The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® Announces 2012-2013 Steering Committee

P&E Wing Leadership Tackles Important Issues Including Sound Quality, Performance and Intellectual Property Rights, Proper Crediting, Metadata and Education

The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® has announced its 2012-2013 Steering Committee, the leadership group of the P&E Wing, which researches and recommends solutions for technical and economic issues facing today’s music production professionals. The newly seated Committee, consisting of a diverse array of music engineers, producers and audio professionals, will build upon the significant legacy established by prior Steering Committees and work to identify and evaluate key issues confronting music production professionals, with the goal of finding meaningful solutions and suggestions for the industry moving forward.

The P&E Wing 2012–2013 Steering Committee includes the following music industry professionals: Chuck Ainlay (Nashville), Carlos Alvarez (Miami), Eric Boulanger (Los Angeles), Richard Burgess (Washington, D.C.), Ed Cherney (Los Angeles), Mike Clink (Los Angeles), Bob Ludwig (Portland, Maine), James McKinney (Washington, D.C.), Phil Nicolo (Philadelphia), and Dan Workman (Houston).

Steering Committee Co-Chairs Mike Clink and James McKinney will remain in their current positions as the P&E Wing continues to advocate for excellence in sound recording, audio technologies, education in the recording arts, and the rights of music creators overall.

“We owe a great deal of gratitude to all of our past Steering Committee members, including John Alagia, Jeff Balding, Jimmy Douglass, Nathaniel Kunkel, Glenn Lorbecki, Sylvia Massy, Keith Olsen, Phil Ramone, Elliot Scheiner, Tommy Tallarico and Eric Schilling,” states Maureen Droney, Sr. Executive Director of the P&E Wing. “They laid the groundwork and continue to be involved in our initiatives as we more forward. Many would agree that this is a trying time in the industry, and we need the talents of all of our members to face these challenges, find solutions and proceed with new paradigms.”

Member biographies:

Chuck Ainlay is a multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner, one of Nashville’s top recording and mixing engineers, a pioneer in using surround sound technology, and a leading advocate for high quality audio. He has worked as a producer or engineer for such diverse talents as Dire Straits, Emmylou Harris, Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, and many more. Ainlay was the ACM Engineer of the Year in 2009 and 2011.

Carlos Alvarez’s engineering and production career has taken him around the world working with a variety of artists including, Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, Carrie Underwood, Juan Luis Guerra, and Julio Iglesias among others. He’s won three GRAMMYs and seven Latin GRAMMYs for his work with and including, Alejandro Sanz (El Tren de los Momentos, Best Latin Pop Album 2007), Jose Feliciano (Senor Bachata, mixer-Best Tropical Album 2008), Luis Enrique (Ciclos, mixer-Best Tropical Album 2009). Serving on The Recording Academy’s Florida Chapter Board of Governors since 2002, he lives, plays the bass, and operates his studio in South Florida.

Eric ‘V’ Boulanger of The Mastering Lab is a classically trained violinist who has performed at some of the most celebrated venues in the country. Eric holds a degree in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and has mixed and/or mastered records across a variety of genres with credits including Colbie Caillat, The Bravery, Kate Bush, and Chris Botti. With the P&E Wing, Eric has taken a lead role in Apple’s “Mastered for iTunes”, which aims to improve the quality of current and future downloaded music.

Richard James Burgess Ph.D. has produced, recorded and/or performed on numerous platinum albums with such diverse artists as Spandau Ballet, America and New Edition. He authored The Art of Record Production in 1997 and the second and third editions entitled The Art of Music Production, now being updated for a fourth edition on Oxford University Press. He is also known for his pioneering work with synthesizers, computers and sampling. Recently, he produced the six-disc box-set release JAZZ: The Smithsonian Anthology.

Ed Cherney is a GRAMMY-winning producer/engineer known for his work with a variety of artists, among them Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, and the Rolling Stones. Over the years, he has amassed six GRAMMY nominations and two wins, in addition to seven TEC Award nominations and five wins, as well as three EMMY nominations. A founding member of the Music Producers Guild of America, the P&E Wing’s direct forerunner, Cherney has also served as Governor of the Los Angeles Chapter of The Recording Academy and is a board member at McNally Smith College. He has recently completed a Latin Jazz album for Alejandro Fernandez, along with a new Matthew Morrison (Glee) project, both with Phil Ramone producing. He is currently producing tracks for the band Honey Honey.

