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Neumann Announces Launch of KH 310 A Three-Way Active Monitor

Old Lyme, Conn. – April 8, 2013: Premium audio brand Neumann announced the launch of its new active studio monitor: the KH 310 A. The KH 310 A is a three-way system that reflects Neumann’s philosophy of achieving the most accurate sound reproduction using state-of-the-art technology and techniques. The KH 310 A will be on display at the Neumann booth at the 2013 NAB Show (booth C3217) and will be shipping next month.

The cutting edge electro-acoustic performance of the KH 310 A is based on newly developed drivers housed in a sealed cabinet — this ensures extremely accurate reproduction over the entire frequency response at surprisingly high reproduction levels. The new KH 310 A, along with the KH 120 monitor Neumann launched in 2010, demonstrates that Neumann is not only identified with first-class microphones but also manufactures sound transducers of equally high quality for the end of the signal chain.

“The KH 120 two-way near-field monitor has set a new standard in its class,” commented Wolfgang Fraissinet, President of Neumann Berlin. “The same uncompromising innovation characterizes Neumann’s new three-way monitor, the KH 310 A.”

The KH 310 A is suited for use as a near-field monitor for mixing and mastering, or as a front loudspeaker in medium-sized surround systems, or as a rear loudspeaker for larger mult-channel systems. It is recommended for demanding applications in the fields of music production, broadcasting, post production and mastering. In combination with the Neumann studio subwoofers, KH 810 and KH 870, which feature a 7.1 High Definition Bass Manager, the KH 310 A monitor provides users with a perfect surround solution. The system is particularly relevant for use in the movie industry, which often requires monitoring solutions for multichannel recordings with 8 or more audio channels.

The KH 310 A’s treble, midrange and bass drivers have all been designed and tested by Neumann. Each driver is carefully optimized using acoustic simulations and undergoes an extensive series of measurements, ensuring an extremely linear reproduction across the entire frequency range. The bass driver provides an accurate response down to 34 Hz. This is achieved using a sealed cabinet design that provides extremely fast transient response. The mid-frequencies, essential for speech and vocals, are reproduced with exceptional precision by a dedicated soft dome midrange driver. Meanwhile, the high frequencies are handled by an alloy fabric dome in an elliptical Mathematically Modeled Dispersion™ waveguide. The result is an authentic sound, rich in detail, that provides a wide sweet spot while minimizing reflections in the vertical plane.

Three powerful class-AB amplifiers and a high-capacity SMPS power supply deliver very high headroom to the system with no audible distortion, and the acoustical controls for bass, low-mid and high frequencies make the KH 310 A a problem solver for acoustically challenging environments such as edit suites and OB vans. The KH 310 A is magnetically shielded and an exstensive range of accessories offers a diverse range of mounting options.

The status of the comprehensive protective system is indicated by a back-lit Neumann logo, which signifies the highest manufacturing quality. Manufacturing tolerances are so small that any two KH 310 A monitors can serve as a matched pair. The KH 310 A cost $2,249.95 each, and will be shipping in early May.

About Neumann

Georg Neumann GmbH, with its headquarters in Berlin, Germany, is well-known as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of microphones. The company, which was established in 1928, has a long track record of world-leading product designs and has been recognized with a string of international awards for its technology innovations. From 2010, Neumann offers this expertise in electro-acoustic transducer technologies to the studio monitoring market, and will provide optimum solutions to its customers in the areas of TV and radio broadcasting, recording, and audio productions. Neumann is now the perfect partner for both the input and the output of the audio signal path. Neumann has manufacturing facilities in Germany (microphones) and Ireland (loudspeakers), and is represented in over 50 countries worldwide by Sennheiser subsidiaries, as well as by long-term trading partners. Georg Neumann GmbH is a Sennheiser Group company.

About Sennheiser

Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Conn. Sennheiser’s pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

You can find all the latest information on Sennheiser by visiting our website at www.sennheiserusa.com or by contacting:

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Public Relations
Sennheiser Electronic Corporation
(860) 434-9190, Ext. 180
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BNY PRODUCTIONS ELIMINATES IEM DROPOUTS WITH RF VENUE’S CP BEAM ANTENNA

SIOUX CITY, IOWA – APRIL 2013: Fed up with in-ear monitor signal dropouts, popular Christian rock band Bread of Stone’s lead guitarist Bill Kirstijanto set out to find the best IEM remote antenna to end his band’s wireless headaches once and for all. And with a packed schedule for The Promises Tour with Sanctus Real, JJ Heller, and Unspoken, those headaches were starting to feel like migraines.

