There have been many changes in the business since the last NAB. Dubbed “electronic media's essential destination,” the show promises to embrace the emerging technologies alongside radio and television. There has been the rise of user-generated content — over the Web and via mobile phones. Folks are now looking at the business opportunities of mobile TV; last year, it was all about technology trials. IPTV continues to grow as video compression efficiencies ease the problems of distribution to the consumer.
Although notionally a national show, NAB has always welcomed international visitors. For our industry, the NAB show has always proved to be the place to see new product launches. For any broadcasters wanting to invest in new technology, the show is a must.
The show is not just about technology; research has shown that the networking aspect is just as important. It's the place to meet fellow chief engineers and compare notes.
For many, the conference is the attraction. Plus it has the advantage that it's easier on the feet than walking the aisles.
In many emerging nations, the broadcast operations are run by expatriates. Las Vegas provides the opportunity to meet old friends and catch up on developments in our industry, both technical and on the business side.
To help you make the most of your time at NAB2007, the editors of Broadcast Engineering have put together a preview of some of the hottest products to be unveiled on the show floor.
In addition, our Web site (www.broadcastengineeringworld.com) will have all of this information, as well as hundreds more new products. You'll also find a special feature on our Web site called FASTtrack, a geographical listing of exhibitors designed to make your trek even easier.
To help you plan visits to those key vendors, we've published a map of the entire convention show floor. From audio to video and RF, all the vendors are located on the custom, easy-to-use Broadcast Engineering map. You can get your copy at the Broadcast Engineering stand: N3116.
We'll see you at the show!
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.
+44 1242 264400
ASSET AND WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT
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.
+1 407 352 6501
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.
+44 20 8391 7979
VIDEO-DRIVEN SOUNDTRACK COMPOSER
Exploits artificial intelligence by measuring different selected elements in a moving picture and composing music to them; uses a combination of picture windows, timelines and keyframes to compose music; plays composed music out using a MIDI sampler and virtual instruments.
+353 91 504 688
A 576 × 576 router, expandable to 1152 × 1152; accepts digital signals from 19.4 (SMPTE 310M) through SDI, ASI, HD/SDI and up to 3Gb/s; features a modular, hot-swappable, redundant design, independent monitoring bus, SNMP interfacing, advanced system control, and source-by-source intelligent auto-configuration.
+44 118 935 0200
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.
+44 161 266 1115; www.belden.com
NETWORKED PROMPTING SYSTEM
Connects to the prompting application on the PC over a wired or wireless Ethernet link, allowing local or remote PC control over an unlimited distance.
+44 20 8665 2992
An uncompressed capture card for seamless operation with PCI Express (PCIe) Apple G5 Power Mac or Mac Pro systems and Apple Final Cut Pro; supports any uncompressed SD or HD format, including dual link and 2K; captures and plays back uncompressed 8-bit and 10-bit digital video and 24-bit digital audio.
+1 530 274 2048
Stand: SL6113, SU7511
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; are offered with N or SMA connectors, depending upon the power selected.
+1 440 248 1200
MINIATURE DIGITAL MICROPHONE
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; features a three-pin XLR connector; supports standard sampling frequencies from 44.1kHz to 192kHz.
+49 30 41 77 24 0
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.
+33 492 952 830
LI-ON CAMERA BATTERY
A 7.2V Li-Ion battery that delivers all-day operating times for a 10W handheld camera; frees the operator from being cabled to a belt pack or adapter; uses the underside of the camera as a mounting surface, away from the operator controls; requires no voltage conversion circuitry; provides a strong and secure structural foundation for the camera.
+31 45 5639220
REMOTE CONTROL 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
WIRELESS MIC SYSTEMS
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; ergonomically designed; easily mounts on a camera; two balanced outputs enable signals to be mixed, or independently assigned to each output.
+44 113 292 0460
VIDEO PROCESSING PLATFORM
Matrox Electronic Systems
Integrates with Adobe Production Studio; features Windows Vista support and real-time HDV 1080p editing at 23.98fps, 25fps and 29.97fps for the Sony HVR-V1U and in 24f and 30f mode for the Canon XLH1.
