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iLED TO DISTRIBUTE SYMETRIX AUDIO PROCESSORS AND CONTROL TECHNOLOGY IN SOUTH AFRICA

ROODEPOORT, GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA – SEPTEMBER 2013: Symetrix has appointed iLED to distribute all of its products, including the open-architecture SymNet Edge and Radius Dante networked audio signal processors and their associated AEC conferencing solutions, throughout South Africa. In the twelve years since it launched, iLED has earned its clients’ loyalty by providing expert advice founded on a commitment to continual education. iLED team members pride themselves on the depth and breadth of their A/V knowledge, which includes all the latest cutting-edge solutions, as well as their ability to communicate that knowledge to clients.

“iLED is focused on educating members of the A/V community in South Africa,” said Mark Ullrich, international sales manager for Symetrix. “The company started iLED University in 2010 to offer free trainings on products, concepts, and techniques, and it has been a huge success. We’re really looking forward to working with their dedicated team.” This July 17–19, iLED will host a stand at Mediatech Africa 2013, the largest multimedia and broadcasting show on the African continent. “It’s going to be a great opportunity to meet with and offer training to our dealer base, and it will be a great platform from which to launch new brands and products,” said Justin Mamulis, sales director with iLED. Iain Cameron, who provides Symetrix’ regional sales and support for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, will be at Mediatech Africa 2013 to offer Symetrix training.

“We were looking to include a DSP-based product line in our arsenal, and although there are many, many brands out there to pick from, only a handful hold their own at the top end of the market,” said Mamulis. “Symetrix is at the head of the pack, and when the opportunity to distribute Symetrix presented itself, we jumped right on board. With Symetrix, we look forward to opening up more opportunities for our other brands, as well as opening up our offering to a larger market. With Symetrix leading the race to deliver effective, affordable solutions for the growing teleconferencing market, we’re excited to share the SymNet Edge and Radius AEC with our clients.”

ABOUT SYMETRIX Symetrix is dedicated to making life sound better. As a world leader in the development and manufacturing of digital audio signal processing (DSP) systems and accessories, Symetrix provides best in class audio management solutions to businesses, schools, non-profits and government organizations.

For more information on Symetrix products visit www.symetrix.co

Audinate Crosses the Century Mark with Studio Technologies

100 OEMs Have Adopted Dante Media Networking

Portland, OR-September 6, 2013-Audinate, the inventors of the award winning Dante™ digital media networking solution, announced that Studio Technologies has become the 100th Dante OEM partner. Built on existing networking protocols and standards, Dante is a plug and play solution which delivers ultra-low latency, tightly synchronized media, while simplifying installation and configuration of digital media networks. With over 3.5 million channels of Dante channels shipped last year, Dante has rapidly become the leading media networking solution.

Studio Technologies Inc., the manufacturer of tailored high performance audio, video and fiber-optic products, are used in broadcast, studio, stadium, and corporate environments. Studio Technologies products are used worldwide, by customers requiring superb audio products that make their jobs easier.

“The adoption of Dante among A/V manufacturers doubled just in the past year. We are delighted to cross the 100 OEM adoption milestone with Studio Technologies”, stated Lee Ellison, CEO of Audinate. “Studio Technologies has a great reputation for building products centered on usability. Our customers recognize that networking matters, and having an interoperable, proven networking technology to get to market quickly has enormous benefits.”

Dante is a proven and scalable system widely deployed in thousands of installations today, ranging from hotels, transportation centers, shopping centers, public address systems, live sound reinforcement, theatres, concert halls, stadiums and athletic venues, corporate boardrooms, universities, broadcast facilities, recording facilities, Houses of Worship, government facilities and courtrooms.

“We are a small, technically-focused company that thrives on developing specialized solutions for our customers”, says Gordon Kapes, President of Studio Technologies. Kapes adds, “They look to us to provide the “glue” that allows fixed and mobile broadcast applications to reach their full potential. With Dante having proven its technical excellence we are convinced that it is the correct solution for adding networking technology to our products. We are frankly honored to join the many terrific firms that are already offering Dante-connected products. Early in 2014 we look forward to offering Dante-enabled party-line intercom and IFB interfaces. Our expertise in these specialized areas, along with Dante’s network connectivity will provide users with levels of performance and flexibility previously unavailable.”

