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Symetrix Automates Audio for Services at Marytown’s 24/7 Sanctuary

LIBERTYVILLE, ILLINOIS – FEBRUARY 2014: Marytown in Libertyville, Illinois is the National Shrine of Saint Maximilian Kolbe and is a ministry of the Conventual Franciscans Friars of Saint Bonaventure Province. Its stunningly beautiful sanctuary is a notable pilgrimage site and operates twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week for Eucharistic Adoration and prayer. In addition, Marytown holds mass twice daily and Liturgy of the Hours four times daily. In short, Marytown is a very serene, yet busy place. When its sound reinforcement system failed, Marytown called on CAVCOMM Audio Visual (Niles, Illinois) to make a speedy repair. Once the system was evaluated, replacing the aging analog system made more financial sense. A Symetrix SymNet Solus 16 open architecture, standalone audio DSP forms the heart of a robust, flexible system that the Franciscan Friars liked so much it inspired the installation of a Symetrix Jupiter 4 fixed architecture, standalone DSP in their residence.

“The layout of Marytown’s beautiful sanctuary is unique,” said Mike Canfield, president of CAVCOMM Audio Visual. “In front of the chancel alter area, the pews are perpendicular, and the pulpit and Father’s chair are situated towards the middle of the nave. Just before a major holy day, their mixer failed. I brought in a SymNet Solus 16 so they could get through the busy season. Having the flexibility of the open-architecture SymNet Solus 16 was great because we could use it in place of the old gear and we could still use the existing speakers and amplification. New Tannoy VLS15 passive line array speakers were added a few months later. I favor Symetrix processing based partly on its broadcast industry heritage, which requires products to have a quiet, neutral performance and the Symetrix processors are intuitive to program.”

Two Symetrix ARC-2e wall panel remote controls provide easy selection and volume control for a collection of seven Shure wired and wireless microphones and a CD/iPod deck. An eight-channel Lab.gruppen C10.8x amplifier powers the system. Because it was so easy to program the SymNet Solus 16, Canfield ran a few experimental setups with the Marytown friars. “I put in a gated mixing design for a few weeks and then tried a gain sharing design,” he said. “Then I asked which they liked better. Because so many different people with different speaking voices and volumes use the system, they felt the gain-sharing design worked better. It was nice to have that kind of flexibility.”

The friars were so pleased with the performance of the new system in the sanctuary that they requested a smaller DSP system for their dining/meeting room. “It’s very simple, and a Jupiter 4 together with a Symetrix ARC-2e wall panel remote control allows them to play music and have a microphone input for meetings,” Canfield said. “Right now it’s just two inputs and two outputs, but they might expand the system to include some outdoor landscaping speakers or another input. Everything that the Jupiter 4 contains couldn’t be touched by an analog system for anywhere near its price. It’s a tremendous value.”

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

BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC TO ADD FOURTH API LEGACY CONSOLE

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 2014: The Music Production and Engineering Department (MPED) at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music will add a fourth 32-channel analog API Legacy Plus console to its Studio A in early summer of 2014. At that time, a John Storyk-led renovation will overhaul the space to create a fourth facility with nearly identical equipment to three existing facilities for the instruction of foundational tracking and mixing courses. Because the MPED recognizes the importance of giving students abundant hands-on experience with definitive industry tools, it self-limits the number of Berklee students who can earn their degree in the department. Thus, only half of the Berklee students who apply to the MPED are accepted, which allows the department to maintain a student body of approximately three hundred students. The new API Legacy Plus will help alleviate competition for space and bottlenecks in studio scheduling.

“The API Legacy Plus offers us several advantages,” said Rob Jaczko, chair of the MPED and recording engineer for Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, James Taylor, and countless others. “First and foremost, its sonics and musicality are an industry benchmark. Just running tracks through it flat is an experience that our students should appreciate. Second, the Legacy Plus has a classic in-line analog signal path, which is very useful for teaching signal flow and problem solving. Finally, we’ve enjoyed a great relationship with API. We’ve always been happy with API’s outboard gear, which is included in seventeen of our studios, and the support we received from the API staff during the purchase and installation of the first three Legacies was great.”

ABOUT API (AUTOMATED PROCESSES, INC.) Established more than 40 years ago, Automated Processes, Inc. is the leader in analog recording gear with the Vision, Legacy Series and 1608 recording consoles, as well as its classic line of modular signal processing equipment.

