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Harmonic Reaches New Encoding Milestone With 100,000 Channels of Electra(TM) Encoder Shipped

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Aug. 26, 2014 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that the company has surpassed 100,000 channels shipped with its Electra(TM) broadcast encoder family. This reinforces Harmonic’s position as the market-leading provider of video compression solutions. Since its launch in 2004, the Electra platform has been deployed by broadcast, satellite, telco, and cable operators worldwide to deliver SD, HD, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4 AVC services. more

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Biamp Systems Announces White Paper Examining Role of Huddle Rooms in Corporate Environment

Findings show employee collaboration and decision-making improve when desktop and AV services facilitate huddle spaces more

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Chris Fetner, Mark Aitken, and Darcy Antonellis to Keynote at SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition

Industry Leaders Will Share Insights and Expertise at SMPTE 2014 Conference Opening and During Industry Luncheon and SMPTE Fellows Luncheon

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Aug. 19, 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 revealed the three keynote speakers for the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014), Oct. 21-23 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California.

Chris Fetner, director of global content partners operations at Netflix, will present the opening keynote. Later in the day, ticketholders for the SMPTE Industry Luncheon will have the opportunity to hear a keynote presentation by Mark Aitken, vice president of advanced technology at Sinclair Broadcast Group. On Wednesday, Vubiquity CEO Darcy Antonellis will address SMPTE Fellows, including those newly inducted for 2014, at the SMPTE Fellows Luncheon.

“The keynotes presented by Chris, Mark, and Darcy will punctuate a strong conference program that advances the industry through shared knowledge and experience,” said Wendy Aylsworth, SMPTE president and senior vice president of technology at Warner Bros. Technical Operations. “The real-world experiences of these industry leaders in leveraging advanced media delivery technologies will serve both to complement and enrich the diverse array of SMPTE 2014 technical sessions.”

Fetner, a SMPTE member, began his career as an operations manager at a local Public Broadcasting Systems (PBS) affiliate in Washington, D.C., and went on to serve as a producer for television programs including the award-winning show “Frontiers of Medicine.” He later served as a postproduction and operations executive at Discovery Communications, guiding the company’s migration to an all-digital workflow, and as vice president of postproduction and technical services at the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) Worldwide in New York, where he oversaw all technical operations supporting both the cable network BBC America and its distribution to electronic sell-through (EST), video-on-demand (VOD), and subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) customers. At Netflix he and his team deploy tools, processes, and knowledge that allow content owners and service vendors to deliver high-quality content to Netflix simply and with efficiency.

In addition to representing Sinclair Broadcast interests in industry technical and standards issues, Aitken is chairman of the Advanced Television System Committee (ATSC) TSG/S4 codec working group and a member of both the Mobile 500 Alliance executive committee and National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) TV Technology Committee. Since 1987, he also has been involved in the Federal Communications Committee (FCC) Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Services. Prior to joining Sinclair, Aitken held various positions with Comark Communications, where he was part of the Emmy(R) Award-winning team that brought Internet of Things (IoT) technology to the marketplace. He is currently a member of the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers, the IEEE, and SMPTE. He has authored numerous papers on innovative radio-frequency (RF) product developments, advanced digital television system design, and related implementation strategies, and holds patents for various RF devices. Aitken is a recipient of the 2008 Broadcasting and Cable Technology Leadership Award and the 2013 ATSC Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award.

Prior to becoming CEO at Vubiquity, Antonellis served as president of technical operations and CTO at Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., where she directed technology strategy and the company’s use of media and entertainment-related product and service innovations to drive growth and business opportunity. Earlier, during her tenure at CBS, she held lead management roles with responsibility for the network’s New York and Washington, D.C., operations. Antonellis is a three-time Emmy Award-winner for technical production and engineering. She serves on numerous advisory boards and has been named on the Video Business “Women Elite” and The Hollywood Reporter’s Digital Power 50 List. She has also earned Broadcasting and Cable’s Technology Leadership Award and India’s NASSCOM Innovator Leader Award, and was presented with the inaugural NAB TVNewsCheck Women in Technology Leadership Award. Antonellis is a SMPTE Fellow.

Further information about SMPTE 2014 is available at www.smpte2014.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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Wohler Expands Reseller Agreement With Brazil’s CIS Group to Include File-Based Product Family

Wohler’s File-Based Line Will Help Increase Efficiency and Profitability for Latin American Media Companies

SAN FRANCISCO — Aug. 19, 2014 – Wohler Technologies today announced that CIS Group, already a part of a select global network of value-added resellers for Wohler’s baseband and stream-based product lines, will now represent Wohler’s line of file-based products, as well. Key among them is Cinnafilm(R) Tachyon(R) Wormhole(TM), an automated file-based retiming solution based on Wohler’s RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform(TM). CIS Group will resell Tachyon Wormhole and Wohler’s other file-based appliances in Brazil and select Latin American regions, where media companies are looking for ways to trim costs and monetize their content.

