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deltatre and Vizrt expanding partnership for Magma Pro Football solution

Bergen, Norway – Italy-based sports media and technology company deltatre and Vizrt broaden their partnership with Magma Pro powered by Viz Libero for the upcoming Football World Championship. Magma Pro powered by Viz Libero extends deltatre’s Magma product offering typically used for TV graphics and tournament statistics (including tracking data) with the virtual graphic capabilities and 3D camera flights offered by Viz Libero.

Viz Libero, Vizrt’s 3D sports analysis tool, accesses the Magma database to attach and display deltatre statistics to a player within the Viz Libero analysis, either by applying tied-to-pitch graphics such as heat maps, or with player pointers to tag the players on the field. The integration of Magma’s player tracking data allows for very-fast turnaround analysis clip preparation, as well as direct and easy interactive analysis by the studio expert. In addition, Magma Pro powered by Viz Libero enables a very smooth and fast workflow for accessing the game events and video footage stored in Magma within Viz Libero.

deltatre has been using Vizrt broadcast graphics products since 2004. Earlier this year they added several new Vizrt products to their production setup. Viz Trio, Vizrt’s character generator (CG), is being used extensively for live production of all real-time graphics, including lower thirds, match-ups, and score boards. Viz Virtual Studio creates augmented reality graphics on set, providing presenters with a new way of highlighting key players and match-ups.

Jim Irving, Commercial Director at deltatre, said, “We have a successful track record of integrating Vizrt products into innovative solutions for deltatre’s clients. Therefore, it’s fitting that the culmination of this relationship, Magma Pro powered by Viz Libero, will be used prominently during the biggest sporting event of 2014.”

“This solution will make anyone’s coverage of the World Cup really shine,” said Petter Ole Jakobsen, Vizrt CTO. “The mix of deltatre’s high-quality sports event data and production with our Viz Libero produces a system that gives viewers unparalleled insight into what is happening on the pitch. I can’t wait to see it live during the tournament.”

Magma Pro powered by Viz Libero will be unveiled for the first time this December in Rio de Janeiro in preparations for the upcoming Football World Championship. More information about the solution can be found at http://magma.deltatre.com and on www.vizrt.com.

About deltatre:

There is a way to make sport events come to life for audiences everywhere. Using innovative technology, creativity and total commitment, the people at deltatre do exactly that. With staff in Torino, London, Manchester, Lausanne, Paris, Munich, New York, Portland, Sydney, Miami and Mumbay, deltatre has over 25 years’ experience at the highest level of international sport. Always striving for the next level of interaction, we consider the future of global sport engagement to be multi-platform and social. Today, the greatest sport events on earth are more immersive, collaborative, and inclusive thanks to our cutting edge technologies. Sport fans become an active part of the event, connecting socially and sharing their passion, wherever they are. By harnessing our experience, technical skills and passion for sport, we are always one step ahead. www.deltatre.com or contact: sales@deltatre.com Follow us on Twitter: @deltatre

About Vizrt:

Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry – from award-winning animations & maps to online publishing tools. Vizrt’s products are used by the world’s leading broadcasters and publishing houses, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, the BBC, BSkyB, Al Jazeera, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK, The Globe and Mail, Times Online, The Telegraph, and Welt Online. Furthermore, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions such as the Stock Exchanges in New York and London use Vizrt systems.

Vizrt is a public company traded on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154. For further information please refer to www.vizrt.com

Advanced Systems Group Workshop Covers Complicated 4K Workflow

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – More than 100 attendees joined Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, in San Francisco on Nov. 20 for its annual workshop, which focused on the growing 4K landscape. 4K Workflow 2013 included educational seminars from several industry experts, as well as networking opportunities with the presenters, a number of vendors, and other video professionals.

4K Workflow 2013 included five presentations that covered 4K acquisition, on-set color workflows, 4K broadcast, color finishing, and the challenges of adopting a 4K workflow. Reactions to the free daylong event were positive from attendees. “I found it both informative and useful,” said Dave Drum, director of photography. “Keeping up with the technology is tricky, but your conference gave me a good boost.”

