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Rock Church Produces Live Video Streaming with Broadcast Pix Granite 5000

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced that the Rock Church and World Outreach Center, based in San Bernadino, Calif., is using its new Granite™ 5000 integrated live video production system to distribute live video of its religious services for a growing Web-based audience, while simultaneously producing an image magnification (I-MAG) video presentation in its sanctuary.

Rock Church upgraded to Granite in May 2011, replacing a Slate™ system that was installed in 2010. According to Luke Cobrae, Rock Church’s video director and young adult pastor, the 2 M/E capability of the Granite 5000 was a primary reason for the upgrade. Both Broadcast Pix systems were installed by VMI, Inc., a systems integrator with offices in California and Washington. The Slate replaced an aging Video Toaster, which had been used since the church relocated to its current campus in 2003.

Established in 1988 in one of the most impoverished big cities in the United States, the non-denominational Rock Church has more than 20,000 members and regularly draws up to 7,000 each week for services Wednesday night, Friday night, Saturday morning, Sunday morning, and Sunday evening. “Video has always been a want, but budget is always a challenge,” said Cobrae. “Broadcast Pix completely opened the door for video production at the church. Our quality instantly skyrocketed.”

The church conducts 10 weekly services; two are streamed live and three others can be accessed at www.rockchurch.com, while a separate I-MAG presentation is produced for the congregation in the sanctuary and distributed across the 25-acre campus, which includes a school, café, and bookstore. The move to Granite also allows Rock Church to send a native HD signal directly to its two Christie LW600 projectors for I-MAG in the church, which significantly cut delay.

“Broadcast Pix went out of their way to make sure we were satisfied and the switcher suited our needs,” Cobrae added. “There’s a big difference between a studio-in-a-box and a Broadcast Pix system.”

Rock Church typically has a six-camera production for its services, including two center cameras, a dedicated camera for the singers and musicians, and a mounted pan/tilt/zoom camera for reaction shots from the congregation. It uses three Sony widescreen digital SD cameras and a combination of other cameras, including Panasonic AG-DVX100 and Sony PMW-EX1 handheld HD cameras. With its integrated frame synchronizers and multi-definition I/O, Granite seamlessly switches between the various sources.

Rock Church also takes advantage of Granite’s built-in Fluent™ workflow tools, including Fluent-View, which is used in conjunction with an Avitech Rainier multi-viewer. Cobrae has replaced the control room’s black-and-white CRT monitors with LCDs that use Fluent-View to display color images and much more information.

During services, Rock Church uses the integrated Fluent Clip Store extensively to provide sermon illustrations and video announcements – and Fluent Watch-Folders provide an easy way to import announcements or last-minute graphic changes. Plus, Granite’s external keyer is used to display lyrics and other graphics from ProPresenter. Cobrae said the production crew is a combination of volunteers and a small team of full-time and part-time staff.

Eventually, Rock Church plans to replace its analog and digital SD cameras with HD studio cameras. Cobrae also wants to explore video distribution to the other four Rock Church satellite campuses in 2012.

About Broadcast Pix Broadcast Pix is the leader in integrated live video production systems. Its systems provide the best control surface for combining cameras, clips and graphics to create compelling live video. These surfaces enable total control of the built-in multi-format switcher, clip store, graphics system with a Harris or Chyron CG, and device controls. Its Fluent™ workflow enables files and data to be easily incorporated from other parts of the studio. Broadcast Pix systems are a fraction of the cost of a conventional control room to buy, staff and operate. System range from small systems controlled by a touch-screen or voice automation to sophisticated 2 M/E control panels. Customers include leading broadcast, corporate, education, religious, government, webcast, entertainment and mobile studios in more than 90 countries. Learn more at www.broadcastpix.com.

Broadcast Pix, Fluent, Granite, and Slate are trademarks of Broadcast Pix, Inc. Patented.

