Product/Service

Graphics/Character Generator

Source: Power Pixel Technologies Inc.
Graphics/Character Generator
Collage 2 is a dedicated proprietary broadcast character generator and graphics system, which incorporates dual Power PC processors...
Collage 2 is a dedicated proprietary broadcast character generator and graphics system, which incorporates dual Power PC processors and multiple pixel processors, giving unprecedented speed and flexibility.

Supplied as a complete turnkey system or as an upgrade to any existing Collage system, the Collage 2 range provides tight integration of character generation, still store, painting and graphics capabilities. Offered in 3 basic configurations to cover the differing requirements of the playout and graphics production areas, Collage 2 also has a number of options which enable the system to be configured to meet customers' specific operational, technical and budgetary requirements.

The Collage 2 range fits effortlessly into the broadcast system, communicating with a wide range of third party products. In addition to interfaces with all the major station automation systems including Omnibus, Harris, Sony, CJDS DAL, Pro-Bel and Philips, Collage 2 also operates with newsroom systems such as ENPS and iNews. The evolving MOS standard for media control is also an integral part of Collage 2.

Operating over 100 Base TX ethernet, the DCOM interface allows control of the Collage 2 system by a remote PC. The DCOM interface also allows Collage 2 to extract data from external applications such as Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and the internet. Titles, election results, sports and financial data can all be inserted quickly and reliably into Collage 2 pages.

Easily integrated with existing graphics systems, the Collage 2 range can import and play out graphics from Quantel, Aston and Chyron as well as support a variety of PC file formats including TIFF, TARGA, CGM, EBU, and ASCII. Collage 2 can read and write to PC formatted disks (FAT16 and FAT 32) for fast, easy access to existing disk media. Network file sharing is possible via both NFS and FTP.

Collage 2 uses native Truetype and Postscript fonts giving easy access to their broad range. Additionally, anything created on the top of the range Collage 2 GX can be played out on Collage 2 TG or CG.

Power Pixel Technologies Inc., 2312 Walsh Ave., Ste. A, Santa Clara, CA 95051. Tel: 408-748-0246; Fax: 408-748-6974.