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Solving the Security Problem Facing Government Desktops


Advanced KVM Technology Protects Government Desktops from Cyberthreats  - http://bit.ly/NSKqzS

VNM100312 – Over a three-year period, government agencies reported a 400-percent increase in attempted incursions into federal systems – demonstrating that cyber attacks on government systems are increasing at an exponential rate. While there is no current data on the number of attempts to compromise intelligence and defense computer systems, they are no doubt under similar stress as foreign governments, terrorists, and malicious hackers target classified data and government documents, attempt to shut down networks and destroy valuable infrastructure, and steal intellectual property.

Firewall protection alone is not enough to deter sophisticated cyber threats. One of the least understood and most under-utilized preventative measures for thwarting attacks is the use of keyboard-video-mouse (KVM) switching devices that allow government employees to switch between networks with various security levels from one desktop. Cyber attacks from within an agency need to be as rigorously addressed as those originating from outside sources. However, government purchasers of KVM products need to thoroughly vet the security features, design, manufacture, and even the packaging of any product before trusting a deployment in any areas that require high security.

To learn more about securing government desktops from cyber threats with secure KVM, read the whitepaper: http://bit.ly/NSKqzS.

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FSR’s HDMI Wall Plate Extender Sends Signals Further At An Appealing Price

Woodland Park, NJ – FSR, manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, has added the HDMI Wall Plate Extender to its new Digital Video (DV) family of products, a line aimed at professional installations requiring HDMI support. The new extender consists of a single gang Decora style wall plate transmitter and a matching receiver capable of extending HDMI signals at 1080p up to 165 feet. The HDMI Wall Plate Extender joins dozens of new FSR products being offered at extremely attractive price points.

The HDMI Wall Plate Extender has an HDMI input on the front and 2 punch down blocks for CAT x cables on the back. Punching down the CAT x cable directly to the interface has several advantages, not the least of which is the cost savings of paying to have the cable terminated. In addition, this style of connection saves space in the electrical box and reduces the strain introduced by a tight cable radius when terminated cables are used.

The HDMI Wall Plate Extender is available in white, black and ivory to match existing décor.

For further details contact FSR at (800) 332-3771 or via e-mail at sales@fsrinc.com.

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@desertmooncomm.com

BHV Broadcast’s Video Ghost Featured In “What Caught My Eye” Presentation at IBC 2012

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – BHV Broadcast’s Video Ghost phantom power system captured the attention of IBC’s hugely popular “What Caught My Eye” strand on opening day of the premier annual event for global professionals engaged in content creation, management and delivery. The manufacturer of compact, cost-effective equipment for live and post-production, added the honour to Video Ghost’s growing collection of awards that already includes the prestigious Mario from TV Technology, and a Pick Hit from Broadcast Engineering.

IBC’s “What Caught My Eye” gives attendees the inside track on product and trends rocking the exhibition floor. Each morning a different industry expert, chosen for their unique perspective, shares their insight into the news, hot business issues or flag up interesting areas or demonstrations. BHV Broadcast’s Video Ghost was one of ten innovations featured in the “What Caught My Eye: Cameras, Where to Start?” session presented by Alan Roberts, and produced and chaired by David Dawson on Saturday, 8 September. Alan Roberts, an eminently qualified and respected industry expert in the realm of film and television images, drew upon his vast experience as a consultant to broadcasters and manufacturers on a world-wide scale to uncover gems on the exhibition floor with “star” potential.

BHV Broadcast’s Video Ghost was identified for its ability to bring phantom power to the digital video world. Developed as a low-cost, reliable alternative to traditional batteries, the unit 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 significant signal degradation suffered by composite video over distances. At IBC, BHV introduced the V-lock universal mounting system as Video Ghost’s newest feature.

At IBC, BHV Broadcast also highlighted Syntax Essence, a new low-cost version of the popular and award-winning Syntax up/cross/down converter; an enhanced version of TallyHo!, a wireless tally indicator system that was featured in “What Caught My Eye” at IBC in 2010; the miniature three-input, broadcast specification Callisto Micro SDI mixer; and the award-winning Proteus multi-format, multi-purpose, motion-adaptive standards converter.

