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MARCH 4-6, 2008

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, MARCH 3, 2008–Spotlighting its signature products, Clear-Com®, a global leading provider of communications systems, will be exhibiting the Encore™ Party-line Communication System, the compact Eclipse Median Digital Matrix for mid-size to large applications, Eclipse Easi-PiCo Digital Matrix for smaller applications, and the flexible FreeSpeak®10 at this year‘s CABSAT, March 4-6.

A popular intercom system used in theatre, performance, and other live events, the Clear-Com® Party-line allows all users on a given channel to communicate with each other simultaneously. Clear-Com‘s new Encore™ Party-line intercom system continues the tradition of superior audio quality while offering an enhanced user-interface (UI). The rugged metal chassis will continue to stand up to the most demanding environments while the new dark blue body and LED indicators give the line a fresh new look.

Eclipse Median is a neat and compact, 6RU frame uniquely designed for outside broadcast vehicles, mobile flight-case systems, or any production environment where rack space is limited. Despite its small profile, the powerful unit delivers up to 112 CAT-5 panel/4-wire ports with any combination of interface cards for maximum versatility. Designed for smaller applications, Eclipse Easi-PiCo is based on a 16-port Eclipse-PiCo matrix and includes frame, power supply, and external interface cards with a choice of control panels and beltpacks. Designed to run without the need for external software, Easi-PiCo is a true plug and play, entry-level digital matrix intercom package, engineered for easy installation, start up and use.

FreeSpeak®10 brings broad connectivity from a stand alone base station which can connect to Party-line and Digital Matrix intercom systems and enables beltpack-to-beltpack conversations or small group conferences. Users are able to create tightly linked wireless systems with as many as 10 beltpacks and connect them to a wide variety of wired communications. Added to this, the new improved FreeSpeak®10 includes remote beltpack battery monitoring, party-line call alert functionality, beltpack-to-beltpack vibration alerts and enhanced configuration software. The system is robust enough for any broadcast environment and uniquely blends digital matrix technology with a locally distributed wireless “network.” FreeSpeak® operates license-free in the 1.9 GHz frequency band, free from outside interference.

CABSAT is the Middle East’s Leading Electronic Media & Satellite Communications event, which is now entering its 14th year at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, March 4-6. Clear-Com will be showcasing its products at Booth ZO-21 in Zabeel Hall.

Clear-Com® and FreeSpeak® are registered trademarks of Vitec Group plc.

Clear-Com® is the global leader of professional communication solutions for broadcast, live performance, military, government and commercial markets. For more than 40 years, Clear-Com‘s signature products such as Encore Party-line Eclipse Digital Matrix, CellCom and Tempest Digital Wireless and IP Communications systems have revolutionized broadcast stations, production trucks, houses of worship and performance venues. Recognizing Clear-Com® for its history of intercom innovation, production teams around the world achieve ubiquitous communication with products to promote easy interoperability and global connectivity. More information can be found at www.clearcom.com.

The Vitec Group plc is acknowledged as a global leader in the supply of equipment and services to the broadcasting, entertainment and photographic industries and has established a reputation for technical excellence and superior engineering along with an astute business strategy which has seen it grow by acquisition. Innovation is a cornerstone of the Group‘s activities and the organization is committed to a policy of continuous product development. With revenues of $450 million in 2006 and over 1500 employees world-wide, its products are distributed in almost 100 countries, through a strong, fully-resourced distribution network or direct to the end user or corporate customer. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.

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