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Blue Hat Design Installs FUJINON HD Lenses at 12Stone Church in Atlanta

12Stone Church now bases video production at its four Atlanta campuses on FUJINON lenses

Wayne, N.J. – As one of the fastest growing churches in America, 12Stone Church recently opened a new Atlanta metro campus called Sugarloaf, which is equipped with a state-of-the-art HD video and audio production facility complete with Grass Valley LDX80 Premiere cameras and FUJINON HD lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation. The lens package includes: two FUJINON XA22X7 Studio Series box lenses on pedestal-mounted cameras, and two FUJINON ZA12X4.5 ENG lenses for handheld applications.

At these four locations, 12Stone—a Wesleyan evangelical Christian Church—offers 20 worship services weekly to over 30,000 attendees. The new 1,000-seat Sugarloaf worship center joins three other regional locations, including the Central campus (in Lawrenceville, GA) with its 2,600 seat-worship center, the Hamilton Mill campus with an 800-seat worship center and Flowery Branch with 500 seats. 12Stone also webcasts select services at its website.

“12Stone Church has been using FUJINON lenses for years at its Central campus, where the lenses have performed extremely well. The lenses produce exceptional picture quality, even in very low lighting conditions, and they’re backed by excellent customer service,” said David Roche, project manager for Technical Innovation’s Blue Hat Design, a systems integration firm specializing in audio/video installation and broadcast solutions for houses of worship (HOWs) headquartered in Norcross, GA. “So when it came time to choose HD lenses for the new Sugarloaf campus, we were very comfortable staying with FUJINON.”

In 2008, Blue Hat Design upgraded 12Stone Church’s Central campus with HD video production capabilities—including production control rooms, audio for video control rooms and edit suites—as part of a bigger facility renovation. The main campus also features a custom theatrical lighting grid, professional sound system, five Christie Digital HD20K projectors and large on-stage screens for image magnification.

In 2014, Blue Hat Design returned to install a fully equipped HD video production facility at the new Sugarloaf campus. In June 2014, Blue Hat Design won a 2014 Commercial Integrator BEST Award for Best House of Worship Project for its innovative design, which allows 12StoneChurch to share its HD video and audio production facility with the JohnC.MaxwellLeadershipCenter. The architecturally stunning Sugarloaf building—designed by Wakefield, Beasley & Associates—houses both 12Stone’s worship center as well as the MaxwellCenter, which provides training for pastors and motivational speakers.

Sugarloaf is unique in that it has a full television studio, equipped with its own lighting grid, LED lighting panels, 3G fiber camera interconnections, audio connections, three 16-foot tall cyc walls and seating for a 200-member audience. It also has two Grass Valley Karerra 2.5 ME switchers, several Yamaha audio mixing consoles with Dante networking, Christie projectors and top of the line video monitors and IMAG displays.

12Stone’s multi-campus design allows video production of the services—including musical performances, scriptures and sermons—to originate from any of the four locations. The video is then distributed via a dedicated video over fiber IP network matrix that connects all four locations, and stored on Grass Valley K2 Summit 3G or K2 Solo 3G Elite servers for local playback at each of the worship centers.

“Over the years, 12StoneChurch has had a very positive experience with FUJINON lenses and the outstanding service and support from our Fujifilm Sales Rep Susan Teuscher, who helped us greatly on this Sugarloaf project,” Roche said. “That’s why we like FUJINON lenses and plan to stay with this brand for our next 12StoneChurch renovation slated for 2015.”

This year marks FUJIFILM’s 80th anniversary, and 40 years for the Optical Devices Division, formerly known as FUJINON, in the U.S.

