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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

Kramer Introduces the VS-88DTP High-Performance 8×8 DVI Matrix Switcher with Twisted Pair Outputs

Kramer's 8x8 Matrix SwitcherHampton, New Jersey – Kramer Electronics is pleased to introduce the high−performance VS−88DTP Twisted Pair Matrix Switcher for DVI signals. The unit reclocks and equalizes the signal, and can route any or all inputs to any or all DGKat twisted pair outputs simultaneously.

The VS−88DTP has a maximum input data rate of 1.65Gbps and is HDTV compatible. The VS−88DTP has eight DVI−D inputs on DVI−I connectors, and eight DGKat twisted pair outputs on RJ−45 connectors. The unit features Kramer’s re−Klocking™ & Equalization technology, which rebuilds the digital signal to travel longer distances.

The VS−88DTP has a system range of up to 225 ft. (90m) at 1080i, or up to 98 ft.m (30m) at 1080p on Kramer shielded BC−DGKat524 cable. On Kramer shielded BC−DGKat623 cable, the unit has a range of up to 295 ft. (90m) at 1080i, or up to 230 ft. (70m) at 1080p, and on Kramer shielded BC−DGKat7a23 cable, it has a range of up to 330 ft. (100m) at 1080i or up to 295 ft. (90m) at 1080p.

The VS−88DTP features Kramer’s DGKat™ Signal Integration – unique technology for converting digital TMDS signals such as DVI or HDMI as well as control and communication to signals that run over twisted pair cables. For best performance, Kramer strongly recommends using DGKat cables designed specifically for optimum range and compatibility with Kramer twisted pair transmitters and receivers.

The VS−88DTP provides convenient features for easy operation including a front panel lockout button. The unit can be controlled via the front−panel touch switches, through its serial RS−232 and RS−485 ports, via Ethernet, or by the included IR remote control. The unit also includes K−Router™ Windows®−based control software, and Windows®−based Ethernet Configuration Manager & Virtual Serial Port Manager. The unit has sixteen memory locations to store setups for quick access to the most frequently used configurations.

The VS−88DTP also features Kramer’s I−EDIDPro™ Intelligent EDID Processing™, an algorithm that ensures “Plug and Play” operation in DVI systems.

The VS−88DTP operates with a worldwide power supply, and is housed in a standard 19” rack mount, with “ears” included.

The VS−88DTP sells in the United States at a list price of $4,195 per unit. It is currently in stock and available from Kramer Electronics sales companies around the world. Complete product information for the VS-88DTP and for all Kramer Electronics and Sierra Video products can be found at www.kramerus.com.

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Atlona(R) Brings Control to System Integration

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Aug. 30, 2012 — Atlona(R) today announced the latest additions to its distinguished list of system control manufacturers with which its products integrate — Clare Controls(TM), ELAN(R), On Controls(TM), Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), and Universal Remote Control (URC(TM)). Atlona has created and tested system drivers for a wide range of its switchers to integrate with control systems from these manufacturers, saving installers time and money. more

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BHV Broadcast’s Award-Winning IBC Line Up Includes Battery Replacement System, Wireless On-Air Indicator, Format Convertors & Miniature Switcher

VISIT BHV BROADCAST AT IBC

Owslebury, UK – BHV Broadcast, manufacturer of compact, cost-effective equipment for live and post-production, will return to IBC 2012 with a complement of products that have been acknowledged with awards for innovation. The Company will show an upgraded model of its Video Ghost phantom power system, an enhanced version of the TallyHo! wireless on-air indicator for vision switchers, the 3-input Callisto Micro miniature SDI switcher, the Proteus rate converter, and Syntax up converter.

Video Ghost
Spirits soar with BHV Broadcast’s Video Ghost! Developed as a low-cost, reliable alternative to traditional batteries, Video Ghost brings phantom power to the digital video world! The unit – recipient of TV Technology’s Mario Award AND Broadcast Engineering’s Pick Hit – 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 significant signal degradation suffered by composite video over distances.

New for IBC – Video Ghost is now available for camera attachment using the V-lock universal mounting system.

Syntax Up/Cross/Down-Converter – New Price Point!
Syntax will be at the show sporting the same broadcast quality specifications in Syntax Essence, a low-cost model. The economical version of the TV Technology STAR award-winner is BHV’s SDI up/cross/down-converter based on advanced Super-Resolution Bandlet Technology. The new model provides the same performance advantages of motion-compensated processing as its predecessor without the associated disadvantages of high cost and occasionally severe artefacts.

