Broadcast Pix Introduces Slate Portable

A Control Room in a Briefcase

(Billerica, Massachusetts) January 28, 2010. Broadcast Pix™ today announced Slate Portable, a new system for live video production on location. Designed for quick setup on a table or other work surface, Slate Portable provides all the power of a Slate™ video production system in a compact, cost effective, all-in-one unit, including: HD/SD production switcher, multi-view monitoring, clip stores, graphics system with Harris Inscriber CG, Fluent™ workflow software, and format and aspect conversion for 1080i, 720p, SD, and analog. It is available now.

“Slate Portable is the ideal solution for high quality, cost-effective live video production in the field,” said Ken Swanton, President of Broadcast Pix. “You get the power and reliability of Broadcast Pix in a compact package that’s built for easy transport and sets up in minutes.”

Fold down the cover to reveal the built-in monitor, keyboard, and touch-pad, attach cables to secure BNCs and XLRs on the back, and create compelling live video. Slate Portable has a carrying handle on top, and comes in a padded carrying case with wheels for easy transport. It features rugged aluminum construction, measures just 17x14x12 inches (44x35x25 cm), and weighs 45 pounds (20 kg).

“I was not fond of what other fly packs had to offer. Rolling racks really weren’t an option for us, and the other portable all-in-ones available on the market were a bit awkward with their functionality,” said Justin Cowgill, Director of Facilities and Technology for CreaTV San Jose, a nonprofit public channel that serves the city of San Jose, Calif. “My first time out with the Slate Portable was the easiest setup I’ve ever had in the field, and it’s only gotten easier the more I use it. It’s a great machine.”

Slate Portable is priced at $20,900 in SD and $24,900 in HD/SD.

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About Broadcast Pix

Broadcast Pix is the leader in integrated live video production systems. Its Slate systems create compelling live video, and they run unique Fluent software that provides a file-based workflow that streamlines production and improves functionality. For more information, go to


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