“On our last tour, I was getting a lot of complaints from the guys about drop-outs on our ears monitors,” said Bill. “We were having trouble getting a consistent signal with our paddle antenna, so that led us to seek out a solution for our IEMs.”

Whenever Bill isn’t on tour with Bread of Stone, he’s at the helm of Sioux City, Iowa-based live production and consulting company BNY Productions. Equally at home configuring wireless systems for clients as he is on tour using IEMs in Bread of Stone, Bill follows a common routine for system setup. “We always perform an RF scan a couple times before setting up, and then walk the stage area to see if there are any dropouts,” explained Bill. “I also try and place the pack beside our belts, instead of on our backs, so that the signal has fewer objects to travel through and ideally has line of sight when the transmit antenna is positioned at the side of the stage. IEM antenna placement is important; side stage versus rear stage can make a big difference and influence where IEM packs should be positioned.”

Bill found time in between shows to transform the BNY shop back in Iowa into a wireless test range, comparing the leading directional antennas on the market to the CP Beam from RF Venue.

“We did a normal field test – where the CP Beam performed very well – and then we did something a little more rigorous. We tuned the IEMs to occupied frequencies, and recording each antenna’s performance from the same spot. This was to test the worst case scenario.” As a result of their extensive shootout, BNY Productions now recommends the CP Beam to its clients, and Bread of Stone relies on it for The Promises Tour.

“Under extreme conditions, using the paddle antenna, we got pretty spotty performance- like we’d experienced on tour. With other helical antennas it was much worse, dropping out for ten seconds or more at time. The CP Beam was hands down the best antenna we tested,” remarked Bill.

The circularly polarized CP Beam is designed for IEM systems as well as long range wireless microphone applications, providing high gain and consistent signal, all in a lightweight foldable design that fits in a 2RU rack drawer. RF Venue CEO Chris Regan commented, “We are encouraged to see live production companies and artist monitor teams adopting the CP Beam for their IEM systems. Last year was really the first full tour season for the CP Beam, and while performance is paramount for any wireless equipment, the portability and lightweight design of the CP Beam has made a big impression on monitor engineers who are used to hauling heavy flight cases.”

“Since we’ve been using the CP Beam no one has said anything about dropouts,” commented Bill. “And in fact we’ve noticed there isn’t as much background noise with the CP beam either, so audio quality in general has improved.”

ABOUT RF VENUE RF Venue manufactures wireless audio equipment including remote antennas, RF distribution equipment, and cable assemblies. The company’s primary antenna products include the interference mitigating RF Spotlight, the lightweight foldable helical antenna CP Beam, and the polarization diversity antenna dubbed Diversity Fin. For more information visit: www.RFvenue.com

ABOUT BNY PRODUCTIONS BNY Productions provides turnkey production services for an extensive list of worship, entertainment, and commercial clients in the Midwest. The company specializes in live audio systems, video projection and distribution, as well as staging and production consulting. For more information about BNY Productions, visit: www.bnypro.com

Sonnet Announces Echo Express III-D/Echo Express III-R Three-Slot Thunderbolt-to-PCIe Expansion Chassis

Three-Slot Chassis Available as Desktop Model or 2U Rackmount Model With Optional Kit to Mount Two Mobile Rack Accessories Inside

IRVINE, Calif. — April 8, 2013 — Sonnet today announced the Echo(TM) Express III-D desktop and Echo Express III-R rackmount Thunderbolt(TM)-to-PCI Express(R) Expansion Chassis, the newest members of the company’s award-winning Echo family of Thunderbolt expansion chassis for PCIe(R) cards. Featuring three PCIe slots, a 300W power supply, and 75W auxiliary power connector, both new Thunderbolt-to-PCIe expansion chassis enable the use of a wide variety of high-performance PCI Express cards — originally designed for use in desktop computers — with any Mac(R) computer with a Thunderbolt port. These Sonnet products support every Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe card available.

