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GLENDALE CA, September 13, 2007--Reflecting the continued growth of the media industry and the resulting expansion of its offices on both coasts, National TeleConsultants (NTC), the world‘s leading provider of strategic media-technology consulting and engineering-design services, has established an Office of Technology and announced several key promotions.

“NTC‘s creation of an Office of Technology is a strategic business initiative that addresses the media and entertainment industry‘s increasing challenge of adapting to promising new digital technology opportunities,” notes NTC Managing Partner Eliot Graham. “The Office of Technology will operate from both NTC‘s new location at 550 North Brand Boulevard, in Glendale CA, and its New York City location at 1180 Avenue of the Americas, in Manhattan. In addition to the creation of the Office of Technology, NTC‘s business-growth strategy also includes new responsibilities for many of the company‘s team of dedicated professionals. These moves ensure that NTC continues to stand at the forefront of the media and entertainment industry as its thought leader.”

Chief among those with new responsibilities are NTC‘s Eric Pohl, who will assume the responsibilities of Chief Technology Officer and will represent NTC at the highest levels in the media industry, as well as continuing in his leadership role of managing new technology initiatives for the company. Pohl joined NTC in February of 2004, coming from NBC, where he served as Vice President of Production Technology for the NBC Television Network. Since that time, Pohl has been providing strategic and technology consulting to many of NTC's most important clients. He has helped define NTC's vision for the future and, in his new role as CTO, Pohl will expand his leadership in this regard.

NTC Managing Partners Eliot Graham and Peter Adamiak, Principal Consultant Rich Hill, and others will also serve in the new Office of Technology and, in concert with CTO Eric Pohl, will identify and articulate technologies significant to NTC's future.

Another vital service area NTC provides to the media industry is its Software Solutions Group, which is led by John Footen, an acknowledged industry expert in such areas as Service-Oriented Architecture, Business Process Management, and Web services, all of which have a major impact on modern broadcast and professional media systems. Footen assumes the position of Vice President, with responsibility for business and services development of NTC's software systems offerings. Footen is a sought-after speaker and expert writer on software architecture and workflow issues, and will serve as NTC's senior representative to the industry for these vital initiatives.

Simultaneously, David Potter assumes the leadership of NTC‘s software systems engineering effort as Director of Software Systems Engineering. Since joining NTC in January 2006, Potter has made many important contributions to NTC's workflow consultation and software engineering efforts for key industry clients and has contributed greatly to this growth area of NTC‘s business.

Three additional promotions are being made within NTC‘s Design & Engineering group: Peter Mason, a recognized expert in automation systems and audio technology, is promoted to Principal Consultant. Yves Schanck, an accomplished technology consultant and engineer, becomes Principal Consultant. Jeff Phelps moves from Project Engineer to Senior Engineer.

About National TeleConsultants: National TeleConsultants (NTC) is the world‘s largest independent media systems consulting, design, and implementation firm with offices in Los Angeles and New York. NTC specializes in strategic technology consulting, media-related facility design and engineering, and systems integration. For more information, visit www.ntc.com.

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