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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

Extron Introduces New Eight Input Scaling Presentation Switchers with DTP Extension

Extron IN1608Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the IN1608, an eight input, HDCP-compliant scaling presentation switcher with four HDMI inputs, two universal analog video inputs, and dual HDMI outputs. It also features two Extron DTP 230 twisted pair inputs and a DTP 230 output for extending HDMI, audio, and bidirectional control signals to DTP 230 transmitters and receivers, each over a single CATx cable up to 230 feet (70 meters). The IN1608 provides the convenience of supporting local and remote displays with fast and reliable switching, and a high performance scaling engine that converts all HDMI and analog sources to the optimal resolution. Selectable output resolutions are available up to 1920×1200, including 1080p and 2K. The IN1608 also includes a host of audio switching and processing features. It is available as a standard model with two stereo audio outputs, the IN1608 SA which adds a stereo 4/8 ohm power amplifier, and the IN1608 MA with a mono 70 volt amplifier. Together with flexible control options and many additional features, the IN1608 provides complete AV system integration capabilities.

“The IN1608 combines advanced scaling, multi-input switching, twisted pair signal extension, and audio amplification in one box,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “Integrators can use the built-in DTP extension to streamline system designs in conference rooms, lecture halls, and other environments with local and remote sources and displays.”

The two DTP 230 twisted pair inputs can receive signals from remote DTP 230 transmitters in areas such as a conference table, lectern, or wall for connecting a guest laptop. The DTP 230 twisted pair output can be used to transmit from an IN1608 in a rack to a DTP 230 receiver behind a flat-panel display on a wall, above a ceiling-mounted projector, or any other remote location. To simplify installation, bidirectional RS-232 and IR signals can be inserted from a control system and transmitted over the single CATx cable together with the video and audio, enabling control of a source or display. The IN1608 can also remotely power each of the DTP 230 transmitters and receiver over the same CATx cable, streamlining system design and installation.

In addition to video switching and processing, the IN1608 can serve as the central component for audio system integration. It includes eight-input audio switching, two mic/line inputs, HDMI audio embedding and de-embedding, and several audio processing features for mixing, ducking, tone adjustments, and more. Audio configuration features and options can easily be accessed through the internal Web pages, with an intuitive GUI that provides access to all available adjustments and settings. Two IN1608 models feature integrated power amplifiers. The IN1608 SA delivers stereo power amplification with 50 watts rms per channel into 4 ohms and 25 watts rms per channel into 8 ohms, while the IN1608 MA provides mono 70 volt amplification with 100 watts rms output.

The IN1608 features an advanced scaling engine that can scale HDMI, RGB, component, and standard definition video signals to a common high resolution output. It provides high performance 1080i deinterlacing and Deep Color processing to deliver optimal image quality. To simplify integration of HDMI sources and displays, and to help ensure optimal system performance and dependability, the IN1608 features three Extron-exclusive technologies: EDID Minder®, Key Minder®, and SpeedSwitch™. EDID Minder and Key Minder automatically manage EDID communication and HDCP key negotiation between input and output devices to ensure reliable operation. With SpeedSwitch Technology, the IN1608 delivers virtually instantaneous switching speeds for HDCP-encrypted content.

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BHV Broadcast’s Video Ghost to Appear at NAB 2013 Sporting New Look

Click Here to Visit BHV Broadcast at NAB Booth N921

Award-Winning Battery Replacement System will Materialize in North Hall, Booth N 921

Owslebury, UK – BHV Broadcast’s Video Ghost will appear at NAB 2013 in the North Hall, Booth N 921 sporting a sleek, sexy new look. The multi-award-winning phantom power system has shed its ordinary black shell in favor of a lustrous red transmitter and bright blue receiver. In addition to its new sturdy and brilliant housing, Video Ghost will be shown for the first time in the US using the V-lock universal mounting for camera battery replacement. This is one ghost camera operators will be happy to see!

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, and so helping to avoid the signal degradation suffered by composite video over long distances.

See all of BHV’s award-winning products at NAB 2013. 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

Hi Tech Systems at NAB 2013, Booth N3733

Basingstoke, England – New at NAB 2013 from Hi Tech Systems is a further development to the unique and popular AViTA production control system that is deployed by broadcasters worldwide. AViTA is already in use for news play out, automation back up, studio production and scheduled record – and now Hi Tech offers multi-camera record and review.

This provides a clear and easy way to control up to sixteen record, or a mixture of record and play, server channels for studio production work. AViTA interfaces to any professional video server and easily integrates into production and post-production workflows. Scenes and takes can be captured with metadata and production notes directly associated with recordings. Review of all or selected recorded clips is carried out with one button press, and the system supports XML file transfers.

The core of the system is the AViTA engine that provides sophisticated video clip management tools with shared databases, multiple play lists and enhanced search facilities. AViTA can be supplied as a software only system and can be fully driven by a touch screen featuring gesture control of the various system applications. Alternatively, AViTA is supplied as a system of hardware consoles and mix-and-match control modules so that a panel can be constructed to suit the operational requirements of a particular workflow application.

The hardware panel has a large clear touch screen with gesture control that is used to manage play lists, server set ups, clip creation and management, database creation and searching and is used to configure the hardware modules with an extensive range of functionality and appearance choices.

The system is highly expandable and has several software extensions such as a MOS interface, multiple server port control from one panel, scheduled play and record, logging and highlights applications, tape archive and ingest, and automated play out from single or multiple ports
Tom Favell, managing director, said “AVITA takes Hi Tech’s control expertise right to the heart of production workflow, providing financial and operational benefits to our customers.”

Notes for editors: Hi Tech Systems is located in the UK and has produced a comprehensive range of VTR and video server controllers for over 14 years, its products are in daily use worldwide.

Hi Tech Systems, Holbrook House, Oakley Lane, Oakley, Basingstoke, RG23 7JY, UK

www.hitechsys.com Contact Martin Cook, martin@hitechsys.com, +44 1256 780880

BHV Broadcast Reveals Plans to Exhibit Award-Winning Battery Replacement System and Format Convertors at NAB 2013

Click Here to Visit BHV Broadcast at NAB Booth N921

Owslebury, UK – BHV Broadcast, manufacturer of compact, cost-effective equipment for live and post-production, has revealed plans to exhibit 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 will be shown for the first time at NAB 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.

See all of BHV’s award-winning products at NAB 2013. 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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