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Pexip and Generation-e Partner to Provide End-to-End Visual Collaboration Tools

Partnership Strengthens IT-Led UC Strategy by Putting Pexip Infinity Into the Hands of Microsoft Lync Users

OSLO, Norway — June 18, 2014 — Pexip(R), a global disrupter in scalable, distributed videoconferencing technology, today announced a partnership with Generation-e, a Microsoft(R) Gold Certified Partner and Australia’s leading authority in unified communications (UC) and cloud solutions for the enterprise. Under the agreement, the companies will collaborate to advance IT-led UC strategies, with Generation-e delivering end-to-end solutions that draw upon Pexip’s Infinity, the scalable meeting platform. As a result, customers across the enterprise gain access to software-based scalability, seamless integration with Microsoft Lync(R), and other tools to ultimately enhance their visual communication architectures.

“Pexip has become a key unifier for Generation-e’s solution portfolio, bringing together elements that drive the value of unified communications while meeting essential user requirements,” stated Biagio LaRosa, managing director, Generation-e. “Flexible, scalable, and extremely powerful, the Infinity meeting platform has become an important strategic advancement for the UC industry and it continues to be a popular choice with our clients, quickly redefining the opportunities of virtual communications.”

“Working with Generation-e is an important step for Pexip’s growth strategy,” said Simen Teigre, CEO and co-founder of Pexip. “Considered the largest Microsoft Lync provider in the Asia-Pacific region, Generation-e puts our platform into the hands of thousands of new virtual collaborators — simplifying the way users meet online. We are extremely pleased to collaborate with such a trailblazing company and be part of its innovative UC ecosystem.”

Together, Generation-e and Pexip will combine solid UC expertise in order to continue the development and advancement of anywhere, anytime virtual communication solutions — supporting seamless online collaboration while ensuring the provision of positive business outcomes across the marketplace. The partnership will also focus on promoting disruptive IT-led UC strategies, integrating Microsoft Lync with the Pexip platform, and enhancing innovative new tools for traditional video conferencing infrastructure.

Pexip’s Infinity is a unique distributed solution for solving fundamental enterprise challenges in UC. An industry leader in interoperability and scalability, the solution uses an IT-centric approach to leverage the shift of UC strategy from A/V to IT ecosystems. The result is a flexible solution with Virtual Meeting Rooms (VMRs) for videoconferencing on any system or device.

For more information on Pexip and its UC solutions, visit www.pexip.com.

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About Generation-e
Headquartered in Melbourne Australia, Generation-e is a multi-award-winning provider of world-class, end-to-end IT solutions including consulting, architecture, deployment, technical support, and managed services. A Microsoft Gold Partner, the company has emerged as the leading authority in unified communications and cloud technologies deploying Microsoft Lync Enterprise Voice for large enterprise environments. More information is available at www.generation-e.com.au.

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

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Simen Teigre, CEO and co-founder of Pexip: http://bit.ly/1l0ITcY
Biagio LaRosa, managing director of Generation-e: http://bit.ly/1vbOxvN

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Revolabs Brings Color and Performance to Conference Rooms With New Elite Wired Microphones

SUDBURY, Mass. — June 18, 2014 — Revolabs today announced the introduction of its all-new line of Elite Wired Microphones. Featuring the Revolabs standard for high-quality audio, forward-thinking design, and flexible installation capabilities, the innovative microphone family allows conferencing participants to enjoy optimal sound quality while seamlessly integrating with any boardroom color scheme or design concept. Available in multiple colors, the tabletop Elite Wired Microphones complete Revolabs’ cutting-edge sound capture solutions for conferencing and unified communications (UC) applications.

“We created the new Elite Wired Microphones to meet the demand for wired solutions that can leverage today’s exciting collaborative communication opportunities,” said Tim Root, CTO at Revolabs. “The new mics follow the same engineering philosophy as our award-winning wireless microphones while providing users with mix-and-match capabilities in both function and style. The result is a uniform look across conferencing spaces and superb audio capture performance for environments that may not be ideal for wireless systems.”

