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Press Releases For : November 11, 2014

QUANTUM’S NEW STORNEXT PRO FOUNDATION BRINGS HIGH-PERFORMANCE WORKFLOW STORAGE TO SMALLER WORKGROUPS

Latest StorNext Pro Solution Provides Low-Cost, Integrated Shared Storage with Full Xsan Client Compatibility

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Nov. 11, 2014 — Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) has extended its line of high-performance StorNext Pro(TM) Solutions with the introduction of StorNext Pro Foundation, a low-cost, integrated shared storage system designed specifically for smaller workgroups. Built on proven StorNext 5 collaboration and workflow software, StorNext Pro Foundation brings the capabilities of Quantum’s award-winning StorNext Pro Solutions to a new audience of media professionals in post and broadcast as well as those managing corporate and government video.

[Learn about the full family of StorNext Pro Solutions: www.stornext.com/solutions/stornextpro]

Complete, High-Performance Solution
* Ready to deploy within new or existing networks, StorNext Pro Foundation gives smaller production workgroups a high-performance, attractively priced solution for managing content from ingest to delivery to archive.
* The underlying StorNext 5 platform enables extreme versatility to ensure that, as customers’ workflows evolve, the solution will provide the power to meet their needs for content ingest from multiple sources, collaborative content creation, on-time delivery in any format and content preservation for future monetization.

Full Xsan Compatibility
* StorNext Pro Foundation provides full Xsan compatibility, enabling smaller workgroups — such as ad agencies, corporate video production departments and houses of worship that create significant amounts of video — to refresh or upgrade their Xsan storage environments.
* Current StorNext(R) users can also leverage StorNext Pro Foundation to add smaller workgroups for graphics, rendering and EFX.

Configurations and Support
* StorNext Pro Foundation comes in either 48TB or 96TB configurations, which respectively support five and seven simultaneous Xsan/Windows/Linux SAN clients, including two Windows/Linux SAN clients as core system components.
* Either configuration can support up to four file systems (volumes) comprising 100 million files.
* The 48TB configuration is upgradable to 96TB.
* Customers have the option of purchasing a StorNext AEL500 tape archive with either the 48TB or the 96TB configuration.
* StorNext Pro Foundation includes one year of Quantum support with 30-minute phone response.

Availability
StorNext Pro Foundation is immediately available through select resellers.

Supporting Quotes
Dave Van Hoy, President, Advanced Systems Group
“StorNext Pro Foundation is a great solution for smaller workgroups. It delivers the power of Quantum’s StorNext 5 software in a complete and Xsan-compatible system designed specifically for small workgroups, providing optimized performance, reliability and service.”

Alex Grossman, Vice President, Media and Entertainment, Quantum
“Like those in larger organizations, media professionals in smaller workgroups need a high-performance storage platform that enables them to create, share and fully leverage their content, but one that is tailored to them. That’s why we developed StorNext Pro Foundation — these workgroups can now benefit from the same award-winning technology used by top media companies worldwide to meet their operational and business needs.”

Additional Resources
* For more information on StorNext 5: www.stornext.com
* Read about managing corporate video more effectively: www.quantum.com/CorporateVideo

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About Quantum
Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out storage, archive and data protection. The company’s StorNext 5 platform powers modern high-performance workflows, enabling fluid, real-time collaboration and keeping content readily accessible for future use and re-monetization. More than 100,000 customers have trusted Quantum to address their most demanding content workflow needs, including top studios, major broadcasters and cutting-edge content creators. With Quantum, customers can Be Certain(TM) they have the end-to-end storage foundation they need to manage assets from ingest through finishing, and into delivery and long-term preservation. See how at www.stornext.com.

