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Visual Unity’s vuMedia™ Platform Delivers A Win-Win For Multiscreen Broadcast

At IBC 2012 (Hall 3 Stand B60) Visual Unity, international broadcast and multiscreen systems integrator, will showcase its award-winning vuMedia™ multiscreen platform, which has enabled viewers across the world to enjoy this summer’s sporting extravaganza on any screen.

New enhancements to the vuMedia™ framework will be on show, including an entry level, easy to use version of the online video platform, enhanced mobile features and support for 4K streaming.

Introduced at last year’s IBC and subsequently nominated for a number of awards, vuMedia™ is an integrated content management and delivery platform that allows broadcasters and content owners to control how their brand and assets are managed, delivered and monetized in the multiscreen environment. Highly scalable and flexible, vuMediaTM delivers a cutting-edge live viewing experience on the web or any mobile or connected device, comprehensive Video on Demand services, social network integration and secure robust content distribution – all of which can be deployed into existing workflows and business processes.

With vuMedia™ powering their multiscreen offering, broadcasters are maximizing their viewing figures by reaching new audiences across the full range of connected devices and increasing advertising bandwidth by 15-20%.

Tomas Petru, CEO of Visual Unity, says: “One program type that has particularly benefited from the power of vuMedia™ is sport – a genre where audiences are hungry for content that can be delivered directly to their mobiles, PCs and tablets. National broadcaster Czech TV, for example, which uses our vuMedia™ platform for its web-based iVysilani service, achieved a record of 80,000 online viewers during the Euro 2012 quarter final game between Portugal and the Czech Republic.

“While multiscreen technology is ideal for all sports, it is especially relevant for sports that don’t have big broadcasting contracts but still attract avid fans,” Petru says. “For example, we have successfully streamed the Czech Extraliga ice hockey for six years and, by using ‘new media’, have delivered a 93% saving over traditional television broadcast technology. In a very pragmatic, minimalistic one-camera set-up, we can cover a live sporting event for a little over $1000, while $2000 brings in multiple cameras, editing, graphics and so on and gets the game on the web and on mobile devices such as phones and tablets.”

Whether using the cloud or its own well-established Content Delivery Network, Visual Unity’s expertise in both linear and multiscreen systems integration is successfully helping companies worldwide to enhance their content offering and optimize performance as they build multiscreen technologies into their existing operations.

At IBC 2012, Visual Unity will also highlight its leading broadcast systems integration capabilities, which cover a wide variety of solutions from traditional Outside Broadcast vehicles and broadcast IT systems through to new media applications developed by Visual Unity’s in-house software development team.

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About Visual Unity

Visual Unity is an international Systems Integrator bridging the gap between linear broadcast, IT and IPTV to help clients reach and engage audiences on any screen. Since 1991, the team has been designing and delivering turnkey broadcast and complex multiscreen solutions worldwide – from HD Outside Broadcast vehicles and major playout facilities to live internet streaming and Video on Demand services.
Visual Unity’s award-winning vuMediaTM platform helps broadcasters and content owners control how their brand and assets are managed and monetized in the multiscreen environment. Highly scalable and flexible, vuMediaTM delivers a cutting-edge live viewing experience on the web or any mobile or connected device, comprehensive VoD services, social network integration and secure robust content distribution – all of which can be deployed into existing workflows and business processes.

Visual Unity is based in Prague, London, Cologne, Moscow, Bratislava, Belgrade, Nairobi and Dubai. For further information, please visit www.visualunity.com

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Sennheiser’s Mentorship Program Immerses Students in Top Flight Broadcast Environments, Courtesy of HBO and Fox Sports

Old Lyme, CT, July 11, 2012– Since 2009, when audio specialist Sennheiser launched its Mentorship Program to help encourage the next generation of audio engineers to enter the field of televised sports, the company has initiated collaborations among a variety of higher education institutions and professional broadcast networks. For its most recent mentorship program, Sennheiser selected students Zachary Templin, from the New England Institute of Art in Boston, and Shawn Brewer, from the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences near Phoenix, to participate in covering the Mayweather vs. Cotto fight by HBO Boxing and NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 race by FOX Sports, respectively.

