ParkerVision to Display PVTV Automation Solutions at the 143rd SMPTE Technical Conference and Exhibition
October 23, 2001

by -- Broadcaster Magazine

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, SMPTE Convention, Booth #250, November 4, 2001 — ParkerVision, Inc., a leader in the development of live and on-demand automated news production solutions for broadcast television and the Internet, will showcase a simulator of its PVTV STUDIO NEWS™ live professional broadcast video production system, as well as its Digital 3-CCD CameraMan® robotic pan/tilt camera at this year’s SMPTE Technical Conference and Exhibition in New York City.

ParkerVision, which introduced its 2001 line of scalable PVTV STUDIO NEWS systems at NAB 2001 in Las Vegas, offers several PVTV packages that allow stations to choose the solution most suitable for its broadcast environment.At SMPTE, ParkerVision will show the Graphical User Interface on its PVTV STUDIO NEWS Simulator, which displays how a newscast airs from the director’s viewpoint. PVTV STUDIO NEWS, available in Digital 16, Digital 24 and Digital 24 Plus! systems, leverages the integration of video, audio, machine, camera and teleprompter control functions into a one-to-two-operator station. Each system offers several package options, many of which include ParkerVision’s established Digital CameraMan 3-CCD robotic pan/tilt cameras and SHOT Director™ multi-camera controllers.

“ParkerVision is looking forward to showcasing our PVTV STUDIO NEWS Simulator and DIGITAL CameraMan solutions to the skilled and respected technical audience that is synonymous with the SMPTE conference,” said Richard Sisisky, President and COO of ParkerVision. “Our new generation of PVTV systems offers a wealth of new packages to choose from while continuing to provide a powerful and consistent, yet cost-effective solution for
broadcasters in a live production environment.”

The PVTV STUDIO NEWS system allows for major expense reduction through the reallocation of resources necessary in the production of a newscast in a traditional manner: revenue enhancement through the ability to provide additional “day-parts” or newscasts without adding technical staff; a better viewing experience through improved pacing, effects and overall quality; and an upgrade path to new features and capabilities.

ParkerVision will also display its Digital CameraMan 3-CCD robotic pan/tilt camera. Digital CameraMan is a high-quality, compact digital camera/robotics/lens package that is available in fixed 4:3 aspect ratio and a 4:3/16:9 switchable versions. Digital CameraMan cameras feature three Supersensitive CCD’s, 380,000 effective picture elements, horizontal resolution of 850 TV lines, 65dB signal-to-noise ratio, SMPTE 259M component SDI video output, and an 18 x 6.7mm lens to make them suitable for a wide range of professional uses under varying lighting conditions.

The camera’s flexibility and size allow it to be positioned in a variety of locations, while the camera’s movement can be controlled from a distance of up to 2,500 feet using the ParkerVision Digital SHOT Director™ camera controller. With SHOT Director, up to 16 Digital CameraMan cameras can be controlled by one person through an RS-485 networking port. Digital CameraMan packages can be used alone or in conjunction with ParkerVision’s PVTV STUDIO News system to allow for the production of high quality news and other programming at a substantial cost benefit to stations and networks

ParkerVision Inc., headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, designs, develops and manufactures communications technology platforms and products for the wireless and video industries. Additional information about ParkerVision and its products is available at

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