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Riedel Enhances MediorNet Real-Time Media Network With MediorNet 2.0

WUPPERTAL, Germany — April 7, 2014 — Riedel Communications, a leading provider of real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that it will showcase the new functionality enabled by its MediorNet 2.0 update at the 2014 NAB Show. With this update for Riedel’s acclaimed MediorNet real-time media network, users realize added benefits, including full video router functionality, seamless interoperability with Studer consoles, EMBER+ implementation, and extended integration of the ProBel protocol.

“MediorNet 2.0 gives MediorNet users a flexible, easy-to-operate alternative to conventional video routers,” said Karsten Schragmann, product manager at Riedel Communications. “By incorporating tremendous routing capabilities right into the MediorNet frame, this firmware update enables users to lower their operations costs while reducing the volume and complexity of cabling required for audio and video signal transport.”

The MediorNet 2.0 update includes robust video router functionality with switching delays of less than 40 milliseconds, as well as high-speed rerouting that allows as many as 1,000 connections to be rerouted in less than a second. Simple drag-and-drop routing of multiple connections speeds configurations, and users now have the option to delete multiple selected connections at once. The firmware update also supports more than 65,000 ProBel crosspoints.

MediorNet 2.0 introduces Studer A-Link compatibility, which enables the MediorNet Modular frame to act as a decentralized audio router with a matrix size larger than 25,000² and fully redundant interfaces. At the same time, MediorNet fully supports EMBER+ for integration with other common control systems, such as VSM and KSC Commander. Because the update permits access to all MediorNet parameters and allows users to edit I/O settings and control all routing functions, users retain control over configuration options.

Additional features that come with MediorNet 2.0 include a timecode display that can be configured to the user’s preferred size and position, an LTC input, and sample rate conversion on both optical MADI ports of MediorNet Compact systems.

Further information about Riedel and the company’s products is available at www.riedel.net.

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About Riedel Communications
Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1987, the company now employs more than 400 people at 11 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

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Meyer Sound LEO is “Dynamite for Every Show” on Hedley Canadian Tour

The multiplatinum-selling pop-rock band Hedley is in the midst of their cross-continent “Wild Live” tour of Canada supported by a Meyer Sound LEO™ linear large-scale sound reinforcement system. Supplied by Richmond, BC-based KiAN Concert Sound Services, the flexible LEO system adapts to venues of all shapes and sizes, from theatres up to arenas in Montreal and Toronto.

“LEO has been dynamite for every show,” says Russ Giroux, FOH engineer and tour manager for Hedley. “I can get a clean, tight pop mix out of LEO in difficult arenas. Even when the roof level is different from one side to the other, or with very steep 200 levels, I still get solid, uniform coverage. It’s a super-versatile system that helps a lot in unconventional rooms.”

The typical configuration for the smaller venues is 12 LEO-M line array loudspeakers per side, which is increased to 15 per side for larger arenas. Available as needed are 24 MILO, 12 M’elodie, and two MICA line array loudspeakers for outfill, front-fill, and downfill applications, respectively. Twelve 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements and 12 700-HP subwoofers supply low-end reinforcement, while a Galileo® Callisto™ loudspeaker management system comprising one Galileo 616 AES and four Galileo Callisto 616 array processors supplies drive and alignment. Six MJF-212A stage monitors are used for stage foldback.

“I’ve been really impressed with the 1100-LFCs,” says Giroux. “They are super efficient, and with Galileo and the Compass® software, we’re able to steer them to avoid a power alley down the middle. Also, their power is incredible.”

Giroux appreciates the flat, linear response and pattern control of the LEO-M arrays as well. “We have a satellite B stage way in front of the arrays,” he notes. “We are able to tune the PA so the lead singer can work out in front of the speakers for 80 percent of the show, but we never worry about feedback.”

KiAN has supplied two 96-input Avid VENUE Profile consoles for FOH and monitors, while the band uses Sennheiser 2000 Series wireless microphones along with Sennheiser G3 IEM and instrument systems.

