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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.
Out-of-the-box IPTV solution
Leightronix LuxeVision ipMerge
IPTV solution designed for settings requiring small or medium number of TV end points; starts at 50 end points and can support up to 400 within a single system; provides all-in-one solution that includes multichannel VOD server, application server with middleware and multichannel multicast server within a 1RU platform.
Camera-back cellular transmitter
Vislink AirCam iNG
Streams live video from the field directly to a studio or website; easily docks to IDX or Anton/Bauer battery mounts; can go straight to on-air by pushing a button; bonded cellular transmission provides persistent connectivity; works over 3G/4G LTE cellular networks; adaptive bit-rate H.264 encoding produces HD resolution with minimal latency; audio is embedded.
Broadcast field-deck recorder
VITEC Focus FS-T2001
Designed for XDCAM workflow; incorporates the complete range of Sony professional formats, including HD422 50Mb/s and XDCAM EX/HD; supports removable professional media: SxSPro/SxS-1 and SDHC cards, as well as 250GB of internal storage for either clip recording or management/storage over a GigE connection.
Sports analysis tool
Vizrt Viz Libero 5.5
Adds Virtual SloMo, which generates ultra-slow motion footage (up to 1500fps) without use of high-speed camera systems; adds 3D virtual sports toolsets for motorsports, tennis, cricket, field hockey and Australian football.
Web-based workflow management system
Orad Hi-Tec Systems iFind
Provides the ability to manage the essential elements of a professional broadcast server, graphics and archive systems from a Web browser; search, workflow and management functionality is available, which can be tailored to a station’s individual requirements to maintain a smooth day-to-day operation.
Media production and distribution workflow
Epoch Workflow Virtualization Technology
SaaS improves speed, bandwidth use and ease of deployment for today’s complicated multi-site, multiformat workflows by unifying, harnessing and optimizing customers’ existing IT infrastructure, as well as those of suppliers, partners and optional cloud services; monitors existing infrastructure and re-engineers workflows in real time for maximum performance and total capacity; algorithms intelligently solve load balancing, task partitioning, routing, branching and contention problems to make media flow up to 40X faster, without additional capital expenditure.
NTP time server
Provides a simple method of putting accurate time information onto a network and references either ESE or SMPTE/EBU time codes; NTP output is provided on a 10/100 Base-T Ethernet connector and is now IPv4/IPv6-compatible; NTP clients can authenticate the NTP server with MD5 or SHA1 Symmetric Key Authentication.
Designed for multiscreen (MPEG-2/H.264) content delivery; offers enhanced de-interlacing, resolution change and frame-rate conversion support; also features HEVC technology for operators, OTT and 4K Ultra HD applications.
DTV transport stream monitoring
Triveni Digital StreamScope RM-40
Provides comprehensive, configurable and cost-effective DTV transport stream monitoring for broadcast, cable, telco, satellite and IPTV networks at local and remote sites; a web-based, color-coded user interface displays drill-down dashboards, video and audio thumbnails, dynamic charts and graphs, and detailed current and historical reports; after identifying an error, the system sends alarms to station engineers via text message or e-mail.
EVS IP Link
Allows users to search, preview, edit and import media from IPDirector nearline storage into Adobe PremierePro; the search facility will allow for quick text and advanced search for clips, edits and logs, which can then be previewed directly from IP Link and imported into Adobe Premiere Pro by a drag and drop function without being moved or copied; with IP Link, there’s no need to have an additional IPDirector workstation for accessing, reviewing and importing of media.
TVLogic LUM 560W
56in, 10-bit, 3840 x 2160 display monitor is designed for UHDTV broadcast and industrial monitoring applications; features DVI, HDMI and SDI 4K Mode hot key; has monitor control using RS422; supports 3G-SDI Level A and Level B; has four HDMI, four SDI and four DVI inputs; supports TVLogic Color Calibration Utility for proper color alignment.
Flanders Scientific CM320TD
32in, 10-bit panel with 1920 x 1080 native resolution monitor features CFE2 (custom LUT import), simultaneous monitoring of two inputs; suited for all post-production applications, but also a capable field monitor with weight (21lbs) and power consumption (max 50W) on par with many much smaller monitors on the market.
Ethernet aggregator and optical transceiver
Artel Video Systems DLC205
Integrates seamlessly with the company’s DigiLink video transport platform; single-slot module is an ideal solution for broadcasters, CATV operators, telco operators and video service providers looking to aggregate Ethernet traffic across a single optical or electrical connection; features a design capable of aggregating nine channels — five external and four internal — of 10/100/1000 Ethernet traffic for transport across electrical or optical networks.
Low-latency encoder platform
Media Excel HERO 5000E
Is designed for point-to-point distribution over IP and ASI networks; delivers up to two independent channels in MPEG-2 or MPEG-4/AVC from SD to HD and from 4:2:0 to 4:2:2; relies on a fully redundant 1RU chassis and the company’s video processing technologies to deliver highly available services for mission-critical low-delay applications.
Shared storage supports 4Gb/s, 8Gb/s and 16Gb/s Fibre Channel, and 1Gb and 10Gb Ethernet client connectivity; supports 4TB drives and Mac OSX 10.8.3 and 10.7.5 with the latest Mountain Lion and Lion release; drive recovery boost function reduces drive recovery time by 50 percent.
Compliance logging system
Mediaproxy LogServer ASI v8
Offers several new user enhancements in LogPlayer and Monwall; now includes integrated fingerprinting to allow users to get detailed reports on how many times content such as advertisements have been detected across recorded media.
Fairlight PYXIS 4K
Standalone or rack-mountable, turn-key video recorder delivers future-proof UHD video recording and playback, along with extensive audio capabilities and workflow compatibility; records compressed or uncompressed video formats from SD up to 4K; delivers transparent playback up to 4K or dual-channel 2K resolution; multiple systems can be synchronized for playback in up to 8K.
Connector includes pre-cabled plugs and prewired receptacles; features combination of 24 mixed pins — 20 signal (0.5A) and four power (5A); can withstand more than 5000 mating cycles; is saltwater-spray corrosion-resistant up to 1000 hours; waterproof to 2m; users can select from push-pull, quick release or screw lock connections.
Real-time multichannel streamer
DVEO MPEG Magnus MF
Real-time multichannel streamer, integrated RF receiver and transcoder is designed to receive satellite and terrestrial RF signals, and transform them into streams; transcodes bit rates range from 0.1Mb/s to 15Mb/s; executes simultaneous demodulation, transcoding and encapsulation; tested to work with Wowza, Adobe Flash and RealNetworks Helix servers; based on embedded Linux.
MXF clip server
Two models, MBP-120SX and MBP-125SX, support ingest, playback and playout applications; can capture files from an external XDCAM drive or network drive, converts HD/SD-SDI signals to MXF files in real time, and support up to eight channels of embedded audio; both models are equipped with HD/SD-SDI I/O and a solid-state drive (240GB or 480GB).