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FSR Rallies Behind Home State to Provide Relief for New Jersey Storm Victims

Woodland Park, NJ– FSR, a Passaic County-based manufacturer, has rallied behind fellow New Jerseyans in the wake of Sandy to provide relief for the superstorm’s victims.

Accompanied by a team of FSR volunteers, company president, Jan Sandri arrived at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Highlands, NJ on Friday, November 9 in vehicles packed with food, paper products, cleaning supplies, clothing and checks.

“Highlands is a small town adjacent to Sandy Hook with a permanent population of 5,000,” said Sandri. “The homes are primary residences, not vacation houses. The town was hit with 13.5’ of water, even before the storm surge came through. These people are our neighbors and have lost so much. It’s a very good feeling to be lending a helping hand.”

Sandri noted that Church volunteers helped unload the supplies as dozens of other cars lined up to drop off diapers, food and other urgently needed products.

“While outside I noticed a truck from Florida Power and Light (FPL) and questioned the driver about his trip,” continued Sandri. “He explained that he was from Texas but was using a FPL vehicle because his own hadn’t arrived yet. It’s wonderful to see the cooperation and help pouring into New Jersey.”

All donations were made in the name of FSR, the Company’s employees, customers and business associates.

About FSR
FSR, established in 1981, manufactures a wide variety of products for the audio / video, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, including AV floor, wall, table, and ceiling connectivity boxes, as well as a full line of interfaces, distribution amplifiers, matrix switchers, seamless switchers and CAT-5 solutions.

All FSR products are designed and manufactured in its Woodland Park, NJ facility. The company is an Energy Star Partner and complies with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to demonstrate its deep commitment to preserving the planet. FSR offers live 24/7 technical and sales support throughout the country from expertly trained technicians and sales representatives. For more information: www.fsrinc.com.

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FSR Contact: Jan Sandri
973-785-4347 • sales@fsrinc.com

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

GRUND AUDIO DESIGN ANNOUNCES GT ‘01’ SERIES LOUDSPEAKERS

**** Photo: Grund Audio Design GT ‘01’ Series loudspeakers ****

Council Bluffs, IA – November 2012… Grund Audio Design, a pioneering manufacturer of loudspeaker and signal processing products for the audio professional, is pleased to announce the availability of the GT ‘01’ Series loudspeakers. Optimized for use in houses of worship and other fixed installations as well as being ideal for corporate presentations, meeting and other special events, the newest members of the product line—the GT-601, GT-801, GT-1601, GT-1001, GT-1201, GT-1202, and GT-5301—all utilize 2-way designs with a horn (with the exception of the GT-5301, a 3-way system), resulting in a consistent sound that is uncommon in many of today’s loudspeakers. more

FELLOWSHIP MISSIONARY CHURCH SELECTS WORXAUDIO TECHNOLOGIES

**** Photo: Fellowship Missionary Church’s sanctuary ****

Fort Wayne, IN – November 2012… As a multi-cultural, multi-generational, mission-minded church that is deeply involved in the community, Fellowship Missionary Church takes a contemporary approach to its worship services in an effort to bring greater relevance to its congregation. Music and sound are vital elements of the worship activities and, to ensure world-class audio performance for all its endeavors, the church recently installed an impressive new sound reinforcement system drawn from the TrueLine catalog of Greensboro, NC-based WorxAudio Technologies. more

Cobalt Digital CCW Plans Include Loudness Processing & Monitoring Over IP Demonstrations & MADI Card-Based Solutions

CALM COMPLIANCE DRIVES INTEREST IN INNOVATIVE, COST-EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVES

Urbana, IL – With the deadline for CALM compliance looming, Cobalt Digital (www.CobaltDigital.com) has announced plans to highlight its award-winning easy-to-implement, baseband and IP/ASI solutions for loudness management, measurement and record systems at CCW 2012 to be held in New York on November 14-15. The manufacturer of 3G/HD/SD-SDI conversion gear will demonstrate winning LMNTS™, an exciting breakthrough in comprehensive multi-channel, transport-based loudness processing, and SpotCheck™, an innovative transport stream compliance monitor. Also on display will be Cobalt’s new MADI card-based series of baseband audio routing solutions for mobile environments, production companies, or any application involving multi-vehicle audio signal transport.

