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Riedel Unveils WAN-Capable MediorNet Solution

WUPPERTAL, Germany — April 8, 2014 — Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced the release of the company’s first wide-area network (WAN)-supported solution: the acclaimed MediorNet real-time network with WAN capabilities. Riedel has enhanced its flagship solution to give broadcasters and other content producers greater flexibility in live production environments.

“The addition of our unique WAN transmission technology to the well-established MediorNet solution gives users an even greater degree of versatility in distributing live A/V content,” said Christian Bockskopf, marketing and communications manager for Riedel Communications. “By transmitting video and audio signals in a WAN environment, customers can connect remote MediorNet Systems globally in an easy and intelligent way.”

The video streaming technology incorporated into the MediorNet solution empowers users to achieve greater mobility in live production environments, including studios, arenas and other live event facilities, and linked OB van setups. The WAN capabilities integrated into the real-time media network also reduce the complexity of live broadcasting and assure straightforward signal distribution with maximum independence.

Riedel’s MediorNet system combines signal transport, routing, signal processing, and conversion into one integrated real-time network solution, now with WAN capabilities. With this network for video, audio, data, and communications, users can send any incoming signal to any output — or even to multiple outputs — with just a mouse-click or, even more conveniently, by using a router control system. Supporting forward error correction (FEC), retransmission management (RTM), and dynamic bit rate management (DBRM), the Code One Transport Protocol (COTP) used by MediorNet H.264 encoders and decoders ensures that the public Internet can be used effectively for point-to-point transmission of professional audio and video.

Using Riedel Communications’ MediorWorks software, users can not only configure the WAN interface, but also handle a WAN signal connection as a trunk link and split a system in various subnets. Additional valuable functions available with the WAN-capable MediorNet system are JPEG2000 encoding and decoding for SDI and DVI I/O, as well as H.264 encoding and decoding for SDI. Two variations of the H.264 encoder and one of the JPEG2000 encoder allow users to select the processing capabilities that best suit their budgetary and operational requirements.

Further information about Riedel and the company’s products is available at www.riedel.net.

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About Riedel Communications
Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1987, the company now employs more than 400 people at 11 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

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Victor Baut Joins Atlona as National Sales Manager for Residential Accounts

SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 8, 2014 — Atlona(R), a leading AV distribution solutions provider, today announced it has hired Victor Baut as its national sales manager, residential. Baut will oversee Atlona’s residential sales throughout the United States and Canada.

“Because of his long history in the audio-visual market and demonstrated skill in so many aspects of the business — not to mention the industry relationships he has built over the years — Victor will be an invaluable asset to us,” said Matt Bute, director of global sales for Atlona. “His technical expertise, training experience, and reputation for building partnerships will be especially helpful in motivating the sales force and helping them to educate customers.”

Baut began his career as a system designer, installer, and salesperson at one of the country’s preeminent custom installation houses. Since then he has played many roles within the industry, including sales manager for in-wall speaker manufacturer SpeakerCraft(R) and national distribution manager for its parent organization, Core Brands(R). He has also been a trainer for Monster Cable.

More information about Atlona’s complete product line may be found at www.atlona.com.

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About Atlona(R)
Atlona(R) is a leading provider of innovative, reliable AV and IT distribution and connectivity solutions. Since 2003, the company has been designing and engineering award-winning products for a diverse range of residential and commercial AV and IT markets, including education, business, government, entertainment, and healthcare.

Atlona’s products and services enable system designers, integrators, consultants, and installers to simplify installation, minimize maintenance, and maximize the versatility of premier automated control solutions. Atlona’s vision is simple: deliver customer-driven products designed and developed with the features, performance, and reliability that industry leaders demand; and deliver the best value in the industry.

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

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MultiDyne Increases Interoperability and Flexibility for Fiber Transport Applications With The Dingo

New Platform Provides Seamless Communication Between openGear Cards and MultiDyne Field Fiber Solutions, Streamlining Fiber Transport Operations

LAS VEGAS — April 7, 2014 — MultiDyne(R), a leading provider of fiber-optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, today announced The Dingo(TM), a new fiber transport platform that enables interoperability between portable and fixed infrastructure equipment, bringing unprecedented flexibility to the field of fiber transport. Available in three compatible formats, The Dingo platform offers seamless communication between openGear(R) products and other fiber transport equipment — both in the studio or truck and in the field, streamlining fiber transport operations.

