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Cobalt Digital Introduces Card-Based Solution For Distribution of MADI Signals

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Urbana, IL (July 8, 2011) – Cobalt Digital (www.CobaltDigital.com), manufacturer of award-winning 3G/HD/SD conversion gear, has announced the launch of its 9257 1×9 MADI audio distribution amplifier. The new card-based solution provides a quick and easy way to transport audio between vehicles without the need for fiber. Up to 20 input channels of the scalable DA, developed for the openGear® open-architecture platform, can be installed in one frame, making it ideal for the limited space available in mobile production trucks.

“The 9257 is another example of Cobalt’s quick response to customer’s requests,? said Chris Shaw, senior vp of sales and marketing. “Our customers wanted more versatility, specifically the ability to receive MADI signals from another truck without fiber and without degradation. This card allows multiple signal copies to be reclocked, thereby preserving signal integrity and enabling a longer more

Platinum Tools® Debuts VDV MapMaster™ Voice, Data, and Video Tester at 2011 CEDIA Expo

Platinum Tools VDV MapMaster voice, data, and video tester

Platinum Tools VDV MapMaster voice, data, and video tester

CAMARILLO, Calif., July 21, 2011 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce that it will debut its new VDV MapMaster™ voice, data, and video tester to the CEDIA market during the 2011 CEDIA Expo, held in Indianapolis from Sept. 7-10 at the Indiana Convention Center, booth 737. Now shipping, Platinum Tools will be demoing the VDV MapMaster, as well as its new 4Mapper coax tester, during the show.

“The VDV MapMaster combines continuity testing, mapping, and tone generator functions into a single unit,? explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “Made in the USA, the VDV MapMaster is capable of more

FSR Names The Farm “Super Rep Of The Year”

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Orlando, FL — FSR, manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, has singled out The Farm as “Super Rep of the Year? for outstanding performance in all three categories: Metal, Electronics, and Matrix. The annual honor was bestowed upon the Northern California firm at FSR’s Representative meeting during InfoComm 2011 in Orlando, Florida.

“Criteria for ‘Rep of the year’ is based upon performance versus quota,? explained Jan Sandri, FSR’s president. “And while all our representatives are exceptional and we are fortunate to work with all of them, this year The Farm nailed it in every category. We are very pleased to consider them an important part of the FSR family.?

The Farm is a professional manufacturers representative firm specializing in technical sales and marketing of high quality commercial AV products. The Company ranks more

Platinum Tools® PROAMP Crimp Tool Now Shipping

Platinum Tools PROAMP Crimp Tool

Platinum Tools PROAMP Crimp Tool

CAMARILLO, Calif., July 19, 2011 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce that its new PROAMP crimp tool is now shipping.

“The PROAMP crimp tool is the professional’s choice for terminating AMP-style modular plugs,? explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “Never again will you be without the right cutter, stripper and crimp tool when you need it. This crimper’s design assures consistent, repeatable terminations every time for high performance installations demanding quality and integrity.?

Additional features of the PROAMP crimp tool include:
• crimp/terminate AMP-style RJ45, RJ11 and RJ12 modular plugs with a single tool
• cuts and strips Cat5e, Cat5 and Cat6 cables
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Atlona Introduces New Professional Line 4×1 and 4×2 High-Speed HDMI Switchers

AT-HD4-V41 and AT-HD4-V42 Connect Four HDMI Sources to One or Two HDMI Displays, With Audio Return Channel and HDMI Ethernet Channel Pass-Through Support more

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

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