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Visionary Solutions Launches End-to-End IPTV Solution, PackeTV(R) Debuts at 2014 NAB Show

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — March 17, 2014 — Visionary Solutions, Inc. (VSI) today announced the launch of its new PackeTV(R), a modular, end-to-end IP video network and asset management solution that enables secure, scheduled, and on-demand delivery of live and recorded video for enterprise, entertainment, education, healthcare, IT, broadcast, and house of worship markets. VSI will demonstrate the entire PackeTV ecosystem for the first time at the 2014 NAB Show, at booth SU8602, April 7-10 in Las Vegas.

With PackeTV, organizations can easily and cost-effectively deliver high-quality HD and SD, MPEG-2/H.264 video content to TVs, set-top boxes (STBs), PCs, tablets, smartphones, and other IP-connected devices across a wide range of networks, including LAN, WAN, Wi-Fi, cellular, and public Internet.

“PackeTV significantly enhances the VSI brand, establishing our company as an end-to-end solutions provider,” said VSI President Jordan Christoff. “The PackeTV ecosystem can quickly and easily be deployed in virtually any IT environment to support a variety of applications from corporate communication to video monitoring, training, and distance learning to legacy cable system replacement with TV over IP. By providing organizations with a single, end-to-end IP video network solution, VSI makes video distribution to any screen simple and affordable.”

The open-standard solution is compatible with a wide range of equipment, including VSI encoders and decoders, and features the same modular architecture as the encoder and decoder product lines allowing customers to upgrade as their budget permits. This modular flexibility lowers the base price of the equipment by allowing the customer to purchase only the features they need at the moment and upgrading the software as requirements change.

Through an intuitive, Web-based user interface, administrators can dynamically create and manage video assets for distribution across any type of network. Video assets are fully protected via AES 256/128-bit encryption, and access can be controlled right down to the individual user and group level through seamless integration with Microsoft Active Directory. Frontline customer support guarantees a flawless installation and operation for the life of the solution.

The end-to-end PackeTV ecosystem includes:

- The PackeTV(R) Core System comprising:
– PackeTV(R) Portal, a powerful web-based administration interface that offers total control over the PackeTV system, including user and group permissions and dynamic video asset creation, management, protection, and distribution.
– PackeTV(R) Player, a browser-based, no-install player that provides CPU-efficient, high-quality playback of live, scheduled, and on-demand streams up to full HD 1920 x 1080p60.
– PackeTV(R) Player Mobile, an integrated player for iPhones(R), iPads(R), Android” tablets, and smartphones providing user authentication and full channel guide synchronization.

- The PackeTV(R) System Modules which are:
– PackeTV(R) Video on Demand (VOD) Module provides on-demand playback of archived/indexed video files, including library management and search capability.
– PackeTV(R) Network Video Record (NVR) Module supports scheduled recording and continuous archiving for monitoring and time-shift applications.
– PackeTV(R) Set-Top Box (STB) Module offers commercial IP STB integration into the PackeTV ecosystem so the entire PackeTV channel lineup can be viewed on HD or SD TV monitors, secured by AES 256/128-bit encryption and access control.
– PackeTV(R) Electronic Program Guide (EPG) Module creates an intuitive guide for scheduled programs based on data sourced from the broadcaster. The guide is displayed via an easy-to-read user interface and programs can be effortlessly recorded directly from the electronic programming guide.

To schedule a demonstration of PackeTV at the 2014 NAB Show, please contact: packetv@vsicam.com.

PackeTV will begin shipping in April 2014. More information about the company and its products is available at www.vsicam.com.

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About Visionary Solutions, Inc. (www.vsicam.com)
Visionary Solutions, Inc. (VSI) develops and manufactures open-standard solutions that harness the power and flexibility of IP networks to deliver real-time video and audio. With a passion for innovation and customer service, VSI provides outstanding products recognized for their value, performance, versatility, and quality. VSI products support the industry’s latest technology standards, including H.264, making the company a trusted partner for solutions in the enterprise, education, government, house of worship, entertainment, healthcare, and broadcast markets. VSI sets the industry standard for high-quality video transport over IP networks.

