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DPA Microphones and ResInno Offer Test Drive at AES 2012

DPA d:vote™ 4099, 4006A, 4011A and 2000 Series Mics Make Beautiful Music with ResInno Grand Rossa Piano

SAN FRANCISCO, OCTOBER 16, 2012 – DPA Microphones and ResInno, designers of specially engineered piano legs, are teaming up at AES (Booth 629) to highlight DPA’s complete line of instrument microphones. ResInno’s Grand Rossa piano design will be on display at the DPA booth for attendees to not only marvel at the Ferrari-inspired red piano legs, but also to listen to the superb audio quality they produce through the DPA d:vote 4099P piano instrument microphones and 4006A, 4011A and 2000 Series Reference Standard Microphones.

Designed by ResInno Originator Justin Elliott, the legs on the Grand Rossa have been precisely engineered to produce a distinguishable improvement to the impressive instrument’s tonal quality. To emphasize the enhanced audio abilities of the grand piano, as well as those of DPA Microphones, the companies will affix DPA’s d:vote 4099, 4006A, 4011A and 2000 Series microphones to all areas of the piano at AES. Attendees will be able to listen to each individual microphone through various headphone listening stations connected to each microphone and set up throughout the DPA booth.

DPA’s newly-updated d:vote 4099 is ideal for live performance settings requiring high-quality, discreet mics that are effortless to change. Building on the success of the highly acclaimed 4099 instrument clip mic series, d:vote features an enhanced shock mount to provide even better absorption. More natural sounding than any internal microphone or pickup, d:vote rejects unwanted noise and accurately captures the true voice of acoustic instruments. Now, just one microphone model can beautifully reinforce an entire orchestra. The d:vote 4099P piano microphones are sold as a complete system pair on goosenecks, with magnetic mounts that can secure anywhere to the piano to allow the most realistic capture of its sound. With its low profile and unobtrusive design, the d:vote is perfect for capturing true acoustic, closed-lid piano sound in a live setting.

The DPA 4006A, 4011A and 2000 Series Reference Standard Microphones have become recording standards around the world, for both studio and live performance applications. All microphones in the 4000 and 2000 Series boast total transparency in any recording situation, while also being able to provide incredible detail and depth of sound. The definition of the series’ high-frequency characteristics across a wide range of instruments is undeniably impressive for the vast majority of microphone applications. With the Reference Standard Microphones, engineers, broadcasters and musicians alike can achieve extremely clean, natural and precise reproduction in a variety of applications.

The Grand Rossa, named after Ferrari’s 1957 Testa Rossa race car, boasts sleek curves forming semi-helixes on the front legs, as well as a prolonged arch stemming from the tail leg that appears to flow through the piano. The Grand Rossa also features a matching music rack, two-tone lid prop and musician’s bench complete with a hand-stitched diamond pattern that matches Ferrari’s interior. The entire ensemble, all painted in the iconic deep Ferrari “Rossa Corsa” red shade, was inspired by the craftsmanship and artistic beauty of the iconic automobiles.

About ResInno
ResInno’s concept is a revolutionary piano leg design that combines beauty, art and a new sound. Artists and musicians consider it the greatest innovation in the piano industry in the last 100 years. Originally conceived as an artistic way of enhancing the visual impression of the piano, it was discovered that the new design also dramatically enhanced the tonal qualities of the instrument, otherwise known as the voice of the piano. Thus, the ResInno Effect was born. The company name, which was fashioned from a blend of the verb to resonate and the term innovation, communicates the core of what they do: changing the resonant structure and improving the aesthetic design. ResInno’s designs are hand-crafted from superior species of woods by craftsmen in the United States. They can be made for an existing or newly purchased piano.

About Justin Elliott
Twelve years ago, Justin Elliott envisioned a design that would enhance the visual impression of the piano. Today, his vision is a reality, with legendary artists like Bill Cunliffe, Dick Hyman and Johnny Mandel having played on his designs. In addition to designing pianos, Elliott has also been a master piano technician since the age of 15, having worked in this role for Alicia Keys, Elton John and David Foster, to name a few.

