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ViewCast Helps PrepSpin Broadcast High School Sports to Worldwide Audience

ViewCast Corporation (OTCBB: VCST), a developer of industry-leading solutions for the transformation, management and delivery of digital media for the enterprise, broadband, and mobile networks, today announced that PrepSpin, the Kentucky-based sports broadcasting company, is successfully using Osprey® 460e video capture cards and Niagara® 2100 and Niagara 4100 streaming media systems to broadcast youth, middle school, high school and other sporting events throughout the state.

“Since starting PrepSpin in January 2010, we have broadcast over 700 live and on-demand sporting events. We have also tested every video card imaginable, so we know firsthand that ViewCast products work perfectly,” said William Warfield, founder of PrepSpin. “We haven’t encountered any audio sync or video buffering issues with the Osprey 460e video capture cards. In fact, the video quality is so good that we are now able to broadcast to local TV channels. This has opened a whole new market for us, and we couldn’t be happier.”

John Hammock, President and Chief Operating Officer of ViewCast said, “We believe that the high school market is going to explode over the next couple of years. Hundreds of games are now webcast each week and thousands of high schools are also now webcasting educational TV programs and teacher-produced content. We believe that most high schools will be equipping themselves for streaming capabilities within the coming decade. Our Osprey, Niagara and VMp solutions are ideal for sports applications and we stand ready to serve broadcasters like PrepSpin that are looking to set up low-cost, single-operator, easy-to-use systems for sideline reporting and delivering the stream via the web in multiple formats.”

Warfield added, “In addition to the Osprey cards, we have used the Niagara 2100 streaming media appliance to stream college baseball games through its remote interface. It was easy, and we were able to stream a live video feed of a game online without even being at the game. The Niagara units do more than just streaming. We have used them recently to record several versions of the same broadcast for upload. We can record a web version when internet access is not available at the high school games, and a higher quality version to make a DVD of the game. Try doing that with just a computer. It’s easy for us to upload the web version in a matter of minutes and also transfer the high-quality version for file burning on a DVD through the sharing folder feature on the Niagara unit. ViewCast’s Niagara systems are a must have for anyone serious about this business.”

PrepSpin plans to use ViewCast’s Osprey 460e and Niagara 2100 and will soon introduce the high-definition capabilities of the Niagara 4100 system to stream upcoming events, including the popular Kentucky Basketball Showcase (and pre-season event); the “Clash at Cameron” High School Basketball Showcase in Durham, NC; various roller derbies; Professional Indy Circuit Wrestling, and any one of over 200 high school athletics events scheduled for later this year.

About ViewCast
ViewCast develops industry-leading hardware and software for the transformation, management and delivery of professional quality video over broadband, enterprise and mobile networks. ViewCast’s award-winning solutions simplify the complex workflows required for the Web-based streaming of news, sports, music, and other video content to computers and mobile devices, empowering broadcasters, businesses, and governments to easily and effectively reach and expand their audiences. With more than 400,000 video capture cards deployed globally, ViewCast sets the standard in the streaming media industry. ViewCast Niagara® streaming systems, Osprey® video capture cards and VMp™ video management systems provide the highly reliable technology required to deliver the multi-platform experiences driving today’s digital media market.

ViewCast (www.viewcast.com) is headquartered in Plano, Texas, USA, with sales and distribution channels located globally.

Safe Harbor Statement
Certain statements in this release are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and reflect the Company’s current outlook. Such statements apply to future events and are therefore subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, changes in market and business conditions, demand for the Company’s products and services, technological change, the ability of the Company to develop and market new products, increased competition, the ability of the Company to obtain and enforce its patent and avoid infringing other parties’ patents, and changes in government regulations. All written and verbal forward-looking statements attributable to ViewCast and any person acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements set forth herein. ViewCast does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date on which the forward-looking statements are made. For a detailed discussion of these and other cautionary statements and factors that could cause actual results to differ from the Company’s forward-looking statements, please refer to the company’s reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

ViewCast, SCX, Osprey, SimulStream, VMp and Niagara are trademarks or registered trademarks of ViewCast Corporation or its subsidiaries. All other products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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VMP Announces DVR Lockbox for Mobile/Rackmount Applications; Shipping Late Q4

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Oct. 18, 2011 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the security, commercial, CI, residential, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce the launch of the new DVR-MB1 Mobile/Rackmount DVR Lockbox. Shipping in late Q4, the DVR-MB1 has an MSRP of $229.95.

