TAG Video Systems Enhances Recording, Analysis and Reporting Functionality as Rise in OTT Continues to Skyrocket

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TAG Video Systems, the world leader in 100% SW, 100% IP, 100% COTS/Cloud, Probing, Monitoring and Multiviewing solutions, for all four of the major broadcast applications (Live Production, Playout, Delivery and OTT), has enriched the error source recording functionality and capacity of its Multiviewer and Monitoring platform as the rise in OTT continues to skyrocket. Effective immediately, users can manually set a recording of an OTT channel, record all metadata elements of additional OTT formats, and set 32 channels to be recorded simultaneously, a significnat increase in capacity.

“OTT monitoring and error event recording has quickly become a priority issue with our customers and so we’ve enhanced the platform’s capabilities and capacity to help provide information easily for an effective post-mortem analysis,” explained Pinky Maron, VP Professional Services “We’ve made it possible for operators to manually record and detect errors that fly under the radar, and because there are now so many different formats with multiple profiles, we’ve added robust support for recording supplemental data to ease the analysis process. OTT applications come with their own set of challenges, but we’ve listened to our customers, and provided tools that aid the successful delivery of their content.”

Former Grass Valley Marketing Executive Joins TVU Networks as Global VP of Strategic Marketing

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TVU Networks, a market and technology leader in cloud and IP-based live video solutions, today announced the appointment of David Cohen, former Vice President of Marketing Communications at Grass Valley, as the company’s new Global Vice President, Strategic Marketing. Cohen will report to TVU Networks CEO, Paul Shen.

In his new role, Cohen will develop and oversee the marketing strategy for TVU Networks and ensure a cohesive approach across the company’s worldwide digital, sales enablement, branding and communications efforts. His primary, initial focus will be on accelerating the transition of the TVU Networks brand identity as the company delivers on its cloud-based production and media supply chain vision.

BriteShot’s New Solutions Help Keep Congregations Safe from COVID

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BriteShot, a market-leading vendor of LED lighting solutions, has shifted its manufacturing strategy amidst the global pandemic and now specializes in COVID-19 decontamination products. Mitigating COVID-19 exposure in indoor environments, BriteShot’s revolutionary decontamination solutions include its AirAffair air filtration system and BriteShot decontamination tent.

“To help venues re-open safely amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, we have dedicated our R&D resources to design groundbreaking innovation in air filtration and air purification,” says Roy McDonald, co-founder at BriteShot. “With more than a decade of knowledge and experience working in the entertainment space, we aim to have our decontamination technology be a factor in helping entertainment venues, restaurants, schools, houses of worship and more, reopen their doors in a safe and effective way.”

Datapath’s Online Training Sessions Earn CTS Points Accreditation

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Datapath, world-leading engineers of visual solutions, can now run its AVIXA accredited course virtually. ‘How to Set Up and Troubleshoot a Datapath VSN Controller’ online training session has been officially approved for AVIXA CTS® Renewal Unit (RU) accreditation. This will allow professionals holding AVIXA’s Certified Technology Specialist credentiasl to earn renewal units towards their certification by completing Datapath’s education program.

Hosted online and running over two days, the course provides direct interaction and real time collaboration on a one-to-one basis.

Waves Announces Waves Audio Essentials Courses: A Complete Audio Training Program Powered by Waves Plugins

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Waves Audio, the world’s leading developer of professional audio signal processing technologies and leading maker of audio plugins for mixing, music production, mastering, sound design, broadcast, post-production and live sound, announces Waves Audio Essentials Courses, a complete audio training program that lets you advance your audio knowledge and get certified with Waves.

The Waves Audio Essentials Courses are powered by Waves plugins, comprising over 140 video titles with a total of over 12 hours of video across eight courses. The program also includes exams, and if you pass the exam in any course, you will receive an official Waves certification for that specific course’s topic. Each course can be purchased either with or without the specific Waves plugins featured in that course. Furthermore, all the courses include multi-track sessions and mix templates, so you can practice along with what you learn.