“I admit that I decided to take out this rig having never heard LEO before, so I was taking a chance,” says Giroux. “But I ‘ve worked with KiAN for years, and I was told great things about LEO by people I respect. They were right.”

One of Canada’s most popular touring acts, Juno Award-winning Hedley has released four consecutive multi-platinum albums. Its 36-city “Wild Live” tour kicked off in Prince George, BC, turned around in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and finishes in Abbotsford, BC.

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Arup and McCune Reinforce Vancouver TED2014 Conference with Meyer Sound M’elodie

For its 30th anniversary, the TED conference moved from its long-time Long Beach location to a custom-built, 1,200-seat theatre at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Canada. Luminaries participating at the five-day event included Sting, Bill and Melinda Gates, and Tim Berners-Lee, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. As was the case in the former location, a Meyer Sound M’elodie® line array loudspeaker system was chosen to provide the audio clarity needed for an audience who came to be engaged and inspired.

“The M’elodies have treated me well since we first started using them six years ago,” says Erik Sandberg, long-time FOH engineer for the event. “Their intelligibility is exceptional, which is critical because some TED presenters are soft-spoken, and not professional speakers. Also, the system is compact and visually discreet, which the client appreciates. And although it works beautifully with the spoken word program, it also translates very well with musical presentations.”

The move to Vancouver presented numerous logistical challenges for sound reinforcement. The arena-style theatre consisted of a thrust stage with a 200-degree audience wrap-around and a very steep seating rake. There also needed to be almost no bleed into the microphones, as the event would be broadcast and webcast.

“The TED conference is really three events at once,” explains Nick Malgieri, who headed event audio for San Francisco-based supplier McCune Audio/Video/Lighting. “It’s a live event for a very select audience, a live TV broadcast, and a taping session for post-production. These all have to be served without compromise, and because of the wide diversity of speakers and performers, the audio system has to handle everything. Fortunately, the clinically precise coverage patterns of the Meyer Sound speakers and the flexibility of Galileo® allowed us to zone the system for perfect results.”

Sandberg and Malgieri, as well as Kurt Graffy of Arup Acoustic Consulting collaborated on system design. Four arrays of nine M’elodie loudspeakers each covered the wide seating arc, with three 700-HP subwoofers flown in a steered directional array. Fill was provided by 10 UPM-2P and six UPA-1P loudspeakers and two UPJ-1P VariO™ loudspeakers. Two UPM-2P and two UPJ-1P loudspeakers were used for monitoring and foldback, and a Galileo loudspeaker management system consisting of two Galileo 616 processors supplied system drive and optimization. System deployment was supervised by Pete Bender, technical director of McCune.

“We had some challenges this year with the new venue and a last-minute change in hang points, but with the power of MAPP Online Pro® [acoustic prediction program], everything fell into place,” says Sandberg. “It was one of the best-sounding TED conferences I’ve done. We had a number of compliments from the audience, and Sting’s engineer—who was gracious enough to let me mix the set—was very happy with how it sounded. Also, everything went up quickly and we were out of there in record time.”

Founded in 1984, TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a global set of conferences governed by the non-profit Sapling Foundation. The annual conferences were inaugurated in Monterey, Calif. in 1990.

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Meyer Sound at InfoComm China 2014: LYON, CAL with AVB, Audio Education and More

At InfoComm China 2014 in Beijing, visit the Meyer Sound Booth CF5-02 to meet LYON™, the latest addition to the Meyer Sound LEO™ Family of linear sound reinforcement systems as heard at the highest-profile shows worldwide, including the Michael Buble tour, the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, and more. In addition, the InfoComm education programs will feature two sessions from Meyer Sound focusing on room acoustics and AVB audio video bridging networks.

Bringing the sonic performance of the LEO system to a more flexible and compact package, LYON is designed for applications where LEO’s extreme long throw is not required. Ideal applications for LYON include arena and large auditorium installations, as well as tours and festivals. LYON linear loudspeakers are available in two versions: the LYON-M main line array loudspeaker and the LYON-W wide-coverage line array loudspeaker. Complemented by the 1100-LFC low-frequency control element and the Galileo® Callisto™ loudspeaker management system, LYON-M can anchor a powerful system for installations, as well as tours and festivals. LYON-W can serve as down fill to augment a LYON system.

