—As with last year’s Gear Guide
and the Gear Redux of 2012
, this is by no means a complete list of products and technologies to be on display at the NAB Show, but rather a substantial sampling from the hundreds of announcements and notifications we have received since January, some of them multiple times. (We’re not complaining. OK, perhaps we are.
) Links to product previews by category are included below the list here. Live long and prosper. ~ DMc
Los Angeles-based Xytech
will debut a new version of the company's MediaPulse “facility management”
software with an updated interface, adapters for Miranda, Telestream and Avi
products, and new MetaVault media asset management software.
of Havant, England,will
demonstrate new features of its Momentum MAM and workflow automation platform,
including Active directory support to drive security policies via centralized
IT systems, proxy browse to manage captions and subtitles, and an HTML5
of Farmingdale, N.Y., will
showcase new and expanded closed-captioning technology.
of Salt Lake City will
introduce next-generation automation and media asset management systems.
of New York
will showcase asset management tools
supporting tapeless workflow processes ranging from content creation to
Unified Video Technologies of Miami
will debut a new front-end interface for its uVOD
Málaga, Spain’s Tedial
will demonstrate advancements to
its media asset management platform.
of Wembley, England will
showcase enhancements to its Integrated Broadcast Management System.
of Burlington, Mass., will
highlight five new applications for the company’s Observer Media Intelligence
Platform, an enterprise platform that records media from ingest to play-out as
well as multiple on-air broadcasts.
Switzerland, will release an update for its vMix+ mixing, routing, and control
is bringing QC v2.1, which automates
quality control and compliance of closed captions, video descriptions, and
languages for broadcast and IP workflows.
Calif., will debut its Leader FS3140 QC software that combines waveform and
vectorscope displays with automated QC software.
of Fremont, Calif.,
will show Monitor IQ multichannel signal monitoring, logging, compliance and archiving.
of Beaverton, Ore., will
unveil the QCloud cloud-based QC software subscription platform.
of Oslo, Norway
will debut QoE monitoring of broadcast and digital media delivery, with support
for regionally inserted material.
of Weisbaden, Germany will
demonstrate select features of its FlashNet content management solution, which
integrates with NRCS, MAM or automation control systems.
of Aylesbury, England,
will show new software elements added
to its Mediaflex media asset management system.
of Boston will showcase
EditShare Storage v7, a high-performance storage platform with a new EditShare
of Oak Ridge,
Tenn., will demonstrate its new PackeTV modular, end-to-end IP video network
and asset management solution.
will launch vers.
3.0 of its Aframe cloud video platform.
of Bergen, Norway,
will feature Mosart Newscast Automation 3.6.
of Campbell, Calif.,
will highlight RTM Reduced Reference operating mode, the newest enhancement to
its RTM A/V monitoring technology.
Jerusalem, Israel’s SinctecMedia
showcase the latest version of its OnAir broadcast management solutions,
including the OnAir Standard, a configurable, off-the-shelf platform.
of Golden, Colo., will
showcase Cache-A Library80+, the first in a new range of modular archive
expansion appliances that increase LTO-tape archive storage in 200 TB
increments up to 1.3 PB.
will unveil FORK
Xchange Suite v3.0, which provides Web access to content on FORK production
servers from any Windows, Mac or tablet device.
of Liège, Belgium,
will demonstrate its XT3/XS server, new live browsing software
and Web-based remote production tools stemming from EVS C-Cast connected
Weybridge, England’s Pebble Beach
is launching Marina Lite, a new automation platform aimed at
smaller operations for up to four channels.
Prague, Czechoslovakia’s Aveco
bring its new Redwood news-studio- and channel-in-a-box technology.
Capture & Production
of Newark, N.J., is bring the AJ-PX270,
its first P2 camcorder with AVC-Ultra recording.
will launch an
ultra-compact, all-in-one digital cinema camera and recording package for 2D
and S3D production.
a For-A company,
will bring the FoZ-B3 ultra high-sensitivity HD camera.
