When attending the world's largest electronics media event, you'll face a wide variety of technologies, companies and products. How do you find that one, best-fit graphics platform or transmitter? Who offers the best weather radar or NLE? Finding the answers to these and other product-specific questions is sometimes difficult.
Fortunately, the editors at Broadcast Engineering are here to help. More than 250 new products are highlighted on the next 28 pages — more than you'll find anywhere else. To help your search be efficient, we've broken down the hundreds of products into 29 equipment categories. Along with complete descriptions, many listings include a photo so you'll know more about the solutions offered.
So, read on. The answers to tomorrow's technology challenges lie just ahead.
Aviom Pro64 series
Audio-networking products based on A-Net audio transport protocol; can distribute audio without being restricted by the physical locations of inputs and outputs or the direction of the signal flow; in auto mode, up to 64 channels (24b, 48kHz) are distributed throughout the entire network.
WIRELESS AUDIO SYSTEM
Beyerdynamic Opus 900
Offers a wide variety of transmitters, including the DM 960 S, DM 960 B and the DM 969 S dynamic transmitters, the EM 981 S and the CM 930 B condenser transmitters, and the TS 900 M and TS 900 C pocket transmitters with rechargeable contacts — which are also outfitted with an ACT infrared interface for frequency setting; offers three receivers with 99 preprogrammed frequencies.
Allows cable, satellite, IPTV and terrestrial broadcasters to automatically analyze and correct program loudness; the codec options provide faster than real-time encoding, decoding and transcoding of the most common broadcast media files and audio formats; normalizes the loudness of audio programs with no impact on their original dynamic range.
BIAMPLIFIED ACTIVE MONITORS, SUBWOOFERS
Genelec 8200/7200 DSP series
8200 series of biamplified active monitors and 7200 series of active subwoofers allow for all standard AES/EBU formats of digital audio; accept sampling rates ranging from 32kHz to 192kHz and traditional analog signals; integrated software allows 25 of the 8200 loudspeakers and five of the 7200 subwoofers to be denied and controlled via standard Cat 5 cabling.
JBL Professional LSR4300 series
Measures and automatically compensates for low-frequency problems with built-in analyzers; includes high-resolution 24b, 96kHz AES/EBU and S/PDIF digital inputs to interface with digital broadcast consoles, computer audio I/O, playback sources and processors.
METADATA FRAME SYNCHRONIZER, GENERATOR
Linear Acoustic LA-5180 MetaMAX
Accepts external metadata via industry-standard RS-485 input or from the VANC space of an applied HD-SDI signal; analyzes and regenerates this metadata to keep it consistent and error-free.
NEARFIELD REFERENCE MONITOR
Klein + Hummel O 300
Features a system with three magnetically shielded drivers, low-distortion reproduction and neutral sound stage from 40Hz to 20kHz; includes a monitor designed to allow impulse peaks through and to respond with limiting only when a voice coil is in danger of thermal overload or a power amp risks overheating.
Network Electronics AV-SD-XMUX
Can embed/de-embed four AES signals simultaneously; features a built-in 18 × 16 AES router with four individual audio delay lines, AES inputs with sample rate conversion from 30kHz to 200kHz and audio processing within each AES group.
AUDIO MONITORING SOLUTION
TSL AMU2 8HD Dolby
Is HD- and fully Dolby E- and D-compatible; enables the audio channels from Dolby E and Dolby Digital signal streams to be decoded and accurately monitored for level and phase; up to eight individual audio signals are displayed on eight 53-segment tricolor bar graphs, with both PPM and VU scales.
+44 1628 676 200; www.tsl.co.uk
AUDIO MIXERS, ON-AIR, PORTABLE, STUDIO, PLAYBACK
REMOTE ANALOG I/O BOX
A 2RU analog I/O unit with 24 mic/line inputs and eight line outputs; has built-in PSU redundancy with single or optional dual IEC power connections; features phantom power indication on mic inputs and a tri-color signal LED indicating whether audio is present, normal or at clip for each input.
+44 142 284 2159; www.calrec.com
COMPACT DIGITAL CONSOLE
Calrec Audio Omega with Bluefin
Small digital console with high-density signal processing and 160 mono DSP paths; features 8 × 5.1 surround, stereo or audio groups, and 20 auxiliary outputs (20 mono or 10 stereo) and 48 outputs for multitrack or general-purpose feeds.
+44 142 284 2159; www.calrec.com
Studer Score Live
For use with the Vista range of consoles; provides for up to 10 DSP card slots; can hold up to 12 I/O cards of various formats and additional GPIO; occupies 6RU; is user-configurable to maximize the use of the DSP in different applications; maintains full redundancy.
PCI AUDIO INTERFACE
Solid State Logic Mixpander
64-channel PCI audio interface for PCs is designed to be used with the Xlogic Alpha-Link audio converter range; when combined with the Alpha-Link converter range, Mixpander offers ultra-low latency audio monitoring with plug-in processing in place; up to four cards can be used in a single PC.
DIGITAL AUDIO MIXER
Euphonix System 5-B
Comprises a control surface, digital processing core, digital and analog interfaces, and a system management software application called eMix; is designed for high-quality sound, with full support for 24-bit I/O and internal processing at 40-bit floating point.
Switchcraft StudioPatch 6425
Connects to I/O interfaces with common DB25 cables; includes phantom power and changeable normaling positions that can be set at full normal, half normal or non-normal modes.
Features 12 programmable switches, redundant failsafe DSP/CPU card options, motorized faders, redundant power supply option, switched meters with system-wide access, a dedicated master, and group and DCM faders; includes 5.1 surround sound plus three stereo masters, eight stereo subgroup mixes and eight mix-minus outputs.
AUDIO ROUTING, DISTRIBUTION
Lawo Nova73 HD
Is scalable up to 8192 mono channels; synchronous system has defined latency of few samples; features a variety of interfaces and direct ATM link; is 96kHz and Dolby E compatible with integrated signal processing.
+49 7222 10020; www.lawo.de
DISTRIBUTED ROUTING SWITCHER
QuStream PESA Cheetah DRS 64×64
Offers all AES/analog/time code or mix with 64 AES or analog inputs by 64 analog or AES outputs; features include Dolby E routing, soft switching and delay functionality in the input and output frames.
WIRELESS MATRIX KEYPANELS
Telex/RTS KP-612E and KP-412E
Twelve-position key panels available with push-button or lever key fit in a standard 19RU; feature two encoders: one for headset, microphone, auxiliary input and matrix in volume adjustment, and the other a knob for menu selection.
FIBER-OPTIC TRANSMISSION SYSTEM
Communications Specialties Pure Digital Fiberlink 7500 Series
Transmits all single-link DVI resolutions up to 1920 × 1200 and stereo audio over one single-mode, non-proprietary fiber; supports distances up to 15km; features a DVI loop-thru for monitor and EDID; provides two DVI outputs.
AUTOMATION, INCLUDING NEWS AND MASTER CONTROL
MicroFirst Engineering MPC-3200
Is housed in a 1RU box, powered by a Motorola PowerPC processor; provides frame-accurate serial machine control for up to 32 serially controlled devices, which are software-configurable to RS-232 or RS-422/485.
