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SMPTE Extends Deadlines for the Louis F. Wolf Memorial Scholarship and the SMPTE Student Paper Award to July 15

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — June 20, 2013 — The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has extended the deadlines for the 2013 Louis F. Wolf Memorial Scholarship and the SMPTE Student Paper Award to July 15. Both of these prestigious honors recognize and support the achievement of students in the field of motion pictures and television, with an emphasis on technology.

“The technically focused students now becoming engaged with SMPTE’s vision and work are the very people who will shape the future of the Society and the industry as a whole,” said SMPTE Executive Director Barbara Lange. “The Louis F. Wolf Memorial Scholarship and SMPTE Student Paper Award not only benefit deserving students, but also give SMPTE a wonderful opportunity to identify and honor the young people preparing to make their mark in the fields of motion pictures and television.”

The Louis F. Wolf Memorial Scholarship is open to SMPTE Student Members who are full-time students enrolled in an accredited high school or two- or four-year college or university. The scholarship offers as much as $2,000 toward the cost of tuition at that educational institution. The application form and requirements are online at www.smpte.org/scholarships.

SMPTE’s Student Paper Award honors an outstanding paper prepared and submitted by a SMPTE Student Member. The paper receiving the Student Paper Award will be published in the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, providing recognition both for the author and the institution at which the work was done. The application form and requirements are online at www.smpte.org/student-paper-award.

To be eligible for either the scholarship or award, applicants must be SMPTE Student Members. Students may join SMPTE as Student Members for just $35, or for free if they apply via the Student Membership Challenge (SMC). Further information is available at www.smpte.org/membership/student-membership-challenge.

The scholarship recipient and award winner will both receive a full conference registration to the SMPTE 2013 Technical Conference & Exhibition, Oct. 22-24 in Hollywood, Calif., where each student will be recognized during the SMPTE 2013 Honors and Awards Ceremony.

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About the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
The Oscar(R) and Emmy(R) Award-winning Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), a professional membership association, is the worldwide leader in developing and providing motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. An internationally recognized and accredited organization, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the broadband, broadcast, cinema, and IT disciplines. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 600 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines. SMPTE members include motion-imaging executives, engineers, creative and technology professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and students from around the world. Information on joining SMPTE is available at www.smpte.org/join.

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Photo Caption: 2012 SMPTE Louis F. Wolf Memorial Scholarship Winner, Natalie Morningstar

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Get the right mic for your sound – Sennheiser’s ‘evolution Soundroom’ app makes choosing a microphone easy

Old Lyme, Conn., June 20, 2013 – With such a broad range of microphones meeting a wide spectrum of needs, what’s the best way to identify the Sennheiser mic that’s right for you? What’s the difference between vocal microphones like the e 935 and e 945? How does the bass drum sound change when it is picked up by two microphones? With the ‘evolution Soundroom’ app for the iPad you can stop wondering and get hands on: just select a microphone and listen to its sound using professional recordings.

“This app brings the reproduction side of a recording studio to the iPad,” explains Oliver Ohrndorf, Marketing Manager for Music Industry, Live Sound and Rental. “’evolution Soundroom’ not only allows users to compare microphones virtually, but also to create their own mixes and save them as presets.”

Based on professional recordings
The audio material used for the iPad app has been recorded with incredible precision in the Sennheiser Studio (formerly Peppermint Park Studio) by Gregor Zielinsky, tonmeister and International Recording Applications Manager, and live sound engineer Sebastian Schmitz, Product Manager for Wired Microphones.

With drums, bass, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, trumpet, trombone and saxophone, the audio recordings for the app are extensively orchestrated and show the best microphones for each instrument. All microphone tracks are available in high audio quality (44.1 kHz WAV), raw and can be remixed to suit the user’s requirements. Using the app, users can listen to and compare the following Sennheiser microphones:

• Vocal microphones:
o MK 4 (large-diaphragm true condenser, cardioid)
o e 965 (large-diaphragm true condenser, cardioid and super-cardioid)
o e 945 (dynamic, super-cardioid)
o e 935 (dynamic, cardioid)
o e 865 (condenser, super-cardioid)
o e 845 (dynamic, super-cardioid)
o e 835 (dynamic, cardioid)

