Leitch wins NAB award for innnovation in media for its command control system software, CCS Navigator
April 11, 2003

by -- Broadcaster Magazine

Las Vegas, - Leitch Technology Corporation has announced that it was awarded one of the first NAB Awards for Innovation in Media (AIM), an annual technology awards program launched for the first time at NAB2003. As one of the five companies receiving the highest number of attendee votes in the Content Management category, Leitch received AIM recognition for its Command Control System software, CCS Navigator(TM) on Wednesday, April 9, at the NAB Technology Luncheon held at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

"The NAB extends its sincere congratulations to the 2003 AIM winners," said NAB President and CEO Edward O. Fritts. "The NAB Exhibition is the leading source of new product announcements in the global broadcast technology marketplace. Given that hundreds of new products are launched at NAB each year, this recognition is truly an honor. We're thankful for all of the attendees who took the time to recognize the companies who are setting the pace in electronic media technology."

The top five products within each of the Content Creation, Content Management, and Content Delivery categories received recognition with a 2003 AIM. Three of these products will receive additional recognition when a judging panel composed of key industry editors reviews the AIM-winning technologies to select an overall winner within each product category. The 2003 Editor's Choice Awards winners will be announced on Thursday, April 17.

"We are pleased that as we unveil an unprecedented line-up of new solutions for the television industry, NAB attendees have clearly recognized Leitch's technical leadership by awarding us with this honor," said Margaret Craig, Leitch's president and CEO.

CCS Navigator is Leitch's most advanced Command Control System (CCS) software application available to date. The CCS Navigator system provides soft real-time control over multiple network protocols for configuration and monitoring of system infrastructure. Navigator's powerful control system and intuitive user interfaces have been integrated across multiple product platforms.

An innovative software application that provides advanced tools for creating customizable GUIs (Graphical User Interfaces), CCS Navigator provides graphical feedback of status and monitoring tailored to the customer's requirements and reduces the complexities of everyday actions to simple point-and-click operations.

CCS Navigator allows users to control and monitor a wide range of products -- both Leitch and third-party -- and is well suited for use in a variety of applications including routing, master control, Quality Assurance Stations (QA), control and monitoring, and network management. By enabling users to create easy-to-use graphical pages that visually represent their networks many devices, systems, and environments, CCS Navigator allows customers to consolidate and ease network-wide control and status monitoring and significantly increase operational efficiency.

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