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Broadcast Pix to Demo Mobile Studio at IBC

In addition to its Slate switcher line, Broadcast Pix will display an OB van showcasing a fully functional Slate live production system at its booth at IBC2008.

Broadcast Pix will also debut three new HD versions of its Slate switcher line as well as the Slate 5000, the industry’s only 2 M/E live production system, according to the company.

Broadcast Pix is taking its OB van on an extensive European demonstration tour, including stops in 27 countries. “Since it first hit the road, response has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Ken Swanton, president of Broadcast Pix in Billerica, Mass. “The van dramatically shows how simply a mobile studio can be created with all the power and functionality typically found in a larger OB van.”

The new Broadcast Pix Slate 5000 bundles a multi-view monitoring system, Inscriber CG, 60 hour clip store and format and aspect converters as well as a newly enhanced redundancy system in an integrated production system that costs as much as a 2 M/E switcher, according to the company. It enables an operator to run all aspects of a 2 M/E live HDTV production, including complex graphics, animations, clips and effects as well as control robotic cameras, audio mixers and video servers. Newly enhanced redundancy systems for the Slate 5000 automatically back up hourly, daily and weekly. The system has redundant power for the workstation with instantaneous auto fail-over and removable media drives.

Three new Slate HD models—the Slate 100 HD, 1000 HD and 3000 HD switchers will debut at the Broadcast Pix booth. Model 100 includes a switcher with up to six keyers and DVEs, multi-view monitoring, CG and clipstore. Slate 1000 HD adds a professional switcher control panel and the Slate 3000 HD adds a Harris router, which provides up to 18 live inputs and more redundancy.

Broadcast Pix will be at Stand 7.H31.