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AURALEX HEADS TO THE SET OF HIT TV SERIES HAWAII FIVE-O WITH AUDIO RESOURCE HONOLULU TO TREAT ADR SPACE

Studiofoam Wedges Installed in Dedicated On-Set ADR Facility

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 13, 2011 – Auralex® Acoustics, Inc. (NAB Booth SL8810), the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, arrives on the set of CBS’s hit series, Hawaii Five-O, as part of Audio Resource Honolulu’s (ARH) on-set ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement, also known as looping or dubbing) team.

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As the dedicated ADR facility for the show, ARH is responsible for all the re-recording of the original dialogue for the purpose of obtaining a cleaner, more intelligible dialogue track. This can be due to ambient noise or to change the original lines recorded in order to clarify context, or to improve the actor’s diction and timing. ARH was asked to create a room on-set to capture the needed ADR when the actors were on break from shooting. A space was identified, but needed acoustical treatment in order to obtain the proper sound quality. Auralex’s 2″ Studiofoam Wedges were chosen and installed on more than 80 percent of the wall surfaces. Now the ADR can be captured either on-set or back at the studio, depending on the location of the actors.

“Auralex enabled me to treat the raw space at the Hawaii Five-O set properly so it would be able to work for our ADR team,? says Audio Resource Honolulu’s Tony Hugar. “Since this was for internal purposes only, a pretty room wasn’t the priority for the Hawaii Five-O producers. Instead, they were more concerned about getting a true studio feel—which we were able to accomplish with the Auralex Studiofoam treatments. Acoustically, the Wedges have given me results that blend in well with our work done back in the studio, and all within budget!?

Auralex’s 2″ Studiofoam Wedges are the company’s best-selling acoustical foam products and its best overall absorber. Typically used in small- to medium-sized areas including vocal booths, control rooms and sound studios, the 2″ Studiofoam Wedges can effectively kill standing waves and flutter echoes. Quite simply, the 2″ Studiofoam is the workhorse of the industry and is one of Auralex’s most popular acoustical foam products for users who are tuning the room themselves without the help of a professional acoustician.

About Audio Resource Honolulu (ARH)Audio Resource Honolulu (ARH) is Hawaii’s leading audio facility. The studio was the ADR facility for the six seasons of ABC’s hit drama LOST. Now, ARH, with Tony Hugar as the ADR Mixer once again, does all the principal ADR for CBS’s hit Hawaii Five-O. Other projects include ABC’s Off The Map and Pixar’s Cars 2. ARH can be contacted on the Web at www.audioresourcehonolulu.com, or by calling (808) 944-9400.

About Auralex Acoustics, Inc.Located in Indianapolis, Auralex Acoustics was founded in 1977 with a mission to provide top-performing acoustical treatment products at the best value. Since then, thousands of satisfied Auralex customers have experienced improved acoustics, expert advice and exceptional customer service. Auralex products enjoy widespread use among prominent artists, producers, engineers, corporations, celebrities and government agencies.

Auralex Acoustics has become the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions and continues to enjoy rapid growth through an international network of authorized dealers. Visit the Auralex Web site at www.auralex.com. Auralex can be reached via email at auralexinfo@auralex.com or by calling 1.800.959.3343.
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Solid State Logic C100 HDS Digital Broadcast Console Creates Positive Impact Worldwide

SSL Flagship Digital Console Favored by Wide Range of Facilities

LAS VEGAS – The Solid State Logic C100 HDS continues to impact the high-end of the broadcast and production studio spectrum with continued sales into commercial broadcast and educational facilities around the world. Heading into V4 Software at the 2011 NAB Show (Booth C3310), the feature-rich C100 HDS delivers ultra-reliable operation, ease of use, quality sound and compatibility with SSL’s Integration I/O range of cost-effective, MADI-based distribution and format conversion products. The C100 HDS is scalable and offers full DSP on all channels for standard configurations, giving the educator and broadcaster options for future expansion.

