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Press Releases For : December 4, 2014

The Rising Development of Memory Storage Devices

When flash memory first started gaining popularity as a marketing product it was primarily content owners needing high quality compact flash and SD cards duplicated with promotional or retail content. Users included major mobile phone manufacturers looking to include free content on their phones as a marketing exercise and digital signage specialists needing fast turnaround times on timely content for in store use.

USB manufacturers realized that by offering a low volume custom printing option on what were now being called Alloy USB Cards they could tap in to a much wider market than just those companies requiring content delivery. Off the shelf USB designs could be customized by screen printing and laser engraving.

In addition to supplying the more standard products, a custom shaped USB design service is also a major part of this new offering. From CAD designs or product photos a realistic 3D custom molded USB stick can be created that not only truly reflects a brand’s values but is also guaranteed to be a unique promotional item in the sea of similar looking USB promotions. With materials such as recycled PVC, a custom USB promotional flash drive can be made for not much more than an off the shelf variety. PVC is malleable and easily colored so it makes an ideal material for use in custom molded USB shells. With an additional benefit of being more ecologically friendly than standard off the shelf designs, PVC has gained tremendous popularity in this use.

An additional benefit of Alloy USB Cards are that the moulding process required for working with PVC is far less intensive than that required for ABS or other plastics. A mould can be made in a matter of days, compared to the weeks required for a heavy duty ABS mould. This results in prototype samples being turned around in a matter of a week or two rather than the month or two required for ABS prototypes. Modern laser cutting mould creation techniques allow for an incredible amount of detail to be incorporated onto even small designs.

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KORE STUDIOS INSTALLS “BEAUTIFULLY ENGINEERED” API 1608

George_Apsion_KORELONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – DECEMBER 2014: West London’s KORE Studios installed an API 1608 console this summer, and could not wait to let everyone know how excited they were about their new gear. Not only did KORE post videos and photos of the console almost as soon as installation was complete, but studio owner George Apsion took time to talk with API about the studio’s new addition. Apsion considers the 1608 the natural choice for KORE to keep up their international reputation for high-quality recordings. They typically record rock and indie bands in their 2,000 square-foot studio, which includes a live recording space with two ISO booths, as well as a Studio B and lounge on the second floor. This state-of-the-art facility celebrated its tenth anniversary last year – and artists on the KORE resume include Florence and the Machine, Joss Stone, and Amy Winehouse. In 2010, KORE was awarded ‘Best UK Studio’ by the Music Producers Guild. Apsion said adding the 1608 was an intuitive direction for KORE’s prestigious history: “We are known as a great tracking space and we wanted a console that would reflect and enhance that.” When it came time to upgrade to the 1608, Apsion turned to Funky Junk, LTD., as they’re a leading expert in analogue mixing consoles in Europe.

Mark Thompson, the founder and owner of Funky Junk, explained that the process from sale to installation went beautifully: “KORE required a few custom modifications and we suggested others to enable the power supplies to be sited in a remote machine room. API liaised with us regarding these mods and together with Source, their UK distributor, we all worked to deliver the console bang on time, ready for the first session a few weeks after order. Commissioning on-site went smoothly, and the desk was installed and ready to start churning out the hits within two days of arrival.”

Since then, the 1608 has gotten quite the workout. Apsion said it makes everything they work on “feel like a record, straight away.” The layout of the console has particularly impressed him, especially the fact that no space is wasted. “The features are so well thought out – the sound is deep, wide, and glues everything together. The sound is the same as other API gear we’ve used, there is just more of it.” The biggest change Apsion notes is the ability to record entire sessions on API mic amps and nothing else, which he considers “a dream come true!” The console is truly becoming a centerpiece at KORE and is featured on all of the studio’s social media profiles.

