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ROOT6 Debuts New V2 Software For ContentAgent-XR

Facilitates seamless transition to HD (August 22, 2005)

ROOT6 Technology launched V2 Software for its ContentAgent-XR encoding and delivery platform. The new software represents a radical departure from previous versions and, in conjunction with new high-performance hardware, incorporates the implementation of a proprietary third-generation GPU-accelerated capture, playback and transcode engine.

V2 Software also introduces a hitherto unattainable level of operational flexibility in the encode/transcode workflow in SD, HD and 2K DPX film environments, including the ?single-click easy creation of interactive HD DVDs.

Building on the success of the original SD version, ContentAgent-XR facilitates the automated capture, playback, encoding, and tapeless global delivery of multi-format, multi-resolution digital media. Material may be imported from any source and transcoded to any format, including PAL/NTSC and aspect ratio conversion.

Featuring a new user interface, V2 software enables complex workflows to be easily and quickly assembled and saved as templates for future use if required. Encoded media may be accessed remotely via the built-in web server or delivered by email, RSS, ftp, SD or HD DVD, or output to SD and HD video.

XRs powerful SQL database engine enables flexible user, media, and template management in addition to multi-machine distributed encoding. Additional new features include single-click web-based asset sharing, the incorporation of a logo burn-in facility on any encoded or transcoded stream, and high quality PAL/NTSC standards conversion. XR offers an optional 'out-of-the-box' fully configured client/server implementation of Windows Media DRM encryption, including user authentication.

The unique provision of 2K DPX-to-2K WMV transcoding means that the massive files normally associated with 2K film may now be easily and securely distributed via the Internet for viewing by database-defined, authorised production staff. For exceptional encoding performance in both SD and HD, XR utilises hardware acceleration from Aspex and Tarari.

?XR is a system designed to earn its keep, said ROOT6 Technologys Marcus Hume-Humphreys. ?Now, with a seamless route to HD, our customers will see even faster returns from streamlined workflow and increased productivity.

About ROOT6 Technology
ROOT6 Technology is the new product development arm of London, UK reseller root6.

The company has specific expertise in digital video, d-cinema and mobile communications technologies.ROOT6 Technology develops new products for the broadcast, postproduction and corporate communications markets including BeamBox and ContentAgent. Contract engineering services are also supplied and include Ultra logging software for reality TV show postproduction, provided for The Farm for use on ?Shattered and ?The Salon. Additionally, ROOT6 Technology provides consultancy, working in partnership to deliver innovative engineering and communications solutions for the creation, management and distribution of digital content.

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