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Motion Path and Zenapptic.ai Launch UpRoar Live Aimed at Creating Interactive Fan Experiences in Sports and Entertainment Posted: 26/06/2020
Motion Path and Zenapptic.ai Launch UpRoar Live  Aimed at Creating Interactive Fan Experiences in Sports and Entertainment

Motion Path, a world leader in augmented reality and real-time broadcast graphic design, and Zenapptic.ai, a developer of virtual interactive experiences, today announced the launch of UpRoar Live!, a groundbreaking solution designed to bring back the excitement of live events.

 

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Draxxon Designs New Mobile Virology Testing Center With Yamaha CS-700 Video Sound Bar Posted: 24/06/2020
Draxxon Designs New Mobile Virology Testing Center With Yamaha CS-700 Video Sound Bar and trade;

Yamaha Unified Communications CS-700 Video Sound Bar™ is now an integral solution within the new DX-1000 Advanced Virology Testing Platform (AVTP) from Draxxon, a leading mobile command center equipment manufacturer. Designed to provide an instantaneous response during COVID-19 and similar outbreaks/events, the AVTP is a self-contained, easy-to-operate mobile testing truck. The CS-700 AV collaboration device allows medical personnel working at rapid testing sites to interact with each other inside and outside the unit safely while speeding up setup, operation, and data collection.

 

 

Tags: Yamaha UC | Draxxon | Video | Sound Bar | COVID-19 | Virology | Testing
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VITEC Launches Secure Gateway for Anytime, Anywhere IP Contribution and Distribution Posted: 18/06/2020
VITEC Launches Secure Gateway for Anytime, Anywhere IP Contribution and Distribution

VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced its new MGW ChannelLink IP distribution gateway. Designed for broadcast, corporate, and government, the appliance acts as a central hub where IP channels from the field can be received and reliably retransmitted live over any IP network. It can receive a large number of input streams and translate them into a multicast or unicast MPEG Transport Stream over UDP (UDP TS) or an SRT-protected stream.

 

Tags: VITEC | MGW | ChannelLink | IP | Live Streaming
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Bannister Lake to Be Represented by US-Based Sales Organization, Media Technology Group Posted: 26/05/2020
Bannister Lake to Be Represented by US-Based Sales Organization, Media Technology Group

Bannister Lake announced today that the company has entered into a nonexclusive representation agreement with Akron, Ohio-based broadcast sales organization Media Technology Group (MTG). MTG will showcase Bannister Lake's Chameleon product to the broadcast industry and participate in co-marketing ventures.

Chameleon is an industry-leading software solution used to manage real-time data and populate graphic templates for news tickers, election results, financial data, wagering, and other applications. The same product also drives on-air branding by leveraging real-time data to power snipes, bugs, promos, and "coming up next" boards. Chameleon's RESTful API allows data to be reformatted and strategically distributed to broadcast graphic engines, HTML5, online, and mobile applications.

 

Tags: Bannister Lake | Media Technology Group | MTG | Chameleon | Broadcast
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Bannister Lake to Launch Webinar Series Focusing on Its Chameleon Real-Time Data Aggregation and Management Solution Posted: 23/04/2020
Bannister Lake to Launch Webinar Series Focusing on Its Chameleon Real-Time Data Aggregation and Management Solution

Bannister Lake is pleased to announce today that it will be presenting a series of casual, 30-minute Chameleon product education webinars over a three-week period beginning on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Each Tuesday at 2 p.m. Eastern / 11 a.m. Pacific, Bannister Lake will showcase Chameleon's unique feature set directed at broadcast, web, and digital signage professionals.

Chameleon is a multi-module, web-based, real-time data management solution popular in the broadcast, OTT, and signage sectors. It is used to create custom news tickers, launch automated information channels, track and visualize election results, manage snipes and branding elements, and much more.

The product also includes Chameleon Designer, a powerful template design and data connection tool. Chameleon Designer serves as a unique, single solution to build projects that can be simultaneously used on NDI, SDI, or web platforms.

