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Joseph Electronics’ Exclusive Camera Caddie-FP Simplifies HD Acquisition Over Fiber

NILES, Ill. — March 25, 2014 — Joseph Electronics (JE), the premier one-stop shop for the broadcast industry and provider of fiber termination and custom fiber solutions through Joseph Fiber Solutions (JFS), today announced the availability of the new Camera Caddie-FP Series of fiber acquisition tools optimized for use in flypacks and other portable broadcast systems.

Designed to reduce setup and teardown time while providing all of the fiber signal transport components necessary to streamline live video acquisition workflows, the Caddie-FP Series maximizes the amount of time camera operators can spend getting their shots. The Series is comprised of custom, portable, flypack-friendly packages that have been optimally configured to meet the demands of different types of events, such as entertainment, news, and specific sports. Base units can be configured for stand-alone or dual-rackmount scenarios, while the camera side has the flexibility of using local power or being powered over short or long distances via Lemo- or Neutrik-equipped hybrid copper/fiber cables.

“With the Caddie-FP Series, we have truly succeeded in creating a fiber-based acquisition tool that can be custom-configured for any broadcast scenario,” said Yohay Hahamy, president/CEO of Joseph Electronics. “It is no longer necessary for customers to pay for features that they don’t need or to settle for less than they want. The Caddie-FP Series can meet their exact requirements and give them all of the benefits that signal transport over fiber provides.”

With the Caddie-FP Series, customers get one 3G/HD-SDI video signal in each direction, sync back to the camera for genlock, one line-level audio in each direction, intercom (Studio Technologies Model 37), two GPIs, and data for camera control. There are options for 4K and Ethernet as well.

Remote power options are provided by Connexion Designs and can be configured for short- range (less than 1,640 feet/500 meters) or long-range (up to 4,920 feet/1,500 meters) transmission. Remote power setups feature full safety interlock capabilities to ensure safe and reliable operation. Every system in the Caddie-FP Series attaches to the camera with an Anton-Bauer Gold Mount.

The innovative, JE/JFS-exclusive OPTC port on all camera caddies allows operators to daisy-chain additional Caddie systems in the series on a single camera cable. All feeds and returns ride on the original camera cable and can be deployed to distances of up to 6 miles (10 kilometers) with local power, or up to 1,640 feet (500 meters) when powered remotely from the base station. The rugged, reliable Caddie units are easy to set up and troubleshoot, thanks to their modular structure and Bluebell Opticom transport modules.

Further information about Joseph Electronics and the company’s products and services is available at www.josephelectronics.com.

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About Joseph Electronics
Joseph Electronics (JE) is an authorized stocking distributor for more than 100 premier broadcast and pro A/V brands with stocking locations in both Illinois and California. Its full-service fiber division, Joseph Fiber Solutions (JFS), designs and supplies innovative custom fiber solutions — such as the Caddie Series, DFT Series, and 4K Studio Caddie — for broadcasters and system integrators alike. Equipped with a state-of-the-art fiber lab staffed with fully certified professionals, JFS can fabricate, terminate, or repair any connector, assembly, panel, breakout, or interface in use today. JE has served the broadcast industry for more than 65 years and has representatives in California, New York, London, and Zurich. More information about Joseph Electronics can be found at www.josephelectronics.com

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Biamp Systems Hires Paul Waadevig as Newest Product Manager

BEAVERTON, Oregon — March 25, 2014 — Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, today announced that it has named Paul Waadevig as its new Unified Communications Product Manager. Bringing more than 10 years of conferencing, collaboration, and telecommunication service experience to Biamp(R), Waadevig will oversee the strategy, development, and promotion of the company’s conferencing products.

“Paul brings an impressive track record for leading successful strategic efforts across all areas of the conferencing space,” said Shell Haffner, Director of Product Management, Biamp Systems. “His background in business planning, strategic consulting, and communication technology best practices are an enormous asset as we continue to deliver what our customers need. We are very excited to have him aboard.”

Waadevig comes to Biamp from Frost & Sullivan where he served as Director of Information and Communication Technology Best Practices. In previous roles, including Manager of Telecommunication Services, Global Program Director of Conferencing and Collaboration, and Senior Consultant of Unified Communications, he provided strategic planning, consulting, and analysis to companies such as Microsoft, Cisco, and Polycom. Waadevig received his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees from Boston College, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in philosophy from Portland State University. He is based at Biamp’s headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon and reports to Haffner.

