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Quantel's Newsbox Provides ?News to GoIntegrated news production system takes in world tour (September 15, 2005)
Since its launch at NAB, Quantel's Newsbox has been taking the broadcast world by storm. The first installation is up and running and there are a number of others to follow shortly. The demand to work with this convenient, self-contained news production system has been such that it has had to hit the road - so there's now another meaning to 'News to Go' as Newsbox arrives at the Quantel booth at IBC as part of its world tour.
Visiting over a dozen cities the Newsbox roadshow has travelled thousands of miles and has been seen by over 450 broadcast professionals - from station managers and MDs to editors and cameramen. All have been impressed by how much quality programming potential Quantel has squeezed into such a compact package. Newsbox comes with all that is needed to ingest material, view rushes, choose shots, edit stories, review finished pieces and play them out to air. Its common progressive user interface and toolset are exactly the same as all the sQ systems from Quantel that are powering the news operations of some of the world's greatest broadcasters.
Quantel's Marketing Manager Broadcast Norman Rouse said, "With Newsbox Quantel has made the technology effectively disappear. Never before has such capability, power and efficiency been available off-the-shelf to broadcasters. Speaking to people during the roadshow has been a revelation - it was fantastic to have conversations about making quality programs rather than dwelling on technology issues. Our audience found the Newsbox approach enlightening and very liberating."
The newest convert is Bulgarian TV station TV7 who recently installed a Quantel Newsbox as a key component of its brand new broadcasting operation. TV7 Managing Director, Rumen Artarski, said, "When you're building a new operation from scratch, you don't need engineering nightmares.
"The Newsbox is a complete system which comes ready built and tested so it's ready to go as soon as we are. It's also easy to learn and use, yet powerful in what it can do. And because it's 'off the shelf', the price is within the range that a small TV station such as ours can afford." concluded Atarksi.
In the fall, fresh from IBC, the Newsbox tour will be visiting Korea, China and the US. Visit quantel.com for details of dates and locations.
Quantel is dedicated to creating new tools for the new digital age, covering everything from terrestrial and satellite television to broadband internet, DVD and d-cinema. Quantel systems combine industry-leading performance with total scalability in both hardware and software across post production, graphics, digital intermediate, news and sports production for multiple resolution, team-working environments.
For more information visit www.quantel.com.
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