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SurgeX International Commissions Global AC Power and Grounding White Paper

Audio Systems Group’s Jim Brown authors essential guide for consultants and integrators

BLUE BELL, Pennsylvania — SurgeX International, the industry leading manufacturer of AC power distribution and protection products for the global marketplace, announces the free availability of a new white paper, Power and Grounding for Audio and Video Systems: A White Paper for the Real World – International Edition.

Authored by Jim Brown of Chicago’s Audio Systems Group, Inc., the 43-page document was commissioned by SurgeX International to serve consultants and IT/AV system integrators as a core guide on the proper implementation of 120/230-volt AC power platforms with correct connection, distribution and grounding practices. An indispensable resource for anyone involved in complex system design and integration, the document has been published for complimentary distribution on the SurgeX International website at www.surgexinternational.com/pdf/SurgeX-Power-Ground-EU.pdf.

“The implementation of proper AC power and grounding practices for integrated systems is commonly overlooked,” says SurgeX International Director of Engineering Andy Benton. “So we asked Jim Brown to help enlighten our consultant and integrator base with a definitive white paper on the subject. There are only a handful of IT/AV consultants on the planet that understand these issues at the level that Jim does, and his course at InfoComm has become a requisite for professionals looking to secure CTS status and beyond.”

Brown, himself, adds, “I’m very pleased that SurgeX International saw a need for a global AC power and grounding white paper and commissioned our consulting group to write this document. To me, this demonstrates their commitment to the industry well beyond simply selling power protection and will ultimately help customers design trouble-free AC power platforms for complex integrated systems.”

SurgeX International, based in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, USA, has been providing patented AC power protection and distribution products to the professional IT/AV, industrial, education, government and military markets for over 18 years. SurgeX International is a member of the IAG family of products.

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134th AES Convention Overview

Sponsors – Tracks – Workshops – Papers

ROME: Sponsors, Presenters and attendees are preparing for the first Audio Engineering Convention to be held in the Eternal City. Scheduled for May 4 -7 at Rome’s Fontana di Trevi Conference Centre, the 134th AES Convention will maximize the scenic and social advantages of one of the world’s most beloved cities. “We have coordinated a full program of distinguished speakers, timely tracks, and stimulating special events designed to provide information, inspiration in an incomparable setting,” states Convention Chairman Umberto Zanghieri. “Established audio pros and students preparing for next-generation jobs, will benefit immeasurably from this convention experience.

“In addition to an extraordinary technical and educational program, the Convention will feature special displays by over a dozen prominent Sponsors,” Zanghieri emphasizes. “We are pleased to welcome, Audio Precision, Audiomatica Srl, B&C Speakers, bdSound, CharterOak, Crane Song Ltd., EKO Music Group spa, Fairlight Europe, Klippel GmbH, LAMBDA srl, Microtech Gefell GmbH, RCF spa, Trinnov Audio and ZP Engineering srl, and we thank them for their support.”

Over 140 Papers Sessions, Workshops, Tutorials, Engineering Briefs, Student and Career Development events have been developed for the Convention. Preliminary lists of presentation titles are posted at http://www.aes.org/events/134/ click on the “Visitors” button for details. The Convention will also host Standards Committee and Technical Council Meetings. A variety of social events have been coordinated to support enhanced one-to-one connectivity throughout the four-day event.

The 134th AES Convention technical program is highlighted by Five Convention Tracks developed to provide timely, comprehensive perspectives on Live Sound, Loudness Issues, Recording Techniques, Spatial Sound and, Sound For Pictures and TV.

Papers Co-Chairs Veronique Larcher and Angelo Farina and their review committee evaluated over a hundred submissions in search of the most compelling presentations. Subjects encompass such issues as: Improving Listening Ability Using E-Learning Methods and Evaluation of Acoustic Features for Music Emotion Recognition. Click on Papers for comprehensive details.

Workshop and Tutorials Programs, will provide attendees with invaluable information on topics ranging from 3-D Audio Automotive Applications; Multichannel Immersive Audio Formats for 3-D Cinema and Home Theater; and, Creative Distortion? You Are in the Over-Driver’s Seat. Click on Workshops and Tutorials for preliminary program details.

A formal preliminary program will be posted at www.aes.org soon.

