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Matrox Announces Special Promotional Pricing on MXO2 Mini MAX I/O Devices with Lightning Fast H.264 Encoding

MONTREAL — May 29, 2012 — Matrox(R) Video Products Group today announced a special limited-time promotion on Matrox MXO2(TM) Mini MAX. Purchasers save $250 until July 31, 2012. Matrox MXO2 Mini MAX provides affordable HDMI(R) and analog video and audio input, and output for Apple(R) Final Cut Pro(R) X, Avid(R) Media Composer(R), or the newly released Adobe(R) Creative Suite(R) 6.

Matrox MXO2 Mini MAX turbocharges H.264 encoding for deliveries to the web, mobile phones, and tablets up to five times faster than software alone without sacrificing quality — all in a convenient, portable breakout box. Matrox MXO2 devices are still the only solutions on the market that connect anywhere — with Mac(R) and PC, via Thunderbolt(TM), PCIe, or ExpressCard/34 — with the same versatile unit. Other important features include 10-bit hardware scaling and inexpensive HD monitoring with the exclusive Matrox HDMI Calibration Utility.

“Professional content creators delivering H.264 projects need the tools to make every type of content look its very best,” said Wayne Andrews, product manager at Matrox. “Matrox MXO2 Mini MAX provides a comprehensive set of encoding profiles and presets along with custom controls that let users tweak all the important parameters to perfect their encodes, and get them out in record time.”

Price and availability
During this promotion, Matrox MXO2 Mini MAX units for desktop systems (PCIe) and laptops (ExpressCard/34) are priced at $599 US (Euro 512, £428) not including local taxes and delivery. Matrox MXO2 Mini MAX for Thunderbolt laptops is priced at $699 US (Euro 599, £499).The special promotional pricing is available through authorized Matrox dealers worldwide.

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About Matrox
Matrox Video Products Group is a technology and market leader in the field of HD and SD digital video hardware and software for accelerated H.264 encoding, realtime editing, audio/video input/output, DVD/Blu-ray authoring, streaming, A/V signal conversion, capture/playout servers, clip/still stores, and CGs. Matrox’s Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of content creation and delivery platforms used by broadcasters, post-production facilities, project studios, corporate communicators, videographers, and A/V professionals worldwide. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information visit www.matrox.com/video.

Matrox is a registered trademark and Matrox MXO2 and Matrox MAX, are trademarks of Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners and are hereby acknowledged.

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Mix Engineer Jonathan Freed Uses SoundField Mic From Wohler to Give Viewers an In-Stadium Sound Experience

As U.S. Distributor of SoundField Premium Surround Mic and Processor Systems, Wohler Provides Freed With Quality Mics for NBA and NFL Broadcasts

SAN FRANCISCO — May 31, 2012 — Wohler Technologies today announced that it has provided mix engineer Jonathan Freed with the SoundField DSF-2 microphone and DSF-3 digital surround processor for his work on NBA games and Monday-night NFL match-ups. Wohler is the U.S. distributor for the SoundField line of mics and processors.

“I’ve known about SoundField microphones since they were invented, and I have always wanted to experiment with one,” said Freed, who has been mixing audio for broadcast for more than 25 years. “The SoundField capsules have an extraordinarily smooth and wide response, at least equal to the very best microphones I have heard in 40 years of mixing, with a tremendous sense of detail and the sonic illusion of being located inside the stadium. The front-side pickup provides a heightened sense of size and place while the rear channels pick up a natural and convincing sense of being surrounded by the excited fans in the stands.”

Freed is responsible for capturing and sub-mixing all of the field-side audio on the Monday night football games, and he has been miking in 5.1 surround since he first began working on NFL’s weekly coverage three seasons ago. SoundField’s multi-capsule microphones capture audio from a single point source, rendering it completely phase-coherent. This is an advantage in 5.1 audio capture, as the surround ambience captured by SoundField mics can be collapsed to stereo or even mono for legacy broadcast without introducing any phase artifacts.

“Audio from the Soundfield DSF-2 always folds down well,” said Freed. “I am a fan of coherence where possible, and I always arrange my arrays so that my audio will fold down well to mono, stereo, or LtRt. SoundField fits right into that philosophy.”

Freed also credits the DSF-2 for its ability to be reoriented, once rigged, by adjustment of the mic’s control box. “If you get an unexpectedly loud section of the crowd in, say, the right rear of the soundstage, you can tip the microphone away from that area electronically. Before I had the DSF-2, I had to shut off one mic array to achieve the same thing, and that could unbalance the sound.”

Further information about SoundField products and other products offered by Wohler Technologies is available at www.wohler.com.

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About SoundField
U.K. manufacturer SoundField specializes in digital and analog surround and stereo microphone systems for the broadcast and recording industries, software and hardware upmix and downmix processors, and surround and stereo post-production software. Based on a unique multicapsule design, SoundField’s microphone systems allow users to capture and output audio in mono, phase-coherent stereo, 5.1, or any future surround format using a single microphone and processor. Over recent years, the company’s digital microphone systems have become the standard means of originating 5.1 audio for high-definition television transmission among many of the world’s leading broadcasters.