About Studio Technologies, Inc.
Studio Technologies, Inc. provides tailored, high-performance video, audio and fiber optic products for the professional audio and broadcast markets. The company was founded in 1978 with a commitment to design and manufacture dependable, individualized solutions for broadcast studio, stadium and corporate environments. Known for “designing for the way professionals work,” the company is recognized as an industry leader that has never wavered from its individualized design pledge. Product categories include fiber-optic transport, broadcast support, mobile broadcast, intercom and IFB, announcer consoles, loudspeaker monitor control systems and sound pressure level monitor systems. For more information please visit the Studio Technologies website at www.studio-tech.com or call 847.676.9177.

About Audinate
Audinate revolutionizes the way that AV systems are connected, by transporting high-quality media over standard IT networks. Audinate’s Dante media networking technology has been adopted by over 100 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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IBC 2013: Vizrt introduces live virtual sports enhancements and remote/studio integration solutions

At IBC 2013, Vizrt, booth 7.A10, will showcase several new solutions for sports broadcasters to enhance their live sports coverage with virtual graphics as well as analyze key plays of the match.

Image-based camera tracking for live sports enhancements

Vizrt will demonstrate a new live image-based camera tracking technology and integration with its live sports enhancement product Viz Arena. Based on state-of-the-art image processing technology that is also applied in Vizrt’s sports analysis system Viz Libero, Viz Arena tracks cameras in real-time based on a clean video feed. This makes it possible to apply graphics to the field without the need of mechanical tracking heads. Live sports enhancements include virtual advertisements, distance measurements, record lines, player pointers, team badges, or starting grids. Replay effects are possible using the new EVS integration.

The Harvester – Bridging studio and remote

Another new Vizrt technology showcased at IBC is the Harvester: A component that enables studio access to multi-angle footage of a live production, seamlessly integrated with Viz Libero, Viz Engine, and Viz Media Engine in the broadcast center. The Harvester allows events to be logged of a sport game together with the desired camera angles – from the stands, the studio, or from home using a tablet or mobile device. Multi-angle footage will then be instantly encoded and transferred to the studio where it is directly ingested into Viz Libero for rapid and synchronized processing of 3D analysis. Multi-angle data can also be smoothly used by other Vizrt applications, such as Viz Engine for enhanced, multi-angle interactive highlights shows, or for archiving the multi-angle data with Viz Media Engine. As a one-box solution in a fully automatic workflow, the Harvester can be easily integrated into any existing OB truck.

Virtual Presenter

The Virtual Presenter will be part of the Viz Virtual Studio demonstration at IBC. The Virtual Presenter places your talent among the players and action on the field of a sport analysis clip and as a unique solution for interactive and immersive post-game shows. It is easily implemented on top of an existing Viz Engine and Viz Libero installation and creates a new way for presenters to be literally on the pitch with the players.

Interactive studio solution for World Cup 2014

The World Cup 2014 in Brazil is fast approaching and at IBC 2013, Vizrt will display an interactive package that covers all aspects of a studio show for the tournament. An interactive Viz Artist scene will be controlled from a touchscreen and iPad and will include pre-game elements like team formations and stadium maps for Brazil, in-game content, such as highlight and analysis clips with telestration, post-game elements like player and team statistics, and the tournament schedule. A series of 3D World Cups stadiums, created by Vizrt partner Rakete, will be part of the Viz Virtual Studio presentation. The complete set of scenes on display at IBC are available for broadcasters to use and are easily customized for a unique look and feel.

Latest sports analysis enhancements

Vizrt will present the new features and workflow improvements in Viz Libero. Viz Libero now offers Virtual SloMo, which uses an advanced image-based algorithm to generate ultra-slow motion (up to 1500 fps) footage rather than relying on high-speed camera systems. Virtual SloMo and other Viz Libero 3D replay tools can be used on any live camera image or remote video feed. Viz Libero also includes in-game 3D virtual sports toolsets geared to motorsports, tennis, cricket, field hockey as well as Australian football. The system already supports many others, such as football, American football, ice hockey, baseball, basketball, and volleyball.

