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John Stanley Productions Uses Forscene for Ad Production

LONDON — June 4, 2014 – Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT), the AIM-quoted owner and developer of the market-leading cloud video platform Forscene, announced today that John Stanley Productions used Forscene in its workflow to produce television and Internet ads for Boots No7 Protect and Perfect Anti-Ageing Serums, marking the first time Forscene has been used in the production of a commercial.

“The ratio of filming to finished product on this project was enormous. The challenge was how to tell the story in just a minute when we had enough material for an hour-long programme. That meant culling a lot of material in a hurry,” said Michelle Langer, executive producer at John Stanley Productions. “One of our producers had used Forscene before and was impressed with the ability to view and select clips independently of the editor. Forscene was an invaluable tool for enabling efficient communications between the crew on a shoot and the producer and editor in the edit suite at The Farm.”

John Stanley Productions had three crews working throughout the country, simultaneously filming eight women who were living without mirrors for four weeks while they tested the product to see the difference it made to their lines and wrinkles. Every other day they sent drives back to The Farm to be ingested. As each day’s footage was copied to The Farm’s media storage, proxies were automatically uploaded to JSP’s Forscene account — so that the rushes were immediately available to be viewed by Rachel Viner, senior producer. From that footage, the company produced a 60-second TV ad, a 40-second TV ad, and a three-minute online version that all told the story of the women’s experiences.

Before the main edit block, producers and editors had one day a week in an edit suite to cut weekly highlights. Having access to the media in Forscene made it possible to preselect the clips before edit day, making the time in the edit suite much more productive.

“Those weekly edits would have been a much longer process if the editor and producer had to wait until they were in the edit suite to view all the rushes from the three directors, or if they had been working from paper edits,” Langer said. “Forscene made the entire process run more smoothly and efficiently.”

Forscene also improved efficiency in the final edit by allowing the producer to view and select alternative clips whilst the editor was working on the master cut.

“In this production a lot of footage had to be condensed into just a minute of ad time. This plays well to Forscene’s ability to provide access to rushes in an efficient and cost effective way to help reduce edit time and costs,” said Greg Hirst, business development director, Forbidden Technologies plc. “As previous Forscene users, the team at John Stanley Productions could immediately see how Forscene could be an effective tool for this unique requirement.”

More information about Forscene can be found at www.forscene.co.uk. More information about Forbidden Technologies can be found at www.forbidden.co.uk.

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About John Stanley Productions
John Stanley Productions was set up in 2011 by award-winning comedy writer and performer Matt Lucas. In September 2013 John Stanley Productions entered into partnership with all3media, the UK’s largest independent content production and distribution group. The production company specialises in producing high quality comedy and entertainment shows for television and radio. www.johnstanleyproductions.com

About Forbidden Technologies plc
Forbidden develops advanced technologies that enable media makers and broadcasters to create and distribute compelling viewing experiences to demanding worldwide audiences. Forbidden’s flagship product, Forscene, is the world’s most advanced cloud-based video post-production platform. It allows post-production professionals to make and deliver stories with high quality and production value in demanding, fast-paced landscapes. Quoted on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market, Forbidden partners with high-profile media and technology organisations, including Atos, BIM, deltatre, EVS, and Key Code Media. More information about Forbidden can be found at www.forbidden.co.uk. More information about Forscene can be found at www.forscene.co.uk.

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Video Caption: Commercial for Boots No7 Protect and Perfect Anti-Ageing Serums produced by John Stanley Productions using Forscene.

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Revolabs to Share Microphone Best Practices at InfoComm 2014

Session to Discuss Wired and Wireless Microphone Technologies Available for Today’s Conference Room Environments

SUDBURY, Mass. — June 4, 2014 – Revolabs today announced that its Senior Product Manager Holger Stoltze will be presenting a session titled “Wireless Versus Wired Microphones — Successful Conferencing for Every Setting” at InfoComm 2014. The presentation will be held on June 19 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. Topics will include the various types of microphones available to applications within typical conference and boardroom settings.

“The emergence of new applications and technologies for today’s conferencing requirements is creating exciting opportunities for enterprise environments,” said Stoltze. “To leverage these advances, decision-makers need to consider several new aspects of the evolving audio equation, including how sound is captured and transmitted to offsite meeting participants. This session will help users understand the fundamentals of microphone acoustics and discuss selection and setup best practices for any installation.”

