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Listen Technologies Announces Utah AV Week Activities

Free hearing tests, technology tours, and Hearing Loop demonstrations available throughout the week.

SALT LAKE CITY—October 11, 2013—Listen Technologies Corporation, along with other audiovisual (AV) companies in Utah, will be participating in and hosting several events during this week’s AV Week to help promote, celebrate, and share the impact of the AV industry in Utah and across the world. AV Week is an annual event sponsored by InfoComm International.

“We want to raise awareness in Utah on how the audiovisual industry affects everyone, everyday,” said Cory Schaeffer, Vice President of Sales Worldwide at Listen. “AV Week will help Utahans better understand how AV equipment is present in many public venues to enhance experiences and improve communication with others.”

Listen Technologies will be participating in a number of activities including hosting the Hearing Loop Technology & ADA Compliance Overview event on Wednesday, October 16. Two sessions will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn SLC Downtown, one from 11:35 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., and one from 4:20 to 4:50 p.m.

Free hearing tests will also be given throughout the week at various audiologist offices. Call 801.763.0724 to schedule a free evaluation with Dr. Layne Garrett, AUD in American Fork or email anne@entslc.com or stacey@entslc.com to schedule a free evaluation with Dr. Anne Lobdell, AUD in Salt Lake City.

Other AV Week events include:
• Donation of Jolene: A Dangerous Decibels Project
• GENCOMM Tech Expo 2013
• Business Women’s Forum: Tech Tour of KSL Studios
• AV Week Jeopardy
• Adobe AV Technology Tour

For more information about the week’s activities please visit:
http://www.listentech.com/about-us-events or call +1.801.233.8992

About AV Week
InfoComm International is the trade association representing the professional audiovisual and information communications industries worldwide. Each year during October, InfoComm unites the audiovisual community to celebrate, promote and share the AV industry with the world. AV Week gives its members resources and support to reach out to the community and become advocates for change. It’s a time to educate students interested in AV careers, change industry perceptions, make new connections, and create media opportunities. www.avweek.org

About Listen Technologies Corporation
Listen Technologies brings power and clarity to the sounds that enrich people’s lives by overcoming the challenges of noise, distance, lively debate, and hearing loss to deliver precise and personalized audio in any setting or environment. With Listen Technologies’ solutions, individuals can cut through the clutter and connect to an experience of pure, focused sound. Listen Technologies’ solutions are used in gathering places around the world, including schools, houses of worship, factories, entertainment venues, government agencies, and more.

For more information, contact Listen Technologies at 1-800-330-0891 or 1-801-233-8992. Visit Listen Technologies online at www.listentech.com or connect with the company on Facebook or Twitter.

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DVEO Announces Eight New Products for TelcoVision 2013 – Including VOD Server, 20 Channel Ad Inserter, Multichannel Telco Oriented Adaptive Transcoder, and More

Mamba DIG/IP

Portable Dual Input SDI/HD-SDI to IP Streamer/Encoder with Touch Panel Control – Mamba DIG/IP

San Diego, California — October 11, 2013 — DVEO, the broadcast division of Computer Modules, Inc. (CMI), will feature numerous innovative new products at TelcoVision 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 24-25, in booth 613.

DVEO products at the show will include:
1. VOD (Video on Demand) Server and Live Media Distributor – Reality Anytime IP IP: TELCO™
2. Multichannel Telco Oriented Adaptive Transcoder – MultiStreamer Brutus™ IV IP/IP: TELCO
3. 20 Channel Ads, Graphics, Text and EAS Inserter – Ad Serter Telco IP/IP 20ch™
4. Portable Dual Input SDI/HD-SDI Live Streaming & Encoding Appliance with Touch Panel Control – Mamba™ DIG/IP
5. Transport Stream Multiviewer and Monitoring System – IP Check™
6. IP Video Traffic Shaping Technology for Optimal Video Over Public Internet – DOZERbox™
7. IP Unicast to Multicast Converter and HLS Repackager – Proxicaster IP/IP™
8. Scheduled Playout Server with IP In and Out – Infinity Streamer™ (mini) .5T/50ch

1. VOD (Video on Demand) Server and Live Media Distributor – Reality Anytime IP IP: TELCO
Ideal for small to mid-sized Telco TV IPTV distribution, the Reality Anytime IP IP Telco ingests “pre groomed” (pre formatted) live streams, adds correct wrappers and containers, and serves these new files along with VOD Files (500+) via IP. It delivers live and/or recorded streams on an on-demand basis to over 1,000 simultaneous users. More users can be supported with optional Intel® Solid-State Drives. The system is also recommended for stadiums, universities, hotels, cruise ships, churches, etc.