About Vizrt:

Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry – from award-winning animations & maps to online publishing tools. Vizrt’s products are used by the world’s leading broadcasters and publishing houses, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, the BBC, BSkyB, Al Jazeera, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK, The Globe and Mail, Times Online, The Telegraph, and Welt Online. Furthermore, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions such as the Stock Exchanges in New York and London use Vizrt systems.

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

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

Antelope Audio Goes Atomic on Rihanna’s Internationally Acclaimed “Diamonds World Tour”, Bringing Unmatched Sonic Depth and Clarity

Santa Monica, CA, September 5, 2013 – Rihanna’s “Diamonds World Tour” is making its mark as one of this year’s most successful tours to date. According to a mid-year chart by Pollstar, it already ranks as the 11th largest grossing worldwide tour, having generated more than $50 million in ticket sales to date. Already well into its U.S. leg, “Diamonds World Tour” features several performances in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. At the core of the production system is Antelope Audio, whose products facilitate clocking for the entire rig, including playback for synchronization, lighting, MIDI, sound effects and vocals.

“This is the best sounding tour I’ve ever been a part of and we’ve been running really hard,” says Demetrius Henry, playback engineer for the Diamonds World Tour. “We didn’t think we could get our playback rig to sound any better, but the Orion32 interface has taken things to another level —the difference was like night and day.” Currently, the tour is running two Antelope Audio Orion32s and a 10M atomic clock on playback, in addition to a Trinity | 10M combination at front of house (FOH). The Trinity | 10M combination, which is a favored selection among the world’s top mastering engineers, serves as the primary clocking duo for the entire production.

In addition to playback and FOH, there are two Antelope Audio Zodiac+ converters being used in conjunction with the keyboard rig on stage, providing artifact free, high-resolution audio for the duration of each performance. Kenny Scharetts, keyboard technician for the Diamonds World Tour, appreciates the piece of mind that comes with using the Zodiacs: “We have the Zodiacs racked up directly beneath the keyboards and they are so compact and rock solid. When I turn them on, I know they are going to be there for me — it is a dream to have this kind of stability and reliability.”

Since the beginning of the tour, which is now about half way through the North American dates, the Orion32, Trinity | 10M and Zodiac units have been performing flawlessly. Before hitting the road, the production crew put all of the equipment through its paces with several rehearsals, including two full dress rehearsals in Buffalo with a full P.A. before hitting the road. “Every department was able to get a full testing of their gear to make sure it was show ready,” says Kyle Hamilton, FOH engineer, Diamonds World Tour. “From the beginning, the Antelope gear has been running smoothly.” Sonically, it has taken the sound quality to the next level, according to Hamilton: “For me, the Trinity | 10M combo has given me an audio image full of depth and clarity, unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. The mix has always been clear, but now it has an extra sheen, sort of like what you might find on a nicely waxed car.”

The tour is massive in both musical content and technical scope. With a runtime of 97 minutes and a total of 36 songs, including interludes, the production team is running about 115 inputs in total. With such an extensive rig, the production team decided to take a holistic approach and clock the entire rig using Antelope, in addition to using its premium quality converters across nearly every part of the audio system. “Sonic changes don’t just occur at the console,” observes Hamilton. “It also has to do with the converters that are used throughout the system, in addition to the clocking. Also, it would not make any sense to have just one aspect of the system clocked — clocking the entire rig with Antelope gives us a consistently high quality result.”

On the Diamonds World Tour, the production team is focused on not just quality, but efficiency too. “Rack space is a precious commodity out here on the road — it’s like real estate: you only have so much land.” says Henry. “The fact that we are able to fit 32 channels of I/O on the Orion32 is a dream come true.” At playback, two Antelope Orion32s and a 10M are run through a pair of Apple MacBook Pros, which Henry says are lightning fast.

With a rock solid production team and reliable, great sounding equipment in place, FOH engineer Kyle Hamilton couldn’t be happier with the results they are achieving night after night. “It is immensely satisfying for us to be setting new standards in the quality of our live sound productions,” he says. “Every time we plug in another Antelope device, everything goes up a notch.”