According to Randy Flick, senior audio mixer, HBO Boxing, immersing a student for several days in the setup and broadcast of a major sports event provides an experience that simply cannot be provided by the majority of audio schools. “You’ve got to have a grasp of all the technology in your head before you can even think about getting into a show,” says Flick. “Zach proved to be a great asset, and my senior RF guy, Lloyd Jacobsen, was very impressed with him.”

Templin got hands-on experience with two set-ups for the broadcast, one for the weigh-in and another for the fight, and was also introduced to the importance of the communications systems. “Randy placed an emphasis on covering the intercom system, which was the biggest mystery to me and is the backbone of any broadcast,” recalls Templin. “The A2s — Lloyd, Shep and Paul — covered RF, PLs, and IFBs with me, and taught me how to make sure they are set correctly for each different position.”

Broadcast Talent for Hire
For Jason Cohen, director of live events, HBO Sports, Sennheiser’s Mentorship Program serves to increase the talent pool in the industry. “But, altruistically,” observes Cohen, “it allows us to use the power and the tools that we have and give these young, aspiring, career-minded audio technicians the experience and learning that many of us were not fortunate enough to have when we were younger.”

“This is an initiative that is really on the shoulders of Sennheiser,” Cohen adds. “Sennheiser has to research and interview and weed through the potential candidates; they have to put their name behind the person; and they pay for their expenses and their time. We do the easy part — we just let them in our door!”

Fred Aldous, audio consultant and senior mixer for FOX Sports, notes that there is a big difference between the typical training a student receives at an audio school and an event such as the Coca-Cola 600. The long-distance race, one of the most-watched on the NASCAR calendar, was broadcast from Charlotte, NC last May. “It’s a bit overwhelming when students emerge from the nice, protected environment of a recording studio into this hostile live environment on the road,” says Aldous. “I don’t think even people in the industry know or understand what it takes to put together a show of this magnitude.”

The many benefits of giving back
Aldous says he became involved with the Mentorship Program because he believes in giving back. “When I was younger, I would have liked to have had somebody to spend a weekend with, and get an idea of what happens behind the scenes. That’s why I do it; I want to give somebody the opportunity to get a head start on a possible career.”

The race broadcast was done in conjunction with NASCAR, conducted onsite from Game Creek Video’s FX truck. During his three days on-site at the racetrack, Brewer was introduced to the main audio production room as well as the track effects and competitor communications submix positions, head-end patchbays, announce booth, track effect microphone setups and communications systems. “It was really valuable to be able to get into an actual broadcast event and see what kind of equipment they’re using, how fast everything moved and what actually goes into running a race of that caliber,” says Brewer.

What particularly struck him, Brewer says, was the change in tempo of the calls Aldous had to listen to from the producer, a director and associate director from the practice sessions and qualifying, on SPEED, to the race, which was broadcast on FOX. “During qualifying it was kind of laid back; there weren’t as many calls coming through. But when the actual race started it was a mile-a-minute. They were moving just as fast as the cars were!”

Photo captions:
1) Fred Aldous, A1 and senior mixer for FOX Sports, pictured alongside the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences student Shawn Brewer.

2) Zachary Templin of New England Institute of Art participated in covering the Mayweather vs. Cotto fight by HBO Boxing.

3) Randy Flick, senior audio mixer, HBO Boxing, pictured alongside student Zachary Templin of New England Institute of Art.

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Meyer Sound Libra and Constellation “Tune the Buzz” at Berkeley’s New Comal Restaurant

Comal, a new restaurant located in Berkeley’s lively downtown Arts District, is the first establishment of its kind to create an optimized aural environment using the new Libra acoustic image system and complementary Constellation active acoustic system from Meyer Sound. This unprecedented ability to dynamically control the sonic ambience of the space has garnered the attention of publications like San Francisco Chronicle and Fast Company. With a touch on an iPad screen, Comal’s management can maintain the desired level of energized “buzz” throughout the space while still allowing intimate conversations, all regardless of occupancy levels.

For Comal owner John Paluska, who became a restaurateur after 17 years of managing the rock band Phish, the importance of sound in the dining experience has moved to the forefront. “It’s a hot-button issue in the restaurant world these days,” he says. “Noise is one of the top complaints in reviews and surveys. At Comal, we don’t want a space that is hushed and dead-sounding. We want it festive, but never overbearing.”

