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14 Product Announcements for NAB

Grass Valley, California, 12 April 2010 – New for NAB 2010, Ensemble Designs has fourteen product announcements for video and audio equipment targeted at broadcast, post and production customers.

New for NAB the 7630 Dolby E Encoder and 7615 Dolby E Decoder, part of the Avenue signal integration system for broadcasters will be featured at NAB. The new Dolby E choices are for use with the new Avenue 9600 Audio Embedder, Disembedder and Data Inserter, a sixteen-channel module that handles both AES digital audio and analog audio. 3 Gb/s, HD and SD Video is supported.

“Multi-channel applications such as secondary audio processing are getting so much attention by broadcasters,” said Mondae Hott, Director of Sales at Ensemble Designs. “Larger broadcasters and international broadcasters work with 12 or 16 channels of audio on a regular basis. And they are still asking for analog audio to support monitoring too.”

Also featured will be a new converter that allows broadcasters to use off-the shelf monitors for high-end broadcast applications. The BrightEye 72 converts a 3 Gb/s, HD or SD SDI video signal to an HDMI signal that can be fed into most consumer monitors. The new BrightEye converter provides color correction and caption decoding, both of which are required in high-end video facilities.

Ensemble Designs’ new scan converter, BrightEye Mitto, will be featured at NAB as well. BrightEye Mitto provides an elegant means for taking computer video to air. Material such as YouTube video, weather radar, viewer emails and websites can be output to SD, HD or 3 Gb/s serial digital video. The first units have shipped and are being used in broadcast television stations in the U.S., Asia and New Zealand.

“Mitto’s quality is phenomenal. I haven’t seen anything else where you are able to select an area of the screen and still have the output quality. I just drag to select and it starts outputting. It’s great,” said Michael Martinez, Sr. Broadcast Engineer at MediaFLO TV USA, Inc. Qualcomm.

Here is a list of Ensemble Designs’ product announcements:

• Avenue 7555 HD / SD Video Processor and Frame Sync
• Avenue 7660 8 Ch Audio Mux/Demux/Data Inserter
• Avenue 9550 3G / HD / SD Video Processor and Frame Sync
• Avenue 9600 16 Ch Audio Mux/Demux/Data Inserter
• Avenue 9615 Analog/AES/Data I/O Audio option
• Avenue 7615 Dolby E / AC-3 Decoder option
• Avenue 7630 Dolby E / AC-3 Encoder option
• BrightEye Mitto Scan Converter for Broadcast
• BrightEye 72 SD / HD SDI to HDMI with Open Captions, Color Corrector
• BrightEye 81 3G / HD / SD SDI to HDMI Converter
• BrightEye 81-F Optical to HDMI and 3G / HD / SD SDI Electrical Converter
• BrightEye 83 HDMI and 3G / HD / SD SDI Converter
• BrightEye 83-F HDMI to Optical and Electrical 3G / HD / SD SDI Converter

Based in Grass Valley, California, Ensemble Designs is in their 20th year of business and is a leading provider of signal processing and infrastructure products to the professional broadcast industry, and other government and commercial applications. Customers include RAI, CBS News, NASA, Major League Baseball, Olympic Broadcast Organisation, Sky, ESPN, The Moving Picture Company and TVNZ.


Ensemble Designs
PO Box 993, Grass Valley CA 95945 USA
Tel: +1 530.478.1830
NAB Booth N1929

Press Contact: Cindy Zuelsdorf

Tel: +1 530.478.8328