IBC Product Source
Headed to Amsterdam for IBC? Even with five days, you’ll be hard-pressed to cover all the sessions and the convention exhibition show floor. However, to help readers get a head start, the editors of Broadcast Engineering have sifted through hundreds of product announcements in order to highlight some of the offerings you’ll see at the show. Based on the number of news releases we’ve already received, you can expect to find thousands of new products on display from more than 1300 exhibitors. Whatever’s on your shopping list, we’ve got it covered.
If you’re not going to Amsterdam, be sure to follow the show from our website at www.broadcastengineering.com. Our Video Network lets you catch all the action and see the latest technology and demonstrations of the hottest new products. We’ll also be featuring interviews with some key figures in the broadcast industry.
Now, read on for some of the new products you’ll find at IBC2012. We hope to see you there!
David Austerberry, Editor
Dual-input SDI audio monitor
Provides high-performance monitoring of embedded audio in two 3G/HD or SD-SDI streams; 1RU system de-embeds and provides metering and monitoring of any or all of the 16 audio channels in the selected 3G/HD or SD-SDI stream; designed to offer intuitive operation and clear display levels, as well as other critical information using bright, 2.4in LED-backlit LCD displays; enables one-touch monitoring and summing of any selected pair(s) to built-in speakers, headphones or XLR-balanced analog outputs.
Frame synchronizer and format converter
AJA Video Systems FS2
Delivers dual-channel conversion and frame synchronizing power and flexibility in a 1RU space; with two independent video and audio processors, the unit can do the work of two separate devices or combine both processors together for maximum flexibility; features comprehensive analog and digital I/O to integrate into any workflow and allow multiple output types of any signal.
Mosart Medialab Multi-Studio Solution
Software package for the larger multi-studio broadcasters; consists of Mosart Media Router and Mosart Template Sharing; scarce resources such as video server ports and graphics engines can be shared for optimal use of infrastructure; workflow is optimized through template sharing and automated template database, making it possible for journalists to call templates from the Newsroom Computer System.
Apantac TAHOMA MiniQ
Accepts and auto-detects composite, SD, HD and 3G-SDI signals; supports DVI/HDMI and SDI outputs; displays embedded audio meters; supports the TSL protocol over IP and serial; can be used as a standalone quad-split multiviewer or expanded to a full system where up to eight hot-swappable TAHOMA-Mini-Q modules can be combined in a 3RU rack frame with hot-swappable redundant power supplies.
Evertz 7812UDX series
The 7812UDX-HD and 7812UDX-AES-HD are broadcast-quality up/down/crossconverters that convert between common SD/SMPTE ST 259 and HD/SMPTE ST 292-1 video signals; 7812UDX-3G and 7812UDX-AES8-3G add support for common 3G/SMPTE ST 424 video signals; these modules support frame synchronization and external genlock inputs (card and frame reference) for video timing adjustments; incorporates Mosquito Noise Reduction and Block Artifact Reduction in addition to motion adaptive spatial-temporal noise reduction.
Grass Valley Trinix NXT
Latest enhancements include on-screen mouse and cursor functionality to expand individual tiles to full screen, powerful signal monitoring, status, alarming functions, and the ability to import and export configurations for predetermined screen layouts; each multiviewer board includes 32 scalars, with all inputs and outputs on each board supporting all video standards from 480i to 1080p.
LYNX Technik yellowbrik ORX 1900
The fiber to L-Band receiver accepts and restores RF signals from a single-mode fiber; accepts wide range of optical inputs from 1270nm to 1610nm; includes two RF outputs for signal distribution or monitoring; supports L-Band ranges from 700MHz to 2300MHz; used with OTX 1910 transmitter, makes robust, cost-effective RF delivery system for distances up to 10km.
Cross-media scheduling, workflow software
Software manages and optimizes cross-media broadcasting, scheduling and content lifecycle processes; designed for broadcasters, telcos, platform operators and on-demand service providers; streamlines current process but will also grow along with the operator’s most ambitious plans; allows operators to easily launch new channels or set up additional on-demand, cost-effective services, while optimizing workflow and infrastructure.
Audio control surface
Latest control surface for WheatNet-IP audio-over-IP Intelligent Network; low-proﬁle, tabletop IP control surface that has the feel of a traditional board with Wheatstone AoIP routing; can assign any source to any fader; able to hot-swap individual modules without powering down; control surface can be operated from anywhere in the network.
Vislink Advent Mantis MSAT
Portable tri-band satellite antenna system is designed for ease of use and rapid deployment; weighs 12.5kg; can easily be carried by one person; integrated design means that set-up takes only minutes from arrival to satellite acquisition, making it ideal for rapid deployment field applications; comes with either a 65cm or 90cm reflector as standard and can be configured to be used in Ka, Ku and X bands; power is supplied either from mains outlets or 12VDC to 36VDC supplies.
Designed to provide superior mask filter performance at an affordable price; cross coupling creates steep rejection skirts; the high-Q cavities provide low passband insertion loss in a compact design.
Sports replay server
Provides up to eight I/O channels of high-quality ingest in multiple video formats, with synchronized slow-motion replay and powerful yet simple editing tools; the replay server facilitates file sharing between multiple servers, as well as instant file export to Avid, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere and other NLEs via standard Ethernet; new features include enhanced events tagging, as well as support for Avid’s DNxHD codec and cyclic recording.
Cobalt Digital 9392
Includes a 3 x 4 SDI-output cross-point, with SDI out A (channel A), SDI out B (channel B) or reclocked SDI in A routable to up to four SDI outputs; the 3G/HD/SD-SDI-compatible unit allows individual RS-485 LTC inputs to be burned onto two independent SDI video streams, and up to 16 characters of static text onto program video; setup and operation are easily achieved via software control GUI and the OGCP-9000 remote control panel; timecode burn-in and text can be sized and positioned anywhere in the active video area using easy-to-use positioning controls.
