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SIM2 Multimedia SUPER LUMIS Global Success

Miramar, Florida—October 16, 2013—SIM2 Multimedia continues to achieve global success following its World tour, touching all five continents, which included the launch of Grand Cinema SUPER LUMIS home cinema projector.

The new SUPER LUMIS has received a glowing review and a full five-star rating from the UK-based magazine Home Cinema Choice. In the December issue, reviewer John Archer said, “Images achieve a sense of depth, texture, colour balance and naturalism that simply astonishes.” He continued, “3D delivery is exquisite” and concluded with “the SIM2 Super Lumis is about as close as you can get to a commercial cinema experience without actually buying a commercial cinema projector”—establishing SUPER LUMIS as a real “reference standard” in projection.

“The Super Lumis is by far our best projector, and I have to say, SIM2 has received over 250 awards throughout the world in the last decade. It is a small product with an enormous heart capable with extremely bright, crisp images,” said Alan Roser, SIM2 UK CEO. “It is fantastic that the UK’s premier home theater publication agrees and aligns perfectly with the feedback we’ve received from dealers during the Global Road Show. We are sure that the Super Lumis will become the new benchmark for three-chip DLP-based high-end home cinema projectors in the major markets around the world, as it has done here in the UK and in the US.”

It was not by chance that the exclusive limited-edition FUORISERIE recently won a 2013 EXC!TE Award from the US-based magazine Technology Integrator, in recognition of products “that stand out for being innovative, high-performing and solutions-oriented for the custom installation professional.”

Since 1999, SIM2 USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Italian projector manufacturer SIM2 Multimedia, has dedicated its efforts and resources to generating opportunities and added value for its exclusively selected US partners by marketing, servicing, and supporting the best products the professional and CI projection markets have to offer.

SIM2 Multimedia is a worldwide leading manufacturer of top class/high end custom digital video projection systems, and a primary supplier of high-performance large-screen systems used in control rooms and simulation environments. Over the years, SIM2, with its Italian-developed and -made display devices, has gained a reputation for meeting and often exceeding the industry’s demand for new, emerging technologies and business models, offering unparalleled performance, customer support, and passion. Made in Italy by SIM2 is not only branding, it is also a prestigious mark of excellence!

SIM2 Multimedia’s marketing support and programs are global, with a direct presence in Italy (headquarters), the USA, the UK, and China (sister companies), and in over 60 countries worldwide through partnerships with qualified distributors.

McCune Audio Video Adds Wireless Conferencing System from Listen Technologies to Rental Inventory

Listen Technologies Corporation today announced that McCune Audio Video and Lighting in San Francisco, Calif. purchased nearly three dozen Wireless Conferencing units from Listen Technologies as a rental option for its client base.

The wireless conferencing system is available for McCune Audio Video clients who need flexible, multi-use sound capabilities in meetings. It allows meeting participants to hear and interact in meetings without waiting for a “hand held” microphone to be passed to them or having them step up to a podium. The system is ideal for challenging locations such as historical buildings, corporate multi-purpose rooms, as well as hotel banquet halls and hospitality rooms.

“We have been looking for a wireless solution of this high quality, reliability and technical flexibility for several years,” said Allan McCune President of McCune Audio Video and Lighting. “We added the new Listen Technologies wireless conferencing units to our rental inventory because of its ease of use and set up, strong coverage and excellent battery life. The high level of interaction as well as the ability to hear others makes this system extremely desirable for corporate events. Often when a group is larger, you see less interaction than you’d like. With the use of this new system, meetings can be productive without straining to hear or waiting to speak. Our clients are thrilled with the quality of sound as well as the labor and cost savings in the set up and removal.”

The system is a complete personal sound system and provides up to 36 or more users with their own microphone and speaker positioned directly in front of each participant. This makes it possible for any meeting to become interactive and invites participation from all meeting attendees because every participant can listen and speak with total clarity to the entire room. Their voices are easily heard through the other units as well as the overall public address system if desired. The flexibility of the wireless system is a major strength, allowing easy set up and take-down with the option to adapt on the fly to any room’s configuration. The 20-hour battery life and multi-frequency format ensures units will make it through the most demanding meetings and environments. Meeting participation can also easily be recorded for later reference for meeting attendees or for those who could not attend the meeting.