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NUGEN Audio Hires Simon Kerr as Chief Marketing Officer; Opens North American Office

NEW YORK — Feb. 11, 2014 — NUGEN Audio, creator of intuitive tools for audio professionals, today announced the appointment of Simon Kerr as chief marketing officer. Kerr will oversee the company’s global marketing strategy and will manage NUGEN Audio’s North American office, newly opened in New York City.

Before joining NUGEN Audio, Kerr served as director of marketing communications for professional imaging products at Canon USA Inc., leading marketing strategy for the company’s professional SLR cameras, camcorders, and pro A/V products. There he spearheaded the launch and marketing of the Cinema EOS line of cameras, winning top market share within two years. With a background in documentary filmmaking for TV, Kerr lectured in video production at Leeds Metropolitan University in the U.K. before migrating to New York 15 years ago.

“Simon brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the U.S. industry to his new role as CMO, and he’s the ideal professional to lead the effort to expand our presence in North America,” said Jon Schorah, founder and creative director, NUGEN Audio. “Establishing a base in New York will help us more directly reach and support the North American broadcast and post-production marketplace, and will enable us to provide enhanced service for our rapidly growing user base in the U.S.”

NUGEN Audio’s new North American office is located at 59-26 Norman St., New York, NY. The telephone number is 844-592-1853. More information about 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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AmberFin Becomes Global Reseller for Nexidia QC”

Nexidia’s Language and Caption Verification and QC System Available as a Plug-in for AmberFin’s Unified Quality Control (UQC) Solution

BASINGSTOKE, UK — Feb. 11, 2014 — AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding, and quality control solutions for owners, broadcasters, sports organizations, and postproduction houses, and Nexidia, developer of dialogue and audio analysis products and technologies for optimizing audio and video media, today announced an agreement where AmberFin will become a global reseller for Nexidia QC” closed caption, language, and video description verification software.

Available as a plug-in for AmberFin Unified Quality Control (UQC), Nexidia QC is a software tool that automates the verification of closed caption, video description, closed caption alignment, and language identification in broadcast and IP workflows. Nexidia QC ensures that content is being created, edited, distributed, and received in the right languages, with the correct captions, at the right times. By automating the process, it saves on time-consuming and cumbersome manual testing, reduces operating expenses, and automatically identifies errors to avoid fines and improve quality for viewers.

AmberFin’s UQC represents a unique approach to file-based media quality control since it combines multiple tools for baseband checks during tape ingest, file-based QC after ingest, and overall operator-controlled QC, including annotation and markup. With a palette of 10 different vendors and systems  including Interra Systems, Digimetrics, and Tektronix  UQC users are able to mix and match tools to create the optimum QC environment for their needs. Nexidia QC’s API allows it to integrate easily into other workflows and QC applications, giving UQC customers the ability to see Nexidia QC results on the AmberFin iCR Works timeline and use Nexidia QC in conjunction with other UQC plug-ins.

“Language and caption quality can impact the entire delivery chain for broadcasters, so we are very pleased to have added Nexidia QC to our UQC partner ecosystem. While there are many quality-control products available for video analysis, audio quality, and loudness, Nexidia’s language and caption verification QC software is unique. With this addition to our UQC solution, users will be able not only to QC their files, check their audio, and test their workflow, but also to automate the QC of their closed-captioning and language tracks within a single unified timeline,” explained Bruce Devlin, AmberFin’s CTO.

“We are very pleased that AmberFin has become a distributor for Nexidia QC and integrated our solution into UQC because no other QC platform available today offers this degree of intuitive operation, power, and sophistication,” said Drew Lanham, senior vice president and general manager of Nexidia’s Media and Entertainment division. “By leveraging AmberFin’s global distribution capabilities, we will expand our reach and introduce Nexidia QC to broadcasters worldwide.”