AUTOMATION AND ASSET MANAGEMENT
Florical Systems Acuitas
Is based on non-proprietary computer hardware; users can ingest, tag, play and archive digital content; supports single multistation and multichannel environments; auto-reconciles traffic; offers drag-and-drop operation.
OmniBus Systems OPUS News & Sports Logging
Features fast one-button-press news logging using configurable events buttons, as well as intuitive on-screen control of live and prerecorded fees; includes capabilities for recalling, sorting and accessing content across multiple systems.
+44 8705 004339; www.omnibus.tv
ASSET AND WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT
OBOR Digital Zeus
For physical asset management, tracks equipment using identifiers such as name, description and location; for technical workflow management, provides ticket generation and management, automatic routine ticket generation, interdepartmental communications, shift notes and service scheduling; for workforce management, offers personnel scheduling, assignment of duties, time card management and safety integration; for overall management, offers budgeting tools, key performance indicators, safety reports and training overviews.
Miranda Xmedia Suite
Streamlines both live production and channel branding graphics workflows; is ideal for all types of news programs, including special events such as elections, as well as for branding and promotional graphics in master control; an open and modular architecture allows scaling from a single user up to hundreds of users across multiple locations.
Is built upon the NEXIO XS shared storage server architecture; includes a new generation of Harris editors, optimized for fast cutting and airing of news; with servers, editors and graphics systems working directly on the NEXIO storage area network, NewsForce provides newscasters with a streamlined, MOS-enabled infrastructure for producing, processing, distributing and managing SD and HD content.
BOOTH: N3100, N2502
Playlist software directs digital feeds by serving them to air in a controlled sequential order of events; automatically rolls through video server or VTR content and produces a continuous stream of aired video; allows users to control audio playback devices for voice-overs, downstream keyers, logo inserters and more from within the playlist.
Combines digital master control and multiformat routing in the same frame; is only 8RU, allowing facilities to save on valuable rack space; features optional built-in Dolby E decoding and a host of standard features that include A/B mixing with full auto transition control, multilevel video keying, logo store, two-picture squeezeback and audio over mixer.
MASTER CONTROL AND PLAYOUT
OmniBus Systems iTX 1.2
Is designed to replace all of the functions of a broadcast master control and playout chain in a single software application; is fully featured for both SD and HD environments; new features include multiple audio tracks for multilanguage applications, open and closed captions, HD ingest, MXF and GXF support, and live instant playback for news, sports and entertainment programs.
+44 8705 004339; www.omnibus.tv
Pro-Bel Morpheus Foundation
Automation system suitable for one to six channels; offers many of the advance features of the Morpheous system in a compact, low-cost package; addresses key content management and delivery areas, including ingest, storage management, playout, master control and router automation, real-time manual intervention and feedback, and graphics/logo insertion.
Quantel Newsbox HD
The self-contained news system arrives ready to go on-air straight out of the box; is available in both HD now and HD-upgradable configurations, allowing broadcasters to manage their HD investments; comes with all that is needed to ingest material, view rushes, choose shots, edit stories, review finished pieces and play them out to air.
+44 1635 48 222; www.quantel.com
Sundance Digital FastBreak NXT v3.0
Runs four active playlists simultaneously on a single Air Control Station; features greater visibility, an enhanced manual, automated join-in-progress functionality, streamlined GUI, and operator interfaces in French, German, Italian and Spanish; database standardization uses the Microsoft SQL platform.
OPEN STANDARDS AUTOMATION
Suite of tools and applications built on a service-oriented architecture; enables scheduling, monitoring, managing and playback of multiple channel streams; is based on the open standards-based XE Platform; allows transparent integration and interoperability with other broadcast systems, such as traffic, Pathfire and Omneon.
NEWS WORKFLOW ENVIRONMENT
Dalet Digital Media Systems Dalet News for Omneon
Is designed for small- to mid-sized newsroom facilities transitioning to file-based workflows; offers Dalet ingest, desktop editing, asset management, on-air playout and archiving capabilities integrated with Omneon Media Spectrum video server.
CAMERA SUPPORT, ROBOTICS, VIRTUAL SETS
CAMERA TROLLEY SYSTEM
Is designed primarily for use in studio or sports applications; consists of a single or dual trolley for optimal load stabilization; the track is a dual rail system with connecting brackets; is fully servo controlled for smooth operation.
Sachtler Cine 30 HD
Comes with a side-load clamping mechanism for the camera plate, which increases the camera plate's sliding range and enables easy side loading of the fluid head with its pre-mounted camera setup; the clamping mechanism is compatible with camera plates from a majority of popular manufacturers, including those from Oconnor and the ARRI Bridgeplate.
PAN AND TILT HEAD
Is designed for shooting high-speed movement, such as sports, motor racing and horse races; its pan-bar controller takes the form of a small pan and tilt head that can carry a viewfinder monitor TV and standard lens hand controls; the other control option, the joystick, is a desktop unit for use in production areas, OB trucks and other confined areas.
Panther Broadcast SD 100/150
Stable metal spreader for Panther's 100/150mm tripods; can be transformed into a dolly in seconds when used with the 100/150mm tripod; can be equipped with either studio wheels with brakes and cable guards or track wheels.
+49 89 613 900 33; www.panther.tv
CAMERAS, LENSES, ACCESSORIES
HD STUDIO LENS
Canon DIGISUPER 22xs
Maintains size and weight commensurate to that of other portable production cameras, weighing one-third a typical HD box lens; features 105mm input optical port that produces a high sensitivity, high contrast, optimized uniformity of brightness across the image plane.
Ikegami HDN-X10 Editcam HD
Includes a tapeless recording system and 2/3in 2.1 megapixel CMOS sensors for superior picture quality and wide dynamic range; uses the Avid DNxHD mastering codec to deliver HD-resolution full-raster (1920 × 1080) images that can be edited in real time.
Offers limitless operating positions; stabilizes the camera without adding unnecessary weight or constraint; attaches easily to any camera; weighs only 12oz.
Hitachi DK series
Employ 2/3in CCD imagers with full raster HDTV resolutions of 1920 × 1080 or 1280 × 720; feature 24, 25 and 30 progressive frame capture modes and improvements in sensitivity (F11 at 2000lx), signal-to-noise (>56dB HDTV) and resolution (>1000TVL in 1080i, >700TVL in 720p).
POV HD CAMERA
Iconix Video HD-RH1
High-definition POV 3-CCD remote camera system features a 1/3in progressive 16:9 image sensor, backed by a 1/3in 3-CCD prism system for optics, using 14-bit quantization at the A/D conversion and processing steps; captures and outputs video in NTSC and PAL formats in all HD resolutions, while supporting frame rates of 24fps, 25fps, 30fps, 50fps and 60fps.
