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Leitch's Routers Chosen by Intelsat

Leitch provides large routing matrix encompassing HD capabilities (July 07, 2004)

Leitch Technology Corporation announced today that by supplying its leading routing matrix, Integrator GOLD, to leading communications provider Intelsat, it has maximized the ability for Intelsat to remotely manage the configuration of its worldwide video network.

Integrator GOLD has been procured and integrated into Intelsat's worldwide video network by TANDBERG Television and is being used to interconnect the large suite of video equipment in Intelsat's North American and European PoPs and Teleports. Intelsat's network utilizes Leitch's Integrator GOLD 128x128 digital multi-rate router, combining SDI and ASI routing capabilities and including HD cards for HD traffic and monitoring.

Integrator GOLD is an extension of the powerful and popular Leitch Integrator series of routing switchers. It is available in standard-definition digital and wideband digital multi-rate formats and will route any and all digital video signals from 30Mb/s to HDTV at 1.485Gb/s. Integrator GOLD is expandable from 8x8 to 128x128 in a single 8RU chassis and provides all of the performance of Leitch's leading Integrator series, including Ethernet/IP, RS-232/422 and X/Y Coaxial control as standard. Integrator GOLD is expandable beyond 128x128 using Leitch's Blue3 dynamic routing topology. Additionally, Leitch supplied a number of small, modular Panacea routers to Intelsat.

Brian Henderson, programme manager for video in Intelsat's Network Infrastructure Implementation unit, said: "In coordination with our video network system integrator, we chose Leitch because we know that the company has a proven record of success in the video switching arena, and its products successfully met our criteria. We were looking for a quality, low-maintenance product that could provide adequate remote management and control capabilities."

Dave Dougall, managing director, Leitch Europe, said: "Leitch's products continue to be recognized worldwide for their reliability and cost effectiveness. Our router series allows us to cater to all broadcasters' needs from a small routing network through to a large worldwide installation. We are delighted that Intelsat has chosen Leitch to carry out the essential roll of connecting its worldwide video networks."

About Leitch Technology
Leitch Technology is a 33-year global leader in the design and distribution of high-performance video systems for the professional television industry. Leitch offers the most extensible products and interoperable systems, enabling operations of any size to achieve a truly Integrated Content Environment. Leitch is the most trusted name for increasing performance and productivity through solutions that streamline workflow of content production, processing, transmission and management. With a sole focus on and commitment to the television industry, Leitch provides unparalleled customer support.

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