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HDBaseT Alliance at NAB 2014: Gefen Extender Delivers 4K Video Up To 100 Meters

LAS VEGAS – NAB Show 2014 – April 7, 2014 – The HDBaseT Alliance exhibit at the annual  NAB Show will feature a wide variety of HDBaseT products such as extenders, matrixes and switchers for various broadcasting installations, including the Gefen ToolBox Extender for HDMI 3DTV. This Extender requires just one CAT5e cable to extend HDMI including multi-channel digital audio at resolutions of up to 1080p Full HD and 4k Ultra HD up to 100 meters.

HDBaseT enables all-in-one connectivity between HD video sources and remote displays through a single 100m CAT5e/6 cable, delivering uncompressed high definition video, including 4K, audio, Ethernet, control signals and up to 100 watts of power. Powered by the Valens chipset, HDBaseT has become a global digital connectivity standard with a large and varied product ecosystem that includes video distribution equipment, displays, projectors and AV receivers from more than 90 manufacturers.

The HDBaseT Alliance booth (#SU 11914) will feature live demonstrations of how HDBaseT can deliver 4K video via a single cable over long distances to reduce the costs and complexities of installations.

“We recognized that the ability to transmit 4K Ultra HD video over such long distances using a single, inexpensive CAT-X cable is a game-changer for the broadcast industry,” said Kevin Weiss, VP of Global Sales and Business Development, Gefen. “We incorporate the HDBaseT technology into our products to enable our customers to build studios and other facilities that feature the newest 4K displays showing off amazing visuals.”

“Gefen is one of a number of HDBaseT Alliance members that provide HDBaseT-enabled displays, extenders, matrixes and switchers that are increasingly being incorporated into broadcasting installations,” said Micha Risling, Marketing Committee Chair, the HDBaseT Alliance. “I think NAB attendees will be pleasantly surprised to learn just how robust the HDBaseT product ecosystem is now, and how they can immediately begin leveraging HDBaseT to reduce the time and costs of their projects.”

To schedule a one-on-one demonstration at the HDBaseT Alliance booth (SU 11914), please email press@hdbaset.org.  

About Gefen

Gefen is a leading solutions provider at the forefront of the digital connectivity arena, delivering a wide selection of audio/video switchers, splitters, extenders, scalers, converters, adapters, cables, digital signage solutions and home theater accessories that support consumer, industrial and commercial applications of all shapes and sizes. Gefen’s scalable solutions allow audio/video and computer systems to be easily integrated, extended, distributed and optimized to maximize performance.

For more information, visit www.gefen.com.

About the HDBaseT Alliance

Founded by LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures and Valens Semiconductor, the HDBaseT Alliance is comprised of leading cross-industry companies formed to promote and standardize HDBaseT™ technology. The cornerstone of HDBaseT technology is 5Play™, a feature set that converges uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, power over cable and various control signals through a single LAN cable.

Members supporting HDBaseT technology play a pivotal role in defining the future of multimedia transmission and data communication in the Pro-AV, broadcasting and consumer electronics industries. For additional information on HDBaseT Alliance and membership benefits, visit www.HDBaseT.org.

Join the HDBaseT Alliance on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HDBaseTAlliance  

Follow the HDBaseT Alliance on Twitter: @HDBaseT

Contact:

Andrew Ryan

+1 (954) 495-6786

press@hdbaset.org

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HDBaseT Alliance Will Demo Primeview’s New Super Narrow Gap Video Wall Solution at NAB Show 2014

LAS VEGAS – 2014 NAB Show – April 7, 2014 – the HDBaseT Alliance booth at the 2014 NAB show will feature the first-ever public demonstration of Primeview’s newest HDBaseT-enabled Super Narrow Gap 55” LED LCD video wall solution. The Primeview engineering team has managed to reduce the bezel gap by 40 percent, making it the industry’s thinnest display bezel at a nearly seamless 3.6 mm. This unique design and HDBaseT integration make it ideal for video walls in broadcast control rooms and studios. NAB Show attendees can see a demonstration of a 2×2 video wall at the Alliance’s booth (booth# SU11914).

 The HDBaseT technology, powered by the Valens chipset, enables all-in-one connectivity between HD video sources and remote displays through a single 100 meter CAT5e/6 cable that delivers uncompressed high definition video, audio, Ethernet, control signals and up to 100 watts of power. This significantly reduces the costs and complexities of any project because installers only need to spend time running one standard CAT cable, which is less expensive than other cabling options and much easier to terminate in the field.

