In some respects, these really are the
good ’ole days. For anyone who’s been
in this game for a couple of decades, it’s
clear that products today are a bargain.
It doesn’t matter what you want to accomplish
with media; it seems now that
almost anything is possible. From appliances
that keep you legal, accommodate
special needs, or display “King-Content”
on any screen, anywhere, anytime, if
you couldn’t find it at this show, you
likely don’t need it.
DIGITAL ALERT SYSTEMS launched the
integrated EAS/CAP DASEOC “M” series,
which can simultaneously provide all
four EAS and CAP functions: CAP message
origination, EAS encoding, CAP monitoring,
and EAS decoding. The company also
debuted its DASDEC MultiStation software
with multilingual text-to-speech,
as well as its M-EAS mobile solution and
the new DASDEC-II LC low-cost CAP/EAS
TRIVENI DIGITAL demonstrated its new
Mobile Emergency Alert System (M-EAS)
functionality for GuideBuilder 5. Available
as an extension to GuideBuilder
M/H (mobile/handheld), the new functionality
allows for the delivery of multimedia
emergency alerts to mobile DTV-equipped
BHV BROADCAST debuted Syntax Bridge,
the newest member of the Syntax HD
upconverters. Syntax Bridge provides
closed captioning capability via integration
with Microvideo’s HDB 300, which
provides simultaneous data management
of control signals, transcoding, decoding,
bridging and copying.
EEG launched its iCap Video Secure Realtime
Closed Captioning Delivery system,
enabling high-quality, low-latency audio
streams over the Internet. Also new, iCap
Archives supports local or cloud-based
archiving and recordkeeping for closed
captioning data. The company also debuted
iCap Advanced Audio Delivery.
ENCO generation live automated captioning
system, which features an enhanced,
real time speech recognition engine.
I-YUNO MEDIA GROUP unleashed Caption-
Crowd, which segments the video/audio
into sentences and instantly distributes
them to multiple captioners online. Also
new is CaptionCast/SubtitleCast, a broadcast
caption inserter that processes audio
streams and triggers captions, and the
Subtitle/Caption Recut, featuring i-Yuno’s
cloud subtitling and captioning technology,
based on “fingerprint targeting.”
NEXIDIA showed QC v2.1, which automates
quality control of closed captions,
video description, and languages for
broadcast and IP workflows. The new
version integrates into AmberFin’s UQC
solution and Telestream Vantage broadcast
automation workflow; it also
features enhanced job reporting
and automated caption retiming.
|Elemental Technologies’ Keith Wymbs (L) talks about the
company’s real time and on-demand 4K HEVC video
processing with (Right side of photo: L to R) Mariano
Dortona, Gustavo Fracassi and Diego Martinez Tanoira from
Turner International Argentina.
TELESTREAM demonstrated its
MacCaption and CaptionMaker
products that it acquired as part
of its purchase of Computer
Prompting and Captioning last
year. Both closed captioning
products allow users to easily
author, edit, encode and repurpose
video captions for television,
web and mobile delivery.
ADTECH DIGITAL showcased its EN-100, a
new multistream multicodec low-delay
platform that boasts AVC 4:2:2 10-bit,
8 bit, and 4:2:0 plus MPEG 2 4:2:2 and
4:2:0, as well as the EN-30 multicodec
compression platform, featuring dual
HD/SD SDI inputs with embedded and
AES audio interfaces. The company also
demo-ed its RD-70 1080p multicodec HD
IRD and the RD-30, a matching decoder
for the EN-30.
AMBERFIN showed v10 of its iCR platform,
now with added support for new codecs
and wrappers, new enterprise class-features,
a new option for 2:3 adaptive cadence
correction and enhancements to
UQC, their Unified Quality Control platform.
The company also debuted its iCR
Transcode Farm Controller, which provides
a single, reliable, redundant interface.
