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Sennheiser Brings Premium Sound and Wireless Innovation to The American Pavilion at the Cannes International Film Festival

Cannes, FRANCE – May 7, 2013: Audio specialist Sennheiser will support The American Pavilion at the Cannes International Film Festival during its Conference Series this year in Cannes, which will feature panels and one-on-one interviews with the film industry’s leading talent and entertainment personalities. Over the course of the 12-day festival, which is the most high profile event in the film industry, audiences will be able to listen to The American Pavilion Conference Series through Sennheiser wireless headphones.

In conjunction with its sponsor partners and in celebration of its 25th anniversary in Cannes, The American Pavilion has redesigned its location to incorporate design elements of The Peninsula Hotel properties and includes a new conference center, bar, restaurant and a media terrace/green room. By providing attendees with Sennheiser wireless headphones, The American Pavilion enables guests to enjoy conference content wherever they roam within the facility, while background noise is kept to a minimum.

“We are excited to feature Sennheiser’s wireless headphone technology this year at The American Pavilion,” commented Julie Sisk, director and founder of The American Pavilion. “Sennheiser’s innovative technology will allow our guests to enjoy all the amenities of our open space, without missing any of the incredible interview and panel content that will be featured this year.”

The American Pavilion asked Sennheiser to provide support in Cannes after reading about its activation during SXSW with Paste Magazine this past March, in which the company hosted three days of interviews with leading content creators such as Fred Armisen of SNL, LeVar Burton of Star Trek, editor in chief of Marvel Comics Alex Alonso, and others. During this activation, fans and attendees were able to listen to interview content anywhere on the activation grounds, while donning Sennheiser wireless headphones.

The American Pavilion Conference Series features industry panels each day that focus on topics like film finance, acquisitions, producing and film + technology. The interactive sessions are moderated by well-known entertainment journalists and routinely attract the top names in entertainment. In prior years, guests have included Francis Ford Coppola, Terry Gilliam, Martin Scorcese, Robert Duvall, Kevin Kline, Tommy Lee Jones, Jude Law, Colin Firth, Anjelica Huston, James Cameron and many others.

The American Pavilion, which is located in the International Village next to the Palais, has become a hub for film industry professionals to gather and share ideas during the Cannes Film Festival — the largest and most prestigious film festival in the world. The festival itself attracts over 20,000 industry professionals and over 4,000 journalists from around the globe.

About The American Pavilion:

Celebrating its 25th year bringing professionals and emerging filmmakers together, The American Pavilion is the center of activity for the American film community at the Cannes International Film Festival.

Since its debut at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival, The Pavilion has served as a hospitality and communications hub for the thousands of Americans attending the Cannes Film Festival and Marché, providing an impressive array of facilities and services, including membership for the international film community, provocative and insightful programming, the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase, immersive student programs, and more.

For its corporate sponsors, scores of American participants, and hundreds of exhibitors and office holders, The American Pavilion accommodates the need for information, orientation and recreation, providing both a dynamic business environment and an opportunity to relax in comfortable surroundings for the duration of the Festival.

With a panoramic view of the Bay of Cannes and just a few steps from the Palais des Festivals, where all the major Festival films are premiered, The American Pavilion is now a permanent fixture on the Cannes landscape, proving to be the perfect place to transact business, share ideas and effectively reach the thousands of affluent international travelers who attend the Festival every year.

For more information, visit www.ampav.com.

About Sennheiser:

Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones 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. For more information, visit www.sennheiserusa.com.

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Qube Cinema Appoints Lewis Thorne as Tech Support Specialist for Australia and New Zealand

Digital Cinema Manufacturer Establishes Technical Support Presence for Cinema Owners


Melbourne, Australia: May 7, 2013. . . Qube Cinema announced the appointment of Lewis Thorne as their official Level 2 technical support specialist for Australia and New Zealand. Thorne brings many years of experience in the digital cinema industry to his new position, strengthening Qube’s presence in the region. Users of Qube Cinema’s digital cinema servers, Integrated Media Blocks (IMBs), and postproduction mastering and distribution products now have full local technical support.


