As a further guide to the new technology being shown at this year's NAB show, the Broadcast Engineering staff has compiled a second installment of over 100 more new products. Use the following listings to find what you're looking for at the show and to get in touch with manufacturers. Issue advertisers are indicated by colored listings.
Media 100 GenesisEngine
Features three silicon processors capable of processing 12 streams of uncompressed video simultaneously in real time; perform real-time effects operations and image processing functions with 10-bit or greater internal precision.
+44 1344 412 752; fax: +44 1344 424 936
MITEQ 9700 SERIES
MITEQ 9700 series
Designed for advanced satellite communications system; phase noise, amplitude flatness and spurious outputs are optimized for transparent frequency conversion for video and data applications; features prioritized chain redundancy switching.
631-439-9219, fax: 631-436-74300;
N Systems Nupod
Low-profile, lightweight smart antenna system with a high-gain, directional antenna and continuous rotation positioner; features embedded control for automatic path alignment.
800-SPEC-NSI; fax: 410-964-9661;
OPTICAL TRANSPORT MODULES
Network Electronics HD-EO/OE
HD optical and electronic modules for the Flashlink optical transport platform; format-independent cards within the Flashlink frame convert 19.4 Mbits/s and 143 Mbits/s to 1.48 Mbits/s signals; capable of transporting 40-channel DWDM, two-channel WDM and point-to-point on a single strand of fiber.
Nextream video/data/voice solutions
Focus on several applications, including DSNG and fixed contribution to transport a range of multimedia services over ATM, and video over xDSL networks; services include network headends and interactive video service over cable TV networks through its DVB/DAVIC and DOCSIS return path solution.
+33 1 34 20 70 01; fax: +33 1 34 20 71 07;
Nucomm Newscoder 2-RX
Nucomm Newscoder 2-RX
Portable 70 MHz COFDM receiver and MPEG-2 decoder features internal AC/DC universal power supply, front-panel controls and an integrated video/audio switch to select between analog and digital operation; will demodulate any COFDM signal that is DVB-T-compliant.
908-852-3700; fax: 908-813-0399;
On-air graphics systems; new sports, finance and news automation applications; features seamless integration of pre- and live-rendered scene portions; offers plug-ins for main authoring tools.
+972 9 767 6862; fax: +972 9 767 6861;
Pixel Instruments UMAT-1200
Universal monitoring audio transcoder with voice-over option; provides reference-quality A/D and D/A conversion, digital sample rate conversion, and audio monitoring through internal speakers and external headphones.
408-871-1975; fax: 408-871-1976;
Rohn Industries Tall Towers
Rohn Industries Tall Towers
Superstructures rise as high as 2000 feet; enable commercial broadcasters to bring signals to wider geographical areas.
Shure ULX Wireless
Designed for live performance and systems integration applications; feature proprietary Automatic Frequency Selection circuitry; both frequency-agile models operate between 554-865 MHz; offer 1140 selectable frequencies.
847-866-2200; fax: 847-866-2279;
PORTABLE DIGITAL RECORDER
Sony Electronics DNW-A25WS Betacam SX
Portable digital recorder plays back pictures in 16:9 on an LCD monitor without squeezing images to handle content recorded in widescreen mode; maintains the output capability of the standard 4:3 aspect ratio.
201-930-1000; fax: 201-930-4752;
Booths: L18207, L515
Telestream Version 2.0
Provides enhancements to FlipFactory Pro and FlipFactory Publish automation software; features a completely redesigned Java-based user interface; also offers monitoring to detect the arrival of new media and simplify submission of media to transcoding sessions.
530-470-1300; fax: 530-470-1301;
Real-time matte compositing system for digital HD and digital cinema 24p/psf image standards; compatible with Panavision and other HD cameras; available in hardware for real-time applications and plug-in software for Adobe, Avid and Discreet users.
818-993-8007; fax: 818-993-3762;
TRAFFIC AUTOMATION SYSTEM
VCI Stars II+
Traffic automation system provides standard interfaces for one-way and two-way file transfer between most major switching and insertion systems, and custom interfaces.
413-272-7211; fax: 413-272-7201;
Sony Electronics VSR-2000A
Sony Electronics VSR-2000A
Multi-access video and audio server supports 24 Mbits/s MP@HL HD video with up to eight channels of PCM audio; also supports 15 Mbits/s MPEG-2 MP@ML video; works with the 73 GByte HDD, the BKSH-272G to store and play back over 20 hours of HD video at 24 Mbits/s.
201-930-1000; fax: 201-930-4752;
Booths: L18207, L515
vizrt VIZ 3.0
Features background scene loading, new effects plug-ins, object database management and extended plug-in API.
212-560-0708; fax: 212-560-0709;
AMS Neve Logic 3SC
Post workstation offers high-speed editing and mixing; features the DSP toolbox with a range of advanced DSP plug-ins.
+44 1282 457011; fax: +44 1282 417282;
DNF Controls ST500
Delivers revolutionary flexibility and operational simplicity to broadcast control applications; can grow from the smallest point solution to a sophisticated network controlling generations of video and audio devices.
818-898-3380; fax: 818-898-3360;
Motorola, Broadband Communications Sector TMX-2010
Modular solution for multiplexing, grooming and IP encapsulation of multiple MPEG-2 services; provides either DVB-ASI, DS3, DHEI or SMPTE 310 output transport streams.
215-323-1880; fax: 215-323-0245;
AUDIO EQUIPMENT RENTAL
TAI Audio Lectrosonics UCR201D
TAI Audio provides sales and service rental of audio equipment, including the Lectrosonics UCR201D diversity frequency-agile receiver; unit's display shows receiver and transmitter battery status, RF, antenna phase, audio output level, TV channel and frequency.
407-649-6444; fax: 407-648-1352;
Darim Vision VS2000
Capable of broadcasting a combined 3-D virtual set that is fully interactive with multiple live video feeds; provides intuitive and interactive control of virtual cameras, objects and actors; creates localized programming and can help generate new revenues.
925-251-0178; fax: 925-2551-0184
Bogen Photo Manfrotto 540ART road runner
Weighs 7.7 lbs; designed to support 33 lb ENG cameras; features a leg lock system and an integrated automatic mid-level spreader mechanism; incorporates a padded carrying handle and dual spiked feet.
201-818-9500; fax: 201-818-9177
Portable campanion with performance and functionality equivalent to the HK-387w; fully compatible with the HK-388 camera series, and uses the same base station and control panels.
201-368-9171; fax: 201-569-1626
Band Pro film/video cinematography equipment:
Professional shooting tools and HD cinematography equipment; latest offerings are six Zeiss DigiPrime lenses in B4 mount and Sony's Cinealta 24p HDCAM cinematography-style.
