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All India Radio Takes New NETIA Radio-Assist Software Live at New Delhi Headquarters and 48 Stations Across India

CLARET, France — Nov. 18, 2014 — NETIA today announced that All India Radio (AIR), the national radio broadcaster of India and a division of Prasar Bharati group, has taken its new Radio-Assist(TM) digital audio software suite live on more than 1,300 workstations to support its national broadcast facility and 48 local stations. Through this installation, coordinated by Delhi-based systems integrator Progressive Infotech, NETIA software has effectively been deployed in every major city across India, enabling AIR to tailor and deliver informative, educational, and entertaining programming to listeners throughout the country.

“The work performed by Progressive Infotech and NETIA ensured that the Radio-Assist deployment met the demanding requirements of geographically distributed operations, as well as the challenges of providing content that engages AIR listeners across a large and diverse audience,” said Gulshan Kharbanda, chief technology officer at Progressive Infotech. “We believe this project represented a significant improvement in AIR’s production and broadcast capabilities, and we are confident that they can build on these capabilities to enrich the on-air product for their many listeners.”

AIR, the sister service to national television broadcaster Doordarshan, is one of the world’s largest radio networks with respect to the number of broadcast languages it offers and the socio-economic and cultural diversity of its audience. The broadcaster’s home service comprises 277 stations located across the country, reaching nearly 92 percent of the country’s area and 99 percent of the total population. At AIR headquarters in New Delhi, the NETIA Radio-Assist deployment streamlines the broadcaster production and customization of services to address the language and culture of each listening area.

Radio-Assist covers each part of the production and broadcast workflow, allowing users across AIR stations to record, edit, or prepare a playlist. In addition to browse and publishing tools for full multimedia functionality, the software features tools for acquisition, archiving, audio editing, commercial and music production, newsroom systems, scheduling, broadcasting, and administration. Thanks to its Unicode compatibility, the NETIA software makes it easier for AIR to broadcast its programming in over 20 different languages and numerous dialects.

NETIA worked closely with Progressive Infotech throughout the project, providing training and support, as well as on-the-ground assistance at critical sites in Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata.

“The size of this Radio-Assist implementation is truly remarkable, and it demonstrates the extent to which NETIA software can scale in supporting highly efficient radio production and broadcasting, despite the challenges of multilingual broadcasting across a massive geographic area,” said Benjamin Schvent, head of Asia-Pacific operations at NETIA. “The system running live now at AIR is an excellent model of the modern large-scale radio broadcasting operation.”

More information about NETIA and its product portfolio is available at www.netia.com.

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About NETIA
NETIA, a Globecast company and part of Orange, is a leading provider of software solutions that enable efficient management and delivery of audiovisual content to today’s full array of media platforms. Relied on by more than 15,000 users in 200 installations in more than 40 countries, NETIA solutions allow content producers and owners to manage content from ingest to delivery, targeting multiplatform outlets including the Internet, VOD, IPTV services, and mobile devices.

NETIA provides radio automation, media asset, and workflow management solutions to major radio and television brands and to multimedia groups around the world. Clients include The Associated Press, ABC News Radio Network, WestwoodOne, Radio Globo in Brazil, RTM in Malaysia, SBS and ABC in Australia, MediaCorp Singapore, RAI Italy, RTL France, Radio France, RTBF in Belgium, and France Televisions. NETIA has its headquarters in France, with offices in the United States, Paris, Rome, Moscow, and Singapore, in addition to a global network of professional distribution partners.

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Calrec Installation in South Africa Marks Milestone Success for Summa Audio Console

South Africa’s SuperSport Outside Broadcast Purchases 19th and 20th Summa Consoles

HEBDEN BRIDGE, U.K. — Nov. 13, 2014 — Calrec Audio today announced that it has sold its 20th Summa audio console, the newest in its lineup of advanced digital audio consoles. Since July, Calrec has been delivering Summa desks into the U.S., China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Turkey, Italy, South Africa, South Korea, and Kuwait. The most recent two Summa sales were made to SuperSport Outside Broadcast in South Africa.

Having standardized its fleet of large OB trucks on Calrec, SuperSport is installing the two Summa consoles to replace the other audio desks in its smaller OB-7 and OB-8 units. The small OB trucks will be used for sports coverage throughout South Africa.

