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Press Releases For : November 7, 2014

The Music Producers Guild Announces Its 2015 Awards Shortlist

Jake Gosling, Paul Epworth, Pharrell Williams and T-Bone Burnett are just some of the hugely influential producers who have made it onto the short list for the 2015 Music Producers Guild Awards.

The list, which was announced today, highlights many of the year’s major recording projects with artists such as Paolo Nutini, Ed Sheeran, George Ezra, Royal Blood and Lana del Rey delivering nominations for their respective producers, engineers and remixers.

Steve Levine, chairman of the Music Producers Guild, says: “Once again we had a fantastic response to our request for nominations, with many new names featured in just about every awards category. MPG Full members have now cast their votes to create our shortlist for 2015 and the Award winners will be decided by a panel of judges who will meet before the end of this year.”

The Music Producers Guild Awards recognises the enormous contribution made by recording professionals to the success of the UK’s music industry. The winner of the Music Producers Guild’s Producer of the Year Award also receives a BRIT Award for Best Producer, and both awards will be presented at the Awards ceremony, which takes place at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in Vauxhall, London, on Thursday February 12th. 2015.
The shortlists for each category (in no particular order) are as follows:
• UK Producer of the Year, sponsored by The BRITS 2015:
Paul Epworth
Flood
Alison Goldfrapp & Will Gregory
Jake Gosling

• Recording Engineer of the Year, sponsored by RØDE:
Neil Comber
Cameron Craig
Mark Rankin

• Mix Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Solid State Logic:
Andy Bradfield
Guy Massey
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent

• Mastering Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Apollo & Transco Blanx:
Matt Colton
Mandy Parnell
Tim Young

• UK Album of the Year:
Ed Sheeran – X
Goldfrapp – Tales of Us
London Grammar – If You Wait

• UK Single Song Release of the Year, sponsored by Shure:
Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?
Royal Blood – Come On Over
Sam Smith – Stay With Me

• Re-mixer of the Year:
Chvrches
Jon Hopkins
James Rutledge

• Breakthrough Producer of the Year:
Cameron Blackwood
Tom Dalgety
Jungle

• Breakthrough Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Alchemea:
Olga FitzRoy
Robbie Nelson
Alexis Smith

• International Producer of the Year, sponsored by Lewitt Audio & JHS:
Dan Auerbach
T-Bone Burnett
Pharrell Williams

• Studio of the Year, sponsored by KMR Audio:
Abbey Road Studios
AIR Studios
RAK Studios

• The A&R Award:
Chris Briggs
Phil Christie
Korda Marshall

The winner of the Outstanding Contribution to UK Music Award, sponsored by PPL, will be announced in December, while the recipients of the MPG Innovation Award and the MPG Inspiration Award will be announced at the Awards ceremony in February, 2015.
Tickets for the MPG Awards 2015 are now available to order through the website. For full details please visit http://www.mpg.org.uk/mpg-awards/tickets/.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for the MPG Awards 2015 and any company that would like to be part of this exciting event should contact Joe Edwards. Telephone: +44 (0) 7701 030 513. Email: joe@ilikethesoundofthat.com

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About Music Producers Guild:
The Music Producers Guild is an independent and democratic organisation that encourages the highest standards of music production, and actively engages with other music industry organisations to campaign and lobby on matters of important mutual interest.

The MPG represents and promotes the interests of all those involved in the production of recorded music, including producers, engineers, mixers, re-mixers, programmers and mastering engineers.

Press Releases For : November 6, 2014

RTI Releases eGauge Two-Way Driver for Powerful, Real-Time Energy Monitoring

Two-Way Driver Enables Seamless Integration Between RTI Systems and eGauge 3 Series and eGauge2 Products

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Nov. 5, 2014 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) has introduced a new two-way driver for eGauge Systems products. Developed by RTI, the driver allows installers to integrate the eGauge 3 Series and eGauge2 electric energy meters into an RTI control system, giving customers convenient, real-time measurements of a building’s electrical consumption. (more…)