ATEME debuted its TITAN Live ‘‘All-In-One’’
encoding/transcoding solution. TITAN
Live features all operational equipment
and features including built-in supervision,
hardware redundancy management,
failover management, big screen/multiscreen
packaging, SDI grid, and more.
|Jan Weigner demos the Cinegy Capture video ingest and
real time encoding system.
CMX-5410, an MPEG-2 ATSC-compliant
encoder and multiplexer platform.
DIGITAL RAPIDS debuted its StreamZ Live
4000EX advanced multiscreen encoder,
for live and linear multiscreen applications
from IPTV and OTT headends and
live event streaming. Also shown was the
StreamZ Live 8000EX integrated broadcast/
multiscreen encoder which simplifies
convergence of core linear television
and multiplatform streaming operations.
Visitors also got to check out Transcode
ELEMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES showcased
its video processing platforms which include
Elemental Live, Elemental Server,
Elemental Conductor, Elemental Cloud
and Elemental Stream.
ERICSSON showcased their AVP 4000 system
encoder, powered by Ericsson’s own
proprietary programmable video processing
ENVIVIO debuted Muse HEVC Live, designed
to optimize compression for
higher resolutions including 1080p or 4K.
Also there, Muse HEVC On-Demand, a software-
based multi-screen transcoder that
accelerates time-to-market. Also shown
was Envivio Spark, a flexible solution for
video reception, decoding, and multiplexing
of variable bitrate signals.
FOR-A, the distributor for Fujitsu products
in the U.S., demonstrated the Fujitsu IP-
920, and IP-9610 encoder/decoder series,
which uses H.264 to provide best-in-class
video fidelity. Fujitsu IP-920 and IP-9610
can operate at less than 99 ms back-to-back
latency, and feature real-time transmission
and robust error correction.
FRONT PORCH DIGITAL announced a
partnership with Telestream to provide
Transcode as a Service (TaaS), combining
Telestream’s Vantage transcode platform
and Front Porch Digital’s LYNX cloud-based
CSM platform to offer a new TaaS
solution in a private cloud platform that
includes pay-as-you-go transcoding services
designed specifically for media operations.
HARMONIC debuted Harmonic
VOS, a software-based, fully virtualized
platform that unifies
the entire media processing
chain, from ingest to delivery,
operating on common hardware
platforms in IT data center
environments. The company
also featured a unique, live 4K
Ultra HD 2160p60 demonstration
at its booth and debuted its
ATSC 3.0-ready Electra universal
encoding platform and primary
distribution solution built on the
Harmonic DMS video distribution management
system. Also there, a new ProView
IRD (integrated receiver-decoder) and advanced
multiscreen ad insertion system.
INTERNATIONAL DATACASTING debuted
the Titan 3 contribution video encoder, a
high-performance, low-latency 4:2:2 video
encoder built to tackle professional
LAWO NORTH AMERICA CORP. showed
V__pro 8, a compact, fully digital, eight-channel
video processor featuring cross-format
conversion, color correction, and
audio embedding/de-embedding. Also
shown was the compact V__link4, for signal
contribution, distribution and remote
production via qualified LAN and WAN
SENCORE debuted its MRD 5800 advanced
modular receiver/decoder, featuring
support for today’s highest quality
contribution video feeds and providing
H.264, MPEG-2, 4:2:2, 4:2:0, 10-bit, and
8-bit decoding with automatic detection
THOMSON VIDEO NETWORKS displayed its
high-density ViBE EM4000 premium HD/
SD encoder, and the “anything in, anything
out” ViBE VS7000 multiscreen and
HEVC video encoder. The company also
launched the ViBE CP6100, a new half-rack
version of its CP6000 premium multichannel
video contribution platform.
AJA VIDEO showcased its Io family of
portable video and audio I/O devices,
Kona family of video capture cards, mini-converters,
converters, routers and more.
