DVEO, Ad Serter Telco IP/IP 20ch, DOZERbox, Infinity Streamer, IP Check, Mamba DIG/IP, Mamba HDMI/IP, Mamba CVBS/IP, MultiStreamer Brutus, Proxicaster IP/IP, and Reality Anytime IP IP Telco are trademarks of Computer Modules, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

Supplemental Information for Press Release

Suggested Retail Prices:
Ad Serter Telco IP/IP 20ch (SD only): $15,995 U.S.
DOZERbox IP IP: $1,500 U.S. each, typically sold in pairs
DOZERbox IP IP R: $2,500 U.S. each, typically sold in pairs
Media Dozer: LIC: $1,000 to $1,500 U.S. each
Infinity Streamer (mini) .5T/50ch: $4,995 U.S.
IP Check: $7,995 U.S.
Mamba DIG/IP – Dual SDI/HD-SDI Inputs, IP Out: $5,995 U.S.
Mamba HDMI/IP – Single HDMI Input, IP Out: $5,895 U.S.
Mamba CVBS/IP – 4 Composite Video Inputs, IP Out: $5,995 U.S.
MultiStreamer Brutus IV IP/IP Telco: $23,995 U.S.
Proxicaster IP/IP: $3,495 U.S.
Reality Anytime IP IP Telco: $6,995 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 TelcoVision
TelcoVision, formerly TelcoTV, is the industry’s largest conference and expo focused on broadband network service providers. Produced by UBM Tech and NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association – this annual event provides independent broadband network service providers across North America, with fast, actionable strategies to enhance the monetization of their investments in the face of increasing competition and decreasing government support. For over a decade TelcoVision has been the forum for network operators and builders, equipment vendors and content providers to connect with their peers and share best practices. The event is hosted and led by the industry’s recognized experts delivering the latest critical business, technology and regulatory insights, along with opportunities to grow business and partnerships.

Extron Now Shipping Media Presentation Switcher with DTP Extension

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the MPS 602, a simple-to-use, six input media presentation switcher for digital and analog sources. It offers digital video switching with three HDCP-compliant HDMI inputs and one DTP 230 twisted pair input, and analog video switching with two RGB inputs that are digitized for distribution to the digital outputs. For increased flexibility, the MPS 602 includes a DTP 230 twisted pair output and an HDMI output that are switch-selectable. The DTP 230 input and output extend video, audio, and bidirectional control signals to DTP 230 transmitters and receivers, each over a single CATx cable up to 230 feet (70 meters). The MPS 602 also includes several audio switching and processing features, available power amplification, plus flexible control options for complete switching and distribution with local and remote display support. The MPS 602 is available in three models: a non-amplified version with a variable preamp output, the MPS 602 SA that adds a stereo 4/8 ohm power amplifier, and the MPS 602 MA with a mono 70 volt amplifier. more

ALTINEX ANNOUNCES VP500-102 UNIVERSAL DIGITAL SCALAR

**** Photo: Altinex VP500-102 Universal Digital Scalar ****

Brea, CA – October 2013… Altinex, the leading manufacturer of Signal Management Solutions®, is pleased to announce the introduction of the VP500-102 Universal Digital Scalar. The new VP500-102 is the ideal solution for scaling HDMI sources—HDTV or PC resolution—to an alternative HDMI resolution (HDTV or PC). As a device that is fully HDMI and HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) compliant, the new VP500-102 is perfect for the incorporation of sources where resolution and/or resolution type requires conversion. A simple on-screen display (OSD) enables the user to configure the device with simplicity—making this an ideal tool that technology / AV managers at conference centers, hotels, and in the education market won’t want to be without. more

Digital Rapids’ New StreamZ Live 4000EX Advanced Multiscreen Encoder Wins STAR Award

October 1, 2013 — Passfield, UK: Digital Rapids – the trusted provider of innovative media transformation and workflow solutions for bringing video to wider audiences — announced today that the company’s new StreamZ Live 4000EX encoder for advanced live and linear multiscreen applications was honored with a 2013 STAR Award, given by the editorial staff of TV Technology Europe magazine at the 2013 IBC Conference and Exhibition.