The Primeview Super Narrow Gap 55” (PRV55SNG)  indoor FHD LED LCD industrial display bezel measures only 2.35mm on the top and left sides and 1.25mm on bottom and right sides, and can work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the most demanding environments.

To realize such a slim bezel, the panel utilizes an eco-friendly LED lighting which significantly minimizing the number of components normally required. Additionally, the design reduces heat load while also improving access to the I/O connectivity board.

“We were the first company in the world to integrate HDBaseT into a display, and NAB attendees will see a display that is both visually striking and much easier for professional installers to incorporate into studios and broadcast centers” said Chanan Averbuch, Vice President of Sales at Primeview USA. “Cable management and the limitations of traditional connectivity technologies can make a project complicated or cause problems. Integrating HDBaseT into the display makes the installation much simpler, and that in turn translates into cost-savings for the customer.”

“Primeview has been a pioneer in bringing HDBaseT-enabled displays to the broadcast market, and this new design with a practically invisible bezel is a remarkable feat of engineering,” said Micha Risling, marketing chair of the HDBaseT Alliance.

NAB Show 2014 marks the first public viewing of this solution at the HDBaseT Alliance (booth# SU11914). The Alliance booth will also feature a Primeview 55” 4K display to demonstrate how HDBaseT is the ideal connectivity solution for delivering 4K content from source to display.

ABOUT PRIMEVIEW USA:

Primeview is a privately held global manufacturing company that was launched in 1997 specializing in advanced display solutions, with a focus on the industrial market. Primeview USA manufactures on the most advanced ISO-certified production lines, maintaining high quality control standards to build products for the most demanding markets. Primeview USA offers a true “one-stop shop” for display solutions, including digital signage, video conferencing systems, high-brightness displays, touchscreens, kiosks, weatherproof monitors and specialty. For more information, please visit us at www.Primeview.biz or socialize with us on FacebookYouTubeTwitter and LinkedIn.

About the HDBaseT Alliance

Founded by LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures and Valens Semiconductor, the HDBaseT Alliance is comprised of leading cross-industry companies formed to promote and standardize HDBaseT™ technology. The cornerstone of HDBaseT technology is 5Play™, a feature set that converges uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, power over cable and various control signals through a single LAN cable.

Members supporting HDBaseT technology play a pivotal role in defining the future of multimedia transmission and data communication in the Pro-AV, broadcasting and consumer electronics industries. For additional information on HDBaseT Alliance and membership benefits, visit www.HDBaseT.org.

HDBaseT Alliance on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HDBaseTAlliance  

Contact:            

Andrew Ryan

The Max Borges Agency for the HDBaseT Alliance

andrewryan@maxborgesagency.com

+1 954 495-6786

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HDBaseT Alliance at NAB 2014: Christie Joins the Alliance, Unveils New HDBaseT-enabled Projectors

LAS VEGAS – NAB Show 2014 – April 7, 2014 – the HDBaseT Alliance and Christie, at the annual NAB Show announce Christie has joined HDBaseT Alliance and integrated the technology into its Q series projectors. NAB attendees will be able to see a sample of the new Christie HDBaseT projectors at the Alliance booth (#SU 11914).

HDBaseT enables all-in-one connectivity between HD video sources and remote displays through a single 100m CAT5e/6 cable, delivering uncompressed high definition video, including 4K, audio, Ethernet, control signals and up to 100 watts of power. Powered by the Valens chipset, HDBaseT has become a global digital connectivity standard with a large and varied product ecosystem that includes video distribution equipment, displays, projectors and AV receivers from more than 90 manufacturers.

The Christie Q Series 1-chip DLP® platform – with brightness options ranging from 8500 to 10,000 lumens and XGA, WXGA and WUXGA resolutions – is equipped with eClarity™ – advanced image processing that significantly enhances images by providing greater control over image sharpness, gloss and shading. With built-in High Dynamic Contrast Range (HDCR), image ‘washout’ in high ambient light conditions is eliminated by adjusting the dynamic contrast to recapture detail lost by excess ambient light on the screen. Christie Q series features HDBaseT Connectivity for simplifying installation and management by allowing for video content, audio and control to be delivered over low cost CAT5/6e cabling to HDBaseT compatible products. Christie Q Series is also equipped with DICOM® (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) Simulation Mode for training purposes, all in an elegant design.