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Revolabs Announces Acquisition by Yamaha Corporation

Will Continue to Operate as Wholly-Owned Subsidiary

SUDBURY, Mass. — March 17, 2014 — Revolabs announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Yamaha Corporation. The merger of the two companies will help Yamaha further grow its enterprise presence for audio equipment. Yamaha has also been developing, manufacturing, and selling voice communication devices and professional audio equipment for the expanding audio equipment market for many years, and the sharing of product lines, technology, know-how, and sales networks of both companies will enable the Yamaha Group to provide high-quality solutions for the diversifying needs of the market.

“With the market for conference room equipment expected to expand worldwide, I am extremely happy to welcome Revolabs — a company that has earned a high level of trust from customers and grown rapidly in this market — as a member of the Yamaha Group,” said Mr. Takuya Nakata, president of Yamaha Corporation. “Revolabs’ ethos of creating products that provide value for customers with strong technical capabilities as a base meshes well with the Yamaha Group’s corporate philosophy. By combining Revolabs’ wireless microphone systems and wireless conference phones with Yamaha’s voice communication devices and professional audio equipment, we expect to be able to create even more appealing solutions for our customers. In the future we aim to accelerate our progress in expanding sales in the electronics business domain, one of the goals announced in the Yamaha Management Plan 2016, our medium-term management plan, by combining the technology and know-how of both companies.”

Revolabs will continue to operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation and execute on its existing roadmap with the current management team. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of March 2014 after receipt of customary regulatory approvals. Moelis & Company acted as the exclusive financial advisor and Latham & Watkins LLP acted as legal advisor to Revolabs in connection with the transaction.

“Since we started the company in 2005, Revolabs has shown an ability to innovate and bring exciting products to the market,” said Jean-Pierre Carney, CEO and founder of Revolabs. “We’ve grown a strong team, have an exciting roadmap with industry-leading technology, and were already on track to more than double our revenues this year. Taking advantage of the strengths of the two companies will make our solutions stronger and expand our reach around the globe. There are a lot of great synergies between Yamaha and Revolabs, and our customers will receive the most benefit from this merger.”

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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, Mass., and can be reached at +1-800-326-1088 or www.revolabs.com.

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Revolabs Unveils FLX(TM) UC 1000 IP Conference Phone

Supports SIP Calls and USB Audio

SUDBURY, Mass. — March 17, 2014 — Revolabs today announced the exciting arrival of its state-of-the-art FLX(TM) UC 1000 IP conference phone with SIP call and USB audio support. A breakthrough for both audio quality and unified communication (UC) collaboration, the new FLX UC 1000 features first-class sound components and multiple communication channel integration, bringing users a simple, stylish, and powerful solution for desktop and small room conferencing applications.

Matching the success of Revolabs’ award-winning FLX UC 500, the FLX UC 1000 ensures astounding audio capture and delivery via premium tweeter and mid-woofer elements, four microphones, and an ultra-wide frequency response. By adding SIP support to its USB capabilities, the speakerphone brings exceptional performance to any major IP telephony environment, both on-premises and in the cloud, providing UC users with a complete collaboration solution for conference calls, desktop audio, and PC communication tools within a single audio device.

Equipped with full-duplex technology, the FLX UC 1000 enables crystal-clear audio exchanges between conferencing participants to mirror the sensation of in-person conversations. To push audio quality even further, the device provides an increased frequency range up to 20,000 Hz to deliver superior sound performance in any audio setting — from internal calls to music playback and collaborations across the globe. In conference room setups, the unit’s four microphones and integrated echo cancellation provide best-in-class audio pickup to ensure that participants can hear every word.

For simple IP calling capabilities, the FLX UC 1000 features a handy dialer with a 3.5-inch color display while USB support allows users to connect the speakerphone conveniently to any laptop, PC, or tablet for use with communication applications such as Skype(TM), Microsoft(R) Lync(R), IBM(R) Sametime(R), WebEx(R), and many others. Providing the ultimate flexibility, the unit also functions as a bridge for joining IP telephone calls with USB audio applications. Also available is Revolabs’ FLX UC 500, which features the same sleekness and audio quality without SIP support for users requiring only desktop audio functionality.