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Haivision Network Video at ISE 2012

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2012 Preview
Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Jan. 31 – Feb. 2
Haivision Network Video
Booth 10Q122

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Haivision Network Video
4445 Garand
Montréal, QC, Canada H4R 2H9
Toll-Free: +1 (877) 224-5445

Haivision Network Video Contact:
Eric Batangan
Business Development and Marketing
Tel: +1 (514) 334-5445 x8251
Email:ebatangan@haivision.com
Website: www.haivision.com

Agency Contact
Veronica Esbona
InGear PR
Tel: +1 (954) 392-6990
Email: veronica@ingearpr.com

Company Quote:
“Today’s A/V integrators require cost-effective solutions that leverage multiple platform delivery and Internet streaming technologies to deliver unified, multi-dimensional communications systems for their customers,” said Peter Maag, executive vice president, Haivision Network Video. “We’re looking forward to showing ISE 2012 attendees how Haivision’s advanced video encoding, transcoding, and digital signage solutions can help deliver end-to-end, enterprise communications across all media delivery platforms and networks.”

Haivision Products on Display at ISE 2012:

CoolSign(TM)
Haivision’s CoolSign(TM) digital signage solution boasts all the features and functions required to meet any signage need, from smaller installations to sophisticated multiscreen landmark displays to large-scale global networks. CoolSign’s pioneering digital signage technology includes n-tier architecture, native multicasting support, real-time connectivity, full-edge device monitoring and control, flexible media scheduling, a closed data architecture, bandwidth usage controls, and many others. Secure, scalable, reliable, and efficient, CoolSign technology serves the demands of myriad retail, government, financial services, corporate, and pure-play digital out-of-home advertising (DOOH) networks around the globe.

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Image Caption: CoolSign(TM) Digital Signage Solution

Makito(TM) Encoder
The Makito(TM) encoder is the first and only full-featured, high-performance compact encoder to combine the efficiencies of H.264 video compression and full HD video quality in a very small form factor — all at a very competitive price point. And now, the Makito supports constant bit rate (CBR) encoding to assure transport and system-wide compatibilities and, optionally, real-time metadata capabilities. The Makito provides H.264 encoding at up to 1080p60 with the lowest available end-to-end latencies.

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Image Caption: Haivision Makito(TM) Encoder

KulaByte(TM) Encoder
Haivision will display its newly acquired KulaByte(TM) software encoder, which allows Kulabyte users to deliver live content to multiple sites easily and reliably. Kulabyte features best-in-class adaptive player technology that enables dynamic, real-time updates for dependable online video delivery to desktop or mobile devices. Completely software-based, the KulaByte encoder provides the most efficient use of uplink bandwidth due to extremely high quality-to-bit rate performance and tight bit rate control. With its simple user interface and operation, anyone from trained employees to volunteer teams can reliably deliver the desired results time after time.

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Image Caption: Haivision KulaByte(TM)

KulaByte(TM) Live Cloud Transcoder
Haivision will also show off its KulaByte(TM) live cloud transcoding solution, capable of transforming live video source streams into all of the many formats and data rates required to distribute live video via the Internet. The KulaByte live cloud transcoder delivers live transcoded source video streams to every screen, regardless of device, player, screen size, or bandwidth. The transcoder provides high-quality, reliable, consistent output streams to the full range of playback devices, even when streaming from challenging low-bandwidth environments. Preparing the multiple renditions needed for all of these devices and bit rates previously required additional investment in on-site encoding hardware, bandwidth, and infrastructure. KulaByte eliminates this wasteful per-event overspending and complexity in favor of a flexible, comprehensive cloud-based live streaming platform.

Furnace(TM) 6.0 Including MultiStream(TM) Recording and Advanced Publishing
The highly acclaimed Furnace(TM) IP video system includes advanced recording and publishing features to enable clients to capture and distribute synchronized multistream video content. The VF Recorder module now supports recording and review of up to four simultaneous video streams associated with a combined video asset. During the recording, HotMarks(TM) (real-time metadata) can be applied to all streams either through the user interface or as triggered by third-party control systems. HotMarks enable viewers to search for and jump to specific tagged events quickly. The VF Publisher module establishes automated ingest and publishing of content. After a record process, users can instantly assign content to specific groups, make the content available within the Web portal, email links to specific users or groups, or deposit the content into third-party systems for further editing.