“Biamp understands that within the dynamic AV conferencing space, a commitment to the quality-first capture, processing, and distribution of audio is essential for success,” said Waadevig. “I am very excited to join a world leader in the professional audio/video industry and look forward to developing innovations that push the limits — providing customers with industry-best experiences through exceptional collaboration tools.”

More information on Biamp is available at www.biamp.com.

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About Biamp Systems
Biamp Systems is a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems that power the world’s most sophisticated audio/video installations. The company is recognized worldwide for delivering high-quality products and backing each product with a commitment to exceptional customer service.

The award-winning Biamp(R) product suite includes the Tesira(R) media system for digital audio networking, Audia(R) Digital Audio Platform, Nexia(R) digital signal processors, Sona(TM) AEC technology, and Vocia(R) Networked Public Address and Voice Evacuation System. Each has its own specific feature set that can be customized and integrated in a wide range of applications, including corporate boardrooms, conference centers, performing arts venues, courtrooms, hospitals, transportation hubs, campuses, and multi-building facilities.

Founded in 1976, Biamp is headquartered in Beaverton, OR, USA, with additional engineering operations in Brisbane, Australia and Rochester, NY. For more information on Biamp, please visit www.biamp.com.

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Calrec Audio Acquired by Electra Partners

HEBDEN BRIDGE, U.K. — March 24, 2014 — Calrec Audio is pleased to announce its acquisition by Electra Partners. Calrec will become a sister company to Allen & Heath, which Electra acquired last year.

“When we made our initial investment in the professional audio sector by supporting the buyout of Allen & Heath, Electra provided all of the new financing to ensure flexibility with respect to further acquisitions in the sector,” said Alex Fortescue, chief investment partner of Electra Partners. “The acquisition of Calrec shows the benefits of this approach, and both companies are well-placed to accelerate growth as a result.”

“We are delighted to have funded the acquisition of Calrec,” said Charles Elkington, investment partner of Electra Partners. “Part of our investment strategy in the professional audio sector is to acquire additional businesses to create a group of market-leading professional audio brands. We look forward to working with Roger Henderson and his team to continue to invest in developing new products for Calrec’s customers.”

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Calrec Audio is exclusively dedicated to excellence in audio mixing for on-air and live production. Over the past 50 years, Calrec has developed a range of digital consoles relied on by the world’s most successful broadcasters.

“We are excited to be working with Electra Partners as we continue to develop our business into more international markets,” said Calrec Managing Director Roger Henderson.

“Calrec has experienced rapid growth over the past few years. We have a very healthy product portfolio, and we look forward to working alongside Electra Partners as we continue to break new technological boundaries.”

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

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

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NUGEN Audio’s Paul Tapper to Speak at 2014 NAB Show’s Broadcast Engineering Conference

NUGEN Audio Founder to Discuss Broadcast Loudness Management Issues Beyond Basic Compliance

LEEDS, U.K. — March 20, 2014 — NUGEN Audio today announced that the company’s founder, Dr. Paul Tapper, will present “Beyond Basic Broadcast Loudness Compliance” at the 2014 NAB Show’s Broadcast Engineering Conference. A segment of the “CALM Compliance Issues” track, Dr. Tapper’s presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, April 9 at 2 p.m. in room S227 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“Now that the initial rush to meet broadcast loudness rules is almost over, there are a few questions starting to emerge,” Dr. Tapper said. “These include where in the broadcast pipeline loudness should be addressed, how loudness can best be handled at ingest and QA, and how loudness management fits into the post-production workflow. This session will address these issues, and will also explore how loudness management can be used to further improve broadcast audio and the future of loudness in broadcast.”

More information about NUGEN Audio products 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.