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 Offering Luxi(TM) Electronics’ Presenter(TM) for HDMI(R), DisplayPort, and VGA/Audio Signals

Solution is Alternative to Traditional Switching and Splitting; Three SKUs Replace Thousands and Dramatically Simplify Installations more

Matrox Releases Adobe Creative Suite 6 Drivers

MONTREAL — May 25, 2012 — Matrox(R) Video Products Group today released support for the new Adobe(R) Creative Suite(R) 6 Production Premium software and Adobe Mercury Transmit with the Matrox MXO2(TM) family of I/O devices and the Matrox Mojito MAX(TM) I/O card. more

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Pro Control’s ProPanel App for iPad(R), iPhone(R) and iPod Touch(R) Available Now

ProPanel Provides Complete Control Over ProLink.z Processor; Offers High-Resolution Graphics, Auto Programming, and Customizable User Interface

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — May 22, 2012 — Pro Control, a division of Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), today announced that the company’s highly anticipated ProPanel app for the iPad(R), iPhone(R), and iPod Touch(R) is available now. For end users, the ProPanel app features, such as two-way feedback, provide convenient, powerful control over any Pro Control system with a ProLink.z control processor. For dealers, the app simplifies setup with an auto-programming feature, while still allowing for the easy creation of a completely customized user interface via Pro Control Studio(R) software.

In a sea of control apps, ProPanel enhances the control experience for end users with unique features such as full two-way feedback including cover art, weather graphics, and dynamic image lists, in addition to high-resolution graphics for the newest generation of iPad. Redefining ease of use, the app displays in both portrait and landscape views by rotating the Apple(R) device, and requires no additional programming. ProPanel supports connection locally via Wi-Fi(TM) and offers remote access via auto-switching Wi-Fi and 3G wireless — providing users with the convenience of control and monitoring from virtually anywhere in the world.

For dealers, the ProPanel app’s auto programming feature provides exceptionally fast and simple setup. Dealers can completely customize the graphical user interface (GUI) to provide their customers with a consistent user experience across all Pro24.z controllers in their systems, including their Apple devices, as well as offer a unique interface designed to set their devices apart. For simple interface updating either locally or remotely, all graphics are stored conveniently on the ProLink.z processor and the Apple device.

“We are excited to announce the availability of our ProPanel app, which offers unmatched control at an exceptional value,” said Mike Everett, general manager for Pro Control. “Every detail of the ProPanel — from high-resolution graphics to its auto programming feature is designed to provide dealers with quick, effortless programming, while providing an intuitive and visually stunning experience for their customers.”

The ProPanel app is available now for download from the Apple iTunes(R) App Store(SM). Users will need to purchase licenses from their distributor or online from within the Pro Control Studio software to enable communication with their Pro Control system. Dealers are required to register on the Pro Control website (www.procontrol.com/registration) for access to the software.

More information about the ProPanel app, ProLink.z control processor, and other Pro Control solutions is available at www.procontrol.com.

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About Pro Control
Created by Remote Technologies Inc. (RTI), Pro Control is a new remote control brand designed to meet the needs of electronic systems professionals. The product line includes handheld remote controls, control processors, and advanced software for programming and integration. The stunningly elegant handheld remotes have color touchscreen displays and are completely customizable. They can act as stand-alone remotes or sync with control processors using IR, ZigBee(R), or RF communication. The control processors provide rock-solid reliability along with advanced features such as control and feedback from iPad(R) and iPhone(R) devices, A/V receivers, lighting systems, HVAC systems, and PCs. Fast, wizard-based PC programming and cost-effective price points make Pro Control products the perfect solution for conference rooms, theaters, media rooms, and whole-house integration. Additional information on Pro Control and its innovative control solutions is available at www.procontrol.com.

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

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BenQ Brings VA LED Performance to the Home and Office With New GW Series Monitors

Three New Monitors Feature 5,000:1 Ultra-High Native Contrast Ratio, 8-Bit Color Performance, True Blacks, and Wide-Angle Viewing more

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Wowza Media Systems Adds iStreamLive as Streaming Partner

EVERGREEN, Colo. and MULLICA HILL, N.J. — May 22, 2012 — Wowza Media Systems LLC, the “Any Screen Done Right(TM)” media server software company, today welcomed online video distribution network (VDN) provider iStreamLive as an official Wowza(R) Streaming Partner, a designation reserved for those that have achieved high levels of deployment, expertise, and customer satisfaction with Wowza-based products. iStreamLive uses Wowza Media Server(R) 3 to facilitate online video streaming for its customers in the Americas, Europe, Asia/Pacific, and Africa.

“Online video viewing has been on a sharp upswing in the past couple of years, and we intend to capitalize on the market demand with our Wowza partnership,” said Stan Weatherby, CEO of iStreamLive.net, LLC. “Our core solution, iConnect, was built around the proven Wowza software platform. Wowza is a leader in today’s market, with a very dynamic and fluid media server system, and we look forward to bringing this best-of-breed VDN service solution to the video streaming market.”