Combines the full production quality of 2/3in 3-CCDs, DVCPRO HD, 4:2:2 sampling and independent frame encoding with the versatility of interchangeable lenses and the creativity of variable frame rates; features progressive 2/3in 3-CCDs; records in 32 HD and SD formats, including 1080i and 720p in 100Mb/s DVCPRO HD; records on removable P2 solid-state memory cards in 1080/60i, 50i, 30p, 25p and 24p, in 720/60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p, and in DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV.
HD STUDIO LENS
Is designed for stations using ENG-type cameras for studio applications as well as those employing smaller field production units; features a focal length starting at 7mm and ranging up to 154mm; is well-suited for shooting in tight locations and smaller studios.
Offers live, uncompressed 1080i/60 and 720p/60 via HD-SDI with embedded audio; operates at 12V DC via either the built-in battery V-plate or the four-pin XLR input; features include BNCs for genlock, time code in/out, SDI and HD-SDI out, and a six-pin connector for remote control.
3-CCD HD CAMCORDER
Weighs 1.1lbs; delivers 1080i recordings with the accuracy and natural 3-CCD color reproduction for HD; is ideal for widescreen, high-resolution applications; records up to 88 minutes (41 minutes in the highest quality mode) of video on a high-speed 4GB SDHC memory card.201-392-4127
SINGLE-FORMAT HD CAMERA
Thomson Grass Valley LDK 4000 Mark II
Features 14-bit analog-to-digital conversion and other signal processing improvements derived from the LDK 8000 multiformat camera; is available either as a 1080i camera or as a 720p camera; is switchable between 50Hz and 50.94Hz.
P2 RECORDING CARD
Panasonic 16GB P2 card
Is designed for the company's line of solid-state camcorders and decks; connects instantly with laptops and major nonlinear editing systems to eliminate the task of digitizing; is reusable; allows a P2 HD camcorder such as the AJ-HPX2000 with five P2 slots to record up to 80 minutes of full frame rate, HD content.201-392-4127
3-CCD HD CAMERA
A 2/3in 2.2-megapixel 3-CCD camera designed for studio and electronic field production usage; the 9.9lb camera features an advanced single-channel transfer system and spatial offset processing for reduced aliasing and higher HD resolution (1100 horizontal lines); offers pristine HD images in 1080/59.94i and 1080/50i signals.201-392-4127
Operates in either 1080/59.94i or 720/59.94P mode; includes three-skin detail control, multimatrix color control and high-quality SD downcoversion capability; features compatibility with the HDVF-C35W color viewfinder; applications include HD studio broadcasts and live events.1-800-686-7669
Thales Angenieux 19 × 7.3 AIF
Provides improved focal range to help better capture action in the field; is available in the HD and SD series, as well as the new economically priced HD-E series; offers a focal range of 7.3mm to 139mm; weighs 4lbs, with 2X extender and 3.7lbs in the HD-E version.
Thomson Grass Valley Xensium
Has an array of 2.4 million pixels; is designed to offer a wider dynamic range, lower power consumption and improved signal-to-noise performance when compared with current CCD and CMOS imagers; incorporates on-board analog-to-digital conversion, further reducing noise and improving performance by eliminating a separate processing stage.
35MM FILM LENS
Thales Angenieux OPTIMO 28-76
Weighs less than 4.5lbs, perfect for handheld or steadicam operation; has an extremely fast aperture speed of T/2.6, with excellent contrast and color reproduction; has a 320-degree focus rotation with more than 25 witness marks for maximum accuracy; is available in PL and Panavision mount.
CGS, PROMPTERS, CAPTIONING
VIDEO TIME AND DATE GENERATOR
References an internal standalone clock; the clock is line-frequency referenced; an internal DIP switch allows selection of a crystal time base reference; six digits of time and six digits of date are superimposed onto a video signal looped through the unit.310-322-2136; www.ese-web.com
Is an addition to the Master Series; is designed to meet the real-time requirements of top-end broadcast studios; when used with QNxt, it untethers the prompter from the control PC and the camera, enabling the operator flexibility.203-406-1400; www.qtv.com
PHD/SD CHARACTER GENERATOR
Dayang D3-CG 3-D
Features fast text search, editing and forwarding, real-time content update from a rolling data source, editing during playout, and on-the-fly control of roll crawl position and speed; generates up to nine animated logos simultaneously or independently.
+852 2730 2117; www.dayang.com
GRAPHICS AND ANIMATION PRODUCTS
Telestream GraphicsFactory V2.0
Automates file-based graphics assembly, providing a faster, more efficient means to repurpose, rebrand and replace ads for a variety of high-volume distribution needs; new features in version 2.0 include audio overlays and the addition of black-into-source clips to allow bumpers, trailers and interstitial overlays in the graphic layers.
Boris FX Red 4.1
Update includes new treatment tools and a redesigned user interface optimized for effects creation workflows; features a Universal Binary plug-in for Apple Final Cut Pro, as well as a Universal Binary standalone Render Engine.
IMAGE PROCESSING WORKSTATION
Digital Vision DVNR
Available in SD and HD formats; supports the highest standards in image processing, color correction, compression preprocessing and format conversion in real time; supports Digital Cinema Initiatives specifications, including 2048 × 1080 at 23.98Hz, 24Hz and 25Hz.
Vizrt Viz|Multi-Platform Suite (MPS)
While most solutions embed graphics within the video stream, resulting in lower resolution and nonpersonalized content, Viz|MPS keeps the graphic and video content disassociated until the last minute; compositing of video and graphics happens directly on the viewer's display, with real-time, 3-D graphics rendered locally by each platform (phone or PC).212-560-0708; www.vizrt.com
INTERCOM, IFB PRODUCTS
INTERCOM CONTROL PANELS
Riedel 2100 series
Intercom control panels for Artist; feature 8-digit, high-contrast, full graphic LCD displays, showing label and cross-point level for each talk key; the talk buttons are illuminated with definable marker colors to allow instant function identification.
Riedel MADI Client Card
Integrates the Artist intercom platform and audio router systems; because all Artist intercom control panels are connected to the matrix via standard AES3 signals, it is now also possible to connect intercom panels to the audio router using the audio routers' infrastructure for panel distribution instead of laying additional cables.
WIRELESS HEADSET INTERFACE
Is designed for use with the DX series wireless intercom systems; allows users to connect a standard 2.5mm cordless or cell phone headset to an HME BP200 beltpac; this adapter makes it more cost-effective for users of the HME DX series systems to replace headsets or add new users.
Telex/RTS BP-319, BP 325 and BP-351
Portable user stations for use with RTS Two-Wire intercom systems; BP-319 is a microprocessor-controlled one-channel intercom beltpack; BP-351 is a microprocessor-controlled two-channel select intercom beltpack; BP-325 is a two-channel fully selectable intercom beltpack.
WIRELESS INTERCOM SYSTEM
HME Pro850 UHF
Version 3.10 now features an AC850 battery charger that charges up to four BAT850 NiMH rechargeable battery packs simultaneously in three hours; features frequency agility, a PC and PDA interface, simultaneous dual-channel interface, individual belt-pack volume control, and belt-pack channel lockout.