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Sonnet Technologies to Feature Array of Award-Winning Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe Expansion Solutions at Las Vegas SuperMeet

Scheduled for April 8 in Conjunction With the 2014 NAB Show, CPUG SuperMeet Is Forum for Creative and Collaborative Digital Editors

IRVINE, Calif. — March 20, 2014 — Sonnet Technologies today announced that the company will showcase a broad selection of its award-winning Thunderbolt(TM) 2-to-PCI Express(R) (PCIe(R)) expansion systems at the 13th annual Las Vegas SuperMeet, scheduled for Tuesday, April 8, from 7 to 11 p.m. in the Royale Ballroom of the Las Vegas Riviera Hotel and Casino. Held in conjunction with the 2014 NAB Show, SuperMeet is a program of the Creative Pro User Group (CPUG) Network that brings together creative and collaborative digital editors for an evening of networking, cocktails, and learning about the latest trends in collaborative editing workflows.

At SuperMeet Sonnet will feature several members of its Echo Express family of Thunderbolt 2 expansion systems: the rackmount Echo Express III-R with optional Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kit, as well as the desktop Echo Express III-D, Echo Express SE II, and Echo Express SEL. These products facilitate mobile and on-location workflows by enabling any Mac(R) computer equipped with Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt ports to interface with a wide variety of high-performance PCIe cards originally designed only for use in desktop computers.

Sonnet will also display its xMac(TM) mini Server, RackMac(TM) mini, and all-new products for rackmounting the new Mac Pro(R). The award-winning xMac mini Server securely mounts a Mac mini inside a specially designed 1U rackmount enclosure and connects two PCIe 2.0 slots via a Thunderbolt port, and the RackMac mini is a 1U enclosure for installing and securing one or two Mac minis in a standard 19-inch rack. Making their debut at this year’s NAB Show, two new Sonnet products designed specifically for the Mac Pro will also be on display at SuperMeet.

“As the NAB Show’s premier gathering of digital editors, visual storytellers, and collaborative digital filmmakers, SuperMeet is the ideal venue for us to show how our exciting array of Thunderbolt expansion products can bring new levels of portability, versatility, and efficiency to any audio and video production workflow,” said Greg LaPorte, vice president of sales and marketing at Sonnet Technologies. “We look forward to participating at SuperMeet, where Mac-oriented professionals can learn about the latest technology trends and also share industry news and opportunities in a social setting that is educational, exciting, and fun.”

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

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About Sonnet Technologies
Sonnet Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of storage systems, Thunderbolt(TM) technology PCIe(R) expansion products, interface cards, and media readers for professional users in the audio, video, and broadcast industries. Sonnet’s Thunderbolt expansion products enable the use of pro audio I/O and DSP cards, pro video capture and transcoding cards, interface cards, and other high-performance PCIe cards with mini, portable, and all-in-one computers. The company’s product line features a range of high-performance, cost-effective, and reliable RAID storage solutions. For more than 27 years Sonnet has pioneered and brought to market innovative and award-winning products that enhance the performance and connectivity of Mac(R), Windows(R), and other industry-standard computers. More information is available at www.sonnettech.com.

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NEP Screenworks Unveils Innovative New X7-HD LED Display

Rugged and Highly Portable Modular LED Display System Supports Flexible High-Quality Video Presentation, Enables Unprecedented Setup and Teardown Speeds

PITTSBURGH — March 20, 2014 — NEP Screenworks announced the release of the company’s innovative new X7-HD LED display solution, a custom-designed and purpose-built video display that provides exceptional visual quality while offering unprecedented portability and enabling exceptionally fast setup and teardown. The modular solution created by NEP Screenworks comprises rugged 1-square-meter LED display panels that can be quickly arranged in almost any configuration to meet the visual display requirements of any indoor or outdoor event.

“Our job is to give our customers the technology to display the best video possible at their event, and we’ve taken advantage of two decades of experience to assure that the X7-HD does just that,” said Myron Linde, director of research, development, and product management at NEP Screenworks. “In the X7-HD we have a reliable and rugged solution capable of delivering beautiful images. This highly portable solution also reduces the many indirect costs of production, cutting down the space requirements for transport, as well as the time required to set up the overall video display system. The X7-HD LED video display has been well-received by those who have been given early viewings, and has a full slate of concert tours, festivals, and events scheduled.”

