The Princeton Review #4 Rank – USC Marshall Online MBA

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LOS ANGELES—The Princeton Review® recognized the Online MBA (OMBA) offered by the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business with a #4 ranking in its influential 25 Top Online MBA Programs list for 2018.

The organization’s rankings are based on a survey of students enrolled in an online MBA program and data provided by administrators at the 75 participating business schools. More than 4,700 students evaluated multiple aspects of their degree program, including faculty, fellow students, career preparation, academics, the technology platform and their overall satisfaction.

The organization released these findings from students surveyed at the top 25 online MBA programs:
  • 34% report receiving a promotion while earning their degree.
  • 30% was the average salary increase they report receiving after degree completion.
  • $107,000 was their average base salary upon graduation.

“We set out to create a premier online MBA from the ground up and launched it in 2015 with great expectations,” said Miriam Burgos, academic director of the USC Marshall OMBA. “The addition of a top-five ranking from The Princeton Review to the program’s growing number of accolades is a great honor, especially since this recognition incorporates student perspectives.”

Earlier this year, the USC Marshall Online MBA ranked #12 among more than 250 participants in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Top Online MBA Programs list. It was the first year that the program was eligible for evaluation, and OMBA leaders say they are confident of the program’s upward trajectory.

The Marshall School began developing the program more than two years before its launch, building a studio to produce high-quality educational content, experimenting with and deploying new technological learning tools, training its faculty in virtual instruction, and developing a fully integrated curriculum to ensure that distance learners gain a holistic understanding of how organizations work.

Content created for the OMBA already has earned multiple awards from organizations including the Telly Awards and Davey Awards. Additionally, the Online Learning Consortium at its annual conference recognized the Marshall instructional design team for a presentation about its innovative approach to developing OMBA program content.

“We started the Marshall online MBA program with a dedication to understanding the practical knowledge and personal skills our students want and need to be effective leaders,” said Sandra Chrystal, vice dean for online programs at USC Marshall. “That dedication to our students is the key to the success of the program so far and to laying the foundation for a sustainable online program well into the digital future.”

The Princeton Review began ranking online MBA programs three years ago, recognizing the value and credibility these degrees have gained among employers. “For working professionals unable to move to a ‘brick and mortar’ campus for an MBA, these schools offer an opportunity to learn from some of the world’s best business school professors and earn their degree from anywhere in the world,” said Editor-in-Chief Robert Franek as part of the organization’s recent rankings announcement.

View The Princeton Review’s list of the Top 25 Online MBA programs and learn more about the methodology the organization employed in 2018 to rank online MBA programs.

About the USC Marshall School of Business

USC Marshall is one of the premier business schools in the U.S. and internationally recognized as a home for path-breaking research that emphasizes entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership and social responsibility. The USC Online MBA from the Marshall School of Business is built to help students succeed in the digitally driven business landscape, providing a curriculum focused on the practical skills expected of today’s global leaders. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, Marshall brings undergraduate and graduate students a unique perspective on the world, including global opportunities for experiential learning. The vibrant and active Trojan alumni community includes more than 89,000 people in 92 countries.

RoverPass Has Implemented RMS Availability Calendar

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As the world goes through uniquely challenging times, here at RoverPass, we’re still chugging away at making improvements to our Reservation Management System with the goal of providing campground owners and managers the best tools possible to run their campgrounds. That mission is more important than ever as the camping industry (and greater outdoor industry in general) takes a hit from the COVID-19 pandemic.

This month, we’re happy to announce our newest product update, a fresh new take on your availability calendar that’ll help you get more done in less time! Our post will answer what it is and how this update will help you manage your campground more efficiently.

What is the Calendar Refresh?

The RoverPass RMS availability calendar has always had viewing options that owners can use to keep track of reservations, however, it wasn’t always the most user-friendly. We’ve listened to your feedback and have upgraded the calendar to make it more useful to campgrounds while simultaneously making it much easier to use.

What are some of the changes?

With the new refresh, you’re now able to see more sites with less clutter on the same screen. Check out the new look:

We’ve consolidated the ‘Legend’, ‘Filters’, and ‘Requires Action’ option, to save precious screen real-estate and make more room for you to manage your availability.

We’ve adjusted the scrolling behavior so your calendar loads quickly and helps you get more done. Response time has also increased – meaning there is no longer a need to wait for sites to load as you scroll down.