“OB vans are becoming more and more sophisticated, and space is always an issue, but perhaps even more so in small units. They must be able to deliver the same level of quality as their larger counterparts in a smaller footprint,” said Johan van Tonder, technical operations manager at SuperSport Outside Broadcast. “We trust our entire fleet of large trucks to Calrec, and now that the Summa desk is available, we can take advantage of the Calrec benefits in our small OB vans as well.”

“Our customers and other broadcasters were asking for a console that was every bit as robust as our Apollo and Artemis consoles, but with a smaller surface, fewer resources, and an intuitive GUI with a small learning curve. That was the motivation behind the Summa console,” said Calrec’s international sales manager, Anthony Harrison. “The fact that we’ve delivered 20 of them since July tells us that demand is high for a more compact alternative to our other popular consoles. Progressive broadcasters like SuperSport, our first Summa customer in South Africa, are helping Calrec to gain a foothold in the market for small OB units.”

Launched in September 2013 with a 180-channel capacity, Summa is now also available in a 128-channel version as an alternative for broadcasters who do not require the larger channel count of the original Summa console. Both versions offer broadcast-focused facilities presented on a straightforward control surface with a highly intuitive GUI, making it suitable for a broad range of operator levels. Operators control the console via a 17-inch multitouch screen inspired by familiar tablet technology using established finger gestures. Summa 128 has been designed for live broadcast applications with a clear focus on ease of operation, allowing fast and easy access to controls to make it easy to create engrossing broadcast audio. On Summa, even complex workflow tasks such as creating mix-minus feeds are simplified.

The console uses Calrec’s award-winning Bluefin2 technology at its core, along with the same Hydra2 router technology that is integral to Calrec’s other Bluefin2 consoles — technologies that are in use 24 hours a day at hundreds of facilities around the globe.

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

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

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Photo Caption: The Calrec Summa console installed in one of SuperSport’s OB trucks.

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Photo Caption: Thembinkosi Nala of SuperSport assigns DSP channels to faders on the Summa audio console.

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NUGEN Audio Donates VisLM Licenses to 41 NaSTA Student Stations

Loudness Metering Plug-Ins Help Prepare Members of U.K.’s Student Television Association for Demands of Professional Audio Editing

LEEDS, U.K. — Nov. 13, 2014 — NUGEN Audio today announced that it has supplied licenses of VisLM, the company’s industry-leading loudness metering plug-in, to 41 student television stations throughout the U.K. All members of the National Student Television Association (NaSTA), the student stations will use the plug-ins to help them comply with the European Broadcasting Union’s EBUR128 loudness recommendations, and also as a training tool for students to gain loudness monitoring experience in preparation for professional careers.

“People usually think of television as a visual medium, but they are more likely to notice flawed audio. Therefore, it’s critical that broadcast sound be flawless, not only to meet regulations but also to provide the best possible experience for viewers,” said Mitchell Perry, NaSTA marketing officer. “With its generous sponsorship, NUGEN Audio is giving our student members an opportunity that is simply not available in most of the U.K.’s television production courses: a chance to learn about loudness management and how to edit sound according to industry standards. After working with VisLM, students will be able to add another valuable skill to their CVs and increase their employability.”

VisLM is an intuitive, standard-compliant tool for measuring, comparing, and contrasting loudness during production, broadcast, post-production, and quality assurance, on the fly or after the fact, for entire sections of audio. With detailed, objective loudness measurement, history, and logging facilities, VisLM supports ITU, ATSC, EBU, and Game Audio standards to ensure loudness compliance for titles to be distributed virtually anywhere in the world.

NaSTA distributed the VisLM licenses to student stations throughout its network in Scotland, England, and Wales. VisLM is in use daily by on-campus television stations to create and edit programs ranging from major events and sports matches to coverage of student elections.

“For more than 40 years, NaSTA has played a lead role in supporting, promoting, and representing student television in the U.K.,” said Jon Schorah, founder and creative director, NUGEN Audio. “It is our pleasure to assist NaSTA in this effort, and it’s gratifying to know that our technology is helping these future television professionals develop the skills they need to be successful.”

Information about VisLM and other NUGEN Audio products is available at www.nugenaudio.com.