Features include 4K acquisition, playback
APANTAC launched its Micro-4K low-cost
4K to HD downconverter. It supports a 4K
input, and offers HDMI and SDI outputs
up to 1080p.The company also showed its
HDMI audio de-embedder, featuring audio
delay up to 2700 ms and support for
two channels of PCM audio, coaxial digital
audio, and compressed audio.
CINEGY launched its Cinegy Capture PRO,
a centralized multichannel, scalable ingest
tool, unifying the task of ingesting material
and generating edit or web proxies. Cinegy
Capture PRO supports many popular
industrial codecs and file formats, including
XDCAM HD 422, Avid DNxHD, High-
Profile H.264, AVCI-100, MXF and MOV.
CINNAFILM and WOHLER TECHNOLOGIES announced
the release of Cinnafilm’s Tachyon
Wormhole, a plug-in for the Wohler
RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation
Platform. The automated file-based
retiming solution enables up to plus or minus
10 percent runtime adjustment while
preserving video and audio quality, along
with closed caption integrity.
|Kendall Eckman holds up the Blackmagic Design Teranex
debuted the 9970-QS
Quad Split and 9910-DAX16 3G/SD/
HD-SDI multirate distribution amplifiers
for openGear frames. The company also
debuted its Blue Box Group BBG-1002-
UDX modular up/down/crossconverter
and the Blue Box Group BBG-1040-ACO
multi-input modular Framesync.
FOR-A showcased its FA-1010 frame synchronizer,
equipped with the various
functions needed for video production
and that enables multichannel routing
(10 video inputs and 10 video outputs).
IMAGINE COMMUNICATIONS debuted new
features for its Selenio Media Convergence Platform, now with support for
JPEG2000 and a built-in dual-channel
DVBS/S2 demodulator. Also new is Selenio
X100, a dual-channel 1RU frame
synchronizer and converter, as well as Selenio
NEXT, which reportedly offers up
to 10x the density and 10x less power
consumption than previous solutions.
INTERNATIONAL DATACASTING demonstrated
the Laser Multi Program Splicer (MPS),
a high-density solution for targeted ad
and program insertion.
GRASS VALLEY launched the LNS-3910 3G/
HD/SD line synchronizer, a member of the
company’s Densité group of signal processing
solutions, along with iControl 6.0
and the new Densité Upgrade Manager,
which decouples Densité modular card
upgrades from iControl server upgrades.
MATROX showed its Avio KVM extenders,
a transmitter/receiver pair that extends
two uncompressed-HD or one uncompressed
4K or 4K Ultra HD video, keyboard,
mouse, USB 2.0 and stereo analog
audio from the host system up to 10 km
(6.2 miles) via one duplex LC-LC fiberoptic
PESA uncaged the Cheetah DEMUX 3G,
Gen2 Output Embedder and Input Deembedder
cards, with up to
eight channels of audio de-embedding
per SD video channel
and up to 16 channels of audio
de-embedding per HD video
channel. The company also
showed its Vidblox 2K DVI
Dual Link Extender.
RIEDEL launched the Studer A-Link
Card for Mediornet, offering
massive I/O capacity in a
very small hardware footprint.
It can provide video with de-embedded
audio from the SDI
streams being sent to the Studer consoles
and return signals embedded back into
ROSS VIDEO unveiled the MC1 simple
Master Control System, with extended
EAS interface, multichannel scalable operations,
and enhanced graphics capabilities
(available as openGear module). Also
on display, the NWE-TS transport stream
Nielsen Watermarks encoder, which accepts
transport streams and will watermark
up to 10 channels simultaneously.
SNELL debuted its Sirius 800, including
frame and line synchronization for clean
switching with minimal delay, along with
the IQQMD00 4K UHD downconverter.
The company also showed a new hardware
configuration for its KudosPro signal
processing and conversion solution,
extending the system’s functionality by
adding up to two single-width modules.
TEKTRONIX debuted its next-generation
ECO8000 and ECO8020 automatic
changeover units, featuring extra redundancy
for the company’s master sync and
master clock reference generator systems.