To achieve that ideal balance at Comal, Meyer Sound engineers first controlled the baseline acoustics using, in part, the patent-pending Libra acoustic image system, installed here for the very first time. Custom-designed with stunning imagery under the artistic direction of Deborah O’Grady, the visually striking Libra panels dampen difficult reverberant spaces using tailored combinations of fabric types, frame depth, and underlying acoustical absorption.

To actively control the depth and texture of ambient sound—both conversation and foreground music—the Meyer Sound team then added the Constellation acoustic system. Constellation picks up a room’s ambient sound and, after applying the patented VRAS reverberation algorithm, regenerates an enhanced wash of sound throughout the space at the optimum levels. Three presets, adjustable via an iPad, are provided to adjust for changing occupancy levels. The restaurant can also heighten the “buzz” around the bar and lower it for the guests in the dining areas.

Designed as a proof of concept, the complete system covering Comal’s 3,000-square-foot indoor area utilizes a sizeable complement of 38 UPJunior VariO and 45 MM-4XP loudspeakers, 12 MM-10 miniature subwoofers, and 28 microphones distributed around the restaurant. Digital processing is hosted by the Meyer Sound D-Mitri digital audio platform. The system was installed by BugID of San Francisco.

“I use the analogy of a portrait photo taken with shallow depth of field,” explains Paluska, describing the system’s effect. “Up close, the image is sharply detailed, while behind it there is a pleasantly textured but undefined setting. That’s the sound environment here. We’re creating sonic microclimates, where people in proximity can converse easily, yet we still have an energetic buzz in the atmosphere. It’s always convivial, but it doesn’t distract or exhaust you.”

In addition to the main dining and bar area, the rest of Comal features a sound reinforcement system of 14 UP-4XP and two UPJ-1P VariO loudspeakers, and MM-10 subwoofers installed in its hallway and its 2,500-square-foot enclosed patio. Comal was designed by Abueg Morris Architects. Cuisine is regional Mexican, focused on Oaxaca and nearby coastal states.

Deborah O’Grady, artistic director for the Libra acoustic image system, is an internationally known landscape photographer whose work is currently on view at the Public Policy Institute of California and the San Francisco Design Center. Previous exhibitions include installations in Walt Disney Concert Hall, Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, D.C., Internationale Fototage in Mannheim, Germany, and Encuentros Abiertos photography festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her photographs of the Navajo Code Talkers will be released this fall by Rio Nuevo Publishers.

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Auralex® Appoints Music Veteran Saul Zonana Artist Relations Manager

— Company augments current personnel as part of long-term business strategy —

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, July 10, 2012 – Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the world’s leading brand of acoustical treatments and soon to celebrate its 35th anniversary, has appointed noted singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Saul Zonana to the position of Artist Relations Manager. In his new capacity, Zonana will spearhead a new artist relations program, with a focus on expanding and maintaining brand equity within the community of accomplished and emerging artists, engineers, producers and musicians. The announcement was made by company founder and president Eric Smith and is part of Auralex’s long-term strategic business plan, which includes providing Auralex dealers and end users additional personnel in the field.

Aside from being the main contact for all Auralex artist and end user activities, Zonana will provide valuable information to Auralex’s marketing department for creating market-driven products and artist-oriented promotional materials. He will also oversee a new artist-centric portion of the Auralex website highlighting key and unique applications of Auralex sound treatment products.

Currently based in the Nashville, Tennessee area, after spending much of his life in New York City and on the road, Zonana has a rich and colorful, decades-long career in the music industry. His past projects include notable 1990s bands No Heroes and Luv Junkies, time spent in KISS guitarist Ace Frehley’s touring band, collaborations with guitar virtuoso Adrian Belew, a stint with Crash Test Dummies and ten solo albums – the latest of which, Fix the Broken, will soon be released on Zonana’s own label.

“Saul’s background in various corners of the music industry makes him a perfect asset for our organization as we reach out to artists who are loyal Auralex users and those who could benefit from our products,” stated Eric Smith. “Aside from his impressive resume, he is a class act, and we are thrilled to have him on our team. As Auralex looks at our long-term business strategies, creative minds like Saul will help us realize our goals.”

