Avid AirSpeed 5000 Delivers Slow Motion, Fast Ingest-to-Air, and Continuous Record


Las Vegas, NV, April 7, 2013 , 2013-04-07

Version 2.5 of video server adds key capabilities for high-quality news, sports, and
TV entertainment production

NAB (Booth #SU902), Las Vegas, NV, April 7, 2013 — Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced the latest version Avid AirSpeed® 5000, providing broadcasters with valuable new capabilities for producing compelling news, sports, and TV entertainment content. Version 2.5 includes three key new features:

  • Slow motion playback for SD and HD — Extends AirSpeed 5000 capability to deliver broadcast-quality slow motion playback on any channel for sports and live event programming under AirSpeed Remote Console or external control.
  • Fast media replay — Low latency Play While Record feature that allows near-instantaneous ingest to playback turnaround, quickly delivering content for live broadcast events and breaking news.
  • Continuous record — Provides easy and seamless capture of long events on any channel without duration restrictions, eliminating the need for ingest scheduling workarounds.

Tightly integrated with Avid industry-standard production workflow solutions, version 2.5 of AirSpeed 5000 can either sit as a standalone device or form the heart of a seamless end-to-end production operation encompassing Avid’s Interplay® Production Asset Management, Avid ISIS® shared storage, Media Composer 7® and NewsCutter® editing systems.

“When it comes to video servers, the first thing our customers want is reliability,” said Dana Ruzicka, vice president of Segment and Product Marketing at Avid. “They want to know that what they’re buying has been built to the highest specifications and time-tested under the most demanding conditions in the industry. That’s exactly what Avid is delivering in this latest version.”

Availability & Pricing

Version 2.5 of AirSpeed 5000 is expected to be available in April 2013. Pricing for AirSpeed 5000 version 2.5 starts at $40,000 USD for a dual-channel MPEG-2 HD system to $71,700 USD for a four-channel AVC Intra HD solution. AirSpeed includes one year of Avid support. For more information, click here.

About Avid

Avid creates the digital audio and video technology used to make the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world – from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, and television shows, to live concert tours and news broadcasts. Some of Avid’s most influential and pioneering solutions include Media Composer®, Pro Tools®, Interplay®, ISIS®, VENUE, Sibelius® and System 5. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, connect with Avid on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, SoundCloud; or subscribe to Avid Buzz.

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