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Revolabs Enhances HD Control Panel to Support Entire HD Line of Wireless Microphone Systems

Inspired by Customer Feedback, Additional New HD Line Features Include DIP Switch Display, Mute Groups, and an Expanded Control System API more

Wohler Technologies 2012 NAB Show Product Preview

2012 NAB Show Product Preview
Booth N5211
Wohler Technologies more

Chyron 2012 NAB Show Product Preview

2012 NAB Show Product Preview
Chyron
Booth SL1510

Chyron HQ
5 Hub Drive
Melville, NY 11747 USA
www.chyron.com

Chyron PR Contact:
Allyson Patanella
Marketing/PR Coordinator
Tel: +1 (631) 845-2102
Email: apatanella@chyron.com

Agency Contact:
Sarah Schraad
Wall Street Communications
Tel: +1 (303) 567-4048
Email: sarah@wallstcom.com

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’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.

Chyron Products at the 2012 NAB Show:

Channel Box² (v.4.6) Branding and Promo System
At the 2012 NAB Show, Chyron will showcase its newly enhanced Channel Box² (v. 4.6). Channel Box² is a channel branding system that features 2D/3D design with a complete data acquisition toolset for all branding applications. Built on Chyron’s Lyric technology, Channel Box² allows users to access any data — RSS feeds, traffic, financial, weather, elections, tickers, promos, snipes, and more — and publish it on-air anywhere, anytime.

New Channel Box² software (v. 4.6) introduces an asset viewer that allows an operator to validate, package, and query assets, as well as new data binding tools for improved panel control. Additional new features include locking scenes and copy/paste/reverse functionality, all of which can be coupled with a scene list that allows groups of scenes to be created and stylized.

Image Link: www.wallstcom.com/Chyron/ChannelBox.zip
Caption: Chyron Channel Box² Branding and Promo System

MediaMaker
Chyron will demonstrate MediaMaker, a new technology that seamlessly integrates Chyron graphics with file-based workflows. MediaMaker extends Chyron graphics capabilities to a wide range of editing and third party applications. MediaMaker gives video editors and graphic designers access to the same graphics and animations that are being used live on the air. MediaMaker also takes producer-created graphics from a wide range of newsroom systems for painless repackaging into the edit suite. Edit applications such as Apple(R) Final Cut Pro(R), Adobe(R) Premiere(R) Pro, and Adobe(R) After Effects(R) are now easy to integrate with MediaMaker and the Chyron graphics workflow suite.

Desktop Multi-Viewer
This software-based application gives any operator, including a master control operator, the ability to monitor and control multiple remote desktop systems simultaneously from a single desktop within a single application. The Desktop Multi-Viewer displays each system in a view-only grid view without affecting any on-air devices. If needed, the operator can easily manage and control a particular playout system by maximizing the view of that system. The Multi-Viewer is based on VNC technology, with the Multi-Viewer application acting as the client, and is compatible with most VNC servers in use today.

Image Link: www.wallstcom.com/Chyron/desktop_multiviewer_monitor.zip
Caption: Desktop Multi-Viewer

Axis World Graphics
Axis World Graphics is the world’s only cloud-based graphics creation system designed specifically for broadcasters. Axis World Graphics simplifies, streamlines, and facilitates the graphics creation process, enabling artists, reporters, production assistants, and news producers to create broadcast-quality graphics using their own graphics packages. Combining award-winning technology and functionality, proven integration, and point-and-click customization, Axis World Graphics allows users to create templates in Chyron’s award-winning Lyric PRO 8.1 software, further streamlining integration within the broadcaster’s existing workflow or within Chyron’s BlueNet(TM) workflow. Several new features have recently been introduced to the system, including fully integrated electronic order management, asset management, and integrations with Apple(R) Final Cut Pro(R) and Adobe(R) Premiere(R) Pro video editing, all of which are designed for ease of use and maximum workflow efficiency.