Also making its InfoComm China debut is the MJF-210, the lightest self-powered stage monitor in the Meyer Sound product line. Only 353 mm (13.9 inches) high and weighing just 30.4 kg (67 lbs), the MJF-210 reproduces vocals and instruments with extraordinary accuracy while offering all of the logistical benefits of self-powered systems.

A live technical demonstration will showcase the power of Audio Video Bridging (AVB) interoperability. It will feature a Meyer Sound steerable CAL™ column array loudspeaker and an AVnu-certified Extreme Networks Summit X440-8t switch routing audio signals on an AVB network. CAL loudspeakers are installed at the University of Hong Kong, the world-renowned Musikverein in Vienna, and the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha, Qatar.

Also shown on the booth will be a variety of externally powered 48 V products, including UP-4XP 48 V and UPJunior-XP 48 V VariO loudspeakers, and an HMS-5 cinema surround loudspeaker.

Jerry Placken, business development manager, global markets at Meyer Sound will lead two InfoComm University seminars. “Introduction to Room Acoustics” at 11:00 on Wednesday, April 9 will focus on the key acoustics concepts that are essential to audio system design and optimization in challenging environments. “Deploying Large-Scale AVB Networks” at 16:00 on Thursday, April 10 will cover the planning, deployment, and management of large-scale AVB Audio and Video networks.

InfoComm China
Booth CF5-02
China National Convention Center
April 9-11, 2014

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Refinement, redefined: Sennheiser expands studio microphone range with the MK 8

Las Vegas, April 7, 2014: At NAB Show, the world’s largest annual conference and expo for professionals who create, manage and distribute entertainment across all platforms, audio specialist Sennheiser [booth C3217] will unveil the MK 8 large-diaphragm, multi-pattern condenser studio microphone.

The new microphone features five selectable polar patterns (omni-directional, wide cardioid, cardioid, super-cardioid, figure-of-eight), a low cut/roll-off filter and selectable pad. “The MK 8 expands Sennheiser’s successful series of large-diaphragm condensers, and professional users will appreciate its versatility,” said Sebastian Schmitz, microphone product manager. “Its sound is direct and harmonious, characterized by a defined bass, beautifully rounded mids and an open treble. Overall, it has a very musical sound.”

Designed and manufactured in Germany, the MK 8 echoes the sleek design of the MK 4 studio microphone. Where the fixed cardioid MK 4 was designed for plug-and-play simplicity, the multi-pattern MK 8 offers additional control for the refined recording engineer. The new microphone features a one-inch, dual-diaphragm capsule, precisely spattered with 24-carat gold and elastically mounted to reduce structure-borne noise. In addition, a three-position filter allows the user to either eliminate low-frequency noise below 60 Hz (-18 dB/octave, low-cut position) or introduce a softer roll-off effect from 100 Hz down to compensate for the proximity effect in close miking (-6 dB/octave, roll-off position).

The MK 8 is also fitted with a switchable pad (off, -10 dB, -20 dB). A -10 dB reduction in the capsule protects against excessively loud audio sources, while an additional -10 dB reduction in the microphone electronics avoids overloads in connected mic pre-amps and subsequent recording equipment.

The five switchable pick-up patterns exhibit relatively constant characteristics, especially in the low end. This ensures better, more defined sound, as the selected pattern is maintained over frequency. For example, the super-cardioid pattern will not “blur” but remain precise, providing the same high attenuation of lateral sound sources regardless of frequency.

Encased in a sturdy metal housing, the MK 8 has relatively low sensitivity to humidity as the impedance conversion is done within the capsule. It is packaged with a microphone clip and a protective pouch, and optional accessories include an elastic suspension, a foam windshield, a pop filter and a hard case. The new MK 8 microphone will be available in late summer.