 

Tags: Bannister Lake | Webinar | Chameleon | OTT | Chameleon Designer
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Bannister Lakes Chameleon Powers Real-Time Data for Global News OTT Channels Posted: 16/04/2020
Bannister Lakes Chameleon Powers Real-Time Data for Global News OTT Channels

Bannister Lake announced today that its Chameleon real-time data management product is being used to support the Global Television Network's new OTT initiatives. Chameleon is used to control and customize a variety of news, weather, and financial data feeds as well as to manage advertising and promotional content. Global News has launched one national and four regional OTT streams providing viewers with live, 24/7 news and information.

Bannister Lake provided Global Television with a suite of software products, including its Chameleon Web Player, that renders national and localized ticker content for each channel. Also included is the Chameleon Branding Player that displays ads for each channel while generating as-run logs. The project represents revolutionary new approaches that are more efficient and cost-effective when rendering HTML5 graphics for overlay in streams. Instead of rendering graphics using traditional graphic engines, costing tens of thousands of dollars, rendering is performed by inexpensive Raspberry Pi 4 computers.

The Global Television Network is a long-time client of Bannister Lake and uses Chameleon in a wide variety of ways to extend its editorial and business reach. The product is used daily to control and populate data-driven graphics for local morning shows and as an aggregator and distributor of news content for the network's digital signage initiatives. Bannister Lake also provides Global with an industry-leading election solution that allows producers to track real-time results, make race calls, build graphic playlists, and distribute custom election data to any endpoint.

Tags: Bannister Lake | Chameleon | Global News Network | OTT | Chameleon Web Player | Chameleon Branding Player
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VuWall Offers AV IT Integrators and Consultants Free Project Design Services Posted: 02/04/2020
VuWall Offers AV IT Integrators and Consultants Free Project Design Services

VuWall, a leader in video wall control systems, is furthering its sales and support during the COVID-19 crisis in order to help partners deliver much-needed video wall solutions in control rooms and collaboration rooms. To accelerate the design process of video wall projects, the company is offering AV/IT integrators and consultants free project design services that include conceptual drawings and block diagrams.

"During this time, we recognize how challenging it can be to quickly mobilize and create a visualization system that taps into the information companies need most," said Paul Vander Plaetse, CEO at VuWall "Our interoperable ecosystem of products allows us to design visualization solutions that fast-track deployment, helping our integrators cut costs by reducing the time they spend designing projects and being on-site for installations."

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the growing demand for visualization solutions within security monitoring centers, traffic surveillance, emergency response centers, and facility monitoring and control centers. The sudden need for remote work has created a technology shift for visualization tools in control rooms and collaboration rooms. As integrators and consultants are faced with this immediate demand, VuWall is ready to assist and educate them on how to adapt to the changing ways that end users are now working. The company is also using its expertise to design video wall projects and ensure they launch quickly and efficiently. VuWall's customer experience team is dedicated to providing a consistent, personal, and customized offering to clients throughout the entire process, from the design phase to commissioning. In addition, VuWall will offer online CTS certified training to qualified integrators and consultants who wish to design their own projects.

More information on VuWall and its full line of solutions is available at www.vuwall.com. 

 

Tags: VuWall | AV Integrators | IT Integrators | Video Wall Projects | Design Services
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VuWall Responds to COVID-19 With Free Visualization Tool to Help Coordinators on the Front Lines Posted: 24/03/2020
VuWall Responds to COVID-19 With Free Visualization Tool to Help Coordinators on the Front Lines

As the current situation caused by COVID-19 remains fluid, managing the overflow of information has become a complex challenge. VuWall is looking to partner with those who are on the front lines working to keep communities safe and healthy by offering its VuWall2 visualization tool as a free download, allowing organizations to create a temporary video wall solution.

"In this time of crisis, coordination teams within municipalities, newsrooms, and healthcare facilities are actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and managing response efforts. These decision-makers need to access all kinds of information in order to make fast decisions and share information with their colleagues and in some cases, the public," said Paul Vander Plaetse, CEO at VuWall. "We hope that by offering our VuWall2 for no cost as a way to create a temporary emergency video wall control center, we can aid key organizations in managing this influx of data and help keep people informed. We want to assist as many organizations as possible, which is why we will be offering first come, first served setup and support."