About the BHV Companies
BHV Broadcast is the sales and marketing arm of Brick House Video, designer and 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/standards and format conversion equipment. For further information: www.bhvbroadcast.com
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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

ALTINEX MX2106AV 2-IN 2-OUT VGA AUTO + AUDIO SWITCHER STREAMLINES PRESENTATION ENVIRONMENTS

**** Photo: Altinex MX2106AV 2-In / 2-Out VGA Auto + Audio Switcher ****

Brea, CA – September 2012… Altinex, a leading manufacturer of Signal Management Solutions®, is pleased to announce the availability of the MX2106AV 2-In / 2-Out VGA Auto + Audio Switcher. Supporting automatic or manual switching, the MX2106AV is ideal for classrooms and other presentation spaces requiring the flexibility to alternate between two computer sources and simultaneously output to two displays or a single display plus local monitor. more

FSR Presents Perfect iPad Accessories

Woodland Park, NJ • FSR, manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, has introduced the perfect accessories for the popular iPad® tablet; a secure wall holder and a PoE to USB charger.

Engineered for strength, but designed for elegance, the holder mounts to a standard 2-gang wall box and provides an attractive, safe and secure method to mount an iPad to a wall in either landscape or portrait mode. The tasteful housing features curved edges, no visible hardware and is available in white, silver and black.

The iPad holder is compatible with the iPad® 2 and the new iPad®, and is available with or without access to the home button and camera to fit any application requirements.

Charge the iPad with the new USB to PoE module. The module meets the Apple iPad charging standards and can be used stand alone, with a table box or with the iPad holder. It can easily fit inside the 2-gang box behind the iPad mount for a clean installation.

For further Information visit www.fsrinc.com , or contact FSR at (800) 332-3771 or sales@fsrinc.com.

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.

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

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

Media Technology Expo Exhibitors Highlight New Products on Show Floor

SEATAC, WA — Presented by professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS), next week’s Media Technology Expo (MTE) will feature an exhibit hall with some of the industry’s newest and most innovative products. The show, which runs Sept. 26-27 at Leftbank Annex in Portland, Ore., will include more than 50 exhibitors showcasing a variety of cameras, lenses, projectors, monitors, audio equipment, prompters, LED lighting systems, switchers and integrated production systems, and more.

“This has been an exciting year for cameras, with new models from Canon, JVC, Panasonic, and even Blackmagic Design. But many video professionals in the Pacific Northwest were not able to attend IBC or the NAB Show to see them in action,” said Arco Groenenberg, expo manager. “Media Technology Expo will give our attendees the chance to get their hands on these new cameras, as well as hundreds of other products.”

Designed for broadcast, house of worship, corporate, cable, live event, government, and independent video professionals, MTE also features more than a dozen free educational seminars, as well as numerous networking opportunities. Sponsors include the Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA), Access Community Media (ACM), Washington Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (WATOA), Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) Oregon Chapters, and AVL (Experience Church.tv).

Registration is free and includes food and beverages during the show, but space is limited. For a complete list of exhibitors, as well as registration and vendor information, visit www.mediatechexpo.com.

About ABS:

Based in SeaTac, WA, ABS (Advanced Broadcast Solutions) delivers customized, technologically superior solutions for broadcast, corporate, house of worship, entertainment, government, and educational facilities – from design and integration to installation and support services. Since 1982, its experienced technical staff has installed more than 700 systems for clients including Fisher Communications, Cowles California Media, Real Networks, Cisco Systems, and Microsoft Studios. For more information, call 206-870-0244 or visit www.advancedbroadcastsolutions.com.

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Atlona(R) Now Shipping Professional 4×4 HDMI(R) Matrix Switcher Featuring HDBaseT(TM) Lite Technology

AT-PRO3HD44M HDMI(R) Matrix Switcher Extends HDMI Sources to 230 Feet Over Cat 6a Cable at 1080p and 1920×1200, or 197 Feet With Cat 5e/6.

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Sept. 18, 2012 — Atlona(R) today announced that the company is now shipping its new AT-PRO3HD44M 4×4 HDMI(R) matrix switcher, a Custom Retailer 2012 EXC!TE Award winner and CEDIA’s Best New Product Finalist. The AT-PRO3HD44M allows HDMI signals to travel greater distances from sources such as Blu-ray(TM) players and satellite receivers — up to 230 feet over a single Cat 6a cable at 1080p and 1920×1200, or 197 feet with Cat 5e/6. Featuring HDBaseT(TM) Lite technology, this newest addition to the Atlona matrix switcher product family line supports uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, Power over Ethernet (PoE), and a number of control options, including RS232, IR, and direct front panel control. more

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KanexPro Introduces Mini Audio Amplifier with Mic Mixer

KanexPro the leading A/V Connectivity solutions provider is proud to introduce the Mini Audio Amplifier is a quarter-rack width digital amplifier (Class D) with equalizer control and Mic mixer. It’s a simple yet powerful device delivering 2×20 Watts@4Ohm default output with built-in volume/ bass feature. It also supports dual mono-output with 2 stereo audio selectable inputs. The Microphone mixer includes independent volume control with balance switching. Supports balanced/ unbalanced signals.

