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Pexip Enhances Microsoft Lync Integration With Infinity Version 6

New MS Lync Presence Functionality Augments User Experience When Connecting to Pexip’s Virtual Meeting Rooms

OSLO, Norway — June 11, 2014 — Pexip(R), a global disrupter in scalable, distributed videoconferencing technology, today announced new features of its Pexip Infinity Version 6, enhancing the solution’s native interoperability with Microsoft(R) Lync(R).

“Microsoft Lync is the market’s leading collaboration client, with more than 60 percent of enterprises relying on Lync for their unified communications needs,” said Håkon Dahle, CTO, Pexip. “Our latest version of Pexip Infinity provides an even more seamless experience for Lync users, and is a testament to our commitment in making the user experience as enjoyable and productive as possible.”

Pexip Infinity’s Virtual Meeting Rooms (VMRs) now publish presence information, which helps users connect to a VMR by showing which VMRs are currently available. In addition, Pexip Infinity now allows custom avatars (Lync pictures) on a per-meeting-room basis. This allows users to customize the appearance of their personal meeting rooms in other users’ Lync contact lists.

Pexip Infinity provides industry-leading native interoperability with Microsoft Lync 2010, 2013, and Lync Online/Office 365, where Infinity supports Microsoft technologies such as RTVideo, SVC, and RDP. Organizations can simply meet and share data and presentations using virtually any enterprise videoconferencing endpoint, Lync client, or WebRTC-enabled browser.

In addition to Microsoft Lync enhancements, Pexip Infinity Version 6 offers new security features designed to meet the most stringent U.S. federal government requirements. These include Active Directory integration, role-based authentication, and secure NTP/SNMP to provide network and system administrators with the most reliable security tools for managing, monitoring, and controlling Pexip’s meeting software. Other innovations include configurable conference participant limits that prevent the oversubscription of conference resources.

For a full description of all the new features in Pexip Infinity Version 6, visit http://bit.ly/PexipInfinityV6.

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About Pexip(R)
Pexip(R) overthrows conventional thinking by providing an affordable, scalable, and virtualized meeting platform that truly allows anyone to do high-quality video meetings from any device. For Pexip, simplicity for the end user and IT is a guiding principle in the design of Pexip Infinity, the scalable meeting platform. Founded in 2012, Pexip was created by leading innovators from the videoconferencing industry. Pexip is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, and has global offices in New York and London. For more information, visit www.pexip.com.

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

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Wohler to Serve as Master Distributor for Cinnafilm Tachyon Wormhole File-Based Retiming Solution

Wohler Will Offer the Award-Winning Appliance Directly and Through a Select Network of Value-Added Resellers Worldwide

SAN FRANCISCO — June 10, 2014 – Cinnafilm(R) and Wohler Technologies today announced that Wohler will serve as the exclusive master distributor for Cinnafilm’s Tachyon(R) Wormhole(TM), an automated file-based retiming solution that enables up to a plus or minus 10 percent runtime adjustment while preserving not only video and audio quality, but also closed caption integrity. The solution is based upon the RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform(TM), and Wohler will offer it directly and through select resellers.

“Naming Wohler our worldwide distribution partner for the Tachyon Wormhole appliance was an easy decision since we had already partnered with the company on the technology side,” said Ernie Sanchez, vice president at Cinnafilm. “Our global clients will quickly realize the value of having a distributor that can not only supply the appliance, but also provide expert support for every aspect of the functionality our combined technologies deliver.”

Using Cinnafilm’s popular Tachyon Standards Transcoding(TM) plug-in for the Wohler RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform, Tachyon Wormhole gives time back to broadcasters by evolving the media transformation process from a business cost into a source of revenue generation — without affecting the viewer’s experience.

Using Wohler’s RadiantGrid software platform as its processing framework, the turnkey Tachyon Wormhole system can process up to two HD streams in real time. The technology also facilitates retiming of closed caption data and integration of audio retiming into the Cinnafilm Tachyon Wormhole video-processing workflow. It handles unlimited channels of audio and resynchronizes CEA-608 and -708 captions, as well as SMPTE 436M and 360M caption data. Users simply select the target runtime by choosing a specific length or by entering a percentage adjustment.

Tachyon Wormhole also offers all of the features and functionality of the award-winning Tachyon Standards Transcoding Appliance: standards conversion, high-quality deinterlacing, superlative resolution conversion, inverse telecine, broken cadence removal/correction, and options such as audio loudness correction, color legalization, and watermarking.