“Every AES Convention offers a unique opportunity for acquiring real-world insights from recognized leaders in professional audio,” Zanghieri remarked. “The benefits of interacting with product developers, researchers, educators, students and peers are pillars of AES events. The fact that Rome is our host city makes this Convention even more compelling,” he concludes.

For details on Convention Tracks visit: http://www.aes.org/events/134/program/

The deadline for Advance Registration is April 19, 2013 and you can register here: http://www.aes.org/events/134/registration/

Many unique and wonderful hotels are situated near the Trevi Conference Center as are unforgettable Roman ruins. Accommodations are available at special AES rates in a few selected hotels. Prices listed are good until April 5th. For information on reservations click here: http://www.aes.org/events/134/visitors/hotels/

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Photo: The 134th AES Convention will be held in Rome, Italy – May 4-7, 2013

The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers. The AES counts over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. For additional information visit http://www.aes.org

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Zylight Upgrades Product Line for NAB 2013

LOS ANGELES – Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, will debut new accessories and configurations for its current product line, formally introduce its F8 LED Fresnel, and announce lower prices on select products at the 2013 NAB Show (Booth C5446), which runs April 8-11 in Las Vegas, Nev.

The IS3c LED light, an updated version of Zylight’s acclaimed IS3 large panel cyclorama and beauty light, now ships with a custom soft box produced exclusively by Chimera for Zylight. The fully dimmable IS3c is a wide, high-output soft light with built-in controls for adjusting color temperature, color correction, and Zylight’s Color Mode, which produces millions of colors without gels or filters.

“We’ve made some software improvements, but the big difference our customers will see is the Chimera softbox as part of thepackage,” said Charlie Collias, senior vice president, worldwide sales. “The IS3c is great for many setups, but some beauty shots require the diffused uniform light you get from a softbox. That’s where this new standard configuration really shines – the new IS3c provides the versatility to handle studio cyc wall washing as well as productions where a large soft light source is needed.”

Zylight will also unveil an optional travel case for its compact Z90 LED light. Available in DV, ENG, and DP configurations, the new case features custom foam cutouts for secure storage of the Z90 and its accessories. The versatile Z90 can instantly switch between daylight and tungsten, and offers full Color Mode output with separate hue and saturation control.

After showing a proof of concept at the NAB Show last year, Zylight will formally introduce its 2013 F8 LED Fresnel in tungsten (3200K) and daylight (5600K) versions. For easy transport and storage, the rugged F8 collapses to less than four inches thick. It is also water resistant (IP54 rated) for use in challenging environments, and can be powered by a worldwide AC adapter or standard 14.4V camera battery. The fully dimmable F8 is also equipped with an eight-inch SCHOTT glass lens, maintains traditional Fresnel beam shaping, and offers a patented focusing system for spot and flood operations.

To help introduce the F8, two invited speakers will share their shooting experiences at Zylight’s NAB booth. On Monday, April 8, at noon, Boston-based DP Tom Guilmette will discuss how the new Zylight F8 performed in the unforgiving weather conditions at the top of Mount Washington. Matt Kearney, vice president of Fastec Imaging, will show how his company’s ultra-portable TS3Cine high-speed handheld camera works with Zylight’s flicker-free LED lights on Tuesday, April 9, at 1 p.m.

Zylight will also debut new lower pricing at the show. The new IS3c with custom softbox has an MSRP of $2,699, while the Z90’s MSRP has been reduced to $935. The new custom Z90 travel case has an MSRP of $279 and will be available in May. The F8 has an MSRP of $2,400 and will ship in June, but NAB attendees can receive a $200 rebate on all F8 orders through May 15.

ABOUT ZYLIGHT LLC

Zylight was founded in 2003 with one mission: Bring truly intelligent, time-saving lighting to the entertainment production industry. Our award-winning team has more than 80 years of combined industry experience, and we continue to develop innovative LED lighting solutions to help make your job easier. With more than 50 dealers worldwide, Zylight continues to grow its brand to a large international audience. More Than Bright – Zylight. Find out more at www.zylight.com.

