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Testronic Opens Groundbreaking Virtual Reality Test Center in U.S.

      BURBANK, Calif. (July 28, 2016) – Testronic (www.testroniclabs.com), the leader in quality assurance (QA), localization services and compliance, has unveiled a dedicated virtual reality (VR) test center in its U.S. headquarters in Burbank, California. The VR test center opened in the company’s 1st Street office this week, making it the second VR testing location launched by Testronic this year with a successful operation already up and running in Warsaw, Poland. The VR centers further bolster the full-service QA testing services that Testronic has offered to studios, content holders, and game developers for nearly 20 years. “A great ...

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OffAbbot And No Slate Productions Take Viewers On 360 VR Road Trip With Hall Of Famer/Classic Car Collector Reggie Jackson

VENICE, CA – OffAbbot, the immersive storytelling studio and their partner company NoSlate Productions teamed up with SAP Anywhere and virtual reality filmmaker Matt Celia, to ride along with baseball Hall of Famer, classic car collector and founder of Reggie’s Garage, Reggie Jackson. The new, immersive short gives viewers a one-of-a-kind 360 VR look at his jaw-dropping classic car collection and learn about his vision for his growing business. The VR piece not only provides viewers with the opportunity to explore his collection, but lets you ride shotgun with Reggie as he details the history of his classic 1955 Chevy, ...

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Pixar Animation Studios Open Sources Universal Scene Description

Pixar Animation Studios announced today the official open source release of Universal Scene Description (USD), technology used for the interchange of 3D graphics data through various digital content creation (DCC) tools. USD provides an effective and scalable solution for the complex workflows of CG film and game industry studios. “We believe that being open with our technology and sharing it with our peers in the industry is how we can best continue to drive innovation,” says Ed Catmull, President, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. “It’s in that spirit that we’re happy to be opening up USD.” With this initial release, Pixar is opening ...

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Wohler’s Low-Cost Audio Monitors Now Available

SAN FRANCISCO, JULY 28, 2016 – Wohler Technologies, leading manufacturer of video, audio and data monitoring solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of the affordable AMP1-8-M dual input SDI 8-channel audio monitor and AMP1-2SDA 2-channel audio monitor. With the AMP1-8-M and AMP1-2SDA, Wohler is providing unprecedented access to its advanced audio monitoring technology at an aggressive price point. Stop by the HHB Communications Ltd. stand (8.D56) during IBC 2016, to see a range of Wohler’s latest monitoring technologies. “For a long time customers have been asking for a world-class Wohler monitoring solution that is easy to use while being ...

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QLS Archive Plug-In for Square Box Systems’ CatDV Now Integrated With Quantum Lattus Object Storage

WARWICK, U.K. — July 27, 2016 — Square Box Systems, the company behind the industry-leading CatDV media asset management system, today announced that the QLS Archive plug-in for CatDV is now integrated with the Lattus object storage system from Quantum. CatDV users can now benefit from Lattus’ object storage capabilities in a policy-driven, tiered environment powered by Quantum’s StorNext workflow storage platform. The result is a robust disaster recovery solution that can support high-resolution media workflows and transcontinental collaboration during normal operation as well as production continuity during disaster situations. “QLS Archive for CatDV has long supported StorNext. It’s a ...

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ADB and ContentWise partner for personalised recommendations

·       graphyne2 integrates personalized recommendations from ContentWise to reduce churn and increase ARPU ·       Partnership with ContentWise will equip ADB pay-TV customers with the tools required to compete against OTT rivals 28th July 2016– Geneva, Switzerland – ADB, a leading provider of solutions and services for media convergence, has today announced that it has partnered with ContentWise, the personalization, discovery, analytics and metadata expert, to integrate personalized recommendation capabilities into its recently launched next-generation personal TV software platform, graphyne2. The newly launched graphyne2 platform, which is due to be debuted at IBC 2016, is a feature-rich client device and backend ...

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Platinum Blondes now available for rentals in L.A.

Chico, CA – Photon Beard announced today that they have concluded an agreement with FM Grip & Lighting Inc. in San Fernando to rent out Photon Beard’s Platinum Blondes – a 1,200 Watt HMI in the familiar and well-loved package of a traditional Blonde. FM Grip will be providing full kits, including the highly rated Power Gems high-speed ballasts. The Platinum Blonde fills a niche for a high output Daylight source without the size, weight and cost normally associated with HMI fixtures. Usable in a wide variety of applications, it is particularly effective as a bounce light. Pete Challinger, VP ...

