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CARLISLE, PA/HACKETTSTOWN, NJ – The Vitec Group, worldwide provider of a wide range of equipment and services to the broadcasting, entertainment and photographic industries, announces the intended establishment of RF Extreme, LLC, a new business unit within the company that comprises leading digital and analog video microwave brands, Nucomm, RF Central and Microwave Service Company (MSC). It is expected that consolidation will be accomplished and the newly reconfigured entity be operational by the first week of April 2009.

By going through the one unit, RF Extreme, broadcasters have access to Nucomm and RF Central brand products, as well as MSC services. “In combining the offerings of Nucomm, RF Central and MSC, we are able to give broadcasters an unprecedented level of service,” says RF Extreme President Stephen Shpock. “With this new unit, we can now save broadcasters a great deal of time, as it eliminates the need for having to work with multiple vendors.”

“RF Central, Nucomm and MSC have been extremely successful in growing their respective market shares during the nearly two years within The Vitec Group,” says Joop Janssen, Chief Executive Officer for The Vitec Group Broadcast Systems division. “By aligning the market agility and superior customer support of RF Central with the premium and cutting edge technology of Nucomm and the well respected service of MSC, we are expecting RF Extreme to grow their market shares even further.”

Shpock adds that the establishment of the RF Extreme business unit comes at a perfect time. “The traditional broadcast model that has existed for some decades has changed,” explains Shpock. “Now there is an even greater need for more efficient workflow, which is what RF Extreme is all about.”

RF Extreme is backed by integrated engineering, technical and customer support resources to assure best-in-class service. The new division provides high-quality solutions to professional users and distinctive global markets including broadcast, sports/entertainment and military, aerospace government (“MAG”).

“We are very excited about the establishment of our new RF Extreme business unit,” adds Shpock. “This is a critical time for today’s broadcasting world. It is with great pleasure that we combine our microwave offerings and services so we can best accommodate all of our customers’ needs while also saving them time and money.”

About RF Extreme, LLC

Established in March 2009, RF Extreme, LLC is a business unit within The Vitec Group that comprises the leading microwave brands RF Central, Nucomm and Microwave Service Company (MSC), offering broadcasters the best of all worlds. Nucomm, Inc. is a worldwide provider of premier digital and analog video microwave systems (including COFDM and VSB) for portable and fixed link applications. MSC is a premier international microwave equipment service facility and equipment supplier that provides superior microwave radio rental, sales and support. RF Central, LLC manufactures and supplies state-of-the-art microwave equipment to television broadcast and government customers throughout the United States. While Nucomm, Microwave Service Company and RF Central are under the auspices of RF Extreme, each remains as its own brand.

About The Vitec Group plc

The Vitec Group plc is acknowledged as a global leader in the supply of equipment and services to the broadcasting, entertainment and photographic industries and has established a reputation for technical excellence and superior engineering along with an astute business strategy which has seen it grow by acquisition. Innovation is a cornerstone of the Group’s activities and the organization is committed to a policy of continuous product development. With revenues (2007) of $546m (£274m) and over 2200 employees world-wide, its products are distributed in almost 100 countries, through a strong, fully-resourced distribution network or direct to the end user or corporate customer. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.

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