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Welcome to our NAB Special Report. For more than four days, Broadcast Engineering’s writers and editors canvassed the NAB convention show floor to look for this year’s hottest products, technology and solutions. Here you’ll find some of those product highlights, each of which includes a brief description and company contact information. For expanded listings and additional products, be sure to check out our digital edition. You can subscribe at onlinesuboffers.com/ginq3xca.
Likewise, in our June issue of Broadcast Engineering, you’ll find even more products from the show that could turn your facility state of the art. The June issue also includes the recipients of our annual Pick Hits awards — the 33 most exciting products shown at NAB, chosen by a group of your peers.
IP streaming monitoring
Digital Nirvana Monitor IQ 3.2
Update includes support for Web captioning, program guide extraction; Hybrid Appliance allows mixing ATSC/QAM, ASI and HD-SDI in one system; Infrastructure Self-Check monitors various system parameters — including CPU, RAM and power levels — and issues alerts when maintenance is required.
Digital Rapids StreamZ Live 4000EX
Adds increased fault-tolerant redundancy and expanded control capabilities to the benefits of existing StreamZ Live models; designed for live and linear multiscreen encoding applications from IPTV and OTT services to high-profile and mission-critical live streaming deployments; features adaptive streaming format support; can be easily upgraded to support new features, formats and technologies as they emerge; can output streams in multiple formats simultaneously.
Omnidirectional, single-ear headset mic offers accurate, natural voice intelligibility and high SPL handling; users can adjust for placement on the left or right ear by rotating the boom; comes with boom, cable and accessories such as foam windscreens and make-up cover; has frequency range of 20Hz to 20kHz +/- 2dB; max SPL, peak before clipping is 144dB.
Home Theater in your Pocket
HTiP offers premium audio with surround sound up to 11.1; surround content is encoded as a DTS-HD bit stream, with room information embedded in the stream, before DTS Headphone:X calibrates headphones; reference data is then decoded, and post-processing enhancement is employed.
Mobile equipment racks
TBC Consoles SmartCart
Housing units are offered in vertical configurations up to 24RU or as desk height units to extend a console’s work surface; has integrated trac for mounting of lcd arms, phone mounts, task lighting, etc.; also features Thermofoil side panels and heavy-duty 4in casters for mobility; has vented removable ABS rear access panel; front and rear rack rail comes standard.
Software-based ad insertion system
DVEO Ad Serter IP/ASI/SDI
Decodes the transport stream, overlays graphics and transcodes the result; works with most fonts via Unicode interface; SD – optional SD plus HD version available; supports 1080i, 720p and 480i, or arbitrary resolutions; 3RU rack-mountable frame; EAS option; ASI version also can play recorded files from hard drive, in loop mode; stores graphics, clips and messages in local memory.
Sports post-production system
Orad Hi-Tec Systems PowerPlay
Turnkey post-production system for managing live sports productions; capabilities include ingest and instant highlight editing integrated through a dedicated sports media asset management platform; provides complete system for large-scale sporting events, offering fast turnaround of content and advanced data management tools.
Wheatstone Dimension Two
The audio control surface for television is built on the Bridge Router platform; accepts analog, AES, MADI and HD/SDI input signals; provides the ability to send any source or console bus to any audio network destination; features up to 96 input channels on two pages, 16 stereo submixes and 16 stereo aux sends, as well as 16 dedicated mix-minus busses, plus up to 64 channel bus-minus (N-1) outputs.
Gold Mount power solution
Attaches instantly to Sony F5/F55 CineAlta cameras to accept Anton/Bauer batteries and offer reliable power; contains three PowerTap outputs for powering additional accessories to help users bring 4K production to life; is also compatible with the Sony AXS-R5 recorder.
Full duplex wireless intercom system
Is designed for production teams that need to communicate and work with their hands; not voice-activated, and no delay when transmitting; allows up to eight wireless users to talk simultaneously within an 800yd range as if on a regular telephone; no FCC license required; weighs only 12oz; available as single- or dual-ear headset.