“We’re proud to be part of the HDBaseT Alliance and announce that our HDBaseT projectors are now HDBaseT-certified,” said Frank Anzures, senior product manager, Christie. “Our customers will be able to leverage the powerful combination of the Christie and HDBaseT technologies to ensure their installation projects stay on time, on budget and deliver exactly what their customers need.”

“Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world,” said Micha Risling, Marketing Committee Chair of the HDBaseT Alliance. “As the broadcasting market continues to adopt the HDBaseT technology, Christie is already positioned to help designers and installers leverage the benefits HDBaseT provides.”

To schedule a one-on-one demonstration at the HDBaseT Alliance booth (SU 11914), please email press@hdbaset.org.  

About Christie

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit www.christiedigital.com.

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About the HDBaseT Alliance

Founded by LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures and Valens Semiconductor, the HDBaseT Alliance is comprised of leading cross-industry companies formed to promote and standardize HDBaseT™ technology. The cornerstone of HDBaseT technology is 5Play™, a feature set that converges uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, power over cable and various control signals through a single LAN cable.

Members supporting HDBaseT technology play a pivotal role in defining the future of multimedia transmission and data communication in the Pro-AV, broadcasting and consumer electronics industries. For additional information on HDBaseT Alliance and membership benefits, visit www.HDBaseT.org.

Join the HDBaseT Alliance on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HDBaseTAlliance  

Follow the HDBaseT Alliance on Twitter: @HDBaseT

Contact:

Andrew Ryan

+1 (954) 495-6786

press@hdbaset.org

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HARMAN’s BSS Audio Now Shipping BLU-50 Soundweb London Processor

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – HARMAN’s BSS Audio today announced its BLU-50 signal processor is now shipping. The BLU-50 provides a cost-effective addition to the Soundweb™ London family of digital signal processors. The Soundweb London BLU-50 represents a premium, open-architecture solution in the form of a highly flexible, cost-effective and scalable package.

The BLU-50 is a half-rack width processor that offers a fixed configuration of four inputs and four outputs, configurable signal processing, logic processing and BLU link. The device can be powered with the included 12VDC power supply but can accept 12-48VDC via a terminal block connector. The BLU-50 can also be powered with PoE+ via the Ethernet port, allowing the device to be powered, configured, controlled and monitored using a single Cat 5e cable.

The analog inputs of the BLU-50 provide software configurable gain in 6dB steps up to +48dB per channel and software selectable Phantom Power per channel. Phantom Power, Signal Present and Clip information per channel is easily accessible, without the requirement for a PC, from clear front panel LED indication.

“The BLU-50 represents the most versatile and affordable open-architecture processor BSS Audio has ever offered. The BLU-50 underscores our commitment to offering highly scalable processing solutions for a variety of smaller fixed installation applications,” stated, Iain Gregory, Market Manager for installed sound, HARMAN Signal Processing.

The BLU-50 features BLU link, a low latency, fault tolerant digital audio bus of 48 channels, which uses standard Category 5e cabling giving a distance of 100m between compatible devices. Fiber media converters can be used to increase the distance between devices to over 10km (6.2 miles) using single mode fiber.

The BLU-50 can be configured, controlled and monitored from both the newly introduced HiQnet London Architect™ version 6.0 and HiQnet Audio Architect™ version 1.4, to be released soon, and is compatible with other members of the Soundweb London family. Its 48 channel BLU link bus represents channels 1-48 of the larger 256 channel BLU link bus when integrated with the BLU-800, BLU-320, BLU-160, BLU-120, BLU-BIB and BLU-BOB devices. Up to 60 BLU link compatible devices can share channels on a single bus.

HARMAN designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of 14,800 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.7 billion for the last twelve months ended December 31, 2013.

London National Theatre Purchases Earthworks PM40 PianoMic™ for ‘The Light Princess’ Musical

Milford, NH – The prestigious London National Theatre has recently purchased the Earthworks PM40 PianoMic™.

Ed Furguson - National Theatre with the Earthworks PM40

Ed Furguson, the sound manager for the National Theatre and associate sound designer for the musical ‘The Light Princess’ in conjunction with Simon Baker purchased the PM40 after extensive tests as the musical written by singer-songwriter Tori Amos and playwright Samuel Adamson is centered around a grand piano, and in fact Tori’s personal grand piano was used for the production.

