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Minnesota House of Representatives Modernizes Live Streams with AJA HELO Posted: 04/11/2019
Minnesota House of Representatives Modernizes Live Streams with AJA HELO

With millions of daily visitors, YouTube has become an ideal platform for government agencies to keep the public apprised of breaking legislative developments. Content traditionally reserved for public TV or meeting rooms is now increasingly being live streamed, as the Minnesota House of Representatives is showing. House Public Information Services, a non-partisan office of the Minnesota House of Representatives, broadcasts select meetings live on PBS and cable when the House is in session, but also delivers a live stream of every meeting room to YouTube, relying on AJA’s HELO to stream meeting content to potential viewers 24/7.

Looking to enhance the accessibility and quality of each stream, House Public Information ServicesEngineering Director Michael Simonds recently modernized the agency’s workflow, bringing streaming in house and upgrading image quality from SD to HD. “HD is everywhere now, and before using HELO, our feeds were downconverted from 1080i and streamed in SD to our website using a third-party service. That level of quality just wasn’t cutting it anymore, especially for the cost, but fortunately technology like HELO has made it easy and affordable to stream HD content to better cater to audience viewing habits,” shared Simonds. “With HELO, we can live stream high quality content straight to YouTube, so anyone who is interested in meetings or debates on important issues can open up the YouTube app, find the stream they want to view and tune in directly from their computers, phones or other portable devices; it’s improved the viewer experience and saved us a ton on streaming costs.”

HELO’s support for closed captioning was another key consideration in the workflow overhaul, as the office strives to be ADA compliant for the public. Latency also played a large factor in the decision. “HELO’s closed captioning support is huge and a major reason we decided to go with it,” noted Simonds. “The devices have also helped us reduce latency by nearly 90 percent– going from one minute to five seconds; that’s a noticeable improvement and perfect for the kind of talking heads content we’re covering.”

Tags: Streaming | government video | ProAV | HELO
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VITEC to Demonstrate Full Range of Streaming Solutions at Government Video Expo 2016 Posted: 29/11/2016
VITEC to Demonstrate Full Range of Streaming Solutions at Government Video Expo 2016
VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced it will exhibit the latest version of its IPTV solution along with its award-winning portable and end-to-end streaming appliances at Government Video Expo in booth 510 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., from Dec. 7-8.
Tags: VITEC | Streaming Solutions | Government Video Expo 2016 | MGW Pico TOUGH | MGW Ace Encoder
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Tightrope Media Systems Launching Next-Generation Cablecast Flex Video Servers at 2016 NAB Show Posted: 13/04/2016
Tightrope Media Systems Launching Next-Generation  Cablecast Flex Video Servers at 2016 NAB Show

Tightrope Media Systems is using the 2016 NAB Show (April 18-21, Las Vegas Convention Center) as the launch pad for Cablecast Flex, a new generation of multi-format video servers in the popular Cablecast broadcast automation family. Debuting in booth SL4228 at the show, Cablecast Flex servers combine the proven reliability and rich feature set of Tightropes earlier Cablecast SX series with higher channel density, flexible configurability and increased performance. The Cablecast Flex platform also provides a powerful foundation for future Cablecast automation software enhancements. 

Tags: tightrope media systems | cablecast | 2016 NAB Show | servers | automation | broadcast | cable | community tv | PEG channel | government video | NAB 2016 | NAB 2016
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PESA Earns New JITC Certification for Video Distribution System Posted: 20/11/2015
PESA Earns New JITC Certification for Video Distribution System

PESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of streaming, routing, and AV integration products, today announced the U.S. Department of Defense has renewed the companys certification of its Video Distribution System (VDS) solution for command and control operating environments for three years. The renewal, which already included several Cheetah large-scale digital routers, includes a new certification under the Unified Capabilities Requirements (UCR) 2013 standards that adds PESA 4K I/O cards. PESA will showcase its VDS solution at the 2015 Government Video Expo (Booth 329), which runs Dec. 2-3 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Tags: PESA | video distribution system | VDS | GV Expo | Government Video Expo | AV integration | digital routers
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FOR-A to Showcase Video Switcher and amp; Signal Processing Technology at GV Expo 2014 Posted: 01/12/2014
FOR-A to Showcase Video Switcher and amp; Signal Processing Technology at GV Expo 2014

At this weeks Government Video Expo, held December 3-4 at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., FOR-A America will display several of its popular video switcher and signal processing equipment. The company will exhibit within the Communications Engineering, Inc. (CEI) booth, #401.

