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HARMAN’s Crown Is Now Shipping Its New DriveCore Install Series Power Amplifiers

ELKHART, Indiana — HARMAN’s Crown Audio today announced that it is now shipping its new DriveCore Install (DCi) Series power amplifiers. Successor to the company’s acclaimed CTs Series, the DCi Analog two, four, and eight channel amplifiers incorporate a host of improvements including HARMAN’s exclusive DriveCore™ technology to set new industry standards in sound quality, flexibility and efficiency.

Twelve models in the DCi Series are available ranging from 300 watts to 600 watts of minimum guaranteed power into 4 and 8 ohms and 70Vrms and 100Vrms. The first number in the model is the amount of channels and the second number indicates the watts-per-channel power rating. All amplifiers are just 2U rack spaces high, to conserve valuable installation space.

“We designed the DCi Series to be the new world standard for amplifiers in installed sound applications,” said Daniel Saenz, Business Segment Manager, Install Sound, Crown. “In fact, the DCi Series could be nothing less, considering the CTs Series established itself as the benchmark power amplifier for fixed installations. The DCi Series lives up to the task and then some and audio professionals worldwide will appreciate its greatly improved performance, flexible features, high efficiency and compact form factor.”

At the heart of the DCi Series is HARMAN’s proprietary DriveCore amplifier IC chip. The DriveCore chip combines the amplifier driver stage into the power output stage along with additional audio-signal functions – yet is about the size of a postage stamp. DriveCore and the DCi Series’ leading-edge amplifier topologies dramatically reduce size and power consumption requirements and yield much more energy-efficient operation that conforms to HARMAN International’s GreenEdge™ environmental initiative.

DriveCore technology dramatically reduces the footprint of the amplifier by replacing over 500 parts from a typical amplifier design with one single IC. Smaller amplifier engines means more channels can be put into a 2 RU box with more capabilities.

Crown DCi Series amplifiers can be operated into 8-, 4- or 2-ohm loads and offer direct drive “constant voltage” capabilities for 70Vrms and 100Vrms amplification without the need for a step-up transformer, yielding higher audio quality and more power available at the speaker in distributed audio applications. The amplifiers incorporate an exclusive Power Factor Corrected (PFC) global power supply that is designed to deliver maximum power in any country and their universal AC input accepts voltages from 100 – 240 VAC, 50/60Hz (+/- 10%).

The DCi Series is Crown’s greenest amplifier line ever, with a PFC power supply, a selectable powersave auto-standby mode where the amplifier will power down after 30 minutes of no input signal and consume less than 1 watt. In addition to the amplifiers’ balanced 3-pin input connectors and 2-pin terminal strip output connectors, a rear-panel AUX port enables the amplifiers to be integrated into control systems for remote on/off and amplifier fault monitoring.

Crown DCi Series amplifiers are built for the most demanding conditions of continuous professional use and carry a 3-year, no-fault fully transferrable warranty.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Xytech Powering Today’s Digital Supply Chain with Innovative Facility Management Solutions

NAB 2013 – Booth # SL2427



(Mission Hills, CA) Xytech, the global leader in facility management software for the broadcast, production, media services and video transmission industries, will be showcasing updates and additions to their industry-leading MediaPulse platform at NAB 2013. Xytech continues to define the marketplace with the most innovative and client-centric products available.

MediaPulse, Xytech's flagship product, is uniquely positioned to offer out-of-the-box automation for the entire production ecosystem. With more than 150 implementations, the platform enables craft workflow and asset management systems to work seamlessly with planning, scheduling, and financial management tools. All tasks in the workflow chain, from automation to asset scheduling and personnel management, are managed in the product by a modular architecture. Templated and dynamic workflows are driven by Xytech's unique event orchestration technology, managing all activities in an order and automatically monitoring individual tasks for operational status and financial impact.