TRANSPORT STREAM MULTICASTER
Wegener DTV 720
Accepts inputs from satellite receivers and local off-air antenna, as well as up to four ASI inputs and up to two internal 8-VSB and QAM tuners; features an integrated Web browser and 10/100/1000BASE-T (GigE) output; builds up to 16 IP multicast transport streams from ASI and 8-VSB inputs, with each stream containing one program.
CONTENT PRODUCTION SYSTEM
SysMedia Plasma Gold
Handles interactive content, service design and data feeds; enables automatic synchronization between text and audio; features compatibility with ETV-BIF, ACAP, OCAP, IPTV, OpenTV, MediaHighway, MHEG and MHP.
+44 1293 814 200; www.sysmedia.com
CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
Triveni Digital SkyScraper
Non real-time content delivery; enables the point-to-multipoint delivery of any digital content over cable, satellite, terrestrial and IP networks; supports digital files, media streams, IP traffic, software downloads and iTV programming.
STORE AND FORWARD OPTION
Streambox Store and Forward
Extends the capabilities of all Streambox systems to better support storage, management and transmission of HD and SD video streams over IP-based networks; the optional feature enables field journalists to simultaneously transfer files and begin playout, thus making the story available to the news anchor before the file recording is complete.206-956-0544; www.streambox.com
FLUORESCENT LIGHTING UNIT
Videssence V168-442TT V-Beam
Provides powerful, even 168W lighting for studio applications via a high purity aluminum reflector with 95 percent reflectance, four 42W triple tube lamps and an adjustable rotating mounting yoke.
Kino Flo BarFly 100 and BarFly 200
High-output soft lights with one tube (BarFly 100) or two tubes (BarFly 200); include remote high-output, flicker-free select ballasts, sturdy alloyed fixtures, gel frames, focusing louvers and removable mounting plates.
PORTABLE WIRELESS RECIEVER
Has a digital hybrid wireless design that overcomes channel noise by combining digital audio with an analog FM wireless link; features SmartSquelch technology that adjusts squelching behavior; a DSP-generated ultrasonic pilot tone from the transmitter controls the receiver audio muting and eliminates thumps, pops and other transients.
Sennheiser EK 3241
Is designed for location sound recording; uses a 36MHz switching bandwidth that is tunable in 5kHz increments to generate 7200 frequency options; can be powered from a camcorder or via a rechargeable battery that delivers between nine hours and 18 hours of continuous operation.
MINIATURE DIGITAL MICROPHONE
Neumann KM D
Permits the output stage to be combined with various passive microphone capsules — onmidirectional, cardioid or hypercardioid; receives the output signal directly from the microphone capsule and digitally performs level matching; supports standard sampling frequencies from 44.1kHz to 192kHz.
MIC/LINE SOURCE SELECTOR
The 1RU rack-mount contribution unit comprises a source selector for compressing or limiting an incoming microphone or line signal, along with selectable level metering and headphone monitor outputs.
+44 1933 650700; www.sonifex.co.uk
PORTABLE MICROPHONE SYSTEM
Consists of a lightweight, multicapsule microphone and fully featured compact mic-pre/control unit that generates surround and stereo simultaneously at balanced line levels; can be powered by either mains or battery.
+44 1924 201089; www.soundfield.com
WIRELESS MIC SYSTEMS
Audio-Technica 1800 series
Dual-channel camera-mount UHF wireless systems; designed for simultaneous operation of two microphones; include the ATW-R1820 dual receiver featuring two independent receiver channels in a single unit.330-686-2600; www.audio-technica.com
ON-CAMERA UHF WIRELESS SYSTEM
Consists of the 300UPR receiver and 30BT bodypack transmitter; is designed for small DV cameras; provides a choice of 240 UHF frequencies in the 794MHz to 806MHz band for interference-free performance.
Is designed to automatically deliver 5.1 channels with no external mixing or signal manipulation required; has a multidirectional pickup pattern with 20Hz to 20KHz frequency response on five perimeter channels and a discrete LFE microphone located inside.
Provides outsourced teleproduction services vital to the delivery of live sports and entertainment events worldwide; offers state-of-the-art facilities, engineering expertise and customer service; events covered include the Pan American Games, Goodwill Games and FIFA World Cup.
MOBILE AUTOMATED CONTENT REPURPOSING SYSTEM
Snell & Wilcox Helios Mobile
Repurposes TV content for small screens of portable handset displays; separates the image's foreground and background; concentrates the energy of the compression encoder on foreground elements while lessening the detail and prominence of background elements.212-481-2416; www.snellwilcox.com
Avitech VCC-8000 series
Allow broadcasters to visually monitor video as well as DVI/VGA (computer) inputs on the same display; the distributed intelligent architecture enables an unlimited expansion for inputs; a single module provides up to eight inputs.
Zandar Technologies Predator HD MultiViewers
HD4, HD8, HD12 and HD16 offer HD images, driving high-resolution displays up to 1080p with auto-detect of SDI and HD-SDI signals; include audio and video monitoring, UMD and tallies, clock display, and LAN control; offer control options such as the Z-Configurator layout editing software, on-screen display, GPI and ZRP remote pane.
+353 1 450 0901; www.zandar.com
A 7.9in HD/SD production LCD monitor; produces exceptional color reproduction and gradation; features a built-in waveform monitor that graphically displays luminance levels from -5 to 108 IRE; diagonal line compensation reduces the occurrence of jagged noise in the diagonal direction for improved response.
DUAL HD MONITOR SET
Marshall Electronics V-R72P-2HDA
Features high-resolution, 1.2 million pixel screens with digital signal processing; is designed specifically for analog applications; accepts DVI and HDMI computer or video signals, and all SD and HD analog video standards and signal types.
BROADCAST MONITORING SYSTEM
Barco Networked Broadcast Monitoring System
Allows high-quality, low-latency distribution of video sources and metadata over an IP network towards multiple screens, even in different control rooms; consists of rear-screen projection modules or LCD panels, the NG System hardware and the Networked Broadcast Monitoring Suite software package.
Marshall Electronics TFT-MegaPixel
Provides high-pixel density for 10.4in to 3.5in displays in one-, two-, three- and four-screen configurations; newly developed proprietary technology delivers a completely digital image process onto each screen; features improvements in brightness, contrast ratio and viewing angles.
FingerWorks Telestrators Studio Version
Is designed for studio use or permanent installation in a TV mobile; consists of a rack-mount PC and an outboard 15in LCD touchscreen; the LCD is a rack-mount unit that can be built into a desk or a wedge-type enclosure; is also available with a heavy-duty stand.
JVC HD-P61R2U and HD-P70R2U
Additions to HD-ILA rear-projection television lineup; HD-P61R2U screen measures 61in diagonal; HD-P70R2U screen measures 70in diagonal; use three-chip D-ILA technology to produce high brightness, contrast and resolution; feature 1920 × 1080 native resolution and HDMI inputs to connect an HDMI-compatible device for HD viewing.
Allows unlimited signal repetition over eight monitors; all the multi-image outputs can be grouped to create large, highly integrated monitoring systems; alternatively, the displays can be controlled independently for multi-room environments, using one or more remote control panels;can monitor up to 2304 channels of audio, including embedded, discrete AES or discrete analog.
