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POMPTON PLAINS, N.J. — Sept. 12, 2008 — Zaxcom, a pioneering provider of professional audio equipment, today announced that the Deva Mix-8 eight-fader mixing control panel will begin shipping to customers worldwide in October 2008. The Deva Mix-8 integrates directly with the company’s Emmy® Award-winning Deva and high-resolution Fusion audio recording systems to provide a more compact, mobile, and precise control panel for audio mixing. The product will be on display for its European debut at IBC2008, stand 8.D81, Sept. 12 through 16.

“Our Deva Mix-8 is an exciting new concept in location mixing, allowing users to directly leverage the strengths of our popular Deva and Fusion systems without the bulk and expense associated with traditional mixing consoles,” said Glenn Sanders, Zaxcom president. “Harnessing the embedded mixer of its host Deva or Fusion system, the Deva Mix-8 offers full control of mixing tasks that are performed in the digital domain via a floating DSP, ensuring that we’re delivering both the highest possible quality and premium flexibility to our customers.”

The Deva Mix-8 incorporates the comfort and familiarity of fader-based mixing controls into a control panel that’s compact enough for over-the-shoulder use. As a fully digital mixing control panel, it integrates seamlessly with the digital foundation established by the host Deva or Fusion system, in which only the microphone pre-amps, analog-to-digital converters, and digital-to-analog converters connect to analog inputs. These microphone pre-amps offer studio-quality sound, ensuring that audio is not affected by transformers or other analog circuitry. All mixing functions and powering of the unit are supported through just a single cable connecting the Deva Mix-8 to its host Deva or Fusion system.

More information about the Deva Mix-8 and Zaxcom’s full line of audio systems is available at www.zaxcom.com.

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About Zaxcom, Inc.

Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries. A pioneer in audio technologies for sound mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording. More information about Zaxcom, Inc. is available at www.zaxcom.com.

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