Available in omnidirectional or directional (cardioid) models, the tabletop microphones follow the same form-factor and design as the company’s award-winning Executive Elite series — delivering faultless sound quality to users. Impervious to GSM noise, the wired microphones also deliver an unmatched signal-to-noise ratio and supported frequency range for best-in-class audio capture performance.

An elegant solution at a cost-efficient price point, Revolabs’ Elite(TM) Wired Microphones satisfy security concerns, reduce A/V staff setups and maintenance interventions, and easily integrate with post-audio processing and mixing components to support any UC application. An optional mounting adapter provides lockdown capability for settings requiring fixed microphone locations. The microphones can also be used in tandem with Revolabs’ entire wireless solution portfolio — increasing the maximum number of microphones available within a single space while combining wireless flexibility with the security of the wired microphones.

Resilient and durable, Elite Wired Microphones complement any conference room aesthetics. Available in a variety of colors including black matte finish, brushed nickel, and white, designers and A/V integrators can now match contemporary furnishing and decors from classic wood to chrome and glass while maintaining best-in-class audio quality and performance.

Revolabs’ Elite Wired Microphones will be available in Q3. More information is available at www.revolabs.com.

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About Revolabs
Revolabs Inc. is the premier provider of audio solutions for unified communications, enterprise collaboration, and professional audio applications across a wide range of markets. Offering unmatched audio quality that allows users to “hear every word,” the company’s teleconferencing and microphone systems are utilized across the globe for a variety of applications, from webcasts and video conferencing to podcasts and broadcasting. Combining the ultimate in flexibility with sleek, stylish form factors, Revolabs solutions cut the cord, facilitating natural mobility by allowing participants to move about a workspace and still be heard, without being held back by wires. Leading the way in innovation, the company continues to add to its portfolio of value-added audio and telephony systems with superior products. Revolabs systems are secure (encrypted), rechargeable (environmentally friendly), and GSM-impervious. The company is headquartered in Sudbury, Massachusetts, and can be reached at +1-800-326-1088 or www.revolabs.com.

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

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SMPTE Extends Call for Papers Deadline for SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Announces Registration Opening on June 16

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — June 17, 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, has extended the call for papers deadline to July 7 for the prestigious SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, which will take place Oct. 21-23 in Hollywood, California. Proposals may be submitted online at www.smpte.org/cfp2014. Registration for the conference has also opened at www.smpte2014.org will open on June 16.

“The presentation of technical papers is an important element of this event, and we strive to ensure that papers address a range of critical concepts and issues that influence the motion-imaging field,” said Paul Chapman, chair of the SMPTE ATC Program Committee. “Though we already have received an array of quality proposals, we are providing additional time for those who may have been considering submitting but have not yet done so.”

The SMPTE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition is the premier annual technology event covering motion-imaging and media technology, production, operations, over-the-top content services, and the allied arts and sciences. Proposed papers must be informational and must address technical theory, research, innovation, application, or practice specific to any of the evolving technologies associated with the media technology industry.

Technical paper topics include, but are not limited to, 4K/8K UHDTV and beyond; postproduction; broadcast infrastructure, file-based workflow; cinematography and image acquisition; asset management, storage, and archiving; the “Internet of everything,” the second screen, and alternative content; audio/video processing and compression; content security; new techniques in audio; content distribution; display technology; advanced image processing; mobile, IP, and future distribution technologies; and restoration and preservation.

Student papers are strongly encouraged. Papers that have been published previously or that are commercial or promotional in nature will not be considered. A complete and more specific listing of possible topics, as well as instructions on submitting a topic heading, paper title, and one-page abstract, are available at www.smpte.org/cfp2014.

Further information about SMPTE and the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition 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 650 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. Information on joining SMPTE is available at www.smpte.org/join.

