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Point Source Audio Announces New Distribution Channel in Japan

Novato, CA – Point Source Audio, leading manufacturer of earworn and miniature lavalier microphones announced a distribution partnership with Otaritec Corporation, a distributor of high-tech products serving a broad spectrum of professional A/V integrators and broadcast customers.

In October, Satoshi Nishihara, Managing Director of Otaritec, welcomed Point Source Audio executives at their headquarters in Tokyo for the official contract signing. The visit included a tour of their extensive quality control facilities and demonstration room that showcased a complete line-up of Otaritec’s distributed products. The Point Source Audio earworn and miniature lavalier microphones will make an initial debut at Inter BEE, International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition in Tokyo Mid-November. “Our team is very excited to introduce the Point Source Audio products to the Japanese market. We see great opportunity for this line of very unique microphones for our broadcast and pro-audio customers,” stated Nishihara. Otaritec has dedicated three fulltime staff members to service Point Source Audio clients.

Otaritec Corporation is a respected industry leader with a 30-year track record of delivering the very best products, services and solutions for advanced technical areas. Not only does OTARITEC provide broadcast engineers and audio visual integrators with new and innovative products from manufacturers around the world, they also have a robust engineering and technical support staff.

“We were extremely impressed with Otaritec’s facilities and professional staff,” said James Lamb, President of Point Source Audio. “Their expertise and knowledge of recording studios, live venues and broadcasting will be an excellent benefit to the Point Source brand in Japan,” Lamb added.

About Point Source Audio
Point Source Audio manufactures and distributes worldwide a unique line of lightweight bendable boom earworn microphones—known as the “toughest” earworn microphones in the industry. As a result of PSA’s pro-audio expertise and its admired reputation for sales and service support, the company was also named Digigram’s Master Distributor for the Americas. The world renowned brand of Digigram sound cards, IP audio and video codecs, and Ethersound audio networking technology are now available from Point Source Audio. Founded in 2004, Point Source Audio is headquartered in Novato, Calif. For more information call (415) 226-1122 or visit www.point-sourceaudio.com

About Otaritec Corporation
Otaritec Corporation is a trading subsidiary of Otari, Inc., one of Japan’s leading manufacturers of high-technology products covering advanced technical areas catering specifically to recording studios, live performance venues and broadcasting Stations. To learn more about Point Source Audio at Otaritec, visit http://www.otaritec.co.jp/products/psa/index.html

For press inquiries, please contact:
Kelley Brown
Point Source Audio
(415) 226-1122 x107
kbrown@point-sourceaudio.com
www.point-sourceaudio.com

Point Source Audio Names Madison Technologies as Distributor in Australia

Point Source Audio welcomes Madison Technologies as distributor for low profile microphone solutions in Australia.

Novato, CA – Madison Technologies has been appointed as distributor of Point Source Audio’s low profile earworn microphone products in Australia. President James Lamb said, “We are seeing a growing demand for earworn and lavalier low profile microphones worldwide, and offering our microphones in Australia is an important and exciting step for us.”

“The Point Source Audio range suits the needs of our customers across the broadcast, education, events, and general performance markets,” said Ken Kyle, Madison’s General Manager. “We are excited about the unique features of this range, such as the enhanced durability offered by the 360° bendable boom, and the waterproof options. With this great range of earworn and lavalier microphones, we will continue to give customers the best products, advice and service across the broadcast and AV markets.”
Point Source Audio Available At Madison Technologies


Madison Technologies is a respected industry leader with a 20-year track record of delivering the very best products, services and solutions for the cabling, networking, wireless and audio visual sectors. They have a staff of more than 70 in offices located in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Madison provides broadcast engineers and audio visual integrators with new and innovative products from manufacturers around the world. For more than 20 years, their skilled experts have been finding and creating clever and robust solutions for complex needs.

Says Lamb, “Madison Technologies is a great company with a significant footprint throughout Australia. Their history of achievement is an ideal fit with Point Source Audio’s commitment to cutting edge technology and exceptional customer service.”