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PESA Showcases Streaming Solutions, JITC-Certified Distribution Gear at GV Expo Posted: 20/11/2014
PESA Showcases Streaming Solutions, JITC-Certified Distribution Gear at GV Expo

PESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of professional audio and video distribution solutions, will showcase its PESA Xstream family of streaming appliances, PESA Live app for iOS and Android smart devices, U.S. Department of Defense approved Video Distribution System (VDS) components, Cheetah 4K routers and field upgrade kits, and live production programmable remote control panels at Government Video Expo, which runs Dec. 3-4, 2014, in Washington, D.C. (Booth 429).

Tags: PESA | streaming | 4K | DoD | live production | Xstream | GV Expo | Government Video | compact streaming | PESA Live | video distribution | C22 | AV professionals | routers
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Suburban Community Channels Serves Local Viewers with Tightrope Media Systems Posted: 10/07/2014
Suburban Community Channels Serves Local Viewers with Tightrope Media Systems

Many Community TV broadcasters across the United States rely on Tightrope Media Systems to simplify multichannel scheduling and playout, but one Minneapolis-area broadcaster is leveraging the full Tightrope portfolio to establish meaningful community connections beyond master control.

Suburban Community Channels has been the Community TV and media resource connection for the northeast Minneapolis/St. Paul suburbs for more than 30 years, delivering 17 physical channels from its facility.  As the local cable franchise authority for Comcast, the PEG broadcaster delivers eight channels of programming across 12 municipalities, including discrete government channels for each community.  Suburban Community Channels populates its remaining channels with a variety of imported and locally produced content, the latter of which includes live broadcasts of high school sports. 

Tags: tightrope media systems | zeplay | cablecast | carousel | digital signage | cable | government video | PEG channels | comcast | broadcast | community TV | master control | servers | automation | sports | instant replay | minnesota | production. playout
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Minneapolis Area TV Network Expands PEG Channel Infrastructure with Tightrope Cablecast Servers Posted: 21/05/2014
Minneapolis Area TV Network Expands PEG Channel Infrastructure with Tightrope Cablecast Servers

Cablecast NWCT channels are carried by Comcast, which reaches more than 75,000 cable households in the northwest suburbs of Minneapolis. Channel 16 carries live and replayed video of city council and other meetings from city halls throughout the area. The channel also carries video programming specifically produced for each city by NWCT staff. The Tightrope solutions allow Channel 16 to efficiently narrowcast this programming, enabling residents to see meetings and other important information relevant to their municipalities without overtaxing server capacity. 

Tags: tightrope media systems | carousel | cablecast | government video | community media | PEG TV | cable TV | broadcast | servers | automation | minneapolis | digital signage
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City of Edina Automates Local HD SD PEG Channels with Tightrope Cablecast Posted: 29/04/2014
City of Edina Automates Local HD SD PEG Channels with Tightrope Cablecast

Edina Community Channel 16 in Minnesota recently became the states first Public Access-Educational-Government (PEG) channel to broadcast in HD on Comcast cable systems, with technology from Tightrope Media Systems supporting the transition and new production workflow.  

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Tightrope Media Systems Adds Cloud Streaming Applications to Cablecast Posted: 02/04/2014
Tightrope Media Systems Adds Cloud Streaming Applications to Cablecast

Tightrope Media Systems is increasing the quality of experience for local cable access station viewers with new multiplatform streaming solutions to support live and on-demand content, including TV programs and local government meetings. At the 2014 NAB Show (Las Vegas Convention Center, April 7-10, Booth, Tightrope Booth C6508), Tightrope will introduce new cloud-streaming solutions and legislative software integration within its Cablecast server and automation products, extending capabilities without increasing workload for station operators.

