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New HD Infrastructure at Rutgers University Stadium Uses Compix CG to Give Football Fans Game Data and Graphics

IRVINE, Calif. — Aug. 16, 2010 — Compix, a developer of professional character generators (CGs), announced today that its ConverG1 HD was installed by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as part of a recent expansion of the Rutgers University football stadium. Incorporated into the stadium’s HD video infrastructure upgrade, the Compix CG feeds HD text and graphics to a new 38-foot-high and 112-foot-wide Daktronics video scoreboard that is among the largest at any NCAA football stadium.

The ConverG1 HD is designed for the video professional looking for a broadcast level of performance for graphics and effects. The system includes a 4-RU chassis, outputting graphics in either SD-SDI or HD-SDI, as required. An SD/HD-SDI built-in downstream keyer enables HD and digital overlays, and the unit’s SD/HD-SDI output can easily be configured upstream of the switcher. Through the Compix GenCG software, the ConverG1 HD offers users a selection of standard rolls, crawls, and more than 260 transition effects, as well as a user-definable clock/timer. An integrated scheduler suite, direct import animation software, and stock fonts and libraries aid in smooth, speedy design.

The Compix system is installed in the native 1080i HD video control room newly integrated into the stadium press box along with an Echolab Overture(TM) HD switcher and Click Effects CrossFire and Flashback systems for graphics and instant replays. On game days, control room staff uses the Compix system to put full-page graphics and player information on the Daktronics video board along with updates from other NCAA football games.

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

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About Rutgers University Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at the university’s founding in 1766, the heart of its mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey’s land-grant institution and one of the nation’s foremost research universities, and as such, it educates, makes discoveries, serves as an engine of economic growth, and generates ideas for improving people’s lives. More information is available at www.rutgers.edu.

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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