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BenQ Redefines Portable Audio With treVolo — the World’s First Electrostatic Bluetooth(R) Speaker

Stylish New Speaker Delivers Unparalleled Highs and Accurate Bass to Let Music Take Flight for Up to Twelve Straight Hours

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Dec. 10, 2014 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned digital lifestyle solutions provider, today entered the audio market by introducing treVolo, the company’s first audiophile-grade Bluetooth(R) speaker. Designed to bring authentic audio experiences to any portable setting, treVolo allows enthusiasts to enjoy their favorite vocals the way they were intended to be heard. Featuring electrostatic speaker technology, a collapsible wing design, and bidirectional sound reproduction through three audio profile modes, the market’s newest game-changer allows today’s passionate music fans to enjoy soaring sound from any device. more

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Two New 4K Ultra HD Extenders from Gefen Offer Advanced Features and an Expanded Distance for Signal Delivery

Gefen today announced the addition of two new extension solutions. Both products use HDBaseT™ to deliver resolutions up to 4K with various methods of control supported. In addition, the maximum signal delivery range has been increased from 100 to 150 meters. Varying price points and control options differentiate the two solutions, offering installation options for audio/video integrators.

The 4K Ultra HD ELR-POL Extender w/RS-232, Ethernet and IR (EXT-UHD-CAT5-ELRPOL) delivers HDMI at 1080p full HD up to 150 meters over a single CAT-5 cable, an improvement of 50 meters over previous solutions. 4K UHD content is delivered up to 70 meters over a CAT-5 cable, or up to 100 meters over a CAT-6 cable. A 10/100BaseT Ethernet connection is provided on the receiver unit at the display side, allowing IP connectivity without additional hardware or cabling required. Gefen’s ELR (Extra Long Range) implementation of HDBaseT extends up to 7.1 channels of high bit rate, lossless digital audio formats with zero delay. RS-232 and bi-directional IR are transmitted along the same cable, offering convenient options to control source and display from both local and remote locations. POL (Power over Line) technology is employed to allow the installer to power either the sender or the receiver, streamlining cabling and hardware in the viewing environment. Advanced EDID management tools make for a simple installation and non-stop performance.

The Gefen ToolBox 4K Ultra HD ELR-POL Extender w/RS-232 and IR (GTB-UHD2IRS-ELRPOL-BLK) is a streamlined solution that delivers HDMI at 1080p full HD an extended range up to 150 meters over one CAT-5 cable. 4K UHD content can be sent up to 70 meters over a CAT-5 cable or up to 100 meters over a CAT-6 cable. In each instance, lossless digital audio formats, RS-232 and bi-directional IR are extended over the same cable. This solution also offers POL technology, eliminating the need for power at the viewing location.

Both extenders support 4K resolutions up to 3840×2160 @60Hz, 4:2:0 color space and 4096×2160 @24Hz with HDCP compliance and 3D pass-through. Locking power supplies ensure a snug connection for an unfailing performance. Surface mountable enclosures with small footprints allow for an easy installation.

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HARMAN’s dbx AFS2 Advanced Feedback Suppression™ Processor Now Shipping

AFS2_FrontSALT LAKE CITY, Utah – HARMAN’s dbx is now shipping its AFS2 Advanced Feedback Suppression Processor, designed to completely eliminate feedback from a PA system. The AFS2 is ideal for bands, DJs, live sound and fixed installation applications and offers a host of upgraded features including a Wizard auto-setup function, a completely re-designed Advanced Feedback Suppression module, and a large LCD display.

Successor to the popular AFS224, the AFS2 provides state-of-the-art feedback elimination, yet is simple to use, thanks to its one-button Wizard function that automates key setup parameters and walks the user through the configuration process. The AFS2 offers a full LCD display and 24 LED meters per channel for setup and monitoring. The AFS2 can be added to a system in minutes, thanks to its easy rear-panel connectivity and its optimized front panel .