“Lewis has a thorough knowledge of Qube’s XP-D and XP-I digital cinema servers and the Xi 4K IMB,” said Raja Enok, director of sales and marketing for Qube Cinema in Asia. “He’s been involved in the field testing of the XP-D server and Xi IMBs, and has worked with independent cinema owners in the area for a long time.”


Both the XP-D and XP-I are DCI certified, using Qube’s version 3.0 server software, which provides a common user experience for setup, operation and maintenance for either server while integrating seamlessly with all theater management system software including the Cinedigm TCC. The XP-I and Xi 4K IMB are compatible with Series 2 DLP projectors. XP-D users can easily upgrade to the XP-I and Xi IMB to accommodate 4K resolution, higher frame rates and 3D content. The DCI upgrade for Qube servers in the field will be coordinated by the Independent Cinema Association of Australia’s Network Operations Centre (ICAA NOC) and be conducted by Thorne in conjunction with each cinema’s usual maintenance provider.


“Lewis is well-known to many ICAA cinema owners and understands the support requirements of independent cinemas and their equipment,” Enok explained. “We’re excited to see things growing so quickly in Australia and New Zealand.”


Requests for equipment support for ICAA cinemas should be directed through the ICAA NOC, at 1300-306-857. Lewis Thorne can be reached at 0420-989-515 or lewis.thorne@qubecinema.com. For more information about Qube Cinema and its digital cinema products, visit www.qubecinema.com.


About Qube Cinema, Inc.
Qube Cinema is an international manufacturer of Digital Cinema technology and mastering solutions. A subsidiary of India-based Real Image Media Technologies, Qube Cinema draws on decades of experience in media, cinema and entertainment. The company is committed to creating a seamless Digital Cinema environment for exhibitors, filmmakers and postproduction companies with technologies that are innovative, flexible and cost-effective. Qube Cinema’s product lines include the Qube XP series of digital cinema servers, Qube Xi 4K Integrated Media Block, QubeMaster software solutions, and Qube KeySmith KDM generation system. Qube Cinema, Inc. is based in Burbank, California. For more information, visit www.qubecinema.com.

Systems Integrator, TSE, Installs Hitachi Z-HD5000 Cameras and HD Control Room at Eastern Michigan University

WOODBURY, New York – Hitachi Kokusai Electric America announces that TSE (Total Sports Entertainment) Services—a systems integrator based in La Crosse, WI—has installed three new Hitachi Z-HD5000 HDTV studio cameras, a YESCO video board, and a full HD production control room in the Convocation Center on the campus of Eastern Michigan University (EMU) in Ypsilanti, MI.

Under the project management of A/V Consultant Frank Moraski, Jr, a principal of Anthony James Partners (AJP) in Richmond, VA, the facility renovation involved LED displays from YESCO (Young Electronic Sign Company), in Logan, Utah, which in turn contracted TSE Services for the turnkey systems integration work.

Bob Johnston, regional sales manager, Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, facilitated the camera order, including three Hitachi Z-HD5000 HDTV studio cameras with CU-HD500 camera control units and FUJINON HD lenses, as well as a Hitachi RU-1000VR control panel for remote camera setup. Two Z-HD5000’s are in a studio configuration on tripods, while one is used as a shoulder-mount handheld within EMU’s Convocation Center – an 8,000-seat arena where the University’s NCAA Division I basketball, volleyball, wrestling, and gymnastics events are held.

“For live event entertainment, EMU has invested in broadcast-quality, HD cameras, and the picture quality is outstanding,” said Marty Masewicz, an A/V systems integrator with TSE Services, which specializes in the design and installation of big-board displays and A/V installations for sports, education, and other applications nationwide. “As the public becomes more media-savvy, picture quality is a key consideration, especially when the image will be displayed on a huge video screen.”