Technical data of the MK 8:

Transducer principle externally polarised condenser microphone
Diaphragm diameter 1” (25.4 mm)
Pick-up patterns omni-directional, wide cardioid, cardioid,
super-cardioid, figure-of-eight
Frequency response 20 to 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity 17.4 mV/Pa (–35 dBV)
Maximum sound pressure level 140 dB (pad: 0 dB)
Equivalent noise level 10 dBA, 16 dB CCIR
Dynamic range 130 dB
Nominal impedance 50 ohms
Min. terminating impedance 1 kohm
Power supply 48 V phantom power (P48)
Low-cut/roll-off filter, switchable roll-off: -6 dB/oct. from 100 Hz
low-cut: -18 dB/oct. from 60 Hz
Switchable pad 0 db, -10 dB, -20 dB
Current consumption 4.1 mA
Diameter approx. 57 mm
Length approx. 160 mm
Weight approx. 485 g
Operating temperature 0° to +40°C
Storage temperature -10° to +60°C

Optional accessories:

MKW 4 Windshield
MZP 40 Pop filter
MKS 40 Elastic suspension
MKC 4 Hard case

About Sennheiser:

Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headsets and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Conn. Sennheiser’s pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

You can find all the latest information on Sennheiser by visiting our website at http://www.sennheiserusa.com.

Captions:
1) The MK 8 recording microphone
2) The MK 8 offers the recording engineer a full set of control options

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Front Porch Digital Brings LYNX Cloud-Based Digital Media Service to Canada

Leader in Content Storage Management Solutions Offers First Object-Based, Big-Data Private Cloud Storage Service Based in Canada

LAFAYETTE, Colo. — April 5, 2014 — Front Porch Digital, the global leader in cloud-based content storage management (CSM) solutions, today announced it has expanded its LYNX(SM) cloud-based CSM platform into Canada with the launch of a new private LYNX superhub located in Ontario. The superhub has multiple backbone connections to all of the country’s major production centers including Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver.

LYNX is designed from the ground up as a scalable, secure, high-performance private cloud-based storage service for media organizations but is also flexible enough to address enterprise, government, medical imaging, oil and gas, and many other sectors.

“Ours is the first object-centric, big-data storage service to launch in Canada, and it has broad appeal beyond media and entertainment. The importance of serving the Canadian market and its specific requirements cannot be understated,” said Brian Campanotti, chief technology officer at Front Porch Digital. “We have had a very long and successful presence in Canada, with more than 25 of our DIVArchive CSM systems currently storing and protecting close to 30 PB of content, and installations at every major media organization. In addition to serving the special requirements of the Canadian market, this new LYNX superhub is attractive to our U.S. and Mexico customers looking to add geopolitical diversity to their SLA offerings. LYNX has been very successful in other regions including the U.S. and EU, and we are excited to extend the reach of our cloud services into Canada.”

The LYNX platform is the first enterprise-level CSM-as-a-Service offering to embrace and fully leverage the cloud. It is tuned for large file-based collections and leverages AXF as an open standard for object-based transport, storage, protection, and preservation. LYNX is available as a private cloud-only service or as a hybrid of on-premise and cloud-based storage and integration solutions.

With the ability to scale from 50 TB of storage to multiple petabytes with near-immediate and protected access to all assets, LYNX services are available at a fraction of the cost of competing solutions and offer more robust service level agreements (SLAs). Base-level SLAs for LYNX include redundant copies of all data transferred to the Front Porch Digital private data center; encrypted and UDP-accelerated WAN/private connectivity; automatic proxy generation for all media content; and a Web-based, secure, SaaS-based media asset management interface for content browsing, searching, and access. LYNX also provides all of the features, functionality, and deep device integration offered by Front Porch Digital’s market-leading DIVArchive(R) on-premises CSM solution.

More information about Front Porch Digital is available at fpdigital.com.

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About Front Porch Digital
Front Porch Digital is the global leader in solutions for migrating, managing, and monetizing media content. Operating on site and in the cloud, the company’s purpose-built software employs the latest technologies to deliver truly flexible and scalable media workflows. Solutions delivered by Front Porch Digital appropriately manage large and complex media files and workflows while ensuring optimal performance and utmost security. More information is available at fpdigital.com.