“As HD audio becomes available across so many platforms, customers need a UC solution that can support the same fidelity requirements as high-end speaker systems,” said Tim Root, chief technology officer of Revolabs. “Our audio technology already drives the leading IP conference phone on the market today. The FLX UC 1000 combines high-fidelity sound with outstanding microphone and echo cancellation technology while dual USB and IP telephony communication channels allow users to take full advantage of unified communication capabilities — without any compromises to audio quality or protocol flexibility. Once again, Revolabs’ combination of audio convenience, elegant design features, and advanced audio technologies has resulted in the market’s most comprehensive device for unleashing the power of UC-based collaborations.”

More information on the FLX UC 1000 and Revolabs’ full line of products 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, Mass., and can be reached at +1-800-326-1088 or www.revolabs.com.

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Wohler to Showcase Version 8.3 of the RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform at the 2014 NAB Show

Latest Platform Enhancements Further Streamline File-Based Media Processing for Efficient Content Delivery Across All Formats and Platforms

SAN FRANCISCO — March 13, 2014 — Wohler Technologies today announced that it will feature version 8.3 of the Wohler RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform(TM) at the 2014 NAB Show. Exhibiting in the LVCC South Upper Hall area along with other distribution, delivery, and online video solution providers, Wohler will showcase a variety of enhancements to the RadiantGrid platform, with a focus in new tools and capabilities that enable efficient, streamlined workflows for the preparation and delivery of content via over-the-top (OTT) and other Internet-delivered services.

“With the rise of multiplatform media consumption, it has become more important than ever that broadcasters have the means to deliver high-quality content quickly and cost effectively via both their traditional linear services and new Internet-based delivery platforms,” said Craig Newbury, vice president sales, RadiantGrid. “Version 8.3 of RadiantGrid meets that demand, offering broadcasters a variety of powerful tools that boost the efficiency of file-based workflows for multiplatform media delivery.”

The Wohler RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform provides consolidated media processing capabilities, such as transcoding, standards conversion, audio processing, caption processing, and quality control, with a highly intelligent content management fabric. Based on an extensible service-oriented architecture, the platform integrates smoothly with editorial, archive, traffic, business process, and rights management systems.

Version 8.3 of the RadiantGrid platform enables fully compliant OTT offerings for leading formats, including MPEG-DASH, HLS, and Microsoft Smooth Streaming, and aids broadcasters and other content producers in meeting the array of target bit rates, resolutions, and frame rates necessary for today’s content delivery ecosystem.

The platform also incorporates a brand-new media processing engine that parallelizes complex audio loudness correction alongside the video at unprecedented speeds. Along with optimized video pipeline features such as anamorphic video handling, 2K/4K Ultra HD support, and higher bit depths of up to 16-bit YUV, the RadiantGrid platform has been enhanced with the RadiantGrid Detect and Correct(TM) video legalization option, which leverages Wohler’s unique RightHue(TM) algorithm to ensure comprehensive NTSC and PAL color compliance within the file-based domain. RadiantGrid version 8.3 also introduces a unique solution for AS-11 U.K. DPP compliance.

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 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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BenQ Becomes the Fastest Growing Display Brand in North America

Brand Loyalty Attributed to Customer Support, Forward-Thinking Innovations, and Value-Driven Pricing

COSTA MESA, Calif. — March 13, 2014 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions and the world’s No. 1 DLP(R) projector manufacturer, today announced that the company has become the fastest growing display brand in North America for both its projector and monitor categories, according to recent market research studies. In addition, BenQ’s award-winning W1070, the world’s first Full-HD 1080p projector for under $1,000, was the top-selling home entertainment projector in the U.S. retail channel in 2013, according to PMA’s Retail Projector Tracking Service.

To become the fastest growing mainstream projector brand in North America, BenQ grew unit sales more than 40 percent in 2013, and clearly outperformed the overall projector market(1). Now among the industry’s top brands, an increasing number of consumers, schools, and businesses across the U.S. and Canada are turning to the company’s Colorific(TM) projectors to deliver accurate, crisp, and long-lasting color to classrooms, boardrooms, and home theater settings.

Even more impressive was BenQ’s growth of more than 50 percent in the LED monitor category from 2012 to 2013. The company’s award-winning collection of RevolutionEyes(TM) mainstream, professional, and gaming monitors allows users, including business and creative professionals as well as hobbyists, to experience the forefront of LED technology for incredible on-screen precision, blazing-fast response times, and enhanced visual comfort.