“The Dingo provides professional camera operators with a versatile fiber transport solution that supports every single possible scenario in the most ergonomic and elegant manner possible,” said Frank Jachetta, president of MultiDyne. “At the 2014 NAB Show, we’ll demonstrate the unique capabilities of The Dingo, including its interoperability, rich feature set, and an advanced design that suits any and all fiber transport applications.”

Featuring a flexible, elegant design, The Dingo supports a wide range of camera signals — including 3G HD-SDI, composite video, analog or digital audio with cross conversion, intercom, serial data, and Gigabit Ethernet — over a single fiber-optic cable. The platform is available in three interoperable formats: as an openGear compatible card that offers simple network management protocol and power redundancy in a single hot-swappable card; a portable, black box that makes a great addition to the MultiDyne LightBrix throwdown line; or as a smaller personality card for The BullDog(TM), LiGHTBoX(R), and LiGHTCuBE(R) product lines from MultiDyne.

The Dingo supports a variety of applications including broadcast, A/V, sports, OB, ENG, POV, and multicamera shoots, making it the ideal solution for professional camera operators, as well as field and facility infrastructure.

More information about the company’s products is available at www.multidyne.com.

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About MultiDyne(R) (www.multidyne.com)
For more than 30 years, MultiDyne(R) has been a leading provider of innovative video and fiber-optic-based transport systems for the broadcast, cable, satellite, production, digital cinema, pro A/V, corporate, retail, surveillance, teleconferencing, judicial arraignment, transportation, government, military, and healthcare markets. MultiDyne’s fiber-optic transport systems for video, SDI, 3G HD, DVB/ASI, VGA, DVI, HDMI, audio, AES, Ethernet, data, CATV, as well as the company’s other broadcast accessories are used worldwide by such industry leaders as ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, RAI, BBC, and the U.S. Department of Transportation. MultiDyne provides a seven-year warranty on its core product line. For more information, call MultiDyne at 1-877-MULTIDYNE or 1-516-671-7278, visit the company’s website at www.multidyne.com, or send an email to sales@multidyne.com.

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Cinnafilm and Wohler Set Standard for File-Based Media Retiming With Release of Tachyon Wormhole

LAS VEGAS — April 7, 2014 — Cinnafilm(R) and Wohler Technologies today announced the release of 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. Based on Cinnafilm’s popular Tachyon Standards Transcoding(TM) plug-in for the Wohler RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform(TM), Tachyon Wormhole gives time back to broadcasters, allowing them to realize new revenue opportunities without materially altering the viewer’s experience of their media assets.

“Tachyon Wormhole allows users to eliminate nearly $500,000 worth of specialized hardware with a single server equipped with two graphics cards, at a price that is a fraction of the cost of the baseband hardware it is replacing,” said Ernie Sanchez, chief operations officer of Cinnafilm. “Never before has a single commodity-hardware-based solution replaced so many pieces of dedicated SDI hardware.”

Wohler’s RadiantGrid software platform serves as the processing framework for the Tachyon Wormhole appliance. Equipped with powerful NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, the technology also facilitates retiming of closed captioning data and integration of audio retiming into the Cinnafilm Tachyon Wormhole video processing workflow. The turnkey Tachyon Wormhole system can process up to two HD streams in real time, handles unlimited channels of audio, and resynchronizes CEA-608 and -708 and SMPTE 436M and 360M caption data. Users simply select their target run time by choosing a specific length or by entering a percentage adjustment.

In addition to enabling automated retiming, Tachyon Wormhole also offers all of the features/functionality of the award-winning Tachyon Standards Transcoding Appliance. The features and functionality include 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.

“Transcoding is a cost of doing business for broadcasters and cable providers, and Tachyon Wormhole transforms that cost of doing business into an immediate source of revenue generation,” added Craig Newbury, vice president sales for Wohler’s RadiantGrid business line. “In leveraging the power of the RadiantGrid platform, the ROI for Tachyon Wormhole is incredibly fast, and in some installations the appliance will pay for itself in its first week of operation.”