• Instrument microphones:
o Bass drum: e 901 (miked from the inside), e 902 (inside + outside), e 602 (outside)
o Snares: e 904 above; e 604 top and bottom
o Hi-hat: e 914, e 614
o Rack tom: e 904, e 604
o Floor tom: e 904, e 902
o Overheads: 2 x MK 4, 2 x e 914
o Bass: MK 4, e 906, direct out
o Electric guitar (solo): MK 4, e 906
o Electric guitar (rhythm): MK 4, e 906, e 606
o Electric guitar (room mic): MK 4
o Acoustic guitar: 2 x MK 4, direct out
o Trumpet: MK 4, e 908
o Trombone: MK 4, e 908
o Saxophone: MK 4, e 908
o Wind instruments, room mics: 2 x MK 4

Building on this exciting feature set, Sennheiser plans to develop the app further, for example, by adding different musical styles. The evolution Soundroom app can be downloaded from the Apple Store for free. More information is available at:
http://en-us.sennheiser.com/microphones/evolution — customers who do not own iPads can utilize a scaled down mic finder on this page.

The Sennheiser Group, with its headquarters in Wedemark near Hanover, Ger-many, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. The family-owned company, which was es-tablished in 1945, recorded sales of around €531 million in 2011. Sennheiser employs more than 2,100 people worldwide, and has manufacturing plants in Germany, Ireland and the USA. The company is represented worldwide by sub-sidiaries in France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Canada, Mexico and the USA, as well as by long-term trading partners in many other countries. Also part of the Sennheiser Group are Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin (studio microphones and monitor loudspeakers), and the joint venture Sennheiser Com-munications A/S (headsets for PCs, offices and call centres).

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

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Riedel Intercom System Drives Barracuda Racing’s Team Communications During the Indianapolis 500

GLENDALE, Calif. — June 20, 2013 — Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that Barracuda Racing of the IZOD IndyCar Series has debuted its Riedel Communications equipment at the Indianapolis 500. Throughout the 97th running of the renowned 500-mile race, held May 26, Riedel’s innovative solutions provided the Bryan Herta Autosport (BHA) team with a comprehensive and reliable radio package connecting all Barracuda Racing team members, including the pit crew and driver.

“Riedel has long been a communications system provider in major motorsports throughout the world, so we were confident that it could stand up to the notoriously challenging RF environment at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” said Bryan Herta, team owner at Bryan Herta Autosport. “The Riedel system lived up to our expectations, enabling us to maintain a clear signal to and from the car at all times.”

The Indianapolis 500, one of the world’s most famous and prestigious auto races, currently is the marquee race on the schedule of the IZOD IndyCar Series, the premier open-wheel racing series in North America. For the 2013 race, the Barracuda Racing team interfaced a Riedel Artist 32 digital matrix intercom, used by those racing-team members who were hard-wired in the pits and timing stand, with a radio system used by the crew members who worked “over the wall” or required mobility throughout the pit lane. The Artist system supported various keypanels and five digital two-channel Performer Digital Partyline Intercom beltpacks with MAX high-performance headsets. The radio system included 28 Motorola radios and racing headsets, 12 helmet kits for the driver and crew, and 16 MAX headsets.

The intercom system allowed for increased communication efficiency within the timing stand, and it leveraged multiple Riedel RiFace universal radio interface systems to link the intercom with the pit crew’s digital radios. Using this solution, the Barracuda Racing team was able to segment frequency utilization for further efficiency by providing dedicated frequencies for transmit/receive to and from the race car, sometimes traveling at speeds of over 200 mph, for vastly increased clarity.

“As any fan of racing knows, clear communications between team members and the driver is a critical element in a successful race,” said Aaron Boese, sports solutions manager, North America, at Riedel Communications. “We are pleased to have provided a reliable, high-performance communications system that allows the Barracuda Racing team to focus on winning races.”

