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Video quad split offers unparalleled image quality and flexibility of metadata views

At HD World Booth #1040

New York, NY (October 13, 2009) — Algolith Inc, a leader in advanced world-class video processing solutions for broadcast, cable, satellite, and IPTV providers, today announced the launch of their newest product, the Algogear™ Video Quad Split (VQS-1001-MD), which will be launched at HD World on October 14th and 15th in New York city, at booth #1040.

Simplifies Monitoring – delivers unsurpassed flexibility of metadata display on all 4 signals

The Algogear Video Quad Split (VQS-1001-MD) with 4 SD/HD SDI inputs and outputs offers broadcasters a quick snapshot of 4 video feeds with their respective audios as well as metadata on one single monitor. The Algogear Video Quad split simplifies monitoring and offers users a wide variety of options for viewing metadata such as Time Code information, Closed Captioning, and Under Monitor Display text. In addition to the expected reduction in cost and real estate requirements for monitors, the Algogear VQS offers users the unparalleled ability to mix and match the metadata information broadcasters choose on any of the 4 viewed feeds. “With this unsurpassed flexibility and vast choice of viewing options, the Algogear Video Quad Split makes monitoring easy for broadcasters,” said Jacques Patry, director of product development at Algolith Inc.

Flexible architecture translates into low cost solution

The flexible architecture of the Algogear solution has enabled Algolith to build a low cost Video Quad Split solution, helping broadcasters achieve significant cost savings. “With these metadata monitoring features, the Algogear solution is the most cost effective video quad split available to broadcasters today,” added Patry. “No other broadcast manufacturer offers this type of solution at this low price point. Furthermore, because we develop and own the IP, we are able to produce and deliver superior image quality results not seen in the industry.”

Only Quad Split Solution with metadata monitoring available for openGear

The Algogear VQS-1001-MD is the only Video Quad Split solution with metadata monitoring available for openGear platform. All Algogear cards fit into the openGear frame, and can be repurposed at anytime through Algolith’s One Card, One Price, More Choices program, at no additional cost.

VQS-1001-MD Product Highlights

•4 inputs, 4 outputs

•Supports Under Monitor Display text

•Time Code Overlay Support

•Closed Captioning decoding and overlay on screen

•Audio and metadata passthrough

•Quad split view, Dual split view (side by side or PIP)

•4x4 matrix switching on output BNCs

•Supports any progressive or interlaced video formats up to 1080i @ 74.25MHz.

•Controlled by easy to use Dashboard (openGear) interface

•All Algogear cards can be repurposed to any other Algogear solution at no additional cost

Pricing and Availability

The Algogear Video Quad Split VQS-1001-MD is part of the Algogear line of FPGA-based video processing solutions and is part of Algolith’s One Card, One Price, More Choices Program. The Algogear card is available at $5995, and can be purchased through Algolith’s network of international resellers, or by contacting Algolith at sales@algolith.com or 1-877-ALGOLITH.

1 Card, 1 Price, More Choices program: Flexible, Cost-effective and Future-proof

Algolith’s One Card, One Price, More Choices Program allows users to repurpose their Algogear card to any one of Algogear’s video processing applications— at no additional cost. One Algogear card holds the power of the entire line applications available from Algolith, including solutions for Signal Processing, Format Conversion, as well as Sync and Delay. The reconfigurable nature of the Algogear card means that customers have the flexibility to repurpose their cards to any other of Algogear’s video processing solutions– for free. All Algogear applications have the ability to run on the same card, providing broadcasters with the choice to select the cards’ functionality at one point in time, and repurpose the card to another function at a later point in time. This solution helps broadcasters save money by reducing inventory of spares and support costs. Furthermore, its long life expectancy makes the Algogear card an environmentally-friendly solution.

About Algolith

Algolith Inc., based in Montréal (Québec, Canada) is a privately held company founded in 2003 as a spin-off of Miranda Technologies. Algolith has developed the industry’s most advanced video processing algorithms, leveraging over 50 man-years of R&D and IP development. The company has built its reputation around delivering its patented core Intellectual Property (IP), an unparalleled portfolio of technology which significantly improves image quality in all formats.

Algolith Inc. develops advanced high quality video processing solutions for reconfigurable cards designed to delay, synchronize, convert and process signals in all formats for broadcast, cable, satellite, and IPTV providers. Algolith provides the best value in advanced image processing with a future-proof, flexible, modular platform. Algolith also develops specialized IP solutions which can be used for FPGA or ASIC implementations by OEM and IP licensees.

For sales information, or to find a reseller in your area, please contact sales@algolith.com or 1-877-ALGOLITH, or visit www.algolith.com . To keep up to date with the latest news and product releases, please follow Algolith on Twitter at http://twitter.com/algolith. For product images, visit our image library.

Media Contact

Esther Hotter

Marketing Communications

Algolith Inc.

514-335-9867 ext 3246

esther@algolith.com

http://twitter.com/algolith

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