View site info on a new popover by clicking on the site name. See below:

Last, but not least, owners now have the ability to create a custom charge right from the calendar screen.

As we all do our best to deal with the new normal, we hope to be a breath of fresh air for campground and RV park owners everywhere as we make strides to improve our RV Park software. Let us know what you think of the new Calendar Refresh in the comments below!

Lean Six Sigma Principles and Tools and Their Applications

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If you’ve heard some buzz about Lean tools and principles, you’re not alone. Lean tools got their start in America as early as the 1900s, when Henry Ford used Lean methodology to create the Model T assembly line. Lean methodology also has an expansive legacy outside the U.S., with companies such as Toyota making considerable breakthroughs in the application of Lean Tools throughout the 1930s.

In addition to being the first to correctly implement the Lean tool Just-In-Time, for example, Toyota is also known for creating its own Lean Production System. In this article, we’ll explore what Lean tools are and discuss the applications for seven common ones that you’ll encounter in Lean Six Sigma.

Lean Tools and Their Applications

Bottleneck Analysis

How many times have your projects gotten stuck somewhere between development and delivery? Bottleneck analysis is a structured way of looking at the processes and workflows for developing a product or service. Bottleneck analysis is also used to address both present and future issues, by identifying and addressing operational and process challenges.

Applications

Utilizing Lean practices to spot and rectify a bottleneck saves companies time, energy and money. Depending on the type of bottleneck, there are several things you can do to address it. For example, bottlenecks caused by inefficient processes can be fixed through streamlining and improving those processes; if it is instead caused by a lack of resources, you may need to hire more people or purchase technology to make your existing resources go further.

Just-in-Time (JIT)

Just-in-time manufacturing is an on-demand system that allows manufacturers to go into production only after the customer has requested a product. This means that companies do not have to stock up on unnecessary inventory, lowering the risk of some components or products being overstocked or damaged while being stored.

Applications

Professionals who use Lean principles should consider JIT if their business is capable of working on-demand and can minimize the risk of only carrying inventory as needed. JIT can be an effective framework for managing inventory, but it can also make it more difficult to meet customer demand if there is a breakdown in the supply chain.

As an example, the self-publishing sector often uses this model, only printing books as they are ordered. Digital distribution for media products has also helped to minimize the costs associated with excess materials.

Organizations in sectors like manufacturing should carefully evaluate their supply chains and minimize the potential for disruption when implementing JIT. If a critical supplier has to suspend operations, for example, it’s important to have a backup plan to ensure that the final product can still be developed.

What Are Lean Tools?

The Japanese word for waste is muda, which is defined as “uselessness.” Lean tools are designed to reduce Muda in organizations and improve quality control. In other words, Lean tools seek to eliminate processes that aren’t valuable.

Lean tools are utilized across many industries—from manufacturing to engineering to finance— and organizations often leverage them together with Six Sigma methods. Though there are some differences between the two frameworks, the underlying philosophies behind Lean and Six Sigma complement each other exceptionally well: Lean tools are designed to eliminate invaluable processes, while Six Sigma focuses on lessening variation within a process. When used together, the two are referred to as Lean Six Sigma, a process that reduces and manages different types of waste in organizations.

Though there are several different types of Lean tools, this article will focus on seven of them, and how they can be applied.

Lean ToolsSummary
Bottleneck AnalysisStructured way of looking at workflows
Just-in-Time (JIT)On-demand system of production
Value Stream MappingAnalyzing and optimizing a process
Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)Measure of productive time
Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA)Method to manage change
Error Proofing Analysis tool based on prevention
Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Method to get the foundation of an issue

Value Stream Mapping

Value stream mapping is a technique developed from Lean manufacturing. Organizations use it to create a visual guide of all the components necessary to deliver a product or service with the goal of analyzing and optimizing the entire process.

Value stream mapping is used in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, finance and healthcare. This principle takes all the people, processes, information and inventory necessary, and displays them in a flow chart in order to get an overview of the business.

Applications

Some of the ways that value stream mapping can be applied to your organization include:

  • Encouraging continuous improvement in processes
  • Enabling culture change within an organization
  • Facilitating clear collaboration and communication

Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA)

Plan-Do-Check-Act is a scientific method used to manage change, and is also known as the Deming Cycle. It was developed by Dr. W Edwards Deming in the 1950s. The PDCA cycle involves four parts:

  • Plan – Recognize an opportunity or process that needs improvement.
  • Do – Create a small test.
  • Check – Analyze the results of the test.
  • Act – Move forward based on those results.

