Kaydara and Leitch to Create Next-Generation Image Store

Kaydara to Provide Stillstore Technology to Leitch



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Kaydara Inc. from ,Leitch Technology Corporation

    LAS VEGAS, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- At the
 National Association of Broadcasters Convention today, Kaydara Inc., a leading
 provider of mixed-media digital content solutions, and Leitch Technology
 Corporation (Nasdaq: LVID) (Toronto: LTV), a leading provider of high-quality
 digital video and audio solutions and a market leader in the still store
 marketplace, announced they have joined forces in the development of
 MediaFile, the next generation image store.  In this collaborative
 development, Leitch will incorporate Kaydara's stillstore image store
 technology into the Leitch MediaFile product line.
     "Kaydara's broadcast-ready software coupled with Leitch's dpsReality
 hardware is an ideal match for customers looking for a still store solution
 and for Leitch's existing StillFile customers to migrate to the new Media
 File," said Stan Moote, chief technology officer for Leitch.  "We are excited
 that Kaydara is able to work with us in making MediaFile a reality."
     The new Leitch MediaFile will integrate seamlessly into the broadcast
 environments giving broadcast operators new capabilities, ease of use, and an
 improved path for future upgrades.  The MediaFile runs in the StillNet
 network, and supports the StillFile format allowing existing StillFile
 customers the ability to add channels to an existing network and transfer
 stills and sequences from StillFiles to the MediaFile.  MediaFile is an open
 system running on Windows 2000 and using Leitch's dpsReality cards.
     "Kaydara has leading-edge technology for the production and broadcast
 industry," said Michel Besner, president of Kaydara.  "We are happy to be
 working with Leitch to provide their user base with a next generation image
 store."
 
     Pricing and Availability
     MediaFile will become available late July 2001 through Leitch resellers
 worldwide.  MediaFile is a competitively priced, feature-rich turnkey solution
 for single channel and multiple channel applications.
     Leitch will showcase MediaFile at the National Association of Broadcasters
 Convention in Las Vegas, April 23-26, booth number L8620
 
     About Kaydara Inc.
     Founded in 1993, Kaydara Inc. is a leading provider of solutions for the
 acquisition, authoring, and delivery of digital media content for film,
 television, broadcast, Web, and game development applications.  Its
 award-winning FiLMBOX(R) and broadcast systems product lines enable content
 developers to acquire, manage, and deliver secure 3D mixed-media content in
 real-time, and have been used worldwide by award-winning clients, including
 Manex Visual Effects, ExMachina, Foundation Imaging, MainFrame Entertainment,
 Midway Games, Astral Communications, and TSN.  Kaydara is a privately held
 company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec.  To find out more about Kaydara,
 visit www.kaydara.com .
 
     About Leitch Technology Corporation
     Leitch Technology Corporation provides leading-edge solutions to store,
 switch, distribute, convert, and otherwise process high-quality audio and
 video signals.  Applications for Leitch products span the broadcast, telco,
 cable, post-production, Internet, and business-to-business markets.  Leitch is
 headquartered in Toronto, ON, Canada, with other key offices in Virginia,
 California, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Japan, Hong Kong and Australia.
 
     All product and company names herein are trademarks of their respective
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SOURCE Kaydara Inc.; Leitch Technology Corporation
    LAS VEGAS, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- At the
 National Association of Broadcasters Convention today, Kaydara Inc., a leading
 provider of mixed-media digital content solutions, and Leitch Technology
 Corporation (Nasdaq: LVID) (Toronto: LTV), a leading provider of high-quality
 digital video and audio solutions and a market leader in the still store
 marketplace, announced they have joined forces in the development of
 MediaFile, the next generation image store.  In this collaborative
 development, Leitch will incorporate Kaydara's stillstore image store
 technology into the Leitch MediaFile product line.
     "Kaydara's broadcast-ready software coupled with Leitch's dpsReality
 hardware is an ideal match for customers looking for a still store solution
 and for Leitch's existing StillFile customers to migrate to the new Media
 File," said Stan Moote, chief technology officer for Leitch.  "We are excited
 that Kaydara is able to work with us in making MediaFile a reality."
     The new Leitch MediaFile will integrate seamlessly into the broadcast
 environments giving broadcast operators new capabilities, ease of use, and an
 improved path for future upgrades.  The MediaFile runs in the StillNet
 network, and supports the StillFile format allowing existing StillFile
 customers the ability to add channels to an existing network and transfer
 stills and sequences from StillFiles to the MediaFile.  MediaFile is an open
 system running on Windows 2000 and using Leitch's dpsReality cards.
     "Kaydara has leading-edge technology for the production and broadcast
 industry," said Michel Besner, president of Kaydara.  "We are happy to be
 working with Leitch to provide their user base with a next generation image
 store."
 
     Pricing and Availability
     MediaFile will become available late July 2001 through Leitch resellers
 worldwide.  MediaFile is a competitively priced, feature-rich turnkey solution
 for single channel and multiple channel applications.
     Leitch will showcase MediaFile at the National Association of Broadcasters
 Convention in Las Vegas, April 23-26, booth number L8620
 
     About Kaydara Inc.
     Founded in 1993, Kaydara Inc. is a leading provider of solutions for the
 acquisition, authoring, and delivery of digital media content for film,
 television, broadcast, Web, and game development applications.  Its
 award-winning FiLMBOX(R) and broadcast systems product lines enable content
 developers to acquire, manage, and deliver secure 3D mixed-media content in
 real-time, and have been used worldwide by award-winning clients, including
 Manex Visual Effects, ExMachina, Foundation Imaging, MainFrame Entertainment,
 Midway Games, Astral Communications, and TSN.  Kaydara is a privately held
 company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec.  To find out more about Kaydara,
 visit www.kaydara.com .
 
     About Leitch Technology Corporation
     Leitch Technology Corporation provides leading-edge solutions to store,
 switch, distribute, convert, and otherwise process high-quality audio and
 video signals.  Applications for Leitch products span the broadcast, telco,
 cable, post-production, Internet, and business-to-business markets.  Leitch is
 headquartered in Toronto, ON, Canada, with other key offices in Virginia,
 California, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Japan, Hong Kong and Australia.
 
     All product and company names herein are trademarks of their respective
 owners.
 
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