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Compix QuickShot Serves as Fast, Easy Remote Trigger for Instant On-Screen Graphics

New 1-RU Remote Button Panel Provides Quick Access to Graphics on Compix CGs, Triggers Breaking News Crawl With a Single Button Press

IRVINE, Calif. — April 13, 2010 — Compix, a leading developer of professional-quality character generators (CGs), announced today the release of the QuickShot, a 1-RU remote button panel that allows users to put graphics on-screen instantly with the press of a button. The QuickShot provides fast access to multiple graphics on a remote Compix system without requiring the user to log into a PC. Housed in a newsroom, the new QuickShot allows the news production team to launch breaking news crawls, such as school closings and severe weather alerts, even when graphics staff is unavailable.

“Built on the widely acclaimed USP-8 and USP-16 from DNF Controls, as well as our powerful AutoCast software and integrated prebuilt templates, the QuickShot provides a cost-effective and elegant CG solution for fast-paced production environments,” said Lan Merrill, vice president of engineering at Compix. “With this very simple mechanism for putting timely updates on-screen immediately, news organizations can easily keep viewers up to date with the latest news, regardless of the time of day or number of staff at the facility.”

Perfectly designed to meet the demands of master control, the Compix QuickShot package delivers critical graphics capabilities though a simple interface already familiar in broadcast facilities around the world. The series of preconfigured templates available on the QuickShot can be customized for news, sports, weather, or other types of information, depending on the broadcaster’s needs. LCD keycaps featuring multiple colors and custom text labels contribute to accurate graphics playout. The panel is integrated with customers’ new or existing Compix CG systems at the Compix factory.

More information about Compix and its product line is available at www.compix.tv.

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About Compix Media Inc.
Compix Media Inc., the “character-driven” character generator (CG) company based in Irvine, Calif., is a global provider of the world’s most affordable broadcast graphics systems. Compix systems have been on the air 24/7 since 1986, delivering broadcast graphic solutions in more than 17,000 locations, across 80 countries. Elegant, intuitive, award-winning solutions that offer both convenience and practicality, Compix CGs are available in single and multichannel analog, SD-SDI, and HD configurations. Every Compix broadcast graphics system boasts an engaging interface, a cutting-edge feature set, and 100 percent broadcast quality, backed by the remarkable Compix Freedom Support Plan. Compix clients include all major television broadcast and cable networks, post, sports, educational, military, worship, government, and corporate facilities. More information is available at www.compix.tv.

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