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Digital Alert Systems Expands Its Low-Cost EAS/CAP Systems With Two New Models for Low Power Stations

Designed for Low-Power Stations, New DASLC+ and DASLC+R Serve as Powerful All-in-One Solutions With Rich Functionality and Expanded Input Capacity

LYNDONVILLE, N.Y. — April 1, 2014 — Digital Alert Systems, a division of Monroe Electronics and provider of next-generation Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) and Emergency Alert Systems (EAS), today announced two new products that double the input capacity of the company’s DASDEC(TM)-II LC low-cost CAP/EAS systems giving low power stations more targeted solutions. The new DASLC+ and DASLC+R accept more monitoring source inputs while providing core EAS/CAP decoding functionality, audio switching, and radios in an all-in-one package. A new expansion slot on each model gives users room for future upgrades.

“Digital Alert Systems is always striving to develop and deliver specific DASDEC models that provide customers with the best possible value for their money while meeting all their requirements,” said Bill Robertson, vice president of business development at Digital Alert Systems. “The DASLC+ models complete our comprehensive product line, supplying the higher input capacity that many low-power stations require, without additional features — and costs — they don’t need. Starting from the DASLC at only $1,995 for an integrated EAS/CAP decoder, and now with the LC ‘Plus’ models, we are well-positioned to meet the requirements of each and every customer, from the newest low-power stations to the largest broadcast facilities.”

Like their two-input predecessors, both the DASLC+ and DASLC+R offer broadcasters critical functionality in a low-cost design, while the DASLC+R features three integrated high-performance AM/FM/NOAA radio receivers. Both models meet all FCC Part 11 rules and conform to FEMA CAP v1.2 and IPAWS 1.0 standards, giving most low-power stations everything they should need for FCC EAS compliance.

The DASLC+ and DASLC+R are easy to set up and easy to use. Because all required reports can be emailed to specific station personnel, who only need to check if the unit emails a problem or doesn’t send a weekly or monthly report, it’s almost a set-and-forget EAS/CAP solution. While a new expansion slot assures scalability, an optional software license key allows each unit to be upgraded for full encoder/decoder operation. Users also can choose to enable the video output in order to view a full-screen video display of the EAS/CAP message.

Further information about Digital Alert Systems and the company’s products is available at www.digitalalertsystems.com.

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About Digital Alert Systems
Digital Alert Systems is a leading innovator of next-generation Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) and Emergency Alert Systems (EAS). The company was formed in October 2003 to increase the effectiveness of emergency communications and merged with Monroe Electronics in October 2009. Based in Lyndonville, N.Y., Monroe Electronics provides R&D, manufacturing, sales, and customer service for the Digital Alert Systems brand. The company continues to retain its hard-earned reputation for quality, reliability, innovation, and service to valued customers around the world. More information is available at www.digitalalertsystems.com.

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LynTec RPC Panel Selected for Power Control in Revamped Stony Brook Arena

Web-Enabled Circuit Control Panel Provides Reliable Electrical Protection in Large-Scale A/V Overhaul

LENEXA, Kan. — April 2, 2014 — LynTec, a leading manufacturer of customized electrical power control solutions for professional audio, video, and lighting systems, today announced that the company’s RPC (Remote Power Controller) panel with motorized breaker technology has been applied to the multimillion dollar renovation of Stony Brook University’s Stony Brook Arena. Using simple Web-enabled circuit control and reliable electrical protection, the cutting-edge athletics facility is able to power, protect, and easily manage the arena’s main audio system, scoreboards, and videoboards — creating one of the most advanced athletic and entertainment venues in the country.

Home to the Stony Brook Seawolves’ men’s and women’s basketball teams, the arena’s $21.1 million renovation is set to transform the venue into a 4,000-seat first-class facility, which will include luxury boxes, a VIP lounge area at the loge level, and new premium courtside seating for a variety of concerts, sporting competitions, and other large-scale events. To provide a performance-driven combination of advanced electrical protection and flexible third-party integration throughout the facility, a team of on-site integrators and designers turned to LynTec. The company’s RPC 342 panel, equipped with multiple motorized breakers, will bring automated power protection to the arena’s 23-amplifier audio system of 45,000 watts, two scoreboards, and two large videoboards. Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams, Inc. designed the facility’s entire A/V, broadcast, cabling, and distributed TV systems, and Advance Sound Company provided installation services.

“First installed in the seventies, the arena’s original system featured direct power feeds without any type of motorization, resulting in current in-rushes every time the system was turned on,” said Thomas DePace, Chief Operations Officer, Advanced Sound Company. “With the installation of a new world-class stadium entertainment system, Stony Brook needed an easy-to-use, fail-safe solution that would allow the activation of the arena’s entire range of amplifiers without causing any damage to the equipment. Considering LynTec’s track record for creating simple, flexible, and dependable electrical protection, the RPC was the obvious choice for this high-profile installation — allowing us to safeguard the entire system while enabling seamless Crestron control.”

