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Matrox to Support Next Major Updates of Adobe Professional Video Editing Tools

Matrox editing cards and devices will be tightly integrated with the next major updates of Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC for rock-solid workflows from SD to 4K

Matrox® Video today announced support for the upcoming release of Adobe® professional video editing tools, including Adobe Premiere® Pro CC and Adobe Mercury Transmit for Adobe After Effects® CC, with the Matrox Mojito™ 4K monitoring card, the Matrox MXO2™ family of I/O devices and the Matrox Mojito MAX™ I/O card. WYSIWYG support for Adobe Photoshop® CC will also be provided.

Matrox Mojito 4K is a quad 3G-SDI, 4K video card for use with Adobe Creative Cloud™ professional video editing tools on Windows® platforms. It provides 10-bit H.264 intra-frame rendering and enables realtime monitoring and output of video footage at resolutions up to 4096×2160 and at frame rates up to 60 fps (4K@60fps) making it ideal for full-res 2K, QFHD and 4K workflows.

Matrox MXO2 and Mojito MAX I/O products provide broadcast-quality video and audio input, output and monitoring to enable traditional tape-based workflows including deck control for frame-accurate batch capture and print-to-tape. They are also the only I/O solutions on the market that let users encode H.264 files for delivery to the web, iPad® and iPhone® up to five times faster than software alone without sacrificing quality. In addition, MXO2 devices provide cross-platform Mac® and Windows support and are still the only solutions that connect anywhere, Mac and PC, via Thunderbolt™, PCIe® or ExpressCard/34®—with the same versatile unit.

“Our move to Creative Cloud has enabled us to accelerate the delivery of new features for Adobe video apps. Our customers want the very best tools available to them, and to work efficiently while producing amazing results,” said Simon Williams, director of strategic relations at Adobe. “Matrox has responded to this challenge. Their editing products offer our customers reliable and high-quality video options, which greatly enhance video artists’ overall experience.”

“Matrox Mojito 4K is an excellent complement to high frame rate (HFR) workflows beyond HD,” said Alberto Cieri, senior director of sales and marketing at Matrox “Users of Sony F5 and F55 cameras can take advantage of XAVC optimizations by Matrox and Adobe for 4K monitoring, editing, rendering, and delivery.”

Matrox I/0 products will be featured at the 2014 NAB Show (Las Vegas, April 7-10, booth SL5019).

Price and availability
Matrox products are available through a worldwide network of authorized dealers. Matrox Mojito 4K is priced at $1995 US (€1795, £1495) not including local taxes and delivery. Matrox MXO2 devices are priced starting at $449 US (€382, £338). Matrox Mojito MAX is priced at $995 US (€799, £749).

Drivers for the next major update of Adobe Premiere Pro CC will be available to registered Matrox users as a free download from the Matrox website after the updates are available via Adobe Creative Cloud.

Adobe at NAB
At NAB 2014, Adobe is announcing plans to significantly update all the video apps in Adobe Creative Cloud™. These new major updates and innovations, expected to ship in the first half of the year, include Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects® CC and are designed to make everyday tasks easier and faster enabling video professionals to create stunning videos, TV shows, films and commercials more efficiently. Adobe is also revealing new features for Adobe Anywhere, the collaborative workflow platform that empowers enterprise broadcast companies with distributed teams, using Adobe professional video apps, to work together as they access and manage centralized media and assets across virtually any network. See Adobe at NAB in Booth SL3910. Learn more at: http://adobe.ly/1hucPrO.

About Matrox Video
Matrox Video is a technology and market leader in the field of HD and SD digital video hardware and software for accelerated H.264 encoding, realtime editing, audio/video input/output, streaming, A/V signal conversion, capture/playout servers, channel-in-a-box systems and CGs. Matrox’s Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of multi-screen content creation and delivery platforms used by broadcasters, telcos, cable operators, post-production facilities, videographers and A/V professionals worldwide. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit www.matrox.com/video.

