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SCENIC ROAD PRODUCTIONS SELECTS FUJINON ENG-STYLE HD LENS FOR LOCATION SHOOTS

WAYNE, New Jersey – Scenic Road Productions (SRP), a video production house based in Kansas City, Mo., has selected a Fujinon XA17X7.6BRM ENG-style HD lens as part of its high definition production services for commercials, training and recruitment videos, and other promotional materials for a wide variety of clientele.

Before the official launch of SRP last fall, the Fujinon lens was part of owner Kevin Schwarzenberger’s equipment inventory. “I have a decade of shoots behind me, a large portion of which were shot using Fujinon glass,? he explained. “When I was ready to launch my business and the time came to select a high definition lens, Fujinon was already on my shopping list. Several factors made my final decision to invest in their lens very simple.?

Though a relatively new purchase, the lens has already seen hundreds of production hours and, according to Schwarzenberger, has worked flawlessly throughout more

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MULTIDYNE DEBUTS LIGHTBOX™ FIBER OPTIC FIELD TRANSPORT SYSTEM NOW WITH DVI OVER 3G AT IBC 2009

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Systems, a premier provider of fiber optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, is bringing its LiGHTBoX™ fiber optic field transport system with brand new features to IBC 2009 (Stand 2.A54).

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Addressing industry demands for fiber transport applications where battery-powered equipment is required, new features on the popular LiGHTBoX product include 3G capability, a boon for users working with high definition video. The LiGHTBoX is also now compatible with two of MultiDyne’s flagship products, the DVI-6000 and COMMS-2000. Both products can be integrated into the LiGHTBoX, with the COMMS-2000 for use anywhere to provide a two to four wire bridge for intercom. Applications for the LiGHTBoX with DVI-6000, a product designed for the transport of DVI-I, RGB-HV and DVI-D over ONE fiber, include outdoor digital more

Vizrt Provides Dynamic Solutions for Election Coverage throughout Latin America 


Bergen, Norway, Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ)- Vizrt announces that several TV stations in Latin America recently relied on Vizrt systems, software and graphics to display voting returns during their election coverage. A system made up of Viz Engine, Vizrt’s powerful renderer; Viz Artist animation and visual effects tool and Viz Trio character generator powered the election graphics.

During this summer, Vizrt customers in Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador and Brazil covered their respective election events using Vizrt products. Gizmo studio (www.gizmosite.tv), a Buenos Aires-based service provider and Vizrt partner, used the Vizrt systems to design graphics for Vizrt in Argentina and Mexico.

Gizmo Studio was instrumental in designing and assisting the networks’ development of election shows for Mexico’s Cadena 3 and Argentina’s Artear television network.

Cadena 3, an existing Vizrt customer, had relied upon Vizrt graphics solutions for the past two years. For their election coverage, more

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Technomad Loudspeakers Provide Clear Audio for Shoreline Sightseeing Boat Tours along the Chicago River

Weatherproof construction, pristine audio quality for entertainment and life safety drives customer decision to install Technomad products

BOSTON – Technomad LLC, a leader in weatherproof loudspeakers and audio systems since 1995, announces that its Vernal weatherproof loudspeakers are providing audio for narrated tours by Shoreline Sightseeing of Chicago on the waters of the Chicago River. More than 80 Vernal loudspeakers are installed on 18 boats, broadcasting clear speech with supplemental background music on boats ranging from 15 to 50 feet in length.

Shoreline Sightseeing is the premier boat touring fleet in Chicago, operating tours on the Chicago River and the Great Lakes that give visitors a historical overview of nearby architecture and other attractions. According to Chad Rice, Director of Fleet Management for Shoreline Sightseeing, the live and pre-recorded audio narrations are significant to the tours, and the audio is intelligible from the shoreline as boats pass more

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StrandVision Announces “Take a Test Drive? Drawing for Free Digital Signage System Valued at $3,000

Includes digital signage software, computer and display…

MENOMONIE, Wis. – Aug. 24, 2009 – StrandVision LLC today announced that it is giving away a complete StrandVision Digital Signage system that includes a one-year StrandVision Digital Signage software subscription, a personal computer and display. Total system value is $3,000. more

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DK-Technologies Helps UK Broadcaster Industry Meet BCAP’s Loudness Guidelines

C4, RedBee and Grand Central Studios are among a growing number of broadcast and post production facilities that are choosing DK-Technologies’ Loudness software to evaluate audio levels on commercials and idents in line with the latest recommendations from the Broadcast Committee on Advertising Standards (BCAP).

