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Press Release Archive — 2007
December 19, 2007
Paris, France/Nevada City, California, December 19, 2007 — As part of its transition to high definition television, Swiss broadcaster TSI has installed a new production platform from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) at its Lugano facility in south Switzerland. The system includes Grass Valley™ Aurora™ News Production Suite clients for ingest and playout, as well as a 16-channel high-definition K2™ Media Server.
December 18, 2007
Paris, France/Nevada City, California, December 18, 2007 — Leading Middle East systems integrator Tek Signals has built a mobile production studio system for Qatar-based Al-Kass & Al-Dawri Sports Channel using the Thomson Grass Valley™ Indigo AV Mixer and Turbo™ Intelligent Digital Disk recorder (iDDR) from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS).
December 12, 2007
Paris, France/Nevada City, California, December 12, 2007 — Using equipment supplied, installed, and integrated by Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS), ARD, the leading German federal broadcast network, went on air with a public high definition television (HDTV) showcase in August 2007 for a limited demonstration period. The system was installed at the ARD Play-Out-Center Potsdam, near Berlin, and extended an existing, standard definition (SD) playout center using Thomson Grass Valley™ K2™ media servers.
November 16, 2007
Paris, France/Nevada City, California, November 16, 2007 — As a key part of its transition from analogue to digital terrestrial broadcasting, Saarländischer Rundfunk (SR), part of the German federal broadcaster ARD, has ordered a DVB-T multiplex center from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS). The installation will allow SR's digital services to officially go on air by the end of 2007.
November 14, 2007
Paris, France/Nevada City, California, November 14, 2007 — The New England School of Communications, located on the campus of Husson College in Bangor, Maine, has purchased two Grass Valley™ Kayak™ HD switchers from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS). One is currently installed with its existing production studios and the other is on board a brand new HD-capable mobile production truck that serves as a full service audio and video production facility on wheels.
November 13, 2007
Paris, France/Nevada City, California, November 13, 2007Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) has launched five new products to strengthen its offering in AM radio transmission and DRM, the digital AM standard which is now being rapidly adopted worldwide. Together with its established products, Thomson now offers a comprehensive, one-stop solution which allows broadcasters to move quickly to either implementation or refurbishment of existing equipment, and offers significant cost savings both in capital expenditure and over the lifecycle of the equipment.
November 12, 2007
Paris, France/Nevada City, California, November 12, 2007Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) will provide DVB-H broadcast technology to Sistema Mass Media (SMM), a branch of Russia's AFK Sistema which is set to launch a mobile multimedia service.
November 12, 2007
Paris, France/Nevada City, California, November 12, 2007 — Looking to help video professionals easily capture high-quality digital images from either standard- or high-definition video footage, Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) has announced a low-cost PCI-Express card for PC workstations. The new Grass Valley™ Pegasus™ PCI-Express card offers real-time capture of SD and HD video, as well as VGA screen playback. This is made possible because for the first time the powerful Grass Valley HQ software codec from Thomson is now available as a hardware encoder, enabling HD capture to be performed in real-time.
October 23, 2007
Paris and Atlanta, October 23 2007Thomson (Euronext 18453; NYSE; TMS) has today announced the launch of version 4.7 of its Sapphire Video on Demand (VoD) solution, offering operators the tool they need to maximize viewing quality and increase their subscriber capacity.
September 10, 2007
Paris, France/Amsterdam (The Netherlnds), September 10, 2007Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS), today announced that the Abu Dhabi Media Company (ADMC), founded earlier this year by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, ruler of Abu Dhabi, has placed an order valued at approximately 15 million euros for four high definition outside broadcast units, the first HD remote production capability in the Middle East. In a related announcement, Thomson and ADMC also described a technology partnership.