Tags: VuWall | COVID-19 | Video Wall | VuWall2 | Software Download
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Bannister Lake to Provide COVID-19 Data Through Its Community Aggregation Service Posted: 19/03/2020
Bannister Lake to Provide COVID-19 Data Through Its Community Aggregation Service

Bannister Lake announced today that as a public service offering, it is making authoritative COVID-19 data available to its customers via its built-in Community data aggregation service. Community collects data from credible public sources such as the World Health Organization and Johns Hopkins and ingests it directly into Bannister Lake's Chameleon data aggregation and management solution. In addition, the company has developed a world map-based web widget populated with the same COVID-19 data illustrating the extent of the outbreak. Recognizing that as the virus spreads, reliable data is essential for audiences to understand the rapidly changing situation and to respond accordingly, Bannister Lake is making the data and widget available as a public service.

 

 

 

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Middle Atlantics Forward Series a Shattering Success at ISE 2020 Posted: 17/03/2020
Middle Atlantics Forward Series a Shattering Success at ISE 2020

Middle Atlantic Products, a brand of Legrand | AV, today announced that its Forward family of toolless installation solutions earned a Top New Technology (TNT) Award from Commercial Integrator at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam. Built to install today's systems at tomorrow's speed, Forward is designed around an innovative new rackrail and Middle Atlantic's patented universal hole pattern that allow the family's blank and vent panels, cable management, lighting, and other rack solutions to be quickly installed without tools. With Forward, integrators can install everyday rack builds five times faster and with the reliability to ensure a satisfying and positive AV experience.

"The rack is where every AV installation begins and where installers spend a majority of their time — ensuring every screw, cable, and device is installed correctly," said Paul Dolynchuk, director of product management at Middle Atlantic. "Forward is the first solution of its kind to reinvent the rack installation experience, allowing installers to work quickly without sacrificing system reliability or industry best practices. This award reflects the passion that all the members of our talented product development team poured into creating a family that works just as much for the end-user as it does for the installer."

The Forward accessory and options line focuses on the entire system lifecycle and builds upon industry-leading products that integrators have depended on for decades.

 

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Bannister Lake Introduces Major Enhancements to Its Chameleon Election Module for the 2020 Election Cycle Posted: 05/03/2020
Bannister Lake Introduces Major Enhancements to Its Chameleon Election Module for the 2020 Election Cycle

Bannister Lake announced today that its industry-leading data aggregation and management product, Chameleon, will now include additional election-specific capabilities. The new enhancements will allow broadcasters, station groups, streaming news services, and online media companies to launch election coverage with full editorial, data, and graphics support. Sophisticated election systems have historically been custom built by network news departments and are out of reach for many media companies. Bannister Lake's Chameleon election solution provides any media outlet with the ability to professionally cover elections and ingest automated AP Elections or Decision Desk HQ data or enter results manually.

The new election module features customizable race tracking and filtering functionality, allowing producers to focus on specific races of interest. Editorial teams can use Chameleon to follow races based on star candidates, close results, geography, or other criteria. Producers can also create pre-built collections of races to have them readily available for air. As a web-based system, Chameleon can support an unlimited number of users, allowing producers and reporting teams to have access to results and functionality from anywhere.

Within the election module, producers can quickly create graphic playlists populated with real-time results based on the races they are following and display them immediately. Chameleon also allows production teams to add candidate headshots, customize the UI to zero-in on specific races or groups of races, and switch to manual results should the data feeds be interrupted.

