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Sennheiser NAMM Booth Stage to Feature Four Days of Performances By Diverse Roster of Emerging Talent

Anaheim, Calif., – January 9, 2012 – Audio specialist Sennheiser (booth 6579) announced that its booth stage at NAMM will once again feature an impressive roster of emerging musical talent. The performances — all of which will feature the latest audio equipment from Sennheiser and its family of distributed brands — will begin on Thursday, January 19th at noon and will continue through Sunday, January 22nd.

Scheduled performances are as follows and may be subject to change (click here to download complete biographical information):

Thursday, January 19th

• 12:00 p.m. of Verona

• 12:45 p.m. King Washington

• 1:30 p.m. The wellspring

• 2:15 p.m. Border Radio

• 3:00 p.m. of Verona

• 3:45 p.m. King Washington

• 4:30 p.m. Border Radio

Friday, January 20th

• 12:00 p.m. So and so

• 12:45 p.m. Magnolia Memoir

• 1:30 p.m. Chantelle Barry

• 2:15 p.m. Katelyn Benton

• 3:00 p.m. So and so

• 3:45 p.m. Magnolia Memoir

• 4:30 p.m. Marina V

• 5:00 p.m. Katelyn Benton

Saturday, January 21st

• 12:00 p.m. Debby Holiday

• 12:45 p.m. Blame Shift

• 1:30 p.m. Raining Jane

• 2:15 p.m. The Material

• 3:00 p.m. Debby Holiday

• 3:45 p.m. Raining Jane

• 4:30 p.m. Kate Kilbane

Sunday, January 22nd

• 12:00 p.m. Honeymoon

• 12:45 p.m. Chlöe Lear

• 1:30 p.m. Marcus Eaton

• 2:15 p.m. Honeymoon

• 3:00 p.m. The Baron Sisters

• 3:45 p.m. Chlöe Lear

• 4:30 p.m. Marcus Eaton

Each year, the Sennheiser booth stage provides a high-quality, entertaining platform for emerging talent to heard by the over 80,000 people attending NAMM. For more information on artist performances, or to learn more about Sennheiser, please stop by booth 6579 or visit www.sennheiserusa.com.

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KLOS Radio Personality Uncle Joe Benson Helps House Research Institute Get the Word out on Healthy Hearing to NAMM Attendees

Los Angeles – January 9, 2012 — As part of its 2012 NAMM Winter Show activities, the House Research Institute (HRI) [NAMM booth 1292, Hall E] will host special guest Uncle Joe Benson of Los Angeles’ KLOS radio on Saturday, January 21st from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Anaheim Convention Center. The popular radio announcer and entertainer will be on hand to greet booth attendees while discussing the importance of maintaining healthy hearing and hearing loss protection.

Since 1980, Uncle Joe’s voice has been heard by millions of listeners across Southern California, and his “Off The Record” music/interview program is syndicated on over 90 stations nationwide. As a radio personality on KLOS, his broadcasts reach nearly three million people across southern California.

KLOS has been serving the greater Los Angeles area for over 40 years, and has also made a positive impact through its continued community outreach efforts. The station still owns the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest blood drive in the country and was presented the Crystal Award for its exemplary community service.

“Healthy hearing is a topic that deserves much broader attention — especially within the music community,” commented Uncle Joe. “This year at NAMM, we are happy to help put the spotlight on the topic of noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to educate folks not only on how fragile our hearing is, but also on the measures we can take to protect it and preserve it.”

Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is usually painless, progressive, permanent, and completely preventable. It happens when a person is exposed for too long of a time to sound pressure levels of 85 decibels or more, resulting in damage to the sensorineural (“hair”) cells of the inner ear. It can be the result of exposing your ears to a sudden, intense impulse noise like an explosion or gunfire or extended or repeated exposure to loud machinery and recreational activities, such as loud music and video.

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), 36 million American adults report some degree of hearing loss; an estimated 26 million of them between the ages of 20 and 69 have a high-frequency hearing loss caused by too much exposure to loud sound.