QC software tools integrated within UQC now include:
Vendor — Product Name — Application Focus
Digimetrics — Aurora — General File QC
Tektronix — Cerify — General File QC
VidCheck — VidChecker — General File QC
Interra — Baton — General File QC
Snell — Hyperion — Baseband QC
Metaglue — MXFixer — MXF Wrapper
MediaArea.net — MediaInfo — General Wrappers
Venera — Pulsar — General File QC
Nexidia – Nexidia QC — Language and caption verification
Minnetonka — AudioToolsServer — Audio QC & Loudness

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About AmberFin
AmberFin’s business is intelligent media conversion, solving file-based workflow challenges for broadcasters, sports organizations, post-production houses and other media content owners. Scalable, agile and efficient, the AmberFin iCR (intelligent Content Re-Purposing) Platform brings true innovation and cost-effectiveness to the demands of multi-platform delivery, enabling the industry to deal with high volumes and true-to-source high quality pictures at the same time, all with exclusive slim-file technology.

Unique to the iCR Platform, AmberFin’s industry leading approach to Quality Control, known as Unified Quality Control (UQC), introduces a QC mark that brings a new level of trust to media assets. UQC uniquely combines, automated processes that integrate third party verification tools with a human touch, enabling more efficient and effective decision-making and new levels of confidence in the file creation and transformation processes. AmberFin continues to experience market growth thanks to hundreds of iCR systems being deployed worldwide. Systems that are trusted where quality matters by some of the world’s leading media organizations including Sony Pictures, Warner Brothers, Turner Broadcasting, Canal+, ITV, ZDF, NRK, Nine Network Australia, Discovery and National Geographic. To follow the latest innovations in Broadcast-IT workflow technologies visit blog.amberfin.com

About Nexidia
Nexidia is the audio and video search company with patented technologies and breakthrough applications that make it quick and easy for customers to gain new insight, boost their competitive advantage, and monetize large volumes of audio and video assets from entertainment, sports, news, education, corporate, government, financial, house of worship, and non-profit organizations. More information is available at www.nexidia.tv.

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

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ASHLY AUDIO APPOINTS BARDY HAYES AND ALEX SCHLOESSER OF GLOBAL MARKETING MANAGEMENT AS ASIA PACIFIC SALES MANAGER AND ENGINEER

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 2014: Ashly Audio, veteran manufacturer of professional audio signal processing and amplification equipment, has appointed Bardy Hayes and Alex Schloesser of Global Marketing Management (GMM) as its sales manager and sales engineer, respectively, in the Asia-Pacific region. Hayes will oversee the qualification and appointment of local distributors, as well as monitor sales and marketing goals. Schloesser will train and support the distribution channel. In a word, the duo will act as an extension of Ashly’s sales, marketing, and technical departments from Mongolia to Tasmania and from India to Tahiti.

“Global has a mature and well-managed territory, with deep networks that we will tap directly into,” said Mark Wentling, CEO at Ashly. “Alex’s technical training and support capabilities are world class, and Bardy’s able handling of regional planning and management will allow us to focus our energies on the more strategic side of building Ashly’s channels worldwide.” GMM has been in operation for over a decade and maintains offices in San Diego and Singapore.

“Ashly has a strong and stable brand reputation in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Hayes. “Ashly products sound great, fill real world needs, and are some of the most reliable in the world. The company has a high level of integrity and has respect from all parties fortunate enough to do business with them. We will work hard to strengthen all of the relationships between the factory and the channel in the Asia-Pacific region. We want to see Ashly in projects of all sizes and across a wide swath of applications.”

ABOUT ASHLY AUDIO Ashly Audio Inc. is recognized as a world leader in the design and manufacturing of high quality & high performance signal processing equipment and power amplification for use in the commercial sound contracting and professional audio markets. The 37-year old company is headquartered in Webster, New York U.S.A.

www.ashly.com

(PHOTO CAPTION) From left to right, John Sexton (Ashly), Bardy Hayes (APAC Sales Manager), Mark Wentling (Ashly), Alex Schloesser (APAC Sales Engineer), Kelly Trader (APAC Order/Sales Admin).

DANLEY LOUDSPEAKERS COMPLETE THE FINAL PHASE OF GREEEN BAY PACKERS’ LAMBEAU FIELD EXPANSION

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN: The Green Bay Packers have yet again expanded the seating capacity of legendary Lambeau Field, which raises it to the third-largest NFL stadium in the league with a total of 80,750 seats. The additional seats number 7,000 and fill in the south end zone, which had been the last remaining gap in Lambeau Field’s bowl architecture. With the bowl complete, designer Anthony James Partners and installer Pro Media Ultrasound were able to remove the longer-throw loudspeakers that had previously covered the south end zone seating and replace them with distributed Danley Sound Labs Synergy Horn loudspeakers that are mounted unobtrusively to the new structure. This final phase completes Lambeau Field’s all-Danley sound reinforcement system, which has been widely praised for its impact and fidelity.

