Virtual Choir makes desperate plea to Chancellor for parity on support schemes to help rebuild the economy

A powerful 4 minute video of over 100 people singing a parody of, ‘One Day More’ (from Les Miserables) has been released this week by members of ExcludedUK’s Facebook community group.

The arrangement is the work of Kate Cameron and Melody Schroeder, both members of the ExcludedUK community, a non-profit organisation set up to represent the estimated 3 million people who have been excluded from any meaningful financial support from the government throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

Kate, who is a music and singing teacher based in Glasgow, and Melody, an actress and scriptwriter from London, have never met in person, but have been working closely over the summer, putting together the choir, which consists of over 100 other members of the ExcludedUK community, with ages ranging from 18 to 70, some who have never sung publicly before.

Kate worked on the musical arrangement and Melody re-wrote the lyrics to ‘One Day More’, from the hit stage musical, Les Miserables, focusing on the themes of power, dreams and the fighting spirit of the people. The video was brought to life with the help of other ExcludedUK members, David Lawrence (Musical Director), Steve Woods (Video Editor), Tom Smith and Ross Cameron (Sound Engineers),

The arts have been particularly badly hit by the pandemic, with many performers – singers, musicians, dancers, actors, as well as curators, producers and technicians struggling financially after seeing their work literally dry up overnight.

Kate said, “The ExcludedUK community has been a saviour to me and putting this song and video together has given me a focus and a reason to get up in the morning. It’s been an amazing experience.”

Melody agrees with Kate, “I was really struggling with my mental health too, and I am so grateful that I met Kate through the Facebook group and I’m so inspired by all the amazing people in the ExcludedUK choir and proud of what we have created.”

It is hoped that this video and message in the song will further highlight the plight of the 3 million UK taxpayers who have been excluded from government support during the coronavirus crisis.

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Notes to Editors:
ExcludedUK is a volunteer-run grassroots non-profit organisation committed to working towards bringing an end to the exclusions in the Government’s Covid-19 financial support measures affecting 3 million individuals and businesses excluded through no fault of their own.

About ExcludedUK:

ExcludedUK is a newly formed non-profit NGO and serves as a collective platform for those entirely or largely excluded from the UK Government’s Covid-19 financial support measures. We are a rapidly growing organisation and an inclusive community, representing a broad spectrum of individuals and businesses, but all sharing one common thread: we are excluded.

As an organisation we will play a crucial role in facilitating support and assistance on multiple levels, both for now and into the future.Our aim is to build a stronger platform, raise awareness, lobby for support, raise funds for legal challenges and help enable the changes that are needed for those excluded. Most importantly, our hope is that our efforts can help propel affected individuals and businesses forward in the face of adversity resulting from Covid-19 and being excluded from Government support, while equally ensuring we are all able to help each other emerge from this crisis.

an inclusive alliance for the excluded:
creating a collective platform for those excluded from UK government Covid-19 support

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ZØLTAN Drops ‘Hey World’, New Song and Music Video

ZØLTAN celebrates the power of a smile through his music video for ‘Hey World’, his brand new single. There’s also a manifesto in the visual, an encouragement for all independent artists.

”The message of ‘Hey World’ has two dimensions. The first one speaks about the power of an unexpected smile and the revelation of forgiveness. The second one reflects on the need for perseverance on the part of independent artists in the Covid-19 context and it calls for resistance.”, declares ZØLTAN, the author of the song.

The story’s about a wicked man who comes from the depths and is wondering how it is possible that life should treat him well. He expects the worst, but he gets a smile from the world, as if from a by-passing stranger. He’s treated well. There’s always more than we can imagine when we carry the burden of guilt. In such cases, forgiveness and grace can be of great help.

The ‘Hey World’ video was directed by Vlad Cătană / ColorS Media.

