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X2O Media to Showcase its SharePoint(R) TV Solution at 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

X2O Platform Turns SharePoint Content Into Real-Time TV Channels

MONTREAL — July 5, 2012 — X2O Media, a full-service provider of real-time enterprise visual communications solutions, today announced that the company will be demonstrating its SharePoint(R) TV platform at the 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, taking place July 8-12 in Toronto.

SharePoint TV is a visual communication and collaboration platform that lets users create TV-like channels using content already stored in SharePoint. Users can easily build interactive channels that can be viewed from any desktop, tablet, display screen, or mobile device. With links to SharePoint content and data, any changes made in SharePoint are automatically reflected in the channels, giving viewers instant access to the most relevant enterprise information. In addition, users can fully leverage their investment in SharePoint by presenting the information using eye-catching visuals that viewers will enjoy watching, greatly improving internal and external communications.

With SharePoint TV, users can simply link to SharePoint information sources such as calendars, announcements, project tasks, and dashboard data to display information quickly on a variety of screens throughout an organization using stunning graphics and video. Sample channels include company and department news, employee training, executive dashboards, and much more. SharePoint TV is fully compatible with Windows(R) 8 and Windows Azure(TM).

For timely messages and alerts, information can be entered directly into SharePoint and rapidly sent throughout an organization or to specific staff or locations. For more creative collaboration and knowledge sharing, employees can also publish videos, images, and PowerPoint(R) slides that appear within the SharePoint interface. The result is a powerful communications tool with the look and feel of a broadcast TV channel, enabling enterprises, retailers, and other organizations of any size to spread their messages in an engaging way.

More information on X2O products is available at www.x2omedia.com.

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About X2O Media
X2O Media is a leading software developer of real-time visual communication solutions that significantly improve enterprise-wide communications. X2O’s solutions facilitate the creation and delivery of video and graphics-rich content to digital displays, employee desktops, and mobile devices. Applications include corporate news channels, dynamic corporate dashboards, real-time emergency messaging, and more. In addition to technology, X2O offers award-winning content design, acquisition, and management services. X2O’s products and services are sold and supported globally, through a network of experienced distribution partners. More information about X2O Media is available at www.x2omedia.com.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Matrox Video Products Group Appoints JB&A as a U.S. Distributor

MONTREAL — June 27, 2012 — Matrox(R) Video Products Group today announced the appointment of Jeff Burgess and Associates (JB&A) as one of its distributors for the United States. more

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Chyron Products at the SET Broadcast & Cable 2012 Show:

Company Overview:

Chyron (NASDAQ: CHYR) is a leading provider of Graphics as a Service for on-air and digital video applications including newsrooms, studios, sports broadcasting facilities, and corporate video environments. An Emmy(R) Award-winning company whose products have defined the world of digital and broadcast graphics, Chyron provides graphics solutions including the Axis World Graphics online content creation software and order management system, on-air graphics systems, clip servers, channel branding, and graphics asset management solutions, all of which may be incorporated into the company’s BlueNet(TM) end-to-end graphics workflow. More information about Chyron products and services is available on the company websites: www.chyron.com and www.axisgraphics.tv. The company’s investor relations information is at www.chyron.com via the “Investors” link.

SHOUT Social Media Application
First introduced at the 2012 NAB Show and making its Latin American debut at SET, SHOUT is a stand-alone software application that enables broadcasters to bring social media commentary into their live broadcasts quickly and easily. SHOUT gives one or more users the ability to monitor, select, adjust, and route social media conversations to broadcast graphics systems either for on-air playback or for storage as data files for later use. Multiple instances of SHOUT running across a facility can be used simultaneously by different staff members to view content and moderate the same playback list. Users can add, remove, and authenticate multiple social media accounts, each of which has its own playback controller, playback-style settings, and filters, as well as an automated find-and-replace feature that defines words and phrases that will be automatically replaced with new text.

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Caption: SHOUT Social Media Application

Channel Box² (v.4.6) Branding and Promo System
Chyron will showcase its newly enhanced Channel Box² v. 4.6 channel branding system at SET 2012. Built on Chyron’s Lyric technology, Channel Box² allows users to access any data RSS feeds, traffic, financial, weather, elections, tickers, promos, snipes, social media, and more, and publish it on air anywhere, anytime. Channel Box² software v. 4.6 introduces Chyron’s new social media editor, a software-based solution allowing an operator to monitor and pull incoming Tweets from any feed and quickly display the Tweets on air; an asset viewer that allows an operator to validate, package, and query assets; and new data binding tools for improved panel control.