Applications

Lockheed Martin used PDCA to create a more efficient process in material management. One of its award-winning achievements was its ability to reduce the time to move parts from the receiving department to the stock department. Initially, this process took 30 days, but the entire process was shortened to four hours.

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

Overall equipment effectiveness (or OEE) measures how much planned productive time is actually productive. For example, imagine you’re planning to work on a project for an hour, but then spending 20 minutes of that time answering a client call, meaning your OEE would be about 67% (40 minutes of actual production time, divided by 60 minutes of planned production time).

In terms of manufacturing, OEE takes into account the percentage of “good parts” produced (“good parts” being the parts that meet the quality standards of that particular company). In the example above, if your project has parts that are poorly constructed, those would not count towards the “good parts” or overall OEE score.

According to oee.com, overall equipment effectiveness can be calculated by multiplying the following three factors:

  • Availability
  • Performance
  • Quality

These three factors are defined as follows:

  • Availability = Run Time Divided by Total Planned Production Time
  • Performance = (Ideal Cycle Time Multiplied by Total Count) Divided By Run Time
  • Quality = Good Count Divided by Total Count

Applications

Companies apply OEE in order to increase production effectiveness and perform effectively and efficiently by establishing accurate baselines of performance—while still maintaining quality standards. This efficiency saves companies money and time.

Error Proofing

Error proofing—also known as poka-yoke—is a common process analysis tool that is based on the idea of prevention. As stated by Business Map, a project management software company, poka-yoke focuses on making sure that the right conditions exist before any process is put in place. This step lessens the chance of defects and human error happening.

Applications

There are a few steps companies can take to successfully implement root cause analysis:

  • Recognize the issue you are trying to solve.
  • Learn details about how long the problem has been going on, and how it is specifically affecting your process/business.
  • Collect data about the problem, and try to identify as many potential causes as possible.
  • Once you have data, decide what the source of the problem is.
  • Decide how to lessen the chances of the problem happening again.

The Value of Lean Training

Because Lean tools and principles can be applied to so many different industries around the world, professionals in many different settings and stages of their careers can take advantage of learning these methodologies. According to the career research platform Burning Glass, for example, some of the top industries looking for professionals with expertise in Lean methods include aerospace manufacturing, employment services, engineering services, control system and measurement tool manufacturing and medical hospitals.

Six Sigma metrics and methodology continue to be adopted by thousands of organizations globally as a model that can deliver dramatic performance improvement and cost savings. Learning these practices through advanced studies like a Lean Six Sigma certification program will help you stay competitive in today’s manufacturing and business marketplace by giving you tools to create efficiencies in your work.

USC Marshall MBA Team Won Award From Online Learning Consortium

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LOS ANGELES — The University of Southern California Marshall School of Business has won an award from the Online Learning Consortium for an information session that the School’s instructional designers will present at the Consortium’s 21st annual international conference this fall. The interactive presentation describes the new model that Marshall’s instructional designers developed for creating online courses for an integrated MBA curriculum.

The Marshall Online MBA’s integrated curriculum consists of five courses, all of which are cross-disciplinary. In each course, students acquire essential knowledge about germane business functions including accounting, finance, marketing and management. The program’s integrated curriculum enables students to gain insight into how these disciplines fit together and how an organization works holistically.

Since Marshall’s integrated courses typically are taught by a team of faculty members, the School had to rethink the model that it traditionally used to develop online programs. The old model paired one instructional designer with one subject matter expert. “When tasked with the design and development of a multi-disciplinary course with four subject-matter experts,” says Kimberly Brower, associate director of instructional design, “we developed a process that mirrored the inter-disciplinary curriculum model.”

The presentation, Integrated Instructional Design: Building a Process for Creating Multi-Disciplinary Courses at the Graduate Level, outlines the methodologies that the team employs in the pre-production, production and post-production phases of course development. The Online Learning Consortium selected it as a recipient of the Best-in-Track award in the Institutional Strategies & Innovations learning track for its Shaping the Future of Online Learning, conference October 14-16, in Orlando, Fla.

