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Middle Atlantic Unveils New Customer-Focused Website


Fairfield, NJ––Middle Atlantic Products has launched a new, totally re-imagined website to improve the user experience and help its customers find the exact information they need from the company’s extensive product offering.

Exceptionally useful, middleatlantic.com features an elegant new look, easy to navigate design and a wealth of downloadable information including Revit®, CAD and Visio™ drawings, Designer™ and Racktools® free design software, white papers, and easy to reference A&E specifications.

The new website includes a separate page for every rack model offered by Middle Atlantic with dynamic specification information and complementary products for that specific model. For example, a customer can simply click to a specific rack to see a variety of appropriately sized vertical power strips for that model.

A unique Market Solutions section demonstrates how Middle Atlantic products are used to build systems for Commercial A/V, Broadcast, Residential A/V, Security, Structured Cabling and Education applications.

New videos are constantly being loaded onto the website as an easy and effective way of helping customers find and evaluate the right product with tips and tricks to facilitate and improve their installation and use.

A Live Chat feature demonstrates Middle Atlantic’s commitment to its customers by providing a new means to communicate directly with the company’s support team during support hours.

Interactive, wide-ranging and entirely dedicated to the customer, middleatlantic.com marks a significant evolutionary step for the company.

For technical specifications and in-depth information about Middle Atlantic Products, please click to www.middleatlantic.com, or call 1.800.266.7225.

Middle Atlantic Products has been part of the Legrand group since its acquisition in 2011.

Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value and acquisitions are prime vectors for growth. Legrand reported sales of close to $5.8 billion in 2012. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, NuVo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrand.us

HDBaseT Alliance at NAB 2014: tvONE Simplifies the Installation of Video Walls

LAS VEGAS – NAB Show 2014 – Booth SU 11914 – April 7, 2014 – the HDBaseT Alliance exhibit at the annual NAB Show will include the tvONE CORIOmaster mini, the industry’s first compact all-in-one videowall processor. The CORIOmaster mini and tvONE’s HDMI over Single CAT 5e/6 Transmitter will be just a sample of the many HDBaseT extenders, matrixes and switchers for various broadcasting installations attendees can see first-hand at the Alliance booth (#SU 11914).

HDBaseT enables all-in-one connectivity between HD video sources and remote displays through a single 100m CAT5e/6 cable, delivering uncompressed high definition video, including 4K, audio, Ethernet, control signals and up to 100 watts of power. Powered by the Valens chipset, HDBaseT has become a global digital connectivity standard with a large and varied product ecosystem that includes video distribution equipment, displays, projectors and AV receivers from more than 90 manufacturers.

The tvONE CORIOmaster mini features a breakthrough 1RU design that packs real video processing punch. Up to 12 Universal DVI ports (or up to 18 SDI ports) fit within the mini’s frame. Because a fully loaded mini requiring less than 150 watts, users can save up to 10X the power compared to a traditional rack loaded with individual components.

The tvONE 1T-CT-653/654 HDMI over Single CAT 5e/6 transmitters can achieve signal distribution distances of up to 100 meters (325 feet) for uncompressed 1080p signals without signal degradation. Control signals can be passed via Ethernet, Infrared or RS-232. PoH (Power over HDBaseT) technology is employed to allow powering of the Receiver from the Transmitter, negating the need for a separate power supply for that unit.

“Our broadcast industry customers turn to us for help designing live events, advanced video walls and unique multi-display environments, and providing them with HDBaseT-enabled products helps them save a significant amount of time and money while building these projects,” said Andy Fliss, director of marketing, tvONE. “HDBaseT helps our customers overcome the distance and labor-intensive hurdles common to other connectivity technologies.”

“tvONE has established itself in the broadcast market as a manufacturer that can help companies leverage the HDBaseT technology to reduce the costs and complexities of installations,” said Micha Risling, Marketing Committee Chair, the HDBaseT Alliance. “The HDBaseT Alliance is making significant inroads into the broadcast market because of the high quality and expertise members like tvONE provide.”

To schedule a one-on-one demonstration at the HDBaseT Alliance booth (SU 11914), please email press@hdbaset.org.  

About tvONE

A subsidiary of Nortek, Inc., tvONE is a world class solutions provider specializing in video conversion and AV signal distribution. Headquartered in Erlanger, Kentucky, United States, with offices in Europe, USA, Taiwan, China and Latin America, tvONE provides a complete line-up of products and services for the professional AV and broadcast video markets. Following the global merger of tvONE and Magenta Research in July 2013, the new company tvONE now encompasses these two superior brands under one umbrella.

