—In today’s world, it’s all about data, as in:
how do we make our pictures and sound
into data, how do we manage that picture
and sound data, how do we monetize
that data, and how do we get that
data to audiences in a manner that will
make them go “oooh, and aaaahhh?” If
you’re asking these questions, then the
2014 NAB Show is the place for you—
it doesn’t matter if you work with text,
video, audio, graphics, analytics, or are
an IT geek, there’s something at the show
BLONDER TONGUE will demonstrate an EAS
system whch is suitable for campus-style
applications, university, government and
DIGITAL ALERT SYSTEMS will bring the new
DASEOC “M” series to the show, featuring
CAP message origination, EAS encoding,
CAP monitoring and EAS decoding. Also offered
for review is DASDEC’s multistation
software with multilingual text-to-speech
and the company’s mobile EAS solution.
GORMAN REDLICH will show the CAPDEC1
with EAS logging, a CAP converter
that connects to any manufacturer’s EAS
equipment. The CAP-DEC1 translates
CAP alerts into EAS headers and analog
audio that is connected into an EAS unit.
BHV BROADCAST will debut Syntax Bridge,
the newest member of the Syntax HD upconverter
series. 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.
ENCO SYSTEMS will demo its enCaption3
live automated captioning system, which
features an enhanced, real-time speech
NEXIDIA will show QC v2.1,
which automates quality
control of closed captions,
video description and languages
for broadcast and IP workflows.
QCv2.1 integrates into AmberFin’s UQC
solution and Telestream Vantage broadcast
TELESTREAM will demo 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.
AMBERFIN will show iCR v10, with support
for new codecs and wrappers, new
enterprise-class features, an option for
2:3 adaptive cadence correction, and enhancements
to UQC, their Unified Quality
DIGITAL RAPIDS will showcase the
StreamZ Live 4000EX advanced multiscreen
encoder for live and linear multiscreen
applications from IPTV and OTT
headends and live event streaming. The
company will also show the StreamZ
Live 8000EX integrated broadcast/multiscreen
encoder which simplifies the
convergence of core linear television and
multiplatform streaming operations.
will show off
its video processing platforms which include
Elemental Live, Elemental Server,
Elemental Conductor, Elemental Cloud
and Elemental Stream.
ERICSSON will show their AVP 4000 Solution, including the AVP 4000 system encoder
that’s powered by Ericsson’s own
proprietary programmable video processing
chip. The AVP can be deployed in
multiple applications including SD, HD,
and UHD, with codecs including MPEG-2,
MPEG-4 AVC and JPEG2000.
ENVIVIO will showcase Muse HEVC Live,
which is designed to optimize compression
for higher resolutions including
1080p or 4K. Also look for Muse HEVC
On-Demand, a software-based multiscreen
transcoder that accelerates time-to-market,
along with Envivio Spark, a flexible solution
for video reception, decoding, and
multiplexing of variable bitrate signals.
HAIVISION will debut the Makito X Single
or Dual SDI and Makito X DVI encoders.
Also being shown is the new Makito XR
encoders ruggedized for ground-based deployments
that require resilience to harsh
environments, and the new Makito X Decoder,
a low-latency, dual-channel decoder.
HARMONIC will feature a unique, live 4K
Ultra HD 2160p60 demonstration at its
booth. The company is also featuring its
ATSC 3.0-ready Electra universal multifunction,
multiformat encoding platform along
with a primary distribution solution built
on the Harmonic DMS video distribution
management system and a new ProView
IRD (integrated receiver-decoder). The
company will also show its advanced multiscreen
ad insertion system that leverages
the ProMedia family and ProStream with
ACE broadcast and multiscreen transcoder,
and integrates with advertising ecosystem
partners to enable the monetization of
INTERNATIONAL DATACASTING is bringing
along its TITAN 3 contribution video encoder,
a high performance, low-latency
4:2:2 video encoder that’s built to tackle
professional outside broadcasting tasks.
LAWO NORTH AMERICA will showcase the
V__pro 8, a compact, fully digital, eight-channel
video processor featuring crossformat
conversion, color correction, and
audio embedding/de-embedding. Also at
the show, the compact V__link4, for signal
contribution, distribution and remote
production via qualified LAN and WAN
THOMSON VIDEO NETWORKS will display
the ViBE EM4000 premium HD/SD encoder,
with a density of eight HD MPEG-4
AVC channels in a 1RU chassis. Also look
for the ViBE VS7000 multiscreen and
HEVC video encoder.
WORK MICROWAVE has partnered with
Adtec Digital to launch Video ACM, an integrated
data/video (DaVid) modem and
encoding solution that combines Work
Microwave’s DVB-S2 Modem SK-DV with
Adtec’s EN-91 MPEG-4 HD ultra-low delay
encoder for enhanced video contribution.