“The C100 HDS continues to lead the industry by offering a wide range of innovative features and I/O connection options designed to fulfill any operational need,? says Piers Plaskitt, CEO of SSL, Inc. “The C100 HDS is the preeminent console of choice for more

AUTOSCRIPT LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE PROMPTING ACCESSORIES AT THE 2011 NAB SHOW

New Tools Combat Color Vision Impairments and Provide Enhanced Countdown Generation

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 12, 2011—Autoscript, the world’s leading teleprompting company and a Vitec Group brand, today launched CountPlus and CuePlus, two new prompting accessories that will make studio life easier for on-screen talent. CuePlus caters for those with color vision impairments, while CountPlus provides a very flexible timecode and countdown generator. The products were designed and produced entirely in-house by Autoscript as a direct result of customer feedback.

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CuePlus is a tally accessory that provides both a selectable color range and multiple color states. The ability to select from a range of colors addresses the needs of talent with color vision impairments such as color blindness, which often makes it difficult to distinguish reds and greens. These features also provide a solution for studios where there is a more

AURALEX INTRODUCES FIRST ENTRY-LEVEL FABRIC WRAPPED STUDIOFOAM PANELS TO BROADCAST MARKET AT THE 2011 NAB SHOW

Company Expands Customer Base with
SonoLite™ Professional Grade Studiofoam Panels

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 12, 2011 – Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, introduces its new SonoLite™ fabric wrapped Studiofoam®Pro panels at the 2011 NAB Show (Booth SL8810). With a price that specifically targets those on limited budgets, the latest entry-level SonoLite fabric wrapped StudiofoamPro panels now allow the company to expand its customer base by reaching the smaller and affiliate broadcast production facilities.

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“Auralex is thrilled to offer this type of product at such an affordable price to both our loyal customers and to those who may be new to Auralex products,? says Eric Smith, founder and president of Auralex Acoustics. “Auralex’s SonoLite is an ideal acoustical absorption panel for any broadcaster on a budget as well as the independent journalist, at-home podcaster or production or post studio professional. SonoLite is an aesthetic and price point blend of Auralex’s StudiofoamPro and ELiTE™ ProPanels™, combining the look of the ELiTE ProPanel with StudiofoamPro’s cost.?

SonoLite is a 2′ x 2′ x 1″ fabric wrapped StudiofoamPro panel, available in black or beige, with squared edges and provides an overall Noise Coefficient Rating (NRC) of 0.75. This cutting-edge product will be offered at a retail price of $29.99 per panel.

About Auralex Acoustics, Inc.Located in Indianapolis, Auralex Acoustics was founded in 1977 with a mission to provide top-performing acoustical treatment products at the best value. Since then, thousands of satisfied Auralex customers have experienced improved acoustics, expert advice and exceptional customer service. Auralex products enjoy widespread use among prominent artists, producers, engineers, corporations, celebrities and government agencies.
Auralex Acoustics has become the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions and continues to enjoy rapid growth through an international network of authorized dealers. Visit the Auralex Web site at www.auralex.com. Auralex can be reached via email at auralexinfo@auralex.com or by calling 1.800.959.3343. more

INTEGRATED MICROWAVE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (IMT) GIVES FULL HIGH DEFINITION TUNE UP TO ITS MODULAR MOBILE RF PLATFORM ENG NEWS VEHICLE FOR THE 2011 NAB SHOW

Provides Broadcasters Efficiency through Simplicity with
Flexible, Run-and-Gun, State-of-the-Art, Turn-key Solution

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 12, 2011 – Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast, Sports & Entertainment and MAG (Military, Aerospace & Government) markets, will be rolling out its fully HD Microwave Service Company (MSC) Modular Mobile RF Platform (MMRP) broadcast ENG news vehicle at the 2011 NAB Show (Booth C6432). The MMRP in full HD configuration was designed and integrated by Microwave Service Company (MSC), the engineering, integration and installation group of IMT.