DeSales Media Believes in Sony’s Ci and Crispin Solutions to Advance Faith-based Programming Through the Use of Technology

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DeSales Media is a direct provider of Catholic news, events and original content through print, TV, digital and experiential, to engage Catholics and drive them to put their faith in action. With over 100 years in service, and an evolution spanning parochial schooling, prayer channels, evangelization television, two newspapers and a 24/7 cable channel carrying live mass, devotional programming, educational programming, news, and entertainment, DeSales is devoted to covering the Catholic perspective through a multifaceted 360-degree approach.

Obsidian Control Systems Offers NX2™ Lighting Console Training Video Series

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Last month, Obsidian Control Systems made available a comprehensive training video series covering its full-featured NX4™ lighting console and ONYX lighting control platform. Now the innovative lighting control brand has launched a corresponding training video series covering the smaller yet fully capable NX2™ lighting controller.

The NX2 training series is the perfect opportunity for any lighting enthusiast to get behind the desk and add to their craft. Hosted by David Henry of Learn Stage Lighting (learnstagelighting.com), nearly 2 hours of content is condensed into short, segmented videos to watch at your own pace. Console trainings usually come with a hefty fee, making these complimentary videos a tremendous value.

FOR-A America Appoints High-Ranking Sony Executive as President

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FOR-A Corporation of America today announced that industry veteran Satoshi Kanemura has been appointed president of the company, effective April 1. Mr. Kanemura joins FOR-A America from Sony Electronics where he was Vice President of Professional Products and Solutions. Former FOR-A America President, Ken Truong, has become Chief Technology Officer of FOR-A America.

During his 35-year career at Sony, Mr. Kanemura was instrumental in the development of several, new business initiatives, including the world’s first 1080/60P live production system, 4K/8K and cloud-based production solutions, as well as Sony’s deep expansion into digital cinematography. While at Sony, he collaborated with director George Lucas on the first fully digital feature series, Star Wars: Episode II & III and with director James Cameron on the fully 3D digital feature series, Avatar and Avatar 2 & 3. Mr. Kanemura was also head of Sony’s Digital Motion Picture Center, which served as a focal point for the Hollywood community looking for hands-on experience with new technologies. He also led Sony’s U.S. efforts into xR virtual reality production, immersive education solutions, and AI-based edge computing technology.

Prase Media Technologies Partners with Renkus-Heinz to Bring Premium Loudspeaker Offerings to Italy

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Renkus-Heinz, manufacturer of professional loudspeakers, is partnering with Italian AV distributor Prase Media Technologies to bring intelligent loudspeaker solutions to the Italian market. This partnership results in Renkus-Heinz solutions being made available to more designers, integrators, and end-users – allowing sound to be put precisely where you want it most: on the audience.

“The mission at Renkus-Heinz is to make every location sound better,” said Michal Poplawski, European Technical Sales Manager at Renkus-Heinz. “That requires more than just having product available in a certain area. You need to have a partnership in place with a team that is passionate, knowledgeable, and excited about the solutions you create. We are fortunate to have those qualities in our partnership with Prase Media Technologies.”

Goldsmith Sales & Marketing, Inc. Appointed Rep Firm for A.C. ProMedia

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A.C. ProMedia, distributor of state-of-the-art products and solutions aimed at the commercial and pro-AV installation markets, appoints Goldsmith Sales & Marketing, Inc. as their Sales Representative partner.

Working with A.C. ProMedia’s Michael Colon, Regional Sales Manager, and Franck Fabry, VP of Sales, Goldsmith Sales & Marketing, Inc. will cover the Pacific Northwest sales territory.

Goldsmith Sales represents some of the industry’s greatest manufacturers and distributors, offering a wide variety of products in nearly every category in our industry. They work with their clients acting as their agent and advocate so that the client gets the utmost service and support for the brands they rely on. Goldsmith Sales and Marketing, Inc. Takes pride in being able to take action quickly while helping their customers get what they need in a timely manner.