APANTAC will showcase their Micro-4K, a
low-cost 4K to HD downconverter. It supports
a 4K input, and offers HDMI and SDI
outputs up to 1080p. The company will
also demo 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.
COBALT DIGITAL will debut their 9970-QS
Quad Split, and 9910-DAX16 3G/SD/HDSDI
multirate distribution amplifiers for
openGear frames. While there, also check
out the Blue Box Group BBG-1002-UDX
modular up/down/cross converters, and
the Blue Box Group BBG-1040-ACO multi-input
modular framesync (also available
in card format (9940-ACO) for openGear).
CRYSTAL VISION will launch its dual-channel
TANDEM 320, which can embed and
de-embed into two separate 3Gbps, HD
or SD video streams. While at the booth,
check out the ADP 310 audio processor
and delay line, providing processing and
delay for four stereo pairs of AES or two
stereo analog pairs.
DEKTEC DIGITAL VIDEO B.V. will fire up the
DTA-2174 QUAD 3G-SDI PCIe card, featuring
four ports bidirectional 3G-SDI with ASI
and gunlock. The company will also demo
its DTU-351-SY HD-SDI to USB-3 adaptor
with SdEye software, featuring an HD-SDI
to USB-3 adaptor for real-time monitoring
of uncompressed SD and HD signals.
ESE will demonstrate the DV-242 and DV-
242/LOOP, an SDI digital video (3G, HD
& SD) Quad 1 x 2 distribution amplifier,
and the ES-289E, an IPV4/IPV6-compatible
NTP time server. Also check out the HD-
491/SD, an HD and SD SDI timecode decoder/
generator that can also be used as a
will show the 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).
HARRIS BROADCAST will show an updated
Selenio IP media convergence platform,
offering more than a 50 percent reduction
in rack space, along with the Selenio
NEXT, which the company says offers up
to 10 times the density and 10 times less
power consumption of previous products.
INTERNATIONAL DATACASTING will demonstrate
the LASER Multi Program Splicer
(MPS), a high-density system for targeted
ad and program insertion.
LYNX TECHNIK will debut the APPolo
flexGUI, which introduces a customized
and highly interactive display for
Series 5000 modular equipment. Also at
the booth, check out the APPolo Control
System, featuring a trigger for pre-programmed
and automated actions.
MIRANDA will show
its LNS-3910 3G/HD/
SD line synchronizer, a
member of the Densité range of signal processing
solutions, which provides a clean
output on video input hot switches within
a 10-line buffer.
will demo 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 6.2
miles (10 km) via one duplex LC-LC fiberoptic
PESA will uncage the Cheetah Demux
3G, the Gen2 output embedder and input
de-embedder 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.
Also check out the Vidblox 2K DVI
dual link extender.
RIEDEL will show the Studer A-Link Card
for MediorNet, which offers massive
I/O capacity in a very small hardware
footprint. It can provide video with deembedded
audio from the SDI streams
being sent to the Studer consoles, with
return signals embedded back into the
ROSS VIDEO plans to unveil their MC1
simple master control system, with extended
EAS interface, multichannel scalable
operations, and enhanced graphics
capabilities (available as openGear module).
Also on display is their new transport
stream Nielsen Watermarks encoder,
NWE-TS, which will watermark up to
10 channels simultaneously.
SNELL will bring along their Sirius 800
which includes frame and line synchronization
for clean switching with minimal
delay, and also the IQQMD00 4K UHD
downconverter. The company will also
demo a new hardware configuration for
its KudosPro signal processing and conversion
solution, extending the system’s
functionality by adding up to two singlewidth
TEKTRONIX will debut their new ECO8000
and ECO8020 next-generation master
sync and master clock reference generator
systems. The automatic changeover
units provide extra redundancy for sync
generator systems by offering a dual hot-swappable
power supply system.
TRIVENI DIGITAL will showcase the
GuideBuilder DM (Digital Media)
Unified Metadata Management Platform
for metadata generation. along
with GuideBuilder 5 PSIP, SI, and an
ESG generator with Mobile Emergency
Alert System (M-EAS) functionality.
WOHLER will introduce enhancements
to v8 of its RadiantGrid Intelligent
Media Transformation Platform now with
a new media processing engine that parallelizes
complex audio and video processes
at “unprecedented” speeds.
APPEAR TV will demo its high-channel
density, multiformat SD/HD transcoder
module, which provides “any to any” format
transcodes, supporting four HD, or
up to 16 SD, channels per module. The
company will also debut a new multiscreen/
OTT encoder module which supports
baseband SDI input for all screen
KTECH is bringing the DVM-3308, a multiple
ASI input to GigE converter to the
show. The unit accepts as many as eight
ASI streams and converts to GigE. For
GigE back to multiple ASI streams, KTech
will offer their DDC-4300 which provides
as many as six ASI outputs.
