now markets Byso Screen more as an editing, separating and screening system than as a picture desk.
Nevertheless, both Byso Screen sites expected also to acquire the AP's picture desks.
So, with input of analog wirephotos and local scans a fact, and while he and other vendors were awaiting publication of AP interface specifications, Byso developer Raphael Levien turned his attention to picture processing and output, eventually repositioning the product as a lower-cost solution to satisfactory processing of color images.
Over the years, Levien has put Byso Screen on a more powerful PC, improved its hardware and software.
Byso Screen now uses a Super VGA display to provide higher resolution and eliminate screen flicker, and is about to add a card "to vastly improve the speed of the disk drive," said Jack Levien.
Byso Screen can also be set to automatically output wirephotos to a laser printer to deliver reduced-size, low-resolution proofs, several to a sheet.
For the full BYSO season calendar, visit www.BYSOweb.org or call (617) 353-5353.
Auditions for BYSO's 53rd season will be held May 17-24 and are open to students in grades K-12.
's premier ensemble, the Boston Youth Symphony (BYS), including Emilie Campanelli of Westboro, violin, grade 10, will perform this work at Sanders Theatre at Harvard University on Sunday, Jan.