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Vizrt signs USD 1.5 million deal with Middle East broadcaster for complete graphics and video solution

(PresseBox) (Bergen, Norway, ) Vizrt Ltd. announced today a deal worth USD 1.5 million for the implementation of broadcast graphics and media asset management (MAM) products with a broadcaster in the Middle East. The broadcaster, a new customer for Vizrt, recently decided to consolidate all of the systems in their news broadcast chain with a single vendor. Vizrt was chosen due to the quality and the cohesive nature of each of its broadcast products that integrate easily to form a complete workflow solution for the newsroom, control room, studio and master control.

"This deal exemplifies the differentiated nature of our offering. We deliver unsurpassed product quality on a stand-alone basis, while at the same time being able to deliver great efficiencies across the whole broadcast workflow spectrum due to the seamless integration between our different product suites." said Martin Burkhalter, Vizrt CEO. "We are proud of having won this new customer, and we look forward to a long and successful cooperation."

In the newsroom, multiple Vizrt solutions come together to provide the editorial staff with enhanced control over their video and graphic content. Using their native newsroom control system, journalists add graphics to their broadcast using Viz Content Pilot as a template-based graphics system. With integration to Viz Media Engine, the journalists also incorporates video, performs basic edits and inserts graphics on the timeline of the video, all from a single interface. This video and graphics content becomes part of a playlist, to be activated from the control room.

The customer's newsroom will have additional editorial tools through the use of Viz NLE. Editors choose templates and insert graphics on the timeline from within their craft editing systems, providing a continuity to graphics created in preproduction and those used on-air.

In the control room, Viz Content Pilot acts as a clipstore and character generator (CG) in one. Playlists of graphics and video come from the newsroom, and Viz Content Pilot operators trigger the video and graphics events as needed live to air. Viz Engine handles the real-time rendering of all the graphic and video content.

The broadcaster is getting a new powerful solution to display video wall content in the studio. Using multiple Viz Engines, high resolution graphics and video are displayed on the video wall. The content of the wall is controlled through Viz Content Pilot in the control room, as well as with Viz Anchor, Vizrt's iPad-based graphics control system. With Viz Anchor, the presenters in the studio can control the pacing of graphic content through a simple touch interface.

Engineering staff will be using Viz Secure to assist in monitoring all these systems. Viz Secure monitors the health of every system in the production pipeline, providing diagnostic information and pre-emptive alerts, as well as solutions to potential problems.

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Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry - from award-winning animations & maps to online publishing tools. Vizrt's products are used by the world's leading broadcasters and publishing houses, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, the BBC, BSkyB, Al Jazeera, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK, The Globe and Mail, Times Online, The Telegraph, and Welt Online. Furthermore, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions such as the Stock Exchanges in New York and London use Vizrt systems.

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