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Press Releases For : September 10, 2014

R. L. Drake Simplifies Multipoint Distribution for Public Education and Government Channels With New Encoders

Featuring Advanced Video Processing and Network Capabilities, MPEG-2 and H.264 PEG-NE24-IP and PEG-NE24-IP-C Encoders Bring New Levels of Efficiency and Video Quality to Public Education, Government, and Sports Applications (more…)

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Pro Control Releases Two-Way Drivers Across a Spectrum of Devices

New Drivers Enable Integration With Sonos(R), Lutron(R) Caséta(TM), Wirepath(TM) IP Cameras, and More (more…)

RTW Showcases Latest TouchMonitor Updates at IBC 2014

Upgrades to Timecode Reader and Logging Data Server Licenses Add Loudness Recalculation and More Plus Chart Displays to TM7 and TM9 Meters

AMSTERDAM, 10 SEPTEMBER, 2014 – RTW, the market leader in visual audio meters and monitoring devices, is pleased to debut two major updates to its highly regarded TouchMonitor TM7 and TM9 audio meters at the 2014 IBC Show (Hall 8, Stand D92). The meters’ Timecode Reader License SW20008 now permits recalculation during loudness metering, while their Logging Data Server License SW20014 has gained expanded chart-display functionality.

The new Loud.Recal (Loudness Recalculation) instrument helps mix engineers and editors save valuable time during a broadcast sound editing session. Jumping back and forth in a program segment with continuous timecode, it automatically calculates loudness measurements for the complete runtime of a segment at the time the user performs corrections to the mix or sequence (wherever located in the program). Logging Data Server License SW20014, meanwhile, now offers graphs with up to four different loudness and TP values, as well as real-time relative-gate display.

“When it comes to loudness monitoring, anything that helps the operator work more efficiently makes a huge difference. We had this in mind when we developed these latest upgrades,” says Andreas Tweitmann, managing director, RTW. “Now, users can recalculate the loudness measurements for a segment without having to pass through the program after corrections on overdriven program spots have been completed, and they have more options than ever to view loudness values. It all adds up to a faster, easier user experience, which can save time when it really counts.”

The TM7 and TM9 series TouchMonitors, which include the innovative Magic LRA instrument, feature a seven- and nine-inch touch-sensitive display, respectively, and pair unparalleled flexibility and modularity with intuitive control. The software visualizes multiple sources simultaneously. Both support displaying the same signal on multiple instruments in parallel, each with dedicated defaults with both horizontal and vertical operation. TM7 visualizes up to 40 sources at the same time, while the TM9 visualizes up to 48.

Various audio interfaces and combinations are available i.e. analog, AES3, AES3id or 3G-SDI. RTW’s entire TouchMonitor range was created to help adhere to all major industry loudness standards, including EBU R128, ITU BS.1770-3/1771-1, ATSC A/85, ARIB, OP-59, AGCOM, and the CALM Act.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has nearly 50 years of experience in designing, producing, and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.

Revolabs to Show Comprehensive Unified Communications Solutions at SpiceWorld 2014

‘Listen Up!’ Campaign Will Highlight Audio Superiority of the Revolabs FLX UC 500

SUDBURY, Mass. — Sept. 9, 2014 — Revolabs(R) today announced that the company will showcase its audio-enhancing FLX(TM) UC 500 USB conference phone as well as its full telephony product line at the SpiceWorld 2014 IT Conference. Held at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, the show runs Sept. 23-24. (more…)

Revolabs InfoComm Middle East & Africa 2014 Stand TA-E41 on October 13 – 15

“Given the tremendous growth in the AV technology sector that the MEA region is currently experiencing, InfoComm MEA 2014 presents an exciting opportunity for us to showcase a variety of Revolabs conferencing solutions, including our new Elite Wired Microphones — a first for our company — as well as our award-winning Executive Elite Wireless Microphone System,” said Russell Harpham, Regional Director EMEA, Revolabs. “We are committed to supporting the emerging MEA market and look forward to forging new connections with integrators and end users at this premier regional event.” (more…)