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of four operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including: photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; and one-time-use cameras; and also markets motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions to the motion picture, broadcast and production industries. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of Fujifilm products and services in Canada. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmusa.com/northamerica, go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter, or go to www.facebook.com/FujifilmNorthAmerica to Like Fujifilm on Facebook. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including: healthcare, with medical systems, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics; graphic systems; highly functional materials, such as flat panel display materials; optical devices, such as broadcast and cinema lenses; digital imaging; and document products. These are based on a vast portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic, software and production technologies. In the year ended March 31, 2014, the company had global revenues of $23.7 billion, at an exchange rate of 103 yen to the dollar. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit: www.fujifilmholdings.com.

About Blue Hat Design
Technical Innovation’s Blue Hat Design delivers customer-focused broadcast solutions to the worship market, from systems integration services and emerging media technology, to equipment provisioning and broadcast consulting services. When it’s time to build, their clients come back time and again to “experience the difference” of their exclusive Jet Stream Total Program Management® approach. Blue Hat Design has added value within influential houses of worship like 12Stone Church, Passion City Church, Cross Pointe Church and Bellevue Baptist Church. With Blue Hat Design’s recent win of the 2014 Commercial Integrator Award for Best House of Worship Project, they are proud to say that their projects are noticed for their excellence. TI Blue Hat Design is dedicated to bringing that same level of expertise to each of their projects.

For more information about TI’s Blue Hat Design, visit: www.bluehatonline.com

AED Rent Turns Up Europe’s Volume with Revolutionary Sound from HARMAN’s JBL Professional VTX Loudspeakers and Crown Amplifiers

WILLEBROEK, Belgium – HARMAN’s JBL Professional and Crown amplifiers continue to be a rousing success in Europe, as Belgium-based AV rental system provider AED Rent delivers a new level of sound quality to festivals and tours across the continent with its inventory of JBL’s next-generation VTX line arrays and Crown I-Tech HD amps. From Turkey to the Netherlands, from heavy metal to hardcore house, AED Rent is harnessing the power of the revolutionary VTX Series to confirm itself as a market leader and total system provider throughout Europe. All systems have been/will be controlled, configured and monitored with JBL HiQnet Performance Manager™ providing a deliberately consistent user experience for the operator as they move from one system to another.

“The VTX Series is setting a new standard for concertgoers across Europe,” said Piet Verstraete, Sound Engineer/Account Manager for AED Rent, which signed on as the first adopter of JBL’s VTX V25 loudspeakers and as a Strategic Partner in the VTX Network in 2012. “We signed on as a Strategic Partner two years ago because we recognize revolutionary quality when we see and hear it. This summer it’s been very gratifying to enable the producers of the festivals and tours that have rented from us to expose thousands of fans across Europe to the experience that’s only possible with the quality of JBL and Crown.”

Events across Europe that have included VTX loudspeakers in the audio lineup include:

• Graspop Metal Meeting, known as the hardest festival in Belgium, took place in late June. In addition to sets by a range of acts that included Alice in Chains, Limp Bizkit and Soundgarden, the festival featured a Classic Rock Café and DJ sets. KO-sound delivered the audio through two columns of eight V25 loudspeakers that were supplemented by 16 S28 subs. Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD amplifiers featuring DriveCore™ technology powered the entire system.

• This year’s Rock@Field, Luxembourg Open Air festival, a 3-day/night music and camping extravaganza, blended local and global talent by including 10 local bands in a lineup that featured international acts such as Kings of Leon, Alice in Chains and Triggerfinger. To provide a quality of sound that matched the festival, EML/PRG Productions used two columns of 16 V25 loudspeakers supplemented by two columns of 12 S28 subs. Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD amplifiers featuring DriveCore powered the entire system.

• This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Reggae Sundance Festival, a 2-day reggae and camping gathering scheduled for the weekend of August 9–10 in Liempde, The Netherlands. The lineup includes acts such as Kabaka Pyramid, Dillinger & Trinity and Jesse Royal. To provide festival attendees with the best sound experience possible, KO-sound will provide two columns of 12 V25 loudspeakers supplemented by two columns of 12 S28 subs. Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD amplifiers featuring DriveCore will power the V25 loudspeakers, while I-Tech 12000HD amplifiers will power the S28 subs.