+1 514 822 6364
PLAY-TO-AIR STORAGE SYSTEMS
MediaLibrary BML6000ex and BML24000ex
Ensure reliable playout without failure; provide centralized online access to any video/audio file on any device, helping to streamline operations from capture to on-air; real-time video I/O bandwidth is guaranteed by the company's patented streaming engine over IP accelerator GigE ports; the systems scale by adding nodes for incremental increases in bandwidth and storage.
+1 978 897 0100; www.schange.com
NETWORK INTERFACE CARD
Extension to the Eclipse range of products offers users a non-blocking high-speed audio connection between isolated locations; a dual concentric fiber ring provides full redundancy while maintaining audio links, even if the main fiber pair is fully disconnected; runs at full audio bandwidth, allowing intercom matrices to share audio resources as if they were local.
+44 1223 815000
ASPECT RATIO CONVERTER
Features an on-board synchronizer; the signal passes through the synchronizer before it is scaled, protecting the scaler from signal disturbance caused, for example, by switches; takes its timing from either HD tri-level or SD analog syncs; upconversions are SD to 720p and 1080i at 50Hz and 59.94Hz; downconversions are 720p and 1080i to SD at 50Hz and 59.49Hz; crossconversions are 720p to 1080i and 1080i to 720p.
+44 1223 497049
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.
+1 919 845 7744
MULTICHANNEL MONITOR RACK
Incorporates height-adjustable horizontal beams suspended between 2m silver anodized aluminum supports; uses pivoting VESA and plasma-mount fittings for the attachment of large and small panels; enables expandable housing of power and video wiring with a horizontal cable duct beneath each monitor mounting beam routed to a vertical coil.
+44 1525 379 909
WIRELESS CAMERA TRANSMITTER
A mobile transmitter, ideal for equipment where portability and mobility is important; the system incorporates MPEG-2 and COFDM technologies; features an optional 36MHz IF frequency output and a frequency range from 2.1GHz to 2.5GHz; supports 6MHz, 7MHz or 8MHz bandwidths; features low power consumption.
+39 0185 351 333; www.elber.eu
COMPACT DIGITAL CONSOLE
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; comes in three frame sizes with 24, 32 or 48 faders.
+44 142 284 2159www.calrec.com
HIGH-RESOLUTION VIDEO SCALERS/AV SWITCHERS
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; effects include cut, fade, title between computer and video sources for Easy Fade, and cut and smooth switching for Easy Cut.
+33 1 64 47 16 03
Viz|Multi-Platform Suite (MPS)
Delivers real-time graphics and video content to Internet browsers and mobile devices; 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).
+44 20 8280 0410
BROADBAND RF TRANSPORT
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.
+44 1344 827 306
WIRELESS AUDIO SYSTEM
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, including the NE 900 S single channel, NE 900 D dual channel and the NE 900 Q quad channel.
+49 7131 6170
Is built around a four-group A/B mixer with 16-channel audio; uses a dual-processor 1RU chassis with Ethernet, RS232/422, 14 GPI/tallies and optional hot-swap dual-redundant PSU.
+44 208 255 2015
DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER
Fast Forward Video
Can record either SD or HD video with high-quality JPEG2000 compression up to 300Mb/s; allows users to simultaneously record, play and store multiple SD and HD video files; allows users to create video clips, loops and playlists using the front panel for many applications, including graphics and key fill, spot insertion, and sports/instant replay.
+1 949 852 8404
HD PRODUCTION WORKSTATION
Performs five-layer HD stream playout in real time with 3-D DVEs active on the top four layers; incorporates 12b real-time chroma and luma key, graphics and title key matte extraction, including fine mask adjustment; provides four upconversion modes (window, box, margin and zoom) and three downconversion modes (box, margin and zoom); supports IEEE-1394 devices (miniDV, DVCAM and DVCPRO25/50), Panasonic P2/P2 HD and Sony XDCAM/XDCAM HD.
+852 2730 2117; www.dayang.com
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.