TallyHo! Wireless tally indication system
BHV Broadcast will also demonstrate an enhanced version of TallyHo!, a wireless tally indicator system that offers camera operators reliable remote on-air indication in the field. This unique design is comprised of a base station with direct interface to the local vision mixer and a set of camera hot-shoe mounted receiver modules. TallyHo! – recipient of IBC’s “What caught my eye” – gives the camera operator and, crucially, the camera subject, a highly visible indication of on-air status. TallyHo! operates seamlessly with any vision mixer (such as Sony Anycast) that has tally GPI outputs, but its operational potential is realised to the full when used with any of BHV Broadcast’s Callisto vision mixers.

“TallyHo! provides a viable method of transmitting real-time tally information,” explains Julian Hiorns, managing director of BHV Broadcast. “It stands alone in its ability to furnish wireless feedback to cameras; essential information that every operator in the field needs, but couldn’t access economically prior to TallyHo!”

Callisto Micro miniature SDI switcher
The three-input Callisto Micro SDI mixer is a broadcast specification (SMPTE-259M) 270Mbit video switcher designed to fit into the smallest spaces. Callisto can handle fully asynchronous (unlocked) SDI inputs environment and offers remote control and broadside bus switching, so can double as a miniature reclocking matrix.

Proteus Multi-Format/Multi-Purpose Converter
The award-winning Proteus multi-format, multi-purpose, motion-adaptive standards converter will be shown in both rack-mount and portable versions. The fully-featured broadcast specification converter features 10-bit SDI, analogue video and audio I/O, an advanced standards conversion algorithm, comprehensive audio facilities and ARC. Based on an advanced Motion Adaptive Standards Converter, Proteus offers full format conversion, frame synchronizing, TBC, video and audio Proc Amps, as well as bi-directional standards (rate) conversion. Proteus addresses lip-sync errors with variable audio delay (up to 10 seconds) featuring both tracking and block delay.

See all of BHV’s award-winning products at IBC 2012. Click on harriet@desertmooncomm.com to schedule a visit!

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

BHV Broadcast Makes Broadcast Specification a Priority on Low Cost Version of Syntax Up/Cross/Down Converter

VISIT BHV BROADCAST AT IBC
MANUFACTURER TO DEMONSTRATE BUDGET-PLEASING UNIT AT IBC 2012

Owslebury, UK – BHV Broadcast, manufacturer of compact, cost-effective equipment for live production and post-production, will show a low-cost version of their award-winning Syntax up/cross/down converter at IBC 2012. Syntax Essence will offer the same highly-desirable broadcast specifications as its predecessor but with a 50% price tag, down from €6900 to €3450.

“Offering a low-cost version of our tried and trusted Syntax will help our customers maintain their quality standard while they remain within the confines of their recession-imposed budgets,” stated Julian Hiorns, BHV Broadcast’s managing director. “The price for this outstanding conversion process is much lower, but the quality remains simply the best.”

Syntax Essence is a broadcast specification SDI up/cross/down converter based on advanced Super-Resolution Bandlet Technology. The unit brings the performance advantages of motion-compensated processing without the associated disadvantages of high cost and occasionally severe artefacts. The full Syntax range offers options such as analogue video inputs and ARC, and these wll be available as extras on Syntax Essence.

See Syntax and all of BHV’s award-winning products at IBC 2012. Click on harriet@desertmooncomm.com to schedule a visit!

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

FOR-A Announces Plans for SET Broadcast & Cable Show in Brazil

Fort Lee, N.J. – FOR-A Corporation of America, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, is set to participate at the upcoming SET 2012 Broadcast & Cable Show. The company will demo a variety of their popular solutions in their own stand (Booth D11), as well as within the booth of Brazilian systems integration partner, Line Up. The conference will take place next week at the Centro de Exposições Imigrantes in Sao Paulo, Brazil from August 21-23.

