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TransLanTech Sound is proud to announce the latest additions to its increasing roster of dealers, Media Technologie Service in Nogent-sur-Marne, France, and Progressive Concepts, a radio broadcast equipment supplier outside of Chicago.

Media Technologie, based in the Ile-de-France region, is a provider of consulting, integration, and product sales to the broadcast industry. Manager Cedric Maufroy is pleased to provide top-notch digital audio processing to his customers.

Progressive Concepts was founded by Eric Hoppe in 1990 as a source for high-quality broadcast products and service. Hoppe says, “It is our philosophy that our broadcast equipment products are of such high quality that, when you try them, you’ll want to keep them. The Ariane Sequel fits right in.”

For more information about these companies, check our Dealers page.

Today TransLanTech has announced a change in ownership. Co-founder David Reaves has moved on to pursue other interests, leaving the company in the hands of former partner Jim Huste.

In an interview with Paul McLane of Radio World, Huste said, “Although TransLanTech had established a strong reputation for quality and reliability, like many small companies, we found our progress slowed after the economic crash of 2008. David felt he needed more financial resources to secure his future, and his interests had shifted somewhat over the years. By the end of 2011, we had formalized the separation. TransLanTech remains a limited liability company, and at the present time, I am the sole owner.

“After 10 years in the market, there is still a strong demand for the Ariane product line, and I am looking forward to opening new markets in South America and Asia,” Huste continued. “We are also actively looking for new niche products. I’m certain that there is a hands-on CE out there mulling over an idea that could become the next Product of the Year. I’d like to use our expertise and reputation to bring it to market.”

See the interview at http://www.radioworld.com/article/translantech-looks-to-new-markets/211771.

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September 22, 2010

As part of its ongoing commitment to customer support, today TransLanTech inaugurated a new product registration and warranty system. All Ariane Sequels now ship with a warranty card directing our customers to a new warranty registration form on its web site. Entering the unit serial number and date of purchase activates the twelve month warranty.

"I hope that those who have older Sequel units no longer under warranty will also take advantage of our new system so that they can be sure to hear about firmware updates and other breaking news," said Jim Huste, managing director of TransLanTech.

Sequel warranty registration can be found at www.translantech.com/warranty.

July 21, 2010

TransLanTech Sound today announced that it has lowered its price for its digital audio processor, the Ariane Sequel Digital Audio Leveler, to $2,850 msrp.

The new pricing comes on the heels of the signing of new dealers in markets around the world, including OnAir Solutions in Australia and Broadcast Associés in France.

Jim Huste, managing director of TransLanTech, noted, "By lowering manufacturing costs and tightening our margins - and with the help of our dealers around the world - we can bring our approach to quality sound to a wider audience."

May 27, 2010

TransLanTech Sound is pleased to introduce its new dealer, OnAir Solutions, based outside Sydney, Australia. OnAir Solutions, a division of Dingbat Technology, brings together their understanding of customer needs and their strong technical knowledge of the products they sell to ensure that "your content arrives just as you sent it."

Chris Dredge, General Manager of OnAir Solutions, has been in the broadcast business since 1992, first in the studio and then as a solution provider to the industry. He is dedicated to his manufacturers' products and prides himself on working closely with both customer and manufacturer to achieve the best outcome for all. "This approach is just what we want in our dealers, and I'm looking forward to working closely with Chris to make things sound even better in Australia," said Jim Huste, managing director of TransLanTech.

Visit OnAir at www.onair.com.au or email Chris Dredge at sales@onair.com.au.

April 13, 2010

New firmware, version 1.40, is available for the Ariane Sequel. Download it here.

We strongly encourage you to run the current version of our firmware. We are always searching for ways to make your audio sound even better, and many small changes are incorporated in each new version.

April 12, 2010

NAB2010 opened today to perfect weather and growing crowds. With over 80,000 attendees registered before the doors opened this morning, it looks like the recession may slipping into history!

TransLanTech is exhibiting the Ariane Sequel Digital Audio Leveler to broadcasters from around the world at Booth C01323. Jim Huste and Mike Erikson will be available throughout the show to discuss your particular requirements.

January 10, 2010

The Ariane Sequel is fully compliant with the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) law in the European Union.

In order to reduce the amount of heavy metals (such as lead and cadmium, etc.) in landfills, the EU has ordered that the use of heavy metals in manufacturing be restricted.

This meant a bit of re- engineering for us, so we used the opportunity to redesign of the chassis and make the new version of the Sequel even more reliable and environmentally friendly than before.

February 5, 2009

Prosound SA announced today that The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has chosen the Ariane Sequel Digital Audio Leveler as a pre-processor on the outputs of its new radio digital main control routing system for the Ariane's flexibility and simplicity in operation.

Read ProSound's press release here.

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