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About NaSTA
The National Student Television Association (NaSTA) is the representative body for student television in the U.K. since 1973. NaSTA exists to draw new and existing student television stations together, to form a network of like-minded individuals who all aim to be involved with the media industry, and to help build connections not only in the student community, but with industry professionals. In addition, workshops and conferences are created to help NaSTA members progress into the media industry.

About NUGEN Audio
NUGEN Audio’s award-winning tools for audio analysis, loudness metering, mixing/mastering, and tracking are used by the world’s top names in music production, broadcast, and post-production. For audio professionals, NUGEN Audio’s mix and mastering products offer market-leading fidelity and unrestricted creativity in every situation, providing an easy, direct, and natural way to work with sound. NUGEN Audio tools have become critical for some of the biggest names in the industry including Michael Brauer (Coldplay, The Rolling Stones), Robbie Bronnimann (Chicane, Paul Van Dyk), and Mr. Mig (Beyonce, Akon). For more information, visit www.nugenaudio.com.

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Expanded Riedel Artist Intercom System Enables Robust VOIP Communications for Scottish Referendum Broadcast

Artist System at Pacific Quay Broadcast Center Augmented to Facilitate Cost-Effective Communications Among OB Sites Across the United Kingdom

WUPPERTAL, Germany — Nov. 13, 2014 — Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that BBC Scotland used a Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom system along with the broadcaster’s most extensive IP deployment to date to support communications for its Scottish Referendum broadcast. By augmenting and expanding the building-wide Riedel system used for day-to-day business at its Pacific Quay facilities in Glasgow, the broadcaster was able to establish effective VOIP communications among outside broadcast venues across the United Kingdom.

The Riedel Artist deployment allowed BBC Scotland to employ VOIP panels from London to Shetland, all connected to its Glasgow facilities, in a versatile alternative to using ISDN lines. A preassembled and pretested integrated kit provided straightforward plug-and-play operation at each OB site. This reduced the time and complexity of on-site set up and configuration. This approach provided much greater functionality at each OB location, where the dual-channel panel made it easy for users to speak to key technical staff back at Pacific Quay.

The Artist system included 32 Riedel Artist panels for VOIP communications to OB locations in Scotland and another eight connecting a remote switching hub in London; a pair of four-wires converted to IP for a VOIP connection to an OB at Holyrood, home to the Scottish Parliament; nine commentator panels for radio reports; and two virtual panels for communications with the IT support team. With support from Riedel engineers, the BBC was able to integrate extra panels and cards and perform the necessary programming to increase the capacity and functionality of the Pacific Quay Artist system without disrupting its ongoing broadcast operations. The fully integrated kits used at each OB site featured a modem, router, Riedel Connect IPx audio-over-IP interface, desktop panel, headset, and input and output leads, all packaged in a flight case optimized for field deployment.

“The BBC has relied on our Artist system for daily operations for quite some time now, and we worked closely with the Pacific Quay IT and technology team to ensure a smooth extension of this system to accommodate comprehensive coverage of the Scottish Referendum,” said Paul Rivens, U.K. general manager at Riedel. “The resulting communications system supported a rich and dynamic broadcast program for this historic event.”

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 350 people at 12 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

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Forbidden Hires Jeff Krebs as Regional Manager for Canada and Eastern U.S.

LONDON — Nov. 12, 2014 — Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT), the AIM-quoted owner and developer of the market-leading cloud video platform Forscene, announced today that Jeff Krebs has joined the team as regional manager for Canada and the Eastern U.S. In that role, Krebs will be responsible for sales and training as well as continued involvement in the development of new workflow initiatives based on cloud infrastructures.

“Jeff is professional and engaging, not to mention experienced across a range of technologies in broadcast media and hardware/software environments, so he was the perfect choice to oversee client relationships in this important region,” said Greg Hirst, president, North America, at Forbidden Technologies plc. “We were especially drawn to his background in video editing and workflow design, which will be a real benefit to our clients.”

Krebs comes to Forbidden from Eyeon Software, where he held several positions across a range of functions from sales and marketing to content production. As director of products, he boosted sales in an existing saturated market and created new opportunities in the broadcast market. As a workflow designer and editor, he worked with filmmaker and legendary special-effects guru Douglas Trumbull on “UFOTOG,” the world’s first 120 fps, 4K stereoscopic film, which was recently screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. Krebs designed an editorial pipeline for Trumbull that transitioned the director to an Avid/Eyeon pipeline using unique playout and projection methods. Before Eyeon, Krebs had a long career in post-production, visual effects, and interface design, and was the founder and president of the Toronto HD post-production boutique Serial Digital Post.

