Veritone & Golden Boy Present at AWS M&E Symposium

Veritone, Inc. announced that Solution Engineer Garron Bateman will give a joint presentation at the AWS M&E Symposium. Bateman will join fellow speakers including Golden Boy, a Veritone Digital Media Hub client and one of boxing’s most active and respected promoters, for the session titled “Using AI/ML to Monetize Video Archives.”

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The coffee-talk-style session will highlight how Veritone Digital Media Hub helps M&E organizations and content creators manage, distribute, and monetize their content and how aiWARE’s cognitive services can be leveraged to index and enrich media files for quick search and discovery. Bateman, together with Golden Boy’s Jackie Grant, manager of international television, and David Tetreault, executive vice president of media and entertainment, will describe the Digital Media Hub use case for Golden Boy, including their plans to leverage AI and machine learning (ML) within their branded portal, their move from an on-premise to a cloud-based media asset management solution, and more.

“Veritone’s powerful and easy-to-use digital asset management solution has increased our efficiency and improved the organization and accessibility of our content,” said Grant. “During our presentation with Garron, we will highlight the benefits we have seen since moving to a Digital Media Hub and the expected advantages of AI and ML in monetizing our content.”

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Biamp Awarded Industry Recognition for Cambridge Sound Masking Solution

Biamp announced that its Cambridge Sound Management QtPRO® direct-field sound masking system received Commercial Integrator (CI)’s 2019 BEST Award in the acoustical treatments category. Winners were selected by a panel of CI editors and top industry leaders based on innovation, functionality, competitive advantages, and benefits to the installer. Only six months after acquiring Cambridge Sound Management, Biamp has seamlessly integrated this leading sound masking technology as part of its end-to-end solutions, evidence of Biamp’s continued success in building comprehensive AV solutions that deliver extraordinary experiences.

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“We are committed to providing comprehensive, end-to-end AV solutions for spaces of every size,” said Biamp’s Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, Joe Andrulis. “Over 30,000 customers and more than half of the Fortune 500 companies depend on Cambridge sound masking technology as a solution to today’s most difficult communication and collaboration challenge — how to stay focused and productive while working in an open office plan.”

QtPRO is the most popular direct-field sound masking system available on the market. The QtPRO uniformly disperses a pre-tuned signal directly from the ceiling into a workspace, resulting in consistent, comfortable ambient sound throughout. Consisting of the Qt® emitter and a control module, the system only requires standard category cables for connection.

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Cambridge sound masking solutions help organizations of all sizes protect speech privacy, reduce noise distractions, and increase workplace productivity. The product family includes the QtPRO direct-field sound masking system and the DynasoundPRO® Networked System, an in-plenum sound masking solution.

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Middle Atlantic Once Again Solves Integrators’ Critical AV System Installation Challenges

Middle Atlantic Products introduced Forward, a family of installation solutions that deliver greater system reliability, efficiency, and flexibility to the rack, at InfoComm 2019. Forward is designed around an innovative new rackrail and Middle Atlantic’s patented universal mounting pattern that allows blank and vent panels, cable management, lighting, and other options to be quickly installed without tools.

“Middle Atlantic turns 40 this year, and while technology has dramatically changed in that time, we’re just as committed and passionate as ever to engineer solutions that improve the installation and servicing experience for our customers,” said Paul Dolynchuk, director of product management at Middle Atlantic. “Forward is a testament of our drive to address new challenges. Now integrators don’t have to be MacGyver, bringing an arsenal of rack screws, zip ties, or bubble gum to build the rack and mount the endless devices found in today’s systems. It’s a concept that is at the heart of what great systems are built on, and our mission is to make it easier and faster to install equipment while ensuring reliability.”

Forward was born from Middle Atlantic’s years of extensive research and draws upon continuous feedback regarding top integration pain points that the company solicits from its integrator community. The result is an accessory and options line designed with the entire system lifecycle in mind and built upon industry-leading products that integrators have depended on for decades. The rackrail, when coupled with Forward options, becomes a flexible workhorse that allows integrators to easily achieve reliable rack layouts with less time, labor, and hardware.