About Point Source Audio

Point Source Audio manufactures and distributes worldwide a unique line of lightweight bendable boom earworn microphones—known as the “toughest” earworn microphones in the industry. As a result of PSA’s pro-audio expertise and its admired reputation for sales and service support, the company was also named Digigram’s Master Distributor for the Americas. The world renowned brand of Digigram sound cards, IP audio and video codecs, and Ethersound audio networking technology are now available from Point Source Audio. Founded in 2004, Point Source Audio is headquartered in Novato, Calif. For more information call (415) 226-1122 or visit www.point-sourceaudio.com.

About Madison Technologies

Madison Technologies is a respected industry leader with a 20-year track record of delivering the very best products, services and solutions for the cabling, networking, wireless and audio visual sectors. For more than 20 years, their skilled connectivity experts have been finding and creating clever and robust solutions for complex connectivity challenges. With more than 70 staff in offices across Australia, Madison Technologies is on hand to source, design and manufacture for tomorrow’s well connected world. To learn more about Madison Connective Technologies, call 1800 00 77 80 or visit www.madisontech.com.au.

For press inquiries, please contact:
Kelley Brown
Point Source Audio
(415) 226-1122 x107
kbrown@point-sourceaudio.com
www.point-sourceaudio.com

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Point Source Audio Unveils Digigram’s New IP Video Box with 3 in 1 Functionality

Digigram’s New IP Video Box Encodes/Decodes/Transcodes in One


Novato, CA – Point Source Audio, distributor of Digigram for the Americas, will unveil Digigram’s newest series of IP Video Codecs, for the first time at InfoComm 2012, Las Vegas, NV, June 13-15, 2012. The new AQORD and AQILIM video codecs simplify IP video with feature sets tailored specific to the rigors of live-stream broadcasts, or to accommodate multiple streaming formats for IPTV.

The AQORD uses a hardware encoding/decoding scheme and was developed for high-quality IP video and broadcast applications such as content contribution (point to point) — from a live event to a studio, one studio to another, studio to transmitter, or delivery to a Content Distribution Network (CDN). The AQILIM uses a software encoding scheme making it optimal for IPTV distribution — corporate, hospitality or video distribution from ISPs to end users’ set-top boxes (STBs) or mobile devices.

Designed for SD/HD live streaming the, AQORD can simultaneously encode, decode or transcode two (2) video channels (IP stream, file, SDI) providing exceptional ease in the set-up, and time-savings should the system require reconfiguration. AQORD delivers 99.99% operational reliability, and its advanced, industrial-grade design ensures highly dependable performance, with low power consumption technology. The 1U/19’’ rack mounting unit provides up to two Encoding /Decoding/Transcoding channels in a compact footprint with 1TB of internal HDD storage capacity.


As an alternative, AQILIM is a superlative option for all-IP solutions for IPTV, webTV and mobile operators. AQILIM devices are based on a powerful software core allowing them to handle either SD or HD/SD operations. AQILIM supports numerous custom streaming formats (e.g. Flash RTMP, Apple HLS for iPhone and other Apple devices, Windows Media, etc.) and multiple resolutions for specific applications such as HD or SD for IPTV, SQCIF for WebTV, etc. Equally important when dealing with IP streams, AQILIM devices are able to stream to multiple destination points in UDP or RTP network protocols while using multiple network streaming methods such as Multicast, Unicast or Unicast Multi-point. They provide concurrent streaming over the Internet for up to 10 different IP addresses.

Both AQORD and AQILIM offer complete system management through the local HMI front panel, or remotely from any web enabled PC or XML API. Start/Stop or manage up to 100 Profiles remotely through the web interface or monitor hardware status such as chassis cooling temperatures, fan speeds and alarms.

