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Comprehensive Announces Addition of HDMI-EZ Termination System!

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The revolutionary HDMI-EZ HDMI termination system is the latest game changer from connectivity leader Comprehensive Cable.

For the first time ever, installers can quickly and easily terminate HDMI 1.4 capable assemblies (4k x 2k, 3D, Deep Color, 1080p and more) to custom lengths in the field using Comprehensive’s exciting new HDMI-EZ termination system. This unique new product finally allows both commercial and residential installers to fully utilize the HD signals of their sources and displays without converting them by giving them the ability to run and terminate HDMI cables to the exact lengths needed on demand as they have done with analog cables for years. more

ANTON/BAUER BATTERIES ENDURE TROPIC HEAT AND ARCTIC COLD TO GO THE DISTANCE FOR THE OUTDOORSMAN WITH BUCK MCNEELY

anton-bauer-buck-mcneely-the-outdoorsman.jpgFRANKLIN, TN – For more than 20 years, Anton/Bauer batteries have crisscrossed the globe with Buck McNeely, host and producer of the Outdoor Adventure TV series “The Outdoorsman with Buck McNeely.” From the frozen wilderness of Siberia Russia to the steamy jungles of Africa and many points in between, Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the world’s premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, designs its products to deliver consistently reliable performance even in the most challenging shooting environments. Perfect for McNeely and his crew, Anton/Bauer batteries power the thrilling video that has propelled “The Outdoorsman” series to become the largest syndicated outdoor adventure program in the world. In the U.S. it airs on over 520 TV stations and on multiple cable and satellite networks. more

Calibre premieres on Oscar Night®

Paul Carey, President, Marketing Specialists, Inc and Tim Brooksbank, Chairman, Calibre UK

Paul Carey, President, Marketing Specialists, Inc and Tim Brooksbank, Chairman, Calibre UK

With Hollywood’s finest in the auditorium and a live worldwide audience estimated at tens of millions, AV productions don’t come much bigger – or more challenging – than the Oscar Night®. The pressure is on to create a high-impact feast for the senses, and that inevitably leads to the technological bar being raised, as production company SenovvA discovered when it found the need to use sophisticated warp-generation from Calibre UK at this year’s ceremony.

Tim Brooksbank, Chairman, Calibre UK takes up the story: “In the center of the set for this year’s Academy Awards, there was a cylindrical projection screen showing clips of nominated movies. When logos and general graphics were shown, this cylindrical projection screen rotated open to reveal an LED display, the rear surface.? more

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

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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

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