Marshall introduced its full-time online MBA this fall, after first developing a new curriculum, training faculty members in virtual instruction, and building a studio to produce engaging educational content. “We set out to develop an online curriculum that would provide our students with an exceptional learning experience,” says Phil Griego, USC Marshall’s assistant dean of online learning. “I’m pleased that our team is receiving this well-deserved recognition for its outstanding work.”

About the USC Marshall School of Business

USC Marshall is one of the premier business schools in the U.S. and internationally recognized as a home for path-breaking research that emphasizes entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership and social responsibility. The USC Online MBA from the Marshall School of Business is built to help students succeed in the digitally driven business landscape, providing a curriculum focused on the practical skills expected of today’s global leaders. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, Marshall brings undergraduate and graduate students a unique perspective on the world, including global opportunities for experiential learning. The vibrant and active Trojan alumni community includes more than 89,000 people in 92 countries.

Tips for Choosing a CrossFit Gym

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How to search for the best crossfit gyms in Pittsburgh?

These days, more and more people love to stay fit and healthy. People all over the world are discovering new ways of workout. Weight lifting, rope climbing, ball dodging, aerobics, running, weightlifting, and other physical activities help one stay fit and healthy. Many people look for the best crossfit gyms in Pittsburgh to get leaner and stronger than ever. Thousands of people join such gyms to stay fit. 

How to make the most out of crossfit gyms in Pittsburgh?

If you are looking for a crossfit gym around you, you have probably made the right decision. Search for the top crossfit gyms around you and join one where you are comfortable working out. Depending on your goals, you should maintain the complexity of the crossfit training. You can join gym with your friends so that you can enjoy exercising and competing with each other. Whether you are just starting to exercise or working out since years, you should choose the best crossfit gym in Pittsburgh. 

Variety 

Crossfit training involves different types of exercises, offering you an intensive workout that helps you make fit and healthy. The workout can be tailored at different levels depending on your existing fitness goals. Crossfit gyms in Pittsburgh have the latest equipment to help you achieve your goals.

Don’t rush

You cannot hire the first crossfit gym in Pittsburgh you come across. You need to do your research and compare several gyms before you pay for the membership. Consider all the factors while choosing the crossfit gym.

Don’t overdo it 

Crossfit training may be addictive, but you should make sure that you focus on quality instead of quantity. If you are a beginner, 3-4 classes per week can be a good idea to achieve good results. Make sure that you take the training under supervision to avoid injuries.

Eat enough

It is important that you eat nutritious and healthy food, specially protein. High intensity exercise can cause damage to the muscles of your body. You should eat enough to repair and grow the muscles. You would need protein every 2-4 hours to stay fueled all the time. 

Clarify doubts 

If you have doubts about crossfit training, feel free to walk into a few crossfit gyms in Pittsburgh and clarify them. Talk to the trainers and make sure that you are comfortable with them. 

Get enough sleep

You should try to get adequate sleep when you opt for crossfit training. Sleep helps in recovering your body and repairs it. If you don’t get enough sleep, you may not be able to get the right results.

Crossfit training can be challenging for you. The key to long term success with crossfit training can be consistency and maintaining a positive attitude. Discuss your goals with your fitness trainers and they’ll help you achieve them. 

Essential Tips for Purchasing Cardboard Tubes Online

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Are you planning to buy cardboard tubes? Do you want environmentally friendly cardboard tubes? Cardboard tubes are the cylindrical-shaped components that are used for several purposes such as crafts, storage, gardening pots, paper towels and more. Paper cans can be made for packaging cosmetics and food materials. 

Cardboard tubes are very handy materials for packing and moving. People use it for different types of storage purposes. Such cardboard tubes come in different shapes and sizes. Being light in weight, they can be decorated with creative craft skills. Many people use them to help to pack and store food products. Some people use cardboard tubes for storing old newspapers, pencils, pens, and other items. 

Why Choose Cardboard Tubes for Household Purposes?

When it comes to packaging solutions, cardboard is used for domestic, household, commercial, industrial and other applications. There are several reasons why you should choose cardboard tubes for packaging household items. You can purchase custom-made cardboard tubes to meet your exact requirements

As cardboard tubes do not require high labor costs, they are a suitable item for packaging. If you are planning to move your house, you can look for different types of cardboard tubes to pack your stuff. They can be recycled and re-used also. They are an environment-friendly material for packaging solutions. Being easy to use and affordable, cardboard tubes are widely used for different applications across the globe. 