Both the Echo Express III-D desktop and Echo Express III-R rackmount chassis feature dual Thunderbolt ports to support daisy-chaining of devices, and are designed for users needing the optimum solution for connecting three PCIe cards to their computer. Each new chassis supports up to three full-length, full-height, single-width PCIe 2.0 cards with one x16 and two x8 PCIe slots. The III-D is well-suited for use in most workflows and small enough to fit in many travel bags. The III-R mounts in a 2U tall (3.5 inches) rack space, and its enclosure is just 15.75 inches deep, making it perfect for use in a wide range of popular mobile racks, carts, and rack bags, and even server rooms, as well.

The III-R even saves space for other equipment — utilizing the optional Echo Express III-R Mobile Rack Kit, users can install two 5.25-inch form factor mobile rack devices in the III-R’s enclosure. The mobile rack supports a wide array of devices — ranging from an internal LTO tape drive plus four swappable 2.5-inch SSDs, to an optical drive plus a Sonnet Qio(TM) MR pro universal media reader, to three swappable 3.5-inch hard disk drives — without taking up additional rack space. The Mobile Rack Kit easily installs into the Echo chassis’ enclosure and houses one full-height (3.2 inches) or two half-height (1.6 inches) mobile rack devices up to 8 inches deep. A separate 80W power supply inside the Mobile Rack Kit powers the installed devices while its internal fan works to keep things cool.

Each new Echo chassis integrates a universal 300W power supply and includes a 75W PCIe power connector for cards that require supplementary power, such as the Avid(R) Pro Tools|HDX or the new RED(R) ROCKET-X. Two large, remarkably quiet, temperature-controlled, variable-speed fans and airflow management ensure that hot-running cards and the chassis’ components remain reliably cool. Because the fans speed up and slow down in steps as needed, there is no guesswork in setting a switch position, and no need for tools to change settings. Larger, slower-spinning fans make the Echo Express III-D and III-R the quietest Echo chassis yet. They also conserve energy by powering on and off with the computer to which they are attached.

The Echo Express III-D and Echo Express III-R enable iMac(R), Mac mini, MacBook(R) Air, and MacBook Pro(R) computers equipped with a Thunderbolt port to use Thunderbolt-compatible professional video I/O, audio interface, SAS and SATA HBA, 8Gb Fibre Channel, 10Gb Ethernet, and RAID controller cards. The list of compatible cards is available on Sonnet’s website and is continually expanding as more cards are tested and certified. Like the other models in the Echo family, the Echo Express III-D and Echo Express III-R were designed, engineered, and built by Sonnet in California. The systems are backed with Sonnet’s Pro five-year warranty.

“We designed the Echo Express III-D and Echo Express III-R with pro users’ requests in mind,” said Robert Farnsworth, CEO of Sonnet Technologies. “Building upon the design of the Echo Express Pro, adding a third PCIe slot was an obvious improvement, but designing a chassis specifically for use in mobile racks, carts, and rack-bags enabled us to think outside the box. Using the extra space in the rackmount enclosure as a mounting space for mobile rack form factor devices is just one of several features that merge customer input and creative design work.”

The Echo Express III-D (part number ECHO-EXP3F-D) has a suggested retail price of $979. The Echo Express III-R (part number ECHO-EXP3F-R) has a suggested retail price of $1,199. The Echo Express III-R Mobile Rack Kit (part number ECHO-EXP3F-R-MR) has a suggested retail price of $149.95. All are expected to be available in August 2013. More information on the products is available at www.sonnettech.com/product/echoexpressiii.html.

More information on Sonnet and its other products is available at www.sonnettech.com.

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About Sonnet Technologies
Sonnet Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of storage systems, Thunderbolt(TM) technology PCIe(R) expansion products, interface cards, and media readers for professional users in the audio, video, and broadcast industries. Sonnet’s Thunderbolt expansion products enable the use of pro audio I/O and DSP cards, pro video capture and transcoding cards, interface cards, and other high-performance PCIe cards with mini, portable, and all-in-one computers. The company’s product line features a range of high-performance, cost-effective, and reliable portable, desktop, and rackmount RAID storage solutions. For more than 25 years Sonnet has pioneered and brought to market numerous innovative and award-winning products that enhance the performance and connectivity of Mac(R), Windows(R), and other industry-standard computers. More information is available at www.sonnettech.com.