“The DVR-MB1 is an alternative to our popular DVR-LB1 and DVR-LB2 DVR lockboxes,” explained Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products. “The DVR-MB1 has been designed specifically for the peace of mind of those who require the flexibility of DVRs being either portable or rack mounted in settings that may be prone to theft or vandalism.”

According to Fulmer, high-end electronics have become a staple in today’s security, CI, residential, and commercial marketplaces. As these expensive technologies and equipment, including DVRs, find homes in more and more commercial and professional settings, additional security measures need to be taken to insure these electronics are not harmed or stolen without compromising the unit’s functionality and portability.

Additional features of the VMP DVR-MB1 lockbox include:
• Interior dimensions 17” W x 13.8” D x 3” H
• Lockbox is mountable on left, right, bottom, and rear sides for mobile applications
• Securing strips included for DVR in mobile applications
• Removable top for installation secured with security hardware
• Front door secured with key lock
• Single fan included and mounting locations for up to four fans
• Vent blockers included to control thermal flow through the box for rackmount applications
• Rackmounting ears included
• Black static resistant powder coat finish

For more information DVR-MB1 Mobile/Rackmount DVR Lockbox, please visit www.videomount.com or call (410) 643-6390 or toll free 877-281-2169. If you need help choosing the right mount for your application, try the Video Mount Finder at www.chooseamount.com.

About Video Mount Products
Born in 1994, Video Mount Products (VMP) is a leading provider of mounting solutions for the video, audio and security industries. VMP products consistently offer the latest designs in safety and flexibility, all at an outstanding value. VMP’s product offering continues to substantially grow by adding several mounting systems to address the increasing popularity of flat panel technology, both LCD and Plasma, as well as other growing segments across many markets.

VMP has become the mounting systems company of choice for professionals and their customers everywhere. All products have been engineered for and installed with confidence in thousands of residences, businesses, hotels, restaurants, schools, hospitals, houses of worship and security applications throughout the world. VMP prides itself on providing the best products in the industry and by supporting those products with knowledgeable professionals who understand that “support” is the core of the business.

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TBN’s HD Upgrade of Tustin Production Center Builds Audio Monitoring on Wohler AMP2-16-3G Units

SAN FRANCISCO — Oct. 18, 2011 — Wohler Technologies today announced that Christian broadcaster Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) has installed nine AMP2-16-3G audio monitors in an HD upgrade of its Tustin Production Center. The new monitors, delivered and installed by systems integrator TV Magic, enable simultaneous real-time monitoring of 16 audio channels of HD-SDI feeds.

“When we first designed the Tustin production center with TBN, our goal was to establish a robust and reliable facility that would streamline the network’s operations and allow for more effective monitoring of multiple channel feeds,” said Steve Rosen, TV Magic president and CEO. “Wohler units met the requirements of that SD installation with ease, and the AMP2-16-3G today is proving its quality and value within TBN’s HD production operations. TBN can count on the AMP2-16-3G’s continued reliability, knowing that it’s backed by great support from Wohler.”

The compact AMP2-16-3G systems offer powerful monitoring capabilities, a highly configurable interface, and a rich feature set that simplifies monitoring at the TBN production facility. In addition to providing real-time level metering for 16 channels of audio, the Wohler monitor provides metadata display and loudness metering, as well as Dolby(R) D, E, and DD+ support. The unit’s intuitive interface, complete with an integrated help system, allows users to manage presets, channel clusters, and mixing and routing. The Wohler system adds further convenience by enabling insertion of the intercom signal into headsets along with the HD-SDI input.

“TBN’s Tustin production facility manages a complex variety of signals, and the AMP2-16-3G provides the flexibility and rock-solid reliability that are so critical in a live production environment,” said Don Bird, chief marketing officer at Wohler. “We’re pleased that through this installation, Wohler products continue to serve as the foundation for the Tustin facility’s monitoring operations.”

Further information about Wohler and the company’s products is available at www.wohler.com.

