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NewTek TriCaster receives Emmy Award nomination

TriCaster brings ease of use and affordability to live television production and presentation (August 01, 2005)

NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, is proud to announce the nomination of TriCaster for the Emmy Award in the category "Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for the Creation of Non-Traditional Programs or Platforms." On July 15th, 2005, The National Television Academy announced the nominees for the Advanced Media Technology Emmy Awards, which will be presented as part of the annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards.

"We're extremely honored by the Academy's recognition of our new product, TriCaster, with this nomination," said Philip Nelson, NewTek's Vice President of Video Sales and Marketing. "Having already won five major product awards, an Emmy Award nomination is the ultimate validation for TriCaster, and the impact it will have on television production and presentations."

TriCaster is a revolutionary product designed to facilitate live production with simultaneous output to video, projector and Internet. TriCasters emphasis is on portability, price, and a simplicity that allows novice technical directors to create professional productions. As a live appliance, TriCaster provides all of this in one 10 pound, shoe-box sized production system:
- 3 camera inputs, Y/C or composite
- Integrated DDR for auto-cued playback
- 2 microphone inputs, 1 stereo line in
- Integrated DDR for display of stills
- iVGA client to bring in external computer displays
- Background matte generator
- Black Generator
- Composite and Y/C video out
- Stereo line out
- XGA Projector output
- Windows media streaming output

"This years nominees represent the finest work done in Advanced Media," says Shelly Palmer, Chairman of the Advanced Media Technology Emmy Awards. "The quality, ingenuity and pure creativity of the nominated work clearly demonstrates the contributions that these extraordinary individuals have made to the industry. It is a wonderful time of transition for the television industry as these new, advanced technologies continue to redefine and enhance how we experience and consume media. Now, more than ever the medium is the message."

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 ToasterŽ. 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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