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NewTek TriCaster Wins Big in Las Vegas

Portable live production system wins four awards at NAB 2005 (May 13, 2005)

NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, was a big winner at this year's National Association of Broadcasters 2005 Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. With the release of TriCaster, a portable live production system, NewTek pulled off a grand slam, winning four awards during the show: the NAB Award for Innovation in Media, a Government Video Magazine "Salute" and a 4EVER Group "Product Innovation Award" and a Church Media Hotlist "Best of Show".

"Until TriCaster, desktop video and presentation have been considered two separate worlds," said Philip Nelson, Senior Director of Video Marketing. "TriCaster is revolutionizing the presentation market, allowing presenters the ability to deliver their message in more dynamic and polished form, and at the same time, deliver this message more easily to any intended audience through video, projectors and the Internet."

Attendees at the NAB2005 exhibition in Las Vegas voted for the technological innovations that best addressed current and upcoming issues in the electronic media industry by boosting efficiency, increasing user flexibility and creativity, and lowering cost; TriCaster was one of five products presented with an Award for Innovation in Media for Content Management. TriCaster was also recognized with a "Salute Award" from Government Video Magazine for recognition of outstanding achievement in the advancement of the art and science of video technology. Additionally, TriCaster garnered a "Product Innovation" Award from The 4EVER Group, an organization dedicated to providing resource and educational materials and services to all facets of the event video industry. The grand slam was completed when TriCaster was selected by Anthony Coppedge, respected and prestigious consultant for media ministry and publisher of Church Media Hotlist Newsletter, for Church Media's "Best of Show" Award at NAB.

TriCaster is an integrated, compact presentation switcher with simultaneous output to video, projector and Internet in a shoebox-sized case that weights 10 pounds. Designed to appeal to corporate presenters, educators and media ministry users, TriCaster allows users to produce presentations that have the dynamics of live television. TriCaster users can fashion compelling productions, using real-time switching and editing, PowerPoint support, template driven titles and over 200 transitions.

Pricing and Availability
TriCaster is available now for a suggested retail price of $4995US. For more information or to locate a reseller, see, or call NewTek Sales at 1-800-368-5441.

About NewTek
With headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, NewTek is a leading provider of full-featured video editing, live production, presentation and visual effects tools including TriCaster(TM), VT[4](TM) and LightWave 3DŽ. NewTek launched the desktop video revolution in 1990 with the release of the legendary Video Toaster(TM). The company's products are used worldwide on projects ranging from home video to feature film. Recent projects using NewTek production tools include Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, ManiaTV, Battlestar Galactica, Children of Dune and The Final Cut. Clients using NewTek's video production products include NBC, MTV, Paramount Pictures, Zoic Studios, FEMA, Yale University Medical School and McDonald's.

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