Mike Clink has produced projects that have sold more than 70 million records worldwide. Known for working with legendary rock acts such as Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses and Metallica, Clink also specializes in developing new talent for his label, No Relief Records. A pioneer in live recording and distribution, he started a new media company that specializes in the instantaneous fulfillment of CDs with added value content available immediately after a concert event. Clink frequently speaks on panels for The Recording Academy and the Audio Engineering Society (AES).

Bob Ludwig is a multi-GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY-winning mastering engineer with degrees in music education, performance (trumpet) and music literature from the Eastman School of Music and an honorary doctorate from the University of Southern Maine. He was the first person to be honored with the Les Paul Award for “consistently outstanding achievements in the professional audio industry,” as well as the TEC Award for “Outstanding Creative Achievement, Mastering Engineer” an unprecedented 15 times. He served as Co-Chair of the P&E Wing from 2004-2008.

James McKinney is Committee Co-Chair and an accomplished pianist/keyboardist, vocalist, musical director, songwriter, arranger, producer, educator, businessman and philanthropist. Since relocating to Washington, D.C. in 1988, McKinney has performed for three U.S. Presidents and has performed with the likes of Kenny Burrell, Kenny Lattimore, Stevie Wonder, and more. McKinney serves on the Board of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of The Recording Academy and is also a National Trustee.

Phil Nicolo is a GRAMMY-winning producer/engineer who founded Studio 4 in 1980, a recording studio in Philadelphia where he and his brother established themselves as a force in all genres of music production, from rock to R&B, mainstream to cutting edge. In 1989, Ruffhouse Records was launched out of Studio 4 operations, and over the next ten years was responsible for the careers of Lauryn Hill, the Fugees, Cypress Hill, Wyclef Jean and Kriss Kross. Phil’s producing and engineering credits include Aerosmith, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Urge Overkill, Sting, among many others. Current projects include new releases from Rusted Root, Title Fight and Lauryn Hill. Phil is also President of the newly relaunched Ruffhouse Records.

Dan Workman is president of SugarHill Studios, Houston, Texas, the oldest continuously operating recording studio in the U.S. He has engineered GRAMMY-winning, and platinum recordings for Texas’ most notable artists including Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child, Clay Walker, and ZZ Top. Workman now produces full time, is currently working with Kareem Salama, The Southern Backtones, The Wheel Workers, and opera chanteuse, Alicia Gianni.

Genelec Introduces New Smart Active Monitor™ (SAM™) Concept

— SAMs are Genelec active audio monitoring systems that also have the capability and intelligence enabling them to adapt automatically and flexibly to their acoustical environments through a set of proprietary tools —

Genelec, the world’s longstanding pioneer in active monitoring, has introduced its new Smart Active Monitor™ (SAM™) concept. As part of a new streamlined marketing effort, Genelec has folded its line of DSP monitors under the SAM classification, which now includes all Genelec monitors with a 82xx product name (for instance, the award-winning 8260A Tri-Amplified DSP Monitor System). Models in the SAM range are capable of automatically adapting to acoustical environments to offer an indispensable tool for sound professionals in broadcasting, post production, music studios and more. A SAM system can be controlled with digital networking, enabling users to build highly flexible computer-controlled systems of monitors.

Dr. Aki V. Mäkivirta, Genelec Research and Development Manager, noted, “Smart Active Monitoring is a concept that bundles all the benefits of Genelec’s advanced monitoring systems to a single, easily understandable and descriptive term. SAM is also a concept that describes perfectly the current technology leap pioneered by Genelec in the evolution of the active monitoring loudspeaker – the transition from the analog to the digital world, where digital technologies, along with software features, increase quality and bring unique user experiences to the customers, and enable seamless integration of monitoring speakers and subwoofers to a well-calibrated and correctly aligned reproduction system. At Genelec, we believe that progress towards Smart Active Monitors will open a new era in the development of the audio monitoring industry.”

