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Revolabs to Facilitate Distribution of Yamaha YVC-1000 UC Microphone and Speaker System in North America and Europe

SUDBURY, Mass. — Dec. 4, 2014 — Revolabs(R) today announced that the Yamaha YVC-1000 unified communications (UC) microphone and speaker system will be available through all of its certified sales channels in North America and Europe beginning January 2015. The UC solution is Yamaha’s first since the company’s acquisition of Revolabs earlier this year. more

FSR Now Shipping HDBaseT 70 Meter Ultra Slim Transmitter/Receiver Set

NEW HDMI MODULES OFFER EASE OF INSTALLATION AND SPACE RESTRICTION SOLUTIONS

Woodland Park, NJ — FSR, an Adopter Member of the HDBaseT Alliance (http://www.HDBaseT.org/), and a leading manufacturer of a wide variety of infrastructure products for the audio/video, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, has announced that its new HD-H70-SP HDBaseT Extender Set is now shipping. Jan Sandri, company president, made the announcement from headquarters located in Woodland, Park, NJ.

The HD-H70-SP HDBaseT HDMI transmitter and receiver modules, which were previewed at the 2014 InfoComm show earlier this year, are easy to install and ultra slim, making them a perfect fit for projects where space is a serious consideration. The extenders are ideal for digital signage, control centers, conference rooms, schools, and corporate training environments, as well as home and office settings. The set transmits uncompressed full HD digital HDMI video, audio and IR & RS-232 control signals up to 70 meters via a single CAT-5e / CAT-6 / CAT-6A / CAT-7 cable. Input resolutions include 4k (2160p 30 hz.), 1080P, 1080i, 720P, 576P, 480P, 576i and 480i.

“As always, FSR is constantly working to add more features and functionality to our existing products, as well as extending our various product lines with new offerings that give industry professionals the solutions they need,” says Sandri. “Our new HDBaseT Extender systems are feature packed, offering our customers a variety of models that are capable of transmitting full HD 1080p / 4K video (2160p 30 hz.), HD audio, bi-directional IR, and RS-232 control signals and power over one CAT-6A cable. Our 100 meter units will also include Ethernet, Audio De-embedding, and analog input switching on various models as well. Essentially, the units allow a variety of AV signal and control signals to be sent over ordinary (inexpensive) CAT-6a cable. All of the control and AV signals can be handled by one cable run.”

Powered from a single power supply via bi-directional PoE, the extenders can control the source from the display’s location or vice versa via the IR pass-through or bi-directional RS-232 control functions. The compact unit measures 5.3” wide x 3.0” long x 0.6” high. The package ships with a transmitter, receiver, power supply, 4 mounting ears, 2 IR emitter cables and 2 IR receiver cables.

About FSR
FSR, established in 1981, manufactures a wide variety of signal management and infrastructure solutions for the audio / video, datacom, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, including floor, wall, table, and ceiling connectivity boxes, as well as a full line of interfaces, distribution amplifiers, matrix switchers, seamless switchers and HDBaseT & CAT-X signal delivery solutions.

The company is an Energy Star Partner and complies with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to demonstrate its deep commitment to preserving the planet. FSR offers live 24/7 technical and sales support throughout the country from expertly trained technicians and sales representatives. For more information: www.fsrinc.com.

FSR Contact: Jan Sandri
973-785-4347 • sales@fsrinc.com
Press Contact: Desert Moon Public Relations & Advertising
Harriet Diener
845-512-8283 • mailto:harriet@desertmoon.tv

Pro Sound Effects Releases Expansion 2 Library

62 GB of Ambiences, Impulse Responses and Production Elements

New York, NY – Pro Sound Effects®, the next level sound library company, has released the Expansion 2 library – 2,721 royalty-free sound effects (62 GB) of indoor & outdoor ambiences, impulse responses, new production elements, and sports recordings. Developed with user feedback as an enhancement to Pro Sound Effects Hybrid Library the Expansion 2 provides critical utility backgrounds and design elements for cutting edge film, game, television, radio and audio post production.

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“Expansion 2 marks the second enhancement we’ve made to our Hybrid Library line,” commented Douglas Price Founder & President of Pro Sound Effects. “Our team’s collaboration with current Hybrid Library owners was critical in determining what sounds and metadata structures would yield maximum utility and value. After three years of the Hybrid Library program, we’re more committed than ever to supporting freelancers and independent media creators with accessible pricing for big library features.”