But the 1608 isn’t just photogenic – it’s getting put to the test on multiple projects: “We have used it as a split console, with the expander section acting as sends to tape, using the 312 mic amps +550b EQs. We then use the first sixteen faders as tape monitors, with aux sends feeding a cue-8 mixer system in our live room. We use the aux return inputs in the center section for summing outboard mic amp signals together. The 1608 desk mic amps are always used for drums.” All that work is paying off in an album already recorded for the Australian rock band Short Stack, as well as an indie EP for the British group House of Lions. Once these projects are complete, KORE will continue work on a “top secret album project for an international artist.” While the artist’s identity may be a secret, Apsion’s feelings on the console are not. “It seems to bring out the best in the other gear we connect to it, as the headroom is so impressive. The 1608 is a beautifully engineered, reliable and astonishing piece of equipment.”

ABOUT API (AUTOMATED PROCESSES, INC.) Established 45 years ago, Automated Processes, Inc. is the leader in analog recording gear with the Vision, Legacy Series, 1608, and the BOX recording consoles, as well as its classic line of modular signal processing equipment.

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SWEETWATER STUDIOS OVERHAULS MODULE COLLECTION WITH API TO ATTAIN “CLASSIC VIBE”

Sweetwater_StudiosFORT WAYNE, INDIANA: A commercial studio for Grammy award-winning artists, independent singer/songwriters, and bands and solo artists of every genre, Sweetwater Studios has been a destination for complete production services for over 35 years. In an effort to offer a warm, classic sound to its high-profile clients including Garth Brooks, Ricky Martin and Sara Bareilles, the studio has just completed a major module overhaul with API gear.

Each piece that was added to the studio, including 527 compressors, 512c discrete mic/line preamps, a 525 compressor and more, were handpicked based on previous experience the veteran team of engineers had with the products. “Our award-winning production team is one of the most experienced and diverse in the business,” said Mark Hornsby, director of music production and artist relations at Sweetwater Studios. “These are pieces that team members, including myself, have been using for years – be it through rentals, borrowing, or units we had in our personal production rooms.”

Along with the 500 VPR ten-slot rack, Hornsby couldn’t be happier with how well the pieces are integrating into the existing setup. “The gear is versatile, it sounds great and it’s easy to use. It sounds perfect as soon as you plug it in. There’s not a whole bunch of knobs and features that only work well on certain things.” In particular, the team is pleased to offer a 2500 bus compressor in its permanent gear lineup. “The 2500 has been a favorite of mine for years. It’s typically a go-to for me on the drum bus, or sometimes part of the two mix processing chain. It sounds warm, punchy, and you can hit it really hard, which is great for rock or a more aggressive piece of material.”

“I also really like the 550As on electric guitars. Something as simple as just flipping the filter (FLTR) switch can quickly help carve through a mix,” shares Hornsby. “I know the word ‘classic’ gets thrown around a lot these days, but I think API is one company that consistently captures that ‘classic’ vibe in all the tools that they make.”

Sweetwater Sound serves many clients, who send over projects to mix, which consistently keeps the production team busy. The new modules will also be used in upcoming productions including an EP for independent Nashville artist Abby Lane, as well as a new album for veteran guitarist, Carl Verheyen.

ABOUT API (AUTOMATED PROCESSES, INC.) Established more than 45 years ago, Automated Processes, Inc. is the leader in analog recording gear with the Vision, Legacy Series, 1608 and the BOX recording consoles, as well as its classic line of modular signal processing equipment.

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Press Releases For : December 3, 2014

Shure Unveils Model 5575LE Unidyne® Limited Edition Microphone

NILES, Ill., Dec. 1, 2014—As the world-renowned leader in microphones, Shure Incorporated has designed and manufactured many innovative products for the audio industry over the past nine decades. However, none have been more impactful or iconic than the Unidyne® microphone. In January 2014, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) presented Shure with the Milestone Award for the Unidyne technology. Being honored with this prestigious award puts Shure in the same company as famed inventors, including Guglielmo Marconi, Nikola Tesla, Michael Faraday, and Benjamin Franklin. This honor also puts the invention of the Unidyne technology alongside landmark events such as the invention of the first computer and the Apollo Space program. To mark this achievement, and to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the development and availability of the 55 Unidyne microphone, Shure is proud to announce a new Limited Edition Unidyne model, the 5575LE Unidyne® Limited Edition Cardioid Dynamic Microphone.

