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FLOVEL HIGH-SENSITIVITY CAMERAS MONITORING FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR PLANT TO BE SHOWN WITHIN FOR-A’S NAB BOOTH

Tokyo — Flovel Company Japan, a company in partnership with FOR-A Corporation, will demonstrate its ultra high-sensitivity camera within FOR-A’s booth the 2011 NAB Show, which runs April 11-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (Booth C5219). Flovel brand cameras are sold internationally through FOR-A’s worldwide sales offices.

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Recently, major broadcasters in Japan have installed Flovel’s EM-120 ultra high-sensitivity cameras for day and night observation of the Fukushima nuclear power plant after the recent earthquake compromised safety of the facility. The cameras are placed approximately 30 kilometers from the nuclear plant.

Flovel’s ultra -high sensitivity camera, the EM-120, has been used to capture video of Japan’s space shuttle, deep sea marine observation, astronomy observation, and nocturnal nature observation, among other applications.

EM-120 is a powerful, singular camera for day and night operation. It employs an EM-CCD, which has wide more

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New for NAB: standard-setting shotgun microphones from Sennheiser

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LAS VEGAS – April 11, 2011: At the NAB Show in Las Vegas, audio specialist Sennheiser (booth C 0255) sets a new professional standard for film, television and broadcast applications with the introduction of two new shotgun models.

The MKH 8060 is a versatile short shotgun, which features a compact size and light weight for camera mounting and boom pole applications. The MKH 8070 is a long shotgun, which is ideal for sports broadcast and nature recording applications that require high directivity. Sennheiser’s new shotguns are members of the renowned MKH series, which uses the radio-frequency principle to resist the effects of cold and moisture. Both models suppress off-axis sound without coloration, resulting in an extremely pleasing, natural sound.

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New York–April 11, 2011: FOX Sports’ broadcast of Super Bowl XLV on January 28, 2011 was the most more

SSL Adds Functionality to C10 HD Compact Broadcast Console with New V3 Software

New Feature Set Demonstrates Ongoing Development Strategy

LAS VEGAS – Solid State Logic is proud to announce new V3 Software for the innovative and industry-leading C10 HD Compact Broadcast Console at the 2011 NAB Show (Booth C3310). The new V3 software release introduces a range of new features and options that significantly expand the capability of the C10 HD, demonstrating the company’s ongoing development strategy. The C10 HD turned the industry upside down by delivering exceptional power at an attractive price point, and the legacy continues with the V3 software. more

Anton/Bauer Sends Contest Winner On Free Trip to NAB 2011

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 11, 2011 – Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the world’s premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, is proud to announce that Gerry Meinders is the lucky winner of an all expenses paid trip to the 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Meinders and a guest will receive two complimentary round-trip airfare tickets, three hotel nights and two free passes to attend the broadcast industry’s largest show. more

AUTOSCRIPT PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL NEWSROOM EXPERIENCE FOR STUDENTS AT TAYLOR UNIVERSITY

State-of-the-Art Prompters Help Position University, Students Ahead of Industry Competition

UPLAND, IN, APRIL 11, 2011—While the Media Communication Department at Taylor University may have began small, its growth in size and curriculum over recent years has made the university quite competitive for broadcast majors with the addition of expert staff and equipment, including Autoscript teleprompting gear. Autoscript (NAB Booth C6625), the world’s leading teleprompting company and a Vitec Group brand, is helping Taylor University’s Media Communications majors enter the workforce with experience using state-of-the-art technology.

To kick off the 2010-2011 academic year, Taylor University’s Media Communication Department made the transition to HD in its Rupp Communication Arts building—home to the campus’ television production studio, student-run broadcast radio station, digital audio workstations and sound booth, edit suites, and various other student support spaces. In addition to outfitting its production studio with HD equipment, the Media Communication department added two 15?Autoscript TFT Entry-Level Prompters (ELP15) and a 12? Autoscript LED TFT (LED 12TFT) on-camera prompting system for student use both in the studio and in the field after seeing them on display at NAB.

“We are big believers in NAB and we use it as a time to see what’s out there in the market,? says Josh Taylor, chief engineer for the Media Communication Department at Taylor University. “We were looking for a teleprompting company that’s rooted, has a solid reputation in the industry and has a durable product that can stand up to student use. The design behind Autoscript has been well-thought out and I feel comfortable that it would all stay together based on the durability of the design.?