Image Link: www.wallstcom.com/Chyron/AxisWorld.zip
Caption: Axis World Graphics

BlueNet(TM) Graphics Creation and Playout
Chyron will also 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 graphics 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
Chyron’s Lyric PRO 8.1 graphics creation software continues to put the broadcaster in control of the graphics. 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. Cloud-based content creation tools are a significant part of Chyron’s product roadmap, and they’ve been extended to Lyric PRO 8.1 with the introduction of Web-enabled control over Lyric messages and playout. 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.

Image Link: www.wallstcom.com/Chyron/LyricPRO8.zip
Caption: Lyric PRO 8 Graphics Creation Software

Company Event: Chyron will hold its 2012 NAB Press Conference on Sunday, April 15 at 8 a.m. in the LVCC, Room 242. More details will be forthcoming soon.

Company Quote: “The 2012 NAB Show promises to be an exciting event for Chyron this year, and will feature several new enhancements to our award-winning line-up,” said Bonnie Barclay, chief marketing officer at Chyron. “Broadcasters around the world require cost-effective 2D and 3D graphics solutions that facilitate a more efficient production workflow, and Chyron continues to provide solutions to meet these specific needs, including our Axis World Graphics cloud-based platform and Channel Box² channel branding system.”

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Matrox 2012 NAB Show Product Preview

2012 NAB Show Product Preview
Matrox Video Products Group
Las Vegas
April 14-19, 2012
Booth SL5115

Matrox
1055 St. Regis Blvd.
Dorval, Quebec, Canada
H9P 2T4
Matrox Video Products Group website: www.matrox.com/video
Matrox Graphics Inc. website: www.matrox.com/graphics

Matrox Video Products Group Contact:
Janet Matey
Marketing Communications Director
Matrox Video Products Group
Tel: +1 (514) 822-6037
Email: janet.matey@matrox.com

Agency Contact:
Sarah Schraad
Wall Street Communications
Tel: +1 (303) 567-4048
Email: sarah@wallstcom.com

Company Overview:
Matrox(R) 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.

Matrox Graphics Inc. is a leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for professional markets. In-house design expertise, top-to-bottom manufacturing, and dedicated customer support make our solutions the premier choice in industries that require stable, high-reliability products.

Founded in 1976, the Matrox group of companies is privately held and headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

Matrox at the 2012 NAB Show:
Matrox(R) Video Products Group and Matrox Graphics Inc. will be sharing Booth SL5115 at NAB 2012. Matrox Video Products Group will be showcasing H.264 encoding accelerators; A/V input/output/monitoring devices for use with Adobe(R) Creative Suite(R) 5.5 Production Premium, Apple(R) Final Cut Studio(R), and Avid(R) Media Composer(R); and cost-effective HD-SDI scan converters and versatile mini-converters. The latest updates to the Matrox DSX developer products will also be on display. In addition, Matrox Graphics Inc. will be presenting KVM extenders and graphics expansion modules. Several new product announcements and updates to existing products are expected at the show, so please stay tuned for further details.
Matrox Products on Display at the 2012 NAB Show:

Matrox Avio
Matrox Avio(TM) is the ideal fiber-optic KVM extender for graphics-intensive design, visual effects, and editing applications. Avio lets users separate the computer from the working environment and place it in a secure, climate-controlled machine room. Matrox Avio consists of a transmitter and receiver pair, which captures dual digital video, keyboard, mouse, analog stereo audio, and USB from the host system and extends them uncompressed up to 2,000 meters over a single fiber-optic cable. Matrox Avio maintains the system’s performance and delivers exceptional image quality and smooth HD video playback without any frame rate drops or color degradation.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Matrox/Avio.zip

Matrox Convert DVI Plus
Matrox Convert(TM) DVI Plus is a cost-effective HD-SDI scan converter that lets broadcasters easily and economically take to air the computer-based content that is quickly becoming an integral part of the nightly news. The solution is ideal for creating broadcast-quality video from computer applications running on Mac(R) computers or PCs such as Skype(TM), YouTube(TM), and Google Earth(TM), as well as video games and web browser sessions. In addition, Matrox Convert DVI Plus can be used to drive projectors and large displays at live events.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Matrox/ConvertDVIPlus.zip