A special anniversary version of the iconic 55 Unidyne cardioid dynamic microphone, the 5575LE replicates the original design, with appropriate improvements in durability and sound quality. A sublime recreation for collectors, the serialized limited edition 5575LE features the current Unidyne III cardioid element, the classic large outer grill, vintage badging, and zinc die-cast, with a silver finish desk stand. The microphone comes in an aluminum flight case with 75th anniversary logo branding, and includes two Unidyne photo prints and a certificate of authenticity, featuring a tribute from Shure Chairman Mrs. Rose L. Shure. Only 5575 pieces of this model will be available worldwide.

“The Unidyne is the most recognized microphone in the world, used by countless performers, including Elvis and Sinatra, as well as numerous contemporary artists” said Scott Sullivan, Senior Director, Global Product Management at Shure Incorporated. “The 5575LE pays homage to the beloved and classic 55 Unidyne, packaging together vintage aesthetic and performance features for collectors and performers.”

Introduced in 1939, the 55 Unidyne was swiftly adopted as the microphone of choice for broadcast, public address, recording, and two-way radios. As the popularity of the 55 grew, it found its way into many performance environments that would cement its iconic status and legacy as “the microphone that needs no name.” To the industry, the 55 Unidyne provided control of feedback and reduction of off-axis ambient sound. In the hands of popular performers and heads of state, the 55 Unidyne became recognized as a familiar cultural presence and a sign of quality. Its design has come to symbolize what many think of when they hear the word “microphone.”

The Shure 5575LE Unidyne Limited Edition Cardioid Dynamic Microphone will be available in December 2014 at a retail price of $399. To learn more, please visit www.shure.com.

About Shure Incorporated

Founded in 1925, Shure Incorporated (www.shure.com) is widely acknowledged as the world’s leading manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics. Over the years, the Company has designed and produced many high-quality professional and consumer audio products that have become legendary for performance, reliability, and value. Shure’s diverse product line includes world-class wired microphones, wireless microphone systems, in-ear personal monitoring systems, conferencing and discussion systems, networked audio systems, award-winning earphones and headphones, and top-rated phonograph cartridges. Today, Shure products are the first choice whenever audio performance is a top priority.

Shure Incorporated is headquartered in Niles, Illinois, in the United States. The Company also has regional sales and marketing headquarters in Eppingen, Germany, and Hong Kong, China, with more than 30 additional manufacturing facilities and regional sales offices throughout the Americas, EMEA, and Asia.

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iZotope RX Receives TEC Award Nomination

Venerable Audio Repair and Restoration Suite Gets Nod in Signal Processing Software Category

Cambridge, MA (December 3, 2014) – iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, is proud to announce that RX 3 is a Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Award nominee for best Signal Processing Software. RX transforms flawed audio by removing noises, distortions, reverb, and other common audio problems. Post production professionals, audio engineers, and video editors alike use RX to transform previously unusable audio into pristine material for their productions worldwide.

With the third generation of RX, iZotope continued their history of user-driven development to further the product’s focus on the working professional. Along with several workflow enhancements, new Dialogue Denoiser and Dereverb modules were added.

“Nominations and awards let us know that we are on the right track in developing solutions that make audio professionals’ work faster, easier, and sound better,” said Alex Westner, iZotope’s Director of Product Management. “We would like to thank the NAMM Foundation and the voters for this great opportunity to be recognized.”

Since the TEC Award nomination period, iZotope has released RX 4, continuing to build on the award-winning standard set by the previous generations.

Complete information on RX can be found at www.izotope.com/rx.

Hear what working professionals are saying about RX: http://youtu.be/EF6evbm_-Zg

How to vote:

In December, invitations to vote for the 30th Annual NAMM TEC Awards are emailed to subscribers of Mix, Pro Sound News, Pro Audio Review, Sound & Video Contractor and Electronic Musician magazines, as well as to members of the Producers & Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy, Game Audio Network Guild and select members of NAMM. Voters register and vote using codes they receive in their invitations.