SpotCheck – Audio Loudness Measurement and Recorded Data Logging SystemCobalt’s SpotCheck®, a transport stream compliance monitor that takes the guesswork out of loudness measurement and logging, provides a easy-to-implement path to CALM compliance and maintenance. SpotCheck monitors an IP, ASI, or a transmitted over-the-air MPEG stream at the transmit (emission) encode point, and provides easy-to-use, convenient, long-term access to loudness records for all programming initiated from a broadcasting facility.

Segments can be searched via the intuitive display of loudness plots along with date/time-stamped thumbnails of the actual corresponding programming, or can optionally be queried and correlated using a database relationship with the facility as-run automation list. SpotCheck readily pinpoints all segments that are outside of CALM compliance providing documentary proof should an erroneous complaint appear. Ethernet control enables integration with facility IT providing long-term logging/thumbnail storage.

Requiring no breakout from the MPEG stream and not affecting the emission stream in any way, SpotCheck provides an easily integrated, facility-based, powerful solution for loudness records and compliance interrogation and verification.

LMNTS (Loudness Management for n-Transport Streams)Winner of both TV Technology’s STAR and Broadcast Engineering’s Pick Hit awards at NAB 2012, LMNTS ™ (Loudness Management for n-Transport Streams) represents a quantum leap in multi-stream loudness processing by offering an economic, consistent solution that’s easy to integrate.

LMNTS uses LINEAR ACOUSTIC® Aeromax™ technology and performs automatic loudness processing across many transport streams making it ideal for MVPDs and MSOs where a large number of diverse programming sources must be simultaneously controlled. It operates at the MPEG IP transport layer to provide a practical loudness management solution without the need or complexity of external codecs transferring between baseband and MPEG external interfaces.

Available in both IP and ASI versions, LMNTS extracts and decodes audio codec packets from the program stream, performs high-quality PCM loudness processing, and then re-encodes and re-packets the audio within its stream. Physically, all data connections to LMNTS are via GigE IP or ASI interfaces using an industry-standard IT hardware platform with no intermediary breakouts.

MADI CARDS – IDEAL FOR MULTI-VEHICLE AUDIO SIGNAL TRANSPORT
Cobalt sharpened their listening skills when customers requested a new series of MADI solutions, and responded with a card-based series targeting applications involving multi-vehicle audio transport.

9374-EMDE Quad Stream SDI – AES – MADI series
Cobalt’s new series of MADI embedder/de-embedder processing cards opens up new possibilities in multi-channel/multi-source baseband audio routing (192 x 192 crosspoint switch).

The 9374-EMDE Quad Stream SDI – AES – MADI series provides a full unrestricted audio crosspoint that allows channel routing between any channels on up to four SDI steams, discrete AES-3id, and AES10 MADI interfaces. It uses standard 1694A cabling thus eliminating the need for fiber. Its excellent MADI receiver performance allows up to 250m MADI receive capability with no signal degradation.

Embed and de-embed-only versions are also available, as well as dual SDI stream 9372 and single SDI stream 9371 versions.

9257 1×9 MADI Audio Distribution Amplifier
Cobalt will also show its award-winning and scalable 9257 1×9 MADI audio distribution amplifier that provides quick and easy AES10 MADI signal distribution between vehicles without the need for fiber. The 9257 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).

