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BROADCAST INDUSTRY VETERAN PEDRO SILVESTRE PROMOTED TO SALES DIRECTOR, FOR-A AMERICA

Fort Lee, N.J. – FOR-A Corporation of America, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, has named Pedro Silvestre as its Sales Director. Silvestre’s responsibilities now include management of sales for all of the United States and Latin America. Silvestre was previously FOR-A’s Regional Sales Manager, Caribbean and Latin America, a position he held for the past four years.

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“We’re excited to have Pedro take on the role of Sales Director of FOR-A America,? says Hiro Tanoue, President, FOR-A Corporation of America. “He’s done a tremendous job increasing our presence in the Latin American market, and we’re confident that Pedro’s expertise will further FOR-A’s growth in the entire United States as well.?

Silvestre asserts that his main objective is to keep FOR-A’s advanced technology top-of-mind within the broadcast industry, as well as more

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LOUD Appoints New Pro-Audio Leadership

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Woodinville, Wa. – January 28, 2011 – LOUD Technologies Inc. (“LOUD?) today appointed Jeff Rocha, Vice President and General Manager, EAW and Anthony Taylor, Vice President and Managing Director, Martin Audio. In these newly expanded roles, Rocha and Taylor will assume P&L responsibility for their respective brand, as well as manage all engineering, product development, marketing, manufacturing and sales efforts. In addition, Rocha will lead the EAW design and manufacturing facility in Whitinsville, USA, while Taylor will lead the Martin Audio design and manufacturing facility in High Wycombe, UK.

“EAW and Martin Audio are strong brands with their own unique personalities and reputations for service and innovation,? said Mark Graham, LOUD CEO. “Both Jeff and Anthony are veterans of their brands and have already improved the speed and accuracy of brand-level decision making. This increased autonomy will allow us to more

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Christie Steals the Show at the InAVation Awards 2011

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Christie is delighted to announce that Christie® MicroTiles™ was awarded Most InAVative Digital Signage Product in the Technology Awards category at the prestigious 2011 InAVation Awards, presented at this year’s ISE exhibition in Amsterdam (RAI, Amsterdam – 1st – 3rd February). Last year, Christie achieved great recognition for its Entero™ videowall display solution, winning the category award for Most InAVative Commercial Display.

Christie has won acclaim with its MicroTiles modular digital display solution, which was launched last year across EMEA from the ISE platform. Christie MicroTiles quickly found popularity and success in EMEA and beyond, adopted by rental staging players and deployed in the most successful installations, some of which were shortlisted for the Most InAVative Projects Awards. With a wealth of experience from significant awards won already in this, its first year, Christie MicroTiles were honored as Most InAVative more

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WAVES IS NOW SHIPPING V8 (VERSION 8) PLUGINS

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KNOXVILLE, TN, January 27, 2011 — Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, is now shipping V8, the new version of Waves plugins.

One of Version 8’s most exciting highlights is that several classic plugins will be getting facelifts: L1 Ultramaximizer, S1 Stereo Imager, DeEsser, TrueVerb, Q10 Equalizer, C1 Compressor/Expander and AudioTrack will all feature a fresher, more up-to-date look. Version 8 also adds Waves V-Series plugins to selected Waves bundles, bringing the modeled sounds of the vintage 1066, 1073, 1081 and 2254 hardware units to more users than ever.

V8 also delivers an improved preset management system with in-host integration, multi-level Undo and easier navigation. In addition, presets created by Waves Artists like Dave Pensado, Ross Hogarth, Mike Hedges and Steve Lillywhite come pre-loaded into the plugins, for the ultimate in convenience.

Other developments include faster loading more

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XANTECH OFFERS SYSTEM INTEGRATORS ITS FULL RANGE OF RESIDENTIAL SOLUTIONS AT ISE 2011

INTEGRATED SYSTEMS EUROPE, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, February 1, 2011 — Xantech (booth 1L90), a leader in the field of audio/video distribution and control for over 40 years, offers system integrators its full range of residential solutions. Highlights on display at ISE 2011 include:

New IR technology and systems — true to its roots, Xantech has reinvented IR for audio/video system control. The new Red/95 and Green/85 series of IR kits and receivers are designed to address fundamental changes in audio/video technology as well as styles of living, through five-way technical superiority and new features. Xantech’s IR leadership just received one of the industry’s highest levels of recognition with the induction of its signature DinkyLink™ IR receiver into CEDIA’s Product Hall of Fame.