About the TEC Awards:
Founded in 1985, the Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards is the foremost program recognizing the achievements of audio professionals. Presented annually by the NAMM Foundation at The NAMM Show, the TEC Awards recognizes the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games, and other media.

About iZotope, Inc.
iZotope makes innovative products that inspire and enable people to be creative. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, iZotope has spent over a decade developing award-winning products and audio technologies for professionals and hobbyists alike. Used by millions of people in over 50 countries, iZotope products are a core component of GRAMMY-winning music studios, Oscar and Emmy-winning film and TV post production studios, and prominent radio studios, as well as basement and bedroom studios across the globe. Through a robust licensing program, iZotope also powers products made by industry partners such as Adobe, Avid, Microsoft, and Sony. iZotope was recently honored with an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for its flagship audio repair suite, RX®. For more information on iZotope products, please visit www.izotope.com.

RTI and IrrigationCaddy Offer Easy Integration and Automatic Water Conservation

New Two-Way Driver Delivers Intuitive Control of IrrigationCaddy Devices Directly From RTI User Interfaces

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Dec. 3, 2014 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced the availability of a new two-way driver for use with the IrrigationCaddy HA line of Wi-Fi(R)-enabled, Web-based irrigation control systems. The driver enables control and scheduling of IrrigationCaddy, allowing users to conveniently manage their irrigation system with the same RTI user interfaces controlling the rest of their homes’ electronic systems, including HVAC, security, and A/V. (more…)

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Crosscreek Television Productions Uses Joseph Electronics DFT-12 Units to Improve Setup and Signal Transport

NILES, Ill. — Dec. 2, 2014 — Joseph Electronics (JE), the premier one-stop shop for the broadcast industry and provider of fiber termination and custom fiber solutions through Joseph Fiber Solutions (JFS), today announced that Alabama-based remote broadcast company Crosscreek Television Productions is using JFS’s DFT-12JR signal transport boxes on its mobile units in order to move signals more efficiently for its clients. The DFT-12JR is a single-RU box that enables 12 channels of HD transport in groups of two over one or two single-mode fibers.

“We are always looking at options to make our clients’ shows more efficient and to improve our overall offering to new clients, as well,” said Jonathan Cline, engineering manager at Crosscreek Television Productions. “We have heard nothing but good things about the Joseph DFT units, and we haven’t been disappointed. The great thing about them is the ability to change the direction of the signal path in pairs. We hope to make them standard across our entire fleet.”

Before purchasing the DFT-12JR units, Crosscreek was using multiple single-channel BNC-to-fiber and fiber-to-BNC sets to distribute signals. Now Crosscreek uses two sets of 1-RU DFT-12 units, which are user-configurable in pairs of two in order to meet any send/receive requirements. Crosscreek’s normal configuration is eight transmission paths and four receive paths to accommodate its most common booth setup — allowing for eight feeds to monitors in the booth, plus an HD Telestrator and one additional signal to be sent back to the mobile unit.

Crosscreek purchased road cases and racked the units along with a power supply, two HD DAs, and a tie-line panel to simplify setup for whomever would be using the gear that day. One end of the unit lives inside the truck, and the case goes wherever the signal feeds are needed. The DFT-12JR, like other units in the DFT Series, comes standard with redundant power supplies to ensure a complete backup of critical paths. In addition, full-fiber redundancy with automatic fail-safe switchover is available as an option for all DFT Series frames.

So far Crosscreek has used its DFT-12JR units for a major horse-racing broadcast that required its OB trucks to receive feeds from the in-house facility at a significant distance from the TV compound. In the future, Crosscreek will put the units to work on NHL, NBA, college football, and college basketball broadcasts to send feeds to a booth, tie into the house cabling, or share feeds among mobile units.

