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AuviTran Introduces Audinate’s Dante Protocol in Its Audio Toolbox

Meylan, France and Portland, OR March 20, 2012- AuviTran, the Audio networking specialist, and Audinate, the inventors of the award winning Dante™ media networking solution, announces today it is adding Dante technology to its Audio Toolbox product range. Audinate was chosen to accelerate AuviTran’s development towards new networking technologies.

“The integration of Dante technology into our product portfolio will allow AuviTran to address market’s demands for new network interoperability. Dante offers our customers a smart path to AVB. AuviTran is continuously and consistently expanding its product offer in terms of powerful and versatile networking solutions” says Yves Ansade, AuviTran’ s Managing Director.

Audinate is leading the way networks are connected by transporting high-quality media over standard IT networks. Its Dante products deliver a no-hassle, self-configuring, true plug-and-play digital audio network that uses standard Internet Protocols. Dante offers a market leading solution today, while de-risking the future by providing a migration path to upgrade to new standards such as the IEEE Audio Video Bridging (“AVB”).

“We are glad to contribute to the convergence of audio networking technologies and share our expertise with AuviTran” states Lee Ellison, Audinate’s CEO. “Auvitran is one of the more experienced implementers of audio networking technologies, so this agreement is a strong recognition of the market momentum of Dante”.

Thanks to the new AuviTran product range, audio professionals can now use a playful Audio ToolBox to connect various types of interfaces (Analog Line, Microphone, AES-EBU, MADI, ADAT™…) or bridge different audio network technologies. “This is an exciting opportunity for our customers to build their own tailor made products, regardless of the technologies they want to use or the product they want to plug in. We will supply the tools and they will use their talents” adds product development manager Jeremie Weber.

AuviTran’s AxC-DANTE interface card will be presented during PL+S 2012. Hall 8 Booth B19
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About AuviTran
Since 2003 AuviTran has provided audio professionals with innovative networking solutions, using EtherSound technology. With almost 30000 audio network devices supplied worldwide and a unique audio network cross brand control software, AuviTran benefits of a wide knowledge and presence on the Audio Pro market.

About Audinate
Audinate revolutionizes the way that AV systems are connected by transporting high-quality media over standard IT networks. Using Audinate’s patented Dante networking solution, digital media networking just got easy. Audinate’s solution has been licensed by customers across the AV industry and can be found in installations and live sound applications globally. Audinate is a Promoter Member of the AVnu Alliance™. Audinate offices are located in US, United Kingdom and Australia. Dante is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd. Visit www.audinate.comfor the latest news and information on the company.
Audinate is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.

Waves Audio V9 (Version 9) Plugins Now Available

KNOXVILLE, TN, March 19, 2012 — Waves Audio, the industry-leading developer of professional audio digital signal processing technologies, announces the availability of V9, the new version of Waves plugins. Featuring 64-bit support, faster scanning, faster loading, and faster processing, Waves Version 9 opens up new dimensions of high performance plugin power.

One of Version 9’s most highly anticipated features is 64-bit operating system support. Now Waves users can unleash the power of massive amounts of RAM memory in the DAW hosts of their choice. V9 also marks the introduction of Waves’ new easy-to-use authorization system, Waves License Center, which eliminates use of the iLok, ushering in an era of simplicity, flexibility, mobility and security. Waves License Center offers users authorization activation straight to their computer or any USB flash drive; easy license management; license mobility via USB flash drive or users’ License Cloud; and one-click license recovery in the case of lost or damaged devices.

With new V9 plugins added to Waves’ Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Horizon bundles, there’s never been a better time for users to renew their Waves Update Plan coverage. New plugins in Horizon: Kramer Master Tape; PIE Compressor; HLS Channel; Bass Rider; CLA Guitars; Maserati Drums; OneKnob Filter; and OneKnob Driver. New plugins in Diamond: GTR3 Software; OneKnob Filter; and OneKnob Driver. New plugins in Platinum: GTR3 Software and OneKnob Driver. New plugin in Gold: GTR3 Software.

Waves V9 is now available. Visit www.waves.com for more information.

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Cobalt Digital Goes Retro At NAB 2012 With A Modular Signal Conversion Line

Urbana, IL – Cobalt Digital (www.CobaltDigital.com), manufacturer of award-winning 3G/HD/SD-SDI conversion gear for broadcast environments, is returning to its roots with the addition of a modular signal conversion line. The series – named Blue Box Group – will debut at NAB 2012 on Cobalt’s booth N 1929 in the North Hall.

Blue Box Group
Cobalt Digital returns to its origins of throw-down modular bricks with the introduction of the Blue Box Group to answer the demand for first class quality, price competitive, signal conversion equipment.

Initial product offerings include HDMI to SDI and SDI to HDMI converters, and Analog to Digital, Digital to Analog converter boxes with audio embedding and de-embedding.

