Agenda Item No. V. B. 8. a.

Washburn University Board of Regents





SUBJECT: Master Control and Branding Equipment for KTWU





DESCRIPTION:



KTWU is requesting approval to purchase master control and branding equipment. The equipment package will allow KTWU to brand one high definition channel and up to four standard definition channels. The package includes a digital video effects generator, an automated character generator, emergency alert system support, and voice-over capability for each digital channel. A state of the art graphics generator is included with each digital channel. The equipment is necessary for the transition to high definition television.



Proposals were submitted from the following vendors:

Vendor Total Amount

Alpha Video & Audio, Inc. $303,006.00

Heartland Video Systems $304,278.88

Miranda Technologies $377,018.00





FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:



Funding for the master control and branding equipment will be from the following:



60% from the Digital Distribution Fund Round 6 and 40% from state and local funds.



RECOMMENDATION:



President Farley recommends approval to award a contract to Alpha Video & Audio, Inc. for $303,006.00.



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(date) Jerry B. Farley, President


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