Matrox DualHead2Go DP Edition
Matrox DualHead2Go(TM) DP Edition external multi-display adapters represent must-have productivity gear for any video editor, design artist, or compositor. DualHead2Go DP Edition lets users add two monitors to a Mac(R) notebook, doubling desktop space to spread out projects, better organize a Final Cut Pro timeline, and multitask effectively. The Thunderbolt-compatible Matrox DualHead2Go DP is simple to set up and connects to the video output of the notebook, working with the system’s existing GPU to deliver a solid platform for any content creation and multimedia application.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Matrox/DualHead2Go.zip

Matrox MC-100
The award-winning Matrox MC-100(TM) mini-converter meets the diverse needs of broadcast engineers and A/V professionals in managing SDI signals within their environments, whether for monitoring, distributing, switching, multiplexing, or converging 3D. Eliminating the need for different devices to perform these tasks, MC-100 addresses all these challenges in one easy-to-use device. The portable unit supports a wide range of display resolutions through 3G, Dual Link, HD, and SD-SDI and can be used as an HD-SDI switcher, a distribution amplifier, a multiplexer, and a 3D processing unit, making MC-100 the most versatile mini converter on the market.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Matrox/MC100.zip

Matrox Mojito MAX
Matrox Mojito MAX(TM) provides broadcast-quality input and output for leading editing apps and turbocharges H.264 encoding for deliveries to the web, mobile devices, and Blu-ray — in a single ¾-length PCIe card.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Matrox/MojitoMAXcard.zip

Matrox MXO2 Family
The Matrox MXO2(TM) family is a full range of HD/SD input/output devices for editing, H.264 encoding, and streaming workflows. These affordably priced units allow users to get the most from industry-leading applications, including Adobe(R) Creative Suite(R) 5.5 Production Premium, Apple(R) Final Cut Studio(R) and Final Cut Pro(R) X, and the new Avid(R) Media Composer(R) 6(R). Matrox MXO2 units are also the only I/O solutions on the market that enable lightning-fast creation of H.264 files for Blu-ray, the web, and mobile devices. In addition, Matrox MXO2 devices can be used to stream from any camera, anywhere, making them ideal for internet broadcasts of live events such as news, sports, concerts, religious services, and corporate meetings. They work with Mac(R) and PC laptops and desktop systems — in the studio, on the set, in the field, and in OB vans.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Matrox/MXO2.zip

Company Quote: “The 2012 NAB Show will see the introduction of exciting new features for our award-winning lines of digital video I/O hardware, H.264 encoders, and A/V signal converters,” said Alberto Cieri, senior director of sales and marketing at Matrox Video Products Group. “Designed specifically for the broadcast, pro A/V, and post-production communities, our products allow for the editing, streaming, and monitoring of content in virtually any format and from any location, making them ideal for field and studio productions as well as live news programming and events.”

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BTX Chosen To Distribute Sports Select Wireless Tabletop Speaker System

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. — Jan. 31, 2012 — BTX Technologies, a value-added distributor and manufacturer of interface, integration, and system products for audio-visual, digital signage, broadcast, home theater, and security applications, announced that it will be distributing the Sports Select wireless tabletop speaker system. Perfect for televised sporting events, the Sports Select system wirelessly broadcasts up to 16 channels of digital 900-MHz audio from a bar or restaurant’s displays to rechargeable tabletop speakers. Users simply choose which display they want to listen to at their table, and the sounds of the game immediately come to life.

“Traditionally, watching a sporting event at the bar has only offered half of the experience,” said Greg Schwartz, president of BTX Technologies. “With Sports Select, the game is not only enhanced for patrons, but they also have complete control over which display they want to listen to. For bar and restaurant owners, this means customers will stay at the establishment longer, purchasing more food and drinks. Furthermore, for our integrators, offering this cutting-edge technology is a great way to help grow their business.”

Simple to install and maintain, the Sports Select system consists of transmitters, speakers, and charging tray. With a transmission range of over 35,000 square feet for the largest of facilities, the Sports Select transmitter is easy to integrate with satellite, cable boxes, or displays. For high sound quality, the device features an adjustable audio input modulation level and noise reduction technology.

