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LION member spotlight: North End Waterfront

A Q&A with LION Publishers member Matt Conti, publisher of North End Waterfront in Boston.

1. When did your site launch, what geography does it cover and why was it founded? was launched in May 2009 covering the “news and views” of Boston’s North End and Waterfront community. At the time of launch, I was acting as clerk for a few neighborhood groups and started the site to publish reports from community meetings. The site quickly became very popular, so I broadened our coverage to all types of neighborhood news and events.

The North End is America’s oldest continuously settled residential neighborhood, the home of Paul Revere and well-known today as Boston’s Little Italy. The community is ever-changing due to rapid gentrification, real estate development and booming tourism. As a result, the past few decades have brought waves of young professionals, new families and high resident turnover in the urban core. At the same time, the waterfront area of the neighborhood has established itself as a resident destination with refurbished warehouses and luxury condos along Boston Harbor.

The most dramatic change to the neighborhood was the Big Dig that depressed the overhead interstate highway into an underground tunnel. As a result, the 2008 opening of the Greenway parks physically reconnected the North End / Waterfront with the rest of downtown Boston for the first time in over a generation.

Despite these enormous changes, the decline of the major news media and papers created a vacuum in community news. attempts to fill that gap to inform and comment on issues that make living in our historic neighborhood so unique.

2. What was your background before becoming an independent local news publisher?

I was an engineer and currently have a primary job in finance. My interest in community affairs pushed me to become a local news publisher. Technology advances also played a major role as online tools made it easier to distribute articles on the web as well as through email newsletters and social media.

As an amateur photographer, I had the advantage of being able to create original high-quality imagery to tell many of neighborhood’s stories through photo journalism.

3. How would you describe your operation and business model?

I worked on the site alone for several years and continue to post the majority of articles. Today, we have dozens of volunteers from community groups, businesses, nonprofits and local columnists contributing content. These relationships have proved vital to the site’s success.

In order to move beyond a one-man show, I started a voluntary subscription system through Patreon. Our most loyal readers responded positively to the patron program, resulting in a steady stream of revenue that continues to grow as new readers signup. That has allowed me to bring on a part-time, paid assistant editor who does much of the baseline work such as police blotters, event/calendar postings and a set of recurring weekly features. Along with a handful of freelancers, we juggle covering newsworthy events and community meetings.

My local photography brings in supplemental income for the site through various licensing arrangements, calendars and prints. I accept occasional sponsorships, but don’t believe banner ads are a sustainable business model in today’s mobile, ad-blocking world. Plus, I greatly prefer creating new content rather than selling advertising.

4. What do you consider your competition as a local news or information source?

The site has prospered through a multitude of competitive launches, including Patch and the Boston Globe’s Your Town sites. Most of those have fallen by the wayside.

On the print side, I never saw the local weekly newspapers as competitors since I knew the digital audience was different and would continue to grow. I actually partner with a couple of the print weeklies when it makes sense to leverage our limited resources. One neighborhood paper has scaled back to publishing every other week. Another real-estate driven paper with neighborhood news ceased publishing entirely (reportedly as the result of a lawsuit, although I suspect they saw the writing on the wall, too).

Fellow LION member, Adam Gaffin of Universal Hub, has done more to expand the Boston online local news scene than most anyone else. His citywide breaking news site often highlights articles on, broadening the site’s visibility to the Greater Boston audience.

5. What makes your site unique? has strong visual impact, with an emphasis on photos and videos. If a picture can say a thousand words, then that’s more productive than me writing those words. I publish thousands of images throughout the year, including coverage of the North End’s famous Italian summer feasts, some of which have been licensed to National Geographic publications.

Our community meeting videos capture the hard-core neighborhood issues and political debate. We have captured many of the most important discussions going on in the city. From new real estate development to liquor licensing, our public meeting videos get thousands of views.

With a strong community presence, our content is driven by the readers who now literally support the site through patron voluntary subscriptions. Our covered population is only about 15,000 in the North End / Waterfront area. But, the issues here often have citywide appeal, and that has broadened our reach throughout downtown Boston.

6. What is something you wish you had known when you were starting out or would do differently now that could perhaps serve as advice for others?

I had no idea how important the site would become to the local community, its residents, businesses and visitors. That’s a blessing and a curse. Sweating the details to get things right becomes a necessity instead of a luxury.

Building relationships on all levels of the community is key, whether they be with local officials, police officers, school principals, restaurant owners or even periphery experts such as academics measuring local climate change. We find there is a lot we can do for local neighborhood groups, businesses, non-profits, cultural organizations and charities. In return, they are happy to contribute content covering their community niches.

7. What about your operation is your biggest source of pride right now? has gained an enormous amount of trust in the community from the residents, businesses and visitors. That is a responsibility that I take very seriously. Community engagement has been a catalyst for the site’s success.