ABOUT DPA:
DPA Microphones A/S is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphones and microphone solutions for professional applications in studio, broadcast, theatre, video/film and sound reinforcement environments. All DPA microphones and components are manufactured at the company’s purpose-built factory in Denmark.

For more information about DPA Microphones, please visit the company’s website – www.dpamicrophones.com.

Autoscript Prompters Chosen For New Qatari Studio Complex

Leading Regional Sports Channel Equips Three Studios

TWICKENHAM, UK, OCTOBER 16, 2012—Autoscript, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, announced today that Al Dawri & Al Kass (known as Al-Kass), a sports channel based in Doha, Qatar, has purchased multiple Autoscript prompting units and newsroom software for its new studio complex. The sale was completed by German distributor, Gruppe 3, and installed by systems integrator BFE.

Al-Kass, one of the key sports broadcasters in the Middle East region, broadcasts 24 hours a day, presenting mainly Gulf-based sports events including regional football and the Asian Games. It recently moved its production operations to a new complex at the Aspire Zone in Doha, also known as Doha Sport City. Al-Kass has three 600m² studios; one is used as a news studio, while the other two are used for live event coverage, recorded events, and sports-based magazine programs and talk shows. Each studio is equipped with three Autoscript LED 17” On Camera Units with WinPlus newsroom software and various accessories including Magno Foot Controls.

Juergen Loos, BFE, said, “Al-Kass’ main requirements for its prompting solutions in the new studios were reliability and functionality. They had previously used Autoscript prompters and were pleased to choose them again for their robustness and reliability for day-to-day studio operations.”

Simon Clark, Head of Sales and Support EMEA, Autoscript, said, “Al-Kass’ demanding production schedule in the fast-moving sports broadcasting arena requires that they have equipment they can depend on 24/7. Our innovative solutions are proven to provide that peace of mind to leading broadcasters around the world.”

About Autoscript
Autoscript is the world leader in the prompting industry, providing professional teleprompting equipment to broadcasters across the globe. Established in the UK in 1984, with headquarters in the UK and the US, Autoscript designs and builds innovative hardware, PC cards and software to meet real world needs and continually enhance the production process. A prime example of this is Autoscript’s latest product, the E.P.I.C. (Enhanced Prompting InformationCentre), an all-in-one prompter display and on-air talent monitor that vastly simplifies studio equipment, reduces power consumption and enables easier location prompting. Autoscript is a member of the Vitec Group.

For more information visit www.autoscript.tv

About Vitec Videocom
Vitec Videocom brings together some of the most respected, most innovative and most sought-after brands in the industry: Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, OConnor, Petrol, Sachtler, Vinten and Vinten Radamec. It acts as an endorsing brand for these market-leading broadcast, film and pro video products, encouraging multi-brand system sales and simplifying the way that customers worldwide do business.

Vitec Videocom is an operating division within the Vitec Group, an international business serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military aerospace and government markets. Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers rely on worldwide.

Vitec Videocom – innovative products around the camera.

Adaptive Technologies Group Appoints Ramon Cano as Production Manager

Cano Brings Extensive Experience in Manufacturing, Production and Rigging to Company

SIGNAL HILL, CA, OCTOBER 15, 2012 — Adaptive Technologies Group, comprising Allen Products, ATM Fly-ware and Adaptive Video Walls and Displays, and a premier developer of state-of-the-art rigging and mounting solutions for a wide range of audio and video applications, has named Ramon Cano as the company’s Production Manager.

In his new role, Cano will oversee both of Adaptive’s California manufacturing and assembly operations that produce the Allen, Adaptive and ATM-Fly-Ware branded products as well as all large-scale custom projects. Cano will also negotiate purchases and contracts with outsource vendors and handle all the logistics. Cano will be based in the Adaptive headquarters, located in Signal Hill, CA.

Prior to joining Adaptive, Cano served in the demanding and competitive metal furniture manufacturing industry, where he blended his extensive IT background with production control systems and manufacturing operations.