Stoltze oversees Revolabs’ conference phone and installed audio product lines. His extensive industry experience includes past positions such as senior product manager at Syntellect, where he managed the IVR and CTI product lines as well as their integration with CRM software. He was first introduced to the telephony market through his employment at Philips Electronics and Speechworks. Stoltze holds a Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat) in Computer Science from the Aachen University of Technology, and over the last decade, he has spoken at numerous industry trade shows and events including several presentations at SpeechTEK.

More information is available at www.infocommshow.org.

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About Revolabs
Revolabs Inc. is the premier provider of 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 teleconferencing 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 and telephony systems with superior products. Revolabs systems are secure (encrypted), rechargeable (environmentally friendly), and GSM-impervious. The company is headquartered in Sudbury, Massachusetts, and can be reached at +1-800-326-1088 or www.revolabs.com.

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Rino Petricola Promoted to COO and General Manager at Front Porch Digital

Company Consolidates Customer-Centric Functions Under Single Global Operations Position

LAFAYETTE, Colo. — June 3, 2014 — Front Porch Digital, the global leader in cloud-based content storage management (CSM) solutions, today announced that Rino Petricola has been promoted to chief operations officer and general manager. In his new role, Petricola is responsible for sales, sales engineering, delivery, and support on a global scale. Petricola also continues his role as general manager of Front Porch Digital International. Front Porch Digital created the global operations position in order to consolidate all customer-centric functions in the face of an increasingly global market.

“Over the past decade, Rino has built an incredible team and a very profitable global business while delivering the highest levels of customer service,” said Mike Knaisch, president and CEO of Front Porch Digital. “My respect for him is no secret, and I am asking him to do more of the same, just on a global basis.”

Petricola has spent more than 30 years in IT, telecomm, and media, including a 15-year stint at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) that culminated in his founding DEC’s digital media business in Europe, developing sales from zero to $12 million in three years. He also played key roles at StorageTek Solutions and then ManagedStorage International (MSI) before it was acquired by Front Porch Digital. Upon MSI’s acquisition, Petricola took responsibility for all of Front Porch Digital’s international operations, including sales, marketing, delivery, support, and finance.

Petricola splits his time between Front Porch Digital’s offices in Lafayette, Colorado, and Annecy, France. He reports to Knaisch.

More information about Front Porch Digital is available at fpdigital.com.

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About Front Porch Digital
Front Porch Digital is the global leader in solutions for migrating, managing, and monetizing media content. Operating on site and in the cloud, the company’s purpose-built software employs the latest technologies to deliver truly flexible and scalable media workflows. Solutions delivered by Front Porch Digital appropriately manage large and complex media files and workflows while ensuring optimal performance and utmost security. More information is available at fpdigital.com.

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Wohler Names Steve Farmer Director of Engineering

SAN FRANCISCO — June 3, 2014 — Wohler Technologies today announced the appointment of Steve Farmer as the company’s director of engineering. In taking on oversight of Wohler’s engineering activities, Farmer will be responsible for consolidating and focusing the company’s engineering efforts to target key markets more effectively.

“Wohler’s engineering team has always been the heart of the company, and we have remained a leader in the field by listening to our customers and delivering unique solutions,” said Carl J. Dempsey, Wohler president and CEO. “Steve brings to Wohler a wealth of experience and a history of delivering results. His work will aid us not only in maintaining our role as an extension of customers’ own engineering resources, but also in continuing to marry our very successful monitoring technologies with our groundbreaking stream-based and file-based solutions.”

Farmer began his engineering career shortly after earning his degree in electronic systems engineering from the University of Essex and completing an apprenticeship at Thorn EMI Ferguson. In his first professional role, he rose to the position of senior design engineer at Northern Telecom Defence Systems Division, where he developed key technologies and products in the field of fiber optics and secure and cryptographic communications systems.

Farmer subsequently joined the GEC-Marconi Future Systems Laboratory as a principal engineer and then moved on to Drake Electronics in the broadcast sector, developing communications and talkback systems for studios and outside broadcast facilities. When Drake was acquired by the Vitec Group in 1998, he moved from the role of engineering manager to that of director of engineering for both Drake and Clear-Com in the Bay Area. As his role evolved, Farmer also participated in business development, acquisitions, change management, and product management.