“2013 was a standout year for BenQ,” said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. “Our market breakthroughs in home theater projectors such as the W1070 and new product categories like the RL2455HM professional console gaming monitor enabled our customers to grow much faster than the market and generate significant incremental impact to their bottom lines. We are looking forward to expanding our assortment of Colorific projectors and RevolutionEyes monitors to set the trend for new market segments in 2014.”

BenQ’s price-defying W1070 Colorific projector was the top-selling home entertainment projector in the U.S. retail channel in 2013, according to PMA’s Retail Projector Tracking Service, and was the No.1 model in December 2013, achieving 19.8 percent of unit market share among consumer mainstream models(2). The W1070 delivers unparalleled performance by giving consumers access to advanced features such as Full-HD 1080p 3D projection utilizing the high-end DLP(R) Dark Chip 3 (DC3) — typically reserved for higher-priced models. To lower total cost of ownership, BenQ’s SmartEco(TM) energy-saving technology provides extended lamp life on the company’s projector lines, resulting in up to 10,000 hours of lamp power without any compromise in projection quality.

For monitors across all product lines, BenQ’s RevolutionEyes technology delivers exceptional visual performance while reducing eye fatigue for maximum comfort during normal users’ daily and extended periods of monitor usage. Advanced features such as ZeroFlicker(TM) eliminates traditional LED flicker issues, while Low Blue Light technology removes up to 70 percent of blue spectrum light to protect vision during prolonged usage periods. The end result is striking visual clarity, seamless motion fluidity, and enhanced viewing comfort for any application. BenQ’s highly acclaimed gaming monitors are also at the forefront of innovation. With user-specific features such as Black eQualizer, which allows players to adjust brightness without over-exposing white levels in order to reveal critical combat details within darkened areas, BenQ delivers the ultimate gaming experience for pro gamers and gaming enthusiasts alike.

More information about BenQ’s full line of products is available at www.BenQ.us.

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(1) Based upon Q4’13 Quarterly Projector Shipment and Forecast Report from PMA Research
(2) Based upon 2013 Retail Projector Tracking Service Reports from PMA Research

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

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

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

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

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RTI Announces New Driver for Autonomic Mirage Media Solutions

New Two-Way Driver Facilitates Seamless Integration of Autonomic Local and Streaming Audio Capabilities Into RTI Control Systems

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — March 12, 2014 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) has announced the availability of a new two-way driver for Autonomic’s popular Mirage Media Servers and Mirage Audio Systems. Developed by Autonomic, the new driver makes it simple for integrators to incorporate both local and streaming audio capabilities into RTI’s cost-effective control systems, providing their clients with powerful control and interactive browsing functionality.

Offered in two-source and six-source versions, Autonomic’s Mirage Media Servers support high-definition local content, such as iTunes and WMP playlists, and the most popular streaming music services, including Pandora, Rhapsody, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, and more. Cloud-based synchronization ensures that a user’s entire library is with them wherever they go. For a complete audiophile-grade, multi-room audio solution, Autonomic’s Mirage Audio Systems packages a Mirage Media Server with a choice of Mirage Digital Amplifiers. Perfect for small residential systems to large commercial environments, the systems can support up to 96 individual zones of audio.

With the new two-way driver, users have an intuitive control interface that allows them to easily browse and switch between local and streaming content, create custom playlists, and even add new streaming service accounts on the fly. All of these features are further enhanced with the RTI control system, allowing the end user to also select the location they want to play music in, control the volume, and make adjustments to any other electronic systems in the home or commercial facility — all without having to switch user interfaces.

“Control is central to what we do,” said Michael de Nigris, CEO of Autonomic. “RTI’s sophisticated control platform provides us with robust integration capabilities, and we are very pleased with the results that we’ve been able to achieve pairing RTI solutions with Mirage Media Servers.”

“At RTI, our goal is to provide users with a single interface for complete control over all of their electronic systems. We are very excited to have our integration partnership with Autonomic taken to the next level with their development of this robust two-way driver and all of its powerful features,” said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI. “By offering seamless integration of Autonomic’s award-winning media solutions into RTI control systems, it’s easier than ever for installers to provide their customers with audiophile-grade digital music and the most satisfying control experience possible.”