September 6, 2007
Paris, France/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 1.411 /7.531), September 6, 2007 — The Grass Valley™ Spirit family of advanced image processing systems from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) continues to be embraced by a variety of post production companies throughout the world. This includes new sales of the Grass Valley Spirit 2K system to Digipost, Auckland, New Zealand; Shooters Post & Transfer, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.; and Atlab, in Sydney, Australia, as well as a new Spirit HD system delivered to Manhattan Transfer Miami.
September 6, 2007
Paris, France/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 1.411 /7.531), September 6, 2007 — For the second year in a row, the technical systems for IBC TV News being supplied and implemented by Grass Valley™ products from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS).
September 6, 2007
Paris, France/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 1.411 /7.531), September 6, 2007Thomson (Euronext 18453; NYSE; TMS) today announced that Taiwan's terrestrial broadcaster, Public Television Service Foundation (PTS), has selected Thomson's mobile TV solutions for DVB-H pilot trials of Mobile TV.
September 6, 2007
Paris, France/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 1.411 /7.531), September 6, 2007 — At this year's IBC conference, Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) is bringing the power and flexibility of its Grass Valley™ Ignite™ high-definition (HD) integrated production system with its official launch into the European market On the show floor, live demonstrations will be running during show hours that will illustrate how it can help international broadcasters large and small increase their channel count, streamline production and improve their on-air look with minimal resources.
September 6, 2007
Paris, France/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 1.411 /7.531), September 6, 2007 — Turner Entertainment Group, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., has purchased several MPEG-2 compressed network systems from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) to use for a new security model they are calling Business Continuity Planning (BCP).The systems include a Thomson Sapphire MPEG transport stream servers, Crystal compressed logo inserter, and ViBE MPEG-2 encoders.
September 6, 2007
Paris, France/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 1.411 /7.531), September 6, 2007 — At the IBC convention this week, Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) will demonstrate several new features and technology advancements to its Grass Valley™ K2™ Media Server and Media Client system. These enhancements will allow its worldwide customers—including those requiring multi-lingual capabilities and the ability to easily import elements from third party applications into an existing K2 clip, to develop non-proprietary, highly secure and tightly integrated infrastructures, from ingest to playout. This is a feature that is especially important to European broadcasters.
September 6, 2007
Paris, France/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 1.411 /7.531), September 6, 2007 — Alfacam, one of Europe's leading outdoor broadcast and TV facilities providers that is part of the Alfacam Group (Euronext Brussels: ALFA), and already a significant user of Grass Valley™ equipment, is to maintain its commitment to Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS), with a massive order to equip 10 new HD outdoor broadcast trucks. Alfacam Group is also investing in its own playout center and has ordered a 20 channel K2™ Media Server system to support it.
September 6, 2007
Paris, France/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 1.411 /7.531), September 6, 2007Thomson has launched a new range of HD and SD MPEG-4 AVC encoders in its proven ViBE family. The new ViBE EM encoders take full advantage of the MPEG-4 toolkit and feature the only professional-grade compression engine available in the market today.
September 6, 2007
Paris, France/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 1.411 /7.531), September 6, 2007 — In an industry first, Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) today announced the addition of Super SloMo functionality to its entire Grass Valley™ standard HD camera family. The LDK 8000 SportCam has already been pre-ordered by a major customer for use during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.
September 6, 2007
Paris, France/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 1.411 /7.531), September 6, 2007 — Broadcast Solutions Asia, the Singapore-based remote production company, has announced that it is starting its migration to high definition with an order for Grass Valley cameras and a production switcher from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS). The order includes 24 Grass Valley™ LDK 8000 multi-format cameras and a 3.5 M/E Kayak™ multi-format production switcher.
September 6, 2007
Paris, France/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 1.411 /7.531), September 6, 2007 — New York State's PBS-member stations, through the use of a combination of CPB and state funding, have purchased Thomson's (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) ViBE and XMS eXtensible Management System MPEG-2 over IP technology for their network interconnection solution.