Xytech is keenly focused on ongoing product innovation, such as platform independence, keeping clients ahead of the changes they continually face in the dynamic landscape of today's media and entertainment industries. Major additions and advancements to Xytech's MediaPulse platform will be on demonstration in Las Vegas, NV, April 8th through the 11th, including:

MediaPulse SKY
PRODUCT PREVIEW
SKY is a platform independent, browser-based, HTML5 compliant new user interface (UI) bringing complete MediaPulse functionality to Xytech users, regardless of whether they are operating on Mac, PC, Mobile, iOS or in the Cloud. By introducing the ability to access MediaPulse on any device, SKY manages facility operations in a way that meets 21st century requirements. SKY delivers custom configured interfaces to all users, dramatically reduces rollout costs, drives real time collaboration across the media enterprise between clients and multiple vendors, and is appropriate for freelancers, clients and the edit suite. The dashboard-enabled module is perfect for the executive suite.

MediaPulse Personnel Rules
PRODUCT PREMIER
Xytech's new Personnel Rules provides much anticipated functionality and technology for the personnel management tasks of any facility. Payroll rules in labor contracts or European Working Time Directives are easily configured using scripted workflows. Payroll penalties are controlled by issuing warnings and alerts on pre-configured parameters including; limits to the number of hours worked in a given period, a mandated minimum amount of time off between assignments, and considerations regarding scheduling personnel to work on days off or holidays. All functionality is presented in a highly configurable interface that makes order entry, operations management, and financial reconciliation user friendly.

MediaPulse Fuse & Fuse Connect
PRODUCT ADVANCES
Xytech's Fuse is rolling out important advancements. Fuse is a flexible and robust platform extension that offers the unique ability to interface with other systems across a network or over the cloud; Fuse allows users to cover the entire spectrum of system interfaces in a highly scalable manner. Now an XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) data transformation capability is included in the system, allowing developers and integrators to conditionally pull transformed data from MediaPulse supporting ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) strategies in a simplified and easily supportable model. In addition, Fuse now offers the ability to remotely create orders in any other MediaPulse system through simple configuration. This advanced functionality provides real ROI as it supports modern digital ecosystems where orders are shared amongst several companies.

Greg Dolan, Chief Operating Officer of Xytech, noted, "Our mission commands all of us at Xytech to remain sharply focused on our clients' need for flexible, scalable solutions to today's issues. Digital Order, unveiled at last year's NAB, is now driving essential automated workflows at national broadcasters. This is simply one example of how we build products to solve our clients' problems. Every year, we look back on our successful products in place in the community, and ahead to those that will help our clients in the future. The products we are announcing at NAB this year are a direct result of ceaseless innovation on behalf of our customers. We never stop the evolution of our products or inventive new solutions. This is why we are the dominant provider of facility management systems."

Visit Xytech at NAB 2013, Booth # SL2427.

About Xytech
Xytech Systems Corporation(tm) is the leading global provider of facility management software for today's media and broadcast companies. Leveraging a 25-year history of innovation and market expertise, Xytech brings unparalleled proficiency to its customers with flexible, transparent and evolutionary solutions that set the standard for successfully managing the continuous business realignments that define today's marketplace. Xytech's collaborative MediaPulse platform and suite of solutions enable craft workflow and asset management systems to work seamlessly with the company's renowned planning, scheduling and financial management tools. Xytech has over 450 software deployments in more than 20 countries around the world and is headquartered in Mission Hills, California, with regional offices in New York and London.

For more information, please visit www.XytechSystems.com or call +1.818.698.4900 (US) or +44 (0)20.3478.1450 (UK).

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Jakob Trollbäck Named to ADC Global Advisory Board

Jakob Trollbäck


After serving for many years on the Art Directors Club (ADC) board, Jakob Trollbäck, Trollbäck + Company President/Executive Creative Director, has been named as a member of the ADC Global Advisory Board, a panel of creative industry leadership complementary to the existing ADC Board of Directors. In this new role, he and the other members are responsible for helping guide ADC into the future, and advancing the club worldwide.