Inside the Rupp Communication Arts building, the TV control room is interconnected via a single and multilink fiber to the campus chapel, basketball arena, football complex and Kessler Sports Activity Center—allowing the students to bring in cameras and audio feeds from the other campus locations to the Rupp control room via the fiber. Inside the studio, in addition to the LED12TFT and ELP15 on-camera prompters, students have access to four Sony PMW350K cameras with Vinten Pro pedestals and Vinten Vector heads.

In the field, upperclassmen have the option of using the Autoscript 12? LED portable prompting system with a variation of Sony cameras and extra mount connectors. Extremely versatile, the Autoscript LED12TFT is perfect for location-shooting and is equipped with either a tripod or handheld mount, helping to keep setup under 20 minutes for on-location productions.

“As far as the performance goes, the displays themselves are really nice. When we have the portable prompter outside, even in direct sunlight, you can see the LED screen very clearly,? says Taylor. “While we ordered the studio prompters back in July, we had also talked about a 12? LED portable prompter for some time. When students needed one for a client project in October, we ordered it and received it the next day.?

As part of the department’s offerings, students take on actual paying clients to gain real-world experience. According to Taylor, they receive a working budget and must set and achieve goals with the client by the end of the semester. Whether it’s for an award-winning client project or miscellaneous class project, Taylor says the students appreciate the flexibility and ease of use the Autoscript software and equipment bring. In studio, students have access to WinPlus Studio software with a dedicated scroll control, while in the field they use WinPlus Xlite prompting software with a wireless controller and 10? netbook.

“Both Autoscript controllers are really nice. The wireless controllers keep the students from being tied down,? says Taylor. “The students also find the software really easy to use—writing the scripts in Microsoft Word, they find it simple to bring them into the software. Overall, they are impressed with how the system operates.?

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 U.K. in 1984, with headquarters in the U.S. and the U.K., Autoscript is the world leader in the prompting industry. Autoscript provides a complete range of PC-based teleprompters, 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.

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 2009 revenue of £315 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organised 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, fibre 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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AURALEX TO UNVEIL NEWEST MEMBER OF SOUND-BOOSTING ISO SERIES FAMILY AT NAB 2011

MudGuard™ Isolates Microphones from Noise Bleeds and External Overtones

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 11, 2011 – Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, will debut its MudGuard™ microphone isolator at the 2011 NAB Show (Booth SL8810). Auralex’s MudGuard is the newest member of the ISO Series family of products designed to help isolate monitors, amps, microphones and stands from hard surfaces and sound reflections.

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“External noise bleed and overtones can turn a voiceover session into a sonic nightmare, which is why Auralex developed the MudGuard,? says Eric Smith, founder and president of Auralex Acoustics. “It is easy to use, portable and engineered for maximum effectiveness. Studiofoam® further prevents unwanted sound and other elements from leaking into a recording. It’s a great example of our continual efforts to design quality sound protection for our customers.?

The Auralex MudGuard, ideal for voiceover booths, radio applications, ENG trucks and on-set ADR (automated dialog replacement), features the company’s well-regarded Studiofoam sound-absorbing acoustical foam, which helps to reduce excessive room ambience and off-axis sound. It mounts easily to most microphone stands and clips and has an adjustable height. Included hardware allows the microphone to be moved closer to the MudGuard for a more controlled sound. More open sound can be achieved by moving the microphone away from the MudGuard.

About Auralex Acoustics, Inc.Located in Indianapolis, 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 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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Extron Expands SMX System MultiMatrix with New USB Matrix Boards

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Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce two new USB matrix switcher boards for the SMX System MultiMatrix modular, field-upgradeable matrix switcher. The SMX USB matrix boards are designed to route up to eight Host CPUs to up to four peripheral locations equipped with one or more USB 2.0 devices, such as keyboards and mice, Web cams, personal media players, or portable hard drives. They support data transfer rates up to 480 Mbps and are compatible with USB 2.0/1.1/1.0 specifications. Host and Peripheral Emulation is provided on all ports for reliable, problem-free boot up, even without a tie being made to a connected device. SMX USB matrix switcher boards are ideal for use in the creation of KVM – keyboard, video, mouse matrix applications when combined with available SMX DVI, HDMI, or VGA matrix switching boards. SMX USB matrix boards are available in two I/O sizes: 4×4 and 8×4. more

New Long Distance HDMI and DVI Extenders from Extron

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Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the DTP HDMI 301 and DTP DVI 301 twisted pair extenders for long distance transmission of HDMI or DVI plus bidirectional RS-232 and IR control signals over a single CAT 5-type cable. The transmitter and receiver sets are capable of extending 1080p/60 deep color and 1920×1200 up to 330 feet (100 meters). These features, combined with remote powering capabilities and compact enclosure sizes, make the DTP HDMI 301 and DTP DVI 301 ideal for providing cost effective means to extend digital video, multi-channel audio, and bidirectional control signals in space-challenged environments. more