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

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Aphex®’s New Audio Xciter™ Music App Now Available: Hear Your Music the Way It Was Meant to Sound

— Pro audio technology innovator Aphex releases the Audio Xciter™ music player app, providing unprecedented sound quality on mobile devices through its proprietary Xciter digital signal processor (DSP), previously available only in pro audio equipment —

BURBANK, CA, July 10, 2012 — Aphex®, a leader in audio enhancement technology for more than 35 years, is proud to announce the availability of Audio Xciter™, the first audio app that dynamically improves the quality of digital music (as well as audiobooks and podcasts) on your Apple iOS devices through a proprietary Xciter digital signal processor (DSP). It has been the career-long dream of Aphex Chairman & CEO David Wiener to help musicians and music lovers make the most of every music experience, and Audio Xciter is a great testament of Wiener’s drive to end the debate about poor audio quality in digital devices. Audio Xciter uses patented Aphex DSP technology to improve the quality of your music by analyzing and enhancing the audio signal in real time. The iOS app is available today with an Android version to follow next month.

Legendary musicians such as Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Led Zeppelin have relied on the Aphex technology behind Audio Xciter for years and used to rent Aphex products for thousands of dollars for audio mastering. Now music lovers can experience the original sound quality created in-studio through the Audio Xciter app (available as a free demo download).

“Heavily compressed digital music files reduce sonic performance in music recordings,” said David Wiener. “We’ve leveraged our professional studio technology and created Audio Xciter to restore the detail, richness and spaciousness to your audio experience. The result is a more immersive sound that more accurately reflects the original intentions of the artists, engineers and producers. All the musicians and producers we work with think this is a revolutionary product for mobile music.”

“The Audio Xciter app brings musical detail to life, no matter what style of music you’re listening to. You will hear increased clarity, along with space and detail, that will impress anyone,” said Alan Parsons, GRAMMY® Award-winning record producer and engineer.

The free Audio Xciter app allows 15 minutes of enhanced playback per day. Users have two upgrade options: Audio Xciter Basic removes the time restriction and Audio Xciter Studio allows users to fine-tune the Xciter DSP settings for a truly custom experience. The launch pricing is $2.99 for Audio Xciter ($4.99 after July 31st) and $7.99 for Audio Xciter Studio ($9.99 after July 31st). Audio Xciter can be purchased through iTunes for iOS and will soon be available at the Android Store and Amazon.com for Android devices. The app is available at http://bit.ly/AudioXciter-for-iOS.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Audio Xciter will go to Respect the Music, Aphex’s foundation supporting music and arts education.

Additional information including demo videos and screenshots are available at http://AudioXciterApp.com.

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Forensics Audio Specialist Phil Manchester™ Relies On Waves Audio

International covert audio specialist Phil Manchester™ is renowned worldwide for his high level of effectiveness. As he restores audio for some of the most high-profile investigations in his native U.K. and elsewhere, he approaches his work with the dedication and creativity of a master artist. Manchester says, “People often ask me how I am able to obtain evidence in a recording that others cannot, and the answer is experience and exposure. You need to live and breathe the material if you want to achieve results others cannot – just like music, artistry or any craft in life. You need raw passion and perseverance, and when that is paired with the right tools, you have the perfect match for excellence.” It is this level of focus that has cemented Manchester’s status as the go-to restoration expert. He was instrumental in securing the vital evidence required in a groundbreaking, law-changing U.S.-to-U.K. extradition case in which the audio forensic evidence was crucial in securing the extradition. Manchester’s audio forensics work has also served indispensable in several recent high-profile terrorist conspiracy cases in the U.K. In these and scores of other cases, Manchester has relied on plugins from Waves Audio, the industry-leading developer of professional audio digital signal processing technologies.

“Waves plugins are my primary palette of tools and have been since 2000. They are absolutely crucial to my work,” he notes. “Coming from a background using Waves plugins for music and mix engineering, I took that passion and applied it to my professional life in audio forensics, with wonderful results. I have been fortunate to use almost every form of restoration software and hardware available, including specifically-designed law enforcement equipment and commercially-supplied professional audio tools used by all of the major agencies; Waves processing provides the tools to do the job every time, especially when it matters most. In forensics, the quality of the material is often so poor that we really need to go the extra mile to be able to provide critical intelligence and evidence, and I have been proud to be able to restore recordings, with the help of Waves, that others could not.”

