(San Francisco, California, USA - June 30, 2006) Today, Blackmagic Design announced its manufacturing facility is now 100% RoHS compliant and as of the start of June 2006, all products manufactured are fully RoHS compliant, ensuring the best quality products for its customers and the environment.
The manufacturing facility has been upgraded to meet the new environmental challenges stipulated under the new RoHS (Restriction of the use of Certain Hazardous Substances) 2002/95/EC, which was adopted in February 2003 by the European Union (EU) and takes effect on July 1, 2006. This directive restricts the use of six specific materials, such as lead, in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment.
"Blackmagic is committed to having all Blackmagic products be the best choices for our customers as well as for the environment," said Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design. "With the new Multibridge Pro now shipping, our customers worldwide are getting the best possible product to help them produce the finest films, documentaries, television serials, and videos."
The transition to RoHS compliant manufacturing requires not only upgrading production facilities but also securing the highest quality of lead-free components to maintain the integrity of products. This has been a project that's taken almost two years of work to ensure all supply chain partners are fully compliant with the RoHS directives. Blackmagic is committed to design and manufacturing processes that help protect the environment. Blackmagic will continually strive to meet the highest international environmental standards and requirements including RoHS directive for lead-free electronic manufacturing and procurement to protect human health and the environment.
Blackmagic's first fully RoHS-compliant product is the new Multibridge Pro, which is now shipping. Although all Blackmagic Design products shipped worldwide are now RoHS compliant, Blackmagic is also prepared to meet the new environmental standards imposed by California, which will take effect on January 1, 2007, using the EU RoHS directive as its guide. Additionally, Blackmagic is prepared to meet the new environmental standards undertaken by China that have similar restrictions to RoHS and are scheduled to take effect March 1, 2007.
Availability and Price Multibridge Pro retails for US $1,595, and is available immediately from authorized Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design manufactures the world's highest quality video cards and converters for the postproduction and television broadcast industries. The Multibridge Extreme and DeckLink family of leading quality video cards have changed the post-production industry and made HDTV more affordable for everyone. Blackmagic was founded by some of the world's leading editors and engineers from the post-production industry. This industry knowledge and experience is constantly fed back into our products allowing us to introduce the most amazing creative tools for the industry.
Blackmagic Design has operations in the USA, Netherlands, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.