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DVEO’s Ad+EAS Serter Selected as a Finalist in 27th Annual San Diego Connect Most Innovative New Product Awards

San Diego, California — October 1, 2014 — DVEO, the broadcast division of Computer Modules, Inc. (CMI), announced today that its ad inserter and EAS emergency alert system, the Ad+EAS Serter™, has been selected as a finalist in the Communications and IT category for the 2014 Most Innovative New Product Awards, sponsored by CONNECT. CONNECT, a regional program that catalyzes the creation of innovative technology and life sciences products in San Diego County, continues its twenty-seven year tradition of honoring San Diego’s leaders of innovation and groundbreaking new products with the annual award.

The Ad+EAS Serter is a broadcast quality playout server with Ad and EAS (Emergency Alert System) capabilities. It inserts emergency alerts — plus video clips, text, graphics, and RSS news feeds — anywhere on video content, live, on a schedule, or via signaling like SCTE 35 signals from EAS generators.

It adds messages to one to four targeted SD cable or on-air channels or sub channels, or to one to four IPTV SD channels. (An option for 1 HD and 3 SD channels is available.) The high density system is available for three video formats — DVB-ASI, IP, or SDI.

The Ad+EAS Serter is designed for broadcast studios, cable head ends, and IPTV operators who require an easy to use EAS messaging system to communicate with their subscribers. The system is currently deployed at a major cable company to originate important messages to the entire subscriber base.

The system is compatible with Trilithic™, Sage™, and Monroe™ EAS Alert generators. EAS audio from EAS systems is spliced into live audio, and emergency audio messages are sent to viewers.

“We are excited to be one of three finalists in our category for the very prestigious Most Innovative New Product Awards,” stated Laszlo Zoltan, Vice President of DVEO. “With the Ad+EAS Serter, our customers can reduce the cost of ad insertion in IPTV and digital broadcasting. Traditional methodology relied upon post production work flows. In the digital world, ads are inventoried and inserted in real time.”

“For 27 years CONNECT has been hosting the Most Innovative Products awards and each year the entrants just keep getting better — this is one of the most competitive fields we’ve seen for MIP yet,” said Greg McKee, CEO of CONNECT. “Annually, through the MIP awards, CONNECT proudly presents to the community the innovations and ground-breaking products being developed in San Diego.”

The 2014 Most Innovative New Product Awards received generous support from lead sponsors Ardea Biosciences and Cubic, as well as supporting sponsors including Barney & Barney, Cox, CBRE, D&K Engineering, Kaiser Permanente, Knobbe Martens, Merck, Nextivity, Pfizer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Procopio, Qualcomm and San Diego State University.

For the complete list of winners and other information please visit the Most Innovative New Product Awards website at http://connect.org/mipawards/.

Supplemental Information for Press Release

Features:

  • Inserts or overlays emergency alerts – text and/or graphics – into video feeds on a schedule or via signaling like SCTE 35 signals from EAS generators
  • Creates crawling messages and emergency alerts with programmable fonts and background colors, in any language
  • Compatible with Trilithic™, Sage™, and Monroe™ EAS alert generators
  • Works with most fonts: Chinese, Arabic, Indian, etc. via Unicode interface
  • SD – Optional SD plus HD version available
  • Inserts video clips or graphical overlays, or L wraps for advertising
  • Supports multiple areas of interest
  • Proof of play for all ads and emergency messages played
  • Built in intelligence makes scheduling easy
  • Supports 1080i, 720p, and 480i, and all standard broadcast resolutions
  • Selects transport streams by program numbers or PIDs
  • Features daily, weekly, and monthly schedule-based logos, alerts, and text insertion
  • Arbitrary location for graphics
  • Choose from static, rotating, or blinking graphics, logos, and text
  • Creates crawling messages and emergency alerts with programmable fonts and background colors, in any language
  • Select any degree of transparency
  • Easy drag and drop placement to position logo, text, or graphics on screen
  • News feeds from RSS in any language, with programmable fonts and background colors
  • Able to mask entire screen with a static image in case of video input failure or auto bypass via relay
  • 1 RU or 3 RU rack mountable frame
  • Template based character generator
  • Works as a playout server
  • SLATE function puts up an Empty Background on which you can type messages
  • Customization available
  • Can also play recorded files from hard drive, in loop mode
  • ESAM support in development
  • Stores graphics, clips, and messages in local memory
  • IP input and output version available
  • SDI input and output version available

Suggested Retail Prices:
Ad+EAS Serter ASI/ASI 4ch (SD): $14,995 U.S.
Ad+EAS Serter IP/IP 4ch (SD): $10,995 U.S.
Ad+EAS Serter SDI/SDI 4ch (SD): $13,995 U.S.