Availability:

AQORD and AQILIM are available for immediate shipping in the following models:

AQORD *LINK 1C (one encoding, decoding or transcoding channel)

AQORD *LINK 2C (two encoding, decoding or transcoding channel)

AQORD *LINK SC (two encoding, decoding or transcoding channel + scaler)

AQILIM *FIT 1C (one encoding channel and transcoding capabilities)

AQILIM *FIT 2C (one or two encoding channels and transcoding capabilities)

AQILIM *SERV/FIT 1C (1 encoding channel and transcoding capabilities)

AQILIM *SERV/FIT 2C (2 encoding channels and transcoding capabilities)

AQILIM *SERV/FIT TC (transcoding capabilities)

Digigram IP Audio and Video Codecs are available through Point Source Audio’s reseller network of system integration contractors and broadcast retailers. To join the PSA Authorized Reseller Network, please contact sales@point-sourceaudio.com

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About Point Source Audio

Point Source Audio manufactures and distributes worldwide a unique line of lightweight bendable boom earworn microphones—known as the “toughest” earworn microphones in the industry. As a result of PSA’s pro-audio expertise and its admired reputation for sales and service support, the company was also named Digigram’s Master Distributor for the Americas. The world renowned brand of Digigram sound cards, IP audio and video codecs, and Ethersound audio networking technology are now available from Point Source Audio. Founded in 2004, Point Source Audio is headquartered in Novato, Calif. For more information call (415) 226-1122 or visit www.point-sourceaudio.com.

For inquiries, please contact:

Kelley Brown

Point Source Audio

(415) 226-1122 x107

kbrown@point-sourceaudio.com

www.point-sourceaudio.com

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Point Source Audio Unveils Digigram’s CANCUN USB Sound Card with Stunning Functionality

Digigram’s CANCUN USB Sound Card is a Stunner

On-the-go audio and broadcast professionals can travel with style and substance

Digigram’s new CANCUN 4-Channel Mobile Sound Card

Novato, CA – Point Source Audio, distributor of Digigram for the Americas, will unveil CANCUN, Digigram’s newest series of ultra sleek USB sounds cards, for the first time at InfoComm 2012, Las Vegas, NV, June 13-15, 2012, BOOTH: C9125. The new CANCUN series of mobile USB sound cards is designed for remote recording professionals; and live sound and audio engineers to use in room acoustic analysis. This range includes the CANCUN 442-Mic and CANCUN 222-Mic, a 4-in/4-out and a 2-in/2-out respectively, simultaneous analog + AES I/O device.

Digigram has a long tradition of no-compromise sound cards and CANCUN is no exception. An excellent mic preamp, a professional analog level of +24 dBu max and guaranteed low latency of under 3 ms are just some of the high quality features the devices offer. Unlike any of its competitors, underneath’s CANCUN’s sleek, streamlined design is a durable touch panel with protected LED lights, and housing for all the required connectivity such as a Neutrik™ XLR plug for professional microphones. A companion software application allows users to monitor important information such as gain values, driver setup, current state, VU meters and locks, while simultaneously working on their favorite digital audio workstation software. CANCUN is also compatible with SMARRT Software to assist live sound and audio engineers in analyzing room acoustics and optimizing the linearity of sound reinforcement systems.

Key features

• 2×500 MIPS dual-core processing power

• Simultaneous analog & AES I/Os in a compact form factor

• Excellent MIC preamp (55dB gain, 100 dB THD+N, -126 dB EIN)

• Professional analog level of +24 dBu max

• Guaranteed low latency (3 mS) on Windows™ and Mac OSX™ platforms

• Ergonomically advanced user interface for quick setup and efficient monitoring on both Windows™ and Mac OSX™ platforms

• Innovative hardware controls with LED-lighted touch panel

• Neutrik™ XLR connectivity and break-out cables

Availability:

The sound card is shipping August 2012 in the following models:

CANCUN-222-mic – USB Mobile Soundcard with 2 mic/line balanced analog inputs

CANCUN-442-mic – USB Mobile Soundcard with 4 mic/line balanced analog inputs

The CANCUN is available through Point Source Audio’s reseller network of system integration contractors and broadcast retailers. To join the PSA Authorized Reseller Network, please contact sales@point-sourceaudio.com

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About Point Source Audio

Point Source Audio manufactures and distributes worldwide a unique line of lightweight bendable boom earworn microphones—known as the “toughest” earworn microphones in the industry. As a result of PSA’s pro-audio expertise and its admired reputation for sales and service support, the company was also named Digigram’s Master Distributor for the Americas. The world renowned brand of Digigram sound cards, IP audio and video codecs, and Ethersound audio networking technology are now available from Point Source Audio. Founded in 2004, Point Source Audio is headquartered in Novato, Calif. For more information call (415) 226-1122 or visit www.point-sourceaudio.com.