“We knew going into the original system overhaul that the structural completion of the south end zone would give us the fully-symmetrical system we wanted,” explained Larry Lucas, director of audio engineering for Anthony James Partners (Richmond, Virginia). Lucas designed both phases of the Danley system overhaul at Lambeau Field. He continued, “Not only did it allow us to cover the original south end zone seating, it also allowed us to cover the 7,000 new seats as well.”

Over one hundred new Danley Synergy Horn loudspeakers comprise the addition. They include 26 Danley SM-100s, 31 Danley SM-96s, 42 Danley SH-MINIs, six Danley SH-46s, 21 Danley SH-21s, and, for good measure, two of Danley’s flagship SH-50s. Crown amplifiers power the system, with processing and control from BSS London. The existing Danley system is made up of twelve loudspeaker towers, each of which contains a Danley Genesis Horn GH-60 for primary coverage, a Danley SH-100 for fill, and a Danley TH-118 subwoofer for impactful bass.

Danley’s Mike Hedden commented, “Part of the commissioning process included STIPA measurements performed by the local authorities in charge of emergency and mass communication. They measured every seat not once but twice as they had never seen such high STIPA readings. Intelligibility is a huge hurdle in large venues and to have the third largest NFL stadium with stunning fidelity as well as intelligibility speaks to our superior technologies.”

“Danley’s small-format loudspeakers gave us the opportunity to tuck them under the soffits and under the new deck,” said Lucas. “Importantly, we did not have to place any loudspeakers on the front of the new deck, which is prime advertising real estate. The team has received a lot of comments from season ticket holders in the south end zone. They’re very pleased with the sound of the new system. As a system designer, it was especially gratifying to see the whole stadium come together. It was exciting to commission and verify that, as planned, all of Lambeau Field is now seamless.”

ABOUT DANLEY SOUND LABS Danley Sound Labs is the exclusive home of Tom Danley, one of the most innovative loudspeaker designers in the industry today and recognized worldwide as a pioneer for “outside the box” thinking in professional audio technology.

www.danleysoundlabs.com

Harmonic Boosts Features and Functionality of Industry-Leading Spectrum Media Server Line

Software Release Yields Improvements Across Spectrum Line, Including ChannelPort(TM) Integrated Channel Playout System

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Feb. 11, 2014 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced sophisticated new playout and graphics capabilities for the company’s market-leading ChannelPort(TM) integrated channel playout system. The latest Spectrum(TM) software also enhances the complete Spectrum media server platform with augmented ingest, storage, and playout broadcast workflows.

“Spectrum 7.5 software introduces a series of high-value system enhancements that build on Spectrum systems’ unparalleled reliability, flexibility, form factor, and power usage advantages,” said Andy Warman, director, product management, production and playout, Harmonic. “With this major release, Harmonic continues to build on the industry-leading functionality and performance that keep Spectrum systems well ahead of the competition.”

Substantial functional gains for the ChannelPort system include options for supporting up to six live sources, which may include two key-and-fill pair inputs (one key-and-fill pair usable at a time) and HD and SD simulcast output. With these extended input options, ChannelPort becomes more flexible when dealing with complex video source needs and, at the same time, reduces the demand on upstream switcher/router control. The Spectrum 7.5 software release also provides audio downmixing, which ensures that the audio output — 5.1, stereo, or mono — matches the HD or SD output needs of the channel.

With this new software release, Onboard Playout Control (OPC) for ChannelPort and MediaPort(TM) has been enhanced with an interactive playlist mode that allows an operator to control ChannelPort channels while on-air. Operators can cut, copy, paste, and delete events/blocks; insert new primary and secondary events; and take, drop, or hold the next event in the playlist. The result is centralized playback monitoring with easier management and control that enable the operator to react quickly to schedule changes and unplanned events.

As part of its standard functionality, ChannelPort now also includes previously announced features for integrating rich graphics directly into the playout workflow, dynamic closed-caption file insertion, and an Enhanced Channel mode that enables dual DVE support and independent branding of simulcast SD and HD channels. Further enhancements to the Spectrum MediaPort video encoder/decoder include real-time SD and HD MPEG-2 ingest and playout for the MediaPort 7100 and 7600 models.

