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NewTek Announces Major Update to DataLink

LAS VEGAS – NAB Show – April 7, 2011 – NewTek, worldwide leader in video and 3D animation products, announces DataLink(tm) 3.0, the latest update to the LiveText(tm) 2 integrated application that allows operators to pre-produce graphics and titles, and deliver real-time display of constantly updated information instantly to NewTek TriCaster(tm).

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“The new DataLink 3.0 streamlines the configuration and management of data sources,” said NewTek Chief Technology Officer, Andrew Cross. “The added hardware sources and the support for RSS feeds provide a wide array of creative possibilities. DataLink 3.0 provides yet another advantage for TriCaster users who need to deliver constantly changing information that is accurate and looks great.”

DataLink 3.0 provides a highly configurable way to manage data from many different sources, including text files, databases, and scoring and timekeeping devices, such as Daktronics scoreboard controllers. DataLink 3.0 also adds support for RSS feeds from multiple more

BHV Broadcast Callisto Micro Switcher Wins Over Onstage Video

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Owslebury, UK (5 April 2011) – After a comprehensive search and evaluation process, Onstage Video – a London-based live event production company – selected BHV Broadcast’s Callisto Micro sub-miniature broadcast SDI switcher for its RealLive multi-camera production system. P. Julian Hiorns, BHV Broadcast’s managing director, announced the sale from headquarters in Owslebury, UK.

“I shopped for a suitable switcher for six months and very nearly purchased a competitor’s four channel unit with an HD option – until I sampled the BHV Callisto Micro at IBC 2010,? said Nigel Wilson, director of Onstage Video. “The compact Callisto won me over. It is well designed by a company that obviously knows the functions a VM needs to perform successfully. Although it is SD, its simplicity, feature set, and affordability are all very appealing. I didn’t want to pay for a more

NewTek Introduces Third-Party Video Developer Program at NAB 2011

LAS VEGAS – NAB Show – April 5, 2011 – NewTek, worldwide leader in video and 3D animation products, today announced the debut of their Video SDK (Software Development Kit) Program, designed to provide support and access to a series of NewTek SDKs. Third-party developers will now be able to tap into the power of proprietary NewTek iVGA(tm), LiveSet(tm) and DataLink(tm) technologies. The program also includes the ability to access add-on plug-in architecture and support for remote control through a TCP/IP communication link.

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“With the continuing success of our video product line, including TriCaster and 3PLAY, we are seeing an increasing demand from developers and customers alike to have improved access and integration into our products,” said NewTek Chief Technology Officer, Andrew Cross. “With the creation of this program, we are very excited to be able to provide the software for those who wish to better integrate their tools more

NewTek to Mentor Students from Full Sail University at NAB 2011

LAS VEGAS – NAB Show – April 5, 2011 – NewTek, worldwide leader of video and 3D animation products, today announced that they will provide four students from Full Sail University with an intern-style experience at the 2011 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas, April 9-14.

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Full Sail University, based in Winter Park, Fla., has built a reputation as one of the premier entertainment, media and arts schools in the world, and they recently purchased a NewTek TriCaster(tm) portable live production system. The NewTek and Full Sail relationship allows the students to have a hands-on experience as crew members for a variety of NewTek events at one of the most influential industry trade shows in the country.

“At NAB, the students from Full Sail are going to get real-world experience creating the live webcast of our Broadcast Minds VIP event,” said NewTek Senior more

Ross Video Packs Big Production Power in New 2 MLE Switcher

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Iroquois, ON, Canada – April 4, 2011 – Ross Video Introduces CarboniteTM – A Big Switcher Production Power in an affordable mid-size package at NAB 2011. more

NewTek to Give Away $100,000 in Prizes at NAB 2011

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TriCaster TCXD850

NewTek, a worldwide leader in video and 3D animation products, will give away four TriCaster TCXD850 HD portable live production systems as part of its TriCaster-A-Day Giveaway at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show. NAB attendees can find registration postcards on the front of the Show Daily distributed on Monday, April 11, and at the NewTek smart car HD portable live production vehicle parked in front of South Hall. Registration cards will also be available at NewTek Booth SL4514.

Drawings will be held once a day beginning Monday, April 11 through Thursday, April 14. Winners will be notified by email.

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TriCaster TCXD850 User Interface

In addition to the TriCaster-A-Day Giveaway, NewTek will host their annual “Broadcast Minds” event, bringing together some of the most successful digital media strategists in the industry. Panelists will discuss how companies can capitalize on the digital market, effectively. This event will be more

Willow Creek Community Church Launches New Campus with Ross CrossOver Solo

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Iroquois, ON, Canada – March 28, 2011 – Willow Creek Community Church prepares for their new campus launch in Huntley, IL with a Ross Video CrossOver 12 Solo compact production switcher. more

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FSR’s Pathfinder Switcher Brings Video Variety To 381 Main Bar and Grill

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Little Falls, NJ (March 22, 2011) – Transforming 381 Main Bar and Grill from a neighborhood martini lounge to a stunning sports bar equipped with the latest technology was a major undertaking. Owner Steve Baskinger not only orchestrated a complete cosmetic makeover, but also turned to FSR to install a sophisticated video matrix switcher that brings patrons a varied viewing experience via 19 LED TVs situated throughout the establishment.

Baskinger selected the FSR Pathfinder following an exhaustive Internet search for a system capable of routing multiple video sources to multiple video destinations. “Every time I entered my requirements, FSR dominated the results,? he said.

FSR customized a unit for 381 Main with 24 inputs and outputs to accommodate Baskinger’s diverse needs. “The TVs are a major highlight; we offer all the games, pay-per-view events, music videos, more

PESA Brings Innovative High Speed Digital Video and Audio Solutions to NAB2011

Huntsville, Alabama – March 14, 2011: PESA, a 38 year veteran of manufacturing high quality audio and video routing and signal processing solutions will present the latest technologies supporting high definition video at this year’s NAB show in Las Vegas (booth N4123) April 11-14. Using the world’s most prestigious radio, film and television exhibition as the forum, PESA will offer hands-on demonstrations of their enterprise-based control system and other unified signal management solutions for 3G-SDI Video, Distributed Audio Routing and Signal Processing.
Cheetah Enterprise Audio Routing System (EARS) up to 6144X6144 – Designed specifically for large venue environments, the PESA Enterprise Audio Routing System provides a “unified? solution for audio and time code applications. At the heart of each distributed audio system is a 1RU Data Exchange Engine (DXE) Chassis that connects up to 24 independent I/O frames which can be stacked to serve as a centralized system; more

NewTek Promotes Andrew Cross to Chief Technology Officer

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NewTek, worldwide leader of video and 3D animation products, today announced that the NewTek Board of Directors has promoted Andrew Cross to Chief Technology Officer. In his new role, Cross will oversee the technology direction of the company’s hardware and software products, and report to NewTek CEO and President, Jim Plant.

“Andrew has managed the development and release of a long string of successful products during his 13-year tenure with NewTek,” said NewTek Founder, Tim Jenison. “As chief architect of the TriCaster line, Andrew and his team helped the company build its portable live production market leadership.”

As executive vice president of engineering, Cross has led product development from research, to release. He joined NewTek as senior software engineer in 1998, and has held positions as lead engineer, director of video engineering, vice president and senior vice president of video software engineering.

Prior to NewTek, Cross more

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