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08.01.2005
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
New Products - U.S. edition

MULTICHANNEL AUDIO ENCODER/DECODER

Dolby Laboratories Dolby E DP571/DP572: Encodes up to eight channels of digital audio and metadata for use in DTV program production and broadcast distribution; decodes Dolby E bitstreams for use in DTV program production and broadcast distribution infrastructure.
415-645-5293; www.dolby.com

700MHZ ANTENNAS

Dielectric 7C, 7P and 7S Series: Antennas can be horizontally, vertically or circularly polarized; 7C Series consists of slotted coaxial antennas designed for applications requiring a lightweight, 6MHz or 10MHz solution in the 700MHz band; the 7P Series meets both omnidirectional and unique pattern requirements with either horizontal or vertical polarization; the 7S Series is designed for applications requiring a horizontally polarized, omnidirectional broadband solution.
207-655-4555; www.dielectric.com

HD/SDI FOUR-CHANNEL AUDIO EMBEDDER/DISEMBEDDER

AJA HD10AMA: Disembedder provides four analog audio outputs; embedder is user-selectable, on a channel pair basis, to either pass SDI input audio or to embed input analog audio; analog audio levels are selectable.
530-274-2048; www.aja.com

BIDIRECTIONAL ANALOG CONVERTER

Blackmagic Design Multibridge: Simultaneously converts from digital to analog, and analog to digital; supports 12 channels of SDI-embedded audio and converts to and from eight channels of AES and four channels of pro analog balanced audio.
+31 20 616 9424; www.blackmagic-design.com

5.1 SOURCE INPUT HANDLING

Calrec Audio System Plus: Allows for comprehensive adjustment of individual discrete elements via a custom-designed spill panel; using one fader per surround channel, an operator uses the resources of 2x stereo channels for L/R and LS/RS, and 2x mono channels for center and LFE.
+44 1422 842159; www.calrec.com

DIGITAL WIRELESS INTERCOM

Clear-Com FreeSpeak: Features complete programmability with up to six communications routes per beltpack; users can remote and customize coverage areas, as well as connect with two wired party-line and four digital matrix channels.
+44 1223 815000; www.clearcom.com

TRANSMITTERS AND REPEATERS

DMT: Range includes digital and “digital-ready” analog models in VHF and UHF bands, with air or liquid cooling; offer 0.1W to 40kW output power; compatible with all types of digital terrestrial TV networks.
+44 118 986 6123; www.dmtonline.com

MULTI-DISPLAY AND SIGNAL MONITORING SYSTEM

Evertz MVP: Allows users to resize and relocate up to 72 auto-detected HD-SDI, SD-SDI or composite analog video inputs on one or more displays; each input is resizable more than once and shown on the same or multiple displays.
+44 1895 458 444; www.evertz.com

BI-AMPLIFIED MONITORING SYSTEM

Genelec 8120A: The company's smallest speaker system (height with Iso-Pod is 242mm, width is 151mm and depth is 142mm); designed for monitoring in difficult listening environments, particularly those compromised by lack of space; has a die-cast aluminum minimum diffraction enclosure.
508-652-0900; www.genelec.com

VTR

Grass Valley Turbo iDDR: Leverages the digital storage, networking and media-management capabilities of the company's Profile video servers; fits into any existing environment; users can load content as audio or video, or as files from removable media.
+33 1 34 20 70 00; www.grassvalley.com

CONTENT DELIVERY PLATFORM

Harris H-Class: Provides broadcasters and content providers with the means to integrate disparate processes into a single, modular system; handles all content management and delivery enterprise-wide from creation to consumption; based on open standards.
217-221-7180; www.broadcast.harris.com

SD/HD EDITOR

Leitch VelocityNX: A full-featured HD/SD craft editor for NEXIO environments; based on the Velocity user interface; integrated into the NEXIO SAN; features the ability to edit Leitch native SD and HD files directly from the NEXIO shared storage architecture.
+44 1344 446 000; www.leitch.com

DUAL HD MONITOR SET

Marshall Electronics V-R72P-2HDA: Features high-resolution, 1.2 million pixel screens with completely digital signal processing; designed specifically for analog applications; accepts DVI and HDMI computer or video signals plus all SD and HD analog video standards and signal types.
800-800-6608; www.lcdracks.com