Spectrum 7.5 software also includes a number of core server enhancements. The new features begin with file-system improvements, including directory-based user-rights access and a key file-system security measure that enables more granular control over read, write, and delete access. Improvements to ancillary data management include a new WSS blanking feature that allows widescreen signaling to be stripped for ancillary data as needed and supports the insertion of SCTE-104 triggers during playout, which eliminates the cost and complexity of using external insertion devices downstream. In addition, the MediaStore(TM) 5000 storage array can now accommodate 1.2 TB 2.5-inch drives, a 33 percent gain in storage capacity compared with the previous version.

Harmonic’s line of market-leading broadcast and multiscreen solutions, including Spectrum ChannelPort, will be featured at Harmonic’s booth SU1210 during the 2014 NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 7-10. Further information about Harmonic and the company’s products is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

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About Harmonic
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) is the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure for emerging television and video services. The company’s production-ready innovation enables content and service providers to efficiently create, prepare, and deliver differentiated services for television and new media video platforms. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements related to the anticipated capabilities and benefits of Harmonic’s ChannelPort(TM), Spectrum(TM), and MediaPort products. Our expectations and beliefs regarding these matters may not materialize and are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the possibility that the products do not meet some or all of their anticipated capabilities or provide some or all of their anticipated benefits, such as reliability, flexibility, cost savings, easier channel management and control by operators, improved data management, power usage advantages, and gain in capacity storage.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, such as those more fully described in Harmonic’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec.31, 2012, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and its Current Reports on Form 8-K. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Harmonic as of the date hereof, and Harmonic disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

EDITOR’S NOTE  Product and company names used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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Fishman Releases TriplePlay® Software 1.2 Update

Andover, MA––Fishman has announced that TriplePlay Software version 1.2 is now available with numerous enhancements, new features and improvements in terms of compatibility. Always seeking to improve the user experience and performance, this is Fishman’s second major update since the product’s successful launch in April 2013.

The most notable new feature is that TriplePlay is now Pro Tools® AAX compatible. TriplePlay can now be inserted as a plugin in Pro Tools® 11 for Mac-based systems

The v1.2 release also features an enhancement for GarageBand®. Users will now be able to record and play back multiple MIDI channels in a GarageBand® session.

Fishman has also improved the plugin scanning so that upon first launch, 64-Bit TriplePlay now warns you that factory and user patches containing 32-bit plugins are not compatible with 64-Bit mode. Patches that are not compatible with 64-bit systems will now appear in the factory patch list in red.

Fishman’s Development Team went even further to address numerous requests from current TriplePlay users and add major improvements for enhanced performance.

For more information about Fishman TriplePlay, please click to www.fishman.com.

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Joseph Electronics Hires Jeff McNall as Sales Engineer

McNall Brings 30 Years of Broadcast and Operations Experience to New Role

NILES, Ill. — Feb. 11, 2014 — Joseph Electronics (JE), the premier one-stop shop for the broadcast industry and provider of fiber termination and custom fiber solutions through Joseph Fiber Solutions (JFS), today announced that Jeff McNall has joined the company in the role of sales engineer. McNall comes to this position with 15 years of experience in operations, followed by another 15 years’ experience in sales and marketing to broadcast clients.

“Jeff’s rich experience on both the operations and sales sides of the broadcast industry will be a tremendous asset for us,” said Yohay Hahamy, president at Joseph Electronics. “He’s been enormously successful in driving the development and delivery of solutions that meet specific customer requirements, and we are confident that his contributions will further our own ability to provide and support valuable fiber-based systems for the broadcast and pro A/V markets.”

McNall most recently served as vice president of sales for the Americas at TSL and as director of product line management at Wohler Technologies. He earlier worked with Dolby, where he successfully launched Dolby 3D into more than 500 movie theatres around the world, and at Sony, where his responsibilities included marketing activities for remote monitoring solutions. Before moving into sales, he held engineering roles at major market television stations and in live sports production, including a technical operations coordination role for the 1996 Olympic Games. McNall graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in radio and television.

“Over my career, through a variety of collaborative development projects, I have enjoyed a great working relationship with Joseph Electronics,” said McNall. “Now, as a sales engineer within the company, I look forward to providing continued service and support both to new customers and the many clients I have worked with over the years.”

