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New for NAB: standard-setting shotgun microphones from Sennheiser

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LAS VEGAS – April 11, 2011: At the NAB Show in Las Vegas, audio specialist Sennheiser (booth C 0255) sets a new professional standard for film, television and broadcast applications with the introduction of two new shotgun models.

The MKH 8060 is a versatile short shotgun, which features a compact size and light weight for camera mounting and boom pole applications. The MKH 8070 is a long shotgun, which is ideal for sports broadcast and nature recording applications that require high directivity. Sennheiser’s new shotguns are members of the renowned MKH series, which uses the radio-frequency principle to resist the effects of cold and moisture. Both models suppress off-axis sound without coloration, resulting in an extremely pleasing, natural sound.

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New York–April 11, 2011: FOX Sports’ broadcast of Super Bowl XLV on January 28, 2011 was the most more

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VMP’s New “Extra Medium? Flat Panel Tilt Wall Mount Now Shipping

VMP FP-XMFT “extra medium? flat panel wall mount with tilt

Easy-to-Install and Sitting Just 2.3 Inches from the Wall, VMP’s FP-XMFT with Tilt Capabilities Holds Most 32- to 52-Inch Flat Panels up to 120 lbs.

STEVENSVILLE, Md., April 11, 2011 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the residential, CI, commercial, security, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce its new FP-XMFT “extra medium? flat panel wall mount with tilt capabilities is now shipping. With an MSRP of $108.95, the low profile FP-XMFT holds most medium-sized flat panels from 32- to 52-inches and up to 120 lbs.

“The FP-XMFT is the latest in our line of popular low profile wall mounts,? explained Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products. “Handling most mid-size flat panels from 32- to 52-inches, its adjustable rails more

SSL Adds Functionality to C10 HD Compact Broadcast Console with New V3 Software

New Feature Set Demonstrates Ongoing Development Strategy

LAS VEGAS – Solid State Logic is proud to announce new V3 Software for the innovative and industry-leading C10 HD Compact Broadcast Console at the 2011 NAB Show (Booth C3310). The new V3 software release introduces a range of new features and options that significantly expand the capability of the C10 HD, demonstrating the company’s ongoing development strategy. The C10 HD turned the industry upside down by delivering exceptional power at an attractive price point, and the legacy continues with the V3 software. more

Anton/Bauer Sends Contest Winner On Free Trip to NAB 2011

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 11, 2011 – Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the world’s premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, is proud to announce that Gerry Meinders is the lucky winner of an all expenses paid trip to the 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Meinders and a guest will receive two complimentary round-trip airfare tickets, three hotel nights and two free passes to attend the broadcast industry’s largest show. more

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Community’s iBOX Ices It at the Bemidji Regional Events Center

Bemidji Retional Events Center

Bemidji, Minnesota, a city of about 14,000 people, is known as the home of Paul Bunyan and Babe, his BlueOx, as well as the birthplace of actress Jane Russell. And being located in Minnesota, it’s a safe bet that winter sports are high on the list of activities. Bemidji has been dubbed the curling capital of the US, and Bemidji natives have represented in the last two Winter Olympic Games. Not surprisingly, ice hockey is also held in high regard, so it’s hardly surprising that the city recently invested in a state-of-the-art event center.

Opened in late 2010, the Bemidji Regional Event Center (BREC) is an 185,000 square-foot multi-purpose facility with an arena and exhibition space. The arena seats 4,700 for ice hockey but can accommodate up to 6,000 for concert events. The venue is the new home more

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Modern Sound for U of Alabama’s Historic Foster Auditorium

University of Alabama’s Foster Auditorium

Tuscaloosa, AL – For many, the University of Alabama’s Foster Auditorium is remembered as a “ground zero” for the civil rights movement of the early 1960s. It was on June 11, 1963 in front of these doors that then-Governor George Wallace made his infamous Stand in the Schoolhouse Door, attempting to resist integration by blocking two black students from enrolling in the University.

Built in 1939, the hall was home to UA’s basketball teams in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as regularly hosting graduations, lectures, concerts and other large gatherings. The building is named for Autherine Lucy Foster, the first black student to be accepted and enrolled at UA.

With the opening of the neighboring Coliseum, the building eventually lost its standing as the campus’ largest indoor structure, and in recent years had fallen into disrepair. Recently, Foster Auditorium underwent a major renovation, reopening as home to more

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BEXEL LAUNCHES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH TSL AT THE 2011 NAB SHOW

Agreement Now Brings Leading TSL Products Closer to U.S. Broadcast System Integrators

BURBANK, CA, APRIL 11, 2011—Bexel (NAB Booth C6833), a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, is pleased to announce it has signed a U.S. and Canada distribution agreement with UK broadcast integrator and manufacturer TSL Professional Products Group, a world leader in the development and production of power management and audio monitoring products. Through this partnership, launching officially at the 2011 NAB Show, Bexel will now offer TSL’s intuitive and professional audio monitoring, power management and tally products for broadcast clients.

“The move into the U.S. market is one that requires careful planning and we have been searching for a partner who had good sales coverage, local offices and the ability to provide a high level of service and support to the customer base,? more

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CLEAR-COM UNVEILS HME DX210 WIRELESS INTERCOM SYSTEM AT THE 2011 NAB SHOW

Latest Edition of HME DX Series Digital Wireless Intercoms Offers Superior Wireless Performance for High Demand Productions

LAS VEGAS, April 11 2011 ─ Clear-Com, a global leader in critical voice communications systems, will introduce the HME DX210 at this year’s 2011 NAB Show. The HME DX210 offers the perfect blend of wireless intercom performance, system compatibility with wired intercom systems, and ease of use. Operating in the 2.4GHz band, the DX210 delivers exceptional sound clarity and enables interference-free communication for highly demanding productions. Clear-Com will demonstrate the HME DX210, along with HME DX100, HME DX121 and HME DX300ES at Booth C6647.

