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Nashville Guitarist Johnny Hiland Relies On Aviom Personal Mixers for His New Private Recording Studio

Personal Mixers Help Launch Camp Hiland Studio and Provide Opportunity to Teach Handicapped Children

NASHVILLE, JANUARY 24, 2012—Road veteran, session ace and multi-instrumentalist, Johnny Hiland, is accomplished on 22 instruments and has played with some of the biggest names in country and blues, including Toby Keith, Ricky Scaggs and Randy Travis. Born with an eye disease that left him legally blind, Hiland faces unique challenges on the road and in the studio. When he built his own private studio, Camp Hiland, he chose Aviom A-16II Personal Mixers to make the transition easy with gear that he had used in many of the elite venues in the world.

Johnny Hiland with an Aviom A-16 II Mixer

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BEXEL APPOINTS MATT DANILOWICZ AS PRESIDENT

Broadcast Industry Veteran Brings Leadership and Experience to Bexel Team

BURBANK, CA, JANUARY 23, 2012Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, is proud to announce the appointment of Matt Danilowicz to the position of president. In his new role, Danilowicz will be responsible for all operational aspects of Bexel. He will report to Jerry Gepner, chief executive officer for The Vitec Group Services Division.

With more than 20 years of experience in improving the workflows and financial operating models of television stations across the country, Danilowicz has led several companies in the development of such key technological innovations as newsroom computing, non-linear editing, video server implementation and on-air production automation.

“Matt’s background in business and broadcast makes him an ideal fit for the company, and I am very pleased to have an executive of his caliber bring his skills and energy to the Bexel team,” says Gepner. “I believe his leadership will have a powerful and positive influence and help Bexel further secure its position as the premier equipment rental and engineering solutions provider in the U.S. broadcast marketplace.”

Prior to joining Bexel, Danilowicz served as managing director for Clear-Com, where he formulated a new strategy framework emphasizing innovation that transformed Clear-Com into a profitable market-share leader for mission-critical intercom solutions. Building a strong management team and emphasizing cross-functional collaboration were critical to his success at Clear-Com, and remain central to his leadership practice.

Danilowicz holds a patent for the first computer disk-based video server to play commercials to air, developed during his tenure as general manager for a start-up company in the Dynatech/Utah Scientific broadcast portfolio. He was a leading pioneer of newsroom workflow automation, traveling to most of the leading networks and television stations in the country, where he analyzed operational improvements and formats and creating organizational change practices. Danilowicz’s push for innovation at Clear-Com helped the company earn an Emmy Award in 2010.

Prior to his position at Clear-Com, Danilowicz served as general manager for Pinnacle Systems’ broadcast division, vice president of business development for Thomson/Grass Valley, CEO of iNews and vice president of broadcast for Avid Technology. In 2001 he was recognized by Broadcasting & Cable magazine as television’s “News Technology Guru.”

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 2010 revenue of £309 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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HARRISBURG’S WHTM TRANSITIONS TO HD, PROMPTING STUDIO UPGRADE WITH AUTOSCRIPT

HARRISBURG, PA, JANUARY 20, 2012—When Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s local ABC-TV affiliate, WHTM, made the transition to HD last year, the station also upgraded its existing teleprompting gear used in the studio. To help ensure its on-air talent could deliver more than six hours of local news clearly each day, it selected teleprompters from Autoscript, the world’s leading teleprompting company and a Vitec Group brand. more

AVIOM PRO16 PERSONAL MIXING SYSTEM SHINES DURING LINKIN PARK’S “A THOUSAND SUNS” WORLD TOUR

ANAHEIM, CA, JANUARY 20, 2012Aviom Personal Mixers (NAMM Booth 6720, Hall A) were used recently by audio techs to monitor vocal and guitar feeds on the Linkin Park “A Thousand Suns” World Tour, which ran from June 2010 to September 2011 to promote the band’s album by the same name. more

Auralex Announces Strategic Alliance With Studio Designer Carl Tatz at the 2012 NAMM Show

Auralex Joins Forces with Carl Tatz, World-Class Studio Designer, to Develop Turnkey Acoustic Control Solutions

ANAHEIM, CA, JANUARY 19, 2012 – Auralex Acoustics, Inc. the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, and Carl Tatz, the award-winning studio designer/acoustician and owner of Carl Tatz Design, announce a strategic alliance at the 2012 NAMM Show (Booth 6898, Hall A). Working closely with Carl Tatz, Auralex now offers audio professionals a turnkey acoustical treatment system that emulates the performance of Tatz’s custom-designed control rooms. The announcement was made by Eric Smith, Auralex founder and president, and further accentuates Auralex’s position as the preeminent leader in acoustic control solutions.

Tatz and Auralex’s research and development department co-developed the series, known as the Carl Tatz Signature Series by Auralex, which is a collection of fabric-wrapped fiberglass acoustic panels hand-selected by Tatz. Designed for the high-end project studio or mastering room, the new series consists of four acoustical products, available in over 30 color options, and combines Tatz’s expertise with Auralex’s established manufacturing and distribution chains to bring this new line to the masses. Tatz, a Nashville, Tennessee-based acoustician and former recording studio owner who received a GRAMMY nomination in 1999 for his production of Jack Jones’ Tribute to Tony Bennett LP, is a renowned figure in the audio industry with extensive experience in studio design and acoustics.