The Autonomic driver is compatible with all XP control processors. Using the latest version of RTI’s award-winning Integration Designer(R) programming software, installers can easily provide their clients with a completely customized, intuitive control experience, in a drag-and-drop programming environment.

The Autonomic driver is available now on the Autonomic website at www.autonomic-controls.com.

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About Autonomic
Autonomic Controls, Inc. (www.autonomic-controls.com) introduced the world’s first cloud-based media server, making audio and video consumption more reliable, easy and fulfilling. Exclusively engineered for control system integration, Autonomic products have become the standard for converging content for multi-room distribution from the most popular sources, such as iTunes(R), Windows Media, Last.fm, Pandora(R), Rhapsody(R), TuneIn Radio, SiriusXM(R) Internet Radio, and Spotify(R).

About Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI)
Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) is a leading control systems manufacturer offering innovative, sophisticated, and user-friendly devices for professionally installed electronic systems. The company’s wide array of award-winning handheld and in-wall universal controllers, central processors, audio distribution systems, and accessories are marketed exclusively through a worldwide network of professional integrators. For complete control and monitoring over electronic systems from virtually anywhere in the world, the power of RTI is available on iPhone(R), iPod touch(R), iPad(R), and Android(TM) devices through the company’s RTiPanel application, just as the award-winning RTI Virtual Panel program offers access and control via any PC running Microsoft(R) Windows(R). All RTI solutions are programmed through the company’s world-renowned Integration Designer(R) software, easily allowing dealers to provide a completely customizable user interface for intuitive command over the entire electronics system.

Founded in 1992 with a committed focus on the custom installation market, RTI offers a number of award-winning support and incentive programs to its dealers, including educational opportunities through the Advanced Control University (ACU), and the popular Control Bucks and Dealer Accommodation programs. In addition, through RTI’s Integration Partner Program, the company has reached out to manufacturers across the industry to ensure that RTI products integrate seamlessly with a wide variety of components and systems.

Additional information on RTI and its innovative control solutions is available at www.rticorp.com.

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Nexidia Announces Nexidia QC(TM) 2.1 for Caption and Language Verification

ATLANTA — March 12, 2014 — Nexidia, developer of dialogue and audio analysis products and technologies for optimizing audio and video media, today announced Nexidia QC(TM) 2.1, the latest release of its software tool to automate quality control of closed captions, video description, and languages for broadcast and IP workflows. Nexidia QC 2.1 features new integrations and enhancements, including the ability to retime captions, that make the tool even more effective at saving time and operating costs and helping customers avoid costly mistakes and potential fines.

“Since its introduction a year ago, many in the industry have recognized Nexidia QC as a unique and essential tool for verifying languages and caption quality, so we’re committed to ensuring that the product evolves to keep up with the needs of the industry,” said Drew Lanham, senior vice president and general manager of Nexidia’s Media and Entertainment division. “This latest version integrates with two of the most popular production automation solutions available, which makes it even easier for those users to adopt Nexidia QC into their workflows.”

Nexidia QC 2.1 features enhanced job reporting and automated caption retiming, which retimes live captions for subsequent re-use and corrects sync problems caused by frame-rate conversion. Although many tools fix caption timing for frame-rate conversion, Nexidia QC 2.1 is the first to automatically correct live caption timing issues.

In addition to the currently supported AmberFin Unified Quality Control (UQC) integration, Nexidia QC 2.1 expands integration to include Telestream Vantage. Now Vantage users can seamlessly integrate Nexidia QC tests and actions using the Vantage workflow designer.

Nexidia will demonstrate Nexidia QC 2.1 at the 2014 NAB Show in booth SL12517. The product can also be seen working within the AmberFin UQC environment at AmberFin’s booth (SU8505). Nexidia QC 2.1 will be available in May 2014.

More information about Nexidia QC and other Nexidia products is available at www.nexidia.tv.

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About Nexidia
Nexidia is the audio and video search company with patented technologies and breakthrough applications that make it quick and easy for customers to gain new insight, boost their competitive advantage, and monetize large volumes of audio and video assets from entertainment, sports, news, education, corporate, government, financial, house of worship, and non-profit organizations. More information is available at www.nexidia.tv.

