NewTek Inc., manufacturer of video and 3D animation products, announced the NAB Upgrade Guarantee Program. Customers can trade up any TriCaster portable live production system purchased between January 15 and June 27, 2009 for full purchase price credit toward any new TriCaster product introduced at the 2009 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show taking place in Las Vegas from April 20 to 23. TriCaster is being presented at NewTek Booth SL5014 with HD cameras supplied by Canon. NewTek TriCaster will also be showcased at the Canon Booth, C4325.
"The NewTek NAB Upgrade Guarantee is put in place to eliminate customer concern that an upcoming model might be better suited for their portable live production needs,â€ says Michael Kornet, chief marketing officer, NewTek Inc. â€œNow, customers can make a smart investment in TriCaster and begin producing immediately, knowing that they have locked in full trade-in value on their current TriCaster, should they choose to trade up to a new model.â€
TriCaster users can simultaneously produce, live stream, broadcast, and project a network-style production. A single operator or small team can produce a live show while switching between as many as six cameras with two DDRs, multi-channel effects, and NewTekâ€™s proprietary LiveSet virtual sets. TriCaster is used by broadcasters, sports organizations, schools, government agencies, and others to provide a new level of extended programming and content to their audiences.Â
The TriCaster family of products in NTSC is available in North America starting at $3995. The TriCaster family of products is available in multi-standard internationally beginning at $5995. Educational pricing is also available.
To be eligible for the upgrade, a TriCaster must be purchased from a NewTek Elite Partner or Authorized Reseller before June 27. The upgrade requires a validated coupon, as well as the registered TriCaster serial number and verified proof of purchase. Units must be returned to the reseller that initiated the original sale in good working condition with all original packaging and manuals. This program is not retroactive and cannot be combined with any other offers. This program ends December 31, 2009.