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FOR-A Brings Switchers, Multi-Viewers, Encoding/Decoding, and Signal Processing Solutions to CAPER 2014

Posted by on 10/22/2014 in Client News, Press Release | 0 comments

Cypress, CA – FOR-A America will exhibit several of its video production solutions at the upcoming CAPER show. The show takes place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from October 29-31, and focuses on professional broadcast, cable, and satellite television, as well as cinema and radio markets. FOR-A will showcase its video switcher, video transmission, signal processing, and multiviewer solutions within the SVC (Sistemas de Video Comunicación) booth, C-10. FOR-A will display its HVS-390HS video switcher – a cost-effective unit that allows for versatility in video switching. The HVS-390HS is a popular choice among houses of worship, universities, public access television stations, major newsgathering organizations, government agencies and...

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KBZK and KXLF Replace Microwave Truck with JVC GY-HM650 ProHD Mobile News Cameras

Posted by on 10/21/2014 in Client News, Press Release | 0 comments

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced KBZK and KXLF, the CBS affiliates serving Montana’s Butte-Bozeman market (DMA #188), are using four JVC GY-HM650 ProHD mobile news cameras for ENG live shots on their nightly newscasts. Engineer Michael Regan said the JVC cameras have essentially replaced the station’s microwave truck for live shots, because they are more versatile and cost effective. Considered part of the same broadcast market, the two cities are about 90 miles apart and have very different audiences, according to Bryan Zehntner, technical director. Owned by Cordillera Communications, KBZK (Bozeman) and KXLF (Butte) share a studio in Bozeman and produce separate evening...

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Portland NBC Updates Lighting and Set

Posted by on 10/16/2014 in Client News, Media | 0 comments

The following article has been published on NewscastStudio. The original article can be viewed here.  Working with Advanced Broadcast Solutions, KGW-TV updated its main studios lighting package and set design in August and September. “Between the lighting and the new Planar wall, it feels like we have a new set,” said David Boyd, KGW-TV director of technology. “As expected, there were some concerns with the plan to pull out the proven incandescent lighting and install new fluorescent and LED lighting, but we were impressed with the professionalism of the installation and the finished product.” Close to 120 incandescent lights were replaced with a mix of 68 Brightline fluorescent and LED lighting instruments, which are controlled...

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ABS Refreshes KGW News Studio with Updated Lighting Package, Video Wall

Posted by on 10/15/2014 in Client News, Press Release | 0 comments

SEATAC, WA — Professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) has installed a new lighting package for the main news studio of KGW, the NBC affiliate serving Portland, Ore. (DMA #23), and provided a new nine-panel video wall system to update part the set. The Gannett-owned station went live with the new lighting on Aug. 30 and the new video wall on Sept. 22. Close to 120 incandescent lights were replaced with a mix of 68 Brightline fluorescent and LED lighting instruments, which are controlled via DMX using the station’s existing ETC lighting console. The studio is lit with daylight balanced instruments to match shots from the station’s downtown studio, which features a background with...

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PESA XSTREAM C22 Compact Streaming System Now Shipping, Delivers Customized Content Sharing Between Facilities

Posted by on 10/14/2014 in Client News, Press Release | 0 comments

Huntsville, Alabama –  PESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of professional audio and video distribution solutions, is now shipping the PESA XSTREAM C22 compact streaming system. As part of a larger hybrid broadcast system or standalone streaming appliance, the C22 allows AV professionals to compress, stream and share high-quality content. Two units can also be paired to allow bi-directional live interaction between sites. According to John T. Wright, senior vice president of sales and business development, the first C22 units have been delivered to a current PESA customer and will be used to facilitate mission critical live streaming between two geographically separated sites within the United States. “The PESA XSTREAM C22 is a...

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Broadcast Pix Welcomes Piper Digital as Manufacturer’s Rep

Posted by on 10/14/2014 in Client News, Press Release | 0 comments

Billerica, Massachusetts –  Broadcast Pix™ today announced it is working with Piper Digital, a manufacturer’s representative firm in Torrance, Calif. Based near the Hollywood and Burbank video production community, Piper Digital’s territory includes California, Arizona and Southern Nevada. Piper Digital sells broadcast, production, 3D, post production, satellite and IPTV equipment. It represents a number of manufacturers and specializes in live production, engineering, station automation, archiving and management systems. The company was founded in 1997 by Glen Thompson, who has been working in the industry since 1979. “We are very pleased to be working with Piper Digital, because they understand our business and can help...

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FOR-A to Exhibit at Several Upcoming Industry Events in the Northeastern U.S.

Posted by on 10/07/2014 in Client News, Press Release | 0 comments

Cypress, CA – FOR-A America will be on hand at a number of upcoming tradeshows in the Northeastern U.S., including the SBE 22 Expo, ACM New England and Access AV. The company will demonstrate a variety of its video production solutions at each event. The SBE 22 (Society of Broadcast Engineers, Chapter 22 Central New York) Expo takes place at Turning Stone in Verona, N.Y. on October 8th. FOR-A will showcase its HVS-XT100 portable video switcher, which comes standard with eight HD/SD-SDI inputs and four outputs, plus one HDMI output. The unit is ideal for a variety of video production applications, including live events, sports, news studios, OB vans, corporate production, as well as government and educational facilities. Another switcher...

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JVC Americas Corp. and Kenwood U.S.A. Corporation Merge U.S. Operations

Posted by on 10/02/2014 in Client News, Press Release | 0 comments

LONG BEACH, Calif.  – JVC Americas Corp. and Kenwood U.S.A. Corporation, subsidiaries of Japan-based JVCKENWOOD Corporation have merged to form a single subsidiary, JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation. The merger, effective today, is part of a global integration strategy initiated by JVCKENWOOD Corporation in 2012. The merger completes a process that was first announced in April, and is designed to enhance operating efficiencies and spur innovation throughout the company. The two entities will consolidate their business and financial resources under the new company. Commenting on the merger, Kazuhiro Aigami, President, JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation “The merger of our two companies will accelerate innovation across all divisions by the sharing of...

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Digital Nirvana Names Two Manufacturer Reps

Posted by on 09/30/2014 in Client News, Press Release | 0 comments

Fremont, CA – Digital Nirvana, developers of a media management platform for content creation, capture and delivery, has announced two new manufacturers’ representatives – Torrance, CA-based Piper Digital and A and D Avenues out of Roanoke, VA. Digital Nirvana’s Media Management Platform enables broadcasters, media and entertainment professionals to create audio/video content, capture it from multiple sources, and publish it to multiple digital platforms, while monitoring for quality and compliance. Piper Digital will spearhead sales in Southern California (with a focus on the Los Angeles market), Arizona, and Nevada; while A and D Avenues will represent the Washington, D.C. area; North and South Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia; and...

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