NEW MEDIA, STREAMING PRODUCTS
The suite of high-definition television MPEG-4 part 10 compression products address the contribution, distribution and transmission needs of the television industry; leverage the latest advances in compression algorithm technology; enable new applications and services by allowing lower-bandwidth operation of HD services over satellite, terrestrial and Internet Protocol Television delivery platforms.
BOOTH: N3100, N2502
MPEG-2 HDTV ENCODER/DECODER
NTT Electronics H5100 series
An MPEG-2 HDTV encoder/decoder with enhanced audio capability; for use in contribution and content distribution; comes with maximum 16PCM channels of audio input; offers optional built-in Dolby E and Dolby Digital encoder; can transmit a maximum of 16 channels of audio alongside video‥
+81 42 796 2496; www.nel-world.com
HD H.264 ENCODER
Uses video processing technology based on the H.264 compression standard to deliver low-latency, high-quality, artifact-free HD video at bit rates of 6Mb/s to 12Mb/s for building cost-effective HDTV services; these low bit rates enable more HD channels to be squeezed within the defined bandwidth.
AVC HD ENCODER
Scientific Atlanta D9054
MPEG-4/H.264 toolset delivers high-quality HD and SD video at bandwidth-saving bit rates; features a flexible stat mux architecture to enable content distributors the ability to mix SD and HD content in MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 formats.
ViewCast Niagara 7224
This eight-channel analog system was designed specifically to enable organizations to deliver live traffic video to public service agencies and local residents over the Internet in Windows Media and Real Video formats using industry-standard IP technology.
VIDEO STREAM PROCESSOR
Scientific Atlanta Digital Content Manager
Allows users to simultaneously process 2000 video streams in one device; delivers needed video processing horsepower for multiple channels of SD and HD programming, ad and local program insertion, and switched digital video service.
Vela Argus HD
Delivers MPEG-2 transport stream output that is simultaneously distributed to a DVB/ASI port and to local storage, making it ideal for live distribution as well as for video archiving and other storage applications; supports HD/DSI, DVB-ASI output, VITC, LTC and SONY 9-pin control of VTRs; comes with the Media Advantage software application to control batch encoding.
IP NETWORK PLATFORM
Scientific Atlanta Prisma II HD-RXR
High-density dual reverse receiver optics platform delivers 52 RXR in a 6RU chassis; delivers network via 5MHz to 9MHz bandpass; provides network design flexibility in a single configurable chassis.
Is a second-generation H.264 encoding platform; features improved compression capabilities, enhanced picture quality, and DVB-S/S2 and IP transmission schemes.
STREAMING VIDEO CARD
Supports multivendor and multicompression standards; allows digital streaming video simultaneously within the controller; nonstandard compression techniques and other stream transport can be ported to the platform; may be used alongside Barco's other interface cards, allowing for simultaneous deployment of multiple video technologies.
POWER PRODUCTS, BATTERIES, GENERATORS
Is designed for PAG and Sony V-Mount Li-Ion batteries; features PAG's Intelligent Parallel Charging (iPC), which is capable of supplying 6A at 16.8V; is ideal for location use.
LI-ION V-MOUNT BATTERY
IDX System Technology ENDURA ELITE
Is designed for mobile, high-def ENG/EFP broadcast, production and professional applications with 142WH capacity; features a replaceable twin power cartridge design that extends continuous operation time to 3.5 hours.310-891-2800; www.idx.tv
DUAL BATTERY MOUNT
PAG V-Mount Power Plate
Enables two L95 batteries to be used in parallel, providing a higher current-draw capability and a combined capacity of 190 watt-hours.
PRODUCTION SWITCHERS, VIDEO EFFECTS, KEYERS
MULTIFORMAT SD/HD PRODUCTION SWITCHER
Snell & Wilcox Kahuna
Provides small and medium-sized applications that require a 1-M/E or 2-M/E production switcher with a compact mainframe and control panels; features ability to intermix SD/HD sources seamlessly within the same production.212-481-2416; www.snellwilcox.com
Broadcast Pix Slate AutoAspect
Includes aspect ratio management with new AutoAspect feature that allows 16:9 and 4:3 inputs, clips and graphics to be used interchangeably and mixed together in the same production, while maintaining the aspect ratio of each.
BROADCAST DIGITAL KEYER
SAV HD HD-DSK
Provides fill, key, background and preview inputs with two programs and one preview output; operates with all current HD and SD standards; one keyboard can control up to 18 boards at the same time; up to four keyers fit in a 19in 1RU.
+33 1 53 38 22 00; www.sav.tv
FOR-A HVS-38SSAM and HVS-600HS
The HVS-38SSAM adds video playback and expanded still store functionality to FOR-A's SD/HD switchable, multiple bit rate HANABI HVS-3800HS; the HVS-38SSAM will be available as an option for the HVS-3800 2M/E HANABI model switcher.
Brick House Video Callisto
Updated range of switchers includes chroma keyer and hot-cut, which enables the user to switch asynchronous signals directly on the program bus with no freeze frame on the output.
+44 1962 777733 www.brickhousevideo.com
HIGH-RESOLUTION VIDEO SCALERS/AV SWITCHERS
Analog Way Easy Fade/Easy Cut
Feature computer output format up to 1600 × 1200, four video inputs including one RGB or YUV component on BNC, analog output on an HD15 connector, RGB output up to UXGA, seamless or smooth switching modes and non-volatile frame memory.212-269-1902; www.analogway.com
HD CHROMA KEYER
Crystal Vision Safire HD 2
Features processing that allows more tolerance to difficult colors in the foreground and enhanced shadow processing for more natural-looking shadows; can restrict chroma keying to an area that contains the sports graphics by forcing foreground everywhere else in the picture.
+44 1223 497049; www.crystalvision.tv
The latest HANABI series 1 M/E switcher; expands the features included in the HVS-500HS, a compact switcher introduced last year; accepts HD, SD, HDV and DV formats; offers four HD/SD-SDI inputs and five HD/SD-SDI outputs in the base configuration.
MULTIFORMAT, DUAL-CHANNEL HD VIDEO PROCESSOR
TV One C2-7300
Features the ability to de-embed and process the full eight channels of digital stereo audio of any frequency embedded within each of the two SDI and HD-SDI inputs; outputs up to 16 AES stereo audio channels at a frequency of 24kHz, 32kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz or DARS synchronized using the two HD-44 connectors on the back of the unit.
OPTICAL SWITCHING PLATFORM
Opticomm Optilinx OLX-3000
Switches digital signals up to 4.25Gb/s with any of its 144 ports, all housed in a compact 4RU chassis; also available in a 288-port version in an 8RU chassis; provides high-speed switching between ports with minimal effect on overall network latency.
858-450-0143 ext. 242; www.opticomm.com
HD VIDEO DISK RECORDER
Doremi Labs V1-HD/LE
Can record up to 80 minutes of HD-SDI video on its two internal removable SCSI drives; works well in broadcast applications where it can function as a drop-in replacement for professional HD videotape recorders.
