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Custom Media Solutions Relies on New FOR-A Switcher for High-Profile Live Event Production

Cypress, CA – Specializing in high-quality live and post production services, Custom Media Solutions has been depending on FOR-A video switchers to meet its production needs in recent years. The Georgia-based firm first purchased a FOR-A HVS-300HS switcher in 2011, bought an HVS-350HS switcher when theytransitioned to full HD, and later became a user of FOR-A’s HVS-XT110 portable switcher. The company recently selected a FOR-A HVS-390HS switcher for use with its wide-ranging video production applications, including live entertainment, conferences and corporate events.

“Some features of the HVS-300HS switcher that I really appreciate include the ability to scale on every input, a frame sync option on every input, and the DVE capabilities in every keyer,” said Marc Shroyer, owner and founder of Custom Media Solutions. “When we upgraded to HD, the obvious choice for us was to buy FOR-A’s HVS-350HS switcher. The unit was still offered in a small package, yet it came with some amazing features and flexibility. Some features that have helped us to deliver impressive results to low-budget events include its keying over AUX buses, transitioning events memory and use of a second remote control panel.”

Custom Media Solutions began using FOR-A’s HVS-390HS switcher at the end of 2013, and has been extremely pleased with their new unit’s flexibility and new features.

“What has been a big hit for us so far is the Web interface, larger control panel, additional half M/E when we use it with the HVS-300HS control panel, and the use of macros,” explained Shroyer.

One of the more challenging events produced by Custom Media Solutions with
FOR-A’s HVS-350HS switcher was for Hillsong UNITED, an Australian worship music group. Conferences highlighting their U.S. tour stops were held in New York City’s Radio City Music Hall and the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles last fall.

“The FOR-A switcher performed beautifully,” said Shroyer. “The client needed five different outputs with five different keys, all with the ability to transition, and they also needed to have all five screens change sources simultaneously by pushing one key. They wanted to turn multiple outputs with different sources to black and white with the push of a button. We could do this thanks to the mono color option built into the switcher’s keyers. The event was a complete success, and we saved our clients a lot of money by not having to use five different switchers to perform the tasks at hand. We just needed the one FOR-A switcher to get the job done right.”

Other productions that Custom Media Solutions has used FOR-A’s switchers for include: the Delta Chairman’s Club Banquet at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Christian music artist Chris Tomlin’s tour, a conference at the University of Tennessee, Passion City Church events, DVD shoots for artists Montel Jordan and Hillsong UNITED, events at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, productions for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and North Point Community Church’s student camps.

“We’ve been continuously pleased with our FOR-A equipment and the quality it brings to our productions,” Shroyer explained. “Our switchers have helped us to provide our customers with top notch, cutting edge video productions at very competitive prices.”

About FOR-A

FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A’s product line, call 714-894-3311 or visit our web site at www.for-a.com.

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Purdue University Remodels CoRec Into Modern Fitness and Wellness Facility with Biamp Systems

After two years of renovation and additions, the France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center (CoRec) opens its doors to eager students, faculty, staff, and community members

BEAVERTON, Oregon — April 2, 2014 — Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, today announced the installation of an expansive Audia(R) system in the France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center (CoRec) at Purdue University.

Purdue University utilized Biamp’s AudiaFLEX to create one large DSP audio network across the entire facility. Originally built in 1957 as the first U.S. university building created solely for students’ recreational sports, CoRec grew in size from 148,700 to 355,000 square feet in its latest remodel.

In total, 18 AudiaFLEX units have been installed, with many of the units pulling double duty — operating as room audio processors as well as performing paging and background music functions. Inter Technologies Corp. created 40 separate zones of music and paging capabilities across the facility. Most zones feature automatic ambient noise compensation devices for room volume control. The entire integrated system is controlled via a single Crestron touchpanel at the reception desk. The programming allows for muting of individual zones as well as overall volume control.

“We’re extremely happy with all the functionality we now have in our audio system,” stated Bob Hannemann, CoRec’s Technical Operations Coordinator. “The zoned paging, background music, and conferencing capabilities gives us all of the things we need to serve every type of patron.”

“We spec a lot of Biamp in our projects,” shared Dale Miller, Project Manager with ITC. “Biamp’s Audia gave Purdue everything they wanted and more.”

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About Biamp Systems
Biamp Systems is a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems that power the world’s most sophisticated audio/video installations. The company is recognized worldwide for delivering high-quality products and backing each product with a commitment to exceptional customer service.