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NETIA Products at the 2014 NAB Show

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NETIA,
Exhibiting With Globecast (Booth SU2706) and in the French Pavilion (Booth C2950),
April 7-10, Las Vegas

At the 2014 NAB Show, NETIA will highlight an array of new product features and functions that not only streamline the sharing of content among production sites, but also enrich the use of metadata in media asset management. The company will showcase enhancements that improve users’ multimedia production capabilities, as well as their mobile and remote production workflows. NETIA also will demonstrate its ability to integrate complex production ecosystems and simplify the publishing of content and data to the second screen.

NEW NETIA Media Assist and Workflow Solutions
At the 2014 NAB Show, NETIA will showcase the integration of its new multiple-device interface for audiovisual media management with the company’s well-established Radio-Assist(TM) radio automation solution via a secure cross-platform Web-based interface. This integration enables journalists and field staff to use virtually any mobile device — laptop, tablet, or smartphone — and operating system (iOS, Windows, and Android) to gain remote access to the NETIA Radio-Assist database and subsequently search, browse, ingest, edit video and/or audio, segment the video, insert a logo or subtitle, and export and publish it on social networks. With this portable lightweight interface, broadcasters gain a powerful tool for multimedia content creation. The new NETIA Web-based interface not only enables convenient content editing and repurposing of professional branded multimedia, but also automates publishing to key social media outlets.

Enhanced iSnippet Audio Editing Tool for iPhone(R) and iPad(R)
NETIA’s Snippet range of editing tools, available within the Radio-Assist(TM) automation solution, has been improved for iOS(R) devices. Sharing the same look and ergonomic principles as the Snippet desktop interface, the iPhone(R)- and iPad(R)-compatible iSnippet tool has already given field reporters and others remote Radio-Assist audio editing capabilities — familiar from the desktop — on their portable devices. Now, iSnippet serves as an all-in-one solution that allows iOS device users not only to edit and index media from their mobile devices, but also to record and export ready-to-broadcast assets from the in-studio Radio-Assist database.

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Improved Teleprompter for Windows(R) Tablets
The teleprompter module for the Radio-Assist(TM) radio automation suite gives presenters and journalists convenient visual access to news scripts on their Windows(R) tablet displays. The module also drives the studio playout system to increase users’ remote control capabilities. The enhanced version being demonstrated at the 2014 NAB Show features a new bidirectional link between the prompter and the broadcast/playout module within Radio-Assist, which in turn enables the playout system to control content directly from the prompter and vice versa. Consequently, the Windows tablet user, working either in the studio or in the field, now can start and stop audio directly from the prompter without third-party intervention. NETIA also will highlight standard teleprompter module features such as customizable text size, color selection, automatic read speed control, and read length, which may be configured within specific user profiles.

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Company Overview:

NETIA, a Globecast company and part of Orange, is a leading provider of software solutions that enable efficient management and delivery of audiovisual content to today’s full array of media platforms. Relied on by more than 15,000 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 radio automation, media asset and workflow management solutions to major radio and television brands and to multimedia groups around the world. Clients include the Associated Press, ABC News Radio Network, Cumulus Radio, Radio Globo in Brazil, SBS and ABC in Australia, MediaCorp Singapore, RAI Italy, RTL France, Radio France, RTBF in Belgium, and France Televisions. 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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Revolabs Launches FLX(TM) UC 500

First USB Speakerphone to Provide Exceptional Audio Performance in PC-Based UC Solutions

SUDBURY, Mass. — March 12, 2014 — Revolabs today announced the debut of its award-winning FLX(TM) UC 500 USB conference phone, setting a new audio standard for unified communication applications. Designed specifically for everyday PC-based communications, the feature-rich speakerphone provides high-fidelity audio experiences to settings such as desktop workspaces and conference rooms via dual speaker elements, four microphones, and integrated echo cancellation — packing amazing audio performance into a simple, sleek, sound-first speakerphone.

“When designing the market-changing FLX UC 500, Revolabs had a very simple goal in mind: put the speaker in the speakerphone,” said JP Carney, CEO of Revolabs. “The FLX UC 500 allows users in conference rooms, huddle rooms, small offices, and home setups to experience best-in-class audio performance for applications such as softphone calls, webinars, and videoconferencing. The result is a completely redefined audio experience that goes beyond anything the industry has come to expect for PC-based communications.”