Tachyon Wormhole is available for purchase from Cinnafilm and its resellers. More information about Cinnafilm and Tachyon Wormhole is available at http://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 Wohler RadiantGrid(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 with the creation of the industry’s first in-rack audio, video, and data monitoring products, and it continues today through the company’s development of signal management and monitoring solutions for video, audio, and captioning applications. Wohler’s RadiantGrid(TM) platform extends the company’s award-winning product lines to include solutions for efficient file-based content creation and distribution, quality control, accelerated transcoding, and standards conversion. Together, Wohler’s advanced file-based solutions and proven, cost-effective confidence monitoring and content management products ensure high-quality media production across any platform and delivery to any device. More information about Wohler and RadiantGrid products is available at www.wohler.com.

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Forscene Integrates With Sony Wireless Camera Adapter to Reduce Lag Time Between Shoot and Edit

First Use of Integrated Workflow by Maverick TV on Show Commissioned by Channel 4

LONDON — April 7, 2014 — Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM:FBT), the AIM-quoted owner and developer of the market-leading cloud video platform Forscene, announced today that it has created a professional workflow using Sony’s new CBK-WA100 wireless adapter for Sony cameras.

Forbidden worked together with Sony to create a new integrated workflow and to provide a professional broadcast test case. This new workflow allows production crews to upload content directly from the Sony camera over a wireless LAN to the Forscene cloud, eliminating any delay between the shoot and post-production. Forbidden client Maverick TV is the first to use this new Forscene workflow integrated with Sony’s wireless adapter on a programme commissioned by Channel 4.

This integration is ideal for remote video production, especially reality-based, unscripted, or high-shoot-rate long-form programs. Having access to footage as it is being shot means that production teams can give feedback and direction to the location crew during the shoot, rather than having to wait for media to be uploaded at the end of the day or sent on drives from the location to the production centre.

“Production teams are becoming more and more dispersed, with remote crews needing to submit content to centralized post facilities from all over the world. The ability to get the content from the camera to the edit point quickly and efficiently is an important part of video production, and Forscene lends itself perfectly to such a workflow,” said Greg Hirst, business development director, Forbidden Technologies plc. “Forbidden has a reputation for being able to integrate easily and has established cloud-based post-production clients. The deployment at Maverick is a demonstrable use case for Sony’s wireless adapter in a cloud post environment, and the fact that Maverick is using it on a real-world production further proves the viability of the workflow.”

Crew in the field control the camera adapter from a smartphone or tablet, selecting content to upload directly from the camera to the Forscene cloud. Forscene reads the proxy in XAVC(TM) format, transcodes it and loads it into the user’s Forscene account. The material is immediately available in Forscene for production teams to review, log, edit, and give feedback to the on-location crew. At the same time, directors in the field can log in to their Forscene accounts to view and begin putting rough cuts together from anywhere with an Internet connection. Clients then have the option of exporting an EDL to complete post and relink with the high-resolution material on their local storage or finishing in Forscene and publishing directly to distribution channels from high-resolution media stored in the Forscene cloud.

Maverick, part of production giant all3media and a long-time Forbidden client, is using the Sony wireless adapter and Forscene integrated workflow on an observational documentary that is currently in production for Channel 4.

Forbidden and Sony are demonstrating the new integrated workflow for long-form production at the 2014 NAB Show at the Sony booth C11001. In addition, at the Forbidden booth SL5305, Forbidden will demonstrate the new integrated workflow for Web distribution — including native content ingest to Forscene via the Sony adapter and post-production and publishing from Forscene.