Torus Power Delivers Premier Toroidal Isolation Power Conditioning Lineup for improved audio-video performance; Showcased at CEDIA Expo 2014

TORONTO, ON, CANADA & DENVER, CO (CEDIA EXPO BOOTH #1066) SEPT. 10, 2014 – Torus Power, maker of uncompromising isolation transformer-based power components and a subsidiary of Plitron Manufacturing, will be showcasing a variety of its popular and versatile power conditioners at CEDIA Expo 2014, including the premier AVR2 Series and the popular entry-level TOT Series. Torus Power’s line of reliable, affordable toroidal isolation power conditioners provide clean, protected power to custom audio video installations of nearly any size or configuration, whether it is a large home theater or commercial venue, significantly improving sound and video quality and performance. Shelf, rack, and wall-mount configurations are available throughout the line for added flexibility, offering a solution for most custom installation scenarios. 

The AVR Series is Torus Power’s top-end toroidal isolation power conditioning and surge suppression line. Designed for large-scale custom installations like home theater, automation, and audio installations, the AVR2 Series features two (2) models: the AVR2 8 CE and AVR2 16 CE. Both provide enhanced Ethernet (IP) control and monitoring functionality in addition to automatic voltage regulation, automatic reboots, versatile scheduling options, and individually addressable outlet zones. These models come in 3U and 4U chassis sizes with 5 or 8 outlets and 8A or 16A Output Current Ratings respectively, with either 220V or 240V Input Voltages, all of which readily accommodates a wide range of residential and commercial audio-video applications—an attractive feature set considering the ever-merging worlds of commercial and residential integration.

The TOT Series, now offered in two models, the TOT Mini (3A and 7A) and the TOT Max (15A), expands the Torus Power lineup to include an affordable entry-level price point that also delivers highly effective power conditioning. Employing Plitron toroidal isolation transformers and NBT noise filtering technology, the TOT Series restores incoming power to its clean original state and protects valuable systems from voltage sags, brownouts and surges. TOT also provides very low source impedance to connected devices, enabling highcurrent delivery—up to the rated current limit—on an instantaneous basis; ensuring dynamic components are never starved for power. TOT Mini is suitable for providing Torus isolated power to components such as digital projectors, TVs, powered speakers, media or source players, processors, and network devices. TOT Max features a larger capacity toroidal transformer and can be used with most mid-level audio-video systems and power amplifiers.

Torus Power Hour + at CEDIA Expo 2014
Torus Power VP of Sales & Marketing Kevin Main and Changing Velocity CEO David Rodarte will present the Torus Power Hour + Panel Session and Training Course at CEDIA Expo on September 12, 2014 from 3–4:30 PM (room 605 at time of press). The CEDIA Expo MFT course provides .75 CEU and will provide the audience stimulating insight into proper grounding and power techniques for high-end, high-performance installations, covering everything integrators need to know to properly power, protect, and preserve electronics. All-star panelists on-deck to present at the Torus Power Hour + include Dennis Erskine, Anthony Grimani, Dr. Henry Pajooman, Ph.D., and Arthur Kelm, who will share field-tested tips, tricks, best practices and resources, followed by an in-depth technology overview and deep dive into key success factors. To register for the Torus Power Hour + (CEDIA course MPTTP001-1), visit https://events.itnint.com/CEDIA14/RegOnline/RegLogin.aspx?stream=attendee.

 Torus Power is a Crestron Integrated Partner and a member of Savant’s Partner in Excellence Program, which enables seamless integration across platforms. More information about Torus Power can be obtained by visiting www.toruspower.com, calling (800) 754-8766, writing to tech@toruspower.com and by following @TorusPower on twitter.

To schedule a media booth tour at CEDIA Expo, contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications, (425) 328-8640,katye@kmbcomm.com@katyemcgregor, or stop by booth #1066 during the show.

About Torus Power
Torus Toroidal Isolation Power Conditioners are the world’s finest clean power source for audio, video, and control systems. Built to an uncompromising standard of quality, performance and reliability, Torus Power Conditioners are engineered to perform and protect like no other.