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Image Caption: Haivision Furnace(TM) 6.0

Viper MultiStream(TM) IP Video Streamer/Recorder
Haivision will also feature the Viper, a compact integrated appliance for capturing, streaming, reviewing, distributing, and publishing multistream H.264 content. The Viper can be used as a stand-alone device to bring powerful recording, streaming, and VoD capabilities directly from event centers by capturing and distributing multiple HD video sources or HD video and computer display sources simultaneously. The Viper supports record/review/publish and live-streaming applications. The Viper can also be integrated as a remote contributor to Haivision’s Furnace(TM) IP video system, enabling a distributed recording architecture without relying on central network video recording capacity to accommodate every user.

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Image Caption: Haivision Viper MultiStream(TM) IP Video Streamer/Recorder

Torpedo(TM) DVB-to-IP Gateways
Torpedo(TM) allows enterprises to get digital broadcast transmission onto their IP networks without the need for re-encoding the video. Digital satellite (DVB-S/S2) and digital terrestrial (DVB-T/T2) broadcasts contain audio/video programming using industry-standard compression (MPEG-2 or H.264) contained within MPEG-2 transport streams. The Torpedo gateway tunes to particular channels, as delivered over RF by the DVB antennas or satellite dishes, extracts and filters the MPEG transport stream packets, and delivers the program content over IP networks, thereby eliminating the need to re-encode. A single Torpedo can support up to 15 content channels, each rebroadcast as unicast or multicast IP video data streams. Torpedo can be used as a stand-alone solution, or it can be integrated as part of Haivision’s Furnace(TM) IP video system.

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Image Caption: Haivision Torpedo(TM) DVB-to-IP Gateways

Company Overview:
Haivision delivers advanced technology for streaming, recording, managing, and distributing secure IP video and interactive media within the enterprise, education, medical/healthcare, and federal/military markets. Haivision is a private company based in Montreal and Chicago, with technical excellence centers in Beaverton, Ore.; Austin, Texas; and Hamburg, Germany. With a global sales and support organization, Haivision distributes its products through value-added resellers, system integrators, distributors, and OEMs worldwide. More information is available at www.haivision.com.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Extron Announces PS Series Desktop Power Supply Trade-In Program

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the PS Series Desktop Power Supply Trade-In Program that allows Extron customers in the U.S. to return 15 unused 12 volt, 1 amp power supplies for a new PS 124 Multiple Output 12 Volt DC Power Supply. The PS 124 features eight 12 volt DC outputs, providing a total of 4 amps across all outputs with no per-port current limitations. It is designed to take the place of several individual Extron PS Series desktop power supplies, freeing up equipment rack space. The PS 124 is UL 2043 rated when used with the optional Flexible Conduit Adapter Kit for installation into a ceiling space. more

Vaddio Shipping New High Definition Document Cameras

Add high-definition magnification and dimension to original objects, documents or drawings with Vaddio’s new CeilingVIEW HD-18 DocCam document camera system. Replacing the CeilingVIEW HD document camera, the CeilingVIEW HD-18 DocCAM features an 18x optical zoom lens for enhanced detail and greater zoom capabilities, and a 1.3 megapixel CCD image sensor with a 1.8-LUX for better-quality low-light performance. Select from either HD resolutions through our Quick-Connect system or the analog RGBHV output on the camera backbox.

“Using our own ClearVIEW HD-18 technology for the new high definition document camera allows us not only greater zoom capability,” explains Rob Sheeley, President of Vaddio, “but also a higher-quality CCD sensor for exceptional color and detail reproduction at very high resolutions.”

