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Toner Cable Showcases Visionary Solutions’ IPTV Encoding Products at IBC2012

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Sept. 5, 2012 — Visionary Solutions Inc. today announced that technology distributor Toner Cable will showcase the company’s products at the upcoming International Broadcasters Convention (IBC), which takes place Sept. 7-11 in Amsterdam. On display will be Visionary Solutions’ AVN443 and AVN420 IPTV encoders, MPP1700 media processing platform, and PSA200 power supply. Leveraging Visionary Solutions’ powerful IPTV encoding solutions, content providers can convert video from any analog, HDMI, DVI-D, or HD-SDI source into full-screen, full-resolution digital video suitable for broadcast over public and private networks in real time. more

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NEP Trio Video Covers Lollapalooza Music Festival for Seventh Consecutive Year

Five-Stage, 21-Camera Production Supplies Live HD Webcast Footage and Feeds Big Screens and LEDs Provided by NEP Screenworks more

Atlona(R) Brings Control to System Integration

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Aug. 30, 2012 — Atlona(R) today announced the latest additions to its distinguished list of system control manufacturers with which its products integrate — Clare Controls(TM), ELAN(R), On Controls(TM), Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), and Universal Remote Control (URC(TM)). Atlona has created and tested system drivers for a wide range of its switchers to integrate with control systems from these manufacturers, saving installers time and money. more

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Panamax/Furman to Offer Power Training Sessions at CEDIA EXPO 2012

PETALUMA, Calif. — Aug. 29, 2012 — Panamax/Furman today announced that it would be offering two AC training sessions at CEDIA EXPO 2012 in Indianapolis. Marshall Currier, national trainer for Panamax, will present “Panamax Home Theater Power Management Solutions,” while Garth Powell, Furman senior product designer, will present “AC Power — The Foundation of Every Home Theater System.” more

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Minnetonka Audio Software Will Distribute NUGEN Audio Products

LEEDS, U.K. — Aug. 28, 2012 — NUGEN Audio, creator of intuitive tools for audio professionals, has appointed Minnetonka Audio Software Inc. as a non-exclusive global distributor, excluding Japan, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, and the U.K. Minnesota-based Minnetonka Audio produces and distributes professional-quality digital audio editing products for sound engineers, including its own SurCode line of encoders and decoders, its AudioTools Server product line for enterprise-class audio automation, and products from Dolby(R) Laboratories. NUGEN Audio’s loudness control products will help round out Minnetonka Audio’s existing product lineup.

“In many cases, engineers need tools at the workstation level to spot check a file or manually craft a project,” said John Schur, president of Minnetonka Audio Software Inc. “For facilities that are already mixing to target, workstation plug-ins like NUGEN’s make more sense than the enterprise-wide automation found in production and post.”

Markus Hintz, Minnetonka Audio’s director of global sales and business development, emphasizes the advantages that the NUGEN/MASI collaboration affords their customers. “Another aspect of our cooperative efforts is in the workstation-centric environment, with SurCode providing encoding and NUGEN furnishing loudness measurement. Together, we offer a respected and complete encoder/decoder solution with loudness measurement and adjustment.”

In addition to the flagship real-time meter VisLM, NUGEN Audio also provides a number of offline tools. LM-Correct is an audio suite plug-in designed to offer automatic, faster-than-real-time loudness analysis and correction within Avid(R) edit systems, including Media Composer(R), Pro Tools(R), Symphony(R), and News Cutter(R). It is ideal for rapid, intuitive correction in situations in which time is limited, providing an automatic method of rapidly conforming audio to current loudness standards.

NUGEN Audio’s LMB system is an offline, file-based loudness analysis and correction program for a workstation environment. LMB is designed for rapid assessment and correction of files for loudness and true peak content to ITU-R BS.1770-1, ITU-R BS.1770-2, and EBU R128 specifications. With a drag-and-drop interface and/or specific watched folders, LMB saves operators time by automatically handling the process of checking and conforming files to multiple broadcast criteria.

“Minnetonka Audio Software is helping to drive industry discussion on loudness control and has a broad reach among our target customers,” said Jon Schorah, NUGEN Audio creative director. “This partnership will help reinforce our position as loudness experts and give us exposure to a new group of potential customers.”

Following the success of NUGEN Audio’s VisLM, the industry’s first loudness metering plug-in compliant with EBU and ATSC standards, the company’s development roadmap includes upcoming product launches of solutions for 5.1 mixing, upmixing, and surround sound to add to its current roster of tools for audio analysis, loudness metering, mixing/mastering, and tracking.

