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Video Clarity Announces MOVIE for ClearView Video Quality Analyzers

New Perceptual Test Method Yields Most Accurate Results Available in an Automated Measurement System

CAMPBELL, Calif. — March 18, 2014 — Video Clarity Inc., provider of market-leading audio and video quality measurement and analysis systems, today announced the release of MOVIE for ClearView, a new perceptual test method for the ClearView line of video quality analyzers. MOVIE (for Motion-based Video Integrity Evaluation) creates a new level of accuracy for measuring video quality because it yields results that are closer than ever to human perceptions of video quality. MOVIE improves accuracy for content originators, broadcast operators, broadcast transmission equipment manufacturers, and consumer electronics manufacturers that use ClearView analyzers to ensure the best viewing experience, operate more efficiently, meet SLAs, and stay in compliance.

Though subjective viewing of video to make final product and network-path quality decisions will never go away, MOVIE for ClearView analyzers gives discerning users in both R&D and network operations departments a new advanced measurement tool that decreases the need for time-consuming, subjective in-house viewing and audience-based quality assessment projects.

ClearView analyzers use several proven test methods to arrive at a measurement of subjective quality that very closely approximates what the average person would see and hear when watching the video. Adding the full-reference MOVIE test to ClearView systems gives users the highest correlation to human subjective quality available in an automated measurement system.

“Customers are continually looking for better, more accurate ways to measure and track video quality, whether they’re developing an encoder/decoder or other processing product, or running an entertainment network processing-path application. We study the latest work by researchers so that we can integrate the best-performing solutions into ClearView products,” said Blake Homan, president of Video Clarity. “MOVIE meets the demand for ever more accurate tools when testing both broadcast and consumer devices that tend to generate significant interframe quality artifacts. We know users want the MOVIE method as part of their video quality measurement and test routines.”

The science of predicting human perception of video quality is not 100 percent accurate. The higher the correlation to subjective data sets, the better. MOVIE provides a closer correlation than most available methods because it takes into account the spatial and temporal changes from frame to frame that affect quality. With MOVIE, ClearView systems now include a metric measurement that estimates frame-to-frame effects on quality, thereby addressing a demand for higher accuracy as correlated with well-known subjective data sets that use the recommended ITU-R BT.500 method.

Video Clarity will demonstrate MOVIE for ClearView analyzers at the 2014 NAB Show in booth SU11607. More information about Video Clarity and the company’s products is available at www.videoclarity.com.

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Photo Caption: ClearView showing side-by-side MOVIE measurement of a source video and encoded/decoded sequence.

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About Video Clarity Inc.
Video Clarity Inc. provides audio and video quality assessment and analysis systems for researchers, broadcasters, equipment vendors, and entertainment distribution engineers that must continually measure the quality of their products and services. Propelled by market-leading technology, Video Clarity solutions have been adopted the world over by major media networks such as NBC Universal and BSkyB; leading broadcast-product manufacturers such as Cisco(R) and Harmonic(R); and educational, government, and research organizations such as the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, the U.S. Army, and NASA. Video Clarity was founded in 2003, with headquarters in Campbell, Calif., and distribution worldwide. Additional information is available at www.videoclarity.com.

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Wohler to Showcase Its Unique MPEG Series Video Monitoring Line at the 2014 NAB Show

Representing Industry’s First Universal Monitoring Solution, MPEG Series Offers Valuable Format Flexibility and Significant Cost and Space Savings

SAN FRANCISCO — March 18, 2014 — Wohler Technologies today announced that it will showcase its MPEG Series DVB-ASI and IPTV monitors, the industry’s first universal monitoring solutions, at the 2014 NAB Show. The MPEG Series enables a single operator to monitor all video streams, even those destined for delivery via Web portals and mobile services, from a single system and interface. This consolidation of MPEG-2 and MPEG-4/H.264 streams into the mainstream workflow significantly reduces the cost and complexity of handling the various streams processed and distributed by today’s broadcast and production facilities.

