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Torrance, CA (October 20, 2008) – Shotoku Broadcast Systems, a leading international manufacturer of manual and robotically controlled camera support products, recently delivered several tripod and tripod/dolly systems to support RCN-TV’s new VizRT virtual set solution. RCN-TV, one of Colombia’s two privately licensed television networks, went on-air with the equipment during Q3 2008. The network reaches 97% of Colombian viewers through 132 stations. Naoki Ebimoto, Shotoku Inc.’s president made the announcement from US headquarters located in Torrance, CA,

Working with Closed Caption Latina, a prominent systems integrator and distributor for major manufacturers in the Colombian market, Shotoku designed a camera support configuration that integrates seamlessly with RCN-TV’s Vizrt’s Viz|Virtual Studio to achieve exceptional performance in a VR environment. Shotoku supplied a TK-59VR jib paired with a TU-03AVR pan / tilt head to enable wide camera coverage without the use of a dolly. The TU-03VR, Shotoku’s most popular and proven head, sends exact camera position signals to the computer in realtime via built-in high-precision encoders for fail-proof positioning.

RCN-TV also installed a complement of Shotoku’s single and double stage tripods, and studio dollys with SH-90 pan / tilt high performance heads. Designed for portable broadcast cameras, the heads provide the smooth, high quality movement needed for calm, clear camera work.

“The Shotoku equipment interfaced easily with VizRT’s virtual set engine and is easy to use,” said Luis Torres, president of Closed Caption Latina. “It is performing well and saving RCN-TV revenue by diminishing scenery costs and reducing the space traditionally required by large studios.”

About Shotoku Broadcast Systems

Shotoku Broadcast Systems is an international leader in the manufacture and marketing of a full range of camera support products with emphasis on pedestals and pan/tilt heads for the television broadcast industry. The Company also provides robotic camera systems capable of interfacing with other manufacturers equipment. Established in 1941 as an engineering design firm specializing in unique machines, Shotoku maintains headquarters in Japan and operates offices in Staines, UK and Torrance, CA. For further information: www.

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