818-841-9655; fax: 818-841-7649
Mackie Designs HR624
Two-way bi-amplified, active speaker system incorporates an elliptical wave-guide for improved dispersion; components include a 6.7-inch high-precision and an extended LF transducer; driver is magnetically shielded.
800-258-6883; fax: 425-487-4337
The Tektronix AD920 is featured in this month's Demo Room!
HANDHELD MPEG TESTER
Battery-powered unit identifies faults and reduces downtime; ensures reliability in networks that distribute video, audio and data in digital formats; designed for broadcast installation, maintenance and field service.
UNCOMPRESSED SOFTWARE SOLUTION
Pinnacle Systems Cinewave 2.1
Upgrade features real-time support for color correction; offers support for the expansive I/O offerings; breakout box provides an all-in-one I/O solution for video.
Chyron Duet PCI+
Solution for user-configured environments; includes the 32-bit PCI digital graphics card, Lyric content creation and real-time 2-D/3-D animation capabilities; playback software compatible with iNFiNiT!
631-845-2000; fax: 631-845-3888;
DATA MINING AND BUSINESS ANALYSIS TOOL
Encoda Systems MART
Advanced browser-based access to centralized databases containing detailed spot information; data can be consolidated from various Encoda traffic systems.
303-237-4000; fax: 303-237-0085;
BDL Autoscript XBOX USB
Small battery powered adapter on the modular teleprompter interfaces with laptops or desktop PCs via the USB port; optional clip-on modules provide a universal mains input and four additional composite video prompt outputs.
+44 20 7538 1427; fax: +44 1252 717 783;
Compix Media VideoCG LCG8000R
Compatible with SDI video and SMPTE 259M; features built-in downstream keyer, windows interface and simultaneous create/run capability; also offers user-definable video timing and adjustment.
310-320-8937; fax: 310-320-8938;
Pixel Power Clarity2 SD
Features dual AMD Athlon Mp1900+ processors; supports dual-channel uncompressed clip playback with key; stores 60 minutes internally and four channels of audio clip playback per video.
+44 1223 721000; fax: +44 1223 721111;
2K PLUS COLOR ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM
da Vinci 2k plus
Delivers enhancements in color processing including a faster graphical user interface; adds true gamma curve adjustment with increased gamma range; features an improved fixed-vector system; enhanced 2k plus key bus.
954-688-5604; fax: 954-575-5936;
VISUAL EFFECTS SYSTEMS SOFTWARE
Discreet inferno 4.6, flame 7.6 and flint 7.6
Software upgrades offer more than 100 new features and enhancements, focusing on product design, workflow and performance, and extending the range and depth of their toolsets; offers improved performance and creative interactivity for digital artists.
415-547-2457; fax: 415-547-2222;
Stardrive Solutions Stardrive desktop design
Delivers your site's entire selection of graphics and CG templates to the user's desktop; journalists then populate these WYSIWYG templates with text and graphics, and can preview the results on their workstations.
818-879-0000; fax: 818-865-1421
HD TEST SIGNAL GENERATOR
Ensemble Designs Avenue 7405:
Provides four HD serial digital outputs and genlocks to tri-level sync or composite video; offers a wide variety of test signals that are user selectable; supports 1080i, 1080p, 720p and 1080sf; modules can be updated with current software as new formats and test signals are added.
530-478-1830; fax: 530-478-1832;
Allen Osborne Associates Hilomast FM series
New floodlight mast; coiled cable enters the base of the mast and exits into a junction box on top of the mast for lighting connection; three standard models with four cores of 2.5 mm/sq., rain shield, rotation handle and pressure relief valve.
805-495-8420; fax: 805-373-6067;
IMAGE REPAIR KIT
Options International Scratchbox
HD and SD image repair and scratch removal system designed for fast image retouching operations; combines uncompressed storage and matting operations; its internal compositor delivers immediate response.
615-327-8090; fax: 615-327-1326;
Miranda Media Networks DV-45 MPEG 4:2:2
Profile encoder and decoder codecs with SDI and digital audio I/O; modules are compatible with existing DV-45 chassis.
514-335-3015; fax: 514-335-1614;
Canon Canobeam DT-50/HD-SDI
WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM
Canon Canobeam DT-50/HD-SDI
Optical beam communications system for wireless transmission of bi-directional digital video signals including HD; used for distances up to 1.25 miles.
HIGH-SPEED DATA TERMINAL
GMPCS Personal Communications TT CapSat mobile messenger
Offers rates up to 64 kbits/s; fully automatic tracking antenna with different moving options; 10-32 V DC power supply, transceiver and handset cradle plus cables; standard Mini-M voice, fax and data operation at 2.4 kbits/s.
954-973-3100; fax: 954-973-4800;
Thomson/Grass Valley Group Webable
Streamlines the process of moving material from the Profile XP media platform to the Web; features a simple drag-and-drop method for creating streaming media; allows users to locate and view media assets, and encode them for online viewing.
530-478-3000; fax: 530-478-3755;
Imagine Products TEP-mail
E-mail-based collaboration and review applet for video producers to share video logs; only a Web browser is required at the recipient's end to look at video clips, comment on them, and with the click of a button send those comments back to the shooter.
Dielectric Communications TUV-M and TUV-l
These new additions are ideal for the low and mid-band (channels 2-6) VHF broadcaster who has a UHF DTV channel with limited tower capacity or aperture; super-turnstile antenna for VHF service.
207-655-8152; fax: 207-655-7120;
Booths: L2915, L8442
Features true diversity electronics in conjunction with removable twin high-gain antennas and Azden's proprietary diversity logic control (DLC) circuitry for superior, noise-free reception; uses dielectric filters for improved image rejection and fifth-order filters for an improved S/N ratio.
516-328-7500; fax: 516-328-7506;
Accuweather Accuweather.com Alert
Opt-in Internet-based service delivers weather forecasts and information to users' desktops or e-mail; designed to cross-promote broadcast and Web content; available in a co-branded model to provide stations with advertising revenue.
814-235-8638; fax: 814-235-8609;
TWO-ANTENNA TRUE DIVERSITY RECEIVER
Avalon RF DX502/DX602
Intended for low-weight mobile applications; the DX502 tuning frequency range is from 900 MHz to 999 MHz in steps of 1 MHz; the DX602 tuning frequency range is from 2350 MHz to 2483 MHz in steps of 1 Mhz; broadcasts quality FM video signals and two FM modulated audio subcarriers; powered by an external battery or AC adapter.
619-401-1969; fax: 619-401-1971;
DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER BOARD
Fast Forward Video RECON
When combined with notebook hard drives or solid-state memory, provides a cost-efficient, small DVR solution; features broadcast-quality video capture and playback at 60 fps.