Clear-Com Unveils Further Enhancements to Its Tempest Digital Wireless Intercoms at Prolight + Sound 2013

Latest Updates Include a Remote Line Extender

FRANKFURT, APRIL 3, 2013 ─ Clear-Com®, a global leader in critical voice communications systems, announces enhancements to its Tempest Digital Wireless Intercoms at Prolight + Sound 2013 (Hall 8.0, Stand L51). Among the enhancements is a Remote Line Extender, which further increases the Tempest systems’ ability to provide ultra-portable wireless communications capabilities in RF-rich environments.

The Tempest®2400 is a 2.4-GHz, feature-rich wireless intercom with either a two- or four-channel offering that delivers cutting-edge RF technologies to ensure interference-free communications for tours and performance facilities. The Tempest2400 offers a Seamless Roaming feature, which provides users with continuous wireless coverage across an expanded production space. The Seamless Roaming feature allows BeltStation users to migrate between as many as 16 different Tempest BaseStations (coverage areas or zones), allowing audio professionals to focus on critical production cues rather than on the settings of their wireless BeltStations. This gives them the ability to move freely and wirelessly throughout large venues separated by large distances, such as multi-studio complexes and sports arenas. Both Seamless Roaming and iSelect Roaming are available to accommodate virtually every application need.

The new Tempest Remote Transceiver Line Extender increases the system’s cable run distance of a remote antenna by 3,000 feet (914 meters), with one Line Extender or 2,000 feet (609 meters) per Line Extender if using more than one Line Extender. This allows for the deployment of larger systems with longer cable runs from the BaseStation. A total of three Line Extenders can be connected to provide total coverage of up to 7,500 feet (2286 meters).

About Clear-Com®
Clear-Com, an HME company, is a global provider in professional voice communications systems since 1968. We develop and market proven intercom technologies such as Analog & Digital Partyline, Digital Matrix, Wireless and Intercom-over-IP systems for critical communication applications in broadcast, performance venues, military, government and enterprise markets. Recognized for our legacy of intercom innovations, production teams around the world have come to depend on Clear-Com for clear, reliable and scalable communications solutions. For more information, please visit www.clearcom.com.

Bexel Adds Two More to Expanding Roster

BURBANK, April 3, 2013 – Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, has brought on two new hires, Paul Kasparian and Lars Osterlind, as company growth continues, and its reach across the broadcast industry expands.

Kasparian joins Bexel as a key account manager, responsible for growing Bexel’s business with enterprise level customers, specifically television networks, major cable program providers and sports venues, all with an eye on developing new business within these vertical markets. Kasparian brings a wealth of valuable experience with him to Bexel after holding senior management roles in broadcast business development at Panasonic Solutions Company, and in digital video at JVC Professional Products Company, among other industry leaders.

Osterlind is a systems engineer in Bexel’s Engineered Systems & Solutions (ESS) division, with more than 30 years of industry experience in engineering and operations for live productions and events, as well as systems design engineering. ESS offers unique end-to-end solutions, including systems integration, fiber and infrastructure support. Prior to joining Bexel, Osterlind served as a broadcast systems engineer for the Harris Corporation.

“We are excited to have Paul and Lars on the Bexel team,” says Bexel President and General Manager Halid Hatic. “They are yet another example of the top-tier talent that makes Bexel the go-to services and solutions company for the broadcast industry. As Bexel expands, we are thoughtful in our approach to growing our team, and strategic in putting the most important people in place to serve our customers and their projects.”

About Bexel:
Bexel is the pre-eminent worldwide provider of broadcast services including video and audio equipment rentals, fiber services, new audio sales, used equipment sales, and repairs/maintenance. Bexel provides brilliantly designed and flawlessly executed systems and solutions to all customers – including producers of the biggest and most important televised events in the world. For more information, visit http://www.bexel.com, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

About the Vitec Group:
Capture the moment™

For over 100 years, through every innovation in photography, film and digital image-making, Vitec businesses have developed a powerful portfolio of brand and products that have enabled some of the most amazing moments to be captured under some of the most challenging conditions. Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast photographic and military aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Vitec is based on strong, well-known premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organized in three divisions: Videocom, Imaging and Services. Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG. Imaging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events. Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fiber optic and wireless technology used by TV production and film crews. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.