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Caption: Chyron Channel Box² Branding and Promo System

BlueNet(TM) Graphics Creation and Playout
Chyron will demonstrate BlueNet(TM), a comprehensive solution that fully addresses broadcasters’ requirements for streamlined end-to-end graphics workflows. BlueNet leverages Chyron’s acclaimed suite of graphics tools for ordering and asset management, collaborative graphics creation, and real-time playout. Integration with Axis World Graphics, Chyron’s cutting-edge cloud-based services offering, extends the power of BlueNet workflows to speed even the most advanced graphics to air.

In fast-paced news or sports workflows that require many complex graphics, BlueNet minimizes the cycle time from creation to air. Order management tools allow producer-driven content to move smoothly into a rundown, and easily accessible templates enable instant and efficient collaboration in preparing graphics.

Lyric PRO 8.1 Graphics Creation Software
Also being demonstrated at SET will be Chyron’s Lyric PRO 8.1 graphics creation software platform. With new scriptless conditional intelligent transitions across multiple systems and delivery of superior-quality real-time 3D animations, Lyric PRO 8.1 enables users to improve the look of on-air graphics with ease and accuracy. With native support for stereoscopic 3D, scriptless transitions, and touch screen-enabled graphics, Lyric PRO 8.1 is a worldwide leader for sports and news applications.

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Caption: Lyric PRO 8 Graphics Creation Software

Company Quote: “This year’s SET Broadcast & Cable show promises to be another exciting event for Latin American broadcast professionals, and Chyron is pleased to once again be partnering with our local dealer, Video Systems,” said Aldo Campisi, vice president of Latin American sales at Chyron. “Our newest social media offering, SHOUT, will be making its regional debut at SET. SHOUT is a comprehensive software-based tool that allows broadcasters to quickly and easily integrate content from social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook into their live news programming and increase overall viewer participation.”

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Wohler Names Sonotechnique as First Canadian Dealer for SoundField Product Family

SAN FRANCISCO — June 26, 2012 — Wohler Technologies has appointed Sonotechnique, Canada’s leading supplier of pro audio and video equipment, as its newest distributor of SoundField products. Based in Montreal with satellite sales offices in Toronto and Vancouver, British Columbia, Sonotechnique will offer the full array of SoundField microphone systems and upmix solutions to the film, recording, postproduction, radio, television, and live markets in Canada.

“SoundField enjoys a long and rich history as the ultimate family of microphone and upmix solutions for recording both stereophonic and multichannel surround formats,” said Patrice Delhaes, vice president of sales and marketing, Sonotechnique. “Sonotechnique is honored to be chosen as the first distributor to bring the SoundField brand into Canada.”

“With more than 30 years in the industry, Sonotechnique possesses the knowledge and experience needed to introduce SoundField successfully into the Canadian broadcast market,” said Michael Descoteau, vice president of North American sales at Wohler Technologies. “As Canada’s premier audio reseller, Sonotechnique is the ideal partner to help Wohler build awareness in this large and dynamic marketplace.”

For more information, visit www.wohler.com or www.sonotechnique.ca.

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

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BTX Supplies Gefen HD Digital Signage Players to Help the Healing Process at Florida Hospital for Children

Gefen Players Deliver HD Nature Footage to Hallway Displays on Three Themed Hospital Floors

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. — June 26, 2012 — BTX Technologies, a value-added distributor and manufacturer of interface, integration, and system products, today announced that the company has supplied 30 Gefen HD Digital Signage Players (DSPs) for use in the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children, located in Orlando, Fla. Purchased and installed by A/V integrator Sound Stage Inc., the DSPs are helping to create a stress-free and emotionally healing environment by driving nature footage to displays on three themed hospital floors. more

Two Haivision Deployments Win Commercial Integrator Solutions Awards at InfoComm 2012

JVN Systems Recognized for Stony Brook IP Video System; Whitlock for Video System at Church of Champions more

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Haivision Products Win Multiple Awards at InfoComm 2012

KulaByte(TM) Wins Rental & Staging New Product Award; Makito(TM) Wins SCN Installation Product Award more

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BenQ Projectors Shine Bright at InfoComm 2012