“Uniting the functionality of four discrete monitoring systems into one solution, our MPEG Series products address broadcasters’ need to minimize the space and power requirements of their monitoring operations while maintaining the utmost flexibility in handling video signals,” said John Terrey, vice president sales at Wohler. “Taking the place of an IRD feeding into a video monitor, audio monitor, and an MPEG analyzer, MPEG Series monitors offer a highly efficient and cost-effective alternative for monitoring video signals in a wide array of formats.”

Wohler MPEG monitors decode and provide at-a-glance monitoring of program content from MPEG-2/4 ASI and Ethernet IP streams, as well as SD/HD/3G-SDI inputs. The MPEG video monitors identify, decode, and display both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 signals (input via BNC or Ethernet) in high resolution while giving users the ability to browse the PAT, PMT, PID, EIT, and NIT data (both ATSC and DVB tables) for each selected stream. In addition to MPEG ASI and dual-input 3G/HD-SDI with loop-through, the MPEG monitors accommodate HDMI video and audio with level meters, GPI, and tally.

Convenient monitoring capabilities include Dolby Digital and Digital+ decoding, as well as the capacity to decode as many as 12 audio groups. In-picture level metering of up to 16 audio channels is provided for both average and PPM (peak) levels with selectable meter scales. Throughout the 2014 NAB Show, Wohler will feature the MPEG-4290, a 4-RU system with two 9-inch screens; the MPEG-3270, a 3-RU system with two 7-inch screens; and the 2-RU MPEG-2443 with four individual 4.3-inch screens.

Further information on the MPEG Series and other Wohler products is available at www.wohler.com.

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Photo Caption: Wohler MPEG-4290 Video Monitor

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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.

Visit Wohler Technologies at the 2014 NAB Show, Booth SU4410

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Qumu Integrates Nexidia SearchGrid Technology Into Its Enterprise Video Platform

ATLANTA — March 18, 2014 — Nexidia, developer of dialogue and audio analysis products and technologies for optimizing audio and video media, today announced that Qumu, the provider of the leading enterprise video platform for webcasting and online video streaming, will now offer Video Speech Search, powered by Nexidia SearchGrid, as a standard part of its enterprise video management portal and viewer. SearchGrid uses the same underlying technology that powers the award-winning Nexidia Dialogue Search. Since the second quarter of 2013, Qumu had been offering its Nexidia-powered Speech Search module as an add-on to its Video Control Center product. Now, as a result of customer feedback, Qumu is providing Speech Search as a standard component of both its on-premises and hosted cloud offerings so that a growing list of major global enterprise customers can benefit from Nexidia’s patented search technology.

Research shows that an effective search function is a market requirement when it comes to creating and managing corporate video because it helps employees better navigate large video libraries. “The enterprise video content management space is highly competitive, and Nexidia’s technology has helped us differentiate our product and provide added value,” said Vern Hanzlik, Sr. Vice President and General Manager at Qumu. “Our customers have given us very positive feedback in the short time that Speech Search has been available, so it was an easy choice to make Nexidia’s technology a standard part of our core viewer and portal technology.”

In addition to earning positive customer feedback, Qumu also garnered industry recognition. In The Forrester Wave(TM): Video Platforms For The Enterprise, Q1 2013, Forrester Research analysts state that, “Qumu scored highest in the Forrester Wave for current offering due to its complete application feature set, availability of video distribution and content routing appliances, and its recent introduction of speech search capabilities.” The Forrester report identifies Qumu as a leader among enterprise video platforms and calls out the speech search technology as a factor in that ranking. In the Sept. 26, 2013, Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Video Content Management report, Qumu has been positioned as a leader for its ability to execute and completeness of vision.