About Antelope Audio

Antelope Audio is the brainchild of Igor Levin who has more than 20 years’ experience and a number of innovations in digital audio and synchronization technology. The company is widely acknowledged as the leading manufacturer of audio master clocks.

In 2009 Antelope Audio launched its product line of high-resolution USB D/A converters, being among the pioneers designing a 384 kHz DAC. Antelope’s DACs employ their renowned 64-bit clocking and jitter management technologies and custom-designed circuits, achieving unprecedented precision and sound clarity.

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Photo captions:
1. Rihanna onstage at The Staples Center in Brooklyn, NY during the Diamonds World Tour.
2. The playback rig for the Diamonds World Tour includes two Antelope Audio Orion32 interfaces and a 10M atomic clock.
3. At front of house on Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour, an Antelope Audio Trinity | 10M handles clocking for the overall production.
4. An Antelope Audio Zodiac converter sits beneath the keyboard rig onstage during Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour.

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Almo Professional A/V Kicks Off Fall E4 AV Tour in Southern California October 18

Almo Professional A/V Kicks Off Fall E4 AV Tour in Southern California October 18

Entirely New Curriculum; Midori Connolly Highlighted Speaker;
Keynote Address and New Tech Panel to Be Broadcast Live

Philadelphia, PA — September 5, 2013 — Almo Professional A/V in partnership with InfoComm International, today opened registration for the fall leg of its E4 AV training and networking tour, which commences at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine, Calif. on October 18. Alive with the sights and sounds of AV, E4 Southern California will feature an entirely new training curriculum, as well as an energetic array of dynamic speakers, including Midori Connolly of AVGirl Productions. In addition, for the first time in the tour’s history, the keynote address and a new Tech Expert Brain Freeze lunchtime panel will be broadcast live on the web. New product demonstrations, new exhibitors and countless networking opportunities with the most respected AV experts will also be available to E4 attendees.

Touted as the industry’s most specialized one-day dealer event, E4 has traveled to countless cities to serve the product, technical and business training needs of thousands of resellers and installers while creating the ideal forum for professional networking.

According to Melody Craigmyle, vice president of marketing for Almo Professional A/V, “We take the feedback we receive from each E4 and build it into future events so our partners continue to learn the latest technology and trends to help evolve their business models. E4 Southern California will include the product exhibitors, education and networking core that our partners expect with some exciting new additions.” She continued, “Our Tech Expert Brain Freeze lunchtime panel allows attendees to discuss a series of topics like 4K and HDBaseT while enjoying lunch and an icy cold dessert. This session and our Gary Kayye keynote are also going to be available for the first time via a live broadcast so others can participate without being onsite. And Midori Connolly will bring her energy to the floor to discuss the new norms for communications technology in a digital culture.”

“Besides a couple of large annual tradeshows, the AV professional doesn’t have many opportunities to experience face-to-face networking, product interaction and education,” explained Midori Connolly, of AVGirl Productions and CEO/Chief AVGirl at Pulse Staging and Events. “What makes the E4 event so special is that it brings together a group of premier manufacturers, industry educators and select attendees in a more intimate environment, which lends itself to deeper engagement with educational content and their peers.”

The Southern California event will feature hundreds of products, demonstrations and introductions from more than 30 carefully selected manufacturers. New exhibitors to the tour include Barco, ClearOne, Elo Touch, Harman Audio Lines and Peerless A/V. E4 Southern California will also include hourly 30-minute demos of the new Samsung Smart School Solution, a fully integrated, interactive learning platform that empowers educators and helps re-engage K12 students with Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 tablets and interactive whiteboard displays.