It is no surprise that Manchester prefers to dive into the material in detail. He notes, “Many tools on the market today are designed for quick-and-easy, one-button fixes. Those are fine for certain situations and, for this type of approach, Waves OneKnob plugins are my clear favorite. But in my opinion, forensics really is best suited by more detailed methods, and at the highest levels of covert investigation, I need the most precise levels of control available. Waves processing allows for precise application with a limitless number of possible outcomes. Since we are trying to obtain accurate evidence, that level of fine-tuning makes all the difference in the world. Creativity can be a significant part of it too; strict uses of application-driven tools are often not the best way to obtain intelligence, and a little bit of imagination can go a long way. For instance, I have even used plugins that were designed for guitars to isolate the conversation of interest.”

Manchester sees the use of Waves tools by forensics investigators as a growing trend in the coming years. “These plugins and methods will have a huge impact on how investigators approach their craft. For too long, audio forensics has been about racks and racks of equipment in laboratories. And law enforcement might tend to lag behind on certain developments – most police officers still record to tape, for instance. But the fact is now, with the power of a modern laptop, I can perform restoration that will exceed that of the most expensive laboratory systems, and it is only a matter of time before this type of investigation is the norm.”

His use of Waves tools has been so revolutionary that last year, Waves and Manchester released a dedicated plugin bundle for law enforcement agencies. The Phil Manchester™ / Waves Audio Forensics Package contains nine audio plugins chosen especially for their precision in covert audio investigation: W43 Noise Reduction Plugin, X-Noise, X-Crackle, X-Hum, X-Click, C1 Compressor/Expander, Q10 Paragraphic Equalizer, PAZ Frequency Analyzer and L1 Ultramaximizer™.

He sums up why he prefers Waves tools over anything else: “For ease of use, consistency in application, processing speed, clutter-free intuitive interfaces, precision and control, Waves simply cannot be outdone.”

The Phil Manchester™ / Waves Audio Forensics Package is now available at a special price of $399.00, a savings of $300 off the MSRP. Visit http://www.waves.com/content.aspx?id=11787 for more information.

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Aphex® Appoints Newest Manufacturer’s Representatives

BURBANK, CA, July 9, 2012 — Aphex®, a leader in audio enhancement technology for over 35 years, has appointed a series of additional manufacturer’s representatives as part of the company’s ongoing growth and expansion. These firms will join Aphex’s current sales force in representing Aphex’s line of pro products in their respective territories, fostering sales and increasing market share.

The following firms have been appointed, listed with their regions and principals: Warman Marketing: Rocky Mountain territories (Harry Warman); Sound Vision Marketing: Florida (Tim Yates); Audio One Marketing: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota (Tim Van Bargen); ASR Enterprises: Mid-Atlantic region (Pat Foley); and Marketing Concepts: Texas (Bruce Marlin).

The appointment of new and additional dedicated reps in these regions underscores Aphex’s commitment to meeting the rising market demand with a network of experienced, knowledgeable manufacturer’s representatives. Aphex Chairman & CEO David Wiener stated, “Aphex is totally on a roll! With new products and technologies showing off our strengths and delighting customers old and new, we’ve been firing on all cylinders. The appointment of our newest manufacturer’s reps is part of our long-term strategic business plan, and we look forward to each of these valued partners helping us as we prepare for continued expansion.”

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

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Anton/Bauer to Join Panasonic Broadcast Team

Industry and Event Expertise Position Companies for Gold-Winning Performance

LONDON, JULY 11, 2012—Since 1992, Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, has been supporting Panasonic for the Olympic Games. At the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, Anton/Bauer will once again take on this role for the Panasonic broadcast cameras, including the Panasonic AG-3DP1 integrated twin-lens 3D camera recorder, which will be equipped with Anton/Bauer’s DIONIC® HC battery.

“Without batteries, you cannot power cameras, so we value being business partners with Panasonic. In turn, as Panasonic develops cameras for broadcasters that include the Anton/Bauer Gold Mount, we are sure to continue to recommend our solutions that meet the power requirements for the newest cameras.” says Shin Minowa, vice president of marketing and business development, Anton/Bauer.

The AG-3DP1 is a shoulder-mounted, P2HD Series integrated twin-lens 3D camera recorder that is highly mobile and easy to handle. The AG-3DP1 comes with a 17x twin-lens zoom lens system that features an expanded range for both wide-angle and telephoto settings to provide an angle of view for diverse shooting situations. The combination of high-sensitivity, high-resolution 2.2-megapixel 1/3-type 3MOS sensors and a high-quality AVC-Intra codec achieves high-quality 3D HD recording with 1920 x 1080 full-pixel resolution and 10-bit 4:2:2 full sampling.