+44 1793 842100
NEWS WORKFLOW ENVIRONMENT
DaletPlus Enterprise Edition
Designed for open broadcast workflows; customizable to any media-driven environment; offers a range of production and media management functionalities; Web-services-based API allows integration to service-oriented architectures for users to embed digital media services within the corporate data backbone of their customers.
+44 20 7953 7501
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; is packaged in a suitcase, making it easy to transport and offering it protection when it is not in use; ideal for facilities making the switch from CRT to LCD monitors.
+45 44 85 02 55
SIGNAL INTEGRATION SYSTEM
Includes HD video downconverters, logo inserters, protection switches, audio embedders and video converters; an expandable, modular tray-based signal integration system housed in a 1RU or 3RU frame; allows any combination of HD video, SD video, DVB-ASI and audio modules in the same frame; with Avenue PC Software and Avenue Touch Screens, users can control and monitor every module from any location.
+1 530 478 1830
Comprises a control surface, digital processing core, digital and analog interfaces, and a system management software application called eMix; designed for high-quality sound, with full support for 24-bit I/O and internal processing at 40-bit floating point; 96kHz sample rate operation is available.
+44 20 7267 1226
Automated Join in Process
Featured in the AirBoss presentation controller; is fully automated to provide potentially unattended join in progress of local recorded programs based on a remote signal from the network.
+1 352 372 8326
VIDEO TIME AND DATE GENERATOR
A video time and date inserter that 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; on-screen menus allow time setting, adjustment of the display size and position.
+1 310 322 2136; www.ese-web.com
POV HD CAMERA
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; prism leverages an asynchronous signal processing architecture that runs the CCD imagers at a different clock rate from the output signal; captures and outputs video in NTSC and PAL formats in all HD resolutions, while supporting frame rates of 24fps, 25fps, 30fps, 50fps and 60fps.
+1 805 690 3650
The latest software module of the Xfile delivers IMX OP1a media files onto removable HDD during the feed record in the XT video production server; as soon as the recording process starts, the material is simultaneously ingested on the XT server and transferred on the station's shared storage; the Xfile acts as a gateway to post production and is responsible for all copy and transfer requirements during ingest.
+32 4 361 70 00; www.evs.tv
SURROUND SOUND MICROPHOME
Comes equipped with an integrated multichannel pre-amplifier, monitor and encoder; offers six microphone elements with a bandwidth of 20Hz to 20KHz, a matrix-encoded stereo analog output and six line-level analog outputs that are available at one per channel from three stereo 3.5mm female jacks.
+1 416 362 7790
AUDIO DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
StreamStacker-HD High-Density e2
Allows up to 16 channels of audio and associated data to be kept together in a single, easy-to-manage package; the StreamStacker-HD bitstream can be edited on AES frame boundaries; keeps audio and video tightly synchronized via built-in compensating video delay; emission rate audio programs such as AC-3 can replace some or all of the PCM channels, allowing a custom mixture of formats most suited for a given application.
+1 717-735-3611; www.linearacoustic.com
HDMI TO HD-SDI SCALER
Enables a direct connection between HD-SDI sources and HDMI displays; is designed to provide a cost-effective alternative to using SDI displays; high-definition resolutions are scaled and supported up to 1080p.
The low-cost editor allows low-resolution proxy preview in variable speeds directly from the chosen format (XDCAM or P2) and a selection of a list of clips or subs; automatically uploads high-resolution content to shared video servers.
+34 93 734 99 70
Connect points-of-presence in Asia, America and Europe through a common platform; the result is improved reliability, greater quality of service, increased bandwidth capacity and interconnectivity to more points of presence across the globe, most notably in the United States; is built for broadcast traffic, both permanent and ad hoc; is completely HD-ready.
+33 1 5595 2626
Offers live, uncompressed 1080i/60 and 720p/60 via HD-SDI with embedded audio; features optional KA-HD250E studio adapter with full 26-pin camera control alongside the HD-SDI and SDI output; 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.
