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Anton/Bauer Offers First-Of-Its-Kind Customer Support On-Site Maintenance Program

Furthers Commitment to Providing Top-Notch Customer Support

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 12, 2012—Anton/Bauer (NAB Booth C7032), part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems, is pleased to introduce its new Customer Support On-Site Maintenance Program at the 2012 NAB Show. While the company has been known for providing top-notch customer support, it now offers onsite inventory management services for customers.

“At Anton/Bauer, we pride ourselves on offering the industry’s best customer support team,” says Shin Minowa, vice president of marketing and business development, Anton/Bauer. “Now, we’ve expanded our role to help clients manage inventories and get the best performance from Anton/Bauer batteries, chargers and accessories conveniently at their own locations.”

As part of this new offering, Anton/Bauer will give customers the unique option of having a customer support representative visit production facilities to help manage inventories, while maximizing valuable production time. The Customer Support On-Site Maintenance Program offers the following on-site maintenance options at a nominal fee:

• Update charger software
• Conduct battery testing
• Remove old batteries for recycling
• Complete minor repairs
• Replace banana and communication pins
• Provide tools, spares and instructions for replacing a broken pin
• Clean units
• Review status of all Anton/Bauer accessories
• Have PCBs on-hand to complete major repairs

For more information on these new offerings, contact Customer Support at (800) 541-1667 or support@antonbauer.com.

About Anton/Bauer
Anton/Bauer is recognized as the world’s innovator and a premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other key mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries. Based in the United States in Shelton, CT with offices in Europe and Asia, Anton/Bauer was established in 1970 and has expanded its product offerings to include many signature lines such as its leading Gold Mount system, InterActive chargers and Logic Series batteries such as the HyTRON 50, 100 and 140, and DIONIC 90, 160, HC and HCX. Their products are compatible with every camera brand on the market today. Other Anton/Bauer high performance products include the Ultralight 2, ElipZ, CINE VCLX and the Tandem 150 Modular Charging System. Their superior-quality products have become an industry standard. For more information on Anton/Bauer, visit www.antonbauer.com.

About Vitec Videocom
Vitec Videocom brings together some of the most respected, most innovative and most sought-after brands in the industry: Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, OConnor, Petrol Bags, Sachtler, Vinten and Vinten Radamec. It acts as an endorsing brand for these market-leading broadcast, film and pro video products, encouraging multi-brand system sales and simplifying the way that customers worldwide do business.

Vitec Videocom is an operating division within the Vitec Group, an international business serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military aerospace and government markets. Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers rely on worldwide.

Vitec Videocom – innovative products around the camera.

Cerwin-Vega! Announces New Line of Mixers

Three New Models of Professional Audio Mixers for Live Performance and Recording

Cerwin-Vega! is introducing a line of professional audio mixers that are designed for live performance and recording applications. Available in 10, 12 or 16 channel versions, the new mixer range offers extensive features such as digital sound effects processing and USB input/output for laptop computer playback and recording. Built using premium-grade components that deliver precision audio performance, the mixers feature a commercial-grade metal housing for reliability and longevity. The mixers’ clear markings and color-coordinated knobs also allow for intuitive operation, including fast adjustment and easy operation in low-light situations.

With professional studio quality microphone inputs, dedicated gain controls and switchable phantom power, the new CV Mixers accommodate virtually any microphone. The INSERT, AUX and EFX sends allow connection to external dynamics, equalization and effects units giving a high level of customization. The peak LED indicator allows a user to check on the signal input of each channel. The mixers also feature TAPE IN and REC OUT RCA jacks, which enable users to directly connect to a CD/MP3 player or an audio recorder.

All three models of the CV Mixers feature four stereo line inputs and a MAIN L/R quarter-inch balanced TRS jack output. The 10-channel version also includes two mono line inputs and four XLR microphone inputs; the 12-channel model has four mono line inputs and six XLR inputs and the 16-channel mixer features eight mono line and 10 XLR microphone inputs. The 12- and 16-channel mixers also include a balanced XLR output and balanced sub group with alternate quarter-inch TRS output.

For additional information on all Cerwin-Vega! products, please visit us online at www.cerwin-vega.com.