The AFS2’s all-new DSP module takes dbx Advanced Feedback Suppression (AFS™) to an entirely new level. This new module provides for faster and more focused filter sets in both fixed and live mode. While 10- and 12-filter feedback-elimination processors are commonplace, the dedicated processor in the AFS2 provides up to 24 programmable filters per channel with filter Qs up to 1/80 of an octave. This level of extreme precision, previously available only in high-end processors, enables the AFS2 to zero in on the exact frequencies needed to attenuate feedback.

“The AFS2 is ideal for installs and live performances where feedback can be one of the most difficult things to deal with when setting up a PA system,” said Jason Kunz, Market Manager, Portable PA and Recording & Broadcast at HARMAN Signal Processing. “The AFS2 is simple to use, yet powerful and flexible enough for elaborate large-scale live sound systems.”

The dbx AFS2 Advanced Feedback Suppression Processor has a suggested retail price of $499.

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 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.

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Matrox at BVE 2015 — Product Preview

Video streaming and recording appliance, multi-camera recording app and 4K video monitoring card will be featured

At BVE 2015 (ExCel London, Feb. 24-26, stand J19), Matrox® Video will showcase the popular Monarch HD™ video streaming and recording appliance, the new VS4Recorder Pro™ multi-camera recording app and the Matrox Mojito™ 4K quad 3G-SDI, 4K video monitoring card for use with Adobe® Creative Cloud™.

Also on display will be the Matrox MicroQuad™ multiviewer, the Matrox Convert™ DVI Plus HD-SDI scan converter and the Matrox MC-100™ dual-SDI to HDMI mini converter.

Matrox Monarch HD is a small, easy-to-use H.264 encoder designed for professional video producers who need to simultaneously stream a live event and record a mastering-quality version for post-event editing. From any HDMI input source such as a camera or switcher, Matrox Monarch HD generates an H.264-encoded stream compliant with RTSP or RTMP protocol. While encoding the video at bitrates suitable for live streaming, Matrox Monarch HD simultaneously records a high-quality MP4 or MOV file to an SD card, a USB drive, or a network-mapped drive. The Monarch SDK, an HTTP-based API, includes documentation and sample code that let AV and broadcast equipment developers write applications to configure and control Monarch HD streaming capabilities, giving them a very straightforward way to include a high-quality webcasting service as part of their overall product offerings. Monarch HD can also be integrated with a Crestron® controller, which allows operators to easily start and stop streaming and recording from within the familiar Crestron interface.

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VS4Recorder Pro is designed for use with Matrox VS4™ quad HD capture cards. Each VS4Recorder Pro system frame-accurately captures up to four video and audio inputs to create files for use with popular editing apps from Adobe, Apple and Avid and for archiving. H.264 is provided in either MOV or MP4 wrappers. AVI files can be created using the high-quality Matrox MPEG 2 I-Frame codec. MOV QuickTime files can be created using DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO50 and DVCPRO HD. VS4Recorder Pro also functions as a multiviewer, offering pristine video quality even when monitoring interlaced sources on progressive computer monitors. VS4-based systems are also ideal for multi-camera live production streaming with Telestream® Wirecast® for Windows® or StudioCoast vMix software.

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Matrox Mojito 4K is a quad 3G-SDI, 4K video card for use with Adobe Creative Cloud professional video editing tools on Windows platforms. It provides 10-bit H.264 intra-frame rendering and enables realtime monitoring and output of video footage at resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 and at frame rates up to 60 fps (4Kp60). Users can ingest, edit, render and export in full 4K.

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About Matrox Video
Matrox Video is a technology and market leader in the field of 4K, HD and SD digital video hardware and software for accelerated H.264 encoding, realtime editing, audio/video input/output, streaming, A/V signal conversion, capture/playout servers, channel-in-a-box systems and CGs. Matrox’s Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of multi-screen content creation and delivery platforms used by broadcasters, telcos, cable operators, post-production facilities,
live event producers, videographers and A/V professionals worldwide. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit www.matrox.com/video.

