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SHURE PREVIEWS UHF-R® PORTABLE COMPONENTS FOR FIELD PRODUCTION

NILES, IL and LAS VEGAS, NV April 11, 2011— Shure Incorporated is expanding its wireless microphone portfolio by previewing two new complementary components to its UHF-R Wireless Systems. The UR5 Portable Receiver and UR3 Plug-on Transmitter are designed to offer premium wireless audio technology to the broadcast and media production industries. These new portable components combine the best of Shure UHF-R features with the flexibility and durability required for professional broadcast-quality performance.

“The UR5 and UR3 are perfect complements to UHF-R,? says Erik Vaveris, Category Director for Wireless Products at Shure. “Field production professionals told us they wanted a lightweight, portable solution and these products are exactly what they’ve been waiting for.?

“Once you produce incredible audio and great RF, all that’s left to do is make people’s lives easier, from setup to ease of use,? Vaveris adds. “With the UR5, camera and audio operators can find more

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SHURE PREVIEWS NEW VP68 OMNIDIRECTIONAL WIRELESS CAPSULE

NILES, IL and LAS VEGAS, NV April 11, 2011— Shure Incorporated is pleased to round out its new wireless videography offerings by introducing the VP68 Omnidirectional Wireless Capsule. The VP68 joins Shure’s other new wireless options for broadcast/media production: the UR5 Portable Receiver and UR3 Plug-on Transmitter.

The VP68 was developed for broadcast/media production professionals seeking superior Shure performance in an omnidirectional capsule for ENG and field recording of interviews.

“The VP68 is a great tool for any videographer or broadcast professional,? says Chad Wiggins, Category Manager for Wired Products at Shure. “Its omnidirectional polar pattern makes it perfect for interview applications. Even a novice can use it, as it doesn’t have to be pointed back and forth when there are multiple people speaking.?

The new Shure VP68 provides the clearest and cleanest on- and off-axis audio for even the most critical media production applications.

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SHURE PREVIEWS AXIENT WIRELESS SYSTEM

NILES, IL and LAS VEGAS, NV, April 11, 2011 —Shure Incorporated will preview its new Axient™ wireless microphone system, which can automatically change frequencies, undetected by the user, to avoid interference, at the 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

“Uncertainty and volatility in the RF spectrum are the new reality for professional wireless users,? said Sandy LaMantia, President and CEO of Shure Incorporated. “They face increasing pressure to deliver interference-free performance even though conditions are more unpredictable than ever before. The Axient wireless system was designed from the outset to withstand interference from the analog and digital sources that exist today and may exist in the future.?

The Axient system employs several new innovative technologies that work together to deliver interference-free audio in the most critical live broadcast, theater, music, and corporate events.

“Axient defines a new standard for control and confidence in applications with zero tolerance more

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AURALEX TO UNVEIL NEWEST MEMBER OF SOUND-BOOSTING ISO SERIES FAMILY AT NAB 2011

MudGuard™ Isolates Microphones from Noise Bleeds and External Overtones

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 11, 2011 – Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, will debut its MudGuard™ microphone isolator at the 2011 NAB Show (Booth SL8810). Auralex’s MudGuard is the newest member of the ISO Series family of products designed to help isolate monitors, amps, microphones and stands from hard surfaces and sound reflections.

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“External noise bleed and overtones can turn a voiceover session into a sonic nightmare, which is why Auralex developed the MudGuard,? says Eric Smith, founder and president of Auralex Acoustics. “It is easy to use, portable and engineered for maximum effectiveness. Studiofoam® further prevents unwanted sound and other elements from leaking into a recording. It’s a great example of our continual efforts to design quality sound protection for our customers.?

The Auralex MudGuard, ideal for voiceover booths, radio applications, ENG trucks and on-set ADR (automated dialog replacement), features the company’s well-regarded Studiofoam sound-absorbing acoustical foam, which helps to reduce excessive room ambience and off-axis sound. It mounts easily to most microphone stands and clips and has an adjustable height. Included hardware allows the microphone to be moved closer to the MudGuard for a more controlled sound. More open sound can be achieved by moving the microphone away from the MudGuard.