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T3 Innovation Launches New Tel-Scope™ Telecomm Test Set

Using Independent Technologies’ Patented ‘Data Defender’ System, the TLA300 Tel-Scope Offers a Complete Menu for Measuring Data, Actively Monitoring and Detection of High Line Voltages

Camarillo, Calif., April 12, 2012 — T3 Innovation (t3innovation.com), a leading provider of advanced handheld test equipment for the cable/telecommunications, datacom/networking, electrical design and maintenance, and residential/CEDIA custom install markets, has announced the launch of the new TLA300 Tel-Scope™ Telecomm Test Set. Scheduled to ship in May with an MSRP of $269.95, the Tel-Scope delivers more line condition and status information than any other telephone line tester in the world.

“The Tel-Scope includes the most sophisticated data in-line discovery and protection available today,” explained Ron Vogel, T3 Innovation CEO. “Using Independent Technologies’ patented ‘Data Defender’ system, the Tel-Scope offers a complete menu for measuring data, actively monitoring and detection of high line voltages. The Data Defender feature also includes Digi-Secure features that protect digital lines from disruption by outside test equipment.

The new TLA300 Tel-Scope Telecommunications test set comes with a slate of features not found on any other ‘butt’ set in the world. The large backlit display shows information clearly, and with a glow in the dark keypad the unit can be used in low light environments. And, it is 100 percent weather and rainproof for outside use anytime.

Additional Tel-Scope features and specifications include:
• Bed-of-nails cord set
• Large backlit LCD
• Glow in the dark keypad
• On-hook voltage and current measurements
• Off-hook current readings and polarity
• Caller ID/Call Waiting Caller ID and error detection
• Last number dialed
• Last number called or received list
• Amplified line monitoring for volume level comparable to “off hook” operations
• Soft key menu system
• Data Defender™ keeps digital lines safe
• Detects and identifies DSL and T1 lines
• Eight number stored memory
• DTMF decode
• Drop tested to 20 feet
• Multiple language (English, Spanish and French) options / display set up choices

“The Tel-Scope is tough as well as talented,” added Vogel. “It is the first 21st Century telephone test set, and sets a new standard for telephone line analysis.”

See the new Tel-Scope on T3 Innovation’s web site at www.t3innovation.com

For more information, please visit www.t3innovation.com or call (805) 233-3390.

About T3 Innovation
T3 Innovation is dedicated to bringing the latest and most effective technology to the world of handheld test equipment. Innovation is in our name and represents what we look for in each and every product we launch.

A strong engineering team with decades of experience in software and hardware integration with access to some of the most advanced new testing technology on earth is creating concepts, designs and production of new handheld testing devices that are being made right here in the U.S. T3 Innovation is committed to high quality U.S. manufacturing that will help us address market needs around the world.

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Indra Chooses Christie Matrix StIM Systems for British Ministry of Defence’s Helicopter Simulators

Christie®, a leader in simulation projection display and visualization solutions, announced that Indra, the premier IT company in Spain and a leading IT multinational in Europe, has acquired a significant number of the award-winning Christie Matrix StIM™ simulation projection systems to develop three simulators to be used by the British Army and Royal Navy to train their pilots in the use of the new AW159 Lynx Wildcat helicopter. The operation was carried out through Ingevideo, a Christie partner in Spain that specializes in simulation. Indra will design and develop the simulators in conjunction with AgustaWestland Limited, one of the world’s main helicopter suppliers.

The operation is part of the contract allocated to AgustaWestland by the British Ministry of Defence to design and develop an integrated training solution which includes the construction and equipping of a new modern training center for the AW159 Lynx Wildcat helicopter.

Christie Matrix StIM, an advanced DLP® projection system based on LED technology, will be used in two simulators with Full Mission Simulator (FMS) movement and one fixed-based Flight Training Device (FTD) flight simulator. LED systems offer enhanced reliability, supportability and maintainability over current technology.

“Christie projectors meet the high standards of performance required by these simulators,” explains Juan Andrés García, Indra’s director of Helicopter Simulators. “After extensive prior tests, we chose these projectors because of their features associated with infrared simulation.”