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ASHLY AUDIO NE4250 MULTI-CHANNEL AMP/DSP CONNECTS WITH THE NEW JONESVILLE FIREHOUSE

JONESVILLE, NEW YORK – APRIL 2013: For ninety years, the Jonesville Volunteer Fire Department (JVFD) has been protecting the people and property of what was once a farming community and is now a thriving suburb of Albany, New York. In response to the growing population and infrastructure for which it is responsible, the JVFD recently completed construction on a second firehouse. Pro Sound Associates (Guilderland, New York) and Live Sound, Inc. (Troy, New York) worked with electrical contractor Tech Electric (Waterford, New York) and electrical engineers M/E Engineering (Schenectady, New York) to design and install a forward-thinking, robust, sound reinforcement system centered on an Ashly ne4250.70pe combination four-channel amplifier and digital signal processor.

“Of course this was a public bid, and we had to stay very competitive,” said Dominick Campana, owner of Pro Sound Associates. “The two-rack space Ashly ne4250.70pe offered us all the functionality we needed at a very reasonable price. The control room is very small and there was no place for a wall rack. We had to fit all of our equipment in existing cabinetry. Moreover, we had to cover four zones, each with different types of loudspeakers and different acoustics. The Ashly ne4250.70pe has plenty of power to drive the system, and its DSP capabilities allowed us to effectively deal with the different acoustics.”

Two channels of amplification feed three customer-specified Bogen loudspeakers each in the apparatus bay, which is where the trucks are parked and ambient noise is often substantial. The third channel of amplification feeds four more Bogen loudspeakers in the gear room and flex bay, where ambient noise is less of a problem. Finally, the fourth channel of amplification feeds an extended string of eight contractor ceiling speakers in the radio, fitness and training rooms, and the office and corridors.

Inputs to a Shure SCM-262 mixer with priority ducking include a Tascam CD player with iPod input, a feed from the fire radio dispatch, and a desktop paging microphone. In every room, except the apparatus bay, simple wall attenuators provide adequate volume control. Because the apparatus bay loudspeakers were tapped at their highest setting and receiving 250W per string, a wall attenuator wasn’t a good choice. Instead, Campana installed an Ashly WR-1, which provides separate DSP-based control of the apparatus bay volumes via two rotary dials.

“We have a long history working with Ashly and have always found their products to be rock solid,” said Campana. “Moreover, Ashly’s Protea™ DSP software is one of – if not the – easiest to program. They’ve worked out the networking so that all we have to do is plug it and our computer into the network, scan for devices, and it comes right up. You’re right into it. It’s great to have that kind of consistently stable performance to rely on.”

ABOUT ASHLY AUDIO Ashly Audio Inc. is recognized as a world leader in the design and manufacturing of high quality & high performance signal processing equipment and power amplification for use in the commercial sound contracting and professional audio markets. The 37-year old company is headquartered in Webster, New York U.S.A.

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Riedel Releases Universal Bidirectional Video I/O Card for MediorNet Modular Real-Time Network

WUPPERTAL, Germany — April 8, 2013 — Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced the release of a universal video I/O card for the company’s MediorNet Modular real-time network. Supporting a variety of small form-factor pluggable (SFP) optical transceivers, the MediorNet MN-HDO-4IO universal video card enables the flexible configuration of MediorNet systems for bidirectional transport of analog composite video, HDMI, and optical or coaxial SDI signals.

“The universal card for MediorNet provides the user with an even greater amount of connectivity for various video signals,” said Thomas Riedel, CEO, Riedel Communications. “This is one more step forward in providing complete signal transport solutions with ever-tighter integration and ease of use.”

Ideal for environments including broadcast facilities, studios, OB vans, and stadiums, the MediorNet bidirectional video card brings added flexibility to Riedel’s MediorNet Modular system. Depending on the SFP transceivers installed in each of the four positions, the card provides either four HD (1.5G) or two 1080p (3G) bidirectional video signals. With different SFPs, the user can have analog video, HDMI, or optical SDI video I/O. HDMI I/Os employ self-locking mini HDMI connectors. Customers will be able to specify their particular signal requirements when they place their order. These new card sets will be available in May.

Riedel will demonstrate this versatile bidirectional video card with the MediorNet network at the 2013 NAB Show, booth C4937.

Further information about Riedel and the company’s products is available at www.riedel.net.

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About Riedel Communications
Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1987, the company now employs more than 400 people at 11 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

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Waves SoundGrid® Optimizes Live Streaming Platform at The FADER FORT Presented by Converse

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, April 4, 2013 — During this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) music and media conference, Waves Audio, the industry leader in professional audio digital signal processing for the consumer, live sound and professional audio market sectors, helped optimize the quality of live and archived streams powered by Dell from The FADER FORT Presented by Converse’s award-winning, four-day event.