E4 Southern California will include the following courses, most of which are worth valuable InfoComm Renewal Units:
•KEYNOTE: Predicting A/V Futures with Kayye’s Krystal Ball (Available via LIVE broadcast) Gary Kayye, rAVe Publications
•Assessing Network Readiness for AV Systems
Tom Kehr, InfoComm International
•Best Practices for Installing & Troubleshooting HDMI
Scott McAloon, Kramer
•Everything You Need to Know About Ultra High Def 4K
Clayton Price, LG and Aaron Rees, Moving Murals
•Demystifying Media Players for Digital Signage
Alan and Jonathan Brawn, Brawn Consulting, Sponsored by Samsung
•The Art of Edge Blending with Installation Projectors
David Arnott, NEC
•The AV Experience 3.0: Multi-Directional and Interaction for a Digital Culture
Midori Connolly, Pulse Staging and Events
•Audio Gain Structure
Tom Kehr, InfoComm International
•Extending DV Over Copper; HD Over UTP and HDBaseT
Brian Minchew, C2G
•Metrics and Analytics for ROI in Digital Signage
Alan and Jonathan Brawn, Brawn Consulting

E4 Southern California Details E4 Southern California is on October 18 at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine, Calif. and runs from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. P.T. It is an entirely free event, including parking, for Almo Pro A/V’s reseller, integrator and consultant partners. To register, go to www.e4avtour.com. The E4 AV program can be accessed on demand during and after each event for instructor videos, copies of the course presentations and live Twitter updates. On November 13, E4 will continue on to Metropolitan New York for a stop at the Meadowlands Expo Center.

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Riedel’s Artist and Acrobat Systems Enable Extensive Communications Network at 2013 Wimbledon Championships

WUPPERTAL, Germany — Sept. 5, 2013 — Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that its Artist and Acrobat intercom systems were used throughout the 2013 Wimbledon Championships to facilitate communications across the All England Lawn Tennis Club. RG Jones Sound Engineering, provider of all live audio and communications solutions for the tournament, deployed the Riedel intercom solutions for use by Hawk-Eye operators, statistics collectors, scoreboard operators, and other staff, including the team supporting on-court presentations following the victory of the U.K.’s Andy Murray over world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the men’s final.

“Riedel’s Artist and Acrobat intercom systems provide the flexibility and performance required in a live high-profile event such as the Wimbledon Championships,” said RG Jones project manager Tim Speight. “Clear, reliable communications play a critical role in ensuring an event of this complexity and magnitude comes off successfully, and Riedel equipment has met this requirement time and time again.”

RG Jones has provided audio and communications systems for the Wimbledon Championships for decades, and Riedel gear has been part of that equipment complement for the past four years. This year the company supplied a total of 38 Artist digital matrix intercom panels, which were used by the Hawk-Eye operators managing the line-calling system, by stats collectors working for IT supplier IBM, and by scoreboard operators from International Display Systems (IDS), among others. For the 2013 tournament, RG Jones added an Acrobat wireless system for use on Centre Court during presentations.

The Artist digital matrix intercom system is based on a dual optical fiber ring to form a single large, full-summing, nonblocking distributed matrix. While the system “feels” like a single unit, it has no limitations in the number of crosspoints within or between the different nodes of the system. The Riedel solution facilitated the rapid setup of a flexible backbone that the RG Jones crew could adapt easily to support the various communications requirements of the tournament. The Artist’s user-friendly yet powerful Director configuration and control software enabled changes with the simple click of a mouse.

Taking advantage of the fact that the Artist system can operate as part of a complete intercom system across mobile and fixed production facilities, RG Jones made extensive use of the Riedel networks that participating broadcast companies were running, which in turn simplified provision of venuewide communications.

The Acrobat digital wireless intercom solution leverages the Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) standard’s base layer to provide a license-free cellular architecture with seamless handover between cells. Each Acrobat wireless beltpack used during the tournament assured clear communications by continuously monitoring and automatically selecting the best connection to the Acrobat cell controller.

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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Forbidden Technologies Announces Upgrades to FORscene Cloud Video Platform

LONDON — Sept. 5, 2013 — Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM:FBT), the AIM-quoted owner and developer of the market-leading cloud video platform FORscene, announced it has added new features and capabilities that strengthen FORscene’s utility in any news, sports, or traditional broadcast post-production environments.

“Our mission is to make video production and post-production as effortless, seamless, intuitive, and affordable as it can be, and this upgrade is yet another demonstration of that philosophy,” said Greg Hirst, business development director, Forbidden Technologies plc. “From extra video tracks with alpha channel transparency, to dynamic voice-over recording, to faster file-loading, our new, customer-driven enhancements make post-production even easier.”