Expansion 2 Key Features:

● 62 GB delivered on 64 GB USB 3.0 custom flash drive
● 2,721 sound effects including 1,332 hand-picked ambiences, impulse responses, new production elements and sports sound effects
● Masterful Metadata for fast, pinpoint searching
● 100% Royalty-Free
● Developed with feedback from Hybrid Library owners
● 50 download credits to Online Library
● Available by Application Only
● $2500 in value for only $500 through December 31st 2014 (reg. price $750)

View Expansion 2 Audio Demos, Metadata and Full Features

In addition, Soundminer search software is available as an optional Add-On to provide seamless DAW integration right out-of-the-box.

About Pro Sound Effects:
Pro Sound Effects® curates and delivers the Next Level sound effects library for media producers worldwide. The Pro Sound Effects Library is 220,000+ royalty-free sounds effects available both online and on hard drive. The Library spans the entire sonic spectrum and is continually updated. Founded in 2004, Pro Sound Effects is relied upon by top freelancers and big media production companies worldwide.

Shell Theatre Streamlines Dance and Music with HARMAN’s Soundcraft Vi6 Console

Scraft_ShellTheatreFORT SASKATCHEWAN, Canada – As the in-house audio operator for Shell Theatre, which recently acquired a HARMAN Soundcraft Vi6 digital console, Norah Seed is certainly well-equipped to handle the venue’s exciting variety of live programming. The 538-seat performing arts space accommodates numerous dance recitals, musicals, and Christmas productions throughout the year, while maintaining its own self-produced Season Series consisting of professional acts from around the world and local acts from the region.

Owned and operated by the City of Fort Saskatchewan as part of the Dow Centennial Centre and the Sherritt Cultural Pavilion, the Shell Theatre attracts many North American touring artists, with an emphasis on Canadian talent. When Seed first arrived at this venue, she used her 25 years of audio technician experience to learn a new digital console that provided a simple and effective way to mix each show and continues to meet or exceed various client needs.

“I’ve had experience with other consoles, but since I’m new to this venue, I’m grateful to have an easy console to work with,” said Seed. “I like the way it can be set up, as I can have as many auxiliaries and matrices I need for every file; all the gains and high pass filters are exactly where you expect it to be, and the EQ functions are flexible. Everything is in a logical place and it all makes sense.”

Many racks of outboard equipment were stored away immediately after the Shell Theatre acquired the Vi6, completing the transition from analog to digital. As the EQ, gates, compressors and reverb units collect dust underneath the stage, the Soundcraft console’s color-coded FaderGlowTM lighting and its widescreen Vistonics II™ interface illuminate the now de-cluttered space.

“I love the color-coded lighting on the faders and the Vistonics widescreen,” said Seed. “The interface is intuitive for whatever I want to do, such as EQ-ing the vocals instantly, rather than touching three buttons to get there. The illuminated and color coded faders are just handy to indicate which feature you are editing and for operating in a dark theatre environment.”

“The Vi6 combines the best of both digital and analog, because it allows me to mix quickly while having all those digital features,” Seed concluded. “Not only does it make my life easier, it also sounds great.”

For more information on the Shell Theatre, please visit www.shelltheatre.ca

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 Adds Console Display Support for Matrox Mura MPX-based Video Walls

Matrox P690 graphics cards are validated for use with Mura MPX capture and display cards so system monitoring, video wall layout management, and other applications can run locally, without affecting the video wall’s appearance

Matrox® Graphics today announced that Matrox P690 PCIe x16 and Matrox P690 Plus LP PCIe x16 graphics cards have been validated for use alongside Mura™ MPX-based video wall controllers to power up to four independent console displays. Clients benefit from the extra displays, powered by the same system, to run system diagnostics, wall layout control, and other applications locally without disturbing content on their video walls.

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“System builders and integrators will appreciate the extra flexibility that independent console displays provide to manage walls, perform maintenance and run diagnostics behind the scenes,” said Helgi Sigurdsson, product manager, Matrox Graphics. “The field-proven Matrox hardware is easy to install within a single, high-density, low-footprint system and stable drivers for Mura and P690 cards are included in the same download package to simplify installations. And what’s more, free Matrox PowerDesk™ software helps configure the complete display set-up, easily enabling practical console displays beside impressive video walls.”

Read the article “Add a Console Display to Your Matrox Mura MPX-based Video Wall” to learn more.