Texas, will show remote-controlled miniature camera heads and accessories.
, with U.S. offices
in Valhalla, N.Y., will debut two new HDTV lenses, the Premier PL 14-35mm
Cabrio wide-angle lens (ZK2.5x14) and XA55x9.5 HDTV telephoto box style lens.
of Bad Kreuznac, Germany,
will introduce new 18, 25 and 100mm Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon FF-Prime lenses
for digital cinematography and a wide-angle adapter for the Fujinon 19-90mm
of Flower Mount, Texas,
will show CTRL R, a touchscreen PTZ camera-control software application that
controls up to 16 cameras and runs on tablets or computers with Windows 7/8.
Matthews Studio Equipment
Burbank, Calif., will debut the new Minivator II, a lighting stand capable of
supporting a payload up to 80 pounds.
Sachtler of Eching, Germany,
debut a 75mm aluminum ENG 75/2 D HD tripod that supports a payload range up to
of Verneuil-sur-Avre, France,
will unveil StarliteHD, a new concept on-board 5-inch, 3G-SDI HD OLED field
Osaka, Japan’s Nipros
introduce two new combination monitor/viewfinders to its expanding line of
camera conversion systems and accessories.
England, will launch the Polecam Professional Pack, a portable, lightweight
remote head camera jib capable of supporting larger broadcast and cinematic
cameras, such as RED, Canon, and Panasonic models.
of Cedar Grove, N.J., is
releasing new limited, special edition LP 54 tripods and celebrating 60 years
of Glendale, Calif., will
unveil its new 3x24 WECO video
monitoring patchbay that adds an additional monitor row to the traditional
two-row WECO patchbay without exceeding the 2-RU panel height.
of Mons, Belgium,
will bring its new X10 Ultra Slomo gear.
Tightrope Media Systems
of St. Paul,
Minn., will show a new 2x2 version of its Zeplay slomo instant replay platform,
and release Zeplay 3.0 with enhanced audio capability and improved storyboard
and editing window layouts. Tightrope will also unveil enhancements to CableCast,
including H.264 streaming and support for Snell/Pro-Bel and Aja routers.
of Darmstadt, Germany, will
unveil its Scanity HDR film scanner, which delivers HDR for black-and-white
film materials, variable speeds and horizontal and vertical image stability.
Digital Anarchy of Brisbane, Calif., will showcase Flicker Free, a new
plug-in to deflicker video.
of Irving, Texas,
will demo two new control options for its Safire 3 real-time chroma keyer,
including a dedicated touchscreen control panel and a Web browser for any
will present “The Future of Live
Sports Production,” the latest technological breakthroughs and innovations in
mobile broadcasting vehicle design.
Twickenham, England’s Autoscript
will launch WinPlus Remote, an iOS-based teleprompting system that delivers
up-to-date scripts to users in the field, worldwide.
Alameda, Calif.’s Clear-Com
will demonstrate enhancements to the Eclipse
HX digital matrix intercom systems.
Chatsworth, Calif.-based Litepanels
Hilio LED lights.
Eden Park Illumination
of Champaign, Ill., brings microplasma, plat-panel
L.A.’s Hive Lighting will showcase the Bee Plasma Flood light and
Holographic Diffusing Polycarbonate lenses.
Inglewood, Calif.-based International
is debuting the Lumos Hawk 150 W ED Fresnel; the Nexto DI Video
Storage-Air, a portable Wi-Fi-backup device; the Varavon V Slider; new
PhotoClam carbon-fiber and aluminum tripds; and Explorer cases, etc.