Media asset management
Harris Invenio Motion 4
Integrates multiple functions to track, manage and execute workflow activities, along with the unique capability to quantify the value of how every task correlates across the workflow; allows users to add, configure and manage devices, as well as track projects from inception to completion; consolidates multiple asset management tasks within its engine, bringing together many transcoding and storage options.
Camera uplink system
Next-generation, integrated live-camera solution uses LU40i video uplink device and new Panasonic AJ-HPX600 P2 camcorder; complete transmission system provides high-quality video feed with simple remote operation.
Transmission audio loudness manager
Linear Acoustic AERO.lite
Two-channel (stereo) transmission audio loudness manager is designed to represent a compact, budget-friendly solution to loudness problems; can extract audio from any supplied SDI pair as well as from the AES and analog inputs; audio is processed with the AEROMAX processing engine and is available at the AES, analog or SDI output with the ability to re-embed the signal into any or all SDI pairs; a bright OLED display, front-panel headphone jack, and GPI/O alarms and controls are all standard.
PCIe 2.0 SATA card
Sonnet Technologies Tempo SSD Pro
Rather than connecting cables and mounting the SSDs elsewhere, the user simply slides one or two solid-state drives onto the Tempo SSDs connectors, which secures the SSDs to the Sonnet card with supplied screws; users can purchase 2.5in SSDs based on the performance and capacities best suited to their current needs; the plug-and-play device features dual 6Gb/s SATA controllers; supports read speeds up to 930MB/s.
JPEG 2000 encoder/decoder
Opticomm-Emcore NVE-1-3G, NVD-1-3G
Designed to simplify the transmission of high-quality 3G HD, HD-SDI and SDI video with embedded audio over and IP network; has extremely low latency; NVE-1-3G encoder accepts an HD video signal, slightly compresses the signal and transmits via an IP networks; the NVD-1-3G decoder receives the IP stream, decompresses it and outputs the original HD signal for distribution and display; JPEG 2000 compression allows considerable reduction of the data rate in the network without visible loss of quality.
P2 solid-state recording media
Panasonic F series
Includes support of recording up to AVC-Intra Class 200 of the AVC-ULTRA codec family; available in 64GB, 32GB and 16GB P2 cards; supports all currently available codecs from existing P2 cameras and recorders, including AVC-Intra 100/50, as well as DVCPRO-HD/50/25; F series P2 cards offer fast transfer speeds (up to 1.2Gb/s); F series P2 media contain a flash memory error correction system, equivalent to a RAID system, to strengthen data retention reliability.
Media workflow application
Grass Valley STRATUS
Provides the power and flexibility of a service-oriented architecture for media creation and management in production environments; allows operators to easily and regularly add new software components to preserve customers’ investments and help them leverage and upgrade to advanced content creation tools quickly and easily; latest version includes archive, conform and metadata management enhancements; this functionality — when combined with ENPS, Octopus or iNEWS newsroom computer systems — permits users to access all STRATUS tools within the NRCS.
Control panels for UTAH-400 routing swithcers
Utah Scientific UCP-LC
Menu-based router control panels feature high-resolution, full-color LCD displays and buttons, offering a new level of user-friendly operation for today’s increasingly complex routing systems; panels offer 16 or 32 buttons in a compact 1RU package and a 3RU panel with touch-screen LCD displays; all of the new panels are based on a completely new user-definable menu system that provides an open platform for defining all panel functions on a panel-by-panel basis.
Sencore MRD 5800
Decodes any of the high-quality video feeds required in today’s demanding contribution environment, including 4:2:2 H.264 or MPEG-2 video, at either 8- or 10-bit depth; also decodes and outputs full HD 1080p60 video as 3G-SDI, giving operators confidence that their system will be futureproof; offers up to eight PIDs of audio decoding to deal with the multichannel, multilanguage environment of live event coverage.
Fiber installation accessories
Riedel Communications Smart Rack Suite
Range of accessories is designed to solve everyday issues in fiber installations; consists of WDM and CWDM multiplexers and de-multiplexers, as well as RF-over-fiber converters and patch modules for Neutrik opticalCON cables; foundation of the suite is the SR-1 module carrier system, a 1RU universal housing offering space for four 4.75in sized modules, two 9.5in sized modules are any combination thereof.
Guntermann & Drunck DVICenter DP64
Features 64 dynamic ports; ready to be tailored to individual needs; can be combined and cascaded, allowing it to fit and expand in the future to any sized installation through an infinite number of versatile modules; uses integrated Dynamic Port technology to provide complete flexibility in connecting either a computer or a user console to each port; this allows multiple computers and platforms to be controlled by teams of users simultaneously.
Multi-rate video legalizer
SD-SDI/HD-SDI video gamut legalizer offers full support for 1080p50 and 1080p60 HD production and transmission formats; enables video legalization parameters to be corrected automatically, ensuring full compliance with industry-agreed regulations for broadcast signal delivery; single-touch presets allow fast configuration to EBU-R103, 7.5 IRE pedestal or 0 IRE pedestal.
Vertical dipole broadcast antenna
Alan Dick Broadcast ADB-VP
Broadband FM side-mount antenna features a Balun-fed vertical dipole, power divider, coaxial feed lines and symmetrical band bass; the antenna is constructed of stainless steel with a brass inner conductor; all associated brackets and hardware are made of galvanized steel; the unit is completely assembled full size and factory-tuned on an electrically similar tower structure to ensure proper impedance match and low VSWR.
