An advanced look at what is available at NAB2007 is a step forward in finding the perfect solution for your facility. Broadcast Engineering provides you with that advanced look with this second installment of products that will be exhibited on the show floor. These new products represent the latest developments just prior to show time.
The 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; is SNMP-enabled for monitoring and configuration.
+44 118 935 0200; www.evertz.com
HD/SD SIGNAL PROCESSOR
The more advanced version of the FA-9000 supports all formats, including HD, SD, analog, digital and audio; uses 12-bit internal processing for high-quality images; features numerous options such as an upconverter, downconverter, color corrector, median-based noise reduction, logo generator and Dolby E decoder.
+1 714 894 3311; www.for-a.com
The 2-way satellite multimedia broadband system allows the bundling of data, voice and video services over a single satellite broadband connection; features DVB-S2 technology, enabling a 30-percent reduction of the satellite capacity costs.
+32 3 780 6500
Uses a 36MHz switching bandwidth that is tunable in 5kHz increments to generate 7200 frequency options; ideal for location sound recording; weighs just 7oz; can be powered from a camcorder or via a rechargeable battery that delivers between nine hours and 18 hours of continuous operation.
+49 5130 600 0
REMOTE NEWSROOM COMPUTER SYSTEM
Newsroom Field Reporter
All incoming information, such as wires, Web feeds and e-mails, is 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
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; now benefits from four keyers and has the ability to handle audio mixing.
+44 118 986 6123; www.pro-bel.com
DVB-T MONITORING CARD
Continuously checks the quality of service for up to eight DVB-T channels in an area; checks the most important parameters for a DVB-T channel.
+39 0365 34558; www.antgroup.it
COLOR CORRECTION SYSTEM
The entry-level, nonlinear color correction system is an addition to Pablo; allows users to manipulate colors quickly, accurately and intuitively; works directly in the image, elminating the need for time-consuming keying.
+44 1635 48 222; www.quantel.com
BROADBAND POWER SPLITTERS
Feature a frequency range of 330MHz to 2700MHz, an even split, a flat frequency response, a low VSWR and stable passive intermodulation values of less than -160dBc; split up to 450W and resist voltage spikes up to 1800V; include integrated lightning protection on the antenna side and DC break on the input side.
+49 891 2601 0; www.spinner.de
The cable connector is designed for EMI protection; is comprised of three-pole male/female XLR cable connectors with integrated LC filters, which avoid the RD interference and LF noise; includes a 360-degree shield contact on the female connector to ensure the best possible shielding and chassis contact.
+1 732 901 9488; www.neutrik.com
DUAL HD MONITOR SET
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.
+1 310 333 0606; www.lcdracks.com
HD STANDARDS CONVERTER
Snell & Wilcox
Alchemist Ph.C — HD
Offers HD frame-rate conversion for both 1080i and 720p standards; performs SD standards conversion between 50Hz and 60Hz material, and HDTV upconversion, downconversion and crossconversion; provides two outputs that can be used for transmission of program feeds in multiple standards or formats.
+44 23 9248 9000
Enables broadcasters to migrate from the existing 720p and 1080i HDTV standards to the emerging 1080p format; is available throughout Harris' signal processing and distribution products, including the X75 HD multiple-path converter/synchronizer, distribution amplifiers in the 6800+ modular core processing platform, the Panacea routing switcher, and the Platinum and Platinum MX routing switchers.
+44 118 964 8000
Stand: N3100, N2502
The system, 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
HD VIDEO TRANSPORT
The HD encoder/HD decoder provides full-motion, full-frame 1080i/720p HD broadcast video and audio in real time, over satellite and IP-based networks; works seamlessly with the full range of Streambox systems and solutions; is built on the company's ACT-L3 codec, which provides HD video quality at data rates ranging from 512Kb/s to 20Mb/s.
+1 206 956 0544
DIGITAL AUDIO ROUTER
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
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.
+44 118 964 8000
Stand: N3100, N2502
PLAYLIST AND CUE MANAGER
Hi Tech Systems
Its VDCP controller is based on the Q-Tracker touch-screen interface; intuitive control surface for non-technical operators; enables fast, easy playlist building from up to six video sources; cue capture is achieved by touching the source display; the cue is stored as a thumbnail image with user-definable metadata.
+44 1256 780880
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
WIRELESS CAMERA TRANSMITTER
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
AES/EBU direct cabling assemblies
Available in 3.05m and 4.57m versions and with a wide variety of XLR connector combinations, including all male, all female, mixed genders or TRS connectors; include tails/tails, DB25 analog or digital fanouts and DB25 trunks, supporting either analog or digital wiring standards; are designed to be rugged and flexible.
+1 908 686 7400 ; www.wireworks.com
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.