“We were extremely pleased with 4K Workflow 2013. The large turnout really illustrated how important and challenging 4K is to the professional video community,” said Dave Van Hoy, ASG president. “It’s always a pleasure to share industry knowledge through our annual workshop, and we appreciate the support from our sponsors – QLogic, NetApp, AJA Video Systems, and Christie Digital.”

Although the workshop is over, ASG continues to be a 4K resource for attendees, customers, and the industry at large. Its 4K Workflows Web page at www.asgllc.com/4k-workflows provides information on 4K products and serves as a clearinghouse for current 4K news and commentary.

About ASG:

Advanced Systems Group LLC of Emeryville, Calif., with offices in the Bay Area and Southern California, has provided engineering, systems, integration, support and training to the broadcast, film, creative, and corporate video markets since 1997. With unmatched experience in Apple-based newsroom systems, shared storage, archiving, editing, finishing, and VFX systems, ASG has become one of largest installers of post production and shared storage systems on the West Coast. The ASG team is highly focused on customer success, and has installed and supported more than 185 SANs, production, and post production systems over the last six years. For more information, visit www.asgllc.com or call 510-654-8300.

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PESA JITC-Compliant Video Distribution System Supports Mission Control Center for International Space Station

Huntsville, Alabama – PESA, a leading U.S.-based custom design and manufacturing company for professional audio and video signal distribution, today announced the completion of a video routing system upgrade to NASA’s Mission Control Center (MCC) at the agency’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston. Lockheed Martin, a prime contractor for NASA, commissioned PESA to provide hardware and system training for its Cheetah Video Distribution System (VDS).

Mission Control supports 24/7 operations for the International Space Station (ISS) and its partners, which include NASA, the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), European Space Agency (ESA), Canadian Space Agency (CSA), and payload oversight from the Payload Operations Integration Center at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. Operators at these remote locations frequently require the ability to individually manage the specific video resources allocated to them. With an IP-based PERC2000 system controller paired with Cattrax Web, PESA’s browser-based router control software, NASA’s technical team can securely configure input and output sources specific to user or mission requirements, limiting access to only those video sources and destinations for which the user has authorization when required.

Also key to the success of the project was PESA’s hybrid video hardware system, which supports both fiber optics and coaxial sources from a variety of broadcast and computer signal formats. Using PESA’s Vidblox extender/scaler units, every SDI, VGA, and DVI video source is fed through the router and securely distributed to the desired display or recording system.

The VDS hardware is based on a Cheetah 288XR frame that allows NASA to route 288 input sources to 432 workstations and display screens. PESA’s Cheetah routing switchers have been certified under the Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC), and comply with the new JITC VDS specifications.

“We were very pleased to hear all the positive responses on how well the MCC came out both functionally and aesthetically,” said Howard Sutton, executive chairman of PESA. “We knew we had to deliver a system for the 24/7 control room that would provide instant access to real-time data and video feeds coming from satellite and ISS sources.”

“Leveraging our long time experience building mission critical routing systems, PESA is confident that our system will provide the secure and trustworthy performance that NASA demands for 24/7 operations,” added Chuck Tillett, president and COO of PESA. “We are very proud to have been selected for this important project and to have Lockheed Martin as one of our JITC-compliant VDS solution customers.”

About PESA

As a leading provider of audio/video connectivity, PESA offers a wide selection of routing switchers, matrix switchers, extenders, converters, media extenders, and signal processing gear to support government, military, industrial, commercial, broadcast and mobile truck applications. PESA offers one of the widest ranges of AV products – from large scale fiber optic routing to single-point CAT-5 DVI extenders – each with the integrity and innovative high performance technology expected from PESA. Our products are available around the world from a leading team of channel partners offering local support and installation; and all of our products are supported by 24/7 technical support. To learn more about our technologies and services visit www.pesa.com. PESA is located in Huntsville, Alabama with regional offices throughout the United States.

