02.01.2007 12:00 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com

globalSAN X-4
Studio Network Solutions

Created for multiroom audio production studios that use Digidesign's ProTools digital audio workstations; includes 2TB of SATA storage in 1RU; contains a single RAID controller and two client licenses of SAN software; is based on the iSCSI protocol.
314-481-6965; www.studionetworksolutions.com

Digital Compact Mixer

Compact digital mixing console; features a modular design, offering eight to 24 faders; presents a fixed layout comprising 32 input channels, eight groups, eight sums, eight aux paths and eight mix-minus sums; can be deployed immediately without setting up a configuration; can easily route to the mix-minus buses directly from the channel strip.
+49 9545 4400; www.stagetec.com

Powerware BladeUPS

Power system expands power protection from 12kW to 60kW in a single 19in rack; can be deployed in several configurations, from a distributed architecture (one in every rack) to end of row (up to six units in a rack) to a central system (not on the IT floor but in the electrical closet); grows with expanding IT applications using scalable architecture.


A headset interface for use with the DX series wireless intercom systems; allows users to connect a standard 2.5mm cordless or cell phone headset to an HME BP200 beltpac; this adapter makes it more cost-effective for users of the HME DX series systems to replace headsets or add new users.
800-848-4468; www.hme.com


Desktop RAID controller features a FireWire workstation connection and SATA external drive connections; allows seamless connection of any two SATA external drives in a RAID 1 (mirrored) configuration; offers instant data and drive redundancy, providing an instant safety copy; can also perform disk-to-disk copies with no computer; features a small footprint and simple cable connections, an easy-to-use front-panel LCD readout and pushbutton controls.
800-752-0732; www.quantegy.com

Inscriber G-Channel

Allows users to create, manage and deliver 24-hour automated information channels; combines high-quality graphics, animations, audio, video and real-time external data feeds with easy drag-and-drop functionality; is SD/HD switchable.

Advent Communications

Digital video exciter offers MPEG-2 4:2:2 encoding for SD and HD; unit is DSNG2 ready and upgradable to MPEG-4; includes an L-band modulator and an HPA controller; supports either four or eight analog or embedded SDI audio channels; features options for both DVB-S2 and DVB-T.
+44 20 8440 7372

Solid State Logic

An analog mix bus system; includes two new modules: the Four Channel Input, a four mono line input module, and the Master Bus, a summing, metering and control room module; the new modules allow users to build a multi-input, dual stereo bus mini SSL with Total Recall.

VCC-8000 series

The multiviewer is a multiformat data module for critical video applications; features an integrated on-screen display with Asian character support, tally functionality, alarm reporting and a variety of text label options; offers image processing and tools for flexible monitoring environments, including in TV and production studios as well as OB van applications; can be integrated with major providers of tally management systems, production switchers and routing switchers.

C2-2000 series
TV One

Consists of 10 units, including four downconverters, four video switcher/scalers and two universal switcher/scalers; features DVI and analog inputs and outputs; five are equipped with SDI; all units have an LCD on the front for setup; offers automatic incoming resolution detection and support of multiple TV standards; can handle a maximum input PC resolution of 2048 × 2048 and all HDTV resolutions up to 1080p.
859-282-7303; www.tvone.com

Sierra Video Systems

Ultra-wideband video routing switcher features 500MHz bandwidth and hot-swappable video boards, control processors and power supply; offers configurations up to 64 × 64 in eight input and/or output increments, housed in a 4RU frame per video channel; includes a passive back plane with no external components.
530-478-1000; www.sierravideo.com

Fujitsu Components America

A Cat 5, multiuser KVM switch; part of the company's SERVIS system product line; reduces equipment costs and provides space-efficient, centralized server management by allowing multiple users independent or simultaneous shared access to any attached computer's keyboard, video and mouse, regardless of platform; consists of a KVM Main Unit, a User Console Unit and a Server Unit.
800-380-0059; http://us.fujitsu.com/components

SuperMINI Holophone

Camera-mountable 5.1-channel surround microphone features 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; includes an audio zoom button, virtual surround headphone output with gain control, auxiliary center channel microphone input and LED monitor.
416-362-7790; www.holophone.com


Station automation and video server controller allows users to manage up to 16 channels of digital video playback; interfaces with the LEIGHTRONIX TCD/NX, as well as third-party servers; controls a wide variety of resources, including DVD players, recorders and VCRs; includes WinLGX network management software for scheduling, immediate system control, user account management, system configuration and site management.
517-694-8000; www.leightronix.com

RF Central

High-definition camera mount transmitter offers low delay and extremely low power consumption in a lightweight unit; features high-quality linear RF amplification technologies; accommodates various frequency bands, including 2GHZ; ideal for sporting events and live news coverage.
717-249-4900 ext 288

NTT Electronics

The all-in-one HDTV encoder/decoder comes equipped with built-in audio processing functionality, including up to 16 PCM channels of audio input and Dolby E or Dolby Digital processing; a BISS-1/E scrambling function protects data on satellite links from unauthorized viewing; adopts HTTP menus for browser-based operations; SNMP functions are designed to make the unit easy to maintain.
415-318-4108; www.nel-world.com


Video card for uncompressed post-production workflow; is designed to allow video professionals to migrate from low-cost consumer analog equipment to professional SDI and digital audio devices by changing the connections on the video card; offers an internal keyer for logo insertion, embedded audio and six channels of AES/EBU XLR digital audio I/O connections with built-in sample rate converters for 5.1 surround sound monitoring.