Logging and monitoring system
Volicon Observer Scout
Low-cost enterprise-grade A/V monitoring, logging and troubleshooting system allows broadcasters and networks to perform proactive content-based monitoring; new loudness monitoring module allows users to handle loudness complaint issues quickly and efficiently, while troubleshooting loudness issues as they arise; offers BS-1770-2-, EBU R128- and ATSC A/85-compliant loudness monitoring.
Content management application
Ross Video Inception
Provides a professional suite of tools to create, schedule, broadcast and manage media content in and out of newsrooms and promotions departments; operates from Web or mobile applications to publish news and promotional content to popular social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Brightcove; pulls Tweets and Facebook posts to on-air graphics system; allows these feeds to be moderated, filters black-listed words, and routes to on-air graphics channels for tickers and audience participation.
Media asset management system for organizations with an archive or productions to manage; with scalable and open architecture, offers an affordable system to digitize tape-based archives and production workflows; with advanced logging and metadata accumulation over the entire lifecycle of the media assets, these become easily searchable and reusable; enables local and remote real-time collaboration allowing loggers, story and video editors to work on video material in real time even while it is still being ingested.
Digital wireless intercom
Clear-Com Tempest 2400
Features new seamless roaming capability; most applicable in large mixed facilities separated by sizable distances, such as campus buildings, multistudio environments and outdoor venues; uses narrowband signal that changes frequencies to burn through RF noise and interference; does not compete with signals from other 2.4GHz wireless devices.
Video delivery analytics software
Broadpeak BkA100 Video Delivery Analytics
Improves an operator’s system management and quality of service by providing meaningful data to the entire organization in a variety of formats; new features include a logged response time from various modules in the network (e.g., front office, cable resource manager, etc.), an increased number of dashboards, including map views and personalized user profiles; harnessing the new user profile functionality, a content provider can access customized statistics, maximizing video delivery analytics for operatorCDN applications.
Broadcast satellite modulator
Built on an IP architecture designed to support multi-service applications, including a range of satellite receivers and set-top boxes; built to comply with new DVB-S2 standard extensions and RF Carrier ID counter measures.
Snell Morpheus V3.0
New user interfaces make Morpheus easier to use and allow a single operator to monitor the highest number of playout channels; features full virtual machine support that facilitates lower space and power requirements while improving system resilience; includes new second-screen capabilities, such as enhanced e-commerce functionality with comprehensive user transaction and purchase models, and other tools that empower broadcasters to monetize their assets via second-screen applications.
Harmonic ProMedia Xpress
Uses Harmonic’s H.264 codec technology to deliver excellent video quality without impeding transcoding speeds; improves video workflows, enabling content owners and service providers to deliver a significant increase in content hours while adhering to processing timetables and video quality targets; facilitates cost-effective, faster-than-real-time transcoding of broadcast-quality content for multiscreen VOD delivery to mobile devices, PCs and connected TVs.
Crane encoded system
Egripment Virtual Reality
Fully-encoded package for virtual studios or augmented reality is now available for several Egripment cranes, including TDT system and 305/306 remote heads, as well as optional encoders for use on track dollies; can be used in combination with the following tested and certified rendering engines: VIZRT, ORAD, Brainstorm and Ventuz; additional vendors can easily be implemented.
Portable field monitoring
Hamlet Precision HDW7
Small, lightweight enclosure houses a 7in in-plane switching screen, offering vivid, clear pictures and a stable response time; displays consistent and accurate color from all viewing angles; adjustable clip level, under and over luminance and false color capability are enhanced further by the built-in clear and absolute waveform, RGB and vector traces; has an HDMI input, complemented by a 3G, HD, SD-SDI input and loop and headphone audio output.
Ensemble Designs Avenue Layering Engine
Multilayer keyer and mix effect with iPad control is designed for use in master control, flypack and truck applications; keys and background transitions can all be controlled from an iPad, providing a new flexibility in where and how shows and events are switched; key position and drop shadow can be repositioned on the fly with the iPad and then checked on the preview output before going to air; inputs can be driven by SDI signals from cameras, remote feeds, character generators, graphic and stillstore systems, and video servers; supports the full range of SDI signals from SD to HD and 3G formats.
Features eight recording/playback channels in loop mode, multi-codec native support and embedded high/low-res media management to get the most out of any recorded frame at the highest speed and reliability; the new platform also features six nonstop 3Gb/s feed ingest and playout channel capabilities for live and near-live 3-D or 3G production operations.
IPTV management platform
Allows operators to deliver and monitor feature-rich, revenue-generating IPTV applications; leveraging an intuitive, standards-based interface, can be integrated into Microsoft Mediaroom IPTY ecosystem; applications can be customized according to region, device type and language.
CWDM multiplexing system
Transports up to six HD-SDI signals on as many as six or as few as one single-mode fiber, enabling end users to transmit multiple high-bandwidth signals easily in the harshest operating environments; designed for OB, fixed facility link, cross-campus network and centralized control room applications; the systems optimize transmission anywhere SDI signals need to be trunked, offering users a compact, cost-effective, multichannel system for extending SDI transport; leveraging HD-6000-ONE, users can input up to six digital signals with data rates of up to 3Gb/s.
HD-SDI scan converter
Matrox Convert DVI Plus
Lets broadcasters easily and economically incorporate content from computers and iPad and iPhone devices into news programs; ideal for creating broadcast-quality video from computer applications such as Skype, YouTube, Google Earth and FaceTime, as well as video games and web browser sessions, running on Mac computers or PCs.
Pan and tilt head
Shotoku Broadcast Systems SG900
Ideal for outside broadcast, studio and portable cameras with teleprompters; supports 90kg; features smooth operation, single knob balance adjustment and robust construction in an ergonomic design; incorporates VISCAM technology to control pan-and-tilt speed without vibration or shake, as well as REULAUX perfect balance system for maintaining the camera’s center of gravity.
