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Inscriber Releases New Version of InfoCaster at InfoComm

Digital signage solution offers streaming video support and enhanced transitions (June 09, 2005)

Inscriber, a division of Leitch Technology Corporation and a leading provider of digital signage and SD/HD solutions for professional digital video, announced today from InfoComm 2005, the premier conference and exhibition for the AV communications industry, the worldwide release of version 2.0 of InfoCaster, featuring video streaming support and enhanced transitions that increase visual impact. The new version of Inscriber InfoCaster is being demonstrated at booth 8123 during the conference, which is running June 8-10.

InfoCaster is a powerful, proven solution used by communications professionals around the world for creating and delivering visually superior digital signage networks and information channels. As a scalable solution, InfoCaster offers the ability to create, schedule, manage, distribute and deliver television graphics, large-screen presentations or high-resolution displays on a single television station or thousands of remote plasma monitors across the country.

"The newest version of InfoCaster continues to offer leading-edge advancements for digital signage solutions," remarked Randy Fowlie, vice president of Digital Media for Leitch. "Capturing and retaining viewer attention is important for digital signage displays to be effective, and InfoCaster 2.0 offers many significant, new benefits. Adding support for streaming video and increased transition flexibility makes InfoCaster a compelling solution for increased viewer impact."

Highlights of the new release include the use of a live video editor to stream video from the Web directly to an InfoCaster region for display of up-to-the-minute information. Standard streaming and ASX file streaming will be supported. In addition, new transitions such as ripple, page curl, flip, cube, mosaic and zoom offer new creative design possibilities. Further transition enhancements include increased flexibility to transition each screen item independently, apply transitions between complete page changes and apply transitions between clips and live video events.

InfoCaster is deployed in numerous applications including point-of-purchase displays in retail applications; IP-based television broadcasts for information channels, music channels and shopping channels; corporate communications; menu displays in fast-food restaurants; visitor communication networks at banks, stadiums, airports, corporate offices, shopping malls and resorts; student communication networks at high schools, colleges and universities; and many other places where the reliable, timely and visually appealing display of information is important.

About Inscriber
Inscriber is a division of Leitch Technology Corporation, a 34-year global leader in the design and distribution of high-performance video systems for the professional video industry. Inscriber is a leading provider of broadcast, post-production and digital signage solutions. With customers in more than 110 countries, Inscriber's character generators (Inca Studio), real-time 2D/3D broadcast graphics platform (Inca RTX), networked graphics/automation (Inca AutoCG) and digital signage solutions (InfoCaster) are the products of choice among communication experts worldwide. Inscriber solutions are also integrated in products from Quantel, Canopus and Adobe. Inscriber's extensive customer list includes ABC, NBC, CBC, CNN, BBC, BSkyB and Rogers Sportsnet among others.

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