Tags: tightrope media systems | broadcast | cable | cablecast | government | open media foundation | open media project | OMP | government video | video on demand | VOD | live streaming | streaming media | servers | automation | NAB | NAB 2014 | NAB 2014
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FOR-As FT-ONE 4K Camera Awarded 2013 Government Video Salute, Used for NASA Space Launch Posted: 14/01/2014
FOR-As FT-ONE 4K Camera Awarded 2013 Government Video Salute, Used for NASA Space Launch

FOR-As FT-ONE full 4K variable frame rate camera was awarded a 2013 Government Video Salute Award. Presented by Government Video magazine, the awards honor the 10 most innovative products on the Government Video Expo show floor. GV Expo was held last month at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Tags: FOR-A | NASA | Government Video | GV Expo | government technology | 4K | 4K technology | cameras | 4K camera | FT-ONE | awards
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FOR-As HVS-390HS Production Switcher Provides Value and Flexibility to Diverse New Customer Roster Posted: 19/12/2013
FOR-As HVS-390HS Production Switcher Provides Value and Flexibility to Diverse New Customer Roster

Compact and cost efficient, FOR-As HVS-390HS video production switcher has proven itself ideal for a wide variety of applications. First introduced last year at NAB, current customers of the 1 M/E to 2 M/E switcher include houses of worship, universities, public access television stations, major newsgathering organizations, government agencies and network news stations.

Located in the heart of Lower Manhattan, Trinity Church, a historic Episcopal house of worship, recently purchased the HVS-390HS as the center of its new control room. Trinity Church regularly webcasts worship services, concerts, and The Trinity Church control room conferences from its iconic Manhattan church, and estimates that the switcher will be used for 450-500 events throughout the course of a year.

Tags: FOR-A | production switcher | video switchers | government video production | newsgathering | public access | houses of worship | church production | FOR-A HVS-390HS
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FOR-A to Exhibit at Upcoming Government Video Expo Posted: 20/11/2013
FOR-A to Exhibit at Upcoming Government Video Expo

FOR-A will demo several products at next months Government Video Expo, which takes place December 3-5 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The company will exhibit in booth #807 and show switcher, multi-viewer, video stabilizer and video clip server technology.

Tags: FOR-A | GV Expo | Government Video | video production | production switchers | clip server | multiviewers | video stabilizers
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PESA Xstream Multi-Path IP Streaming Appliance Among PESA Product Highlights at GV Expo Posted: 19/11/2013
PESA Xstream Multi-Path IP Streaming Appliance Among PESA Product Highlights at GV Expo

PESA, a leading U.S.-based custom design and manufacturing company for professional audio and video signal distribution, will showcase the PESA Xstream multi-path IP streaming appliance at Government Video Expo 2013 (Booth 719), which runs Dec. 4-5 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The company will also showcase its new easyPORT¢ modules for HDMI transport, Vidblox 2K DVI dual link extenders, and 4K routing switcher.

Tags: PESA | PESA Xstream | HDMI transport | 4K | routing switcher | Government Video | GV Expo | video distribution | signal distribution
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Adorama Heads to Government Video Expo 2012 Delivers Production Presentations Featuring Sony, Canon and More Posted: 26/11/2012
Adorama Heads to Government Video Expo 2012 | Delivers Production Presentations Featuring Sony, Canon and More

Adorama (www.adorama.com), the leading supplier of pro video, photographic and consumer electronics products, today announced its presence at the Government Video Expo, to be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC from November 28 29. As part of its commitment to the public sector, Adorama, a government contract holder and schedule partner, will have representatives onsite in booth 353 to provide attendees with the latest information on its GSA program, products, and services. In addition, Adorama product professionals will showcase a wide-range of professional video gear including the new Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera, Canons C100 and C300 series, and Sonys PMW200 and brand new EA50UH cameras.

Tags: Adorama | Camera | Camera Accessories | Government Video Expo | Pro AV | Pro Video | Video | Trade Show | Upcoming Events | Conference | Sony
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