About Auralex Acoustics, Inc.Located in Indianapolis, Auralex Acoustics was founded in 1977 with a mission to provide top-performing acoustical treatment products at the best value. Since then, thousands of satisfied Auralex customers have experienced improved acoustics, expert advice and exceptional customer service. Auralex products enjoy widespread use among prominent artists, producers, engineers, corporations, celebrities and government agencies.

Auralex Acoustics has become the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions and continues to enjoy rapid growth through an international network of authorized dealers. Visit the Auralex Web site at www.auralex.com. Auralex can be reached via email at auralexinfo@auralex.com or by calling 1.800.959.3343.

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Extron Expands SMX System MultiMatrix with New USB Matrix Boards

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Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce two new USB matrix switcher boards for the SMX System MultiMatrix modular, field-upgradeable matrix switcher. The SMX USB matrix boards are designed to route up to eight Host CPUs to up to four peripheral locations equipped with one or more USB 2.0 devices, such as keyboards and mice, Web cams, personal media players, or portable hard drives. They support data transfer rates up to 480 Mbps and are compatible with USB 2.0/1.1/1.0 specifications. Host and Peripheral Emulation is provided on all ports for reliable, problem-free boot up, even without a tie being made to a connected device. SMX USB matrix switcher boards are ideal for use in the creation of KVM – keyboard, video, mouse matrix applications when combined with available SMX DVI, HDMI, or VGA matrix switching boards. SMX USB matrix boards are available in two I/O sizes: 4×4 and 8×4. more

New Long Distance HDMI and DVI Extenders from Extron

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Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the DTP HDMI 301 and DTP DVI 301 twisted pair extenders for long distance transmission of HDMI or DVI plus bidirectional RS-232 and IR control signals over a single CAT 5-type cable. The transmitter and receiver sets are capable of extending 1080p/60 deep color and 1920×1200 up to 330 feet (100 meters). These features, combined with remote powering capabilities and compact enclosure sizes, make the DTP HDMI 301 and DTP DVI 301 ideal for providing cost effective means to extend digital video, multi-channel audio, and bidirectional control signals in space-challenged environments. more

INTEGRATED MICROWAVE TECHNOLOGIES (IMT) HONES IN ON THE 2011 NAB SHOW WITH NEW NUCOMM 12-WAY PASSIVE TRACKER COFDM RECEIVE SYSTEM

Designed to Simplify Mobile-to-Fixed and Mobile-to-Mobile Signal Acquisition

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 11, 2011 – Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast, Sports & Entertainment and MAG (Military, Aerospace & Government) markets, will introduce its Nucomm 12-Way Passive Tracker COFDM Receive System at the 2011 NAB Show (Booth C6432).

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The 12-Way Passive Tracker Receive System is an autonomous COFDM central receive system designed to simplify mobile-to-fixed and mobile-to-mobile signal acquisition. The Passive Tracker addresses the need to provide fully autonomous central receive site operation while dramatically improving overall system performance. The system consists of an array of antennas, adaptive digital signal processing and maximum ratio combining techniques. When combined, the system provides significant improvement in workflow management.

“With efficiency as a cornerstone of our product development strategy, we are happy to introduce our 12-Way Passive Tracker Receive System at the 2011 NAB show,? says Integrated Microwave Technologies President, Stephen Shpock. “The Passive Tracker was developed in response to customer needs to reduce the required technical oversight and costs associated with maintaining and operating a highly reliable remote broadcast link. It has proven invaluable for city-wide wireless camera and ENG/OB reception.?

The Passive Tracker Receive System addresses the general complaint that aerial video links are complicated to operate, maintain and fraught with reliability problems by requiring no user intervention, improving the area of coverage and extending reliable operation to 7GHz.