For inquiries, please contact:

Kelley Brown

Point Source Audio

(415) 226-1122 x107

kbrown@point-sourceaudio.com

www.point-sourceaudio.com

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Point Source Audio Launches “Unsinkable” Earworn Microphone

Point Source Audio’s NEW CO-5w Waterproof Mic Defends Against Steam, Sweat and Stage Make-up.

Novato, CA — Point Source Audio, manufacturer of the original and one-of-a-kind “unbreakable boom” earworn microphone, is making another big splash with their new “unsinkable” waterproof microphone.

The new CO-5w Waterproof Earworn Microphone is the waterproof version of the popular CO-5 that discriminating performers and pastors have come to rely on for years. The waterproof version combines all the reliable performance characteristics of the CO-5 with a special water-protected mic element to make the CO-5w virtually “unsinkable”. With 125dB of SPL, this splash proof microphone is ideal for those who speak or perform in outdoor environments such as theme and amusement parks, cruise ships, water parks, zoos, aquariums, or summer camps. Pastors conducting baptisms will discover the CO-5w is impenetrable even against accidental “splashing.” Stage performers and theatre actors will appreciate the waterproof microphone to defend against sweat and steam, as well as being able to gently rinse the microphone element with water after use to remove stage makeup—a fitting “wash and wear” feature for this audience.

“We’re super excited about our ‘unsinkable’ feature,” said Yvonne Ho, Vice President of Marketing at Point Source Audio. “Of course, we don’t recommend users drowning their wireless packs in water, but now they have a microphone shielded against humidity and water so it can be used almost anywhere.”

The CO-5w Waterproof Earworn Microphone has an omni-directional polar pattern that allows a full 360 degree pick up of sound providing a natural blend of voice and ambience. The design of the CO-5w lends itself to reduced speech produced “popping sounds” and voice overloads in close mic applications.

Availability & Pricing:
The CO-5w Waterproof Earworn Microphone is shipping now. The single-ear version retails for $335 MSRP, and the dual-ear version retails for $425. The CO-5w is offered in a variety of terminations designed to work with all the most common wireless systems. Standard offerings are immediately available and special orders for custom wiring are welcomed as well.

Popular Standard Offerings:

    CO-5w-AK – Single-ear microphone wired for AKG, available in Beige
    CO-5w-AT – Single-ear microphone wired for Audio-Technica, available in Beige
    CO-5w-SE – Single-ear microphone wired for Sennheiser Evolution, available in Beige
    CO-5w-SH – Single-ear microphone wired for Shure, available in Beige
    CO-5w-TX – Single-ear microphone wired for Telex, available in Beige
    CO-5w-KIT-AK – Dual-ear microphone kit wired for AKG, available in Beige
    CO-5w-KIT-AT – Dual-ear microphone kit wired for Audio-Technica, available in Beige
    CO-5w-KIT-SE – Dual-ear microphone kit wired for Sennheiser Evolution, available in Beige
    CO-5w-KIT-SH – Dual-ear microphone kit wired for Shure, available in Beige
    CO-5w-KIT-TX – Dual-ear microphone kit wired for Telex, available in Beige

The CO-5w waterproof earworn microphone is available at local pro-sound resellers and system integration contractors. To join the PSA Authorized Reseller Network, please contact sales@point-sourceaudio.com

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About Point Source Audio
Point Source Audio manufactures and distributes worldwide a unique line of lightweight bendable boom earworn microphones—known as the “toughest” earworn microphones in the industry. As a result of PSA’s pro-audio expertise and its admired reputation for sales and service support, the company was also named Digigram’s Master Distributor for the Americas. The world renowned brand of Digigram sound cards, IP audio and video codecs, and Ethersound audio networking technology are now available from Point Source Audio. Founded in 2004, Point Source Audio is headquartered in Novato, Calif. For more information call (415) 226-1122 or visit www.point-sourceaudio.com.

