NewTek TriCaster PRO adds Mac Support
Posted Feb 15, 2007

NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced the release of iVGA for Mac, a small software client that allows a presenter's screen display to be integrated into a live TriCaster production or presentation. TriCaster combines the functionality of a live television truck into a 10 pound, 1 cubic foot appliance.

iVGA is a software application launched on a network-connected Mac. Any display on that Mac screen is sent across the network as a video input into TriCaster's live switcher, or, can pass through TriCaster, at full-resolution, to a projector.

"NewTek is excited to add Mac support to TriCaster. TriCaster is already the category leader for Portable Live Production and the addition of iVGA for Mac opens this power to even more people," said Philip Nelson, NewTek Vice President of Sales and Video Marketing. "The Internet television revolution is here and TriCaster empowers anyone to become live internet broadcaster from anywhere - a living room, sports stadium or office."

TriCaster PRO is a portable LIVE production suite that simultaneously distributes content to video, Internet and projector. The comprehensive toolset is designed to appeal to any organization - including broadcasters, corporate presenters, educators and churches. TriCaster is eagerly adopted by those wanting to reach local and worldwide audiences with professional-quality, multi-camera video via the Internet.

"iVGA Mac is a real asset to our live IMAG toolset," Says Michael Beck, Internally Sound's Video Engineer. "Now, we are able to handle any situation that comes our way, whether it's a Windows or Mac system at the event."

TriCaster PRO Features Include the following:
• Portable live presentation from a one cubic foot, 10 pound box
• iVGA™ brings the functionality of high-end scan converters by integrating displays from networked computers.
• Simultaneous output to video, live web stream and projector
• XGA projector output ensures graphics are presented at the highest possible resolution and that video is up-scaled to match.
• Simultaneous component, S-Video and composite video output
• Simultaneously archive the event in both video and streaming formats
• Dozens of CG templates for easy titles
• Keying, to mix graphics over live video
• Virtual VCR cues numerous digital video clips and plays them back instantly
• Integrated real-time video editing for on-site changes and client approvals
• Archive presentations to hard drive for later playback, editing or on-demand streaming

iVGA for the Mac is available as a free download to registered TriCaster, TriCaster PRO and VT[4] customers. TriCaster PRO is available for a suggested retail price of $6995US.

www.newtek.com