The award-winning Biamp(R) product suite includes the Tesira(R) media system for digital audio networking, Audia(R) Digital Audio Platform, Nexia(R) digital signal processors, Sona(TM) AEC technology, and Vocia(R) Networked Public Address and Voice Evacuation System. Each has its own specific feature set that can be customized and integrated in a wide range of applications, including corporate boardrooms, conference centers, performing arts venues, courtrooms, hospitals, transportation hubs, campuses, and multi-building facilities.

Founded in 1976, Biamp is headquartered in Beaverton, OR, USA, with additional engineering operations in Brisbane, Australia and Rochester, NY. For more information on Biamp, please visit www.biamp.com.

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Audiofile Releases Triumph 2.3

Major update to professional audio editor and post-production tool includes integration of Final Cut Pro X technologies

Minneapolis – April 2, 2014 Audiofile, a leading music technology company, today announced the latest major update to Triumph, their acclaimed audio editor and post-production tool for Mac.

Currently featured as a “Best New App” and “Great App for Final Cut Pro” on the Mac App Store, Triumph 2.3 now supports Final Cut Pro X XML import and export complete with video preview, placing it among the App Store’s most powerful audio editors for sound designers, video editors and filmmakers. 

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“Triumph 2.3 represents a significant step forward for Final Cut Pro X integration,” according to Matthew Foust, Audiofile Managing Partner and co-founder. “With this release we’ve made it even easier for filmmakers the world over to create sound for their films that is as beautiful and polished as the their visuals.” 

In addition to bridging the gap between sound design and Final Cut Pro X, Triumph 2.3 introduces iCloud support, adding to its already rich list integrated Mac technologies. With the inclusion of iCloud support, users are now able to share Triumph projects across all of their personal or studio machines and iOS devices.

“Support for the latest Apple technologies isn’t just a box we check,” says Ev Olcott, Senior Software Architect and co-founder. “Apple technology—from iCloud to Applescript and nearly everything in between—is quite literally at the core of what we do and it has been since the beginning.”

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Triumph has been completely rebranded when Creative Director Joseph Kuefler joined the Audiofile team.

Triumph 2.3 is only the latest in a planned roadmap of major updates, all in an effort to further distinguishes it as the flagship Audiofile app for Mac.

For more information about Triumph, visit http://www.audiofile-engineering.com/triumph/ 

 

About Audiofile
Audiofile is a boutique technology company building apps that power the worlds musicians and audio engineers. Founded by Ev Olcott and Matthew Foust in 2004, Audiofile is among the most innovative and experienced audio software developers for Mac OS X and the iPhone with a long history of industry-firsts to their name.

Learn more about Audiofile’s entire range of music apps for Mac and iOS at www.audiofile-engineering.com, www.facebook.com/audiofileeng and on Twitter, @weareaudiofile.

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DVEO Shipping Upgraded Version of Ad and EAS Playout Server — Ad+EAS Serter™ with Channel in Box Features will be Introduced at NAB 2014

San Diego, California – DVEO, the broadcast division of Computer Modules, Inc. (CMI), is now shipping the latest version of its ad inserter and EAS emergency alert system for DVB-ASI or IP. DVEO will debut the new Ad+EAS Serter™ at Booth SU2903 at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show, April 7-10, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Ad+EAS Serter functions as a simple playout server with Ad and EAS capabilities. It inserts emergency alerts – plus video clips, text, and graphics – anywhere on video content, live, on a schedule, or via signaling like SCTE 35. It adds messages to one to four targeted cable or on-air channels or sub channels, or to one to four IPTV channels. The high density system is designed for broadcast studios, cable head ends, and IPTV operators who require an easy to use EAS messaging system to communicate with their subscribers.

The cost-effective Windows® based system is compatible with Trilithic™, Sage™, and Monroe™ EAS Alert generators. It works by decoding the transport stream, overlaying the graphics, and transcoding the result. Alerts can be overlaid anywhere on H.264 or MPEG-2 video content. Messages can be quickly revised in real time, to give viewers critical updates – such as safety precautions, evacuation notices, and locations of assistance centers. EAS audio from EAS systems is spliced into live audio and emergency audio messages are sent to viewers.