• At the end of June, football and music came together at Dance with the Devils, held at Sportpaleis in Antwerp, where Belgian fans cheered their teams and enjoyed music provided by a lineup of live artists and DJs. EML/PRG Productions managed the sound for the facility, installing a configuration that consisted of two columns of 16 V25 loudspeakers supplemented by two columns of 12 S28 subs. Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD amplifiers powered the V25 loudspeakers, while I-Tech 12000HD amplifiers powered the S28 subs.

• In mid-July, Metallica performed to an enthusiastic and energetic audience at the Istanbul Technical University (ITU) Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey. In addition to its own inventory, Altincizme Elektronik supplemented the sound with 16 S28 subs from AED Rent. Crown I-Tech 12000HD amplifiers powered the entire system.

• Part of July’s Robin Rotterdam Unlimited, this year’s Crazy Sexy Cool festival was equipped for sound by A Events, which chose two columns of 12 V25 loudspeakers and two columns of 12 S28 subs. Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD amplifiers powered the V25 loudspeakers, while I-Tech 12000HD amplifiers powered the S28 subs.

• In early August, the Loveland Festival comes to Sloterpark in Amsterdam with a lineup that includes Adam Beyer, Maceo Plex, Sasha, Arjuna Schiks and Oliver Koletzki. To supplement its own system, EML/PRG Productions Holland is equipping each stage with 24 S28 subs. Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD amplifiers powered the entire system.

• Launched in 1985, Pukkelpop began as a small, local music event organized by Leopoldsburg’s “Young Humanists” near the city of Hasselt, Belgium. Today, with its three days of musical acts chosen from the alternative fringe, Pukkelpop is considered one of Europe’s greatest musical gatherings. For the mid-August event, EML/PRG Productions selected 60 S28 subs for the Boilerroom stage and 26 S28 subs for the Marquee stage. Crown I-Tech 12000HD amplifiers powered the entire system.

• Nightmare 2.0 isn’t about bad dreams: It’s a festival of “hardcore” DJs held in Rotterdam at the end of June. With a lineup representing the unique sounds from an impressive number of cities and regions worldwide, sound quality is everything for this event’s audience. To deliver on those expectations, First Love Sound & Light Concepts selected 40 V25 loudspeakers and 32 S28 subs for use across the event’s multiple stages. Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD amplifiers powered the V25 loudspeakers, while I-Tech 12000HD amplifiers powered the S28 subs.

For more information on AED Rent, please visit www.aedrent.com

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and integrated control solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson ®, 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 16,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.3 billion for the twelve months ended June 30, 2014.

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Richard Bevan Promoted to Senior Vice President/General Manager of WorldStage West

WorldStage is pleased to announce that Richard Bevan has been promoted from Vice President of Production Services to Senior Vice President/General Manager of WorldStage West, located in Tustin, California. He will be reporting to WorldStage President Josh Weisberg.

“Richard has been a key member of the management team for many years, and I’m delighted to announce his new role and responsibilities at our West Coast operation,” says Weisberg. “This is a very natural progression as his role and influence within the organization has grown continually over the past years, supported by his deep knowledge or our industry and his terrific work ethic.”

Bevan says, “I’m honored by the trust that Gary Standard, (CEO) and Josh Weisberg, (President) have shown in me. It’s my goal to ensure that the quality of work we do remains at an all-time high as we continue to continue to grow the business in new and exciting ways.”

In addition to his general management duties, Bevan plans to continue to manage key accounts at WorldStage West, including projects for such end clients as the Milken Institute Global Conference, Adobe, Oracle, Nissan, Infiniti, VMware and Cisco.

“The West coast office is experiencing substantial growth,” Bevan says. “With the economy continuing to pick up steam and the event business hitting on all cylinders, we’re seeing significant new business adding to our roster of repeat business.”