Antelope Audio to Demonstrate its Zodiac Line of High End Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs) at T.H.E. Show Home Entertainment Convention in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, January 9th, 2012 — Antelope Audio will demonstrate its audiophile-grade digital to analog converters (DACs) at T.H.E. Show in Las Vegas between Tuesday, January 10th and Friday, January 6th at The Flamingo Hotel, room 4044.

Antelope Audio’s high-end Zodiac D/A converters (DACs) are based on the company’s proprietary clocking and conversion technologies developed for world’s top mastering professionals and sound engineers in the music, film and television industries. Antelope brings to audiophiles’ home environment the highest audio quality available only at the leading and most technically demanding sound studios around the globe.

During T.H.E. Show, music lovers will have the opportunity to experience the pristine sound quality of all three models – Zodiac, Zodiac+ and Zodiac Gold. All of them utilize Antelope’s famous Oven Controlled Clock and Acoustically Focused Clocking as well as the custom USB chip, which allows audio streaming of up to 384 kHz.

Morten Lindberg the founder of Lindberg Lyd and the music label 2L, and several times Grammy Award nominee says “The Zodiac Gold is now our preferred DAC for proof listening of our 352.8kHz/24bit stereo master files.”

“The best way to experience Antelope Audio is to listen to our products first hand,” explained Marcel James, director of sales for Antelope Audio. “At T.H.E. Show, we will be reaching a very focused contingent of discerning audiophiles, who are keen to take the home listening experience to the next level. With our unique clocking and conversion technology, they can achieve that goal.”

Zodiac DACs: Unprecedented detail and clarity

The Antelope Audio Zodiacs help audiophile consumers and home listeners experience a new level of detail, sound clarity and warmth. Featuring a plug and play interface that connects seamlessly to a Mac, PC or just about any other digital media source, the Zodiacs deliver up to 384 kHz resolution audio, dramatically improving the listening experience on both loudspeakers and headphones. Antelope’s proprietary clocking technology, which is shielded from other electronic components to maintain a consistent temperature, is at the core of the Antelope sound and results in astounding accuracy, dynamics and stereo placement of the audio.

The Zodiacs are also particularly attractive to audio consumers who use headphones, being designed for precise monitoring with a wide range of headphone impedance. Ultra linear, dual stage headphone amplifiers, which are controlled by a dedicated volume knob, deliver smooth sound at both high and low levels.

To learn more about T.H.E. Show or to register, please visit http://www.theshowlasvegas.com.

High-end sound without cables: Sennheiser presents RS 220 digital wireless headphones

Old Lyme, Conn., January 9, 2012 – High-end audio fans attach great importance to loss-free transmission of the sound signal between the source and the ears. In the past, wireless audio transmission has come up against its limits. Now however, audio specialist Sennheiser is opening up a new class of wireless listening with the new RS 220 wireless headphones. The digital wireless headphones have a full, detailed sound while offering total freedom of movement.

Headphone development is driven by the challenge of reproducing sound that is as lifelike and direct as possible. Up until now, cabled headphones had a far better audio quality than wireless headphones. But now, the RS 220 from Sennheiser is setting new standards. “With these digital wireless headphones, we have succeeded for the first time in combining wireless music enjoyment with high-end quality,” said Maurice Quarré, Director Product Lifecycle Management at Sennheiser Consumer Electronics, describing the new RS 220.

Superior wireless listening pleasure
Many years of experience in the field of wireless transmission and audio technology have gone into the development of the new digital headphones. Dynamic transducers with powerful neodymium magnets ensure clear, lifelike audio reproduction with a frequency response of 19 to 21,000 hertz. The maximum sound pressure level of the open, circumaural headphones is 106 decibels. In the RS 220, the transmitter sends the audio signals to the headphones without compression via a stable 2.4 GHz connection using the so-called Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) technique. “This is a frequency spreading process in which the output signal is spread to a width of 22 MHz by means of a specified bit sequence. If interference occurs at one point within this frequency range, the output signal experiences no interference as the data is transmitted with redundancy, in other words several times. As a result, only a minimal and inaudible part of the whole information is affected and the overall sound quality is not influenced,” explained Axel Grell, Senior Acoustical Engineer at Sennheiser. The headphones have a range of up to 100 metres without the need for the transmitter and receiver to be in the same room. A further advantage of the transmission process is the low latency and thus minimum delay of the audio signal.

