Trilithic and RGB Networks Deliver Solution for Multicast Digital EAS

Broadcasters can now insert messages and graphics directly into the ASI Transport Stream.

Indianapolis, IN, March 28, 2009 --( Trilithic Inc., a leading provider of digital Emergency Alert Systems (EAS) and RGB Networks, the leader in network video processing, today announced a partnership to integrate Trilithic’s EASyCAST EAS System with RGB Networks’ Broadcast Network Processor (BNP) to deliver digital emergency alert message overlays for DTV Multicast.

All DTV stations must provide EAS messages, tests and alerts on all program streams. Currently, many DTV stations use a combination of analog, analog up-converting and various graphics logo inserters to provide the mandated EAS messaging. For the DTV broadcaster, adding another service or screen means additional up-converting and patchwork.

Now, with RGB Networks’ BNP deployed for broadcast television, all services in the Broadcaster’s ASI stream, including audio replacement, can have EAS crawl messages with audio, overlaid directly onto all video streams. The integration of Trilithic’s EASyCAST EAS System with RGB’s BNP, enables broadcasters for the first time to selectively target the delivery of EAS messages to some or all video program streams. Targeting specific transmitters covering different DMAs or all DMAs on the entire network, is also possible. EAS messages and graphics are inserted in real-time without the need to Demux or Decode the ASI stream.

In addition to the EASyCAST and BNP handling digital EAS overlays, the BNP optionally supports logo insertions, snipes, PIP, and full motion graphics. Add to that the standard BNP functions of rate-shaping and multiplexing, the partnership of these two companies provides a uniquely integrated and professional EAS solution for the digital broadcast marketplace.

Complementing this ability to target the delivery of EAS messages in-stream for DTV, Trilithic’s EASy Compliance Assistant™ software automatically handles EAS log-file downloads, file archiving, and FCC compliance reporting for all weekly and monthly tests, and from over the network. This ensures compliance with FCC regulations, but without having multiple personnel individually handling the EAS requirements. One person can review, monitor and manage all EAS functions at all transmitter from a laptop for an entire group of broadcast stations.

“It’s important to us to provide the most viable and professional EAS solutions to the industry.” says Arthur Leisey, Director of Trilithic’s EAS group. “Integrating with RGB Networks’ BNP gives the industry the most robust, efficient, and cost effective delivery of EAS over DTV multicast available.”

“Supporting EAS is an important requirement for broadcasters and one that can truly benefit from this new integration. The digital EAS capability of our Broadcast Network Processor is an example of the flexibility and power of our products, enabling broadcasters to pioneer new applications that keep their customers alerted to important news when it happens,” said Jeff Tyre, Director, Product Marketing, RGB Networks.

Trilithic is demonstrating this new integrated system for Broadcasters at the PBS Technology conference and at the NAB show booth # C10548 in Las Vegas in April.

Trilithic is a leading provider of digital Emergency Alert System management solutions and other communications technology for cable, broadcast, IPTV, RF and wireless markets around the world. For more information on the system integration, contact Trilithic at (800) 344-2412 or visit


About Trilithic, Inc.:

Trilithic, Inc. is an industry leader providing telecommunications solutions for major Broadband and RF & Microwave markets around the world. Key product groups include instruments and service assurance systems for major Broadband providers; RF and Microwave components and subsystems for cellular, military communications and many other wireless industries; and government-mandated Emergency Alert Systems used by HFC service providers and broadcasters in the United States. In all of these industries, Trilithic has earned a reputation for innovation, technical performance and flexibility in meeting customers’ exacting requirements. For more information visit

About RGB Networks

RGB Networks delivers extremely high-density, flexible video processing solutions that enable video service providers to deliver highly targeted and personalized video content at considerably lower costs than conventional solutions. Based on its unique Video Intelligence Architecture™ (VIA), RGB’s VIA product family simplifies management and delivers scalable, multi-function capability in a single, programmable platform, allowing video service providers to leverage existing infrastructure, while building an advanced foundation to meet the needs of the rapidly growing market for personalized video services.

For more information about RGB Networks and its unique video processing solutions, please visit
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