BenQ’s Blue Core Laser Projectors Honored With Commercial Integrator BEST Award and ProjectorReviews.com Best In Classroom Award; SH960 Large-Venue Projector Takes Home Rental & Staging Systems/InfoComm Installation Product Award

IRVINE, Calif. — June 21, 2012 — BenQ America Corp. today announced that the company received three awards for its advanced projectors at InfoComm 2012. The LX60ST and LW61ST blue core laser projectors were honored with the Commercial Integrator BEST Award in the category of “Conference/Classroom Projectors.” The LW61ST was also presented with a “Best In Classroom” Award by ProjectorReviews.com. The SH960 large-venue projector was the winner of a 2012 Rental & Staging Systems/InfoComm Installation Product Award in the category of “Best Video Projection — 5,500 Lumens or Less.”

“InfoComm 2012 was both a fun and amazing show for BenQ, and we are thrilled to have received these prestigious awards,” said Lars Yoder, President at BenQ America Corp. “Our LX60ST, LW61ST, and SH960 projectors are packed with innovations designed to optimize the price to performance ratio, while providing exceptional brightness. This is especially important in applications such as education, where budgets are tight, and performance is critical. We are honored that our products are recognized by the Commercial Integrator BEST, ProjectorReviews.com Best In Classroom, and Rental & Staging Systems/InfoComm Installation Product Awards.”

The Commercial Integrator BEST Awards recognize products and services that help Commercial Integrator’s readers run their businesses better and more profitably. A panel of commercial industry experts, including editors of Commercial Integrator and leading integrators, judged the entries in each of 62 categories based on creativity, innovation, ease of installation or implementation, and business benefits. In the category of “Conference/Classroom Projectors,” they chose BenQ’s LX60ST and LW61ST, the first short-throw education projectors to feature BenQ’s blue core light engine.

ProjectorReviews.com presented the “Best In Classroom” Award (Non-Interactive Projector) to BenQ for the LW61ST as part of its 2012-2013 Classroom Projector Report: Best School Projectors for K-12 Education. For the report, ProjectorReviews.com editors based their selections on 16 recently reviewed projectors plus 60 other recommended projectors for school use, paying close attention to the products’ special features and image quality performance.

Offering an ultra-high 80,000:1 contrast ratio, the blue core light engine utilizes a laser light source rather than a traditional mercury lamp. The result is up to 20,000 hours of reliable brightness, complete elimination of lamp replacement costs, and a 90 percent reduction in light source power consumption. BenQ’s blue core light engine-driven SmartEco Advanced(TM) technology optimizes the units’ light source system to deliver exceptional brightness, longer life, and greater energy efficiency.

This year’s Rental & Staging Systems/InfoComm Installation Product Awards showcased the most innovative products introduced in 2011. The winners in each category were selected by Rental and Staging Systems’ readers after a month of voting. In the category of “Best Video Projection  5,500 Lumens or Less,” they chose BenQ’s SH960 large-venue projector.

Designed for use in the most demanding settings, the SH960 projector boasts a stunning Full HD 1080p native resolution and 5500 ANSI lumen ultra-high brightness for brilliant images. The SH960 is equipped with a 3000:1 contrast ratio and a native 16:9 aspect ratio with a full 1.07 billion-color palette. The projector’s dual-lamp design allows users to opt for maximum brightness or choose an eco-mode that extends lamp life by up to 30 percent. H+V Lens Shift technology gives users flexibility in projector placement, allowing the focal point of the lens to be adjusted in venues where dead-center placement isn’t possible.

More information about the BenQ LX60ST, LW61ST, and SH960 projectors is available at www.BenQ.com.

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About BenQ America Corp.
BenQ America Corp. is a leading innovator of digital lifestyle products, providing an extensive line of visual display and presentation solutions that incorporate the very latest technologies. The company offers a broad range of projectors and monitors for any application and market — education, home, gaming, corporate, government, and IT — with cutting-edge models that lead the industry in performance, reliability, environmental sustainability, and aesthetics. Whether it’s interactive digital whiteboards for classrooms, 3D-ready projectors for home theaters, short-throw projectors for boardrooms, or LED backlight monitors for professional gaming, BenQ continues to defy the limits of digital displays. The company’s products are available across North America through leading value-added distributors, resellers, and retailers.