For inquiries, please contact:
Kelley Brown
Point Source Audio
(415) 226-1122 x107
kbrown@point-sourceaudio.com
www.point-sourceaudio.com

Check us out online!

Point Source Audio Conceives Miniature Lavalier Mic from its Popular Earworn Series

CO-7L Miniature Lavalier Microphone

New CO-7L Can be Cleverly Camouflaged

Novato, CA — Point Source Audio launches the new CO-7L Miniature Lavalier in response to customer demand for a lavalier version of its flagship CO-7 earworn microphone.

The new CO-7L Miniature Lavalier fills a need for speakers in broadcast or theatre production who generally prefer or need an “invisible” option. The CO-7L element is extremely small so it can be cleverly hidden in the hairline, behind a button, or even attached to eyeglasses. It is also water-resistant to be more resilient against humidity and moisture stemming from breath or perspiration.
The CO-7L is a Miniature Omni-directional Condenser Lavalier Microphone that handles up to 140dB SPL, so it should be the choice for actors, broadcasters, presenters, or pastors looking for maximum intelligibility and clean, accurate reproduction. Additionally, the CO-7L is offered in multiple colors to allow matching or blending to hair, skin or clothing.

CO-7L Miniature Microphone

Customers that love our CO-7 Earworn Mic have been asking us for a sister lavalier for quite some time,” said Yvonne Ho, Vice President of Marketing for Point Source Audio. “There are definitely advantages and applications for both an earworn and lavalier; earworn mics are extremely easy to fit, while miniature lavs can be completely camouflaged.”

Availability & Pricing:

The CO-7L is shipping now and retails for $359 MSRP. The Miniature Lavalier is offered in a variety of terminations designed to work with all the most common wireless systems. Standard offerings are immediately available and special orders for custom wiring are welcomed as well.

Popular Standard Offerings:

    CO-7L-AK – wired for AKG, available in Beige, Tan, Black
    CO-7L-AT – wired for Audio-Technica, available in Beige, Tan, Black
    CO-7L-SE – wired for Sennheiser Evolution Series, available in Beige, Tan, Black
    CO-7L-SK – wired for Sennheiser SK Series, available in Beige, Tan, Black
    CO-7L-SH – wired for Shure, available in Beige, Tan, Black

The CO-7L Miniature Lavalier is available at local pro-sound resellers and system integration contractors. To join the PSA Authorized Reseller Network, please contact sales@point-sourceaudio.com

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About Point Source Audio
Point Source Audio manufactures and distributes worldwide a unique line of lightweight bendable boom earworn microphones—known as the “toughest” earworn microphones in the industry. As a result of PSA’s pro-audio expertise and its admired reputation for sales and service support, the company was also named Digigram’s Master Distributor for the Americas. The world renowned brand of Digigram sound cards, IP audio and video codecs, and Ethersound audio networking technology are now available from Point Source Audio. Founded in 2004, Point Source Audio is headquartered in Novato, Calif. For more information call (415) 226-1122 or visit www.point-sourceaudio.com.

For inquiries, please contact:
Kelley Brown
Point Source Audio
(415) 226-1122 x107
kbrown@point-sourceaudio.com
www.point-sourceaudio.com

Check us out online!

Mindshare Marketing: Point Source Audio’s Rep of the Year

Point Source Audio Recognizes Rep of the Year

Point Source Audio’s President James Lamb (L) and Mindshare Marketing’s Frank Maglio (R).

Novato, CA — Point Source Audio (PSA), manufacturer of the “unbreakable boom” earworn microphones and the Distributor for Digigram’s broadcast equipment in the Americas awards Mindshare Marketing as their Rep of the Year.

Frank Maglio, principal of Mindshare Marketing, received his recognition from Point Source Audio at this year’s NAMM conference. As 2011′s top manufacturer’s rep for Point Source Audio, Maglio first recognized his customers for their continued support and loyalty in this dynamic market. He also cited PSA’s first class customer service and technical support as key factors that help reinforce his effort in the field.
“It feels great to earn this recognition. As a young firm, I am very grateful for the opportunities and the trust that Point Source Audio placed in me”, said Maglio, who achieved a whopping 110% growth selling Point Source Audio’s earworn microphone line and Digigram’s broadcast equipment.