“Our newest version of the Ad+EAS Serter supports both splicing and ad overlays. Emergency alerts and messages can be via industry standard methods. It also features a SLATE function that puts up an empty background on which you can type messages,” stated Laszlo Zoltan, Vice President of DVEO. “This system is currently deployed at a major cable company to originate important messages to the entire subscriber base.”

The system ships with a graphics creation application but uses most graphics formats. Graphics can be created in several formats, although bitmaps and “.pngs” are preferred. The position of the graphics, transparency, and fade characteristics can be configured via the management console. Easy drag and drop placement positions logos, text, or graphics on screen.

Graphical elements can be inventoried on the on board hard drive. Large local graphical libraries can be created for quick use under dynamic real world events. For example, the hard drive can store maps showing evacuation routes. The system is also able to mask the entire screen with a static image in case of video input failure or auto bypass via relay. Graphical elements such as fancy boxes, borders, background colors, and identifiers can be used to enhance emergency messages.

The Ad+EAS Serter is also suitable for Public Service Announcement crawls, and as a very flexible video messaging system to a subscriber base. DVEO can also create customized systems to meet customer’s needs.

Supplemental Information for Press Release

Features:

  • Inserts or overlays emergency alerts – text and/or graphics – into video feeds on a schedule or via signaling like SCTE 35 signals from EAS generators
  • Creates crawling messages and emergency alerts with programmable fonts and background colors, in any language
  • Compatible with Trilithic™, Sage™, and Monroe™ EAS alert generators
  • Works with most fonts: Chinese, Arabic, Indian, etc. via Unicode interface
  • SD – Optional SD plus HD version available
  • Inserts video clips or graphical overlays, or L wraps for advertising
  • Supports multiple areas of interest
  • Proof of play for all ads and emergency messages played
  • Built in intelligence makes scheduling easy
  • Supports 1080i, 720p, and 480i, and all standard broadcast resolutions
  • Selects transport streams by program numbers or PIDs
  • Features daily, weekly, and monthly schedule-based logos, alerts, and text insertion
  • Arbitrary location for graphics
  • Choose from static, rotating, or blinking graphics, logos, and text
  • Creates crawling messages and emergency alerts with programmable fonts and background colors, in any language
  • Select any degree of transparency
  • Easy drag and drop placement to position logo, text, or graphics on screen
  • News feeds from RSS in any language, with programmable fonts and background colors
  • Able to mask entire screen with a static image in case of video input failure or auto bypass via relay
  • 1 RU or 3 RU rack mountable frame
  • Template based character generator
  • Works as a playout server
  • SLATE function puts up an Empty Background on which you can type messages
  • Customization available
  • Can also play recorded files from hard drive, in loop mode
  • ESAM support in development
  • Stores graphics, clips, and messages in local memory
  • IP input and output version available
  • SDI input and output version available
  • Suggested Retail Prices:
    Ad+EAS Serter ASI/ASI 4ch (SD): $9,995 U.S.
    Ad+EAS Serter IP/IP 4ch (SD): $8,495 U.S.
    Ad+EAS Serter SDI/SDI 4ch (SD): $9,995 U.S

    DVEO and Ad+EAS Serter are trademarks of Computer Modules, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

    About CMI and DVEO
    CMI, founded in 1982, is a privately held company headquartered in San Diego, California. DVEO, the Broadcast Division of Computer Modules, Inc., sells digital video and high definition television (HDTV) products to the top television broadcast companies throughout the world.

    For more information on CMI and DVEO, please contact Rebecca Gray at +1 (858) 613-1818 or rebecca@dveo.com. To download DVEO’s press releases and product images, visit the news section at www.dveo.com.

    DVEO, 11409 West Bernardo Court, San Diego, California, 92127
    Web: www.dveo.com phone: +1 (858) 613-1818, fax: +1 (858) 613-1815

    Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) Expert Frequency Coordination Team Takes to the Court for 2014 March Madness

    ORLANDO, APRIL 2, 2014 – When the second round of the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship kicked off at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on Thursday, March 20, Professional Wireless Systems (PWS), experts in supplying and supporting wireless systems for live, broadcast events and installations, was courtside to provide frequency coordination for the tournament.

    Commonly referred to as “March Madness,” the six games played at the Amway Center were held over two days for the second and third rounds of the South region bracket. The onsite PWS team was responsible for handling 175 channels of wireless for the broadcast media (TNT and CBS), visiting and local media as well as in-house arena frequencies.