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

XAVC is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

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About Forbidden Technologies plc
Forbidden Technologies plc is an award-winning technology company that develops and delivers cloud-based solutions for collaborative video post-production. Its flagship product, Forscene, is one of the world’s most advanced cloud-based video post-production platforms. Launched at IBC in 2004, Forscene has been used to log, edit, review, and publish more than 3 million hours of professional video content. 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 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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Forbidden Technologies Unveils New Brand Identity Based on Its Vision for Change

LONDON — April 7, 2014 — Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM:FBT), the AIM-quoted owner and developer of the market-leading cloud video platform Forscene, announced a new brand identity that reflects the evolution of its vision for the organisation and its role in the media industry. As remote productions become more common, production teams become more dispersed, and more people in multiple locations must feed the post-production process simultaneously, Forbidden has renewed its commitment to helping media makers change their vision of how they make media, how media is viewed, and of the media industry as a whole. In addition, this new brand identity will give Forbidden the opportunity to launch new products outside of broadcast and post-production.

“With the new brand, our mindset is focused on removing the barriers that challenge all media makers and ensure that now, the only thing forbidden’ is limitation itself,” said Greg Hirst, business development director, Forbidden Technologies plc. “That viewpoint is powering the development of Forscene and how it integrates into various workflows, enabling our customers to craft stories with the qualities their audiences want — global, real-time, multichannel, compelling — more quickly and flexibly than ever.”

Forscene is the world’s leading cloud-based video editing tool, and for more than ten years has been supporting media organisations in creating stories flexibly and easily. It provides professional post-production tools in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) package for all video industries, including broadcast post-production, news, and sport. Forscene takes advantage of cloud computing to enable the centralisation of material and collaboration in workflows. The result is the ability to connect from any Web browser and perform the full range of post-production functions using flexible monthly SaaS pricing.

Attendees of the 2014 NAB Show can experience the new brand identity — and learn more about the change in vision behind it — in Forbidden’s booth, SL5305.

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 Forbidden Technologies plc
Forbidden Technologies plc is an award-winning technology company that develops and delivers cloud-based solutions for collaborative video post-production. Its flagship product, Forscene, is one of the world’s most advanced cloud-based video post-production platforms. Launched at IBC in 2004, Forscene has been used to log, edit, review, and publish more than 3 million hours of professional video content. 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 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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Riedel Introduces Virtual Key Panel App for Artist Digital Matrix Intercom System

WUPPERTAL, Germany — April 7, 2014 — Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today unveiled a new app that enables use of compatible iOS, OS X(R), and Android devices as virtual key panels for the company’s acclaimed Artist digital matrix intercom system. Allowing users to turn their smartphones and tablets into full-featured 12-key virtual panels for any Artist system, the new app adds even greater flexibility to the already versatile intercom solution.

“The option of using smartphones and tablets as intercom interfaces is just one more compelling reason to work with our Artist intercom product,” said Christian Bockskopf, marketing and communications for Riedel Communications. “With this new key panel app, users on the move can maintain convenient control over their Artist systems at all times.”

Operating the app’s virtual key panel via the device’s touch-screen interface, users enjoy the same signaling capabilities as they would on Riedel’s 1000 Series wired control panel for Artist systems. Like the wired control panels, the new key panel app can be configured via Riedel’s Director software.

To facilitate mobile control over the Artist system through the new app, a VOIP-108 G2 card at the Artist frame converts eight Artist matrix ports into a compressed IP stream. To assure excellent audio quality at all times, users can choose between two modes — a high-quality mode with an audio bandwidth of 6 kHz, resulting in a data rate of less than 80 kBit/s (including panel data); and a low-traffic mode with 4 kHz audio bandwidth and a data rate of less than 40 kBit/s per channel (including panel data). The VOIP-108 G2 client card then communicates with the virtual panels via a WAN connection to a wireless network.

Riedel’s key panel app for Artist intercom systems is now available through the respective app stores for iOS, OS X, and Android devices.

Further information about Riedel and the company’s products is available at www.riedel.net.

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About Riedel Communications
Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1987, the company now employs more than 400 people at 11 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

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

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Riedel Enhances MediorNet Real-Time Media Network With MediorNet 2.0

WUPPERTAL, Germany — April 7, 2014 — Riedel Communications, a leading provider of real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that it will showcase the new functionality enabled by its MediorNet 2.0 update at the 2014 NAB Show. With this update for Riedel’s acclaimed MediorNet real-time media network, users realize added benefits, including full video router functionality, seamless interoperability with Studer consoles, EMBER+ implementation, and extended integration of the ProBel protocol.

