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Christie “Flying High” With Seven Zones Of Innovation In Simulation And Training At I/ITSEC 2012

Christie® a leader in simulation projection display and visualization solutions, sets new standards in simulation and training at I/ITSEC 2012 with advancements in solid state projection technology, improved stimulated Night Vision Goggle (NVG) training capabilities, and dual-input projection system architecture that enables true 120Hz RGB output for improved dynamic image quality.

Christie will introduce the Christie Matrix StIM™ WQ, the industry’s brightest fully integrated solid-state WQXGA resolution projection system for simulation applications; an innovative Christie DualView simulator display concept that can separately compute and render the same scene for two unique points of view (POV); and the new 60Hz high performance Christie QuadHD 84 inch flat panel display with Quad HD resolution (3840 x 2160) and 1.07 million colors capability. Christie strategically merges its cutting-edge technologies, backed by years of proven industry experience, to deliver highly customized solutions that meet the specific training and simulation requirements of customers in military, government and civil markets.

“We are continuously surveying market needs and pushing the envelope of innovation, including embracing the integration of stereo and simulation, to deliver solutions that offer the highest performance and flexibility at the lowest cost,” said Zoran Veselic, vice president of Visual Environments, Christie. “From the industry’s first dual-input system that offered simultaneous display of both the visible and infrared spectrum to today’s DualView concept that renders two unique points of view on one screen simultaneously, Christie brings ‘real world’ solutions to the simulation market that help set the pace of innovation.”

Visitors to the Christie booth #2549 can experience a simulated fly-through of New York City with FlightSafety International’s VITAL X IG on three new Christie Matrix StIM™ WQ simulation projection systems, with WQXGA resolution, 800 ANSI lumens and 120Hz update rate for stunning dynamic image quality. Photo courtesy of FlightSafety International

Among Technologies Displayed at the Christie Booth # 2549 at I/ITSEC:

Christie Matrix StIM WQ – 120Hz Demo With the Latest IG and Display Technology
The new rugged Christie Matrix StIM WQ is an integrated scalable environment projection system that outputs 800 ANSI lumens and displays independent RGB and Infrared(IR) channels through Christie’s InfraScene™ technology at WQXGA (2560 x 1600) resolution – the first and brightest LED-based WQXGA projection system in the industry to do so at true 120Hz RGB output. Each of (3) Matrix StIM-WQs will be driven by two 60Hz channels from FlightSafety International’s six-channel VITAL X Image Generator to display a composite 120Hz output with improved dynamic image quality without trade-offs in brightness or compromising IG rendering capability.

Christie DualView Concept
The innovative DualView simulator can separately compute and render the same scene from two unique points of view (POV) with excellent image quality, allowing two operators to respond to their own, separately warped, full-screen image simultaneously. This achieves essentially zero geometric distortion rather than a compromise single DEP ( Design Eye Point) located half way between operators. As a result, the system offers collaborative training that is closer to real-life scenarios where fast action developments require rapid decisions. Christie partnered with RealTime Immersive Inc. (RTI – booth #325) and Immersive Display Solutions (IDSI – booth #1229) on this display concept.

Christie HoloStation Technology Preview
The Christie HoloStation is a personal visualization system that displays up to 16.8 Megapixels of data in a 3D stereoscopic and interactive, tracked environment – all in a compact footprint. It provides the functionalities of a full-size Christie CAVE™, but in a scaled down, completely self-contained personal immersive environment that fits into a cubicle or small office. With interactive 3D content from WorldViz, an industry leader in interactive virtual reality solutions, and a pair of NVIDIA® Quadro® cards, it features external graphics processing designed for large-scale 3D visualization. Easy to deploy and use, the Christie HoloStation can be set up in almost any facility, and with its head-tracking sensors, it is ideal for applications including aircraft design development, architectural walk-throughs and as a 3D virtual trainer.