It is hard to believe the site is nearing it’s seventh year of publication. I am thrilled the site’s traffic continues grow, but I am most proud of the depth has achieved within the local community. I rarely meet anyone living in my primary coverage area that does not know about the site.

8. What do you struggle with the most?

Comments have perplexed me from the beginning of the site. Anonymous comments are popular but can easily get out of control. Moderating comments is a soul-sucking experience and very time consuming. In the past, I have tried to enforce real names or used Facebook plugins along with a myriad of other commenting systems that did not work very well. Most recently, I am back to allowing anonymous commenting with heavy moderation.

I always struggle with finding a time balance that works for me and the site. Given my other responsibilities, I continue to remind myself that I cannot cover every little thing. That means focusing on what is most important to the readership and not wasting energy on superfluous matters.

9. What are some of your future goals for the site?

For better or worse, I have more ideas than time to execute them. Introducing new community tools is priority. We have a simple forum, but I think there is much more than can be done there.

I also manage a sister site,, that serves as a business directory, tourist guide and history archive. I would like to better integrate the two sites to leverage both audiences, residents and visitors. already has a strong following on social media and via email through our daily newsletter. I am always keen on new ways to further our distribution. I am not sure the ‘instant articles’ or news aggregators by the large tech companies will takeoff, but I want to be ready.

Longer-term, I want the site to be a sustainable platform with a variety of voices, where my personal participation is less vital. That might mean joining or creating a homegrown network and/or expanding to other neighborhoods. I have seen so many news sites come and go, that I want to create something that can stand the test of time.

10. Why are you a member of LION Publishers?

I share the scrappy passion of LION publishers, many of which are in my situation of juggling too many balls in the air. Listening and sharing challenges has helped me figure out what makes sense for my site’s specific situation and how to introduce new policies and tools.

Changes in technology and the local news media have created an exciting, albeit exhausting, opportunity. I see LION Publishers at the forefront of figuring out how the next generation will receive and interact with community news.

Chapter Spotlight: North Brunswick and South Brunswick

Emily Silverman and her husband Mike Milewski started PORCH North Brunswick in late 2019. They had lived in Pittsboro and regularly volunteered with  PORCH Fearrington. They moved to Leland two years ago and missed their PORCH community. After hurricane season ended, they had a full box of emergency food and supplies that they would have previously donated to PORCH. They reached out to Christine at PORCH Communities and to former Fearrington neighbors to figure out how to start a PORCH community in Brunswick County. Their first small food drive was in January 2020 and it has grown from there. 

Emily likes the model for a number of reasons:  “We love the PORCH model because it’s a great way to get neighbors involved in a shared effort. The donating and task of collecting donations, and delivering those donations to the food pantries are spread out over lots of volunteers. So it’s easy to participate. And we recognize the need is so great, so there is a lot of motivation to donate and to volunteer.”

A year later, in December 2020, two sisters, Kate Livers and Mary Beth Livers, started PORCH South Brunswick. When Kate lived in Carrboro she had been a volunteer and on the board of Chapel Hill – Carrboro Meals on Wheels and became familiar with PORCH since they had donated food for Meals on Wheels care packages. In November 2020, Mary Beth (as a part of her local Rotary) was collecting food to help the Boiling Spring Lakes Pantry provide a Thanksgiving dinner to neighbors in need. She came home and mentioned the lines she saw. Kate, remembering the PORCH model, wanted to start one in the community. With the help of another friend, Emily Silverman, and Christine, PORCH South Brunswick was born in a matter of weeks. Now in their third month, they have already expanded, providing food to seven local food pantries. 

Kate loves being part of the PORCH Community: “My favorite thing about PORCH is how supportive the leadership team and fellow PORCH communities are! The ability to take what has now been a decade long, proven local success story and create a turnkey model which facilitates a successful startup in any community is an amazing asset to our fight to end hunger in America.”

To volunteer and learn more about PORCH North Brunswick and PORCH South Brunswick check out their websites and follow them on social media.

NYCRUNS Club Spotlight: North Brooklyn Runners

Without a doubt, running clubs run this city- we know it, they know it. We wouldn’t be able to have our races without them! That is why we wanted to give them the opportunity to introduce themselves. This week we are kicking off the NYCRUNS Club Spotlight series by highlighting North Brooklyn Runners. The NYCRUNS Club Spotlight series will take a look at the diverse running clubs of New York City and celebrate the unique ways that they contribute to fitness and community across all five boroughs.

Becca Ades is the President of North Brooklyn Runners. She is from Burlington, Vermont and has lived in New York City since 2006. She currently resides in Brooklyn.

How did you get involved with North Brooklyn Runners?

I got involved with NBR when it first formed in 2009.  I was looking for a fun, community-based running club that offered competitive training opportunities.

What is your club about?

