Archive for September, 2012

Third Annual DAMMY(tm) Award Winners Unveiled

Awards Honor Excellence in Digital Asset Management

Steve Cronan from 5th Kind accepts the DAMMY of the Year from Canto's Thomas Schleu.


Createasphere’s Digital Asset Management Conference bestowed their DAMMY Awards this afternoon, the first honors specifically conceived to recognize excellence in innovative digital asset management technology. The DAMMYs returned to New York and the New Yorker Hotel for the third year, and DAMMYs were presented during a gala luncheon ceremony. Entries for the awards this year significantly exceeded those of previous years, with nominations for entertainment, education, and governmental entities competing in five categories, including the coveted DAMMY of the YEAR. The DAMMYs were held during Createasphere’s Digital Asset Management conference taking place in Manhattan this week.

Winners of 2012 DAMMY Award are:

Best Storage, Archive and/or Preservation Solution
Yale University – Digital Infrastructure

Best Example of Asset & Media Repurposing
Tag Worldwide

Best Strategy or Solution for Digital & Media Asset Management During the Acquisition of Content
MediaMine, LLC.

Best Strategy Ease of Use for End-User Interface
Sesame Workshop

DAMMY of the Year
Stephen Cronan – 5th Kind

Last Year’s DAMMY of the Year winner, Thomas Schleu of Canto, presented the DAMMY of the Year to Steve Cronan.

Judges who are recognized professionals in Digital Asset Management select nominees and winners of the DAMMY. These years’ judges included Fran Alexander, BBC Information and Archives; Lisa McIntyre, GSD&M; and David Riecks, ControlledVocabulary.com.

The DAMMYs are made possible with support by Harris (http://harris.com/) and Seven Dials Media (http://sevendialsmedia.com/).

The DAMMY Awards were launched in 2010 with a three-part goal: to raise awareness of the rapidly evolving, increasingly crucial role of digital asset management (DAM); to promote creative and technical excellence in the field; and to recognize the achievement in the DAM space. For further information about the DAMMY Awards, the Digital Asset Management Conference, or Createasphere, visit www.createasphere.com.

About Createasphere
Createasphere is the premier business development partner for technology enabled entertainment, marketing, and communications organizations. We advance careers and technologies by connecting world-class professionals globally online and in person.

Createasphere was founded in 2001, and over the past decade has grown into a global company that in 2011 produced seventeen events over three continents as well as five websites. Createasphere became part of Diversified Business Communications in 2008, and now drives their entertainment, media, technology strategies and properties division. Currently, Createasphere produces the Entertainment Technology Expos in Los Angeles; the Digital Asset Management Conference in New York, Los Angeles, and Europe; The DAMMY Awards in New York; the Executive Marketplaces for Houses of Worship in Los Angeles and Chicago; Post Production Master Classes in New York and Los Angeles, the Digital Process Workflow Lab and the online news and content portals ProVideoCoalition.com, DamCoalition.com and ProPhotoCoalition.com.

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GUITAR CENTER OPENS NEW OCALA, FLORIDA STORE

— 235th Guitar Center location features on-site lessons and repair services, along with
GC’s vast inventory selection —

Westlake Village, CA (September 24, 2012) – On the evening of Thursday, September 20, 2012, Guitar Center held the grand opening of its new location in Ocala, Florida, located at 3920 SW 42nd St #B-2, Ocala, FL 34474-7493. Guitar Center Ocala is Guitar Center’s 235th retail location.

Guitar Center Ocala’s grand opening introduces customers to a vast selection of products and a dedicated staff with unparalleled musical knowledge and experience. To celebrate the store opening, Guitar Center hosted a Grand Opening Weekend celebration featuring exclusive savings, gear giveaways and free events. Guitar Center’s Ocala location features showrooms equipped with the latest products for musicians – from guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments and keyboards to live sound, DJ, lighting and recording equipment and more.

The store features Guitar Center Studios, an in-house, state-of-the-art lesson facility, which is already creating unrivalled opportunities for Ocala musicians of all ages and skill levels. Guitar Center Studios provides music lessons from beginner to advanced featuring certified instructors teaching world-class curriculum as well as one-on-one courses on Pro Tools, Logic Pro and GarageBand. Guitar Center Studios will be the most modern lessons facility in the area. Guitar Center Ocala also features GC Garage, Guitar Center’s on-site guitar repair service.

