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RTI Releases eGauge Two-Way Driver for Powerful, Real-Time Energy Monitoring

Two-Way Driver Enables Seamless Integration Between RTI Systems and eGauge 3 Series and eGauge2 Products

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Nov. 5, 2014 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) has introduced a new two-way driver for eGauge Systems products. Developed by RTI, the driver allows installers to integrate the eGauge 3 Series and eGauge2 electric energy meters into an RTI control system, giving customers convenient, real-time measurements of a building’s electrical consumption. more

Revolabs Shipping Award-Winning FLX UC 500 Conference Phone

The UC Device That Puts the Speaker in Speakerphone Now Available Worldwide

SUDBURY, Mass. — Nov. 5, 2014 — Revolabs(R) today announced that the company is shipping its FLX UC 500 USB conference phone, the award-winning solution that brings high-fidelity sound to everyday computer-based unified communications. Featuring dual speaker elements, four microphones, and integrated echo cancellation, the sleekly designed device sets a new audio standard for unified communication applications in settings such as desktop workspaces and conference rooms. more

X2O Media at CEW 2014 (Customer Engagement World)

Company Quote:
“At CEW 2014, the latest version of our X2O platform will be on display for the first time in North America. X2O platform 5.5 makes it easier than ever for businesses to provide rich and engaging customer experiences through dynamic visual communications. We will also highlight the X2O Remote Video Expert application, which enables video conferencing directly from the display screen among other interactive features, as well as the X2O Social Media Wall to demonstrate the powerful visual impact of social media.” — David Wilkins, President of X2O Media more

QUANTUM SCALE-OUT STORAGE REVENUE GROWS 50 PERCENT IN FIRST HALF OF FISCAL YEAR

Customers Increasingly Turn to Company for Expertise in Workflow-Intelligent Storage Essential to Enabling New Business Opportunities and Meeting Mission Demands

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Nov. 6, 2014 – Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that revenue from its scale-out storage products and related services grew 50 percent in the first half of the company’s fiscal year (April 1-Sept. 30, 2014), compared to the same period last year. Based on September quarter sales, the annual run rate for Quantum’s scale-out storage revenue was more than $100 million, up nearly 60 percent from a year earlier. Driving this growth is demand for the company’s StorNext 5 high-performance shared storage and LattusTM extended online storage solutions, including from customers such as BBC Sport, MLB Network and UFC(R) that have deployed a suite of scale-out storage systems managed by StorNext 5.

Building on its long-standing leadership in storage for complex workflows, Quantum has greatly expanded its scale-out storage portfolio over the past few years to help a broader range of customers address their most demanding data management challenges. Most notably, last fall the company introduced StorNext 5, a next-generation storage platform specifically designed to enable the newest digital workflows and much greater levels of productivity and efficiency. Providing the industry’s fastest streaming file system and policy-driven tiering software for cost-effective retention of large-scale content, StorNext 5 has been instrumental to the market momentum and success Quantum has seen since April, as reflected on a number of fronts:

* New StorNext 5-based Pro Solutions – These customized storage system configurations include solutions for managing 4K workflows, refreshing Apple Xsan environments (where only StorNext(R) offers 100 percent compatibility) and supporting end-to-end content production and long-term archive. As just one example of the technological strength underlying these solutions, in two recent head-to-head competitive evaluations by customers, Quantum provided greater reliability and performance for 4K workflows than clustered, scale-out NAS. In fact, Quantum’s StorNext ProTM 4K solution delivered fast, reliable playback while the competitive offerings were unable to keep up, resulting in dropped frames.

* StorNext Cloud Workflow – In partnership with Adobe, Reach Engine and Telestream, and leveraging both StorNext and Lattus, Quantum unveiled a new solution for enabling end-to-end media production workflows in the cloud. Creative teams can share content in real time over multiple, geographically dispersed locations and maintain a single, highly durable asset repository, or replicate assets among multiple sites for resiliency and faster access. Working in this advanced cloud-enabled environment also provides the flexibility to optimize the security and integrity of content management, scale capacity up or down to meet short-term needs and incorporate business continuity and long-term preservation of content over its lifecycle.

