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Press Releases For : January 11, 2010

Wildlife Cinematographer Bob Poole Captures Gorilla Footage With Lightweight Fujinon 25x HD Zoom

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WAYNE, N.J., January 11, 2010 – The “Gorilla Murders? episode of Explorer on National Geographic Channel covers the complicated issues of politics, refugees, and the economy of charcoal production in central Africa that culminated in the death of a family of gorillas in a wildlife preserve. The investigative journalism was underscored with incredible wildlife footage supplied by cinematographer Bob Poole, who was able to capture the intense features of these animals with a Fujinon HA25X16.5BERD super telephoto HD field lens on a Sony HDW-F900 HD camcorder. (more…)

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TV2GO Outfits New Truck With FOR-A HVS-300HS HD/SD SWITCHER, MV-410HS Multi-Viewer

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TORONTO, Canada, January 11, 2010 – TV2GO Inc., an international satellite transmission and video production company, debuted its 31-foot uplink mobile truck in October featuring the FOR-A HVS-300HS compact HD/SD switcher and the MV-410HS HD/SD high-resolution quad multi-viewer.
“In a truck, anything that saves space, weight, and energy for air conditioning is important,? said Lawrence Partington, TV2GO partner. (more…)

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Planar Launches New Products for Point-of-Sale and Retail Applications

Planar Launches New Products for Point-of-Sale (POS) and Retail Applications

All-in-One Touchscreen Computer for POS and Wide Touchscreen LCD for Digital Signage

BEAVERTON, Ore., January 11, 2010 —Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR), a worldwide leader in specialty display solutions, today announced the addition of two new touchscreen displays to its successful product lineup. Ideal for use in a variety of retail, healthcare and government/education applications such as POS terminals, retail digital signage, point-of-information displays, healthcare check-in stations or government information kiosks, the new PA1575R touchscreen system and PT2275SW touchscreen LCD support Planar’s strategic commitment to address the growing use of touchscreens within these specialty markets. (more…)

Intelix Introduces HD Switcher with Built-in Scaling and Format Conversion

Intelix DIGI-SCAL-11X2Middleton, WI- Intelix LLC, U.S. manufacturer of audio/video equipment and software, announced the release of the DIGI-SCAL-11X2, a revolutionary high-definition switcher with built-in scaling and audio/video format conversion.

“The DIGI-SCAL-11X2 handles the processing of three different devices—switching, scaling, and format conversion—in a compact, easy-to-use platform,? explains Steve Cohan, Intelix CEO. (more…)

Sony Unveils New PCS-XG55 HD Videoconferencing System

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Sony PCS-XG55 HD videoconferencing system

PARK RIDGE, N.J., Jan. 11, 2010 – Sony is unveiling its newest high-definition videoconferencing technology, the PCS-XG55 system, designed to bring flexible, high-quality and affordable visual communications to a range of commercial applications, including corporate, education, healthcare and government.
The new system delivers up to 720p/60 fps resolution for superb live video quality and a very natural alternative to face-to-face meetings. It includes the PCS-XG55S HD codec unit, the PCSA-CXG80 HD camera unit, PCS-A1 microphone and PCS-RF1 RF remote commander. (more…)

WAVES LIVE APPOINTS KEN “POOCH? VAN DRUTEN AS PRODUCT SPECIALIST

Pooch— Acclaimed FOH Engineer will share his knowledge and experience with Waves team for ongoing development of Live Sound Technologies —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, January 8, 2010 — Waves Audio is pleased to announce that acclaimed Front-of-House (FOH) engineer Ken “Pooch? Van Druten has joined the Waves Live Division as a Product Specialist. Most recently on tour with 50+ million-selling rockers Linkin Park, Van Druten brings with him decades of experience as a first-call live sound engineer. A graduate of Boston’s Berklee College of Music, he has worked with a veritable “Who’s Who? of contemporary musical acts, including Beastie Boys, Jay-Z, Kid Rock, Eminem, Whitney Houston and many, many more. (more…)

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THE RECORDING ACADEMY® PRODUCERS & ENGINEERS WING® CELEBRATES THE MUSIC OF ISLAND RECORDS FOR ITS 2010 GRAMMY® WEEK EVENT

“Catch a Fire” Celebrates the Music of Island Records and Its Founder Chris Blackwell

The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® Will Hold Its Third Annual GRAMMY® Week Event at the Legendary Village Recording Studios

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2010) — The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® will hold its third annual GRAMMY® Week event at the Village Recording Studios in West Los Angeles. Set for Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, days before the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast, this event honors excellence in music and audio, and the professionals who work behind the scenes to create great recordings. (more…)

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Education Veteran Rob Moss Joins AVI-SPL

Moss to Lead Education Market Team as VP, Sales – Educational Technology

AVI-SPL, the largest global integrator of audio visual and video conferencing systems and services today announced the addition of Rob Moss, CTS-D, as vice president of sales in educational technology. (more…)

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Mike Baker Named President of Middle Atlantic Products

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Fairfield, NJ––Middle Atlantic Products has promoted Mike Baker to be its new President. Company founder Bob Schluter will continue as Chief Engineer and CEO. These changes are the latest steps to ensure that the company continues to respond ever more effectively to customer and marketplace needs.

Baker has served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing and CFO for the last five years, and has been with Middle Atlantic since 2001. Prior to joining the company, Baker served in various financial and operational leadership positions in the manufacturing industry. (more…)

AVIOM INTRODUCES MT-X EXPANSION BOX FOR PERSONAL MIXERS

WEST CHESTER, PA, JANUARY 11, 2010 — Aviom, exclusive developer of the world’s most powerful audio transport protocol, A-Net®, is providing its Personal Mixer users with additional connection options and durability with the introduction of the MT-X Expansion Box. (more…)

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