March 11, 2009 - For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana -- In an example of co-engineering between Crown and JBL that ultimately benefits the entire worldwide VerTec® system owners’ community, JBL Professional’s V4 DSP presets are now available for Crown’s I-Tech HD series amplifiers.

“The V4 release for I-Tech HD is an important milestone that will provide immediate benefits to users due to improved sound quality and a 2dB increase in maximum SPL output thanks to new industry-standard setting LevelMAX™ limiting,” stated Paul Bauman, JBL’s Director of Tour Sound Product & Application Engineering.  “LevelMAX was a joint development involving JBL, Crown, and BSS engineering and is a significant step forward in providing our users exactly what they need  to get the most out of their systems - highly sophisticated loudspeaker protection that is sonically transparent and electrically accurate in terms of what is going on at the transducer level when it comes to peak, RMS, and thermal protection,” Bauman added.

“We have only just begun to tap the potential we can offer sound reinforcement professionals with I-Tech HD,” stated Brian Divine, Crown Director of Marketing for Installed and Tour Sound.  “The OMNIDRIVEHD processing is a significant improvement in DSP power and refinement.  We have new tools now that are going to change the way our customers utilize the processing in amplifiers.”  

JBL’s new V4 DSP presets for Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers are available for immediate download from 
http://www.jblpro.com/products/tour/Vertec/V4download.html, and also come bundled with the just-released version 1.90.1 of Harman HiQnet™ System Architect Software.

Crown and JBL are units of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (www.harman.com).  Harman International designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment products for the automotive, consumer and professional markets, and maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia, employing more than 11,000 people worldwide. The Harman International family of brands includes AKG®, Audioaccess®, Becker®, BSS®, Crown®, dbx®, DigiTech®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson®, Revel®, QNX®, Soundcraft® and Studer®. Harman International’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “NYSE: HAR.”

Harman HiQnet™ is the world's first connectivity and control protocol that integrates all product categories in the signal chain for professional audio systems of all types, size, and applications. Harman HiQnet no longer requires the user to manage multiple disparate operating systems or be responsible for programming individual signal processors, speaker controllers, wireless microphone systems, and mixing consoles. HiQnet was developed by engineers from across the Harman Pro Group and is coordinated by the System Development and Integration Group (SDIG), a team of dedicated systems specialists based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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For additional information, contact: 
Philip Weiss 
Griffin Integrated Communications 
(212) 481-3456 Ext. 23 
pweiss@griffinpr.com

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