2. Multichannel Telco Oriented Adaptive Transcoder – MultiStreamer Brutus IV IP/IP: TELCO
Designed for Telco TV, IPTV, OTT, broadcast, and mobile TV, the MultiStreamer Brutus IV IP/IP: TELCO is a multichannel transcoder, streamer and scaler. It transcodes both SD and HD streams from MPEG-2 to H.264 or H.264 to MPEG-2. Typical real time transcodes benchmarks include 80 SD streams, 40 each 720p streams, and 20 each 1080p/i streams. The system is built on a reliable 4 x 8 Core — 32 cores — Intel® Sandy Bridge CPU. Audio support includes AAC, Ogg Vorbis, MPEG-1 Layer II, optional MP3, and/or optional “SurCode for Dolby Digital” AC-3.

3. 20 Channel Ads, Graphics, Text and EAS Inserter – Ad Serter Telco IP/IP 20ch
DVEO’s enterprise class Ad Serter Telco IP/IP 20ch is a real time, broadcast quality, high density, text, live graphics, EAS, or video clips inserter. It stores, inserts, splices, or overlays scheduled or signal driven video ads, graphics, logos, video clips, writable slates, or text anywhere on the SD or HD live stream with any degree of transparency. It is also an Ad Server: it stores ads on the local disk and plays them on a trigger or on a schedule. The system simultaneously processes up to 20 SD streams, or 10 720p streams, or 71080p streams.

Recently this system was deployed at a major cable company to originate important messages to the entire subscriber base. It is also available with optional SDI input and output or ASI input and output.

4. Portable Dual Input SDI/HD-SDI Live Streaming & Encoding Appliance with Touch Panel Control – Mamba DIG/IP
The compact Mamba DIG/IP is an SDI/HD-SDI live encoder/streamer with one or two HD-SDI inputs. The output is one HD and three SD H.264 streams with different profiles. It features an LCD touch screen for monitoring and front panel controls. It can also be remotely managed from anywhere via the public internet. Only 12.25 inches long and 8.25 inches wide, the Mamba is ideal for electronic news gathering, streaming live video from events, concerts, sporting events, and corporate training. Optional versions are available for a single HDMI input or 4 analog (composite) inputs, instead of SDI/HD-SDI inputs.

5. Transport Stream Multiviewer and Monitoring System – IP Check
The IP Check is a multi-view IP transport stream monitoring system for viewing, monitoring, and logging errors such as video freezes, black screens, loss of video, loss of audio, loss of subtitles and audio levels. It automates monitoring and error diagnosis at digital headends at both teleports and cable system master control rooms. The IP Check provides a real time overview of multiple services coming from multiple transport streams. It accepts up to 20 HD and 50 SD video programs in a single unit. The IP transport streams can be MPEG-2 or H.264. The system includes support for audio alarms, SNMP, email alerts, etc.

6. IP Video Traffic Shaping Technology for Optimal Video Over Public Internet – DOZERbox IP IP
The DOZERbox IP IP offers dependable distribution of MPEG-2 or H.264 SPTS or MPTS transport streams over average quality internet backbones. Typically sold in pairs, the DOZERbox gateways enable Telco TV providers and IPTV operators to improve their video distribution over the public internet. Customers in the USA use Dozer technology to import video content from Greece, Iraq, Colombia, and Bangladesh – with no packet loss or video freezes, and lower latency.

Based on the Intel® NUC, the newest DOZERbox is just over four and a half inches wide. It is also available in a 1RU version — the DOZERbox R — and as a software application to add on to DVEO’s encoder and gateway appliances — the Media Dozer: LIC.

