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SeaChange Picks DNF Controls Playlist Playout Controller

DNF's 3040P-L provides added control in preparing content for play-to-air (November 03, 2004)

DNF Controls today announced that its four-channel 3040P-L Playlist Playout Controller is being used by SeaChange International to provide jog/shuttle/playback control of the new SeaChange MediaClient SDI decoder. This first product in the new MediaClient family was introduced to the market in September 2004 and has been integrated with DNF's 3040P-L controller in MediaClient systems showcased at conferences, conventions, and client sites across Europe and Asia.

"The DNF controllers are quality devices -- solid controllers that are designed to meet the needs of a very demanding customer base," said Bill Thompson, director of broadcast systems, SeaChange International. "DNF Controls' 3040P-L is very well suited for a broadcast television environment because of its ability to create playlists and its jog, shuttle, go to, mark in, and mark out functions. It makes it easy for SeaChange customers to prepare content for play-to-air, providing an additional piece of automation for controlling the playback of SDI decoders in a multichannel environment."

The SeaChange MediaClient MPEG-2/DV-based video codecs are designed to support recording, playout, and workflow in television broadcast facilities regardless of video image format, file type, or compression scheme.

DNF's 3040P-L Playlist Playout Controller consists of DNF's ST400 controller with Playlist Playout software. It controls one playlist per channel on up to five channels, for a total of 2,000 elements. In addition, the controller features one source VTR channel. The 3040P-L makes it fast and easy to create playlists, play them, and modify them during playout. The List Transfer Option, a Microsoft Windows PC application, makes it fast and easy to load a playlist into the 3040P-L.

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About SeaChange
From the China Central Television to MTV to PBS, broadcasters have relied on on-air delivery on SeaChange systems since 1998. More than 270 television stations, networks, and satellite operators depend on SeaChange broadcast systems. SeaChange provides digital video systems that are changing television. Its powerful server and software systems enable television operators to provide new on-demand services and to gain greater efficiencies in advertising and content delivery. With its Emmy-winning MediaCluster technology, thousands of SeaChange systems are helping broadband, broadcast, and satellite television companies to streamline operations, expand services, and increase revenues. SeaChange is headquartered in Maynard, Mass. and has product development, support, and sales offices throughout the world.


MediaCluster and MediaClient are trademarks of SeaChange International.

About DNF Controls
DNF Controls is a leading provider of hardware- and software-based control solutions for equipment used in the television broadcast, audio/video production, post-production, and graphics markets. By partnering with industry-leading manufacturers and customers, DNF provides innovative, reliable, and easy-to-use products that are used in point-to-point control as well as in facility-wide multipoint control applications. DNF Controls' customer list includes all major U.S. television broadcast and cable networks, domestic and international television stations and production facilities, mobile production trucks, stadiums, and arenas. DNF Controls is headquartered in Sylmar, Calif.

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