+49 6031 6050
CONTENT STORAGE MANAGEMENT
Front Porch Digital
Software middleware enables interoperability between large digital media storage devices, video servers, editing systems and digital media workflow applications; enhancements include broader interoperability with Front Porch Digital's key partners' emerging technologies, enhanced performance for network-based API clients, file-system-interface refinements and enhanced error messaging.
+33 4 50 88 37 70
HD TELEPHOTO LENS
Features 88X magnification with the widest focal length of 8.8mm to 777mm telephoto; is ideal for large sporting events, with its ability to capture wide-angle shots or long-range close-ups in 16:9, 4:3 HD or SD; is equipped with Fujinon's GO-Technology, which improves image resolution and chromatic aberrations at all focal lengths.
+49 2154 924 0
MEDIA ANALYSIS SERVER
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.
+44 118 964 8000
Stand: N3100, N2502
Includes stacking harness and 2in pole mount; features a helix design and VSWR 1.5:1 or better +/-150kHz; is field tunable from 88MHz to108MHz; applications include low-power FM, translator and booster stations.
+1 916 383 1177
CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
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; supports a wide variety of receivers, including wireless devices, set-top boxes and LCD screens with integrated controllers.
+1 609 716 3500
TV AUTOMATION SYSTEM CONTROLLER
Offers enhanced digital video displays with emergency messaging, automatic onscreen and online program guides, and graphic and text program overlays; provides increased digital video recording capabilities, including 24-hour continuous recording sessions at high-quality MPEG-2 and video and audio bit rates; includes Total Backup, a digital media and system backup utility allowing users to create fully redundant copies of all digital media and NEXUS internal memory.
+1 517 694 8000
BIAMPLIFIEDD ACTIVE MONITORS, SUBWOOFERS
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; support standalone operating mode.
+358 17 83 881; www.genelec.com
C DX 5624
Multiformat module offers both analog and digital video and audio outputs; auto-detects/senses and self-configures to the input signal (SD or HD) it is connected to; integrates embedded audio processing; conserves Dolby E audio quality.
+49 6150 18170
Is distributed by elQuip in Europe; the multiformat SD and HD-SDI rasterizer conforms to 17 SD and HD standards; accommodates two SDI inputs; waveform, vector, audio, picture and data monitoring functions can be displayed individually or in several screen combinations; XGA output provides for excellent display clarity and resolution; error detection and error logging facilities include gamut detection and settable error limits.
+31 40 2645345; www.elquip.nl
CAPTURE AND PLAYBACK CARD
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; offers 10-bit capture and playback, high-speed four-lane PCI Express and 14-bit digital-to-analog conversion.
+31 75 6572450; www.blackmagic-design.com
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; configurations are available with HD-SDI, SDI, DVI, component HD/SD and composite video inputs.
+1 310 333 0606
NEWSROOM COMPUTER SYSTEM
All incoming information, such as wires, Web feeds, media, faxes and e-mails, are organized and ready to be used as ideas for last-second news coverage; offers a global search engine, keyboard shortcuts for frequently used actions and saved screen layout recall; features a new service for transferring stories and whole rundowns, allowing channels to share their assets between offices around the world.
+420 221 181 511
LOW-POWER UHF TRANSMITTER
Supports analog, digital, DVB and DVB-H standards; outputs 10W to 200W digital; touch-screen LCD display provides telemetry and control; is frequency agile; features a broadband design using LDMOS amplifiers and regulated power supplies; its compact housing with integrated cooling system supports operation under extreme conditions.
+1 905 564 9222
AUDIO WIRELESS TRANSMITTER
“Super Mini” transmitter delivers 107dB signal-to-noise ratio and flat frequency response to 20kHz; in native Digital Hybrid Wireless mode technology, both 24-bit digital audio and analog FM signal transmission methods can be used to encode a digital signal into an analog format for transmission over a UHF FM carrier; receiver captures the signal and DSP circuitry recreates the original digital audio.
+1 505 892 4501
HIGH POWER ANTENNA
Broadband CP Panel Antenna
A high-power, circularly polarized UHF MobileMedia antenna; has up to a 16kW average input power rating and covers the entire lower 700MHz band; uses multilayer parasitic patch technology to transmit a high-power circularly polarized signal; features a low windload and VSWR of less than 1.1:1.