The tvONE brand specializes in video, audio and multimedia processing equipment, based on its proprietary CORIO® video conversion technology. Products include all-in-one system solutions, windowing processors, scan converters, seamless switchers, video scalers, up/down/cross converters, analog-digital converters (SD/HD-SDI, HDMI, DVI), format converters and standard converters.

 

About the HDBaseT Alliance

Founded by LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures and Valens Semiconductor, the HDBaseT Alliance is comprised of leading cross-industry companies formed to promote and standardize HDBaseT™ technology. The cornerstone of HDBaseT technology is 5Play™, a feature set that converges uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, power over cable and various control signals through a single LAN cable.

Members supporting HDBaseT technology play a pivotal role in defining the future of multimedia transmission and data communication in the consumer electronics and content provider industries. For additional information on HDBaseT Alliance and membership benefits, visit www.HDBaseT.org.

Join the HDBaseT Alliance on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HDBaseTAlliance  

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HDBaseT Alliance at NAB 2014: MuxLab to Unveil New HDBaseT-enabled HD-SDI over Cat5e/6 Extenders

LAS VEGAS – NAB Show 2014 – April 7, 2014 – the HDBaseT Alliance exhibit at the annual NAB Show will feature two new MuxLab HD-SDI extenders, part of an ever-growing ecosystem of HDBaseT-enabled extenders, matrixes and switchers for various broadcasting installations. The MuxLab extenders allow the transmission of HD-SDI up to 100 meters via Cat5e/6 cable, enabling a move away from coaxial cable that is more expensive and difficult to work with in the field.

HDBaseT enables all-in-one connectivity between HD video sources and remote displays through a single 100m CAT5e/6 cable, delivering uncompressed high definition video, including 4K, audio, Ethernet, control signals and up to 100 watts of power. Powered by the Valens chipset, HDBaseT has become a global digital connectivity standard with a large and varied product ecosystem that includes video distribution equipment, displays, projectors and AV receivers from more than 90 manufacturers.

The HDBaseT Alliance booth (#SU 11914) will feature live demonstrations of how HDBaseT can reduce the costs and complexities of installations.

“Our HD-SDI over HDBaseT extenders enable the use of a more cost-efficient HDMI or HDBaseT display instead of a more costly HD-SDI monitor in video production applications,” said Daniel Assaraf, President, MuxLab. “HDBaseT has become a global standard for digital connectivity, and integrating the technology into our products will enable our customers to reduce the complexities and costs of their projects”

“MuxLab is one of the newest members of the HDBaseT Alliance and brings a proven track record of providing high-quality solutions to the broadcasting industry,” said Micha Risling, Marketing Committee Chair, the HDBaseT Alliance.

To schedule a one-on-one demonstration at the HDBaseT Alliance booth (SU 11914), please email press@hdbaset.org.  

About MuxLab

MuxLab Inc. is a leading designer of value-added connectivity hardware allowing CCTV and audio-video equipment to be connected via cost-effective copper twisted pair. For almost 30 years, the MuxLab brand has been synonymous with quality, performance and reliability. MuxLab is Your #1 Choice for CCTV and Audio-Video Connectivity Solutions. For more information please visit www.MuxLab.com.

Join MuxLab on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MuxLab

Follow MuxLab on Twitter: @MuxLabinc

Contact: press@muxlab.com

About the HDBaseT Alliance

Founded by LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures and Valens Semiconductor, the HDBaseT Alliance is comprised of leading cross-industry companies formed to promote and standardize HDBaseT™ technology. The cornerstone of HDBaseT technology is 5Play™, a feature set that converges uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, power over cable and various control signals through a single LAN cable.

Members supporting HDBaseT technology play a pivotal role in defining the future of multimedia transmission and data communication in the Pro-AV, broadcasting and consumer electronics industries. For additional information on HDBaseT Alliance and membership benefits, visit www.HDBaseT.org.

Join the HDBaseT Alliance on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HDBaseTAlliance  

Follow the HDBaseT Alliance on Twitter: @HDBaseT

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Andrew Ryan

+1 (954) 495-6786

press@hdbaset.org

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HDBaseT Alliance at NAB 2014: Kramer HDBaseT Products Leveraged in Broadcasting Installations

LAS VEGAS – NAB Show 2014 – April 7, 2014 – the HDBaseT Alliance will showcase Kramer Electronics’ HDBaseT twisted pair transmitter and receiver set at HDBaseT Alliance’s booth (SU 11914) at the NAB Show 2014.