The Earthworks PM40 is quick and easy to use with a simple, yet ingenious extendable pole which rests inside the grand piano and has miniature omni capsules optimized for grand piano delivering the perfect piano sound, at full stick, half stick or even with the lid closed and without the use of unsightly microphone boom stands.

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RTW Introduces TM3-Primus TouchMonitor

Ultra-Compact Meter Enables Extensive Loudness and Audio Metering Capabilities for a Variety of Applications and Budgets

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 7, 2014RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to introduce at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C1246), the new TM3-Primus, a highly compact and innovative addition to the company’s TouchMonitor range of audio meters. This latest model from the award-winning TouchMonitor series provides a full set of easy-to-read instruments for level and loudness metering in commercial and non-commercial production and broadcasting environments.

Targeted to music and multimedia producers, the TM3-Primus can be used as a desktop unit offering analog and digital audio ports. In addition, it features an advanced USB hybrid mode where a metering point in a digital audio workstation (DAW) (implemented using a specific RTW plug-in) is visualized right on the new TouchMonitor’s screen. Also, a USB port allows for implementing an innovative USB/plug-in hybrid mode that enables metering to be performed right on the DAW so that a user can process and visualize the information instantly

With a budget-friendly price, the TM3-Primus is an advanced addition to the TouchMonitor range that is ideal for a variety of entry-level applications across multiple markets. The TM3-Primus is equipped with everything needed for loudness and audio metering, including frequently used standard instruments and parameters that provide supreme quality.

This new desktop unit is a full-featured device with minimum footprint and includes analog and digital audio interfaces right on the hardware, as well as a 4.3-inch touch-sensitive display to allow for standalone operation.

As an ultra-compact and low-cost TouchMonitor version, it is equally suited for professional use in minor or secondary workflows for broadcasting, music and voice recording and video editing. In addition, it offers a new quality solution for non-commercial use in small radio environments or podcasting. Like other models from the award-winning TouchMonitor series, the TM3-Primus comes with a highly intuitive and user-friendly touchscreen interface that simplifies system handling even for operators without background knowledge.

Shipment of the RTW TM3-Primus will start in September 2014.

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s range of products currently include the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the Touchmonitor units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

In 2013, as part of its expansion into the U.S. market, RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The office, the first U.S. location launched by RTW, demonstrates the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks stateside. It houses all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221.

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HARMAN’s Martin Professional Exterior 400 Image Projectors Create A Unique Fireworks Simulation at Russia’s Belgorod Airport

BELGOROD, Russia — As part of a Russian program devoted to the modernization of transportation infrastructure, the newly built Belgorod Airport was constructed to be one of the most attractive and convenient hubs in Russia’s Central Black Earth Region. In addition to the airport’s focus on innovative architecture, high-quality finish materials and optimized infrastructure, Moscow-based STK Heliocity was brought in to develop a unique combination of architectural and artistic lighting for multiple scenarios: everyday usage, night time usage, and holidays/special occasions. In order to implement lighting designs for holidays and other celebrations at the airport, Heliocity installed 16 of HARMAN’s Martin Professional Exterior 400 Image Projectors.

Heliocity’s design features traditional symbols, multiple color transitions¬—in the style of the Belgorod region’s coat of arms (azure to green and gold)—and a special fireworks element. As a tribute to the region’s unique and proud military history, the fireworks are a complex design element that feature dynamic flashes and simulated flying sparks from an explosion of color to create the effect of fireworks on the arches above the airport’s main entrance.

To complete their design, the team at Heliocity needed to deploy a reliable weatherproof fixture that could create bright light projections yet be extremely energy-efficient. The company turned to Martin’s Exterior 400 IP in order to meet these detailed requirements.

“After analyzing several fixtures we decided on Martin Professional’s Exterior 400 IP due to its durability and convenient programming capabilities,” commented Anton Karpun, Project Designer, STK Heliocity. “To create the fireworks scene we ordered a special set of gobos for firework imitation. The gobos paired with the Exterior 400’s extremely robust light allowed us to successfully create a beautiful scenography of dynamic color that can be easily activated with a single button.”

Martin Professional’s Exterior 400 Image Projector is a powerful tool for integrating textures, patterns, and graphics in outdoor lighting designs and is capable of producing over 7000 lumens of extremely bright light projections. The fixture also features advanced LED technology for unparalleled energy-efficiency, a rugged IP65 housing, and up to six customizable gobos, eight customizable colors and a range of pre-programmable effects, from continuous image rotation to focus and dimming.

