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BHV Broadcast’s Award- Winning Video Ghost Targets Digital Signage Market

Power along a co-axial video cable revolutionizes remote monitor powering

Owslebury, UK – BHV Broadcast’s award-winning Video Ghost phantom power system is providing the Digital Signage industry with a low-cost and reliable power source that eliminates the need for local mains power for monitors. Julian Hiorns, BHV managing director and designer of Video Ghost, revealed details of the system’s cost-saving and operational benefits from headquarters in Owslebury, UK. BHV is an international manufacturer of compact, cost-effective equipment for live and post-production with a strong global channel network.

“Video Ghost is ideal for short-term or permanent applications that utilize monitors for digital signage such as entertainment venues, retail establishments and houses of worship,” explained Hiorns. “Operational benefits include portability and rapid deployment – important features for mobile productions and difficult locations where monitoring is required, and the flexibility to send or receive video signals and DC power wherever and whenever the need arises.”

Video Ghost is an innovative and unique way to get power to a monitor on a stage floor or in an arena roof and is a true ‘fit-and-forget’ product. The multi-award-winning unit is capable of running DC power and SDI video signals in the same coaxial cable. Once installed, it’s done; no adjustments need be made. No special cables or connectors are required, and the system can be run from any standard 15V power supply. Equally at home with SD or HD signals, Video Ghost powers monitors at a distance of 500 feet. Adding Video Ghost to the signal path eliminates tedious (and expensive) mains power provision at the monitor’s location.

Video Ghost, also available in a rack mount version that holds four transmitters, can also be used to power cameras and SDI converters.

About BHV Broadcast
BHV Broadcast is the manufacturer of award-winning compact and cost-effective equipment for production and post-production including a full range of rack-mount and portable digital switchers to accommodate any application where space is at a premium. The company also manufactures rate and format converters and video power systems. For further information: www.bhvbroadcast.com

BHV Broadcast contact: Martin Cook
+44 (0) 1962 777733 • martin@bhvbroadcast.com

Press contact: Harriet Diener / Desert Moon Communications
1-845-512-8283 • harriet@desert.tv

FSR InfoComm 2013 Product Introductions to Hit Broad Cross-Section of Applications

Woodland Park, NJ • FSR, manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, has announced plans to introduce numerous and varied Audio/Video products at InfoComm 2013 that will target a broad cross-section of applications.

Highlights of the new launches include a series of powerful but compact table boxes for conference to classrooms; an iPad table mount to satisfy any digital signage need; a USB Charger for iPad and iPhones, and Digital Ribbon Cables for signal distribution in any AV setting. The new gear will all be showcased during InfoComm in Booth 2259 in the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, from June 12th – 14th.

NEW AT INFOCOMM
Power Coaster Mini Table Box Series
FSR’s new Power Coaster mini table boxes are ideal for meeting, conference and classroom applications. The decorative covers protect and conceal the connectors below and resemble a high-end coaster when closed. Easy installation is accomplished by simply drilling a round hole in the table. A variety of connector options are available including Universal AC power receptacles and dual USB charging ports. The decorative covers are available with either black or aluminum anodized finishes for durability.

iPad Table Mounts
Perfectly suited for retail establishments, tradeshows, conferences, or even residential use, the versatile iPad Table Mounts offer a secure and reliable solution for any application utilizing an iPad or mini iPad as a digital signage tool. Using mounting holes in the base, the units can be permanently and securely mounted to a desk, tabletop or other surface as an advertising aid or mini billboard. Rotating action allows quick repositioning between portrait and landscape orientation, and a swivel option permits user sharing. Flexible tilt mechanics swiftly adjust the iPad Table Mount into any desired position.

SS-USB-CHRG Charger
The patent pending SS-USB-CHRG Charger snap-in module is iPad / iPhone compatible and incorporates the necessary firmware to communicate with USB devices, detect the correct charging wattage, and deliver a full 10 watts of charging power. The snap-in style connector fits a standard keystone mounting form and includes a power supply with screw terminals for easy installation.

Digital Ribbon Cables
FSR’s revolutionary Digital Ribbon Cables utilize proprietary composite technology to effectively allow “sparkle free” high-speed high definition HDMI signal transmission over distances of up to 325 ft. Active circuitry embedded in the connector shells provides all the signal buffering needed and eliminates additional bulky electronics.

