FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 9, 2011
| Doug Wright
NewTek Adds Apple® AirPlay® Mobile Device Support Across the HD TriCaster™ Line
Free TriCaster update allows iPad, iPod, iPhone, Mac and all AirPlay apps to serve as live video/audio sources for
HD portable live production systems
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – IBC Show – September 9, 2011 – NewTek, worldwide leader in portable live production and 3D animation systems, today introduced the TriCaster™ Rev. 3 software update. The new software provides the ability for HD TriCaster systems to work directly with video and audio from any Apple® AirPlay®-enabled device or application. With instant wireless support for two simultaneous AirPlay sources, devices such as an iPad®, iPod®, iPhone® and Mac® can serve as direct inputs to the TriCaster system in use.
In addition to support for Apple AirPlay apps, the new TriCaster update delivers a broad range of added benefits for TriCaster users including, a harmonized user workflow across the product line, refinements to the multi-view monitor capabilities, enhanced audio functions, support for all NewTek control surfaces, and more.
"We constantly refine and improve the TriCaster user experience. And with this new update we make it even easier and more intuitive for live video producers to deliver top-notch programming,” said Andrew Cross, NewTek CTO. “Now, with support for Apple AirPlay included with all of our HD systems, anyone with an iOS device can wirelessly transmit media directly to a TriCaster input. Our approach ensures that we work with all applications that support Apple AirPlay protocols, so that content from any new app is immediately accessible to TriCaster."
With TriCaster, anyone can simultaneously produce, live stream, broadcast, project and record HD and SD network-style productions. A single operator or small team can switch between multiple cameras, virtual inputs and live virtual sets, while inserting clips, titles and motion graphics with multi-channel effects. TriCaster is used by sports organizations, schools, broadcasters, houses of worship, webcasters, government agencies and others to provide a new level of extended programming and content to their audiences.
Pricing and Availability
The TriCaster Rev. 3 update will be available as a free download in September 2011 to registered owners of TriCaster 850 EXTREME, TriCaster 850 and TriCaster 300. The TriCaster family of products in NTSC is available for education in North America starting at US$4,995 and in multi-standard for US$5,995. The price may vary internationally. For more information, please visit www.newtek.com, or call NewTek Sales at 800-368-5441. International callers dial +1-210-370-8000.
IBC Special Pricing
NewTek is offering two TriCaster EXTREME bundles at IBC. These offers expire on October 28, 2011
Benefiting producers and artists with cost-effective and groundbreaking technologies, NewTek is a worldwide leader in portable live production, video editing, 3D animation and special effects tools, including the TriCaster™ product line, 3Play™ and LightWave 3D®. NewTek has won numerous industry accolades, including two Emmy® Awards.
Clients include: MTV, TWiT.TV, ESPN X Games, New York Giants, NBA Development League, Fox News, BBC, NHL, Nickelodeon, CBS Radio, ESPN Radio, Fox Sports, USA TODAY, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), North American Aerospace Defense Command, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). NewTek products have been used in feature films and television shows, including "Avatar," "TinTin," "Repo Men," "V," "Fringe," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," and more.
NewTek is privately owned and based in San Antonio, Texas. Please visit: www.newtek.com.