In 2005, he founded Claratech Limited, which later acquired both BAL Broadcast and Faraday Technology Corporation, all of which operated profitably. Recently Farmer founded DSMB Technology, which develops a variety of video, audio, and communication products for specific clients. He holds two patents, one for a digital wireless communication system and the other related to the transmission of digital audio.

Information about Wohler and the company’s products is available at www.wohler.com.

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About Wohler Technologies Inc.
Wohler’s tradition of innovation began more than 30 years ago with the creation of the industry’s first in-rack audio monitoring product, and it continues today through the company’s continued development of unique solutions that span the baseband, stream, and file-based domains and include advanced monitoring solutions for video, audio, and captioning applications; solutions for IP monitoring, encoding, and decoding; and the award-winning RadiantGrid(TM) platform for efficient file-based content transformation and distribution. Together, Wohler’s advanced, cost-effective confidence monitoring and media transformation products ensure high-quality production across any platform and delivery to any device. More information about Wohler is available at www.wohler.com.

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Blonder Tongue to Offer Free Technical Training at AHECTA 2014

Free to AHECTA Members, Training Course Will Cover a Variety of Topics Related to Digital Distribution and Design for Campus Administrators

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. — June 2, 2014 – Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE MKT:BDR) today announced that it will conduct a technical training seminar at the AHECTA 2014 Annual Conference, June 23 and 24, in Denver, Colorado. The training seminar, normally valued at $650, is being offered free to all AHECTA members and will cover a wide range of topics related to digital distribution and design, including digital off-air channels (8VSB), satellite channels (QPSK/8PSK), encoding digital channels, IP video, digital cable channels (QAM), digital-to-analog conversions, fiber optics, RF in coax distribution, and reference. Registration is available for AHECTA members at ahecta.org/conference/registration/.

During the show, Blonder Tongue will also raffle off an MTSA-PRO MPEG transport stream analyzer, worth $3,995. The company’s new MTSA-PRO analyzer is designed to help operators better understand digital transmission. Utilizing the compact device, users can capture, analyze, and generate MPEG ASI transport streams to troubleshoot problems from outside sources and ensure the best digital delivery. Only institutional AHECTA members are eligible to enter the contest, and they must be present to win.

In addition, Blonder Tongue’s senior systems engineer, Wes Waite, will participate in a panel discussion at AHECTA 2014. His presentation, which is scheduled to take place June 25 at 10:45 a.m., will cover the topic “Is Your FCC Compliance Underwater? We Can Take It a Mile High and Pick Up Your EAS Along the Way.”

Blonder Tongue is a Diamond sponsor at AHECTA 2014.

More information on Blonder Tongue and its products is available at www.blondertongue.com.

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About Blonder Tongue
Blonder Tongue Laboratories Inc. together with R.L. Drake Holdings, LLC – its wholly owned subsidiary – offer customers more than 130 years of combined engineering and manufacturing excellence with solid histories of delivering reliable, quality products. As a leader in the field of cable television communications, the Company provides system operators and integrators serving the cable, broadcast, satellite, IPTV, institutional, and professional video markets with comprehensive solutions for the provision of content contribution, distribution, and video delivery to homes and businesses. The Company designs, manufactures, sells, and supports an equipment portfolio of standard and high-definition digital video solutions, as well as core analog video and high-speed data solutions for distribution over coax, fiber, and IP networks. Additional information on the Company and its products can be found at www.blondertongue.com and www.rldrake.com.

“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: The information set forth above includes “forward-looking” statements and, accordingly, the cautionary statements contained in Blonder Tongue’s Annual Report and Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 (See Item 1: Business, Item 1A: Risk Factors, Item 3: Legal Proceedings and Item 7: Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations), and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission are incorporated herein by reference. The words “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “project”, “target”, “intend”, “plan”, “seek”, “estimate”, “endeavor”, “should”, “could”, “may”, and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In addition, any statements that refer to projections for our future financial performance, our anticipated growth trends in our business and other characterizations of future events or circumstances are forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management’s analysis only as of the date hereof. Blonder Tongue undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date hereof. Blonder Tongue’s actual results may differ from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in Blonder Tongue’s “forward-looking” statements.