Another important consideration favoring the selection of Hitachi cameras was user-friendliness, since EMU students often operate the video equipment in the Convocation Center.

According to Masewicz, the HD control room was designed to serve the production needs of other athletic facilities on the EMU campus, including Rynearson Stadium, the 30,200-seat football stadium next door to the Convocation Center. “The Hitachi Z-HD5000’s fiber camera adapters enable long-fiber runs within the arena—and eventually from other campus venues—back to the ‘production room.’” In this room, TSE installed a Broadcast Pix Granite 2000 integrated HD production switcher and a NewTek 825 8-channel replay system, as well as ClickFX Crossfire and Blaze systems to feed the big-board.

At present, the Hitachi cameras will capture HD video of games and special events like graduations for display on a four-sided, center-hung YESCO LED display/scoreboard and two 50-foot courtside LED ribbons.

“In our experience,” Masewicz said, “colleges and universities have increasingly been adopting high-quality HD video displays to provide live entertainment during athletic and special events. The Hitachi Z-HD5000 is an affordable, high-performance solution, ideal for this application.”

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2009 (ended March 31, 2010) consolidated revenues totaled 8,968 billion yen ($96.4 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hitachi.com.

SPOTGENIE WHITEPAPER CONFIRMS TV IS STILL THE #1 MEDIUM FOR AD DOLLARS AND POINTS TO EXPLOSIVE GROWTH IN HD TELEVISION ADVERTISING IN 2013

Atlanta, GA – May 7, 2013 – SpotGenie Partners, LLC, a leading provider of digital media services to the advertising, entertainment and broadcast industries, has published a Whitepaper putting to rest an oft repeated myth that online advertising is edging out television ad spending. The facts show that television and television advertising are not only surviving but thriving in the new media age. Television continues to see the greatest share of all ad dollars in the US and still accounts for more than one of every three ad dollars spent worldwide.

Online and digital advertising is growing fast, but not at the expense of television. The advertising mix, previously dominated by traditional media like print and broadcast, has seen US Internet ad spending grow in share from 15.4% in 2009 to a projected 25.6% in 2015. Television will continue to grab the lion’s share of advertising dollars, estimated to capture $68 billion in total US spending and 39% of total share through 2015, according to eMarketer, an authority on digital marketing, media and commerce.

Overall ad spending worldwide rose 3.3% from January to September in 2012, with TV advertising up 4.3% during that period, according to Nielsen, a global information and measurement company. In North America alone, there was high double-digit growth in TV advertising, up 13.6% in the third quarter of 2012 from Olympic and political advertising.

Many predicted that online video viewing, made possible through services like Hulu, YouTube and Netflix, would take viewers from traditional TV. But it seems we have an insatiable appetite for media, with more people interacting online about their favorite TV shows. While Americans still spend most of their leisure time in front of a television set, 40% are now on the Internet at the same time, holding a second screen like a Smartphone or tablet.

And TV advertising is about to experience another boom in growth.

HDTV provides a quality no computer screen can come close to matching, yet its adoption has been slow. That has just recently begun to change, and the absorption of HD in the field of advertising is growing at a rapid pace.

What has kept HD ads from proliferating was the high cost of distributing the HD ad to the TV stations. In the past, this could cost anywhere from five to ten times more than distributing a Standard Definition TV ad. That has changed. Until recently the high cost of HD ad distribution caused many advertisers to send an SD spot to HD stations. This caused the spot to look cut off at the sides or shrunken down. Advertisers have grown tired of their brands being represented by lower quality video on HD stations. Soon those cut off ads will be a thing of the past.