He is also keenly familiar with Adaptive’s rigging discipline as he served in the U.S. Army for eight years, six of which were in the 101st Airbourne Division – Air Assault Group, rigging (slinging) both personnel and equipment from airborne helicopters.

“Since acquiring ATM Fly-Ware and, later, a California manufacturing facility, Adaptive has searched for a professional with a blend of experience to bring all the different elements of Adaptive’s unique operations together. Cano brings that talent, which will result in updating our production controls, improving our scheduling, manufacturing efficiency and purchasing power,” says Paul Allen, president, Adaptive Technologies Group. “We are very excited to have Cano join our team at this time. He brings several years of solid manufacturing and production control experience to the table that will undoubtedly improve the predictability of Adaptive’s production, as well as making our operations more cost effective.”

During his off time, Cano enjoys riding through the beautiful Southern California countryside on his Harley-Davidson Road King. He also participates in local charity rides.

About Adaptive Technologies Group
Adaptive Technologies Group combines the talents and disciplines of Allen Products, ATM Fly-ware and Adaptive Video Walls and Displays, and offers state-of-the-art rigging and mounting solutions for a wide range of audio and video applications. Adaptive’s combined divisions are a major resource worldwide by way of the design, development and manufacturing of professionally installed AV mounting and rigging equipment. Each brand offers its own standard and unique time-saving solutions, plus unlimited custom products for any venue or application.

In addition to providing a wide selection of popular mounting and rigging solutions, Adaptive is a major resource for hundreds of commonly used and often hard to find rigging hardware and fastener items, including metric sizes and pre-blackened wire rope and components. Based in Signal Hill, California, all overhead products are made in the USA.

ATM Fly-Ware is the world’s leading designer of certified, pre-engineered professional loudspeaker rigging systems for permanent installations and live performances. Allen Products is a leading designer and supplier of universal fit standard, custom and OEM loudspeaker mounts, mounting loudspeakers to walls, ceilings, under balconies, to poles and vertical columns. Adaptive Video Walls and Displays is the premier provider of innovative interlocking wall, ceiling and floor mounted video wall frames and flyable video wall assemblies for multiple narrow bezel LCD, LED and plasma monitors.

For more information, visit http://adapttechgroup.com.

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The Hålogaland Theatre Upgrades with DPA Microphones

Flexibility and Superior Sound Quality Offer Compelling Reasons to Choose DPA’s d:fine Headset Microphones

TROMSØ, NORWAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012 – The Hålogaland Theatre in Tromsø, Norway, is putting its new DPA d:fine™ Headset Microphones through their paces during production of Les Misérables, which opened on September 6, 2012. The d:fine headset microphones were selected because they offer the latest technology and comfort for performers. more

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Bexel Comes In Loud and Clear With Major Purchase of Telex Intercom Systems

BURBANK, CA, OCTOBER 11, 2012—Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division, and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, announces a significant purchase of ADAM modular matrix intercom systems from Telex, a leading manufacturer of dependable, top-of-the-line communication equipment. With the purchase, Bexel signals its continued commitment to supplying its customers the best possible intercom rental services.

The ADAM matrix supports a total of 272 ports in just a 7-RU frame. This system has the ability to expand a variety of ways, which include using MADI interface cards, RVON VOIP cards and “trunking” multiple systems together. Using a time-division multiplexing (TDM) technique, ADAM grows linearly as users are added. The system comes standard with newly redesigned, redundant high-current power supplies and redundant controllers, with its MCII-e Ethernet master controllers allowing for automatic changeover in the event of failure. The MCII-E master controller allows Ethernet connectivity between the ADAM intercom and a PC running the AZedit programming software. It can support 32 simultaneous AZedit sessions via Ethernet and three sessions via serial connection. Bexel packages this system in a custom rolling rack with UPS power supply, custom breakout panels and KP panel for QC. This helps to provide a turnkey solution for the customer.