September 6, 2007
Paris, France/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 1.411 /7.531), September 6, 2007Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) has expanded its comprehensive line of Grass Valley™ signal processing and monitoring products once again with the introduction of the new 7600REF Reference Signal Generator. The 1 RU box is compatible with the Grass Valley GeckoFlex™ and Kameleon™ line of modular products from Thomson and provides five independently timed output planes, timecode, and audio signals to facilitate the monitoring and system diagnosis of five independently adjustable operational zones.
September 6, 2007
Paris, France/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 1.411 /7.531), September 6, 2007 — CBT Systems, a premiere system integrator in San Diego, Calif., has been busy designing and implementing two major projects that make extensive use of Grass Valley™ high-definition production equipment from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS). Both projects have implemented highly efficient, virtually tapeless workflows that facilitate the fast creation and distribution of HD content for distribution on a variety of platforms that include traditional television and the Internet.
September 6, 2007
Paris, France/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 1.411 /7.531), September 6, 2007 — At the IBC convention this week, Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) will announce that customer shipments of its Grass Valley™ Wireless HD Camera System have begun, providing broadcasters, OB truck operators, and video production companies unparalleled flexibility in HD productions for sports, entertainment, and news.
September 6, 2007
Paris, France/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 1.411 /7.531), September 6, 2007 — As the pace of digital migration increases, Rede Record, the second largest television network in Brazil, will launch a 24/7 news channel in September, based around an extensive Grass Valley™ digital news production system from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS).
September 6, 2007
Paris, France/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 1.411 /7.531), September 6, 2007 — Home Box Office (HBO) will implement a comprehensive Thomson Shield watermarking system from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) to protect its pre-released screener content against piracy within its file-based infrastructure. This will be one of a number of phases to be developed. The agreement includes the technology as well as on-site commissioning, training, and an annual support contract.
September 6, 2007
Paris, France/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 1.411 /7.531), September 6, 2007 — At the IBC2007 convention to be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from September 7-11, Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) will showcase specific workflow applications with the theme Maximize Your Media Investment. To best address the interests of a variety of visitors, Thomson has two main booths at IBC2007, nearby and within sight of each other.
August 1, 2007
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., August 1 2007 — To help distribute all of its 26 channels in pristine high-definition (HD) television resolution, HBO (Home Box Office) has placed an order valued at $5 million for Grass Valley HD cameras, servers, and routers from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS). The Grass Valley cameras will be used in HBO's digital production studios in New York City, and the servers and routers will be installed in HBO's main playout facility in Hauppauge, NY.
July 11, 2007
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., July 11 2007 — WDBJ-TV, the CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Va., is the latest local station to convert its entire digital news production operations to a comprehensive Grass Valley™ shared-storage system from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) for its daily newscasts. This major commitment includes multiple K2™ Media Server and Client Systems, Aurora™ Ingest, Browse, Edit, and Playout workstations, NetCentral™ monitoring software, and extensive on-site training from Grass Valley engineers.
July 9, 2007
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., July 9 2007 — Trio Video, a 25-year veteran in the sports and live entertainment industry, has seen tremendous growth in the area of high-definition (HD) production for live music festivals, concerts, and corporate events. Trio is using a full complement of Grass Valley™ multiformat HD production equipment from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) to satisfy the demanding needs of its clients.
June 25, 2007
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., June 13 2007 — Extending its reach within South America, a full complement of Grass Valley™ digital production equipment from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) has been installed at the IURD (Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus, or Universal Church of the Kingdom of God), a new religious-based content creation facility located in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
June 13, 2007
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., June 13 2007 — As one of the nation's fastest-growing mobile production television companies in the Midwest, Token Creek Mobile Television has commissioned a new high-definition (HD) production truck based around Grass Valley™ LDK 8000 multiformat HD cameras and a fully loaded Kalypso™ HD Video Production Center switcher from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS).
May 30, 2007
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., May 30 2007 — SIRIUS Satellite Radio has selected Grass Valley™ Argos MPEG-4 AVC mobile TV encoders from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) for deployment of its SIRIUS Backseat TV offering.