+1 207 655 8100
Stand: C1907, N7421
MULTIFORMAT VIDEO ROUTER
Compact 32 × 32 video router supports SD-SDI and HD-SDI; offers re-clocking on all standard video rates; includes support for dual-link 3G/s for 1080p50 and 1080p60 HDTV formats; supports 1.5Gb/s HD formats, including 720p50, 720p60, 1080i50 and 1080i60.
+47 33 48 99 99
ARCHIVE AND ASSET MANAGMENT
Now features commercial assembly to automate the flow of satellite-delivered content into the broadcast environment, including automatic preparation of content (e.g. trimming, color bars, slate); offers increased transcoding capability, supporting intelligent transcoding of all popular formats; now supports AVID Unity and Interplay, as well as Final Cut Studio.
+1 905 707 2614
Broadcast and production console has lightweight construction, low-power consumption and compact dimensions; in combination with the routing matrix integrated in the core, it offers maximum flexibility for I/O interfaces and DSP resources; has a matrix capacity of 8192 mono inputs and outputs, as well as up to 512 DSP channels.
+49 7222 10020; www.lawo.de
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.
+41 21 800 95 95
Is designed to provide a scalable system with unlimited storage capacity, redundancy and resilience; the clustered architecture of the system is fully scalable to serve the smallest call-letter station or the largest of global entertainment companies; is the archive provider to Avid Technology's Interplay nonlinear workflow engine.
+44 1635 44991; www.sgluk.com
Stand: SU8607, SL1413E
Euro-Foxy adapter allows any existing Foxy crane to be used like a jib arm; for use with Panther dollies as a base, such as the EvoPlus, Evolution, Classic or Super Panther; overall maximum length is 4m (13ft); can carry as much as 65kg (143lbs).
+49 89 613 900 33
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.
+44 1491 820 000
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.
+44 17844 11000
AUDIO DSP PLATFORM
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.
+41 1 870 75 11; www.studer.ch
PORTABLE SATCOM TERMINAL
Is a lightweight yet powerful and easily deployable portable terminal to support 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; is portable and stowed in two cases, allowing for easy transportation whether on foot, ATV or car.
+49 7545 939 0
AVC HD ENCODER
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.
+32 56 445 445
MPEG-2 HDTV ENCODER/DECODER
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, which means it assists dynamic program creation by offering flexibility for content producers and broadcasters.
+81 42 796 2496; www.nel-world.com
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; is designed for small stations and other users requiring a standalone server that is affordable, reliable and compatible with existing automation systems.
+1 408 585 5000
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.
Features remote control functionality, streamlined GUI, operator interfaces in French, German, Italian and Spanish, and the capability to control hundreds of playout channels within a single facility or playlists at multiple remote locations; supports BXF SMPTE 2010 Standard, including real-time dub order, content management and as-run status updates.
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, thus providing an opportunity for broadcast providers to increase revenue per distribution channel.
+1 530 265 1119
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; can also output dual HD across two displays at various 50Hz resolutions using the ZdHT Zandar dual head display feature.
+353 1 450 0901; www.zandar.com
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; the system can be configured online; also features daisy-chained time division multiplexing.
+1 858 450 0143
Features ASI and IP outputs as well as integrated, advanced multiplexing capabilities; offers a smooth migration path from MPEG-2 ST to H.264 SD to H.264 HD encoding formats; is available as 1RU for broadcast, satellite, cable and IP contribution applications, as well as in a SDNG version.
+972 3 900 7777
MASTER CONTROL AND PLAYOUT
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
DIGITAL AUDIO ROUTER
Is a multinorm audio routing matrix; can be installed either as a master control room matrix system or associated to user surfaces and/or control panels for use in studios.
+45 4453 1188; www.ntp.dk
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; is ideal for handheld or crane operation, but it can also be used with the Grass Valley SuperXpander large lens adaptor with its 7in HD viewfinder for studio pedestal or sports operation.
