SALT LAKE CITY â€” Sept. 30, 2008 â€” Utah Scientific, a leading manufacturer of routing switchers and related products for the broadcast industry, today announced the appointment of industry veteran Rich Hajdu as senior vice president. Reporting directly to Utah Scientific President and CEO Tom Harmon, Hajdu is charged with strengthening Utah Scientific’s relationships with networks, station groups, and cable and satellite facilities. In addition, he will implement a cohesive dealer and system integrator program and develop communications programs to distinguish clearly Utah Scientific products and services within the marketplace. more
Archive for September, 2008
After 10 long years in the making, director Steven Sebring’s multi-award winning documentary, Patti Smith: Dream of Life is hitting the big screen. Edited by New York-based jumP’s Lin Polito for the first five years and finished by Angelo Carrao ACE, the vision and spirit of poet, painter, musician, and punk rock icon Patti Smith is captured in the most humble and pure state. Amid a number of accolades, the film has been awarded the Winner of Excellence in Cinematography Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008. Ten years of footage is skillfully threaded together to define an intimate portrait featuring the artist’s breathtaking performances on tour, unrestricting love for her children, devotion to late husband Fred “Sonic” Smith, and overwhelmingly hypnotic narrative poetry. more
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., September 30, 2008â€”Pinnacle Systems, Inc., a part of Avid Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVID), announced today a new online video editing contest, â€œMontage Your Way to Las Vegas.â€? Pinnacle Montage, which is included in all three versions of Pinnacle Studioâ„¢ version 12, is an innovative, theme-based feature that makes editing movies with up to 181 video tracks amazingly easy. The contest begins on October 1, 2008 at 8:00 a.m. PST, when the www.pinnaclesys.com/share website goes live; and ends on November 30, 2008 at 11:59:59 p.m. PST, when video submissions and voting will no longer be accepted. more
SAN FRANCISCO, CA â€“ In an effort to ease design integration of its opticalCON chassis connectors in combination with SFP (small form-factor pluggable) transceivers, Neutrik introduces an opticalCON Transceiver Adapter at AES 2008 (Booth 809). The opticalCON Transceiver Adapter seamlessly connects an opticalCON chassis and an LC SFP transceiver.
SFP transceivers are compact, optical transceivers used in fiber-optic communications. Neutrikâ€™s opticalCON Transceiver Adapter is compatible with all LC SFP transceivers and enables use of Neutrikâ€™s rugged opticalCON or conventional LC connectors. It features an automatic sealing shutter which avoids any transceiver contamination on-site and also helps users avoid vandalism by “protecting” the transceiver. more
The Netherlands, Amsterdam, September 30, 2008 â€” Nucomm, Inc., a brand of The Vitec Group, and a leading provider of digital and analog microwave systems for the broadcast industry, common carrier, cable, government, military and international marketplace, unveiled the Newscaster DR 2 diversity receiver at IBC 2008. The updated model of its industry leading predecessor, the Newscaster DR, offers new features including a split box design philosophy and the ability to receive UHF digital signals in the 150 to 850MHz band. more
The Netherlands, Amsterdam, September 30, 2008 â€“ RF Central, a leading provider of digital microwave technology, rolled out its new RFX-PRX-II portable handheld COFDM monitor/receiver at IBC. Ideal for a wide range of applications including ENG confidence monitoring and security surveillance, this lightweight palm-sized receiver (available in 2 GHz and 5.8 GHz) is packaged in a compact housing that spans just 16 x 12 x 3.8 centimeters. To ensure durability, the system is fully ruggedized using an ABS plastic shell. more
New York-based motion graphics, design and directing collective, Lifelong Friendship Society (LFS) explore the mysteries of the Cube in a daring new spot for high-end Italian fashion house MaxMara in collaboration with Creative Director Giovanni Bianco and Studio 65. The latest global campaign for MaxMara taps LFS as one of three cutting edge artists to interpret the urban sophistication of its new, ‘Welcome The Cube’ modular design jacket concept, which comes packaged in a sleek cube shaped totes. more
Co-Founder/EP Saffron Case and Co-Founder/Director Mikon van Gastel of renowned NY-based production house A Very Small Office (AVSO) have opened design and animation company Offspring. Case and van Gastel, who have spent many years with both the LA and New York offices of Imaginary Forces are taking their progressive vision and years of design-based production experience into a new realm. more
Sight & Sound Theatres has selected ten Robert Juliat Super Korrigan followspots for its new venue in Branson, Missouri. A Christian theater company based in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Sight & Sound Theatres(tm) is well known for its multimedia stage productions with Biblical themes. more
At the convention this month speeches were given, candidates were nominated, and history was made all while the country watched live. Each election year the party conventions grow more connected, and that is thanks in no small part to RTS Digital Matrix Intercom.
St Paul, Minnesota This election year, several major US broadcast networks entrusted RTS to deliver communication to their production teams in realtime across the entire country during the convention. One major news network used RTS to establish a remote connection from Washington DC to St Paul via RVON-8 VoIP interface for ADAM to RVON-I/O Analog VoIP interface. This method allowed them to connect KP-32 Classic keypanel users in Washington to on-site crew members in St. Paul as seamlessly as if they were there. more