06.01.2007 12:00 PM
NAB2007 REVIEW

NAB is just too big to get around in four days. In case you missed some of the new product releases, we have a sampling from the many hundreds that were debuted at the show. In this world of software, the hardware sector is still as strong as ever, with innovation from the lens through to the transmitter.

We hope that our listing will prove useful as you search for that essential component for your next project.

ME CODE/IFB TRANSMITTER

Zaxcom
IFB800

Transmits time code, IFB audio and remote-control commands to the company's TRX/ZFR product lines already in use; transmits time code to synchronize the internal recording of a wireless TRX/ZFR unit to match the camera or other recording device; once the unit receives the IFB800's time code transmission, the system's built-in time code generator jams to the external signal.
+1 973 835 5000; www.zaxcom.com

PORTABLE SATCOM TERMINAL DTV REPEATER MODULE

TeamCast
GFX-3000

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.
+1 312 263 0033
www.teamcast.com

AUDIO/VIDEO SYNC MEASUREMENT

Tektronix
SyncCert

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
www.tektronix.com

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.
+08 449 5220
www.genelec.com

RASTERIZER

Leader
LV7700

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

HD VIDEO DISK RECORDER

Doremi Labs
V1-HD/LE

Records up to 80 minutes of HD-SDI video on two internal removable SCSI drives; can function as a drop-in replacement for professional HD videotape recorders.
+33 492 952 830
www.doremilabs.com

MULTIFORMAT VIDEO ROUTER

Network Electronics
SL-HD3232

Compact 32 × 32 video router supports SD-SDI and HD-SDI; offers reclocking on all standard video rates; includes support for dual-link 3G for 1080p50 and 1080p60 HDTV formats; supports 1.5Gb/s HD formats, including 720p50, 720p60, 1080i50 and 1080i60.
+47 33 48 99 99
www.network-electronics.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.
+44 113 277 1441
www.audio-technica.com

GRAPHICS AUTOMATION

Miranda
Xmedia Suite

Streamlines both live production and channel branding graphics workflows; 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; www.miranda.com

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; improves workflow efficiency.
+44 118 964 8000
www.broadcast.harris.com

PLAY-TO-AIR STORAGE SYSTEMS

SeaChange MediaLibrary BML6000ex and BML24000ex

Ensure reliable playout without failure; provide centralized online access to any video or audio file on any device, which helps to streamline operations from capture to on-air; real-time video I/O bandwidth is guaranteed by the company's streaming engine over IP accelerator GigE ports; the systems scale by adding nodes for incremental increases in bandwidth and storage.
+39 335 626 94 22; www.schange.com

HD MONITOR

Marshall Electronics
TFT-MegaPixel

Provides high-pixel density for 10.4in (26.4cm) to 3.5in (8.9cm) 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; www.lcdracks.com

NEWSROOM COMPUTER SYSTEM

OCTOPUS Newsroom
OCTOPUS5

All incoming information, such as wires, Web feeds, media, faxes and e-mails, is organized and ready to be used 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
www.octopus-news.com

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.
+1 805 690 3650
www.iconixvideo.com

VIDEO IMAGE CONDITIONING SYSTEM

Snell & Wilcox
Protus Ph.C

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

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.
+1 626 293 3428; www.emcore.com

ARCHIVAL AND STORAGE SYSTEMS INTEGRATION

Crispin
ArchiveManager

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; www.crispincorp.com

SWITCHER

FOR-A
HVS-600HS

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; www.for-a.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

TRANSMITTERS

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.
+1 610 917 1182; www.acrodyne.com

GIGE PATCH PANEL

ADC
Unipatch

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; cable-agnostic; Cat 6 rated patch cords are keyed to ensure proper patching.
+44 1242 26 44 00; www.adc.com

PROGRAM OPTIMIZER

Dolby
DP600

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; www.dolby.com

GRAPHICS ENGINE

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).
+47 5590 8080; www.vizrt.com