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Yamaha NUAGE Less Of A “Grind” For Audio Post Facility

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—Grind Music and Sound is a professional audio post-production facility located in Los Angeles, California. Their specialty is sound design & mixing for adventure sports and documentary films and television. With two studios, one mix/sound design room and one composition/editorial room, the Company recently installed a Yamaha NUAGE Advanced Production DAW System purchased through Hollywood Sound Systems. Co-owners Michelle Garuik, who works mainly in the mix room, sound designing and mixing, and Sangtar Heer who writes in the composition/editorial room, use the NUAGE Room for his albums’ mix.

“We were researching DAW controllers and mixing consoles for the studio and first became aware of NUAGE through the Internet and magazine advertisements a year ago, which led us to the Yamaha Commercial Audio web site, states Garuik. Our first physical contact and demo with NUAGE was at AES in LA. Besides watching the public demonstrations at the Yamaha booth, we were given a private demo by Yamaha’s Marcel Mauceri.” The duo were introduced to John Conard from Hollywood Sound Systems, and the next week given an intensive demo with Hollywood Sounds audio tech, Brett Grossman, and Yamaha’s District Manager David Lees.

“NUAGE’s deep integration with Nuendo was an immediate draw for us, says Garuik. It is much more than faders, pan-pots and the usual four to five things you find on most controllers. Anything you need to do in Nuendo, you can access on NUAGE. Also, the fact that it is a Yamaha Commercial Audio product was another plus for us. Having mixed on Yamaha consoles in the past, we were already familiar with the build quality and support.”

The co-owners had been looking at consoles and DAW controllers for some time and nothing really fit all their needs until NUAGE. “The tactile surfaces give us so many solutions for our different ways of working, Garuik says. After mixing in the box for years, it is great to have instant access to deep features in Nuendo with just a touch of a button. It’s also nice to have different ways to perform tasks enabling us to work faster and more intuitively. The mixing integration with Nuendo is fantastic in speeding up our workflow. With project deadlines having faster and faster turnarounds, NUAGE lets us meet the demands of our partners and makes mixing even more fun.”

Garuik said the ability to store different setups for their individual project needs is a huge plus. Mixing a 5.1 television documentary has a very different setup than mixing a music album, and the ability to switch quickly and seamlessly between those setups was paramount in their decision. The pair has been using Nuendo daily since its inception, first introduced to it at AES in 2000 where their journey began with version 1.0, and using Cubase since the early 90’s.

With Garuik specializing in mixing action/adventure sports projects, some of Grind Music and Sound clients include: Red Bull, FOX Sports, CBS Sports, NBC Sports and Specialized Bicycles. “Our first television mix on NUAGE was for FOX Sports Training Day “Team Alpha Male” episode, and it went amazingly well.
Grind set up the system with assistance from Hollywood Sound’s Grossman on a Friday, spent Saturday programming quick keys and setting up their system preferences, and on Monday, mixed the 22-minute episode.

“The mix went very smoothly, and having access to 16 faders at once, really sped up mixing for me. The master unit rocker wheel was a dream to edit with; cleaning up edits was faster with less clicking. I was also very impressed with the monitoring integration of NUAGE and the I/O Nio500-A16 unit. The sound was impressively clear.”

In the first two weeks Grind has had their system, they have mixed two shows for FOX Sports, two National Parks educational videos, and a Specialized Bicycle promo. They are also mid-mix on an upcoming documentary for HBO.

“At the end of the day, I feel extremely comfortable on NUAGE, like I had been working on it for years.”

Heer is currently editing and mixing a live DVD concert video on NUAGE of his 2014 Punjabi Virsa North American tour.

For more information on Grind Music and Sound, visit www.grindinc.com.

For more information on Yamaha NUAGE, visit www.yamahaca.com.

