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Zaxcom Deva Used on Academy Award®-Winning ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  —  March 3, 2009  —  Zaxcom today extended its congratulations to Resul Pookutty, Richard Pryke and Ian Tapp, who received the 2009 Academy Award® for Sound Mixing for their work on the hit movie “Slumdog Millionaire.”  The trio, who relied on the Zaxcom Deva to complete sound mixing for the film, was recognized for their achievement in sound mixing on Feb. 22 during the 81st Academy Awards Ceremony held in Los Angeles.

“We’d like to offer our sincere congratulations to Resul, Richard and Ian for their exceptional work in bringing the sounds of India to life in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and for the recognition they have received from the Academy,” said Glenn Sanders, President of Zaxcom.  “Zaxcom is truly honored to know that the Deva is selected as the tool-of-choice for cream-of-the-crop audio professionals worldwide.”

The Zaxcom Deva provides 24-bit multidisk, multiformat location recording with backup to DVD-RAM or CompactFlash™.  The ability to background-record multiple disks throughout the day saves precious time in feature-film and episodic-television production by allowing users to record all disk copies required by post at the same time as the original recordings.  Production staff can immediately reference previous recordings on set, reducing potential disputes with Post and providing extra copies of recorded audio in the case of lost, damaged or stolen material.  The Deva 5.8 features eight integrated hardware faders, an internal DVD-RAM drive and a Flash™ media slot, making it the only professional audio recording system to provide complete recording, mixing and effects capabilities within one lightweight package.  The Deva 16 provides the same trademark Zaxcom feature set with support for recording up to 16 audio tracks.

Zaxcom also manufacturers the Deva Mix-12, a control surface for all Devas that features 16 inputs and 18 outputs.  The Mix-12 integrates with the Deva to perform all location mix and record functions, eliminating the need for expensive external mixing consoles.

To learn more about Zaxcom’s complete line of professional audio products, please visit 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 the 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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