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BOB KATZ TO PRESENT A FULL-DAY MASTERING SEMINAR IN ROME

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ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FLORIDA: With an impressive collection of tools and techniques and an unflagging enthusiasm for great audio, Bob Katz is something of an audio sorcerer. He knows the incantations that can bring a mix back from the dead to not just walk, but to breathe and dance and dream. In a career that is now in its fourth decade, Katz has mastered multiple Grammy-winning albums and authored the authoritative text, Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science. On June 8th, Katz will present a full-day seminar, Bob Till You Drop, in Rome, that will greatly raise the perceptions and increase the skill sets of participants.

The event will take place at Auditorium Della Discoteca Di Stato one day before TC Electronic will hold a two-day mastering seminar in the same space that will feature Katz, George Massenburg, and other mastering luminaries as keynote speakers. The cost of Katz’s more

Powerline Control Systems Announces Upcoming Training Schedule

Northridge, Calif. — May 4, 2011 — Powerline Control Systems, Inc., the inventor of Universal Powerline Bus® technology and developer and manufacturer of lighting control products for residential and commercial markets, has announced its upcoming training schedule for the months of May and June.

PCS will hold a series of product training sessions throughout the U.S. and will also offer custom integrators training opportunities at ADI Expos. Offering two courses each day, Powerline Control Systems’ interactive PulseWorx Certified Training equips integrators with the education and tools they need to successfully and efficiently install PCS’s award-winning lighting control product line in retrofit and new construction applications. Integrators attending the training sessions will be familiarized with PulseWorx UPB technology, lighting solution design, how to manually use UPStart to program a system and how these systems can grow their bottom line.

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Chyron BlueNet(TM) Offers Broadcasters Complete Graphics Creation and Playout Solution

Workflow-Optimizing Solution Leverages Chyron Portfolio to Enable Faster Creation and Delivery of Sophisticated Broadcast Graphics
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NAB Show Goes Live and On-Demand Online with Digital Rapids Transcode Manager and TouchStream

Digital Rapids LogoApril 13, 2011 — NAB Show, Las Vegas, Booth SL6010: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, movie and Web content to wider audiences — is providing the encoding capabilities powering live and on-demand video of the 2011 NAB Show on the official show website, www.nabshow.com. Expanding upon the on-demand content featured on the site during previous events, the NAB Show is for the first time featuring official daily webcasts, live from the show floor. The automated, high-performance Digital Rapids Transcode Manager software is being used in the production of on-demand content for the third consecutive year, while the TouchStream portable live streaming appliance is being used for encoding and streaming of the live webcasts.

Production teams are capturing and editing video throughout the event, including daily highlights packages; feature segments from the exhibition floor; selections from NAB sessions, luncheons and keynotes; interviews and more. The Transcode Manager software transforms the finished video segments into the formats required for online viewing. The resulting high-quality media files are then delivered to content distribution provider Highwinds for on-demand delivery to viewers through the Show’s website. 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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BEXEL HITS THE COURT WITH 3ALITY DIGITAL AT THE 2011 NAB SHOW

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 8, 2011—Just past the exhibits and educational sessions, Bexel, in conjunction with 3ality Digital and NAB, will host an outdoor, 3D half-court basketball showcase—offering attendees a first-of-its-kind 3D demonstration at this year’s 2011 NAB Show (OE1275). In addition to providing a full engineering crew, Bexel (Booth C6833), a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, will be onsite with its state-of-the-art Hercules HD Flypack and Eagle Announcer System.

Featuring six 3ality Digital acquisition systems, the Hercules HD Flypack and the Eagle Announcer System, the basketball court, located between Central and South Hall, will replicate a professional sports broadcast set-up. Each day during exhibit hours, special appearances and events will take place on the court in an effort to offer broadcasters, producers and other show attendees a close look at the tools and technology needed for more

Minicom Digital Signage’s innovative solutions presented in its Solution Days in Israel

MDS Solution Days 2011

Jerusalem, Israel (April 6th, 2011)Minicom Digital Signage, leading provider of advanced media delivery solutions and network management platforms for the Digital Signage industry, is presenting its innovative solutions in its Solution Days 2011 in Israel, on April 5th to 7th.

Minicom Digital Signage (MDS) is organizing these Solution Days in order to celebrate its first year as an independent company, to communicate on its strategic repositioning in the digital signage industry, to share digital signage market trends on a global level, and to present innovative solutions to solve challenges of today & tomorrow.

Philips and Invidis Consulting will be the sponsors of this event. As sponsors, Wilfred de Man – Sales & Marketing Director for Digital Signage for Philips – and Florian Rotberg – Managing Director for Invidis Consulting – will address more

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Autographed guitars from Dave Matthews, Bon Jovi and others in charity auction

American Academy of Audiology Foundation and Sensaphonics team up to support music and hearing research initiatives.

One-of-a-kind autographed guitars and other rock and roll collectibles can be purchased by music fans during the online Auction 4 Audiology. Bidding is now open and runs through noon Saturday, April 9

AAAF signed guitars

Autographed guitars from (L-R) REO/Styx, Jewel, Steve Winwood, Dave Matthews, Bob Weir and O.A.R. are among the items up for bid in the AAAF charity auction. The auction ends at noon Saturday, April 9.

, 2011. Conducted by the American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF), the auction proceeds from these items earmarked for studies relating to musicians. All available items can be seen and bid upon at www.biddingforgood.com/auction4audiology.

Available items includes three particularly notable pieces: a framed Coldplay gold record signed by the band; more

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BEXEL TO HOST TWO BROADCASTING PANELS AT THE 2011 NAB SHOW

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 7, 2011Bexel (NAB Booth C6833), a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, will host two broadcast panels as part of the Vitec Live Event Area at this year’s 2011 NAB Show. The Vitec Live Event Area (Booth C6428 in Central Hall) will feature eight daily sessions covering timely topics and sharing Vitec’s knowledge and expertise on the latest products, technology and techniques in the broadcast and film industry. more

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