TRIVENI DIGITAL debuted the Guidebuilder
5 PSIP, SI, and mobile ESG generator,
now featuring updated user interfaces, a
Linux OS foundation and mobile emergency
alert (M-EAS) compatibility.
WOHLER introduced enhancements to
v8 of its RadiantGrid Intelligent Media
Transformation Platform, adding a new
media processing engine that parallelizes
complex audio and video processes at
“unprecedented” speeds. Version 8.3 will
focus on new tools and capabilities.
BLACKMAGIC DESIGN launched the Teranex
Express real-time SD, HD and Ultra
HD broadcast up and down converter. It
includes 12G-SDI/dual link 6G-SDI in and
out and upgradable to optical fiber SDI in
and out, full conversion of timecode and
subtitles, 16 channels of frame accurate audio
conversions and full audio channel remapping,
reference input for built in frame
sync feature and a built-in power supply
for 110-240 VAC operation. The company
has also redesigned its recently acquired
Cintel film scanner, which scans negative
and positive 35 mm film into Ultra HD.
DELUXE debuted its OnDemand 4K UHD
Optimized Video platform, showcasing
different compression and encoding options
FOR-A debuted the URC-4000 super resolution
4K up converter, providing realtime
up-conversion of HD into 4K.
KTECH unveiled the DVM-3308, a multiple
ASI input to GigE converter. The unit accepts
up to eight ASI streams and converts
to GigE. For GigE back to multiple ASI
streams, KTech debuted the DDC-4300,
with up to six ASI outputs.
TELESTREAM launched new HEVC/x265
encoders, along with the new TrafficManager,
and Post Producer, a new content
production tool. Also at the show, Vantage
Cloud, a new product that complements
on-premise Vantage systems, allowing users
to spin up and tear down transcode
farms in the cloud.
APANTAC partnered with Wayin, a social
media technology company, to show off
its innovative social media content broadcast
solution, Wayin Broadcast. Displayed
on an Apantac TahomaDE universal multiviewer,
content was fed from a number
of graphics boxes (Vizrt, Ross, Chyron),
web pages, and video playback machines
into the DE multiviewer.
ENSEMBLE DESIGNS debuted Multiview
Magic 2.0, with an offline mode for creating
screen layouts, alarms, and fast authoring
tools. Also on display, was the
Avenue MV82, an eight input/two output
multiviewer, and the MV164, a 16 input/4
output multiviewer, and the 9480, a multiviewer
option for the Ensemble Avenue
integrated routing system.
EVERTZ unveiled their new VIP-10G advanced
multi-image display processor,
offering multiview functionality with 32
inputs of processing all via 10G streaming
FOR-A introduced its 4K compatible MV-
1620HSA, MV-42HSA and MV-4200 multiviewers
at the show. Also new was the
MV-1620HS, a compact (1RU) multiviewer
that accepts up to 16 channels of mixed
HD/SD-SDI or analog composite signals
for monitoring on one or two screens.
GEFEN debuted its 4x1 Multiview Seamless
Switcher for HDMI, which provides seamless
switching between four high-definition
sources outputting to one display.
GRASS VALLEY demonstrated the Kaleido
IP X310, which doubles the number of
simultaneous audio and video decodes
as the previous Kaleido IP X300, at half
ROHDE & SCHWARZ
|Bjoern Schmid (L) explains features of the
Rohde & Schwarz BMM-810 multiviewer to
showcased its BMM-
810 multiviewer a flexible solution for
monitoring and visualizing broadcast
video and audio services.
VOLICON showed how its Observer multiviewer
module enables users to watch
multiple programs on a network wall and
use the desktop interface to target and
begin inspecting or troubleshooting a
suspect stream without delay.
BLACKMAGIC DESIGN launched DaVinci
Resolve 11, with more than 100 new editing
and color grading features.