“We needed to develop a simple scheme for the user that would only be utilized on holidays and special occasions such as VIP guests or international delegation arrivals,” explained Karpun. “Our design would not have been successful without the help of Martin’s Exterior 400 Image Projector. The custom capabilities and LED technology of the fixture have made this project a true success!”

For more information on Martin Professional’s Exterior 400 Image projector, please visit: www.martin.com/product/product.asp?product=exterior400imageprojector

As a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors, Martin lighting and video systems are renowned the world over. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and media servers, as well as a complete line of smoke machines as a complement to intelligent lighting. Martin operates the industry’s most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries. Founded in 1987 and based in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin is the lighting division of global infotainment and audio company HARMAN International Industries. For more information please visit: http://www.martin.com.

HARMAN designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of 14,800 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.7 billion for the last twelve months ended December 31, 2013.

Visual Unity and XroadMedia Deliver OTT Personalization Through vuDiscovery™

Leading OTT platform and multiscreen solution provider, Visual Unity Global has announced a strategic partnership with XroadMedia, a leading provider of content discovery, recommendation and targeting services. In this partnership XroadMedia will be delivering its advanced personalization services to power vuDiscovery™, the new content discovery service of Visual Unity’s award winning vuMedia™ platform.

vuDiscoveryTM will be powered by Ncanto, XroadMedia’s distinctive content discovery software that finds relevant content according to the consumers’ behavior, interest and social profiles. Service providers and content owners will be able to maximize their revenue streams by blending business goals with user profiles. This provides operational cost savings, thanks to the unique architecture and standards based API connectivity of vuDiscoveryTM.

vuDiscoveryTM will offer the following benefits to companies in the broadcast, media and Internet industries:
• Reducing churn through engaged and satisfied consumers
• Enabling new revenue streams in the monetization of OTT content or targeted advertising services
• Flexibly adapting to available metadata and subscriber behavior
• Dynamic scaling from small trial installations to millions of users
• Enhancing the user experience of TV-everywhere deployments
• Shortest time to market and lowest total cost of ownership – quick deployment, straightforward integration and easy customization thanks to the flexible architecture and pre-integration into vuMediaTM

Tomas Petru, CEO of Visual Unity Global says, “XroadMedia has some of the most experienced experts in recommendation engines and targeting technologies. This partnership will take our vuMediaTM platform to the next level. The new vuDiscoveryTM service will provide our clients with best-in-class search and discovery capabilities in digital media today.”

Adolf Proidl, CEO and Co-Founder of XroadMedia says, “Ncanto has been developed with the ultimate goal to solve the biggest problem for consumers – how to find and enjoy the content they are really interested in – anywhere and anytime. Being part of a world class platform such as vuMediaTM allows us to offer content discovery services on a much larger scale and to a wider audience.”

First products and services with vuDiscoveryTM are currently in the rollout phase. More partnerships and projects will be announced throughout 2014.

Gabriel Dusil, Chief Marketing and Corporate Strategy Officer, adds: “A recommendation engine is not just about content suggestions, it’s about meaningful and personal engagement with subscribers. vuDiscoveryTM is not just a feature that enhances the user interface in our OTT platform, it is ultimately an enabler of incremental revenue streams for content owners and distributors.”

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About Visual Unity Global

Visual Unity Global is a global provider of video and digital media solutions, enabling our clients to deliver premium quality video content over the internet. Our clients can measure, analyse and optimize their libraries over time and achieve optimal business success. Our platform capabilities inspire our clients to deploy their assets across multiple devices, screens, and media formats. Visual Unity helps clients manage, deliver and monetize their digital content.
Visual Unity is a Multiscreen Solution Provider, bridging the gap between linear broadcast, IT and IPTV to help clients reach and engage audiences on any screen. Since 1991, the team has been designing and delivering turnkey broadcast and complex multiscreen solutions worldwide – from HD outside Broadcast (OB) vehicles and major playout facilities to live internet streaming and Video on Demand services. Visual Unity’s award-winning vuMedia™ platform helps broadcasters and content owners control how their brand and assets are managed and monetized in the multiscreen environment. vuMedia™ is a highly scalable and a modular architecture, delivering a cutting-edge live viewing experience on the web or any mobile or connected device – all of which can be deployed into existing workflows and business processes.

Visual Unity is based in Prague, London, Munich, Nairobi and Los Angeles.