The simulators enable the planning of training missions and can be configured to adapt to the specific needs of army and navy pilots. These systems have a 6-degree freedom of movement and reproduce vibrations to ensure that pilots experience the same feelings of acceleration as they would on an actual flight.. They also comply with the Joint Aviation Requirements (JAR-FSTD-H) standards, level D.

The systems developed by Indra will be installed in the new training center AgustaWestland is building at Royal Navy Airstation Yeovilton in southwest England that will be the home to the British Army and Royal Navy AW159 Lynx Wildcat squadrons. The training center’s simulators will be commissioned in 2013 for Army aircrew training and one year later for Royal Navy aircrew training.

The AW159 is the latest twin-engine multi-role, maritime and utility aircraft developed as a replacement for the extremely successful AgustaWestland Lynx family of helicopters. Designated the Lynx Wildcat by the UK MOD, the AW159 is the multi-role helicopter chosen by the UK to meet maritime attack, surveillance and land reconnaissance requirements.

This helicopter has a complete integrated flight software package which includes electro-optical imaging and electronic surveillance measures, as well as a self-defence suite, among others. All these systems are simulated and integrated in the simulators with the goal of providing the most realistic possible training.

The process that led Indra to opt for Christie simulation technology was very competitive and demanding, and lasted over one year, a period during which Ingevideo and the Christie Spanish office made various demonstrations for the client, as well as proportioning advice and consultancy services in the design phase and presale technical support.

“This is a very important project, not just in terms of the number of units sold, but also because Indra is the most technologically advanced company in Spain and one of the world’s leading IT multinationals, working to extremely high standards of performance,” says Marcos Fernández, Christie Country Manager for Spain and Portugal. “These simulators provide first class training for AW159 Lynx Wildcat helicopter crews, ensuring unique realism for the differing conditions pilots can expect.”

Miguel Ángel Piqueras, director of Ingevideo, declares: “We are delighted to be taking part in this project, involving such major companies and organizations as Indra, AgustaWestland Limited, Christie and UK MoD. The sheer magnitude of the operation is incredible, probably one of the most important ever undertaken in Spain in the field of infrared military simulation.”

The Christie Matrix StIM —a 1-chip WUXGA DLP® 600 lumen LED projector— is the first LED simulation projection system to provide independent control over both the visible and infrared spectrum, thanks to its night vision stimulation capabilities. “It is also the first solid state, LED based illumination system that guarantees extraordinary image quality, exceptionally long life, low power consumption and low cost of ownership,” concludes Marcos Fernández.

The Christie Matrix StIM features Christie ArrayLOC™, an innovative technology that automatically adjusts and balances the brightness, colour space and black levels of all the projectors in the display in real-time with no additional latency. The technology creates an exceptionally stable platform that provides the ultimate in scalability, with the LED light source and solid-state technology delivering more than 50,000 hours mean-time-between-failure (MTBF) for years of continuous, virtually maintenance-free operation.

132nd AES Convention Offers Rare Technical Tours

BUDAPEST: Rare technical tours of iconic examples of Budapest’s heritage of audio performance and production achievements will highlight the 132nd AES Convention. Scheduled for April 26-29 at the Novotel Budapest Congress & World Trade Center, the event will feature a profusion of Papers, Workshops, Tutorials, and Special Events designed to provide attendees with invaluable educational and networking opportunities. Among the Technical tours are:

Hungarian Parliament: Seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, and one of Europe’s oldest legislative buildings, is set on the bank of the Danube. This Hungarian landmark is an unforgettable destination. In addition to a private viewing of this exquisite ‘Temple of the Nation,’ the tour will also focus on the building’s sound and voting system, and in-house HD TV complex. Preliminary registration is required (limit 10 persons).