See Matrox Mura MPX-based video walls in action at upcoming tradeshows including ISE (Amsterdam, Feb. 10–12, stand 11-F68) and DSE (Las Vegas, Mar.11–12, booth 1645).

About Matrox Mura MPX video wall controller boards
Matrox Mura MPX Series capture and display boards feature flexible inputs and high-quality outputs allowing AV integrators, system builders and equipment manufacturers to easily and cost-effectively build high-density video wall controller systems supporting custom video walls with up to 56 inputs and outputs. Exceptional-quality scaling, switching, and compositing of source content including HDCP feeds are easily managed through intuitive software control options including Matrox MuraControl™, third-party software and simple integration with existing AV control systems. Rich transitions and eye-catching effects can be applied to both recorded and live content using the latest Mura Network API — a platform that software developers have used to build their own powerful video wall control solutions for Mura-based video walls.

About Matrox Graphics Inc.
Matrox Graphics is a global manufacturer of reliable, high-quality ASICs, boards, appliances, and software. Backed by in-house design expertise and dedicated customer support, Matrox products deliver stellar capture, extension, distribution, and display. Engineering high-quality products since 1976, Matrox technology is trusted by professionals and partners worldwide. Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit www.matrox.com/graphics.

Gotham ‘Conquers’ HBO Mini-Series With Yamaha QL/Rio Assist

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—HBO’s miniseries Show Me A Hero from The Wire co-creator David Simon, is based on a non-fiction book by Lisa Belkin. The six-hour mini stars Oscar Isaac as Nick Wasicsko, the youngest big-city mayor in the nation, who finds himself thrust into the center of a racial controversy when a federal court orders him to build a small number of low-income housing units in the white neighborhoods of his town, Yonkers, New York during 1988-1992. His attempt to do so tears the city apart, paralyzes the municipal government and, ultimately, destroys his political future.

Gotham Sound and Communications in New York City was brought in to augment the audio production using a new Yamaha QL5 Series Digital Console and Rio1608-D input/output box. “We recreated many meetings in the City Council Chamber, during which there were large heckling crowds hurling insults at the Mayor and Council, states Frank Stettner, production sound mixer for the show. The Mayor and Council all had microphones in front of them that we wanted to make practical to cover their scripted dialog.”

The heckling crowd consists of five different scripted hecklers plus a yelling crowd. “My normal setup is an 8-channel Cooper CS 208 D mixer with its direct outs feeding an 8-input Dante device, but it would not provide me with enough inputs, says Stettner. The show’s workflow requires me to mix mono all audio sources in real time to Track 1 on a pair of Sound Devices 970 64-track digital recorders for syncing to picture for the Dailies. I record all stems used in that mix to isolated tracks for use in post-production.”

Stettner said the big council scenes got beyond both his number of inputs and his number of fingers. With 15 total speaking parts, it became necessary to expand the system so he contacted Peter Schneider at Gotham Sound who suggested the Yamaha QL and Rio as the best way to meet the scene’s needs. “It seamlessly integrated with my existing Dante based gear,” notes Stettner.

Paul Padilla, the on-location consultant from Gotham Sound, put together and installed the QL and set up the computer network that tied all parts together. “Using the Rio with the QL gave us a lot of flexibility, Padilla said. It allowed us to route audio to and from a remote room without the need to run additional cable. Interfacing the Yamaha QL with another Dante base rig made for a very pleasurable experience.”

Once Stettner rolled his cart into the room where the QL was setup after finishing some smaller scenes elsewhere in the building, the team connected the network, time code, word clock, and assigned the direct outs to the 970 inputs quickly via Dante; ready long before the lighting and camera setup was completed.

“Specifically, the workflow consists of the Yamaha Rio connected to the 12 practical, historically accurate, Shure SM57s. This was then brought via Cat5 to Gotham’s network hub, which connected my system and computer to the QL, Stettner continues. The mics were routed to the QL inputs and the 970 Iso tracks via Dante. Larry Provost, my colleague, then used the Yamaha QL to make a mono sub mix of the fixed mics following the script. I took this sub mix into my Cooper and added it to the mono Dailies mix along with the five radio mic sources I had on the scene’s protesters plus a boom mic for the crowd.”

“Augmenting the show’s main audio package with the Yamaha QL mixer has worked out rather nicely and seamlessly integrates, thanks to Dante,” notes Peter Schneider, Gotham Sound and Communications.