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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Revolabs Executive HD(TM) MaxSecure Wins Big at InfoComm 2013

AES-256 Encrypted Wireless Microphone System Receives SCN/InfoComm Installation Product and Commercial Integrator BEST Awards

SUDBURY, Mass. — June 20, 2013 — Revolabs Inc. today announced that at InfoComm 2013, its Executive HD MaxSecure wireless microphone system was recognized as the SCN Installation Most Innovative Audio/Videoconferencing Product as well as Commercial Integrator’s BEST Audio Conferencing Solution. Both awards were presented during InfoComm 2013 in Orlando, Fla. more

Sohonet Launches New Service in Singapore


(London, UK) Sohonet – the leading expert in connectivity and data management for the media and entertainment industry – is pleased to announce the availability of Sohonet’s renowned Sohonet Media Network in Singapore as part of its significant expansion program.

Asia is a key territory for Sohonet. It has the fastest growing economy in the world and is quickly become a significant center for media companies, visual effects facilities and post-production houses. Singapore is an ideal location for multi-national media companies, broadcasters, and an ideal launch point for Sohonet to expand into greater Asia.

The continuing globalization of the media industry means that media companies based in Singapore require the same quality of connectivity and service offerings that are available to customers throughout Europe, North America, Canada, Australian and New Zealand.

Sohonet will offer a range of local and international connectivity options including dedicated, private bandwidth between Singapore, Sydney, Los Angeles, New York and London, as well infrastructure services like secure file transfer, production quality storage as service, and high performance compute clusters. These services are provided through Sohonet’s simple to use community web portal, the Sohonet Hub, which ties infrastructure and service layers together.

Sohonet recently received their telecommunications license from the Info-Communications Development Authority of Singapore, making the Sohonet Media Network currently available to customers in Singapore.

Dave Scammell, Sohonet CEO said, “We are delighted to announce the expansion of our network to Singapore and look forward to engaging with local Singapore media companies to fulfill their networking and infrastructure service requirements to ensure they can truly become part of the growing global media community.”

After ten years with Sohonet in Australia and New Zealand, local Director for ANZ and Asia, David Edgar, will be the driving force in deploying the Sohonet Media Network in Singapore. Edgar stated, “It has always been our plan to grow the network out from ANZ to Asia and then back to the UK to complete our global diversity and we are really excited about the opportunity to work with new customers in this region. Singapore is the ideal first step for Sohonet and a natural progression from Sydney. Many of the people we’ve spoken to consider the importance of having a reliable, predictable network as a key business requirement for effective global working.”

Sohonet was launched at Broadcast Asia 2013 by Sohonet’s CTO, Ben Roeder after finalizing the technical deployment.

About Sohonet
Sohonet is a leading global expert in connectivity and data management services for the media and entertainment industry. Fully independent, with over 15 years media expertise, Sohonet offers a range of connectivity, data management, storage and compute solutions that enable clients to manage store and transfer valuable and critical content quickly, securely and effectively – all backed up by unrivalled technical support. Our Sohonet Media Network is the largest and most established private, high-performance network for the media industry connecting the leading studios, production and post-production facilities across the globe.

Sohonet continues to forge strong partnerships within the broadcast and film industry, supporting organizations such as the British Film Institute (BFI), SIGGRAPH, VES Awards and the Director’s Guild Trust and Director’s Guild of Great Britain. Its QC Solution plays an integral part in the complicated submission process for both the VES Awards and SIGGRAPH Awards for the past four years.

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SMPTE Extends Call for Papers Deadline for SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition; Announces Preconference Symposium on Oct. 21

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — June 18, 2013 — The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has extended the call for papers deadline to July 19 for the prestigious SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Oct. 22-24 in Hollywood, Calif. In addition, SMPTE has scheduled its preconference symposium for Oct. 21 with the topic “Next-Gen Image Formats: More, Better, or Faster Pixels?” Proposals for technical papers to be presented at the SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition may be submitted online at www.smpte.org/cfp.

“The SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition is the premier annual technology event covering motion-imaging and media technology, production, operations, over-the-top (OTT) content services, and the allied arts and sciences,” said Barbara H. Lange, executive director, SMPTE. “Every year, this conference features the elite and world-renowned technology thought-leaders from virtually every aspect of the evolving motion-imaging industry. For anyone working in this business, the networking and educational opportunities are invaluable.”