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ABOUT COBALT DIGITAL INC.
Cobalt Digital Inc. designs and manufactures award-winning 3G/HD/SD conversion gear for the broadcast television environment. Distributed through a worldwide network of dealers, system integrators, and other partnerships, Cobalt products are backed with a 5-year warranty. For more information, visit http://www.cobaltdigital.com.

Company Contact: Chris Shaw, VP of Sales and Marketing
+1-217-344-1243 / chris.shaw@cobaltdigital.com

Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications / Harriet Diener
+1-845-512-8283 / harriet@desertmooncomm.com

Extron Expands into New Facility in Raleigh, North Carolina

Extron Electronics has moved its East Coast operations into a new, four-story, 146,000 square foot building on a seven-acre campus in Raleigh, North Carolina. The new building includes an 8,000 square foot training and product demonstration facility, and expanded areas for sales and manufacturing, as well as research and development. This new, larger East Coast facility will allow Extron to better serve its customers with more convenient training and certification programs, and a larger sales staff that is ready to assist with product or application questions, technical support, or system design advice. more

BTX Achieves InfoComm International(R) Sapphire CAVSP(R) Level Designation

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. — March 19, 2012 — BTX Technologies, a value-added distributor and manufacturer of interface, integration, and system products, announced today that the company has qualified as an InfoComm International(R) Sapphire Certified Audiovisual Solutions Provider(R) (CAVSP(R)) for the sixth year in a row. This designation recognizes that a percentage of the company’s sales, customer service, and technical staff have achieved and maintained individual InfoComm Certification. The achievement of InfoComm Certification by individual members of BTX’s sales and support staff demonstrates their initiative and commitment to providing unmatched support, which greatly contributes to the company’s “Beyond Distribution” services. more

Cobalt Digital Plans To Keep Customers CALM & In Control at NAB 2012

Urbana, IL – Cobalt Digital (www.CobaltDigital.com), manufacturer of award-winning 3G/HD/SD-SDI conversion gear for broadcast environments, has announced plans to show new technologies at NAB 2012 that add value-laden options to the Company’s loudness processing and metering offerings. Chris Shaw, Cobalt’s senior VP of sales and marketing, released details of LMNTS™ – a multi-channel loudness processing over IP solution, SPOTCHECK™ – a monitoring and logging tool, and logging and graphing upgrades to Cobalt’s loudness metering system. The innovations will be demonstrated on Cobalt’s booth N 1929 in the North Hall.

LMNTS (Multi-channel loudness processing over IP)
Ideal for MVPDs and MSOs where a large number of diverse programming sources must be simultaneously controlled, LMNTS performs automatic loudness processing across many transport streams.

LMNTS can operate with diverse audio codecs, extracting the packets from program streams, performing industry leading AEROMAX loudness management in the PCM domain, then re-encoding and re-packeting the audio with its stream. Physically, all data connection to LMNTS is via GigE IP interfaces over an industry-standard IT hardware platform, with no intermediary breakouts.

LMNTS works with single and multi program streams, and supports all video codecs. AV synchronization is perfectly maintained, as audio data is rewritten in place. Packet timing, PES alignment, PID structure, and stream metadata are all preserved.

SPOTCHECK
SPOTCHECK monitors an IP or ASI MPEG stream at the transit encode point to measure and log ALL material emanating from facilities in larger operations using multi-program MPEG streams.
Operating at emission MPEG level and leveraging automation as-run data, SPOTCHECK maintains a complete log of all program segments. Compliance records can be graphically queried or queried by using as-run search entries, ranging over several minutes to several months.

Logging and Graphing Upgrades to Loudness Metering System
The easy to use, yet comprehensive option ensures thorough audio level and LKFS assessment. Cobalt’s loudness meter software integrates with the Company’s Fusion3G range and most 9000-series COMPASS cards, and works with the award-winning OGCP-9000 Remote Control Panel and WINOGCP Desktop Virtual Control Panel to provide a flexible, complete solution for ingest or on-air loudness measurement, assessment and records. Cards forward audio measurement data to the control panel over the plant’s Ethernet network.

Nearly New
9257 1×9 MADI Audio Distribution Amplifier
Card-based solution for AES10 MADI signal distribution. Card supports sampling frequencies up to 96 kHz, with a 64-channel payload supported at industry standard 48 kHz sampling rate (other sampling rates specified as valid per AES10-2003 also supported at various payload capacities). openGear® open-architecture platform offers scalable incorporation and easy-to-use DashBoard™ setup.

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ABOUT COBALT DIGITAL INC
Cobalt Digital Inc. designs and manufactures award-winning 3G/HD/SD conversion gear for the broadcast television environment. Distributed through a worldwide network of dealers, system integrators, and other partnerships, Cobalt products are backed with a 5-year warranty. For more information, visit www.cobaltdigital.com.

