FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 8, 2011

 
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 Tech & Learning Magazine Honors NewTek TriCaster™ 850
with Prestigious Award of Excellence

HD portable live production system recognized as outstanding educational technology product

 

SAN ANTONIO - November 8, 2011  - NewTek, worldwide leader in portable live production and 3D animation systems, announced today that TriCaster™alt 850, HD portable live production system, was named one of the top 100 education technology products in the prestigious Tech & Learning magazine Annual Awards of Excellence. This 29-year-old program recognizes innovative applications that break new ground in tools for education. A panel of more than 30 educators tested the entries and chose the winners.

"It's rewarding to everyone at NewTek to have TriCaster recognized as a product that helps improve teaching and learning," said Michael Kornet, NewTek CMO. "We have always believed that providing accessible and affordable network-quality production tools would open a whole new world in education. It's great to know our products are helping inspire teachers and students in the classroom and across the campus."

Entries were divided into two categories: New Products and Best Upgraded Products. Winning selections include software and Web-based products, as well as hardware and AV tools. Among the high-quality offerings being honored are resources addressing management, safety, communication, differentiated learning, assessment, and other key areas in education.

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 schools, sports organizations, 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 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. For more information, please visit www.newtek.com, or call NewTek Sales at 800-368-5441. International callers dial +1-210-370-8000.

About NewTek
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.

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