HDBaseT enables all-in-one connectivity between HD video sources and remote displays through a single 100m CAT5e/6 cable, delivering uncompressed high definition video, including 4K, audio, Ethernet, control signals and up to 100 watts of power. Powered by the Valens chipset, HDBaseT has become a global digital connectivity standard with a large and varied product ecosystem that includes video distribution equipment, displays, projectors and AV receivers from more than 90 manufacturers.

The Kramer TP−580R and TP-580T are high−performance, HDBaseT twisted pair transmitter and receiver set, for HDMI, bidirectional RS−232 and IR signals. Kramer’s products are ideal for production studios, conference rooms, boardrooms and auditoriums, among other broadcasting applications.

“HDBaseT is ideal for studios, broadcast facilities, command and control centers and editing suites,” said Ezra Ozer, VP Marketing Kramer Electronics. “We offer our customers in the broadcast industry a wide range of HDBaseT-enabled products to help them reduce the costs and complexities of their installations.”

“HDBaseT is now a global standard for digital connectivity” said Micha Risling, Marketing Committee Chair, the HDBaseT Alliance, Thanks to Alliance members such as Kramer, the broadcasting industry is realizing the benefits HDBaseT provides.”

To schedule a one-on-one demonstration at the HDBaseT Alliance booth (SU 11914), please email press@hdbaset.org.  

About Kramer Electronics

Kramer Electronics is committed to developing creative, reliable and value-oriented audio, video and computer signal processing solutions and distributing them worldwide with an uncompromising level of service and support. Following this philosophy guided us to celebrate our 28th anniversary in 2009, and by keeping our eyes on these goals we have successfully navigated often tumultuous industry waters throughout those 28 years. By continuing to follow this philosophy we will no doubt be successful for many years to come.

For more information, visit http://www.kramerelectronics.co.il/default.asp.

About the HDBaseT Alliance

Founded by LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures and Valens Semiconductor, the HDBaseT Alliance is comprised of leading cross-industry companies formed to promote and standardize HDBaseT™ technology. The cornerstone of HDBaseT technology is 5Play™, a feature set that converges uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, power over cable and various control signals through a single LAN cable.

Members supporting HDBaseT technology play a pivotal role in defining the future of multimedia transmission and data communication in the Pro-AV, broadcasting and consumer electronics industries. For additional information on HDBaseT Alliance and membership benefits, visit www.HDBaseT.org.

Join the HDBaseT Alliance on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HDBaseTAlliance  

Follow the HDBaseT Alliance on Twitter: @HDBaseT

Contact:

Andrew Ryan

+1 (954) 495-6786

press@hdbaset.org

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HDBaseT Alliance at NAB 2014: Gefen Extender Delivers 4K Video Up To 100 Meters

LAS VEGAS – NAB Show 2014 – April 7, 2014 – The HDBaseT Alliance exhibit at the annual  NAB Show will feature a wide variety of HDBaseT products such as extenders, matrixes and switchers for various broadcasting installations, including the Gefen ToolBox Extender for HDMI 3DTV. This Extender requires just one CAT5e cable to extend HDMI including multi-channel digital audio at resolutions of up to 1080p Full HD and 4k Ultra HD up to 100 meters.

HDBaseT enables all-in-one connectivity between HD video sources and remote displays through a single 100m CAT5e/6 cable, delivering uncompressed high definition video, including 4K, audio, Ethernet, control signals and up to 100 watts of power. Powered by the Valens chipset, HDBaseT has become a global digital connectivity standard with a large and varied product ecosystem that includes video distribution equipment, displays, projectors and AV receivers from more than 90 manufacturers.

The HDBaseT Alliance booth (#SU 11914) will feature live demonstrations of how HDBaseT can deliver 4K video via a single cable over long distances to reduce the costs and complexities of installations.

“We recognized that the ability to transmit 4K Ultra HD video over such long distances using a single, inexpensive CAT-X cable is a game-changer for the broadcast industry,” said Kevin Weiss, VP of Global Sales and Business Development, Gefen. “We incorporate the HDBaseT technology into our products to enable our customers to build studios and other facilities that feature the newest 4K displays showing off amazing visuals.”

“Gefen is one of a number of HDBaseT Alliance members that provide HDBaseT-enabled displays, extenders, matrixes and switchers that are increasingly being incorporated into broadcasting installations,” said Micha Risling, Marketing Committee Chair, the HDBaseT Alliance. “I think NAB attendees will be pleasantly surprised to learn just how robust the HDBaseT product ecosystem is now, and how they can immediately begin leveraging HDBaseT to reduce the time and costs of their projects.”

