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WTLW-TV Modernizes With Myers

WESTERN OHIO’S CHRISTIAN TELEVISION INSTALLS PROTRACK TV FOR SALES & TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

Northampton, MA – Myers Information Systems – a long-standing developer of broadcast traffic, business, and content management software – today announced a successful integration of the company’s flagship ProTrack TV product for Lima, OH-based Christian broadcaster WTLW-TV. The Myers suite also provides support to the West Ohio Sports Net (WOSN), an affiliated community outreach sports channel.

“Our previous traffic software was installed in 1992,” said WTLW/WOSN traffic manager Kelli Getz. “We needed to upgrade [and] researched several companies, finally narrowing it down to Myers and one other. After going through the ProTrack demo, we felt Myers was the right one for our needs, not only because of their software – including the daily server back-up option so we can remain operational in the event of a catastrophe – but also Myers’ reliability and 24-hour tech support.” On-site training meant extra long days for station staff, “but it was well worth it … all our questions were answered and the material was presented in an understandable manner; with ProTrack, we’ll get better, more timely sales reports so our people can use their time more effectively.”

“We are extremely pleased to welcome WTLW and WOSN to our growing client family,” said Crist Myers, company CEO and president. “ProTrack’s features and functionality are well suited to manage broadcast content and business workflows, whether for a public, religious or commercial station.”

Myers’ highly regarded flagship suite, ProTrack, is available in both radio and television editions. It offers comprehensive scheduling and business management for individual, multichannel and multi-station facilities. Actively used by more than 226 media outlets, supporting more than 1,300 channels, ProTrack provides a high-level of structure and scalability, without sacrificing flexibility, for today’s rapidly evolving media environments.

ABOUT MYERS INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Myers Information Systems, Inc. has been developing broadcast management software since 1989. The Company provides technology and services for television, radio and other digital media providers designed to improve every aspect of their operations, from contracting to invoicing, media management to scheduling, and from trafficking to reconciliation. For more information, please visit: www.myersinfosys.com

ABOUT WTLW and WOSN
On-air since 1982, Lima, OH-based WTLW exists to affect a Christian influence on society through a well-rounded selection of programs. WOSN, a community outreach of WTLW launched in 2010, is a regional sports network dedicated to encouraging the spiritual, physical and character development of student athletes. For further information, please visit: www.wtlw.com and www.wosn.tv

Myers Information Systems contact: Crist Myers
+1-413-585-9820 / sales@myersinfosys.com

Press contact: Desert Moon Communications / Harriet Diener
+1-845-512-8283 / harriet@desertmooncomm.com

NETIA and First Gulf Extend Radio-Assist(TM) Installation at Radio Riyadh to Three Regional Sites

New NETIA Workstations at Jizan, Hail, and Tabuk Enable Easy Media Exchange With Central Riyadh Station

CLARET, France — July 12, 2012 — NETIA today announced that it is working with systems integrator First Gulf to extend the Radio-Assist(TM) 8 suite of digital audio software at Radio Riyadh to include three regional stations in Saudi Arabia, located in the cities of Jizan, Hail, and Tabuk. Part of a larger multi-year national media infrastructure project overseen by the Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information (MOCI), the extension of Radio-Assist brings more sophisticated production tools to the three stations and simplifies their exchange of media with the kingdom’s central Radio Riyadh station. NETIA technology already plays a key role in the restoration, digitization, and preservation of audiovisual media of cultural and historical importance in Saudi Arabia.

“We are proud to be working with NETIA to extend state-of-the-art production and broadcast capabilities to regional stations and to facilitate and streamline the exchange of content between the country’s radio broadcasters,” said Naim G. Saidi, CEO of First Gulf Company.

The Radio-Assist 8 range of digital audio software programs covers the entire operation of a radio station, addressing acquisition, sound file editing, commercial and music production, scheduling, multicasting, data security, and administration. The installation of Radio-Assist at Jizan, Hail, and Tabuk ensures the interoperability of media management systems across broadcast stations and provides the foundation for shared access to the extensive national archives being created by MOCI.

“Saudi Arabia is undertaking an ambitious upgrade to its national media infrastructure, and we’re pleased to be a part of this project,” said Thomas Dresch, project manager at NETIA. “With this latest NETIA installation, key radio stations across the country have been able improve their local production capabilities while taking much greater advantage of resources and programming at Radio Riyadh.”