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“Safe Harbor” Statement: This press release contains “forward-looking” statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Specifically, but without limitation, statements relating to 1) benefits and value to customers from using StorNext Pro Solutions, including StorNext Pro Foundation and StorNext 5 software and 2) customer demand for and Quantum’s future revenue from such solutions, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Quantum on the date hereof. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Quantum’s actual results to differ materially from those implied by the forward-looking statements. More detailed information about these risk factors are set forth in Quantum’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled “Risk Factors,” in Quantum’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 7, 2014 and in Quantum’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 6, 2014, especially those risks listed in this section under the headings “Our operating results depend on a limited number of products and on new product introductions, which may not be successful, in which case our business, financial condition and operating results may be materially and adversely affected.” Quantum expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

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Planar Systems Welcomes Four New Sales Managers in United States

Following positive earnings and increased revenue, Planar Systems announces the addition of four new members to their growing US sales force. Planar welcomes new sale managers Gabe Carruana based out of southern California, Nick Frush for the US Midwest, Ken Snare in the east-central region and Terry Goldstein in Texas.

Gabe CarruanaGabe Carruana Planar Systems Sales Manager for Southern California

Gabe Carruana joins the Planar Sales team and is based out of Redondo Beach, California. Carruana will manage Planar sales efforts in southern California, and has nearly 15 years of experience in the proAV industry with a focus on selling high-end audio-visual technologies. He is highly experienced in custom enterprise solutions ranging from Corporate to Education to Government. Carruana comes to Planar from Christie Digital Systems, where he was a Territory Sales Manager and fulfilled a key role driving revenue, sustaining an annual revenue stream and maintaining complete accountability for San Diego and Hawaii.

 

Nick FrushNick Frush, Planar Systems Sales Manager for the Midwest

Nick Frush is based out of Oklahoma, and will manage Planar’s sales efforts in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the proAV industry with a strong systems sales background. Frush comes to Planar from TV One, where he was the Midwest Regional Sales Manager. Prior to that, he was the Central Regional Sales Manager for Magenta Research and a Sales Engineer for AVI-SPL.  He has a proven track record for generating new business in both manufacturing and systems integration.

 

Ken SnareKen Snare, Planar Systems Sales Manager for the East Central

Ken Snare is the news east central sales manage and is based out of Columbus, Ohio. Snare will manage Planar’s sales efforts in Ohio, western Pennsylvania, Kentucky and West Virginia. Snare comes to Planar with a long career in the audiovisual industry with both commercial and residential product experience totaling 25+ years. Most recently, he was a Sales Account Manager for a commercial systems integrator where he successfully sold Clarity™ Matrix Video Walls. Snare also has several years of experience working in AV distribution in the Middle Atlantic region and has over 18 years of experience in the residential consumer electronics systems integration field.

 

Terry GoldsteinTerry Goldstein, Planar Systems Sales Manager for Texas

Terry Goldstein is Planar’s new sales manager for Texas, based out of Houston. Goldstein comes to Planar from Christie Digital, where he was a Territory Sales Manager. Prior to that, he was a Sales Manager for Sharp Electronics for 11 years in the PRO AV division responsible for professional LCD display products.  He has over 16 years of experience in the proAV industry and prior to that, worked in the consumer electronics industry for two large consumer electronics manufacturers.

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OneRepublic FOH Engineer Solves Live Recording Challenge With Sonnet Fusion F3 RAID Storage System

System’s High Capacity and Its Rugged and Vibration-Proof Design Enable Recording of 112 Tracks at 96kHz for Future Re-use and Virtual Sound Checks

IRVINE, Calif. — Nov. 11, 2014 – Sonnet Technologies today announced that its rugged and portable Fusion(TM) F3 two-drive RAID storage system is enabling a live recording workflow for OneRepublic’s current “Native” tour. With the ability to store up to 6TB of content on dual shock-isolated hard drives, the Fusion F3 reliably captures more than 100 tracks of audio from the band’s nightly performances, recorded at 96kHz resolution.