How to Invest In The Right Cardboard Tubes?

It is important to buy cardboard tubes from reliable and reputed manufacturers. There are several tubes manufacturers and dealers worldwide. You should get multiple estimates and compare them. You can select small, medium or large diameter cardboard tubes. Some dealers offer huge discounts for buying such tubes for packaging. A few online stores provide discounts on bulk purchases. Some other websites offer free shipping for cardboard tubes. 

One should consider all the available options and make the right decision for buying cardboard tubes. Cardboard is made up of many layers. Depending on the function, you should choose the right cardboard tubes with the perfect strength. Check the thickness of the tubes before investing in them. Ask several manufacturers and dealers to provide you a list of the cardboard tubes they have. Choose the right products dimensions, thickness, and level of strength. 

Some suppliers can customize the tubes by adding unique decorative foil or paper coating. Some business owners may need to add logos printed on it. Different designs and patterns can be printed on the cardboard tubes. Some people use such tubes for scientific or medical products also. Both the ends of tubes can be sealed to store and ship confidential documents. Shipping tubes can also be made out of cardboard tubes. Contact Us Now

Cash Home Buyers | We Get The Cash In Your Hands Fast

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Other Phoenix cash home buyers generally offer half of what the property is actually worth, which in some cases, is fair, but in most cases, it is not. Homeowner Advocacy Team Cash Home Buyers of Tempe Phoenix and always offers a fair, better price than most. We have the connections and volume that affords us the luxury of buying power and the ability to offer the seller a much better price. It doesn’t matter the condition: Old to new, decent to run-down, livable to total disrepair, you can’t surprise us. We also buy homes that a realtor just won’t list, such as what you see below – Call Us Today! (480) 571-1400

Life in Arizona is good, but there are times when certain circumstances force us to have to unload a house post-haste. If you find yourself in a situation where selling your house now is the best thing to do, call us. Even if you are in foreclosure and are still ahead of the Sheriff’s sale, this is a vital time to call. We can easily take the house off of your hands, at a fair price, and you are, then, able to maintain your credit, which otherwise will fall by the wayside.

Calling us will also enable you to not only save your credit but will allow you to go and buy another house without the stigma attached to a foreclosure. Waiting too long to call may end up being your biggest mistake. We hope you’ll call right now.

Contacting us at Homeowner Advocacy Team Cash Home Buyers is the very best thing you can do for your foreclosure situation for several reasons. Like other situations that folks find themselves in, like overwhelming medical bills, ongoing college tuition, being buried in debt for whatever reason, we’re here to help. We will come and look at the house you want to sell and make an offer. We think you’ll find your worries begin to dissipate, if not disappear entirely.

As for what your particular situation might be that has brought you to seek out a buyer for your house, it just doesn’t matter what it is. We are a compassionate and understanding bunch and will do everything possible to get you the most for your house. Here in Tempe, Phoenix, Arizona there are various communities with an untold number of various reasons to have to sell. We, at the Homeowner Advocacy Team Cash Home Buyers of Phoenix office, are here to help you move on with your life with money in your pocket, and we do it every day.

We hope you’ll take a moment and give us a call today! (480) 571-1400 and invite us over to take a look. We also offer, for the bashful types, a Fast Response Form, which you’ll find in the page menu above, to fill out and send in. We will contact you, once we receive it, as absolutely as fast as possible, if not a call back instantly, depending on our availability. Contact us now!

6 Quick Tips For RV Beginners To Create Great Experience

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RVing is more than just an outdoor activity – it’s a lifestyle.

In the U.S. alone, there are around 40 million people who take part in recreational vehicle activities every year. There are also roughly 9 million American families who own RVs. But with more than 16,000 campground and RV parks in the country – how do you make yours stand out?

If you’re a campground or RV park owner, here are 6 simple ways to create great experiences for RVers that will keep them coming back.

1. Make It Affordable

Some people purchase RVs either because they can’t afford to build or rent a house of their own or for those yearly camping adventures. It’s important to have simple, transparent fees and make sure you set prices which keep you on top of the competition. The average cost of a private RV park is around $38. While campgrounds are relatively cheaper, most of these campgrounds don’t allow campers to stay for more than 14 days. Give your campers a treat and offer affordability.