Both Quick-Connect Short Range (SR) and Quick-Connect DVI/HDMI SR options are available. The CeilingVIEW HD-18 with Quick-Connect SR outputs component HD (YPbPr) at 720p, 1080i or 1080p. The CeilingVIEW HD-18 with DVI/HDMI Quick-Connect SR outputs simultaneous component HD and DVI/HDMI at 720p, 1080i or 1080p. Both cameras also provide the option for RGBHV resolutions at 1024 x 768, 1280 x 720 or 1680 x 1050 at 60 Hz.

Add the CCU Image Controller to either of the CeilingVIEW HD-18 DocCAM systems and how you have the ability to adjust red and blue gain, gamma, chroma, knee, pedestal, iris and gain. User-defined adjustments may be stored using two Scene buttons.

Technical specifications, install guides and sample configurations are available at www.vaddio.com.

About Vaddio:
Vaddio is the leading manufacturer and OEM distributor of specialty PTZ cameras and high-end camera control systems in the broadcasting, audiovisual and videoconferencing industry. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Vaddio also has operations throughout the Americas, as well as sales and support partners throughout the world. More information can be found on the Vaddio website, www.vaddio.com or at (800) 572.2011.

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Xantech Control Products Once Again Selected for FCCI Insurance Group Offices

Xantech’s WIC1200 and CWTC10 controllers help FCCI run meetings in their executive boardroom

CARLSBAD, CA, December 8, 2011 — Largo, Florida-based Technical Resource Group (TRG) recently completed a major upgrade of the AV systems in the executive boardroom at the corporate headquarters and Florida regional office of FCCI Insurance Group in Sarasota, Florida, which includes control solutions from Xantech, a leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution for 40 years. The project also involved the reconfiguration of one of FCCI’s three training/conference rooms, which TRG upgraded two years ago with Xantech touch screen displays and control equipment.

Florida regional office of FCCI Insurance Group in Sarasota, Florida, which includes control solutions from Xantech, an installation accomplished by Largo, Florida-based Technical Resource Group.


Keith Gilliam, TRG System Design/Engineer, was pleased to make a return visit to FCCI in order to install more Xantech equipment. “This is their first upgrade in the executive boardroom; FCCI had grown out of the existing technology and replaced it with state-of-the-art digital audio, video and control technology,” he reveals. “It worked out very well to have Xantech’s WIC1200 Web Intelligent Controller control everything. The Web Intelligent Controller was chosen to manage all of the digital A/V and the system controls, which included the contact closures for the screen and projector lift.”

There are 22 stations located around the conference table in FCCI’s executive boardroom, at which each participant can connect his or her laptop computer, according to Keith Gilliam. The existing VGA inputs at each station were retained and HDMI inputs were added. “This will maintain compatibility with current generation laptops and provide connectivity well into the future,” he explains. “Each of the 22 stations is configured with hi-def video inputs, and we’re controlling the video switcher’s HDMI, VGA and DVI inputs through the Xantech WIC1200.”

Each station is additionally equipped with a Shure MX Series podium microphone, and the room is fully outfitted with ceiling speakers. The microphones and speakers are processed through a Biamp Systems Audia FLEX DSP unit. “The Xantech WIC1200 is controlling the volumes of all of the inputs, where we govern the audio switching along with controlling volumes to the Biamp system,” says Keith Gilliam.

Keith Gilliam reports FCCI requested an easy-to-use system that required no more than one or two button pushes to operate or reconfigure the installed equipment. “We’re also using two Xantech 10.4-inch WiFi CWTC10 Commercial Wireless Touch Controllers as wireless interfaces, so they can have simple control to turn the room on and off. When they turn the system on it lowers the screen, turns on the projector, lowers the projector, and reconfigures the video inputs.”

The executives operating the board meetings can use the Xantech CWTC10 to configure the boardroom to any station or video input they need, he says. “They can call up a station and reconfigure it with a couple of button pushes.” This is made possible by employing Xantech’s recently introduced Web Designer 3.0 software, which provides a simple drag-and-drop programming solution for the easy creation of a customized graphic user interface on any web-based system’s remote control device.

For more information, please visit www.xantechcommercial.com.