DVEO and Ad+EAS Serter are trademarks of Computer Modules, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

About CONNECT
CONNECT is a regional program that catalyzes the creation of innovative technology and life sciences products in San Diego County by creating an environment in which inventors and entrepreneurs have access to the resources they need for success. Since 1985, CONNECT has assisted in the formation and development of more than 3,000 companies and is now widely regarded as one of the world’s most successful organizations linking inventors and entrepreneurs with the resources they need for commercialization of innovative products. As a result, the program has been modeled in more than 50 regions around the world – most recently in New York City, Bogotá, Colombia and Saudi Arabia. To learn more about CONNECT, please visit www.connect.org or call 858.964.1300.

About CMI and DVEO
CMI, founded in 1982, is a privately held company headquartered in San Diego, California. DVEO, the Broadcast Division of Computer Modules, Inc., sells digital video and high definition television (HDTV) products to the top television broadcast companies throughout the world.

For more information on CMI and DVEO, please contact Rebecca Gray at +1 (858) 613-1818 or rebecca@dveo.com. To download DVEO’s press releases and product images, visit the news section at www.dveo.com.

DVEO, 11409 West Bernardo Court, San Diego, California, 92127
Web: www.dveo.com phone: +1 (858) 613-1818, fax: +1 (858) 613-1815

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Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, SMPTE, Louis J. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship, SMPTE 2014

Award Ceremony Is Among SMPTE Initiatives Supporting and Recognizing Student Education and Participation in Motion-Imaging Field (more…)

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12Stone Church Uses Riedel Artist Intercom to Enable Communications for Multicampus Live Video System

GLENDALE, Calif. — Oct. 1, 2014 — Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that its Artist digital intercom matrix is being used in a multicampus live video system at Georgia-based 12Stone Church. (more…)

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NUGEN Audio Launches MasterCheck for Loudness Optimization of Music for Streaming, Plus Visualizer Audio Analysis Version 2

Company Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary With Unique Loudness Tool for Music Industry, Plus Significant Update of Industry-Leading Audio Analysis Tool (more…)

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X2O Media Appoints Darin Crosby as Vice President of Sales

Experienced Professional Brings Strategic Expertise to Fuel Company Growth (more…)

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Hollywood Orchestral Percussion Completes EASTWEST’s Flagship Orchestral Series

Detailed and comprehensive orchestral percussion collection features unprecedented control of sound and instruments

Hollywood, CA – EASTWEST, the industry leader in virtual instruments for over 25 years, has released Hollywood Orchestral Percussion, produced by award-winning team comprised of Doug Rogers, Nick Phoenix, Thomas Bergersen, and engineer Shawn Murphy. This release completes the company’s flagship Hollywood Orchestra, which also includes Hollywood Strings, Hollywood Brass, and Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds.

Hollywood Percussion Screen

Hollywood Orchestral Percussion is an utterly unique orchestral percussion library featuring one of America’s very best orchestral percussionists and his inspiring arsenal of instruments. A must have compositional tool for serious composers, Hollywood Orchestral Percussion includes PLAY 4 software, offering powerful scripting for ease of use and up to 5 microphone positions for unprecedented control over each instrument including main pickup (Decca tree), mid pickup, close pickup, surround pickup, and an alternate vintage circa 1945 RCA ribbon room pickup.

Recorded in the famous EASTWEST Studio 1, the home of major Hollywood soundtracks and television themes, Hollywood Orchestral Percussion perfects techniques pioneered in Stormdrum 3, using unique repetition sampling techniques and 8 way round robin that deliver a virtual live performance. The entire collection uses zero noise reduction resulting in a spectacular sound that will virtually jump out of the speakers.

Key features:

• Orchestral percussion staples include timpani, snare drums, cymbals, bass drums, and metals. Each instrument shines with exemplary detail and variety making it possible to find exactly the right sound for any piece of music.

• Specific instruments to handle extreme tempos.

• Most extensive and fluid timpani ever sampled.