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Video Equipment Rentals Improves Competitive Position by Installing Calrec Audio Consoles in Flypack Rental Units

First Rental in Service Now at 2014 French Open

HEBDEN BRIDGE, U.K. — May 29, 2014 — Global audio and video equipment rental company Video Equipment Rentals (VER) has added two Calrec Audio digital consoles into rental flypacks that will cover events worldwide, the first of which is the 2014 French Open tennis tournament happening now. The Calrec consoles will enable VER to compete more strongly for opportunities in the mid- to large-scale flypack rental market.

“Calrec is the standard for broadcasting events such as the French Open, so with Calrec consoles in our new flypacks, it will be much easier for us to book these types of shows,” said Steve Cormier, director of broadcast audio and communications at Video Equipment Rentals. “Calrec has a reputation in the market for reliability and sound quality, and the majority of mixers are familiar and comfortable with Calrec, especially in OB and flypack situations. If you’re supplying a system based on a Calrec console, it’s a clear indication of the quality that the entire system is going to have.”

VER has installed two 64-fader Artemis consoles into a flypack that has two identical control rooms. In terms of I/O, each console has two 32 x 32 analog Hydra2, two AES Hydra2, and two MADI Hydra2. The first rental customer, the Tennis Channel, is using the flypack to provide broadcast facilities at the French Open for some of the world’s largest sports broadcasters. The flypack can be configured differently for every event, but for the French Open, the system relies heavily on MADI, taking feeds from the host broadcaster, six announce booths covering multiple courts, a voice-over booth, multiple video playback sources, and more. The control rooms are being used by different broadcasters at different times, with varying numbers of audio and video inputs and outputs being utilized at any given point. The Artemis system’s 64-fader surface is large enough to handle any audio scenario the broadcasters might face.

Both of VER’s new Calrec consoles are in use at the French Open, but ownership of two consoles gives VER the future flexibility to rent out the consoles separately and cover two different events simultaneously in situations requiring only one console. In addition, VER will also be able to rent out the Hydra2 I/O boxes independently of the consoles, filling a need among existing Calrec owners for rental Hydra2 boxes to supplement their systems.

“By installing Calrec consoles, VER not only has created a dynamic and flexible system for the French Open, but also has left itself well-positioned for a number of future rental scenarios because of Calrec’s reputation and level of industry acceptance,” said Dave Lewty, regional sales manager, Calrec. “VER’s installation is a great example of how Calrec can give rental companies an edge in the highly competitive equipment-for-hire marketplace.”

Information about Calrec and its products is available at calrec.com and community.calrec.com.

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About Calrec Audio Ltd.
Calrec Audio is exclusively dedicated to excellence in audio mixing for on-air and live production. A broadcast specialist for 50 years, Calrec has developed a range of digital consoles relied on by the world’s most successful broadcasters. For putting sound in the picture, broadcasters put their trust in Calrec. More information is available at calrec.com and community.calrec.com.

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Biamp Systems Showcases TesiraFORTÉ at Business Breakthrough Event Paris 2014

Newly released DSP-based audio processors add customization options to simplify collaboration requirements

BEAVERTON, Oregon — May 29, 2014 — Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, today announced its presence at the Business Breakthrough Event 2014 in Paris. The premier event will provide attendees with information, discussion platforms, and solution updates within the rapidly evolving unified communications space. As a gold-level sponsor, Biamp(R) will showcase its new TesiraFORTÉ digital signal processors and present an educational session titled “It’s Amazing What Happens When People Hear What You Say — Delivering Audio That Works.” Held in Paris on June 3, this one-day forum provides information on the changing role of present-day collaboration tools within the enterprise landscape.

Biamp’s TesiraFORTÉ extends AVB to application-specific settings facilitating digital signal processing for everyday and enterprise-grade audio requirements. Available in eight preconfigured models (four AVB models and four non-AVB models) with fixed I/O configurations, TesiraFORTÉ leverages existing cabling infrastructures to enable cost-effective installations in a networked audio framework.

