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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.

Additional press contacts:
Jayme Schwartz, jayme@social4media.com
Kim Fabiano Fassetta, kim@social4media.com

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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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TV Tools Oy to Serve as Wohler Dealer in Finland

SAN FRANCISCO — Jan. 24, 2012 — Wohler Technologies today announced that Helsinki-based TV Tools Oy will be serving as a Wohler representative and reseller within Finland. The company will offer the full portfolio of Wohler’s powerful signal management and confidence monitoring solutions, including the new DVM-2443 video monitor and the RMQ 230 quad split monitor.

“Wohler makes a wide range of great products that are cost effective, easy to use, and highly reliable,” said Timo Kujala, TV Tools Oy owner and managing director. “By adding these products to our own portfolio, we’ll be even better positioned to meet the needs of our customers and maintain our role as a reseller of world-class professional A/V products.”

TV Tools Oy imports, sells, and markets video and audio solutions and information systems from leading manufacturers. The company also designs, builds, and maintains systems ranging in size and complexity from a single editing station to solutions for the world’s largest cruise liners.

“Good client relationships, a professional staff, and high customer satisfaction have made TV Tools Oy the industry leader in Finland,” said Terry Allford, business development and channel manager of Wohler EMEA. “Our new relationship with the company will complement existing business avenues for Wohler products, fueling increased brand awareness and product visibility across EMEA markets while improving end-user access to our complete product range.”

Information about the complete Wohler product line is available online at www.wohler.com.

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About Wohler Technologies Inc. Wohler offers a comprehensive and award-winning range of audio, video, data monitoring, and captioning products designed to provide the highest quality solutions for facilities of all sizes and complexity. Founded in 1987, the San Francisco Bay-area manufacturer has grown to become the dominant provider of confidence monitoring and signal management solutions for the broadcast and pro audio/video markets. Originally inventing and defining the category of in-rack audio, video, and data monitoring products, the company has expanded its offerings to include solutions for captioning and loudness. More information about Wohler and its full range of solutions is available at www.wohler.com.

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X2O Media Wins Prestigious DIGI Award for Installation at West Virginia University

WVU Digital Signage Network Leverages Social Media Features and QR Codes to Encourage Student Interactivity on Mobile Devices

MONTREAL — Jan. 19, 2012 — X2O Media, a full-service provider of software, network management, and content services for real-time visual communication applications, today announced that its digital signage deployment at West Virginia University (WVU) has earned a 2011 DIGI Award in the category of “Best Deployment, Integration of Digital Signage and Mobile/Cell Phone Technology.” Powered by X2O Media’s Xpresenter(TM) software platform, the vast, cross-campus digital signage network incorporates innovative social media features and technologies such as Twitter and QR codes to encourage student engagement and interaction with the displays using mobile devices. more

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BTX Continues to Grow; Names Mark Chernoff as Director of A/V Sales Northeast

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. — Jan. 18, 2012 — BTX Technologies, a value-added distributor and manufacturer of interface, integration, and system products for audiovisual, digital signage, broadcast, home theater, and security applications, announced that Mark Chernoff has taken over as director of A/V sales Northeast. In his new role, Chernoff is responsible for the sales and marketing of the company’s full offering of A/V products to its rapidly growing customer base in New York, Northern New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. more

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BTX Appoints Kimberly Robbins as Senior Marketing Manager

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. — Jan. 18, 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 Kim Robbins has been appointed as the company’s new senior marketing manager. In her new position, Robbins is responsible for planning, directing, and managing all BTX marketing strategies, programs, and initiatives to drive corporate growth and profitability. Robbins replaces Mark Chernoff, who has taken on the role of BTX’s director of A/V sales, Northeast. more

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Chyron Senior Execs to Present ‘Cloud 2.0′ at BVE 2012

Paul Glasgow and Todd Martin Will Discuss Benefits of Integrating Cloud-Based Graphics Creation Platform With Popular Ground-Based Software Applications

LONDON — Feb. 17, 2012 — Chyron today announced that Paul Glasgow, vice president of EMEA sales, and Todd Martin, senior vice president, Strategic Solutions Group, will present “Cloud 2.0″ at Broadcast Video Expo 2012. The featured presentation is part of a one-day BVE event entitled, “Demystifying the Cloud,” which will examine today’s cloud-based technologies. more

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Revolabs’ Martin Bodley Takes Non-Executive Chairman Role, Jean-Pierre (JP) Carney Moves to CEO

SUDBURY, Mass. — Jan. 17, 2012 — Revolabs Inc., a leading provider of wireless unified communications products, announces that effective today, co-founder and CEO Martin Bodley will move to the board level as the non-executive chairman of the board. Co-founder JP Carney has been named the company’s chief executive officer. more

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