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NUGEN Audio Announces Educational Sales Program

Award-Winning Loudness Management, Metering, and Correction Tools Now Available at 50 Percent Discount to Qualified Students, Teachers, and Institutions

LEEDS, U.K. — June 17, 2014 – NUGEN Audio, creator of intuitive tools for audio professionals, today introduced special educational pricing for its complete line of loudness management, metering, and correction solutions. Effective immediately, the company will offer a 50 percent discount to qualifying students, teachers, and institutions.

“NUGEN Audio is committed to investing in the future of the media industry, and we want to make our products as accessible as possible to the next generation of users,” said Jon Schorah, creative director, NUGEN Audio. “As loudness compliance becomes a requirement for broadcasters around the world, it’s critical that loudness monitoring and correction become a standard part of the curriculum for those teaching audio for broadcast and post-production. Our loudness plug-ins are specifically engineered for maximum ease of use and efficiency, which makes them fit perfectly in a professional audio educational setting.”

Subject to terms and conditions, including proof of educational status, the NUGEN Audio education discount is available to current students and faculty, and also to accredited learning institutions. Detailed information is available at www.nugenaudio.com/edu, by emailing edu@nugenaudio.com, or through any local NUGEN Audio dealer.

More information about the entire NUGEN Audio product family is available at www.nugenaudio.com.

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About NUGEN Audio
NUGEN Audio provides the broadcast and post-production industry’s most advanced solutions for end-to-end loudness management, metering, and correction from content acquisition through to playout. Reflecting the real-world production experience of the NUGEN Audio design team, the company’s products make it easier to deliver high-quality, compliant audio while saving time, reducing costs, and preserving the creative process. NUGEN Audio’s tools for audio analysis, loudness metering, mixing/mastering, and tracking are used by the world’s top names in broadcast, post-production, and music production. For more information, visit www.nugenaudio.com.

All trademarks mentioned herein are acknowledged as property of their respective owners.

Photo Caption: NUGEN Audio VisLM Loudness Meter
Webpage Link: www.nugenaudio.com/edu

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Egypt’s CBC Boosts Flexibility of HD Signal Transport With Riedel MediorNet Real-Time Network

WUPPERTAL, Germany — June 17, 2014 – Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that leading Egyptian TV channel Capital Broadcast Center (CBC) has upgraded its Cairo facilities and operations with the installation of a MediorNet real-time media network. Riedel MediorNet frames enable flexible transport of 10 HD video signals between two CBC buildings within the Egyptian Media Production City.

“Riedel’s MediorNet solution is an ideal fit for our operations not only because of its flexibility and intuitive operation, but also because of the rich feature set it provides,” said Mohamed Hammad, playout manager for CBC. “In deploying MediorNet for HD signal distribution, we’ve realized much greater freedom in establishing point-to-point and point-to-multipoint signal transport with valuable cost-saving benefits including reliable synchronization.”

Enabling CBC to move beyond simple point-to-point links, Riedel’s MediorNet network allows the broadcaster to send any incoming signal to any output or even to multiple outputs. Because routing is managed through a straightforward user interface, CBC can change its signal-routing configuration without the need for re-wiring or physical patching. MediorNet also helps to eliminate the need for external devices through integrated broadcast-quality processing and conversion features such as frame store/frame synchronizers and embedders/de-embedders at any input/output.

Going forward, CBC can connect additional sites easily and increase the signal load by adding MediorNet frames to the network. The broadcaster has plans to augment the installation with a Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom system as well, which will allow for the connection of a talk-back panel linking production staff across CBC facilities.

“One of the reasons for CBC’s leadership in Egypt’s broadcast market is its willingness to use new technologies to overcome operational obstacles and limitations,” said Ahmed Magd El Din, general manager, Middle East and Turkey, Riedel Communications. “We look forward to building on the success of this installation, which provides CBC with even broader signal transport and communications capabilities.”