BCAP’s guidelines, which were published last year, advise broadcasters to look at the audio levels on commercials and idents following audience complaraja-sehgal-of-grand-central-with-dk-loudness-metering-compressed.jpgints that they are often too loud. BCAP recommends the use of loudness meters that incorporate International Telecommunications Union (ITU) specified algorithms BS.1770 and BS.1771 to measure loudness – something that traditional PPM and VU meters are incapable of doing.

At a recent briefing held at Grand Central Studios in London, 30 members of the UK Screen Association heard how C4, its sister channels and channels such as Dave, Bravo, Living and Virgin 1 that more

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SmartAVI, Inc. Unveils SignagePro Mobility

Compact Digital Signage Hardware/Software Unit Targets Mass Transit Vehicles and Spaces Where Traditional Solutions Have Been Virtually Impossible

BURBANK, CA (August 19, 2009) – SmartAVI, Inc., a world-leading innovator in the fields of digital content creation, management and delivery solutions through hardware and software, today unveiled it’s compact digital signage hardware/software solution for mass transit vehicles and small viewing areas, called SignagePro Mobility.

SignagePro Mobility takes its cue from SmartAVI’s wildly-popular SignagePro and SignageProHD units, which have sold well around the world because of their aggressive pricing and powerhouse performance as digital signage solutions. The major difference with the SignagePro Mobility unit, is that is has been designed specifically for mass transit vehicles such as jumbo jets and taxis as well as compact spaces such as retail kiosks in shopping malls or elevators.

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AVAD to Distribute Home Automation and Security Products from HAI

Van Nuys, Calif. – August 21, 2009 – AVAD LLC, North America’s leading distributor of custom electronics, announced it has entered in a distribution agreement with Home Automation, Inc. (HAI), a leading manufacturer of integrated security and home automation products. Through the partnership, AVAD dealers will now have access to HAI products, including a full range of home automation products and accessories designed to accommodate any lifestyle and budget. AVAD will feature new products from HAI as part of its “One Call Does it All? demo at booth #1765 at CEDIA Expo 2009, held September 10-13 in Atlanta, Ga.

The HAI line of home automation products now offered by AVAD includes the easy-to-install HAI OmniTouch 5.7, a 5.7 inch color touch screen, offering one-touch control of security systems, temperature, lighting, entertainment systems and more. AVAD dealers will also be able to offer their clients more

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Sennheiser expands its line of portable HD headphones

August 2009 – Listeners seeking a great new pair of cans can look no further: Sennheiser announces an expansion of its line full-sized, portable HD headphones. The stylish HD 428, HD 438 and HD 448 are optimized for portable players but also deliver strong audio performance on home hi-fi systems, making them an ideal choice for users who want to crank their playlists on the move and at home.

“Many headphones are either optimized for use with portable players or are designed to be used with home stereo systems,? said Eric Palonen, product manager for consumer electronics and telecommunications products at Sennheiser’s U.S. headquarters. “But many music lovers want headphones that can do both, and ones that can always be relied upon to offer superb sound – no matter the audio source.?

The top-of-the-range HD 448 model offers a lifelike sound experience with precise detail. The HD more

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Top London Nightclub Fabric Upgrades To BSS Audio Soundweb™ London

Succeeding in a fixed installation that provides a major upgrade to the quality of its networked audio, London nightclub Fabric has chosen to upgrade its three legendary dance rooms with BSS Audio Soundweb London devices. The system was sold through Harman’s UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd.

“The original Soundweb devices gave us great service but we realized that the available technology had become far more advanced. Processing speed is a lot faster, and the new devices have a much greater capacity,? stated Sanjeev Bhardwaj, head of technology for Fabric.

The new system consists of a BLU-160 and pair of BLU-120 devices in the two main rooms along with a pair of BLU-BOB output boxes, and a BLU-160 and single BLU-120 in the third room. All three rooms are fitted with password-protected BLU-10 programmable touch screen remotes for local control.

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