To read the complete report visit:

http://seespotgenie.com/content/download/173/1203/version/4/file/SpotGenie_WhitePaper_Television_The_First_Choice_of_Advertisers.pdf

About SpotGenie Partners, LLC:

Founded in Atlanta, GA in 2002, SpotGenie Partners, LLC, a privately-held technology and service company, has revolutionized the digital distribution of high-quality HD television and radio spots, trafficking, tracking, asset management and other postproduction services. SpotGenie’s proprietary technology digitally delivers TV and radio commercials across the country at an approximately 80% reduction in cost over older technologies, making it affordable for everyone. With SpotGenie advertisers and ad agencies manage and monitor every aspect of their broadcast spot distribution using just an Internet browser.

In addition to trafficking, tracking and delivering spots, SpotGenie helps clients prepare their spots for air with services that include closed captioning, tagging, slating and video transcoding.

SpotGenie is headquartered at 345 Peachtree Hills Ave, Suite 400, Atlanta GA 30305. For further information about SpotGenie contact Wayne Dykes, President/CEO, at 888 202-1631 or wayne@spotgenie.com. Visit the company website at www.seespotgenie.com

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Aquafadas Offers Steep Discounts on Slideshow Software Programs PulpMotion and KidsMotion to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Give Mom the gift of memories that last a lifetime; 50% off, 100% smiles

Montpellier, France – May 7, 2013 – Aquafadas, innovative developer of digital publishing solutions and creative software for photo and video editing, is offering a flash sale in honor of this coming Mother’s Day. Now through May 14th, PulpMotion and KidsMotion, Aquafadas’ easy-to-use slideshow-making software programs, are available at half-off, selling for just 24.50 USD and 12.50 USD respectively. PulpMotion, which was recently updated with support for OS X Mountain Lion, is a template-based slideshow app that lets users of all skill levels easily assemble their favorite photos, videos and music into visually engaging slideshows. Aquafadas’ kid-friendly version of the slideshow-making app, KidsMotion, lets younger users create shows using a unique interface and fun-themed templates designed just for them.

This Mother’s Day, children and adults alike can use PulpMotion or KidsMotion to create beautiful slideshows just for the “mother” in their lives, whether it’s for mom, wife, aunt, sister or grandma. Say thanks and tell her you love her by documenting those major moments in life she helped you through.

Key Features of PulpMotion 3.5:

Hundreds of Templates for Endless Possibilities: PulpMotion offers over 130 preset templates to fit any theme including seasonal holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and more.

Slideshow Creation Anyone Can Master: With PulpMotion, creating a lively, engaging slideshow is as easy as dragging and dropping in media. Users can import photos and videos then add music to complete the effect.

Share Memories With Loved Ones: PulpMotion’s export menu allows users to share their creations easily with friends and family by simply exporting to their iPhone, YouTube, iDVD, Apple TV and more.

Set the Mood With Advanced Audio Capabilities: With PulpMotion, users can simply drag and drop audio files straight from iTunes and synchronize music with their shows so viewers can experience the full effect.

Visit the Aquafadas website to purchase PulpMotion or KidsMotion before the sale ends on May 14th!

Members of the media are invited to review PulpMotion 3.5. Please contact Anya Oskolkova at anya@zazilmediagroup.com for more information.

About Aquafadas
Aquafadas creates innovative digital publishing solutions to enable new and high quality ways to publish magazines, books, newspapers and comics. Aquafadas solutions allow and facilitate the dissemination of digital content on all major new platforms: smartphones, tablets and web. The creation tools offered by Aquafadas meet the specific industry needs of publishers. Amongst our clients are Egmont International, Sanoma, Lagardere, Mondadori, Reader’s Digest, Bayard, Standard & Poors, EDF, or La Tribune. Comics publishers use AveComics, the digital comics platform created by Aquafadas, to distribute comics on the new devices.

The business world uses the Aquafadas tools to enable migration of digital content such as marketing, technical documentation, commercial or financial. Aquafadas user-friendly creative software for Flash®, HTML5, photo and video editing, is also used by graphic design professionals and consumers.