Choice of several connection possibilities

The sound quality of a set of headphones is decisively dependent, among other things, on the connection between the audio source and the headphones. As the data between the transmitter and receiver is transmitted wirelessly in the RS 220, the feeding of the data from the audio source to the transmitter is particularly important. For this reason, the headphone system has an analogue, a coaxial digital and an optical digital input. Discerning users can decide themselves on the type and quality of the audio signal being fed in. Sensor buttons on the transmitter or directly on the headphones enable users to switch back and forth between the sources.

Lifelike sound experience
An important means of creating a musical effect is the transition between quiet and loud passages, as can be heard for example in Ravel’s Bolero. Conventional digital data transmission sometimes reduces this dynamic range, as an optimum signal volume for the entire data package is often assigned to the information when the analogue signal is converted into a digital data package. To preserve the original dynamics of a piece of music, the RS 220 completely dispenses with the automatic level control function. The data of the digital sources is transmitted unchanged, and the user can manually adjust the reference volume for the analogue inputs. As a result, the system comes very close to the audiophile ideal: a lifelike sound experience.

Maximum comfort
Operating the RS 220 is extremely easy. An on/off switch, controls for selecting the audio source and tracks, as well as a volume control are directly integrated into the headphones. There is also a control to individually adjust the volume balance between right and left. Setting up the wireless headphones for the first time is equally easy. Simply connect the transmitter to the audio or video device using the chosen connector, put on the headphones and switch on. The headphones come with rechargeable batteries that guarantee up to eight hours of listening enjoyment and which can be conveniently recharged while still in the headphones. As an added feature, the transmitter can also be used to supply a second optional set of headphones – for shared listening pleasure. The RS 220 will be available in late January and carries a street price of $599.95.

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Soundcast Systems USA Announces New President

CES, Las Vegas, NV (January 08, 2012) – Soundcast Systems, developer of high-performance wireless audio systems and products since 2004, announces Mike Weaver as the company’s new President effective February 1, 2012.

During the past eight years Weaver has served as President and co-founder of Qsonix, a CE manufacturer of high-performance luxury music management and storage systems. Having resigned the leadership position at Qsonix, Weaver is relocating to the San Diego, California area where Soundcast Systems is based.

This appointment follows the hiring of the well-regarded CE consulting firm, The OAC Group in 2010. Over its history, OAC has assisted the fast-tracking and success of over 100 companies in the CE, Custom Integration and music industry channels.

Oscar Ciornei, Senior Partner of The OAC Group said, ””We are excited to move forward to our next plateau of dominance in the wireless audio market under the leadership and guidance of Mike Weaver. His entrepreneurial-spirited, hands-on management approach will escalate Soundcast Systems commitment to be the ‘go to’ brand name for high tech, cutting-edge, robust wireless products which meet and exceed the customers’ demands.”

Weaver succeeds Mal Hollombe, who is stepping down after five years to pursue other interests and will be fondly remembered at Soundcast for his ability to lead with enthusiasm, his dedication, and his numerous contributions and successes. Hollombe will remain an expert resource throughout the transition and a friend of the company.

Weaver said, “I am honored and delighted to be chosen as the new President of Soundcast Systems. This wonderful and innovative company is positioned perfectly to be a very significant electronics player in the connected-world marketplace that is becoming more wireless than ever.”

Visit Soundcast Systems at International CES at the Las Vegas Hotel, formerly the Las Vegas Hilton in Suite 2310 and meet Mike Weaver and the Soundcast Systems team.

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ABOUT SOUNDCAST SYSTEMS
Located in Chula Vista, California, Soundcast is a market innovator and leader in wireless audio systems for consumer residential and commercial development applications. Soundcast uses the renowned high-tech frequency hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) bulletproof technology that continually searches for open channels and connects instantly to avoid interference from other products. Soundcast wireless products perfectly deliver a far-reaching broadcast range of pure, clean and crisp audio transmission through walls, doors, floors, ceilings and even outdoors. With Soundcast Systems, don’t let the music stop where the wires end.