OneRepublic is beginning the third European leg of its “Native” tour, which began almost two years ago and so far has visited close to 200 venues in Europe and North America. Like any high-profile touring musical act, OneRepublic needs the ability to make a high-fidelity recording of each performance — both to create an archive for future recordings and live releases, and to enable the band to perform virtual sound checks. However, the OneRepublic sound crew was challenged to find a high-capacity storage solution that could stand up to the rigors of touring, as well as the extensive vibration created by OneRepublic’s characteristic low-end-heavy sound.

“Until we discovered the Fusion F3, we had tried several other external storage solutions. As soon as the bass sounds began to crank up, other units would just freeze. It was very frustrating to produce a great show and not be able to record it because the hard drive couldn’t keep up,” said Zito, the renowned front-of-house (FOH) engineer for OneRepublic and owner/operator of Zito Production Services. “Whether it’s rack-mounted or simply sitting on top of a hollow touring case, which can amplify the vibration, Sonnet Technologies’ Fusion F3 is able to handle the very large track count at 96k and the extreme bass energy without missing a beat. The Fusion F3 is an invaluable asset to our operation.”

To produce each OneRepublic performance, Zito uses the state-of-the-art DiGiCo SD7 audio mixing consoles, which together provide the necessary inputs and outputs to support the required 112 channels at 96k. For live recording, two DiGiGrid MGB MADI interfaces convert the MADI output to a network signal for input to a MacBook Pro(R) running Cubase recording software. A Thunderbolt(TM) chassis receives the recorded output via a Thunderbolt connection from the computer and converts it through a Thunderbolt-to-eSATA adapter, which in turn connects to one of the four interface options on the Fusion F3. Configured in RAID 0 mode, the storage system is able to sustain transfer rates of up to 200 MB/s, and its 6TB of memory means that Zito is able to record two to three nights of performances before having to transfer the content to secondary drives.

Each of the Fusion F3′s drives is mounted on its own multi-axis shock/vibration isolation sled to virtually eliminate vibration-related problems such as missed seek operations and cross-coupled vibration. Coupled with the system’s rugged aluminum and steel outer case construction, this configuration protects the drives and ensures reliable operation.

For a virtual sound check, the DiGiGrid MGB console receives recorded content back from the Fusion F3 via MADI. A relatively new concept, the virtual sound check is a powerful capability for large touring productions that change venues almost daily. By playing back the recording of the previous night’s performance, Zito can work with the band to fine-tune the mixing console settings for the next show and produce the ideal sound for each venue. The approach saves time and increases accuracy because the performance recording is the best source material available short of the actual performance.

“Virtual sound checks were unfathomable 10 years ago, but they are becoming more and more in demand by artists as a way to make sure that FOH is translating the performance correctly to the audience,” Zito said. “Of course, it’s imperative to have a reliable recording system to accomplish this; we would not be able to do it without the Fusion F3.”

“As FOH engineer for one of the top touring bands in the music industry, Zito is also one of the most dedicated. His commitment to ensuring that OneRepublic’s music is presented to the audience as the band intends it, by using only best-of-breed tools, is evident in the quality of each show,” said Greg LaPorte, vice president of sales and marketing at Sonnet Technologies. “The OneRepublic tour is exactly the type of application for which we designed the Fusion F3, and we are glad the system meets the band’s requirements for durability, reliability, recording capacity, and quality.”

More information on Sonnet and its products is available at www.sonnettech.com.

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About Sonnet Technologies
Sonnet Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of Thunderbolt(TM) 2-to-PCIe(R) card expansion systems, pro media readers, RAID storage systems, and storage, network, and other interface cards for pro users in the audio, video, and broadcast industries. Sonnet’s Thunderbolt expansion products enable the use of pro audio I/O and DSP cards, pro video capture and transcoding cards, network and storage interface cards, and other high-performance PCIe cards with Thunderbolt technology-enabled computers. For nearly 30 years Sonnet has pioneered and brought to market innovative and award-winning products that enhance the performance and connectivity of Mac(R), Windows(R), and other industry-standard computers. More information is available at www.sonnettech.com.