Zoltan Sebestyen is an Eastern European storyteller/songwriter & bass player from Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania. An enigmatic artist with a sensitive lyricism, his songs are built on poetic lyrics with a strong spiritual dimension. ZØLTAN is an Art Pop project with poetic lyrics. It incorporates the sounds of contemporary urban culture, such as the ‘sounds of heritage’: pop/electropop elements and symphonic orchestral arrangements.

After ‘Black Christmas’, released on the 6th of December 2019, ‘Hey World’ is the second single from a 5 songs Ep by ZØLTAN, destined for 2020.

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2b Acting release their hard-hitting interactive video ‘NO: The Line’, painting a disturbing picture of a virus-controlled future

Yorkshire based digital media and theatre company 2b Acting, has released yet another hard-hitting NO interactive video, ‘The Line’. A disturbing dystopian future where citizens are heavily controlled to maintain self-isolation.

The sudden societal changes introduced in response to controlling the COVID-19 virus, such as social distancing, wearing of masks, lockdowns, virus tracking apps, etc. serve as the backdrop to 2b Acting’s latest episode in the ‘NO series’ of interactive videos.

Their ‘NO series’ raise subjects that have an impact on society and where a question can be asked that should have the answer NO, yet this is not the case. For example, “Is it right that 3 million children die from hunger in this world every year?” NO! But it keeps happening.

In ‘NO: The Line, the question asked is, “Is it right to brainwash a population?” To answer this, the viewer takes the role of a controller, an employee, asked to utilise known control techniques to keep Angela (played by Anastasia Ampatzoglou) from crossing a self-isolation demarcation point – The Line. This is represented as a marked border that Angela has been conditioned never to cross, to stay safe.

Whilst the story presents a future that may never happen it does highlight the possible abuse of control techniques currently being employed and the subsequent trade between our humanity and our safety because of it.

“In this interactive video, the viewer controls the unfolding story. Each decision has consequences for Angela and in this way, the viewer gains a better understanding as to why answering NO to the question is not as straight forward as it first appears”, says 2b Acting. “This is an interesting way to tell this powerful story, which is great for us, as we want our art to lead towards truths that encourage betterment.”

Interactive videos do allow for new ways to tell stories and those who watch will find this medium more engaging and meaningful than other forms of storytelling. The interactive video is available for viewing by Enhanced Mode users on 2b Acting’s InView platform.

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Compact Versatile Video Cross Hair Generator

A cross hair device is used in many applications such as welding, machining centers medical industry, security and surveillance, and military. The crosshair device provides a user with a visual reference point on the video feed in real time. The overlay reference allows the individual to gauge relative position, distance and orientation relative to other objects in the video view. A cross hair device is often used for targeting purposes.

Invisual E Inc. video cross hair device comes in 3 variants. One is a BNC or RCA input / output. The other is a SVIDEO input / output. The third option is an OEM level board for those that would like to integrate into their own package or machinery. The cross hair device offered is a robust, versatile, compact easy to use, video cross hair generator. Available on the market for a wide market audience with a cost effective price tag. The video input options are NTSC or PAL format which are auto-detected by the device. The output video is in exactly the same form as the incoming video except for the superimposed cross hair generated by the device. The cross hair device supports five different cursor types: single cross-hair, double cross-hair, single vertical line, single horizontal line, and circle. Other adjustments include : position, color, line thickness, solid or dashed lines. When the adjustment is complete the settings are saved to board memory. The setting are restored when power is applied.

Cross Hair Specifications:
 Video standards supported: NTSC, PAL.
 Power requirements: 8 to 15 Volts, 80 mA
 Input/output Impedance: 75 Ohms
 Cursor types: Cross-hair, double cross-hair, single line, and circle
 Control: Rotary encoder with press switch
 Video connectors: RCA, BNC, or S-Video jacks.
 Power connector: 2.1 mm DIN, center pin positive
 ROHS: Lead free
 FCC & CE compliant.
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About Invisual E. Inc.
Pierre Huot founded Invisual E Inc. in response to a desire to implement his vision to the market for identified needs for manufacturing. Huot’s adherence to a customer-driven development approach combined with his strategic abilities helping OEM, integrators and manufacturers deliver improvements on a key objective of managing the total cost of quality equation. The firm establishes this through the implementation of control systems, process improvement and quality management systems
Huot possesses an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Ottawa. He is the author of several published case studies and white papers.