    “PWS’ expertise and extensive experience providing frequency coordination for such high profile sporting events, such as the NBA Finals and the SuperBowl, allows us to streamline the process in terms of how we handle the media and all of their wireless needs for events like the NCAA basketball tournament,” says Jim Van Winkle, general manager, PWS. “March Madness is unique in that there are four games played in one day at the same venue, so we are extremely busy coordinating visiting media from eight various college cities as well as national media. Large scale events like this are always challenging for us, but our team once again did a fantastic job.”

    About Masque Sound
    Founded in 1936 by a trio of Broadway stagehands, Masque Sound evolved into one of NYC’s most successful theatrical sound reinforcement, installation and design companies specializing in theatrical, house of worship, sporting, corporate, TV broadcast and live concert events. Celebrating more than 75 years in the industry, the company is lead by Geoff Shearing, the firm’s 3rd generation owner, and Vice President and General Manager Stephanie Hansen. The company also operates Florida-based Professional Wireless Systems, a leader in the development and implementation of wireless technology. Credits range from major Broadway shows and tours including “Phantom of the Opera,” “Mamma Mia!,” “Lion King,” “Jersey Boys,” “Memphis,” “The Book of Mormon,” “Newsies,” “Once” and “Kinky Boots” to yearly Super Bowl broadcasts and installations of varying sizes, including New York’s New Victory Theater and historic St. Bartholomew’s Church. Masque Sound’s 70,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters and main assembly facility is located at 21 East Union Ave., East Rutherford, NJ, 20 minutes from midtown Manhattan. For more information, call (201) 939-8666 or visit www.MasqueSound.com.

    Sound Devices Introduces the ‘970’ Its First Dedicated Rack-Mounted Audio Solution at the 2014 NAB Show

    64-Track Dante and MADI-Equipped Multi-Track Audio Recorder Makes Industry Debut

    LAS VEGAS, APRIL 2, 2014 – Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, introduces 970, its first-ever dedicated audio-only rack-mounted solution, which boasts an impressive 64 channels of Dante and MADI, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546). The half-rack, 2U device simplifies any application requiring high-quality, high-track-count audio recording, including drama and reality production, and live concert recording.

    Sound Devices’ 970 records 64 channels of monophonic or polyphonic 24-bit WAV files from any of its 144 available inputs. Inputs available include 64 channels of Ethernet-based Dante, 64 channels of optical or coaxial MADI, eight channels of line-level analog and eight channels of AES digital. The 970 is a powerful tool for professionals who require a significant number of audio channels. Any input can be assigned to any track. In addition, 32-track recording at 96 kHz is supported.

    The 970 records to any of four attached drives, which include two front-panel drive bays and two rear-panel e-SATA connected drives. Material can be recorded to multiple drives simultaneously or sequentially. This eliminates time-consuming post-record copying and allows for continuous long-form, high-track count recordings.

    With its built-in, rock-steady Ambient Recording Lockit time-code technology, the 970 is well-suited to operate as a master clock. It can also slave or be jammed to any other time-code source. All common production time-code rates and modes are supported. The 970 also supports word clock synchronization from external word clock, video sync, MADI or AES. To simplify the connection of multiple digital inputs, SRCs are available for all MADI, Dante or AES inputs.

    The Sound Devices 970 features an embedded Web-based control panel for machine transport and setup control over Ethernet-based networks as well as file transfer over the data network with SMB. File metadata editing of scene name, take name, notes, track names, and reel folders can be done during, before and after recording across all drives. In addition to RS-422 and GPIO control, the unit also allows for format conversion between analog, AES digital, MADI and Dante.

    Sound Devices’ 970 is designed with a large five-inch screen for metering of up to 64 tracks and for fast and intuitive menu control. It also features the Sound Devices proprietary PowerSafe technology. PowerSafe circuitry has a built-in 10-second power reserve. In the event of power loss, the unit continues to operate for up to 10 seconds, then stops any file operation and shuts down. This ensures that a complete power loss has no effect on the recording.

    Sound Devices, LLC designs and manufactures portable audio mixers, digital audio recorders, and digital video recorders and related equipment for feature film, episodic television, documentary, news-gathering, and acoustical test and measurement applications. Founded in 1998, the company designs and manufactures from their Reedsburg, Wisconsin headquarters with additional offices in Madison, WI and Highland Park, IL. For more information, visit the Sound Devices website, www.sounddevices.com.