Krebs is based in Toronto and reports to Brian Boring, general manager, North America at Forbidden.

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 delivers high-performance cloud video services for media makers and broadcasters. Its flagship product, Forscene, is the world’s most advanced cloud-based video post-production platform, powering entirely new workflows from creation to delivery. Quoted on the London Stock Exchange, Forbidden partners with high-profile media and technology companies to complement its cloud infrastructure and provide greater value and efficiency to its clients.

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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BenQ Introduces Market’s First TI DLP(R) Projector With True-to-Life sRGB Color Accuracy

Colorific(TM) HC1200 Delivers Industry Standard sRGB Color Precision and Doubles ANSI Contrast Levels for More Accurate, Crisp, and Long-Lasting Image Quality

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Nov. 13, 2014 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions and the No. 1-selling projector brand powered by TI DLP(R) technology in The Americas(1), today introduced the newest addition to its stunning, high-brightness Colorific(TM) professional and home theater projector lineup: the HC1200. BenQ’s new HC1200 is purpose-built to follow the sRGB (standard Red, Green, Blue) industry color standard — a well-known and widely used guideline for color accuracy in smartphones, monitors, cameras and printers, and throughout the Internet. more

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Scott Kelley Joins RTI as Vice President of Sales and Marketing

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Nov. 13, 2014 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) is pleased to announce that Scott Kelley is joining the company as vice president of sales and marketing. In his new position, Kelley will be responsible for RTI’s global sales and marketing organization, with a focus on growing RTI to the next level and driving increased brand awareness in the consumer and commercial markets. His extensive background in technology and engineering, coupled with his sales and marketing expertise, will allow Kelley to optimize the value chain by connecting with RTI’s distributors, dealers, and end users, and incorporating their valuable feedback into the company’s product roadmap. more

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QUANTUM’S NEW STORNEXT PRO FOUNDATION BRINGS HIGH-PERFORMANCE WORKFLOW STORAGE TO SMALLER WORKGROUPS

Latest StorNext Pro Solution Provides Low-Cost, Integrated Shared Storage with Full Xsan Client Compatibility

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Nov. 11, 2014 — Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) has extended its line of high-performance StorNext Pro(TM) Solutions with the introduction of StorNext Pro Foundation, a low-cost, integrated shared storage system designed specifically for smaller workgroups. Built on proven StorNext 5 collaboration and workflow software, StorNext Pro Foundation brings the capabilities of Quantum’s award-winning StorNext Pro Solutions to a new audience of media professionals in post and broadcast as well as those managing corporate and government video.

[Learn about the full family of StorNext Pro Solutions: www.stornext.com/solutions/stornextpro]

Complete, High-Performance Solution
* Ready to deploy within new or existing networks, StorNext Pro Foundation gives smaller production workgroups a high-performance, attractively priced solution for managing content from ingest to delivery to archive.
* The underlying StorNext 5 platform enables extreme versatility to ensure that, as customers’ workflows evolve, the solution will provide the power to meet their needs for content ingest from multiple sources, collaborative content creation, on-time delivery in any format and content preservation for future monetization.

Full Xsan Compatibility
* StorNext Pro Foundation provides full Xsan compatibility, enabling smaller workgroups — such as ad agencies, corporate video production departments and houses of worship that create significant amounts of video — to refresh or upgrade their Xsan storage environments.
* Current StorNext(R) users can also leverage StorNext Pro Foundation to add smaller workgroups for graphics, rendering and EFX.

Configurations and Support
* StorNext Pro Foundation comes in either 48TB or 96TB configurations, which respectively support five and seven simultaneous Xsan/Windows/Linux SAN clients, including two Windows/Linux SAN clients as core system components.
* Either configuration can support up to four file systems (volumes) comprising 100 million files.
* The 48TB configuration is upgradable to 96TB.
* Customers have the option of purchasing a StorNext AEL500 tape archive with either the 48TB or the 96TB configuration.
* StorNext Pro Foundation includes one year of Quantum support with 30-minute phone response.

Availability
StorNext Pro Foundation is immediately available through select resellers.