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DoorBird IP Video Intercom D1101V Available Worldwide

With the DoorBird D1101V, the latest IP video intercom from Berlin-based manufacturer Bird Home Automation is now available worldwide. The D1101V with one call button combines a compact, elegant design with DoorBird’s IP technology and comes in a surface-mounted and flush-mounted version. The smart intercom sends push notifications when the call button is pressed, and allows you to talk to visitors, and see them live via smartphone, tablet or indoor station.

The DoorBird D1101V is compact, WiFi-enabled and ideal for single-family homes”, says Sascha Keller, CEO Bird Home Automation. “This IP video door station combines new components such as the 1080p camera and the Bluetooth module for access control as well as excellent audio quality from the integrated speaker in a small housing with a stainless-steel front panel”.

More comfort through WiFi and Bluetooth
The D1101V can be connected to the Internet via WiFi or network cable. This allows access to all functions of the smart door intercom from home and remotely. Settings and user permissions can be configured in the free DoorBird app via smartphone, tablet or IP indoor station. The integrated Bluetooth module allows residents convenient and keyless entry.

Full HD camera with 1080p
For the first time in the DoorBird product family, the D1101V has an integrated camera with a full HD 1080p resolution. The built-in Sony image sensor ensures the best possible image and video quality during the day and at night. Additionally, the camera angle has been optimized compared to previous models through a better lens. Visitor images are stored with date and time stamp in the free cloud history.

Integrated motion sensor for additional security
The new IP intercom features a configurable motion sensor with 4D technology for accurate detection. It can detect movements within a six-meter radius. In addition, the sensor detects if someone is approaching the door, leaving the house or both. Users can decide which direction of motion sends a push notification or triggers a relay.

Smart Home compatible
Existing smart home systems can be easily combined with DoorBird. Due to the Open API interface, the D1101V can be integrated into your own building and home automation systems such as KNX, Loxone and Control4, as well as video surveillance and access control systems. Thus, the smart home becomes manufacturer independent.

Surface or flush mounting
The D1101V is available as a surface-mounted and flush-mounted version. The face plate is made of stainless steel and the weatherproof housing complies with the industry standard IP65. Due to its slim design, the compact door intercom can also be mounted on door frames. With the help of additional adaptors, mounting is also possible at vertical and horizontal angles.

About Bird Home Automation Group
The Bird Home Automation Group develops, produces and markets high-quality IP video door intercoms under the trademark “DoorBird” around the world. The company’s headquarters and production plant are located in Berlin, Germany, with a further office in San Francisco, USA. “DoorBird” stands for the combination of exclusive design with the most innovative IP technology in the field of door communication. The products are made from corrosion-resistant precious metals and manufactured in Germany according to the highest quality standards. For more information, visit

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Eagle Eye Networks Brings Cloud-based Video Surveillance to the mozaiq IOT market

EEN-mozaiq-PR-ImageParticipants of the mozaiq market, are now able to access the cloud-based video capabilities of Eagle Eye CameraManager. mozaiq was founded by international companies ABB, Bosch and Cisco.

MUNICH, DE & AMSTERDAM, NL – Eagle Eye Networks, the leading global provider of cloud-based video surveillance solutions, and mozaiq, a marketplace for IOT services, today announced a technology partnership that will add Eagle Eye surveillance video to the mozaiq market. The Eagle Eye CameraManager video surveillance system is now available in the mozaiq market, so businesses, alarm companies, security integrators, and individuals can more easily integrate their IOT and security systems to Eagle Eye CameraManager.

