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Universal Electronics Introduces New Cloud-Based Platform to Unify Entertainment Control and Home Automation Experiences

Enschede, The Netherlands, January 3, 2019 – Universal Electronics Inc., (UEI) (NASDAQ: UEIC), the worldwide leader in universal control and sensing technologies for the smart home, today announced that it will be introducing a new platform for the Connected Home at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV, which kicks off on January 8, 2019.   Nevo® Butler is an end-to-end voice-enabled smart home hub with a built-in white label digital assistant that promises to unify the entertainment control (AV) and home automation (IoT) to enhance the in-home experience, enabling interoperability across fragmented ecosystems. Built-in entertainment control capabilities ...

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WOIO Improves Coverage of Breaking News for Web Viewers with JVC ProHD Studio 4000

WAYNE, NJ (Jan. 3, 2019) – Live streaming of breaking news is nothing new in the Cleveland-Akron market (DMA #19), but WOIO wanted to provide its viewers with more than just a video feed. In December, the Raycom Media-owned CBS affiliate began using its new ProHD Studio 4000 live production and streaming studio from JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, to provide a scaled-down, cost-effective version of its full control room for its OTT media platforms. “We saw it as a way to drive our OTT with a control room-type look that would not require a control ...

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TF1 Choses Axon’s Cerebrum Software For Router Control

When French broadcaster TF1 began looking for a control system to manage its new distributed router, there was only one product on the market that could meet all its requirements – Axon Digital Design’s Cerebrum Master Control Software. This customizable control and monitoring system, which is fast becoming the control solution of choice for many of the world’s top broadcasters, offered the advanced functionality and broad range of features that TF1 needed to manage its audio/video processing, multiviewer and tally/UMD management. Cyril Bernard, TF1’s Support & System Manager, says: “When we planned to replace our traditional central router with a ...

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DPA Microphones Appoints Thomas Frederiksen As Vice President of Sales For The APAC Region

DPA Microphones has announced the appointment of Thomas Frederiksen as its new Vice President of Sales for the APAC region. As a Danish national with extensive experience of living and working in the Far East, Frederiksen is ideally placed to head up DPA’s regional office in Hong Kong, which was opened in 2013 to support the company’s sales partners throughout Asia. Commenting on his appointment, DPA’s CEO Kalle Hidvt Nielsen says: “I am very pleased to have Thomas on board. APAC is a very important region for DPA. I know that, with his strong background in the pro audio market ...

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MOD Begins 2019 on a High

Boutique VFX studio shifts into expansion mode as two recent music video projects earn Grammy nominations. ATLANTA—MOD is firing on all cylinders. The boutique visual effects studio has moved into a spacious, new, bungalow-style facility and two of its recent projects, the Travis Scott video Sicko Mode and Jay Rock’s Win¸ have earned Grammy nominations for their music. With several high-profile advertising and music projects currently in-house, Les Umberger, the studio’s creative director and visual effects supervisor, expects the momentum to carry through to 2019 and beyond, translating into further growth and more ground breaking work. “We’re bidding against the ...

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Sound Lounge Celebrates 20 Years of Incredible Sound

Independent studio continues to grow by making the sound business a pleasure. NEW YORK—Twenty years ago, Sound Lounge was born out of a desire to create something that did not exist in the audio post-production community. Tom Jucarone, Peter Holcomb and Marshall Grupp imagined an artist-owned studio that put a premium on excellence in everything related to sound, but with a laid-back, friendly vibe. It would be a studio packed to the rafters with state-of-the-art gear, a place where they could work at a high level and nurture the next generation of sound talent, but also a “home” where they ...

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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Takes Movie Sound to a New Dimension in Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse

Culver City, Calif.–Sound production for Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animations’ feature film Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse, which has received critical acclaim including a Golden Globe nomination and a New York Film Critics Circle win for “Best Animated Feature” and a Los Angeles Film Critics Association win for “Best Animation,” was completed on the Sony Pictures studio lot in Culver City. Heading the project were award-winning Supervising Sound Editors Geoffrey G. Rubay and Curt Schulkey and Re-Recording Mixers Michael Semanick and Tony Lamberti. Their charge was to deliver a soundtrack as innovative, richly-textured and engrossing as the film’s groundbreaking, revolutionary ...

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taxi Mercedes Benz company featured on

Mercedes class V 250 AMG will be featured in a soon be recorded videoclip of popular band ILLUMENIUM. The vehicle, which runs at 190 horse power, with 7 speed automatic dual clutch, with shifters on both sides, featuring a 19 inch wheels signed by AMG and a long of exras like aerodynamics fron and rear spoiler, will be used on some scene on Barcelona city. The taxi mercedes benz in question, comes from the company with the same name, located on the center of Barcelona, close to Sagrada Familia. So if you plan to travel to or from Barcelona El ...

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The Lightpower Collection to Showcase Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Defining Moments from Legendary Photographer Neal Preston at The 2019 NAMM Show

Proceeds from sales of Preston’s prints, books to benefit Behind The Scenes and NAMM Foundation charities Famed rock ‘n’ roll photographer and author Neal Preston has spent decades capturing rock’s most pivotal moments and the personalities who have defined music and pop culture. For over 40 years, Preston has toured with the likes of Led Zeppelin, The Who, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen, among others, and through his work in TV and film, has amassed one of the largest and legendary archives in music photography. This photo collection has traveled the world, and showcased in Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, and now, ...