The Sports Select rechargeable speaker is portable, compact, and can operate all day on a single charge. For bar or restaurant patrons, the 4.5-inch by 8.5-inch speaker offers excellent localized sound quality, built-in volume control, and a channel selector. The compact Sports Select charging tray is table-top or wall mountable, and can charge six units at a time. Speakers can also be charged with an optional power supply.

Going “beyond distribution” for Sports Select, BTX’s highly experienced and knowledgeable staff is available to provide unmatched technical support to help customers configure their systems.

“BTX was an easy choice for us,” said Eric Renner of Sports Select. “The company has a long history of providing outstanding representation and unmatched customer service and support. We are confident that this partnership will significantly expand our customer base, while also offering the highest levels of service.”

Sports Select is available from BTX now, and the company is currently giving demos across the country.

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About BTX Technologies, Inc. Founded in 1967, BTX Technologies, Inc. offers “Beyond Distribution” service for its customers. Providing a complete, value-added resource, the company not only distributes and manufacturers the widest range of professional-grade interface, integration, and systems products available, but every product it sells is backed by extensive quality control and the unmatched support of BTX’s experienced and knowledgeable team. This guarantees that BTX customers can be confident that their products will work right the first time, and that BTX will be there to help every step of the way — from pre-sales support to technical support after installation. To request a free catalog, call 800.666.0996 or visit BTX at www.btx.com.

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Revolabs Unveils FLX VoIP

First Wireless Conference Phone Designed for VoIP Networks

SUDBURY, Mass. — Jan. 31, 2012 — Revolabs Inc. today introduced the Revolabs FLX(TM) VoIP, the first wireless conference phone designed for VoIP networks. Supporting a wide variety of IP switches, the FLX VoIP is the only conference phone that supports the audio clarity of HD audio while providing the freedom of wireless microphones and speakers. The feature set that has been available through the Revolabs FLX for analog phone lines is now also available for IP telephone networks, providing unprecedented conference call clarity and flexibility.

The FLX VoIP integrates directly with most IP telephone switches following the SIP standard. Through this integration, new features only available through digital switch environments, such as voice mail alerts and “do not disturb,” can now be offered with the FLX VoIP. The phone’s wireless capabilities allow it to be used in small and midsize conference rooms without running any cables. As with the FLX for analog phone lines, this allows for a clean look while requiring less space on the conference table. The independent microphones, speaker, and dialer of the FLX VoIP give the user freedom and flexibility that other conference phone systems cannot offer.

“The majority of enterprise companies are already on IP phone networks, or will be making the transition soon,” said Martin Bodley, CEO of Revolabs. “Our FLX VoIP helps these companies get the most out of their IP infrastructure, providing unmatched audio quality, wireless freedom, and simple installation, while allowing them to take full advantage of the powerful new features of their digital systems, all at an amazing value.”

Combining wireless operation, high-quality wideband audio, 128-bit encryption, and integrated Bluetooth(R), the FLX VoIP redefines the conference speakerphone. Unlike the single-component design of previous solutions, Revolabs FLX VoIP evolves the conference phone into several distinct components, giving users unprecedented freedom with respect to placement and accessibility of the speaker, microphones, and dial pad.

Available with a variety of compatible Revolabs microphones, the FLX VoIP supports a lapel microphone worn by one person; an omnidirectional tabletop microphone that captures the sound of six to 10 participants; and a directional tabletop microphone that enables audio capture from two to three people. Because the FLX VoIP dialer operates like a telephone for handset calls and enables the set up of conference calls, there is no need for a separate desk and conference phone.

The Revolabs FLX VoIP can also serve as the audio interface for virtually any major brand of video conferencing equipment, making it the ideal unified communication technology for small to medium-sized conference rooms, executive offices, and small office/home office (SoHo) environments. FLX VoIP’s integrated Bluetooth technology provides a single collaboration device no matter which communication channel is used, allowing users to connect speakers and microphones to their Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones or computers.

The Revolabs FLX VoIP will be available worldwide in February 2012, and sold through major distributors, dealers, and resellers.