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Forbidden Inks Reseller Deal With Germany’s dve cross media

LONDON — Nov. 11, 2014 — Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT), the AIM-quoted owner and developer of the market-leading cloud video platform Forscene, today announced an agreement with Munich-based media-technology reseller dve cross media. Under the agreement, dve will resell the Forscene service to broadcasters, production and post-production studios, and others in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.

“The people behind dve have a long and respected history of selling media solutions not only to the broadcast industry, but to other industries as well, such as education, research, and automotive,” said Greg Hirst, business development director at Forbidden Technologies plc. “This deal gives us an opportunity to gain a broader reach into all markets in the region while working with an expert in the world of media-production software.”

One of the largest resellers of Avid software in Germany, dve also represents hardware and software brands such as Apple, Blackmagic, Facilis Technology, Quantel, and Snell. Clients include ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion, RTL2, Terra Mater Factual Studios/Red Bull Media House PLAZAMEDIA, and ARRI. Besides selling hardware and software, dve offers consulting, project planning, system integration, implementation, support, services, and training.

“It’s easy to see that the markets of the future will be cloud-based, not hardware-based, so we want to make sure we provide that type of solution for our clients,” said Michael Stein, managing director of dve. “Forscene has great potential with many of our clients, especially those who require remote workflows and collaboration between the shoot location and the post house.”

More information about Forscene can be found at www.forscene.co.uk. More information about Forbidden Technologies can be found at www.forbidden.co.uk.

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About Forbidden Technologies plc
Forbidden delivers high-performance cloud video services for media makers and broadcasters. Its flagship product, Forscene, is the world’s most advanced cloud-based video post-production platform, powering entirely new workflows from creation to delivery. Quoted on the London Stock Exchange, Forbidden partners with high-profile media and technology companies to complement its cloud infrastructure and provide greater value and efficiency to its clients.

More information about Forbidden can be found at www.forbidden.co.uk. More information about Forscene can be found at www.forscene.co.uk.

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TNDV Simplifies Fiber Transport With MultiDyne(R) SMPTE-HUT Universal Camera Transceiver

By Dramatically Extending HD Camera Transmission Distances, MultiDyne’s SMPTE-HUT Brings Increased Flexibility, Ease of Use, and Time Savings to TNDV’s Mobile Sports and Entertainment Productions (more…)

Illumination Entertainment Uses Adder Technology to Address Increases in Production

Booming Animation Company Deploys AdderLink Infinity – IP based KVM 

New York, November 11, 2014:Adder Technology, the industry leader in high performance keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) products, today announced that Illumination Entertainment has deployed the AdderLink Infinity to help address their increase in production due in part to the enormous success of the Despicable Me franchise.

Illumination Entertainment needed to rapidly expand its production capacity, which created the need for shared resources at the company. Additional edit bays came online, and there was a greater need for editors to be able to quickly swap in and out of the review suite for dailies. After researching the KVM options available on the market to address their problem, Illumination Entertainment looked to Adder to address their connectivity challenges.

“Using the AdderLink Infinity products, our editors are now able to setup for dailies or a review session on their Avid systems in their edit bay and then bring up that system in the review suite without interrupting any other sessions,” said Joe Stevano, Illumination Entertainment, IT director. “Adding Adder’s digital KVM switching solution to our editorial infrastructure has given us increased flexibility in working on multiple productions.”

“The post production environment has always been an ideal environment for the deployment of our IP-based high performance KVM solutions,” said Tim Conway, vice president, Adder Corp. “We are pleased to have worked with the Illumination Entertainment team and succeeded in addressing their workflow challenges.   The AdderLink Infinity solution also positions the company for future scalability and upgradability in production capacity.”

 

About Adder Technology

Adder Technology is a leading developer and thought leader in connectivity solutions. Adder’s media networks, extenders and keyboard, video and mouse switch solutions enable the control and distribution of IT systems around the world. The company distributes its products in more than 60 countries through a network of distributors, resellers and OEMs. Adder has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, China and Singapore.