The DIONIC HC—known for being small, yet extremely powerful—was selected to provide users with portable power while capturing the games. Offering 91Wh, the DIONIC HC can operate a 40-watt HD camera for more than two hours. Broadcasters traveling by air to the Olympics can conveniently transport the DIONIC HC as carry-on luggage without restrictions, as well as checked baggage. The DIONIC HC incorporates a special honeycomb design to protect cells and is the perfect lightweight battery for shooting on location* anywhere in the world and capturing once-in-a-lifetime footage in London. What’s more, the DIONIC HC offers broadcasters precise run-time data and superior reliability via its enhanced RealTime® LCD fuel gauge that displays up to nine hours of run time (under low power load conditions) using a seven-segment display enclosed by four circular arcs that indicate 15-minute time intervals.

“In addition to having reliable products, our accumulated experience through the years positions us as a valuable partner during these high-profile events,” adds Minowa. “Not only do the broadcasters receive top-notch gear, but they also have access to our leading customer support should they require it while on site.”

*For more information about Li-Ion travel, refer to www.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, 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.

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Verrex Expands Global Sales Team with Key Boston Hire

Verrex Boston Sales Erik Dykes

Verrex Boston Sales Exec Erik Dykes

Global AV integrator Verrex has added Erik Dykes to its Enterprise Sales group. Erik, who joins with a broad range of ProAV experience, will be based at the company’s Boston office.

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS & MOUNTAINSIDE, NEW JERSEY USA / 11 July 2012 / — Verrex, a global design-build integrator and managed services provider of conferencing, collaboration and presentation technologies, today announced that Erik Dykes, CTS, has joined as Sales Executive for the New England region. In this demand-created role Mr. Dykes will be responsible for selling Verrex’s portfolio of AV systems design, integration and managed services solutions to the corporate market. He will report directly to Verrex Vice President of Sales, Bill Chamberlin.

“Verrex’s ambitious global growth plans and educated client base requires highly experienced and talented individuals to support,” said Mr. Chamberlin. “Erik’s passion for technology, consultative selling skills and demonstrated knowledge of audio visual & communication systems will allow him to quickly establish and maintain credibility with our clients. We welcome his clear commitment and ability to grow Verrex in the region.”

Mr. Dykes has an established career in the ProAV industry. Most recently he was Sales Engineer at CCS Presentation Systems, responsible for the full life-cycle of AV system sales. Other career highlights include Sales Engineer at AVI-SPL and Sales & Installation Manager for Automated Home Solutions. Mr. Dykes has earned the Certified Technical Specialist (CTS) designation from InfoComm International.

“I am excited to be part of a global team focused on providing AV and conferencing solutions across an entire enterprise, unique to our industry,” said Mr. Dykes. “The opportunity to liaise closely with the Global Fortune 500 to understand their business objectives and match them with Verrex solutions is an exciting opportunity and I look forward to delivering significant results.”

Mr. Dykes is based out of Verrex’s New England office in Wilmington, Massachusetts and can be reached at +1 978 657 8030 or by email at edykes@verrex.com.

About Verrex
Founded in 1947, Verrex is a global design-build integrator and managed services provider of complex conferencing, collaboration and presentation technologies. Specializing in enterprise-wide corporate solutions, clients engage Verrex to unify and enrich how they communicate, collaborate and articulate through videoconferencing, digital signage and other AV systems locally and globally. Superior performance is Verrex’s hallmark offering exceptional execution and consistent best-in-class standards in systems design, integration, installation, support and staffing. With principle offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Verrex has positioned its presence to serve key corporate hubs around the globe. For more information, visit verrex.com.

Verrex, the Verrex Logo and GMS are registered trademarks of Verrex Corporation and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries.
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Verrex
Phone: +1 908 664 8391
Email: thahn@verrex.com

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Atlona(R) and WAVE Electronics Form Distribution Partnership

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — July 11, 2012 — Atlona(R) today announced that the company has formed a distribution partnership with Texas-based WAVE Electronics. Under the agreement, WAVE Electronics will distribute and provide dealer training for Atlona’s entire line of digital connectivity solutions throughout the U.S. more

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