of Leighton Buzzard,
England, will debut the HMI-Focusable Floodlight Platinum Blonde 1,200 W HMI
Huntsville, Ala.-based PESA
the Smart32 remote control
panel with 32 dynamically reprogrammable LCD buttons arranged in a 2x16
configuration; the upgraded Cheetah Demux-3G de-embedding cards and Mux-3G
embedding cards that integrate Cheetah 3G I/O video signals with Cheetah DRS
Mass., will showcase a new multichannel HD slow-motion replay system that works
with any Broadcast Pix integrated production system or independently in other
of Iroquois, Ontario,
will showcase its Vision Tritium production switcher, which is making its North
of West Yorkshire, England, will to unveil the, DBUH200, a modular
block-frequency converter that accepts any mix of two frequency converter
Studio Technologies of Skokie,
debut its Model 412 Fiber Transport System
portable or rack-mounted system for transporting multiple serial digital video,
MADI digital audio, and gigabit Ethernet signals over single-mode optical
of Dorval, Quebec, Canada, will bring the
Monarch HD H.264 encoder, which can simultaneously stream a live event and
record a master-quality version for post.
of Basingstoke, England,
will unveil a new version of iCR that supports new codecs for streaming, and
wrappers for broadcast and archive conversion workflows.
of Owslebury, England,
will introduce Syntax Bridge, the newest member of the Syntax HD upconverter
series, to the U.S. market.
Montreal, Quebec’s Haivision will unveil technology that
enables live HEVC baseband encoding and H.264-to-HEVC or HEVC-to-H.264
of Cincinnati is bringing its latest Maxiva TV and
DAB radio transmitters.
of Marlow, England, will launch Axius managed Ethernet
switches with IEEE 1588 synchronization.
Work Microwave of Holzkirchen,
Germany will show its satellite transport optimization line.
Inmarsat of London will bring BGAN HDR and showcase the IsatPhone
Pro 2 as well as the new IsatHub, a portable, lightweight device that,
once connected to the satellite network, generates a WiFi hot spot that can be
accessed by up to nine devices.
Multidyne of Locust, Valley,
N.Y. will show its Dingo cards, which transport a range of camera signals over
a single fiber-optic cable.
Artel Video Systems
Mass., will demo its DigiLink platform for transporting broadcast-quality media
across fiber, IP networks, and optical backbones.
of Sandefjord, Norway, will
debut Video/Path 3.5 managed media transport platform with an improved user
interface, multi-tenanting support.
the Nano HDTX wireless HD video transmitter designed for POV and body-worn
of Skokie, Ill.,
will debut its Model 412 Fiber Transport System for transporting multiple
serial digital video, MADI digital audio, as well as gigabit Ethernet signals
over single-mode optical fibers.
Junction, N.J. will launch the fifth generation of its StreamScope MT-50 DTV
transport stream analysis and troubleshooting tool.
of Santa Clarita,
Calif., will unveil Testor Lite 3G, a handheld multiformat test signal
generator with local touchscreen control.
of Mountain View,
Calif., will showcase TVU MLink rack-mountable cellular uplink transmitters
that automatically aggregate multiple cellular, microwave and satellite
of Flensburg, Germany,
will launch four products for IP radio, audio contribution via satellite and
IP, and DAB/DAB+ applications.
London’s Boxx TV
Zenith, a new long-range wireless ENG transmitter with reduced delay, built-in
talkback, and tally and iris control.
of Chandler, Ind., will
introduce the UF Series Bandpass Filters, an enhanced UHF mask filter product
line featuring temperature-compensated designs for 8-VSB or COFDM
Calif., will bring version 8.3 of its RadiantGrid Intelligent Media
Transformation Platform, with tools to streamline file-based media processing
for efficient content delivery across all formats and platforms, including OTT
and other Internet-delivered services.
Bulgaria, recently acquired by Masstech, is bringing the latest version of its
AirBo playout and streaming automation server.
Kitchener, Ontario’s Dejero is
highlighting the Dejero Live+ Cloud Server for streaming live and recorded
video to websites and mobile devices.