Bevan joined Video Applications Inc., which merged with Scharff Weisberg Inc. to form WorldStage, in 1996 when the company launched its audio division. He came on board as a Senior Audio Engineer and witnessed the rapid growth of that division. “We grew from supplying audio services to about 20 percent of our shows to 80-90 percent of our shows over a four-year period,” he notes.

Bevan assumed the post of Director of Operations while still playing a leading role in the audio division. Later, he took over engineering administration and in 2011 moved into account management with the position of Vice President of Production Services.

Born and raised in Newton, Kansas, Bevan began his career as a touring audio engineer with A1 Audio in Hollywood, California. He was front of house audio engineer for Tony Orlando & Dawn at the age of 20 and several years later became audio engineer for the legendary Johnny Mathis, a post he held for eight years.

WorldStage Inc., the company created by the merger of Scharff Weisberg Inc and Video Applications Inc, continues a thirty-year legacy of providing clients the widest variety of entertainment technology coupled with conscientious and imaginative engineering services. WorldStage provides audio, video and lighting equipment and services to the event, theatrical, broadcast and brand experience markets nationally and internationally.

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Chris Fetner, Mark Aitken, and Darcy Antonellis to Keynote at SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition

Industry Leaders Will Share Insights and Expertise at SMPTE 2014 Conference Opening and During Industry Luncheon and SMPTE Fellows Luncheon

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Aug. 19, 2014 — The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R)), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the three keynote speakers for the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014), Oct. 21-23 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California.

Chris Fetner, director of global content partners operations at Netflix, will present the opening keynote. Later in the day, ticketholders for the SMPTE Industry Luncheon will have the opportunity to hear a keynote presentation by Mark Aitken, vice president of advanced technology at Sinclair Broadcast Group. On Wednesday, Vubiquity CEO Darcy Antonellis will address SMPTE Fellows, including those newly inducted for 2014, at the SMPTE Fellows Luncheon.

“The keynotes presented by Chris, Mark, and Darcy will punctuate a strong conference program that advances the industry through shared knowledge and experience,” said Wendy Aylsworth, SMPTE president and senior vice president of technology at Warner Bros. Technical Operations. “The real-world experiences of these industry leaders in leveraging advanced media delivery technologies will serve both to complement and enrich the diverse array of SMPTE 2014 technical sessions.”

Fetner, a SMPTE member, began his career as an operations manager at a local Public Broadcasting Systems (PBS) affiliate in Washington, D.C., and went on to serve as a producer for television programs including the award-winning show “Frontiers of Medicine.” He later served as a postproduction and operations executive at Discovery Communications, guiding the company’s migration to an all-digital workflow, and as vice president of postproduction and technical services at the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) Worldwide in New York, where he oversaw all technical operations supporting both the cable network BBC America and its distribution to electronic sell-through (EST), video-on-demand (VOD), and subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) customers. At Netflix he and his team deploy tools, processes, and knowledge that allow content owners and service vendors to deliver high-quality content to Netflix simply and with efficiency.

In addition to representing Sinclair Broadcast interests in industry technical and standards issues, Aitken is chairman of the Advanced Television System Committee (ATSC) TSG/S4 codec working group and a member of both the Mobile 500 Alliance executive committee and National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) TV Technology Committee. Since 1987, he also has been involved in the Federal Communications Committee (FCC) Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Services. Prior to joining Sinclair, Aitken held various positions with Comark Communications, where he was part of the Emmy(R) Award-winning team that brought Internet of Things (IoT) technology to the marketplace. He is currently a member of the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers, the IEEE, and SMPTE. He has authored numerous papers on innovative radio-frequency (RF) product developments, advanced digital television system design, and related implementation strategies, and holds patents for various RF devices. Aitken is a recipient of the 2008 Broadcasting and Cable Technology Leadership Award and the 2013 ATSC Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award.

