LynTec XPC Series Named Best of Show at InfoComm 2019

The XPC remote relay modules and stand-alone controller add virtually unlimited flexibility to the company’s extensive power control options.

“We are incredibly excited to have the XPC named Best of Show,” said Mark Bishop, president of LynTec. “The family of products is a direct response to customers’ feedback and their need for a system that can be deployed anywhere across an installation, running an entire remote relay line from a single UI. We’re grateful to the judges for their votes and excited to keep building solutions that address the challenges presented by new and legacy AVL systems.”

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LynTec’s new XPC remote relay modules extend beyond the traditional reach of the company’s relay panels and motorized circuit breakers. Enclosed in a metal cube, they can be placed anywhere imaginable: in the rack, 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 control and sequencing for each device. The family includes:

  • XRM 20 Relay Module: a stand-alone 20-amp cube enclosure with two independent relays to control the two onboard duplex plugs
  • XRM 30 Relay Module: a stand-alone 30-amp cube enclosure with a single relay switch that controls a single 30A L5-30 receptacle
  • XRS 20 Rack Sequencer: a 1RU rack-mounted enclosure powered from a 20-amp circuit to provide control to three duplex receptacles, each of which has its own relay switch for onboard sequencing
  • XRS 80 Rack Sequencer: a hard-wired vertical rack-mounted strip that can manage up to four 20-amp circuits that power four corresponding duplexes, each with its own relay switch to provide onboard control

The XPC stand-alone controller offers LynTec’s trusted RPC control solution, which previously was available only in LynTec’s RPC series motorized circuit breaker panel, RPCM mobile distro, RPCR wall-mounted relay panel, or NPAC rack-mounted relay panel. Now customers can take advantage of all the capabilities and features of the popular and time-tested RPC controller they’re already familiar with but in a stand-alone 1RU rack-mounted enclosure. This eliminates the costs of purchasing preconfigured controllable circuit breakers or relays and provides customers with a way to operate one or more remotely placed relay modules spread out over an extended area or venue. Easy to set up, operate, and maintain, the controller can control lighting and AV systems across multiple control zones and protocols and offers customizable step rates and delay settings for sequencing, load shedding at the circuit level for emergency off, auto-on for egress lighting, a built-in timer for automated control, and more. In addition to offering onboard control options, the XPC controller interfaces with any third-party control system that communicates with Telnet, HTTP, DMX512, sACN, or contact closure signals.

Future’s Best of Show Awards are evaluated by a panel of judges and editors, experts in the pro-AV industry, and are selected from submitted products based on a range of criteria including innovation, ease of use, quality, return on investment, and market relevance.

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Nevion and Sony Establish Strategic Partnership

Nevion announced that it has agreed with Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc. (“Sony”) to establish a strategic partnership in the area of IP-based solutions for broadcasters and other industries. To reinforce this partnership, Sony will also become a leading investor in Nevion by acquiring a minority stake in the company through a share purchase agreement.

In recent years, Nevion has established itself as a leading provider of IP media network solutions for the real-time transport, processing, monitoring and management of the video, audio and data signals that are used in production. This partnership with Sony will allow customers to benefit from more advanced, fully integrated and standards-based media production solutions that combine outstanding media network technology with world-leading equipment such as cameras and switchers. These solutions will make it easier for customers to move to IP in their facilities and in remote production, as well as improve their ability to create content – for example through better sharing of resources.

“This is an exciting alliance for Nevion, its customers and its partners,” said Geir Bryn-Jensen, Nevion CEO. “It is based on very complementary solutions, products and know-how, and will allow us to offer a lot more to our customers, both existing and potential, than we have been able to until now. It will also give us a much greater scalability and reach.”

 

“Through this strategic partnership, we will be able to expand our end-to-end IP solution offerings that allow customers to produce live content connecting multiple locations”, said Mikio Kita, Senior General Manager, Media Solution Business Division, Professional Products & Solutions Group, Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc. “Working together with Nevion, we will deliver an integrated and optimal experience for our customers.”

 

Nevion’s CEO, Geir Bryn-Jensen concluded: “This strategic partnership with Sony is a real vote of confidence in Nevion, its vision, its strategy, its people and its IP-based media network solutions. We look forward to working closely with Sony to maximize the benefits for our customers.”

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Zylia Hosts Pop-Up Recording Studio and 3D Audio Recording Demo Booth at La Roche Bluegrass Festival

At the free festival, July 31-Aug. 4 at La Roche-sur-Foron in France, Zylia will showcase the company’s ZYLIA ZM-1 third-order Ambisonics microphone and ZYLIA Studio software, demonstrating how the innovative technology makes it easy for musicians and bands to capture the entire sound scene as they perform and then create and fine-tune a balanced mix either with ZYLIA Studio’s AUTOMIX option or using manual controls.

“We’re excited about bringing the ZM-1 to the La Roche Bluegrass Festival, because it is the perfect one-mic solution for capturing bluegrass music, practices, impromptu jam sessions, and scheduled performances,” said Tomasz Żernicki, Zylia co-founder and chief technology officer. “The unique recording capabilities of the ZM-1 microphone array and the processing capabilities of ZYLIA Studio allow musicians to obtain a great-quality recording, extract individual instruments into separate tracks, adjust the volume and panning of those instruments, or automix them.”

The combination of ZM-1 microphone and ZYLIA Studio software was designed for musicians to be a fast, easy, and affordable solution for high-quality music recording and mixing. The compact and lightweight spherical microphone comprises 19 high-quality microphone capsules and offers 360-degree sound capture (48-kHz/24-bit resolution) that can be configured and manipulated using ZYLIA Studio. With the Automix features, musicians can get a balanced recording right away, and they can change the volume and panning of separated tracks of instruments and mix them with just a few clicks. The highly portable system requires only a USB connection to a Mac, PC, or a Windows tablet for both data transfer and power supply.