Utilizing Plitron’s patented NBT technology and toroidal isolation transformers, Torus Power products restore incoming power to its clean original state, eliminate virtually all power line noise artifacts, and protect connected equipment from potentially damaging AC power line events, including severe lightning strikes and brownouts, thereby increasing system reliability and extending product life. Providing high levels of clean, instantaneous current, Torus Power products ensure that dynamic components—such as high power amplifiers—are never starved for power.

Precision engineered by Plitron Manufacturing Inc., a much sought-after OEM supplier of toroidal transformers and toroidal-based products for many of the audio/video industry’s leading amplifier brands as well as medical, broadcast, telecommunications, computer, power conditioning, UPS, energy, and other industrial sectors, Torus Power is manufactured to rigorous standards under Plitron’s ISO 9001 medical-level quality control system in Toronto, Canada. More information can be found online at www.toruspower.com. Follow Torus Power on Twitter @TorusPower.

Torus Power Media Contact
Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications, (425) 328-8640katye@kmbcomm.com@katyemcgregor,www.kmbcomm.com/press.

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Matrox Unveils Quad and Six-Head PCI Express Graphics Cards

C-Series includes the world’s fastest fanless quad card and a high-performance six-head card with board-to-board framelock

Matrox® Graphics Inc. today announced the first two cards in the eagerly anticipated Matrox C-Series™ —the Matrox C420 quad-output and the Matrox C680 six-output PCI Express® graphics cards—engineered for stability, reliability and advanced multi-display capabilities. Both cards feature 2GB of on-board memory and mini DisplayPort connectivity. They deliver outstanding performance for control room, digital signage, enterprise, industrial, security, A/V, and embedded system applications.

Matrox C-Series Graphics Cards

The low-profile Matrox C420 quad card features passive cooling for increased reliability and silent operation. Its low power consumption makes it a perfect fit for small-form-factor and embedded systems. The single-slot Matrox C680 supports up to six displays or projectors. Compatibility with the latest Ultra-HD and 4K panels makes C680 a versatile solution for multi-screen workstation setups. More displays can be supported by inserting two C680 cards into a system. The board-to-board framelock feature ensures synchronization of all displays to reduce tearing on digital signage and video walls.

Both new video cards work with the robust Matrox PowerDesk™ desktop management software for Windows® that lets users easily configure and manage multi-display setups. PowerDesk gives professionals a comprehensive set of tools to control a variety of display configurations including stretched or independent desktops, clone mode, pivot, bezel management, and edge overlap. Matrox advanced desktop management features also let users determine where and how program windows are displayed on the desktop—a productivity tool designed to enhance multi-display experiences.

“This introduction of C-Series expands our line of multi-display graphics card to offer our customers higher performance, higher display density solutions,” said Caroline Injoyan, business development manager, Matrox Graphics Inc. “We will continue to support our professional users with the premium technical assistance, long product life cycles and easy-to-use PowerDesk desktop management software that Matrox is known for.”

Key features of Matrox C-Series
Matrox C-Series PCI Express x16 graphics cards are designed with AMD™ GPUs featuring DirectX® 11.2, OpenGL® 4.4 and OpenCL™ 1.2 compliance. Secure mini DisplayPort connectors prevent loose cabling. The low-profile Matrox C420 supports up to four displays with a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1600. Matrox C680 supports up to six displays with a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160. Bundled with Matrox PowerDesk for Windows, Matrox C-Series is compatible with Microsoft® Windows 7, 8.1 and Linux® operating systems.

See Matrox C-Series demonstrated live at Security Essen 2014 (hall 2.0, stand 428) and InfoComm MEA 2014 (stand TA-F35).

Availability
Matrox C-Series cards will be available in Q4 2014. Register at www.matrox.com/c-series/notification to be notified of the latest C-Series updates.