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Bluecadet Inspires with La Invención Concreta Interactive Experience

Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, the arts division of the philanthropic organization Fundación Cisneros, recently called upon the digital and design pros at Bluecadet to add an extra dimension of interactivity to a new exhibit at Spain’s National Museum of 20th century art, the Madrid-based Reina Sofía. Bluecadet did more than rise to the challenge, teaming up with museum curators early in the planning process to create a fully integrated experience that could engage museum guests before, during, and after their visit.

The result, La Invención Concreta: Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, is a stunning and immersive new exhibit of Latin American geometric abstraction that includes a sophisticated website, an iPad app, and a detailed, floor-to-ceiling concept map in the exhibition itself, all courtesy of Bluecadet. The digital studio also helped to craft the overall look and feel of La Invención Concreta, designing a custom style guide and elegant title treatments for the exhibit in both physical and digital space.

“The wonderful thing about this project is that we were brought in before any of the graphic design or identity was set for the exhibition, so we were able to create everything as one completely integrated product,” noted Bluecadet Design Director Troy LaChance. “Our intention was not to recreate the gallery experience in a digital format, or even to create something new. Rather, we focused on representing the artist’s intentions and weaving the museum and digital elements into one experience.”

This focus is evident in the deft translation of the studio’s overall aesthetic vision across multiple media. The concept map – which uses 900 square feet of wall space to lay out the dense web of artists, groups, movements, and concepts that underlie the exhibition – seamlessly integrates with iPads made available by the museum. The same graphic style that characterizes this map is deployed across web, iPad and throughout the physical exhibition space, echoing Bluecadet’s warmly sophisticated color palette and geometrically-inspired type treatments in each realm of experience.

This carefully considered and integrated design ethic also extends to the technical features of the La Invención Concreta website and iPad app. Rather than merely display the exhibit’s artwork with attendant facts and figures, Bluecadet created a responsive and immersive digital experience to engage the user both in and out of the museum space. Users gearing up for the exhibit with a visit to the website can learn more about geometric abstraction and the concepts behind it. During the visit, Bluecadet’s title work, digital and physical concept maps, and mobile audio tours combine to guide the user through the space. After a visit, interactive elements allow users to create their own custom-curated tours, to share their favorite pieces through a variety of social media channels, and to take informal quizzes that pose insightful, qualitative questions about the artwork.

Key to the project’s success was the close collaboration between Bluecadet, the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, and the Museo Reina Sofía. Using Basecamp to share files, calendars, and ideas across different countries, they worked tirelessly to develop concepts, bridging cultural and language barriers. Bluecadet even diligently built their own library on geometric abstraction at their offices, intimately familiarizing themselves with the art and cultural context in order to help them shape a better show.

“To create a truly integrated pre-, in-, and post-visit experience, we needed to be involved at the ground floor,” explained Creative Director Josh Goldblum. “By being involved in the project before any of the graphic design, interpretive signage, or digital experiences were created, we were able to design all of these elements as one complete experience. It also allowed us to identify other areas where we could contribute beyond the original scope and made for a more comprehensive final product.”

Credits:

Client: Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
Exhibition Title: La Invención Concreta

Digital Agency: Bluecadet
Creative Director: Josh Goldblum
Design Director: Troy LaChance
Producer: Aaron Miller
Concept Map, Title Treatment, and Style Guide Designer: Aaron Richardson
Website Designers: Putra Roeung & Troy LaChance
iPad Designers: Kim Quinn, Troy LaChance, & Theresa Decker
Lead Website Developer: Steve Hurwitz
Front End Website Developer: Kathryn Stracquatanio
iPad Developers: Paul Rudolph & Jason Marziani
Design & Production Assistants: Alexandra Lash & Dana Mulranen

Recent work:

Bluecadet’s recent work includes the Sue the Tyrannosaurus Rex Skeleton Puzzle, an immersive 3D experience created for Chicago’s Field Museum. In spring of 2012, Bluecadet teamed with the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology to create “Hunal Burial,” a multi-touch interactive exploration of Ancient Mayan tombs for the museum’s Maya 2012: Lords of Time exhibition. Bluecadet also created “Starved for Attention,” an Emmy-nominated website redesign and social media campaign for VII Photo and Doctors without Borders, and developed the ‘Portraits’ iPad app and Website for famed National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry.