“Qumu is a market-leading company that listens to its customers, who represent the upper tier of the world’s global enterprises. By acting on that valuable feedback and analyst validation, Qumu has decided to make Nexidia-powered search functionality a standard feature across its platform,” said Drew Lanham, senior vice president and general manager of Nexidia’s Media and Entertainment division. “We believe the ability to make video searchable through speech has emerged as a game-changing functionality, and we are pleased that our relationship has helped in positioning Qumu as a market leader in Enterprise Video.”

More information about Nexidia Dialogue Search, SearchGrid, and other Nexidia products is available at www.nexidia.tv.

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About Qumu Corporation
Qumu Corporation (NASDAQ: QUMU) provides the tools businesses need to create, manage, secure, distribute and measure the success of their videos. Qumu’s innovative solutions release the power in video to engage and empower employees, partners and clients. Qumu helps thousands of organizations around the world realize the greatest possible value from video and other rich content they create and publish. Whatever the audience size, viewer device or network configuration, Qumu solutions are how business does video. Additional information can be found at www.qumu.com.

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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Digigram products at NAB

Digigram, Stand C2849

At the 2014 NAB Show, the Digigram team will feature a complete range of products designed to address the requirements of all applications and budgets. In showcasing solutions that simplify the capture and delivery of high-quality audio-over-IP networks, the company will highlight a new RAVENNA/AES67-enabled sound card ideal for low-latency synchronous audio-over-IP distribution over LAN; the low-cost, ultralow-latency IQOYA *CALL and IQOYA *CALL/LE audio-over-IP contribution codecs; the IQOYA *LINK and IQOYA *LINK/LE stereo audio-over-IP distribution codecs; the high-density IQOYA *SERV/LINK multiple-stereo or multichannel audio-over-IP codec for professional IP audio distribution; and the latest release in the company’s AQILIM family of video encoders for professional video broadcasting and distribution over IP networks.

LX-IP RAVENNA PCIe Sound Card
The LX-IP RAVENNA PCIe sound card, the first RAVENNA-enabled product developed by Digigram, features ultralow latency — down to one audio sample per IP packet — and up to 256 RAVENNA I/O channels from multiple RAVENNA streams. Ideal for high-density audio production or automation applications in radio and TV broadcast studios, this solution makes it easy for users to record and play as many as 128 audio-over-IP RAVENNA channels simultaneously in/out of a desktop computer. Boasting ultralow, round-trip latency down to 3 ms, interoperability with all AES67 requirements, embedded 128 x 128 switching matrix, Grandmaster PTP clock abilities, and high redundancy assured by two Gigabit Ethernet connections, this reliable hardware solution enables broadcasters to maintain high performance regardless of the computational load presented by other applications running on the host system.

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Photo Caption: LX-IP RAVENNA PCIe Sound Card

IQOYA *CALL and IQOYA *CALL/LE Audio-Over-IP Codec for Professional IP Audio Contribution
Digigram will highlight IQOYA *CALL and IQOYA *CALL/LE codecs, which allow users to build reliable low-latency IP audio contribution links while keeping costs under control. These codecs belong to Digigram’s Mobile Studio and Ultra Mobility solutions, which bring professional quality to full-duplex connections between a remote site and a studio.

IQOYA *CALL/LE is a cost-effective and versatile addition to the IQOYA range of IP codecs. It easily provides full-duplex IP audio sessions over the Internet and wireless connections thanks to its smart signaling and hassle-free symmetric RTP connection mode.

IQOYA *CALL protects the investment of broadcast institutions within large fleets of heterogeneous ACIP EBU Tech 3326-compatible equipment managed by SIP infrastructure. Its front panel enables simple and straightforward usage in all outside broadcast situations.

As with all IQOYA family members, IQOYA *CALL and IQOYA *CALL/LE codecs share the benefits of Digigram’s FluidIP(TM) IP audio streaming engine, including smart jitter, packet loss and drift management; quality of service (QoS) optimization; end-to-end dual-stream redundancy; and stable ultralow latency.