SATELLITE EQUIPMENT, SERVICES
DIGITAL COFDM HD/SD RECEIVER
Nucomm Newscaster DR
Offers DVB-T compliance at 6MHz, 7MHz and 8MHz channels; provides variable IF bandwidth from 4MHz to 16MHz in the 1.99GHz to 2.7GHz bands and from 4MHz to 24MHz in the 6.4GHz to 7.1GHz bands.
PORTABLE SATCOM TERMINAL
ND SatCom MPT1000
Supports transmission of voice, data and video; allows for fully meshed, single-hop network transmission; is ideally suited for out-of-area missions, in remote or rough terrain where low weight and rapid terminal deployment is key.214-231-3400; www.ndsatcom.com
SATELLITE TRUCKS AND SERVICES
Satellite Tech. C/Ku-band truck
Features split power systems and simultaneous C-Band/Ku-Band transmission capability; STS operates two dual-path KU satellite uplink/production trucks and one C/KU hybrid truck, serving the midwestern United States.
BOOTH: OE327, OE332
GlobeCast RIBU 2G
Connect points-of-presence in Asia, America and Europe through a common platform; is built for broadcast traffic, both permanent and ad hoc; is completely HD-ready.212-373-5140; www.globecast.com
Is capable of delivering up to 100W Rms with a modular and versatile structure, featuring a built-in satellite receiver and advanced control systems; interface connections, power supply and cooling air circulation have been designed to comply with the operational requirements and constraints typical of telecom stations.
BANDWIDTH OPTIMIZATION TOOL
Comtech EF Data
Allows users to instantly estimate potential operating expense savings; validates the possibilities for optimizing satellite bandwidth use and throughput using realistic satellite link and earth-station configurations.
OPEN STANDARD MODULATOR
Includes DVB-S2 CM, VCM and ACM mode support, and DVB-S and DVB-S2 compliancy; enables data rates up to 250Mb/s; features a Pro-MPEG GigE interface; supports ASI, DVB Parallel, HSSI and G.703.
STUDIO, FACILITY SUPPORT PRODUCTS
TBC Consoles IntelliTrac
Allows unlimited lateral positioning of critical monitors via front and rear device tracks; includes a full range of articulating arms for distance, height and tilt control for mounting flat-panel monitors, speakers, phones and task lighting.
RACK-MOUNT TEMPERATURE DISPLAY
Middle Atlantic TEMP-DEC Decora
Monitors internal enclosure temperature and provides an LED readout; fits into any Decora-style opening; features adjustable over temperature setting, and local and remote overtemp notification.
973-839-1011 x1272; www.middleatlantic.com
HD VIDEO PATCHBAY
Switchcraft MVP series
Features two rows of 34 jacks (rated to 3GHz and for 30,000 mate/unmate cycles) in a 1RU patch panel; options include normalled or non-normalled with 75V termination or non-termination.
REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM
ANT Group Garda System
Allows broadcasters to completely monitor and control site equipment, independently from who produced it; connects any product, vintage or new, inside a side and presents the collected data, alarms and events in a standard, comprehensive interface.
+39 0365 34558; www.antgroup.it
GIGE PATCH PANEL
Features a high-density, 32-port normalled through card frame system to patented ADC-Krone Direct-Edge LSA plus termination system; is rated for 30,000 insertions/withdrawals; is cable-agnostic; Cat 6-rated patch cords are keyed to ensure proper patching.
HIGH-DENSITY PATCHING SYSTEM
ADC Super High-Density Coax (SHDC)
Is designed for AES audio, 5.1 and 7.1 audio applications where coax medium is preferred but space is critical; is available in 1RU and 1.5RU; the jack features a patent-pending switchable termination feature that allows users to select or de-select a 75V termination function on each circuit pair.
DIGITAL WORKSTATION EXTENDER
Provides hardware-based digital extension of video, keyboard, mouse, USB media and audio signals over UTP cabling.
BRIGHT SINGLE-CHIP DLP PROJECTOR
High-resolution with BrilliantColor multi-primary image processing; delivers 6500 ANSI lumens with variable contrast ratio up to 7500:1 and SXGA+ resolution with scaling to UXGA; includes a range of standard inputs for installation location and source connection flexibility.
Dymo RhinoPRO series
Ideal for labeling wires and cables, panels, consoles, and other electronic equipment; hot keys let users instantly print wire wraps, flags, patch panel, fixed length and serialized labels.203-355-9000; www.rhinolabeling.com
Pelican Products 1780
Features nearly 14,000 cubic inches of storage space with two double-wide handles and dual sets of rugged polyurethane wheels; includes a lid equipped with a polymer O ring for dust/waterproof seal.1-800-473-5422; www.pelican.com
TBCS, FRAME SYNCS, CONVERSION EQUIPMENT
Brick House Video Syntax
Uses a super-resolution bandlet algorithm to bring the advantages of motion-compensated processing without associated high costs or artifacts; offers up-/crossconversion with SDI I/O in a 1RU package.
+44 1962 777733
Edirol VC series
Consists of the VC-300HD and VC-200HD; offers flexible format conversion of digital/analog, HD/SD or compressed/uncompressed signals; accepts signals and direct connections from computer RGB sources; a wide variety of output devices — record decks, data projectors or plasma/LCD displays — can be directly connected.360-594 4282
Provides serial digital video and audio ingest into Telestream's FlipFactory and Episode series transcoding applications; offers shared network access by anyone connected to the network.
Features auto-sensing HD/SD inputs, a built-in frame sync, noise reduction, aspect ratio conversion, metadata extracting, and re-embedding and color correction; this two-slot module is also offered with a discrete AES option.
Thomson Grass Valley ProCoder 3.0
Is a software package running on a standard PC that provides file format conversion, either as a standalone application or as a plug-in to a desktop editor such as EDIUS; upgrade adds the latest acquisition formats, outputs for mobile video and MP3 players, and support for multi-CPU and multi-core PCs.
AJA XENA 2K
A video card for Windows XP; delivers uncompressed SD, HD and dual link HD; enables customers to work with 2K frames in a flexible and future-safe architecture.
BOOTH: SL6113, SU7511
DISTRIBUTION/SIGNAL PROCESSING FRAME
QuStream Fortel 603
Features 20 slots, redundant internal power supplies, frame controller cards and cooling fans in a 3RU frame; creates a powerful, flexible platform to house distribution amplifier cards.
Ensemble Designs BrightEye
Pocket-sized video converters, audio embedders and HD processing; ideal for mobile, desktop, broadcast and post; interface to the full range of SD video formats; include analog audio and AES digital audio converters and embedders.
Crystal Vision SYNNER-E
Combines a synchronizer, audio tracking delay and an embedder; is designed for surround sound and multiple-language applications; allows Dolby E and standard AES within a single audio group and embeds AES or analog audio into the SDI.