The BenQ digital lifestyle stands as a cornerstone of the company’s mission of “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life,” fusing lifestyle with technology, enjoyment with productivity, and aesthetic design with engineering. It is this commitment that has made BenQ the No. 1-selling DLP(R) projector brand worldwide, as well as the No. 1 name in short-throw projectors.

More information is available at www.benq.com.

About BenQ Corporation
BenQ Corporation, a leading provider of networked digital lifestyle devices, is a multifaceted company with strengths in product design, visual technology, and mobile technology. BenQ offers an unrivalled breadth and depth of products and integrated technologies across platforms through the brand promise of “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life,” including digital projectors, LCD monitors, LCD TVs, digital cameras, eBook readers, mobile Internet devices, storage devices, and human interface devices such as mice and keyboards.

About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group comprises companies that operate independently while sharing resources and leveraging synergies among them. The BenQ Group companies include BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (in the top three of the world’s manufacturers of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Software Co., BenQ Hospital, BrightView Corp., Cando Co. Ltd., Daxin Materials Corp., Darwin Precisions, Ltd., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., SiPix Imaging, Lextar Electronics Corp., Raydium Semiconductor Corp., BenQ Medical Technology Corporation, and Wellypower Corp.

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X2O Media Honored With Commercial Integrator BEST Award at InfoComm 2012

Social Interactivity Suite of Applications Named BEST in Digital Signage Software Category

MONTREAL — June 21, 2012 — X2O Media, a full-service provider of software, network management, and content services for real-time visual communication applications, today announced that the company was honored with a Commercial Integrator BEST Award in the Digital Signage Software category for its social interactivity suite of next-generation, social-media-based applications.

“Social media is a powerful and popular content source for viewers, providing current, relevant, and user-generated information,” said X2O Media President and CEO David Wilkins. “With our social interactivity suite, integrators can easily harness the power of Twitter(TM), Facebook, and more to provide their customers with a truly engaging experience. We are proud to have our efforts recognized by the editors of Commercial Integrator and the panel of judges.”

X2O Media’s social interactivity suite of applications includes the X2O Social Hub and Twitter Shuffle. Featuring real-time content from popular sites including Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, the X2O Social Hub allows users to customize their experiences by defining the application’s social media sources. In addition, users can interact with an innovative “YouTube Cube” object to browse YouTube video clips matching their search terms. All X2O Social Hub graphics are presented in an eye-popping 3D format, and the application can be customized with logos and other branding elements.

Powered by X2O’s latest-generation player engine, the Twitter Shuffle goes far beyond standard Twitter walls with a number of unique features for a truly interactive experience. X2O’s Twitter Shuffle displays real-time Tweets(TM) in a dynamic shuffle where Tweets dynamically animate in 3D, and fly on and off the screen. For a higher level of viewer interactivity, the screen can be controlled via a Microsoft(R) Kinect(TM) interface, or through a Web app that is accessed by scanning a QR code with a mobile device. Other views include a dynamic Twitter Graph and Twitter Map.

The Commercial Integrator BEST Awards program recognizes superlative solutions for an integration business. Judging criteria included innovation, functionality, competitive advantages, and benefits to the installer. Winning manufacturers across various product and service categories were recognized in a ceremony at InfoComm 2012.

More information about X2O Media and its social interactivity suite of applications is available at www.x2omedia.com.

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About X2O Media
X2O Media is a full-service provider of software, network management services, and content services for professional digital signage and corporate communication applications. The company offers a wide variety of software solutions for digital signage and interactive networks of all sizes. X2O’s award-winning Xpresenter(TM) provides an end-to-end platform for the creation, management, and distribution of content at broadcast quality, and at a fraction of the time of other solutions. In addition to technology, X2O offers content design, acquisition, management, distribution, and monitoring services for digital signage networks. More information about X2O Media is available at www.x2omedia.com.

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TV Galicia Chooses Chyron HyperX³.¹ On-Air Graphics Systems for Major HD Studio Upgrade

HyperX³.¹ Integrates Smoothly With Existing Chyron Graphics Environment to Bring New Levels of Graphics Sophistication to Programming

LONDON — June 20, 2012 — Chyron today announced that Televisión de Galicia (TVG), Spain’s only Galician-language broadcaster, has installed two of the company’s HyperX³.¹ on-air graphics systems as part of a major HD studio upgrade at its central broadcasting facility in Santiago de Compostela. more

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