Visual Unity Global of
Prague, Czech Republic,
will showcase the latest versions of its vuMedia OTT platform
and vuMobile cloud-based second-screen content
Calabasas, Calif.’s DTS
will showcase a demo of DTS-HD Layered
on a mobile device. DTS-HD
Layered Audio is said to enable
“online services to efficiently stream audio at various bit-rates from a single
Miranda of Montreal, Quebec, will
bring an updated version of iControl content monitoring and control software.
Six-point-oh has an enhanced alarm panel, a simpler admin web interface,
better security, more channel playlist and playout server controls, support for
control over audio/video fingerprints, lip-sync errors and content mismatch
detection in relevant modules.
of Irvine, Calif. will showcase its
Thunderbolt 2-to-PCI Express
expansion systems and 4U rack-mount
enclosures for new Mac Pro computers.
of Gainesville, Fla., will
show TheQ, a new cloud-based acquisition application for creating, editing, and
managing digital media metadata and file structure. TheQ will replace
Florical’s legacy acquisition products, such as MediaFiler, MediaTimer and
InventoryBrowser, over the next couple of years.
Orad Hi-Tec Systems
of Kfar Saba,
Israel, will unveil 4Designer and RenderEngine7, its next-generation real-time
graphics authoring software.
England, will preview new capabilities planned for the next release of mocha
Pro and mocha AE planar motion-tracking and visual-effects software
Sydney, Australia’s Fairlight
will unveil EVO.Live, a digital audio mixing console intended for live
broadcast, OB trucks, houses of worship, among other production applications.
, with U.S. offices in Buena
Park, Calif., will launch the R Remote standalone Windows application for
remote control of R Series I/O rack units.
of Risskov, Denmark,
will announce that RTW’s Loudness Quality Logger is now compatible with the TC
Electronic TM7 and TM9 TouchMonitors.
General Dynamics Mediaware
of Canberra, Australia, will demo
frame-accurate linear HEVC splicing.
Denver’s Imagine Communications
formerly known as Harris Broadcast, is bringing out Selenio X100 signal
processing to accommodate 4K.
Faroudja’s new company, Faroudja Enterprises,
will introduce its Video Bitrate Reducer, the VBR100 in
the Wynn Parlor Suites E.
For-A of Cypress, Calif., will bring
its URC-4000 super-resolution 4K upconverters.
New York-based Adder will be launching 4K-capable KVM
products, including a firmware upgrade to the AdderLink XD522—a high resolution
DisplayPort and Thunderbolt display extender.
Calif., will feature a live 4K Ultra HD 2160/60p demonstration, and the latest
in its encoding, stream processing, storage and playout solutions.
of Cypress, Calif.,will
showcase a new version of its FT-One 4K super slow-motion camera. The new
version offers fiber I/O connections built directly into the unit. The
company’s new ZE-ONE 4K extraction system will debut.
Samaserve-Nipros Systemized Camera
Samaserve of Ramsey, N.J., will spotlight its Nipros LS-750/GT
camera-mounted fiber-adapter system, which works with any 4K camera. It’s said
to simultaneously acquire and pass uncompressed 4K and HD signals.
of Basingstoke, England,will have its Ultra 4K toolbox, which
incudes 4K waveform analyzers, test signal generators, and monitoring tools.
Portland, Ore.-based Apantac
launch new 4K converters that are part of its Crescent line of signal
will host an 8K Technology
Exhibit with the latest advances in Super-Hi-Vision.
renamed Harris Broadcast transmission business, will demo their ATSC 3.0-based
“Futurecast Universal Terrestrial Broadcast System” by streaming one 4K and two
mobile TV signals in a 6 MHz channel.
will present the latest
iteration of its Super Hi-Vision system, including a closed-circuit
demonstration of over-the-air transmission of 8K content in a single 6 MHz UHF
of New York will highlight its systems integration
services for IT, IP and baseband installations.
Digital Alert Systems
Lyndonville, N.Y., will showcase its range of next-generation EAS/CAP
of Los Angeles
will debut its MN-MIMO wireless broadband communications system.
Sacramento, Calif.-based Jampro Antennas
will show broadband antennas and filters.
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