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Quartz Premieres Xenon At IBC

Multi-format router accepts plug-in Signal Processing Technology modules (July 28, 2004)

Quartz announced their IBC product lineup today. IBC04 marks the European launch of Xenon the Signal Processing Router. Xenon is an advanced multi-format router designed to accept plug-in Signal Processing Technology modules, which bring external hardware functions into the router. The latest addition to the SPT module range, an advanced quad split generator will be unveiled at the show

The latest new features added to the Quartz Master Control range will be on display, including advanced new audio capabilities in the QMC-HD. QMC-HD is the first master control switcher to support 16 channels of audio processing and internal Dolby E decoding and encoding.

IBC04 will be the first time Quartz has demonstrated high definition routing and master control in Europe, responding to rapidly growing interest in HD in the area this year.

The existing ranges of products will also be displayed, including the Q256 range of large format routers and the SC1000 advanced system controller.

Quartz will be in the same location as last year - Stand No: 9.441.

About Quartz Worldwide:
Quartz is based in Reading, a traditional location for UK companies in the video and broadcast field, and employs about 40 people. Growing from initial sales in the UK, products are now shipped worldwide and large numbers of systems are in use throughout Europe, Africa, Middle East, Pacific Rim, and in North America (including many sold on an OEM basis by GVG as the SMS6000). The product range has also grown dramatically and Quartz routers now span from 8X1 up to 1,024 X 1,024, with a wide range of frames, panels and signal formats, including HDTV.

Quartz entered the Master Control switcher market in 2001 and has rapidly become an important player in this market segment. The QMC range is one of the most flexible and cost effective available, and has proven itself in multi-channel systems around the world.

Quartz has continued to grow, despite an industry slowdown that has affected many router companies. Ongoing development of advanced router control systems, new routers, expansion of the master control range, and excellence in customer support all combine to give Quartz a competitive edge.

About Quartz in North America:
Quartz Electronics, Inc. (QEI) handles all sales and support for North America. The QEI Sales and marketing team all have extensive experience and detailed product knowledge gained from many years in the industry. The entire team shares the highest level of commitment to excellence in looking after our customers.

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