Tags: Bannister Lake | 2020 Election | Chameleon | Real-Time Data | AP Elections
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VuWall Expands VuStream Series Encoders and Multiview Decoders to Deliver High-Quality Video Streams Across Corporate Networks Posted: 18/02/2020
VuWall Expands VuStream Series Encoders and Multiview Decoders to Deliver High-Quality Video Streams Across Corporate Networks

 VuWall, a leader in video wall control systems, has broadened its family of VuStream encoders and decoders. Demonstrated for the first time at ISE 2020 in Booth 15-K250, VuStream encoders and decoders support H.264 and Software Defined Video-over-Ethernet (SDVoE) standards. These solutions allow high-quality video streams to be delivered across an organization's standard IP network. The VuStream Series includes a range of appliances available in various form factors, resolutions, and performance features to suit any application, even within the same deployment.

 

Tags: VuWall | VuStream | Encoders | H.264 | SDVoE | VuScape | TRx AV
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VuWall Enhances VuScape Video Wall Controller With Collaboration and KVM Features Posted: 13/02/2020
VuWall Enhances VuScape Video Wall Controller With Collaboration and KVM Features

VuWall, a leader in video wall control systems, continues its commitment to bridging AV and IT sources and allowing users to easily and intelligently control and manage any video wall deployment with the addition of new collaboration and KVM features to its VuScape video wall controller. With VuScape's full-featured management software, users can "control what they see" and distribute all content sources to any display on the network with the utmost flexibility.

"Today's control room is a complex hub of incoming data from a range of sources — including IP cameras, encoders, applications and documents, as well as HDMI/DVI/DP inputs — that users must command easily at any given moment," said Paul Vander Plaetse, CEO at VuWall. "VuScape simplifies the control room workflow, giving users everything they need to manage all their content streams. Whether at the video wall or from a desktop, VuScape effectively closes the gap between the different source formats in a user-friendly, future-proof controller."

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VITEC Announces New Multicast-to-the-Edge HTML5 IPTV Player and Offers Early Adopter Program for Existing Enterprise IPTV Platform Customers Posted: 06/02/2020
VITEC Announces New Multicast-to-the-Edge HTML5 IPTV Player and Offers Early Adopter Program for Existing Enterprise IPTV Platform Customers

VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced it has launched an early adopter program for its enterprise customers to deploy and test its latest radical innovation, EZ TV Player Lite™. The new EZ TV Player Lite HTML5 browser-based player is a central component of the company's award-winning EZ TV IPTV & Digital Signage Platform, serving more than a million users in the corporate, government, military, and sports venue sectors.

HTML5 has become the technology of choice in the enterprise video industry, despite significant compromises in infrastructure costs, latency, and duplication of video streams due to the absence of multicast video support. VITEC's latest patent-pending technology uniquely enables multicast delivery of live and recorded video streams, all the way to enterprise users' computers, without going through multi-unicast distribution servers. The innovative EZ TV Player Lite solution is an intuitive HTML5 application that enables organizations to scale live multicast video services to any size user base without the major costs associated with traditional on-premise transcoding equipment, CDN subscriptions, and costly seat-licenses that result in compromised network bandwidth utilization.

 

Tags: VITEC | Multicast-to-the-Edge | HTML5 IPTV Player | Enterprise IPTV Platform | ISE 2020 | advanced video encoding | EZ TV Player Lite
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Bannister Lake Announces Partnership With Multimode Transit and Mobility Data Provider Roadify Transit Posted: 05/02/2020
Bannister Lake Announces Partnership With Multimode Transit and Mobility Data Provider Roadify Transit

Bannister Lake announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Brooklyn-based data aggregator and distributor, Roadify Transit. Roadify specializes in capturing live multimode transit and mobility data from transit authorities, bike share programs, in addition to car and ride share services from around the world. Bannister Lake has developed and implemented a data parser for Roadify data that ingests schedule and real-time transit data directly into its industry-leading Chameleon data aggregation and management solution.

Within Chameleon, users will be able to strategically customize Roadify location-based data with other real-time data feeds, and use BLADE, the product's RESTful API, to strategically distribute data to specific endpoints for visualization. By targeting and extending transit and mobility data to online, mobile, OTT, and web widgets, Chameleon users will be able to create new data products that reach more viewers and generate new revenue.

Tags: Bannister Lake | 2020 NAB Show | live Multimode Transit | Mobility Data Provider | Roadify Transit | Chameleon data aggregation | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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