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The MMRP offers superior gas mileage, along with a very flexible and efficient platform for today’s smaller news crews. Now available in a full HD-SDI configuration, the MMRP (also available in SD), features a full-width removable rack with more

Anton/Bauer QR-DSLR and DSLR-ADP-ELPZ Power Solutions for the Canon EOS 7D, EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 60D Cameras Make Their NAB Debut

Gold Mount Power Options Meet the Growing Demands of DSLR Cinematography

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 12, 2011 – Anton/Bauer®, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the world’s premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, will debut the QR-DSLR and DSLR-ADP-ELPZ power solutions for the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 7D and EOS 60D Digital SLR cameras at the 2011 NAB Show (Booth C7032). more

SSL Adds Functionality to C10 HD Compact Broadcast Console with New V3 Software

New Feature Set Demonstrates Ongoing Development Strategy

LAS VEGAS – Solid State Logic is proud to announce new V3 Software for the innovative and industry-leading C10 HD Compact Broadcast Console at the 2011 NAB Show (Booth C3310). The new V3 software release introduces a range of new features and options that significantly expand the capability of the C10 HD, demonstrating the company’s ongoing development strategy. The C10 HD turned the industry upside down by delivering exceptional power at an attractive price point, and the legacy continues with the V3 software. more

Anton/Bauer Sends Contest Winner On Free Trip to NAB 2011

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 11, 2011 – Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the world’s premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, is proud to announce that Gerry Meinders is the lucky winner of an all expenses paid trip to the 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Meinders and a guest will receive two complimentary round-trip airfare tickets, three hotel nights and two free passes to attend the broadcast industry’s largest show. more

AUTOSCRIPT PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL NEWSROOM EXPERIENCE FOR STUDENTS AT TAYLOR UNIVERSITY

State-of-the-Art Prompters Help Position University, Students Ahead of Industry Competition

UPLAND, IN, APRIL 11, 2011—While the Media Communication Department at Taylor University may have began small, its growth in size and curriculum over recent years has made the university quite competitive for broadcast majors with the addition of expert staff and equipment, including Autoscript teleprompting gear. Autoscript (NAB Booth C6625), the world’s leading teleprompting company and a Vitec Group brand, is helping Taylor University’s Media Communications majors enter the workforce with experience using state-of-the-art technology.

To kick off the 2010-2011 academic year, Taylor University’s Media Communication Department made the transition to HD in its Rupp Communication Arts building—home to the campus’ television production studio, student-run broadcast radio station, digital audio workstations and sound booth, edit suites, and various other student support spaces. In addition to outfitting its production studio with HD equipment, the Media Communication department added two 15?Autoscript TFT Entry-Level Prompters (ELP15) and a 12? Autoscript LED TFT (LED 12TFT) on-camera prompting system for student use both in the studio and in the field after seeing them on display at NAB.

“We are big believers in NAB and we use it as a time to see what’s out there in the market,? says Josh Taylor, chief engineer for the Media Communication Department at Taylor University. “We were looking for a teleprompting company that’s rooted, has a solid reputation in the industry and has a durable product that can stand up to student use. The design behind Autoscript has been well-thought out and I feel comfortable that it would all stay together based on the durability of the design.?

Inside the Rupp Communication Arts building, the TV control room is interconnected via a single and multilink fiber to the campus chapel, basketball arena, football complex and Kessler Sports Activity Center—allowing the students to bring in cameras and audio feeds from the other campus locations to the Rupp control room via the fiber. Inside the studio, in addition to the LED12TFT and ELP15 on-camera prompters, students have access to four Sony PMW350K cameras with Vinten Pro pedestals and Vinten Vector heads.

In the field, upperclassmen have the option of using the Autoscript 12? LED portable prompting system with a variation of Sony cameras and extra mount connectors. Extremely versatile, the Autoscript LED12TFT is perfect for location-shooting and is equipped with either a tripod or handheld mount, helping to keep setup under 20 minutes for on-location productions.