Jerry Whitaker, vice-president at ATSC, is program chair. Joining Whitaker as co-vice-chairs are Paul Chapman, senior vice president of technology at Fotokem, and Jim DeFilippis, CGO at Technology Made Simple consulting. The presentation of technical papers is an important element of the SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, and also provides industry members with a valuable opportunity to showcase new technical theory, research, innovation, applications, and practices. Some of the many technical topics of interest include OTT technologies, content creation using Internet or other nontraditional technologies, and Web-based (CDN) and broadcast services. Other areas include environmental sustainability, mobile technologies and services, 4K, object-oriented audio, next-generation media formats, display-technology trends, the migration of facilities to IT, and advances in advertising technologies.

Papers that are commercial or promotional in nature will not be considered, nor will those that already have been published. Student papers are strongly encouraged. A complete list of possible topics, as well as instructions on submitting a topic heading, paper title, and one-page abstract, are available at www.smpte.org/cfp.

The SMPTE 2013 Symposium on Oct. 21 will be led by Program Chair Skip Pizzi, director of digital strategies for the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Industry experts will talk about the next generation of image formats — including discussions on higher frame rates, wider color gamut, and increased dynamic range — along with 4K (UHD-1) and 8K (UHD-2) resolutions. This one-day technical symposium will provide delegates with an understanding of the technology landscape, separating fact from fiction. This program is designed for anyone responsible for delivering high-quality imaging in television, cinema, and broadband applications.

Registration for both the SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition and the Symposium opens today, and early-bird discounted pricing is available through Aug. 5. A complete list of discount packages and registration is available at www.smpte2013.org.

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About the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
The Oscar(R) and Emmy(R) Award-winning Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), a professional membership association, is the worldwide leader in developing and providing motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. An internationally recognized and accredited organization, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the broadband, broadcast, cinema, and IT disciplines. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 600 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines. SMPTE members include motion-imaging executives, engineers, creative and technology professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and students from around the world. Information on joining SMPTE is available at www.smpte.org/join.

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

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FSR’s PoE to USB Charger Takes Home Commerical Integrator’s “Best Installation Tools & Testers” Award from InfoComm 2013

Orlando, FL • FSR, manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, was a winner at InfoComm 2013 in more ways than one. Company President, Jan Sandri, reported a busy and successful show, and was happy to accept another award for the organization’s increasingly crowded Trophy shelf. The New Jersey–based manufacturer took home the “Best Installation Tools & Tester” award, presented by Commercial Integrator, for its PoE to USB Charger, a device that allows AV professionals to power and charge USB devices such as an iPad® from an PoE-ethernet drop without the need for AC line power.

A panel consisting of the editors of Commercial Integrator, along with integrators in the commercial industry, selected the winners in 37 categories based upon innovation, functionality, competitive advantages, and benefits to the installer.

FSR’s patent pending PoE to USB Chargers fit the bill for their ability to provide a small, convenient power option for Apple® iPad display applications. The Chargers derive ample power from a standard PoE (not PoE+) network connection, without need for AC line power. When used alongside FSR’s iPad enclosure, they offer easy, convenient single-cable Installation.

“We take a lot of pride in our product coverage and our CI BEST Awards is a great example,” says Tom LeBlanc, Commercial Integrator editor-in-chief. “The winning products all offer something special to our integrator readers. They bring unique performance and installation benefits that give them a competitive edge—and will help them to find new sources of revenue. Congratulations to the winners.”

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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.

FSR complies with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and is a woman owned business. FSR offers live 24/7 technical and sales support throughout the country from expertly trained technicians and sales representatives. For more information visit www.fsrinc.com.

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

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845-512-8283 • mailto:harriet@desertmoon.tv

Archimedia Introduces World’s First Software Reference Player for Viewing, Testing, and Measuring Master Files on a Standard HDMI HDTV

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — June 17, 2013 — Archimedia Technology, a new company whose technology and applications bridge the gap between content producers and their archives without loss of quality, today announced its inaugural product, Archimedia Reference Player. Designed for video engineers, manufacturers, and archivists who work with video mastering formats such as JPEG 2000, Archimedia Reference Player is the first software player to support multiple vendors’ formats, allowing users to view, test, and measure archival-quality files on a standard HDTV. This revolutionary capability ultimately makes content deliverable more quickly at higher quality, as well as making it unnecessary to create and store the content in other formats.