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About Minnetonka Audio Software
An award-winning solutions provider for motion picture, video, broadcast, game, and optical disc production, Minnetonka Audio Software creates essential technology for top media professionals around the world. Their SurCode, discWelder, and revolutionary AudioTools Server product lines broadly support the CD, DVD, BD, and DTV standards. The company is a leading provider of OEM audio codec licensing, as well as file-based QC and loudness control. Spanning over two decades of operation and based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, Minnetonka Audio Software Inc. has a subsidiary in Germany in addition to an international network of distributors and channel partners who share their commitment to quality and service.

About NUGEN Audio
NUGEN Audio creates innovative, intuitive professional audio tools for high-end music producers, post-production engineers, and broadcasters. Reflecting the real-world production experience of the design team, the company’s products make it easier to deliver better quality, save time, and reduce costs. NUGEN Audio’s tools for audio analysis, loudness metering, mixing/mastering, and tracking are used by the world’s top names in broadcast, music, and audio production. For more information, visit www.nugenaudio.com.

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Chyron’s New HyperXLP On-Air Graphics System Provides Big Performance in a Small Footprint

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Aug. 28, 2012 — Chyron today introduced the HyperXLP, a dual-channel-capable broadcast graphics platform that sets a new standard for performance in a compact 1-RU design. Ideal for live news, sports, and OB productions, HyperXLP occupies just a quarter of the space of a standard HyperX system and consumes half as much power. High-speed solid-state storage ensures the HyperXLP’s dependable performance and low profile makes it the perfect solution when rugged design and space conservation are a must.

“The HyperXLP is a triple threat: blazingly fast, environmentally friendly, and ready for the demands of mobile production,” said Bill Hendler, chief technology officer at Chyron. “With features including a high-speed multi-core processor, solid-state storage, and native stereoscopic 3D graphics capability, the system offers performance worthy of even the most advanced live news and sports broadcasts.”

HyperXLP leverages Chyron’s award-winning Lyric(TM) PRO graphics creation and playback software to deliver unmatched performance for its compact size. When deployed with an optional second channel, HyperXLP can meet virtually any broadcast graphic demand.

The system’s powerful graphics engine — built on the latest Intel(R) multi-core processor — simultaneously manipulates 3D graphics faster than ever before. The system also allows stereoscopic 3D graphics to be built easily from existing scenes without any modification. With these capabilities, operators can create, edit, and update eye-catching graphics with unmatched ease. In addition, HyperXLP offers quick manual updates, as well as a powerful set of update tools including ODBC connections, Adobe(R) XMP(R) metadata, and the industry-standard Chyron Intelligent Interface(R).

Compatible with a broad range of graphic content, HyperXLP integrates easily into existing workflows. The turnkey solution also serves as a key element in Chyron’s BlueNet(TM) workflow and Axis World Graphics order management system, which combines the world’s most advanced graphics creation, collaboration, management, and playout systems to minimize the cycle time from creation to air while ensuring the highest production value.

More information about the HyperXLP and other Chyron products is available at www.chyron.com.

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About Chyron
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’s graphics solutions include 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.

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

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MediaSilo Appoints Joe Foxton as Vice President of Business Development

BOSTON — Aug. 28, 2012 — MediaSilo, a provider of cloud-based media workflow and collaboration solutions, today announced that Joe Foxton is named vice president of business development. In his new position, Foxton is responsible for developing MediaSilo’s market strategy as well as establishing and strengthening relationships with key industry partners and customers in an effort to grow MediaSilo on a global scale.

“I’m very pleased to join MediaSilo during such an exciting time when creative teams across multiple industries are adopting the cloud for collaboration,” said Foxton. “From small production houses to major networks and broadcast station groups, MediaSilo has become a standard for cloud-based management of media assets and creative workflows. The company does Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) right, which is hard to find in today’s media technology market.”

A software designer and production workflow expert, Foxton joins MediaSilo having recently led broadcast strategy at Chyron, a leading broadcast graphics provider. At Chyron, Joe was instrumental in helping the company develop new graphics software-based platforms to meet the changing production technology landscape. Previously, Foxton spent six years in various roles at NBCUniversal, including leading the Newsroom Systems department, which supports NBC News(TM), MSNBC(R), NBC Sports(TM), Telemundo(R), and News Channel. Foxton began his career at Proximity, a creator of broadcast media asset management and transcoding software that was ultimately acquired by Apple(R).

“Joe’s industry expertise and market insight give him a unique perspective on how the broadcast and media industry is evolving and, as a result, how MediaSilo can continue its momentum as an agent of this change,” said Kai Pradel, CEO, at MediaSilo. “Our primary goal is to ensure an excellent user experience for creative teams, and we do that by providing a cloud-based media workflow platform that makes the review, storage, sharing, editing, and conversion of content quick and easy.”