About Listen Technologies Corporation

Listen Technologies brings power and clarity to the sounds that enrich your life—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 solutions, you can cut through the clutter and connect to an experience of pure, focused sound. Listen solutions are used in gathering places around the world including schools, houses of worship, factories, entertainment venues, government agencies and more. For more information on Listen solutions, contact Listen Technologies at 1.800.330.0891, +1.801.233.8992, or watch this short video.

About McCune Audio Video Lighting
McCune Audio / Video / Lighting is a full service technical event production company based in San Francisco, California. McCune provides technical services for sporting events, concerts, parades, trade shows, conferences, weddings, air shows, theater, galas and many events.
With offices in San Francisco, Anaheim and Monterey, we work all over the state and work all over the world. We have 75 years of business experience and are among the most respected and accomplished companies in the industry. No matter the size, scale, vision, budget or venue, McCune will bring a wide range of experience, knowledge and quality service to every event.

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WorldStage Returns For Sixth Year in a Row with AV Support for EA’s “The Download” Press Event at 2013 E3

Once again Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) wowed videogame fans and media at “The Download: EA 2013 Preview,” the top game publisher’s must-see press event held during the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. WorldStage returned for the sixth consecutive year to provide AV support for the event, which looked at upcoming titles via live demos, world premiere trailers and breaking news.

This year “The Download” was marked by a change of venue. “EA wanted to exponentially grow the show, so they moved from the Orpheum Theatre to the massive Shrine Auditorium, the one-time home of the Oscars ceremony,” said Michael T. May, senior account executive at WorldStage. “The challenge for everyone involved was to recreate the incredibly dynamic show that was staged in the smaller theater last year in this much larger environment.”

The action-packed preview was telecast live on cable’s Spike TV and streamed worldwide via multiple webcasts. The event began with the surprise reveal of the first-person shooter game, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare,a stunning new game originated from the famed franchise that pays homage to the action genre while retaining the signature quirky humor, depth and accessibility that fans love about the Plants vs. Zombies franchise.. The show also featured NBA star Kyrie Irving to introduce new bounceTek ball physics for NBA LIVE 14 and hip-hop artist Drake took the stage to showcase gameplay for FIFA 14. Need for Speed Rivals debuted All Drive, a mode that blurs the line between single-player and multiplayer racing experiences. The event closed with an astounding live 64-player multiplayer demo of Battlefield 4.

“To provide the same visceral impact as last year, this year’s design called for high-resolution LED screens instead of the projection screens we’ve mainly used in years past,” said May. “The brightness and pop of the LED screens definitely played better in the bigger space. ”

Three 13×25-foot PixeLED F6 high-resolution 6mm LED walls, were positioned at the left, center and right of the stage to display speaker support, title slides, IMAG and game footage and demos. The center LED wall flew in and out and the two side walls moved on and off stage on custom-built carts that traveled up to eight feet per second. The LED wall movements were choreographed to sync with lighting and stage calls. Additionally, three PixelLED F40 low-resolution 40mm LED walls served as background and scenic visuals.

In addition to the LED Screens, a 45×25-foot front projection surface was flown in to showcase the 64-player Battlefield 4 demo, and several other segments. Video playback was handled by the proprietary WorldStage Media Hub; a Vista Spyder X20 switched all sources to the screens.

Equally, if not more important was the quality of the feed to the webcast and to support that component WorldStage supplied a seven HD-camera system, including three with long lenses, one on Steadicam, one hand-held, and one on a 30-foot jib. One of WorldStage’s Ross 3.5ME Vision Mixers was used for camera cuts for the live telecast.

Debra Robins, Managing Director/Executive Producer at Plumbago Productions, adds, “This show had a tremendous amount of moving parts – both in the technology required and last minute design changes coming in from the client. I can’t imaging pulling off such a complex show as successfully as this one without the support of WorldStage. They were with us every step of the way.”

“EA’s E3 preview event looked great for the audience in the Shrine Auditorium and, with all the dynamic elements, played extremely well for all the home viewers, too,” said May. “Once again we were proud to be the technical solutions provider for such an impressive event.”

At WorldStage Jack Dussault was the project manager, Neal Gass and Carl McMillan the video engineers, and Bryan Dominick lead projectionist.