“We created the DFT Series of signal transport boxes to improve truck signal interconnection and distribution, and Crosscreek is a great example of this,” said Yohay Hahamy, president and CEO of Joseph Electronics. “The DFT-12JR boxes not only make set-and-strike faster and easier for Crosscreek operators, but they also make it possible to move the OB trucks farther away from ever more crowded TV compounds without compromising quality or performance.”

Further information about Joseph Electronics and the company’s products and services is available at www.josephelectronics.com.

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About Crosscreek Television Productions
Crosscreek Television Productions was started as a hobby in 1983. Since then, it has grown organically through passion and faith. Crosscreek continues to be a leader in innovation for its clients, and it has been fortunate to be a part of many world-class broadcast events including the Super Bowl, World Series, Olympics, and the launch of several regional sports networks.

One constant remains the same: Crosscreek is about people. Our crew is our family and our customers are our friends. Crosscreek Television Productions is about integrity, recalling an era when a person’s word was their bond and a handshake was as binding as any legal contract. Crosscreek is also a proud member of Alliance Productions. More information is available at www.crosscreektv.com.

About Joseph Electronics
Joseph Electronics (JE) is an authorized stocking distributor for more than 100 premier broadcast and pro A/V brands with stocking locations in both Illinois and California. Its full-service fiber division, Joseph Fiber Solutions (JFS), designs and supplies innovative custom fiber solutions — such as the Caddie Series, DFT Series, and 4K Studio Caddie — for broadcasters and system integrators alike. Equipped with a state-of-the-art fiber lab staffed with fully certified professionals, JFS can fabricate, terminate, or repair any connector, assembly, panel, breakout, or interface in use today. JE has served the broadcast industry for more than 65 years and has representatives in California, New York, Georgia, and London. More information about Joseph Electronics can be found at www.josephelectronics.com.

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Archion Enhances Adobe Creative Cloud Workflow with Introduction of ‘Collaborate’

– Innovative Solution Provides Continuous Single Local Sync Point Access For All Adobe Creative Cloud Content Creators To Share, Collaborative, Create –

Burbank, CA (December 3, 2014) – Archion, a global leader in providing networked storage solutions for media workflows, today announced Collaborate, a new appliance to manage Adobe® Creative Cloud® sync points and provide continuous high-speed access to the world of Adobe CC assets, Archive, Libraries, files and tools.  Collaborate makes sharing and working together easy and efficient for all Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) users.

The full potential of Archion’s EditStor EO shared storage system with Adobe CC can now be realized with the integration of Archion’s Collaborate.  This uniquely designed high-performance appliance for Adobe CC environments provides a single local sync point that allows Adobe CC content creators to share, collaborate and create.

“Never before has there been so much to gain by combining Adobe Creative Cloud solutions with a networked storage infrastructure so that remote creative teams can deliver their most innovative work,” said James Tucci, chief technology officer of Archion.  “While not every storage solution has been designed to work with media workflows, our EditStor platform was specifically designed for creative professionals and teams.  At the same time, Archion’s advanced Collaborate server has been specifically designed to meet the needs of Adobe’s Creative Cloud.”

“We believe Adobe CC will change how industry professionals collaborate,” said Reuben Lima, Archion’s chief executive officer.  “Adobe has developed a rich environment of mobile tools for content creation, and Archion’s Collaborate appliance will seamlessly sync content for shared production environments.  Creative professionals using Adobe CC and Archion’s EditStor will now gain the benefit of sharing and working together more easily and efficiently.”

Collaborate Offers 24/7 Adobe CC Connectivity
Archion’s Collaborate fits into an EditStor EO network to provide 24/7 Adobe CC cloud connectivity between local client workstations and all remote applications and systems.  Easy to install and set up, it comes completely configured with two 10gigE ports.  One is connected to the EditStor EO 10gigE port for fast transfer of media, Libraries and Collaboration files to the client’s shared sync point.  The second 10gigE port is connected to the Internet and Adobe CC Sync.