“The Cinnafilm Tachyon Wormhole solution has enjoyed incredible interest among customers with a need to retime media while retaining both video quality and associated ancillary attributes within the file-based domain,” said Craig Newbury, vice president sales for Wohler’s RadiantGrid business line. “Our enhanced distribution channels, coupled with an intimate understanding of the capabilities and application of the Tachyon Wormhole solution, make Wohler the natural partner for this product. We are very excited to be working closely with Cinnafilm to deliver this unique product to a wider market.”

More information about Cinnafilm and Tachyon Wormhole is available at cinnafilm.com/tachyon/tachyon-wormhole/. Information about Wohler and the company’s products is available at www.wohler.com.

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About Cinnafilm(R)
Cinnafilm(R) Inc. are the creators of ultimate-quality video optimization and conversion software for cinema, broadcast, and multimedia delivery. Cinnafilm’s Tachyon(R) conversion technology is integrated into high-value transcoding platforms like the Wohler RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform(TM), creating the world’s fastest Standards Transcoding(TM) solution and providing clients an affordable and scalable alternative to legacy SDI-based conversion technologies. Visit http://cinnafilm.com/ for more information.

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.

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Photo Caption: Tachyon(R) Wormhole(TM), automated file-based retiming solution.

Blonder Tongue Streamlines Delivery and Management of Custom HD Video Content With MPHDE-50

New Network Media Player and MPEG-2 HD Encoding Solution Brings Efficiency and Convenience to a Variety of HD Video Applications

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. — June 10, 2014 – Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE MKT:BDR) today announced the MPHDE-50, a new media modulator that streamlines the delivery and management of custom HD video content for a wide range of applications and markets, including cable television, educational, hospitality, and government. By combining a custom Android(TM)-based network media player and single-channel HD MPEG-2 encoder in a single 1-RU unit, the MPHDE-50 provides system operators with increased efficiency and convenience, lowering their operational expenses.

“The MPHDE-50 is very versatile, making it perfect for any type of operator, from MSOs looking to promote HD services, including VOD content, to universities or hotels wanting to communicate daily activities,” said Emily Nikoo, executive vice president of Blonder Tongue. “Bringing a high-quality HD MPEG-2 encoder and network media player together under one enclosure offers significant operational efficiencies and cost savings to system operators who are delivering and managing custom HD video content.”

Using the MPHDE-50, operators can accept a program from one of the following inputs: component, HD-SDI, HDMI (unencrypted), VGA, and composite, and simultaneously deliver a single QAM, ASI, or IP output. The entire process is managed and streamlined via the media player. The MPHDE-50 includes an HDMI connection between the media player and encoder. Both units are powered by a single 12 VDC power supply integrated in the chassis for a superior performance. 120 VAC line powering is standard, with -48 VDC power optional.

The media player produces a flawless 1080i output. There are two USB ports on the front panel and a 10/100Base-T Ethernet port on the rear panel for remote management. An API is included for native applications, and the media player features a 4GB Flash internal memory and SD card port for additional storage.

The encoder — Blonder Tongue’s HDE-CSV-QAM — provides comprehensive GUI-based monitoring and control via standard Web browsers, further simplifying operations. Real-time Dolby(R) Digital audio encoding is supported to ensure a superior audio experience for end users. Additional benefits include closed captioning and user-defined PSIP configuration.

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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Photo Caption: Blonder Tongue Media Modulator MPHDE-50

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Pexip Infinity Version 6 Provides Secure and Scalable Virtual Collaboration Platform

New Security Features Align With Most Stringent U.S. Federal Government Requirements

OSLO, Norway — June 10, 2014 — Pexip(R), a global disrupter in scalable, distributed videoconferencing technology, today announced the release of Pexip Infinity Version 6. Featuring new security features to meet the most demanding United States Federal Government requirements, the latest version of the Infinity scalable meeting platform includes enhancements such as Active Directory (AD) integration, role-based authentication, and secure NTP/SNMP to provide IT managers with the most robust tools for secure meeting platform management.

“As Pexip Infinity continues to enable widespread visual communications for anyone at anytime, enhanced security is becoming more important than ever,” said Håkon Dahle, CTO, Pexip. “The launch of Infinity Version 6 is the latest example of Pexip’s commitment to information assurance. Specifically designed to meet stringent federal requirements, Version 6 offers the most scalable and secure virtual meeting platform available to customers across all verticals.”

AD integration support in Pexip Infinity Version 6 lets administrators use existing AD or LDAP servers to authenticate all incoming connections to the Pexip Management Node. As a result, organizations obtain simpler, more secure authentication capabilities while allowing the automatic enforcement of password complexity, expiration, automatic account creation/deletion, and single password access via any device. Role-based authentication now enables users to create and assign role-based permissions to individuals or administrator groups — resulting in the ability to log and track individual administrator activities.