All products mentioned herein are trademarked property of their respective owners. Follow us on Twitter @PESA_ONLINE.

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FOR-A’s 4K Extraction System to Make U.S. Debut at Sports Video Group Summit

Cypress, CA – At the upcoming Sports Video Group Summit, FOR-A will demo its new ZE-ONE 4K extraction system for the first time in the U.S. The ZE-ONE was developed for use with FOR-A’s FT-ONE 4K super slow motion camera, which will also be at the event. FOR-A will also highlight its FA-1010 multi-channel signal processor at the summit, which takes place December 16-17th at the New York Hilton.

“The SVG Summit always attracts key decision makers in the sports industry, focusing on new technologies that offer great benefit to live sports producers,” said Jay Shinn, Northeast Account Manager at FOR-A. “We’re looking forward to showing off our FT-ONE camera with the ZE-ONE 4K extraction system. When combined, the technologies ensure that all action can be replayed in HD.”

First shown at this year’s IBC Show, where it received a “Best of IBC” award from TVBEurope magazine, the ZE-ONE allows FT-ONE users to frame and extract desired 4K image areas to capture the action for HD replays. The system provides operators with an intuitive touch-screen interface to frame and extract specified HD scenes at any size from 4K sources. The ZE-ONE allows operators to smoothly zoom in or out, and includes an embedded audio delay processor.

The award-winning FT-ONE offers users the ability to simultaneously record and play back super slow motion images at full 4K resolution. Enabling high-speed recording at up to 900 frames per second, the FT-ONE has been used in production of a variety of professional sporting events, including football, wakeboarding, automobile racing, rugby games and ice cross downhill competitions.

The FA-1010 signal processor offers multi-channel routing between sources andeffective video and audio signal processing for line, relay, reporting, production, editing, and delivery applications. The FA-1010 comes standard with 10 video inputs and outputs, and supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, NTSC, and PAL video formats.

The SVG Summit will feature an exhibition hall of more than 60 exhibitors. The event will also offer workshop sessions to discuss challenges and emerging technologies in sports production.

About FOR-A

FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A’s product line, call 714-894-3311 or visit our web site at www.for-a.com.

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ABS to Design, Integrate AV Systems Throughout New Building for USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

SEATAC, WA — Professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) today announced it has been awarded the contract to design, integrate, and deploy expansive video and audio technology solutions for Wallis Annenberg Hall, a new building for the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. As part of a multimillion-dollar technology investment, the project includes television and radio broadcast production and post-production systems for a 20,000-square-foot converged newsroom/media center.

The school broke ground for Wallis Annenberg Hall in late 2012. Scheduled to open next fall, the 88,000-square-foot, five-floor building will feature technology-rich classrooms and multi-purpose rooms, as well as an auditorium, ground-level public forum, and research labs. ABS will design and build television, radio, and webcast studios, as well as control rooms and edit bays, to support the newsroom environment. The project will also include the installation of a media asset management system, which will be used by students across the school.

“As a graduate of USC, this is a very personal project for me,” said Mark Siegel, president, ABS. “We are embracing the school’s converged media concept and incorporating technologies that will keep USC on the leading edge of media education.”

ABS is taking a phased approach to the project. Currently in Phase I, the company is evaluating technologies that will maintain the integrity of the school’s converged workflow while remaining sensitive to budgetary restraints. Initial plans include equipment and software from Adobe, Avid, Primestream, and Ross. Phase II, which will include equipment procurement and installation, is expected to be complete by the end of April 2014.

About ABS:

Based in SeaTac, WA, ABS (Advanced Broadcast Solutions) delivers customized, technologically superior solutions for broadcast, corporate, house of worship, entertainment, government, and educational facilities – from design and integration to installation and support services. Since 1982, its experienced technical staff has installed more than 700 systems for clients including GOCOM Media, Cowles California Media, Cisco Systems, Meredith, and Time Warner Communications. For more information, call 206-870-0244 or visit www.advancedbroadcastsolutions.com.