7. IP Unicast to Multicast Converter and HLS Repackager – Proxicaster IP/IP
Designed for Telco stream protocol adaption, IPTV multicasting, or HLS repackaging, the Proxicaster IP/IP is an IP Unicast to Multicast Converter and HLS repackager for moving streams more efficiently in private and public networks. It receives unicast or multicast IP transport streams and multicasts them over an IP Network to many different computers. This unit also works well as a stream repackager that chunks transport streams to HLS. It supports 80 streams of 5 Mbps each or any combination of bitrates up to 400 Mbps aggregate.

8. Scheduled Playout Server with IP In and Out – Infinity Streamer (mini) .5T/50ch
Ideal for video hosting, the Infinity Streamer is a multichannel media capture and playout server for continuous streaming. The system plays content via playlist or single file on a schedule. It streams multiple output protocols from the on board .5 TB hard drive. The Infinity Streamer outputs up to 50 IP streams at the same time, with different bit rates and wrappers for each stream. Telco operators can create their own 50 “streaming” web channels with 50 different programs or content playing on a preset schedule.

“We are excited to be showing leading edge products at TelcoVision,” said Laszlo Zoltan, Vice President of DVEO. “We’ve developed our systems with lots of options to meet the needs of our Telco TV customers. And we are very open to customizing our products.”

DVEO, Ad Serter Telco IP/IP 20ch, DOZERbox, Infinity Streamer, IP Check, Mamba DIG/IP, Mamba HDMI/IP, Mamba CVBS/IP, MultiStreamer Brutus, Proxicaster IP/IP, and Reality Anytime IP IP Telco are trademarks of Computer Modules, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

Supplemental Information for Press Release

Suggested Retail Prices:
Ad Serter Telco IP/IP 20ch (SD only): $15,995 U.S.
DOZERbox IP IP: $1,500 U.S. each, typically sold in pairs
DOZERbox IP IP R: $2,500 U.S. each, typically sold in pairs
Media Dozer: LIC: $1,000 to $1,500 U.S. each
Infinity Streamer (mini) .5T/50ch: $4,995 U.S.
IP Check: $7,995 U.S.
Mamba DIG/IP – Dual SDI/HD-SDI Inputs, IP Out: $5,995 U.S.
Mamba HDMI/IP – Single HDMI Input, IP Out: $5,895 U.S.
Mamba CVBS/IP – 4 Composite Video Inputs, IP Out: $5,995 U.S.
MultiStreamer Brutus IV IP/IP Telco: $23,995 U.S.
Proxicaster IP/IP: $3,495 U.S.
Reality Anytime IP IP Telco: $6,995 U.S.

About CMI and DVEO
CMI, founded in 1982, is a privately held company headquartered in San Diego, California. DVEO, the Broadcast Division of Computer Modules, Inc., sells digital video and high definition television (HDTV) products to the top television broadcast companies throughout the world.

For more information on CMI and DVEO, please contact Rebecca Gray at +1 (858) 613-1818 or rebecca@dveo.com. To download DVEO’s press releases and product images, visit the news section at www.dveo.com.

DVEO, 11409 West Bernardo Court, San Diego, California, 92127
Web: www.dveo.com phone: +1 (858) 613-1818, fax: +1 (858) 613-1815

About TelcoVision
TelcoVision, formerly TelcoTV, is the industry’s largest conference and expo focused on broadband network service providers. Produced by UBM Tech and NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association – this annual event provides independent broadband network service providers across North America, with fast, actionable strategies to enhance the monetization of their investments in the face of increasing competition and decreasing government support. For over a decade TelcoVision has been the forum for network operators and builders, equipment vendors and content providers to connect with their peers and share best practices. The event is hosted and led by the industry’s recognized experts delivering the latest critical business, technology and regulatory insights, along with opportunities to grow business and partnerships.

VMP Debuts 19-Inch 12RU Wall Rack Enclosure at ISC East

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Oct. 11, 2013 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the security, commercial, residential, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce it will debut the new ERWEN-12E 19-inch wall rack enclosure during ISC East 2013, held in New York from Nov. 20-21 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, booth 442. Now shipping, the ERWEN-12E has an MSRP of $499.00.