To schedule a one-on-one demonstration at the HDBaseT Alliance booth (SU 11914), please email press@hdbaset.org.  

About Gefen

Gefen is a leading solutions provider at the forefront of the digital connectivity arena, delivering a wide selection of audio/video switchers, splitters, extenders, scalers, converters, adapters, cables, digital signage solutions and home theater accessories that support consumer, industrial and commercial applications of all shapes and sizes. Gefen’s scalable solutions allow audio/video and computer systems to be easily integrated, extended, distributed and optimized to maximize performance.

For more information, visit www.gefen.com.

About the HDBaseT Alliance

Founded by LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures and Valens Semiconductor, the HDBaseT Alliance is comprised of leading cross-industry companies formed to promote and standardize HDBaseT™ technology. The cornerstone of HDBaseT technology is 5Play™, a feature set that converges uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, power over cable and various control signals through a single LAN cable.

Members supporting HDBaseT technology play a pivotal role in defining the future of multimedia transmission and data communication in the Pro-AV, broadcasting and consumer electronics industries. For additional information on HDBaseT Alliance and membership benefits, visit www.HDBaseT.org.

Join the HDBaseT Alliance on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HDBaseTAlliance  

Follow the HDBaseT Alliance on Twitter: @HDBaseT

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Andrew Ryan

+1 (954) 495-6786

press@hdbaset.org

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HDBaseT Alliance Will Demo Primeview’s New Super Narrow Gap Video Wall Solution at NAB Show 2014

LAS VEGAS – 2014 NAB Show – April 7, 2014 – the HDBaseT Alliance booth at the 2014 NAB show will feature the first-ever public demonstration of Primeview’s newest HDBaseT-enabled Super Narrow Gap 55” LED LCD video wall solution. The Primeview engineering team has managed to reduce the bezel gap by 40 percent, making it the industry’s thinnest display bezel at a nearly seamless 3.6 mm. This unique design and HDBaseT integration make it ideal for video walls in broadcast control rooms and studios. NAB Show attendees can see a demonstration of a 2×2 video wall at the Alliance’s booth (booth# SU11914).

 The HDBaseT technology, powered by the Valens chipset, enables all-in-one connectivity between HD video sources and remote displays through a single 100 meter CAT5e/6 cable that delivers uncompressed high definition video, audio, Ethernet, control signals and up to 100 watts of power. This significantly reduces the costs and complexities of any project because installers only need to spend time running one standard CAT cable, which is less expensive than other cabling options and much easier to terminate in the field.

The Primeview Super Narrow Gap 55” (PRV55SNG)  indoor FHD LED LCD industrial display bezel measures only 2.35mm on the top and left sides and 1.25mm on bottom and right sides, and can work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the most demanding environments.

To realize such a slim bezel, the panel utilizes an eco-friendly LED lighting which significantly minimizing the number of components normally required. Additionally, the design reduces heat load while also improving access to the I/O connectivity board.

“We were the first company in the world to integrate HDBaseT into a display, and NAB attendees will see a display that is both visually striking and much easier for professional installers to incorporate into studios and broadcast centers” said Chanan Averbuch, Vice President of Sales at Primeview USA. “Cable management and the limitations of traditional connectivity technologies can make a project complicated or cause problems. Integrating HDBaseT into the display makes the installation much simpler, and that in turn translates into cost-savings for the customer.”

“Primeview has been a pioneer in bringing HDBaseT-enabled displays to the broadcast market, and this new design with a practically invisible bezel is a remarkable feat of engineering,” said Micha Risling, marketing chair of the HDBaseT Alliance.

NAB Show 2014 marks the first public viewing of this solution at the HDBaseT Alliance (booth# SU11914). The Alliance booth will also feature a Primeview 55” 4K display to demonstrate how HDBaseT is the ideal connectivity solution for delivering 4K content from source to display.

ABOUT PRIMEVIEW USA:

Primeview is a privately held global manufacturing company that was launched in 1997 specializing in advanced display solutions, with a focus on the industrial market. Primeview USA manufactures on the most advanced ISO-certified production lines, maintaining high quality control standards to build products for the most demanding markets. Primeview USA offers a true “one-stop shop” for display solutions, including digital signage, video conferencing systems, high-brightness displays, touchscreens, kiosks, weatherproof monitors and specialty. For more information, please visit us at www.Primeview.biz or socialize with us on FacebookYouTubeTwitter and LinkedIn.

