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NewTek Promotes Chuck Silber to Chief Operating Officer

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NewTek, worldwide leader in video and 3D animation products, today announced that Chuck Silber has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. Previously, Silber was the senior vice president of Sales at NewTek. In his new role, Silber will oversee all customer contact departments including Sales, Marketing, Strategic Development, Content Development, and Customer and Support Services.

“NewTek has seen significant growth and profitability over the last three years under Chuck’s management of the Sales Department and Channel Partners,” said NewTek President and CEO, Jim Plant. “He has more than proven his management expertise and commitment to customer satisfaction, and we look forward to his contributions in his new role.”

Prior to NewTek, Silber served as vice president of sales at Avid Technology. He managed their Americas direct and channel sales efforts, as well as their professional services organization.

About NewTek at National Association of Broadcasters Show 2011
NewTek will demonstrate its latest products, including TriCaster(tm) TCXD850, TriCaster TCXD850 CS and TriCaster Virtual Set Editor at Booth #SL4514. In addition, NewTek will give away over $100,000 in prizes during the TriCaster-A-Day Giveaway. NewTek will present the second annual “Broadcast Minds” free event on Tuesday, April 12 at the Renaissance Hotel beginning at 6 p.m. PT. Panelists include Adam Carolla, Leo Laporte, Steve Hellmuth, and Mark Fratto. The event will be moderated by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, editor, Streaming Media Magazine. Space is limited and guests are encouraged to sign up at www.newtek.com/nab.

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A REFLECTION ON THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF TSUTOMU KATOH, FOUNDER OF KORG INC.

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MELVILLE, NY, March 29, 2011 — Tsutomu Katoh was born in Showa-ward, Nagoya City in Japan on August 28, 1926. After advanced graduation from Nagoya Shogyo commercial high school in 1943, He enrolled in the navy, where he was among the crew of the submarine “Koryu� (meaning dragon) during WWII.

After the war, he held a position at a trading company, and eventually went on to become the proprietor of a nightclub in the early 1960s. Tadashi Osanai, a noted Japanese accordionist, performed regularly at Katoh’s club. Katoh told Osanai, who was also an engineering graduate from Japan’s prestigious Tokyo Imperial University, that it would be nice to have a rhythm machine to keep the beat.

Katoh and Osanai teamed up to create and market the world’s first disk rotary rhythm machine. While working on the project, Mr. Katoh founded Keio Electronic Laboratories. more

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KORG USA HOLDS “WHAT WOULD YOU DO FOR A KRONOS?� PRODUCT GIVEAWAY VIDEO CONTEST

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MELVILLE, NY, March 30, 2011 — Korg USA is giving fans a chance to win its new flagship Kronos Music Workstation. The “What Would You Do for a Kronos?� video contest offers the opportunity for players to get their hands on one of the most talked-about and most anticipated music workstations, absolutely free. The contest runs April 1, 2011, through May 31, 2011.

Entrants must simply create an original YouTube video explaining or demonstrating what they would do for a free Kronos*. Each entry will be judged on its originality, creativity, entertainment value and number of views. All video files should be titled “What I Would Do for a Korg Kronos� and posted to YouTube. Then, entrants can submit the completed online entry form at www.korg.com/kronosvideocontest. Korg will select five finalists, and a panel of special Korg artists and staff more

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WAVES AUDIO UNVEILS OneKnob PLUGINS

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— New plugin series features seven different processors, each with its own dedicated effect controlled by a single dial —

KNOXVILLE, TN, March 29, 2011 — Waves Audio announces the new OneKnob series, a set of seven plugins, each of which provides a particular effect controlled by a single knob. Great sounding and easy to use, OneKnob plugins feature the best of Waves’ award-winning audio processes, coupled with their simplest, most intuitive interfaces ever. For everyone from home recording enthusiasts to audio industry professionals, OneKnob plugins deliver high-quality, quick results, providing outstanding go-to solutions for studio and live sound work alike.

In the control room, in the DJ booth, or when mixing a live show — when users don’t feel like tweaking loads of parameters, and when they want to stay focused on the music and simply dial up some great-sounding effects — more

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GENELEC OFFERS 6010A BI-AMPLIFIED ACTIVE MONITOR AND 5040A ACTIVE SUBWOOFER IN DARK “MYSTIC� BLACK

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— Mystic Black finish is a bold new look for the award-winning 6010A and 5040A —

— The 6010A and 5040A provide the perfect solution for both stereo and surround sound applications in compact listening areas or on desktops —

NATICK, MA, March 29, 2011 — Genelec, the world’s longstanding leader in active monitoring, is shipping its 6010A Bi-Amplified Loudspeaker System and matching 5040A Active Subwoofer in a striking new finish, dark “Mysticâ€? black. The 6010A is Genelec’s smallest speaker system to date, measuring 7 1/8″ x 4 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ (height with Iso-Podâ„¢ 7 11/16″). The system has been designed for computer sound systems, workstations, Master Control Rooms, and other close proximity listening applications requiring a low-profile monitoring solution. It can even be plugged directly into personal music players for more

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DREWRY COMMUNICATIONS GROUP STATIONS STANDARDIZE ON JVC PROHD CAMERAS FOR ENG

KFDA Is First Station in Group to Launch Local HD Newscast

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced that Lawton, Okla.-based Drewry Communications Group has standardized on JVC ProHD cameras for electronic newsgathering (ENG) for all five of its television stations.