949-852-8404; fax: 949-852-1226;
Ciprico diMEDA 2400:
NAS performance levels exceeding 75 Mbits/s aggregate bandwidth is delivered through a single node; features fault-tolerant dual-node architecture.
763-551-4000; fax: 763-551-4002;
Acoustics First Cutting Wedge:
Creates seamless absorptive walls and enhances imaging by reducing unwanted reflections; “2000” design enables you to increase thickness by nesting layers instead of buying different and incompatible products; you can control energy hotspots by adding two or three nested layers.
804-342-2900; fax: 804-342-1107
Miranda Technologies DLG series
Configured as a basic logo inserter; gradually expands to include EAS insertion, input switching, AB mixing, still store, text insertion, audio storage and insertion, automation control, and full master control panel capability.
514-333-1772; fax: 514-333-9828;
Pinnacle Systems Cinewave HD
Delivers native 24-frame film editing from acquisition to distribution; features real-time compositing, filters, and image and motion control; complete system for uncompressed SD and HD content creation.
PROFESSIONAL DIGITAL A/V MIXER
Four sources can be switched and any two of them routed to the program buses; A/B program buses can be monitored at the A/B program outputs while the mixed picture is monitored at the preview output; compatible with a wide variety of video editing devices.
3-D DVE OPTION
Ross Video Squeeze & Tease 3-D
Addition to the Synergy digital production switcher; brings 3-D manipulation, perspective, sub-pixel motion and scaling to Squeeze & Tease's ability to fly any type of key.
613-652-4886; fax: 613-652-4425;
VIDEO CAPTURE CARD
AJA Video KONA:
Kona-SD is a 10-bit uncompressed SDI video capture and output card with QuickTime compatibility; Kona-HD is a high-definition video capture and output card; both capture and output video with one channel I/O; features a robust audio system with AES inputs for 6 ch asynchronous audio at 32-96 Khz.
530-274-2048; fax: 530-274-9442;
Compatible with PAL, NTSC and SECAM video signals; features include multimode or single-mode operation over one fiber, 7 MHz or 10 MHz video bandwidth, true DC restoration and flat frequency response.
858-450-0143; fax: 858-450-0155;
PESA Switching Systems Cougar wideband and Cougar combo
WIDEBAND 32×32 ROUTING SWITCHERS
PESA Switching Systems Cougar wideband and Cougar combo
Deliver 300 MHz wide bandwidth performance; preserves crisp, vivid images for the highest resolutions of RGB, RGBHV and HD applications; the Cougar wideband is housed in a 3RU, and the Cougar combo is housed in a 4RU chassis.
631-845-5020; fax: 631-845-5023;
PLUG-INS FOR IQ AND NEW GRAPHICS PRODUCTS
Quantel IQ plug-ins
Suite includes a total of 17 effects and transitions; sensible defaults allow straightforward effects and transitions to be quickly set up and executed; comprehensive parameter controls are available for precision tweaking and execution.
+44 1635 482 22; fax: +44 1635 815 815;
TRANSRATING AND STATISTICAL RE-MULTIPLEXING SOLUTION
Scientific-Atlanta Transis RateCompressor
Employes new Intellirate transrating technologies such as closed loop processing; can handle large bit-rate reductions; its Smartstart feature makes setup simple for operators; can be added easily to existing installation when transrating is required.
770-236-6190; fax: 770-236-6464;
Snell & Wilcox Archangel
MOTION-COMPENSATED VIDEO ARCHIVE PROCESSOR
Snell & Wilcox Archangel
Enhancements include an expanded filter set for the real-time restoration of film and video-based archives; uses Ph.c phase correlation technology, which allows the noise-reduction circuitry to differentiate between noise and motion within the footage.
+44 20 8917 4300; +44 20 8607 9466;
TANDBERG Television broadband solutions
Designed to deliver broadcast-quality TV, interactive and video-on-demand services over IP; products include ITTV delivery platform, ITTV portal and ITTV pilot, a cost-effective, packaged solution that provides operators with all they need to deliver video over the network in one package.
+44 23 80 84 197; fax: +44 23 80 484 330;
Thales Broadcast & Multimedia OPAL
Designed for high-speed Internet data broadcasting over any DVB-compliant network; dedicated to encapsulate Internet data into an MPEG-2 transport stream; supports Optimux, a technology that optimizes IP data insertion.
+33 1 34 90 31 00; fax: +33 1 34 90 30 00;
Switchcraft SWC MVP/SWC VAP
New line of mid-size video jacks, patchcords and patchbays.
773-792-2700; fax: 773-792-2129;
INTERNET-ENABLED AUDIO/VIDEO SERVERS
Panasonic IDVR-100 and IDVR-200
Both models are capable of playing approximately 30 minutes of MPEG-2 HD encoded video at the nominal 19 Mbits/s data rate from a single 7.4 GByte capacity DVD-R or DVD-RAM disk; can play back 24-frame and 60-frame progressive HD images plus stereo or optional 5.1 channel surround sound.
DV DESKTOP EDITING VTR
Delivers digital component video quality of more than 500 lines of resolution and a high S/N ratio of 50 db; records for more than two hours with full editing capabilities; features one-touch editing keys and versatile programmed editing functions, including assemble editing for up to 40 scenes and insert editing.
Thomson multimedia LDK 140
Thomson Multimedia LDK 140
Offers 22-bit digital signal processing capabilities; designed for camera operators who are challenged by a broad range of assignments requiring frequent adaptation to the requirements of diverse customers.
818-729-7700; fax: 818-729-7710;
Chyron Pro-Bel Sirius
Features built-in analog and digital signal conversion for video and audio; different formats can be mixed and matched within the same frames; supports up to 128×128.
631-845-2000; fax: 631-845-3888;
TELE ZOOM LENS
Thales Angenieux ENG Tele 26×7.8aif.hr
Combines the widest angle f7.8 mm to a 26x zoom ratio; focal range covers most applications from f7.8 mm to f203 mm, reaching f406 mm with the built-in range extender; features fast aperture of f/1.8.
+04 77 90 78 00; fax: +04 77 90 78 01
Anton/Bauer Propac 14
Extends runtimes of up to five hours on DVC format camcorders; does not require limiting when operating both a camera and on-camera ultralight up to 85 W.
203-929-1100; fax: 203-929-9935
Booths: L19507, L7203
Calrec Audio Sigma 100
Available in four processing/input configurations and three frame sizes; includes a variety of input and output interfaces; provides high levels of redundancy, with hot-swappable cards and panels; all channels include four-band EQ, separate filters and mix-minus outputs.
+44 1422 842159; fax: +44 1422 845244
PROGRAMMABLE SOURCE-ASSIGNMENT PANEL
Accessory to Clear-Com's party-line; main switching unit is an eight-channel by 24-station group assignment matrix; up to six RCS-2000s can be wired together; programmable via PC; offers remote controlled switching for medium to large systems.
