Broadcast Pix today announced the shipment of its 100th Granite live video production system. The 100th unit was purchased by Cisco Systems in October, and is the companys second Granite system.
Since it began shipping this summer, Granite has been installed in a variety of facilities in more than a dozen countries. Broadcasters include Turner, affiliates of ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS, the American Forces Network, SKY4 TV, and Israels Sport 5 sports cable channel. Large corporate users include SAS and 3M. A number of educational institutions have also made the move to Granite, including the University of Virginia, SUNY Fredonia, Pueblo Community College, and Kettering Fairmont High School. Additional installations include Internet entertainment news site TMZ.com, churches like Lone Star Cowboy Church in Montgomery, Texas, and sporting venues like Spokane Arena in Spokane, Wash.
Only Granite combines a video switcher with a content server, enabling a breakthrough in file-based workflow, said Ken Swanton, President, Broadcast Pix. No wonder leading customers in all markets have discovered that Granite creates compelling live HD video at a fraction of the cost of conventional control rooms.
Granite was introduced in April at the 2010 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nev., where it was honored by the editorial team of TV Technology magazine with a STAR Award that recognizes technological innovations for the media industry. The new flagship product line for Broadcast Pix, Granite combines the companys innovative Fluent workflow software with a new HD switcher and HD server, enabling users to create compelling live HD video at a price point unmatched in the industry today.
About Broadcast Pix Broadcast Pix is the leader in live video production systems. Its Granite native HD systems are the only switchers with a content server, to provide the best file-based workflow for clips and graphics. Its Slate systems create highly affordable hybrid HD/SD/analog productions. Both systems create compelling live video by integrating a production switcher with a suite of Fluent file-based software tools, including clip and graphic stores, CG, multi-view, watch-folders and macros. Broadcast Pix systems are a fraction of the cost of a conventional control room to buy, staff and operate. Customers include leading broadcast, webcast, entertainment, mobile, corporate, education, religious, and government studios in more than 75 countries.