Supporting Quotes
Dave Van Hoy, President, Advanced Systems Group
“StorNext Pro Foundation is a great solution for smaller workgroups. It delivers the power of Quantum’s StorNext 5 software in a complete and Xsan-compatible system designed specifically for small workgroups, providing optimized performance, reliability and service.”

Alex Grossman, Vice President, Media and Entertainment, Quantum
“Like those in larger organizations, media professionals in smaller workgroups need a high-performance storage platform that enables them to create, share and fully leverage their content, but one that is tailored to them. That’s why we developed StorNext Pro Foundation — these workgroups can now benefit from the same award-winning technology used by top media companies worldwide to meet their operational and business needs.”

Additional Resources
* For more information on StorNext 5: www.stornext.com
* Read about managing corporate video more effectively: www.quantum.com/CorporateVideo

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About Quantum
Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out storage, archive and data protection. The company’s StorNext 5 platform powers modern high-performance workflows, enabling fluid, real-time collaboration and keeping content readily accessible for future use and re-monetization. More than 100,000 customers have trusted Quantum to address their most demanding content workflow needs, including top studios, major broadcasters and cutting-edge content creators. With Quantum, customers can Be Certain(TM) they have the end-to-end storage foundation they need to manage assets from ingest through finishing, and into delivery and long-term preservation. See how at www.stornext.com.

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“Safe Harbor” Statement: This press release contains “forward-looking” statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Specifically, but without limitation, statements relating to 1) benefits and value to customers from using StorNext Pro Solutions, including StorNext Pro Foundation and StorNext 5 software and 2) customer demand for and Quantum’s future revenue from such solutions, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Quantum on the date hereof. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Quantum’s actual results to differ materially from those implied by the forward-looking statements. More detailed information about these risk factors are set forth in Quantum’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled “Risk Factors,” in Quantum’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 7, 2014 and in Quantum’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 6, 2014, especially those risks listed in this section under the headings “Our operating results depend on a limited number of products and on new product introductions, which may not be successful, in which case our business, financial condition and operating results may be materially and adversely affected.” Quantum expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

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OneRepublic FOH Engineer Solves Live Recording Challenge With Sonnet Fusion F3 RAID Storage System

System’s High Capacity and Its Rugged and Vibration-Proof Design Enable Recording of 112 Tracks at 96kHz for Future Re-use and Virtual Sound Checks

IRVINE, Calif. — Nov. 11, 2014 – Sonnet Technologies today announced that its rugged and portable Fusion(TM) F3 two-drive RAID storage system is enabling a live recording workflow for OneRepublic’s current “Native” tour. With the ability to store up to 6TB of content on dual shock-isolated hard drives, the Fusion F3 reliably captures more than 100 tracks of audio from the band’s nightly performances, recorded at 96kHz resolution.

OneRepublic is beginning the third European leg of its “Native” tour, which began almost two years ago and so far has visited close to 200 venues in Europe and North America. Like any high-profile touring musical act, OneRepublic needs the ability to make a high-fidelity recording of each performance — both to create an archive for future recordings and live releases, and to enable the band to perform virtual sound checks. However, the OneRepublic sound crew was challenged to find a high-capacity storage solution that could stand up to the rigors of touring, as well as the extensive vibration created by OneRepublic’s characteristic low-end-heavy sound.

“Until we discovered the Fusion F3, we had tried several other external storage solutions. As soon as the bass sounds began to crank up, other units would just freeze. It was very frustrating to produce a great show and not be able to record it because the hard drive couldn’t keep up,” said Zito, the renowned front-of-house (FOH) engineer for OneRepublic and owner/operator of Zito Production Services. “Whether it’s rack-mounted or simply sitting on top of a hollow touring case, which can amplify the vibration, Sonnet Technologies’ Fusion F3 is able to handle the very large track count at 96k and the extreme bass energy without missing a beat. The Fusion F3 is an invaluable asset to our operation.”

To produce each OneRepublic performance, Zito uses the state-of-the-art DiGiCo SD7 audio mixing consoles, which together provide the necessary inputs and outputs to support the required 112 channels at 96k. For live recording, two DiGiGrid MGB MADI interfaces convert the MADI output to a network signal for input to a MacBook Pro(R) running Cubase recording software. A Thunderbolt(TM) chassis receives the recorded output via a Thunderbolt connection from the computer and converts it through a Thunderbolt-to-eSATA adapter, which in turn connects to one of the four interface options on the Fusion F3. Configured in RAID 0 mode, the storage system is able to sustain transfer rates of up to 200 MB/s, and its 6TB of memory means that Zito is able to record two to three nights of performances before having to transfer the content to secondary drives.