Further information about JE is available at www.josephelectronics.com.

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About Joseph Fiber Solutions
Joseph Fiber Solutions (JFS), the fiber division of Joseph Electronics Inc., offers consultation, design, and integration of fiber-optic systems for broadcast and pro A/V applications. JFS represents 16 select high-end fiber manufacturers and also creates innovative custom solutions — such as the Caddie Series and 4K Replay — for broadcasters and system integrators alike. Equipped with a state-of-the-art fiber lab staffed with fully certified professionals, JFS can fabricate, terminate, or repair any connector, assembly, panel, breakout, or interface in use today. JFS has representatives in California, New York, London, and Zurich. More information about JFS is available at www.jfstv.com. More information about Joseph Electronics can be found at www.josephelectronics.com.

Product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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Front Porch Digital Inks Deal With thePlatform to Provide Leading Cloud-Based Video-Publishing Service Via LYNX Cloud CSM System

Front Porch Digital’s LYNX Customers Can Now Access thePlatform’s mpx for Easy, Scalable Means of Monetizing Video

LAFAYETTE, Colo. — Feb. 10, 2014 — Front Porch Digital, the global leader in content storage management (CSM) solutions, today announced that it has signed an agreement with thePlatform(TM), the leading white-label video-publishing company, to offer cloud-based video-publishing services to Front Porch Digital customers throughout the global media and entertainment industry. Under the agreement, Front Porch Digital will integrate thePlatform’s mpx video-publishing system into the Front Porch Digital LYNX(SM) cloud-based CSM system for managing media assets. By taking advantage of mpx through the LYNX platform, LYNX users can more easily and affordably monetize assets and build new revenue streams.

“Front Porch Digital is a global leader in mission-critical workflow solutions for digital file-based video operations of all kinds,” said Chris Drake, vice president of business development at thePlatform. “With mpx, Front Porch Digital can now offer its customers a complete, hosted multiscreen video-publishing solution in the cloud. We look forward to supporting the needs of the company’s diverse customers around the world.”

Front Porch Digital’s LYNX customers will be able to use mpx to upload, manage, and distribute videos to their own websites, third-party sites, smartphones, tablets, and more. In addition, mpx provides LYNX users with a simple Web-based console for managing their video libraries, highly customizable video players with automated social networking tools, enterprise-grade reliability, and more — all accessible from the LYNX interface.

“More and more of our DIVArchive customers are embracing our LYNX cloud-based solution for storing and managing their assets with adaptable, on-demand scalability that reduces capital expenses and operational costs. Now, those customers can get the same benefits from a renowned video-publishing solution that’s available directly through LYNX,” said Andy Hurt, vice president, product management and marketing, Front Porch Digital. “thePlatform makes video publishing easy and scalable for many of the largest media and entertainment companies in the world, and now the same mpx reliability and performance our customers get through our DIVApublish system is available in our cloud solution as well.”

More information about Front Porch Digital can be found at fpdigital.com. More information about thePlatform is available at www.thePlatform.com.

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About thePlatform
thePlatform(TM) is the leading white-label video management and publishing company. Media companies rely on thePlatform as their open, central hub for managing, monetizing, and syndicating billions of professionally produced video views annually. The company’s services provide unmatched versatility for designing and supporting video businesses on PCs, mobile devices, and TV. Customers include: A+E Networks, Astral, BT, Cablevision, CBC, Comcast, Cox Communications, E!, Engage Sports Media, the Golf Channel, HIT Entertainment, Liberty Global, LSDLive, NBC Local Media, NBC Sports Regional Networks, Outdoor Channel, Oxygen, Rogers, Shaw Media, Style, Syfy, Time Warner Cable, Travel Channel Media, truTV, USA Network, Viaplay, and numerous others. With more than a decade’s history of service, thePlatform is an independent subsidiary of Comcast based in Seattle, Wash. For more information: www.thePlatform.com.

About Front Porch Digital
Front Porch Digital is the global leader in solutions for migrating, managing, and monetizing media content. Operating on site and in the cloud, the company’s purpose-built software employs the latest technologies to deliver truly flexible and scalable media workflows. Solutions delivered by Front Porch Digital appropriately manage large and complex media files and workflows while ensuring optimal performance and utmost security. More information is available at fpdigital.com.

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