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Ciphertex Debuts Portable, Secure NAS Server at NAB

NAB Booth SL12510



CX-6K-AV 24TB Designed to Meet Needs of Entertainment-Media Industry

(LOS ANGELES,CA) Ciphertex, the global provider of unique hardware-encrypted storage products, will unveil the CX-6K-AV at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 8-11. This new 24TB portable, highly secure NAS server is ideal for backup, disaster recovery and business continuity, file sharing and virtualization, will be showcased at booth #SL12510, along with the company's full line of encrypted digital storage solutions.

"The Ciphertex CX-6K-AV is a compact, lightweight, high-performance server designed for directors, producers, postproduction and archival facilities that need a secure, portable NAS server," says Jerry Kaner, CEO and founder of Los Angeles-based Ciphertex. "More than any other market, media and entertainment demands performance. What is unique about the CX-6K-AV is that our AES 256-bit encryption engine provides the high level of security with no loss of performance. The combination of portability, encryption and high performance are a first in a server for this market."

Ciphertex comes to the media and entertainment space with an uncommon level of experience. The company is the leading provider of secure, portable data storage systems using advanced hardware encryption for the forensics, oil and gas, government and healthcare market. The work in which they are engaged for those sectors demands an incomparable level and depth of security. For the entertainment industry, a natural outgrowth of their historical competencies, Ciphertex has been successfully collaborating with Universal, Sony, Warner Bros. and HBO.

Kaner notes that the Motion Picture Association of America statistics point to piracy costs in the U.S. of $58 billion annually, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says that such piracy threatens 19 million American jobs. As digital picture capture dramatically increases across all production, secure digital storage of assets is a primary concern for on-set and near-set digital dailies and postproduction.

The Ciphertex CX-6K-AV server offers lightning fast transfer of video dailies, high bit-rate audio files, 3D renderings and other high-resolution content. It serves as both IP-SAN (iSCSI) and NAS, offering advanced RAID configuration with hot-swap capability. The cost-effective server can store HD video footage and transmit fully encrypted data using AES 256-bt encryption at an incredibly fast 1,000 MB/s over a 10 GbE network.

Ideal for the production ecosystem, the new NAS server is packed with security features to stop all unauthorized data access and prevent data breach even if the hard drives or the device is stolen. The dual OS embedded on the DOM architecture ensure redundancy. If one of the two operating systems fails, the other will boot up and operate normally while repairing the failed system. The dual Gb LAN ports can also be configured for failover, which allows the Ciphertex CX-6K-AV to sustain the failure of one network port and still provide continuous service.

The CX-6K-AV is VMware certified, Citrix XenServer ready, and Windows Hyper-V compliant. With an advanced Intel Core i3-3220, dual-core processor with 3.3 GHz, 2 GB DDR3 memory, it enables fast data transfers directly to any workstation via its 1GbE or 10 GbE interface and connects to external devices over eSATA or USB-3. The server easily accommodates three streams of 1080p24 at 16-bit RGB, three streams of 2K x 1,556p24 at 16-bit RGB or one stream of 4Kp24 (RED) at 10-bit RGB.

"Multiple users, such as teams of editors in different locations, can aggregate two units and have access to the same files for postproduction efficiency, business continuity and asset protection," says Kaner. "Data transfer to 4TB USB-3 also ensures fast movement of assets from location to location."

The Ciphertex CX-6K-AV's small footprint makes it quick and easy to set up and dismantle networks wherever they are required. The portable NAS server units are available with an air-tight, water-tight and shatter-resistant field kit to ensure reliability in all environments.

The CX-6K-AV is expandable with Ciphertex's 20TB CX-Ranger RAID for a total capacity of 44TB of algorithm-encrypted storage. Additional CX-6K-AV units can also be networked together.

For under $5,000 the Ciphertex CX-6K-AV server is expected to ship in late spring 2013.

About Ciphertex
Ciphertex was launched in 2011 and differentiates itself from the rest of the storage industry by securing data with real-time AES-256 encryption/decryption implemented in hardware in an ergonomically- designed, portable direct attached storage system and in software in powerful NAS systems. Ciphertex offers a full line of encrypted digital storage solutions ranging from a 1TB pocket drive to 48TB expandable, rack-mounted network servers.

For more information, visit www.ciphertex.com, or call 877.977.8878.

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Four Audio to Launch New Dante™ Products at PL&S

Portland, OR-April 3, 2013- Audinate the inventor of Dante, the award winning digital media networking solution, and OEM partner Four Audio, developers of high-end loudspeaker measurement and management solutions for professional audio, today announced the launch of two new products at PL&S.

