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Systems are on sets such as Modern Family and Skyfall; Relied on in Stadiums and News Trucks

Last Updated: October 18, 2012 2:42 am GMT
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(Los Angeles, California--October 18, 2012) Boxx Communications will bring Boxx TV’s latest technologies to the SMPTE 2012 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition next week in Hollywood. Boxx Communications (Booth #416) will be showing the Meridian product line, as well as giving conference goers a sneak peak at the prototype h.264 HD system that is covering a distance of three miles. SMPTE 2012, considered the premier annual event for motion-imaging professionals in the media, entertainment, communications and technology industries, will be held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel (formerly the Renaissance Hollywood) from October 23-25. The Boxx TV Meridian is used on a wide variety of projects including the upcoming James Bond film Skyfall; episodic television shows like Revenge, Body of Proof and the Emmy® Award-winning Modern Family; and on breaking news stories on stations such KABC, KNBC and KTLA.

“Boxx TV is thoroughly focused on evolving and innovating our product line,” notes Boxx Communications Founder Mark Walker. “We are constantly in the field, working events in venues, on sets, and in broadcast trucks and control rooms. We derive significant understanding from that kind of real-world, hands-on experience. We get it, and understand what our customers have to accomplish, and that drives us to continually improve our products. What Boxx TV offers is an incredible option for the industry in terms of functionality and affordability.”

For those situations that demand high-quality, zero-delay HD and SD live transmission, Boxx TV’s Meridian Wireless Microwave Broadcast System is an affordable alternative to traditional COFDM systems with unprecedented success. The Meridian system uses license-exempt channels, and offers secure encrypted transmissions. It can be used for a variety of applications including large screen presentations, award ceremonies, and live broadcast events.

Boxx Meridian supports full 4:2:2 video including all formats up to 1080/30p, and delivers uncompressed, artifact-free broadcast video with in sync sound to integrate seamlessly with coax cameras switched live.

SMPTE 2012 attendees will also get a look at the recently released Meridian Tallis, an iris control and tally indicator accessory for two cameras. The Tallis provides tally and iris only control, and complements any brand of broadcast camera. The product is small enough to mount on any camera and the control knob gives accurate iris control. For a price around $4,000.00 for two channels controlling two cameras, the Tallis opens up a solution for productions where only iris control and tally indication is sufficient.

For more information about Boxx Communications, visit http://www.boxxusa.com or call 310.287.1285.


About Boxx Communications
Boxx Communications is the Los Angeles-based reseller for Boxx TV products, an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer. Boxx Communications provides the broadcast industry with a wide range of innovative digital microwave systems for live broadcasts, as well as Steadicam, portable field, video assist and ENG applications. Boxx is revolutionizing the industry with reliable, cost-effective, and groundbreaking technology. Continually innovating, constantly advancing, Boxx Communications offers impeccable solutions. For more information about Boxx Communications, visit http://www.boxxusa.com or call 310.287.1285.

About the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
The Oscar® and Emmy® Award-winning Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), a professional membership association, is the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. An internationally recognized and accredited organization, it spearheads multiple activities to advance moving-imagery education and engineering across the broadband, broadcast, cinema, and IT disciplines.
Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 600 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines.

SMPTE members include motion-imaging executives, engineers, creative and technology professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and students from around the world. To join the Society, please visit https://www.smpte.org/join.

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