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New Anton/Bauer Gold Mount For Canon EOS C300 and C500 Makes European Debut at IBC 2012

Anton/Bauer Continues Commitment to Offering Innovative Power Solutions for Industry’s Hottest Cameras

AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012—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, will debut its QRC-CA940 Gold Mount® solution for the new Canon EOS C300 and C500 digital cinema cameras at IBC 2012 (Hall 11, Stand E55). This latest introduction, which stems from Anton/Bauer’s strong relationships with the industry’s top camera makers, reaffirms the company’s dedication to providing applicable power solutions for the latest gear.

The Canon EOS C300 and C500 digital cinema cameras were designed specifically to meet the demanding needs of today’s cinema industry and television production professionals. Featuring a unique Super 35mm-sized Canon CMOS sensor, revolutionary Canon DIGIC DV III image processor and 50 Mbps 4:2:2 codec, the EOS C300 provides outstanding cinema-quality movie capture in a modular and portable system. What’s more, the EOS C500 offers an expansive range of recording and output options specifically for 4K and 2K image acquisition. To help streamline battery management for Canon EOS C300 and C500 users, Anton/Bauer has introduced the QRC-CA940, a Gold Mount that provides 7.2V of power to the camera via a DC connector and 14.4V on three PowerTap® connectors.

“Users can expect the same secure battery connection they’ve come to rely on with other Gold Mounts using the QRC-CA940,” says Shin Minowa, vice president of marketing and business development, Anton/Bauer. “This new Gold Mount, however, will offer three PowerTap outputs where typically we only have one, allowing professionals to power multiple accessories. In addition, this particular Gold Mount was designed so that users will not have to monitor multiple batteries, therefore reducing downtime in the field, as well as the number of chargers needing to be transported.”

Anton/Bauer has designed the QRC-CA940 to be compatible with the company’s mounting bracket for 15mm or 19mm rod systems and the MATRIX Cheese Plate. It can also be adapted to third-party support systems (15mm or 19mm clamp kits sold separately).

For more information on Anton/Bauer, visit www.antonbauer.com or call (203) 929-1100.

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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Jazz Artist Esperanza Spalding Chooses DPA’s d:facto™ Vocal Microphone For Her Live Vocals

Bassist and vocalist artist Esperanza Spalding is currently touring with her new project Radio Music Society with a set-up of DPA microphones, including the new DPA d:facto™ Vocal Microphone that she is using for her vocal performances.

Esperanza Spalding draws upon many genres in her own compositions and has garnered numerous accolades for her musicianship and smooth, experimental sound. In 2011, she won a Grammy for Best New Artist, becoming the first jazz musicians to do so, and her career also includes collaborations with great artists like Wayne Shorter and Joe Lovano.

Jaime Armengol, who works as Esperanza’s sound engineer, chose DPA microphones for her 2012 tour because he was already well aware of the sound quality he could achieve with the brand.

He says: “We are using a full range of d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones and have employed them on piano, upright bass and saxophone. They are really great and are giving incredible results that everyone is very happy with.”

Jaime is also delighted with the performance of DPA’s new d:facto™ Vocal Microphone – and he’s not the only one.

“To begin with I didn’t tell Esperanza that I had changed her microphone, but when we started sound checking she said ‘what did you do with my vocal? It sounds much better and more natural’,” he explains. “After that we decided to make the switch to the d:facto™ and Esperanza is now using it for her vocals during this year’s touring.

“It is a very clean microphone, which is typical of the sound you expect from DPA. I usually use a channel strip (first brands like Universal Audio, Empirical Labs, Millennia, Avalon etc) and the clarity at all frequencies is really impressive. The frequency response cuts the lows appropriately and it has a nice HF boost. It is evident that its capsule comes from one of the best mics ever – the DPA 4011 Cardioid Microphone. I was really impressed with the optimized proximity effect and so far I have not had any problems with feedback or pop and handling noise. I also liked the linearity in frequency and phase and the impressive off-axis response. It is a powerful microphone and DPA has done a really good job!”

DPA’s hand-held d:facto™ Vocal Microphone, which was launched earlier this year at Pro Light + Sound, bridges the gap between live stage performances and studio recordings. Offering an exceptionally natural sound, high separation from nearby sound sources and extreme sound level handling, this microphone is ideal for live music performances as it combines a supercardiod pattern with superb definition to give high separation and true sound color on stage. In common with all DPA mics, d:facto™ features superior gain before feedback, while the inbuilt 3-step pop protection grid effectively removes unwanted noise.
“Esperanza enjoyed the d:facto™ from the first minute she used it – and so did I,” Jaime Armengol adds. “Being able to use it on this tour is a wish fulfilled for me.”