Units in the X7-HD are framed into square modules with 16,384 pixels per module. Each pixel on the video display panel consists of red, green, and blue in an SMD LED for wide-angle viewing without color shift. With exceptional brightness and flexibility, this LED display technology can be used to achieve almost any look, indoors or out, for concert tours, television stages, corporate displays, and sports and entertainment events. Developing the X7-HD has allowed NEP Screenworks to design lighter, more compact panels that take up much less space during transport and require less time and work during setup, making it possible to deploy extra-large screens rapidly. While standard X7-HD modules share common dimensions, the new solution gives NEP and its customers the ability to repackage LED units in panel sizes tailored for specific productions or presentations.

More information about the X7-HD LED video display and other solutions and services from NEP Screenworks is available at www.screenworksnep.com. In addition, X7-HD will be on display at the 2014 NAB Show in NEP booth OE1309.

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About NEP
With the world’s most advanced equipment, largest fleet of mobile units, and global production studios to suit every genre, NEP enables its clients to execute, deliver, and display exceptional productions on any platform around the world. For more than 30 years, NEP has ensured its clients’ success by delivering superior service and building lasting relationships with a passion for continuous innovation. NEP’s talented staff is committed to acting with integrity and working as a team to deliver comprehensive solutions for remote production, studio production, video display, and technical host broadcasting services that set the global industry standard. NEP is based in Pittsburgh, USA, and has offices throughout Australia, the United Kingdom, and United States. For more information, visit www.nepinc.com.

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SMPTE to Co-produce the 2014 NAB Show Technology Summit on Cinema: The Future of Motion Imaging and Sound

Two-Day Conference to Feature Live Discussion by Oscar Award-Winning ‘Gravity’ Team and Keynote by Industry Visionary Chris Cookson

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — March 20, 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 that the 2014 NAB Show’s Technology Summit on Cinema: The Future of Motion Imaging and Sound (TSC), produced in partnership with SMPTE, will provide an in-depth global view of the current state and future of filmmaking innovation.

“As the technology that drives the motion-imaging industry evolves, SMPTE’s role as a standards developer puts it squarely in the midst of the latest innovations,” said Pat Griffis, education vice president at SMPTE. “Building on the Society’s unique role in the industry, the TSC offers NAB Show attendees a remarkable opportunity to hear from the leading-edge creatives, engineers, and technologists who are shaping the road ahead.”

Over the weekend of April 5-6, the 2014 TSC at NAB Show will bring together a unique cross-section of the most knowledgeable, visionary, and innovative engineering and creative minds to discuss leading-edge technologies and issues that will define the next generation of the movie-going experience.

The first day will feature presentations and a question-and-answer session on the human vision system and the potential impact of improved motion images, followed by the presentation of case studies documenting state-of-the-art workflows for TV and motion-picture postproduction.

Chris Cookson, who has served in senior technology executive roles at Sony Pictures and Warner Bros. and is widely considered a technical visionary in the industry, will take a look ahead with his TSC keynote, “Cinema: Act 2, The Future.” This conversation will continue through a subsequent roundtable discussion moderated by Michael Karagosian and will include Matt Cowan, chief engineer, Entertainment Technology Consultants; Rob Hummel, president, Group 47; and Howard Lukk, vice president of production technology at The Walt Disney Studios.

“From Camera to Consumer — the New Post Production” will look at both a movie and a TV workflow to understand the impact of the new world of postproduction. Panelists will include Michael Cioni, CEO at Light Iron; Phil Squyres, senior vice president of technical operations at Sony Pictures Television; and Leon Silverman, general manager, Digital Studio, at The Walt Disney Studios.

Presentations on the creation and implementation of new SMPTE standards, including the Interoperable Mastering Format (IMF) standard, will be followed by an overview and live demonstration of the laser-illuminated projector technology now being deployed in cinema installations.

On day two of the TSC, sessions will focus on “distributive creativity” in the post environment; on how new technologies are being used to enhance storytelling; and on capturing and creating a high dynamic range (HDR) cinema experience. In the latter session, speakers, including the creative team from the short “Telescope,” will discuss the visual improvements possible with extended dynamic range, as well as their impact on the creative process.

The TSC will feature a session on “Gravity,” which earned seven Oscar(R) awards, including best visual effects, sound editing, and cinematography. Participating in the session will be Oscar-winning cinematographer Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki; Harry Bardak, CG sequence supervisor for “Gravity”; and Steven J. Scott, senior supervising digital colorist. They will be joined by moderator David Cohen of Variety magazine.