The acoustical features of SAMs can be optimized with automatic calibration for different working styles or client demands. Such adaptations include aligning levels at the listening position, adjusting delays from the signal input to the listening location, and compensating for the acoustical room influences in the frequency responses (equalization). One of these proprietary tools is AutoCal™, Genelec´s acoustic calibration solution that is supplied alongside the Genelec Loudspeaker Management software package, GLM. SAM effectively reflects the most advanced monitoring system features available in the audio industry. The capabilities of SAMs are also future-proof and can be increased later with software upgrades both in the monitoring speakers themselves and in the system management software.

Will Eggleston, Genelec USA Marketing Director, stated, “The SAM launch marks the beginning of a new era in audio monitoring for Genelec, thanks to the rise of digital technology and evolving market expectations about the possibilities of audio monitors. Also, designers of systems have shown that digital monitors have some notable capabilities beyond the analog realm. SAM embodies the shift from the analog to the digital world, looking at increasing sound quality and the listening experience of the user while allowing the integration of monitors and subs into a correctly aligned reproduction system.”

Using GLM software and AutoCal™, a monitor can be turned into the reference it needs to be in today’s demanding environment for engineers. This improves performance and not only helps the user to achieve a flat frequency response at listening position but also handles phase alignment in between monitors and subwoofer and not least time-of-flight compensation, the latter of high importance when retro-fitting systems in existing rooms where equal distance between all monitors and listening position may not be possible to respect.

In addition to the traditional building blocks of an active monitoring speaker, SAMs contain the following building blocks:

Digital signal processing of the audio signal instead of traditional analog filtering, making SAMs very flexible and precise.
Control networking, enabling SAMs to form a seamless reproductions system, fully controllable at the main listening position.
Acoustical measurement system, enabling multipoint measurements of acoustical environment at the listening area.
Sophisticated automatic system calibration algorithm, enabling SAMs to adapt to their acoustic environments and to be integrated as a full reproduction system.
Graphical User Interface, enabling users to interact with all components of the monitoring system and to customize the system to best fit to the environments and applications.

For more information, please visit www.genelecusa.com/.

Aphex® Expands Distribution with New International Reps

— On behalf of Aphex®, U.K.-based World Marketing Associates will serve EMEA, while San Diego-based International Sales will serve Pacific Rim, India, Australia, Latin and South America —

As part of its recent growth, Aphex®, a leader in audio enhancement technology for more than 35 years, is proud to announce that it has expanded its international distribution network to include U.K.-based World Marketing Associates, under the direction of Francis Williams; and San Diego-based International Sales, under the direction of Joe Manning.

In their new capacity with Aphex, World Marketing Associates will be serving as manufacturer’s reps for the territory of Europe, the Middle-East and Africa (EMEA). International Sales, on the other hand, will serve Pacific Rim, India, Australia, Latin and South America.

“The next year is going to be a big one for us, with many new product introductions and continued market penetration,” stated Rick McClendon, Aphex General Manager. “As we grow and evolve, our sales and support network will create vital links between Aphex and the marketplace, and we are really excited about our new international representation with World Marketing Associates and International Sales, and the geographical relationships made possible by these appointments.”

Barix Real-Time Clock Keeps Devices Ticking

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, December 3, 2012 — Audio over IP pioneer Barix addresses network downtime with its new Real-Time Clock accessory, ensuring that audio and control devices continue operating uninterrupted during network failures — keeping mission-critical operations for broadcast radio, streaming media, building automation and other applications on time.

The market-agnostic, self-sustaining reference clock plugs into any device with an RS232 serial port, including but not limited to Barix IP audio and control products. The Barix Real-Time Clock (RTC) maintains time, even when unpowered, for years. This allows the RTC to provide time information immediately after a device startup, independent of a network-based time reference.

“Barix devices are normally network-connected and receive the time through that connection, but what if, after a power outage, the network connection remains down?” asks Johannes G. Rietschel, CEO and founder of Barix AG. “It’s a serious concern if your operation requires time-dependent logging or control. The Barix Real-Time Clock provides that time source to maintain operations.”

Rietschel points to specific examples for streaming media and building automation. Retail businesses, for example, often operate “Store and Play” systems for in-store audio that are programmed to run time-based announcements and playlists. The Barix Real-Time Clock allows the device to work offline without network connection, playing out audio messages and time-sensitive content on time. Similarly, broadcasters streaming syndicated programs with local network IDs, jingles, ads and promos can trigger events on schedule without affecting the on-air content.