Enable local monitoring of four 3G/HD/SD-SDI input signals along with bar graph displays of eight channels of embedded audio; ideally suited for monitoring studio or outside broadcast camera feeds; are capable of providing the four signals on a single HDMI or DVI output to enable integration with modern flat-panel displays used extensively in local monitoring applications; the IQQSM module also features an SDI output that allows the signal to be routed to other areas in the facility, such as remote monitoring applications or to server storage.
Elemental Technologies Unified Platform 2.0
Version 2.0 video processing software supports multiple codecs, delivery standards and content protection technologies; can support MPEG-2, H.264, VC-1 and HEVC/H.265 encoding, as well as JPEG 2000 and ProRes mezzanine assets; supported steaming formats include Adobe RTMP and HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS), Microsoft Smooth Streaming and Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), MPEG-DASH, Ultraviolet, and 4K Ultra HD; also support for ESAM dynamic ad insertion and Nielsen ID3 tagging.
openGear Wideband Optical Links
EMCORE OPG-1L series
Operate in a frequency range from 50MHz to 3000MHz; optimized for IF- and L-Band and wideband video signals up to 60km; designed with highly linear, optically isolated Distributed Feedback lasers that enable high-dynamic range links; transmitter and receiver both have an adjustable gain range of 25dB; features include simple push-button peaking for optimum performance and the company’s patented SmartGain Control system, which ensures consistent RF performance over varied signal conditions and long fiber distances.
Audio loudness control
Emotion Systems eFF 3.0
Audio loudness compliance and normalization application; features Dolby E, True Peak, Short Term and Momentary Correction using innovative DNA (Dynamic Normalization Algorithm) and loudness range control; also provides multi-profile loudness correction within a single file for multi-language, international delivery requirements; automated operation with improved multi-watch folder capability and its extended RESTful API.
Real-time, live automated captioning system does not require any voice training; technology features an enhanced speech recognition engine that delivers closed captions in near real-time with never before seen accuracy; available as a monthly lease; is offered in more than 20 languages.
Ensemble Designs BrightEye NXT 430
Has 11 BNC connectors that can be configured as either inputs or outputs; has two SFP modules slots (small format pluggables) that may be populated for additional inputs or outputs — fiber or electrical; Embrionix-powered SFPs, about the size of a stick of gum, let the user choose the type of input or output connectors needed, including mini BNC and optical; features a Refernce BNC for genlocking the unit to house sync.
Multi-screen application server
Envivio Halo Experience Server
Allows operators to further personalize the user experience based on individual viewer requests; facilitates advanced applications, including time-shifted TV and network DVR, targeted advertisement insertion, and social and personalized TV without requiring significant changes in the multi-screen infrastructure; enables operators to add new functionalities, such as enabling viewers to pause and rewind live streams, record programs and watch them on any other device, or receive personalized ads based on their profiles.
Switches offer high performance and high-speed Layer 2 switching; feature ultra-low latency, flexible interfaces and compact form factors; ideal for enterprise storage and video server applications, high-performance computing, and the iSCSI and NAS markets; the combined solution of the new 1Gb/10Gb uplink switches with the existing XG-series 10GbE family allows users to deploy a homogeneous networking solution.
Live field encoding device
Livestream Broadcaster LTE
Features built-in Verizon 4G modem and data plan; an upgrade from the original Livestream Broadcaster with built-in batteries instead of AA batteries and support for 5.4Ghz Wi-Fi; lets users go live instantly without a PC; all that’s needed is a camera (video or photo) with HDMI out; Livestream for Producers iPhone or Android app can also be used as a control to go live.
Haivision Makito X2
Next-generation, dual-channel, low-latency HD H.264 encoder; incorporates the company’s Makito X Series technology, delivering higher quality video to meet HD streaming challenges at a significantly reduced bit rate; designed to achieve the highest 1080p60 H.264 encoding density supporting up to 12 sources in a single-rack unit chassis; features 55ms encoding latency.