Because analog FM operation often has design constraints that are opposed to an optimal COFDM system, IMT removed all consideration to analog FM operation and, by doing so, has been able look at the problem with an entirely new perspective.

The new approach is focused on the integration and optimization of antenna array design, adaptive digital signal processing and maximum ratio combining (MRC) techniques. These three areas have been viewed independently. Combining and optimizing these areas has lead to the development of a new class of receiver systems that provide significant value and efficiency to the industry.

The Passive Tracker is extremely easy to use and requires the user to simply set the operating frequency to work the system. The passive tracker analyzes the RF landscape and identifies and eliminates unwanted signals before they can impair reception, allowing for spatial separation and frequency reuse. This isolation is done electronically using adaptive signal processing. The system does not rely on positioning information of the remote vehicle. No GPS is required. By eliminating the GPS and tracking algorithms from the equation, the system achieves an extension in range and an improvement in overall coverage both near and far.

In addition, the Passive Tracker has been designed to reduce all deployment complexities. The antenna arrays are very small and light, allowing for a wide variety of deployment options and can be positioned on the top of a monopole tower or split apart and set up on the corners of a building.

Along with the RF system advancements, Nucomm has added the capability to stream live video over an IP network while maintaining support legacy ASI and RS232 features. With the integrated web server, all system parameters can be viewed at multiple locations including master control and even over a smart phone.

About Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC
Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT) is a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division. The company comprises the leading microwave brands Nucomm, RF Central and Microwave Service Company (MSC), offering broadcasters worldwide complete broadcast solutions. Nucomm is a premium brand of digital microwave video systems (including COFDM and VSB) for portable and fixed link applications. RF Central is an innovative brand of compact microwave video equipment for licensed and license free broadcast applications. MSC is a premier provider of engineering, integration, technical support, installation and commissioning services.

More information can be found at www.imt-broadcast.com.

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 2010 revenue of £310 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 www.vitecgroup.com.
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RTW Announces Several Key Product Updates During The 2011 NAB Show

Software and Hardware Upgrades to Company’s Popular Lines in Support of Latest EBU and ITU Recommendations

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LAS VEGAS, APRIL 11, 2011 – RTW, a leading manufacturer and distributor of professional audio metering and control devices, is pleased to announce several significant announcements at the 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas. At the show, RTW (Booth C1739) will exhibit upgrades to several of its top-performing products including the TouchMonitor series, DigitalMonitor 10500X-PLUS and the SurroundControl 31900/31960 series. In addition, the company is holding a raffle during NAB, giving attendees the opportunity to win a TM9.

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On display for attendees is the company’s latest introduction, the TouchMonitor series, which has a new software version that provides additional features and display modes. TouchMonitor is a new range of products that RTW developed, from the ground up, which is more

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SSL Announces Mosart Medialab Newscast Automation Support at the 2011 NAB Show

New Developments Demonstrate Continued Commitment to Full Integration with Production Automation Systems

LAS VEGAS – Recognizing that live production automation is a growing part of broadcast production, Solid State Logic announces support for Mosart Medialab’s Newscast Automation System at the 2011 NAB Show (Booth C3310). Aimed at increasing the number of automation systems compatible with current C10 HD and C100 HDS Digital Broadcast Consoles, the Mosart Medialab implementation joins Ross Overdrive and Sony ELC in the growing list of SSL-supported systems. SSL will also announce a major software upgrade for existing C100 HD consoles that will provide access to production automation systems. more

Anton/Bauer Demonstrates Universal Applications of Its Gold Mount System with New Power Solutions for the Apple Macbooktm at the 2011 NAB Show

Company’s Gold-Mount Solutions Offer Infinite Capabilities That Reach Far Beyond the Camera

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, will demonstrate the virtually limitless universal applications of its advanced Gold Mount® System for non-camera uses, including the new QRC-MBPA Gold Mount® power solution for the Apple MacBookTM, at the 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas (Booth C7032). more

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