MODULAR ROUTER

Network Electronics VikinX: Consists of a 128 × 128 AES router and a 64 × 64 analog audio router; features dual hot-swappable and load-sharing power supplies; supports dual and redundant system control and monitoring tools.
+44 29 2067 1760; www.network-electronics.com

FIBER-OPTIC CONNECTORS

Neutrik OpticalCon: Consists of an all-metal and dirt-protected chassis and cable connector; increases the reliability and maximizes the uptime; offers the choice of using a cost-effective LC connector as a permanent connection.
+423 2325393; www.neutrik.com

DYNAMIC AUTOMATION

Salzbrenner STAGETEC AURUS SnapMix: Allows for storing complex mixes or effects as SnapMixes; SnapMixes can be recalled regardless of the presence of external time code, with the internal clock of the AURUS used as a sync reference; allows for asymmetrical fades between two stored snapshots for precisely reproducing complex panning effects.
+49 9545 440 0; www.stagetec.com

DIGITAL/ANALOG RECEIVER

Nucomm CR6D: Comes with an internal MPEG-2 decoder and COFDM demodulator; compatible with most remote controls; capable of multiband operation when used with block downconverters.
908-852-3700; www.nucomm.com

NEWSROOM WORKFLOW SYSTEM

OCTOPUS Newsroom Octopus 5: Improved comprehensive search tool now looks for locally stored data, as well as indexes Web content gained from RSS feeds; new feature allows users to store defined filters and create their own piece of main menu.
+420 221 181 511; www.octopus-news.com

HD MEDIA SERVER

Omneon Spectrum HD: Features integrated capability for the simultaneous playback of SD and HD content on either the same channel or independent channel; HD MediaPort playout modules can support one or two channels of HD MPEG playout of 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 material at bit rates up to 78Mb/s.
+44 1256 884 450; www.omneon.com

HD CAMCORDER

Panasonic AG-HVX200 P2 Palmcorder: Switchable between SD and HD and between interlaced and progressive; uses P2 solid-state storage of MXF files; supports all 1080, 720 and 480 signals at 24p and 30p frame rates.
201-348-5300; www.panasonic.com

PLAYOUT SYSTEM

Telenor Satellite Broadcasting SBc Playout: You provide Telenor with the programming and a schedule; Telenor stores the programming and later broadcasts it according to the specified times; ideal for smaller operators that do not have their own production facilities.
+44 207 923 6500; www.telenorsbc.com

DIGITAL VIDEO PROCESSING

Terayon DM 6400 Network CherryPicker: Applications include grooming of custom channel line-ups, rate shaping and statistical multiplexing; designed to deliver superior picture quality for both SD and HD digital video services; now features support for the H.264/AVC advanced codec.
408-235-5500; www.terayon.com

WAVELENGTH MANAGER

Telecast Fiber Systems Teleport: Coarse wavelength division multiplexing wavelength manager; provides high-bandwidth multiplexing for 32 digital signals on two single-mode fibers; features 1300nm and 1550nm inputs.
508-754-4858; www.telecast-fiber.com

AUDIO MONITOR

ATG Broadcast SAM-E: New SDI audio extractor option provides push-button, front-panel access to each of the eight audio channel pairs; is ideal for multichannel or multi-language applications; has eight stereo inputs, digital carrier auto-sensing and amplified stereo outputs; designed for desktop or rack-based installation.
+44 1462 485 4444; www.atgbroadcast.co.uk

ARCHIVE MANAGEMENT

Front Porch Digital DIVArchive 5.9: Key enhancements include broader interoperability with MXF devices, multi-site archive distribution, archive partitioning, enhanced Unicode support, expanded format support for partial restore, and stronger integration with leading nonlinear editing platforms.
+33 4 50 88 37 70; www.fpdigital.com

MULTI-DEFINITION MODULES

Ross Video RossGear MD: Multi-definition modules for distribution, monitoring, format conversion, frame synchronization, audio embedding and processing; handles all SD-SDI and HD-SDI signals; has a 2RU modular MD frame; designed to complement the Synergy MD line of switchers.
613-652-4886; www.rossvideo.com