+1 530 274 2048; www.aja.com
Stand: SL6113, SU7511
Provides both the surround and stereo soundscape at large-scale outside broadcast events; the multichannel audio it generates from a single point source is completely phase-coherent; this enables the broadcaster to collapse the surround to stereo or mono for TV feeds without loss of information, frequency imbalance or any other phase problems associated with spaced microphones or multi-capsule dummy head arrangements.
+44 1924 201089 www.soundfield.com
HD STUDIO LENS
The 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.
+49 2154 9240
DOLBY E DECODING OPTION
For use with the Studer Vista and OnAir 3000 ranges of digital consoles; a single optional I/O card accepts any AES/EBU stream containing signals encoded with Dolby E or Dolby Digital, decodes the stream within the input stage and then provides up to two sets of eight channels to the console; one D21m I/O frame can take up to 12 of these cards in a 3RU space.
+41 44 870 75 11; www.studer.ch
Feature low contact resistance and enable a long life; their waterproof and rugged design assures a reliable transmission between the camera and control unit in studios or broadcast vehicles; have an endurance of 5000 mating cycles.
+41 21 800 95 95
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
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.
+44 870 2414118
MULTIRATE VIDEO ROUTER
PESA Cheetah 864
Provides both HD and SDI on copper or fiber in a 41RU frame; offers internal redundant power, redundant frame and system controllers, and external full-size BNC connectors.
+44 20 8816 8879
DUAL-CHANNEL DIGITAL DOWNCONVERTER
D VD 5602/5604
Offers two fully independent channels of downconversion on one card; accommodates up to 20 channels of downcoversion in a single 2RU frame; includes three mixed modes of operation: dual-channel HDTV/SDTV reclocking distribution amplifier, dual-channel downconversion plus reclocking distribution amplifier and dual-channel multiformat digital video test generator.
+49 6150 18170; www.lynx-technik.com
BIAMPLIFIED 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.
+358 17 83 881; www.genelec.com
Can deliver 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.
+39 039 2432 1; www.dmtonline.com
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; on-screen menus allow time setting, adjustment of the display size and position.
+1 310 322 2136; www.ese-web.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, an SAW vestigial filter and Sync restore.
+39 030 3582225; www.screen.it
WIDESCREEN LCD MONITORS
LMD-2030W 20in model features WSXGA+ 1680 × 1050 resolution, HDMI input connectivity for HDV camcorders and decks in portable applications; supports composite video, Y/C, RGB component as standard and optional DI-SDI; LMD-2450W 24in and LMD-2050W 20in models accept 1080/60P signals via a standard DVI input; feature 10-bit processing, waveform monitoring and audio level meter display; support composite video, Y/C, RGB, component as standard and optional SDI.
+44 1256 355011
The shoulder-mounted P2 HD camcorder 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; the 8.2lb camcorder 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.
+44 8700 100 464
Thomson Grass Valley
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.
+33 1 34 20 70 00
CAMERA MOTION CONTROL SERIES
Allows pan and tilt heads to be integrated with the most current Shotoku systems, eliminating the compatibility and support issues commonly associated with legacy equipment maintenance; is designed to be a cost-effective upgrade; interfaces with other manufacturers' pan and tilt heads by directly accessing the existing motor and potentiometer connectors.
+44 1784 224 650
Professional Disc for XDCAM
Designed for professional video and broadcast direct-to-disc tapeless recording, the disc 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 494400
P2 RECORDING EDITING SYSTEM
Thomson Grass Valley
EDIUS SP SDI
The system 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.
+33 1 34 20 70 00
With DeckLink 5.7, users can choose uncompressed online JPEG video that's full-resolution HD, includes high-quality 4:2:2 color sampling and a low compression rate; is fully compatible with Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and other DirectShow software.
+31 75 6572450
16GB P2 card
The 16GB P2 card is designed for the company's line of solid-state camcorders and decks; is resistant to impact, vibration, shock, dust and environmental extremes, including sudden temperature changes; connects instantly with laptops and major nonlinear editing systems to eliminate the task of digitizing; is reusable.
+44 8700 100 464
The HD and SD IPTV headend is designed to deliver 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
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.
+1 413 272 7200
TIME CODE/IFB TRANSMITTER
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
Uses Motion JPEG2000 standard compression; Motion JPEG provides mathematically lossless compression; users can realize approximately three-to-one compression of uncompressed video; maintains uncompressed video quality without the bandwidth and storage requirements of uncompressed video.
+39 06 87201 495
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
Manages airtime sales and traffic operations, as well as content acquisition, broadcast rights, long-term and detailed schedule planning, and promotion planning; new features include an automated sales proposal generation tool that makes better use of inventory, automated brand allocation functionality and virtual inventory.
