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Extron Introduces an HDCP-compliant Fiber Optic Extender for HDMI

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Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the FOXBOX HDMI, a fiber optic transmitter and receiver set for long haul transmission of HDCP-compliant HDMI video, audio, and RS-232 control signals over fiber optic cabling. Engineered for reliability and exceptional high resolution image performance, it uses the Extron exclusive all digital, zero compression technology to deliver perfect pixel-for-pixel transmission of HDMI computer-video images up to WUXGA 1920×1200 resolution, including HDTV 1080p/60. Available in multimode and singlemode models, the FOXBOX HDMI includes Key Minder™, EDID Minder®, Auto Input Memory, RS-232 control from multiple locations, internal test patterns, and real-time system monitoring. EDID Minder manages EDID communication and Key Minder supports continuous authentication of HDCP compliance, providing enhanced and simplified integration with HDMI-equipped devices. Compact, low profile enclosures allow for discreet installation behind a flat-panel display. more

NewTek TriCaster Wins Lead Role to Produce and Live Stream New York Theater Production

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TriCaster TCXD850 packs the capabilities of an HD network television studio into a 4U rack mount system; TriCaster TCXD850 is also suitable for desktop and portable live production.

NewTek, a worldwide leader of video and 3D animation products, today announced that Kathryn Jones, Joey Brenneman and Erin Bigelow’s New York theater production, “Better Left Unsaid” will use the NewTek TriCaster portable live production system in their groundbreaking venture. The engagement will run from January 28 to February 6, 2011, at Center Stage NY theater.

Performed in front of a live audience, “Better Left Unsaid” will be shot with multiple cameras, mixed in real time, produced and streamed live to the Internet via the NewTek TriCaster. Comments from the social media audience will be integrated into the show between acts and scene changes. Audience members from around the world will be able to see the play and interact in real time, by visiting: http://betterleftunsaid.tv.

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The TriCaster TCXD850 live production interface gives you control of a complete multi-channel, high definition (HD) production. Connect up to eight HD or standard definition (SD) cameras, digital or analog audio, and take your production live.

“There is no better technology to use for something like this than the NewTek TriCaster,” Jones said. “I first came more

Extron Offers New Training for Emerging Technologies

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce a new training offering, the School of Emerging Technologies. This three day school provides in-depth instruction designed to allow system designers and integrators to master the newest AV technologies within a short time span. The training concentrates on new as well as evolving technologies, including digital video, AV streaming, and fiber optics. To help refine digital and hybrid AV system design and enhance understanding, concepts and techniques are provided through instructor-led training and demonstrations along with hands-on experiences. This training timeline and method ensures that students are thoroughly exposed to each technology and solution before moving on to the next. The student-instructor ratio is kept low to ensure that each class member receives individual attention. Just as with other Schools from Extron Institute, Emerging Technologies provides continuing and renewal credits for multiple industry certifications. The School of Emerging Technologies addresses system designs for real-world scenarios to reinforce understanding of new and evolving technologies. more

NewTek Releases New Hardware Control Surface for TriCaster TCXD850

NewTek, a worldwide leader in video and 3D animation products, today announced the release of TriCaster TCXD850 CS, a hardware control surface for the TriCaster TCXD850 high definition (HD) portable live production system. The TriCaster TCXD850 CS provides a physical connection to the 24-channel system’s functions and effects, allowing operators to make snap decisions with confidence and ease.

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TriCaster TCXD850 CS hardware provides illuminated push buttons, twist knobs, a premium T-bar and three-axis joystick to control all of the functions and effects available in the TriCaster TCXD850, letting operators perform commands instantly.

“With live events, there’s no second chance. You have to be certain and you have to be fast. Our goal with every new product is to give our users the opportunity to deliver the best quality live production possible, with confidence and accuracy,” said Andrew Cross, executive vice president of Engineering, NewTek. “This more

FSR’s New Flex Control System Powers Three Monitor Walls For Victory World Church

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Woodland Park, NJ (January 14 , 2010) — FSR’s new Flex-LT self-contained control system is providing significant flexibility for Victory World Church located in Norcross, GA. The unit is enabling the Church to multipurpose three recently installed monitor walls by allowing users to easily toggle between static functions, such as announcements, and video presentations.

db Audio & Video, a Georgia-based provider of audio, video, control and acoustic design services, served as the systems integrator for the project. “The Flex is fantastic,? states Ron Stanford, db Audio & Video’s sales/audio/video specialist. “It allows the user to easily choose and change the source, whether the wall is to be used for digital signage or as a single source presentation display. It’s so simple, yet fills an incredible need and replaces the traditional video projector with an elegant, unobtrusive solution.?

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Kramer Introduces the VS-106 16-Output Audio Switcher/Amplifier

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Hampton, New Jersey–Kramer Electronics is pleased to announce the introduction of the VS-106 Audio Switcher/Amplifier. The Kramer VS-106 is a unique switcher/amplifier for unbalanced stereo audio signals originally designed for the demonstration of speaker systems in a retail environment. The unit mechanically switches a single stereo line input to one output that can be either one of ten unpowered unbalanced audio stereo line outputs, or to one of six 8 Watt RMS per channel amplified speaker outputs. The VS-106 allows the convenient side by side demonstration and evaluation of various powered speakers (also known as amplified or active speakers) and non-powered speakers utilizing a single audio source.

The VS-106 has one unbalanced stereo audio input on RCA connectors. On the output side, the unit has six powered speaker outputs on 4-pin push-type more

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Emerson College Focuses on Ross Technology

Iroquois, ON, Canada – January 18, 2011 – Boston’s Emerson College invested across the Ross Video product line in 2010, purchasing a Vision 2 Production Switcher, OverDrive Automated Production Control System, XPression Graphics System, openGear Terminal Equipment and SoftMetal Production Video Server. more

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Music Industry Leaders Turn to NewTek TriCaster for Daily Live Webcasts from NAMM

NewTek, a worldwide leader in video and 3D animation products, today announced that TriCaster will be used to produce and live stream events, demos, announcements, artist interviews, and more – all live and in high definition (HD), from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show, from January 13-16, 2011.

The NewTek TriCaster portable live production system will bring the NAMM experience to thousands of viewers over the Web. More than 200,000 viewers are expected to tune in over the course of the show – both on-site and from remote locations.

TriCaster-powered events include:

–Daily concerts and performances: beginning at 9 AM ET and continuing throughout each day. http://www.namm.org

–NAMM Jam, featuring Megadeth: January 14, 7:00 PM ET, The Grove. Presented by Dean Guitars. http://www.deanguitars.com/namm11.php

–Music Player Network Live Webcast, January 14, 6:00 PM ET http://www.musicplayer.com

–NAMM Live Webcast: January 14-16, more

Ross Video Unveils CrossOver Solo – Big Switcher Power – Unbeatable Price

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Iroquois,ON, Canada – January 6, 2010 – Introducing the new CrossOver Solo, The perfect compact switcher for space restricted applications and limited budgets – its US MSRP is just $9,995.00 – Fully loaded! more

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Ross Video rolls out Vision 2 Live Production Studio

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Iroquois, ON, Canada – January 6, 2010 – Ross Video introduces the ultimate production system package, combining all of the necessary creative tools into a tightly integrated package – simply connect cameras, displays and the highest quality multi-definition production system is at your fingertips! more

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