For further information, please visit www.visualunity.com, info@visualunity.com

About XroadMedia

At XroadMedia (pronounced “Crossroad Media“) we have developed the next generation of content discovery, recommendation and targeting solution – Ncanto. Based on more than a decade of product and market research, as well as customer deployments in the Internet, media and broadcast industries, Ncanto is an innovative back-end solution, which is optimized for cloud- and server-based deployments. Ncanto boosts our customers’ profits and revenues by uniquely combining user taste with our customers’ requirements and business models. Thanks to our flexible architecture and standards based API connectivity we even help our customers to reduce integration costs and time-to-market to an absolute minimum compared to competitive solutions in the market.

XroadMedia was founded by leading industry experts in the areas of content discovery & navigation and former management team members of APRICO Solutions, a venture of Royal Philips Electronics. Our core business is to help our customers strengthen their existing revenue streams and to generate new opportunities by assisting their customers – the consumer – in mastering the flood of digital assets and diversity of content consumption devices. XroadMedia is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, with a second office in London, United Kingdom.

For further information, please visit www.xroadmedia.com, info@xroadmedia.com

Yamaha NUAGE Version 1.5 Announced Today

LAS VEGAS—In response to an overwhelmingly positive reaction, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced Version 1.5 software of the NUAGE Advanced Production System. Available in May via free download, the new version will allow remote control of R Series audio interface head amplifiers from NUAGE Fader/Master control surfaces. In addition to providing a broader selection of I/O options for NUAGE systems, the software also allows Yamaha CL Series Digital Mixing Console inputs to be shared via a Dante network for significant system expansion capability.

Although NUAGE already allows switching between up to three different DAWs, with V1.5 the “NUAGE PT Bridge” driver for Avid Pro Tools control gains OSX 10.9 compatibility so that Pro Tools running on Mac platforms is fully supported. Also, adding Quick Control to the NUAGE Master unit, specified parameters can be assigned to the multi-function display so the user has even greater customization control. The NUAGE Master unit now has the ability to instantly access a vast range of VST instruments from the display and knobs for more efficient, effective sound crafting. The multi-function knobs will also provide as much as 512 times finer control than has been available in the Fine Mode.

“All of the powerful refinements in NUAGE V1.5 add up to enhanced efficiency and improved workflow for end users,” states Marc Lopez, marketing manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. “With ongoing feedback from the field, NUAGE will continue to evolve as the new standard for DAW system performance.”

Launched in 2012, the flexible NUAGE system features tight DAW software integration, groundbreaking operability, modular architecture, and Dante networking capability. NUAGE systems are currently being installed in audio post-production and recording facilities around the world.

For more information on NUAGE V1.5, visit Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. at NAB 2014, booth #C2143 or on the web at www.yamahaca.com.

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About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
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.

General Cable Launches Gepco® Brand Stadium Cables at the 2014 NAB Show

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, APRIL 7, 2014 — General Cable is pleased to launch its line of Gepco® Brand Stadium Cables at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth #C7708) April 7-10, 2014. The new line of stadium cables allow for simplified installation of one cable across Direct Burial and Riser applications.

Typical indoor and outdoor applications require the installer to use different cables and splice the two together, requiring more time, while also making the installation vulnerable to signal loss or errors. With Gepco Brand stadium cables, the installer can run a single cable from the outside direct burial environments directly into buildings for riser applications, no splicing necessary.

Gepco stadium cables feature two-ply water-blocking tape and water-swellable fillers (audio only) for advanced water protection in direct burial installations while also retaining a CMR rating. Available in single-pair audio (61801SC), high-definition RG 11 coax (VHD1100SC) and RG 11 triax (VT61811SC), all Gepco Brand stadium cables are ideal for extended-distance runs.

“Gepco Brand stadium cables provide solid performance across two very different applications,” said Brian Lamar, Product Manager, General Cable Communications Products. “Gepco and General Cable are pleased to provide a solution that makes installation for stadiums and other outdoor venues quicker and easier.”

General Cable (NYSE:BGC), a Fortune 500 Company, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of aluminum, copper, and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, construction, industrial, and communications markets. In August 2009, Gepco International was acquired by General Cable. For more information about General Cable products, please contact your local sales representative or visit our Web site at www.gepco.com or www.generalcable.com.

Gepco® has been an industry-leading brand of studio, stage and broadcast AV cables and cable assemblies for 30 years. As a complete solutions-based supplier, Gepco also offers value-added service and distribution of connectors, cable management products, patch panels, and wire and cable accessories.

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