More information about NETIA and its products is available at www.netia.com.

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About NETIA
NETIA, a GlobeCast company, is a leading provider of software solutions that enable efficient management and delivery of content to today’s full array of media platforms. Relied on by more than 10,000 users in 200 installations in more than 40 countries, NETIA solutions allow content producers and owners to manage content from ingest to delivery, targeting multiplatform outlets including the Internet, VOD, IPTV services, and mobile devices.

NETIA provides content management solutions to major radio and television brands and multimedia groups around the world. Clients include BSkyB, RAI Italy, Radio Oman, France Telecom/Orange, RTM Malaysia, Mediacorp Singapore, RTL, Radio France, the Associated Press, France Televisions, and L’Équipe 24/24. NETIA has its headquarters in France, with offices in the United States, Paris, Rome, and Singapore, in addition to a global network of professional distribution partners.

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SmithsonMartin Inc. Announces New Retail Pricing Structure for Entire Product Line, Including Emulator, Kontrol Surface 1974

TORONTO, 26 April 2012— SmithsonMartin Inc., the company that brought musicians and producers Emulator and which released the Kontrol Surface 1974 last December, announced significant price reductions to its entire product line. Effective immediately, retailers can now access the Emulator, Kontrol Surface 1974 and a range of accessories at a fraction of the previous cost. Among the most notable price reductions is the Emulator Lifetime License, which last month was reduced from $499 to $99.

The price reductions, which have been made possible as a result of SmithsonMartin’s increased purchasing leverage and the elimination of its two-tier distribution model, represents an outstanding opportunity for retailers to capture additional margin on the most innovative DJ and MIDI control products currently available on the market.

New Opportunities for Retailers
Now that SmithsonMartin has extended its market recognition well beyond the DJ market into areas such as lighting, broadcast, houses of worship and other areas, our company has significantly increased its purchasing power,” observes CEO Alan Smithson. “This has in turn enabled us to reward our network of international resellers with greater pricing flexibility — and the opportunity to earn very generous margins on if they choose to stock our products.” Following is a summary of new prices for SmithsonMartin’s product line (effective April 1, 2012):

By selling its products direct to retailers and bypassing traditional distribution, SmithsonMartin is able to offer its retailer partners who keep stock attractive sales margins, while offering generously increased margins for its entire retailer base. The company will also continue to offer products through its state of the art eCommerce site, which provides outstanding product support and shipping / logistics capabilities. SmithsonMartin has also become a vendor through www.XchangeMarket.com, a new service that allows retailers to sell software without carrying stock. “Resellers are moving more towards an on-demand purchasing model and XchangeMarket is the ultimate in instant delivery of software serial codes for our customers. Guitar Center has lead the way by adopting this technology early, thus making it the industry standard for software sales moving forward.” Commented Mr. Smithson.

The MIDI software of choice for a broad range of professionals
Recently, SmithsonMartin has significantly extended its user base as its Emulator multi-touch MIDI control software has become the go-to software for lighting designers, video artists, clubs, broadcast professionals and houses of worship. This month, SmithsonMartin will release its Emulator Modular 1.2, which ships with a range of specialized buttons, knobs and sliders, while offering bi-directional MIDI support for the most widely used software platforms.

For a full description of the new pricing, including accessories, please visit www.SmithsonMartin.com or contact Julie Smithson at 1-416-219-8749 or Julie@smithsonmartin.com

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Kontrol Surface 1974 controlling GrandMA 2 software to light Skrillex at Ultrafest 2012.

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NETIA Unveils Enhanced Version of Content Management System (CMS) at 2012 NAB Show

New Release of NETIA Content Management System (CMS) Streamlines Use of Metadata to Boost Indexing and Search Capabilities

CLARET, France — March 15, 2012 — NETIA, a leading software manufacturer of media asset management and radio automation solutions, today announced an enhanced version of its Content Management System (CMS). NETIA’s CMS allows users to manage all processes within the global production environment through simple, easy-to-manage workflow and task automation. The new release, to be demonstrated at the 2012 NAB Show, leverages all of the power of NETIA’s popular CMS and includes enriched features in its metadata management module, more robust indexing tools, and more flexible control over the entire system. more

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Myers Enables Metadata Delivery For PBS Channel In The United Kingdom

Northampton, MA – Myers Information Systems – a leading developer of broadcast traffic, business, and content management software – today announced the successful implementation of a metadata delivery platform that will enable the airing of PBS content to audiences internationally. The platform was developed for PBS Distribution (PBSd), a joint venture of PBS and WGBH, Boston’s prolific public television outlet, with international rights to a significant library of public television titles. Myers will supply metadata for the programs identified by PBSd, enabling the new PBS UK service to populate its traffic and scheduling system.