+33 1 34 20 70 00
VIDEO IMAGE CONDITIONING SYSTEM
Snell & Wilcox
Allows mobile TV service providers to increase picture quality and/or reduce bandwidth requirements; works with almost any video compression encoder and all compression formats; features image conditioning tools such as noise reduction and motion compensated deinterlacing and scaling, which coverts video to the correct scanning format, picture size and aspect ratio with few artifacts and image degradations.
+44 23 9248 9000; www.snellwilcox.com
Is an enhanced version of the DL XLR chassis connectors; features compact, all-metal housing for RF protection and electromagnetic shielding; duplex ground contact provides contact integrity between chassis and cable connector; offers a male connector designed with a metal retention bar for improved pull-out force.
+423 237 2424
NETWORK PROMPTING SYSTEM
The prompting application on the PC connects to the QBox, a hardware component, over a wired or wireless Ethernet link; this allows the QBox to be controlled locally, or remotely by the PC over an unlimited distance; in this way, QNxt moves the level of intelligence away from the central control system and out to the prompter itself, unlocking benefits for the end user in the studio and in the field.
+44 20 8665 2992
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; features MPEG-2 TS over RTP/UDP, real-time TS monitoring, configurable thresholds and alarm settings; offers HTML, SNMP and CORBA remote control.
+65 6547 4935
DUAL BATTERY MOUNT
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, enough to run most camera and lighting setups for an entire day; models are available that are compatible with the Anton/Bauer Snap-on mount, the Sony V-Mount or the PAGlock connector.
+44 20 8540 4116; www.paguk.com
Houses up to eight SD/HD optical receivers or transmitters in 1U; features include automatic rate detection, cable length equalization and re-clocked outputs; each module provides multiple SDI outputs on BNC connectors; the rack unit also offers four 2 × 2 routers to allow functions such as routing and fiber protection switching; a built-in Web server alleviates the need for special software.
+44 1234 271053; www.claratech.com
MULTIFORMAT BROADCAST MONITORING
Is designed for a broadcaster's video, audio and metadata needs; contains high-res waveform and vectorscope displays, full audio monitoring capabilities, audio/video delay measurements, error logging and MPEG macroblock detection; features touch-screen controls for simple, flexible operational control.
+ 44 118 988 6226; www.omnitek.tv
3-CCD HD CAMCORDER
The handheld 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; is compatible with large HD flat-screen displays as well as front- and rear-screen projectors; records up to 88 minutes (41 minutes in the highest quality mode) of video on a high-speed 4GB SDHC memory card.
+44 8700 100 464
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.
+44 1189 866123
COFDM DIGITAL TRANSMITTER
Broadcast Microwave Services
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; features 6MHz RF bandwidth capability for simultaneous transmission of two signals within a 12MHz channel.
+1 858 391 3050; www.bms-inc.com
UHF STEREO TRANSMITTER
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; offers a soft-start circuit, low power consumption, a SAW vestigial filter and Sync restore.
+39 030 3582225; www.screen.it
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; features STAR2 architecture and redundancy options; operation during servicing or refitting is not interrupted; hot-plugging is no longer restricted.
+49 7222 10020; www.lawo.de
MCR DEVICE CONTROL SYSTEM
Allows operators to deploy settings instantly for SD, HD or multidefinition broadcasting via a single touchscreen, including aspect-ratio switching, AV synchronization and audio channel manipulation; features include HD/SD tone and bar enabling via GPI, presets for AV timing, color correction, ARC and up-/downconversion, and audio monitor switching between Dolby 5.1 and stereo.
+44 118 950 2323
HD AVC ENCODER
Uses Main profile Level 4 H.264/AVC standard; features upgradable AVClairity compression, MPEG-4 AAC audio encoding and selectable constant or variable bit rate encoding options with bit rates ranging up to 20Mb/s; accepts 720p and 1080i (4:2:2) uncompressed HD video and up to four channels of embedded HD-SDI audio inputs; outputs on an MPEG-2 TS via DVB-ASI or 100BASE-T Ethernet; achieves low latency and low bit rates of 6Mb/s to 10Mb/s for high-motion sequences.
