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PNOscan™ used at the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards
3/10/2011

SENECA, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- QRS Music Technologies, Inc. (OTC:QRSM.ob - News), a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of pianos, piano-based audio and multimedia products, music and piano accessories, today announced that PNOscan™, an optical recording strip that reads the movement of the keys without effecting the touch or response of the piano was recently used at the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards® on one of Steinway’s Imagine Series grand pianos, created to commemorate John Lennon’s 70th birthday. PNOscan was also used by major stars at last year’s awards. PNOscan allows artists to experience the touch and feel of an acoustic piano while enjoying all the benefits of a digital keyboard or piano.

“Use of PNOscan among professional pianists is growing rapidly. Musicians like the incredible range of benefits that a digital piano provides but don’t want to sacrifice the touch, feel and sound of performing on an acoustic piano,” said Tom Dolan, president and CEO of QRS Music Technologies, Inc. “With PNOscan they can enjoy the best of both worlds.”

PNOscan can easily be installed on any piano without any adverse effects to the appearance, response or sound of the piano. Installed underneath the key bed, PNOscan uses optical sensors to continuously sense the movement of every key as it is played. This is translated into a MIDI output via a MIDI or USB port, creating connectivity to the digital world and the many applications currently available through laptops, PCs and Macs. PNOscan can be retrofit by any QRS certified technician onto any acoustic piano. For more information about PNOscan, visit www.qrsmusic.com.


About QRS Music Technologies, Inc.

QRS Music Technologies, Inc. manufactures and distributes pianos and piano accessories, Pianomation® musical instrument digital interface (MIDI) systems for acoustic pianos, and compact discs and music rolls for player pianos. QRS is the creator of Pianomation®, the first MIDI system to combine analog and digital technology to turn any piano into a reproducing player piano. QRS Music was founded in 1900 and is based in Seneca, Pennsylvania. QRS is traded over-the-counter (OTC:QRSM.ob - News). Additional information about QRS is available at www.qrsmusic.com.

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