The members of the ADC Global Advisory Board include:

Rick Boyko, Founding Member of the Leadership Collective
Michael Conrad, President, Berlin School of Creative Leadership
Mandy Gilbert, Founder and CEO of Creative Niche
Gaston Legorburu, Executive Director and Worldwide Chief Creative Officer of SapientNitro
Joel Lunenfeld, VP of Global Brand Strategy at Twitter
Jerry McGee, EVP, Western Region at the 4A’s
Philippe Meunier, Creative Chief/Senior Partner of Sid Lee
Benjamin Palmer, President of the ADC Board of Directors and CEO/CCO of the Barbarian Group
Nicolás Pimentel, Innovation Director, Castro Innovation
Chuck Porter, Co-Founder and Chairman of Crispin, Porter + Bogusky (CP+B)
Jakob Trollbäck, President/Executive Creative Director of Trollbäck + Company
Paul Woolmington, Entrepreneur Investor/Advisor and Co-Founder of Naked Americas

To view the official press release, please visit: http://www.adcglobal.org/adc/press/?id=158

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Broadway Systems Helps TheBlaze Launch National TV Network Under Aggressive Time Schedule

March 25, 2013 – Grand Rapids, Mich. – Most cable or satellite network startups have months, sometimes more than a year, to prepare for launching their network. TheBlaze had less than 45 days. Despite the aggressive time schedule, Broadway Systems, the leading provider of advertising management software for cable networks, was able to help the network launch on time and on budget.

TheBlaze began as GBTV, an online, subscription-based channel with six hours of programming each day. Last June, the company was rebranded as TheBlaze and moved forward with plans for a 24-hour programming schedule. In addition to its Web-based service, the network negotiated distribution agreements with DISH Network.

“We had the foundation of GBTV to start, but going from six hours a day to 24/7 is a huge jump,” said Eric Pearce, senior vice president of television operations. “We had about 40 days to get everything up and running. It was pretty intense.”

TheBlaze needed a partner that could manage its advertising at the right economics – and was capable of meeting its tight deadline. They initially contacted Broadway Systems in late July 2012 and were able to launch on schedule on Sept. 12.

“Of all the people we spoke to, Broadway was the most confident in working with us,” Pearce recalled. “They quickly came back with a plan and said, ‘We can do this.’ They were able to deliver what we needed so we, in turn, could deliver to our audience.”

While the majority of network programming is based out of Dallas, TheBlaze maintains its sales offices in New York City. Pearce said Broadway spent time at the network’s Times Square location training TheBlaze personnel how to use its Programming, Scheduling, and Traffic and Billing modules. “They configured their software to work best with our internal needs and the needs of our clients,” he added. “We are very pleased with what the Broadway software has allowed us to do.”

Pearce said Broadway’s integrated platform not only helps internal workflows between departments (including master control playout), but also helps TheBlaze provide better service to its advertising clients. “When it comes to integrating commercials, we have lots of departments working together,” he explained. “Broadway’s software makes it much easier for day-to-day production. Their trafficking system was a huge key for us. Our clients get top-notch service, and Broadway allows us to do that.”

Over the past 12 months, Broadway Systems has implemented or entered into long-term contracts with a number of national cable networks, including BBC America, MGM Syndication, MNET, Tennis Channel, and WWE. “Broadway has a proven track record with new networks, and we were proud to be part of the successful launch of TheBlaze,” said John Sorensen, president of Broadway Systems. “We engineered our end-to-end software platform as an integrated, modular solution that can grow with the cable network. The result is an efficient and configurable platform that is appropriate for the launch of a new network but robust enough to manage top 20 rated networks.”

About TheBlaze

Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze is a news, information & entertainment network dedicated to delivering high quality programming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The exclusive provider of Glenn’s daily television broadcast, TheBlaze also offers a full slate of thought provoking news and opinion shows like Real News and Wilkow, late night comedy like BS of A, family-friendly programming like Independence USA and Liberty Treehouse, provocative documentaries and other original specials covering a myriad of entertaining and enlightening topics. TheBlaze, which receives over 10 million unique online visitors per month, is the only network where you can find the facts and stories you care about most. TheBlaze – Truth Lives Here.

About Broadway Systems

Since 2002, Broadway Systems has collaborated with cable networks to engineer a contemporary and fully integrated programming, sales, traffic, stewardship, and billing software system. Today, this platform manages more than $3 billion in advertising revenues for top 20 rated cable networks as well as startups. Broadway Systems offers cable networks a strategic alternative to existing vendors, one that is dedicated to their business and keeps pace with the changing needs of this dynamic industry. Find out more at www.broadwaysystems.com.