“Myers’ long-standing commitment to PBS, coupled with an in-depth understanding of our operations, made the company an ideal trusted partner for this unique outreach project,” said Tom Koch, vice president of PBS Distribution. “We look forward to a successful collaboration with the Myers team as we extend our programming to new audiences overseas.” more

Netia CMS to Enable SONUMA Digital Archive Project

NETIA Software Suite to Streamline End-to-End Workflow — From Ingest and Indexing to Search and Delivery — for 120,000 Hours of RTBF Content

CLARET, France — Aug. 22, 2011 — NETIA today announced that Belgium’s SONUMA, a subsidiary of RTBF (Radio Télévision Belge Francophone) and the publicly funded company responsible for the digitization and commercialization of RTBF audiovisual archives, is implementing the NETIA content management system (CMS) to manage tens of thousands of hours of archive video and audio. The NETIA CMS will simplify the task of preserving, managing, and accessing content within SONUMA’s rapidly growing digital library, which in turn will support hundreds of RTBF journalists and enable delivery of archived media to the company’s partner news organizations. more

Myers ProTrack Advances Ave Maria Radio

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CATHOLIC STATION TO ADD STATE-OF-THE-ART TRAFFIC & SCHEDULING

Northampton, MA– Myers Information Systems – a leading developer of broadcast traffic, business, and content management software – today announced a contract to implement the company’s flagship ProTrack Radio management suite for Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Ave Maria Radio. The Catholic Church affiliated station broadcasts a mix of news, analysis, teaching, devotions and music over-the-air and via alternative platforms such as the Internet. more

SMPTE Australia 2011 Show Preview Netia Exhibiting With Syncrotech — Booth E24

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About NETIA
NETIA is a leading provider of software solutions that enable efficient management and delivery of content to today’s full array of media platforms. Relied on by more than 10,000 users in 200 installations in more than 40 countries, NETIA solutions allow content producers and owners to manage content from ingest to delivery, targeting multiplatform outlets including the Internet, VOD, IPTV services, and mobile devices. more

Netia Radio-Assist 8 Provides Comprehensive Digital Media Platform for Cape Verde Broadcaster

Radiotelevisão Caboverdiana to Deploy Radio-Assist 8 Digital Audio Software Across Five Stations on Five Islands

CLARET, France — March 7, 2011 — NETIA today announced that it will provide its Radio-Assist(TM) 8 suite of digital audio software to Rádio de Cabo Verde (RCV) to standardize and streamline ingest, production, broadcast, and archiving across five Group Radiotelevisão Caboverdiana (RTC) stations on five islands. Working with systems integrator EuroCOM and in partnership with Radio France Internationale to provide some of the content, NETIA will enable RTC to prepare and deliver regional news broadcasts in Portuguese and local Creole to the Cape Verde islands of Praia, Mindelo, Sal, Fogo, and Santa Caterina.

“As we consolidate and strengthen digital media workflows at RTC facilities, our primary objectives are to unify, centralize, and harmonize all existing systems and, in turn, to improve production and distribution of content,” said Francisco Monteiro, communication and marketing director for RCV. “NETIA’s software system, which is well recognized throughout the industry, will provide us with the range of professional tools we require to complete this project successfully.” more

Myers ProLink Enables Schedule And Metadata Sharing Among Indiana Public Television Stations

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Northampton, MA (January 13, 2011) – Myers Information Systems – a leading developer of broadcast traffic, business, and content management software – today announced that all eight television stations that make up the Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (IPBS) alliance are now using its exclusive ProLink Service to distribute and share broadcast schedules, program offers and related metadata. Using ProTrack’s ProLink platform provides a single station the ability to centrally manage and schedule time slots for the recently launched Indiana Channel. more

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