ARCHIVE SOFTWARE

EVS
XFile

The latest software module of the XFile delivers IMX OP1a media files onto removable HDD during the feed record in the XT[2] video production server; as soon as the recording process starts, the material is simultaneously ingested on the XT[2] 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

COLOR ANALYZER SET

DK-Technologies
PM5639

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.
+45 44 85 02 55
www.dk-technologies.com

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, allowing facilities to route all digital video signals, including the new 1080p format.
+1 801 575 8801
www.utahscientific.com

CHASSIS CONNECTORS

Neutrik
DLX series

The 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.
+44 1983 811 441; www.neutrik.com

OPEN STANDARD MODULATOR

Radyne
DM240XR

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.
+44 1252 731 300; www.radyne.net

AUTOMATION SYSTEM

Sundance Digital
Titan v3.0

Features remote control functionality, streamlined GUI and the capability to control hundreds of playout channels within a single facility or playlists at multiple remote locations; offers operator interfaces in French, German, Italian and Spanish, supports BXF SMPTE 2010 standard, including real-time dub order, content management and as-run status updates.
+65 6476 7666
www.sundancedigital.com

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.
+49 7131 617 0
www.beyerdynamic.com

CAPTURE AND PLAYBACK CARD

Blackmagic Design
DeckLink HD Studio

Captures 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

ROUTER

Evertz
EQX

A 576 x 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 autoconfiguration.
+44 118 935 0200; www.evertz.com

VIDEO TRANSPORT SYSTEM

Streambox
SBT3-5200

The 1RU video transport system 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 (4.45cm) × 19in (48.26cm) × 16.25in (41.28cm).
206-956-0544; www.streambox.com

IPTV HEADEND

TANDBERG Television
iPlex UltraCompression

The HD and SD IPTV headend delivers bandwidth improvements of up to 50 percent over previously deployed MPEG-4 AVC units; offers MPEG-2 SD encoding, MPEG-4 AVC HD and SD encoding, MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 transcoding, MPEG-2 transrating, and picture-in-picture service generation in a telco design chassis.
+44 2380 484 161; www.tandbergtv.com

EDITING SYSTEM

Thomson Grass Valley
EDIUS SP SDI

Combined with a PCI Express card, the editing system 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 I/O, component video I/O and frame-accurate RS-422 VTR control.
+33 1 34 20 70 00; www.thomsongrassvalley.com

MPEG-2 TEST AND MONITORING PLATFORM

Pixelmetrix
DVStation-IP

Provides MPEG-2 transport stream analysis and monitoring over an IP connection via 10/100/1000Mb/s Ethernet port; configurable to sense video traffic on any set of IP address pairs, extract the MPEG-2 transport stream and perform verification.
+41 56 6410 317; www.pixelmetrix.com

HD TELEPHOTO LENS

Fujinon
XA88x8.8BESM

Features 88X magnification with the widest focal length of 8.8mm to 777mm telephoto; ideal for large sporting events; captures wide-angle shots or long-range close-ups in 16:9, 4:3 HD or SD; comes equipped with Fujinon's GO-Technology, which improves image resolution and chromatic aberrations at all focal lengths.
+1 973 633 5600
www.fujinonbroadcast.com

LOW-POWER UHF TRANSMITTER

LARCAN
MXi series

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; www.larcan.com

NEWSROOM SYSTEM

Harris
NewsForce

A newsroom system built on 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
www.broadcast.harris.com

UHF STEREO TRANSMITTER

Screen Service
SCT 100U/S 10W

Transmitter has a modular construction, conventional cooling, and AGC and ALC controls; features three-slope linearity precorrection; 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

NEWSROOM EDITOR

JustEdit
vsnscenes

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; www.vsn-tv.com

TRIAX CONNECTOR

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.
+44 23 9245 9600
www.fischerconnectors.com

DIGITAL AUDIO ROUTER

NTP Technology
625

The 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

DSP PLATFORM

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.
+41 44 870 75 11; www.studer.ch

PORTABLE SURROUND MICROPHONE

Holophone H4 SuperMINI

Comes equipped with an integrated multichannel preamplifier, 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, which are available at one per channel from three stereo 3.5mm female jacks.
+1 416 362 7790
www.holophone.com