May 30, 2007
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., May 30 2007 — Further strengthening its lead in critical production applications and HD compression, as well as other areas, several Grass Valley™ products from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) were honored at this year's National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in Las Vegas, collecting a total of seven industry awards. The awards were presented to the EDIUS™ high definition editing application, Mustang MPEG-4 compression chipset, Xensium™ CMOS Sensor, LCP 400 Wireless Local Control Panel, new Spirit® HD Datacine, and the new Indigo™ AV Mixer.
May 21, 2007
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., May 21 2007 — Looking to increase efficiency and minimize on-air errors, Cablevision Systems Corp. will deploy all five of its News12 regional news operations in the New York metropolitan area with new Grass Valley™ Ignite™ integrated live production systems from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS). All of the new digital video systems will be fully operational by the end of the year.
April 14, 2007
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booths N902/SL2020) April 14, 2007 — In their effort to deliver local news in pristine high-definition television, customers worldwide have committed their news production operations to the Grass Valley™ Aurora™ Edit, EDIUS™ standard- and high-definition (SD/HD) editing systems, and K2 Media Server and Client Systems from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS).
April 14, 2007
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booths N902/SL2020) April 14, 2007 — In a world first, the Grass Valley™ ViBE MPEG-4 HD encoder from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) is now available with embedded Dolby audio. The integrated solution is a simple, one box solution for best in class digital broadcast encoding, greatly simplifying systems integration, making redundant solutions more secure, and saving cost and rack space.
April 14, 2007
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booths N902/SL2020) April 14, 2007Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) today announced that the NBC Station Group is installing the broadcast and professional versions of Grass Valley™ EDIUS™ multi-format non-linear editing software.
April 14, 2007
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booths N902/SL2020) April 14, 2007 — Building on its popularity as a powerful, multi-format editing platform, Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) is to show a major upgrade to its Grass Valley™ EDIUS® platform at NAB2007. EDIUS 4.5 offers a new graphical user interface (GUI) design, support for even more formats and additional features including import/export of AAF and GXF, simple DVD authoring and support for VMF.
April 14, 2007
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booths N902/SL2020) April 14, 2007 — Continuing to lead the industry in advancing its imaging and image processing technology and systems, Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) is announcing a new internal architecture for its Grass Valley™ Spirit 2K and 4K DataCine® systems.
April 14, 2007
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booths N902/SL2020) April 14, 2007 — Continuing to see widespread enthusiasm for its award-winning storage and server approaches as more broadcasters move toward high-definition (HD) news acquisition and production, Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) today announced several new features for its Grass Valley™ K2™ Media Server and Media Client. Thomson also announced that shipments of the multi-format K2 systems have exceeded 1,000 units since their availability in Q4 2005.
April 14, 2007
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booths N902/SL2020) April 14, 2007 — DigitALB, the leading commercial media enterprise in Albania, has launched a 14 channel mobile television service based on a fully redundant Grass Valley's Mobile TV system from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS).
April 14, 2007
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booths N902/SL2020) April 14, 2007Grass Valley™, a business within Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) has been commissioned by CET 21/TV Nova, the leading independent broadcaster in the Czech Republic, to implement a new, completely tapeless HD news production and playout system for its news production center in Prague.
April 14, 2007
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booths N902/SL2020) April 14, 2007 — Dutch carrier KPN (formerly Koninklijke PTT Nederland) has awarded a long-term contract to Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) for a major upgrade to its transmitter network across the Netherlands. The multi-million contract will increase the power of KPN's digital terrestrial service.
April 14, 2007
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booths N902/SL2020) April 14, 2007 —Artear, a major media company headquartered in Buenos Aires, has purchased six Grass Valley™ Kayak HD video production switchers from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS), as part of a company-wide migration to HD production.
April 14, 2007
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booths N902/SL2020) April 14, 2007 — Last month, leading German sports outside broadcast company TV Unit commissioned Grass Valley, a business within Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) to build a large-scale high definition truck. The turnkey order includes 12 new Grass Valley™ LDK 8000 high definition cameras, two Kayak™ HD production switchers, and the Trinix™ digital video routing switcher.