The first media player to support mastering formats in the most popular wrappers from all major manufacturers, Archimedia Reference Player eliminates the need to work with lower-quality mezzanine and proxy copies of masters. Instead, users are able to see their masters and the internal technical metadata of the files, and stream them to their choice of third-party equipment such as encoders, projectors, multiviewers, nonlinear editors, and broadcast playout servers. At the same time, Archimedia Reference Player can deliver a built-in suite of specially created test patterns to ensure proper calibration and highest-quality playout no matter what the viewing device, a feature of particular importance to video and quality control engineers.

“It used to be that facilities and manufacturers had to buy expensive, proprietary equipment and software from multiple manufacturers in order for everyone to view and stream archive-quality files. In addition, engineers, colorists, and editors need testing tools to ensure their equipment and systems are creating the maximum quality they are capable of. Another problem is that archives — especially those operating without extensive IT support — often have no way to view the master files in their safekeeping,” said Mark Gray, Archimedia president and CEO. “Now, for the first time, all users can do all of those things affordably, using a common-ground product and the HDMI monitors they already have. Rather than move the people to where the master files can be viewed, or create and store mezzanine and proxy files, or supply everyone with proprietary workstations just for viewing, facilities can simply install the Archimedia Reference Player and know their people can see master files wherever they work — and be sure that what they’re seeing is in the pristine quality that’s intended.”

Archimedia Reference Player plays uncompressed and JPEG 2000 video created on equipment from major manufacturers in the most common wrappers — MXF, MOV, and AVI — with the widest range of vendor interoperability available for these file formats. Supported vendors include Front Porch Digital/SAMMA(R), Amberfin(TM) iCR(TM), OpenCube, Digital Rapids Stream(R), and DVS CLIPSTER(R).

Typical video frame rates, in frames per second, are 24 (cinema), 25 (PAL), 29.97 (NTSC), and high-definition rates of up to 1080p60. Because computer desktop frame rates are higher, the graphics card and HDMI(R) monitor’s circuitry introduce visual distortions that are not in the video. Archimedia Reference Player eliminates those distortions by playing video files in their native frame rate as opposed to the frame rate of the desktop setting.

When purchasing the Archimedia Reference Player, customers get a perpetual, portable license and software download including test patterns, an optional download of advanced test patterns exclusive to Archimedia, and an optional Archimedia SDI card in HD and 4K versions. A free 15-day trial is available. Archimedia is also offering an introductory bundle that includes the Reference Player, advanced test patterns, and a free upgrade to the upcoming 4K Digital Cinema version of the player for less than $4,000.

Information about the trial period, the bundle, the company, and the Archimedia Reference Player is available at www.archimediatech.com.

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About Archimedia
Archimedia Technology specializes in the processing, conversion, and playback of mastering formats, including JPEG 2000, for the professional broadcast, digital cinema, and video archival industries. Its technology and applications bridge the gap between content producers and their archives without loss of quality. Archimedia’s products fulfill a critical piece of the production and archival workflows, encapsulating complex file interchange and quality control processes for mastering and archive formats into practical solutions that give end users a new level of access to their assets. More information is available at www.archimediatech.com.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Atlona(R) President and CEO Ilya Khayn Receives 2013 Young AV Professionals Award

SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 20, 2013 — Atlona(R) today announced that the company’s President and CEO, Ilya Khayn, has been recognized with a 2013 InfoComm Young AV Professional Award. Created to acknowledge current InfoComm members less than 35 years of age who have achieved outstanding success in the AV industry, the award recognizes Khayn’s professional success and industry achievements in the areas of innovation, technology, and engineering.