+44 1223 497049; www.crystalvision.tv
MULTIPLEXER AND DE-MULTIPLEXER
Network Electronics FR-2RU-DWDM-MUX40-C
40-channel DWDM multiplexer and de-multiplexer features C-band 100GHz channel spacing according to ITU-T G.694.1, as well as 0.5dB channel uniformity; signals can be uni- or bidirectional; is signal- and bit rate-transparent.
A portable, dual-diversity digital microwave receiver that may be rapidly deployed to cover sports, news and outside broadcasts from ground locations, from the air, or from a moving vehicle; uses the latest maximal ratio combining technology to optimize the quality and usable range of the transmitted signal.
BOOTH: OE300, C2907
DTV REPEATER MODULE
Allows users to build gap fillers, transposers or regenerative retransmitters for DTV, meeting the DVB-T/DVB-H standards; acts as a gap filler in a single-frequency network, offering powerful digital processing for maximizing repeated signal power and quality.312-263-0033; www.teamcast.com
TEST & MEASUREMENT EQUIPMENT
COLOR ANALYZER SET
Measures both CRT and LCD monitors; includes an LCD probe, a CRT probe and a display unit; the LCD probe has a stand to hold it steady in front of the monitor screen, while the CRT probe comes with a suction cup to secure it to the screen.
MEDIA ANALYSIS SERVER
Harris Videotek QuiC
Now features data-analysis parameters and file-correction tools; enables customers to analyze files during ingest, correct certain file problems on-the-fly with no operator intervention; is designed to improve workflow efficiency.
BOOTH: N3100, N2502
MPEG OVER IP CROSSLAYER ANALYZER
Sencore MIP 1860
Provides real-time monitoring of hundreds of MPEG/IP streams to ensure QoS; features embedded TAP for monitoring without disrupting service, combined IP/MPEG-2 transport stream measurements and live video decoding of any transport stream locally or remotely.1-800-736-2673; www.sencore.com
BOOTH: C1646, N1113
MPEG-2 TEST AND MONITORING PLATFORM
Provides MPEG-2 transport stream analysis and monitoring over an IP connection via a 10/100/1000Mb/s Ethernet port; configurable to sense video traffic on any set of IP address pairs, extract the MPEG-2 TS and perform extensive verification.
Rohde & Schwarz ETL
Performs in real time; features high-quality baseband outputs; also features a wide range of TV signal analysis function and integrated spectrum analyzer functions; offers an open platform for future hardware or software updates.
Is designed for simple video and audio monitoring; includes options for SD video, composite video, AES-EBU and analog audio; is ideal for camera color calibration and setup in production, and for color correction and verification of non-compressed audio in editing suites.
REMOTE STATION MONITORING
Miranda iControl Remote Station Monitoring (RSM)
Enables a network operations center to monitor multiple regional stations using visual and acoustic monitoring; uses Kaleido-Alto-HD multi-image processors at each remote station for signal monitoring and probing, with the signals streamed back using Allegro encoders as full-motion video and audible audio to the iControl RSM desktop monitoring station.
VIDEO MONITORING SYSTEM
Wohler Technologies Touch-It/SDI
Features a 16-channel SD-SDI touch-screen monitor and 16 × 1 switcher, on-screen individual channel ID, GPIO, tally and individual channel controls for color, tint/hue, brightness, contrast and aspect ratio; outputs multichannel screen and target screen as VGA.
TV TRANSMITTERS, FEEDLINE, ANTENNAS, TOWERS, SERVICES
Bird Technologies Group
Available in 2W, 5W and 10W; are built with precision stainless steel connectors and bodies designed to offer durability, lower VSWR and better accuracies at all frequencies up to 6GHz; standard dB values available are 3dB, 6dB, 10dB, 20dB and 30dB.
ERI TRASAR UHF
Dual-channel transmitting antenna; allows stations with N+1/N-1 or adjacent DTV assignments to share one antenna; can be top- or side-mounted, or used as a structural member in the company's STACKER optimized antenna structure solution.
DIGITAL TV EXCITER
Is reprogrammable and field upgradable with new software versions; system includes AXACT dynamic digital pre-correction and DT-Vision digital signal analysis; features a VGA front-panel display; supports slave-mode and SFN operation.
UHF STEREO TRANSMITTER
Screen Service SCT 100U/S 10W
Has a modular construction, conventional cooling, and AGC and ALC controls; features three-slope linearity pre-correction; can program the local oscillator from the front panel; has a preset for precision OFFSET‥
+39 030 3582225; www.screen.it
COFDM DIGITAL TRANSMITTER
Broadcast Microwave Services Truck-Coder II
Meets rugged environmental needs of ENG/OB operations; provides 100 presets that can be entered through front-panel controls or downloaded through a front-panel Ethernet port; includes a 2RU controller and antenna-mounted RF unit configured to operate in the 2GHz frequency band.
Acrodyne (Ai) Quantum Depressed Collector IOT
Linux-based transmitters can be installed in both analog and digital service applications; use the e2v ESCIOT; operate efficiently in either digital or analog service; equivalent energy savings are available in either mode of operation.
Electronics Research (ERI) XWING
A side-mounted VHF TV antenna featuring ERI's new SLIMWing design; uses stainless steel construction for the radiating elements, feed and grounding components; its two-bay modular design allows for ease of installation.
BROADBAND RF TRANSPORT
Emcore 1310nm and 1550nm
Provide broadband RF transport for CATV, FTTx video overlay and private network applications; 1310nm transmitters are available with a wide range of optical output powers up to 15dBm, in either standalone modules or rack-mount configurations with SNMP management; 1550nm transmitters are offered in short-, medium- and long-haul rack-mount configurations and provide SBS suppression of up to 23dBm with SNMP management.
Telecast Fiber Systems Telethon
Accepts both optical and electrical digital signals, ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 1.5Gb/s uncompressed HD/SDI; multiplexes the signals for transmission in either or both directions, with up to 16 optical signals on one fiber.
VIDEO EDITING SYSTEMS
DIGITAL NEWSROOM SYSTEM
Allows text and video to be edited in the same application; integrates the rundown planning and assigning of resources, text editing, material ingest, storage and cataloging, archive integration, and shared editing of video and audio with voice-over from journalist workstations, graphics in real time and the automatic publication of news on the Web.
+34 93 734 99 70; www.vsn-tv.com
Thomson Grass Valley EDIUS SP SDI
Is combined with a PCI Express card that provides hardware-based acceleration, and broadcast-quality input and output interfaces using SDI interconnection for both SD-SDI and HD-SDI; supports embedded audio; a breakout box is available for analog audio IO, component video I/O and frame-accurate RS-422 VTR control.
Comprises more than 100 modules for HD/SD signal processing and transmission; can be cost-effectively integrated into one powerful media system over time; users can also integrate Synapse modules with any other NVISION router, router control and master control products in order to add specific features, increase system functionality and lower overall costs.
The digital, daisy-chained fiber-optic communication platform features customizable, multi-oriented video, audio and data input configurations; supports most signals deriving from commercially available video, audio and/or data equipment in any configuration.