To see Esperanza Spalding Live in Concert using the DPA d:facto, please visit this You Tube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRipEPBsuTQ

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Editors’ information:
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphones and microphone solutions for professional applications in studio, broadcast, theatre, video/film and sound reinforcement environments. All DPA microphones and components are manufactured at the company’s purpose-built factory in Denmark.
For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com

Revolabs Receives Two 2011 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Awards

FLX and Executive HD Recognized for Exceptional Innovation

SUDBURY, Mass. — Sept. 5, 2012 — Revolabs Inc. announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named the FLX wireless conference phone and Executive HD wireless microphone system as recipients of 2011 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Awards. more

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Church of Champions Streams Live Services to Internet and Growing Network of Affiliate Churches With Haivision’s KulaByte(TM)

KulaByte(TM) Internet Encoder Consistently Provides Reliable, High-Quality Video Streams to Multiple Platforms and Audiences

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Sept. 4, 2012 — Haivision announced today that the Church of Champions, an international house of worship located in Houston, has deployed Haivision’s KulaByte(TM) Internet video encoder to enable reliable, high-quality 1080p live streaming of its services and other events to Internet audiences and congregations at its numerous affiliate churches in North America and Argentina. more

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NUGEN Audio and DSPECIALISTS Collaborate on New ISOSTEM(R) Surround Upmixer-Downmixer Plug-in

LEEDS, U.K. — Sept. 5, 2012 — NUGEN Audio, creator of intuitive tools for audio professionals, and signal processing equipment manufacturer DSPECIALISTS are collaborating on the development of a software plug-in offering market-leading upmixing/downmixing between stereo and 5.1 surround. The plug-in will use the patented ISOSTEM(R) technology, believed to be the only upmix engine that is fully compatible with stereo, delivering a surround stem that downmixes exactly to the original stereo.

The availability of the crossmix technology in a plug-in will provide studios with a convenient and powerful software mixing tool to complement the ISOSTEM real-time conversion hardware.

NUGEN Audio will develop three versions of the plug-in, which will allow audio professionals to produce a mix in the studio using a stereo mixing process, with the software automating the conversion to 5.1. An upmix plugin will provide pure upmix with flexible settings while the crossmix plugin provides upmix as well as downmix, and a third version will provide the extended functionality available in the ISOSTEM expert model.

“We are very pleased to have teamed up with such an innovative partner as NUGEN Audio,” said Jochen Cronemeyer, managing director of DSPECIALISTS. “With NUGEN Audio’s long-standing experience with audio plug-ins, we will be able to develop a really useful complement to the hardware to offer studios a very flexible way of using the unique capabilities of the crossmix technology.”

“These plug-ins will give audio professionals the tools to create a mix that works perfectly in both stereo and 5.1 at the set-top box, without any of the phase artifacts that often appear when 5.1 is collapsed down to stereo,” said Jon Schorah, creative director of NUGEN Audio. “And by automating the creation of a great 5.1 mix out of the components of a standard stereo mix, they will save a lot of studio time, too.”

The range of plug-ins will be AU/VST/RTAS/AAX-compatible.

More information about NUGEN Audio and its products is available at www.nugenaudio.com. More information about ISOSTEM is available at www.isostem.de.

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About DSPECIALISTS Digitale Audio- und Messsysteme GmbH
DSPECIALISTS Digitale Audio- und Messsysteme GmbH, based in Berlin, was founded in 2003. The company specializes in the development and sale of products for digital audio signal processing and measuring technology. The portfolio includes development services, ready-made components, and own measuring and audio devices. In accordance with customer specifications, existing components are adapted and integrated into the customer’s systems. For more information, please visit www.dspecialists.de.

About NUGEN Audio
NUGEN Audio creates innovative, intuitive professional audio tools for high-end music producers, post-production engineers, and broadcasters. Reflecting the real-world production experience of the design team, the company’s products make it easier to deliver better quality, save time, and reduce costs. NUGEN Audio’s tools for audio analysis, loudness metering, mixing/mastering, and tracking are used by the world’s top names in broadcast, music, and audio production. For more information, visit www.nugenaudio.com.

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Toner Cable Showcases Visionary Solutions’ IPTV Encoding Products at IBC2012

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Sept. 5, 2012 — Visionary Solutions Inc. today announced that technology distributor Toner Cable will showcase the company’s products at the upcoming International Broadcasters Convention (IBC), which takes place Sept. 7-11 in Amsterdam. On display will be Visionary Solutions’ AVN443 and AVN420 IPTV encoders, MPP1700 media processing platform, and PSA200 power supply. Leveraging Visionary Solutions’ powerful IPTV encoding solutions, content providers can convert video from any analog, HDMI, DVI-D, or HD-SDI source into full-screen, full-resolution digital video suitable for broadcast over public and private networks in real time. more

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ClearOne Launches Enhanced Corporate Website

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO) today announced it has launched its newly enhanced corporate website. ClearOne has streamlined the user experience with new organization of the full breadth of ClearOne audio and video products and solutions. Resource materials are now more readily available with intuitive navigation. Integrated social media and the corporate blog will create new channels of communication with partners and end-users.