North Brooklyn Runners is about providing free pathways to running for our community. We offer multiple runs a day for runners of all experiences and abilities. Our members range from absolute beginners to Olympic trials competitors.  Above all, we believe in giving back to the communities we run through and creating inclusive spaces for all.

Where does your club run? Which is your favorite running route?

Our club hosts runs around North Brooklyn and Prospect Park. On the weekends our long runs take us all over Brooklyn and Manhattan…it is really just about how far you want to go!

My personal favorite running route is a loop of the Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges.  The views are spectacular—especially at night.

How does NBR give back to the community?

Our running club has partnerships of the month where we promote local businesses and feature them on our team Instagram.  We also have a community outreach coordinator who works to provide local volunteer opportunities to our members ranging from clothing drives to supporting local mutual aids to organizing events that raise money for local charities and nonprofit organizations. Most recently, we have been hosting time trials and have been encouraging members to donate to non-profits during important community-based work in lieu of race registration.

We know it’s hard to choose but… which NYCRUNS race is your favorite?

My favorite NYCRUNS race is the Spring Fling 10k—but I must admit that I’m partial as it celebrates my Saint Patrick’s Day birthday.

Tell us your group traditions! What is your personal favorite post-race tradition?

One of our group traditions is the NBR Crownimal.  This is an award bestowed upon members who complete 4 of our group runs consecutively—the Night Owl, Tigerwolves, Doves, and Hellkatz (many of our group runs have names!).  It is celebrated by donuts at McCarren Track following the Hellkatz 6:30 am Thursday Workout.  It’s picked up quite a following!

In terms of my favorite post-race tradition, I enjoy taking a nap after races.  They really wipe me out.

How can we keep up with what NBR is up to?

The best way to stay informed about our running club is by following us on social media @northbrooklynrunners.  If you are interested in joining our group runs, sign up for our Google group on

If you are interested in being featured on our Club Spotlight series, please email us at [email protected]


A family friendly neighborhood in Newport Beach with amenities for all to enjoy all year round.

Crummack Huseby is honored to have recently been chosen to partner with North Bluff Park Community Association, and we’re so proud of all they’ve already done so we’re putting them in the spotlight this month! Among the 217 lovely homes you’ll find peaceful walkways and beautiful grass knolls. It is truly a neighborly community that enjoys the always-heated relaxing pool and the great BBQ area year round. Its location in Newport Beach makes those amenities a daily event. During the warmer summer evenings, the kids also enjoy playing in the community park.

North Bluff Park has an active Board of Directors that ensure the community is running smoothly and remains a sought-after neighborhood in Orange County. Among their highest priorities is to make sure the landscape is looking top-notch for this prestigious area of Newport. The Landscape Committee meets several times a month to address homeowner requests and determine potential upgrades. The Board works closely with Bemus Landscape who was recently hired to be onsite 5 days a week to keep the common areas looking great. They even have volunteer residents named the “Green Thumb Gang” who give their HOA a heads-up about any landscape concerns.

Their other committees include the Architectural Committee, assisting with any upgrades to the homes, and the Parking Committee that ensures there is enough parking for residents and guests.

Crummack Huseby is so proud of how the North Bluff Park comes together to accomplish so much in a very short time with their Board and their committees. During Crummack Huseby’s meet-and-greet, we were joined by interested residents, Bemus Landscape, and Courtesy Patrol. The Board of Directors also had the opportunity to go over some of their goals they’ve targeted for this year. With so much enthusiasm from the Board and the North Bluff Park residents, we look forward to working with them to bring their visions to life.




Crummack Huseby Property Management was awarded “Best Places to Work” three years in a row by the Orange County Business Journal and Best Companies Group. They have added value to communities throughout Southern California by working with HOAs, homebuilders, and land developers through their collaborative and customized approach. Their personalized philosophy to community management has allowed them to successfully discover and develop one-of-a-kind programs for new and existing communities.

Member Spotlight – North Carolina Nurses Association

Beth Shook BSN, RN, NCSN has been in nursing for over 7 years. She’s currently working as the North Carolina West Region School Health Nurse Consultant where she is the liaison between local health departments, hospitals, and school systems in the state.  Shook supports student health services that address student health needs in schools and provides education that is necessary for school nurses to keep students healthy while in school.                                 

The children Shook works with continue to inspire her nursing career.  “From the small ones to the adolescents, I want to make their lives better, and as a school nurse, I know that for many children, the school nurse is the health care provider they will see most often,” Shook said. “It is my job to make sure that school nurses have the necessary tools to enrich these children’s’ lives.”                              

Shook had a kindergarten student who had Cystic Fibrosis.  He came to her daily for medications and she would spend a few minutes chatting with him during his visits each day.  She had him as a student until she moved to another school at the end of the school year.  Three years later Shook was in the grocery store when she felt a little body rush up to her and wrap her arms around my legs.  The child’s grandmother who Shook had never met was with him and looked shocked and embarrassed.  “When grandmother finally got up to us, he smiled and told her, ‘Grandmother, this was my best friend in kindergarten.’ My heart was full and I knew I had made the right career choice,” Shook recalls.