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.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Riedel/Riedel-CBCEgyptLogo.jpg

Wohler and Media Alliance Offer Integrated Solution for Highly Efficient Media Management and Processing

Partnership Integrates Wohler RadiantGrid File-Based Transcoding and Media Transformation(TM) Engine With Media Alliance’s Borneo MAM

SAN FRANCISCO — June 17, 2014 – Wohler Technologies today announced that Italian software development company Media Alliance is using Wohler’s RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform(TM) as the transcoding and media transformation engine within its media asset management (MAM) system. By incorporating this file-based technology from Wohler into its Borneo MAM product, Media Alliance has created a turnkey solution that provides its customers with even faster and more efficient combined media management and processing.

“We are committed to providing our customers with innovative, forward-looking solutions built on proven technologies,” said Giovanni Soldi, CEO at Media Alliance. “The solution enabled with Wohler meets this standard perfectly, enabling significant performance gains through the integration of our well-established MAM and file-based media processing products.”

Media Alliance technology is used in more than 20 countries by hundreds of users including Gruppo Espresso, Telelombardia, and Sige in Italy; Expert TV and VGTRK in Russia; Voxafrica in the U.K.; Astro in Malaysia; StarHub in Singapore; KBS in South Korea; TrueVisions in Thailand; TVB in Hong Kong; Intigral in the UAE; and many more.

The core team working on Borneo, Media Alliance’s flagship product, has been actively involved in the development of MAM systems for the broadcast industry since 1991. Borneo was first released in 1994 and has been continuously developed and refined over the past two decades. Today, the version 4.0 release is relied upon daily to provide stable and reliable performance in critical production and media management tasks across the news, sports, program production, and archiving departments. The integrated solution featuring Wohler technology already has been deployed successfully for customers in Asia-Pacific markets.

Within the solution uniting Media Alliance and Wohler technologies, Wohler’s RadiantGrid(TM) applies TrueGrid(TM) file-based processing to manage and accelerate several tasks simultaneously while allowing users to realize true scalability across multiple machines. The result is a media transformation process that is simpler, faster, and dramatically more efficient than alternative solutions.

“With a strong presence in key markets and a highly refined MAM system and interface, Media Alliance represents an ideal technology partner,” said Craig Newbury, vice president sales, Wohler. “Wohler RadiantGrid technology brings exceptional power and flexibility to the processing of media, and this integration with the Media Alliance MAM system will extend the availability of these benefits to an even greater number of users and media processes worldwide.”

Further information about the RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform and other RadiantGrid solutions is available at www.wohler.com.

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About Wohler Technologies Inc.
Wohler’s tradition of innovation began more than 30 years ago with the creation of the industry’s first in-rack audio monitoring product, and it continues today through the company’s continued development of unique solutions that span the baseband, stream, and file-based domains and include advanced monitoring solutions for video, audio, and captioning applications; solutions for IP monitoring, encoding, and decoding; and the award-winning RadiantGrid(TM) platform for efficient file-based content transformation and distribution. Together, Wohler’s advanced, cost-effective confidence monitoring and media transformation products ensure high-quality production across any platform and delivery to any device. More information about Wohler is available at www.wohler.com.

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

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Photo Caption: RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform(TM)

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BenQ Launches ‘BenQ Cares’ Education Grant Program, Offering School Discounts for Interactive Classroom IQ Solutions

COSTA MESA, Calif. — June 17, 2014 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of Classroom IQ solutions and the No. 1-selling DLP(R) projector brand in North America(1), today announced the launch of the “BenQ Cares” Education Grant. The new initiative provides discounts to qualifying schools, colleges, and universities for BenQ’s IL650 and RP700+ interactive touch panel displays, which have been designed to transform classrooms into collaborative learning spaces. more

Pexip(R) Announces Video Soft Clients for Infinity Scalable Meeting Platform

Virtual Meetings More Accessible Than Ever With Desktop Clients and Support for all Major Browsers