Adder’s user base includes markets such as Retail, Financial, Industrial, Medical, Broadcast, Air Traffic Control, Digital Signage, Military and Server Management. Adder manufactures products under its own brand as well as for a number of OEM customers and its products are marketed and supported by a global network of resellers and distributors. For more information please visit www.adder.com.

 

About Illumination Entertainment

Illumination Entertainment, founded by Chris Meledandri in 2007, is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of all-audience event films.  In July 2010, Illumination, which has an exclusive financing and distribution partnership with Universal Pictures, released its first film, Despicable Me, starring Steve Carell, which earned more than $540 million worldwide and launched a beloved global franchise.  With the success of 2011’s Hop, 2012’s Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax and 2013’s juggernaut Despicable Me 2— the highest-grossing first-run film in Universal’s history and the year’s third-highest-grossing film at the worldwide box office—Illumination’s films have made almost $2 billion.  Universal’s and Illumination’s next film, Minions, a spin-off of the phenomenally successful Despicable Me series—starring Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm—arrives in theaters on July 10, 2015.  In 2011, Universal Pictures acquired the animation division of French visual effects studio Mac Guff Ligne and formed Illumination Mac Guff to work exclusively on Illumination Entertainment’s fully CG movies.  Fans may also experience Minion Mayhem in 3D with the Ultra-HD movie motion simulator adventure at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood.  For more information, please go to: www.illuminationentertainment.com.

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Engineer Eric Masip Adds HARMAN Soundcraft Vi1 To His Mobile Inventory

Scraft_EricMasipLLEIDA, Spain – Providing audio services for concerts, theater events and conferences, freelance engineer Eric Masip recently acquired a HARMAN Soundcraft Vi1 digital console to streamline his services into a compact but powerful mixing package. While supporting several live production companies, Masip uses his Vi1 for multiple situations, including monitors mixing, FOH mixing and live recording. The console was sold to Masip by Vtecnics En Ruta, through EARPRO, Soundcraft’s distributor in Spain and Portugal.

With a versatile audio background, Masip wanted a new digital console that would complement his jack-of-all-trades work ethic. To that end, he relied on his previous experience with Soundcraft Vi Series consoles. With the Vi1, he gained the flexibility of a compact console, and the power of MADI protocols to distribute audio signals to other interfaces.

“Since I have previously worked with the Soundcraft Vi6, I am convinced that the Soundcraft brand is better for me than all of the others that I have tried,” said Masip. “A freelance engineer like myself needs something portable enough to carry to shows, but also something powerful enough to provide quality services. Ultimately, I was impressed by the compact dimensions, clean interface, good sound and elegant design of the Vi1.”

With BSS EQ’s, Lexicon effects and Soundcraft FaderGlowTM illumination, the Vi1 console offers comprehensive mixing capabilities despite it being the smallest product in the Vi Series. Many engineers recognize a Soundcraft console by its intuitive layout and design, but the improved workflow is especially important for those that wear as many hats as Masip.

“The sound is really brilliant and clear, and it performs great with many of the top bands, but it’s the workflow that is truly amazing, offering me a lot of possibilities during a show.” said Masip. “The combination of the touchscreen and the vertical organization gives the console an analog-like feel, allowing me to operate very quickly, and the FaderGlow function is an excellent addition.”

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.

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R.L. Drake and Blonder Tongue GOVERNMENT VIDEO EXPO 2014 EXHIBITOR PREVIEW — Booth 329

At the Government Video Expo 2014, R.L. Drake and Blonder Tongue will bring a comprehensive portfolio of transcoding and encoding solutions designed to increase efficiency and reliability for broadcasters and pro AV professionals. (more…)

HARMAN’s Martin Professional MAC Quantum, VC-strips and Tripix Entertain The Audience Alongside Robbie Williams

Swings Both Ways Tour 2014.2 Credit Ralph Larmann (c) Farrell Music Ltd.jpg copyNEW YORK, New York — It’s all about glitz and glam in Robbie Williams’, Swings Both Ways Tour, which started in May and ends this September. The stage design is theatrical in every possible way. The lighting design, by Mark Cunniffe, is the perfect accompaniment to an inspired stage design and features a substantial rig by HARMAN’s Martin Professional, which is also the first major outing for lighting supplier NEG EARTH’s new stock of MAC Quantum Wash.

