XVD Introduces the NewsHound II (sm) "Go Anywhere" Solution For HD and SD Wireless DENG News Gathering and Other Remote Camera Applications

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Battery Powered, HD/SD Encoder and DVB-T/COFDM wireless link system weighing less than 12 lbs, in a self-contained hard-shell backpack.

San Jose, CA, December 14, 2006 -- XVD Corporation, the pioneer of XVD™ digital compression -- the most advanced real-time video compression technology -- has introduced its second-generation NewsHound II (sm) Lightweight Hard-shell Backpack with an advanced technology system that includes a battery powered Encoder and DVB-T/COFDM Wireless Transmitter System for HD and SD DENG and other remote camera applications.

When NewsHound was first introduced in the United States at NAB 2006, it immediately caught the attention of major US and International networks that had been looking for a way to enable news crews to function effectively beyond the limitations of their DENG vehicles. Today, networks on three continents have conducted successful evaluations of NewsHound II, which incorporates a number of added features requested in earlier trials, such as wireless transmitter options in the 2 GHz and 7 GHz spectrum.

XVD NewsHound II enables a single operator to venture up to 3 miles under line of sight conditions from a DENG truck or other receiver site (depending on configuration) and stream encoded, real-time 1080i, 720p, 480i (NTSC) or 576i (PAL) content captured by any brand of Professional or Prosumer grade DV camera. NewsHound II features an SDI input from the camera with embedded or separate analog stereo audio. An Ethernet output is also provided that allows NewsHound to operate into an Internet or Telco link when using the on-board "record/play" option of the TX2000 encoder.

Solves the breaking news "can't get there" problem

Weighing only 12 pounds, the Encoder, Transmitter/Antenna, and Rapid-Recharge Battery are contained in a weatherproof, rigid, high tensile backpack with built in cooling fan. With up to 4 hours of operation on a single battery charge, the XVD NewsHound II makes the "one-person" news gathering concept an immediate practical reality, greatly expanding the remote news gathering capability and range of DENG crews. Whether on foot, bicycle, scooter, taxi, watercraft, or aircraft, a single operator can now reach breaking news previously unreachable by large news trucks. The system also provides the capability to record up to 1.5 hours of HD or 6 hours of SD for playback as needed to the DVB-T/COFDM receiver site, or over a Telco /Internet link.

The ergonomic design of NewsHound II counterbalances camera weight, and greatly improves operator comfort even after hours of use, while the extremely handsome hard-shell back pack provides superb protection for its components.

XVD is currently taking orders for NewsHound II for delivery in the first quarter of 2007, and with predicted high demand for this innovative wireless camera system, early placement of orders is encouraged. Evaluation units are being made available upon request. NewsHound II will also be shown at several regional industry events in the New Year and at NAB 2007.

About XVD Corporation

XVD Corporation is the pioneer of XVD™ advanced real-time video compression technology. This patented technology is utilized in software and hardware solutions to produce the highest quality video possible in real-time for any given bit rate or bandwidth availability. Applications include professional broadcasting, video conferencing, homeland and public security, video surveillance, SDTV and HDTV streaming, highly mobile applications, content distribution, digital signage, and many more enterprise applications.

Leveraging years of international research and development, XVD Corporation is launching a new class of real-time hardware products and solutions. The company is working with select OEM's and technology partners to incorporate their advanced codec solutions into a range of exciting new products and services for capturing, compressing, storing, distributing and viewing digital content.

XVD Corporation (http://www.xvdcorp.com) has offices at San Jose and San Diego, California and Kenvil, New Jersey, with international representatives in Japan, China and Korea.

See the XVD NewsHound II in operation

To order, request an evaluation unit, or to schedule an XVD NewsHound II demonstration, contact XVD Corporation, TEL: +1 408-325-8800.


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