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DVEO Shipping Upgraded Version of Ad and EAS Playout Server — Ad+EAS Serter™ with Channel in Box Features will be Introduced at NAB 2014

San Diego, California – DVEO, the broadcast division of Computer Modules, Inc. (CMI), is now shipping the latest version of its ad inserter and EAS emergency alert system for DVB-ASI or IP. DVEO will debut the new Ad+EAS Serter™ at Booth SU2903 at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show, April 7-10, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Ad+EAS Serter functions as a simple playout server with Ad and EAS capabilities. It inserts emergency alerts – plus video clips, text, and graphics – anywhere on video content, live, on a schedule, or via signaling like SCTE 35. It adds messages to one to four targeted cable or on-air channels or sub channels, or to one to four IPTV channels. The high density system is designed for broadcast studios, cable head ends, and IPTV operators who require an easy to use EAS messaging system to communicate with their subscribers.

The cost-effective Windows® based system is compatible with Trilithic™, Sage™, and Monroe™ EAS Alert generators. It works by decoding the transport stream, overlaying the graphics, and transcoding the result. Alerts can be overlaid anywhere on H.264 or MPEG-2 video content. Messages can be quickly revised in real time, to give viewers critical updates – such as safety precautions, evacuation notices, and locations of assistance centers. EAS audio from EAS systems is spliced into live audio and emergency audio messages are sent to viewers.

“Our newest version of the Ad+EAS Serter supports both splicing and ad overlays. Emergency alerts and messages can be via industry standard methods. It also features a SLATE function that puts up an empty background on which you can type messages,” stated Laszlo Zoltan, Vice President of DVEO. “This system is currently deployed at a major cable company to originate important messages to the entire subscriber base.”

The system ships with a graphics creation application but uses most graphics formats. Graphics can be created in several formats, although bitmaps and “.pngs” are preferred. The position of the graphics, transparency, and fade characteristics can be configured via the management console. Easy drag and drop placement positions logos, text, or graphics on screen.

Graphical elements can be inventoried on the on board hard drive. Large local graphical libraries can be created for quick use under dynamic real world events. For example, the hard drive can store maps showing evacuation routes. The system is also able to mask the entire screen with a static image in case of video input failure or auto bypass via relay. Graphical elements such as fancy boxes, borders, background colors, and identifiers can be used to enhance emergency messages.

The Ad+EAS Serter is also suitable for Public Service Announcement crawls, and as a very flexible video messaging system to a subscriber base. DVEO can also create customized systems to meet customer’s needs.

Supplemental Information for Press Release

Features:

  • Inserts or overlays emergency alerts – text and/or graphics – into video feeds on a schedule or via signaling like SCTE 35 signals from EAS generators
  • Creates crawling messages and emergency alerts with programmable fonts and background colors, in any language
  • Compatible with Trilithic™, Sage™, and Monroe™ EAS alert generators
  • Works with most fonts: Chinese, Arabic, Indian, etc. via Unicode interface
  • SD – Optional SD plus HD version available
  • Inserts video clips or graphical overlays, or L wraps for advertising
  • Supports multiple areas of interest
  • Proof of play for all ads and emergency messages played
  • Built in intelligence makes scheduling easy
  • Supports 1080i, 720p, and 480i, and all standard broadcast resolutions
  • Selects transport streams by program numbers or PIDs
  • Features daily, weekly, and monthly schedule-based logos, alerts, and text insertion
  • Arbitrary location for graphics
  • Choose from static, rotating, or blinking graphics, logos, and text
  • Creates crawling messages and emergency alerts with programmable fonts and background colors, in any language
  • Select any degree of transparency
  • Easy drag and drop placement to position logo, text, or graphics on screen
  • News feeds from RSS in any language, with programmable fonts and background colors
  • Able to mask entire screen with a static image in case of video input failure or auto bypass via relay
  • 1 RU or 3 RU rack mountable frame
  • Template based character generator
  • Works as a playout server
  • SLATE function puts up an Empty Background on which you can type messages
  • Customization available
  • Can also play recorded files from hard drive, in loop mode
  • ESAM support in development
  • Stores graphics, clips, and messages in local memory
  • IP input and output version available
  • SDI input and output version available
  • Suggested Retail Prices:
    Ad+EAS Serter ASI/ASI 4ch (SD): $9,995 U.S.
    Ad+EAS Serter IP/IP 4ch (SD): $8,495 U.S.
    Ad+EAS Serter SDI/SDI 4ch (SD): $9,995 U.S

    DVEO and Ad+EAS Serter are trademarks of Computer Modules, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

    About CMI and DVEO
    CMI, founded in 1982, is a privately held company headquartered in San Diego, California. DVEO, the Broadcast Division of Computer Modules, Inc., sells digital video and high definition television (HDTV) products to the top television broadcast companies throughout the world.