“This purchase of Telex’s intercom equipment is part of Bexel’s continuing expansion of system solutions for major broadcast events. It will truly secure Bexel as the premier leader of intercom rental services,” says Tom Dickinson, chief technology officer, Bexel. “This half-million-dollar purchase is essential to Bexel building a new line of flypacks providing the best in service around the world. Offering clients complete turnkey solutions is always a driving force behind our purchases.”

To support the ADAM systems, Bexel has also purchased more than 125 Telex KP-32 intercom panels. The KP-32 has 32 keys with 30 of them being assignable, one for call-waiting response and one for headset/microphone/program selection and volume setup. The KP-32 features digital signal processing and binaural headset operation with left/right assignment of audio signals. It also introduces large, super-bright, long-life fluorescent displays with adjustable brightness control, making it suitable for all types of ambient lighting, from direct sunlight to darkness.

For more information, please visit www.Bexel.com.

About Bexel
Bexel is the pre-eminent worldwide provider of broadcast services including video and audio equipment rentals, fiber services, new audio sales, used equipment sales, and repairs/maintenance. Bexel provides brilliantly designed and flawlessly executed systems and solutions to all customers – including producers of the biggest and most important televised events in the world. For more information, visit http://www.bexel.com.

A Snapshot of The Vitec Group
Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military, aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2011 revenue of £351 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organized in three divisions: Imaging & Staging, Videocom and Services. Imaging & Staging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events. Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG. Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fiber optic and wireless technology used by TV production teams and film crews. More information can be found at http://www.vitecgroup.com.

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Golden Gate Bridge Celebrates 75th Anniversary with DPA Microphones

San Francisco Artist Bill Fontana Calls on DPA 4006A Omnidirectional Microphones for a Live Video and Sound Portrait Honoring the Landmark

SAN FRANCISCO, OCTOBER 10, 2012
– The iconic Golden Gate Bridge turned 75 this year, and DPA Microphones is supporting local San Francisco artist Bill Fontana in honoring the landmark’s anniversary. With a video camera and seven DPA Reference Standard 4006A Omnidirectional microphones affixed to the bridge, Fontana is streaming and capturing six months’ worth of sound and footage for a live video and sound portrait titled “Acoustical Visions of the Golden Gate.” He also relies on a Sound Devices 788T multi-track digital audio recorder to capture the audio.

Fontana, who commemorated the landmark’s 50th anniversary in similar fashion, has been a long-time DPA Microphones advocate. He selected the highly praised DPA Reference Standard 4006A for the 75th anniversary project for its true-to-life sound reproduction and its ability to withstand all San Francisco weather conditions.

“I think DPA microphones are world-class, so that’s the first place I go when I need to record something,” says Fontana. “One of the reasons I chose the 4006A is that it is one of the only great studio condenser microphones that can also live out on the Golden Gate Bridge for half a year. It is a pretty robust microphone and has a great sound.”

The versatile DPA 4006A is the most popular DPA microphone available and is used worldwide as a recording standard. The unit boasts total transparency in any recording situation, and can pick up incredible detail and depth of sound. With the 4006A, everyone from broadcasters to musical engineers can use the microphone, which produces a clean, natural and precise reproduction in a variety of applications. These features made the 4006A an ideal option for Fontana, who needed to simultaneously stream and record the audio for “Acoustical Visions of the Golden Gate.”

For the times when Fontana is recording, he utilizes a Sound Devices 788T, which is the perfect partner to any DPA microphone for on-location recording. The recorder’s plug-and-play capabilities are the ultimate pairing with the DPA 4006A, as each of the DPA microphones’ multi-pin connectors break into clearly labeled XLRs, which can be simply plugged into the Sound Devices 788T. With the different monitoring functions on the 788T, Fontana can pinpoint what channel he wants to listen to while still recording.

For video streaming and capture, Fontana installed a camera at Fort Point, a historic property owned and operated by the National Park Service, located on the southern side of the Golden Gate Bridge. His project, “Acoustical Visions of the Golden Gate,” is being featured as part of a larger exhibition known as “International Orange.” Named for the color of the paint used on the bridge, the exhibit offers fresh perspectives on the enduring landmark. Located at Fort Point, the show features new works by contemporary artists who are responding to the bridge as an icon, historic structure and conceptual inspiration.

