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NewTV Upgrades to Full HD Production for City Council Meetings with Broadcast Pix Posted: 10/08/2017

Broadcast Pix today announced Newton Media Center (NewTV), the Emmy Award-winning community media center serving Newton, Mass., upgraded its City Hall meeting coverage last spring with a new Mica 500 integrated production switcher. The PEG (public, education, government) operation was recently provided with three HD channels by RCN, and now provides full HD coverage of its city council meetings.

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Canadore College Students Produce Scoreboard Video for North Bay Battalion Hockey with Broadcast Pix Posted: 12/01/2017

Chelmsford, Massachusetts  As part of a unique partnership, students from Canadore Colleges Broadcasting and Video Production program in North Bay, Ontario, use a Broadcast Pix¢ Granite¢ 2000 integrated production switcher to provide scoreboard video coverage of the North Bay Battalion hockey team at the North Bay Memorial Gardens Sports Arena. The city owns the arena, but the Canadore staff built the control room and provides engineering services for its video equipment.

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City of Burnsville Upgrades City Council Coverage to HD with Broadcast Pix Mica Integrated Production Switcher Posted: 02/06/2016

Broadcast Pix today announced the City of Burnsville, Minn., has upgraded to a Mica 1000 integrated production switcher in its control room at City Hall to provide HD coverage of City Council meetings for its cable and online viewers. According to Marty Doll, communications coordinator, the upgrade was prompted by a desire to move to HD production as well as the need to replace the control rooms aging analog equipment.

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Valley Baptist Church Relies on FOR-A in Major Facility HD Upgrade Posted: 29/04/2016

Bakersfield, C.A.-based Valley Baptist Church built their SDI digital facility in 2005 when an HD control room wasnt an affordable option. Last year around the tenth anniversary of its video production facility, the church decided it was time for an upgrade. Valley Baptist worked with systems integrator Technical Innovations Blue Hat Design to complete the churchs major million-dollar control room transition to HD in just six days. A major component of the upgrade was a FOR-A video production package that included: the HVS-2000 switcher, MV-4200 multi-viewer, FA-505 multi-channel signal processor, MFR-5000 routing switcher and LTS-60 media archiving server.

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NAB 2016: FOR-A Booth Celebrates 45th Anniversary Highlights Cutting Edge Technologies for 4K, Sports and Live Production Environments Posted: 18/03/2016

At next months NAB Show, to be held April 16-19 in Las Vegas, FOR-A will showcase a wide range of 4K technology and key product integration solutions for every step of the video production workflow. The company will specifically focus on solutions ideal for sports, 4K and live productions, and in celebration of its 45th anniversary, will showcase a variety of solutions aligning with its show theme of FOR-A World of Possibilities in Booth C5117.

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High-End Presentation Design Firm Abracadabra Relies on FOR-A Video Switchers Posted: 04/03/2016

California-based Abracadabra Presentation Graphics, Inc. has produced its large-scale events, corporate videos and presentations with FOR-A switchers for a decade. Having had much success with two of FOR-As HVS-110 portable video switchers, the company didnt hesitate to select another FOR-A unit when they recently were in need of a larger switcher. Abracadabra chose FOR-As new HVS-2000 unit. The new switchers first big test was when Abracadabra worked with entertainment technology company, FNTech, for production of a cloud computing conference held last October in Tokyo.

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FOR-A Video Switchers Demonstrate Continued Popularity Among Houses of Worship in 2015 Posted: 10/02/2016

FOR-A announces its continued video switcher success among worship facilities of all sizes over the past year. In 2015, the company welcomed many new house of worship customers of its popular video switcher line, including the HVS-2000 (new), HVS-390HS and HVS-100/110 portable video switcher units.

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Broadcast Pix Releases Version 5.0 Software Posted: 28/01/2016

Broadcast Pix today announced the availability of its Version 5.0 software for its Granite¢ and Mica¢ integrated production switchers. The software debuts the new Virtual Studios high-end virtual set platform, adds expanded support for third-party IP-based cameras and streaming appliances, and includes the ability to correct content issues with Source Controls in real time.

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Boston Childrens Hospital Makes Mealtime Fun with Broadcast Pix Posted: 11/12/2015

In an effort to promote healthy eating for its patients and their families, Boston Childrens Hospital has recently introduced its own take on dinner and a show. About three times a month, the hospital produces a live, multi-camera cooking demonstration anchored by a Broadcast Pix¢ Mica¢ 1000 integrated production switcher.

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Event Production Co. HB Live Selects FOR-A HVS-390HS for Live Event Switching Posted: 20/11/2015

When Connecticut-based live event production services company HB Live, Inc. found themselves in need of a more robust, scalable solution to switch live events, they turned to FOR-A and invested in the compact HVS-390HS video switcher. Impressed with its price/performance ratio, HB Live has been busy putting the switcher through its paces and creating a richer experience for viewers.

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CCW 2015: FOR-A to Showcase Video Switcher, Signal Processor and Video Transmission Technology Posted: 05/11/2015

FOR-A announces plans to exhibit at the upcoming Content and Communications World (CCW) Expo, taking place November 11-12 at the Javits Convention Center in New York. The company spotlight at the event will be on its popular video switchers and signal processors. As Fujitsus exclusive North American distributor, FOR-A will also be showcasing Fujitsu encoding and decoding technology at CCW within Booth #816.

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Rental and Staging Co. Kobryn Communications Selects FOR-A Video Switcher for Flypack Use Posted: 19/10/2015

Orlando-based rental and staging company Kobryn Communications (KCI) creates durable flypack road systems for live events throughout North America. Already a FOR-A user who owns the HVS-390HS switcher, KCI recently selected FOR-As HVS-2000 as its video switcher of choice for a 3G-compliant flypack. The HVS-2000-equipped system was first put through its paces during a production in August, and KCI has been relying on the unit for productions ever since.

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FOR-A to Showcase its Video Switcher, Multi-Viewer and Signal Processor Technology at CAPER 2015 Posted: 15/10/2015

At the upcoming CAPER show, taking place October 28-30 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, FOR-Awill showcase its popular video switcher, signal processor and multi-viewer solutions. The company will also demonstrate Fujitsus encoding/decoding technology. FOR-A, who is celebrating its 45th company anniversary this month, will be located within its partner SVCs (Sistemas de Video Comunicacin) booths, C10 and C11.

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Broadcast Pix Unveils Production, Broadcast Bundles at IBC2015 Posted: 11/09/2015

Broadcast Pix today announced two special bundle sales promotions launching at IBC2015 (Stand 7.B21), which runs through Sept. 15 at Amsterdam RAI. Both bundles offer a choice of two free software options worth up to $995, including new PixPlay slow motion control, Router Control for expanded I/O, or an additional soft panel license, for use with any Broadcast Pix integrated production switcher. The Production Bundle is available with the purchase of any camera control option, while the Broadcast Bundle is included with the purchase of any VDCP server control option.

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12Stone Church Selects FOR-A HVS-100 Portable Video Switchers for Use at New Remote Campuses Posted: 31/07/2015

With a desire to reach into its surrounding communities and provide meaningful worship to its rapidly growing congregation of over 30,000 parishioners, Georgia-based 12Stone Church® sought to transform five area schools into houses of worship on Sunday mornings. One location could adapt the school gymnasiums system, but the remaining locations called for identical production systems. Long-time technology partner Technical Innovations Blue Hat Design developed a comprehensive, innovative, portable solution that provided a complete A/V/L set-up in under an hour. Key to the systems overall design was a compact video switcher that would transport easily while providing a robust variety of video production features, and FOR-As HVS-100 portable video switcher was the perfect choice.

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