Shook has recently completed her final semester for her MSN Nurse Educator.  With her new degree she will be able to develop education and resources to help school nurses become better school nurses. The specialty of school nursing doesn’t have enough educational opportunities that are exclusive to it and she wants to help with that.    


Beth’s Advice for a New Nurse: Remember the reason that you chose to become a nurse.  Let that reason guide your career choices in your career.

NCNA thanks you for being a part of our community and for your passion for nursing, Beth!

Are you an NCNA member with something to share? Fill out a submission form here to be considered for an upcoming spotlight.



NP Evening Series: Esophageal Updates: It’s Not Just Your Grandmother’s Heartburn!

April 20, 2021

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Nurse Planners-Orientation to ANCC Criteria and Documentation for AP Units

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Let’s Keep Talking: Diversity, Health Equity, and Social Justice

April 30, 2021

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NCNA Legislative Update Webinar

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Faith Community Nursing Council Meeting

May 25, 2021

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May 25, 2021

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Healthy Leader Practices. Healthy Nurses. Healthy Tomorrows.

May 26, 2021

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Coordinator Spotlight: North Carolina Coordinator Jacob Argue

Jacob Argue

Seattle, Washington (Home)

North Carolina Take Back Our Republic Coordinator

After graduating high school in the Seattle, Washington area and being given an academic scholarship to attend the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Jacob Argue, being a young man who loved the outdoors, accepted the opportunity and in 2019 graduated from the U of U with degrees in Economics and Mathematics.

Upon graduation from university, Argue joined the Peace Corps and made his way in July 2019 to a remote village, Kilosa, Morogoro in central Tanzania where he taught secondary school physics to about 450 students using a combination of English and Swahili.

“The writing on the blackboard is in English,” said Argue, the North Carolina Take Back Our Republic Coordinator. “And then the explanation is in Swahili. 

He said the students and schools were still established and set up on the old colonial British system where he explained there is Form 1-A, or Top students, all the way down to Form 1-D. Each of these were set up so he would teach 90 students at a time.

Argue had spent three months with 50 other Peace Corps volunteers in Pre-Service Training, “learning Swahili, how to teach effectively, how to stay safe and healthy, and how to respect local customs.” After a celebratory swearing-in ceremony with his cohort and all their host families, he boarded a bus and traveled seven hours to the village of Kilosa, where he was set to begin his Peace Corp service.

“You begin to think of distance as in the time of bus rides,” he said. “In how long it takes to get from place to place.”

Argue would be the first Peace Corps Volunteer to serve in Kilosa, and that came with some challenges. For example, the house he was set to move into was not ready when he arrived. He spent the first couple weeks with the school’s headmaster, known in Swahili as the “Mkuu.”

“It was a constant battle to get little things done on the house. It was exciting though because it kept me on my toes.” said Argue

Argue said he was pleased with the choice he’d made in joining the Peace Corps and in being in Tanzania and working with the students and people of that nation. “Honestly I can’t remember when we first started hearing about Covid,” he said. “It had shown up in a couple of the country’s tourist spots, but it wasn’t that common. And really, you see a lot worse things there every day than Covid health-wise.”

It was March 2020 when, as Argue puts it, “We got an email from the Peace Corps director in DC saying all volunteers worldwide would be evacuated to the US because of the pandemic. Monday morning we got the order, and Friday morning I was on a plane. It was very sudden. At first, I thought it would be something where I might be home for a month and then able to go back, but we’ve all seen that’s not been the case.”

Upon returning home, Argue decided to apply to graduate school, ultimately settling on a Master of Public Policy at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy in Durham, North Carolina.

“That’s how I got involved with Take Back Our Republic,” he said. “Democracy needs to be fixed first. Our problems all stem from a system which is unresponsive to the people. Real change is only possible when politicians are responsive to the people.”

And yes, Argue does plan on going back to Tanzania. He has applied for an internship at the American embassy in Dar Es Salaam for the summer. “I have so much more I wanted to do. I’d love to see my students and my colleagues again. And of course, the Serengeti and Mount Kilimanjaro are in Tanzania, so if nothing else I’ll go as a tourist when I get the chance.” He keeps up on Swahili with near daily WhatsApp communication with his friends in Tanzania.

You can reach Argue and Take Back Our Republic by going to or call 334-329-7258.

