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Thomson CCBN Purchases 27 Marantz PMD570 Units

Intuitive controls allow the PMD570 to be ready to roll as soon as it arrives (March 16, 2005)

Thomson CCBN, a leading global provider of integrated information solutions to business and professional clients including major financial corporations, has purchased 27 Marantz Professional PMD570 pro-installation solid state recorders. The PMD570 systems are in use as the primary audio recording and back-up systems for complex streaming web events, such as shareholder meetings and product launches, that Thomson CCBN hosts in over 46 countries each year. The 27 Marantz Professional PMD570 flash-based recorders were sold by Dale Pro Audio.

?The PMD570 is the greatest single piece of technology that we could have purchased, says Jon Ashner, Director of On-site Webcasting for Thomson CCBN. ?We do thousands of streaming webcasts a year and we always need a means of recording and archiving the audio, particularly if there was a failure in the webcasting process in which we would need to get the audio immediately back up online. With the PMD570, we can take the file from the unit, send it to the web server and have the problem resolved in minutes.

The PMD570 has a wealth of features, including recording directly to Compact Flash cards, RS-232C control, 16-48 kHz sample rate selections, MP3, MP2, WAV and BWF format compatibility and easy one-touch recording. According to Ashner, the Marantz Professional PMD570s intuitive operational controls allow him and his staff to pre-configure each unit for each specific webcasting project. ?There are presets that we can configure as we need them and we can ship them ready to roll, he explains. ?So that when the unit reaches the site, all that has to be done is to hit record or play. The controls function just like a tape recorder -- Marantzs designers took an elementary function and kept it elementary in a very advanced and sophisticated product. And thanks to the flash memory, the recording time is virtually unlimited. The PMD570 is a great tool for the Information Age.

Joe Prout, Sales Representative for Dale Professional Audio, notes that Thompson CCBN had previously relied on DAT decks for back-up and archiving. As linear media continue to decline, however, Prout notes, ?Jon and I had numerous discussions about how they could do this going forward and we decided that the PMD570 rackmount flash-card recorder/player was the perfect solution for their application.

About Marantz Professional
A division of D&M Professional, which is also the parent company of Denon Professional and Denon DJ, Marantz Professional manufactures and distributes a reliable line of professional audio and video equipment for the broadcast, commercial, corporate, education, government, audio/visual, education, houses of worship, security, and related industries.

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About D&M Holdings Inc.
D&M Holdings Inc. (TSE II: 6735) is based in Tokyo and is the parent company of wholly owned subsidiaries Denon Ltd., Marantz Japan, Inc. and McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. Denon, Marantz and McIntosh are global industry leaders in the specialist home theater, audio/video consumer electronics and professional audio markets, with a strong and long-standing heritage of manufacturing and marketing high-performance audio and video components. A wholly owned subsidiary of D&M Holdings U.S., Inc., Digital Networks North America, Inc. (DNNA), owns the ReplayTV®, Rio® and Escient brands?all representing award-winning technologies in digital home entertainment.

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