WorldStage Inc., the company created by the merger of Scharff Weisberg Inc and Video Applications Inc, continues a thirty-year legacy of providing clients the widest variety of entertainment technology coupled with conscientious and imaginative engineering services. WorldStage provides audio, video and lighting equipment and services to the event, theatrical, broadcast and brand experience markets nationally and internationally.

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Vaddio Continues to Strengthen Presence and Brand Awareness through Participation in D-Tools MVP Program

More than 300 Vaddio products appear in the D-Tools System Integrator Data Browser

CONCORD, CA, October 16, 2013 — D-Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software has announced today that Vaddio has joined the D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) program. Based in Minneapolis, MN, Vaddio is the leading manufacturer of PTZ cameras, specialty camera control systems and professional USB peripherals for the audiovisual, video conference and broadcast industries.

“Vaddio’s innovative products and partner-focused practices provide opportunities for integrators and resellers to win business and increase profitability, and we are excited to extend these same principals to D-Tools’ users,” said Kelly Perkins, marketing and communications manager at Vaddio. “We confidently stand behind our products as well as the customer service that we provide and our partnership with D-Tools beautifully complements this commitment. We’re thrilled to be a D-Tools MVP partner as we know that integrators using the D-Tools platform benefit greatly by having free access to Vaddio product information as they create their system designs, estimates and proposals.”

The D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) program provides a database of the most up-to-date product information to more than 4,400 users of the D-Tools System Integrator software platform worldwide. D-Tools MVP Partners are dedicated to helping companies of any size or scope streamline the design process, making it easier for system integrators and installers to provide detailed, accurate, and professional proposals to their clients.

“We are very pleased that Vaddio has chosen to return to the D-Tools MVP Program and are pleased their product information will continue to be made available to our entire user base,” said Adam Stone, President of D-Tools. “Vaddio’s product line is not only user-friendly, but it also provides integrators a dependable solution they can confidently recommend to their clients for a wide variety of audiovisual, videoconferencing and broadcast systems.”

About Vaddio 
Vaddio is the leading manufacturer of specialty PTZ cameras and camera control systems used in the audiovisual, videoconference and broadcast industries. Your customers demand cutting-edge technology that’s simple to use. You want equipment that’s easy to install and reliable to operate. Vaddio serves integrators and operators alike – with broadcast-quality PTZ cameras and control systems that deliver the performance you need with the convenience you demand. More information can be found on the Vaddio website, www.vaddio.com or by calling (800) 572-2011.

About D-Tools, Inc.

D-Tools, founded in 1998 and based in Concord, California, is a worldwide leader in accessible, highly accurate system design and documentation software. The company’s flagship product, System Integrator™ (SI), is a total design solution that utilizes Autodesk® AutoCAD and Microsoft® Visio for comprehensive system design, documentation and project management. D-Tools SI allows residential and commercial integrators to streamline their business processes to increase overall revenues while reducing the time and costs associated with the installation and integration of low-voltage systems. Over 4,400 leading companies use D-Tools software to reduce time and costs and streamline the system integration process. D-Tools is a three-time recipient of the Consumer Electronics Association Mark of Excellence Award, multiple recipient Custom Retailer/Technology Integrator Excite Award (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), and Commercial Integrator BEST Award (2011, 2013), plus the Multi-Room Audio Video Awards for Best Installation Aid, National Systems Contractors Association, Sound and Video Contractor Innovations in Technology for Business Productivity Award, CE Pro High Impact Award for Design Software and CE Pro BEST Award for Business Software (2013).

More information about D-Tools can be obtained by calling (866) 386-6571, e-mailing info@d-tools.com, or visiting www.d-tools.com. Follow D-Tools on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DTools and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beatool.

D-Tools Press Contacts: 

Tim Bigoness

D-Tools, Inc.

(925) 270-4102

timb@d-tools.com

www.d-tools.com

Katye (McGregor) Bennett

KMB Communications

(425) 328-8640

katye@kmbcomm.com

www.kmbcomm.com

 

 

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Wohler Unveils RadiantGrid Detect and Correct Color Gamut Legalization Option With RightHue

SAN FRANCISCO — Oct. 15, 2013 — Wohler Technologies today announced the release of the new RadiantGrid Detect and Correct(TM) legalization option now featuring the unique RightHue(TM) algorithm. This new option for broadcast gamut processing on the RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform(TM) assures that all video output by the RadiantGrid platform meets strict gamut specifications. More specifically, the option ensures compliance with the restrictions on luminance and RGB levels defined by the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) and European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

“As the first deliverable developed for our new Detect and Correct architecture, this new broadcast gamut legalization option further extends the RadiantGrid platform’s media transformation capabilities,” said Craig Newbury, vice president sales, RadiantGrid. “In fact, this option represents the first, technically superior, file-based legalization solution integrated at the point of transcode — reducing the cost and complexity of processing while simplifying and retaining an end-to-end file-based workflow.”