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About Revolabs Revolabs Inc. is the premier provider of wireless audio solutions for unified communications, enterprise collaboration, and professional audio applications across a wide range of markets. Offering unmatched audio quality that allows users to “hear every word,” the company’s wireless conferencing and microphone systems are utilized across the globe for a variety of applications, from webcasts and video conferencing to podcasts and broadcasting. Combining the ultimate in flexibility with sleek, stylish form factors, Revolabs solutions cut the cord, facilitating natural mobility by allowing participants to move about a workspace and still be heard, without being held back by wires. Leading the way in innovation, the company continues to add to its portfolio of value-added audio systems with products such as the new Revolabs FLX(TM) wireless conference phone, which provides superior performance for video and audio conference calls, public address systems, and more. Revolabs systems are secure (encrypted), rechargeable (environmentally friendly), and GSM-impervious. The company is headquartered in Sudbury, Mass., and can be reached at +1.800.326.1088 or www.revolabs.com.

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Atlona(R) to Highlight New LinkCast Wireless HD A/V System and AT-PRO3HD44M HDBaseT(TM) Matrix Switcher at ISE 2012

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Jan. 30, 2012 — Atlona(R), a leading digital connectivity solutions provider, will introduce its new LinkCast Wireless HD Audio/Video System and AT-PRO3HD44M high-speed 4×4 HDMI matrix switcher featuring HDBaseT(TM) technology to the European market at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2012.

“As we continue to expand the Atlona presence in the EMEA market, ISE provides a fantastic opportunity to show off some amazing new products — from all three of our product lines — for overseas installers,” said Ilya Khain, president and CEO of Atlona. “A big highlight at our booth will be our new switchers, featuring HDBaseT technology, and our award-winning LinkCast Wireless HD Audio/Video System. LinkCast has already caused quite a stir in the United States, and we are looking forward to bringing the same excitement to our European customers.”

Atlona’s LinkCast Wireless HD Audio/Video System allows home theater enthusiasts, gamers, laptop users, and others to connect multiple HDMI-based devices wirelessly to an HDTV or projector up to 40 feet away. LinkCast includes an A/V base station (AT-LINKCASTAV) and one LinkCast System Expander (AT-LINKCAST-HTX). The LinkCast A/V base station connects to the HDTV or projector’s HDMI input, and the LinkCast System Expander plugs into virtually any A/V device with an HDMI output and standard USB connection. Up to five devices can be wirelessly connected to one LinkCast system with the purchase of additional LinkCast expanders, each sold separately. The LinkCast system is backed by a full three-year AtlonaAdvantage warranty and will be available to European customers in Q2 2012.

Featuring HDBaseT technology, the Atlona AT-PRO3HD44M 4×4 HDMI matrix switcher extends HDMI sources up to 60 meters over CAT 5e/6/7 cables at 1080p or 1920×1200. The unit offers control of up to eight components through a variety of options, including the front panel, bidirectional control via the switcher’s IR and RS-232 ports, and integration with third-party control boxes for zone displays. Offering a built-in source S/PDIF loop out, the switcher allows audio to be sent to an AVR or amplifier for simple distribution. The unit is compatible with LPCM 2 channel, Dolby(R) 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1, and DTS 5.1. Programmable memory presets, loadable to any source connected to the matrix, ensure that any display can receive audio and video. Taking advantage of the Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) abilities of HDBaseT technology, this switcher provides more options for low-voltage installations and lends itself perfectly to the integration of multiroom A/V systems in single-family homes. The AT-PRO3HD44M will be available early Q2.

These new products and more will be on display in Atlona’s ISE booth 4U63. In addition, the company will be holding an International Distributors Summit at ISE, covering sales incentive programs and offering sneak peeks at new products, training, demonstrations, and new business opportunities. More information about Atlona and its products can be found at www.atlona.com.

