Extron Announces Availability of Digital Video Essentials Professional by Joe Kane Productions

  • Public relations contact:
  • Joe da Silva, Vice President of Marketing
  • Extron
  • E-mail: pr@extron.com
Anaheim, California (March 10, 2005) - Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the availability of Digital Video Essentials Professional (DVE Professional) by Joe Kane Productions. This six DVD set, sponsored and distributed by Extron, features an unprecedented, comprehensive suite of diagnostic tools for AV professionals. Features include standard and high definition video test and demonstration materials created by Joe Kane for specific aspects of video performance and diagnostics. DVE Professional is designed to be an industry benchmark for designing, calibrating, evaluating, and installing AV systems, as well as engineering and testing DVD players, video signal processors, and display devices. DVE Professional builds on the popular consumer version, with more than 130 new video test patterns designed for professional use. Test signals and demonstration materials are offered in both NTSC and PAL, and, for the first time ever, in 1080p and 720p Windows Media® Video (WMV) high definition. Similar to the consumer version, DVE Professional is an audio reference, with comprehensive audio test signals available in Dolby Digital® and DTS® multichannel audio, as well as Windows Media Audio (WMA). "We're excited to be the official corporate sponsor of this unique new resource in what is anticipated to set a new industry standard for the critical performance evaluation of state-of-the-art AV systems," says Lee Dodson, vice president of marketing for Extron. "Digital Video Essentials Professional will elevate system calibration of home theaters and commercial AV systems to new levels," says Joe Kane, CEO of Joe Kane Productions. "Many of the new visual test and demonstration materials will serve as an indispensable proof of performance reference for today's HDTV displays." Free online technical support is included with DVE Professional from www.videoessentials.com, once the product is registered over the Internet via interactive DVD-ROM access. Technical support includes updates to the video test materials, access to supplemental articles and information, and special test patterns for the European high definition video systems.

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