By enabling and automating processing entirely within the file domain, the RadiantGrid Detect and Correct legalization option with RightHue eliminates the unscalable real-time bottleneck of baseband processing, and does away with generational degradation of additional decode-encode cycles required by baseband or outboard file-based solutions. It also allows facilities to forego nonlinear editor processing and to establish highly efficient and cost-effective processing that meets set parameters uniformly and accurately. When speed is of utmost importance, processing can be gridded for ultimate performance.

The new Wohler RightHue legalization algorithm powering the RadiantGrid option is optimized for constant hue legalization (gamut processing) to EBU-R103/DPP gamut specification, the dominant gamut requirement in Europe. RightHue delivers precise gamut control, maximizing use of the allowed gamut without the hue distortion and/or overclipping typical of traditional legalization solutions. Constant hue-gamut control is especially valuable for commercials, for which accurate color reproduction can be critical to the value of the brand.

The new RadiantGrid Detect and Correct legalization option featuring RightHue can be enabled through a simple RadiantGrid platform license update.

More information about RadiantGrid and the full Wohler product family is available at www.wohler.com.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Wohler/RadiantGridColorLegalization.zip
Photo Caption: An example of Wohler’s RadiantGrid Detect and Correct(TM) color gamut legalization option with RightHue(TM)

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About Wohler Technologies Inc.
Wohler’s tradition of innovation began with the creation of the industry’s first in-rack audio, video, and data monitoring category, and continues today through its development of signal management and monitoring solutions for video, audio, captioning, and loudness applications. Wohler’s 2012 acquisition of RadiantGrid Technologies extends this award-winning product line to include the Wohler RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform(TM) for efficient file-based content creation and distribution, quality control, and faster-than-real-time transcoding and standards conversion. This new offering, combined with the company’s proven, cost-effective confidence monitoring, compliance recording, and content management solutions, ensures high-quality media production across any platform and delivery to any device. More information about Wohler is available at www.wohler.com.

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Digigram to Showcase Advances Achieved With THAT Corporation in Presentation at 135th AES Convention

MONTBONNOT, France — Oct. 15, 2013 — Digigram today announced that the poster “Automatic Analog Preamp Gain Control Using Digital Command” has been selected for presentation at the 135th AES Convention in New York City on Oct. 19. This poster addresses the problem of designing an automatic gain control (AGC) in the absence of dedicated hardware, such as voltage-controlled amplifiers, with the use of Digigram on-board DSP processing coupled with advanced analog components supplied by THAT Corporation.

During the presentation, scheduled for 5 p.m. on Oct. 19, Nicolas Sturmel, research project manager at Digigram, will discuss how the company overcame the challenges of fixed gain steps and variable delay of the gain command to engineer a very simple yet high-quality, digitally controlled automatic gain using only 10 MIPS of processing power from Digigram’s CANCUN high-end USB sound card, plus the built-in, high-end, digitally controlled mic preamplifier based on THAT1570/5171 chips. Following the presentation, Sturmel will be available for further discussion at the THAT Corporation booth, #2734.

“Since 2011, Digigram has chosen THAT integrated circuits for the analog inputs of the CANCUN USB sound card,” said Sturmel. “The THAT1570/5171 preamp and gain controller provide the best of two worlds with no compromises: one dedicated chip for top-notch analog quality and one chip for digital ease of control. This modular solution assures the lowest- possible noise level and distortion. With the THAT integrated circuits, CANCUN is one of the rare USB- powered sound cards with four studio-grade +48v-powered mic preamps and with an innovative AGC now.”

“A voltage-controlled amplifier is a great way to control levels, but being positioned after the microphone preamp, it can’t prevent the preamp from overloading on large signals,” said Les Tyler, president, THAT Corporation. “Digigram’s clever solution uses our digital controllers to change gain in the preamp itself, thereby avoiding overload from the start.”