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MuxLab Releases LongReach HD-SDI Extender Kit & LongReach HD-SDI to HDMI Extender Kit

New extenders for the broadcast market support 3G HD-SDI & transmit it over Cat5e/6

NAB SHOW 2014, LAS VEGAS, NV – MuxLab Inc. is excited to release its LongReach HD-SDI Extenders. Live demos of the MuxLab extenders can be seen at the NAB Show in Las Vegas at booth # SU11914.

The new extenders transmit HD-SDI signal over Cat5e/6 cable up to 500ft, adding an additional 170 feet to the current versions of the extenders.

The LongReach HD-SDI Extender Kit (model 500702) features LED diagnostics for sync, signal detect and supports transmission of up to 2.97/3.0 Gbps uncompressed, un-encrypted digital video within television facilities and between professional video equipment.

The LongReach HD-SDI to HDMI Extender Kit (model 500716) converts HD-SDI to HDMI and then transmits it up to 500 feet via Cat5e/6 cable at all resolutions in a point-to-point configuration.

Daniel Assaraf, MuxLab’s President, states “these new extenders are the latest additions to our existing range of broadcast products and increase MuxLab’s line of structured cabling solutions for the broadcast market”.

“The demand for long distance HD-SDI transmission was increasing so we designed these products to meet those demands” states Ivan Khanikian, MuxLab’s Technical Support Manager.

MuxLab HD-SDI extenders now range in distance from 330 ft / 100m up to 500 ft / 150m.

For more information on the LongReach HD-SDI Extender Kit

For more information on the LongReach HD-SDI to HDMI Extender Kit

About MuxLab

MuxLab Inc. is a leading designer of value-added connectivity hardware allowing CCTV and audio-video equipment to be connected via cost-effective copper twisted pair. For almost 30 years, the MuxLab brand has been synonymous with quality, performance and reliability. MuxLab is Your #1 Choice for CCTV and Audio-Video Connectivity Solutions. www.muxlab.com

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Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) Names Evan Hall Project Manager

ORLANDO, FL, APRIL 7, 2014 — Professional Wireless Systems (PWS), a Masque Sound Company and experts in supplying and supporting wireless systems for live and broadcast events, is pleased to announce that Evan Hall has been hired as project manager. Hall will oversee and coordinate frequencies for a variety of PWS events that require the expert frequency coordination and management needed in today’s congested RF landscape. He will be an integral part of the development of future plans focusing on all PWS’ business divisions: Live Events, Broadcast, Music Festivals, Design Services, Product Manufacturing and Business Development.

“Evan’s wealth of industry knowledge and experience in managing audio and wireless for large events will be a great asset to PWS,” says PWS General Manager Jim Van Winkle. “Evan will be called upon to make a positive impact on our business, as well as help grow and maintain PWS’ standing as an industry leader. We are pleased to welcome him to the team.”

Hall brings more than 20 years of industry experience to PWS, having most recently worked for Funa International, Inc., while holding the position of Principle Park-Wide Audio Designer for a newly constructed theme park, Chimelong’s Ocean Kingdom, located on Henquin Island, China. Prior to that, Hall spent nine years at LMG, Inc. as Audio Manager, Mixing Engineer and Touring Audio Crew Chief for various recording artists including Avril Lavigne, Rob Thomas, Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, One Republic and countless corporate events for Fortune 500 companies. Earlier in his career, Hall spent five years as an Audio Engineer and Designer with Walt Disney World Entertainment.

“I am excited to be joining the PWS team, and I look forward to working with the company on the upcoming line-up of high-profile summer events and design projects,” says Hall. “To play a role in PWS, a dynamic company immersed in such a diverse range of live events, design projects and product development, gives me the opportunity to continue working in an industry that I know and enjoy.”