+1 408 764 0270
Digital routing switchers; 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, allowing facilities to route all digital video signals including the new 1080p format.
+1 801 575 8801
The 1RU unity gain on-air switcher is capable of switching four stereo pairs between three studios; each studio can control the transmission path, two peripheral paths for equipment such as a codec or hybrid, and a last studio to offer bus; a sustain mode also allows for a sustaining system, such as a PC automation system, to control the broadcast.
+44 1933 650700; www.sonifex.co.uk
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.
+44 1256 355 011; www.sonybiz.net
Is designed for Sennheiser's SKM 5200 RF wireless microphone; is rugged; cuts through high on-stage levels; can be used with all handheld transmitters of Sennheiser's 5000 series; combines powerful sound with exceptional feedback rejection.
+49 5130 600 0
Provides stream conditioning and correction of ASI streams; reduces bandwidth and headroom requirements in MPEG-2 ASI transport streams; increases available bandwidth by buffering data in the transport stream layer without transrating or transcoding.
+44 1722 333074
MPEG OVER IP ANALYZER
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; records any content stream at full-line rate for later analysis.
+1 605 339 0100
Stand: C1646, N1113
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; layout configurations can be changed instantly; can monitor up to 2304 channels of audio, including embedded, discrete AES or discrete analog.
+44 1491 820 000
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;.
+44 118 964 8000
Stand: N3100, N2502
ANALOG ROUTING SWITCHER
Sierra Video Systems
Sierra Pro XL
Routing switcher features IP connectivity for control via a standard TCP/IP socket connection; offers five-channel video measuring 450MHz at -3dB in matrix sizes from 8 × 4 to 32 × 32; frames can be five-channel RGBHV, four-channel RGBS, three-channel RGB/YUV, two-channel s-Vidoe (Y/C) systems or a custom video-only configuration.
+1 530 478 1000
VIDEO TRANSPORT SYSTEM
A 1RU video transport system that uses the company's ACT-L3 codec and advanced proprietary compression technologies; enables customers to transmit broadcast video in real time over any IP- or satellite-based network for live news broadcasts or distribution to cable headends; measures 1.75in × 19in × 16.25in.
+1 206 956 0544; www.streambox.com
Features HD/SDI input, HD/SDI 525/625/output formats, HD/SDI DVI ouput, embedded audio demux/metering for HD/SDI sources, in video keying of UMD/tally data and audio meters, and user-adjustable transparency; is fully compatible with Image Video tally controllers.
+1 416 750 8872
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.
+1 818 991 0360
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; works with all the latest HD acquisition formats; 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
Multi-audio processing modules designed to monitor analog stereo and AES/EBU audio inputs; can be used either as standalone units, or cascaded together to provide facility-wide audio monitoring capabilities (up to 15 modules); the ACC-8000 can be cascaded with the MCC-8004 and/or VCC-8000 series, offering users the ability to monitor both video and audio on the same display.
+86 10 8229 5305
AUDIO/VIDEO SYNC MEASUREMENT
Is a software package that checks and measures the audio and video synchronization of file-based video content; can be set to run in batch mode to do repeated/timed checks; test video is provided in various common formats, including uncompressed, compressed MPEG-2 and MPEG-4/AVC, both at SD and HD, and also 4:2:2 and 4:4:4.
+44 1344 392214
DATA TAPE DRIVE
With a built-in GigE port, A-Series drives are network-attached so they can be directly connected to any network and accessed by every edit workstation, networked server, graphics device and other computer-based video equipment on the network; is MXF-aware, allowing video tape-like access to subclips by timecode.
+44 1344 353500
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 75 ohm termination or non-termination.
+44 23 9266 1579
BROADCAST MONITORING SYSTEM
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; one rear-screen projection module is capable of simultaneously displaying multiple analog and digital video feeds together with related metadata, audio metering information and computer applications.
+32 56 368311; www.barco.com
Is a 19in, four-channel, 1RU master station; any combination of beltpacks, split-boxes or desktop-panels can simply be plugged to the Performer CR-4 master station using XLR microphone cables; provides noise- and hum-free, high-quality digital audio with side-tone nulling; features integrated power supplies to power up to four beltpack lines.