510-496-6666; fax: 510-496-6699;
12-BIT COMPONENT DIGITIZER
Fortel DTV ADC-331
Generates three SDI outputs; input signals can be in RGB, Betacam, MII, SMPTE or EBU format; automatic scaling is controlled by front-panel selection of the input format; input luminance is accepted with or without setup.
770-806-0234; fax: 770-806-0244;
Hamlet Video Digi Scope
Provides the same high level of functionality and ease of integration but without the integral screen, displaying on any external monitor (SDI, component YUV or RGB, composite or SVGA) wherever the measurement display is required.
+44 1494 793 763; fax: +44 1494 791 283;
Harris UHF solid-state ATSC transmitter
Features 460 W or 900 W from a single compact cabinet; includes an FCC mask filter built-in for ease of installation; its real-time adaptive correction (RTAC) system provides continuous and automatic correction for linear distortions; uses a 320×240 pixel color touch screen.
IDX Technologies Endura
Allows two E-50 direct mount batteries to be stacked together on a camera back; fits directly onto new cameras that have the wedge style V-mount already built in; uses the lithium ion technology.
310-891-2800; fax: 310-891-3600;
Telex Communications BTR800
Features two intercom channels, stage announce with relay closure, wireless talkaround, 1440 frequencies and all metal beltpacks.
952-884-4051; fax: 952-884-0043;
WIRELESS CAMERA MODULE
Broadcast Microwave Services Carry-Coder
Module provides wireless digital transmission of audio and video signals; can be installed in a backpack or plugged directly into the back of most professional video cameras; also available in a package for helicopter applications.
800-669-9667; fax: 858-391-3049;
GLOBAL SATELLITE SYSTEM
Intelsat global satellite services
Broadcast services support satellite news gathering; special events, such as news, sports and entertainment; studio-to-studio; television broadcasting; and direct-to-home.
+44 208 899 6035; fax: +44 208 899 6194;
Editor offers variable frame rate support for Panasonic's AJ-HDC27V HD cinema camera; features 10-bit and eight-bit YUV and eight-bit RGB support; system supports all HD and SD formats, including 16:9 aspect ratios and 2k film resolution.
512-835-0400; fax: 512-835-0434;
AI (formerly Acrodyne Industries) Quantum QEXD1
Remote parameter monitoring available; alternative to going low power in NTSC or DTV; offers a budget-conscious version of high-power quantum in a single-cabinet, single-tube system.
410-568-2105; fax: 410-568-1546;
PARALLEL HD/SD DIGITAL DISK RECORDER
Work on projects for both HD and SD formats and DVD and Internet distribution; make edit decisions and preview work on SD equipment while producing HD material; HD VCRS and monitors can be used throughout the process.
757-548-2300; fax: 757-548-0019;
HIGH-CAPACITY TAPE STORAGE CABINET
Winsted Model T2802
Moves laterally on ADA-recognized anti-tip racks with a patent anti-tip bracket; five-cabinet system holds up to 2940 ¾-inch Umatic or 3500 large Betacam tapes in their cases; the individual shelves are adjustable on 1-1/2-inch increments.
952-944-9050; fax: 952-944-1546;
COMMUNITY BROADCAST FACILITY
Spectrasite Broadcast Group community broadcast facility
Allows multiple broadcasters to use a common transmission site in order to shorten project timelines and preserve capital; Spectrasite obtains the site, gets zoning approval, and builds and manages the facility.
360 Systems Digicart-E
New networkable audio recorder operates at 16 or 24 bits and at all sample rates; features a large LCD display; files are compatible with earlier Digicarts; editing tasks include trims, fades and level adjustments.
818-991-0360; fax: 818-994-1360;
Henry Engineering Micromixer
Four-input, two-output stereo mixer for line-level sources; balanced bridging inputs accept balanced and unbalanced sources; provides adjustment from off to +10 dB of gain.
626-355-3656; fax: 626-355-0077;
CAMERA INTERCONNECTION SYSTEM
LEMO USA 3K.93C
Hybrid fiber optic HD camera interconnection system that, by using fiber optics, allows transmission over longer distances and at higher levels of definition; has a compact design with two single-mode fiber contacts, two power contacts and two signal contacts.
707-578-8811; fax: 707-578-0869;
Sennheiser HMD series
Lightweight design; 102 dB SPL headphone monitoring system attenuates ambient noise by 32 dB; features a supercardioid microphone mounted on a flexible, acoustically isolated boom.
800-434-9190; fax: 860-434-1759;
MASTER CONTROL SYSTEM
Harris MC-PK DTV
Comparably priced to individual components that need to be integrated into a system; available in four basic models with a wide range of configurations and options; versions are available for either single-channel HD or single-channel HD/SD applications.
513-459-3400; fax: 513-701-5323;
Multiple-output blackburst, sync pulse and audio tone generator; six user-configurable BNC video/pulse outputs; sync signals may be set individually as composite sync, composite blanking, H drive or V drive; also features a separate buffer for each output.
949-489-0240; fax: 949-489-0242;
Miller Fluid Heads Sprinter
Features include dual, side-action Sprint-Loks, fully variable mid-level spreader, rapid setup transport clips, sprint-grip carry handle and reinforced 100 mm bowl.
973-857-8300; fax: 973-857-8188;
AUDIO PRODUCTION CONSOLE
Midas Broadcast 2000
Offers an eight-input pre-selector that is split into two halves; the first four inputs are set up for mic inputs, and the second set of four inputs are set up for line inputs.
+44 1562 741515; fax: +44 1562 745371;
LOW-DELAY MPEG-2 ENCODER
Standard Communications L1000
Features encoding delay of less than 100 ms in either 4:2:2 or 4:2:0 formats; dissipates less than 20 W of power on AC or battery operation; switchable between DVB-T or DVB-S modulation; suitable for SNG, ENG and action sports.
310-532-5300; fax: 310-532-0397;
TIME BASE CORRECTOR/VIDEO SYNCHRONIZER
Prime Image Model Digital 50 III
TBC/synchronizer includes full proc amp control on all inputs; features freeze control for either field or a frame, and full-time or selectable composite color bar generator.
408-867-6519; fax: 408-926-7294;
ASPECT RATIO CONVERTER
Dual standard (525/626) serial digital 270 Mbits/s aspect ratio converter supported in the Genesis platform; allows conversion from ratios such as 4:3, 14:9, 16:9, and 21:9 to 4:3, 14:9, 16:9, and 21:9, and will perform picture aspect ratio conversion on a video signal under GPI control or automatically.