President of Point Source Audio, James Lamb, praised Maglio and his team by saying “We all experience the downturn in the economy and how intense the competition is in the market, but Frank serves as an example that success can still be earned through hard work, drive and determination.” In addition to the distinction, and to help him relax and re-fuel, Maglio was awarded with a weekend getaway as part of the recognition.

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About Point Source Audio
Point Source Audio manufactures and distributes worldwide a unique line of lightweight bendable boom ear worn microphones—known as the “toughest” ear-worn microphones in the industry. As a result of PSA’s pro-audio expertise and its admired reputation for sales and service support, the company has also been named Digigram’s Master Distributor for the Americas. The world renowned brand of Digigram sound cards, Audio over IP products, and Ethersound audio networking technology are now available from Point Source Audio. Founded in 2004, Point Source Audio is headquartered in Novato, Calif. For more information call (415) 226-1122 or visit www.point-sourceaudio.com.

Point Source Audio IP Microphones Previewing at InfoComm 2011

NEW! IP Microphones from Point Source Audio

New Microphones Harness Power of the IP Network for Paging, Surveillance and Recording
Novato, Calif. — Point Source Audio, manufacturer of the one-of-a-kind “unbreakable boom? earworn microphone, is extending their offering to include IP enabled microphones designed for pro-audio applications such as paging, surveillance and recording. A convenient selection of desk-top and surface-mount microphones is coupled with an IP audio codec to help integrators easily source solutions for distributing audio over an IP network. InfoComm visitors are invited to view the new IP Microphones at the Point Source Audio Booth 820-822 at InfoComm 2011 in Orlando, Florida.

“We took our Point Source microphone expertise along with our knowledge of Digigram IP audio codecs to create an IP microphone offering that is an expedient solution for integrators,? said James Lamb, President of Point Source Audio. “Audio over IP will play an increasing role in the audio distribution landscape. more

Point Source Audio Helps Spokane Arena Upgrade with Digigram and EtherSound

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Spokane Arena Upgrade includes Digigram EtherSound

Spokane, WA – Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena has added dual Digigram ES8mic analog-to-EtherSound input modules and Digigram ES8out EtherSound-to-analog audio bridges to its video and broadcast suite. At the same time, the Arena also put its Yamaha M7CL console, originally installed in 2007, on an EtherSound network with AuviTran’s AVY16-ES100 card, while reconfiguring that network in a hybrid star / daisy chain using an AuviTran AVM-500ES Network Matrix. Technical Specialist Monte Koch, who manages AV at the Arena for the Spokane Public Facilities District, uses Stardraw Control with ESMonitor software to give video technicians input / output switching while limiting their access to the rest of the EtherSound network.

Spokane Arena presents events ranging from Spokane Chiefs hockey, to arena football’s Arena Cup championship game, Gonzaga college hoops, pro bull riders, concert tours and more. “We needed to integrate video and front of house with the broadcast suite more

Point Source Audio is Cooking at the Lanier Charter Career Academy

Lanier Charter Academy

CO-7 is Cooking at Lanier Charter Career Academy

CO-7 Ear worn microphones help provide students with a practical learning experience

dB Audio & Video Chooses Point Source Audio’s CO-7 ear worn microphones to provide performance and value to Lanier Charter Career Academy.

There is not a lot of precedence for the role that Lanier Charter Career Academy (LCCA) plays in the lives of high school students in Georgia’s Hall County Schools district. So with a vision and funding from grants, LCCA’s principal Dr. Cindy Blakley gathered information and resources from local businesses and the few like programs on the eastern seaboard, applying concepts they felt would be appropriate for their model and discarding the ones they felt would not fit their vision.

The result is a unique vocational training opportunity open to all high school students in the district. The hospitality industry factors prominently in the regional economy so it was decided that Culinary more

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