For building automation, Rietschel notes that Barix Barionet IP control devices can use the RTC to gain independence from network time references, continuing to switch lights and boilers on and off if the network goes south. This ensures that energy-saving techniques for schools, businesses and other facilities continue without disruption.

“The overarching benefit for any operation is that your devices can read the time from the RTC and run critical programs as scheduled,” he said. “It’s a low-cost accessory that can make a big difference.”

Barix will show the Real-Time Clock along with its latest one-way and two-way IP audio devices at the ISE show in Amsterdam, taking place January 29-31, 2012 at the RAI Exhibition Center (Booth #2-E64).

About Barix AG (www.barix.com)
Barix AG, headquartered in Zurich Switzerland, specializes in research and development of state of the art IP based communication and control technology. The company is a long-term and reliable supplier of IP audio and control devices, with more than 150,000 devices shipped in its first decade of business. Barix products are stand-alone and able to remotely connect worldwide over standard networks / Internet offering new and improved solutions to the commercial audio distribution, communication and automation industry. Barix products provide solutions in Audio over IP (audio distribution and monitoring, communication, security) and automation (remote controlling, monitoring and maintenance).

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Barix AG, Seefeldstrasse 303, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
Phone: +41 43 43322 11, Fax: +41 44 2742849
Barix Technology Inc, St. Paul, MN – (866) 815-0866

http://www.barix.com

http://www.ip-audio.info

Stratus Broadcast Solutions Taps Myers to Manage PBS Content

Northampton, MA – Myers Information Systems – a respected developer of broadcast traffic, business, and content management software – today announced a successful integration of the company’s flagship ProTrack™ Television suite at the central hub facility of Stratus Broadcast Solutions in Davenport, Iowa. The Myers installation supports WYCC, a Chicago area PBS member station which recently hired Stratus to provide master control and trafficking services.

The complex project was completed on-schedule, despite an extremely tight three week timeframe. Using the company’s cloud-based ProHost solution, Myers temporarily assumed responsibility for program scheduling and trafficking services while fine tuning the interface between Stratus and WYCC. The live ProTrack database, along with day-to-day on-air responsibility for WYCC, was then transitioned to a physical server in the Stratus facility.

“The Joint Master Control (JMC) service model has become a core operational option in both the commercial and public television station communities. The efficiencies of the shared services infrastructure reduces the capital need and creates an innovative profitability model for the local broadcaster,” said Marc Jaromin, Stratus president and CEO. “We were fortunate to partner with
Myers – their professionalism and experience in the public television sector really helped to make a smooth and efficient transition for all concerned.”

“I’m very proud of our team,” said Crist Myers, company CEO and president. “They successfully, provided an interim workflow during the transition from WYCC to Stratus, and ‘transplanted’ the live ProTrack system onto Stratus’s servers – typically a six-weeks or more undertaking – all in a record-breaking three weeks … and they got it all done during the annual PBS and NAB conventions!”

Myers’ proven 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, scalability, and systems integration 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 STRATUS BROADCAST SOLUTIONS
Stratus Broadcast Solutions, LLC is a next generation shared services broadcast hub providing leading joint
master control operations, media management, business services and content production partnerships for the independent and small group television broadcaster. Stratus provides the “One Source” efficiencies of scale and operational savings that were once available only to the largest broadcast groups. For further information, please visit: www.stratusbroadcast.com

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

Sugarland’s Kristian Bush to Keynote 4th Annual Nahville Recording Workshop + Expo 2013

NASHVILLE: Kristian Bush, one-half of the award-winning super-duo, Sugarland, will deliver the keynote address to kick off the 4th annual Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo. NRW+E 2013 returns to the Rocketown Event Center in downtown Nashville, February 15 & 16.

A singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and personal studio owner, Bush joins a prestigious list of artists including: Ricky Skaggs, Ben Folds and Keb Mo, who have who have set the tone for previous NRW+E events by highlighting the role of technology in the creative process. Joining Bush for an aural romp through the stages of a recent production will be his long-time collaborator, producer/engineer, Tom Tapley.

NRW+E is designed to share the expertise of audio pros with home studio owners, be they musicians, songwriters, producers or engineers. The event will feature showcase presentations by top industry professionals; exhibits by many leading audio gear manufacturers and, an opening evening reception. The Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo 2013 is presented by the AES Nashville Section in conjunction with the Audio Engineering Society.

