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PESA Brings Innovative High Speed Digital Video and Audio Solutions to NAB2011

Huntsville, Alabama – March 14, 2011: PESA, a 38 year veteran of manufacturing high quality audio and video routing and signal processing solutions will present the latest technologies supporting high definition video at this year’s NAB show in Las Vegas (booth N4123) April 11-14. Using the world’s most prestigious radio, film and television exhibition as the forum, PESA will offer hands-on demonstrations of their enterprise-based control system and other unified signal management solutions for 3G-SDI Video, Distributed Audio Routing and Signal Processing.
Cheetah Enterprise Audio Routing System (EARS) up to 6144X6144 – Designed specifically for large venue environments, the PESA Enterprise Audio Routing System provides a “unified? solution for audio and time code applications. At the heart of each distributed audio system is a 1RU Data Exchange Engine (DXE) Chassis that connects up to 24 independent I/O frames which can be stacked to serve as a centralized system; more

NewTek Promotes Andrew Cross to Chief Technology Officer

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NewTek, worldwide leader of video and 3D animation products, today announced that the NewTek Board of Directors has promoted Andrew Cross to Chief Technology Officer. In his new role, Cross will oversee the technology direction of the company’s hardware and software products, and report to NewTek CEO and President, Jim Plant.

“Andrew has managed the development and release of a long string of successful products during his 13-year tenure with NewTek,” said NewTek Founder, Tim Jenison. “As chief architect of the TriCaster line, Andrew and his team helped the company build its portable live production market leadership.”

As executive vice president of engineering, Cross has led product development from research, to release. He joined NewTek as senior software engineer in 1998, and has held positions as lead engineer, director of video engineering, vice president and senior vice president of video software engineering.

Prior to NewTek, Cross more

BHV Broadcast To Launch A Couple Of “Live” Ones At NAB 2011

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WIRELESS ON-AIR INDICATOR FOR VISION SWITCHERS AND PHANTOM POWER MODULES
OFFER AFFORDABLE SOLUTIONS FOR LIVE PRODUCTIONS

Owslebury, UK (February 25, 2011) – BHV Broadcast is introducing two new products designed to simplify operations, cut costs, and promote reliability for live productions. The manufacturer is debuting TallyHo! – a wireless on-air indicator for vision switchers, and Video Ghost – phantom power modules for use with digital video feeds. Both will be demonstrated at NAB 2011 in North Hall booth 6531.

NEW TallyHo!
BHV Broadcast’s TallyHo!, a wireless tally indicator system, 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! gives the camera operator and, crucially, the camera subject, a highly more

Atlona Releases AT-DRC444 Multi-Input Presentation Switcher

Unit Combines Three Audio and Video Switching Platforms With Microphone Input and RS232/RS485 Input and Output

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — March 9, 2011 — Atlona Technologies(R) today introduced its AT-DRC444 multi-input presentation switcher. The cost-effective device features three separate audio and video switching platforms in one product, combined with a microphone input, RS232 input for control via third-party control systems, and RS232/RS485 outputs for full control over projectors or displays. more

Atlona’s Si and Signature Line Matrix Switchers Receive Control4(R) Certification; Provide Seamless Integration With Control4 Home Automation Systems

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — March 3, 2011 — Atlona Technologies(R) today announced that the company’s Si and Signature line matrix switchers have earned Control4(R) certification, ensuring compatibility and smooth integration with Control4 home automation systems. In addition, the company will be hitting the road with Control4 as part of the 2011 dealer education tour. more

Live Webcasters Rely on NewTek TriCaster Throughout SXSW 2011

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NewTek TriCaster will be used to power high-profile live webcasts from the annual interactive festival.

NewTek, a worldwide leader in video and 3D animation products, will showcase its latest TriCaster portable live production products at booth #314 from March 14-17 at SXSW 2011. In addition, NewTek TriCaster will be used to power high-profile live webcasts from the annual interactive festival:

–March 11, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. CT: Ignite SXSW – Live from the Austin Music Hall, this kickoff to SXSW 2011 will bring together a blend of thinkers from business, art, technology, government and academia.
–March 12-13, 1 p.m. CT: “The Tech Guy,” Leo Laporte will webcast live, via TWiT Live.
–March 12, 8 p.m. CT: Revision3′s Diggnation – The popular tech culture show will produce its weekly show from SXSW, and post video on their website for on-demand viewing.
–March 13, 6 p.m. CT: “Buzz Out Loud” live from SXSW – A special Sunday episode with hosts Molly more

IOGEAR 2-Port Dual-View Dual-Link DVI KVMP Switch Stands Alone Among KVM Products

Feature-rich DVI KVMP switch shares video on two 30?+ dual-link DVI monitors with a single console while supporting audio, 3D Graphics and the highest resolutions for commercial or home settings.

Foothill Ranch, Calif. – March 1, 2011 – IOGEAR announces the 2-Port Dual-View Dual-Link DVI KVMP Switch with Audio (GCS1642), advancing KVM (keyboard-video-mouse) functionality to new heights.

A DVI KVMP switch by name, the new IOGEAR KVMP (keyboard-video-mouse- peripheral) product does more than just share the highest resolution (up to 2560 x 1600) or widescreen video on two dual-link DVI monitors with support for 3D graphics. The GCS1642 also features two USB 2.0 peripheral ports for asynchronously sharing USB devices between computers, while a powered USB hub can be attached to the peripheral ports for added functionality. Audio and microphone support for sharing speakers and a microphone are an added convenience.

Coupled with a more

Extron MTPX Plus 6464 Twisted Pair Matrix Switcher is Now Shipping

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the MTPX Plus 6464, a 64×64 twisted pair matrix switcher for RGBHV, HD component video, standard definition video, audio, and RS-232. It is one of five models in the MTPX Plus 6400 Series of large-scale twisted pair matrix switchers, and incorporates industry-leading features of the MTPX Plus Series with new capabilities, including EDID Minder® for local inputs and outputs, RS-232 insertion from the Ethernet port to all MTP outputs, and switchable video pre-peaking on all outputs. more

Platinum Tools® VDV MapMaster™ Voice, Data, and Video Tester Now Shipping

Platinum Tools VDV MapMaster Voice, Data, and Video Tester

The Platinum Tools VDV MapMaster Combines Continuity Testing, Mapping, and Tone Generator into a Single Unit

CAMARILLO, Calif., Feb. 17, 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 VDV MapMaster™ voice, data, and video tester is now shipping.

“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 identifying and mapping 19 locations at one time.?

The VDV MapMaster tests Cat-6, Cat5e, Cat-5, Cat-4, Cat-3, and coax cables, as well as shielded cables. Video and data cables can be connected to their respective more

FSR Grants “Winter Wishes” For Local Kids

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Woodland Park, NJ (February 14, 2011) — FSR, a Passaic County-based manufacturer, made sure a whole classroom of kids in Passaic, NJ were warm and happy this holiday season. The Company donated coats, hats, scarves, gloves and toys as a participant in the United Way of Passaic County’s “Winter Wishes? program.

The annual winter drive is a six-week campaign partnering local merchants with the United Way to benefit underprivileged children and families throughout Passaic County. Donors choose to sponsor a classroom, help a child or family, hold a Whole & Healthy Food Drive, or host a Toy Drive.

“’Winter Wishes’ offered FSR the perfect opportunity to give back to the community,? said Jan Sandri, FSR’s president, “As a company that supplies audio and video products to the educational market we felt it was appropriate to sponsor more

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