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Boyd Baumgartner Boosts Pacific Northwest Sales Efforts for Advanced Systems Group

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, today announced that Boyd Baumgartner has joined the company’s sales team, effective March 6. He will focus on storage systems, archiving, and asset management business development in the Pacific Northwest.

Baumgartner joins ASG after six years with Quantum Corporation, where he developed relationships with a number of technology partners, and recruited and trained independent value added resellers (VARs) in a number of vertical markets. Previously, he served as a regional sales manager for Vizrt and Pinnacle Systems, and held a variety of sales positions with Hewlett Packard.

“Boyd has extensive experience selling to the professional video marketplace,” said Dave Van Hoy, president, Advanced Systems Group. “We look forward to having him expand ASG’s presence in the Pacific Northwest.”

Baumgartner is based in Portland, Ore. Contact him at (360) 600-0873 or via e-mail at boyd@asgllc.com.

About ASG:

Advanced Systems Group LLC of Emeryville, Calif., with offices in the Bay Area and Southern California, has provided engineering, systems, integration, support and training to the broadcast, film, creative, and corporate video markets since 1997. With unmatched experience in Apple-based newsroom systems, shared storage, archiving, editing, finishing, and VFX systems, ASG has become one of largest installers of post production and shared storage systems on the West Coast. The ASG team is highly focused on customer success, and has installed and supported more than 185 SANs, production, and post production systems over the last six years. For more information, visit www.asgllc.com or call 510-654-8300.

Audionamix To Demonstrate Sound Separation Technology and Solutions at NAB

Audionamix, the industry’s leading audio deconstruction specialists and developer of ADX Technology, will present “Unmixing Audio with Cutting-Edge Technology” at the Pro Audio Pit and HPA Post Pit during NAB. In these two 20-minute sessions, Audionamix will highlight the role sound plays in revitalizing existing content for future revenue opportunities, and demonstrate examples of how their ADX Technology can isolate and separate audio elements, making it possible to unlock sound mixes.

The technology demos takes place: Tuesday, April 9 at 12:30 p.m. at the Pro Audio Pit (Central Hall, C3155) and Wednesday, April 10 at 10 a.m. at the HPA Post Pit (South Hall, SL15708).

Based on years of audio science, Audionamix has been providing proprietary sound separation technology and services for the film, broadcast and music sectors. The company’s ability to isolate audio elements and provide stems at a high quality has unleashed the creative power of many sound editors/mixers/designers as well as the assets of content owners to “unmix to re-create.”

Audionamix’s ADX technology essentially reverse engineers mono or stereo audio recordings into tracks for dialogue/vocal/instrument isolation, music dissociation, and instrumental creation, for various applications.

Audionamix’s VP of Operations Arnaud Dudemaine and VP of Production Rick Silva will showcase concrete examples of how content owners can: separate dialog from a full mix for foreign re-versioning; remove and replace costly music cues from television shows while preserving the dialog and effects in the original mix; and isolate and separate a singing voice from its orchestration to fuel new creations, or just modulate the levels while synching to commentary.

For more information, visit www.audionamix.com.

GARTNER Welcomes Director Terry Rietta

GARTNER's New Director Terry Rietta


Bicoastal production company GARTNER is pleased to welcome award-winning director Terry Rietta to its roster. The signing represents the company’s ongoing commitment to offering agency clients and brands cutting-edge filmmaking and production talent across the traditional and digital advertising landscape.

“GARTNER is driven by two core beliefs: telling a memorable story, whether it makes you cry, laugh, or smile through amazing visuals or performances, and delivering great work to clients in a professional and collaborative manner – and Terry delivers on both fronts,” remarks Rich Carter, Partner/Executive Producer, GARTNER, who runs the company with Partner/Executive Producer Don Block. “From a purely filmmaking standpoint, his reel speaks for itself, showcasing his eye for sophisticated cinematic storytelling and some of the best performances I’ve seen. And given his early roots as an agency creative, he’s an invaluable asset to our company as we evolve and grow our production model with a multi-platform approach.”

