Daimler Uses Riedel Gear to Introduce Mercedes-Benz 'Future Truck 2025,' the First Autonomously Driven Truck

Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that Daimler deployed Riedel equipment to provide press and other guests with their first demonstration of the Mercedes-Benz "Future Truck 2025," the world's first truck capable of driving autonomously. System integrator XL Video GmbH supplied the Riedel MediorNet Modular real-time media network, Artist digital matrix intercom system, and pure fiber cable used for video and audio transport during the event, staged by creative agency [mu:d] GmbH on a new piece of autobahn.


SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Marks Greatest Attendance in Past Decade

HPA Pre-Conference SMPTE Symposium Addressed Creative Challenges; Main Conference Offered More Than 80 Technical Presentations and a Sold-Out Exhibition Hall

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) concluded successfully with record-setting paid attendance. Through presentations, debates, panel discussions, and technology exhibitions, the three-day event brought attendees an array of expert perspectives on the technologies, formats, and standards on which the industry's future is being built.

Dejero Ranks Ninth on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500â?¢ in North America

Attributes its rapid growth to adoption of IP video technology for live remote broadcasting

Dejero, award-winning creator of the industry's most powerful and versatile family of mobile newsgathering products, today announced that it ranked ninth on Deloitte's 2014 Technology Fast 500™, an annual ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and clean technology companies in North America based on percentage growth over a five-year period.

AJA Announces Ship Date for the CION Production Camera

AJA Video Systems

Now Accepting Orders from Worldwide Reseller Channel

Tokyo, Japan, Inter BEE Conference, Hall 4; 4206 (November 18, 2014) -- AJA Video Systems today announced that the company has started accepting orders for the new CION production camera, with an anticipated initial ship date by the end of December. CION is both ergonomic and lightweight with unparalleled connectivity, and is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions direct to Apple ProRes or AJA Raw. For information on where to place orders, please visit http://www.aja.com/en/where-to-buy#wtb-cion for a list of AJA CION resellers.

GatesAir Recognizes Digital Broadcast Patent Innovations

GatesAir’s legacy of innovation in over-the-air TV and radio broadcasting includes two Emmy awards and 238 US and Global patents.  Last week, company executives recognized the innovators of GatesAir’s latest patents at a ceremony at the Oasis Conference Center in Cincinnati.

Following a keynote address from GatesAir CEO Phil Argyris, Chief Product Officer Rich Redmond led a presentation in recognition of the company’s recent patent awards.  GatesAir engineers Wayne Duello, Dmitri Borodulin and George Cabrera were among those honored at the event.

Unified Pictures Goes I/O with Bluefish444 on Independent Films

Polar Graphics

Unified Pictures operates as an independent film production and distribution company dedicated to the development, financing, production and distribution of top-tier filmed entertainment. With several cutting-edge and artistically innovative films, Unified Pictures has established an impressive presence in a wide variety of film genres.

7 Reasons to Attend the IABM Conference

Taking place on 4-5 December, our flagship event brings together leading figures from the broadcast and media technology industry, the digital entertainment industry and experts from the wider business world to engage in two days of discussion and debate.

There are a range of ticket options to suit individuals requirements. Tickets are selling fast so we urge you to book your place today.


Idee und Klang’s sound design requires reliable multi-channel playback

London’s famous Imperial War Museum opened its new First World War Gallery in July. The vision was to give the visitor a more realistic representation of what life in a trench was like. A soundscape was clearly going to be vital and the noises should come from many different parts of the display. The mission was on to find a proven playback system that would respond to cues from a Medialon Show Controller and interface with video servers from 7th Sense and Dataton.  The clear choice was the Merging Technologies Ovation. 

HHB installs first Avid S6 in a UK educational facility


HHB Communications Ltd. has supplied the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE) with a 16-fader Avid S6 M10 control surface. 

UWE is the first UK educational facility that HHB has supplied with Avid’s new modular S6 control surface. The S6 was specified with two banks of eight faders, and complementary Process and Knob modules. Used in conjunction with Pro Tools HD software, S6 provides UWE’s students with powerful hands-on control of all DAW functions.

Nordic Capital to pay NOK 37 in cash per VIZRT Ltd. share

Vizrt Ltd. announces that it has entered into a merger agreement with 24 October Holding AG, an entity indirectly controlled by Nordic Capital Fund VIII, and NOR Merger Sub Ltd.

Expanded Riedel Artist Intercom System Enables Robust VOIP Communications for Scottish Referendum Broadcast


Artist System at Pacific Quay Broadcast Center Augmented to Facilitate Cost-Effective Communications Among OB Sites Across the United Kingdom

Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that BBC Scotland used a Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom system along with the broadcaster's most extensive IP deployment to date to support communications for its Scottish Referendum broadcast. By augmenting and expanding the building-wide Riedel system used for day-to-day business at its Pacific Quay facilities in Glasgow, the broadcaster was able to establish effective VOIP communications among outside broadcast venues across the United Kingdom.


SGL Broadcast

SGL, a leading provider of content archive and storage management software for media and entertainment, has announced two key new appointments as it continues to strengthen its technical support infrastructure. Glyn Jones joins as Development Projects Manager and Ashley Smith as Web Services Developer. They will both be based at SGL’s head office in Whiteley, Hampshire.


Merging Technologies

New mixing tools and AoIP are the major topics at 50th event

The 50th anniversary Inter BEE takes place from 19th through 21st November in the Makuhari Messe in Chiba City. DSP, Merging’s distributor for Japan, will exhibit the full range of Merging hardware and software on stand #1301. This will be the first major showing in Japan of the Hapi Networked Audio Interface and Audio over IP technology will be a major focus of Inter BEE. 

BroadcastAsia2015 Unveils New TV Everywhere! Zone

New event feature to address the value of content as a primary asset to meet growing consumer demand and expectation for content

BroadcastAsia2015, slated for 2 - 5 June 2015 will unveil its new TV Everywhere! Zone as increasing consumer expectations place new challenges on the industry to provide more convenient and reliable access to content. With the proliferation of digital devices and today’s ever-changing market of always-on connectivity, content broadcasters are starting to look beyond TV to stream and monetise their content. 

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Keep You and Your Stuff A Little Less Available to Them

 “Folks that throw dirt on you aren't always trying to hurt you, and folks that pull you out of a jam aren't always trying to help you.” – Jack Beauregard, “My Name is Nobody,” Refran Cinematographica, 1973

If you think it’s all about you … you’re right! Samsung, Apple, Ford, M&Ms, Johnson & Murphy, Dos Equis, Gucci, etc. want you to buy something. Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. want to know more about you so they can sell you to someone that wants you buy something. Google, Amazon, Dropbox, Facebook, Microsoft, etc. want you to put your stuff in their cloud so they can look it over and figure out if it has any resale value. Every government agency in every country in the world wants to know where you’re going, what you’re doing and what you’re thinking so they can make certain you’re supporting them in the fashion they want to be supported.

Slimeballs  (hackers, whackers, phishers and cybercrooks) want to tap into their information about you because most of the time, they’ll find enough scraps of your information to use … profitably. 

The real goldmine of computing/communications device activity is getting just the right information from the information repositories – think Big Data – to create opportunities for “them.”

Yep … it’s all about you!

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