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ABOUT COBALT DIGITAL INC.
Cobalt Digital Inc. designs and manufactures award-winning 3G/HD/SD-SDI 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, EVP 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

BenQ Named CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award Honoree for VW30 Series of White VA LED Monitors

IRVINE, Calif. — Nov. 13, 2012 — BenQ America Corp. today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award Honoree for its all-white VW30 Series of vertical alignment (VA) LED monitors in the “Computer Peripherals” product category. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers, and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories. more

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Air Canada’s globe TV Digital Signage Network, Powered by X2O Media, Displays Live Yammerfall Feed

MONTREAL — Nov. 13, 2012 — X2O Media, a full-service provider of software, network management, and content services for real-time visual communication applications, today announced that Air Canada has added a Yammerfall feed to its globe TV digital signage network powered by the Xpresenter(TM) platform. Yammerfall is a continuous stream of messages from Yammer, an enterprise social network, designed for display on screens in employee areas. Yammer makes it easier than ever for the airline’s in-flight service employees to connect with each other and stay up-to-date with important news, announcements, and more. more

Sennheiser presents new assistive listening solution for ADA compliance

Audio specialist Sennheiser announced its new EKI 830 bodypack infrared receiver. The new receiver offers high quality audio with superior clarity for assistive listening, ADA compliance, and language distribution systems. The new compact receiver features a 3.5 mm audio output for connection of standard headphones, as well as induction neckloops for telecoil-equipped hearing aid users. For easy ADA compliance, Sennheiser also introduces a new bundle – the USEKI830/ADA – which includes the EZT 3011 induction neckloop and the EKI 830 receiver.

The receiver is designed to offer a premium audio experience at theaters, houses of worship, government facilities and more. “With the release of new guidelines, ADA compliance of assistive listening systems has become increasingly important. The new EKI 830 receiver ensures that hearing aid listeners enjoy exceptional clarity and professional sound quality with an installed infrared system”, said Vanessa Jensen, senior product specialist, integrated systems at Sennheiser’s U.S. headquarters.

The intuitive design and user-friendly operation benefit both facilities management and end-users. The two channel receiver (2.3 / 2.8 MHz) offers selectable mono or stereo transmission mode with automatic channel saving. “The receiver’s ability to retain channel settings is extremely efficient for facilities management staff. Once the preferred audio channel has been selected, the receiver will hold the set channel even if the unit is turned off,” Jensen explained.

The receiver offers volume and balance control adjustments to meet the individual hearing needs of the listener. The 3.5 mm audio output allows connection of standard headphones or induction neckloops (both available separately). The included lithium-polymer battery ensures an operating time of up to 12 hours. The receiver is compatible with Sennheiser’s L300-10 charger, as well as the SI1015 and SI30 infrared systems.

The new EKI 830 infrared receiver is available now.

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Wowza Media Systems Releases Highly Anticipated Wowza Media Server 3.5

More Than 10 New Features Include StreamLock AddOn, Live Stream Record and Closed Captioning; Significant Enhancements to Transcoder AddOn

EVERGREEN, Colo. — Nov. 13, 2012 — Wowza Media Systems LLC, the “Any Screen Done Right(R)” media server software company, today announced the release of Wowza Media Server(R) 3.5. The latest version of the company’s award-winning software introduces savvy enhancements that allow content developers to have the critical flexibility and capabilities they need to stream media reliably the way they want — protected, scalable, high-quality and to any screen. more

David Cooper Joins L-ACOUSTICS as Regional Sales Manager for Asia

MARCOUSSIS, France — L-ACOUSTICS strengthens its commitment to the Asian market by announcing the appointment of David Cooper as regional sales manager for the territories of China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia.

Cooper has developed a strong career in sales and marketing for a number of professional audio manufacturers, notably in the Asia Pacific region. In his new role as regional sales manager, he will be responsible for building solid and supportive relationships with Asian counterparts to aid in distribution as well as developing sales targets in Asia. An important part of this activity is maintaining and fostering business activities with L-ACOUSTICS representatives and supporting their projects through technical and commercial advice and support. more

NanoLumens Comes To The Aid of James Bond For Charity Screening of ‘Skyfall’

It’s not often that a company can say that they came to the aid of James Bond, but that’s exactly what NanoLumens® did recently when two of its high tech NanoFlex™ 112” displays were featured on the black carpet of an after-party for a Toronto charity screening of the 23rd James Bond film, “Skyfall.” The screening was held to benefit Dignitas International, a medical humanitarian organization dedicated to providing a quality of life with dignity for children, youth and families affected by HIV/AIDS in the developing world.

