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KLOTZ DIGITAL and SmartAV Announce Strategic Alliance

To integrate production consoles with VADIS audio/media platform (October 29, 2004)

KLOTZ DIGITAL today announced a joint sales and marketing agreement with SmartAV, an Australian based manufacturer of audio production consoles. The agreement will permit KLOTZ DIGITAL to seamlessly integrate SmartAVs family of production consoles with its VADIS (Variable Audio Distribution Interface System) audio/media platform, offering customers the option to tie SmartAV consoles into any new or existing VADIS system. To provide this solution KLOTZ DIGITAL Australia developed a TCP/IP based interface, establishing an open connection protocol between different manufacturers hardware.

KLOTZ DIGITALs VADIS platform acts as an engine for SmartAVs control surfaces. VADIS brings large audio matrix and multiple audio format capability to the SmartAV products. It provides a unique yet efficient approach to audio routing, fibre-optic distribution and format conversion, and includes a wide range of DSP functions and machine control. Multiple control locations can share sources, wide area logic control, signal routing, splitting and more. In addition VADIS also permits flexible system designs with remote input and output capabilities that can be connected easily via fibre-optic cabling.

?This is another step along the VADIS strategy of an open audio platform concept. KLOTZ DIGTIAL is providing its customers with access to a select group of high quality third party equipment, says David Spargo, General Manager of KLOTZ DIGITAL Australia. He continues, "again our customers undoubtedly benefit from the unparalleled flexibility our systems provide.

"We are very excited about the partnership with KLOTZ DIGITAL, says Joseph Narai, Managing Director of SmartAV. ?It offers us a significant opportunity to work together with a leading and renowned manufacturer of enhanced digital audio/media routing solutions a necessity for improved workflow in today's evolving production environment.

To seal the partnership, SmartAV is showcasing the Smart Console together with KLOTZ DIGITALs VADIS Audio/Media platform at booth 334 of the AES in San Francisco, California, USA from 28 31 October 2004 and at booth D1- 001 of the Tonmeistertagung in Leipzig, Germany, from 5 8 November 2004

KLOTZ DIGITALs consulting engineers will also be on site to inform customers and other interested parties about the opportunities offered by the combination of VADIS and SmartAV consoles.

KLOTZ DIGITAL is the world leader in Audio/Media platform technology, with its VADISä Audio/Media network, a variety of digital audio mixing consoles and VARIZONE, a Digital Public Address System. KLOTZ DIGITAL is based in Munich, Germany, with subsidiary operations in the United States, Malaysia and Australia. For more information contact KLOTZ DIGITAL Australia at: +61-2-9420 8660 or on the web at:

About SmartAV
SmartAV is an Australian based startup manufacturer of mixing control surfaces. Its Smart Console is the first product to incorporate Arc Technology designed to address the needs of mixing engineers working with large format projects.


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