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AVnu Alliance Welcomes Bosch Security Systems, Inc., Communications Systems Division

January 1st, 2011

AVnu Alliance™ is pleased to announce new promoter member Bosch Security Systems, Inc., Communications Systems Division.

“Bosch Communications Systems is a strong supporter of open media networking standards,” says Bill Scott, Vice President of Engineering and Technology. “We believe that a goal of media networking development should be universal interoperability. For this to happen, the industry needs to educate the marketplace, and it needs a widely accepted compliance certification process. Bosch Communications Systems is pleased to have joined the AVnu Alliance in order to promote these principles.”

“We welcome Bosch Communications Systems to the AVnu Alliance,” states Lee Minich, AVnu Alliance Marketing Work Group Chairman, “and in joining our shared vision for interoperable AV networking via Audio Video Bridging (AVB) technologies.”

About AVnu Alliance

AVnu Alliance is an industry forum dedicated to the advancement of professional-quality audio video by promoting the adoption of the IEEE 802.1 Audio/Video Bridging (AVB) standards over various networking link-layers. The organization creates compliance test procedures and processes that ensure AVB interoperability of networked A/V devices, helping to provide the highest quality streaming A/V experience. The Alliance promotes awareness of the benefits of AVB technologies and intends to collaborate with other organizations and entities to make use of this work in their respective efforts to provide a better end-user A/V experience. The Alliance is focused on applications of these technologies in the automotive, consumer electronics and professional A/V markets.

More information can be found on the AVnu Alliance Web site at www.AVnu.org.

About Bosch Security Systems, Inc., Communications Systems Division

Comprising the brands Bosch (Public Address and Conferencing Systems), Electro-Voice, RTS and Telex in the Americas, the Communications Systems Division of Bosch Security Systems, Inc. is one of the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers of professional audio, wireless, life safety, and intercom equipment, offering complete system solutions for the world's most critical installations and events. www.boschcommunications.com

About Bosch

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 275,000 associates generated sales of 38.2 billion Euros in fiscal 2009. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for growth. Each year, Bosch spends more than 3.5 billion Euros for research and development, and applies for some 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861–1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch.com

press contact:
Guy Low
Manager, PR/Media

(952) 736-3935
guy.low@us.bosch.com