Stettner said the flexibility of using the Yamaha QL and Rio made what would have been a long, stressful and time-consuming cable mess in the old analog days, into a fast efficient setup. “Gotham and Yamaha make the good work we do even more possible.”

Show Me a Hero will air on HBO during 2015.

For more information on Gotham Sound and Communications, visit www.gothamsound.com.

For more information on the Yamaha QL and Rio, 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.

iZotope RX Receives TEC Award Nomination

Venerable Audio Repair and Restoration Suite Gets Nod in Signal Processing Software Category

Cambridge, MA (December 3, 2014) – iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, is proud to announce that RX 3 is a Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Award nominee for best Signal Processing Software. RX transforms flawed audio by removing noises, distortions, reverb, and other common audio problems. Post production professionals, audio engineers, and video editors alike use RX to transform previously unusable audio into pristine material for their productions worldwide.

With the third generation of RX, iZotope continued their history of user-driven development to further the product’s focus on the working professional. Along with several workflow enhancements, new Dialogue Denoiser and Dereverb modules were added.

“Nominations and awards let us know that we are on the right track in developing solutions that make audio professionals’ work faster, easier, and sound better,” said Alex Westner, iZotope’s Director of Product Management. “We would like to thank the NAMM Foundation and the voters for this great opportunity to be recognized.”

Since the TEC Award nomination period, iZotope has released RX 4, continuing to build on the award-winning standard set by the previous generations.

Complete information on RX can be found at www.izotope.com/rx.

Hear what working professionals are saying about RX: http://youtu.be/EF6evbm_-Zg

How to vote:

In December, invitations to vote for the 30th Annual NAMM TEC Awards are emailed to subscribers of Mix, Pro Sound News, Pro Audio Review, Sound & Video Contractor and Electronic Musician magazines, as well as to members of the Producers & Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy, Game Audio Network Guild and select members of NAMM. Voters register and vote using codes they receive in their invitations.

About the TEC Awards:
Founded in 1985, the Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards is the foremost program recognizing the achievements of audio professionals. Presented annually by the NAMM Foundation at The NAMM Show, the TEC Awards recognizes the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games, and other media.

About iZotope, Inc.
iZotope makes innovative products that inspire and enable people to be creative. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, iZotope has spent over a decade developing award-winning products and audio technologies for professionals and hobbyists alike. Used by millions of people in over 50 countries, iZotope products are a core component of GRAMMY-winning music studios, Oscar and Emmy-winning film and TV post production studios, and prominent radio studios, as well as basement and bedroom studios across the globe. Through a robust licensing program, iZotope also powers products made by industry partners such as Adobe, Avid, Microsoft, and Sony. iZotope was recently honored with an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for its flagship audio repair suite, RX®. For more information on iZotope products, please visit www.izotope.com.

RTI and IrrigationCaddy Offer Easy Integration and Automatic Water Conservation

New Two-Way Driver Delivers Intuitive Control of IrrigationCaddy Devices Directly From RTI User Interfaces

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Dec. 3, 2014 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced the availability of a new two-way driver for use with the IrrigationCaddy HA line of Wi-Fi(R)-enabled, Web-based irrigation control systems. The driver enables control and scheduling of IrrigationCaddy, allowing users to conveniently manage their irrigation system with the same RTI user interfaces controlling the rest of their homes’ electronic systems, including HVAC, security, and A/V. more

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Archion Enhances Adobe Creative Cloud Workflow with Introduction of ‘Collaborate’

– Innovative Solution Provides Continuous Single Local Sync Point Access For All Adobe Creative Cloud Content Creators To Share, Collaborative, Create –

Burbank, CA (December 3, 2014) – Archion, a global leader in providing networked storage solutions for media workflows, today announced Collaborate, a new appliance to manage Adobe® Creative Cloud® sync points and provide continuous high-speed access to the world of Adobe CC assets, Archive, Libraries, files and tools.  Collaborate makes sharing and working together easy and efficient for all Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) users.

The full potential of Archion’s EditStor EO shared storage system with Adobe CC can now be realized with the integration of Archion’s Collaborate.  This uniquely designed high-performance appliance for Adobe CC environments provides a single local sync point that allows Adobe CC content creators to share, collaborate and create.

