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AUTOSCRIPT SHOWCASES LEADING PROMPTING INNOVATIONS AT CASCADE MOUNTAIN VIDEO SHOW 2012

PORTLAND, OREGON, FEBRUARY 8, 2012Autoscript, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, and the world’s leading teleprompting company, will showcase its latest prompting innovations at the annual Professional Video & Tape Cascade Mountain Video Show (CMVS) in Portland. more

LATEST PROMPTING INNOVATIONS FROM AUTOSCRIPT HEAT UP THE TRADE SHOW FLOOR AT 10TH ANNUAL FEBRUARY FREEZE

TORONTO, FEBRUARY 8, 2012Autoscript, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, and the world’s leading teleprompting company, will be in attendance at the 10th annual February Freeze, hosted by William F. White International in conjunction with CinequipWhite, Inc. on February 8. more

ANTON/BAUER INTRODUCES GOLD MOUNT FOR NEW CANON EOS C300

Continues Commitment to Offering Innovative Power Solutions for Industry’s Hottest Cameras

SHELTON, CT, FEBRUARY 6, 2012—Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, is pleased to introduce its QRC-CA940 Gold Mount® solution for the new Canon EOS C300 camera. This latest introduction furthers the company’s commitment to developing power solutions for the industry’s top cameras.

The Canon EOS C300 was designed specifically to meet the demanding needs of today’s cinema industry professionals. Featuring a unique Super 35mm Canon CMOS sensor, revolutionary Canon DIGIC DV III image processor and 50 Mbps 4:2:2 codec, the EOS C300 provides outstanding cinema-quality movie capture in a modular and portable system. To help streamline battery management for Canon EOS C300 users, Anton/Bauer will simultaneously introduce the QRC-CA940, a 7/14 Gold Mount that provides 7.2V power to the camera via DC connector.

“While the QRC-CA940 operates similar to our other 7/14 Gold Mounts, this particular mount will have three PowerTap® outputs where typically we only have one,” says Shin Minowa, vice president of marketing and business development. “The more accessories we can power in addition to the camera, the better. Understanding our customers’ professional applications and goals, this Gold Mount was designed so that users will not have to monitor multiple batteries, therefore reducing downtime in the field, as well as the number of chargers needing to be transported.”

The QRC-CA940 was designed to be compatible with the company’s mounting bracket for 15- or 19-mm rod systems, the MATRIX Cheese Plate, or adapted to third-party support systems (15- or 19mm clamp kits sold separately).

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

Anthony Wilkins Appointed as RTW’S International Sales Manager

Wilkins’ Extensive Experience in Broadcast and Pro Audio Sales will Bring Continuous Development of RTW’s Presence in the US and International Markets

COLOGNE, GERMANY, 2 February 2012 — RTW, a leading manufacturer and distributor of professional audio metering and control devices for studio recording and radio and TV broadcast applications, , has appointed Anthony Wilkins as the company’s new International Sales Manager. Wilkins is an English native speaker and has lived and worked in Great Britain, Switzerland, Germany and Ireland. His main role will be to control and coordinate RTW’s international sales from the corporate headquarters at Cologne.

Wilkins has more than 25 years of experience in the Pro Audio industry and is currently completing his MBA. He has previously worked for Sony, Analog Devices, DTS and most recently for Linear Acoustic. He is also a member of the EBU P/Loud group, which is in charge of developing the R128 loudness standard; the AES and the IEEE.

“We are very glad that Anthony Wilkins has joined our team and proud to have gained a sales expert with an in-depth understanding of the international broadcast and pro-audio markets,” says Mahmoud Chatah, RTW director of marketing and sales. “Wilkins will significantly increase our brand visibility in the international key markets. In taking over those critical tasks, he will allow me to focus on strategic alignment of RTW’s marketing.”

“I am determined to strengthen RTW’s global sales with effective measures and extensive travel,” adds Wilkins. “Further development of the important US market is my primary objective.”

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has more than 40 years of experience in designing, producing, and marketing advanced recording-studio systems. The company focuses its business on peak meters and audio vectorscopes that are in use in the leading recording studios as well as by radio and TV broadcasters worldwide. The current product portfolio includes the TouchMonitor range, a new series of tools for visual signal analysis, loudness metering, and more. TouchMonitors combine highest flexibility and modularity with an intuitive user interface and touchscreen-based multichannel-analysis features, integrating exceptional surround-signal visualization using the unique and groundbreaking Surround Sound Analyzer. In June 2008, RTW was certified for the internationally accepted DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 quality-management standard.

For more information, visit www.rtw.de or www.facebook.com/rtw.de, or call +49 221 709130.

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Auralex Partners with Camp Simcha to Provide Ailing Children with Sound Recording Environment

Auralex Acoustical Treatments Installed into New Studio Space

GLEN SPEY, NY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012 — Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, made a generous contribution to Camp Simcha, a summer camp for children and teens with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, serious chronic conditions or disabilities, located in Glen Spey, NY. The camp recently built a recording workshop in an unused cabin and Auralex donated several of its acoustic products to outfit the new studio space. more

SOLID STATE LOGIC APPOINTS BELLA MCAVOY AS MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

SSL creates new senior marketing role

OXFORD, UK – Solid State Logic is pleased to announce that Bella McAvoy has joined the company as Marketing Communications Manager. McAvoy brings a multitude of experience to the table from her varied work in communications, as a broadcast journalist and as composer and songwriter.

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SSL AWS 948 AND NUCLEUS BOTH WIN AT THE 27TH ANNUAL TEC AWARDS

SSL picks up two Outstanding Technical Achievement awards for Large and Small Format Console Technology

OXFORD, ENGLAND – Solid State Logic, the world’s leading manufacturer of professional analogue and digital audio consoles, is pleased to announce that it has won two Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards.

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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.

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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

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