Compact SDI rack monitoring system
Blackmagic Design SmartView Duo
Ideal for post production, broadcast or live events; features two 8in LCD screens that can be remotely adjusted via Ethernet; includes tally; supports multiple SDI video standards, including SD, HD and 3Gb/s SDI formats; supports advanced video formats like 1080p HD and 2K SDI; can be mounted anywhere in equipment racks; rotates completely upside down for optimum viewing angle.
Ghielmetti dual audio router
Features a cross rail input that can be switched transparently to multiple outputs; up to 10 nodes can be connected simultaneously; control via USB interface 1.1; options can be customized for specific needs in ranges; switching power: 10W inputs and outputs via screw terminal connectivity.
Multi-display management system
Harris HView SX Pro
High-density, scalable multi-display management system for live production, outside broadcast and other control room environments requiring video and audio processing; reduces space and power requirements as well as complexity while offering high-quality pictures and intelligent, flexible control options; its high-density design accommodates more sources and outputs in few rack units to reduce system and installation costs; can be used as a standalone solution or integrated within Harris Platinum routers.
Avitech International Rainier 3G
Allows users to monitor up to eight HD 3G/1.5G/SD-SDI/CVBS sources through a single unit; features a built-in 8 x 8 crosspoint to efficiently manage multiple inputs over two outputs; six Rainier 3G models can be cascaded together to display up to 48 HD/SD-SDI inputs.
Espial TV Browser
HTML5- and webkit-based system is designed to support browsing requirements of current and future Smart TVs, set-top boxes, media streamers and connected devices; easily ported across devices; offers latest and most-advanced W3C Web standards available; supports HbbTV, Adobe Flash, and full HTML5 video support for YouTube, BBC iPlayer and other Web-based media aggregators.
Independently measures and monitors DVB-T2 PLP figures such as modulation parameters, IQ constellation diagram and transmission errors; supports per-PLP IQ constellation displays, high level of MER measurement, and output MPEG-TS over IP streaming; new software version of the probe will provide users with two new essential features: per carrier MER measurement and SFN drift monitoring.
Haivision KulaByte 4.0
Live, software-based, Internet encoder/transcoder for adaptive bit rate streaming; is now on Linux, bringing a 30-percent performance improvement; features a new user interface and a 40-percent cost reduction when deployed in cloud computing environments such as Amazon’s EC2; matches high HD quality with transport technologies designed to maximize streams delivered to the Internet; these technologies include constant bit rate, Dynamic Stream Shaping and Micro-Chunking, assuring optimal and dyamic use of available uplink bandwidth.
NUGEN Audio VisLM
Features detailed, objective loudness measurement, history and logging facilities; provides an easy-to-use ITU-, ATSC- and EBU-standard-compliant way to measure, compare and contrast loudness during production, broadcast and post production, on the fly or for entire sections of audio; offers true-peak level metering (inter-sample accurate level monitoring), loudness range (to help decide if and how much dynamic compression to apply), momentary instantaneous loudness for mixing by ear, short-term loudness (three-second time window) and program loudness (long-term integrated loudness measurement).
Systems integration services
ATG Broadcast Systems integration services
Encompass the full range of systems planning, design, installation, commissioning and post-installation support services; recent projects include an insert studio at the London offices of a U.S.-based global financial services corporation, a networked ENPS newsroom for South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and playout facilities for the new HD2 Sports HD channel at the Stockholm headquarters of TV4 Sweden.
Brainstorm Multimedia Easy On-Air Graphics
Runs on the eStudio graphics engine; includes an intuitive toolset for live streaming of graphics based on building highly creative designs on predefined templates; designed to simplify workflows and content creation, enabling template editing, playlist creation and live playout from a single user interface — all while saving time using the company’s smart templates and automatic data look-up.
Screen Service Broadcasting Technologies SDT ULTRA HE series
Grants over 35 percent system efficiency; full UHF band tunable; reduces the management costs and helps the environment; SDT 123UM-W ULTRA HE with liquid cooling produces an output of 6.5kW RMS with power consumption of 19kW.
Leader Instruments LV 5838
Accepts up to eight AES/EBU stereo digital audio feeds at sampling frequencies from 32kHz to 192kHz; measurement capabilities include audio level metering in dBFS, Nordic, BBC and DIN scales; view up to 16 audio channel bar graphs on the 6.3in TFT LCD color screen; peak hold can be switched between true-peak, PPM Type I or PPM Type II modes and zero to 5 seconds duration in 0.5- or 1-second steps; extracts and measures audio from 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and SD-SDI signal streams.
Two-stage pneumatic pedestal
Shotoku Broadcast Systems TP200VR
Features the company’s reliable and accurate mechanical X-Y tracking technology; is lightweight; has a maximum payload of more than 80kg; supports a wide range of camera configurations; its perfect-balance column and base offer maximum stability and operational flexibility; a foot-operated parking brake and single-action cable guard enables precise movements and control at all times for fast and easy positioning.
High-density fiber converter
Packs 36 I/Os into a 1RU frame; modular design enables each converter to be serviced while the unit remains in operation; also includes dual redundant power supplies and frame controller with dual redundant IP connections for comprehensive system monitoring and frame health alarming; addresses connectivity concerns by providing fiber connectivity on one side of the unit with coax on the other, providing for easy separation of heavy copper cable from lightweight fiber.
JPEG2000 video access module
Net Insight JPEG2000 video access module
Supports compression or decompression of up to two 3G-SDI, four HD-SDI or eight SD-SDI channels on one single board; the module can also uniquely run all uncompressed SDI and ASI video formats, ranging from 2Mb/s ASI to 3Gb/s 3G-SDI per port; a fully equipped Nimbra 688 can host up to 120 video ports that can be individually configured for compressed/uncompressed, video format, frame rate and direction.
