Press Release

Presentation and Virtual Set System Already Installed in NY and Europe

Las Vegas, NV - April 6, 1998 AT NAB '98, PEAK SYSTEMS WILL INTRODUCE THE EVEREST PRESENTATION GRAPHICS AND VIRTUAL SET SYSTEM TO NORTH AMERICA. This is the first time the Everest system will be demonstrated outside Europe. The system can be seen on the lower level of the Sands Convention Center in Room T.

Everest is a next generation realtime presentation graphics and virtual set system for broadcast and post production. The version being shown, Everest V1.5, builds on the experience of six months live client usage adding support for graphic templates, Accom DDR, extra character generator capabilities and new control options. V1.5 is available beginning in early June, 1998.

Current Everest customers include CBS, New York for live graphics production, TV2 in Bergen, Norway for Virtual Sets and TV4 Sweden.

Steve Jacobs, executive producer for New Media at CBS News, New York, said "Everest enables CBS to expand and enhance the traditional broadcasting methodology while bringing new immediacy and impact to on-air graphics. We will use Everest’s templates to minimize the time to air for complex topics as well as to expand the state-of-the-art for us and our affiliates.

Andy Johnston, Sales and Marketing Director for Peak Systems, said "Everest is designed to be used by existing control room personnel and be cost effective and scaleable for all programming requirements from background replacement to a full virtual set. Peak Systems’ mission is to deliver and integrate our systems worldwide both directly and via partners."

Everest is developed by Peak Software and marketed and supported by Peak Systems. Peak Software is based in Austria and comprises members of COSS, the former development team of IMP, pioneers in computer generated graphics and virtual set systems. COSS were responsible for the development of Platform, which became Discreet Logic’s Vapour and Frost systems.

Peak Systems is the distribution and support company headed by Bernd Neuhauser, (ex Managing Director of Discreet Logic Germany, V.G.A. Germany - which became Softimage Germany - and Techex Germany) and Andy Johnston, (ex VP Sales and Marketing, Jazz Media Network, VP Marketing Discreet Logic and Managing Director of Softimage UK). Peak Systems takes system responsibility to sell, integrate, train and support Everest systems, together with all the required hardware.

Andy Johnston, +49-(0) 8062 90 66 11,
FOR NAB APPOINTMENTS, please call Sheldon Liebman at (505) 332-1281

PEAK Systems GmbH, Buergerm.-Huber-Str.34, D-83052 Bruckmuehl, Germany
Phone +49-8062-90660 Fax +49-8062-906622

Everest is a registered trademark of Peak Software GmbH; All other product and company names are the property of their respective owners.

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