As part of Guitar Center’s initiatives designed to educate and inspire artists nationwide, Guitar Center Ocala will offer unique opportunities for musicians to craft their skills, maintain their instruments and experience many other aspects of the music industry first-hand. Musicians interested in learning about the industry will be able to come to the store to interact with and pick the brains of several industry leaders.

Ocala shoppers are also able to enjoy Guitar Center’s new multi-channel “endless aisle,” which includes multiple combinations of product options to conveniently choose from. Not only does the “endless aisle” include Ocala inventory, but it also provides easy access to Guitar Center’s $400 million in new and used inventory located in hundreds of stores and warehouses nationwide. Customers have the ability to combine a variety of in-store, online and phone options to purchase music equipment from anywhere they may be, allowing for a personalized and convenient shopping experience.

In addition to special programs at the new Ocala store, Guitar Center offers nationwide programs designed to spearhead creativity and highlight the nation’s most promising undiscovered talent. Ocala residents will now be able to participate in these ongoing national events from their hometown:

Guitar Center On-Stage is an annual competition that provides unsigned artists the chance to open for established artists such as Motley Crüe, KISS and Jane’s Addiction.
Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter is an artist discovery program that aims to find the nation’s best unsigned singer-songwriter. Last year’s winner received a career-altering prize package which has included recording 3 songs with accomplished Grammy® Award-winning Producer John Shanks, recording time at Converse Rubber Tracks studio and $10,000 cash.
Guitar Center’s Battle of the Blues is a nationwide amateur guitar skills competition with the goal of finding the next great undiscovered blues guitar player. This year’s winner, Daniel “Boscoe” France, performed alongside Grammy Award-winning Producer Pete Anderson at the Grand Finals in LA, and won an incredible prize package valued at over $50,000.
Guitar Center’s Drum-Off, entering its 24th year, is the nationwide search for the next great undiscovered drummer. Drummers from across the nation compete in the world’s largest drum competition, vying for thousands of dollars in prizes and the coveted title of Guitar Center’s Drum-Off Champion. The grand prize package is valued at nearly $50,000.

Guitar Center Ocala is open seven days a week. Store hours are 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday; and 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday.

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Auralex® Is the Sound Control Solution of Choice for Home Theater Designers UltraMedia

— Auralex products and services were critical for a new home theater in the Dallas area where
second-floor construction made acoustics and sound isolation especially challenging —

— Sonic performance, aesthetic flexibility and customization options create a triple
play that no other acoustics products developer can match —

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 – When working with clients to create the home theater of their dreams, sonic performance and aesthetics are two critical elements that come into play for a company like UltraMedia, which designs and builds integrated home entertainment systems from their base in Richardson, Texas. And this is why they have turned to acoustical products and services from Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the world’s leading brand of acoustical treatments and soon to celebrate its 35th anniversary. UltraMedia’s last installs have relied extensively on Auralex’s three key advantages: exceptional sonic performance, a high degree of aesthetic flexibility and customization options. Also key is Auralex’s Free Personalized Room Analysis, which helps AV systems integrators determine the best combination and configuration of sound control solutions to address challenging acoustic situations.

One of the most recent projects, a theater at a personal residence in Dallas, perfectly illustrates what AV integrators can accomplish with Auralex. The theater’s audio is top-notch, with a 7.2 complement of Triad speakers located within the room. The three L-C-R speakers are positioned behind an acoustically transparent Stewart video screen, and four surround speakers are located in a horseshoe-shaped configuration that fully envelops the listener. Two Triad Gold subwoofers are strategically placed in the corners and are tuned to the room’s dimensions to yield incredibly tight low-frequency response. UltraMedia worked closely with Auralex to select the sound control products for this system, and they decided on an ELiTE Custom Fabric System (ELiTE-CFS), featuring absorption, diffusion and bass trapping elements, designed specifically to blend with the room’s décor.