Revolabs Shipping Award-Winning FLX UC 500 Conference Phone

The UC Device That Puts the Speaker in Speakerphone Now Available Worldwide

SUDBURY, Mass. — Nov. 5, 2014 — Revolabs(R) today announced that the company is shipping its FLX UC 500 USB conference phone, the award-winning solution that brings high-fidelity sound to everyday computer-based unified communications. Featuring dual speaker elements, four microphones, and integrated echo cancellation, the sleekly designed device sets a new audio standard for unified communication applications in settings such as desktop workspaces and conference rooms. (more…)

X2O Media at CEW 2014 (Customer Engagement World)

Company Quote:
“At CEW 2014, the latest version of our X2O platform will be on display for the first time in North America. X2O platform 5.5 makes it easier than ever for businesses to provide rich and engaging customer experiences through dynamic visual communications. We will also highlight the X2O Remote Video Expert application, which enables video conferencing directly from the display screen among other interactive features, as well as the X2O Social Media Wall to demonstrate the powerful visual impact of social media.” — David Wilkins, President of X2O Media (more…)

QUANTUM SCALE-OUT STORAGE REVENUE GROWS 50 PERCENT IN FIRST HALF OF FISCAL YEAR

Customers Increasingly Turn to Company for Expertise in Workflow-Intelligent Storage Essential to Enabling New Business Opportunities and Meeting Mission Demands

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Nov. 6, 2014 – Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that revenue from its scale-out storage products and related services grew 50 percent in the first half of the company’s fiscal year (April 1-Sept. 30, 2014), compared to the same period last year. Based on September quarter sales, the annual run rate for Quantum’s scale-out storage revenue was more than $100 million, up nearly 60 percent from a year earlier. Driving this growth is demand for the company’s StorNext 5 high-performance shared storage and LattusTM extended online storage solutions, including from customers such as BBC Sport, MLB Network and UFC(R) that have deployed a suite of scale-out storage systems managed by StorNext 5.

Building on its long-standing leadership in storage for complex workflows, Quantum has greatly expanded its scale-out storage portfolio over the past few years to help a broader range of customers address their most demanding data management challenges. Most notably, last fall the company introduced StorNext 5, a next-generation storage platform specifically designed to enable the newest digital workflows and much greater levels of productivity and efficiency. Providing the industry’s fastest streaming file system and policy-driven tiering software for cost-effective retention of large-scale content, StorNext 5 has been instrumental to the market momentum and success Quantum has seen since April, as reflected on a number of fronts:

* New StorNext 5-based Pro Solutions – These customized storage system configurations include solutions for managing 4K workflows, refreshing Apple Xsan environments (where only StorNext(R) offers 100 percent compatibility) and supporting end-to-end content production and long-term archive. As just one example of the technological strength underlying these solutions, in two recent head-to-head competitive evaluations by customers, Quantum provided greater reliability and performance for 4K workflows than clustered, scale-out NAS. In fact, Quantum’s StorNext ProTM 4K solution delivered fast, reliable playback while the competitive offerings were unable to keep up, resulting in dropped frames.

* StorNext Cloud Workflow – In partnership with Adobe, Reach Engine and Telestream, and leveraging both StorNext and Lattus, Quantum unveiled a new solution for enabling end-to-end media production workflows in the cloud. Creative teams can share content in real time over multiple, geographically dispersed locations and maintain a single, highly durable asset repository, or replicate assets among multiple sites for resiliency and faster access. Working in this advanced cloud-enabled environment also provides the flexibility to optimize the security and integrity of content management, scale capacity up or down to meet short-term needs and incorporate business continuity and long-term preservation of content over its lifecycle.

* Increasing Leadership in Media and Entertainment (M&E) – While Quantum continued to win major StorNext deals among its base of large, traditional M&E enterprises, the company also further expanded its leadership in the M&E market. UFC, one of the world’s most valuable sports brands and an existing StorNext customer, purchased a Lattus extended online storage solution to enable faster, easier access to older video content for monetization. In another example, BBC Sport contracted with Trams, a Quantum reseller, for a four-year deal centered on StorNext 5 that also leverages the close integration of StorNext 5 with Dalet’s Galaxy media asset management platform. Other M&E customers selecting Quantum scale-out storage solutions included one of the largest video game companies and a top online video streaming provider, as well as a major newspaper publisher that adopted StorNext Pro 4K and two state universities that needed to refresh their Apple Xsan environments for managing video.