800-231-9673; fax: 757-548-0019;
CONSTANT EFFICIENCY AMPLIFIER
Northrop Grumman Electron Devices L-4200 series
Next generation of high-power broadcast tubes for the UHF television industry; operates at peak powers up to 130 kW; offers a 50 percent improvement in efficiency compared with a standard IOT when operated in digital service.
570-326-3561; fax: 570-326-2903;
MAGNETIC MEDIA PRODUCTS
Maxell professional media magnet media products
Media family includes digital products such as Digital Betacam, Betacam SP, Betacam SX, DVCPRO, HDCam, D-5, D-2 and D-3.
201-794-5900; fax: 201-796-8790;
Seachange International Broadcast Mediaservers
Stand-alone video servers use RAID5 storage to scale to 490 hours of storage; handles 4:2:2/4:2:0 MPEG-2 and MPEG-1 media files.
978-897-0100; fax: 978-897-0132;
Fiber Options B780G
Designed to support RGB signals for projector and plasma display screens and XVGA (1600×1200) computer systems with resolution up to 2k by 2k pixels; features both BNC and HD-15 computer interface connectors.
631-567-8320; fax: 631-567-8322; www.fiberoptions.com
NONLINEAR EDITING SYSTEM
DVCPRO50/DVCPRO native nonlinear editing system with a dual, built-in 50 Mbits/s, 4:2:2 DVCPRO50/DVCPRO VTR; features the ability to load DVCPRO50 video at 2x real time; load DVCPRO video at 4x real time; also offers high-speed, lossless DVCPRO50/DVCPRO transfers to/from tape, direct recording to the timeline and an easy-to-use interface.
LONG-PLAY STUDIO VTR
Panasonic AJ-HD 1600 VTR
Records for up to 124 minutes on a single cassette; can play back all DV-based cassettes; offers eight 16-bit PCM audio channels to accommodate 5.1 surround sound plus stereo sound mixes.
OPTICAL NETWORK TESTER
Acterna Optical Network Management System (ONMS)
Offers operators significant commercial advantage through increased productivity, reduced network downtime and easier, faster network provisioning; monitors the physical and optical layers of the fiber network from a single, stand-alone remote test unit; Web-enabled.
301-353-1550; fax: 301-353-9080;www.acterna.com
Hamlet Video LCD Scope
Multiformat CRT replacement technology for monitoring composite, component, YC and SDI video, as well as analog and embedded audio.
+44 1494 793 763; fax: +44 1494 791 283; www.hamlet.com
KEYBOARD AND TRACKBALL COMBO
ERGO 2000 Stealth series S2-17
Requires the least amount of space of any 17-inch flat panel, keyboard and trackball combo; provides a large viewable area; the unit utilizes only a single 1RU space when closed.
714-992-0874; fax: 714-992-2131 www.ergo2000.com
BBC Technology broadcast applications
Commercial subsidiary of BBC shows visitors practical applications in A/D conversion, media asset management and interactive TV.
+44 208 6249468; www.bbctechnology.com
Solutions Custom Furnishings ready-to-assemble furniture
Accommodates dual under-bridge rack space; features two side-by-side variable-height rack space units; includes two-position folding desk leg to accommodate single- or multi-user seating.
562-906-9000; fax: 562-906-9100; www.marketec.com/solutions
PORTABLE DIGITAL AUDIO ANALYZER
Terrasonde digital audio toolbox
DSP-powered unit has four main sets of I/O connectors, two digital inputs, digital output and analog output, as well as word clock in and out and a serial port; supports AES, S/PDIF, TOSLINK and ADAT at bit depths of 24 bits and sample rates to 96 kHz.
303-545-5848; fax: 303-545-6066; www.terrasonde.com
UHF SOLID-STATE TRANSMITTER
Thales Broadcast & Multimedia Ultimate
Covers analog power from 500W to 60 kW and in digital from 125W to 15 kW rms; allows easy upgrade of transmitters from analog to digital changing the exciter.
413-569-0116; fax: 413-569-0679; www.thales-bm.com
Captures cinema-style, 24-frame progressive scanned images; equipped with three 1/3-inch progressive scan CCDs; offers a high sensitivity of f11 at 2000 lux.
Data Check Tuner Six Pack Model 26040
Built-in, cable-ready tuners; channels can be manually set or controlled through Data Check's proprietary software; visual alarms for loss of signal, video and/or audio; monitors up to 240 channels simultaneously; enables channel communication under password protection.
858-578-0101; fax: 858-578-9215 www.datacheck.com
Thales Angenieux Tele 26×7.8 AIF.HR
Combines the widest angle F7.8 mm to a 26x zoom ratio; focal range should cover most applications from F7.8 mm to F203 mm, reaching F406 mm with the built-in range extender; the f/1.8 will make this lens the fastest lens available today at equivalent focal lengths.
+04 77 90 78 00; fax: +04 77 90 78 01; www.angenieux.com
FIBER MANAGEMENT TRAYS
ADC Telecommunications FMT
Configurable slack storage tray offers bulk storage for up to 60 fibers and discrete slack storage for up to 16 fibers; the termination-only fiber management tray provides termination for 24 or 32 fibers in an all-front-access design; provides the flexibility and designs necessary for practically every application.
952-917-0306; fax: 952-917-0648; www.adc.com
16×9 DV Sunshade
4" × 4" sunshade designed for DV camcorders; facilitates professional filter effects, precision flair control and fine-tuning of lighting; system includes a full-sized rectangular shade, a housing for most DV lenses, a French flag, one rotating and one fixed 4×4 filterholder, plus a clamp adapter.
818-972-2839; fax: 818-972-2832; www.16x9inc.com
Aural exciter with optical big bottom features two independent channels; internal power supply; XLR and ¼-inch I/O connectors; updated circuitry for improved overall sound quality and user flexibility; able to restore the natural brightness, clarity and presence that is often lost during analog/digital conversions.
818-767-2929; fax: 818-767-2641; www.aphex.com
DIGITAL VIDEO PLAYER
Hard drive-based digital video player and a network appliance including a DVD drive for disconnected data management; designed for integration into global multimedia networks or disconnected locations, it facilitates dynamic MPEG and bitmap audiovisual presentations without the use of a personal computer.
615-256-6619; fax: 615-256-6593
ONLINE CHARACTER GENERATOR
Aston Aston Red
Combines purpose-built VLIW graphics processing power with PowerPC G4 technology to deliver an unprecedented level of speed and functionality to the broadcast user; exploits Aston's ViVid multi-processor architecture, providing high-speed rendering and huge animation capabilities while maintaining full compatibility with Aston's other CGs.
+44 1252 836221; fax: +44 1252 837923; www.aston.tv
HD MONITORING SOLUTION
Astro Systems DM-3000
Provides the ultimate HD monitoring solutions for field camera shot, studio monitoring and relay monitoring; supporting multiple HD formats including 1080i, 1080p24sf and 720p; provides portability and easiness of the monitoring; the video input interface is a module and you can swap between HD SDI and analog YPbPr.