INTEGRATED MICROWAVE TECHNOLOGIES (IMT) HONES IN ON THE 2011 NAB SHOW WITH NEW NUCOMM 12-WAY PASSIVE TRACKER COFDM RECEIVE SYSTEM

Designed to Simplify Mobile-to-Fixed and Mobile-to-Mobile Signal Acquisition

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 11, 2011 – Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast, Sports & Entertainment and MAG (Military, Aerospace & Government) markets, will introduce its Nucomm 12-Way Passive Tracker COFDM Receive System at the 2011 NAB Show (Booth C6432).

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The 12-Way Passive Tracker Receive System is an autonomous COFDM central receive system designed to simplify mobile-to-fixed and mobile-to-mobile signal acquisition. The Passive Tracker addresses the need to provide fully autonomous central receive site operation while dramatically improving overall system performance. The system consists of an array of antennas, adaptive digital signal processing and maximum ratio combining techniques. When combined, the system provides significant improvement in workflow management.

“With efficiency as a cornerstone of our product development strategy, we are happy to introduce our 12-Way Passive Tracker Receive System at the 2011 NAB show,? says Integrated Microwave Technologies President, Stephen Shpock. “The Passive Tracker was developed in response to customer needs to reduce the required technical oversight and costs associated with maintaining and operating a highly reliable remote broadcast link. It has proven invaluable for city-wide wireless camera and ENG/OB reception.?

The Passive Tracker Receive System addresses the general complaint that aerial video links are complicated to operate, maintain and fraught with reliability problems by requiring no user intervention, improving the area of coverage and extending reliable operation to 7GHz.

Because analog FM operation often has design constraints that are opposed to an optimal COFDM system, IMT removed all consideration to analog FM operation and, by doing so, has been able look at the problem with an entirely new perspective.

The new approach is focused on the integration and optimization of antenna array design, adaptive digital signal processing and maximum ratio combining (MRC) techniques. These three areas have been viewed independently. Combining and optimizing these areas has lead to the development of a new class of receiver systems that provide significant value and efficiency to the industry.

The Passive Tracker is extremely easy to use and requires the user to simply set the operating frequency to work the system. The passive tracker analyzes the RF landscape and identifies and eliminates unwanted signals before they can impair reception, allowing for spatial separation and frequency reuse. This isolation is done electronically using adaptive signal processing. The system does not rely on positioning information of the remote vehicle. No GPS is required. By eliminating the GPS and tracking algorithms from the equation, the system achieves an extension in range and an improvement in overall coverage both near and far.

In addition, the Passive Tracker has been designed to reduce all deployment complexities. The antenna arrays are very small and light, allowing for a wide variety of deployment options and can be positioned on the top of a monopole tower or split apart and set up on the corners of a building.

Along with the RF system advancements, Nucomm has added the capability to stream live video over an IP network while maintaining support legacy ASI and RS232 features. With the integrated web server, all system parameters can be viewed at multiple locations including master control and even over a smart phone.

About Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC
Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT) is a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division. The company comprises the leading microwave brands Nucomm, RF Central and Microwave Service Company (MSC), offering broadcasters worldwide complete broadcast solutions. Nucomm is a premium brand of digital microwave video systems (including COFDM and VSB) for portable and fixed link applications. RF Central is an innovative brand of compact microwave video equipment for licensed and license free broadcast applications. MSC is a premier provider of engineering, integration, technical support, installation and commissioning services.

More information can be found at www.imt-broadcast.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 £310 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organised 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, fibre optic and wireless technology used by TV production teams and film crews.

More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.
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RTW Announces Several Key Product Updates During The 2011 NAB Show

Software and Hardware Upgrades to Company’s Popular Lines in Support of Latest EBU and ITU Recommendations

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LAS VEGAS, APRIL 11, 2011 – RTW, a leading manufacturer and distributor of professional audio metering and control devices, is pleased to announce several significant announcements at the 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas. At the show, RTW (Booth C1739) will exhibit upgrades to several of its top-performing products including the TouchMonitor series, DigitalMonitor 10500X-PLUS and the SurroundControl 31900/31960 series. In addition, the company is holding a raffle during NAB, giving attendees the opportunity to win a TM9.

TouchMonitor Series, TM9 and TM7
On display for attendees is the company’s latest introduction, the TouchMonitor series, which has a new software version that provides additional features and display modes. TouchMonitor is a new range of products that RTW developed, from the ground up, which is more

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