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Leitch’s Videotek® PTM-305 Wins Award for Superior Technology at IBC 2005


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September 20, 2005 - POTTSTOWN, Pa.
Leitch Technology Corporation (TSX: LTV), a leading provider of SD/HD solutions for professional digital video, today announced its new Videotek® PTM-305 handheld, personal test monitor was awarded TV Technology’s Star 2005 Award for Superior Technology at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) held September 9-13 in Amsterdam.

Demonstrated for the first time at IBC 2005, the lightweight, battery-powered PTM-305 offers multi-format functionality and versatility that is unmatched in the handheld test and measurement segment. It features a video test signal generator, color monitor, waveform/vector scope and an audio analyzer/monitor. The user-friendly, intuitive, menu-driven interface is navigated easily on the high-resolution touch-screen display.

“We’re very proud and excited to have been recognized for the truly innovative technology and design of the PTM-305,” said Dave Guerrero, vice president and general manager of Videotek for Leitch. “We committed to this new technology because we knew our customers had a need for a low-cost portable with plenty of functionality. To be recognized for the technology is especially gratifying.”

The STAR Awards (Superior Technology Award Recipient) are designed to celebrate and showcase the preeminent technological innovations available to the broadcast industry. A panel of judges consisting of TV Technology editors and columnists review a variety of products, examine the technical applications and their overall contribution to the industry, and then submit their award nominees.

“The PTM-305 was designed to provide our customers with affordable, portable convenience — without sacrificing performance,” said Tim Thorsteinson, president and CEO of Leitch Technology. “Receiving a prestigious industry award for superior technology is a solid indicator that we achieved that objective.”

The PTM-305 will begin shipping in October.

About Leitch Technology
An industry leader for more than 30 years, Leitch Technology provides high-performance, multi-format solutions for professional digital video. Through its two business segments — Digital Media and Infrastructure — Leitch offers standard-definition/high-definition (SD/HD) products and systems that enable media companies to streamline workflow from production through transmission. Leitch offers a comprehensive, award-winning portfolio of processors, routers, servers, graphics and editing solutions, master control and branding systems, digital signage, network monitoring and control software, and test and measurement instruments, along with premium customer support.



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