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Blonder Tongue Receives Approval by Major US Satellite Provider for its Latest Encoder

HDE-8C-QAM with Option 2 Video Encoder Approved for Use in Institutional HD Over Coax Deployments

HDE-8C-QAM MPEG-2 Encoder for HD Over Coax Applications
HDE-8C-QAM MPEG-2 Encoder for HD Over Coax Applications

Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE MKT:BDR) today announced that the Company’s HDE-8C-QAM w/Opt 2 encoder is now approved for use in high definition (HD) deployments over coax infrastructure by a major US satellite digital television provider. The reliability, superior video quality, and feature set provided by the HDE-8C-QAM w/Opt 2 encoder (#6370-2), will enable operators to cost-effectively deliver HD video content in certain institutional markets.

“When it comes to distributing HD in institutional environments, superior video quality, reliable performance and operational efficiency are essential,” said Jeff Smith, vice president of sales at Blonder Tongue. “The unit’s high performance and advanced features (like satellite receiver control and sparing, Dolby® digital audio and emergency alert) are key reasons why we are seeing such strong market interest in this unit. The new lower price reduces the operators’ capital and operating expenses, making this product a very compelling solution.”

Using the HDE-8C-QAM w/Opt 2 encoder, operators can accept programs from up to eight component or composite inputs from satellite receivers. After accepting video content, the encoder digitizes, MPEG-2 encodes, multiplexes, and modulates the eight input programs plus a spare into four adjacent watermarked QAM channels. The high-performance encoder also features a Web-based user interface plus a front-panel test point, thereby decreasing the learning curve for system operators and further reducing operational expenses.

Additionally, the feature-rich encoder includes closed captioning, user-defined PSIP configurations, and is compatible with ITU Annex A and B digital QAM formats. An included emergency alert system interface allows the encoder to comply with EAS requirements.

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About Blonder Tongue

Blonder Tongue Laboratories Inc. together with R.L. Drake Holdings, LLC — its wholly owned subsidiary — offer customers more than 130 years of combined engineering and manufacturing excellence with solid histories of delivering reliable, quality products. As a leader in the field of cable television communications, the Company provides system operators and integrators serving the cable, broadcast, satellite, IPTV, institutional, and professional video markets with comprehensive solutions for the provision of content contribution, distribution, and video delivery to homes and businesses. The Company designs, manufactures, sells, and supports an equipment portfolio of standard and high-definition digital video solutions, as well as core analog video and high-speed data solutions for distribution over coax, fiber, and IP networks. Additional information on the Company and its products can be found at, and

“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: The information set forth above includes “forward-looking” statements and accordingly, the cautionary statements contained in Blonder Tongue’s Annual Report and Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 (See Item 1: Business, Item 1A: Risk Factors, Item 3: Legal Proceedings and Item 7: Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations), and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission are incorporated herein by reference. The words The words “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “project”, “target”, “intend”, “plan”, “seek”, “estimate”, “endeavor”, “should”, “could”, “may” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In addition, any statements that refer to projections for our future financial performance, our anticipated growth trends in our business and other characterizations of future events or circumstances are forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management’s analysis only as of the date hereof. Blonder Tongue undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date hereof. Blonder Tongue’s actual results may differ from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in Blonder Tongue’s “forward-looking” statements.

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