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Extron Introduces New Compact Four Input Scaler

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the Extron IN1604 HD, an HDCP-compliant four input scaler that features three HDMI inputs, a universal analog video input, and an HDMI output. It is ideal for installation beneath conference tables and in lecterns to provide localized switching support for sources such as presenter devices. The IN1604 HD provides the convenience of fast and reliable switching, along with a high performance scaling engine for HDMI and analog video sources. Also included are a host of audio processing features and many versatile options for control. The IN1604 HD joins the recently announced IN1604 DTP, which features an Extron DTP twisted pair output. more

Revolabs to Share Microphone Best Practices at InfoComm 2014

Session to Discuss Wired and Wireless Microphone Technologies Available for Today’s Conference Room Environments

SUDBURY, Mass. — June 4, 2014 – Revolabs today announced that its Senior Product Manager Holger Stoltze will be presenting a session titled “Wireless Versus Wired Microphones — Successful Conferencing for Every Setting” at InfoComm 2014. The presentation will be held on June 19 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. Topics will include the various types of microphones available to applications within typical conference and boardroom settings.

“The emergence of new applications and technologies for today’s conferencing requirements is creating exciting opportunities for enterprise environments,” said Stoltze. “To leverage these advances, decision-makers need to consider several new aspects of the evolving audio equation, including how sound is captured and transmitted to offsite meeting participants. This session will help users understand the fundamentals of microphone acoustics and discuss selection and setup best practices for any installation.”

Stoltze oversees Revolabs’ conference phone and installed audio product lines. His extensive industry experience includes past positions such as senior product manager at Syntellect, where he managed the IVR and CTI product lines as well as their integration with CRM software. He was first introduced to the telephony market through his employment at Philips Electronics and Speechworks. Stoltze holds a Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat) in Computer Science from the Aachen University of Technology, and over the last decade, he has spoken at numerous industry trade shows and events including several presentations at SpeechTEK.

More information is available at www.infocommshow.org.

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About Revolabs
Revolabs Inc. is the premier provider of audio solutions for unified communications, enterprise collaboration, and professional audio applications across a wide range of markets. Offering unmatched audio quality that allows users to “hear every word,” the company’s teleconferencing and microphone systems are utilized across the globe for a variety of applications, from webcasts and video conferencing to podcasts and broadcasting. Combining the ultimate in flexibility with sleek, stylish form factors, Revolabs solutions cut the cord, facilitating natural mobility by allowing participants to move about a workspace and still be heard, without being held back by wires. Leading the way in innovation, the company continues to add to its portfolio of value-added audio and telephony systems with superior products. Revolabs systems are secure (encrypted), rechargeable (environmentally friendly), and GSM-impervious. The company is headquartered in Sudbury, Massachusetts, and can be reached at +1-800-326-1088 or www.revolabs.com.

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YCD Multimedia & Coca-Cola Present Innovative Digital Signage at CineEurope 2014

The future of digital cinema extends beyond the silver screen. Today’s multiplex theaters create immersive environments using digital signage to engage movie-goers as soon as they enter.

New York, June 4, 2014 – YCD Multimedia, a leading global provider of advanced digital signage software solutions, announces its participation with Coca-Cola in creating the Coca-Cola lounge at this year’s CineEurope 2014 convention in Barcelona, Spain, June 17-19 2014.

Working in close cooperation with Littlebit Technology, as well as NEC Displays Solutions and Intel, YCD brings a rarely seen immersive digital signage solution to the Coca-Cola lounge. Coca Cola is the main sponsor for this year’s CineEurope show and “it was important for us to help Coca-Cola showcase a complete digital signage solution for cinema complexes,” said Eran Sharon, VP Product Management for YCD Multimedia.

From box office ticketing, concessions, future film promotions and wayfinding, each solution shown addresses today’s Cineplex needs and business goals while incorporating immersive and experiential elements to enhance the movie-going experience. Content will be presented in each area and linked together to integrate with ERP/POS systems for added operation and business benefit.

“Our solutions for cinema complexes are the result of careful examination of every aspect of today’s movie-going environment. Our packaged solutions combine efficient workflows, world-class video wall technology, and automation using smart, dynamic real-time content to lower cost of ownership and operation of an otherwise complex system. At CineEurope, we aim to show all of the possibilities a theater can utilize with a digital signage solution from YCD,” added Eran. The booth will also feature experiential areas to encourage participation from visitors to interact with elements.