ABOUT DPA:
DPA Microphones A/S is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphones and microphone solutions for professional applications in studio, broadcast, theatre, video/film and sound reinforcement environments. All DPA microphones and components are manufactured at the company’s purpose-built factory in Denmark.

For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com.

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HARKNESS SCREENS LAUNCHES STAGELITE STEREO AT LDI 2012

LAS VEGAS, OCTOBER 3, 2012 — Harkness Screens, the leading provider of front and rear projection surfaces to the events industry, launches its new Stagelite Stereo at this year’s LDI Show (Booth 657). Stagelite Stereo is suitable for polarised 3D projection systems including RealD.
The surface has already been utilised at the recent Pula Film Festival in Croatia where a large 18.70 x 8.45m helped set a number of Guinness World Records. The large screen wowed both event organisers and crowds alike with its low depolarisation rate and wide viewing angles (60 percent), giving an incredible 3D performance.
“In Stagelite Stereo we believe we have a uniquely robust, cleanable and flexible product that the market has long required for 3D projection and we expect demand for the product to grow as more live events utilise 3D,” says Richard Mitchell, Worldwide Marketing Manager, Harkness Screens.
Stagelite Stereo is a front projection surface specifically designed for non-cinema 3D applications. Silver aluminium flake based PVC fixed to a unique base material provides high gain characteristics, very low depolarisation level (extinction ratio) and excellent colour temperature. Folded and supplied in a parcel or packed in a long wooden box for larger screens, Stagelite Stereo also supports conventional 2D pictures and is also cleanable.
About Harkness Screens
Harkness Screens™ is the world’s largest manufacturer of projection screen surfaces, specialising in the design and production of cinema screens and custom screens of virtually any shape and size. Harkness Screens is the world leader in cinema with screens in more cinemas worldwide than any other manufacturer. From single-screen independent theatres to large multiplexes to large format immersive theatre experiences or live events, Harkness supplies thousands of screens every year for cinema, film production, special effects, live events and custom AV applications.

Founded in 1929, Harkness’ corporate office is located in Ireland with other offices and factories located in the USA, UK, France and China. Harkness Screens combines unrivalled experience with the latest technology and production methods to provide innovative solutions to the company’s key markets worldwide. For more information, visit the Harkness Screens web page at www.harkness-screens.com.

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CONTACT:
Richard Mitchell
Harkness Screens
Unit A, Norton Road
Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 2BB UK
Tel: +44 (0)1438 725200
Email: r.mitchell@harkness-screens.com
Web: www.harkness-screens.com

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Sound Devices Names Pat McConnell Sales Manager

Industry Veteran Brings More Than 20 Years of Experience to Company

REEDSBURG, WI, OCTOBER 2, 2012 — Sound Devices, developer of audio and video products for field production, is pleased to announce that Pat McConnell has been named sales manager. In his new position, Pat will work directly with the Sound Devices sales team to further promote the company’s entire range of audio and video products. In addition to driving sales initiatives, he will work to strengthen the Sound Devices reseller and distributor network. Pat is based at the Sound Devices office in Reedsburg, WI.

With more than two decades of experience in the audio and visual industry, Pat brings a strong background in live performance, systems engineering and production to Sound Devices. His consultative sales approach will help to further educate Sound Devices’ customers on the company’s products.

Prior to joining the Sound Devices team, Pat worked as a manufacturer’s representative with AudioBiz Incorporated, a Midwest U.S. representative of pro audio companies. During his 13-year tenure at AudioBiz, Pat received multiple national awards, including Salesperson of the Year from Shure Incorporated.

First starting out as a musician, he spent years performing professionally and taught recording technologies at an accredited Midwest media college. In addition to his performance career, Pat held several sales management positions in the Wisconsin area and also owned and operated PostScript Productions Incorporated, a regional sound company in Madison, WI.