* Increasing Leadership in Media and Entertainment (M&E) – While Quantum continued to win major StorNext deals among its base of large, traditional M&E enterprises, the company also further expanded its leadership in the M&E market. UFC, one of the world’s most valuable sports brands and an existing StorNext customer, purchased a Lattus extended online storage solution to enable faster, easier access to older video content for monetization. In another example, BBC Sport contracted with Trams, a Quantum reseller, for a four-year deal centered on StorNext 5 that also leverages the close integration of StorNext 5 with Dalet’s Galaxy media asset management platform. Other M&E customers selecting Quantum scale-out storage solutions included one of the largest video game companies and a top online video streaming provider, as well as a major newspaper publisher that adopted StorNext Pro 4K and two state universities that needed to refresh their Apple Xsan environments for managing video.

* Worldwide Customer Growth Beyond M&E – Quantum has continued to extend its market reach to other verticals and use cases where customers can benefit from the company’s workflow-intelligent storage. This includes oil and gas, life sciences, geospatial applications and video surveillance, in which large data sets need to be captured, shared, analyzed and turned into actionable information. As just one example, Calgary Police Service is using StorNext to store video from officer body cameras. Other notable customer wins over the first half of the fiscal year include major deals with a global energy supplier, a China-based oil company, two major genomics research institutes and a European provider of geospatial products and services.

* Expanding Reseller and Ecosystem Partnerships – In conjunction with the momentum Quantum has generated among end users, the company has also expanded its scale-out storage reseller base by nearly 30 percent in the first half of the fiscal year. The enthusiasm of Quantum resellers was clearly evident at a recent U.S. VAR summit the company held. It was the most successful reseller conference in many years, with numerous participants remarking that the opportunity they’re seeing with Quantum has never been greater. Helping to capitalize on this opportunity, Quantum has also continued to establish or enhance ecosystem partnerships with other companies such as Avere in oil and gas, FireEye in cybersecurity and Telestream in sports video.

Supporting Quotes
* Tab Butler, Director of Media Management and Post Production, MLB Network
“With our focus on continually improving our content for broadcast, we need a rock-solid storage workflow foundation that provides high-speed collaboration and cost-effective content management and preservation. That’s why StorNext 5 is so important to our business — it gives us the end-to-end solution we need to serve our production community anytime, anywhere, and it can easily scale as we grow.”

* Corey Dunn, Technical Services Manager, Information, Communications and Technology Section, Calgary Police Service
“When we launched our program to equip officers with body cameras, we turned to StorNext to provide automated archival storage workflow for all the video being generated. StorNext enables high-speed ingest of the video after each shift as well as secure, long-term and — most importantly — cost-effective preservation of that content.”

* Eran Zeitoun, Solutions Infrastructure & Integration Services Manager, Dalet
“With StorNext 5, Quantum has taken high-performance workflow storage and collaboration to a new level, making it the ‘go-to’ platform for users looking to fully maximize the value of their media assets.”

* Jason Kranitz, Vice President of Sales, Integrated Media Technologies Inc.
“Quantum has long been a leader in data management and protection, but I’ve been incredibly impressed by what they’ve done over the last few years in terms of building out their scale-out storage solutions portfolio. In many ways it’s a new company built on a great foundation, at the forefront of enabling customers to address their most complex workflow challenges and opportunities.”

* Geoff Stedman, Senior Vice President, StorNext Solutions, Quantum
“StorNext has often been called the ‘hidden jewel’ in Quantum’s portfolio, but an increasingly broad range of customers is recognizing the unique benefits it provides, including in conjunction with Lattus. To a great extent, this represents the triumph of specialized workflow-intelligent storage over general-purpose storage that simply can’t handle the complexities of effectively managing and protecting modern digital assets.”