UltraMedia’s Lead System Designer on the project, Mike Brock, describes the complex design that went into the room’s isolation and acoustical treatment: “The construction of the room is structurally reinforced with 2×6 [joists],” he explains. “The entire room has been insulated to help keep the sound inside the room and minimize sound leakage to the rest of the house. The riser base for the back row of chairs was built and reinforced with wood screws and it was fully insulated. Because the media room is on the second floor, a layer of sound barrier was added to the floors to provide an additional layer of sound control within the room. We treated the finished walls with Auralex’s ELiTE Custom Fabric System. We applied a complex combination of absorptive, reflective and diffusive treatments throughout the room to create a well balanced acoustic environment for music and movies, and we were able to source all of them directly from Auralex.”

Brock adds that Auralex’s acoustical engineers played a substantial role in helping pick the right acoustical elements: “I sent them a diagram of the theater space with all the key parameters, and we went back and forth, coming up with a plan for the acoustics that worked out incredibly well,” he says. “The two things that really characterize working with Auralex is their very deep knowledge base about acoustics and sound, and the high level of cooperation that we receive. Both of those things help us as designers move forward and do a lot to reassure our customers.”

Finally, Brock notes that the interior designer on the project was happy that Auralex’s ELiTE Custom Fabric Panels complemented the room’s décor. “She brought in a faux painter to create a leather-like texture on the walls,” he says. “She very creatively faux-painted the acoustic cloth panels to match the leather look and feel of the room, without in any way affecting the ability of the Auralex panels to do their job. The results are amazing – it’s a theater that looks great and sounds great, and Auralex played a big part in achieving both of those goals.”

For more information, please visit www.auralex.com.

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YOU’RE INVITED: Antelope Audio to Provide Sneak Preview of World’s First Atomic AD/DA Preamp at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest

Antelope Audio cordially invites you to experience a first hand, sneak preview of its groundbreaking Rubicon: the world’s first atomic AD/DA preamp. Join Antelope Audio each day at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest where we will be conducting live demonstrations of Antelope Audio’s advanced AD/DA and clocking technologies, which are recognized and used extensively throughout the recording, mastering and film production world. In addition to showcasing the Rubicon and conducting private listening sessions of its DACs and clocking technologies, Antelope will have its renowned Zodiac Gold 384 kHz DAC on hand, which has been reviewed favorably in publications like Digital Trends, AV Guide, Stereophile and many others.

WHAT: Antelope Audio AD/DA and clocking demonstrations at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest
WHERE: Denver Marriott Tech Center, Marriott Tower Level 10, Room 1022
WHEN: October 12th through 14th, 2012 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
RSVP HERE

Experience “True to Life” Analog to Digital Conversion
The 10 MHz Rubidium atomic clock, coupled with Antelope Audio’s proprietary clocking technology achieves at breakthrough in jitter management, providing listeners with unprecedented sound quality. The transformer-based, ultra low noise, discrete JFET phono preamp, together with the ultra-high 384 kHz sample rate A/D conversion and USB recording capability provide users with the sublime experience of digitizing their favoriate tracks, keeping the depth and warmth of the original analog recordings.

Zodiac Gold USB DAC with 384 kHz Audio Capability
Antelope’s Oven Controlled Oscillator and 64-bit clocking technology help audiophiles experience a new level of detail, sound clarity and warmth. The DAC features a plug and play USB interface that connects seamlessly to an iPad, Mac, PC, or just about any other digital media source. The 384 kHz audio capability dramatically improves the listening experience on both loudspeakers and headphones.

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Iconix Video Issued Patent for Camera Imaging Process

Santa Barbara, CA – Iconix Video, a leading developer of advanced high-definition camera systems and manufacturer of the Studio2K, the only point-of-view (POV) camera system capable of 2K digital cinema outputs, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US patent 8,218,052, entitled “High Frame Rate High Definition Imaging System and Method.”

This US patent, and its issued counterparts in the European Union, Korea, Australia, China and Canada, covers an “asynchronous” process for facilitating increased frame rates for high-resolution imaging. This process enables higher frame-rate video than previously feasible from lower-cost and smaller, yet high resolution, CCD sensors.

Iconix employs this technology in its revolutionary Studio2K camera system, a high-performance multi-format solution ideal for broadcast and motion picture applications, including stereoscopic 3D. The 2K resolution allows for seamless intercutting with formats from IMAX to motion picture film to Digital Cinema, and Iconix cameras have been used extensively for features, scripted and unscripted television, sporting and live event telecasts, telecine, and more.