* Worldwide Customer Growth Beyond M&E – Quantum has continued to extend its market reach to other verticals and use cases where customers can benefit from the company’s workflow-intelligent storage. This includes oil and gas, life sciences, geospatial applications and video surveillance, in which large data sets need to be captured, shared, analyzed and turned into actionable information. As just one example, Calgary Police Service is using StorNext to store video from officer body cameras. Other notable customer wins over the first half of the fiscal year include major deals with a global energy supplier, a China-based oil company, two major genomics research institutes and a European provider of geospatial products and services.

* Expanding Reseller and Ecosystem Partnerships – In conjunction with the momentum Quantum has generated among end users, the company has also expanded its scale-out storage reseller base by nearly 30 percent in the first half of the fiscal year. The enthusiasm of Quantum resellers was clearly evident at a recent U.S. VAR summit the company held. It was the most successful reseller conference in many years, with numerous participants remarking that the opportunity they’re seeing with Quantum has never been greater. Helping to capitalize on this opportunity, Quantum has also continued to establish or enhance ecosystem partnerships with other companies such as Avere in oil and gas, FireEye in cybersecurity and Telestream in sports video.

Supporting Quotes
* Tab Butler, Director of Media Management and Post Production, MLB Network
“With our focus on continually improving our content for broadcast, we need a rock-solid storage workflow foundation that provides high-speed collaboration and cost-effective content management and preservation. That’s why StorNext 5 is so important to our business — it gives us the end-to-end solution we need to serve our production community anytime, anywhere, and it can easily scale as we grow.”

* Corey Dunn, Technical Services Manager, Information, Communications and Technology Section, Calgary Police Service
“When we launched our program to equip officers with body cameras, we turned to StorNext to provide automated archival storage workflow for all the video being generated. StorNext enables high-speed ingest of the video after each shift as well as secure, long-term and — most importantly — cost-effective preservation of that content.”

* Eran Zeitoun, Solutions Infrastructure & Integration Services Manager, Dalet
“With StorNext 5, Quantum has taken high-performance workflow storage and collaboration to a new level, making it the ‘go-to’ platform for users looking to fully maximize the value of their media assets.”

* Jason Kranitz, Vice President of Sales, Integrated Media Technologies Inc.
“Quantum has long been a leader in data management and protection, but I’ve been incredibly impressed by what they’ve done over the last few years in terms of building out their scale-out storage solutions portfolio. In many ways it’s a new company built on a great foundation, at the forefront of enabling customers to address their most complex workflow challenges and opportunities.”

* Geoff Stedman, Senior Vice President, StorNext Solutions, Quantum
“StorNext has often been called the ‘hidden jewel’ in Quantum’s portfolio, but an increasingly broad range of customers is recognizing the unique benefits it provides, including in conjunction with Lattus. To a great extent, this represents the triumph of specialized workflow-intelligent storage over general-purpose storage that simply can’t handle the complexities of effectively managing and protecting modern digital assets.”

Additional Resources
* Learn more about StorNext 5: www.stornext.com
* Read about StorNext Pro Solutions: www.stornext.com/solutions/stornextpro
* See how customers are benefitting from Quantum scale-out storage solutions: www.quantum.com/customerstories/index.aspx?filter=sos

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 challenges. With Quantum, customers can Be CertainTM they have the end-to-end storage foundation they need to manage their digital assets. See how at www.quantum.com/stornext.

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Quantum, the Quantum logo, Be Certain, Lattus, StorNext and StorNext Pro are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Quantum Corporation and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

“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) Quantum’s future scale-out storage revenue and market position, 2) benefits from StorNext and Lattus solutions, including the StorNext 5 and StorNext Pro solutions, and 3) future sales of 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 August 8, 2014 and in Quantum’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 6, 2014. 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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Quantum CCW 2014 Preview

Nov. 12-13 at Booth 715

Quantum Products at CCW 2014

StorNext(R) Pro Foundation — Low-Cost, High-Performance, Integrated Shared Storage
Quantum is further extending its line of StorNext(R) Pro Solutions with StorNext Pro Foundation, a complete entry-level, integrated shared storage solution designed specifically for new customers or new deployments in the post, broadcast, corporate and government video sectors. Built on the proven StorNext 5 workflow storage and collaboration platform, StorNext Pro Foundation brings the capabilities of Quantum’s award-winning storage solutions to a new audience of media professionals. (more…)