Sync is the key in the new Adobe CC tools.  Archion’s Collaborate provides the sync point for all the Adobe CC clients on the EditStor network, making CC Collaboration tools always available for mobile applications and remote networking clients.  All of the assets, archives, files, Libraries and Collaboration shares are available on all Adobe CC Sync systems 24/7 with EditStor and the Archion Collaboration appliance.  Working with Collaborate is transparent to an Adobe user.

Normally, when the workstation in a client-to-cloud connection is down, the access to Sync, Assets, Archive, Collaboration sessions and Libraries is not available.  However, with Archion’s Collaborate, Sync points are always available and online regardless of the status of the user system.

Key Benefits
* Continuous sync on Adobe CC for multiple systems running CC Sync
* Direct high-speed 10gigE from the Archion EditStor EO to Collaborate and out to the Internet
* Full support for Creative Cloud Asset; made more flexible with local shared storage supporting the CC and the client directly; Libraries and Archive are available on both local and CC storage
* Full support for Creative Cloud Apps applications and tools; Adobe Premiere Clip, Voice, Lightroom, Photoshop sketch, and Mix, Illustrator Draw and Line; Premiere Clip can be used in the field with clips and sequences sent to clients for finishing

As an Adobe solutions provider, Archion works to deliver the most comprehensive Adobe workflows and knowledge base.  The Archion white paper on Adobe Creative Cloud can be downloaded at http://www.archion.com/downloads4/ArchionWhitepaperAdobeCreativeCloud-11-7-2014-Final2.pdf.

Archion’s Collaborate is available now at a price of $4,995.

EditStor: Making Media Sharing Easy and Accessible
Archion’s EditStor platform makes media sharing easy and affordable for creative professionals that work with Adobe Anywhere, Adobe Creative Cloud and other popular media creation tools.  EditStor EO and ES easily facilitate the flow, conversion and management of media within the production workflow by offering the richest media management feature set for video and audio workflows available today.  All of this comes at a very competitive price-performance ratio.

About Archion Technologies
Archion, based in Burbank, CA, is a leading provider of intelligent networked storage solutions specifically designed for post-production and graphic professionals working in the broadcast, production, corporate, education, government, house of worship and sports industries.  Founded by a team of post-production, technology and entertainment industry professionals 15 years ago, Archion set out to create a new standard of data protection and performance for those creating video, audio and graphical content.  Since then, Archion’s high-performance storage technology has been critical to the success of thousands of TV and feature film projects and is prominently used in Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Avid and Pro Tools environments. www.archion.com

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Riedel Gear Supports Live Productions From Red Bull eSports Studio for Streaming to Millions

WUPPERTAL, Germany — Dec. 2, 2014 — Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that its MediorNet real-time network, RockNet audio system, and Artist digital matrix intercom system are being used in the Red Bull eSports studio at Red Bull Media House’s North American Headquarters in Santa Monica, California. The Riedel gear is enabling the production of events, as well as the live streams watched by millions of fans.

“Riedel products have continually provided Red Bull Media House with the flexibility, performance, and audio and video quality we require for the production of premium sports events and live broadcasts, and they have proved to be a perfect fit for Red Bull eSports studio,” said Scott Gillies, director of production & technology, at Red Bull Media House North America. “The robust functionality of both the MediorNet and Artist systems actually simplifies production while enabling us to put on a sophisticated and exciting show for the millions of fans tuning in from all around the world.”

For example, one eSports broadcast format that’s produced out of the Red Bull eSports studio pits two video gaming teams of five players against one another. As they play, MediorNet Modular frames take in a total of 20 HDMI POV video signals from the gaming consoles, convert them into HD-SDI, and carry them to the control room. The POV cameras focus on the faces and hands of all 10 players, with additional HD-SDI cameras positioned on the game commentators. These inputs are combined with the primary gameplay feeds to produce a complete eSports broadcast. An additional MediorNet Compact Frame is used for complementary shots from other parts of the competition.

Additionally, each player in this example wears a headset that provides game audio and a link to other team members. The Artist system supports these communications, as well as the intercom and on-air audio signals of the commentators. Because the Artist system works with 48-kHz digital audio, it is also being used to create a downmix of game audio for each team, as well as for the audio mixing console. Combining individual game audio with the team communications, the Artist creates 10 individual mixes for each of the 10 players. A single four-core fiber cable, equipped with OpticalCON QUAD connectors, handles all signals.