For more information on CineEurope, visit http://www.filmexpos.com/cineeurope

About YCD Multimedia

YCD Multimedia is a leading global provider of advanced digital signage software solutions, serving the retail, gaming, entertainment, hospitality, educational, transportation and corporate markets. Founded in 1999 (and having acquired C-nario, another digital signage company, in 2011), YCD provides businesses and organizations with a fully-scalable platform to attract and engage customers, while communicating their brand. YCD’s software offers unmatched capabilities, driving high-impact video and mosaic walls in a native, pixel-perfect resolution. To date, the company has partnered with over 2,000 customers, including Fortune 500 corporations and some of the world’s most recognized brands, such as Burger King, Coca-Cola, Toyota, Ferrari, Cartier and others. YCD is headquartered in Israel with regional offices in the US and United Kingdom, as well as an international network of partners serving clients around the globe. For more information, visit www.ycdmultimedia.com

About Littlebit Technology AG

Littlebit Technology is an independent Swiss company operating as an IT wholesaler and partner with YCD Multimedia for digital signage solutions. With more than 20 years of experience in the wholesale of chip-based memory products, the company distributes many well-known memory manufacturers as well as the private brand extrememory. As a service provider the company operates in the areas of content upload/duplication, controller programming and write protection for flash cards and USB drives. For more information, visit www.littlebit.ch

PR Contacts:

Lou Carulli
Marketing Manager
YCD Multimedia
646.237.8115
lcarulli@ycdmultimedia.com

Luzia Krieger
Marketing Manager
Littlebit Technology AG
+41 (0)41 785 11 70
luzia.krieger@littlebit.ch

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Rino Petricola Promoted to COO and General Manager at Front Porch Digital

Company Consolidates Customer-Centric Functions Under Single Global Operations Position

LAFAYETTE, Colo. — June 3, 2014 — Front Porch Digital, the global leader in cloud-based content storage management (CSM) solutions, today announced that Rino Petricola has been promoted to chief operations officer and general manager. In his new role, Petricola is responsible for sales, sales engineering, delivery, and support on a global scale. Petricola also continues his role as general manager of Front Porch Digital International. Front Porch Digital created the global operations position in order to consolidate all customer-centric functions in the face of an increasingly global market.

“Over the past decade, Rino has built an incredible team and a very profitable global business while delivering the highest levels of customer service,” said Mike Knaisch, president and CEO of Front Porch Digital. “My respect for him is no secret, and I am asking him to do more of the same, just on a global basis.”

Petricola has spent more than 30 years in IT, telecomm, and media, including a 15-year stint at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) that culminated in his founding DEC’s digital media business in Europe, developing sales from zero to $12 million in three years. He also played key roles at StorageTek Solutions and then ManagedStorage International (MSI) before it was acquired by Front Porch Digital. Upon MSI’s acquisition, Petricola took responsibility for all of Front Porch Digital’s international operations, including sales, marketing, delivery, support, and finance.

Petricola splits his time between Front Porch Digital’s offices in Lafayette, Colorado, and Annecy, France. He reports to Knaisch.

More information about Front Porch Digital is available at fpdigital.com.

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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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Photo Caption: Rino Petricola, Chief Operations Officer and General Manager at Front Porch Digital

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DPA Microphones Becomes Platinum Partner for Technologies for Worship Pavilion at InfoComm 2014

LAS VEGAS, JUNE 4, 2014DPA Microphones, the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high-quality condenser microphone solutions for professional applications, is pleased to announce that it has signed on as a Platinum Partner for the Technologies for Worship Pavilion (Booth C4846) at InfoComm 2014. As part of this sponsorship, the company’s d:fine™ Headset, d:vote™ 4099 Instrument and d:facto™ Vocal mics will be used for all presentations and performances taking place at the Pavilion. DPA representatives will also be hosting two workshops at the Pavilion focused on proper mic’ing principals several times throughout the show.

