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Clear-Com Announces Seamless Roaming For Tempest2400 at the 2012 NAB Show

New Product Breakthrough Delivers Uninterrupted Coverage for Large-Scale Broadcasts

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 16, 2012 ? Clear-Com, a global leader in critical voice communication systems, today is pleased to unlock the Seamless Roaming capability for its Tempest2400 digital wireless intercom at the 2012 NAB Show (Booth C8008). Further enhancing one of the most feature-rich and robust system within Clear-Com’s wireless product line, Tempest Seamless Roaming will be most applicable in large mixed facilities that are separated by sizeable distances such as campus buildings, multi-studio environments and/or outdoor venues.

“With Seamless Roaming, a Tempest2400 wireless BeltStation can cover an extensive area with multiple zones that would not be adequately supported by a single BaseStation installation,” says Craig Fredrickson, Clear-Com’s wireless product manager. “This allows broadcasters to focus on critical production cues rather than having to change the settings on their wireless BeltStations when moving within a venue.”

Tempest Seamless Roaming is meant for individuals on the production team who must move freely and wirelessly from a given coverage area to another without interference or dropout of intercom communication. Base stations are linked together with the newest ZSync (Zero Synchronization) Technology. The ZSync Technology provides a zero sync reference that coordinates the hopping patterns of all connected BaseStations every time the system is powered up, irrespective of random time variation in power up sequences, to provide improved system performance and a seamless wireless experience.

With the Seamless Roaming feature, BeltStation users can migrate between as many as 16 different Tempest2400 BaseStations (coverage areas or zones). Both Seamless Roaming and iSelect Roaming are available to accommodate virtually every application need.

The Tempest2400, designed with Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) technology, utilizes a narrow band signal that is continually changing frequencies to powerfully burn through RF noise and interference. Because of FHSS technology, the Tempest system does not compete with signals from other 2.4 GHz wireless devices, minimizing frequency coordination and enabling flawless performance. Moreover, the wireless system features state-of-the-art 2xTX Transmission Voice Data Redundancy, which sends each packet of audio data twice on different frequencies and through different antennas, ensuring uninterrupted audio communications. Via four- and two-wire connections, it can interoperate with other Clear-Com intercom systems, as well as those from other manufacturers.

Tempest2400 offers three different modes of operations—Normal, Shared and Split. All modes are supported under the Seamless Roaming function. A single Tempest2400 in Normal mode can support between one and five full-duplex wireless users who always need to speak on the intercom system. However, in Split or Shared mode, an unlimited number of users can monitor the conversation and share talk capability. A combination of Tempest systems operating in either Normal or Shared mode can co-exist in the same environment for the ultimate in flexibility. Each digital BeltStation offers four audio channels. By stacking up to 10 BaseStations together, 50 independent, full-duplex wireless BeltStations can operate together in a single system.

About Clear-Com
Clear-Com, an HME company, is a global provider in professional voice communications systems since 1968. We develop and market proven intercom technologies such as Analog & Digital Partyline, Digital Matrix, Wireless and Intercom-over-IP systems for critical communication applications in broadcast, performance venues, military, government and enterprise markets. Recognized for our legacy of intercom innovations, production teams around the world have come to depend on Clear-Com for clear, reliable and scalable communications solutions. For more information, please visit www.clearcom.com.

About HM Electronics, Inc. (HME)
HM Electronics, Inc. is a diverse group of companies providing solutions that enhance productivity and customer service in markets including restaurants, sports and professional audio. Founded in 1971, we sell, service and support products in 89 countries worldwide, via company-owned offices in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and China, and an extensive network of HME-authorized distributors, dealers and service agents. Every day quick service restaurants take over 24 million orders using HME systems. With the recent acquisition of Clear-Com, HME is the world’s leading provider of professional intercom systems. To learn more, visit www.hme.com.