About Matrox Graphics Inc.
Matrox Graphics is a global manufacturer of reliable, high-quality ASICs, boards, appliances, and software. Backed by in-house design expertise and dedicated customer support, Matrox products deliver stellar capture, extension, distribution, and display. Engineering high-quality products since 1976, Matrox technology is trusted by professionals and partners worldwide. Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit www.matrox.com/graphics.

MuxLab Offers Broadcast Market Wide Range of 3G-SDI & 6G-SDI Extenders with 4K Over UTP

6G-SDI Over UTP Extender launching at IBC and can be seen at the MuxLab booth

IBC, SEPTEMBER 12 – 16, 2014 AMSTERDAM — MuxLab Inc. is excited for its debut at the International Broadcasting Convention where it will be presenting the Broadcast market its wide range of 3G-SDI Extenders Over UTP & soon to be released 6G-SDI Over UTP Extender.

The 6G-SDI Extender is a unique new solution from Muxlab for extending SDI cameras or other SDI sources up to 4K resolution with the added benefit of extending the Hi Resolution signal up to 500 feet (150m). The Extender supports HD-SDI using two or four coax cables, 3G-SDI using single or two coax cables, 6G-SDI using a single coax cable. The product can be seen at the MuxLab booth at IBC.

MuxLab’s line of 3G-SDI Extenders include the popular LongReach 3G-SDI Extender Kit and the 3G-SDI to HDMI Extender Kit which converts 3G-SDI to HDMI and then transmits it up to 330 ft (100m) via Cat5e/6 cable.

MuxLab not only provides its SDI lines to the broadcast market but also brings a variety of other products ideal for use by integrators, installers, and broadcasting companies including HDMI Over IP Solutions, CATV Distribution Solutions, Digital A/V Matrix Switches, HDMI 4K Splitters, Pro A/V Extension Solutions, and more.

MuxLab’s HDMI over IP solution allows an HDMI source to be connected via any Ethernet LAN allowing A/V broadcasts to be set up and managed without the need to install a dedicated cabling system. This system has its own Management Software which is supplied free to MuxLab customers.

“MuxLab is extremely excited to exhibit at IBC for the first time and for our official entry into the Broadcast market” said Daniel Assaraf, MuxLab’s President. “We look forward to showing the Broadcast industry how we can streamline installations using new technologies including 6G-SDI extension over UTP.”

Always striving to remain at the forefront of innovation while maintaining its reputation in both high quality and affordability, MuxLab is looking forward to presenting its products for the first time at IBC.

Stop by Booth # 8.E44 to see our products live in action.

About MuxLab

MuxLab Inc. is a leading designer of value-added connectivity hardware allowing Broadcast, Digital A/V, and CCTV equipment to be connected via cost-effective UTP. For 30 years, the brand has been synonymous with quality, performance and reliability. www.muxlab.com.

Join MuxLab on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MuxLab
Follow MuxLab on Twitter: @muxlabinc

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Sonnet and Archiware Join Forces to Demonstrate Advanced Thunderbolt Connectivity for Video Archiving

IRVINE, Calif. — Sept. 10, 2014 — At IBC2014, Sonnet Technologies will partner with Archiware GmbH to demonstrate an advanced video postproduction editing system connecting a remotely-located, rack-mounted Mac Pro(R) computer with attached storage expansion and LTO tape drive for archiving of video files, via optical Thunderbolt(TM) cable to a Thunderbolt dock with attached keyboard, mouse, and monitor. (more…)

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elektraLite Dazzles Crowds With New Audience Blinder

Brightest LED blinder on the market runs on less than one kilowatt

FARMINGDALE, New York — Continually striving to make the world a brighter place, elektraLite is pleased to announce the debut of its new Audience Blinder, which provides balanced, bright white light in a variety of options at an unprecedented intensity level for its format.

Delivering its visual punch via 144 powerful, five-watt LEDs, the elektraLite Audience Blinder is available in two versions: “Warm White” with its consistent 3,200K color temperature and CRI of 94, and “Cool White” offering a stark 6,500K white with CRI of 78. Providing 128 potential combinations of optics and color, the fixture is designed to accommodate a full range of floodlight/wash light requirements. (more…)

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