The Waves team spearheaded the design and coordination of the audio mixing, processing and archiving solution installed at The FADER FORT Presented by Converse for the festivities, which were held in Austin, Texas, March 13-16. Waves provided its SoundGrid® professional audio processing and networking technology for the event. The SoundGrid technology was hosted on high-performance Dell Precision workstations to enable processing of the dedicated broadcast audio mix, together with multi-track archiving of shows by a line-up of innovative and emerging artists. The fully redundant system included dual Allen & Heath iLive digital audio mixing consoles and associated MixRacks outfitted with M-Waves audio networking cards. Each M-Waves interface card supported real-time processing of up to 64 audio channels by Waves-compatible plug-ins hosted on the SoundGrid platforms. The cards additionally fed 48 channels of unprocessed audio via SoundGrid’s Audio-over-Ethernet networking protocol to the PreSonus Studio One multi-track recording software. This setup allowed engineers Ken “Pooch” Van Druten (Linkin Park, Slash, Van Halen) and Brett Orrison (Hard Rock Hotel, House of Blues) to fine-tune the broadcast mix between artist performances through the system’s virtual soundcheck capabilities. Van Druten and Orrison mixed with the aid of Focal Solo6 BE near field monitors.

Tomer Elbaz, Executive Vice President, Waves Audio Consumer Electronics Division, stated, “The Dell Precision workstations give creative professionals new levels of performance, and it is fitting that Waves is able to offer our professional audio expertise and, with our SoundGrid platform, provide the ultimate live streaming solution for the showcase. Waves DSP and design are used by leading professional producers and engineers in all areas of entertainment audio, and our ongoing collaboration with Dell allows us to provide comprehensive processing solutions.”

Van Druten stated, “This truly was a flawless event. We saw over fifty bands in five days, and the Dell Precision workstations never missed a beat running Waves MultiRack and 64 channels of multitrack audio. Combined with the Allen & Heath iLive, the Waves SoundGrid made for giant sounds in a small package. All in all, a home run.”

The final broadcast audio mix was transported to a NewTek video production switcher, where it was combined with the onstage camera signals. That content was then sent to two Dell Precision M6700 Covet Edition mobile workstations, featuring Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme Edition processors, for encoding to a web-friendly format for live streaming.

“As leaders in their respective market sectors, it is natural that Dell and Waves are partnering to bring the precise professional studio sound of FADER FORT Presented by Converse performances to consumers,” stated Jack Joseph Puig, Waves Director of Creative Innovation. “With Waves’ professional audio expertise, combined with Dell’s industry leading workstations, we can enable professional producers and engineers in all areas of entertainment audio to do what they do best. We look forward to continuing to work with Dell to introduce some exciting technological innovations in audio.”

The FADER FORT Presented by Converse, with live stream powered by Dell, hosted four days of performances by some of today’s most innovative and emerging artists, including Solange, Earl Sweatshirt, DIIV, Sky Ferreira, The Afghan Whigs and many others. Surprise guests included Usher, Diddy, Macklemore, Trae, T.I., B.O.B., Yo Gotti, Travis Scott and Pharrell.

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Riedel Expands AVB-Enabled Solutions With New Connect AVB Interfaces for Real-Time Ethernet Intercom Applications

WUPPERTAL, Germany — April 8, 2013 — Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that it has extended its line of AVB-capable products with the release of the Connect AVB (Audio Video Bridging) interfaces Connect A8 and Connect C8, which enable the reliable real-time transport of analog or AES3/EBU digital audio over AVB-capable local area networks (LANs) with guaranteed quality of service.

“Until now, issues with latency, reliability, and missing synchronization have prevented the connection of intercom panels over LAN environments in broadcast facilities, studios, and OB units,” said Thomas Riedel, CEO, Riedel Communications. “Solutions in our AVB-enabled product line negate these challenges, offering a real-time communication solution that meets the quality demands of professional intercom users.”

Intercom applications for Riedel’s AVB-capable products include matrix-to-control panel connections via LAN, audio distribution via LAN, matrix-to-matrix trunking connections via LAN, and distribution of digital party lines via LAN. The Connect AVB converts signals between AES and AVB standards, supporting the transport of audio signals from equipment such as the Riedel Performer and Artist digital intercom systems on existing network infrastructures.