Myers ProTrack Helps Launch Temple University Television

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Northampton, MA (December 8, 2010) – Myers Information Systems – a leading developer of broadcast traffic, business, and content management software – today announced a successful deployment of its flagship ProTrack TV application suite in the recent rollout of Temple University Television (TUTV). The campus facility, housed within the new Kal & Lucille Rudman Media Production Center, offers two channels of programming drawn from the highly regarded School of Communications & Theater (SCT) as well as other University schools and colleges, plus community and professional broadcast partners. TUTV is available to city of Philadelphia residents via Comcast and Verizon FiOS cable systems; online access for viewers living outside the cable coverage area will begin in January. more

Maine Public Broadcasting Comes Home to Myers ProTrack

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Northampton, MA (December 1, 2010) – Myers Information Systems – a leading developer of broadcast traffic, business, and content management software – today announced a successful
implementation of its flagship ProTrack TV application suite at the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. As the state’s premier independent media resource, MPBN offers a world of information, ideas and cultural content to the citizens of Maine from its facilities in Bangor, Lewiston and Portland.

An early adopter of ProTrack TV beginning in 1992, MPB was compelled to switch to a more radio-centric product in 2004 to satisfy needs on the network’s audio side. “It was important for everyone to use the same system; it was easier for TV to change since they already understood the concepts,” said Gil Maxwell, senior VP and chief technology officer. “We had many reasons to want a return to ProTrack; compatibility with PBS’s Next Generation Interconnect System [automated content delivery] tipped the scales for us. The whole process was very smooth … people from Myers came on-site the week prior to help with the transition and teach our staff using real world data. They stayed to help us with last minute details and remained accessible after the transition, even calling several times to check on us. The critical piece that made it all go smoothly was the Myers training … our operators didn’t have to juggle two systems any more than necessary. They were able to start using ProTrack right away, so their training could have maximum impact.” Maxwell described it as “the smoothest major transition I’ve undertaken in years; I wish they would all go so well.” more

Myers To Show ProTrack Broadcast Management Suite At GV Expo 2010

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GV EXPO BOOTH # 538

MYERS TO SHOW ITS PROTRACK BROADCAST
MANAGEMENT SUITE AT GV EXPO 2010

Northampton, MA (November 16, 2010) – Myers Information Systems will demonstrate the full range of its popular ProTrack business management systems in Booth #538 at Government Video Expo 2010 (December 1-2 in Washington, DC). ProTrack is a comprehensive, scalable solution for broadcast traffic, scheduling, programming, and sales management; it supports numerous content workflow models and industry segments, including: Commercial, Government and Public media, as well as Community, Corporate, Educational, Satellite, and Faith-Based media entities.

The Myers team will highlight ProTrack’s new Media Asset Management (MAM) module, providing business rule-based life-cycle control over digital content files. ProTrack MAM ensures that multi-channel / multi-platform content is accurately identified, catalogued, and made available for airplay as needed. Each asset’s location, audio / video format, aspect ratio, and other critical metadata are accessible to both the user interface and to automated processes for migration among storage devices, playlist (automation) execution, and other content management tasks. more

Audemat Launch New iPhone App for Scripteasy Masterview

Audemat’s iMasterview ApplicationiMasterview Set to Revolutionize the Field of Broadcast Facility Management

April 8th, Miami, FL – Audemat, the monitoring specialists within the WorldCast Systems group, are set to introduce iMasterview, an exciting new application for their revolutionary Scripteasy software, at NAB 2010.

The Scripteasy software suite is currently utilized in hundreds of broadcast facilities throughout the US and worldwide to configure and control every aspect of a studio or transmitter site. The intuitive interface, consists of the ScriptEasy Designer which supports easy development and the MasterView module which allows real time status display and management. This latest development enables the user to have access to the Masterview application on their iPhone or 3G-enabled device to see at a glance the status and performance of their network. more

All New Mini Control Silver to Launch at NAB 2010

New Mini Control SilverNew Cost Effective and Compact Option for Broadcast Facility Management

April 8th, Miami, FL – Audemat, the monitoring specialists within the WorldCast Systems group, will launch a brand new addition to their cost effective Silver range of Broadcast Facility Management Solutions at the NAB 2010 show in Las Vegas.

This compact and powerful tool offers the extensive functionality of its older brother, the Remote Control Silver, in a handy new size and at an extremely competitive price.

This IP based unit offers 8 digital inputs, 8 analog inputs, 8 contact closures and critically, supports the Scripteasy software suite enabling broadcast engineers to benefit from the extensive scripting, telemetry and SNMP technology for which Audemat is renowned. Analog inputs can be used to monitor audio levels and the unit, as an option, can store audio files to serve as back-up. Supplied in the DIN format commonly used in PBX or IT rooms, the Mini Control Silver can be easily integrated into transmitter sites. more

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