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Press Releases For : July 10, 2008

Christie Selected For SAT(osphere) Dome Venue At Quebec 400th Anniversary

SatoshphereChristie projectors were central to SAT’s innovative SAT(osphere), a portable projection dome 18m (59 feet) in diameter, which played a key role in the aboriginal commemoration facet of the festivities marking the 400th anniversary of the city of Quebec.

The SAT(osphere), open from June 21 to July 1, was created by artists at Montreal’s Society For Arts and Technology (SAT). Built on the banks of the Bassin Louise in the old Port of Quebec City, the inflatable dome showcased the First Nations-themed multimedia show, “Domagaya,? named for the son of the Iroquois leader whose village became present-day Quebec City. (more…)

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Press Releases For : July 9, 2008

HaiVision IBC2008 Preview

2008 IBC Show Preview
HaiVision
Booth IP253

Company Overview:

HaiVision Systems Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of performance H.264 video encoding solutions for HD and SD. HaiVision supplies to top telepresence companies, broadcasters, medical companies, and audio visual systems integrators with interactive video and performance streaming products. HaiVision has achieved the majority market share in telepresence sector and has products with almost 10 years of continuous service in large telecom style deployments. HaiVision focuses on multi-stream product solutions that operate with the lowest end to end latencies available with the highest picture quality. HaiVision’s products are designed as fully embedded systems achieving telecom grade reliability. (more…)

Solid Signal Converter Boxes Rated Best by Leading Consumer Organization

July 9, 2008: NOVI, Mich. – Television converter boxes sold by Detroit-based electronics retailer Solid Signal have been identified as the best in picture quality by a leading consumer organization.

Converter boxes are an essential piece of equipment for television’s digital conversion in February 2009. After the digital conversion, millions of analog televisions sets in the United States will stop working unless they are equipped with converter boxes, which translate digital broadcasting to analog television sets. (more…)

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CESNET Goes High Definition with HaiVision’s MAKO-HD “Zero Latency” TelePresence H.264 Codec

Montreal, Canada — July 8, 2008 — HaiVision Systems Inc. the world leader in performance video encoding technology, today announced that Prague-based CESNET has deployed HaiVision’s hai1000 H.264 MAKO-HD encoders/decoders to facilitate synchronous real-time high definition video broadcasts over the CESNET backbone. The solution partner was MediaStream, s.r.o. of the Czech Republic. (more…)

ReQuest Adds HD TV Interface and Sirius Radio to iQ Whole House Music System

Ballston Spa, New York—July 9, 2008— ReQuest, the preeminent manufacturer of digital media servers has added two important new features to its acclaimed iQ Whole House Music System. An all-new on-screen HDTV GUI (graphical user interface), and Sirius satellite-radio compatibility, arrive together in a new software update v4.6.3, which will be released the week of July 14th. (more…)

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CRESTRON WINS PRODUCT AWARDS AT INFOCOMM

TPMC-8X Wins Best Control Product; MediaManifold™ Wins Best Installation Accessory at InfoComm Installation Product Awards

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, June 23, 2008 — Crestron took home two Best Installation Product Awards at InfoComm 2008 in Las Vegas. The TPMC-8X was recognized at the Best Control Product, and the MediaManifold™ won Best Installation Accessory.
InfoComm International and NewBay Media L.L.C. created the Systems Contractor News Installation Awards to recognize excellence in the integration of audio, video, control and networking products in the installation market. (more…)

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CRESTRON WINS INNOVATIVE HOUSING TECHNOLOGY AWARDS

Crestron AAS and C2N-SDC Win IHTA Awards at Pacific Coast Builders Show (PCBC)

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, June 26, 2008 — Crestron took home two awards at the eighth annual Innovative Housing Technology Awards (IHTAs). The Adagio® Audio Server won Best Media Center, and the Crestron C2N-SDC was honored as the Best Window/Door Control Product. Winners were announced at the awards reception in San Francisco, California during PCBC 2008 on Wednesday, June 25, 2008. IHTAs recognize significant advances and best practices by product manufacturers, integrators and builders in technology development for, and implementation by, the housing industry. (more…)

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Press Releases For : July 8, 2008

ALTINEX ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF MULTITASKER® PRODUCT LINE

altinex_mt_lo.jpgBrea, CA – July 2008… Altinex, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of Modular AV Signal Management Solutions™, has dramatically expanded its MultiTasker AV System offerings. With the introduction of more than 800 new parts to select from, the MultiTasker AV System becomes the industry’s most versatile and highly configurable product group for consultants and contractors interested in creating sophisticated AV setups. (more…)

CRESTRON STAND-ALONE WIRELESS LIGHTING AND SHADE CONTROL SYSTEM

LAS VEGAS, NV, June 18, 2008 – Perfect for both new and retrofit applications, the wireless iLux™ CLS-C6MRF – part of the CRESTRON GREEN LIGHT™ family of products – is an integrated lighting system with a built-in motion detector operating on Crestron infiNET™ mesh network technology. Designed for wall mount installation, the CLS-C6MRF controls six channels of dimming and six groups of shades, expandable to 54 each. Large “ON? and “OFF? buttons and six two-level rocker buttons enable the recall of up to 15 scenes for lighting and shades, and corresponding 7-segment LED bar graphs offer easy visualization of lighting levels in each zone. The infiNET iLux™ operates both as a stand-alone control system or integrates seamlessly into a full Crestron control environment without the need for a control wire. (more…)

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CRESTRON GREEN LIGHT™ INTRODUCES NEW DIN-RAIL MODULES

Crestron DIN-Rail Modules Provide Lighting and Automation Control For Worldwide Standard – Maximizes Cost and Space Efficiency

LAS VEGAS, NV, June 18, 2008 – Crestron announces its new line of DIN-Rail lighting and control modules at InfoComm booth #N5600. DIN-Rail is the most popular installation standard worldwide, and it is gaining popularity in the United States. The DIN-Rail form factor is highly efficient, requiring only a fraction of the space of a traditional equipment rack. More cost-effective and compact, DIN-Rail modules are perfect for small spaces that cannot accommodate a full-size rack or smaller systems that do not need a full rack, such as a classroom, boardroom, home theater, and MDU. DIN-Rail modules are easily accessible from the front of the enclosure and connections are made simply using Phoenix-style connectors. DIN Rail systems are custom configurable and extremely easy to install. Modules simply snap onto the DIN-Rail in the cabinet – no tools are required. Crestron is introducing 10 new modules at InfoComm, including a power supply, 2-Series controller, distribution block, audio switcher and more. Standard DIN-Rail cabinets are available from a number of third party vendors and in several sizes. (more…)

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