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Photo Caption: IQOYA *CALL/LE Audio-Over-IP Codec

IQOYA *SERV/LINK Multiple-Stereo or Multichannel Audio-Over-IP Codec for Professional IP Audio Distribution
Digigram’s IQOYA *SERV/LINK incorporates multiple distribution codec instances and the company’s advanced FluidIP(TM) technology on a single processing hardware platform to simplify the transport of multiple audio programs (mono, stereo, multichannel) over IP networks in a high-density format. Designed for radio broadcasting and for intercom and commentary for both radio and TV, the IQOYA *SERV/LINK codec allows users to configure multiple-stereo or multichannel solutions for links between studios and between the studio and transmitters, DVB operators, or content delivery networks. In its compact 1-RU version, it can handle up to eight stereo analog channels, 16 stereo AES/EBU channels, 32 stereo MADI channels, or multichannel LAN IP audio interfaces (Livewire and RAVENNA), and up to 64 codecs with multiple GPIOs and RS232 ports for auxiliary data tunneling. The scalability of the system allows users to mix and expand the audio I/Os supported, and Digigram offers a larger 4-RU version of IQOYA *SERV/LINK to provide even higher channel density. The solution supports analog, AES, MADI, Livewire, or RAVENNA audio connectivity and multiple audio codecs (PCM, MPEG L2 and L3, AAC, apt-X), and it is one of the industry’s few audio-over-IP codecs that can simultaneously stream raw RTP, HTTP, and MPEG-TS/IP streams.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Digigram/Digigram-IQOYA_ServLink_1U.jpg
Photo Caption: IQOYA *SERV/LINK Audio-Over-IP Codec

IQOYA *LINK and IQOYA *LINK/LE Audio-Over-IP Codecs
The IQOYA *LINK and IQOYA *LINK/LE codecs are full-duplex encoding and decoding solutions that provide uncompromising performance for IP-based studio-to-studio and studio-to-transmitter links, as well as audio program delivery to DVB operators. Developed in collaboration with major European telcos, the IQOYA *LINK/LE codec is a cost-effective version of Digigram’s full-featured IQOYA *LINK codec that gives broadcasters the benefit of 24/7 reliability, audio format flexibility, ease of use, and affordability. Based on FluidIP(TM) technology, the smart IP audio streaming engine developed by Digigram, both IQOYA *LINK and IQOYA *LINK/LE boast high field-proven mean time between failures (MTBF), very low back-to-back latency, and a host of state-of-the-art features that guarantee audio quality and continuity. With audio synchronization based on Network Time Protocol (NTP), these Digigram solutions enable operators to provide a seamless listening experience for users on the go — even as they move among the contiguous transmitters used in a multifrequency network. An intuitive Web-based user interface simplifies configuration, control, and monitoring and gives users access to real-time metrics on the network.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Digigram/Digigram-IQOYA-LINK.jpg
Photo Caption: IQOYA *LINK and IQOYA *LINK/LE Audio-Over-IP Codecs

AQILIM *FIT/LE Video Encoder
The AQILIM *FIT/LE professional video encoder is an intuitive and cost-effective solution for high-quality live event broadcasting over an IPTV network or multiscreen video distribution over the Internet. With flexible input options and compatibility with leading content delivery networks (CDNs), the encoder is ideal for popular live video streaming applications including filmed radio; live distribution of corporate, sporting, or news events; the creation of WebTV; the live distribution of electronic sports events; and live education via e-learning. The AQILIM *FIT/LE encoder connects directly to the camera or video mixer, capturing live video and streaming encoded video either to an IP network or to the CDN responsible for Internet distribution of live video. A straightforward Web-based interface eliminates the need for specialized user training or dedicated operators. The robust 1-RU encoder is available with analog, SDI, and/or HDMI video inputs.