    Sound Devices Expands Line of Video Recorders with Introduction of PIX 270i and 250i at NAB 2014

    New Recorders Offer Extensive High-Quality Video, Audio and Networking Capabilities Addressing the Multiple Source Needs of Today’s Large-Scale Productions

    LAS VEGAS, APRIL 2, 2014 – Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, introduces its latest PIX recorders, PIX 270i and PIX 250i, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546). PIX 270i and PIX 250i seamlessly replace tape- and disc-based video decks for a complete offering that addresses a range of multiple-source video productions, including fast-paced, mission-critical studio applications, live sports and events, and mobile production.

    The PIX 270i and PIX 250i recorders offer significant advantages and time-savings to production workflows, providing tapeless, file-based recording and playback with the ability to access and transfer high-quality files over Ethernet. The units record edit-ready Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD files and allow simultaneous multiple-drive recording, giving production staff peace of mind with their rock-solid redundancy and backup capabilities (four drives for PIX 270i and two drives for 250i). Their extensive audio capabilities, including 64 channels of both MADI audio and Dante audio-over-Ethernet for PIX 270i, and PIX 250i’s 16 tracks of audio, make each unit a comprehensive, cost-effective replacement for complex video servers and an effective tool for high-performance video production.

    The PIX recorders offer 3G-SDI (12-bit, 4:4:4) and HDMI I/O, and can record at numerous data rates. Full RGB Apple ProRes 4444 (330 Mbps) and low data rate proxy files (36 Mbps) are available. Files are ready for import directly into popular editing environments, including Avid, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro, eliminating time-consuming transferring and transcoding.

    Up to four drives, two SATA drives in PIX-CADDYs and two SATA-connected drives can be connected to the PIX 270i. All four drives can be recorded to simultaneously or sequentially for redundancy and long-form programs. For PIX 250i, up to two SATA drives in PIX-CADDYs can be connected to the easily accessed front-panel drive bays. In the same fashion, both drives can be recorded to simultaneously or sequentially. This redundancy in local, removable storage devices, coupled with standard, Ethernet-based file-transfer features, further reduces steps in the production workflow. Recording to multiple drives offers immediate file backup, eliminating time-consuming post-record copying. Gigabit Ethernet network ports enable remote access to recorded files and the ability to transfer these files quickly into a post-production environment.

    Both products feature extensive network connectivity and can be connected over Ethernet for simultaneous grouped recording and playback, creating a cost-effective scalable solution that addresses the multi-camera recording needs of today’s production. Its built-in Web server, PIXNet offers browser-based transport and setup-menu control of any number of units. In addition, PIX 270i features built-in multiple unit synchronization, offering simultaneous, frame-accurate recording and playback, ideal for multi-camera production and live event multi-screen playback. Any number of units can be grouped and controlled as a single system from either the hardware or the built-in Web-based control panel. Frame accurate sync works with other PIX 260i and PIX 270i recorders. The PIX 250i can be grouped with other PIX 250i, PIX 260i and PIX 270i recorders. The PIX can also be controlled by external RS-422 (Sony 9-pin compatible) controllers as well as via its GPIO port.

    The PIX 270i offers extensive audio capabilities, with 64 record tracks (32 tracks at 96k), eight channels of analog audio, eight channels of AES digital audio, 16 channels of embedded SDI audio, and 64 channels of both MADI (coaxial and optical) audio and Dante audio-over-Ethernet. The PIX 250i features eight channels of analog audio, eight channels of AES digital audio and 16 channels of embedded SDI audio, and supports up to 16 tracks of audio.

    With its built-in Ambient Clockit time-code generator/reader with genlock output, the PIX line is designed for multiple-camera and double-system sound applications. In addition to generating ultra-stable time-code, time-code can be read from the SDI stream, the HDMI stream or external sources. PIX 270i and PIX 250i include a high-performance hardware scaler and frame-rate converter. Regardless of the incoming signal, PIX records the signal after up-, down- or cross-conversion at the same or different frame rate. Hardware-based 3:2 pull-down removal is also available. Its convenient 1/2-rack, 2-U chassis dimension allows it to be easily integrated into any existing environment. It is powered by 10-27 VDC through a four-pin XLR connector. The PIX 270i offers a secondary DC input for power supply redundancy.

