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Xchange Suite brings FORK Production Suite to web browsers and iOS®

March 19, 2012

At the 2012 NAB Show, Primestream® will debut FORK Xchange™ Suite, a new companion application its highly acclaimed FORK™ software platform for managing and automating broadcast workflows. FORK Xchange Suite is the Web portal into the FORK environment, fully integrating with FORK Production™ Server, and giving broadcasters and media enterprises instant access to content when and where it’s needed — from any Internet-enabled Windows®, Mac®, or iOS device.

FORK Xchange Suite allows producers and editors to browse and view clips, edit and add metadata and markers, sort content, trigger FORK action scripts, and transfer media from and to multiple remote production servers. FORK Xchange Suite provides frame-accurate markers, real-time metadata synchronization, and full support whether working from a desktop or an iPad®.

“Primestream’s focus is to help broadcasters automate their processes so that they can devote more time to the truly creative part of their jobs,” said Claudio Lisman, Primestream|B4M president and CEO. “Now our FORK customers have a professional Web application that empowers them with the tools to work collaboratively and more efficiently – not only within a single location, but among multiple FORK Production sites.”

FORK Xchange Suite consists of three modules – Xplore™, which uses advanced search and query functions to filter and find media quickly, flexibly, and intuitively; Xchange™, which enables high-speed movement of media between FORK Production sites; and Actions Monitor, which gives administrators a dashboard view of a file as it works its way through the automated processes in the Xchange Suite.

FORK Xchange Suite expands Primestream’s array of FORK add-on applications, which include CGX for on-air graphics; Mobile2Air®, for reporters to contribute HD video from anywhere in the world directly to air conveniently and cost-effectively via Apple iPhone®; and ControlStation™, Mobile2Air’s mobile assignment desk.

Primestream will demonstrate the new FORK Xchange Suite at the 2012 NAB Show in booth SL6605. More information about Primestream, B4M, and their products is available at www.b4m.com or www.primestream.com.