The HME DX210 is a newly-designed, two-channel intercom system that has advanced the capabilities of the legendary DX200. The DX210’s wired intercom interface is now compatible with Clear-Com’s or RTS’ 2-wire systems, and provides two separate 2-wire and 4-wire interconnections. The powerful 1RU base station supports more

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AUTOSCRIPT PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL NEWSROOM EXPERIENCE FOR STUDENTS AT TAYLOR UNIVERSITY

State-of-the-Art Prompters Help Position University, Students Ahead of Industry Competition

UPLAND, IN, APRIL 11, 2011—While the Media Communication Department at Taylor University may have began small, its growth in size and curriculum over recent years has made the university quite competitive for broadcast majors with the addition of expert staff and equipment, including Autoscript teleprompting gear. Autoscript (NAB Booth C6625), the world’s leading teleprompting company and a Vitec Group brand, is helping Taylor University’s Media Communications majors enter the workforce with experience using state-of-the-art technology.

To kick off the 2010-2011 academic year, Taylor University’s Media Communication Department made the transition to HD in its Rupp Communication Arts building—home to the campus’ television production studio, student-run broadcast radio station, digital audio workstations and sound booth, edit suites, and various other student support spaces. In addition to outfitting its production studio with HD equipment, the Media Communication department added two 15?Autoscript TFT Entry-Level Prompters (ELP15) and a 12? Autoscript LED TFT (LED 12TFT) on-camera prompting system for student use both in the studio and in the field after seeing them on display at NAB.

“We are big believers in NAB and we use it as a time to see what’s out there in the market,? says Josh Taylor, chief engineer for the Media Communication Department at Taylor University. “We were looking for a teleprompting company that’s rooted, has a solid reputation in the industry and has a durable product that can stand up to student use. The design behind Autoscript has been well-thought out and I feel comfortable that it would all stay together based on the durability of the design.?

Inside the Rupp Communication Arts building, the TV control room is interconnected via a single and multilink fiber to the campus chapel, basketball arena, football complex and Kessler Sports Activity Center—allowing the students to bring in cameras and audio feeds from the other campus locations to the Rupp control room via the fiber. Inside the studio, in addition to the LED12TFT and ELP15 on-camera prompters, students have access to four Sony PMW350K cameras with Vinten Pro pedestals and Vinten Vector heads.

In the field, upperclassmen have the option of using the Autoscript 12? LED portable prompting system with a variation of Sony cameras and extra mount connectors. Extremely versatile, the Autoscript LED12TFT is perfect for location-shooting and is equipped with either a tripod or handheld mount, helping to keep setup under 20 minutes for on-location productions.

“As far as the performance goes, the displays themselves are really nice. When we have the portable prompter outside, even in direct sunlight, you can see the LED screen very clearly,? says Taylor. “While we ordered the studio prompters back in July, we had also talked about a 12? LED portable prompter for some time. When students needed one for a client project in October, we ordered it and received it the next day.?

As part of the department’s offerings, students take on actual paying clients to gain real-world experience. According to Taylor, they receive a working budget and must set and achieve goals with the client by the end of the semester. Whether it’s for an award-winning client project or miscellaneous class project, Taylor says the students appreciate the flexibility and ease of use the Autoscript software and equipment bring. In studio, students have access to WinPlus Studio software with a dedicated scroll control, while in the field they use WinPlus Xlite prompting software with a wireless controller and 10? netbook.

“Both Autoscript controllers are really nice. The wireless controllers keep the students from being tied down,? says Taylor. “The students also find the software really easy to use—writing the scripts in Microsoft Word, they find it simple to bring them into the software. Overall, they are impressed with how the system operates.?

For more information and to find an authorized Autoscript dealer, please visit www.Autoscript.tv or contact ussales@autoscript.tv.

About Autoscript
Established in the U.K. in 1984, with headquarters in the U.S. and the U.K., Autoscript is the world leader in the prompting industry. Autoscript provides a complete range of PC-based teleprompters, the best designed and built hardware, PC cards and software, and – with its expanding line of intuitive accessories – is the new definition in prompting. Autoscript is a member of the Vitec Group. For more information, visit www.autoscript.tv.

A Snapshot of The Vitec Group
Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military, aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2009 revenue of £315 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organised in three divisions: Imaging & Staging, Videocom and Services.

Imaging & Staging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events.

Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG.

Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fibre optic and wireless technology used by TV production teams and film crews.

More information can be found at http://www.vitecgroup.com.

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SHURE PREVIEWS FOUR NEW SHOTGUN MICROPHONES

NILES, IL and LAS VEGAS, NV April 11, 2011— Shure Incorporated has responded to the needs of the broadcast/media production industry and is previewing four new professional shotgun microphones at this year’s NAB show. The new VP89 (available in three interchangeable lengths: long, medium, and short) and VP82 provide the exceptional audio quality Shure is known for as well as flexibility for use in a wide range of professional media production applications.

The VP89 models (VP89/L, VP89/M, and VP89/S) are professional shotgun microphones for use in critical sound capture media production applications. Featuring superior Shure design and rugged, roadworthy construction, the versatile and lightweight VP89 models suit a variety of production needs.

“The VP89 was designed with interchangeable long, medium, and short barrel lengths,? says Chad Wiggins, Category Manager for Wired Products at Shure. “We knew industry pros wanted different size options for shotgun microphones, and that’s more

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