About the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism:

Located in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is a national leader in education and scholarship in the fields of communication, journalism, public diplomacy and public relations. With an enrollment of more than 2,200 students, USC Annenberg offers doctoral, graduate and undergraduate degree programs, as well as continuing development programs for working professionals, across a broad scope of academic inquiry. The school’s comprehensive curriculum emphasizes the core skills of leadership, innovation, service and entrepreneurship and draws upon the resources of a networked university in a global urban environment.

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Joe Hallman Joins PESA as Marketing Manager for PESA Xstream

Huntsville, Alabama – PESA, a leading U.S.-based custom design and manufacturing company for professional audio and video signal distribution, today announced Joe Hallman has joined the company as the marketing manager for the PESA Xstream product line, effective Nov. 11. He will be focused on all aspects of marketing for the multi-path IP streaming appliance, includingcompetitive analysis, dealer training, and multimedia campaign development.

During a 16-year career with Avocent, Hallman gathered extensive sales and marketing experience. He started as a territory manager for the Midwest, was promoted to major account manager, and spent more than seven years as product marketing manager. Most recently, he served as a competitive intelligence analyst for the company.

“Joe really understands the importance of core messaging and positioning that is required for a product line to reach its full potential,” said John T. Wright, PESA senior vice president, sales and business development. “He’s here to help identify future applications for the PESA Xstream product line, and help us foster new relationships with developers and integrators. PESA Xstream represents a new and exciting direction for our company, and we are proud to have Joe with us to maximize growth and opportunities.”

Based out of the company main office in Huntsville, Hallman can be reached at (256) 327-8052 or via e-mail at jhallman@pesa.com.

About PESA

As a leading provider of audio/video (A/V) Baseband and IP connectivity products, PESA offers a wide selection of multi-path streaming products, routing switchers, matrix switchers, extenders, converters, media extenders, and signal processing gear to support government, military, industrial, commercial, medical, broadcast, and mobile truck applications. From large to small-scale A/V routing and extender products to multiple IP streaming appliances, PESA offers a diverse suite of AV products, all of which are supported by 24/7 technical support. PESA is located in Huntsville, Ala., with regional sales offices throughout North America and China. Our cost effective solutions are available around the world through our industry leading team of Channel Partners offering local support and installation. All products mentioned herein are trademarked property. Learn more about us at www.pesa.com and www.pesaxstream.com. Follow us on Twitter: @PESA_ONLINE.

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JVC Unveils New Simulation Projector, Alternate Light Source at I/ITSEC 2013

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., will introduce its new DLA-2400ZG projector with e-shift technology and demonstrate an alternate light source for projectors at I/ITSEC 2013 (Booth 1419), which runs Dec. 2-5 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

The DLA-VS2400ZG delivers a 5.1 megapixel equivalent image via JVC’s proprietary e-shift technology, along with 18,000:1 native contrast ratio and a minimum of 900 ANSI lumens. It offers two HDMI inputs, as well as RS-232C and LAN connectivity for remote access and control, and its unique 120 Hz input interface means reduced image generator (IG) hardware requirements.

JVC will also showcase its newly developed alternate light source technology at I/ITSEC. Ideal for the simulation market, it preserves the native contrast ratio and dynamic range of images, with no restrictions on mounting orientation. Plus, it provides years of operation with reduced maintenance requirements.

“JVC continues to explore new technologies to improve images and performance,” said John Havens, marketing manager, JVC Visual Systems Division. “Our engineers are addressing the growing demand for a different type of illumination in future projects, which provides a more efficient light source without sacrificing image quality.”

The DLA-2400ZG is available now and includes a 2x zoom lens with manual focus and lens shift. The new projector is also available without a lens (DLA-VS2400G).

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY

Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, with West Coast operations in Long Beach, California, JVC Professional Products Company is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation. JVC is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video and audio equipment, D-ILA front projection systems, and Super LoLux HD video security products. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800) 582-5825.