April 14, 2007
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booths N902/SL2020) April 14, 2007 — For those media companies looking at what lies ahead for HD production, the Grass Valley™ LDK 8000 HD camera from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) provides a valuable tool that will serve them both now and well into the future. That's why it continues to be embraced by high-definition (HD) production studios and remote production companies across the industry.
April 14, 2007
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booths N902/SL2020) April 14, 2007Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) continues to streamline the process of feature film production and digital intermediate post production with its expanding line of Grass Valley™ Bones™ data capture and image processing tools. The latest addition to the system — Bones Dailies, to be launched at NAB2007 — will completely revolutionize the way that dailies (rushes) are ingested and handled in the movie-making environment.
April 14, 2007
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booths N902/SL2020) April 14, 2007 — As part of the continuing rollout of its award-winning FLO TVTM mobile entertainment service, MediaFLO USA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of QUALCOMM Incorporated, has placed a number of orders with Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS). Thomson has provided equipment for MediaFLO since the rollout began, and the latest orders include Ultimate Transmitters and Grass Valley™ NetProcessor™ multiplexers.
April 14, 2007
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booths N902/SL2020) April 14, 2007Grass Valley, a business within Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS), has been chosen to support the new Modeo® live commercial quality mobile TV service across the New York City metropolitan area with a full complement of products and systems designed to facilitate, monitor, and control the reliable transmission and reception of mobile digital audio, video, and other data types.
April 14, 2007
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booths N902/SL2020) April 14, 2007 — Representing the first completely new approach to the creation, commercialization, and delivery of content since the television industry began, Grass Valley™ ContentShare2™ from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) defines media workflows by their progress through the entire enterprise, instead of by how the media interacts with technical operations. The open software solution is unique in bringing together both business and creative systems to create a secure media asset and process management foundation, increasing project efficiency from creation through to distribution and archiving.
April 14, 2007
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booths N902/SL2020) April 14, 2007 — Providing a unique, scalable approach to meeting production companies' and broadcasters' 1080p production requirements, the Grass Valley™ Trinix™ digital video routing switcher from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) simultaneously supports standard definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) formats, as well as the ability to maintain current 1.5 Gb/s infrastructures while transitioning to higher-capacity 3 Gb/s operations required for more demanding 1080p50/60 signal routing.
April 14, 2007
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booths N902/SL2020) April 14, 2007 — Grass Valley™, a business within Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) will launch Mustang, an integrated chip capable of delivering high definition MPEG-4 signals using as little as half the bandwidth of existing encoders. Grass Valley MPEG-4 AVC compression efficiency using Mustang will be demonstrated at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas, with premium quality HD at as little as 4Mb/s. Deliveries of Mustang-powered ViBE encoders will start in the second half of 2007.
April 9, 2007
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., April 9, 2007 — KTVU, the highly rated Fox affiliate in Oakland, Calif., is the first in its market to broadcast a high-definition newscast, using Grass Valley™ digital production equipment from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS). The improved on-air look of its news programming created with the station's Grass Valley equipment has helped KTVU retain its existing audience and attract new viewers who have migrated to HDTV sets in their homes.
February 5, 2007
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., February 5, 2007 — The move to digital file sharing systems across the corporate, educational, institutional and retail landscape has led to significant sales for the Grass Valley™ MediaEdge®2 video delivery system from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS).
February 5, 2007
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., February 5, 2007 — Al-Watan TV is building a completely new HD facility on two sites in Kuwait, including the largest television studio in the Middle East. As part of this project the company is investing in seven Grass Valley™ LDK 4000 high definition cameras from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS).
February 5, 2007
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., February 5, 2007Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) continues to raise the bar for high resolution image capture with the introduction of the Grass Valley™ Xensium™, an innovative new high performance CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) sensor. The new, native high definition sensor has an array of 2.4 million pixels.