Held in the Main Room Salon Pacific from 2 to 2:30 p.m., Biamp’s educational session will provide attendees with information about the process of designing and implementing real-world audio projects by emphasizing flexibility, performance, and networking topics. Stephen Patterson, Biamp’s West Europe Regional Manager, will host the session. With over 15 years of experience within the professional AV industry, Patterson has successfully installed and managed a variety of AV system projects and participated in the design of extensive live event productions.

“We look forward to sharing our recently launched TesiraFORTÉ processors and hosting a highly informative speaking session at this year’s Business Breakthrough Event in Paris,” said Patterson. “By showcasing our DSP-audio solutions and discussing how an audio system can deliver more options for today’s environments, we will give attendees a first-hand glimpse at TesiraFORTÉ and how it can be used.”

More information on Biamp is available at www.biamp.com.

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About Biamp Systems
Biamp Systems is a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems that power the world’s most sophisticated audio/video installations. The company is recognized worldwide for delivering high-quality products and backing each product with a commitment to exceptional customer service.

The award-winning Biamp(R) product suite includes the Tesira(R) media system for digital audio networking, Audia(R) Digital Audio Platform, Nexia(R) digital signal processors, Sona(TM) AEC technology, and Vocia(R) Networked Public Address and Voice Evacuation System. Each has its own specific feature set that can be customized and integrated in a wide range of applications, including corporate boardrooms, conference centers, performing arts venues, courtrooms, hospitals, transportation hubs, campuses, and multi-building facilities.

Founded in 1976, Biamp is headquartered in Beaverton, OR, USA, with additional engineering operations in Brisbane, Australia and Rochester, NY. For more information on Biamp, please visit www.biamp.com.

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New BenQ S Series Projector Trio Powers Up Professional Installations

Latest High-Brightness Projectors Bring Colorific Image Quality, Installation-Friendly Benefits, and Energy-Saving Technology to Large Venues

COSTA MESA, Calif. — May 29, 2014 – BenQ America Corp., the fastest growing display brand in North America(1) and the world’s No. 1 DLP(R) projector manufacturer, today announced additions to its S Series line of high-brightness professional projectors. Made specifically to meet the demands of medium- to large-sized classrooms, corporate meeting rooms, and auditoriums, the company’s latest projectors provide up to 5,000 Colorific(TM) lumens to intensify projections in any professional installation environment.

“As projection technology continues to evolve, we continue to offer professional systems integrators enhanced performance and increased flexibility in our high-brightness series,” said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. “Rounded with a number of benefits including Colorific image quality, ease of installation and maintenance, and lamp-saving technology, our new S Series projectors deliver the complete package to amaze audiences while providing important efficiencies for IT and AV managers.”

Comprising the SX912, SH915, and SW916 projectors, the professional S Series line casts up to 5,000 lumens of brightness and boasts 11,000:1 contrast ratios to bring BenQ’s Colorific performance to large venues — delivering accurate, crisp, and long-lasting image quality via 1 billion colors. Eliminating both light burn and color degradation over extended usage and time, the devices reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) while providing XGA (SX912), WXGA (SW916), and native full HD 1080p resolutions (SH915) for an incomparable viewing experience.

To bring greater simplicity to the installation and setup process, the S Series features a 1.5x big-zoom lens ratio, while the SW916 adds corner, surface fit, and 2D keystone capabilities. The SX912 projector offers LAN control, and both the SH915 and SW916 add display control. All models provide remote management and control, and multiple projectors can be centrally monitored for simplified maintenance across large facilities. Third-party integration with Crestron, RoomView, and PJLink further simplifies system interoperability. During operation, the projectors can easily display content via a built-in USB reader, as well as wirelessly (SH915 and SW916), allowing users to connect quickly using solid-state media storage drives or through the LAN to enable rapid content access without a PC connection.

Featuring BenQ’s world-leading SmartEco(TM) technology, the S Series projectors allow the automatic adjustment of lamp power based on the optimal amount of brightness that is required, enabling large venues to reduce their TCO while maintaining optimal contrast, brightest performance, and up to 3,800 hours of lamp life. To allow rapid rebooting whenever the devices are accidentally switched off, the projectors’ Instant Restart capabilities allow presenters and operators to reactivate the units immediately, within 90 seconds, during which time power is maintained at 30 percent for further energy efficiencies and convenience.