Seaport Spotlight: North End Dining

When the weather outside is frightful, hearty pastas and red wine are just delightful! Travel itineraries to Boston are remiss if they lack a stop in the North End. The city’s Italian enclave feels more like a stroll through a bustling European city instead of one through the heart of New England. Cozy cafés, candlelit dining rooms, and gelato shops converge on Hanover Street, the North End’s busiest thoroughfare. Save time to wander along the side streets of the North End, and you’ll find even more of Boston’s best dining from everyone’s favorite boot in the Mediterranean Sea. Herewith, a few of our favorites:


• Original Regina Pizzeria (11 ½ Thacher St., Boston): Veer off Hanover and look for the neon sign for Regina Pizzeria, the original location for Greater Boston’s most popular place to get a pie. Pitchers of beer pair with brick-oven pizzas that range from the unpretentious to the gourmet, like chicken pesto and spinach prosciutto. Save room for sweet treats at one of many nearby bakeries.

• Giacomo’s (355 Hanover St., Boston): Think of it as your way to pass time in the cannoli line across the street at Mike’s Pastry. This cash-only venue offers delicious Italian classics at affordable prices. While the line for a table might get long, it usually moves fast. Seafood pastas are popular, and house specials for two come with a bottle of wine and provide a scrumptious date night that won’t break the bank!

• Bricco/Bricco Panetteria (241 Hanover St., Boston): While Bricco may be one of the North End’s more popular dining rooms (Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were once guests!), it is equally one of its most authentic Italian venues. From the zucchini flowers stuffed with truffled ricotta cheese at the beginning of a meal to the decadent tiramisu at the end, Bricco will regale your stomach. Be sure to check out Bricco Panetteria behind the restaurant for carbs to take home or to your hotel room. The prosciutto and parmesan ciabatta is our favorite midnight snack!

• Neptune Oyster (63 Salem St., Boston): Crowds arrive early for Neptune Oyster, and for good reason! Neptune’s raw bar and lobster rolls are seen as the best of the city, so try to plan a trip for lunch to have a shot at finding a space in the North End’s premiere seafood venue.

• Modern Pastry (257 Hanover St., Boston): The cannoli wars between Modern Pastry and Mike’s Pastry (located just a few blocks down Hanover) are legendary, but we’ll give it to Modern this winter. The bakery fills your customized cannoli shells on the spot, and you can take them downstairs to an often-overlooked bar to enjoy a libation with your sweet treat.


photo courtesy of Regina Pizzeria 

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  • Christie Media Servers
  • Christie Microtiles
  • LCD panel Christie
  • Projection equipment
  • Video controllers Christie
  • The Moscow office of Christie has a whole arsenal of demonstration equipment for conducting technical presentations and testing system solutions in conditions of maximum proximity to production.

    List of demo equipment:

    Christie Single-Chip Designers:

    • Christie DHD555-GS
    • Laser Phosphor Projector

    • Christie D12HD-H, Christie DHD951-Q, Christie DHD800 mercury lamp projectors, Christie Entero HB
    • video projection cubes

    Christie 3-chip projectors:

    • Projectors with mercury lamps HD10K-M, Mirage HD10K-M, DS + 10K-M, Mirage HD14K-M, Roadster HD10K-M, Boxer 4K30
    • Xenon Projectors Roadster HD20K-J, Mirage HD20K-J

    Video switching and control:

    • Christie Spyder X20 Video Controller 1608
    • Christie Phoenix
    • Video Controller

    • Pandoras Box Dual Server
    • Christie Brio Team +

    Christie solutions for control rooms and situation centers include rear projection video walls: 70 “front access and 67” backward access video cubes, MicroTiles and interactive LCD panels.

    Christie Moscow Systems Canada Inc. Is an international visual technology company, its own subsidiary of Ushio Inc., Japan (JP: 6925). Consistently setting industry standards and becoming the first
    company on the market, Christie manufactures some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete display systems. The company is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative visual technologies. From application in places
    retail to Hollywood, from situational and command centers to classrooms and simulation training simulators, all Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences everywhere
    world, showcasing stunning dynamic images.

    Delta Media Server family from 7thSense

    Many applications require a high quality image source suitable for a particular display system. Delta Media Server is such a source of information, from projected 3D cinemas, fulldomes and digital signage to points of interest. A completely uncompressed video server capable of tremendous flexibility to fit any display configuration.

    Delta Media Server fully scalable from single form factor HD playback to 2,3,4,6,8,12 and 16-pin fully uncompressed video servers with frame fidelity, real-time video input, stereo 3D capability, UltraHD, 4K60, and 4K 120fps over DVI, 4K 60fps over SDI plus 8K 60fps and 16K 60fps and fundamental real-time composition flexibility with built-in effects, and real-time warping and blending …

    True uncompressed service
    Delta Server’s high performance is based on modern ultra-fast hard drives that stream up to 4: 4: 4 uncompressed media, which is important for large-scale displays and delivers the highest quality possible.

    Live show control
    Delta features fully real-time multimedia composition, allowing you to interactively reconfigure a show or display with direct on-screen feedback, ideal for creating live events.