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About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the sound reinforcement, touring, broadcast, commercial recording, and post-production markets with a complete line of digital mixers, amplifiers, speakers, processors, networking capabilities, and NUAGE Advanced Production DAW System. YCAS is also the official North American distributor for NEXO speaker products. With the new CIS Series that includes ceiling and surface mount speakers, mixer and power amplifiers, and matrix processors, the Company furthers is commitment to their commercial installation solutions customers. All market sectors receive comprehensive in-house/field product training, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.

Discover Video Introduces Next-Gen Video Delivery Platform – DEVOS 4

Discover Video today announced DEVOS 4, the next generation enterprise and Internet delivery platform. Building on the success of hundreds of existing corporate, government, and education customers, DEVOS 4 gives customers unparalleled organizational control in a comprehensive video delivery platform.

DEVOS 4 is a complete live and on-demand streaming server and media management portal that supports desktops, cell phones, tablets, Roku players, and smart-TVs.

“The market really appreciates our proposition,” said Rich Mavrogeanes, Discover Video CEO, “and our rapid growth illustrates it. With built-in live encoders for PCs, Macs, iPhones, and iPads, complete Digital Video Signage, Priority Alert, and with a world-class customizable user interface, we are very proud to be making a difference in our industry.”

DEVOS 4 allows content owners to organize their live and VoD content as they wish. With graphical drag-and-drop features, content can be instantly and easily organized into trees and branches, and every point on a tree has its own customizable landing page. Rights and privileges can be assigned to any user or content.

DEVOS supports a new line of HD software encoders, called Streamsie®. The ultra-easy Streamsie encoders support multiple video inputs as well as screen capture, and provide both video recording and live streaming. The video recording supports a much-desired “pause” function where a live recording can be paused and resumed, for example to skip a presentation break without having to later edit the video file.

Streamsie is available for Windows PC, Apple Mac, and for iPhone and iPad. DEVOS provisions Streamsie with credentials so that customers may install Streamsie without license worries or complexity on all computers and DEVOS controls simultaneous use. This breakthrough approach makes it possible for every student, employee, teacher, or even customer to have live and VoD production capabilities on multiple computers.

Clear-Com Ships New LQ Series

Clear-Com® announced today that it is now shipping the LQ series, a new family of connectivity devices for linking intercom and audio systems over LAN, WAN or IP networks. Based on Clear-Com’s patented I.V.-Core technology, LQ (formerly known as LINQ) provides the industry with the next step in intercom/audio linking technology.

New product family underlines Clear-Com’s continuing leadership in linking technology for connecting audio and communications systems over IP networks

As part of building a communications link, LQ utilizes the low latency audio CODEC OPUS, which features a range of different settings to provide high quality audio on the network bandwidth available. This means that the LQ Series can be used for intercom conversation, networked music performances and for audio signals that need to betransported between different facilities. The compact LQ throw-down devices enable connections of 2-wire partyline with call signaling and 4-wire audio over LAN, WAN or Internet IP infrastructures. The LQ Series has a 2-wire (LQ-2W2) or 4-wire (LQ-4W2) option. The LQ-2W2 is both Clear-Com and RTS TW compatible. A maximum of six LQ IP interfaces can be linked together in any 2- or 4-wire combination.1_LQ

Stephen Sandford, Product Manager, Clear-Com, said, “Since its introduction at IBC 2014 the LQ series has generated a great deal of interest from users that want to expand their remote communications quickly and easily. Clear-Com’s long-standing development of IP-based solutions gives our users the advantage of tried and trusted technology in this important area.”