Prior to becoming CEO at Vubiquity, Antonellis served as president of technical operations and CTO at Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., where she directed technology strategy and the company’s use of media and entertainment-related product and service innovations to drive growth and business opportunity. Earlier, during her tenure at CBS, she held lead management roles with responsibility for the network’s New York and Washington, D.C., operations. Antonellis is a three-time Emmy Award-winner for technical production and engineering. She serves on numerous advisory boards and has been named on the Video Business “Women Elite” and The Hollywood Reporter’s Digital Power 50 List. She has also earned Broadcasting and Cable’s Technology Leadership Award and India’s NASSCOM Innovator Leader Award, and was presented with the inaugural NAB TVNewsCheck Women in Technology Leadership Award. Antonellis is a SMPTE Fellow.

Further information about SMPTE 2014 is available at www.smpte2014.org.

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About the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R))
The Oscar(R) and Emmy(R) Award-winning Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R)), a professional membership association, is the preeminent leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem, worldwide. An internationally recognized and accredited organization, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines.

The Society is sustained by more than 6,000 members — motion-imaging executives, engineers, creative and technology professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and students — who meet in Sections throughout the world. Through the Society’s partnership with the Hollywood Post Alliance(R) (HPA(R)), this membership is complemented by the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media, and other dynamic media content. Information on joining SMPTE is available at www.smpte.org/join.

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Wohler Expands Reseller Agreement With Brazil’s CIS Group to Include File-Based Product Family

Wohler’s File-Based Line Will Help Increase Efficiency and Profitability for Latin American Media Companies

SAN FRANCISCO — Aug. 19, 2014 – Wohler Technologies today announced that CIS Group, already a part of a select global network of value-added resellers for Wohler’s baseband and stream-based product lines, will now represent Wohler’s line of file-based products, as well. Key among them is Cinnafilm(R) Tachyon(R) Wormhole(TM), an automated file-based retiming solution based on Wohler’s RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform(TM). CIS Group will resell Tachyon Wormhole and Wohler’s other file-based appliances in Brazil and select Latin American regions, where media companies are looking for ways to trim costs and monetize their content.

“We see great potential for both RadiantGrid and Tachyon Wormhole in the Brazilian market because it’s a technology that will help both large networks and regional stations increase revenue potential,” said Guilherme Silva, CEO and president of CIS Group. “CIS Group has been a leader for many years in bringing IT-based solutions to Brazilian media companies. Tachyon Wormhole fits this long tradition and will allow us to offer new ways of meeting our customers’ needs.”

Wohler serves as the exclusive master distributor for Tachyon Wormhole, which is based on the RadiantGrid platform and enables up to a ±10 percent runtime adjustment while preserving not only video and audio quality, but also closed caption integrity. Wohler offers the product directly and through select resellers. Wohler’s other file-based products include the RadiantGrid Media Transformation Platform and WohlerLoudness loudness-correction software.

“CIS has an extensive customer base within the Brazilian market and a deep understanding of marketing, selling, and supporting cutting-edge solutions such as Wohler’s file-based product lines,” said Craig Newbury, vice president of sales at Wohler. “That combination gives us access to the growing Brazilian market through a partnership with a true value-added reseller.”

More information about Wohler and its products is available at www.wohler.com.

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About CIS Group
CIS Group designs, engineers, and installs integrated solutions for broadcast facilities, sports venues, corporations, live/post production studios, educational institutions, and houses of worship. The company focuses on digital technology and new media projects for the creation, management, and distribution of film, video, audio, and data. With more than 26 years of experience in the broadcast and post production industry, CIS Group is uniquely suited as a technology integration partner.

Established in 1988, CIS Group delivers turnkey systems that combine proven broadcast, IT, and storage technologies to enable full digital workflows. Headquartered in Davie, Florida, CIS has field operations offices in Brazil and Portugal.