About Masque Sound

Founded in 1936 by a trio of Broadway stagehands, Masque Sound evolved into one of NYC’s most successful theatrical sound reinforcement, installation and design companies specializing in theatrical, house of worship, sporting, corporate, TV broadcast and live concert events. Celebrating more than 75 years in the industry, the company is lead by Geoff Shearing, the firm’s 3rd generation owner, and Vice President and General Manager Stephanie Hansen. The company also operates Florida-based Professional Wireless Systems, a leader in the development and implementation of wireless technology. Credits range from major Broadway shows and tours including “Phantom of the Opera,” “MAMMA MIA!,” “Lion King,” “Jersey Boys,” “Memphis,” “The Book of Mormon,” “Newsies,” “Once” and “Kinky Boots” to yearly Super Bowl broadcasts and installations of varying sizes, including New York’s New Victory Theater and historic St. Bartholomew’s Church. Masque Sound’s 70,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters and main assembly facility is located at 21 East Union Ave., East Rutherford, NJ, 20 minutes from midtown Manhattan. For more information, call (201) 939-8666 or visit www.MasqueSound.com.

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Tekserve Makes Shared 4K Broadcast Production a Reality at NAB 2014


Tekserve to Demonstrate Complete Video Workflows Leveraging the Extreme Bandwidth of the NetApp E-Series and EF550 Storage Arrays

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 7, 2014 – Tekserve, a leading provider of technology solutions for creative professionals in a variety of markets, will demonstrate a complete video workflow solution at NetApp’s NAB booth (SL9510), featuring the new NetApp E-5500 series and EF550 all-flash array.

The joint demonstration will highlight 4K 60 frame-per-second (high frame rate) acquisition and playback. Region-of-interest control enables replay of an HD-sized frame from within the acquired 4K content. A joystick controls frame position, pan and tilt during slo-mo playback. The extreme performance and enterprise-grade reliability of the NetApp E-5500 series and EF550 all-flash array, when used with ATTO Technology Celerity 164E quad-channel PCIE 3.0 host bus adapter card running Multi-path Director software, makes shared 4K productions a reality.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the NetApp booth, sharing this technologically advanced broadcast solution with NAB attendees,” says, Matthew Cohen, Principal, Tekserve. “Not only does this concept demonstrate our ability to work with our broadcast customers for customized workflow consulting, but also demonstrates the benefits of working with multiple vendors to pool the right resources in order to define the most accurate workflow technology for a project.”
With density and modular flexibility for the widest range of data-intensive workloads, NetApp’s new E-Series controllers are plug and play with the existing line of modular chassis holding 12, 24, or 60 drives. These chassis can be configured with SAS, NL-SAS or SATA hard disk drives or SSDs. In addition, hybrid architectures can mix types in a single enclosure. NetApp’s EF550 all-flash array can independently scale compute and capacity up to 96TB at 450K IOPS with less than one millisecond latency.

“NetApp welcomes Tekserve at our NAB booth this year,” says Jason Danielson, Solutions Marketing Manager, Media and Entertainment Solutions at NetApp. “We are proud to showcase how our new E-5500 series and EF550 all-flash array offers the external storage solution necessary to fully complement the video workflows Tekserve is implementing for their customers. Attendees are welcome to join us for a glimpse of it in action.”
Designed to support the recording and distribution from 4K sources for ROI HD extraction using AJA’s TruZoomTM application and Corvid Ultra hardware with TruScaleTM card’s superior scaling technology for live-action sports broadcasts; a version of the complete Tekserve workflow solution was first used earlier this year during a major U.S. sports broadcast.

About Tekserve
Tekserve delivers a broad range of enterprise services, solutions and products to support the technology needs of businesses in fields ranging from finance and retail to media and entertainment. Employing best in class products from a wide range of technology manufacturers, Tekserve helps clients by identifying, engineering, deploying and supporting the best possible solutions for their technology challenges.

From its famous New York City retail location in Chelsea, Tekserve, stocks a wide variety of Apple products, accessories, storage solutions and display devices. Tekserve also provides system rentals, workshops and certified training, as well as the finest repair and support services. Since its inception in 1987, Tekserve has been dedicated to the service of its customers and the surrounding community. For more information, visit www.tekserve.com.