FORscene now has two additional timeline video tracks with support for animated alpha channels. The additional tracks can be used for nondestructive edits, as overlays for cutaway material, to create picture-in-picture effects, or for logo placement.

This FORscene upgrade also enables voice-over recording directly into the FORscene timeline, a convenient feature that allows users to add a track and record voice-overs while video is rolling. Intended for remote news producers, this feature could also be used by remote producer-editors laying down a scratch voice-over whilst cutting sequences.

Another new feature is FORscene’s Server Lite software, which allows news producers to upload files to FORscene accounts from remote locations. This software, running on a standard Windows(R) laptop, makes FORscene more accessible for use on smaller productions that do not require full server hardware installations.

Other enhancements include increased capacity for loading more than 120 files per second into the play window, the ability to import multiple CSV files with logging information, new account management features for greater control over usage and cost, and a new online user guide that will be available to authenticated users following IBC2013.

The FORscene video platform provides professional editing tools in a software as a service (SaaS) package for all video industries, including broadcast post-production, news, and sports. FORscene takes advantage of cloud computing to enable the centralisation of material and collaboration in workflows. The result is the ability to manage media online, connect from any Web browser, monitor usage, and control access to media via individual user settings. SaaS with flexible monthly pricing through seat licences offers significant savings in time and budgets.

More information about FORscene is available at www.forbidden.co.uk.

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About Forbidden Technologies plc
Forbidden Technologies plc is an award-winning technology company that develops and delivers cloud-based solutions for collaborative video post-production. Its flagship product, FORscene, is one of the world’s most advanced cloud-based video post-production platforms. Launched at IBC in 2004, FORscene has been used to log, edit, review, and publish more than 3 million hours of professional video content. Listed on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market, Forbidden partners with high-profile media and technology organisations including Atos, BIM, deltatre, EVS, and Key Code Media. More information is available at www.forbidden.co.uk.

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NUGEN Audio Launches MultiMonitor Loudness and True-Peak Monitoring Software

Newest Member of NUGEN Audio Loudness Product Family Offers 16 Individual Meters Supporting up to 96 Audio Channels

LEEDS, U.K. — Sept. 5, 2013 — NUGEN Audio, creator of intuitive tools for audio professionals, has expanded its innovative portfolio of loudness solutions with MultiMonitor, a powerful new loudness and true-peak monitoring software application. MultiMonitor offers up to 16 individual loudness and true-peak meters in mono, stereo, and 5.1 formats for up to 96 individual audio channels. MultiMonitor will be launched to the international market at IBC2013. A custom version of MultiMonitor will also be available within ‘LMS-16,’ a new turnkey, PC-based system to be launched at IBC2013 by Solid State Logic (SSL), who will demonstrate the system with its consoles at stand 8.D83.

“NUGEN Audio’s solutions are in use by audio professionals around the world to maintain high standards for audio quality and also comply with ever-evolving international loudness regulations,” said Jon Schorah, creative director of NUGEN Audio. “MultiMonitor is the latest example of how we’re supporting our customers by making compliance more straightforward and efficient, which makes it easier to measure program levels without interfering with the creative process. Using a visual metering tool such as MultiMonitor, audio engineers can keep an eye on the meter and loudness profile while relying on their trained ears to make most of the mixing decisions.”

MultiMonitor is standalone software for Windows(R) or OS X(R) that provides flexible, real-time monitoring in full compliance with the U.S. CALM Act legislation, ITU-R BS. 1770/1, ATSC A/85, EBU R128, and other global loudness regulations and standards. Each MultiMonitor meter displays dedicated momentary, short-term, and integrated program loudness alongside true-peak levels in a highly configurable environment that enables individual or group/subgroup operation as required. The multiple meter configurations allow numerous sources, groups, and playout streams to be monitored simultaneously, in any combination, and to individual specifications. In addition, MultiMonitor features short-term loudness-level alerts and color-coded meter groups.