About Wohler Technologies Inc.
Wohler’s tradition of innovation began more than 30 years ago with the creation of the industry’s first in-rack audio monitoring product, and it continues today through the company’s continued development of unique solutions that span the baseband, stream, and file-based domains and include advanced monitoring solutions for video, audio, and captioning applications; solutions for IP monitoring, encoding, and decoding; and the award-winning RadiantGrid(TM) platform for efficient file-based content transformation and distribution. Together, Wohler’s advanced, cost-effective confidence monitoring and media transformation products ensure high-quality production across any platform and delivery to any device. More information about Wohler is available at www.wohler.com.

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Digigram to Introduce New Low-Latency, High-Density LX-MADI PCIe Sound Card at IBC2014

LX-MADI PCIe Sound Card Offers 64/64 MADI I/O, Latency Down to 3 ms, and High Stability in Audio Production and Broadcast Automation Applications

MONTBONNOT, France — Aug. 19, 2014 – Digigram today announced that it will showcase the new LX-MADI PCI Express(R) (PCIe(R)) sound card, the latest addition to company’s unparalleled range of sound cards engineered for broadcast applications, at IBC2014. Digigram designed this card to provide radio and television broadcasters with low-latency performance and reliable multichannel synchronous audio PC connectivity in high-density audio production and automation applications.

“With the new LX-MADI PCIe card, users can establish a high permanence-of-service bridge between the PC-based content management world of digital audio workstations and automation systems and the legacy synchronous audio world based on AES10 standard Multichannel Audio Digital Interface (MADI),” said Pascal Malgouyard, head of product marketing at Digigram. “This approach simplifies the systems required to support key broadcast processes while ensuring the continued quality and reliability of audio signals.”

Equipped with an optical MADI interface, Digigram’s new LX-MADI PCIe sound card supports a 64/64 I/O channel count with low roundtrip latency down to 3 milliseconds. An embedded 64×64 matrix gives users routing and direct monitoring capabilities, along with record and play functions. Because the LX-MADI PCIe sound card is a hardware solution, it offers high stability regardless of the computational load presented by other applications running on the host system, such as editing, processing, ingest, and playout.

The new Digigram LX-MADI PCIe sound card will be shipping by the end of 2014. In the meantime, it will be available for demonstrations on the Digigram IBC2014 stand (8.C51).

Further information about Digigram and the company’s products is available at www.digigram.com or by phone at +33 4 76 52 47 47.

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About Digigram
Positioned at the convergence of professional audio and video with IT, Digigram offers IP-based solutions that enable users worldwide to increase their competitiveness through change.

The company’s products enable the reliable capture, production and delivery of high-quality audio and video over IP networks. Its innovative IP audio codecs, professional sound cards, and audio processing software are used by thousands of journalists, broadcasters, and audio engineers worldwide. Digigram’s all-IP video product line provides advanced contribution and distribution solutions to broadcast, IPTV, Web TV, and OTT operators. The company also delivers key audio/video technologies and OEM solutions to software vendors and manufacturers.

For more than 25 years, through constant innovation and the development of fruitful partnerships, Digigram has been influential in energizing the industry, raising standards, and pushing forward technological development.

Further information on Digigram and its product portfolio is available at www.digigram.com.

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Forbidden to Present Two Sessions at IBC Content Everywhere Conference During IBC2014

LONDON — Aug. 19, 2014 – Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT), the AIM-quoted owner and developer of the market-leading cloud video platform Forscene, announced today that they will moderate two sessions at IBC’s inaugural Content Everywhere Europe conference colocated with IBC2014 in Amsterdam. For each session, one in each of the Workflow and Cloud Solutions Theatres, Forbidden will introduce key clients who will discuss how they leverage Forscene in their unique production and post-production workflows.