Part of the newest generation of Digital Rapids’ StreamZ Live encoder family, the recently-released StreamZ Live 4000EX builds on the unsurpassed quality, multi-format flexibility and robust reliability of the StreamZ Live series with enhanced fault-tolerant redundancy, increased performance and expanded control capabilities for premium live and linear multiscreen encoding applications from over-the-top (OTT) services and IPTV head-ends to high-profile live event streaming. more

ALTINEX AV SOLUTIONS PROVIDE BACKBONE FOR NEW TRAINING FACILITY AT HORRY GEORGETOWN TECHNICAL COLLEGE

**** Photo: William Jacocks ****

Conway, SC – September 2013… With three campuses, Horry Georgetown Technical College is a leading South Carolina educational institution offering more than 80 associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs, as well as a diverse and rapidly-expanding list of corporate and business training options through its Workforce Development Division. To maintain its cutting-edge reputation, the college recently completed a state-of-the-art training facility at its Conway campus and, as part of the sophisticated setup that facilitates a wide range of signal access, conversion, and switching capabilities, the new space employs a variety of connectivity solutions from Brea, CA-based Altinex. more

Digital Rapids Unleashes StreamZ Live 4000EX Advanced Multiscreen Encoder

Powerful new encoder for premium live and linear applications now shipping, making European trade show debut at IBC 2013

September 11, 2013 — IBC 2013, Amsterdam, Stand 7.F33: Digital Rapids –- the trusted provider of innovative media transformation and workflow solutions for bringing video to wider audiences — today announced the immediate availability of the new StreamZ Live 4000EX encoder for advanced live and linear multiscreen applications. Part of Digital Rapids’ newest generation of the highly-acclaimed StreamZ Live encoder family, the StreamZ Live 4000EX will also make its European trade show debut at the IBC 2013 exhibition in Amsterdam.

The StreamZ Live 4000EX builds on the unsurpassed quality, multi-format flexibility and robust reliability of the StreamZ Live family with enhanced fault-tolerant redundancy, increased performance and expanded control capabilities for premium live and linear multiscreen encoding applications from over-the-top (OTT) services and IPTV head-ends to high-profile live event streaming.

The StreamZ Live 4000EX offers rich adaptive streaming format support to reach audiences across the broadest range of devices and platforms. Streams can be output in multiple formats simultaneously with encodes shareable across differing encapsulations for outstanding processing efficiency. Independent management of each output provides exceptional control. Output profiles can be started, stopped, added and removed separately without interrupting other concurrent outputs.

Designed to be flexible and future-proof, the StreamZ Live 4000EX is built on the powerful software architecture of the Kayak technology platform and can be easily upgraded to support new features, formats and technologies. Meanwhile, the robust new hardware platform bolsters fault tolerance with multiple network interfaces and redundant inputs, outputs and power supplies. Multiple StreamZ Live encoders can be combined with the scalable Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager management software for multi-channel automation, scheduling, monitoring and failover.

The StreamZ Live 4000EX is one of three new models being introduced in the StreamZ Live family. The StreamZ Live 8000EX integrated encoder simplifies the convergence of core television and multi-platform streaming operations with simultaneous encoding for broadcast, cable or satellite television (H.264 or MPEG-2) and adaptive bit rate encoding for multiscreen streaming — all in a single 1RU encoder. The new StreamZ Live 6000EX delivers the same robust, premium-quality broadcast encoding capabilities as its sibling 8000EX in a tailored configuration for dedicated linear broadcast, cable and satellite TV applications.

“Watching live and linear content across a broad selection of devices is now firmly ingrained in consumers’ viewing habits, and their expectations of the quality and reliability of those viewing experiences are higher than ever before,” said Tony Huang, Senior Product Manager, Broadcast and Live at Digital Rapids. “The StreamZ Live 4000EX enables content owners and service providers to exceed their audience’s expectations while providing a flexible platform that can easily adapt as market trends and technologies evolve.”

The complete range of Digital Rapids solutions will be showcased in booth number 7.F33 at the IBC 2013 exhibition in Amsterdam. For more information about Digital Rapids, please visit www.digitalrapids.com.

About Digital Rapids Corporation — Digital Rapids provides market-leading content transformation and workflow solutions that empower the world’s leading media organizations to reach wider audiences more efficiently, more effectively and more profitably. Recipients of more than two dozen prestigious awards for company and product excellence, Digital Rapids combines innovative technology with proven expertise and visionary insight to help our customers expand their audiences, increase their revenues, and reduce their costs. Digital Rapids Corporation (www.digitalrapids.com) is headquartered in Ontario, Canada with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Australia and Argentina.