In April, MediaSilo released the third generation of its platform introducing new features and workflows. Foxton will be showcasing this latest MediaSilo platform upgrade at the upcoming IBC2012 show, held Sept. 7-11 in Amsterdam. He is based in Brooklyn, N.Y. and will report directly to Pradel.

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About MediaSilo
Based in Boston, MediaSilo Inc. provides cloud-based media workflow and collaboration solutions for creative teams. Built by media professionals for media professionals, the MediaSilo platform provides content creators and production teams with the ability to search, review, store, manage, share and convert media quickly and easily from anywhere in the world. More information can be found at www.mediasilo.com.

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iStreamPlanet Named to Inc. Magazine’s List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

New VP of Finance Takes Financial Helm

LAS VEGAS — Aug. 23, 2012 — Thanks to significant year-over-year growth, iStreamPlanet, a leading provider of live and on-demand streaming video solutions, has been listed on the “2012 Inc. 5000,” Inc. Magazine’s prestigious ranking of America’s fastest growing, privately held companies. The company was also ranked among the top 50 media companies on the list.

“iStreamPlanet grew out of the vision to revolutionize live broadcast video on the Internet, and in a short time we’ve amassed expertise that has allowed us to enjoy great success,” said Robin Cole, vice president of iStreamPlanet. “Appearing on this list of entrepreneurial elites is high praise, and the ultimate recognition of that success.”

iStreamPlanet counts among its customers some of the world’s leading sports, entertainment, and technology brands, including NBC, Turner Broadcasting, the United States Olympic Committee, AT&T, and Microsoft. In the decade since its inception, iStreamPlanet has become the managed-broadcast provider behind the biggest live and on-demand events, including the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, the French Open, Tour de France, Sunday Night Football, TNT Overtime, PGA, NASCAR, and UFC on Xbox.

The esteemed rankings come as iStreamPlanet welcomes Laurie Cansler as vice president of finance to lead the company through its next phase of growth. Prior to joining iStreamPlanet, Cansler held a number of high-profile, high-impact financial positions in the technology industry during her nearly 25-year career. Most recently, she served as CFO at Likewise Software (since acquired by EMC), where she was responsible for all finance and business operations of the venture-backed company. Before that she worked at Brueggerman and Johnson, Seattle’s premier business valuation consulting firm, and spent more than 11 years at AT&T Wireless as a director on the finance team. A CPA and experienced financial management executive, Cansler’s expertise includes M&A transactions, corporate financing, and operational and planning initiatives.

More information about iStreamPlanet is available at www.istreamplanet.com.

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About iStreamPlanet
iStreamPlanet is a multiplatform managed broadcast solutions provider committed to bringing high-quality video experiences to connected audiences around the world. With over a decade of managed broadcast experience, iStreamPlanet has built a comprehensive offering of video workflow and content management products and services. iStreamPlanet’s innovative approach has been chosen by the world’s leading sports, entertainment, and technology brands including NBC, Turner Broadcasting, AMC Networks, the United States Olympic Committee, AT&T, Microsoft, and others. Founded in 2000, the privately held company is headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in Redmond, Wash., and London. More information can be found at www.istreamplanet.com.

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

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Haivision to Participate in IBC2012 Panel Discussion on Live Streaming of London Games

Panel of Experts From Haivision, iStreamPlanet, and Interxion to Discuss How Integrated Video Workflow Solutions Can Help Broadcasters Stream Live Events to Multiple Devices

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Aug. 23, 2012 — Haivision, a global leader in advanced video networking and IP video distribution solutions, announced today its participation in a panel entitled “Live Streaming of the 2012 Olympic Games to Connected Devices: Enabling Olympic Rights Holder Broadcasters to Expand their Digital Footprint” as part of Sports Day at IBC2012. The panel discussion will include several industry leaders, and is scheduled for Sept. 8 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. more

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X2O Media Xpresenter(TM) Digital Signage Platform Drives New WVU Video Wall to Deliver High-Tech First Impression for Prospective Students

MONTREAL — Aug. 23, 2012 — X2O Media, a full-service provider of software, network management, and content services for real-time visual communication applications, today announced that West Virginia University (WVU) is using the company’s Xpresenter(TM) digital signage platform to drive a new 2×4 video wall. Located in the lobby of One Waterfront Place — home to the WVU Visitors Center, admissions office, and more — the video wall provides a personal welcome to prospective students on campus tours. more

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