• An unprecedented, extensive array of epic anvil samples

• Orchestral chimes are sampled to mimic the sound of real church bells, as the instrument was originally intended.

• Inspiring array of vintage field drums, such as Epic Bass Drum Ensemble and Mahler Hammer give this collection some serious punch.

• For the first time, the celeste has been captured in a multi mic position environment with extremely low noise.

For more details, please visit www.soundsonline.com/hollywood-orchestral-percussion

System Requirements
75GB free hard disc space, iLok security key (not provided), Diamond Edition is supplied on an optional hard drive for ease of installation (see website for more information).

Pricing & Availability
To purchase and more information, please visit www.soundsonline.com/hollywood-orchestral-percussion

• Diamond Edition: $599
• Gold Edition: $499
• Silver Edition: $249

Diamond and Gold Editions are available in September 2014. The Silver Edition will be available middle of October 2014.

About EASTWEST
EASTWEST (www. soundsonline.com) has been dedicated to perpetual innovation and uncompromising quality of Sample Libraries and Virtual Instruments for 25 years, setting the industry standard as the most critically acclaimed soundware developer. More about EASTWEST at soundsonline.com, on Facebook and Twitter.

Listen Technologies Unveils New Brand Identity

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— Company-wide initiative involves new brand logo and intuitive, redesigned website; provides launch pad for company’s new products, services and solutions —

BLUFFDALE, UT, September 30, 2014 — Listen Technologies Corporation, the leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of assistive listening products for over 16 years, today unveiled its new brand identity, which includes a redesigned logo that positions Listen Technologies for its next phase of growth while paying homage to the company’s rich history as an innovator in assistive listening solutions. Also, as part of the company’s branding initiative, it has launched a new, comprehensive, and easy-to-navigate website at www.listentech.com.

Far more than just a stylish digital makeover, this new initiative coincides with the company’s long-term strategic business plan, involving ongoing growth and strengthened efforts to serve end users, consultants, contractors, venue owners, architects, and others as a leading innovator and expert in the field of assistive listening. Listen Technologies continues to serve as a prominent advocate to the marketplace for those with hearing disability, encouraging education, and providing resources to keep the market up-to-date on best practices and legislative compliance.

The new logo is simple yet memorable and incorporates a variation on the familiar “sound wave” icon, representing the company’s experience and expertise in developing solutions that overcome the challenges of noise, distance, clashing conversations, and hearing loss to deliver precise and personalized audio in any setting or environment. The re-launched website features new graphics; intuitive drop-down menus highlighting Listen Technologies product solutions for assistive listening, classroom audio, and conference systems; comprehensive resources (in both general and specific terms) for consultants, contractors, architects, and venue owners on assistive listening; and much more.

“When we decided it was time to retire our sixteen year-old logo and branding we wanted something that would reflect our commitment and focus on enabling the best possible assistive listening experience. The new website is easier to use while providing even more relevant information. The new logo and look reflects our commitment to simplicity,” said Russell Gentner, President of Listen Technologies. “The new website provides a new and improved way to launch new products, services, and solutions that our customers are demanding. Stay tuned – we are just getting started.”

For more information on the new branding efforts and all other inquiries, please email sales@listentech.com.

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HARMAN’s Martin Professional Lights Up The Ubisoft Event at 2014 E3 Conference

Martin_Ubisoft E3NEW YORK, New York — E3, the world’s premier trade show for computer and video games, provides groundbreaking new technologies to over tens of thousands of professionals. Held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in June, this event has representatives from over 100 countries. This year, HARMAN’s Martin Professional helped bring the Ubisoft event to life providing premier lighting for the introduction of this year’s newest games, including Assassins Creed French Revolution.

Featured at the Ubisoft event were 64 MAC Quantum fixtures, 10 MAC 2k Performances, five MAC 2k Washes, eight MAC Viper Profiles and 22 MAC Auras.

Chris Collins, Yeager Design, along with Elizabeth Harper, E. Harper Design, described the amount of work that went into finding the appropriate lighting for the event, including the creation of a waving French flag from Martin lights. One of the biggest challenges was finding lighting that not only added to the stage but also looked good on camera.