Christie QuadHD 84” Flat Panel Technology Preview
The Christie QuadHD is a high performance 60Hz 84-inch flat panel display with Quad HD resolution (3840 x 2160) and 1.07 billion colors that provide rich, pristine and detailed images even up close for the ultimate in realism. The 60Hz refresh rate allows for smooth, real-time motion display of 2D content; and 50,000 hours illumination life makes it reliable and cost-effective. Easy to deploy, it is an affordable solution for high performance, professional data visualization applications.

Remote Operator Training Workstation
The Christie Remote Operator Training Workstation is a modular faceted display of three Christie FHD551-X high-definition 55” LCD flat panels, landscape mounted in a 1 by 3 array and one stacked below the center for lookdown views of maps or GPS controls. The low-cost simulation system provides a wide Field of View (120 degrees) and is perfect for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) operator training, as well as command vehicles, ship’s bridges and air traffic control.

60 /120Hz Comparison
A dramatic, side-by-side demonstration of images projected at 120Hz versus 60Hz illustrates the accuracy and clarity of higher update rates. Christie integrates the Matrix StIM’s unique dual-input architecture with image generators running 60Hz to achieve the higher 120Hz update rate for the complete visual, with the result being a sharper image with no motion artifacts and no compromise in brightness. The display is powered by two dual-input Christie Matrix StIM™ LED projectors, with content and image generators provided by strategic partner MetaVR, a software development company that specializes in visualization of real-time 3D worlds.

Christie Spyder X20 – the Most Versatile Video Processor
The rugged Christie Spyder X20 is a powerful video processing system that provides the flexibility and control needed to create high-tech, high-quality video wall displays for applications such as monitoring and surveillance, command-and-control, action review and situational analysis. The Spyder X20 will power multiple displays such as a 3 by 4 Christie® MicroTiles® array (12 tiles) and two Christie FHD551-X 55 inch flat panels to feature security camera footage and topographical maps.

Christie products can also be found at partner booths throughout I/ITSEC, including Flight Safety International, the world’s leading aviation training company, which is using three Christie Matrix StIM projectors, at booth # 1701; DiSTI, global leader in the development of Human Machine Interface software for businesses, governments and the military, which is using three Christie FHD551-X LCD panels at booth# 1773; NDIA SIM TV displays, located in the conference lobby will use two Christie HD14K-M 3-chip 1080 HD digital projectors; Da-Lite, makers of the most comprehensive line of projection screens in the world, which is using a Christie DHD800 1-chip DLP® projector, at booth #2734, and Air National Guard, which is using 10 Christie Matrix StIM simulation projectors, is at Booth #1963.

Advanced Systems Group Focuses on Asset Management with Free Webinar

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. –Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, will host “The ABCs of MAM,” a free webinar that will spotlight media asset management solutions, on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at 10 a.m. Hosted by ASG’s Tyler Berry, the 90-minute webinar will offer perspectives from axle video, B4M, a Primestream Company, and CatDV, all of which specialize in MAM technologies.

Sam Bogoch, CEO of axle video, will showcase the company’s affordable and intuitive software, which can organize assets on shared storage from any Web browser on a PC, Mac, or iPad. Nicholas Smith, technical sales manager at channel partner JB&A, will explore the CatDV cross-platform software solution, which provides a number of tools beyond asset management, including logging, transcoding, and subtitling. Warren Arenstein, Primestream senior vice president of business development, will talk about FORK software suite, which offers a seamless end-to-end platform for digital acquisition of live and file-based video content, media asset management, cloud asset management, editing, logging, control room and master control playback, smart phone and tablet video contribution, publishing to the Web, and dynamic archiving. The presentations will be followed by a short Q&A session.

“With so much content and so many formats, it’s easy for any broadcaster, production house, or post facility to get disorganized in a hurry,” said Dave Van Hoy, ASG president. “Digital asset management is an essential part of today’s video operations. We hope our webinar will help members of our audience ask the right questions when considering asset management systems for their facilities.”

