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Dataton WATCHOUT on world stage at Expo 2010, Shanghai

Magic Box (c) Kuno Giesel

Magic Box (c) Kuno Giesel

Largest ever deployment of WATCHOUT

The Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China, which opened on May 1st, sees the largest-ever implementation of the Dataton WATCHOUT™ multi-display presentation and production system in a single location.

In total, more than two-dozen of the Expo’s pavilions aimed at gathering and presenting the world’s cultures are making use of WATCHOUT, including the host China pavilion, the City of the Future, the City of Planets, the City of Dreams, and the national pavilions of Japan, Brazil, Singapore, G ermany, Spain, Switzerland and the UAE. Other pavilion designs employing WATCHOUT include the State Grid Pavilion, World Trade Centers Association, General Motors, the Urban Planet Pavilion and the Europe Pavilion. The Macau Pavilion alone is using over 130 WATCHOUT-equipped computers to produce its AV show. more

Visual Acuity plans Dome theatre

Sofia Andersson, M&F Foto

Dome theatre at the Norrköping Visualization Center is the most modern and technically advanced visualization space in Europe

When the Norrköping Visualization Center was opened by His Majesty the King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden on 27th May, the ceremony marked the end of an extraordinary three-year design and construction process in which technology consultancy Visual Acuity has played a pivotal role. The company’s work included an early feasibility study to set budgets and outline the plan of how the technology would be used, design of the digital dome and supporting spaces within the actual historic building, writing of tenders and technical management of vendors through installation and finishing. more

FLDA lights all the action for PokerStars Big Game

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LD Bruce Ferri, Principal of FLDA lit the PokerStars.net’s Big Game. Here’s a view from the poker table towards the interview lounge.
Photo ©2010 Mick Smith FLDA

The Big Game from PokerStars.net dealt its first hand June 15th on Fox, airing on Fox affiliates around the country and online at PokerStars.net. FLDA Lighting Designer Bruce Ferri brought his signature lighting style to the six week poker program. “We shot for six days at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, covering 150 hands of poker per day,? explains Ferri. “In total, we shot 900 hands of poker to get six weeks of programming. Each round of 150 hands is five days of broadcast episodes. It was actually really interesting because poker is unpredictable and the stakes are high.? more

NewTek TriCaster at 2010 NHL Awards Provides Star-studded Access to Hockey Fans Worldwide

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SAN ANTONIO – June 18, 2010 – NewTek, manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced that award-winning TriCaster TCXD850 portable live production system will be used to produce and live stream extended behind-the-scenes coverage of the 2010 National Hockey League (NHL) Awards beginning at noon PST/3 p.m. EST on Wednesday, June 23. The live webcast from the Palms Las Vegas Hotel will include NHL player and celebrity sightings and interviews of the VIP red carpet arrivals. The live stream will be available at www.nhl.com. more

Logic Systems Rocks the Range With 72 NEXO GEO T Boxes and Yamaha PM5D Consoles

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COLUMBUS, OH⎯ Logic Systems Sound and Lighting, Inc. (St. Louis) provided the two-day ‘Rock on the Range’ (ROTR) Festival in Columbus, OH with audio and lighting production for the main stage that included 36 elements per side of a NEXO GEO-T line array. Bands performing included Sevendust, Theory of a Deadman, Puddle of Mudd, Drowning Pool, 3 Days Grace, Deftones, Apocolyptica, 5 Finger Death Punch, Slash, Seether, Godsmack, Rob Zombie, and Limp Bizkit. Approximately 100,000 attended the late May hard rock event at Crew Soccer Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, the largest ROTR event of the four held to date. more

Haivision Supports Live Mobile Broadcast of Match Race Germany in Pioneering Use of 4G LTE Technology

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — June 17, 2010 — Haivision Network Video today announced that its Makito(TM) HD H.264 encoder and Mako(TM) HD H.264 decoder were employed by Alcatel-Lucent during the Match Race Germany 2010 in May, in the first use of 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution) technology for a live mobile broadcast. In partnership with online video technology provider stream5 and network operator Teledata, Alcatel-Lucent used Haivision equipment to stream the popular yacht race live online. more

Audio Analysts Provides JBL VERTEC® Line Array System As Conan’s Comedy Tour Provides The Laughs

JBL VERTEC® line arrays are heading up the PA system on Conan O’Brien’s current “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television Tour,? with Audio Analysts providing live sound reinforcement for the production. The 30-city tour kicked off on April 12 in Eugene, Oregon and will culminate June 14 in Atlanta, Georgia. more

AKG Supports Chelsea Academy’s Music Center through The Bryan Adams Foundation

AKG recently provided a complete set of microphones to support the Chelsea Academy, the recently opened secondary school in southwest London created to be an outstanding centre of education and creativity. Working with The Bryan Adams Foundation, AKG has donated a 6-piece drum microphone set and four C1000 S condenser mics to the Academy’s Music Centre, which is designed to give students a thorough grounding in performance and recording techniques. more

CLEAR-COM’S FREESPEAK DIGITAL WIRELESS INTERCOM SYSTEM SETS SAIL WITH ROYAL CARIBBEAN’S OASIS OF THE SEAS

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Cruise Liner is the 17th Royal Caribbean Ship to Incorporate a Clear-Com Intercom System

MIAMI Clear-Com, a global leader in mission-critical voice communication systems, is helping Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas cruise ship navigate its communication needs on board, providing its FreeSpeak digital wireless intercom system as the anchor of the ship’s communications system. Using FreeSpeak, the Oasis of the Seas crew coordinates many of the ship’s theatrical productions, including several weekly runs of the Tony Award-winning, Broadway-licensed musical, “Hairspray.” more

TV5’s Cable Viewers Reap The Benefits of Better Audio Thanks To Jünger Audio’s LEVEL MAGIC™ Technology

Philippines-based television network Associated Broadcasting Company (TV5) has installed Jünger Audio’s LEVEL MAGIC™ technology to balance the audio transmissions it is sending to various cable operators throughout the country.

Currently owned by MediaQuest Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, TV5 has recently undergone a complete re-branding which has resulted in a substantially increased audience share. It now has more than 11% of the market, making it the third largest station in the Philippines. more

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