    For more information on CMI and DVEO, please contact Rebecca Gray at +1 (858) 613-1818 or rebecca@dveo.com. To download DVEO’s press releases and product images, visit the news section at www.dveo.com.

    DVEO, 11409 West Bernardo Court, San Diego, California, 92127
    Web: www.dveo.com phone: +1 (858) 613-1818, fax: +1 (858) 613-1815

    Casio Introduces World’s Brightest LampFree Ultra Short-Throw Projector

    CASIO INTRODUCES WORLD’S BRIGHTEST LAMPFREE®
    ULTRA SHORT-THROW PROJECTOR

    New Casio XJ-UT310WN Projector Boasts 3100 Lumens and WXGA Resolution 

    DOVER, NJ, April 2, 2014 Casio America, Inc., today introduced its first LampFree® Ultra Short Throw projector – the XJ-UT310WN. With brightness up to 3100 lumens and an ultra short throw ratio of 0.28:1, Casio’s new XJ-UT310WN is the world’s brightest LampFree® Ultra Short Throw projector* available. Primarily designed for the education market where Ultra Short throw projectors are becoming the standard, the XJ-UT310WN offers WXGA resolution and required connectivity plus a suite of application tools which easily integrate today’s mobile technology into the classroom. 

    “We take great pride in developing ground-breaking LampFree® projectors that lead the way in education technology and our new Ultra Short Throw projector does just that,” said Matt Mustachio, general manager of Casio’s Business Projector Division. “It will fundamentally change the status quo in the education space, and deliver the benefits of LampFree® projection to schools and educators while providing enhanced features that will illuminate any classroom.”

    Weighing less than 13 pounds, Casio’s XJ-UT310WNnot only enables projection from data files stored on a USB memory device, ** but also allows wireless connection to smart phones*** and computers via wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b/g). The built in 2 GB of memory allows many file formats, such as PDF and QuickTime, to be stored in the projector for quick and easy playback. A full range of input terminals including HDMI RGB and video inputs provide connectivity to standard hardware sources. Audio inputs and a built in 16 watt speaker ensure all students can hear and a microphone terminal allows for teacher sound reinforcement. Ideal for classroom use, Casio’s XJ-UT310WN projector provides a 0.28:1 throw ratio using a mirror system which allows up to a 23” throw distance for a 67” image. This ultra short throw projector also has a new structure that has been developed to minimize deterioration of brightness due to dust.  The XJ-UT310WN even enables educators to display content from a mobile device, which can also be used to control presentations eliminating the need for additional hardware and equipment.

    Using Casio’s free mobile application – compatible with both Apple and Android – educators can easily integrate technology into the classroom. The mobile application allows educators to display and annotate presentations from a mobile device, as well as capture and save. In addition, educators can open an Internet browser and display content in real-time. There is also an image capture function using the mobile device’s camera to snap an image and send it to the projector.

    Finally, educators and IT managers will be able to enjoy all of the benefits of Casio’s LampFree® projectors in an Ultra Short Throw format with the XJ-UT310WN. No longer required to replace unsafe mercury lamps, the new XJ-UT310WN will help streamline costs and deliver a 20,000 hour estimated life due to Casio’s LASER & LED Hybrid Light Source technology. This technology achieves an increase in color spectrum compared with a mercury lamp, while lowering a projector’s total cost of ownership and maximizing investment.

     

    Casio’s XJ-UT310WN comes with a standard three (3) year parts and labor warranty plus a five (5) year or 10,000 hour warranty on the Hybrid Laser & LED light source. The XJ-UT310WN will be available in Q3 2014 with an MSRP of $1,999.99 and available for purchase through Casio’s National Pro AV dealer network and authorized distributors. For additional information on Casio’s XJ-UT310WN and its full portfolio of LampFree® projectors, visit www.casioLampFree.com

    *Based on Casio Market research of available non Mercury Lamp source Short Throw Projectors as of March 31, 2014

    **Depending on the data format, files may need to be converted using computer software that can be downloaded from the Casio website and then stored on a USB memory device.

    *** Smart phones or other mobile devices that have the MobiShow® application (AndroidTM, Apple iOS, or Windows Mobile® version) installed.