SONNET will launch their Echo Express
III-D and III-R, the first devices of their
kind to ship with 20 Gbps Thunderbolt
2 interfaces. The company will also debut
the Echo Express SE II and the Echo Express
SEL, both with Thunderbolt 2.
TELESTREAM will debut new HEVC/x265
encoders, along with a new TrafficManager,
which automates spot ingest, media
processing, loudness correction and format
APANTAC will demo its line of Tahoma
multiviewers and Crescent Video Walls.
AXON will bring to the show their Syn-
View multiviewers, with one-field delay.
The SynView multiviewers are 3Gbps,
HD and feature low latency.
ENSEMBLE DESIGNS will debut its Multiview
Magic 2.0, which delivers an offline
mode for creating screen layouts, alarms
for ensuring signal integrity, new fast authoring
tools and independent Edit and
Control modes, giving users precise controls
for particular jobs.
EVERTZ will showcase their new VIP-10G
advanced multi-image display processor,
offering multiview functionality with 32
inputs of processing all via 10G streaming
physical interfaces. The VIP-10G displays
inputs at any size, aspect ratio and
position on a single display.
FOR-A plans to show 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 is bringing the 4x1 multiview
switcher for HDMI, which provides seamless
switching between four HD sources
outputting to one display.
MIRANDA will demo the Kaleido IP X310,
which doubles the number of simultaneous
audio and video decodes as the previous
Kaleido IP X300, at half the size.
VOLICON will show 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.
ARTEL VIDEO SYSTEMS will highlight DigiLink,
with support for HD-SDI, SD-SDI,
and DVB-ASI over IP networks. The company
will also demo JPEG2000 compression
and DigiLink’s integrated signal routing
BARNFIND TECHNOLOGIES will launch a
new ASI to IP converter card that converts
4 x ASI signals into 1 x IP stream
and will be available in the BarnOne
frame BTF1-09 special frame.
DBI (DIGITAL BROADCAST INC.) will hit the
floor with MediaFire 4K for 4K, HD, SD,
mobile and web delivery via the MediaFire
automated master control systems.
DIGIGRAM is bringing AQILIM *FIT/LE,
a professional video encoder equipped
with 2 GigE interfaces and offering complete
GLOBECAST will highlight its Globecast
XN, a suite of solutions the company offers
to its broadcast clients, via which
content can be quickly delivered to new
markets and worldwide audiences, using
the public Internet.
HARMONIC will debut the ProView 8100
commercial decoder, part of the company’s
new ProView 8000 family of multiformat
(IRD) that optimize primary distribution
of video content over satellite or IP delivery
MEDIA LINKS will demo transmission of
4K video over IP with the MD8000. Also
look for their 4K MD8400, a modular,
multimedia IP-based transport platform
designed to offer service providers and
broadcasters reduced cost-of-entry.
MATROX will show the 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. The company
will also demo the Monarch HD H.264
encoder that generates an H.264-encoded
stream compliant with RTSP or RTMP
MIRANDA will display its Nvision 8500 IP
gateway cards, which convert and packetize
real-time baseband video for distribution
over Ethernet. And don’t miss the
IRG-3401 IP Gateway (for their Densité
3 chassis), a high-density, bidirectional
DVB-ASI/IP gateway, as well as the new
SME-1901 and SME-1911 streaming media
NEVION will return with v3.5 of VideoIPath,
the company’s managed media
services system for IP, legacy and fiber
PEBBLE BEACH will unleash DolphinIP,
an integrated channel device which delivers
an MPEG-2 and H.264 stream over
IP (TSoIP). This adds full-resolution IP delivery
to the Dolphin range, and complements
the IP output capability.
|PESA XSTREAM C-22
will debut their Xstream C-22 encoder/
decoder, which combines the features
of the PESA Xstream with the flexibility
and affordability of a throwdown
box. Features include user-selectable
choice of two encoders, two decoders,
or one of each.
TELVUE will present new
features to the TelVue HyperCaster
4.1 IP broadcast server, including up to
20 HD or SD channels in 1RU, integrated
graphics, the company’s IP StreamThru
switching, PiD remapping and more.
TERADEK will introduce their T-Rax, a
versatile rackmount system for IP-based
digital video workflows. The 2RU unit
accommodates a variety of Teradek technology,
including H.264 encoders and
decoders, bonded network solutions,
and software platforms such as Sputnik
TIGHTROPE MEDIA SYSTEMS will debut
Cablecast Live 100, a streaming server
that streams H.264 HLS to iPhones, iPads,
Android devices and desktops.
TVU NETWORKS will demo TVU Grid, its
IP video switching, routing and distribution
package that allows broadcasters to
share live video streams between multiple
remote locations and switch between
them with minimal latency.