AZCAR Technologies Incorporated
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AZCAR Technologies Incorporated

January 30, 2008 11:25 ET

AZCAR Provides Services to KPHO-TV's Digital Upgrade Project

CANONSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 30, 2008) - AZCAR USA, Inc. (TSX:AZZ), has been selected by KPHO-TV - a CBS affiliate in Phoenix, AZ owned by the Meredith Broadcasting Group - to provide design and build services for KPHO's new digital infrastructure. The project includes a 36-rack digital center equipment room, a master control area, an ingest/alternative master control room, and a production audio control room. The on-site build will begin in May of 2008.

AZCAR is providing the full component of SI services, including technical consultation, equipment acquisition, installation, and maintenance support. The project involves moving five Avid NLE editors, with the goal of modernizing the station's signal processing infrastructures. The new master control room will be fully HD compatible.

"We are very pleased to be partnering with AZCAR on this project," said John Merrill, KPHO Director of Engineering and Operations. "The overall professionalism displayed by the principals and staff of AZCAR was very important in our decision. We chose an experienced organization such as AZCAR because they provide proven, consistent, and uniform value."

"AZCAR is delighted to be involved in this project, especially as we grow and develop the range of services we offer in the US marketplace," said AZCAR President Gavin Schutz. "KPHO wants to work with a top-quality systems integration company that can advise and assist them on numerous fronts. AZCAR delivers that caliber of service to individual stations and the entire broadcast and communications market."

For over half a century, KPHO-TV has been broadcasting programs to viewers in the greater Phoenix, AZ area. KPHO was Arizona's first television station and broadcasts local and national CBS syndicated news and programs. The station is owned by Meredith Corporation. Meredith, headquartered in Des Moines, IA, is one of the nation's leading media and marketing companies with businesses centering on magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive media.

AZCAR is an independent broadcast and multimedia professional services organization offering a wide range of innovative digital media solutions to broadcast, and media companies, as well as non-profit organizations, government, and multi-purpose sports and entertainment venues. AZCAR's service offerings include technology solutions consulting, systems design and integration, digital media content production systems, program distribution systems, and Audio Visual professional systems. AZCAR serves clients from offices in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information, log onto www.azcar.com.

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