    About Casio LampFree® Projectors

    Casio’s portfolio of LampFree® projectors combines a laser, a fluorescent element and an LED light to deliver a mercury-free hybrid light source that lasts up to 20,000 hours while sustaining a high brightness and keeping maintenance costs to a minimum.  Casio has four series of LampFree® projectors that are available for home, business, education and commercial applications – Slim, Signature, Pro and Short Throw. For additional information on Casio’s projector series and LampFree® technology, please visit www.CasioLampFree.com.

     

    About Casio America, Inc.
    Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to fulfill its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casiousa.com.

     

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    XOR Media Selects Matrox DSX LE3 SDI Card to Power MediaServer G

    New video playout and branding server is ideal for television broadcast, content production, live entertainment and sports applications

    Matrox® Video today announced that video equipment manufacturer, XOR Media has exclusively chosen the Matrox DSX LE3 multi-channel SDI card, one of the Matrox DSX™ Developer Products, as the I/O and mixing engine for its new MediaServer G broadcast video server.

    MediaServer G (MSV-G) is a HD/SD switchable play-to-air video server that internally delivers video playback as well as rich branding graphics. The system features 2D/3D design and play-out that provides tickers, subtitles, crawls, full scene anti-aliasing, scoreboards and credits. MSV-G also supports importing files from Maya, 3ds Max and LightWave. The server can be controlled internally as a standalone system or by external broadcast automation systems. Master control operators can also preview an image prior to performing a transition.

    “Our customers use our media servers around the clock,” said Ralph Beck, CEO of XOR Media US. “Our decision to standardize on Matrox ensures the reliability, prompt support and lower overall cost of ownership that are critical in these demanding environments.”

    “XOR Media’s powerful new video server line takes full advantage of the I/O flexibility of the DSX LE3 series of SDI cards along with its support for the full array of industry-standard codecs that Matrox is known for,” said Alberto Cieri, Matrox senior director of sales and marketing. “The cards’ built-in support for 4K QFHD adds even more potential versatility.”

    At the 2014 NAB Show (Las Vegas, April 7-10) Matrox products will be demonstrated in booth SL5019. XOR Media products will be demonstrated in booth SL9721.

    About Matrox DSX Developer Products
    Matrox DSX Developer Products combine a full range of multi-channel SD/HD/4K I/O hardware with the feature-rich SDK and unlimited engineering support that let OEMs create advanced channel-in-a-box, video server, broadcast graphics and live streaming equipment. In addition to hardware that provides 24/7 reliability in even the most demanding environments, the Matrox DSX platforms provide advanced ancillary data handling for VANC and HANC, a constantly expanding selection of codecs (DVCPRO HD, MPEG-2, XDCAM HD AVC-Intra, H.264, Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, PitchBlue, and more), extensive file format support (GXF, MXF, MOV, AVI, MPG, MP4, and more) and powerful tools for quick app development.

    About XOR Media
    XOR Media develops high-performance, open, IT storage, specialized for media applications and private cloud data centers. Formerly SeaChange Broadcast, XOR Media offers a product line that includes open, cloud-capable and media-optimized technologies used by hundreds of broadcasters and content providers around the world: ingest and playout codecs MediaServer; and the prizewinning, clustered and scalable Universal MediaLibrary storage. XOR Media operates globally with over 200 employees and manages 15,000 channels on air. For more information, visit www.xor-media.com.

    About Matrox Video
    Matrox Video is a technology and market leader in the field of 4K, HD and SD digital video hardware and software for accelerated H.264 encoding, realtime editing, audio/video input/output, streaming, A/V signal conversion, capture/playout servers, channel-in-a-box systems and CGs. Matrox’s Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of multi-screen content creation and delivery platforms used by broadcasters, telcos, cable operators, post-production facilities, live event producers, videographers and A/V professionals worldwide. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit www.matrox.com/video.

