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Omneon and EVS to Preview NBC Universal's Olympics Integrated Storage and Instant Production Workflow at SVG Tech Workshop

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Dec. 14, 2009 -- EVS Broadcast Equipment will be joining Omneon at the SVG League Technology Summit/Mobile Engineering Workshop, Dec. 14-15 in New York, to preview the integrated storage (Omneon) and instant tapeless production (EVS) workflow that will support NBC's coverage of the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. The joint demo will highlight how the scalable high-capacity Omneon MediaGrid(TM) active storage system can be integrated with the high-performance EVS XT[2] production server to enable fast, seamless access to high volumes of HD media in live and near-live broadcast production environments.

"The integration between the Omneon MediaGrid system and the EVS XT[2] server allows any HD footage to be immediately available and exchangeable between storage and production environments. The systems' robust combination of storage capacity, media access speed, and advanced live production capabilities gives NBC's Olympics a best-in-class solution for its coverage of the Vancouver Winter Games," said Matt Adams, vice president of broadcast solutions at Omneon.

The EVS XT[2] production server, along with the EVS IPDirector suite, including the IPEdit on-the-fly editing solution, will be used for HD live and near-live ingest, production, and playout. Content recorded on the XT[2] servers in Avid DNxHD(R) codec will be made available on the Omneon MediaGrid system as self contained MXF OP1a files through the XTAccess, the EVSintelligent gigabit Ethernet network gateway. Conversely, EVS operators will be able to capture and manipulate video from the Omneon MediaGrid system to be used for production and playout.

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About NBC Olympics

NBC has broadcast 11 Olympics, the most Olympics broadcast by any network. NBC surpassed ABC's 10 Olympics with the 2008 Beijing Games, the most watched television event in U.S. history with 215 million viewers.

The 2010 Vancouver Games mark the sixth of an unprecedented seven consecutive Olympic broadcasts by NBC Sports. The impressive streak began with the 2000 Sydney Games and continues through the 2012 London Games. NBC has broadcast eight of the last 10 Olympic Games, both summer and winter; Vancouver will mark the ninth out of the last 11.

About Omneon Inc.

Omneon Inc. is a leading provider of scalable media server and active storage systems that optimize workflow productivity and on-air reliability for the production, distribution, and management of digital media. Omneon is a pioneer in the use of advanced IT technologies and open systems for broadcast applications, producing a modular and expandable video server architecture in the Omneon Spectrum media server. The company's Omneon MediaGrid active storage system delivers centralized content storage that is scalable in capacity, bandwidth, and media-processing power. The company has an extensive global presence with customers in more than 50 countries on six continents. Omneon is on the Web at

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