    In addition to HD
    One Delta Media Server has multiple outputs, each of which has media with its own resolution in any aspect or resolution. All graphics resolutions are accepted, including SD, HD, 4K 60fps, 8K, 16K or even 4K dome master eyes.

    Multi-channel outputs
    Each Delta server can provide up to twelve warped and mixed outputs. Multiple Delta Media Servers can also be synced into a large group, providing incredible pixel count for widescreen displays.

    Match any display
    Delta Media Server can manage flat panel arrays (including panel orientation and bezel control), curved screen projections, 2D or 3D full hemisphere projections of buildings and other shapes.

    Ultimate flexibility
    Interactive, accurate frame-by-frame editing Delta Media Server provides maximum flexibility in show creation. With real-time layering, mix motion and still images with real-time sound and effects on your screen.

    We understand that each project is unique and therefore our team will recommend the most suitable server from the range and then apply any settings you need. Since we always build our products to order and to specification, we can develop new or custom features and adapt the configuration for our application.

    This means you’ll always have the performance and features you need, and you won’t pay for things you don’t need.


    The most powerful media server with a wide range of hardware and software options, designed to meet the needs of some of the world’s most prestigious displays.


    Up to 6xHD / WUXGA / 2K uncompressed playback at 60fps or 1x4K at 60fps in 4: 4: 4 format, pixel accurate sync, camera-based auto-align option, and real-time warp and blend functions.


    Can play up to 4 channels of HD / WUXGA / 2K uncompressed playback at 60 frames per second in 4: 4: 4 or 4x4K YCoCg (HAPQ) format.


    Comes with a choice of two different hardware options depending on requirements and is capable of playing uncompressed WUXGA or 2K video at 30fps with full timeline control, warp and mask with blending options.


    Designed primarily for theme parks, museums, science centers and attractions – places with lots of content, lots of displays and the need for fast and easy media delivery without sacrificing quality.


    Powerful, versatile, scalable media server in a compact form.Play back uncompressed 4K 8-bit 4: 2: 2 at 60 frames per second from a micro-size solution of just 145 x 152 x 44mm and weighing 1.4kg.

    90,000 From South to North Yamal

    South of Yamal – Novy Urengoy – Korotchaevo – Tazovskaya Guba

    South Yamal

    Half a century ago, when the Yamal deposits were just being discovered, the entire population of the current Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug was less than 30 thousand people, half of them are local peoples: Nenets, Khanty, Komi.Since then, the number of residents has grown 18 times, and the share of indigenous peoples has dropped below 10%. Yamal is a territory of settlers: explorers, romantics, seekers of quick money, who came here for a couple of years and have been living for decades. Much in the appearance of the cities and villages of Yamal testifies to the fact that people came here for a short time: if we put up a house, it will last five years, and we don’t need more. This is how temporary buildings stand, even if they have been used by more than the first generation. This is in the nature of both settlers and indigenous people who have been wandering behind their herds for many centuries.Nature also advises against building for centuries. Permafrost, the top layer of which melts in a short summer, can destroy any foundation. The earth “walks”, moves in waves, and even piles do not always save.

    Structures that should definitely stand for a long time – this is everything related to the fuel and energy complex. Thanks to him, Yamal became rich by Russian standards, filled with people (at least in its southern part). And the fuel and energy complex does not tolerate negligence: this is an area of ​​high pressure and flammable substances.Everything here must be reliable: buildings, cars, people. The entire Yamal from south to north is crossed by a grandiose infrastructure, which seems unshakable against the backdrop of the short-lived villages of the peninsula. Now this entire industry has a single axis around which it is built – Zapolyarye – Purpe, the northernmost oil pipeline in Russia. From the village of Purpe, oil goes further – to the southwest and southeast. And going up the pipeline, like a river, passing by Novy Urengoy, you get to the very north of Yamal – to distant and rich deposits.

    Novy Urengoy

    At the entrance to the largest city of Yamal, the driver says: “Welcome to hell!” It is clear from his tone that this is not hell for him, but for the spoiled Moscow guests whom he wants to impress. Of course, for the greatest acuity of impressions it was necessary to come here in winter, when the temperature reaches minus fifty. And late spring, summer and early autumn are the times when Novy Urengoy at first glance is indistinguishable from any other city in Russia.He is quite well-to-do and well-groomed. Residents of Urengoy talk about new shopping centers and complain about the cost of housing, which is approaching Moscow. Despite the fact that it is an industrial city, it is close to nature. Forests and fields are visible from the windows of high-rise buildings, if visibility does not drop to zero due to constant and very thick fogs.