Bluecadet claimed dozens of digital and interactive awards in 2012, including several Gold prizes at the District and Philadelphia Addy Awards, ‘Site of the Day’ honors from Communication Arts, CSS Winner and The FWA, and Best in Show at both the Webvisionary and Horizon Interactive Awards.

About Bluecadet:

Bluecadet is an interactive studio specializing in multimedia experiences that excite, engage and inspire. We build dynamic interactive installations, applications, and websites for museums, universities, nonprofits, and corporations. We are storytellers for a digital age.

Our past experience includes interactives developed for the J. Paul Getty Museum, MoMA, the Smithsonian Institute, the Field Museum, and the Dallas Museum of Art. The success of our projects can be found in our thoughtful user interfaces, beautiful designs, and detail-oriented programming.

Our work has received numerous awards including an Emmy, multiple Webbys, and several MUSE awards.



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Southpaw Technology Launches TACTIC 4.0

TACTIC 4.0 adds more advanced data connection technology and greater configurability to help organizations design their own unique digital workflows

Toronto, Canada – May 7, 2013 – Southpaw Technology, the developer of open source TACTIC, today announced the launch of its latest version, TACTIC 4.0. The upgrade includes improvements to TACTIC’s data connection technology, a new plug-in architecture and configurable HTML5 themes, all of which will help companies customize the way they make, move, store and share digital data across heterogeneous computing environments.

TACTIC has long combined robust file management and versioning with workflow and project management features to move digital assets (aka data, content) through the creation process more efficiently and securely. TACTIC 4.0 builds on that functionality in an entirely configurable way.

Many companies have legacy infrastructures that include disparate databases, file systems and applications. Rather than forcing companies into a specific workflow that may require replacing some or all of that infrastructure, TACTIC 4.0’s extended data connection technology enables companies to map onto any database or file system, no matter how new or old, and to interact with the data in those systems. The addition of customizable HTML5 themes allow developers to design templates and interfaces that provide a unified, intuitive and branded way to move data across teams, departments and organizations. In short, TACTIC 4.0 will let companies design their own custom workflows to solve any number of internal data challenges.

“If there is one thing we’ve learned, it’s that every company has its own internal digital workflows to handle various tasks, none of which can be supported by a one-size-fits-all solution,” said Gary Mundell, CEO of Southpaw Technology. “Yet, we’ve also learned that each company has the same problem – they all have tons of digital files, and they need more efficient ways of moving those files through their system without having to replace their massive infrastructures. With TACTIC 4.0, we’ve given companies completely customizable software for solving their growing data challenges.”

TACTIC 4.0 enables companies to design any solution that incorporates workflow elements. These solutions may be as vast as enterprise-level Digital Asset Management systems, Business Process Management systems or Project Management systems, or as finite as a new workflow for connecting new orders with specific files and tasks.

Updated Data Connection Technology:
TACTIC 4.0 adds an updated data connection technology to its powerful APIs, allowing developers to mine data without programming from multiple databases and file systems, whether they’re brand new or a decade old, and to interact with that data in views and forms.

New Plugin Architecture
TACTIC’s plugins allow anything in TACTIC to be packaged up and “plugged in” to any other TACTIC server, such as additional tools, widgets, project configurations, custom APIs, themes and much more. In addition, any developer who is a member of the TACTIC community can upload their own plugins to the TACTIC community site for others to download.

HTML5 Themes
TACTIC 4.0 has now been opened up to allow developers to start with a clean HTML5 slate and develop their own custom, branded interfaces for interacting with and moving data across teams, departments and organizations.