I-MOVIX debuted d-flicker, with advanced
fast processing capability. It provides a
solution to the lighting issues encountered
by high-speed camera users, offering
tools to enhance the quality and
sharpness of a project.
ARTEL VIDEO SYSTEMS demonstrated
its DigiLink broadcast over IP platform,
with support for HD-SDI, SD-SDI, and
DVB-ASI over IP networks. Also on demo,
JPEG2000 compression, and DigiLink’s
integrated signal routing capabilities.
BARNFIND TECHNOLOGIES debuted an ASI
to IP converter card, which bridges the
traditional video world with IP by converting
4x ASI signals into 1x IP stream.
Barnfind also showed their 1RU signal
neutral platform with 32 ports and included
a built-in router.
COMREX introduced the P1L0T IP Streaming
Server, a dedicated streaming appliance
designed with hardened Linux-based hardware
and software. It featured no moving
parts—not even a fan. AES3 and analog balanced
inputs, special audio processing options
enhanced for streaming and an intuitive
Web-based interface are included.
DEJERO launched Dejero LIVE+ Cloud
Server, which receives video streams
from any field-based Dejero LIVE+ transmitter
and transcodes them quickly and
seamlessly for publishing to the Internet.
DVEO unveiled a new NMS (network management system) server with DataMiner,
enabling operators to monitor and control
all their DVEO streaming systems
from one interface.
HARMONIC introduced the ProView 8100
commercial decoder, part of the company’s
new ProView 8000 multiformat integrated
receiver-decoders that optimize
primary distribution of video content
over satellite or IP delivery networks.
GRASS VALLEY touted its Nvision 8500 IP
gateway cards, which convert and packetize
real-time baseband video for distribution
over networks. Also new is the
IRG-3401 IP gateway (Densité 3 chassis),
a high-density, bidirectional DVB-ASI/IP
gateway, and the SME-1901 and SME-1911
streaming media encoders.
JVC launched the KMH-8000 StreamSuite
portable webcasting production system
which offers a built-in switcher that supports
up to four wireless IP live HD video
MATROX launched its Maevex 5100 Series
AV-over-IP H.264 encoders/decoders,
for full HD-quality 1080p60 video
and audio over standard IP networks
with unicast and multicast support. Also
shown was the Monarch HD, a small,
easy-to-use H.264 encoder that generates
an H.264-encoded stream compliant
with RTSP or RTMP protocol.
NEVION introduced VideoIPath 3.5, a managed
media services solution for IP, legacy
and fiber networks. Also there, next
generation Flashlink broadcast products,
and the enhanced TNS4200 media monitoring
probe, including a new DVB-S2
module for satellite monitoring.
PEBBLE BEACH unleashed the DolphinIP,
an integrated channel device delivering
MPEG-2 and H.264 streams over IP
PESA debuted the Xstream C-22 encoder/
decoder, which combines the features of
the Pesa Xstream with the flexibility and
affordability of a throwdown box.
STREAMBOX introduced Streambox Live
Service, a globally-deployed cloud-based
video service for local, national, and global
newsgathering and video acquisition
and featuring Streambox’s exclusive low
delay multipath (LDMP) network bonding
TELESTREAM showed enhancements to
its Wirecast cross-platform live streaming
software with the debut of make.tv,
which allows production and distribution
of multicamera live streams, pre-recorded
media, and mobile/audience cameras,
to Facebook, live destinations such
as YouTube Live and Ustream, CDNs, or
TERADEK introduced T-Rax, a versatile
2RU rackmount system for IP-based digital
video workflows. It accommodates a
variety of Teradek technology, including
H.264 encoders and decoders, bonded
network solutions, and software platforms
such as Sputnik and Core.
TVU NETWORKS announced an Open API
for its TVU Grid IP video, switching and
routing solution, allowing third party developers
and equipment manufacturers
can now integrate new or existing applications
and devices into the TVU Grid