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HaiVision’s New MAKITO™ — HD H.264 Video Encoding, Now With Component and DVI Input for up to 1080p60 Resolution

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Nov. 10, 2009 — HaiVision Network Video today announced the immediate availability of the latest MAKITO™, a high performance HD H.264 encoder that now supports both component analog and DVI inputs. The MAKITO delivers low latency, full frame rate H.264 encoding of high definition video up to 1080p60, or computer graphics resolutions up to 1280×1024 60Hz (SXGA). The new MAKITO complements HaiVision’s release of the MAKITO-SDI earlier this year, which supports resolutions up to 1080p60 over SDI (including SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G-SDI). The new MAKITO also eliminates the need for converters or scalers when HD-SDI is not available. more

Furman Elite-15i Power Management Systems Selected by ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ for Ohio Renovation

PETALUMA, Calif. — Nov. 9, 2009 — Furman today announced that its power management systems were among the amenities included in a home renovation that was featured in an episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” aired on Nov. 8. more

Vibrant Design’s Christopher Landy Begins Third Season As Lighting Designer on VH1 Classic’s “THAT METAL SHOW”

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“THAT METAL SHOW,” the Saturday-night show on VH1 Classic that discusses and debates all things hard rock and heavy metal, has returned for its third season and so has lighting designer Christopher Landy of Brooklyn-based Vibrant Design LLC.

VH1 Classic often calls on Vibrant to light series and specials. Landy has been involved with “THAT METAL SHOW,” from its inception. “The show has been a runaway hit,” he notes, “and we’re back in production with nine new episodes.” Season three reunites hosts Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson with such guests as the Canadian heavy metal band Anvil, Rob Halford , WWE’s Chris Jericho, Steve Vai, and Peter Criss. more

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Sting Debuts New Material With Studer Vista 5 SR

Sting recently performed two intimate concerts at the Durham Cathedral in northeast England, marking the first time the legendary musician played selections from his upcoming album, “If On a Winter’s Night…? Sting recorded the performances live for DVD release and audio supplier Audio-Rent Clair provided the sound system for the event, which included a Studer Vista 5 SR digital console for front-of-house mixing. more

RF Central’s Signal Coverage Goes Long To Score Touchdown With Buffalo Bills

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ORCHARD PARK, NY – As the temperatures in Western New York continue to drop, the Buffalo Bills’ game day presentation is heating up thanks to RF Central’s RFX-CMT-II camera mounted transmitter and RMR-X6-II diversity receiver’s rock solid signal coverage. more

Wisdom Audio Adds to Sage Series with On-Wall Speaker Models For Use Behind Projection Screens

Wisdom Audio Sage Series on-wall speakers for use behind projection screens

Wisdom Audio Sage Series on-wall speakers for use behind projection screens

CARSON CITY, Nev., Nov. 4, 2009 — Wisdom Audio (www.wisdomaudio.com), the leader in planar magnetic technologies, has announced that three new high-end speaker model variants have been added to its award-winning Sage Series line. The L150m (MSRP $16,000), an on-wall version of the Reference Line Source L150i in-wall, has been added to Sage Series for applications where in-wall installation is not possible or desired. The L100m and C150m line source solutions have been designed as on-wall solutions sized specifically for discreet installation behind perforated screens. MSRPs are $11,700 (L100m) and $17,500 (C150m). Expected availability for these three new models is December 2009. more

Wohler Monitoring Solutions Provide Winning Utility and Functionality for Oriole Park at Camden Yards

HAYWARD, Calif. — Nov. 04, 2009 — Wohler Technologies Inc. today announced that Oriole Park at Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles™, is using a variety of Wohler monitoring gear within its newly installed HD digital production system. The ballpark’s upgraded facilities originate HD programming for new HD LED video displays and generate two HD channels for the in-house cable system. Installed in the scoreboard control room, Wohler audio and video monitoring systems enable convenient monitoring and QC of signals including the PA feed to the seating bowl, as well as program and effects audio to the home TV truck and home radio broadcast booth. more

Electro-Voice sound for Italy’s Zelig cabaret

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Straubing, August 2009 One of the most popular cabaret shows on Italian TV, Zelig has enjoyed record ratings since its inception in the mid-1990s. The show is recorded twice weekly in front of an audience of 2,500 in Milan’s Arcimboldi Theatre. The elegant, historic setting gels perfectly with the concept of the hit show, but in terms of technical infrastructure the Arcimboldi Theatre is the soul of modernity. more

CBT/SMARTdesks Introduces New Way to Communicate Over IP With Viewpoint™

LINTHICUM, Md. — Oct. 27, 2009 — CBT/SMARTdesks, the leading supplier of computer classroom and conference room furniture, today introduced a new model for HD video conferencing with the Viewpoint™ self-contained mobile studio for HD communications over IP. Viewpoint packages all components required for HD conferencing in one compact solution, allowing businesses, educators, healthcare professionals, lawyers, government agencies, and many others to easily achieve professionally produced results. Designed for mobility and placement at the appropriate space where communications take place, instead of occupying a fixed position in a conference room, the quickly deployed Viewpoint overcomes the limitations of other solutions by turning any nine-foot by nine-foot space into an on-location HD studio. more

Furman’s PS-PRO II and AC-215 Keep the Thrill Alive at B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center

PETALUMA, Calif. — Oct. 27, 2009 — At any museum, the last thing visitors want to see is an “out of order” sign on a multimedia exhibit. At the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola, Miss., the disappointment would be enough to make you sing the blues. That’s why the exhibit technology team at Bowen Technovation chose Furman’s PS-PRO II power conditioner/sequencers and AC-215 power conditioners. The units protect sensitive components in the museum’s multimedia exhibits, while at the same time enhancing audio and video performance for an optimal visitor experience. more

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