Jun 1, 2002 12:00 PM
Miranda Absorbs NVISION
Miranda Technologies has entered into a purchase agreement with ADC Telecommunications Inc., a supplier of network equipment, fiber optics, software and systems integration, to acquire NVISION Inc., a division of ADC. Based in Grass Valley, California, NVISION produces routing switchers and signal-processing equipment for the broadcast, post-production and production industries. The purchase covers all of the company's assets, including more than 40 technology patents. Miranda Technologies will form Miranda MGV Inc., which will regroup NVISION personnel, facilities, manufacturing, engineering and tech support.
Audiotek Forms New Company
Audiotek Corp. has created a permanent installation company, ATK Services Inc. The new firm specializes in professional system integrations and offers turnkey solutions to audio, video and control projects. It also provides project management, system design and engineering, system fabrication and installation and preventative and emergency maintenance services.
Alchemist Snags First U.S. Customer
Brooklyn, N.Y.-based USA Studios has become the first U.S. customer for Snell and Wilcox's Alchemist Platinum standards converter. USA Studios, a tape-duplication company, installed the 12-bit Alchemist Platinum in its midtown Manhattan broadcast duplication and post-production facility. The company has been using the unit to created NTSC and PAL broadcast masters, DVDs and to edit masters from video from around the world.
Marshall Goes with Ikegami Tsushinki
Marshall Electronics signed an exclusive OEM distribution agreement with Japan's Ikegami Tsushinki Co. Ltd. for sales of Marshall's line of LCD monitors into the Japanese broadcast and multimedia marketplaces. Under the agreement, Marshall Electronics LCD racks will be sold with the Ikegami range of CRT monitors and related broadcast and multimedia products. Ikegami, which is located in Tokyo, will also sell Marshall products in Russia, Korea, Southeast Asia and the European Common Market.
Fostex Turns to EtherSound
Fostex Corp. Japan has become the first company to license Digigram's EtherSound technology. Designed to create low-latency audio networks using standard Ethernet cabling and components, EtherSound connects digital audio sources to networked audio devices. Fostex will use the technology in future products.
Quartet Becomes Imerge XiVA Software Partners
Linn, Revox, Integra and Marantz have become Imerge XiVA software partners and have licensed the technology for their hard-disk based audio servers. Xiva comprises software and hardware reference platforms to create a range of home entertainment products including hard-disk audio players, multiroom audio servers and A/V home media centers.
Armstrong Becomes Crestron Partner
Armstrong World Industries joined the Creston I2P (Internet Industry Partnership) program. Crestron is developing a software control module for the Armstrong A2001 and D2001 digital signal processors. AMX is also creating a software control module for the A2001 and D2001, which are part of Armstrong's i-ceilings sound systems.
CSI/SPECO and CompUSA to Market CCTV and Audio
CSI/SPECO will be marketing its line of residential and commercial CCTV and audio products with CompUSA Inc. The company's products will complement CompUSA's home networking and entertainment line of products. CompUSA will market the CCTV and audio lines in a digital living rollout and will provide tech support and installation.
Miranda and Masergy Team Up
Miranda Media Networks and Masergy Communications Inc. have joined forces to provide high-quality, low-delay videoconferencing over IP with guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS). The agreement combines Miranda Media Networks's MPEG-2 video equipment and Masegy's QoS network.
LMG Gets InfoComm Honor
The ICIA selected LMG Inc. as the official audiovisual contractor for the 2002 InfoComm Exposition in Las Vegas. LMG will provide audiovisual services and support to ICIA show management and to the more than 500 exhibitors at the show, which will take place at the Sands Expo and Convention Center June 12-14.
Electrograph Systems has established a sales office that will cover 11 states in the heart of the United States. The new central office is based in Olathe, Kansas, and will be headed by Richard Fovell. Electrograph's new office will serve Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa and the Dakotas.
Barco Posts Big Numbers
Barco Events announced that its first quarter numbers for 2002 show a more than 50 percent increase in LED sales compared with the same period of 2001. The company received orders for more than 5,000 square feet of its LED displays, including orders from U.S.-based Video Equipment Rentals and Sweden's AV Teknik.
New Intelligibility Measurement Instrument
Gold Line and SimplexGrinnell have announced a new instrument for measuring the intelligibility of voice emergency systems. The STI-CIS analyzer uses the world standard Speech Intelligibility Index (STI) and the Common Intelligibility Scale (CIS) that is called for in the NFPA 72 and other standards. The handheld analyzer responds to the STI-PA test tone developed at Dutch National labs, TNO-Human Factors Group, developers of the STI method.
Gentner Uses Biamp Technology
Biamp Systems has agreed to provide Gentner Communications with echo and noise cancellation technologies. The two companies will jointly design a multichannel card for integration into Biamp's AUDIA line of digital audio processing and networking systems.
Harris launches harrisgrant.com
Harris, Grant Associates' new Web site lets surfers explore more than 40 of HGA's projects, ranging from film and recording facilities (such as New York City's Hit Factory and Peter Gabriel's Realworld in Bath, England) to advanced audio, video and control networks in private homes and yachts. Check it out.
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