AmberFin iCR Player
Fully featured, cost-effective, professional media player easily integrated within existing broadcast-IT workflows; users can customize XML files; enables the building of seamless MAM workflows via Web services without having to program AmberFin’s iCR system; powerful feature set allows users to construct simple workflows using configuration buttons to create workflow tasks.
Intensified statistical multiplexing
Thomson Video Networks Flextream 2.0
Integrates ancillary services within the multiplexing pool; frees up bandwidth provisioned for the processing of service components such as audio, teletext, subtitling and closed captioning, allowing it to be reallocated to improve video quality; with Flextream 2.0, users of ViBE encoders have the capability to activate new Flextream mechanisms to boost overall statistical multiplexing system performance and efficiency while simplifying operations through easier configuring and monitoring.
Stills camera head
Camera Corps DS-1
Digital stills head gives professional photographers the freedom to capture high-quality still images from practically any location under full remote control; pan, tilt, zoom, pre-shoot and trigger can all be performed using a compact panel with a responsive joystick and pushbutton controller; images can be viewed at any time via a standard Ethernet or USB link from the camera to a desktop or laptop computer.
Thales Angenieux Optimo 17-80
Features include extremely fast aperture of T2.2 with no ramping, 329° focus rotation with over 50 precise focus witness marks and minimal breathing, and superior optical performance rivaling prime lenses at equivalent focal lengths; available in PL mount; calibrated focus marks are available in feet or meters; zoom ratio is 4.7X; focal length is 17mm to 80mm; weights 5.5kg.
Integrated playout systems
Grass Valley K2 Edge
Housed in a compact 1RU chassis; robust Linux-based system features purpose-built, high availability architecture for mission-critical 24/7 playout applications; available in three levels of capability; K2 Edge Express is designed for entry-level channels with minimal needs; K2 Edge Pro is for main-line channels with more sophisticated graphics such as picture-in-picture; K2 Edge Elite offers switching for up to four HD sources and multichannel 2D and 3D graphics complete with DVE moves, including credit squeeze.
Crystal Vision TANDEM 310
Combined embedder/de-embedder for 3GB/s, HD and SD sources has the ability to handle up to four groups of AES and two groups of analog audio simultaneously; ideal for studios where microphones make analog audio popular; can be fitted with new DBE-D Dolby decoder top board, allowing a Dolby E signal in the embedded video input to be decoded and either output as analog or AES audio (via appropriate piggyback) or re-embedded.
Features an on-board graphic display that allows feedback for operator input clearly showing a range of presets and instrument operation without the need to glance at a remote monitor; on-board digital control and HDMI/SDI output to external screen at 1920 x 1080 is standard; available as an SD/HD-SDI chassis; can be upgraded at any time with a simple software key to 3G-SDI; up to four module bays provide eight simultaneous SDI channels; analysis includes waveform, vectorscope and data toolsets.
Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 9
Features a new streamlined project import, export and selection workflow; additional user interface improvements include scrubbable media thumbnails to speed up shot selection, production metadata fields for entering on set shot notes and larger color control palettes to give faster access to grading tools; other new features include Log grading in every corrector node, automatic Audio Sync, new stereoscopic 3-D floating windows and new 3-D monitoring options.
Scalable playout and distribution
GlobeCast content management and delivery
Scalable playout and origination systems allow broadcasters to adapt content to local markets anywhere in the world and simplify the overall content distribution process; MAM software and services help broadcasters and content creators manage and optimize workflows; new delivery platforms include OTT offerings, a commercial business-to-consumer product, MyGlobeTV, and a collaborative project with France 24 on hybrid broadcast broadband TV (HbbTV).
Monitoring and control system
PlayBox Technology Multi Playout Manager
Fully assignable monitoring and control system with rights management for multiple AirBox playout channels from one or more Internet-connected PCs; runs in a Web browser; networked workflow system enables multichannel playout centers to monitor and control all channels’ schedules, programs, media files and more, and to make live changes to the output if required; can assign full or partial rights for any of the TV channels to one or more people to remotely monitor and control the channels from any PC, tablet or smartphone.
Video services platform
Nevion VideoIPath 2.5
New release offers a modular architecture allowing systems to be customized according to customer needs, including support for third-party devices; new desktop-like app launcher improves interaction between different apps; new network topology app allows users to visually define the topology used to make offline routing decisions; enhanced inventory graphical interface provides better support for large network infrastructures; adds control panel interface designed for broadcasters using the platform.
Audio compliance server
Merging Technologies MXFix V2.0
Fully R 128-, A/85- and BS.1770-2-compliant; faster-than-real-time batch file system is designed to enhance broadcast and post-production quality control workflows; a two-pass normalize based on the Merging Final Check module has been added as standard; channel routing is now included, as well as a Cross-Wrapping feature that allows MOV<->MXF for compatible codecs; use of a simple web browser interface makes it easy and intuitive to operate.
A/V recorder firmware update
Sound Devices PIX 240 Version 2
Version 2 update enables users to monitor an image’s exposure with Exposure Assist, which shows either false-color or multilevel zebra-stripes; monitor brightness, contrast and chroma adjustments also now available; includes standard-definition recording (PAL and NTSC) and support for using simultaneous analog and SDI/HDMI audio inputs.
Telecast Fiber Systems Cobra 2 DT
Extends the range of the industry’s new digital triax-based camera chains using simple, inexpensive fiber-optic cable; extends Sony’s new high-definition triax camera chains, such as the HXC-100K and HSC-300K, to enable their use over durable, lightweight tactical fiber or within an installed fiber-optic infrastructure; cameras can now be separated from their CCUs and be located around a building, across a campus or even 20km across town using metropolitan “dark fiber.”