The cables deliver a lightning speed 10.2 Gb/sec video bandwidth and can easily handle 1080p, 4kx2k, 3D and most newer hi-res formats. HDMI and HDCP compatibility is maintained throughout. With virtually flawless signal transfer, these cables are perfect for audio/video distribution in digital signage, conference room and classroom settings where longer cable runs have been prohibitive in the past. The cables are UL listed and plenum rated. The new technology permits tight bends during installation that were never before possible and facilitates easy routing.

AND MORE
FSR will also launch a host of AV equipment including Floor Boxes and a NEW FLEX System. This amazing self-contained control system offers valuable features, ease of use, and sensible pricing. In addition, the Company will highlight its popular Ceiling Boxes, the only ceiling boxes that offer both agency and plenum ratings; its Pathfinder Line of Matrix Switchers; and the Twister Pro transmitter/receiver system.

All of FSR’s latest products will be on exhibit at InfoComm, June 12 – 14, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Booth 2259.
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About FSR
FSR, established in 1981, manufactures a wide variety of products for the audio / video, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, including AV floor, wall, table, and ceiling connectivity boxes, as well as a full line of interfaces, distribution amplifiers, matrix switchers, seamless switchers and CAT-5 solutions.

FSR complies with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and is a woman owned business. FSR offers live 24/7 technical and sales support throughout the country from expertly trained technicians and sales representatives. For more information visit www.fsrinc.com.

FSR Contact: Jan Sandri
973-785-4347 • sales@fsrinc.com

Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications
Harriet Diener
845-512-8283 • harriet@desertmoon.tv

Renewed Vision Unveils ProVideoServer at InfoComm 2013

Popular and reliable ProVideoSync media server rebranded and upgraded with significant improvements

ORLANDO, Florida – InfoComm 2013 booth #4211 — Renewed Vision is taking advantage of InfoComm 2013 to officially debut ProVideoServer (PVS), the company’s new four-channel HD video server with synchronization.

Eight years ago, Renewed Vision introduced ProVideoSync, a dual-channel media server currently used by many organizations around the world for the synchronized playback of two channels of broadcast-quality video with select video codecs. Since that time, codecs like H.264 that were originally suitable for web video became of a better quality, distribution of content over the web became more desirable, remote control capabilities in video switchers became more widespread, and the appetite for even more video channels has grown.

With all of that in mind, Renewed Vision’s engineering team set out to address these modern requirements, re-imagining and extending the original scope of PVS. The result is essentially a brand new product with a slightly updated name better suited for its purpose. more

HDWX-100-TR; Wireless HDMI Extender

Wireless Extender, HDWX-100-TR is designed for wireless signals extending of HDMI, keyboard and mouse. The transmitter module HDWX-100-T connected to the HDMI source encodes the HDMI by H.264 and transmits the signal via advanced Wi-Fi, 802.11a/n technology. The receiver module, HDWX-100-R connected to the display receives and decodes wireless signal into HDMI for display. The USB keyboard and mouse interface in the receiver module, HDWX-100-R also can be accessed to the source via transmitter module HDWX-100-T, if it is connected to the source by USB interface.

The HDWX-100-TR supports the digital video data of full HD up to 1920x1080p at 60Hz and 7.1ch surround audio and transmits the signal up to 30 meters (100feet). It also enables to distribute one (1) video source up to four (4) displays and makes four (4) local keyboard and mouse accesses to the source.

By using GUI interface, user can select one of active transmitters for pairing in the receiver side. With these key features, 4 x 4 wireless routing system can be configured without any electrical connection.



HDWX-100 is Wireless HDMI Extender which supports:

- Wi-Fi standard: 802.11n, 5GHz, 2×2 MIMO, internal antennas (Maximum Throughput: 300Mbps)

- WPA/WPA2 and QoS

- Supports up to 1920×1080, 60Hz video and 7.1ch audio

- Has H.264 codec

- HDMI V1.3 and HDCP2.0 compatible

- Coverage distance (1:1 based)
- LOS (Line of Sight): up to 80meters
- NLOS: up to 30meters
: Typically 20meters (Indoor)

- Multi-cast: up to 1:4 distribution at 1920×1080, 60Hz

-USB backchannel: extend PC control to remote-site (RX)

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New cost–effective KanexPro HDMI Matrix with up to 32×32 I/O’s

May 16, 2013. Getting ready for InfoComm? Don’t forget to check our new, best-in class HDMI™ Matrix Switcher for all your AV integration needs.

