Magic Box

Television stations need ways to add text to their footage in the middle of a broadcast, whether they are reporting breaking news, updating communities on weather events or televising sports. Hardware-based character generators made it possible for professional television stations to key in static and animated text to live video streams, including news crawls and credit reels.

Founded in 1985, MagicBox was a company that developed and manufactured a range of character generators and video messaging systems for use in professional broadcasting and digital signage applications. The MagicBox AlphaGen was a character generator based on the Amiga 1200 personal computer and equipped with disks containing system graphics and creativity assets. Using a keyboard, users could edit text and customize graphics easily.

While you can no longer buy new MagicBox systems, many local access TV stations and businesses still use MagicBox equipment to communicate information to viewers. At Worldwide Supply, we offer both used and refurbished MagicBox character generators, so you can create professional-quality text overlays while staying on budget.

The Benefits of Used MagicBox Character Generators

Instead of buying a modern software-based character generator, many organizations find that a used MagicBox hardware character generator meets their live broadcast needs for a lower price. When you purchase a used or refurbished MagicBox AlphaGen, you can expect to receive a system with:

  • A standard IDE CD-ROM drive and a 3.5-inch floppy disk drive
  • A rackmount chassis that measures approximately 19 inches
  • Coverage from Worldwide Supply’s standard lifetime warranty

When you buy a piece of used broadcast equipment, you want to make sure that the device will perform well for years to come. At Worldwide Supply, we ensure you receive a high-quality used character generator by checking all our used equipment in our state-of-the-art testing facility.

Buy Used or Refurbished MagicBox Equipment Today

At Worldwide Supply, we have over $250 million of products in stock and ready to ship to your location. In addition to selling used MagicBox character generators, we can also buy your old networking equipment to make upgrading more affordable. For more information, request a quote or reach out to us today.