LynTec’s RPC panel combines the latest motorized breaker technology with Web-enabled circuit control to provide a complete platform for managing installed audio, video, and lighting systems. Featuring real-time monitoring down to the circuit level and the capacity to use multiple control protocols simultaneously, the panel allows smart-device access to load-specified switch-grade motorized circuit breakers — providing built-in auto-off brownout protection using controlled circuit breaker shut-down and restart, optional sequential circuit level on/off capabilities, and the ability to interface with third-party control systems via contact closure, TCP/IP, DMX, or RS-232.

“As arenas, auditoriums, theaters, and other entertainment venues continue to implement impressive A/V/L systems, there is an increasing requirement to provide fail-safe protection and control in order to both safeguard and extend the life of components,” said Mark Bishop, president of LynTec. “Our RPC panel with motorized circuit breakers allows the Stony Brook Arena to protect their investment through automated on/off capabilities, while offering a wide range of flexible options such as remote control via Ethernet connection. LynTec is proud to be part of such a remarkable installation, and we look forward to similar collaborations in the future.”

The completely revamped Stony Brook Arena will be in full operation in Fall 2014. More information on the RPC panel and LynTec’s full line of products is available at www.LynTec.com.

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About LynTec
LynTec is a leading manufacturer of remotely operated AC power control systems for the professional sound, lighting, and video industries. The company offers both electrical protection and circuit switching capabilities within the same enclosure — saving space, lowering installation costs, and building trusted relationships with system designers. LynTec’s continuous growth in electrical and expanded lighting control, energy monitoring, built-in power conditioning, and mobile applications positions the company as a leading resource for the A/V and lighting industries and an integral partner for sustainable energy practices. More information is available at www.LynTec.com.

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MultiDyne(R) Appoints Industry Veteran Jim Hurwitz to Senior Management Role

LOCUST VALLEY, N.Y. — April 1, 2014 — MultiDyne(R), a leading provider of fiber-optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, today announced that it has appointed Jim Hurwitz as vice president of business development. In his new role, Hurwitz will be responsible for developing and marketing new products for MultiDyne to increase the company’s global sales efforts. more

Atlona(R) Hires Roger Takacs as National Sales Manager for Commercial Accounts

SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 1, 2014 — Atlona(R), a leading AV distribution solutions provider, today announced it has chosen Roger Takacs as its national sales manager, commercial. Takacs is responsible for working closely with distributors, dealers, consultants, and end users in the North American AV market to grow and manage the commercial segment of Atlona’s business. more

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Blonder Tongue Launches Customized Solutions for In-House Broadcast Distribution at the 2014 NAB Show

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. — March 31, 2014 — Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE MKT:BDR) today announced two new customized solutions for in-house broadcast distribution applications. At the 2014 NAB Show, April 7-10 in Las Vegas, booth SU10202, Blonder Tongue will demonstrate the AQT8 Series transcoder, which provides channel processing in a high density, low-cost, flexible 1-RU chassis that reduces the equipment, space, and power needed for QAM or IPTV in-house distribution. In addition, the company will offer a sneak peek of its new HDE-4S-PRO encoder, which offers superior motion optimization for professional sports applications.

“Within the in-house broadcast distribution environment, operators need high-quality, cost-effective encoding and transcoding equipment,” said Jeff Smith, vice president of sales at Blonder Tongue. “At the 2014 NAB Show, we’ll demonstrate how our AQT8 Series transcoder allows system operators to affordably create custom-made channel lineups of HDTV programs. We’ll also showcase the HDE-4S-PRO, which is perfect for sports applications that demand fast motion, real time, live encoding of camera feeds.”

The AQT8 Series transcoder inputs eight 8VSB digital off-air and/or QAM signals, and outputs both in IP and QAM simultaneously, providing operators with maximum flexibility for selecting channels and distributing them. Through an interactive dashboard, operators can monitor the performance status of all eight channels. An intuitive Web-based GUI simplifies setup and management, enabling local and remote operation. Two models are available depending on the desired output distribution. The AQT8-IP provides an IP output, and the AQT8-QAM/IP provides QAM and IP outputs simultaneously. Emergency Alert System (EAS) program switching is featured on the GigE output, triggering either an ASI or IP format EAS input and terminal block contacts, allowing operators to comply with EAS requirements.

An extension of the company’s standard HDE-4S-QAM, Blonder Tongue’s HDE-4S-PRO brings efficiency, quality, and affordability to professional sports encoding applications. In addition to the enhanced motion estimation for HD-SDI inputs, the PRO includes an HD-SDI spare and monitoring points — optimizing encoding in real-time environments. Utilizing the MPEG-2 encoder, operators can accept up to four HD-SDI programs, plus one spare, and simultaneously output in QAM, IP streams (1000Base-T Ethernet), and ASI formats. By allowing operators to assign up to four programs to each QAM output channel, and to individually turn on/off each of the four adjacent QAM output channels, the PRO dramatically improves transport efficiency.