818-848-7722; fax: 818-848-7799
TWISTED PAIR ROUTING SOLUTION
Combines a Category-5 transmitter/receiver set with a high-performance matrix switcher providing all the benefits of twisted-pair signal transmission with full crosspoint control signal routing; available in multiple A-V connector configurations and features special Level Optimization Circuitry providing high-quality signal transmission.
Avica Technology A500 FilmStore
Rugged server designed for motion picture delivery to a single Digital Cinema projector and supports content load-in from satellite, broadband or physical media; the A500's hardware is built for demanding commercial applications and offers redundant power supplies, RAID10 fully redundant disk array with hot swap spare, range of user interface control features, system monitoring and a tamper-resistant enclosure.
310-450-9090; fax: 310-450-5353
Omneon Video Networks networked content server
Maximizes transport of video over high-speed IP networks; channel density has been leveraged through additional interface ports; uses the Extended File System and multiple Directors (servers); configurations provide fault tolerant systems for redundancy.
408-585-5000; fax: 408-585-5099; www.omneon.com
Avid Technology NewsCutter XP
Integrates with linear acquisition systems; fits into any existing linear or nonlinear news production environment; when connected to Avid Unity for News, allows editors and reporters unlimited access to all media; links directly to Avid iNEWS so you can view rundowns, write scripts and drag-and-drop stories directly into the NewsCutter bin, eliminating retyping errors and streamlining the production process.
978-640-6789; fax: 978-640-1366; www.avid.com
MODULAR MEDIA SYSTEM
Axon Digital Design SYNAPSE
Cost-effective system with a continually expanding product range; features the high-density of the frames, flexible remote control capabilities and an Ethernet-based remote control system; the system is Internet-enabled and also provides the ability to get remote firmware updates through the Internet; does not require external fan units and does away with unpopular card dip switches.
+31 13 511 6666; +31 13 511 4151; www.axon.tv
AUDIO DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
Benchmark Media Systems System 1000
Offers over 15 different modules and four power supply options, numerous controllers and accessories; cost-effective mono, stereo and microphone pre-amp power DAs and router-switcher, mix and control modules.
315-437-6300; fax: 315-437-8119; www.benchmarkmedia.com
DIGITAL COMPONENT SWITCHER
Brick House Video VTB-1D
SDI 10-bit digital component switcher that is available as a portable stand-alone (12 V powered) or rack-mounted unit with separate remote panel; integrates all the necessary features for effective field and in-house vision mixing; the combination of portability, low power consumption and realistic pricing.
+44 23 8067 6026; fax: +44 23 8058 3426; www.brickhousevideo.com
MINIATURE BNC CONNECTOR
Trompeter Electronics 250
Allows for 40 percent greater connector density in a given area; designed for high-frequency digital applications; features 75 V impedance throughout the entire HD frequency range.
Broadcast Technology DTMD 1000
Designed to meet the needs of set-top box software houses and hardware manufacturers; optionally available with data rate monitoring on the incoming transport stream; null packets are added automatically when the data rate is below the correct rate, thus ensuring a corrected rate at the IF output; offers a 70 MHz IF output in addition to UHF output.
+44 1264 332 633; fax: +44 1264 334 509; www.btl.uk.com
INSTANT REPLAY CONTROL PANEL
BUF Technology Sport
Has an internal video server and consumes only eight square inches of console space and no rack space; comes complete with rear-panel connections for composite video, stereo audio, time code and reference video; menus allow easy adjustment of horizontal and subcarrier timing for connection to a composite switcher; can be installed and ready for use in minutes in a fully packed video truck, adding instant replay capability.
858-451-1350; fax: 858-451-6589; www.buftek.com
TRANSMITTER CONTROL SOFTWARE
Burk Technology AutoPilot 2
Designed to enable station engineers to monitor and control multiple Burk ARC-16s transmitter remote control systems; can monitor and control an unlimited number of transmission sites and record all activity; offers an intuitive interface and easy navigation; ARC-16s are easily configured with AutoPilot 2's step-by-step setup wizard; features scripting technology for automation and unattended control.
800-255-8090; fax: 978-486-0081; www.burk.com
Cartoni SPA P50
Lightweight portable system features a redesigned square column enhancing the extreme stability of the central post with an absolute lack of torsion, even when using high drags in pan movements; includes a safety system inside the pneumatic column to avoid any accident when removing the camera; special gauge prevents sudden uncontrolled extension making the column expand gently at no risk to the operator.
+39 06 4382002; fax: +39 06 43588293; www.cartoni.com
High-performance hybrid linear-nonlinear editing system; has frame-accurate edit control and EDL input/output capabilities; provides a smooth transition from linear editing to nonlinear editing while maintaining the functionality familiar to operators of professional broadcast and production equipment.
408-954-4500; fax: 408-954-4502; www.canopuscorp.com
Canon USA 19X
Features 30 percent faster zoom motor and Canon's exclusive Shuttle Shot technology, which allows operators to zoom back and forth instantly between two positions at the touch of a button.
SIGNAL MONITORING SYSTEM
Event logging stores signal problems in a database of log messages; flexible configuration allows each customer to decide which parameters to monitor; offers high-speed data connection via Ethernet; features video, audio and GPI signal interfaces.
AUDIO DISTRIBUTION AMPLIFIER
Burst Electronics ADA-4
Stereo in, four-output audio distribution amplifier with high-speed, monolithic operational amplifier technology; results in wide bandwidth, low noise and low distortion; all units contain internal regulated bipolar power supplies and are powered by external 12 V DC.
505-898-1455; fax: 505-898-0159; www.burstelectronics.com
Tron-Tek TOWER CAM
Designed as a cost-effective alternative to airborne video systems; features a ½-inch color video camera and a 1-inch format 16 to 160 mm lens; yields an overall zoom capacity of 32 to 320 mm; downlinked to the studio via S-band video link.
918-663-4877; fax: 918-664-0309; www.tron-tek.com
HIGH-DENSITY DIGITAL ROUTING SWITCHER
Utah Scientific Utah-400
Expands seamlessly from 64×64 to 1000×1000 and beyond; product line includes HD and SD digital video switchers and a digital audio switcher; all SD switchers are fully upgradable to HD operation by means of an I/O board exchange.
801-575-8801; fax: 801-537-3099; www.utahscientific.com
SOUND ISOLATION ROOMS
WhisperRoom sound isolation rooms
Portable rooms are available in 17 sizes and two levels of isolation; immediate shipping; standard features include door window, ventilation system(s), cable passages and acoustical foam; optional features include wall window, caster plate, ventilation silencing system(s) and SoundWave Deflection System.