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About Atlona(R) Atlona(R) — “Connecting Technology to Your World.” As a global manufacturer of cutting-edge digital connectivity solutions, Atlona supplies an extensive range of high-quality products — from cables, splitters, and extenders to distribution amplifiers, converters, switchers, and much more — to a diverse client base spanning the consumer electronics, home theater, computing, retail, systems integration, professional A/V, broadcast, entertainment, medical digital imaging, and digital signage markets.

Atlona provides a wide range of solutions from all three of its comprehensive product lines: Atlona Home Collection (consumer electronics), Atlona Professional (systems integration), and Atlona Commercial (corporate A/V).

More information about Atlona Technologies is available at www.atlona.com.

Atlona(R) is a registered trademark of Lenexpo Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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New Atlona Home Collection Consumer Product Line Makes Waves at 2012 International CES

LinkCast Wireless HD Audio/Video System Honored With Electronic House Product of the Year Award and CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Jan. 26, 2012 — Atlona(R), a leading digital connectivity solutions provider, today announced that at the 2012 International CES, its new LinkCast Wireless HD Audio/Video System was honored with both a 2012 Electronic House Product of the Year Award in the category of Multiroom Audio, and a CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Honoree Award in the Multi-Room Audio/Video category. In addition, demos of the wireless system were a big hit at the ShowStoppers press event. The LinkCast System is part of Atlona’s new Home Collection line, which made its debut at the 2012 International CES.

The Electronic House Product of the Year Awards honor the best technologies, products, and services for the electronic home. Award winners were chosen by a panel of several industry leaders, along with the editors of Electronic House and CE Pro. Since 1976, the prestigious CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards — presented by the Consumer Electronics Association — have given consumer technology manufacturers and developers an opportunity to have their newest products judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers, and members of the trade press. This year, Atlona’s LinkCast Wireless HD Audio/Video System stood out from the pack for judges of both awards.

Atlona’s LinkCast System allows home theater enthusiasts, gamers, laptop users, and more to connect multiple HDMI-based devices wirelessly to an HDTV or projector up to 40 feet away. LinkCast includes one A/V base station (AT-LINKCASTAV) and one LinkCast System Expander (AT-LINKCAST-HTX). The LinkCast A/V base station connects to the HDTV or projector’s HDMI input, while the LinkCast System Expander plugs into virtually any audio/video device with an HDMI output and standard USB connection for power. To further eliminate cable clutter, installation challenges, and costs, up to five different devices can be wirelessly connected to one LinkCast System with additional LinkCast Expanders, each sold separately.

“This year’s 2012 International CES was a momentous event for Atlona,” said Dan Tye, national sales manager for Atlona Home Collection. “We are honored that our LinkCast Wireless HD Audio/Video System was recognized with two such prestigious awards, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the excitement it generated at ShowStoppers. The launch of our Home Collection line was a huge success, with all of our new cables, switchers, extenders, scalers, and converters receiving a very warm reception from visitors to our booth.”

In addition to the LinkCast Wireless HD Audio/Video System, the Home Collection line includes Atlona’s LinkConnect HDMI cable series and the LinkConvert family of switchers, extenders, scalers, and converters. LinkConnect is a complete suite of cables, adapters, and other connectivity solutions capable of delivering ultra-high-speed bandwidth up to 17+ Gbps and up to 4k x 2k HD video resolution support. LinkConvert products featured at the 2012 International CES included Atlona’s high-performance 3×1 HDMI auto switcher (AT-HAD-V31) and VGA-to-HDMI scaler/converter (AT-HDView).

The Atlona Home Collection will be available to U.S. consumers in Q1 2012. The LinkCast Wireless HD Audio/Video System will be making its European debut at ISE 2012 in booth 4U63, and will be available to European consumers in Q2 2012.

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About Atlona(R)
Atlona(R) — “Connecting Technology to Your World.” As a global manufacturer of cutting-edge digital connectivity solutions, Atlona supplies an extensive range of high-quality products — from cables, splitters, and extenders to distribution amplifiers, converters, switchers, and much more — to a diverse client base spanning the consumer electronics, home theater, computing, retail, systems integration, professional A/V, broadcast, entertainment, medical digital imaging, and digital signage markets.