In a strategic partnership with SSL, MultiMonitor is also available through the LMS-16 turnkey system. Through LMS-16, SSL is providing the MultiMonitor software preinstalled and configured on an industrial-strength, 1-RU PC fitted with the SSL MadiXtreme 128 audio interface. An optional monitor arm is available to facilitate convenient side-mounting of a screen on SSL’s C100 HDS or C10 HD consoles.

MultiMonitor is now available for $2,000. More information about MultiMonitor and other NUGEN Audio products is available at www.nugenaudio.com.

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

All trademarks mentioned herein are acknowledged as property of their respective owners.

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Patriot League Launches Online Sports Network with JVC GY-HM600 ProHD Cameras

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced that the Patriot League, a Division 1 conference with sponsored championship competition in 24 sports, has purchased 30 JVC GY‑HM600 ProHD cameras as part of 10 portable video production systems to stream live coverage of sporting events from its member schools to its digital network, in partnership with Campus Insiders.

Established in 1986, the Patriot League includes 10 full members and three associate members. It has been streaming sports coverage for seven years, but had limited digital rights and only produced about 150 events per year. This year, armed with a more consolidated rights package and custom-built, multi-camera HD production systems for each full member school, the league will stream nearly 250 live home games in the fall from a variety of men and women’s sports, including football, basketball, field hockey, volleyball, and soccer.

Designed and built by Applied Video Technology, a systems integrator based in Malvern, Penn., each “VidCaster 455” system is anchored by three GY-HM600 cameras and a NewTek TriCaster 455 integrated production system. “We designed the VidCaster 455 to be a self-contained HD production system that’s easy to transport and set up,” Bruce MacLelland, owner of AVT. “We think the JVC GY-HM600 is perfect for the Patriot League. It’s affordable, works well as studio configs or as a handheld, and has a built-in 23x zoom lens that’s a great choice for sports.”

According to Richard Wanninger, Patriot League senior associate executive director, the new systems were deployed starting in mid-August, and the new site, www.campusinsiders.com/network/patriot_league, went live on Aug. 26. “We are excited to have the opportunity to get cameras of this quality,” said Wanninger. “For action footage, it’s unbelievable. We are able to capture the action better than we could in the past, especially with the zoom features.”

Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Penn., produced the inaugural live event using a new VidCaster 455 system, providing coverage of its women’s soccer season opener, a 3-0 victory over Rider University, on Aug. 23. Prior to the VidCaster 455 system, Bucknell had relied on Canon GL2 mini-DV cameras for game coverage.

Doug Birdsong, the radio/TV coordinator at Bucknell University, reported very positive reactions from viewers and staff following the first production using the new JVC cameras. “There was no comparison. The picture quality – it just blew everyone away,” he said. “With sports, the action happens so quickly. The zoom is incredible. It’s fast and you don’t get a fuzzy image. All I could say was, ‘Wow.’”

The Bucknell crew kept its GY-HM600s on tripods for the first production, but has already added handheld footage to football coverage. With its built-in BNC connector for SDI output, the camera is ideal for mobile sideline shooting, Birdsong said.

The GY-HM600 features three, 1/3-inch CMOS sensors that deliver excellent sensitivity in low light, which was put to the test during Bucknell’s first production. The soccer field was not evenly lit – one end of the field was noticeably darker – but Birdsong said there were no significant issues with contrast between the cameras.

Beyond game coverage, the new JVC cameras are being used to produce highlight and feature packages. The Patriot League purchased an additional GY-HM600, housed at the league’s main offices in Center Valley, Penn., to produce clips on student athletes and alumni throughout the year. Member schools are producing their own packages as well.

With its .MOV native file recording and use of non-proprietary SDHC or SDXC media cards, the GY-HM600 has ushered in a tapeless ENG workflow for Bucknell. Birdsong said post production is much easier now, as he can quickly access clips from Final Cut Pro without transcoding.

“There are just a lot more features with the JVC GY-HM600,” he added. “Particularly for what we were hoping to do, it offers the best solution for the schools in the Patriot League.”

“The Patriot League features tremendous student athletes and programs, and we are proud to be partnering with them,” said Crowley Sullivan, general manager of Campus Insiders. “This is a great match of college sports content and Campus Insiders’ distribution platforms that will enable us to best serve the fans of the Patriot League and its member schools.”