Harmonic Partners With Encoding.com on Cloud-Based Transcoding Service for Professional Video Applications

Powered by ProMedia Carbon and Operated by Encoding.com, New Service Offers Greater Flexibility for Broadcast-Quality Video Transcoding

SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 7, 2014 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, has teamed up with Encoding.com, the world’s largest video transcoding service, to offer a highly flexible, cloud-based transcoding service that provides superior video quality, robust format support, and the flexibility of a feature-rich web application. Available as either a pure cloud-based or integrated cloud-burst offering, the new service provides content creators, service providers, and media professionals with an unlimited cloud capacity for converting broadcast-quality video content into virtually any standard media format, including HEVC, utilizing a pay-per-use business model for optimizing costs.

“Through the virtualization of data centers and cloud-based transcoding, we’re able to provide service providers and media professionals with a flexible, scalable and, most importantly, affordable strategy for media processing and multiscreen delivery while offering amazing video quality,” said Yoav Derazon, director of product management for cloud services and transcoding, Harmonic. “With this Encoding.com service, Harmonic customers can simplify operations by using their existing presets and profiles either locally or in the cloud, as well as seamlessly divert workloads to local processing or the cloud as needed, thereby speeding up the transcoding process and controlling costs by allocating workloads dynamically.”

Harnessing the pure cloud-based service, users can achieve specialized professional media workflow capabilities (e.g., production, playout, DRM, etc.) without actually operating any equipment. By allowing users to rely on existing ProMedia(R) Carbon presets, without having to redefine the settings, the pure cloud-based solution operated by Encoding.com offers exceptional video quality.

Designed for existing Harmonic customers utilizing ProMedia Carbon with a WFS(TM) file-based workflow engine, the cloud-burst service enables users to affordably address fluctuating transcoding volume requirements by giving them access to an unlimited cloud capacity without requiring additional infrastructure equipment. Operation is seamless; users can simply divert workloads to a watch folder that is routed to the Encoding.com cloud. Armed with the ability to burst to the cloud, users can significantly reduce content turnaround time from source to target.

As the leader in cloud-based media processing, Encoding.com not only offers Harmonic ProMedia Carbon customers a dynamically scalable and affordable burst solution while maintaining existing profiles, but also enables a powerful suite of workflow features for DRM, caption conversion, video hosting, watermarking, and more.

“With this partnership, we are combining the best in on-premise encoding solutions with the best in cloud-based media processing,” said Jeff Malkin, president at Encoding.com. “ProMedia Carbon implemented within the Encoding.com platform empowers customers to generate best-in-breed quality videos while leveraging the elastic capacity of the cloud and the flexibility to maintain workflow requirements in the ever-changing broadcast and multiscreen video landscape.”

Further information about Harmonic and the company’s products is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

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About Encoding.com
Encoding.com is the world’s largest video encoding service, powering video transcoding for 3,000+ leading companies across media and entertainment, eLearning, retail, telecommunications, lifestyle, and advertising. Blending an affordable SaaS model with sophisticated integrations on public and private cloud computing platforms, Encoding.com enables publishers and developers to instantly scale without expensive infrastructure investments. Encoding.com supports all popular broadcast, IPTV, web, and mobile formats, accelerating processing for optimized delivery to every device. With more than 60 million successful encodes, Encoding.com is the only cloud media service to offer an SLA for performance, so its customers can focus on what they do best. Encoding.com is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. with offices in Aspen, Colo. and St. Petersburg, Russia. For the latest news from Encoding.com, follow them on Twitter @encodingdotcom.

About Harmonic
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) is the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure for emerging television and video services. The company’s production-ready innovation enables content and service providers to efficiently create, prepare, and deliver differentiated services for television and new media video platforms. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements related to the anticipated capabilities and benefits of Harmonic’s ProMedia(R) Carbon and WFS(TM) products. Our expectations and beliefs regarding these matters may not materialize and are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the possibility that the products do not meet some or all of their anticipated capabilities or provide some or all of their anticipated benefits, such as flexibility, scalability, affordability, simplification of operations, cost control, significant reduction in content turn-around time, and the delivery of amazing video quality.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, such as those more fully described in Harmonic’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec.31, 2013, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and its Current Reports on Form 8-K. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Harmonic as of the date hereof, and Harmonic disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

EDITOR’S NOTE – Product and company names used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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