Atlona provides a wide range of solutions from all three of its comprehensive product lines: Atlona Home Collection (consumer electronics), Atlona Professional (systems integration), and Atlona Commercial (corporate A/V).

More information about Atlona Technologies is available at www.atlona.com.

Atlona(R) is a registered trademark of Lenexpo Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Women in CE Announces June 26 Career Enhancement Forum in New York City: ‘Power Your Career in Consumer Electronics’

The following press release was issued today by the Women in Consumer Electronics Organization. For more information, please see the editorial resources below.

EDITORIAL RESOURCES:

http://www.womenince.org/blog

http://www.facebook.com/WomenInCE

http://www.flickr.com/photos/womenince/

http://twitter.com/WomenInCE

http://www.youtube.com/user/WomeninCE

Women in CE Contact:
Carol Campbell
Founder, Women in CE
Tel: +1 323-871-1990
Email: carol@womenince.org

Media Contact:
Veronica Esbona
InGear PR
Tel: +1 954-392-6990
Email: veronica@ingearpr.com

Press Release Link: www.ingearpr.com/WomenInCE/120126.zip

For Immediate Release

Women in CE Announces June 26 Career Enhancement Forum in New York City: ‘Power Your Career in Consumer Electronics’

Open to All Women in Consumer Electronics, Event Follows Highly Successful Legacy Awards Reception at Recent 2012 International CES

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Jan. 26, 2012 — On the heels of its highly successful Legacy Awards reception at the recent 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Women in Consumer Electronics (CE) is gearing up for its next event: Power Your Career in Consumer Electronics — a Career Enhancement Forum, scheduled for June 26 in conjunction with CE Week in New York City. Women in CE is an industry organization that promotes the advancement of women in the consumer electronics industry.

“Power Your Career in Consumer Electronics brings to life the heart of our core mission to educate, empower, mentor, and recruit more women into the consumer electronics industry,” said Carol Campbell, founder of Women in CE. “By attending this event, women throughout the supply chain of the industry will take away real tools to gain an edge and move ahead in CE-related fields. Both up-and-coming women and those who have ‘made it’ in the man’s world of CE will share a unique experience of a targeted and interactive program for success.”

“Power Your Career in Consumer Electronics” will consist of a half-day of sessions, topics, workshops, and keynote speakers that relate to career enhancement for all women pursuing a career in the corporate, small business, or entrepreneurial aspects of the CE field. The forum is open to women working in all segments of the CE industry including manufacturers, major retailers, specialty retailers, suppliers, integrators, distributors, manufacturers’ representatives, buying groups, and consultants.

More than 200 CES delegates attended the third annual Women in CE Legacy Awards reception on Jan. 10, honoring five recipients. The 2012 Women in CE Legacy Awards honorees include Kristen Cook, executive vice president and managing director at BDS Marketing; Denise Gibson, former president of Brightstar U.S. and former director at Brightstar Corp.; Jeanette Howe, executive director at Specialty Electronics Nationwide; Maureen Jenson, editor-in-chief at CustomRetailer, Tell, and CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles(R) magazines; and Tricia Nystrom, senior merchant of audio at Best Buy and Magnolia.

In a surprise presentation, Women in CE Founder Carol Campbell received the inaugural Women in CE, Carol Campbell Inspiration Award recognizing her career in CE spanning 22 years and her contributions to the industry. In addition to her work with Women in CE, Campbell is publisher of CustomRetailer and CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles(R) magazines.

Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)(R), was keynote speaker for the event. “I was thrilled to take part in the third annual Women in CE awards ceremony at the International CES, where these very accomplished women were honored,” he said. “Each honoree is a top performer, highly competent, and represents the opportunity that the industry offers for those with talent, strength, and drive.”

Women in CE provides women in the CE industry with a community in which to share essential resources and connect with others who are focused on the same vision of empowerment, building networks, and supporting career opportunities. Member benefits include a mentoring program, online resources, and live events.

More information about the upcoming “Power Your Career in Consumer Electronics,” and about Women in CE is available at http://www.womenince.org.

A video recap of the 2012 Women in CE Legacy Award Networking Reception at the 2012 International CES is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4iRFM66rXg.