“The highly successful Project Studio Expo introduced at the recent 133rd AES Convention in SF, was modeled in no small part on NRW+E,” said event Chair, Jim Kaiser. “Last year the program formula truly jelled. The balance of information in the three tracks: Production, Engineering and Songwriting/ Publishing, offered ample learning opportunities for every attendee, regardless of their primary interests. Our special focus on live presentations, including in-depth, end-of-day project profiles by Keb Mo and Beth Neilsen Chapman, was particularly well received. Rocketown proved an excellent venue, and all our attendees were informed, entertained and inspired,” Kaiser adds.

Industry notables who have presented at previous NRW+Es include: George Massenburg, Russ Long, Nathan Chapman, Glenn Meadows, Rich Adler and Lynn Fuston. This year’s program is being developed now, and program updates will soon be online. Registration information and exhibition/ sponsorship details for this very affordable event can be found online at www.nashvillerecordingworkshop.com.

“Discounts and early-bird rates are available for students and members of a number of professional organizations. An NRW+E registration is the perfect holiday gift for the recordist on your list,” Kaiser concludes.

Photo: Kristian Bush of Sugarland, is keynote speaker for the Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo, Feb. 15

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The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers. The AES counts over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. For additional information visit http://www.aes.org

StreamGuys Expands Digital Media Footprint for The Radio Network of New Zealand

Company’s cloud-based streaming architecture helps large broadcaster target mobile devices to foster network-wide audience growth

BAYSIDE, CALIFORNIA, November 28, 2012 – Content delivery network and streaming media provider StreamGuys Inc. now supports all live and on-demand audio streaming for The Radio Network (TRN) of New Zealand — helping one of the nation’s largest broadcasters improve audio quality and expand its streaming footprint beyond the desktop.

TRN operates 124 stations in 25 markets across the country, offering seven distinct brands that broadcast news, talk, sports and music. The broadcaster migrated to StreamGuys based on its desire to move into mobile streaming, which it identifies as a key growth area. TRN has since launched iPhone and Android mobile streams for key brands and stations, with StreamGuys delivering multiple services including program audio and branded apps developed by Jacobs Media.

“We see streaming media as an important platform for radio as listening moves to other devices,” said Carolyn Luey, Group General Manager for digital at The Radio Network. “Our strategy for digital is to increase the number of touchpoints into our audience. The mobile smartphone is a critical part of this strategy.”

Luey notes that StreamGuys helps TRN deliver “the full radio experience” through live audio and video streaming. StreamGuys’ ability to support multiple audio formats over its cloud-based streaming architecture has simplified TRN’s workload, eliminating multiple format transcoding steps from their side.

“StreamGuys transcodes our streams into all the formats we need for delivery to many devices, including mobile,” said Wayne Sleeman, broadcast engineering manager at The Radio Network. “This would not have been possible with our previous streaming architecture.”

Sleeman and Luey both express that audio quality has improved since migrating to StreamGuys, offering live mp3 and HE-AAC streams to all listeners. Reliability has also improved through StreamGuys’ cloud-based architecture, which supports high availability, strong redundancy and flexibility to scale on short notice.

The scalability aspect is one that especially resonates with Sleeman. “There is a lot of flexibility to the StreamGuys architecture,” he said. “I can have a new stream up and configured by StreamGuys within a couple of hours and without a lot of aggravation.”

The flexibility of the StreamGuys architecture extends to video, which TRN has just started to explore. The broadcaster launched a live DJ stream for its NewsTalk ZB format that is gradually building numbers — with Luey adding that stronger video emphasis is likely as more homes throughout New Zealand add fiber connections.

StreamGuys is also providing a comprehensive business software package through it architecture with detailed reporting and monitoring services. The two primary resources are SGMon, a concurrency monitoring service that provides per-stream data; and SGReports, which provides richer audience details within custom reports.

“The ability to help our customers reliably reach more devices and strategize future growth neatly summarizes the role of a full-service streaming media provider in today’s broadcast market,” said Jonathan Speaker, COO, StreamGuys. “The Radio Network of New Zealand is an ideal example of how radio broadcasters are expanding their streaming media footprint into mobile and video to reach more listeners and entertain audiences in fresh ways.”