Palace of Arts, Béla Bartók Concert Hall: Designed by architect Gábor Zoboki, Hungary’s National Concert Hall invokes the feel of a Gothic cathedral. Located at the heart of the new Palace of Arts, its acoustic qualities were assured by Russell Johnson, a legendary acoustician with over fifty years of field research and participation in the construction of several major opera houses and concert halls. The Hall is particularly noteworthy for a rare isolation technique, which inhibits vibration and noise leakage. It is also distinguished by its unique variable acoustic reverberation chambers. This Technical Tour will be introduced by the architect. Limit: 25 persons

Palace of Arts, Béla Bartók Concert Hall – Studios: In addition to its primary role as a performance venue, The National Concert Hall serves as an extraordinary live room for the buildings in-house recording studio. This tour will cover the audio, video production/ post-production suites, mastering studio, spacious in-house live room, and duplex communications link between the recording and broadcast studios. The studio was designed to facilitate the production of TV and video recordings, as well as high quality dubbing and voiceover work. Both live halls are linked to the studio via a sophisticated Studer system. Programs mixed on-site can be transmitted to radio and TV stations via a mobile broadcast truck or over dedicated ISDN lines. Limit: 20 persons

Times, locations and details of these and other AES Convention Technical Tours are posted on the Preliminary Calendar of Events: http://www.aes.org/events/132/calendar/calendar.cfm

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Photo 1. Hungarian Parliament
Photo 2. Palace of Arts, Béla Bartók Concert Hall

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BEXEL PARTNERS WITH VIDYOCAST TO PROVIDE NEW A3 FIREFLY HD VIDEO OVER INTERNET SERVICE

Bexel to Highlight Turnkey Solutions for Political, Sports and News Content Contributors at the 2012 NAB Show

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 12, 2012—Bexel (2012 NAB Show Booth C6833), a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division, and the most respected and sought-after provider of broadcast services and solutions, is pleased to announce its new partnership with VidyoCast, the broadcast division of Vidyo®, Inc., to provide HD video over Internet. By teaming up with VidyoCast, Bexel will offer innovative, cost-effective service solutions for clients looking to incorporate remote content/commentary contribution into newscasts and live productions, including A3 Firefly, a light weight, small but powerful solution for Internet broadcasting, part of Bexel’s A3 (anyone, anytime, anywhere) line of flypack systems. more

High Resolution Systems Announces New Features for UDC Software; Powerful New Options Make Debut at

High Resolution Systems, which will be attending NAB 2012 in booth SL6028, has introduced a number of new features for its popular UDC (Universal Device Controller) software. The new variables, logic and slider features, which work with existing macros, are designed to provide very powerful options for configuring control systems with UDC software.

“High-end, advanced features that you’d normally find when custom coding an app are now part of UDC’s user interface, and they are very easy to use,” says High Resolution’s Drew Taylor.

Macros, which permit single-command execution for frequently-used sequences, have been available via UDC software button clicks or via the system’s scheduling engine. Now they are also available from fully-customizable sliders.

“We have had requests for sliders,” Taylor reports. “We built them into a recent project to support a custom design for the user interface then decided to roll them out for the bigger audience.”

A slider executes commands to a pre-set value range and is typically used for volume and lighting control. Sliders work within UDC software, on all major web browsers through UDC’s web-server feature, on the new Windows 8 client controller app, and on the soon-to-be-released Apple iPad app.

Variables and logic work together when UDC software users need to execute complex strings of commands. Buttons set the variable, which is typically a value of the pre-set. Another button will send the command to recall the pre-set using the current value of the variable. Logic enables the user to compare variables and extend them further, sending commands to apply variables simultaneously across the board in advanced executions.

“These new features all have one goal: to build more powerful choices in the user interface,” says Taylor. “They allow users to have more options to follow specific sequences or make multiple selections and do different things based on their results. With the addition of variables, logic and sliders UDC software now offers options to build everything from basic to the most complex user interface based control systems.”

About High Resolution Systems
High Resolution Systems, a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers is a company with a strong systems engineering and applications background. Its founders have decades of experience in the audio visual rental and staging industry, broadcast applications, A/V installations and system design. This combined experience allows them to provide the highest possible quality solutions to its customers in the most efficient manner. For more information, visit www.hrscontrol.com.

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COUNTRYMAN ASSOCIATES INTRODUCES H6 HEADSET MICROPHONE

**** Photo: Countryman H6 Headset Microphone ****

Menlo Park, CA – April 2012… Countryman Associates, Inc., the leading innovator of high-quality, miniature microphones, is pleased to introduce the H6 Headset Microphone. Delivering exceptional audio quality, superior moisture resistance, and a secure, comfortable fit, this ultra-low profile microphone makes an outstanding choice for a variety of applications, including theater, broadcast, live music performance, and more. more

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