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Silicon valley company offers further improvements to patented a/v signal distribution system

Orlando, FL- NSCA EXPO, March 8, 2001- Pragmatic Communications Systems, the leader in audio/video control and signal distribution, debuted at NSCA its third generation of their revolutionary CATS system. Designed for sending signals over distances exceeding 1000 feet with no audible, visible or measurable loss, CATS continues rewriting the rules in the design of large residential and commercial installations. 8 zones, 8 sources over one twisted pair cable!

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Pragmatics' proprietary CATST system consists of a transmitter unit for sending the signals, an A/V matrix switcher/router for complete multi-source, multi-zone signal distribution, and a receiver unit to decode the signals at each remote location. The CATST system uses Pragmatics' patent pending BDSPT (Bandwidth Domain Signal Processing) to achieve the high performance, high bandwidth, and high quality signal reproduction, even over low-cost category 5 twisted pair wires. Further, the technology eliminates any possible chance for ground loops, AC voltage interference, noise pick-up or introduction of hum into the signal path. According to Pragmatic founder and President Prasanna Shah, "this quality assurance and enhanced reliability virtually eliminates callbacks. And no callbacks means no unhappy clients, lost profit or lost referrals. CATST is a fantastic tool for any serious systems contractor."

CATS, an acronym for Complete Audio/Video Transmission System, is the patent pending invention of Pragmatic Communications based in Sunnyvale, CA. Shah, who founded the company in 1994, described the system as "nothing short of a breakthrough in the way systems should be designed and installed." Shah added, "with CATS, installations are easier to design, faster to install, higher in quality, more reliable and totally flexible for future upgrading. It is superior quality with double the profit potential".

Just some of the new features incorporated into the system include front panel Infrared remote and RS232/RS485 control of the units, local A/V inputs with multiple source selection at both the transmitter and receiver ends, LCD display to show the selected input, and an optional, compact enclosure for possible in-wall or "set-top" mounting, in addition to the standard rack-mount.

Additional advantages of the CATST system are: superior audio and video quality unmatched by traditional approaches; uses low-cost twisted-pair cables, which saves time and costs; provides a complete system for switching, routing, distribution, and control; eliminates common problems such as noise, hum, ground loops, and frequency attenuation which plague traditional systems; includes an integrated IR control system so that all of the CATST components and all of the source equipment can be controlled from the remote locations; and offers expandability such that additional A/V sources are easily added to the system and made available to the remote locations through the distribution system.

Since 1996, hundreds of CATST systems have been successfully installed in a variety of applications, including media retrieval systems for schools, on-campus video conferencing, security & surveillance, multi-room A/V distribution in homes, and individual specialty applications. These types of installations can all benefit from the superior performance, ease of installation, and the unique advantages of the CATST system. These installations and countless others can all benefit from the simplicity of design, increased reliability, higher performance and "futureproof" flexibility of the innovative CATS‘ design. The latest CATS‘ is available for immediate delivery.

Pragmatic Communications, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, was founded in 1994 by award- winning engineer Prasanna Shah. Based in Sunnyvale CA, the company designs and manufactures products in the U.S., for both professional and consumer contracting markets. Pragmatic products are used throughout the world in demanding life-critical, educational and entertainment applications. The company's products are marketed exclusively to systems contractors. Pragmatic Communications is exhibiting at NSCA Expo 2001, Booth # 928.

For further product and technical information, you may visit the company's website at www.wireless-experts.com or via e-mail at sales@wireless-experts.com

Pragmatic Communications Systems Inc will be exhibiting at the NSCA Expo 2001 trade show on March 8-10 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. See us at Booth #928