About The Radio Network (TRN)
The Radio Network operates 124 stations in New Zealand under nine brands including Newstalk ZB, ZM, Classic Hits, Radio Sport, Radio Hauraki, Coast and Flava. The Radio Network is jointly owned by Clear Channel Media + Entertainment and APN News and Media through Australian Radio Network. (www.radionetwork.co.nz)

About StreamGuys, Inc.
In business since 2000, StreamGuys is a provider of audio and video streaming services. The company has a reputation for outstanding customer service, a robust and reliable network, and competitive rates. More than 600 clients worldwide, across many industries, depend on their mission-critical service. Projects include serving as the technology backbone for live streaming/podcasting for top public broadcasters such as New York Public Radio, WAMU Washington D.C., KQED San Francisco and WXPN Philadelphia; live video events for major auto racing circuits and the British Royal Wedding; audio streaming for government entities such as D.C. Court of Appeals, U.S. Army, and the National Science Foundation; mobile video content for Cisco Systems; and IPTV content for international broadcaster ABS-CBN.

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StreamGuys, Inc – info@streamguys.com – www.streamguys.com – 707.667.9479
P.O. Box 828 Arcata, California 95518 – fax 707.516.0009

Harris Broadcast Hires Thomason, Expands North American Radio Sales Territories

DENVER, November 27, 2012 — Harris Broadcast has reconfigured its radio broadcast sales territories in North America to maximize regional impact. The changes include the hiring of Jim Thomason, a 30-year veteran in the radio broadcast industry.

Jim Thomason will represent the southeast U.S. territory for Harris Broadcast

Thomason, who had previously worked for Harris as a district sales manager, will return to the company and focus on the southeast U.S. region. The move will shift long-time regional sales manager Garrett Wood to the northwest region, including Alaska and western Canada. Both Thomason and Wood will maintain the high level of sales and service that customers expect in these regions, while building relationships with new customers.

“With Jim’s hiring, we have taken the opportunity to shift sales responsibilities in a way that leverages the regional strengths of our existing sales representatives in the United States and Canada,” said Mark Goins, Manager, North American radio sales, Harris Broadcast Communications. “We had a unique opportunity in the northwest and Garrett stepped up to the challenge, as he has experience in this territory. We believe that the changes will benefit our customers in every region.”

Thomason has worked in radio since he was 16, giving him a keen insight into customer challenges and how to effectively offer solutions. He most recently served as a regional sales manager for SCMS, Inc., which is an external North American sales channel for Harris PR&E studio systems.

“Harris has set a gold standard of what customers expect in terms of products and service,” said Thomason. “My biggest challenge is making sure that customers understand how what they are buying today can play a significant role in their facility years from now. Harris has always had remarkable insight into understanding what lies ahead for the industry, and developing solutions with the future in mind.”

Goins, who also handles Midwest U.S. sales, notes that other long-time regional sales managers Ron Lane and Brian Szewczyk will see territory expansions as well. The complete breakdown follows:

• Garrett Wood: Northwest U.S. and western Canada (Office phone: 404-474-8852)
• Ron Lane: Southwest U.S., including Hawaii (Office phone: 951-699-7165)
• Mark Goins: Midwest U.S. (Office phone: 513-899-9124)
• Brian Szewczyk: Northeast U.S. and eastern Canada (Office phone: 518-226-0918)
• Jim Thomason: Southeast U.S. (Office phone: 866-573-5935)

About Harris Broadcast Communications
Harris Broadcast Communications offers products, systems and services that provide interoperable workflow solutions for broadcast, cable, satellite and out-of-home networks. The Harris ONE™ solution brings together highly integrated and cost-effective products that enable advanced media workflows for emerging content delivery business models. Additional information about Harris Broadcast Communications is available at www.broadcast.harris.com.
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Jünger Audio Appoints Oliver Harms In The Far East

Dynamics processing specialist Jünger Audio is delighted to announce the appointment of Oliver Harms, who has joined the company to handle Technical Sales for the Asia region.

Harms has extensive experience in audio and hardware development, having previously worked for Native Instruments, GSP-Audiotechnologies and Formac. He also has a thorough knowledge of Asian culture and speaks and writes fluent Mandarin.