For additional information about Soundcast and its innovative products, please visit www.soundcastsystems.com

Soundcast Contact: Mike Weaver • 1 (619) 671-0110 ext. 3034 • mweaver@soundcastsystems.com
Press Contact: Roberta Lewis & Assoc. Public Relations
Tel. 713/665-8758 • rlewis@robertalewis.com

HARMAN’s Studer Appoints Ingo Hahn as Product Manager

REGENSDORF, Switzerland — HARMAN’s Studer has appointed Ingo Hahn to the position of Product Manager. In his new position, Hahn will be responsible for the planning and development of new Studer products and enhancements to the existing Studer product line, while also providing support to Studer’s customer base.

Hahn joins Studer from DAVID Systems GmbH, where he worked for almost 10 years and most recently held the title of Product & Solution Manager, serving the company’s customers in the radio and television markets.

“I am proud and happy to join Studer in my role as Product Manager,” Hahn said. “Studer is renowned globally for its high-quality broadcast products used worldwide. I am looking forward to this new challenge and I am very happy to join this great team with its high level of broadcast expertise and knowledge.

“Ingo brings a wealth of experience from his time at DAVID Systems that will directly translate to his new position at Studer. We have many new products and technologies in development progress here currently and I am confident Ingo’s experience will benefit the Studer brand,” said Andrew Hills, Director Product Strategy, Studer, HARMAN Mixer Group. “He is going to be a great asset and addition to the expanding Studer team!”

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 12,500 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.0 billion for twelve months ending September 30, 2011.

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BenQ Launches its First Full-HD 3D Home Cinema Projector

New W7000 Features 2,000 ANSI Lumen Brightness, 50,000:1 Ultra-High Contrast Ratio, Frame Interpolation, and Native Rec. 709 Color Gamut

IRVINE, Calif. — Jan. 9, 2012 — BenQ America Corp. today introduced the company’s first full-HD 3D home cinema projector, the W7000. Providing consumers with the ultimate in 3D home entertainment, the W7000 is the first projector in the world to be accredited with Full HD 3D Certification by TÜV Rheinland, one of the most trusted certification institutes in Europe. more

Jack Morton Worldwide Uses Prelite to Previsualize Lighting Design for Dreamforce and VMworld Conferences

Dream Force

Dream Force

The Jack Morton Worldwide-produced general sessions at Dreamforce 2011 and VMworld 2011 reaped the benefits of using Prelite Studios, LLC to previsualize their extensive lighting design needs. In addition, Prelite helped make the transition to the lighting rigs for each conference’s gala concert – Metallica headlining Dreamforce and The Killers at VMworld – smooth and efficient.

Dreamforce 2011, the ninth annual conference held by salesforce.com, is now the world’s largest enterprise software conference. Salesforce.com is an enterprise cloud computing company whose cloud platform and apps, including its flagship CRM solution, helps employees collaborate easily and connect with customers like never before. Dreamforce registered 45,000 live attendees this year with another approximately 35,000 joining online.

Lighting designer Paul Efron utilized Prelite onsite at San Francisco’s Moscone Center during the load in; Prelite cofounder Tom Thompson acted as Prelite host and Efron’s assistant lighting designer.

“I use Prelite any time I can, especially when there’s a compressed load-in because there are so many advantages,” says Efron. “Prelite enables us to previsualize so much in advance – we save time we don’t have onsite, can adapt more easily to unforeseen changes and integrate better with the gala act.”

The big scope of Dreamforce and the short load-in period – less than three days for the entire show and approximately 850 lights – made Prelite an essential first step for Efron, he recalls. “We were lighting the entire South Hall of the Moscone Center, including all the architectural aspects. Prelite allowed us to rough in a lot ahead of time, previs the scenery and get the focuses in place.”

“It took quite a bit of programming to create a show of that magnitude,” says Prelite’s Tom Thompson. “The South Hall is often divided into three, but Paul lit the entire hall and its walls and arches, mostly with moving lights, plus the stage.”

Prelite came in especially handy when it was decided to move part of the stage more than 20 feet upstage after everyone arrived onsite. “The stage size and position changed dramatically,” Efron reports. “But Prelite gave us the flexibility to adapt onsite, which was huge. No matter how well you prepare, things still happen onsite and it’s better to see them in Prelite than when you’re up in the air.”