Additional Resources
* Learn more about StorNext 5: www.stornext.com
* Read about StorNext Pro Solutions: www.stornext.com/solutions/stornextpro
* See how customers are benefitting from Quantum scale-out storage solutions: www.quantum.com/customerstories/index.aspx?filter=sos

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 challenges. With Quantum, customers can Be CertainTM they have the end-to-end storage foundation they need to manage their digital assets. See how at www.quantum.com/stornext.

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Quantum, the Quantum logo, Be Certain, Lattus, StorNext and StorNext Pro are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Quantum Corporation and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

“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) Quantum’s future scale-out storage revenue and market position, 2) benefits from StorNext and Lattus solutions, including the StorNext 5 and StorNext Pro solutions, and 3) future sales of 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 August 8, 2014 and in Quantum’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 6, 2014. 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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Quantum CCW 2014 Preview

Nov. 12-13 at Booth 715

Quantum Products at CCW 2014

StorNext(R) Pro Foundation — Low-Cost, High-Performance, Integrated Shared Storage
Quantum is further extending its line of StorNext(R) Pro Solutions with StorNext Pro Foundation, a complete entry-level, integrated shared storage solution designed specifically for new customers or new deployments in the post, broadcast, corporate and government video sectors. Built on the proven StorNext 5 workflow storage and collaboration platform, StorNext Pro Foundation brings the capabilities of Quantum’s award-winning storage solutions to a new audience of media professionals. more

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NUGEN Audio Releases Version 2 of Visualizer Audio Analysis Suite

Powerful New User Interface and Support for Pro Tools HDX Highlight Latest Release of Industry-Leading Audio Analysis Toolset for Audio Professionals

LEEDS, U.K. — Nov. 4, 2014 — NUGEN Audio today announced the launch of version 2 of Visualizer, the company’s industry-leading audio analysis suite and real-time comparison toolset designed for high-end audio professionals. Ideal for music mixing and mastering as well as audio post-production, Visualizer provides comprehensive audio analysis for recording, mixing, and mastering in a single tool — now available as a plug-in or a stand-alone version. The standardized reference set of professional tools is designed to help audio engineers work faster, avoid mistakes, repeat past successes, and leverage the success of others. With version 2, Visualizer features numerous user interface enhancements in response to customer input, and is now available in a version supporting Avid Pro Tools HDX as well as a stand-alone configuration. more

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Archimedia Releases Next-Generation of Its Master Player and Changes Product Name to Archimedia Atlas

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Nov. 4, 2014 — Archimedia Technology, a company whose technology and applications bring precise multiformat viewing to the professional’s desktop, TV, UHDTV, and infrastructure, today announced that the Archimedia Master Player is now called Archimedia Atlas. The name change reflects the solution’s rapid evolution from a reference player and tool kit for master files to a full-featured player that supports all kinds of video, audio, and caption/subtitle formats — not just masters — with professional scaling tools to handle everything from the smallest Web video to UHD, 4K, and beyond. Atlas represents the newest version of the player, with new features that were not found in the last release. more

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Biamp Systems’ Tesira(R) and Audia(R) Provide Superior Audio Distribution to New Long Beach Courthouse

DSP audio solutions deliver crystal-clear sound across more than 30 courtroom spaces

BEAVERTON, Oregon — Nov. 3, 2014 — Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, has announced that its Tesira(R) digital signal processor (DSP)-based media system and Audia(R) digital audio platform are driving a distributed audio solution for the Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse in Long Beach, California. The recently completed 531,000-square-foot structure replaces the previous outdated courthouse. Among the features in the $347 million state-of-the-art facility is a flawless AV delivery system. more

SMPTE to Host Sessions on the IP-Based Facility and the AXF Standard at CCW+SATCON

SMPTE President-Elect Robert Seidel and S. Merrill Weiss, Chair of the SMPTE Working Group on AXF, Will Moderate Panel Discussions

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Oct. 30, 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 its participation in CCW+SATCON, Nov. 12-13, at New York City’s Javits Convention Center, through a panel discussion on the IP-based facility and an in-depth session, co-produced with CCW+SATCON, on SMPTE’s recently released AXF standard.