A second-screen panel hosted by Disney’s Annie Chang will feature an interactive look at the “Disney Second Screen Live: The Nightmare Before Christmas” iPad(R) app designed to enhance the viewing experience on the main screen. (The iPad v5.1+ app is available on iTunes(R).) A two-part “Looking in the Crystal Ball” session will cap off the conference. Session leaders will first examine the emergence of an integrated experience of sound and image, and then provide an enticing glimpse into how movies might be photographed and displayed using new methods that seem magical by today’s standards.

Additional details and registration for the TSC are available online at www.tsc2014.org. Further information about SMPTE is available online 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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Wohler’s Kirk Marple to Present on Intelligent File-Based Processing at 2014 NAB Broadcast Engineering Conference

SAN FRANCISCO — March 20, 2014 — Wohler Technologies today announced that Kirk Marple, chief software architect for the company’s RadiantGrid line, will present “Intelligent File-Based Processing: Cost-Effective, Efficient Tools for Broadcasters” at the 2014 NAB Broadcast Engineering Conference (BEC). Marple’s presentation, which is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, in room S228 of the Las Vegas Convention Center, will examine how automated file-based processing technology can reduce the cost and complexity of maintaining quality assurance and compliance.

“While content quality has become a key competitive differentiator across media platforms, budgets for monitoring and maintaining quality are falling and the complexity of delivering content is increasing,” said Marple. “Without some means of assuring that content meets both quality standards and regulatory specifications, broadcasters risk losing customers, compromising their reputations, and incurring fines for noncompliance.”

Marple will discuss how the addition of intelligence to automated file-based media transformation is enabling broadcasters to assure simply, quickly, and affordably that the content they ingest, transcode, edit, and otherwise transform for distribution retains its quality and integrity, or even improves through the application of appropriate audio and image processing. Attendees will learn how, through metadata extraction and indexing, cutting-edge media transformation platforms are using this intelligence to enable streamlined media pipelines by which broadcasters can maximize the quality of their assets and outputs cost-effectively.

Information about Wohler and the company’s products is available at www.wohler.com.

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About Wohler Technologies Inc.
Wohler’s tradition of innovation began with the creation of the industry’s first in-rack audio, video, and data monitoring products, and it continues today through the company’s development of signal management and monitoring solutions for video, audio, and captioning applications. Wohler’s RadiantGrid(TM) platform extends the company’s award-winning product lines to include solutions for efficient file-based content creation and distribution, quality control, accelerated transcoding, and standards conversion. Together, Wohler’s advanced file-based solutions and proven, cost-effective confidence monitoring and content management products ensure high-quality media production across any platform and delivery to any device. More information about Wohler and RadiantGrid products is available at www.wohler.com.

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New NTP Audio Synchronization Feature for Digigram’s IQOYA IP Audio Codecs Improves Continuity of Radio Broadcasts

Available as an Option With the Latest Firmware Update, New Capability Enables Radio Broadcasters to Manage Delay Across Transmitter Sites for Seamless Listening Experience

MONTBONNOT, France — March 20, 2014 — Digigram today announced the release of a new Network Time Protocol (NTP) feature for the company’s IQOYA *LINK, IQOYA *LINK/LE, and IQOYA *SERV/LINK IP audio codecs. Facilitating audio synchronization via an NTP server, this feature allows radio broadcasters to assure a seamless audio experience for on-the-go listeners receiving signals from a series of different transmitters in a multiple-frequency FM network and to resolve the audio delay caused when adjacent transmitters receive signals from different sources, such as satellite and terrestrial IP links.

“Enhanced with the ability to synchronize audio based on NTP servers, the IQOYA line offers an elegant solution for a critical issue that can adversely affect the listening experience,” said Stéphane Bert, IP audio distribution product manager at Digigram. “Without relying on additional hardware, these IP audio codecs reduce the audio delay between two contiguous transmitters to as little as 20 milliseconds on a WAN and fewer than five milliseconds on a LAN. Guaranteeing constant delay, the systems allow broadcasters to compensate for delay and eliminate awkward gaps in audio.”