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About Xantech Commercial
Xantech designs and manufactures an extensive range of audio, video and control products and systems, many of which have become de facto industry standards. Xantech IR products are specified into more audio/video installations than any other brand. Xantech also supplies hi-definition HDMI video solutions, touch-panels and IP control systems for residential and commercial applications, multi-room audio/video systems, audio source components and processors, and software programming tools.

Xantech Commercial expands upon this foundation to bring new opportunities to the commercial field, providing scalable, user-friendly, and cost-effective audio/video control and distribution solutions. Products are sold to professional installers and distributors directly from Xantech. Xantech’s products are marketed in North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe. Xantech is a part of The AVC Group in Carlsbad, California. For additional information about Xantech Commercial and its innovative products, please visit www.xantechcommercial.com.

About The AVC Group, LLC:
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, The AVC Group, LLC is a portfolio of pre-eminent manufacturers and marketers of state-of-the-art consumer and commercial audio, video and control system solutions. The AVC Group is comprised of the following industry leading brands: NILES® Audio, ELAN® Home Systems, Xantech®, ATON®, and Sunfire®. The AVC Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc.’s Home Technology Group.

Other brand and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

Xantech LLC · 1969 Kellogg Avenue · Carlsbad, CA 92008 · Phone: (818) 362 0353 · Toll Free: (888) 512 5972 · Fax: (800) 492 6832 · Email- General Info: info@xantech.com · Sales Orders & RA Status: sales@xantech.com

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Vizrt Ltd. Enters into Contract with Central European Production Company for Graphics Solution

Bergen, Norway, Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ)

Vizrt Ltd., a leading supplier of production tools to the digital media industry, announced today that the Company has signed an agreement with a Central European Production Company worth approximately USD 280,000.

The contract with Vizrt will allow the production company to produce a weather show, driven by Vizrt graphics software. Viz Engine will be used to produce real time HD content. Dynamic 3D content will be designed using Viz Artist. Viz Content Pilot will drive live, pre and post-production as a Character Generator (CG).

About Vizrt:
Vizrt offers a new vision for content creation and delivery with an end-to-end solution from ingest to visualization. Our solution combines Vizrt’s true 2D/3D graphics tools with Curious Software’s World Maps and Ardendo’s Asset Management. Running on non proprietary software, the combination of these unique cutting edge products ensures a seamless workflow from conception to multi-format distribution. The latest addition to the Vizrt product suite is Viz|3G for hand held devices.

Vizrt’s product suite is used by the world’s leading broadcasters including: CNN, CBS, Fox, BBC, Sky, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, TV Today, CCTV and NHK. Also, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions, including both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, utilize Vizrt solutions.

Vizrt is a public company traded on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154. For further information please refer to www.vizrt.com

Press contacts:
Martin Burkhalter
CEO
+41 22 365 75 01
mbu@vizrt.com

Ofra Brown
CFO
+47 5351 8040
ofra@vizrt.com

SCHWARZ Financial Communication
Frank Schwarz
+49 611 1745 398 11
schwarz@schwarzfinancial.com

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BTX Technologies at ISE 2012

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BTX Technologies Preview ISE 2012 Jan 31. – Feb. 2 | Amsterdam Stand 2A55

BTX Technologies Inc. 5 Skyline Drive Hawthorne, NY 10532 USA www.btx.com

Agency Contact: Joshua Carlson InGear PR Tel: +1 (408) 892-6771 Email: josh@ingearpr.com Email: kimr@btx.com

BTX Technologies Contact: Kim Robbins Senior Marketing Manager Tel: +1 (914) 592-1800 x350 Email: kimr@btx.com

Company Quote: “At ISE 2012, our MaxBlox(R) solderless termination system and ProBlox-D(R) all-in-one connector system will take center stage. For our European customers, these unique solutions are designed to provide quick and simple installations to save time and money in the field, while offering unmatched reliability for the end user,” said Greg Schwartz, president of BTX Technologies. “If you need custom plates and panels; look no further than BTX. We are recognized worldwide as the leader in connectors and connector design. We stock all of the most popular connectors from manufacturers like Neutrik(R) and Switchcraft(R), plus we also feature our full line of award-winning, solderless BTX connectors — all for easy inclusion in your custom BTX Pro Plate and Panel designs.”