2. Location is Everything

Many people prefer RV camping or lifestyle because it gives them a chance to connect with nature. The first thing people look for in a park or campground is the location and the ambiance. Although campers differ greatly, the two most common reasons for RV parking are:

  • When people want peace and quiet in the middle of a scenic view.
  • When people want to socialize and do fun activities.

Take simple steps to show off the view or ambiance you offer online, and help travelers unwind with area for games or suggested sightseeing activities.

3. Offer Online Reservations

We know how amazing spur-of-the-moment RV trips feel like, but it can be a bummer to pack your bags, gas up the RV, and head to a beautiful RV campground or park, only to find out it’s fully booked. While many RV parks offer online reservations, a small percentage haven’t transitioned from traditional email or phone methods. Creating a rv campground software or website will also give campers a chance to find the information they’re looking for regarding your park.

4. Provide Amenities

Whether they’re roughing it up or RV glamping, let’s admit that having the convenience of basic amenities is essential. Here are some of the common amenities you can offer:

  • Hookups
  • Bathrooms
  • Hot showers
  • Common supplies
  • Propane service
  • Firewood for sale

Some “luxurious” amenities to consider include:

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry services
  • Game rooms
  • TV room
  • Picnic tables

5. Add Fun Activities

Your RV park or caravan can have its upper hand over other parks just by the number of fun activities you offer. Families traveling with children or sports enthusiasts will appreciate activities such as:

  • Guided tours
  • Horseback riding
  • Sports like badminton, tennis, baseball, Frisbee, football
  • Biking
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Swimming
  • Water volleyball
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Boating
  • Snorkeling
  • Stargazing
  • Night trekking

6. Create an Online Community

After your campers have departed from your park, do your services stop there as well? Of course not! You want your campers to keep coming back. That’s how you’ll know they had a great experience. In order to do this, create an online community where you nurture and value your relationship with your RV campers. Reaching out to them will add a personal touch to your owner-client relationship. In addition, having an online presence will also enable campers to express positive reviews, constructive criticism, and any other type of feedback they have about your park and services. This way, it will be easier for you to learn from their comments and do the necessary changes.

Managing a campground or RV park can be a fulfilling job. If you do things right, you can be responsible for making other people’s vacations memorable.

Novastar VX6S All-in-1 Controller/ Video Processor

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The VX6s is an all-in-one controller that integrates sending card functions with video processing. Designed with powerful video processing capability, it supports 7 video inputs and 6 Gigabit Ethernet outputs.

Based on the powerful FPGA processing platform, the VX6s supports multiple transition effects, such as quick seamless switching and fade, providing flexible display controlling and outstanding video presentations.

The VX6s is equipped with an expansion card which can connect a USB drive to play the media files stored in it. By connecting a mouse and monitor, the USB playback can be intuitively monitored in real-time.

Features

  • Features 7 input connectors: 2 × 3G-SDI, 2 × HDMI 1.3, 2 × DVI, 1 × DVI+DVI LOOP and 1 × USB playback.
  • Supports 3 × windows.
  • Supports quick and advanced screen configurations.
  • Switches the PVW to PGM by pressing only the TAKE button in the switcher mode.
  • Supports adjustment of input resolutions.
  • Supports device redundancy settings.
  • The maximum loading capacity of video output is 3.9 million pixels.
  • Supports brightness adjustment of the screen loaded by the Novastar VX6s.
  • Multiple VX6s units can be cascaded.
  • Supports auto fit function of windows.
  • The maximum video output width and height are both 4096 pixels.
  • A total of 16 user presets can be created and saved as templates. The templates can be used directly and conveniently by pressing the number buttons on the front panel.
  • Any HDMI or DVI input source can be used as the synchronization signal to achieve vertical synchronization of outputs of multiple devices.
  • Features an intuitive OLED screen and clear button pressure need indicator prompt in the front panel, simplifying control system and operation.

Appearance

Front Panel

          No.                Button                                                                     Function

1

ON/OFF

button

Power button

2

OLED

screen

Displays the current status and setting menu of the device.

3

Knob

  • On the home screen, pressing the knob enters the operation menu screen.
  • On the operation menu screen, rotating the knob selects a menu item, and pressing the knob confirms the selection or enters the submenu.
  • When a menu item with parameters is selected, you can rotate the knob to adjust the parameters. Please note that after adjustment, you need to press the knob again to confirm the adjustment.