During the festival, Zylia experts will offer daily workshops on new 360 one-mic-recording techniques with the ZYLIA ZM-1. The pop-up studio will give bluegrass musicians the opportunity to try the ZM-1 and see how it can help them to bring forth the creativity and passion behind their music and preserve moments of chemistry in great-sounding demo recordings. Attendees interested in trying the ZYLIA ZM-1 for themselves can book a 20-minute recording studio slot at http://www.zylia.co/larochebluegrassfestival.html.

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VuWall Taps InGear to Broaden AV Marketing Efforts

Effective immediately, InGear will collaborate with VuWall to raise greater awareness of the company’s video wall management and AV distribution solutions in the industry.

“For more than 10 years, VuWall has been the chosen platform for some of the world’s most prestigious control rooms including NASA, the United Nations, the European Commission, Audi, FIFA, the South African and Canadian Space Agencies, PG&E, Pratt & Whitney, and Siemens,” said Anna Kozel, director of marketing at VuWall. “As we grow, InGear is a natural marketing partner that can propel us into the next decade of success. They’re the most trusted and professional agency in the AV industry and know how to build rich content that captures what truly differentiates our solutions from the competition.”

In 2009, Paul Vander Plaetse founded VuWall to offer AV integrators a powerful, affordable, and easy-to-implement solution for their video wall projects. After years developing a solution that was based on customer feedback and changing industry trends, the company launched the VuWall2 video wall control system in 2013. VuWall2 provided integrators with a unique and complete software platform that triggered a remarkable response in the market. The solution delivered the simplicity and modularity the market was seeking while leveraging the latest technology developments in graphics and video processing. VuWall has continued to build on that foundation and boasts a powerful ecosystem that simplifies the lives of AV/IT integrators and operators by eliminating the complexities of traditional solutions.

“As video wall and AV network management become critical tasks for organizations of all sizes, VuWall delivers a thoughtful and simple approach to configuring, deploying, and keeping all eyes on these systems,” said Veronica Esbona, president of InGear. “With VuWall, integrators can reduce integration time and shorten the learning curve for technology managers and operators. We’re excited to expand VuWall’s brand recognition — increasing their visibility in the industry and sharing the remarkable value and benefits of their solutions.”

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Speedcast Achieves Advanced Consulting Partner Status in the Amazon Web Services Partner Network

Speedcast International Limited announced that it has achieved Advanced Consulting Partner status in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN). This achievement demonstrates Speedcast’s ability to deliver proven customer solutions leveraging cloud-based technologies on AWS that seamlessly interoperate with its global satellite and terrestrial infrastructure.

Speedcast is the first satellite services provider to achieve APN Advanced Consulting Partner status. As a part of the AWS Direct Connect program, Speedcast provides customers with dedicated, direct connectivity to the cloud from both Speedcast’s and its customers’ data centers. Customers can leverage Speedcast’s software solutions as well as the Speedcast cloud team’s expertise to help them design, implement, migrate, and maintain cloud-based solutions.

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“By furthering our relationship with AWS, we are able to simplify our customer experience and evolve our services by taking advantage of AWS’s cost, security, agility, and innovation benefits,” said Speedcast CEO Pierre-Jean Beylier. “As an APN Advanced Consulting Partner, our customers can leverage our expertise in service design and delivery for both on-premises and cloud strategies while enjoying savings in implementation time and overall cost. Speedcast’s products will also benefit from our expanded relationship with AWS, with an increased connection between edge and cloud for management of our products and for the actual workload and data processing.”

Speedcast has already provided multiple customers with AWS cloud consulting and managed services support, including using AWS as enablement technology for Tempo, Speedcast’s Software as a Service (SaaS) enterprise communication and distance learning media solution; delivering connectivity to the cloud via AWS Direct Connect; and leveraging AWS to host data platforms for service management tools. Speedcast continues to expand its global points-of-presence with AWS within the North America, Central Europe, and Southeast Asia regions. Customers in media, maritime, enterprise, energy, and government can interoperate cloud-based services with Speedcast’s global satellite and fiber network to reduce capital expenditure and ramp up networks and services faster. These hybrid solutions will reach beyond the edges of the network to remote facilities, ships, offshore platforms, and vehicles in motion around the world.

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Daniel Bakies Joins Riedel as Project Manager for U.S. Consulting Team

In this newly created position, Bakies will work to ensure the smooth rollout of large-scale, multifaceted projects based on Riedel’s line of real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks. Bakies reports to Rick Seegull, Manager, System Consulting, for Riedel North America.

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Prior to joining Riedel, Bakies served as Production Operations and Systems Engineer for Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California, where he was responsible for the design, installation, and implementation of all of the university’s production systems. Other previous positions include Project Manager for McNally Enterprises, where he served as an on-site project leader for numerous high-profile events; Weekend Experience Director for Yucaipa Christian Church; and Technical Director for Christ’s Church of the Valley, where he managed production of weekend worship services for up to 8,500 church members as well as special events for up to 12,000 attendees. Bakies has completed coursework in computer science and networking at Azusa Pacific University, and he also studied website design and multimedia authoring at Naugatuck Valley Community College.

“Dan is a great choice for this important new role. First of all, he brings a strong background in our MediorNet real-time network and Artist digital matrix intercom platform through his time as at Azusa Pacific University,” said Seegull. “His production background for large churches is another big plus, since houses of worship represent a large and growing market for Riedel in North America. Dan’s energy, project management expertise, and technology know-how will be big assets as we take on large, high-visibility events and other projects leveraging our award-winning technologies.”

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