The first is a new product called the DBS1, a 2 channel breakout box built on Audinate’s new Dante Ultimo™ solution. It’s metal housing is smaller than a 9.5″ and features 2 balanced symmetrical analog inputs with programmable sensitivity (-46 to +14 dBu), switchable 48V phantom power, a low cut filter and has 118 dB dynamic range. The 2 balanced analog outputs deliver 14 dBu maximum output.

“The DBS1 is ideally suited for providing a small, inexpensive audio connection anywhere without much infrastructure,” says Rainer Thaden, Four Audio’s Managing Director. Thaden adds, “We put a lot of attention on high audio quality to make it usable in PA systems. The DBS1 is also an ideal external 2 channel soundcard for PCs or notebooks.” For OEM / high volume customers, Four Audio offers designs tailored to their needs to eliminate unnecessary costs.

Dante is built on IT standards, and is a complete media networking solution. Dante delivers a low-latency, tightly synchronized, sample-accurate playback, while simplifying installation and configuration of AV networks. Ultimo is Audinate’s cost-effective solution to networking low channel networked devices.

“Since the launch of Ultimo in January 2013, we are seeing rapid adoption from our OEMs developing new and innovative products”, says Lee Ellison, Audinate’s CEO. “Four Audio has shown an ability to understand what the market needs, and getting it to that market in record time.”

Four Audio will also be making available two new configurations to their successful DBO1 breakout box. The DBO1 is a Dante enabled breakout box providing 8 analog output channels and optional 4 AES outputs. The new configuration will offer 4 balanced symmetrical analog inputs from -46 to +14 dBu and either 48V phantom power or ICP constant current supply.

The DBO1 with ICP supply is ideally suited for industrial measurement applications with many widely distributed sensors. It enables to connect measurement microphones, piezo transducers, accelerometers, to a sensor network over Ethernet, allowing remote measurements over large distances with no trouble.

To see more of what Four Audio has to offer, stop by Hall 8, Stand E36 at PL&S

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About Four Audio
Four Audio is a German company founded by audio and signal processing specialists. They develop high-end loudspeaker measurement and management solutions for professional audio under their own brand as well as OEM.

Visit www.fouraudio.com for the latest news and information on the company

About Audinate
Audinate revolutionizes the way that AV systems are connected, by transporting high-quality media over standard IT networks. Audinate’s patented Dante media networking technology has been adopted by over 70 OEM manufacturers in the professional audio/visual industry. Dante is used extensively for live performance events, commercial installation, broadcast, recording and production, and communications systems. Audinate is a Promoter Member of the AVnu Alliance™. Audinate offices are located in US, United Kingdom and Australia. Visit www.audinate.com for the latest news and information on the company. Dante is Digital Media Networking Perfected.

Dante and Ultimo are trademarks of Audinate Pty Ltd, Audinate is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.

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Fairlight Scores Highly With Top Sports Post Production Houses

WEST MILFORD, New Jersey- Leading sports broadcast networks including NFL Films, WWE, Major League Baseball Productions and NASCAR have continued to deploy Fairlight consoles for over 20 years due to their unmatched performance, high quality sound and flexible tactile editing capabilities.

Overall, NFL Films occupies 16 audio suites for production work, using a combination of Xynergi and EVO consoles. “We were already using Xynergi controllers and knew the software and automation well, so adding the EVO control surfaces was a very straightforward process operationally,” explained Vince Caputo, Supervising Sound Mixer at NFL Films. “Our audio infrastructure and workflow are built around the Fairlight, it’s the cornerstone of everything that we do with sound.”

“Sonically, the Fairlight products are brilliant, but the main attraction for us has always been speed,” Caputo continues. “We regularly have fast turnaround times and tight deadlines, and the speed and flexibility of the Fairlight Xynergi is unmatched.”

Based in Stamford, Connecticut, WWE is home to one of the largest entertainment companies in the world, reaching 13 million viewers in the United States as well as broadcasting shows in over 30 languages to more than 145 countries.

“The editing capability of the Xynergi is so far beyond anything else,” said Chris Argento, VP of Post-Production at WWE. “If we ever had to switch away from Fairlight, it would greatly affect our workflow and slow us down a great deal.”

