Broadcast Pix Expands Slate Production Switcher Line at IBC
August 7, 2006
Broadcast Pix will debut the Slate 2100, the latest addition to its growing Slate line of production switchers. IBC will mark the third introduction of Slate products this year. Broadcast Pix introduced the Slate 100 touchscreen based system at NAB2006 and the Slate 1000 control panel based system at InfoComm in June. The Slate 2100 takes all the features of the Slate 1000 switcher, including the built-in character generator, clip store, and full-motion monitoring, and adds additional features, including 8-10 live video inputs, fail-safe switching, a dual-channel clip store, a fourth keyer, tally and AES/EBU audio. "The new Broadcast Pix Slate switchers are the only production switchers on the market with a built-in CG, or a built-in clip store, or full-motion monitoring of outputs and sources," according to Broadcast Pix President Ken Swanton. "Packing in an entire control room worth of equipment makes them highly affordable, but the real beauty is that Slate enables a solo operator to create a high-end broadcast look that previously required a team of operators. Solo operators can easily create live video complete with visually compelling graphics, animated text, picture-in-pictures, keyed clips, spinning logos and even robotic control of cameras. The new Slate 2100 provides all this in a larger system that can handle more cameras, and features fail-safe switching for non-stop on-air productions." Broadcast Pix will be in Stand 9.520.
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