HDTV DIGITAL WIRELESS CAMERA SYSTEM

Link Research LinkHD: Maintains full detail and resolution of HD format TV pictures throughout transmission; uses MPEG compression and modulation techniques; low transmission delay, low-power requirement and a robust diversity signal; has bit rate between 18Mb/s and 50Mb/s and will operate in HQ mode or rugged mode, with bandwidth of 20MHz or 10MHz.
+44 1923 200900; www.linkres.co.uk

HD-SDI TEST SIGNAL GENERATOR

Wohler Technologies Penpal-HD: Produces 32 video test patterns in 18 HD formats, each of which can be combined with three different audio tone settings; capabilities include three moving test patterns, pathologicals and four stereo pairs of AES audio embedded in the HD-SDI signal.
650-589-5676; www.wohler.com

BROWSING SYSTEM

Omneon ProBrowse: Create and view low-resolution versions (proxies) of full-resolution material contained within an Omneon Spectrum system; monitors content directories within an Omneon Spectrum server and automatically generates low-resolution versions of all material, including any new material being ingested or copied into the Omneon Spectrum system over FTP.
+44 1256 884 450; www.omneon.com

BATTERY

Anton/Bauer HyTron 140: Employs a special nickel metal hydride cell technology developed for low emission vehicles and e-bikes; capable of loads up to 12A; provides a capacity improvement greater than 16 percent compared to the current HyTron 120.
203-929-1100 www.antonbauer.com

VIDEO DISK ARRAY SERIES

Proavio editBOX: Has five removable SATA II disks and an eSATA interface; accommodates multistream 10-bit video; features an eSATA PCI-X host adapter for Macintosh or Windows operating systems; supplies sustained throughputs of more than 160MB/s; has a RAID-0 architecture.
562-777-3488; www.proavio.com

MULTICHANNEL AUDIO-SPLITTERS

Lawo alphaton MPV-43P: Is a 19in 1RU device; offers four channels with one input split into three outputs; inputs and outputs as XLR connectors are provided on the shot-blasted and anodized front panel; offers an individually switchable 48V-phantom power for each of the four channels.
416-292-0078; www.lawo.de

PRO PATCH

ADC Optical Normal Through Panel: Fiber source and destination connections are on the rear of the panel, with a normal through connection between the source and destination ports; 3RU chassis houses six modules to provide 24 fiber terminations; 4RU chassis houses six modules to provide 48 fiber terminations; modules are available with or without monitor ports on the front.
952-938-8080; www.adc.com

LCD MONITOR

Marshall Electronics V-R70P-HDSDI: Features a high resolution, TFT-Megapixel screen with 1.2 million pixels and digital signal processing; is constructed with a durable enclosure featuring an optical-grade polycarbonate protective cover and anti-glare/anti-reflective screen; includes an AV-mount battery adapter; runs four to six hours on optional 50WH battery; analog signals can be converted to 10-bit digital.
800-800-6608; www.lcdracks.com

VOLTAGE REGULATOR

Furman Sound: AR-15 — Series II: Delivers a stable 120 ±5 VAC whenever the input AC line voltage is between 97V and 141V; features Linear Filtering Technology (LiFT) with zero ground contamination; has Series Multi-Stage Protection Plus (SMP+) with Extreme Voltage Shutdown (EVS); output capacity is 15A; features eight outlets on the back panel and one on the front.
707-763-1010; www.furmansound.com

FLUID HEADS

Sachtler SPEEDBALANCE: Includes seven new fluid heads; offers payloads ranging from 1kg to 16kg and 25kg for Video 20 SB; features either 10 or 12 step counterbalance, resulting in extremely fine graduation and an increased payload range; uses Sachtler's step switching, which allows camera operators to balance the fluid head and camera quickly.
516-867-4900; www.sachtler.com

2-D/3-D BROADCAST GRAPHICS PLATFORM

Leitch Technology, Inscriber Inca RTX HD: Supports HD and SD graphic solutions, including real-time animations and audio transitions; develop custom graphic applications; provides up-to-the-minute data, dynamic graphics and effects within interactive programs.
519-570-9111; www.inscriber.com