Within the control room, the MediorNet system acts as a pre-switcher, dynamically feeding eight signals to the video switcher, and also provides feeds to the edit bay, two SSD recording units, and to a monitor wall comprising two displays with 16-window split views. The MediorNet also serves as an audio de-embedder, in turn feeding audio to the audio mixing desk. The resulting audio and video mix is sent to two encoders for streaming via the Internet.

“Once again, Red Bull turned to Riedel to help further their innovation in the field of eSports, and we’re proud to continue to play a role in this space,” said Sascha Kneider, head of technical services, North America, for Riedel. “This installation is a textbook example of a system that integrates the three main product lines from Riedel. By using MediorNet as the backbone for video, RockNet for audio, and Artist intercom for communications, we can create a lot of synergies. The benefits of this approach are obvious: the customer does not have to buy three different systems that may or may not work well together, every signal is available at every node in the system, and changes are just a matter of a mouse click.”

Further information about Riedel and the company’s products is available at www.riedel.net.

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About Riedel Communications
Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1987, the company now employs more than 400 people at 11 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

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JVC Launches New BLU-Escent™ Laser Hybrid Projector Line

Long Beach, CA – JVC Visual Systems Division is introducing its new BLU-Escent™ laser hybrid illumination projector technology at I/ITSEC 2014, the leading event for training and simulation, this week in Orlando, Fla. The company is displaying its new DLA-VS2500ZG and DLA-VS2300ZG projectors, which have been optimized to meet the stringent requirements for simulation and visualization applications.

Projectors used in simulation operate for long periods, so there is a desire to move away from lamp-based projection to solid state illumination. Projectors BLU-Escentusing LED light sources are in the market, but they have typically sacrificed contrast and scene quality. The DLA-VS2500 and DLA-VS2300 BLU-Escentrepresent the first three-chip laser hybrid projectors specifically designed for simulation, and have been designed to meet both FAA Level D and ICAO regulatory requirements.

“The simulation and training industry has been eager to see projection solutions that offer exceptionable image quality with long life and a reasonable price point,” said Jack Faiman, senior vice president, JVC Visual Systems Division. “We think the DLA-VS2500 and DLA-VS2300 perfectly hit this sweet spot.”

JVC has paid particular attention to the design of the new BLU-Escent illumination system, the key point to high performance, motion compatibility, and long lifetime. The JVC BLU-Escent hybrid technology features a blue laser diode array that provides the blue light and excites a yellow phosphor, which is applied to a high-speed, reflective rotating aluminum disc. The yellow light is then combined with the blue light to create white light. The environmentally friendly technology is mercury-free.

BLU-Escent projectors reduce maintenance and lower the cost of ownership by increasing the illumination and optical system life. The new projectors have increased light output, more consistent colorimetry, and greater light output adjustment range including auto intensity function. The new light source also removes orientation restrictions, allowing mounting in landscape or portrait mode at any pitch angle.

The DLA-VS2500 and DLA-VS2300 use three, 0.7-inch 1920×1080 D-ILA imagers. The VS2500 comes equipped with JVC’s unique e-shift technology, which shifts the image by 1/2 pixel in the diagonal direction at 120Hz, achieving 3840×2160 precision.

The product launch includes the following four BLU-Escent models:
DLA-VS2300G 1920×1080 Optional Fixed Lens
DLA-VS2300ZG 1920×1080 Zoom Lens
DLA-VS2500G 3840×2160 e-shift Optional Fixed Lens
DLA-VS2500ZG 3840×2160 e-shift Zoom Lens

All four projectors will be available in January 2015.

ABOUT JVC VISUAL SYSTEMS
Headquartered in Long Beach, California, JVC Visual Systems is a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation. The company is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video and audio equipment, D-ILA front projection systems, and Super LoLux HD video security products. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800) 582-5825.

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