About the HDBaseT Alliance

Founded by LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures and Valens Semiconductor, the HDBaseT Alliance is comprised of leading cross-industry companies formed to promote and standardize HDBaseT™ technology. The cornerstone of HDBaseT technology is 5Play™, a feature set that converges uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, power over cable and various control signals through a single LAN cable.

Members supporting HDBaseT technology play a pivotal role in defining the future of multimedia transmission and data communication in the Pro-AV, broadcasting and consumer electronics industries. For additional information on HDBaseT Alliance and membership benefits, visit www.HDBaseT.org.

HDBaseT Alliance on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HDBaseTAlliance  

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Andrew Ryan

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HDBaseT Alliance at NAB 2014: Christie Joins the Alliance, Unveils New HDBaseT-enabled Projectors

LAS VEGAS – NAB Show 2014 – April 7, 2014 – the HDBaseT Alliance and Christie, at the annual NAB Show announce Christie has joined HDBaseT Alliance and integrated the technology into its Q series projectors. NAB attendees will be able to see a sample of the new Christie HDBaseT projectors at the Alliance booth (#SU 11914).

HDBaseT enables all-in-one connectivity between HD video sources and remote displays through a single 100m CAT5e/6 cable, delivering uncompressed high definition video, including 4K, audio, Ethernet, control signals and up to 100 watts of power. Powered by the Valens chipset, HDBaseT has become a global digital connectivity standard with a large and varied product ecosystem that includes video distribution equipment, displays, projectors and AV receivers from more than 90 manufacturers.

The Christie Q Series 1-chip DLP® platform – with brightness options ranging from 8500 to 10,000 lumens and XGA, WXGA and WUXGA resolutions – is equipped with eClarity™ – advanced image processing that significantly enhances images by providing greater control over image sharpness, gloss and shading. With built-in High Dynamic Contrast Range (HDCR), image ‘washout’ in high ambient light conditions is eliminated by adjusting the dynamic contrast to recapture detail lost by excess ambient light on the screen. Christie Q series features HDBaseT Connectivity for simplifying installation and management by allowing for video content, audio and control to be delivered over low cost CAT5/6e cabling to HDBaseT compatible products. Christie Q Series is also equipped with DICOM® (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) Simulation Mode for training purposes, all in an elegant design.

“We’re proud to be part of the HDBaseT Alliance and announce that our HDBaseT projectors are now HDBaseT-certified,” said Frank Anzures, senior product manager, Christie. “Our customers will be able to leverage the powerful combination of the Christie and HDBaseT technologies to ensure their installation projects stay on time, on budget and deliver exactly what their customers need.”

“Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world,” said Micha Risling, Marketing Committee Chair of the HDBaseT Alliance. “As the broadcasting market continues to adopt the HDBaseT technology, Christie is already positioned to help designers and installers leverage the benefits HDBaseT provides.”

To schedule a one-on-one demonstration at the HDBaseT Alliance booth (SU 11914), please email press@hdbaset.org.  

About Christie

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit www.christiedigital.com.

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About the HDBaseT Alliance

Founded by LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures and Valens Semiconductor, the HDBaseT Alliance is comprised of leading cross-industry companies formed to promote and standardize HDBaseT™ technology. The cornerstone of HDBaseT technology is 5Play™, a feature set that converges uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, power over cable and various control signals through a single LAN cable.

Members supporting HDBaseT technology play a pivotal role in defining the future of multimedia transmission and data communication in the Pro-AV, broadcasting and consumer electronics industries. For additional information on HDBaseT Alliance and membership benefits, visit www.HDBaseT.org.

Join the HDBaseT Alliance on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HDBaseTAlliance  

Follow the HDBaseT Alliance on Twitter: @HDBaseT

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HARMAN’s BSS Audio Now Shipping BLU-50 Soundweb London Processor

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – HARMAN’s BSS Audio today announced its BLU-50 signal processor is now shipping. The BLU-50 provides a cost-effective addition to the Soundweb™ London family of digital signal processors. The Soundweb London BLU-50 represents a premium, open-architecture solution in the form of a highly flexible, cost-effective and scalable package.

The BLU-50 is a half-rack width processor that offers a fixed configuration of four inputs and four outputs, configurable signal processing, logic processing and BLU link. The device can be powered with the included 12VDC power supply but can accept 12-48VDC via a terminal block connector. The BLU-50 can also be powered with PoE+ via the Ethernet port, allowing the device to be powered, configured, controlled and monitored using a single Cat 5e cable.