Providing the ultimate in connectivity, the S Series projectors are fully 3D PC, Blu-ray, and nVidia 3DTV Play ready. The three models provide microphone inputs for more streamlined presentations in addition to an audio pass-through function that preserves lamp life by enabling only sound when no image is needed.

Available now, BenQ’s SX912 and SH915 retail at $2,999, while the SW916 carries an MSRP of $3,499. More information about BenQ’s full line of professional projectors is available at www.BenQ.us.

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About BenQ America Corp.
The BenQ digital lifestyle brand stands for “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life,” fusing lifestyle with technology, enjoyment with productivity, and aesthetic design with engineering. It is this mantra that has made BenQ the fastest growing projector brand in North America(1), the No. 1-selling DLP(R) projector brand worldwide, and the No. 1 name in short-throw projectors. BenQ America Corp. offers an extensive line of visual display and presentation solutions that incorporate the very latest technologies. The company delivers a broad range of Colorific(TM) projectors, RevolutionEyes(TM) monitors, and flat-panel displays for any application and market — education, home, gaming, enterprise, government, house of worship, digital signage, A/V, and IT — with cutting-edge models that lead the industry in performance, reliability, environmental sustainability, and aesthetics. Whether it’s interactive digital whiteboards for classrooms, full HD 3D projectors for home theaters, short-throw projectors for boardrooms, interactive flat-panel displays for digital signage, or LED backlight monitors for professional gaming, BenQ continues to defy the limits of digital displays. The company’s products are available across North America through leading value-added distributors, resellers, and retailers.

More information is available at www.BenQ.us.

(1) Based upon Q4’13 Quarterly Projector Shipment and Forecast Report from PMA Research

About BenQ Corporation
Founded on the corporate vision of “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life,” BenQ Corporation is a world-leading human technology and solutions provider aiming to elevate and enrich every aspect of consumers’ lives. To realize this vision, the company focuses on the aspects that matter most to people today — lifestyle, business, healthcare, and education — with the hope of providing people with the means to live better, increase efficiency, feel healthier, and enhance learning. Such means include a delightful broad portfolio of people-driven products and embedded technologies spanning digital projectors, monitors, interactive large-format displays, digital cameras and camcorders, mobile computing devices, and lighting solutions. Because it matters.

About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is a $20+ billion powerhouse comprised of 15+ independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries with a combined workforce of over 100,000 employees. Each Group member is a recognized leader in its own field, contributing to the BenQ Group’s vast resources, broad R&D, and distinct strategic strengths. By leveraging each company’s vertical specialization to create true scale across horizontal markets, the BenQ Group controls a highly efficient value chain with the unrivaled ability to deliver critical components and world-class solutions in the following industries: TFT-LCD, green energy, fine chemicals and advanced materials, lighting, IC design, precision components, system integration, branded business, and service. The Group is committed to profitable and sustainable businesses that share its long-standing vision of “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life.”

The BenQ Group companies are: BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world’s top manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ ESCO Corp., BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Corp., BenQ Medical Center, BenQ Medical Technology Corp., BriView Co., Ltd., Daxin Materials Corp., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp., and Raydium Semiconductor Corp.

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Expansion Kit Bundles Now Available for Sonnet’s Echo Express III-R and xMac Pro Server Rackmount Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe Expansion Systems

Five New Preconfigured Modules for Sonnet’s Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kit Deliver Popular Storage Expansion and Media Ingest Options

IRVINE, Calif. — May 28, 2014 — Sonnet Technologies today announced five new Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kits for the Echo(TM) Express III-R, a 2U rackmount Thunderbolt(TM) 2-to-PCI Express(R) (PCIe(R)) expansion system, and for the recently announced xMac(TM) Pro Server Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe expansion system and 4U rackmount enclosure for new Mac Pro(R) computers. Those expansion systems were designed to accommodate additional equipment within their enclosures, and the Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kits take advantage of that feature by offering users a simple way to add two 5.25-inch mobile rack devices to their equipment rack without taking up any more space.

The new preconfigured mobile rack systems include the basic Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kit with internal 100-watt power supply and 40-millimeter fan; one or two devices such as swappable 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drive cages, a Blu-ray(TM) burner, or a professional video media card reader; a PCIe controller card to support the devices; and the necessary cables to connect them together. Kits including drive cages require the user to purchase SATA hard disk drives or Solid State Drives. With the drive cages preinstalled in the mounting bracket, users need only install the PCIe card and Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kit in the expansion system, and connect the devices and card with the provided cables.

Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kits are available in the following configurations:

The Storage Expansion x8 Edition is configured for those requiring access to high storage volumes and the ability to swap out drives easily. This edition includes the basic Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kit, eight swappable 2.5-inch 6 Gb/sec SATA drive cages, one eight-port 6 Gb/sec SAS/SATA PCIe 2.0 host bus adapter card, and all required cables.

The Blu-ray Mastering Edition is configured for users needing an easy way to create Blu-ray disc masters using files from multiple drives. This edition includes the basic Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kit; one 6x BD-R Blu-ray burner optical drive; two swappable 6 Gb/sec SATA 2.5-inch drive cages; one trayless, swappable 6 Gb/sec SATA 3.5-inch drive cage; one four-port 6 Gb/sec eSATA PCIe 2.0 host controller card; and all required cables.

The Pro Media Reader Edition is configured to enable users to ingest files easily and quickly from just about any HD video memory card — SxS(TM), P2, CompactFlash(R), SDHC(TM), and SDXC(TM) — through one device, and offload the files to multiple drives. This edition includes the basic Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kit, one Qio(TM) MR Thunderbolt Edition pro universal media reader with Thunderbolt Interface adapter and Thunderbolt cable, four swappable 2.5-inch 6 Gb/sec SATA drive cages, one four-port 6 Gb/sec eSATA PCIe 2.0 host controller card, and all required cables.

The Mac Pro Migration Edition is configured with the seasoned Mac Pro user in mind, providing a simple way to move drives from an old tower into a new Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe expansion system. This kit includes the basic Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kit; three trayless, swappable 3.5-inch 6 Gb/sec SATA drive cages; one four-port 6 Gb/sec eSATA PCIe 2.0 host controller card; and all required cables.

The Data Archiving and Storage Edition is configured for those needing extra storage expansion and the ability to archive the data to an LTO tape drive. This kit includes the basic Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kit, four swappable 2.5-inch 6 Gb/sec SATA drive cages, one eight-port 6 Gb/sec SAS/SATA PCIe 2.0 host bus adapter card, and all required cables. The user must also purchase an LTO tape drive to complete the package.

Sonnet’s Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kits are priced as follows: The Storage Expansion x8 Edition (part number MR-STO-X8SSD) has a suggested retail price of $999. The Blu-ray Mastering Edition (part number MR-BRM-X2S1H) has a suggested retail price of $899. The Pro Media Reader Edition (part number MR-QIO-X4SSD) has a suggested retail price of $1,899. The Mac Pro Migration Edition (part number MR-MPM-X3HD) has a suggested retail price of $699. The Data Archiving Edition (part number MR-LTO-X4SSD) has a suggested retail price of $899. All five new kits are available immediately.

More information on the Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kits is available at www.sonnettech.com/product/mobilerackkit.

More information on Sonnet’s complete product family is available at www.sonnettech.com.

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About Sonnet Technologies
Sonnet Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of storage systems, Thunderbolt(TM) technology PCIe(R) expansion products, interface cards, and media readers for professional users in the audio, video, and broadcast industries. Sonnet’s Thunderbolt expansion products enable the use of pro audio I/O and DSP cards, pro video capture and transcoding cards, interface cards, and other high-performance PCIe cards with mini, portable, and all-in-one computers. The company’s product line features a range of high-performance, cost-effective, and reliable RAID storage solutions. For more than 27 years Sonnet has pioneered and brought to market innovative and award-winning products that enhance the performance and connectivity of Mac(R), Windows(R), and other industry-standard computers. More information is available at www.sonnettech.com.

Echo, xMac and Qio are trademarks of Sonnet Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Photo Caption: Sonnet mobile rack device mounting kits, plus the Echo(TM) Express III-R with a kit installed (sold separately), and an xMac Pro(TM) Server with a different kit installed (also sold separately).