“As far as the performance goes, the displays themselves are really nice. When we have the portable prompter outside, even in direct sunlight, you can see the LED screen very clearly,? says Taylor. “While we ordered the studio prompters back in July, we had also talked about a 12? LED portable prompter for some time. When students needed one for a client project in October, we ordered it and received it the next day.?

As part of the department’s offerings, students take on actual paying clients to gain real-world experience. According to Taylor, they receive a working budget and must set and achieve goals with the client by the end of the semester. Whether it’s for an award-winning client project or miscellaneous class project, Taylor says the students appreciate the flexibility and ease of use the Autoscript software and equipment bring. In studio, students have access to WinPlus Studio software with a dedicated scroll control, while in the field they use WinPlus Xlite prompting software with a wireless controller and 10? netbook.

“Both Autoscript controllers are really nice. The wireless controllers keep the students from being tied down,? says Taylor. “The students also find the software really easy to use—writing the scripts in Microsoft Word, they find it simple to bring them into the software. Overall, they are impressed with how the system operates.?

For more information and to find an authorized Autoscript dealer, please visit www.Autoscript.tv or contact ussales@autoscript.tv.

About Autoscript
Established in the U.K. in 1984, with headquarters in the U.S. and the U.K., Autoscript is the world leader in the prompting industry. Autoscript provides a complete range of PC-based teleprompters, the best designed and built hardware, PC cards and software, and – with its expanding line of intuitive accessories – is the new definition in prompting. Autoscript is a member of the Vitec Group. For more information, visit www.autoscript.tv.

A Snapshot of The Vitec Group
Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military, aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2009 revenue of £315 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organised in three divisions: Imaging & Staging, Videocom and Services.

Imaging & Staging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events.

Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG.

Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fibre optic and wireless technology used by TV production teams and film crews.

More information can be found at http://www.vitecgroup.com.

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AURALEX TO UNVEIL NEWEST MEMBER OF SOUND-BOOSTING ISO SERIES FAMILY AT NAB 2011

MudGuard™ Isolates Microphones from Noise Bleeds and External Overtones

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 11, 2011 – Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, will debut its MudGuard™ microphone isolator at the 2011 NAB Show (Booth SL8810). Auralex’s MudGuard is the newest member of the ISO Series family of products designed to help isolate monitors, amps, microphones and stands from hard surfaces and sound reflections.

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“External noise bleed and overtones can turn a voiceover session into a sonic nightmare, which is why Auralex developed the MudGuard,? says Eric Smith, founder and president of Auralex Acoustics. “It is easy to use, portable and engineered for maximum effectiveness. Studiofoam® further prevents unwanted sound and other elements from leaking into a recording. It’s a great example of our continual efforts to design quality sound protection for our customers.?

The Auralex MudGuard, ideal for voiceover booths, radio applications, ENG trucks and on-set ADR (automated dialog replacement), features the company’s well-regarded Studiofoam sound-absorbing acoustical foam, which helps to reduce excessive room ambience and off-axis sound. It mounts easily to most microphone stands and clips and has an adjustable height. Included hardware allows the microphone to be moved closer to the MudGuard for a more controlled sound. More open sound can be achieved by moving the microphone away from the MudGuard.

About Auralex Acoustics, Inc.Located in Indianapolis, Auralex Acoustics was founded in 1977 with a mission to provide top-performing acoustical treatment products at the best value. Since then, thousands of satisfied Auralex customers have experienced improved acoustics, expert advice and exceptional customer service. Auralex products enjoy widespread use among prominent artists, producers, engineers, corporations, celebrities and government agencies.

Auralex Acoustics has become the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions and continues to enjoy rapid growth through an international network of authorized dealers. Visit the Auralex Web site at www.auralex.com. Auralex can be reached via email at auralexinfo@auralex.com or by calling 1.800.959.3343.

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