February 5, 2007
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., February 5, 2007 — Aimed at workflows with multiple origination formats and the need to deliver to multiple platforms, the latest version of the Grass Valley™ ProCoder software from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS), adds new formats and greatly enhanced processing features. Version 3.0 of the professional-grade format converter adds the latest acquisition formats, outputs for mobile video and MP3 players, such as the Apple® iPod, and support for multi-CPU and multi-core PCs.
February 5, 2007
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., February 5, 2007 — To meet the increasing demand from broadcasters and production professionals for cost-effective, high performance editing, Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) has announced the Grass Valley™ EDIUS SP SDI. This new product uses PCI Express acceleration and an interface board to deliver uncompromised editing quality on a standard PC platform.
February 5, 2007
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., February 5, 2007 — To facilitate the move to its new headquarters building in Brussels, RTL-TVI has invested in new Grass Valley LDK 8000 HD cameras, Kayak production switchers and Trinix and Concerto routers from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS). The order also included an innovative media distribution system using Grass Valley IPTV technology, delivering more than 100 channels over the centre's standard IT infrastructure.
February 5, 2007
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., February 5, 2007Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) announces that Fast Forward Video (FFV) will develop a new dockable digital recording solution for existing analog cameras that incorporates the Grass Valley™ REV PRO Digital Media Drive.
February 5, 2007
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., February 5, 2007 — SIM Video Productions, a leading video equipment rental house in North America, has purchased three Grass Valley™ Viper FilmStream™ digital cinematography cameras from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS), to serve its growing base of independent producers, directors and cinematographers looking for high-quality results with the convenience and speed of digital. The three cameras were immediately put to use, shooting two feature productions at the Hengdian TV and Movie City production studios in China.
February 5, 2007
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., February 5, 2007 — The new LCP400 local control panel from Grass Valley is far more than just a wireless controller for the Infinity™ Digital Media Camcorder from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS); it is set to change ENG and EFP workflows by transforming productivity. The LCP400, a software application running on a PDA or smart phone, gives operators access to metadata as well as camera functionality.
February 5, 2007
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., February 5, 2007 — With the markets for HD movie transfers and HD post production continuing to grow, Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) has launched a new version of its market-leading film scanning platform: the Grass Valley Spirit HD telecine. The new machine shares all its optical and mechanical components with the Spirit 4K film scanner, allowing the Spirit HD to be upgraded on site with the minimum of downtime as the user's requirements move from HD to digital intermediate post production.
February 5, 2007
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., February 5, 2007 — Aimed at broadcasters and facilities which operate in fixed 1080i or 720p environments, the new mark II version of the Grass Valley™ LDK 4000 camera from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) now benefits from 14-bit analog to digital conversion and other signal processing improvements derived from the new LDK 8000 multi-format camera.
February 5, 2007
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., February 5, 2007 — WIN Television, the world's largest privately owned regional television network and Australia's number one regional network, has placed a multimillion dollar order for seven Grass Valley™ Ignite™ HD Integrated Production Systems (IPS) from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) to streamline and integrate news production between the control room and the newsroom.
February 5, 2007
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., February 5, 2007 — Following its launch at IBC2006, the Grass Valley LDK 8000 camera from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) has won orders across all sectors of the industry. Between the launch of the LDK 8000 in September and the end of 2006, Grass Valley took orders for more than 250 HD cameras. The new LDK 8000 camera meets all current high definition television formats, and ensures a crisp and clean image with 14 bit analog to digital conversion and 24 bit internal digital signal processing.
February 5, 2007
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., February 5, 2007 — WJBF-TV, the ABC affiliate in Augusta, Georgia, is yet another station to make the easy and cost-effective transition to digital news production with a Grass Valley™ Ignite™ integrated production system from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS). The highly automated system has resulted in significant operational cost savings for the station and serves as a model for some of the 22 other television stations owned by WJBF's parent company Media General.
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