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SSI Advanced Post Completes Facility Upgrade With Pro-Bel

Finalizes transition from analog to digital using Pro-Bel equipment (June 17, 2005)

Pro-Bel, the premier manufacturer and supplier of routing, signal processing, master control and automation workflow technologies, today announced that SSI Advanced Post has finalized its transition from analog to digital using Pro-Bel equipment. The new system, which has been installed in this industry-leading post production facility, completes the current phased project. The move enables SSI to offer a total solution to its customers including Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD).

Located in the heart of Hollywood, SSI is one of the premier post services facilities. Serving Hollywoods film and television industries, the company provides post production for trailers, television, audio mixing, telecine, sound design and video editing. Clients include Warner Brothers, New Line Cinema, Dream Works, Paramount and Sony Columbia Pictures. To meet the multi-format demands of their clients, SSI has invested in a range of Pro-Bel equipment throughout the course of the upgrade and finishes the project with the installation of the Pro-Bel Sirius Router, configured for High Definition and Standard Definition Video and Digital Audio. The project also included upgrading their control system to the latest Pro-Bel Aurora Controller.

The new system permits the audio mixing rooms to easily interface with the already converted digital video suites and the large theaters. Gary Fradkin, Director of Engineering at SSI explains, ?We are pleased to have completed our facility upgrade and be able to offer more digital and HD services to our clients. For many years now, we have invested in a range of Pro-Bel products. As our business has expanded we have been able to grow our routing needs with Pro-Bel. The final digital pieces allow us to not only mix features and carry out sound editing on TV commercials more effectively, but also gives us the capacity to execute new ways of working. For example we can now take footage from Sonys SRW5000, color correct it and layback the audio from our dub stage.

Neil Maycock, CTO Pro-Bel Group, adds, ?SSI was an early adopter of Pro-Bel technology and they have continued to come back as their needs have evolved. We have seen them grow from a small operation to one of the leaders in the industry through taking an innovative approach to its operations

About Pro-Bel:
Introducing its first router in 1977, Pro-Bel products have gone on to become integral to broadcast operations worldwide. Providing total expertise in integrated, scalable on-air solutions, all designed to protect the investment of the customer, Pro-Bel products are developed to take the broadcaster well into the digital future.

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