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Extron Introduces New Fiber Optic Scaling Receiver

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Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the FOXBOX SR HDMI, a high performance fiber optic-to-HDMI scaling receiver for the FOX Series of fiber optic transmitters. It accepts a fiber optic signal with audio, RS-232 control, and HDCP-compliant HDMI, DVI, VGA, or YUV video, scaling the video to the optimal output resolution for the display. Engineered for reliability and exceptional high resolution image performance, the FOXBOX SR HDMI supports resolutions up to 1920×1200, including HDTV 1080p/60. Available in multimode and singlemode models, it also provides many integrator-friendly features such as Key Minder® for continuous authentication of HDCP compliance, audio de-embedding, Auto Input Memory, internal test patterns, and a compact enclosure for discreet placement. The FOXBOX SR HDMI is ideal for fiber optic installations that require scaling of high resolution content with the highest quality. more

Extron Introduces the SME 100 H.264 Streaming Media Encoder

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the SME 100, a live H.264 encoder for streaming audio, video, and computer-video signals. The SME 100 employs standards-based H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC encoding, and outputs an IP stream that can easily be decoded and viewed on desktop or laptop PCs. It is designed specifically to address the input requirements common to pro AV applications and supports RGB or DVI input signals up to 1920×1200 as well as standard definition and high definition video up to 1080p/60. The SME 100 also features an integrated three-input switcher with audio and buffered loop-through connections to simplify integration and offers a range of compression and bit rate controls. High performance Extron signal processing scales and optimizes video input signals for the intended viewing application. Encoding controls also provide adjustments for bit rate and quality. By extending AV signals over networks, the SME 100 significantly expands AV system capability. more

Extron Introduces XTP CrossPoint® Platform for Digital AV Systems

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the new XTP CrossPoint® System, a flexible, reliable signal switching and distribution system that provides a completely integrated solution for multiple digital and analog formats. XTP CrossPoint Systems support local connectivity as well as extended transmission capability for sending high resolution video, audio, RS-232, Ethernet, and power up to 330 feet (100 m) over a single CAT 5-type cable. more

Gotham Girls Roller Derby Goes Live With Blackmagic Design’s ATEM Production Switchers

Blackmagic Design today announced the ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher and ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel are being used by the Gotham Girls Roller Derby League for live production of the league’s 2011 matches. more

Boston University Installs Blackmagic Design’s ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher and Broadcast Panel

Blackmagic Design today announced that Boston University’s College of Communication (COM) is using Blackmagic Design’s ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher and ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel in their Production and Journalism studios. more

Extron Introduces New HDCP-Compliant Scaler with Seamless Switching

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Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the DVS 605, a high performance video scaler that includes three HDMI 1.3-compatible inputs, two universal analog video inputs with auto-format detection, and simultaneous HDMI and analog high resolution outputs. The DVS 605 accepts a wide variety of video formats including HDMI with HDCP, HDTV, RGB, and standard definition video. It features advanced Extron video signal processing with 1080i deinterlacing, Deep Color processing, and true seamless switching for professional-quality presentations. The DVS 605 also features SpeedSwitch™ Technology that delivers ultra-fast switching speed for HDCP-encrypted content. It is available in models with audio switching plus HDMI audio embedding / de-embedding, and also 3G-SDI/HD-SDI output with genlock. more

PacTV Upgrades Trinity Broadcasting Transmissions to MPEG4

New SES Satellites to Provide Enhanced Quality and Service for Top U.S. Religious Television Network

LOS ANGELES, JUNE 14, 2011 – Pacific Television Center (PacTV), a Los Angeles-based independent global transmission and production company, is pleased to announce that on June 1, it completed a platform upgrade for longtime client Trinity Broadcasting. The company has enhanced the U.S.-based network’s transmissions from MPEG2 to MPEG4 to the across the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. This enhanced capacity will not only improve the efficiency and quality of Trinity Broadcasting’s content as it is transmitted around the globe, but it will also allow the country’s largest Christian broadcast network to increase its footprint, reaching even more international viewers.

“PacTV and Trinity Broadcasting have a long, solid history of working together,” says Howard Fine, PacTV Los Angeles. “Our relationship dates back to 1999 when we originated our services for the company, more

Blackmagic Design to Exhibit Full Range of Products at InfoComm 2011

Milpitas, CA – June 14, 2011 – Blackmagic Design today announced they will be exhibiting at InfoComm 2011, which is being held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Blackmagic Design will be showcasing their full range of video editing products, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and film restoration software.

When: June 15 to June 16, 2011: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST

June 17, 2011: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm EST
Where: Booth #3581, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL

For more event information and to register, please visit www.infocommshow.org.

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PESA to demonstrate a full line of HD-SDI/DVI/HDMI signal processing and distribution products at Infocomm 2011

Huntsville, Alabama – June 12, 2011 –PESA, a U.S. manufacturer of high performance video and audio distribution solutions will exhibit their Vidblox™, Quadbox™, Cattrax™, Ocelot3™, Cougar3™, Jaguar3™, PESA PRO™, DRS™ Audio and Panthera™ products to support switching, conversion, multi-window processing, and transport of advanced 3G/HD-SDI, HDMI, DVI, Audio and H.264 compression during the Infocomm 2011 Show, June 15-17.

With the world’s only multi-fiber, multi-coax extender products, PESA’s Vidblox™ fiber and coax extenders provide unmatched video image scaling, VGA to DVI digital signal conversion, and shared video source management in the smallest footprint package available. Vidblox extenders save on installation space and valuable time during setup and configuration. With the professional AV market becoming increasingly reliant on high resolution video (such as 1080p60) PESA products are the perfect match to combine computer and television signals under one unified distribution system. Vidblox are based on the SMPTE industry standard for more

Extron MLS 608 D Series for Digital Switching Simplified Now Shipping

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the simple-to-use MLS 608 D, a switcher that integrates digital and analog sources in a single product. The switcher enables AV system expansion when more inputs are required than what the projector can handle. The MLS 608 D offers digital video switching with four HDCP-compliant HDMI inputs and analog video switching with four universal inputs plus an Extron Universal MTP Twisted Pair input. It outputs HDMI and analog MTP Twisted Pair signals to the included MTP/HDMI U R twisted pair receiver, providing a complete digital and analog video and audio switching system. In addition, the MLS 608 D includes many integrator-friendly features such as HDMI audio de-embedding, Mic/line audio matrix mixing, and ProDSP™, an exclusive Extron technology with an extensive array of easy-to-use digital audio processing tools for audio system set-up and fine-tuning. Switcher control is provided via the front panel backlit buttons or through RS-232 for separate display and room control capabilities. It can also work seamlessly in conjunction with an Extron TouchLink™ touchpanel control system or a MediaLink® Controller for enhanced display and room control. more

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