“I had instant chemistry with Rich and Don and the rest of the gang at GARTNER,” adds Rietta. “They foster an environment that values creating high level work while still having a great time doing it. There’s great energy here and I’m really pleased to be part of their fantastic roster. I’m also quite pleased with the kitchen snacks.”

To view Rietta’s reel, please visit: http://wdrv.it/ZrdGC8

Writing and directing, Rietta has made waves with award-winning commercials, branded content and short films. His marriage of rich visual storytelling, cinematic style, and character-driven comedy represents the cornerstone of his directing style and process.

Rietta’s eclectic range is on display in high-end commercial productions for Starbucks, Verizon, Subway, Walmart, American Express, Orange, Cartoon Network, Foster Farms, Charter Communications, KIA motors and ESPN, as well as pro bono work for PETA, one.org (Save Darfur), and anti-smoking PSAs for the Washington Department of Public Health.

Directing a series of short films for Samsung via anyfilms.net, Rietta was a pioneer in the interactive space. He then extended his talents to the realm of branded content writing for the Ritz Carlton film project, as well as short film scripts for Amazon Theater: “Agent Orange” (directed by Tony Scott) and “The Tooth Fairy” (directed by Jake Scott).

Following a successful career as an Art Director at various agencies such as GSD&M and Ammirati and Puris, and Associate Creative Director at Goldberg Moser O’Neill and GMO/Hill Holiday, Rietta shifted his career to the director’s chair at Villains. It wasn’t long before his prolific directing career reached the national stage with the AICP-honored “First Look” for the Mill Valley Film Festival. Communication Arts, Cannes, the One Show and D&AD are among Rietta’s other accolades as both a director and agency art director/creative director.

As new media, branded content and interactive continue to shape the mainstream advertising paradigm, Rietta’s agency perspective and marketing savvy keep GARTNER positioned at the forefront of the commercial production industry as it has remained for nearly three decades.

“We nurture talent and immerse ourselves in the art of creativity, such as supporting the fine art efforts of ad execs through our gARTner ‘Artists in Advertising’ annual exhibit,” concludes Carter. “It’s about celebrating the visionaries. Bringing Terry on board reinforces this company philosophy. His reputation both on the set and behind-the-scenes is a tribute to his broad production knowledge. It’s what makes him an ideal for any agency looking for a director to helm seamless productions with creativity and professionalism.”

Rietta rounds out a GARTNER roster comprised of directors Raymond Bark, Mike Bigelow, David Cornell, James Gartner, Ben Gordon, and Ted Melfi.

About GARTNER:
GARTNER is a full-service production company creating award-winning campaigns from traditional broadcast to viral, new media and interactive. Throughout its prolific 25 years in the business, the company’s work has been recognized by advertising’s highest honors, including EMMY, DGA, AICP, and Cannes Lions.

http://www.gartner.tv/

Mathrubhumi TV Launches With Dalet

Dalet News Suite provides end-to-end solution for news production, broadcast and archive

Delhi, India – April 1, 2013 – Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading developer of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions, software and services for content producers, has announced the deployment of Dalet News Suite for the launch of Mathrubhumi, a Malayalam-language television news channel in India. Dalet News Suite provides the 24/7 channel with advanced functionalities for the key parts of its operations – from ingest through playout and multiplatform distribution to archiving. Built on the Dalet Media Asset Management (MAM) platform, News Suite manages and tracks content and metadata throughout the lifecycle of an asset. Operating from a modern new facility, the TV channel represents a media expansion for the owners of the popular Mathrubhumi newspaper, which is widely circulated in Kerala, a state located in the southwestern corner of India on the Malabar coast. System Integrator RGB assisted Dalet with the workflow specifications and deployment of the system.

“Mathrubhumi wanted a state-of-the-art newsroom and broadcast system that also was cost-effective and flexible. Dalet News Suite perfectly fulfills those goals,” says Johann Zemmour, director of sales, Dalet EMEA/APAC. “In addition to the fully integrated news, video production and broadcast tools, the Dalet MAM layer adds significant value with its centralized content catalogue and workflow engine, which automates many redundant tasks and background processes. This brings real efficiency. We are also very pleased that in addition to our global support resources, we can provide local support from our Dalet office in Film City, Noida.”