Eagle Eye CameraManager’s adds new video functionality to the mozaiq market
Participants in the mozaiq market are now able to access the cloud-based features of Eagle Eye CameraManager, which include real-time access to live and historic video from their mobile devices and computers. “We are excited to offer video surveillance functionality integrated into the mozaiq market. We believe that a fully open API provides tremendous benefits to our customers and this is a prime example of making integrations easier for them.” says Dean Drako, CEO of Eagle Eye Networks.

New combinations and enhanced features made possible by mozaiq market
For IoT products and services, mozaiq creates a market for companies to offer their solutions directly to other IoT partners. With the ability to combine services and enhance current features, mozaiq makes it simpler and easier to deliver integrated solutions. Users of the mozaiq market are able to develop new service packages and product bundles by combining their solutions with the cloud-based video surveillance from Eagle Eye Networks.
Among others, the mozaiq market includes alarm systems, smart home, and business solutions. Also being part of the market, Eagle Eye video can now be easily linked and delivered to the customer when alarm or home events occur.

“With the power of collaboration, we jointly reach a wider group of companies seeking to provide interoperable products and services,” stated Axel Godoy, CEO of mozaiq. “On the mozaiq market the new service will be available for our customers and partners over all of Europe.”

Integration is the key to a successful IoT solution
On the mozaiq market, companies can partner their devices, services, or data with other company’s services with minimal effort or investment. mozaiq works behind the scenes to ensure the companies’ products work together in the cloud, giving businesses the freedom to create and launch their next idea. mozaiq helps device manufacturers, service companies, and data suppliers bring new products to market at a faster pace, with lower development efforts and lower project costs than ever before.

Eagle Eye Networks and mozaiq will be displaying solutions at the upcoming trade events:
Visit Eagle Eye Networks
Where: ESSEN
When: 25-28 Sep 2018
Booth number: 7C24

Visit mozaiq
Where: IFA Berlin
When: 31 Aug – 5 Sep 2018
Booth 214, Hall 26

About Eagle Eye Networks
Founded in 2012, Eagle Eye Networks (‘Eagle Eye’) is the leading global provider of cloud-based video surveillance solutions addressing the needs of businesses, alarm companies, security integrators, and individuals. Eagle Eye’s 100% cloud managed solutions provides cloud and on-premise recording, bank-level security and encryption, and broad analog and digital camera support – all accessed via the web or mobile applications. Businesses of all sizes and types utilize Eagle Eye solutions for operational optimization and security. All Eagle Eye products benefit from Eagle Eye’s developer-friendly RESTful API platform and Big Data Video Framework ™, which allow for indexing, search, retrieval, and analysis of live and archived video. Eagle Eye’s open Video API has been widely adopted for integration in alarm monitoring, third-party analytics, security dashboards, and point of sale system integrations.

About mozaiq
mozaiq unites the power of the cloud, so companies can create new commercial offerings by combining services, data, and connected devices. On the mozaiq market, companies can partner their devices, services, or data with another company’s, with minimal effort or investment. Mozaiq works behind the scenes to ensure all companies’ products work happily together in the cloud, giving every business total freedom to create and launch their next brilliant idea.

The simple drag-and-drop tools make it easy for anyone to start making new connections, with little technical experience required. Within minutes, companies can connect their offering to other product and services of other brands, allowing them to offer more to their existing customers as well as gaining exposure to a whole new customer base. It’s the simplest way to create huge opportunities for your business. Best yet, participation is free of charge, with the ability to earn revenue as your business connects with others on a pay as you grow basis.

With mozaiq, device manufacturers, service companies, and data suppliers can bring their products to larger markets at a faster pace, with lower development efforts and costs than ever before. They can reach their customers in more authentic ways and create meaningful connections with new customers around the world.
mozaiq was founded by international shareholders ABB, Bosch, and Cisco. The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany. Currently, mozaiq has about 20 employees.

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