As a guide to the new technology being shown at this year's IBC exhibition, the Broadcast Engineering — World Edition staff has compiled a roundup below of some of the products that are not to be missed while perusing the floors of the RAI Centre. Look for more IBC product coverage in our September IBC Special Report.
MODULAR CONTROL SYSTEM
Thomson Grass Valley Newton
Enables fast, multi-knob, Ethernet-based access to Grass Valley modular products; provides operator-controlled separate, system-level configuration tasks; modular products can be group by function regardless of their physical locations.
+33 1 34 20 70 00
DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT
ARKEMEDIA ARKEMEDIA v2.3
Suite of software modules covering all areas of digital media workflow — ingest, management, manipulation and delivery with full machine control; software architecture is scalable, flexible and secure.
+44 125 686 9200; www.arkemedia.com
NONLINEAR EDITING SYSTEM
Pinnacle Systems CinéWave
Delivers real-time, online, offline, film and audio capability for Apple Final Cut Pro 4; supports SD and HD formats; features new film editing modes, and HD/SD proxy support in DV or PhotoJPEG.
+49 531 2183 0; www.pinnaclesys.com
Operates as a standalone system or networked to any major automated newsroom system; includes MOS software; operates in any language supported by Windows and Unicode.
+44 207 538 1427
Miranda Technologies Clip-On
Brings clip playout capability to the Oxtel Series Imagestore 2 automated master control and channel branding systems; provides 12 hours of clip storage for moving backgrounds for character generator graphics, as well as full frame interstitials and clip overlays.
+44 1491 820 000; www.miranda.com
HD NONLINEAR EDITING SYSTEM
Features an open Windows environment, AAF offline-to-online workflow and 16-bit image quality; Resolution Co-existence allows 1080/24p, SD and low res avi in the same timeline; offers Henry and Paintbox effects and compositing capabilities.
+44 1635 48222; www.quantel.com
OmniBus Systems TX>Play
Provides an end-to-end solution from ingest, through media and schedule management, to schedule delivery and integration with business information systems.
+44 8705 004 300; www.omnibus.tv
DTV SECURITY SERVICE PLATFORM
Thales Broadcast & Multimedia ThalesCrypt
Includes a full range of receivers/descramblers to adapt itself to a wide range of environments; tailored for small to medium networks; scalable from one to 10,000 reception sites.
+33 1 3490 3100; www.thales-bm.com
1RU LOUDSPEAKER MONITORING UNIT
Television Systems Ltd (TSL)
Powered using two 15W internal amplifiers with an internal mains PSU; features one analog stereo input with power LED and volume control.
+44 1628 687 200
Snell & Wilcox SwitchPack
Offers a choice of four, eight and 16 inputs; designed for live broadcast and post-production environments; has a 1RU chassis.
+44 20 8917 4330; www.snellwilcox.com
Offers 101x magnification; ideal for shooting widescreen 16:9 HD as well as 4:3 SD images; includes Fujinon's built-in OS-Tech optical stabilization system.
+49 2154 924 0; www.fujinon.de
Irdeto Access CypherCast for IPTV
Features real-time encryption; session-based encryption, including limited-life keys and encryption of individual VOD sessions; and a secure client architecture.
+31 23 556 27 70; www.irdetoaccess.com
Encoda Systems D-Series
Is expandable from a single channel to 1000 on-air channels; provides functionality for playout, automatic caching and system-wide alarm management.
+44 1256 707359; www.encodasystems.com
Thomson Grass Valley Acappella
16×4 matrix; supports SD, HD and analog video as well as AES digital and analog audio in single format and a variety of dual-format configurations.
+33 1 34 20 70 00; www.thomsongrassvalley.com
Omneon Video Networks MEDIASTORE MSC4400
In a 1RU chassis, the unit can hold four disk drives in 2+1+1 or 3+1 array configurations; designed for customers planning smaller installations and remote playout servers.
+44 1256 884 450; www.omneon.com
MODULAR ROUTING SWITCHER
Supports HDTV, SDI, analog, audio, PAL and NTSC; features clean switching of SDI and HD video, quiet switching of AES/EBU signals, and signal diagnosis capabilities.
+44 1344 446 000; www.leitch.com
MULTIFORM PATTERN GENERATOR
Leader Electronics LT-447
Provides analog component and composite signal outputs in 29 DTV signal formats conforming to ISDB/ATSC/DVB standards; test patterns generated include characters, circle, color bars, crosshatch, greyscale and 16:9/4:3 monoscope.
+31 40 2 645 345; www.elquip.com
DIGITAL MIXING SYSTEM
Euphonix System 5-B
Allows for up to 96 channels using a single DSP mixer core; includes a dedicated mix minus bus with single-button press mix minus outputs and talkback from each channel.
+44 20 7267 1226; www.euphonix.com
1RU MPEG-2 DVB ENCODER
Scopus Network Technologies E-1200
Allows forward and backward complexity estimation and threshold correction; optimizes the encoding process, in particular at low bit rates.
+972 3 9007777; www.scopus.net
MASTER CONTROL SWITCHER
Chyron TX 500
Half the size of the TX 400; offers enhanced audio features, including optional manual faders; Ethernet capability allows many control panels to many mixers.
+44 1189 866 123; www.chyron.com
HD VISION MIXER
Features dual input synchronization; enables 10-bit mixing of A and B inputs with programmable mix times and automatic or manual transitions.
+44 1923 256 000; www.eyeheight.com
DIGITAL VIDEO DISK RECORDER
ON-AIR Systems ON-AIR VDR
Designed for multichannel capture and playback; features include remote VTR and DDR serial control, virtual tape emulation, playlist management, and the ability to record and play simultaneously.
+44 20 7663 3663
Enables an end-to-end wireless broadcast operation, including footage being filmed with wireless cameras; footage is then transmitted via fully equipped digital ENG vans in the field, received at a central receive site and delivered back to the main studio using terrestrial, telco or satellite links.
+44 23 8048 4000; www.tandbergtv.com
DIGITAL ROUTING SWITCHER
Now offers 10-bit SDI to analog conversion, HD to SD downconversion capability via optional output cards, and/or dual outputs for HD, SD or analog video.
Dalet DaletPlus News Suite
Allows journalists to browse incoming wire feeds, write stories, edit audio and video, and build rundowns — all from their desktops.
+49 89 158 1550; www.dalet.com
Thomson Grass Valley LDK 500
First 14-bit SD camera; features a completely new digital architecture to provide the highest possible image quality and unmatched video processing; includes a freeze-frame feature.
+33 1 34 20 70 00; www.thomsongrassvalley.com
Axon Digital Design AR5128
128×128 system supports all current digital and analog formats; can mix and match formats in blocks of 16 inputs and 16 outputs.
+44 118 973 8920; www.axon.tv
Harris Harris Resource Suite
Offers digital media ingest, which eliminates the need to re-keystroke metadata embedded in digital files delivered by digital delivery services directly to a server.
Note: Stand numbers are provided by IBC and are current as of press time. Every effort has been made by Broadcast Engineering — World Edition to ensure the accuracy of the listings.