ST. JUDE THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH THRIVES WITH LECTROSONICS

** Photo: Jason Martin, TSG’s Aspen system programmer **

Baton Rouge, LA – September 2013… In the fall of 2009, St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church embarked on an ambitious campaign “To Build a Future of Hope!” Among its various directives was the complete renovation of the church. Recognizing the importance of delivering a high level of speech intelligibility and music reproduction to the congregation, the church recently completed installation of a new sound reinforcement system—and at the heart of that system is audio processing and wireless microphone technology from Rio Rancho, NM-based Lectrosonics. more

Extron Scaling Receiver for XTP Systems Now Shipping

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the XTP SR HDMI, an HDCP-compliant scaling receiver that accepts HDMI, DVI, RGB, HD component video, and standard definition video signals from XTP devices. The receiver provides selectable output rates up to 1920×1200, including HDTV 1080p/60 and 2K, to scale the video to the optimal output resolution for the display. In addition to high performance video, it accepts audio, bidirectional RS-232 and IR, and Ethernet for transmission up to 330 feet (100 m) over a single CATx cable. Its many integrator-friendly features, including Key Minder, EDID Minder, picture controls, on-screen menus, audio controls, and internal test patterns, help streamline installation. The features and capabilities of the XTP SR HDMI make it ideal for XTP Systems that require precise and reliable scaling of video to digital displays. more

Digital Rapids StreamZ Live Encoders Power Streaming in the Studio and On the Road for nobeo

Production services provider relies on award-winning live encoders in-house and in the new @-car production vehicle

August 28, 2013 — Passfield, United Kingdom: Digital Rapids –- the trusted provider of innovative media transformation and workflow solutions for bringing video to wider audiences — announced today that German production services provider nobeo GmbH has deployed Digital Rapids’ StreamZ Live adaptive streaming encoders for live streaming production both within nobeo’s studios and in the field with nobeo’s new @-car compact production vehicle.

Based in Hurth, Germany, nobeo provides studio production, outside production and post production services, including a fleet of mobile control units and HD outside broadcasting vans. With the development of the new @-car compact production vehicle, nobeo also offers high-quality broadcasting for event and business TV plus live online streaming.

One StreamZ Live encoder is deployed in the @-car for live productions from the field, with additional StreamZ Live units in nobeo’s dedicated Internet TV studios for producing live online shows. The encoders transform live high definition source feeds into multiple output streams in a variety of resolutions, bit rates and formats for live OTT delivery as well as creating VoD assets. The most recent systems were acquired through Digital Rapids reseller sono.

“The Digital Rapids systems meet our expectations perfectly and are straightforward to use. In live situations in particular, it is extremely important to be able to rely on the technical components fully and entirely,” said Guido Amann, CTO at nobeo GmbH. “Alongside the technological benefits, it is worth highlighting the excellent support we have received. We wish more products were like this — being simple to use and accompanied by excellent support from the manufacturer.”

“A rapidly growing number of outside broadcast service providers are capitalising on the audience-expanding opportunities of multiscreen delivery and producing dedicated online and mobile experiences directly in the field,” said Clive Vickery, Managing Director, EMEA and Asia at Digital Rapids. “The unmatched flexibility, comprehensive feature set and robust reliability of our StreamZ Live encoders make them ideal for meeting the rigorous demands of live on-site production environments, and we’re pleased that nobeo has chosen our solutions for their operations both in-studio and in the field.”

StreamZ Live encoders provide superior quality, outstanding reliability and flexible, multiscreen output format support for audience-expanding live streaming applications. Powering applications from online and mobile video to over-the-top (OTT) services and IPTV, StreamZ Live’s rich output capabilities and adaptive streaming support are ideal for capitalising on today’s lucrative multi-screen content distribution opportunities, allowing content and rights owners to reach viewers on devices from tablets and mobile phones to game consoles, PCs and ‘smart’ TVs.


The complete range of Digital Rapids solutions will be showcased in booth number 7.F33 at the IBC 2013 exhibition in Amsterdam. For more information about Digital Rapids, please visit www.digitalrapids.com.

About Digital Rapids Corporation — Digital Rapids provides market-leading content transformation and workflow solutions that empower the world’s leading media organizations to reach wider audiences more efficiently, more effectively and more profitably. Recipients of more than two dozen prestigious awards for company and product excellence, Digital Rapids combines innovative technology with proven expertise and visionary insight to help our customers expand their audiences, increase their revenues, and reduce their costs. Digital Rapids Corporation (www.digitalrapids.com) is headquartered in Ontario, Canada with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Australia and Argentina.

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