More information about THAT Corporation is available at www.thatcorp.com. More information about Digigram and the company’s products is available at www.digigram.com or by phone at +33 4 76 52 47 47.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Digigram/Sturmel.zip
Photo Caption: Nicolas Sturmel, Digigram Research Project Manager

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Digigram/Cancun442-AVG.zip
Photo Caption: CANCUN USB Sound Card

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About THAT Corporation
THAT Corporation’s mission is to provide best-in-class technology solutions to design engineers in the form of analog integrated circuits or as licensed TV-audio intellectual property. The company accomplishes this through a combination of careful, innovative designs; quality-conscious manufacturing; and superior customer service. THAT Corporation is headquartered in Massachusetts, with offices in Tokyo and Silicon Valley. More information is available at www.thatcorp.com.

About Digigram
Positioned at the convergence of professional audio and video with IT, Digigram offers IP-based solutions that enable users worldwide to increase their competitiveness through change.

The company’s products enable the reliable capture, production and delivery of high-quality audio and video over IP networks. Its innovative IP audio codecs, professional sound cards, and audio processing software are used by thousands of journalists, broadcasters, and audio engineers worldwide. Digigram’s all-IP video product line provides advanced contribution and distribution solutions to broadcast, IPTV, Web TV, and OTT operators. The company also delivers key audio/video technologies and OEM solutions to software vendors and manufacturers.

For more than 25 years, through constant innovation and the development of fruitful partnerships, Digigram has been influential in energizing the industry, raising standards, and pushing forward technological development.

Further information on Digigram and its product portfolio is available at www.digigram.com.

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Hollywood Post Alliance Honors Avid with the Charles S. Swartz Award

The Preeminent Post Production Organization Will Honor Avid For a Heritage of Outstanding Contributions

(Los Angeles, CA) The Hollywood Post Alliance(r) – the trade association for the post production community – has announced that Avid(r) will receive the 2013 Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production. The HPA will present the honor during the 8th Annual HPA Awards, which takes place on the evening of November 7th, 2013 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA. Louis Hernandez, Jr, President and CEO of Avid, will accept the award on behalf of the company.

Leon Silverman, President of the HPA, commented on the award, “From its founding days to the present, Avid has not only helped to lead our industry’s transition to new, powerful digital creative tools, but has also expanded the creative image and sound post production palette in a way that has fundamentally enabled new creative abilities. Building on their strong heritage of innovation, it is exciting to see Avid’s ongoing dedication to our community.”

Recognized as a leading provider of audio and video technology for media organizations and content creators, Avid’s tools and products are widely used by creative and media professionals around the world to make, distribute and monetize content. Avid led the revolution in non-linear editing over 25 years ago, irrevocably changing the way that creative projects were finished. Unveiling a prototype of their first non-linear editing system – the avid/I – at the 1988 NAB, within just a few years Avid’s category-defining products began to dethrone traditional film editing. Non-linear digital editing came to be the predominant standard, and the company has continually exerted its influence through its extensive R&D, development of IP, and expansion into audio production, broadcast, and live sound. The company’s products have been recognized with numerous industry and technology awards, including 2 OSCARS(r) a GRAMMY(r), and 14 EMMYS(r). The company holds over 200 patents.

Avid continues to develop crucial new technologies, and is at the forefront of helping an industry in rapid change, continually move forward. In September, the company announced “Avid Everywhere,” its vision to connect creative professionals and media organizations with their audiences in a more powerful, efficient, collaborative, and profitable way. In a major move to broaden collaboration across its community of customers and industry partners, the company also announced the creation of the Avid Customer Association, a comprehensive initiative designed to provide essential strategic leadership to the media industry, collaborate with key industry leaders and visionaries, and deepen relationships between the company and its customers.

Hernandez said of the award, “We are deeply honored to receive this award, and are especially proud to be recognized by the HPA, the voice of the post community. The post production industry has always been a source of innovation and inspiration. From the beginning, Avid has had deep roots within this community and, we are dedicated to being your trusted partner long into the future.”