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About Wohler Technologies Inc.
Wohler offers a comprehensive and award-winning range of audio, video, data monitoring, and captioning products designed to provide the highest quality solutions for facilities of all sizes and complexity. Founded in 1987, the San Francisco Bay-area manufacturer has grown to become the dominant provider of confidence monitoring and signal management solutions for the broadcast and pro audio/video markets. Originally inventing and defining the category of in-rack audio, video, and data monitoring products, the company has expanded its offerings to include solutions for captioning and loudness. More information about Wohler and its full range of solutions is available at www.wohler.com.

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Sound Works Productions Supports ALS Walk

CHICAGO—Now in its ninth year, the Les Turner Foundation ALS Walk 4 Life recently took place at Montrose Harbor in Chicago, and turned to Sound Works Productions (Frankfort, Illinois) for their audio production needs. The Walk4Life is one of the world’s largest ALS gatherings, and this year more than 5,000 walkers gathered to add to the already $6 million in pledges received since the Foundation began.

“The Foundation determined that this year they needed a sound system that would let speeches and music be heard throughout the entire park setting,” states Daniel Nickleski, Sound Works Productions, Inc. “We decided that our NEXO GEO S12 system would be the perfect fit.” The audio rig was comprised of seven NEXO GEO S1210s and one GEO S1230 line array per side along with four RS18 Ray Subs per side and three NEXO NXAMP 4x4s. The walkers were treated to music by Beatles cover band American English whose engineer, Nickleski said, was ‘absolutely thrilled with the NEXO sound system and one of the best mid-sized line arrays he has ever mixed on.’

“Every last person could hear all speeches without issue,” Nickleski added. “At the end of the event, the client said they were thrilled with the quality of audio and service we provided.”

For more information on Sound Works Productions, visit wwww.SoundWorksPro.com.

For more information on NEXO products, visit www.yamahaca.com.

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About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of integrated professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the broadcast, sound reinforcement/installed sound, touring, commercial recording, and post production markets. The company remains the official U.S. and Canadian distributor for all NEXO speaker products. YCAS offers comprehensive in-house and field product training for its customers, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.

LEIGHTRONIX Enhances Video Server with Multi-Zone Playback Capabilities

LEIGHTRONIX announced today the release of Zoned TOTAL INFO, a new multi-zone display feature for UltraNEXUS and UltraNEXUS-SDI digital video servers. The new feature combines multiple digital media resources, including video clips and promos, slides, and slide show sequences, with dynamic, real-time weather and news information.

Zoned TOTAL INFO provides three video zones that include a primary digital media playback window and two dynamic TOTAL INFO data content zones. One of the TOTAL INFO zones is dedicated to local weather information while the other rotates between user-selected news, sports, metro traffic, financials, and general interest “dailies” data categories. The dynamic data is automatically retrieved from the online TOTAL INFO data server and then rendered for display over thematic graphic backgrounds specific to each data category.

Zoned TOTAL INFO may be set up to automatically display between programs as part of the UltraNEXUS/UltraNEXUS-SDI Virtual Channel playlists, two independent, default looping video resources that fill unscheduled programming time on each of the video server playback channels. Alternatively, Zoned TOTAL INFO may be enabled to run full time as a complement to scheduled and immediate program playback.

TOTAL INFO adds visual impact/quality to local broadcast and cable channels with a striking montage of informational and entertainment programming comprised of dynamic data and custom user graphics layered over backgrounds. TOTAL INFO has gained tremendous popularity among locally originated television operations such as public, educational, and government (PEG) cable access channels as well as private, in-house communication networks in corporate, hospitality, medical, and institutional settings.

A one year subscription to TOTAL INFO is included with UltraNEXUS and UltraNEXUS-SDI video servers and may be added as an option to NEXUS video server systems. The multi-zone enhancement is exclusive to the UltraNEXUS and UltraNEXUS-SDI. Current UltraNEXUS and UltraNEXUS-SDI users with active TOTAL INFO subscriptions will be able to access the new display feature through a firmware upgrade at no cost.

About LEIGHTRONIX, INC.
LEIGHTRONIX is recognized as an industry leader in specialty video equipment design and manufacturing, including digital video solutions, television automation, live and video-on-demand streaming media, and remote equipment control. A model of stability and longevity in the quickly evolving professional video market, LEIGHTRONIX continues to set standards in product value and versatility that exceed customer expectations in both product performance and support. Exceptional product reliability, a standard 5 year warranty, and cost-free technical support have made LEIGHTRONIX one of the most trusted names in the industry. For more information, visit www.leightronix.com.

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