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Hardiman Joins AVC As Engineering VP

Carlsbad, Calif. –  Jim Hardiman has been named engineering VP
for The AVC Group, marketers of the 
Elan, Niles, Xantech, Sunfire and Aton brands.

A 35-year engineering and
product development veteran, Hardiman comes to AVC Group from Harman
International, where he  served as
engineering VP for the Harman Specialty Group from 2005 until 2008 and then as
consumer global engineering VP for Harman International – Consumer Group.  Prior to this, from 2000 until 2005, he
served as hardware engineering VP at ThinkEngine Networks, advanced development
director at Media 100, as well as engineering and product development posts at
Data Translation, Digital Television Imagery, Integral Data Systems, and Data

An active member of AES,
AVB, China Professionals, and the HDTV Group, among others, Jim Hardiman is the
recipient of three United States patents in the area of video compression and
decompression and a 2000 Emmy for Television Sciences awarded by the National
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for the pioneering development of full
motion broadcast quality PC video and compression plug-in cards utilized in the
manufacture of non-linear editing systems or video servers. 

Bob Farinelli, who had
served as chief technology officer of The AVC Group and, previously, as President
of ELAN Home Systems is retiring but will remain with the Group as a