MASTER CONTROL PROCESSOR

Utah Scientific HD/SD-2020: Provides digital audio and video processing for master control switching applications; can hold two independent signal processing channels; offers a full range of mixing and keying functionality.
801-575-8801; www.utahscientific.com

FIBER OPTIC VIDEO/AUDIO/DATA TRANSMISSION PLATFORM

Opticomm Optiva: Build a transmission platform based on user-specific needs; online product configurator selects the exact video, audio and data signals needed to transport optics and connectors and the most suitable housing unit; receive an automatically generated quotation with a diagram of the system.
858-450-0143; www.opticomm.com

MULTIFORMAT ROUTER

Quartz Xenon: New developments include audio and signal processing technology (SPT) modules; SPTs include a multiviewer, multilevel keyer, animated logo inserter and base-level master control switcher.
+44 118 935 0200; www.quartzuk.com

CATALOG

Bird Electronic RF and Microwave Components catalog: Offers several product groups, including attenuators, terminators, loads, couplers, signal samplers, dividers/combiners and filters; features Bird Electronic's Design to Order capabilities; new product additions include terminations, signal samplers, 600W tunable harmonic filters, mobile duplexers, 350W directional couplers and 800W power dividers; users can configure their own signal distribution systems.
440-248-1200; www.bird-electronic.com

UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SYSTEM

Eaton Powerware 9355: Is available in 10kVA and 15kVA models; is 91-percent efficient, which reduces utility costs, extends battery runtimes and produces cooler operating conditions; has a tower design half the size of comparable three-phase UPSs.
216-523-5000l; www.eaton.com

PORTABLE DVR

Fast Forward Video FieldPro: Is powered by an external 12VDC power adapter; features video capture and playback at 60fps, resolution greater than 550 lines at 4:1 compression, user-selectable compression ratios ranging from 4:1 to 20:1, and recording times averaging from four to 20 minutes per gigabyte.
949-852-8404; www.ffv.com

DUAL-CHANNEL ON-CAMERA UHF RECEIVER

Azden 200UPR: The 63 frequency UHF receiver operates in the 794MHz-806MHz band; records the sound from two subjects simultaneously; is available in three pre-packaged systems, which includes the receiver and two mic/transmitters; features a crystal-controlled PLL synthesis and a two-channel, 3.mm, -58dB balanced mic-level jack; each channel has on/off switches, LEDs, group frequency selectors and dual high-gain antennas.
516-328-7500; www.azdencorp.com

MULTI-SYSTEM CONTROLLER

Video Technics Director 4.0: Enhances and optimizes large network performance, multi-system Apella playout and record network channel control; connects available Apella channels for network remote control; play, stop and recue events quickly from any VT Director client; search and browse the database; create and execute multichannel play lists.
404-327-8300; www.videotechnics.com

HD MONITOR

Cine-tal Philo: Features Cine-tal's Intelligent Display Server Technology in a 24in LCD monitor; is comprised of two models offering a variety of configurations for HD-SDI inputs and outputs; can be configured for up to four HD-SDI inputs; includes two levels of waveform monitor and vectorscope technology, a test signal generator and a rack-mount kit; features OmniTek's waveform monitor and vectorscope.
317-576-0091; www.cine-tal.com

SHOULDER-MOUNTED CAMCORDER SUPPORT SYSTEM

PAG Orbitor: Provides a balanced and stable shooting platform for handheld camcorders; camcorder's weight is supported and counterbalanced, enabling hours of shooting without fatigue; freedom of movement is achieved by a three-axis mechanism that enables the user to pan, tilt and roll smoothly.
+44 20 8540 4797; www.paguk.com

DIGITAL BELTPACK/HEADSET INTERCOM STATION

Riedel Performer: Offers an integrated two-channel solution for combined digital matrix and party-line intercoms; can be used stand-alone or in conjunction with matrix systems; is comprised of the C3 two-channel Digital Beltpack, the C44 System Interface and the C31 1×3 Split Box.
+49 2 02 292 90; www.riedel.net

SIGNAL ANALYZER

Leader Electronics LV5700A: New addition of delta and bar-graph display modes; enables operators to spot chroma gamut errors at a glance and identify the source colors; displayed on a high-resolution TFT color screen.
+31 40 2 645 345; www.elquip.com



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