“Our latest enhancement extends ClearOne’s brand, encompassing our legacy audio conferencing products; the industry’s most advanced software-based room, desktop and infrastructure video conferencing products; as well as our AV streaming and digital signage solutions,” said Zee Hakimoglu, Chairman and CEO of ClearOne. “We want our new website to represent our clear mission to provide audio and video communications products to the world.”

Throughout the year, ClearOne will continue updating the website with enhanced support, mobile options and ongoing updates for training and events.

About ClearOne
ClearOne is a global company that designs, develops and sells conferencing, collaboration, streaming and digital signage solutions for audio, video and data multimedia communication. The performance and simplicity of its advanced comprehensive solutions enhance the quality of life. ClearOne products are designed for business and residential use, offering unprecedented levels of functionality, reliability and scalability. More information about the company can be found at www.clearone.com.

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Leaf Unveils Industry’s First 20×20 Matrix Switcher with 4 Local HDMI Outputs

omplete with an over 300 foot range and sixteen HDBaseT LTB1E remote breakout units, the LTHDMI2020E can receive audio and video from up to 52 potential sources enabling unprecedented whole-home A/V distribution

Indianapolis, IN – CEDIA Expo Booth 4949 – September 5, 2012 at 9:00 AM EST– Leaf, a custom brand of HD audio/video distribution and switching solutions, announces the powerful LTHDMI2020E, the industry’s first 20×20 matrix switcher with 4 HDMI and 16 HDBaseT outputs.

Unlike other switchers on the market, the LTHDMI2020E features four, back-panel HDMI outputs for in-rack or in-room video and audio connectivity. Sixteen HDBaseT LTB1E remote breakout units can receive audio and video from up to 52 potential sources, plus control data and Ethernet connectivity, up to 100m/328ft away.

In addition to 20, full-1080p HDMI 1.4 inputs, there are 16 SPDIF (coax) digital audio and 16 analog audio outputs that enable the centralized racking of power amplifiers while eliminating the need for a separate audio switcher. Sixteen bi-directional IR ports, plus RS-232, allow passing of control signals to remote devices, all while a sleek front-panel touchscreen makes setup a breeze.

To minimize EDID errors, the Zone Lock feature provides the ability to lock a source to a particular zone. Locking the source to the zone allows the passage of specific EDID data ensuring that the display and source correctly interact. This is useful in systems where only certain displays are possible, for example, 3D, or where locking out a certain source from other zones is desired.

“This is the industry’s first 20×20 switcher with local HDMI connectivity and inbuilt audio matrix switching,” said Dean Vaughan, Director Sales & Marketing of Leaf Audio. “With the ever-growing demands of whole home HD video, our 2020E offers unparalleled connectivity and features for even the most complex custom install project.”

The LTHDMI2020E will start shipping at the end of September and will be available through Control4 dealers for $15000.00, plus $350 per LTB1E breakout unit.

For more information, please visit http://www.leafaudio.com/

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Electrosonic Provides AV Systems to North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ New Nature Research Center

The Nature Research Center (NRC) wing of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences dazzled visitors at its recent opening with its array of unique interactive exhibits and experiences featuring audio-visual systems by Electrosonic.

The Raleigh-based museum is the largest of its kind in the southeast. Its new, 80,000-square-foot Nature Research Center offers state-of-the-art labs, research opportunities, interactive exhibits and live presentations designed to make science a tangible and fun experience that helps visitors understand the practical applications of science in their everyday lives. Small Design Firm was charged with designing the interactives; Batwin & Robin Productions was the content producer.

Electrosonic’s design consulting team was involved throughout the project from the concept to the grand opening. “We represented the client’s interests making sure that the approach, the systems’ look and feel, and the integration all came together as planned,” says Yiannis Cabolis, Electrosonic design consultant. “Over the course of five years on the job, there were many changes in the AV world, and the systems themselves evolved. We interfaced with manufacturers and strategic partners to get a good picture of what we could expect to see by installation time.” Cabolis also worked closely with exhibit designer Andrew Merriell & Associates and lead designer Rebecca Shreckengast.

During the course of the extensive build, the most challenging aspect for Electrosonic proved to be the SECU Daily Planet, a globe-shaped structure cantilevered onto the building and spanning the three-story wing. The Daily Planet is an immersive multimedia theater with a 40×40-foot high-definition screen, which offers a massive visual canvas to visitors on all three floors. In its Ambient mode, it presents spectacular scenes from nature through a variety of pre-recorded video content and random imagery. In its Presentation mode, it serves as a backdrop to scientists making daily live presentations on topics as diverse as excavating dinosaur fossils, tracking baboons in Kenya or exploring beyond the solar system.