Efron deployed VARI*LITE VL3500 spots shuttered to the walls and scenery, VL3500 washes to zoom out wide and shoot far, and VL100 spots for the far side walls. Martin MAC 301s off the center rig were used for effects play-ons with LED PARs inside the truss. “The salesforce.com CEO likes to walk out in the house so we used followspots to catch him, and we washed the audience with broadcast support lighting, which we also preprogrammed,” he adds.

After the first day’s general session there were about six hours to ready the stage for the gala concert by Metallica. “Metallica had their own rig – similar to what they use for a stadium tour in Europe – from lighting designer John Broderick,” says Efron. “Because of the short turnaround Tom modeled their lighting in our system in advance: John gave us his files and Tom gave him back a file to work with. It would have been very difficult to do without Prelite.”

To save time, Metallica’s rig was hung as part of the Efron’s general session rig. “We got it to fit with ours and stay out of the sight lines of the main projection screen,” Efron notes. “It was great to be able to take a look in Prelite and make sure our sight lines were clear.”

Following the concert the lighting changed back for another general session the next day.

The general session programmers were Phil Shearer and Rob Smith; the Metallica programmers were Rob Koenig and Troy Eckerman.

VMworld, the convention for the latest virtualization technologies and strategies, which can help organizations realize their visions for a cloud computing approach to IT, was held at The Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Lighting designer Norm Schwab teamed with Prelite host Mike Robertson to program the general session onsite during the load-in for the event, which featured massive projection surfaces – a main screen about 100 feet wide flanked by 200-foot surfaces – plus a cyclorama almost 70 feet wide. Some 12,000 people attended three general sessions in the room with The Killers concert sandwiched in between.

“We worked closely with Jack Morton creative director Don Richards who did a lot of the media content for the screens,” says Schwab. “We lit the cyc to match the videos in color, texture or pattern using custom gobos to coordinate with the projections’ triangle and cloud motifs. There was little time to program anything live – we would have had no chance without Prelite.”

The most challenging aspect of the conference for Schwab was a SMPTE-synchronous event – a tour of the history of computing and virtualization without narration – that ran during the opening module. “It was a stunning widescreen, stylized computer animation – feature-film quality,” he recalls. “The lighting had to complement it and spread over 400 feet of the room. We covered the cyc in the middle with lighting effects and lit the audience with color, pattern, sweeps and other movements to enhance the media.”

To accomplish that, Schwab ran SMPTE time code through two grandMA lighting consoles, one of which programmed the stage effects and the other the house effects. “We could see the lighting and the media in Prelite, synchronize them and see what everything would look like before the show,” he explains. “We only had about eight hours with the actual rig before the event, so working with Prelite was a real benefit.”

Approximately 1.5 miles of trussing was installed for the general sessions. A complement of 500 moving lights, including Martin MAC 3s, 301s and 2000s and Clay Paky Alpha Beams, was supplied by Christie Lights.

“There were no major surprises onsite,” says Schwab. “Setting up for The Killers concert after the first day’s session was the most complex activity.” To transition to the festival-style event hundreds of trees were brought in along with tipis, food stations and alternate stages. The space was changed back for another general session the next day.

Seth Rappaport and Jason Mack were the programmers for the general sessions with Rick Voigt producer and Chuck Knuth technical director.

About Prelite

Prelite was founded in San Francisco February 2000 by Tom Thompson and Norm Schwab as a place for lighting designers and programmers to use technologies to previsualize lighting projects. Its success led to the launch of Prelite NY in June 2001 by Kim Grethen and Rodd McLaughlin. The bicoastal company provides studios where previsualization and creativity take center stage away from the distractions and interruptions of a chaotic work environment and where clients save time and money and minimize stress. Prelite also offers on-site previsualization services for those who prefer the convenience of working at the venue. For more information, visit www.prelite.com or contact Thomas Thompson at 415-883-7727.

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Listen Technologies Announces Change In EMEAI Distribution Structure

Listen Technologies Corporation announced today that all sales distribution will now be managed out of Listen Technologies headquarters in Bluffdale, Utah; a change to the current distribution structure for customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India.