“Making sure it looks good for the camera is huge,” said Harper. “Your live audience is only a fraction of who is actually watching the event. Branding is one of the biggest aspects of these events so finding the correct color range to match the brands that show up on camera is equally important”

Finding the right lights for an event of this caliber to fit both the live event and the broadcasting took some work, but Martin was able to provide just the right equipment. “We’re starting to phase out the MAC 2k washes, the Viper Wash and Profile are filling those roles for the next generation,” said Collins. “The MAC 2k was our go to fixture prior to the Viper line as it offered a nice field for camera, as well as the shuttering mechanism in a reasonable size fixture. The Viper line is a nice improvement and it’s timing is great for taking over from the MAC 2k line.”

The Vipers that were used for the Ubisoft event have a great range of optics, whether it’s for texturing a site or a short throw or even lighting a piece of scenery. “The Viper is a reasonably sized fixture and it’s been really great,” mentioned Collins. “Our camera guy loved the Auras. If you just have scoop for house lights nobody wants to see them. But the Auras gave the TV/web audience a better sense of how many people were there and all the excitement surrounding the event.”

When asked if there were any big obstacles around the lighting, Harper replied, “No real challenges that the gear impacted. Overall everyone was very happy with the variety of looks for the show. With the Quantum’s negative space around it, it could have been easy for the LED screen to overwhelm everything. But we actually had to dial the Quantums back to get a nice balance. The event was a big success both live and broadcasted, thanks to the versatility of Martin’s lighting fixtures.”

As a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors, Martin lighting and video systems are renowned the world over. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and media servers, as well as a complete line of smoke machines as a complement to intelligent lighting. Martin operates the industry’s most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries. Founded in 1987 and based in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin is the lighting division of global infotainment and audio company HARMAN International Industries. For more information please visit: http://www.martin.com.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and integrated control solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson ®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 16,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.3 billion for the twelve months ended June 30, 2014.

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Alcorn McBride Welcomes Devin Acker to Software Engineering Position

DevinAlcorn McBride is pleased to announce the hiring of Devin Acker as Software Engineer. He join the company in a new position, which has been created to meet the growing demand for staff at Alcorn McBride, the leading manufacturer of show control, audio and video equipment for the themed entertainment industry and a rapidly growing provider of audio and video systems for retail and transportation.

As Software Engineer, Devin Acker reports to Alcorn McBride’s Project Engineer and is responsible for developing and maintaining MS Windows-based GUI applications for programming, configuring and controlling the company’s audio, video, show control and lighting equipment. Acker will also provide customer support and interface directly with customers regarding feedback on software design.

“Devin’s computer skills are just what we need,” says Joy Burke, Senior Product Engineer. “The new Software Engineer position gives him a great opportunity to further his software development talents in an innovative and challenging environment.”

Acker is a 2012 graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Electrical Engineering. He has pursued several open-source personal projects using various languages and technologies.

Most recently Acker served as Applications Development Analyst with Black Knight Financial Services where he maintained and developed software responsible for processing millions of mortgage loans for clients nationwide as well as various internal development and deployment tools.

“I decided to join Alcorn McBride as Software Engineer because I knew that this unique position would be a perfect fit for my skills and interests,” says Acker. “I am greatly looking forward to helping continue to develop exciting and innovative products for all of the company’s clients around the world.”

About Alcorn McBride:
Founded in 1986, Alcorn McBride is the leading manufacturer of show control, audio and video equipment for the themed entertainment industry, and a rapidly growing provider of audio and video systems for retail environments and transportation applications. Staffed by some of the industry’s best engineers and backed by outstanding customer support, the company has demonstrated great agility in bringing new designs to market. A hallmark of Alcorn McBride products is their durable, zero maintenance design. The company’s products provide consistent, reliable operation for audio and video playback applications worldwide. For more information, visit www.alcorn.com.

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PURE GROOVE SYSTEMS TAKES DANLEY TO THE DANCE!

Pure_Groove_DanleyLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: In less than a decade, Danley Sound Labs has revolutionized the fidelity and efficiency of sound reinforcement in houses of worship and, more recently, arenas and sports venues. The key to that revolution is the innovative loudspeaker and subwoofer designs of Tom Danley, who spent his early years inventing electro-acoustic solutions for NASA and holds seventeen patents, only a fraction of which are for music reproduction devices. He is a broad and deep thinker, and the patented Synergy Horn and Tapped Horn technologies, upon which Danley Sound Labs products are based, cleverly sidestep the compromises that are inherent to conventional loudspeaker and subwoofer designs. Simply put, Danley devices sound glorious at any volume, with rich, honest bass and pleasant midrange. Moreover, the efficiency of Danley devices allows that better fidelity to happen with vastly fewer boxes (and thus with vastly fewer amps and processing). With the help of Pure Groove Systems, Danley Sound Labs plans to expand its revolution to the world of dance music.