This Mini Audio Amplifier is mainly used during lectures, house of worship centers and various musical events where mic mixing together with equalizing audio is critical.
Mini Class D audio amplifier

Features:

• Fast switching audio amplifier
• 2×20 Watt@4Ohm as the default amplifier output
• Bridge connection supported by switching the amplifier to be 1x40Watt@8Ohm
• Supports Dual-mono output
• Built-in Microphone mixer (separately controllable)
• Line audio output, with volume controllable.
• MIC input supports 48V phantom power
• MIC port with balanced switching suppress
• Supports balanced/ unbalanced signals
• Supports Ducking power technology
• Ultra low inrush current
• Two stereo audio inputs, switchable by button, remote or RS232.
• Volume/Bass/Treble controllable by buttons or RS232
• Optional control by IR remote
• Convection cooled, antistatic case design
• LED indicator, for power and operating status
• IR remote (optional) not included
• Internal Universal power adaptable (100-240 volt AC, 50/60Hz)

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.

FOR-A Announces Plans to Showcase at WFX 2012

Fort Lee, New Jersey – FOR-A Company Limited, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, will showcase key products at this year’s Worship Facilities Conference & Expo (WFX) in Booth 948. The show focuses on technologies that serve the House of Worship (HOW) community and is taking place September 19-21 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Participating at WFX is a wonderful opportunity for us to connect with current and potential customers in the worship market,” explained Pedro Silvestre, sales director for FOR-A Corporation of America. “2012 marks the fifth year that FOR-A has taken part in this expo, and we have continually been pleased with the audience that the show draws. The HOW community is an important area to FOR-A, and we look forward to showcasing our product line, seeing familiar faces, and meeting new people at WFX.”

At the conference, FOR-A will be exhibiting its HVS-390HS Video Switcher. Introduced earlier this year, the HVS-390HS is the latest in FOR-A’s line of compact, easy to use, cost-effective switchers. The switcher is available in 1 M/E and 2 M/E versions, making it an ideal solution for small production facilities. The HVS-390HS comes standard with 16 HD/SD-SDI inputs and eight outputs, with frame synchronizers for all inputs. Built-in resizing engines on four inputs allow HD, SD, and PC sources to be mixed within the same production. The switcher is equipped with an advanced video memory feature, output video recording and playback functions.

FOR-A will also demo the MV-42HS HD/SD Multi Viewer, which supports up to four asynchronous or mixed HD-SDI and SD-SDI inputs, including 1080i, 1080p, and 720p sources at a variety of frame rates. The MV-42HS features a simple user interface and half-rack size, and offers a variety of on-screen features for a customized display environment.

Additionally, the LTR-100HS Video Archive Recorder will be on display at the WFX show. The recorder supports LTO-5 technology – the latest standard in long-term, high-capacity tape storage. The LTR-100HS makes file ingest workflow more efficient and reduces archive space requirements. The unit’s half rack design is equipped with a high quality MPEG-2 codec and MXF wrapper/un-wrapper, enabling MXF files recorded to LTO-5 tape to be used directly by many NLE systems.

About FOR-A

FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A’s product line, call 201-944-1120 or visit our web site at www.for-a.com.

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FSR Releases Product Guide – Holds Prices Steady

Woodland Park, NJ • FSR, manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, has released its latest Price Guide featuring dozens of new products offered at extremely attractive price points. The Guide includes the Company’s new and comprehensive series of HDMI products, elegant and secure iPad holders and chargers, and the hottest line-up of poke-though floor boxes available!

“Our economy and our industry are recovering,” said Jan Sandri, president, FSR,” and we want to do our part to help the recovery by holding our prices. The price of everything else seems to be going up and we want to help out by not doing the same.”

FSR’s comprehensive array of AV products has been significantly augmented. Expanded offerings take aim at professional installations requiring HDMI support with the recently launched Digital Video series comprised of high bandwidth HDMI extenders, switchers, scalars and distribution amplifiers. The Company is also supporting the proliferation of tablet use for digital signage applications with an easy-to-install enclosure that provides a graceful housing for iPads, and a PoE to USB charger that offers a power option for the enclosure. A new line of poke-through floor boxes offers solutions for both concrete and fire-rated floors.

The new Price Guide is available in paper, PDF, Excel and eZip formats. To request a copy, contact FSR at (800) 332-3771, or send an email to mailto:sales@fsrinc.com for more information.

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.

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FSR Contact: Jan Sandri
973-785-4347 • sales@fsrinc.com
Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications
Harriet Diener
845-512-8283 • harriet@desertmooncomm.com

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