FOR-A Named North American Distributor of Fujitsu IP Series Video Encoders and Decoders

Cypress, CA – FOR-A announces that it has become a distributor of Fujitsu’s high-performance encoders and decoders in North America. Used by top North American broadcasters, the Fujitsu IP series of H.264 video encoders and decoders became available for purchase through FOR-A on October 1, 2013.

“FOR-A is proud to partner with Fujitsu to offer their well respected encoder and decoder solutions in North America,” said Hiro Tanoue, President of FOR-A Corporation of America.

The Fujitsu IP series of video encoders and decoders use advanced MPEG-4 AVC technology encoding, known as H.264, to perform real-time transmission of HDTV at low bit rates over DVB and broadband IP networks. Employing the latest compression tools and image processing algorithms to provide best-in-class video fidelity, Fujitsu IP-920 encoder/decoder equipment is capable of operating at less than 99ms back-to-back latency. With robust error correction using Fujitsu proprietary technologies, broadcast quality video can be sent over public Internet connections. The compact solutions are ideal for HD/SD content delivery use in broadcast, enterprise and government applications.

Models available for sale through FOR-A include the Fujitsu IP-920 and the award-winning IP-9500 HD/SD video encoder/decoder. Both solutions feature robust error correction, a low latency mode, real-time transmission, and high-fidelity HDTV/SDTV video.

About FOR-A

FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A’s product line, call 714-894-3311 or visit our web site at www.for-a.com.

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International Datacasting Corporation Announces New Executives, Restructures Sales Team to Support Emerging Market Growth Opportunities

Ottawa, ON – International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC) (“IDC” or the “Company”) announced today the appointment of new executives to key Company functions. The changes include a new Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Products, as well as a restructuring of IDC’s global Sales force. The restructuring will increase IDC’s responsiveness to opportunities in rapidly-growing emerging markets and position the Company for increased success in those markets.

Steven Archambault, IDC’s new CFO, is a seasoned finance executive with over 15 years experience in financial reporting and accounting, internal controls, treasury, corporate income taxes, and financial system implementations. Archambault has served as IDC’s Director of Finance and Treasury since 2012, and is highly knowledgeable regarding the Company’s operations. At IDC, he has led the introduction of new systems for budgeting and financial planning, and has worked with the management team to develop innovative commercial offers for customers. Archambault’s experience includes service at Ernst & Young LLP as an audit manager, and more recently senior finance roles with a NYSE-listed reinsurance company. He is a Chartered Accountant in Canada and a Certified Public Accountant (Illinois) in the United States, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree from the University of Ottawa. Archambault will continue to be located in Ottawa and his new role is effective immediately.

IDC’s outgoing CFO, Rick Clements, will continue at IDC until January 31, 2014 in order to support a smooth transition of responsibilities. Clements will also be available to IDC on a consulting basis after his departure to provide support as required.

Graham McBride, Chairman of IDC’s Audit Committee, stated “Steven Archambault is an excellent choice as our new CFO, and the Board of Directors has full confidence that he’ll lead the finance function in an exemplary way. We look forward to working closely with him.”

Steeve Huin, IDC’s new Vice President of Products, joins IDC from Irdeto. Huin has extensive experience in software engineering, architecture, product management, and product marketing. Most recently, he was Irdeto’s Senior Product Director, where he held responsibility for Conditional Access, overseeing a global product line serving industry leading Pay TV Operators and Broadcasters. Huin has led the introduction of innovative new products, including a highly successful software security solution for broadcast networks. He holds a Software Engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electronique, Informatique et de Radiocommunications in Bordeaux, France and has lived and worked in France, the Netherlands, the USA, and China.

Walter Capitani, previously IDC’s VP of Product Management, has been named Vice President of Marketing. Capitani’s new responsibilities include strategic marketing, business development, and marketing communications. He recently coordinated a full review of IDC’s strategy and product lines, and will lead the development of industry partnerships and strategic relationships. He will also assist the CEO and IDC’s Board of Directors in evaluating potential opportunities for non-organic growth by IDC.