To register for “The ABC’s of MAM,” or for more information, visit http://www.asgllc.com/events/am-webinar-event.

About ASG:

Advanced Systems Group LLC of Emeryville, Calif., with offices in the Bay Area and Southern California, has provided engineering, systems, integration, support and training to the broadcast, film, creative, and corporate video markets since 1997. With unmatched experience in Apple-based newsroom systems, shared storage, archiving, editing, finishing, and VFX systems, ASG has become one of largest installers of post production and shared storage systems on the West Coast. The ASG team is highly focused on customer success, and has installed and supported more than 185 SANs, production, and post production systems over the last six years. For more information, visit www.asgllc.com or call 510-654-8300.

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Atlona(R) to Host AtlonaAcademy Webinar “HDMI Troubleshooting: Exploring Critical Elements of Digital Connectivity” on Dec. 4

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Nov. 28, 2012 — Atlona(R) today announced that the company will be hosting the AtlonaAcademy webinar “HDMI Troubleshooting: Exploring Critical Elements of Digital Connectivity” on Dec. 4 at 6 a.m. PST and 10 a.m. PST. The one-hour sessions will explore the root causes of HDMI(R) connectivity problems, and the latest technologies and tools being used to combat these issues. more

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Advanced Systems Group Examines Large Raster Acquisition Workflows at Free Annual Workshop

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, will discuss large raster acquisition workflow challenges during 4K Workflow 2012, its annual workshop, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the New People Cinema at the New People building in San Francisco. The free workshop begins at 10 a.m. and lunch will be served.

“4K is already being called ‘the new HD’ in some circles. It is certainly becoming a viable acquisition and distribution format, but there are still a number of challenges associated with adopting this technology,” said Dave Van Hoy, ASG president. “4K Workflow 2012 will explore options at every point in the production process, including how to manage 4K file-based workflows.”

The workshop will include a 4K overview led by veteran director of photography and industry consultant Suny Behar. The session will address technical specifications, particularly 4K acquisition and camera technologies. Jordan Livingston, an independent filmmaker and digital imaging technician who serves the Hollywood and Bay Area markets through his company, DIGILOID, will discuss DIT and DAM, file-based workflows for high-resolution camera systems, and workflows for on-set color, dailies, and transcoding.

Westernized Productions, a San Francisco-based design firm specializing in animation and visual effects, will present “Compositing and Motion Graphics in the Large Raster World.” Other sessions will include “Color Correction and Color Management” and “Deliverables and the Delivery Process.”

Registration is free for 4K Workflow 2012, but space is limited. Please visit http://www.asgllc.com/?p-2835 to register or www.asgllc.com for more information.

About ASG:

Advanced Systems Group LLC of Emeryville, Calif., with offices in the Bay Area and Southern California, has provided engineering, systems, integration, support and training to the broadcast, film, creative, and corporate video markets since 1997. With unmatched experience in Apple-based newsroom systems, shared storage, archiving, editing, finishing, and VFX systems, ASG has become one of largest installers of post production and shared storage systems on the West Coast. The ASG team is highly focused on customer success, and has installed and supported more than 185 SANs, production, and post production systems over the last six years. For more information, visit www.asgllc.com or call 510-654-8300.

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Yamaha Training Sessions Set for November and December

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Seminars (YCATS) will make stops in Washington, DC; Cincinnati, Ohio; Novi, Michigan; and Orlando, Florida during the months of November and December.

YCATS trainers will hit the District of Columbia Wednesday through Friday, November 28-30 for Yamaha CL Digital Console Operational Training, M7CL Digital Console for Beginners, M7CL for Advanced Users, Digital Audio Networks for Engineers, and an LS9 Digital Console Workshop. Yamaha CL operational training will be held in Cincinnati on Tuesday, December 4 and in Novi on Friday, December 7 while Orlando training will be held Tuesday through Thursday, December 11-13 and will consist of M7CL for Beginners, M7CL for Advanced Users, CL Series Essentials (for those who are familiar with “Centralogic” on M7CL or LS9), and Digital Audio Networks for Engineers.

