Shanghai TV Selects Leitch for new Master Control Room
June 17, 2004

by -- Leitch Technology Corporation

Leitch Technology Corporation (TSX:LTV) today
announced that Shanghai TV, one of the most popular television stations in
China, has installed a comprehensive peripheral system comprising Leitch
products for its new master control room. The installation includes Leitch's
6800+ and NEO(TM) modular interface products under the control of CCS
Navigator(TM) real-time control and monitoring system.
"We are impressed with Leitch's advanced, integrated system, and
especially the CCS Navigator control and monitoring application, which
features a superior graphical user interface that we believe will provide us
with a more flexible, user-friendly master control room," said Liu Jianghong,
chief engineer, Shanghai TV.
Shanghai TV is utilizing a sizeable quantity of 6800+ modules - including
video encoders/decoders, audio A-to-D and D-to-A converters,
multiplexers/demultiplexers, audio delay/synchronizers and several types of
video and audio distribution amplifiers - to provide the vital signal
processing/distribution functions surrounding their new master control system.
The 6800+ modular solution will ensure seamless integration of the video and
audio signal formats required in master control. The installation also
includes NEO digital video routing switchers with the capability of switching
standard and high-definition signals.
Leitch's 6800+ modular interface platform features module capacity up to
20 cards in a 2RU frame, support of new standards including HD, IP-based
control capabilities and backward-compatibility with all existing 6800
infrastructure. NEO is an advanced, integrated platform designed to grow with
your business by offering modular products that extend beyond the
conventional. An innovative software application providing advanced tools for
creating customizable GUIs (Graphical User Interfaces), CCS Navigator reduces
the complexities of everyday actions to simple point-and-click operations.
"We are pleased to have been selected by Shanghai TV for this restructure
of their master control room," said Stephen Wong, vice president of Asia-
Pacific operations, Leitch Asia Ltd. "Leitch's 6800+ and NEO modular
processing platforms offer a wide-ranging selection of products that allow
customers to select from either platform the modules best-suited to their
specific needs. Additionally, Leitch's award-winning CCS Navigator(TM) control
and monitoring application supplies graphical feedback of status and
monitoring tailored to the customer's requirements and significantly increases
operational efficiency."


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