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Bannister Lake Software Introduces Super Ticker Community for Public Submission of Broadcast Data

New offering complements and extends renowned Super Ticker data aggregation solution, providing a publicly-accessible information submission portal CAMBRIDGE, ON, Canada, July 28, 2016 – Bannister Lake Software today announced Super Ticker Community, a public-use variant of the company’s highly-regarded Super Ticker data aggregation solution for broadcasting and information display. Complementing Super Ticker’s proven ease and efficiency in managing automated data feeds from premium third-party sources, the cloud-based Super Ticker Community provides a publicly-accessible portal for the submission of information such as school closings, special events, local sports scores, public interest announcements and more. Bannister Lake’s Super Ticker software is used ...

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Massive HALO partner solution extends availability of industry’s first Video App Server technology

IBC 2016 launch will build on successful 2015 debut of industry leading Massive AXIS UI solution to make Video Apps easier to roll out, dynamically update and manage across any device Massive HALO Video UI solution leverages core Massive technologies in a new product conceived specifically to allow OVPs, System Integrators and others to bring greater user experiences to their solutions and enable their own vertically integrated, multi-device video platforms Combined power of Massive HALO and qualified partners’ preferred technologies will create previously unheard-of opportunities for mid-tier content owner and operator customers to address the growing global consumer demand for subscription and ...

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New research highlights the power of personalised ad insertion.

London 28th July 2016: Research commissioned by Dynamic Ad Insertion specialist Yospace has revealed that 78% of live online TV viewers are more likely to take notice if ads are targeted and relevant to them personally and that those ads will prompt positive action from audiences. The research conducted by Censuswide gauges the current appetite and attitudes towards advertising in the online world, and showed that 55% would be very likely or likely to look online for a product from targeted ads and 78% would look in store for a product. One of the strongest themes from the research, carried ...

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JVC Demonstrates New ProHD Camera with Built-in IFB, Plus Streaming and Fiber Options at TAB 2016

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will demonstrate its video-over-IP technologies, including the JVC Private MESH Video Network, and new studio fiber system at the Texas Association of Broadcasters 63rd Annual Convention & Trade Show (Booth #56), which runs Aug. 10-11, 2016, at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin. Texas. The company will also showcase its new GY-HM660 ProHD mobile news camcorder with integrated IFB audio channels and its new DT-N series of ProHD broadcast studio LCD monitors. “Video-over-IP has become a reality for broadcasters, and JVC offers the ProHD camerareliable technology to improve ...

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Legendary Broadcast Studio Lighting

DALLAS – July 27, 2016 – PrimeTime Lighting sustains a legacy of manufacturing broadcast studio lights with superior performance, lasting durability and constructed by craftsman with top-quality materials. The company originated in 1975 as an advanced solar energy collection manufacturer and was founded by Gus Hutchison, legendary race car driver and engineer. Hutchison designed and manufactured solar collection systems for NASA satellites and space stations. He applied his superior reflector technology and evolved the company into an engineering and broadcast light manufacturing organization in 1995. His designs continue to be widely used in television studios and were originally branded as KW/2 ...

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Veset will feature latest Nimbus Cloud Playout solution at IBC 2016

IBC 2016, Stand 8.D31 – At IBC 2016, pioneering broadcast technology provider Veset will showcase its completely re-designed Nimbus platform, a versatile, powerful, and fully cloud-based ingest, storage, and playout solution that now includes provisions for live event management. By leveraging the resources of Amazon Web Service’s S3 and EC2, Veset’s new Nimbus provides virtually unlimited possibilities for broadcasters to create, manage, or run test channels with no client-side hardware investment. Nimbus’s new self–service capabilities enable Veset clients to launch new full-time channels in a matter of hours and quickly create part-time channels for special events. Veset’s software-as-a-service approach not ...

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Foccus Digital announces the Soliton Smart-telecaster Zao was selected by TV Record for mobile broadcast operations

TV Record in São Paulo cited cost efficient transmission and high quality as the decisive factors for selecting the Soliton Smart-telecaster Zao H.265 mobile encoder after three months of laboratory and field tests.  At the end of 2015, a RFP was announced where several mobile encoders underwent technical and comparative tests.  The selection criteria included the HD transmission performance, total weight for mobility, ease of operation, support, and audio quality among others.  The Smart-telecaster Zao encoder excelled in each category offering an excellent cost-beneficial solution, with robust transmission over mobile networks 3G/4G/WiFi.  United States affiliate Record News International based in ...

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