    The newest additions to the PIX line of products feature Sound Devices’ proprietary PowerSafe technology. PowerSafe circuitry has a built-in 10-second power reserve. In the event of power loss the unit continues to operate for up to 10 seconds, then stops any file operation and shuts down. This ensures that a complete power loss has no effect on the recording.

    Both the PIX 270i and PIX 250i have precision five-inch IPS, 800- x 480-pixel displays for setup menu access and video monitoring. The high-accuracy display, with its peaking, false color and zoom functions, is perfect for framing, exposure and focus evaluation.

    Sound Devices, LLC designs and manufactures portable audio mixers, digital audio recorders, and digital video recorders and related equipment for feature film, episodic television, documentary, news-gathering, live event and acoustical test and measurement applications. Founded in 1998, the company designs and manufactures from their Reedsburg, Wisconsin headquarters with additional offices in Madison, WI and Highland Park, IL. For more information, visit the Sound Devices website, www.sounddevices.com.

    AudioScience announces the half height ASI6788

    Smaller is better!

    NEWCASTLE, DE (April 6, 2014) AudioScience, Inc., a leader of professional audio peripherals for the broadcast and installed sound industries, has announced a new series of half height sound cards, the ASI6700. The first in the family, the ASI6788 will debut at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Providing 8 or 16 play streams that are mixed to 8 balanced stereo outputs and 8 record streams fed from 8 balanced stereo inputs, the ASI6788 features AudioScience’s unique “anything to anywhere” mixing and routing. The ASI6788 provides both balanced analog and AES/EBU inputs and outputs. The maximum analog input and output level is +24dBu. The addition of GPIO truly makes the ASI6788 a radio automation system on a card. The ASI6788 contains 8 opto-isolated inputs and eight relay isolated outputs. Standard features of AudioScience’s broadcast sound cards are also included such as MRX multi-rate mixing, TSX compression/expansion and SSX multi-channel mode.

    “Noticing many of our customers are now using 2U servers for radio automation, the need for the ½ height ASI6700 family became apparent. With the addition of GPIO this is the perfect product to enable high density radio automation.” Said Richard Gross, President of AudioScience

    32 and 64bit drivers are provided for Windows 7, 8, Server 2003/2008, as well as for Linux. SDKs are available for Windows and Linux using either standard APIs such as DirectSound or ALSA, or the proprietary AudioScience HPI and ASX interfaces.

    For pricing and further information, contact Richard Gross at +1-302-324-5333 or T.K. Pang in Asia at +65 98184303.

    About AudioScience, Inc.
    AudioScience, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets digital audio peripherals for radio broadcast and installed sound applications. AudioScience is headquartered at 42 Reads Way, New Castle, Delaware 19720, with offices in Costa Mesa – California, Rochester – New York, Malaga – Spain, and Singapore. For more information, phone +1-302-324-5333, email salesasi@audioscience.com, or visit the company’s website at www.audioscience.com.

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    Casio Introduces World’s Brightest LampFree Ultra Short-Throw Projector

    CASIO INTRODUCES WORLD’S BRIGHTEST LAMPFREE®
    ULTRA SHORT-THROW PROJECTOR

    New Casio XJ-UT310WN Projector Boasts 3100 Lumens and WXGA Resolution 

    DOVER, NJ, April 2, 2014 Casio America, Inc., today introduced its first LampFree® Ultra Short Throw projector – the XJ-UT310WN. With brightness up to 3100 lumens and an ultra short throw ratio of 0.28:1, Casio’s new XJ-UT310WN is the world’s brightest LampFree® Ultra Short Throw projector* available. Primarily designed for the education market where Ultra Short throw projectors are becoming the standard, the XJ-UT310WN offers WXGA resolution and required connectivity plus a suite of application tools which easily integrate today’s mobile technology into the classroom. 

    “We take great pride in developing ground-breaking LampFree® projectors that lead the way in education technology and our new Ultra Short Throw projector does just that,” said Matt Mustachio, general manager of Casio’s Business Projector Division. “It will fundamentally change the status quo in the education space, and deliver the benefits of LampFree® projection to schools and educators while providing enhanced features that will illuminate any classroom.”

