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Wowza Vice President Chris Knowlton to Co-Present Streaming Media Session at WFX 2012

Expert Panel to Discuss How Houses of Worship Can Get Started With Streaming Media Technology

EVERGREEN, Colo. — Sept. 6, 2012 — Wowza Media Systems LLC, the “Any Screen Done Right(R)” media server software company, today announced that Wowza(R) Vice President of Product Management Chris Knowlton will co-present a session titled “Expanding Your Reach Through Streaming Media: Why and How” at WFX 2012. The session will take place on Sept. 19 from 3-4 p.m. in room A313 of the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. more

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Revolabs Receives Two 2011 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Awards

FLX and Executive HD Recognized for Exceptional Innovation

SUDBURY, Mass. — Sept. 5, 2012 — Revolabs Inc. announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named the FLX wireless conference phone and Executive HD wireless microphone system as recipients of 2011 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Awards. more

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Church of Champions Streams Live Services to Internet and Growing Network of Affiliate Churches With Haivision’s KulaByte(TM)

KulaByte(TM) Internet Encoder Consistently Provides Reliable, High-Quality Video Streams to Multiple Platforms and Audiences

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Sept. 4, 2012 — Haivision announced today that the Church of Champions, an international house of worship located in Houston, has deployed Haivision’s KulaByte(TM) Internet video encoder to enable reliable, high-quality 1080p live streaming of its services and other events to Internet audiences and congregations at its numerous affiliate churches in North America and Argentina. more

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NUGEN Audio and DSPECIALISTS Collaborate on New ISOSTEM(R) Surround Upmixer-Downmixer Plug-in

LEEDS, U.K. — Sept. 5, 2012 — NUGEN Audio, creator of intuitive tools for audio professionals, and signal processing equipment manufacturer DSPECIALISTS are collaborating on the development of a software plug-in offering market-leading upmixing/downmixing between stereo and 5.1 surround. The plug-in will use the patented ISOSTEM(R) technology, believed to be the only upmix engine that is fully compatible with stereo, delivering a surround stem that downmixes exactly to the original stereo.

The availability of the crossmix technology in a plug-in will provide studios with a convenient and powerful software mixing tool to complement the ISOSTEM real-time conversion hardware.

NUGEN Audio will develop three versions of the plug-in, which will allow audio professionals to produce a mix in the studio using a stereo mixing process, with the software automating the conversion to 5.1. An upmix plugin will provide pure upmix with flexible settings while the crossmix plugin provides upmix as well as downmix, and a third version will provide the extended functionality available in the ISOSTEM expert model.

“We are very pleased to have teamed up with such an innovative partner as NUGEN Audio,” said Jochen Cronemeyer, managing director of DSPECIALISTS. “With NUGEN Audio’s long-standing experience with audio plug-ins, we will be able to develop a really useful complement to the hardware to offer studios a very flexible way of using the unique capabilities of the crossmix technology.”

“These plug-ins will give audio professionals the tools to create a mix that works perfectly in both stereo and 5.1 at the set-top box, without any of the phase artifacts that often appear when 5.1 is collapsed down to stereo,” said Jon Schorah, creative director of NUGEN Audio. “And by automating the creation of a great 5.1 mix out of the components of a standard stereo mix, they will save a lot of studio time, too.”

The range of plug-ins will be AU/VST/RTAS/AAX-compatible.

More information about NUGEN Audio and its products is available at www.nugenaudio.com. More information about ISOSTEM is available at www.isostem.de.

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About DSPECIALISTS Digitale Audio- und Messsysteme GmbH
DSPECIALISTS Digitale Audio- und Messsysteme GmbH, based in Berlin, was founded in 2003. The company specializes in the development and sale of products for digital audio signal processing and measuring technology. The portfolio includes development services, ready-made components, and own measuring and audio devices. In accordance with customer specifications, existing components are adapted and integrated into the customer’s systems. For more information, please visit www.dspecialists.de.

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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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.

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