Born in Russia, Khayn founded Atlona in 2003 with his brother, Michael Khain. Two years after moving to the U.S., he has steered the company to steady growth by keeping it focused on catering to constantly changing industry requirements, providing the best possible service, and offering optimal support to customers. With a background in mechanical engineering and a steadfast capacity to drive innovation, Khayn has helped make Atlona a leading provider of innovative connectivity solutions to the AV and IT markets — providing award-winning products for a diverse range of residential and commercial AV and IT applications.

“It is an honor for me to be recognized for such a distinguished award,” said Khayn. “Throughout my career, I have always maintained a strong passion for the AV industry and have strived to create leading-edge professional AV equipment and accessories that satisfy a wide range of residential and commercial applications. From the moment my brother and I first set foot in Silicon Valley, we knew that success would be the result of listening to our customers, and we continue to follow that very same credo within Atlona’s activities today.”

More information about Atlona solutions is available at www.atlona.com.

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About Atlona(R)
Atlona(R) is a leading provider of innovative, reliable AV and IT connectivity solutions. Since 2003, the company has been designing and engineering award-winning products for a diverse range of residential and commercial AV and IT markets, including education, business, government, entertainment, and healthcare.

Atlona’s products and services enable system designers, integrators, consultants, and installers to simplify installation, minimize maintenance, and maximize the versatility of premier automated control solutions. Atlona’s vision is simple: deliver customer-driven products designed and developed with the features, performance, and reliability that industry leaders demand; and deliver the best value in the industry.

More information about Atlona is available at www.atlona.com.

© 2013 Atlona Inc. All rights reserved. Atlona and the Atlona logo are registered trademarks of Atlona Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other names and marks are trademarks of their respective holders.

Product prices and availability are subject to change without notice.

Actual products may vary from images shown.

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InfoComm Recognizes Malissa Dillman, Kramer Electronics Training & Education Manager, with 2013 InfoComm Educator of the Year Award

InfoComm International®, the leading professional audiovisual trade association, presented its Educator of the Year Award to Kramer Electronics’ Malissa Dillman, CTS-D, CTS-I. The award was presented at InfoComm 2013, the largest professional audiovisual and information communications tradeshow worldwide, held at the Orange County Convention Center in FL. Malissa is the 21st recipient of this prestigious yearly award, and the first woman ever to receive the award.

Malissa is Kramer Electronics USA’s Training and Education Manager. She has worked in the AV industry for over 12 years, during which time she has owned and operated an AV installation company, worked as both a regional sales manager and division sales manager at the dealer level, and served as a regional field sales engineer for a prominent communications company. She has brought this experience to the classroom to help others learn and expand their skill set. This past year, Malissa prepared 212 people to take their Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) exam, and also trained more than 200 industry professionals on key industry principles.

During the past year, Malissa also developed and perfected a successful Kramer road show program. This program offers regional educational opportunities for AV professionals to spend a full day earning up to 10 CTS renewal units, while gaining the most current and topical technology education available today. Malissa also created a popular webinar Analog Sunset, Digital Sunrise and authored a condensed version of Kramer’s Introduction to Digital Technologies for Today’s Pro AV Professional, which serves as an introductory-level training on today’s complicated transition from analog to digital. Malissa was also a recipient of InfoComm’s Women in AV Award at InfoComm in 2012 and was one of the first four women in the world to achieve both the CTS-D and CTS-I credentials.

“Malissa Dillman has been named InfoComm Educator of the Year because of her strong commitment to bettering the industry through the delivery of quality industry training,” said David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD, Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International. “Her deep commitment to the professional development of her students and her strong support of the industry are evident to everyone who encounters her.”

“We are so proud of Malissa and all her achievements here at Kramer Electronics,” said Clint Hoffman, CTS, VP of Marketing for Kramer Electronics USA. “She is extremely deserving of this award and of all the recognition and accolades that go along with it. Malissa is the best and we are very fortunate to have her as a part of the Kramer family.”

The Educator of the Year Award is nominated by InfoComm’s Professional Education and Training Committee (PETC) and selected by the InfoComm Board of Governors, to honor an individual who works to develop the skills and knowledge of others in the AV industry. Kramer Electronics is so proud and pleased that InfoComm chose Malissa Dillman as this year’s recipient!

Malissa Dillman Wins InfoComm 2013 Educator of the Year Award

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