Martin Professional spoke to Lighting Designer, Mark Cunniffe, NEG EARTH MD, Dave Ridgway and Project Manager Caroline Beverley to hear about the lighting design process and their experiences working with MAC Quantum for this major production.

Cunniffe worked closely with Set Designer, Ric Lipson from Stufish. Based on Lipson’s initial stage design concept, Cunniffe designed the lighting. He also provided suggestions for additional stage elements, such as the chandeliers “floating” above the stage, which became a major feature of the show and have received a lot of attention.

Cunniffe started plying his trade over 20 years ago and has witnessed many advances in lighting fixture design. The rise in LED products requiring less power has allowed him to continue to develop his art in an increasingly eco-friendly way. “I find that Martin’s new MAC Quantum Wash provides me with a very good theatrical unit,” said Cunniffe. “I was lucky enough to get a glimpse of it last year and was totally blown away by its brightness and its color quality.”

Initially Cunniffe thought that he would need Quantums both on the top and bottom of the 90 x 55 ft Austrian drape, but soon realised that the Quantum was sufficiently bright and its beam sufficiently even to light up the whole drape from top to bottom. Another pleasant surprise was how straightforward it was to match the color of the MAC Auras to the new Quantums for the stage elements. Cunniffe recalled:

“We thought there would definitely be a discrepancy because of the age difference in the fixtures,” said Cunniffe. “We use a pallet of around 30 colors – very few pastels and a lot saturated and secondary colors. It didn’t take much programming and the color match between all of the units was excellent.”

“The original idea was to use MAC Auras to light the Austrian drape,” said Ridgway. “They would have done a good job, but we would have needed more of them. The Quantum is a different sort of light; its wider and more powerful, and it looks great.”

MAC Quantums were also used as audience lighting, mounted as a separate rig. According to Cunniffe, five years ago, no one would have used an LED product as an audience wash light on a show, but the Quantum is perfect for it. “The tungsten values you can get now from an LED fixture are very good,” Cunniffe said. “The Quantums allowed me to do achieve all I wanted to achieve, which is a real testament to it.”

The Tripix range was also deployed in great numbers on the tour. Although essentially an outdoor architectural fixture, it did extremely well on the semi-circular walkway. Initially, Cunniffe wanted to use them solely to get some soft light shining up on Robbie when he took to this part of the stage. “It worked so well that it turned into a stand-alone scenic element of the show, which is also why we saved it for the second act,” he said. “It wasn’t just functional; it was absolutely faultless in an entertainment environment.”

The design process concluded with a three week rehearsal period to test and adjust the stage and lighting design. “Rehearsals can be the most tricky period and the units aren’t necessarily designed to be on for 100 hours straight, but the Quantums performed as well as we could have hoped and overall we are very happy with the quality,” Beverly said.

“The lights came out of the box, they were rigged and they worked,” Cunniffe said. “Everyone involved have done a fantastic job. We also appreciate the help from the guys at Martin UK.”

“We don’t often get a chance to come in at an early stage in the production process and help things develop,” said Michael Walker, Sales Director for Martin Professional in the UK. “Although we’ve only played a small part in this incredible production, it’s great to work with such talented people, to experience the challenges and technical demands and to see what happens on the basis of a creative brief. The knowledge we gain from being part of such an epic-scale production, helps us develop new products based on real demands.”

The Swings Both Ways Tour ended September 28th with a final show in Sydney.

Martin Equipment:
MAC Quantum Wash, 62 pcs.
MAC Viper AirFX, 64 pcs.
MAC Viper Profile, 30 pcs.
MAC Viper Performance, 12 pcs.
MAC Aura, 52 pcs.
Tripix range, 300 pcs.