Installed across transmitter sites, Digigram IQOYA IP audio codecs ensure that when a radio program is transmitted using several FM transmitters in a multiple-frequency network (MFN), in which all transmitters use different frequencies, the audio delay between two contiguous transmitters remains small and constant. This prevents undesired audio effects for a person in a car listening to an FM receiver that switches from one transmitter to another.

When a transmitter site receives an audio program through a terrestrial IP network and a contiguous transmitter site receives the same audio program through satellite, the IQOYA products can significantly reduce the audio delay — sometimes as long as one second — between these two transmitters.

Each IQOYA unit can be upgraded via a simple firmware update to activate the optional NTP feature, which slaves the codec’s sample frequency to the clock reference given by the NTP server. The Digigram encoder can then make the associated decoder play out the audio at the same presentation time. Playback on the decoder can be delayed up to two seconds for unframed audio formats (PCM, Eapt-X) and six seconds for framed audio formats (MPEG layer 2 and 3, AAC). The smart synchronization on the incoming IP audio stream ensures a constant delay between the decoder and the encoder.

More information about Digigram and the company’s products is available at www.digigram.com or by phone at +33 (0)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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NETIA Sponsors Archives du Monde’s Work to Digitize and Preserve Audio Collection of Togo’s Radio Kara

CLARET, France — March 20, 2014 — NETIA today announced that it is sponsoring work by Archives du Monde to digitize the archives of Togo’s Radio Kara and to train the broadcaster’s technicians in managing and maintaining this archive independently. Archives du Monde is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping radio broadcasters worldwide digitize and preserve their audio archives, and NETIA’s support and the company’s Radio-Assist(TM) digital audio automation software play a key role in this work.

Founded in 1976, Radio Kara is the second public radio broadcaster operating in the northern part of Togo. The facility has thousands of hours of audio stored on magnetic tape, and the gradual deterioration of this archive, mainly due to climatic conditions, requires urgent intervention. These archives represent a unique historical and cultural heritage, including programs on Togolese culture (music, stories, poems), politics, economy, and society.

“Radio Kara’s tape archive is a national treasure that excites the imagination with glimpses into the country’s rich past,” said Elisabeth Clémentin, project manager at Archives du Monde. “A significant part of Togo’s audio heritage is stored in this collection, and the creation of a digital archive will benefit all who appreciate African history and culture.”

The goal of Archives du Monde is to protect radio archives by facilitating implementation of a lasting and reliable digital audio archive solution that not only helps to preserve the region’s cultural assets, but also provides a valuable tool in everyday broadcast operations going forward. In addition to planning and executing the Radio-Assist installation, Archives du Monde will provide Radio Kara’s technical staff with the training needed to become self-sufficient. Ultimately, this project will enable Radio Kara to build a growing archive and make it available to the public via a digital catalog, populated with audio clips that highlight Togo’s history and cultural heritage.

“NETIA has been involved in the digitization of archives for broadcasters all around the globe, and we are intensely aware of the large volume of valuable audio assets urgently in need of digitization,” said Isabelle Sost Michoux, communication and field marketing director at NETIA. “We’re proud to be supporting Archives du Monde and the organization’s work to preserve unique audio content that brings Africa’s culture and history to life.”

NETIA and Archives du Monde are long-time partners. In the past, with NETIA’s support, the charity digitized the tape-based audio library of Radio Lome in Togo. The project was a success, with more than 2,500 hours of audio content digitized.

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

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About NETIA
NETIA, a Globecast company, is a leading provider of software solutions that enable efficient management and delivery of content to today’s full array of media platforms. Relied on by more than 10,000 users in 200 installations in more than 40 countries, NETIA solutions allow content producers and owners to manage content from ingest to delivery, targeting multiplatform outlets including the Internet, VOD, IPTV services, and mobile devices. NETIA provides content management solutions to major radio and television brands and to multimedia groups around the world. Clients include SBS and ABC in Australia, RAI Italy, RTBF in Belgium, MediaCorp Singapore, RTL France, Radio Globo in Brazil, RTM Malaysia, Radio France, the Associated Press, Cumulus Radio, France Télévisions, and Canal+. NETIA has its headquarters in France, with offices in the United States, Paris, Rome, and Singapore, in addition to a global network of professional distribution partners.

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