“We are thrilled to have secured the patents covering the unique process behind our imaging technology. With these in place, Iconix is dedicated to the goal of introducing its technology into other applications and markets through licensing and OEM partnerships,” said Iconix CEO Wayne Upton. “High-resolution, high frame-rate imaging systems are becoming important for numerous applications outside of entertainment, including medical imaging, telepresence, high-end security, unmanned vehicles, machine vision and military markets.”

Iconix has already secured a license agreement with a major medical manufacturer, and OEM partnerships with a well-respected microscopy manufacturer. Other current OEM projects include telepresence videoconferencing, dental documentation and training, and even professional astronomy.

“We are actively seeking new partners interested in our technology for their applications, and are eager to assist the adoption of high-definition imaging into markets where this has not yet been feasible or affordable,” said Upton.

About Iconix
Iconix Video, Inc. is a developer of high-performance, high functionality and small form factor high definition cameras.  Iconix solutions provide the “best-in-class” features of leading high-definition camera systems at a fraction of the cost of competing products.  Iconix is based in Santa Barbara, California. For more information, visit www.iconixvideo.com.

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FSR’s HDMI Wall Plate Extender Sends Signals Further At An Appealing Price

Woodland Park, NJ — FSR, manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, has added the HDMI Wall Plate Extender to its new Digital Video (DV) family of products, a line aimed at professional installations requiring HDMI support. The new extender consists of a single gang Decora style wall plate transmitter and a matching receiver capable of extending HDMI signals at 1080p up to 165 feet. The HDMI Wall Plate Extender joins dozens of new FSR products being offered at extremely attractive price points.

The HDMI Wall Plate Extender has an HDMI input on the front and 2 punch down blocks for CAT x cables on the back. Punching down the CAT x cable directly to the interface has several advantages, not the least of which is the cost savings of paying to have the cable terminated. In addition, this style of connection saves space in the electrical box and reduces the strain introduced by a tight cable radius when terminated cables are used.

The HDMI Wall Plate Extender is available in white, black and ivory to match existing décor.

For further details contact FSR at (800) 332-3771 or via e-mail at sales@fsrinc.com.
About FSR
FSR, established in 1981, manufactures a wide variety of products for the audio / video, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, including AV floor, wall, table, and ceiling connectivity boxes, as well as a full line of interfaces, distribution amplifiers, matrix switchers, seamless switchers and CAT-5 solutions.

FSR complies with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and is a woman owned business. FSR offers live 24/7 technical and sales support throughout the country from expertly trained technicians and sales representatives. For more information visit www.fsrinc.com.

FSR Contact: Jan Sandri
973-785-4347 • sales@fsrinc.com

Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications
Harriet Diener
845-512-8283 • harriet@desertmooncomm.com

SPY HUNTER ORIGINAL GAME SOUNDTRACK COMPOSED BY RYAN SHORE

Grammy Nominated Composer Scores Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Reboot of Legendary Combat Racing Series


Los Angeles, CA – September 27, 2012 – Film composer Ryan Shore has created the action-driven music score for SPY HUNTER, the reboot of the legendary combat driving series, specially developed for PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS. Launching in North America on October 9, SPY HUNTER is published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developed by TT Fusion. SPY HUNTER marks the first video game score for composer Ryan Shore who recently received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Score Soundtrack (The Shrine).

In the game, players take on the role of the “Agent”, driver of the legendary G-6155 Interceptor Supercar, armed extensively with advanced weaponry and high-tech gadgetry, and ready to take on a global terrorist organization set on world domination. Experience total control, as the Interceptor seamlessly transforms from supercar to off-road assault vehicle to speed boat, allowing you to eliminate threats wherever your mission takes you.

For SPY HUNTER, Shore composed a contemporary hybrid music score by fusing live performances with electronic grooves and overdubs. Recording with a jazz big band Ryan acoustically re-created Henry Mancini’s iconic theme to “Peter Gunn” and remixed the new arrangement with modern electronic sounds. The soundtrack will be released on Amazon MP3 and iTunes through WaterTower Music on October 9th. Preview samples of the score are available here.