The award was named in honor of the late Charles S. Swartz, who led the Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California from 2002 until 2006, helping to build it into the industry’s premier test bed for new digital cinema technologies. Charles was a member of the Hollywood Post Alliance Board of Directors until his passing in 2007. The Charles S. Swartz Award is not bestowed every year, but rather only as worthy recipients are identified. Silverman concluded, “The mission of the Charles S Swartz Award is to recognize those efforts that have had profound and global impact on post production. Avid, throughout its 25-plus year history, has impacted our post production community so significantly that they indeed exemplify the meaning of this Award and so honor the memory of our friend and colleague Charles Swartz.”

The HPA Awards were designed to draw attention to the creative work being done in post production by companies and individuals. During the upcoming event in November, awards will be presented in 13 craft categories, as well as special awards, including the Charles S. Swartz Award, a Judges Award for Creativity & Innovation and the Engineering Excellence Award. Nominees for the craft categories as well as a number of special award winners were announced earlier. The list is available here http://bit.ly/17OZiMd.

Tickets for the HPA Awards are available now and can be purchased online at www.hpaawards.net. For further information about tickets or the Awards Show call HPA at 213.614.0860 or write to info@hpaawards.net.

About the Hollywood Post Alliance(r)
Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) serves the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media and other dynamic media content.

About the HPA(r) Awards
The HPA Awards were created to foster awareness of post production, promote creative and technical excellence, recognize the achievements of post production talent, and build involvement in the Hollywood Post Alliance. The HPA Awards will be presented with generous support from Sponsors: Foundation members: Dolby, Company 3, Deluxe, EFILM, Encore; Premier sponsor NAB Show; Bronze Sponsor Sohonet; Brand Sponsor NVIDIA and Supporting Sponsors.

About Avid
Through Avid Everywhere, Avid delivers the industry’s most open, innovative and comprehensive media platform connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution and consumption for the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world-from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, and television shows, to live concerts and news broadcasts. Industry leading solutions include Pro Tools(r), Media Composer(r), ISIS(r), Interplay(r), and Sibelius(r). For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, connect with Avid on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+; or subscribe to Avid Blogs.

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Media Contact:

HPA
ignite strategic communications
818.980.3473
chris@ignite.bz

Avid
Lisa Kilborn
978-640-3230
lisa.kilborn@avid.com

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Forbidden Appoints Bridge Digital as FORscene Distributor for the Americas

LONDON — Oct. 15, 2013 — Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT), the AIM-quoted owner and developer of the market-leading cloud video platform FORscene, today announced that Bridge Digital will represent FORscene to the broadcast industry in the Americas. Bridge Digital is a U.S integrator and value-added reseller of all tiers of data storage hardware, media asset management software, digital distribution services, and customized technology solutions. Based in Goodlettsville, Tenn., Bridge Digital has served media companies and video production and post-production facilities of all types since 2002.

“We believe that synergies between Forbidden and Bridge Digital will bring us to a new chapter in introducing FORscene to the Americas,” said Greg Hirst, business development director, Forbidden Technologies plc. “With Bridge Digital’s dedicated sales and technical team, its breadth of experience in asset management and post-production, and its reach into Central and South America, we hope to appeal to a wide range of new users who put an emphasis on high-quality, cloud-based editing within the SaaS model.”

“The intelligent mix of compression, on-premises services, and cloud computing make FORscene the obvious next step for our customers’ production requirements,” said Bridge Digital President Richie Murray. “With a powerful feature set and great pricing model, we expect to replicate the success Forbidden has enjoyed in its local market here in the Americas.”

More information about FORscene can be found at www.forscene.co.uk. More information about Forbidden Technologies can be found at www.forbidden.co.uk.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/ForbiddenTechnologies/BridgeDig.zip

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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 about FORscene can be found at www.forscene.co.uk. More information about Forbidden Technologies can be found at www.forbidden.co.uk.

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Special Series of FX Tutorials and Workshops Will Kick-Off Each Day of the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention

— Professor Alex U. Case will lead a tutorial explaining technical foundations and demonstrating creative strategies for an effect family (compression, equalization, distortion and reverb), followed by a workshop panel offering added insight from the designers of some of the most important hardware and software available for the effect. Downbeat is 9:00 a.m., each morning —

New York, NY, October 10, 2013 — At the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention (Thursday, October 17, through Sunday, October 20, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City), Alex U. Case, the well-known Associate Professor of Sound Recording Technology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, will kick off four straight days of tutorials demonstrating audio processing technologies and techniques. Each day’s sessions will then continue with other presenters’ seminars.

