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AUDIO-TECHNICA INTRODUCES BP896 SUBMINIATURE LAVALIER

— Company unveils a subminiature omnidirectional lavalier condenser microphone engineered to deliver high quality audio with low profile design for on-camera applications —

STOW, OH, April 20, 2009 — Audio-Technica introduces its smallest lavalier offering to date, the BP896 Subminiature Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone. Intended for capture of high-quality audio with unobtrusive profile, the BP896 provides maximum intelligibility and clean, accurate reproduction for broadcasters, lecturers, church/house of worship users, actors and presenters. The BP896 capsule measures a mere 2.5 mm in diameter, making it ideal for applications requiring minimum visibility. The microphone operates on phantom power and includes a complete accessory kit. The BP896 is available in black and beige wired and wireless models. The wireless offerings include a multitude of terminations designed to work with Audio-Technica and other manufacturers’ wireless systems. more

Markertek Forms New European Branch With Acquisition of UK’s Composite Video, Ltd.

Markertek UK LogoSAUGERTIES, NY and LONDON, UK — April 20, 2009Markertek, a leading broadcast and pro-audio supply house, today announced that it has acquired Composite Video Limited, located in London. The new operation will be known as Markertek UK and will be an e-commerce and catalogue supplier of professional broadcast equipment and accessories.

Markertek UK will be the first specialized high definition supply house to serve the UK with unique proprietary solutions as well as immediate access to more than 600 broadcast manufacturers’ product lines,? said Charles Wagor III, marketing and event planning manager at Markertek UK. “Markertek already has a tremendous following in the UK and, with this acquisition; it establishes a home base for the European broadcast community.? more

Christie LW650 Launching At NAB

LW650The Christie LW650, one of the brightest WXGA, single-lamp 3LCD projectors on the market, will be introduced at NAB at Christie’s booth, #SL7912. The new projector’s native WXGA (1366 x 800) resolution provides a wide screen format image for full-screen compatibility with the latest laptops and monitors.

“Wide XGA is where the industry is moving. Fulfilling the need to display larger amounts of data, the Christie LW650 is among the leading high-brightness WXGA projectors which can present data and video sources with enhanced image quality,” says Frank Anzures, product manager for Christie. more

Linear Acoustic Moves DTV Audio Quality Upstream With AERO.qc™

LANCASTER, Pa. — April 14, 2009 — At the 2009 NAB Show this month, Linear Acoustic is introducing the new AERO.qc™ Audio Quality Controller, which combines all of the essential loudness and reformatting tools required for maintaining a consistent viewer experience, including ITU loudness measurement, loudness correction, selective upmixing, metering, and monitoring. AERO.qc is designed to simplify operational integration when deployed at the head of the program chain — during ingest, origination, or in-house production — where correction can be applied manually or automatically to maintain program consistency. more

Wohler Mobile to Showcase Robust Solutions for Mission-Critical Monitoring Applications at 2009 NAB Show

HAYWARD, Calif. — April 13, 2009 — Wohler Technologies Inc. today announced that Wohler Mobile, packed with state-of-the-art processing and monitoring products, will be making a stop on the 2009 NAB Show floor. Proudly adorned in Wohler blue, the 22-foot-long trailer demonstrates how easily Wohler products provide key functionality even in the most space-constrained production applications. more

Harmonic’s Rhozet Business Unit Dramatically Improves H.264 Transcoding Quality and Performance

Sunnyvale, Calif. — April 16, 2009 — Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) today unveiled the latest enhancements to its Rhozet™ Carbon Coder™ universal media transcoding solution. New capabilities include a dramatic performance increase in H.264 transcoding, improved output quality, improved support for Avid®-based workflows and support for Microsoft® Smooth Streaming. At the 2009 NAB Show, booth #SL9728, Rhozet will demonstrate these enhancements and also preview an automated quality control solution which fits into the Carbon Server workflow and minimizes the manual review of input and output files. more

Harmonic Features ATSC Mobile Video Compression Technology at NAB 2009

Sunnyvale, Calif. — April 16, 2009 — Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that its market-leading DiviCom® encoders and ProStream™ 4000 multi-screen platform will power ATSC Mobile DTV technology demonstrations at the 2009 NAB Show. The DiviCom Electra® 8000 universal broadcast encoder, Harmonic’s newest and most advanced platform, offers a powerful design that reduces bit-rates without compromising video quality, enabling broadcasters to free up valuable spectrum for advanced services such as mobile video delivery. Harmonic’s ProStream™ 4000 provides real-time video compression optimized for the ATSC Mobile DTV format suitable for delivery to mobile devices. more

New Vaddio Single CCD HD Robotic PTZ Camera to be Unveiled at NAB 2009

hires-clearview-hd-18_iso.jpgMINNEAPOLIS, MN (April 17, 2009) – Vaddio announces the first single CCD, high quality HD Robotic PTZ camera, the ClearVIEW HD-18, at NAB 2009, Las Vegas, Nev., April 20 – 23, 2009, booth# C12427.

The groundbreaking ClearVIEW HD-18 is equipped with a 1/3?, 1.3 megapixel CCD imaging sensor, a glass multi-element wide dynamic zoom lens (18x optical), a tally light and a 1.8-lux rating, providing superior images in a wide range of high-definition video applications. The HD-18 is the only multi-format PTZ camera that delivers component HD in 1080p, 1080i or 720p and simultaneous SD video. Control runs via VISCA command protocol or the IR remote that is supplied. High-torque, micro-stepper precision robotics enhance performance with smooth pan/tilt operation for accurate camera movement and control. The HD-18 is compatible with any Polycom or TANDBERG videoconferencing codec. more

WIREWORKS ROARS ONTO THE NAB SHOW FLOOR WITH NEW TacCat NETWORK CABLE ASSEMBLIES

~Tactical CAT5e Network Cable Assemblies in Single and Multichannel Versions ~

wireworks_TacCat_cordLAS VEGAS, NV ─ Wireworks, the leading innovator of audio/video cabling systems and custom panels, is on the prowl at NAB 2009 (Booth C4147) with its new super tough TacCat Network Cords and Multi-TacCat Assemblies. TacCat provides CAT5e Ethernet interconnection in a road-ready construction. Available in single channel cords and multichannel assemblies, these new networking cables are ideal for use in the field as well as the studio. more

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HaiVision Launches MAKITO™ ― A Compact H.264 Encoder Delivering 1080p60 High Definition Video for $8,995

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — April 15, 2009 —HaiVision Network Video, the world’s leading vendor of high-performance H.264 encoders, codecs, and IP video systems, today announced the immediate availability of the MAKITO™, a cutting edge, high definition video encoder. The MAKITO is the first and only compact encoder that combines the efficiencies of H.264 video compression, the image quality of full high definition video, a very compact form factor, and a remarkable price. The MAKITO also is fully integrated with Video Furnace System 5, HaiVision’s complete end-to-end HD H.264 IP video distribution solution. The company will unveil and demonstrate MAKITO for the first time at the 2009 NAB Show in Las Vegas next week. more

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