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Reinforcing their position as the world leading provider of camera support systems for the professional broadcast and film industry, OConnor, a Vitec Group brand, announced today that it is opening a new product showroom and enhanced customer service and support facility in Burbank, California, just minutes away from the world‘s most renowned motion picture studios.

The new conveniently located offices, will offer a spacious product showroom enabling end users to get hands-on experience with the latest OConnor camera support systems. In addition, state-of-the art service bays will offer expert factory maintenance and repairs with a timely turn-around for all OConnor products.

OConnor‘s existing Costa Mesa facility will continue to operate as the center of excellence for product design and development of new technologies for the film market, offering pioneering camera support systems to the industry.

General Manager of OConnor, Costa Mesa, Joel Johnson explains, “Costa Mesa will remain the primary headquarters for product design and development of new technologies for the film market. By concentrating on innovation, OConnor intends to build further on its current success, providing next generation products to produce award winning camera moves. Our Burbank location, rooted in the hub of the US film business, is focused on making the client relationship more dynamic and customer friendly.”

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About OConnor

Pioneering fluid head innovator OConnor has been the choice of top cinematographers for nearly 60 years. Known for their hallmark smooth feel and consistent reliability, OConnor‘s award-winning fluid heads provide the ultimate control and stability for film-style shooting. Today‘s line includes the Ultimate range of fluid heads, Cine D and carbon fiber tripods. OConnor‘s most recent technological achievement is the 120EX, the flagship of its new series of Extended Capacity fluid heads – the EX range.

Along with five other leading brands in the broadcast industry, OConnor is part of Camera Dynamics Inc., a Vitec Group company.

About The Vitec Group plc

The Vitec Group plc is acknowledged as a global leader in the supply of equipment and services to the broadcasting, entertainment and photographic industries and has established a reputation for technical excellence and superior engineering along with an astute business strategy which has seen it grow by acquisition. Innovation is a cornerstone of the Group‘s activities and the organisation is committed to a policy of continuous product development. With revenues (2006) of £222m ($400m) and over 1500 employees world-wide, its products are distributed in almost 100 countries, through a strong,

fully-resourced distribution network or direct to the end user or corporate customer. More information can be found at