The Revolabs FLX UC 500 USB conference phone is the market’s first device to provide powerful high-fidelity audio capabilities as well as conference-room quality audio playback and capture using tweeter and mid-woofer elements, and four embedded microphones within an eye-catching, compact design. Equipped with leading-edge echo cancellation technology, higher bandwidth, and more power than traditional devices, the FLX UC 500 delivers a new level of audio clarity, quality, and volume — enabling participants to hear every word with superior call intelligibility within any audio environment. Using a combination of full-duplex communication capabilities, high-tech manufacturing, and ultra-modern design, users can now easily engage in UC collaborations that finally resemble the authenticity of face-to-face conversations.

Already recognized with a TMC INTERNET TELEPHONY 2014 Product of the Year Award, the FLX UC 500 can be used as an external audio device or connected to any laptop, PC, or tablet device for use with Skype(TM), Microsoft(R) Lync(TM), Cisco Jabber, IBM Sametime(R), WebEx(TM), and many other applications. With its superior audio quality and professional speaker elements, the FLX UC 500 also serves as an ideal desktop music sound system. More information on the FLX UC 500 and Revolabs’ full line of products 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, Mass., and can be reached at +1-800-326-1088 or www.revolabs.com.

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BenQ’s New M7 Series Projectors Bring High Brightness to Classrooms, Meeting Spaces, and Multimedia Spaces

COSTA MESA, Calif. — March 11, 2014 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions and global DLP(R) projector leader, today introduced additions to the M7 Series of business projectors with the new MX768 and MW769. Part of the company’s high brightness, high performance devices, the projection pair features up to 4,200 ANSI lumens of brightness, contrast ratios extending to 13,000:1, and flexible installation options that virtually eliminate the need to perform any manual adjustments. The end result is Colorific(TM) picture quality for accurate, crisp, and long-lasting color, SmartEco(TM) power-saving technology for lowering total cost of ownership (TCO), and overall simpler setup and maintenance for a wide range of small to medium-sized applications.

“The latest additions to our M7 Series sustain BenQ’s belief that both brightness and image quality can go hand-in-hand with ease of use and installation flexibility,” said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. “With wireless display capabilities, compatibility with third-party devices, and flexible placement options, the new MX768 and MW769 projectors are a testament to BenQ’s reputation for responsive innovation — providing teachers, students, and presenters with collaborative tools for superior presentations.”

Featuring resolutions in both XGA (MX768) and WXGA (MW769), respective 4,000 and 4,200 ANSI lumens of brightness, and high contrast ratios of 13,000:1, the MX768 and MW769 projectors are designed to bring the precision, brightness, and high-quality imaging required to meet the demands of today’s medium-sized classrooms, corporate meeting spaces, and other presentation venues — regardless of ambient light settings. For added convenience and to further accentuate the multimedia facets of any presentation by bringing screen-casted content to life, the projectors also come equipped with 20W speakers, offer full 3D Ready and nVidia 3DTV Play capabilities, and include optional wireless display for content delivery over the cloud.

For IT managers, LAN control enables centralized remote monitoring and management, while integration with Crestron(R) RoomView(TM), AMX(R), and PJLink(R), plus 1.5x (MX768) and 1.6x (MW769) big-zoom lens ratios, add to the projectors’ flexibility. Setups are made even easier with “Corner Fit” for both vertical and horizontal keystone capabilities, which adjust the picture’s four corners to create a perfectly rectangular onscreen shape, while “Surface Fit” automatically prevents unwanted image blends due to uneven surfaces, eliminating the need for users to ever perform another manual adjustment.

To enable PC-less presentations, the MX768 and MW769 provide wireless display options, allowing cable-free connections to presenters’ content sources for more fluid interactive sessions. The projectors offer a complete multimedia hub with a variety of connectivity options including HDMI, RJ45, and USB. Other energy-saving features include “instant restart,” which allows rapid rebooting when the devices are accidentally switched off, up to 3,500 hours of lamp life with BenQ’s SmartEco(TM) lamp-saving technology, and a filter-free optical system, which reduces the projectors’ TCO.

Available now, BenQ’s MX768 and MW769 projectors retail at $2,199 and $2,399 respectively. More information on the full line of BenQ products is available at www.BenQ.us.

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

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

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

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

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