With InfoComm as a co-sponsor this year, the Technologies for Worship Pavilion will take on a new life, providing a full “Live Event Experience” to show attendees. Intended not just for audio specialists in the house of worship market, the pavilion will feature workshops and presentations for all live event markets, including theaters, arenas and community centers. For its part, DPA Microphones’ two workshops, Mic’ing Your Worship Leader and Mic’ing Acoustic Instruments (detailed descriptions can be found below), will include information that is applicable to all types of live presentations and performances.

“DPA Microphones will play an integral part in the signal flow of the Live Experience Pavilion, and brings top-notch education right to the show floor with their hands-on workshops,” says Darryl Kirkland, Publisher and Owner, Technologies for Worship Magazine. “We are very pleased to welcome them as a sponsor!”

“At DPA Microphones, we know that the key to success in the pro audio industry can be found in educating and sharing experiences with current and future generations of audio professionals,” says Eric Mayer, President of DPA Microphones, Inc. “This is not only in terms of proper microphones, but all equipment needed for a live performance setting. That’s why we’ve teamed up with InfoComm and Technologies for Worship Magazine to help ensure that those working within the industry are well-educated on technology, practices and especially techniques, which is the theme of our workshops.”

Mic’ing Your Worship Leader
Presented: Wednesday, June 18 and Thursday, June 19 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and Friday, June 20 at 11:15 a.m.
Description: Representatives from DPA Microphones will present various techniques that are typically used to amplify a presenter’s voice using only the company’s d:fine Headset and d:screet™ Miniature Microphones. They will also describe the pros and cons to each method and will illustrate the principals needed to mic a moving body, through hands-on demonstrations.

Mic’ing Acoustic Instruments
Presented: Wednesday, June 18 and Thursday, June 19 at 12 p.m.; and Friday, June 20 at 1:30 p.m.
Description: Representatives from DPA Microphones will exhibit different methods for amplifying acoustic instruments using only DPA’s d:vote 4099 Instrument and d:dicate™ Recording Microphones, and will discuss which are the preferred techniques. This workshop will not only illustrate the principals of mic’ing an ensemble of acoustic instruments, but will also provide visitors with a first-person approach.

For more information about the Technologies for Worship Pavilion, or to register for the workshops, please visit: http://www.tfwm.com/Infocomm-2014-Hands-on-Workshops

ABOUT DPA:
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high-quality condenser microphone solutions for professional applications. DPA’s ultimate goal is to always provide its customers with the absolute finest possible microphone solutions for all its markets, which include live sound, installation, recording, theatre and broadcast. When it comes to the design process, DPA takes no shortcuts. Nor does the company compromise on its manufacturing process, which is done at the DPA factory in Denmark. As a result, DPA’s products are globally praised for their exceptional clarity and transparency, unparalleled specifications, supreme reliability and, above all, pure, uncolored and undistorted sound.

For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com.

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Wohler Names Steve Farmer Director of Engineering

SAN FRANCISCO — June 3, 2014 — Wohler Technologies today announced the appointment of Steve Farmer as the company’s director of engineering. In taking on oversight of Wohler’s engineering activities, Farmer will be responsible for consolidating and focusing the company’s engineering efforts to target key markets more effectively.

“Wohler’s engineering team has always been the heart of the company, and we have remained a leader in the field by listening to our customers and delivering unique solutions,” said Carl J. Dempsey, Wohler president and CEO. “Steve brings to Wohler a wealth of experience and a history of delivering results. His work will aid us not only in maintaining our role as an extension of customers’ own engineering resources, but also in continuing to marry our very successful monitoring technologies with our groundbreaking stream-based and file-based solutions.”

Farmer began his engineering career shortly after earning his degree in electronic systems engineering from the University of Essex and completing an apprenticeship at Thorn EMI Ferguson. In his first professional role, he rose to the position of senior design engineer at Northern Telecom Defence Systems Division, where he developed key technologies and products in the field of fiber optics and secure and cryptographic communications systems.

Farmer subsequently joined the GEC-Marconi Future Systems Laboratory as a principal engineer and then moved on to Drake Electronics in the broadcast sector, developing communications and talkback systems for studios and outside broadcast facilities. When Drake was acquired by the Vitec Group in 1998, he moved from the role of engineering manager to that of director of engineering for both Drake and Clear-Com in the Bay Area. As his role evolved, Farmer also participated in business development, acquisitions, change management, and product management.