Digital Rapids Kayak
Comprehensive workflow technology platform for customers, systems integrators and software developers; enables the design, deployment and management of customized workflows that empower businesses with the operational efficiency, agility and insight they need to thrive in the expanding multiscreen media landscape; streamlines operations and harnesses technology from both Digital Rapids and a rich third-party partner ecosystem.
Three-way DSP monitoring system
Includes drivers, multiple power amplifiers and DSP circuitry; is compatible with proprietary Genelec Loudspeaker Manager control software; can be combined with Genelec 8200/7200 series products in the same control network; optimized for systems using one or multiple subwoofers in medium-sized control rooms; designed to perform well as both a free-standing monitor and flush-mounted into the control room wall.
Second screen and social TV platform
Gives broadcasters the ability to add viewer interactivity such as votes, polls and tweet battles into their live news and sports programming, along with rich call-to-action graphics and infographics; integrates with second-screen and social data partners, eliminating the need for custom integration while maintaining routing production workflows; provides producers with easy-to-use tools that allow for the instant creation of interactions that can dynamically boost audience engagement.
Pebble Beach Marina
Enterprise-level system benefits from distributed architecture able to use resources over multiple servers; provides full exploitation of native API device control; offers close integration with Anchor Media Management system for file-based workflows; servers designated as list controllers can each host up to 16 playlists.
Avid ISIS 2000
Cost-effective 64-bit self-balancing, distributed nearline file system works with Avid Interplay to provide enterprise-wide search, browse, access and management of media; enables quick access to nearline files from any workstation; incorporates 84 hard disk drive slots populated with 82 3TB SAS drives.
Features dedicated hardware and software that reliably records 24 hours a day; offers a user-friendly GUI that enables rapid and instant access across the network to all channels; provides compliance recording with FaultTracker signal fault monitoring for audio, video, captions and loudness; with Media FingerPrinting technology for commercial content verifications and RealSync frame-accurate recording, extensive alerts and notifications can be tailored to user preference.
Short gun microphone
Sennheiser MKH 8060
Designed to provide quality sound, whether it’s a feature film, documentary or ENG; its excellent directivity and improved off-axis linearity ensure a clear and natural sound recording, whether the user is in the studio or outdoors; its RF circuitry means that it is virtually immune to damp and condensation.
Portable triax camera
Sony HDC-2550 HD
Uses newly developed 16-bit A/D, DSP and new image-sensors; provides 64dB S/N with noise suppression; supports Triax cabling; 1080i/720p standard, PsF format will be optionally available; enhanced creative features include multi-matrix, adaptive matrix, skin-tone detail, hyper gamma, view finder focus assist and automatic lens aberration compensation.
Camera back transmitters
Broadcast Microwave Services
Small clip-on HD transmitters; feature low power consumption, low HD signal delay and 5.8GHz license-free operation; upgradable to H.264; optional camera control link permits full use of camera manufacturers’ camera control unit; support PAL and NTSC, as well as specialized film rates.
Digital SLR camera
Canon EOS-1D C
Combines the convenient form factor of a digital SLR camera with full HD and 4K video recording up to 4096 x 2160-pixel resolution; supports high-end motion picture, television production and other advanced imagine applications; equipped with an 18.1-megapixel full-frame 24mm x 36mm Canon CMOS sensor; records 8-bit 4:2:2 Motion JPEG 4K video to the camera’s CF memory card at 24fps or full HD 1920 x 1080 video at selectable frame rates from 24p to 60p.
Jünger Audio M*AP
Combines an audio monitor controller and loudness measurement device in one unit, providing comprehensive quality control and loudness monitoring; designed for quality checking surround (5.1) and/or stereo programs, can be used for live monitoring and to ensure government regulation compliance; SDI board acts as an embedder; comes with video delay to compensate for any kind of audio delay; ideal for anyone looking to maintain lip sync in QA suites or control rooms; features built-in Dolby metadata generator and optional Dolby decoder.
Selective radiation meter
Narda Safety Test Solutions SRM-3006
Complete, easy-to-use test system consists of a base unit and measuring antennas for non-directional detection of fields and their sources in the frequency range of 9kHz to 6GHz; fast, reliable results use predefined measurement routines, set-ups and automatic settings; LTE and UMTS operating modes available for evaluating pilot signal information and extrapolation to maximum exposure levels; scope mode for short-term analysis of pulsed signals and long-term recording of variable exposure levels.
Mobile app for metadata management
TMD i-mediaflex Mobile
App for the iPad, Android tablet and smartphone enables users access to content from a handheld device, and to add or update metadata; is a Web-enabled solution for asset and business process management, for both digital and analog content; allows users to be notified wherever they are that work is complete; they can review the content on their device, add notes to the metadata, and either approve the content or send it back for further work.
Web archive interface
SGL FlashBrowse 3
Provides at-archive browse creation, automatically generating browse-resolution copies of clips as the high-resolution versions are archived; an extension of the new FlashNet GUI; allows operators to instigate restores or partial file restores directly from their browser window.
Mini hermaphroditic fiber-optic connectors
Optical Cable Corporation MHC II
Designed for use in high-speed, high-bandwidth communication systems; the compact connectors are ruggedized for easy installation and trouble-free operation for deployed broadcast, industrial and remote monitoring, robotic, and voice/data/video applications in harsh environments; available in 2-4 and 6-8 channel sizes; use a bayonet-style mechanical coupling interface that allows for easy mating with a simple twisting motion.
DSC ChromaDuMonde Galaxy
Most advanced ChromaDuMonde now has gradient color strips combined with precision Rec. 709 color patches that trace out the camera’s complete color space; features four DSC ethnic skin tone patches, 11-step crossed grayscale for quick and easy setup of gamma and dynamic range, corner focus fans up to 1600LPPH, and horizontal and vertical resolution trumpets.