The encoder supports Dolby(R) Digital and closed captioning (EIA-608 and EIA-708) to ensure a superior audio quality. It is also equipped with an EAS interface to support the delivery of emergency messages. A front-panel RF test point allows operators to monitor and test the QAM output without service interruption. Comprehensive remote monitoring and control is accomplished via a user-friendly Web browser.

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, 2012 (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 AQT8 Series Transcoder
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Photo Caption: Blonder Tongue HDE-4S-PRO Encoder

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Calrec Audio Commits AoIP Interface Support to Global Customers

HEBDEN BRIDGE, U.K. — April 1, 2014 — Calrec Audio has committed support to AoIP networking by announcing its membership in the RAVENNA community by entering into a partnership agreement with ALC NetworX, the company behind RAVENNA. The announcement demonstrates Calrec’s commitment to developing RAVENNA- and AES67-compatible AoIP interfaces for its range of audio consoles through the Hydra2 network. more

Front Porch Digital to Unveil DISTILL(SM) at 2014 NAB Show

New Solution Eliminates Cost and Confusion of Managing Metadata and Associated Standardization, Making It Easy to Capture, Process, Manage, and Retrieve Critical Metadata

LAFAYETTE, Colo. — April 1, 2014 — Front Porch Digital, the global leader in content storage management (CSM) solutions, today announced the release of DISTILL(SM). This new solution, delivered over four simple steps — capture, process, manage, and retrieve — ensures that almost any metadata created at any stage of the content lifecycle can now be easily and effectively managed. more

BenQ Launches ‘BenQ Cares’ With Colorific Projector Upgrade

Program’s First Initiative Aims to Give Back to the Community Via Delivery of Accurate, Crisp, and Long-Lasting Projection Experiences

COSTA MESA, Calif. — March 31, 2014 — BenQ America Corp., the fastest growing display brand in North America(1) and the world’s No. 1 DLP(R) projector manufacturer, today announced the launch of its new “BenQ Cares” community outreach program. To kick off the campaign, the company is inviting those in need of a projector revamp, including consumers, businesses, schools, and organizations across the U.S., to enter BenQ’s Colorific(TM) Projector Upgrade for a chance to win a projector makeover worth up to $5,000. The upgrade is available to LCD projector owners looking to improve the imaging experience of their space.

“We’re launching the BenQ Cares initiative as a way to give back to the community,” said Lars Yoder, President at BenQ America Corp. “Our promise is to deliver color-accurate, crisp, and long-lasting projection solutions that are affordable and valued by our customers. BenQ Cares is a way to extend those benefits and deliver bold and beautiful big screen projection to a broader audience.”

Starting now, any consumer, educational institution, or business LCD projector owner can enter the BenQ Colorific Projector Upgrade by stating the brand and model of their current LCD projector while explaining why their device is in need of an image makeover. Finalists will be selected and then one lucky recipient will win the BenQ Colorific projector upgrade worth up to $5,000. Users can enter the upgrade by visiting BenQ’s Colorific website at info.BenQ.us/colorific. The deadline for submissions is April 25, and the recipient of the upgrade will be notified via email and announced on BenQ’s Facebook page on May 13.

To produce more than 1 billion life-like colors compared to only 16.7 million from most LCD projectors, BenQ’s Colorific DLP projectors combine up to seven different colors to create vibrant, true-to-life images, as opposed to the traditional three-color spectrum from LCD devices. The Colorific devices also deliver up to three times more contrast than similar top-selling LCD models for brighter, higher contrast viewing, as well as providing better picture quality over time since DLP displays do not experience light burn or color degradation after extended usage. As a result, home theater users, educators, and business professionals experience a lower total cost of ownership over the life of their projector, resulting in reductions in maintenance and replacement costs, while ensuring that image quality always remains the same.

For official BenQ Cares Colorific Upgrade rules, visit info.BenQ.us/colorific. More information on BenQ’s full line of Colorific projectors is available at www.BenQ.us.

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

More information is available at www.BenQ.us.

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

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

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

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

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SMPTE(R) Extends Access to Society Resources With Launch of Mobile App

Free App Provides Direct Access to SMPTE’s Membership, Education, and Standards Resources on Smart Devices

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — April 1, 2014 — The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R)), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced the release of its new mobile application for use with iOS, Android, and Web-based operating systems. more

Nexidia Dialogue Search Integrates With IPV Curator

ATLANTA — April 1, 2014 — Nexidia, developer of dialogue and audio analysis products and technologies for optimizing audio and video media, today announced that its Dialogue Search software has been integrated with the IPV Curator media asset management (MAM) system. Dialogue Search is a tool that uses Nexidia’s patented technology to search for any spoken word or phrase across massive media libraries in seconds. IPV publishes media for indexing automatically into Dialogue Search, and the Dialogue Search results are then directly integrated into the IPV Curator search experience, enhancing the user’s ability to discover and reuse assets. more

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