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Playout PlayBox Technology has appointed former Vector 3 sales manager Van Duke as its new US sales manager. In his new role Duke will head up the newly established PlayBox Technology USA office in Florida. This will be Duke’s second stint at Playbox having previously been a country manager from 2006 to 2009. PlayBox Technology president Don Ash said: “We are delighted that he has chosen to rejoin us. Van has exactly the mix of talents we need for this high-profile role.” Van Duke started his broadcast industry career in 1978 as an engineer at WTVJ TV-6 in Miami. Five years on, he progressed into sales engineering taking on roles at Midtown Video, On-Air Systems, Video Technics and Primestream. Automation NVerzion has launched an updated version of its Component Level Automation System Solutions (CLASS) platform, which the company says “guarantees to speed up the efficiency of a broadcaster’s file-based workflow.” The latest edition includes support for the Windows 10 64-bit operating system. Reed Haslam, director of sales at NVerzion said: “The latest enhancements to CLASS answer some of the day-to-day challenges that our customers face, offering broadcasters more processing power, increased efficiency and reliability, and ensuring a superior quality on-air presentation for viewers.” NVerzion will showcase version 10 of its CLASS platform at NAB (booth N3725). Encoding and streaming VITEC will showcase the various elements of its IPTV Sports Venue Solution at NAB (booth SL6305). Included will be EZ TV, the MGW Ace/ D265 HEVC point-to-point portable streaming technology with Zixi stream protection and the Pico TOUGH video encoder. Philippe Wetzel, chief executive of VITEC, said: “Sports fans today want to be entertained in and out of their seats, but until now, the options were cost prohibitive. Our latest streaming technology provides customers with an affordable and reliable solution to optimise their displays and IP infrastructure, boosting fan engagement and creating additional revenue opportunities.” VITEC’s EZ TV allows a stadium or arena to stream high-quality live, on-demand, or recorded video over its existing IP KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 112 APRIL 2016 | 31