As part of Wowza Media Server 3′s latest enhancements, iStreamLive utilizes the new Wowza Transcoder(TM) AddOn for Dubai Media Inc. iStreamLive uses the transcoding component as part of its automated provisioning system and database mechanism developed based on Wowza software. In addition, iStreamLive is developing a Web-based management console for similar public use.

“We choose our Streaming Partners carefully to ensure they are the best at what they do,” said Dave Stubenvoll, CEO and co-founder, Wowza Media Systems. “By merging its sophisticated distribution infrastructure with the power of Wowza Media Server software, iStreamLive gives its customers unmatched video streaming performance, delivering video to any screen efficiently and cost-effectively.”

Wowza Media Server 3 is the industrial-strength, high-performance software that simultaneously streams live and on-demand media to any screen — Adobe(R) Flash(R) and Microsoft(R) Smooth Streaming-enabled computers and devices; iPhone(R)/iPad(R), Android(TM), and other smartphones and tablets; smart TVs; as well as IPTV/OTT set-top endpoints. The software provides a single extensible platform for a variety of high-value features, including live transcoding for adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming; any-screen, time-shifted playback; and premium content delivery with multiplatform digital rights management (DRM).

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About iStreamLive
iStreamLive is fast becoming a leader in video distribution services, live video streaming services, enterprise-class white-labeled CDNs, and video on demand. With its iConnect Platform, iStreamLive gives clients the flexibility needed to budget out video streaming and CDN-related needs. iStreamLive offers plans to fit any budget for large and/or SMBs. More information is available at www.istreamlive.com.

About Wowza Media Systems
Wowza Media Systems, LLC (www.wowza.com) is the “Any Screen Done Right(TM)” media server software company delivering an industrial-strength infrastructure for streaming live video, video-on-demand, live recording, and video chat. Wowza(R) has a singular focus on delivering high-performance media server software to service providers, media properties, enterprises, and other organizations serious about delivering video to any digital screen — computer, mobile phone, or home TV. More than 100,000 global licensees in entertainment, social media, advertising, enterprise, education, government, and Internet commerce have deployed Wowza Media Server software to date. Wowza is privately held with headquarters in Evergreen, Colo.

Wowza and related marks are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Wowza Media Systems LLC. iStreamLive is a registered trademark of iStreamLive.net, LLC. Third-party product names and related marks are either registered trademarks or trademarks of such third parties.

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Chyron Creative Services and Phase 3 Production Score With Winning On-Air Graphics Design

Companies Collaborate to Raise the Profile of Jamaica’s Red Stripe Premier League Broadcasts

MELVILLE, N.Y. — May 23, 2012 — Chyron today announced that its Creative Services division has teamed up with Phase 3 Productions — a TV, film, and multimedia production company based in Kingston, Jamaica — in overhauling TV broadcasts for the country’s Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL). Chyron Creative Services helped Phase 3 to identify the graphics, data, and functionality needed to give its coverage the high production value typical of the world’s most prominent soccer leagues and teams. Additionally, the team designed and built the requisite graphics and optimized its integration with the database that supports information-rich graphics playout via Phase 3′s LEX² graphics system.

“Because many football fans in Jamaica watch broadcasts from high-profile leagues such as the Barclay’s Premier League, they have come to expect a very high standard of production,” said Delano Forbes, director at Phase 3 Productions. “One of the most important elements of sports coverage is the presentation of numbers, and graphics and statistics are the main way in which that information is presented. Through our work with the Chyron Creative Services team, we’ve dramatically improved this element within our RSPL broadcasts. In addition, Red Stripe, a subsidiary of global giant Diageo, felt that the Chyron partnership brought added value to the televised productions.”

With Red Stripe’s sponsorship, Phase 3 is able to introduce regular Monday night football matches enhanced with the addition of new camera angles, replay capability, theme music, and audio effects; a much greater depth of stats and information; and the full branding and graphics package designed in conjunction with Chyron’s Creative Services team.

As an existing Chyron customer, Phase 3 already works within the Lyric graphics creation environment. With the aid of Chyron Creative Services, the company was able to design the graphics workflow to take full advantage of the Lyric software and the LEX² on-air graphics playout system.

“With its work on RSPL coverage, Phase 3 is raising the bar for how sports in Jamaica are covered,” said Bonnie Barclay, chief marketing officer at Chyron. “Never before have viewers seen local sports televised on this scale or with such a dynamic, professional look and feel. It’s a really remarkable advance that gives viewers a better experience while improving the visibility and popularity of the league’s sponsors, teams, and players.”

The first full RSPL season with the new look and feel will begin in September.

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About Phase 3 Productions
With its cadre full of full-time employees, including directors, editors, audio engineers, videographers, and production coordinators, Phase 3 Productions can take a project from concept to completion. Over the years the company has evolved into a multimedia production house and has expanded its services to the wider Caribbean. While maintaining its focus on multicamera coverage of major events for television broadcast and program production, Phase 3 has ventured into new areas, including indoor/outdoor LED screens, multiscreen production (via plasma or large format projection screens), tape duplication, and DVD authoring. More information is available at www.phase3prod.com.

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” 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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