    Although, if you look closely, these are not the forests and fields to which we are accustomed. The forest seems to have recently been planted: small fir trees, deciduous trees, more like shrubs.Of course, these are not seedlings, but adult plants, just dwarf ones – there are no others in these latitudes. The fields are green, but not tall, dense grass. Yes, and these are not fields, but rather swamps overgrown with moss. The owners, who decided to take their dogs for a walk (and Siberian huskies are especially popular in Novy Urengoy), agree: “Tonight we will go to the tundra.” It is still forest-tundra, to be precise. But the landscape is already almost alien, especially in the fall, when the tundra dresses in all sorts of colors. Although the most unusual thing is not the sight, but the sensation of walking.A thick layer of moss is like a carpet. Each step is like a soft pile that envelops the leg and does not want to let go. Any other vegetation clings to a layer of moss, which is here instead of black soil. Everything under it is either water, or sand, or sand with water. And in addition to dwarf trees, lingonberries, cloudberries, cranberries, blueberries grow on moss.

    The New Urengoy people only chuckle when they hear that Peter is standing in the swamp. This, by their standards, is nonsense. When Novy Urengoy was under construction, a huge amount of sand was brought in to fill the bog.But until now, everything that is not asphalted is, to a greater or lesser extent, swamps. For nine months a year, they are in a frozen state (the average temperature even in May fluctuates around zero), and in the summer they pester the residents with mosquitoes and fogs. The relative proximity of the Kara Sea determines the variability of the climate. “There is no weather forecast here longer than one day,” say the locals. And in winter, the temperature drop within one day can reach 30 degrees. Many complain about the climate, but few leave.Employees of large companies like Transneft can afford to spend a significant part of the year in warm regions. The northerners are entitled to a 50-day vacation and free travel to any city in Russia. As a rule, they reach Moscow, Sochi or Krasnodar, and from there – with their own money – to Egypt or Turkey. Almost two months of vacation and northern allowances allow them to come to terms with the lack of sun and warmth.


    Novy Urengoy is really new.This name was registered only in 1975, and then it was still a small village. It’s just that Urengoy is a little older – ten years old. This is a village located to the east, not far from Korotchaevo, an important industrial and transport point, where a very busy crossing of the Pur River is located. In summer, when there is no winter road, this is the most important link in the Yamal transport system. The pontoon bridge is always filled with cars and people – an endless stream, going alternately to one bank, then to the other.It is interesting that Korotchaevo is formally a microdistrict of Novy Urengoy, although it is located 70 kilometers from the city (if you count in a straight line), which says a lot about the scale of Yamal and the distances that people travel.

    Tazovsky is located 200 kilometers north of Urengoy. But it seems like much further. You need to go there all day: the road strays, makes a big detour, and it is impossible to accelerate on it: fogs and sharp drops in the height of the roadway interfere, on which an unwary driver can take off and make a hard landing.This is a feature of the polar routes – the biggest problem here is not the pits. In such places, roads are built with a large margin of safety – so that under normal conditions they would serve for 10 or 20 years without repair. But the road inevitably goes in waves due to the constantly troubled permafrost.

    Special report
    Tazovsky village:
    at the edge of the Earth

    On the way, you manage to discern the gradual transformation of the forest-tundra into tundra: when the trees practically disappear, but more and more often you see the shining surface of the water as you approach the Taz Bay – the bay of the Kara Sea, which is surrounded by countless lakes accumulated in the deltas of the Taz and Pur rivers.If you drive at night, constantly to the right and to the left of the road, field lights flash – searchlights and associated gas torches. And in the daytime you can see that the Zapolyarye – Purpe runs along the road – the only main pipeline in Russia, most of which are laid above the ground. Otherwise, the permafrost will crush, push it out of the ground. They say that when the pipeline was being built, and the fields were being developed, cars were passing here in a continuous line. At night, there was no need to worry about visibility: the road was two lanes of light moving in opposite directions.Now at night you can drive for an hour and not meet anyone. Only rare fires from deposits indicate that there are still other people somewhere in the world.

    Tazovskaya Bay

    The road, laid together with the pipeline, goes to Tazovskoye and to GNPS No. 1 Zapolyarye, the northernmost oil pumping station in Russia. Further – only by helicopter or boat. These are already places where mostly only indigenous peoples live, because it is too difficult for everyone else to get along with this climate, polar night and polar day (which, oddly enough, is harder to bear than night).“It was only here that I learned what a blizzard is,” says one of the newcomers, who has become a local long ago, and all the locals have a story about a blizzard in store: as nothing foreshadowed, when suddenly the world became dark white, as it already was. hope is lost, and then salvation came (or did not come). Neither any noticeable hills nor forests prevent the wind from walking on this land. The wind is the boss here, and because of too strong gusts, air traffic often does not work.

    The border between untouched nature and civilization is marked by the skeletons of ships and other machines created by man.Now they are no longer simply thrown away, but in the 1990s, a huge amount of equipment was simply left where it stood, swam or lay. There is no one to take her out of here: it is too expensive and difficult. At first, you are indignant – after all, this is disrespect for the environment and people who live here. And then you can no longer imagine this place without the relics of a bygone civilization: somehow they organically blended into the landscape, making it completely unique and finally alien.