BTX Products on Display at ISE 2012:

MaxBlox(R) Solderless Termination System Manufactured with genuine Phoenix Contact terminal blocks for a truly reliable connection, the MaxBlox(R) solderless termination system features a patented design that is better, faster, and stronger than anything else on the market. MaxBlox dramatically reduces installation time and cost by eliminating the need for soldering or crimping, and the unique sled-type bottom allows these connectors to slide, snap, and lock into the patent-pending MaxBlox CD-MX915H hood for a secure cable-mount connection.

The MaxBlox family includes HD15, DB9, S-Video, and 3.5-mm connectors, and now the new BTX-MXRCA screw-terminating RCA panel-mount connector. The BTX-MXRCA requires only a strip tool and a screwdriver, and when used alongside BTX’s other solderless connectors, labor time is reduced tremendously.

Image Link: www.ingearpr.com/BTX/MaxBlox.zip Image Caption: MaxBlox(R) Solderless Termination System Image Descriptions: Manufactured with genuine Phoenix Contact terminal blocks for a truly reliable connection, connectors in the MaxBlox(R) solderless termination system feature a patented design that is better, faster, and stronger than anything else on the market.

ProBlox-D(R) All-in-One Connector System BTX’s patent-pending ProBlox-D(R) all-in-one connector system is the A/V industry’s first to incorporate multiple data, HD video, audio, and control signals in a single connector. The system contains two Cat 5e connectors along with 16 HD video and 18 audio and control contacts — all field-terminatable. The addition of the Cat 5e components takes advantage of all the signals, including HDMI, DVI, and VGA, that can now effectively be run over one or two Cat 5e cables. The ProBlox-D connector system simplifies setup for A/V applications in classrooms, houses of worship, conference rooms, or any setting where multiple signals of different formats need to be delivered to a single connection point. In addition to saving installers time during setup, ProBlox-D also provides non-technical users, such as teachers or pastors, with the ability to hook up to a podium without the need for technical assistance.

Image Link: www.ingearpr.com/BTX/ProBlox-D.zip Image Caption: ProBlox-D(R) All-in-One Connector System Image Descriptions: The ProBlox-D(R) all-in-one connector system is the A/V industry’s first to incorporate multiple data, HD video, audio, and control signals in a single connector.

BTX Pro Plates and Panels With BTX’s custom plates-and-panels service, installers have quick access to professional-quality plates and panels to meet the needs of many applications.

BTX Pro Plates-and-Panels options and benefits include: – Color-laminated aluminum in white, black, red, green, blue, and yellow – Expert engraving – Logos – Custom sizes – Quick turnaround quotes and production

When you order custom plates and panels from BTX, you’ll not only be guaranteed the highest quality connectors, but you’ll get it done right, on time, every time.

Image Link: www.ingearpr.com/BTX/Pro_Plates_Panels.zip Image Caption: BTX Pro Plates and Panels Image Descriptions: BTX Customized Pro Plates and Panels

About BTX Technologies Inc. BTX Technologies Inc. is the premier manufacturer and value-added distributor of professional-grade products used throughout digital signage, A/V, control, broadcast, and security systems. Celebrating its 44th anniversary, BTX, a CTS Certified company, combines award-winning, cutting-edge solutions with unmatched technical knowledge and customer service to bring innovation and value to its customers. Call 914-592-1800 to request a free catalog or visit BTX at www.btx.com.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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RTI Now Shipping RTiDock iPod(R) Dock

Unique Device Stands Out From the Pack With Powerful Features Such as Synching With iTunes(R) Over the Network and Navigation Through a Video Display

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Dec. 7, 2011 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced that the company is now shipping its RTiDock iPod(R) dock. Sporting a host of powerful features not found on other iPod docks — such as the ability to sync with iTunes(R) over the network and full navigation support through a video display device — the RTiDock allows consumers to connect their iPod effortlessly to their local or distributed audio system and conveniently control it through an RTI in-wall or handheld controller.