“The ERWEN-12E is a workhorse of a wall mounted rack enclosure,” explained Keith Fulmer, president of VMP. “Where space is at a premium, getting equipment off the floor and up on the wall is a must when floor standing equipment racks just won’t do. VMP designed the new ERWEN-12E wall mounted rack for both form and functionality, especially with the installer in mind. With adjustable four post rails, removable hinged wall plate and a reversible glass front door, the ERWEN-12E is the answer to the most demanding rack mount requirements.”

Additional features of the ERWEN-12E 19-inch wall rack enclosure include:
• works with all standard 19-inch rack equipment and accessories
• 12 rack spaces
• rails threaded with standard 10-32 threading
• adjustable front and rear rails
• vented top and bottom
• top and bottom cable routing knockouts
• reversible hinged tempered glass front door
• removable hinged back panel
• lockable, removable side panels (locks not included)
• welded steel construction
• ships assembled
• load capacity – 120 lbs
• black powder coat finish
• product dimensions (W x D x H): 24.3in x 21.9in x 25.3in
• product weight: 61.6 lbs

For more information on the ERWEN-12E, please visit www.videomount.com or call toll free 877-281-2169. If you need help choosing the right mount for your application, try the Video Mount Finder at www.chooseamount.com.

About Video Mount Products
Born in 1994, Video Mount Products (VMP) is a leading provider of mounting solutions for the A/V, communication and security industries. VMP products consistently offer the latest designs in safety and flexibility, all at an outstanding value. VMP’s product offering continues to grow by adding mounting systems to address growing segments across many markets.

VMP has become the mounting systems company of choice for professionals and their customers everywhere. All products have been engineered for and installed with confidence in thousands of residences, businesses, hotels, restaurants, schools, hospitals, houses of worship and security applications throughout the world. VMP prides itself on providing the best products in the industry and by supporting those products with knowledgeable professionals who understand that “support” is the core of our business.

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Kentucky Mega-Church Reaches the Next Generation with Video Captured Using FUJINON Lenses

Wayne, N.J.Southland Christian Church near Lexington, Kentucky is one of a new breed of mega-churches, investing in the next generation by acquiring sophisticated new video technology, including FUJINON lenses from FUJIFILM North America Corporation’s Optical Devices Division. Founded in 1956, Southland has grown to become one of the state’s largest churches, with three sprawling campuses and attendance averaging 12,000 worshipers each week. Just as its size and scope have expanded, so have its needs for state-of-the-art video broadcast and production technology to help reach its huge audience and provide a moving experience. Now, as Southland makes its transition from standard definition to HD broadcasts, it has turned to FUJINON lenses for the high quality, yet economical, centerpiece to its new system.

As with all churches its size, Southland relies on image magnification to capture every nuance of the service, even for worshippers in the very back row. Two FUJINON XA50x9.5BESM HD Telephoto Box-style lenses provide the critical tight shots at long distances that make the service come alive. In addition, two ZA22x7.6BERM HD Telephoto ENG-style lenses offer the flexibility of mobile and remote image capture, while the ZA12x4.5BERM HD Super Wide Angle ENG/EFP lens lets the church display the big picture incorporating every element of the service. All three zoom lenses deliver DigiPower servo control for remote control of zoom, focus and iris, along with digital Quick Zoom to maximize impact and message delivery.

The lenses complement newly purchased Grass Valley LDK-3000 cameras as well as new switching and control equipment, allowing the 11-member production team to respond quickly to the demands of a large, complex live event. In addition, Southland streams the IMAG, plus images of the interior of the sanctuary, to three giant screens at its satellite campuses. There, live bands perform on huge stages to accompany the simulcast. The church also records these sermons and other video content for its Southlandonline.tv television ministry, which broadcasts for both television and web viewing. In all of these applications, the church has grown to rely on FUJINON lenses and their fast T-stops, quality coatings, and exact color matching.

Southland’s programming director, Mike Vandemark, noted that, to meet the challenge of multiple-location services, the events must be precisely timed and choreographed. Every piece of equipment must be highly reliable and technically precise. With their upgraded video capabilities, he said, “The video and audio capture, transport and control are now on the same level as a sizable remote broadcast truck. And the investment in our new video system has paid off handsomely.” A vibrant, growing community of worshippers clearly agrees, responding enthusiastically to the church’s contemporary style, as well as its use of innovative technology to reach its flock.