+49 202 292 90
VIDEO MONITORING SYSTEM
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.
+1 510 870 0810
Allows dynamic UMD information and dual tallies to be displayed directly in-picture on flat-screen monitors; a fully integrated addition to the TallyMan system to give a new monitoring option positioned between multiviewers and traditional Under Monitor Displays; works with both 4:3 and 16:9 sources and displays.
+44 1628 676 200
Rohde & Schwarz
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 portable; works with ATV B/G, DVB-C, DMB-T and DVB-T/H standards.
+49 89 4129 12931
Uses three 2.2Mb 2/3in progressive CCDs and a 14-bit A/D converter; supports 1080/23.98P, 24P, 25P, 29.97P, 50P, 59.94P, 50i and 59.94i formats; captures and records variable speed images from1P to 60P (1P to 30fps at 4:4:4 and 1P to 60fps at 4:2:2) at 1920 × 1080 HD resolution.
+44 1256 355 011; www.sonybiz.net
ACTIVE CONTROL MONITOR
Klein + Hummel
M 52 D
Offers a flat frequency response and a common mode rejection ratio of more than 50dB; includes switchable inputs for both analog and digital signals in AES/EBU and S/PDIF formats; features front-panel controls, a transformer-balanced XLR connector, a DC connector for use with 12V to 20V, clear high-frequency reproduction, low-distortion bass reproduction and a reference monitor for broadcast vans.
+33 1 49870300
VIDEO SERVER AND SYSTEM CONTROLLER
Six-channel television audio processor is a fully integrated, entry-level unit for controlling loudness and ensuring stable audio imaging for 5.1-channel broadcasts; accepts 5.1- or two-channel audio inputs, plus a dedicated EAS input via four BNC connectors; audio is processed by the DSP core; two-channel audio then can be mixed up if triggered by front-panel or GPI control.
+1 717 735 3611
BROADBAND DIRECTIONAL COUPLERS
Cover attenuation ranges of 3dB, 6dB, 10dB, 20dB and 30dB; feature water/corrosion resistance, stable passive intermodulation values of less than -160dBc, a power rating of up to 1000W and a three-stage design that ensures flat attenuation behavior from 800MHz to 2500MHz; applications include mobile communication base stations.
+49 891 2601 0; www.spinner.de
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, with location feedback for preset positioning and motion control; can be floor-, wall- or ceiling-mounted.
+1 201 848 9818
REMOTE PROGRAM MONITORING
Four new productivity modules to the Observer product line; Enhanced Search Engine Module allows users to search using closed-captioned text, words or phrases, word proximity and more; Quality Control Monitoring Module instantly notifies users of interruptions in the broadcast transmission; Ad Verification and Video Affidavit Module provides access to transmitted ads and proof of airing; Centralized Monitoring and View Module allows users to verify broadcast quality and review important content such as news from a central location.
+1 781 221 7400
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; complements today's HD digital video cameras; its sturdy construction is resistant to condensation, dust and rain; weighs 4lbs, with 2X extender and 3.7lbs in the HD-E version.
+33 477 907 800
MULTIFORMAT, DUAL-CHANNEL HD VIDEO PROCESSOR
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.
+44 161 408 6690; www.tvone.com
Brick House Video
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 www.brickhousevideo.com
MPEG-2 TS ANALYSER
MPEG-2 transport stream analyzer now includes H.264 support, user-configurable profiles for CableLabs, DVB and ATSC compliance verification, and enhanced visibility into the transport stream.
+1 858 679 8990
Provides serial digital video and audio ingest into Telestream's FlipFactory and Episode series transcoding applications; the company's Flip4Mac business will also offer Pipeline for ingest into Apple Final Cut Pro systems for editing; offers shared network access by anyone connected to the network; is software programmable, configurable and easily upgradable.
+1 877 257 6245; www.telestream.net
Wide-angle 14mm and telephoto 150mm lenses exhibit minimal geometric distortions; combine high speed (T1.3) with enhanced optical performance.
+49 89 3809 0; www.arri.com
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