BURLINGTON, MA--Broadcast Pix announced an innovative approach to customer demonstrations that takes its Slate live production system to broadcasters and production professionals across Europe. The company built a small but complete broadcast production studio in a mobile demo van that featured a fully functional Slate live production system. The road show began in the United Kingdom and will be followed by tours in Holland, Slovenia, and Germany, eventually crossing all 27 countries of the European Union through 2008 and beyond.
"The Broadcast Pix Slate system is a very strong product with an excellent reputation, but to be fully appreciated it must be seen in a complete studio configuration that mimics an authentic studio environment," said David Hughes, Broadcast Pix operations manager for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. "The investment in a demonstration van allows us to convey the full strength of the Slate platform to more people in a more effective manner."
The Broadcast Pix Slate system, available in three configurations to meet the different needs of broadcast and production professionals, integrates a production switcher, production control panel, Inscriber CG, transitional effects, chroma-keyer, clip store, 16:9 & 4:3 aspect ratio treatment, and multi-view monitoring, among other functions, in a single workstation-based system. The company has installed 500 systems in 43 countries and continues to build momentum in the U.S. and abroad with broadcasters and production professionals seeking a reliable, first-class live production system at a cost-effective price point.
The OB Van integration means that the company will save at least two hours per demonstration compared to the previous method of unloading, setting up, and tearing down each demonstration, allowing representatives to schedule more presentations per day or cover a wider territory during a specific demo tour. Set up now requires only a convenient parking spot. The van can run from its power or a convenient power outlet.