“Never before has there been so much to gain by combining Adobe Creative Cloud solutions with a networked storage infrastructure so that remote creative teams can deliver their most innovative work,” said James Tucci, chief technology officer of Archion.  “While not every storage solution has been designed to work with media workflows, our EditStor platform was specifically designed for creative professionals and teams.  At the same time, Archion’s advanced Collaborate server has been specifically designed to meet the needs of Adobe’s Creative Cloud.”

“We believe Adobe CC will change how industry professionals collaborate,” said Reuben Lima, Archion’s chief executive officer.  “Adobe has developed a rich environment of mobile tools for content creation, and Archion’s Collaborate appliance will seamlessly sync content for shared production environments.  Creative professionals using Adobe CC and Archion’s EditStor will now gain the benefit of sharing and working together more easily and efficiently.”

Collaborate Offers 24/7 Adobe CC Connectivity
Archion’s Collaborate fits into an EditStor EO network to provide 24/7 Adobe CC cloud connectivity between local client workstations and all remote applications and systems.  Easy to install and set up, it comes completely configured with two 10gigE ports.  One is connected to the EditStor EO 10gigE port for fast transfer of media, Libraries and Collaboration files to the client’s shared sync point.  The second 10gigE port is connected to the Internet and Adobe CC Sync.

Sync is the key in the new Adobe CC tools.  Archion’s Collaborate provides the sync point for all the Adobe CC clients on the EditStor network, making CC Collaboration tools always available for mobile applications and remote networking clients.  All of the assets, archives, files, Libraries and Collaboration shares are available on all Adobe CC Sync systems 24/7 with EditStor and the Archion Collaboration appliance.  Working with Collaborate is transparent to an Adobe user.

Normally, when the workstation in a client-to-cloud connection is down, the access to Sync, Assets, Archive, Collaboration sessions and Libraries is not available.  However, with Archion’s Collaborate, Sync points are always available and online regardless of the status of the user system.

Key Benefits
* Continuous sync on Adobe CC for multiple systems running CC Sync
* Direct high-speed 10gigE from the Archion EditStor EO to Collaborate and out to the Internet
* Full support for Creative Cloud Asset; made more flexible with local shared storage supporting the CC and the client directly; Libraries and Archive are available on both local and CC storage
* Full support for Creative Cloud Apps applications and tools; Adobe Premiere Clip, Voice, Lightroom, Photoshop sketch, and Mix, Illustrator Draw and Line; Premiere Clip can be used in the field with clips and sequences sent to clients for finishing

As an Adobe solutions provider, Archion works to deliver the most comprehensive Adobe workflows and knowledge base.  The Archion white paper on Adobe Creative Cloud can be downloaded at http://www.archion.com/downloads4/ArchionWhitepaperAdobeCreativeCloud-11-7-2014-Final2.pdf.

Archion’s Collaborate is available now at a price of $4,995.

EditStor: Making Media Sharing Easy and Accessible
Archion’s EditStor platform makes media sharing easy and affordable for creative professionals that work with Adobe Anywhere, Adobe Creative Cloud and other popular media creation tools.  EditStor EO and ES easily facilitate the flow, conversion and management of media within the production workflow by offering the richest media management feature set for video and audio workflows available today.  All of this comes at a very competitive price-performance ratio.

About Archion Technologies
Archion, based in Burbank, CA, is a leading provider of intelligent networked storage solutions specifically designed for post-production and graphic professionals working in the broadcast, production, corporate, education, government, house of worship and sports industries.  Founded by a team of post-production, technology and entertainment industry professionals 15 years ago, Archion set out to create a new standard of data protection and performance for those creating video, audio and graphical content.  Since then, Archion’s high-performance storage technology has been critical to the success of thousands of TV and feature film projects and is prominently used in Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Avid and Pro Tools environments. www.archion.com

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Extron Introduces Fiber Optic Transmitter for Simplified Integration of 3G-SDI Sources

Extron FOXBOX T HD-SDIExtron Electronics is pleased to introduce the FOXBOX T HD-SDI, a fiber optic transmitter that converts 3G-SDI video to streamline integration of SDI sources with non-SDI displays. The FOXBOX T HD-SDI uses Extron all-digital technology to provide perfect pixel-for-pixel transmission of video, audio, and control to a FOX Series DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, or VGA receiver, including the FOXBOX SR HDMI scaling receiver. The FOXBOX T HD-SDI is ideal for wider system designs, supporting distance learning applications, auditoriums, houses of worship, and other environments that often include the use of broadcast-type sources such as PTZ cameras and professional or consumer-grade displays. more

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