+44 208 799 0305
Provides a workflow solution for the creation, management, scheduling, tracking and delivery of physical and digital media assets; allows users to manage and track physical and file-based media content and related activities; new capabilities enable the software to maintain metadata on both physical and digital media assets.
+1 818 303 7800
L-BAND PANEL ANTENNA
Radio Frequency Systems
The L-band panel antenna is designed for DVB-H and DAB applications; is vertically polarized; supports applications across the entire broadcast L-Band — 1452MHz to 1675 MHz; features a high-power handling capability (up to 750W); is available in 65- or 90-degree horizontal beamwidth with multiple mounting arrangements.
+44 1344 353564; www.quantum.com
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, including echo cancellation and spectrum shape filtering.
+33 2 23 25 26 80; www.teamcast.com
TES9 HD-SDI VANC
Adds multilanguage captioning support and automatic data module configuration; enables the insertion of two languages from a single caption server or from multiple caption servers; inserts audio metadata, a broadcast flag, active format descriptors and captions; adapts its data encoding to the input video type automatically.
+1 613 592 4164; www.norpak.ca
Allows for ingest, digitization, archiving, indexing, intranet search and browsing of all types of audio and video files; users can publish this content directly to multiple formats, such as the Internet and mobile phones, as well as to third-party systems, and can define their own rules for automatic publishing of content; can be set up so that publishing triggers automatic encoding of the video to the proper target format, such as video formats used in mobile phone applications.
+33 4675 90807; www.netia.com
Digital Automation System (DAS)
Offers media management, sophisticated logging functionality, integration with any traffic system, full-functioned graphical device control, distributed or centralized IP control, monitoring and maintenance of wide area networked television systems, and interfaces to nearline storage and archive management systems.
+1 201 651 9300
Strategy & Technology
Allows a broadcaster or network operator to configure and automatically generate MPEG-2 transport streams containing DSM-CC object carousels for interactive TV; the solution is fully compliant with DVB and OCAP standards; supports MHEG, MHP, OCAP and ETV-compliant applications.
+44 20 7183 1500; www.s-and-t.com
Polecam is a single-operator, lightweight, portable jib-arm and broadcast system; features a 5ft to 20ft reach; weighs a maximum of 44lbs; can be rigged in 10 minutes and de-rigged in five minutes with no setup tools; mounts on a standard lightweight tripod/dolly or on the supplied body harness for complete mobility.
+44 1234 855222; www.polecam.com
Quantum Depressed Collector IOT
High-power, depressed collector, 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
LIVE SPORTS ENHANCEMENT
Inserts live, tied-to-the-field 3-D graphics, animations and video; regardless of camera movement, the inserted object remains at its position; offers live sports enhancement through a series of plug-ins; virtual advertisement can take the form of virtual carpets that are superimposed at the boundaries of the playing field, as 3-D graphics sequence, or even as a video stream of an ad that is inserted to the playing field.
+44 20 8395 6203
New teleport package includes a contract manager, compatible resources verification, antenna array and trouble ticket reporting used in satellite resource scheduling; allows for detailed selection and setup parameters that enable rules and technical validation of uplink and downlink options using detailed control logic.
+44 20 7636 0707
INTERACTIVE CONTENT PRODUCTION SYSTEM
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
A new extension for the Pathfire Digital Media Gateway (DMG); allows content to reach a global audience and remain available for as long as the content is needed; combines the Pathfire DMG with online archives, allowing users to request content on demand and have it sent directly to an existing Pathfire system; for non-Pathfire DMG users, provides access to a multitude of file formats suitable for use by any media outlet.
+1 770 619 0801; www.pathfire.com
Mega 4Bank DMX
Can harmonize light levels in a fixture array or switch tubes independently of one another from a DMX control board; the system includes a fixture, mounting plate, extension cable and Mega4Bank DMX Ballast; the Ballast operates 4Bank fixtures, double fixtures, single fixtures and the company's Blanket-Lite; is designed to run on high output 8ft and 6ft True Match lamps.
+1 818 767 6528
Features an event log, continuous attenuator adjustment in dB and available redundancy in 1:1 and phase combined configurations; allows customization to include L-band block upconverter and internal linearizer; supports Ku-band applications at 125W or 200W.
+1 630 759 9500
IDX System Technology
The Li-Ion V-Mount battery 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 (using a 40W high-def ENG/EFP camera); complies with current IATA and UN A45 aircraft security regulations.
+44 20 8813 1666
BANDWIDTH OPTIMIZATION TOOL
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; users enter their current satellite earth station and link parameters to start the calculation; the tool then calculates the potential space segment savings or throughput increase.
+1 480 333 2200
Note: Stand 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.