In 2005, he founded Claratech Limited, which later acquired both BAL Broadcast and Faraday Technology Corporation, all of which operated profitably. Recently Farmer founded DSMB Technology, which develops a variety of video, audio, and communication products for specific clients. He holds two patents, one for a digital wireless communication system and the other related to the transmission of digital audio.

Information about Wohler and the company’s products is available at www.wohler.com.

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About Wohler Technologies Inc.
Wohler’s tradition of innovation began more than 30 years ago with the creation of the industry’s first in-rack audio monitoring product, and it continues today through the company’s continued development of unique solutions that span the baseband, stream, and file-based domains and include advanced monitoring solutions for video, audio, and captioning applications; solutions for IP monitoring, encoding, and decoding; and the award-winning RadiantGrid(TM) platform for efficient file-based content transformation and distribution. Together, Wohler’s advanced, cost-effective confidence monitoring and media transformation products ensure high-quality production across any platform and delivery to any device. More information about Wohler is available at www.wohler.com.

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

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Photo Caption: Steve Farmer, Director of Engineering at Wohler

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Famed Stony Pony club Chooses RCF TTL55-A for Summer Stage Concert Series

(Edison, New Jersey) One of the world’s most renowned music venues – The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey – has chosen the RCF TTL55-A large format line array system for their Summer Stage Concert Series.
2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the legendary rock club. In the summer, the club expands beyond the four walls, hosting a summer concert series in the club’s “backyard,” with an outdoor stage venue set up with a 6,000 capacity.
This is the fifth season for the Summer Stage Concert Series. This year, while the event has always been a general admission venue, a new section of stadium-style seating has been introduced with limited reserve seating available.
“Dedicated fans and their continued support year after year has helped the season grow beyond expectations,” notes promoter Live Nation’s SVP Sean Striegel. “We have taken a new approach to presenting these amazing concerts at the beach to take the 2014 season to a new level.”
For the season, the concert production team of Asbury Audio has chosen the RCF TTL55-A line array system for the concert series. The system will feature 16 TTL55-A three-way line array modules comprised of two 12” low-frequency, one 10” midrange and three 1.5” neodymium compression drivers flown eight per side. 9 TTS-56A 6800-watt double 21” subwoofers set up in cardioid format will be groundstacked for low frequency support.
Asbury Audio owner Jason Dermer is excited about the upcoming season that includes Lynyrd Skynyrd (June 14), Drive-By Truckers (June 27), Primus (June 28), Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes (July 3), Michael Franti & Spearhead (July 17), 311 (July 18), Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Blues Traveler & Uncle Kracker (July 25), The Dirty Heads & Pepper (July 26), The Offspring, Bad Religion & Pennywise (August 1), Slightly Stoopid (August 3) and Umphrey’s McGee (August 10).
Founded in 2006, Asbury Audio provides sound reinforcement, rigging and staging, backline, lighting and video for many of the Asbury Park facilities including The Stone Pony, The Wonderbar, Watermark Lounge, Paramount Theater, Asbury Park Convention Center and events along the boardwalk.

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Blonder Tongue to Offer Free Technical Training at AHECTA 2014

Free to AHECTA Members, Training Course Will Cover a Variety of Topics Related to Digital Distribution and Design for Campus Administrators

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. — June 2, 2014 – Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE MKT:BDR) today announced that it will conduct a technical training seminar at the AHECTA 2014 Annual Conference, June 23 and 24, in Denver, Colorado. The training seminar, normally valued at $650, is being offered free to all AHECTA members and will cover a wide range of topics related to digital distribution and design, including digital off-air channels (8VSB), satellite channels (QPSK/8PSK), encoding digital channels, IP video, digital cable channels (QAM), digital-to-analog conversions, fiber optics, RF in coax distribution, and reference. Registration is available for AHECTA members at ahecta.org/conference/registration/.

During the show, Blonder Tongue will also raffle off an MTSA-PRO MPEG transport stream analyzer, worth $3,995. The company’s new MTSA-PRO analyzer is designed to help operators better understand digital transmission. Utilizing the compact device, users can capture, analyze, and generate MPEG ASI transport streams to troubleshoot problems from outside sources and ensure the best digital delivery. Only institutional AHECTA members are eligible to enter the contest, and they must be present to win.