The KanexPro HDMI 32×32 (also available in 4×4, 8×8 & 16×16) matrix is an ultra-high performance, digital matrix switcher engineered to route HDMI signals from 32 inputs to 32 outputs. The unit provides full HDCP internal management for today’s integration in commercial A/V market, ensuring HDCP key authentication, and administering the handshake internally. It maintains resolutions up to 1920 x 1200, 1080p or 2K, supporting full cross point switching. The matrix supports smart EDID management for rapid integration of sources and displays.

HDMI, Matrix, EDID, HDCP


Fully controllable through RS-232 commands, IR remote and front-panel buttons, this switcher includes 10-global presets for I/O configurations which allows saving and recalling via the front-panel, IR or through serial control at any time.

Today’s Applications

The KanexPro HDMI 32×32 matrix switcher is ideal for countless commercial applications such as military, medical and government environments where swift, reliable switching and distribution of high-resolution DVI/HDMI signals is critical to meet pixel-by-pixel needs.
To get a quote or for more information please call us at 888-644-4149 or visit KanexPro.com

About KanexPro™

Leveraging our core strength in professional A/V products, KanexPro carries a complete selection of A/V connectivity needs. When planning digital installations you will find that we carry a broad line of A/V connectivity products enabling you to broadcast, extend, split, or multiply HD signal transmissions; simply and cost-effectively. KanexPro is a registered trademark. All other trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

FSR Teams With NSCA and WAVE to Sponsor Networking Reception at InfoComm 2013

Woodland Park, NJ – FSR, along with co-sponsors NSCA and Women in AV (WAVE), will host an informal reception on Wednesday, June 12, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at The Peabody Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The event coincides with opening day of the InfoComm, the premiere trade show for the commercial audiovisual industry. Women are encouraged to attend the unique reception where they can network with colleagues, share success stories, industry tips and ideas.

“It’s an honor to sponsor this reception,” said Jan Sandri, FSR president. “It’s important to provide opportunities that allow women from all industry segments to mingle with their peers, share knowledge, and benefit from one another’s successes. We’re pleased to join NSCA and WAVE in this initiative. “

Register today for the reception at www.womeninav.com

About FSR – www.fsrinc.com
FSR, established in 1981, manufactures a wide variety of products for the audio / video, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, including AV floor, wall, table, and ceiling connectivity boxes, as well as a full line of interfaces, distribution amplifiers, matrix switchers, seamless switchers and CAT-5 solutions. The Flex LT control systems and IT-AS411 Series Audio Switcher/Amplifiers are 100% made in the USA.

All FSR products are designed and manufactured in its Woodland Park, NJ facility. The company is an Energy Star Partner and complies with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to demonstrate its deep commitment to preserving the planet. FSR offers live 24/7 technical and sales support throughout the country from expertly trained technicians and sales representatives.

About NSCA
The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) is the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial low-voltage electronic systems industry. NSCA is a powerful advocate for all who work within the low-voltage industry, including systems contractors/ integrators, product manufacturers, consultants, sales representatives, architects, specifying engineers and other allied professionals. NSCA is dedicated to serving its contractor members and all channel stakeholders through advocacy, education, member services and networking designed to improve business performance. For more information, visit: www.nsca.org

About WAVE
WAVE’s mission is to support women within the AV industry through collaborating, mentoring and networking opportunities. The popular Twitter group, !Womenin AV was formed to encourage women to become involved in both technical and management roles within the electronic systems industry.

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FSR Contact: Jan Sandri, President
973-785-4347 • sales@fsrinc.com

FSR Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications
Harriet Diener
845-512-8283 • harriet@desertmooncomm.com

NSCA Contact: Cathy Mrosko
Senior Director of Government Affairs and Industry Outreach
571-263-9800 • cmrosko@nsca.org

Nationwide Distribution Network Catalyst AV Now Offering Atlona Media Distribution Products

Catalyst AV Enters into Nationwide Distribution Agreement with Atlona

Comprehensive assortment of media distribution products meets Catalyst AV’s standards for performance and value

Burlington, MA – May 14, 2013 – Catalyst AV, a nationwide distribution network of specialty AV products that serves more than 10,000 integrators from 17-locations stateside — with emphasis on dealer support before, during and after the sale — today announced Atlona® as its media distribution products partner.

Established in 2003, Atlona is a leading provider of AV switchers, distribution amps, extenders, converters and scalers, cables and adapters, testing equipment and accessories. Effective this month, all 17 Catalyst AV distribution outlets began stocking Atlona’s media distribution solutions, ready for next-day delivery and where applicable, same-day to its dealer base.