WWE continues to utilize Fairlight’s Constellation as well as six Xynergi consoles to meet post-production needs. “With many projects taking place in various rooms Fairlight has allowed us to access all projects in every room while having access to all 96 channels and HD Video everywhere,” Argento continued. “The support from the Fairlight team as well as the request for future improvements has been top of the line and helped us to continue to meet our goals and expand on the work that we are able to do.”

Major League Baseball Productions, another strong endorser of Fairlight also continues to use the Constellation and Xynergi consoles due to their advanced state of the art digital audio recording, editing, mixing and delivery technologies.

John Gardner, audio post mixer at MLB Productions, states, “speed, new features, versatility and superior sound quality are all key reasons why MLB has continued to invest in Fairlight. The CC-1 engine provides world-class automation and also allows me to deliver 5.1 and stereo mixes and also support multiple A/V file formats so we can import, export and convert files in a fraction of real time.”

Combined, Fairlight has maintained its strong presence in the world of sports and continues to develop products that meet the needs of post-production studios everywhere. Stop by booth #SU9507 at NAB 2013 to learn more.

For more information on NFL Films, please visit: http://www.nflfilms.com

For more information on WWE, please visit: http://www.wwe.com

For more information on Major League Film Productions, please visit: ttp://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/video/mlb_productions/index.jsp

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About FairlightUS:
FairlightUS is headquartered in New Jersey USA and is the exclusive distributor for Fairlight products in the North American market. Fairlight has been at the forefront of digital audio development since its inception in 1975. Fairlight designs and manufactures media creation tools including digital audio recording, editing and mixing systems for standard and high definition audio post, broadcast and music production applications. www.fairlightus.com

NAB 2013: Vizrt and Vimond partner for innovative over-the-top TV technology

Vizrt Ltd and Vimond Media Solutions have announced a partnership to bring powerful over-the-top TV technology to the media industry. At NAB 2013, Vizrt will display how the technology gives broadcasters complete control of their video content across platforms while providing the audience a compelling multiscreen experience.

Vimond’s over-the-top TV technology provides an automated workflow for publishing video online as well as a powerful player that broadcasters can use to control and monetize their content. Video is streamed using a variety of formats ensuring the user has the best possible viewing experience.

Together with the Vizrt Online Suite – Vizrt’s high performance content management platform – Vimond’s over-the-top TV toolset integrates to create a complete platform for journalists and broadcasters to control all their online assets with a powerful engine that maintains the online presence and the presence across all platforms.

In the Vizrt Online Suite’s content management system, Escenic Content Studio, the journalists create stories, edit graphics and maps as well as access all their video content through the Viz Media Engine, Vizrt’s media asset management system. The videos are then transcoded in multiple formats with the graphics either burned in or added live while streaming. The Vimond video player and control system handles the distribution and the end user’s interaction with the online content.

Håvard Myklebust, SVP Products and Marketing, Vizrt stated “With the addition of Vimond’s technology, Vizrt stands now as the leader in the online content management world. No other platform combines the ability to merge graphics and video with a comprehensive journalist tool to create imaginative and informative online content while also providing a fantastic user experience on any platform.”

“Our partnership with Vizrt is all about enabling broadcasters to have an efficient and combined workflow for broadcast and TV Everywhere, making sure that video, graphics and metadata give the end viewers a rich and immediate experience on all screens” said Helge Høibraaten, Vimond CEO. “Add this to our rich choice of monetization models, and the combined experience of our two companies, and you get what I believe to be truly a unique offer for broadcasters seeking to elevate their success in TV Everywhere and OTT.”

Vizrt will be at Vizrt South lower hall SL3305. Vimond will display the combined workflow at booth SL10310.

About Vimond Media Solutions

Vimond Media Solutions AS (www.vimond.com) develops and markets the Vimond online TV platform. Based in Bergen, Norway, Vimond is one of a number of successful technology companies spun off from national broadcaster TV 2, together with Vizrt, StormGeo, and Mosart Medialab. After more than 10 years of technology development and use in production at Scandinavia’s biggest commercial online video enterprise, TV 2 Sumo, Vimond was established in 2011 to make advanced solutions available to other broadcasters launching multiscreen over-the-top services. The Vimond platform provides a comprehensive environment for managing highly efficient streaming of content to cellphones, tablet computers, gaming consoles, connected TVs, and Blu-ray™ players. With its depth of experience and expertise, Vimond is a leading player in the field, serving a rapidly growing roster of customers that includes TV4 in Sweden, MTV3 in Finland, TV 2 in Norway, and pan-Nordic distributor C More.