The Connect AVB modules can be used alone as a throw-down module or with a Riedel Smart Rack system. Built into a compact 9.5-inch, 1-RU housing, the new Connect AVB C8 offers eight AES connections on BNC. The device supports both bidirectional AES for intercom panels and unidirectional transport for broadcast AES. Riedel’s new Connect AVB A8 provides eight analog inputs and outputs on RJ45 connectors.

Riedel is member of the AVnu Alliance and designs its AVB-capable products according to the guidelines of interoperability certification by the AVnu Alliance.

Riedel will demonstrate the Connect AVB suite in action at the 2013 NAB Show, booth C4937.

Further information about Riedel and the company’s products is available at www.riedel.net.

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About AVB
Audio Video Bridging (AVB), also known as Ethernet AVB, is the common name for the set of technical standards developed by the IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging Task Group. Ethernet AVB adds latency guarantees and bandwidth reservation for media streams to the existing Ethernet protocols. Ethernet AVB requires AVB-compatible Ethernet hardware (switches and NICs) but remains backward compatible with existing Ethernet standards. This means that only the sections of a network that are supposed to send or receive AVB streams need to be updated to AVB-compatible hardware. Unlike IEEE 1588 PTP-based standards, AVB includes a stream reservation protocol, allowing one to use the same network infrastructure for IP services (e.g. fileserver access, corporate network) and communications without risking delays or a loss of audio.

AVB Standards
Ethernet AVB is built upon a basis of three major standards:
- 802.1Qav specifies queuing and forwarding rules that shape the traffic to avoid bottlenecks at any bridge or end station.
- 802.1Qat: defines the stream reservation protocol that sets up the path allowing a stream to go across the AVB cloud.
- 802.1AS allows microsecond-accurate time synchronization across all AVB nodes.

Media is packetized following the IEEE P1733 and IEEE P1722 standards.

About AVnu Alliance
The IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging standards are promoted by AVnu Alliance, which is formed and supported by major brands including Analog Devices, Avid, Barco, Biamp Systems, Bosch, Broadcom, Cisco Systems, ClearOne, Extreme Networks, Focusrite, Harman International, Intel Corporation, Lab X Technologies, LOUD Technologies, Marvell, Meyer Sound Laboratories, Peavey, PreSonus, Renesas Electronics, Riedel Communications, Sennheiser, Shure, TC Group, Texas Instruments, UMAN, Vitesse Semiconductor, Xilinx, XMOS, Yamaha, and others. For more information please visit www.avnu.org.

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About Riedel Communications
Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1987, the company now employs more than 400 people at 11 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

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Riedel Transforms Live Production Setup With MediorNet Compact Pro Interface for Grass Valley Cameras

WUPPERTAL, Germany — April 8, 2013 — Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced the release of a new interface card that enables Grass Valley(R) LDK and the brand-new LDX series 3G broadcast camera systems and their base stations to integrate with the Riedel MediorNet Compact real-time media network. Through this innovative approach to camera-signal transport, Riedel allows users to cable their camera systems just once and assign camera resources quickly and easily to meet changing production requirements.

“Seamless interfacing for Grass Valley’s renowned camera systems expands our idea of fully integrated networks even further,” said Thomas Riedel, CEO at Riedel Communications. “The new Grass Valley interface card allows users to route bidirectional camera signals, including all embedded audio and telemetry control data, through MediorNet, which facilitates the free assignment of cameras to any base station or CCU within the network. This solution transforms live production setup, eliminating the need for rewiring while enabling users to realize unparalleled speed, flexibility, and simplicity in establishing new camera configurations.”

MediorNet Compact is a cost-effective and easy-to-use solution for integrated media signal distribution and processing. Supporting fiber signal transport for 3G/HD/SD-SDI video, audio, data, and intercom signals, along with 50 Gb/s network bandwidth that enables high-capacity signal transport, this solution is ideal for streamlining infrastructures in any mobile, studio, or live event application.

The simple addition of the Grass Valley camera interface card to a MediorNet Compact Pro frame provides users with two camera ports that enable transport of all camera signals, including audio, comms, and control data. The connection of the MediorNet network to the Grass Valley camera supports the rapid realization of remote broadcast setups in stadiums, racecourses, and other venues and permits the use of these systems at cable lengths that are unachievable with standard hybrid cables. The MN-C-OPT-GV2 Grass Valley Card for MediorNet Compact Pro provides the same feature set as the MN-GV-2 Card for MediorNet Modular frames.