The IBC Content Everywhere Cloud Solutions area, located in Hall 3, hosts presentations and case studies on Cloud Technology and products. These free-to-attend master class sessions will explore the latest cloud solutions. In the session titled “Camera-to-Cloud — Cut Out the Delay Between Shoot and Post,” Maverick TV’s Donna Mulvey-Jones will explain how the cloud is used to cut out the delay between shoot and edit and provide better collaboration between production crews in the field and post-production teams back at base. To illustrate the point, Mulvey-Jones will describe Maverick TV’s use of the Forscene cloud-editing platform integrated with Sony’s CBK-WA100 wireless adapter — a combination that allows wireless transmission of content directly from the camera to Forscene. The session will be held Sunday, Sept. 14, from 2 p.m. to 2:25 p.m. in Hall 3 of the RAI. More information about the Cloud Solutions sessions can be found at www.ibc.org/page.cfm/link=861.

The IBC Content Everywhere Workflow Solutions area, located in Hall 9, will showcase the financial and production benefits of the disruptive technologies of file-based production workflows. In the session titled “Expanding the Use of Cloud to Create More Efficient File-Based Workflows,” Paul Wilkes, technical director for Halo Post and Portland Post, will talk about a revolutionary new workflow that synchronises post-production and archiving for BBC factual content in the Forscene cloud. The hour-long session will begin Monday, Sept. 15, at 12:30 p.m. in Hall 9. More information about Workflow Solutions can be found at www.ibc.org/page.cfm/link=910.

More information about Forscene can be found at www.forscene.co.uk. More information about Forbidden can be found at www.forbidden.co.uk.

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About Forbidden Technologies plc
Forbidden develops advanced technologies that enable media makers and broadcasters to create and distribute compelling viewing experiences to demanding worldwide audiences. Forbidden’s flagship product, Forscene, is the world’s most advanced cloud-based video post-production platform. It allows post-production professionals to make and deliver stories with high quality and production value in demanding, fast-paced landscapes. Quoted on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market, Forbidden partners with high-profile media and technology organisations, including Atos, BIM, deltatre, EVS, and Key Code Media. More information about Forbidden can be found at www.forbidden.co.uk. More information about Forscene can be found at www.forscene.co.uk.

Visit Forbidden at IBC2014, Stand 8.B38e

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RTI Announces Integration With Converging Systems’ LED Lighting Systems

New Two-Way Driver Provides Robust Adjustment and Control for up to 254 LED Devices

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Aug. 20, 2014 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced the release of a new two-way driver that allows users to control LED systems from Converging Systems’ portfolio of lighting solutions via an RTI control system. Available now, the driver makes it extremely easy for integrators to implement LED lighting in settings such as restaurants, bars, and home theaters. more

Zylight F8 LED Fresnel Delivers Reliable Performance, ROI for Lightworks.TV

LOS ANGELES – Through his London-based company, Lightworks.TV Ltd., lighting cameraman Scott Munro shoots and edits a variety of projects, from U.S. network news packages to corporate videos and documentaries. While he does not own a professional HD camcorder, he has invested in an extensive collection of production accessories and lighting instruments, including the Zylight F8 LED Fresnel.

“It’s hard to keep up with camera technology,” he explained, “but you can own lights these days and make them work for all sorts of projects. If you buy good products, like the Zylight F8, you’re going to get a good return on your investment. Good lighting never goes out of fashion.”

Munro appreciates that battery-powered LED lights allow cameramen to bring lights to locations where HMI lights are not an option. That said, he has not converted his entire lighting arsenal to LED, because most instruments he has tested only deliver soft light. The Zylight F8 LED Fresnel was a notable exception, which is why he purchased one in late 2013 and has used it for a variety of projects this year.

“There is a need for hard lighting sometimes,” Munro said. “LED is an evolving market. There have been improvements, and I think Zylight is one of those big improvements.”

Through its eight-inch SCHOTT glass lens, the F8 maintains single shadow traditional beam shaping, while its patented focusing system allows spot and flood operations. The fully dimmable F8 has a high CRI (color rendering index) and offers an adjustable beam spread (16-70 degrees). Its LED engine with quantum dot technology draws only 100 watts, but delivers close to the light output of a traditional 1000-watt Fresnel.