    Weighing less than 13 pounds, Casio’s XJ-UT310WNnot only enables projection from data files stored on a USB memory device, ** but also allows wireless connection to smart phones*** and computers via wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b/g). The built in 2 GB of memory allows many file formats, such as PDF and QuickTime, to be stored in the projector for quick and easy playback. A full range of input terminals including HDMI RGB and video inputs provide connectivity to standard hardware sources. Audio inputs and a built in 16 watt speaker ensure all students can hear and a microphone terminal allows for teacher sound reinforcement. Ideal for classroom use, Casio’s XJ-UT310WN projector provides a 0.28:1 throw ratio using a mirror system which allows up to a 23” throw distance for a 67” image. This ultra short throw projector also has a new structure that has been developed to minimize deterioration of brightness due to dust.  The XJ-UT310WN even enables educators to display content from a mobile device, which can also be used to control presentations eliminating the need for additional hardware and equipment.

    Using Casio’s free mobile application – compatible with both Apple and Android – educators can easily integrate technology into the classroom. The mobile application allows educators to display and annotate presentations from a mobile device, as well as capture and save. In addition, educators can open an Internet browser and display content in real-time. There is also an image capture function using the mobile device’s camera to snap an image and send it to the projector.

    Finally, educators and IT managers will be able to enjoy all of the benefits of Casio’s LampFree® projectors in an Ultra Short Throw format with the XJ-UT310WN. No longer required to replace unsafe mercury lamps, the new XJ-UT310WN will help streamline costs and deliver a 20,000 hour estimated life due to Casio’s LASER & LED Hybrid Light Source technology. This technology achieves an increase in color spectrum compared with a mercury lamp, while lowering a projector’s total cost of ownership and maximizing investment.

     

    Casio’s XJ-UT310WN comes with a standard three (3) year parts and labor warranty plus a five (5) year or 10,000 hour warranty on the Hybrid Laser & LED light source. The XJ-UT310WN will be available in Q3 2014 with an MSRP of $1,999.99 and available for purchase through Casio’s National Pro AV dealer network and authorized distributors. For additional information on Casio’s XJ-UT310WN and its full portfolio of LampFree® projectors, visit www.casioLampFree.com

    *Based on Casio Market research of available non Mercury Lamp source Short Throw Projectors as of March 31, 2014

    **Depending on the data format, files may need to be converted using computer software that can be downloaded from the Casio website and then stored on a USB memory device.

    *** Smart phones or other mobile devices that have the MobiShow® application (AndroidTM, Apple iOS, or Windows Mobile® version) installed.

    About Casio LampFree® Projectors

    Casio’s portfolio of LampFree® projectors combines a laser, a fluorescent element and an LED light to deliver a mercury-free hybrid light source that lasts up to 20,000 hours while sustaining a high brightness and keeping maintenance costs to a minimum.  Casio has four series of LampFree® projectors that are available for home, business, education and commercial applications – Slim, Signature, Pro and Short Throw. For additional information on Casio’s projector series and LampFree® technology, please visit www.CasioLampFree.com.

     

    About Casio America, Inc.
    Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to fulfill its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casiousa.com.

     

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    Kramer Introduces the PT-1C EDID Processor


    Kramer Electronics, a worldwide supplier of innovative and reliable signal management products, is pleased to introduce the PT-1C EDID Processor.

    The PT-1C draws its power from the HDMI cable and is housed in a compact Kramer Pico-Tools™ enclosure. The key to its versatility are the four DIP-switches located on the back panel.

    Many installers have experienced problems with the way Apple handles HDCP, especially when integrating Video Conferencing systems. One of the DIP-switches on the PT-1C turns HDCP on or off. When placed immediately downstream from a Mac with the HDCP off, the Mac outputs a non-encrypted signal that solves these issues with Apple’s implementation of HDCP. The PT-1C does not bypass HDCP rules and cannot remove HDCP from a signal if it is present.

    Another DIP-switch on the PT-1C limits color depth. In situations where bandwidth on certain legacy equipment does not support Deep Color, the PT-1C can be used to ensure that only 8-bit color is passed.

    The audio DIP-switch provides a means for limiting the output of an upstream device to 2-channel LPCM (Linear Pulse Code Modulation) for cases where the target EDID is asking for an audio type that other system devices do not support.

    Finally, the EDID lock switch allows the user to lock in the EDID from the connected display or other displays/EDID sources.

    The PT-1C is in stock and available from Kramer sales offices around the world.

    For information about all of Kramer Electronics, Sierra Video, Minicom Digital Signage and Kramer Powered by Calibre products please visit www.kramerus.com.

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