Company Contact: Chris Shaw, VP of Sales and Marketing
+1-217-344-1243 / chris.shaw@cobaltdigital.com

Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications / Harriet Diener
+1-845-512-8283 / harriet@desertmooncomm.com

X2O Media’s Xpresenter(TM) Powers DSE 2012 Gold Content Award Winner

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ Velocity News Network Receives Highest Honor in ‘Business, Industry & Government’ Category

MONTREAL — March 19, 2012 — X2O Media, a full-service provider of software, network management, and content services for real-time visual communication applications, today announced that a digital signage deployment powered by the company’s Xpresenter(TM) platform has been honored with a 2012 Digital Signage Expo (DSE) Gold Content Award. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ Velocity News Network (VNN) received the award in the “Business, Industry & Government” category. VNN is the third deployment powered by Xpresenter to receive a DSE Content Award in the last two years. more

Sharp® Chooses Stampede Spring 2012 Big Book of AV Tour to Introduce Dealers to Its New AQUOS® Board Interactive Display Systems

AMHERST, NEW YORK, March 19, 2012 — Underscoring its position as the industry leading ProAV distributor that best knows how to present new technology solutions in real-world usage application environments, Stampede today announced that its Spring 2012 Big Book of AV Tour (BBOAV) will give ProAV dealers their first in-depth look at Sharp’s new line of AQUOS® BOARD™ Interactive Display Systems.

According to Stampede President Kevin Kelly, “We are honored to join forces with Sharp to present this remarkable new, game-changing product line to North American ProAV dealers attending our Spring 2012 Big Book of AV Tour. This year’s tour will place added emphasis on the education channel and the AQUOS BOARD Interactive Display Systems represent the next great advance in in-class learning and collaboration.
With a simple user interface and the ability to save, share and print documents including the user-input markup, educators and students can discuss information in a whole new way.”

Sharp® Chooses Stampede Spring 2012 Big Book Of AV Tour To Introduce Dealers To Its New AQUOS® Board Interactive Display Systems

What’s more, Kelly emphasized, Stampede is creating a series of customized training sessions that cover every capability of the new AQUOS BOARD displays. “Training is a hallmark of all our BBOAV tours but this year we are putting an added emphasis on training to ensure that our dealers master this remarkable new product line.”

The new line of AQUOS BOARD displays is the first commercial grade line of interactive displays to ever carry Sharp’s AQUOS name, a name that stands for the absolute highest quality in the minds of consumers. With 60”, 70” and 80” models now available, Sharp AQUOS BOARD Interactive Display Systems can provide every educator with a highly engaging learning tool that is easy to operate and allows them to explore new teaching methods.

Further facilitating global collaboration, the AQUOS BOARD offers users seamless integration with presentation and video conferencing technologies, including WebEx™, GoToMeeting™ and Skype™. Additionally, the system will be fully compatible with a full array of familiar Microsoft® products (Microsoft Office Suite®, Microsoft Windows 7® and Microsoft touch Pack for Windows 7®).

In addition to the PN-L802B stand-alone display, which comes with a three-year onsite parts and labor limited warranty, customers also have the option of purchasing a bundled solution. The bundle – PN-L802B-PKG –includes the AQUOS BOARD 80-inch class, full-array, LED backlit, interactive touch-panel display, the PN-TPC2W7 Compact Whiteboard PC and rolling cart floor stand. The whiteboard PC connects easily to the rear of the display; utilizes an Intel® Pentium™ dual-core 2.5 GHz processor and comes pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows 7, Sharp Pen Software™ and touch-screen drivers, and is sold with a HDMI® connecting cable for easy system set-up.

The AQUOS BOARD 80-inch class LED touch-panel, with full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, is equipped with Sharp’s UV2A photo alignment and Full Array LED backlight technologies to create an energy-efficient screen that is easy to read in most environments, regardless of ambient light.

Users can make meetings more interactive by drawing and taking notes directly on-screen, and saving new versions to their PC or printing them to a connected Sharp Multifunction Product (MFP). The intuitive software also lets users select pen colors and eraser functions easily, with a click of the touch pen button. Furthermore, existing images can be easily scanned and displayed by connecting to a networked Sharp MFP via the pen software.

With the intuitive Sharp Pen Software application, using the tip of a finger or touch pen, users can open and close documents, enlarge or shrink images, and even create hard-copy printouts of the final annotated images with a compatible printer. Because the Sharp Pen Software is compatible with Windows® 7, it can easily import Microsoft Office® documents, including PowerPoint® presentations.

Sharp is an industry leader with an extensive lineup of innovative LED-LCD digital signage products in screen classes up to 80” diagonal, backed by its proven reputation for high performance, brilliant picture quality and 24/7 reliability. Categories include AQUOS BOARD™ Interactive Display Systems, ultra-slim bezel video wall monitors and standalone digital signage displays.