SMPTE President-Elect Robert Seidel, vice president of engineering and advanced technology at CBS, will moderate the session “The IP-Based Facility: Is It for You? If So, When?” at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13. Panelists will include Mario Vecchi, chief technology officer at PBS; Steve Fastook, senior vice president of technical and commercial operations at CNBC; and, representing the SMPTE Standards Group, Michael Koetter, senior vice president of media technology and development at Turner. The group will discuss how the core infrastructure at the network is evolving and how the move to full IP infrastructure software-defined networking (SDN) will affect the industry for the next five years or more. Experts will address the impact of SMPTE’s 2022 family of standards (ST-2022-1 through ST-2202-7) for transporting and switching audio and video over IP Networks, as well as how the Joint Task Force on Networked Media (JT-NM) is helping to define the future of the IP-based facility.

“SMPTE is gathering an exciting lineup of experts at CCW+SATCON to discuss some of the most important developments to date, as well as their potential impact on the creation, transport, and storage of all variety of media assets,” said Seidel. “These sessions promise to offer valuable insight into the technologies and standards shaping the media facilities of today and tomorrow.”

“In Support of Interoperability: The New Archive eXchange Format (AXF) Standard,” scheduled for 10:15 a.m. on Nov. 13, will be moderated by S. Merrill Weiss, president of the Merrill Weiss Group LLC and chair of the SMPTE Working Group on AXF. Weiss and colleagues from a variety of stakeholder organizations — from sports and entertainment networks to cultural archives — will discuss how the AFX standard, which codifies interoperability standards among data archive systems, yields benefits with respect to operational storage, transport, and long-term preservation. Supported by panelists James Snyder, senior systems administrator at Library of Congress; Brian Campanotti, chief technology officer at Front Porch Digital; and Peter Symes, director of standards and engineering at SMPTE, Weiss will lead discussions on the practical implementation, as well as the use of AXF to future-proof digital storage so that content remains available despite changing formats and storage technologies. Within this discussion, panelists will also examine how AXF allows content owners to move content from their current archive systems into the AXF domain in a strategic way.

CCW+SATCON is the largest media, entertainment, video, and communications technology conference and exposition on the East Coast of the United States, and it draws attendees from across the country and beyond. More information about CCW+SATCON is available at www.ccwexpo.com.

Further information about SMPTE and its work is available at www.smpte.org.

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About the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R))
The Oscar(R) and Emmy(R) Award-winning Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R)), a professional membership association, is the preeminent leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem, worldwide. An internationally recognized and accredited organization, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines.

The Society is sustained by more than 6,000 members — motion-imaging executives, engineers, creative and technology professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and students — who meet in Sections throughout the world. Through the Society’s partnership with the Hollywood Post Alliance(R) (HPA(R)), this membership is complemented by the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media, and other dynamic media content. Information on joining SMPTE is available at www.smpte.org/join.

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Primestream CCW 2014 Product Preview

Visit Primestream at CCW 2014, Nov. 12-13, Booth 961

Products on Display at CCW 2014:

FORK Production Suite v4.6
At CCW 2014, Primestream(R) will show FORK(TM) Production Suite v4.6, the latest version of its acclaimed software platform for managing the automation of the most complex broadcast workflows. With new modules, functionality, and integrations with the leading broadcast hardware and software vendors, FORK v4.6 is the most extendable, configurable, and powerful version of FORK ever released and includes major revisions to the underlying structures of FORK 4.5 that debuted at the 2014 NAB Show. These upgrades increase overall system responsiveness and provide for the handling of a vastly increased quantity of media assets.

