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Story & Clark Reinvigorates Acoustic Piano Market with Connectivity

Monday January 7, 10:06 am ET
PNOscan(TM), MIDI and USB ports to come standard on all pianos

NAPLES, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Story & Clark Pianos, a division of QRS Music Technologies, Inc. (OTC:QRSM - News), today announced that it’s all-new acoustic piano line would come standard with PNOscan™, which features MIDI and USB ports, effectively creating a bridge between the world of traditional acoustic pianos and today’s leading leading-edge technologies.

PNOscan, the only retrofit optical recorder on the market, was introduced last fall and has gained popularity with both serious musicians and recreational players. PNOscan provides full recording and playback capabilities. PNOscan uses 88 optical sensors to track the movement of every key as it is played and translates the sound for output via MIDI and USB ports.

“By making PNOscan, with its MIDI and USB ports, a standard installation on all of our Story & Clark pianos for virtually the same price as a comparable piano without these features, we are giving the acoustic piano new and added relevance that fits current consumer lifestyles,” said Tom Dolan, president and chief executive officer. “Now anyone can teach themselves to play piano at their own pace and whenever it’s convenient. The options are as limitless as the Internet and the software that’s out there.”

PNOscan, with its MIDI and USB ports, will be a standard installation on all pianos in the new Story & Clark line, featuring all- new pianos with exclusive scale designs, specs and styles. The line will be unveiled at the NAMM show in January, 2008 in the QRS booth, #321.