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NUGEN Audio Releases Version 2 of Visualizer Audio Analysis Suite

Powerful New User Interface and Support for Pro Tools HDX Highlight Latest Release of Industry-Leading Audio Analysis Toolset for Audio Professionals

LEEDS, U.K. — Nov. 4, 2014 — NUGEN Audio today announced the launch of version 2 of Visualizer, the company’s industry-leading audio analysis suite and real-time comparison toolset designed for high-end audio professionals. Ideal for music mixing and mastering as well as audio post-production, Visualizer provides comprehensive audio analysis for recording, mixing, and mastering in a single tool — now available as a plug-in or a stand-alone version. The standardized reference set of professional tools is designed to help audio engineers work faster, avoid mistakes, repeat past successes, and leverage the success of others. With version 2, Visualizer features numerous user interface enhancements in response to customer input, and is now available in a version supporting Avid Pro Tools HDX as well as a stand-alone configuration. (more…)

Tightrope Media Systems Accelerates Multichannel Instant Replays for Utah Jazz with ZEPLAY

NBA franchise upgrades control room, adds giant LED displays during recent renovation of Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, November 6, 2014
– The Utah Jazz has a storied history as the National Basketball Association (NBA) franchise based in Salt Lake City. To further engage fans attending home games at Energy Solutions Arena, the team is now using Tightrope Media Systems’ ZEPLAY slo-mo instant replay solution to trigger multiple angles of exciting game action.

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Installed during a recent major renovation of the 19,000-seat arena, ZEPLAY is used during every Utah Jazz home game as well as motocross, monster truck shows, rodeos and other sporting events taking place at the downtown venue. All replays are displayed on giant YESCO LED display boards inside the arena bowl, which were also part of the renovation project.

“Game day entertainment is very important to Jazz fans, and seeing instant replays of key game moments is one of their biggest demands,” said Shawn Brown, director of video productions for the Utah Jazz. While ZEPLAY is recording eight angles of game action (four in, four out), the operator can select and output multiple angles of any replay in just seven frames to accelerate playback. “Within a second or two following a key play, our ZEPLAY operator can cue and run a multi-angle replay,” explained Brown. “That’s how fast and easy it is to do.”

Major advertisers sponsor the replays for a particular quarter during home games, making ZEPLAY’s playback reliability exceptionally important. In the new control room production workflow, ZEPLAY interoperates with Ross switching, graphics and branding systems to display advertiser’s logo in the lower right corner of replays viewed on the LED screens.

“ZEPLAY helps enable this important revenue stream for our operation,” Brown said. “It also contributes to the overall efficiency of our arena show production.”

ZEPLAY includes a dedicated multiviewer to display four (1080i) HD-SDI signals coming from Ikegami cameras strategically positioned above and alongside the basketball court, as well as the four HD-SDI signals it outputs to arena screens. ZEPLAY’s preview/program video signals also display on a large flat-screen monitor wall at the front of production control to benefit other operators, including the director and technical director.

During its mid-2013 facility renovation, the Utah Jazz placed a massive 4-sided YESCO LED video board above the basketball court and LED ribbon displays around the arena. They also relocated their old production control room to a new suite with four times the space and upgraded equipment, adding a Ross switcher and graphics systems; and digital content production systems from Click Effects. ZEPLAY replaced a legacy Leitch replay system that’s no longer supported, enhancing live production possibilities while increasing reliability.

“Our previous system would lock up or crash right in the middle of games, and there was no tech support available anymore,” Brown said. “So our engineering team researched other replay systems that were on the market and found ZEPLAY to be the ideal fit. Since installation, it’s been very stable and reliable, and the replays just look awesome on our video boards.”

About Tightrope Media Systems

Founded in 1997, Tightrope Media Systems is the pioneer of web-centric digital signage and broadcast automation systems. It provides station automation, video servers, Internet video on demand, live streaming, the Carousel Digital Signage system, and ZEPLAY, a multi-channel instant replay machine for stadiums, arenas and Outside Broadcast vehicles. Tightrope’s award winning systems are used throughout the world. You can reach Tightrope Media Systems at (866) 866-4118 or visit them on the web at http://www.trms.com.