Prof. Case, an active member of the Audio Engineering Society and a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America with degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Music, and Acoustics, is an engineer, educator and author who speaks frequently on audio and acoustics across the United States and worldwide. At this year’s AES Show, he’s overseeing a jam-packed series of seminars that cover key issues in audio, starting at 9 a.m. each morning with tutorials on specific subjects – Compression, Equalization, Distortion and Reverb – followed by intensive workshops on the same topics, intended to reinforce that new knowledge in a highly practical manner.

Case, who has been a major draw in other types of presentations at previous AES Shows, is packaging his vast knowledge and educational skill in an immersive presentation format that will let attendees leave with a new sense of understanding and confidence in their abilities. “I chose topics that I thought I would have been most interested in early in my career,” explains Case, who says the content of the tutorials are based largely on chapters of his book Sound FX. “But we wanted to take it a step further, so I added the workshops to the tutorials to create a more complete experience.”

Alex U. Case-led Tutorial sessions include:
Seminars:
Compression: http://www.aes.org/events/135/tutorials/?ID=3651
Equalization: http://www.aes.org/events/135/tutorials/?ID=3673
Distortion: http://www.aes.org/events/135/tutorials/?ID=3703
Reverb: http://www.aes.org/events/135/tutorials/?ID=3723

Workshops:
Compression: http://www.aes.org/events/135/workshops/?ID=3652
Equalization: http://www.aes.org/events/135/workshops/?ID=3674
Distortion: http://www.aes.org/events/135/workshops/?ID=3702
Reverb: http://www.aes.org/events/135/workshops/?ID=3722

For more information on these and the entire tutorial schedule, please visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/tutorials/. For further information on the 135th AES International Convention, and to register for your free Exhibits-Plus badge or the premium All-Access badge, please visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/.

Photo Caption: Professor Alex U. Case

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Audio-Technica to Hold “Ask Me Anything” Sessions at 135th AES Convention

— Featuring industry insiders and friends of A-T, these AMA sessions are set to be informative and revelatory for an audience of in-person AES convention attendees as well as a worldwide online audience —

STOW, OH, October 10, 2013 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, announces that, for the first time, it will be hosting several “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) question-and-answer sessions at its exhibition booth (2723) at the 135th AES Convention in New York, NY. Sessions are scheduled for two days of the convention: Friday, October 18, and Saturday, October 19. The session schedule is listed below, and additional details are available at the Audio-Technica booth or www.audio-technica.com/aes2013. (Note: this schedule is subject to change; updates will be made on this link).

Friday, October 18, 2013 (all times EDT):
1:00-1:30 — Joel Singer, GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer/mixer, co-founder and chief engineer of Music Mix Mobile.
2:00-2:30 — Jackie Green, VP R&D/Engineering at Audio-Technica.
3:00-3:30 — Frank Filipetti, GRAMMY® Award-winning music producer, engineer and mixer.
4:00-4:30 — Richie Castellano, musician and YouTube sensation.

Saturday, October 19, 2013 (all times EDT):
1:00-1:30 — Richard Chycki, mixer, engineer and producer.
2:00-2:30 — Carl Tatz, TEC Award-nominated recording studio designer.
3:00-3:30 — Frank Wells, President of AES.
4:00-4:30 — Jimmy Douglass, GRAMMY® Award-winning recording engineer/record producer.

“Ask Me Anything” questions are fed to the presenters through a moderator during a 30-minute Q&A session. Questions can be submitted by individuals present at AES booth 2723; online at www.livestream.com (free registration); and by Twitter #ATliveAES.

In addition, individuals may watch during and after the event at www.audio-technica.com/aes2013 (also accessible from A-T’s website or Facebook page).

“We are very much looking forward to the AMA sessions at the AES Convention,” stated Gary Boss, Audio-Technica Marketing Director. “This will be a wonderful opportunity to hear comments on a wide variety of topics from some of the leaders in their fields in an informal, no-holds-barred setting. And with the online presence, people who could not make the convention in person can get a taste of what the show has to offer and interact with these experts. We hope that this series of events will truly enhance the AES Convention experience for all who participate, and be the beginning a great tradition moving forward.”

Full details are available at www.audio-technica.com/aes2013.

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