”Atlona is a leader in signal distribution and we are fortunate to have another partnership with a leader in a category served,” says Wally Whinna, Catalyst AV board member and principal of Allnet Distributing. “We’ve begun rolling-out the line to our dealers via special events as well as one-on-one dealer presentations and trainings.”

“We have a strong relationship with the members of this group and work very well together to bring the best products, support and complementary offering to the CEDIA market. The Catalyst AV distribution group has positioned Atlona as the premier connectivity line and with their national reach we will continue to see the growth of their dealer network,” says Mike Grubb, Atlona Senior Sales Manager, Americas.

The Catalyst AV member companies are:
• Allnet Distributing (www.allnetdistributing.com) (Midwest)
• Audio Video Warehouse (www.av-warehouse.com) (Nevada, Arizona)
• Custom Plus Distributing (www.customplusdistributing.com) (Pacific NW / Alaska)
• Easy Access Distribution (www.easyaccessdistribution.com) (Northeast)
• Electronic Lane Distributors (www.electroniclane.com) (Southwest) (commercial / and pro AV channels)
• Electronics Source (www.electronics-source.com) (Florida and Southeast)
• Electronic Stockroom (www.electronicstockroom.com) (California)
• HCA Distributing (www.hcadist.com) (Rocky Mountains)
• Pioneer Music Company (www.pioneermusicinc.com) (Plains States)
• SPD (www.spmreps.com/sound-product-distributing) (Upstate NY)
• Tech Source Distributors (www.techsourcedist.com) (Mid-Atlantic)

Please direct all Catalyst AV media inquiries to Paul Muto at paul@mutocomm.com; 631.849.4301.

About Catalyst AV
Founded in 2012, Catalyst AV is a network of 11 independent consumer electronics distributors serving the residential and professional AV channels in the U.S. Catalyst AV grants manufacturers a consistent and cohesive nationwide distribution model to more than 10,000 professional integration specialists. Catalyst AV benefits integrators by delivering all the products and support necessary to execute the demands of job specifications with confidence. The Catalyst AV Board of Directors consists of Mike Hench (Electronics Source); Steve Presti (Easy Access Distribution) and Wally Whinna (Allnet Distributing). www.catalystav.com

About Atlona
Atlona® is a leading provider of innovative, reliable AV and IT connectivity solutions. Since 2003, the company has been designing and engineering award-winning products for a diverse range of residential and commercial AV and IT markets, including education, business, government, entertainment, and healthcare.

Atlona’s products and services enable system designers, integrators, consultants, and installers to simplify installation, minimize maintenance, and maximize the versatility of premier automated control solutions. Atlona’s vision is simple: deliver customer-driven products designed and developed with the features, performance, and reliability that industry leaders demand; and deliver the best value in the industry.

More information about Atlona is available at www.atlona.com.

© 2013 Atlona Inc. All rights reserved. Atlona and the Atlona logo are registered trademarks of Atlona Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other names and marks are trademarks of their respective holders.

Analog Way completes its LiveCore™ series at InfoComm 2013 – Booth #2015

April 2012 – After the successful introduction of the NeXtage 16 and the SmartMatriX Ultra, Analog Way will unveil the Ascender 32 and Ascender 48 during InfoComm 2013 in Orlando, FL – USA. Based on the LiveCore™ platform, Ascender 32 and 48 offer unmatched processing capabilities with 32 and 48 Scalers respectively. The powerful new AV processors will be demonstrated in Analog Way’s booth #2015 from June 12-14.

In early 2013, Analog Way introduced a new generation of high-end AV processors based on the LiveCore™ platform. As the most important R&D project ever undertaken by Analog Way, this ultra-powerful platform combines ruggedized design, versatile connectivity and state-of-the-art processing to fit with the most demanding applications.

During InfoComm 2013, Analog Way will complete its LiveCore™ series with Ascender 32 and Ascender 48, two powerful Multi-screen Seamless Switchers with 32 and 48 Scalers.
Both systems offer 12 seamless inputs and 42 input plugs: 6 x HDMI, 9 x DVI-I, 3 x DisplayPort, 12 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI and 12 x Universal Analog. The devices can handle any source from composite video, up to 2560×1600, and outputs a variety of formats, including HD-TV and Computer format up to 2560×1600 and 4K.
As all LiveCore™-based systems, Ascender 32 and Ascender 48 include an independent Dual-Link output for monitoring purposes, with a Live Source Mosaic layout. The products deliver varied display configurations to adapt to almost any application: Mixer, Hybrid, Hard Edge and Soft Edge configurations.

