Mountain View, CA--NBC Olympics has expanded its Pinnacle Systems-based broadcast graphics infrastructure for the Athens Olympics by purchasing seven additional Pinnacle Deko character generators and two additional Pinnacle Thunder servers. NBC Olympics has installed a total of 26 Deko systems for live and post-production use at the Games.
Dr. Phil Paully, director, graphics engineering and operations for NBC Olympics, said, "The Olympics is an extraordinary broadcast event that demands excellence at every turn. Pinnacle live graphics products not only provide NBC Olympics with exceptional creative tools, the systems give NBC a streamlined, networked workflow that makes it easier to manage the complexity presented by a production of this massive scale. Pinnacle Deko character generators and Thunder servers enable NBC Olympics to orchestrate scores, clocks, breaking news, stunning visual effects plus thousands of clips and stills in a way that captures billions of eyes worldwide."
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