Encoda Announces New Automation Solution for Call-Letter Stations

4/8/2002

Las Vegas, NV — Encoda Systems, Inc. today announced the launch of the DAL Channel Manager A-6500, the latest member of the company’s D-Series family of automation systems. The A-6500 responds to a market demand from call-letter station broadcasters for a frame-accurate, scalable, and reliable automation system.

“This is the first time technology has allowed us to provide a D-Series system for the call-letter broadcaster,” said Senior Vice President of Automation Robin Adams. “The A-6500 supports a true multichannel environment and gives total flexibility in any type of broadcasting model – attributes that were formerly only available on a much larger scale.”

The A-6500 DAL Channel Manager frame-accurate automation system shares the proven technology of the D-Series family, including device control, media management, and ingest. The A-6500 is scalable within a standard playout environment, giving it appeal to independent and call-letter stations and centralized operations. The A-6500 is part of the fully scalable A-6500 / A-7500 family of products and offers an entry-level opportunity to the D-Series utilizing time-tested technology.

The A-6500 provides true multichannel functionality and operational flexibility with optional redundancy of the master control and ingest CPUs. Its dedicated hardware enables staff to track multiple outgoing feeds from a single station, providing visibility across all channels. Any source and any material can be transmitted on any channel. The real-time operating system allows changes to be made to an event while it is playing, and the system has extensive regionalization functionality.

About Encoda Systems

Encoda Systems, Inc. provides comprehensive technology solutions for electronic media markets (broadcast television, cable, DBS, radio, streaming media, advertising agencies, media buyers, and national sales reps). Encoda Systems offers one of the most complete arrays of business systems and automated delivery systems and services in the world. The Company has offices in Colorado, New York, New Jersey, Tennessee, Michigan, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Hong Kong, and Australia. Encoda Systems is privately held with funding from a group including LiveWire Media, Thomas H. Lee Company, the Blackstone Group, Evercore Partners, and Spire Capital Partners. Additional information is available at www.encodasystems.com