For more information about the Big Book of AV Tour, visit www.bigbookofavtour.com.

About Stampede
Known for its value-added distribution, Amherst, New York-based Stampede is the leading distributor of presentation equipment including LCD/DLP projectors and flat panel displays. Stampede provides a complete range of brand name presentation equipment to a variety of audio/video, computer, and home theater resellers and integrators in the United States, Canada and Latin America. These resellers rely on Stampede for value-added services in distribution, marketing and solution- based sales. Stampede annually produces the “Big Book of AV,” an 816-page catalog and companion website (www.BigBookofAV.com) providing hundreds of sales, installation and spec tips for Stampede’s dealers in addition to product details on more than 5,000 SKUs. For more information on Stampede, log onto www.stampedeglobal.com.

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DANLEY SOUND LABS TO EXHIBIT AT PRO LIGHT AND SOUND

1308756190598.jpgFRANKFURT, GERMANY – MARCH 2012: For the first time, Danley Sound Labs will exhibit in Europe and they have selected Pro Light and Sound to be the show where they make their debut. They will be located in Booth #8.0 P93, together with their regional distributor, Carsten Eichstadt at Frankfurt’s Exhibition Centre. Sales manager Paul Giansante, general manager Scott Barker, and consultant (and more

Clear-Com Welcomes QinMedia as Its New Distributor for the Spanish Broadcast Market

MADRID, 19 MARCH 2012 ─ Clear-Com, a global leader in critical voice communication systems, has recently appointed QinMedia as its new broadcast industry distributor in Spain. Furthering Clear-Com’s efforts to provide its product offerings globally, QinMedia will supply Clear-Com’s full portfolio of professional intercom products for the broadcast market, including Eclipse digital matrix systems, Concert IP-based intercoms and FreeSpeak wireless systems.

The QinMedia team comprises a group of talented people with both technical and commercial experience regarding Clear-Com products. Because of its familiarity with Clear-Com and its industry expertise, the new alignment between the companies was a natural fit as well as a solid opportunity for the Clear-Com brand to expand. To ensure greater product availability, QinMedia will carry a local stock of Clear-Com products, which will also enable a faster turnaround as well as lower costs for the broadcast customers in Spain. QinMedia will also provide thoroughly trained technical staff to assist in after-sales support and provide customer service.

“QinMedia is a fairly new company, but the professional team has been supporting Clear-Com for many years, with my personal relationship with the company beginning in 1993,” says Jose María Alvarez González, General Manager for QinMedia. “Today, we’re excited to join Clear-Com in providing the wireless, Intercom-over-IP and wired intercom solutions that can integrate with the Eclipse platform. These are remarkable capabilities, which we choose to highlight when promoting Clear-Com in the marketplace. Clear-Com Concert is already widely adopted in the Spanish market, as IP communications is seen as the intercom solution of the future.”

A distributor for such professional broadcast brands as Harris and Envivio, QinMedia will offer Clear-Com intercom solutions in conjunction with other technologies to create a complete solution for customers looking for high-quality systems. QinMedia was founded by a team of experienced audio professionals who have worked together in the Broadcast Market for more than 20 years. The team has been selling Clear-Com for most of their careers to all major Spanish broadcast customers, including TVE, Televisió de Catalunya, Sogecable, Mediaset and Canal Sur. QinMedia is dedicated to providing high-class hardware and software solutions and services to broadcast users that require high value systems for demanding daily use.

“We’re pleased to share in the growth of QinMedia’s new business ventures,” says Richard Palmer, Regional Sales Manager at, Clear-Com. “The company is made up of many established industry professionals and their extensive experience in supporting the Spanish market offers an unparalleled opportunity for Clear-Com to gain exposure in the country’s broadcast market. This will enable us to introduce Clear-Com to an even greater pool of industry professionals.”

About Clear-Com
Clear-Com, an HME company, is a global provider in professional voice communications systems since 1968. We develop and market proven intercom technologies such as Analog & Digital Partyline, Digital Matrix, Wireless and Intercom-over-IP systems for critical communication applications in broadcast, performance venues, military, government and enterprise markets. Recognized for our legacy of intercom innovations, production teams around the world have come to depend on Clear-Com for clear, reliable and scalable communications solutions. For more information, please visit www.clearcom.com.

About HM Electronics, Inc. (HME)
A privately held company founded in 1971, HME has continued to be a leading provider of innovative technology focused on enhancing productivity and customer service for multiple markets including pro audio, sports, and restaurants. HME developed the first wireless intercom system for pro audio and continues to introduce exciting, cutting-edge wireless intercoms that enhance communications, increase productivity and facilitate creativity for virtually any application. For more information, please visit www.hme.com.

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