With such varied shooting assignments, the daylight (5600K) balanced F8 was the “obvious choice” instead of tungsten (3200K) for Munro, because he needed the higher output for outdoor shots. Inside or out, he uses barn doors with a soft box and honeycomb grid to shape the F8’s output. “You can always make a big light smaller,” he noted, “but you can’t make a small light bigger.”

Munro praised the F8’s build quality and compact storage, both important factors for shooting on location. The F8 proved its worth during a recent shoot at the Farnborough International Airshow outside of London in July. Munro only had a short window of time, and external power for HMI lights was not an option. He powered his Zylight with an IDX battery and got the shots his client needed.
“Working quickly and efficiently is a great way to please a client – and bring them back,” Munro said. “I feel the Zylight is an efficient light. It’s just great. It’s focusable, controllable, affordable and incredibly reliable.”

ABOUT ZYLIGHT LLC
Founded in 2003, Zylight LLC is the leading manufacturer of intelligent LED lighting instruments for the film and video production industry. Every model in its easy-to-use lighting system produces fully calibrated bright white light, while some also provide a spectrum of adjustable colors without gels. Full wireless control and DMX integration are included, and AC or DC power options are available. The Zylight state-of-the-art LED system is truly the most unique and flexible lighting system on the market today. With more than 50 dealers worldwide, Zylight continues to develop innovative LED lighting solutions to help make your job easier. More Than Bright – Zylight. Find out more at www.zylight.com.

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ADDERLink Infinity in the Spotlight at IBC

New York, August 21, 2014: Adder Technology, the high performance keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) specialist, will be launching the latest version and firmware of its ADDERLink Infinity solution at IBC 2014.

The ADDERLink Infinity range enables operators and computing resources to be separated by almost any distance, with no loss in capabilities and no reduction in video resolution or quality. The latest firmware upgrade brings further benefit to users with faster switching, presentation switching, security enhancements and a guaranteed 60 frames per second, full frame video performance.

Adder will also be showcasing three new high performance products, including the IP-based ADDERLink Infinity 1002 which adds an additional fiber module that offers dual network redundancy and performance to the single head range. The presence of the additional fiber port ensures that signals can be extended over significant distances.

“We will also be displaying the new Adder CCS-Pro4, a professional KM switch for the use and control of multiple systems and screens on a single desk, from a single mouse and keyboard,” says John Halksworth, senior product manager, Adder Technology. “The switch includes Free-Flow technology and allows users to seamlessly switch between multiple computers alongside an intuitive web interface.”

The Adder CCS-Pro4 is ideal for use in the broadcast and post production environments, as is the ADDERLink X-DVI Pro DL, also on show at IBC. This dual link, point to point DVI extender features plug and play functionality incorporating full dual link resolution capability up to 2560×1600. It can transmit a dual link video stream along with audio over a single CATx cable, up to 50 meters.

“In keeping with emerging trends in the broadcast industry, we will also be demonstrating our 4K capabilities in this arena with the ADDERLink XD522 DisplayPort extender,” says Halksworth.

The Adder solutions will be available on stand 7.C30 and will demonstrate the many advantages IP-based high performance KVM brings to the broadcast and post production workflow.

Visit Adder Technology at stand 7.C30 at IBC 2014 in Amsterdam from 12 September.

 

About Adder Technology

Adder Technology is a leading developer and thought leader in connectivity solutions. Adder’s media networks, extenders and keyboard, video and mouse switch solutions enable the control and distribution of IT systems around the world. The company distributes its products in more than 60 countries through a network of distributors, resellers and OEMs. Adder has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, China and Singapore.

Adder’s user base ranges across markets such as Retail, Financial, Industrial, Medical, Broadcast, Air Traffic Control, Digital Signage, Military and Server Management. Adder manufactures products under its own brand as well as for a number of OEM customers and its products are marketed and supported by a global network of resellers and distributors.

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Media Contact for Adder Technology
Tricia Hawkins
Bob Gold & Associates
+1-310-320-2010
tricia@bobgoldpr.com

 

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