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    Extron Introduces New Model of IN1608 Scaling Presentation Switcher with a Built-In Control Processor

    Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the Extron IN1608 IPCP, a new model of the IN1608 product family featuring a built-in Extron IP Link Pro control processor for complete and powerful AV system control. The IN1608 is a highly versatile scaling presentation switcher that delivers the technologically advanced capabilities necessary to design and integrate a complete AV system in one box, including an HDCP-compliant, multi-format video switcher, an advanced scaling engine, integrated DTP 230 transmitter and receivers, a high performance mono or stereo amplifier, comprehensive audio processing, and an advanced control processor that is uniquely expandable. The IN1608 is the new industry standard for fully integrated AV systems, greatly simplifying system design and installation, and dramatically reducing total cost of ownership. more

    Matrox Adds Features to VS4Recorder Including Gang Recording

    New VS4Control feature lets live event producers capture an unlimited number of video sources

    Matrox® Video today announced updates to VS4Recorder™, a standalone multi-camera recording app bundled with Matrox VS4™ quad HD capture cards. Release 3.0 for Matrox VS4 adds many new features to VS4Recorder including VS4Control for gang recording that lets live event producers capture an unlimited number of video sources simply by networking multiple VS4-enabled machines together in a master-slave configuration. Each VS4-based recording system captures up to four inputs to create files for use with popular editing apps from Adobe, Apple and Avid and for archiving. AVI files can be created using the high-quality Matrox MPEG 2 I-Frame codec. MOV QuickTime files can be created using DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO50 and DVCPRO HD. VS4Recoder also functions as a multiviewer, offering pristine video quality even when monitoring interlaced sources on progressive computer monitors.

    Matrox VS4 Recorder multi-camera recording app

    Other useful tools added to VS4Recorder include the following: an H.264 codec with MOV or MP4 file wrapping so that files can be immediately available for upload to the internet; DirectShow filters for developers to incorporate VS4 functionality in their own applications; event markers for Adobe Premiere CC so that while recording, users can highlight moments of interest for quicker post-event editing; and settings for capture duration and file switching without frame loss.

    “We have added the top user-requested features to VS4Recoder,” said Wayne Andrews, product manager, Matrox Video. “Unlimited, synchronized, multi-channel HD capture has never been so easy and so affordable.”

    VS4Recorder will be demonstrated in booth SL5019 at the 2014 NAB Show (Las Vegas, April 7-10).

    Price and availability
    Priced at $1,495 US (€1295, £995) not including local taxes and delivery, the Matrox VS4 card is now available through a worldwide network of authorized dealers. Full turnkey HD recording systems are available from some certified systems builders starting under $5000. Matrox VS4Recorder is available to registered VS4 users as a free download from the Matrox website. Release 3.0 for Matrox VS4 will be available in May 2014.

    About Matrox Video
    Matrox Video is a technology and market leader in the field of 4K, HD and SD digital video hardware and software for accelerated H.264 encoding, realtime editing, audio/video input/output, streaming, A/V signal conversion, capture/playout servers, channel-in-a-box systems and CGs. Matrox’s Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of multi-screen content creation and delivery platforms used by broadcasters, telcos, cable operators, post-production facilities, live event producers, videographers and A/V professionals worldwide. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit www.matrox.com/video.

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    DK-Technologies Launches Entry Level DK T7 Audio Meter at NAB 2014

    Just months after launching its versatile DK T7 audio meter, DK-Technologies is using the NAB 2014 platform to launch a brand new, entry level version of this ground-breaking product (Booth N1202 in conjunction with Ward-Beck).

    The DK T7 Stereo is aimed squarely at engineers who are only working with stereo audio, whether that be in radio, post production or recording music for subsequent CD release. Designed to be intuitive, the DK T7 Stereo has an easy to use, fast responding touch interface that makes it a breeze to set up and operate. Like its DK T7 big brother, the DK T7 Stereo offers high precision features and functionality at a highly cost effective price – just €2895 or USD 4890 MSRP. Its extensive feature-set includes industry compliant Loudness readings, Vectorscope, FFT spectrum analysis and Loudness Logging and Reporting.

    “We recognized that our DK T7 audio meter was perfect for engineers working in stereo, but that we could reduce the cost to them by removing multichannel capabilities and SDI interface,” says Uffe Kjems Hansen, Product Marketing Director of DK-Technologies. “Therefore we have targeted the same tools for stereo metering, and made it a much more cost-effective bargain.”

    The DK T7 Stereo includes balanced and unbalanced AES I/O, Analogue stereo inputs, headphone outputs as well as HDMI for external screen view. It is available as a stand-alone desktop or a 19” rack mounted unit. DK-Technologies can also offer in-console mounting options for console manufacturers and customers who prefer their meter to be integral to their desk.