Pexip Infinity’s support for secure NTP and SNMP version 3 ensures that communication with external services remains encrypted and protected. By providing practical single-screen notifications to administrators whenever new platform events occur, Infinity Version 6 allows for more effective troubleshooting, issue resolution, and maintenance. In alignment with U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) requirements, a new Assured Services SIP feature enables failsafe operation within mission-critical environments.

In addition to new security enhancements, Pexip’s Infinity Version 6 is introducing a number of user-centric improvements. These include new presence capabilities for Microsoft(R) Lync(R), custom Lync pictures and avatars, and configurable conference participant limits that prevent the oversubscription of conference resources.

For a full description of all the new features in Pexip Infinity Version 6, visit http://bit.ly/PexipInfinityV6.

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About Pexip(R)
Pexip(R) overthrows conventional thinking by providing an affordable, scalable, and virtualized meeting platform that truly allows anyone to do high-quality video meetings from any device. For Pexip, simplicity for the end user and IT is a guiding principle in the design of Pexip Infinity, the scalable meeting platform. Founded in 2012, Pexip was created by leading innovators from the videoconferencing industry. Pexip is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, and has global offices in New York and London. For more information, visit www.pexip.com.

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

PR Link: http://bit.ly/Pexip
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Security Features Whitepaper: http://bit.ly/SecurityWhitepaper

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Blonder Tongue Appoints Walt Davis as Senior Director of Product Management and Technical Services

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. — June 9, 2014 — Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE MKT:BDR) today announced that it has appointed Walt Davis as senior director of product management and technical services. Davis will be responsible for managing product implementation and technical support of the company’s next-generation digital video solutions.

“We look forward to Walt joining us as an important part of our company, complementing our existing leadership team, culture, and long-term strategy,” said Emily Nikoo, executive vice president of Blonder Tongue. “He brings over twenty years of product management experience in the broadband video market that will be applied to an exciting assortment of new products and services.”

Davis joins Blonder Tongue after five years with Vubiquity managing its linear portfolio of video services targeting North American and Caribbean operators. Before Vubiquity, he worked at SES as the director of product management and marketing for IP-Prime, a linear aggregation service delivered to operators via satellite. Prior to SES, Davis was the product manager for Cavalier Telephone’s MPEG-4 IPTV service in Richmond, Virginia. Davis has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia, and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland.

“I am excited to join Blonder Tongue and help explore new opportunities for growth in existing markets, as well as expansion into new markets with current and future product offerings,” said Davis. “I look forward to working with our technical services organization to enhance our capabilities to support Blonder Tongue products in the field, and build on the Blonder Tongue reputation for quality customer service.”

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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Photo Caption: Walt Davis, Blonder Tongue Senior Director of Product Management and Technical Services

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Visionary Solutions Appoints BTX Technologies as New Channel Partner, Strengthening North American Sales

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — June 9, 2014 — Visionary Solutions, Inc. has appointed BTX Technologies as a new channel sales partner, increasing the company’s brand presence and sales efforts in North America. BTX will distribute Visionary Solutions’ entire range of IPTV and innovative network video solutions including PackeTV(R), a modular, end-to-end IP video network and asset management solution that enables secure, scheduled, and on-demand delivery of live and recorded video for the enterprise, entertainment, education, healthcare, IT, broadcast, and house of worship markets.

“Visionary Solutions’ PackeTV dramatically simplifies IP video delivery,” said Greg Schwartz, president of BTX. “We know many customers in the industry who would benefit from deploying a single, end-to-end IP video network solution like PackeTV, and look forward to promoting the Visionary Solutions brand through our North American sales channels.”

BTX is a major distributor and manufacturer of cutting-edge interface and integration products for audio, video, and data systems with 45 years of experience in the A/V and broadcast industry. The company has a strong technical expertise and will support Visionary Solutions’ customers through its inside and outside sales teams.

“When we introduced PackeTV earlier this year, it allowed us to become a trusted end-to-end solutions provider,” said Jordan Christoff, president of Visionary Solutions. “We are excited to leverage BTX’s extensive sales experience and wide customer base to boost PackeTV sales and help organizations easily and cost-effectively deliver high-quality HD and SD, MPEG-2/H.264 video content to TVs, set-top boxes, tablets, smartphones, and other IP-connected devices across a wide range of networks.”