For more information and to register, visit: http://yamahacommercialaudiosystems.com/training.php?catID=11001.

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About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Celebrating 125 years of Passion and Performance, and 25 years in the manufacturer of high quality digital audio consoles, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of integrated professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the broadcast, sound reinforcement/installed sound, touring, commercial recording, and post production markets. With the addition of NEXO to the product line, the company remains the official U.S. and Canadian distributor for all NEXO speaker models. YCAS offers comprehensive in-house and field product training for its customers, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.

Advanced Systems Group Offers Free Video Archive Webinar

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, will host “How To Avoid Archive Anarchy,” a free webinar to explore video archive solutions, on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at 10 a.m. Hosted by ASG’s Tyler Berry, the 90-minute webinar will feature presentations from Cache-A, Quantum, and XenData – three leading providers of archiving products for professional video applications.

“There are many archiving choices in our market, so it’s important to understand the differences in approach and technology between manufacturers,” said Dave Van Hoy, ASG president. “Our webinar will spotlight solutions from three different companies and show how their products integrate with today’s file-based workflows.”

Cache-A specializes in the development of cost effective archive appliances for the digital film and professional video industries. Mark Ostlund, vice president of sales and marketing, will discuss the company’s LTO data tape-based solutions. XenData, with its focus on media and entertainment industry requirements, has digital video archives in more than 50 countries. CEO Phil Storey will detail the company’s tape and disk-based approach. And Quantum offers specialized tape, disk, and cloud-based storage solutions for a variety of industries, but will focus specifically on its StorNext line of archive appliances and software. The presentations will be followed by a short Q&A session.

To register for “How To Avoid Archive Anarchy,” or for more information, visit http://www.asgllc.com/events/archive-webinar-event.

About ASG:

Advanced Systems Group LLC of Emeryville, Calif., with offices in the Bay Area and Southern California, has provided engineering, systems, integration, support and training to the broadcast, film, creative, and corporate video markets since 1997. With unmatched experience in Apple-based newsroom systems, shared storage, archiving, editing, finishing, and VFX systems, ASG has become one of largest installers of post production and shared storage systems on the West Coast. The ASG team is highly focused on customer success, and has installed and supported more than 185 SANs, production, and post production systems over the last six years. For more information, visit www.asgllc.com or call 510-654-8300.

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The IABM Training Academy Builds on 2012 Momentum With Plans for Geographic and Course Expansion in 2013

GLOUCESTERSHIRE, U.K. — Oct. 25, 2012 — The IABM Training Academy today announced that, given the success of its 2012 course offering, the organization will significantly extend the breadth of its course offering in 2013. Through this ongoing geographical expansion and course development, the academy will continue to deliver training that addresses the broadcast industry’s skills and knowledge shortage. The academy also will continue its work in establishing valuable links with academic institutions. more

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Christie Offers Simulation Education Program to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Engineers and Technical Specialists

Christie®, which introduced the world’s first true solid state simulation projector, the Christie Matrix StIM™, held its third educational forum dedicated to the world of visual system requirements for the simulation industry. Open to the general simulation community and geared towards engineers and technical specialists, the one-day SIM University was held in Dayton, Ohio, home of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

This free full-day session, the third to be organized by Christie since 2011, is designed to increase knowledge of various visual system requirements by bringing together leading industry experts for presentations, Qs&As, an Ask-the-Expert panel discussion and informal one-to-one conversations.

In the session, experts from FlightSafety International, Visual Performance and Christie, covered topics ranging from image quality, night vision goggle training system setup and calibration to projector specifications, and color, brightness and latency, system maintenance considerations, glass vs. Mylar mirrors and stereoscopic/collimated display systems.

