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Frost & Sullivan Honors Snell & Wilcox Kahuna

Snell & Wilcox's Kahuna SD/HD production switcher is the recipient of the Frost & Sullivan Market Penetration Award for 2006.

The award is presented annually to the company demonstrating "strategic excellence in product innovation, marketing and sales strategies" resulting in the largest gain in market share over a period of two to three years.

Frost & Sullivan selected Snell & Wilcox on the basis of interviews with market participants, end user studies and other research. Frost & Sullivan called the Kahuna switcher one of the most technologically sophisticated products on the market.

"The Kahuna production switcher's outstanding functionality and technical innovations have clearly hit a sweet spot in the global market, enabling Snell & Wilcox to achieve remarkable penetration in a highly competitive market space," said Mukul Krishna, global manager of the digital media practice for Frost & Sullivan. "Our research shows its advanced feature set, combined with Snell & Wilcox's outstanding commitment to customer service, has enabled the company to capture significant market share and become a major player in the worldwide production switcher market."

This is the second year in a row for Frost & Sullivan to honor a Snell & Wilcox product. In 2005 the company received the Worldwide Technology Leadership Award in Production Switchers.

The Kahuna is the first switcher to integrate SD and HD inputs on the same control panel and within a common mainframe.