ToolsOnAir ready for Mac OS X Snow Leopard

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Last Updated: August 28, 2009 8:51 pm GMT
(Vienna, Austria--August 28, 2009) ToolsOnAir Broadcast Engineering today announced that its broadcast products fully support Apple MAC OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), which is now shipping.

Taking advantage of some of the new technologies found in Snow Leopard, the company's Just:In Quicktime and MXF ingest solution uses Grand Central to optimize the use of multiple cores available on modern computer processors, this enables Just:In to encode video in faster-than-real time with a wide range of compression codecs.

ToolsOnAir products deliver a full suite of broadcast solutions with automation, video serving and real time graphics running on standard Mac hardware and using standard video cards from AJA Video and BlackMagic Design.

ToolsOnAir play out solutions are able to run one video layer and up to 4 graphics layers on a single Apple Mac Pro or Xserve in real time (even at High Definition) and their products are ideally positioned to take advantage of OpenCL in Snow Leopard in the near future to further accelerate real time graphics and effects.

The announcement of the launch of Snow Leopard on August 28 allows ToolsOnAir to show their products running on Mac OS X 10.6 at September's IBC conference and exhibition in Amsterdam. "It's very important for a newly established company to be ahead in technology to allow our customers to achieve maximum performance and stability for their business", comments Gilbert Leb, VP Sales of ToolsOnAir.

At this year's IBC, ToolsOnAir (booth 7.J47) will also introduce its revolutionary new Just:Live solution for any newsroom or live event using video play out and real time graphics simultaneously.



ToolsOnAir is based in Vienna, Austria. It has built a comprehensive suite of video ingest and playout solutions that interface with Apple core technologies such as QuickTime and Quartz. http://www.toolsonair.com

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