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Compix Media 2009 NAB Show Preview

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Company Overview:
Compix Media, based in Irvine, Calif., is a global provider of powerful and cost effective character generator (CG) systems and applications for the television, video, production, sports and IPTV markets. Compix Media delivers elegant, easy-to-use solutions, with an unbeatable price to performance ratio. Compix Media’s standard and high definition CG products are on the air in more than 17,000 locations, in over 80 countries. These installations include broadcast television, cable, post-production, educational, military, worship, government, and corporate multimedia. More information about Compix Media is available at www.compixmedia.com.

Compix Media at the NAB Show:

At the 2009 NAB Show, Compix Media will highlight several powerful, easy-to-use character generators with unbeatable price/performance ratios. These new technology offerings reflect the company’s years of experience in the CG market, across the broadcast, sports, professional, educational, and government sectors, and offer the possibility of working in or easily upgrading to many digital and HD formats. Compix Media CGs offer an elegant interface to sports and EAS companies with dedicated logo insertion, EAS message generation, and automated template-based sports-score generation.

CYNERG HD Character Generator
The new CYNERG HD is a broadcast-quality, dual-channel HD CG with unrivalled price/performance for the broadcast, sports, professional, educational, and government markets. Capable of simultaneously outputting graphics in either SD-SDI or HD-SDI, Compix Media’s new dual-channel CYNERG HD packs a powerful punch into a conveniently sized 4-RU chassis.

The CYNERG HD has the inherent advantage of branding multiple video streams with different overlay material from a single chassis and one easy-to-use interface. Rather than invest in two separate CG systems, users can apply the CYNERG HD to two different functions at once, saving both time and money. Additionally, because the data required to create and playback graphics can be used between CYNERG HD’s two internal systems, users need only maintain one set of graphics data. Dedicated logo insertion, EAS message generation, and automated template-based sports-score generation are also features supported by the CYNERG HD.

Channel Brander
The new 1-RU Channel Brander is a full-featured, stand-alone CG supporting automated template-based graphic generation and real-time graphics overlay of live video in SD or HD productions. With its compact footprint and rugged chassis construction, the cost- effective Channel Brander is ideal for sports venues, EAS, remote and outside broadcast, SNG/ENG, and digital subchannels.

Compix Media’s latest CG offering was created specifically for channel branding, dedicated logo insertion, EAS message generation, and automated template-based sports-score generation. Channel Brander accepts static graphic/logo import of TGA, BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, and TIF files, automatically converting images to and from different video resolutions as needed. Compix Media’s easy-to-use GenCG software, featuring an elegant and user-friendly GUI, is integrated into Channel Brander, and offers 4000 True Type fonts and 300,000 premium quality images ― included at no extra cost.

Compix Media offers the Channel Brander in three models: analog (SMPTE 170M-compliant), digital SD-SDI (SMPTE 259M compliant), and HD (SMPTE 292M compliant with 720p/1080i support). The system passes all required closed-captioning, VBI, HANC, VANC, and embedded audio systems requirements.

HD ready
Compix Media is expanding its HD product offerings with a powerful new line of single- and dual-channel HD ready CGs. Leveraging the performance and quality of Compix Media’s flagship resolution-independent software and SD-SDI hardware, the new HD- ready models provide the immediate SD functionality required by many digital broadcasters while supporting a smooth transition to HD. A simple keycode purchase is all that is required to upgrade the HD ready systems from SD-SDI to HD.

Available in single- and dual-channel configurations, the new HD ready CGs leverage all of the same great functionality and hardware/software feature sets offered by the company’s current CG offerings, while incorporating the on-board CPU and memory required to handle the pixel and data volumes demanded by HD. With this horsepower, each system is fully capable of supporting HD without any hardware upgrades. The simple purchase and input of a Compix Media keycode allows users to migrate to HD-capable CG operations in less than a day. Operators can launch HD work using the same software and graphics libraries that supported SD production, without being held up by a learning curve or the need to recreate graphics files.

Dedicated logo insertion, EAS message generation, and automated template-based sports-score generation are other optional features supported by the HD ready product line. Logo generation is offered via Compix Media’s NewsScroll, which creates up to two independent crawls, manually updated or automatically updated from text files or RSS feeds. NewsScroll also incorporates static and animated logos, a real-time clock, and automatic weather updates.

Compix Contact:
Veronica Kim
Vice President
Tel: +1 (949) 585-0055 x118
E-mail: vkim@compixmedia.com
Web site: www.compixmedia.com

Agency Contact:
Netra Ghosh
Wall Street Communications
Tel: 1 (801) 266-0077
E-mail: netra@wallstcom.com

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