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NewTek Integrates Apple Mobile Device Support Into TriCaster 850 Extreme

iPad, iPod, iPhone, Mac, and all AirPlay Apps can serve as live video/audio sources for new HD portable live production system.

Las Vegas, NV(12 Apr 2011)

 NewTekworldwide leader in portable live production and 3D animation systems, today announced that the new TriCaster 850 Extreme provides out-of-the-box, the ability to work directly with video and audio from any Apple AirPlay-enabled device and App. With instant wireless support for two simultaneous AirPlay sources, devices such as an iPad, iPod,  iPhone, and Mac can serve as direct inputs to the TriCaster 850 Extreme.

“By supporting Apple AirPlay with the TriCaster, we allow anyone with an iOS device to wirelessly transmit media directly to an input on the TriCaster 850 Extreme,” said NewTek Chief Technology Officer, Andrew Cross. “Rather than create a custom App that links to the TriCaster, we have ensured that we work with all Apps that support the Apple AirPlay protocols. This means that as App developers continue to innovate for AirPlay, TriCaster can immediately take advantage of the new capabilities.”

TriCaster 850 Extreme works seamlessly with every AirPlay application and can accept, receive and integrate two channels of media transmitted by AirPlay into a live production. With NewTek’s AirPlay support, producers have many options, such as using an iPhone to send content to the

TriCaster 850 Extreme as video, photo and audio sources, or using a pair of iPads as touch-screen controllable DDR’s. AirPlay integration requires no additional equipment or installation.

Pricing and Availability
TriCaster 850 Extreme will be available in Q3 2011 and retail in North America for US$39,995. The price may vary internationally. Educational pricing is also available. For more information, please visit www.newtek.com, or call NewTek Sales at 800-368-5441International callers dial +1-210-370-8000.

NAB Special Pricing

NewTek is offering the TriCaster 850 Extreme Special at NAB 2011. To qualify for the special $37,995 price, the unit must be purchased before May 31, 2011, with immediate delivery of

TriCaster 850. Customers will be charged $24,995 at the time of purchase with deferred billing of $12,995 for the Extreme upgrade, when it ships in Q3, 2011. They must also take delivery of the Extreme upgrade within 30 days of its release to qualify for the special $12,995 pricing.

About NewTek at National Association of Broadcasters Show 2011 
NewTek will demonstrate its latest products, including TriCaster 850 Extreme with IsoCorder™ technology, TriCaster 850 CSTriCaster Virtual Set Editor, 3Play  820 and LightWave 10.1 at

booth #SL4514. In addition, NewTek will give away over $100,000 in prizes during the TriCaster-A-Day Giveaway. NewTek will present the second annual “Broadcast Minds” free event on Tuesday, April 12 at the Renaissance Hotel beginning at 6 p.m. PT. Panelists include Adam Carolla, Leo Laporte, Steve Hellmuth, and Mark Fratto. The event will be moderated by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, editor, Streaming Media Magazine. Space is limited and guests are encouraged to sign up at www.newtek.com/nab.

About NewTek

Benefiting producers and artists with cost-effective and groundbreaking technologies, NewTek is a worldwide leader in portable live production, video editing, 3D animation and special effects tools, including the TriCaster product line, 3Play and LightWave 3D. NewTek has won numerous industry accolades, including two Emmy Awards.


Clients include: MTV, Adam Carolla Show, Leo Laporte's TWiT.TV, ESPN X Games, New York Giants, NBA Development League, St. John’s University, Fox News, BBC, NHL, Nickelodeon, CBS Radio, ESPN Radio, Fox Sports, USA TODAY, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), North American Aerospace Defense Command, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). NewTek products have been used in feature films and television shows, including "Avatar," "TinTin," "Repo Men," "V," "Fringe," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "The Fairly OddParents" and more.

NewTek is privately owned and based in San Antonio, Texas.  For more information, please visit: www.newtek.com.