“Participating at this year’s SET Broadcast & Cable Show is a great opportunity for us,” explained Pedro Silvestre, Sales Director, FOR-A Corp. of America. “It’s the premiere Latin American conference for broadcast and video production professionals, and FOR-A is excited to have its own booth for the first time at the show. Brazil is one of the fastest growing markets for FOR-A, and we’ve made it our mission to be highly active in this region. Through our Brazilian road shows and a recent technical seminar for our Latin American dealers, and now our involvement at SET Broadcast & Cable, we’re showing our total commitment to this region. FOR-A is looking forward to showcasing its product line and connecting with current and potential customers in Sao Paulo.”

Among the products on display at the SET Broadcast & Cable show will be the FA-9500 3G/HD/SD Multi Purpose Signal Processor. The unit provides frame sync and video and audio conversion tools. Two channels of HD/SD-SDI and one channel of analog composite video I/O come standard, and it is expandable up to five channels. With SDI inputs, two channels are synchronously coupled independently for seamless switching between channels. The FA-9500 also provides A/D and D/A conversion, as well as up/down/cross/aspect conversion. It offers conversion between HD and SD, as well as 1080i and 720p.

Also to be demoed at the show is FOR-A’s award-winning VFC-7000 Super Slow Motion Camera, a compact, lightweight, all-in-one self-contained unit. The camera offers high-speed play-out and recording in HD at variable frame rates from 24 to 700 fps. It features a high-sensitivity CMOS color sensor and electronic high-speed shutter that can operate as fast as 1/200,000 of a second for filming fast-moving events and subjects without blur.

FOR-A will also display one of its popular storage solutions at the SET show – the LTR-100HS Video Archiving Recorder, which features LTO-5 technology and offers HD/SD-SDI input/output. The LTR-100HS makes file ingest workflow more efficient and reduces archive space requirements. Equipped with a high quality MPEG-2 codec, the LTR-100HS includes an MXF wrapper/un-wrapper, so MXF files recorded to LTO-5 tape can be used directly by many NLE systems. LTO-5 tape cartridges can store approximately 50 hours of programming recorded at 50 Mbps.

Products from FOR-A’s selection of frame rate converters will be shown, including the UFM-30FRC modular based HD/SD Frame Rate Converter. This unit can perform a wide variety of format conversions, including 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 525/60, and 625/50. The FRC-8000 HD/SD Frame Rate Converter, based on FOR-A’s highly successful FRC-7000 with motion compensation technology, will also be on display. The FRC-8000 is a multi-format frame rate converter for HD and SD. In addition to HD format conversion, the new image processing board in the FRC-8000 also enables SD format conversion. Up converter, down converter, and cross converter functions are also provided.

Introduced earlier this year at NAB 2012, the HVS-390HS Video Switcher will be featured in the FOR-A booth. Available in 1 M/E or 2 M/E sizes, this compact, cost-effective switcher includes 16 HD/SD-SDI inputs and 8 outputs, with frame synchronizers for all inputs. FOR-A will also display its HVS-4000 Series Digital Video Switcher. Packed with features that enable it to be the core device in a video production system, the HVS-4000 is available as a 2 M/E, 2.5 M/E, or 3 M/E switcher.

Other FOR-A products to be shown are the MV-42HS Multi Viewer, the MV-1610HS40 Multi Viewer, and the MBP-100SX MXF Video Clip Server.

FOR-A’s dedication to supporting its customers and developing new relationships in Latin America is further exemplified by their recent participation at TecnoTelevision Congress and Expo 2012, an event which focused on emerging technologies impacting DTV and other distribution platforms. The show took place July 25-26 in Bogota, Columbia, and marked the third year that FOR-A exhibited with its regional partner, Advanced Television Group SAS.

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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ALTINEX ANNOUNCES TNP528 / TNP528C TABLETOP INTERCONNECT BOXES

**** Photo: Altinex TNP528 Tilt ‘N Plug interconnect box ****

Brea, CA – August 2012… Altinex, the leading manufacturer of Signal Management Solutions®, is pleased to announce the availability of the TNP528 / TNP528C Tabletop Interconnect Boxes, two new additions to the ever-expanding line of Tilt ‘N Plug offerings. As a versatile interconnect device, the TNP528 is a hybrid solution with Digital (HDMI®) and Analog (VGA) interconnects, as well as network and USB ports designed for mounting into tables, podiums, or other furniture as part of an AV presentation system. The TNP528 and its customizable sibling—the TNP528C—offer convenient, one touch access, making the tabletop connection point attractive for any boardroom or conference room table. more

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