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​Clear branding ensures that your viewers know your name/brand, and convinces advertisers that your channel has value. With Linx ID, you can load CG graphics such as titles along with your logo, and insert up-to-the minute headlines, content ratings, current time, and weather reports - all at once!

Linx ID Benefits



Compix Linx supports up to three streams of automatically updating information, ensuring that viewers get the latest data always. Setup is simple: Simply copy and paste RSS feeds from news, sports, weather and financial data websites*, then specify how often the page will be refreshed.

Compix Linx ID can support multiple static/animated logos at once. One can be yours, the others can belong to a sponsor paying for privilege. Users can also create a crawl with an embedded sponsor’s logo.


When news happens, Compix Linx breaks it fast. The application’s instant text update field allows last-minute information to be inserted immediately. Operators can also take control and punch in breaking news manually, without disrupting Compix Linx’s separately-accessed template. Compix Linx even connects directly to popular EAS systems, to deliver government-mandated emergency alerts. The EAS feature is provided at no additional cost.


Compix Linx is easy to monitor: A simple check box lets you select/deselect elements for broadcast. All pages can be viewed as text or as graphic thumbnails, for easy sorting.The application’s fully customizable scheduler makes branding easy: Build a playout schedule and let it run. (GPI and auto-start functions allow automated and semi-automated playback.) Compix Linx can also be controlled by external devices.

Linx ID Features

​​Award-winning CG and graphics editor

Easily generate titles, text and graphics in real-time over your live video feed. With built-in templates and easy-to-use interface, you can start adding graphics within a matter of minutes. 

  • 260+ transition effects including fade, roll, crawl

  • Multilingual support

  • Icon-based drag-and-drop tools

  • Flexible resolution from high definition to standard

  • Images and animations embedded into pages for easy and speedy transfer

  • Customizable templates for immediate use

  • Numeric keypad available for playback functionality

  • Import Targa, Bitmap, JPEG, GIF, PNG and TIFF files

  • User definable clock and timer

  • Animation capability using sequential targa files

  • Re-sizable VGA preview onitor with page numbering

  • Adjustable safe guides for both 4:3 and 16:9 environments

Branding and automatic data display application

Add logos, current time, weather information, up-to-the-minute news information and so much more! You can even generate revenue by selling your screen space to sponsors. 

  • Two independent crawls that can be updated manually or automatically from RSS feeds

  • Two static or animated logos for bug or sponsor insertion

  • Scalable real-time clock

  • Direct data entry by double clicking and typing

  • Updateable data box integration for text, web and XML files

  • GPI trigger commands for toggling on/off mode

  • Easily switch modes between crawl, cut and schedule tabs

  • Built-in customizable templates

  • Television content ratings

  • Instant text update field for quick last minute additions

  • Fully customizable scheduler

System Requirements

Below are the required system specifications for all Compix Linx applications. Your computer should meet these requirements, or you may not be able to successfully run Compix Linx ID. 

  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 processor or better 

  • RAM: 3 GB RAM or better depending on Windows requirements

  • Ethernet: Gigabit Ethernet connection

  • Network Cable: CAT 6


  For 720p: NVIDIA based chipset equal to or exceeding 30 GB maximum memory bandwidth (We recommend you use 720p in most cases - the TriCaster will cross convert it to your settings!)

  For 1080i: NVIDIA based chipset equal to or exceeding 80 GB maximum memory bandwidth

What Is "Maximum Memory Bandwidth"?

Maximum memory bandwidth is the amount of memory that can be used for files per second. Compix Linx relies on the memory bandwidth of your graphics card to use and access data, from document loading to file playback.

Memory bandwidth is different than a specific amount of memory that is often stated on the packaging of graphic cards. You may not easily find out this information from the packaging and may need to contact the manufacturer directly.

You may also reference third-party websites that publish detailed GPU specifications. Here is an example of a third-party website that lists maximum memory bandwidth for many popular graphic cards and chipsets available.

Important Note:

Compix Linx ID may not function properly with TriCaster systems running older versions of TriCaster software. ​


Please refer to the NewTek “Software, Maintenance, and Updates” section of your TriCaster User Guide for detailed instructions on how to update the software for your specific TriCaster model. You can find this information at:

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