The analog inputs of the BLU-50 provide software configurable gain in 6dB steps up to +48dB per channel and software selectable Phantom Power per channel. Phantom Power, Signal Present and Clip information per channel is easily accessible, without the requirement for a PC, from clear front panel LED indication.

“The BLU-50 represents the most versatile and affordable open-architecture processor BSS Audio has ever offered. The BLU-50 underscores our commitment to offering highly scalable processing solutions for a variety of smaller fixed installation applications,” stated, Iain Gregory, Market Manager for installed sound, HARMAN Signal Processing.

The BLU-50 features BLU link, a low latency, fault tolerant digital audio bus of 48 channels, which uses standard Category 5e cabling giving a distance of 100m between compatible devices. Fiber media converters can be used to increase the distance between devices to over 10km (6.2 miles) using single mode fiber.

The BLU-50 can be configured, controlled and monitored from both the newly introduced HiQnet London Architect™ version 6.0 and HiQnet Audio Architect™ version 1.4, to be released soon, and is compatible with other members of the Soundweb London family. Its 48 channel BLU link bus represents channels 1-48 of the larger 256 channel BLU link bus when integrated with the BLU-800, BLU-320, BLU-160, BLU-120, BLU-BIB and BLU-BOB devices. Up to 60 BLU link compatible devices can share channels on a single bus.

HARMAN designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the 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 14,800 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.7 billion for the last twelve months ended December 31, 2013.

London National Theatre Purchases Earthworks PM40 PianoMic™ for ‘The Light Princess’ Musical

Milford, NH – The prestigious London National Theatre has recently purchased the Earthworks PM40 PianoMic™.

Ed Furguson - National Theatre with the Earthworks PM40

Ed Furguson, the sound manager for the National Theatre and associate sound designer for the musical ‘The Light Princess’ in conjunction with Simon Baker purchased the PM40 after extensive tests as the musical written by singer-songwriter Tori Amos and playwright Samuel Adamson is centered around a grand piano, and in fact Tori’s personal grand piano was used for the production.

The Earthworks PM40 is quick and easy to use with a simple, yet ingenious extendable pole which rests inside the grand piano and has miniature omni capsules optimized for grand piano delivering the perfect piano sound, at full stick, half stick or even with the lid closed and without the use of unsightly microphone boom stands.

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RTW Introduces TM3-Primus TouchMonitor

Ultra-Compact Meter Enables Extensive Loudness and Audio Metering Capabilities for a Variety of Applications and Budgets

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 7, 2014RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to introduce at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C1246), the new TM3-Primus, a highly compact and innovative addition to the company’s TouchMonitor range of audio meters. This latest model from the award-winning TouchMonitor series provides a full set of easy-to-read instruments for level and loudness metering in commercial and non-commercial production and broadcasting environments.

Targeted to music and multimedia producers, the TM3-Primus can be used as a desktop unit offering analog and digital audio ports. In addition, it features an advanced USB hybrid mode where a metering point in a digital audio workstation (DAW) (implemented using a specific RTW plug-in) is visualized right on the new TouchMonitor’s screen. Also, a USB port allows for implementing an innovative USB/plug-in hybrid mode that enables metering to be performed right on the DAW so that a user can process and visualize the information instantly

With a budget-friendly price, the TM3-Primus is an advanced addition to the TouchMonitor range that is ideal for a variety of entry-level applications across multiple markets. The TM3-Primus is equipped with everything needed for loudness and audio metering, including frequently used standard instruments and parameters that provide supreme quality.

This new desktop unit is a full-featured device with minimum footprint and includes analog and digital audio interfaces right on the hardware, as well as a 4.3-inch touch-sensitive display to allow for standalone operation.

As an ultra-compact and low-cost TouchMonitor version, it is equally suited for professional use in minor or secondary workflows for broadcasting, music and voice recording and video editing. In addition, it offers a new quality solution for non-commercial use in small radio environments or podcasting. Like other models from the award-winning TouchMonitor series, the TM3-Primus comes with a highly intuitive and user-friendly touchscreen interface that simplifies system handling even for operators without background knowledge.

Shipment of the RTW TM3-Primus will start in September 2014.

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s range of products currently include the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the Touchmonitor units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

In 2013, as part of its expansion into the U.S. market, RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The office, the first U.S. location launched by RTW, demonstrates the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks stateside. It houses all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221.

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