About Vizrt:

Vizrt offers a new vision for content creation and delivery with an end-to-end solution from ingest to visualization. Our solution combines Vizrt’s true 2D/3D graphics tools with Curious Software’s World Maps and Ardendo’s Asset Management. Running on non proprietary software, the combination of these unique cutting edge products ensures a seamless workflow from conception to multi-format distribution.

Vizrt’s product suite is used by the world’s leading broadcasters including: CNN, CBS, Fox, BBC, Sky, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, TV Today, CCTV and NHK. Also, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions, including both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, utilize Vizrt solutions.

Vizrt is a public company traded on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154. For further information please refer to www.vizrt.com

Martin Burkhalter / CEO / +41 22 365 75 01 / MBurkhalter@vizrt.com

Tomer Wald / CFO / +47 5351 8040 / TWald@vizrt.com

Håvard Myklebust / EVP Products & Marketing / +4791845602 / HMyklebust@vizrt.com

DEVOS 3.0 RELEASED – Changes the video streaming and content management landscape

Discover Video today announced DEVOS 3.0, a new media management and video streaming system for private and public enterprises. DEVOS 3.0 breaks the barrier in price, features, and flexibility for a complete hybrid video distribution system that can be used inside the firewall and on the public Internet simultaneously. Not only does it manage and deliver live and on-demand video and multimedia, but it also includes digital signage, a unique video priority alert system, Roku integration, and more.

“DEVOS 3.0 is perfect for enterprises that need to distribute live and on-demand media efficiently and securely to employees, students, partners, and customers”, said Rich Mavrogeanes, president and CEO of Discover Video. ”In our modern mixed desktop-and-mobile world, DEVOS 3.0 combines the best features of web services like YouTube with world-class live streaming, any-platform delivery, set top boxes, Digital Signage, and Priority Alert.”

DEVOS 3.0 key features include:

1. Hybrid enterprise and cloud video streaming for traffic load balancing and reach
2. World-class multi-screen user interface
3. Live and On-demand delivery to virtually all computers, TV monitors, Roku® boxes, tablets, iPhone®, iPad®, Android and other devices
4. Full enterprise Active Directory integration
5. Digital Signage and Priority Video Alert at no additional cost
6. Content curation from YouTube, iTunes, and other popular content systems
7. Simple creation and management of specific channels by user
8. Integrated DropBox for ultra-easy publishing

For schools, businesses, and government the DEVOS 3.0 system provides a private portal with the ability to customize viewing pages and content, while providing detailed statistics. It can be purchased as both an on premises server or Cloud service. For larger organizations a hybrid approach permits fine tuning live and on-demand video distribution, eliminating any network bottlenecks.

A bonus for schools and universities is the Priority Alert feature, extensively used by the U.S. military. Within seconds, a live or recorded video message can be sent to thousands of network connected computers without end user action, notifying them of impending emergencies, storms or major announcements. The DEVOS 3.0 Digital Signage feature, which displays HD quality live or recording video, text, or web pages on large monitors, is also integrated with Priority Alert.

DEVOS is the first private video system to incorporate the popular, inexpensive Roku set top box into the proposition. The entire live and on-demand video library can be viewed on a under $100 box, making it extremely easy to deploy video everywhere.

The DEVOS applications include distance learning/lecture capture at colleges and universities, flipping the classroom or morning announcements in K-12 schools, video training and executive broadcasts in businesses, and government meeting distribution in towns, cities, states, and federal agencies. It can also be used to delivery live video feeds from security IP cameras located anywhere.

About Discover Video, LLC

Discover Video was founded by the same people that created VBrick Systems, and provides video streaming equipment and services to broadcasters, schools, corporations, and government. The products include multimedia video encoders, decoders, and transcoders, media servers, priority video alert systems, digital signage, and mobile broadcasting kits. Discover Video’s customers include major corporations, governments, educational institutions, local cable-TV stations and small businesses. http://www.discovervideo.com

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