Each of the Fusion F3′s drives is mounted on its own multi-axis shock/vibration isolation sled to virtually eliminate vibration-related problems such as missed seek operations and cross-coupled vibration. Coupled with the system’s rugged aluminum and steel outer case construction, this configuration protects the drives and ensures reliable operation.

For a virtual sound check, the DiGiGrid MGB console receives recorded content back from the Fusion F3 via MADI. A relatively new concept, the virtual sound check is a powerful capability for large touring productions that change venues almost daily. By playing back the recording of the previous night’s performance, Zito can work with the band to fine-tune the mixing console settings for the next show and produce the ideal sound for each venue. The approach saves time and increases accuracy because the performance recording is the best source material available short of the actual performance.

“Virtual sound checks were unfathomable 10 years ago, but they are becoming more and more in demand by artists as a way to make sure that FOH is translating the performance correctly to the audience,” Zito said. “Of course, it’s imperative to have a reliable recording system to accomplish this; we would not be able to do it without the Fusion F3.”

“As FOH engineer for one of the top touring bands in the music industry, Zito is also one of the most dedicated. His commitment to ensuring that OneRepublic’s music is presented to the audience as the band intends it, by using only best-of-breed tools, is evident in the quality of each show,” said Greg LaPorte, vice president of sales and marketing at Sonnet Technologies. “The OneRepublic tour is exactly the type of application for which we designed the Fusion F3, and we are glad the system meets the band’s requirements for durability, reliability, recording capacity, and quality.”

More information on Sonnet and its products is available at www.sonnettech.com.

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About Sonnet Technologies
Sonnet Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of Thunderbolt(TM) 2-to-PCIe(R) card expansion systems, pro media readers, RAID storage systems, and storage, network, and other interface cards for pro users in the audio, video, and broadcast industries. Sonnet’s Thunderbolt expansion products enable the use of pro audio I/O and DSP cards, pro video capture and transcoding cards, network and storage interface cards, and other high-performance PCIe cards with Thunderbolt technology-enabled computers. For nearly 30 years Sonnet has pioneered and brought to market innovative and award-winning products that enhance the performance and connectivity of Mac(R), Windows(R), and other industry-standard computers. More information is available at www.sonnettech.com.

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Image Caption: Sonnet Fusion(TM) F3 Used for OneRepublic Tour

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Forbidden Inks Reseller Deal With Germany’s dve cross media

LONDON — Nov. 11, 2014 — Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT), the AIM-quoted owner and developer of the market-leading cloud video platform Forscene, today announced an agreement with Munich-based media-technology reseller dve cross media. Under the agreement, dve will resell the Forscene service to broadcasters, production and post-production studios, and others in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.

“The people behind dve have a long and respected history of selling media solutions not only to the broadcast industry, but to other industries as well, such as education, research, and automotive,” said Greg Hirst, business development director at Forbidden Technologies plc. “This deal gives us an opportunity to gain a broader reach into all markets in the region while working with an expert in the world of media-production software.”

One of the largest resellers of Avid software in Germany, dve also represents hardware and software brands such as Apple, Blackmagic, Facilis Technology, Quantel, and Snell. Clients include ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion, RTL2, Terra Mater Factual Studios/Red Bull Media House PLAZAMEDIA, and ARRI. Besides selling hardware and software, dve offers consulting, project planning, system integration, implementation, support, services, and training.

“It’s easy to see that the markets of the future will be cloud-based, not hardware-based, so we want to make sure we provide that type of solution for our clients,” said Michael Stein, managing director of dve. “Forscene has great potential with many of our clients, especially those who require remote workflows and collaboration between the shoot location and the post house.”

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 delivers high-performance cloud video services for media makers and broadcasters. Its flagship product, Forscene, is the world’s most advanced cloud-based video post-production platform, powering entirely new workflows from creation to delivery. Quoted on the London Stock Exchange, Forbidden partners with high-profile media and technology companies to complement its cloud infrastructure and provide greater value and efficiency to its clients.

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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