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Broadcast Pix Announces DVI I/O For Slate™ Switchers

Adds high-resolution computer input and projector output

BURLINGTON, Massachusetts (May 14, 2007) Broadcast Pix, who redefined the switcher as a control room with built-in multi-view monitoring, character generator and clip store, will introduce an optional DVI input/output board for its new Slate switcher line. Broadcast Pix will debut the board at InfoComm 2007 (Booth 6533), starting June 19th in Anaheim, California.

The modular Slate input/output architecture has three I/O boards, including: SD digital, analog, and later this year HD for 720p and 1080i. The new DVI board will add both a DVI input and a DVI output. It also includes adapters for VGA I/O. The new DVI or VGA output will enable Slate to feed a high-resolution signal directly to a projector. While Slate is often used with inputs from laptops via an ‘S‘ video input, the new DVI or VGA input will enable a high-resolution input from a computer.

The new DVI I/O board is priced at $900, and will be available late this year as an option for the Slate HD I/O board. It will work on all new or existing Slate switchers.

According to Broadcast Pix President Ken Swanton, “While Slate was designed for live television production, it is also being used heavily in the presentation and events markets. Today‘s announcement makes it an even better choice in these areas thanks to a high resolution output for projectors and a built-in scan converter for a computer input, such as a PowerPoint presentation.”

At NAB 2007, Broadcast Pix introduced Version 6.0 software for the Slate line. Version 6 adds compressed clip support, including QuickTime, and a customizable multi-view for any size monitor, including huge wall-mounted displays. Version 6.0 also features AutoAspect software that enables 16:9 and 4:3 content to be used interchangeably and mixed together in the same live production, while maintaining the native aspect ratio of each element. Additionally, new Version 6 options include: audio-follow-video software for automatic control of an audio mixer with MIDI; more keyers and up tp 6 picture-in-picture boxes; PowerAux™ for keying on secondary outputs; eight chromakeys to couple with integrated still and clip stores for virtual set creation, and CG Connect which enables an external database to automatically update on-air graphics.

About Slate switchers The Slate 100 touch screen-based switcher (priced from $9,995) was introduced at NAB 2006, and includes a switcher, integrated Inscriber character generator, still stores and full motion, multi-view monitoring. Input formats include SDI digital and analog composite, S and component. The Slate 1000 (from $19,000) adds a control panel, DVEs and clip store and was introduced at InfoComm 2006. The Slate 2100 switcher, introduced at IBC 2006, adds more inputs, keyers, clip channels and redundancy to address the needs of the most demanding live television applications. Robotic control of cameras is optional. All Slate switchers are upgradeable later in 2007 to provide HDTV inputs and outputs.

About Broadcast Pix Broadcast Pix is the leader in live television production systems that are more powerful, easier to use, and far more cost effective than a traditional control room of individual components. Broadcast Pix Slate switchers enable a single operator or small team to create engaging live video. Broadcast Pix is the technology leader in the fusion of production switcher and computer technology, and is based in Burlington, Massachusetts, with offices in California, North Carolina and Amsterdam. Customers include over 300 leading broadcast, cable, entertainment, mobile, corporate, education, religious and government studios in 30 countries. For more information, go to www.broadcastpix.com. Broadcast Pix, Slate, AutoAspect, and PowerAux are trademarks of Broadcast Pix, Inc. Patents pending.

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