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    About DK-Technologies
    DK-Technologies develops and produces audio meters, video waveform monitors and video sync and test signal generators. Alongside its worldwide distributor network, DK-Technologies also operates branch offices in Denmark, Germany, UK and USA. www.dk-technologies.com

    HARMAN’s AKG Aids International Understanding: New CSX IRS10 Infrared Language Distribution System from AKG Ensures Uncompromised Security and 10 Channels of Digital Transmission

    VIENNA, Austria –HARMAN’s AKG introduces the new CSX IRS10 infrared language distribution system. Ideal for conferencing, tour guide and assistive listening applications, the CSX IRS10 offers 10 channels of digital infrared transmission and uncompromised security.
    The next-generation AKG CSX IRS10 is based on a 10-channel PPM (Pulse Phase Modulation) technology, ensuring absolute security. The system is easily expandable to any room size. PPM also always uses the whole LED panel, regardless of whether someone is using one or 10 channels, which leads to the same radiation power and coverage area even if one is changing the number of needed channels.

    The heart of the system is the CSX BIR10 breakout box. It takes either the channels of an AKG CS5 system or any other 10 channels fed to it and modulates them on the infrared carrier. Two new radiators transmit the IR light into the room. The two radiators (CSX IRT3 and CSX IRT4) differ in terms of radiation angle. AKG now offers a floodlight for lower ceilings and a spotlight to cast the IR signal a greater distance, making it the ideal solution for any kind of room.

    The receivers offer two jog dial selectors to select the requested channel and to adjust the output level to the headphones. Both functions, as well as battery status, are shown on the OLED display. A standard 3.5mm stereo jack plug enables connection to headphones. A charging/storage case for 50 units is available to charge the 2700mAh NiMh rechargeable batteries (up to 20 hours operation time).

    HARMAN designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the 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 14,800 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.7 billion for the last twelve months ended December 31, 2013.

    HARMAN’s dbx Is Now Shipping Its DriveRack® PA2 Loudspeaker Management System With Mobile App Control

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – HARMAN’s dbx is now shipping its DriveRack PA2 Loudspeaker Management System, which enables a loudspeaker system to be quickly and accurately optimized for the best-possible sound quality. The PA2 is ideal for bands, musicians and artists who carry their own PA and for a wide range of installed sound applications. The DriveRack PA2 makes it easier than ever to set up a system and control it on the fly using via an Android®, iOS®, Mac®, or Windows® mobile device or laptop.

    The original DriveRack PA revolutionized audio for bands around the world by providing all of the processing they needed between their mixer and amplifiers to optimize and protect their loudspeakers. The DriveRack PA2 takes all of this functionality to an entirely new level, at a price point that offers outstanding value. A brand new Wizard allows for faster and easier set-up, new AutoEQ™ provides professional touring-quality room EQ and incredibly accurate Advanced Feedback Suppression (AFS™) ensures freedom from feedback in any room.

    The DriveRack PA2 can be set up and operated from a compatible tablet or smartphone via Ethernet using the free dbx PA2 Control App, available at www.dbxpro.com, the iTunes® Store and Google Play. Users have access to a host of configuration menus and on their mobile device or laptop, with full-color graphical displays that give ready visual indications of the parameters being adjusted. The DriveRack PA2 can also be operated via its front-panel controls and display.

    The DriveRack PA2 provides a comprehensive suite of system tuning and optimization tools. Its improved AutoEQ enables automatic and precise equalization of the loudspeakers to the venue in which they’re installed to achieve smoother, more accurate in-room frequency response. A new AFS Advanced Feedback Suppression feature automatically finds and dials out any problematic feedback-producing frequencies.

    The PA2 offers numerous additional system-tuning and sonic optimization capabilities, including dbx compression, graphic and 8-band parametric EQ, a new input delay module for delaying the front of house system to the backline, dbx’s exclusive Subharmonic Synthesis for enhanced low-frequency response, a built-in loudspeaker crossover (for full-range, 2-way and 3-way systems), limiting, loudspeaker time alignment and many additional features.

    “Setting up a PA can be one of the most challenging aspects of ilve performing, especially for local and semi-pro musicians who have to do it themselves, but the DriveRack PA2 makes the process fast, accurate and stress-free,” said Noel Larson, Director of Marketing, HARMAN Signal Processing. “Getting great live sound is now as easy as reaching for your phone or laptop.”

    The dbx DriveRack PA2 is currently available at a suggested retail price of $499.95.