Simplifying installations with a slim design and the flexibility of rack-mount or desktop options, the RTiDock utilizes Virtual Sync technology to sync with iTunes over the network. For simple, intuitive operation, the device offers an elegant on-screen GUI (graphical user interface) and component video output for intuitive navigation through a video display device. For added reliability and a clean, streamlined design, the unit’s sliding tray provides easy access and discreet storage of the iPod.

The RTiDock offers seamless integration with RTI control devices, providing access to all transport functions of the iPod through full IR support. For more robust control, navigation through artists, songs, albums, and playlists is enabled via bidirectional communication over RS-232 or IP with many RTI handheld and in-wall controllers. The RTiDock’s variety of control options allow it to be used in systems of any complexity.

“There is overwhelming consumer demand for simple and convenient integration of the iPod into audio systems. For integrators, providing this capability is a must,” said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI. “Dealers will be blown away with the quality and features offered by the RTiDock! It is a first-class device for integrating an iPod into a distributed audio system, with its advanced functionality, sexy design, and extensive feature set providing the ’wow’ factor that consumers seek.”

The RTiDock is available at an MSRP of $599. The unit will be on display at ISE 2012, along with a number of other audio solutions from RTI, in stand 4S60.

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About Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) is a leading control systems manufacturer offering innovative, sophisticated, and user-friendly devices for professionally installed electronic systems. The company’s wide array of award-winning handheld and in-wall universal controllers, central processors, audio distribution systems, and accessories are marketed exclusively through a worldwide network of professional integrators. For complete control and monitoring over electronic systems from virtually anywhere in the world, the power of RTI is available on the iPhone(R), iPod touch(R), and iPad(R) through the company’s RTiPanel application, just as the award-winning RTI Virtual Panel program offers access and control via any PC running Microsoft(R) Windows(R). All RTI solutions are programmed through the company’s world-renowned Integration Designer(R) software, easily allowing dealers to provide a completely customizable user interface for intuitive command over the entire electronics system.

Founded in 1992 with a committed focus on the custom installation market, RTI offers a number of award-winning support and incentive programs to its dealers, including educational opportunities through the Advanced Control University (ACU), and the popular Control Bucks and Dealer Accommodation programs. In addition, through RTI’s Integration Partner Program, the company has reached out to manufacturers across the industry to ensure that RTI products integrate seamlessly with a wide variety of components and systems.

Additional information on RTI and its innovative control solutions is available at www.rticorp.com.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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VMP’s New Multi-Just™ Mid-Size Flat Panel Flush Wall Mount w/Tilt Now Shipping

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Dec. 8, 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-MFTB Multi-Just™ mid-size flat panel wall mount with tilt is now shipping. With an MSRP of $143.95, the low profile FP-MFTB holds most medium-sized flat panels from 27- to 42-inches and up to 100 lbs.

“The FP-MFTB is incredibly manageable before, during, and even after installation,” explained Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products. “Preassembled, it only needs to be folded open once out-of-the-box. But, besides its durability and ease of installation, what makes the FP-MFTB a must for installers are its kickstand, list adjustment, and vertical and horizontal level adjustment which allow for cable management and perfect placement once already wall mounted. No more uninstalling and remounting the hardware if you didn’t get the alignment right the first time, or if you need to adjust cable connections either immediately or down the road at some point.”

The FP-MFTB also has adjustable tilt of -5 degrees to +15 degrees while keeping the flat panel close to the wall.

Additional specs for the VMP FP-MFTB include:
• Maximum flat panel hole pattern – 415mm x 345mm
• Vertical height adjustment: 1 inch
• List adjustment: +/- 3 degrees
• Distance from wall to back of flat panel: 2.3 inches
• Black powder coat finish

“Backed by VMP’s years of industry acclaimed product design and customer service second-to-none, the FP-MFTB makes mounting medium-sized flat panels as quick, easy, and reliable as the rest of our mounting solutions,” Fulmer continued.