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Photo Caption: AQILIM *FIT/LE Video Encoder

Digigram Quote:

“As a leading supplier of audio-over-IP solutions for all applications and all budgets, Digigram will be bringing its full range of innovative IP audio codecs, audio applications, and professional sound cards to the 2014 NAB Show. We also look forward to showcasing our recently launched professional video encoder, which is a game-changer for live streaming applications.”
– Philippe Delacroix, President and CEO at Digigram

Company Overview:

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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Primestream Reveals FORK Media Asset Management and Automation Integration With Apple Final Cut Pro X

Two-Way Communication Enables Edit-While-Capture and Collaborative Production Workflows

MIAMI — March 18, 2014 — Primestream(R) today released a new FORK(TM) integration with Apple’s Final Cut Pro(R) X, enabling unified two-way communications between the two applications. Final Cut Pro X users can now reap the benefits of the FORK Production Suite for managing and automating media workflows, including edit-while-capture with automatic refresh, logging, marker insertion, proxy editing, workflow management, and archiving.

“The FORK platform provides industry professionals with essential tools that allow Final Cut Pro X craft editors to easily browse their media database and trigger customizable FORK automated workflows,” said Warren Arenstein, Primestream senior vice president of business development. “FORK edit-while-capture integration with Final Cut Pro X gives live multi-cam productions the ability to meet quick-turnaround deadlines while simultaneously extending access to many departments.”

Movement from FORK to Final Cut Pro X
* Send live ingesting content to Final Cut Pro X with edit-while-capture support
* Send logged highlights to Final Cut Pro X via subclips created in FORK
* Send user-created FORK markers to Final Cut Pro X

Movement from Final Cut Pro X to FORK
* Deliver finished edits directly to the FORK MAM within Final Cut Pro X
* Send Final Cut Pro X sequence markers into FORK MAM
* Automate workflows and categorize media using metadata sent from Final Cut Pro X

Remote workflows with FORK Xchange and Final Cut Pro X
* Remotely import logged highlights into Final Cut Pro X with FORK Xchange
* Remotely deliver Final Cut Pro X edits with FORK Xchange Uploader
* Remotely insert metadata and trigger actions on delivered Final Cut Pro X media

With this new integration, FORK software continues its history of supporting Final Cut Pro and other leading NLE solutions. FORK versions 4.0 and higher support Mac OS(R) X Mavericks. Users should consult their integrator or support chain before updating. FORK integration with Final Cut Pro X requires version 10.1 or higher.

Final Cut Server Migrations to FORK
FORK can migrate all Final Cut Server assets, metadata, and productions into FORK clips and projects, with the option of leaving existing assets in place. FORK supports extensive scripting, including command lines, XML import/export, email notifications, user groups, and permissions.

Primestream will demonstrate FORK integration with Final Cut Pro X at the 2014 NAB Show at booth SL10216. The FORK integration with Final Cut Pro X is available now. More information is available by request to sales@primestream.com.

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Photo Caption: FORK(TM) With Apple(R) Final Cut Pro(R) X Workflow

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Photo Caption: FORK(TM) Edit-While-Capture in Apple(R) Final Cut(R) Pro X

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About Primestream
Primestream(R), a leader in advanced media asset management and broadcast automation software, offers a seamless end-to-end platform for digital acquisition of live and file-based content, media asset management, editing, logging, control room and master control playback, smartphone and tablet video contribution, publishing to the Web, and dynamic archiving. The company’s portfolio includes the FORK(TM) suite of applications, as well as Mobile2Air(R), ControlStation(TM), DIG-IT(TM) and Xchange(TM) Suite. Deployed in more than 300 broadcast operations across 40 countries, Primestream’s proven solutions are implemented by some of the world’s leading broadcasters, uplink services providers, digital media operations, and production/post-production facilities. More information is available at www.primestream.com.

Mac, Final Cut Pro, and OS X are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

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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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Photo Caption: PackeTV(R) Logo White

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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.

Visit Visionary Solutions, Inc at the 2014 NAB Show, Booth SU8602

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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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