423-585-5827; fax: 423-585-5831; www.whisperroom.com
Fast mix-minus system allows individual foldbacks to talent, anchors and technical crew; also features four auxiliary pre- or post-send controls for more foldback options; channel group muting feature lets users energize and de-energize banks of channels with the push of a single button for break/live transitions.
252-638-7000; fax: 252-635-4857; www.wheatstone.com
Multi-image display technology and image processing; modular, flexible multi-window display processors for large-scale audio-visual display applications in broadcast monitoring; 3RU frame that can accept a variety of two-channel cards to allow for input formats including NTSC/PAL, digital video and computer sources.
+3531 2808945; fax: +3531 2808956; www.zandar.com
HD ON-SCREEN MONITOR
Monitors and measures picture, waveform, vector and audio on a single high-resolution XGA monitor; adds 601 processing to the existing inputs, Ethernet connectivity, closed-caption monitoring, auto-detect of HD or SDI and expandability of up to 24 inputs.
610-327-2292; fax: 610-327-9295; www.videotek.com
Data multiplexing solution works with the DiviTrackXE system; video and data are multiplexed to optimize total available bandwidth; DataTrack option allows data to fully participate in the statistical multiplex; features scheduled data delivery with guaranteed average data rate; supports streaming and/or carouseled data.
408-542-2500; fax: 408-542-2511; www.harmonicinc.com
FIBER OPTIC TRANSMISSION SYSTEM
Communications Specialties Pure Digital Fiberlink 4040 Series
Offers all digital transmission of four independent audio channels over single-mode or multimode fiber; sturdy, compact and adjustment-free; may be installed in a wide range of professional A/V and broadcast applications; offers all the advantages of a digital system; features 20-20 kHz bandwidth and is compatible with all line-level audio sources.
631-273-0404; fax: 631-273-1638; www.commspecial.com
Combines Microsoft Windows 2000, SQL and Word into a powerful newsroom structure with easy point-and-click operation to provide quick access to scripts, wires, newscast rundowns and archives; requires Windows NT or 2000 workstations and network.
608-785-7766; fax: 608-784-5013; www.comprompter.com
Computer Prompting and Captioning CaptionMaker
Works in conjunction with captioning hardware and a time code reader in two easy steps; first, the software automatically retrieves the captions and timing information; second, the software reinserts the captions synchronized with the video as it is Webcast; CaptionMaker software is also capable of producing captions for Webcasts which have not been previously captioned; the software runs on Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XE.
301-738-8487; fax: 8488-TTY-8489; www.cpcweb.com
NONLINEAR/LINEAR HYBRID EDITING SYSTEM
Editware Fastrack VS
Specifically designed to interface with and control disk-based video servers, with the added benefit to control VTRs, mixers, switchers, character generators and other peripheral devices; true hybrid system; gives the editor flexibility and connectivity of a Windows platform, as well as the linear editing ability to utilize a video switcher, digital video effects device and audio mixer along with additional equipment such as VTRs in a nonlinear environment.
530-477-4300; fax: 530-477-4304; www.editware.com
SILICON STORAGE APPLIANCE
DataDirect Networks s2A 3000
Allows IT professionals to easily create highly scalable, simple-to-deploy and easy-to-manage storage area networks for broadcast, post and digital media facilities; based on the company's enterprise-class Silicon Storage Appliance technology.
STREAMING MEDIA SOFTWARE
Digigram NXC Suite
Enables rapid configuration and management of multi-zone audio installations using standard Ethernet; provides software tools for easy system design and monitoring, scheduling, playing pre-recorded content, and making live announcements using Digigram NXC networked audio terminals; automated and live events can be administered from virtually anywhere via TCP/IP.
703-875-9100; fax: 703-875-9161; www.digigram.com
FOR-A Corporation of America digiStorm
Turnkey 3-D on-air graphics solution that leverages the best-of-breed components of FOR-A's lines of real-time graphics and virtual studio systems; real-time, high-quality 3-D CG graphics animation for sports, weather, mapping and statistics box applications.
352-371-1505; fax: 352-378-5320; www.for-a.com
FOR-A Corporation of America digiWarp
2-D virtual set that can be operated by one person; backgrounds can be created from 2-D and 3-D computer graphics, photo library CD images or images taken from digital cameras; current users of digiWarp can upgrade to digiStorm for increased productivity, flexibility and 3-D camera movements.
352-371-1505; fax: 352-378-5320; www.for-a.com
WIDE-ANGLE ENG LENSES
Provides cost-effective, high-end program production; feature the widest focal length (6.3 mm) and highest magnification of 13x (82 mm focal length at telephoto end and 164 mm with a 2x extender) among all professional lenses; both lenses are designed for 2/3-inch cameras.
MODULAR FRAME SYSTEM
Videotek SQM Signal Quality Manager
Provides 24-hour signal quality monitoring concerns and real-time alarms with logging; multiple card and frame-based design with a variety of input cards to measure and analyze video and audio from multiple sources and instantly report any errors to a master control point.
610-327-2292; fax: 610-327-9295; www.videotek.com
Doremi Labs v1-u.hd
Designed as a drop-in replacement for any HD videotape recorder; uncompressed recording removes generation loss from the processing chain; provides higher resolution than tape-based solution at a lower cost.
818-562-1101; fax: 818-562-1109; www.doremilabs.com
Captures and plays out MPEG-2 data streams at the high data rates needed to verify and troubleshoot designs for high-performance consumer and professional video products and systems.
Telecast Fiber Systems Python Plus4
Format-independent digital distribution unit that transports four channels of serial digital video on a single optical fiber; capable of handling all standard digital formats from 19.4 Mbits/s up to uncompressed high-definition television at 1.5 Gbits/s; applications include studio-transmitter links, connections in and between production and post-production facilities, and SD/HD traffic between metropolitan switching centers.
508-754-4858; fax: 508-752-1520; www.telecast-fiber.com
CAMERA ROBOTICS CONTROL PANEL
Features a modular design that can be easily expanded and upgraded; the basic panel includes a high quality three-axis joystick for pan, tilt and zoom functions; these functions have speed select knobs to adjust for joystick sensitivity; options include camera ROP control, iris master black control, and a rocker switch for variable speed control of the Televator Elevating Pedestal or camera track left and right.
201-848-9818; fax: 201-848-9819; www.telemetricsinc.com
1 KW DAB COMBINER
Teracom Components 1 kW DAB combiner
Family of DAB combiners has established a record of proven service throughout Europe; these DAB requirements have met all the requirements of the Eureka 147 specification and individual broadcasters specifications; filters with up to eight sections in constant impedance or reflective configurations have been supplied for systems requiring stable group delay and rejection characteristics.
