Digital Broadcast to Feature New Products at NAB2005


New Products to be Unveiled at Digital Broadcast Booth # C11709

Gainesville, FL, March 15, 2005 – Digital Broadcast, a leading producer of digital editing and automation control products will feature new additions to its expanding product line at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas April 18-21, 2005. Highlighted will be Digital Broadcast’s new HD server, MediaFire HD, providing encoding, storage and random access streaming of MPEG-2 HD content. Also featured will be Digital Broadcast’s unique MediaFire server designed to transfer syndicated media directly and automatically from PathfireT. Addressing the economy and efficiency of centralized broadcast operations, Digital Broadcast will also introduce its MediaFire Remote Client, which provides control of any number of stations from a single central control site.

The Media Bank HD provides encoding, storage and random access streaming of MPEG-2 HD content. HD encoded files are stored using familiar Windows© files and folders. MediaFire’s integral automation provides automatic playout of the on-air schedule. The system readily addresses broadcasting’s increasing HD applications including HD programming ingest and playback and spot insertion

Digital Broadcast’s MediaFire Broadcast Server uses VDCP protocol and a direct interface with PathfireT to instantaneously receive and air syndicated programming from the Pathfire Receive Server. Programming received via satellite into the Pathfire server is automatically transferred to the MediaFire. There it can be aired by the MediaFire, using MediaFire’s integral automation, or it can be controlled by an external automation system for playback. The syndicated material is already prepped and ready to air. There is no need to segment the programming or transfer it to baseband for processing.

The MediaFire Remote Client provides remote control of stations from a central site. The central site has complete control over the automated playout and satellite recording at the remote sites. Interconnection costs are minimized and media remains local, allowing for a flexible centralization approach that can be time-shared.

Also featured at Digital Broadcast’s booth will be its established line of automated master control and newsroom products.

News Bank News integrates with newsroom computer systems to provide a totally integrated news/production environment. Of particular interest is Digital Broadcast’s interface with Pathfire, which provides a direct digital interchange between Pathfire and Digital Broadcast’s NewsBank servers for news content .

Also highlighted at NAB will be the MediaFire On-Air Server System, Digital Broadcast’s powerful broadcast system that provides encoding and random access streaming for MPEG and DV material. Featured as well will be the server’s integral Media Bank Automation, automated playlist handling that, unlike external automation systems, takes advantage of server random access and file handling technology.

Augmenting the On-Air Server is Media Bank Automated Scheduled Record for automatically recording satellite and other inputs.

Another featured product is the MediaFire Segmenter Prep Station including software that allows the user to browse an MPEG-2 file and trim or remove segments from it without having to uncompress the material. The unique Segmenter performs frame-accurate edits on I, P or B frames in long or short GOP MPEG-2 format.

About Digital Broadcast

DIGITAL BROADCAST, headquartered in Gainesville, Florida, offers a premier line of digital editing and automation control products for a broad range of applications within the broadcast television industry, including news editing and playback, ad insertion, infomercials/ local origination and programming. Its MediaFire and NewsBank product lines include frame-accurate, long GOP MPEG-2 and DV editing software, video servers and automated control systems.