256 × 256 Video routers
Network Electronics VD256256L, HD256256L
Provide fully hot-swappable module cards, built-in dual-redundant power supply, and fully redundant control architecture and controller functions; features include TCP/IP control interface and TCP/IP interconnectivity with VikinX Modular control panels, as well as a comprehensive surveillance of the routers' vital parameters.
MASTER CONTROL SWITCHER
Offers HD and SD switching, advanced audio processing, and flexible keying and DVE options; upgrades include the addition of an HD DVE, as well as the option to install Dolby E decoders and logo storage.
DIGITAL ROUTING SWITCHERS
Utah Scientific UTAH-400 series
New features include a new frame for large routers up to 288 × 288 with fully automatic internal crosspoint redundancy, a new frame for small routers up to 32 × 32, and a new set of multirate input/output modules that are capable of handling all data rates from 1Mb/s up to 3Gb/s.
VIDEO ROUTING SWITCHER
Sierra Video Systems Viper
Ultra-wideband video routing switcher features 500MHz bandwidth and hot-swappable video boards, control processors and power supply; offers configurations up to 64 × 64 in eight input and/or output increments.
VIDEO STORAGE, ARCHIVE SYSTEMS
MEDIA STORAGE NETWORK
Avid Unity ISIS
Features four-way scalability, from 8TB to 192TB of storage and redundant, hot-swappable system components; supports up to 150 dual-stream 50Mb/s clients and up to 1000 user accounts; delivers real-time SD and mastering-quality DNxHD media in formats up to 145Mb/s.
BOOTH: SL106, SL1410
CAPTURE AND PLAYBACK CARD
Blackmagic Design DeckLink HD Studio
Allows capture from HDMI cameras or decks, as well as analog decks and set-top boxes; HDMI playback and analog playback allows connection to a wide range of video monitors, big screen TVs and video projectors.
INTER-FACITLITY MEDIA SHARING
Is designed for broadcast news production; facilitates user collaboration and media sharing; blends client/server distribution with peer-to-peer distribution; enables streamlined file sharing between HD and SD stations within a group.
TAPELESS RECORDING MEDIA
Maxell Professional Disc for XDCAM
Optical media for XDCAM HD video systems; is designed for professional video and broadcast direct-to-disc tapeless recording; provides 23.3GB of high-capacity storage, fast transfer rates and a high-precision polycarbonate plastic cartridge to protect against dust and scratches.
Omneon Spectrum HD
Combines high-quality HD playout capability with flexible features to allow facilities to efficiently migrate to HD broadcasting; MediaPort playout modules can support one or two channels of HD MPEG playout of 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 material at bit rates up to 78Mb/s; handles DVB/ASI streams.
Integrates media storage, system management, GigE connectivity, and SD or HD video I/O modules in one 2RU package; consists of eight 500GB SATA disk drives with dual-parity RAID, providing 3TB of usable storage with protection even in the event of two drive failures.
OmniBus Systems OPUS 2
Is designed to move the content process from specialized hardware to a standard IT platform; features soft-XML support for customized logging and annotation, frame-accurate proxy generation and viewing, full-text indexing and searching, seamless integration with production editing systems such as Avid and Final Cut Pro, and standardized Web services data exchange with adjacent systems.
+44 8705 004339; www.omnibus.tv
DATA MANGEMENT SOFTWARE
Creates multi-tier storage archives, automatically moving data between different disk and tape resources to allow users to build highly scalable storage systems and reduce costs; is designed to be platform-independent.
NEARLINE STORAGE SERVER
SeaChange Broadcast MediaLibrary ML1G
Is based on Intel's new Dual-Core Xeon 5100 series processors; the system's patented, clustered network attached storage technology provides up to 500TB of open, shared file storage and backup broadcast-quality streaming from a single platform.
360 Systems Image Server MAXX
The high-performance, three-channel broadcast video server with graphic store and key and fill supports MPEG-2 video up to 50Mb; inputs MPEG-2 and DV over GigE from Apple FCP and Avid, as well as TARGA files from graphics programs.
ARCHIVAL AND STORAGE SYSTEMS INTEGRATION
The archival and clip retrieval tool now integrates with the Omneon MediaGrid active storage system; provides a view of video server and archive content through an integrated database; allows for quick drag-and-drop asset transfers.
HD VIDEO SERVER
Doremi Labs MCS-HD
Features up to four independent HD video channels; can be used as a drop-in replacement for HD VTRs, for sports slow-mo and for the broadcast delay of up to two HD video channels; features HD-SDI and SDI in/out.
Xytech Systems Enterprise Version 10
Provides a workflow solution for the creation, management, scheduling, tracking and delivery of physical and digital media assets; new capabilities enable the software to maintain metadata on both physical and digital media assets.
EVS CleanEdit Suite
Is designed for sports and news; allows multiple users to take advantage of a common pool of media via a reliable system; offers ingest applications with ingest scheduler and VTR control, browsing, clipping and media management, editing in proxy or high resolution in native HD and SD formats, and immediate playout.
+32 4 361 70 00; www.evs.tv
Baron Services FasTrac
Is a Windows-based storm tracker; to create a manual storm track, users click and drag the mouse in the direction they want; a storm track instantly pops up, with a list of communities that lie in harm's way, as well as the time the storm should arrive.256-881-8811; www.baronservices.com
LIVE WEATHER DATA
Weather Metrics WxVision.Net
Combines live weather information with live streaming video, via the all-digital WxVision camera; users can view live weather conditions from remote locations; all video is sent over a standard DSL Internet connection.
ON-AIR RADAR SYSTEM
AccuWeather SelectWarn v2.0
Delivers on-screen weather graphics and video; uses the National Weather Service's official storm-based warnings; features an enhanced graphics toolkit, extensions of StormVision to track storm movement, and precise lightning forecasts and AccuRain to deliver neighborhood-specific rainfall amounts.
WIRE, CABLE, CONNECTORS
Belden Brilliance Composite Camera Cable
Uses two Belden A/V coaxial cables and four audio pairs; ideal for the interconnection of digital remote field cameras in SDI/HDTV applications; the coaxes are sweep tested from 5MHz to 1600MHz, achieving minimum return loss values of 23dB and 21dB, respectively.
Fischer Connectors 1053
A fiber-optic HDTV connector; combines the technology of Fischer broadcast triax connectors with the technology of Corning UniCam fiber-optic contacts; is simple, convenient and economical for assembling HDTV camera connectors in the field in only 30 minutes.
HYBRID FIBER BREAKOUT BOX
Is a portable, SMPTE 304M hybrid fiber-to-ST breakout box with a reduced footprint; the breakout of the hybrid connector to discrete, industry-standard optical and electrical components allows for an HD camera-to-CCU interconnection over existing fiber tie lines in facilities where hybrid fiber interconnects may not be present.
The 75V connectors are designed for SD-SDI applications; include a longer body, making them easier to grip; feature a unique 3-piece crimp design, making assembly and field-replacement a snap; models are available for several industry-wide popular cables, with 26dB or less return loss at 1GHz and 20dB or less at 1.5GHz.
Note: Booth numbers are provided by NAB and are current as of press time. Every effort has been made by Broadcast Engineering to ensure the accuracy of the listings.