These many improvements position FORK for the support of H.264, H.265, and MXF as well as 64-bit and 4K workflows. Behind this thinking is the intent that customers feel secure that the investments they make today pay big dividends in the future as they move toward the adoption of new formats and standards. FORK v4.6 also includes deep two-way integrations with nonlinear editors like Adobe(R) Premiere(R) Pro, Avid(R) Media Composer(R), and Apple(R) Final Cut Pro X(R). The integrations support edit-while-capture workflows with XDCAM(R), ProRes(R), and AVC-Intra(R) — empowering sports, news, entertainment, and corporate video operations to use industry-leading NLEs — while gaining the benefits of the FORK media asset management and automation platform for I/O, logging, tagging, proxy editing, workflow management, and archiving.

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Photo Caption: FORK(TM) Production Suite v4.6

FORK Xchange Suite v3.0
At CCW 2014, Primestream(R) will also demonstrate FORK(TM) Xchange(TM) Suite v3.0, a major upgrade to the application that gives broadcasters instant Web access to content on their FORK Production servers from any Windows(R), Mac(R), or tablet device. Xchange v3.0 features a completely redesigned iPad(R) interface optimized for Apple(R) iOS 7. Also new in Xchange, users can now manage non-video files such as audio, image, document, and project files. Direct integration with multiple transcode engines for proxy rendering is also available in Xchange v3.0.

Other new features and capabilities include:

* Xchange Uploader: Allows users to submit raw or finished packages directly into the FORK production environment via a Web-based interface.
* Xchange Downloader: Allows users to download source content in order to edit final packages locally, with the ability to choose among multiple qualities to download.
* Xchange Partial File Download: Allows users to download sections of media, leading to faster download workflows and eliminating the need to download entire media.
* Quick, Cuts-Only Editing: Allows users to create a rough cut with footage in Xchange and send the timeline to the FORK Production environment for distribution.

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Photo Caption: FORK(TM) Xchange(TM) v3.0

FORK Logger With STATS
FORK(TM) Logger, the metadata tagging module in the acclaimed FORK Production Suite, now integrates with in-depth data feeds from STATS, the global leader in sports information, technology, and content. With this service, FORK Logger users can start their sessions with prepopulated placeholders that contain rich event data pulled from the STATS feed, such as team name, location information, rosters, conference name, and win/loss records. Working from these populated placeholders enables users to avoid manually entering data, which increases the accuracy of the descriptive information.

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Photo Caption: FORK(TM) Logger for Sports

FORK Archive Bridge v1.0
Archive Bridge(TM) v1.0 is a new module for the FORK(TM) Production Suite that provides tight integration between industry-leading archival solutions and the FORK media asset management and production automation platform. Archive Bridge enables disaster recovery workflows and interconnects multiple production environments with a central archive point — adding essential visibility into the archival workflow and allowing facilities to make the most of their archiving dollars.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Primestream/Primestream-ArchiveBridgeUI.jpg
Photo Caption: FORK(TM) Archive Bridge(TM) v1.0

Company Quote:

“Attendees at CCW in New York will be able to see, first hand, how the FORK automation and asset management software environment is able to streamline workflows and save money through powerful integrations and intuitive applications. We will also be highlighting multisite cloud asset management workflows with new Xchange Suite 3.0 and fast metadata tagging with FORK Logger.”
– Namdev Lisman, SVP of Marketing and Sales, Primestream

Company Overview:

Primestream(R), a leader in advanced automation and asset management software, offers a seamless end-to-end platform for the digital acquisition of live and file-based content, editing, logging, control room and master control playback, Web publishing, smartphone video contribution, and archiving. Primestream’s proven solutions are implemented by some of the world’s leading broadcasters, uplink service providers, online digital media operations, corporations, and production/postproduction facilities, and are ideally suited for multisite operations. More information is available at primestream.com.

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