“We see great potential for both RadiantGrid and Tachyon Wormhole in the Brazilian market because it’s a technology that will help both large networks and regional stations increase revenue potential,” said Guilherme Silva, CEO and president of CIS Group. “CIS Group has been a leader for many years in bringing IT-based solutions to Brazilian media companies. Tachyon Wormhole fits this long tradition and will allow us to offer new ways of meeting our customers’ needs.”

Wohler serves as the exclusive master distributor for Tachyon Wormhole, which is based on the RadiantGrid platform and enables up to a ±10 percent runtime adjustment while preserving not only video and audio quality, but also closed caption integrity. Wohler offers the product directly and through select resellers. Wohler’s other file-based products include the RadiantGrid Media Transformation Platform and WohlerLoudness loudness-correction software.

“CIS has an extensive customer base within the Brazilian market and a deep understanding of marketing, selling, and supporting cutting-edge solutions such as Wohler’s file-based product lines,” said Craig Newbury, vice president of sales at Wohler. “That combination gives us access to the growing Brazilian market through a partnership with a true value-added reseller.”

More information about Wohler and its products is available at www.wohler.com.

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About CIS Group
CIS Group designs, engineers, and installs integrated solutions for broadcast facilities, sports venues, corporations, live/post production studios, educational institutions, and houses of worship. The company focuses on digital technology and new media projects for the creation, management, and distribution of film, video, audio, and data. With more than 26 years of experience in the broadcast and post production industry, CIS Group is uniquely suited as a technology integration partner.

Established in 1988, CIS Group delivers turnkey systems that combine proven broadcast, IT, and storage technologies to enable full digital workflows. Headquartered in Davie, Florida, CIS has field operations offices in Brazil and Portugal.

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.

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Visit Wohler Technologies at SET EXPO 2014, Exhibiting With CIS Group in Stands C09 and D10

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Digigram to Introduce New Low-Latency, High-Density LX-MADI PCIe Sound Card at IBC2014

LX-MADI PCIe Sound Card Offers 64/64 MADI I/O, Latency Down to 3 ms, and High Stability in Audio Production and Broadcast Automation Applications

MONTBONNOT, France — Aug. 19, 2014 – Digigram today announced that it will showcase the new LX-MADI PCI Express(R) (PCIe(R)) sound card, the latest addition to company’s unparalleled range of sound cards engineered for broadcast applications, at IBC2014. Digigram designed this card to provide radio and television broadcasters with low-latency performance and reliable multichannel synchronous audio PC connectivity in high-density audio production and automation applications.

“With the new LX-MADI PCIe card, users can establish a high permanence-of-service bridge between the PC-based content management world of digital audio workstations and automation systems and the legacy synchronous audio world based on AES10 standard Multichannel Audio Digital Interface (MADI),” said Pascal Malgouyard, head of product marketing at Digigram. “This approach simplifies the systems required to support key broadcast processes while ensuring the continued quality and reliability of audio signals.”

Equipped with an optical MADI interface, Digigram’s new LX-MADI PCIe sound card supports a 64/64 I/O channel count with low roundtrip latency down to 3 milliseconds. An embedded 64×64 matrix gives users routing and direct monitoring capabilities, along with record and play functions. Because the LX-MADI PCIe sound card is a hardware solution, it offers high stability regardless of the computational load presented by other applications running on the host system, such as editing, processing, ingest, and playout.

The new Digigram LX-MADI PCIe sound card will be shipping by the end of 2014. In the meantime, it will be available for demonstrations on the Digigram IBC2014 stand (8.C51).

Further information about Digigram and the company’s products is available at www.digigram.com or by phone at +33 4 76 52 47 47.

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About Digigram
Positioned at the convergence of professional audio and video with IT, Digigram offers IP-based solutions that enable users worldwide to increase their competitiveness through change.

The company’s products enable the reliable capture, production and delivery of high-quality audio and video over IP networks. Its innovative IP audio codecs, professional sound cards, and audio processing software are used by thousands of journalists, broadcasters, and audio engineers worldwide. Digigram’s all-IP video product line provides advanced contribution and distribution solutions to broadcast, IPTV, Web TV, and OTT operators. The company also delivers key audio/video technologies and OEM solutions to software vendors and manufacturers.

For more than 25 years, through constant innovation and the development of fruitful partnerships, Digigram has been influential in energizing the industry, raising standards, and pushing forward technological development.

Further information on Digigram and its product portfolio is available at www.digigram.com.

