Expand Your TriCaster Capabilities: NewTek Now Shipping Major Software Upgrade
Posted Jun 23, 2008

NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced that the NewTek TriCaster™ Software Upgrade 2.0 is shipping to customers beginning today. Included in the upgrade for the award-winning TriCaster family is MPEG-2 recording during live shows, which allows files to be used on any editing system. Major upgrades for TriCaster STUDIO™ and TriCaster PRO™ includes Adobe® Flash® streaming and archiving ability, supporting the most popular means of online video distribution. NewTek’s proprietary LiveSet™ technology for network style virtual sets has been added to TriCaster PRO; as well as support for multiple iVGA sources and additional output enhancements. The TriCaster™ model that retails for $4,995 will now feature Windows Media® push streaming, to dramatically simplify the ability to stream live productions.

"We have updated our TriCaster family to deliver a better performing, more efficient product to our customers," said Andrew Cross, NewTek’s Executive VP, Software Engineering. "By adding improved streaming, virtual sets, editing capabilities and support for other applications, the TriCaster family continues to be the best portable live production and web streaming products available."

With the TriCaster software upgrade, all TriCaster models (TriCaster STUDIO, TriCaster PRO/PRO FX and TriCaster) now offer these additional benefits:

A complete list of upgrade features to all TriCaster models can be found at www.newtek.com/tricaster.

Pricing and Availability
TriCaster 2.0 software upgrades for TriCaster, TriCaster PRO FX and TriCaster STUDIO models previously purchased will be available on NewTek customized USB thumb drives $495US. The upgrade for TriCaster PRO models will also be available on a USB thumb for $995US.

For more information, please visit www.NewTek.com.