In addition, Blonder Tongue’s senior systems engineer, Wes Waite, will participate in a panel discussion at AHECTA 2014. His presentation, which is scheduled to take place June 25 at 10:45 a.m., will cover the topic “Is Your FCC Compliance Underwater? We Can Take It a Mile High and Pick Up Your EAS Along the Way.”

Blonder Tongue is a Diamond sponsor at AHECTA 2014.

More information on Blonder Tongue and its products is available at www.blondertongue.com.

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About Blonder Tongue
Blonder Tongue Laboratories Inc. together with R.L. Drake Holdings, LLC – its wholly owned subsidiary – offer customers more than 130 years of combined engineering and manufacturing excellence with solid histories of delivering reliable, quality products. As a leader in the field of cable television communications, the Company provides system operators and integrators serving the cable, broadcast, satellite, IPTV, institutional, and professional video markets with comprehensive solutions for the provision of content contribution, distribution, and video delivery to homes and businesses. The Company designs, manufactures, sells, and supports an equipment portfolio of standard and high-definition digital video solutions, as well as core analog video and high-speed data solutions for distribution over coax, fiber, and IP networks. Additional information on the Company and its products can be found at www.blondertongue.com and www.rldrake.com.

“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: The information set forth above includes “forward-looking” statements and, accordingly, the cautionary statements contained in Blonder Tongue’s Annual Report and Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 (See Item 1: Business, Item 1A: Risk Factors, Item 3: Legal Proceedings and Item 7: Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations), and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission are incorporated herein by reference. The words “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “project”, “target”, “intend”, “plan”, “seek”, “estimate”, “endeavor”, “should”, “could”, “may”, and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In addition, any statements that refer to projections for our future financial performance, our anticipated growth trends in our business and other characterizations of future events or circumstances are forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management’s analysis only as of the date hereof. Blonder Tongue undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date hereof. Blonder Tongue’s actual results may differ from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in Blonder Tongue’s “forward-looking” statements.

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GUITAR CENTER ANNOUNCES JIMMY PAGE “NUMBER TWO” GIBSON LES PAUL CHARITY AUCTIONS

Proceeds from the auction of these highly sought-after guitars will benefit Little Kids Rock and USO charities

ANNOUNCEMENT HIGHLIGHTS:

Two rare limited-edition guitars, both individually numbered, signed and played by Jimmy Page, to be offered in GC’s first-ever online charity auctions
Auctions to take place Thursday, June 19, 2014, 4PM PDT, through Sunday, June 29, 2014, 4PM PDT
Proceeds from the auctions will benefit the Little Kids Rock and USO charities

Los Angeles, CA (June 3, 2014): Guitar Center, the world’s largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ and lighting equipment, announces its first-ever online charity auctions, of two custom Jimmy Page “Number Two” Gibson Les Paul guitars. Proceeds from the auctions will benefit the Little Kids Rock and USO charities. The auctions will take place on eBay (www.ebay.com/jimmypagelespaul) starting Thursday, June 19, 2014, 4PM PDT, through Sunday, June 29, 2014, 4PM PDT. The minimum bid is $20,000 for each guitar, and each comes with a certificate of authenticity.

“Number Two” is a 1959 Les Paul, one of Jimmy Page’s prized guitars, obtained in the early 1970s and used consistently by Page ever since. He had the electronics altered to get the widest possible range of sounds from two humbucker pickups, and had the neck shaved to match his “Number One” Les Paul. Four years ago, Gibson Custom painstakingly recreated “Number Two” in an extremely limited run. These guitars were built to Page’s exact specifications, faithfully replicating the iconic aged flame maple top, faded “Page Burst 2” finish, and even the dings, dents and wear marks. Only 25 of these Aged and Signed guitars were released worldwide, and all 25 of them were individually played, signed and numbered by Jimmy Page. Jimmy kept #1 for himself and the remaining 24 guitars instantly became highly valued collector’s items. After half a decade, Guitar Center is opening the vault and offering #2 and #5 in this special charity auction.