Upon graduating from the prestigious Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship, Ryan Shore began his scoring career working for his uncle, Academy Award winning composer Howard Shore. Among his diverse motion picture portfolio, Ryan’s credits include Prime, Harvard Man, Numb, The Girl Next Door and Cabin Fever 2. In addition to his 2012 Grammy nomination for The Shrine, Ryan was previously honored with the Elmer Bernstein Scoring Award and the prestigious Clive Davis Award, among numerous other industry awards. He has also played saxophone with artists including Matchbox Twenty. For more information visit www.ryanshore.com.

Ryan Shore is represented for video games by Levenson Artists Agency in association with Incite Management.

SPY HUNTER © 2012 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Developed by TT Fusion Ltd. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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The Recording Academy® Atlanta Chapter Hosts Super Producer Panel At GRAMMY® GPS: A Road Map For Today’s Music Pro

On Saturday, Sept. 8, The Recording Academy® Atlanta Chapter, in association with the Producers & Engineers Wing®, held GRAMMY® GPS: A Road Map For Today’s Music Pro at the W Hotel in the stylish Buckhead district of Atlanta. Nearly 300 musicians, students, producers, engineers and other music industry professionals assembled to attend multiple educational sessions which covered topics such as basic entertainment law and vocal health, as well as, for students, an introduction to GRAMMY U, internships, networking, and more.

A highlight of the all-day conference was the Super Producer Panel with a stellar lineup featuring Bryan-Michael Cox (Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson), Steve Lillywhite (Dave Matthews Band, the Pogues, U2), Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Rage Against The Machine, Pearl Jam), Justin “Just Blaze” Smith (Drake, Eminem, Jay-Z) and moderator Butch Walker (Pink, Katy Perry, Weezer). The group offered nonstop, lively opinions on topics including what defines a producer, how the industry has changed and how they are adapting, different aspects of the production process (business, sonic, artistic and aesthetic) and the increasingly important relationship between recordmakers and devoted fans. In a final summary of what it takes to succeed today, Walker offered, “You’ve just got to work harder to put more ‘good’ on your album.”

The day ended with a presentation of “Here There & Everywhere: My Life Recording The Music Of The Beatles” by legendary engineer Geoff Emerick (the Beatles’ Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Magical Mystery Tour and Abbey Road, along with work for other key artists) and author Howard Massey. The duo took a delighted and appreciative audience on an audiovisual journey behind the scenes into the creative and technical processes of this remarkable engineer that led to some of the greatest music of the last 40 years.

“We had an amazing assemblage of talent here today in Atlanta,” stated P&E Wing Senior Executive Director Maureen Droney. “The producers and engineers who participated all showed the passion for their work that was the uniting theme of the entire day — they all recognize the realities of our changing industry and continue to seek to elevate their profession.”

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Neumann KH 120 Studio Monitors Deliver Superior Midrange and Truthful Response for Classical Music Producer Leszek Wojcik

Since the early 1970s, Leszek Wojcik has been recording exquisite classical music performances at top venues including Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, The Rose Theater and Carnegie Hall, where he is employed as recording studio manager. Wojcik, who is also a highly sought after freelance classical recording professional, recently acquired a pair of Neumann KH 120 monitors.

Wojcik had been using a competitor’s pair of monitors, but ‘never really fell in love with them.’ He decided to switch to the Neumann KH 120s after one of his classical recording colleagues, Mateusz Zechowski, recommended them, citing their outstanding transparency and natural sound. Since then, they have become a foundational element of his control room and he’s never looked back.

“It took me about 15 seconds to make the decision to switch to the Neumann KH 120s,” Wojcik says. “The midrange is fantastic. It’s very truthful and flat, which is critical in recording classical music. For me, the midrange is the single most important part of a monitor’s sound, because most of the compositions in Western music were written for this range.”

Wojcik, who has a master’s degree in Tonmeister Studies from Chopin Music Academy and who lectures on “Aesthetics of Recording” at New York University, is well versed in both the theory and practice of audio recording and draws from over three decades of experience: “I come from the school that encourages making your decisions based on listening,” says Wojcik. “No two situations are the same in classical music recording so you have to keep searching for the perfect sound and you do this by listening. For this reason, the main component of the control room are the monitors, and the Neumann KH 120s are a great tool.”