For more information on the FP-MFTB, 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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Mississippi DOT Uses Wowza to Simplify and Improve Live, Multi-Screen Video Streaming From 400 Traffic Cameras

Agency Reaches More People More Cost-Effectively With Video Distribution From Wowza Media Server Software

EVERGREEN, Colo. — Dec. 8, 2011 — Wowza(R) Media Systems, the “Any Screen Done Right(TM)” media server software company, today announced that the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) installed Wowza Media Server(R) software to simplify and improve video streaming from its network of nearly 400 traffic cameras throughout the state. The installation was part of an upgrade to MDOT’s intelligent transportation system (ITS).

Live video flows constantly from MDOT cameras to its traffic portal, http://www.msTraffic.com, so that anyone with an Internet connection can keep an eye on traffic. It also streams internally to the traffic management center, where MDOT workers monitor traffic conditions at their workstations. The upgrade to Wowza Media Server software enables MDOT to stream live content from all of its cameras simultaneously to multiple devices, eliminating the need for specialized, client-specific encoders and servers — which means it can reach more people than with its previous streaming method.

“With our previous workflow, the traffic management center received analog video feeds from roadside cameras to be encoded/decoded and then displayed internally on video screens. From there, video had to be re-encoded to go out to the Internet,” stated Timothy Bean, ITS systems specialist for MDOT. “Wowza Media Server software has made it possible to forego all that extra encoding, decoding, and re-encoding equipment, saving us money and space, as well as cutting way down on energy consumption. We removed about 10 racks worth of equipment and replaced it with a single server that’s running Wowza Media Server software.”

Because MDOT can distribute video to any platform quickly and easily, traffic information is available to many more people, no matter what player they use. Giving the public better access to real-time traffic information allows them to make more informed decisions not only day-to-day, but also during evacuations or other emergencies. In turn, an informed citizenry means improved safety, reduced congestion, and decreased likelihood of secondary incidents for the state.

“Wowza Media Server software’s capability to ingest streams directly from IP cameras and stream it out simultaneously over multiple protocols is ideally suited for traffic monitoring and security applications,” said Alex Dobrushin, CMO of Wowza Media Systems. “MDOT’s deployment exemplifies the value our software offers to transportation departments all over the U.S. and in other countries. It provides them with a future-proof platform for delivery of higher-quality video, more cost-effectively, while reaching a broader base of constituents.”

The multiple award-winning Wowza Media Server software is a single extensible foundation for “Any Screen Done Right” media delivery. It makes streaming to computers, smartphones, tablets, and TV screens simple and cost-effective. Improved economies of scale and reduced encoding, storage, and management expense, enable enterprises — large and small — to stream live and on-demand video with ease while saving money, improving efficiency, and streamlining workflow.

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About Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has a network of nearly 400 cameras throughout the state that provide a constant view of traffic conditions. Live video flows from the cameras to the traffic management center, and from there to various internal points where MDOT workers monitor traffic conditions in a central location and at their workstations. MDOT also sends video out over the Internet so that anyone — from first responders and emergency operations centers to the average driver — can keep an eye on traffic through MDOT’s traffic portal, http://www.msTraffic.com.

About Wowza Media Systems Wowza(R) Media Systems is the “Any Screen Done Right(TM)” media server software company delivering an industrial-strength infrastructure for live video, video-on-demand, live recording, and video chat. Wowza has a singular focus on delivering high-performance media server software to service providers, media properties, enterprises, and other organizations serious about delivering video to any digital screen — computer, mobile phone, or home TV. More than 85,000 global licensees in entertainment, social media, advertising, enterprise, education, government, and Internet commerce have deployed Wowza’s media server software to date. Wowza Media Systems is privately held with headquarters in Evergreen, Colo. More information is available at www.wowza.com.

Wowza and related marks are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Wowza Media Systems Inc. Third-party product names and related marks are either registered trademarks or trademarks of such third parties.

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