Commenting on the appointments, Doug Lowther, President and CEO of IDC stated, “I’d like to congratulate Steven Archambault and Steeve Huin on joining IDC’s executive team, as well as Walter Capitani on his new role. I’ve worked closely with each of them, and believe they will contribute substantially to the progress of IDC. The combination of Steven, Walter and Steeve in their respective roles will enable IDC to simultaneously maintain a strong focus on both strategy and execution. At the same time, I’d like to commend Rick Clements on his substantial contributions as IDC’s CFO and to personally thank him for his support throughout the selection and transition process.”

New Sales Organization targets Emerging Market growth

IDC also announces the reorganization of its global Sales force. IDC’s Sales teams will be structured on a regional basis, allowing increased delegation of authority, faster decision making, and more effective interactions with customers, partners, and resellers. The new organization will place more emphasis on fast-growing emerging markets, which offer strong opportunities to IDC.

The executives responsible for each sales region will be as follows:

Peter Neuman, Regional Director, Americas. Neuman recently joined IDC from Hansen Technologies, where he was head of Sales for the Pay TV business segment. He has also served at industry-leading companies such as Irdeto, Liberty Global, DirecTV, and Hughes Communications. Neuman will oversee IDC’s business in the Americas and lead efforts to expand IDC’s presence in Latin America.

Berry Eskes, Regional Director, EMEA North. Eskes joined IDC in 2005 with the Company’s acquisition of PROFLine, where he was Director of Sales, and has led the Company in winning several major network deployments in recent years. In addition to driving IDC’s sales in Northern and Eastern Europe, he will focus on developing markets and acquiring new customers in the Middle East, Russia, and the former CIS countries.

Berend Blokzijl, Regional Director, EMEA South. Blokzijl joined IDC in 2008, and has driven strategic sales of products such as Digital Cinema across Europe. He was previously International Sales Manager at Xantic where he built a distribution network in Southern Europe and Africa, and while based in the UK he also developed channel sales in Western Europe. At Novell Netherlands, he re-built and substantially increased service revenues. He will lead IDC’s sales in Western and Southern Europe, and in addition will focus on acquiring new customers in the rapidly growing African market.

Doug Pierce, Regional Director, Asia-Pacific. Pierce recently joined IDC from httv, a French supplier of Digital TV technology and solutions, where he held sales responsibility for Asia-Pacific. His previous roles included VP and General Manager of Asia-Pacific at Advanced Digital Broadcast, as well as several roles in both Asia and the USA at Texas Instruments. Doug will develop IDC’s direct and distribution sales capabilities across all of Asia-Pacific.

Virginia Lee Williams, previous VP of Global Sales, has decided to pursue opportunities outside of IDC. Doug Lowther will serve as Interim VP of Global Sales in addition to his other responsibilities as President and CEO.

Commenting on the new Sales organization, Doug Lowther stated, “Our new regional structure will help IDC build even closer relationships with our customers, as well as increase focus on rapidly-growing emerging markets. These markets currently represent about 20% of IDC’s sales, and our objective is to increase this substantially. All four regional directors have extensive experience and deep relationships in their territories, and each will play a key role in developing new markets for IDC’s products and solutions. I’d also like to thank Virginia Lee Williams for her service to IDC and wish her well in her future endeavors.”

Upcoming Shareholder Communications

The Board of Directors will be reviewing IDC’s strategy and business plan in December, and the Company plans to update shareholders on the results of that work before the start of the new financial year. The update will focus on plans currently being developed to improve performance in product quality, new product introduction, and closure rate for sales opportunities.

Third Quarter Results

IDC will release its quarterly results for the period ending October 31, 2013 at 5:00 PM ET on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. This release will be followed by a management conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, to discuss the results. Doug Lowther invites all interested parties to participate in the conference call.