Electrosonic supplied six Christie WU12K-M series 3-chip DLP digital projectors for maximum brightness and resolution on the Daily Planet’s 40×40-foot HD screen. Four of the projectors provide the blend for the bottom and middle of the screen and two for the upper portion. Four Barco DL3 moving digital light engines paint images on the bands of the screens located between the three floors. All of the projectors operate in Ambient and Presentation modes; Batwin & Robin Productions created the Ambient content.

Four Delta high-resolution uncompressed media servers from 7thSense Design, which were specifically configured for the project, feed the projectors, TV/radio outputs and preview/confidence monitors. The media servers also handle all warping, blending and color balancing. A multi-channel SoundMan server with CobraNet audio output distributed sound and shared DSP capabilities with MediaMatrix NION-N3 processors to deliver audio to the Daily Planet and throughout the facility.

Steve Haas of SH Acoustics was contracted to evaluate the demanding sound requirements of the Daily Planet space. The challenging acoustics of the environment required both acoustical treatments and the introduction of digitally steerable line arrays. These elements helped to dramatically improve the acoustics of the Daily Planet.

Electrosonic also provided streaming computers to the equipment room and the operator’s control kiosk in the Daily Planet. These computers and a laptop input from the speaker’s podium are routed through live inputs of the Delta servers to the Daily Planet’s main screen in a pre-determined Presentation mode window. The window features one to three occurrences of the same information tiled with a common background to the big screen.

In addition to meeting the AV needs of the Daily Planet theater, Electrosonic furnished AV solutions for 55 innovative experiential media exhibits in the NRC wing, including “magic tables” for specimen identification via RF tags; visitor-veterinary lab observations; a salt-water tank with touch-activated information; and a weather prediction station with live international links.

Among the principal equipment supplied by Electrosonic for these exhibits were projectiondesign and High End Systems projectors; I-Tech touchscreens; Medialon Manager show control; Innovox, Renkus-Heinz and JBL speakers; QSC and Stewart Audio amps; and Peavey audio processing.

David Weiner Design was the lighting designer for the NRC. At Electrosonic, Gary Barnes was the project manager, Carl Hartzler the project engineer, Yiannis Cabolis the design consultant and Les Hill the sales person.

About Electrosonic
Electrosonic is an international audio-visual company that creates tailored, state-of-the-art solutions for a wide range of markets including theme parks, museums, video conferencing and control rooms. Since its founding in 1964, Electrosonic has built a strong reputation for working on complex projects, both large and small, and has developed lasting partnerships with customers and suppliers. Beyond complete integrated systems, Electrosonic provides a comprehensive scope of services including technical design, projector lamp sales, maintenance and operational support.

Learn more about Electrosonic. Visit http://www.electrosonic.com

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CORE Brands To Make Its CEDIA 2012 Debut With A Spectacular Party At Blu!

Celebrating its debut at CEDIA 2012 in the most spectacular way possible, CORE Brands, the recently introduced Nortek Technology Solutions business unit comprised of the ATON®, BlueBOLT®, ELAN®, Furman®, Niles®, Panamax®, Proficient®, SpeakerCraft®, Sunfire® and Xantech® brands, today announced it will host a party to remember on Friday, September 7, 2012 at Indianapolis’s trendiest nightclub, Blu (240 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis).

According to Paul Starkey, CORE Brands Senior Vice President of Marketing, the by-invitation-only party will run from 8 p.m. to midnight and feature music from Chicago’s hottest cover band, Green Thirteen. “Dealers attending CEDIA undoubtedly know every one of our ten iconic brands, but now they will have the opportunity to get to know all of our brands in an entirely new way as part of the industry’s single largest audio, control and power management solutions provider! The debut of CORE Brands at CEDIA marks the start of an exciting new chapter of opportunity for our dealers and this party will help make our debut an event to be remembered.”

Dealers can get tickets to the party from their respective representatives by visiting individual CORE Brands CEDIA exhibits. ATON, ELAN, Niles, Sunfire, and Xantech are exhibiting in Booth #902. BlueBOLT, Panamax, and Furman are exhibiting in Booth #3130. SpeakerCraft is exhibiting in Booth #5524 and Proficient is exhibiting in Booth #2442.

Headquartered in Petaluma, California, CORE Brands is a division of the Nortek Technology Solutions Segment (www.nortek-inc.com). CORE Brands combines the product and marketing strengths of ten iconic audio, power management and control brands into a single business unit that includes ATON®, BlueBOLT®, ELAN®, Furman®, Niles®, Panamax®, Proficient®, SpeakerCraft®, Sunfire® and Xantech® brands. CORE Brands has more than 190 years of combined experience in the residential, commercial and professional markets and over 4,300 direct customer accounts in multiple distribution channels in the United States and around the world.

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