ABOUT THE PATRIOT LEAGUE

The Patriot League continually demonstrates that student-athletes can excel at both academics and athletics without sacrificing its high standards. The Patriot League’s athletic success is achieved while its member institutions remain committed to its founding principle of admitting and graduating student-athletes that are academically representative of their class. Participation in athletics at Patriot League institutions is viewed as an important component of a well-rounded education. Starting on July 1, 2013, the Patriot League full membership is be comprised of American University, Boston University, Bucknell University, Colgate University, College of the Holy Cross, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Loyola University Maryland, United State Military Academy and United States Naval Academy. In addition, Fordham and Georgetown are associate football members, and Georgetown and Massachusetts Institute of Technology are associate women’s rowing members.

ABOUT AVT

Since 1996, Applied Video Technology, Inc.’s philosophy has been very simple – find the best digital media solution that meets our customer’s needs; take the time to understand our customer’s application; find the right equipment; design a system that uses that equipment to its fullest potential; integrate that system correctly the first time. Our staff has over 150 years of combined experience in providing quality editing suites, conference rooms, broadcast television facilities, private TV digital signage networks, and everything in between. Find out more at www.appliedvideo.com.

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY

Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC Professional Products Company is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation. JVC is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video and audio equipment, D-ILA front projection systems, and Super LoLux HD video security products. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800) 582-5825.

Forbidden Joins Invitation-Only IBC Workflow Connexions Club

LONDON — Sept. 4, 2013 — Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM:FBT), the AIM-quoted owner and developer of the market-leading cloud video platform FORscene, announced today that it has become a member and sponsor of IBC Workflow Connexions, an invitation-only club that brings together professionals from the workflow community all in one place — both online and on site — at IBC2013. Using innovative Near Field Communication (NFC) “Touch & Connect” technology, the more than 1,000 Workflow Connexions club members can exchange and collect data quickly and efficiently in a single touch in the IBC Workflow Solutions area and on stands around IBC.

“Forbidden is excited to be a part of this exclusive and innovative new program at IBC,” said Greg Hirst, business development director, Forbidden Technologies plc. “Since improved post-production workflows are such a huge part of our value proposition, we really appreciate this chance to demonstrate how FORscene can save time and money for companies both large and small, and to connect so easily with the companies who are most interested in it.”

As a Workflow Connexions sponsor, Forbidden will present a case study via partner deltatre. Jim Irving, commercial director at deltatre, will present “The Cloud and Digital Media Sports Workflows,” a case study highlighting the partnership between Forbidden and deltatre to deliver sports coverage. The presentation, which will take place at the Workflow Solutions area in Hall 9 on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 2 p.m., will showcase how the European Tour is using FORscene to deliver content to golf fans around the world.

Sponsorship also gives Forbidden the opportunity to put information about FORscene directly into the inboxes of prospective and current buyers, as well as access to a group of specially selected buyers both at the show and for up to six months afterward.

All club members will have access to an exclusive online portal where they can view all of their connections, read exhibitor literature, and see case study presentations on their own personalised Web pages. In addition, members will be able to view workflow video session recordings after IBC. They will also be admitted to a dedicated club lounge where they can pick up their badges and set up their accounts with technical support on hand.

Forbidden joins a short list of other member-companies that have core businesses in cloud services; media asset management; playout services; storage or archiving; and systems integration, service, or technical support. All members have specific levels of purchasing authority that will enable Forbidden to connect easily with a targeted group of buyers.

Forbidden will demonstrate FORscene at IBC2013 on stand 7.J15d. More information about FORscene is available at www.forbidden.co.uk.

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About Forbidden Technologies plc
Forbidden Technologies plc is an award-winning technology company that develops and delivers cloud-based solutions for collaborative video post-production. Its flagship product, FORscene, is one of the world’s most advanced cloud-based video post-production platforms. Launched at IBC in 2004, FORscene has been used to log, edit, review, and publish more than 3 million hours of professional video content. Listed on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market, Forbidden partners with high-profile media and technology organisations including Atos, BIM, deltatre, EVS, and Key Code Media. More information is available at www.forbidden.co.uk.

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