    HARMAN designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, HARMAN Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the 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 14,800 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.7 billion for the last twelve months ended December 31, 2013.

    Jünger Audio Bridges A Gap With D*AP8 MAP

    Following Dolby’s decision in 2013 to discontinue its DP570 Multichannel Audio Tool, dynamics specialist Jünger Audio is now the sole company in the world that can supply a product to fill the gap.

    The company’s D*AP8 MAP Monitoring Audio Processor, which will be on show at Jünger Audio’s NAB 2014 Booth (C2134), is the only Loudness processor on the market capable of offering real-time metadata emulation as standard. This vital feature allows broadcast engineers in post-production, DVD and DTV facilities to check the quality of Dolby Digital AC3-encoded audio prior to transmission so that they can monitor exactly what the consumer will ultimately hear.

    “Metadata emulation is very important to the broadcast community, especially those working in the USA where the ATSC has specified that all audio must be Dolby AC3 encoded prior to transmission,” says Jünger Audio’s CEO Peter Pörs. “Every set-top box in the USA – and in many other countries, too – has a Dolby Digital decoder installed as standard. These decoders receive audio metadata, which is the unique ‘data about data’ delivered by Dolby Digital bitstreams.

    “Metadata is important because it ensures that television audiences at home hear their programs the way producers and content creators intended them to be. All kinds of audio parameters, including Loudness levels, are controlled this way. In countries where you can be fined if you get audio loudness wrong, it’s vital that broadcasters can check exactly what consumers will hear before material leaves their facilities.”

    Jünger Audio’s D*AP8 MAP Monitoring Audio Processor combines an audio monitor controller and a loudness measurement device in one unit, thus providing comprehensive quality control and loudness monitoring for anyone working in a production or broadcast environment.

    Designed for quality checking surround (5.1) and/or stereo programs, D*AP8 MAP features a built-in Dolby® Metadata generator and an optional Dolby® decoder that allows users to decode Dolby-E, Dolby-D (AC-3) and Dolby Digital plus (E-AC-3). It can also be used for live monitoring and to ensure compliance with today’s standards and regulations (ITU 1770-3, ATSC A/85 or EBU R128).

    The unit comes with alarm signals that alert the operator when pre-set loudness thresholds are exceeded, and these signals can be delivered by simple GPOs and/or SNMP traps, which carry actual loudness values. Loudness measurements can be performed over a long run or over a fraction of a program, or both. These measurements can be triggered by automation systems via GPIs or via the network – or even manually by buttons on a remote panel.

    Alongside loudness measurements, D*AP8 MAP also offers functionality for acoustical QA. It has eight speaker outputs that allow for A/B checking of stereo compatibility of a surround downmix through alternative speakers, as well as via L/R front speakers.

    By incorporating 3G, HD and SD auto detection, D*AP8 MAP gives users the option of dealing with all 16 channels of SDI embedded audio at the same time. This means the engineer can listen to one program while permanently logging the loudness of two (5.1 +2 mode) or four (4×2 mode) programs. It is also possible to send further embedded programs to D*AP8 MAP’s AES outputs to feed a third party instrument for analyzing and/or display.

    For no extra cost, the D*AP8 MAP SDI board also acts as an embedder and comes with video delay to compensate for any kind of audio delay. This feature is ideal for those looking to maintain lip sync in QA suites or control rooms.

    “Broadcast engineers still a need for a hardware based monitoring controller that combines loudness management and logging features with the ability to monitor Dolby®-E, Dolby®-D (AC-3) and Dolby® Digital plus (E-AC-3), as well as HE-AAC formats,” Pörs explains. “Our D*AP8 MAP is the only unit on the market that can do all of this and we will be using the NAB 2014 platform to ensure that everyone knows about it.”

    For more information about Jünger Audio, please visit NAB booth C2134 or visit the company’s website at www.jungeraudio.com

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    About Jünger Audio
    Established in Berlin in 1990, Jünger Audio specialises in the design and manufacture of high-quality digital audio dynamics processors. It has developed a unique range of digital processors that are designed to meet the demands of the professional audio market. All of its products are easy to operate and are developed and manufactured in-house, ensuring that the highest standards are maintained throughout. Its customers include many of the world’s top radio and TV broadcasters, IPTV providers, music recording studios and audio post production facilities. www.jungeraudio.com

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