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FotoKem Restores “Hello Dolly!” for Blu-ray Release

FotoKem completed the digital restoration of Hello, Dolly!, returning the 1969 film adaptation of the beloved musical, directed by Gene Kelly and starring Barbra Streisand and Walter Matthau, to its original glory. Under the supervision of 20th Century Fox’s Barbara Crandall, the movie was remastered in 4K for the April 2 Blu-ray release. FotoKem also created a new 70mm print and a new 65mm intermediate positive (IP) for the studio for archival purposes.

FotoKem began the restoration process with the creation of a new 70mm answer print and 65mm IP, followed by an 8K scan of the new IP using FotoKem’s large format Imagica scanners. Those files were imported into FotoKem’s digital restoration pipeline at 4K, where cleanup of artifacts, such as dirt, gate hairs, scratches and flicker, was performed.

When restoration was complete, the entire film went through a final grading pass at FotoKem, performed at 4K by colorist Walter Volpatto working in tandem with film colorist Kristen Zimmermann. Performing print and digital color timing of Hello Dolly! in sequence allowed FotoKem to deliver a pristine 4K master that closely matched the projected 70mm version of the classic film.

FotoKem’s Andrew Oran, VP of Large Format and Restoration Services, says, “We’re honored to have played a part in Fox’s efforts to restore this classic musical to its original luster for a new generation to enjoy; and we’re proud of the expertise, high quality tools and custom solutions that distinguish our on-going efforts to preserve cinema’s heritage.”

Christie Continues To Lead The Way In Visual Display System Education For Simulation

Christie will host the fourth SIM University training forum May 7-8 at the University of Central Florida
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Christie®, a leader in simulation projection display solutions, today announced that it is hosting the fourth SIM University training forum, a free educational event taking place May 7-8 dedicated to the world of visual display requirements for the simulation industry at the Institute for Simulation and Training at the University of Central Florida.
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Zoran Veselic, vice president of Christie’s Visual Environments, commented: “The capabilities and requirements of visual displays in the simulation industry are not only complex, but continuously advancing. Bringing together experts and participants in this field by way of an educational forum enables personnel such as visual, systems or design engineers and program managers to gain a more in-depth understanding of system parameters and metrics, for instance, and be better equipped to specify technology that will successfully meet system requirements. The event also expands our own knowledge of industry needs and priorities so that we can adapt and create new solutions for our customers.”
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Based on participants’ feedback and positive responses, Christie will introduce a new format, which extends the event to one-and-a-half days. The first part is a half day that is dedicated to understanding the basics of display technology and is designed for those with entry-level experience in visual display systems for simulation or those interested in a refresher on display technology. Day two is focused on intermediate and advanced subject matter content or for anyone who attends the half-day session the day prior.
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Joining Christie’s engineers and technical staff in presenting at SIM University are other leading organizations in the field of visual technology displays for simulation including Flight Safety International, a world-leading aviation training company, RealTime Immersive, Inc. a simulation and serious games studio established to support CryENGINE® licensees in the serious game and simulation market space and Thinklogical LLC, a global manufacturer of secure fiber optic video and KVM routing and extension systems.
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Whether participants are visual, systems, or product design engineers, program managers or technical specialists in the simulation industry, they will benefit from this one or two-day session that includes technical presentations designed to increase one’s knowledge of various visual display requirements: color and latency, warping, night vision goggle stimulation principles and practices, and collimation, field of view and viewing volume in simulators, to name a few.
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Specialists in simulation and training interested in learning more or signing up for the next SIM University can email the SIM University team.
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*Agenda and program subject to change without notice.

StrikeForce Technologies & Solantus Inc. to Provide Authentication & Encryption Innovations to Prevent Canadian Cybercrime

Edison, NJ and Toronto, Canada (May 7, 2013) StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (SFOR.OB), a
company that specializes in the prevention of cyber theft and data breaches, and Solantus Inc., a
company that focuses on the delivery of innovative “best in class” technologies for security, cloud
and virtualization throughout Canada, announced today that it has agreed to terms on a distribution
partnership that will provide Canadian businesses with powerful new tools to prevent cybercrime.