“MediorNet 2.0 gives MediorNet users a flexible, easy-to-operate alternative to conventional video routers,” said Karsten Schragmann, product manager at Riedel Communications. “By incorporating tremendous routing capabilities right into the MediorNet frame, this firmware update enables users to lower their operations costs while reducing the volume and complexity of cabling required for audio and video signal transport.”

The MediorNet 2.0 update includes robust video router functionality with switching delays of less than 40 milliseconds, as well as high-speed rerouting that allows as many as 1,000 connections to be rerouted in less than a second. Simple drag-and-drop routing of multiple connections speeds configurations, and users now have the option to delete multiple selected connections at once. The firmware update also supports more than 65,000 ProBel crosspoints.

MediorNet 2.0 introduces Studer A-Link compatibility, which enables the MediorNet Modular frame to act as a decentralized audio router with a matrix size larger than 25,000² and fully redundant interfaces. At the same time, MediorNet fully supports EMBER+ for integration with other common control systems, such as VSM and KSC Commander. Because the update permits access to all MediorNet parameters and allows users to edit I/O settings and control all routing functions, users retain control over configuration options.

Additional features that come with MediorNet 2.0 include a timecode display that can be configured to the user’s preferred size and position, an LTC input, and sample rate conversion on both optical MADI ports of MediorNet Compact systems.

Further information about Riedel and the company’s products is available at www.riedel.net.

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About Riedel Communications
Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1987, the company now employs more than 400 people at 11 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

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

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Front Porch Digital Brings LYNX Cloud-Based Digital Media Service to Canada

Leader in Content Storage Management Solutions Offers First Object-Based, Big-Data Private Cloud Storage Service Based in Canada

LAFAYETTE, Colo. — April 5, 2014 — Front Porch Digital, the global leader in cloud-based content storage management (CSM) solutions, today announced it has expanded its LYNX(SM) cloud-based CSM platform into Canada with the launch of a new private LYNX superhub located in Ontario. The superhub has multiple backbone connections to all of the country’s major production centers including Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver.

LYNX is designed from the ground up as a scalable, secure, high-performance private cloud-based storage service for media organizations but is also flexible enough to address enterprise, government, medical imaging, oil and gas, and many other sectors.

“Ours is the first object-centric, big-data storage service to launch in Canada, and it has broad appeal beyond media and entertainment. The importance of serving the Canadian market and its specific requirements cannot be understated,” said Brian Campanotti, chief technology officer at Front Porch Digital. “We have had a very long and successful presence in Canada, with more than 25 of our DIVArchive CSM systems currently storing and protecting close to 30 PB of content, and installations at every major media organization. In addition to serving the special requirements of the Canadian market, this new LYNX superhub is attractive to our U.S. and Mexico customers looking to add geopolitical diversity to their SLA offerings. LYNX has been very successful in other regions including the U.S. and EU, and we are excited to extend the reach of our cloud services into Canada.”

The LYNX platform is the first enterprise-level CSM-as-a-Service offering to embrace and fully leverage the cloud. It is tuned for large file-based collections and leverages AXF as an open standard for object-based transport, storage, protection, and preservation. LYNX is available as a private cloud-only service or as a hybrid of on-premise and cloud-based storage and integration solutions.

With the ability to scale from 50 TB of storage to multiple petabytes with near-immediate and protected access to all assets, LYNX services are available at a fraction of the cost of competing solutions and offer more robust service level agreements (SLAs). Base-level SLAs for LYNX include redundant copies of all data transferred to the Front Porch Digital private data center; encrypted and UDP-accelerated WAN/private connectivity; automatic proxy generation for all media content; and a Web-based, secure, SaaS-based media asset management interface for content browsing, searching, and access. LYNX also provides all of the features, functionality, and deep device integration offered by Front Porch Digital’s market-leading DIVArchive(R) on-premises CSM solution.