In addition to a native background layer, up to 4 true-seamless scaled layers per output can be displayed through the Ascender 32, and up to 6 true-seamless scaled layers per output for the Ascender 48. Layers can be controlled individually in time and transition. All layers, including 50 logos and 50 frames that can be stored in the memory bank, are uniformly controlled and can be fully resized.
The Ascender 48 offers advanced layer management. When an output is disabled, its layers can be shifted to another output offering higher flexibility.

Up to 2 units of Ascender 32 or Ascender 48 can be linked. Inputs and outputs are shared and added, thus resulting in impressive 24×8 Scaled Seamless Matrix systems with 2 Live Mosaic previews.

Ascender 32 and Ascender 48 can be controlled directly from their front panel through a TFT color display, or through the Web-based Remote Control Software (Web RCS) specifically designed for the LiveCore™ platform.
The Web RCS offers a user-friendly graphic interface enabling operators to fully prepare a show and control it live.
Through the Web RCS, users can access Remote Services and Assistance is also available.

Chris Tomlin’s Burning Lights Tour Hits the Road with Renewed Vision

Video director Rusty Anderson (left) and music director/keyboardist Matt Gilder at the tour's video mix position (photo credit: Bjorn Amundsen)

Music director and video director both using ProPresenter 5 in new ways on Contemporary Christian music’s biggest tour

ATLANTA, Georgia — When Chris Tomlin’s latest album, Burning Lights, was released this past January, it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, making it only the fourth Christian album in history to do so. To support the new album, Tomlin and his band are once again back out on the road for a two-month, 36-date U.S. arena tour, and along with them for the trek is Renewed Vision’s ProPresenter 5 lyric and media presentation software. more

BHV Broadcast Exhibits Award-Winning Battery Replacement System and Format Convertors at NAB 2013

Las Vegas, NV – BHV Broadcast, manufacturer of compact, cost-effective equipment for live and post-production, is exhibiting its award-winning Video Ghost phantom power system, the Proteus rate converter and the Syntax Essence, a low-cost version of its award-winning up-converter at NAB 2013 in Booth N 921.

Video Ghost
Through the medium of modern technology, BHV Broadcast brings you Video Ghost! Developed as a low-cost, reliable replacement for batteries, Video Ghost brings phantom power to the digital video world! The unit – recipient of TV Technology’s Mario Award, Broadcast Engineering’s Pick Hit AND IBC’s What Caught my Eye – now provides a hefty 65 watts of power at 12V for camera head-ends and remote monitors using the existing serial digital video coaxial cable. Equally at home with SD or HD signals, it can also be used to power composite to SDI converters at the camera, avoiding the signal degradation suffered by composite video over long distances.

Video Ghost is being shown for the first time in the USA using the V-lock universal mounting system and sporting a new, sleek design.

Syntax and Syntax Essence Up/Cross/Down-Converters
BHV Broadcast is also introducing the US market to Syntax Essence, an economical version of its popular and award-winning Syntax SDI up/cross/down converter. Based on advanced Super-Resolution Bandlet Technology like the original, Syntax Essence offers the same essential features and processing power while helping operators maintain their quality standards within the confines of limited budgets. Syntax and Syntax Essence bring the performance advantages of motion-compensated processing without the associated disadvantages of high cost and occasionally severe artefacts. The full Syntax model also features analogue video inputs and ARC facilities.

Proteus Multi-Format/Multi-Purpose Converter
The award-winning Proteus motion-adaptive rate converter will be shown in its rack-mount version. The fully-featured broadcast specification converter features 10-bit SDI, analogue video and digital/analogue audio. It employs an advanced rate conversion algorithm, comprehensive audio facilities and Aspect Ratio Conversion. Proteus also offers full format conversion, frame synchronizing, timebase correction, and full video and audio level control. Proteus addresses lip-sync errors with variable audio delay (up to 10 seconds) featuring both tracking and block delay, and also offers audio group switching.

BHV’s award-winning products are being demonstrated in Booth N 921. Click on harriet@desertmooncomm.com to schedule a visit!

About BHV Broadcast
BHV Broadcast is the manufacturer of award-winning compact and cost-effective equipment for production and post-production including a full range of rack-mount and portable digital switchers to accommodate any application where space is at a premium. The company also manufactures rate and format converters and video power systems. For further information: www.bhvbroadcast.com

BHV Broadcast contact: Martin Cook
+44 (0) 1962 777733 • sales@BHVBroadcast.com

Press contact: Harriet Diener / Desert Moon Communications
1-845-512-8283 • harriet@desertmooncomm.com

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