“I know the current dance music industry standard, and Danley smashes it,” said Damian Murphy, founder of Pure Groove Systems and president of Liquified, the dance music and festival production veteran. “I thought I had heard ‘great’ systems before, but now that I’ve heard Danley, I realized that audiences were settling for something that isn’t that great.’ I feel that it’s my duty to get promoters, artists, and fans the true sound they deserve,” said Murphy. Pure Groove Systems distributes, rents and demos Danley products globally.

Danley Sound Labs made its first inroad in the house of worship market in part because that’s where the heart of company president Mike Hedden resides, and the company’s current expansion into the arena market comes with considerable insider knowledge. They lacked that connection to the dance music industry, however. “Danley approached me and suggested a demo for a show we were doing in the Atlanta area,” said Murphy. “They sent Ivan [Beaver] and Chad [Edwardson] with a system to cover 1,500 people. It was just four boxes – two tops and two subs. I admittedly, was dubious, but they assured me it would be more than enough.”

Murphy continued, “They were right. It was plenty loud. But more importantly, it sounded rich, clean, and powerful. It was immersive and no matter what was playing, I felt like I was inside the track; and I wasn’t getting my head ripped off, either, despite the volume. The advantages didn’t end there. The consistency of sound was also unparalleled. No matter where I went on the dance floor or on any of the venue’s three balconies, I heard the same enveloping sound. It was unlike anything I had heard in my 25 years in the industry. It was very special.” Murphy reports that all of the numerous Danley systems he has since been a part of share those qualities.

The second characteristic of Danley’s designs – efficiency – is also a huge advantage in the dance music industry. “We put up a twenty-box Danley system at a 12,000 person stage at the Lightning In a Bottle Festival,” said Murphy. “An adjacent stage used over 170 conventional boxes to cover a comparable crowd, and their sound was no where near as good as ours. Danley’s efficiency scales, too. Fewer boxes means less time and/or people rigging, fewer amps, less processing, less electricity, smaller trucks, less fuel, and so on. And the fact that the efficiency comes with a dramatic improvement in sound quality… well, you can see why I’m excited to move the industry toward Danley.”

Since its establishment in January 2014, Pure Groove Systems has provided Danley systems for several festivals. At Miami Music Week, forty of the world’s top DJs played to 15,000-plus people, over five days, using two Danley J1 Jericho Horns and two Danley BC-415 subwoofers. The previously mentioned “Lighting In a Bottle” Fest used four Danley J1 Jericho Horns, two Danley SH-96HOs, eight Danley BC-415 subwoofers, and six Danley TH-118 subwoofers. The system performed flawlessly fourteen hours a day through the extreme heat and dust of the California desert. Despite rain at Amsterdam’s “Lost In a Moment” outdoor event, DJs kept more than 4,000 people packed on the dance floor using two Danley J1 Jericho Horns, two Danley SH-96HOs, two Danley TH-812 subwoofers, and two Danley BC-415 subwoofers.

“Working with the Danley team has been inspiring,” said Murphy. “They’re justifiably confident in their products, but they welcome feedback and are constantly looking to improve. The products sound amazing with any type of musical genre, electronic, rock, pop, classical, etc. I’m devoting myself to traveling the world with these systems to make an impact in my industry. We sell and rent Danley systems or demo them to potential customers in the right situation. I’m willing to do that because I’m confident that once people hear a Danley system, they’re going to want to buy it. There simply is nothing comparable to the clarity and power of these speakers. The difference is obvious.”

ABOUT DANLEY SOUND LABS Danley Sound Labs is the exclusive home of Tom Danley, one of the most innovative loudspeaker designers in the industry today and recognized worldwide as a pioneer for “outside the box” thinking in professional audio technology.

www.danleysoundlabs.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PURE GROOVE SYSTEMS, VISIT: Web: PureGrooveSystems.com • Twitter: @PureGrooveLabs • Facebook: PureGrooveSystems

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