“Pat’s extensive experience and proven track record will make him an important part in building Sound Devices’ position as a leader in our markets,” says Jim Koomar, director of sales for Sound Devices. ”We are very excited to have him be part of our sales team.”

Sound Devices, LLC designs and manufactures portable audio mixers, digital audio recorders, and digital video recorders and related equipment for feature film, episodic television, documentary, news-gathering, and acoustical test and measurement applications. The fourteen-year old company designs and manufactures from their Reedsburg, Wisconsin headquarters with additional offices in Madison, WI and Highland Park, IL. For more information, visit the Sound Devices website, www.sounddevices.com.

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MASQUE SOUND MAKES THE GRADE WITH CUSTOM AUDIO EQUIPMENT UPGRADE FOR AUDITORIUM AT NEW YORK CITY’S MS-223

Turnkey Sound System Provides Flexibility for The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology

BRONX, NY, October 2, 2012—As students arrived for their first day of the new school year at MS-223, also known as The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology, in the South Bronx, they were greeted by the site of the school’s newly upgraded auditorium. During the summer, Masque Sound, a leading theatrical sound reinforcement, installation and design company, completed the auditorium overhaul and installed new audio equipment for the nationally recognized school of excellence.

Contracted by Yorke Construction and working with acoustical design firm Akustiks, LLC, the team at Masque Sound provided a much needed upgrade to the old audio equipment in the aging auditorium. “Most of the existing AV gear in the auditorium was 10-15 years old and in bad shape,” says Matt Peskie, project manager, Masque Sound. “Certain aspects of the old system were broken and not properly maintained, or required a skilled operator who knew how to operate the equipment.”

Akustiks, LLC wanted to make sure the new system was simple to use, offering a turnkey experience for users, so they designed a Crestron TPMC-9 tilt touch screen as the core of the system. The Crestron touch screen features a generous 9-inch widescreen display and offers an easy-to-use interface for controlling all of the technology in the newly renovated auditorium.

Masque Sound installed an array of EAW speakers, a Panasonic PT-DZ6700UL projector, a Da-Lite Tensioned Large Cosmopolitan Electrol Screen, Listen Technologies transmitters and receivers, Audix microphones, a Clear-Com PS-702 intercom and all associated accessories.

“As soon as this project came up, we knew that we wanted Masque Sound to be involved in the installation of the AV system,” says Jordan Lytle, AV design consultant, Akustiks, LLC. “With a tight budget and short installation period, I knew that they would be able to efficiently manage and coordinate the installation. Masque Sound brought the highest quality products to this project – providing the kids with a great sounding system that is sure to last for ages to come.”

In addition to the audio upgrades, the MS-223 auditorium went through some significant cosmetic changes. Reflective tiles were taken down from the room’s back wall and replaced with sound-absorbent material, including some large fabric drapes. The auditorium received a complete paint job and some of the existing lighting was changed out. New scenery was brought in and the rigging grid was completely overhauled as well.

“This was a special project for a special school,” adds Peskie. “We wanted to make sure that we provided MS-223, a model of exemplary teaching and learning, with the technology to allow its students to explore their creative and artistic sides to the fullest. The auditorium went from an old, aging room to a great sound stage and was completed just in time for the new school year, which is a credit to all of the contractors involved.”

Located on the corner of 145th St. and 3rd Ave., MS-223 opened in September 2003. Since then, it has grown into one of the most popular and well-known middle schools in the entire Bronx.

About Masque Sound
Founded in 1936 by a trio of Broadway stagehands, Masque Sound evolved into one of NYC’s most successful theatrical sound reinforcement, installation and design companies specializing in theatrical, house of worship, sporting, corporate, TV broadcast and live concert events. Celebrating more than 75 years in the industry, the company is lead by Geoff Shearing, the firm’s 3rd generation owner, and General Manager Stephanie Hansen. The company also operates Florida-based Professional Wireless Systems, a leader in the development and implementation of wireless technology. Credits range from major Broadway shows and tours including “Phantom of the Opera,” “Mamma Mia!,” “Lion King,” “Jersey Boys,” “Memphis,” “The Book of Mormon,” “Newsies” and “Once” to yearly Super Bowl broadcasts and installations of varying sizes, including New York’s New Victory Theater and historic St. Bartholomew’s Church. Masque Sound’s 70,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters and main assembly facility is located at 21 East Union Ave., East Rutherford, NJ, 20 minutes from midtown Manhattan. For more information, call (201) 939-8666 or visit www.MasqueSound.com.

