Pinnacle Systems Expands Offering of CentralCast Solutions; Acquisition of Technology From Swedish LIMT Allows for End-to-End Solutions

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Pinnacle Systems, Inc.

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinnacle Systems, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   PCLE) today unveiled its extended line of solutions for
 CentralCasting, Content Distribution, and Network Localization.  Building on
 the Mediastream product line where multi-channel servers provide solutions for
 Networks and Groups interested in consolidation, Pinnacle Systems has acquired
 network management and Edge Server technology from Limt, a technology company
 based in Sundsvall, Sweden.  The name "Distributed Broadcast Solutions" has
 been given to the trio of offerings that now provide broadcasters with
 end-to-end solutions for multi-cast content distribution as well as remote
 control and remote monitoring of the entire content delivery and playback
 process.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001027/PCLELOGO )
     A key component of the solution is the VBase Network Software.  VBase
 manages the distribution to, and playout of content from, remotely installed
 Edge Servers that can be used to customize a network feed to a local market.
 A new family of servers optimized for remote operation and management is also
 being introduced.  Utilizing terrestrial or satellite delivery systems, these
 solutions can provide broadcasters new revenue opportunities, cost savings
 through consolidation in a central facility and flexibility of operations.
     "Our broadcast customers have been looking for ways to simplify their
 operations through central casting and content distribution," said Bob Wilson,
 president of the Broadcast Solutions Division at Pinnacle Systems.
 "Additionally, broadcast network customers have been looking for ways they can
 regionalize their content and our cable network clients have been asking us
 for streamlined systems to deliver content for video on demand (VOD).  With
 these new products, Pinnacle Systems' technology really provides the
 end-to-end solutions our customers have been looking for."
 
     About Pinnacle Systems
     Pinnacle Systems' broadcast, desktop and consumer products provide video
 professionals and consumers cutting-edge digital video tools to create, store,
 distribute and view digital video easier and more affordably than ever before.
 The company serves broadcast, professional, Internet and consumer video
 markets.  Pinnacle Systems may be reached at (650) 526-1600 or at
 www.pinnaclesys.com.
 
     All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their
 respective owners and are used for identification or reference purposes only,
 with no intent to infringe on copyrights.
 
 

SOURCE Pinnacle Systems, Inc.
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinnacle Systems, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   PCLE) today unveiled its extended line of solutions for
 CentralCasting, Content Distribution, and Network Localization.  Building on
 the Mediastream product line where multi-channel servers provide solutions for
 Networks and Groups interested in consolidation, Pinnacle Systems has acquired
 network management and Edge Server technology from Limt, a technology company
 based in Sundsvall, Sweden.  The name "Distributed Broadcast Solutions" has
 been given to the trio of offerings that now provide broadcasters with
 end-to-end solutions for multi-cast content distribution as well as remote
 control and remote monitoring of the entire content delivery and playback
 process.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001027/PCLELOGO )
     A key component of the solution is the VBase Network Software.  VBase
 manages the distribution to, and playout of content from, remotely installed
 Edge Servers that can be used to customize a network feed to a local market.
 A new family of servers optimized for remote operation and management is also
 being introduced.  Utilizing terrestrial or satellite delivery systems, these
 solutions can provide broadcasters new revenue opportunities, cost savings
 through consolidation in a central facility and flexibility of operations.
     "Our broadcast customers have been looking for ways to simplify their
 operations through central casting and content distribution," said Bob Wilson,
 president of the Broadcast Solutions Division at Pinnacle Systems.
 "Additionally, broadcast network customers have been looking for ways they can
 regionalize their content and our cable network clients have been asking us
 for streamlined systems to deliver content for video on demand (VOD).  With
 these new products, Pinnacle Systems' technology really provides the
 end-to-end solutions our customers have been looking for."
 
     About Pinnacle Systems
     Pinnacle Systems' broadcast, desktop and consumer products provide video
 professionals and consumers cutting-edge digital video tools to create, store,
 distribute and view digital video easier and more affordably than ever before.
 The company serves broadcast, professional, Internet and consumer video
 markets.  Pinnacle Systems may be reached at (650) 526-1600 or at
 www.pinnaclesys.com.
 
     All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their
 respective owners and are used for identification or reference purposes only,
 with no intent to infringe on copyrights.
 
 SOURCE  Pinnacle Systems, Inc.

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