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Linear Acoustic Moves DTV Audio Quality Upstream With AERO.qc™

LANCASTER, Pa. — April 14, 2009 — At the 2009 NAB Show this month, Linear Acoustic is introducing the new AERO.qc™ Audio Quality Controller, which combines all of the essential loudness and reformatting tools required for maintaining a consistent viewer experience, including ITU loudness measurement, loudness correction, selective upmixing, metering, and monitoring. AERO.qc is designed to simplify operational integration when deployed at the head of the program chain — during ingest, origination, or in-house production — where correction can be applied manually or automatically to maintain program consistency. more

Linear Acoustic and Cobalt Digital Team Up to Ease Delivery of 5.1 Surround Sound

LANCASTER, Pa. — April 13, 2009 — As the current economic climate forces broadcasters to work under the constraints of ever-shrinking budgets, engineers and executives are demanding audio processing systems that feature more robust functionality in preparing legacy media assets for 5.1 delivery. Linear Acoustic and Cobalt Digital Inc. have teamed up to meet this need, uniting their advanced audio solutions by incorporating Linear Acoustic upMAX™ surround sound upmixing technology into Cobalt’s 9305 embedded audio delay processor. Together, these technologies allow broadcasters to receive any stereo pair source material and upmix it to 5.1 for storage or transmission, in turn providing their viewers with the highest level of audio quality. more

Wohler Mobile to Showcase Robust Solutions for Mission-Critical Monitoring Applications at 2009 NAB Show

HAYWARD, Calif. — April 13, 2009 — Wohler Technologies Inc. today announced that Wohler Mobile, packed with state-of-the-art processing and monitoring products, will be making a stop on the 2009 NAB Show floor. Proudly adorned in Wohler blue, the 22-foot-long trailer demonstrates how easily Wohler products provide key functionality even in the most space-constrained production applications. more

Harmonic’s Rhozet Business Unit Dramatically Improves H.264 Transcoding Quality and Performance

Sunnyvale, Calif. — April 16, 2009 — Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) today unveiled the latest enhancements to its Rhozet™ Carbon Coder™ universal media transcoding solution. New capabilities include a dramatic performance increase in H.264 transcoding, improved output quality, improved support for Avid®-based workflows and support for Microsoft® Smooth Streaming. At the 2009 NAB Show, booth #SL9728, Rhozet will demonstrate these enhancements and also preview an automated quality control solution which fits into the Carbon Server workflow and minimizes the manual review of input and output files. more

Harmonic Features ATSC Mobile Video Compression Technology at NAB 2009

Sunnyvale, Calif. — April 16, 2009 — Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that its market-leading DiviCom® encoders and ProStream™ 4000 multi-screen platform will power ATSC Mobile DTV technology demonstrations at the 2009 NAB Show. The DiviCom Electra® 8000 universal broadcast encoder, Harmonic’s newest and most advanced platform, offers a powerful design that reduces bit-rates without compromising video quality, enabling broadcasters to free up valuable spectrum for advanced services such as mobile video delivery. Harmonic’s ProStream™ 4000 provides real-time video compression optimized for the ATSC Mobile DTV format suitable for delivery to mobile devices. more

RF Central Hits Homerun At World Baseball Classic

rf-central-rfx-cmt-ii.JPGTORONTO, ONTARIO – RF Central, part of The Vitec Group’s RF Extreme business unit, and a leading provider of digital and analog microwave systems for the broadcast industry, common carrier, cable, government, military and international marketplace, was a hit at this year’s World Baseball Classic games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada as its RMR-X6-II receiver and RFX-CMT-II transmitter provided interference-free coverage. more

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SONY OFFERS REBATE ON WIRELESS MICROPHONES TO EASE TRANSITION TO NEW OPERATION CHANNELS

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PARK RIDGE, N.J., April 17, 2009 – Sony Electronics is introducing two programs to assist customers in making the transition to the new approved channel range for wireless microphone operation.

“FCC regulations for the use of wireless microphones have changed due to the upcoming DTV transition,” said Paul Foschino, senior marketing manager for professional audio at Sony Electronics. “Sony has discontinued its previous range of WL-800 and UWP Series of wireless microphone models operating on previously dedicated UHF-TV channels (62 – 69). These original units may be replaced with new Sony models operating on UHF-TV channels now authorized by the FCC for wireless transmission Sony has created two programs for end users to help ease this transition.” more

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New Vaddio Single CCD HD Robotic PTZ Camera to be Unveiled at NAB 2009

hires-clearview-hd-18_iso.jpgMINNEAPOLIS, MN (April 17, 2009) – Vaddio announces the first single CCD, high quality HD Robotic PTZ camera, the ClearVIEW HD-18, at NAB 2009, Las Vegas, Nev., April 20 – 23, 2009, booth# C12427.