For further information contact:
Kayla O’Brien
D. Pagan Communications, Inc.
631-659-2309, ext. 26
kaylao@dpagan.com
www.dpagan.com

Stephanie Hansen
General Manager
Masque Sound & Recording
201-939-8666
StephanieHansen@masquesound.com
www.masquesound.com

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Autoscript Teleprompters and Software Drafted By the New York Yankees for Game-Winning Big-Screen Video Clips

NEW YORK, OCTOBER 1, 2012—To help keep players and coaching staff on cue for their big-screen video clips this season, the New York Yankees recruited teleprompting solutions from Autoscript, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, and a world-leading teleprompting company. Autoscript LED8TFT-M portable teleprompters and +WinPlus Studio+ software help the team deliver game-winning entertainment to spectators in the stands.

Autoscript’s eight-inch LED8TFT, selected to join the Yankees during spring training, is ideal for portable prompting applications. Along with the LED8TFT, the production setup includes Sony cameras, tripods from Sachtler and Vinten as well as Litepanels lighting.

The LED8TFT incorporates a built-in tally light, tally sensor input, and provides an illuminated control panel for easy viewing. As brightness level is critical to a portable prompting system used outdoors, the LED8TFT high-bright display helps deliver outstanding performance under daylight conditions. In addition, the LED8TFT features a compact size, rugged all-metal case and an on-camera mounting system versatile enough for nearly any portable camera.

“We especially like the portability of the equipment, as we are often using it in the field. The LED8 gives us that flexibility,” says Michael Bonner, senior director of scoreboard & broadcasting, Yankees. “We also wanted our players to be comfortable with the readability and the pace of the prompter to ensure clear delivery of the messages, including PSAs, welcome messages, trivia questions, etc. that ultimately end up on the big screen during home games.”

+WinPlus Studio+ delivers the flexibility and smart design required by a professional broadcast environment. A Windows-based software package that adds the ease of “point-and-click” functionality to an intuitive on-screen edit display, +WinPlus Studio+ can provide stand-alone prompting for presentation and general production both in the studio and on location. Features include a fully active run order, which can be manipulated at any time during scrolling, as well as instant prompt editing. WinPlus Studio is available with an internal PCI card or external box connected via USB.

“It is really simple to make a quick fix in the software,” adds Bonner. “Every now and then a player might suggest a copy change, so using the WinPlus software, we’re able to simply make the change at the player’s request and it appears on the monitor for them just how they wanted it. In addition, if we need assistance with the hardware or software, it is easy to reach out to the support folks and get solutions.”

For more information and to find an authorized Autoscript dealer, please visit www.Autoscript.tv or contact ussales@autoscript.tv.

About Autoscript
Established in the UK in 1984, with headquarters in the US and the UK, Autoscript is the world leader in the prompting industry. Autoscript provides a complete range of teleprompters for PC and the i-Series, the best designed and built hardware, PC cards and software, and—with its expanding line of intuitive accessories—is the new definition in prompting. Autoscript is a member of the Vitec Group. For more information, visit www.autoscript.tv.

About Vitec Videocom
Vitec Videocom brings together some of the most respected, most innovative and most sought-after brands in the industry: Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, OConnor, Petrol Bags, Sachtler, Vinten and Vinten Radamec. It acts as an endorsing brand for these market-leading broadcast, film and pro video products, encouraging multi-brand system sales and simplifying the way that customers worldwide do business.

Vitec Videocom is an operating division within the Vitec Group, an international business serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military aerospace and government markets. Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers rely on worldwide.

Vitec Videocom – innovative products around the camera.

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