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About Women in CE
Women in CE is an interactive community created to provide women in the consumer electronics industry an environment promoting networking and professional growth through the development of relationships and new opportunities. Additional information about membership benefits and joining is available at www.WomenInCE.org.

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Revolabs FLX(TM) Wireless Conference Phone Delivers Exceptional Audio Quality for Sametime(R) Users Through IBM Sametime Integration

SUDBURY, Mass. — Jan. 23, 2012 — Revolabs Inc. today announced that the company’s FLX(TM) wireless conference phone has been tested and verified to operate with IBM Sametime(R) software. Designed specifically for small and mid-sized conference rooms, executive offices, and SOHO environments, the Revolabs FLX now offers seamless integration with IBM Sametime to deliver exceptional audio quality for users.

IBM Sametime delivers unified, real-time communication and collaboration services — from enterprise instant messaging and online meetings to telephony and video conferencing. The software allows businesses to improve how work gets done while reducing travel and telephony expenses. Through the new integration with IBM Sametime, users simply plug the Revolabs FLX wireless conference phone into their computer for superior audio performance at the desktop or in the conference room. The Revolabs FLX works with IBM Sametime integrated telephony solutions, whether SUT, SUT Lite, TCSPI, or the built-in Sametime audio features.

Combining wireless operation, high-quality wideband audio, 128-bit encryption, integrated Bluetooth(R), support for analog and IP, and a low price point, the FLX redefines the traditional conference speakerphone. The FLX is available with a variety of compatible Revolabs microphones types, including a lapel microphone, worn by one person; an omnidirectional tabletop microphone that captures the sound of six to 10 participants; and a directional tabletop microphone that enables audio capture from two to three people.

Because the FLX dialer operates like a telephone for handset calls and enables the setup of conference calls, there is no need for a separate desk and conference phone. The Revolabs FLX can also serve as the audio interface with virtually any major brand of video conferencing equipment, providing the same high audio performance within video calls. Callers without Internet access can have their phone calls bridged into the video session at any time.

In a review of the FLX, Carl Tyler, director of Epillio, noted, “I connected the FLX to my PC and tried it with IBM Sametime. The audio quality was excellent, even clearer than the phone line. Another impressive FLX feature is the ability to merge audio streams. So, if you’re on a Sametime phone call using FLX for PC audio and the telephone rings, you can answer the phone, and the audio from both calls will be merged, allowing both callers to hear and chat with each other.”

In September 2011, Wainhouse Research (WR) conducted a third-party evaluation of the FLX. Ira M. Weinstein, senior analyst and partner at WR, said, “Throughout our testing, the Revolabs FLX performed well and provided a solid conference call experience even through the most aggressive echo cancellation and duplex tests. Not only is its audio call-quality as strong as wired speaker phones, but the use of a wireless speaker and microphones completely changes the entire conference call dynamic. The ability to move about the room without having to yell to be picked up by the speakerphone adds a new level of freedom to the meeting experience.”

The Revolabs FLX was recently honored with a 2011 Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award and is sold through major distributors, dealers, and resellers.

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About Revolabs Revolabs Inc. is the premier provider of wireless audio solutions for unified communications, enterprise collaboration, and professional audio applications across a wide range of markets. Offering unmatched audio quality that allows users to “hear every word,” the company’s wireless conferencing and microphone systems are utilized across the globe for a variety of applications, from webcasts and video conferencing to podcasts and broadcasting. Combining the ultimate in flexibility with sleek, stylish form factors, Revolabs solutions cut the cord, facilitating natural mobility by allowing participants to move about a workspace and still be heard, without being held back by wires. Leading the way in innovation, the company continues to add to its portfolio of value-added audio systems with products such as the new Revolabs FLX(TM) wireless conference phone, which provides superior performance for video and audio conference calls, public address systems, and more. Revolabs systems are secure (encrypted), rechargeable (environmentally friendly), and GSM-impervious. The company is headquartered in Sudbury, Mass., and can be reached at +1-800-326-1088 or www.revolabs.com.

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