Wojcik’s first field test of the KH 120 came during the recording of a performance of an orchestra from Qatar at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York City. Wojcik set up his Neumann KH 120s in an alcove adjacent to the hall where he monitored the recording and also sent out a stereo broadcast mix for television. While he was monitoring at low levels, he says that the KH 120s performed admirably, providing a dynamic sound that simplified his job.

For Wojcik, having the right mix of tools is an absolute prerequisite to creating the vibrant recordings he has become known for in the industry. “I’m sure that the chisel and the hammer that Michelangelo used to create his statues were the highest possible quality of the time, and for me, the Neumann KH 120 is a wonderful tool to have — it’s like Michelangelo’s chisel,” Wojcik said.

In addition to the Neumann KH 120 monitors, Wojcik relies heavily on other Neumann and Sennheiser equipment such as Neumann KM series microphones, Sennheiser MKH series microphones — including the Sennheiser multi-pattern MKH 8000 which he uses on the ‘most demanding’ instruments — and a pair of classic Sennheiser HD 580 headphones.

“The basic premise of classical music recording is concert realism,” Wojcik concludes. “The recording should reflect the concert sound. If you go to the ideal concert hall, sit in the ideal seat in the ideal distance from the performance, this is how you should expect to hear a well made recording. Your skill and your choice of tools is immensely important. In my work as a recording recording professional, the Neumann KH 120s are a very important tool for me.”

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Leszek Wojcik recording on location with his Neumann KH 120 monitors at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York City.

Another “STAR” Follows Cobalt Digital Home From IBC

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – Cobalt Digital has added another award to its growing collection of honours. The manufacturer of 3G/HD/SD-SDI conversion gear took home its tenth STAR award (Superior Technology Award Recipient) from the editorial staff of TV Technology Europe magazine at IBC 2012; this time for its HPF-9000 High-Power 20-Slot Frame.

The STAR Award is designed to celebrate and showcase the preeminent technological innovations available to the broadcast industry. Mark Hallinger, TV Technology Europe’s editor, reviewed a variety of products, examined the technical applications and their overall contribution to the industry, and then chose 27 winners.

“STAR awards are given to interesting new products that help a user save money or accomplish a task in an easier way,” said Hallinger. “The products selected help advance the industry–some were chosen because of technical novelty or innovation, some because they filled an important gap in the production or transmission chain, and some because they were just cool products.”

Cobalt’s HPF-9000 fits all the criteria! The 2RU high-density modular frame offers a significant 360-Watts of net (user) available power in a high-capacity 20-slot format. The HPF-9000 can accommodate two front loaded hot swappable PSU-9000 power supply modules with separate power cords for power redundancy to ensure 24/7 operation, features independent cooling fans and status LEDs, and provides an easily accessible front–mounted power switch. Rear modules offer a broad selection of interfaces such as BNC, twisted pair audio, and fiber for maximum flexibility. The unit features remote control and monitoring via Ethernet.

“We are delighted to add another STAR award to our Trophy Room,” exclaimed Chris Shaw, Cobalt’s executive vice president of sales and marketing. “The HPF-9000 is a fabulous tool, providing compatibility with both the Cobalt 9900 series Fusion3g cards as well as the 9000 series COMPASS cards. It features the same rear modules as the 8321 frame allowing a seamless transition from one to the other, and provides numerous input/output combinations to suit any requirements including mixed interfaces such as BNC, and balanced analog audio.”

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ABOUT COBALT DIGITAL INC.
Cobalt Digital Inc. designs and manufactures award-winning 3G/HD/SD conversion gear for the broadcast television environment. Distributed through a worldwide network of dealers, system integrators, and other partnerships, Cobalt products are backed with a 5-year warranty. For more information, visit http://www.cobaltdigital.com.

ABOUT TV TECHNOLOGY EUROPE
TV Technology Europe is the region’s leading magazine for broadcast technology. The magazine is published by NewBay Media. See www.nbmedia.com

Company Contact: Chris Shaw, EVP of Sales and Marketing
+1-217-344-1243 / chris.shaw@cobaltdigital.com

Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications / Harriet Diener
+1-845-512-8283 / harriet@desertmooncomm.com

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