THE STORY AND GUITAR FEATURES
The Custom Shop Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul was recreated with intense, millimeter-by-millimeter examination of Page’s original guitar, inside and out. The process of getting it right involved the production of a number of hand-built prototypes, each of which was checked and critiqued in detail by Page himself. Approval of the final iteration was only offered after the legendary artist had intricately examined and extensively played this last prototype in his London home—after which it was given the thumbs-up, worthy of being the template for the Custom Shop Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul. Only 325 examples were produced in total: 100 aged by vintage-reproduction master Tom Murphy; 25 more aged by Tom Murphy and signed by Jimmy Page; and 200 finished to Gibson’s VOS specs.

Body
Crafted from a uniquely figured two-piece Eastern maple top attached to a one-piece, solid, lightweight, genuine mahogany back, the Custom Shop Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul follows the body lines and dimensions of the original ’59 Les Paul Standard.

Neck and Headstock
The neck of the Custom Shop Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul is constructed from one piece, quarter-sawn, lightweight mahogany for improved strength and resonance. The luthiers in Gibson’s Custom Shop carefully match the grains and weights of these guitars’ bodies and necks to optimize tone and sustain.

Hardware
The Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul is equipped with top of the line hardware. From the Grover tuners to the stopbar tailpiece to the period-correct “antique bell” truss rod cover, it retains and replicates every bit of its predecessor’s strength.

Electronics
On this Les Paul, each of the controls’ potentiometers has been replaced with a push-pull pot for individual pickup switching functions, while two miniature push-pull DPDT switches have been mounted under the pickguard to provide additional universal switching functions. Note: due to trademark issues and per Jimmy’s directive, the bobbins on the Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul reissue are black instead of crème.

Photo Caption 1: Jimmy Page (photo by Ross Halfin).

Photo Caption 2: Two Jimmy Page “Number Two” Gibson Les Paul Guitars, being auctioned by Guitar Center to benefit Little Kids Rock and USO.

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Listen Technologies Introduces iDSP Products

— Company introduces next-generation assistive listening products, based on direct input from consultants, system integrators, venue owners and end users —

BLUFFDALE, UTAH, June 3, 2014 — Listen Technologies Corporation, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of assistive listening products for over 15 years, is pleased to introduce its iDSP (Intelligent Digital Signal Processing) products. In creating the iDSP solutions, Listen Technologies considered all aspects of how the product would be used, focusing on the user experience and ease of dispensing, inventory management and battery management at the venue – all based on input from consultants, system integrators, venue owners and end users. The result is a significantly improved listening experience, including an integrated neck loop/lanyard; streamlined dispensing, collecting and care; and environmentally friendly advanced battery technology – in the smallest, lightest device of its kind.

The iDSP 72MHz receiver revolutionizes how an RF system works, offering precise clarity with 20 dB less hiss than other RF receivers. The new integrated neck loop improves the experience for people who have hearing aids and cochlear implants with telecoils. Sleek and small (smaller than an iPhone), the iDSP receiver has a field-replaceable, non-proprietary rechargeable lithium-ion battery, making obsolete the use of alkaline and NiMH batteries. Battery life is eight hours, with a 2.5-hour charge time. Two versions of the receiver are available: LR-4200-072 Intelligent DSP RF Receiver (72 MHz) and LR-5200-072 Advanced Intelligent DSP RF Receiver (72 MHz). The LR-5200 Advanced Receiver features the ability for end users to select multiple channels for applications such as language interpretation.

System components include the charging tray, which can be mounted in several ways; charging case; optional cable management system; earphones (foamless, solving certain sanitary issues); log book; setup/inventory software; and signage.

LR-4200 and LR-5200 Receiver features:

Small size
Display for inventory unit number, battery level, channel
Integrated neck loop/lanyard incorporating an advanced DSP loop driver
Advanced lithium-ion battery and battery management
Programmable channel names
Customization using setup with iDSP software
Venue inventory management with iDSP software
Two headphone jacks accommodate neck loop/lanyard or two sets of headphones (could be shared if needed)
Convenient USB port, making it easy to set up software and apply updates

Russell Gentner, CEO of Listen Technologies, states, “Our goal with iDSP was to deliver a product that truly provides an exceptional listening experience, for places that provide assistive listening, as well as their customers. We intently listened to their needs and then delivered products that meet those needs. I’m really proud of our team and their ability to develop, produce, announce, and ship such an outstanding product. iDSP is a game-changer.”

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