207-627-7474; fax: 207-627-7473; www.teracom-c.com
SD/HD NOISE REDUCTION PRODUCT
Incorporates advanced algorithms for grain removal, dirt concealment and noise reduction for SD and HD material; allows the user to work with either NTSC or PAL material, or HD 1080p 23-, 24- or 25-frame film-based material in the same platform; both the SD and HD modes will share the same user interface and control architecture; runs on the Teranex real-time digital video platform with a unique processor-per-pixel technology that yields compute power in the trillions of operations-per-second (TeraOps).
407-858-6000; fax: 407-858-6001; www.teranex.com
Leitch Integrator series
Routing switchers provide medium- to large-scale routing of most signal formats; modular design provides hot-swappable modules, optional redundant power supplies and logic cards; user can mix different signal formats in the same 4RU, 6RU or 8RU frame.
800-231-9673; fax: 757-548-0019; www.leitch.com
Modulation Sciences MSI 189
Provides simultaneous all-mode reception for SAP, stereo and monaural audio via balanced, line-level KLR connectors; features a stable synthesized tuner; uses dual antennas inputs; operating channel is selected by jumpers inside the receiver.
800-826-2603; fax: 732-302-2060; www.modsci.com
ParkerVision PVTV NEWS CR4000 system
Features advanced software that simplifies the user interface for single operator control; improves upon the Transition Macro timeline management and workflow processes of previous PVTV systems while expanding its automation functionality; capabilities of the CR4000 bolster the profile of the PVTV News line to provide true live production automation solution.
904-737-1367; fax: 904-731-0958; www.parkervision.com
SOLUTIONS ON DEMAND
SignaSys Solutions on Demand
Range of engineering, consulting, project management, design, installation and procurement services designed to fit the needs of network affiliates, independents and noncommercial stations looking for an inexpensive way to update their facilities; literally an “engineering department on call” by allowing TV stations to supplement their staff by adding SignaSys engineers and installers to complete projects.
408-998-8037; fax: 408-998-8064; www.signasys.com
Inscriber Technology AutoCG Max
Fills tagged data fields of Inscriber layouts with live data from popular news vendors; uses the CII message protocol for maximum connectivity to link compatible news vendors.
519-570-9111; fax: 519-570-9140; www.inscriber.com
HDTV ENABLED SET-TOP BOX
Pioneer New Media Voyager series
Offers viewers the ability to decode various HDTV formats and enjoy maximum picture quality from both analog television sources and HDTV broadcasts; features a built-in ATSC digital decoder with video outputs that can pass native 1080i signals or downconvert those signals based on display limitations.
818-295-6656; fax: 818-295-6658; www.pioneerelectronics.com
For users whose current needs are met with SDI bandwidth the Q256 is cost-effective, without carrying the overhead of HD I/O components; newly released HD input and output modules extend the versatility of the system; packs a 256×256 matrix into only 16RU, including redundant power supplies, redundant controllers, and input and expansion capabilities.
888-638-8745; fax: 530-839-2207; www.quartzus.com
ARRI ARRIFLEX 435 Advanced
Offers comprehensive accessories and new interfaces for applications including motion control to in-camera effects with speed ramps; features an electronically adjustable mirror shutter; new minimum frame rate has been reduced to 0.1 fps.
845-353-1400; fax: 845-425-1250; www.arri.com
DIGITAL MEDIA SERVICES
AT&T digital media services
Help broadcasters to create, manage and deliver content; offers include both broadcast content management and distribution, as well as streaming media for the Web; single-source storage, hosting and content collection/distribution networking.
Radamec Scenario XR
Gives producers real studio image quality and ease-of-use in one package; renders sets in real time including reflections of live inserted elements; running under the Windows NT operating system, Scenario XR imports 3-D set designs from industry standard packages and uses Radamec's new 436VR camera sensor head and lens encoders to provide accurate camera position information.
877-RADAMEC; fax: 732-846-0544; www.RadamecBroadcast.com
MULTICHANNEL AUDIO TOOL
Dolby Laboratories DP570
Accepts up to eight audio channels configured as four pairs and, regardless of their original order, outputs them in the SMPTE-recommended order using a built-in router.
415-558-0200; fax: 415-863-1373; www.dolby.com
HD DISK RECORDER
HD disk recorder allows users to record longitudinal time code with the original material; users may choose whether to preserve discontinuities or replace them with internally generated time code.
650-328-3818; fax: 650-327-2511
Folsom Research SmartVIEW
Computer-to-video downconverter automatically locks to interlaced and non-interlaced computer sources up to 1600x1280 and converts video to NTSC or PAL composite, S-video (Y/C), Betacam and RGB output.
916-859-2505; fax: 916-859-2515
Available in either DVCPRO25/50 Mbits/s or IMX 50 Mbits/s MPEG formats; capacities range from 12 hours to 244 hours; 6RU chassis; provides streaming of broadcast-quality video; any of the AirSPACE capacities and I/O configurations can be upgraded at any time.
978-640-6789; fax: 978-640-1366 www.avid.com
Evertz X1200 series
Twelve-input video routers for 270, 360 and 540 Mbits/s standard-definition, serial digital signals and 1.5 Gbits/s HD serial digital signals; available in video-only or video with AES versions.
905-335-3700; fax: 905-335-3573
Scopus Network Technologies SI-3050
Powerful, yet easy-to-use, PSI/SI generation, editing and injection software application for broadcast headend systems; based on a client/server architecture, it provides a graphical user interface for all DVB-SI and MPEG-2 PSI tables, as well as EPG generation.
Rohde & Schwarz EFA 93
New analog NTSC System M demodulation for the EFA family of receivers/demodulators; it can be added to the successful Digital EFA-53 (8-VSB) to give the terrestrial broadcaster a dual-format precision demodulator with a full suite of measurements; allows the addition of a QAM demodulator for U.S. cable compliant to ITU-J83.b specifications, creating one receiver/demodulator that covers all three broadcast/cable modulation formats.
410-910-7832; fax: 410-910-7801; www.rsa.rohde-schwarz.com
SGI Media Server
Completely integrated solution for serving video, audio and data that is based on open video, data networking, file transfer format and storage technology; the high throughput of the server facilitates simultaneous ingest, data network-based file transfers to the server, and playout to air of multiple video channels; solution for centralcasting architectures that require acquisition, commercial insertion spot playback and facilities distribution.
DIGITAL BROADCAST CONSOLE
Solid State Logic Aysis Air Plus ‘SC’
Designed specifically for the daily broadcast tasks of owned and operated stations, affiliates and other broadcasters looking for a smooth, cost-effective transition to digital broadcast; has built-in redundancy and security features such as hot-swappable faders and is capable of expansion as station challenges grow; comprehensive reset capabilities allow greater capacity and thus studio efficiency.
+44 186 584 2300; fax: +44 186 585 2212; www.solid-state-logic.com