Analog Way

Controller for multiroom, large-screen events; controls up to six single or multiple screen configurations with soft-edge blending; includes 7in TFT color touch-panel screen; features USB connection, customizable and user-configurable presets and joystick with direct effects access; complements existing Analog Way systems.
212-269-1902; www.analogway.com

Auralex Acoustics

Room treatment system for professional or home application dampens first reflections and low-frequency anomalies; Pro system features four 16in × 48in × 2in thick back-beveled panels for corner trapping and eight 16in × 48in × 1in rectangular back-beveled panels, totaling 64sq ft; HT system features four 16in × 48in × 2in thick back-beveled panels and eight 16in × 48in × 1in trapezoidal square-edge panels, totaling 54sq ft.

Time Tailor
Prime Image

Added functionality for video time compression system preserves closed captioning of HD video content; features a time-reduction process that occurs in real time without prerecording or preprocessing and doesn't compromise the integrity of the program master copy.
408-867-6519; www.primeimageinc.com

4K Resolution Image Mastering/Playback System
Doremi Labs

System provides 4096 × 2160 lines of resolution; requires only one Doremi server and an image processor for playback; provides four DVI or four dual-link HD-SDI video streams for connection to the 4K projector and uses 4RU of space; works with JPEG2000-compliant 4K image files.
818-562-1101; www.doremilabs.com

2K Plus v4.1.2
da Vinci

Newest version of color enhancement system includes support for digital projection standards, specifically resolutions of 2048 × 1080 10-bit RGB at 23.98sF and 24sF; supports advanced features of Grass Valley Spirit 2K/4K telecine, including six-sector secondary color correction, auto focus, automatic calibration and focus aid, which eases manual adjustment.
954-688-5600; www.davsys.com


Monitoring system includes ClearVue processor matched to a 16:10 WUXGA 24in TFT LCD panel; features HQV technology for full-resolution display of 480i, 1080i and SD/HD analog and digital video I/O; offers interlaced and progressive SD/HD-SDI input and DVI/HDMI/RGB 1080p60/50 output; supports SP/DIF (AES) and embedded audio with perfect lip sync, available on HDMI and SP/DIF (AES) outputs.
407-858-6000; www.teranex.com

Protus Ph.C
Snell & Wilcox

Video image conditioning system 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, including noise reduction and motion compensated deinterlacing and scaling.

Brilliance Low Cap Speaker Cable

OFHC speaker cable uses high-conductivity, oxygen-free copper conductors, as well as low-capacitance polyolefin dielectric; features brightly colored, satin-finished PVC jackets with ascending/descending sequential markings at 2ft intervals and print legends that incorporate location information; is available with 10, 12, 14 or 16 AWG bare copper conductors.
800-235-3361; www.beldencdt.com

F23 CineAlta

Digital camera system supports 4:4:4 1920 × 1080 RGB imaging, as well as 1080/23.98P, 24P, 25P, 29.97P, 50P, 59.94P, 50i and 59.94i formats; uses three 2.2Mb 2/3in progressive CCD imagers and a 14-bit A/D converter; captures and records variable speed images from 1P to 60P, allowing for quick- or slow-motion functionality.

TV One

Three new switchers include the two-input 1T-HDMI-821, the four-input 1T-HDMI-841 and the eight-input 1T-HDMI-881 certified compliant by the HDMI Authorized Test Center, as well as HDCP and RoHS compliant; support HDTV resolutions of 480p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p, and SD 480i; includes IR remote-control unit, but can also be controlled via front-panel push buttons, IR or RS-232 interface.
859-282-7303; www.tvone.com

Buddy Dolly

Basic dolly displays the base of the EvoPlus — can crab and steer, but does not come with the electromechanical, computerized column; adapts to be used with the turnstile attachment or any riser or outrigger via the Euro adapter.
818-841-3110; www.panther.tv

System 5-P

Digital audio mixing system includes updated control surface modules that feature higher-resolution screens and touch-sensitive knobs; allows multiple external DAW control from the system's surface via the EuCon Hybrid option, which supports major DAWs including Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Nuendo and Pyramix; enables the user to bring tracks from multiple workstations as well as the system's own DSP channels onto the surface together; saves and recalls the position of tracks on the surface.
818-766-1666; www.euphonix.com


External RAID system features a FireWire interface to the main workstation using two removable/hotswap SATA hard drives in a RAID 1 mirrored configuration; offers instant safety copy to eliminate problems of hard drive failure; performs disk to disk copies with no computer providing disk duplicates; outfitted with configurable pushbuttons and front LCD display.
800-752-0732; www.quantegy.com


Multichannel surround-sound microphone delivers 5.1 channels with no external mixing; features a multidirectional pickup pattern with 20Hz to 20KHz frequency response on five perimeter channels and a discrete LFE microphone located inside — phantom powered with an LED indicator; attaches to a 15ft Monster cable that terminates in a six-pin Neutrik XLR connector.
416-362-7790; www.holophone.com

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