4

ESC

button

Pressing the button exits the current menu or operation.

5

Window control buttons

  • Pressing a button enters the corresponding window property menu.
  • Statuses of button indicators:
  • On: The window is open.
  • Off: The window is closed.
  • Flashing: The window is being edited.
  • When a window is open, holding down the window button can close the window.
  • In the USB playback mode, you can play, pause, play
  • previous, play next or stop current playback.
  • SCALE: This is a shortcut button for auto fit function. You can press this button to make the window of the lowest priority fit the screen.

Rear Panel

Input

Connector

Quantity

Description

3G-SDI

2

Supports input resolutions up to 1920×1080@60Hz and downward compatibility.

Supports both progressive and interlaced signals.

SDI1 supports de-interlacing.

USB 2.0

2

Connects to a mouse/keyboard, or connects to a USB drive to play media files stored in the drive. The supported USB drives and the formats of the media files in it are described as follows.

USB drive: FAT/FAT32

The USB drive cannot be a partitioned one or used as the system startup disk.

Picture file format: JPG, JPEG, BMP, PNG and WEBP

Video file format: MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, 3GP, FLV and MPG

Video coding: MPEG-1/2, MPEG-4, H.264/AVC, MVC, H.265/HEVC, H.263, GOOGLE VP8, VC-1 and MOTION JPEG

Output

Connector

Quantity

Description

Ethernet

6

6 Ethernet outputs

DVI

1

A monitoring connector, which can be set to preview the editing image or monitor the PGM

Overall Specifications

Electrical Parameters

Power consumption

65 W

 

Power supply

AC100V~240V 50/60Hz

 

Operating Environment

Temperature

–20°C to +60°C

 

Humidity

20% RH to 95% RH

 

Dimensions

Applications

Specifications

Input

Connector

Quantity

Description

3G-SDI

2

Supports input resolutions up to 1920×1080@60Hz and downward compatibility.

Supports both progressive and interlaced signals.

SDI1 supports de-interlacing.

USB 2.0

2

Connects to a mouse/keyboard, or connects to a USB drive to play media files stored in the drive. The supported USB drives and the formats of the media files in it are described as follows.

USB drive: FAT/FAT32

The USB drive cannot be a partitioned one or used as the Novastar system startup disk.

Picture file format: JPG, JPEG, BMP, PNG and WEBP

Video file format: MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, 3GP, FLV and MPG

Video coding: MPEG-1/2, MPEG-4, H.264/AVC, MVC, H.265/HEVC, H.263, GOOGLE VP8, VC-1 and MOTION JPEG

Audio file format: MP3, WMA, WAV and 3GP Audio coding:

−       MPEG Audio: MPEG1/2/2.5 Audio Layer1/2/3

−       Windows Media Audio: WMA Version4/4.1/7/8/9, wmapro

−       WAV Audio: MS-ADPCM, IMA-ADPCM, PCM

−       FLAC Audio: Compress Level 0-8

−       AAC Audio: ADIF,ATDS Header AAC-LC and AAC-HE, AAC-ELD

DVI

2

VESA standard

Supports input resolutions up to 1920×1200@60Hz and downward compatibility.

Supports HDCP.

Supports only progressive signals.

DVI LOOP

1

DVI loop output connector

HDMI

2

Supports input resolutions up to 1920×1200@60Hz and downward compatibility.

Supports HDCP.

Supports only progressive signals.

Output

Connector

Quantity

Description

Ethernet

6

6 Ethernet outputs

DVI

1

A monitoring connector, which can be set to preview the editing image or monitor the PGM

Control

Connector

Quantity

Description

ETHERNET

1

Connects to the PC for communication, or to the network.

USB (Type-B)

1

On the front panel, type-B

Connects to the PC for device control.

Used as the input port for cascading devices

U-DISK

1

On the front panel, type-A Reserved connector

USB (Type-B)

1

On the rear panel, type-B

l Connects to the PC for device control.

l Used as the input port for cascading devices

USB (Type-A)

1

On the rear panel, type-A

Used as the output port for cascading devices

Overall Specifications

Connector

Quantity

Description

Power connector

1

AC100-240V~50/60Hz

Power consumption

65 W

Operating temperature

-20°C to +60°C

Dimensions

483.6 mm × 250.1 mm × 45.0 mm

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About

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