Wireless ENG system
Uses wireless technology to enable a journalist in the field to establish quickly and simply all the technology required for a live broadcast; enables a broadcast-quality transmission path for live two-ways, the capability of controlling the camera remotely from the studio, file transfers and a high-capacity Internet connection, access to the base newsroom computer, and cell phone access; for a typical story, the journalist will establish a base in a hotel room, with the camera on a balcony and a Ka-band satellite uplink on the roof; equipment is connected over wireless, with standard Wi-Fi also available for the journalist’s laptop and other devices; also works with public 3G/4G cellphone network Ethernet connection to the Internet.
Thomson Broadcast Vithal VHF GreenPower
Designed to deliver efficiency and easy maintenance to address the digital radio and television market; supports standards such as DAB+ and DVB-T2; features efficiency of up to 30 percent; offers cost-effective solution for VHF digital broadcasting, including audio, video or multimedia broadcast.
Robotic camera systems
Ross Video Furio
Camera systems uses a unique absolute positioning system and rail-based tracking, along with lift and PTZ head; ideally suited to automated studios, as well as virtual set and augemented reality applications; designed to enable producers and directors to deliver original and more captivating content in a reliable, cost-effective and risk-free manner.
Newsroom computer system
OCTOPUS Newsroom OCTOPUS6
Runs natively on Mac OS X, Linux and Windows; installation-free client and centralized updates; features seamless load-balancing and automatic fail-over; includes editorial tools such as spell check, word blacklist, rundown buddy, rundown stopwatch and rundown time markers; includes plug-in for Final Cut Pro integration.
Calrec Audio Apollo
Designed to provide unsurpassed processing power and a control surface with displays, touch screens and light-emitting knobs that detail function and status; its ergonomic design makes two layers of channels available simultaneously; relies on Bluefin2, the next generation of Calrec’s Bluefin high-density signal processing system, to provide unrivalled resources; Bluefin2 gives Apollo up to 1020 channel processing paths, 128 program busses, 96 IFB/track outputs and 48 auxes.
Media asset management tools
Aveco SAS Tools
Designed to provide cost-effective solutions for media asset management, browse, ingest, archive and playout; provide a simple and incremental option for users just beginning their move to a file-based workflow and only need modest capabilities; also designed to enhance the operation of larger facilities that already have an automation or media asset management system; based on the same technology used in the ASTRA Suite of Tools; can scale in functionality and size.
Fischer Connectors 1051 Triax HD Pro+
Worked with Draka to develop a new integrated Triax HD connector/cable system featuring 30 percent longer transmission distance; HD/SD signal-compliant system features significantly lower cost of ownership than SMPTE 304 system; also features fast and easy cable assembly.
Ericsson SVP 5500
Enables operators to deliver consistent, high-quality TV experiences on mobile devices; capable of real-time encoding at resolutions up to HD; provides up to 50 percent saving in delivery bandwidth, while improving picture quality.
Blue Lucy Media Miura
Complete nonlinear client/server-based video and audio ingest for linear-to-file-based-content acquisition for SD and HD sources; accepts an (HD or SD) SDI signal at any frame rate or resolution and simultaneously writes a full resolution MPEG-2/4, MXF-wrapped (OP1a) master file at a high bit rate together with a lower resolution, frame-locked, browse-quality proxy; update manages Flexicart tape ingest.
Videssence ExceLED 100
Designed to produce 3300 lux at 7.5m, which is equal to the performance of a typical 2000W fresnel fixture; provides a concentrated beam of light with even coverage of consistent 3200K light; additional control and effects can be achieved with the gel frame and barn door accessory options.
Video content management
New features give content librarians tools they need to create metadata more rapidly and accurately; new version supports comprehensive batch editors; materialized links can now be edited from within one item; document management available via the Web module, and single sign-on as part of the Web module.
Vimond Control Center (VCC)
Web interface is designed to manage the Vimond media platform; features multiscreen deployments, which allows users to publish TV services across all screens instead of relying on add-on functionality or products; tagging functionality simplifies process of content management with search function and adaptive filtering.
Digigram CANCUN 442-Mic
Comes with four inputs and outputs, and a dual input/output version, the CANCUN 222-Mic; both offer simultaneous analog and AES I/O with 2x500 MIPS dual-core processing power, embedded in a robust casing; high-quality mic preamp delivers 55dB gain, 105dB THD+N and maximum sensitivity of -60dBu; pro-grade specification delivers analog levels of +25dBu maximum and guaranteed low latency of less than 4mS on Windows and Mac OS X platforms.
MAM client GUI
Redesigned interface to the Tarsys MAM system further enhances operator experience and provides additional features for cataloging, editing and exporting media to third-party systems; the new GUI has been specifically designed to simplify collaborative working between professionals in any media enterprise.
Argosy Studio Wall Box
Designed specifically for the production environment; features cable entry points at the rear and base of the wall box, making it suitable for a studio wall; also has a unique angled lower section on the front panel to ease the patching of camera cables into the wall box, providing an optimum bend radius to minimize any strain on the cables and ensuring reliable signal transmission.
Loudness meter can de-embed 16 channels of audio from an SDI input; compliant with all known loudness recommendations; has pre-sets built in to allow for EBU R128, BCAP, ATSC 1/85, ARIB, ABC AGCOM 219 and ITU 1770-2; alongside StarFish, new software features include moving coil emulation of PPM and VU mechanical meters with user selectable scales and a goniometer display for stereo audio.
Digital Nirvana Monitor IQ
Provides centralized management, automatic ad detection, a director’s audio track and an advanced metadata harvester; also offers an efficient broadcast monitoring architecture that reduces operation costs; platform is based on open web services (REST) APIs, allowing Digital Nirvana software to be easily integrated with third-party products; software can scale from one to multiple servers and from one to hundreds of channels; Digital Nirvana systems are web-enabled, so users can access the software through any standard web browser without ActiveX component.