OSLO, Norway — June 17, 2014 — Pexip(R), a global disrupter in scalable, distributed videoconferencing technology, today announced its plans to introduce an all-new suite of Pexip Infinity videoconferencing clients, expanding users’ options of simply joining Pexip meetings. The Pexip Infinity clients will be available as installable client software for Windows(R), OS X(R), and Linux(R), in addition to supporting all major browsers including Internet Explorer(R), Safari(R), Chrome(TM), Firefox(R), and Opera(TM). more

IBERIABANK Invests in Revolabs Executive Elite(TM) Wireless Microphone System

Next-Generation Solution Transforms Financial-Sector Conference Room Into High-Performance Communications Environment

SUDBURY, Mass. — June 17, 2014 — Revolabs today announced that its newly released Executive Elite wireless microphone system has turned IBERIABANK’s upscale executive conference room into a high-performance center for important company communications. Featuring a Fortune 500 look, new distributed architecture, and best-in-class audio, the sophisticated microphone system brings installation flexibility, incredible audio integrity, and contemporary design to the financial institution’s revamped conferencing environment. more

Pexip Ready to Connect at InfoComm 2014

Visual Collaboration Disrupter to Sponsor Breakfasts, Strategy Sessions, and More During World’s Largest Annual Exhibition for AV Buyers and Sellers

OSLO, Norway — June 12, 2014 — Pexip(R), a global disrupter in scalable, distributed videoconferencing technology, is already making waves at InfoComm 2014 by offering a full slate of sponsored seminars, luncheons, and networking events designed to educate and connect with attendees at this year’s show. Pairing with the Interactive Multimedia and Collaborative Communications Alliance (IMCCA), Pexip is a silver sponsor of InfoComm’s Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) Solutions Summit. Kicking off on Wednesday, June 18, at 12:15 p.m., an industry luncheon will address the state of the UC&C market featuring guest speaker Adam Marlin, Pexip executive vice president.

On Thursday, June 19, attendees and the press are invited to join Pexip at one of two breakfast networking opportunities. The first, titled “Why Pexip?“, features Pexip CTO Håkon Dahle. In his presentation, Håkon discusses the current state and future of visual enterprise communications, indentifies the fundamental challenges faced by the enterprise, and explores how Pexip addresses them. The event will be held at the Renaissance Hotel starting at 8:00 a.m. A second IMCCA-hosted session, “Breakfast at the UC&C Lab,” kicks off at 8:30 a.m. in room N225 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) with Danny Dunn, systems architect for Pexip. In this live, hands-on demonstration, attendees will get a first look at Pexip’s latest Infinity software — the market’s most scalable meeting platform offering unlimited users personal meeting rooms for simple videoconferencing on any device.

Following these sessions, two additional educational opportunities will explore the future opportunities of UC&C. In a morning session, Pexip executives will be part of a Solutions Summit panel discussion on effective ways to shape and implement UC strategies. The seminar, titled “Unified Communications & Collaboration Roadmap,” will be held in room N253 of the LVCC at 10:30 a.m. This session will explore the successes and pitfalls of UC implementation and how to achieve success.

The highlight of Thursday afternoon will be an IMCCA-hosted roundtable on the importance of WebRTC. Industry expert Jordan Owens, vice president of architecture for Pexip, will lead the session titled “WebRTC  Important Trend or Hype Engine?” The discussion begins at 3:00 p.m. and will be held in room N253 of the LVCC. Panelists will address the latest from the W3C working group and supporting manufacturers to present a realistic picture of the current state of WebRTC, how important WebRTC is, and what you can expect and when.

To cap off the day and relax after soaking in all its activities, Pexip invites all attendees to stop by booth N1820 for the PexBeer cocktail hour. Starting at 4:00 p.m., Pexip will offer drinks, snacks, and the chance to network with industry peers.

The full list of Pexip’s InfoComm 2014 events is available to download here (http://www.pexip.com/sites/pexip/files/Invitation%20-%20Pexip%20at%20InfoComm.pdf). For more information on Pexip and its UC&C solutions, visit www.pexip.com.

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

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

PR Link: http://bit.ly/Pexip_InfoComm14

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