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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Harmonic Partners With Encoding.com on Cloud-Based Transcoding Service for Professional Video Applications

Powered by ProMedia Carbon and Operated by Encoding.com, New Service Offers Greater Flexibility for Broadcast-Quality Video Transcoding

SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 7, 2014 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, has teamed up with Encoding.com, the world’s largest video transcoding service, to offer a highly flexible, cloud-based transcoding service that provides superior video quality, robust format support, and the flexibility of a feature-rich web application. Available as either a pure cloud-based or integrated cloud-burst offering, the new service provides content creators, service providers, and media professionals with an unlimited cloud capacity for converting broadcast-quality video content into virtually any standard media format, including HEVC, utilizing a pay-per-use business model for optimizing costs.

“Through the virtualization of data centers and cloud-based transcoding, we’re able to provide service providers and media professionals with a flexible, scalable and, most importantly, affordable strategy for media processing and multiscreen delivery while offering amazing video quality,” said Yoav Derazon, director of product management for cloud services and transcoding, Harmonic. “With this Encoding.com service, Harmonic customers can simplify operations by using their existing presets and profiles either locally or in the cloud, as well as seamlessly divert workloads to local processing or the cloud as needed, thereby speeding up the transcoding process and controlling costs by allocating workloads dynamically.”

Harnessing the pure cloud-based service, users can achieve specialized professional media workflow capabilities (e.g., production, playout, DRM, etc.) without actually operating any equipment. By allowing users to rely on existing ProMedia(R) Carbon presets, without having to redefine the settings, the pure cloud-based solution operated by Encoding.com offers exceptional video quality.

Designed for existing Harmonic customers utilizing ProMedia Carbon with a WFS(TM) file-based workflow engine, the cloud-burst service enables users to affordably address fluctuating transcoding volume requirements by giving them access to an unlimited cloud capacity without requiring additional infrastructure equipment. Operation is seamless; users can simply divert workloads to a watch folder that is routed to the Encoding.com cloud. Armed with the ability to burst to the cloud, users can significantly reduce content turnaround time from source to target.

As the leader in cloud-based media processing, Encoding.com not only offers Harmonic ProMedia Carbon customers a dynamically scalable and affordable burst solution while maintaining existing profiles, but also enables a powerful suite of workflow features for DRM, caption conversion, video hosting, watermarking, and more.

“With this partnership, we are combining the best in on-premise encoding solutions with the best in cloud-based media processing,” said Jeff Malkin, president at Encoding.com. “ProMedia Carbon implemented within the Encoding.com platform empowers customers to generate best-in-breed quality videos while leveraging the elastic capacity of the cloud and the flexibility to maintain workflow requirements in the ever-changing broadcast and multiscreen video landscape.”

Further information about Harmonic and the company’s products is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

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About Encoding.com
Encoding.com is the world’s largest video encoding service, powering video transcoding for 3,000+ leading companies across media and entertainment, eLearning, retail, telecommunications, lifestyle, and advertising. Blending an affordable SaaS model with sophisticated integrations on public and private cloud computing platforms, Encoding.com enables publishers and developers to instantly scale without expensive infrastructure investments. Encoding.com supports all popular broadcast, IPTV, web, and mobile formats, accelerating processing for optimized delivery to every device. With more than 60 million successful encodes, Encoding.com is the only cloud media service to offer an SLA for performance, so its customers can focus on what they do best. Encoding.com is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. with offices in Aspen, Colo. and St. Petersburg, Russia. For the latest news from Encoding.com, follow them on Twitter @encodingdotcom.

About Harmonic
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) is the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure for emerging television and video services. The company’s production-ready innovation enables content and service providers to efficiently create, prepare, and deliver differentiated services for television and new media video platforms. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements related to the anticipated capabilities and benefits of Harmonic’s ProMedia(R) Carbon and WFS(TM) products. Our expectations and beliefs regarding these matters may not materialize and are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the possibility that the products do not meet some or all of their anticipated capabilities or provide some or all of their anticipated benefits, such as flexibility, scalability, affordability, simplification of operations, cost control, significant reduction in content turn-around time, and the delivery of amazing video quality.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, such as those more fully described in Harmonic’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec.31, 2013, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and its Current Reports on Form 8-K. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Harmonic as of the date hereof, and Harmonic disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

EDITOR’S NOTE – Product and company names used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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