Integrated Microwave Technologies RF Central 2GHz microLite
Camera-mountable transmitter features SD/HD encoding capabilities in a miniature package; designed to address both domestic and international broadcasting band requirements in one package; includes coverage from 1.9GHz to 2.5GHz; delivers up to 200mW from a package of less than 12cc; operates in standard 2k DVB-T COFDM mode.
Media management system
Allows users to move graphic files easily and quickly from wherever the creative graphics department has stored them to a Miranda Imagestore; files are automatically converted to the correct format for playout and can also easily be renamed and deleted; provides thumbnails of each graphical asset, making them far easier to see in what can be a complex environment; users can drag and drop on a Windows desktop onto a single Imagestore or multiple units.
Primestream FORK Xchange Suite 1.5
Gives broadcasters instant Web access to content on their FORK Production servers from any Windows, Mac or iOS device; contains new capabilities for creating subclips and markers, as well as an upload manager, extended metadata functionality, multitrack audio control and more new features that make it even easier for media enterprises to manage content efficiently among multiple FORK Production suites.
HbbTV testing tool
Digital TV Labs Ligada Validator
Static Web-based analysis tool ensures HbbTV applications are conformant to the HbbTV standard; solves the major issue of developers using HTML extensions that are not supported by HbbTV, as well as testing apps in desktop environments and then encountering deployment issues on real TV platforms.
Allows companies to ingest or share content in the form of large files and directories in multiple locations, or multiple servers in the same location, within their organization or with external customers and partners; a single Web interface consolidates browsing across all shared content; a powerful and flexible security model provides a single management point combining authorization, user management and access control.
Automatic subtitle and closed-caption timing
Softel Swift ReSync
Features audio analysis logic from partner Nexidia; available in two forms; Swift ReSync TiGo automatically assigns timecodes to reduce subtitle and closed-caption costs, allowing the operator to focus on text manipulation; Swift ReSync Enterprise is a client-server-based solution that automates the timing of subtitles and closed captioning, allowing for batch operations.
Digital audio console
Studer Vista 1
Designed to be compact, self-contained and cost-effective; available in 22- and 32-fader versions; features include intuitive operation, flexible I/O options, super-charged workflow, powerful surround-sound mixing and a built-in USB jingle/spot player; all I/O is integrated within the control surface and includes 32 mic/line inputs, 32 line outputs, eight AES inputs, eight AES outputs and slots for optional I/O expansion including MADI, ADAT, etc.
Online storage systems
Harris NEXIO Farad
Expanded configurations allow broadcasters and media organizations to work quicker and build the storage environment they need today — with simple expansion to fit future business needs; configurations serve customers who need anywhere from 8TB to half a petabyte of online shared storage; designed to solve storage challenges through a single, common platform; feature RAID technology.
Snell Kahuna 360 Compact
Offers the functionality of the full-size Kahuna 360, including seven keyers per M/E, resource sharing with Make M/E technology, and FormatFusion3, which supports any format in and any format out; 6U chassis gives users the ability to support SD, HD and 1080p (single link) functionality for a smooth and cost-effective migration from HD to 1080p; designed to be easy to deploy; equipped with the Kahuna interface; ideal for trucks and studio-based productions.
Social media app
Part of never.no’s Social TV product family; enables on-air talent to view real-time social media comments and incorporate their input into programs; incoming comments are pushed directly into Prompter on a presenter’s iPad; powered by the Interactivity Suite, which means feeds and comments are filtered (automatically or manually) so that only the best content makes it to the presenter.
Solid-state portable video recorder
AJA Video Systems Ki Pro Quad
Is capable of capturing high-quality edit-ready files in formats including 4K (4096 x 2160), Quad HD (3840 x 2160), 2K (2048 x 1080) and HD (1920 x 1080) for the fastest path from camera-to-editorial with 10-bit 4:4:4 and 10-bit 4:2:2 color support; accepts RAW camera output via SDI simultaneously outputting that data via Thunderbolt; performs debayer processing of the RAW data that can be used to produce on-board Apple ProRes recordings to SSD media.
Media asset management system
Front Porch Digital DIVAdirector V5.1
Contains new features that make it even easier for any media organization with a DIVArchive system to manage its digital files, especially if that organization is using Front Porch Digital’s new LYNX platform for moving, archiving and online video publishing to the cloud; available as a cloud service or licensed locally; offers enhanced integration with other components in the company’s DIVASolutions line, including SAMMA for content migration, DIVAnet for managing multiple DIVArchive systems across a WAN, and DIVApublish mpx for taking media to market.
BHV Broadcast Syntax Essence
Low-cost version of the Syntax up/cross/downconverter offers the same broadcast specifications as its predecessor but with a 50-percent price tag; based on Super-Resolution Bandlet Technology; brings the performance advantages of motion-compensated processing without the associated disadvantages of high cost and occasionally severe artefacts; full Syntax range offers options such as analog video inputs and ARC, which are available as extras on Syntax Essence.
Video-centric network management
Provides broadcasters and network operators with the ability to easily monitor and control multiple video network infrastructures; features an intuitive and simple user interface and workflow; connection management with easy set-up and tear down of connections, equipment inventory management, role-based access levels and server-side redundancy; offers monitoring and supervision of transport streams, video content, connections and equipment; provides scheduling of events, connections and software upgrades.
Litepanels 1x1 LS
Newest fixture in the 1x1 LED panel series; designed for those who do not need DMX control; offers many of the features found in the 1x1 panel fixtures but at an entry-level price; available in daylight color balance, eighter flood (50° beam) or spot (30° beam).
Note: Stand numbers are provided by IBC and are current as of press time. Every effort has been made by Broadcast Engineering to ensure the accuracy of the listings.