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FSR Takes Home 2011 BEST Product Award From Commercial Integrator

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MANUFACTURER’S CB SERIES OF CEILING BOXES RECEIVES TOP HONORS IN CABINETS, FURNITURE, RACKS, MOUNTS & CASES CATEGORY

Orlando, FL – FSR’s CB series of ceiling boxes took top honors from Commercial Integrator in the publication’s inaugural CI BEST (Best Electronic Systems Technologies) Product Awards. The manufacturer received the nod in the “Cabinets, Furniture, Racks, Mounts & Cases? category at a ceremony at InfoComm 2011, the trade show that showcases the latest technologies in the information communications and systems integration industries.

“CI prides itself on helping integrators make good business decisions — like choosing products that save installation time and offer unique performance features,” states Tom LeBlanc, editor in chief, Commercial Integrator. “We think the CI BEST winners can give our readers a competitive advantage.”

A panel of judges within the commercial industry, including editors of more

Ross Video New @ IBC 2011 Stand # 9.C20

For Immediate Release
News Release

Iroquois, ON, Canada – June 29, 2011

Ross Video will show the latest in television live production and infrastructure solutions at IBC 2011in Amsterdam. All product lines will showcase their advancements on Ross’ newly expanded IBC stand. Be sure to stop by stand 9.C20, to see these exciting new developments as well as one or two last minute surprises.

Vision QMD & Octane Production Switchers

Ross Video’s Vision Series high-end production switcher family marks another industry first with the addition of selectable user layouts for its unique internal MultiViewers. Vision MultiViewers offer tremendous flexibility and cost savings while dramatically simplifying control room design, integration and cabling. Vision series production power has been further enhanced with the addition of the new 8 keyer MultiDSK module, doubling the layering power of program outputs. This new module is backward compatible with more

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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