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of four operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including: photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; and one-time-use cameras; and also markets motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions to the motion picture, broadcast and production industries. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of Fujifilm products and services in Canada. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmusa.com/northamerica, go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter, or go to www.facebook.com/FujifilmNorthAmerica to Like Fujifilm on Facebook. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 10 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2012, and in the year ended March 31, 2013, had global revenues of $26.7 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.

* At an exchange rate of 83 yen to the dollar.

All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

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FUJIFILM Optical Devices Division, 10 High Point Drive, Wayne, New Jersey 07470. Phone: 973-633-5600. Fax: 973-633-5216. Web site: www.FUJINON.com

Prism Sound Helps Composer John Lunn Create His Unique Sound

Noted TV and film composer John Lunn has recently acquired a Prism Sound/Maselec MEA-2 analogue equaliser, which he has been using to create the score for the ITV/Carnival Films and Television period drama Downtown Abbey.

Lunn, who received Emmys in 2012 and 2013 for Downton Abbey, has a highly intelligent and sensitive approach to sound that allows his compositions to hit at the emotional heart of a piece. His award tally also includes an RTS Award in 2010, nominations for a BAFTA and Ivor Novello for Sky’s Going Postal and a BAFTA Award for the BBC Dickens adaptation, Little Dorrit. Classically-trained yet contemporary in attitude, he combines the highest production values with a continual desire to discover new colours and sounds, and is continuously in great demand.

Lunn’s audio setup embraces an eclectic mix of equipment, which has been assembled to suit his needs.

“Most of it analogue, as I’m not convinced by digital emulations,” he explains. “A couple of months back, I bought the Maselec MLA-2 tri-band compressor for a project I was working on, The White Queen, which used lots of low percussion and sound design, plus a real orchestra. However, the mastering EQ I had been using up to that point suddenly needed repair and I thought I would take the opportunity to try a few things out.”

As an existing Prism Sound user – he already owns a Prism Sound ADA-8XR multichannel converter and an Orpheus FireWire interface – Lunn needed little persuading to try the company’s Maselec MEA-2. Once he did, he says it was immediately obvious that this was the Equaliser he was looking for.

He explains: “It was particularly relevant for Downton Abbey where I needed a very clean and totally transparent treble boost for the piano and strings to cut through the dialogue. KMR gave me the unit to demo and it worked immediately with absolutely no problems.”

Lunn says that he now uses his MEA-2 unit as mastering EQ for all of his film and TV work. The latest series of Downton Abbey, mixed using Lunn’s MEA-2, has been a runaway ratings hit, peaking at 10.4m viewers, a 39.4% market share of the British TV market (source: The Hollywood Reporter).

Prism Sound’s MEA-2 is a stereo or two-channel, four-band precision analogue equaliser with stepped Q/shelf, frequency and cut/boost controls on each band. Designed for recording and mastering applications where ultimate sonic performance, musicality and precision are required, it provides fully-stepped controls for precision and repeatability, across all parameters.

The MEA-2 is extensively used in mastering but also works well on an insertion point in recording or mixing. The MEA-2 features a fine 0.5dB gain adjustment at low cut/boost settings, and a maximum cut/boost per band of 8dB. The MEA-2 can provide precise equalisation with minimal side effects, as it is designed to provide a very transparent signal path where only the desired equalisation effect is obtained without adding any particular sonic signature.

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About Prism Sound
Founded in 1987, Prism Sound manufacture high-quality professional digital audio equipment for the International broadcast, film, music production, manufacturing and telecommunications sectors. The company’s product range includes the Prism ADA-8XR precision 8-channel converter unit, which is regularly used for music and film soundtrack projects by clients such as EMI Abbey Road, BBC, Sony, Lucasfilm and Walt Disney. Prism Sound also manufactures a range of audio test and measurement products, including the de facto standard DSA-1 handheld digital audio generator/analyser and the dScope Series III audio analyser system.

For more information: www.prismsound.com

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