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  • All-New Rackrail: Optimizes Rackspace and Saves Time With Toolless Forward Accessories
    In a rack, space is finite, which is why Middle Atlantic has transformed the traditional rackrail into a multipurpose solution. Forward Rail features a new take on the conventional L-shaped design, providing two planes of mounting possibilities: First, the front face of the rail features a square hole designed to engage with Forward blank and vent panels and horizontal cable management options by simply clicking into place without tools or hardware. In addition to this hardware-free functionality, the rail maintains the 10-32 tapped holes for rack screw mounting of equipment. Second, the side of the rail is punched with Middle Atlantic’s patented Universal Hole Pattern. This feature allows for vertical cable management from top to bottom or from one rack unit to another throughout the enclosure.
  • Ensuring that integrators meet the best practices set forth in AVIXA’s new Rack Building Standard for AV, Middle Atlantic is debuting the new rail in the BGR Series, the industry’s No.1 AV enclosure. The rackrail will ship with every BGR as a standard. Middle Atlantic plans to make the rackrail available in additional enclosures later this year, enabling integrators to add the Forward accessories and options they need to achieve even greater efficiency and reliability.
  • Forward Lighting: Mounts Without Tools to Illuminate Workspace Efficiently
    Research indicates black racks in dark closets are one of the most common complaints from integrators. With Forward lighting, technicians no longer have to use one hand to hold up a flashlight or phone and perform intricate work with the other. Forward lighting mounts directly in any of the horizontal slots alongside the rackrail brackets (typically where patented Lever Lock™ engages), providing a flexible, 0-RU lighting solution that mounts vertically and shines at an optimal 45 degrees. It also includes an IR sensor to switch on automatically when the door opens and a dimmer to adjust the brightness.
  • Forward Cable Management and Power Bracket Solutions: Mounts Without Tools to Run Cables With Ease
    Neat and tidy cables are critical for ensuring reliability and creating systems that can be quickly and easily serviced and upgraded as components evolve, but threading zip ties and Velcro strips is a laborious, often frustrating process. The Forward cable management accessories offer limitless cable routing flexibility — including horizontal and vertical solutions that range from simple C and D rings to full-height grids that engage with the rackrail brackets — without the need for tools. Likewise, the family’s power bracket slips into rackrail bracket slots and accepts any button-mount power strip, such as Raritan PDU solutions and Middle Atlantic’s PDT Series.
  • Forward Blank and Vent Panels: Engages With Rackrail to Achieve Optimal Rack Design in Minutes and With No Hardware
    Much time can be spent screwing panels in to achieve the best rack layout. With Forward, integrators can now accomplish this in a matter of seconds rather than minutes. The Forward blank and vent panels simply click into the new rackrail.
  • Forward UPS Base: Comes Preinstalled So Integrators Don’t Have to Do the Heavy Lifting
    With today’s AV equipment needs, a UPS is vital on every job. However, installing one can be a challenging, two-person job due to its size and weight. The Forward UPS Base eliminates this problem with a 2200VA Premium Series UPS that comes preinstalled and ready to plug in out of the box.

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LynTec Now Shipping XRM Standalone Relay Modules

LynTec is now shipping the new Xtend Power Control (XPC) Series XRM relay modules. The remote relay modules extend beyond the traditional reach of the company’s relay panels and motorized circuit breakers.

“Until now, customers faced limitations on how they could control circuits that were on the other side of a venue. It was a huge and expensive undertaking,” said Mark Bishop, president of LynTec. “Now with the new XRM relay modules, we’ve created a scalable and affordable approach for these applications. Customers have all the features, capabilities, and reliability of our larger panels, but with a much lower total cost of ownership.”

LynTec’s standalone XRM relay modules are available in two models: the XRM 20 Relay Module in a 20-amp cube enclosure with two independent relays to control the two onboard duplex plugs and the XRM 30 Relay Module in a 30-amp cube enclosure with a single relay switch that controls a single 30A L5-30 receptacle. The modules can be placed anywhere imaginable: on rigging, behind line arrays or anywhere equipment is located. Each module contains an electrical connection, a power plug, and an Ethernet port. Integration is simple and straightforward: Connect the module to a power source and the network, and then plug in the equipment that needs power control. Using LynTec’s IP-based GUI, users can set up and customize the protocol for each device, providing an integrated and affordable approach to whole venue power control.

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Sonnet Announces Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe Expansion System/1U Rackmount Enclosure for Apple Mac mini

The xMac mini Server Thunderbolt 3 Edition features a dual-port Thunderbolt 3 interface that enables it to support the latest Mac mini computers, which now feature Thunderbolt 3 technology.

Inside its custom 1U enclosure — designed for use in 19-inch server, equipment, and portable racks — the xMac mini Server Thunderbolt 3 Edition securely mounts a Mac mini computer and connects two PCIe card slots to the computer through one of its Thunderbolt 3 ports. These slots support one full-height, full-length, single-width PCIe card, plus one full-height, half-length card (with space for a daughter card). One USB-A port and a power button mounted on the front panel enable operation of the system without requiring access to the back of the computer. Additional panel-mount cables (HDMI, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and USB-A) connect ports on the computer to ports on the back of the xMac mini Server for convenient external cable connection. A power hub provides a single connection to a power outlet for the computer and the PCIe card expansion system, while a removable top lid provides easy access to the computer and installed cards.

For numerous applications, a Mac mini with Thunderbolt 3 ports has more than ample processing power, but the computer’s compact size limits its potential uses, especially in pro audio and video workflows. The xMac mini Server Thunderbolt 3 Edition was designed to address the computer’s limitations — a lack of PCIe slots for expansion cards that provide additional connectivity and functionality and no easy way to be securely mounted in a rack — and enable it to match the extensibility of a full-sized computer.

With a Mac mini mounted in the xMac mini Server, it can harness the power of professional audio interface cards such as the Avid® Pro Tools | HDX, pro video capture and transcoding cards, as well as SAS and SATA HBA, Fibre Channel, 10Gb Ethernet, and RAID controller PCIe cards, creating a workstation replacement in the process. Mounted in a rack, the xMac mini Server makes the computer road-ready, enveloping it in a rugged steel enclosure and employing firm rubber cushions to hold the computer in place during transport.

The xMac mini Server Thunderbolt 3 Edition is the only all-in-one solution available for securely rack-mounting a Mac mini with Thunderbolt 3 ports and connecting a Thunderbolt-to-PCIe card expansion system. Over the past seven years, this combination of elements has enabled thousands of users (using earlier-generation products) to incorporate Mac mini computers into workflows that would otherwise require much larger computers. This latest generation product enables users to exploit the latest Mac mini computers’ capabilities to their fullest.

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