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Roland Expands Video Products Team with Chris Wissinger

Roland’s commitment to the professional A/V market is further bolstered with Wissinger’s appointment to head global video product marketing Roland announces the appointment of Chris Wissinger to the key position of Global Strategic Product Marketing, Manager for Video. Wissinger will report to Christian Delfino, Director Global Strategic Product Marketing, who made the announcement. Wissinger, a Dallas resident, began his career as a video technician for The Walt Disney Corporation, followed by work with Christie Digital, assisting movie theaters in the transition to installed digital projection technologies. Over the past ten years, Wissinger has worked as Director of Video for PSAV, ...

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AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio 2019 Covers the Spectrum with Entertainment Wireless and In-Ear Monitoring Academies

Live sound professionals to share best practices for implementing wireless and personal monitoring technologies in live production The AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio is set to demystify the full spectrum of wireless audio technologies and techniques with the return of the Entertainment Wireless Academy and In-Ear Monitoring Academy. AES@NAMM events, organized in topical Academies, offer a variety of educational opportunities led by top industry professionals, providing career-building insights and training for attendees at all experience levels. AES@NAMM takes place during The 2019 NAMM Show, January 24 – 27 in Anaheim, CA, in the NAMM U Education Center in ...

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Focusrite Scarlett Interface Employed as a Key Component for the Podcast Engineering School and Show

Chris Curran is leading the charge to make high sonic quality the standard for the burgeoning podcasting industry and Focusrite’s Scarlett interfaces are key to that mission As both staff and a freelance producer/engineer at leading New York City studios like The Hit Factory and Quad Recording in the 1990s, Chris Curran has accrued credits on recordings for artists such as Foreigner, Ice Cube, Jeff Buckley, Philip Bailey and many others. Curran discovered a passion for podcasting several years ago, and as a podcaster and educator he has brought that deep knowledge and technical understanding to the podcasting world. After ...

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Multigenerational Workforce Vital But Needs Attention, Support

“There’s the difference between us. You believe in friendship, I believe in leverage.” Amanda Waller, “Suicide Squad,” DC Entertainment, 2016   Recently we stumbled on an article regarding a 69-year-old Dutchman who had petitioned the court to legally list himself as being 20 years younger.   The doctor said he had the body of a younger man, he said he feels 45 and if transgender folks can change their birth certificates, why can’t he?   He felt the change would open new dating and job opportunities but the court said nope…you can’t turn the clock back.   But, he may ...

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Clear-Com FreeSpeak II Performs Flawlessly in the Rain and Snow for Garth Brooks at Notre Dame

Garth Brooks made history on October 20, 2018 by being the first non-football event to be held at the University of Notre Dame’s famed Notre Dame Stadium in Indiana. The in-the-round concert is scheduled to air as a prime-time TV special called “Garth: Live at Notre Dame!” on CBS on December 2, 2018. Audio Intercom Services provided the Clear-Com® FreeSpeak II wireless intercom system for the Brooks’ production team and the television crew, covering an extremely large area and performing flawlessly despite rain and snow. Brooks’ entire world tour setup was used for the event, but there was initial skepticism ...

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Black Box at ISE 2019

At the ISE 2019, Black Box will showcase reliable, high-performance solutions for modern IP-based and 4K AV visualisation and distribution. The company will highlight its extensive portfolio of products and its ability to tailor highly individual pro AV systems, informed by decades of experience and backed by an extensive international team of skilled application engineers. Experts from Black Box will demo solutions for conference rooms and education, digital signage, and control rooms. Radian Flex™ Software-Based Video Wall Processing Platform Radian Flex™ is a fully software-based video wall processing platform that delivers the future-proof flexibility and scalability essential in digital signage, ...

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Mars 2020 Rover to Capture Sound on the Red Planet for the First Time Ever with DPA Microphones

ALLEROED, DENMARK, DECEMBER 20, 2018 – In February 2021, NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet. The spacecraft will have the capability to capture imagery and sound as the Mars 2020 vehicle descends through the Martian atmosphere and lands on the surface of Mars. To capture sounds from the Red Planet for the first time ever, the Mars 2020 Rover will be outfitted with a selection of equipment from DPA Microphones.   DPA’s d:dicate™ 4006 Omnidirectional Microphone will capture the high-quality audio while the MMA-A Digital Audio Interface will be used to record and ...

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Dish TV deploys MediaKind AVP Video Processing Platform to enhance viewing experience for its customers

December 20, 2018 Dish TV deploys MediaKind AVP Video Processing Platform to enhance viewing experience for its customers DishTV India Limited selects MediaKind to replace its entire headend infrastructure and cater towards the direct-to-home operations of its brands-DishTV and D2H Deployment of AVP 4000 platform, which is part of the Aquila family of solutions in the MediaKind Universe portfolio, to enhance the viewing experience for 23.5 million DishTV subscribers in India Unlocks the potential to meet today’s consumer demands for access to high quality media content MediaKind, a global media technology leader, today announces thatDishTV, the largest direct-to-home (DTH) service ...

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Independent Tests by Technical University of Munich Confirm ChyronHego’s TRACAB Optical Tracking System Is One of the World’s Most Accurate

STOCKHOLM — Dec. 20, 2018 — ChyronHego today announced that its TRACAB Optical Tracking System, the world’s leading technology for tracking players and balls within competition sports, achieved the highest accuracy results of any comparable system based upon scientific tests conducted by the Technical University of Munich, which is highly regarded for its research in the field of motion capture. The tests, commissioned jointly by ChyronHego and the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga (German Football League), were designed to measure the accuracy of the systems for collecting data during play — a capability that has implications for physical and tactical coaching, ...

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