In the second quarter of 2011 Listen Technologies expanded its Wireless Listening and ListenPoint® business units’ worldwide sales, marketing and product life cycle capabilities with the hiring of two new product group leaders. Tracy Bathurst assumed leadership for the ListenPoint Product Group and Craig Paller as the Product Group Leader for Wireless Listening.

Bathurst and Paller will work closely with Cory Schaeffer, VP of Worldwide Sales to execute the sales and marketing plans for ListenPoint and Wireless Listening worldwide. With this new leadership in place all distribution decisions will now come from Listen Technologies headquarters beginning on January 1, 2012.

“Listen Technologies has had a long favorable relationship with Jan Wintersberg and Christian Schiele who ran Listen GmbH over the past several years.” Cory Schaeffer, Listen VP of Sales Worldwide said. “We are pleased that their partnership in Prodytel in Stein Germany will allow them to concentrate on their core competencies of their distribution company. Their knowledge will be invaluable to assisting Listen Technologies during this transition. Also, Prodytel will be the German distributor for Listen products.”

All EMEAI inquiries regarding Listen Technologies solutions should be directed to +1.801.233.8992 or via email to info@listentech.com.

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Hitachi Introduces BZ-1 Interactive Projector for Corporate Environments

CHULA VISTA, California, January 9, 2012 — Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group today introduced the BZ-1 Interactive Projector, designed specifically for corporate environments. The BZ-1 Interactive Projector has all the functionality of an interactive whiteboard built into it, eliminating the need for additional hardware. The BZ-1 raises the standard for performance by combining interactive whiteboard functionality with Hitachi’s industry-leading projector technology.

The new BZ-1 is ideal for business applications, offering easy setup even in rooms where space is limited, with an ultra-short-throw lens that enables it to be mounted close to a wall or projection surface. This prevents obstructed images and shadows, with no light shining in the presenter’s eyes. The BZ-1 also comes with a stand to project the image onto a tabletop surface.

The BZ-1 Interactive Projector features a simple menu system that provides easy access to many functions. Business users will find a wealth of graphics tools, templates, colors and resources for creating compelling presentations, and PowerPoint, Word, PDF, JPEG and other formats can be imported directly into the BZ-1, which also offers a variety of video and audio inputs and high-quality optics for clear and sharp images. Users can write, draw, and manipulate and resize projected images by using Hitachi’s pen-sized Interactive Control. Users can also save, print and email projected images right from the interactive menu bar.

The BZ-1 offers 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness, WXGA resolution and a throw distance of 56 cm (1.8 feet) for an 80-inch (16:10) diagonal image. The BZ-1 also has an RJ-45 Ethernet jack for connection to a local area network (LAN), providing the ability to network, control and maintain the projector from a remote location. A built-in speaker and 10-watt amplifier eliminate the need to connect external speakers.

The BZ-1 contains a variety of convenience features. Its Input Source Naming feature, a Hitachi exclusive, lets the user customize the names of input sources if desired. In addition, Hitachi’s exclusive Perfect Fit image adjustment system enables easier installation, by allowing the user to adjust the four corners and sides of the image one by one to achieve optimum picture quality. The projector’s remote offers My Memory, My Screen and My Buttons options for fast access to frequently used functions and sources. The BZ-1 is designed for easy maintenance, with a hybrid air/fan filter that allows less frequent cleaning, and an easy access lamp compartment.

“We recognize that simple, intuitive operation is a key to success in the corporate market,” said John Glad, product manager, Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group. “The BZ-1 is not only easy to use, but it also extremely easy to set up and provides a variety of functions at an affordable price point.”

For more information on Hitachi visit www.hitachi-america.us/digitalmedia

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ABOUT HITACHI
Hitachi America, Ltd., headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and its subsidiary companies offer a broad range of electronics, power and industrial equipment and services, automotive products and consumer electronics with operations throughout the Americas. For more information, visit www.hitachi-america.us. For information on other Hitachi Group companies in the United States, please visit www.hitachi.us.

Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group markets LCD projectors, interactive panels and whiteboards and security and observation system products through value added resellers, system integrators, distributors and OEMs.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2010 (ended March 31, 2011) consolidated revenues totaled 9,315 billion yen ($112.2 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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