AZCAR Technologies Incorporated
TSX : AZZ

AZCAR Technologies Incorporated

May 17, 2006 17:11 ET

AZCAR Awarded Multi Million Dollar Integration Contract by COX Broadcasting

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA--(CCNMatthews - May 17, 2006) - Cox Broadcasting Company, a major television and radio group owner, has selected AZCAR (TSX:AZZ), an international television system integration and consulting firm, for the design, equipment procurement, and technical construction of an entirely new studio facility and digital media center for WPXI and Pittsburgh Cable News Channel (PCNC) in Pittsburgh, PA.

WPXI broadcasts on channel 11 and is an affiliate of the NBC network. PCNC is a news channel produced by WPXI staff for cable only distribution in the Pittsburgh area. The WPXI studio facilities will move from the decades old Television Hill transmitter site to a new building in the fall of 2007. Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new building were held Tuesday, March 14, 2006. The television production facilities will incorporate the latest digital software and hardware innovations for television origination and distribution.

AZCAR is also working with Cox engineers at their other stations to help develop an overall technology plan for the group's 15 stations. It is currently intended that the design and development work for WPXI will be the initial effort benefiting from the overall technology plan. Further, AZCAR engineering personnel delivered a presentation to the engineering staff of all stations in the group prior to the 2006 NAB convention in Las Vegas in April.

The new broadcast studios will be housed in a 70,000 square foot building on a 14 acre tract of land in Pittsburgh. The transmitter and tower will remain on Television Hill.

AZCAR is an independent technology integration company providing high definition digital media technology solutions for the broadcast, telecommunications, broadcast ministries, higher education institutions, and multi-purpose sports and entertainment venues. AZCAR provides consulting, engineering, systems design, integration, project management and the supply of related materials, equipment and software. The Company's business operates through the parent company and its subsidiaries. The stock trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol: AZZ.

The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the information contained herein.

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