TAPELESS RECORDING MEDIA

Maxell
Professional Disc for XDCAM

Optical media for XDCAM HD video systems; 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, scratches and fingerprints; offers 122 minutes of record and playback time in the MPEG HD LP mode, more than 65 minutes in the MPEG HD HQ mode, about 45 minutes at 50Mb/s in the MPEG IMX mode, and up to 85 minutes in the DVCAM mode.
+44 1923 33 1000; www.maxell.com

JIB ADAPTER

Panther Broadcast
Foxy Jib

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; can carry weight up to 65kg.
+49 89 613 900 33; www.panther.tv

MEDIA SERVER

Omneon
MediaDeck

Integrates media storage, system management, GigE connectivity, and SD or HD video I/O modules in a 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; designed for small stations and other users requiring a standalone server that is affordable, reliable and compatible with existing automation systems.
+44 1256 347 400; www.omneon.com

NEWS SYSTEM

Quantel
Newsbox HD

The self-contained news system is ready to go on-air straight out of the box; available in both HD-now and HD-upgradable configurations, allowing broadcasters to manage their HD investments; works with all the latest HD acquisition formats; allows users 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

VIDEO TIME AND DATE GENERATOR

ESE
ES-206U

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

AUTOMATION

Florical
Automated Join in Process (JIP)

Featured in the AirBoss presentation controller; 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; www.florical.com

DIGITAL NEWSROOM SYSTEM

JustEdit
vsnnews

News management 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; integrates with most NLEs.
+34 93 734 99 70; www.vsn-tv.com

CAMERA

Sony
HDC-1400

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 355011
www.sony.com/professional

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.
+44 8708 325 400
www.scientificatlanta.com

VIDEO SERVER

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; includes frame sync, SDI video ports, AES/EBU, digital, analog and embedded audio.
+1 818 735 8221
www.360systems.com

UPCONVERTER

Evertz
7711UC-HD

An all-in-one upconverter 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 and is SNMP-enabled for monitoring and configuration.
+44 118 935 0200; www.evertz.com

MIC HEAD

Sennheiser
MD 5235

Designed for Sennheiser's SKM 5200 RF wireless microphone; the rugged mic head cuts through high on-stage levels; can be used with all handheld transmitters of Sennheiser's 5000 series; combines powerful sound with feedback rejection.
+49 5130 600 0
www.sennheiser.com

MULTI-IMAGE PROCESSOR

Miranda
Kaleido-X

Allows unlimited signal repetition over eight monitors; all the multi-image outputs can be grouped to create large, highly integrated monitoring systems; can be controlled independently for multiroom environments, using one or more remote control panels; layout configurations can be changed instantly; monitors up to 2304 channels of audio, including embedded, discrete AES or discrete analog.
+44 1491 820 000
www.miranda.com

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.
+1 510 870 0810; www.wohler.com

DATA TAPE DRIVE

Quantum
ProVideo A-series

With a built-in GigE port, 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; the drive is MXF-aware, allowing videotape-like access to subclips by time code.
+44 1344 353500; www.quantum.com

LI-ON CAMERA BATTERY

Anton/Bauer
ElipZ 10k

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 beltpack or adapter; uses the underside of the camera as a mounting surface, away from the operator controls; does not require voltage conversion circuitry; provides a strong and secure structural foundation for the camera.
+31 45 5639220
www.antonbauer.com

MAM SYSTEM

Pharos Communications
Mediator

Features MPEG-4-based video browsing, automated robotic ingest and a virtual VTR; enhances stored media by the addition of components, such as extra audio files to support multiple language soundtracks; allows generation of specific management reports, such as ingest lists, picklists for transmission, transferred items or missing material.
+44 118 950 2323
www.pharos-comms.com

OUTDOOR TWT AMPLIFIER

MCL
MT3600

Features an event log, remote and computer interface, auto power control and status and redundancy through a 1:1, 1:2 or phase combined system; supports applications at 125W, 150W, 175W and 250W; allows customization to include an L-band block upconverter, internal linearizer or internal Ethernet interface.
+1 630 759 9500; www.mcl.com

REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM

ANT Group
Garda System

Allows broadcasters to completely monitor and control site equipment; connects any product, and presents the collected data, alarms and events in a standard, comprehensive interface; all communication passes through the control center.
+39 0365 34558; www.antgroup.it

HD H.264 ENCODER

NVISION
NV2020

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.
+1 530 265 1119; www.nvision.tv

INTERCOM SYSTEM

Riedel
Performer CR-4

A 19in (48cm), four-channel, 1RU master station; any combination of beltpacks, split-boxes or desktop-panels can simply be plugged to the 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; www.riedel.net

CAPTURE CARD

AJA
KONA 3

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; www.aja.com

HD/SD VIDEO EDITOR

Matrox Electronic Systems
Axio

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.
+44 1895 827300
www.matrox.com/video

AUTOMATION SOFTWARE SYSTEM

VCI Solutions
autoXE

Manages the entire content lifecycle, from point-of-sale to point-of-air; enables scheduling, monitoring, managing and playback; can manage one, 25, 50 or more channel streams with ease; allows transparent integration and interoperability with other broadcast systems such as Omneon and Pathfire.
+1 413 272 7200
www.vcisolutions.com

BROADCAST MONITORING SYSTEM

Barco
Networked Broadcast Monitoring System

Allows high-quality, low-latency distribution of video sources and metadata over an IP network toward 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 233211; www.barco.com

SATELLITE MULTIMEDIA BROADBAND SYSTEM

Newtec
Sat3Play

The two-way satellite multimedia broadband system is designed for optimizing the delivery of fast Internet access, VoIP telephony, and video and audio services; allows broadcasters to offer services to consumers in areas where no terrestrial infrastructure is available at a competitive price.
+32 3 780 6500
www.newtecamerica.com

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

DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER

Fast Forward Video
Omega HD

Records SD and 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.
+49 6151 938544; www.ffv.com

WIRELESS CAMERA TRANSMITTER

Elber
WLCT-01

A mobile transmitter, ideal in situations 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

CAMERA BATTERY

IDX
ENDURA ELITE

Li-Ion V-Mount battery; designed for mobile, HD 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 (using a 40W HD ENG/EFP camera); complies with current IATA and UN A45 aircraft security regulations.
+44 20 8813 1666; www.idx-europe.co.uk

SIGNAL INTEGRATION SYSTEM

Ensemble Designs
Avenue

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; PC software and touchscreens allow users to control and monitor every module from any location.
+1 530 478 1830
www.ensembledesigns.com

TV ANALYZER

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.
+49 89 4129 0
www2.rohde-schwarz.com

CHANNEL INGEST

TV Magic
i/oIngest

Offers users an ingest channel for capture of footage from tape- or file-based media; allows users to view the feed at the same time it is being recorded with Apple QuickTime, as well as add as many record, edit and playback channels as desired; captures direct-to-local or shared storage; can perform long captures at varying durations.
+1 858 650 3155; www.tvmagic.tv

FIBER-OPTIC ROUTER

Opticomm
Optiva

The digital, daisy-chained fiber-optic communication platform features customizable, multioriented video, audio and data input configurations; supports most signals deriving from commercially available video, audio and/or data equipment in any configuration.
+44 1 933461666
ww.opticomm.com

PORTABLE 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.
+49 7545 939 0
www.ndsatcom.com

AUTOMATION

Pro-Bel
Morpheus Foundation

Automation system suitable for one to six channels; offers many of the advance features of the Morpheus 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.
+44 118 986 6123; www.pro-bel.com

ALIGNER/FRAME SYNCHRONIZER

Axon Digital Design
HES20

The aligner and frame synchronizer automatically detects Dolby E, and a possible offset of the guard band is measured; any offset of up to +/-0.5 frame will be corrected automatically by delaying the Dolby E between 0.5 and 1.5 frame; the video part of the SDI stream is delayed by one frame as default.
+44 118 973 8920; www.axon.tv



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