Dalet News Suite covers all the tasks performed in an advanced newsroom such as ingest, logging, assignments, rundown management and editorial creation. On their desktops, journalists use Dalet tools to read wires, write scripts, make quick-cut video edits, and create storyboards and packages. When craft editing is required, the Dalet Xtend module allows for direct importing between the Dalet browser and Apple Final Cut Pro bins to produce a smooth production chain that preserves the metadata between systems. Dalet’s open, IT-based architecture made it possible to integrate easily with Mathrubhumi’s preferred traffic, NLE and graphics system, as well as its storage, servers and archive choices. The Dalet MAM works across all these systems to provide a fully unified system rather than independent islands of production.

The transition for the channel’s journalists, from newsroom systems they knew to Dalet, was quite easy as the Dalet workflow specialists made the newsroom component look and feel like systems the journalists from Kerala are familiar with, such as ENPS and iNews, and there are many more features and functions. For instance, with Dalet it is possible to preview and edit video directly from the rundown, which is a big advantage in a fast-paced newsroom.

Dalet controls 10 ingest ports and eight playout ports with A/B roll PCR playout on the Omneon Spectrum server and is also integrated with Omneon MediaGrid storage that houses high-resolution assets and NetApp storage that houses proxy resolutions. In addition to the integration with Final Cut Pro, other system integrations include the Gen21 traffic system, Vizrt graphics and Pebble Beach MCR automation. Dalet will also provide an interface with a hierarchical storage management system to complete the end-to-end system. Content in the archive can be searched by anyone in the newsroom and the integration with Front Porch Diva supports full or partial retrieval from the archive. The Dalet integrations with different systems provide Mathrubhumi with a seamless workflow.

About Mathrubhumi
Mathrubhumi is a 24-hour Malayalam television news channel based in Kerala, India. It is owned by the Mathrubhumi Group, which also has interests in newspapers, magazines, book publishing companies, a video production house that produces series and films, and radio stations.

About Dalet
Dalet solutions enable broadcasters and media professionals to create, manage, and distribute content to traditional and new media channels, including interactive TV, the Web, and mobile networks. Dalet combines into a single system a robust and proven Media Asset Management platform with advanced metadata capabilities, a configurable workflow engine, and a comprehensive set of purpose-built creative and production tools. This integrated and open environment enables end-to-end management of the entire news, sports, and program content chain, and allows users to significantly improve efficiency and to maximize the use and value of their assets. Dalet’s solutions are delivered through a dedicated Professional and Integration Services Department to ensure the highest possible standards.

Dalet systems are used around the world by thousands of individual users at hundreds of TV and Radio content producers, including public broadcasters (ABS-CBN, BBC, CBC, DR, France TV, RTBF, RFI, Russia Today, RSR & TSR, RT Malaysia, VOA, and WDR), commercial networks and operators (Antena 3, Canal+, FOX, eTV, Mediaset, Orange, Time Warner Cable, Warner Bros., and Sirius XM Radio), and government organizations (Canadian House of Commons, The European Commission, and the Parliament of South Australia). Dalet is traded on the NYSE-EURONEXT stock exchange (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0011026749, Bloomberg DLT:FP, and Reuters: DALE.PA.

Dalet is a registered trademark of Dalet Digital Media Systems. All other trademarks and products mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

For more information on Dalet, visit www.dalet.com.

See Dalet at NAB 2013 — Booth SL4524: www.dalet.com/nab2013.

Press Contact:
Janice Dolan
Zazil Media Group
(p) +1 617-817-6595
(e) janice@zazilmediagroup.com

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Red Giant to Unveil BulletProof, A New Desktop Application for Filmmakers at NAB 2013

 

  Special VIP Press Event Hosted By Dell Computer Sets the Stage for BulletProof

and Debut of Newest Seth Worley Short Film 

 

BulletProof Designer and Renown Director, Stu Maschwitz to Present at Las Vegas SuperMeet

 

 

Portland, OR (April 1, 2013)Red Giant will unveil BulletProof, a new software application for on set footage handling, at NAB 2013 next week in Las Vegas, NV.  Designed for filmmakers, videographers and data wranglers, BulletProof bridges the gap between camera and editor. Full details will be revealed at the show.