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Revolabs Executive HD Wireless Microphone System Brings Flexible Recording to Humberside Police Force

Partnership With Weston Digital Technologies Provides Wireless Recording, 128-Bit Encryption, and HD Audio Capabilities to Mission-Critical Police Installation

SUDBURY, Mass. — May 28, 2014 — Revolabs today announced that the company’s Executive HD(TM) wireless microphone system is now integrated with Weston Digital Technologies’ Symphony Ambient Recording solution to provide wireless recording capabilities to the U.K.’s Humberside Police Force. Delivering exceptional audio quality, fail-safe security, and unparalleled versatility, the wireless ambient recording solution allows Humberside police to manage large-scale incidents from multiple control rooms while maintaining meticulous quality and compliance standards.

Covering a population of over 1.14 million citizens within the districts of North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, East Yorkshire, and the urban area of Kingston upon Hull, Humberside Police required a mission-critical recording solution for its highly demanding, fast-paced, and dynamic environment. By pairing Weston Digital Technologies’ Symphony Ambient Recording solution with Revolabs’ wireless, wearable microphone system, Humberside Police officers gain the flexibility and performance needed for managing serious incidents without compromising the force’s best practice requirements.

“In police command and control facilities such as the Humberside Police Force, mission-critical incident management discussions require the ability to operate within multiroom environments,” said Mike Partridge, commercial director at Weston Digital Technologies. “As a result, Weston needed to select a wireless microphone solution that could deliver a combination of exceptional audio quality, total versatility, and fail-safe security. The combination of Revolabs’ Executive HD and our Symphony Ambient Recording solution provides users with a flexible, safe, high-end feature set that is also incredibly easy to use. The ability to replay ambient audio synchronized with the call recordings and radio communications is invaluable for incident reconstruction.”

Fully integrated within the Symphony Ambient Recording solution, Revolabs’ Executive HD system provides unrivalled flexibility, quality, and security for demanding environments such as the Humberside Police. Supporting up to eight wireless microphones, multiple units can be linked together to support up to 32 microphones per area while integrating with all control systems via RS-232 or Ethernet — making the system a seamless, natural extension of any new or existing environment. An intuitive, front-panel LCD display provides simple control and configuration on-location, while management software is available for the convenience of remotely monitoring and controlling the system via Ethernet connection.

“Our new wireless solution allows senior officers to focus on managing incidents without worrying about audio recording elements, ensuring that best practices are followed at all times,” said Dave Christison, senior infrastructure engineer at Humberside Police. “With Revolabs microphones attaching directly to clothing or lanyards, officers are also able to move freely between control rooms without dropping communication recordings while 128-bit encryption ensures that all our communications remain fully secure, providing crucial protection for our transmissions.”

“As critical communication environments such as courtrooms and police stations turn to wireless technologies for their audio capture requirements, sound quality, design intuitiveness, and robust security become central elements to their installations’ reliability and success,” said Marc Cremer, COO at Revolabs. “Our Executive HD 4- and 8-channel wireless microphone system was engineered with these precise requirements in mind, allowing users such as the Humberside Police Force to perform their duties with the reassurance that audio capture remains clear, safe, and extremely flexible. We are thrilled to pair our system with Weston’s Symphony Ambient Recording solution and look forward to similar collaborations in the future.”

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About Weston Digital Technologies:
Weston Digital Technologies is the developer of the Symphony suite of synchronous communications recording, replay, and analysis applications. Their products are trusted by many of the world’s leading companies to record critical business communications including TDM, VoIP, and Mobile Call Recording along with Screen Data, Ambient Audio, and CCTV, whilst Symphony’s analytic capabilities help organisations to meet regulatory requirements, optimise their workforce and better understand their customers. Symphony can be found at work in a diverse range of environments including financial institutions, Blue-Light Services and contact centres. The company is headquartered in Sussex, U.K. and can be reached at +44 (0)1403-783-344 or www.westondigital.com.

About Revolabs:
Revolabs Inc. is the premier provider of 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 teleconferencing 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 and telephony systems with superior products. Revolabs systems are secure (encrypted), rechargeable (environmentally friendly), and GSM-impervious. The company is headquartered in Sudbury, Massachusetts, and can be reached at +1-800-326-1088 or www.revolabs.com.

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Image Caption: Revolabs’ field service engineer for EMEA, Geoff Hellyer (L), congratulates Mike Partridge, commercial director of Weston Digital Technologies, on the Humberside Police installation.

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