    A boat is the safest (but still not so reliable) way to travel further north.There is no ground transport, and air transport is too dependent on the vagaries of the weather. There is as much water as you like: from streams and narrow river branches to wide streams and vast lakes. All this is woven into an endless labyrinth, the walls of which are grassy shores. Only a very experienced person is able not to get lost in the water labyrinth, because all these numerous channels are not indicated on the maps. Moreover, there is no data anywhere on the bottom topography, which is constantly changing. A couple of weeks without rain is enough, and small rivers, which make up most of the local water bodies, begin to shallow.If we add to this the legendary fogs, it turns out that it is as easy as shelling pears to run aground – and then you have to push the ship with boat hooks, hoping that the bank is not too wide.

    Gradually and carefully walking along the rivers, you can reach the trading posts – places where for a long time the locals exchange their goods for imported ones. Over the centuries, the functions, and sometimes the appearance of the trading posts, have practically not changed. The district administration has built houses in which Nenets families can hide from the weather and even live.But they are mostly empty. And the Nenets fishermen live in tents nearby. Nomads are even further away. In the warm season, herds of deer wander north and further from the marshy area around the Taz Bay: animals escape from the clouds of insects, which not only cause inconvenience, but also spread disease. Trading posts and fishermen’s settlements can be found in a few hours of rafting down the river from Tazovsky. It will take more than one day to get to the reindeer herders’ camps.

    Shyokur, muksun, smelt and many other types of fish are found in abundance here.For both the Russians and the Nenets, one of the unmistakable topics for a general conversation is the dispute over which one is tastier. At the same time, no one will argue about the cooking recipe. Of course, it’s best to just peel, sprinkle with salt and eat for half an hour. It doesn’t bother anyone that the fish is practically raw. When it is completely fresh, there is no unpleasant fishy aftertaste, and the nature here is so pure that no one considers it necessary to heat food.

    It is amazing to realize that a whole nation does not have any permanent habitats, houses, roads, fences and everything else.The Nenets are not tied to any point. The tundra and the river for them is not a set of familiar places, but something that constantly lasts, never ends and just goes on as usual. The landscape here, it would seem, is without any frills – flat land, flat water – but the Nenets love this land, consider it the most beautiful, and at some point you begin to understand them.

    “I look at the stars every night, and they are different every night,” says the captain of the boat. He came here for three years, and he lives for almost thirty.The son went to study in St. Petersburg, but his father does not want to hear about leaving Yamal. He loves it very much when business makes him spend the night far in the tundra, on his boat. The captain is very talkative and likes to joke with people “from the mainland” – to scare them with polar bears or ask on a clear day whether to see the northern lights in the sky. But each time there comes a moment when he stops practicing wit and eloquence – and freezes, as if amazed by what he sees around him. Sometimes he looks at the river, sometimes at the stars.And if you follow his gaze, you can see the northern lights.

    Barco Alchemy ICMP – Barco

    About Barco Alchemy ICMP

    The Barco ICMP Module combines the functionality of an Integrated Cinema Processor (ICP) and a Media Server in one common card and forms the heart of Barco Alchemy digital cinema projectors. Reducing the set of required equipment simplifies and increases the reliability of the projection control room.This smart projector even detects potential operational errors and alerts the operator to problems. It contains onboard memory and turns any Barco Series 2 projector into a fully functional DCI-compliant projector and media server. With rich alternative content inputs and the industry’s most powerful DCI decoding capabilities, the Barco ICMP module is even ahead of today’s demands and radically expands the capabilities of your Barco Series 2 digital cinema projector.The projector equipped with the Barco ICMP module is ideal for theater management systems (TMS) and operates autonomously in single screen installations. Barco’s ICMP module is DCI compliant according to the Compliance Test Plan (CTP) version 1.2.

    Improving operational efficiency

    Thanks to the built-in user interface of Barco Web Commander, the projector can be controlled remotely, including creating and scheduling shows. Configuration and setup can be done simply by service technicians using Barco Communicator software.

    Future proof

    Combined with one 4K digital cinema projector, Barco Alchemy technology projects 2D 4K images at 60 fps and 3D 4K images, and supports all standard HFR DCI 2K movies and 3D movies …

    Unique Benefits of Barco Alchemy Technology

    • Easy Operation with Intuitive User Interface Barco Web Commander
    • High Reliability and Ease of Use with Fewer Devices and Blocks
    • High Resolutions, High Frame Rates and High Data Rate Even Outstrips Requirements Future
    • Includes on-board memory and hardware RAID-5 controller
    • Intelligent switching of resolutions and frame rates on display
    • Intelligent mixing of DCI and alternative content sources in a single show
    • Inputs for rich alternative content
    • Easy upgrade for Series 2 projectors with using the Barco Alchemy module


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