The topics of data breach, data security and online fraud have dominated Canada business and
technology media outlets in recent months with attention to identifying solutions that address these
problems is clearly growing. It’s been reported that Canadian government departments have
suffered security breaches virtually every 48 hours. In addition two high profile Canadian
universities recently have been hit by security breaches which resulted in the online posting of
student records and other sensitive data. Canadian banks and several national retailers have also
been successfully targeted.

Solantus will help establish the StrikeForce brand in Canada, create market awareness, acceptance
and assist in channel development. StrikeForce products, to include ProtectID®, GuardedID® and
MobileTrust® will be offered through select Canadian resellers.

“This is a unique opportunity for us to expand our reach and revenue through a known distributor
with a vast reseller channel in Canada,” says Mark L. Kay, CEO of StrikeForce. “Canadian
businesses need to understand that there are simpler and cost effective ways to protect their data
and employees. We have created and patented two technologies that could change the game in
computer security. The current ‘catch the bad guy’ approaches are not working…ours does.”

Offering StrikeForce products will provide Solantus with the clear market differentiator their
channel partners’ desire. The two companies are already working to develop a marketing plan
which identifies StrikeForce as an innovative technology provider addressing the growing market
demand for secure and simplified user authentication methodologies.

“StrikeForce’s industry’s leading patented ‘Out-of-Band’ ProtectID® Authentication Platform
and patented pending GuardedID® Anti-Keylogging Keystroke Encryption Technology products
offer a significant value proposition while addressing some of the security concerns and challenges
faced by those in Canada and other International markets in which we serve,” says Solantus’ CEO
Allan Cowen. “They provide a highly cost effective way to protect corporate data, desktops and
with the recent introduction of MobileTrust, we are now well positioned to include mobile device
security as part of our product portfolio. We now provide cloud, Apple, Android security, privacy
and protection technologies to mediate risks associated with mobile device specific attack
vectors.”

“Our early stage marketing and sales efforts in the financial services, enterprise and government
markets has revealed significant interest and acceptance in StrikeForce’s out-of-band
authentication solution,” added Cowen. “The market needs simplified authentication platforms
that are cost effective, easily deployable and offer multiple authentication processes.”

About StrikeForce: StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (www.strikeforcetech.com) helps to prevent
online identity theft and data security breaches for consumers, corporations, and government
agencies. It provides powerful two-factor patented, ‘Out-of-Band’ authentication and patent
pending keystroke encryption solutions. StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: SFOR) is
headquartered in Edison, N.J., and can be reached at www.strikeforcetech.com or by phone at (732)
661-9641 or toll-free at (866) 787-4542.

About Solantus: Solantus Inc. is a non-traditional distributor offering technology innovations that
have undergone extensive review and assessment to ensure early mainstream market acceptance.
Our products and services help address the various security challenges, virtualization advantages
and cloud-based application efficiencies. We help facilitate sales through our trusted channel
partners while creating market awareness, demand, and end-user product acceptance. We are
“advancing the distribution model” by embracing technology innovation and partnering with those
that share the common goal of being informative, responsive and technically invested. Learn more
about Solantus at http://www.solantus.com Phone: (905) 565-0785 Toll Free (888) 586-8070.

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“anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “may,” “intend,” “expect” and similar expressions identify such
forward-looking statements. Actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially
from those contemplated, expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained
herein. These forward-looking statements are based largely on the expectations of the Company
and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. These include, but are not limited to, risks
and uncertainties associated with: the sales of the company’s identity protection software products
into various channels and market sectors, the issuance of the company’s pending patent
application, and the impact of economic, competitive and other factors affecting the Company and
its operations, markets, product, and distributor performance, the impact on the national and local
economies resulting from terrorist actions, and U.S. actions subsequently; and other factors.

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