Extron Now Shipping TeamWork “Show Me” Cable Retraction Modules

Extron Retractor SMExtron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Retractor SM “Show Me” cable retraction modules for the company’s popular TeamWork Collaboration System. Available Retractor SM modules provide the user interface for HDMI, DisplayPort, or VGA sources. Operation is simple and intuitive. Extend the “Show Me” cable, connect it to your source device, and press the “Share” button to share your content on the main presentation display. At the end of the collaboration session, cables retract with the press of a button, ready for use by the next collaboration team. Retractor SM modules can be installed into most Extron Cable Cubby Series/2 cable access enclosures using our expanded line of mounting kits. more

DVIGear Launches Single-Fiber 4K Optical Extenders

Compact Extenders Deliver Immense Value for System Integrators

Marietta, Georgia    December 8, 2014  –  DVIGear, a leading manufacturer of digital connectivity products, has launched its models DVI-7313 and DVI-7314, the highest value single-fiber optical extenders on the market.  These powerful, yet compact extenders support 4K / 30p resolution signals up to 1.2 miles and are targeted for professional AV system installations and rental & staging applications.

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Extends 4K Signals Over Extreme Distances

DVIGear’s DVI-7313 and DVI-7314 are high performance 4K Optical Extenders that transmit high resolution DVI / HDMI signals over extreme distances using a single fiber optic cable. These extenders support HDMI v1.4 (non-HDCP) signals with resolutions up to 4K (4096×2160 / 30p) over cable distances up to 1640 ft. (DVI-7313) and up to 1.2 miles (DVI-7314).

These extenders are similarly priced as other extension technologies (such as HDBaseT™) while providing flawless optical performance at much greater distances. The DVI-7313 supports Multi-Mode optical fiber, while the DVI-7314 supports both Multi-Mode and Single-Mode fiber optic cable.

Cutting-Edge Fiber Optic Technology

Most single-fiber optical extenders transmit signals over multiple optical wavelengths, which can suffer from chromatic dispersion over long cable runs.  To avoid this issue, these extenders employ a cutting-edge, high-speed SerDes that combines the DVI / HDMI signal channels into a single uncompressed 10.3 Gbps bit stream.  This enables the optical transmission of the signal over a single optical wavelength, which provides increased signal fidelity, stability and flawless image quality, regardless of cable length.

Custom Fiber Optic Cable

DVIGear’s custom length fiber optic cables may be used with these extenders to maximize extension distance and system performance. Integrators and designers can select from a wide range of options including: Single-Mode, Multi-Mode (OM3), or Multi-Mode (OM4) at any cable length up to 10 km. Other options such as multiple terminated strands, breakout length, and pulling eye are also available.

These features make the DVI-7313 and DVI-7314 ideal choices for forward-looking system designers and integrators who want to future-proof their AV systems with robust 4K capable optical extension. They can be used in a wide range of digital display applications including rental & staging events, auditoriums, hotels, churches and other demanding environments. The suggested list price for the DVI-7313 is $698.00/pair, whereas the DVI-7314 is $798.00/pair. Both extender sets are available now for immediate delivery.

About DVIGear

Founded in 1999, DVIGear (www.dvigear.com) is a leading supplier of Digital Connectivity Solutions for a wide range of professional display applications.  Located in Marietta, Georgia, DVIGear offers an extensive portfolio of high performance digital video distribution products including:  Digital Matrix Routing Switchers, Splitters, Extenders, Converters, Scalers, as well as long-length copper and optical cables.

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Contact: Joseph Barbier  /  770.421.6699  /  joseph@dvigear.com
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Pexip(R) Infinity Now Embedded Within Microsoft(R) Outlook(R) Using Covene Cohesion Scheduling Module

Cohesion Platform Simplifies Videoconferencing Scheduling and Management by Adding One-Click Outlook(R) Integration for Pexip(R) Infinity

OSLO, Norway — Dec. 4, 2014 — Pexip(R), a leading innovator in scalable, distributed videoconferencing software, today announced that technology partner Covene, a Midwest-based unified communications and collaboration (UCC) consulting firm, has launched the Covene Cohesion Platform, which introduces Microsoft(R) Outlook(R) integration. Available as an optional extension to Pexip Infinity, the Cohesion Platform further simplifies the market’s most comprehensive face-to-face communications solution by bringing users incredibly easy meeting scheduling capabilities within Outlook at a minimal cost. more

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