Peter Poers, Managing Director of Jünger Audio, says: “We have noticed a significant increase in sales to countries in Asia, in particular China, and this appointment reflects the importance we place on further developing our business in this region. Oliver’s experience in audio and hardware solutions, along with his impressive communication skills, will help our customers integrate Jünger Audio’s Level Magic™ Loudness control into their broadcast workflow in a simple and effective way.”

Oliver Harms adds: “I am very happy to be working for Jünger Audio and to have this opportunity to channel my audio and hardware experience into the new and challenging environment of technical sales. It is also a delight to be working with such a great team.”

Harms will primarily be based in Jünger Audio’s head office in Berlin but will be making regular trips to the Far East to support sales activity in the region.

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About Jünger Audio
Established in Berlin in 1990, Jünger Audio specialises in the design and manufacture of high-quality digital audio dynamics processors. It has developed a unique range of digital processors that are designed to meet the demands of the professional audio market. All of its products are easy to operate and are developed and manufactured in-house, ensuring that the highest standards are maintained throughout. Its customers include many of the world’s top radio and TV broadcasters, IPTV providers, music recording studios and audio post production facilities. www.junger-audio.com

Ethiopia’s National Radio Provider Goes Digital With Radio-Assist(TM) 8

ERTA Migrates to File-Based Operation and Creates Disaster Recovery Facility

CLARET, France — Nov. 21, 2012 — NETIA, a leading software manufacturer of media asset management and radio automation solutions, today announced that the Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency (ERTA) is using Radio-Assist(TM) 8 to overhaul and upgrade its nationwide radio service. ERTA, which broadcasts daily in the 11 languages spoken by ethnic groups among the country’s population, is implementing a project to boost its transmission coverage and migrate from tape to file-based operations.

Local integrator United System Integrators (USI) has worked with ERTA to create a new workflow based around Radio-Assist 8, encompassing all stages from production to broadcast, including acquisition, sound file editing, scheduling, multicasting, and administration. The architecture of the system includes a centralized archiving facility into which ERTA’s library of 50,000 hours of tape-based content is being digitized. To provide continuity in case of interruption to the main system ERTA is creating a disaster recovery site with duplicated content for additional security.

Thirty workstations equipped with Radio-Assist 8 will offer ERTA’s production staff of 150 journalists and editors access to the full range of the system’s production tools, and to the content archive and index. To provide an efficient working environment for ERTA’s multi-lingual staff, the Radio-Assist 8 system supports eight different languages used by production teams.

“Radio-Assist 8 is at the core of our new production system, and gives us the ability to move to a very efficient and flexible way of making radio programs,” said Haileab Abrha, deputy director general and head of media technology for ERTA. “The system fits easily into our existing broadcasting environment and the ability to use multiple languages in the interface makes it very flexible for our staff.”

“Radio-Assist 8 is the ideal platform for a broadcaster like ERTA to move from analog to digital operations,” said Michael Shebelle, general manager, USI. “With the access to the digitized archive that Radio-Assist 8 provides, and its range of production tools, ERTA’s staff will be able to greatly increase the quality and efficiency of their work.”

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About ERTA
Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency (ERTA) disseminates its news and programs nationwide and overseas via radio, television, and online. Ethiopian Radio launched its regular service in 1935 while Ethiopian Television (ETV) was inaugurated in 1964. However, prior to its inauguration, ETV had transmitted the first and historic assembly of the Organization of African Unity held in 1963, in Addis Ababa. Ethiopian Radio and ETV were merged in 1995 to form ERTA. ERTA is directly accountable to the House of People’s Representatives.

About USI
United System Integrators is a leading provider of ICT integrated solutions in the financial, government, telecom, and service sectors in partnership with industry technology leading manufacturers. USI provides enterprise computing, networking, security, telecom, media as well as core banking solutions following a methodology that adds value to its customers. USI supplied and installed its solutions for a large number of customers based in Ethiopia and has been in business for the last 14 years.

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 to multimedia groups around the world. Clients include SBS and ABC in Australia, RAI Italy, France Telecom/Orange, MediaCorp Singapore, RTL France, Radio Globo in Brazil, RTM Malaysia, Radio France, the Associated Press, France Télévisions, TV Center Russia, 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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