For more information, please visit: http://martin.com/en-US/View-Case?itemId=CaseStory:14196

Photo Credit: Ralph Larman © Farrell Music Ltd. and Ric Lipson © Farrell Music Ltd.

As a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors, Martin lighting and video systems are renowned the world over. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and media servers, as well as a complete line of smoke machines as a complement to intelligent lighting. Martin operates the industry’s most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries. Founded in 1987 and based in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin is the lighting division of global infotainment and audio company HARMAN International Industries. For more information please visit: http://www.martin.com.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.

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Linear to Offer Exclusive Preview of Z-Wave Enabled Light Bulb and Other Home Control Products at CES Unveiled

The largest manufacturer of Z-Wave enabled products will highlight its growing suite of home control solutions and offer a sneak peek of the Z-Wave Dimmable LED Light Bulb, available in early 2015.

New York, NY – November 11, 2014 – Linear LLC, a Nortek company (NASDAQ: NTK) and a leader in the security and home control markets, will show a preview of its newest Z-Wave product, the Z-Wave Dimmable LED Light Bulb at CES Unveiled New York. The instant-on, screw-in bulb provides soft-white illumination equivalent to a 60-watt incandescent bulb and provides one of the simplest and most affordable intelligent lighting solutions available, from the world’s largest manufacturer of Z-Wave products – according to the Z-Wave Alliance.

The new smart bulb is remotely controllable from any Z-Wave hub or controller, consumes only nine watts of energy, and has an estimated lifespan of 25,000 hours. The soft white LED light bulb is dimmable to 100 levels and offers a practical lighting solution for DIY and professional installers who want to bring intelligent lighting anywhere a light socket exists. Just like with other Z-Wave lighting solutions, Linear LED smart bulb users can program lifestyle scenes and trigger the bulb on or off when other events or associated devices are activated. This new product also acts as a repeater to strengthen the Z-Wave mesh network.

“Our Z-Wave Dimmable LED Bulb clears a major roadblock for lighting control adoption, the need to install high voltage switches,” said Linear senior vice president of product and market development, Duane Paulson. “The smart bulb is the easiest Z-Wave lighting control solution to install, operate and manage, it has the smoothest dimming feature on the market today, and it offers practical applications in nearly every room in a home.”

In addition to the smart bulb, Linear manufactures a wide array of other Z-Wave enabled home control products, including: three-way and regular light switches, thermostats, doorbells, key fobs, door/window contacts, dimmer modules and wall outlets; all of which will be on display at CES Unveiled. Linear will also showcase its UL-certified Z-Wave Garage Door Operator Remote Controller, which has been widely adopted through popular platforms such as Lowe’s Iris, Nexia, Staples Connect and more.

Paulson continued, “With our full line of security, access control and lighting solutions, customers can now build a fully-integrated home control system using Linear products.”

Linear’s 2GIG home control platform serves the needs of more homeowners than any other installed home control platform in the world. Linear and their parent Nortek have global reach, which includes distribution and market share in every continent across a range of channels, supported by smart-tech development and manufacturing centers across Asia, North America and Europe. Linear will continue to develop innovation in integrated systems and IoT connected products, state-of-the-art product ID design and high volume manufacturing.

For more information about Linear LLC, please visit www.linearcorp.com or call 1-800-421-1587.

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About Linear LLC

Linear LLC is a leading manufacturer and OEM supplier of intelligent access control, security, personal wellness and home automation products. Leveraging extensive design and engineering capabilities and more than 50 years of innovation, Linear supplies its technology to leading distributors, retailers, service providers and manufacturers dedicated to addressing the lifestyle and business needs of millions of customers every day.

Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Linear is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTK) a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit www.nortek.com for more information.

Copyright© 2014 Linear LLC. All rights reserved. Linear and the Linear logo are registered trademarks of Linear LLC in the United States and/or other countries. Other names or brands may be claimed as the property of others

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