 

In addition to its booth #SL3728 (part of the Plug In Pavillion) in the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Red Giant team will be appearing at two major events to showcase BulletProof, including:

 

  • Press Conference: Red Giant will formally unveil BulletProof at a special VIP press event hosted by Dell and presented in the Intel Booth #SL9610 on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.. The event will also highlight Red Giant and Dell’s partnership in the production and first public debut of Webby Award-winning filmmaker Seth Worley’s newest short film, Spy Vs. Guy. Seth Worley, along with Red Giant’s Aharon Rabinowitz, will debut a ‘making-of’ film, demonstrating BulletProof and its value in the production of the new short. The Red Giant team will be available during the event to provide demos of BulletProof. To reserve a seat for the press event, please contact Kevin Bourke at kbourke@bourkepr.com.

 

  • CPUG Las Vegas SuperMeet: Red Giant also announced that renowned director, filmmaker, VFX artist and the designer of BulletProof, Stu Maschwitz will be presenting on stage at the CPUG Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rio Hotel, Amazon Ballroom. During his presentation entitled “Digital Cinematography: What do we do now that we’ve won?” Stu will discuss the evolution of filmmaking trends and the inspiration behind the development of BulletProof. For more information on the SuperMeet, please visit http://supermeet.com.

 

About Red Giant 

Founded in 2002, Red Giant (www.redgiant.com) creates an ever-expanding universe of effects tools ranging from plug-in suites, applications and mobile apps to Guru Presets, free products and sharing communities. We provide software for motion design, photography and color correction that is used for everything from major motion pictures to worldwide television programming to web production. Red Giant offers the industry-leading Trapcode tools for broadcast design; Magic Bullet Suite for color correction; and over 60 products that run in After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture, Avid, Vegas, Nuke, and Avid Studio. Our effects have enhanced dozens of feature films such as Angels & Demons and The Social Network, and added sparkle to networks like NBC Universal, ESPN, Disney, CNN, Comedy Central, MTV, and TNT. Join us on Facebook (RedGiantSoftware), follow us on Twitter (@RedGiantNews) and get free content at Redgiantpeople.com.

 

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RTW Welcomes Arjen Hofland as International Sales Manager

Hofland Will Utilize His Pro Audio Experience to Further Expand the Worldwide Distribution of RTW Devices

COLOGNE, GERMANY, 1 APRIL, 2013 – RTW (NAB Booth C1844), a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to announce the appointment of Arjen Hofland as the company’s new International Sales Manager. Based at RTW’s headquarters in Cologne, Germany, Hofland will oversee all of RTW’s international sales in different regions around the world.

In its more than 45-year history, RTW has consistently experienced increasing global customer demand, especially as more countries adopt loudness regulations. In his new role, Hofland will work to further this success in markets beyond Germany and the surrounding European countries, working with current customers in South America, Canada, Australia, the Asia-Pacific regions and parts of Europe. He will also endeavour to introduce new distributors and dealers to the benefits of the RTW product line.

With his 25 years of experience in the pro audio and video industry, Hofland brings to RTW a thorough knowledge of, and familiarity with, the pro audio and broadcast industries. He has spent time at several top-tier audio and video companies in and around Europe as a manager and in other sales and technical support positions.

“With Arjen joining the RTW team, we are gaining an expert with a deep understanding of the current needs of the pro audio community, whether in the broadcast, post-production or other markets around the world,” says Mahmoud Chatah, RTW director of marketing and sales. “RTW’s current goal is to strengthen the RTW brand internationally, and we are confident that he will lend the support necessary to the RTW sales team to do this.”

For his part, Hofland is excited about coming aboard at RTW. “I am honored to join RTW, a company with such an excellent reputation and commitment to bringing its customers innovative solutions that are reliable, technologically advanced and set standards in the pro audio market,” he says. “I look forward to working with such a talented, knowledgeable group of people, as we all strive toward the common goal of maintaining and further strengthening the popularity of RTW products around the world.”

ABOUT RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s ranges of products currently include the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

As part of its expansion into the U.S. market, in 2013 RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The new office is the first U.S. location launched by RTW, showing the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks in the U.S. The new U.S. office will house all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221.

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