NanoLumens, the pioneering Georgia-based company that introduced the world’s first large format flexible LED display technology, provided the special event with two NanoFlex™ 112 displays that were showcased prominently on a 10-foot tower adjacent to the front entrance, and brought the black carpet to the next level of sophistication. The NanoFlex displays were used to show Skyfall’s theatrical trailer, and promotional ads for a new 007-themed cologne.

According to Chris Tampin, Key Account Executive/Designer at APG Displays, NanoLumens’ Canadian distributor, the event organizers were looking for a display setup that would make the after-party shine from the moment the guests arrived, and NanoLumens’ NanoFlex displays were the perfect choice.

“Anyone who knows anything about James Bond knows that the legendary British spy loves and relies upon the very latest in technology of all sorts in his never-ending quest to thwart evil and save the world,” said Tampin. “Knowing this, it was important that everything about this charity event reflect and amplify the high tech atmosphere of the film — and the NanoFlex displays did exactly that!

“The NanoFlex displays were chosen for the event precisely because they could be incorporated creatively into the event design. Everyone, from the event organizers to the guests, was amazed with the quality and brightness of the displays.”

“NanoFlex displays are a state-of-the-art display technology that is unlike anything else in the market today, making them the obvious choice for their after-party,” said Josh Byrd, Director of Marketing at NanoLumens. “Like the legendary Bond himself, NanoFlex displays are able to do what was previously thought to be impossible.”

Dignitas International recently hosted the advanced screening at the Scotiabank Theater in Toronto, and drew more than 350 guests, who attended the screening and ended the night at the Skyfall After-Party at The Spoke Club in downtown Toronto. The event, supported in large part by Presenting Sponsors IMAX and EON Productions, raised more than $150,000 in support of Dignitas International’s life-saving frontline care and research efforts in Africa.

NanoLumens displays are extremely slim, ultra-lightweight, energy efficient, and feature a bright, seamless, high resolution picture quality that can be viewed from any angle throughout the display horizon without color shift or image distortion. The company’s patented display technology, which allows customers to select from 4mm up to 10mm pixel pitch (depending on the model), promises to transform the way marketers engage their customers in every type of trade show, retail, hospitality, stadium, arena, transportation and public event environment.

NanoLumens displays are designed and engineered with the environment in mind, and consume significantly less energy per square foot than conventional digital displays. Further emphasizing their commitment to eco-friendly technology, NanoLumens displays are composed of up to 50 percent reclaimed materials, and are completely recyclable. What’s more, some NanoLumens displays can be serviced from the front, making maintenance easier than ever before possible.

Designed and assembled in the United States, NanoLumens displays are offered in standard configurations as well as design-specific configurations to fit virtually any size, shape or curvature in both the NanoFlex line of flexible displays and the NanoSlim line of fixed frame displays.

The company’s technology has been named ‘Best LED Product’ of the year by Rental & Staging magazine in its 2012 INFOCOMM Product Awards Program, as well as being recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as a 2011 future-proof tech trend and cited by The Wall Street Journal in its 2010 Technology Innovations Awards. NanoLumens’ technology also received the 2011 Breakthrough Technology of the Year Award at the American Technology Awards. Digital Signage Magazine awarded the NanoLumens NanoFlex a 2011 DIGI Award for “Best New Display Device – Non-LCD or Plasma.”

About NanoLumens®:
Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, NanoLumens, Inc. (www.nanolumens.com) is a privately held corporation engaged in the research, product development, marketing and sales of unique flexible and fixed large-format LED display solutions in any size, shape, or curvature, that address a yawning technology gap in the $14 billion digital display industry. Since its founding in 2006, NanoLumens has built a portfolio of more than 20 international families of issued and filed patents on its flexible display technology that effectively address the commercial market void between relatively small flat-panel displays and huge, limited application LED boards. NanoLumens technology is not constrained by standard sizes and shapes, or by the weight, noise and cost issues traditionally associated with commercial LED products.

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