Christie recognizes leading experts Dr. Charles Lloyd, Visual Performance, LLC, and Doug Gill and Justin Knaplund of FlightSafety International for contributing to the simulation day educational program.

Simulation and training specialists wanting to learn more about the SIM University program and interested in registering for upcoming sessions can email the SIM University team.

Yamaha CL Series on Display at TC Furlong Digital Console Showcase

BUENA PARK, Calif.—On Tuesday, November 27, TC Furlong will host a Digital Console Showcase at the Moody Church, 1635 N. LaSalle Drive in Chicago from 3:00 – 8:00 pm CST in Rooms 107/108. The Showcase will include the new Yamaha CL Digital Console Series including the CL1, CL3 and CL5, and Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems staff will be on hand for demos and to answer questions. The TC Furlong event is free and open to the public but space is limited so RSVP early at 847-367-9588.

For more information visit www.tcfurlong.com.

For directions to the Moody Church, visit http://www.moodychurch.org.

For more information on the Yamaha CL Digital Console Series, visit www.yamahaca.com.

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About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Celebrating 125 years of Passion and Performance, and 25 years in the manufacturer of high quality digital audio consoles, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of integrated professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the broadcast, sound reinforcement/installed sound, touring, commercial recording, and post production markets. With the addition of NEXO to the product line, the company remains the official U.S. and Canadian distributor for all NEXO speaker models. YCAS offers comprehensive in-house and field product training for its customers, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.

HARMAN PROFESSIONAL HOSTS INSTALLED SYSTEM APPLICATIONS SEMINAR IN SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL — Underscoring its commitment to engage new customers in growing market regions with the most comprehensive training and support programs, HARMAN Professional recently hosted a three-day seminar on Installed System Applications in Sao Paulo, Brazil with an international team of presenters. The event was planned in collaboration with Harman’s Brazil Country Head Rodrigo Kniest and Fernando Guerra, Sales Manager for Installed Sound & Cinema. It served to introduce HARMAN product and technology specialists and invited guest speaker and sound system design expert Vance Breshears of Acoustic Dimensions, along with Harman Brazil’s new Pro Sales & Marketing Director, Sergio Luis Smidt, to the audio design and installation community in Brazil.

According to David Scheirman, Director, Knowledge Resources, HARMAN Professional, the seminar is part of a growing information platform being developed to engage and update system designers, specifying engineers and AV consultants worldwide. The timing and choice of location were set to leverage the considerable interest about HARMAN products from audio and systems integration professionals in the Brazilian market. “Since recently making Brazil’s Selenium Electronica an important part of HARMAN Professional’s global business development and growth strategy, we have become much more deeply engaged with audio professionals in this region. That has led to a strong dialog and exchange of ideas,” Scheirman stated. “Cross pollinating geographic regions with ideas and techniques is always exciting and consistently yields value for everyone involved.”

The Sao Paulo program covered the fundamentals of sound and communications systems design from specification to commissioning. Additionally, it provided deep insights into complex system applications including sports stadia, live-performance venues, hospitality venues such as hotels, bars and dance clubs and communication and paging applications ranging from typical conference and boardroom spaces to large-scale transportation facilities. The seminar featured the latest technologies from AKG, BSS, Crown, dbx, JBL and Soundcraft Studer. Attendees also gained an experiential audio-visual exposure to IDX, HARMAN’s new unified paging and message delivery platform. Simultaneous translation in both the English and Portuguese languages was available for all attendees.

“With a robust economy, and with numerous fixed-venue design and installation opportunities resulting from Brazil’s upcoming global-scale sports and entertainment events on the calendar in the next few years, we are investing in more of the necessary personnel and resources to provide our customers with the knowledge and support they require to be successful in these areas,” commented Rodrigo Kniest. “Having firsthand access to world-class experts and leading-edge tools gives our customers a competitive edge in this growing market for sound and communications systems.”

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

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