Conference Call Details:

CONFERENCE DATE: Wednesday, December 11, 2013

CONFERENCE TIME: 8:30 a.m. ET

DIAL-IN NUMBERS: 613-233-1979 / 888-789-9572

PARTICIPANT CODE: 6142941

WEBCAST: A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available at the following link: http://www.gowebcasting.com/5135. This webcast will be archived here for 365 days. Please connect to the website at least 15 minutes prior to the conference call to ensure adequate time for any software download that may be needed to access the webcast.

About International Datacasting Corporation:

International Datacasting Corporation (TSX: IDC) is a global leader in digital content distribution for the world’s premiere broadcasters in radio, television, data and digital cinema. IDC offers a broad portfolio of advanced solutions including the STAR Pro AudioTM Solution, LASERTM Targeted Ad Insertion Platform, and the Digital TattooTM DTH Over IP Gateway. The Company’s products and solutions are in demand for radio and television networks, targeted ad insertion, digital cinema, 3D live events, satellite newsgathering, sports contribution, VOD, and IPTV. IDC is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with regional offices in Arnhem, the Netherlands and in San Diego, California. The Company has installations in over 100 countries and service offices in Thailand and Singapore, and an international network of value-added partners and resellers. For more information visit: www.datacast.com.

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KIRO-TV Travels to Panama Canal for ENG Shoot with Zylight F8 LED Fresnel

LOS ANGELES – When the multi-billion dollar expansion of the Panama Canal is complete in 2015, larger ships will be able to go through the waterway and potentially bypass Seattle and other West Coast ports. As part of a larger story about the expansion’s potential local economic impact that aired on Nov. 20, KIRO-TV, the Cox Media Group-owned CBS affiliate for Seattle-Tacoma (DMA #12), sent a news team to tour the Panama Canal and talk with shipping industry professionals from the region.

Terry Griffin, bureau chief photojournalist, left his heavier, more expensive HMI lights at the station and instead packed the Zylight F8 LED Fresnel. The lightweight F8 collapses to less than four inches thick for easy transport and storage, which was helpful during the international trip in early October.

“Traveling 4,000 miles hauling gear can be both cumbersome and expensive,” Griffin explained. “A nine-pound light in my suitcase versus a 20-pound light in an additional checked bag saved excess baggage to keep track of – or lose – plus weight and fees.”

According to Griffin, using the F8 avoided several problems on location, including a lack of power outlets that would have rendered his AC-only HMI lights useless. “There was zero AC power available to us on the massive canal construction zone for our interview,” he said. “Using my 90-watt Anton/Bauer camera battery to power the F8 at 100 percent gave me an hour and six minutes of beautiful 5600K light. Having to only take one battery type charger for both light and camera was a huge bonus.”

Griffin was “incredibly pleased” with the F8, particularly when dealing with the harsh lighting from the midday equatorial sun. “The F8 was the perfect fill light to the noonday sun key light at the equator,” he said. “Zero heat, zero cables – the F8 solved my lighting dilemma with added bonuses. It’s a great tool in the ENG/EFP kit for any TV photojournalist.”

Available in daylight (5600K) or tungsten (3200K), the F8 maintains single shadow traditional Fresnel beam shaping through an eight-inch SCHOTT glass lens, and offers a patented focusing system for spot and flood operations. With a CRI (color rendering index) of up to 97 or better, the fully dimmable F8 offers and adjustable beam spread (16-70 degrees) for even coverage for widescreen productions. Its LED engine with quantum dot technology draws only 95 watts, but has close to the light output of a traditional 1000-watt Fresnel.

ABOUT ZYLIGHT LLC

Founded in 2003, Zylight LLC is the leading manufacturer of intelligent LED lighting instruments for the film and video production industry. Every model in its easy-to-use lighting system produces fully calibrated bright white light, while some also provide a spectrum of adjustable colors without gels. Full wireless control and DMX integration are included, and AC or DC power options are available. The Zylight state-of-the-art LED system is truly the most unique and flexible lighting system on the market today. With more than 50 dealers worldwide, Zylight continues to develop innovative LED lighting solutions to help make your job easier. More Than Bright – Zylight. Find out more at www.zylight.com.

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