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Please Visit Digigram at IBC2014, Stand 8.C51

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Forbidden to Present Two Sessions at IBC Content Everywhere Conference During IBC2014

LONDON — Aug. 19, 2014 – Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT), the AIM-quoted owner and developer of the market-leading cloud video platform Forscene, announced today that they will moderate two sessions at IBC’s inaugural Content Everywhere Europe conference colocated with IBC2014 in Amsterdam. For each session, one in each of the Workflow and Cloud Solutions Theatres, Forbidden will introduce key clients who will discuss how they leverage Forscene in their unique production and post-production workflows.

The IBC Content Everywhere Cloud Solutions area, located in Hall 3, hosts presentations and case studies on Cloud Technology and products. These free-to-attend master class sessions will explore the latest cloud solutions. In the session titled “Camera-to-Cloud — Cut Out the Delay Between Shoot and Post,” Maverick TV’s Donna Mulvey-Jones will explain how the cloud is used to cut out the delay between shoot and edit and provide better collaboration between production crews in the field and post-production teams back at base. To illustrate the point, Mulvey-Jones will describe Maverick TV’s use of the Forscene cloud-editing platform integrated with Sony’s CBK-WA100 wireless adapter — a combination that allows wireless transmission of content directly from the camera to Forscene. The session will be held Sunday, Sept. 14, from 2 p.m. to 2:25 p.m. in Hall 3 of the RAI. More information about the Cloud Solutions sessions can be found at www.ibc.org/page.cfm/link=861.

The IBC Content Everywhere Workflow Solutions area, located in Hall 9, will showcase the financial and production benefits of the disruptive technologies of file-based production workflows. In the session titled “Expanding the Use of Cloud to Create More Efficient File-Based Workflows,” Paul Wilkes, technical director for Halo Post and Portland Post, will talk about a revolutionary new workflow that synchronises post-production and archiving for BBC factual content in the Forscene cloud. The hour-long session will begin Monday, Sept. 15, at 12:30 p.m. in Hall 9. More information about Workflow Solutions can be found at www.ibc.org/page.cfm/link=910.

More information about Forscene can be found at www.forscene.co.uk. More information about Forbidden can be found at www.forbidden.co.uk.

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About Forbidden Technologies plc
Forbidden develops advanced technologies that enable media makers and broadcasters to create and distribute compelling viewing experiences to demanding worldwide audiences. Forbidden’s flagship product, Forscene, is the world’s most advanced cloud-based video post-production platform. It allows post-production professionals to make and deliver stories with high quality and production value in demanding, fast-paced landscapes. Quoted on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market, Forbidden partners with high-profile media and technology organisations, including Atos, BIM, deltatre, EVS, and Key Code Media. More information about Forbidden can be found at www.forbidden.co.uk. More information about Forscene can be found at www.forscene.co.uk.

Visit Forbidden at IBC2014, Stand 8.B38e

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RTI Announces Integration With Converging Systems’ LED Lighting Systems

New Two-Way Driver Provides Robust Adjustment and Control for up to 254 LED Devices

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Aug. 20, 2014 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced the release of a new two-way driver that allows users to control LED systems from Converging Systems’ portfolio of lighting solutions via an RTI control system. Available now, the driver makes it extremely easy for integrators to implement LED lighting in settings such as restaurants, bars, and home theaters. more

Biamp Systems Adds to Growing U.S. Sales Team

Robert Taylor to serve as regional manager for Southeastern U.S.

BEAVERTON, Oregon — Aug. 20, 2014 — Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, today announced the appointment of Robert Taylor as Regional Manager, Southeast Region of North America. In his new role, Taylor will be responsible for strategic sales and support encompassing the entire Biamp(R) product line for customers in the Southeastern United States. more

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TTcomm Optimizes Satellite Delivery With Integrated Solution From Harmonic

Utilizing Harmonic’s Market-Leading Electra(TM) Encoders, Award-Winning ProStream(R) Processors, and NMX(TM) Video Network Management, TTcomm Can Deliver More Channels and Better Video Quality

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Aug. 19, 2014 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that TTcomm (www.ttcomm.net), one of the largest suppliers of teleport satellite services in Central and Eastern Europe, has selected an integrated video processing solution from Harmonic to support its satellite television services. Leveraging Harmonic’s high-density, scalable video infrastructure solutions, TTcomm customers can now affordably deliver high-quality live and VOD channels to subscribers throughout Europe. The Harmonic solution was purchased from JBD S.A., a major TV equipment supplier in Poland. more

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Revolabs to Show Comprehensive Unified Communications Solutions at InfoComm Mexico 2014

Executive Elite, FLX UC 500, and New Elite Wired Microphones on Display

SUDBURY, Mass. — Aug. 18, 2014 — Revolabs(R) today announced that at TecnoMultimedia InfoComm Mexico 2014, on Warehouses Audiovisuales’ booth 29/31, the company will feature its next-generation Executive Elite wireless microphone system and audio-enhancing FLX UC 500 USB conference phone, as well as introduce its new Elite Wired Microphones. Held at the World Trade Center in Mexico City, the show runs Aug. 20 to 22. more

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