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On Feb. 23, KFDA-TV, the Drewry CBS affiliate serving Amarillo, Texas (DMA #131), was the first station in the group to launch its local newscast in HD. Brent McClure, KFDA general manager, said the station is using seven GY-HM790U cameras in the field for local news and sports coverage.

Last month, KFDA’s new JVC camcorders literally had a trial by fire, covering range fires that blanketed some of the new ENG cameras in dirt and soot. McClure said he was very satisfied how the cameras performed in the adverse more

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615 Music to Debut New Releases, Host Creative Suite for Audio Solutions, and Give Away iPad 2 During NAB 2011

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NAB, Las Vegas & NASHVILLE, TN, April 2011– 615 Music continues its aggressive library release schedule of original material, and will debut six new music CDs for NAB 2011 in Las Vegas. Randy Wachtler, 615 Music EVP made the announcement. NOTE: DURING NAB, 615 MUSIC WILL BE LOCATED AT NAB Booth #SL9615.

During NAB 2011, 615 Music will be sponsoring a Creative Suite at the Las Vegas Renaissance Hotel, from 9am-6pm on Monday, April 11th through Wednesday, April 14th. At the Creative Suite, visitors will have an opportunity to enter to win a brand new iPad 2.

Mark Agent, 615 Music Licensing Director, will be showcasing innovative new News Music, including custom packages for KTLA-TV and Journal Broadcast Group, at the Creative Suite. Discussions will include trends in music branding for local television, as well as more

Combine Multiple Matrox Extio F2208, F2408 and F2408E Expander Units to Drive Up to 16 Remote Displays from a Single PC

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Combine multiple Matrox Extio units to drive up to 16 remote displays from a single PC.

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New Extio software enables a variety of new multi-display configuration opportunities that includes support for two PCIe interface cards, main units and Extio F2408E Expander boxes to drive up to 16 displays—plus keyboard, mouse, audio and up to eight additional USB 2.0 ports—at a distance of up to 1 km from a single PC.

New software release provides multi-display desktop configurations, utilities, and enhanced Windows® operating systems support on second generation Extio KVM extenders

Montreal, Canada, March 31, 2011 — Matrox Graphics Inc. today announced a new software release for the Matrox Extio F2208 dual-monitor and Matrox Extio F2408 quad-monitor KVM extenders. The comprehensive package enables a variety of new multi-display configuration opportunities that includes support for two PCIe interface cards, main units and Extio F2408E Expander boxes to drive up to 16 displays—plus keyboard, mouse, audio and up to eight additional USB 2.0 ports—at a distance of up to 1 km from a single PC. The second generation Extio KVM extenders offer expanded Microsoft® Windows® operating system support, while the new configuration and diagnostic utilities allow users in process control, operations control centers, emergency dispatch, and other mission critical environments, to effortlessly monitor, manage, and/or upgrade their Extio appliances at the BIOS more

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HARMAN’s Crown Audio Showcases DSi 6000 Series Cinema Amplifier At CinemaCon 2011

HARMAN’s Crown Audio is showcasing its DSi 6000 Series Amplifier at CinemaCon 2011. The DSi 6000 is the latest addition to Crown’s line of cinema amplifiers and is designed to work in conjunction with JBL ScreenArray® loudspeakers.

The DSi 6000 features automatic presets for JBL cinema speaker systems for quick and easy setup. An intuitive LCD front panel guides installers through the process of choosing loudspeaker signal processing presets and other system parameters. All DSi series amplifiers can be configured through the Harman HiQnetâ„¢ System Architectâ„¢ communications protocol.

“Our DSi Series amplifiers are designed to be the perfect compliment to JBL ScreenArray loudspeaker systems. We designed the DSi Series to be the perfect combination of power, performance and technology for cinema applications. The wide market adoption for these amplifiers is a testament to the sonic quality and value of these amplifiers,� stated Andy Flint, marketing manager for more

Call for Entries Announced for Second Annual DAMMY Awards

Awards Recognize Excellence in Digital Asset Management

(Burbank, CA) The DAMMY Awards, the first honors specifically conceived to recognize excellence in innovative digital asset management technology, have announced the Call For Entries for the Second Annual DAMMY Awards. The DAMMY’s made their debut during Createasphere’s Digital Asset Management Conference and Exhibition in New York in September 2010, and will return to Manhattan in 2011. The dates for the New York Createasphere Digital Asset Management Conference are September 22nd and 23rd, 2011.

The DAMMY’s invite entries in the following categories:

* DAMMY of the Year
* Best Storage, Archive and or Preservation Solution
* Best Example of Asset & Media Repurposing
* Best Strategy or Solution for Digital & Media Asset Management During the Acquisition of Content
* Best strategy Ease of Use for End-User Interface

Entries for The DAMMY’s will be accepted between more

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