Auralex’s Carl Tatz Signature Series includes:
• CTD Attenuation Cloud – Consists of three 2′ x 4′ x 2″ decorative, fabric-wrapped Class A absorptive fiberglass ProPanels™ mounted together and is specifically designed to be hung over the mix position.
• CTD Corner Trap – This new 2′ x 4′ x 2″ bass trap has inverted beveled edges to allow for corner installation and provides low frequency sound control.
• CTD Acoustic Lens – Designed for side-wall applications, the CTD Lens is a 5′ x 4″ x 8″ panel that allows for incredible low frequency absorption while controlling and focusing reflections to the right and left sides of the mix position.
• CTD ProPanel – This 2′ x 4′ x 2″ fabric-wrapped Class A absorptive fiberglass ProPanel is designed to absorb slap and flutter echoes to provide a more accurate listening environment. The panel’s design and implementation increases its ability to control lower frequencies.

“We are honored to work with Carl Tatz, one of the top studio designers in the industry, on this exciting new Auralex offering,” says Eric Smith, founder and president of Auralex Acoustics. “This new series is the perfect combination of Carl’s design experience with Auralex’s expertise and commitment to providing high-quality and innovative acoustical products. Now virtually any room can benefit from the same aesthetic and sound control enjoyed by top hit makers worldwide.”

“I am excited to partner with Auralex on this new series of high-end acoustical products,” says Tatz. “When you think of acoustical treatment, you think of Auralex and I am glad we are now able to offer the market a turnkey solution that can improve any acoustic environment. I’ve used Auralex products for years and I look forward to a successful long-term partnership with Auralex.”

About Carl Tatz DesignCarl Tatz Design (CTD) offers design and consulting services to homeowners and entertainment industry professionals in areas of: Recording Studios, Monitor Systems, Home Screening Rooms, Dedicated Listening Rooms, Acoustic Analysis, Tuning, and Sound Isolation. Carl Tatz is also the inventor of the industry acclaimed proprietary PhantomFocus™ System monitor tuning protocol. CTD’s many resources combine knowledge, experience and expertise in sound, picture and design to serve its clients worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.carltatzdesign.com.

About Auralex Acoustics, Inc.Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, Auralex Acoustics was founded in 1977 with a mission to provide top-performing acoustical treatment products at the best value. Since then, thousands of satisfied Auralex customers have experienced improved acoustics, expert advice and exceptional customer service. Auralex products enjoy widespread worldwide use among prominent artists, producers, engineers, corporations, celebrities and government agencies.

Auralex Acoustics has become the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions and continues to enjoy rapid growth through an international network of authorized dealers. Visit the Auralex Web site at www.auralex.com. Auralex can be reached via email at auralexinfo@auralex.com or by calling 1-800-959-3343.

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AVIOM INTRODUCES COMPLETE PERSONAL MIXING PACKAGES AT THE 2012 NAMM SHOW

Pro16 Personal Mixing Systems Include All Necessary Components, Offer the Expandability of Any Aviom System for Users

ANAHEIM, CA, JANUARY 19, 2012—Aviom has been the industry leader in providing personal monitor mixing systems since 2001 when it created the category and introduced its A-Net® protocol for digital audio distribution. Today, the company is pleased to announce a series of Pro16® Personal Mixing Systems, debuting at the 2012 NAMM Show, Booth 6720, Hall A. more

NEW AVIOM ALLFRAME MULTI-MODULAR I/O SYSTEM ACCESSORIES AT THE 2012 NAMM SHOW

ANAHEIM, CA, JANUARY 18, 2012—Aviom, the exclusive developer of the world’s most powerful audio transport protocol, A-Net®, will be introducing the SK6 Stage Kit for the AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O System at the 2012 NAMM Show, Booth 6720, Hall A. In addition, the company has released an updated POA80 Power Over A-Net Power Supply Assembly for F6 Modular I/O Frames. more

Auralex Introduces SonoLite Bass Traps at the 2012 NAMM Show

SonoLite Bass Trap Absorbers Offer a Cost-Effective, Easy-to-Install Low-Frequency Sound Solution

ANAHEIM, CA — Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, unveils its new SonoLite Bass Trap at the 2012 NAMM Show (Hall A, Booth 6798).

Auralex’s new SonoLite Bass Trap is a 3″ thick, 2′ x 2′ fabric-wrapped StudiofoamPro core absorption panel. SonoLite Bass Traps are the perfect solution for low-frequency sound control. The core of each panel is made of Auralex’s StudiofoamPro acoustical foam; the panel is then covered in a velour fabric to add a stylish appeal to accent the decor of any room. more

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TOMCAT Appoints Mike Garl as President and General Manager

MIDLAND, TX, JANUARY 16, 2012TOMCAT, a market leader in the fabrication of aluminum truss, structural components and custom stages for the entertainment, audiovisual, exhibition and worship industries and a brand of The Vitec Group, is pleased to announce that Mike Garl has joined the TOMCAT team as president and general manager. Garl, who joins TOMCAT from James Thomas Engineering, where he was previously the president and managing partner, will be responsible for all the day-to-day activities at TOMCAT.

“We are very pleased to welcome Mike to our team and confident his far-reaching experience, knowledge and expertise will enable him to lead TOMCAT in serving the demanding needs and expectations of our worldwide customers,” stated Stefano Rosellini, managing director of the Vitec Group Staging Systems Business Unit. “Regardless of the project, TOMCAT is committed to providing the most innovative products and solutions to serve our customers. To make that more

Sound Devices Hosts PIX Seminar At Los Angeles Film School

Attendees Get an In Depth Look into PIX Features, Functionality and Workflow

LOS ANGELES, JANUARY 12, 2012 — Sound Devices, experts in production sound and video products for field production, will host a PIX seminar at the Los Angeles Film School’s LAFS Theater on Saturday, February 4 from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The presentation highlights Sound Devices’ new line of portable production video recorders, PIX 220 and PIX 240, and will explore the benefits of using an external recorder to acquire the highest quality picture and sound in the field.

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