The groundbreaking ClearVIEW HD-18 is equipped with a 1/3?, 1.3 megapixel CCD imaging sensor, a glass multi-element wide dynamic zoom lens (18x optical), a tally light and a 1.8-lux rating, providing superior images in a wide range of high-definition video applications. The HD-18 is the only multi-format PTZ camera that delivers component HD in 1080p, 1080i or 720p and simultaneous SD video. Control runs via VISCA command protocol or the IR remote that is supplied. High-torque, micro-stepper precision robotics enhance performance with smooth pan/tilt operation for accurate camera movement and control. The HD-18 is compatible with any Polycom or TANDBERG videoconferencing codec. more

MEDIALON animates outdoor and indoor façades of the new Danmarks Radio Concert Hall

Danmarks Radio, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, has recently inaugurated its new Concert Hall designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel in Ørestaden near Copenhagen.
Danmarks Radio Concert Hall (outdoor façade)
The Danmarks Radio Concert Hall welcomes operas, classical, jazz, pop and rock venues.
Informationsteknik Scandinavia, the technical and main creative supplier for the project, selected Medialon to be the unique AV control system for the exterior and indoor illuminations.

The building’s 14,000 square meter exterior and indoor façades are lightened up by impressive lighting and artistic projections.
Danmarks Radio Concert Hall (outdoor façade)
Two Medialon Manager V5 PRO licenses control, trough Kissbox DMX network, a total of twenty four Martin Exterior 1200 gobos-lights as well as twelve Panasonic Image video projectors, used to project animated images and lighting effects onto the architecture with a variety of customized textures, colors and moving effects.

Being user friendly, Medialon Manager software allows easy control and changes of the video content displayed on the exterior façade and match it with the music being performed inside via several Dataton Watchout PCs. Lights are also synchronized by Medialon when video content changes. Designers, artists and technicians are then able to create something much more sophisticated and exciting than with paint, static lighting or banners.

One Medialon Scheduler has also been integrated and is used as the main user interface so the Danmarks Radio can administrate and control what should be displayed inside and outside the concert hall.
Danmarks Radio Concert Hall (indoor)
Medialon also interfaces the regular house lighting control system through Kissbox I/O.

“I’m convinced that the façade’s art projection will draw the attention of citizens and tourists alike, and will act as an appetizer for activities within the Concert Hall,? says Niels Bull Klarskov, Division Manager at Informationsteknik.

“Our project together with Atelier Jean Nouvel and the Danmarks Radio is a break through within indoor and outdoor Architectural Lightning in the Nordic Area. From our knowledge it is the first time that projector technology from Martin and Panasonic is used in this magnitude to create images and expressions on a building – It is a truly not a “prêt à porter? project?, concludes Håkan Hansson, Informationsteknik CEO.

For further information, please visit:
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www.medialon.com

ABOUT MEDIALON
Medialon designs user friendly yet powerful, IT based audiovisual control solutions, for simple to mission critical applications such as Museum Media Control, Theme Park Wide and Attraction Control, Live Entertainment Show Control and Corporate Showrooms to name just a few.
Our products range includes Show & Media Control Software, Embedded Controllers, Digital Audio Servers, Scheduling Software, and Redundant Control Servers.
With offices in the USA and Europe and international distributors, Medialon solutions are available worldwide.
www.medialon.com

ET Quake Multimedia Rocks Nigeria’s “House On The Rock? With JBL VERTEC® Powered Line Arrays

NORTHRIDGE, California – In a house of worship installation that showcases the easy configuration capabilities of JBL VERTEC® line arrays, Nigerian systems integration firm ET Quake Multimedia recently upgraded the audio system at The Refuge in Abuja, Nigeria, a branch of the Lagos-based House on the Rock Church. UK-based independent consultant Roland Hemming provided system design assistance, relying on the superior performance characteristics of VERTEC® DP Series powered line arrays with JBL DrivePack™ technology to provide the facility with a clear, powerful full-bandwidth sound reinforcement system.

Built in 1999, The Refuge is one of 40 House on the Rock worship sites and mission facilities in Nigeria. Pastor GoodHeart Obi C. Ekwueme leads The Refuge, which acts as a springboard for strategic ministry operations in northern Nigeria and beyond. As the evangelical organization has expanded, so has its need for improved, high-performance audio systems for its churches.

jbl_hotr2.jpgThe Refuge’s new main PA system features two arrays in a left-right configuration, each containing 10 JBL VT4887ADP-AN powered compact line array elements, and three JBL VT4880A ultra-long excursion, dual 18-inch arrayable subwoofers. Using onboard amplification and digital signal processing technology designed in cooperation with Crown and dbx, each JBL VT4887ADP-AN compact line array loudspeaker contains a DP-2 DrivePack, providing 2,200 watts peak (1,100W continuous) output power. With suspension hardware including quick-release pins and end-mounted metal frames to couple adjacent units together in rigid but flexible arrays, the VERTEC loudspeakers helped simplify the installation process. “The VERTEC line arrays were a very good fit for this project,? Hemming said. “They were easy to configure and the actual installation of the loudspeakers, with all the rigging, took less than a day.?

Complementing the main line array system are eight JBL AC28/95 loudspeakers dispersed throughout the worship space as delay fills. A total of 16 VRX915M stage monitors are available to serve the venue’s performance-based worship services. Crown MA12000i and MA5000i amplifiers power the loudspeaker elements not equipped with JBL DrivePacks, while the system also features a Soundcraft MH3 mixing console at the front of house position. Signal processing is achieved with dbx DriveRack 4800 Loudspeaker Management Systems, and a variety of AKG microphones round out the new system installation.

For more information on ET Quake Multimedia, please visit www.etquakemultimedia.com

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