Riedel will demonstrate its integration with Grass Valley cameras at the 2013 NAB Show in booth C4937.

Additional information about Riedel Communications and the company’s MediorNet product line is available www.riedel.net.

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About Riedel Communications
Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1987, the company now employs more than 400 people at 11 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

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Riedel Introduces iPad App for Live Metering of Artist Digital Matrix Intercom Systems

WUPPERTAL, Germany — April 8, 2013 — Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced the release of the Artist Level Meter app for iPad(R). By monitoring and controlling up to eight freely assignable audio inputs of an Artist digital matrix intercom system, the iPad app allows the intercom administrator to manage the four-wire input levels of an Artist system from anywhere.

“Our Artist Level Meter app extends both the utility and convenience of our popular intercom solution,” said Thomas Riedel, CEO at Riedel Communications. “By offering Riedel customers a wireless solution for controlling the gains on the Artist’s four-wire inputs, we give them an even higher level of flexibility and convenience, especially in larger digital intercom installations.”

The Artist Level Meter app complements Riedel’s Artist Director configuration software, a full-fledged management system that runs on PC systems and provides comprehensive access, setup, and control of any aspect of an Artist system. When administrators are away from the computer, the iPad app gives them wireless access and configuration capabilities.

Riedel will demonstrate this new app in action at the 2013 NAB Show, booth C4937.

Further information about Riedel and the company’s products is available at www.riedel.net.

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About Riedel Communications
Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1987, the company now employs more than 400 people at 11 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

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The Bose® L1® Model II System with B1 Bass Module Takes Latin GRAMMY® Winner Joe Posada Everywhere He And His Music Need To Go

From small clubs on San Antonio’s West Side to large ballrooms for concerts and high-profile corporate events, the Bose® L1® Model II system with B1 bass module and T1 ToneMatch® audio engine give
Posada and his band what they need

Framingham, Massachusetts, April 4, 2013 – Tejano saxophonist Joe Posada recently capped his five GRAMMY® and four Latin GRAMMY® nominations with winning a Latin GRAMMY Award for Best Tejano Album in 2012. Posada is widely renowned by music lovers for having combined the sounds of jazz and Tejano, thus creating a unique genre fusion that has earned him enthusiastic audiences over the course of more than 40 years. A native of San Antonio, Texas, Posada’s recording career began in 1967 when he was 13, on the single “Por Última Vez,” as the sax player for Fito Riojas and The Sensations, and this launched a decades-long career as an in-demand sideman and solo artist. Today, Posada tours mainly with a trio, backed by his son, J. Posada, Jr. on drums and keyboardist Charlie Bernal, playing a wide range of gigs from small clubs to large ballrooms. At every one of these engagements, Posada plays and sings through the L1® Model II system, with B1 Bass Module and T1 ToneMatch® audio engine from Bose® Professional Systems Division, and he’ll be adding a second L1 system and two additional B1 bass modules in the very near future as he continues to play larger and larger venues.

“We had been working with products from other manufacturers, but it wasn’t enough for a lot of shows,” says Posada. “Mack, the salesperson at Sweetwater, told me about the Bose L1 system, and I did some research on it. It seemed too good to be true – it looked incredibly light but supposedly provided powerful sound. I have to admit I was skeptical, but he said to try it out. I did and we’ve used it for every gig ever since. It sounds incredibly clear, even at the bottom end – we use the Akai EWI [Electronic Wind Instrument controller], and it has seven octaves and can really get down low, and the L1 handles all of that easily. Other speakers would begin to distort, but the B1 subs handle it like it is nothing. We’re using some condenser microphones on the drums and percussion, and it handles everything in the kit beautifully, from the highs to the lows, from the kick to the chimes.”

Posada was impressed by the L1 system design – a 24-speaker articulated line array that delivers 180-degree horizontal sound coverage and produces the most consistent tonal balance with little volume drop-off over distance – allowing Posada to place the system behind the band without ever encountering feedback, thus eliminating the need for monitors. “It’s incredibly light to begin with, and then you don’t have to carry around separate monitors,” he says. “Load-in, tear-down and load-out is a breeze. It’s made to order for what we do every night. I’m totally sold on the Bose L1 system and ToneMatch engine.”

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