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HAYWARD, Calif. — Nov. 04, 2009 — Wohler Technologies Inc. today announced that Oriole Park at Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles™, is using a variety of Wohler monitoring gear within its newly installed HD digital production system. The ballpark's upgraded facilities originate HD programming for new HD LED video displays and generate two HD channels for the in-house cable system. Installed in the scoreboard control room, Wohler audio and video monitoring systems enable convenient monitoring and QC of signals including the PA feed to the seating bowl, as well as program and effects audio to the home TV truck and home radio broadcast booth.

"With our HD upgrade, baseball fans at Oriole Park today enjoy both the latest scoreboard technology and the classic, intimate atmosphere of a traditionally designed ballpark," said Vince Steier, technical manager for the Maryland Stadium Authority, which operates Oriole Park at Camden Yards. "Our HD upgrade resulted in a dramatic improvement in audio and video here at the park, and Wohler's monitoring equipment plays a critical role in ensuring the quality of the fan experience."

At three operator stations, Wohler's 1RU ARS-22B source selectors provide 10 stereo inputs, allowing each user to build a custom mix of sound for monitoring of multiple sources at once. Five AMP1A-LP stereo audio monitors, occupying just 1RU, are used around the plant for quick confidence monitoring. At the master QC station, the 2RU AMP2-V2DA enables the user to listen to two channels and monitor up to four simultaneously. The unit conveniently supports switching among the room's analog and digital sources, as well as building of custom mixes for monitoring. By supporting analog and digital monitoring from the same place, the Wohler audio monitors give operators the flexibility to multitask and run the control room with efficiency.

Wohler systems also provide high-quality video monitoring within the ballpark's control room. A 9-inch HDMON-90WS production-grade HD color video monitor is employed at a secondary QC position, meeting the operator's need for rapid switching between dual inputs. The compact monitor fits neatly on the desktop and can be positioned differently depending on the demands of the workflow.

Newington, Va.-based Communications Engineering Inc. (CEI) supplied and installed the Wohler gear at Oriole Park.

More information about Wohler products is available at www.wohler.com.

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About Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the beautiful baseball-only facility in downtown Baltimore, Md., became the official home of the Orioles on April 6, 1992. The one-time railroad center is 12 minutes west by foot from the City's Inner Harbor and only two blocks from the birthplace of baseball's most legendary hero, George Herman "Babe" Ruth. The park was designed by the Kansas City architectural firm of Helmuth, Obata and Kassabaum (HOK) with direction and input from the Orioles and the State of Maryland, which owns and operates the facility through its agency, the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA). More information about the park is available at baltimore.orioles.mlb.com.

About Wohler Technologies Inc.

Wohler Technologies Inc. offers a comprehensive range of products that simplify analog and digital source monitoring in facilities of all sizes and complexity. Wohler Technologies was founded in 1987 and, through constant innovation, continues to be a world leader in providing in-rack audio, video, and data monitoring and captioning solutions for the broadcast, motion picture, and professional audio/visual markets. More information about the company and its technologies is available at www.wohler.com.

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