BDX TT Bluetooth interface — many people now store and manage their music and media through a smartphone or other handheld device. Getting that music into more

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XANTECH SHOWS AN ARRAY OF SOLUTIONS FOR CONTRACTORS AND SYSTEM INTEGRATORS AT ISE 2011

INTEGRATED SYSTEMS EUROPE, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, February 1, 2011 – In keeping with the brand’s reputation for inventing innovative, reliable and cost-effective solutions for challenges and problems in audio, video and control system design, Xantech (booth 1L90) arrives at ISE 2011 in Amsterdam with new and existing products sure to make the top of any contractor or system integrator’s short list of essentials. Highlights include:

WIC1200 Web Intelligent Controller – the WIC1200 Web Intelligent Controller is a stand-alone room controller for networked/web-based control featuring two IR Ports, two Serial ports, two Contact Closure ports and two Digital I/O ports as well as two Ethernet ports (one with POE) for TCP/IP Telnet control with less intrusion into facility IP networks. On its own, the Web Intelligent Controller is an Event-driven component capable of Timed Events, Calendar Events, Telnet and Serial Events and features a full FTP site, Web server and more

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GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL OUTFITS COSTA RICA’S NEW GREEN ROAD STUDIO

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— Studio designer Horacio Malvicino looks to GC Pro for SSL console, Pro Tools system, mics and processors, and, most of all, top-notch service and support —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, January 27, 2011 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, recently supplied a complete package of audio equipment to Green Road Studio, a brand new recording facility located in the Central American country of Costa Rica. The new studio, designed by Horacio Malvicino of the Malvicino Design Group, was constructed from eco-friendly materials and features a Solid State Logic Matrix console with an Avid Pro Tools|HD3 system, together with a selection of new and vintage signal processing equipment and microphones.

Managing director and studio engineer Federico Hencker’s plan more

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Bruce Stelman Joins Intelix as Senior Product Manager

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Bruce Stelman Joins Intelix as Senior Product Manager

Middleton, WI- Intelix LLC, U.S. manufacturer of audio/video equipment and software, has recently added Bruce Stelman to their team as a Senior Product Manager. In this capacity, Mr. Stelman will work with the Intelix team to ensure timely product development and introduction.

“Bruce is a welcome addition to the Intelix team,? states Mike Konkle, Intelix CTO. “His deep understanding and experience in the AV industry are a tremendous asset; he will be crucial to the design and production of innovative, reliable electronics based on the needs of the AV industry for years to come.?

Mr. Stelman served as Director of Product Development for a major manufacturer in the wireless assistive listening industry, as well as a more

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THE RECORDING ACADEMY® PRODUCERS & ENGINEERS WING® ANNOUNCES SPONSORS FOR “SHAKEN RATTLED & ROLLED” GRAMMY® WEEK EVENT HONORING LEGENDARY PRODUCER T BONE BURNETT

Audio Industry Leaders Support the Fourth Annual GRAMMY® Week Gala
at The Village Recording Studios in Los Angeles

The P&E Wing’s Annual Gathering Recognizes Achievements and Contributions
of the Music Industry’s Production Community

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2011) — The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® will celebrate its 10th Anniversary with a GRAMMY® Week event titled “Shaken Rattled & Rolled” honoring legendary producer T Bone Burnett for his commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music. GRAMMY-winning artists Elton John and Leon Russell will serve as honorary event co-chairs at the event to be held on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at The Village Recording Studios in Los Angeles. GRAMMY Week culminates with the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, airing live on the CBS Television Network, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The event is being held with more

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MOZAEX SHIPS SOLO 2 3D – ALL-IN-ONE 12TB BLU-RAY 3D SERVER

Mozaex Solo 2 3D all-in-one 12TB Blu-ray 3D Entertainment Server

THE MOZAEX 2 3D ALL-IN-ONE 12TB BLU-RAY ENTERTAINMENT SERVER SUPPORTS UP TO 300 BLU-RAY OR 1,500 DVD MOVIES IN A STYLISH 3.5U UNIT

Salt Lake City – Feb 7, 2011 – Mozaex™, the premiere manufacturer of multi-room, multi-media Blu-ray entertainment servers, announced today it has begun shipping the Solo 2 3D all-in-one 12TB Blu-ray 3D Entertainment Server.

“The Solo 2 3D simplifies entertainment by providing instant access to your entire collection of Blu-ray movies, Blu-ray 3D movies, DVD, music, photos, and online media including Netflix, Pandora and others,? said Mozaex CEO Douglas Kihm. “The Solo 2 3D satisfies the growing ‘sweet spot’ demand for a Blu-ray 3D solution that is scalable in storage and multi-room playback. No other entertainment server offers this incredible price-to-performance value. The more

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