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Quantels Pay As You Go HD Now Available on Eiger Platform

Pay as you Go eQ and always-on eQ moves to brand new platform at IBC (September 15, 2005)

Quantel's Pay as you Go HD facility for the eQ editing/ effects/ grading/ mastering system was one of the award-winning highlights of NAB. Now at IBC it is being delivered on a completely new platform which packs unbelievable power into a compact system. The all-new eQ, running on new Eiger hardware and with Eiger software is up to 50% faster than before - in half the space. Both the always-on eQ and the Pay as you Go eQ are delivered on this amazing new platform.

The concept of Pay as you Go is already well established in the mobile phone industry, and Quantel has adapted this concept to meet the needs of the industry as it transitions from an SD to an HD world. An eQ with Pay as you Go HD is a fully equipped system, but ingest and playout is limited to SD until a password is loaded into the system. Weekly or monthly passwords can be purchased from Quantel.

"Since the launch at NAB we have received a fantastic response to this innovative concept," said Steve Owen, Quantel's Group Marketing Manager - Post & DI. "HD is really making an impact in Europe across post production and broadcast. The new eQ with Pay as you Go HD is the best way to get great performance, high quality HD at low cost and with minimal risk and on the new platform it is even better value."

The new platform is based upon the new Eiger hardware which delivers massively increased performance thanks to the new Quantel Media Engine for image processing.

"Quantel is taking the risk out of moving to HD. The new Eiger hardware shows the genius of the Quantel architecture, leveraging the latest PC developments and the speed gains in purpose-built hardware to make the fastest, most productive systems even better," concluded Owen.

About Quantel
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.

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