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Next AVnu-Certified Switches Hit the Market

Extreme Networks Family of X460 Switches Receives AVnu Certification.

Beaverton, Ore. – November 6, 2014Extreme Networks, Inc. EXTR and AVnu Alliance®, the only industry consortium driving open standards-based deterministic networking through certification, is proud to announce another series of AVnu-certified AVB switches. The Extreme Networks Summit® X460 Series of stackable switches has passed all testing for certification and will now bear the AVnu-certified Logo.

“In a big step forward for adoption and scale of the AVnu-certified ecosystem, we are excited to announce the X460 family of AVnu-certified switches from Extreme Networks, creating increased choices for end users,” said AVnu Alliance President, Rick Kreifeldt. “AVnu Alliance and our members are ensuring interoperability across a broad ecosystem of devices through certification, which will bring economies of scale and drive down total costs. There are many more AVB end points and switches in the pipeline for AVnu certification, with certification and interoperability testing for automotive, video and consumer electronics expected to open in 2015.”

AVnu Alliance has built robust and comprehensive testing requirements for products based on the market requirements. The tests ensure that the product conforms to the relevant IEEE standards, as well as additional requirements that AVnu Alliance has selected as necessary for proper system interoperability.

“AVnu-certification has allowed us to go the extra step for our customers toward scalability, flexibility and reliability throughout the network. We are very proud to now have two families of AVnu-certified switches on the market and we will continue to pursue certification for more switches,” said Todd Acree, Director of Product Management at Extreme Networks, AVnu Alliance member. “AVB standards provide a dynamic infrastructure that has huge benefits for our customers. AVnu-certification of our X460 series minimizes maintenance and reduces total cost while simplifying system design and optimization of the network.”

Extreme Networks’ AVB Summit X460 Series, now AVnu-certified, is intelligent, cost effective edge switching that is highly scalable, with a small form factor. The X460 series is based on Extreme Networks® revolutionary ExtremeXOS, a highly resilient OS that provides continuous uptime, manageability, and operational efficiency. The Summit X460, with 6 ports of 10GbE ports on each switch, can also be used as a top-of-rack switch for many data center environments with features such as high-density Gigabit Ethernet for concentrated data center environments.

AVnu Certification is open for switches and professional audio products at its appointed testing house, University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL). Any member may enter it into certification testing.

About Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks, Inc. is setting a new standard for superior customer experience by delivering network-powered innovation and market leading service and support. The company delivers high-performance switching and routing products for data center and core-to-edge networks, wired/wireless LAN access, and unified network management and control.  Our award-winning solutions include software-defined networking (SDN), cloud and high-density Wi-Fi, BYOD and enterprise mobility, identity access management and security.  Extreme Networks is headquartered in San Jose, CA and has more than 12,000 customers in over 80 countries.

About AVnu Alliance

The AVnu Alliance is a community creating an interoperable ecosystem of low-latency, time-synchronized, highly reliable networked devices using open standards. AVnu creates comprehensive certification programs to ensure interoperability of networked devices. The foundational technology enables deterministic synchronized networking based on IEEE Audio Video Bridging (AVB) / Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) base standards. The Alliance, in conjunction with other complimentary standards bodies and alliances, develops complete solutions in professional AV, automotive, industrial control and consumer segments.

 

Press Contact

Caster Communications, Inc. 401-792-7080

Alex Crabb alex@castercomm.com cell: +1-401-318-3339

 

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Extron eLink 100 Professional-grade Wireless HDMI Extender Now Shipping

Extron eLink 100Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the eLink 100, an HDCP-compliant wireless transmitter and receiver set for extension of HDMI video and multi-channel audio signals up to 100 feet (30 meters). This professional grade extender features a robust wireless communication technology that provides reliable operation and exceptional image quality with latency of less than one millisecond for real-time performance. Capable of supporting computer video with resolutions up to 1920×1080, including HDTV 1080p/60, the eLink 100 extender is an effective means of wirelessly transmitting HDMI video with embedded audio in a wide variety of professional AV environments, including historic buildings, houses of worship and other locations where running a cable is a challenge. (more…)

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