More information about Visionary Solutions Inc. and the company’s products is available at www.vsicam.com.

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About Visionary Solutions, Inc. (www.vsicam.com)

Visionary Solutions, Inc. (VSI) develops and manufactures open-standard solutions that harness the power and flexibility of IP networks to deliver real-time video and audio. With a passion for innovation and customer service, VSI provides outstanding products recognized for their value, performance, versatility, and quality. VSI products support the industry’s latest technology standards, including H.264, making the company a trusted partner for solutions in the enterprise, education, government, house of worship, entertainment, healthcare, and broadcast markets. VSI sets the industry standard for high-quality video transport over IP networks.

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

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BenQ Leads the Market as No. 1-Selling DLP Projector Brand in North America

Award-Winning Innovations Move Company Atop Projector Industry Rankings

COSTA MESA, Calif. — June 9, 2014 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today announced that the company has become the No. 1-selling DLP(R) (Digital Light Processing) projector brand in North America(1) according to the latest Quarterly Projector Shipment and Forecast Report from PMA Research. Emerging as 2013′s fastest-growing display brand(2), BenQ continues to gain market share with unique products that include the top-selling W1070(3), the world’s first sub-$1K Full HD 1080p projector featuring Colorific(TM) brightness for accurate, crisp, and long-lasting image quality.

The Q1 2014 PMA Research report revealed that BenQ has taken the top-selling spot for DLP projector sales both worldwide and now specifically in North America with a year-over-year growth rate of 20 percent, ahead of the pack with 11.9 percent of total unit sales among all DLP vendors. The company’s W1070 was the top-selling home entertainment projector in the U.S. retail channel in 2013, while the latest Colorific projectors have allowed BenQ to rank as the No. 3 overall projector brand in North America. On a global basis, BenQ has sustained its No. 2 standing as overall projector brand. According to PMA Research, DLP has been the projector market’s leading technology over the past four years.

“PMA’s latest report solidifies BenQ’s leadership position as a value-added provider of customer-centric digital lifestyle innovations,” said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. “Our outstanding customer base has truly responded to BenQ’s unique combination of dependable performance, industry-first features, and consumer-friendly pricing. We are extremely pleased with the impact our customers have had with our projector portfolio and look forward to even greater collaborations throughout the rest of the year.”

BenQ is gearing up for significant introductions across both its projector and monitor lineups with a first showcase at the largest annual conference and exhibition for audio/video buyers and sellers worldwide — InfoComm 2014, taking place from June 18-20 in Las Vegas, Nevada. For the professional systems integration channel, BenQ will unveil the high-brightness PU9730 and TH963 projectors, which feature a respective 7,000 and 6,000 Colorific lumens of brightness plus a variety of enhanced performance and ease of installation features for today’s command and control centers, houses of worship, classrooms, and boardrooms. Perfect for classroom collaboration, BenQ’s ultra-short throw MW853UST projector featuring pen and finger-touch interactivity will also debut during the event. Powered by Colorific technology, BenQ’s newest projectors are equipped with the company’s energy-saving SmartEco(TM) technology. Lowering total cost of ownership (TCO), the advancements extend lamp life across the company’s entire projector lines — resulting in up to 10,000 hours of lamp life without any compromise in projection quality.

Other new BenQ initiatives include the introduction of the company’s first 4K Ultra HD products: the BL3201PT professional monitor, the first-ever 4K Ultra HD CAD/CAM display, and the RP840G, BenQ’s inaugural 4K Ultra HD interactive flat panel with six-touch points across 84 inches. Additional digital signage introductions include the 70-inch RP700+ interactive flat-panel display with tablet-like navigation that’s perfect for wayfinding applications, the 55-inch, slim, dual-sided DL550F transparent display suited for retail applications, and the BH Series of public information bar displays in either 28-inch (BH280) or 38-inch (BH380) formats for public transit, restaurant menu boards, and many other digital signage applications.

Attendees can see BenQ’s latest innovations at booth C8531 at InfoComm 2014. More information is available at www.BenQ.us.

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(1)Based upon Q1’14 Quarterly Projector Shipment and Forecast Report from PMA Research
(2)Based upon Q4’13 Quarterly Projector Shipment and Forecast Report from PMA Research
(3)Based upon 2013 Retail Projector Tracking Service Reports from PMA Research

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 purpose-built engineering. It is this mantra that has made BenQ the No. 1-selling DLP(R) projector brand(1) as well as the fastest growing projector brand(2) in North America. 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 Q1’14 Quarterly Projector Shipment and Forecast Report from PMA Research
(2)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.

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

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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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